Old Bailey Proceedings, 8th July 1830.
Reference Number: 18300708
Reference Number: f18300708-1

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN CROWDER , MAYOR.

SIXTH SESSION, HELD AT JUSTICE HALL, IN THE OLD BAILEY, ON THURSDAY, THE 8th OF JULY, 1830, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.

TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND,(BY AUTHORITY OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON) By H. BUCKLER.

London: PRINTED FOR H. BUCKLER, BY STOKES & TITTERTON, No. 74, CORNHILL; AND PUBLISHED AT G. HEBERT'S LIBRARY, No. 88, CHEAPSIDE.

1830.

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

AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX.

Before the Right Honourable JOHN CROWDER , LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir William Garrow , Knt., one of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir James Parke , Knt., one of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir Charles Flower , Bart.; Samuel Birch , Esq.; John Thomas Thorp , Esq.; and William Venables , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq., Recorder of the said City; Sir Peter Laurie , Knt.; Alderman of the said City; Thomas Denman , Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; William St. Julien Arabin , Sergeant at Law; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of the Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and the Country of Middlesex.

LONDON JURIES.

First

John Mowatt ,

Thomas Reeve ,

Edward Joyce ,

Benjamin Wand ,

Geo. J. Jackson ,

Peter Williamson ,

Job Elliott ,

Thomas Willis ,

James Russell ,

James Beard ,

Thomas Heard ,

Charles Mullins .

Second

Edward Joyce ,

John W. Hubbard ,

John Howell ,

George Clark ,

Robert Burgh ,

Valentine Smith ,

Joseph Masters ,

Leonard S. Cox ,

Hugh Lock ,

William Coleman ,

William Devey ,

James Phillips .

Third

James Coles ,

John Cunningham ,

George Neal ,

Benjamin Wall ,

John Duncan ,

Matthew Wise ,

John Quelly ,

William Wise ,

Thomas Clay ,

John Bishop ,

L. W. Williams ,

Charles Austin .

MIDDLESEX JURIES.

First

Peter Chambers ,

Joseph Crabtree

George Coppin ,

James Christmas ,

Gerard Debeney ,

James Cousins ,

Peter Charteries ,

James Almeroth ,

John Appleton ,

James Brown ,

Jermh. Bromley ,

Charles Berry .

Second

Thomas Brown ,

James Bromley ,

Thomas Bedwell ,

Josp C. Beasley ,

Henry Baylis ,

John Berry ,

Joseph Bulwinkle ,

John Brown ,

Fred. Bowstead ,

William Brooks ,

Samuel Cheshire ,

Wm. Culverhouse .

Third

Edwin Barnard ,

William Daplin ,

Charles Axtell ,

William Archer ,

George Atkinson ,

Robert Belwood ,

Nichs. Bullwinkle

Christop. Chatwin

W. H. Alderman ,

Thomas Ashmore ,

Paul Creswell ,

William Austin .

Fourth

George Byron ,

Edmund Baker ,

Robert Armstrong ,

William Dunn ,

William Dennish ,

William Dodd ,

Charles Happs ,

Samuel Daniel ,

James Derby ,

John Datcher ,

John Darrant ,

Nathaniel Baker .

Fifth

Edward Ashton ,

Charles Ballinger ,

James Burrows ,

William Cragg ,

James Cummings ,

Edward Bull ,

Frederick Bell ,

Edward Coleman ,

James Barr ,

Robert Barber ,

Benjamin Branch ,

Robert Beacham .

SESSIONS' HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, JULY 8, 1830.

CROWDER, MAYOR - SIXTH SESSION.

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London Jury. - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1258. JOHN NASH and JOHN HURLEY were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering a certain dwelling-house of the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, as Governors of the House of the Poor, commonly called St. Bartholomew's-hospital, near West Smithfield, London , of the foundation of King Henry the 8th, on the 28th of May , and stealing therein 1 bag, value 6d.; two 10l. Bank notes, 3 sovereigns, 2 half-sovereigns, 2 crown-pieces, 10 half-crowns, 25 shillings, and 8 sixpences, the property of the said Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London , as such Governors as aforesaid; and a certain piece of silver foreign coin, value 5d., the property of Walker William Wilby , in the said dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, like the first, only stating the property to belong to Walker William Wilby.

3rd COUNT, like the first, only stating the property to belong to William Wix .

MESSRS. ADOLPHUS and HELPS conducted the prosecution.

JOHN SHEERING . In February last I was in the House of Correction, Cold Bath-fields - about the 17th or 18th of that month, I was in the same yard with the two prisoners; I had known Nash for some time - he said he knew of a good job, and asked if I had a mind to be in it; I asked what it was - he said the poor's boxes at St. Bartholomew's-hospital were closed all the year round, and if I had a mind, when my time was out, we would go and crack them, and take the money out that was in them; we had some further conversation in the course of the day, and he asked what time I went out - I said about the 12th of May: he said that would not do, it was too late, for the treasurer or steward went round about that time, and took the money out; but he said that was no matter, as there was another place we could do, and that was old Wilby's offices - he said he knew there was always plenty of blunt in those offices; they are in the hospital: he said we must get in early in the evening, before the gates were shut, and slow ourselves away in a cellar, where they were in the habit of putting old beds or bedsteads; I said I could say nothing at all about it, as such jobs were quite out of my line, and I would rather not have any thing to do with it; I got out on Wednesday, the 12th of May, and on the Saturday following I saw Nash in Smithfield - he asked if I had thought any more about the hospital; I said No: he said he should like to give them another turn - he renewed the conversation, and I said I did not like to give a chance away of being found in the hospital at night; he said there was a chance we could do in the day time, the steward's office; he said he knew Mr. Wix was in the habit of receiving 70l. or 80l. every Friday morning, to pay the sisters and nurses, and the different tradespeople, and putting it into his desk or drawer, and then leaving his office to go round to ring a bell at each of the three wings in the hospital - he said he himself had received money frequently of the steward, and he knew where the desk was and while he went round we should have plenty of time to go and do the robbery - he said, "Do the robbery;" I said if I was in it I would not go in and do it myself - he said he did not require that, as he had a person who would do it; I told him I would be in it on that understanding - he said he had got a person who would do it, and he and I were to look out the while - I saw him again on the Sunday morning, but nothing particular transpirted. We met there again on Monday morning; Hurley and another man were with him - I had known Hurley about three months previous to my going to prison; they were in deep conversation that Monday morning - Hurley said he had not time to stop then, but he would meet us at ten o'clock the next morning at the same place, or if he failed to meet us we were to go to the White Lion, in Rosemary-lane, and he would wait there for us in the afternoon, but did not say at what particular hour - Nash and I met there, but Hurley did not come; we went to the White Lion in the afternoon - Hurley and the other man were there; we had some conversation by the pump in Leman-street about this same robbery- I saw Herdsfield on the Thursday morning following, and gave him information that the robbery was intended to take place, but the time was not then settled; all I did afterwards was by direction of him or the gentleman; he told me to go and tell the gentlemen of the hospital - I went and saw Mr. Wilby and Mr. Wix; they told me to call in again in the course of the day - I called, and saw the treasurer and some other gentlemen: the officer was then present and some other gentlemen - I told them the robbery was intended to take place; I acted by their direction - I after that continued to meet the prisoners; I saw Nash. Horley, and the other man on the following Tuesday - we had another long talk by the pump in Leman-street, and it was

then agreed that the steward's office should be robbed on the following Friday, in the day time, and when the noise occasioned by that was quiet we were to rob the Renter's office in the night, and then make our escape through a window; it was arranged that on Friday morning Hurley and the other man were to commit the robbery, and Nash and I were to look out - I saw Nash again on Thursday evening, in Smithfield; he said he had seen Hurley, and that Hurley's partner had got taken, and was sent to the House of Correction for three months, for something he had been doing, and we must do the robbery our three selves -Hurley told me he wished Nash would call him in the morning; Nash said he had bad shoes, and wished me to call him - I told him I would go down; I went the next morning, and called Hurley at half-past six o'clock - that was on the Friday morning; Hurley came down, and asked what time it was - I told him, and he said it was too soon, and I had better stop and have some breakfast; I said No, we would get to Smithfield and see Nash - Hurley went up stairs again, and when he came down we went to Smithfield, but Nash was not there; we staid there some time, and then Hurley proposed we should go back to Rosemary-lane - Hurley went to a Jew's, and borrowed a crow-bar: I was present; we then started a second time for Smithfield - I missed Hurley in Rosemary-lane: I went on to Smithfield by myself, and Nash was there, sitting on the rails of the sheep pens - he asked me where Hurley was; I said I had missed him: in a short time Hurley came through the hospital, with a cigar in his mouth - it was then half-past nine o'clock; we all three went to the Queen's Head and French Horn in Duke-street, Smithfield - an altercation there took place between me and Nash as to the stations we were to take, to look out - Nash wanted to look towards the square of the hospital, and I towards Smithfield; Hurley jumped up, and said,"D - n it, I will do it myself;" we went on to Smithfield, and missed Hurley all on a sudden - Nash and I walked on to the middle gate of the hospital; the clock was striking ten, and I saw Mr. Wix go from his office towards the square, as if he had just left his office - I waited some short time, and not seeing Hurley I went towards the steward's office to see if I could see anything of him; I met him coming running down the steps from the steward's office, with his left hand on his hip - he said, "Come along, I have done it;" he ran out of the hospital - Nash and I followed him across Smithfield into Long-lane, and through a court into Cloth-fair; Hurley there put his hand into his pocket, and pulled out a note, with some sovereigns and silver rolled up in it - we then walked into Aldersgate-street, on our way towards Old-street, to a public-house we had agreed to go to, to share what we had got from the hospital; I told Hurley he had better give me a shilling, and I would get a pint of ale, and see if any person was following us - he took out the same note with the money in it, and gave me a shilling from it; I said that that I might go back and tell the officer - I went into a public-house, and saw the two prisoners running on; I then went and told Herdsfield, his brother, and another officer - they desired me to go on to Old-street; when I got there the publican told me there had been some one there for me, and left a message for me to go down to their place - I went with the three officers to Hurley's house; they told me to go in, and they would follow me in a minute or so - I went to Hurley's, in a court in Rosemary-lane; I went into a room, and found Hurley, Nash, and a woman Hurley lived with - Nash had a pale red money bag in his hand, holding it over a candle, and he gave it to the woman to take down stairs to destroy it; she went down, and Nash said they had sold a 5l. note for 4l., and two pieces of coin for a shilling; Hurley was just beginning to share out the money, when the officers came up and took us. I was examined on this charge before the Alderman - he demanded sureties for my appearance, but I thought I would rather be in prison.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q.What! rather be in prison? A. I thought I had better be there - the conversation was in February; we were all in the yard of the prison - there might be ninety persons or more there; I do not know that any other prisoner heard us - I think they did not; Nash and I were walking up and down the yard by our two selves - though there were so many prisoners there were plenty of opportunities of speaking; Hurley was somewhere about the yard- I never knew he was to do any thing in the robbery till I saw him in Smithfield; I had been committed to the House of Correction under the Vagrant Act; I was never committed under the Vagrant Act before - this robbery was not in my line; I am in a general line - I am a gardener by profession, but I have left that four or five years; I have never been a carter, or a farmer's servant, or a butcher - I wear a frock because it suits me; I have been in the habit of supplying the faculty with subjects, in other words a resurrectionist - I have been employed these five years in that way; I live with my mother - she does not support me; we had credit at a chandler's shop - I have been in trouble four or five times within the last ten years; I got into trouble first when I was seventeen - I shall be twenty-seven next month; I do not know whether I have been twice five times in trouble - I say five at a risk; I have been to sea - I did not see any large hand-bills about me; there never were such - I went to sea in 1825 or 1826, and returned the following year; I went as poulterer on board an Indiaman - I did not go a second voyage, because I did not like it; I then returned to the other trade - I did not like this job, but I did join for the purpose of giving the hospital information; I thought of seeing the officer first -I first determined to tell the hospital people when Nash was importuning me in Smithfield, but before that I had said I would join in it if I did not go in; I told Herdsfield of it -I had known him before, but I never had any thing to do with him; I believe he is a friend of mine, the same as he is of every other man - he knew what I was; he told me to make the hospital people acquainted with it - he did not know it was to be on Friday; I saw the hospital people twice - they told me to look in again, and the second time Herdsfield was with them; I saw him two or three times afterwards - I told him I had informed the people of the hospital of it; he did know from my information that the robbery was to take place on Friday -Nash sat on the rails at the time, and I went on towards the steward's office, and met Hurley coming down the steps; I knew where Nash was waiting - we had missed Hurley all on the sudden, and the first I saw of him after

wards was when he was coming down the steps; I cannot tell whether any one but myself saw him - upon my oath I did not go in myself and take the money; that is as true as all I have said to-day - Crawley is the landlord of the Queen's Head; he is not here, nor the Jew who lent the crow-bar, that I know of; I have not seen him since - I know the house he went into; I do not know the name of the street - I have been at Winchester; I was in trouble there in 1824 or 1825 - that was for "exhumation;" I was in six months for that, and four months for the fine - my occupation has been providing subjects for the faculty, and one year I went to sea; I have been the last three months in prison.

Nash. What he has said is all false.

Re-examined. Q. Are not people usually safer in prison than out of it? A. Yes, if they give information, and I have been threatened; when the first communication was made to me there were ninety persons in the yard - there was not much opportunity of speaking but at meals; I have never been in trouble for felony, but several times for obtaining dead bodies - once for obtaining money under false pretences, and as a vagrant, being found in the burial ground at Pentonville.

CHARLES HERDSFIELD . I am a marshalsman. I had a communication from the last witness about the 20th or 21st of May - he spoke to me, and I said I had nothing to do with it till he saw the gentlemen belonging to the hospital; it was a voluntary thing on his part in what he said.

WILLIAM WIX. I am steward of St. Bartholomew's-hospital , and have been so rather more than two years - I live there as steward of the hospital. In consequence of some information that Herdsfield gave me. I saw Sheering on the 20th of May - he made a communication to me of a robbery which was likely to happen; I do not think I saw him again on the same subject, but I saw him twice on the 20th of May, and the second time Herdsfield was present - we heard what Sheering had to say, and then sent for Herdsfield, but I was not present long then, I merely went into the room; it was my custom to pay the sisters and nurses on Fridays, and on Friday, the 28th of May, I left my office locked or latched - the fastening of the latch was broken off, and I lost the money I had left there; I had taken very particular notice what money I left behind me, expecting that something was to happen - I left 17l. 4s., a half-france, and a canvas bag; there were two 5l. Bank of England notes, Nos. 38,011 and 38,012 - 3l. 2s. 6d. in silver, half-crowns, shillings, and sixpences, three sovereigns, and two half-sovereigns; there was a George II. shilling, a George III. sixpence, and a half franc of 1818, which I had from Mr. Wilby, the renter; when I came back the latch of the door was forced, the door was forced, the drawer was broken, and the bag and money gone - Nash had been in the hospital, and knew the place very well indeed; he was there to assist in carrying coals - the two Herdsfields were placed in the hospital, but I do not know exactly where; I did not go any where in search of the prisoners - I have seen a half-franc very similar to the one I left in my office.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Had you seen Herdsfield on he day of the robbery, before the robbery? A.No, I did not - I swear I had not; there are a great many servants employed there - I locked my drawer myself, and closed the door; my office communicates internally with the renter's house, but the outer door was broken - no one was present to see me deposit the money there; I had not shown the money to the officer before I put it there - I marked the shilling and sixpence I have spoken of; I did not think of apprising any officer that I expected a robbery would be committed - I do not know whether any of the gentlemen who directed the proceedings of the officers are here to-day; I was not there when the robbery was committed - I did not keep in view to see the robbery; I could have done so if I had chosen -I had not left the building; I was not present at the time of the alarm of the robbery - I returned in ten minutes, and saw the officers.

Re-examined. Q.Where did you see the officers? A. By the renter's office door, in the yard; I told them the door was broken - I do not know that there is a place from which persons could have seen that door, and they themselves have been concealed, except in a little closet in my own office: I know Mr. Wilby, our treasurer, and our legal adviser were present when I went with Herdsfield; Mr. Wilby was steward before me.

COURT. Q. What is the nature of the communication between your office and the hospital? A. It is with the receivers house - I cannot say whether that communication was fastened that morning; I certainly did not fasten that door myself.

WALKER WILLIAM WILBY . I am Renter of St. Bartholomew's-hospital . I was present when information was given by Sheering that it was intended to rob the steward's office on a Friday morning - I forget the day of the month; I think it was on the Thursday in the previous week - I believe no request was made to the City officers till the Friday, but I am not clear about that; the City officers were requested to attend - Charles Herdsfield attended, and his brother I believe. On the morning of the 28th of May I delivered some money to Mr. Wix, as I did every Friday: I delivered to him that day 18l., and a half-franc of 1818 - there were two 5l. notes, and the rest in cash: I took the numbers of the notes - they were 38011, and 38012, both dated March 20, 1830, and the rest was in gold and silver; I took the date of the half-franc - it was a half-franc of Napoleon; I have seen it since - I believe it to be the same: it was marked "Napoleon Empereur," and on the reverse "Demi franc Republique Francois;" there is a communication between the steward's office and my house; I am in the habit of going through it frequently - it goes into the hall; I cannot say whether it had been opened that morning or not - the officers were placed in the passage leading to my office: I was there - no one could go through my house to Mr. Wix's office without their seeing them.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You took very great care to make a note of these particular coins, that the whole proceeding should be well managed? A. Yes - I remained there to see the thieves taken, if they had the boldness to come; I did not see them taken - I did not place myself any where to see them: I left the officers to do their duty - I did not tell the officers it was to take place at twelve o'clock; I understood it was to be at ten

- he might say from ten to twelve o'clock, but I understood it was to be at ten - I have seen Sheering, but I do not know that I could speak positively to his person; the entry was made at the door of the steward's office - I do not know where the key of that door was; I do not know whether Mr. Wix was stationed there - there is a latch-lock and a key-hole - I really do not know whether I could hear the movements of any person in that office by putting my ear to that key-hole; I never tried it - if I were in my room, and men were to come into that office, I think I should hear them; the hall of my house is on the other side of that office - there is a door communicating with it; if I were at that door, and a man was to break open the other door I think I might hear it, but a man might open the latch without my hearing him - I cannot tell whether I might hear him; it is a very large room - if I were listening I might.

COURT. Q. Could you see the door of this office? A. No; the pier of the arcade was between us, but I heard it hang too - I had no opportunity of seeing the party who came from that place.

CHARLES HERSDFIELD re-examined. I was in this witness' room on this Friday morning, with my brother; I could not see the door of the steward's room, nor hear the breaking in - I saw Sheering three or four or five minutes after ten o'clock - he had informed me before that the robbery would take place about ten; I and my brother went with him, in consequence of what he said, to a public-house in Old-street, to apprhend the two prisoners at the bar, but we did not find them - we then went to Mill-yard, Rosemary-lane; Sheering was with us; he went up stairs to where the two prisoners were - my brother went up first, and I went up in about a minute; when I went up I saw Hurley sitting near a deal table, I believe, smoking a cigar - there were some sovereigns and some silver on the table; my brother had got hold of him - he said to me, "You take him, and I will take up the money;" I found nothing on him - I cannot say what money was on the table; my brother took it - I believe nothing was said to either of the prisoners, in my hearing; Nash was there - I did not take him: it was a small room - there was a bit of a bedstead there.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You were placed in the room to notice what was going on? A. Yes - I supposed I should be able to notice it, but I could not see who went in: I think the name of the people at the public-house in Old-street is Parsley - I will not be certain; I believe it was on the 20th or 22nd that Sheering first told me of this - he was not in custody at the time; I was coming through the archway, and met him - I have seen him about here; he came to me, and said, "There is going to be a robbery;" I said, "You had better see the gentlemen;" when we went to the place where the prisoners were found, Sheering went up first - he turned into the door, and when I went up stairs he was in the room; I and my brother did not go in first, because we wanted to ascertain whether they had had sufficient time to get there- if they had not been there we should have waited; we should not have been able to have got a strange man to have gone up - they would say, "I am not an officer;" I did not think they had time to get there as we had a coach.

JURY. Q. Did you find any crow-bar? A. No.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q.Perhaps you would not have been where you were if you had chosen your place? A.No; we sent Sheering up first - we could not, with any hope of success, have gone up first; we should have had the place all in an uproar - if they had not been there they would never have come there; if they had not been there Sheering was to have come down directly.

THOMAS HERDSFIELD. On the 28th of May I was stationed with my brother in St. Bartholomew's-hospital - I did not see Mr. Wix go out of the door of his office, but I saw him go from that way; I went to Old-street with my brother and Roe - we did not find them there; I then went on to Mill-yard, into a room on the second floor - I saw the two prisoners and Sheering; Hurley was sitting with his left arm on a table, and on the table was this money, which I here produce - it has been in my possession ever since; here is a French coin, which had been shown to me in the morning, before; there was a candle on the table, but it was not burning - while I was stationed in the hospital I saw Hurley come from Bartholomew-square to go towards the door of the office; in two or three minutes he came from towards the door, going into Smithfield, and I saw him put his left hand to the side of his pocket - I saw no more of him till I saw him in the room; the money found there is three sovereigns, one half-sovereign, nine half-crowns, twenty-three shillings, seven sixpences, one half-fram, and 3d. in copper.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You had heard of this intended robbery? A. Yes - I swear I saw Hurley: his name had not been mentioned to me by my informant, nor by any one - my brother did not tell it me: when I saw him pass near the steward's office I did not take him, because I expected more to be there - I said, "I think that is one of them."

Re-examined. Q. That is a public place? A. Yes -I could not have seized him instantly: I had to go round several yards.

JURY. Q. You have stated you said you thought that was the man? A. I said so to Mr. Wix - I followed him within five minutes.

COURT. Q. Did you keep your eyes upon him? A. No: I saw no more of him till I saw him in Mill-yard.

Cross-examined. Q.Did you go up first or your brother? A. I did, with Roe - Sheering was in the room.

JURY. Q. Did you know Hurley again when you saw him in Mill-yard? A. I did.

JOHN ROE . I joined the two officers in pursuit of these prisoners - I was applied to here, at the Old Bailey Session, a little after ten o'clock; I did not go into any house in Old-street-road - I believe Sheering went; I went on to Rosemary-lane, and to a court - I do not know the name of it; I went up into the room after Sheering -I saw the two prisoners and Sheering - it was a middling sized room; there was a bed in it, and a table - as I went in the table was on the left-hand side of the room: Hurley was sitting on the left-hand side of the table, with his elbow on the table, and Nash was on the opposite side - Sheering was on the bed; I took Nash - I did not take notice of any thing that was said to him: this money was on the table.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q.Sheering went up first? A. Yes.

JOHN GILL . I know Nash. I remember seeing him on

the 27th of May, at the end of White Lion-street, Rosemary-lane; there were two men with him, and to the best of my belief Hurley was one, but I am not quite positive; I heard Nash say "The time to do the job is between nine and ten o'clock in the morning;" I did not pay any attention to their further conversation.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q.They were strangers to you? A. Yes, with the exception of Nash - I cannot swear to the other men, but I think Hurley was one.

Nash. He swears false - he never saw me.

COURT. Q. Had you seen him? A. Yes, near my father's window, which is a whip-makers, in Smithfield, of a morning, and I knew his person.

WILLIAM GLYDE. I am a porter at St. Bartholomew's-hospital. I know Nash and Sheering; I remember the hospital being robbed on Friday morning - I saw Nash and Sheering that morning, between nine and ten o'clock, just outside the centre gate, leaning against the rails in Smithfield, and walking up and down.

Cross-examined. Q.Had you known Sheering before? A. I had known him by sight; I do not know that ever I drank with him - I will not swear it; it was reported he was a body-snatcher - I am not one.

Re-examined. Q.How long have you been porter there? A.Between four and five years.

COURT. Q. Did you know Nash? A. Yes, for three or four years.

WALKER WILLIAM WILBY. This half-franc is, I believe, the one I left there that morning - it appears in every respect the same; the notes are at the Bank.

Nash's Defence. I have no relation in London; I get my living the same way as Sheering.

COURT to THOMAS HERDSFIELD . Q.Did you see the door of the office? A. Yes, but did not particularly notice it - I saw no marks on it.

MR. ADOLPHUS to MR. WIX. Q. Did you see how the door was broken? A. The fastening of the latch was forced off; I have it in my pocket - I do not know whether it was done with the foot being pressed against it, it might be.

JURY. Q.Is it always fastened in that way? A. Sometimes I leave it open; this is the catch which was broken off - it was hanging so loosely that the least touch knocked it off.

NASH - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 27.

HURLEY - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury.

[Saturday, July 10.]

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First Middlesex Jury. - Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1259. CHARLES CLIFT , alias CAMPBELL , was indicted for that he, at the Delivery of the King's Gaol of Newgate, holden for the County of Middlesex, at Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, in the suburbs of the City of London, on Wednesday, the 19th of February, in the 4th year of the reign of George the 4th, was in due form of law convicted by his own confession, on a certain indictment against him, for that he, on the 10th of January, in the 3rd year of the reign aforesaid, at the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, feloniously did dispose of and put away, a certain forged and counterfeited Bank-note for payment of the sum of 5l., well knowing the same to be forged and counterfeited, with intent to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; against the Statute, &c.; and was thereupon ordered to be hanged by the neck until he should be dead; but his late Majesty having been graciously pleased to extend his Royal Mercy unto him, upon condition of his being transported to the coast of New South Wales, or some one or other of the islands adjacent, for and during the term of his natural life, which being in due manner signified in writing, by one of his late Majesty's principal Secretaries of State: he, the said Charles Clift , was at the same Session, ordered to be transported to the said coast of New South Wales, or some one or other of the islands adjacent, for and during the term of his natural life, pursuant to the Statute, &c.; and that he afterwards, on the 28th of June , in the 1st year of the reign of William the 4th, feloniously was at large, without any lawful cause, within his Majesty's dominious, to wit, at St. Mary, Lambeth , in the County of Surrey, that is to say, at St. James, Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex , before the expiration of the said term for which he was so ordered to be transported; against the Statute , &c.

SECOND COUNT, that at the Delivery of the King's Gaol of Newgate, holden for the County of Middlesex, at Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, in the suburbs of the City of London, on Wednesday, the 19th of February, in the 4th year of the reign of our late Lord the King, the said Charles Clift , alias Charles Campbell, was ordered to be transported to the coast of New South Wales, or some one or other of the islands adjacent, for and during the term of his natural life, pursuant to the Statute, &c.; and that he afterwards, on the 28th of June, in the 1st year of the reign of William the 4th, feloniously was at large within his Majesty's dominions, at St. Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, that is to say at St. James, Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex, without any lawful cause, before the expiration of the said term for which he had been ordered to be transported, as last aforesaid; against the Statute, &c. - to which he pleaded GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 30.

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First Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Justice James Parke .

1260. CHARLES CUSHWAY and CHARLES TAYLOR were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Low , on the 13th of May , at St. John at Hackney , and stealing therein, 3 coats, value 70s.; 1 waistcoat, value 1s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 3s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 6d.; 2 shirts, value 2s.; 1 brooch, value 2s., and 30s., the property of the said John Low ; and 1 coat, value 20s.; 2 snuff-boxes, value 1s.; 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 6d., and 1 bracelet, value 6d., the goods of Edward Low .

JOHN LOW. I live in the parish of St. John, Hackney, and rent the house. On the 13th of May, about five o'clock in the evening, I went out, leaving nobody in the house; I locked the door myself - I left the articles stated as mine in the indictment safe; two of the coats were in a drawer with the handkerchief and shirts - I saw them there about a quarter to five o'clock; I left the key with my sister. who lived opposite - I returned on Saturday, the 15th, found my box broken open, and my things taken away; I

had left 30s. in half-crowns and shillings, and lost that - the locks of all the drawers were picked; I had left them locked - I went to Worship-street on the following Wednesday, and saw some of my property.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Do you keep the whole house? A. Yes - I pay the rent; a cousin lodges with me - he pays rent to me, and not to the landlord; I am a dealer in cattle ; I have no partner - I have found all my property: 1 value it all at about 4l., besides the money - I was absent two days.

EDWARD LOW. I am the prosecutor's cousin, and lodged with him; I had some things there. I left London on the 1st of May, and returned to the house on the 16th; I missed a top coat, a silk handkerchief, two snuff boxes, a pair of gloves, and a bracelet - I saw my property on the following Wednesday at the office; I had seen it safe the morning I left - they were locked up; the top coat was in a drawer in the front bed-room, and the rest in a chest in the back bed-room - the drawers and chest had been opened when I returned.

FRANCES LOW. I am the prosecutor's sister, and lodge opposite his house. I recollect his going away in May - he left the house shut up: I went over to his house about half-past eight o'clock that evening - the house was quite safe then; I had the key - I locked the door, and went home; I went over again with my two brothers, about nine or a quarter-past, as they were going to sleep there -I then observed the parlour door open, which I had locked a short time before; that is just by the street door - I opened the street door, and observed nothing wrong there; I had a candle with me - I heard somebody up stairs; it was two persons - I heard them open the front window, and saw the two prisoners jump out of that window - I was outside the house, against the paling; I called out for assistance - Mr. Adams came first: my brother William took hold of Cushway first, but let him go, and Adams took him; he ran after him, as he had got a few steps from the house - my brother Stephen followed Taylor; I did not know the prisoners before, but am certain Adams took one of the persons I saw jump out of the window - I saw Taylor in custody in about ten minutes; none of the outer doors or windows had been broken open - I am sure I left all secure at half-past eight o'clock.

Cross-examined. Q.Did you leave any body in the house when you first went? A. No; I went all over the house, and am certain I left nobody there - when I returned the outer doors were locked, as I had left them, and all appeared safe, till I heard the prisoners open the window; it was the top window the prisoners opened - there was no window opened before that; I am quite sure no window was left open - I do not know such a parish as St. Mary, in Hackney.

WILLIAM LOW. I am the prosecutor's brother. On the 13th of May I went with her to John Low 's house, and observed the parlour door open - I had a light in a lantern; I went to the back of the house, and saw that the doors were fast; I stood at the bottom of the stairs, looked up, and both the doors up stairs appeared shut - I heard somebody run out of one room into the other; I could not tell whether it was more than one person - I heard them shove up the front window up stairs; I then ran out to the front of the house, and saw the two prisoners jump out of that window into the garden - Taylor said if we did not let him get over the paling of the garden he would knock our brains out; I saw Cushway there, and caught hold of his coat - he got from me and got over, and Adams caught hold of him.

Cross-examined. Q. It was dark? A.Just dusk - I had not time to go to the top of the house before I heard them; my sister did not go up stairs - she went back to the house after they were taken, to see what was lost; I saw the up stairs front window open after they jumped out.

STEPHEN LOW. I went with my sister and brother, and saw both the prisoners jump out of window; my brother and I were round the paling, keeping them in the garden - Taylor said if we did not let them get over he would knock our brains out; they both got over - I caught hold of Taylor's coat: he turned round, and threw me down - I followed him round Russell-place, and did not lose sight of him before he was stopped by Turner.

WILLIAM ADAMS. I was present, secured Cushway, and delivered him to Wood, the constable, at Hackney watch-house.

Cross-examined. Q.Are there two parishes in Hackney? A. No - I have lived there twenty-five years.

WILLIAM GLYNN. I live opposite Low. On the night in question I saw Cushway in Adams' custody - I also collared him, and on the road to the watch-house I saw him make a motion with his right hand, and throw something behind him across to the paling - it rattled very lond, and he said, "Mind what you are after, flinging stones here;" I did not see what it was he threw away - the palings are about one hundred yards from the prosecutor's house.

WILLIAM TURNER . I recollect the alarm of this house being robbed; I heard a cry of Stop thief! and took Taylor into custody - before that, as he came down Nursery-place, I observed him throw something away into Mr. Glover's garden; Stephen Low called Stop thief! I turned back to collar him, and saw him throw something else into my father's garden - I took him to the watch-house; I afterwards searched Glover's garden, and found four skeleton and one picklock-key at the place where I saw him throw something; I gave them to Wood - I went into my father's garden, and found a phosphorus-box and some matches, which I gave to Wood.

WILLIAM BREWER. I heard an alarm of Stop thief! on the night in question, and saw Taylor throw something into Glover's and Turner's gardens.

JOHN JACKSON. I saw Cushway taken into the watch-house, and saw him throw something against the pales - a boy picked it up, and gave it to me; it was a small crowbar - I was close behind him.

JOHN WOODS . I am constable of Hackney. I saw the prisoners in custody at the watch-house; I searched their persons, and found on Cushway four silk handkerchiefs, two snuff-boxes, a bracelet, half a crown, a shilling, a sixpence, and two or three halfpence; I have some skeleton-keys given me by Turner - I took some crowns, half-crowns, and shillings out of Taylor's pocket, and Dorset, in my presence, took from him a top coat and another coat- they each had two coats on.

Cross-examined. Q. Is there more than one parish in

Hackney? A. No; there are two churches, but it is all rated as St. John.

JOHN LOW. These three handkerchiefs are mine, and are marked with my name; these other things are also mine.

EDWARD LOW. This snuff-box, coats, and other things are mine - the value of the property I lost is about 25l.

The prisoners made no Defence, but five witnesses deposed to Cushway's good character, and one to that of Taylor.

CUSHWAY - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 26.

TAYLOR - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 29.

Both recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutors, on account of their families; and Cushway by the Jury, on account of his character.

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First Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Baron Garrow .

1261. WILLIAM LOWNDS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Henry Martin Johnson , on the 29th of May , at Finchley , and stealing therein 1 coat, value 15s.; 1 shirt, value 2s.; 1 handkerchief, value 2s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 18d., and 2 images, value 2s. , the goods of George Beach .

GEORGE BEACH. In May last I was in care of Mr. Henry Martin Johnson 's house, at Finchley-common - it is in the parish of Finchley, which is between the two Swans: I get my living by getting gravel from the waste there - I had known the prisoner two months, and allowed him to sleep at Johnson's house with me; I left the house on Saturday afternoon - the prisoner went with me; I came out at the front door, which shuts with a spring lock on being pulled too - I made it secure; I am quite sure I tried it - the back window was safe, except one pane of glass being broken; only one pane was broken then - it had not been puttied: the window was closed and fastened, and all the property was safe; I left the coat on the bed where the prisoner used to sleep with me; I went to a public-house with him, when we came out, and staid about an hour - he left me there; I expected him to sleep with me that night - I returned at half-past nine o'clock; when I came home I found the back window broken - two more squares were broken - the shutter was shoved back and open; the window was broken close to the fastening - there was room for the prisoner to get in; I missed all my property, and proceeded to Hadley, with assistance - we got there about half-past eleven o'clock; it is about three miles off - I found the prisoner in bed there, at Hibbert's house; Mrs. Hibbert produced a bundle, containing the articles I had lost - (looking at them) these are them; this is my coat, shirt, handkerchief, stockings, and two images - they are all mine, and were there when I went out.

MARY HIBBERT. I keep the Windmill public-house at Hadley, in the parish of Enfield. The prisoner came to my house on the 29th of May, a little after nine o'clock, and asked if he could have a bed; I said he might - he had a pint of beer, and some bread and cheese; he delivered me a bundle to take care of - I put it into the bar, and in about half an hour the patrol and Beach came to inquire after him; I delivered them the bundle, which had not been out of my custody.

SAMUEL COLLARD. I am patrol of Finchley. I went with the prosecutor to Hibbert's house - she delivered me the bundle; I have had the articles ever since.

Prisoner's Defence. I wished him to behave to me like a gentleman; he came and asked me to sleep with him - he did not behave well to me; I got intoxicated on Saturday, and did not know what I was doing - I happened to tie some of his things up in the bundle with my own.

MRS. HIBBERT. I cannot say whether he was sober or not - he was quite a stranger.

[Wednesday, July 8.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 28.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury, believing him to bear a good character.

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Second Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Justice James Parke .

1262. GEORGE KIRBY was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June , at Christchurch, 2 calves, price 7l., and 11 live geese, price 2l. , the property of William Walton .

MR. CLARKSON conducted the prosecution.

ROBERT JAMES HAWES . I am in the service of William Walton, who has a farm at Chingford, in Essex . On Wednesday, the 3rd of June, he had two calves and twelve geese; I secured the calves in the pen - they were all right at ten o'clock that night; the pen is at the end of the cowhouse - the geese were in a building which was formerly a stable; it is part of the premises - I saw them safe at eight o'clock, when I secured them there, as usual; I got up between five and six o'clock in the morning, and went to the pens immediately - the calves were gone, and the doors were open; I then went to the stable - that door was open, and only one goose left; I went and told master, then went to Dorward, the constable, who accompanied me to London that morning - we went to Leadenhall-market, and in consequence of information there, we went to Judson's, a butcher, in Whitechapel; I saw Adaman there, and in consequence of what passed I went to the house of the witness Banks, in Rosemary-lane - it was in the morning; I there saw the two calves dead, but their skins on - I knew them to be my master's, and the two I had lost; the skins are here (looking at them) - these are only the skins of the two bodies, the skins of the heads were so offensive we could not keep them - the heads were particularly spotted about the eyes, by which I knew them, and here are white marks down the back on these skins, by which I know them; the mark on the head was a particular one - I have not a doubt they were the heads of my master's calves - one was seven weeks old, and the other seven weeks and a few days; they corresponded in age, and one of the skins has a very particular mark - they were calved at our place. When I went to Banks' the prisoner was there, with the calves; I had known him before for seven or eight years, and have seen him passing the house three or four days running - Dorward took him into custody: something passed between me, Dorward, and Banks before that - after finding the calves Dorward went to look for the geese, and I saw eight of master's geese in a cart at Lambeth-street Office on the Friday: they are now at master's farm - I have no doubt of their being eight of what were stolen; one had been left behind, and when the eight came back they appeared to know each other; if you put geese to a strange one they will fight - they were not marked: I put them down in the farm-yard, they then came up to the back door where they were usually fed, and the one which had

been left behind came and joined them - they appeared to recognise each other; I believe they formed eight of the eleven which were stolen - the calves were not exactly in a killing condition; they were worth about 7l.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. What are you? A. A bailiff; there are two other persons employed at the farm - it is my duty to look after the calves.

Q.Did you ever see a brown calf without a white stripe down the back? A. Yes; I never saw one like this before - there are certainly others with white backs, but not as this is; I do not mean to say there never was one like it before - there were also marks on the head of a particular sort: the head was spotted round the eye very particularly - it is common for calves to be spotted.

Q. The other skin is white, what do you know that by? A. The skin is dried up now, and I cannot explain it so well; I know it by these marks - I never saw another marked like this one; it is a very particular mark - I have had some hundreds of calves under my care, and never saw one that would answer this; I never saw one marked like it; I should know it from five hundred - I never knew the prisoner employed to take calves or poultry to market; he kept a cart, and I know he carried wood- I do not undertake to swear to the geese, but have no doubt of them; my master has no other Christian name.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you speak to the prisoner at Banks'? A. Yes - I said to Dorward, "That is Kirby;" Banks lives in Rosemary-lane.

DAVID DORWARD. I am constable of Chingford. On the morning of the 3rd of June I was spoken to, and went with Hawes to Leadenhall-market, after inquiring at different markets; I afterwards went to the house of Judson, in Whitechapel, and there saw Adaman - in consequence of what he told me I went to Banks', in Rosemary-lane, with Hawes and Adaman, and saw the two calves hanging up, with the skins partly off, as the butchers generally leave them when they are fresh killed; the prisoner and Banks were there - Hawes identified the calves, and recognised the prisoner; I said, "Halloo, countryman. who would have thought of seeing you here?" I live at Woodford, and had frequently seen him, but not for some time before this; he was very much agitated, and said, "I don't know you;" I knew that he did know me very well, and said, "You know me very well - you are my prisoner," and took him into custody; I found five of the geese next day at Leadenhall-market, in the possession of Howard, and two more were produced at Lambeth-street by Howard; I took the geese to Chingford, and put them down in the farm-yard - they appeared to recognise the one which was left, and that one seemed pleased and was cackling; they went under the gate together, into another yard, and then to the place where they are fed - I was present before the Magistrate when the prisoner was examined; I believe what he said was taken in writing.

COURT. Q.Before you took him to the Magistrate, did he say any thing to you? A. He said he did not steal them - that he was engaged by two men to fetch them from Chingford; I asked who the men were - he said he did not know them at first; he afterwards said one was a bird-fancier - I have since ascertained who that is, and have been in pursuit of him, but cannot find him; he said that he went down with him, and another man, who he had very little knowledge of, was to meet him at Mr. Walton's; he said the bird-fancier had engaged him- that the bird-fancier and him met at the Two Brewers at Stratford; he went down to Walton's with the birdfancier, and met the other man, who had got the calves ready for them - that the bird-fancier and him carried them to the cart, which stood at a little distance from the house, in the lane; he said it was about two o'clock in the morning - he said that he engaged him to fetch them, and he did not steal them, for he was employed by them- he said he and the bird-fancier carried them from Mr. Walton's barn; I had not held out any threat or promise to him, but told him what he said to me would come against him as evidence - he lives at Hackney-wick, four or five miles from Chingford; I have seen him many times at Woodford, which is the adjoining parish to Chingford.

THOMAS BANKS. I am a butcher, and live in Rosemary-lane. On Thursday morning, the 3rd of June, between seven and eight o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Lime-street, Leadenhall-market, where they unload the meat-carts for the market - he had a cart with two calves, also two small hampers and one long one at the side; he called to me, "Butcher, will you buy two calves?" I told him no - I went over, looked at them, and asked what he wanted - he said either eight guineas, or 8l., I do not know which; I said No - he said, "Do you know any body who will kill them for me?" I asked whose they were - he said they were his own; he asked if I knew who would kill them for him - I said I would if he would take them down to my house; he asked where I lived - I said, "No. 64, Rosemary-lane;" he took them there - I was to have 10s. for killing them, and taking them to market the following morning; that is about a fair price - I went home directly; he was coming to my house, and I met him - he had the calves and three hampers with him - I helped him to take the calves out, and put them in my shop, which is in front of the main street - I untied their legs, and said, "Let them lay and rest themselves;" he said, "Put them backward in the back place" - (they could be seen where I put them in the shop, which was open, and the door off;) he drove them backwards himself, and we went over to the Hampshire Hog public-house, and had a glass of gin each; he said I was to kill them and get them done by four o'clock, and he would come back again - I said that should be done; he said they were to go to Mr. Brown's, Whitechapel-market, the following morning; he wanted me to purchase them several times - I said what I bought I always bought at market; we parted about half-past eight o'clock- Adaman, who was in Mr. Judson's service, came to my shop between eleven and twelve that day; I told him what had passed between me and the prisoner, and showed him the calves - between three and four o'clock that day he came with Hawes and Dorward; Hawes recognized the calves. which hung in the middle of my shop - he said, "They are my vmaster's calves, I will swear to them;" the prisoner was present, and was taken into custody; I never saw him before that morning, to my knowledge.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you quite sure about the conversation you first had with him? A. Yes, quite;

nobody else was with him - I am sure he did not say he was instructed to sell them, and get them killed; nobody came to inquire after the calves after he was taken.

MR. CLARKSON. Q.Is Salmon in your service? A. I employed him to kill them - my house is in Middlesex.

JOSEPH SALMON. I occasionally kill beast for Banks. On Thursday morning, the 3rd of June, I killed these two calves - the prisoner came in while I was killing them; he said they were his own, and that they were to go to market - I was to do them in the best manner I could.

THOMAS ADAMAN. On Thursday, the 3rd of June, I was gathering money for Mr. Judson, who is a carcasebutcher; I went that day to Banks', who made a communication to me about the prisoner, and showed me the calves - Dorward and the bailiff came to me that afternoon; I accompanied them to Banks', and saw the two calves, which were then killed - they were alive in the morning; they appeared the same calves.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose there was no particular mark by which you could recognize them? A.There was no private mark, but I knew them from the colour of the skin.

RICHARD STEADMAN . I am a porter at Leadenhall-market. On the morning of the 3rd of June the prisoner came to the market, and I carried a hamper of geese for him out of his cart in Lime-street, to Mr. Howard's, the salesman.

GEORGE GODFREY. I am in the service of Mr. Howard, a poultry-salesman, of Leadenhall-market. On the 3rd of June eleven geese were sent to us to sell by the prisoner - I saw him about half an hour after Steadman pitched them - I paid the prisoner 1l. 11s. 6d. for them; there were eight young ones and three old - they were brought to our shop about half-past four o'clock in the morning; he called for his money about nine - I saw him about them three or four times; three of the geese, which were old, were sold to a stranger, and eight young ones to Mr. Howard's brother.

HENRY HOWARD . I am Howard's brother. I bought eight young geese of him on the 3rd of June for 3s. each - I sold one to a stranger that day, and on the Friday following Dorward came to me; I delivered him the seven immediately - they were the same as I bought of my brother; I had no others - the prisoner was present when I bought them, and said they belonged to him; I do not know whether Godfrey was present.

GEORGE GODFREY. I saw the eight geese in Mr. Howard's brother's possession; they were eight of those I paid the prisoner for.

ROBERT JAMES HAWES. Three of the geese were old, and eight young - the seven I have recovered were young.

Prisoner's Defence. That witness (Godfrey) is the man who employed me - he sent me down to Banks' with the calves, and told me to bring the money back to him; Banks said if I would give him a receipt for 6l. he would give me 1l. - that is not the man who killed them.

GEORGE GODFREY . I did not tell him Banks would kill them for him - I never saw Banks till he was at Lambeth-street.

Prisoner. Two persons employed me to bring them -I stood a long while before this porter came up and asked if the geese were mine; I said No, they belonged to a man who sent me.

RICHARD STEADMAN. I asked him if the geese belonged to him, and if they were going into the market - there was another young man with him, and they said they wanted to see a man named Godfrey; I cannot say which of them said so - I told them he was Mr. Howard's man, and I would look for him, but he might not be there for an hour - this was ten minutes or a quarter-past four o'clock, and a little before five I saw Godfrey coming down the street; I told him there were some things there for his master, and asked if I should pitch them - he said, "Yes, bring them up;" I did so, and Howard paid me for the porterage.

DAVID DORWARD. When I took the prisoner there was no other man there except the butcher.

Prisoner. This man wanted to conceal the geese under his master's place, but they could not - Godfrey sent me down to Banks' with the calves, and told me to bring the money back with me - the two men ran away when they found I was taken.

GEORGE GODFREY. On my oath I never saw Banks till he was at Lambeth-street - I did not send him there, or tell him to bring the money back to me.

DAVID DORWARD. There were no men there to run away - I saw no men run away.[Friday, July 9.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 45.

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Second Middlesex Jury. - Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1263. DAVID RICHARDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June , at St. Pancras, 1 gold watch, value 30l., the goods of William Giesler , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZA CROSS. I am in the service of Mr. William Giesler , who lives in Upper Woburn-place . I know the prisoner - his mother is a laundress, in master's employ; the prisoner brought the clothes home, and took others away to be washed. On Wednesday, the 2nd of June, I remember his coming with some clothes, which he delivered to me; there was a bill due to his mother - I desired him to wait for his money; I left him in the hall, and went down into the kitchen; the watch at that time hung on an image in the back parlour - he could not see it where I left him in the hall, but he came to the head of the stairs, and told me he was going a little further, and would call again; I had desired him to wait for the money, and expected he would do so - I should have detained him probably ten minutes, but he called out to me, saying he was going a little further, and would call again for the money; he was not to carry away any clothes that day, he went away, and did not return - I went up stairs in about ten minutes after he left, but did not miss the watch till evening; no stranger had been there who could have gone into the parlour after he left - nobody could have come without my knowledge, and I am quite sure nobody did come; when he called out to me the second time from the head of the kitchen stairs, he could see the watch hanging up, as the room door was open; the watch has never been recovered.

JOSEPH COLE. I am a serjeant of the Police. I received the prisoner in charge on Thursday afternoon, on suspicion of taking this watch: he was asked if he knew any thing about it, and denied knowing any thing about it

- I took him into a back room, and searched him; he had got nothing about him - I took him to the watch-house, and then he told me if I would take him back to the lady he would say something to her; he said, "I will state to her"- I said if he wished to say any thing a young woman was there, and he could speak to her; he said he had nothing to say: Mr. Giesler's mother had given him in charge.

JOHN RICHARDSON. I am the prisoner's father - his mother is a laundress employed by Mr. Giesler; after this charge was made, I questioned him about the watch - he at first denied knowing any thing about it; I took him to Mr. Giesler, and delivered him up myself - he denied taking it, and not being satisfied with that, I questioned him about it, and he said he did take it - I told him if he would confess that he did take it, it would be the better for him; he said he did not make away with the property himself, but another one, named Bartholomew Fuller , made away with it - I know Bartholomew Fuller well, and the whole of the family: he said it had been disposed of to Moses Marks, in Field-lane, for 10s., and he had 2s. of the money - I afterwards heard him give the same account to Limbrick and others.

JOHN LIMBRICK. I am an officer. In consequence of information from the last witness, I had some conversation with the prisoner - the father asked him about the watch; he said he took it, but did not part with it - that another boy sold it, but he did not know his name; I fetched him up on the Thursday, and took him to where he said he had sold it, and the man denied it - the man was brought to the office, committed for two days, and then discharged.

JAMES WARD . I know the prisoner by sight: I saw him on Wednesday, the 2nd of June, between eleven and twelve o'clock; he asked me to pledge a gold watch for him - I told him no, I would not; he said he would show it to me; he took up the tail of his jacket, and said he had it there, and I could see the form of a watch in his jacket pocket, but I did not see the watch; I heard a watch tick - I saw him at Brompton, between four and five o'clock; he crossed over to me, and said he had sent a person to pledge it, and he got taken into place - I thought he meant taken into custody; I gave information to his father: I was not present when he made a statement to Limbrick.

MR. WILLIAM GIESLER. I live in Upper Woburn-place, and am a furrier . I had seen my watch the day before it was lost; I had wound it up and left it in my back parlour - I have not seen it since: I was from home when the prisoner came for the clothes - the watch originally cost me about 38l.; I had had it seven or eight years - I imagine it to be worth 20l. I keep the house, which is in the parish of St. Pancras.

Prisoner's Defence (written.) The evidence against me you have heard; I beg in the most humble manner to inform this honorable Court that I am innocent of the commission of the offence for which I stand here before you: it is most painful to my feelings, as well as heart-breaking to my unfortunate mother,(who has six small children) to whom I was a great assistance, to see her ill-fated son placed in such a degrading and perilous situation; on the morning laid in the indictment I admit I went to the prosecutor's house for my mother with some linen - I also admit that I was desired by some person in the prosecutor's house to call again in the course of the day, but I omitted to do so, in consequence of my having more pressing occasions for my time elsewhere, which I thought would turn to more advantage towards the support of my mother, brothers and sisters, whose interest I always preferred to my own; the two above circumstances alone have been the cause of my being committed on the present charge, without any further shadow of guilt attached to me, and I solicit in the most respectful and humble manner that the very slight grounds of suspicion which attaches to me - I trust that my youth (being scarcely eighteen years old) and my general good character, and this being the first and only offence with which I have ever been charged - this honorable Court will in its great humanity condescend and weigh minutely the evidence of the witnesses against me with mature deliberation; I await with humble submission your decision.[Friday, July 9.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

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

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Third Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1264. JOHN IRELAND , alias HIGHLAND , was indicted for that he, at the General Quarter Session of the Peace of our Lord the King, holden at Kingston upon Thames, in and for the County of Surrey, on Tuesday in the week next after the 11th of October, to wit, on the 14th of October, in the 9th year of the reign of George the 4th, and from thence continued by adjournment to Monday, the 20th of the same month of October, he(the said John Ireland) together with one James Lockwood, were tried and convicted upon a certain indictment against them, for that they, on the 10th of September, in the 9th year of the reign of George the 4th, at the parish of St. Saviour, in the liberty of the Clink, in the County aforesaid, one piece of false and counterfeit money, made to the likeness of a piece of good, lawful, and current money and silver coin of this realm, called a shilling, unlawfully, &c., did utter to one Ann Jackson, spinster, they well knowing the same to be counterfeit; and that they, at the time when they so uttered the said piece of counterfeit money, to wit, on the said 10th of September, at the parish aforesaid, within the liberty aforesaid, had about them in their possession one other counterfeit shilling, they well knowing it to be counterfeited; against the Statute,&c.; - and that they, on the said 10th of September, at the parish aforesaid, within the liberty aforesaid, one other counterfeit shilling, as and for a good one, unlawfully, &c. did utter to the said Ann Jackson, they well knowing the same to be counterfeit; against the Statute, &c. And it was thereupon considered by the Court that they, for the said misdemeanor, should be severally imprisoned in the House of Correction at Guildford, in the said County, for the space of one year, there to be kept to hard labour, and should severally enter into a recognizance of 10l, with two sufficient sureties in 5l. each, to be of good behaviour for two years more, as by the record thereof doth more fully appear. And that the said John Ireland, now called John Highland, having been so convicted as a common utterer of false money, to wit, on the 27th of May, in the 11th year of the reign of George the 4th, at St. Clement Danes, Middlesex. one piece of counterfeit money, made to the similitude of a good sixpence, as and for a good one, unlawfully and feloniously did utter to one Elizabeth, the wife of Samuel England , he well knowing the same to be couterfeit: against the Statute . &c.

MR. ELLIS conducted the prosecution.

ELIZABETH ENGLAND . I am the wife of Samuel England, who keeps the Alphabet public-house, in Stanhope-street, Clare-market . On the 27th of May , about eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to our house, and called for a glass of peppermint, which came to 2d.; he offered me a sixpence in payment - I served him, gave him 4d. change, and he went away; I put the sixpence into the till, and am quite certain there was no other there - in less than ten minutes he came in again, and asked for another glass of peppermint; I served him with that - he offered me another sixpence: I then looked at this second sixpence - I took it, and saw it was a bad one; I immediately opened the till, looked at the other, and found it was the same - I told him that was the second bad sixpence he had given me in less than ten minutes; he said he did not know, he had just taken it, and he would go to the person he had just taken it from - he said he had not been in before, but I am quite sure he had - I recollect him perfectly well, and have no doubt of his being the man who came twice; it was his coming again made me suspect him - I told him I should keep the two bad sixpences, and then he paid me in copper, but I kept the sixpences: I saw him again in about a quarter of an hour - James Davidson brought him to my house; he had been at the bar at the time he paid me the two bad sixpences - he told the prisoner to pay me the 4d. out of the bad six-pences, and he gave me 4d.; that was to pay for what I had given him in change - I marked both the sixpences, in the presence of Morris, the Policeman, (who apprehended him,) and gave them to him.

EDWARD TERNOUR. I lodge at Mr. Kilbeck's, a tobacconist, in King-street, Covent-garden. On Thursday, the 27th of May, between nine and ten o'clock, I recollect a person coming into Mr. Kilbeck's shop; it was a soldier, but I will not swear the prisoner is the man - I saw the prisoner in custody a week or ten days after, and had a doubt whether he was the man; I saw him twice on the 27th of May - he asked for a quarter of an ounce of tobacco, and gave me sixpence: I put it into the till, and gave him 5d. in change - there were one or two other sixpences in the till at the time, but not more than two; I remarked that the sixpence he gave me was exceedingly black, very dirty, and the two in the till were perfectly clean and good, quite distinguishable from the one he gave me - I afterwards saw James Davidson: he went out, and returned in five or ten minutes, with a soldier, who I believe to be the prisoner, and had no doubt of his being the man who had given me the bad sixpence; Davidson said, in the prisoner's presence, "Here is the soldier that passed the bad sixpence on you" - the prisoner said, "Was it a bad one? I was not aware of it;" Davidson said he had followed him from place to place, and witnessed his passing bad sixpences, prior to his coming into that shop; the prisoner then said, "If I have given you a bad sixpence where is it?" I replied,"Not expecting to see you again I destroyed it;" I had thrown it into the fire - he immediately drew from his pocket 5 1/2d., which he laid on the counter, and said,"There, that will do I suppose?" Davidson said, "No, not exactly - you have passed other bad money, and must change it;" he then demanded the prisoner's name, and he very indistinctly gave Highland or Ireland; we could not make out which - Davidson said, "You must now go with me," and he quitted the shop with him.

JAMES DAVIDSON not appearing, his recognizance was estreated.

WILLIAM TYRRELL . I keep the Plough public-house, Carey-street, and know the prisoner. On the 27th of May, between half-past ten o'clock and a quarter to eleven, I saw him on the opposite side of my street, making a stand; he came over, and asked for three halfpenny worth of peppermint, which is an unusual quantity, but seeing he was a soldier I gave him three halfpenny worth - he put me over a sixpence, which I saw was very dirty and black, but I believed it to be good; I had other people at the bar, and did not examine it so accurately as I might - I observed two or three dents in it, as if it had been bruised- I put it into the till with other money; there were other sixpences there at the time - I gave him 4 1/2d. on change, and just after he went away I emptied the money out of the till into my pocket; I paid no money out of my pocket till after I had seen the officer, who came, and made inquiries of me - I gave him information: the prisoner was not present; I took out my money and looked at it, saying I had taken a black sixpence of a soldier, which I could distinctly point out - I did so; we rubbed the dirt off, and found it to be a very bad one - I am quite satisfied it was the one he gave me; I had no other like it in my pocket: I marked it, and gave it to Morris, the Policeman.

JOAB MORRIS. I am a Policeman. I apprehended the prisoner on the 27th, and received from Elizabeth England two bad sixpences, which I produce; I kept them separate from any others - I searched the prisoner, and found 3s. 1d. worth of halfpence, two tobacco papers, two buns, and a bit of bees' wax; I produce another sixpence, which I received from Tyrrell, at the Plough.

MR. RICHARD FRANKLYN. I am a moneyer of the Mint. The two first sixpence produced are counterfeit, and from the same mould; the other is counterfeit, but not from the same mould.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I produce a copy of the record of the conviction of John Ireland , as a common utterer of counterfeit money, at the Surrey Session, 1828; I examined it with the original record, with the clerk of the peace, in his office - (read as indictment.)

BENJAMIN ELMES . I am turnkey of the County gaol of Surrey. I know the prisoner; he was convicted in October, 1828, by the name of John Ireland, and sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment in the County gaol.

Prisoner's Defence (written). I stand before your Lordship's bar charged with an offence, of which I am entirely innocent. I understand one of the witnesses for the prosecution has sworn that I went into her house on the day mentioned in the indictment and had a glass of peppermint in payment, for which she says I gave her a counterfeit sixpence, which she put into her till among a quantity of other money: among which were nineteen other sixpences, and that it was after it had been in the till she found that it was a bad one. I most positively declare my innocence of this charge, and the witnesses must be mistaken in the person. - Another witness swears that I went into his shop for half an ounce of tobacco, for which he says I gave him sixpence and received the change, which sixpence he afterwards found to be bad; and he immediately burned it - he also says that I was brought back to his shop by some person who asked him if I had not given him a bad sixpence; he said Yes, and I

immediately gave him back the change. In answer to this I do most positively declare that I did not know that I had a bad sixpence in my possession, or I should not have given it. - A publican has sworn that I passed a counterfeit sixpence at his house on the same day; this witness, as well as the first, must be mistaken in my person: for I do most solemnly declare my innocence of these two charges, never having been in either of the witnesses' houses. I have been in his Majesty's service for upwards of twenty-three years, and in the event of the Jury finding me guilty, I throw myself upon the Mercy of the Court: who, I hope, will take into consideration the length of time I have been in his Majesty's service, and that I have a wife and three helpless children.[Monday, July 12.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 40.

Reference Number: t18300708-8

Third Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1265. THOMAS LATTIMORE , alias WESTWOOD was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Ewer , on the 14th of June , at Hendon , and stealing therein 1 frock-coat, value 4s., and 1 pair of breeches, value 4s., his property .

EDWARD EWER . I am a labourer , and have a cottage in Hendon parish; I live in it alone. On Monday, the 14th of June, I came home to dinner, and left the cottage at one o'clock; I locked my door, and put the key into my pocket - I fastened it with a padlock and chain, and left nobody at home: I left a fustian coat and a pair of breeches there - I came back about a quarter-past three o'clock, and found the chain down; the staple had been drawn: a person could then open the door and go in - I went in, and missed my coat and breeches; I saw the coat again a fortnight after: (examining it) this is my coat - it has a bit of green paint on it: I have had it twelve months - I am certain it is mine: I have not found the breeches.

RICHARD WAKE. In June I was pot-boy at the Crown, in the parish of Hendon, about three miles and a half from Ewer's cottage. I saw the prisoner on Tuesday or Wednesday about the middle of June, in the tap-room; he and another man came into the tap-room about eleven o'clock: he had a fustian coat, which he offered to sell me for 1s. -I said it was of no use to me, but I did not mind giving him 1s. for it; I borrowed 1s., which I gave him for it, and afterwards sold it to Pepper; I am sure this is the one I bought of him.

JOSEPH PEPPER. I am a sawyer, I was at work at the Crown, and bought a coat of Wake; I was afterwards taken up with it on my back - this is it.

JOHN WARRINT. I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner, and have the coat, which I got from Pepper; I asked the prisoner where he got it - he said a man gave it him to sell: I asked who the man was - he said he did not know him, and did not know where to find him.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it; I never saw the coat, and never sold it to the man in my life.[Monday, July 12.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 26.(See the 3rd Day, Old Court.)

Reference Number: t18300708-9

Second Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Justice Park.

1266. JOSEPH MATHER was indicted for that he, on the 11th of December , at St. George, Hanover-square , having in his custody and possession a certain bill of exchange, as follows:£10. Dec. 12, 1829.

Two months after date pay to me or my order, the sum of Ten Pounds for value received. JOSEPH MATHER.

Mr. Francis Taylor, 43, South Moulton-street, Oxford-street. afterwards, on the same day and year, at the parish aforesaid, feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit, upon the said bill of exchange, a certain false, forged, and counterfeited acceptance of the said bill, as follows:"Accepted, Fra' Taylor," with intent to defraud Richard Collins; against the Statute, &c.

SECOND COUNT, that he, on the same day, at the same parish, having in his custody and possession a certain bill of exchange, as follows (setting it out as before) - upon which last mentioned bill was a certain false, forged, and counterfeited acceptance of the said bill, as follows -(setting the acceptance out as before) - afterwards on the same day, at the same parish, feloniously did utter and publish as true the said false, forged, and counterfeited acceptance of the said last mentioned bill, well knowing the same to be false, forged, and counterfeited, with intent to defraud the said Richard Collins ; against the Statute , &c.

CATHERINE COLLINS. I am the wife of Richard Collins, a butcher ; we live in Midford-place, Tottenham-court-road - we formerly lived in Homer-street , and kept a butcher's-shop there, and were acquainted with the prisoner - he dealt with us for meat, and owed us about 2l.; he lived at No. 8, Upper Dorset-street, near Homer-street - they are both in Marylebone parish; we moved to Tottenham-court-road on Midsummer-day - I had not applied to the prisoner for payment of the debt; he came to me in December last, and presented a bill to me - I should know it again; this is it (looking at it) - he endorsed it in my presence; this endorsement is his handwriting, and the bill itself I should judge to be his handwriting - I have seen him write on other occasions; I believe the body of the bill, and the address to F. Taylor, to be in his hand-writing - when he brought me the bill he asked me if I thought I could discount it for him; I said I could say nothing about it till the return of my husband, who was then at market - he returned, and I mentioned it to him; the prisoner was not present - I saw him afterwards, and told him my husband could not give him cash for it; but he was willing, as he was so much distressed, to endeavour to get it done for him - he had told me he was likely to lose his furniture for rent; he said he should be greatly obliged to my husband if he would get it done - I had kept it in my posession, he endorsed it when he gave it to me; this, which purports to be the acceptance of Taylor, was on it when he gave it to me - I took the bill to Mr. Barnes', who gave me ten sovereigns for it; I gave the prisoner eight sovereigns and a half, and some silver - the remainder, by his wife's request and his permission, I laid out for them in stockings and things; I did not hear what amount his rent was - I told him, next morning, that I had got the money from Mr. Barnes, and gave him Barnes' address.

Cross-examined by MR. J. ALLEY. Q.Are you aware that this is a capital offence? A. Yes; I remember calling at the prisoner's lodgings in Dorset-street; his wife and an old gentleman, whom I do not know, were present - he endorsed the bill on that occasion, in my presence; it

was not brought down stairs by his wife and handed to me - I received it from his own hand.

Q.Can you tell me any one occasion on which you saw the prisoner write? A. Yes; he once came to our shop, made out a bill of his own, and showed it to me - I did not wish to notice what he was writing, but he showed it to me; I had lent him the pen and ink - I was near him when he endorsed the bill; his wife called on me on the Saturday morning after he had received the money, but not before; she might also have called a few days before I got it cashed - she called to say her husband had received a bill from Taylor; Barnes did not deduct any discount - I handed the money to Mather; I never said I did not receive the bill from the prisoner, but from somebody else - I was examined at Marylebone Office.

COURT. Q. Did he bring the bill to you in Homer-street? A. Yes, and left it with me to consult my husband - I took it to him in Dorset-street, and told him what my husband said, and he there endorsed it; he told me Taylor was a gentleman he had been in the habit of working for for the last two or three years - the prisoner is a painter and glazier; I do not know whether he told me where Taylor lived.

FRANCIS TAYLOR. I live in South Moulton-street, and am a carpenter and builder. The prisoner has done work for me; (looking at the bill) this is not accepted by me- I never gave the prisoner authority to accept for me; I first knew of its existence on the morning it became due; it was presented for payment - I knew nothing of it till about an hour before it was presented; the prisoner then called on me, and said he had taken the liberty of putting my acceptance to a bill of 10l., which would become due that day, for which he was exceedingly sorry, but he would provide me with the cash if I would have the goodness to pay it in the course of an hour; he failed to bring the money - I was from home, but believe the bill was brought between ten and eleven o'clock; I did not take it up - I left word at home that if the money was not brought for it the servant was to say I was out; the prisoner told me it would be presented by some banker's in St. James'-street, I think - I called on him the next day or a day or two after, to point out the danger of his conduct in not attending to the bill; he assured me he was using every endeavour in his power to accomplish the object of getting the money for it - he told me the bill was in Mr. Barnes hands; I have seen the prisoner write occasionally, but not above two or three times, and I have had specifications for work from him; (looking at the bill) I believe this endorsement to be the prisoner's hand-writing - I think the acceptance is similar to his, but cannot swear it is; I think it is his writing.

Cross-examined. Q. How came you to tell your servant to say you was not at home when the bill was brought? A. I always go out about half-past nine or ten o'clock on business.

Q. Why not stay in the house to tell the person who brought it that it was forged? A. I had undertaken to pay it if he brought the money - I was very angry with him, and felt hurt at his forging my name; I should have liked to have kicked him across the street for doing it if it had not been for the law - I left orders with Mrs. Taylor about the bill, not with the servant.

Q. Why not stop at home to tell the person who came that it was forged? A. I could not tell it was forged till I saw it - I have known the prisoner three or four years; I am hard run for money at times - I have frequently paid people who did work for me with bills; I think I have given the prisoner three bills - I cannot swear I have not given him more; I never kept an account of them, except on slips of paper, as they were so small; the prisoner called on me about two months before this bill became due, and asked me as a favour if I would accommodate him with my acceptance to a 10l. bill - I told him I would not do any thing of the kind; I am a little deaf.

COURT. Q. Did he bring a bill with him? A. I believe not.

MR. ALLEY. Q. On your oath, (being deaf,) I ask you whether the prisoner did not propose to you, about seven months ago, to allow him to use your name, and you said,"Yes, you may if the amount is small?" A. No, he called and asked me to accept a bill, which I did, and paid it when due - I never said he might use my name if the bill was small, or any thing of the kind.

Q. I should be glad to know if you did not say enough from which be might understand he had your leave to put your name to the bill as acceptor? A. No, I refused him flatly - he never made another application to me; the three bills I gave him were to serve him - when I gave him the first he had done about 2l. worth of work, and wanted to draw for a few pounds, and said it would be of service to him if he might draw; I said he might, and gave him my acceptance - I cannot swear exactly how much for; I have no recollection of his calling with another person, and asking me to allow him to use my name as acceptor to a bill - I have no recollection of any such thing; I know nothing of it - I deny it as far as it is possible - I think I can swear it never happened; I positively swear it was not done - I knew who discounted the bill after it became due; I did not know Mr. Barnes before it was due, nor did I know Mr. Collins.

Q. Did you know that the prisoner has been sued on this bill as a debt? A. I did not know it till this took place - I now know he has been sued for it; I understand the Sheriff's officer was endeavouring to arrest him for it as a debt.

COURT. Q. He had applied to you to accommodate him with bills, but never to allow him to use your name as acceptor? A. Yes - I accepted the small bills, because he told me the persons who discounted them would hold them till they became due; I was not in his debt at any time before the bill became due - I think it was in November that we balanced accounts; I paid him the balance in November - he gave me a stamp receipt about the middle of November; I think it was 5l. or 6l. that I paid him - this bill is dated 12th of December; I never authorized him or anybody to accept that bill in my name; I never authorized anybody to accept any bill in my name; I have a very good memory generally - it is very good in this case.

JAMES BARNES. I gave Mrs. Collins cash for this bill some time in December, but I took no memorandum of the time; I gave her the full amount, as Mr. Collins was a friend

of mine - I would not take the discount; it was returned to me after it was dishonoured - I applied to Mr. Taylor about it; he refused to pay it - I afterwards applied to the prisoner; he said he would settle it in the course of the day - I left him, and he called on me at various times, but did not pay the money; I have had the bill in my possession ever since till I gave it to the Magistrate; (looking at it) this is my endorsement on it.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you hear Taylor swear he did not know you, nor where to find you? A. He did not know me at the time; he must have meant to say he did not know me before it became due - that is what I understood him to swear; I did not speak to him till after it was due, nor did I see the prisoner at all till after it was dishonoured - I never entered into an engagement with him to take the amount by instalments; he promised me he would bring the money - that was after I knew it was forged; I spoke to my attorney, who advised me to sue him, which I did, and got judgment against him, but could not find him to take him till the Police-constable took him- I did not then say if he would pay me I would discharge him; I never spoke to him - I never agreed to receive any thing from him by way of payment.

RICHARD COLLINS. I am Mrs. Collins' husband. I heard this bill was not paid, the prisoner came to my house the night it was due, and asked us to be so good as to put the bill off till Saturday, and it should be paid.

JOSEPH AINSWORTH. I am a Police-officer. I took the prisoner into custody, and told him it was for a case of felony - he said it was nothing but a debt; I said, "We will see what it is."

Cross-examined. Q. Did he not go quietly with you? A. Yes; he expressed no alarm.

MRS. COLLINS. When he first produced the bill he asked if I could give him cash for it - I told him I would ask my husband when he returned, that I could do nothing till he returned; he left the bill in my hands.(Bill read, see indictment.)

Three witness gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY (on the 2nd Count only) Aged 25.

Strongly recommended to Mercy by the Jury, on account of his character. - This case remains for the consideration of the Twelve Judges .

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OLD COURT. THURSDAY, JULY 8.

First Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1267. THOMAS GALL was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , 1 trunk, value 10s., and 84 pairs of shoes, value 17l. 10s., the goods of William Bird , in his dwelling house .

WILLIAM BIRD. In May, 1829, I lived at No. 3, Greville-street, Hatton-garden , in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn - I am a boot and shoe factor . On the 5th of May, at five o'clock in the afternoon, I placed a trunk, containing seven dozen pairs of shoes, at the end of my passage, fifteen or eighteen feet from the street door, and within the house; the trunk was matted, ready for exportation - I missed it about six o'clock; fifteen pairs of shoes were afterwards found - they were produced here fifteen months ago; I have since sent them to India - I knew them to be part of what I had lost; they were not of my own manufacture - we have a particular way of dressing them up for exportation, and marking them on the toes - I found that fifteen pairs the same evening, at a house in Hole-in-the-Wall-passage.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Are any of the shoes here? A. No - I have been twenty-two years in the trade; I knew them to be what I lost when I saw them - I never saw the prisoner in my house; we number our shoes, beginning with the commencement of the year, from Nos. 1 to 20,000 - there was also the manufacturer's stamp on them, but no other mark of my own, except that the silk strings were in them, and I have a particular way of cutting them; the manufacturer is not here - he lives at Northampton.

COURT. Q.When the articles were produced, did you immediately recognize them as part of what you packed for exportation? A. I did - I had not the least doubt of them; I could swear to the numbers.

JOSEPH BURGESS. I am a book-binder, and lived at No. 25, New Compton-street - I knew the prisoner by the name of Rushlight Tom, for about six months before this happened, and I had seen Jones. On a Tuesday, about the middle of May, 1829, (I heard of this robbery the same week,) I was sitting in the Swan and Sugar Loaf, about five o'clock - the prisoner came and asked me to carry a box; I said, "Who for?" he said, "Come and see;" I said should I be paid for it - he said Yes; I went down to Bartlett's-buildings, and saw Jones - I said,"Is this the box?" Jones said Yes - I said, "Is it all right?" he said Yes - the prisoner was present, and within hearing; Jones lifted the box up, and told me to take it to White's-alley, which I did, and received 6d. -I was to have 1s.; Jones sent me 5d. afterwards - Jones accompanied me; I rested on the road, and he helped me up with the box - the prisoner also went with me to the house in White's-alley; we separated there - I do not know the contents of the box; it was about five feet long, covered with a matting, and corded - I do not know what became of it afterwards.

Cross-examined. Q.Had not the prisoner been in the habit of occasionally giving you jobs in the way of messages? A. Yes - he has recommended me to a job to carry things; Jones paid me for this - I cannot remember that I ever expressed an opinion that the prisoner was innocent of this.

MARY ANN DAVIE. I am a widow. On a Tuesday in May, 1829, I lived in Hole-in-the-Wall-passage, and saw the prisoner at jones' - (I had seen him there before, backwards and forwards, bringing different parcels, for two or three years) - this was about five o'clock in the evening; I saw him go to Jones' house - he lived at No. 1 and 1 at No. 7; I was at my own street door - he was alone when he went into Jones'house; I saw him come out, and Jones followed - I saw Jones return with a bundle of shoes, and then I heard of the robbery; the shoes were in a white apron, tied up so tight that I could see the shape of the soles - the passage is narrow, and he passed me; I could see the marks of the heels and toes through the apron - it was a projection of what appeared to be shoes; I heard of Bird's being robbed, and told him I had seen Jones go into the house with a bundle of

shoes - this was at a quarter before seven o'clock that evening; Bird went and found them - Jones was taken about half-past eight or nine o'clock that evening, and I saw the prisoner about ten minutes to nine; he just came into Jones' house after he was taken, and went out directly -I heard no conversation between him and any body.

SARAH IVES. I am the wife of William Ives. In May, 1829, I lived in Kingsbury-place, Gwyn's-buildings, Chancery-lane - the prisoner and Hawkins took an apartment at my house - he went by the name of Thomas Gall; they lived together there as man and wife - I saw them there in company together in the early part of May, and I believe the early part of the week; I saw a tall and a short man take a box out of our house, but I cannot say it was the prisoner, for I was a long distance from them.

MARIA BROWN. I live at No. 12, Portpool-lane. I believe the prisoner to be the man who came into my shop in May, 1829 - I had never seen him before; Jones came in, and asked if I would purchase some shoes - he had about six pairs in his hand; I said No, they would not suit me, they were a deal too light - he asked if I could tell him where to dispose of them; there was another man in the shop, who I believe to be the prisoner, but I did not know he was with him till he was gone out, and did not see him again till now; I cannot exactly swear to him, as I did not notice him particularly - my boy was in the shop, and called me; Jones came towards me, the other man stood at the back part of the shop within hearing; Jones said he had some shoes to dispose of - I said they would not suit me; he said he had a great many, and asked if I knew where he could dispose of them; I said No, and turned into my room immediately - I never noticed the other person.

ROBERT TOOK. I apprehended Jones, and I found fifteen pairs of shoes in his house on the 5th of May, 1829, for which he was prosecuted; I know nothing of the prisoner in this case.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-11

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1268. PATRICK McCABE was indicted for that he, on the 12th of May , in and upon Thomas Farley , feloniously, wilfully, maliciously and unlawfully did make an assault, and with a certain sharp instrument, feloniously,&c. did strike and stab him, in and upon his right ear, with intent feloniously, wilfully, and of malice aforethought, to kill and murder him .

2ND AND 3RD COUNTS, stating his intent to be to disable him, or to do him some grievous bodily harm.

THOMAS FARLEY . I am a broker , and live in Cromer-street, Gray's Inn-lane. I had a demand on the prisoner for 26l. 18s., and wrote to him about it; I then lived in Tunbridge-street, Burton-crescent - I was acquainted with him before, and did business for him as a broker and agent; I wrote to him the beginning of May, and told him that from the repeated attacks he had made on me previously, if he had any offer to make he must make it by an agent - his agent called on me on the 12th of May, in Tunbridge-street, Burton-crescent; representation was made by Rawlinson, his agent, that he was insolvent, and I agreed to take 5l.; it was arranged that I should go to receive it - (provided I have protection for myself hereafter, I have no wish to place him in the situation he is in, but his intention was malicious, no doubt) - we went to a public-house not above a hundred yards off, and 5l. was paid me, for which I gave a receipt as a compromise for the 26l. odd; I came away directly, and came back to my own house - I had not been in long before Rawlinson, who had paid me the 5l., came and said he wanted to see me; he was shewn up stairs, and said,"McCabe will not believe that this receipt is your hand-writing; I wish you would give me a fresh one, I will send for a fresh stamp" - the three witnesses were in the room at the time; I consented to give a fresh receipt, and the witness went for a stamp - the servant went to the street door, and met the prisoner there; he said he wanted to see his friend Rawlinson, who was up stairs with me - the servant refused him admission, saying she was aware I would not suffer him to come into my company - I was not present, but heard him and the servant talking down stairs; the prisoner came up stairs, and knocked at the door - we did not know who it was, and told him to come in; he came in - I said,

"Mr. McCabe you had no occasion to dispute that being my hand-writing, it is mine, I acknowledge it in the presence of all parties;" he would not be satisfied - I took the receipt, and said, "To shew you it is my hand-writing," I took a pen and ink, and wrote the name over again, and said,"There is the ink wet for you;" he would not take that- a stamp was brought, and I wrote a fresh receipt; Rawlinson, his friend, proposed to have a bottle of wine each - I objected at first, not wishing to be in his company, but eventually two bottles were brought and drank, and two more sent for; there were six people in all - while we were talking together I stood at the table; the prisoner got up, and struck me in the face - I never gave him any cause for it; I got up, and struck him - he pulled a knife out of his pocket during the scuffle, and stabbed me in the ear; the three witnesses interfered -Rawlinson ran away; the Police were called in, and I gave him in charge - he was taken to the station; he was held to bail at Hatton-garden - in fact, the whole force of Hatton-garden opposed me; he was well known there - he has surrendered here.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-12

Before Mr. Justice James Parke.

1269. JOHN SULLIVAN and HENRY MATTHEWS were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Holmes , on the 24th of June , and stealing 1 box, value 20s., his property .

GEORGE BUNNETT. I live with Mr. William Holmes, at Fulham . On the 24th of June, about eight o'clock in the morning, I moved this writing-desk from one table to the other, in the breakfast room, before I went out; I returned to dinner about five o'clock, and the prisoners were in custody - I was staying at the house, as a friend of Mr. Holmes'.

ANDREW GIFFORD . I live at Fulham, about a mile from Mr. Holmes'. On the 24th of June, between three and four o'clock, I was going to his house, which is near the church - I observed the two prisoners as I crossed the church-yard; one of them appeared to be lurking near the wall, and the other was among the tomb-stones - I walked round the church-yard, and directed my attention to them

- I saw one of them cross from the path among the tombs - I did not see the other; I then walked round the church-yard again, and observed neither of them then - they had nothing in their hands: I saw Mr. Chasemore - he asked me a question about them; after he left me I found the box in the moat which runs along the same walk as I had met the prisoners in, and about forty yards from where I last saw them; it was wrapped in a blue apron, partly uncovered - I went to the top of the walk, and there were some labourers; I saw it taken out of the moat, and taken up to the Bishop's lodge - I saw the prisoners in Barker's custody in about half an hour, and am sure they are the men I saw in the church-yard; I saw Barker bring the box back to Mr. Holmes'.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Is not the moat in a public pathway? A. Yes; there is about an acre of water - the prisoners were taken going towards Hammersmith; about half an hour intervened between my seeing them and Chasemore, and in half an hour more I saw them in custody. When I last saw them they were going towards Hammersmith - when I saw them in the church-yard they were going towards Mr. Holmes', which is about twenty yards from the church-yard; there are other houses adjoining - one was among the tombs, and the other by Holmes' wall; the labourers were haymaking at the top of the Bishop's-walk.

HENRY CHASEMORE. I live at Fulham. I was in the church-yard between three and four o'clock, and saw Sullivan standing there, looking up the lane towards Mr. Holmes' house; (he is the husband of Lady Strong) - Matthews was not in the church-yard at that time; Sullivan was thirty or forty yards from the house, looking down the lane once or twice - I afterwards saw Matthews come in a direction from Holmes' house, with a mahogany box under his arm, in a blue apron; he was going from me, and the hind part of the box was exposed - he went towards Bishop's-walk; Sullivan followed after him, ten or twelve yards behind - I saw nothing pass between them; Matthews' face was not towards me - I should be very sorry to swear positively to him; I met Mr. Gifford several minutes after, and made a communication to him - I went after the prisoners towards Hammersmith; I went along Bishop's-walk, and saw a box with a blue apron in the moat - I left it there, and went on, but did not see the prisoners till I got near Hammersmith turnpike; I saw the Policeman, and he took them into custody.

Cross-examined. Q. Is not the Bishop's-walk a very public thoroughfare? A. Yes - Mr. Holmes' door looks towards the church, but there is a wall and a garden between; I did not see Sullivan nearer to the house than thirty or forty yards - I am certain it was him: the path through the church-yard, I believe, leads to Mr. Holmes' house, and also to Bishop's-walk; I did not notice any body else - other people might be passing; I stopped to talk to the hay-makers; they were about thirty yards from the moat in a field, and three or four hundred yards from the box.

FRANCIS BARKER . I am an officer. I took the prisoners by direction of Chasemore, at Hammersmith turnpike - I found a spike and two keys on Sullivan; I followed them for seven or eight minutes - they were together, going in a direction for Fulham; I first saw them come down the lane from the Bishop's-walk.

Cross-examined. Q. Why, this spike is a tenpenny nail? A. It is a very large one; I saw them about two hundred yards from Bishop's-walk - that was as near four o'clock as I can tell; the toll-gate is about half a mile further - they were about ten minutes in my sight; Chasemore said the one with the box had his back to him.

COURT. Q.Have you the box? A. Yes, the Bishop's garderer delivered it to me in the field, near the walk - this blue apron was with it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

ANDREW GIFFORD. That is the box I saw in the moat; I saw it taken to the Bishop's lodge - I saw it in the gardener's hands, and afterwards in Barker's hands.

Cross-examined. Q. Is not that a common description of article? A. I cannot say - I was close to the moat, and could see nearly all of it; I am acquainted with Mr. Holmes, and had seen the box there before the robbery - I was about thirty yards from the prisoners in the church-yard, and passed them in Bishop's-walk; if they had had the box in the church-yard I must have seen it, I think - the prosecutor's house is built to represent a cave, with French windows to it; it is a house that people go to look at; I do not know whether any body had been there that day - there was only an old servant in care of it; she is not here.

COURT. Q.When did you see them last? A.They passed me in Bishop's-walk, about fifty yards from the church-yard, in company; the box was much nearer the church-yard than that - they had passed the place where it was; I was a few minutes walking round the church-yard - I am certain of their persons.

Matthews' Defence. I was going to see a friend near Hammersmith.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-13

Before Mr. Justice James Parke .

1270. JAMES TAYLOR and JOHN THOMSON were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , 16 spoons, value 2l. 8s.; 20 forks, value 3l. 14s., and 2 pairs of sugar-tongs, value 9s., the goods of Count St. Martin D'Anglie ; 1 watch, value 2l. 2s., and 1 knife, value 1s., the goods of William Curry , in the dwelling-house of the said Count St. Martin D'Anglie .

WILLIAM CURRY. I am footman to Count St. Martin D'Anglie , who lives at West-end, Hampstead ; I do not know the name of the parish, nor his Christian name. On Tuesday, the 29th of June, I cleaned the plate, and locked the plate-closet door - it was then quite safe; I then went to another part of the house - I heard a little noise, and thought it was the bird at the window - I heard it again, and thinking it was the rattling of the spoons and forks, I went to the pantry, and saw both the prisoners in the pantry, in the act of taking the plate out of the closet; I immediately ran in, and laid hold of Taylor - Thomson ran out of the pantry, past me; Taylor tried to escape - I knocked him down in the front hall, and secured him, but he afterwards escaped from me at the door; I immediately gave an alarm of thieves, and ran after him - the front door was open; he was secured about one hundred yards off - Thomson had run in

a different direction; one of the labourers stopped Taylor - he up with his fist and knocked him down; that man then ran after Thomson and secured him - they were handcuffed and taken to a public-house; I returned to our house, and on a small table in the pantry found a yellow handkerchief, containing these spoons and forks, and another handkerchief by the side of it; the handkerchief was not tied up, but the plate laid on it - they were plated articles, except four spoons and a fork; I had put them into the closet about twenty minutes before, and locked the door - the table was by the side of the closet; I received information from Gillham, and by the garden wall found a silver watch and guard, belonging to me, about a quarter of an hour after; it hung on a hook in the pantry, opposite the plate-closet, about ten minutes before I saw the prisoners there; I cannot form any judgment of its value.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Your master is the French Ambassador, is he not? A. No, the Sardanian - he is a Count; I do not know whether he has other titles - he is called Count D'Anglie; Taylor was secured in a very few minutes - I did not lose sight of him above half a minute.

HENRY GILLHAM. I am a groom. I was riding by the prosecutor's house, and heard somebody cry out Halloo! I immediately saw two men making their escape from the house, and heard somebody call Stop thief! they ran in different directions - I followed Thomson, and saw him throw something over the garden wall: I pointed out the place to Curry - I was opposite Thomson when Almond stopped him; I am certain of him, for I was close to him all the time - he said it was merely a lark, and offered Almond 1s. to let him go.

ROBERT ALMOND. I heard a cry of Stop thief! near the house, and ran after Thomson, who was running down by the lodge-gate, in a direction from the house; I stopped him, and delivered him to the constable, who had got Taylor.

GEORGE CALDER. I am a Police-constable. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw Taylor struggling with Miles' workman, and secured him; he had no hat on - I found a dozen lead pencils on him, and two dozen on Thomson.(Property produced and sworn to.)

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 23.

THOMSON - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Of stealing the watch only - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-14

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1271. EDWARD OVERTON was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Quinlan , on the 4th of June , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 watch, value 50s.; 1 seal, value 7s.; 1 ring, value 2s., and 1 chain, value 6d., his property .

JOHN QUINLAN. I was a waiter at an hotel, near Red Lion-sqaare. On the 4th of May I spent the evening with several friends in the City, and parted from them at half-past eleven o'clock; I had been at the Langbourn-tavern, Fenchurch-street, and was proceeding home, but it was too late to get in at the hotel - I was crossing Lombard-street, and met a hackney-coachman who was going my way; I got on the box and rode with him - I went to a public-house and treated him, then went to a second public-house, and saw the prisoner there; I had met him at the first public-house, but never saw him before that evening - I treated him with liquor at the first public-house; the coachman parted from me when I left the public-house - the prisoner accompanied me, and I got to the neighbourhood of Zion-square, Union-street, Whitechapel ; the prisoner then loosened himself from my arm and threw me down, which deprived me of my senses for a few minutes, and during that time he robbed me - he had said nothing particular to me as we walked along.

Q. Had you any difficulty in getting up when he threw you down? A. Yes - he kept me down, and while I was down I put my hand to my fob, and found my watch was gone; I am sure it was safe at the very moment I was knocked down - I had had a little liquor, but was not deprived of my senses so as not to know what I was about; I found my watch was gone, and the prisoner also; I instantly pursued him - I had not lost sight of him for more than a minute before he was taken by the officer; I called Stop thief! and Murder! when I saw him running from me - he was brought back by Arnold within a minute; I saw the watch found at the bottom of the lining of his trousers - my snuff-box was in his waistcoat or coat lining; I am certain I had not given them to him to take care of, or as a gift - he might have seen them by my exposing them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. He might have seen them by your exposing them? A. Yes - taking the watch out to see the time, and taking a pinch of snuff; I never saw the coachman before - I was not so drunk as not to know what I was doing; I did not go to more than three public-houses after eleven o'clock, to my recollection - that was the Half Moon, Leadenhall-street, the Langbourntavern, and a house in or near Leadenhall-market, which I do not know the name of - it may be the Hercules Pillars; I tossed for gin at the Half Moon twice - one quartern of gin was brought; the first toss I won, but the prisoner did not pay for it - I met him there; I had never seen him before; I treated him with 2d. worth of gin, and had the same - we drank the quartern we tossed for; we only tossed for one quartern - the prisoner and I left the house in company together; I did not ask him to accompany me, not to my knowledgde - he invited me to go to another house close by, where he said he was known; I cannot recollect being turned out of the Half Moon, but I know it was time to go - I positively swear I never asked the prisoner where he lodged; I never lost my senses - I went no where with him to get a bed, nor did I ask him if there was a house called the Acorn in Whitechapel - I never went to another house to my recollection; I do not know whether I went to the Acorn or not; I do not recollect one Thomas Walker going with us to any public-house - I cannot swear whether I had ale and gin mixed in pints at the Hercules Pillars; I do not recollect being so drunk that I tumbled into the mud.

Q. Did you not produce your watch and hand it over to the prisoner, and tell him that and the snuff-box must find more liquor and a bed? A. I could not say so of the snuff-box, for it was not worth 2d.; but I cannot swear to the latter part of it - I quarrelled with a person at the

Hercules Pillars, and we had a couple of rounds; I paid 4d. for gin there - I cannot swear I did not go to the Bee Hive, in the Commercial-road; I do not recollect asking the prisoner if he had got my watch and box safe two minutes before the Policemen came up - I was taken to the Police-station; I sent Benson to the station next morning to inquire if my watch and snuff-box were safe, and said that was all I wanted - I did not wish to have any more to do with it, if I could get my property; I did not say I was drunk -I told the man I had no charge against him, because I was never in a Police-office before, and should have been glad to receive my property and have done with it; I was told to attend at the office that morning, but did not attend till the second examination - I could not attend before, through the ill-usage I had received; I was going to my father's to sleep.

THOMAS ARNOLD. I am a Policeman. I was on duty in Zion-square, Whitechapel, between one and two o'clock in the morning, and heard a great noise, apparently of somebody hallooing out for assistance, but could not exactly hear what was said - I stood still, and presently heard somebody running towards me very quick in a direction from the noise, and almost directly I saw him turn round the corner into Mulberry-street - I stepped back into a door-way, and when he came opposite me, jumped out, and secured him; it was the prisoner, and in the space of a minute, not longer, I saw the prosecutor running after him - just before he got to me he said, "Did you see a man running this way?" I said,"Is this him?" he said, "That is the man who robbed me of my watch;" I asked where he was going when I stopped him - he said to his lodgings: I asked where that was - he said to the Bee Hive public-house; when the prosecutor said he had robbed him of his watch, he said he had never seen the prosecutor nor his watch before; I searched him, but could find nothing - I took him to the station, searched him more particularly, and found the snuff-box in the lining of his jacket, and the watch at the bottom of the lining of his trousers - he, up to that time, had said nothing, but that he had never seen the prosecutor nor his watch or box; he had been drinking, but was not much intoxicated - the prosecutor had been drinking; he was not very much intoxicated - he told me he was going to his father's, in Old Gravel-lane, and appeared to know what he was about.

Cross-examined. Q. Was any body present at the conversation between you and the prisoner? A. No - the prosecutor did not tell me he did not know whether he had given him the property; he was not so drunk as not to know whether he had given any thing away, or it had been taken from him - I have heard what he has sworn here: I have seen people much more drunk than him; I could not call him sober - he was not beastly drunk; his coat was covered with mud - he told me that was caused by the prisoner knocking him down - he was in liqour a little; he could walk, and did walk - I did not tell the Magistrate he was sober, or hear him say so; I stated the conversation I had with the prisoner at the first examination; the prosecutor followed me to the station - the inspector gave him a note to attend at Lambeth-street in the morning; it was a direction to the office, because he said he did not know where it was, not because he was too drunk to understand - I did not ask the inspector to give it him for fear he should not attend; he did not attend - a man came from him for his watch, but I would not give it up; I found the prosecutor at home - he did not in my presence state that he wished to prefer no charge, or that he could not tell whether he had given him the things; he said they were taken from him - I did not tell him he must swear they were taken from him; I went to tell him the Magistrate said he must appear the next day - the prisoner was not quite drunk, or he could not have run so fast as he did; I do not know whether I have any allowance for coming here - I was never here before.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at the Half Moon tap, Leadenhall-market, taking a pint of beer with Walker - the prosecutor came in, and challenged the room to toss for a quartern of gin; I tossed and won - we tossed again; he won the quartern, and I had to pay for it; the landlord said it was time to shut up - he would not let us have more liquor, and he was obliged to retire - as it was in my way home, (near Acorn-street, Bishopsgate,) I accompanied him as far as Cornhill; he asked me to go and see if we could get something more to drink; I went as far as the 'Change - the chimes were going three quarters past eleven o'clock; the prosecutor pulled out his watch to see if it was right, or to see the time, and in pulling it out I suppose he threw the snuff-box out of his pocket with a penny piece, which I picked up, and offered them to him - he refused, saying, "D-n the box, it is of no use to me, not worth keeping, you may keep it;" he then said it was too late to get in at his situation, and did I know of a lodging - I said No; he said would I accompany him to where there was a lodging to be found - I said we could get one at Whitechapel, and seeing a light at the Hercules, in Leadenhall-street, we knocked at the door, and were let in; we had gin and ale - he quarrelled with somebody at the front bar; I took his part, and he struck me twice in the face and gave me two black eyes - the landlord turned us out; we went towards Whitechapel, called in at the Acorn, and had something more to drink, which was ale and gin; he made a disturbance, and was turned out of that house - I staid to drink the rest of the liquor; he knocked at the door, and called out Ned! I suppose he had got my name at the Half Moon - I went out, and he asked if I would pay for a lodging for him; I refused, telling him I knew nothing of him - he pressed me to accompany him to a lodging; I at last agreed to go - we went opposite Whitechapel church, to the Ten Bells, which was shut up; we crossed the road, and both stopped for a necessary purpose - he again asked if I would pay for his lodging; I said I would - he said if I thought he would not pay me in the morning I should pledge his watch, and offered it to me; I refused it two or three times - we then agreed to make the best of our way towards the Bee Hive.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-15

Before Mr. Justice James Parke .

1272. ANN GRIFFIN was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Andrew Lee , and stealing sundry articles, his property .

ANDREW LEE. I live in Phoenix-alley, Long-acre , in

the parish of St. Martin in the Fields. On the 31st of May , between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I locked up my room; I returned about eight, and missed three blankets, a sheet, a counterpane, and a night-shirt, which were safe in the morning - I found the door open - I do not know how it was opened; I saw part of my property in possession of Giles in about half an hour.

SAMUEL GILES. I am a Policeman. On the 31st of May, about eight o'clock in the evening, I went to the prisoner's apartment, and in her presence found a blanket in a closet, put into a basket - this night-shirt was found in the room by a person who is not here - my brother officer and I found some duplicates on her.

Prisoner. I did not know what I was doing - there were seven of them dragging me about; I said I had lost a blanket and sheet myself. Witness. Her husband came in before we searched the room, and went out again - I did not know the prisoner before.

FRANCIS SAMPLE . I accompanied Giles to the room; the prisoner said she lived there - I found in her bosom two duplicates for two blankets, a sheet, and a counterpane pawned on that day; her room is in the same house as Lee's.

LEWIS GARRETT. I am apprentice to Mr. Basset, a pawnbroker. These two blankets were pawned with me for 6s. by a woman, to whom I gave this duplicate; it was on the 31st of May, between six and seven o'clock, in the name of Ann Griffin - I cannot swear to the prisoner.

Prisoner. Q. Did you ever see me in your shop? A. I never remember it.

ANDREW LEE . These are the blankets I lost - they were on my bed in the morning; several families lodge in the house - I do not know the prisoner.

SAMUEL GILES . When I searched the room she was in liquor, and was so violent it was as much as three or four could do to hold her - she endeavoured to keep us out of the room; when the blankets were found she appeared almost mad with rage, and said another woman in the house gave them to her to pledge - that woman was on the stairs, and denied it; she did not state this till we found the duplicates.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-16

First London Jury - Before Mr. Recorder.

1273. ISAAC SOLOMON was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Richard Groncock and another, about three o'clock in the night of the 6th of June, with intent to steal, and stealing 77 pieces of lace, containing 1770 yards, value 40l.; 43 handkerchiefs, value 5l.; 28 veils, value 15l.; 43 caps, with lappets, value 7l. 10s.; 357 other caps. value 19l.; 30 collars, value 15s.; 468 cap crowns, value 4l., and 40 pieces of bobbinet, containing 120 yards, value 8l., their property .

MR. CLARKSON conducted the prosecution.

HENRY PATCHING . In January, 1827, I was in the service of Richard Groncock and Sampson Copestake, lace-manufacturers , No. 7, Cheapside - they have since removed to Friday-street. On Saturday, the 6th of January, 1827 , between eight and nine o'clock, I made the premises secure - the property stated in the indictment was then safe; I locked the warehouse, and took the key up to my bed-room - I slept on the premises; the warehouse is on the first floor; I went into the warehouse about eight o'clock on Monday morning, and missed all these articles - I calculate the property missing to be worth about 500l.; inquiry was set on foot - we got officers directly we discovered it: the prisoner was apprehended the latter end of April that year - I slept at the top of the house.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were you the last person up? A. I believe the servant was up after me, it being Saturday - she has left; I went to bed between ten and eleven o'clock - I locked the warehouse door, and closed the shutters myself, and I fastened the street door that night; I do not swear that I fastened all the windows - there is no back door to the house; there is but one door: I saw some of the goods again on the 24th of April - I cannot say how many hands they had gone through in that time; those found were worth about 100l. - I never saw the prisoner about the premises.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. In what state did you find the warehouse on Monday? A. The door was unlocked, but was closed; the card-boards and papers the goods had been in were strewed about - the key had been in my possession from Saturday till Monday; the door had been opened with a picklock-key or some such means.

JANE OADES . In 1827 I lived in Lower Queen-street, Islington. The prisoner came to lodge with me in March that year - he had one room on the first floor. and he slept and had his meals there; he continued to lodge there till he was apprehended - the officer (Lea) came to the house at the time Solomon was taken; they entered the room he occupied, and called me up - I saw lace and different things, which Lea and Davis took away in a coach; the prisoner was not taken at my house, and I cannot say on what day it was - his wife used to come there to see him, but did not live with him there; I knew him by the name of Jones at my house.

JAMES LEA. I am an officer of Lambeth-street. On the 23rd of April, 1827. I apprehended the prisoner in the New North-road, Islington, not in any house; I took him to Islington watch-house, and searched him, but found nothing relating to this robbery - I had not then received information of it; I took him before a Magistrate, and he was afterwards committed to prison; I went to Mrs. Oades' premises the following morning, about six o'clock, and inquired if she had a person named Solomon living there; she said No, there was a person named Jones - I was shown to the room on the first floor- I was accompanied by one Jackson, and sent for Davies; on opening the room door I found a vast quantity of property, lace, handkerchiefs, veils. Irish linen, tablecloths, and various articles, silk handkerchiefs, a watch, some hobbinet, and a quantity of caps; all the property was tied up in bundles, under the bedstead - there were three or four large bundles, and a great quantity of valencia waistcoat pieces; I took it all away - there was a large trunk full; all the articles were new, and might be worth 300l. or 400l. altogether; among it were the articles I now produce; also the following, which I delivered up to Mr. Copestake on the 28th of September, by direction of the Magistrate: (reads) "74 pieces of cotton

lace, 88 caps, 30 lace collars, 39 dozens of cap crowns, 312 children's lace caps, and 27 pieces of bobbinet;" the prisoner at that time had been committed here to take his trial at the May Session, but was not here, when the Sessions came on; I have still detained in my possession part of the articles I found - I am sure they are the same, and the other parcel is what I delivered to the prosecutors - when I went to the prisoner's lodging in Queen-street, there was a coach at the door; his wife and son were there - I knew them well, having been to the house before, and seen them passing as his son and wife; the son was going in at the street door, with a key, and I prevented him - this was about six o'clock in the morning; I did not open the door, but waited till Mrs. Oades got up; I did not look into the coach - it went away, and his wife and son also; Davies was present when I found the articles.

Cross-examined. Q. Who showed you Jones' room? A. Mrs. Oades - she went up to the room door; I inquired which was the room - she said on the one pair of stairs; this was on the 24th of April; I found some cloth and a silver spoon in the room - there were no skeleton-keys or housebreaking implements.

ROBERT DAVIES. On the 24th of April, 1827, I went with Lea to Mrs. Oades' house - I found Lea down in her room, and accompanied him up to the first floor room; I saw him find the property - I have heard Lea's evidence; it is correct: I found a quantity of lace under the bed, which I gave to Lea - this is it: I found all the lace that was identified by the prosecutors - all the articles were new.

Cross-examined. Q.There was considerably more than a man could carry? A.There was a coach full; we found no housebreaking implements.

SAMPSON COPESTAKE. In January, 1827, I was in partnership with Mr. Groncock - we carried on business in Cheapside; here is a quantity of bobbin and sprig net, which have our tickets and marks on them, the same as they were in our warehouse; I do not recollect seeing any of the articles in the warehouse on the Saturday, but the articles produced are part of what were missing on Monday morning. the 8th of January; in September that year Lea delivered me the articles be has enumerated, by the Magistrate's direction - I put my name to this inventory on receiving them; they amounted to about 120l. - I calculate our loss at about 500l.

Cross-examined. Q.When can you undertake to swear you saw any of the identical goods produced? A. I cannot fix any time myself - I had sold none of them; I can tell that by the numbers on the tickets, and the identical goods are so fresh in my recollection - we had not bought them long before, within a month; I will swear I saw them within a month of the robbery - I find, by referring to the invoice, that I received some of them on the 3rd of January, and will swear I saw those a fortnight before the robbery- I sold some of the lot, but can identify these as not being sold, by the numbers on them; I divided them into two lots when they came in, and sold one lot, but the other was stolen - they are entered in my books, which are not here, but I cannot be mistaken; this invoice amounts to 28l. 10s. - I sold about half of that amount; I will swear I sold 10l. worth; after we were robbed I marked off on this invoice what were sold, and ascertained that these were not sold, I have a memorandum here which I extracted from my books myself, and I know the goods again: here is one piece I had seen about the 3rd of January, and I might have seen it the day before the robbery, and here is another; the person I bought them of is not here.

MR. CLARKSON. Q.This invoice is for net? A. Plain and figured net, a very small portion of which formed part of the property lost; here are some pieces which I saw about the 3rd of January.

COURT. Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before he was taken? A. Never; he certainly was never a customer of ours - the warehouse is on the first floor; the street door was fastened inside - the thieves had come in through a private door in the passage, which opens into a trunkmaker's shop, and which was robbed of portmanteaus at the same time; a large portion of this property is unopened, just as it was when in our warehouse, and as we purchased it, not as we should sell it; we never sold a piece of lace entire like this - it is our own make, and we never made any other piece of this pattern.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Have you a shop-boy? A. I do not keep a shop; we have a warehouseman - this is an uncommon pattern of lace; I do not think you would find it in the whole City - I am satisfied I made no other of that pattern; there is certainly no other piece of this pattern to be found with my mark on it.

BENJAMIN COCKERTON . In 1827 I lived in Fore-street, Cripplegate, and was a commission traveller to the prosecutors. These two pieces of figured bobbinet are their property; I saw them in their warehouse on the 6th of January.

Cross-examined. Q.How many warehousemen are there? Two and a youth - here are two others which I can speak to, and one which I know there is not another of the pattern; I took these out on Saturday to show to several people, but did not sell them - I brought them back; here is another pattern which I recollect perfectly well, but we had two of this, and sold one; I now speak positively to both - I did not examine it before so minutely.

COURT. Q. Has that piece the private mark on it? A. Yes, in pencil; I cannot say whether that is the mark of the house - I never saw the prisoner on business, nor ever near the house.

HENRY PATCHING . I know this piece of lace; I cannot remember exactly when I last saw it, but know it was in the stock at that time, and was not sold - it has our private mark on it, and we never had but this one piece.

Cross-examined. Q. Will you swear you saw it within a week of the 3rd of January? A. I cannot say positively- I am sure it was not sold; I should have missed it, for it was the only piece we made of this pattern. We had, I should think, 3000l. or 4000l. worth of goods on the 3rd of January - when I saw this piece again I recollected it as not having been sold.

RICHARD SMART . I was an under-gaoler of Newgate in 1827, and between sixteen and seventeen years. The prisoner was in custody in May, 1827; I took him from Newgate to the Court of King's Bench, Westminster, on Ascension-day, by habeas - I brought him back to Newgate, and on the following day took him again to Westminster; his bail was rejected, - and just at the foot of Westminster-bridge a large mob came round; I was afraid

he would escape, and took him into a public-house, to get rid of the mob; we had a glass of brandy and water - he wanted to go into the yard for a certain purpose: I took him out, brought him back into the room, and took some brandy and water which I found there; and when I brought him out I did not know what I was about, I was so giddy - I found I could not walk; a coach was called, and we got into it: it drove I do not know where - we got into Petticoat-lane, and he got away from me.

Cross-examined. Q. I ask for your own sake - I have no doubt he got away without your knowing any thing about it? A. I knew nothing about his intention to escape.

Prisoner's Defence. I can only say I had no concern in the robbery - I have dealt largely for many years, and had papers to prove I bought property to a great amount, but since I have left England part of my papers have been destroyed; and Mr. Isaacs has papers in his possession - whether he has delivered them up I cannot say; they were papers of different sales, to a large amount.

JAMES LEA. The prisoner was in Whitechapel watch-house at the time I went to his lodging.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-17

1274. ISAAC SOLOMON was again indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of James McKenzie , in the night of the 5th of February, in the 8th year of the reign of George the 4th , and stealing therein 174 tablecloths, value 117l.; 6 dozens of napkins, value 8l.; 3 other napkins, value 18d.; 16 hats, value 16l.; 24 pieces of Irish linen, value 31l.; 3 pieces of sheeting, value 6l. 17s.; 3 pieces of bed-ticking, value 20l. 14s.; 1 piece of Holland, value 5l. 19s., and 6 pieces of silk handkerchiefs, value 5l., his property .

JAMES MCKENZIE . In February, 1827, I had a warehouse in Wood-street , but did not live there - I had no servants living there; I intended to live there, but at the time in question I had just opened, and got only part of my furniture there; I did not sleep there till the next night; I lived in Clarendon-street, Somer's-town - Ithad a stock in my warehouse; I saw it safe on Saturday night, the 3rd of January, about half-past seven o'clock, when I left - I returned on Monday, about ten o'clock; my servants had got there before me - I found the partition wall of the warehouse broken open by a crow-bar; boles had been made by a centre-bit, and the wood driven out - I missed the articles stated in the indictment, amounting to about 226l., which were all safe on Saturday night; the prisoner was a perfect stranger, and never dealt with me- I saw 10l. or 11l. worth of the property in the possession of Lea and Davies, about the 27th of April following, and can identify two pieces of Irish linen.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You saw them above two months after the robbery? A. Yes - the goods would form a very heavy bulk; the linen was Irish - I bought it in London; I do not recollect the maker's name - I put my own private mark on it; I had sold none at that time.

JANE OADES gave the same evidence as on the former trial.

JAMES LEA . On the 24th of April, 1827, I went to Mrs. Oades' house, and, among other goods, found two pieces of Irish linen, which I have here, also six pieces of Irish and eleven table-cloths, which I returned to the prosecutor on the 25th of March, 1828, by the Magistrate's order - I kept two pieces of Irish.

Cross-examined. Q. You had taken the prisoner up the night before, and he had no opportunity of going to the lodging to receive any thing? A. No; I found no centre-bit or crow-bar there.

JOHN KINSEY. I am an auctioneer's clerk I was in the prosecutor's service on Saturday, the 3rd of February, 1827 - Hattersley, my fellow-servant, was the last person in the warehouse; we both came out together - all the locks were secure, and the place fastened; I went there first on Monday morning, as I had the keys - I found the bar and padlock gone from the outer door, but no force had been used there; I opened the outer door with the key - it was on the latch; I found the warehouse door open, with a piece of linen against it - a door in the passage had been forced open, and a pannel taken out; they had got in that way, and every thing but one bale of goods, and two or three small things, was taken - about 200l. worth of stock was gone; I never saw the prisoner- he had no dealings with master.

Cross-examined. Q. Nor any means of knowing how to get into your warehouse, to your knowledge? A. No- not above 10l. worth of property was found; the padlock, no doubt, had been picked, and then the bar came away.

DAVID LOW. I am a warehouseman, and live in Watling-street. I saw these two pieces of Irish at the Mansion-house about the 24th of April - they were not in wrappers; I am certain I had sold them to Mr. McKenzie on the 1st of February - they have the numbers of our stock-book on them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about the property; I dealt largely in goods for many years.

NOT GUILTY . (See Second Day.)

Reference Number: t18300708-18

1275. WILLIAM JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 printed book, value 14s., the goods of Thomas Bumpus , and that he had been previously convicted of felony .

EDMUND LANCASTER . I am a Police-constable. Last Saturday, about two o'clock, I was at Holborn-bars , and saw the prisoner take a book off a board in front of Mr. Bumpus' window, and conceal it under his coat; I immediately took him into custody - he said nothing; I took him into the shop - Mr. Bumpus wanted me to let him go, but I refused.

JOHN SIDNEY GOWER . I am a Police-constable. I was passing down Holborn with my brother officer, and saw the prisoner by Mr. Bumpus' window; I saw him conceal something under his coat - Lancaster immediately took him; I went to lay hold of his collar, and this book fell from under his coat - it is Jennings' Encyclopaedia.

JAMES PETTIT, I am in the employ of Mr. Thomas Bumpus. I put this book on the shop-board about nine o'clock in the morning - the selling price is 14s.; I know the prisoner - he was convicted last Session by the name of George Wilson , of robbing us, I am quite positive of his person; I produce the certificate of his former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office - (read.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-19

1276. WILLIAM LINCOLN was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 umbrella, value 5s. , the goods of Samuel Pryor and another.

JOSEPH DRAKE. I live in Dean-street, Holborn, and am in the employ of Samuel Pryor and another, umbrella-maker s, of Holborn-hill . On the 8th of June I was informed that somebody had taken an umbrella, which was within the door; I followed, and saw the prisoner with it about thirty yards from the shop; I saw him throw it down, and laid hold of him in about two minutes - I lost sight of him for about two minutes, but am certain of his person; he said he was a carpenter out of employ, and was forced to do it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18300708-20

Fourth Middlesex Jury. - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1276. THOMAS RICKETTS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , 1 penknife, value 6d.; 1 half-crown, 1 shilling, 1 sixpence, and 13 penny-pieces , the property of William Fenn .

WILLIAM FENN. I am toll-collector at Kilburn-priory gate . On the 26th of April the prisoner asked me to let him light his pipe - I said I had no fire; I went to speak to a gentleman, and saw him dart out of the toll-house -I ran and took him a hundred yards off; we found sixpence on him; the knife and other monies have not been found - there were four other persons, but three of them got away: I missed this property from the toll-house - it had been safe a minute before; we took the prisoner and one of his companions, who said."You had better give the gentleman the money," and I think the prisoner said,"I have not got it:" we detained his companion, but as I could not swear I saw him leave the toll-house, he was acquitted; the sixpence had no mark, and I cannot swear to it.

Prisoner. I did not go near the place, further than going straight on, and asked for a light. Witness. I went to take toll of a gentleman, turned my head, and saw him ran out of the house.

WILLIAM MILES . I am a Police-officer. I met the prisoner and three others running just by the priory gate- the prosecutor said he saw him runout of the toll-house and run away; I took the prisoner and another - I found sixpence on the prisoner; he said it was his own - I did not bear the other say any thing to him.

Prisoner's Defence. I said, "I believe I have sixpence, and that is all we have among us."

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-21

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1277. MICHAEL DUFFEY was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of December , 1 half-crown, 15 shillings, and 4 sixpences , the monies of Charles Garrett .

CHARLES GARRETT . I am a turner . On the 31st of December, in the afternoon, I met the prisoner and another - the prisoner asked me to go into a public-house, which I did; I was quite sober - I had not seen the prisoner before; Saunders was with him - the prisoner called for some gin and water: we all went into the house together - the other called for the gin and water, and paid for it: the other man, said he met a lady last night, and lent her 5l. to get a bonnet - the prisoner was there, and I am sure he heard it - we then went into the public-house, and had something to drink; I told him he would never see the bonnet nor the woman again - the other then said he had been to the Bank and received 800l.; the prisoner heard him say it - they both asked me if I had any money; I said I had: the prisoner asked me to pull it out and lay it on the table, which I did - it was 19s.6d.; the prisoner took it up and put it into the other one's hat, which was on the table; the prisoner then got up, and called me to the door - I went out with him, and when I returned the other man had run away with the money; it was a parlour we were in: when we got out into the street the prisoner said he was going to get change for a draft, and I left him - before he went away he told me to go back and look after the other one; I went, but the man and money were gone - I prosecuted that man in January last; all the money was gone, my hat and all - I had only 1 1/2d. left: I was at the door two or three minutes.

Prisoner. Q. Can you positively swear I am the man? A. Yes: I never saw you before nor since till now - I think I was an hour in your company; I did not tell my brother I would not come up, as I did not know you were the man.

COURT. Q. You had conversation with these two men? A. Yes, and with the prisoner at the door - I am sure he is the man.

CHARLES DAWSON . I am a Police-constable. On the day in question I saw the prisoner, the prosecutor, and the other man in the street; I am quite positive of the prisoner - I had known him some time: they went into the Frying Pan public-house, at the corner of Thrawl-street - there is a side door and a corner one: the prisoner and the prosecutor came to the door, and the other one (Saunders) came out at the side door, and turned down Thrawl-street - the prisoner went down Brick-lane and the prosecutor went into the house by himself; I went and asked him if he knew the persons; he said No, but one of them said he was a countryman of his - I took Saunders in company with the prisoner about a week afterwards, but the prisoner got away; I took the prisoner at Epsom races on the 27th of May - I was directed to look after him by the Judge on the last trial.

Prisoner. I was in custody on the 8th of March, but he did not appear against me. Witness. I believe he was, but I did not know it, and no one appeared against him.

Prisoner's Defence. I am quite innocent; the prosecutor's brother told my wife he would not appear, as he could not swear against me; he knew that I was in custody.

GUILTY . Aged 27. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-22

1278. THOMAS LEWIS and JAMES WILTSHIRE were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of George Richard Phillips , from his person .

GEORGE RICHARD PHILLIPS . I was in Rupert-street on the 21st of June, between one and two o'clock; I felt the flap of my coat move - I looked round, and saw my

handkerchief on the ground; I heard Stop thief! called, and saw both the prisoners in custody across the street, but they might have taken the handkerchief; it had been in my pocket just before - this is it.

JOHN FOX. I am sexton of St. Ann's church. I was at the church, and saw the prosecutor go by - the prisoners and another person attempted to pick his pocket; I told the beadle, and we followed them through the market- when they got half way down Newport-market Wiltshire took the handkerchief from the prosecutor, and threw it to the other, but he did not take it; it fell on his arm, and then on the ground - I took Wiltshire, and the beadle took Lewis.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Where did you see them attempt the pocket first? A. At the church door; Wiltshire attempted it - I was eight or ten yards from them: I told the beadle, and we followed them - I am confident they attempted it; I did not take them - I did not know they were committing a felony: I told the beadle what I saw - he took up Lewis; he did not attempt to take Wiltshire - when I first saw them I did not know I had any business to take them; the other one escaped: Lewis was rather behind him, but he had his hand upon his shoulder, and the other one had a pipe in his mouth - they walked with the hand on the shoulder; I did not know Lewis before - he did not touch the handkerchief.

JOSHUA IVORY . I am the beadle. Fox spoke to me -I saw the three persons in company; I did not see any thing done till we got to Newport-street, when I saw Wiltshire draw the handkerchief from the prosecutor - he threw it to the other: it dropped on his arm, and then fell - I attempted to take Lewis, but he ran across; I sung out Stop thief! and he was stopped - the prosecutor turned, and took up the handkerchief.

Cross-examined. Q. What time of day was this? A. Between one and two o'clock; I did not see Wiltshire attempt the prosecutor's pocket before this.(Property produced and sworn to.)

LEWIS - GUILTY . Aged 19.

WILTSHIRE - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-23

1279. DORO FENN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 1 gold watch, value 15l.; 1 needle-case, value 5s.; 1 foreign order of St. Ann, of Russia, value 2s.; 1 pair of sheets, value 12s.; 2 pairs of pillow-cases, value 6s.; 14 napkins, value 20s.; 4 books, value 4s., and 1 portfolio, value 3s. , the goods of Henry John Chetwynd Talbot , Esq. , commonly called Viscount Ingestrie . Also for stealing, on the 4th of June , 13 books, value 3l.; 1 China vase, value 10s., and 2 China bottles, value 5s., the goods of His Grace, the Duke of Buccleugh ; to both of which indictments she pleaded GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years for each offence .

Reference Number: t18300708-24

1280. HENRY ANCION was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June , 2 bird-cages, value 2s., and 1 pigeon-feeder, value 1s. , the goods of John Roberts .

JOHN ROBERTS . I live at Camden-town . I missed two cages on the 2nd of June, and a pigeon-feeder on the 3rd, from an empty unfinished house; I had seen the prisoner lurking about that place on the night of the 1st of June, and on the night of the 3rd I went to the same place, and saw him and another running away - I took the prisoner, and this feeder dropped from him; a boy said he knew the prisoner, and stated where he lived - we went there, and found his father and mother lived there; I found these two cages, which I know are mine, and this feeder likewise.

WILLIAM PRICE. I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and have the property.

Prisoner's Defence. I do not deny taking the cages; I had a nest of birds, and being in want of cages for them I remembered seeing two exposed as if abandoned, on a heap of mould in the new building, and thinking they would answer my purpose, I, in the thoughtlessness of a desire to provide for my birds, took and cleaned and repaired them; they were quite exposed, and I had no felonious intention.

GUILTY . Aged 14. - Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18300708-25

1281. WILLIAM BARRON was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 snuff-box, value 20s., the goods of Edward George Barrington , from his person .

EDWARD GEORGE BARRINGTON . I am in the army . On Saturday last I was in James-street, Covent-garden , between three and four o'clock in the day; I had a snuff-box in my left-hand coat pocket - I was walking with a friend, and a witness came after us, holding the prisoner by the collar, and asked if we had lost any thing; I felt, and missed my snuff-box - the witness desired the prisoner to take what he had out of his pocket, and he took out my snuff-box from his right-hand pocket.(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM SAUNDERS . I am a boot-maker. I was in a shop in James-street, and saw the prisoner behind the prosecutor and the other gentleman; I saw him take out this snuff-box from the prosecutor's pocket, with his right hand - I collared him, and took him to the gentleman: he had put the snuff-box into his right hand trousers pocket -I did not take the other lad.

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-26

1282. SAMUEL BENNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , 1 ass, price 30s., and 1 foal, price 15s ., the property of Mary, Dowager Countess of Harcourt .

MR. BULLOCK conducted the prosecution.

BENJAMIN PHILLIPS. I am one of the herdsmen of Windsor great park , and had the care of some asses. I missed one, and one foal on the 28th of June, which I had seen safe on the 24th, and knew them well; they were the property of the Countess of Harcourt - I believe there is no other Countess of Harcourt; Lord Harcourt died about the 17th of June - I know she is the wife of Lord Harcourt; I saw the asses again on the 29th of June - the constable of Hounslow came, and I saw them at that place; they were what I missed from the park - the prisoner was then in the cage; I asked him if he knew any thing of another ass; I spoke of these two asses, and he said he bought them of a man named Brooks; the prisoner is a labourer, and knew the park.

JOHN GATES . I put the two asses into the park on the 25th of April; I did not miss them till I saw them at Hounslow - they were Lady Harcourt's; she is Mary Countess of Harcourt.

JOHN MASON. I am a constable of Hounslow. Information was given to me, and I went to the blacksmith's shop where the asses were, on the 28th of June- I took them, and told the blacksmith he should not shoe them; the two witnesses saw them, and swore to them.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to a fair to sell combs, and such things - I met a man and his wife with these two donkeys and another; they said they wanted to sell them - one was 12s. and the other 5s.; we walked some distance, and I said I would give 10s. for one, and 5s. for the other - I then brought them to Hounslow to see if I could make a few shillings of them; I left them to be shod, and while they were there the constable went and took them - I sent a boy for them, and the man said he would put him in gaol; I went to him and said, "Who is the man who is going to take them?" and they took me before the Magistrate.

JOHN MASON . Colonel Clitherow committed him for trial at Clerkenwell, and it was moved here - he told me he bought them of Brooks, who was gone to Hartleyrow fair, and he wished his wife to go and find him; I do not know whether she went or not - he said at first that he bought them of Brooks: there is not such a person in Hounslow, I believe - I have made inquiries, and cannot find any one who knows him.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-27

1283. JOHN BATES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , 4 brushes, value 2s. , the goods of Nathaniel Marshall .

JOHN WADE. I am a carpenter. On the 25th of June I was near the prosecutor's shop, and saw the prisoner -I watched him, and he passed me three or four times; he then went to the shop door, and took the brushes from the post, put them under his apron, and walked away; I went, and took him about a hundred yards off- I found the brushes on him.

JOHN KNIGHT . I am a Police-constable, and have the property.

NATHANIEL MARSHALL. I keep the shop, and sell brushes ; these are mine, and hung on the post of my door.

Prisoner's Defence. I came to town to get some work - I was two days without any food or any thing but cold water.

GUILTY . Aged 65. - Confined Six Weeks .

Reference Number: t18300708-28

1284. THOMAS BLACKER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 1 coat, value 1l.; 1 waistcoat, value 10s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 10s.; 1 seal, value 6d., and 1 handkerchief, value 6d. , the goods of Francis Little .

FRANCIS LITTLE . I am a coach-maker , in a small way - I sleep in a little room at the back of my shop, in Greyhound-yard ; a young man sleeps with me. On the 13th of June I was awoke about four o'clock - I got up directly, and went down Holborn to look for my clothes, which I missed from a box on the top of a chest of drawers; the key was in the box - I had seen all this property safe in the evening; I missed it all - the prisoner had occasionally slept there; I went to bed about one o'clock - he was not there then; there is a pair of folding doors at the entrance, and at the top there is a flap - whether he got over or opened the gates I cannot tell, but the key was in the lock; I found him at a quarter before one o'clock in the day, on the other side Templebar; he said, "Halloo, Frank!" I said, "Where have you been all night?" he said, "At Covent-garden;" I asked where he was about four o'clock - he said in Covent-garden - I said, "That is wrong, you have taken my things"- he said if I would go home with him he would make it all right at his place; just then the Policeman came up, and I gave charge of him - I had seen him the night before very much intoxicated; I believe when he came to my place it was not his intention to rob me - I never gave him authority to take my things; the seal and waistcoat were found on him at the watch-house - the coat he said he had sold to a Jew; we had the Jew up, and he said he had sold them again - I permitted the prisoner to do almost as he liked at my place.

EDWARD ASHFORD. I slept with the prosecutor - I was awoke about four o'clock that morning; I saw the prisoner retreating out of the room - he was near the box with his back towards it, as if turning from it; he got out - I then awoke the prosecutor; I had not seen the prisoner the night before, and do not know how he got in.

THOMAS BOUSE . I am a Police-constable. I took the prisoner on the 13th of June; this waistcoat was in his hat, and the seal in his pocket.

SAUL JOSEPHS . I am a shopman to Mr. Levy. I have a pair of trousers, which were brought by a young man; he was there but a few minutes - the prisoner does not look like the same man, he is not dressed the same; I think he is not the man - he had not this coat on; I was examined, but the prisoner was not there.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Six Weeks .

Reference Number: t18300708-29

1285. JOHN ELLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 12 brushes, value 20s. , the goods of Francis Bescoby .

THOMAS BESCOBY. I am the brother of Francis Bescoby , an oil and colourman , of Stanhope-street . These brushes were in his shop, about nine o'clock in the evening- I saw the prisoner and a companion of his for five minutes- they both advanced on the step of the door, and one or the other took the brushes off, but I saw both their hands were on the brushes; I hurried round the counter, and walked very sharp after them - I turned a street, and saw them; the prisoner was rather ahead, but they were in company - the one behind looked round and saw me coming after them; I was not running, for I was not sure which had the brushes; but I saw the prisoner's shoulders rather bent, and suspected him - he ran off, and I ran after him; he threw these brushes behind him - he went up to a stationer's and I caught him.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. Are you the prosecutor? A. Yes; my name is Thomas Bescoby ; the property is my brother's - I am his servant; I cannot tell the date of this transaction - this was between the two lights, but I could distinguish their countenances; the shop is within two doors of Blackmoor-street - it is not a great thoroughfare; I did not say it was another man that took them - I will swear the prisoner touched them; his hand

was up - I was about three yards from the door; I could see very plainly to the door - we have a glass which comes to the side of the desk; there might be some persons near him, but I saw him fling something down - I was about half a dozen yards from him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at the corner of Blackmoor-street; I saw a man run from Stanhope-street, and turn into that street; a gentleman came out, and cried Stop thief! I followed, with twenty or thirty other persons - it was then dark; it was impossible for him to swear to any one; I was close to the man who dropped the brushes - they fell on my feet.

GUILTY . Aged 32. - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18300708-30

1286. ELIZABETH BOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 1 sovereign, the monies of William Emmerson , from his person .

WILLIAM EMMERSON. I am a tailor . On the 13th of June, between five and six o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner in Tothill-street, Westminster - I had got up to take a walk; I was perfectly sober - I cannot say whether she spoke to me first, or I to her; but I asked her to go and have a glass of gin and milk, and she did; I paid for it, and then had a sovereign, a shilling, and a sixpence- we only stood at the bar: we came out, and I asked her to go and take a walk; she went home and got a shawl; we walked round York-row, and on to Arabella-row ; we staid there talking some time, when she started off, and I thought something was wrong - I felt in my pocket, and missed the sovereign, and every thing I had in my pocket- we had not stopped; we walked together by the water-side - I gave an alarm, and a Police-officer took her; I charged her with stealing a sovereign, a shilling, and a sixpence; she denied having any thing, in the presence of the officer - he searched her, and found the sovereign, a shilling, and a sixpence in her mouth; I had some buttons and a thimble in my pocket, which she also took - she threw the thimble away; the officer thrust open her month with a penny piece, and took the money out by force.

JOHN KENNY. I am an officer. The prosecutor charged the prisoner with robbing him - I stopped her and she threw the thimble down; I found 2d., and four buttons in her hand - she denied having any thing more; by her manner of speaking I thought she had something in her mouth - I told her to open it, but she would not; I opened her mouth, and found this sovereign, shilling and sixpence in it.(Thimble and button produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met my prosecutor - we went to a wine-vaults; we walked on the Broadway, and he asked me to go on the water with him; I said I could not go as I was - he went home with me, and waited at the street door while I got a shawl; we then went on as far as Pimlico - he said was not that a very pretty garden, and asked me to go down a passage, and to go into a shed with him; I did so - he gave me all he had, and afterwards asked me for the sovereign back again; I said nothing was freer than a gift, and would not give it him.

WILLIAM EMMERSON. I did not go into any shed with her - my coat was unbuttoned all the morning.

Prisoner. He said he had been out all night, and had not been to his wife since the Saturday.

JOHN KENNY. His wife said he had not been home since the Saturday morning.

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18300708-31

1287. JOHN CLUER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of George Smith , from his person .

GEORGE SMITH. I am a servant to the Duke of Buccleugh. On the 18th of June I was in Sydney's-alley, at the end of Coventry-street - I had a handkerchief in my pocket; I did not miss it, but a gentleman tapped me on the shoulder - I turned, and saw the prisoner in custody; I then missed my handkerchief from my pocket, and it was handed to me by a person in the crowd - this is it.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. Have you any other name? A. No - I do not know who gave me the handkerchief; I am sure it is mine - I had used it five minutes before.

BOLTON EDWARD STRITCH . I am an officer in the army. On the 18th of June I saw the prosecutor followed by the prisoner and two other young men; I saw the prisoner take up the prosecutor's pocket, and take the handkerchief - I took hold of him, and told the prosecutor; the prisoner swore he would do for me if I did not let him go - he got from me, but I took him again; he struggled and broke a window - the handkerchief fell from him; I could not pick it up, but I believe this is it.

Cross-examined. Q. What time was this? A. About half-past nine o'clock - there was light enough; there were several people there - he was walking abreast with two others, immadiately behind the prosecutor; I could not be mistaken in the person who took it - there was quite light enough; some shops were open - the prisoner threw down the handkerchief.

Prisoner. The two corner shops were shut up. Witness. Yes, they were - there were not two persons between the prisoner and me; I did not state that I saw two young men, who ran away - there were two with him; I did not say they went away - I did not notice; I did not say I would serve him out for it; he was very violent, he shoved me away, and I caught him again.

Prisoner's Defence. The witness allows two shops were shut, and is it likely he could distinguish me from two or three others, when there was no gas-light at the corner - he let me go, and a lady came out and said I broke the window; she caught hold of my coat, and then he took me again - I am quite innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-32

1288. JOHN DAFFRON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , 1 watch, value 1l. , the goods of Thomas Tringham .

THOMAS TRINGHAM . I am a Police-constable , and have been so about two months - I lodge at Paddington in the same house with the prisoner; I went to bed at a quarter-past nine o'clock in the back room first floor, on the 28th of May - I took my watch out of my pocket, and put it on the mantel-piece - the prisoner slept in the same room, but not that night; he had been discharged from the Police the same day, at twelve o'clock, this was on a Friday- he slept that night in the watch-house; he came into the room while I was in bed, and took the watch - one of the mens' wives was sitting up to call her husband to go on

duty; she saw the prisoner come in, and she awoke me about ten minutes past eleven o'clock; my watch was then gone- I got up, put on my clothes, went with two other men, and found the prisoner in the New-road; I told him I missed my watch, and asked what he was in that room for - he said to get a book which he had in his basket; I told him I had missed my watch, and suspected him - he denied the charge; I told him I must take him into custody - he said he would go into custody, as well as any where else, as he had no where to go; I took him to the watch-house, and just as we got to the door, he said he hoped I would not prosecute him, but he had taken the watch, and produced it out of his trousers pocket - I never allowed him to take my watch, nor gave it him to clean; it had been cleaned three days before.

Prisoner. Q. You remember the 25th of May, when you and I had a little conversation, and I said I had cleaned some clocks? A. Yes - my watch was in my hand, and I said I had had it home cleaned; I did not ask you to look at it - you did not say it had no cap; I did tell the Magistrate I did not suspect you till I found you had packed up your things - I knew you had a basket; I do not know what you had to pack up; it took me rather better than half an hour to get up and go to the Angel and back; I did ask where you had been after you left the station, and you said at a public-house - I asked what public-house, and you said you did not choose to tell me; I do not know that you showed me the public-house - I did say if you would give me my watch I would not prosecute; I was not examined at the watch-house - I did not hear the serjeant or any one say, "If you don't mind what you are about, you won't get your expences;" after I got out of the witness' box, the serjeant stepped up - I do not know what the Magistrate said to him, nor what answer he made - I will swear I do not recollect it; he did say, "I have nothing further to say, but I wish to put the prosecutor right in his evidence."

Prisoner's Defence. On the 24th of May, being off duty, I was at the Duke of York public-house, opposite to where I live, and which house we use; I cleaned three clocks there, and on the next morning I told the prosecutor I should lay in bed that morning, having had something to drink - he asked me to look at his watch; I looked at it, and said, "It has no cap to it, but it has had one;" he said he supposed he must have lost it, and asked if I could get one: on the morning of the 28th I went up to the room - I found him in bed, and I believe asleep; I called him twice - he answered me the second time - I said, "Shall I take your watch?" he said Yes: I took it, and went to the public-house; I staid, I suppose, an hour and a quarter - I then left it on my way to town, and very shortly afterwards I met the prosecutor, who said, "You are wanted at the watch-house;" I did not know what for, but I returned with him - in going along he said, "Where have you been?" I said, "At the public-house here, on the green, but I don't know the sign;" in coming along I showed it to him - there were two Policemen at the watch-house; he did not speak to either of them, but said to me"Come up here, I want you;" I went with him about twenty yards up the street, and he said, "I want my watch- give it me, and I won't prosecute you:" I gave it him, and said, "What does all this mean?" he then took me, and gave this evidence.

GUILTY . Aged 33. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-33

1289. JAMES WARNER and JOHN LAWRENCE were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 4 pairs of shoes, value 20s. , the goods of Ralph Wilcoxon .

ANGELIOUS BETRAUN. I am an officer. On the 4th of June I was in Oxford-street, near Poland-street; I saw the two prisoners together - Warner had a bundle under his arm: when they saw me they separated, and turned down Poland-street, on different sides of the way - I followed behind some persons, and saw them join and go down Brewer-street, into a coffee-shop - I went in, and said to Warner, who still had the bundle, "I want you?" he was going to give the bundle to Lawrence, but I said, "Bring that with you - what have you here?" he said, "Boots which I brought from Ipswich, where I exchanged some pens and quills for them," and that be lived in Whitechapel; I said he must have given a good many for them - I then asked Lawrence what he knew of them; he said Nothing: I asked which way they had come from Ipswich - they said through Romford and Whitechapel; I asked why they did not leave them in Whitechapel - they said they had been up there to sell some pens and quills.

SAMUEL WELLS . I am servant to Mr. Ralph Wilcoxon . I can swear these are his shoes - they had been outside the shop: I think I had seen Warner before.

Lawrence's Defence. I was proceeding down Oxford-street on the 4th of June; Warner asked if I knew where there was a coffee-shop - I said Yes, and we walked on to one; the officer came and asked what he had in the bundle - he said shoes, but he would not satisfy him where he got them; he took us: I did not know what was in the bundle.

WARNER - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Three Months .

LAWRENCE - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-34

1290. ELEANOR SWIFT was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , 1 pair of ear-rings, value 20s. , the goods of Thomas Curby .

THOMAS CURBY . I am a jeweller , and live in Frith-street, Soho . On the 25th of June the prisoner came to my shop, just before eight o'clock in the evening; she asked to see some ear-rings, which I showed her - from her strange behaviour I began to suspect that she did not mean to do right; I noticed that she shuffled them towards the edge of the counter, and in a minute or two, one pair went from the counter to a cushion which was there - I took further notice, and then they were gone altogether; I felt confident she must have them, as there was no other person in the shop but a friend, who was sitting down - I came round, took hold of her arm, and said, "You are a very pretty article to come here to rob me;" she called me a liar, and used some very desperate language - I took aside her shawl and saw these ear-rings under her ann; they then fell down - she had denied taking them, and at the time they fell she said she had not got them; she was very abusive, or I believe I should have been inclined to let her go.

JOHN BENTON . I am an officer. I produce the earrings - I found no money on the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-35

1291. LYDIA GOODEN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 5 pairs of trousers, value 20s. , the goods of William Cordell .

SOPHIA CORDELL . I work for Messrs. Levy and Moses- my husband's name is William. I had a bundle of cord to make into trousers - it was not cut out in the shape of trousers; the prisoner lodged in the two pair front room in the same house with me; her husband is a carpenter - this bundle had not been opened: I never saw it, but I missed one from ten or twelve bundles which I had.

ANN GRIFFITH. I am employed at the same work. On the 9th of June, in the afternoon, the prisoner came to me, and asked if I could make a pair of trousers - I said Yes; she said she would bring me some, and brought five pairs, but they were not cut out - I said, "You must work for some shop;" I made them into trousers.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-36

1292. CHARLES HARTAM was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 snuff-box, value 3l., the goods of John Augustus Thrupp , from his person .

JOHN AUGUSTUS THRUPP. I am a coach-maker . On the 8th of June, about five minutes past five o'clock, I was looking into a print-shop in St. James'-street , and felt something touch me - I put my hand to my pocket, and missed my snuff-box; I knew it must have been taken that moment - I felt the pocket of the next man to me, and then the second; I then walked on, and a person said he saw some one go very quick round the corner of Vigo-street - we saw the prisoner, and followed him, but at the top we missed him; we went to Piccadilly, and saw him again - I saw an officer, and we followed him on to Vine-street, where I seized him, and said, "You have my snuff-box;" he said, "Yes, I have" - I said, "Give it me;" he said, "Here it is:" the officer then came up and took him - he then said he had picked it up; it had been in my right-hand coat pocket.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Is it not possible you might have dropped it? A. No, it is impossible; I had had it in my hand just before, and if it had fallen on the stones I must have heard it - my hand had not been off my pocket a minute, as I am always suspicious of these places; I had been looking at some caricatures: there is a bruise on the snuff-box, from a fall.

JOHN WOOD . I am a clerk to a solicitor. I saw the prosecutor standing at the window; the prisoner and another came up - I had suspicion that the other was a thief; they pressed against me: I watched, and saw the prisoner take something out of the prosecutor's right-hand coat pocket, but I could not see what it was - I was confused, and did not take him; I followed him with the prosecutor into Piccadilly - the prosecutor took him, and asked for the box; he said, "I have it - here it is."

Cross-examined. Q.Were you present when he gave the prosecutor the box? A. Yes; I did not see the prosecutor search two other persons, to my recollection - he did feel one person's pocket, I believe, but he was not an instant about it.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up, and the prosecutor came to me at the corner of St. James'-court - I said, "I have picked one up," and he said it was his.

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-37

1293. JOSEPH MITCHELL and ELIAS MOSS were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 3s. , the goods of Robert Mollyner Pite .

ROBERT MOLLYNER PITE . On the 17th of June, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I called in the two prisoners to sell them some old clothes - they were in company together; they looked at the clothes, and Mitchell said, "I will give you 10s. for them;" there were three or four coats and some trousers; I said, "I will have nothing to do with you - you are a complete characteristic of a Jew; I will not sell them to you:" Moss said, "Will you sell them to me?" and I showed them to him - he hesitated some time, and I said, "I will give you this frockcoat in," which I then had on - he was feeling it for some time, and I saw him put his hand to the pocket, but did not recollect there was a handkerchief in it - as soon as they were gone I put on my coat, and missed the handkerchief; I put on my hat, and followed them - I took Moss, and said, "Have you my handkerchief?" he said, "I have not:" I said, "Your companion has;" Mitchell then took out my handkerchief, and said, "Is this it?" I said, "Yes, you know it;" I seized them both - Mitchell broke from me, and ran across the street, but an officer took him; Mitchell had not touched the coat

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. I believe you induced them to come into your shop? A. Certainly, I called them - I took the coat off, and Mitchell stood by: I saw Moss fumbling about - I had other things about the counter, and thought they were his object; I did not take them before they left my shop, because I was not certain.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-38

1294. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of June , 1 blanket, value 10s.; 2 sheets, value 18s., and 1 pillow-case, value 2s. , the goods of James Howard .

JAMES HOWARD . I keep the Coach and Horses public-house, Dover-street, Piccadilly . The prisoner came there on the afternoon of the 25th of June, and said he should want a bed for the night; he then went out, and returned about half-past ten o'clock - he went to bed, and came down about half-past nine the next morning, and said he should want the bed that night also - he had paid for the bed the night before: I thought he looked rather bulky, ran up stairs, and missed the sheets from the bed he had slept on; I came down, and ran out - I found him in Jermyn-street, collared him, and gave him in charge; we took him to the watch-house, and found the pillow-case in his pocket, the two sheets under his arms, and this blanket round his waist, under his trousers' band.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-39

1295. FREDERICK HENRY was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of John Lawford , from his person .

JOHN MABSON. I am in partnership with Mr. John Lawford . I was walking with him on the 3rd of June, when the prisoner and another lad came behind him; the prisoner took up the flap of Mr. Lawford's coat, and took out the handkerchief - I saw him, but he did not observe me; I seized him, and kept him till the officer came - this is the handkerchief: the prosecutor is in Ireland.

JOHN DALY . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence, I was intoxicated, and knew nothing of the charge till the next morning.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18300708-40

1296. JAMES HEDGES and JOHN PRITCHARD were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of January , 6 trowels, value 3s.; 1 brush, value 2s.; 2 hand-floats, value 1s.6d.; 2 cornice moulds, value 2s., and 2 cornice tools, value 6d. , the goods of William Allen .

WILLIAM ALLEN. I am a bricklayer and plasterer , and live at Ealing . On the 27th of January, or thereabouts, I was at a public-house, and had a great many tools in a basket; I went out to carry my wife some money - I returned in about an hour, and my tools were gone; I did not see either of the prisoners there, but I saw them on Sunday morning, when I was making inquiries for my tools, and I offered 5s. to any one who would bring them back; I got a search-warrant on the 22nd of June, and searched Hedges' house, where I found this brush - he was not at home: I found the other tools at Pritchard's, and he was not at home.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-41

1297. JAMES TYLER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 1 hat, value 5s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 2s.; 1 coat, value 20s.; 1 waistcoat, value 5s.: 1 pair of trousers, value 10s.; 1 handkerchief, value 3s., and 1 pair of braces, value 3d. , the goods of Thomas White .

THOMAS WHITE . I was a waiter at the Bricklayers' Arms , and the prisoner was a servant there; I slept in the same room with him. On the 1st of June I saw him going out of the room with my hat on; I called to him, but he was gone - I then got up, and missed these other things, which had been safe that morning; I went down, and told his master - other persons had gone through that room, but they were safe when they went out; I went and found the prisoner at Greenwich fair, with my shoes and hat - the other things are all gone: he said he had not had my things, I was a bl - y liar.

Prisoner's Defence. I asked the prosecutor to do my work, as I felt unwell, from the effects of drink; we had both been drinking the night before - I asked him to lend me his hat and shoes, which he agreed to do; being holy-day time I wanted to go out, as my master said I might go out at any time, if I could get the prosecutor to do my work - I went to the fair, and met the prosecutor, who accused me of robbing him; I said, "I have no property of yours but what you lent me;" he would not listen to any thing, but gave me in charge for stealing his coat, waistcoat, and trousers, besides the hat and shoes, which I solemnly declare he lent me - he offered to settle the affair with my mother if she would give him 3l. 10s.; I had got his situation, which he had lost through bad conduct, and he wanted to regain it.

THOMAS WHITE. There is no truth in what he states; I never lent him any thing, nor did he ever ask me - he went quite unknown to master.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-42

1298. WILLIAM KERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 4 shillings, and 1 penny , the monies of James Fruin .

JAMES FRUIN. I am a labourer , and lodged at Shepherd's-bush , in the same room with the prisoner. On the 30th of May I lost four shillings and a penny from my breeches pocket, which I had left on the box at half-past ten o'clock on the Sunday night, when I went to bed; the prisoner got up the next morning, and went out before I was up; two other men slept in the same room: when I got up I went out to work, and when I came home to breakfast I went to get the money to get some bread, and it was gone - I spoke about it, and the prisoner ran out directly at the back door; I pursued, and overtook him about a mile and a quarter off - I accused him of the robbery; he acknowledged it, and offered it me, but he was taken and sent to the Magistrate's.

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18300708-43

1299. JAMES McCARTHY and MICHAEL McCARTHY were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , 2 loaves of bread, value 1s.6d. , the goods of Samuel Eke ;

MICHAEL McCARTHY pleaded GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

SAMUEL EKE. I am a journeyman baker , in the employ of Mr. Nelson. On the 29th of May I lost two loaves of bread from my basket, near York-gate - I saw the prisoners near it, with one loaf each.

JAMES McCARTHY - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-44

1300. JAMES MAY was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Joshua Rawlinson , from his person .

JOSHUA RAWLINSON. I am a clerk in the City. On Sunday evening, the 13th of June, I was in the Edgware-road ; I felt a tug at my pocket, turned, and saw the prisoner putting something into his pocket - he ran off; I ran and pursued him; I gave him a thump with my umbrella; he ran among a flock of sheep, and as soon as they were gone, I saw my handkerchief on the ground, in the track he had run; I know it is mine.

Prisoner. There were plenty more boys. Witness. No, not near you.

Prisoner's Defence. This is the first time I was ever placed in a situation so distressing and grievous to myself and my parents; I have only to petition you will look on the circumstances of my case with merciful consideration; if I should be restored to my father, my future good conduct shall show that I am sensible of my past faults.

GUILTY . Aged 14. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-45

1301. RICHARD JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 24 locks, value 50s. , the goods of John Harborne and another.

JAMES CONNOLLY. I am a servant to John Harborne and another - they live in Ormond-street , and are ironmongers and braziers . The prisoner came to the shop on the 31st of May, and asked the price of a four gallon cast iron tea-boiler - he staid some time, and then went out without buying any thing; I missed some locks from a shelf near which I was working - he had not quitted the shop two minutes; I went and found him with two other men; he had three parcels of locks in his possession -I seized him and another, and said, "Gentlemen, have I caught you?" they struggled and got away, leaving their

hats; I pursued, and gave charge of the prisoner - these are the locks; the other man had not been in the shop.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q.Are your masters in a large way of business? A. Yes; they both serve in the shop - the prisoner was taken into the back wareroom; I returned to work - he could have taken the locks when my back was towards him, taking the steps to show him the boilers - I was not above four feet from him; there were one hundred bundles of this description - I had seen these three minutes before on a small square shelf by themselves; I know it was full as we went into the wareroom, and as soon as he was gone it was empty; there was no other person in the shop.

Prisoner's Defence. The witness came to the door with me; I went to May-fair and he came up - there were two or three men at the corner - one of them had a basket of strawberries; I know no more about them.

GUILTY . Aged 27. - Transported for Seven Years .

Fifth Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18300708-46

1302. DANIEL NEAL was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 18 gallons of porter, value 29s., the goods of William Fraser , his master .

WILLIAM FRASER. I keep the Seven Stars in Brick-lane . On the 31st of May the prisoner was in my employ; there is a family named Piercy, in Church-street, Spitalfields - I booked that family as customers of mine by his direction - here is "Piercy" in my own hand-writing, and the figures are my wife's; he gave me the name about six months since - he has paid as much as 10s. at a time off their account; I found on inquiry that Piercy had never dealt with me - the name is here in different parts of the book; here is a running account - the prisoner was my pot-boy - he told me from time to time he had delivered beer to that amount to that family; I used to send in the bill every Monday - after he was in custody I got an explanation from Mrs. Piercy that he had never served her with beer at all; I told him of it - he made no answer.

Prisoner. I never booked the name of Piercy, only the number of the house. Witness. When he came to live with me twelve months ago I did not serve any one in that house - he afterwards gave me the number of the house, and then the name of the persons.

Prisoner. He came by the house one day and saw the name. Witness. No; he had told me Pierce - I came by one day, saw Piercy, and told him of it.

ELIZABETH FRASER . I am the prosecutor's wife. I never received any part of the balance that is due - I have heard him mention the name of Piercy; here is eighteen gallons owing from them.

AUGUSTUS PIERCY. I am son of Mrs. Piercy, of No. 28, Church-street. There is a family named Rogers in the same house; my mother was never a customer of the prosecutor's - we never had been from there; I always gave orders for beer.

JOHN TAYLOR. I am porter to a hot-presser. I met the prisoner on Whit-Monday, at twelve o'clock - he said he was going to leave his place, that he had committed a forgery for 10l., and he should go directly he had left his dinner beer, if he did not he should be taken - he went out at the back door; I bolted it after him, and told Mr. Fraser he was gone.

Prisoner. Q. Did you bolt the door after me? A. Yes; I was smoking my pipe in the tap-room - you said you were going out at the back door, and I went, found it open, and shut it.

MR. FRASER re-examined. Q.What time did you tell Mr. Piercy of it? A.As soon as he was gone; I took the prisoner afterwards.

WILLIAM GRAHAM . I am a Police-officer. I went and found the prisoner in custody; the prosecutor said he had robbed him - he asked if he had not committed a forgery for 10l.; he said that had nothing to do with him; he said, "Then tell me to what amount you have robbed me?" he said not more than 2l. that he knew of - I took him to the station-house, and found on him two bills for beer.

WILLIAM FRASER re-examined. Q.Can you say that he was taking out beer to deliver to Piercy? A.Not to my knowledge: I or my wife used to give him the beer, and when he returned he used to give an account of what he had done with it, and what he gave verbally was put down; I am certain that I have served him with beer to take to Piercy, under an idea that they were my customers.

Prisoner. I have paid him money off the bills that I took out; he used to tell me, "I shall always look to you for the money."

WILLIAM FRASER. That was only customers who paid.

Prisoner. I used to give credit to customers when he would not; all the beer I used to book he used to look to me for the money, for I only booked No. 28 for a few days.

GUILTY . Aged 26. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-47

1303. MICHAEL PIGGOT was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 10 handkerchiefs, value 30s. , the goods of William Perry .

WILLIAM PERRY. I am a hosier , and live in Oxford-street . On Tuesday evening, the 15th of June, I selected from my stock ten silk handkerchiefs, and placed them on the counter to take the next morning to a customer - I saw them safe at nine o'clock in the morning, and at twelve a witness called and asked if I had lost any thing - I then looked, and missed them; these are them; I am certain they are mine; they have no shop mark - I know them by the pattern; they are tied together with a piece of string round them.

JAMES BALFOUR. I went to the prosecutor's, and asked if he had lost any thing - I saw the prisoner and another boy pass me, and try to pick a gentleman's pocket - I did not see them go to the shop, but in a few minutes the prisoner ran by me very fast with something concealed under his coat; I ran after him from the corner of Percy-place, where I was waiting for a gentleman who was gone into a house in Deane-street, St. Giles, and there I stopped him with these ten handkerchiefs under his arm - I gave him into custody.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. You say you saw me attempt to pick a gentleman's pocket. Witness. Yes; I did not take you because I thought some of the Policemen would see you- I once interfered in a case like that, and nearly got killed; I did not see you pick the handkerchiefs up - I was on the opposite side to the prosecutor's.

Prisoner. I picked them up, he tried to get them, and said, "Don't you mean to give me any of them?" I said No - he ran after me with the Policeman and tried Stop thief! Witness. It was a very dirty morning, and the handkerchiefs were clean.

THOMAS CANNON. I took the prisoner - he told me he picked them up at the back of Oxford-street, near Soho-square; and a second time he said he picked them up in Oxford-street - he gave two different accounts.

Prisoner. The prosecutor brought a pattern of one green one, and said he had no other pattern. Witness I have been to the prosecutor's, and saw the same pattern.

WILLIAM PERRY. I took patterns of all but two of them.

Prisoner. That man is trying to false swear my life away.

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-48

1304. WILLIAM DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 1 coral necklace, value 5s., the goods of Philip Simpson , from the person of Rosetta Simpson .

ANN SIMPSON . I am the wife of Philip Simpson - my daughter Rosetta is six months old. I had her in my arms on the 13th of June - she had a coral necklace on her neck, and it was taken from her; I saw the prisoner's hand over the child's shoulder, and he snatched it away, but I did not see his face - the Policeman has the necklace; this is it - I know it by this piece of crape, which is to it.

GEORGE ADAMS. I am a Policeman. There was a riot in William-street , and the prosecutrix was looking on- I went to separate two men who were fighting, and heard the prosecutrix call out "Stop thief! my child's necklace" - I saw the prisoner running, and pursued him to Nassan-street; I then called Stop thief! and a man caught him in another street - I came up, and found 1d. in his left-hand pocket, and the necklace between his body and his wrist; I brought him back - he said he had picked it up in William-street; I do not think it was three minutes before I took him - he was about twenty yards from the woman when I first saw him running; two persons attempted to stop him, but he got on one side- this is the necklace.

GUILTY . Aged 12. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-49

1305. JAMES HOWES was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 5 gouges, value 1s.; 3 guages, value 1s.; 5 chisels, value 2s.; 1 oil-stone, value 1s.; 1 wooden rule, value 1s.; 1 hammer, value 9d.; 2 punches, value 4d.; 4 brad-awls, value 4d., and 1 trying-square, value 6d., the goods of Richard Hoare ; and 4 dog-irons, value 4s. , the goods of George Harrison .

RICHARD HOARE . I am a journeyman carpenter . On the 31st of May I lost the tools mentioned, which I had left on the Saturday evening in the attic at the Marquis of Tavistock's house - the house was not finished; these are the tools - I saw them at Bow-street; these brad-awls have my name on them, and I know the other- I lost the same number of things which were found; I know nothing of the prisoner.

GEORGE VICK . I am foreman of the joiners at that building. On Whit-Monday I heard these things were gone, and on the Tuesday I went and missed four dog-irons belonging to George Harrison - these are them; I had them made, and know these are them - I had given them out a few days before.

THOMAS TRINDER . I belonged to the Police, and on that morning, at a quarter-past four o'clock, I was on duty, and saw the prisoner coming down Carlton-terrace, opposite the Marquis' house with this basket of tools; I said, "What are you going to do with them?" he said,"To take them to some place;" I took him to the watch-house.

Prisoner. I told him a man, named Clark, told me to bring them. Witness. He did so, but I thought it was a very unseasonable hour - I went to Clark, who came and said he knew him, but he had not commissioned him to get any tools; he lived near Middlesex-hospital.

Prisoner's Defence. The man gave me 1s. to take the tools, and go forward - he said he would overtake me.

GUILTY . Aged 57. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-50

1306. DAVID HUTCHINS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , 12 prints, value 30s., the goods of Charles Joseph Hullmandel , his master .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

CHARLES JOSEPH HULLMANDEL . I live in Great Marlborough-street , and am a lithographic printer . The prisoner was in my employ, and his business was to press prints ; he had no right to take any away - in consequence of what I heard I sent Mr. Williams to buy some; I found they were some of my own - some had been published and some had not.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. How do you know they had not? A. They had not got the printing under them, without which they never leave our house; some similar to these had been sent out - I do not sell any myself; I had not sent any out, but the proofs to the proprietors - the prisoner had been two years and a half in my service; I have three other persons in my employ; these prints must have passed through their hands - the printers deliver them to the prisoner; some spoiled prints have been given to the prisoner, but these are not spoiled - Lascelles and Tupp have given the prisoner prints, but not to take out, only to stick up in the shop; I certainly should object to their taking them out.

COURT. Q. Do you give leave generally? A. Yes, when a print is spoiled - these are worth about 30s.

WILLIAM SMITH WILLIAMS. I am in the employ of the prosecutor. I went to Mr. Parry's and bought these prints for 7s.; he is a wood turner - I should think they would have sold for 20s. or 25s.

JOHN PARRY . I am a wood turner, and live in George-street. I bought some engravings of the prisoner which he said were spoiled, and he left some others when I was not there - I will pick out what I bought of him as near as I can; here are four - I sold the witness some which I bought of the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. He sold you prints which he said had been spoiled? A. Yes - I think these are what I bought; I had not two of a kind of any of them - I live nearly half a mile from the prosecutor; I did not know the prisoner worked there - I have been there since the examination but not before; I did not know where he

lived - I gave sixpence a piece for those I bought; I sold one of them for 1s. - I never dealt in prints before; I was never in custody - I went with the witness to the prosecutor, and then to the office.

THOMAS CLEMENTS . I took the prisoner; he said these prints were given him by the printers - I asked by what printer; he said several, but he did not name any one - he said he had given some to Parry in George-street, which led me to the house.

DOMINIC KERSHAW . I am a printer in the service of the prosecutor. I gave the prisoner one or two of these prints - I gave him one like this of Mrs. Siddons; they were damaged and good for nothing - this is not damaged; I never gave him one that was not damaged.

COURT. Q. Did you give him that print? A. I cannot say - I gave him one like that.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Is this a damaged print? A. It has some dirt on the back.

COURT. Q. Can you swear you gave him that? A. No, nor that I did not; there is no damage on this - I gave him one like this; it was damaged, but this is dirty on the back - we sometimes call that a damage, and give it away.

MR. BARRY. Q. If it was dirty, as it is now, you might have given it away? A. Yes.

WILLIAM SMITH WILLIAMS re-examined. Q.Has this of Mrs. Siddons any damage on it? A. I can only say, from my own judgment, I see no damage on it.

Prisoner's Defence. Some of these were given to me by Lascelles, and some by Kershaw - these are two which Dominic gave me, one a portrait, and the other a landscape.

DOMINIC KERSHAW. I gave him a landscape of Benares, but I do not know whether it was this or not - I did not give it to him to take out of the house.

COURT. Q. Is this one damaged? A. No - the one I gave him was darker than this.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-51

1307. ALEXANDER KEMBLE was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 1 half-crown, the money of Samuel Willougbby , from the person of Edith, his wife .

EDITH WILLOUGHBY . I am the wife of Samuel Willoughby . I lost a half-crown, on the 5th of June, as I was on the coach near Belfont-end - I had seen the prisoner, about a quarter of an hour before, with his right arm hanging to the back of the coach; this was about twelve o'clock in the day - I merely saw him there about a quarter of an hour before the coach stopped at the Coach and Horses, near Brentford; I did not see him get off - I saw him afterwards; an Excise-officer came, and asked me if I had a pocket on - I said I had; he asked if I had lost any thing - I said I did not know; I looked at my clothes, found them cut, and a half-crown taken from my pocket - I then looked round, and saw the prisoner about two hundred yards off; I said, "That is the young man who was behind the coach" - he was taken, and the half-crown found in his hand; my pocket was cut quite through, but no part taken away.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You had seen the prisoner a quarter of an hour before? A. Yes, but I had lost sight of him.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am an Excise-officer. I was coming from Brentford, and saw the prisoner hanging with his right arm to the coach, and his left hand up against the woman's clothes - he seemed to move it; he saw me, I believe, and put something to his mouth - I ran after him, and saw him turn; he sat down on the irons, and then put his right hand to the prosecutrix's clothes - I ran, and when the coach stopped, I saw her clothes were cut; the prisoner was in sight, and she said, "That young man was behind;" I ran with another man, and we took him near the bridge - he had a large clasp-knife, and this half-crown was in his hand; a little boy told me he had it in his right-hand, and it was so - he had denied having any thing on him but 2s., which he had; the constable found the knife on him - he is not here; he took the knife from him at the office at Bow-street - I should think it was not sharp enough to cut the clothes.

EDITH WILLOUGHBY re-examined. Q.What was cut? A. My gown, petticoat, and pocket; he showed the knife, and said, "That is the only knife I had."

COURT. Q. Had you had your half-crown in your pocket? A. Yes, about half an hour before I saw the prisoner; it was loose in my pocket, and had been given me three hours before by my mother - I did not see any other person behind the coach; my sister sat on one side of me, and a young man on the other - my sister's clothes were cut in three places: the young man who was sitting was on my left-hand side, and my clothes were cut on my right side, and my sister's on the left.

MR. BARRY to WILLIAM TAYLOR. Q. Have you not seen boys and men hanging behind a coach? A. Yes, but the prisoner's arms were through the irons at the top - he was hanging with his arm to the iron, and his left hand was up to her clothes; it was not pressing against her - I thought he was going to cut her clothes, from the position he was in, and from his hand moving; as soon as the cry of Stop thief! was raised he ran away - I suppose ten minutes had elapsed from the time I first saw him till the coach stopped; she did not get down - the coach stopped to change horses.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18300708-52

1308. JOHN RICHARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June , 1 parasol, value 6s.; 1 cloak, value 7s.; 1 shawl, value 7s., and 1 linen collar, value 6d. , the goods of Margaret Crawley .

MARGARET CRAWLEY. I am a widow . On the 2nd of June I lost a cloak, a parasol, and a shawl, from my front parlour in Crown-street, St. Giles' - I did not see them taken; I went over the way for half a pint of beer, and the young woman who gave me the beer saw the prisoner - she ran and took the articles from him: these are them - they are mine.

JOHN HENDERSON . On the 2nd of June I heard a cry of Stop thief! the prisoner ran past me with this property- a young woman was pursuing him at the end of the street, and I took him.

MARY STACEY. I saw the prisoner go cut of the prosecutrix's house with these things - I pursued, and saw him stopped in five or ten minutes; these are the things I took from him.

GUILTY . Aged 25. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-53

1309 EDWARD STOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , 1 watch, value 17s.; 1 watch-chain, value 1s.; 3 seals, value 1s. 6d., and 1 watch-key, value 6d. , the goods of William Mottram .

WILLIAM MOTTRAM . On the 18th of March I lost a silver watch from my back workshop; I had seen it perhaps half an hour before, when I called in my apprentice-boy to his dinner, it was hanging there, and in about half an hour it was gone; the prisoner (who was my servant ) left me that day, and I did not see him again till the 17th of June.

FRANCIS BROWN. I took the prisoner on the 17th of June; he said he took the watch and pawned it at Mr. Sowerby's - I found it there.

JOHN BURBIDGE. I am in the service of Mr. Sowerby, a pawnbroker. I have a watch, pawned by a man, on the 18th of March, but I do not know the person.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-54

1310. HENRY SHURLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 3 lbs. of ham, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Hastings .

THOMAS HASTINGS. I am a cheesemonger , and live in Hoxton Old-town . On the 31st of May I was in my back room, and saw three persons come into my shop at a quarter before ten o'clock at night; two of them came in first, and while they were being served the prisoner came in, took this ham-bone, and made off - I stopped in the shop till the others were gone; they said, "He is gone to the left," but I knew he was gone to the right; as soon as they were gone I put off my white coat and apron, and put on a dark coat; I then went across the road, and soon afterwards I saw the prisoner with my ham-bone, and the others were standing close by him.

DANIEL WEST. I am a Police-constable. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house.

ANN HASTINGS . I am the prosecutor's wife. I cannot be certain it was the prisoner who came into our shop.

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing the prosecutor's shop, and three young men came out, one having a hambone in his hand - they went on before me, and (I suppose, thinking they were pursued) the one who had the ham dropped it, and they all ran away; I picked it up, intending to restore it to the owner, whoever he might be - I was seized and charged with stealing it; the prosecutor states that he observed the three young men in the shop through the window of the back room, where he was sitting, and yet takes upon himself to swear I was one.

DANIEL WEST . The prisoner denied having it in his possession; the prosecutor had it, but did not say how he got it.

THOMAS HASTINGS re-examined. Q. Did he tell you he had picked it up? A. No, he said he had no ham-bone; I gave him a good shake, and it fell from under his coat -I did see him through a window, but I am certain he is the person.

Prisoner. I said, "I have not got it - there lies the ham." Witness. No, he threw it down after I shook him.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-55

1311. MARGARET FRANCES SCULLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 1 silver seal, value 2s.; 2 shillings, 1 sixpence, one 3d. piece, and 1 handkerchief, value 3d. , the property of Thomas Griffiths .

THOMAS GRIEFITHS. I am a soldier . On the 1st of June the prisoner came into a house where I was, in Bainbridge-street, St. Giles' - I was with another woman; I afterwards went to search for that other woman, and saw the prisoner again at a potatoe-shop; she asked me for some gin - I put my hand into my pocket, and had all this property safe; I put it into my left hand - I was feeling for some money in my other pocket, and the prisoner took these from my left hand: the handkerchief was in my bosom - I cannot swear whether she took that, but I am positive she took the other; I had never seen her before -I was looking after the other woman; she had taken something from me - I did not see the prisoner again till she was in custody.

Prisoner. He gave me the money, and the seal to pawn. Witness. No, I did not - she never returned.

JOSEPH COLE. I am a Police-constable. I took the prisoner on the prosecutor's complaint the next morning; she said he gave them her to go and pawn - they were old coins; she gave me the seal, and told me where she had taken the coin to.

LAUNCELOT WILD . I have the coins, which the prisoner brought to me on the 1st of June; I weighed them, and thought she wanted to sell them; she then produced the seal- I said, "I would not advise you to sell that, as it may be of use to some person;" I stood some time, and then asked her what she was waiting for; she said for the ticket - I said, "I cannot lend that money on them which I gave you; but take the money, and if the person don't like it, bring it back;" this was about five o'clock, and the next morning she came with the officer.

Prisoner. I returned back with the money, and he told me to get some gin with it - he gave me the money, and drank part of the gin.

THOMAS GRIFFITHS . No, you did not come back; I never saw you again, and did not send you with them.

JOSEPH COLE. She told me the soldier gave her the money to go and pawn.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-56

1312. SARAH SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 1 umbrella, value 3s. , the goods of James Griffiths .

JAMES GRIFFITHS . I am a brewer . On the 31st of May I hung my umbrella on the rails of a wine-vaults, and the prisoner took it - she put it under her cloak; I followed, and took her.

Prisoner. I left my own umbrella there. Witness. Not that I know of.

DAVID GEORGE ALDERSON . I went to No. 19, Paradise-street; I found the prosecutor and the prisoner there- I took her; she said she did it through distress, and hoped I would not take her up.

One witness gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 65.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18300708-57

1313. JOANNA WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 coat, value 3s.; 1 handkerchief, value 6d., and 1 pair of gloves, value 6d. , the goods of Thomas Jordan .

THOMAS JORDAN . I lost a coat, a handkerchief, and a pair of gloves, from the Cape of Good Hope, public-house, in Devonshire-mews ; they were on the settle by my side, in the tap-room - the prisoner and two women came in, and stopped half an hour; as soon as they were all gone I missed the things - these are them.

SAMUEL EDGE . I am an officer. I produce these articles, which I got from the prosecutor; he had the prisoner, and charged her with taking them - she begged to be forgiven, but said she did not take them away.

THOMAS JORDAN. I followed her, and overtook her in Devonshire-street - the wind blew her cloak aside, and I saw the coat; I took her back - the handkerchief and gloves were in the pocket.

Prisoner. I was very much distressed, and these women said they would give me something to eat - this coat laid in the yard, and I put it on to defend myself from the rain; I had no cloak on.

THOMAS JORDAN . Yes, she had the coat on, and the cloak over it.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-58

1314. MARY WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of June , 1 tea-pot, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Dennis Edgeller .

MARIA EDGELLER . I am the wife of Dennis Edgeller . I lost a tea-pot, on the 22nd of June, from my shop window in George-street, Sloane-square ; I had seen it about seven o'clock, and missed it about half-past seven - I saw it again about ten; this is it: it has no particular mark, but I believe it to be mine - I see no difference.

EDWARD FLAHARTY . I took the prisoner on the 22nd of June, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning - I found this tea-pot under her shawl; she said her mother gave it her half an hour before - I asked where her mother lived, and she took me to the place, but her mother was not there; she came in about half an hour - I took the prisoner to Queen-square, and the mother said it was her own.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-59

Second Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1315. SARAH PEPPERILL was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , 9 sovereigns, the monies of William Mantle , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM MANTLE . I keep the Catherine-wheel public-house, at New Brentford . The prisoner was about two months in my service - I had no other servant ; this money was in a purse which was locked up in a drawer in my bed-room - the key of the drawer hung in a cupboard in the bar; nobody could get to it but my wife and myself - the cupboard was not locked; we never left the bar together - the prisoner had access to it; on going up stairs on the 14th of April I missed nine sovereigns out of the purse - the drawer was still locked; I had seen the money safe a fortnight or three weeks before - I told my wife, and about four days after the prisoner had every thing on new that she wore; I had not mentioned my loss to her - I then asked how she got those new clothes, and after some hesitation, she said she found 5l. in silver and two sovereigns by Captain Thompson's steps in a purse; his house is twenty or thirty yards from mine - I asked when she found them; she said one afternoon when she went out with the child - we sent for her mother, who said we might feel satisfied that she had found the money, but she had more than 7l. for she had given her 1l. besides what she had bought the clothes with; she was backwards and forwards while her mother said this - her wages were 5l. a year; we paid her 4s. 6d. a fortnight or three weeks before, as she asked for money to buy a pair of shoes - her mother said she knew a Mrs. Carrington had lost the purse of money; I have been to Mrs. Carrington and find there is no foundation for that; nobody but the prisoner ever went into the bed-room - there is only one child; the beadle tried the key of her box to my drawer, and it opened it and locked it quite as well as mine - they are both alike; I did not lose the purse.

WILLIAM DURBAN . I am constable of Brentford. I took the prisoner in charge and tried the key of her box, which opened the prosecutor's drawer; she gave a purse up to Mr. Clayton, the Magistrate - there was no money in it; I cried the purse, and a gentleman named Powell informed me that about Lady-day he lost a purse with about 9l. in it; he lives at Brentford-butts, not far from Mr. Thompson's - he is not here; I have known the prisoner five years, and never knew any harm of her.

WILLIAM MANTLE . The purse was tried before the Magistrate, and will not hold 5l. in silver and two sovereigns.

Prisoners' Defence. I found the purse on Lady-day as I was going to my mother's; there was 8l. 7s. in it -I gave my mother 7l. 2s. and kept 25s., and bought some new things; on the 17th of April my master said I had torn a shirt - I asked if he could prove his words; he asked if I could prove how I came by my new clothes -I told him I found that money; my mother asked if he had lost any thing - he said No, that he had suspicion of my being dishonest; I left the place as mistress was always throwing this in my face - I asked master to search my box, he would not, and said he would give me a character, - on Wednesday he had me apprehended; I can prove he said he did not know whether he had lost any money or not - the people would come forward if they knew when I was to be tried; a letter was sent abroad to a gentleman who had lost some money, and master said if he could not hurt me for that, he would for damage I had done, that he had not lost money but would swear he had for spite - he takes in tramps of all sorts to lodge there, and his keys are always about.

WILLIAM MANTLE. We have had no quarrel whatever; I was continually losing things while she was in my house.

JURY to WILLIAM DURBAN . Q. Did the prosecutor give any contradictory statement before the Magistrate? A. I do not recollect that he did.

GUILTY (of stealing, to the value of 99s. only .) Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18300708-60

1316. ROBERT MURLESS was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Whitsed , on the 16th of April , and stealing therein 1 muffineer, value 3l.; 3 silver spoons, value 8s.; 1 butter-knife, value 12s., and 1 silver label, value 4s., his property .

The prisoner was indicted last Session with William Harper , but was too indisposed to take his trial; the same facts were deposed to as on Harper's trial, for which see 5th Session, page 497.

NOT GUILTY .

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18300708-61

1317. CHARLES WELLS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 1 watch, value 22l.; 2 seals, value 8l.; 1 ring, value 1l., and 1 watch-guard, value 1s., the goods of George Toth , in his dwelling-house .

GEORGE TOTH. I am a furrier , and live in Wilderness-row, St. John, Clerkenwell - the prisoner had been about three weeks in my service. On Monday morning, the 7th of June, about nine o'clock, I went out, leaving him at home alone; I told him to clean the windows, and I should soon be back - I had not given him leave to go from home, and expected to find him there on my return; I left a watch hanging on the left-hand side of the window - he was in the room; I returned in about an hour, and he was absent - the door was unlocked, and my watch gone; it was gold, and worth 22l. - I paid that for it - it was quite new; there were two seals worth 8l., a ring, and guard -I have not found any of the property - I went with a Police-officer to look for him the same day, but did not find him; I went next day with the officer to Deptford - there was a fair there that day; I found him at the fair on a donkey; and gave him into custody - I said nothing to him nor he to me.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. Of what does your family consist? A. I am single - he was my only servant ; I am only a lodger - my landlord has a wife and three children - he lives in the house, and keeps it; a person named Kemp works for me, and was at the house that morning - she went away before me; I have other work people, but nobody else was there that morning while I was at home; if they had come they would be in my part of the house; Kemp's brother is a Police-officer; I never lent the watch to her.

JOSEPH PLUMMER. I have known the prisoner some time. On Monday evening, the 7th of June, I went with the Policeman - I had heard of the robbery: on the Tuesday afternoon, about twelve o'clock, I went by myself into old Fleet-market, and met the prisoner: I said, "Charley, have you been home yet?" he said Yes; I said, "You have stolen your master's watch?" he said, "Go on with you;" I asked if he had pawned the watch, and if he had, to give me the ticket - he said he had not pawned it, but sold it, but he had not got the posh (which means money) yet; I wished him to come home with me - he would not; I then told him the Policemen were after him, and if he would come home with me, and give his master his property, he would not be hurt; but if not, his master said he would prosecute him; he said it was a lie - I told him his mother was fretting about him; he said, "Tell my mother not to fret, for I am going out of town, and shall not see her any more;" I asked if he was going to give me any thing to drink; he said, "Don't I tell you I have not got the posh yet;" I said, "Well, Charley, when shall I see you again?" he said, "You won't see me any more, for I am going out of town;" he said, "Good bye Joe;" I said, "Good bye Charley;" that is all I recollect.

Cross-examined. Q. You understand what posh means very well? A. Yes; I live with my parents; I was never turned out of doors by my mother for bad behaviour; I have been in the workhouse, and left there suddenly - I was never in the Penitentiary, nor in custody.

WILLIAM EDMEADS. I live at No. 53, St. John-square, and know the prisoner. On Monday morning, the 7th of June, he came to my house about a quarter-past nine o'clock, and told me he had got a place for me as errandboy at a bookbinder's in Long-lane - I was out of place, and left my mother's house with him; when I got out, he told me he did not mean that, but that he had left his master, and if I had a mind I might go after that place; I went with him down Benjamin-street and Peter-street, Saffron-hill he told me to go on; I waited for him at the end of Holborn for about five minutes, and then he came to me again - we strolled about together, then went down to Deptford to see the fair, and staid there till six o'clock in the evening, returned home together, and slept at a peppermint shop in Field-lane; got up at four o'clock in the morning, strolled about till ten, and then I waited for him in old Fleet-market till about two - he then went away, and came to me again; he told me he had been to his aunt's, and gave me 15s. to mind for him; he said I might spend some of it if I had a mind; I asked where he got it; he said, "Never mind that;" we went on the road to Deptford again, and met a boy by the Halfway-house with a donkey - we paid him 4 1/2d. for halfpenny rides till we got almost down there, and then paid him 2d. to go to Deptford - he had just entered the fair on the donkey when he was taken; I had about 13s. of the money then, and I walked away.

Cross-examined. Q. He made no attempt to run away? A. No; he was taken off the donkey.

GEORGE WRIGHT . I am a Police-constable. On Monday, the 7th of June, about seven o'clock in the evening, I heard of the robbery, and in consequence of information on Tuesday I went to Deptford fair; the prosecutor went the back road, and I the high-road, that if either of us met him we might secure him - the prisoner's father, Mr. Wells, went with me; I found the prisoner in the fair about half-past five o'clock that afternoon - the prosecutor had then joined me; I had been round the booths, and when I saw the prisoner he was in the hands of Mr. Toth, in a booth, where we had agreed to meet - he was delivered to me, and I asked him if he knew me - I had my private clothes on; he said he did not - I told him I was a Police-constable, and must take him in charge; I brought him to London, and between Rotherhithe and Deptford he wanted to walk quite alone- I said, "No, you can walk with me, but it will not be seen that you are a prisoner - you can take hold of my arm - he then said to me, "If I was to tell you where the watch is, will you let me go?" I had before that asked if he had got his master's watch - he said No; I said I could not let him go if he told me where it was,

and when we got to the foot of Tooley-street there was a great crowd - I said, "You must now let me take hold of your arm;" he said, "If I tell you where the watch is, shall I be hunt?" I said it would be best for him to hold his tongue, for I could not render him any assistance - I said if the watch was found, in all probability it would be better for him; that was all - I searched him at Deptford, and asked what money he had - he said he had none at all, that he was very hungry, and wanted something to eat, but I found two half-crowns and a sixpence on him - I said, "How did you get possession of this money?" he said he had borrowed 9s. of a boy over Blackfriars-bridge - I asked who the boy was; he said he did not know, but he used to be acquainted with him, and did not know where he lived - I found 10s. 6d. on Edmunds, which I have here.

GEORGE TOTH . He had been a very short time in my service, and had 9s. 6d. wages - I do not think he had any money when he left me, because his father told me he gave him his wages on Saturday.

Prisoner. I am innocent.

GUILTY of stealing, but not in a dwelling-house . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-62

Before Mr. Justice James Parke .

1318. THOMAS ANDREWS was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Hutton , on the 27th of June , and stealing 2 sovereigns; 1 pocketbook, value 18d.; 1 pair of trousers, value 30s.; 1 waistcoat, value 30s.; 1 coat, value 50s., and 1 pair of trousers, value 16s., the goods of Thomas Hutton .

THOMAS HUTTON . I lodge with my brother, George Hutton , in Brick-lane, St. Luke's - he keeps the house. On Sunday evening, the 22nd of June, about half-past seven o'clock, I went out, leaving Matthewson and Smith in the house - I returned about half-past ten, and saw a handkerchief of mine in the shop, and a pair of trousers and waistcoat belonging to a brother of mine, all laying in one place in the shop - I had left the handkerchief in my box up stairs; I went up stairs, and found my box broken open, and my brother's also - they were secure when I left the house; I found various articles strewed about the room and a pair of trousers, which were taken from the box; I had seen them a few days previous and had locked the box that morning; my pocket-book laid there open, and two sovereigns were taken from it -I had seen them there that morning; I missed a pair of trousers and a waistcoat entirely.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q.Has not Smith left his residence since? A. No - I saw him yesterday; I saw my box safe two or three times that day - I have another brother lodged there; I did not fasten the house up.

WILLIAM MATTHEWSON . I am in the service of George Hutton . On the 27th of June I left the house between seven and eight o'clock, with my cousin Smith, and left nobody in it - I pulled the door too, and the spring of the lock fastened itself; I did not mean to lock it - I took the key with me; I returned between eight and nine o'clock, unlocked the door, went in, shut it, and heard a scuffle up stairs - I went up, and passed the prisoner on the top of the stairs; the stair case window is immediately opposite - I looked at him, and he started me full in the face; I am certain of him - I passed him, and he ran down stairs; I looked into the back room - there was a trunk broken open, and clothes on the floor, and a blue coat on the floor of the front room - I immediately ran down, found the street door open, went out, and saw the prisoner fifteen or twenty yards off; Robinson, who lives opposite, ran out, calling Stop thief! I followed the prisoner about a hundred yards, then lost sight of him for half a minute while he turned a corner, and saw him in Bowyer's custody soon after - he brought him round the corner, where I had lost him; I directly said, "That is the man;" he said he could not be the man, and Bowyer let him go, as a man came into the crowd and said he could not be the man, for he had walked down behind him - I said he was the man; he walked down the street- Matthewson said he would follow him; Robinson came up, and took him - I had then gone back to the shop; I saw him in custody in about a quarter of an hour - I went up stairs with two Policemen; there were two trunks in the back room broken open, stockings, sheets, and a blue coat on the floor; two pocket-books laid open on the bed - an old brown coat was found in the back room; it belonged to nobody in the house; I did not notice the room windows when I went out, but when I returned they were both open - they were closed when I left, as far as I can recollect; they both belong to one room; they were not broken - the men must have entered at the door.

Cross-examined. Q.You do not know whether the windows were open or not? A. They might be open when I left - it was rather dusk when I returned; I stood on one side of the prisoner on the stairs - his face was towards me, looking towards the window, when I got on the last stair - he might have knocked me down if I had stopped him; when he was stopped a man said, the man who was running had gone down the street, but I was sure he was the man - he walked very quick when Bowyer let him go.(Property produced and sworn to.)

ROBERT GRIFFIN BOWYER . On the 27th of June I heard a cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner walking at a quick pace; I took him - several people said he was the man, and others said he was not; I am sure he is the person I took - there was a crowd; I do not recollect seeing Matthewson or Robinson - he was about one hundred yards from the prosecutor's house.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not several of the neighbours say he was not the man who ran from the house? A.I cannot say they were neighbours - one person said he was not the man, for he had been walking before him- some said he was not the man that jumped out of the window; others said he had run out of the door.

JOHN ROBINSON. I live opposite Hutton. I was in my front room and my wife at the window; in consequence of what she said, I looked out of window, and saw a man getting out of the first floor window - I hallooed Stop thief! my window was open; I was hanging half out, and saw a man directly afterwards come out at the street door; that was the prisoner, I am sure - I called Stop thief! another man came out of the door; I put on my coat and hat, which took about three minutes, went

out, and overtook him in Rose-street - he was walking not particularly fast; I followed him till I saw a Policeman, and gave him in charge - I did not know him before, but I saw his face.

Cross-examined. Q.You believe him to be the man? A. I am certain of him - I continued at the window from the time the other dropped from the window; he did not run - the corner of the street is six or seven doors off; I saw his face perfectly, and his dress; he was taken the first time in about three minutes - he was walking at a moderate pace.

ROBERT REED . I am a Police-constable. I was near Mitchell-street, heard a cry of Stop thief! and took the prisoner - Robinson was alongside of him; I found nothing but a knife on him.

JOHN ATTERWELL. I am a headborough of St. Luke's. I went up into Hutton's house about a quarter of an hour after the prisoner was taken - I saw the boxes broken open and things strewed about; there was a crow-bar on the bed close to one of the boxes - it corresponded with the marks on the box.

THOMAS WOODS. I am a Police-serjeant. I saw the crow-bar, and have brought the beading of the box - the marks correspond.

WILLIAM MATTHEWSON . The windows are sash windows up stairs - I had been sitting in the room just before I went out, but cannot say whether I left them open.

GUILTY of stealing to the value of 99s. only, but not of breaking and entering . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-63

First London Jury - before Mr. Recorder.

1319. ISAAC SOLOMON was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Neal , on the 3rd of April, in the 8th year of the reign of George the 4th , and stealing therein 10 pieces of cloth, value 78l.; 23 yards of cloth, value 10l., and 1 piece of kerseymere, value 1l., his property .

JANE OADES and JAMES LEA gave the same evidence as on the prisoner's former trials, page 573; a roll of cloth was found among the other property at the prisoner's lodging; it was claimed by Mr. Neal, who is now deceased.

NOT GUILTY .

1320. ISAAC SOLOMON was again indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Baker, on the 14th of June, in the 7th year of the reign of George the 4th , (he and others being therein,) and stealing 130 shawls, value 120l., and 25 pieces of printed cotton, value 30l., the goods of Edward Woodward and another .

EDWARD WOODWARD. I live at Chelmsford. In 1826 I occupied the lower part of a house in the parish of St. Augustine ; Mr. Baker had the upper part and slept there - it was his residence; he is not here - he was a printer of bandannas; I did not pay my rent to him, but to Mr. Dixon, who lived at Clapham. On the 13th of June, 1826, about half-past seven o'clock at night, I locked the premises up - Mr. Baker had a private door, but there were two side doors leading to my part - I locked them, and saw the outer door closed after me; when I came between seven and eight o'clock the next morning, on putting the key to the doors, I found they gave way - I rushed into the warehouse and missed one hundred and forty or one hundred and fifty shawls, some printed cotton, and other goods, value in all nearly 200l.; the premises appeared to have been entered by false keys - there was no mark of violence on the door; Mr. Baker was at home - I went up and informed him; I saw about 14l. worth of the goods in April, 1827, at Lambeth-street Office - I was not Baker's lodger; I had a lease of the lower part from Mr. Dixon.

JANE OADES , JAMES LEA, ROBERT DAVIES , and CHRISTOPHER CLARK , gave the same evidence as before, Lea had found 17 shawls under the prisoner's bed, with the other property.(Shawls produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had no idea of any robbery, and was no participator in it.

NOT GUILTY .

1321. ISAAC SOLOMON was again indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of John Dewis , on the night of the 24th of July, 1826 , and stealing 215 yards of bobbinet, value 65l.; 110 shawls, value 70l.; 70 pieces of bombazeen, value 100l.; 40 pieces of Norwich crape, value 200l.; 20 pieces of ribbon, value 10l.; 50 pieces of silk Persian, value 20l., and 40 yards of woollen cloth, value 14l., the goods of John Wray .

JAMES GRAHAM . In 1826 I was in the employ of John Wray , at No. 8, Wood-street - Mr. Dewis inhabited the house and occupied the upper part; I believe Mr. Wray did not pay the rent to him - I do not know who was the proprietor. On the 24th of July I left the warehouse safe about seven o'clock in the evening - there is a side door leading into the passage; I secured that with two bars, two bolts, and a lock - Mr. Dewis was the only person living there besides his servants; I returned next morning about nine o'clock, and found the warehouse broken into, and robbed of the principal part of the stock, amounting to 400l. or 500l., consisting of the articles stated in the indictment - the warehouse must have been entered by false keys; I have seen none of the goods since - I never saw the prisoner till yesterday; he was never a customer of ours.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS, Q. Four years ago you lost some goods which you have not seen since? A. No.

ROBERT HARDY . I am a hosier, and live in Maiden-lane. On the 20th of July, 1826, I sent into Mr. Wray's warehouse, ninety pieces of bobbinet, from ten to twenty yards each, amounting to 120l. or 140l.; I saw six pieces of it at Lambeth-street in April, 1827 - they are worth about 25l.

Cross-examined. Q. You saw them nine months afterwards? A. Yes.

JAMES LEA . I found those six pieces of bobbinet in the prisoner's room in a bundle with other goods on the 24th of April - the prisoner never accounted for the possession of them.

JANE OADES and ROBERT DAVIES deposed as before.

JOHN WRAY . I was proprietor of the warehouse. I came from Horsham on the Wednesday as the robbery happened on the Tuesday morning: I found the stock in confusion and missed the property - I saw this bobbinet in Lea's possession at Lambeth-street, and, as far as my recollection went, they were the goods which were in my warehouse.

MR. HARDY. This is such a particular article I can swear it is the same as I sent to the prosecutor's.

JOHN DEWIS . I rented the upper part of the house, but had no control over the warehouse; I went to bed about eleven o'clock - the street door was quite safe then; when I came down in the morning there was no violence used to it - the door leading into Mitre-court was found open; I do not know that it was safe at night - there was no alarm in the night.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-64

1322. JAMES WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of June , 4 stocks, value 10s. , the goods of Joseph Carpenter .

JOSEPH CARPENTER. I keep a ready-made linen warehouse on Fish-street-hill . On the 23rd of June these stocks were in a box at the side of the counter; I saw the prisoner in my shop when I came in about five o'clock - he had brought me a note, which was taken up stairs; my young man said there was a note up stairs for me - I went up, read it, and came down; I asked the prisoner what time it would be convenient to wait on the gentleman; he said about eleven o'clock the following morning - he was about to depart, and my shopman said,

"While that young man has been in your shop he has been robbing you - if you look into his hat you will find he has robbed you of some stocks;" the prisoner himself took off his hat, and I found four stocks in it - he said poverty had driven him to it: the stocks were given to the constable - they have my private mark on them; this is the note - a piece of paper was found on him, corresponding in water-mark with that the note is written on; a list of names was found on. (Note read.)

SIR, - Having occasion for a fresh supply of articles in your line of business, and your house having been strongly recommended to me, I shall thank you to inform me by note, per my messenger, what time on Friday you or one of your gentlemen can wait upon me, being unable myself to leave home, through an accident; when I will order what I at present stand in need of- I beg leave to say I always settle my accounts instanter. I am, Sir, yours, obediently, WM. HY. GRAHAM.

11, Gray's Inn-square, Wednesday morning.

WILLIAM DRINKWATER . I am a constable. I was sent for, and took charge of the prisoner, with the stocks; I found this piece of blank paper on him, which is the same size as the note, and the water-mark corresponds - I went to No. 11, Gray's Inn-square, but no such person as Graham lives there; I found two pairs of white stockings in the prisoner's pocket, loose, without paper; I have found no owner for them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner put in a written Defence, pleading distress. He received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-65

1323. JOHN HAILY was charged on the Corner's Inquisition, with killing and slaying Mary-Ann Nunen .

BRIDGET NUNEN . I am the wife of Patrick Nunen - we lived at No. 59, St. John-street, Clerkenwell . My daughter Mary Ann was four years or four years and a half old- the prisoner is a tailor , and lodged in the next room. On Sunday morning, the 27th of June, between seven and eight o'clock, he was sitting up in bed, and the child was in his room; he appeared very fond of it - I went into the room, and saw him give her more than half a glass of rum; I did not object to it, for the men who work for my husband have been in the habit of giving the children liquor from their infancy; and my husband, when he took a drop, would give the child a drop at the bottom; I saw him put the glass to the child's mouth, but did not suppose she would drink it all herself; she drank it voraciously - there was better than half a glass: I had said I wished he would give Margaret, my eldest child, a drop, but he was fonder of this child than her, and gave it her to aggravate me - she did not complain of being ill; I went out about eight o'clock that morning, and left her at play - I returned between ten and eleven, and found her in bed, ill, and between one and two she got more affected - it did not affect her at first.

Q. Did she stagger at all? A. She was used to stagger; she seemed a little giddy, and wanted to go out with me - she was taken to an apothecary's between one and two o'clock; he gave her some castor-oil, told us to put her to bed, and she would be well by eight - she was taken to the hospital before eight, as she got into fits, which she was subject to, and died between eleven and twelve that night; her father gave her some melted butter, thinking she would discharge it from her stomach; I know nothing of her having soap-suds.

MARY ANN WHITEHEAD. I saw the child at ten o'clock in the morning, quite tipsy; she said the prisoner had given her a glass of rum - she was subject to fits when teething, but not at this time; I put her to bed, went out with her mother, and returned at half-past eleven o'clock; she was then senseless - I went away, returned at three, and she was in strong convulsions; I took her to the hospital.

CHARLES WEST WHEELER. I am an apothecary of St. Bartholomew's-hospital. I attended the child till half-past eleven o'clock on the Sunday night, when she died - I attribute her death to taking a quantity of rum, which would cause fits; she was in strong convulsions - her state was altogether different to what it would have been in a common teething fit; there was more torpor - I should think she had taken about three table-spoonsful of liquor; her body was opened, and there is no doubt of her having been previously in good health - the mischief decidedly arose from the quantity of spirits which had passed into her stomach.

MARGARET DONOVAN . The prisoner sent me for the liquor; I had often been sent before, both by the prisoner and the child's parents.

Prisoner's Defence. The child was in the habit of taking more than I gave her, and it never took the least effect- I did it merely from good nature; I and other men have given her more than she had then; the father and mother often saw her take more.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-66

1325. JAMES WALKER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 24 yards of muslin, value 3s., the goods of John Middleton and another; and that he had been previously convicted of felony .

JOHN MIDDLETON . I keep a muslin warehouse , in partnership with my brother, in Milk-street, Cheapside . The prisoner was a stranger; our street door is frequently open. On the 28th of January, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I saw him run out of the warehouse with a piece of muslin - I ran out, caught him, and took it from under his coat, without losing sight of him.

JOHN KIRBY . I took the prisoner into custody - he did not deny the charge.

WILLIAM JOYCE . I apprehended the prisoner on the 6th of May, for stealing a ream of paper, for which he was tried; I produce a certificate of his former conviction -(read.)

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-67

Fifth Middlesex Jury. - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1326. JAMES KALLMEAR was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of June , 1 coat, value 10s. , the goods of George Murray , from the person of William Murray ; to which he pleaded GUILTY . Aged 16. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-68

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin .

1327. WILLIAM COOK was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , 1 lamp, value 15s.; 6 spoons, value 3l. 12s.; 4 forks, value 50s.; 1 sugar-ladle, value 10s.; 1 pair of snuffers, value 2s.; 1 cup, value 1s.; 1 saucer, value 6d.; 1 plate, value 1s.; 4 dusters, value 6d.; 1 wine-glass, value 6d.; 1 book, value 4d.; 1 knife, value 6d., and 1 pair of scissors and case, value 6d., the goods of Mungo William Allen Gilmore , his master .

MUNGO WILLIAM ALLEN GILMORE . I am a sailmaker and ship-chandler , My dwelling-house is at Stamford-hill - this property was taken from there; the prisoner was my footman - he came to me in January, 1829, and left me on the 10th of August; he lived three months with Mr. Kersey, and came back on the 7th of November - he left me without notice on the 9th of June last - there was one month's wages due to him; when he was gone I missed the property stated; he gave up the duplicates when he was taken, which was about forty-eight hours after I applied to a Police-officer - he had taken away his boxes and all his property.

JOSEPH MELLISH. The prosecutor applied to me on the morning of the 10th of June; I went to the turnpike-house, which is about two hundred yards from the prosecutor's, about half-past eight o'clock in the morning - there were the prisoner's two boxes and two bundles, which contained a variety of articles; the boxes were not locked, only tied round with a cord - I opened them, they were directed to the Flower-pot, Bishopsgate-street, for William Cook ; I went there about twelve o'clock the same day, and stopped till about ten at night; I went again about half-past five the next morning - I staid till six that evening, and then the prisoner came and went down to the booking-office - he opened one of the bundles, took a coat out, and put it on - he took a black coat off his back, and put it under his arm; he went on to Whitechapel, and was going into a pawnbroker's to pawn the black coat; I asked if his name was Cook - he said Yes; I said he must come with me; I took him to a public-house, and found in the black coat duplicates of the property lost from the prosecutor; these articles I have here are what I found in the boxes and bundles, which the prosecutor identifies - here are caps, saucers, plates, glasses, snuffers, dusters, a fork, a knife, and this bunch of keys.

CHARLES NEWMAN . I am in the service of Mr. Harris, a pawnbroker. I have some forks and spoons pawned by the prisoner at different times in December, March, April, and May.

GEORGE GIFFORD. I am collector of the tolls at Stamford-hill gate. The boxes and bundles were brought by two countrymen - I had seen the prisoner in the morning; he asked if I would take them, and send them by the errand-cart, which I did.

MR. GILMORE. This plate has my crest on it; I believe the other articles are mine - I missed just such as these.

Prisoner. It is my first offence - I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY . Aged 36. - Transported for 14 Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-69

1328. HUGH GHRIMES was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January , 90lbs. weight of hay, value 4s. , the goods of John Pomfret .

JOHN POMFRET. I am a poulterer , and live at Tottenham . On the 5th of January I went to bind some hay, and left three bundles under the stack in the evening - the prisoner is a working lad , and lived at a farm-house just by; he was not in my service; I knew the hay perfectly well, and the bands; I had twisted them myself - two of the bundles were taken away; I traced the hay to where it was taken - I got the warrant, found it, and brought it here.

RICHARD OAKLEY . I am a labourer - I know the prosecutor's premises. On the 5th of January I saw the prisoner and two others cross one field, bring the hay up a passage, and throw it over the pales into a garden; the prisoner took one bundle, and carried it near Cook's premises; Cook was tried and acquitted.

JOSEPH FOSTER. I am a constable of Tottenham. On the 5th of January I went with Pomfret, and searched Cook's house - and under the staircase in a cellar was a great quantity of hay - the prosecutor swore to it; the prisoner absconded.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-70

1329. HENRY PROPSTRING , HENRY JAMES , and RICHARD EAMES , were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 2 live tame geese, price 6s. , the property of William Willey .

MARY WILLEY. I am the wife of William Willey - we live at Hadley, Middlesex , not far from Barnet. On the 16th of June we turned out twenty-seven geese to feed on the common - a lad came and told me some men had taken some away; I went and missed two, which I have never seen since - this was on Wednesday, between two and three o'clock; I knew Propstring very well - his father has been constable of Barnet, and James lived on Barnet-common as a sweep ; I do not know the other - they had a dog, and I believe Propstring kept it.

JAMES BEAL . I shall be eleven years old on the 5th of next month; I live with my father and mother. I remember that Wednesday; I saw the prisoners that day, between twelve and one o'clock, on Hadley-common - Propstring spoke to me, and asked where I was going - I said birds'

nesting; I knew James by sight - Propstring and Eames were lying down, and James was getting some geese together with a brown dog; I did not know whose dog it was - I hid myself behind a bush - I saw Propstring catch a goose, and put it into a bag; they were all helping to catch them - Propstring caught one, and put it into a bag; James caught another, and put it into another bag - I kept snug behind the bush - they did not see me; Propstring took one bag away and James another - I then came out of the bush and counted the geese - I found twenty-five, young and old; I went and told Mr. Willey.

THOMAS BARTLETT . I know Hadley-common; on that Wednesday I saw the three prisoners together about eleven o'clock - they went through the gate at that time, and so did I; I did not see any bag.

ROBERT BEAL . On the Wednesday in question, the prosecutrix came to tell me she should want me the next morning to go and take the prisoners, which I did on the 17th of June, which was Thursday.

Propstring's Defence. At eleven o'clock James and I were in bed together; I had taken physic, and was not well.

James' Defence. We were walking to see if we could get any employ; I was not out of the road, and saw no geese.

Eames' Defence. The child has quite mistaken the persons; I was not out of the road at all.

PROPSTRING - GUILTY . Aged 19.

JAMES - GUILTY . Aged 16.

EAMES - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-71

1330. RICHARD DUKES was indicted for manslaughter .

JOHN HICKS . I was at the skittle-ground, at the Bell, at Endfield-wash , on the 28th of June - I knew the deceased, Abraham Pomroy ; he and the prisoner were drinking together - there were several persons drinking together, I believe, for three hours; they were a little fresh, but they knew what they were doing - there was a quarrel; Pomroy took up a pot of beer, and stood before the skittle-ground to prevent their playing - Pomroy then threw the pot of beer across the ground, and bent the pot nearly double; Dukes said, "Don't throw that beer away, you did not pay for it" - Pomroy then said he had paid for as much as the prisoner; Pomroy then gave the prisoner a shove - they had a scuffle together, and they both fell; Pomroy fell against the seat - they had called one another shufflers; Pomroy turned over, and died momentarily - it was the fall that killed him; they were not regularly fighting, only scuffling - they had both fallen twice before this.

JOSEPH HOBBS . I was present, but not playing; Pomroy threw down a pot of beer, and interrupted the play, that was the cause of the dispute - they called each other shufflers as to which had paid for the most beer, and Pomroy pushed the prisoner, hit him, and gave him a black eye; there were two or three scuffles, not regular fighting - I saw the deceased fall with the right side of his neck against the form, and he died; Dukes was in the middle of the ground - the cause of the fall was Dukes' scuffling with him; as soon as Dukes found the accident had happened, he got on a horse and rode for a doctor.

JACOB VALE ASPIN . I am a surgeon. I was called by the Coroner to examine the body the day after the accident - there was a fracture of the skull, at a part where the artery passes through; the artery bled internally - the blood had formed at the basis of the skull, and the pressure of that blood caused his death, by producing a paralysis of the heart and lungs.

Prisoner's Defence. The man struck me first - I am very sorry for his death.

JOHN HICKS . I have known him from a child - he is not of a quarrelsome disposition, but a good tempered humane sort of a man.

JOSEPH HOBBS . I have known him about six months - he has been a quiet, good sort of man; I never saw him in liquor, or quarrelsome.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-72

1331. THOMAS GALL was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , 1 lock, value 5s., and 3 keys, value 6s. , the goods of William Barron and others.

It being the property of Francis William Barron and others, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18300708-73

1332. JOHN KING was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 10 lbs. of lamb, value 7s. , the goods of Charles Hilhouse ; and JOSEPH BILSTON was indicted for receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen .

HANNAH PANKHURST. I live with Mr. Charles Hilhouse - he is a hatter ; the prisoner King came to his house on Saturday, the 5th of June - I did not know him before; he said he called for a quarter of lamb which the butcher had just left, as the one that was ordered was a pound or two larger - he did not say who he came from; I gave him the quarter of lamb, and he took it away - I know nothing more of it; he did not say he was to bring another back.

RICHARD DALEY. I am servant to Mr. Alley, a butcher, in Mount-street. I delivered the quarter of lamb the same day at Mr. Hilhouse's, No. 11, Bond-street ; there was no mistake, and I never sent for it back - I do not know these men.

JOHN DAVEY . I am a Police-constable. I was on duty in Brewer-street on the 5th of June - I saw Bilston with a quarter of lamb; he took it to a shop, and asked them to let him leave it there for an hour - they thought it was not all right, and spoke to me; I watched till he came back and had the lamb - he went out and round the corner, where he met King, who had some other meat; they went to some shops, and both King and Bilston tried to sell it - I then took them; I showed the meat to Daley - King said he had bought the meat for 12s.

RICHARD DALEY . It was the same lamb I had taken to Mr. Hilhouse.

King's Defence. I bought the lamb at the top of Newgate-market; I met this young man, and employed him to carry it - I never knew him before.

Bilston's Defence. I met this young man, who asked me to help him carry it, which I did.

KING - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

BILSTON - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-74

1383. JOHN KING was again indicted for stealing,

on the 5th of June , 12 lbs. of beef, value 9s. , the goods of Thomas Wynn ; and JOSEPH BILSTON was again indicted for that he, before the said felony was committed, did feloniously counsel, hire, and command the said John King, the said felony to do and commit .

ANN NICKOLDSON. I am servant to Mr. Thomas Wynn , of No. 12, Prince's-street, Hanover-square . He had 12 lbs. of beef in his house, which came from Mr. Hawkes' on the 5th of June - in three-quarters of an hour King came without a hat, and said the boy had brought the wrong piece of beef; he had a cloth under his arm, and I thought he came from Mr. Hawkes - I gave it to him, and he took it away wrapped up in the cloth; I did not see Bilston.

WILLIAM HAWKES . I am a butcher. I sent this piece of beef from my shop that morning, and saw it again in the evening at the Police-station - I knew it was the same.

JOHN DAVEY. The piece of beef was one that was on King's shoulder; I followed them, and King went into a shop and tried to sell the meat, but they would not buy it - I then took them; Bilston had not the beef in his possession, only the lamb.

KING - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years, to commence from the expiration of his former Sentence .

BILSTON - NOT GUILTY .

There was another indictment against the prisoners.

Reference Number: t18300708-75

1334. JOSEPH WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Andrew Hill , from his person .

ANDREW HILL. On the morning of the 27th of June, between three and four o'clock, I had been locked out of my lodgings, and was out all night - I am a journeyman-baker ; I was sober - I was in Whitecross-street ; I lodge in a court in that street - the prisoner came, and said what a bad set of people they were about there, and advised me to take care of myself; he walked with me, and put his arm on my shoulder - we had not walked far before he untied my neck handkerchief, took it off, and ran away - I ran after him, but could not catch him; he was taken in about ten minutes - I saw him at the Police-station in Bunhill-row; I never saw my handkerchief again - I am sure he is the man; I know him by his face and coat - I knew him again directly; I had not seen him before.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.What time do you generally go to bed? A.Between eleven and twelve o'clock, but they went to bed earlier that evening; I tried to get in about twelve - I had been with a friend or two at the White Hart; I had not been in any other public-house - the knot of my handkerchief might have come untied; I have known it to do so - I do not know what the expences of a prosecution are - I have heard they are 3s. 6d. a day; I have been four days about this altogether - the handkerchief was tied behind, but might have come untied.

THOMAS WOOD . I am a Police-officer. I was on duty and met the prisoner with two others at the top of Bunhill-row; I went up to him, and said, "Halloo, young fellow! where are you going?" he said to bathe; I said,"What have you about you?" he said Nothing - I took off his hat, and saw a red handkerchief with a little sprig on it in the hat; I gave it to him, and told him to take care of himself, or else I should have him again - he went away; I went to the Police-station, and heard of this robbery; the prosecutor came in, and described the handkerchief and the prisoner - I went out and took him in about ten minutes; he was then alone - the prosecutor said he was the man; there was no handkerchief there then - the prosecutor seemed perfectly sober.

Cross-examined. Q.The prisoner had plenty of time to have gone off altogether? A. Yes - it is very unlikely that I shall get 14s. by this job, they do not like to give so much, they think 1s. 6d. a day enough; I was here the Session before - I had 3s. 6d. a day then; I have heard they have cut us down - I did not detain the prisoner at first, as I thought it was very unlikely I should find the owner of the handkerchief; he was not a respectable boy - I asked if he had any thing about him, I did not mention a handkerchief; it was a common pattern -I have seen many like it - it appeared as if it had been folded and round a man's neck; it was in a lump.

TIMOTHY McGILL . I am a Police-officer. About a quarter past three o'clock that morning I met the prosesecutor and the prisoner (to the best of my belief) linked together very close, up Whitecross-street - they turned through a court; I had seen the prosecutor three quarters of an hour before, and supposed he must have got drunk since - they got out of my sight, then the prosecutor came and said he had his handkerchief taken from his neck, and I gave information.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you seen the person before who was with the prosecutor? A. To the best of my knowledge I had seen him often before that night, and every hour of the night, because I am on the same beat; to the best of my knowledge I had seen him in bad company - I had no charge against him before; I was one of the old watchmen and a street-keeper.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-76

1335. MARY ANN SHEEN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 1 purse, value 1s.; 5 sovereigns, and four 10l. Bank notes, the property of John Easterby , from his person ; and WILLIAM WYATT and ELIZABETH (HIS WIFE ) were indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to be stolen; against the Statute , &c.

JOHN EASTERBY . I am a merchant . On Thursday, the 17th of June, I was returning from dining with a friend over the water, and came over Blackfriars-bridge to go to Brunswick-square - I was accosted by several persons of the same stamp, and among others by the prisoner Sheen, in Fleet-street; she asked me for money, and finding I would give her none, she asked me to go with her - we turned up Bell-yard; she said, "Here is a public-house, do give me something," and I very imprudently did go into the Haunch of Venison, and gave her a glass of spirits - I do not think I drank any myself; I came out to quit her, but she still followed me, and on arriving at Apollo-court , she said she wished particularly to speak with me, and hustled me up in a corner of the court for one moment - I felt something fumbling about my person and missed my purse; I said, "You have robbed me" - I had seen the purse when I took it out to

pay for the spirits; it contained four 10l. notes and five soverigns; I am positive I put it back safe into my right hand small-clothes pocket - I charged her with the robbery; she made no reply but attempted to get away; I seized her person, and got hold of something which I took to be the purse, but it was this pocket handkerchief - I said, "This is not the purse;" I then saw her thrusting something into her bosom - I took that, thinking that was my purse, but it was this pair of gloves; as soon as I got them, I liberated her and she ran off, which I was surprised at, but upon getting into the light I discovered my mistake - I went to the watch-house, gave information, and went with one of the officers to the public-house to see if any of the persons there could recognize the prisoner, but they could not; I staid there till two or three o'clock, endeavouring to find the person, but I could not - I gave notice the next morning at Bow-street; it was between eleven and twelve o'clock when I saw her -I gave notice at the Bank of the numbers of the notes, which I had taken from a solicitor, a friend of mine, and his writing is upon them all, I believe; I know the numbers and dates - I had bills placarded about them; the Bank gave me notice of No. 3004, on the 22nd of June, and she was taken on the 23rd; I traced that note to a person living in Silver-street - I swear Sheen is the woman, and her subsequent conduct would prove it; I afterwards received notice of No. 3001 having come in -I think that was on the 25th of June; the third note has not been traced.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. I take it for granted you are not a married man? A. I am, and have a family I do not usually go into public-houses to treat women; it was to get rid of her that I did so - I was perfectly sober, so as to know every thing that was passing; I was stimulated, but not tipsy; I did take the gloves, thinking them to be my purse - it was up in a dark corner; she hustled me up in that corner under a pretence of having something to say to me; I had five sovereigns in my purse, and I believe there was some silver - I certainly have not said in another place that I thought I dropped my purse; the question was never put to me: I did not count the notes when I went into the public-house - I am certain I had them; I had not paid any of them away: I had had them two or three days in my purse - I never thought of such a thing as having dropped it; I do not know whether I drank any thing in the public-house, from indifference to what passed - I believe I and my friend had drank a bottle that day.

THOMAS LAW . I am a shoemaker, and live at No. 5, Silver-street, Loman's-pond, Borough. Sheen is the daughter of the other two prisoners, I believe; they all live together in St. Andrew-street, Seven-dials - they owed me 2s. 6d., and Sheen called to pay me 1s. 6d. out of it on Friday morning, the 18th of June; she asked me to have something to drink - I said No, it was too early; she showed me a 10l. note, which she had in her hand, and a sovereign in it - I took the note out of her hand, and said,"Where did you get so much money as this?" I think there was no writing on the note - I looked at the back of it, and did not see any endorsement on it; she said her mother had had 40l. sent her up out of the country, which was back rent of an estate that lawyer James, of Truro, had been redeeming for them; I gave her the note back, and she went away - I did not see her again till she was apprehended; I had no more conversation with her; but Elizabeth Wyatt came to my room about nine o'clock the same morning, and asked if I had seen her daughter Mary Ann - I said Yes, I had; she asked if she had paid me the half-crown - I said No, she had paid 1s. 6d. of it: she asked if I would have any thing to drink - I said I did not care, and she gave my wife sixpence to go and get a quartern of rum, which came to 5d.; she gave her the penny to get snuff with - she asked me if I would cash her a 10l. note; I said I was going to Mr. Philmore's, and I would ask him - she went with me; I asked Mr. Philmore's man, and he gave me nine sovereigns and two half-sovereigns - I believe that note is not here, it is missing; we then came out, and on going along, near Mr. Warmington's, she said, "I wish you would get me change for another;" I said, "If you are going to lay the money by, why not lay it by in notes as well as gold?" she said No, she liked gold - I went in there, and asked the boy where his master was; he said in the counting-house - he took in the 10l. note to him, and brought out eight sovereigns and four half-sovereigns: I did not look at that note - I only took it from her hand and gave it to the boy; I gave her the money, and she put it into a small tin box - I went to my room, and she went home; I asked how she came by the notes, and she said she had them in part of seventeen years' back rent. from her cousin, lawyer James - I do not know what the Wyatts are; the man is a stranger to me, but I am told he has been a sea-faring man - his wife has 25l. per annum, as a boatswain's window in the royal navy.

Cross-examined. Q. The only note you speak to is the one passed to Warmington? A. Yes; Wyatt was in the street - she did not go into the shop: I did not look at that note - my name and address, and the number of my house are written on it by Mr. Warmington; I saw the male prisoner three times before the Magistrate, and about three times before - I know his wife very well, and have for thirteen or fourteen years; I have not quarrelled with her these seven years.

Q. Now, have you not said you would be d-d if you would not serve her out the first opportunity, because she would not leave her husband to come to live with you? A. No, I never said such a thing - I never solicited her to leave her husband to live with me; nothing of the kind: I never quarrelled, and said I would serve her out, and never had the least idea of it - I have heard of a will which lawyer James has in hand now.

Q. Upon your oath, have you not solicited them to forge a person's name to that will, or to put her name to any document? A. No; I never did any thing of the kind, that I swear - I mean distinctly to say I never solicited Wyatt to leave her husband and rob him of 10l.; I never solicited Sheen or Wyatt to make an affidavit to present to any Court, stating that her mother or father was dead; I never heard of any thing of the kind; I never heard such a charge - I never solicited either of them to make an affidavit that her brother had died at sea, to get his wages.

GEORGE DYER. I am a clerk in the Bank. I produce three 10l. notes, No. 3004, paid in on the 19th of June, which is the one Mr. Warmington received; No. 3001 was paid in on the 24th of June, and No. 3002 on the 28th of

June - they were all paid in by bankers; they are all dated the 10th of May, 1830.

JOHN WARMINGTON. I live in Union-street, Borough, and am a cheesemonger. This 10l. note has my writing on it, "Law, June 18, 1830, No. 5, Silver-street;" I changed it about eleven o'clock that morning - I paid it the next morning to a sugar-baker in the Borough; he is in the country, and his clerk is busy - I changed no other note for Law.

WILLIAM GREEN. William and Elizabeth Wyatt came into Mr. Ashman's shop, in Long-acre, on Friday morning, the 18th of June, and priced a ham which was marked 6 1/2d. per lb.; they asked if they took two hams whether I could not make some abatement - I said they might have them at 6d., and I sold them two. weighing 24lbs. at 6d.; they gave me a 10l. Bank note: I had not change, but I told them to wait half an hour, as Mr. Ashman was not come home from market; they said they would leave the note, and went away - when Mr. Ashman came in he looked at it; Elizabeth Wyatt came for the change - I stood by, and saw him give her ten sovereigns; the ham came to 12s. - he took one sovereign back, and gave her 8s.; my master wrote on it in my presence - I know my master's writing; this is it, " Elizabeth James :" that is the name she gave - it is No. 3001.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you mean to say you heard the name of James given? A. Yes, and I wrote it in the day-book - I was close by my master's elbow when he wrote it; this is his writing - I did not know the number of the note: there is no date to it, but there was no other 10l. note came to the shop; I do not know who he paid it to - the man did not come for the change.

COURT. Q. Did your master write on the same note the woman gave you? A. Yes.

RICHARD GARDNER. I am an officer. I assisted in taking the prisoner, and found these two hams, which I brought away.

WILLIAM GREEN. I sold hams of this description, but I cannot swear to these.

MR. EASTERBY. These are three of the four notes which my purse contained; I traced No. 3001 to Mr. Ashman.

SHEEN - GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Life .

E. WYATT - GUILTY . Aged 51.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

W. WYATT - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-77

1336. THOMAS GOODWIN was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June 4 bushels of bran, value 3s., and half a bushel of flour; value 6s., the goods of Thomas Woodward , his master ; and WILLIAM CHERRY was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen, against the Statute , &c.

THOMAS SOPER . I am a Police-constable. On the 18th of June I was at Kilburn - I saw a waggon loaded with sacks of flour; Goodwin was driving it; it stopped at the Bell, where Cherry is ostler - I saw the two prisoners in conversation two or three minutes; then Goodwin got into the waggon, took out a sack, and carried it into the stable - Cherry brought some hay, and put it to the horses; Goodwin then got a pint of beer, and brought it to Cherry - they drank it; I asked Goodwin where he put the sack - he said into the stable, and showed me where it was; I asked what was in it - he said bran, and he left it there for the horses to bait as he returned; I took the sack of bran to my own house, and Goodwin drove off -I followed him, and asked if he had any more bran or corn; he said No, only some beans - I followed him to the Castle tap; he took out some beans, which he said was his feed for that night - I asked how many sacks of flour he had; he said fifteen - I followed him to the Edgware-road, and asked again if he had any more than the fifteen sacks; he said No - I said I would get into the waggon; he said there was only half a bushel of flour there - I asked what he was going to do with that; he said to take it to the Boar and Castle tap, in Oxford-street - I asked him who it was for there - he said for a man who fetched it from there, and paid 6s. for it; I asked if it was accounted for at home - he said Yes it was; I questioned him several times, and then he said if it was not booked it ought to be, and likewise with respect to the bran - I left the flour in the waggon till he came to the Castle tap, where he took it out and asked if the man had been for the half bushel of flour; the landlady said No - he put it down in the tap, and said, "When he comes, it is 6s.;" I asked the landlady if she knew where he lived - she said No; I asked the prisoner, and he did not know - I took the flour and the bran, and went to Mr. Woodward's; I found nothing but full sacks of flour in the waggon.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You did not count the sacks, and say at the office there were sixteen? A. No; Goodwin said they were booked, or if not they ought to be - the woman said there was a little old man in the habit of coming for flour.

THOMAS WOODWARD. I am a miller , and live at Moormill, near St. Alban's - Goodwin has been in my family upwards of twenty years; he was sent on that Friday morning with sixteen sacks of flour, according to my notes, and he had half a quartern of bran booked to him, and half a bushel of flour weighed by the miller - they were put on the slate; I was not present when it was loaded, but I wrote notes for sixteen sacks of flour - I have the returned notes that they were delivered; there was an entry of one half-quartern of bran to a baker at Elmstree - I have seen two half-bushels of flour; one was left on the Saturday morning at the waggoner's-house; I cannot swear to the flour.

GEORGE CORNWELL. I am a miller to Mr. Woodward. I loaded the waggon with the sixteen sacks of flour, half a bushel of flour, four bushels of bran, and three bushels of beans - I do not recollect that I put two half-bushels of flour in; I know I weighed half a bushel of flour, which I put into a bag like this - I do not know where it was to go.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-78

1337. JOHN HENLEY was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 24th of May , 1 calf-skin, value 10s., the goods of George Waite , well knowing it to have been stolen .

There being no evidence against the prisoner, but that of an accomplice, the case was not proceeded in.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-79

1338. RICHARD PLATT and ROBERT NUNN were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , one 10l. Bank note , the property of David Wilson .

DAVID WILSON . I am a seaman , of the "John," Captain Freeman. On the 24th of May I received three 10l. notes, a sovereign, and 3s. or 4s - I lodged at Nunn's mother's four days; Platt was in the house, and I took them for brothers; I owed Nunn's mother 2l. 17s. - when I was paid Platt came to me, and said, "Give me the money for my mother;" and I gave him a 10l. note - he took it to Nunn, who put it into his pocket-book, and said he could not change it; I said I wished he would give me the change as I wanted to go home to Scotland by the steam-boat - Nunn then gave it to Platt; we went to some place to get change - Platt then said he thought the captain could give change; I then got another note changed, and gave him the money - I never got the first note at all.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Have you told all the story? A. Yes; I owed Nunn's mother 2l. 17s.; I never thought of asking the captain for change - I did not afterwards ask Nunn if he had returned the note; he did afterwards say, "I gave it to Platt, and he returned it to you;" I told him he had not, and he said he gave it to Platt to return to me - I went into a skittle-ground with some shipmates, but not to play at skittles; I cannot tell how many of my shipmates were there - there might be about eight; I am certain Nunn did not give me the note - I did not say, "So help me God I do not think he ever had my note."

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-80

1339. WILLIAM MORRIS was indicted for embezzlement .

RICHARD ELLIS . I am a baker , and live in Mount-street, Gresvenor-square - the prisoner is my apprentice , and was employed to receive money for me; when he comes home we book the bread directly, and take the cash which he has received.

CECILIA MATTHEWS . I have bread of the prosecutor; I paid the prisoner money for his master several times. On the 11th of June I paid him 4s.; he gave me the bill, and took 4s. off it - I paid him other monies, but I cannot tell the date.

JEMIMA RANCE . I deal with the prosecutor. I paid the prisoner 2s. 5 1/2d. on the 12th of June.

RICHARD ELLIS. He never accounted to me for either of these sums - he paid me 12s. 6d. to the account of Rance, but that was not what she paid him; he has been making out bills to these people himself - he was detected by a Police-officer taking flour out, and selling it; I was sent for, and then I found this - I am deficient to the amount of these sums, and a great deal more.

Prisoner's Defence. When I booked my bread I forgot to pay this money - I went to work, took off my jacket, and found the money in my pocket, and took it to pay my master.

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-81

1340. EDWARD CLARK was indicted for embezzling the sum of 1l. 5s .

SAMUEL JAMES BUCKINGHAM . I keep the White Horse, Liverpool-road, Islington - the prisoner was my pot-man for six weeks, and received money on my account; my son used to serve the beer, receive the money, and keep the accounts.

JAMES BUCKINGHAM . I gave out the beer, and kept the account - if the prisoner received a bill he ought to have accounted to me immediately he came home.

MARY SPARKES . I had beer from the prosecutor, and paid the prisoner several times. I paid him, on the 16th of May, 3s. 0 1/2d.; he gave me no receipt.

MARY IONS . I had my beer from the prosecutor - the prisoner used to bring it. I paid him 1s. 0 1/2d. on the night before he left, which was the 19th of May.

EMMA LLOYD . I paid the prisoner 1s. and some half-pence two nights before he left, which must have been on the 17th of May.

DANIEL HUGHES . I am a constable. I took the prisoner at the Prince Regent, Liverpool-road, on the 26th of May.

JAMES BUCKINGHAM . He never accounted to me for these sums - I have the book; here is no entry of any of them - I entered all I received; he left on Thursday the 20th of May, without notice - I think his week was up; I cannot say whether it was Wednesday or Thursday - 6s. was due to him; this 1l. 5s. is for beer he has taken out, and which I have ascertained the people have not had.

Prisoner. I offered my master the money three different times, and he refused to take it. Witness. He might, but I was engaged.

Prisoner's Defence. I had to go across the brickfields; I had an accident, and lost the money.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-82

1341. CATHERINE WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , 1 table, value 2s. , the goods of Joseph Smith .

JOSEPH SMITH. I am a cabinet-maker . I saw the prisoner take this table from the area, and walk up the street - I had never seen her before; I was close by the window which looked on the area, and went and took her with it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in great distress, and my goods were seized - I went to the broker, he said he would keep my things till my husband came to town to redeem them; this table was one of my own, and I thought I would carry it to the room.

GUILTY . Aged 59. - Confined Two Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-83

1342. AUGUSTINE SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , twelve shillings , the monies of George Graham .

GEORGE GRAHAM. I am a tailor . On Sunday morning, the 6th of June, between six and seven o'clock, I went to the City of London public-house to meet a man who owed me 2s. 9d., but he was not there according to promise - I saw a man named Spencer there; he said, "I have not seen you for a length of time, will you stand a treat?" I said, "I am sorry I cannot - I have not one farthing in my pocket, but if you will wait a quarter of an hour, I will go to a little deposit I have in the dust-hole and stand 1s. treat;" the prisoner was standing on one side the table, and he said, "I shall accompany this fellow as far as his lodging, he shall not cut away" - he

kept by my side; I said I would rather go alone, but he went on with me - I opened my street door and said, "I can dispense with you," but he would go with me to the dust-hole; I took a stick, and was picking away the dirt - he stood by my side, and he saw the money before I did; he gave me a push, and I fell on my elbow - he then snatched up the money; I caught hold of his coat, and he went to pull off his coat - I caught him by the neck, and pulled him down into our cellar, where a man sleeps, and gave him into his custody; I went, fetched an officer, and said, "He is in the cellar" - he came down, and Mr. King, the brush-maker, opened the door and let the prisoner into the yard; he denied having any money belonging to me or any body else - the officer took from him 11s. 6d. and three halfpence all over the dirt; Spencer had got me work when I was out of employ - the prisoner is a tailor .

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. Do you keep your meat in the dust-hole? A. No - I had seen the prisoner once at the public-house; I was perfectly sober - I was not two minutes at the dust-hole; Mr. King and his apprentice were in bed in the cellar - I did not go and could not find the money, and then go to the bed-room of two men and say, "Have either of you taken my money from the dust-hole?" I never saw the two men in bed till I took the prisoner down for them to take care of him - I charged him with stealing 12s. in shillings; he had not that on him - I had been in bed that night; I never laid a hand on him till he took and grabbed up my money - I had bought a quarter of a pound of corn beef at the cook-shop, and there was one shilling I could swear to.

WILLIAM DRANE. I am a Policeman. The prosecutor came to me; I went with him to Carnaby-street - he said the prisoner had robbed him of 12s., which he had in the dust-hole; I said, "Where is the man?" he said, "He is below in the kitchen;" I went, and he was there with the landlord and the boy - he said he had no money but what was his own; I searched him, found 11s. 6d. and 1 1/2d., and a little cinder dirt in his waistcoat pocket.

GEORGE GRAHAM . There is one shilling I can swear to - this is it.

Cross-examined. Q.Did not King and his boy say they had searched the prisoner? A.No.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-84

1343. WILLIAM STEPHENS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 1 mahogany plank, value 12s. , the property of Edward Sykes .

DAVID SMITH. I live at Mr. Edward Sykes ', a timber-merchant , in Brick-lane, Spitalfields . On the 4th of June, I saw the prisoner come into the yard, about six o'clock in the evening - he was a stranger; he took a mahogany board, and carried it out of the yard two or three doors - this is the board; I took him, and told him he must take it back - he said he would not; then I said,"I must, and you along with it."

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Was he so drunk as to be unable to stand? A. He was drunk - there is no window there; I took him to be in a very advanced state of intoxication - he stood, and walked, but rather crooked; I heard my master say he knew the prisoner, and should like to recommend him to mercy - I have heard that he is a looking-glass frame maker.

COURT. Q.Drunk or sober, he could carry this board? A. It appeared like it; he had carried it three doors off the premises, and it had been fifteen yards on the premises.

PAUL BATCHELDER . I am a Police-officer, and received the prisoner in charge.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not you swear the man was sober? A. No - I said he was not drunk, but rather intoxicated; Mr. Sykes charged me with him - I do not recollect hearing him say he did not believe the man intended to steal it; I will not swear he did not - he said he had known him a good while, and had dealt with him for wood.

Prisoner's Defence. I was very much in liquor, and leave myself to the mercy of the Court.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 53.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury. - Confined 3 Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-85

Second London Jury. - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1344. THOMAS WALKER was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , 3 sovereigns, and one 5l. Bank note , the property of Charles McDuff, the elder .

Mr. CLARKSON (on the part of the prosecution), declined offering any evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-86

1345. HENRY GREENHOW was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , 4 pairs of trousers, value 1l. 8s.; 2 waistcoats, value 8s.; 24 dozen of buttons, value 1s. 6d., and 1 pair of drawers, value 1s., the goods of Thomas Ibbotson and another, his masters .

THOMAS IBBOTSON. I am a slop-seller , in partnership with another person, at No. 21, Camomile-street . The prisoner was in our employ - I have four pairs of trousers, some waistcoats, buttons, and drawers, which I got from different pawnbrokers; they are ours - we missed the cloth ones, but could not miss the others; they are part of our stock.

SAMUEL STEVENS . I am a pawnbroker. I have two pairs of trousers and a waistcoat, pawned with me by a lad - I do not know whether the prisoner brought these, but I have taken some things of him in the name of Henry Rainbow; these things were pawned on the 5th, 6th, and 10th of May - these are the duplicates I gave for them.

EDWARD GRIFFIN . I have two pairs of trousers and a piece of cloth, pawned by the prisoner on the 3rd, 25th, and 28th of May.

THOMAS WOLSTENHOLME . I am a pawnbroker. I have a waistcoat, pawned by the prisoner, on the 26th of May; I am sure he is the person - he said he brought it from his father, who was a tailor, named William Greenhow.

WILLIAM ADAM . I am a pawnbroker. I have two waistcoats, pawned by the prisoner on the 5th and 7th of April.

WILLIAM RILEY. I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and found this large quantity of buttons at his father's house - he said he had taken the things and

pawned them; I found the duplicates in one of the cupboards.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-87

1346. JOHN HALL was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 7s., the goods of William West , from his person .

WILLIAM WEST . On the 19th of June I was passing on Blackfrairs-bridge , about a quarter-past six o'clock, the prisoner trod on my heel, and begged my pardon - he and another passed me: a Police-officer seized them both, and said, "Sir, you are robbed - seize the man behind you;" I turned, and seized another man, and they were all taken; I had had my handkerchief five minutes before, but I have seen it since - I am sure the prisoner is the man who apologized to me.

WILLIAM SISSONS. I am a Policeman. I was passing the bridge at a quarter before six o'clock; I saw three persons, and watched them - I saw the prisoner, who was one, 'put his hand into the prosecutor's pocket, and take out his handkerchief: I crossed, and in seizing Hall and Davis I lost the handkerchief - I called to the prosecutor to take hold of James, and they were all taken, but Davis and James were discharged; the prisoner said, "What do you take me for?" I said, "You have picked that gentleman's pocket" - I then took him.

Prisoner. It is impossible that man could see me take it when he was fourteen or a dozen yards from me. Witness. I might be as far, but I was opposite; there were not many persons passing.

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-88

1347. EDWARD BOSTON was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , 1 watch, value 10l., the goods of John Frodsham , his master, in his dwelling-house .

HENRY JOHN FRODSHAM . I am the son of John Frodsham . The prisoner was in my father's service on the 12th of May, and on the 13th, about four o'clock in the afternoon, this watch was missed; I had seen it on the morning of the 10th, which was Monday - I went to the prisoner's lodging, to inquire if he had my father's watch; it was kept generally in the shop - the prisoner was not at home; we found the watch from some hand-bills: it is worth 10l. - that is the cost price; it is worth more than that - my father's shop is part of the dwelling-house.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. How many persons had your father in his employ? A.Only one in the shop where the prisoner worked; but I believe there were four altogether - we had before this lost a watch and a chronometer, which we have never found: we had an officer, and searched Carter, the errand-boy, and all who were in the house - we suspected other persons, but not the prisoner; we found property which had been concealed by other persons; my father did not ascertain that Carter had taken this very watch - I take an active part in the business; it is customary to give work to the men to take home to clean, but this was not taken home - the prisoner worked for my father for six or seven years; he was very honest, and we always placed confidence in him.

CHARLES WORLEY. I am a pawnbroker. In the consequence of the hand-bill I searched our watches, and found this one, which was pawned by the prisoner on the 12th of May, for 3l., and on the 13th he came and had 3s. more on it.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know him before? A. Yes, I have seen him three or four times.

HENRY JOHN FRODSHAM. This is my father's watch; I gave it to the prisoner - I know the name and number.

Cross-examined. Q. Is not your father's name on every watch he makes? A. Yes; but this watch I have had so many times, I could tell it among ten thousand - I do not suppose he has made above one of this description, with a compound-balance, since I have been in the business; this is the watch I gave the prisoner on the 10th of May - I have looked at the book to see that the number corresponds, and it does; it had been sold, but came back to be altered.

Witness for the Defence.

JAMES HENRY. I am a calenderer. On Wednesday, the 12th of May, I saw the prisoner between half-past eight and nine o'clock in the evening, at No. 29, Half Moon-alley, where he lives.

CHARLES WORLEY. Our shop is in Old-street - he was there at a quarter before nine o'clock in the evening of the 12th of May.

WILLIAM EDWARD GREAVES . I know Half Moonalley, and I know Mr. Worley's shop - I should think they are a mile and a half distant.

Prisoner. I did not leave the shop till considerably after eight o'clock, and when I came down, Mr. Frodsham requested me to go up again to work at a chronometer-bar, which had just come from a jeweller's.

MR. LEE to MR. FRODSHAM. Q. At what time did the prisoner leave on the 12th of May? A.About eight o'clock - that is the time they generally leave; I do not remember desiring him to go to work on a chronometer-bar - they never leave before eight in the evening; his residence is about ten minutes' walk.

JURY. Q. Was the watch entrusted to the prisoner? A. Not out of the house - he had it on the 10th of May, to make a trifling alteration; he might have taken it home, but he could have done it there in five minutes.

The prisoner received an excellent character.

GUILTY of stealing, but not in a dwelling-house . Aged 37.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-89

1348. JAMES TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 pair of trousers, value 20s. , the goods of James Oram .

DAVID McSTEVENS . I am in the service of Mr. James Oram, a tailor , of Newgate-street . On the 8th of June I saw the prisoner take a pair of trousers from the door, within six feet of where I was standing; he ran off, and rolled them up in his apron - I followed; a gentleman stopped him, and gave him to me; he dropped the trousers in the shop when I brought him back - these are them.

WILLIAM BETTERTON . I am a constable, and received charge of the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 35. - Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-90

1349. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 pair of trousers, value 6s. , the goods of William Bradley .

THOMAS DAVIES. I am shopman to Mr. William Bradley - he lives on Holborn-hill . On the 3rd of July the prisoner came to the shop, and asked what quantity of drill it would take to make a pair of trousers; I said two yards and a half - I took him some down, and while I was putting away some, he took a pair of trousers off a line, and ran out with them; he dropped them at his feet, when he got as far as a tailor's shop in Union-court; I am sure he is the same person; when he got out he asked if I could find any thing on him - I said No; but the trousers were at his feet, and I took them up; it was half-past nine o'clock at night - he was stopped in the City.

JOHN NEWTON. I am an officer. I heard Stop thief! and ran - I got to the tailor's-shop where the prisoner was stopped; the witness had the trousers in his hand, and said the prisoner had dropped them.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming down Union-court; I had been buying two pieces of cloth, and just as I was going to the tailor's-shop a person passed me, and threw these trousers at my feet; I was standing to see them - the gentleman came, and said I was the person: I was then taken to the watch-house - I showed him the two pieces of cloth which I had got to mend my trousers; I asked him,"Have I any trousers?" not knowing what they were, though they laid at my feet - he must have lost sight of me - I had been drinking at a skittle-ground, and tore my trousers.

JOHN NEWTON. He had two pieces of cloth, which he said he had been to get, to have his trousers mended, at that shop.

GUILTY . Aged 25. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-91

1350. THOMAS WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Edwin Alderman , from his person .

MR. EDWIN ALDERMAN. On the 31st of May, as I was in Barbican , in the City, about ten o'clock in the evening, I felt a tug at my coat pocket; I turned sharp round, and saw two persons behind me - the prisoner had my handkerchief; I seized him - he dropped it, and I took it up: I knew it was mine - I had had it a few minutes before, at my own table; it happened within three doors of my own house.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. Is it a place of much thoroughfare? A. Yes; there were not many persons passing at that moment - I am sure I saw it in the prisoner's hand; he was the middle one of three - it was not in the hand of either of the others; there is a pastry-cook's shop just behind, and the light from that made me see him.

JOHN ANDREWS. I am an officer. I came up, and the prosecutor gave the prisoner to me; this other handkerchief was found on the prisoner at the watch-house.

Prisoner. That other handkerchief he took off my neck. Witness. No, I did not; but I believe it was taken off his neck.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going home; two boys picked the gentleman's pocket, and dropped the handkerchief at my feet; I took it up to give to the gentleman, and he said I had picked his pocket, but I am innocent.

MR. ALDERMAN re-examined. Q. Did the other boys run away? A. Yes - the prisoner went on his knees, and begged I would forgive him; he did not say he had picked it up.

One witness gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18300708-92

1351. JOHN BLACKFORD was indicted for that he, on the 11th of February last, at St. Mary-le-Bow , feloniously did send to Henry Dod and Charles Dod , a certain letter , which letter is a follows:

8, Fenchurch-buildings, February 11, 1830.

GENTLEMEN, - I am directed by Messrs. R. and W. Blackford, of the Minories, to apply to you for the purpose of demanding payment of 3l. 13s. for goods obtained from them, through a refence from your firm, under circumstances which make it incumbent on them to bring the matter under the notice of the public, if you do not immediately discharge the amount. I have my clients' instructions to adopt proceedings if the matter be not arranged in the course of to-morrow, and as the nature of those measures would be of serious consequence to you, I hope you will see the propriety of preventing them by your attention hereto. I am, Gentlemen, your obedient, JOHN BLACKFORD .

Messrs. HENRY DOD and SON, Mark-lane. against the Statute, &c.

MR. DAWSON conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM PORTER . I am a clerk to Messrs. Dods; I received this note from a respectable young gentleman - I handed it to Mr. Charles Dod .

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. Whose handwriting is this note (producing one)? A. Mr. Henry Dod's; I was not present when a pretended mate of the Malvina called with Mr. Imray - Messrs. Dods are merchants , and have been so for two years, I should think; I do not know such a vessel as the Malvina - I was not present in their office when Mr. Blackford, the merchant, called; I was not present at any of the interviews - in February last Flower, Smith, Anderson, and I were their clerks; I have not seen any of them here; Messrs. Dods advertise vessels lading for Swan River, but are not brokers.

HENRY DOD. My counting-house is at No. 10, Mark-lane; we received this letter on the 11th of February, or shortly afterwards; I was in the country at the time - but when I returned, there was a summons to attend at the Mansion-house - we had no dealings with Robert and William Blackford; I did not know a man named Forbes; I was subpoened on this trial.

Cross-examined. Q. Is this letter your hand-writing? A. Yes, it is a copy of what was given to me to give notice - I heard the name of Forbes on this business; I do not know a mate of the Malvina - I did not attend at the Mansion-house, and do not know what took place, except from what was published in the papers; I certainly did not think of writing this letter till that appeared in the newspaper - I know nothing of the hand-writing of this note.

Re-examined. Q.Were you present when you received the summons to appear at the Mansion-house? A. No; I saw it when I returned from the country - my object in sending this letter to the prisoner was, to give him fair warning that I meant to indict him.

CHARLES DOD. I received this letter; I never heard of Robert and William Blackford , there mentioned, before - I had seen Mr. Blackford, the chart-seller, before; I should

observe, that his clerk, Mr. Imray, called on me before he called himself - and said the mate of the ship had come to him, on a representation from our house, for them to supply him with goods; I said I knew nothing of him - but looking at the mate a second time, I said, "I have seen him once before, when he applied to me for a situation in one of my vessels, and having pleaded great distress, I ordered my book-keeper to give him half a crown;" I had no further knowledge of Forbes, but a gentleman, who said his name was Blackford, afterwards called, and said he had given this man credit on the faith of what I had stated to his clerk, that he was a person worthy of credit.

Cross-examined. Q. Is this (Mr. Imray) the young man that called with the mate of the Malvina? A. Yes, I believe he is; I do not know whether the mate's name was Forbes - he might tell me that he had bought charts to the amount of 3l. and a little more; he had come to ask me if he was mate of the ship Malvina - I said I did not know that he was, and never heard of the ship; I mean to state I did not say he was the mate - Forbes did not tell me he had been obtaining credit, or was about to obtain credit with Mr. Blackford; he did not tell me any thing of the kind; I believe this note was produced to me, but I did not read it - I told him I knew nothing of the man, and not to give him credit at all on any recommendation from me, that I swear; the clerk who introduced him into my room is not here to-night, by my wish; I never heard of Messrs. Blackford's, the chart-sellers, but as far as this business goes - I have better employment for my time; Mr. Blackford called on me, and taxed me with having stated to his servant that this man's story was true, and upon this ground he endeavoured to obtain the money; he said on the faith of my representation to his clerk he had given the man credit - I said I had not; he did not, to the best of my recollection, tell me, if I would wait he would go and fetch the clerk; I was never denied by my order -I am never denied unless I am on particular business; Mr. Blackford said as I denied that I made the representation, he would bring the clerk to whom I made it, but that did not intimidate me; I do not recollect whether he said he would bring him that day or the next - I did not stop at home for him - I did not inquire where Mr. Blackford lived, but I believe he stated himself; I did not go to the Minories to look after him - I never was in the house in my life, to the best of my recollection; we received the summons two or three days afterwards - I had not made any communication to Messrs. Blackfords, nor had my clerk by my order; I believe my father did - I had given this man charity, when he called and represented himself to be a mate in distress, with a wife and two or three children; he told Mr. Imray, in my presence, that I knew him - I contradicted him, and said I did not; he then went away, and they trusted him - I told him plainly I would not be responsible for any goods contracted on reference to me; I believe I told him I knew nothing of the house of Graham and Sons - I believe there is no such house in existence - I might say I did not believe there was; I believe I did mention the house of Graham and Sons - I might have seen the names on the note without reading it; I might have looked at it, but surely did not read it through - I did not take notice of who drew it, or on whom it was drawn; I never heard of Mr. Doyle, to the best of my recollection; I never heard the name of Captain Doyle , or of the ship - I did attend at the Mansion-house - Mr. Robert Doyle appeared there, and the prisoner appeared as his attorney; the case was heard before the Lord Mayor, but was instantly dismissed; the Magistrate might say if I had been a little more explicit the charge would not have been there; the letter in question was written after Mr. Blackford had taxed me with this, to the best of my recollection - Mr. Imray was examined at the Mansion-house - two of my clerks appeared there.

Re-examined. Q. Your time is very much occupied? A. Yes; when this note was produced I was very busy; Mr. Imray produced the note, and the person who called himself Barclay, at the same time - some other name was on the note; he went by two names; he asked if the note was drawn on me if I should pay it - I said it was not drawn on me, seeing Graham and Sons; he spoke of it merely as a monthly note, and said he wanted it cashed - Mr. Blackford's manner was an attempt to frighten me out of the money; I might have answered him very abruptly.

MR. FRANCIS HOBLER . I am clerk to the Lord Mayor. A summons was regularly issued for Mr. Dod to appear at the Mansion-house, which he did on the 18th of February.

ROBERT SHEARING . I have seen the prisoner write; I believe this letter is his writing, but it is a long time since I saw him write.

Cross-examined. Q.What are you? A.Porter to a wine-merchant; I formerly assisted Sheriffs' officers - the attorney brought me here.

The prisoner, in a long address to the Court, stated that his clients had directed him to write the letter in question, which he accordingly did.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-93

First Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Baron Garrow .

1352. HENRY TATLOW BISPHAM was indicted for feloniously marking and stamping a certain spoon of base metal, with a forged and counterfeit mark, (i.e.) a mark of the King's head, forged and counterfeited in imitation of and to resemble the mark of the King's head, used in pursuance of an Act of Parliament, passed in the 24th Year of the reign of George the 3rd, with intent to defraud our late Lord the King, George the 4th .

EIGHT OTHER COUNTS, varying the manner of stating the charge.

MESSRS. GURNEY, SCARLETT and BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

GEORGE THOMAS JOSEPH RUTHVEN . I belong to Bow-street Office. On the 21st of June, in consequence of information, I went and apprehended the prisoner at the last house on the right hand side in New-court, Cow-cross - on entering, the prisoner was sitting at a workbench; he was doing nothing at that moment - there was a woman in the room, who, I believe, is his wife; the work-bench appeared to have some watch-making tools and other things on it - I asked his name; he said Tatlow - I handcuffed him, searched the place, and on his left hand on the work bench, at which he sat, I found this spoon, the work-bench was in front of him, on a chair -

on his right hand, wrapped up in this paper, I found these stamps; on his right hand I found this pot and this small stamp, with the letter K on it - I also found this other stamp, and an iron; Marchant, the prisoner, his wife, Ellis (my brother officer) and Mr. Wintle, an inspector of stamps, were present at this search, and (I believe) the prisoner's brother-in-law, who, I believe, came in while we were searching - I had seen Neale just before I went there; I had received information from him, but in the first instance I received it from Ellis; Neale and Marchant had been acting under my direction in the business - I found half a crown on the woman, which I had marked and given to Ellis, whom I saw give it to Neale; I am sure it was the same - the prisoner was present, and told me his wife had received it from Neale- I also found 2s. and some halfpence on her; she admitted, in the prisoner's presence, that she had received another half-crown, and changed it to buy some binding wire; I found some watch-keys there.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.How long before had you received the information from Neale? A. I should think three minutes, but the first information was some days before - I had not known Neale till I was connected with him in this case; I believe he had left the prisoner's room just before we went in.

Q. Did not the wife, in your presence, say to Marchant, "Did my husband stamp it?" and did not he answer, "No, Neale stamped it?" A. I did not hear it, and believe that it is not true; I was in the room all the time, and swear I do not believe any such thing passed; I did not know Marchant before he and Neale were introduced to me by Ellis; I believe information had been given to him - a person came in who called himself the prisoner's brother-in-law; I believe his name is Kay- he gave me his card; he was not in the room all the time - I was there before him; I think Wintle went out and got some candles to search before he came - it might be five or six minutes before he came; the prisoner was handcuffed before he came in - I am not aware of the Goldsmiths' Company offering any reward for convictions of offences of this sort; I shall be very glad if it is so -I expect to be paid for my time; I never heard of a reward from the Stamp-office, except it was offered before by public print - I have been an officer twenty years; I have no recollection of seeing any watch-movements in the prisoner's room; I found some cases, which he said he had to do for Mr. Fox.

Q. Did you know Fox? A. I did not; he has been pointed out to me since with a great many more in the neighbourhood of Bow-street, as a person in the habit of passing these things off - he was in a public-house in Russell-street, on the day the prisoner was examined; witnesses very seldom frequent that house - it is the Albion; it is rather too respectable for witnesses such as they appeared, but they were watched there.

JAMES ELLIS . I am a Bow-street officer. On the 21st of June I accompanied Ruthven to New-court, to the first floor front room - the prisoner was there, a woman, who states herself to be his wife, and Marchant; I saw Ruthven find the mug and spoon, but did not see him find the dies - Kay, who called himself the prisoner's brother-in-law, came in; we might then have been there five or ten minutes - I saw a basin on the table, with liquid in it; I put a stick into it, to see if there was any thing at the bottom of it, and in the course of the evening I perceived the colour of my coat and trousers had discharged, but I did not at the time know I had spilled any of it on them; I found two punches, but not those in question.

Cross-examined. What have you done with them? A. Here they are - I do not know whether they are used by a watch-movement maker; I believe there is a kind of stamp on them, but what it is I cannot say - I do not remember the woman saying any thing to Marchant; she might without my hearing it - I was searching the room; I did not hear Marchant use Neale's name - he might do so without my hearing it; Kay was detained in the room till we had searched - he might be there a quarter of an hour; the first information I received of this was from the solicitor of stamps, or some person in his office - I am not certain whether it was Mr. Wintle or Mr. Tilsby, both of whom belong to the solicitors' office; the next conversation I had was with Neale - I did not know him before; he calls himself a wind-instrument maker - I was never at his residence; I saw Neale and Marshall two or three times on the day, I went to the prisoner's house - I know they had been together a few days before I went to the prisoner's house - they did not appear to have been acquainted when I first saw them together.

MR. GURNEY. Q. Do you know whether their acquaintance had been much or little? A. I understood they had not been acquainted, till Marchant was employed to go with Neale.

ROBERT WILLIAMS . The prisoner lodged in my first floor room, No. 4, New-court, Peter-street, Cow-cross, in the parish of St. Sepulchre, from October last till he was apprehended there.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know whether he was in the habit of working at watch-movements or cases? A. I was never in his room; I understood he was married - he has one child, and his wife expects every moment to be confined.

JOSEPH NEALE . I make keys for wind-instruments. I have known the prisoner since April; I had been at his lodgings several times before the 21st of June. On Sunday, the 20th of June, I bespoke some spoons of him; I called on him at eight o'clock on Monday morning and was to have them at twelve - I called at twelve; he said he had been to Petticoat-lane, and could not get any there- he said he had seen a pot in Playhouse-yard, and would go and get that; I went with him - he went into a shop; I stood at the threshold of the door - he pointed to a pot in the window, and asked me if that would do; I said just as he thought proper, (the pot produced is the same) - I saw him buy it, and when he was in the shop he bought a table-spoon and two tea-spoons; I did not know he was going to buy them till I saw them in his hand when he came out of the shop - I returned with him to his lodging, but left before the officers went in; they were stationed at the Black-Bull public-house near - I was present when Marchant received two half-crowns at that house; he went to the prisoner's lodging alone, I staid at the corner of the court - the prisoner's wife went out

after Marchant had been up there; I went part of the way with her - she went to buy some binding-wire, as she said when she returned; she was sent out again by her husband for some punches, which, I believe, were never out of the house, for I had seen them in the house that morning on the board - the punches were produced after that, and I saw the prisoner take up a table-spoon, take the punches in his hand, put the iron on his knee, and put the stamps on the spoon with three of the punches - I then went out as if to get some liquor, and the officers went in directly; I remained at the public-house - no mark was put on the mug while I was there.

Cross-examined. Q. When did you first go to any person respecting this business? A. On the 29th of April, I was going to Goldsmiths'-hall, but asked an officer whom I met, to go with me - Nicholls, an officer of Battle-bridge station, was the first person I named it to; he is here -I gave information because I knew he was doing wrong, for I had been to Goldsmiths'-hall with my master's work, who was a jeweller; after seeing Nicholls I went to Goldsmiths'-hall - they sent me to the Stamp-office at Somerset-house; I was not at work as a wind-instrument maker at that time - I left that trade about a year ago; at the time in question I had left Mr. Wood in Harrow-road - he keeps a tavern and eating-house; I used to attend the company in the gardens for an honest living -I was pot-boy; I had been a pot-boy for two years before this transaction.

Q.Did you not tell me this instant that you had left the wind-instrument key-making twelve months ago? A. Twelve months or two years, I do not know the time exactly - it might be a year and a half that I was a potboy; I worked at wind-instrument key making for Mr. Rexter - he retired from the business, and took the Marquis of Cornwallis; I left him before he took that house - he may have had it six months or more; when I worked for him he lived in Nevill's-court, Fetter-lane, and East Harding-street afterwards - it is two years since I did business for him, to the best of my recollection, but I made no memorandum; I worked for him a long time - I lived with Mr. Stevens, a jeweller, in Hatton-garden; I have followed no other trades - I beg your pardon, I was a baker; I forgot that just at the moment - I was apprenticed to a baker, but did not serve my time out, as master ill-used me; he nearly broke my neck with a fire-shovel - I have seen his journeyman here; I have lived pot-boy to Mr. Sims in St. John-street, and to Mr. Tucker opposite him, and a Mr. Lane who came to the house when Sims left - I only remained with him to see that things were right and show him the customers - I did not exactly live with him - he did not turn me out for stealing tobacco and sugar; he did not dismiss me on that charge - he would not pay my wages; I summoned him to Kingsgate-street - if I had robbed him why not take me before a Justice? he did not turn me away nor make a charge against me - Tucker did not turn me away; I and my fellow servant had a bit of a to-do and I left - I was washing after dinner, my fellow servant was rather intoxicated and dipped my head into a bowl of water, I threw the bowl at him and it caused a to-do; my indentures were cancelled at Hatton-garden, as I told the Magistrate I had hardly any food, only a halfpennyworth of cheese and no tea - I was never at a Police-office on any other occasion; I was once a witness - I was never taken to Hatton-garden on a charge of attempting to stab my mistress, nor for embezzlement; I went there to cancel my indentures - my mistress came forward and said I had never paid her for some bread; she was subject to fits and often out of her mind - the Magistrate told her to pull off her bonnet, and she had two caps on; she charged a young woman with stealing her cap - she was a very good mistress, but subject to fits; she did not charge me with threatening to stab her - I did not take the punch to the prisoner's lodging; I never bought a punch for two-pence - I never produced one to the prisoner and asked him if it was King Charles' head, nor did he say it was more like King George; I did not take a salt-spoon from my pocket and stamp it with the punch, to see what impression it made - I have been in the prisoner's room with Kay; the prisoner stamped many a spoon before him - I do not know a woman named Plunket; there was a woman in his room sometimes besides his wife - he would do nothing before her; she was not an acquaintance of mine, she lived in the house - she came into the room on the 21st of June to fetch her child out, not for hot water; I was then sitting down, doing nothing - I was not scraping a spoon; the prisoner was at tea - if the woman came for hot water I was not there; I do not remember the child playing with the mug upon the floor - she did not see me scraping the spoon, and say I was industrious; the prisoner was cautious, as an officer lived on the other side of the way, and he partly knew of the transaction, seeing so many bad characters go up and down.

Q.How did you become acquainted with the prisoner? A. I met a friend, named Jones, who lived in Sutton-street - he took me to a public-house, where I met one Rodwell, who had worked for my master; I asked what he was about - he said, "Why don't you do as I do?" I said, "Do what" - he pulled out a ring, and said, "Look at that;" I took it, and having been in the line, rubbed it, and it was silver gilt, with the hall mark on it - I knew by the weight and sound that it was not gold - he kicked up a to-do about my rubbing it; I named it to Mr. Nicholls - he said, "Purchase it, and take it to Somerset-house;" they told me to purchase another, and another, which I did - this man used to make them; I was introduced to him by Rodwell; I believe the people at Somerset-house could not do any thing in it, because they were made from the handles of silver teaspoons, with the hall marks on them, and then gilt over - he used to file them out; I had been in communication with the solicitor since May - what I got there was very trifling - 2s. 9d. at a time, to purchase rings, but nothing myself.

Q. As you were not carrying on trade then, how did you live? A. My wife was carrying on trade - I did not get a farthing from Somerset-house; I expect to be paid for my time; when they could do nothing about the rings, they paid me for my time - I had 3l. 12s. 6d. when it was over, but when I was purchasing the rings I only had 2s. 9d. at a time. (Here the witness referred to a memorandum.)

Q. Is that your hand-writing? A.Part of it - I was only looking at the date when the other business about the rings ended - the date is not on it; this was written by

Mr. Ivers, the officer, as he can write better than me - I can read it, but shall not let you look at it; I will show it to any gentleman but you.

COURT. If that is introduced as evidence, the Counsel has a right to it - (Witness handed it in.)

Q. Do I understand you to say you received no more from Somerset-house except 3l. odd? A. I had money to purchase things - it is all down in that memorandum; I bought about half a dozen spoons of him - they were salt, mustard, and egg spoons; I had money now and then, as I gave him a drop of something to drink - it is all down there.

Q. What is this 10l. 5s. summed up on the paper? A. I had 3l. 12s. 9d., Nicholls 3l., and Ellis 3l. 7s.; I commenced the second business at Somerset-house on the 10th of June - I received 5s., and 5s., 2s. 6d., and 10s., to buy spoons with, and 5s., and on the 21st of June 1l. - that was to buy spoons, and for what I wanted; I could not be out all day, and have nothing to eat or drink - there might be eight spoons; I bought a pair of buckles of him, and a watch and case, which amounted to 15s. - the mark put on it was so small.

Q. On your oath, have you not been endeavouring, from the beginning to the end, to trepan this man for the purpose of getting money for yourself? A. No, I have not -I did it for the sake of my King and country, not to get any thing for myself; when I mentioned it to the officer he would not let me leave it, or I should have declined it; I have worked since the 10th of May at blocking bonnets for my wife - it is just ironing a bonnet over; I expect to be paid for my time - I do not expect they will give me much, except half a crown a day, or something for my trouble; they paid me before at the rate of 2s. 6d. a day - I believe that is all I got; it is down there - I cannot recollect how many days I was employed for them; I live at No. 44, Ironmonger-row, St. Lukes, at Mr. Hills, a watch-case maker - that is not the prisoner's trade; he used to buy watch-cases in Petticoat-lane - there were watch-movements at his place; he used to take watch-cases to pieces, and do them up again for people to go out and trepan others with them - I recollect, a long time ago, his coming into a public-house and selling me a ticket, and on taking out the watch it turned out to be bad; I did not recollect him till he mentioned this to me - I never heard of the Goldsmiths' Company offering a reward for things of this sort; I never gave information against any body but the prisoner - my wife pays the rent of my lodging; I meant, from my first acquaintance with the prisoner, to give information at the hall against him - I did pretend friendship and kindness to him, and deceived him in every step I took; I did not do it for the purpose of gain, but for the good of Goldsmiths'-hall - he ought to be a man of property, from the trade he carried on; I knew a man, named Finney - I never lived with him.

Q. Why did you leave the neighbourhood of St. John-street? A.Because I heard of another place, and went to it - that was my only reason; when I lived there this man bought a watch - it did not go well; he asked me to buy it - I said I did not want one; I knew a man named Whittington would do it up cheap, and made a bargain to give him 5s. a week for it - I gave him 5s., and being out of work never settled with him, but I intend to do it; I did not pay him out of what I had at Somerset-house, as I expect my wife to be put to bed every day - he did not threaten to charge me with fraud: Nicholls introduced me to Marchant when this business first commenced - I saw him in Ruthven's company, about the spoons; Marchant is a very respectable cabinet-maker and undertaker, he lives at Pentonville; he accompanied me to the house to bear witness of this transaction - I cannot say whether he was examined at the Police-office; he was concerned in the ring business, and went to Somerset-house, but I had the best part of the money - he had money to purchase for himself, nothing else, except if he wanted any thing extra for being out.

MR. GURNEY. Q.Have you received any thing whatever from Somerset-house, except to purchase these things, and for your time? A. No, it will not make the least difference to me whether the prisoner is convicted or acquitted.

JOHN MARCHANT . I am a cabinet-maker, and live in Thornhill-street, Pentonville. I was introduced to Neale in April, by Nicholls, the beadle - I first saw the prisoner in St. John-street, in the street; I went to his lodgings at different times with Neale, who introduced me to him - I saw him next at his own house, where I went at different times; I was there with Neale on the 21st of June, when he was taken - I went with Neale to the public-house where the officers were, and received two half-crowns from them; I went back to the prisoner's house, and gave them both to his wife in his presence, and she went out - I saw the prisoner take the spoon off the board where it lay with some others, and put it on a flat-iron; he took something out of a tin-box and stamped what he took out of the box - it was like a file; I saw him make three different impressions on the spoon, which the officer afterwards found - he wrapped the things he made the impression with, up in paper, and threw them into a chair alongside where he sat - they were there when the officer came in, and he took them.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose it was by mere accident that you happened to be there? A. No, it was not; I follow the cabinet business in a respectable way - this took me out of my business; I left nobody to attend to my business - it was at a stand on this occasion for about three months; I do not know that it will be any particular loss to me.

Q. What will make it up to you? A. Why, renuming the character of the people I work for - I mean by getting it back again; I am deficient in learning - I mean, by going to the parties I worked for, and getting them to give it me back; I engaged in this by Nicholls, the street-keeper's order, not as a friend of his, but as a friend to my King and country - he asked me to go with Neale, and see if it was as he had said; I left my business, and let it stand still, out of love to my King and country - I have received between 1l. and 2l.; this is the first time I ever embarked in such business - I am a master cabinet-maker; I got the money from Ellis, the officer, at his house, and some from my wife, who is a laundress; and for jobs I did in my trade - my business at home was standing still; I went out jobbing on my own account - I got 2l. from Somerset-house; I did not think of that at the moment - I had the 2l. from Somerset-house, to get a few things to put on my back to appear decent in Court; I have on part of the clothes I

bought - I got that 2l. about a week ago; I received no other money at Somerset-house - I never got any with Neale, I am sure; I went there with him six or seven times, and saw the solicitor - he caused one of the clerks in the office to give me the 2l.; I do not mean that he told him to give it me, to make me appear decent in Court - I do not know what he gave it to me for, but I wanted to go decent - I have been living at my wife's expence since April; I have had nothing from Somerset-house except this 2l. - I did not give my business up, only part of it; I am an undertaker and upholsterer - I do not know any other trade that I have carried on; I did not agree with Nicholls that I was to get money for this - he never employed me before; I have been to the prisoner's house a dozen times about the spoons - I had some more spoons of him, and there were some rings in April; I got no money from Somerset-house for that, nor did Neale to my knowledge; I went to the prisoner's three or four times about the rings, and to Somerset-house a dozen times, but never asked for money there till a few days ago, nor do I expect to get any there - I did this out of love to my country, but I find I must stand to my business; I do not expect a farthing more than I have had, nor do I want my expences - I do not know what I might take as a gift if it was offered.

JOHN CHAPMAN . I live in Playhouse-yard, Whitecross-street, and am a broker. On the 21st of January the prisoner came to my house, between two and four o'clock, with Neale - there was a small mug hanging in my window; the prisoner came in, and asked to look at it - I took it down, and gave it to him; he made a sort of signal to Neale, who was outside, and he came in - he handed the mug to him, and asked what he thought of it; the words that passed between them was "It will do", or something to that effect - he asked the price; I said 6d. - the prisoner paid me, and asked if I had any more plated articles, had I a spoon - I had one; my wife said she had two teaspoons, which were produced, and put towards them - they came to 6d.; they each looked at them - the prisoner said to Neale, "You will want one;" the prisoner said to Neale, "You shall pay 4d. for that, and I will pay 2d. for the two tea-spoons" - the prisoner paid for the spoons and mug; they put them into their pockets, but which took the table-spoon I cannot say; this is the mug - it had no mark when I sold it; and this is the table spoon, but it had no mark; the plate was not so much off the handle as it is now, but the bowl is the same.

Cross-examined. Q. Did Neale carry away one of the spoons, at all events? A. I cannot say that - the prisoner would not buy the mug till he referred to Neale to know if it would do, and the spoon was given into his hands for his approbation.

JAMES WINTLE . I am an inspector of stamps, and have been a silversmith. I was present with the officers when the prisoner was apprehended - I saw some watch-cases in the room; this mug, spoon, and punches were found in a chair in the room - I have examined them - this flat iron was found there; there was a brown pan, which contained a liquid - we call it a pickle in the trade; it is used as a wash to colour plate or copper - it produces a white colour like silver on copper; it will give base metal the appearance of silver.

Cross-examined. Q. How do you know it will have that effect? A. I have seen it used before; I was appointed inspector by the commissioners of stamps - I never saw Neale or Marchant till they came to Somerset-house, to give information of improper practices going on; Neale came first with Nicholls, the officer - I went in, and informed the solicitor, who gave instructions to the officers; I did not hear the first instructions given - I had several interviews with them afterwards; I knew they were employed to detect this man in the forgery - there was no reward whatever to be given; they asked for nothing at the time - they have had money to purchase articles; but I do not think they have had any money given them to live on yet; they were paid for their time in detecting the previous job - I cannot exactly say how much Marchant was paid, but I believe 5s. a day; I think they were each paid alike - there was an end of the first job, and then they came and gave further information; I knew they were employed to detect the prisoner - Neale knew him before he gave the information. I succeeded my family in the business of silversmith - I was in custody before I was employed as an inspector; it was in 1820 I think - I was charged with a similar offence to this, but it was investigated.

Q. Do not you know it was through the activity of your daughter that the bill against you was thrown out? A. I swear positively my children had nothing to do with it - my eldest child is now only eighteen: I was in custody about three weeks, and was out on bail - before that I was in Clerkenwell prison, and was advised it was not worth while to trouble my friends for bail for so short a time; nobody was charged with me - my father was taken up and tried, but not with me; it was some years ago, when I was quite young - I did not enter into league with these witnesses.

MR. SCARLETT. Q.What was the first transaction? A. They gave information respecting some silver-gilt rings which the prisoner was making as gold; the officers had money to purchase several, and for the loss of their time; they were paid by the cashier in the solicitor's department - I believe an order was made by the commissioners that they should be paid; I did not see them paid, and have no exact knowledge what it was; I was present when an arrangement was made what they should receive a day - the rings was not a case exactly under the stamp-laws; the pawnbrokers should have procceded against them for fraud; I believe it is now under their consideration. My case was investigated, and the Grand Jury threw out the bill - I was immediately taken into the employ of the Stamp-office; it originated out of a great deal of jealousy in the trade, and was not a prosecution by the Stamp-office, but by the Goldsmiths' Company; they were in correspondence with the Stamp-office - the late Mr. Sykes attended, and immediately after the prosecution I was taken into the service of the solicitor.

JOHN SMITH . I am an engraver, and live in Trinity-square, Tower-hill. I am employed by the commissioners of stamps to engrave the King's head on punches to mark gold and silver, and also by the Goldsmiths' Company -(looking at the punches) here is one with a head; this was not made by me; I cannot say it much resembles mine; persons who did not know much about it would take

it for the King's head - here is another with a head; it is a mail punch, which is sunk into this to produce the impression - one is used to make the impression on the other, and on receiving the impression it is used to mark the plate; one is concave, and the other convex; this was not made by me - I make all the punches entirely with my own hands, not by others under my inspection; I know of nobody else who makes for the government.

COURT. Q. Do they appear to be counterfeits made to resemble yours, and to produce an impression similar to yours? A.When they are put on plate I have no doubt persons would be deceived.

MR. BRODRICK. Look at this spoon? A. Here is a head on it, which is impressed from this punch - this would deceive persons not conversant with it, but silversmiths would perceive it immediately, I suppose - it would deceive persons not acquainted with the form of my punch.

Cross-examined. Q.Which mark do you call the impression of the King's head? A. The centre one; I cannot see a likeness of the king on it - if I saw it on a piece of copper I should undoubtedly say it was a head, but silversmiths or judges ought to know it was not genuine - it is very bad.

COURT. Q.Does it appear to you to be an imitation of the genuine stamp? A. I hardly know how to answer - the arrangement of the stamps is quite different from the Goldsmiths' Company's; they do not stand in the same order - I think it would deceive persons not conversant, but it is so badly done, it hardly bears a resemblance.

Q. Is it likely to impose on a person buying a spoon, as a stamp denoting that it was silver? A. Yes, I think so.

JOEL PINNEY . I am first clerk in the office of the secretary of stamps. Mr. Smith is the only person in London employed by the commissioners to make the stamp of the King's head - nobody but the commissioners and the Goldsmith's Company have punches to mark the King's head.

GEORGE MILES . I am senior assayer to the Goldsmith's Company, and have been there twenty years. I am in the habit of using their punches daily: I do not stamp plate now, but have done it - the mark on this spoon is not a genuine impression of any punch made for the Company; I consider it a resemblance of the punch of the King's head used by them; and such as would deceive the public, though not a person conversant with the marks; the Company employ nobody but Mr. Smith to make their punches.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you mean to say this is not merely two bumps, and not any resemblance of a head? A. It is as much a resemblance of a head as most forged marks.

COURT. Q. Is it what you in the trade call a counterfeit of the King's head? A. Yes.

Prisoner's Defence. I am quite innocent; these men came to my house and went several times for gin, and pretended to be friends; they came on the 21st, and asked if I would have any thing to drink - Neale went out, pretending to get a drop of gin, and instead of his returning three officers came and took me, but I know nothing of the transaction.

ELLEN PLUNKET . My husband is a flour-porter to Ambridge and West, of St. John-street - I live in the same house as the prisoner. On the 21st of June I went into his room for some hot water for tea, my child was there with me - the prisoner's wife and Marshall, as I call him, was there; I saw Neale there - the prisoner was not there then; Neale had a half-pint pot and a table-spoon in his hand - Marshall sat still in a chair; Neale was cleaning the spoon and scraping it; I said, "You had better turn housemaid as you are cleaning a spoon;" he then looked at Marshall and laughed; I could swear to the spoon which he had - after that my child was playing with the pot - that is the very pot and that the spoon; the child was on the floor -I was going to take the pot out of its hands, as I was going down stairs, and Mrs. Bispham said, "Don't take the pot out of the child's hands, let him play with it;" he had come in while I was there; Neale said to the prisoner,"Will you have a drop of gin?" he made no answer; Neale went to the cupboard, took a bottle, and went out for the gin; I went down stairs, and afterwards heard an alarm of the officers.

MR. BRODRICK. Q.About what time was this? A. About half-past six o'clock; I got my hot water and went out - Neale was coming in with the gin as I went down stairs - he was alone: I had sat there a few minutes waiting for the water to boil - I was in the room as good as half an hour waiting for the water; Neale came in in ten minutes, and the prisoner ten minutes after him - I was often in their room, and frequently saw Neale there and Marchant; I have seen the prisoner at work cleaning watches - I never saw him at work on rings or spoons; I saw him solder a ring which I had picked up - that was the same afternoon; I never saw any thing in his room but watches, and the inside of watches - I was never in the room before when Neale and Marshall were there; I have seen them pass up and down, and have answered them often when they have been out; I never saw them in the room before the Monday; I have lived there since Christmas - the prisoner was there at that time; I first saw Neale there a week or two ago, I think, but cannot say exactly. I was standing outside, holding my baby up in my arms to Bispham, when the officers came; I had not been drinking - I have seen the prisoner cleaning watch-cases - he cleaned a watch for my husband; I have seen watch-cases in the room with the works which he cleaned - the officer came in five or six minutes after I met Neale on the stairs; he had said he would go out for more gin, but I was not there then.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Do you remember seeing Neale go out after bringing in the gin? A. I did; I was standing at the door - he was out when the officer came.

ROBERT KAY. I am the prisoner's cousin; a few days before the prisoner was taken - I saw Neale in the prisoner's room; he showed me a punch - it was in the morning; he took it out of his pocket, and said it was the head of King Charles, and that he had bought it at an old iron shop for 2d.; the prisoner looked at it, and said it was George the 4th. - Neale pulled two spoons out of his pocket, and marked one first with it - he stamped it on one of the spoons to see the impression; I am certain he is the person who brought the punch into the room - he pulled it out of his waistcoat pocket; the prisoner is a watch-frame maker - that is all the works inside; I am in the watch line.

MR. BRODRICK. Q. Do you ever work with him?

A. No, nor assist; I now work at Wandsworth in the engineer line - I worked at the watch business about a week ago; I worked with my father for three or four years - he is a watch-maker, and lives at No.22, Eagle-court, St. John's-lane; I often go to the prisoner's to see him, he being my cousin and only companion - I was there every night, and two or three times a day; I live within two or three stones' throw of him - I never saw him at work on rings; I have seen rings in the room often, many; he bought them to sell again - from what I understand they were gold; he used to buy them of Mr. Sell, of Barbican; I might take one of them up - I knew there were marks on them, for I bought one of him about six weeks ago, just before I was married - it was in pledge for 5s. - he gave me the duplicate; I have seen him pawn one or two rings when I have been up and down there - I have seen watch-cases in the room, metal, silver, and all manner of cases; he had jobs to do to them for people - he had the movements and all with them; he polished the cases up, when he put the works in, he has just brushed them up; we generally brush them up when we have them to repair; I never sold rings or watch-cases for him to my knowledge; I cannot call it to memory - I never pawned any for him; I should not like to swear I never sold any, but I cannot remember it; a duplicate of a suit of clothes was found in his possession which I claimed - I had left the duplicate there; I was going to get them out on Saturday night, but my wife was disappointed in getting the money; they were pawned for 12s.; and a duplicate of a waistcoat was found, which I claimed - I have seen spoons there at tea time, and I saw that spoon and salt-spoons, but no others; I never saw him do any thing to spoons; I do not know what they were there for - they were of a copper colour, yellow; I did not afterwards see them white; I saw this spoon there the day he was taken; I went there about eleven or half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, staid about half an hour, returned between one and two, and saw the prisoner and Neale come in with it - Neale had bought that and the pot in Playhouse-yard; the pot he said was for his child - and then I went to work about a quarter to two o'clock; the spoon was put on the table - I went there again when the officers were in the place.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q.You saw the spoon there the day he was taken, but not before? A. Not before; I think my brother was handcuffed after I entered the room.

CORNELIUS TUCKER . I keep the George and Dragon, Northampton-place, St. John-street. Neale was my potboy for eight or nine months - he left rather better than a year ago; I had him out of Clerkenwell workhouse, at the recommendation of Mr. Bugg, the beadle; he left me when I was out on business - he came at night, and wanted me to take him in again, and I insisted on his going out; I I should be sorry to believe him on his oath.

MR. BRODRICK. Q. Did you ever hear him examined on his oath? A. No; I parted with him for neglecting my business; there was a quarrel between him and his fellow-servant.

COURT. Q.When you state on your oath you think it unsafe to trust him on his oath, do you speak from your knowledge of his conduct and character? A. Yes; I do think from that observation it would be unsafe to trust him on his oath.

CHARLES LOVE . I keep the Golden Anchor, St. John-street, Clerkenwell. Neale lived in my service for two or three months, about eight months ago, I think; I discharged him - I told him it was for improper conduct, and I considered him dishonest, which I afterwards found to be true; I would not believe him on his oath.

MR. SCARLETT. Q. Did you ever hear him examined on oath? A. Yes, at the Court of Requests; he summoned me for wages which he said were due to him; he recovered them by giving representations to the Court, which I afterwards found to be untrue - that is one reason why I would not believe him; I lost property at various times while he was with me, and when I discharged him I would not let him go up to his room - the servant brought his things down, and under his bed found a great quantity of tobacco and sugar, I have no doubt he concealed it; nobody but him occupied the room, and he received money on my account and kept it - I gave the Court of Requests a list of monies he said were coming to me; I went with the officer to several places - no such persons lived there, and at the rest I found he had received the money, and never paid it over to me; before I got home from the Court he went to a customer, and demanded a debt - he insisted on their paying him and not me; I lost 3l. by these transactions.

COURT. Q. Is your opinion founded on your observation of his general conduct and character? A. It is; his character is exceedingly immoral and bad.

JOHN DAVIDSON . I am a journeyman baker, and live in Rosamond-street, Clerkenwell. I remember Neale in the service of Mr. Collins, a baker - he was taken to Hatton-garden, and his mistress charged him with threatening to stab her with a knife; I remember it well - and his master charged him with embezzling money; I suppose he was taken to Hatton-garden as many as five times - his master at last applied to the Magistrate to cancel his indentures, which was done at Mr. Collins' request, and not his own. I would not believe him on his oath.

MR. SCARLETT. Q. Do you know of his having been beaten by his master? A. Yes, but he well deserved it - he went himself to the office, and complained of that; his indentures were not cancelled for that, but his bad behaviour - his mistress was subject to fits; his mistress had not two caps on at the office; she was not desired to take her bonnet off that I know of - she charged him with threatening to stab her; I was a witness - he did not attempt it; it was a threat.

NOT GUILTY .

There was another indictment against the prisoner, for a similar offence, but no evidence was offered.

Reference Number: t18300708-94

1353. JAMES RIDDLE and JOHN LUCAS were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 18 spoons, value 50s.; 1 clock, value 7l.; 1 opera-glass, value 50s.; 1 teapot, value 10s., and 1 tea-pot spout, value 3s., the goods of the Earl of Roseberry ; 1 gown, value 10s., and 1 piece of lace, value 5s., the goods of Jane Page , in the dwelling-house of the said Earl of Roseberry ; and THOMAS LATTIMORE , alias WESTWOOD , was indicted for feloniously receiving the said opera-glass, well knowing it to have been stolen .

MR. CLARKSON conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS SIMPSON. I am porter to the Earl of Rose

berry, who lives in Piccadilly ; I sleep in a closet, and part of my bed comes into the hall. On the morning of the 1st of June, about half-past three or four o'clock, I was disturbed by a knocking at the door - I went to the door, and asked who was there; I was answered "The sweeps;" I said, "Where do you come from?" they said, "From Mr. Anderson's, North-row;" (who I knew was usually employed;) I asked what they were going to do - they said to sweep the hall chimney; I asked if they knew whose house they had come to - they said Lord Roseberry's; I then let down the chain, and two sweeps, apparently, came in - I cannot speak to their persons; they were about the size of Riddle and Lucas - they directly went through the hall, opened another door in the hall, and went to the part of the house where they said they were going; they appeared to know the house well - I got into bed again; they were dressed like sweeps: they remained in the house about half an hour, and as they came out one of them had a bag across his shoulder, such as they put soot into; I was in bed - I asked if they had swept the ball chimney - they said Yes; they went out at the street door by themselves - I am quite certain neither of them wore so tall as Lattimore.

ELIZABETH KELT . I am upper-housemaid to the Earl of Roseberry. On the 31st of May I shut the shutters in his Lordship's study, which is on the first floor, over the porter's hall, about nine o'clock; there was then a small French clock on the chimney-piece, and the opera-glass on the table - I left the still room about half-past ten that night; there were some silver spoons in a small jar in a glass-case, where they are kept, and two brown earthen tea-pots, one with a silver spout and the other a silver rim round the spout; I got up at half-past seven o'clock next morning, and missed about eighteen spoons - I am sure there were fifteen; they were not worth more than 2l.: the silver spout was twisted off a tea-pot, and the other tea-pot was gone - I went into the study, and found half the shutter open; I missed the clock and opera-glass - Elizabeth Green is the still-room maid: I saw her at work the night before, on a gown and piece of lace, which were missing - the sweeps had not been ordered that morning.

ANTHONY COOPER . I am butler to his Lordship. The tea-spoons were worth about 2l. 10s., and the clock about 5l.; it was ormolu - his Lordship had had it about nine years; the opera-glass was worth 2l. - (looking at it) this is it - it is ivory: I cannot swear to it.

HARRY STRETCH . I am valet to his Lordship. I know this opera-glass, and think it is worth 30s.

GEORGE MOORE . I am a chimney-sweep, and live in Pye-street, Westminster. I was in the House of Correction for dusting, which is taking ashes with the servants' leave - Riddle was also there: he was discharged before me - he asked me a few days before he went out, what I meant to do for a living when I got out; I said if I could not get a place I should take a basket on my head, and sell things about the streets, as my father and mother had been accustomed to do; I was locked up with him two or three nights, and had conversation with him - I said I should sell things in the streets; he said, "Oh, d-n it, I would not do that - I have been at work at two or three houses for Mr. Anderson, and know where to go and get plenty of money, if you choose to go with me;" he mentioned two or three houses - I took notice of Lord Roseberry's, but cannot recollect any other; he said he went there to take a cowl off the top of a chimney - that he went up stairs, and searched two or three rooms, and in one room in particular he pulled open a drawer, and found a lot of money, and that he only took half a crown, being fearful of being found out when he went home to his master's; he said he knew where there was plenty of silver and gold laying about down stairs in the still-room or pantry - there was plenty of plate, spoons, and other things, and would I go with him; I said, "No, I never did such a thing in my life, and won't do it now;" he said he went to work there the other morning with Kondering, and in the kitchen saw plenty of things which he could have brought away if he had liked; he went out on the Friday, and promised to come to the gate and meet me the day I came out; I told him I did not want him, for I should have somebody there to meet me - he said he knew how to get into Lord Roseberry's house, and knew his way about it - that the porter opened the door with a string and did not get out of his bed, which had a curtain round it; he said he was to go about half-past three o'clock in the morning, and the porter would open the door and let him in, if he said he came from Mr. Anderson, of North-row; I saw Kondering on the Saturday night after I came out, and told him what the prisoner told me.

FREDERICK KONDERING. I am in the service of Mr. Anderson, of North-row - he sweeps Lord Roseberry's chimnies. Riddle was never in the regular service, but we sometimes hired him of a morning; he accompanied me to Lord Roseberry's two mornings, to sweep the kitchen and office chimnies below; I knew George Moore, and after he came out of the House of Correction he told me something which had passed between him and Riddle - that was on a Wednesday evening, and I believe in May; about a month before this robbery, when Riddle went there with me, we swept the kitchen, still-room, servants' hall, and under-butler's pantry; Riddle swept the kitchen chimney, and two boys did the others - Riddle had an opportunity of going into the still-room and other places; he could see the glass-case in the still-room; the day after Riddle came out I found him sitting down talking to our boys - I stood in the passage a moment, and heard him tell the boys he thought George Moore would come some morning, break my box open, and take my things; I went in, and told him what I had heard, and asked him about it - I saw Moore the day after he came out, and he told me of this conversation with Riddle.

WILLIAM DOUGHTY . I am a chimney-sweeper, and live in Lisson-grove. On the 1st of June, about eight o'clock in the morning, I was in Devonshire-street, Lisson-grove, and saw Lucas standing still at a corner of a turning - I knew him before, and while I was talking to him Riddle came up out of a marine-store shop; I believe Lloyd is the person who keeps it - Riddle joined us, and as we went along I heard some money jink in his pocket, and said, "You have been doing it up this morning;" he said he had made a bit of a hawl, and had been into Mrs. Lioyd's - I did not ask him what for, nor did he tell me; Riddle produced 18d. and put it into Lucas' hands, and Lucas said he would pay him again as soon as he got into place - we all went to the Sun, Lisson-street, and

had something to drink which Riddle paid for; we came to the top of James-street, and there I parted with them - I was at the Devonshire Arms, Devonshire-street, between ten and eleven o'clock that morning, and saw the prisoners there, and Westwood standing with them in the tap-room; I saw a glass in his hand, similar to this opera-glass - he offered it for sale to a Jew who was in the tap; the Jew said he would give him a pint of beer for it, and while this was happening Wall came in, took it out of his hand, and asked what he was doing with it - he said the Jew had offered him a pint of beer for it, but he would not take it; Wall said, "If he won't give more, I will give you a pot of beer" - Westwood said he should have it; Wall took it, and gave him the pot of beer - I went into my room, where I keep soot, in James-street, next morning, and found Riddle and Lucas there; two or three more were there - Riddle said he had been to a house and robbed it; he said it was Lord Roseberry's, but I could not recollect the name at the office - he did not tell me how he got in; he said he went down stairs to the kitchen, and saw a poker, put it over his shoulder, and went up stairs into a room where there was a man asleep, that he went and took the clock off the mantelpiece, and that if the man had got up be b-g-d if he would not have paid him - I saw Riddle that day at the Eyre Arms, St. John's-wood; he got talking about where he had been to, and said, in the tap-room, that he did not care a b-g-r about being lagged himself, so that somebody was to be lagged with him - and them as had a drink of beer with him, he would bring into it with him; he said there that he had been to a Lord's house.

RICHARD HARTLEY WALL . I am an officer. On Tuesday morning, the 1st of June, I was at the Marquis of Anglesea public-house, at the corner of Devonshire-street, at half-past nine o'clock - I saw the three prisoners in the tap-room, and Doughty also; I knew them all well - Westwood had this opera-glass in his hand; I have put my initials on it - I saw a Jew there; he had been there once and left - his coming there a second time excited my suspicion; as soon as the Jew saw me he went out - Westwood had the glass in his hand, turning it round, and said, "He won't give me more than a pint of beer for it;" I said, "If he won't give you more than a pint of beer for it, you can take a pot" - I told the landlord to give him a pot, and he gave me the glass; I asked for his address, he said No. 9, Bell-street, Lissongrove - I had my suspicions, and sent a person there; he came back saying he did not live there; the party were then gone - Riddle and Lucas were brought to the office by Ellis on Wednesday; I went in pursuit of Westwood, and found him in a lodging at Hendon yesterday week -I was continually in search of him till then; Westwood said something about having given a pint of beer for it himself - he said that as soon as he saw me at the house; I did not know him then.

JOHN JAMES . I was a serjeant of the Police in June, and apprehended Lucas, with four others, at the Victory public-house, Union-street - I apprehended Riddle afterwards, in Little James-street, Lisson-grove, concealed in a cellar; on the road to the watch-house, he asked me what I wanted him for - I said "For robbing Sir Watson Taylor;" he said that was bl-y George Moore had done that - he said, "I have done the work, and he is spending the money."(Opera-glass produced and sworn to.)

Riddle's Defence. It is all false what they have said; I was playing for a pint of beer, and lost it.

Westwood's Defence. I bought the opera-glass for a pint of beer, of a young man in the Edgware-road - it laid on the table when Wall came in; I asked him to give me a pot for it - he said, "What is it, it is broken;" I said, No, it was unscrewed, but I did not know what it was or its value - I had no idea of its being stolen.

ELIZABETH KELT . There was no bed in the room where the clock was.

RIDDLE - GUILTY (of stealing, to the value of 99s. only.) Aged 18. Transported for Seven Years .

LUCAS and LATTIMORE - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-95

First London Jury - Before Mr. Recorder.

1354. WILLIAM DOWSON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 2 pairs of ear-rings, value 3s.; 3 finger-rings, value 9s.; 1 brooch, value 5s.; 2 half-crowns, 3 shillings, 2 sixpences, and 2 pieces of silver coin, value 2s. , the property of Mary Goodridge .

MARY GOODRIDGE . I am in the employ of Mr. Brown, of Ludgate-hill , as a milliner - the prisoner was his errand-boy ; this property was in drawers in the attic, where I sleep, and was all safe at seven o'clock in the evening, on the 21st of June - I was alarmed about ten minutes to eight, by Mr. Brown's son, and went up stairs - the prisoner had been employed up stairs from five o'clock that morning, cutting whalebone; he followed me into the bed-room, and said he had heard some person on the roof of the house, and supposed he had got into my bed-room - I found my drawers forced open, and these things gone; I sent for an officer, and gave him in charge - he was searched twice; I was present at the second search, and saw 6s. found tied up in his shirt, which he had on; two of the shillings were of the reign of George I. and II., which I had lost, but they had no mark on them - we said he had better say where the other money was, and he pointed to a place in which we found 4s.; I missed from my drawer two pairs, and one odd earring, three finger-rings, and a brooch; they were found in the room he was preparing the whalebone in.

JAMES SNOW . I am a constable. I was sent for - the prisoner denied the charge; I searched him, and felt some money in his breeches - he popped his hand to it, and said, "Oh, that is only the lining of my trousers;" and after that, as I could not find the money, I made him take his breeches off; we got a candle, and in the room he worked I found a loose brick in the wall, which I took out, and found a purse with the ear-rings, brooch, and other things in it - I afterwards found 6s. tied up in the tail of his shirt; I asked him where the other money was - he pointed to a place, where I found 4s.; I found an instrument in the room he worked in, which matched with the marks on the drawers.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-96

1355. SIMEON SLIGO was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 1 seal, value 8s., and 1 watch-key,

value 4s., the goods of James Burton , from his person; and that he had been previously convicted of felony .

JAMES BURTON . I am an attorney , and live in Queen-square, Bloomsbury. On the 21st of June, between three and five o'clock in the afternoon, I was standing at Mr. Castles' shop, at the corner of Dyer's-buildings, Holborn - there were a few persons round, looking at a picture of Algiers; the prisoner came up, and made a snatch at my chain - the ring broke, and he got my gold seal and key; I observed his figure and dress, but not his features - I immediately pursued, and never lost sight of him; he was stopped within five doors at the corner of Barnard's Inn - I took him into Mr. Dale's shop, sent for a constable, and the seal was found on the floor behind a chair, close to where he stood, and the key on the chair - he talked about sending for a constable himself about something, and pretended that he had lost a piece of bone, I think: I am certain he is the man.

Prisoner. Q.Was I not very much intoxicated? A. He appeared so - he ran very badly, and when he was stopped he fell down.

JAMES COLLINS. I am a porter at the Bell and Crown, Holborn. I saw a mob round the shop window, and was desired to fetch an officer; while he was searching the prisoner I saw him throw the seal behind the chair - the officer picked it up.

BENJAMIN CATMULI. I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge - I found a half-crown and 3d. on him - while I was searching, somebody said, "Here is the seal;" I picked it up behind the chair, and the key was given to me - the prisoner said nothing; he was in liquor, I believe, but knew what was going on.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was very much intoxicated, and knew nothing of it till next morning.

JOSEPH TILEY . I am a cabinet-maker. I prosecuted the prisoner here in September last, and have a certificate of his conviction (read).

GUILTY . Aged 30. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18300708-97

1356. WILLIAM MORCOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of July , 17 ozs. of brass, value 9d., the goods of Edmund Pontifex and others, his masters .

WILLIAM PONTIFEX . I am a brass-founder , in Shoe-lane , in partnership with Edmund Pontifex and another; the prisoner was one of our labourer s - we have from one hundred and sixty, to one hundred and eighty men.

JOHN SHARP. I am foreman to the prosecutors - the prisoner has worked for them for three years, off and on. On the 2nd of July, at nine o'clock in the evening, he was leaving the premises - I had set a man to watch, and in consequence of what he told me I called the prisoner back, and said I suspected he had robbed his masters - I made him take off his hat; I found about 1 lb. or brass in it - it is newly cast.

GEORGE CORBY. I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge; he said he was sorry for it, and it was the first time he had done so.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-98

1357. ELIZABETH ROGERS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June , 4 table-cloths, value 20s., the goods of William Day , her master .

MARY DAY . I am the wife of William Day, an auctioneer ; we live in Bishopsgate-street - the prisoner was three months in our service, and asked me for a holiday; I gave her one on the 1st of June - she left about twelve o'clock, and did not return till the evening of the next day; she then asked me to look over her fault in stopping out - I had given her notice, which would expire in a fortnight, and told her she might stay till I suited myself- I sent her on an errand next day, and gave her 1s.; she took an umbrella out with her, and never returned - I then examined my linen; I missed a table-cloth at first - I went round to different pawnbrokers, and found four at the pawnbrokers' - they were not in use at that time, and were kept in my bed-room; she was my only servant.

NATHANIEL BOURNE . I am servant to George Barker , of Houndsditch. I have four table-cloths, pawned by the prisoner on the 29th of April, the 13th and 17th of May - I advanced 12s. on the whole; I am positive of her person.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-99

1358. WILLIAM ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 8 knives, value 24s., the goods of Joseph Vary , his master .

MR. PRENDERGAST conducted the prosecution.

JOSEPH VARY . I am a cutler , and live in Holiday-yard, Creed-lane . The prisoner was in my employ, and in consequence of information, I went on the 3rd of June to Mr. Fleming's, Fleet-market, and found eight knives, which I knew to be mine - I got an officer, and took the prisoner at his lodgings, at a court on Bennet's-hill, and asked him to give me the duplicate of the knives he had pawned; he denied all knowledge of the transaction - and while he was being searched he said if I would forgive him he would produce the duplicates; I said, No - on the way to the Compter he stopped and asked if I would look over it and let him go; I said, No - I have not found the duplicates; I had seen the knives about the 31st of May; he had nothing to do with them.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not, when you gave me in charge, tell you I had received the knives from your son to pledge? A. I cannot recollect whether he did or not; he said so at the Mansion-house - I do not recollect his saying it in the room; my son was employed in my business, and is twenty-eight years old - I have not seen him since that day.

MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. How long has the prisoner been in your service? A. Nine months - he knew my son had no authority to give him the things.

JAMES STEERS . I am a shopman to Mr. Fleming, a pawnbroker. I have eight knives pawned by the prisoner on the 7th of June for 4s.

SAMUEL SUCKLEY . I am in Vary's employ. I had these knives in my possession to finish, on the 7th of June, at the work-shop in Shoemaker-row; my master's son worked in the manufactory, but I never knew him to give orders - the father managed the business.

GEORGE WHARTON. I work for another master, Mr. Sims, of the Strand, in the prosecutor's shop. I saw Suckley finishing these knives there on the 2nd of June - the prosecutor's son had not the direction of the business.

FRANCIS GREEN. I am a constable. I went with Vary to the prisoner's lodgings; he protested his innocence several times, and begged Vary would not proceed, saying, they were given to him by the son in a druken spree - I think he said this on the road to the Compter, and that he knew nothing of the duplicates, but afterwards said if Vary would let him go, he would engage to produce the duplicate; it was never found - Vary was behind, and I think did not hear him say the son gave them to him.

Prisoner's Defence. I received them from his son to pledge.

JOSEPH VARY . My son was only a workman, and never gave orders.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-100

1359. JAMES SELLINGER , alias ST. LEGER , was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , 3 waistcoats, value 30s.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 10s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 20s., and 1 brooch, value 20s. , the goods of William Courtney .

WILLIAM COURTNEY . I am steward of an East India ship , and lodged at the Hercules, Leadenhall-street , for about six weeks, and had a room to myself; the prisoner was a stranger. Yesterday fortnight, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, I missed the articles stated in the indictment, from my drawers - the trousers hung up in the room; I had not slept there that night - I saw all the articles at Hatton-garden on Monday three weeks, and was quite sure of them.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Do you remember a man in a blue jacket bringing beer into the parlour? A. I was not in the parlour that night; I was in the bar; it is just a fortnight ago since I lost the things -I made a mistake in saying I found them on Monday three weeks; it must be a fortnight ago - I saw them on a Monday; some of my clothes were new - I am certain I saw them at Hatton-garden on Thursday fortnight; it might be before that, but it was not after.

JOHN WARREN . I am a Police-officer. On the 25th of June, at nine o'clock in the morning, the prisoner was given into my charge by the waiter of the Swan and Sugar Loaf, Fetter-lane, at the corner of Chancery-lane; I found this property on him - Courtney was at the second hearing, and claimed the goods; the prisoner had some of them in his hat - I found the brooch in his trousers pocket; he had got two pairs of trousers on - another officer took off one pair, and Courtney claimed them.

Cross-examined. Q.What did you find on him? A. Three waistcoats, two silk handkerchiefs, and a brooch it was three weeks ago yesterday, I believe, but I know it was Friday morning, the 25th, though I may mistake how long ago that was; I did not know he had two pairs of trousers on when I took him - the prosecutor claimed the inside pair.

GEORGE WADDINGTON . I am an officer. On Monday, the 28th of June, I went to Clerkenwell prison, and took a pair of trousers off the prisoner, which Courtney claimed before the Magistrate - he had only one pair on then.

JAMES JACKSON . I keep the Hercules. The prisoner came there on the 24th of June, and asked for a bed for the night - he slept in Courtney's room, as he was out that night, and left about half-past eight o'clock in the morning, before Courtney returned; nobody else slept there; Courtney complained of his loss very soon after he returned; the prisoner had nothing in his hand but a stick when he came down, and wished me good morning.

Cross-examined. Q. You observed nothing about him? A. No; he looked respectable, which made me not observe him - there were several sea-faring men in my house that night; Courtney's shipmate did not go into his room; I saw none of them there that night - the prisoner might have a dozen waistcoats on without my noticing him.

COURT. Q.Might not these things have been about him without being noticed? A. Certainly; I could not tell whether he had two pairs of trousers on; I could not see the lower part of him; Courtney slept on the second floor - I never knew any body go up to his room.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had a bed at the house; a man in a blue jacket waited on me - he came up in the morning, and asked if I wanted to buy such articles, as he was going into the country, and would sell them cheap; I gave him 3l. 4s. for them, and 1s. for cleaning my shoes.

WILLIAM COURTNEY . I had other articles of apparel in the room, but nothing of value.

GUILTY . Aged 32. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-101

Fourth Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin .

1360. WILLIAM ANGUS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , 12 watches, value 118l., the goods of Lewis Isaacs , his master .

LEWIS ISAACS. I am a watch-manufacturer , and live in Houndsditch . The prisoner was my town traveller - I paid him 3 per cent. for every article he sold - he was paid by a per centage; he did not live with me - he was not to sell any property on credit without first communicating it to me; I charged him with stealing these watches - the Magistrate dismissed the charge; he was ordered not to sell on credit, without giving me notice, for all the goods which he sold out of my case, which was in his possession: he was to bring the money immediately to me for my benefit - the per centage was to be his wages; on the 18th of January, circumstances occasioned me to ask him to produce my property - he said he had not got it; I had him apprehended, but could elicit nothing from him but that he had not got it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-102

1361. JOSEPH ROWYEAR was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 35 lbs. weight of lamb, value 1l. 5s. , the goods of Charles Monkson .

CHARLES MONKSON. I am a butcher , and live in Holywell-row . I was not at home when this lamb was taken; I saw it afterwards and knew it - it was worth 1l. 5s.

JOHN CRANSTON . I live opposite the prosecutor. On the 19th of June, I saw the prisoner kneel on the front board of his shop, take down a whole lamb, and walk off with it - I ran out, and made him take it back.

Prisoner. I did not take it from your place: if you will please to forgive me, I will never be here any more.

GUILTY . Aged 74. - Confined Two Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-103

1362. WILLIAM RILEY was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , 2 sheets, value 5s. , the goods of Felix Murphy .

FELIX MURPHY . I am a licensed-hawker . The prisoner was a stranger to me; I was under a gateway at the Crown public-house at Chiswick - I saw him take a pair of sheets out of my bundle, and turn a corner going up Gunnersbury lane; I had left my pack under the gateway to keep it from the rain - I called the ostler to take care of my pack, and I ran and met the prisoner coming down the lane again; I asked for my sheets - he said he had none, he did not take them, and no one had seen him with them; the witness told me where he had hidden them - these are the sheets.

JAMES NIXON . I apprehended the prisoner, and have the property.

THOMAS GRIFFITH . I saw the prisoner go and hide these sheets under some bramble bushes; I told the prosecutor, and we went and got them - I am sure the prisoner hid them.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw this man, who asked if I had seen his sheets; I said No, I had not; this witness said I had put something under the nettles - I said I had not; he ordered me to run away - he said, "I don't think you stole them;" and I went behind a tree, when the Policeman came and took me.

GUILTY . Aged 26. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-104

1363. THOMAS LECOUNT was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 2 brushes, value 8s., the goods of James Moors , his master .

JAMES MOORS . I am a harness-maker , and live in Macclesfield-street, City-road . The prisoner was my apprentice - he slept in the shop; we went to bed on Sunday night, the 13th of June, about ten o'clock - I had seen the door fastened; about half-past ten or eleven o'clock, the lodger knocked, and no one was there to let him in - I then went down, and the prisoner was gone; the officer afterwards brought two brushes, which I believe are mine - the prisoner has a grandmother and an aunt.

JOSEPH FORSTER . I am a Police-officer. The prisoner went to Mr. Reynolds' shop at Tottenham, on Monday; the 14th of June, to offer these brushes for sale; I was sent for - he said his master was a brush-maker, and employed him to sell them, and he lived in a court in Kingsland-road; I took him to the watch-house - there was another boy with him: I told the prisoner I should go to town and inquire if he had told me the truth - he then called me back, and said he had not told me the truth, that his master lived in Macclesfield-street.

GUILTY . Aged 15. - Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18300708-105

1361. ROBERT JORDAN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 1 umbrella, value 3s. , the goods of Joseph Webber .

ANN WEBBER . I am the wife of Joseph Webber , he lives in East-street, Manchester-square . We lost this umbrella from a sort of shed at the back of the house - the prisoner's parents live in the front parlour, and I live on the first floor.

CHARLES SMITH . I had seen the prisoner about a week before this - he came on the day stated, and said,"I have found an umbrella, give me 1s. for it and you shall have it;" he had offered it to my fellow-servant before me - I have seen the Police-officer this morning; he said he was not sworn to come, and he did not think it right to come - his name is James, No. 56; the umbrella is at the watch-house at Marylebone - I did not think it was my duty to bring it; the prisoner told the prosecutrix and his mother where it was.

ANN WEBBER . I asked him where it was, and he said he took it and sold it to this man - I saw it and knew it was mine.

Prisoner. She said if I showed her the man she would give me sixpence, and say no more about it. Witness. No, he said he had no breakfast, and I said I was sorry, and would give him sixpence to get some.

GUILTY . Aged 14. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-106

1363. THOMAS JONES and JOSEPH CLARK were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 1 stock and bit, value 8s.; 1 saw, value 5s.; 1 screw-driver, value 2s.; 2 files, value 6d., and 1 saw set, value 3d., the goods of Thomas Davies ; 1 carpenter's plough and iron, value 7s., the goods of Robert Shaw , and 2 saws, value 8s. , the goods of James Bressenden .

THOMAS DAVIES. I am a carpenter . I lost some tools from Queen-street, Grosvenor-square , from my workshop, on the 5th of June, between twelve and one o'clock, while I was gone to dinner; I had not left any one in the place - the shop was locked; when we went back we found a door, which had been nailed up some time, had been opened - I missed my tools from there; I found the duplicates of most of my property on the person of Clark - the other prisoner just parted with him as I came up, but he joined him again shortly after; I took Clark about half-past two o'clock that day.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you ask Clark how he came possessed of the property? A. Yes, he said it belonged to a friend of his who would be there in a few minutes - he pointed out Jones; he did not say then that Jones had received them of another person, but he did before the Magistrate.

JOHN CLARK . I am a Police-constable. About half-past two o'clock, on Wednesday afternoon, I was going along Long-acre; the prosecutor called me to take Jones - Jones said it was Mr. Davis' property; I took the two prisoners to the watch-house, and in Jones' hat I found the duplicates of two saws, which had been pawned that day - I found no duplicates on Clark.

Cross-examined. Q.Then Clark never owned the property? A. Not in my hearing; I went on the opposite side, and took Jones - he did not come across; I went to the Blue Posts - Clark said before the Magistrate that they had the saws of a man, who was inxtoxicated, at the Blue Posts - I did not hear there had been three persons there; only two.(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN BIRDSEYE REEVE. I am a pawnbroker. I have two saws, pawned by Jones, on the 5th of June.

Jones' Defence. I hope you will look mercifully upon me - a man at the Blue Posts asked Clark or me to pawn some tools for him; I agreed to pawn two saws for 4s. 6d., and gave him the money - he said if the dupli

cate was of any use I might keep it; he afterwards got us to pledge more things, and gave the basket to Clark, telling him to walk on, and he would overtake us.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 27.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-107

1366. HENRY JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June , 1 pair of shoes, value 10s. , the goods of William Puison .

WILLIAM PUISON. I am a shoemaker , and live in Charlton-street, Somer's-town . On the 3rd of June I lost a pair of shoes; I do not know where they were taken from, but I was in my back parlour - a boy came in, and said a man had stolen a pair of shoes; I went to the door, looked down a passage, and saw the prisoner and another man - the boy pointed out the prisoner - I ran, and secured them both; I took them into an oil-shop, and accused them of stealing my shoes - they made no reply; I pulled open the prisoner's coat, and in his side pocket were these shoes - they are mine; I knew nothing of him before.

Prisoner's Defence. I was walking down the passage, and saw a young man going out of the shop; he dropped a pair of shoes - I took them up and gave them to him - he said, "You fool, put them into your pocket;" the prosecutor came, and took me.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-108

1367. ALFRED JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 1 watch, value 1l.; 1 pair of ear-rings, value 2s.; 1 brooch, value 3s.; 1 ring, value 3s.; 1 half-sovereign, 1 crown, 4 half-crowns, and 8 shillings , the property of Martha Hayward .

MARTHA HAYWARD . I am single , and live in East-street, Somers'-town . I lost this property out of my back parlour - the prisoner was a painter , and had been at work there from the Monday before; the landlord had sent him; on the morning of the 4th of June, he came between six and seven o'clock; I was partly dressed - I opened the door, and told him to wait till I got into my room; I then went down to wash myself - he called, and asked if he might go into my back parlour, to paint the inside of the cupboard door; I said Yes - my desk was in that room, and it was locked; I had this money and property in a tortoiseshell box in the desk, and the desk was under my bedstead - he had not been in the room above a quarter of an hour before he called out, "I am going to breakfast;" the stenciller then came, and I went to move the bedstead - I took up the desk, and found the lock had been picked and this property was gone; no one but the prisoner had been in the house - I gave an alarm, and he was taken on the 8th of June; he did not return to the house.

WILLIAM NUTTALL . I apprehended the prisoner on the 8th of June, in Mortimer-market; he was asleep in a waggon - I found on him a pair of ear-rings, a duplicate, 8s. 6d. in silver, and 5d. in copper.

LEONARD GEORGE NEEDS . I am a pawnbroker. I have a watch, pawned by the prisoner, on the 7th of June.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-109

1368. WILLIAM JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 6 waistcoats, value 15s.; 3 brushes, value 3s., and 1 pair of shoes, value 2s., the goods of Charles Robert Wissett , his master .

JOSEPH METCALF . I am servant to Mr. Charles Robert Wissett , of Upper York-street, Bryanston-square - the prisoner was employed to keep watch at the door to see that no property was stolen. On the 9th of June I found his hat on the counter in the shop; he was then outside the door, hanging up some coats - there was a handkerchief in his hat; I found in the hat six waistcoats folded up, and crammed in; I sent for Mr. Nicholson, our foreman - he called the prisoner, and asked what was in his hat - he said nothing that he knew of, if there was, somebody had put it in; I then went for an officer.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. When the prisoner appeared before the Magistrate, did he not give an account of a pair of shoes, which turned out to be correct? A. Yes, Mr. Nicholson said it might be the case - if these shoes are in the indictment it is a mistake; he said this knife was his own - I cannot swear to that; he said one of these brushes was Mr. Wissett's, and the other his own; he never had Mr. Wissett's clothes to brush - he had Nicholson's, but he could not say he brushed them with this brush; I will not swear he said he took this brush home with Nicholsotn's clothes- the hat was on the shop-board half-way behind the door, and the waistcoats were covered with a handkerchief - I do not know how long the hat had been there; I had not been in five minutes - I did not hear Nicholson say if he would confess he took them he should be discharged; the shopmen have been on good terms with the prisoner as far as I know - there was no question about which of the five was to leave; he sometimes went home without his hat, sometimes without his coat, and sometimes with it on his arm - I never heard about one of the five persons having to leave because the baker's bill was too heavy; I never heard Mrs. Wissett say that - I will not swear she did not.

WILLIAM PARSLEY . I am a Police-officer. When I went the prisoner was in the shop, and the waistcoats on the counter; in going to the office he said some one had been playing a trick, and put them into his hat - I went with the shopman to search his room, which I found by the landlord's account; I found these shoes and brushes there.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you been making any search in the neighbourhood? A. No - I have not heard of any thing but what I have produced; the search was made as soon as I had locked him up - these shoes were under the bed; I do not know how they came to be in the indictment - Mr. Nicholson said they were Mr. Wissett's, and then we found they were not.

Prisoner's Defence. I had the whole charge of the shop for three months, and had opportunities of robbing to an immense extent, but I never did; I do not know how these things came into my hat - it had been in that place from the Tuesday morning.

COURT to JOSEPH METCALE . Q. What time was the hat found? A.About ten o'clock - he had not been home to breakfast; he had been there above an hour.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-110

1369. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , 1 tub, value 6d., and 90 lbs. weight of butter, value 3l. , the goods of Samuel Gammage .

SAMUEL GAMMAGE . I am a cheesemonger , and live in King-street, Seven-dials . On the 28th of June, about six o'clock in the evening, a Police-officer came to me with the prisoner in custody, and this tub of butter, which is mine.

EDWARD SAUNDERS . I am an officer. I took the prisoner about thirteen yards from the prosecutor's - he and another man were carrying the tub of butter; they let it fall and ran away when they saw me - I ran, and took the prisoner about three quarters of a mile from the place- I know he is one of the persons; he had some butter on his hands and on his hat; there were 90 lbs. of butter in the tub.

Prisoner. Q. Did you see me take the butter? A. No - I saw you both carrying it.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a person with a firkin of butter on his shoulder - he let it fall, and I picked up part of it; I then went to the top of the street, and the officer took me as I was standing there.

EDWARD SAUNDERS . No, he was going along - I saw them carrying it for two yards; I did not know they had stolen it till Mr. Gammage's boy came and said it was his master's.

SAMUEL GAMMAGE re-examined. Q. Where was your butter? A.At the shop door - one man might carry it if it was lifted on his shoulder.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-111

1370. THOMAS HAMMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of June , 1 saddle, value 12s. , the goods of William Shearman .

CHARLES WARRINGE . I live with Mr. Frazer. This saddle was Mr. William Shearman 's - it was in the stable in the Golden Cross yard ; my master had bought a mare of Mr. Shearman, and it had this saddle on - the saddle was safe on the 21st of June, and next morning I missed that and another; the prisoner was a helper in the stable , and he was there on the 21st - I found the saddle at Mr. Collis' the next day, and knew it.

JOHN COLLIS . I am a saddle and harness-maker, and live in South Molton-street. I had known the prisoner some time - he brought me a saddle on the 22nd of June, in the morning, and said the groom had sent it for me to buy, if I pleased - he asked 15s. for it; I gave him 10s., and said I would return it if the groom did not like that money - I have known the prisoner two years, and knew he was employed in the stable.

Prisoner. The groom authorized me to sell it, and asked what it was worth; I said, "I don't know, but Collis will give you as much as any body," and I took it there.

CHARLES WARRINGE re-examined. There is no truth in that - I never said so; I sent another saddle to be repaired a week before, which he paid 7s. 6d. for; I had said before that I wanted a saddle - the prisoner took me to Collis', and I saw one which they wanted 3l. for; I left 2l., and said if my employer liked it I would return and pay for it, or pay for the use of it - I took it to the stable; I sent back for the stirrups and girths - my master rode on it, and approved of it; I called in the evening for some longer stirrup leathers - Mr. Collis' man said he was gone out, but would soon return; this was on Saturday - I did not call on Sunday or Monday, but on Tuesday I went to clean my harness, and missed my new saddle; I asked a man where it was - he said the prisoner had taken it to be altered; I went out, and saw the prisoner intoxicated, eating some wilts - I asked him whether he had got the leather to the new saddle; he said, "It is all right;" I then went to Mr. Collis', and saw the saddle on the horse- Mr. Collis said the man had brought it back, and said the gentleman did not like it; that he had given him the 2l. back, and he had paid 7s. 6d. for the use of it for the three days - I then went after the prisoner, and found him in Marylebone-lane; I asked him if he had spent the money - he said Yes, and was very abusive; I had him taken into custody.

Q. Then did your master and you mean to keep the new saddle? A. Yes.

MR. COLLIS. He settled with me for the new saddle, then the brought the old one, and I bought it of him; he said the groom sent it - I thought it belonged to the groom.

WILLIAM MACKENZIE . I am an officer. I took the prisoner - he was quite intoxicated; he said if he had not been drunk I should not have found him in London.

JOSEPH PITCHFORD. I was in the stable on the morning of the 21st of June, I believe; I was in Lord Winchelsea's brother's service, and since then have been to Melton Mowbray - since then I have been helping in different yards; I went to the Golden Cross yard to see a man named Fisher, who has some horses standing there- I saw Warringe there, and the prisoner was asking him for some money for the work he had done for him; he did not mention any sum, but said, "I want some money to get something to eat and drink, and to get a clean shirt" - Warringe said he had no money, but there was an old saddle which belonged to him, and he would get him to sell it for him; we then went and had some beer - I went before the Magistrate, and stated this; this was between twelve and two o'clock - it was not on Tuesday.

MR. COLLIS. This saddle was brought to me on Tuesday morning, between nine and twelve o'clock.

CHARLES WARRINGE. I never at any time said,"Here is an old saddle belonging to me, go and sell it;" he did ask me for money - I cannot say that I owed him any thing, for I sometimes gave him a pot of ale for any thing he did; I believe he did tell me on Saturday evening that he wanted a shirt; I gave him 1s. now and then when I had it - the new saddle suited my master, and we intended to keep it; we have bought it again; there was 1l. 7s. 9 1/2d found on the prisoner, which the Magistrate ordered to be returned.

The prisoner made a long Defence, the only part relating to the case was, that the prosecutor had sent him to dispose of the saddle.

GUILTY . Aged 34. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-112

1371. RICHARD HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , 2 check braces, value 8s. , the goods of Sir Charles Rowley , Bart .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-113

1372. SAMUEL FOOT was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , 1 waistcoat, value 2s. , the goods of John Levy .

ROBERT WEBB . I am servant to John Levy - he lives in Broad-street, St. Giles' . The prisoner came there on the 12th of June, and wished to look at a pair of trousers; I showed him some - they did not suit, and I asked him to stop while I got some more from our other shop; I went, and when I returned he was gone - I went to set the shop to rights, and then missed this waistcoat off a shelf -I went to the other shop to tell my employer, and the prisoner was there, selling the waistcoat to him; his name is not over the shops - the prisoner was then taken; he said he bought it of a man at the corner of Short's-gardens - I know it is my master's; here is our private mark on it: the prisoner had his trousers unbuttoned when I left him; there was an old gentleman at the door.

Prisoner's Defence. His master called me to his door, and asked if I wanted a waistcoat, which I had been speaking about before; I said No, I had been buying this one, and I showed it to him - he looked at it; I had bought it at the corner of Short's-gardens.

COURT to ROBERT WEBB . Q.Were you present when he was searched? A. Yes - about 14s. was found on him, a new set of razors, and a snuff-box.

GUILTY . Aged 28. - Confined Three Weeks .

Reference Number: t18300708-114

1373. JOSEPH FORD was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of May , 1 shirt, value 2s. , the goods of John Arnold .

JOHN ARNOLD . I am a labourer , and live at Newington-green . On the 23rd of May I washed out a shirt, and put it out on a hedge to dry, at a quarter before eleven o'clock - I have never seen it since; I have seen the prisoner, but do not know what he is.

LUKE HAMMOND . I am a watchman of Tottenham. I saw the shirt on the hedge, and the prisoner took it from there, about a quarter after two o'clock in the day - I was about one hundred yards from him, against my cottage; he put it under his jacket - he went about five hundred yards with it, and I followed him; he looked round, and saw I was going after him - he kneeled down, and put the shirt into his breeches; I went and asked him why he took that shirt - he said he had not got it, and if I said he had I was a liar, and he would knock me down; he went into his mother's - I sent the prosecutor for a constable; the prisoner came out and ran away - I could not follow him, but he was taken on the 2nd of June; I did not know I was authorised to take him - he is a desperate character, and I did not like to meddle with him.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q.Have you always given the same account of this? A. Yes; I know Wildsmiths - I have seen them since the prisoner was taken; I did not say that I did not see any one take the shirt, but that I saw it on the hedge, and in a few minutes I saw the prisoner come through the field.

JOHN REYNOLDS . I saw the prosecutor wash his shirt, and hang it on the hedge; I saw the prisoner take it, and put it under his jacket - I followed him with the witness; he kneeled down, and put it into his breeches - we asked him for it, and he said he would knock us down; he went to his mother's, and we sent for the officer; he then came out and ran away - I was afraid of him, and did not like to take him.

Cross-examined. Q. Why did not you take him? A. I was afraid; I had not an officer with me - this was on the 23rd of May.

GUILTY . Aged 35. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-115

1374. ABRAHAM COLE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 1 saw, value 5s. , the goods of James Aldridge .

JAMES ALDRIDGE . I am a grocer , and live at Hammersmith. I lent this saw to Mr. Walmsley.

JOHN WALMSLEY. I borrowed this saw for the prisoner to do some work for me - I missed it next morning, and the constable brought it back.

WILLIAM SIZMUR . I am a jobbing gardener. I saw the prisoner on the 4th of June; he had a saw under his coat - he pulled it out on the turnpike-road, and offered it for sale; he then took it into a tap-room, and I saw a man agree for it.

WILLIAM STANLEY. I bought a saw of the prisoner for 2s. on the 4th of June; I gave it to my apprentice.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-116

1375. JAMES COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of June , 4 shillings , the monies of Joseph Lloyd .

HANNAH LLOYD . I am daughter of Joseph Lloyd, and live in Gloucester-row, Hoxton. On the 26th of June I was out with my sister; we went into a pastry-cook's shop, and bought some cakes - I took out four shillings, and gave to my sister; she took it, and put it on the ledge of the window outside the shop, when she came out, as she was giving me the cakes - she had not got her hand on the money, but by the side of it; the prisoner took it, and ran away - I ran after him, calling Stop thief! I do not know how far he got before he was taken; he gave me back two shillings, and said he threw the other two away - we found them; we got the whole four back.

MARY ANN LLOYD . I went to the shop with my sister - she gave me four shillings; I put them on the window-ledge - my hand was close to them: the prisoner came behind me, and took them over my shoulder; I saw his hand - it was black: he ran away - we called Stop thief! my sister got two shillings from him, and a man picked up two and gave her.

THOMAS READ . I am a Policeman, and took the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 17. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-117

1376. HENRY BOOTH was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June , 8 lbs. of brass, value 4s.; 6 lbs. of pewter and lead, value 1s., and 1 lb. of copper, value 8d. , the goods of John Pewter .

GEORGE OYLER . I am a marine-store dealer, and live at Pentonville. On the 1st of June the prosecutor came to me, and told me if any one came to bring any sort of metal to detain him. Between nine and ten o'clock, just as I was going to shut up, the prisoner brought this - he first said he brought it from Maiden-lane dust-hill , and then he said a man gave it him to sell; I went to find that man, but could not.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Is not your door open half the night? A. No - the officers have been

at my shop once or twice, but not within the last three months.

JOHN PEWTER. I work at a dust-hill of Mr. Rhodes'. The brass and metal found in it belongs to me; I put it into the shed - and on the 1st of June I found the back of the shed pulled down, and the property gone.

Cross-examined. Q. Are these yours? A. Yes; here is copper and brass - I am sure it all came from the dust.

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-118

1377. SARAH BERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 5 half-crowns, 2 shillings, and 1 sixpence , the monies of Thomas Tull .

THOMAS TULL. I am servant to a gentleman at Shepherd's-bush. I was returning home about twelve o'clock at night on the 3rd of July; I met the prisoner in Hammersmith - she caught hold of my arm, and asked me to go down a lane with her, which I did; I had five half-crowns, two shillings, and a sixpence in my left-hand breeches pocket, and some other silver in my other pocket - I am not married: while I was with the prisoner she picked my pocket - I had given her a shilling; when I missed the money I accused her of robbing me - a man came up and knocked me down; another man then came up, and said, "Stop his mouth!" two or three men came up; I called for the Policeman - the men then ran away, and the Policeman came in a few minutes; the prisoner attempted to run away, but she was taken - I accused her of robbing me; she said she had not, but the money was found on her - this money could not have fallen from my pocket - I was standing up all the time.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q.Where had you been? A.With a friend; we had drank a quart or three pints of beer after dinner, and at dinner I had about half a pint of porter - I was perfectly sober: there were no lamps - it was not very dark; my breeches were not down, but they were unbuttoned - I gave charge of the prisoner directly; I did not say that I had lost 5s., then 7s. 6d., then 10s., and then 14s. 6d. - I think the prisoner had 1l. 1s. 8d. on her in all, I cannot exactly say.

MARK KING. I heard the alarm - I went up, and saw some men near the prisoner; she was running - the men followed me up the lane, but when I took the prisoner I lost sight of them; the prosecutor accused her of robbing him; he seemed to me to be sober - she denied it at first, but in going along she said she would undo her pocket, and give it me - there was 1l. 1s. 2d. in it; in going to the watch-house she said she would give him the money if he would say nothing about it: I found five half-crowns on her.

Cross-examined. Q.Was there not some conversation about taking the money, and she said rather than have any piece of work she would give him the money? A. No - I think it was twenty minutes before I offered to search the prisoner; she could not have thrown it away without my seeing it - I should think not five minutes elapsed from my hearing the cry till I came up.

GUILTY . Aged 35. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-119

1378. JOHN JAMES and ROBERT SCHOFIELD were indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of July , 1 pair of shoes, value 5s., the goods of William Jackman ; and that the said John James had been previously convicted of felony .

WILLIAM RICHARDSON. I am shopman to Mr. William Jackman, a bootmaker , near the Pantheon, in Oxford-street . On Friday, the 2nd of July, James came to our shop to try some Wellington boots - we fitted him with some, and he did not like them; we promised to get him some in half an hour, and he went out; Kennerley then came in, and asked if he had bought any thing - we said No; in a short time Schofield was brought in with this pair of shoes, which were missing.

JAMES KENNERLEY. I was near the prosecutor's shop, and saw the two prisoners skulking about; I told Betraun of them - they then went to a mews, and there changed coats; they came up again, and James went to this shop - when he came out I saw something in his left-hand coat pocket; Schofield had been close outside the shop - they went together down a street; I went into the shop, and asked if James had bought any thing; they said No - I came out, and told Betraun; we went down Blenheim-street, and saw the prisoners - Schofield came and abused me; I saw Betraun go and pick something off a dung-hill, close by where the prisoners had been - Shofield was taken at that time, and James about five o'clock in the evening.

ANGELIOUS BETRAUN. I saw the two prisoners together; they went through the market - I went over, and saw Schofield near the shop, and the other in it; they then joined, and went down Blenheim-steps, into a mews - I saw James near a dung-hill; I felt his pockets, but he had nothing, and I let him go - Schofield was abusing Kennerley, and I went and took him: a man told me where the shoes were, and I found them - James was taken afterwards.

JOHN KILBY. I have a certificate of the conviction of James on the 14th of January, 1829, by the name of John Peter Jungclausen - he was fined 1s.; I was a witness, and know he is the person.

JAMES - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

SCHOFIELD - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-120

1379. JAMES COOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of July , 1 waistcoat, value 7s.; 4 handkerchiefs, value 10s.; 8 half-crowns, 15 shillings, and 10 sixpences , the property of William Plumridge .

WILLIAM PLUMRIDGE. I am waiter to Mr. Morley, at the Bell, at Kilburn . I have known the prisoner about a fortnight - he slept in the next room to me on Monday morning, the 5th of May; I got up at seven o'clock, to work - I then went up stairs for my money, to settle with my master; I missed my waistcoat, four silk handkerchiefs, and this money - the prisoner was then gone; I asked the chambermaid if she had been up stairs - she said No: the prisoner had been about a fortnight in the neighbourhood, making hay .

Prisoner. Q. Were there not other men in the room? A. Yes, but they went out.

THOMAS SOPER. I went and took the prisoner, who was in the custody of two witnesses; I have four silk handkerchiefs, a waistcoat, and 42s., in half-crowns, shillings,

and sixpences - I searched him, and found in his breeches pocket 3l. 2s. in silver; I then asked about the waistcoat: Kennaird said,

"I saw him stooping under a tree" - I went and found the handkerchief and waistcoat there.

JAMES KENNAIRD. I am a labourer. I saw the prisoner at the top of a field; I called to a man to stop him, as I had seen him run across a field, and stoop under a hedge - I showed Soper the spot: I saw him come out of the back door of the public-house; he went past his work - the mistress of the house and the waiter asked me where the countryman was gone.

CHARLES CAIN . I saw Cooper run across the field, and the witness after him; I and my mate ran and stopped him - I saw him pull a small bundle out of his hat, and put it under his arm.

Prisoner. Q. Can you swear I pulled these out of my hat? A. No; I cannot tell what they were.

WILLIAM PLUMRIDGE. These articles are mine - I had left the money in my trousers on the Sunday, and on the Monday morning it was quite safe.

Prisoner's Defence. I found myself late, and ran to make haste to my work; that was the reason I ran.

GUILTY . Aged 27. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-121

1380. JOHN CHRISTIAN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 2 sheets, value 4s.; 1 pillow-case, value 6d.; 1 window curtain, value 9d.; 2 pillows, value 3d.; 1 looking-glass, value 1s., and 1 flat-iron, value 3d. , the goods of William Foster .

WILLIAM FOSTER. I am a housekeeper, and live in Little Gray's Inn-lane . I lost this property from a furnished room which the prisoner occupied from the 29th of May, 1829, till the 5th of June last - it was let with the lodging, for which he paid 4s. a week; I had given him notice to go, because I could get no money - he left on Saturday, and on the Monday I went into his room, and missed the property.

WILLIAM KING. I am a pawnbroker. I have two sheets, a looking-glass, and a pillow; I took the sheets in from the prisoner at the bar.

MARY ANN MOORCROFT . I am the prosecutor's daughter. This is my father's property - I put it into the room; there was a pillow and a flat-iron, and the window curtains the prisoner's wife brought back last Monday; they have paid some rent, but they owe 51s. now.

Prisoner's Defence. He has a great many things of mine, which were in the room when he broke the door open - I was gone to a friend's to get some money; my wife did not go there on the Saturday, and when I returned I heard they had broken the door open - I have paid him 9l. 10s. since; they have known I have wanted bread, and never offered me a loaf.

GUILTY . Aged 54.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury. - Confined 14 Days .

Reference Number: t18300708-122

1381. THOMAS FLETCHER , JAMES ROGERS , and CHRISTOPHER ANGIER , were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 silk handkerchief, value 1s. 9d. , the goods of John Gregory .

THOMAS HOBBS . I am a Police-constable. On the 8th of June I was going home, and saw the three prisoners together, looking into an oil-shop window in Norton-falgate; Angier went into the shop, he then came out, and they all went away; I went into the oil-shop, and then followed them - they went on towards Shoreditch church, and looked into a watch-maker's shop; Angier went in there and came out - then they went to another shop; I followed them down Church-street, Bethnal-green - they all three tried the door of an undertaker's-shop; they went on to a clothes-shop, and went into the passage, one after the other; I still followed them, and at last I saw Angier go into Gregory's shop, the other two stood outside - Angier came out again; I went in and asked Mrs. Gregory if she missed any thing - she then looked, and said she had; I went and took them - they were altogether, resting their hands on their hands on some butts - Rogers walked away when he saw me, and I followed him; he ran, I made a spring and jumped on his back - I took off his hat, and found this handkerchief in it; my partners took the others - they searched them at a public-house, they had no money.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. How long have you been in the Police? A. From the beginning of it; I had taken a great many thieves before; the Chairman of the Quarter Sessions has not refused to take any case on my representation; I was not ordered out of Court the other day - I was not accused of buying cotton handkerchiefs, and charging boys with stealing them; I was not in my Police dress when these prisoners were taken - I was then off duty - I saw them go into shops and ask the price of things; I found nothing on Angier.

THOMAS FARRANT . I was in company with Hobbs, and saw what he states; we followed them for four hours - they went into twenty or thirty shops.

Rogers. Q. Out of the number of shops you state we entered, have you one person to prove it? A. No.

CHARLES THOROGOOD . I am a constable of the City. I saw the three prisoners, in company with another person, between eleven and twelve o'clock - I afterwards saw them followed by the witnesses, and we took them; they made great resistance, Angier in particular - I ran above half a mile after him.

JEREMIAH GIDNEY. I am street-keeper of Aldgate. I was on duty at four o'clock in the afternoon on the 8th of June - I saw a number of persons at the end of Burr-street - I stood a few minutes, and heard a cry of Stop thief! called; I saw Angier running with a large stone in his hand - I insisted upon his stopping; he would not, and I struck him with my cane; he dropped the stone, and I caught him - he got from me, and two labourers stopped him.

Cross-examined. Q. How many days' expenses do you expect for this? A.Seven days.

ELIZABETH GREGORY . I am the wife of John Gregory , he is a haberdasher , and lives in High-street, Wapping . I did not see either of the prisoners come into my shop, but I had occasion to leave it, and then the officer came in and asked if I missed any thing; this is my husband's handkerchief - it had been in the middle of the window.

Cross-examined. Q.How many persons serve in the shop? A.Only my husband and I; this had been safe half an hour before - no one was at home but me.

Rogers. Q. How many handkerchiefs of that pattern had you sold? A. The whole piece but this; I can swear this is the one - we mark all handkerchiefs of the same

price with the same mark, and they would remain marked.

Fletcher's Defence. I am innocent.

Rogers put in a written Defence, stating that he had purchased the handkerchief of a shipmate; that he had merely asked the others the way to the docks, but was not in their company.

FLETCHER - GUILTY . Aged 21.

ROGERS - GUILTY . Aged 25.

ANGIER - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-123

1382. SARAH LILLEY and ELIZA GOODYEAR were indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of June , 1 bonnet, value 13s.; 1 shift, value 2s. 6d.; 1 shirt, value 2s.; 1 jacket, value 1s.; 2 window-curtains, value 6s.; 1 plume of feathers, value 3s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 6d., and 2 pillow-cases, value 6d. , the goods of John Inwood .

MARY INWOOD . I am the wife of John Inwood - we live in Crown-street, Soho . I have known Lilley six or seven years; she lives not far from me - I met her in Tottenham-court-road, and asked how she was; this was last Tuesday three weeks, about two o'clock in the day - she said she was very poorly; the other prisoner was with her - I said I had nothing with me, but if she would stop till I came back I would give her something to drink; I then left them, and went up to my husband's mistress - when I came back they were gone; I observed that Lilley seemed surprised - I went home about half-past two o'clock; my door was then broken open, and all the property stated was gone - I had locked the door and had the key; it was the back attic - there are six rooms in the house, and a private door which goes on a pulley; I went to a constable, and while I was talking to him the prisoners came up - Lilley spoke to me; she seemed very much confused, and I said, "This is a pretty circumstance that has happened" - she said, "What is it?" I said, "I have been robbed;" she said, "Dear me, you surprise me" - Goodyear ran away; Lilley then said,"You and the Policeman are very welcome to search my room" - I had said I suspected her; we went, but found none of the property there, but while we were there Goodyear was taken by another officer - they were both taken to the watch-house, and next morning to Marylebone office; the Magistrate ordered Good year's room to be searched - I went there, and found the bonnet, shift, and stockings, this piece of cloth and some other things; I had heard the night before where she lived - I found nothing of mine at Lilley's, but there was a towel mangled, and I had lost one like it; it has no mark, but I lost one in the state this is - it was taken at the time the other things were.

JOHN NAISH. The prosecutrix applied to me on the night of the 22nd of June, and said her door had been broken and she had been robbed - I went in search of Goodyear, and after some time we found where she lodged, but she was out; I went out and met the two prisoners - I took Lilley; the next morning I got this property from Goodyear - I found sixty-two duplicates at Lilley's.

DAVID COLLINS. I was on duty the same night, and the prosecutrix came and stated the case to me - I took Goodyear, and in going along she threw away a skeleton-key which opened her own room, and next morning I found this property; I told her she threw away the key.

Lilley's Defence. The prosecutrix asked me to treat her - I said I had laid out the last shilling and could not; she said she was going for money, and would treat me, but did not tell me to wait - she lives with a man they call Blackguard Jack, and walks Oxford-street every night; she knows more of my husband than me.

Goodyear's Defence. I met the prosecutrix, but we did not wait for her; I then met a young woman in St. Giles', who said she was going to her place to get some things - she brought them to me, and I took them home to keep for her, as she told me.

GOODYEAR - GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

LILLEY - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-124

Second London Jury. - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1383. GEORGE DAVIES was indicted for obtaining goods by false pretences ; to which he pleaded GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-125

1384. WILLIAM EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July , 4 knives, value 2s. , the goods of George Rowe .

GEORGE ROWE . I keep the Globe, in Shoe-lane, Fleet-street . Between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, of the 9th of July, the prisoner came to my bar, and called for a glass of porter; he drank part of it, and took the rest into the tap-room - on a table in that room there were ten dozen knives and forks; the porter had cleaned part of them, and left them there - on his return a knife slipped from the prisoner's trousers; I was in the cellar at that time - when I came up I was told of it; the prisoner pleaded for mercy, went on his knees, and said it was his first offence - I said I had lost so many that I was determined to make an example of him.

JAMES NEWSOM . I am pot-man to the prosecutor. The prisoner came yesterday morning; the knives laid on the table - I had gone into the kitchen to get a pair of boots; on my return one of these knives fell from the prisoner's trousers - I did not particularly notice that, but presently saw three more fall from him; I called my master up, who sent for a constable and took him - no other knives were found on him; I saw him go on his knees and beg for mercy.

JOHN WATTS . I took the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I went under an operation four years ago, and have since then been under particular feelings when I take a drop of liquor, for two or three days.

GUILTY . Aged 33. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-126

1385. SAMUEL ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 1 half-crown, and 3 shillings, the monies of Thomas Hall , his master .

THOMAS HALL . I am a butcher , and live at No. 80, Tower-street . The prisoner was my apprentice - I had

missed money repeatedly; and on the 8th of June I put 4s. worth of halfpence into the desk - I missed some of them; I then determined to place some silver there to detect him - I had before that found in his pocket a key, which opened my desk, and I took it away; I marked 30s. in half-crowns, shillings, and sixpences, and put them into the desk; early the next morning I got the officer into the parlour, which commands a view of the desk - I rang the bell for my apprentices to come down; the prisoner ran down first, without his shoes; he went to the desk and opened it with another key - when he came from the desk I said to the officer, "Open the door and take him;" he did so, and found one half-crown, a crown, and 3s. in his hand, and this key in his pocket - it was all marked, and was missing from the desk.

JOHN THOMPSON . I am the officer. What the witness states is correct; I saw it, and took the prisoner.

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

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-127

1386. DAVID WATKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July , 1 gown, value 10s.; and 3 shirts, value 6s., the goods of Eliza McCarthy ; 1 shirt, value 4s.; 1 coat, value 3s., and 1 pair of trousers, value 3s. , the goods of Charles McCarthy .

ELIZA McCARTHY. I am a widow , and live in Cripplegate . I lost my property at eleven o'clock yesterday from my trunk; I am in the habit of going out to work, and I left the key for my son to get in; I suppose the prisoner saw me leave the key - when I returned I saw the key-hole of my door stopped; I pushed it open, and saw the prisoner there - I asked how he came there; he said, to see my son; he tried to get out of the window - I called out for assistance, and he was taken by John Scott - three women came into the room, who board in the house; the prisoner had my property tied up in an apron; he let them drop out; these were the articles stolen - these three shirts belong to a man I wash for; the trousers and coat are my son Charles' - the prisoner said he was out of work, and wanted something to eat.

CHARLES McCARTHY. These trousers and coat are mine; I had never seen the prisoner to my knowledge.

JOHN SCOTT. I went in and found the property there, which the prisoner seemed as if he had dropped out of his apron - I searched him, and found this instument on him; I do not know what to call it - he said he had not taken the things; he did not say any thing about distress there, but he did on going to Guildhall, and I said,"You have a good pair of shoes, why not part with them?" - the box has the mark of this instrument on it.

Prisoner's Defence. I never opened the box with this: I had been there to see a shopmate I had worked with, he was gone away, and had taken my tools - I went to see the prosecutrix's son.

GUILTY . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-128

First Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin .

1387. GEORGE SPENCER was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , 27lbs. of lead, value 5s., the goods of William, Lord Kensington , and fixed to a building of his .

MR. CLARKSON conducted the prosecution.

JOHN NOBLE. I am a private watchman, and am employed by Lord Kensington at the new buildings at Kensington . On the 25th of June, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, I heard a noise at the top of the building I was in care of; I told Carrol, the officer -I then went up, and on the roof of the ninth house I found the prisoner, with a knife in one hand, and lead in the other, cutting it from the main gutter; I took him into custody - he had no authority there; I asked what he was doing, he told me nothing - he had quite severed the lead from the gutter.

The prisoner pleaded poverty.

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Seven Years

Reference Number: t18300708-129

1388. ALEXANDER AFFLECK was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 6 shillings, the monies of James Clark , his master .

JAMES CLARK. I keep the Old Crown, St. Giles' . The prisoner was my bar-man - at nine o'clock in the morning, of the 3rd of July, I took the money out of the till, and placed 1l. worth of marked silver in it; I left him alone in the bar for a quarter of an hour, during which time he was taking money from the customers - I found 1l. 2s. in the till; I called him aside and accused him of taking money from the till - he strongly denied it, but after taxing him particularly, he acknowledged taking it, but said he replaced it with two half-crowns; I said there were no half-crowns in the till - he then said he was sorry, and it was his first offence; he produced twenty-two shillings from his pocket, and among it I found six marked shillings - the other fourteen marked shillings were still in the till; my customers are not here.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-130

Before Mr. Justice James Parke .

1389. GEORGE TRANT and WILLIAM WAUGH were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 11 sheep, price 15l., and 6 lambs, price 5l., the property of John Nathaniel Hempson , and 1 lamb, price 20s. , the property of Barney Gibbens .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

JOHN NATHANIEL HEMPSON . I am a butcher , and live in Coleshill-street, King's-road, Chelsea. On Wednesday, the 9th of June, I had eleven sheep and six lambs; I sent my lad to put them to graze as usual, on a piece of ground at the end of Coleshill-street - the ground is not enclosed; I went down to the end of the street, and missed the sheep between one and two o'clock - I had seen them safe about one; I made diligent search, and between six and seven o'clock that evening, I saw Waugh and told him I had lost eleven sheep and six lambs, and that a lamb was lost belonging to Gibbens, who was with me; I described the marks to Waugh - I am positive ten were branded with a G. on their backs, and one with a S. on the hip, and the six lambs were marked with ochre in the face, but with no letter; I described them accuarately, and he told me they had not a wrong sheep of any body's for a length of time, nor half a one -I left him, telling him, if he should hear of any body being detained with such property to let me know, and

I would pay him any thing for his trouble; next morning Steers was brought to me by my man in Smithfield, at eight o'clock, (I afterwards told the prisoners what Steers said); he told me he knew where my sheep were, and described them - he said he had seen them driven into Trant's fold in Hyde-park at four o'clock the day previous; I saw the prisoners between five and six o'clock that afternoon (Thursday) - Waugh was at the fold in Hyde-park, and Trant came up instantly; I told Waugh I had come respecting the sheep, as a person had given me information that morning, that they saw Trant drive the sheep into the fold the day before - he asked if I knew the person; I said, No - he said it was no such thing; while we were talking Trant came up to the fold - Waugh said, "These are the gentlemen who were here yesterday about those sheep and lambs;" Trant said, "I know nothing about them, if I did I would let you know" - I told Trant I had been told that he had been seen to drive them into the fold the day previous, and that I was waiting there for the person who had given me the information; he asked if I knew the man -I said No; he then said no doubt he had got them locked up, and was sending me about while he made away with them, and advised me to go to the pound in Marylebone-lane - I told him I had been and sent to every pound and green-yard within miles of the place, and could hear nothing of them; he said he was very sorry for me, took down my address in his pocketbook, and said if he should hear of them he would let me know - I said I would pay every expence he might be at in informing me; I then went in search of Steers, and went with him to Waugh's house in Lisson-grove, and told him I had come about the sheep and lambs, which I had made repeated application to him about; he said he knew nothing about them, he had not heard of them - I told him Steers was there; Steers then stepped forward, and told him he had seen Trant drive them into the fold the day before, and that he (Waugh) asked Trant if he knew the mark -Waugh said Trant never said any such things, and he had never seen the sheep; Steers said it was useless to deny it, for Trant, at the time they were put into the fold, pulled out his watch, and said, "It is a quarter-past four o'clock, and too soon to fold them, but never mind, have them fetched up;" Waugh said he knew nothing of it, he had no recollection of it, and if it had passed, it had slipped his memory - I said I was satisfied he had my property, and should hold him in custody - I then went with Waugh to Trant's house, and on the road he said, "Don't hurt me- I am only a servant, and am forced to do as I am bid;" this was about eleven o'clock on Thursday night - when we got to Trant's house a servant maid put her head out of window; Trant afterwards put his head out - he was undressed: I had got an officer there - Trant put his head out of window, and said, "Don't make so much noise about your sheep - I will send them you home to-morrow morning," and the servant said, in his presence, that they were in the Regent's-park; I told Trant I was not satisfied after making so many applications to him, and gave him in charge; both the prisoners were admitted to bail by the Court of King's Bench, and surrendered here; I went to the Regent's-park, and found all my sheep and lambs, and Gibbens' lamb - they were taken home and slaughtered that night, in the presence of the Policeman, and the skins kept.

Cross-examined by MR. SERGEANT ANDREWS. Q.When did you see them again? A. On the Friday morning -I had not seen Trant till Thursday afternoon, about five or six o'clock; there was another person with him - there was nothing to prevent their straying from where I kept them - Steers told me that Trant was the owner of the herbage in the parks; he did not say he was forbidden to have more than three hundred sheep at a time, nor that he never let stray sheep go, till they paid for the herbage - the fold is in the hollow near Kensington-gardens; Waugh told me to look over the fold, and I did, but my sheep were not there, either on Wednesday or Thursday, when I went.

BARNEY GIBBENS . I lost a lamb on this occasion - I was with Hempson both days; his evidence is correct.

BENJAMIN GIBBENS . I am the witness' son. I went to Trant's fold with Turner on Wednesday, the 9th of June, between five and six o'clock in the evening; I saw both the prisoners, and told them we had lost some sheep and lambs belonging to my father - we described the marks; my father's lambs had two crosses over the loin, and one down the back; I am sure both the prisoners heard me describe the marks - they said they had got none of that description, nor had they seen any; I told them if they should find them to send them to either of the prosecutors, mentioning their names and addresses, and they would be satisfied; they said very well.

ROBERT TURNER . I am in Hempson's employ. I went to the fold in Hyde-park on Wednesday afternoon with Gibbens, whose evidence is true - I described my master's sheep as marked with a G. on the back and down the neck, and with a heart on the face; that there was a S. on one of the sheep's hips, and that the lambs were marked with a heart on the face, with ochre.

JOHN STEERS . I am a drover. On Wednesday, the 9th of June, about four o'clock, or a little after, I saw Trant at his fold in Hyde-park - he drove some sheep and lambs up towards the fold, and called Waugh, his shepherd (who was not with him then), and asked if he knew the marks of those sheep and lambs - he said No; he also asked me if I knew the marks; I told him No, I did not - Trant said, "There are eighteen of them, there will be 18d. to pay for them;" I did not notice the marks - he pulled his watch out, and said, "It is a quarter-past four o'clock, William; some of the sheep have broken over, and by the time you bring the others up it will be nearly five, to fold them;" none of the eighteen had broken into his fold - Waugh fetched the sheep up, and they were put into the fold with these eighteen sheep and lambs; this was at the fold in Hyde-park - I had to take four lambs of a master butcher's, which had been there to grass, and Waugh had to take ten home - we went home with them together; Trant takes in sheep to graze for butchers - I saw Hempson at Smithfield on Thursday morning; I went with him to Waugh's house that night, and reminded him of what occurred in the park - he said it had quite slipped his memory, but he would show Mr. Hempson where Trant lived.

Cross-examined. Q.You were attending sheep in the park? A. Yes; it was about folding time - I cannot say whether Waugh heard Trant say there would be

18d. to pay; I believe the number of sheep in the park is limited, and if there are above that number they are taken to another place - Trant rented the herbage of Hyde-park and Regent's-park.

Mr. PHILLIPS. We admit he was not allowed to keep more than three hundred and fifty sheep in Hyde-park.

JOHN STEERS. There might be two hundred sheep in the fold or more; I cannot swear there was not two hundred and fifty.

COURT. Q.Were all the sheep in the park in the fold? A.There were a few store things out in the park - I could see all that were there; I should judge there were not above two hundred and thirty or two hundred and eighty - I did not go all over the park, because the sheep are kept together; I was not there on Thursday, and cannot say how many more might come in then - they come in and out almost every day; it might be five o'clock when I went away.

MR. HEMPSON. I first saw the fold on Wednesday evening between six and seven o'clock, my sheep could not be there then, for I looked the fold over well; I could not have overlooked them - I will venture to swear there were not two hundred there; the G. on my sheep was so visible it must be seen.

WILLIAM FOX. I am in Trant's service. On Wednesday evening, the 9th of June, I had the keys of the fold at Regent's park - I left at six o'clock; these sheep and lambs were not there then, I am sure; I went at six in the morning to attend the flock, and these sheep were there then -Trant was not there; he sent his nephew to me, and I saw him about nine o'clock that morning; he said, "Here are eighteen sheep and lambs which I found going to be taken to the green-yard, if any person should come for them you are not to let them go out without my leave;" I saw one marked S. on the hip - I did not notice what was on the back of the others.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q.Waugh is the shepherd at Regent's-park? A. Yes, I am under him; I had not let some stray sheep go once before - I had only been there a month; he did not say any body was welcome to look at them.

COURT. Q.Where are the sheep kept in Regent's-park? A.Between Clarence and Hanover gates, close to the road; people going along can see them.

ROBERT CROW . I am a Policeman. On Thursday night, about twenty minutes to twelve o'clock, I went with Hempson to Lisson-grove, and took Waugh; I went and knocked at Trant's door - a woman answered; Trant at last put his head out of the window - I said I had come about the sheep which he had stolen; he said he had stolen no sheep - I waited a few minutes, and then knocked two or three times; he looked out again - I said I had an information against him for sheep stealing, and if he did not come down I should he obliged to break open the door; be put on his clothes and came down - I told him it was a serious charge; he said he had got the sheep in Regent's-park, and we could have them in the morning.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-131

Before Mr. Justice James Parke.

390. JAMES BROOKS was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of May , 1 mare, price 25l.; 1 bridle, value 10s.; 1 saddle, value 2l.; 1 rug, value 2s., and 1 halter, value 1s. , the goods of Daniel Ward .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

DANIEL WARD. I am a smith and farrier , and live at Sutton Scotney, Hampshire . On Friday night, the 21st of May, at half-past ten o'clock, I locked my mare up safe in the stable; I live fifty-nine miles from Hyde-park corner - I missed her at seven next morning - also a saddle, bridle, rug, and halter; I came to London directly by coach, and published hand-bills that afternoon, offering 15l. reward on conviction - and on the 27th I received a letter, came to town again that night (Monday), went to Shadwell with the officer, and saw my mare, saddle, bridle, rug, and halter - they were all what had been taken on the 21st.

Cross-examined by MR. DANIELS. Q.Where is the stable? A.Between my house and shop, rather behind, about ten yards from my house; I had two horses, but one was not at home -I had only one in the stable. I swear that I locked the stable door myself - I had rode to Winchester that afternoon on this mare. and called at several houses there; I was not in any jovial society - I dined about half-past twelve o'clock before I started - I had half a pint of ale at Winchester, which is seven miles from my house; and I think I had one glass of brandy and water, or sherry and water, at the White Swan, which is the only public-house I called at; I took nothing at any friend's house - my lad, who looked after the mare, came to my bed-room door at six o'clock, and on going to the stable I found it open and the property gone - it locks twice; one bolt was forced back once, and being double doors they could then open them; I do not know how they had forced it back - I found a window open, and by getting in at it they could open the doors; I swear I fastened the window at night.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q.Had you seen the prisoner about your premises? A. No; I never trusted him with the mare.

SAMUEL HOSKINS . I am a coal-merchant, and have a stable at Shadwell which I let to the prisoner on the 10th of May, and delivered him the key - he said he was in the habit of coming to London occasionally, and wanted a place to put a horse and cart in; I saw the mare in question in the stable, but not when Ward was present - I saw it after it had been taken away by the headborough; the prisoner is club-footed with both feet.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you ever seen him before? A.Never; I said he was a stranger to me, and I should expect a reference; he referred me to a Mr. Deen - I saw him again once before he was apprehended - I am certain of him; he came to me about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon; I went to Deen, who lives in the neighbourhood - I might be there a quarter or half an hour; the prisoner was in my house at that time; I should think he was in my company from a quarter to half an hour - he went with me each time to the stable.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q.Have you a doubt about him? A.Not the least; the stable is in Pope's-hill, Lower Shadwell.

JAMES WHITWELL . I am a headborough. On Sunday, the 23nd of May, I went to Hoskins' stable, Pope's-hill, Shadwell, in consequence of information, and found three mares there; I took two of them into my possession, the

other was rode away while I was gone to Bow-common; Ward saw one of them and claimed it, with a bridle, saddle, rug, and halter, which were in the stable - this was about ten o'clock in the morning.

Cross-examined. Q. You knew the stable well? A. Yes; it was locked - Holmes got in at the loop-hole, and opened the door by forcing the lock; a man could easily get in,

THOMAS LITTLE . I am a jobber. On Saturday, the 23rd of May, I was applied to, to go to the stable in Pope's-hill, by a tall-looking gentleman in a green coat -I did not take notice of any body with him; I never saw the prisoner till he was at the Thames police-office - I went over the water with the gentleman on the Sunday, after a mare that had been taken out of the stable; I went into the stable on the Saturday and cleaned two horses for the gentleman; he gave me one shilling for it- I did not see the prisoner then.

Q. Have you seen the mare claimed by Mr. Ward? A. Not since I cleaned her - I do not know that that was his; I was taken into custody on the Monday evening, and detained for a month - I was sworn before the Magistrate.

Q.Recollect yourself, and tell me what happened when the man in a green coat hired you? A. I was standing at the top of St. Margaret's-hill - the gentleman came up and asked me to go and clean two horses for him; there was a person with him - I cannot say who it was; I have no notion whether it was the prisoner or not - there was nothing about him which I noticed.

MARY ALLEN. I live on Pope's-hill; my house joins Hoskins' stable. On Saturday, the 22nd of May, two horses came there about three o'clock in the afternoon - one was in a chaise-cart, and the other was rode by a man - they went to Hoskins' stable; the gentleman that rode the horse went round to Mr. Deen for the key, and when he came back he said the man was gone away, and he was a d-d pretty fellow to go with the key - they broke into the stable - the horse that was rode appeared very dirty; I do not recollect how either of the men were dressed - I believe the prisoner is the man who rode in the chaise-cart; he had two clubbed feet -I took particular notice of him; I saw no more of them.

Cross-examined. Q. What are you? A. A miller's wife; I stood at my door to see the horse come in - I take in work, and often sit at the door to work and nurse my children; horses seldom come by my door - I never saw the prisoner before that day; the chaise-cart was enclosed on each side; I saw him come out of the chaise - the young man with him broke into the stable, and opened the door for him to put the horse in.

WILLIAM BAYFORD . I am a livery stable-keeper and hackney-man. On the 10th of May I let a chaise-cart and harness to a young man who called himself Frederick; he hired it for two days, and said he might be gone two or three days longer - I saw no more of the chaise till I found it in the officer's possession; I let the chaise to Frederick before, and on one occasion, when he brought it back, the prisoner was with him - I saw him talking to Frederick in the street; that was before the 10th - my chaise was found in the stable at Shadwell, nearly a month after I let it.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you swear to the prisoner? A. I saw him once talking to Frederick, in Whitechapel-road; I do not know where Frederick is - I have not seen him since he hired the chaise, on the 10th.

COURT. Q.Was there never an occasion on which the prisoner, jointly with the other persons, hired the cart of you? A.Not in my presence.

ROBERT FEYER. On Sunday morning, the 23rd of May, about ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner looking down Pope's-hill, towards the stable; he stood there.

COURT. Q. Did you see him looking towards the stable more than once that morning? A. Twice; he went away a little, and came back again - he was two or three hundred yards from the stable; he stood there looking two or three minutes both times - I saw him come from Shadwell-market, not in a direction from the stable.

THOMAS DEEN. I keep the Three Compasses, Shadwell-market. I was surety to Hoskins for the rent of this stable - I have known the prisoner altogether fourteen or fifteen years, but but for the last seven years, I had only seen him twice previous to becoming surety for him; I saw him at my house on the Saturday before he was taken - there was a tall young man with him, who went by the name of Fred - it was about three o'clock in the afternoon; Fred had a greenish coloured coat, to the best of my recollection - I have heard Fred called Reynolds and Smith; they left my house about eight o'clock, or between that and nine, but Fred had gone out in about half an hour, and was gone a considerable time - he came back after the prisoner, and they left soon after nine; Fred returned a short time before they left - I did not hear them say where they came from; I did not notice whether they were splashed.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you not sworn it was on Sunday, the 23rd, that you saw them? A. No, I cannot state the day of the month; I swear it was on a Saturday - I did not see either of them on Sunday, and never said so; I have not seen Fred since - I was sworn before the Magistrate; I was not charged with taking the mare - I was not in prison, nor bailed; I was taken with a warrant, but was only in custody from my house to the office.

GEORGE DEVERELL . I am a headborough of Shadwell. On the 24th of May I was sent for Little, by his father, and in consequence of what he told me, I took him before the Magistrate; I went next day in pursuit of the prisoner, and saw him, after four hours' search, in Laystall-street, Gray's Inn-lane; I and Whitwell observed him, run towards him, and took hold of his arms - he said,"Don't hurt me, I will go with you quietly;" I told him I apprehended him on a charge of felony. and if he was the person, was his name James Brooks - he said Yes; I asked where he lived - he made no reply: I again said,

"Where do you live?" or "Where do you lodge?" he said, "I suppose you will know where I lodge to-night;" I said Yes, I did; after asking him several questions, I said, "Do you keep the stable, for the rent of which Mr. Deen has become answerable?" he said, "How can I keep it if Mr. Deen has become answerable for the rent?" I took him to a public-house about two hundred yards from where I apprehended him, and there we asked whether he was not at the stable, or in Shadwell, on Sunday last - I repeated the question as to Shadwell the second time, and he said, "I

have not been there since Saturday night;" we asked him several questions, but he gave us no answers - we took him to the Thames Police, in a coach, and in the coach Whitwell was looking stedfastly at him; he said, "What the h-ll are you looking at me for?" on his person I found 18s. 7d., a snuff-box, and a strop; he was examined five or six times - the mare was at the stable: I showed it to Ward there, and he claimed it.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you hear whether the prisoner was married? A. I believe he said so at the office - he was five or six times examined before he was committed; that was for the purpose of apprehending two others - it was in answer to Whitwell that he said he had not been to the stable since Saturday - he went quietly; there were three of us.

MARY ALLEN re-examined. The horse the man was riding seemed very dirty; I did not notice whether it was fatigued - I did not take such particular notice of the horse in the chaise cart, and cannot say whether it was dirty or not, for the cart bid the horse.

THOMAS LITTLE. I went into the stable between three and four o'clock on Saturday afternoon; there were three horses there, only two of them were dirty - I do not think one was more dirty than the other; they seemed rather fatigued - I did not notice whether one was more fatigued than the other; they were both brown mares, and the third which I did not clean, was brown - that was not dirty; I was about an hour in the stable: I went again on Sunday morning, between nine and ten o'clock - I saw the horses last in the stable between eleven and twelve on Sunday; I left about eleven - the two horses I cleaned were standing in the stable - all three were in one stall; neither of the mares had a bridle or saddle on on Saturday.

WILLIAM BAYFORD. It was a chaise-cart and harness that I let, but no horse.

SAMUEL HOSKINS. I did not go into the stable after letting it, till after the 23rd.

JAMES WHITWELL. I seized the horses about ten o'clock on Sunday morning - Little was not there then; I found only two mares then - I had been to the stable about half-past eight or nine o'clock that morning; there were then three mares there - I returned about half-past nine, and one was gone; that belonged to Mr. Holmes - I knew it before, for three or four years.

Prisoner to MARY ALLEN . Q.Which man handed the bay mare to the stable? A. I did not notice; I did not tell the Magistrate the other man rode the bay mare to the stable, and came first - the man that rode it went round for the key to Deen's, before the prisoner came down; the prisoner's cart was going by my door when I first saw him- he was driving it, and the man with the horse had then hung his horse on the stable, and was gone round to Deen's for the key; I first saw Brooks in the chaise, but did not see the other man till he came back from Deen's - I did not see them come together; the bay mare was fastened to the stable door by the reins, at the time Brooks drove down with the chaise.

COURT. Q.Then you did not see in what direction the man came? A. No.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the mare till ten o'clock on Saturday morning, when I met the other man at Kingston with it, and he came home with me to the stables; I never saw her again till she was taken away - it was my own horse that I drove in the cart; they were both taken together, but they have advertised it all round the country, and cannot find an owner - Ward's mare is the one the young man rode, and he got there before me.

JAMES WHITWELL . The other horse has been detained ever since - nobody has claimed it; the prisoner told me this day three weeks that it was his own - it has been advertised in the Hue and Cry, but not in the newspapers.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-132

1391. The said JAMES BROOKS and THOMAS PARKER were indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of May , 1 mare, price 5l. , the property of Robert Holmes .

ROBERT HOLMES . I live at Mile-end. I had a blind mare, which I put into Mr. Gardner's field, at Mile-end , on Saturday evening, the 15th of May, between eight and nine o'clock - I did not go to the field again till eleven the next morning; she was then missing - the gate of the field was never locked; it was hooked on with a chain -I do not know whether it had been opened, as Gardner's cows go in and out; I saw my mare again on Sunday, the 23rd, at the Half-way house stables, Kent-road - she was with foal; the prisoner Parker lives about two minutes' walk from me - I saw him about the neighbourhood at different times; sometimes once a day or once a week, but not after the 15th of May, till he was apprehended.

JAMES WHITWELL. I found Mr. Holmes' mare in the stable, at Pope's-hill, on the 23rd of May, about half-past eight or nine o'clock; there were two other horses there - I did not see either of the prisoners there then; I returned about ten, and this mare was gone - I went with Holmes, and saw the mare at the Half-way house, about eight o'clock that night - I apprehended Parker on the 23rd of June, at his father's house, after a little struggle- on getting in at the door he said, "Don't collar me, I will go quietly with you: for you cannot hurt a hair of my head;" he got into the cart, and came with me directly.

Cross-examined by MR. DANIELS. Q. Did you ever see Brooks at the stable? A. Never.

SAMUEL HOSKINS gave the same evidence as in the former case.

ROBERT FRYER. I live opposite Pope's-hill. On Sunday, the 23rd of May, about ten o'clock, I saw Brooks standing looking towards the stable - he went away, returned, and stood there again.

Cross-examined. Q.When was this? A. At the time the officers were taking the horses out of the stable; there was a mob round the stable.

MARY ALLEN . My house joins Hoskins' stable - I recollect a horse being brought there one Saturday night in May, and I never missed one horse out of the stable the whole week; I heard the noise of is being brought in about ten o'clock at night, as I sat in my house, but did not go out to see - it was taken out of the stable by the officers, on the Sunday week after that; I heard nobody; I only heard the horse stamp - it was very soon put into the stable; I could not judge whether one or two persons put it in - I heard nothing but the horse.

Cross-examined. Q.This has been a stable a long

time? A. I believe so, but there had been no horses in it for a long time.

COURT. Q.Had you noticed any horses taken there before? A. No - on the following Saturday I saw one led to the door, and one come up in a chaise; they were both taken into the stable about three o'clock - the one tied up seemed very dirty.

THOMAS LITTLE . On Saturday, between three and four o'clock, a tall gentleman, named Fred, employed me to clean two horses, which he pointed out - they were very dirty and fatigned; there was a third mare in the stable - I did not notice whether she was in foal; she was clean and I did not notice her - I went there again on Sunday, and fed and cleaned the two again; Fred had given me the key on Saturday afternoon - Brooks was not with Fred at the time he hired me; there was a person with him, but it was not either of the prisoners.

GEORGE DEVERELL gave the same evidence as before.

RICHARD HORTON. I live at Shadwell-market. I know Hoskins' stable in Pope's-hill. On the 23rd of May, I saw a young man ride away from there with a mare, about a quarter-past nine or nine o'clock, but I cannot tell who it was - I cannot swear it was Parker; I saw the young man undo the stable gate - I will not be sure that it was Parker; it was a brown mare, with a white spot on the off side, and blind with both eyes - I knew her to be Holmes' mare, having seen her several times; he put a saddle and bridle on her - I saw him walk up and down the hill once or twice, but cannot say it was Parker; I did not know him before - the officers came soon after, and I went with them to look after the mare.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-133

1392. JAMES RIDDLE and JOHN LUCAS were indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 17 silver spoons, value 10l.; 1 soup-ladle, value 3l., and 1 box of mathematical-instruments, the goods of George Watson Taylor , in his dwelling-house .

ROBERTSON BARCLAY. I am porter to Mr. George Watson Taylor, who lives in Grafton-street . I sleep in the hall. On the 31st of May, about a quarter to four o'clock in the morning, two sweeps knocked at the door - I got up and let them in; I asked where they were going - they said to sweep the kitchen chimney; they were about the size of the prisoners, but I cannot identify them - they went out while I was asleep; I had rung the bell for the housemaid before I went to bed again, but did not see either of the maids - I afterwards found none of the chimneys had been swept; the nursery-maid missed this property - she is not here; I knew nothing of it being missed - it has not been found.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-134

Before Mr. Baron Garrow .

1393. EDWARD BURNS was indicted for manslaughter .

ANN ASPINAL. In February last I was employed as cook, at a public-house in Horseferry-road ; the prisoner was pot-boy there - the deceased, Samuel Lindley , was an occasional porter . On the 25th of February I was in the kitchen with the prisoner; there was a dispute between the prisoner and the porter, who was an old man - I saw Burns strike Lindley with his fist; it knocked him down I am positive Lindley had not struck him before that - he was able to get up by himself; I did not perceive whether he was much hurt - he was not taken to the hospital for three days after, as it was not supposed he could be injured; he lived fifteen weeks after that.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. I believe the prisoner very kindly assisted the poor man to his lodging, as far as he could after this? A. Yes, and he seemed very sorry - I knew the deceased, and believe he was rather inclined to drink.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-135

Third London Jury. - Before Mr. Recorder.

1394. WARBURTON PATFULL was indicted for a conspiracy .

MESSRS. ADOLPHUS and BARRY conducted the prosecution.

ELIZABETH GRAHAM . I am a widow - my husband's name was James; I lived in the service of Lord St. Asaph twenty-seven years ago - my name was then Elizabeth Smith; I was single then, and lived in his Lordship's service as cook , both at his town house, No. 40, Berkeley-square, and at Bartley-hall, Suffolk - his Lordship had no butler named Johnson while I was there; I lived there two years - I left twenty-seven years ago last May, and went to live with General Taunton, in Ireland, the first week in June - before I left England I bought 25l. 3 per cent. Consols, in my own name, Elizabeth Smith; Mr. Pickering, of Swallow-street, was the broker - I lived with General Taunton, in Ireland, five or six weeks, and then went to live with Lord Farnham, who was then Colonel Barry; I was two years with him, and then married - I quitted his Lordship's service, and settled in Ireland; I have not been in England since, till I came over for this prosecution - Colonel Barry advanced my husband 10l. on my shewing the stock receipt, and some money was advanced to me on the dividends; I never had a niece named Jane Smith - I never knew such a person; I have one brother, named William - he lived in Lincolnshire.

Cross-examined by MR. SMITH. Q. Is your brother married? A. He married before I left England; his wife's name was Mary - I am certain of that, for I knew her from a child; I frequently had letters from her - my brother has two children, a boy named William, and a girl Elizabeth, for I stood godmother to her at the time I was at Lord St. Asaph's - I have never seen the child since, and do not know whether it is dead or alive; my brother has written to me - I never corresponded with my niece; I know nothing of the prisoner - I gave my stock receipts to Lord Farnham fourteen years ago, when he advanced the money on it.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q.Have you a brother named thomas Smith, living at Southstoke, Oxfordshire? A. No, I never had but one brother; I heard from my brother four years ago.

LAUNCELOT SAUNDERS. I now live on my fortune; In 1827, I was clerk to Messrs. Townsend, proctors, Doctors'-commons ; I had been so for fifteen years. In January, 1827, application was made respecting letters of administration for Elizabeth Smith - the prisoner was one of the persons applying; one person called herself Jane Smith,

and the other John March - the prisoner was the surety. I at that time lived at Hendon, and advertised for a cottage - I saw a gentleman, who found out what profession I was in - he said he would come to Townsend's to take out letters of administration; and these people came for letters of administration to one Elizabeth Smith, deceased - Jane Smith came with the prisoner and this gentleman, calling himself Mr. March; Jane Smith represented herself to be the niece of Elizabeth Smith, deceased, and produced these documents to me (looking at them) - the prisoner represented herself as a friend to the administratrix, and surety for her; she said her name was Patfull, and she lived in Tottenham-court road - I drew this petition for her (looking at it,) from instructions which I received from the administratrix - they were altogether at the office in Doctors'-commons when the instructions were given; I drew this petition according to the instructions they gave, and from the documents which were annexed - they were altogether at the production of the documents, and giving the instructions; letters of administration were obtained, and sent to Mr. Townsend's broker to be registered, and the broker gave them to Jane Smith - I attended with them, I think, to enter into the bond; I know Mr. Townsend went, and I think I also attended - I think I attended with the administratrix at the Bank three days after, when the stock was sold out.

Cross-examined. Q. The administratrix was accompanied by the prisoner? A. Yes, and by a person named Rorke - the prisoner herself said she knew the party very well, and gave a draft on her agent for 3l. for the current expences; I think that was not on the first application - they applied several times; we required money to be paid down before we proceeded, as we did not know the party, and the property being an unclaimed dividend, we did not know whether they would receive it; we required the money before we proceeded, and the prisoner gave the order.

Q. Was it not when the documents were ready, and you refused to give them up without being paid? A. No; it was on the first or second application - the administratrix was not surprised at my requiring the money- I said the business could not be transacted without the money, and the prisoner gave Mr. Townsend the order for 3l., on account of the current expenses; the order was on a navy agent, in Craig's-court - I had not produced our bill before she gave the order, and never saw her, except on these three or four occasions, but am positive she is the person.

COURT. Q. By what name did the prisoner appear? A. Warburton Patfull - she produced a document proving she was possessed of 50l. a year; the cheque at Craig's-court was not paid.

MR. SMITH. Q. How long was it from the commencement of these proceedings to the end? A. I think the order was at three months after date: I sent to ascertain if it would be paid, but think that was after the business was done, because she said her dividends became due at a certain period.

The documents were here read, as follows: - A petition of Jane Smith, No. 10, Brook-street, New-road, representing herself as heir and next of kin, and administratrix to Elizabeth Smith, deceased, formerly in the service of Lord St. Asaph, and afterwards of Kingsland-road. - An affidavit of Henry Johnson, of John street, City-road, formerly butler to Lord St. Asaph, deposing that he had known Elizabeth Smith, cook in the said family, that she died in or about 1803, that he knew Jane Smith , now claiming the property, to be the niece of the said Elizabeth Smith , by her coming to see her, and calling her aunt, and Elizabeth Smith calling her niece; and that the certificate annexed was a just, true, and regular certificate of the burial of the said Elizabeth Smith, he having known her to reside in St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, some time previous to her decease. - A certificate of the marriage of Thomas Smith, of Southstoke, and Sarah Webb, uncle and aunt of Jane Smith: A certificate signed William James, minister of Southstoke parish, stating that the name of Jane Smith could not be found in their register of baptisms of that parish, but he believed it to be an omission of the clerk's, several mistakes having occured. - A certificate of the burial of Elizabeth Smith, of Kingsland-road, on the 19th of September, 1823, at Shoreditch - and the bond entered into by Jane Smith, for the true administration of the effects; the sureties being Henry Johnson , Thomas March, butcher, of Howland-street, Tottenham-court road, and the prisoner, who described herself as a widow, lodging at No. 185, Tottenham-court-road.

MRS. GRAHAM. While I was in Lord St. Asaph's service, nobody called me aunt, nor did I call them niece; I never lived in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch.

THOMAS ROGERS. I am a clerk in the Bishop of London's Registry. Letters of administration were granted to Jane Smith, next of kin to Elizabeth Smith, formerly cook to Lord St. Asaph; but lately of Kingsland-road; on the 29th of January, 1827 - here is the entry in the register; I am attesting witness to the bond of administration, but have no recollection of the parties.

GEORGE EARL GRAY . I am a clerk in the Accountant-General's office, at the Bank; this petition and documents annexed, were returned to the proper officers there - they were numbered by me; an order was made by the deputy governor for a re-transfer of this stock, which had been transferred to the Commissioners for the reduction of the National Debt - here is the order signed by Samuel Drew, the then deputy governor; it is transfered to Jane Smith, spinster, administratrix of Elizabeth Smith , of Lord St. Asaph's - here is a receipt given by the party for the dividend; Sanders was present, and identified Jane Smith, on receiving the dividends - I have an entry of Jane Smith having afterwards sold out the stock, and receiving the dividend.

FRANCIS HARRISON. I am a jeweller, and live at No. 185, Tottenham-court-road - I lived there nearly the whole of 1826, till now; the prisoner never lodged with me - I have no knowledge of her whatever; no widow lodged there since I have had the house - Mr. and Mrs. Butler occupied the second floor when I took it, and continued there till June or July, 1827, when Mr. and Mrs. Doggerty took it; in 1826, Mr. and Mrs. Matthews occupied the first floor, and till 1827 - I had no attic, and am certain the prisoner never lodged in my house.

Cross-examined. Q. Is yours a shop or private house? A. A shop; the number is not on the door, because I have been painting - it was on the face of the shop, and on the private door; I never heard of there being another No. 185 - they appear to be regular.

MR. JOHN STAFFORD. I have inquired after Henry

Johnson, in John-street, City-road, and in John's-row; I inquired particularly through the whole street, and could gain no intelligence whatever of him; I also inquired after Jane Smith, at No. 10, Brook-street, Hampstead-road, and New-road, and in Brooks'-gardens, and in a number of courts and alleys round there, but could hear of no Jane Smith ; I certainly found the name of Smith - I also inquired at No. 8, Howland-street, after John March - it is a private house - there is not a butcher's-shop in the street; there is a butcher in Cleveland-row; I inquired of him - he never knew a butcher named March in the neighbourhood; I inquired at several shops; I was led to make these inquiries from the documents produced; I inquired after Mrs. Warburton Patfull, and found Mr. Harrison at No. 185, Tottenham-court-road; I went to public-houses and several places, but could gain no intelligence of her - I could only find one No. 185; the numbers appeared to go perfectly regular.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you look at the bottom of Howland-street, on the left from Tottenham-court-road, three or four doors up, for a butcher's? A. There is no butchers there; I went to Little Howland-street, there was none there.

Mr. SMITH addressed the Court on behalf of the defendant, stating that she had been the dupe of Jane Smith , who had represented herself entitled to the money in question, the property of her aunt; that the only circumstance against her was, her giving her address No. 185, Tottenham-court-road, and it was possible there might be two houses of that number: he called several witnesses to her character, who stated that she had gone by the name of Roark till within the last twelve months, and that Roark died in September.

Prisoner. I lived at the time in question in Tottenham-court-road, but may have mistaken the number - it was on the right-hand side, just at the entrance; it was an upholsterer's, and now I believe is a cabinet-maker's - a widow lady kept it.

GUILTY . Aged 60. - Confined Two Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-136

1395. MARGARET WILLIAMS was indicted for a misdemeanor . NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-137

Fifth Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1396. ANTHONY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , 8 yards of ribbon, value 1s. 10d., and 2 fans, value 4d., the goods of William Davies , his master .

WILLIAM DAVIES. I live in Chiswell-street , and am a linen-draper . The prisoner came into my employ about the 29th of March - he boarded and lodged with me; he had for a few nights slept in an adjoining house which was empty - he came in on Monday in the evening, about eight o'clock - he had been out with a parcel; I said, "You have been a long while gone, I want you to go out with another parcel immediately;" I took hold of his coat, and felt something hard in his pocket; I said, "Anthony, what have you here?" he said Nothing; I said, "Yes you have, I feel something hard;" he again said Nothing, and went towards the counting-house; I said, "Don't go, Sir, I want you to go with another parcel;" he said, "I won't go;" but moved on towards the counting-house - he went in and turned round; I said, "What have you got?" he said Nothing - I put my hand into his pocket, and took out a length of black ribbon on a block; I said, "Where had you this from?" he said, "I called on my sister this morning, and she gave it me to take to my brother's wife's sister;" I asked how often he had called on his sister, and on his brother's wife's sister - he said he had occasionally called and taken parcels; I said, "Have you never met her in the street by appointment?" he said, "Yes, when I have had parcels for her;" I then asked if he was not accustomed to call generally; he said generally, and had given her parcels which he had from his brother, who lived in a respectable house in Bridge-street, Blackfriars; I then asked when he was at his sister's before that morning - he said the Thursday or Friday before; I said "This may be all right, but it will require some explanation; I will go and look into your boxes" - I asked which was his box; he pointed it out, and opened it with a key - I found in it two fans, which he said he had brought from his sister to take to his brother's wife's sister; I then said, "Are you aware that these fans and ribbon have my private mark on them?" he said they were not mine, he had them from his sister, who lived in Turnmill-street, Clerkenwell - I went there next day with a warrant, but found nothing - she keeps a green-grocer's shop, and her husband is a patten-maker; this ribbon is worth 1s. 10d. and the fans 4d. - the prisoner afterwards said he had taken nothing before, but something came over him all on a sudden, and he took this.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Had you threatened him, or said it would be better for him? A. No; he had been a good while out; I cannot tell when this mark was made on the ribbon, but it is my own writing - I had a good character with him from a wine-merchant; I cannot say how long before I found them on the prisoner I had seen the mark - I will not swear I had had it in my hand within a week; we have a pile of goods of the same sort.

JOHN REED . I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and have the articles.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-138

1397. JAMES PLOWRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , 1 pair of shoes, value 8s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 5s., and 2 waistcoat-pieces, value 7s. , the goods of James Fowler .

JAMES FOWLER . I am a tailor , and live with my father, at Tottenham . The prisoner was my father's apprentice , and on Sunday morning, the 4th of April, a little before eleven o'clock, my father desired him to go to church; he went up stairs - he slept in the same room with me; my trousers were then in the box - I had just taken them off; I soon afterwards saw him in the cutting shop, where these waistcoat-pieces were - my shoes were hanging near the room in which he dressed; he went out, but did not return at the time - at eight o'clock in the evening, from information, I searched and missed the property; I enquired, and heard the prisoner had gone down the road - I got a warrant; he was taken, I believe, at Cheshunt, about three weeks after - the shoes were on his feet; I know them to be mine, though they are a good deal worn.

JAMES REEVES. I am a shoemaker. I made these shoes for the prosecutor - I made them myself, and no

one makes such a cut as I do; I never made shoes for the prisoner - I am certain I made them for the prosecutor; they were made with a long strap and a buckle, but the straps are now cut off, and the short straps are not bound - no shoemaker would send them out so.

JOHN FOWLER. I am the prosecutor's brother. I took the prisoner at Enfield-highway - he owned that the shoes belonged to my brother, but denied having taken the other things.

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-139

1398. EDWARD PAYNE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 1 shirt, value 6d.; 1 ring, value 5s.; 1 hat, value 6d.; 3 shillings, and 1 sixpence, the property of William George Gesford , and 1 pair of boots, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of Thomas Jolliffe .

WILLIAM GEORGE GESFORD . I am a chimney-sweep in the service of Mr. Thomas Jolliffe, who lives at Kensington . On the 1st of June I lost these articles from the room - we found one shirt and the boots on the prisoner; I had gone out that morning at six o'clock - I saw the 3s. 6d. safe in a corner of the glove where I always keep it; I did not see my ring nor my hat that morning - the prisoner was in master's employ; I came home at half-past seven o'clock - he was then gone; I had left him getting up when I went out.

THOMAS JOLLIFFE . I am the prosecutor's master. The witness slept at his grandmother's that night, but was there by six o'clock in the morning, and I called the prisoner to go to work - the witness came home and spoke of his loss; the prisoner was then gone - he was sent to fill the kettle, and went away; we found the prisoner in the afternoon, with the shirt and boots on.

Prisoner. My master lent me the boots. Witness. I did on Whit-Sunday, but this was the Tuesday after- he was taken in Chequer-alley, but I was not there.

MARY BENNETT . I am grandmother to Gesford. I sleep in the middle room at Jolliffe's - no one was there but the prosecutor and the prisoner.

THOMAS WOOD. I am a Policeman. I took the prisoner, but found no money; he had the shirt and boots on, but he denied before the Magistrate that he had them - he was intoxicated in a soot cellar when I found him; the ring has not been found.

Prisoner's Defence. On the Sunday my master and mistress got intoxicated - this little boy accused me of taking 14s.; he found it afterwards. On the Monday morning my master said I should go out, but he then refused me, and I went to tell my father and mother - I got a little to drink, and in the evening the officer came and took me; my master had lent me the shirt and boots.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-140

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin .

1399. ISAAC SOLOMON was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 1st of May, in the 7th year of the reign of George the 4th , 14 watch-movements, value 100l., the goods of Robert McCabe and Charles Strachan , which had been stolen by a certain evil-disposed person, he well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statute .

MR. CURWOOD conducted the prosecution.

JAMES HUX. I am a watch-finisher. In the year 1825 I was in the employ of Messrs. Robert Strachan and Charles McCabe - their place of business is in George-yard, Lombard-street ; the premises were robbed on Thursday night, the 22nd of December, 1825, or Friday morning, the 23rd: I had locked up the premises the night before myself - I went first the next morning; I put the key into the outer door to turn the lock, and found I could not succeed, as it had been turned back as much as it could be - I found it had been opened; the workshop was in a complete state of disorder, and the things thrown about the floor; I missed the watch I had been working on the day before, and twelve or thirteen watch-movements, three of which had been on my own board - I do not know the value of the property stolen.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Are you still in the service of the prosecutors? A. Yes; I missed the watch I had been working on, some which a fellow-workman had been working on, and a vertical watch, which was perfect, in a going state - those I had been working on were not in cases; I had been timeing them - they were movements: they were perfect as far as regards the movements - they were going; they had gold convex spade hands on the dial-plate, and the second-hands were blue steel - they were all alike. Highfield was another servant in their employ - he is here.

MR. CURWOOD. Q.Should you know them again? A. Those I was at work on I have not seen since; those which are here I had not worked on.

COURT. Q. In the course of that night, were any articles lost, which in the trade would be called watch-movements? A. Yes.

CHARLES STRACHAN. On the morning of the 23rd of December, 1825, I received notice that my workshop had been robbed - I went down immediately, and missed fourteen watch-movements; the value of what I lost was upwards of 100l. - I sent to the Mansion-house for an officer- I had the locks examined, and endeavoured to trace the property. In the month of May following I received information, and went to search the prisoner's house, in Bell-lane, Spitalfields - Stafford was with me, also fortune and Foster, two officers, who are both dead; we went between ten and eleven o'clock, I think, on Sunday morning; the officers knocked at the door, and gained admittance immediately - it was opened by the prisoner's wife; she said her husband was not at home, and begged we would take a seat in the parlour, as she expected him in every minute to breakfast - breakfast was on the table in the parlour we went into; the things did not appear to have been used - we sat down for some time, I think full a quarter of an hour, expecting the return of the prisoner; I then told the officers I began to be impatient, and we began to search the lower room first, and looked under the bed; we found nothing there - we then went up to a door on the left-hand side of the stairs at the top of the house; it was fastened with a padlock outside - we were there about ten minutes, when the prisoner came up, and asked what we wanted there, and who I was; I told him my name, and said I was told that some movements I had lost were in his possession, and I begged he would let me look into that room, among his watches, to see if there were any of ours - he put his hand to his pockets, felt, and said he would go down and get the key, and show me his watches; I stood at the door for a few minutes, and as the prisoner did not come, I went

into the adjoining room, but left Mr. Stafford at the door, with orders not to leave it; in about ten minutes the prisoner's father came and said his son was gone to find the key - I agreed to wait twenty minutes longer; I took out my watch - it wanted twenty minutes to twelve o'clock, and I agreed to wait till twelve; while I and the officers were waiting, Mr. Stafford cried out, "Officers, officers, some one is breaking into this room;" the officers then broke open that room door instantly; I had not then heard any noise myself, but when the officers broke open that door. I heard the lime dropping from the cieling on the floor - I went into the room with the two officers and Mr. Stafford; the room was full of lime-dust, and there was a large aperture in the cieling - some of the plaster had fallen down, and some was falling; we searched, and I found five of my movements; I have two in my pocket now - I never saw the prisoner again till he was in custody; these movements were in a jewellery-case on the table, immediately under the aperture, covered with lime dust - I told the officer to open it.

COURT. Q.Then we are distinctly to understand that the prisoner never came up again? A. No - I never saw him till he was in custody; I lost watch-movements that night.

MR. CURWOOD. Q. Produce what you found? A. These are them - they were in cases when I found them, but not when I lost them; I can identify my own movements, and swear to them with positiveness - these two are of my manufacture, and were part of those stolen on that night; I have no doubt about them.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. I take it for granted, these must have gone through many hands, to have cases and glasses, and the works fixed in? A. Yes, I should think they had - the name of "Dwerrihouse and Carter, London," was not on the movements we lost; we did not lose any watch - we do not call them watches till they are in cases; I cannot say that I had seen them the night before they were lost, but I must have seen them within a day or two, and given them to my workmen - I believe I had marked and numbered them all with my own hand; I find my own numbers on these movements - here is No. 11, 124 under the bottom, endeavoured to be erased, but it is perfectly distinct to me with this magnifying glass- I cannot see them without the glass; here is part of another movement with No. 11,487 on it - it was about five months after I missed these that I found them; from the state in which they were in on my premises, they must have gone through a glass-man's, a case-maker, a gilder, and another person's hands, before they were fit for sale; I do not swear to every part of the movements, but to those parts which are attached to those that have the numbers on them; I do not recollect whether any of them had the numbers more distinct than this one has - the prisoner had not returned when they broke open the door, that I had seen; we did not wait any longer than while we searched the house, which took nearly an hour - I did not go to the house again to see if he returned; I believe he was not taken up till 1827 - I had a warrant to search the house, but not to apprehend him; the officers had instructions to take him from me, but I cannot tell where he was; I kept these movements in the state I found them for some time, and then sold them to friends, who have since delivered them up to me; I am not quite certain who I sold No. 11,487 to, but I believe to Mr. Enderby, perhaps a year ago - it was in 1829, but I retained that part of the movement with the number on it, and this other part with" James Gibson , London," on it; I never austained a loss of this kind before - Fortune brought them away, and they were delivered to me after the prisoner had escaped, by Miller; he has a perfect one, which has not been in my possession since.

MR. CURWOOD. Q. Are you certain these individual pieces were found at the prisoner's house? A. Yes, I can, as a watch-maker, be certain of the number on this one, not withstanding the erasure - they had the name of James McCabe on them when they were lost; it is very possible to erase that, and put Dwerrihouse on them; one number might be erased, and another put on.

COURT. Q. Are not the names frequently altered? A. Not in my concern.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Do not you know it is a common custom for pawnbrokers and watchmakers of inferior ability, to put other names on them? A. We often find our names on them.

JURY. Q. Is not Dwerrihouse dead? A. I did not know him, but I have heard so - I belive the house carries on business in his name.

JAMES STAFFORD. I accompanied the last witness to the prisoner's house in May, 1826 - I was waiting at the door of the upper room; I heard a noise as of stuff falling from the cieling - I gave the alarm, and the door was instantly opened; the lime-dust was flying about, and there was a large hole in the cieling - we found the five watches there; I am a workman of the prosecutor's, and from the state in which I saw them I could swear to the movements - I knew them positively to be my master's, and the same which had been stolen.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you go up to the cieling to see if any one was there then? A. No - the hole was not large enough for a man to get through; we found no person in the house who could have made that hole - I looked up, but saw no man; if there had been a man breaking in at the time I was there, I must have seen him - I did not see any cat there; there was time for a man to get away over the roof of the house.

SAMUEL MILLER. I have one movement complete.

MR. STRACHAN. This is one which we lost.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave it totally to my counsel.

GUILTY . Aged 45. Judgment Respited .

Reference Number: t18300708-141

1400. ISAAC SOLOMON was again indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April, in the 8th year of the reign of George the 4th , 1 watch, value 8l. , the goods of Joseph Armstrong .

JAMES LEA . I am an officer. The prosecutor in this case has gone to the East Indies.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-142

1401. ELEANOR FAULKNER was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of August , 6 tables, value 6l.; 4 beds, value 20l., and 4 carpets, value 4l. , the goods of Edward Parr .

MR. CURWOOD conducted the prosecution.

EDWARD PARR. In 1819 I had a furnished house in St. Mary-axe ; I did not live there, but left it in the care

of the prisoner - she was to pay attention to the house, as she had done as my servant for two or three years; I had a good opinion of her. On a Wednesday in August in that year, I had occasion to leave town - I think on the 18th; I returned on the Tuesday after - I went to this house; I found it shut up, and the furniture was gone - after I had extricated myself from the King's Bench prison, I found where the furniture was gone, but I did not find the prisoner for a length of time; I endeavoured to find her, and offered 20l. reward - I at last found her in a lodging-house in Sutton-street, Soho-square; I went to her, and asked what she had done with the furniture she had taken from my house in St. Mary-axe - she told me it was an unfair question; I went for an officer, but she was then denied; I found her again on the 12th of June last year, at a lodging-house in Winslow-street, Oxford-street, and gave her in charge - the furniture was really mine; I bought the greater part of it - she had no authority to dispose of any part of it; she was nothing more than my servant.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. What sort of a house was it? A. The same sort as the one I found the prisoner in; I was in trouble about a licensed house, where soldiers were quartered - I was fined 500l.; I am separated from my wife, but did not make over the furniture to her - I have no person here, of whom I bought any part of it; the prisoner arrested me and sent me to the King's Bench about 1819, and in 1820 I surrendered; I put in her claim as a disputed debt; I only recollect seeing her once in the presence of Mary Hughes, between 1819 and the time I apprehended her - I do not know Mary Roberts; I know Daniel Chatterton - I cannot recollect seeing her in his presence; I know she had a son - I did not see her in his presence; I never went to solicit her to interfere with my wife to give me some money to keep me from starving - I was in trouble thirty years ago, and was honourably acquitted in the other Court; it was something about a man taking some boots, and I happened to be in his company - I was charged with robbing a washer-woman, but proved I did no such thing; I was in gaol, but cannot tell where - I have been in Newgate, Clerkenwell, Tothill-fields, and Giltspur-street.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-143

1402. JOHN CRAWLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 21 lbs. weight of lead, value 3s., the goods of James Sharpe Thornton , his master .

ROBERT TROW . I am servant to Mr. James Sharpe Thornton, a builder , of Shepherd's-market, May-fair. The lead was stolen from a new house, in Tudor-place -I was employed as out-door foreman at the job; this lead had been cut up at the shop, and was sent there to me - the prisoner was employed there as a plumber's labourer; he left at six o'clock - at seven o'clock I locked up the place, and was going home when I saw him going into a plumber's-shop with some lead on his shoulder - I waited for his coming out; it was a glass-door, and he saw me - I beckoned him out and asked if he worked for those persons he took the lead to - he said he had not taken any; I said I would see - I knocked at the door, and the lead was in the scale; this is it - I know it; he had no right to carry it away.

Prisoner. I did not take it from the building - a man told me to take it there, which I did; it was given me in Green-street, Grosvenor-square.

SOPHIA PERRY. The prisoner brought the lead to our shop on the 21st of June, put it into the scale, and walked out.

GUILTY . Aged 49. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-144

1403. JAMES PRESTON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , 12 live tame fowls, price 36s. , the property of William Orchard .

DANIEL HEALY. I am a Police-constable. On the 10th of June, between four and five o'clock in the morning, I fell in with the prisoner in Hornsey-road - he had a bag and a basket; I asked how many fowls he had - he said ten; I met my brother officer - he asked him if he had any more fowls; he said No, but he took two more out of his pockets - the prisoner was about one mile and a half from the prosecutor's when I met him.

WILLIAM HOLT . I was with Healey - I found two fowls in the prisoner's pockets, one dead, and one alive; those in the basket were all alive; we found this wrench, which the boards of the fowl-house had been broken off with.

JAMES POWELL . I am servant to Mr. William Orchard , a solicitor . His house is at Hornsey - these fowls are all his, and were locked up at half-past seven o'clock the night before, in a hen-roost, and the next morning, at half-past five I went to feed them; the hen-house had been broken open - the boards had been broken down by this instrument; I saw it fitted to the place.

Prisoner's Defence. I had travelled a good way the day before; I laid down, and fell asleep - about three o'clock I awoke - I came into the road and overtook a man with this basket; he said, "I will pay you to carry this to such a place, in Brick-lane."

GUILTY . Aged 68. - Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18300708-145

1404. CHARLES WILLINGALE was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , 4 sovereigns, 1 crown, 2 half-crowns, and 15s. , the monies of William Hawton .

WILLIAM HAWTON . I am a broker ; the prisoner was my man. On the 14th of June I levied a distress on Mr. Clark, No. 11, Mount-row, for Mr. Gardner, for 5l. 5s.; I left the prisoner in possession - he has not paid me the money.

THOMAS CLARK . I owed 5l. 5s.; the property was mine, and when I came home I paid the rent to the prisoner, who was there, and he went away - I gave him four sovereigns and 25s. in silver; he gave me a receipt on the warrant - I paid him to get rid of him; (read.)

WILLIAM HAWTON . He was not authorized to receive the money, but only to take care of the property; I told him Mr. Clark would no doubt come and settle with me.

Prisoner's Defence. He insisted upon my taking the money, and I unfortunately lost it; I had been all day without any food - I did not know the amount; I packed it up close: I happened to get a little drunk, and my head got a little confused - it got through the pocket of my trousers; I did not like to write - I was afraid of being punished.

GUILTY . Aged 29. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-146

1405. WILLIAM LILLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 crown, 1 shilling, and 1 sixpence, the monies of Joseph Tubb , his master .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

JOSEPH TUBB. I am a baker , and live in Hatton-wall . The prisoner had been in my employ since the 20th of November; I marked this money, and put it into my till at half-past eight o'clock on Saturday night - I saw the prisoner take the crown-piece from the till, while he was giving change for a half-quartern loaf; the customer gave him a shilling, and he should have given 8d. in change - he kept the crown in his hand for a minute, and then hid it under some dust; this is it - it is marked; this shilling and sixpence were laying on it, but I cannot swear to them -I spoke to the prisoner; he said I knew best - I sent for an officer; we searched his box - I found 103l. in sovereigns and half-sovereigns, and two 5s. pieces; I gave him 16s. a week, but for about six weeks past 17s., a Saturday night's supper, and a Sunday's dinner - he found himself the rest, except lodging.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. When did you come to the shop? A. I took it of Mr. Robinson in November; the prisoner had been in his service, and I kept him on - I had not marked any money before this; this crown-piece was found on the sack in his absence - no one but me saw him take it; nothing had passed about my putting a piece of lead to the bread scale - the lead was not in the scale; I do not use it now - I have done so, but not to cheat my customers; I have not used it this fortnight - it was merely put to see how heavy my bread came from the oven; I never had any complaint made on the subject; I know a Mr. James Boyce - I had a good character with the prisoner.

HENRY BERESFORD. I am a Police-officer. I was sent for, and took the prisoner; Mr. Tubb and him were in the shop - he asked the prisoner why he took the money; he said, "You know best;" I merely asked him if he had done it, and he gave me the same answer - that Mr. Tubb knew best.

Witnesses for the Defence.

MARY STOKES . I am the wife of William Stokes, and the prisoner is my brother. Before he went to Mr. Robinson's he lived with my husband; he then had a guinea a week, and went on the same terms to Mr. Robinson - I saw about 30l. in his possession; he was a frugal, good, sober lad - I supposed he was saving money, and that he had a great deal more then; he had notes.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How long is it since be left you? A. About twelve months - it is about seven years since I saw the 30l., when he first came to us; I have never seen any of his money since - I had nothing to do with his box; he was employed in minding one shop, and I looked after the other; he left because Mr. Stokes gave up the shop - he was with us about six years.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q.When did he come from the country? A. Seven years ago, and then he showed me the 30l. - he had the care of one of our shops; that required a higher rate of wages than a mere journeyman - my husband sold that business to Mr. Robinson.

SOPHIA BOYCE. My husband is a baker in the employ of Mr. Tubb. I have known the prisoner three years -I had the care of his things from October till April; I had to go to his box to put away his clothes - I have seen money to the amount of 80l. or 90l.; I took him the key of his box, and said I was surprised he should leave his money loose - he said he did not know it was loose.

COURT. Q.Was this while he lived with Mr. Tubb? A. No, before.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-147

1406. THOMAS RICHARDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 7 pieces of woollen cloth, containing 16 yards, value 13l.; 2 yards of silk, value 6s.; 1 coat-body, value 10s., and the materials for 1 pair of trousers, value 4s., the goods of Thomas Wilcox , his master .

THOMAS WILCOX . I am a tailor , and live in Bedford-street, Bedford-row . The prisoner was my journeyman , and had been so for five weeks. On the 1st of June, I found him sitting on a board under which was a piece of cloth, which certainly should not have been there - I then sent for an officer, and missed the articles stated; the next day some of it was found at the pawnbroker's, and some at his lodging.

WILLIAM BAKER ASHTON. I searched the prisoner's lodging, in a court near Tottenham-court-road; I found this piece of silk, this cloth, these materials for a pair of trousers, this body of a coat, and these duplicates.

JOHN BRICKELL. I am a pawnbroker. I have four remnants of cloth, and some kerseymere, pawned by the prisoner, on the 31st of May - I gave him this duplicate.

JOHN HUGHES. I am a pawnbroker. I have two yards of black cloth, pawned by the prisoner - I gave this duplicate.

JOSIAH PEARCE. I am a pawnbroker. I have three yards of black cloth pawned with me - I do not know by whom; I gave the person this duplicate.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He found a piece of cloth in the rags, which I knew nothing of - I brought part of these things from Portsmouth.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-148

1407. WILLIAM JOHNSON was indicted for bigamy .

WILLIAM DORAN . Sarah Dilbey came to the shop where I worked, on the 21st of April, 1828, and asked if I would give her away to the prisoner, who worked in the same shop, for Mr. Richardson, a coach-maker, in the City-road; the prisoner worked as a smith there - I went to Clerkenwell church, and gave her away; they were married in my presence - I had not known her till that day; she called herself Sarah Dilbey - they lived together as man and wife for a short time; I understood that her father, brothers and sisters wished her to leave him - she was a bricklayer's daughter; I believe they lived together about a week.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. How long had you known the prisoner? A. Five or six years - I had not seen Dilbey till two hours before they were married; we had a glass of rum each before we went to church- I did not know she was in the family way then, but I have been given to understand since that she was.

COURT. Q. Is she now living? A. Yes, I saw her about three weeks ago.

JOSEPH PENNY. I am parish-clerk of St. James', Clerkenwell. On the 21st of April, 1828, William Johnson and Sarah Dilbey were married by the Rev. Francis Dolman , by banns in the presence of William Doran and Mary Burton; here is the register of the marriage.

MARTHA BLAINEY . I am twenty-two years of age. I was in Islington poor-house - the prisoner requested me to come out and live with him, which I did for three weeks; he then left me for six months, and I never saw him, but I met a person who said he wanted to see me, and I went to the Blue-coat Boy and met him - we were married at St. Botolph, Aldersgate , on the 2nd of February in this year; he called himself Thomas Bucklin - he left me soon afterwards; I went at twelve o'clock one Saturday night, to the Blue-coat Boy, and desired him to come home - he kicked me in a violent manner; I was very ill in consequence of it - he said, "Don't you remember my telling you of a young man marrying such a person?" I said, Yes - he said, "It was me;" I was obliged to go to the hospital, through his ill usage, and then I brought him here.

Cross-examined. Q.Had you not made some acquaintance which he did not approve? A.There were some persons in Field-lane - I lived with the prisoner three weeks, and married him six months afterwards.

EDMUND GARDNER . I am sexton of St. Botolph, Aldersgate. I produce the marriage-register. On the 2nd of February, 1830, Thomas Bucklin, batchelor, and Martha Blainey were married by banns, by the Rev. William Trollope , in presence of William Blainey and Harriet Blainey.

MILES STANDLEY. I am a Police-constable. I took the prisoner in Middlesex, on the 4th of June.

Prisoner's Defence. I worked for Mr. Richardson along with Doran; a young woman called, and asked for William Johnson - I said I did not know such a person, but there was a young man set on to work that day; I showed him to her - she said that was not the man; she said, "We were to be married this morning;" I said,"I wish it was my chance" - she then took us to a public-house, and we had some rum; as to being married I know nothing at all about it - she went to her father with Doran; I stopped at the public-house till eight o'clock - I then went towards her father's to meet her; she went home to her place in Northampton-square, as she was not to leave for a fortnight - she then came to the shop one dinner time, and asked me to come home to dinner; I was surprised, as I did not know she had any apartment - I went home, and staid with her three days; I found she was in the family-way - we then parted.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

MARTHA BLAINEY. He associated with the worst of characters, common thieves - I saw him run away with a gentleman's bundle at the Blue-coat Boy.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-149

1407. MICHAEL BATEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of John Harding , from his person; and that he had been previously convicted of felony .

JAMES HARDING . I am a clerk in the Excise. On the 29th of May I was on Tower-hill , about eleven o'clock in the morning; I felt my handkerchief taken from my pocket; I turned quickly, and saw the prisoner trying to conceal it - he had not got it all in his hand; he put his hand behind him, but the corner blew out - I saw it; it had been removed from my pocket.

GEORGE SWALE . I took the prisoner, and have the handkerchief.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I took a walk on Tower-hill - the gentleman accused me of this, and pushed me into a shop; I said I had not the handkerchief - he saw it in another man's hand, and let him go about his business; I never had it.

JAMES ROBERTS . I am constable. I have a certificate of the conviction of the prisoner, on the 10th of September, in the 10th year of the late King's reign - he had two months' imprisonment; I was in Court, and am certain he is the person.

GUILTY . Aged 17. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18300708-150

1409. JOHN WITHERS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 2 dead ducks, value 5s. , the goods of William Head .

WILLIAM HEAD . I am a poulterer , and live in Avery-road, Marylebone . I lost two ducks on the 7th of June.

WILLIAM FORD . I live next door to the prosecutor. I saw the prisoner take the ducks off the shelf, and run on to Princes-street.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Was any one in the shop? A. No - I was in a cart loading dung; I could see into the shop - he got out of my sight with them; he was a stranger.

WILLIAM HOWARD . I was coming by the shop, and heard this witness say the man had stolen two ducks - I followed him across Church-street, and into a field; he took up a stone, said he would break my head with it, and give me a good threshing - I looked back to see if any one was coming; he then went through a house, and I followed him - he then went through another house, and threw down the ducks; a person came out and took him.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you lose sight of him? A. Yes - he was a stranger.

THOMAS JONES . I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge with two dead ducks, which I showed the prosecutor, who claimed them.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that he was intoxicated, and unconscious of having committed the offence.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18300708-151

1410. MORGAN WILCOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , 5 locks, value 5s.; 8 lbs. weight of lead, value 4s., and 1 brass cock, value 6d., the goods of John Woodcock Fisher , being fixed to a building; against the Statute , &c.

THOMAS WITHEN . I was on duty on Tuesday morning, the 29th of June, and met the prisoner in Vittoria-street, Islington, with a bag; I asked what it contained - he said locks; I found it was five locks, and four pieces of leaden pipe - I took him to the watch-house, and found on him four skeleton-keys, two screw-drivers, and a little saw; I found the prosecutor's house at No. 24, Vittoria-place -

one of the skeleton-keys fitted the door of the house; I fitted these locks to the different doors, and have no doubt they belonged to them - the pipes exactly fitted the other pipe left there.

RICHARD SMART. Mr. John Woodcock is the holder of this house - I collect the rents for him. My man fitted these locks to the doors - I matched this pipe, and it fits exactly; I had seen it all safe a day or two before - I have tried these keys; I believe they will open any lock.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that he was a locksmith, and the locks had been given him to repair by a shopmate whom he had met.

GUILTY . Aged 26. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-152

Third London Jury. - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1411. JAMES PIKE was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of February , 100 lbs. weight of blister-plaster, value 20l., and 50 lbs. weight of pil. colocynth, with aloes, value 20l., the goods of Henry Field and another, his masters ; and JOHN MONKHOUSE was indicted for feloniously receiving 40 lbs. weight of blister-plaster, value 8l., and 22 lbs. weight of pil. colocynth, with aloes, value 8l. 16s., and part of the above goods, well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statute , &c.; and DANIEL DUCK was indicted for feloniously receiving 60 lbs. weight of blister-plaster, value 12l., and 28lbs. weight of pil. colocynth, with aloes, value 11l. 4s., the other part of the above goods, well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statute , &c.

MESSRS. ADOLPHUS and PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

HENRY HENNELL. I am a chemical operator at Apothecaries'-hall - Mr. Henry Field is treasurer . Pike was a labourer there on the 18th of February, and had been there many years; Mr. Field is a member of the Company, and one of the particular proprietors of these articles - they have lost a large quantity of blister plaster; I know that by taking stock on the 25th of June - we do not exactly know whether any colocynth was missing, but the quantity made, and the quantity sold do not at all correspond - I have seen a quantity of blister-plaster since, which from the particular size and weight of each parcel, I believe to be the property of the Company; they are in parcels of 1 lb. each, and from that, and the length of the cylinder into which they are rolled, I believe them to be theirs; they could have been taken in February last - Pike left the service about six weeks back; he had been fourteen or fifteen years employed in the laboratory making up these things - both the blister-plaister and the colccynth were kept in the department in which he was particularly employed - the blister-plaister was made up in 1 lb. rolls; the ordinary practice of the drug trade is to do it up in - lb. rolls - there is a particular gauge in the use of the company; they are always of one length - the pil. colocynth costs the Company 10s. a lb., the selling price is 13s. or 14s. - the blister-plaister costs us 4s., we sell it at 5s.; I do not know what they are sold at in other shops.

Cross-examined by MR. STURGEON. Q. You say it is sold in 1 lb. rolls? A. Yes; I have made inquiry, and have not found any other druggists who sell it so - I am not sure that our's is not a common gauge; but if a particular cylinder corresponds with a particular gauge, I consider it is the same - I do not know whether the general appearance of all blister-plaister is alike; we use a particular sieve, and from the general appearance of this pil. colocynth, I believe it is that made at the hall; it is precisely similar in appearance and texture - I may be mistaken, but every tradesman can tell the articles he has manufactured; I do not manufacture this, but it is made under my eyes - I believe it is very of ten made in this way; there is no recipe in the "London Pharmacopoe" for it; I have tasted it - it is excessively bitter, but I am not putting bitterness as the test; I have no other means of ascertaining it.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q. Is not the Apothecharies' Company a chartered Company? A. Yes - this is not the property of the Company, but of Mr. Field and others, and they have all the profit to themselves; they supply themselves with articles from the same market as all other druggists - there is nothing peculiar in the article sold to them; other druggists make the same article, and some with the same ingredients, but the different manner of manipulation would make a difference- no two persons would proceed about any operation in precisely the same manner; the blister plaister is in 1 lb. rolls, and in a particular cylinder - we never sell the colocynth in large quantities, always in small quantities; it is entirely an article of retail trade - many druggists sell cheaper than we do.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. Do you never sell it wholesale? A. Yes, sometimes - the Company supply gentlemen who are members, and would supply them in pounds; there is nothing particular in the manufacture of this - the ingredients may be precisely the same; all colocynth would be bitter, but that I have seen elsewhere is of a darker colour, approaching to black - except when exposed to the air, ours is of a dark olive green; I have no means of knowing how long this has been made - time will not have an effect on the colour through the whole mass; if it had been kept a long time it would not go through - part of our colocynth had no doubt been made two or three years, but it would in the interior be the same colour as if fresh made; if some of ours had been made three years, and some of another person's, they would still differ in the texture - the mode of grinding and sifting would make a difference; doubtless others might make it of the same texture as we do - no apothecary makes blister-plaister as we do, but druggists make it of the same materials, or they ought to do so; I have seen other blister-plaister - I believe it is not the practice of other druggists to use any gauge at all, but to roll out their blister-plaister; I cannot tell the exact length of our gauge - other druggists might get such a one.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. If you saw a thing miraculously the same, you would not know the difference? A. No; we generally roll the blister-plaister in white demy paper, but that is not exclusively used by the Company; Mr. Henry Field is one of the Company, and there are other partners; there was some blister-plaister done up in blotting-paper by mistake.

GEORGE AINGER . I am a porter in the employ of the Apothecaries' Company, and have been so for seven years; I

was in the same department with Pike - it was part of his business to make up the blister-plaster and pil. colocynth; the plaster was generally done up in white demy; there was a mistake about two years ago, and it was done up in blotting-paper or filtering-paper - I think about 60lbs. were so wrapped up; I never knew any instance of their being so wrapped up but that - Pike was then in the employ; there were two gauges used, but the length of them was never altered, they were kept uniformly the same - there was no change in the measure; the pil. colocynth was generally sold in pounds - I should think we never sold 13 ozs. - it is wrapped in a bladder-skin; this is 1 lb. of plaster.

Cross-examined by MR STURGEON. Q.What is your reason for thinking they never sell 13ozs.? A.Because it is an odd number; I am not in the selling department - this demy paper is commonly used by apothecaries, this filtering paper is particular.

Cross-examined by MR CRESWELL. Q. Let me look at the ganges? A. These are them - any boy might cut out such.

MARY ANN PEACOCK . My husband has been transported by the prosecution of a gentleman named Ellis - I know Pike. In consequence of something that transpired on my husband's trial, I felt it my duty, and it was my husband's wish, that I should make a communication to the Apothecaries' Company; I have known Pike three years, he was in the habit of coming very frequently to my husband's house; we had a servant named Sheen, she had an opportunity of seeing him come there; I have a son named Phineas, he saw him come there - Henry Jago had an opportunity of seeing some of the prisoners in our intercourse with them; I know James Chapman - Pike used to come to my husband's three or four times a week generally, he brought plaster and pil. colocynth in a white paper covering in his pocket - he generally tore the covering off; he never hesitated in saying that he got these things from Apothecaries' Hall - Pike generally brought half a dozen rolls of blister-plaster at a time, I suppose 4 cwt. in all, and a great quantity of the pil. colocynth, I cannot tell how much - I know Monkhouse and Duck; we have had dealings with Monkhouse very frequently, and have sold him drugs of all descriptions - I employed Jago to take a parcel to Duck and one to Monkhouse; Jago was at that time in possession for King's taxes in my husband's house - Monkhouse has come very frequently, but not for the last two years; I know his son - he has sent him for plaster, which he had bought - he told us he would send his son for it, and his son has come accordingly; I have seen Monkhouse and my husband together, and have heard my husband tell him that the plister-plaster came from Apothecaries'-hall; I do not know whether any one else heard it except the servant in passing through the room;

Thomas Jolly was here called to prove the service of a notice upon Monkhouse in prison, for the production of certain account books, but he had not personally served it.

(Witness in continuation.) - I went with my husband to Monkhouse generally every day for four or five years; he did not ostensibly keep any druggist's-shop - we went into their living room, and then Monkhouse would take them up stairs to a private room; he gave 4s. per lb. for the pil. colocynth, but the last lot was 15lbs. for which he paid but 30s. - I was not there then; he paid several prices for the plaster, the outside price was half a crown a pound; I have known him to buy it at 1s. 10d.; I was present when these articles were found at Monkhouse's - I heard them count forty-three rolls of the blister-plaster - it was the same sort I had seen my husband take there, and the same house; the plaster was found in a box, and some of the pills tied up in a bundle, and some in a jar - the box was under several other boxes in the left-hand room on the first floor, the pil. colocynth was in the same place; I have known Duck nine or ten years - I have been to his house, and taken him plister-plaster and pil. colocynth; we got the same price for them of him, half a crown and 4s. - Duck I believe was apprenticed to a druggist, and he kept a shop; we have taken all sorts of drugs to him and to Monk-house; when my husband was in prison I went to Monk-house, and stated the situation my husband was in, and he gave me 10s. for him; I went to Duck and told him, he promised me some money, but did not send it - I then sent Mr. Chapman, the Stepney carrier, and received 5l. from him; my husband was in the Apothecaries' Company -Duck called on us some years ago, just as he opened his shop - my husband was not at home; he said if my husband did not send him the goods according to his promise, he would go to Apothecaries'-hall, and tell the gentleman what Peacock was doing; I remember when Duck used to take these things, he said he could recommend them to any surgeon as he knew they were genuine, for they came from Apothecaries'-hall; I remember going with my husband and Jago to Duck in February last - we took 18lbs. of the pil. colocynth in a covered basket - Jago carried it, and I went with my husband; I saw my husband go into his house, and I waited till he came out with the basket empty - this was on a Sunday morning; he brought the money out - he had no money when he went in.

COURT. Q. When was your husband sentenced to transportation? A. The Session before last, he was a chemist and druggist, and lived in Thames-street.

Cross-examined by MR. STURGEON. Q. You have said Pike always confessed that he took the goods from Apothecaries'-hall? A. Not every time, he did several times; he lived at the hall - my husband used to say, "Here is Pike come from the hall;" Pike used to say he had brought so and so - he has mentioned Apothecaries'-hall in my hearing; he has said he brought the blister-plaster and the pil. colocynth from there - I never asked Pike to give me 50l. - I did not think he was worth it; I did not think by bringing him here I should get my husband off; I have done it at my husband's wish, that we should give up one of the parties - I knew they were the goods of the Apothecaries' Company; I never had any money, nor had any offered me - I have known him two or three years, and he has brought these things backwards and forwards to our house - we were the intermediate messengers to the other parties; there were other persons used to come, but I have given up all the gentlemen wished.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q. Your husband was a regular chemist and druggist? A. Yes; we sold to two or three other persons besides the prisoner; Duck is a chemist and druggist - he has practised as such, and lately, through Peacock, he has been able to get up very

much; I did not tell of this till my husband was transported - I should not have done it now had it not have been for him; I was aware of his guilty practices - I told it by his desire: I have not bought any since he was away; I can go to my husband at any time - I do not want to buy goods to follow him.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q.Monkhouse has frequently come toy our house to deal? A. Yes, but he has not come to the house the last two years, his son has a few times; he did not keep a druggist's-shop - I have known him four or five years: I have seen these goods in his place- I believe he dealt in all kinds of articles, a general dealer; my husband has dealt in other articles - he has bought goods of Monkhouse; I do not know what price my husband gave him - I do not know that my husband has returned him goods if they did not suit; I do not know that Monkhouse has sent back 30lbs. of goods as not approved of - I think if he had I should have heard it; there was, I believe, very little but what I knew.

PHINEAS PEACOCK. I am nine years of age. I was examined before the Grand Jury; I go to church, and know I must tell the truth. I know all the prisoners - I have seen Pike bring things to my father's house; he brought pilacochia and blister-plaster - the other men have come there; I have gone with my father to Duck's, and to Monkhouse's.

Cross-examined by MR. STURGEON. Q. How do you know it was pilacochia? A. My father told me so.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q. Do you know where the things were got from? A. No; I was taken up for presenting a cheque at a banker's.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. How lately have you seen Monkhouse there? A. Since Christmas.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Who sent you with that cheque? A. My father; I was taken before the Lord Mayor, and set at liberty a week afterwards.

HENRY JAGO . I am a porter. I know Monkhouse, but not Duck. On the 28th of February I carried a parcel of pilacochia to Duck's, but I did not go in - Peacock and his wife went with me; it was in a little basket; Peacock went into the house which they called Duck's, and took the basket; Mrs. Peacock and I staid outside - Peacock brought out the basket empty; I carried it part of the way home - Peacock put his hand into his pocket when he came out, and showed some silver and two pieces of gold; he said he had no money when he went in.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q. Was the basket so heavy that you were obliged to carry it? A. I went to the shop, but did not go in; it was a doctor's-shop - I never went to his shop to tell him if he had any thing improperly come by, to put it out of the way; I do not recollect ever seeing him.

MARY SHEEN . I was servant to Peacock for two years and three months; I left nearly twelve months ago. I knew Pike - he was a working man at Apothecaries'-hall; he used to bring blister-plaster to Peacock's, and two kinds of pills - one blue pill and the other pil. colocynth; Monkhouse used to come and buy the drugs which came to the house; Peacock told him they came from Apothecaries'-hall - there was no certain time for Monkhouse's coming; he came at all times, sometimes in the morning, and sometimes noon or evening - he bought goods, and sometimes took them, or his son came for them, and sometimes Mr. or Mrs. Peacock took them; I never went with any - I never heard Peacock tell Monkhouse that Pike brought them; I have seen money pass between Peacock and Monkhouse - I did not know Duck; sometimes if Mr. Peacock was going out he would say to me,"Mary, here is so much money - if Pike comes give it to him," and I did.

Cross-examined by MR. STURGEON. Q. How do you know that Pike brought blue pills and pil. colocynth? A. He told me so; Monkhouse used to buy drugs, and so did others, but I only want to speak of him now.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q.Peacock carried on a large business? A. Yes, and had several persons dealing with him - I have seen him deal with other persons - I have taken goods to other houses, and I have seen money pass.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. He bought of other people besides Pike, and sold to others beside Monkhouse? A. Yes - he kept no shop; his name was not on the door.

MR. JOHN ELLIS. I am a druggist, and live in Thames-street. The price of blister-plaster last year was 4s. 6d. or 5s. 6d. a lb. if sold in large quantities - I should think that a low price; I never bought any at Apothecaries'-hall: we make but little pil. colocynth, but I should think the value of this was about 12s. per lb.; we make the blister-plaster in pounds and half-pounds, generally in pounds; I went last Wednesday fortnight to search the premises of Monkhouse - it is quite a private house, no appearance of business; just as we were coming away we found a quantity of blister-plaster - he was not at home at the time; we searched the back yard and the shed - we then went up stairs, and found a room, with a variety of drugs, opium, scammonia, and other drugs, and 40lbs. or 50lbs. of blister-plaster in a box, under some other boxes; I heard Monkhouse say he bought it of the East India Company, at some of their sales - I think he did not give any other account, except of some opium, which I suspected from its quality to be mine; I saw a book on a desk on the right-hand side, containing various entries - one was some opium at 14s., and the letter P. on it, and one was "Peacock, March 3, 1. 9s." - I should think the price of isinglass was from 12s. or 14s. to 17s. 6d. at that time.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. Whether the isinglass was good or bad you do not know? A. No, nor whether it was cut or not; I saw some isinglass that was cut, but I do not know whether it was that or not - there were drugs of various descriptions; I think no other articles - it had not the appearance of a general dealer's, the room being up stairs, and a bed-room next to it; there were goods enough to allow the inference that a person dealt in these goods generally; I do not know whether he was a licensed general-dealer, but there was a desk and a book containing various entries.

Cross-examined by MR. STURGEON. Q. Then other chemists are in the habit of selling 1 lb. rolls of plaster? A. Yes, but I never saw any in this form.

COURT. Q. Do you think the maker of a mass of pills of this description, is likely to know his own manufacture? A. I should think he may, but I am not in that department.

JOHN NEWCOMB . I am an officer of Union-hall. On

the 30th of June I took a search-warrant to Monkhouse's, with the last witness and Mr. Hennell; his house is No. 16, Fair-street, Horslydown - there is no shop, nor appearance of business; he was not at home - it was about half-past eleven o'clock in the day; we searched the room down stairs, and then the back premises - we found nothing there; we then went up-stairs, to the left-hand room on the first floor - there we found a quantity of drugs, wrapped in paper, and in boxes; they were not put on shelves - there was no counter; a pair of scales were in the room which would weigh about 2lbs. - there was no shopman or boy, no customer came while I was there; we were there I should think an hour and a half - we found some blister plaster in a box, which had some parcels on it; this is the plaster - while we were there Monkhouse came in; he could see we had those things - I showed him my warrant, and asked whether he could give any account of this plaster to the gentleman with me- he said he should give it at another place; I then took him to Union-hall - I believe Mrs. Peacock's name was mentioned, but I do not recollect; here are about 22 lbs. of pil. colocynth, which I found at Monkhouse's - seven pieces were in an earthen jar, and one large piece tied up in a brown paper.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q.You say these things were concealed? A. They were in a box, and some things on it; there were many articles there - there was a desk and a book; there was no chair in the room - there were some parcels; the box was not locked - there were parcels on it, and some goods in front; I could only see a part of the box - the room was not locked; a box by the side of the desk was locked.

COURT. Q. Was there any thing like a collection of goods, except in that room? A. No.

GEORGE AINGER re-examined. Q. Are these rolls of plaster made up as such articles are made up at Apothecaries'-hall? A.They are; here are some of them done up in blotting-paper or filtering-paper - I think the other came from Apothecaries'-hall; the are gauged before the paper is put on - they fit the gauge exactly; from the softness of this pil. colocynth, and the strong smell of the oil of cloves which it has, it has every appearance of being such an articles as was made at the hall.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q.Is it not genearally made of oil of cloves? A. Yes, but it depends on the quality and quantity of the oil - the Company sell a great quantity of oil to apothecaries, but a great number of druggists draw their own oil; if they bought oil at the hall it would be the same - I have no other test but the smell of the oil, and it is possible for a chemist to make the same of the same materials.

Q. Now take this roll of plaister in your hand, and measure it by your gauge, does it not fit as near as any of the other rolls? A. It does fit as near as they do without the paper - I apprehend it always preserves the same bulk as when it is first made; I never tried - it is affected by heat and cold; heat makes it soft, and cold hardens it, but I am not aware that they affect its bulk - I have never tried that; we make them in copper pans - they are beat with a stick, and then rolled with the hand; they are commonly rolled in white demy, but some of them are in filtering paper - the one you have given me is in white demy, the same as the Company generally use.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. If a man had one of these rolls, might he not make up others like them? A. Yes, certainly - I am not aware that they expand or contract with heat or cold.

Monkhouse's Defence. I bought them in a regular way of business.

Duck's Defence. (written.) I have been brought before you on a charge of which I am wholly innocent; I was taken into custody on Saturday, and after being carried about from the Court of King's Bench to the Mansion-house, and detained several hours, I was conveyed to Newgate; I have not therefore had those proper opportunities that I ought to have had, which would have enabled me to disprove the evidence of Mrs. Peacock, and other witnesses for the prosecution, who are connected with her, and show them to you in their real character: a witness whose husband is already under sentence of transportation. I am, therefore, compelled to have recourse to such evidence on my behalf, as the immediate necessities of the moment compel me to bring forward: I have hitherto supported myself in my profession, with credit and respectability, and brought up a family, and I hope and trust that you will weigh with great caution the evidence of such persons as have been brought against me, when contrasted with those respectable men who have this day come forward on my behalf.

WILLIAM NEALE . I live in Tooley-street, and am a chemist and druggist - I have been so for fifteen years; I compound blister plaster - it is the custom of the trade to make it in half pounds generally, but sometimes in pounds; this is the usual way of making up pounds - I have dealt with Monkhouse for many years; he is a general dealer- he has bought things at the Custom-house sales; his character has been strictly honourable as far as my transactions with him have gone, no man more so, and I have heard him spoken of so by his neighbours.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You say this plaster is usually made in half-pounds, do you know how they make it at Apothecaries'-hall? A. No, I never bought any there -I do not know who made this piece, which has been put into my hands; it is usually put in white demy paper- what we usually use is outside printing demy; he is a general dealer - he deals in soy, drugs, oils and dye goods; he has lived at that house for many years - the usual way for general dealers is to have a warehouse.

MR. CRESWELL. Q.Have you bought a great many things there? A. Yes - at the back of his house there is a considerable warehouse; sometimes general dealers buy goods, and sell them again without taking them home- I should think this paper is such as is generally used.

MR. STURGEON. Q.Could you speak to the manufacture of any of your articles? A. No.

JAMES REYNOLDS . I am a general dealer - my warehouse is No. 7, Holborn-bridge, but I reside nearly opposite Astley's Theatre - I have known Monkhouse fifteen years; he is a general dealer , and buys almost all sorts of articles - I have bought a great many things of him, and seen him buy a great many; he is a very honest upright man - he has attended sales at the Custom-house and Excise; I believe he is a licensed dealer in tea, pepper, and coffee.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q.What did he deal in? A. Any articles he thought bargains; he has dealt in cheese, butter, pork, brandy, gin, rum, vinegar and pepper - I have known him deal in these within the last two months; I be

lieve he has dealt less in drugs than almost any thing - I have bought bread, and tons of butter and biscuit at his house.

PIKE - GUILTY . Aged 45.

MONKHOUSE - GUILTY . Aged 50.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

DUCK - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-153

Second Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1412. JOHN COWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of June , 1 fixture, (i.e.) 1 copper, value 5s., the goods of William Bowden , and 15 yards of ticking, value 5s., his property .

JOSEPH LATCHAM. I am a Police-constable. On the 23rd of June, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I met the prisoner in York and Albany-road, about a quarter of a mile from Bowden's, with this copper tied in the ticking - he said he had brought it from No. 35, Winchester-place, Pentonville, and was taking it to Compton-street, Seven-dials; that his master had bought it over night, and he was obliged to be at home by five o'clock in the morning - I detained him; he then said he was employed by a gentleman (whom he named) in Compton-street, to carry it; I went there, and they knew nothing about him- when I came back he said he had stolen it in order to be transported; I found there were only nineteen houses in Winchester-place.

WILLIAM ECKETT . I am servant to William Bowden , who keeps the Chalk Farm tea-gardens, Hampstead-road . This copper was fixed in the wash-house, about twenty yards from the house - the sacking is part of a marque, and was taken from another room.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been out of employ three months, and sold all my clothes; I saw this copper lying in a corner, and thought it belonged to nobody - I took it up.

GUILTY . Aged 36. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-154

1413. ELIZABETH GOLDSMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 2d., and 2 sheets, value 5s., the goods of John Mills , her master .

JOHN MILLS. I keep a public-house in Edgware-road . The prisoner came into my service on the 13th of May, and last Wednesday I gave her leave to go to the dispensary, as her finger was bad - in consequence of suspicion from her peculiar manner of going out at different times, I went up to her room with my wife, and found in her box a handkerchief with two duplicates in it, one for a handkerchief, pawned the day she came to us, and the other for two sheets - there was nothing else in the box.

JOHN HUNT . I am a pawnbroker. I have a handkerchief pawned by a woman, to whom I gave this duplicate.

JAMES MOODY . I am a pawnbroker. I have a sheet pawned by the prisoner, on the 19th of May.

ALEXANDER BURGESS. I have a sheet pawned by a woman on the 19th of May - this is the duplicate I gave her.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-155

1414. JOHN McCARTHY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of July , 1 crown-piece, and 1 handkerchief, value 1d. , the property of William Hall .

SUSAN HALL . I am the wife of William Hall. On the 8th of July the prisoner lodged on the same floor as us in Paradise-walk ; I breakfasted in his room, and had a handkerchief on the chair under me, with the crown-piece tied in it; I got off the chair, and went into my room for my child's shoes - I returned in ten minutes, and it was gone; I asked his wife if she had seen it - she said No; she said she dare say her husband had it, and had put it by for fear she should spend it - he and his son James were there; after the prisoner went out, his son told me something - he had denied taking it; he went through College-walk - I and a woman followed him; he said he had not got it, and I returned home; he was taken into custody - his son brought the handkerchief from over the wall, and gave it to the prisoner, who gave it to the Policeman; I have known him four years - he sweeps a crossing, and has four children; I never knew him do wrong before.

MATTHEW REARDON . I am a Policeman. I went into the prisoner's room, and asked if he knew any thing of the crown-piece and handkerchief - he denied it, and so did his wife, but on searching him, his wife said, "Don't search him, he has spent 1s. 6d. out of it and given me the 3s. 6d.;" he then said he had taken it - I asked for the handkerchief; he said he knew nothing of that, but at last told his son to go for it - I said he should go himself; he went into the back yard, and said he had thrown it over the wall, and a little boy handed it over to him - he laid hold of the bannister; I had great difficulty to get him out of the house - he said."I spent but sixpence of it, here is a shilling."

Prisoner's Defence. I had given her a lodging for the night, and in the morning three or four pots of beer were fetched - I was looking for my children's shoes, and found a coloured piece of rag with the 5s. piece in it.

GUILTY . Aged 65. - Confined One Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-156

Before Mr. Recorder.

1415. SARAH PARKER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 5 half-crowns, and 2 shillings, the monies of William Nicholls , from the person of Elizabeth, his wife .

ELIZABETH NICHOLLS . I am the wife of William Nicholls, and live in Chapman-street , in the same room with the prisoner. I am parted from my husband - I know at seven o'clock in the morning, I had my handkerchief safe in my bosom with the money in it; I laid down on the bed, and put it under my left breast - I fell asleep, and when I awoke she said she would get the breakfast; I went to sleep and when I awoke again, my handkerchief laid on the table - she was gone and the money also; I have known her many years - I went and found her at the Old Swan, Gravel-lane, very much intoxicated I charged her with this - she laughed, and said she had not got it; I got an officer, and was in the room when she was searched, but she struck me three times -I was obliged to leave; nobody else lived in the room - it was a front room on the first floor; she was a pauper,

and the night before was sitting in the dark, and said she had not got a halfpenny to buy a candle.

CHARLES COLLENS . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner though a pair of pattens of me for 1s., on the 9th of June, between one and two o'clock, and renewed a pledge with another shilling - I saw a half-crown in her hand; she is a married woman.

BOYD SILVESTER . I belong to the Thames Police, and apprehended the prisoner; she said she did not steal the money, but if she had it she had as good a right to it as Nicholls herself, because she had cohabited with her father many years - I found only 4 1/2d. on her, but this was between four and five o'clock in the afternoon; I searched her house - she said, "You need not search there - I will tell you the truth; I will tell you where it is;" but she said nothing more - I found no money in the house, but her husband was there; he had none - I afterwards saw him quite drunk; the prosecutrix was sober.

ELIZABETH NICHOLLS . I slept in the same room with her and her husband; I slept on the chairs, and never pulled my clothes off.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that the prosecutrix was intoxicated, and had been out, at which time she might have lost the money, and that another woman had been in the room.

ELIZABETH NICHOLLS . I was quite sober when I laid down; I had been very bad for three weeks - I received the money from Mr. Gilmore, of Limehouse, at the death of my father; my husband allows me 4s. a-week.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-157

1415. EDWARD BARROW was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of July , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of John Pearson , from his person .

JOHN PEARSON . I lived servant to Mr. Collins, of St. James'-place. Last Thursday I was in James-street, Hay-market , waiting to go in to see His late Majesty's coffin - there were a great number of people there; my handkerchief was in my inside coat pocket; the prisoner stood behind me - I felt a pull at my pocket, turned round, and instantly saw his countenance change; I accused him of drawing my handkerchief - he denied it; I saw it drop from his right hand - I seized him, and took it up.

WILLIAM HARDY . I am a Policeman. I took the prisoner in charge; he said the handkerchief was never in his possession.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18300708-158

1416. MICHAEL BELL was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , 1 crown, 4 half-crowns, 4 shillings, and 2 sixpences , the monies of George Miller .

GEORGE MILLER . I keep a chandler's-shop in Eagle-street, Red Lion-square . On the 7th of July I was engaged in my parlour, sorting paper, and heard a noise in the shop - I turned round, and saw the prisoner, who was a stranger, coming from behind my counter; he was just turning the corner of the counter - I went and looked at him; he said, "D-n me, give me half a pint of beer" - I saw my till open, ran towards it, and exclaimed, "You have robbed me" - I laid hold of him; I had seen this money safe five or six minutes before: I sent for a Policeman, and told him what I had lost - he refused to be searched; he was afterwards searched in the watch-house, and a crown-piece, half a crown, a shilling, a sixpence, and some halfpence were found on him; I then ran across, went to my till, and missed those kinds of coins, and a good deal of copper - there were two sixpences in the till, which I could identify; the serjeant showed me a bent one, which I knew had been in the till - I do not know what became of the other sixpence.

Prisoner. Q.Did you not at the office say you had paid away either the crooked or bent sixpence? A. I said I lent a person 3s., and might have given him the crooked sixpence, but was certain it was not the bent one; the prisoner resisted a good deal - he said, "Let me go - you have nothing to do with me; you are not robbed."

PATRICK MYERS . I am a Police-constable, and received him in charge; I asked him to allow me to search him - he said he would not let me, and resisted; we had a tussle, and his hat fell off - I got him to the watch-house; he was searched, and a crown, five half-crowns, four shillings, and a crooked sixpence found on him, and 2s. 5d. in copper; Miller said he had lost such money, and to the best of his knowledge about that amount.

Prisoner's Defence. I got 25s. 6d. from my wife that morning, to buy a bed; I went into this man's shop for a halfpenny worth of table-beer - I knocked, and called out "Shop;" he came and ran round the counter - as he was going to draw the beer, he came and took hold of me- I walked with the officer without resistance; I am innocent of taking his money.

GUILTY . Aged 35. - Transported for Seven Years

Reference Number: t18300708-159

1417. GEORGE ARTHUR was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Henry Short , from his person .

HENRY SHORT . I am a hair-dresser , and live in Edgware road. On the 9th of June, at a quarter to eleven o'clock in the morning, I was in Paddington-market , and saw the prisoner there, in company with seven or eight others - he came behind me, and took my handkerchief out of my pocket; I felt it go, turned round, and saw him close by me - I asked him for my handkerchief, and he said he had not got it; I gave him in charge, and it was found in the flap of his trousers - he gave it me from there himself, after some time.

WILLIAM BALL . I am an officer. The prosecutor said he had been robbed, and pointed the prisoner out - he cried, said he was sorry for it, and hoped we would not be hard with him; the prosecutor had the handkerchief in his hand - he had let go of him, and pointed him out to me.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The gentleman was seeing some fowls sold - I saw the handkerchief lay at his heels, took it up, and put it into my trousers pocket; he turned round, and asked for it - I said I had not got it, and some people who saw me pick it up, told me to give it him, which I did.

GUILTY . Aged 17. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18300708-160

1418. JOSEPH CHAPPEL was indicted for bigamy . No person being present to prove the second marriage, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18300708-161

1419. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for feloniously receiving, 3 sovereigns, the monies of William Harnor , well knowing them to have been stolen .

MR. CURWOOD conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM HARNOR , JUN. I am thirteen years old, and live with my father in John's-row, St. Luke's . The prisoner is a gardener , and was acquainted with Swainson, a butcher, who lived at my uncle's, next door to my father's- I have stolen gold and silver from my father's till, and taken it to them; I gave the prisoner three sovereigns which I stole - he asked me for it; he knew I got it from the till - it was about five weeks ago.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Have you been talking to any body about the evidence you were to give? A. No - I have not talked to my father about it, I am sure- I only told him of it when it broke out that I had done it.

Q. What is the reason you took the three sovereigns out of the till, for the prisoner? A. He had a summons - I began to rob my father three months ago; he flogged me about nine months ago, but that was my own money - that is since Christmas; it was my own money I had spent - my father thought it was his; I spent 1d. at a time; my father afterwards questioned the servant, and found I had drawn it from him; I had money given me by several people - my father said I had stolen his money, but never said how much; he accused me of stealing silver, but he flogged me after I had spent 1d. of my own; I have not spent half a crown at a time in peaches or fruit - I know Burt, a fruiterer, next door to the Eagle tavern, City-road- I did spend money with him two years ago, which I had taken; I do not recollect his threatening to inquire of my father how I got it - I will not swear he did not; I know I left off dealing with him, but cannot say it was about that- I stole all the money I laid out with him; I have given him a shilling at a time, but do not recollect a half-crown; I will not swear I did not show him one.

JOHN GILL . I am a journeyman baker. About a month or five weeks ago, I met Swainson in the street, and had a conversation with him; I afterwards saw the prisoner, and told him Swainson said that he (Smith) had robbed him of two sovereigns - Smith said a great many people had been telling him about that, and if he heard any more about it he would spoil him; I asked what he meant- he said the money Swainson had, he had had from young William Harnor ; he said he (Swainson) had a summons against young Harnor, about some fowls, and that the amount summons was 10l.; he said he had seen the summons, and William Harnor was to pay the money, or the officer would fetch him in the morning.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not young Harnor deny to you that he had ever given money to Smith or Swainson? A. He did.

JOHN BROWN. On the 18th of June I apprehended Smith and Swainson at the corner of the City-road - as I took them to the watch-house Smith said."I know nothing of any summons; I cannot write or read; but you have not got all - there are more in it."

Cross-examined. Q. I believe you have been to Newgate since the prisoner has been there? A. Yes - I only asked him when he last came out of prison.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-162

1420. JOHN SWAINSON was indicted for feloniously receiving 8 sovereigns, the monies of William Harnor , well knowing them to have been stolen .

No evidence NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-163

1421. WILLIAM DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , 3 yards of floor-cloth, value 5s. , the goods of Robert Bland .

ROBERT BLAND . I am a porter . On the 7th of July, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, I was at a sale-room in Whitechapel-road : the goods there are under my care; I saw the prisoner sitting down in a chair - I afterwards saw him take this oil-cloth from the counter, and put it down by his side - the sale was proceeding in the room; he pulled off his apron, rolled it in it, and mixed with the people in the sale-room - I collared him; he begged me to let him go, but I gave him in charge.

The prisoner pleaded poverty.

GUILTY . Aged 38. - Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18300708-164

1422. JOHN DIXON and JOHN LILLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 3 sovereigns , the monies, of George Jefferson , from the person of Peter Daley .

PETER DALEY . I am fourteen years old, and live with my father, in Forster's-buildings, Whitecross-street . On the 3rd of July I was at home, between eight and nine o'clock at night; my father put four sovereigns and 10s. into a cupboard - I took them out, and put 10s. into my right hand, and four sovereigns into my left; I wanted to look at the sovereigns as a piece of curiosity, it being dark - I took them to the back of the house to look at them; the prisoners were play-fellows of mine - they were near the door; my little brother seeing the sovereigns began to jump for joy, and said, "My brother has got a load of sovereigns;" Dixon then came, and looked over my right shoulder - I got into the passage, and left the street door open - fearing he might take the sovereigns out of a lark, I closed my hand, as he said they were Queen's metal - he then laid hold of my hand, forced two out, and tried to get away; my other brother collared him - Lilley (who was with me and saw him do it) tried to rescue him; I called for help, and Scott came- when Lilley found there were three of us he ran away, and we forced Dixon into the room; some more boys went and brought Lilley back - I sent for the Policeman; I have not found the sovereigns - Dixon swore he never had them, but when I first laid hold of him he said he had dropped them - while my brother and some boys were gone for the Policeman I heard the door locked, and looked about where the bustle was, but could not find them; the other boys came in when Lilley was brought, but they did not go so far as where he said he had dropped them.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Were not these boys altogether in the passage, scrambling? A. No, none of them were on the ground; nobody but Scott went near the ground during the whole time - Scott was the only one who came in; the others stopped at the door when they brought Lilley back - I never had a sovereign in my hand before; the cupboard was not locked - my father did not accuse me of taking them; there are cracks in the floor, but they are filled up with dust and not wide

enough for a sovereign to go through - I have tried to put a farthing through; the boards have not been taken up.

GEORGE JEFFERSON. I am a lieutenant in the army. I received these sovereigns that day, and deposited them in the hands of Daley.

RICHARD DALEY . I received this money from Jefferson, and put it into the cupboard between the leaves of a book, inclosed in a letter.

GEORGE THOMPSON . I was standing at Daley's street door, and saw Peter Daley go to the staircase window; his little brother danced about the passage, and said his brother had got some sovereigns; the prisoners were playing about the door, and heard it - Dixon went into the passage, and looked over Daley's shoulder; I did not see him take the sovereigns as I was at the door - there was a scuffle between them; Daley hallooed out, "I have lost two sovereigns;" Dixon said, "I have dropped them;" they both fell down - Lilley, who was standing at the door, then went in, and fell over them; he grasped up something - I could not see what; I said, "Have you got them?" he said, "Hold your tongue;" he shut up his hand, and ran away - I am quite sure he said,"Hold your tongue;" he ran away, and stopped at the corner of Payne's-buildings, Whitecross-street - he came into the court again when the boys fetched him, and sat down in the room with Dixon quietly; Dixon said to him, "Let us come out, don't let us stop here to be sloughed up all night and Sunday, till Monday morning;" Dixon said to the Policeman, "I own I had them, but I dropped them in the passage" - I was not in the passage after they were lost.

Cross-examined. Q. May you not have made a mistake? A. Yes; I am certain Daley and Dixon fell down, but Daley was in such a perspiration and fright he could not exactly say whether he fell.

DAVID SCOTT. I live in Forster's-buildings. I was in the next house - Thompson came for me, and said Daley had been robbed; I went to the door, and found him and Dixon scrambling - he called for help; I went in, and caught hold of Dixon, put him into the room, and he swore he would break every window in the place if we did not let him go - I went to the corner of the buildings, and told Lilley they had got Dixon; he said he did not care, for he knew nothing of the sovereigns - he went back with us; Dixon said, "Don't let us stop here to be sloughed till Monday."

Cross-examined. Q. You did not see Lilley till you fetched him? A. No; we found him at the corner of Payne's-buildings - the Magistrate liberated them from Monday to Wednesday, and they came to the office then.

THOMAS KELLY . I am a Policeman. I took the prisoners, but found nothing on them - Dixon said he had taken the sovereigns, but dropped them; I went and searched the passage, but did not notice whether the boards were close.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-165

1423. THOMAS PRICE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 6d.; 4 shillings, and 1 sixpence , the property of Rosa Alberdin .

The prosecutrix did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-166

1424. THOMAS BLYDE was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June , 1 watch, value 20s; 1 seal, value 5s.; 1 key, value 2d.; 2 half-crowns, 6 shillings, and 2 sixpences , the property of John Chandler .

JOHN CHANDLER . I am fifteen years old, and apprenticed to Mr. White, of Goswell-road - the prisoner was my fellow- apprentice , and slept in the same room as me; I lost my watch and money from my box, which I believe was locked - I saw it next day at Hatton-garden.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Were you not very good friends? A. Yes; I think this was merely taken in a joke; it was found on him - he had not sold it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-167

1425. ANN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June , 1 frock, value 1s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 2s., and 1 thimble, value 6d. , the goods of Joseph Hudson .

SUSAN HUDSON . I live in Spitalfields , and am the wife of Joseph Hudson. The prisoner was three weeks in our service - she absconded on the 2nd of June, while I was out; I saw her between seven and sight o'clock that night, in Britannia-gardens, Hoxton, and had her secured - I asked her for my things, and said I would make no disturbance if she would give them up; she denied having them.

JOSEPH THIMBLEBY . I am a pawnbroker in Old-street. I have a child's frock and a pair of shoes, pawned about four o'clock in the afternoon, on the 2nd of June, in the name of Ann Brown, Cooper's-gardens; my wife took them in - she is not here; the prisoner acknowledged before me that she had pawned them, and torn up the duplicate.

HUGH STANGER . I am a silversmith, and live in Old-street-road. On the 2nd of June, between two and three o'clock, I bought this silver thimble of the prisoner for 1 1/2d.

JOHN GREEN . I am a Policeman. I apprehended the prisoner - the moment she saw me she told me she had pawned the things at Thimbleby's, and had destroyed the duplicate.

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18300708-168

1426. WILLIAM ANDREWS was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 set of traces, value 5s.; 1 pair of reins, value 3s., and 1 bridle, value 3s. , the goods of John Godfrey .

JOHN GODFREY . I rent three stables in Southampton-mews, in Euston-square . On the 3rd of July I missed this harness, which I saw safe the day before - I went immediately and overtook the prisoner in Hampstead-road, about seven hundred yards from my stable, and charged him with stealing them; he was a stranger - he said he knew nothing of them; I told him I knew to the contrary, and that I must have the harness, as it belonged to a gentleman whose horse was at livery - he then took me to No. 95, Drummond-street; the Policeman was with me - I did not go into the house, as I was not quite dressed; the harness was brought back to my stable.

WILLIAM WARDEN . I am a Policeman. The prisoner was given into my charge by Godfrey, who asked him where the harness was that was taken out of the mews - he denied it; Godfrey said it was of no use to deny it, for

he had it - he said he had some harness at home that was brought to him by a young man, at a quarter past twelve o'clock, and was to be fetched at eight in the morning; he did not give his name - I went with him to the second floor back room, No. 95, Drummond-street, and he gave me the harness, which Godfrey claimed; I watched at the house from half-past seven till nine o'clock - nobody came.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was brought me at a quarter past twelve o'clock, by a young man who I knew, when he was in Mr. Hobbins' service; he asked me to keep it till eight o'clock in the morning, when he would call, and as I went to work about a quarter to five, this man took me.

JOHN GODFREY. I followed him, in consequence of information, that a man had gone out of my stable - I went after him about three minutes after I received the information; the person pointed to the prisoner as he was going down the mews, and said that was the man who had gone out of my stable, but did not say at what time.

GUILTY . Aged 36. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-169

1427. MICHAEL CANNON was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of July , 6 half-crowns, 40 shillings, and 20 sixpences, the monies of John Cross ; and that he had been before convicted of felony .

SUSAN CROSS . I am the wife of John Cross - we keep the Caledonian Arms, Prince's-street, Lisson-grove . On the 22nd of June, about twenty minutes past eleven o'clock at night, my husband was gone to bed ill, and the prisoner came into the house with two more, one of whom, named McKenley, I knew, and that man was rather intoxicated; he asked me to draw a pot of beer - I said he had had plenty, and advised him to go home; he asked me to draw a pot for these young men - I said, "If I do, will you promise to drink it at the bar without going into the room;" they promised they would, and I drew it -McKenley then said, "Mrs. Cross, what do I owe you?" I said, "Never mind that to night, come in the morning, I do not want to be bindered;" he said, "I had rather pay when I have money" - I went to the slate, and said it was 6s. 3 1/2d; he pulled some money from his waistcoat pocket, and said that was not enough, then opened his pocket-book, and pulled out half a crown - as he was chinking the money at the bottom of his pocket-book I thought I heard a chinking at the bar; I turned round, and saw the prisoner as busy as he could be at the table in my private room, taking the money that lay on the table - he had got as much up in his hands as he possibly could; I caught hold of him, and said, "What are you doing here? what do you mean?" he said, "I want something to drink" - he had gone round the bar into the room; I called for assistance, wrenched his hand open, and held him till he was secured - I cannot say exactly how much money he had hold of, but there were six half-crowns, forty shillings, and a great many sixpences; he had taken them off a newspaper on the table.

RICHARD PEARSON . I am an excavator. I was at the Caledonian Arms, and heard a screaming - I went to the room, and saw Mrs. Cross holding the prisoner; I laid hold of him till she called Mr. Cross down - he fetched the Policeman; the prisoner said he would not be taken by me - he struck me, and I struck him.

EDWARD BALL . I am a Policeman. I took the prisoner into custody - he said, "What bl-y charge have you against me?" I collared him; he stood in a fighting attitude, and said, "I will knock your bl-y head off if you don't let me go; I will not be taken by any bl-y Policeman in London;" I secured him with assistance.

Prisoner's Defence. I met three men, who asked me to have something to drink; I was rather intoxicated, and went into the kitchen to light my pipe - there was no fire there, and I went into the parlour, jingled against the table, and she accused me of stealing the cash.

ANGELIOUS BETRAUN. I have a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office; I was present when he was tried, and know him to be the person - (read).

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18300708-170

1428. MARY ANN ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , 1 watch, value 30s., the goods of John Ewart , from his person .

JOHN EWART . I am a mariner , of Newcastle. On the 29th of May, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner in Whitechapel - she asked me to take a walk with her; we went to an up-stairs room in Wentworth-street - I was perfectly sober; my watch was in my fob when I entered the room; I did not take it out- I missed it after I had been there five minutes, and accused her of it; she said she had not got it - I struggled with her for a few minutes, and she got down to the room below; I went down to the stair-foot, but saw nobody to call to - I left the house, and went to Brick-lane, to Grant - I thought she would remain in the house; I returned there with Grant, and the house was shut up - we got into the house, but did not find her; I saw her in custody next day, and found the watch in pledge - I am sure I did not give it to her.

THOMAS GRANT . I am a Policeman. On Saturday, the 29th of May, between five and six o'clock, the prosecutor complained of being robbed - he was perfectly sober; he took me to the house - two rooms in it were fastened up; he said it happened in the top room, the door of which was open - I went in there, and searched well, but found no watch; the prosecutor on the road produced the duplicate of the watch to me.

JOHN EDWARD DIGHTON . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Union-street, Bishopsgate. On the 29th of May the watch was pawned by a woman, in the name of Mary Thomas - I cannot say it was the prisoner; the duplicate produced is what I gave the person - our shop is about five minutes walk from Wentworth-street.

WILLIAM DYKE . I apprehended the prisoner on Saturday, about nine o'clock, in George-street - she denied the charge; I found nothing on her.

JOHN EWART re-examined. While I was stopping at the bottom of the stairs, the duplicate was thrown into the stair-foot to me - I had not seen the prisoner leave the house; I was there half an hour altogether - I had been with no other woman; I was perfectly sober - I had but two glasses of grog between eleven and five o'clock.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not at the office say you had

several glasses of rum, and could not swear to me? A. No - I am quite certain of her person, and never expressed a doubt of it; I never said there was another woman in the room - a woman went out of the house while I stood at the stair-foot; I never said I knew the person who pawned the watch - I am certain I was with nobody but her.

GUILTY . Aged 26. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-171

Third London Jury. - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1429. HENRY HIPKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , 1 trunk, value 1s.; 7 gowns, value 2l.; 6 aprons, value 5s.; 1 pair of stays, value 4s.; 2 petticoats, value 3s.; 5 caps, value 6s.; 3 shifts, value 7s.; 1 shawl, value 2s. 6d.; 2 collars, value 2s. 6d., and 3 towels, value 1s. , the goods of Robert Blanshard .

SARAH BLANSHARD . I am the wife of Robert Blanshard, who is a gardener . I had the articles stated in the indictment in a trunk, which I took into the parlour of the Rose and Crown, St. Paul's church-yard , about eleven o'clock in the morning of the 27th of April - I was going off by the coach, and between twelve and one o'clock I saw the prisoner take it out of the parlour; he had another person with him - they said they would go on, as I stood at the bar talking to my mistress - they were carrying it to the coach for me; I went after them in about five minutes, and saw the other one there, but the prisoner and trunk were gone - he was apprehended on the 2nd of June, and nothing found on him but a small comb, which had been in my box; I am certain it is mine(looking at it) - I know it by the teeth being broken at the side; I broke them myself - I have found nothing else.

GEORGE COGGIN . I am a waiter at the Rose and Crown. I was in the room with the prosecutrix, and saw the prisoner and a boy bring the trunk out of the parlour to take to the coach which she was going in - he put it on his shoulder and went out; I did not see him again till the 2nd of June, when he was in Bowling-alley - I fetched an officer, and asked what he had done with the trunk; he said he had made away with it, for he was in great distress at the time, and desired me not to expose him before the company; he had been at the Rose and Crown about three weeks.

JAMES O'BRIEN . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge - as I took him to Hatton-garden next day, he said he knew he should get seven years of it.

GEORGE WADDINGTON . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner at Hatton-garden, and found this comb in his pocket; he told the Magistrate he lived in Charter-house-lane - I could not find him out there.

Prisoner's Defence. I told the witness I had not seen the property or the box either.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-172

Before Mr. Recorder.

1430. AARON COHEN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 1 pair of trousers, value 5s. , the goods of Samuel Levy .

ELIZABETH LEVY . I am the wife of Samuel Levy. I live in Crown-row, Walworth, and sell clothes - I know the prisoner by dealing in Petticoat-lane . On the 21st of June I had a lot of clothes on a stall in Cutler-street, Houndsditch , and lost a pair of trousers from there in about three minutes - I did not see the prisoner take them, but my nephew told me, and I went after the prisoner; I saw him in about a quarter of an hour: I said, "Cohen, have you taken my trousers?" the people in the lane told me his name was Cohen - I knew his Hebrew name Aaron, and knew him by sight; he denied taking them - I have not seen them since; they were blue trousers.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You knew his Hebrew name? A. Yes, Aaron is Hebrew, but I did not know it was Cohen; I have known him for years - there were five or six hundred people in the street; there is a great deal of jostling and hustling about.

Q. Did he not come to you of his own accord, and ask you if you had presumed to say he had taken the trousers, and if so, to give him in charge? A. No; I did not tell the Lord Mayor so; when I spoke to him I could not take him, because I had a lot of goods, but I told him I certainly would have him taken after I sold my goods; he then went away, but came back again, and we had an altercation for about a quarter of an hour - he was taken next day in the lane; it will not help my business to transport him; he would certainly make one person less in the market; I only go there when I have a lot of old things to sell.

LIPMAN LEVY. I am the prosecutrix's nephew, and assist in the business. I saw the prisoner take these trousers off the board - he looked at them, and my aunt asked him 6s. for them; he said he would see if there was any thing else to suit him, and while he was examining them, some beasts came by, which made a great confusion - a crowd came against my stall, and when they had passed, I looked round, and saw that the trousers were gone, and so was Cohen; my aunt went and fetched him back in about a quarter of an hour, and said he had the trousers; he said he had not - they were contending for about five minutes, and then he went away; we did not attempt to stop him -I saw him afterwards walking up and down; I could not find a constable - I did not leave the stall to look for one.

Cross-examined. Q. If you thought he had stolen things, why not take him? A. I could not leave the stall it was so long - my aunt could not mind it all; I never saw the prisoner before, and never heard my aunt say she had seen him; the cattle going to market created great confusion.

JOHN FORRESTER . I am a constable. The prosecutrix came to me after the fair was over, and said a man had stolen her trousers; I asked who it was - she said Cohen; I said, "Why if he has got them he will bring them back," for it is common in the market to take things away for four or five hours; we are always in attendance at the market, and have these complaints eight or nine times a day; I left word at the prisoner's house for him to come to the watch-house, which he did; he said he might have looked at the things, but never took them away; he insisted on going to the Compter, and said if I did not take him, he would take me.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not his friends offer her the value of the trousers, but he said it was a gross imposition, and he would go to the Compter and not pay one farthing? A. Certainly he did.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-173

1431. SAMUEL HUNT and WILLIAM EAMES were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , 2 bushels of oats, value 9s., the goods of Sarah Ann Mountain , the mistress of the said William Eames .

MR. BARRY conducted the prosecution.

JAMES BROWN. I am horse-keeper at the Saracen's Head, Snowhill , Mrs. Sarah Ann Mountain is the proprietor - Eames was in her employ, and kept the keys of the granary; Hunt used to come there for dung. On the 12th of June I saw Hunt nod to Eames, who was in the middle of the yard, and had not finished loading his cart with dung - upon Eames nodding, Hunt went up into the loft - he had nothing in his hand then; he remained there not more than three or four minutes, and came down with a bag in his hand containing two bushels of corn - he swung it up on the copse of the cart; Eames then stood in the middle of the yard and in view; I informed Mr. Mountain, who came down, and told Eames to get up into the cart and see what was there, which he did, and said there was nothing at all there; Mr. Mountain told him two or three times to lift up the tarpauling - he pushed it off the cart after being desired to do so two or three times, and when it came to the ground the bag fell out - it contained two bushels of oats.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was it Hunt's cart? A. It belonged to his master; Eames is called the carman, and I believe has been there ten or eleven years -I was about ten yards from the cart when the corn was brought down; I stood at the stable door - Hunt might not see me or he might; the tarpauling was on the copse of the cart - after being desired two or three times he pushed it off; I did not see any hay in the cart, there might be; Hunt was taken up in about an hour and a half, and Eames on the 17th, I think - he remained in the employ till he was taken; I never heard of his being offered 10l. to tell all about it; I am sure the bag was in the tarpauling.

COURT. Q.When Hunt went up into the granary was he in Eames' sight all the time? A. I cannot say; but Eames was in a situation that he could see him; I saw him give him a nod, and then he went up; there was no hay in the granary.

JOSEPH MOUNTAIN . I am book-keeper at the Saracen's Head, and am Mrs. Mountain's cousin. On the 12th of June, about twelve o'clock, from what Brown said to me, I sent for an officer, then went into the yard, and ordered one of the ostlers to get into the cart and unload the dung; he was doing so, and I ordered Eames to take the tarpauling off the front of the cart - he lifted it up several times, and said, "Nothing here?" I said, "If there is nothing, throw it down;" he threw it down, and the sack came down with it - it contained two bushels - the sack was not ours; I asked Hunt who the corn belonged to; Eames was present, and looking at the sack - Hunt twice answered, "I don't know;" and the third time I asked him he said,"The corn don't belong to you, or any one here;" I found no other sack in the carts.

Cross-examined. Q.Has not Eames been thirteen years in your employ? A. Not as granary-man ; he has been there on and off as horse-keeper, but I do not notice how long they stay - they are discharged every day; he was taken into custody at the second hearing at Guildhall on the following Thursday, when he went there by order of our solicitor; I never offered him 10l. to tell what he knew - my cousin Peter is employed there - he is not here.

MR. BARRY. Q.Had the bag any business there? A. No; Hunt had no business in the granary; there may be fifty persons employed in the yard; we do not keep strange bags in our granary.

JAMES MERRETT. I am horsekeeper to Mrs. Mountain. I saw the tarpauling on the ground, and heard Hunt say to Eames that he ought to have taken more care.

Cross-examined. Q. He said that before you all? A. No, I was in the water-closet, and he did not see me; this was a few minutes after the bag was found - they had not seen me go into the water-closet.

THOMAS PIKE. I am a constable. I was in the yard; Mr. Mountain ordered Hunt to throw off the dung - he then told him to throw off the tarpauling, which was on the copse; it just covered the sack on the copse - after being told two or three times he threw it down, and the oats came down with it; I took Hunt that day.

Cross-examined. Q. You saw them all, I believe? A. Yes; Hunt threw some dung down, and said he could find no oats there; the oats were in two bags - neither of them belonged to Mrs. Mountain; Hunt said the outer bag was his master's - it had the name of Board or something on it- I asked him if his master sent the oats to town to feed the horses; he said No - I asked what he fed them with: he said beans and chaff - I asked how he came by the oats- he said he found them; I asked where - he said that was not my business, he should not tell me. Eames attended at the office, and was ordered into custody.

MR. BARRY. Q. Was the bag dirty? A. No, quite clean; the road was very dirty - it was a very rainy day: the man who went home with the cart took the outside bag home; I produce the inner one, with the corn, and a sample taken from the bulk in the granary.

HUNT - GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

EAMES - GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

Reference Number: t18300708-174

1432. JOHN POWELL was indicted for a misdemeanor .

JOHN HANCOCK . I live on Bread-street-hill , and am a wholesale grocer . I know Mr. Charles Hamerton - I never saw the prisoner till last Friday, the 9th of July, when he came to my warehouse, and said he came from Mr. Stevens, of Hackney, for the sum of 32l. - I had never heard of Mr. Stevens' name, and there had been no transaction on which such a claim could have been founded; he brought this letter, which was wafered, and this enclosure was in it; I read it, and asked from whom he brought it - he said from Mr. Stevens that morning; I asked him again, and he said from Hackney that morning - I said the wafer was wet, and I would send for a constable; he said he hoped I should not get him into trouble, as a man at the corner of Basing-lane gave it to him, and told him he should be well paid for the job - this is the letter - (read)

To Mr. John Hancock, No. 18, Bread-street-hill.

Stamford-grove, Thursday evening, July 8, 1830.

SIR, - I shall feel much obliged to you if you will have the goodness to pay the bearer the enclosed bill of 32l.; I forgot to leave the money on Wednesday last, when I came to town,

having lost my cheque-book. Your compliance will much oblige. For Charles Hamerton , W. TOWNSEND.

Charles Hamerton , Esq., to John Stevens,

To 100 loads of gravel - - - 25: 0: 0 14 loads of fine ditto - - - 7: 0: 0 1/2: 32: 0: 0

CHARLES HAMERTON . I live at Stamford-grove. This letter is not my writing; I know nothing of the transaction - the prisoner is a stranger to me.

JOHN LANCASTER. I am a constable. I took charge of the prisoner for attempting to impose on Mr. Hancock - he said a person had employed him, and would be waiting at the corner of Basing-lane, for what he was to receive from that letter; I told him I would let him go up on one side to point out the man, and I would take him - when we got to the corner there were two men standing at the corner public-house; he pointed out a man dressed in blue, and then said the man had a green coat on - he then said, "No, that is not the man;" I said, "Perhaps it is Bow-lane or Friday-street;" he said, "No, I am confident this is the street;" the other persons did not go away - I took the prisoner to Guildhall.

Prisoner's Defence. I had just left my wife in Red Lion-street, Whitechapel; I met this man, who asked if I wanted a job - I said Yes; he said, "Come along, I will give you one;" he took me to that street, and told me to take the letter to No. 18, and he would pay me for it - I took it; the gentleman opened it, and it was that bill - I cannot read or write.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Strongly recommended to Mercy by the Jury, believing him to be the dupe of some artful person.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18300708-175

1433. MARY WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 yard of silk, value 2s.; 2 caps, value 1s.; 12 handkerchiefs, value 14s.; 1 table-cloth, value 3s.; 3 shifts, value 4s.; 1 pinafore, value 6d.; 1 pair of stockings, value 1s.; 2 spoons, value 15s.; 1 scarf, value 10s., and 1 veil, value 5s., the goods of Asher Isaacs , her master .

JUDITH ISAACS. I am the wife of Asher Isaacs - he is in the clothes line ; the prisoner was my servant - I had a good character with her. On the 3rd of July I was sitting at tea, and there was a knock at the door - my daughter answered it; an old woman stood at the door, and asked to see my servant - I went and asked her business; she said she had brought twoshifts my servant had given her to make - I called the prisoner down; she came, and the woman said she had brought her a sheet on the Sunday to make two shifts; the prisoner said in reply, it was not a sheet - the woman said, "It was, and you told me your mistress had sold it you for half a crown;" the prisoner made no reply - I looked over my linen, but I could not miss a sheet; I delivered the two shifts to the officer - they never were in my possession as shifts. On the 5th or 6th of July I found a piece of silk and two caps at a pawnbroker's, also the handkerchiefs, the table-cloth, and the stockings, but not the spoons, scarf, orveil; a duplicate of a silk handkerchief and a towel was found on the prisoner on the 3rd of July, when I gave her into custody, but the pawnbroker is not here with them.

ASHER ISAACS. On the 5th of July Ann Darby called at my house, and brought me five duplicates and a parcel, which the prisoner had left in her care; I went to different pawnbrokers, and found articles of my property - I never saw the prisoner in possession of any of them.

ANN DARBY. I live in Mill-yard. On the Sunday the prisoner brought me some things, wrapped up in a small parcel, in a bit of rag - I gave the same to Mr. Isaacs on the Monday, and the duplicates.

MARY SIMMONS. The prisoner lodged with me in February last; when she got this place she was very hare of clothes, and had a great many duplicates; when she had been there about a month, she came and said her mistress had advanced her 12s., and she had redeemed to the amount of 12s. - she said, "Take care of this little book, as there is a great family of children, and they are apt to tear things;" she left me a book, with some duplicates, but I cannot tell whether there were more or less than she had had before. On the 30th of June she came again, and said her mistress had advanced 12s. more, and she released some more things; on the 1st of July my child died - she said her mistress was a very good woman, and if I would call she would let me have a little money; I called, and she asked where I lived; on the 5th of July they called and took the duplicates - the prisoner gave me this bit of silk, and these caps she gave me to make up.

CHARLES COLLINS . I am servant to a pawnbroker. I have a piece of silk and two caps; I took in the silk from Simmons - I did not take in the caps.

JOHN AARON . I am a pawnbroker. I have four silk handkerchiefs, but I did not take them in.

JOHN MARTIN HAIGH. I am servant to a pawnbroker. I have a handkerchief, pawned on the 8th of June - I can - not say by whom.

HENRY WADE . I am servant to a pawnbroker. I have a pinafore, a pair of stockings, and a silk handkerchief, pawned by woman - I cannot say who.

THOMAS WOLSTENHOLME. I am a servant to a pawnbroker. On the 26th of June I took in a table-cloth from a woman - I cannot say who.(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM WILSON. I am a constable. I took charge of Simmons, and searched her house - I found all the duplicates relating to this property.

MARY SIMMONS. The prisoner called and left the duplicates, and the officer had them.

Prisoner's Defence. I fetched them out at different times, and put them in again.

GUILTY . Aged 28. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-176

Fourth Middlesex Jury. - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1434. ELIZABETH BRIGGS was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 24th of June , 9 handkerchiefs, value 27s.; 1 shawl, value 4s.; 4 pairs of gloves, value 3s.; 2 veils, value 10s.; 30 yards of ribbon, value 9s., and 4 dozen books and eyes, value 4d., the goods of William Davies , well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statute , &c.

WILLIAM DAVIES . I am a linen-draper , and live in Chiswell-street . On the 24th of June I missed some goods

- I went to a house in Hoxton, and in the parlour, which the prisoner occupied, I found these articles, which were lost from my shop; the greater part have my shop mark them - the prisoner was not in my service; Smith, my porter was tried here yesterday morning - I asked if she was related to my porter; she said, "His brother married my sister," I said, "Your name is in question - if you will tell the truth it will be more for your credit;" Smith had said that he took some goods there - I asked her a great many questions; the officer found the property in a parcel in the bottom drawer - the prisoner fell on her knees, and said, "Good God, Mr. Davies, forgive me; he brought them here on Friday last;" she still urged me to forgive her - we found these bills, which are my property, and which Smith had to distribute.

THOMAS WATERS. I am an officer. I went to the house and asked the prisoner if she had any objection to my searching the drawers; she said, "No, you are welcome to search directly.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not know it was stolen, nor what it contained - Smith asked me to let it be there till he called for it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-177

1435. ISAAC SOLOMON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February, in the 8th year of the reign of George the 4th , 12 pieces of Valentia, value 88l. , the goods of Daniel Deacon and others.

DANIEL DEACON. I am a carrier , and have two partners. I keep the White Horse Inn, Cripplegate . I saw these goods at the office in 1827, but I do not know any thing of them myself; I had the same partners then as I have now.

JOHN SCHOLES. I am clerk to Messrs. Deacon and others. I received this parcel on the 24th of February, 1827 - it arrived by the waggon from Huddersfield; in about two hours we looked for it and could not find it - we supposed they were Valentias from the direction; they were for Mr. Kesteven, in King-street, Covent-garden - it had been put down in the yard, and when we wanted to send it out it was gone.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Are there many persons about there? A. About sixteen or seventeen men; it was an open place - I never saw the prisoner till he was at the office; I cannot say that I ever saw him in our yard.

JOHN WOOD. I am a manufacturer, and live near Huddersfield. We sent off the parcel on the 20th of February, 1827, by the waggon; I understood it was on the road about four days - the parcel contained Valentias; I have seen some of them since - these are the ends of those I sent.

JAMES LEA. I have these samples of twelve pieces of Valentias, which I found in a box in a lodging at Islington, where the prisoner was living by the name of Jones - the pieces of Valentia were brought to the office, and Mr. Deacon made a memorandum of receiving them, and these samples were cut off them; I took the prisoner on the 21th of April, 1827, on Mr. McCabe's robbery, and found these things there - he said nothing about them.

JANE OADES. I know the prisoner. In March, 1827, he came to lodge in my house at Islington - his wife took a furnished room in the name of Jones; they brought a variety of things - he said nothing to me about any valentias; his conduct was always correct in my house.

JOHN OADES. I am this witness' husband. I know nothing of this parcel.

ROBERT DAVIES. I was at that time an officer, and went with Lea.

- I am clerk to Messrs, Kesteven; the parcel never reached us.

Prisoner's Defence. I never committed a robbery at all; I know nothing of it whatsoever.

GUILTY . Aged 45. - Judgment Respited .

Reference Number: t18300708-178

Third Middlesex Jury.

1436. LOUIS DEPRADO and ANN DEPRADO were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 1 counterpane, value 4s.; 1 blanket, value 4s.; 3lbs. of feathers, value 4s.; 1 sheet, value 3s. and 1 towel, value 2d. , the goods of Mary Marquois .

The prisoner, being a Spaniard, had the evidence explained to him by an interpreter.

MARY MARQUOIS. I am a widow , and live in Deer's-place, Somers'-town . On the 29th of May, the male prisoner called; the person who was there could not understand him - his wife then came and took the lodgings, and they lived there; she said she was his wife - I had a high opinion of the Spanish nation; I missed all the articles stated in the indictment - the woman owned she had pawned the counterpane and sheet, to take out a gown to wear on Whit-Sunday.

MARY CONNELL. My husband is a bricklayer. I lent the female prisoner a flat iron, and she returned it; I went to their room for another - I knocked twice at the door; there was no one at home - I went in, and missed the counterpane, the blanket, and sheet, and the feathers were lying about the room; I went down and told the witness - I went for the officer, and we went and found the male prisoner with a bundle of feathers under his arm; the officer took him - the bed had been cut open.

THOMAS FREEMAN. I have a counterpane pawned by the female prisoner, on the 5th of June.

EDWARD FITCHEW. I have a sheet and blanket pawned with me by a female; I cannot say whom.

JASPER LINCOLS . I am an officer. I was on duty in Deer's-place; I had seen the male prisoner at the door -I was in the house when Wilson, the officer, took him with a bag of feathers, comaining 3lbs.; I found some duplicates in the room, and the female prisoner gave me one of some pillows, which the pawnbroker gave up to me.

GIDEON WILSON. I am an officer. I took the male prisoner with these feathers in a bag.

Louis DePrado's Defence. I did it from distress, but I meant to take them out again; I did not know the danger of taking them - my wife was very ill that week.

LOUIS DEPRADO - GUILTY . Aged 24.

Recommended to Merry by the Jury.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

ANN DEPRADO - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-179

1437. FREDERICK WILLIAMSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , 1 sack, value 2s., and

100 lbs. weight of potatoes, value 6s. , the goods of Edward McGrath .

EDWARD MCGRATH. I am a boat-builder , and live at Limehouse . On the 28th of June I lost some potatoes from a coal and potatoe warehouse which I keep - I saw the prisoner carrying them in a direction from my warehouse under my window, at six o'clock in the morning; they were in one of my sacks - I got on my clothes, and hurried down; I missed the prisoner, but I went into an empty house, which I suppose he had gone through - I fastened it up, then went, and finished dressing myself: I then went down, and saw the prisoner coming back to my premises to go to work - I waited about, but said nothing till his mistress came down; I then got some officers, went to the empty house, and under the staircase, in the lower room, I found this bag of potatoes - I had not seen him in that house, but going towards it; I saw my name on the bag when he had it on his back - I had seen it on the Sunday morning in the place where my potatoes are kept.

Cross-examined by MR. STURGEON. Q. How many bags had you of this sort? A There might be a dozen - here is my name on it at full; the empty house joins my premises; the prisoner has been my apprentice for three years - I did not receive any premium with him; I lost ten sacks I suppose; the prisoner had been to repair that empty house, as I had no boats to build at that time - I did not see him go in there that morning; the trees before my house prevented me - as soon as I had got my clothes on I followed him close, in two minutes: he had time to put it there -I called out, or very likely he would have carried it through the house.

COURT. Q.It was but two minutes to your following him? A. No, not at first - I found the door open, and followed him; I shut it. went back, and put on my clothes - he has borne a good character.

WILLIAM THOMAS. I was on duty, and was called to go in search of some potatoes - I found these in an empty house under some stairs, surrounded with some paintpots.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-180

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin .

1437. JACOB TENNANT was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 1 silver spoon, value 7s. , the goods of William Hale .

ANN HALE. I am the wife of William Hale; he lives in Leonard-street, Shoreditch - the prisoner and his master were in my house as bricklayers ; Mr. Elliott gave me information - I then missed this spoon out of a drawer in my bed-room, which I found locked - I had not left the key there; there were five other spoons in the same drawer, and three sovereigns and some silver.

JOHN ELLIOTT. I am a pawnbroker. On Saturday, the 5th of June, between two and three o'clock. the prisoner brought me this spoon - he wanted 6s. for it; he said it was his master's, whose name was John Harris - he lived in Crown-street, Finsbury and his own name was John Tennant - he said he did not know what trade he was; I then asked him to walk with me to the station-house - he then told me his master's name, and where he did live; before we got to his master's he said he had sent him with the spoon. but desired him not to tell where he lived - I went, and asked his master if he had sent him with any property; he said No, but he thought he knew where he got it from - I delivered him to the officer, and then we went to the prosecutor's.

JOHN BAVLIS. I am the prisoner's master. I was at work at the prosecutor's house; I suspected where the spoon came from, by the mark on it - I never saw it till it was brought to me; he has been with me five years and a half, and had a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-181

1438. WILLIAM THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 pair of boots, value 7s., the goods of Thomas Parish : and 1 pair of boots, value 7s. , the goods of James Broadhurst .

JAMES BROADHURST. I am a labourer . On the 26th of June I was laying down under a cart, with a load of hay in it, by the side of a rick; Thomas Parish was with me - we had taken off our shoes, and put them by the side with some bay over them; a man awoke us at half-past six o'clock in the morning - we had laid down about ten o'clock in the evening; the man said, "Come along," and we ran after the prisoner - Parish caught him, and held him till I came up.

THOMAS PARISH. I pulled off my shoes, and covered them with hay - I pursued the prisoner, and caught him about a quarter of a mile off; he had got my pair of shoes and my mate's on him - these are them.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to Ealing, and fell in with two or three friends - I got a drop too much, and could not get home; I laid down at a public-house door - the Policeman came, and awoke me at half-past six o'clock in the morning - I got up, and ran off to my work; I saw these shoes, and picked them up - I did not see the men laying there.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-182

1439. MARIA SWINCHATT was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 1 necklace, value 2s., the goods of William Smith , from the person of Elizabeth Smith .

ELIZABETH SMITH. I am the wife of William Smith; I have a daughter named Elizabeth; she is a child. On the 21st of June she was at the door - I heard her cry, and went out; she had had a necklace on, and which had been fastened with a snap - I then missed it; the prisoner once lived in the same house with me with her parents.

CHARLES FOX. I have known the prisoner for some time - I received some information, and took her - I told her it was for the necklace, which she took from the child's neck - she said she had not got it; I said, "You have it in your pocket;" she said, "I have no pocket" I found she had it in her bosom, and I took her to the office.

GEORGE OSTERMAN. The prisoner lodged in my house with her parents; she went out about half-past ten o'clock with a boot in her hand - I heard the child cry that somebody had taken the heads; some person said the girl had a shoe in her hand - we went, and found the prisoner;

she put her hand into her bosom, and dropped these heads - I took her.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury. - Judgement Respited .

Reference Number: t18300708-183

1440. AUGUSTUS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June , 1 sovereign and 14s., the monies of Joseph Johanna , and one 5l. Bank note, the property of the said Joseph Johanna .

JOSEPH JOHANNA. I am a sailor , and arrived from the Havannah, in the ship Integrity, last month, in St. Katharine-docks - I was never in London before. On the day the ship arrived the prisoner came on board to take me to board and lodge with him, which I agreed to do, at 14s. a week - I went on board the next day, and received a 10l. Bank note from the captain; I went to the prisoner's house with a tailor - I owed the tailor near 3l. for clothes; I was only five days with the prisoner - he gave me meat, and sometimes drink, but I did not owe him above 14s., nor that, for I treated him; I gave the tailor the note to go for change, and take what I owed him - he brought the 5l. note and the change, and put it on the table; the prisoner took it up - I did not give him leave to take it up; I asked him for money to get a pair of shoes, and he would not give it to me - I went before the Magistrate, and he committed him here.

Prisoner. Q.When I took up the 5l. note, did not my wife say, "Don't give it him - don't let him have it;" speak the truth? A. No, she never said so.

Q. Did you not ask me for the note, and give it to my wife? Q.No - I asked him next day for money to pay for my shoes, and he said, "I have no money, I paid a debt;" the note has never been offered me.

CHARLES COHEN. When the ship Integrity arrived, the prisoner brought, the prosecutor to my employer's house - I am a tailor, and work for Mr. Nathan; he asked us to let the prosecutor have some clothes, and he would be answerable we should be paid on pay-day - we let him have clothes to the amount of 3l. 5s., and 1s. I lent him; on pay-day I went on board the ship, and when he was paid we all went together to the prisoner's house - on the way I told the prosecutor, as he was a stranger I would get change of the 10l. note, as I thought he had a 10l note by what I saw paid to other men; I got the note changed - I took the 3l. 6s., and carried him a 5l. note, a sovereign, and 14s. - I asked the prosecutor if he was satisfied; he said Yes, and I departed immediately - the next morning he came to borrow 1s. of me, but he was intoxicated.

Prisoner's Defence. I am a Frenchman. When this man was paid the tailor put the money on the table - I took it up; my wife said to him, "Don't let him have it," and he asked me to give it him back - my wife said,"Give it me," and he gave it her; he told every body that he gave my wife 5l. - the next day I met him; he said,"Your wife has been abusing me, I won't stop in the house" - he said,

"you know I gave her 5l.; I said Yes - I said, "Come to an eating-house:" we had dinner, and stopped till four o'clock - on the Saturday he brought a Police-man, and took out his things; i met him again in the afternoon - he said,

"I am going;" I said,

"Come back" - he said, "You are a very good man, I like you very well - I gave your wife 5l.;" I never saw him again till the Sunday morning - we shook hands; the next day I received a summons to go before the Magistrate, and it was put off - I declare to God I never put my hand into my pocket.

CHARLES COHEN. He received the money on Wednesday, the 23rd of June - I was summoned on the Tuesday evening, but I was out.

JOSEPH JOHANNA. He never gave me the 5l. note back - it is not true that he gave it to me, and I gave it to his wife; I speak before God, he never gave it to me.

Q. How long was it before you went to the Magistrate? A. I do not know; I could not get money before I went I have never been in England before; I went to borrow 1s. the next day - I was not drunk; I had had a glass of beer, and had 2s. or 3s. in my pocket.

CHARLES COHEN re-examined. Q. Did you lend him the 1s. the next day? A. No - he was intoxicated in the afternoon; he did not say then that he had lost his money.

ELIZABETH GIBBS. I live next door to the prisoner -I work at waistcoat making. On the day the prosecutor received his wages (which will be, I believe, three weeks to-morrow)he came to my house, and asked if Mrs. Smith was there; I said; No - it was between twelve and one o'clock, I believe, but I cannot swear to the time; it was after breakfast, and before dinner - I breakfast generally at eight o'clock; it was about twelve, or between twelve and one; he sat down, and said he was waiting for Smith's wife to bring him change of a 5l. note - I suppose he waited for the space of a quarter of an hour; at the end of that time she sent a little girl to say she wanted me -I went in, and she said, "I have got a 5l. note of my lodger's," and she had a good many things on a chair, which she said she had got out of pawn - there were sheets, and a variety of things; a pair of blue trousers, a gown, an apron, and different articles; I said to her,"Your lodger is sitting in my house, I will go and tell him to come in" - she did not know he was there; I went and told him - the way he knew me was, I have a little girl who is in the habit of going of errands for Smith's house, and he took a liking to her and wished to buy her a pair of shoes; Mrs. Smith did not say why she sent for me - she did not tell me whose things they were, nor did I ask her; I thought it very odd - it was her husband's wish that I should come in and say these few words; I had not the curiosity to ask why she should send for me - the prosecutor said he was waiting for change to make the child a present of a pair of shoes; neither Smith nor his wife ever sent for me before on this kind of errand - they all three went out afterwards, and I saw no more of them; I heard some days afterwards that the man had asked for his money - I then thought the prosecutor was robbed, and began to turn this in my mind; Mrs. Smith confesses herself that she was in the wrong.

JOSEPH JOHANNA re-examined. Q.you had no clothes in pawn? A. No - I was not at the woman's house; I never did give the note to the wife - I never had any sheets or a gown.

Prisoner. My wife went to take her own things out;

if I took the money he could have told the Police-officer of me - he never asked me for it.

GUILTY . Aged 50. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-184

1441. MARY RILEY was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 shawl, value 5s.; 1 pair of pockets, value 1s.; 3 pairs of stockings, value 6s.; 2 shirt-collars, value 2s.; 3 pieces of cotton, value 3s., and 1 pair of gloves, value 1s. , the goods of Thomas Clarke .

MARY CLARKE. I am the wife of Thomas Clarke - he is now at Walton-on-Thames. The prisoner lived with me five or six weeks, and left as I did not want her any more - I missed several things; I told her to take a shawl to my sister's - nearly a fortnight after she left me I asked my sister for my shawl; she said she had not got it - my sister and I took a walk, and I saw the prisoner sitting at the Orange Tree public-house with my shawl on; I took it from her.

WILLIAM WARDEN. The witness came to me in George-street, and when we came to the corner of Crescent-street, I saw the prisoner running down the street, and the prosecutrix crying Stop thief! she ran into a picture-shop, and the prosecutor gave charge of her; I took her to the station-house, and found a pair of pockets on her, a pair of black silk gloves, and a white handkerchief in them; I took her to the office, and on her examination she was asked if she had a box; she said Yes, at No. 3, Milford-place, and if I went there I could get it - I went, and found a number of articles, which the prosecutrix swears to - here are two shirt-collars, three pairs of stockings, and three pieces of cotton, which were in the box.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner to MRS. CLARKE. Q.Have you not given me the stockings - the gloves and handkerchief do not belong to you? A. To the best of my knowledge, the gloves are mine; I never gave her a pair of stockings, on my oath.

Prisoner's Defence. She is a false-swearing woman - she threatened to take her husband's life with a knife, or give him a dose of poison; she was going away because there was an execution against her husband - I have heard her threaten her husband's life, because, as I can understand, she was jealous of me.

MRS. CLARKE. She had lived with us between five and six weeks - my husband went into the country; I had an execution in my house - I never had any quarrel with my husband, more than man and wife have; I have never been jealous of him - I never had any reason to talk to him about her; I had other difficulties to think of - I never suspected any thing particularly improper between them.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-185

1442. WILLIAM ROW was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June , 1 pair of cart-springs, value 50s., the goods of John Dennis ; and 1 pair of cart-springs, value 40s. , the good of William Alexander .

DANIEL COLLINS. I am a Policeman. I saw the prisoner on the 3rd of June, at half-past three o'clock in the morning; I traced him till he came to the end of Cock-court - I then asked what he had in his soot-bag; he said he would show me - he went into a house, and thought to go up stairs, but I laid hold of the bag, and said I would know what there was in it; he put it down, and I found in it these four springs.

ANDREW DUNN. I am a Police-constable, and was with Collins - I found out the owner of these things; I took them, marked them privately, and put them down - the prisoner ran off; I went out, and met the constable with him; our inspector said, "Where did you get them?" he said he found them in coming from Holloway - he asked him how he came to start away, and he muttered at that.

JOHN DENNIS. I locked up my shed on the 2nd of June, and at eight o'clock in the morning I found the springs of both carts gone - they had been on the carts the night before, and had been taken off; one pair is mine, and one is Alexander's - I sent for a smith, and he said they could not have been taken off better by a smith.

WILLIAM ALEXANDER. I live in Crown-street, St. Pancras . My cart was in this yard - the springs were gone from my cart; these are them.

Prisoner's Defence. At half-past three o'clock a young man called for me, and asked me to carry him some soot; when I got to Holloway-road I said, "This is not soot;" he said, "Never mind, I got them from my brother's, at Holloway" - this officer then took me, and I put them down inside the door; he did not look after the other man - he is twenty-three years old, and the father of three children.

ISAAC COOK. I have been a watchman several years, and am now a private watchman. At half-past three o'clock that morning I saw the prisoner and another - the prisoner had the sack on his back, and these springs in it with some straw - the Policeman came to me, and asked me for a light; the two sweeps then went by him, and he took no notice of them - I called him back, and said,"These sweeps have something they ought not to have;" the other sweep had a machine under his arm.

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-186

1443. SARAH PERRY and MARGARET DAWES were indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June , 6 snuff-boxes, value 10s. , the goods of Richard Spence .

ELIZABETH SPENCE. I am the wife of Richard Spence - he is a tobacconist , and lives in Vine-street . On the night of the 2nd of June I lost seven snuff-boxes from my window; some of my little children had broken a square of glass, and I had put something against it - I did not see the prisoners.

WILLIAM CLARKE. I stopped the two prisoners close against my own place, trying to lift up a baker's window to get a loaf out; I had lugged the ears of one of them for taking things from my own place - they were then about five minutes walk from the prosecutor's; I took them, and found three boxes on each - they first said they belonged to their fathers, and then that they brought them from Stepney-fields; on our way to the station-house Dawes told me they had taken them from the prosecutor's - I have seen them repeatedly, and have threatened to take them before.

PERRY - GUILTY . Aged 12.

DAWES - GUILTY . Aged 10.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-187

1444. DANIEL McCARTY was indicted for stealing,

on the 4th of July , 1 wooden post, value 2s. , the goods of the surveyors of the highway of St. James, Clerkenwell .

The post having been fixed in the earth, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18300708-188

Third Middlesex Jury.

1445. WILLIAM MARTIN , the younger , was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , 1 watch, value 5s.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 5s.; 1 table-cloth, value 3s.; 1 purse, value 6d.; 1 half-crown, and 1 shilling , the property of Margaret Atkins , widow .

MARGARET ATKINS. I lodge in Richard-street, Commercial-road , in the front room on the first floor. On the 29th of June I went out at a quarter before eight o'clock, locked my door, and put the key into my pocket - I returned a quarter before eleven o'clock; my door had been broken open - I missed my watch and the other property; I afterwards saw the prisoner at Lambeth-street - I knew nothing of him.

PETRONELLA CAMBLE. My father keeps this house, and I live there - I know Mrs. Atkin's room; on the day stated I was sitting in the kitchen, reading - I heard a noise, ran up stairs, and saw the prisoner in the room adjoining the prosecutor's room, with a poker in his hand; I asked what he had been doing - he said, nothing; he dropped the poker and kicked it with his foot- he then came down stairs; in the evening my mother found the door had been broken open - I had known him before; he had been in the yard as a play-fellow with my brother for about two months.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q.Have you told us all? A. Yes; my brother was out at that time - he was taken up; my mother thought he must he concerned in this - he has, in general, borne an honest character; he was not accused of any thing till after he knew Martin - my mother has accused him of some trifling things; he has been accused of opening his father's locks - he never used a key before he knew Martin; I did see him with she purse that was taken from the prosecutor - he emptied out the contents of it, and threw the purse away; he struck me when I threatened to inform and called me by a most abandoned and vali name - he did not threaten that he would knock my b - y brains out, not use a worse expression; I cannot remember the name he called me - he is not here to day; by what I can learn, Martin gave him the purse; the purse was afterwards found - I did see my brother throw away a seal belonging to the watch; his name is Agesilaus - he is between twelve and thirteen years of age.

GEORGE MACKIE. I live at a pawnbrokers. The prisoner brought the watch to me to ask the value of it, on the 29th of June - this is it.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know Agesilaus Camble? A. No.

WILLIAM THICKTHENER. I am a watch-maker. This watch was brought to me, and I was asked if it was worth any thing; I said, No, it was worth nothing - the person who brought it said,

"Will you give nothing for it;" I said

"I will give you half-a-crown" for it, as I thought it would do for my son to practice upon - when I took it to pieces it was worth nothing; it is what we call a duffer - it is made to sell, not to go; I do not know who brought it, but I really believe the prisoner is the person.

Cross-examined. Q.Are you sure it is a duffer? A. Yes; I have had a hundred through my hands.

JOHN EAGLE. I am a Police-constable. I was sent for to the house about ten o'clock at night - this poker laid about two feet from the door - there is a hole where the poker had been forced in, and the wood was splintered off; I took the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. And I believe you took Agesilaus? A. Yes; he is not near so big as the prisoner - I should take him to be about eleven years old.

MARGARET ATKINS. This watch was my husband's, and went very well while he lived - it went very well for twenty months after he bought it; I have not seen any thing else.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming home from work, and met this boy - he showed me the watch, and said he gave some marbles for it; he went down with me to the pawnbroker - I asked if it was any good; I then returned it him, went home, and was taken out of bed.

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-189

1446. HANNAH MEAD was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of July , 7 lbs. weight of ham, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Thomas Wells .

THOMAS WELLS. I live in Sloane-street , and am a cheesemonger . On the 4th of July, about ten o'clock in the morning, I lost a piece of ham - I saw the prisoner go out; I followed her, and just outside the door I overtook her in the act of picking up my piece of ham- I took the bam and let her go; my lad then said she had another knuckle of ham - I went after her and brought her back, but that turned out not to be mine.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You were willing to let her go for your's? A. Yes; I am sure the first piece was mine - I had not put it down two minutes.

Prisoner's Defence. I only went for half a pound of butter, and had this in my apron for my lodger - I made no delay, but walked out, and my apron-string broke and it fell.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

1447. HANNAH MEAD was again indicted for stealing, on the 4th of July , 6lbs. weight of ham, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Corderoy .

THOMAS CORDEROY. I am a cheese-monger , and live in Sloane-street . The prisoner came to me on Sunday morning and asked the price of a piece of bacon - I had two customers; I told her a price that she could not have objected to - she staid some time, but bought nothing; when she went out I heard a disturbance over at Mr. Wells', and the Policeman had her in custody, and she had my ham - I found it was mine; there were about 6lbs.

Cross-examined by Mr. BARRY. Q.Was she drunk? A. No; as sober as I am.

Prisoner's Defence. I went in there for the butter. he was busy, and I walked out.

GUILTY .

1448. HANNALL MEAD was again indicted for

stealing, on the 4th of July , 9lbs. weight of beef, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Cowell .

THOMAS PURCELL. I live with Mr. Thomas Cowell, a butcher , in Sloane-street . On the 4th of July, about ten o'clock, the prisoner came in, but I did not see her; about a quarter past ten o'clock I saw a piece of work, and the prisoner was taken with a piece of beef which we had lost about a quarter of an hour before - I saw it, and could swear to it; I was the only person in the shop, and had not sold it.

THOMAS LEWIS BLACKLY . I am an officer. I took the prisoner and found the beef and the piece of ham, of Mr. Corderoy's; they were all in an old blue apron - I found this piece of mottled soap, this bottle of vinegar, and six shillings and eight-pence in money upon her.

Prisoner's Defence. I had bought all these things.

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-190

1448. HENRY LEIGH was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of July , 19 knives, value 2l., and 19 forks, value 1l. the goods of Richard Bright .

RICHARD BRIGHT. I am a hardwareman , and live in Bruton-street . I knew the prisoner about five years ago, through my brother knowing some of his friends: the last parcel of these knives was found on the prisoner's person, they had been taken from the counter glass-case - I had missed some three weeks or a month ago, and we could not find how they were gone; on the 4th of July I concealed myself, and heard the prisoner come into the shop - on his leaving it I stopped him, and gave him into custody; the officer took him to the watch-house, and on him were found nineteen knives and nineteen forks.

EVAN WILLIAMS. I heard the knives and forks rattle while I went down for some beer, and the prisoner was in the shop.

JOHN GRIFFIN. I took him in charge, and found them in his pocket.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The knives were not in the case, they were on the counter, and I knocked them off in passing out of the shop; I had inquired there if Mr. Bright was ill. and they told me he was not - I called again on the 4th of July, and the boy said he was gone into the country.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Judgment Respited .

Reference Number: t18300708-191

1449. SAMUEL JOHNSON was indicted for stealing' on the 31st of May , 1 truck, value 40s., and 1 cask, value 16s. , the goods of James Gurney and another.

CHARLES DERVING TYLER. On the 31st of May I was at Islington , and saw the prisoner loading a truck with a rum-puncheon at Mr. Gurney's - he had drawn the truck out of the pen; he took it off the premises, and I asked what right he had to take it; he said a Mr. Walker had bought it of Mr. Gurney, and he was to take it to Cannon-street - I did not believe it, and I took him into custody.

GEORGE FARMER MOORE. I live with Mr. James Gurney and another - they are partners. The rum-puncheon and the truck were in the pen - the prisoner had no right with it, he was a stranger.

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-192

1450. LUCY JENKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of July , 4 sovereigns, 18 shillings, and 1 sixpence, the monies of Joseph Brown , from his person .

JOSEPH BROWN. I am a tailor . On Sunday morning, the 4th of July, I was rather intoxicated, but not to say drunk; I spoke to the prisoner in Whitechapel - an acquaintance was very soon struck; we drank a glass of gin together, and then she proposed I should go home to a house in Wentworth-street , a place I never was in before; I did not go to stay with her all night - I laid down on the bed with my clothes on, and in less than five minutes I was fast asleep and my money gone; the prisoner was on the bed with me, and I fell fast asleep; I was awoke by a lodger in the house - the landlady was in the room; they had taken part of the money from the prisoner - the landlady asked what money I had, and I told her I had 4l. 18s. 6 1/2d. which was safe when I went to the house; I had given the prisoner some money - I missed my money, and 3l. 18s. 6d. was offered to me, which I refused to take unless I had my other 1l. - the landlady said, "Here is your money;" I took it, counted it, and said,

"I want a sovereign more;" the landlady said that she saw through the key-hole the prisoner take this money from my pocket, before I had been on the bed five minutes; the Policeman was sent for, and took the other sovereign from the prisoner's glove - she had positively denied having it; the Policeman took her.

SARAH MCCALLISTER. I keep a lodging-house. I remember this man coming there and the prisoner; she asked me to let her a bed - they had not been there five minutes, before the policeman sent in, and said he thought the man had some money; I went and looked through the key-hole - I saw her picking the man's pocket - I saw both gold and silver taken from him; I went and fastened my door, and by the time I had done that she had got her bonnet and cloak on and was going out - I would not let her go till I had awoke the man to see what money he had; the three sovereigns she took from her bosom, and the 18s. 6d. from her pocket; he said he had four sovereigns; and she would not give it up till I went and got the Policeman - she denied having any more.

JOHN ROBINSON. I was on duty early in the morning of last Sunday week: I saw the prosecutor, who appeared to me to be intoxicated, and the prisoner was with him - I saw them go to McCallister's house; I sent a person to tell the landlady to keep a sharp look out - I stood not far from the house; I was called in, and told she had done him - I found 3l. 18s. 6d. on the table; the man said there was another sovereign - the prisoner denied having any more; I searched her, and found this other sovereign in her glove.

GUILTY . Aged 35. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18300708-193

1451. JANE HUMPHRIES and MARY KEMPSHAW were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , 1 copper-boiler, value 8s., and 1 tea-kettle, value 2s. , the goods of John Hinton and another.

JAMES WHEELER. I am a waiter to John Hinton and Robert Bailey, at the Eyre Arms tavern, St. John's Wood . On the 15th of June we had the Marylebone anniversary dinner, and had a great deal of water boiled that afternoon for tea and grog; we did not miss these articles till the Policeman came, and told us he had two women in custody.

JOHN HEWSON. I met the two prisoners in Grove-end-road, between twelve and one o'clock at night, together; Humphries had this boiler and Kempshaw the kettle - I asked what they had - they said Nothing; I insisted upon seeing what it was, and they said they had it from Mr. Hinton's.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you tell that to the Magistrate? A. Yes; and Mr. Rawlinson asked if they were covered, and I told him the second time that they were wrapped up; I did not say they had them openly, to the best of my recollection.

JAMES WHEELER. These are our property; this boiler has been lately mended - I have used it four or five years.

Cross-examined. Q.Where were they deposited that night? A. On the stove adjoining the house; it is an open place - I should think we had fourteen or fifteen additional waiters; I do not know whether one of them was rather familiar with one of these women.

HUMPHRIES - GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

KEMPSHAW - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18300708-194

1452. ANN LEE was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of June , 1 pair of sugar-tongs, value 10s., and 1 silver spoon, value 10s., the goods of Frederick William Hilder , her master .

FREDERICK WILLIAM HILDER. I live in Charles-street, Hatton-garden , and am a butcher - the prisoner lived with me for five or six months as servant of all-work . On the 22d of June the articles stated were missing - she was asked for them, and said they were locked up up stairs, and she would go and fetch them - she then left the house; I found her next evening, and wanted her to give up the articles; she refused, and I got the officer.

JOHN PEARCE. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Baldwin's-gardens. I have a spoon and a pair of sugar-tongs pawned on the 20th of May, and the 16th of June by the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-195

1435. JAMES HARROLD was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of July , 1 handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of Abraham Wivell , from his person .

ABRAHAM WIVELL. I am a portrait-painter . On the 6th of July I was in Wardour-street, Soho - I felt my handkerchief drawn from my pocket - I turned, and saw the prisoner, and the handkerchief fell from him; I collared him - he said he did not pull it from my pocket, that it was a boy who had run away - I saw no other boy, and it was impossible that any other boy could have run away, as there was a board which formed a passage. and I must have seen him - and from the time I felt it go there was not time.

ANDREW FISHER. I was on duty, and took the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-196

1454. HENRY HUNTER was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , 1 fixture, (i. e.) a copper, value 5s., the goods of William Jackson , being fixed to a building of his; against the statute , &c.

It being the property of Mr. Rhodes, the prisoner was found NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-197

1455. EDWARD GRIGGS and THOMAS JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , 12 pairs of stocking, value 12s. , the goods of William Plant .

ANGELIOUS BETRAUN. On the 14th of June, I was on duty in Oxford-street , and saw the prisoners in company- I knew Griggs, and watched them; they walked to and for by the prosecutor's several times, and then went into a public-house - they then went to the prosecutor's again; I saw Griggs go and take something from the door, and give it to Jones - I took hold of Jones, but I saw Griggs and Kennerly a scuffing; I took Griggs, and sent Kennerly after Jones.

Griggs. Q.Can you swear you saw me? A. Yes, you were there for twenty minutes - you were five or six yards off when I took you.

JAMES KENNERLY. I met Betraum - he told me Jones had something in his apron; he was turning into Wardour-street - I went and asked him what he had in his apron; he refused to tell me - I was taking these stockings from him when Betraun came and took him.

WILLIAM PLANT. The shop is mine, and these stockings are mine; here is my ticket on them - here are twelve pairs of them; I missed them when my attention was drawn to them.

Jones. Q.Was it not possible for any one to knock them down? A. No, they were tied.

Griggs' Defence. I met this young man, whom I knew, we walked two hundred yards, and then had a pint of beer - we shook hands, and I had not left him three minutes.

Jone's Defence. I walked a few yards with him; it rained fast - I stood under a door-way two or three minutes; I then saw these lay, and took them up.

Jones received a good character.

GRIGGS - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-198

1456. WILLIAM DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 pair of boots, value 12s. , the goods of Felix Wilcoxon .

The property belonging to Ralph Wilcoxon the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18300708-199

1457. JOHN CHILD was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 20 yards of printed cotton, value 15s. , the goods of William James Stevenson .

WILLIAM HATCHER. I am in the service of Mr. William James Stevenson , linen-draper , of Ratcliffe-highway . On Saturday evening a woman called out, "A man has run away with one of your prints;" I went out, and saw the prisoner running, and a part of the cotton was visible - a Police-officer was in his way; he turned into a public-house - I followed him, and he threw this piece of cotton over to the adjoining premises; I took it up - here are twenty yards of it; it is my master's - I never lost sight of him.

Prisoner's Defence. The Policeman and some others

came up and said, "That is not the man" - the witness seemed irritated, and said he was not certain of me, but he took me to his master.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18300708-200

1458. THOMAS CHAMBERS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 8 pairs of boot fronts, value 34s. , the goods of William Riley .

WILLIAM RILEY. I am a boot-blocker and closer , and live in Bell-place, Princes-street, Whitechapel . The prisoner worked occasionally for me. On the 1st of June he came to enquire if there would be any work for him; I told him to come next morning - he came in; I had fourteen pairs of boot-fronts there - I asked my apprentice how many he had taken; he said six pairs - I said to the prisoner, "As you are rather cleaner than Sam, go and get a pint of beer;" he did, and I said to him, "Take a potato off the table" - he did so; he then went up stairs, and came down again in ten minutes; he passed us, went out, and said he would call to-morrow - I went up stairs, and missed the eight pairs of fronts; I have never found them since - no one was there but my apprentice; the prisoner did not come the next day - I found him the next night but one in bed.

SAMUEL HARRISON. I am the apprentice. There were fourteen pairs of fronts - I put six pairs on the blocks; when the prisoner was gone, I went up and missed the other eight pairs; I saw him go out very quick - he did not come the next day; I am sure no one but him could have taken them.

WILLIAM WEST. I took the prisoner the night but one after; I found nothing on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I stood talking three or four minutes before I left the house - the Policeman came to my mother, and said if she would pay 1s. 6d. a week he would not appear.

WILLIAM WEST . I deny that - there was nothing of the kind.

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-201

1459. WILLIAM CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , 1 handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of Edward Beck , from his person .

EDWARD BECK. I was in Henry-street, Old-street-road , about half-past four o'clock, on the 1st of July - I missed my handkerchief, which I had safe just before - a witness pointed out the prisoner within fifteen yards of us - he was running; I took him.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Was it not raining? A. Yes.

JOSEPH KING. I am a baker. I was passing, and saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the prosecutor's pocket - the prosecutor turned, and asked if I saw any one take it; I pointed out the prisoner, who was running- he followed, and called Stop thief! I understood the prisoner dropped the handkerchief, but I did not see it -I am confident the prisoner took it.

Cross-examined. Q.How near were you to him? A. Close to him - I was passing; he tucked it into his pocket, and ran off - I was not momentarily prepared to take him - it was raining fast.

JAMES BROOKS. I took the prisoner. This handkerchief was given to me by a strange woman, who picked it up - I found nothing on the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. You did not see him drop it? A. No; I ran over it; it was raining.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-202

1460. GEORGE CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , 1 hat, value 3s., the goods of William Bosher , from his person .

WILLIAM BOSHER. On the 30th of May, as I just turned the corner of King's Head-court, Shoreditch , my hat was taken off my head, and taken away - I did not see who took it; I had a child three years of age in my arms- the prisoner ran round a corner, and threw my hat away; I came up with him as soon as the watchman had got him - my hat was in the road; it was about ten o'clock at night.

WILLIAM BURNESS. I saw the witness running near King's Head-court - he called Stop thief! and I saw the prisoner running; I crossed, and stopped him not more than a minute after I heard the alarm - I asked what he had been doing; he said Nothing - I said, "I think you have;" the boy then came up, and said, "You have stolen my hat;" and he brought the hat up.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-203

1461. MARTY CONNER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of July , 1 shawl, value 5s., the goods of Ann Bainbridge , from her person .

The prosecutrix did not appear NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-204

1462. THOMAS LANGLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of July , 1 copper, value 20s., the goods of John Gibbons , and fixed to a building .

JOHN FEARY. I am a labourer, and take care of the house of Mr. John Gibbons , No. 7, Queen-street . On the 5th of July I was told something, and went down stairs; I missed the copper, which had been fixed in the kitchen- I had seen it safe at nine o'clock in the morning.

WILLIAM JACKSON. I am a coach-painter. I saw the prisoner coming up stairs with the copper on his shoulder- I went, and asked Feary if Mr. Gibbons had sent for it; he ran down, missed it, pursued the prisoner, and took him with it - the copper fitted the place exactly.

Prisoner. You swore I was the person, and could not give any description of my clothes. Witness. No; the copper was over your jacket - I could not speak to that, but I could to your face; I saw him again in ten minutes.

ROBERT HAYFORD. I am a labourer. At twenty minutes before one o'clock I was passing through Pitfield-street, Hoxton, and saw a man with a copper - in a few minutes the prisoner came running towards him; I thought it was not right, and followed them to Charles-square - I saw the prisoner then accost the other man, and the prisoner took the copper; Feary came, and asked if I had seen a man with a copper - I said, "There he is;" the prisoner then threw the copper down, and ran; but I pursued, and took him - he said he was to

have 1s. for carrying it; they came in different directions- the prisoner came in, as if from Queen-street - he was about one hundred and fifty yards from it.

PETER CARNEY. I am a Policeman. I took the prisoner - he said he was to have 1s. for carrying it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going through the square, and the man asked me to carry it, and said he would give me 1s.; as soon as I had it on my back I was taken - the other man ran away.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-205

1463. FREDERICK BUCK was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , 1 crown, 4 half-crowns, 6 shillings, and 4 sixpences , the monies of Cort Christoffer .

MARY CHRISTOFFER. I am the wife of Cort Christoffer - we keep the Rose and Crown . On the 28th of May, about ten minutes to eleven o'clock night, there were four half-crowns, ten shillings, and six sixpences, in the till - I saw the prisoner open the till, and put his hand in; I had seen him before - he went out - I gave the alarm; the Policeman went after him, but could not find him for a day or two - the prisoner said he was looking for some pins.

Prisoner. You said you were in the parlour, attending to some customers at the time. Witness. I did not - I saw you go from the parlour into the bar, and then put your hand in and go out - I had put the money there just before.

HENRY SEEDOP. I saw the prisoner in the bar with his hand in the till - he shut the till again, and came outside; I saw he had 1s. in his hand - I said, "That does not belong to you:" he went into the bar, and shoved it back again - Mrs. Christoffer came out of the parlour at the time.

JOHN ROBINSON. I received information of the robbery, and looked after the prisoner, but could not find him till the Sunday - I told him what I took him for; he asked what I thought would be the result of it, and what he had better say; he said he was drunk at the time - I found four duplicates on him, one is for a handkerchief, which the prosecutor says was across a house.

MARY CHRISTOFFER . I had counted the money not two minutes before I saw him there, and had put it in a bit of paper - he said he was looking for pins.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18300708-206

1464. THOMAS GOWER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of March , 1 pair of shoes, value 5s. , the goods of James Greeves .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to belong to Charles Warland .

JAMES GREEVES. I keep a public-house in Aldgate . I lost a pair of shoes from there, which I had to keep - I saw them again about ten days ago at a pawnbroker's, and knew them by the make; I had seen them safe about March - they belonged to Mr. Warland; I have my shoes made by the same man - they came from Leek, in Staffordshire; the prisoner was in my service, at "boots" he left me about a month ago; I missed the shoes when he was gone, and a great many other things.

CHARLES WARLAND. I left these shoes in the care of the prisoner in January last - these are mine; I went to a situation, and sometimes did not go there for a fortnight.

Prisoner. I took his box to where he lived, and he told me to clean the shoes and take care of them. Witness. Yes, I told him to clean them and put them back again.

CHARLES BATH. I am a pawnbroker. I took in these shoes from the prisoner on the 20th of March.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not intend to defrand him in the least - I kept the duplicate in my pocket, and meant to own what I had done with them.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18300708-207

Fifth Middlesex Jury.

1465. ELIZABETH CLARKE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 1 live tame rabbit, price 1s. 6d. , the property of William Wade .

SARAH WADE. I am the wife of William Wade - we live in Allen's-buildings, Bowling-green-lane, Clerkenwell . I had a rabbit on the 4th of June - I saw the prisoner one hundred yards form my house, and thought she had it in her apron; I went to her, she said she had found it - it had been in a bird-cage in my room.

DANIEL BROWN. I took the prisoner, and have the rabbit; I asked her how it came into her possession - she said she went up stairs where it was, but denied stealing it.

Prisoner. I never said that. Witness. Yes, you did.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going up the lane, and saw the rabbit - I certainly took it up, but saw no one to return it to.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18300708-208

1466. HARRIET ESKETH was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of March , 1 tea-caddy, value 7s.; 1 caddy-spoon, value 2s.; 1 petticoat, value 2s., and 1 gold ring, value 7s., the goods of Hannah Pedley ; and that she had been previously convicted of felony .

HANNAH PEDLEY. I am a widow . The prisoner lodged with me; I belong to Covent-garden theatre , and went out on the 22nd of March, at half-past five o'clock in the evening - I did not return till half-past twelve; I then missed these things, and the prisoner was gone - I have seen the caddy at a pawnbroker's, but he is not here - it is my property; I did not see the prisoner again till she was taken up.

JOHN RADFORD. I am a Police-constable. I took the prisoner, and found on her the duplicate of the caddy - this petticoat was in pawn; I found this caddy-spoon and these ornaments, which had been in the caddy.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. She lent them to me. Witness. No, never.

RICHARD SNELLGROVE. I have a certificate of the conviction of the prisoner in April, 1829; I was present, and know she is the person - she was found guilty, and was confined for two months in the House of Correction.

GUILTY . Aged 30. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18300708-209

1467. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of July , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of John Robert Hall , from his person .

THOMAS THORPE. I am an officer. I took the prisoner on the 6th of July, and he immediately dropped this handkerchief out of his breast, and threw it down - he had been running from a cry of Stop thief! a bye

stander took up the handkerchief, and gave it to me; the prosecutor charged the prisoner with stealing it, and said his name was John Robert Hall ; the prisoner said he knew nothing of it - we tussled about ten minutes; no one came to my assistance - he was very desperate: it happened about half-past six o'clock in the evening, at the end of Spring-gardens .

FRANCES SYMONDS. I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the gentleman's pocket last Tuesday evening; I heard the gentleman's name, but I do not remember it - the prisoner put it into his left breast, and ran; I was close by, and said to the gentleman,

"Have you lost any thing?" he said, "Yes, my handkerchief;" I said,"This young man has it;" I am sure he is the man that took it - I saw the officer take him.

Prisoner. You said there were three or four more. -Witness. Yes, there were; I saw you take it out with your right hand, and hold up the flap of the coat with your left - you ran across the street.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been into the Park, and was coming down Spring-gardens; the gentleman accused me of picking his pocket - I said I had not, and that officer came and took me - he was not in his uniform, and used me very shamefully; I said I would not go till a Policeman came up.

THOMAS THORPE. He was very violent - it took seven of us to take him to the watch-house.

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: s18300708-1

The Number of Prisoners committed for Trial at the present Session, was 252.

Of whom were Acquitted or Discharged by Proclamation..... 89

Convicted..... 163

Of whom 10 have Received Sentence of Death.

12..... Transportation for Life.

20..... 14 Years.

67..... 7 years.

109 carried up.

109 brought up.

50 have been Imprisoned for various terms, Whipped or Fined.

4 Judgments Respited.

163


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