Old Bailey Proceedings, 22nd June 1826.
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SESSIONS PAPER.

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM VENABLES, MAYOR.

SIXTH SESSION, HELD AT Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey. On THURSDAY, the 22d of JUNE, 1826, and following Days.

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

London:

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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 George Sowley Holroyd , Knt., one of the Justice of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir James Burrough, Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir William Alexander , Knt., one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; John Ansley , Esq.; Sir Charles Flower , Bart.; Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter , Bart.; George Scholey , Esq.; John Atkins , Esq.; Christopher Magnay , Esq.; and William Heygate , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq., Recorder of the said City; Matthias Prime Lucas , Esq.; Alderman of the said City; Thomas Denman , Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and William St. Julien Arabin , Sergeant at Law; his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of the Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and the County of Middlesex.

LONDON JURIES.

First

Henry Walthman ,

Samuel Mann ,

Wm. Tenbroeke ,

Charles Fowler ,

Geo. Robertson ,

Wm. Oxenford ,

Samuel Wilson ,

Robert Spears ,

Wm. Green ,

Joseph Franklin ,

Thos. Lawrence ,

Daniel Stable .

Second

Robert Scott ,

Charles Field ,

Francis Fisher ,

John Pratman ,

Thomas Hale ,

Thomas Wontner ,

John S. Miller ,

Francis Wilson ,

David Shands ,

Wm. Ford ,

James Towzey ,

Thomas Quarrel .

MIDDLESEX JURIES.

First

Wm. Crabb ,

Caleb Colyer ,

Thomas Collis ,

John Colyer ,

James Cooper ,

Robert Champion ,

Benjamin Davis ,

Jacob M. Davey ,

Samuel Dickens ,

John Evans ,

Joseph Edgerley ,

Wm. Edwell ,

Second

Thos. Greenway ,

John Greenham ,

Wm. Goldsmith ,

Geo. Hutchinson ,

John Howell ,

Thomas Haney ,

Simon Hart ,

George Hunter ,

Wm. Harris ,

Thomas Ivey ,

Thomas Johnson ,

Wm. Jumpson .

Third

John Avery ,

John Ash ,

Edward Atkinson ,

James Ayling ,

Edward Beasly ,

Thomas Burks ,

Edward Boddy ,

Wm. Bruck ,

Thos. Blandford ,

James Brunton ,

Charles Buck ,

Wm. Blake .

Fourth

John Berry ,

Herbert Burgess ,

James Beale ,

John Beadle ,

Robert Brookfield ,

Robert Brix ,

Eden Bowler ,

Thomas Brooks ,

George Childs ,

Wm. Crosbie ,

James Colvin ,

John Crips .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, JUNE 22, 1826.

VENABLES, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION.

OLD COURT.

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Middlesex Cases - First Jury.

Before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

1078. JAMES SMITH was indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of James Thurston , on the night of the 11th of December , and stealing 5 sets of harness, value 16l.; 1 saddle, value 10s., and 4 bridles, value 30s. , his property.

There being no evidence against the prisoner but that of an accomplice, the Jury found a verdict of

NOT GUILTY .

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Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1079. RALPH JOLLEY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Daniel Burr , on the King's highway, on the 13th of June , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 watch-chain, value 10l., and 3 seals, value 10l. , his property.

GENERAL DANIEL BURR. On the 13th of June, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, I was passing through George-street, St. Giles's ; a man came up, and took hold of my watch-chain - I stooped to prevent the watch from coming out; he broke the chain, and got that with the seals, and ran away; I pursued him towards Russell-street, and lost sight of him down the first turning - I called Stop thief! The officer brought the prisoner to my house in about two hours - I could not identify him. I have not found my property.

ELIZABETH THOMAS . On the 13th of June, about two o'clock, I was in George-street, and saw General Burr - he said he was robbed. I saw the thief run up an alley; the prisoner is the man - he had the seals in his hand - I knew him before; he was always out and in at the house where I lodge - he went straight up George-street. I had known him for a fortnight before.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did he ever live in the same house as you? A. No - I never said so; I have said his name was Tim Donovan and Pope, as he went by those names.

MORRIS NICHOLAS . I am headborough of St. Giles's. On the 13th of June, in consequence of information from Thomas and another person, I went on duty in High-street, about five minutes past two o'clock in the afternoon, and saw the prisoner and five or six more coming out of Mr. Clark's wine-vaults, at the corner of High-street; I went to him and said I wanted him, as by the description I had he was the man who had robbed General Burr of his chain and seals - he denied it; his companions surrounded me, and kicked me about, and rescued him; about half-past four o'clock I found him again, in Bain-bridge-street, dressed in a different coat and waistcoat; he resisted, but we took him by force - he said he had not seen me before, but afterwards said I had taken him in an unmanly manner - I found nothing on him.

Cross-examined. Q. How was he disguised? A. When I saw him he had no coat on, but when I took him he had, and his hat was over his eyes. I think he had a hat on when I first saw him.

WILLIAM ANDERTON . On the 13th of June, about two o'clock, I was in George-street; the prisoner ran by me very quick, and turned up Ivy-lane, and in about half a minute I saw General Burr following him, quite out of breath - he had a hat on, and a light coloured sleeved waistcoat, but no coat; I did not know him before, but am positive he is the man who passed me; I saw him run the length of the street. I saw him in custody next day, and am certain of him.

Cross-examined. Q. He ran very fast by you? A. Yes - I took particular notice of him. I will not swear whether he had a hat on.

The prisoner's Counsel called,

PATRICK MURPHY . The witness Thomas lodges in my house; I never saw the prisoner there - one Tim Donovan lodged there about three years ago, and lived opposite to us till the very day the prisoner was taken - he is very much like the prisoner - he has absconded since; I do not know the prisoner.

JOHN GREEN . I know Tim Donovan; he is very much like the prisoner, and is a very bad character.

THOMAS BOYLE . I keep the Robin Hood public-house. On the 13th of June I saw Donovan in the street, dressed in a waistcoat with sleeves; he is very similar in appearance to the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

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Before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

1080. JOHN FORDHAM was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Read , about two o'clock in the night of the 14th of May , at St. Dunstan, Stebonheath, alias Stepney, with intent to steal, and stealing 1 coat, value 50s.; 1 jacket, value 25s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 24s.; 7 spoons, value 2l., and 33 yards of woollen cloth, value 25l. , his property.

GEORGE READ. I am a tailor and draper , and rent a

house, No. 11, Northumberland-place, Commercial-road, in the parish of St. Dunstan, Stepney . On the 15th of May, about two o'clock in the morning, before day-light, I got up, came down stairs, and found the back kitchen window broken open; the bolts were wrenched off, so that any one could get in. I proceeded to the shop, which is part of the dwelling-house, and found the things in great confusion; I missed the articles enumerated in the indictment - they are worth above 30l. I found some implements of house-breaking in the kitchen and garden; my son was the last person up the night before. All was safe at ten o'clock, when I went to bed.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Have you no servants? A. No. I have two daughters; they went to bed before me.

Q. I believe since this the prisoner has endeavoured to give all the information he could? A. I have heard so.

HENRY GEORGE READ . I am the prosecutor's son. I secured the house at ten o'clock at night - it was dark then. A little after two o'clock in the morning I heard a noise of some persons walking in the lower part of the house - it was not light. I gave an alarm, and then heard persons escaping; there is a light fence on the top of the garden wall, and the rails broke as they got over them; I looked out of window, but it was not light enough to see them - from the noise they made I am sure there was more than one person. I called out of window Stop thief. The two bolts which secured the kitchen window were forced back, and the window open. The property stated was all taken away - it was safe the night before.

ROBERT FOSTER . I am a watchman - my beat is at the back of the prosecutor's premises. I heard Read cry Stop thief! and in two minutes I saw two men running down Philpot-street, as hard as they could - that street leads from behind the premises to the back of the London Infirmary - I pursued, springing my rattle; I could not catch the first man, but took the second, which was the prisoner; I took him half way up Storey-street - he had this cloth round his body, and a new great coat on. Wilson took charge of it at the watch-house.

PETER WILSON . I was constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house - I saw the cloth taken from round his body, and the coat off his back - I produce them.

MR. READ. I had cut a pair of trousers off this cloth, and the remains are left on it - it also corresponds in list and colour. I made this coat for a Custom House officer, to a particular order, with shifting buttons.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy, on account of his youth .

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Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1081. PATRICK RYAN was indicted for feloniously assaulting Isabella Curry , spinster , in a certain open place near the King's highway, on the 18th of May , at St. Dunstan Stebonbeath, alias Stepney, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, 90 halfpence , the monies of Stephen Curry .

ISABELLA CURRY. I am between nine and ten years old - my father's name is Stephen. On the 18th of May my mother sent me to Mrs. Ashdown's, in the Commercial-road, where I received 3s. 9d. in copper, and put it loose into my pinafore; I was going home, and there were several boys heaving at a post between the Commercial-road and Back-lane; one of them came near me, and asked what o'clock it was - I said I did not know; they then all came up - there were found or five of them; one walked alongside of me. I walked on - then one came and jumped on my back - he did not throw me down; I screamed out, and one clapped his hand on my mouth - then another took hold of my pinafore, and shook the money out of it - he tore the pinafore. The money fell out on the ground; they picked it up, and ran away with it. A gentleman brought the prisoner to me while I was going home - I cannot say whether he was one of them; I cannot speak to any of them. I did not pick up any of the money myself.

Cross-examined. Q. The boy could not jump heavy on your back - he did not throw you down? A. No. I did not shake the half-pence out - it was between seven and eight o'clock, and quite light - I have got 2s. 3d. back since.

THOMAS SALT . On the 18th of May, between seven and eight o'clock, I was coming from work - by the Commercial-road, in Stepney-field, I saw a little girl - I was crossing over the hills, and saw four boys throwing stones at a post; the prisoner said to one of them, "Hold your hand - you will hit the man;" they all passed away from the post. I went on, and when I got about a hundred yards I heard a scream; I got up on the clay, looked on the hill, and saw three or four boys round this child; the prisoner had got hold of her by the shoulders - another had his hand over her mouth - another, who was before her, took her pinafore and tore it; I saw the half-pence drop out - she ran away. I saw them picking the money up, and they all ran away. I ran towards the prisoner, who had held her by the shoulders, and took him - he dropped some halfpence from his hand before I got up to him. I took him to the girl's father, and sent for an officer. I returned to the spot, and picked up 9d. where I had seen him drop part of the money.

Cross-examined. Q. The prisoner had his hands on her shoulders? A. Yes. They picked the halfpence up before they ran away. I was about thirty yards off.

STEPHEN CURRY. I went with the witness to the spot, and found in all 2s. 3d. My daughter's pincloth was torn.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 14.

Recommended to Mercy on account of his youth and character .

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Before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

1082. JONATHAN CRUTCH was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , 1 gelding, price 10l. , the property of William Lawrence .

WILLIAM LAWRENCE. I am a butcher , and live at Isleworth . On Sunday morning, the 14th of May, between six and seven o'clock, I missed two geldings from the field- I found one in the pound that night, and on Monday morning I found the other, at the Green Man and Still stables, Oxford-street.

JOSEPH MILTON . I am a coachman. On the 15th of May, about half-past seven o'clock, I saw Lake riding one of the prosecutor's horses in Oxford-street, knowing it to

be Lawrence's I took it from him, having heard of the loss - I left it at the Green Man and Still, and informed Lawrence - he came up, and saw the same gelding in my presence.

EDWARD LEE . I am servant to Mr. Lawrence. On Saturday, the 13th of May, I locked the two geldings in a field on the Twickenham-road, at half-past six o'clock - it is my master's field, and nine miles from Hyde Parkcorner.

CHARLES LAKE . I am a chimney-sweeper, and live with my father, in John-street, Tottenham-court-road. I have known the prisoner a long time, by his selling dog's meat about. On Sunday afternoon, the 14th of May, about half-past five o'clock, he came to our house with this horse in a halter, and offered him for sale to my father, and said he would leave it on trial for two days, and if he liked it he was to give 8l. for it - he only asked that, and said he had given six guineas for it that day; I put it into our stable, and next morning rode it to Notting-hill, to try it - Milton stopped me in Oxford-street with it.

Cross-examined. Q. How long had you known him? A. A long time - he knew I could find him, and I found him at his work when I was stopped with the horse - I knew he occasionally jobbed in horses; we told him we should ride it to Notting-hill and Hammersmith, to try it; he did not object to that.

SAMUEL GEORGE LAKE . I am Charles Lake's father, and am a brick-maker. The prisoner brought this horse to me - I took it on trial, and if I liked it I was to give 8l.; for it. I have known him fourteen years, and where he lived.

Cross-examined. Q. He knew you could find him? - A. Yes. He bore the best of characters; he has bought horses for me. Notting-hill is in the road to Isleworth.

Prisoner's Defence. I was sent for the Black Horse public-house at Islington, to buy a horse - I asked the man if it was to kill or work - he said it was too good to kill; I thought it would suit Lake; the man gave his address "William Harris, St. Albans." I know him very well by sight.

JAMES BROWN . I am a stable-keeper. On Sunday, the 14th of May, a man brought this horse to my stables, at the top of the City-road - it was a brown gelding, branded with the letter W on the near hip - the man called and took it away about two o'clock that day - it was not the prisoner.

JAMES HALEY . I rent part of Brown's-yard, and saw the man take this horse away about two o'clock in the afternoon; the prisoner was not the man - it was a young man.

WILLIAM LAWRENCE . My gelding was marked on the hip with a W and L - they were both nearly grown out, but were visible.

WILLIAM LANE . I worked for my brother. The prisoner lodged with him; on the 14th of May, at half-past six o'clock I saw the prisoner in bed, and saw him again at ten, two and four o'clock in the afternoon.

NOT GUILTY .

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Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1083. CHARLES BUTCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , at Fulham, 2 sheep, price 3l., and 3 lambs, price 3l. , the property of Richard Woodman .

ROBERT WOODMAN . I am the son of Richard Woodman, who is a butcher , and lives at Shepherd's-bush . - Last Friday week he had, in the field adjoining the road, two down wether sheep and three lambs - they were not in my care; I saw them on Friday about two o'clock, and missed them on Saturday morning at five; the gate of the field was thrown off the hook, and the five sheep gone; I could not trace them. On Tuesday I saw the heads of five sheep at Mary-le-bone Office; the prisoner was in custody; I knew them by an ochre mark round the right eye - that was only on three of them; I could not discern it on the other two, as the skin was off; two of the skins were found last Friday, in the cut of the Paddington canal- I knew them by two strokes of ochre down the off side. The beads were fresh, and had been recently killed; the wool was cut more off the three than the other two. The prisoner lived at Kensal-green, I believe.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. You missed them on Saturday, the 10th, and saw the heads on Tuesday? A. Yes. Graziers generally mark their sheep with ochre- I believe we are the only persons who mark them round the eye - I will not swear that.

Q. If you had seen other heads with this mark round the right eye should you have claimed them? A. Yes. They were found about a mile and a quarter from where I live. I do not know the prisoner - he lived in a cottage by the side of this cut, and about one hundred yards from where the skins were found.

COURT. Q. What mark is on the skins? A. The two strokes down the off side; I made them myself - on the Wednesday before they were stolen; the mark round the eye is done with wet ochre; I did it myself, and believe it to be my own mark, and on the skin also; the water has washed it out a little, but it is visible.

HENRY RICHARD BUCKERIDGE . I am an officer of High-street, Mary-le-bone. On Monday, the 12th, I went with the prisoner's landlord, Mr. Saunders, of Kensal-green, on the Harrow-road, and in consequence of what he said I went to a cottage there, close by the Paddington canal side - the cottage was fastened up, and on the back door I observed the print of a hand with bloody finger marks, and on the privy floor I saw a bloody foot mark. I went to the back door, and perceiving a very bad smell come from the house I endeavoured to get in that way; I forced a window up and got in, and in that back room, hanging on the mantel-piece, were the plucks of three lambs and two sheep, and on the hearth were the heads of three lambs and two sheep - part of paunch and a quantity of fat in the cupboard; there was no furniture in the cottage - it did not appear to have been occupied; there was a quantity of blood on the floor, as if sheep had been slaughtered there. I let every thing remain in the state I found it, fastened the door, and went to the office. I got a warrant against the prisoner, and was out with Webster till three o'clock on Tuesday morning, by the house, but he never came near - he was apprehended next morning about eleven; Webster brought the prisoner and the heads to the office.

JOHN SAUNDERS . I have three cottages by this cut. - The prisoner came to me on the 31st of May, to take one

of them; he called on the 2d of June, and took it, and paid me 4s. down, as a week's rent; I gave him the key that day. I went there with Buckeridge on the 19th, and saw the sheeps' heads and marks of blood as he has stated. I had only seen the prisoner at the cottage once, that was on the Monday after the 2d of June - he had no furniture there - I only saw some parcels - he never lived there; he said he took it for his wife and two children. - I asked him on the 2d of June for a reference; the person he sent me to did not know him. When I saw him at the cottage there were some parcels there, but I did not go in- I thought he had received them by the canal boat; he sent them away by the errand cart. On the day he was apprehended I saw him at the door of the Coach and Horses, public-house Marlborough-street.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he pay your rent? A. He gave me 4s. on the 2d of June. I saw the cottage almost every day, but was never in it; he told me he was a yeast merchant, and had his yeast from Northampton; several Northampton boats pass the cottage.

PHILIP WEBSTER . I am an officer. I had been to the prisoner's cottage, but could not find him. I went at nine o'clock on the morning of the 13th, and left about eleven, leaving a person to watch; he fetched me, and when I got within a hundred yards of the cottage I saw the prisonner peeping round the corner of the house, as if to see if he was being noticed; I kept on the opposite side of the road, crossed over, and collared him; I told him to consider himself my prisoner, for I had a warrant against him for felony - he made no answer; I asked him what he had got in the cottage; he answered nothing at all; I said,"Are you sure you have got nothing at all?" he said nothing but some knives and hooks; I said, "Then what have you done with the heads and plucks that were there- have you flung them in the water?" he said No, he had tied them up in a basket, and they were outside the house- I asked for the key of the cottage - he asked me to take it out of his right hand pocket, which I did; we unlocked the door, went in, and found two knives, some books, and a piece of wood, which I believe they use to hang sheep on - there is a hole in it for the hook - it is a little bloody. I went outside the house, and found the heads and plucks in a basket, tied up in a small bag, with a quantity of fat; I asked what he was going to do with them - he said he was going to take them away; I asked if he was married, and where he lived - he declined answering till he got to some other place. Saunders and I had before that found part of the sheep's guts in the canal, which is about six yards from his cottage; we brought him to town with the basket - Saunders took the skins off the lambs' heads, with the mark round the eye - I produce them.

ROBERT WOODMAN . I never saw any sheep but our own marked round the eye.

Prisoner's Defence. I am a poulterer. I went to St. John-street, and as I returned through Clerkenwell, passing a butcher's-shop, he asked me to buy - I bought ten heads and plucks - some were lambs' heads and some sheeps'.

JAMES COPE . I am a butcher, and live in Coppicerow, Clerkenwell. I have dealt once or twice with the prisoner. Last Friday or Saturday week I sold him ten sheeps heads and plucks - he had bought such things three or four times; I only knew him by his passing. I bake heads and plucks of an evening. He was passing by, and I asked if I had anything to suit him, and sold him these.

COURT. Q. Were you sent for to Marlborough-street? A. No; I do not know where the prisoner lived, and did not know him by name; I thought he kept a sheep's head shop.

Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Have you ever seen sheep marked with a red spot round the eye? A. Very often - it is not uncommon; I think I could produce one or two heads from my shop now with the same mark. I buy about sixty sheeps' heads every week. I have lived at No. 6, Coppice-row, four years.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 27.

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London Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

1084. ROBERT ATKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , 1 pocket-book, value 1s., and a 10l. Bank note , the property of John Roger Rush , his master.

JOHN ROGER RUSH. I live in the Kent-road, and have an office in Crown-court, Threadneedle-street. The prisoner was nine or ten months in my service, as groom. On the 10th of April I gave Mrs. Rush a 10l. note, to take to town with her.

Mrs. MARY RUSH . On the 10th of April, about eight o'clock in the morning, Mr. Rush gave me a 10l. note at our private house; I put it into my pocket-book, and came to town in the gig; the prisoner rode post to town; the pocket-book was safe when I was in Berner-street; I had it in my pocket; I took it out in Berner-street, to put a bill into it, and cannot say whether I then returned it to my pocket, or put it into my muff; I kept my muff in my hand; the prisoner was by the side of the gig. I got into a shop on Ludgate-hill, about two o'clock, and missed the pocket-book and note. I have not seen them since.

Mr. RUSH. Mrs. RUSH came and informed me of her loss, and on the 22d of May the prisoner was going to leave my service, having had notice before; on my going to town on the 22d I told him I wanted information about a watch and seals which I had seen in his possession a few days after the 10th of April, and said I suspected he had got the note which Mrs. Rush had lost - he said, "Oh! Sir, I hope you don't suspect me;" he said he had got the watch from one Button, who lived on Snow-hill; he was in the chaise with me, and soon afterwards said Button lived in Hatton-court, Snow-hill; between twelve and one o'clock that day I went to Snow-hill, but could find no Button, nor any Hatton-court - he drove me home that afternoon - I called him in, and asked how he could deceive me in saying Button lived in Hatton-court; he then said he had told me Cock-court, and would put the horse in the chaise and drive me up to the man immediately; I told him to stop at home - I drove to Cock-court, and inquired at every house in the place, but could find no Button. In consequence of what Winsled told me I went home with a constable; I told the prisoner I would forgive him if he would confess having the note; he told me

I could not compel him to confess, and he would say nothing; he left my service that night; I had asked him to let me see the watch and seals, which he did, and I refused to return them till he gave me an account where he got them. I traced the watch next day to Mr. Frodsham. He called for the watch three days afterwards - Mr. Frodsham was present, and he said he had paid Mr. Frodsham a 10l. note for it.

JOHN FRODSHAM . I am a watch-maker, and live in Gracechurch-street. I sold this watch to the prisoner on or about the 11th of April, for four guineas - he paid me a 10l. Bank note; he called on me in about a month, to have it regulated, and asked if I had got the 10l. note, which he had paid me, for he had found it in the Park, and he should not like it to come to his master's ears - I had parted with it; I saw Mr. Rush in about a week, and afterwards saw the prisoner at his house - he said he had paid me the 10l. note, and burned the pocket-book.

ELIZABETH WINSLED . I live in Cock-court, Snow-hill. I know nobody named Button; I have lived there two years. The prisoner called on a female in the court, whose child I had the care of - she had asked me to take in a message for her; the prisoner called and told me to tell her he wished her to say her name was Button, and that her husband was a watch-maker, and she would come forward if required, and he would give her 5s. - and in order to make her understand who he was, I was to say he had treated her on boxing day, with a glass of spirits. Mr. Rush called to inquire for Button, and I told him this.

JOHN BRADY . I am a street-keeper. The prisoner voluntarily told me (as I brought him to the Compter) - that he had burned the pocket-book, and bought the watch with the 10l. note.

GUILTY. Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

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1085. GEORGE BLANSHARD was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , 2 tea-chests, value 2s.; 165lbs. of tea, value 41l. 5s.; 14lbs. of ginger, value 28s.; 12lbs. of coffee, value 24s. , the goods of John Bradbury .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

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1086. EDWARD ARCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , seven 5l. Bank notes, and five hundred 1l. Bank notes , the property of William Chaplin and others, his partners.

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

AUGUSTUS FREDERICK STONEBRIDGE . I am clerk to Messrs. Robinson, Bolton, and Watt. On the 11th of April I received a cheque for 535l. from Mr. Moseley, their agent; I took it to the Bank of England, and got a cash note in exchange, for which I received five hundred 1l. notes, Nos. 80,001 to 80,500, and seven 5l. notes - I inclosed them with a magazine in a brown paper parcel, and delivered it to James Foyle, at the coach office, Spread Eagle, Gracechurch-street, having sealed it, and directed it to Mr. John Robinson, Soho, Birmingham - it was booked, and an insurance paid on it.

Cross-examined by Mr. ALLEY. Q. Are you sure you delivered it to Foyle? A. Yes; he was not examined at the office; I believe he was unwell - he was at the second examination, but was not called.

JAMES JOHN BOUQUET . I am a clerk in the Bank, and have an entry of the notes paid for this cash note, on the 11th of April - the 1l. notes were Nos. 80,001 to 80,500.

JOHN BROOK LARKMAN . In April last I was clerk to Mr. Wm. Chaplin, who keeps the Spread Eagle - he has partners in the Birmingham coaches. On the 11th of April I saw this parcel on the desk - it was entered as valuable, and directed to Mr. Robinson, Birmingham, and insured for 535l. Evans, the guard was waiting for the parcels, and I delivered it to him, informing him the amount of it, and requesting him to take charge of it - it was a square brown paper parcel; he put it into his breast pocket, and went out of the office.

Cross-examined. Q. Foyle is a clerk in your office? A. Yes; he has been ill; we expected him here - I have not seen him for two days myself - he was then at the Spread Eagle - he entered the parcel, and I copied it on the way-bill - I took it from the place where we put valuable parcels, and delivered it to Evans - Foyle pointed it out to me as being insured.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. When did you first see the parcel? A. About half-past four o'clock - there was nobody behind the counter but Foyle, I, and the porter - it was under my eye from when I first saw it till it was delivered to Evans.

RICHARD EVANS . I was guard of the Brimingham coach. On Tuesday, the 11th of April, I received from Larkman a square brown paper parcel, tied up and directed to Robinson and Co., Birmingham - he told me it was worth 535l. - I put it into an inside seat of the coach, (I cannot tell which) for safety - it goes from the Spread Eagle to the Bull and Mouth - it was missed on the road.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. I believe some persons were cruel enough to suspect that you did not put it into the seat at all? A. A great many were cruel enough against me; the prosecutors had me apprehended- I was in gaol for a fortnight at Birmingham, and was then brought to town; I swear that I put it inside the seat - I saw Foyle at Bow-street.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Have you always said you saw it inside the coach? A. Yes; it was missed down at Birmingham, and I was put into gaol next day.

EDWARD HANNELL . I am servant to Mr. Stevens, of the Rose and Crown, Little Britain. Evans lodged there - I used to carry his coat to the Bull and Mouth - I took it there on Tuesday, the 11th of April, and saw the prisoner in the Birmingham coach - he was shabbily dressed in black, which drew my attention, and I mentioned it - he was inside the coach - two other gentlemen were also inside.

JOHN CHASE . I am a surgeon, and live at King Norton, Worcestershire. On the 11th of April I got into the Birmingham coach at the Bull and Mouth; the prisoner and a gentleman were inside when I got in - the prisoner was dressed very shabbily in black, which fixed my attention on him - I am certain of him - I noticed him as I had property about me; I merely asked him how far he was going - he said to Stoney Stratford - I asked afterwards if he lived there - he said No, he was only going there for a few days; the coach stopped in Market-street, Bedfordshire, to supper - it is about thirty miles off - I got out first, the other gentleman next, and then the prisoner - we had taken up a female at Islington, and put her down be

fore we got to Market-street; I took some refreshment, but did not observe the prisoner till I had nearly done supper - he got into the coach with us again - I was the first who got in. The prisoner left the coach at Stoney Stratford, which is about twenty-five miles from Market-street, about half-past twelve or one at night.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. He had told you he was going to stop there? A. Yes. The other gentleman is not here - I believe he was a military man - he was a traveller - the prisoner frequently got in and out when we changed horses - he had no great coat - neither the gentleman nor I left the coach till we got to Market-street.

GEORGE GRIFFITHS . I keep the Bell inn, in Market-street. On the 11th of April, about ten o'clock at night, the Birmingham coach arrived - three passengers got out- Mr. Chase was one, and I recollect the prisoner very well - he took some liquor and water, but did not sit down; I noticed that he went out of the house three times while the coach was there, and the last time he staid in the passage.

Cross-examined. Q. You must have taken great notice of him? A. Yes. Persons do not always take supper; some only take liquor and water; they more generally sup than not; I noticed the prisoner by his going out three times - there was a back place for him to go to without going out in front.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. You learned soon afterwards of this loss? A. Yes, on the Friday.

GEORGE GRIFFITHS , JUN. On the 11th of April I remember the Birmingham coach stopping at my father's - I was on the near side of the coach when the prisoner got out - I was looking after the coach to see the things were all correct, and observed him go to the near side and open the coach door, while the others were at supper; on hearing it open I went to the near side - he left the coach, and afterwards went away in it.

Cross-examined. Q. You were watching the coach - now did he take any thing out? A. I did not see him open the door, as I was on the other side - it hardly took me a second to go round - his right foot was on the step; I asked him what he wanted - I saw him leave the coach but cannot say whether he had any thing in his hand or not - I saw him shut the door with one hand - I told him what he wanted to ask the guard for, (and he went towards the house) because the guard said he had lost two coats a few nights before - I was with the coach from the time it arrived till it started - there was a lamp on each side, but no other light.

WILLIAM WILES . I am guard of the Union Birmingham coach, which meets this coach at Stoney Stratford. On the 11th of April, about one o'clock at night, we met it about a quarter of a mile on the other side Stoney Stratford; at Stoney Stratford the prisoner asked if I had room outside to London - he was very meanly dressed in black, and had no great coat - it was a very wet morning - I lent him my box coat - he came to London with us, and got down at the Pitt's Head public-house, at the corner of Old-street, about eight o'clock in the morning. The rain cleared off about day-break - he pulled off my coat, and from inside his coat I saw him pull a smallish parcel, covered with a kind of light brown paper - it appeared to be chafed a little on the edges with wet.

Cross-examined. Q. A person with plenty of money would rather go inside? A. He said he had not plenty of money - the parcel appeared to be in common rought brown paper - I only saw it once, as he pulled it out to look at it and put it in again.

Q. It was a light whitey-brown paper parcel? A. Yes.

THOMAS MIDDLETON . I am a clerk in the Inspector's office in the Bank. On the 12th of April, about one o'clock, the prisoner brought two hundred 1l. notes, to be changed for gold - they were in four parcels of 50l. each. with the Bank halter on them - we always issue them tied in fifties; I am confident of his person; he handed this paper to me as his address, "Thomas Matthews, No. 21, Euston-square; 200 1l. notes;" I have kept the paper ever since. I inspected the notes, then took him to the Treasury, to get a 200l. note for them, which I gave him, with a pen, to write his name on the large note, which he handed to the pay clerk, with a name on it - it was quite a new note, with no writing on it; I delivered the same 200 1l. notes to the cashier at the Treasury, but did not see the 200l. note after he wrote on it; I saw him deliver it to Mr. Higman, to get gold for it.

Cross-examined. Q. Had he his hat on? A. He took it off in the office, but when I first saw him it was on; he was there full twenty minutes; I do not suppose more than one or two other persons were with me that day - ours is a private office; he happened to be admitted within the office by accident, that makes me remember him - he was shabbily dressed.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Is it usual for notes to come to you with the Bank halter on them? A. Yes, it is an every day occurrence.

WILLIAM HIGMAN . I am a pay clerk at the Bank. On the 12th of April I gave a 200l. note to a person who Mr. Middleton pointed out - it was quite new - I afterwards got the number and date of the note from the Treasury - this is it (looking at it); we never issue two notes of the same number and date - it has now writing on it; I received it afterwards from an office in the Bank with this writing on it, and have brought it here.

Cross-examined. Q. How do you know the number of it? A. I got it from the Treasury - the book is not here.

MR. BOUQUET re-examined. I have my books here. On the 12th of April here are entries of the whole 500 1l. notes coming into the Treasury again - they had only been paid out on the 11th, and we re-issued them on the 12th.

GEORGE THOMAS RUTHVEN . I am an officer. In consequence of information I went to Lewes, in Sussex, on the 9th of May, and found the prisoner in the shop of Mr. Sycamore, a baker; I said "How do you do, Mr. Archer?" he said "My name is not Archer;" I said "I am sure it is;" and while this was passing Mrs. Sycamore came from the parlour into the shop; she said she was his sister - he immediately said to her "They want to persuade me my name is Archer;" I said "I am an officer, please to tell me his name?" she said "Yes, Sir, it is Archer;" he did not deny it then.

THOMAS BENJAMIN KINGSTON . I am a teller at the Bank. On the 12th of April I paid two hundred sovereigns for this 200l. note in the name of Matthews, which is in front of the note, as required; I paid no other 200l., in sovereigns, that day. I am certain this is the note for which I paid them - it is No. 51,862, and the address "Thomas Matthews, No. 21, Euston-square."

Cross-examined. Q. Do you find that, by any mark you have made on the note? A. No. by the book; the name in the book is the same as on the note.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-10

SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, JUNE 23.

Middlesex Cases, Second Jury,

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1087. JAMES MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , at St. Martin in the Fields, 3 sovereigns, the monies of William Watts , in the dwelling-house of Henry Eade .

WILLIAM WATTS. I am a gentleman's servant . and slept at the King's Head public-house, in the Strand, on the 29th of May. I lived with Mr. Alderman Christopher Smith , and left my situation on the 22d; I slept at the King's Head that night, as I knew the landlord; I went to bed about half-past eleven; another person was in another bed in the same room when I went to bed; I cannot say who he was; I had four sovereigns loose in my trousers pocket when I went to bed - I laid my trousers at the foot of the bed; I got up at half-past eight - the person was then gone from the other bed, and I immediately missed my money - I informed the landlord.

HANNAH EADE . I am sister to Henry Eade, who keeps the King's Head, in the Strand . I do not know in what parish the house is. Watts had a bed there on the 29th - there were three beds in the room - the prisoner slept in one of them - the other was unoccupied - I and the servant made up Watts' bed after the prisoner was in bed; he had slept there for a month or five weeks; he got up about six o'clock and went away; he knocked at my door and called me and the servant up; he never returned but was apprehended about two o'clock that day. Watts complained of losing his money, and when the prisoner was taken a silk handkerchief of mine was found in his pocket - I believe I had left it in the bar a few days before - nobody could have been in the room without our knowledge.

Prisoner. Q. Was the street-door open or shut when I got up? A. Shut; the servant was down stairs before me; I made the bed about half-past twelve o'clock - I think it might be as late as that.

WILLIAM COUSINS . I am an officer. I had information of this robbery, and apprehended the prisoner at Mr. Barclay's, No. 381, Strand, at work; I said I must search him, and asked if he had any money; he said "No, only a few halfpence;" I searched him and found no money, but he had no coat or waistcoat on; I asked him where his halfpence were - he said in his waistcoat pocket; he went to a cupboard and gave me his waistcoat, in which I found some halfpence; he was then fumbling about his coat pocket, in the cupboard, with his back turned towards me, and putting something into his trousers' pocket; he then gave me his coat - I found nothing in it; I said"What have you got inside your shirt?" and I there found this handkerchief, in which was a purse with three sovereigns; I said I thought he had no money - he made no answer; I took the money, and he said "Ar'n't you going to give me the money?" I said No; he said "I will soon make you return it;" I took him out - he knocked me down and ran away - I followed him to the corner of Bow-street, where a patrol stopped him. The King's Head is in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-fields.

HANNAH EADE . This handkerchief is mine.

Prisoner's Defence. There are other lodgers in the house; when I got up I left the street door open - the bed-room door was open all night - the money is my own- I have no friends in town.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

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1088. JAMES SCOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , 1 coat, value 5l., the goods of William Thomas Thornton , in his dwelling-house .

CATHERINE WHITFORD . I am servant to Mr. William Thomas Thornton, who lives in Devonshire-street . On the 19th of May, about one o'clock, I saw the prisoner peeping his head twice out of the front kitchen door - I then went to the kitchen door, and saw him with master's great coat in his hand; I do not know where it was before; he threw it down, ran out, and I after him - I gave an alarm and he was stopped, without my losing sight of him. He must have come down the area to get it.

CHARLES MORRIS . I am footman to Mr. Thornton. The cook called me from the pantry - I ran out and saw the prisoner running from the area; the coat had been put in a chair in the kitchen. I secured him about 100 yards off, without losing sight of him - it is a livery coat - I found it five or six yards from the chair, close by the door.

JAMES MURREL . I heard an alarm and stopped the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. When I was taken a gentleman came up and said he was a Magistrate, and demanded to know what was the matter - he asked if she saw any thing in my hand, and the woman said she did not.

CATHERINE WHITFORD . I was flurried, and cannot tell what I said.

GUILTY. Aged 23.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-12

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1089. MARIA MYERS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , at St. Martin-in-the-fields, 1 handkerchief, value 1s., and 60 sovereigns, the property of Patrick Guerin , her master, in his dwelling-house .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

PATRICK GUERIN. I am a shoemaker , and live in Vine-street, in the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-fields . My wife was ill, and the prisoner attended her as nurse. On the 26th of May I got sixty sovereigns from the Bank - I wrapped them up in a silk handkerchief, and gave them to my wife, in the prisoner's presence, about eight o'clock in the evening. My wife is now in St. George's Hospital.

About ten minutes past twelve o'clock that night, the prisoner had absconded without giving us notice, and the money was missing - when she was apprehended I saw the officer find the handkerchief, which I had wrapped the money in, on her person; I am certain it is the same handkerchief - Mrs. Kendal produced twenty-nine sovereigns.

Cross-examined by Mr. BARRY. Q. How long have you been married? A. Seven years; I always lived happy with my wife; she swore at Bow-street, that she had not given the prisoner leave to go out that night - she was very ill and required her attendance.

COURT. Q. How late that night did you see the prisoner? A. About ten o'clock - she used to sleep in the house.

MARGARET KENDALL . My husband lives at No. 10, Nea castle-court - the prisoner was in my service twelve months ago. On the 26th of May, at nearly twelve o'clock at night, she came and gave me twenty sovereigns, and said it was prize-money of her husband's - I was to take care of it, that she might put it into the Savings' Bank, and next morning she gave me nine more.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know her husband? A. No; she was eight months with me, and I recommended her to my sister; I have known her fifteen months; I never heard any harm of her.

JOHN CLARK . I am an officer. The prosecutor gave me information; I apprehended the prisoner, and searched her in his presence - I found this handkerchief in her hand - she was taking it from her bosom.

PATRICK GUERIN . This is the handkerchief I wrapped the money in - I have had it five years. When the officer took her, he said it was for robbing Mr. Guerin; she said"No, I never robbed him - his wife gave me the money;" my wife is now in a dying state; she told me I might do my best - that she got drunk, and was robbed of the money on the step of a door. My wife was dangerously ill at that time, and it was all the money we had in the world.

MRS. KENDALL. I am sure she said she got it as prize-money, from her husband.

The prisoner, in her defence, accused the prosecutor of illtreating his wife, and stated that she gave her the money when nobody was present.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 57.

Reference Number: t18260622-13

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

1090. ANN BROWN was indicted for the wilful murder of Elizabeth Brown Clear .

MESSRS. ANDREWS and BARRY conducted the prosecution.

ELIZABETH EDWARDS . I live in Brownlow-street, and attended the prisoner as char-woman for three or four months. I usually went to her lodgings about eight o'clock in the morning. On Wednesday, the 7th of June, I went there at eight o'clock - she opened the door to me, looked at the clock, and said it was late - I made no answer, but proceeded to light the fire; she was then in her bed-room- she came to me - I said "What a violent pain I have in my head;" she said "That is bad;" there is a small room next to the bed-room where this child slept - I went there for a duster, and saw the child laying in bed asleep - it had a colour on its cheek, and appeared in good health; the prisoner's husband was dressing in his bed-room; I went out for some bread, and when I returned she was poking the fire; I was not gone many minuts - I noticed how dull the fire burnt, and asked her if I should put the kettle on - it was on a trivet then; she said it would boil time enough; I asked if I should fetch some butter - she said there was enough - but there was scarcely any; I left the house about twenty minutes to nine, and in about half an hour I heard that a murder had been committed. I had noticed for the last three weeks that she had been very low - I saw her at Marlborough-street about twelve o'clock that day.

Cross-examined by Mr. LAW. Q. Eight o'clock was your usual time to go there? A. Yes; I got there rather before, and yet she said I was late, and said there was plenty of butter when there was hardly enough for a slice of bread. No mother on earth could behave kinder to a child than she did to this; for three weeks previous to this she had sat moping about; she always appeared kind and humane. On this morning I had left a very good fire, but she had nearly put it out; she had made a sort of confident of me, but for the last three weeks had hardly spoken.

THOMAS PRICE . I occupy part of this house, which is in Queen-street ; my rooms are on the ground floor behind; the prisoner and her husband lived in the rooms over mine - there are three rooms on the floor - they sit in the front room, sleep in the middle one, and this child slept in the third; I lived there nearly two years, and saw the child daily; they called it Anney Brown - it was between two and three years old; I think I saw it playing at the door on Tuesday, the 6th; on the 7th, in the morning, I heard Edwards go up stairs, and after she was gone I heard the prisoner come down stairs into the shop, and soon after heard her exclaim to her husband "Charles, what have I done!" she said this a dozen times or more, in great grief apparently; he said "Have you cut your finger?" she gave no answer, but kept saying "What have I done?" Mr. Brown ran up stairs - I called out "What is the matter Brown?" he made no answer, but ran up - I followed and met him coming out of the middle room, tearing his hair, wringing his hands, and stamping; he turned round, followed me into the room, opened the door of the third room, where the child lay, and said "For God's sake look at my baby; Price, look at my baby;" it lay on the floor with its throat cut, smothered in blood; he was quite frantic; I was going out of the room but met the prisoner, as I got on the landing, coming up stairs; her left hand was covered with blood - she walked by me into the room, and said "Price!" but I do not know what else; she went into the sitting room, and said "Where is my child - what have I done?" she stood up, and by this time a dozen persons had got into the room; she spoke in a violent manner - as soon as her husband came into the room he said"Ann, what have you done? you have murdered my baby;" she made no answer, but kept saying "Where is the child - what have I done?" Brown laid hold of her round the neck - they both fell on the sofa - he kissed her- she appeared faint, and he was frantic - he got up and walked about stamping - two women held her, fearing she might commit self-destruction. I remained there till the officers came, which was about ten minutes past nine - she seemed in great grief, and frantic; they took her away

- I saw her at Marlborough-street about twelve o'clock, and shook hands with her - she seemed then much in her usual way; I saw a knife in her husband's hands, while she was in the front room - he took it from the sink - it was steeped in blood; the sink is within a yard of where the child lay; I have not observed any difference in her conduct.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose you attend to your business? A. Yes; there is a window between my shop and theirs; she must pass through the street to get to the shop; she made the discovery herself - her manner was wild and frantic - she had had the child there about eighteen months, and was extremely kind and tender to it; we have noticed her being remarkably kind to it.

SARAH HOWARD . I live in Queen-street, Seven-dials, right opposite to the prisoner - I have known her nearly seven years; she is fifty-one years old, and her husband about twenty-eight; I visited them - they kept a coalshed. I have lately observed her dull and heavy, and particularly on the Tuesday before this happened. I saw the child several times on Tuesday - it was noticing my dog at the door, about three o'clock in the afternoon; it used to ride on it, and that pleased the prisoner, but on this occasion the child pulled her apron to attract her notice, and said, "Mammy," but she stood leaning on the door-post for a quarter of an hour, and did not notice the child, though it kept wishing her to look at the dog; her conduct to the child was very good indeed; I knew she was not its mother; she always let it go to see its mother whenever it was wanted. I never heard any dispute between her and her husband - they lived more happy after the child lived with them.

Q. How did you hear of what happened? A. Mr. Brown came over and took me to his passage. I saw the prisoner in the shop all bloody, holding her hands up, and saying,"What have I done?" she did not notice me; I looked at her hands, and asked what she had done - she made no answer. I went up stairs with Brown, into the little room where the child slept, and found it out of bed, laying in the corner, on the floor, by the window, within arms length of the sink, which is in the other room; the child was warm, and the blood flowing; I was lost for a few minutes, and after recovering I helped the beadle to place the body on the table - its head was nearly cut off. I saw the prisoner again about twelve o'clock, before the Magistrate - she stood there agitated, and working her fingers about.

Cross-examined. Q. Did she bear the character of a humane person? A. She did. I never saw her in a passion; she humoured this child more than I would mine - she has seemed lost lately.

WILLIAM RICHARD BIGG . I am assistant overseer of St. Giles's; Queen-street is in that parish. On the morning of the 7th of June I saw the prisoner at the work-house, in a ward where we put mad people; she was in a straight waistcoat, sitting by the side of the fire very quietly - several persons were in the ward.

JONATHAN LIDDIARD. I am a bricklayer, and live in Great Earl-street, Seven-dials. On Monday, the 7th of June, about ten minutes past nine o'clock, I went to this house, and took the prisoner into custody; the moment I took hold of her she said, "What have I done?" and in going along asked me several times where the child was - she appeared very low; I took her to the watch-house, and afterwards to the work-house; I ordered that she should not wash herself - they thought it best to put on the strait waistcoat, that she should not alter herself.

Cross-examined. Q. Who did you find in the room? A. Two people were holding her on the sofa.

GEORGE POND . I am a beadle, and assisted in taking her.

JOHN BARTLETT . I am a beadle. I went to this house on the 7th of June, and found the body. Price pointed out a carving-knife on the stove - it was quite wet with blood - I produce it.

SAMUEL FURZMAN . I am an officer. I was taking the prisoner to the office on the morning of the 7th of June, and knowing her I said "What, in the name of God, could passess you to do this?" - she said it was done in a moment, and she was very sorry for it, and did not know at the moment what she was doing; she then cried. I asked where the child was at the time - she said it was asleep in bed - that she laid hold of it, took the knife off the table and did it. She then complained very much of a person named Easley continually annoying her, and one Bentley encouraging her in doing so; I know she was tensed by these women coming opposite her house with a child. I have known her twelve months; she bore an excellent character.

ELIZABETH CLEAR . I am the child's mother. The prisoner was always extremely kind to it.

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

HENRY ANGELOIS . I live in Bolton-row, and have known the prisoner thirty years - she lived in my mother's service, and was in our house about a year and a half, in a deranged state; her countenance to-day is just the same as when she was in that state - it is not her usual appearance; she was under the care of her mother in our house, who lived forty years with us, and died in our service. - The prisoner left us, and went into Mrs. Cosard's service, but was sent back to us, in consequence of attempting to drown herself, and was placed under her mother's care - she was once out all night, and came home in a desponding state, and said she had been on London-bridge all night. When she was in this desponding state she would sit, pretending to be at work, but doing nothing, and would never speak - at other times she was quite communicative; she had nursed two of my brothers; they had been ill. My mother and her's were worn out with attending them; she came up, and asked if she could be of any service - that was the first symptom of her coming to herself.

Mr. BARRY. Q. What are you? A. I give instructions in fencing. I think this circumstance took place in 1805. Mrs. Cosard wanted to have her again, but the late Dr. Baillie thought it not proper, from his opinion of her mind.

MARGARET BAILEY . I am servant to Miss Wegg, of Upper Brook-street, and lived servant with the prisoner at Mrs. Cosard's - she was in a very desponding way there for a long time, and threw herself into a cold bath in the garden - my master found her there; she was brought into the house by two men, dripping wet, and kept in bed three days, and was hardly alive; she would seldom answer any body, but moped about in any private corner,

and would be days together without speaking to anybody. I am certain she was in a state of mental derangement - Dr. Baillie said she must not be kept where there were children, and she was sent back to Mrs. Angelois.

NOT GUILTY, being Insane .

Reference Number: t18260622-14

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1091. JAMES WRAY was indicted for the wilful murder of Mary Smith .

MICHAEL MULVEY . I live in Horse-shoe-alley . On the 29th of May, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I was at the end of the alley - Mrs. Smith stood there, talking to a woman; I passed them, and at the end of the alley the prisoner was sitting down on a step; Smith came up, and said to him, "Bad luck to you, you good for nothing rascal - you should have passed me civilly, and not have thrown down my basket and butter;" she put her hand to his breast; I do not know whether her fist was doubled; she shoved him or struck him; he made no reply, but jumped up and knocked her down, with his fist; the back of her head came against the pavement; I seized him, and called for an officer - he struck me, and was rescued - he is a coal-heaver.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did not she slap his face? A. No - across his breast; she did not appear intoxicated, but I will not swear she was not.

JAMES LUKE . I am a surgeon. On the 30th of May I was called to the deceased - she had a slight bruise over her left eye, and a severe one on the back of her head, which might have been caused by a fall; she died on the 6th of June. I opened her - there was a fracture on the skull, which caused her death - it might have happened by a fall on the pavement.

ELIZABETH MULVEY . I was talking with Mrs. Smith; two coal-heavers were carrying coals - one of them as he came down pushed Smith's butter down - it was a wet morning; I picked it up, and was going to pump some water on it; Smith called the prisoner a good for nothing scoundrel; he up with his fist and hit her on the temple; she fell backwards and seemed stunned; I carried her home, and the surgeon saw her. The prisoner was not sitting down, but standing.

ELIZA CANNEE . I know the deceased - her name was Mary Smith. I was coming down the court; the prisoner was taking a sack off the waggon; I went behind him - these people were coming up - Smith pushed him on the left, to make him pass on the right - he kept on the left, and brushed his sack or elbow against her basket, and down it fell; he went on, and when he returned she said,"You good for nothing rascal, how could you serve me so" - he up with his hand, and hit her on the left side of her face - she fell on her back. He was making fun of her with his mouth, and she slightly put her hand to him to keep him off.

Cross-examined. Q. Was he sitting or standing when she gave him this slight tap? A. Standing - I swear that.

Mr. PHILLIPS called -

HENRY BROWN . I am a shoe-maker. I saw the prisoner sitting down; the deceased was very much intoxicated - she gave him a slap in the face, because she thought he was laughing at her; he got up to stop her from striking again, and gave her a back-handed blow on the eye to keep her off.

GEORGE GUDLER . I saw the deceased after she was thrown down - she stood up, and was putting her bonnet on, and appeared to be intoxicated.

HANNAH RANGHAM . I saw this happen; the deceased was intoxicated very much.

JOHN ROGERS . I am a coal-heaver, and was close to the prisoner - he was sitting down, tying his shoe; the deceased came up, hit him in the face, and said, "This is the blackguard that dirtied my butter;" he got up, and shoved her away with his back-hand - she slipped off the curb. I cannot say whether she was tipsy; he shoved her because she was coming to strike him again.

WILLIAM SKINNER . I am a coal-heaver. I pushed the butter down by accident - it was not the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-15

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

1092. THOMAS TAYLOR was indicted for the wilful murder of Terence Chawner .

Upon the evidence of Mr. Joseph Edmundson, a surgeon, it appeared the deceased died of erys pelas, and not from external injury.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-16

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

1093. WILLIAM COLLIER was indicted for cutting and stabbing Samuel Westerfer , with intent to kill and murder him .

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

SAMUEL WESTERFER. I am a silk-dyer , and live in Hare-street , on the ground floor; the prisoner lived on the first floor of the same house. On the 13th of May, about eleven o'clock at night, I was standing outside the door, speaking to Barton and White; Barton asked me to go over the way - I was in the act of going over when the prisoner called me, saying, "I want to speak to you;" I went within the threshold of the door, to hear what he had to say - when he caught me by the right wrist, and took a step further inwards; I put my ear forward to hear what he had to say, and he instantly stabbed me. I soon became stunned by the fright and loss of blood, and do not know what passed - he stabbed me below the pit of my stomach. I recovered in about a quarter of an hour, and found myself in bed; he said nothing to me before he stabbed me. I saw a sharp pointed knife in his hand, as I got from him, just after he stabbed me; I never had the least quarrel with him.

Cross-examined. by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Without your doing any thing, or having any quarrel, he gave you this blow? A. He did - there had been a quarrel between his wife and mine, about his grand-daughters, but I never had a word with him.

Q. Had he not some bread and cheese in his hand? A. I think not, for he caught me with one hand, and stabbed me with the other. I do not know William Hildyard - I never heard the name.

JOHN BARTON . I live opposite Westerfer. I went home about eleven on this evening, and heard a sad noise - I crossed, and saw Mr. and Mrs. Westerfer, Mr. and Mrs. Collier, and two young girls - they were making a

piece of work with each other; I asked Westerfer to go and shut himself in doors out of the way, and to settle it on Monday, by a peace-warrant - he came from the door, and said he would go over to my house, and have some beer, to get out of the piece of work - we were going from the door when Westerfer was called; he went to his own door, and I lost sight of him - I turned to speak to his wife, and in a moment he came out and said, "I am stabbed;" he pulled up his waistcoat and shirt, and I saw the blood flowing from the wound. I walked into the passage to look for Collier; two watchmen were going up stairs, and by their light I saw Collier standing in the passage, opening the cellar door; he exclaimed, "Go on - he is up stairs" - I said, "This is the man," and put my hand on his shoulder. He went down the cellar stairs so fast I was obliged to loose my hold; I got a light, and searched the cellars and back gardens, but could not find him.

Cross-examined. Q. It is not uncommon for there to be a noise in this house? A. No - they were all wrangling, and in a state of irritation - I cannot pretend to say Westerfer was in the row, farther than that I asked him to come away. I did not hear Collier call him back. Whether Westerfer was quarrelling I cannot say.

JOHN WHITE . I live nearly opposite to Westerfer. I was going home, and heard a noise at his door, with Mrs. Collier and her grand-daughters - Westerfer stood at the side of the door, with Barton. I was going up to them - Collier came down stairs, clapped Westerfer on the shoulder, and said, "Westerfer, I want to speak to you"- I fell back for him to go in - there was a bit of a skirmish in the passage. Collier ran, and stood on the first stair, and said, "I have done for the b - r;" he then went up stairs, came down with his hat and coat on, and went down the cellar stairs. I and Barton caught hold of his coat, and he said the man who had done the murder was up stairs; he got away from us, down into the cellar. I saw no more of him till he was in custody. Westerfer was taken over to Barton's.

Cross-examined. Q. Barton was alongside of Westerfer when Collier tapped him on the shoulder? A. Yes - he was close to him. Barton must have heard it.

Q. Barton must have heard him say "I have stabbed him?" A. I do not know that - he came into the passage after me, and caught hold of his coat. The quarrel was between Mrs. Collier and her grand-daughters - they were often quarrelling; the passage is dark.

WILLIAM TURNER . On the 13th of May I was going home, and saw Westerfer at his door - the prisoner, who was in the passage, came and told him he wanted to speak to him; Westerfer went in, and in about two minutes he came out and said he was stabbed - Collier answered "I have done for you;" I saw no more in the confusion. I went next day, and saw Westerfer in bed.

WILLIAM MERRY . I am a patrol. On Sunday afternoon, the 14th of May, the prisoner came to our office voluntarily - he seemed rather drunk, and said, "I have come to give myself up to Justice - I have been guilty of murder." He said Westerfer was the man. I went to Hare-street, and found Westerfer in bed - his sister gave me his shirt, which is bloody.

SAMUEL WESTERFER . This is the shirt I wore.

WILLIAM MERRY . The prisoner afterwards told me voluntarily that he had intended this for the last eleven months - there had been such disturbances in the family, and he was determined to do it; he had stabbed him, and knew he had murdered him, and therefore gave himself up; it was at four o'clock in the afternoon. I understood he had been at the office that morning.

Cross-examined. Q. Is it your habit to talk with prisoners? A. No; I asked him no questions at all; he told very thing himself. I have no doubt of his being a little in liquor, but not much - he had told this story to other officers, but they sent him away, as a drunken man.

JOHN CAMPLIN . I am a surgeon. I saw the prosecutor on the night of the 13th - he had been stabbed or cut with some sharp instrument; the wound was rather more than an inch long - I should not term it a grievous harm; it was just on the edge of the cartilege of the chest, in an oblique direction.

Prisoner's Defence. They have all sworn falsely. I came home about ten minutes past eleven o'clock, and found my house surrounded. I was informed my wife and the prosecutor had been quarrelling - I went up stairs, but my wife took no notice of it to me - at supper time I said "I find you have had a quarrel with Mrs. Westerfer"- she said, "Yes, she has got drunk, and has been abusing the girls;" I called one of the girls up - she did not come, and I went down with a piece of bread and the knife in my hand; I said to the girl, "Why don't you come up." The prosecutor heard my voice, and began striking at me, but could not hit me - he turned out of doors went out to ask why he hit me; as soon as I mentioned his name he rushed in, and said, "You have been telling somebody that I said something about you;" I denied it- he said, "You lie, you old b - r," and struck and kicked me; I resented the blow with the knife in my hand, and he said he was stabbed. I immediately thought of the knife, and was so frightened I got my hat and coat and made my way out. I was drinking, and mentioned it to a man in Drury-lane; he advised me to go to Bow-street, which I did, and they laugthed at me; I said we had been at variance for eleven months, but with the man himself I never quarrelled. I never said I did it wilfully.

WILLIAM HILDYARD . I am a weaver, and live in Parliament-street, Bethnal-green. I was coming home between eleven and twelve o'clock on this night, and in Hare-street I heard a quarrel; I saw the prisoner come down stairs, eating his supper; I heard the prosecutor's wife call the prisoner's two grand-children, two wh - s, and using dreadful language; Westerfer came out - the prisoner said it was very wrong for the prosecutor's wife to use such language, which she knew was false - he called Westerfer a rogue and villain, for suffering such language - Westerfer immediately struck him - Collier appeared quite calm and cool - he returned the blow, but I did not know he had a knife; I thought he struck with his fist.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-17

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1094. ELIZABETH NASH was indicted for a like offence .

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

ELIZABETH CHIPPS . I live in Lombard-court, Seven-

dials. The prisoner and I lived in the same room - we are unfortunate girl; we had a dispute on Whit Sunday, about my mother asking me to dinner and not her - she struck me twice, but we made it up, and slept together. - On Monday, the 15th, we fetched my brothers, (we were good friends) and while we were at dinner she said some angry words about my brothers - I said, "Betsey, hold your tongue - don't quarrel;" she said if I did not hold my tongue she would scoop my eyes out with a fork - after dinner she was clearing the table - I was putting my bonnet on by the glass; she struck me in the face with her open hand, and then immediately struck me in the face with a knife - it was done in a moment; a great deal of blood came from me. Hailstone (who was in the room) took her away - I was taken to the Hospital; I had not lifted my hand to her; she had five knives and forks in her hand at the time - she had taken them off the table; she drew this from the rest and struck me; I had a cut in my cheek, and another in my forehead.

MARTHA HAILSTONE . I was in the room. A young woman was dining with us; Nash called her Mrs. Chipps - words arose, and after dinner Chipps took down the glass, to put her bonnet on - she had a plate to keep the glass up; Nash wanted the plate - Chipps would not let her have it; Nash said if she did not hold her tongue she would scoop her eye out with the fork; one snatched the plate from the other, then Nash struck her in the face, and soon after Nash took up the plates in one hand and the knives in the other - she struck her once or twice on the head, and I took Nash out of the room; she never lifted her hand against her - they were both in a passion, no doubt.

ELIZA CHIPPS . I am the prosecutrix's mother. I was ill in bed in the room - they were wrangling; I begged of Nash to leave the room; she was cleaning the table, and had five knives in her hand; she drew one from the rest. and hit my daughter with it.

COURT. This should have been an indictment for an assault.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-18

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

1095. MARY ANSTEY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Philip Goddard , on the King's highway, on the 28th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 handkerchief, value 2s. , his property.

PHILIP GODDARD. I am a carpenter . On the 28th of May I was going up West-street, Smithfield , about two o'clock in the morning, in my way home, and met the prisoner, who asked me for something to drink; I gave her a few halfpence, thinking I might be allowed to pass; she immediately turned round to my pocket, and took out my handkerchief and a pair of gloves, and snatched at my umbrella, but I held it fast. I seized her, and demanded my gloves and handkerchief - she denied having them, and ran across the road; I pursued and caught her - she gave me a black eye, and in an instant dropped my handkerchief; I struck her with my umbrella: the watchman came up - I gave charge of her. I found one of my gloves on the ground.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not meet me that evening in St. John-street? A. No; I did not see her till she robbed me. I was in St. John-street - she appeared quite tipsy.

WILLIAM WATSON . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner and prosecutor scuffling; he gave charge of her for stealing his handkerchief - she immediately struck him in the eye.

The prisoner put in a written defence stating that the prosecutor had struck her because she refused to accompany him, and denied the charge.

GUILTY. Aged 30.

Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-19

London Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

1096. JAMES JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , part of a gig harness, value 30s. , the goods of John Smith .

EPHRAIM MEAD . I am servant to Mr. John Smith. On the 30th of May, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner come out of the stable, which adjoins the ware house, in Vine-street, America-square - I stopped him four or five yards off, with this harness, and asked how he came by it - he said, "Don't say any thing about it;" he was quite a stranger. I gave him in charge.(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-20

1097. JAMES RAKE was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , 50lbs. of beef, value 25s. , the goods of David Gain .

DAVID GAIN. I am a butcher , and live at Clapham. - I bought 58lbs. of beef of Mr. Grant, at Leadenhall-market , about half-past six o'clock - it was put into my cart, by my porter, and about seven it was missing; I found it all about half-past seven o'clock, exposed for sale, at Mr. Suffolk's, in Newgate-market - it cost 32s. 6d. In consequence of what Suffolk said I watched near his stall - the prisoner came up and I asked where he got that beef from - he said a person gave it to him up at the top, to bring for sale, and if I would go with him he would pay me for it; I refused. He then said he brought it from Leadenhall-market, and wished me to let him go. I gave him in charge.

THOMAS RUMBLE . I am porter to Mr. Gain. I put this rump and loin of beef into the cart, and left it for eight or nine minutes - when I returned it was gone. I found the prisoner in custody with it at Guildhall, and was sure of it.

WILLIAM GRANT . I sold Gain seven stone of beef, at Leadenhall-market; Rumble took it away; I saw the same beef at Guildhall, and knew it.

JOHN BENNETT . I am in Mr. Suffolk's employ. On the 19th of May, about half-past seven o'clock, this rump and loin of beef were brought to his shop by the prisoner - he said, "This is a bit of beef of mine;" I directly booked it to him; my master was to sell it for him - we have had meat from him before. Gain claimed it in five or ten minutes; I told him who had brought it, and in about ten minutes the prisoner was taken.

WILLIAM JACKSON . I am a constable, and received the prisoner in charge - he said a person (mentioning some name) who he met in Leadenhall-market, hired him to take the meat to market; he did not say where the person lived, nor who he was to deliver it to.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to buy some calves' heads at Leadenhall-market, and saw Tilley, a fellow-servant, there; he lived with me three years ago at Mr. Gilley's, in Blackfriars-road; he asked me to carry this beef to Newgate-market for him, and he would be there as soon as me. I took it to Suffolk's, then went and bought my calves' heads - I returned to see if Tilley was come, and was taken; I said it belonged to Tilley.

WILLIAM JACKSON . He mentioned Tilley's name, and afterwards begged to be let go, saying it was the first time he had done any thing wrong.

JOHN BENNETT . I do not know Tilley - the prisoner acted as the owner himself.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-21

1098. MARY HUGHES was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 16 yards of printed muslin, value 16s. , the goods of Charles Meeking .

GEORGE BEATT . I am shopman to Charles Meeking, a linen-draper , of Holborn-hill . On the 8th of June, from information I received I went out, and saw the prisoner in St. Andrew's-court, with a crowd round her; Watson had her in custody, and produced this piece of muslin to me, which had been stolen from between our outer and inner doors.

WILLIAM THOMAS WATSON . I live at Deptford. I was going into Mr. Meeking's shop when two women gave me information; I went, and found the prisoner in St. Andrew's-court, with this muslin under her shawl; she asked me to let her go, as it was her first offence.

GEORGE CORBY . I took her into custody - she confessed the charge.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. There was a crowd round this door; I saw this muslin under the people's feet, and picked it up.

GUILTY. Aged 35.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-22

1099. JOHN BASKERVILLE was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , 1 printed bound book, value 6d.; 4 printed bound books, value 4s., and four shirts, value 10s., the goods of William Purser , his master .

WILLIAM PURSER. I keep a shell-fish-shop in St. Martin's-le-grand . The prisoner was eighteen months in my service, and slept in the house; I missed four shirts from my bed-room, and some books; I found two shirts in pawn and one book, at Turner's.

ISAAC HUGHES PUGH . I am servant to Mr. Baylis, a pawnbroker. I have two shirts - one of which I took in pawn, on the 6th of May, from a man in the name of Hurlock; I was not present when the other was pawned - it was on the 14th of April. Taylor has the duplicate I gave the person.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am an officer, and took the prisoner in charge on the 3d of June; he said voluntarily that he had taken the things, and sold the books to Turner, and pawned the shirts at Baylis'; I told him to say nothing, but he would. Turner had sold four of the books, and gave up the other. I found the duplicates of the shirts upon him.(Property produced and sworn to).

The prisoner received an excellent character.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy . Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-23

1100. MARTIN COPE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , 1 snuff-box, value 2s., the goods of Thomas Marshall Thorburn , from his person .

THOMAS MARSHALL THORBURN. I am a spice merchant , and live in Philpot-lane. On the 12th of June, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Guildhall , at the Election; I had a snuff-box in my outside coat-pocket - I had used it two minutes before; I felt somebody at my pocket - the prisoner at that moment came from behind me, and passed before me - there were a great many people in the Hall; I laid hold of him, and was taking him out of the Hall when he stooped, and the box fell on my feet - I picked it up, and the constable took charge of it.

Prisoner. Q. Was I near your pocket? A. He was close to my shoulder when I felt the motion at my pocket.

GEORGE CHEYNE . I was in Guildhall with Mr. Thorburn, and saw the prisoner come before him - he immediately missed his box; I was standing on a line with the prosecutor - the prisoner came immediately before him on the left hand - Mr. Thorburn laid hold of him, and I observed the box drop as he was stooping under the rails - it was picked up immediately.

RICHARD McDONALD . I am a constable, and was in the Hall. The prisoner was given into my charge, with the box; I found a pair of scissars on him, with the duplicate of a handkerchief, pawned that day for 3s. - he denied the charge - I did not know him before.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was at work till twelve o'clock, and then being ill, my mother persuaded me to take a walk; I went to see the election - the gentleman accused me of stealing his box.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260622-24

1101. JOHN HOLMES and JOSEPH PEMBROKE were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 1 carcass of a sheep, value 30s. , the goods of William Collingwood .

GEORGE SILVESTER . I am servant to William Collingwood, a carcass butcher , of Newgate-market . On the 15th of June, at eight o'clock at night, I counted what carcases were left outside the shop - there were twenty sheep hanging outside, as it was hot weather; next morning, at half-past four, I missed two - I had marked them; I found one at Guildhall at one o'clock that day, when both the prisoners were in custody - it weighed 9st. 3lb.; I am certain of it by the mark.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. How many had you so marked? A. Twenty.

WILLIAM BURRIDGE . I am a watchman of Castle Baynard ward. On the morning of the 16th, at half-past three o'clock, I saw both the prisoners coming down Old

Change together - Pembroke had a blue butcher's frock on, and Holmes a brown coat - they both looked like butchers, and were close together - Pembroke had the carcass of a sheep on his right shoulder; I asked where they were going with that mutton - they said nothing but threw it down, and away they both ran - I pursued, and Holmes was stopped before I lost sight of him - it was light - I followed into Thames-street, in the direction Pembroke ran, and found him in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour, in a stable, where some horse-keepers were feeding their horses; he was under the manger covered with straw; I told him to come out; he said nothing but "Don't hold me so;" I am certain of him - Connell picked the sheep up.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you acquainted with the market much? A. I watch there in my turn; they do not begin business at that early hour. Pembroke did not say he was employed to carry it.

JOHN CONNELL . I am a watchman. At half-past three I saw the prisoners come down Old Change - Pembroke had the sheep on his shoulder - Holmes was walking close at his side; Burridge said, "My friend, where are you going with that sheep?" they made no answer, but Pembroke threw it off his shoulder; I was close behind him - both ran away - I picked up the sheep, and produced it at Guildhall; I saw the prisoners at the watch-house, and am certain of them.

THOMAS BARRETT . I am a watchman. I heard a rattle spring, and saw Holmes running - he was stopped and given to me.

ROBERT POCKLINGTON . I am a butcher, and live in Old Change. I heard the rattles spring, looked out of the window, and saw Holmes run down Old Change; I saw him in custody in about ten minutes, and am certain of him. The carcass was brought to my shop - Silvester claimed it. Business begins in the market about four o'clock.

HOLMES' Defence. I had been out at a Free and Easy and got shut out; I was going home when I was taken.

HOLMES - GUILTY . Aged 31.

PEMBROKE - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-25

1102. EDWARD BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 1 watch, value 1l.; 1 gold seal, value 8s.; 1 other seal, value 1s.; 1 watch-key, value 6d., and 1 ribbon, value 6d. , the goods of Joseph Middleton Oliver .

SARAH OLIVER . I am the wife of Joseph Middleton Oliver, a shoemaker . We lodge in the lower part of a house in Bishopsgate-street ; this watch hung over the mantel-piece in the parlour, behind the shop; I was in the shop attending to a gentleman; there is a gateway, through which a person can get to the parlour without going through the shop; I saw the parlour door go back - I had left it on the latch; I immediately opened the shop door, and saw the prisoner run out of the parlour - he was dressed in a brown great coat: I am certain of him. I returned to the shop, alarmed Payne, who pursued and brought him back in two or three minutes; the watch was missing - I had seen it safe two minutes before - it has not been found. I am certain of him; he gave no reason for being in the parlour.

Cross-examined by Mr. PRENDERGAST. Q. You saw him at the door? A. I saw him coming out of the parlour into the passage; there is a glass door between the parlour and passage; I saw nobody with him.

CHARLES WILLIAM PAYNE . I am in Mrs. Oliver's employ. A person came in to buy a pair of boots; I knocked for mistress to come into the shop; she alarmed me; I saw the prisoner come out of the room door myself; I immediately followed him up Bishopsgate-street, down Old Bedlam, and into a stable-yard; he there dodged me between the coaches, struck me in the breast, and tore my coat; I at last caught him by his coat tail; he sat down, wanted me to return back, and, as he passed a dung-hill, he threw his hand out, but I did not see what he threw away; I took him to mistress; she said, "That is the man who stole the watch;" I returned to the stable-yard to look on the dung-hill, but two men there said if I dare enter the yard they would knock me down. I am certain of the prisoner's person.

Cross-examined. Q. The stable-yard was private property? A. It belongs to the Two-penny Post-office; the men were strangers there - I should know them again; they stood near the dong-hill; I have no doubt but he threw the watch there; I lost sight of him twice in turning the corner for a moment.

JOSEPH MARTIN . I took the prisoner in charge, and found the duplicate of a lady's retucule, and purse on him.

Prisoner's Defence. The reticule and purse are my sister's. I was going through this yard when the witness collared me, and asked what I had done with the watch - I said I knew nothing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-26

THIRD DAY SATURDAY, JUNE 24.

Middlesex Cases - First Jury.

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1103. WILLIAM ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 1 coat, value 1l.; 1 pair of trousers, value 15s.; 1 shirt, value 7s., and 1 hat, value 15s., the goods of John Norman , in the dwelling-house of Elizabeth Cook , widow .

ELIZABETH COOK. I am a widow, and live in Lower East Smithfield . The prisoner lodged in my house for a fortnight, and had to go through Norman's bed-room to his own - he left on the 2d of May, and this property was missing.

JOHN NORMAN . I lodge at Cook's. I got up on the 2d of May, leaving the prisoner in bed, and these clothes on a chair in my room; between six and seven o'clock I went out, returned about eight, and missed all my clothes. On Monday last I met the prisoner in Butcher-row, and said he was the man who had stolen my clothes, which he denied; I took him to the house; his hand was behind his coat, and I found he was breaking up some duplicates - he told me at last where he had pawned them.

SAMUEL SMITH . I am a pawnbroker On the 2d of May the prisoner pawned a coat and trousers with me.

JEREMIAH GIDNEY. I am an officer, and have the pieces of the duplicate.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 39.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-27

1104. GEORGE LESLIE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , at St. Luke, 1 watch, value 10l.; 1 chain, value 2l.; 2 seals, value 2l.; 1 watch-key, value 5s., and a watch-stand, value 1d., the goods of Joseph Iliff , in the dwelling-house of James Dick .

WILLIAM COATES . I am an officer of the City-road trust. On the 24th of May, about five minutes past eleven in the morning, I saw a boy, not the prisoner, laying on the steps of a door, in Artillery place , two doors beyond Mr. Dick's, with a basket of shavings; I kept watching, as I knew the boy, and saw the prisoner come out of the area of Mr. Dick's house, with a basket also; I followed, came up with him, and asked what he had got in his basket - he made no answer - I put my hand into the basket, and saw this watch; he endeavoured to escape but I secured him - he begged to be let go; I found a handkerchief, a tobacco-box, and 6s., on him; I locked him up, went over to Mr. Dick's, and Iliff claimed the watch.

Prisoner. Q. Did you see me come out of the house? A. Yes.

JOSEPH ILIFF. I am servant to Mr. James Dick, of Artillery-place, in the parish of St. Luke. This watch and seals are mine, and are worth, together, 14l. or more: it was laying on the dresser, in the back part of the kitchen - I saw it safe just before the prisoner was taken; he is a stranger; the area door was open.

Prisoner. I am a poor boy, and have an aged mother - I was in distress.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

Reference Number: t18260622-28

1105. JOHN RICHARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , at St. Luke, Chelsea, 5 pieces of handkerchiefs (each piece containing six handkerchiefs), value 5l., the goods of William Curtis , in his dwelling-house .

DAVID JONES . I am shopman to Mr. William Curtis, linen-draper , Sloane-street, Chelsea . On the 22d of May the prisoner and another young man came into the shop together, and asked for some white cotton stockings, and while I turned to call the shopwoman, to serve them, the other man ran out of the shop - the prisoner followed him - I saw the wrapper, which covered these handkerchiefs, moved; the prisoner had been near them; I ran out and secured him, just outside the door; the other escaped; Souter produced one piece, containing six handkerchiefs; I lost five pieces - the other man must have had the rest - they are worth 5l. together.

JOHN SOUTER . I am a butcher. About seven o'clock in the morning I was within a few yards of this shop, and saw Jones holding the prisoner outside the door; he took him into the shop; I saw him put his hand into his coat pocket, and throw the handkerchiefs down on the ground - the other man ran away.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of the other young man. I was in this shop when he came in, and stood three yards from him - the other man dropped the handkerchiefs - I took them up.

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-29

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1106. JOSEPH TAYLOR was charged, on the Coroner's Inquisition only, with killing and slaying Ann Taylor , his wife .

Upon the examination of Mr. David Atkin , surgeon, of Kingsland, he stated, that the deceased had died in consequence of a rupture of a blood vessel on the brain, and that the same was certainly produced by intoxication, and not by external violence.

ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260622-30

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

1107. JOSEPH PALMER , JAMES KENDALL , JOSEPH SPRING , and SAMSON TASKER , were charged, on the Coroner's Inquisition only, with feloniously killing and slaying William Gage .

JAMES GAGE . The deceased was my brother. On Sunday, the 7th of May, an agreement was made between him and Palmer to fight on Monday; they had not quarrelled; Palmer was against fighting, and it was put off from Monday till Tuesday evening, as I was not present; they fought on Tuesday evening, in a field by Bethnal-green turnpike; Kendall was my brother's second - Spring and Tasker attended Palmer; they stripped and fought, and, after several rounds, my brother slipped into a hole, about two feet deep; he fell backwards; he fought after that, and at last gave in; it lasted three-quarters of an hour; I had his clothes - he walked on one side of the field, dressed, and complained of a slight head ache and a pain in his arm. I took him home to my master's, in Oak-town; he laid insensible all night, and next morning we sent him to the Hospital. It was a fair battle - he slipped by running back.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Palmer was very reluctant to fight? A. Yes, always.

Cross-examined by Mr. PRENDERGAST. Q. After your brother fell he was very ill? A. Soon after.

WILLIAM MARSHALL . On Monday night I heard the deceased challenge Palmer to fight - he did not wish it, and declined; on Tuesday he came down, and said he would have it out that evening; Palmer wished not to fight, but they called him a coward several times - at last he said he did not wish to fight, but he did not mind - they fought for three-quarters of an hour. I desired the deceased to leave off after the first round - he said he would not; I told him Palmer was too powerful for him - he said No, he was not; I remained in the field, but not near enough to notice the fight, and saw no more.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Did they shake hands? A. Palmer offered the deceased his hand before they began, but he being deaf did not hear it.

WILLIAM CHARLTON . I saw this fight. The deceased fell into a hole; it was all fair - there was no animosity between them; the deceased was about sixteen years old- Palmer is fifteen.

JOHN ADAMS . I am a student in the London Hospital. On the 10th of May the deceased was brought there, and

lived twelve hours; I opened him after death, and found an effusion of blood on the brain, and marks of bruises on the scalp, about the back part, and some injury in the internal part of the brain, but no fracture. I should think the injury was produced by a fall.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-31

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1108. WILLIAM WALLER was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , at St. John, at Hackney, 1 mare, price 5l., the property of William Jordan , and 1 mare, price 5l. , the property of John Eaton .

Mr. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM JORDAN . On Saturday evening, the 27th of May, about nine o'clock, I saw my mare safe on Newington common - Eaton's mare was with it; they were always together - it was difficult to part them; next morning I saw them again on the common.

JAMES PILTON . I am a patrol of Hackney. On Saturday night, the 27th of May, I and Payne were on duty, and about twenty minutes past one o'clock in the morning, I came up with the prisoner, who was riding on a mare, which Jordan claims - the other mare was following quite close to it; he was endeavouring to cross a brook, quite close to the common; I went towards him, and he got off the mare and ran away; the mares ran back to the common; the prisoner followed after them towards the common; Payne and I, at last, apprehended him. I heard him say "It is a bl - y hard thing that a fellow should swing for it;" he had got the mares two or three hundred yards from the common, in the highway leading to Clapton; I was only walking towards him - he got off and ran away before I spoke to him.

JOHN EATON . I am owner of one of the mares - I saw her safe on the common about 1 o'clock, with Jordan's mare, and found her there again on Sunday morning. On Monday I saw Pilton at Worship-street, where I took the mares to be identified - mine is worth 5l.

WILLIAM JONES . I am a watch-house-keeper. The prisoner was brought in on Sunday morning; he said his name was Waller, and that he lived at Tottenham or Edmonton - I asked which of the two - he said his mother lived at Edmonton, and afterwards said he lived at Hoxton; I said "Now tell me where you do live;" he said"Well then, I lodge at Dalston;" I asked where there - he could not tell me where - he said, but he lodged with Wood's carter. I found 12s. 3d. on him.

THOMAS BYFORD . I was on duty, and attempted to stop the horses - they were running from the common - the patrols were close behind, trying to stop them; I knew them to be the prosecutors' horses.

Prisoner's Defence. I was drinking at the Weaver's Arms public-house, about half-past 12 o'clock - I was rather intoxicated, and, when on the common, these men took me and swore I jumped off the horses; I never saw the horses - I had no stick nor any thing to drive them. I live at Dalston; I asked for a lodging at the Weaver's Arms, but could not get one.

JURY to PILTON. Q. Could he escape without running towards the common? A. Yes, he could have gone to Clapton, but then he would have met me; he ran from me - there was no bridle or halter on the horse - he did not appear intoxicated.

Two Witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Of stealing Jordan's mare only.

Reference Number: t18260622-32

1109. WILLIAM WALLER was again indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 1 bag, value 2d.; 3 half-sovereigns, and 6 shillings , the monies of Richard Cockell .

RICHARD COCKELL. I live at Enfield-highway. On Saturday the 27th of May, I was at the Rose and Crown public-house, Cambridge-heath; the prisoner was there. I went from there to the Black Boy public-house, and had some bread and cheese with a friend; he came in there, saying he had had no work for seven or eight weeks, and I treated him with some bread and cheese; at last he asked which way I was going home; I said Stamford-hill road; he said he would drive me; I said "If you drive me don't pick my pocket;" he said, "No, I should be sorry to rob you, when you have filled my belly" - he got into my cart and drove; I fell asleep, and he awoke me, saying, "There, you are at Stamford-hill - I shan't go further with you;" he jumped out, and away he went. In a very few minutes, before I got out of the cart, I found my pocket turned inside out, and my purse gone, with three half-sovereigns and six shillings.

GEORGE MARSLIN . I was at the Black Boy, drinking with Cockell, and saw him pay his reckoning - he then had three half-sovereigns and some silver in his bag, which I saw him put into his pocket, and in about ten minutes the prisoner drove him away.

WILLIAM JONES . The prisoner was brought to the watch-house for stealing horses - I found this bag, with 12s. 3d. in it, on him; he had a pair of trousers in his hat.

JOHN GODDARD . I am a horse-patrol. I searched the prisoner on Monday morning, in the watch-house, and found two half-sovereigns and a 6d., concealed in his hat, in a cut at the side.

RICHARD COCKELL . This is my bag.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not ask me to drive you? A. No.

Prisoner's Defence. This man came into the Crown, and had part of two pots of beer; he asked me to drink; the publican refused him more beer, and said if he did not go he would fetch an officer, and asked me to try to get him away; I got him into the cart, took him to the Black Boy; we drank there; he asked me to drive him to Stamford-hill, which I did. I picked the purse up outside the public-house door.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Reference Number: t18260622-33

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

1110. WILLIAM CLARKE was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Haywood , about four o'clock in the forenoon of the 16th of June , at St. Giles in the Fields (he and others being therein), and stealing 1 bonnet, value 25s.; 1 hat, value 10s., and 1 pair of boots, value 5s. , his property.

JOHN HAYWOOD. I am a sadler , and live in Great St. Andrew-street, St. Giles in the Fields . On the 16th of June, about half-past three o'clock in the morning, one of my lodgers ran down stairs, and alarmed me - I instantly

ran up stairs, and found three or four of my lodgers at my third floor back room door; they pushed the door open, and there I found the prisoner, who was a stranger - when I got into the room I looked round, and missed a bundle of linen; I said, "You have taken a bundle of linen away;" he said, Yes, they were taken; I looked round, and found a bonnet, with a light coloured hat, tied up in a handkerchief; he had got a pair of boots of mine on - he took them off. I fetched the watchman, who took him; there were a few keys and things found upon him; I had left my hat on a shelf, and my wife's bonnet was kept in a box on another shelf. The bag of linen has not been found. The property, including the linen, was worth 2l. 10s.

ELEANOR LOVELL . I am the wife of James Lovell, and lodge at this house. I heard something falling down stairs at a quarter to two o'clock; I got out of bed, opened the window, and saw the prisoner go out at the street door, and turn the corner of the street with a bundle; I got into bed, and told my husband what I had seen. I heard nothing more till about three o'clock in the morning, when I heard a person go up stairs; the person in the next room desired my husband to get up; he went up stairs, and the prisoner was found locked in the top room. I went and called Haywood; at a quarter to two o'clock I had seen the prisoner go out, by the light of the gas, and am sure he is the man. When he was taken in the room he said if Haywood would let him go he should lose nothing by him; Haywood said he missed a bundle of linen - he said he had taken it, but would not tell where - the hat and bonnet were tied up in a handkerchief, on the ground.

THOMAS FOXALL . I am a watchman. About half-past three o'clock in the morning I was called, and took the prisoner in the back room.

PHILIP RILEY . I am a beadle. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house about four o'clock in the morning; I searched him, and in his breast pocket I found eight keys, one of which was a latch-key, and opens Haywood's street door - and in his right-hand breeches pocket I found another key, which opens the back attic door, where the things are kept. I have seen them tried.

Prisoner. Q. Who did you give the keys to? A. I put them on the constable of the night's table, but I took particular notice of them first, and observed the mark of a vice on the latch-key. Furzman opened the door with them in my presence. I am sure they are the same; this key has been forced.

Prisoner's Defence (written). I had been out to spend the evening at a friend's house; I did not leave there till near three o'clock, and it being too late to go to my lodging I walked about till near four, and came into St. Andrew-street, when I saw Mr. Haywood's street door open; a friend of mine lodged in the house, of the name of Williams, and I thought I would go up to him, and lay down for a few hours; I went up to the top, and then saw the back attic open also - I went in, and saw a bundle tied up and a pair of boots; I looked round, and saw a quantity of harness - I thought was Mr. Williams' work-shop, as I knew he was a plater of harness work; I then sat down on a trunk, and intended to stay in that room and not disturb him; and I believe I did put on the boots, but not with intent of robbery. I was much intoxicated at the time, or I should not have acted with that impropriety. I never had left the house from the first when I went up stairs - I did not open any door in Mr. Haywood's house, and had not intent to rob any one.

JOHN HAYWOOD . There were no marks of violence on the outer door. Williams is a coach-plater, and lives on the second floor - the prisoner was found in the room above; Williams ran up with the rest of the people, and saw the prisoner - he said he thought his name was Clark - I did not hear him say any thing more. Williams has a key to let himself in; I cannot say this key is not his.

GUILTY. Aged 40.

Of Stealing to the value of 39s. only, and not of breaking and entering .

Reference Number: t18260622-34

1111. WILLIAM CLARKE was again indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Haywood , about one o'clock in the night of the 15th of June , at St. Giles in the Fields, with intent to steal, and stealing 3 table-cloths, value 4s. 6d.; 3 shifts, value 2s.; 2 night gowns, value 1s. 6d.; 1 waistcoat, value 1s.; 1 handkerchief, value 6d., and 1 child's shift, value 6d. , his property.

JOHN HAYWOOD. My house is in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields . I let lodgings. I was in bed when this happened. I missed a bag, containing the articles stated in the indictment.

ELEANOR LOVELL . I was awoke at a quarter past two o'clock in the morning, by a person falling down stairs; the lodger in the next room called to me. I opened the window, and saw the prisoner go out with a bundle; it was between the lights, just break of day; I should not have been able to swear to him without the gas-light - I am sure he is the man; he walked across the road, and turned the corner as quick as possible - I saw him afterwards in the house, and knew him to be the same man; I am certain of the time, for I looked at the clock.

THOMAS FOXALL . I took the prisoner in charge in this house, at half-past three o'clock in the morning. I saw the keys taken from him in the watch-house - I am positive those produced are the same.

PHILIP RILEY . I found the keys on the prisoner, as I stated before, in his left-hand breast pocket - there are 8; one is a latch-key and in his trousers pocket I found one, which opened the room door.

Prisoner's Defence (written). I am charged with entering the house with a latch-key, and the room door with another, which I do declare was never opened by me. I was out at a friend's house, and did not leave until near three o'clock, and this robbery is stated to be between one and two. I have been all my life-time in respectability, succeeding a father-in-law, as a jeweller, when he retired from business in Paris, where all the family still remain; I have always had a supply of money when required, with my own industry - I never have had cause to commit such a dreadful act. The witness states she saw me run across the street - it could not be light enough to distinguish any one.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 40.

Reference Number: t18260622-35

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1112. ALEXANDER RAM and SAMUEL STEPHENS were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , 13 spoons, value 7l.; 3 silver mugs, value 5l., and 2 ladies,

value 1s., the goods of William Kingsfoot Jones Wilson , in his dwelling-house .

SOPHIA LUCKING . I am servant to William Kingsfoot Jones Wilson, who lives in Brunswick-place, Balls'-pond-road . On the 3d of May, about a quarter past eight o'clock in the morning, I put all this plate on a pressbedstead in the kitchen - the area door opens into the kitchen passage. In about a quarter of an hour Manton came and asked if we had thieves; I then found the area door open, and missed the plate - none of it has been found.

WILLIAM EAST . On the 3d of May, about twenty minutes past eight o'clock, I was in Elizabeth-terrace, Ball's-pond, about twenty yards from Captian Wilson's, and saw the prisoners together - Ram had a basket in his hand, with fire shavings; they were at a door in Elizabeth-place; I was going about seventeen doors down, and as I returned I saw them going towards Brunswick-place; I went into my master's shop, which is in Elizabeth-place, and was in there five or ten minutes, when Ram passed our shop at a kind of quick trot, without any basket; I ran out, looked towards Brunswick-place, and saw Milwood about twenty yards off - he beckoned to me; I ran after Ram, but followed him across the fields, and saw Stephens in the Tottenham-road, behind Ball's-pond, without a basket; they joined, and I followed them to Kingsland; but being alone I turned back.

JOHN MILWOOD . I was passing Captain Wilson's gate, and saw the prisoners together; Ram went in at the gate; Stephens left him, and crossed the road; I went on, and in about five minutes I saw Ram come down Captain Wilson's garden; out of the gate - he came from the area way; he had a basket under his arm; Stephens went across, and took the basket from him; I crossed towards them; they stopped suddenly, and turned towards Kingsland turnpike; they walked together as far as the Duke of Wellington public-house; Stephens went down there, and Ram went towards Kingsland; I and Manton followed Stephens, and when we got to the corner I saw his hands moving from the basket to his pockets more than once; he crossed the road, and threw the basket and shavings into a ditch, then went off with his hands in his pockets, into the Kingsland-road, and we lost him - we took the basket up, and left it at Captain Wilson's - there was no plate in it.

MATTHEW MANTON . I am a baker. I went with Milwood, and saw Stephens with a basket - he threw it into a ditch - I had not seen his hands move to his pockets; there was nothing but shavings in it.

WILLIAM HARRIS . On the 4th of May I apprehended the prisoners together in Shoreditch; I found three sovereigns on Ram, but no plate.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-36

1113. THOMAS WISKIN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , at St. Anne, 1 gelding, price 25l. , the property of William Marchant .

JAMES YOUNG . I am servant to William Marchant, who lives at Limehouse . On the 16th of May, about half-past six o'clock, we turned about sixty cart horses into the field opposite Limehouse church, and on the 17th, between three and four o'clock in the morning, I went into the field, and this gelding was missing; it was a black gelding. I found it at Brentford between five and six o'clock in the afternoon, in possession of Hitchcock - the prisoner was there in custody.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIIPS. Q. Has your master any other Christian name? A. No; the field is railed all round, about four feet high; I believe the gate was locked - I know I shut it; there is a footpath through the field; I fastened the gate with a hasp; there is a small opening for persons to go through, with a post to it. I found the gate shut as I had left it.

JAMES HITCHCOCK . I live at Northall, near Harrow. - On the 17th of May I saw the prisoner at Brentford, with a horse; I wanted one, and asked him the price - he asked 25l., then agreed to take 20l., then 18l., and at last came down to 13l. - I asked him if it was sound - he said Yes, and a good worker; I thought it was not his, and would not pay him, but took him with it to the Pigeons, public-house, Brentford, and gave them in charge. Young came there, and claimed it afterwards.

Cross-examined. Q. Was he sober? A. He looked intoxicated. I asked him whose the horse was; he said his father's, and that he was authorised to sell it for him; he appeared to me to be tipsy.

JAMES YOUNG . I saw the horse at Brentford, and am sure it was master's.

WILLIAM HILL . I am a farmer, and was at Brentford, and saw Hitchcock buying the horse of the prisoner.

WILLIAM DURBAN . I am a beadle, and took charge of the prisoner - he did not seem quite sober.

One witness gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

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

Reference Number: t18260622-37

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

1114. MATTHEW LOCK and MARY KING alias LOCK , were indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of Thomas Bunney , in the night of the 29th of May , and stealing 1 pair of boots, value 1l.; 2 coats, value 1l.; 2lbs. weight of tobacco, value 5s.; 3lbs. weight of silk, value 2l.; 1 brush, value 6d.; 1 pepper-box, value 6d.; 1 bottle, value 2d.; 1 wooden till, value 6d.; 1 pair of breeches, value 5s.; 1 gown, value 4s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 2s.; 1 basket, value 3d.; 1 half-crown, 5 shillings, 3 sixpences, and 100 penny pieces , his property.

THOMAS BUNNEY. I keep the Fountain public-house, Virginia-row, Bethnal-green . On the 29th of May, about half-past eleven o'clock, I fastened my house up; I went to bed about one; I got up about five o'clock in the morning - it was light then. I found two bottles taken out of a rack; the bar cupboard was open; I missed a basket of penny pieces and halfpence; I went into the kitchen, and there was some blood on the clothes basket, and a knife laying by it; a candle was burning on a chair - the bottom bolt was forced right off the kitchen shutter, and two screws out of the center bolt - three of the kitchen drawers were open, and every thing turned about. - My boy picked the till up in the back premises, with the keys of the till and the gate of the skittle-ground in it. I missed the property stated in the indictment - it was all safe at twelve o'clock.

MARTHA HINES . I am the wife of James Hines. I had left a pair of shoes at Bunney's house on Sunday; he is my father - they were in a corner adjoining the bar - I missed them on the 30th; I found them in pawn. I lost a gown, which has not been found.

WILLIAM BELCHER . I am servant to Mr. Price, a pawnbroker. I have a pair of shoes, pawned on the 30th of May, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, by the prisoner King, I believe, but am not certain.

MARY HOLLEY . The prisoner King lodged with me; Lock lived with her as her husband, from the 19th of May till the time of the robbery.

JAMES OVERINGTON . On the morning of the 30th of May, at five o'clock, I picked up a crow-bar close to Bunney's premises.

WILLIAM ATTFIELD . I am an officer. On the 30th of May I went with Armstrong to Mrs. Holley's house, in Rose-lane, Spitalfields, and found the prisoners in bed in the front attic; they got up - Armstrong asked Lock if all the things in that room belonged to him; he said Yes, and on searching I found two aprons, a clothes brush, a pepper-box, a salt-cellar, about 1lb. of tobacco, several duplicates, one for the shoes, thirty-six penny pieces, forty-seven halfpence, seven farthings, four shillings, nine sixpences, and a half-crown; Bunney gave me a crow-bar, which I compared with the shutters, but it being round I cannot be certain whether it has been used there.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I went with Attfield, and found the property. I took one apron off the woman at the office.

MARY BUNNEY . I am the prosecutor's wife. I went to bed at one o'clock - every place was fastened. I missed a variety of property.(Property produced and sworn to.)

KING'S Defence. I bought the things of a man in Petticoat-lane; I have had that salt-cellar three months.

LOCK - GUILTY. Aged 24.

KING - GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-38

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1115. RICHARD MANSFIELD was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Miller , about one o'clock in the night of the 17th of May , at St. Matthew, Bethnal-green, with intent to steal, and stealing therein 3 coats, value 1l. 5s.; 10 waistcoats, value 10s.; 1 quilt, value 5s.; 1 stocking, value 1d.; 1 pillow-tick, value 3d.; 1 pillow-case, value 3d.; 1 gown-skirt, value 1s.; 1 shirt, value 1s.; 1 petticoat, value 1s.; 1 boy's dress, value 6s.; 2 gowns, value 9s.; 1 apron, value 3d., and 1 handkerchief, value 6d. , his property.

THOMAS MILLER. I rent a house in Stepney-rents, in the parish of St. Matthew, Bethnal-green . On the 17th of May, about a quarter before one o'clock in the night, I was in the house adjoining - Grimes alarmed me - I went to my own house, and found him with the prisoner in custody, and found a bundle of my clothes on the ground in the street, close by him; I put them inside the house, and gave the prisoner in charge. I found my house all in disorder; the thieves had broken in at the back yard door; my shop-shelves were empty; the bundle contained three coats, ten waistcoats, a quilt, a stocking, a pillow-tick and case, a gown skirt, a shirt, a petticoat, a boy's dress, two gowns, an apron, and a handkerchief, all of which have my shop-mark upon them. I am a salesman. I delivered them to Pinnock.

WILLIAM GRIMES . On the 17th of May, between twelve and one o'clock at night, I was standing in a court leading from Cooper's-gardens, and saw the prisoner taking a bundle of clothes over Mr. Miller's paling, out of his yard - I secured him with them, and gave him to the watchman; he threw the bundle down - Miller took it up.

SAMUEL SWEENEY . I am servant to Mr. Miller. On the 17th of May I was next door - I had fastened the house up; I bolted the back door both top and bottom; when the alarm was given I found it broken open, and they had forced a button off the cellar door. I went into the shop, and found the goods moved; the back door was opened from within; they had entered at the cellar; an inner door was forced, which I had fastened; we were in the next house, as master was married that day, but he had not left this house.

THOMAS PINNOCK . I am a watchman. About a quarter to one o'clock on this night Grimes gave the prisoner into my charge.

THOMAS BOON . I am a watchman, and received the bundle from Mr. Miller. I gave it to Thomas.

WILLIAM THOMAS . I produce them.

THOMAS MILLER . They have my shop-mark on them, and are mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming home when Grimes collared me; I had just left a public-house.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

Reference Number: t18260622-39

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

1116. RICHARD REED was indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of Charles Thomas Hanson , in the night of the 30th of May , and stealing therein 6 rings, value 18s.; 1 pencil-case, value 2s.; 1 segar-tube, value 2s., and 1 watch-key, value 5s. , his property.

CHARLES THOMAS HANSON. I live in High Holborn . On the 30th of May, at eleven o'clock at night, my house was fastened up - I was disturbed at half-past two, by glass breaking; I got up, and found the shop shutter forced aside, and a square of glass broken; I called Stop thief! through the window, then opened the door, and the watchman brought the prisoner up; several articles were handed to me, some off the pavement; I missed a quantity of rings and jewellery.

THOMAS GOLDING . I am a private watchman. On the 30th of May, at half-past one o'clock in the morning, I was on my beat in Whetstone-park, and heard a rattle spring; the prisoner came running through Feathers-court into Whetstone-park - I stopped him - he said "Oh! Sir, what have I done," and fell on his knees. I took him back to Ryan, who was following him - he was searched, but nothing was found upon him.

TIMOTHY RYAN . I am a watchman. At two o'clock I saw the prisoner and another man standing at the corner of Feathers-court, Holborn - I am certain of him, for I took particular notice of them. I said it was a wet morning - he said, "It is watchman" - I went my round, returned in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour, and saw

him parting from the other man; he crossed towards Hanson's shop; I went and sat in my box for five minutes, and then heard a cry of Stop thief! I looked, and saw him stooping down from the prosecutor's shutters - he ran up the street very fast, through Feathers-court - I sprang my rattle, and before I could overtake him Golding had secured him; I am sure he is the man - I only lost sight of him as he turned into the court; we took him to the watch-house; I went into Feathers-court, and picked up a phosphorus-box and matches; I went to Mr. Hanson's, and some of the property was found by the window.

PATRICK DUGGAN . I am a watchman. I heard a rattle spring, went up to the prosecutor's, and found a ring close under his shutter.

JAMES SHORT . I found a chisel under the shutter.

WILLIAM CHILD . I found two rings about two feet from the broken shutter, and a tobacco-stopper - two or three more rings were picked up and given to me.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been to Drury-lane Theatre - it rained hard, and I stood up in this court - as soon as the watchman was gone the other man who stood there went away; I stood there about ten minutes, and went down this court for a necessary purpose.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-40

London Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

1117. EDWARD BRIGGS and THOMAS RILEY were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Edward Wheeler , from his person .

EDWARD WHEELER. I am a student , and live in Gray's Inn-square. On the 16th of June, about seven o'clock in the evening I was going down Holborn-hill , with a handkerchief in my pocket; I felt nothing, but on receiving information I went in pursuit of the prisoners, who were about one hundred yards off, in company, and had been secured; when I came up I saw my handkerchief found on Riley.

THOMAS BROWN . I am servant to Mr. Buttenshaw, a grocer, of Holborn-bridge. On the 16th of June I saw Mr. Wheeler passing the door - both the prisoners were following him, and Riley's hand was then in his pocket - I was at the end of our counter; I went out at another door, and told Mr. Wheeler - he then missed his handkerchief; I ran back, and laid hold of the prisoners, as they were turning down Field-lane, eating oranges; I brought them into Holborn, put my hand into Riley's coat, and took out a handkerchief, which Mr. Wheeler claimed. I took them to Hatton-garden.

WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT . I received them in charge.(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRIGG's Defence. I saw this boy in Fleet-market, and asked him the way to Turnmill-street - he said he would shew me.

RILEY's Defence. This lad was not with me.

BRIGGS - GUILTY . Aged 14.

RILEY - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260622-41

1118. BENJAMIN PICKERING was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , 12 wooden bobbins, value 1s.; 3 1/2 ozs. of silk, value 11s. 6d., and 3ozs. of cotton, value 9d. , the goods of William Bestow , his master.

WILLIAM BESTOW. I am a silk manufacturer , and live in Wood-street. The prisoner was a spinner in my employ, and would have silk, cotton, and bobbins to use. I only know the property.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Had you a good character with the prisoner? A. Yes; other workmen had access to the property.

HENRY PICKERING . I am in partnership with the prosecutor in another business. I found the silk, cotton, and bobbins in a box, under a quantity of waste cotton, in the shop where the prisoner worked - he was not on the premises at that time.

JAMES BARTON . I am eighteen years old, and worked for Mr. Bestow, in the same room with the prisoner. Three days before this happened I saw him put three bobbins of silk into a bag, which was in the room; I said nothing to him, and told nobody of it; he put bag and all into the waste-box - I had seen him do this before but told nobody- he used to take them out in his pocket - sometimes he used to take three or four bobbins - he told me if I told master he would give me a good hiding - Capel and others were in the room - I saw him pull out a bobbin of silk which he had planted; I told about this on the Saturday when he was taken up - not before.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. They call you doctor in the shop? A. Yes, Dr. Dodd. I have told the truth; I was never suspected of any thing; I was never at Worship-street, or any police office in my life - nor ever taken up about a sovereign - I do not know Mr. Nicholson - I was never in custody. I have been with the prosecutor two months - they used to turn us out of the shop sometimes, when they were going to rob him - I did not tell as they said they would whap me, and did whap the other boys; I told Ireland, the other boy, and they said they would whap me. I never was at a police-office, I swear.

Q. Where is your brother? A. He was sent away from here - transported about a handkerchief. I did not tell my master till after Capel was taken up. The first time I saw master robbed was the second day I went there.

FREDERICK IRELAND . I am fourteen years old; if I take a false oath I shall be punished in the next world - I do not know my catechism. I work in the same room with Pickering - I saw him put some silk and cotton in a bag, and put it between the boards, about a fortnight or three weeks before he was apprehended - I did not tell what I had seen before he was apprehended.

Cross-examined. Q. You are fourteen years old - have you ever been to church in your life? A. No; I have been to a Catholic school - I heard there about another world - I have been to chapel - I do not know the Creed, Commandments, or Lord's Prayer.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-42

1119. WILLIAM CAPELL was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , 1 cash-box, value 2s.; 2 half-crowns,

3 shillings, 3 halfpence, and 4 pieces of Union-cord, value 3s. , the property of William Bestow , his master.

The only evidence being that of the accomplice, Pickering, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260622-43

1120. SAMUEL ARNOLD was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , 1 pewter quart pot, value 2s. , the goods of John Davies .

JOHN DAVIES. I keep the Three Crowns public-house in the Old Jewry. I found the prisoner in custody with this pot.

CHARLES HERDSFIELD. I am a constable. On the 19th of May, about nine o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner in Lothbury, with something buttoned under his jacket - I went up and asked what he had got - he said Nothing, but I found this quart pot there - he said he was in distress.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-44

1121. JOSEPH KENNEDY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 75 printed books, value 38s.; 1 map, value 2s. 4d.; 6 lithographic drawing-books, value 6s.; 6 sheets of lithographic prints, value 12s.; 42 copper-plates, value 29s., and 1 milled-board, value 6d. , the goods of William Cole .

WILLIAM COLE . I am a bookseller , and live in Newgate street. My porter took this property out in a truck - I found the prisoner in custody with it.

THOMAS BARNETT . I am porter to Mr. Cole. I left the house with this property - I had to deliver four parcels at Dowgate wharf, and then take this one to Aldgate; it was safe at the bottom of Friday-street , but in the passage leading to the wharf, I missed it on hearing an alarm, and found the prisoner in custody, and the parcel on the ground, between him and the officer.

CHARLES HERDSFIELD . I am a constable. On the 21st of June, about twelve o'clock, I saw Barnett at the corner of Old Change, with a truck; the prisoner stood there alone, and three others stood a short distance from him - they afterwards joined, and two went on each side of Cheapside - they followed the truck down Friday-street, and into Queenhithe; one of them several times attempted to take the parcel out - it went into Thames-street, and down Brick-hill-lane; the prisoner then buttoned up his coat, and when I got into the lane, I met him coming from the truck, with this parcel under his arm - one of the others were close to him; I laid hold of both - the prisoner kicked my shins, and tried to bite my hand, so I let go of the other and kept him; I called Stop thief! Barnett came up - he dropped the parcel and the other three ran away.(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. There was a cry of Stop thief! a man ran by me, threw this down, and I happened to pick it up.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-45

1122. THOMAS CHERRY and THOMAS HENRY PRIGHE was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Christopher Lund , from his person .

Mr. CHRISTOPHER LUND. I am a grocer , and live in Newgate-street. On the 11th of May, between four and five o'clock, I was crossing from St. Martin's-court , into the Old Bailey - my handkerchief was taken without my perceiving it - I had used it a minute before, and remember pressing it down into my pocket; I was crossing the road when a respectably dressed female caught hold of my arm - she gave me information and pointed to the two prisoners, who were not dressed as they are now; Cherry wore very shabby black - they were about ten yards from me, and in company together; I walked after them for twenty yards, then went up to them, and charged them with picking my pocket; they said I was mistaken; I took hold of Cherry by the arm and repeated the charge - he denied it- and while he was denying it Prighe stepped off the pavement, and was going to cross the road - a gentleman came up - I asked him to mind Cherry, for me, or follow Prighe; he went after him and brought him back; I charged them both with taking my handkerchief; Prighe began to ask what remuneration I would make him provided they were innocent people; I said I was positive they were the men - Prighe proposed going into a shop, that we might search them; he walked into the London Tea Company shop; I took Cherry in, and at that moment an officer came up - I gave them in charge, and the handkerchief was found on Cherry, inside his waistcoat - they made some resistance.

Cross-examined by Mr. PRENDERGAST. Q. You did not see them before you missed your handkerchief? A. No; Prighe came back willingly; the gentleman gently laid hold of his arm; I cannot say whether Prighe said I or we, when he asked about remuneration; I had seen them together for a minute and a half before I went up; they were in conversation - they walked leisurely - I said to them both, "You have robbed me," and took hold of Cherry, as he was nearest - Prighe turned and walked off- the street was very thin of people - Cherry made a shew of fight to the officer, and resisted - the officer knocked him down - they both resisted, and wanted a coach, saying, they would not be exposed in the street. Prighe said he was an innocent man, and it would injure his character.

JOHN COWTAN . I am a City officer. I was coming up Ludgate-hill and saw a crowd; Mr. Lund had the prisoners in custody, and was just entering a shop door; Prighe denied the charge; I found the handkerchief in Cherry's bosom, between his waistcoat and shirt - they did not like to go through the street with their hands tied together - they did not resist till I tied them together.(Property produced and sworn to.)

CHERRY'S Defence. The handkerchief being found in my possession may confirm the prosecutor's statement, but my fellow prisoner I never saw till he came with the prosecutor, and was accused of being concerned with me. I picked up the handkerchief, which two women observed, and told the prosecutor.

PRIGHE's Defence. I am a respectable young man, and my father was a citizen - I have always lived respectable. I had been to Mr. Barnard's printing-office, in Playhouse-yard - I stood at the picture shop, at the corner of St.

Martin's-court, for twenty minutes, then crossed the Old Bailey; I was dressed respectably, though he says it was shabby; he told the Alderman he came after me himself; I was not in company with a soul all day; when the gentleman came after me he said, somebody wished to speak to me - I went back with him - he accused me of the robbery, and I said, on a proof of your being mistaken, what reparation do you suppose you can give for the injury of my character. I insisted on going into a shop to be searched.

Mr. LUND. Prighe was certainly not dressed so respectably as he is now, but be was tolerably well dressed.

CHERRY - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

PRIGHE - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-46

FOURTH DAY. MONDAY, JUNE 26.

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

1123. THOMAS ABRAHAMS and JAMES REID were indicted for feloniously assaulting James Cree on the King's highway, on the 27th of May , at St. Giles in the Fields, putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, 1 hat, value 2s. , his property.

JAMES CREE. I am a coach-trimmer and harnessmaker . I live in Nottingham-court, Long-acre. On the 27th of May, at half-past twelve o'clock at night, I was in Compton-street, St. Giles , going home - I had been taking a pint of beer with some friends, but was perfectly sober; I met the witness Reeves at the entrance of Compton-street, and as the church clock struck a quarter past 12, I pulled out my watch to see if it was right; I had no sooner pulled it out than five men, among whom were the two prisoners, made a snatch at it - they stood at the corner of Church-passage, under a gas-lamp - they were strangers to me; I cannot say which of the five snatched at my watch, but am certain the prisoners are two of the men; a scuffle ensued - I put the watch into my left-hand, pushed them away with my right hand, and put the watch into my pocket. Reeves interfered to get me away from losing my watch - he was knocked down - another scuffle ensued, and in a short time they all ran away except Abrahams, whom I collared - they had not robbed me then; Abrahams called out for the other four to return, and not let such a d-d thief as me take him; they all four returned, and I was knocked down. Reid was the most desperate of them - they took off my hat, which was torn a good deal in the struggle - I produce it; I was hallooing out Watch! for full five minutes; when they got my hat they all ran away - the watchman came up, sprung his rattle, and I saw Reid drop the hat; I picked it up - Burke pursued him, and neither of us lost sight of him till he was taken; he was taken to the watch-house, and as I came out of the watch-house door, the first man I saw was Abrahams, standing outside the door; I recognised him directly, and collared him till Killmartin came up and took him into the watch-house. I swear positively to both of them.

Cross-examined by Mr. ALLEY. Q. You had been making merry with your friends? A. No; I was quite sober - there had been no quarrel - my hat was certainly taken with an intent to steal it - they tried to get my watch first- Reid took my hat off when they returned to rescue Abrahams, but after they had rescued him, not while they were doing it.

ROBERT REEVES . I am a coach-trimmer, and have worked with Cree. I was going home from my father's, and met him in about five minutes; he was perfectly sober; as the clock struck he took out his watch, under a gas-light - some of the men made a snatch at it - I stepped up and interfered - I was knocked down and stunned - there were five of them; when I recovered I found Reid running from the prosecutor, who was calling Watch! - I called Watch! too, and very soon after the watchman stopped him - he was never out of my sight - I cannot identify Abrahams.

JOHN BURKE . I am a watchman. On Saturday night, about a quarter past twelve, I heard a scuffle, and call of Watch! in Compton-street; I saw Reid run from where the scuffle was, and saw him drop a hat - I pursued him down Church-passage, through two courts, into St. Andrew-street, where Price stopped him, without my losing sight of him. I am certain he is the man who dropped the hat. I took him to the watch-house, and, as we came out, the prosecutor pointed out Abrahams, and gave him in charge.

WILLIAM PRICE . I am a conductor of the patrol. I was in the Seven-dials, heard an alarm, and saw Reid running - I followed and being rather closer to him than the prosecutor, I took him in St. Andrew-street - Cree had his hat in his hand, and was quite sober.

JAMES KILLMARTIN . I am a watchman. Abrahams was close to the watch-house door - Cree said "Take that man, he is one of the five" - I took him.

ABRAHAMS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

REID - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Reference Number: t18260622-47

1124. JOSEPH BAKER was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Peter Morgan, about five o'clock in the forenoon of the 21st of May , at St. Matthew, Bethnal-green, (the said Peter Morgan being therein) and stealing 2 shawls, value 4s.; 2 frocks, value 1s. 6d.; 2 petticoats, value 1s.; 1 shirt, value 1s.; 1 apron, value 1s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 7s.; 1 coat, value 1l.; 7lbs. weight of beef, value 4s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 2s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 1s.; 3lbs. weight of sugar, value 20d.; 1lb. weight of butter, value 1s., and 2 ounces weight of tea, value 10d. , the goods of the said Peter Morgan .

JOSEPH MONK . I am a labourer, and live opposite Morgan's house, in Martha-street, Bethnal-green . On the 21st of May, at five o'clock in the morning, I was at my bed-room window, and saw three men standing at Morgan's gate - one of them went and pulled something out of his pocket and unfastened the front door - it appeared to be a key - the prisoner was one of them, but I will not say he is the man who unfastened the door - they then walked away, as two men were coming by - in two or three minutes two of them returned and walked in - the third man walked down Lark-row - the prisoner was one who went in - they came out in about three minutes - I had dressed as quick as possible and went to the door; I said "Halloo,

what business have you there?" the first man immediately swung two bundles of clothes at my head, to knock me down, but he did not succeed; the prisoner threw the beef, sugar, tea, and butter out of his apron before me - I called to John Morgan, who seized him; he was never out of my sight - he was secured within fifteen or twenty yards of the house.

JOHN MORGAN . I am a turncock. On the 21st of May, at five o'clock in the morning, I was passing the prosecutor's house, and saw the bundles thrown at Monk's head- the sun shone in my eyes, so that I could not distinctly see what was the matter, but Monk called Stop thief! I immediately put out my instrument and stopped the prisoner; before he came up to me he shot the things which he had down into the street - I seized him directly.

PATIENCE MORGAN . I am the wife of Peter Morgan - we rent this house, which is in the parish of St. Matthew, Bethnal-green. On the 21st of May, at five o'clock in the morning, I was not up - we had fastened the street door the night before; I heard a noise of Stop him! I got up, went down stairs, found the street door open, and the prisoner in custody; two bundles lay in the street, containing our property, which had been taken off the front room table - the meat and grocery were in a cupboard in the same room. The property is worth more than 40s.(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

Reference Number: t18260622-48

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1125. ELLEN WALKER and MARY ANN PRAY were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James White , about seven o'clock in the forenoon of the 4th of June , at St. Luke ( Elizabeth White and William White being therein) and stealing 1 needle-case value 1/2d.; 4 half-crowns, 3 sixpences, and the sum of 3s. in copper monies numbered , the property of the said James White .

JAMES WHITE . I live in White-horse-court, Whitecross-street, in the parish of St. Luke. On the 4th of June I went out at four o'clock in the morning to take a walk.

ELIZABETH WHITE . I am the wife of James White. On the 4th of June, at seven o'clock in the morning, I was at home, with my two children and my son William: we all slept in the front room on the ground floor. I awoke at seven in the morning, and saw my window open - the shutter was torn quite down, and the sash thrown up - the prisoner Pray stood at my bed-side, with my pocket and needle-case in her hand, and my money in the other hand - she had silver and halfpence; she lodged on our second floor - Walker was standing against the window in the room. When I went to bed I had placed my pocket between two pillows, with four half-crowns, three sixpences, and 3s. in copper, in it, and a needle-case; Pray had slept in the house that night. I said "Oh, dear me, I am robbed;" Pray answered "You bl-y old wh-e, if you speak another word I will knock your bl-y eye out;" they must have got in at the window for the room door was double locked; I found it so afterwards - the window is three or four feet from the ground. Pray threw the pocket on the pillow again - Walker then went to the window and got out - Pray followed her out immediately; I took up my pocket and all the money was gone; I am sure the money and needle-case were in it when I went to bed; Pray lodged in the house that night, but I heard her go out at four o'clock - before my husband - she has lodged there seven or eight months. I immediately dressed myself - I saw them outside the window, and saw Pray give some money to Walker; Walker said, "Have mercy on your fellow creature;" Pray said "B-r you, take it;" I got out of the window - they both went up the court - I went in pursuit, and found them in a public-house in White-cross-street - Banks, the landlord, was there - I asked him to take charge of them till I could get an officer - I sent for Lock, who came and took them.

Cross-examined by Mr. BARRY. Q. Had not Pray lodged with you ten or eleven months? A. No - seven or eight; I did not know her before she lodged there - I had not quarrelled with my husband - we live very happy.

Q. Were you not awoke at two o'clock in the morning by a cry of murder? A. No; I was with a person who was ill, and did not come home till one o'clock. I have seen Walker backward and forward with Pray but never knew she slept there; I came home very tired - there was no drinking in my room that night, nor had my husband locked me out - when he went out at four o'clock I told him to lock the room door, and take the key, as I did not want to go out till he returned; I expected him back about six o'clock; Pray had a key of the street door, and could go in and out when she liked.

Q. When they got into your room did you not say"Don't be angry with me, my husband locked the door, and he is like a madman when drunk? A. I said nothing of the sort - we were both quite sober - I did not tell my son to open the window and let them in, or hear the watchman tell them to get in - I found them in the room when I awoke.

ROBERT LOCK . I am a constable. Mrs. White sent for me - I took the prisoners in charge at the public-house, and found half-a-crown, one shilling, three sixpences, and 1s. 7d, in copper, on Walker, and half-a-crown, two sixpences, and 2s. 6d., in copper, on Pray - they did not say how they got it; I found the needle-case in Pray's hand - she said it belonged to her - Mrs. White owned it.

ELIZABETH WHITE . I know this needle case - it was in my pocket, with the money, when I went to bed.

Cross-examined. Q. How do you know it? A. I picked it up about a month before, when I was cleaning the yard, and a needle, which is in it, I had bent on the Saturday.

WILLIAM WHITE . I slept in the room on this night - I awoke on hearing my mother say "I am robbed;" I saw Walker outside the window, and Pray in the room, against the window - my mother said "I am robbed, I am robbed," and that awoke me.

Cross-examined. Q. Pray had been shut out that night? A. No, she had not - my father and mother were quite sober the night before - I did not awake all night till seven o'clock - my mother did not tell me to open the door and let them in.

Mr. BARRY to JAMES WHITE . Q. Had you no dispute with you wife that night? A. None at all; there had

been a disturbance, about two o'clock, up in Pray's room- I went on the stairs and demanded peace - my wife was in bed, and had been so for three-quarters of an hour - the disturbance was dancing and singing on the second floor - I called for peace, but it still kept on - I did not go into the room, and cannot say who was there; I returned to bed after calling out to them, and did not put them out of the house; I said if there was not peace in the house I would send for an officer.

WALKER's Defence. Mr. White had never been in bed at all; we went out, and the moment we got out he said"You will not go in again now, Mrs. Pray - I will lay a trap for you, and make you pay for all." I had slept there three weeks: he had been abusing his wife, and there was a cry of murder - he locked us out - Mrs. White opened the shutter - he insisted on it being shut again - the shutter was taken down by a witness for us to get in. Mrs. White asked us to treat her with something to drink - I said I did not mind, and we had no sooner got into the public-house than she came in, and said she was robbed. I insisted on an officer being sent for.

PRAY's Defence. Mrs. White has known me twenty-four years. On this night I was distressed about my husband's watch, which I had pawned, and the time had expired; I had 6s. in my pocket; the needle-case belonged to my mother, who is dead; I have a witness who took it out of her pocket when she was a corpse: there was nothing in his house but fiddling and dancing till four and five o'clock in the morning. The prosecutrix has sent to me, several times in prison, to say she would hang me if possible, and if not would banish me; she sent to Sir Richard Taylor, who allowed me money, and got it stopped; she said it would be a charity to my husband to convict me.

ELIZABETH WHITE . I sent no such message to her.

ANN STRANGE . My husband is a carman, but does not live with me. I live in this court - my window fronts White's door. About half-past three or four o'clock on this morning I heard Pray wanting to go into her own apartment; she was in the court; Mr. White vowed she should never go into the house any more; he was in the court with her - he was dressed. She said while she paid her rent she had a right to go in, and kept knocking at the door till about a quarter past five o'clock; I was mangling at the time. At a quarter past five she had a bottle in her hand, and went to get some liquor; a tall man in the court said, "You shall not lay here any longer exposed," and he shut the shutter where White slept.

Q. Then the window was open at half-past five o'clock? A. Yes; the man shut one shutter, and the other broke off in his hand; he went away. The prisoners were not in the court at that time; I did not see them at seven o'clock- I was mangling then with my door shut.

JAMES WHITE. I went to bed at half-past one o'clock- I laid on the bed without undressing, as there was such a disturbance in the house; I called out about two o'clock for peace; I was not in the court till ten minutes past four, when I met the prisoner with a bottle of gin in her hand - she used a very bad word, and said she could not get in; I said, "You have got a key of the street door as well as me, and can let yourself in;" I went on, as I was going out; I was not awake when she went out myself, but met her when I went out; I left the shutters bolted inside, and quite secure; no part of them was broken. They broke two squares of glass in the sash to get in. When I returned the door was locked, as I had left it; Pray was in the house till nearly four o'clock, and was not shut out. The outer shutter was broken off when I returned.

RICHARD PATFOLD . I am a cabinet-maker, and live next door to the parties. I was awoke between three and four o'clock in the morning, by what I call almost a riot, from the proceedings between the prosecutor and prisoners - I was not out of the house. I saw Pray and three other persons requesting to get in; they were denied admittance.

Q. Who by? A. The worthy landlord - he said he should not admit her - but I believe it principally proceeded from drunkenness. I heard her repeatedly beg to get in.

SARAH CUTHBERT . I take in mangling, and live at No. 9, in this court; my window looks into White's house. I went to bed at one o'clock in the morning, and was awoke about three by Mrs. White's children screaming Murder! this poor boy, who, I believe is not in his senses, and two children were sitting at the door; Mr. and Mrs. White were not at home then; I heard the children begging the father not to beat their mother; I got into bed, and shortly after heard Pray making a noise, and begging to be let into her room.

JAMES WHITE. I deny the whole of this - nothing of the kind passed.

ELIZABETH WHITE. I was not beaten on my oath - nothing of the sort passed; the children did not cry Murder! they were in our own room when I came home at a quarter to one o'clock - they were not in bed.

HANNAH ADAMS . I took that needle-case out of Pray's mother's pocket, after her death at the work-house - I know it by a string round it; I gave it to Pray - this was in February last.

ELIZABETH WHITE. There was a bent needle in the case, and here it is now; I bent it myself on the Saturday - this case was in my pocket that night.

WALKER - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 37.

PRAY - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 37.

Reference Number: t18260622-49

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1126. THOMAS MILES was indicted for that he, on the 27th of May , at St. Luke, 1 piece of base coin, resembling the current silver coin of the kingdom, called a shilling, falsely, deceitfully, feloniously, and traitoriously did colour, with material, producing the colour of silver, against the duty of his allegiance, and against the statute .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only substituting the word sixpence instead of shilling.

MESSRS. BOLLAND and LAW conducted the prosecution.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I am an officer of Hatton-garden. - On Saturday, the 27th of May, I went, in company with Edwards and Kerby, to a house in James-street, Golden-lane, in the parish of St. Luke, Old-street, at a quarter before eleven o'clock at night - I found the street door open - I and Edwards went up to the third floor, leaving Kerby below; there is only one room on a floor - we found the

door on the latch, and opened it; there was a fire in the room: the prisoner was standing by the fire, with his coat off, and his shirt sleeves tucked up; we entered the room- I took him into custody, searched him, and found ten bad shillings in his waistcoat pocket, and 2s. 6d. good money in his other waistcoat pocket; four of the bad shillings were more fit for circulation than the other six; they had been rubbed down, and four of them have been heated with a hot iron; Kerby came up stairs. The prisoner said, "You have no occasion to take any further trouble - there are some on the bed - Kerby went and lifted up the bed-clothes, and took something like shillings out- the prisoner said there were some in a hole by the side of the bed, and Edwards found something there; there was a jug on the mantel-piece, with a liquid in it and two shillings - this piece of bent iron was in the fire, red hot(producing it.) I produce the base coin found on his person; his hands were very dirty, but the tips of his fingers were very clean.

WILLIAM BROWN EDWARDS . I went up with Limbrick to this room, leaving Kerby below, to watch; on entering the room I saw the prisoner standing by the fire, without his coat, and his shirt sleeves tucked up; we handcuffed him; by the side of the bed was a small candle stuck on a chair, not burning, but it appeared to have been recently lighted, and two powders, which contain different ingredients - I have tried one of them on a half-penny - it colours it completely like silver; on a nail by the side of the window hung a bottle of aquafortis; the prisoner said, "What you want there is some more of in a hole in the wall by the bed;" I pulled the bedstead aside, and found in a small hole three bad shillings, in the state they come from the die, and four sixpences, each in separate paper, ready for circulation. Kerby found some shillings in the bed; I found a piece of sand paper by the bed - it appeared to have been used; it is used to rub down the coin. A piece of red hot iron was in the fire.

WILLIAM KERBY . I am an officer of Hatton-garden. - I accompanied the witnesses to the door of this house; when they got up they gave me a signal; I went up - there was a light on the mantel-piece, standing against a jug; the prisoner told us to look on the bed for what we wanted; I turned down the clothes, and under the blanket found nine counterfeit shillings loose; they appeared to be fit for circulation; they have been polished and rubbed down, and blacked over; he told us to look into a hole at the head of the bed, and we should find some - Edwards went there, and took something out; I found in the jug on the mantel-piece two shillings in water; I produce them. Nobody but the prisoner was in the room.

Mr. JOHN FIELD . I am an inspector of counterfeit coin. The two shillings found in the jug are both counterfeit - they are milled, and struck with a die, and have been rubbed down with sand or glass paper, to take off the sharp edge of the die, and make them look as if they had been in circulation; they appear to have been silvered or coloured, not cased; those nine found in the bed are counterfeit, and appear to have been struck from the same die as the two; they have been rubbed down, coloured or silvered, greased and blacked, to appear as if they had been in circulation; candle grease will do that, but sometimes they use the marrow of an animal, then rub them with lamp-black or the snuff of a candle. The ten produced by Limbrick are all counterfeit - six of them have been rubbed down or prepared, but not coloured, and the other four have been rubbed down or silvered, but not greased - they are also of the same die. The four sixpences are counterfeit - they are rubbed, and completely prepared for circulation; here are three counterfeit shillings in the state in which they came from the original coiner, from the die; one powder will produce the colour of silver on copper or brass - the other is cream of tartar, which is used as a light acid wash afterwards, to give them a new appearance - the liquid is water with a slight portion of cream of tartar, and a small portion of the silver powder, which has come from the coin when washed in it; the shillings are all from one die, and the sixpences from one. In order to make them ring like silver they at times lay them on hot iron, which hardens the metal.

Mr. JASPER ATKINSON . I am a moneyer of the Mint. These nine shillings are counterfeit, and fit for circulation - four more are counterfeit, but not coloured; the four sixpences are counterfeit, and coloured ready for circulation; the two shillings in the jug are counterfeit, and all appear to be from the same die.

Prisoner's Defence. The room belonged to me and another man named Budgeon, who is now in prison by the name of King; I came home about nine o'clock, and about ten he came in, and was doing something over - he blew the candle out, and went out, saying he would come in at half-past ten, and about ten Edwards came in; I said, "All the things you want are on the bed;" I had nothing in my pocket but 2s. 6d. in good money, nor did the bad money belong to me. Limbrick knows Budgeon has been at Hatton-garden for passing had money.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 32.

Reference Number: t18260622-50

1127. CHARLES HARRISON was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Jenkins , on the King's highway, on the 27th of March , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 2 shillings , his property.

JOHN JENKINS. On Monday, the 27th of March, I was at Teddington all day, and about a quarter to ten o'clock I started to go home to Hampton-wick; when I had got about a quarter of a mile, there is a road leading to Teddington out of the main road - when I turned the corner the prisoner came out of the bedge on the right, and knocked me down, without saying a word; he knocked the skin off my mouth; I received a kick in my side, or a knock from a stick; it produced a lump, and laid me up for a week; when I was down he began to rifle my pockets, and took two shillings and some halfpence from my waistcoat pocket; I saw who it was, and said,"Charles Harrison, you are wrong this time - this is the second time, beware of the third;" he went away eight or ten yards, then returned, and said, "Jenkins, are not you going to get up?" I said, "No, I have had enough of you - you can go on" - he said, "D-n your eyes, lay there," and ran away. I got up in three or four minutes; I heard a noise a head of me, near Hampton-wick, while I was laying down - I ran as fast as I could to Hampton

wick for a constable - he was not at home; I passed the prisoner and three or four more as I went over Kingston-bridge; I said nothing, but went and told Mr. Walter, the gaoler.

Cross-examined by Mr. ROBERTS. Q. Where had you been? A. I was working at Teddington; I left work at eight o'clock, then went to a public-house with some shopmates; I drank a pint or a pint and a half of beer; I was in and out there. I was perfectly sober. I walked about the fair part of the time. I said what I did to the prisoner because I knew he had been tried a few days before. When I overtook him on the bridge he was going towards Kingston - if I had attempted to take my money from him 4there he would have sworn a robbery against me; I am certain of his person. When I told the gaoler, he said I had better let it alone, and he should be taken to-morrow- I told him he was then coming over the bridge; he did not laugh at me.

DANIEL MILTON . I am a constable. The prosecutor gave me information; I looked for the prisoner, and took him on the 30th of May, at the New Inn, at Ham; I said I wanted him for a highway robbery - he said he knew bl-y well what I wanted, and he came on purpose to be taken; as I brought him to town he said if he had known he was going to be taken at Ham he would not have been in the way. I had received orders to take him two days after it happened, but could not find him.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know he had been in trouble before? A. Yes; he was acquitted last March.

Prisoner. I have witnesses to call.

THOMAS LOCKYER . On Easter Monday, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I was at the Hand and Mace, at Kingston; Jenkins came in there tipsy; he said he had been robbed, but he had a 5s. piece and his watch, for I saw it; he said Charles Harrison had robbed him.

COURT. Q. Do you know Walter, the gaoler? A. Yes - he was in the house; he proposed to Walter that Harrison should be taken.

JAMES MILLS . I was at Teddington fair on Easter Monday, and saw the prisoner there from six to ten o'clock - we left together, and went home.

COURT. Q. Then you came home together? A. Yes; we came to Kingston together, and got there about ten o'clock, or a little after; I saw nobody pass as we crossed the bridge - we parted at Kingston.

ROBERT LILBURN . I was at Teddington fair with the prisoner, and walked home with him, George and James Mills - we parted on the other side of Kingston-bridge, about ten minutes past ten o'clock; he went towards home.

COURT. Q. Did you see Jenkins on the bridge? A. He might pass us - it was too dark to see him.

GEORGE MILLS . I left Teddington with the other witnesses; we came to Kingston with the prisoner; I saw the prosecutor at the fair reeling about, very much intoxicated.

WILLIAM HARRISON . The prisoner is my son. I live at Kingston. On Easter Monday he came home as near ten o'clock as possible; I will not say whether the clock had struck. I saw him go to bed, and when I got up he was in bed.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-51

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

1128. HENRY SIMMONS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Solomon Artias , on the King's highway, on the 14th of June , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 watch-chain, value 40s.; 3 seals, value 20s., and 2 keys, value 10s. , his property.

The prosecutor's name being Atias the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260622-52

1129. JOHN WALKER was indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Higgins , on the King's highway, on the 30th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 2 half-crowns , his monies.

THOMAS HIGGINS. I cannot say the prisoner is the man who robbed me.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-53

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1130. JOHN LAWLER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Charles Gray , about one o'clock in the night of the 22d of June , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, with intent to steal, and stealing 2 spencers, value 1s.; - a yard of silk, value 1s.; 1 book, value 1s.; 4 shifts, value 18d., and 1 blanket, value 9d. , his property.

CHARLES GRAY. I live in John's-place, Old-street-road, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch . On the 22d of June I went to bed about twelve o'clock - I was the last person up; the house was fastened. I was alarmed a little before two o'clock in the morning, by my wife saying there was somebody in our room; I said it could not be: she nudged me again, and said, "I tell you there is somebody" - I would not believe it, and in a quarter of an hour she got out of bed, and immediately a man spoke - I instantly got up, drew my curtain aside, and asked how he came there - it was the prisoner; he was laying on the floor, and appeared intoxicated; he said he thought it was his sister's house, and he had come there to lodge. I said, "Which way did you get in?" he said at the up-stair window, and had shut it down again; I found the up-stair window shut, and the curtains drawn - it was not broken at all. I threw up my room window, called my neighbours, and we secured him; I went down to let my neighbour in, leaving him in the room with my wife; I found the street door as I had left it. When I came up again I found these things had been taken out of the box, and laid on the floor; there were two spencers, half a yard of silk, a book, and four shifts - a basket of linen down stairs was rolled up in a blanket, and put to the ground floor window, ready to be carried away - that window was open, and the shutter also; it was fastened overnight. - The up-stairs window has a sliding sash - he could get to it by stepping on the cills of the places, as it is a low house, about fifteen feet from the ground; I never saw him before.

EMMA GRAY . I heard a noise in the room - I rose up, and awoke my husband; the prisoner was at last found in the room, laying on the floor; my husband went down to let a neighbour in; the prisoner kept rubbing his head, as if in liquor - he said he did not know how he got there - he had made a mistake. My childrens' clothes were in the box overnight.(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM GANDER . I live next door. Gray called me up; I found the prisoner in the room - he did not appear quite sober.

JOHN OSSMENT . I am a watchman, and took the prisoner in charge; I found nothing on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in liquor, and made a mistake.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

Reference Number: t18260622-54

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1131. WILLIAM TOFFS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, 1 gelding, price 5l. , the property of Frederick John Goodwin .

FREDERICK JOHN GOODWIN. I live in Britannia-street, City-road. On Tuesday, the 20th of June, about half-past nine o'clock at night, I left my gelding safe in Mr. Winn's field, in New North-road ; the field gate was not shut, as one of the hinges were off; next morning, between two and three o'clock, I was called up by Constantine; I went to the watch-house, and found my gelding there; it is worth 5l.

RICHARD CONSTANTINE . I am an officer. On Wednesday morning, the 21st of June, Edwards and Morton, the watchmen, brought the prisoner to the watch-house, at Hoxton, with this gelding; I knew it was Goodwin's, and fetched him.

THOMAS EDWARDS . On the 21st of June, about half-past one o'clock in the morning, I was over the canal bridge, by the Rosemary Branch public-house, and met the prisoner on the bridge, on this gelding; as soon as he saw my light he turned back - I asked where he was going with the horse at that time in the morning; he said he was going to take it to Limehouse - I asked where he was going to take it there; he said he did not know, a man gave him 2s. 6d. to take it to Limehouse. I took him to the watch-house; I asked where the 2s. 6d. was - he said he was to have that when he had taken the horse to the Commercial-road; Goodwin saw the horse, and claimed it.

WILLIAM MORTON . I am inspector of the watch. I met Edwards with the prisoner - there was a bridle on the horse.

GEORGE STEVENSON . I was talking with Edwards near my own house, and saw the prisoner on the horse - he said he was going to Limehouse, and a man had given him 2s. 6d. to take it there.

FREDERICK JOHN GOODWIN . The horse is mine. The field is three quarters of a mile from where it was found, because it must have been taken round a road - the bridle is not mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I told the watchman I knew the man's name very well where I was going to take it.

THOMAS EDWARDS . I did not hear that.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

Reference Number: t18260622-55

London Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

1132. JOHN WALKER and GEORGE HOBDELL were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , 1 trunk, value 10s.; 7 shirts, value 2l. 16s.; 8 collars, value 8s.; 8 cravats, value 8s.; 6 pairs of socks, value 3s.; 15 nightcaps, value 14s.; 5 pairs of drawers, value 9s.; 11 tablecloths, value 11l.; 33 napkins, value 3l. 6s.; 5 pairs of sheets, value 5l.; 3 pillow-cases, value 15s.; 29 towels, value 33s.; 12 glass-cloths, value 12s.; 10 night-gowns, value 16s. 6d; 8 caps, value 11s.; 5 frills, value 5s.; 28 pin-cloths, value 28s.; 2 pairs of stays, value 5s.; 10 shifts, value 11s.; 9 frocks, value 18s.; 19 petticoats, value 20s.; 2 neckerchiefs, value 3s.; 6 aprons, value 6s.; 1 gown, value 2s.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 2s.; 3 sovereigns, and a 5l. Bank note , the property of John Bundy .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

ELIZA POTTER . I am servant to Mr. Pepys, a Chancery barrister, who lives in Queen Ann-street, Cavendish-square. On the 25th of March I packed up this linen in a box, and delivered it to Bundy, to take to the laundress in Hertfordshire; I put a 5l. note and three sovereigns into the box with the linen; the articles were worth 70l. or 80l. together. It was a very large box.

MARY HOWARD . I am nursery-maid to Mr. Pepys, and saw the property put into the trunk; a child's cap and pinafore have been found, which I can identify.

THOMAS MIDDLETON . I am Mr. Pepys' footman. I delivered the box to Bundy - it was locked.

RICHARD STIGGLE . I went with Bundy's cart as far as the Wellington public-house, between Finchley and Highgate - this box was safe there.

JOHN BUNDY. I keep the North Mimms errand-cart . On the 25th of March I received this trunk; I missed it when I got between the Wellington and the sixteenth mile stone; two days afterwards I saw the trunk empty in Kentish-lane, about half a mile from where I missed it.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Did you receive it at Mr. Pepys' house? A. Yes; Stiggle put it into the cart; he is my porter, and went to see me safe out of town; I was not intoxicated - I am not in the habit of drinking; I was in the fore part of the cart, not inside - the box was in the bottom of the cart, and things on the top of it; I did not see it taken; there were foot-marks behind the cart where they had got in; they could get it by undoing the pins of the tail-board - there is no till to the cart; I sat in front on the near side, and the trunk was on the off side; it was a very dark night. I sat on the box - it filled the bottom of the cart.

COURT. Q. At what time did you receive it? A About four o'clock; we got to the Wellington about eight - the trunk was found about eleven miles from the Wellington; they could undo the tail-board behind, and get it out; it was fastened by two iron pins. The things on the box were linen, which I also lost - it all belonged to Mr. Pepys.

JURY. Q. You say there were foot-marks upon the cart? A. Yes; the tail-board was dirty - it was a dirty night. I did not find the board down - they could put it up again; they might put their feet on the tail-board to get up, and take out the pin.

STEPHEN WHITAKER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Long-lane, Smithfield. On the 28th of March Hobdell pawned two table-cloths with me, for 8s. - I have known him seven or eight years; I have not a doubt of him, but I do not believe he committed the felony.

Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. When was your attention directed to this matter? A. A fortnight or

three weeks ago - I knew him extremely well; I know of no fact to say who stole them.

SEPTIMUS SADLER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Bishopsgate-street. On the 12th of April a child's nightgown and frock were pawned in the name of Hobdell, by a lad about fourteen years old.

RENTON NICHOLSON . I am shopman to Mr. Lawton, a pawnbroker, of Bishopsgate. A boy about fourteen years old pawned some things with me, in the name of John Hobdell; I think it was his son, but will not swear it.

WILLIAM MATTHEWS . On the 1st of April a pinafore was pawned with me, by a boy about fourteen years old.

DANIEL FORRESTER . I am an officer. On the 8th of May I went to Hobdell's lodging, and he gave me a quantity of duplicates; here is one for the two table-cloths, pawned on the 28th of March; I found a child's cap at Walker's lodging, No. 6, Rose-court, Fore-street; he was in bed there.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Did you know any thing of Walker before? A. No. There was a female and child in bed with him; the cap was in a drawer - he directed me to the drawer; there was other children's linen there.

Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Did Hobdell say how he got the duplicates? A. No. I said I was come to search his place; he went to the drawer, and pulled them out, saying he had been very poor and obliged to pawn the things - he did not say he had received them from any one else.

Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. How did you find his lodging? - A. From information; I knew his person before; only one duplicate relates to the prosecutor's property.

STEPHEN WHITAKER . This is the duplicate I delivered to Hobdell.

ELIZA POTTER . I know these table-cloths by the pattern, and here is the place where the initials have been cut out; I saw the marks of C. C. and a number, before the Magistrate, but I do not see them now.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Is there any thing now on the table-cloth which you can speak to, except the pattern? A. Nothing - it is rather an unusual pattern, something like a star - they are both alike.

Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. When before the Magistrate could you distinguish the initials? A. Very plain; it had been made by a needle and marking cotton.

STEPHEN WHITAKER re-examined. I produced these table-cloths before the Magistrate - Potter saw them; I have kept them ever since - they have not been opened since.

COURT. Q. Had you examined them yourself? A. Yes - but could discover no mark; she pointed out something of an impression, but could not positively say what it was.

MARY HOWARD . I am positive this is Mr. Pepys' cap- I have known it for eleven months - his children wore it; I know it by the pattern, and a little rent in it.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. How many of that sort had you? A. Only one; I put it into the box myself, about eleven o'clock in the morning - it was locked up, and the key laid on the table.

HOBDELL's Defence. The table-cloths I have had for a long time - they are my own.

WALKER's Defence. My wife bought the cap with one or two others, and some lace.

JOSEPH SALMON . I am a musical instrument maker, and live in Golden-lane. On Saturday, the 25th of March, I went to a friend's house, Mr. Johnson, No. 23, Thomas-street, Hackney; I was there from five to eight o'clock, and Walker came in there; I left him there about eight; I did not know him before. A conversation took place about the purchase of a horse.

Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Are you a housekeeper or a lodger? A. A lodger. I had never seen Walker before or since; a friend of Johnson's was there; Johnson appeared to have been intimate with the prisoner some time; the other person appeared a stranger; Johnson is not here. Walker came in about six o'clock.

Q. How can you recollect that this was on Saturday, the 25th of March - it is a long time ago? A. It was Easter-eve. I have been backwards and forwards to Johnson since, and the conversation turned on Walker's situation; my attention was called to this six weeks or two months ago. I was at Johnson's about a week ago - I was subpoenaed here on Monday; I have seen Johnson since, and told him I was subpoenaed, and he said he supposed he should be also - he is a working-jeweller, and works for the shops. I only recollect Walker from his being there that night; Johnson introduced him as Mr. Walker - we had some spirits and water and some porter; I have not seen him since.

Q. How did they find you out to subpoena you? A. Johnson knew where I lived; I did not ask him if he had given them my address, but I suppose he did. I have lived in Golden-lane two years.

Q. Did nobody but the prisoner come in that night? - A. A person came in who was to buy the horse; I understood his name was Little - he came from Barking; I only recollect the night by its being Easter-eve and quarter-day; I have met strangers there at other times. I mentioned to several friends that I could speak to this day. I do not know Walker's friends.

Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Did you go to Johnson on business or pleasure? A. Business. I left Walker and Little there when I came away; I did not know he was in trouble for two months after; Johnson told me so, and asked if I remembered his being there.

COURT. Q. How long ago is it that Johnson told you Walker was in trouble? A. I think it is about a month or five weeks; he asked if I remembered seeing him there - I immediately said it was on quarter day; I went to Johnson the next morning, after I was subpoenaed, and told him - it was last Tuesday or Wednesday; I did not ask if he was subpoenaed as I naturally supposed he was. I went to tell him I was subpoenaed, as much as any thing; he lives a mile and a half from me; I went on business - I had some violin bows to make for him - they were in hand, but not quite finished - I had only got the order a few days before.

Q. Then you had no occasion to go to him about the bows? A. Not particularly; I did not go to Newgate to see if Walker was the same man.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-56

1133. FREDERICK LAYBURN was indicted for

stealing, on the 17th of May , 7 pairs of kid gloves, value 4s. , the goods of Richard Kipling .

TIMOTHY EVANS . I am shopman to Richard Kipling, a glover , who lives in the Poultry. The prisoner was employed by us to make stocks - we supplied him with the materials. On the 17th of May, about two o'clock, he came for a piece of black holland - we had got none, and on his entering the shop I ordered him out - he insisted on coming in, and sat down for a few minutes; I insisted on his leaving, and he did so; he had sat close against the counter, on which the gloves were - he came again in half an hour to apologize for abusive language to me; I told him to leave the shop - he did so directly; we did not miss the gloves till the officer produced them - he was then in custody; he had not dealt with us for gloves; there are seven pair of kid gloves - they are damaged; I had seen them in our stock on the 16th; they are in our shop paper now - it has our shop mark on it, in the hand-writing of our shopman.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. How many shopmen have you? A. Two apprentices - Mrs. Kipling very seldom serves: we frequently sell a dozen pair of gloves, but usually fold them in common paper; we have sent them out in the shop-paper. These gloves are spotted and damaged, and have been in the shop ever since I have been there; I should have known if they had been sold - I am in the shop all day.

JOHN COWTAN . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on the 18th of May, in Paradise-street, Finsbury, and found these seven pair of gloves in his pocket, in this paper. He gave no account of them.(Property produced and sworn to).

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-57

1134. FREDERICK LAYBURN was again indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , 6 pairs of stockings, value 8s., 3d. , the goods of Robert Plant .

SAMUEL FULLER . I am a hosier, and live in Middlerow, Holborn. On the 17th of May the prisoner brought six pairs of hose to me, and offered them for sale; I knew him well and bought them of him, with ten pairs of black silk, and half cotton hose, two handkerchiefs, and some stocks, for 38s., and, within an hour of his leaving my shop, when I came to examine the papers, I found a mark similar to my own on them, and having heard the prisoner name Mr. Kipling, I thought their mark might resemble mine - I sent my boy there, and next day I found the prisoner in custody.

Cross-examined. Q. You knew him? A. Yes; he dealt in hosiery - I gave him a fair price.

BENJAMIN PRICE . I am shopman to Mr. Robert Plant, of Aldgate High-street. On the 17th of May the prisoner came to our shop - I bought some stocks of him - this parcel of stockings was close to him on the counter, when he came in, and I missed them an hour after he left.

Cross-examined. Q. Do not you sell stockings in the papers they are inclosed in? A. Sometimes; I missed these directly the next person entered the shop; I had opened the paper just before he came in, and nobody came in after him, till I missed them.

JOHN COWTAN . On the morning of the 18th I apprehended the prisoner; Mr. Fuller delivered me these stockings.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-58

1135. MARY KELLY and MARY BAXTER were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 4 yards of lace, value 4s., 4 shillings and 2 sixpences , the property of Helen Leary .

HELEN LEARY. I left my situation on Tuesday last, and went to lodge in the same room with the prisoner Kelly. I went out on Wednesday morning, at half-past ten o'clock, leaving these things in a band-box. Baxter also lodged in the same room; I desired Kelly to take care of my box while I went after a situation; Baxter was in the room - the box was tied round with a piece of tape. I returned about five, but did not examine my box - they were both in the room; I slept with Baxter that night, and next morning, about four o'clock, I looked into my box, and missed 4 yards of lace - the money was in my pocket - I had four shillings, and two sixpences - Kelly had come into the room at two o'clock in the morning. When I awoke my band-box was untied - I missed the lace - I saw the officer find it at the feet of a woman who was in the room.

JOHN HARDING . I am a constable. I was fetched to this room at half-past ten o'clock in the morning, and found the prisoners, prosecutrix, and two more women in the room - they said they were all innocent - I looked round the room and found the lace laying down - another woman picked it up, and said "Here is the lace!" it must have fallen from Kelly - it was on the toe of her shoe - it was not there when I first went in.(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS LINDRAY . I am an officer. I was not present when the lace was found.

KELLY'S Defence. I never saw it till it was in the gentleman's hand - I never saw her money nor any thing.

- GRIFFITHS. I have known Kelly twenty-three years. I happened to go into the room about ten o'clock- the constables were there - I happened to pick up the lace; I saw a bit of white paper lay by the side of the drawers - I kicked it with my feet, turned it out and handed it to the gentleman, and said "There is the lace." It was not picked up at Kelly's feet.

JOHN HARDING . I saw it lay on Kelly's toe - this woman said "Oh, here is the lace!" she stooped down and picked it up; it was not wrapped in any paper.

- GRIFFITHS. It was close to me, but not to Kelly.

Q. The officer says it was not wrapped in any paper - what do you say to that? A. I have nothing to say - I picked it up.

Q. You have sworn it was in paper - was it so or not? A. Well then, it was.

Q. Will you swear it was in paper? A. I do not know - I really will say now that it was in a bit of white paper - but I will not contradict the gentleman, for he ought to know better - I know there was a little bit of white paper about it.

Q. Was it in paper? A. It was then - now you ask me.

HELEN LEARY. I saw the lace picked up - it was not in paper.

KELLY - GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Two Months .

BAXTER - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-59

FIFTH DAY. TUESDAY, JUNE 27.

London Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

1136. HENRY LLOYD was indicted for a misdemeanor .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Confined Two Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-60

1137. JOHN OCKENDEN was indicted for the wilful murder of William Dalton .

THOMAS MULCASTER . I am a shoemaker, and live at No. 4, Red-lion-court, Minories - Dalton lived at No. 1. On Saturday, the 17th of June, at twelve o'clock at night, I heard Mrs. Dalton say "Take this vagabond out of the house!" I do not know who she spoke to; she had no sooner spoken than the prisoner, who is a watchman, came up, calling twelve o'clock; she said "Watchman! take this vagabond out of the house;" and, in a minute, I saw the prisoner holding a man, and saying "Come out, come out here!" three or four followed after him, and Mrs. Dalton with them; the deceased was among them; they all got into one body, and fell down together; I think they were all in liquor except the prisoner; they appeared to be quarrelling from the effects of liquor; the prisoner fell with them - they all got up as well as they could; I then saw the prisoner take the but end of his stick and strike the man, as he laid down, with great force - I swear he struck him twice while on the ground; I ran to my door, called another watchman, and saw no more.

Prisoner. Q. How long had they been fighting previous to my being called? A. I had not heard them a minute before, as I had just come to my door; I have known the prisoner on that beat two years.

CATHERINE ARMSTRONG . I live opposite the deceased. About twelve o'clock on this night he, and two men, were going home - they went in doors - one man wished to send for porter - Mrs. Dalton would not permit it - the man then struck her - he appeared to have had enough - one of the lodgers then struck the deceased - I was at my door and could see into their room - the man was pulling Dalton about - Dalton pulled off his clothes, and wished to fight - there was a considerable scuffle in doors; Mrs. Dalton called out Murder! and Watch! said the man was a thief and a robber, and should go out; I went and met the prisoner in the court and brought him into the house; Dalton came out and said he would fight the man; the prisoner said "You shall not fight, go in doors;" they insisted on being outside, trying to fight; I and Mrs. Wallis tried to pull the man away, but could not; the prisoner was endeavouring to keep the peace as well as he could - the prisoner persuaded Dalton to go in - Dalton refused to go in, and insisted on fighting the man - they were pulling one another about, and all fell down together - the prisoner and all - Mrs. Dalton on the top - I helped her up; the prisoner then got in a very great passion - he laid hold of Dalton, and told him to be quiet or he would floor him; he bit him on his legs with a stick, and threw him down, and while on the ground he hit him twice over the stomach with the thick part of his stick; Dalton had struck at the prisoner two or three times before he threw him down, but I cannot tell whether he hit him; he dragged him up, and took him towards the watch-house; he struck him two or three times more on the legs; the other two men stood there but did not interfere - Williams had hold of one of them - Dalton was carried home by six men in shout an hour - he was unable to walk - they threw him on the bed, and he said "Oh, dear, I am a dead man!" and complained of his bowels. He died on the Monday night.

Prisoner. Q. How did he fall? A. On his side.

ALICE WALLIS . I live next door to Dalton, and saw him come home with three men - they all appeared drunk, and were very noisy; they wanted more liquor - Mrs. Dalton was also very tipsy. A quarrel began about a stranger striking her, and a lodger striking Mr. Dalton; the neighbours were disturbed; the prisoner was brought to quiet them, and did what he could; Dalton wanted to fight the prisoner, and struck him twice; they fell down together - I then went away. I saw the prisoner raise his stick, but did not see him strike - he appeared to be doing his duty.

THOMAS WILLIAMS . I live in this court. I was in doors; I came out, and Mrs. Dalton called the prisoner; I understood her to give charge of her husband and two men; the strange man was walking away; the prisoner collared him, and called me to assist in keeping the peace - I took hold of the man, and led him some distance, and while waiting there saw Dalton strike the prisoner twice with his fist, and then the prisoner struck him near the shins with a stick; a lodger came up, and they all fell together - I saw no more; I thought the prisoner only did his duty.

JOHN RYDER . I am a patrol. I heard a noise in this court, and saw the prisoner holding the deceased by the collar; the prisoner struck him several blows across the thigh; he walked a little way - words arose between him and the prisoner, and he struck him again across the legs - the deceased behaved unruly, but did not then strike us; I held his arm - I took him to the watch-house - he walked slowly. I afterwards saw him coming out of the watch-house - he fell down, and I assisted him; he complained of his stomach. The prisoner has been a watchman four years.

JOSEPH TAYLOR . I am inspector of the watch. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house charged with riotous conduct; he was evidently intoxicated, and complained of ill-treatment; he seemed ill in about a quarter of an hour, and I told his wife to take him home.

Mr. THOMAS DAVIS. I am a surgeon. I was called to the deceased last Wednesday week; he complained of a dreadful pain in the abdomen - there were no external marks, but his bowels were very tight: he died on Monday night. I opened his body, and found a quantity of

thin fluid in the intestines; I found a large intestine ruptured; his bowels were dreadfully inflamed; it must have been occasioned by a blow, a kick, or a fall, which I cannot decide - it certainly was the cause of his death.

Prisoner's Defence. I was desired to make haste to this court, as there were some drunken Irishmen, and murder would be done; I found a disturbance in this house; there were three of them down on one another in the passage; I dragged them up: the deceased struck me twice or three times, which much irritated me; having been wounded in my head I am very hot when irritated; I got them out - we all fell together, and I did strike the deceased two or three times with my stick.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-61

1138. JAMES GULLIVER was indicted for a fraud .

Mr. WILLIAM SLARK , JUN. My father is a furnishing ironmonger, and lives in Cheapside. The prisoner was in his service. On Wednesday, the 26th of May, I directed him to go to Mr. Martin's, of St. Albans, and set a steam-kitchen to rights; I supplied him with the materials, and gave him 1l. on account; he came to me on the Saturday - I said, "Have you been down to Mr. Martin's, and set every thing right?" he said Yes, and produced an account, in his own hand-writing, charging 12s. more, for time, coach-hire, &c.; I paid him that balance, as he said he had done the work.

MARIA SPARROW . I am cook to Mr. George Robert Martin, of St. Albans. The work charged in this bill was not done in April at all; as nobody came from Mr. Slark we were obliged to get another person to do it. The prisoner came on the 11th of May, and asked if the work was done - I told him Yes.

Mr. SLARK. After I paid the prisoner this money I desired him to go to Leamington, in Hampshire, and he should have been there on the 11th of May; I gave him 5l. on account of that job.

Prisoner's Defence. I set out for the place, but missed the coach; I drank more than I should, and while waiting for the coach I fell asleep, and my tools and materials were stolen. I did not return to Mr. Slark, fearing he would be angry. I made out the account, expecting to recover my tools and do the job.

GUILTY .

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-62

1139. JOHN JAMES CAMPBELL was indicted for a fraud .

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-63

1140. JOHN WEST was indicted for a misdemeanor .

THOMAS GAMMAGE . I am a watchman of St. Andrew, Holborn. On the 17th of June, about one o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner and another at the door of Mr. Moon, a silversmith and tobacconist (I had observed suspicious persons about there for a week before); I watched, and heard wood crack; I saw the prisoner wrenching something back; I was in the court opposite: I came into Holborn, and they went into Middle-row when I crossed; I turned back, and they turned back again, and went to the door - they were at work at the door again; I watched them for three quarters of an hour. I then crossed over to secure them, and they crossed over to my side; I took no notice for a moment - they walked over to where I came from, and stopped opposite Mr. Beauchamp's door, and looked over to the house - I crossed, and took no notice, as if I had not observed them, and made a grasp at the prisoner - the other man directly ran up Brook-street: I said, "I have been watching you for some time;" he said, "What for - I am looking for my daughter; I have got a daughter in the street." I took him to the watch-house. I then went to Mr. Moon's door, and found the jam broken to pieces, but they had not made an entry; the lock was spoiled.

Prisoner. Q. Was I not discharged at the watch-house? A. No - he has been in custody ever since.

ROBERT EVANS . I am a watchman. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house; I found a crow-bar concealed behind him - he was not discharged. I went and found Mr. Moon's jam broken.

JOHN STEBBING . I was constable of the night. I saw the crow-bar hanging out of the prisoner's breeches after he had been searched.

JOHN CORBY . I am an officer. I saw the crow found. I went to Mr. Moon's, and found the door broken; here are some pieces of the jam; in a private pocket in the prisoner's coat I found two skeleton keys.

WILLIAM MOON . I keep these two shops - the entrance was made at the tobacco-shop; they are separate, but constitute the frontage of one house. I live out of town - all was safe when I left.

GUILTY .

Confined Three Months and Publicly Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260622-64

NEW COURT. (1st DAY.)

Middlesex Cases, Third Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1141. EDWARD BLAKE was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , 1 water-but, value 15s.; 1 brass-cock, value 1s., and 1 stove, value 6s. , the goods of James Hyne .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-65

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1142. WILLIAM CONNER was indicted for embezzlement .

JAMES WARNER STOPFORTH . I am a card-maker and printer , and live in Little Newport-street, in partnership with my mother, Elizabeth Stopforth . The prisoner was our apprentice , and employed to receive money on our account; after nine o'clock, when the shop was shut up, persons sometimes called, and he served them. In consequence of suspicion I employed an officer; I sent to Mr. Malcolm, who marked some money, and put it into the officer's hands.

ROBERT MALCOLM . I am an engraver. On the 31st of May, about one o'clock, I marked two half-crowns and a shilling - I gave them to Smith, the officer, to purchase

cards with; I saw the money at Bow-street the next day - I know it to be the same.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am an officer of Bow-street. I received two half-crowns and a shilling, which Mr. Malcolm had marked, and I marked it myself. I gave the money to Jennings, as I thought the prisoner might know me; I searched the prisoner the next morning, and found on him a key of his box; I opened the box, and found a pound's worth of silver, and among the rest these two half-crowns and this shilling - he said his father gave it to him; I sorted out the two half-crowns and the shilling, and said, "How did you get these?" he said from his father. I knew them to be what I had marked.

Prisoner. I said my father gave me some silver, but the two half-crowns and the shilling I had put there in mistake? Witness. He said nothing about it till he got to the office.

GEORGE JAMES JENNINGS . I am an officer. I took the marked money to the shop - the prisoner served me with some plain cards, which came to 6s. 8 1/2d.; I gave him the two half-crowns and the two shillings, all marked alike - these are the same; the shop was shut up - it was about half-past nine o'clock.

COURT to JAMES WARNER STOPFORTH . Q. When he took money on your account where was he to put it? A. In a case, as we do not reside in the house - he should account for it the first thing the next morning; I asked what he had taken in the morning - he gave me half-a-crown for some goods he had sold that morning; I asked if he had taken any more - he said, "No, nothing else." The cards are worth 8s. 2 1/2d.

Prisoner's Defence. I charged him 6s. 8 1/2d. for them- I then found I had made a mistake, and took it up stairs to make it right when my master came; I had put it into my pocket, and quite forgot it.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260622-66

1143. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 2 shirts, value 3s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 9d.; 1 handkerchief, value 3d., and 1 bag, value 3s., the goods of Edward John Randolph ; 2 bags, value 8s., and 1 skin of leather, value 2s. , the goods of Robert Makepeace .

JOHN NORRIS . I am clerk to the Lord Chief Baron. - On the 27th of May I was sent for to Sir Archibald Macdonald's, to look for some papers, and passing from the library to a small room where some papers were kept, I saw the entrance hall window open, and a man peeping in from the outside - I stopped to see whether he went away; I then went into the room, and staid five minutes in search of the papers - when I came out I saw the prisoner moving along the entrance hall, with two bags under his right arm; I asked who he was, and where he came from - he said he came about a Mr. Smith; I knew Sir Archibald had a butler named Smith, but he had left him; I asked where he came from - he said from a Mr. Farquhar, in St. James'-street - I asked if it was the banker - he said Yes, and he had brought a letter, which he had given to the servant maid; I rang the bell for the servant to get a constable, and to send up the butler; he was secured.

JOHN CARROLL . I am servant to Lady Louisa Macdonald. I went up when I heard the bell ring, and found the prisoner in custody; these articles belong to Edward John Randolph - he is grandson to the late Sir Archibald Macdonald; he had come home that day from Westminster school, and left these things in the hall - this bag belongs to Mr. Makepeace, who had come to weigh the silver.

JOHN WILDMAN PAINE . I am an officer. I was sent for to take the prisoner on the 27th of May.

MASTER EDWARD JOHN RANDOLPH . I am grandson of the late Sir Archibald Macdonald. I had left these things in the hall, and know them to be mine.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-67

1144. THOMAS DOIG was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , 1 knife, value 3s. , the goods of Henry Hely Hutchinson , Esq.

CORNELIUS COLLINS . I am butler to Henry Hely Hutchinson, Esq., of Lower Grosvenor-street . On Saturday, the 10th of June, about two o'clock, there was a knife on the pantry shelf - I had been in the house-keeper's room, and when I came out the prisoner had got this knife out with a stick - I took him into custody.

ROBERT TURNER . I am an officer. I was called in, and took the prisoner with this silver handled knife; this little jemmy was found on him, and a stick, with which he drew the knife out.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-68

1145. THOMAS GIDDINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , 1 watch, value 10s.; 2 watch-keys, value 4d., and 1 ring, value 2d. , the goods of Joseph Wade .

JOSEPH WADE. I am a pastry-cook , and live in York-street, St. Margaret's, Westminster . On the 14th of June I was in the bake-house, and hearing a noise in the parlour, where my watch hung, I went and saw the prisoner there, and found my watch on him.

JOHN WEALE . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-69

1146. WILLIAM LOWE was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , 1 pair of trousers, value 5s., the goods of Charles Thompson ; and 1 pair of shoes, value 10s. , the goods of Richard Russell .

CHARLES THOMPSON. I am a haberdasher , and live in New Bond-street. The prisoner was my porter for about three months - I desired him to take a pair of trousers to be cleaned.

RICHARD RUSSELL. I am shopman to Mr. Thompson. The prisoner was his porter. I missed a pair of shoes after he was in custody, and a purse was found containing a duplicate of them; they had been in a cupboard to which he had access.

THOMAS CLEMENTS . I am an officer. I went to Mr. Thompson's in consequence of the loss of some stockings

and other things; Mr. Thompson asked the prisoner what he had done with the trousers; he said he had given them to a cobler to pawn; the purse was found on him by a person they have had as porter since the prisoner. He said the tickets and the purse were his own, and that the 3 pairs of stockings, which one of the duplicates is for, he had bought of his master.

WILLIAM PACKER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Oxford-street. I have a pair of shoes and a pair of trousers - they were not pawned by the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-70

1147. JOSEPH SWEENEY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 6 pairs of stockings, value 30s., and 2 waistcoats, value 10s. , the goods of Samuel Morgan .

SAMUEL MORGAN. I am a glover and hosier . I knew the prisoner as the servant of a Mr. Holgam, who is an officer in the army. On the 29th of May he brought an order, as from Mr. Holgam, and I delivered these articles to him, in consequence of that order - he said he came for them on approbation; he came afterwards, and said they were approved, and I was to take the bill on the Wednesday, which I did - I then found Mr. Holgam did not live at the place.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-71

1148. JOHN MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 40lbs. weight of spermaceti, value 30s., the goods of Hugh Barclay and others, his partners, to whom he was servant .

HUGH BARCLAY. I am a wax-bleacher and sperm refiner , and have partners - our manufactory is in the Strand - the prisoner had worked for us two years. I had no suspicion of him till he was apprehended.

WILLIAM COUSINS . I am an officer. I was informed of some circumstances, and was watching opposite the door of Mr. Robinson, a tallow-chandler, in Drury-lane, for about three hours, on the 27th of May, and about a quarter before eleven o'clock, I saw the prisoner go into the shop with a large bundle in a handkerchief - I went into the shop in a short time, and saw the prisoner putting some pieces of this spermaceti into the scale, from a bag which was laying on the handkerchief - I asked what he had got- he said some kitchen-stuff, which he brought from where he lived; I asked if he was servant there - he said Yes; I asked where it was, and he said, after some hesitation, at No. 4, Russell-square; I set off to go there, and when I got to the top of Drury-lane I turned my head, and saw him struggling with Smith - he got away; I pursued him, and he was stopped by a watchman. I made inquiries, and found where he worked.

THOMAS ROBINSON . I am a tallow-chandler, and live in Drury-lane. The prisoner has been several times to my house with this stuff - I suspected it was stolen, and made inquiries about where he lived, but could not ascertain - I gave information; Cousins and two other officers were there to take him, by my direction.

THOMAS INGRAM . I am foreman to Messrs. Barclay and Co. I had information from the officers, and looked in the press - I missed this part of a cake of sperm.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-72

1149. WILLIAM WILLING and JAMES ROW were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , 117lbs. weight of lead, value 16s., belonging to Thomas Allen , and fixed to a certain dwelling-house of his .

JOHN NORRIS . I am an officer. On the 25th of May, about nine o'clock, I saw the two prisoners - each had a quantity of this lead in a bag - they were near together: I stopped Row and asked what he had got in the bag - he said he was following his father; I called a man to take hold of him, while I pursued and took Willing - he had about half a hundred weight; he said they were going to sell it, and they had found it in a ditch - this was rather more than half a mile from Mr. Allen's - they were going up the back streets, by Whitechapel; they lodged with a man named Wright, who is a tenant of Mr. Allen's.

ROBERT CHRISTIAN . I am a night officer. The prisoners were brought to the watch-house by Norris, and we took Willing to shew us where he found the lead - he pointed out a ditch in a field, and I desired him to go down and shew me exactly where it was - the moment he got down his shoes sunk in the mud, and it was evident there was no mark there before - it had been raining the day or two before, which had made the ground soft - there was no dirt upon the lead or the boys. I brought Willing back, and then went with Row to shew us where he had found it, and he shewed another place, about 400 yards from where the other had shewn; I desired him to go down, and he made similar marks - there had been none there before: I saw him look over his shoulder towards Mr. Allen's; I then went there to inquire, and found this lead had been taken from the gutter - it is cut in a very ragged manner, and stained very curiously - it exactly corresponded with what was left. I found a key in Willing's pocket which opened the padlock on the door of the house.

THOMAS MERCER . I am agent to Mr. Thomas Allen. I have the care of these houses, and collect the rents; this house was empty - the lead was fixed down on the roof - I had seen it safe about two months before; I had known the prisoners about the neighbourhood - they lodged at a Mr. Wright's.

WILLING'S Defence. The key is the key of my clothes box.

WILLING - GUILTY . Aged 18.

ROW - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-73

1150. JOHN DEXTER and SARAH, HIS WIFE , were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , 1 bed, value 70s.; 1 bolster, value 3s.; 2 pillows, value 2s.; 2 sheets, value 4s.; 1 pair of pillow cases, value 1s.; 1 pair of bellows, value 1s. 6d.; 1 looking-glass, value 6d.; 1 basin, value 6d.; 1 saucepan, value 1s., and 1 mattress, value 6d., the goods of John Butterton , in a lodging-room .

SARAH BUTTERTON . I am the wife of John Butterton, and live in Marsham-street, Westminster : I let a second floor room furnished to the prisoner, at 5s. a week, in September; he brought some work and locked the door - he is a tailor - they continued there till the 11th of June - they paid at first very regularly, but at last owed about 2l. 16s. He was talking of going into the country and leaving his wife. I went into the rooms on the 11th

of June, and missed these articles - he said he would replace them on Monday; the woman said at Queen-square, that she had pawned them, when her husband was there.

JOHN ROBINSON JACKSON . I am a pawnbroker and live in Tothill-street. I have a sheet, a quilt, and a flat iron, pawned by the female prisoner.

THOMAS DAGNALL . I am a constable. I was sent for on Sunday, the 11th of June, and took the man into custody, who said he would try to compromise it - the woman said it would all he made good; I asked him at the watch-house for the duplicates - he said he had left them with a friend, but I went back and found his son coming out, and found the duplicates on him.

PHILIP JONES . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Tothill-street. I have a sheet pawned by the female prisoner - here the counter duplicate.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner's called,

CHARLOTTE LEE . I am married - my husband is a porter and carman - we live at Charing-cross - the prisoner is my brother. On the day after Christmas-day I went to my brother's room to dinner, and Mr. Butterton said"Mr. Dexter, never want money while there is any thing that will fetch it, as I know I shall get it again." I was here before when Mr. Eady robbed my mother; I never heard of John Dexter being here before - it was in the other Court - he has been out of the country, but I think not quite seven years.

COURT to SARAH BUTTERTON. Q. Did you give any consent that this property should be pawned? A. No such thing was ever named.

JOHN DEXTER'S Defence. I had no knowledge whatever of the things being pawned.

JOHN DEXTER - GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

SARAH DEXTER - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-74

1151. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of James Rigby , from his person .

JAMES RIGBY. I am a watchmaker , and live at Charing-cross. On the 17th of May, about four or five o'clock, I was in Red-lion-street, Holborn ; I felt something twitch at my coat pocket; I disengaged myself from a gentleman I was walking with, and looked for some person runing, but I saw no one; I then saw the prisoner looking through a shop window - I collared him, threw open his coat, and found my handkerchief under his arm, covered with his coat - I knocked him down, and intended nothing further, but he fell into the hands of the street-keeper.

WILLIAM PACEY . I was walking with Mr. Rigby, and he felt something at his pocket; the prisoner was looking in at a window - Mr. Rigby took hold of him, and took this handkerchief from under his coat.

MATTHIAS WELDHEN . I am a constable. I found two other handkerchiefs in the prisoner's hat, and this knife.

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor, believing it to be his first offence .

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-75

1152. SOPHIA JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , 2 sovereigns, and 1 half-sovereign, the goods of Robert Dinnipare , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-76

1153. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 1 coat, value 3l., and a handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of William Henry Ablett , from the person of James Hunt .

JAMES HUNT. I am in the employ of William Henry Ablett, hosier and glover , Fish-street-hill. I had master's coat in a bundle on the 1st of June, to take to Mr. Green, a tailor, in Frith-street, Soho; as I was crossing the Strand , to go up Southampton-street, I saw the prisoner, who snatched it from me; I called Stop thief! and he was taken; I saw him throw it away - he was quite a stranger but I am quite certain of his person.(Property produced and sworn to.)

HENRY PEARPOINT . I am a glass-cutter. I was coming out of Maiden-lane and heard a cry of Stop thief! I saw the prisoner running - I crossed the road and stopped him, in company with two more; he threw the bundle over his head, quite across the street, and it fell into the kennel. I am certain he is the man.

JAMES CHAMBERLAIN . I was constable of the night. The prisoner and bundle were delivered to me.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-77

1154. JANE BROWN was indicted for embezzling, on the 25th of May , 3 sovereigns, and 4 shillings, the monies of James Waddilove , her master .

MARGARET WADDILOVE . I am the wife of James Waddilove. I am a dress-maker, and live in New-Bond-street. The prisoner was employed to carry home goods and to receive money on my account. I did not receive any money from her on account of Miss Christie.

CATHERINE MARIA CHRISTIE . I keep a school. I went by accident into Mrs. Waddilove's, and bought a hat, which was to come to 3l. 8s. - several different girls called for the money, and I at last paid it, but I cannot say to whom.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-78

1155. SARAH JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , 1 scarf, value 20s., the goods of Charles Bromage , privately in his shop .

CHARLES BROMAGE. I am a dyer , and live in Cleaveland-street, Mile-end-road . On the 22d of May, between twelve and one o'clock, I was outside my door - the prisoner came up with some paper toys, which she asked me to purchase - I declined - I then went over to speak to a neighbour, and saw her come out of my house; I pursued her - she began to run - I brought her back - she resisted very much, and said So help her God she had not taken any thing, but I lifted up her shawl, and found this scarf on her, which had come in to be dyed.(Property produced and sworn to).

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 21.

Of stealing, but not privately . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-79

1156. ROBERT LEDSTONE was indicted for steal

ing, on the 13th of May , 2 sovereigns, and 1 Bank-note, value 10l. , the property of Thomas Thomas , his master.

THOMAS THOMAS. I am a tailor - the prisoner was my foreman . On the 13th of May, I gave him 4 sovereigns and a 10l. note, to pay the journeymen's wages; I told him particularly to pay the men, and to see that each man paid his score; this was more than he had to pay them, and he brought me 6s. 4d. as change, within ten minutes after he had the money - I never saw him again till I was before the Magistrate.

Cross-examined by Mr. ROBERTS. Q. How long had he been in your employ? A. Only four days - he came from the society of tailors; he never informed me that in going to get change he had lost the note; he said before the Magistrate, that he went to my sons, and told them he had lost the note, and they offered to take 1l. a week of him - but I knew nothing of it.

JOHN DUNN . I am in the employ of Mr. Thomas. The prisoner had the money intrusted to him to pay the men, but I did not see it; we went in pursuit of him to get our money, on Saturday night - some man caught him and lodged him in the watch-house.

JAMES PAUL . I am in the employ of Mr. Thomas - I did not receive my wages that night.

JOHN STANFORD . I took the prisoner into custody about half-past eleven o'clock that Saturday night, for absconding with the money. I saw him standing in the Broadway, Westminster, and he said to me "What induced you to come down here?" I then explained to him - some men come past whom I knew; I called to one of them named Morgan - the prisoner then ran off and I pursued him - the watchman took him, and he was taken to the watch-house where he pulled out 23s., and said he would produce the rest of the money the next day - he afterwards said he would pay 5l. of it, and after that he said he had lost it.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know of Mr. Thomas's sons having been with the prisoner? A. I heard from the watch-house-keeper that they had, but Mr. Thomas was in the country. He said he had lost the money, and was willing to pay it by instalments. He is married and has two children.

JOHN PHILLIPS . I am a watchman. At half-past ten o'clock on the night of the 13th of May, I heard a cry of Stop thief! and I took the prisoner: he put his hand into his pocket, and pulled out 1l. 3s. 6d., and said "I will give you this to let me go;" I asked "What for?" and he then told me what he had done - I said he must go with me to the watch-house and settle it. Here is the bill which he said his master gave him to pay the men.

Cross-examined. Q. When you take a person you generally search him? A. Yes; he offered me this in the street; I would not take the money, and he put it down on the table in the watch-house, and this bill - I asked what he had done with the rest of the money - he said he had got some things out of pawn.

COURT to THOMAS THOMAS. Q. You say that you gave him this sum of money on the Saturday night? A. Yes; about eight o'clock - there was a 10l. note, and four sovereigns - his own wages were included in it; it was his duty to go and pay the men immediately; he went with the men to the public-house and brought me back the change directly; he had not left my service.

COURT to JAMES PAUL . Q. Did you see the prisoner at the public-house? A. Yes; we went together, and he went to the bar to get change; he did not come there again that night - we were all there, expecting to be immediately paid.

Prisoner's Defence. The money I took my coat out of pawn with was my own.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260622-80

1157. JOHN STOKES was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of November , 3 blankets, value 1l.; 2 sheets, value 10s.; 1 set of bed-furniture, value 10s.; 1 tea-caddy, value 1s.; 1 basin, value 3d.; 1 jug, value 3d., and 4 spoons, value 4d., the goods of William James , in a lodging-room in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM JAMES. I live in Wilderness-row, Chelsea . On the 10th of November I let the prisoner a back parlour, furnished, for 5s. a week - he lodged there four days and left without notice; when he had been gone out about three hours I saw a large fire in the room; I went in and extinguished it - it appeared to have been done designedly - it was the cupboard which was burning, about two feet from the fire-place; there was no fire in the fire-place, but there had been a candle upon one corner of the mantel-shelf, which is connected with the cupboard; the paper of the wall had been pulled down, and there had been paper put under one of the cupboard shelves, which had been burning, but had gone out; I did not see it burning; I then missed the property - I believe the door was locked, but I broke it open as I did not get any answer. I never saw the prisoner or his wife till the 28th of May, when I was, by chance, walking along Park-lane, and saw him talking to another man - he ran down Park-lane and into a mews, where a gentleman stopped him, and he was taken to the watch-house. No person was in the room during the four days he occupied it but himself and his wife. I had lost the key out of my parlour door while he was there, which made me suspicious.

JANE JAMES . I am the wife of William James. The prisoners took our back parlour on the 10th of November, and left on the 14th, when this property was missing; my husband had put out the candle before I got into the room - the cupboard had been burning.

HENRY FOWLER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Lower George-street, Chelsea. I have a pair of sheets pawned on the 14th of November by the prisoner.

DAVID TRAIL . I am a pawnbroker. I have two blankets, and some furniture, pawned on the 14th of November.

HENRY RICHARD BUCKERIDGE . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to the office, and his wife came and asked for him, in another name; I went with a brother officer to search his lodgings - his wife followed me, and told me where the things were pawned.

Prisoner. Q. Did not my wife state that she had taken the property unknown to me, and that I was at Brighton at the time? A. No, she said no such thing.

The prisoner, in a written defence, stated that his wife had

pawned the property during his absence at Brighton, she being in distressed circumstances.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-81

1158. BETSY CABE was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 1 ring, value 2s. , the goods of William Haskins .

CHARLES ANTHONY JACKSON. I am shopman to Mr. William Haskins, jeweller , of Regent-street . On Friday evening, the 16th of June, the prisoner came in and looked at some wedding-rings, but did not like them; she asked me to get her one which I said I would in half an hour; she then looked at some other rings, and liked one very much. While I went to get them from the window she, by some means, got this ring about her person; I missed it just as she was going out of the door, saying she had no money, but would return in half an hour; I caught her by the arm - the officer came and took her, and found it on her.

EDWARD BOOTHMAN . I am a constable of St. James', Westminster. I came in and found the prisoner very penitent; she said she had to go and meet a gentleman who was to give her two guineas, and then she would come back and pay for the ring.

- CABE. My husband is a coffin-plate-maker - he works for Mr. Pontifex, in Lime-street. The prisoner is my daughter - she has been weak in her intellects ever since her childhood - she sometimes goes away without my knowledge, and sometimes takes a child to the Parks - she does not know right from wrong; I have applied to the workhouse but they would not take her.

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Judgment respited .

Reference Number: t18260622-82

1159. JOHN CLANCY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 1 table-cloth, value 2s., and a waistcoat, value 3s. the goods of Samuel Hyde .

SAMUEL HYDE. I am the third officer of the Honourable East India Company's ship Windsor. The prisoner was employed on board on the 7th of June: I saw him in my own cabin, where he had no right; I found my tablecloth and waistcoat about his person.

JOSEPH BENTLEY . I am servant to Mr. Hyde. I saw his cabin door open - I went in and saw my master and the prisoner there; I saw the property taken from the prisoner.

ALEXANDER HUGHES . I am the officer, and produce the property.(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-83

1160. EDWARD FREAKES was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 6 wooden pillars, value 5l. , the goods of William Hunter .

WILLIAM MADDAM . I am a bedstead-maker, and live in Colchester-street, Whitechapel. The prisoner came to my house with these six bedstead pillars on the 8th of June; he asked me to purchase them for 3l.; I thought they were stolen, and told him I would not have anything to do with them - he then said I should have them at my own price - I should have them for two sovereigns and two pots of beer; he left them, and said he was going somewhere else; I went and asked Mr. Partridge what to do - he said he thought they had been stolen, and the prisoner was taken.

JOHN PARTRIDGE . I am a beadle. Mr. Maddam came to me, and said the prisoner had offered him some pillars, and he thought they had been stolen, as they were worth 7l., and the prisoner had gone with another person down Church-lane - we went and took him.

THOMAS DENNIS . I am foreman to Mr. William Hunter, an upholsterer, of Finsbury-place South. These pillars are his property; they were packed up to go to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and are worth 5l.

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman asked me if I would earn half-a-crown, to carry these pillars to Bell-lane; I took them there, and waited three hours; I went to the Baker and Basket public-house - Mr. Maddam was sitting there; I told him how I had been served - he told me to bring them to his house, and he would take care of them - I did not offer them for sale.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-84

1161. MOSES JOEL and AARON MOSES were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 1 coat, value 20s. , the goods of Robert Blanshard .

ROBERT BLANSHARD. I am a surgeon , and live at Poplar . I came home on the 5th of June, and my wife said two men had taken my coat; I pursued, and saw the prisoners together, about half a mile from my house - Joel had got a bag; I asked what he had got in it - he said, in the hearing of Moses, "Nothing;" I said, "You rascal, you have got my great coat, that you stole not half an hour ago;" he said, "Your great coat" - I said Yes; I took hold of him with one hand, and the bag with the other - he slipped away; I called Stop thief! some boys joined in the cry - they turned to the right, and said, as they passed a woman, "Some man is crying out Stop thief!" they were afterwards secured, and I am confident they are the men.

JOHN CHISHAM . I saw the prisoners run by my house - my man ran out, and took hold of Moses; I was going to take hold of him, but he said, "One man is enough to hold me;" Joel was then in custody.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoners received a good character.

JOEL - GUILTY. Aged 18.

MOSES - GUILTY. Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy, on account of their characters .

Confined Three Month .

Reference Number: t18260622-85

1162. JOHN O'CONNER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , 2 watches, value 2l.; 1 eye-glass, value 2s.; 1 coat, value 15s.; 1 shirt, value 5s., and 3 snuff-boxes, value 5s. , the goods of Patrick Walker .

PATRICK WALKER. I am a bookseller , and live in Lamb's Conduit-passage . On Saturday night, the 13th of May, I slept in the same room with the prisoner - it is my own house; he boarded and lodged there for about three weeks; I went to bed about half-past eleven o'clock - he was then in bed. I was awoke in the night by hearing him getting up; I asked where he was going - he said down stairs; I went to sleep, and did not awake till the morning, about six o'clock; I then missed the articles stated in

the indictment, which had been in a drawer in the room - I had not seen them for some time, as they were keepsakes - the drawer was not locked. I saw them at Marlborough-street about a week afterwards. The prisoner is no business - he has been at sea.

JOHN DAVIS CHALDONER . I live with Mr. Joseph Farrance, in Broad-street, St. Giles'. On the 13th of May the prisoner came to look at some jackets, to which he objected; I then showed him a coat and some waistcoats, and in pulling off his coat to try them on he pulled out two watches and an eye-glass, and asked if we bought such things - I said No; he said he wished us to take his coat and the watches in exchange for the things he wanted; I said the coat was too large for him - he then said it was his father's coat; he left that and the watches, but took away the other articles.

RICHARD CRESSY . I am shopman to Mr. Fagan, a salesman. I bought two snuff-boxes of the prisoner.

THOMAS CLEMENTS . I am an officer. On Monday, the 17th of May I heard the prisoner admit to the Magistrate that he had sold a part of the property to a Mr. Parker.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-86

1163. JOHN PATTERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 2 saws, value 8s. , the goods of John Bond .

JOHN BOND. I am a carpenter . I was at work in a new house in Middleton-square , on the 18th of June - I went to dinner, and when I returned I missed my saws.

WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT . I have these two saws, which were brought to me with the prisoner.

JEREMIAH RAGAN . I was clearing out two cellars for a gentleman, and saw the prisoner coming out of the building, buttoning up his coat; I went to know what he had got, and he said nothing - I laid hold of him, and found these two saws on him - I detained him.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 50.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260622-87

1164. CHRISTOPHER SANDS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 1 telescope, value 5s. , the goods of Ann Harlow , widow .

RICHARD STORR . I am shopman to Mrs. Ann Harlow, a widow, who lives in Norton Falgate . I saw the prisoner come there on the 5th of June, about seven o'clock in the evening - he asked the price of a tortoiseshell snuff-box - I said 25s., and was going to take it out of the window; he said he thought it had not been above 4s. or 5s.; I then said I had some at 3s. - he went away, and the servant said he had taken something; I followed him, and found this telescope under his coat.

SARAH WOODMAN . I am servant to Mrs. Harlow. I was in the parlour adjoining the shop, and saw the prisoner take something off the counter; I told the shopman of it, he pursued him, and I saw this telescope taken from him.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-88

1165. WILLIAM THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 1 seal, value 10s. , the goods of Francis Nixon .

FRANCIS NIXON. I am a solicitor - my chambers are in Field-court, Gray's Inn . On Monday, the 29th of May, I found an officer there, who said he had a boy in custody, on a charge of stealing a seal of mine. I went to Marlborough-street, and the prisoner was committed. I had left the seal on my desk on the Saturday before - he had been my errand-boy about three months, and had behave exceedingly well.

WILLIAM HOWS BEARCROFT . I am a pawnbroker. - The prisoner brought this seal to pawn for 3s. - I asked where he got it - he said it was his master's, Mr. Nixon. who kept a chandler's-shop, in Fullwood's-rents; he afterwards said it was Mr. Nixon's, of Field-court.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Whipped and Discharged.

Reference Number: t18260622-89

1166. HENRY VAUGHAN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , 1 coat, value 10s. , the goods of James Courtney .

JAMES COURTNEY. I am a gardener . My master sent me with some plants to No. 42, Upper Seymour-street - I took off my coat, and left it on a table while I took the plants up stairs; I heard some alarm, and the prisoner was taken with my coat - he was quite a stranger.

EDWARD JACKSON . I saw the prisoner run up Seymour-street, and then into Bryanstone-street; he threw the coat down - I pursued him, and he was taken.(Property produced and sworn to.)

WALTER FLEMMING . I had been sent with the plants, and while we were planting them I came down, and saw the prisoner come in; he asked if that was Mr. Smith's house - I said I did not know; he then went into the hall - Courtney's coat was there; he came out with it under his arm; I pursued, and he gave a sharp turn - I cried Stop thief! and he was taken.

Prisoner's Defence. I am not the man.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260622-90

1167. CATHERINE ARMSTRONG was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , 1 book, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Mason .

THOMAS STEVENS . I am a patrol. I saw the prisoner on the 16th of May, opposite Mr. Mason's shop; she took this book from the front of the shop - I went and secured her when about ten yards off; she was rather absent, and said she had taken a little liquor.

THOMAS MASON. This book is mine - it was in front of my shop, on a shew-board.

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260622-91

1168. WILLIAM BILLINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , 12 brushes, value 30s. , the goods of Robert Walkington Crump .

FRANCIS KEYS . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner in Coppice-row, about seven o'clock in the evening of the 4th of May, carrying this basket; I asked what he had got - he looked at me for a moment, and said brushes.

which he had brought from the New-road, where a man can against him, and told him to carry them to the corner of Redcross-street, Barbican, and he would give him a shilling: I asked if he knew the man - he said he had not seen him before, but should know him again. I found these twelve brushes in the basket.

JOHN REES . I am shopman to Mr. Robert Walkington Crump, who lives in Judd-street, Brunswick-square. I know nothing of the prisoner. We had not missed the brushes, but when they were brought I knew them to be ours; we then missed them from the drawer in which they had been kept, on the top of the warehouse stairs; the shop had been entered on the night of the 3d of May, through the warehouse window; the money had been taken from the till, and these brushes from the drawer; we have some reason to believe it was done by a lad who lived with us, but we have no evidence against him.

Prisoner's Defence. On the night I was taken I was coming down Coppice-row, and I met a lad, who asked me if I could tell him where to sell a dozen brushes; I said No, and he said if I would go with him he would give me a shilling to go and sell them for him; his name was Clinton - he used to live at this gentleman's house.

WILLIAM BILLINGS . SEN. I am a coach wheelwright; the prisoner is my son. On the 3d of May he was in bed about a quarter after ten o'clock, and remained there till breakfast time next morning - he went out after breakfast.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-92

1169. JOHN CAMP was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 1 watch, value 38s. , the goods of James Harris .

ANN HARRIS . I am the daughter of James Harris, of Whitechapel-road . On the 5th of June, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I went into the back parlour - my mother said there was a man in the shop; I ran after him, and he turned up an alley - I saw him stopped - he threw away this watch; the gentleman who picked it up is not here.

THOMAS HAILES . I am a headborough. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and took the prisoner into custody - Miss Harris said he had taken this watch: he said he had been there purchasing a pair of stockings, and Miss Harris cried Stop thief! that he ran after a man, and they took him.

THOMAS WILSON . I was going along, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I went on to Green Dragon-yard; the prisoner passed me, and threw this watch down; I took it up, and gave it to a gentleman.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-93

1170. GEORGE FRY was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , 2 planes, value 8s., and 1 square, value 6s., the goods of Stephen Fryer ; 3 planes, value 7s. 6d.; 1 oil-stone, value 5s.; 1 hammer, value 2s.; 1 square, value 2s. 6d.; 2 chisels, value 1s., and 1 stock, value 3s. , the goods of Joseph Mordey Sanderson .

HENRY LARA . I am a watchman of Susannah-row, Curtain-road. On Saturday evening, the 3d of June, at a quarter before eleven o'clock, I saw the prisoner with something under his coat; I asked what he had got - he said, "My tools, to be sure;" I asked who he worked for, and he said Mr. Price; I found the tools under his coat; and as we went down the Curtain-road he said, "I will tell you the truth - the fact is I found them;" this guage was found in his hat.

JOSEPH MORDEY SANDERSON. I am a carpenter . This guage is mine, and those other tools; I had been working at a house in Finsbury-market.

MICHAEL MAULEY . I am a watchman. Lara called me to assist in taking the prisoner to the watch-house. I saw the tools found on him.

STEPHEN FRYER . I am a carpenter. I lost these planes and this square from Mr. Lyon's shop, on Saturday night, the 3d of June.

Prisoner's Defence. I came out of Hackney-road, and I kicked against these planes - I then found the guage.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-94

1171. THOMAS FRISWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , 1 plane, value 2s., the goods of William Gay ; 1 saw, value 4s., and 1 square, value 1s. , the goods of Michael Jordan .

WILLIAM GAY . I am a carpenter . On the 29th of May I was at work in the Lower-road, at an unfinished house; on my return from breakfast I saw the prisoner coming from the house, with another man, but did not know he had the tools; in about five minutes my shopmate came to work, and missed some tools, and my saw was in his basket - I followed them for about half a mile, and saw them with the tools; the prisoner had my plane under his coat; I stopped him, and called for assistance, but no one came - his companion then threw down all he had, and the prisoner pulled this trying plane out of his pocket; they both got a little way, but the prisoner was caught, and taken to the watch-house; he said he was in distress, and if I would let him go he would make me a recompense.

Cross-examined by Mr. BARRY. Q. Do you work with your own tools? A. Yes, generally. I found the house had been opened the back way; I never said all the property was found on this man.

MICHAEL JORDAN. I am a carpenter . William Gay kept his tools in my basket - I had left them all secure on Saturday night, and went at six o'clock on Monday morning to work; I put them into the next house, which was locked, while I went to breakfast, and when I came back the whole of them were gone; I saw a ladder at the back of the house. I found the basket behind the door, and these tools were taken out of it; Gay returned a few minutes before me.

THOMAS CAPE . I am an officer, and have these tools.

Prisoner's Defence. When I was first taken, by a man who appeared to be working in the roads, several persons came up, and there was a dispute whether I was the person who threw away these tools or not, and then they came and took me again.

WILLIAM GAY re-examined. He got from me, and was stopped again; he got out of my sight, but I can swear positively he is the man.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-95

1172. PATRICK FLYNN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , 1 coat, value 5l. , the goods of Joseph Reynolds .

ROBERT THURGATE . I was coachman to Mr. Joseph Reynolds. I was driving his chariot on the 11th of May, a little after eleven o'clock at night; I got down at the corner of Hart-street for about three minutes, to wait for my master - the coat was on the box, and when I got up I missed it and the whip also, but I found the whip between the horses.

GRIFFITH JONES . I am a watchman of St. Giles', and have known the prisoner some time. I saw him on the night in question in George-street, St. Giles', with a livery coat under his right arm; I pursued him, and he ran as fast as he could up George-street; a woman pushed me off the pavement, and said, "Go along Paddy" - the conductor picked up a coat similar to the one I had seen him with, in the direction in which he ran.

Cross-examined by Mr. ROBERTS. Q. How long have you known him? A. Two years. He was walking fast; the coat had yellow across the cape; he was two or three yards from me - the gas was lighted; I sprang my rattle, and he ran away - it was hanging down under his right arm; I saw his face. I do not know where the coat was picked up.

COURT. Q. Did you know the prisoner by sight? A. Yes - he was then carrying a livery coat. I have seen him frequently at all hours of the night.

WILLIAM PRICE . I am conductor of the patrol. I was coming down George-street - the watchman came from his box and sprung his rattle; I went down Currier-street, and picked up this coat. I did not see the prisoner - I took him on the 13th, in Church-lane, by the watchman's description; I asked if he knew anything about a box coat; he said No - that he had slept that night in Leg-alley, Long-acre.

JAMES HARPER . I am groom to Mr. Joseph Reynolds - this is his coat.

COURT to GRIFFITH JONES . Q. Is this the coat the prisoner was carrying? A. As far as I can judge - I believe this is the coat.(Witness for the Defence.)

MARY CARGL . I had been to the Theatre with a friend of mine, and as I was coming up Hampshire-hog-yard I saw a short stout man with a black or a blue coat, knee breeches, and white stocking; he was running, and some others after him - when every one had passed by me I saw this coat laying on the ground; I saw two patrols on the other side of the way, and I called them and gave it to them - they said, "We will find an owner for it."

COURT. Q. Where had you been? A. To the Theatre, with a young man, who had left me before I saw the coat; I live at No. 17, Church-street, St. Giles'. I think I heard a cry of Stop thief! and a watchman was running after the man, about ten or twelve yards after him. I am a stay-maker, and work for a person in High-street, Mary-le-bone. I did not see the prisoner there - he lives three or four doors from me - I do not know his number - I think it is No. 13 or 14 - I had never spoken to him. - The coat was picked up in Church-street, opposite Hampshire-hog-yard - it was about twenty or thirty yards from his door, perhaps - I think it was Price I called, and gave him the coat. I did not go before the Magistrate.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260622-96

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury,

Before Mr. Common Serjeant.

1173. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 1 handkerchief, value 7s., the goods of Josiah Bateman , from his person .

JOSIAH BATEMAN. On the 31st of May, about half-past two o'clock, I was walking along Bunhill-row , and lost my handkerchief - I felt somebody push against me; I stepped aside, but no one passed me; I then saw four men behind; I went and charged them with having my handkerchief - they all denied it, and dispersed - some crossed the street, and some went on; I then crossed after two who had gone together; I collared one of them, but as I had no proof of his having it I let him go- I then saw the prisoner go down an alley, with something in his breeches pocket; I collared him, and got him down the alley to the back of my father's premises - he gave me the handkerchief out of his pocket - he said he had picked it up; he said at first that he knew nothing about it.

WILLIAM WHALEY . I am in the employ of the prosecutor's father. I was standing at our back door, and saw him bring the prisoner in; he denied having the handkerchief, but in about two minutes he gave it up. Mr. Bateman told him he had it in his pocket, and he pulled it out.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-97

1174. JOHN HUNT was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , 4 live tame fowls, price 4s. , the property of John Fancourt .

JOHN FANCOURT. I live at the Green Man public-house, Wilsden . On the 16th of May I was alarmed about half-past two o'clock in the morning, by hearing the dog bark - I got up, and heard a noise in the hen-house; I went and found four dead fowls at the door, and the prisoner concealed in a corner - they are mine, and were alive the night before - I asked how he got there, and he made no answer. I called the officer, and gave charge of him; I showed him the fowls on the ground, and asked what he had done - he made no answer. He has lived in the parish some time, and was frequently at my house.

Prisoner. I had been drinking at his house on the day before, which was Whit Monday, and was rather tipsy. Witness. He was quite sober when he went away - he had taken four tiles off the roof and got in.

JAMES GIBBS . I found the fowls at the door, and took the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-98

1175. HANNAH JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 1 frock, value 18d. , the goods of Samuel James Wood .

THOMAS SWINTON THRESHER . I am shopman to Samuel James Wood, a pawnbroker , of St. John-street, Clerkenwell . On the 1st of June the prisoner came to our shop; I saw her unpin this frock from a waistcoat

where it hung in the shop, within two or three yards of the door; she put it under her shawl, and walked towards the door. I was rather busy - she went and stopped on the step for a companion of her's, who was at the counter - I went and took the frock from her; she said she was going to bring it to me - she did not say she had picked it up.

COURT. Q. Did you not say before the Magistrate that she said she had picked it up? A. If I said so then it must have been so.

Q. But did she or did she not say so? A. Yes - she said she picked it up; if I said so then, it was done that same afternoon, and I could not have made a mistake.

WILLIAM JOHN HERRING . I am an officer. I took the prisoner - she said she did not mean to keep it; I did not hear her say she had picked it up.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to take it up to the counter.

- JONES. I am the prisoner's brother - she is between fifteen and sixteen years of age; I have kept her from her infancy; she is not right in her senses - she was almost burned to death when she was about seven years of age.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-99

1176. MARY KAY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 10 yards of linen. value 10s., and 6 yards of printed cotton, value 6s. , the goods of Joshua Whitehead .

JOSHUA WHITEHEAD. I lived with Mr. Marsham, No. 6, Cranbourne-street - when I left there about eighteen months ago, I left some linen and cotton prints in the two pair of stairs room, which was locked up - I know this linen and cotton to be a part of that which I had left in the room, by the private mark on them. I now live in Ryder's-court.

SAMUEL STEVENS . I am a Bow-street officer. About eleven o'clock on the 17th of June, I went to Mrs. Marsham's - she was asking the prisoner for the key of her box, which she refused to give; I demanded it - she gave it to me; I then opened her box, where I found these articles - I asked how she came by them, but she made no answer. I understood she was a servant in that house.

Prisoner. I am sorry for what I have done.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-100

1177. BENJAMIN LONTON was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , 1 pair of shoes, value 4s. , the goods of John Mullins .

JOHN MULLINS. I am a labourer at the West India Docks . I was at work on board the ship Percy, on the 25th of May - I was the foreman on deck; I put my shoes in the cabin in the morning, and missed them at a quarter before four o'clock, when I was coming away - I found an old pair there, not so good as mine; the prisoner had been at work there, and left the ship a quarter before four; I went after him, and found the shoes on his feet - I had him brought back - he took my shoes off, and put on the others, which he said were his own.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. I believe your shoes fitted him very well? A. Yes; he was intoxicated - when I said "Have you got your own shoes on?" he looked down, and said "No; these are not mine;" I believe the mate had him in the cabin, and gave him some drink: he might have made a mistake.

JOHN ROEBUCK . I am a Thames Police constable. I stopped the prisoner; he said he had been on board a vessel. and taken off his own shoes and left them on deck, but when he came up he could not find his own, and he was not going to walk away bare-foot.

Cross-examined. Q. Had he not been drinking? A. He seemed as if he had been drinking strong grog - somebody might have removed his shoes and put them there again; he acknowledged these were not his.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-101

1178. JOHN GARDNER MOUNTJOY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , 24 thimbles, value 24s.; 1 watch, value 2l.; 25 gold pins, value 2l.; 5 strings of beads, value 1s.; 4 seals, value 1l.; 5 rings, value 15s.; 12 brooch tongues, value 6s.; part of 1 spoon, value 2s.; 10 pendant bows, value 2s.; 18 watch hands, value 6s.; 3 pairs of ear-rings, value 4s.; 1 watch-case, value 2s.; 1 rupee, value 2s.; 11 watch keys, value 30s., 4 shillings, and 5 sixpences , the goods of Jacob Hankins .

JACOB HANKINS. I am a watch-maker , and live at Farningham, in Kent , which is seventeen miles from London. The prisoner was in my service as a journeyman ; he came on the 11th of May; and on the 29th he came to work, and staid till about ten o'clock; when I went into the shop, where he should have been, he was gone, and I missed a watch from the board - I then went to a cupboard, and missed a box, containing the other articles, which were all safe that morning. I pursued directly - I heard he had got on the top of one of the Maidstone coaches, which puts up at the Spur inn, in the Borough; I came there, and the book-keeper gave me information; I then went to a place in Clerkenwell, where I thought it likely he would go, because there are two clock factories there, of which he had been speaking to me, and said the persons there had collected some money for him. Mr. Moore, at one of those factories, wished me to go to a house of call, which I did - the prisoner came there, not knowing I was there; I asked him how he came to treat me in that manner; he denied it, and said he had not wronged me in any respect; I sent for a police officer, but before he arrived the prisoner threw the goods on the table before me. These are the articles - I can swear to the watch, and some other articles - the whole of them were thrown on the table, except this old silver one, which had been sold in the Borough; he said they were his own property, but when he came to me he pleaded distress.

Prisoner. Q. How did I get this watch - was I not going to church, and a man met me on the way and shewed me a silver watch that was out of repair, and he wanted to exchange it for another, and did not you go up stairs and fetch this watch and give it to me? A. Yes, but that was not this watch; he knew I wanted 50s. for this; I had asked that for it in his presence; he told me he knew of a customer for it, and I said "All that you can get above two guineas shall be yours:" he took it and came back, and said the man had not got the money - he had got tipsy, and had broken the glass and hands, and it was put on the board in my shop. I had paid him on the Sa

turday evening all the wages we had agreed for - I paid him in money - I never gave him a watch, or any goods whatever, instead of money.

Q. How did I get the metal watch which I exchanged with Charley Gibson ? A. You had it of me, but you never paid me for it - but this is not that watch - I have it now in my pocket - here it is.

JOSEPH BURCH . I am shopman to Mr. Hickman, of High-street, Borough. The prisoner came, on the 29th of May, with this silver watch-case, this spoon, and this rupee coin - I bought them of him for 15s. 6d.

HENRY GILES . I keep the St. John of Jerusalem public-house - which is a house of call for clock-makers. Mr. Hankins came there about three o'clock on the 29th of May; the prisoner came in about three quarters of an hour after; I saw them talking, there was a bit of a bustle, and they sent for an officer - I saw the articles on the table.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I went to Giles' house, and found these articles on the table. I afterwards found the silver at a shop in the Borough; the prisoner had 6s. 6d. on him, a prayer-book, and some papers.

The prisoner, in a long address to the Court, stated that the prosecutor knew he was coming to town, and that the property was his own, he having given the prosecutor other goods for them.

COURT to JACOB HANKINS . Q. Did you know he was going to London on the Monday? A. No - it was a surprise to me to hear he was gone.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-102

1179. JOHN PEACHEY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 1 chair, value 8s. , the goods of Samuel Sheen .

SAMUEL SHEEN. I live in Leman-street, Goodman's-fields , and am a furnishing undertaker . I was sitting at my door at a quarter before twelve o'clock at night, on the 14th of June; I went into my parlour to light my pipe, and when I returned I missed the chair from my door - the prisoner was stopped with it, in about five minutes, at the corner of Great Alie-street, by the watchman.

Cross-examined by Mr. BARRY. Q. Had you shut up your shop? A. Yes; I do not think it was later than twelve o'clock; he was perfectly sober.

ELEANOR SHEEN . I am the prosecutor's wife. I was in Leman-street, and met the prisoner with the chair in his hand, about nine doors from our house; I went home and found a chair was missing; I told my husband where he was gone. I am certain he is the man - he had no hat on.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you stop him? A. Yes; with the watchman; he had put it down then, and was resting his elbow on it - he was sober - there was a man and woman with him, but no one sitting in the chair. He was alone when I met him.

GEORGE HEARN . I am a watchman. I was in Alie-street on the night of the 14th of June, calling the hour of twelve o'clock, when I saw the prisoner with his arm on the chair, in Little Alie-street, and hearing of Mr. Sheen losing the chair, I stopped him; Mrs. Sheen came up, and said it was hers; I took him to the watch-house - there was a man and woman alongside of him - he said he took the chair from a tall man. Mrs. Sheen said "You are the man who took the chair under your arm."

Cross-examined. Q. Did you take the other man? A. No; there was no charge against him; the prisoner complained, in going to the watch-house, that he had lost his hat - first he said in a row, and then he said he had lost it in Rupert-street - he then said he had left it at home - he did not seem at all tipsy.

RICHARD PLUNKET . I am watch-house-keeper. The prisoner was brought to me with the chair - he did not appear to be drunk - when I went to him in the morning, he said "I am not drunk now - I can answer for myself."

Cross-examined. Q. Did you ask him any questions the night before? A. No; I do not know what he meant by the expression.

Prisoner's Defence. I was very much intoxicated, and do not know any thing of it.

JURY to SAMUEL SHEEN. Q. Was the street light or dark? Q. Quite light - he could not have stumbled over the chair - it was beside the step, and before the shop window - the pavement is seven or eight feet wide.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-103

1180. ELLEN ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , 1 basket, value 3s. , the goods of Henry Lanford .

JOHN FERGUSON . I was in the employ of Mr. Henry Lanford, of Wardour-street, a basket-maker . On the 3d of May, about three o'clock, I was under the Pantheon , where my master has goods for sale; the prisoner came and took up a basket, crossed over, and went down Winslow-street. Mr. Ball took her. She did not appear to be in liquor.

WILLIAM BALL . I am a patrol. I was on duty when this lad came and said a woman had taken a basket - I saw the prisoner going up Winslow-street, at a smart pace: I went and stopped her forty or fifty yards from the Pantheon. She said, at first, that she had bought it - she did not appear to be at all in liquor.

Prisoner's Defence. When I got to prison I was quite disfigured with the blows I had - I was very tipsy - I fell over this basket, and hurt my face - I took the basket from the door.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260622-104

1181. JOHN SALMON and JOHN DOUGLASS were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , 1 jelly-glass and stand, value 6d.; 1 table-cover, value 2d.; 6 prints, value 1d.: 2 yards of drugget, value 1d., and 1 garden-stool value 1s., the goods of Mary Judith Chapman ; 2 books, value 1s., the goods of Elizabeth Chapman , spinster; and, 3 brushes, value 6d.; 2 bags, value 6d., and half a peck of barley, value 6d. , the goods of Catherine Brooksbank .

CHARLES SIDNEY . I live at No. 6, Wilmington-place, Spa-fields - I am a messenger to the Commissioners of Bankrupts; I was in possession at No. 18, Acton-place, Kingsland-road . On the 14th of June I was disturbed about one o'clock in the morning by a noise at the back

premises; I went to bed again and then was alarmed by the ringing of the kitchen bell; I looked out of the window and saw no one - I went to bed again, and was again disturbed by hearing some one jump - I got up, opened the window, and saw the two prisoners - I said "You thieves, what do you want there," and shewed my blunderbuss - they pulled the gate open and ran away; I put down the blunderbuss and took the rattle; I left my wife to watch them from the window, put on my clothes, and went out; I heard they were taken, went to the watch-house, and found them there.

ELIZABETH CHAPMAN . I live at No. 19, Acton-place, Kingsland-road. This jelly-glass and the leather cover, belong to Mary Judith Chapman, my mother; these books are mine - they were all safe on Tuesday night, the 13th of June, in a summer-house at the back of our premises- I had been there late in the evening and seen them safe.

THOMAS OLIVER . I am servant to Mrs. Catherine Brooksbank, who lives at No. 17, Acton-place. These brushes are hers - I had used them on the 13th of June, in the evening - they were kept in a stable, and I missed them on Wednesday morning, the 14th of June, with two bags and part of a peck of barley.

SARAH SIDNEY . I am the wife of Charles Sidney. I looked out at the window at No. 18, Acton-place, and kept sight of the prisoners till they were taken.

GEORGE MORRIS . I am a watchman. About three o'clock in the morning in question, I heard the cry of Stop thief! from the fields that lead to New Haggerston; I saw Douglas coming as fast as he could across those fields: I ran, and did not lose sight of him till he was taken - I took him to the watch-house - I found this fluted cut glass close to where he was taken.

THOMAS FISHER . I live in Chapel-street, Curtain-road. I was at work at Haggerston gas-works on the night of the 13th of June, and at three o'clock in the morning I came out and saw the two prisoners running across the fields - I followed, and stopped Douglas.

WILLIAM HAYES . I live in Plough-street, Whitechapel. I was with Fisher when the prisoners were taken - I saw them taken to the watch-house.

JOHN HOSKINS . I am a watchman. About three o'clock in the morning of the 14th of June, I heard a rattle - I ran in the direction of the noise, to Acton-place, and saw the two prisoners running from there; I pursued and did not lose sight of them; I took them to the watch-house - I took this stool from the field over which they had run - I did not see it dropped - I found it in a minute or two after they had passed.

JANE COWELL . I am servant to Mrs. Chapman. I know these brushes and this handkerchief to be her's - I found them in the field at the back of the garden - a short distance from my mistress' house - they had run in that direction to get over a ditch into a potatoe field.

WILLIAM MORETON . I am inspector of the watch. I heard of some bad characters being about the fields, and gave information to the watchmen of it. I found several articles in the potatoe field at the back of Acton-place - nearer to the watch-house than No. 18.

MICHAEL MANLY . I am a watchman. About three o'clock on the morning of the 14th of June, I saw the two prisoners at the watch-house - I put them into the lockup room, and after they had been there I found this piece of drugget - I asked them about it and they denied it, but no other person could have put it there, when I put them in.

WILLIAM THOMAS . I was officer of the night, and I produce the property which was found.

COURT to ELIZABETH CHAPMAN . Q. Do you know this stool? A. Yes, it was on my mother's premises - I had sat upon it the evening before - this drugget is my mother's.

SALMON's Defence. We had been to Sadler's Wells, and were too late to go home.

DOUGLAS' Defence. When we came to the Rosemary-branch public-house, being rather in liquor, we laid down and went to sleep - the watchman came and awoke us - he told us to go home - we went across the field and saw the garden gate open - while we were there the gentleman looked out of the window.

SALMON - GUILTY . Aged 18.

DOUGLASS - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-105

SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, JUNE 23.

Middlesex Cases - Fourth Jury.

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1182. TIMOTHY SHERMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of William Walker , from his person .

WILLIAM WALKER. I am a solicitor's clerk , and live in Chancery-lane. I was at the end of Russell-court on Sunday, the 14th of May, and as I was turning into Brydges-street , I felt a push against me, turned round, and saw the prisoner near me - I felt in my pocket, my handkerchief was gone - I called Stop thief! he set off running - a man stopped him, but he got away - he was afterwards taken in Drury-lane, and pulled my handkerchief out himself.

Cross-examined by Mr. ROBERTS. Q. Are you quite certain of his person? A. Yes; there were many persons running, but he was taken before scarcely any one was running.

EDWARD BOWLER . I took the prisoner; he gave this handkerchief out of his waistcoat pocket to Mr. Walker, and wished to get away. I knew nothing of him previously to this.(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Whipped and Discharged.

Reference Number: t18260622-106

1183. JAMES WORBISS was indicted for, that he, on the 23d of May , feloniously did enter the enclosed ground of Adolphus Pugh Johnson , at Hendon, about twelve o'clock at night, and spoil and carry away 11 plants, value 11s., there growing and standing .

JOHN SMITH . I am a police officer. I met the prisoner between twelve and one o'clock at night, on the 24th of May, near the Swan public-house, at Gold's-green, with a

large bunch of flowers in his hand - I asked what he had got - he said a nosegay - I asked how he got it - he said' Squire Byng's gardener had given it to him. I took him into custody, and was conveying him to the lock-up house - he had got a bag under his arm with some apricots and peaches in it, and, as he went along he opened the bag, and was dropping them; I returned and picked them up- I went the next morning to Mr. Byng's gardener to inquire if the flowers came from there - he said he had not such plants in his possession; the next morning I found they belonged to Mr. Johnson.

ADOLPHUS PUGH JOHNSON. I live at Hendon. I have a garden which is enclosed - I missed the flowers in the morning of the 24th of May - they were all safe the evening before, growing in the enclosed ground - they are American plants, but not of much value.

JAMES JOHNSON . I am gardener to Mr. Johnson. These plants were his - I saw them safe on the evening of the 23d of May - they were growing in the ground, and I watered them - I did not miss them till the officer brought them - I have had them in my possession ever since, and can swear to them as being my master's; I should think they are worth about 7s. - we lost no fruit - I had never seen the prisoner before. The plants are quite destroyed.

JAMES TOW . I am a constable. I saw the prisoner, about eleven o'clock in the evening of the robbery, go out of the Bell public-house, with a companion, as they would not let them stay there any longer: I was about to pursue them, to see what their intentions were, but I happened to meet a person who spoke to me on other business, which prevented me. I had seen them begging in the afternoon in the neighbourhood; the patrol called me up between twelve and one o'clock, to take the prisoner; he had this knife, which has still the marks of having cut the flowers. I put him into the cage; we found about a peck and a half of fruit in the morning - we made inquiries, and found it belonged to a Miss Waddy.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming home through Hampstead and met a man who had worked for 'Squire Byng - he had a bunch of flowers, and gave me some - when I parted from him I saw a bit of a bag in the road - I took it up.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-107

1184. SUSAN THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , 20 yards of printed cotton, value 16s. , the goods of Charles Brooks and Thomas Brooks .

BENJAMIN WALTERS . I am shopman to Messrs. Charles and Thomas Brooks, linen-drapers , of Duke-street, Manchester-square . The prisoner came to our shop on the 6th of June, with two other persons, one of whom wanted a remnant of cotton, and the other to match some furniture - the prisoner did not ask for any thing - I took some goods to show them, and missed something from the counter, but I could not see what - I turned round and saw the prisoner going out - I told Mr. Charles Brooks she had something in her apron - he stopped her, and we asked how she got it - she said in Holborn, but she could not say where - that she had a bill but had lost it - Mr. Brooks took this print from her - it has our private mark on it, and had laid on the counter near where she stood - I had seen it about five minutes before.

JOSEPH CARTER . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 43.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-108

1185. JOHN SPRANGE was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 12 pairs of braces, value 4s. , the goods of John Longstaff .

WILLIAM BILEY . I live in Newport-street. I know Mr. John Longstaff - he is a haberdasher . On the 27th of May, about nine o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner near his shop - he stood there two or three minutes, and then took a bundle of braces, which hung inside the door - he ran to the corner of Cranbourn-alley - I pursued and did not lose sight of him - I saw him taken - he dropped them in Ryder's-court.

RICHARD SIMMONS . I saw a person running down Ryders'-court, closely followed by Biley; he dropped a parcel of braces, which I took up.

JOSHUA IVORY . I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge by Biley.

JOHN LONGSTAFF . I keep this shop in Little Newport-street. I found the prisoner at the watch-house - these braces are mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I heard the cry of Stop thief! I ran and a person rushed against me, and nearly knocked me down, as I was going through a court; I was taken - there was another young man they wanted to take with me.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-109

1186. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , 1 basket, value 6d., and 14 live tame ducks, value 20s. , the property of John Banthall .

MR. CRESWELL conducted the prosecution.

JACOB DIDDAMS . I am in the service of John Banthall, who lives at Willesden . On the night of the 9th of June I locked up twenty-four ducks, close to the house, and next morning, about half-past four o'clock, I got up to let them out; I saw six tiles had been taken off the out-house, and missed fourteen ducks, and this basket; I told my fellow servants of it; I saw the ducks on the Monday following, and the basket with them - they were then dead, and some of them were picked; I could swear to two of them, and know the basket well.

WILLIAM WALKER . I am a watchman. On Saturday morning, the 10th of June, I met the prisoner between Primrose-hill and the Regent's-park, near Camden-town; he had this basket on his shoulder - the blood was running out of it; I asked what he had got - he said nothing - I took him to the watch-house - the keeper found fourteen ducks in the basket, quite warm - they appeared just killed - some of them were picked.

TIMOTHY BYRCHMORE . I am watch-house-keeper of St. Pancras. The prisoner was brought to me with this basket and ducks, about six o'clock in the morning; I looked into the basket and found the ducks, which had been

partly picked; two of them were not picked at all; I told him I was going down to Marlborough-street, with some prisoners - the prisoner then said, he was going along and two men asked him if he would earn half-a-crown, and they gave him the basket to carry to the Black Horse public-house, Tottenham-court-road; I went to that house and asked if they expected a person to bring a basket of poultry - they said they did not; I then had some bills printed, and this gentleman came and owned them.

Prisoner's Defence. I was hired to carry them to Tottenham-court-road for half-a-crown.

GUILTY . Aged 56.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260622-110

1187. JOHN SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , 16lbs. weight of pewter, value 6s. , the goods of Robert Grimes and Benjamin Charles Grimes .

JOHN GRIMES . I am a pewterer, in the employ of Robert Grimes and Benjamin Charles Grimes - they live in Osborne-street, Whitechapel . On the 2d of June the prisoner was at work there as a bricklayer's labourer - the premises had been under repair for two months. About six o'clock in the evening I saw a coat lay on some bricks - I took it up, and saw two pieces of pewter under it; I went into the counting-house, and made a hole through the wainscot, that I might see what he did; the prisoner came several times, and took some bricks - he removed his coat each time, and removed the pewter with it; he then came and took the coat, and wrapped the pewter in it, put it under his arm, and went out; I followed, and said, "What have you got here?" he said, "A small piece of lead." I found the two pieces of pewter in it - it was wrapped inside the coat; he had got two doors from the house.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. Have you any mark upon the property? A. No; but I know it by the shape and size of it. I have been told he has four children.

WILLIAM HALL . I was sent for to take the prisoner.

The prisoner received an excellent character.

GUILTY. Aged 45.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-111

1188. EDWARD TAYLOR and WILLIAM MANNING FRANSHAM were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 1 ham, value 1s. , the goods of William Budding .

WILLIAM BUDDING. I live in Little Simeon-street . I was called down on Friday morning, the 16th of June, and heard that some persons had taken a ham from me - I went in pursuit of them, and found Taylor standing in Pugh's-row; Fransham came up soon afterwards, and they were taken, with the assistance of the constable. - The ham had been left with me, and was my property. I had not seen the prisoners about.

MARY ANN HARRIS . I live at No. 7, near Mr. Budding's. On the 16th of June I saw the two prisoners coming up Little Simeon-street together - Fransham came out of the bake-house with the ham; Taylor was close by, waiting for him, and looking into the bake-house; they joined company together, and went away with the ham - I have not seen it since; they were taken about half-past seven o'clock that morning.

ANN ROWLAND . I am a bonnet-maker, and live opposite Mr. Budding's side door. I saw the two prisoners go down the street on this morning, and then return; Fransham went into the house, and then came out with a ham, partly covered over with his coat - the other was waiting for him; they then went round the corner together - before I could get over Francham was off; the other was waiting at the top of the street. I have no doubt of their persons.

GEORGE SPENCE . I am an officer, and took them into custody. The ham has not been found.

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 22.

FRANSHAM - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-112

1189. BENJAMIN ANTHONY BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April, 1824 , 40 sovereigns , the monies of our Lord the King .

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

MR. ROBERTS conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS RICKFORD . I am steward of the General Penitentiary, at Millbank. The prisoner was a turnkey there, and acted as guard on board the Dromedary, at Woolwich, when the prisoners were removed there - he was so on the 10th of April, 1824; he came up to me that day, in a boat, from Woolwich, with David Phillips, who was in the same situation; as the prisoner was going back in the boat I gave him forty sovereigns, to take to Mr. Henry Dupleix, steward of the female convict ship, the Narcissus, laying at Woolwich, who had written to me for money to pay the disbursements; I never sent any money by him before. I believe I gave it to him about twelve o'clock at noon - I am not positive as to the time. I never saw him again till he was apprehended; he was not at all under my control - he was under the Governor. I have never seen the money since.

COURT. Q. Was it in the course of his duty to deliver this money, or was he intrusted as a common stranger? - A. No; I intrusted him as being an officer of the establishment.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. Had Mr. Dupleix written by him? A. No - I received the letter three or four days before. The prisoner did not apply to me for the money; he had been up the day before, and I told him I should send it down the next day by him; I gave it to him as a ready mode of conveying it to Mr. Dupleix - I told him it was for Mr. Dupleix, of the Narcissus; I did not mention for what purpose - he was aware it belonged to the establishment; I did not tell him it was for any particular purpose. He had nothing to do with the Narcissus - he was a guard officer on board the Dromedary. I have frequently sent money by officers before, but not by the prisoner.

Mr. ROBERTS. Q. Was the money openly given? A. Yes - I counted it into his hand.

COURT. Q. Is this public money belonging to the establishment? A. Yes - it is granted by Act of Parliament.

HENRY DUPLEIX . I am steward of the Narcissus, at Woolwich. It was my business to provide necessaries of different sorts; I sent to Mr. Rickford for some money for

the use of the establishment, a few days before the 10th of April, 1824 - it was public money; I expected the money, but the prisoner was not sent for it; he went for necessaries for the ship - he came back, but did not come on board my vessel. I have not seen him since.

Cross-examined. Q. He had nothing to do with the Narcissus? A. No; I did not expect the money by him particularly.

DAVID PHILLIPS . I was employed by the Penitentiary on board the Dromedary, in the same situation as the prisoner. On the 10th of April, 1824, I went with him to the Penitentiary - it was a very wet day, and we went into a public-house to dry ourselves - I did not go with him to Mr. Rickford; I waited for him about half an hour - when he came out he said to me, "David, I have got 40l." - it was in his hand, in brown paper; I did not see the money, but I saw the paper; he said he had to take it to the steward of the Narcissus, for Mr. Rickford; we went on board the boat together between four and five o'clock, I believe, or it might be after five; when we arrived at the Dromedary we delivered up our baggage that we had in the boat, and went down into the ward-room - the prisoner said to me, "Now, David, I will wash and put on a clean shirt," which he did before me; it had been a very wet day; he then asked the steward's leave to go on shore, with his dog, for an hour, as he said there was a gentleman coming down from town to buy it; the boat went on shore at eight o'clock, to bring all hands on board, but they could not find him. I never saw him afterwards till now. I mentioned to the steward that he had received the money to take to Mr. Dupleix - I did not see him take it on shore.

Cross-examined. Q. What he did with the money you do not know? A. No. It is customary when persons go on shore to ask leave; he had a French dog with him.

Prisoner's Defence. When I obtained leave to go on shore I got into improper company, and was robbed of the money - I made my way to town to get my friends to make it up.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-113

1190. GEORGE NELSON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , 1 coat, value 2l. , the goods of Thomas Harman .

THE REVEREND THOMAS HARMAN. I am a clergyman . On the evening of the 24th of May I was driving down Regent-street - a carriage passed me, and a person in it called to me that my carriage had been robbed; I found the back apron had been cut, and this coat taken away - the prisoner was taken with it.

GEORGE SAUNDERS . On the evening of the 24th of May I saw the prisoner standing on the hind spring of Mr. Harman's carriage, and take the coat out - he jumped down - I went and took him, and held him till a person came.

WILLIAM SILLITOE . I was walking down the street, and saw the prisoner behind the pheaton - I saw Saunders take hold of him - he knocked off his hat, and then got away; I went up with some other persons, and said,"Gentlemen, you don't mean to let this thief go?" the prisoner said to me, "You b-r, what do you mean," and struck me in the eye - I have the mark of it now. I held him till the officer came up.

WILLIAM CRAIG . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been drinking with a friend which caused me to commit this rash act.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-114

1191. THOMAS THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 1 reticule, value 10s.; 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; 1 purse, value 6d.; 6 shillings, and 2 sixpences , the property of Isaac Darby .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-115

1192. JANE TOMS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , 1 live tame fowl, price 2s. , the property of Thomas Starr .

JOHN GOULDBY . I live opposite Thomas Starr, in Bold-court, Shoreditch . On the 28th of May, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner come into the court; she seemed tipsy, and went into the place where the fowls were roosting - she fell down two or three times - I then saw her pass my door with a fowl in her hand - it was day-light, and the people were about so I did not mention it.

THOMAS STARR . I was called up between seven and eight o'clock that Sunday morning, and missed one of my fowls; I saw it again at the office. The prisoner is a neighbour of mine, and goes out to work.

BENJAMIN BEAVIS . I am an officer. Starr told me the prisoner had robbed him of a fowl; I saw her in a gin-shop, very drunk, and took her into custody - the next morning her sister brought her some breakfast, and asked her what she had done with it - she said she had sold it for 9d., near the brewhouse in Brick-lane - I went there and got it - this is it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I am sorry for it.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined Seven Days .

Reference Number: t18260622-116

1193. HENRY WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , 3 pairs of trousers, value 7s.; 2 pairs of shoes, value 9s.; 4 shirts, value 12s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 4s.; 1 gown, value 2s.; 2 aprons, value 1s., and 1 jacket, value 3s. , the goods of James O'Conner .

MARY O'CONNER . I am the wife of James O'Conner; we live in Kensington-gore . On the 5th of June the prisoner came to my house with an acquaintance of mine, and said they were out of work, but had got a job to go to the next day - they sat there about an hour and a half, and then went away; next day the prisoner came twice in the forenoon, and once in the afternoon, alone; I was coming home at 3 o'clock, and saw him coming out of my house with a bundle; I followed him, but could not get anybody to stop him, it being Election time. These articles were in the drawers in my room.

JAMES O'CONNER. I took the prisoner on the 8th of June - I had been looking for him.

JAMES GIBBS . I am an officer. I received informa

tion, and the prisoner was brought up by Alcock, the beadle; I got the duplicates of the property from him, but he is not here.

EDWIN SOAMES . I am a pawnbroker. I have two pairs of trousers and one jacket, pawned by a person, in the name of John Lynch. I cannot say it was the prisoner.

WILLIAM PACKER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Oxford-street. I have a gown and handkerchief - the handkerchief was pawned by Lynch.

CATHERINE LYNCH . I keep a room - the prisoner lodged with me. I pawned a handkerchief like this for him, for 3s. - I gave him the ticket and the money.

Prisoner. Q. Who pawned the gown? A. You gave me the handkerchief, but not the gown.

DENNIS O'CONNER . I am the prosecutor's son. The prisoner came to our house on Monday, the 5th of June, and then he came on Tuesday three times - and the last time he sent me to go and meet my mother at Kensington, who he said had got a bundle - I went, and could not find her; when I came back I saw my mother, and asked if she had seen the man, which she had not; upon looking into the drawers they were empty.

Prisoner's Defence. The young man said to me, "We will go and look for work" - we went to the prosecutor's house; he said next day, "I have got a job to go to Kensington." I have not been there since.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-117

1194. JANE WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , 1 gown, value 8s. , the goods of William Jones .

WILLIAM JONES. I am a pawnbroker , and live in Tothill-street, Westminster . On the 10th of June the prisoner came to ask me to value a glass, which she had in her hand - this gown was hanging in my shop; after she was gone I missed it - I pursued, and found it in a basket under her cloak.

Prisoner. I went in to ask if he had a glass to match this one; I came out, and a woman threw the gown into a basket, which I had in my hand.

WILLIAM HILL . I was in Tothill-street on the 10th of June; I looked into Mr. Jones' shop, and saw the prisoner unpin the gown, and take it away with her.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-118

1195. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , 1 frock, value 12s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 12s.; 1 pair of braces, value 6d., and 1 knife, value 2d. , the goods of Dennis Cocklin .

DENNIS COCKLIN. I am a blacksmith , and lodge in Falmouth-street, Shadwell - the prisoner lodged in the same room. This property hung on a line on the bedpost; I saw them safe on Friday morning, the 26th of May - the prisoner was in bed then; I missed them in the evening. I went out the next morning to look for the prisoner.

JOHN BRADY . On Thursday, the 1st of June, I saw a number of people opposite the Sun Fire-office; I went over, and saw the prisoner in custody of a woman, who said he had stolen some clothes - I asked him what he had done with them - he said he had sold them, but could not tell to whom, nor where - that he had pawned the clothes, and sold the duplicates; I searched him, and found these two knives - he said they were his own, but in taking him to the Mansion House he said this small knife was taken from the trousers pocket.

DENNIS COCKLIN . This knife is mine - it was in one of the pockets of the trousers.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been in great distress for six or seven months.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-119

1196. THOMAS COWEN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , 1 watch, value 30s. , the goods of Thomas Lewis , his master.

THOMAS LEWIS. I live in Sidney-street, Islington . - The prisoner was in my employ for many years; I had a watch on my kitchen-dresser - he and I went through the kitchen; I then sent him out with a basket, and soon afterwards I missed the watch; next morning I went down to his house - he was in bed, but did not come down to me; I gave charge of him when he came to work - the duplicate was found in his box.

WILLIAM LACK . I am an officer. I took the prisoner on the 3d of June - I searched his box, and found this duplicate; this is the watch - he did not say how he got it.

JOHN MORGAN JONES . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Middleton-street, Spa-fields. I have a watch, pawned on the 2d of June - this duplicate is my own writing; it was not pawned by the prisoner.

MARY LEWIS . I am the prosecutor's wife. This watch was safe in the kitchen on the 2d of June; I remember the prisoner being there, and then I missed it; no other person had been there; he has worked for my husband five or six years, and I never found anything deficient before; I have intrusted him with every thing.

GUILTY. Aged 40.

Recommended to Mercy on account of his character .

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-120

1197. HENRY HEATH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , 7lbs. weight of mutton, value 4s. , the goods of Edmund Collingwood .

EDMUND COLLINGWOOD. I am a butcher , and live in Lamb's Conduit-street. The prisoner has been in my employ two years and a half - he was employed to carry out meat. On the 17th of May my wife was at the books, and took in the orders; she told me she was satisfied the prisoner had taken a loin of mutton, and put it into his tray - we let him load his tray, and as he went out I called him back, and asked him to account for the meat he had in it; I called over two or three joints, and then we found a loin of mutton, which was not chopped, nor the fat cut off - there was one other loin of mutton, which was in his orders; he seemed much confused, and I said to him "This is the way you have been robbing me ever since you have been here - you shall go to Hatton-garden" - he said, "I hope you are not going to hurt me" - he went out backwards; I thought he might have got away, and went after him - I found him in the privy; he went down stairs - I called him, and he went very reluctantly with me to go to Hatton-garden; when we got to John-street he said

"I shall not go any further - I have to call on some one;" I said, "You can't go now;" he then set off, and ran as fast as he could - I had the mutton under my arm, but after a long time I collared him - he begged me to let him go.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. How many men do you keep? A. Five or six; there might be two or three customers in the shop, but none of my men; I have two customers (a Mr. Good and a Mr. Thwaites), who do not have the fat cut off their meat, but they have it jointed. The prisoner did not go their way.

SUSANNAH COLLINGWOOD . I have heard the statement my husband has given - it is quite correct.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor knows that a person of the name of Gold always has his meat without being chopped. I did not know of its being there; I told my master first that it was a mistake, and I did not know how it got there. It is the rule when we go out and take orders to take a joint or two, and put them into the tray, and then we weigh the orders.

HENRY DOSSITER . I have been two years and a half in the prosecutor's employ. I do not know any customer who takes meat without being chopped; but I have one, Mr. Thwaites, who has it with the fat on; I did not put this meat into the prisoner's tray. No butcher would think of sending out a loin of mutton uncut.

JURY to MRS. COLLINGWOOD. Q. Did you see him put it into the tray? A. Yes - I saw him put it in; I have his order-book here - here is one loin of mutton ordered for a Mr. Benbow, of Mecklenburgh-square - that was cut and jointed, and was on the top of the tray.

COURT. Q. Had you any suspicion of the prisoner? A. Yes. When he came in the took this mutton and put it into his tray, and then weighed the other meat, and put upon it; we never send out meat without being weighed and booked. They weigh their own trays - he weighed the other meat, but not this.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-121

1198. WILLIAM KENDAL was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , 6lbs. weight of paper, value 2s. , the goods of John Lewis Cox and Thomas Baylis , his masters.

Mr. CRESWELL conducted the prosecution.

JOHN LEWIS COX. I am a printer , and am in partnership with Thomas Baylis - we live in Great Queen-street. The prisoner had been in our employ about twelve months, as a weekly servant ; he was taken into custody through the means of Isaac Coley; he was allowed 25s. a week, as under-warehouseman; I had a very high opinion of him, and I believe this was done through distress.

ISAAC COLEY . I am in the prosecutors' employ. I was in Drake-street, Red Lion-square, on the 19th or 20th of May, and saw, in the shop window of Mr. Cormack, some paper, which I knew to have been printed at my masters' office. I told my masters what I had seen, and then went to Mr. Geary's, where I saw some more of it; Mr. Cox brought an officer to the printing-office, and the prisoner was pointed out by Winter, as the person who sold it.

ROBERT WINTER . I am servant to Mr. Geary, a cheesemonger, who lives in Broad-street, St. Giles'. The prisoner has been to our shop to sell waste-paper; I cannot tell exactly when I saw him there; I cannot say that this is the paper he sold.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-122

1199. JOHN TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , 3ozs. weight of silk, value 6s. , the goods of Andrew Sodo , his master.

ANDREW SODO. I am a silk dyer , and live in Cleveland-street, Mile-end-road . The prisoner had been in my employ fifteen months. On the 23d of May he was skeining some silk; I was in the counting-house watching him while he was in the skeining-room, and saw him put some skeins into his pocket - he went to breakfast - I called him back, and asked what he had got in his pocket - he said nothing; I told him to put his hand into his pocket: he did so, and pulled out one skein of silk; I then put in my hand, and pulled out another. I sent for an officer, and the prisoner said I had better not prosecute him, as it would be only losing time. The whole of the silk is worth about 6s.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. Have you any partner? A. No; I can swear to this silk by its being dyed by a particular process.

JOHN LUND . I am a journeyman to Mr. Sodo. I saw the prisoner put one of these skeins into his pocket - I told my master - he went into the counting-house and saw him put another skein in.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you go before the Magistrate? A. Yes; the prisoner there stated he had done it through distress; I have known him about twelve months, during the time he has been there at work.

Prisoner's Defence (written). The silk I was found in possession of is two knots, which form the minor part of skeins, and, having two particular colours to knot up, I had, as is very common with workmen, placed them in my pocket just before breakfast time, to be knotted when I returned.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-123

1200. SARAH BANBURY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , 2 pillows, value 4s., the goods of Wolfe Jacobs , in a lodging-room .

SARAH JACOBS . I am the wife of Wolfe Jacobs - we live in Great Saffron-street . The prisoner hired my upper back room, furnished, the beginning of May, at 4s. a week; she remained there between two and three weeks. but never paid any money; she went out in the middle of a week, and said she would call in three quarters of an hour, and pay me, but she did not return; I went up, and missed the two pillows from the bed.

SOPHIA MATTHEWSON . The prisoner came to me on the 22d of May, and asked me to pawn these pillows for her, which I did, at Mr. Peachey's: I gave her the money - she said she wanted to make up a week's rent. to give to her landlady, and she was to come the next morning to take the duplicate, and get them out again: she said they were her own, and she was married again.

WILLIAM HENRY BAYFIELD . I am in the service of Mr. Peachey, a pawnbroker. I took in these pillows, for 3s., from Matthewson.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress. I did not do it with an intention to rob Mr. Jacobs - I had every reason to believe I should have them out on Saturday.

GUILTY . Aged 47.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-124

1201. MARTHA BLAKE was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , 1 watch, value 40s.; 2 seals, value 1l.; 1 watch-chain, value 17s.; 1 watch-key, value 3s.; 1 pencil-case, value 1s.; 1 tooth-pick, value 1s.; 1 knife, value 2d.; 1 coat, value 10s.: 1 waistcoat, value 3s., and 1 pair of trousers, value 7s., the goods of William Smith , from his person .

WILLIAM SMITH. I am a carpenter, and am single . I fell in with the prisoner on the 13th of May, between nine and ten o'clock at night, as I was going home, in Well-street, East Smithfield - I had never seen her before; she accosted me, and I went with her to a house in Blue Anchor-yard ; I took off my clothes, and went to bed with her; a person came into the room, and blew the light out; the prisoner then jumped up, took up my watch, and ran out of the house; I pursued her, and took it out of her hand- the other woman took away my coat, waistcoat, and trousers. I have no doubt but a woman, the prisoner was whispering to when I first saw her, was the woman who took my clothes; the prisoner had her clothes on. I had had a share of a pot of porter; I had not given her any money, nor bargained to give her any - I had a little in my pocket; I had not been in bed three minutes.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I received information of the robbery, and took the prisoner into custody, in Blue Anchor-yard (a very bad place) - she told me who the girl was who blew the candle out, and I could have taken her, but the prosecutor could not swear to her; I searched round at the pawnbroker's, but could not find the clothes.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor has said a great many false things.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-125

1202. GEORGE BOWNESS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of February , 1 coat, value 4s.; 1 pair of breeches, value 3s., and 1 waistcoat, value 3s. , the goods of William Sandell Angell .

WILLIAM SANDELL ANGELL. I had a servant named John Bruce, who went away with a suit of livery, which was afterwards found in possession of the prisoner.

JOHN BRUCE . I was groom to Mr. Angell on the 10th of February - I continued there only five days; I then went away with the livery on my back; I had no other clothes to go in; I sent them back to my master by the prisoner - I gave them to him at the bottom of a field, two or three hundred yards from Mr. Angell's, but they have never been received. I have known him a long time.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-126

1203. WILLIAM CHIPPS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , 1 crown, and 1 sixpence , the monies of Dennis Dockry .

DENNIS DOCKRY. I live in Buckeridge-street, St. Giles' - the prisoner slept in the same bed with me. On the 19th of May, when I went to bed, I took off my clothes, and this money was in my pocket; he got up next morning about half-past five o'clock, and when I got up my money was gone from my pocket; I saw him about half-past seven or eight o'clock that morning, at his mother's; I asked him if he was not ashamed to take the money from a poor boy like me - he seemed astonished, and swore a great many oaths that he did not know any thing about it; he came to his lodgings soon afterwards, and I sent for a constable, who felt his pockets, but could not find it; when he was gone people advised me to go for him again, and when he came I stripped him, and half-a-crown was found in his shirt tail, which he said he had saved up to buy his Sunday dinner; at last he owned it was mine, and that he had paid 2s. at a public-house - he said if I would wait till Monday he would pay me the rest.

PHILIP RILEY . I am an officer. I was sent for; this half-crown was found on the prisoner; I took him to the watch-house, and asked him where the purse was that the money had been in; he said he had thrown it away at the corner of George-street; I happened to be there about an hour afterwards, and looked down an area, where I found this bag, in which the money had been; he said he had paid away part of the money at a public-house in Little Newport-street.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-127

1204. ANN DAVIS and MARY JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , 1 watch, value 2l.; 2 seals, value 2s., and 1 watch key, value 2d., the goods of John Morris , from his person .

JOHN MORRIS. I am a bookseller , and live in Bishopsgate-street. On the 13th of May, I had been with a few friends who detained me till nearly three o'clock in the morning; I met the two prisoners in Whitechapel , who asked me for something to drink; I was not in liquor but had been drinking - we went to a house which was shut up, and as we were returning I stopped for a moment - one of them returned, and I missed my watch; I accused them with it, but they got away; I supposed they had been throwing it down a water-but which stood there - I tried to get it out but could not; I pursued them for some time, when I returned and saw them again at the water-but; I took hold of them - they tried to get away, and Jones bit my hand, to make me let Davis go; I called the watchman, who came and took them.

JOHN PARTRIDGE . I am an officer. The prisoners were brought to the watch-house, and the prosecutor said he made no doubt that the watch was in the water-butt; I went and got some watchmen and found it there; the prosecutor had been at the watch-house about ten minutes before, when he wanted me to take charge of a person who had offended him - I told him he had better go home about his business - he was intoxicated.

RICHARD HANDS . I was the watchman of the beat. I was called at three o'clock - I ran down the yard, and found the two prisoners at the water-butt - they were taken to the watch-house, and this watch was found in the butt.(Property produced and sworn to.)

DAVIS' Defence. I was going along Whitechapel, and heard the cry - I went towards the place and saw a female running from there - I crossed over, and the prosecutor

had hold of Jones; I asked what he wanted with her, and then he caught hold of me, and said I was the other.

JONEs' Defence. I was coming along and he laid hold of me, and said I had robbed him of his watch; he took hold of my throat, and said he would strangle me - Davis then came and he said she was the other.

DAVIS - GUILTY . Aged 18.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260622-128

1205. JOHN DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , 4 shirts, value 1l. 6s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 4s.; 1 waistcoat, value 8s.; 4 handkerchiefs, value 6s., and 2 pairs of stockings, value 3s., the goods of William Collett , from the person of John Welch .

WILLIAM COLLETT. I am a bricklayer , and live at Howard's-green. On the 16th of May I gave the articles stated (which were my property) to John Welch, to carry to my washerwoman, who lives in Thatched-house-row.

JOHN WELCH. I took the bundle from Mr. Collett to the washerwoman's on the 16th of May - I went for them again on the 20th, and, as I returned, I met the prisoner in the City-road, between six and seven o'clock in the evening; he was a stranger; he said "My lad, will you go on an errand for me?" I said No, I was in a hurry just then - he said "You won't be a minute;" I said "If I won't be a minute, I will go;" he then gave me a letter to take to the last house in Nelson-terrace - pointing to it; he said I should have to bring a box back with a cord round it, and I had better let him hold my bundle till he came back; I said I could carry it with the box - he said "If you have that bundle you can't carry the box;" I left it with him, and when I got half way up the street, I turned round and saw him run - I pursued but lost sight of him - I went on till I saw Mr. Taylor; I told him of it; I saw the prisoner at Worship-street, but I was not sure of him at first, because he had not the clothes on that he had the first day - it was a black coat.

Prisoner's Defence. My landlord can prove I was not out of the house.

THOMAS EAGLES . I fetched the prisoner out of the lock-up place - the lad said he did not know him, because he had not his coat or hat on, but on another day, when he had his coat and hat on, he said it was him - he was then in custody on another charge.

- MONTAGUE. I keep the Axe public-house, in Grub-street. The prisoner lodged with me - he is a tailor by trade. On the 20th of May, he was at home the whole day, and the whole week; on that day I was poorly myself, and he was in my bar the whole day. As to a black coat he has not had one for the last three months - he has no coat but the one he has now on.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-129

1206. WILLIAM DIXON was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , 1 bag, value 1s.; 1 smelling-bottle, value 2s; 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; 2 half-crowns, 9 shillings, and 1 sixpence, the property of Frances Samuel , from her person .

FRANCES SAMUEL. I live at Stoke Newington. On the 23d of May, at ten o'clock in the evening, I was in Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square ; I had a reticule in my hand, with the articles, stated in the indictment, in it; a person came up suddenly, snatched it from me, and ran away - I gave an alarm, and the prisoner was taken - he had got out of my sight.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you see him at all? A. No; there were no boys near me when it was taken - I saw some afterwards.

HENRY TAYLOR . I was in a shop in Rathbone-place, and heard a cry of Stop thief! I went out and saw the prisoner drop something black - I picked it up, and gave it to the lady - the watchman stopped him.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you ever seen him before? A. No; he was running very fast - I only saw him about half a minute - I cannot tell whether he had a hat or a cap on - I can swear to his face, because there was a gaslight - I have said it was by his trousers that I could swear to him.

THOMAS WEBB . I am a watchman. I heard the alarm from Newman's-passage - I made up to meet the prisoner, but a gentleman before me stopped him and they both fell down.

Cross-examined. Q. Is the person here who stopped him? A. No; the prisoner had turned the corner of Newman's-passage - there were plenty of boys and men there.

RICE LANGLEY . I was constable of the night. When the prisoner was brought in he had a cap on his head which any one might have seen.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-130

Middlesex Cases, Third Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1207. JAMES DURHAM and SARAH NUNN were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , 1 table-cloth, value 5s. , the goods of Henry Johnson Coe .

HENRY JOHNSON COE. I live in Sidmouth-street - the prisoner Nunn was in my service about five weeks; on the 9th of May I missed my watch, a table-spoon, and other things; I afterwards missed two table-cloths; I know nothing of Durham.

AMELIA OTTEVILLE . I lived servant with Mr. Coe at the time the property was lost, but left on the following Saturday. I saw Durham there several times; he came on Sunday afternoons, and staid all the evening - Nunn represented him as her brother; I had seen him there on the Friday before the property was lost.

Prisoner DURHAM. Q. When I was there was not the loss of a spoon mentioned to me? A. Yes; Nunn said she had missed a spoon; I heard you tell her to inform Mr. Coe of it, and to offer to pay for it out of her wages.

HENRY MASTERS . I am a watchman. I saw Durham go past Mr. Coe's house, several times, on the night of the 8th of May, and looking down the area. Mr. Coe had told me he had been robbed: I took him, and found on him a duplicate of this table-cloth. When I first saw him I had my coat on, but I pulled it off that he might not know me.

WILLIAM CREE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Gray's-inn-lane. I have a table-cloth, pawned by Durham, who told me he brought it for a person named Martin, in Fox-court.

Durham, in a long address to the Court, stated, that he had lived with Nunn for eight years - she went to service at Mr. Coe's - she had lost a spoon, and gave him some of her wearing apparel to pledge to redeem it - he took them, but they did not produce enough - she gave him the table-cloth to pawn, which he was to return.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-131

1208. WILLIAM GRAVES was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of William Carrick , from his person .

WILLIAM CARRICK. I am a shopman and live in St. John-street, Clerkenwell . On the 19th of May I was in that street, in the evening - I felt a touch at my pocket, and missed my handkerchief; I turned round and saw the prisoner run across at a short distance; I came up to him - he fell down - when he had run about one hundred yards I collared him, and taxed him with taking my handkerchief - he was taken to a public-house and there I saw my handkerchief produced - I had had it safe in my pocket when I was on Snow-hill.

EUSEBIUS BEAL . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner in custody on the 19th of May, between nine and ten o'clock; he was lying down in the street when I first saw him; the prosecutor came up and was taking hold of him; Forbes said "What is all this? the prosecutor said "This young man has robbed me;" he took him up and was leading him to the public-house; I followed about a yard behind them, and saw this handkerchief fall from the front of the prisoner; I said "Here is a handkerchief;" one of our patrols took it up and carried it into the public-house - I saw him give it to Forbes - Carrick owned it.

Prisoner. The witness said the handkerchief was thrown on my right side. Witness. I believe I said so at the Magistrate's - it was within a few inches of his feet - rather to the right.

JOHN FORBES . I am street-keeper. I was within a few yards of the public-house door; I saw the prisoner run up against a person and fall down - I collared and took him to the public-house - as I was taking him in, Beal said"Here is the handkerchief;" the patrol brought it in, and I put it aside till the prosecutor came in - he said it had W C on it - which it has.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in the house; the prosecutor came and said he had lost his handkerchief - the officer then brought it in, and he said "That is it."

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260622-132

1209. CHARLES SCOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Hicks Hutchinson , from his person .

HICKS HUTCHINSON. I am a surgeon , and live at Lime-house. On the 26th of May I was in Ratcliffe-highway , and felt a pressure at my coat; I turned round and saw the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand; I took hold of him, and he said, "Sir, your handkerchief is out of your pocket;" he made a struggle to get away, and said I should not hold him nor tear his clothes.

Prisoner. The gentleman's handkerchief was hanging out - I tapped him on the shoulder, and said "Your handkerchief is hanging out;" he did not know where the Thames Police-office was and I shewed him. Witness. No - I would not part with him, and applied to several shops to know where there was a beadle, and then he said he would go with me.

JAMES WAYLING . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to the office with the handkerchief.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260622-133

1210. JOSEPH WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , 1 coat, value 3s.; 1 waistcoat, value 2s., and 1 handkerchief, value 6d. , the goods of John Gamby .

JOHN GAMBY. I live in Essex . I lost this property out of a hay field where I was at work last Tuesday: I saw it safe at ten o'clock; I put them into a ditch and covered them with grass; the officer Fitch came there about twelve or one o'clock, and asked if I had lost any thing; I went to look and they were gone.

JAMES LAWFORD . I was at work in Mr. Johnson's wood, on the 20th of June - I saw the prisoner go along about eleven o'clock - I called to him, and told him there was no road there; he said "Is not there?" he then turned back; I followed and overtook him, and took a bundle from him, containing a velveteen coat, two handkerchiefs, and two waistcoats, which were delivered to Fitch.

THOMAS FITCH . I received the bundle and the prisoner in charge; he gave no account of how he came by them; I went with him to the field, and he showed me where he got them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I did it from want of a meal's victuals.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Whipped and Discharged.

Reference Number: t18260622-134

1211. MARIA HARRINGTON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , 2 pairs of shoes, value 2s.; 1 frock, value 6d.; 1 flat iron, value 4d.; 2 shifts, value 5s., and 1 gown, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of Catherine Macdonald .

CATHERINE MACDONALD. I met the prisoner in the street on the 23d of March - she was turned out of her lodgings - I took her home, and she remained with me some time - I was ill and taken to the hospital - I left her with my children, and left a sovereign to support them for thirteen days - I returned on the 1st of May and missed the children's shoes off their feet, a frock and a flat iron - she was still living in the house; on the 13th of May I sent a gown and two shifts to the mangle, and she went and fetched them.

Prisoner. Q. When you went to the hospital did not you ask me to lend you my gown and shift? - A. No, we changed gowns; she had my gown in the room of this - this was hers at first; the shifts are mine and never were hers.

COURT. Q. Did you send your shifts and gowns to be mangled? - A. Yes, by one of my children.

ELIZABETH BALDING . I live in Queen's-place, Westminster. On Saturday, the 13th of May, Mrs. Macdonald's child brought me these things to mangle - the prisoner came afterwards and asked if they were done - she laid down three half-pence and asked if that was right - I said Yes - she took the things, and went down the court instead of going into the house.

Prisoner. I said, "Are my things done?" - Witness. No; she said, "Is the mangling done."

JOHN WARREN . I am a constable. I saw Mrs. Macdonald in Peter-street on the 13th of May - there was a show, and I went in, and found the prisoner there with Mrs. Macdonald's child - I asked her for Mrs. Macdonald's things, and she gave them up to me directly - I found some duplicates on her which relate to the shoes - the prosecutrix said nothing about the shoes till the second examination.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-135

1212. ANN BURFOOT was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , 1 pan, value 6d.; 2 milk measures, value 6d,; and 4 quarts of milk, value 16d. , the goods of Thomas Attwood .

MARY ATTWOOD . I am the wife of Thomas Attwood, of Long-alley, White Cross-street . I saw my pan and measures taken from the prisoner on the 28th of May - there had been about four quarts of milk in the pan.

MARY ANN BUSHELL . I am servant to Mrs. Connah, she lives in Long-alley, in the same house with the prosecutor. I was looking out of window, and saw the prisoner come from Attwood's door with the pan and measures - she carried them away round the corner - I told Attwood, who went out and made an alarm - Graves brought her back with them.

JOHN GRAVES . On the morning of the 28th of May I heard an alarm - I went up to the prisoner, who had something under her gown - I said, "What have you got here?" she said, "Nothing;" I put my hand under her gown and there I found this pan and measures - she was holding them through her pocket hole and was one hundred yards from the house.

Prisoner's Defence. I once had my head cut open, and at times I am not right in my head - I know nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined Four Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-136

1213. DANIEL BOWDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , 6 knives, value 1s., and 6 forks, value 1s. , the goods of James Wren .

JAMES WREN. I am a broker , and live at Wapping . On the morning of the 15th of June I tied these knives up, and put them in my shop-window - at nine o'clock in the morning I went out and returned about one, and they were safe then - I went to Mr. Whitbread's and heard the cry of Stop thief! I followed the cry, and met Cowling with these knives and forks in his hand.

JOSEPH COWLING , JUN. I was talking to Mrs. Wren in the shop, and saw the prisoner take something from the window - I followed him - he dropped these knives and forks in an alley - I saw him stopped by Mr. Wood.(Property produced and sworn to).

JAMES WOOD . I heard the cry of Stop thief! I turned round and saw the prisoner running - I stopped him - he said "I have got nothing" - he ran about one hundred yards after I told him to stop.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-137

1214. WILLIAM BAXTER was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , 1 fork, value 12s., and 1 spoon, value 8s. , the goods of James Vansommer .

MARY MOULL . I am in the service of Mr. James Vansommer, of Upper Clapton . On the 3d of June, about four o'clock, I was in the back kitchen - I heard a noise and went into the passage - I saw the prisoner, who had a basket of oranges to sell - I asked what business he had in the pantry - he said he had not been there - I collared him - he desired me to leave my hold - I called my fellow-servant, and as soon as he saw her, he struck me in the face and got from me - she caught him, and they both fell down - he ran to the fore court and she after him, and caught hold of his coat - she fell again, but still kept hold of him - this spoon and fork are my master's.

MARY WILDMAN . I was called by Moull about four o'clock, and caught hold of the prisoner - we both fell down - he got up and ran to the fore court - I caught him again and fell again - he was then brought back and I saw this property taken from his pocket - I had seen it safe at half-past three o'clock.

THOMAS ADKINS . I was sent for - I found the prisoner in the house, and took these articles from his right-hand coat pocket.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Four Months and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260622-138

1215. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 1 sovereign , the monies of Robert Morris .

ROBERT MORRIS. I am employed by Mr. Lincoln, a chimney sweeper, of Chancery-lane - the prisoner was in the same service - I had a sovereign in a little tin box, which was in a larger box, where I keep my clothes - I saw it safe on Saturday, the 17th of June, and missed it on Monday, the 19th; I found him at twelve o'clock that night, coming out of the Cobourg theatre; I asked him if he had taken the money; he at first denied it, but afterwards said he had taken it to those people, of the name of Wilson, where he ran in the afternoon.

ESTHER WILSON . I am the wife of William Wilson , a chimney sweeper, of Nelson-court, Whitechapel-road: the prisoner came to me last Monday, about half-past three o'clock, and brought a sovereign; I said I would not harbour him any more; he said he had been very lucky, as he had found it at a door in Skinner-street; I cautioned him not to tell me a lie - he put his hands together and said, so help him God he had found it; I changed it for him; he left 4s. with me and took the remainder.

WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT . I took the prisoner - I found nothing on him; he acknowledged that he had taken the sovereign to Wilson's.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Whipped and Discharged.

Reference Number: t18260622-139

1216. HENRY CLARK and JOHN BREWER were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , 1 live tame goose, price 5s., the property of Edmund Drayton ; and 7 live tame goslings, price 7s. , the property of Samuel Olney .

SAMUEL OLNEY. I live on Epping Forest . I saw my oslings safe on the 9th of June, between eight and nine o'clock at night - my boys had put them in and locked them up; the next morning, between two and three o'clock, my wife called me; hearing the old goose make

a noise, I went to the house and missed the seven goslings; the boards were broken down at the back of the place; I found them at the watchhouse - one of them was dead, and the others were sadly pinched; I knew them to be mine; I brought the mother to challenge them, and they went about her as your children would come about you.

EDWARD DRAYTON . I had a goose feeding on the forest on the 9th of June - I had seen it about the 8th; I did not miss it till the constable brought it to me, when I knew it to be mine; it was alive, and a very peculiar one, or I could not have sworn to it.

JOHN HENAN . I am a watchman of Hackney-wick. On the morning of the 10th of June I saw the two prisoners in the Marsh - one had a basket and the other two parcels - they went to the bottom of an old hay-stack - when they saw me within one or two hundred yards of them they put the property down, and loitered about for twenty minutes - they then took it up and went on towards London - I let them pass on - I found by the noise that the bags had poultry in them - I followed them till they got into Three Colt-lane - I went round the Marsh, got assistance, nd they were taken - one of them had the basket, but the bags were not there - we took them to Hackney watch-house, and then went in search of the bags which we found in a rye-field, about ten yards from where I last saw them; I asked Brewer what he had done with the bags - he said he knew nothing about them - he had them when I first saw him - I had lost sight of them, but I am certain they are the persons.

THOMAS GREEN . I am a patrol. About twenty minutes before five o'clock, on the morning of the 10th of June, from what Henan said to me, I went to Cut Throat-lane, and saw the two prisoners there, near the Grove-road - Clark had the basket; I asked what he had got - he said goslings - he could not tell me how many - I asked if they were his own - he said Yes - I took him to Hackney watch-house, where we found four goslings in the basket; but in going along Brewer made off, and pretended that he knew nothing about it - I told the watchman to stop him, and we asked what he had done with the bags - he denied having had them, and said he knew nothing about them - I said "Your smock frock is wet with the bags" - he said it had been a wet night - we then went to the rye-field, and found the two bags - in one of them was the three goslings, and in the other the goose - we took them to the forest the next day - the goslings seemed to belong to the same brood - they went together directly.

Prisoner CLARK. The gentleman who owns the goslings, said he could not swear to them at the office. - Witness. I said I would not except the old mother owned them when she saw them.

CLARK'S Defence. I was coming out of the country for work, and I found the basket with the goslings in it - I then met this man - we stood talking to some boys in the hay-field - I came on to a man who was shooting in the marshes, and met the patrol, who asked me what I had got - I said goslings, which I had found on Holly Bush hill, and said they were mine.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 20.

BREWER - GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-140

1217. JOHN DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , 27 carpenter's tools, value 1l., the goods of George Luxton ; 1 saw, value 1s.; 2 trowels, value 2s., the goods of Felix Austin ; and 1 cap, value 6d., and 1 axe, value 2s. , the goods of Frederick Forsdike .

GEORGE LUXTON. I am a carpenter . Here is a basket of tools, part of which are mine - they were all safe on the 22d of May, at seven o'clock in the evening, in an unfinished building in Albany-street, Regent's-park , in a basket locked up - when I went the next morning, about six o'clock, they were gone - I saw them again at eleven o'clock the same day at Hatton-Garden Office.

WILLIAM JACKSON . I was at work on the morning of the 23d of May at this building - I saw the prisoner twice - he had nothing at first - I then saw him again with a basket of tools - I followed him and gave him in charge.

STEPHEN WOODRIFFE . I am a watchman, and took him in charge - I have the basket of tools which I took from him.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going behind this building; I saw a cap and a smoothing-plane - I took them up, and then saw this basket and took it up - I was going to take care of them.

WILLIAM JACKSON re-examined. Q. Did he tell you how he got them? - A. No; I heard a noise in an adjoining house - I locked my door, and saw the prisoner going out as fast as he came in - I followed and gave him in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-141

1218. MARTIN DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , 1 axe, value 1s. 3d.; 1 chisel, value 1s. 3d.; 1 plane, value 2s.; 1 square, value 2s.; and 1 hammer, value 1s.; the goods of John Davis ; and 1 oilstone, value 3s. 6d.; 3 saws, value 10s.; 1 plane, value 2s.; and 1 square, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Benjamin Harris .

JOHN DAVIS. Part of this property is mine - I had locked up these tools in the wash-house of a building in Copenhagen Fields on Saturday, the 20th of May - I went there again between five and six o'clock on the Monday morning - the door had been broken open and the tools were gone.

BENJAMIN HARRIS . I was working with Davis on the 20th of May - I left my tools there between four and five o'clock, and on Monday morning they were gone.

JOSEPH FOX . I am a watchman. At five o'clock, on the morning of the 21st of May, I took the prisoner, and found these tools on him - he said he was going to put up a dresser, and they belonged to him - I took him to the watch-house, and on the next morning we found where they were taken from.

ROBERT BROWN . I was night constable. The prisoner was brought in with these articles - he said he was going to Sidney-grove to put up a dresser.

Prisoner's Defence (written). I was in the brick-field, and saw two men heavily loaded; I saw them put their loads down under some straw, and when they were out of sight I unluckily went and took them.

ROBERT BROWN re-examined. Q. Did he tell you

this? - A. Yes, he did, on Sunday evening, when I went to give him some refreshment, when I asked him how he came to tell me such a falsity.

GUILTY . Aged 65.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-142

1219. EDWARD EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 48 pairs of stockings, value 2l. 8s. , the goods of Samuel Everingham .

JOHN EVERINGHAM . I am brother to Samuel Everingham, a hosier . On the 5th of June, about half-past one o'clock in the day, my attention was called by a person calling Thief! I went and saw the prisoner going from our door, and turning down Berwick-street ; I followed - he was secured in Wardour-street; I had never lost sight of him; these are my brother's stockings.

MARY BUCKLAND . I was standing in Noel-street about half-past one o'clock, and saw the prisoner run out of Berwick-street into Noel-street; he threw this parcel down by me, and I took it up and held it till Mr. Bertraun came up, and then I went to Marlborough-street.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked them up at the corner of Berwick-street.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-143

1220. MARY DUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 18 yards of ribbon, value 16s. , the goods of William Davies .

The property belonging to William and John Davies jointly the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260622-144

1221. HENRY HUGHES , JOHN EARL , THOMAS EARL , and GEORGE CHAMBERLAIN , were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , 150lbs. weight of iron, value 2s. , the goods of James Rustat Trimmer .

ARTHUR TRIMMER . I am in the employ of James Rustat Trimmer, who lives at Brentford . On the 25th of May I received information that some iron plates had been taken from the rail-road on the premises; I went about eleven o'clock in the morning, and missed a pair of plates- I had information, and saw them that afternoon, when John Wyard brought them to the premises, about three o'clock; I know the prisoners by sight; Chamberlain and Thomas Earl were in our employ as brick-makers; I had seen them about seven o'clock that morning; that was before I had received any information; I went about twelve or one o'clock to Chamberlain, and told him he had taken some of the iron railing; he said "Earl is in it too;" he said he had taken one piece to Henry Hughes.

COURT. Q. Did you threaten him, or offer him any thing? A. No; he said it had just gone into his dinner bag, and he had received one penny for it; he then told me Mr. Hughes offered him so much a week to bring iron in; he said he had taken it to the deaf man, Henry Hughes; but he said nothing more about this particular piece of iron; I had been to Hughes once before; I spoke to him, but I have never seen this particular piece of iron there; I met Hughes before the Magistrate the next day at eleven o'clock; I got a warrant against him the same day about four o'clock.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Where did Wyard bring these plates? A. To the premises, from a lane at the back of Old Brentford; I had not seen them before that; they weigh about 1 1/2cwt.; I cannot say what they are worth as iron; they are worth 15 shillings as plates, for a rail-way; West has worked for us about a fortnight; Hughes did not come forward voluntarily; I never went to him to demand an explanation; there was a person there who called himself Hughes' father, and said some boys had been there the night before; he said too much for me to remember; he did not tell me that iron had been brought and refused, and that I might look over his premises; I did not look, because I had good reason to know that the iron was not there then; I went to see if there was any more.

JOHN WEST . I do anything. I have been living with my father, who is a sweep, in Brentford. I went with the two Earls and young Chamberlain, and got some iron, about one o'clock in the day - it was about a week before we went to the Magistrate's; we took the piece of iron from Mr. Trimmer's, and went to Henry Hughes, who gave us about 2s. among us - all my share was 5 1/2d.; the men were at their dinner; we went through the field, and Thomas Earl took up some little pieces of iron, and put them into his pocket; after that Farn and I took a pair of plates; Chamberlain, the two Earls, and I took the rail roads about a month before we went to the Magistrate's.

WILLIAM DURVAN . I had a warrant to apprehend Hughes; I went with a brother officer, and apprehended him; I got the other prisoner from Old Brentford cage - I had not any conversation with Hughes - my brother officer is not here.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-145

1222. MARY ANN GREGORY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 21 yards of printed cotton, value 16s. 6d. , the goods of William Rotherham and John Hill Grinsell .

The prosecutors did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-146

1223. WILLIAM HEDGES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 9 silver pencil-cases, value 6l. , the goods of Sampson Mordan and Gabriel Riddle , his masters.

MR. BARRY conducted the prosecution.

SAMPSON MORDAN. I am in partnership with Gabriel Riddle - we live in Castle-street, St. Luke's, and are silversmiths . The prisoner was our errand-boy . On the 27th of May I was not in town.

NICHOLAS DAVY . I am clerk to Messrs. Mordan and Riddle. On the 27th of May I delivered nine pencil-cases to the prisoner - six for Mr. Barry, and three for Mr. Burchall; Mr. Barry's pencils were 3l., and the other 1l. 5s. 6d. each; he did not return to us at all; I afterwards made up other goods for those persons to make up their orders.

WILLIAM BARRY . I am a stationer, and live in Bishopsgate-street. I ordered of Messrs. Mordan and Riddle, six ever-pointed pencils in May, which I received on the 1st of June - I received none on the 27th of May; the prisoner did not call that day to my knowledge.

ROBERT BURCHALL . I am a stationer, and live in the Poultry. I ordered three ever-pointed pencils of Messrs. Mordan and Riddle, on the 26th of May, which I was to

receive the next day, but I did not receive them till I applied again.

THOMAS VANN . I went to various places for this boy, but could not find him - he was brought to the office on the 8th of June.

COURT to NICHOLAS DAVY . Q. Did you ask the prisoner, when he was taken, what he had done with them? A. No. The value of all the goods I sent by him was 22l. 10s.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going through Crutched Friars, and four or five persons came up to me - one caught hold of the bag, and ran away with some of the goods; I ran after them, and some one said I had better go home to my masters', but I was frightened, and did not.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-147

THIRD DAY. SATURDAY, JUNE 24.

Middlesex Cases, Third Jury,

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1224. PATRICK HURLY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 1 coat, value 6s. , the goods of John Bennett .

The Prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-148

1225. PHILIP HAINES and WILLIAM GUY were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , 1 iron-case, value 2s., and 1 brass socket, value, 8s. , the goods of Thomas Stracey and Henry John Stracey .

HENRY JOHN STRACEY. This property belonged to me and my father, Thomas Stracey, when we were in partnership four years ago, as dyers , at Bethnalgreen , and my father still lives there, where the business is carried on. On the 27th of May I looked, and found the iron-case and brass socket were gone - they were parts of the machine, and had been perfect within the last two months; the prisoners had been taken on the Thursday before - Haines had been in our employ two years ago.

JOHN VANN . I am a Bow-street officer. On Thursday, the 25th of May, between twelve and one o'clock in the day, I stopped Guy with this iron and brass socket under his arm, in a bag; Haines was with him - I asked what they had got; Haines said, some old iron, which the foreman where he worked, at Mr. Stracey's, had given them for a perquisite; I went to their masters there, and found what they said was false; I said I would go, and they said they would go with me; I left them in Hall's custody, and said I would go by myself.

WILLIAM HALL . On the 25th of May the two prisoners were left in my custody with the iron and brass till Vann came back with the foreman - before they returned Haines said the iron was laying about the warehouse, and he did not think it of any value, or he would not have taken it; they said before he came that he had not given it to them.

JOHN HARDCASTLE . I am foreman of the premises - they are now managed by Mr. Laine. On the 25th of May, about half-past eleven o'clock, Haines asked me to lend him a bag - I went into the skeining-room, and he took up a bag, which I gave him leave to do; I saw the same bag afterwards at the public-house, with the property; he had told me he wanted it to take home some logwood grounds, which were given as perquisites. I had never given either of them this property.

HAINES' Defence. I put the grounds into it to burn; this piece of iron was in it, but I did not know it; Guy came and said, "You have got a piece of iron."

GUY's Defence. I did not touch any thing, but this man asked me to carry the piece of iron.

HAINES - GUILTY . Aged 45.

GUY - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-149

1226. WILLIAM JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 1 gown, value 6s. , the goods of Susannah Hebden , spinster .

SUSANNAH HEBDEN. I am single, and live with my mother, at Poplar . On Saturday, the 27th of May, my gown hung to dry in the wharf, opposite the house; I saw it safe at a quarter past one o'clock, and missed it in about five minutes; I heard, in about ten minutes, that it was at the watch-house - I went there, and found it in Williams' possession.

JOHN REYNOLDS . I am a labourer, and live at Limehouse. I was at Sir Charles Price's premises, at Poplar, on the 27th of May; I heard an alarm, came out, and saw the prisoner, in about five minutes after, in custody of some workmen - he struggled very much, and I assisted - I saw his hat taken off, and this gown was in it.

SAMUEL WILLIAMS . I am a headborough. I went to the watch-house on the 27th of May - I found the prisoner there, and this gown - he said he found it under some logs.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was walking down by the canal- there was a piece of work, and I was detained; a gentleman said he saw me take something from under the logs, and I had not. I had found the gown, and had it in my hat.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-150

1227. JOHN MAHONEY and HENRY FAIRMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 1 umbrella, value 15s., the goods of Frederick Charles Meyer ; and 1 parasol, value 15s. , the goods of Maria Gray , spinster .

FREDERICK CHARLES MEYER. I am a musician . - This umbrella is mine; I had placed it in the passage of my house on the 31st of May - I saw it a quarter of an hour before it was taken. The parasol belonged to Maria Gray- I saw them again at Marlborough-street in about an hour.

DANIEL REARDON . On the 31st of May I was on duty, and saw the two prisoners in Torrington-square , where the prosecutor live; I first saw Mahoney standing on the curb stone; I asked what he was doing there - he said nothing; I saw something in his frock coat, and found this parasol - he said he found it behind a carriage; I saw Fairman come from a door with a letter and an umbrella in his hand; I told Stevens to take him; we took them to a public-house, and asked what was in the letter - he said Mahoney would tell me.

THOMAS STEVENS . I am a patrol. I was in the square, and saw Mahoney about thirty yards from Mr. Meyer's door; Reardon took this parasol from him; I saw Fairman in a few seconds afterwards; I seized him, and took this umbrella from him; I had my back towards him, and did not see him come from the house; we took him to a public-house, and there he said it was his own.

WILLIAM ADAMS . I was in the square on the 31st of May, and saw Fairman coming from the door with the umbrella.(Property produced and sworn to.)

MAHONEY'S Defence. I was coming home, and a carriage was going by; a gentleman called to it, and it stopped; I saw this parasol, and asked the young man behind the carriage if it was their's - he said No.

FAIRMAN'S Defence. I met a woman, who asked me to take a letter into a square near Keppel-street, but she did not know the name; I said it must be Torrington-square; I took it there, and inquired for a person named M'Ginnis - I was directed across the square; I saw the umbrella lay there, and took it up.

MAHONEY - GUILTY . Aged 20.

FAIRMAN - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-151

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1228. ELIZABETH PALMER was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 24 yards of lace, value 30s. , the goods of Richard Hodge and Henry Loman .

GRIFFITH ROBERTS . I am shopman to Richard Hodge and Henry Loman, of Regent-street. On the 19th of June the prisoner came and asked to look at some lace, and after she had left the shop I missed a piece; I followed her, and said she had a piece of lace that did not belong to her; she said immediately she had, and it was found in her basket; there is about twenty yards of it - she had laid out about 2s. 10d. for lace.

Cross-examined by Mr. PRENDERGAST. Q. Where was this lace? A. It was laying by the box, on the counter; I did not observe that her basket was open - I think it was in her lap all the time; I am confident the lace could not fall into the basket; she opened the basket directly, and said she had it; I cannot say it did not get in by accident.

COURT. Q. Where was the lace she bought found? - A. In the basket - there was a yard and a half of that.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The piece dropped into the basket, by his moving the boxes on the counter.

The prisoner received an excellent character.

GUILTY. Aged 29.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260622-152

1229. CHARLES ROBSON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , 4 reams of paper, value 35s. , the goods of Edward Trevanion Jeffryes .

EDWARD TREVANION JEFFRYES. I am a stationer , and live in Sun-street, Bishopsgate . The prisoner came to my shop on the 30th of May, and asked to look at some paper; I shewed him several sorts, and he chose four reams - he told me to send them home with a bill and receipt, and he would send the money back - I sent my man about an hour afterwards, and told him to bring back the money - that was the agreement I made with the prisoner; I should not have let him have them without the money; they came to 35s.; my man came back without the goods or money.

WILLIAM GANDY . I am in the employ of Mr. Jeffryes. He gave me four reams of paper and the receipt, to take to No. 2, Hartshorn-court, Golden-lane; I had orders to get the money - when I got there the prisoner was not at home; I was told to wait, as he would be there presently - I waited some time, and, being impatient, I asked for the paper, back again; they told me to wait a little longer, and then he came, and said, "Oh! there you are - I have been and paid your master; have you got the bill and receipt?" I said I had; he asked if my name was to it - I said No, it was not necessary. I gave them to him, and thought he had paid master.

JOHN TWEEDY . I am an officer. I took the prisoner the next morning; I went to the house the same night with Mr. Jeffryes, and found part of the paper on the table; as I took the prisoner to the watch-house he gave me the rest.

Prisoner's Defence. I never told him I had been and paid his master - I said I would pay him the next day; it was through distress that I did it.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18260622-153

1230. GEORGE STEVENS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , 2 bushels of coals, value 2s. , the goods of William Gambler .

ELIZABETH THOMAS . I live with Mr. William Gambler, of Harley-street . On Tuesday, the 20th of June, I was going into the coal-vault, and saw the prisoner there. with a sack about two-thirds full of coals; he was stooping down, and trying to get it on his back; I came out, and locked him in - he was a stranger.

ANDREW KIRKWOOD . I am footman to Mr. William Gambler. I found the prisoner in the vault, but the coals were not then in the sack.

Prisoner's Defence. I am a sweeper, and am forced to get dust; I had some dust in my bag, and saw some dustmen watching me; I ran down, and got into the coalvault.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-154

1231. WILLIAM SANDBROOK was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , 3 pairs of stockings, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Gardiner .

THOMAS GARDINER. I am a hosier , and live in Whitechapel . I was in the room behind my shop on the 2d of June, and saw some persons round my door; the prisoner was brought into the shop by Thurnall, with these stockings, which are mine, and had hung at my door.

WILLIAM THURNALL. Between five and six o'clock I was going to work, and saw the prisoner and three little boys lurking about this shop; I went further, and saw the prisoner unpin the stocking, and run towards me; I laid hold of him, and he dropped them.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Whipped and Discharged.

Reference Number: t18260622-155

1232. JOHN WOODLEY was indicted for stealing, on

the 9th of June , 4lbs. of ham, value 2s., and 4lbs. of bacon, value 2s. , the goods of William Sellers .

WILLIAM SELLERS. I am a cheesemonger , and live at Poplar. The prisoner was once my servant - he had left me about five days; he came to my shop on the 9th of June, about half-past ten o'clock at night, and bought two berrings; he then returned them, and wanted a piece of bacon; I would not serve him as it was so late; I was called back, and saw him throw a piece of bacon and the ham into a woman's lap, outside the door; he placed his hands across to prevent my going out, and she got away; I was about nine feet from him when he threw them out.

JOHN FLYGER . I was called to take the prisoner. I went down the street, and saw him and a young woman - one of them said "By G-d here is Sellers with an officer." I took him - he said he was sorry for what he had done.

Prisoner's Defence. I asked for a rasher of bacon; he said "Here is one;" which was all dirt, and I would not have it; he then collared and struck me, saying if I did not go off he would serve me worse - I walked up Poplar to seek for recompence.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260622-156

1233. CHARLES ALSOP was indicted or stealing, on the 15th of May , 4 planes, value 7s.; 3 saws, value 8s.; 1 bevil, value 1s.; 1 rule, value 1s., and 1 vice, value 2s. , the goods of John Fisher Cheesewright , his master.

JOHN FISHER CHEESEWRIGHT. I live in Berwick-street. The prisoner had been my apprentice six years; he left me on Whit-Monday evening, and never returned - I missed these articles after he was gone. He is respectably connected, but I have known little of him lately.

WILLIAM HOWS BEARCROFT . I am a pawnbroker. I produce all the articles named in the indictment - the duplicates found on the prisoner are what I gave the person who pawned them.(Property produced and sworn to).

ROBERT CURTIS . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in Chapel-court, on the 27th of May, and found the duplicates in his possession.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-157

1234. MARY WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , 4lbs. of bacon, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of Henry Harben , the elder, and Henry Harben , the younger.

GEORGE SHARPE . I am shopman to Henry Harben, the younger, and Henry Harben, the elder - they are cheesemongers , and live in Broad-street, St. Giles'. On the 24th of May I saw the prisoner take a piece of bacon from the window; she walked away about ten yards; she never asked the price; I took her and brought her back. I had some struggle to get her back.

FRANCIS REYNOLDS . I took the prisoner into custody.

Prisoner. I had turned it up with my foot before I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260622-158

1235. CHARLES WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 2 table-cloth, value 1s.; 3 pairs of stockings, value 1s. 6d.; 1 gown, value 2s. 6d.; 3 shirts, value 2s. 6d.; 2 sheets, value 5s.; 1 pillow-case, value 6d.; 4 pinafores, value 2s.; 1 shawl, value 3s., and 2 handkerchiefs, value 1s. , the goods of William Walder .

JOHN BEEKIN . On the 1st of June, I saw the prisoner in Cannonbury fields, about a quarter of a mile from Mr. Walder's house, with this linen in a bundle, which he dropped the moment he saw me, and ran away - I pursued and took him. I am sure he is the man. I took up the bundle and gave it to Thomas Carter.

THOMAS CARTER . I saw the prisoner running, and joined in the pursuit. I am sure he is the man who was running - I told him to get up - he pretended to be asleep among the nettles - I took him by the collar - he rubbed his eyes, and asked what was the matter - I said "You have been stealing." The officer came and took him.

WILLIAM WALDER. I am a coach-master , and live at Islington. This property is mine - it was in my coach-house - some part was wet and some dry - they were washing that day - the coach-house doors, where the property hung, were pushed to - the washerwoman was gone up stairs - I had seen the clothes safe at half-past eleven o'clock - they were taken a quarter before one.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-159

1236. SOPHIA ZEALEY was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , 1 pair of sugar tongs, value 6s.; 4 spoons, value 15s.; 1 yard of cambric, value 8s.; 2 yards of linen, 2s. 6d., and 1 shirt, value 7s. , the goods of John Stevens .

REBECCA ELIZA STEVENS . I am the wife of John Stevens. The prisoner chared for me on the 8th of April, and again on the 15th; this property was in different drawers, and when she left I missed it. She had been in the habit of coming to my house for eight months; she came, after the 15th of April, as a poor woman, and I relieved her.

WILLIAM BEECROFT . I am a pawnbroker. I have a pair of sugar tongs, and a table-spoon, pawned by the prisoner.

WILLIAM BARNES . I am a pawnbroker. I have a shirt, a piece of cambric, and three spoons, pawned by the prisoner on the 24th of April, and at other times.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner put in a written Defence, pleading distress.

GUILTY. Aged 31.

Recommended to Mercy believing her to be in distress .

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-160

1237. JOANNAH COCHRANE was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 scarf, value 3s. , the goods of John Symonds and John David Symonds .

The prosecutors did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-161

1238. MICHAEL CAVENAGH and FREDERICK WARTERS were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , 1 pair of boots, value 3s. , the goods of John Howard .

JOHN GROOM . I am a constable of St. Martin in the Fields. Mr. Howard is a shoemaker , and lives in St. Martin's-court. On the 20th of June, about half-past nine

o'clock at night, I saw the two prisoners walking backward and forward there, for a quarter of an hour; I then saw Cavenagh take these boots from a nail in the passage, and put them under a blue apron which he had; Warters stood by but did not go into the passage - they both ran up St. Martin's-court, together; I caught Cavenagh and he dropped the boots; I took him into the shop and called to Reardon, who took Warters.

JAMES WILLIAM BANIER . I am foreman to Mr. John Howard. These boots are his - they have my writing at the bottom of them.

WARTER'S Defence. I was going to get some needles - a gentleman came and said I "have got the other."

CAVENAGH'S Defence. This man came and took hold of me; he went back 4 or 5 yards, and found a pair of boots.

CAVENAGH - GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

WARTERS - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-162

1239. GEORGE HOLMES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , 1 waistcoat, value 5s. , the goods of Robert Nunn .

There being no evidence against the prisoner but a confession, which was extorted, he was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260622-163

1240. HENRY JESSOP and JOSEPH HOLDING were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 2 trusses of hay, value 4s. , the goods of William Sumner , the elder.

WILLIAM SUMNER, SEN. I live at Limehouse, and am a master carman . I have a stable at All Saints, Poplar ; Jessop keeps a cart and horse in a stable adjoining - I do not know whether Holding is his servant or partner, but I believe he sleeps in the stable. I lost some trusses of hay - in consequence of which I wrote my name on some little bits of paper, and tucked them into some trusses of the last I had purchased, which stood near the door, on Thursday, the 15th of June, and, on the Saturday following Morgan, my lad, told me he missed some hay. I went and counted the hay, and missed two trusses - I got an officer and a warrant - I went to their stable about five o'clock in the afternoon - I found the two prisoners there, and two trusses of hay with the papers inside; I said I thought it was my property - they said it was not; I showed the officer the papers in the trusses in my lost, and then he came down again, and found one paper in one truss in Jessop's stable, and the other was found at the office.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. I believe Jessop is the owner of the stable? A. Yes; the other acts as a kind of servant to him, and has slept there two years - they both said it was not my hay. Jessop does not sleep in the stable. There is an opening in the lost over the stable, and a piece of an axletree of Jessop's came through into my stable, which my man gave him again; I was there at the time, and told my man to pull it through, as it might be lost: I do not know of any sack coming through. Holding said he knew more about the hay than Jessop, as he did not sleep there.

THOMAS MORGAN . I am in the prosecutor's service. I missed the hay about five o'clock in the morning - I told my master about it; I had seen it safe the night before, at half-past seven o'clock. Jessop does not sleep in the stables, but Holding does.

WILLIAM SUMNER re-examined. Q. What do you call this? A. It is a mixture of clover and hay - I should call it clover hay. Jessop kept a horse.

BENJAMIN BLABY . I am an officer. I went to this place with Sumner, about five o'clock on Saturday evening. I found the prisoners there, and a cart and horse at the stable door; I found two trusses of hay, and asked Jessop where he got them; he said he had bought them of a carter that morning. I searched one truss and found this paper in it. Jessop then said he had been out all day, and knew nothing about it; Holding said "I know more about it than my master - Sumner, where is your son? he knows all about it." I found another ticket in the other truss at the office.

Cross-examined. Q. Sumner, sen, was in the stable at the time? A. Yes, and heard all he said.

WILLIAM SUMNER , JUN. I am the prosecutor's son. The lad told me that some of the trusses were missing, and I told him to go and tell my father. I know nothing of how they were taken.

Cross-examined. Q. How early that day did you see Jessop at his stable? A. About six o'clock in the morning, going out with his cart.

Prisoner HOLDING. Q. Did not you lift up the boards and push the hay into the stable? A. No.

JESSOP - GUILTY . Aged 21.

HOLDING - GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260622-164

1241. WILLIAM KIDMAN and JONATHAN TUNBRIDGE were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , 1 grate, value 2s. , the goods of Charles Hayne .

JAMES FORDHAM . I am an officer. On the 26th of May I saw the two prisoners going up Golden-lane; Tunbridge had a stove on his back - they went into an iron shop, and then same out; I took them to the watch-house, and asked where they got it; Tunbridge said "Kidman went into an empty house, and tied a string to it, and got it out" - I asked the man in the shop what they came for- he said they brought a stove to sell for 6d., and he sent them to fetch their father.

ROBERT JEFFERSON . I am servant to Charles Hayne - he is a timber merchant, and lives in Long-lane, Smithfield. I left this stove on his premises on Thursday, the 25th of May, and on Saturday, the 27th, I went to work, and missed it. Kidman lives in the neighbourhood.

TUNBRIDGE'S Defence. This boy asked me where he could sell a stove - he said his mother paid 1s. 6d. on it, and he was to go and pay 6d., which he had done.

KIDMAN - GUILTY . Aged 12.

TUNBRIDGE - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-165

1242. RICHARD TADMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , 50lbs. weight of lead, value 7s., belonging to the Guardians of the Poor of St. Luke, Middlesex , and fixed to a certain building of theirs .

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM CLARKE . I am master of St. Luke's workhouse. The prisoner was a pauper in that house for about five weeks. On Sunday, the 14th of May, I went with Worrell, another pauper, to the stable, where we found the prisoner, and, about one or two yards from his feet.

this piece of lead - it weighs about 50lbs. I compared it with that on the roof, and it appeared to have been cut from there - it matched exactly.

WILLIAM BOOTH . I am a pauper in the house. The prisoner was there - the sick ward overlooks a shed belonging to the workhouse; I saw the prisoner on the roof of that shed - he took off some tiles, and put them into the gutter - he then stooped down and took up something, but I cannot tell what; he had been walking backwards and forwards on that gutter - the building joins to the poor-house.

GEORGE HEBDEAN . I saw the prisoner on the building on Sunday morning, the 14th of May; I saw him turn round - he lifted up the lead over his head, and bent it backwards and forwards - he then dropped it down; I told the master of it.

Prisoner's Defence (written). I was informed that I and my family were to be sent to my native place, which is 200 miles off; I had some business to attend to which induced me to get over the wall to get out, but I declare I never touched the property.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-166

1243. GEORGE WILSON and JOHN BLYTHE were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , 2 bee-hives, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Tuffnell ; and THOMAS BLYTHE was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen .

JOHN SKINNER . I live at Edmonton-marsh. I keep bees. I missed two hives on Sunday night, the 11th of June; I took Camp, the officer, the next evening, to Thomas Blythe's house, which is a about a mile off: I found him and his son at home; I asked the father to let me look at his bees; he said I might look and welcome; I found two of my hives on his premises; I knew them by the sticks I had put for them to swarm on. I told Blythe he had got two more hives than his own; he said No; I said there were two of mine, and I would stand to it. The Magistrate ordered me to take them away, and I took them the night following. I have seen Wilson about my premises.

JOHN HUGHES . I live next door to Skinner. In consequence of information we got from Leonard Bailey, we went to Blythe's; Skinner went in, and, as soon as he had sorted the hives, he said he had two more than his own; Blythes both said they had not; Thomas Blythe said they would swarm in their own hives, and he had swarmed them himself, and he knew of none coming on his premises but what he hived himself.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. When you first arrived who did you see? A. Both the Blythes - they were within hearing; the hives were found in the bee-house, ten or twelve yards from the house; I do not know whether they belonged to the father or son. There were two bee-houses on the side of the house - they were concealed from the road.

JOHN CAMP . I am a constable. I went with Skinner to Blythe's, and asked if he had any hives belonging to Mr. Skinner - he said No; I said "Mr. Skinner says there are two here, which he can swear to;" Blythe said"You may look and welcome?" Skinner then pointed out two - I took them into custody; as we were going to the cage John Blythe said he had bought them of two lads, named Taylor and Wilson; I do not think Thomas Blythe heard that; I went next morning and took Wilson - I asked if he knew any thing about it - he denied it, but in the afternoon he said "I shall tell all about this after I get to the Magistrate's;" he then said he was bathing in the river, with young Blythe, that they saw and took them.

LEONARD BAILEY . I live at Edmonton, and work on the barges. I was at play near the Angel one Wednesday, with Wilson and Taylor; John Blythe came up and Wilson said to him "Will you get us that?" John Blythe said Yes; and Taylor said "Where shall we go?" Wilson answered "There is some at Tottenham;" Blythe then said there were some at Hornsey, at Bury-street, some at Mr. Sand's, and some at Mr. Skinner's; Wilson said they would go to Hornsey after some - Taylor said very well; Taylor then said he was going up Tottenham - Wilson asked when he would be back - he said about eleven o'clock, and Wilson said that would be time enough - Taylor said they would be out all night.

Cross-examined. Q. Who were present? A. Taylor, Wilson, and John Blythe: I know where Blythe lives, and know his father. I never got into trouble about them.

THOMAS BLYTHE'S Defence. I am quite a stranger to this business: I am out from half-past four in the morning till seven or eight o'clock at night.

JOHN BLYTHE'S Defence. My father was out till late at night, and knew nothing about it.

The prisoners received a very good character.

THOMAS BLYTHE - GUILTY. Aged 52.

JOHN BLYTHE - GUILTY. Aged 20.

WILSON - GUILTY. Aged 15.

Recommended to Mercy . Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-167

1244. HENRY GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May, 250lbs. weight of lead, value 2l. 10s., and 1 fixture (i.e.) 1 copper, value 20s. , the goods of Gilbert Seliohe Edwards and Thomas Chamberlayne ; and JAMES ASPINALL was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen .

GILBERT SELIOHE EDWARDS. I am in partnership with Thomas Chamberlayne; we are coach-makers , and live in Newman-street, Oxford-street ; there was some lead on a house adjoining my premises. On the 15th of May, between six and seven o'clock in the morning, Grimes gave me information - I went with him to Aspinall's house in Wells-street, Oxford-street; in the kitchen there was a door locked on the right - a woman came and opened it, and there was a copper and some lead - Aspinall came down in a few seconds - I said this is my property; he said do not take any notice and it shall be made good; he said he was very sorry - I then sent for a man to take care of it.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Did you compare it with the lead left on your premises? - A. No.

JOSEPH GRIMES . I am a bricklayer. I saw a man carrying a copper up Newman-street, and followed him - I cannot say that it was either of the prisoners, if so they are very much altered - I went with the watchman and Mr.

Edwards to Aspinall's house to look at the copper - the watchman said if you can produce the man who brought the things here there will no harm come of it - and he produced Green at Mary-le-bone-street.

COURT. Q. Who was the man carrying the copper? - A. I cannot say; I think Green is the man that Aspinall produced, because he has been locked up; that is all my reason.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-168

1245. JOHN LATHAM HAWKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 1 1/2 yard of kerseymere, value 15s.; 1 yard of shalloon, value 2s.; 2 yards of calico. value 1s. 6d.; 2 skeins of silk, value 6d., and 2 yards of twist, value 6d. , the goods of John Kaines .

JOHN KAINES. I am a tailor , and live at Strutton-place, Strutton-ground, Westminster; the prisoner was my apprentice for about twelve months. I went out on the 5th of June, and returned about eight o'clock, and there was a boy of the name of Smith talking to the prisoner - I asked what he wanted - he said he came to ask for work - I told the prisoner to lock up the place - I went home and got my supper, and dozed in my chair till about eleven o'clock - I wondered the prisoner was not come - I went down to my shop, and found the door was open - the watchman had fastened it with a nail - I went there the next morning, and missed the materials for two waistcoats.

CHARLES WATTS . On Wednesday morning, the 7th of June, the prosecutor told me the prisoner had gone away with some articles - I met the prisoner on the Saturday following, and asked him to go with me to his master - he said he would not then, but would in the evening, after he had been to Somers'-town to see his sister; while we were talking, the street-keeper came up - I went for his master, who came and asked what he had done with the property - he said he had made them up, and pawned them.

JOHN BROWN . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Tottenham-court-road. I have a waistcoat pawned in the name of J. Smith - it was not by the prisoner, but a person much taller than him.

JOHN FOUCH . I am a pawnbroker. I have a waistcoat pawned in the name of J. Smith, not by the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-169

1246. RICHARD LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , 13 boot fronts, value 30s.; 6 boot backs, value 5s.; and 2lbs. weight of leather, value 7s. , the goods of Richard Cole , his master.

RICHARD COLE. I am a boot-maker , and live in Greek-street; the prisoner was two years in my employ - I had suspicion, and took an officer to his lodgings, on the 23d of May - I found him at home, and found some boot fronts, which are my property - he used to work at home, but came to my shop frequently.

Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Did he work by the piece for you? - A. Yes; at his own house - I turned over a great deal of leather, and said I could not say it was mine, but I can swear to this, by the figure No. 8. upon it - he never made but one pair of boots for me; he jobbed and mended; he had not work enough from me to keep him - I know this other piece by No. 6. on it; I know the blocking of these pieces from all others in the world.

GEORGE BLACKMAN . I am an officer. I went with Cole and took the prisoner; I found this leather in a box in his apartment.

Prisoner's Defence. I have had them by me many years.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-170

1247. JOSEPH BOSWARD and SAMUEL PAYNE were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , 22lbs. weight of lead, value 3s., belonging to John Williamson , and fixed to a certain building of his .

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a cabinet-maker, and live in Cock-alley. I was at John Williamson's slaughter-house on the 30th of May, between nine and ten o'clock in the evening;. I had been informed there was some one in there; I sent for Beavis, and told him to bring a candle; but before he came Bosward jumped out of the window, and I collared him; Payne then jumped out and hit me on the head - I seized him, and held them both till Beavis and the watchman came; they were then taken to the watch-house - I returned and picked up this lead and a knife, which appeared to have been cutting lead.

WILLIAM ANTHONY . I am a watchman. I went into this slaughter-house - Bosward was struggling with Smith, who had hold of both the prisoners - I took him to the watch-house, and then returned to the premises and saw the lead - I went in the morning, about half-past three o'clock, and saw the place where it had been taken from - it was the end of a gutter - I took an apron out of the gutter, which Payne owned and put on.

JOHN BURNESS . I was in the watch-house. I went the next morning and found the apron, and a piece of lead turned over, in it.

JOHN PEARCE . I had been on the premises all that day, and left about nine o'clock in the evening - the lead was all right then - I returned next morning, and found the water pouring in; the lead was gone from the gutter.(Property produced and sworn to.)

BOSWARD's Defence. I went to ease myself in the slaughter-house, and Smith seized me - I had not seen the lead.

Bosward received a good character.

BOSWARD - GUILTY . Aged 17.

PAYNE - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260622-171

1248. WILLIAM BUCKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 40lbs. weight of lead, value 5s., belonging to Henry Cook , and fixed to his dwelling house .

WILLIAM HANDS . I am a watchman of the Savoy. Mr. Henry Cook's house is in Waterloo-place - the back of it is in the Savoy. I was called by Mr. Cook's servant, about half-past ten o'clock at night, on the 31st of May - I went and told him to get my partner to stand at the back of the premises - I searched and found this piece of pipe near the gate, at the back of the house; it was entirely cut from the place where it had been, and put through the gate in order to be carried away - I came back and found the prisoner in my partner's custody - I found a pair of shoes

in a cart close by where the lead pipe laid; we took the prisoner to the watch-house; he had no shoes on, but he put on those I found; they just fitted him - next morning we compared the lead pipe with what was left, and it corresponded exactly; a knife was found in the cart where the shoes had been, and a basket by the side of the lead.

JOHN LAWRANCE . I am a watchman. I was ordered by the servant to go with him, and he placed me outside the premises, and said whoever was inside they could not get out, except by that gateway - when I had been there about ten minutes the prisoner came from an archway, close to Mr. Cook's premises; he had no shoes on - I asked him what took him there, as there was no thoroughfare - he said he had heard a cry of Thieves! and he went to hold a candle for a watchman, who had looked for the thieves - I held him, and he was taken to the watch-house; a pair of shoes were found in the cart, which fitted him.

SAMUEL BAYLIS . I am Mr. Henry Cook's servant. I was in the kitchen - I heard a noise, and called the watchman - this piece of pipe has been joined to the other in the back kitchen.

WILLIAM EDWARDS . On the morning after the prisoner had been taken, I went to search the premises, and found this knife behind the tail-board of the cart; it has a notch or two on it, and has had a blow on the back.

COURT to WILLIAM HANDS . Q. You made such an arrangement that the party could not get away? - A. Yes; there was no one else taken.

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing the Savoy, and heard one watchman call the other - I went, but saw nothing - I was coming back, and this watchman stopped me - I had been to see what was the matter; he kept me till the other watchman came; they took me to the watch-house, and persuaded me to take a pair of shoes - I was not worth any shoes.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-172

1249. MARY GANNON and ELEANOR COLLINS were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , 28 yards of printed cotton, value 1l. 9s., the goods of William Ashdown , privately in his shop .

WILLIAM ASHDOWN. I am a linen-draper , and live in the Commercial-road . The two prisoners came together to my shop between seven and eight o'clock in the evening of the 22d of May; they appeared to be friends - they wanted to look at some prints, which my young man showed them - they bought a yard and a half of one; their conduct excited my suspicion, but I did not see them take anything. Soon after they left I went out, and met my young man returning with them, and one of the prints which had been shown them.

THOMAS WILLIAMS . I am the shopman. A young man, who is not here, served the prisoners; I was opposite to them, on the other side of the counter; they bought a yard and a half of print, and paid Mr. Ashdown for it; they then went out - I followed them about twenty yards from the shop, then went up to them, and saw part of the print hanging down under the dress of Collins; I said,"You have got some print out of the shop;" she denied it, but I insisted she should return, which she did, and in coming back she dropped it; I took it up - there were twenty-eight yards of it; the piece they bought was found on them.

GANNON'S Defence. That person is telling a great falsity; he did not take it from her at all. I went to buy a bit of print; we had taken the print to the door to look at the colour, as it was rather dark; he came and said we were going to steal some.

GANNON - GUILTY. Aged 22.

COLLINS - GUILTY. Aged 24.

Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-173

1250. MARY RYAN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , 1 shawl, value 1l. 12s., the goods of William Davies , privately in his shop .

WILLIAM DAVIES. I am a linen-draper , and live in Chiswell-street . On the 22d of May the prisoner came to my shop alone; I saw her standing against the counter, at the further end of the shop, near to a lady, who was buying a shawl; I asked what she wanted - she showed me a very ancient pattern of print, and asked if I could match it; I saw she had something under her arm; I kept the pattern some time, and moved about, and then said I had not got the pattern; she left the shop - I followed, and brought her back - she dropped this shawl, and I detained her.(Property produced and sworn to.)

CHARLES HEWITT . I am shopman to Mr. Davies. - The prisoner took a shawl which I had shown a lady five minutes before - I did not watch her narrowly.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 36.

Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-174

1251. MARY CLUBB was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , 1 blanket, value 2s.; 1 rug, value 2s., and 1 sheet, value 1s., the goods of Severino Guzeer , in a lodging-room .

SARAH GUZEER . I am the wife of Severino Guzeer - we live in Gray's Inn-lane . The prisoner came in March, and took a three-pair of stairs back room, at 4s. 6d. a week - I asked her once for an iron, and could not get it; I then went into her room - she said it was not there, and she could not give it to me; I suspected some other things were gone, and on the Monday I took a constable, and the rug and blanket were gone.

WILLIAM CREE . I am a pawnbroker. I have a blanket and a rug, pawned by a woman, in the name of Brown, but I am not positive whether it was the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-175

1252. WILLIAM MORPHUS was indicted for embezzlement .

MICHAEL MACKLIN . I sell coals and potatoes . The prisoner was my servant - I intrusted him to receive money from ready money customers, but not money that was booked.

DOROTHY THORN . I deal with Mr. Macklin. About six weeks ago the prisoner brought me a bushel of coals, but I cannot say what day it was - he could not give me change for half-a-crown - he said, "Never mind, let it be till next week;" I gave him a shilling, and left the remainder till next week, when I gave him 1s. 8d., which made all right.

MICHAEL MACKLIN . It was his duty to pay the money when he came home; I cannot say when it was; he brought back a shilling, and brought an order to take a bushel of coals to a person in that house on the Monday morning; I said, "There is 4d. due there - if you get that it will make 1s. 8d."

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-176

1253. WILLIAM CHARLES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of James Robinson Haywood , from his person .

JAMES ROBINSON HAYWOOD. I am an attorney . I was in the Strand on Saturday last, about 4 o'clock, and felt something at my pocket; I put my hand down, and my handkerchief was gone; I looked round, and saw the prisoner passing - he dropped it on the ground; I seized him, and a street-keeper took him; I took up the handkerchief, and knew it to be mine.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor was walking before me; two young men walked in between, picked the pocket, and threw the handkerchief to me; I took it up, and the prosecutor laid hold of me; they were on the left side of the prosecutor, and he did not see them.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-177

1254. HENRY COILE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of William Arden Lewin , from his person .

WILLIAM ARDEN LEWIN. I am clerk to a merchant in the City. I was in Covent-garden on the 12th of June, and was stopped by an officer, who asked if I had not lost a handkerchief; I said I had, and in a few minutes I saw the prisoner taken, and the handkerchief was found in his trousers.

ANGELIOUS BERTRAUN . I am an officer. I was in King-street, and saw the prisoner, in company with two others, following the prosecutor; I saw one, who is not in custody, take the handkerchief, and give it to the prisoner; I ran after the one who took it, but lost him; I then went under the Piazzas, and soon afterwards saw the prisoner; I had before that spoken to the prosecutor, and got his name and address - he came up again while I had hold of the prisoner, and saw me take the handkerchief from his trousers, which he owned.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming from Covent-garden Theatre, and just by the snuff-maker's I saw the handkerchief laying - the officer came and took me as I was going back to call on a young man.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-178

1255. THOMAS SAYER and JOHN KING were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 6 half-crowns, 1 shilling, 1 sixpence, 4 halfpence, and 1 farthing, the monies of James Heath , from his person .

JAMES HEATH. I am an upholsterer , and live on the South-side of Finsbury-market. I had been out on the 8th of June, and had two or three pints of beer; I was going home a little before eleven o'clock at night, down Long-alley; I went into two public-houses to look for a cabinet-maker - first into the Admiral Vernon, and then into the White Swan, but I could not find him. The two prisoners followed me out of the White Swan, and as I was walking home four persons came and surrounded me, knocked me down with a stick, and cut my head; Sayer took the money from my pocket while the others surrounded me; I felt his hand in my pocket; I had five half-crowns of George III. and one of George IV., one shilling, one sixpence, and 2d.; they ran away. I pursued Sayer closely, and called Stop thief! he struck me several times, and knocked me down close at my own door; I was taken up for dead; he was taken by Cutbill. I have seen the money since; I believe King got away at that time, but he was at the office on another charge, and I knew him; I had not known either of the prisoners before.

Q. Are you certain of these men? A. Yes; Sayer is the man who took the money from me and beat me.

Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. What are you? A. I am a journeyman upholsterer - I work for Mr. Cutbill; I had a sofa doing for him. I never had a brain fever, and have never been attended for any complaint in the head. I began to drink that day about four o'clock; I had been to several places. When I was before the Magistrate, the first time, I mentioned I had been robbed, and said I had six half-crowns and 1s. 8 1/2d.; I had a sovereign from my wife, and that was part of the change - it was all in my right-hand breeches pocket. The prisoners had been in the public-house, but I was not a minute in the house - I only went in to look for my friend, and came out; I was attacked in the street a few minutes after I left the house; I raised a cry of Stop thief! a great many people ran after them - there was a great crowd at last. There were a great many persons running after the people who were running away. I swear I was perfectly sober; I believe I had taken three or four pints of beer, or I might have had five - I had not drank any liquor; it was in Long-alley, Moorfields, which is a great thoroughfare.

WILLIAM CUTBILL . I live in East-street, Finsbury, and am a chair manufacturer. I heard the cry of Stop thief! while I was at supper - I got up, and saw some people running towards Finsbury-market; I saw Sayer running towards me; I opened my arms, and caught him - I gave him to the constable. I then heard there had been a person knocked down - I went to see who it was, and it was the prosecutor - I thought he was dying.

Cross-examined. Q. What did Sayer say? A. He asked me to let him go, because he had done nothing; there were a great many people running.

JOSEPH WALTON . I am a headborough. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and came up while Cutbill had got Sayer on the ground; a stick and handkerchief were brought to me at the watch-house - I found on Sayer six half-crowns, a shilling, a sixpence, and 2 1/2d., which he brought out of his pocket. I found there were five half-crowns of one coin, and one of another.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you see the prosecutor that night? A. Yes; he did not say what sort of money he had lost. I went to him the next morning, and asked what he had lost; I told him I had found some money, but I did not tell him what; when he described the money I told him it was just the money I had found.

JOSEPH LOW . I am apprentice to my father, and live in Finsbury-market. On Thursday evening, the 8th of June, I was standing at the door, with my brother, and heard the cry of Stop thief! we ran to the place, and met Sayer running towards us; my brother tried to stop him, and he struck at him with a stick, which struck him on the arm and the eye; he went on, stumbled, and turned back - he then met the prosecutor, and struck him with the stick; Mr. Cutbill caught him in his arms, and they both fell - I went and took the stick from him; there were a great many people running.

HENRY ROSE . I heard the cry of Stop thief! opposite my door; I saw the prosecutor lying as has been described, and I took him up.

FRANCIS WHEELER . I live at the corner of Long-alley. I was standing at my door, opposite the Ship public-house, and saw the two prisoners go in there, in company - they seemed to know each other. Sayer had a stick in his hand; they came out in about three minutes, and went towards Sun-street; in about twenty minutes I heard the cry of Stop thief!

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know these two men? A. Yes.(Witnesses for the Defence.)

WILLIAM BRAY . I keep the White Swan, in Long-alley, and know both the prisoners. The robbery was committed on the 8th of June, and King came into my house about ten minutes before eleven o'clock that day, with a person named Stone, and a short time afterwards a person came in, and said there had been a robbery - that is all I know.

Q. How do you recollect so exactly the time he came in? A. Because we generally shut up at eleven o'clock; it might be ten minutes or a quarter before eleven.

ALICE BRANCH . My husband is a butcher, and lives at No. 42, Long-alley. I know King, by seeing him at Mr. Bray's bar. I went on the 8th of June, at very near eleven o'clock, and saw a parcel of tipsy men coming down the alley; I thought it was a lark - they ran up Christopher's-alley, and a man said Stop him! as I thought; I went on to Bray's, and saw King drinking at the bar; I cannot tell how long he had been there.

SAMUEL STONE . I am an officer of Moorfields liberty. I was coming along on the night in question, and saw King standing at Mr. Bray's door, with his pipe in his month - he had just come out - it was then about ten minutes before eleven o'clock, or nearly that time; I went into the house with him, and drank a drop of spirits, and staid there about twenty minutes; I have known him a good many years. I heard there had been a robbery - I do not know who did it.

JOHN GRAVES . I saw King in the bar about ten minutes before eleven o'clock; I had seen the prosecutor just before that, coming down the lane, very much in liquor; he was all but falling down; there was some woman by his side, but whether she was in company with him I cannot say; when I went into the house for my beer I saw King standing there; I had just left my work; I heard the cry of Stop thief! while I had the beer in my hand.

JAMES HEATH re-examined. Q. How far from Mr. Bray's house was it you was first attacked? A. Not more than three or four yards.

SAYER - GUILTY . Aged 26.

KING - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260622-179

Middlesex Cases - Fourth Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1256. JOSEPH ADAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 1 sovereign, and 1 half-crown, the monies of Edward Haywood , from his person .

The prosecutor's name being Edward Hayward, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260622-180

1257. PETER ANDREWS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , 1 tea-kettle, value 5s. , the goods of James Frasier .

JAMES FRASIER. I live in Cannon-street, and am a brazier . I saw my kettle safe at five o'clock on the 12th of May, and at six I found it was gone.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JAMES FOGG . I am a Thames Police surveyor. On the evening of the 12th of May I saw the prisoner in Rosemary-lane, with this kettle; I asked where he got it - he said what was that to me; he afterwards said he gave 3s. for it, in Ratcliffe-highway.

RICHARD CARTER . I took the prisoner from Fogg - he asked where I was going to take him - I said to the office; he then said, "I will tell you where I got it - give me your hand, and I hope you won't hurt me;" he then took me to the shop, and showed me the hook where he took it from.

GUILTY . Aged 47.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-181

1258. CHARLES BOZIER and WILLIAM BROWN were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , 1 pair of shoes, value 6d.; 10lbs. of nails, value 1s.; 3 pairs of hinges, value 3d., and 1 oil-stone, value 2s., the goods of Daniel Wilston ; 1 quart pot, value 1s., the goods of David Fotheringham ; and 1 pint pot, value 1s. , the goods of George Clark .

DANIEL WILSTON. I am a carpenter and joiner . - These articles are mine, and were safe on the 29th of May, at seven o'clock in the evening, under my bench, in an unfinished house in Connaught-square ; the windows were shut, and the door padlocked - I had the key in my possession. I went to work the next morning, at six o'clock, and missed the tools. I saw them at the watch-house the next morning. Fotheringham and Clark's pots were on the premises.

PETER ASHWORTH . I am a watchman. On Tuesday, the 30th of May, early in the morning, I saw the two prisoners in Lower Barclay-street, Portman-square, while I was calling half-past one o'clock; I followed them to Duke-street; I there stopped them, and asked what they had got-Bozier said nothing; I laid hold of his pocket, and found a quantity of nails; I asked what he had got there - he said "A few nails;" I asked if he was a carpenter - he said, "Why do you think I stole them?" I said I would know, and took him to the watch-house; I found on him a quart pot, squeezed in his hat, and a pair of shoes

- he had one shoe on his foot, and the other in his breast; I found a quantity of nails in Brown's coat pocket, a pint pot in his hat, an oil-stone in his breast, and a nail-bag round his shoulders - he gave no account how he came by them.

GEORGE CLARK. I keep the Hope public-house, at Paddington . This pot is mine.

BOZIER's Defence. This man was not with me when I took them - I asked him if he would have part of them, which, at last, he did.

BOZIER - GUILTY . Aged 18.

BROWN - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-182

1259. THOMAS GRANT was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , 2 mattresses, value 12s. , the goods of John Henman .

JOHN HENMAN. I am a mattress-maker . I live at No. 7, Charles-street, City-road . On the 3d of June, between five and six o'clock in the afternoon, I heard a knock at the door, and, on coming down stairs, I saw the prisoner going out with these two mattresses; I called him back - he put down the mattresses at the next house, and was going on - I collared him and brought him back - he said a gentleman had told him to take them.

JOHN LORD . I am a journeyman baker. I knocked at Mr. Henman's door - the prisoner passed me with these two mattresses - I made room for him to pass; Mr. Henman came down and called to him to stop, two or three times, and then he was secured.

Prisoner. Q. Did not I tell you a gentleman desired me to carry them? A. No; you said it would be all one a hundred years hence.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman called to me, and said "Will you carry this bundle to No. 45, Old-street, and I will pay you?" I took it up to follow him, and then this gentleman called to me to stop, and I did - the gentleman had gone forward. I am a poor man in the work-house - if I was to die this very minute I came by it innocently.

JOHN LORD re-examined. Q. Did you see any gentleman near the place? A. No; the prosecutor asked his reason for taking them, and he kneeled down and begged a thousand pardons for him to let him off.

GUILTY . Aged 60.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260622-183

1260. EDWARD RHODES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 1 coat, value 20s. , the good of Thomas Joyce .

THOMAS JOYCE. I am a provision merchant . Between twelve and one o'clock, on the 1st of June, I left my cart on Saffron-hill , with my coat in it; while I was looking into a shop opposite I heard a cry of "There is a man running away with your coat!" I saw the prisoner running, and I followed him up Castle-street - I saw him drop the coat - I took it up, and pursued him till he was taken on Mutton-hill. The coat was safe five minutes before.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I took up the prisoner - the prosecutor has had the coat ever since.

CHARLES LANKENHALL . On the 1st of June I saw the cart on Saffron-hill; the prisoner went and took the coat off the seat - he ran up Castle-street, and into Onslow-street, with it.

Prisoner's Defence. As I was walking up Saffron-hill I heard a cry of Stop thief! I ran after the man, and he dropped the coat - I took it up and followed him - I droped it again.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-184

1261. MATILDA STOKES was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , 1 waistcoat, value 1s., and 1 coat, value 2s. , the goods of Daniel Kennedy .

DANIEL KENNEDY. I am a pawnbroker , and live in Brick-lane . I was in my shop on the 11th of May, and saw the prisoner outside watching; my attention was called away for two or three minutes, and then I saw her again stooping, as if to avoid being seen; I ran out - she had then got about twenty yards off; I took her in Old-street, and found this property on her - she said she was in great distress.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was looking in at the window, and these things were laying on the stones - I took them up.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18260622-185

1262. FRANCIS SMIRK and RICHARD MAPPERLY were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 3s. , the goods of Benjamin Chaplin Griffin .

BENJAMIN CHAPLIN GRIFFIN. I was in Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields , on the 6th of June, about ten o'clock in the evening - Boston came and told me I had lost my handkerchief, which had been in my left-hand coat-pocket; I had not seen any one take it; he gave it to me about ten minutes afterwards.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN BOSTON . I was with Bertraun and Roberts on the 6th of June, in Great Queen-street. I saw the two prisoners together - Mapperly took the handkerchief from this gentleman's pocket - Smirk was by his side - I told him of it; I afterwards saw the handkerchief taken from the flap of Mapperly's breeches; they were both taken in a passage in Stone-cutter-street.

Cross-examined by Mr. BARRY. Q. Where was the handkerchief taken? A. In Great Queen-street - it was taken from the prisoner about 4 or 500 yards from there. I am a porter, but I knew the officers, and was talking to them.

THOMAS ROBERTS . I was with Bertraun and Boston in Great Queen-street; the two prisoners went up Stonecutter-street; Bertraun and I followed, and took them in a court there; I saw Mapperly searched, and this handkerchief taken from his flap - Smirk and him were sitting down.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you sure that Smirk was with him when the handkerchief was taken? A. Yes; I was on the other side of the way - Bertraun could not go after them fast - he is lame.

ANGELIOUS BERTRAUN . I saw the two prisoners in New-street, and then in Great Queen-street; I did not see the handkerchief drawn, but I went after them, and saw

them sitting at a door in the court. I took this handkerchief from Mapperly's breeches.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not Smirk say he had just joined him? A. No, he did not - he said he had been to bathe.

MAPPERLY's Defence. Mr. Roberts called the other officer, and he said "Tom - I will tell you what, we had better say, we saw them in New-street and followed them to Queen-street.

THOMAS ROBERTS. There was not a word passed between us.

SMIRK's Defence. I left my master's employ about a quarter before eight o'clock, and said I was going to bathe- I came home through New-street, and down Queen-street; I sat down on a step, in a court - the other prisoner came and sat by me, and asked what time it was.

SMIRK - NOT GUILTY .

MAPPERLY - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-186

1263. ANN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June , 1 watch, value 3l., and 4 half-crowns, the goods of Thomas Laman , from his person .

THOMAS LAMAN. I am a seaman , and live in Nightingale-lane. Last Sunday evening I went with the prisoner to a room in Rose-court ; I gave her 4s. to stop with her that night; I had four half-crowns in my trousers pocket; we went to bed between eleven and twelve o'clock; I had left my trousers on the chair; she got up in half an hour, and said she would get a light of the watchman; I heard her fumbling my clothes about, and some money fell on the floor; she then went out and did not return; I found two half-crowns in the morning at day-light. I have not seen the money since, nor my watch; I am positive of her person - when she was taken she said she knew me, but had not been with me.

THOMAS OBORNE . I am watch-house-keeper. On Tuesday night the prosecutor brought the prisoner to the watch-house, and said she had robbed him; she said she did not know him - she said she lived at No. 19, Rose-court - I went there but found nothing.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-187

1264. JOHN COPE was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 lamp, value 10s. the goods of Charles Clarke , his master.

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

CHARLES CLARKE. I live in Bunhill-row, and am employed by the Gas Company . The prisoner was in my employ, and had the principal management of a place in Seymour-place, Bryanstone-square, Mary-le-bone; he left me on Monday, the 27th of May; three lamps had been taken from a customers - two of which were sold by my consent, and one was taken into the shop or store-room in Seymour-place; I afterwards missed it; Grady, my apprentice, gave me information, and the lamp was found at Drummond's, who is an occasional helper to my men; I cannot identify it, as I had not seen it before - it was bought of Edwards, in Crawford-street.

Cross-examined by Mr. ALLEY. Q. You are a watch-case-maker? A. Yes, but I have lately undertaken some gas-works. I am ignorant of the manner in which this business is conducted, and employed the prisoner to conduct it for two or three years. Mr. Edwards, of Crawford-street, wanted some lights, and a job was done for him to the amount of between 8 and 9l.; the prisoner told me he took three lights in part payment for the work, and I was not pleased that he did so without consulting me - he did not say he would take them himself, and make me the same allowance; he did not say he would get the other cleaned and lacquered, and I should sustain no loss.

THOMAS DRUMMOND . I was in the prosecutor's employ, but not when Cope gave me the lamp to get cleaned and lacquered; he gave it to me from the side of the wall, and told me it was his; I do not know whether he was in the prosecutor's employ at that time - he was about to leave him, but he had the keys.

Cross-examined. Q. Then this passed honestly and fairly? A. Yes - he did not enjoin me to keep it secret. I believe the prisoner has since set up in business for himself.

JOHN SEALBY . I was servant to Mr. Edwards. This lamp did belong to him.

Prisoner's Defence. It is a kind of jealously between me and Mr. Clarke; I understood the business, and he does not. When I ordered the lamp to be taken I told the young man it belonged to me; I had agreed to fit up three lamps for Mr. Edwards, for 7l., and the old lamps - Mr. Clarke said the lamps were of no use to him; I said I could get 12s. for them at the next door, and he was to make me an allowance for them.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-188

1265. JOSHUA GAUCHEY was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of June , 2 sheets, value 10s., the goods of Harriet Sarah Watts , spinster , in a lodging-room .

HARRIET SARAH WATTS. I am single, and live at the Barns public-house, St. Martin's-lane . I let the prisoner a bed for one night, on the 22d of June; this pair of sheets was on the bed - I missed them the next morning, as he was going down stairs; he had paid for the lodging; I called the servant to detain him; the prisoner denied having them; I sent for a constable, and before he came the prisoner took one sheet from his hat, and the other from under his coat.

THOMAS CUSS. I am a constable. I was sent for, and found these sheets on a bench in the back parlour; Mrs. Watts said the prisoner took one from his hat, and the other from round his body; he did not deny it; there were ten duplicates found on him, and 3s. 6d. in money.

Prisoner's Defence. I arose by half-past eight o'clock, and was going out; Mrs. Watts said, Stop! and she sent for a constable; the sheets were found on the bench, they were not on me.

GUILTY. Aged 29.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260622-189

1266. JAMES KING CLARKE was indicted for embezzlement .

CHARLES WALKER . I am a linen-draper ; the prisoner was in my service. He went out on the 17th of May, but did not return; he was to collect monies from various persons, and Mr. August was one; he never accounted to me for any money received from him; he was found about

sixty miles from London, beyond Dorking, on the following Saturday; he had been two years in my service, and behaved very well.

ELIZABETH AUGUST . I am the wife of William August. On the 17th of May, I paid the prisoner 9s. in shillings for Mr. Walker; he gave me a memorandum - which I produce.

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

JURY to Mr. WALKER. Q. Was he in the habit of making up his accounts every evening? - A. Yes; he did once stop a day or two, a short time before this - I reprimanded him, and he said he would never do the like again.

GUILTY. Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-190

1267. ANN WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 2 sheets, value 4s.; 1 blanket, value 3s.; 1 set of fire-irons, value 3s., and 1 candlestick, value 6d., the goods of Catherine Tibbey , widow , in a lodging-room .

CATHERINE TIBBEY. I am a widow, and live in Orchard-street, Westminster ; I let a lodging furnished to the prisoner on the 3d of December. She went out on the 23d of May, about nine o'clock in the morning, and said she should return next night, but did not; I called an officer, on the 27th of May, who opened the door, and the articles, stated in the indictment, were missing; they had been a part of the furniture of the room.

JOHN SHIRLOCK SIMPSON . I am an officer. I went to Mrs. Tibbey's house; the room was locked; she brought up some keys, and I opened the door; I found the prisoner on the 21st of June, at Woolwich, and found these three duplicates on her at the watch-house.

LEONARD NEEDS . I am a pawnbroker. I have a blanket pawned with me on the 2d of February, but I cannot say by whom.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a pawnbroker. I have a sheet pawned by the prisoner.

EDWARD STORE . I am a pawnbroker. I have a sheet pawned by the prisoner on the 21st of May.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded extreme poverty.

GUILTY. Aged 47.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Ten Days .

Reference Number: t18260622-191

1268. RICHARD CALLAGHAN and WILLIAM WATKINS were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 2 planes, value 2s. , the goods of John Humphreys .

JOHN HUMPHREYS. I am a carpenter . These two planes were in a shed in my yard, at Vauxhall-bridge ; I saw them safe this day week; a watchman brought them to me last Tuesday; I then missed them; they have my name on them.

THOMAS SMITH . I saw the two prisoners on my beat on Monday, the 19th of June, about twenty minutes before five o'clock; they were about a quarter of a mile from Mr. Humphreys; Callaghan had these planes, which he dropped when I spoke, and they ran away; I sprung my rattle and pursued them; two other watchmen assisted in taking them; I never lost sight of them; I asked how they came by them, and one of them said they could not tell.

THOMAS KILBY . I took Callaghan, who was running.

CALLAGHAN's Defence. This young man gave them to me.

WATKIN's Defence. I picked them up, and this young man carried them.

CALLAGHAN - GUILTY . Aged 24.

WATKINS - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-192

1269. MARY ANN ELLIOTT and MARY HARLOW were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of June , 1 earthenware image, value 2s. , the goods of William Butler .

WILLIAM BUTLER. I live in Crown-street, Oxford-street . Last Thursday the two prisoners came and asked the price of some plates - I sold them two for three halfpence - I then saw one of them with something under her shawl - they came back, and wanted a baking dish - I served them, but kept my eye upon them - I saw Elliott snatch something from the counter, and said "I do not like the looks of your shawl;" she turned to go out, and I seized her - Harlow tried to get her away; the officer came up and secured them - I took the image from Elliott.

JOHN WOODWARD . I received the prisoner, Elliott, and this image from Mr. Butler - the prisoners wanted me to go to their house, which I refused; Elliott said,"There goes the other woman;" I told another officer to go and take her; she ran down Crown-street, and he took her.

HARLOW's Defence. I went and bought the plates; he turned round, and snatched the image out of her hand; my back was towards her.

ELLIOTT's Defence. I took the image to ask the price.

ELLIOTT - GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined One Months .

HARLOW - GUILTY . Aged 39.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18260622-193

FOURTH DAY. MONDAY, JUNE 26.

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury,

Before Mr. Common Serjeant.

1270. JOSEPH PARSONS and GEORGE HILSLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 1 basket, value 2s., and 30 carpenter's tools, value 2l. 14s. , the goods of Thomas Kippen .

The prisoners pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-194

1271. WILLIAM GENT and HENRY SCOTT were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 2 blankets, value 2s.; 1 sheet, value 6d., and 1 quilt, value 6d. , the goods of Emma Abbott , widow .

EMMA ABBOTT. I am a widow, and lodge in a front room, on the first floor, in Rose-lane, Spitalfields . On the 9th of June I went into another lodger's room; I had not gone to bed - I left my room door open, and a light there- I returned in a quarter of an hour, and missed two blankets, a sheet, and a quilt, which were safe when I left the room - I went down, and found the watchman in the passage with them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE HUBBARD . I am a watchman. On the 9th of

June, at half-past one o'clock, I saw two men come out of the prosecutrix's passage; I believe it was the prisoners; they had nothing with them - they were dressed as the prisoners are, in black coats, and one of them had a light waistcoat; I went into the passage, and saw these articles - I left them there, and went to the corner, to look after them; I saw the prisoners brought to the watch-house just before two o'clock, and I believe they are the men who came out of the passage.

JOHN CLAYTON . I am a weaver, and live in Moorfields. On the morning of the 9th of June the two prisoners passed me and Mr. Almond - one of them came back to the other, and pulled his hat over his eyes; I stooped down: there was a gas-light, so that I had a good view of their features; I had known them by sight before - this was about forty yards from Rose-lane; Hubbard then came, and asked if two men had passed that way; we listened for a moment, and heard them running across the way; Almond spoke to one of them, and he said he was going home, but he ran off in a different direction; we ran different ways, and Almond took them in Whitechapel-road; Gent said at the watch-house, "I only did it out of a lark - I hope you won't lock me up" - Scott said nothing.

THOMAS ALMOND . I was with Glayton in Wentworth-street, near Rose-lane, on the 9th of June, between one and two o'clock in the morning; I saw the two prisoners running - Gent was first; I asked if they were going to bed; the watchman called soon afterwards; I ran one way, and Clayton another: we secured them. When we got to the watch-house the watchman said they were the two men who had taken the blankets; they made no reply, but, when the prosecutrix looked at the things, Gent said they only did it for a lark.

GENT'S Defence. I know a young body in the house, and happened to go into the prosecutrix's room; I took the things off the bed, and put them on the stairs - I said"She will find them now." I went away, but did not run.

SCOTT'S Defence. I was coming from the Theatre, and met the other prisoner; we went to the night house, had something to drink, and then Mr. Almond came and took us.

JURY to Mrs. ABBOTT. Q. Was the bed made ready for you to go to bed? A. Yes; and the things were found rolled up in the passage. The prisoners are not known at our house.

GENT - GUILTY . Aged 23.

SCOTT - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-195

1272. JOHN CRUMP , DANIEL SWIMLEY , and FREDERICK TERRY were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of June , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of William Barclay , from his person .

WILLIAM BARCLAY. I live in Leicester-square. On the 22d of June, about eight o'clock in the evening, I was in the Hay-market ; and on turning the corner the officer gave me information - I felt my pocket, and missed my handkerchief; the officer pursued the prisoners, and got it - this is it; I had not seen them near me.

THOMAS GOOK . I am an officer. I saw the prosecutor; the three prisoners and another went up to him; they then left him, and soon afterwards came up to him again, and one of them took the handkerchief; I told the gentleman, and then ran and overtook them in Coventry-street - I met another officer, and told him to follow me; we saw the four persons - they ran in different directions. I had first seen them following the gentleman in Panton-street. My opinion is that Crump took the handkerchief, but I cannot swear to it.

Prisoner CRUMP. Q. You said at the office that you saw me take hold of the gentleman's pocket, and put it down again? A. Yes, you did the first time; I saw the handkerchief on the ground at the place where they all ran away. I did not see it picked up.

EDWARD BOOTHMAN . I am a constable. On the 22d of June, about eight o'clock at night, I received information from Gook, and joined him in pursuit of the three prisoners and another person - I seized one, and Gook the others - I saw the handkerchief lying on the ground; it was picked up by a by-stander and given to me; I had Terry in my hand at the time; I pulled him along after the other, but he could not run fast.

SWIMLEY's Defence. I heard the cry of Stop thief! the man came and laid hold of me - these two boys I never saw before.

CRUMP - GUILTY . Aged 16.

SWIMLEY - GUILTY . Aged 13.

TERRY - GUILTY . Aged 11.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-196

1273. WILLIAM HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , 1 ream of paper, value 24s., the goods of Charles Joseph Hullmandel , his master .

CHARLES JOSEPH HULLMANDEL. I am a Lithographic printer , and live in Great Marlborough-street . On the 11th of May I received information, and I marked about every tenth sheet of a ream of paper, which Walton, my warehouseman, placed in a situation from whence I was told the prisoner intended to take it - I did not see him place it - he is not here; I gave it him about six o'clock in the evening; I saw it again at the Office on the 18th.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Your young man is not here to tell us whether he gave it to the prisoner or not? - A. No.

JAMES CARTER . I am journey-boy to Mr. Hullmandel. On the 1st of May the prisoner came to me, and asked if I wanted any money - I Yes, said if he could give me any - on the 11th of May, he said he had been to see if he could sell a ream of paper, but the man would only give 12s., and he wanted 14s.; I told my master, who told me to go on with it; the prisoner then said he could not sell that card paper, but he wished we could get a ream of post, and he could sell it; my master marked one, and gave it to the warehouseman to put in a particular place in the yard - the prisoner then came and placed half of it in his waistcoat and trousers, and told me to do the same; as we were going out the officer stopped us.

Cross-examined. Q. Then you thought you was doing right? - A. Yes; I had not agreed to any thing before I told my master - I have been there three years - all the time the prisoner was there he bore a good character - Walton, the warehouseman, is in good health.

WILLIAM CARTER. My brother James gave me information - I went with the officer, and took the prisoner at the end of Poland-street.

BENJAMIN SCHOFIELD . I took the prisoner, and took this paper from the waistband of his breeches; he was with James Carter.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the property till ten minutes before it was taken from me; that witness said if I would take some paper out of such a ream, he would bring it down; and when I was going out, at seven o'clock, he said, "I have got it down, you take some and I will take the other."

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-197

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1274. EMMA BARKER was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of June , 3 gowns, value 7s.; 1 pair of stays, value 1s.; 1 shift, value 2s., and 1 apron, value 6d., the goods of Mary Sime , spinster ; and 1 gown, value 1s. , the goods of Joseph Hoskin .

ELIZABETH BLIGHT. I am matron of the Refuge for the Destitute, Hackney-road . The prisoner was received there last Saturday week, and on Friday morning, about half-past three o'clock, she came into my room with the messenger's shawl on, and was going out from my window with a bundle, which contained three gowns, a shift, and a handkerchief - she opened the window, and attempted to get out - I stopped her, and asked where she was going - she made no answer, but went into the messenger's room, and I followed her.

MARY SIME. I was in the house. About half-past three o'clock the matron came to my room with the prisoner and this bundle - she had some of my clothes on(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOSEPH HOSKINS. I am superintendent of the establishment , and have the care of the property. The prisoner came to the house from Worship-street, under a charge of felony.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-198

1275. ELIZABETH WILTSHIRE and ROBERT BRIDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of June , 8lbs. of beef, value 4s., and 4lbs. of bread, value 8d., the goods of James Lemon , their master .

JAMES LEMON. I am a schoolmaster , and live at Enfield; the prisoners were my cook and gardener . I found a basket containing eight pounds of beef, and nearly a quartern loaf of bread, (about two-thirds of a loaf, in one piece,) there was 3 1/2lbs. of roast beef - and a piece more - they were in the gardener's tool-house; the rest was in slices - I called my gardener to me, and asked if it was his; he said Yes, the cook gave it to him - I then took him to the kitchen, and asked the cook if she had done so; she said Yes, with permission of her mistress.

SARAH ANN LEMON . I am the prosecutor's wife. I allowed my cook formerly to give away bits of meat off the plates, and pieces of waste; but I had forbidden it lately.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-199

1276. JAMES TURNEY was indicted for manslaughter .

Mr. ALLEY conducted the prosecution.

Upon the evidence of Mr. Prince, a surgeon, of Newington, it appeared the deceased had died from natural causes.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-200

1277. MARY EDWARDS and BETSEY JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 3 teaspoons, value 12s.; 1 table-cloth, 7s.; 2 plates, value 1s.; 1 dish, value 6d., and 1 cork-screw, value 2s. , the goods of Charles Harris .

CHARLES HARRIS. I am a sadler , and live in Arundel-street, Strand . I let the prisoner Edwards part of my second and ground floor, furnished, at two guineas a week; she brought Jones with her as a Lady's maid. She represented herself as having a daughter about to be married, and she had come from Bristol to take a furnished house for her, and wanted apartments for herself, her cook, and Lady's maid; she agreed to bring her own plate and linen; she came on Friday, the 16th of June, and was very tipsy - I thought she was ill - she said she had been travelling a long way; I made her a glass of brandy and water, and then left her to her maid; I told my wife to be careful of her; they went to bed and, I believe, got up together and went out the next morning. - When I came home at night I heard something which excited my suspicion; I went out on Monday morning, and came home about seven o'clock in the evening, and sat up that night watching - I saw Edwards, her cook, and her servant, on the ground floor, packing up some things; I went up stairs about ten o'clock, and my servant called me down, when I saw Jones lighting the cook out with a bundle; I then looked through the window, and saw Jones and Edwards, with a bundle under each of their arms, with the door in their hands, ready to go out - I heard one of them say "Hush - they are coming!" I went in and stopped them; I found part of a pot of honey, and one of my silver spoons, in one basket.

Prisoner EDWARDS. Q. Did you see me packing any thing up? A. Yes, and when Jones was going out with the basket you took it from her and put it down. You had this honey and spoon, a Stilton cheese, and many other things, in it; this spoon is mine.

COURT. Q. Did you leave this spoon in the room? A. No - they had got it somehow - it had not been lent to them.

EDWARDS' Defence. This young lass brought up three spoons in the morning, with the breakfast, and afterwards she brought up but one - I said "Where are the other spoons?" she said they were down in the kitchen - I did not know the spoon was in the honey.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-201

1278. PATRICK CUNNINGHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , 1 trowel, value 2s., the goods of William Pratt ; 1 trowel, value 2s., the goods of William Geary , and 2 trowels, value 4s. , the goods of William Dowden .

WILLIAM PRATT. I am a bricklayer . On the 3d of June I was at work at the New Church, New-road, Mary-le-bone ; I left my trowel there, and returned on Monday morning, and missed it; the prisoner worked there as a bricklayer's labourer .

WILLIAM GEARY. I lost a trowel out of the same work

shop, on the Monday morning - the door had not been opened but the shutters were taken down.

WILLIAM DOWDEN. I had two trowels in the shop - they were missed on the Monday.

MALACHI ENGLISH . I am a watchman. On Sunday morning, the 4th of June, I heard a noise, about half-past one o'clock, in a timber-yard, and saw the prisoner come over a gate, about five feet and a half high; I asked him what he was up to - he said he had lost his way - I asked him to walk with me, but did not say where - he gave me the slip and ran off - I sprang the rattle and pursued him- he was taken and the trowels found under his coat.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been down to the parish of St. Martin's, where some money was owing to me; I was detained till eleven o'clock at night - when I came to my lodging they were all in bed - I thought I would go and lie in the building till morning; when I got up I did not know what I was doing - when I got into the street the watchman came to me, and said "You are drunk;" I am quite innocent of the crime.

GUILTY . Aged 91.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-202

1279. THOMAS FARREL was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of June , 1 pair of scales, value 5s. , the goods of John Halse .

JOHN HALSE. I am a carpenter , and live in Great Titchfield-street . I lost a pair of scales on the 23d of June.

HENRY CHURCH . I live with Mr. Dale. I saw the prisoner take the scales from Mr. Halse's, about two o'clock on the 23d of June; he stood at the private door, put his hand through the rails, and put them into his hat; I told Mrs. Halse - she sent a man after him who followed him to Seven Dials, where he was taken. I am quite certain of his person - they have not been found at all.

JAMES ANSTICE . I was with Church. I saw the prisoner take the scales - I am quite sure of his person - he went away with two or three more, then came back again, and stood there again.

JAMES DONOVAN . I am a watchman. I took the prisoner - he had nothing on him.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-203

1280. JOSEPH JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 12 knives, value 6s., and 12 forks, value 3s. , the goods of Joseph Groves .

JANE GROVES . I am the wife of Joseph Groves - we live in Shepherdess'-walk, City-road . On the 16th of June, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the day, I lost some knives and forks from a table within my garden fence - they were tied up in a parcel, exposed for sale with other goods; there was an alarm given - I ran after the prisoner and saw him taken - he was brought back - I had seen him pass several times - I lost sight of him as he turned the corner into the brick fields.

MARTIN DORAN . I was at work in the brick-fields, and saw the prisoner run by me - the people called Stop thief! I ran after him to Pickford's wharf, and before I took him he threw these things from his hand at a gentleman's door - I told a man to pick them up, which he did, and gave them to me; I brought the prisoner and the property back, and gave it to Davis.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I am a jeweller. The prisoner ran by my door on the 16th of June - I ran after him - Doran brought him back to me, and gave me the knives and forks.

RICHARD CONSTANTINE . I am a constable, and took the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. There were five or six boys together - it was not me who took them.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-204

1281. JOHN TURNER was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , 2 shirts, value 5s. , the goods of William Clark .

WILLIAM CLARK. I live in Brewer-street, and am a tailor . On the 24th of May, between twelve and two o'clock, the prisoner came down the area into the kitchen, and took these shirts - I pursued him - he dropped them in the area, and was taken before I lost sight of him.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-205

1282. JOHN WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , 1 coat, value 1l.; 1 waistcoat, value 2s.,; 1 shirt, value 2s.; 2 shirt-collars, 6d.; 1 handkerchief, 1s.; 1 pair of spectacles, value 5s., and 13 shillings , the property of Thomas Mills .

THOMAS MILLS. I am a hair-dresser , and live in Great Sutton-street . The prisoner was my errand-boy ; he slept in the same bed with me; I awoke in the morning of the 20th of June, about half-past three o'clock, and missed him and these articles - I saw them again at Marlborough-street, when I was sent for.(Property produced and sworn to).

HENRY CUTHBERT . I am an officer. On Tuesday morning, about half-past two o'clock, I saw the prisoner with a parcel in his hand - I asked what he had got - he said some clothes, and he was going to the Borough.

Prisoner. There were two shirts, and one is mine.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-206

1283. WILLIAM WALLER and THOMAS TUNKS were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of April , 3 shirts, value 15s. , the goods of William Hall .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-207

1284. ELEANOR LEARY was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of June , 1 watch-case, value 5s., the goods of Thomas Clark , from his person .

THOMAS CLARK. I am a watch-maker . On Thursday night last, about twenty minutes after ten o'clock, I was in Broad-street, St. Giles'; I had two watch-cases in each of my pockets - I met the prisoner at the corner of Vine-street - she asked me to go up there, saying she wanted to speak to me; I went up the court and she took a silver case out of my pocket; I put my hand into my pocket and missed the case - I went back and accused her of it, which she denied; I called the watchman, and gave

charge of her - she took the case out of her pocket and gave it to me.

MAURICE CONNELL . I heard the cry of Watch! I took the prisoner in Broad-street - she took the case out of her pocket and gave it to the prosecutor.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met the prosecutor, and he said he wanted to speak to me - he pulled me about a good deal - I was going on an errand, and I kicked against this watch-case; I went down the street.

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-208

1285. THOMAS WISEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , 42lbs. of brass sword-furniture, value 20s.; 14lbs. of brass pistol-furniture, value 7s.; 7 pistols, value 5l.; 11lbs. of brass, value 5s.; 19 musket and pistol locks, value 6s.; 28 sword blades, value 2s.; 3lbs. of iron buckles, value 2s.; 7 powder-horns, value 1s.; 2lbs. of brass wire, value 1s.; 2lbs. of locks and springs, value 6d.; 19 points of steel ramrods, value 3d.; 6 springs, value 3d., and 29 wooden gripes, value 2d. , the goods of our Lord, the King .

Mr. BOLLAND conducted the prosection.

HENRY YATES . I am a constable. On the 14th of May I saw a woman going into the shop of a dealer in marine stores at Wapping - I followed her, and saw some brass furniture of sword-handles in the scale; I took it before the Magistrate - Judge was made acquainted with it, and we went together to the prisoner's house, in King Henry-yard - we there found some more property.

WILLIAM JUDGE . I am Thames-police surveyor. I went to the prisoner's house - he was not at home - I then went to the office of Mr. Bellis, the Inspector of Ordnance, in the Tower, where the prisoner was at work; I told him his wife had been stopped with some brass; he clasped his hands together and said "I am a ruined man!" and begged Mr. Bellis to forgive him. I returned to his house, and found the articles, which I have here, in the back front room; I then went up stairs, and, in a room which was locked, I found some pistols - I was about to open a box - the prisoner said that was the worst job of all - I there found some musket and pistol locks.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did he ever tell you he had taken these things? A. No - he said "I am a ruined man" - I believe he is a dealer in flints.

JONATHAN BELLIS . I am master furbisher of the Tower . The prisoner has been twenty-two years in the service of the Ordnance department - his employ was to brush arms - he worked from seven in the morning till eight in the evening; he had access to the armoury. These are the property of his Majesty - they were returned from the various volunteer corps. The prisoner asked my forgiveness - I said "Wiseman, you should have thought of this before - it is not in my power to pardon you."

Cross-examined. Q. He is married, I believe? A. Yes, and had a good character - there are sales of ordnance, but nothing of this kind - the brass was never sold - I never understood that he dealt in any of these things.

Prisoner. The property is mine.

The prisoner received an excellent character.

GUILTY. Aged 48.

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

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-209

1286. ABRAHAM TOWNSEND was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January , 9 bushels of oats, value 18s. , the goods of Jenkin Jones ; and RICHARD SEABROOK , THOMAS WIGHTON , and WILLIAM BUTLER were indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well-knowing it to have been stolen .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

JENKIN JONES. I live at Staines, in Middlesex, and am a linen-draper . I bought fourteen quarters and a half of oats the latter part of the year, they were put over a cart-house; Rush looked after my horse, and did odd jobs - he lived four months with me, and I had a good character with him. The prisoner Townsend was taken up and tried upon some other charge - and, in consequence of some suspicion, I directed that Rush should be taken up, but he got away the same night, the 21st of January; I had some sacks, with the name of Gold, of Brentford, on them - I cannot say exactly when they were on my premises; I had seen them about a month before the 18th of January.

Cross-examined by Mr. ALLEY. Q. Does not Mr. Gold deal in malt very extensively? A. Yes.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Is Rush in your service still? A. No - he went away; he did not give any account of this till the others were in custody.

BENJAMIN RUSH . I was in the service of Mr. Jones about six months; I became acquainted with Townsend, who is a harness-maker, about Christmas last; he asked me, more than once, to get things from my master for him - at last I agreed; he came and called me up in the morning, and I let him into the yard, to get some of Mr. Jones' oats - it was in January, but I do not know on what day; I got up, and was down in the stable between six and seven o'clock - he went up to the loft, and got three sacks of oats; he brought one sack with him - the other two sacks were in the loft, empty, and they were filled that morning; two of them had the name of William Gold, Brentford, on them; he threw them out of the loft, and carried them upon his back; I went with him with the last sack, to Seabrook's premises, and put them into a cart in the shed; they remained there till the evening, covered with hay; I met Townsend that evening, and went to Wighton's house; I did not go on Seabrook's premises - I stood in the road; this was before I went to Wighton's; Butler was with us - Wighton then came, and took two sacks away from Seabrook's premises, in a wheelbarrow - Seabrook was on the premises, I saw him take the third sack out of the cart, and shoot it into the stable; I went down to Wighton's - the two sacks were then taken out of the wheelbarrow by Wighton and Butler, and taken to the back premises; I staid in the road - one sack was brought back by Townsend, which he gave to me, and I carried it back; it had the mark of William Gold, Brentford; I went with Townsend on the Saturday following, to Wighton's house - he was not at home; we then returned to Seabrook's, and he was not at home; we then went to Wighton's, and he was at home - Cooper was in his shop; Townsend went in, and Butler said, "What are you come

after?" he said, "Money for the corn;" Butler went to the back premises, and Wighton came out; they had some conversation, but I could not exactly hear what it was; Wighton said, "What do you want for the oats?" he said, "I do not know exactly;" Wighton said, "I will give you 8s. a sack - I have had some from the bargemen for that;" he paid down 16s. on the blocks, for the two sacks; Townsend took it up, and said it would do very well, and he threw back a shilling for Cooper and Butler to drink; Townsend and I then came up the street together - he paid me 4s., and said he would give me 4s. more. I ran away on Sunday night, the 22d of January, and was apprehended by the patrol on the 22d of May. I was going to tell him of it I had been taken up two hours.

Cross-examined by Mr. ALLEY. Q. Upon your oath, when you were before the Magistrate did you not say that you saw one of the sacks shot into the bin in Wighton's stable? A. Yes; and I persist in saying so now.

Q. Upon your oath, do not you know that there is no bin in it? A. I did not say into the bin - I said I saw it shot; I do not know exactly whether there is a bin in it - there must be something to shoot it into. I cannot read.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Then how do you know the name of Gold was on it? A. Because there were some sacks came from him.

JOHN EMERSON. I am an officer. I apprehended Wighton on the 24th of May - he said, "I know what you want - it is about the corn job."

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-210

1287. JACOB COHEN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , 1 watch, value 10l. , the goods of Philip Phillips .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-211

London Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1288. JAMES CRAWFORD was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Ham , about the hour of two in the afternoon of the 16th of May , at St. Sepulchre (he and others therein being), and stealing 4 gold watches, value 80l., one capped and jewelled seconds movement, value 2l., and 1 gold chased runner, value 30s. , his property.

JOHN HAM. I am a watch-maker , and live at No. 47, Skinner-street, Snow-hill, in the parish of St. Sepulchre . On the 16th of May, at half-past one o'clock, I was in the shop - a friend came to read the newspaper; I then-went to dinner, and at a quarter before two o'clock I opened my shop door, and saw the prisoner's hand within my window; I said, "Good God, I am robbed again;" I ran through the shop, and turned to my right; I collared him, and brought him back - I found nothing on him, but I had lost four gold watches, which cost me in manufacturing about 90l., and a movement, which cost twenty-five guineas; I found a runner dropped into my area, which is here; I have found nothing else since - I had seen the property about fifteen minutes before, laying on a tray; a piece of glass was cut out of the window, and the prisoner's little finger was cut, and bled profusely; I do not suppose it had been ten seconds from my first seeing it and taking him.

Prisoner. Q. Did you see me by the side of the window? A. I saw your hand in the window, and then ran to the door; I then saw you walking very leisurely down the street.

COURT. Q. How do you know that the hand which you saw was the prisoner's hand? A. I cannot swear to that; I had not lost sight of him.

Q. Looking through your window did you see anybody but him? A. I saw his hand - I ran out and took him.

Prisoner. Q. Was I running or walking? A. Walking.

Q. You said at first, that I had been trying to cut your window? A. No, I did not.

Prisoner. Do you think I would lay in a prison if he came and offered me money to tell him where the property was? Witness. I did not - I have never seen him since he has been committed, nor any human being from him.

Q. Did not you bring an old woman with you, and she said, "That is him" - and you told me I should get acquitted if I told you? A. No.

ANN HEDGES. I was passing Mr. Ham's door on the 16th of May - I was standing by the window for a moment, as I had a bad cough; the prisoner and two other young men were there - they said something about me; I went to turn back, and the window snapped; the two others then went down Holborn-hill, and the prisoner staid; when I heard the window crack I went away directly; I saw Mr. Ham come out and collar him; I was going to speak to the beadle, but he came and took him; the prisoner is the man who had his hand in the window.

Prisoner. Q. What did I say? A. You said you did not want any coughing old b-s there. I saw Mr. Ham coming, or I should have gone in and told him; he collared you, and your finger was bleeding.

GEORGE HAZLEWOOD WORRAL. I am an officer, and took the prisoner into custody; the prosecutor accused him of having his finger cut, and taking some watches; there was nothing found on him - he said he lived with his mother, at No. 19, Union-street, and she kept a stay-shop - I went there, but there was no such person. Here is the runner which was found in the area.

Prisoner's Defence. I had a holyday on Monday and Tuesday, and went out to take a walk - I was passing that gentleman's window; I was twelve yards off when he came and said I had been trying to cut his window.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

Reference Number: t18260622-212

1289. WILLIAM SANDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 1s. , the goods of John Tew .

JOHN TEW. On the 30th of May I was in Crown-court, Blackfriars , between three and four o'clock - I heard somebody close behind me, and felt something at my pocket; I turned, and saw the prisoner turning from me; I felt, and missed my handkerchief, which I had just been using; a gentleman was coming in the direction I was going; the prisoner was close to him, and he said, "He has got it" - the prisoner immediately ran - I followed him, calling Stop thief! he ran up Dorset-street, to Han

cock-yard, into a coach-house; I came up, and found him crouched down in the coach-house, among some stones; I told him to get up, and asked for my handkerchief - he said he had not had it. I saw the handkerchief laying as I was going along. I sent for a constable - he asked me what I detained him for; I said he should go, but I would have my handkerchief first; a person in the crowd then asked if I would let him go if I got it; I said I would have it first, and then I would see. I took the prisoner into Crown-court, and a woman gave me the handkerchief through the crowd. The prisoner then got through some railing, and I tried to get him out, but could not; two gentlemen came up, and got him out, I am certain the prisoner was the person I saw running away.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. Q. When you was in Crown-court did you observe me running? A. I did not see you till my handkerchief was stolen - you was then going from me; I observed no other person near me, but the gentleman who spoke to me. I was reading a paper; I believe he did say he saw a handkerchief laying down, and he would show me where it was. I did not ask the woman how she became possessed of it; the examination was put off to try to find her, but we could not.

THOMAS JOHNSON . I was at work in a bake-house, and saw a handkerchief fall on the window, and, I suppose, was taken to the prosecutor.

JOHN DENNET . I am an officer, and received him in charge.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming from the Borough, and was running to get into Chancery-lane - I came through the court, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I saw a crowd coming after me, and thought rather than they should take me I would run into the coach-house.

Mr. TEW re-examined. Q. What time elapsed from the time you lost your handkerchief till you got it? A Perhaps half an hour; I had sent some persons for an officer, but they could not get one.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-213

1290. THOMAS DEXTER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 17 chairs, value 10l.; 1 poker, value 1s.; 1 pair of tongs, value 1s.; 1 shovel, value 1s., and 2 candlesticks, value 2s. , the goods of George Stacey .

THREE OTHER COUNTS, stating them to be the property of different persons.

MR. LAW conducted the prosecution.

GEORGE STACEY. I am a subscriber and secretary to the London Literary Institution, No. 165, Aldersgate-street - I reside there. This property was in my care. On Tuesday week last I was absent for some hours, and on my return I heard that seventeen mahogany chairs were gone - I looked and missed them; they were afterwards produced by Baylis, a pawnbroker - they belonged to the Institution, and were under my care; after that we missed two sets of fire-irons, and two office candlesticks.

Prisoner. Q. What hours did I attend in the morning? A. He came about seven or eight o'clock, to have the place ready by ten.

MARY HARRISON . I am twelve years of age. I know the prisoner - I saw him early one morning, the week before last, three times, with a chair, going towards Mr. Baylis', the pawnbroker, in Aldersgate-street.

WILLIAM BRADFORD . I am shopman to Mr. Baylis, a pawnbroker, of Aldersgate-street. I have seen the prisoner at our shop - he pawned fifteen mahogany chairs, which I took in, and I believe some more, which I did not take in; they were pawned in the name of John Dexter; I showed them to Mr. Stacey, and have one of them here now. On the 13th of June the prisoner pawned two candlesticks, and two sets of ire-irons. I am certain he is the man.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. On the 13th of June I was there rather sooner than usual; I got my work done, and then took home a box of linen which my wife had. On my return the house-keeper asked how many chairs there were - I said I did not know, I thought there were two dozens and a half; she said No, there were but two dozen. She said when she went to the baker's that he told her he saw a man in a dark blue coat, coming out of the house with two chairs, and he went up Jewin-street; I was then anxious the chairs should be counted, and there were but nineteen left, making seventeen deficient; a gentleman then called me up stairs, and I went and told him - he said he thought it better to take no notice, as probably the thief would come again. I sent for an officer, who said he had not a doubt it was a man named Collins, who was well-known about the Inns of Court. The pawnbroker swore on the first examination that he took in the chairs, but could not say of whom; on the second examination he said I took fifteen.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-214

1291. JOHN COOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 1 iron-key, value 1s. 6d., the goods of Edward Joseph Boddy ; 1 pair of silver sleeve-buttons, value 9d., and 1 eye-glass, value 3d. , the goods of Robert Bremner .

EDWARD JOSEPH BODDY. I live in Clifford's Inn . - On the 17th of June I saw the escutcheon of my chamber-lock was broken off, and the next day but one the door appeared as if a piece of iron had been introduced, to wrench it open. On the Wednesday following I left my chamber at seven o'clock in the evening - I double locked the outer-door; I was gone about an hour and a half; when I brought the smith to make stronger fastenings I found the prisoner between the door and the inner passage - I gave him into custody; he has once been employed by me.

JOSEPH SENIOR . I am a smith. I went, and found the prisoner in the passage; he took out of his pocket and eye-glass, and a pair of silver sleeve-buttons - he said they were all he had, and those he took off the drawers. - The constable took charge of him, and this key was found on him at the watch-house.

ROBERT BREMNER. I live with Mr. Boddy. I know this eye-glass and sleeve-buttons to be mine - they had been in an ink-stand.

Prisoner. It was distress that drove me to it.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260622-215

1292. THOMAS STEPHENS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , 1 pewter quart pot, value 2s. , the goods of Matthias William Meacham .

MATTHIAS WILLIAM MEACHAM. I keep the Horns public-house, Gutter-lane, Cheapside . This pot is mine.

CHARLES HERDSFIELD . I stopped the prisoner and another person (who has been tried) in Lothbury; the prisoner had this pot under his jacket - it was about nine o'clock in the morning of the 19th of May.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming down Cateaton-street, and met the other boy - he asked me to take this pot.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-216

1293. WILLIAM BENNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , 1 jacket, value 10s., and 1 handkerchief, value 2d. , the goods of George Pink .

GEORGE PINK. I am hostler at Gerrard's Hall, Basing-lane , On the 26th of May, as I returned from lunch, I saw the prisoner in the yard; I had left a basket and a jacket in the stable, with a handkerchief in the pocket; the book-keeper had found them on the prisoner - he was a stranger.

HUGH LAVINGTON . I am book-keeper. I saw the prisoner coming out of the stable; I went and asked what he wanted - he said he came down the wrong yard, by mistake; I asked what he had in his basket; I took it off his shoulder - I saw this jacket in it, and detained him.

JOHN WILLIS . I am an officer, and took charge of him.(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. I had been out of work - I am a silk-weaver. I bought some lemons. I met a lad, who asked me to buy a jacket - I said I had not much money, and he said he would let me have it for 5s.; I gave him the 5s., and went up the yard to sell my lemons. I had not been in the stable.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-217

1294. JOHN REEVES was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 6 handkerchiefs, value 15s. , the goods of William Palmer .

WILLIAM EALES . I am shopman to Mr. William Palmer, who is a hosier , and lives on Ludgate-hill . On the 31st of May, about six o'clock, I saw the prisoner make a pull at these handkerchiefs, and run away; I pursued - he dropped them two or three yards before I overtook him - a man took them up; I never lost sight of him - he was going as fast as he could run; there were six silk handkerchiefs in one piece.

GEORGE GOUGE. I received charge of the prisoner and the handkerchiefs.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming along, and picked them up.

GUILTY. Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-218

1295. EDWARD GRIFFITH , WILLIAM DOW , and JOHN CALLAGHAN were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , 1 watch-chain, value 1s.; 1 seal, value 7s., and 1 watch-key, value 3s., the goods of William Patrick , from his person .

WILLIAM PATRICK. On the 15th of June, about one o'clock in the morning I was attacked in Smithfield - the prisoner, Griffith, came along side of me, and made a snatch at my chain and seals; he broke the bottom ring, which is attached to the swivel of my watch, and left the watch in the fob - as soon as he caught hold of it, I caught him, and held him till the watchman came up - he threw it down - it was found a minute or two afterwards - Griffith resisted very much at first - I did not see the other two prisoners, but I heard them soon afterwards; they made their way through the pens.

Prisoner GRIFFITH. This man was very much intoxicated, and had five or six women around him. - Witness. I was quite sober, and able to take care of any thing; there were plenty of women going about, but none with me.

JOSEPH EVESON . I am a watchman. I was in Smithfield, about five minutes before one o'clock, on this morning; the prosecutor passed me, and said "Good night;" he had his watch chain hanging out of his pocket then; when he had got by, about ten yards, Griffith and Callaghan came by together; Callaghan said, "I think we shall have a good draw to-night;" Dow was just before them; I followed them, and when they got to the Rose-inn. Griffith went in front of the prosecutor - I did not see him take any thing; I saw the prosecutor take hold of him, and he said, "Watchman, this man has got my watch and chain;" I took hold of him, and saw the others holding their hands as if to take it - I called to Clark to take Dow, which he did as soon as he came out of the pens - Callaghan then came up; I told him to keep off, or else he would get into trouble - he went, and came up again with a short stick, about as thick as my wrist; I then said, "I will take you;" he put out his foot to try to throw me, but could not - he then struck me on the head - I had a silk hat on, which was cut, but it warded off the blows - he then ran off, and a gentleman tried to stop him; he struck at him, and knocked him down; I pursued him with the rattle, some other gentleman attempted to stop him; he nearly knocked him down, but he stopped him; I came up and took him; I found the chain and seals the next morning close by the spot; the prosecutor was not drunk; there were some girls there, but it is my opinion they were not with him.

Prisoner CALLAGHAN. When he was at the watch-house, he said he would speak truth on both sides; and the prosecutor said it was me. Witness. No; he did not; Callaghan threatened to stab me with a knife.

ROBERT WILLIAM CLARK . I was in Smithfield. I heard the call, and went up to the place; Eveson told me to take hold of Dow; I went round to take him, and he ran into the pens; I attempted to run after him and fell, but I got up, and he ran toward King-street; when he found I gained ground upon him - he turned, and I took him, near the Bull's-head public-house; I think the prosecutor might have been drinking a little, but he was perfectly sensible.

JAMES WILLIAMS . I am a watchman. I heard the rattle, and ran up from Hosier-lane - I saw Callaghan down, and another person with him; I went to the Rose public-

house, and took Griffith from the prosecutor; he was rather resolute, and another watchman assisted me.

JOHN HUMPHRYS . I live at the Three Tuns public-house, Smithfield. I was going home and heard the rattle; I heard the cry, and saw Callaghan running - I went over to him, and he struck at me with a stick; I warded off the blow, and knocked him down; he made use of bad language, and said he would finish me - I kept him till the watchman came up.

GEORGE BUSH . I am a watchman. I saw the three prisoners, on the 15th of June, at half-past twelve o'clock, coming up toward Smithfield, as if to go up to the bars; I then heard the rattle and went up, and saw Dow trying to dodge Clark, who took him to the watch-house; we went about three o'clock, and found the seals.

GEORGE THOMAS HANNINGTON . I was watch-housekeeper. Those three prisoners were brought to the watch-house on the 15th of June - I searched then and found nothing but half-a-crown and a halfpenny on Callaghan; I afterwards got the seal and chain, which the prosecutor claims; he did not appear to be drunk; I understood he had been to the Leicester Committee, at the Three Cups public-house; he had been drinking, but I believe knew what he was about; Callaghan, when brought to the watch-house, conducted himself in a very insolent way.

Dow's Defence. I was going across the market, and went to see what was the matter; and one watchman told the other to lay hold of me.

CALLAGHAN'S Defence. I had been to Sadler's Wells; I was a mob, and went up, and saw the watchman have hold of Griffith; he then pushed me away - I struck him and ran away; I had not been with the others.

GRIFFITH - GUILTY . Aged 18.

DOW - GUILTY . Aged 16.

CALLAGHAN - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-219

1296. ANTHONY DUMADI was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , 1 print, framed and glazed, value 20s. , the goods of Samuel Knights .

SAMUEL KNIGHTS. I live by the Royal Exchange . This print was at my door for sale, on the 12th of June; I saw it move; I did not see it taken, but I went out and saw the prisoner at the next door with it; I took it from him, and told him to go about his business; the officer came up and took him.

THOMAS HILL . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming through the alley; a black sailor gave it into my hand and told me to walk off with it.

GUILTY . Aged 56.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-220

1297. JAMES HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 1 tin box, value 2d. , the goods of a certain person unknown.

JOHN GIRTON . I was at the Roman Catholic chapel, in Moorfields , on the 21st of June - there was a great crowd, and a funeral there; I saw the prisoner in the mob, endeavouring to pick several pockets; and once he went up to the chapel gates, where there were two young men looking over the rails; he pulled out this box, and put it into his breast - I took hold of him, and shook him; and it fell from him.

WILLIAM PAGE . I was with John Girton, and saw the prisoner take this box from a person's pocket; he put it into his breast - it dropped through his trousers when he was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-221

1298. JOSEPH CARPENTER was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 18lbs. weight of beef, value 12s. , the goods of William Smith .

WILLIAM SMITH. I am a butcher , and live in Leadenhall-market . On the morning of the 21st of June, I put some beef into a cart to convey from Mr. Woolden's to my home, between six and seven o'clock; I then went up the market; a young man gave me information - I went down and found a fore rib of beef gone; the prisoner was in custody.

CHARLES FULLER . I stopped the prisoner with a piece of beef, wrapped up in a cloth; he was going from the cart in Lime-street; I took it back to the cart; the prosecutor claimed it.

WILLIAM MILLS . I am an officer. I was going to breakfast - a man came and told me there was a man taking some beef.

JAMES LITTON . I was in a coffee-shop - I saw the prisoner pass the cart two or three times, and then take the beef - he walked towards Fenchurch-street - I gave the alarm and he was taken.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 38.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18260622-222

1299. JOHN BRINCKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 7s., the goods of Walter Lea , from his person .

WALTER LEA. On the 17th of June, about ten o'clock in the evening, I was walking through a court, leading from Bartholomew-close - I felt my handkerchief slipping from me - I turned round and saw the prisoner with a person who handed the handkerchief to him - I accused the prisoner of having it - he ran off - I followed him through Jewin-street into a court which had no thoroughfare, and secured him; I had not lost sight of him, and am certain he is the person who had it - but I have not seen it since.

JOHN WILLIAM HARRISON . I am a constable. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and pursued the prisoner down Jewin-street - we overtook him in Redcross-street - the prosecutor had just taken him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-223

1300. GEORGE CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Benjamin Horton , from his person .

BENJAMIN HORTON. On the 26th of May I was passing through Clements-lane, Lombard-street , between a truck and a warehouse door, and missed my handkerchief - I saw the prisoner near me, and seized him - he struggled and got away - he dropped my handkerchief - I took it up, pursued, and took him.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Was there not

some other person as near you as the prisoner? A. Yes - I did not see him touch me - this was about eleven o'clock in the open day - there might be other persons about - he dropped my handkerchief in my presence.

JOHN GIRTON . I am an officer. I was about a hundred yards from Mr. Horton, and saw him pick up the handkerchief - I ran to him directly - I saw him take hold of the prisoner, and I took charge of him - this is the handkerchief.

Cross-examined. Q. Were there any other people in the street? A. There might be about half-a-dozen - some of them were nearer than I was.

COURT to Mr. HORTON. Q. Is that your handkerchief? A. I think it is, but am not certain - mine are not usually marked - it is like them I have - I had eight of them, which I brought fairly - I do not know what became of the others.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to my sister's - there were three boys - I never saw them till I got into Clements-lane - they took and threw the handkerchief by the side of the truck - the gentleman was walking on - they came behind me, and said "Have you seen any thing of my handkerchief?" and said it was me, or one of my companions.

COURT to Mr. HORTON. Q. Did you mention to the prisoner about his companions? A. No - I said to the officer, afterwards, that he had another with him, who ran away.

Q. What distance was he from you when you took him? A. Forty or fifty yards - the second person ran away. I had not observed him, so as to notice him.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-224

1301. SAMUEL ALLEN and WILLIAM COLEMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 1 handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Leonard Streate Cox , from his person .

LEONARD STREATE COX. I was in Cannon-street , about half-past two o'clock on the 1st of June - I felt a smart pull at my handkerchief, which was safe half a minute before - I turned round, and seized Coleman, who was so near to me that I could not stretch my hand out at the full extent; I saw the other prisoner on the left of Coleman - he instantly moved round, and walked rather deliberately about ten yards, but, previous to that, I had accused Coleman of taking my handkerchief, which he stoutly denied - some one coming up I desired him to hold Coleman, supposing, that if he had not the handkerchief the other had - I ran after Allen, and the instant I began to run he run, and turned down Bush-lane, where two or three people stopped him on my calling Stop thief! I was with him almost instantly - I lost sight of him as he turned the lane; I brought him back - the handkerchief was given to me; I am not certain whether it was by Coleman himself or not, but it was taken from his bosom. It is but justice to state, that Coleman appeared very penitent, and I have also heard so from two or three persons who have called on me about him.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. You saw nothing found on Allen, nor saw him do any thing? A. No.

WILLIAM GRUMETT . I saw the two prisoners in Cannon-street, about half-past two o'clock, on the 1st of June; I watched and saw them walk together near Mr. Cox - I saw Allen lift up the tail of his coat with one hand, and, with the other, take out the handkerchief and give it to Coleman, who put it into his bosom; Mr. Cox turned round and laid hold of Coleman - I went and took hold of him, while he ran after Allen; I asked Coleman to give me the handkerchief, which he pulled out of his bosom and gave me - he said, at the watch-house, that he was in great distress.

Cross-examined. Q. Then Mr. Cox brought back Allen? A. Yes - he had lifted up the pocket quite gently - the prosecutor did not run after Allen till he had taken Coleman; when he took Coleman Allen was walking, and nearly across the street - Allen saw him catch hold of Coleman, and then dart at him, and he ran.

THOMAS COLLINS . I am an officer. Mr. Cox gave me this handkerchief.(Property produced and sworn to.)

ALLEN'S Defence. The witness is false - he says I ran across the road, and there is no road to run across.

Coleman received a good character.

ALLEN - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

COLEMAN - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Four Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-225

FIFTH DAY. TUESDAY, JUNE 27.

London Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Serjeant Arabin.

1302. HENRY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , at St. Michael, Wood-street, 12 pairs of black silk stockings, value 5l., the property of Thomas Parker , in his dwelling-house .

Mr. THOMAS PARKER. I am a hosier , and live at No. 20. Wood-street, Cheapside, in the parish of St. Michael, Wood-street . On the 15th of May, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner rang at my house-bell - I was at dinner - I came down and found him in the passage; he asked me to shew him some silk stockings; I let him in, and asked whether he wanted white or black; he said black - I showed him some; he wished to look at some more; we went on, and I opened four or five parcels; he appeared very difficult to please; I said, "If the goods I have shown don't suit, I think I have nothing that will;" he then selected four pairs of hose out of one of the parcels; I turned the paper over, laid the stockings on the top, and put them behind me - he then wished to look at some fine white cotton hose - I left him, and went about eight yards - he selected six pairs of them, and then wished to look at some brown cotton hose; I brought them, and as I came up to the desk where he was standing I discovered that he had drawn a paper of silk hose (which had not been opened) to the edge of the counter, and it struck me there was some thing wrong. I opened the paper of brown hose - he said they were too coarse, and asked for some finer - I went for some others, and as I came back I looked at the same place, and saw the parcel was not there; I opened the paper very quietly, and showed them to him - he said, "I don't much like them - I will be contented with what I

have selected - you will make a bill of them, and send them to Broad-street, and the money shall be sent;" I walked with him to the street door, and said, "Are you sure you have selected all you want?" he said, Yes. - When we got near the cuter door I took him by the collar, and said "You have something about you belonging to me;" he seemed surprised - I took off his hat, and in the bottom of it lay a dozen pairs of silk stockings. A gentleman came in, and I sent for a constable. They cost me 5l., and I should have sold them at a profit.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Have you any partner? A. No. I have seen the prisoner's mother - I do not know that he was in distress - there were some powders found upon him.

EDWARD OSWIN . I came up to the door while Mr. Parker was collaring this young man; he called to me, and desired me to send a person for an officer. I saw the stockings found in his hat.

WILLIAM SHEPHERD . I am an officer, and produce the property. I took the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in very great distress of mind and body. When the gentleman apprehended me I said I was very sorry that such a thing had happened.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character, and stated that they believed him in distress.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury, on account of his great distress, and his good character .

Reference Number: t18260622-226

1303. WILLIAM HART was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , 32 pairs of boots, value 24l.; 156 pairs of shoes, value 55l. 8s.; 8 pairs of pumps, value 2l.; 36 pairs of Blucher shoes, value 14l. 8s.; 3 sheets, value 20s.; 2 shirts, value 14s.; 2 pairs of ladies' boots, value 12s.; 2 bed gowns, value 4s., and 2 petticoats, value 3s., the goods of George Clark , in his dwelling house .

GEORGE CLARK. I live in Hosier-lane, Smithfield , and am a boot maker . On the 28th of May the watchman called me about half-past five o'clock - I came down and found the house had been ransacked and property stolen amounting to 96l. - every thing had been fastened the night before - the watchman then went in search of the persons.

JOSEPH RICE . I am a watchman. I was on duty on Sunday morning, the 28th of May, at half-past four o'clock, and saw a coach stop on Snow Hill, about one hundred yards from Mr. Clark's; I afterwards saw it was No. 324 - the coachman got off the box, and let a man out of the coach; I did not see any other person - the man and the coachman had some discourse for a short time; he was about Snow-hill and King-street for about half an hour; I was on the opposite side of the way - the coach moved on to Smithfield, and then down to Holborn-bridge - it remained there some minutes, and then came up again and went on to Smithfield - it then got on towards five o'clock - that enabled me to see the coachman, and I believe the prisoner to be the man - the man who got out of the coach joined him again at Holborn-bridge - the coach was empty as far as I could judge; I am sure it was the same man who got out; he was lame with one foot, and had one shoe down at heel; they conversed two or three minutes - the coach then went up Snow-hill and into Smithfield; I followed it - the man was walking along the pavement, and the coach driving leisurely; when they came to Smithfield they stopped at the corner of Hosier-lane - it was then five o'clock; I thought the coach was waiting to go into the Hospital; I went into the watch-house and mentioned it; two of our watchmen came out directly - the corner of Hosier-lane is about fifty yards from Mr. Clark's - my time was then up; I am on the Snow-hill beat.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. You had full opportunity of seeing the number? A. Yes; there was no concealment about the coachman; I saw him on the box - he staid there a short time and passed me again; he saw me; if I had thought he was about any thing wrong I should have gone and seized him.

COURT. Q. Are you able to say positively that it was the same coach that was driving up and down for above half an hour? A. Yes; I have no doubt it was the same coachman; I believe the prisoner is the man; I have no doubt of it; I will not swear positively to him; I read the number on the coach at a quarter before five o'clock, and put it down; I did not look at the number the first time it passed me, but I am sure it was the same coach; I should have known it without the number.

WILLIAM BUSHNELL . I am a watchman. I was coming out of the watch-house, and Rice gave me information - I went to the corner of Hosier-lane with a watchman, named Tilling, about a few minutes after five o'clock; I saw the coach at Mr. Clark's door; I saw a humper put into the coach by two men - it was such a hamper as shoes and boots are put in to come to town - there was one man in the coach, but I did not see him; I am sure the prisoner was the coachman on the box; the coach door was shut, and the two men went on and beckoned the coachman to follow them, which he did - they turned up King-street; the coach continued to follow, about twenty yards behind them, till they came to White Horse-court, Cow-Cross, and there they beckoned very strongly and disappeared; I saw no more of them - the coachman went down Cow-cross, along Ray-street and Back-hill into Gray's Inn-road; I there saw the coachman turning round, and talking to the man in the coach; I went on to just on this side Cromer-street, and saw it turn up, and there I left it, being tired, and went on; I did not know I had authority to stop it; I asked the other watchman if I should do it.

Cross-examined. Q. This was broad day-light, and the coachman was sitting on his box at the door? A. Yes; he had as good an opportunity of seeing me as I him; if there had been any one up in the house they might have seen the coachman sitting on his box, if they had looked; he did not get off his box or go into the house.

Q. Were you dressed as a watchman? A. No; I had not my coat on.

GEORGE STILLING . I am a watchman. I was with William Bushnell; I have heard what he has said - he has told it honestly and truly - the prisoner was the coachman.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not he, if you had chosen to stop him, give you plenty of opportunities for doing so?

A. Yes; he saw us near to him - we were from twenty to thirty yards from him.

THOMAS ANDERSON . I am a watchman. I saw the coach - the prisoner was the coachman.

GEORGE THOMAS HARRINGTON . I am a constable. I found the owner of this coach; I found it returning, and the prisoner drove it; I took him into custody about half-past eight o'clock that morning; I asked about his being hired - he said he was, in the usual way; he told me he had certainly carried those goods away in his coach to a place in the Edgware-road, just on this side the Red Lion public house, where it was met by two persons, who took out the goods with the assistance of the man who was inside; I asked if he had any idea where they were conveyed - he said No, but he supposed they might be conveyed to some of the wharfs of the Paddington Canal.

Cross-examined. Q. On your asking him "Do you recollect doing so and so," the man candidly answered Yes? A. Yes; and told me the spot he took them from in Hosier-lane, and where he took them to without the least prevarication; he told me he had been hired by some man to do it; I went to his lodgings, but I found nothing there.

COURT. Q. When you went to watch his coming home, did you tell him what was suspected? A. Yes; I told him that in presence of his master - when I told him of the robbery he never denied it; I mentioned Hosier-lane first.

GEORGE CLARK re-examined. Q. You have never got any of your property back? A. No; they broke into an empty house adjoining mine, and broke through the wall up stairs into my house - they took the key out of the door, which was double locked, and I ordered the watchman to break in.

Q. From the outer appearance of the house could the watchman have had any idea of its being broken open? A. No.

Prisoner's Defence. I go out about six or seven o'clock in the evening, and return about eight or nine in the morning; I was engaged that morning between four and five o'clock by a gentleman, to drive down Holborn-hill - he then asked what would be the fare to take him and three hampers to Paddington Canal from Hosier-lane - I said 3s. - he made some objection, but agreed to give it me - he turned down Hosier-lane, then turned back, and said he should not want me just yet, but if I would turn back to Snow-hill, and get something to drink, he would come to me - there was no house open, but he came to me in about ten minutes, and I went to Hosier-lane - he knocked at Mr. Clark's door, and two men brought out the hampers and put them in - he told me to drive on; I saw no man running before me to beckon me; I drove on to Gray's Inn-lane, down Cromer-street, and on to Paddington Canal, and by the Red Lion two men met me and took the hampers out.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-227

1304. JOSEPH JEROME was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Andrew Spence , from his person .

ANDREW SPENCE. I am a sailor . I was close alongside of Newgate on the 16th of May, about ten or eleven o'clock - I had a handkerchief in my left pocket; I did not know I had lost it till it was given to me by a woman. The prisoner had run away, but was caught.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Is the woman here? A. No. This handkerchief is like mine, but it has been with others - I cannot swear it is the handkerchief the woman gave me.

COURT. Q. Was the handkerchief given by the woman your's? A. Yes - I knew it at the time - there is no mark upon it.

JOHN WRIGHT . I am a wine-merchant. I was going along Newgate-street on the 16th of May, and saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the prosecutor, and put it into his own pocket; I informed the prosecutor, and kept my eye upon the prisoner, who, I think, observed me, for he dropped the handkerchief, and ran - I saw it picked up.

Cross-examined. Q. Who picked it up? A. I do not know - I was more intent on watching the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take it.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-228

1305. MARY RAYMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , 6 yards of lutestring, value 20s. , the goods of William Hodges .

SAMUEL PARKER . I live with Mr. William Hodges, a linen-draper , in the Minories . The prisoner came to the shop on the 26th of May, about eight o'clock in the evening; I was engaged with some customers - she waited some time, and went to the further end of the shop, where there were some silks on the counter; she took off one piece of lutestring, went into the passage, and put it up her petticoats; I saw her do it - she then took it down again, pulled it off the roller, and put it under her apron; there were six yards of it; she staid some time, and I told a young man in the shop of it; he went and took it from her.

EDWARD BILLINGTON ARNOLD . I am employed in this shop; the prisoner came in, and I spoke to her - I left her to get change, and when I returned Mr. Parker old me she had taken a piece of lutestring; I went and asked her what she had got in her apron; she took out this lutestring, and said, "I suppose you think this is your's"- I had been serving from it a quarter of an hour before.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 29.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury, believing her in great distress .

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18260622-229

1306. GEORGE HOLMES was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 1 case of drawing instruments, value 2s., the goods of William Ward and James Ward , his masters; and 1 waistcoat, value 4s. , the goods of James Ward.

There being no evidence against the prisoner but a confession, which was extorted, he was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260622-230

1307. LEWIS HENRY was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 4 iron-plates, value 6s. , the goods of Zooseman Abrahams .

ZOOSEMAN ABRAHAMS. I live in Petticoat-lane, and

am a confectioner . The prisoner painted my shop - I missed four iron-plates after he was gone.

ISAAC MITCHELL . I am a pastry-cook. The prisoner came to my bake-house, and asked me to purchase four tins; I bade him 4s. for two; he went away, came back, and said I might have them for 4s. 6d., which I gave him; he said he had made them for a man, and they were too wide for his oven.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor said he was going to take a bake-house, and asked if I could get tins; I asked 1s. 6d. each for them - we agreed for 8s. 6d. for the six; I went to Mr. Smith's, and bought the six plates, which his porter took to the prosecutor's shop - I took four away one morning, as he said, "I don't want these - you may take them when you please" - and he gave me a fortnight to do them.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260622-231

1308. MARY WADE was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , 1 shirt, value 3s. , the goods of William Cording .

THOMAS JEROME . I am servant to Mr. William Cording, a pawnbroker , who lives in Aldgate High-street . I have known the prisoner before - she came, about five o'clock in the afternoon of the 10th of June, to the shop, and inquired the price of several articles of wearing-apparel - after she had looked some time I missed a linen shirt, which had been hanging in the shop, half a yard from her; I saw her concealing something under her shawl - I went round, and she turned, with her back towards me, and I saw the shirt sleeve hanging down; I took hold of her arm, and said she had taken a shirt - at that instant I saw it full. I gave her in charge.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to pawn a shawl, and found this shirt at the door - I picked it up, and said, "This is not mine." I was going in when he stopped me.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-232

1309. STEPHEN KNAPPER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 9d., the goods of a certain person, whose name is unknown, from his person .

JOHN GIRTON . I am a private patrol at the Royal Exchange. On the 8th of June, between three and four o'clock, I was in St. Paul's-church-yard; the children were coming out of the cathedral - there were a great many persons at the North gate; I saw the prisoner go up to a gentleman, and pick his pocket of this handkerchief; he put it into his left-hand breeches pocket - I endeavoured to get near the gentleman, to speak to him, but could not; I followed the prisoner - he was never out of my sight; I took him to the Goose and Gridiron, and found the handkerchief in his left-hand breeches pocket - it appeared to be the very same he had taken from the gentleman. I found another handkerchief in his hat, and in his trousers I found a gown, wrapped round him. I knew him before.

Prisoner. Q. Did not you ask a gentleman standing by, if he had lost a handkerchief? - A. Yes; but that was because he was endeavouring to pick another pocket, which made me ask the gentleman if he had done it.

Prisoner's Defence. I had bought the gown and handkerchief in a public-house of a woman; I had not been at St. Paul's, ten minutes, when the officer took me; this handkerchief was one my mother gave me.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260622-233

1310. MARY HUNT was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , 1 ring, value 4s.; 1 bolster, value 4s.; 1 blanket, value 7s.; 1 curtain, value 2s.; 1 candlestick, value 1s.; 1 iron, value 6d., and 1 looking-glass, value 6d., the goods of John Morris , in a lodging-room .

MARA MORRIS . I am the wife of John Morris, we live in Sea Coal-lane . I let the prisoner a furnished lodging, on the the 15th of May, at 4s. 6d. a week - she said her husband was a shoemaker, and worked in Bear-alley; I went there to inquire their character - I gave her a key, on the 15th of May - her husband came to the room on Sunday, the 21st of May, about 1 o'clock in the morning, and desired we would get up and come to her room, as her property was not safe; I said, "Will you take care of it till morning;" he said,"I cannot sleep there, there is nothing to cover me;" he locked her into the room; when I got up, I looked in the room, and saw her laying on the bed; I went to her husband and got the key of him; I went back, and found the door open, and she was gone; there were some duplicates in the room.

COURT. Q. You believe the man did not come till the 21st? A. He might have been there before then, but I did not see him - she came on the 15th.

WILLIAM CREED . I am a pawnbroker. I have a rug pawned on the 17th of May by the prisoner.

TIMOTHY MERRICK . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Fetter-lane. I have a blanket and a bolster pawned by the prisoner on the 17th of May.

WILLIAM HENRY BARBER . I am apprentice to John Reeves, a pawnbroker. I have a sheet pawned at our shop, but I cannot say by whom.

GEORGE THOMAS HARRINGTON . I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and produce the duplicates found in a drawer in the room.

THOMAS BRICKNELL . I am the prosecutor's son. I went with the officer to take the prisoner in Smithfield - she said she had done it, and was very sorry for it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy - I have no friends at all.

GUILTY. Aged 29.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260622-234

1321. JOHN SCOTT was indicted for perjury .

NOT GUILTY .


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