CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT
NINTH SESSION, HELD JULY 3, 1837.
MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,
Taken in Short-hand.
BY HENRY BUCKLER.
GEORGE HEBERT, CHEAPSIDE.
WILLIAM TYLER, PRINTER, BOLT-COURT, FLEET-STREET.
On the King's Commission of the Peace,
OYER AND TERMINER, AND GAOL DELIVERY,
The City of London,
AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE
COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
Before the Right Honourable THOMAS KELLY , LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir John Vaughan, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir Edward Hall Alderson, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter, Bart,; Matthew Wood, Esq.; Anthony Brown, Esq.; Sir John Key, Bart.; Sir Peter Laurie, Knt., Henry Winchester, Esq.; and William Taylor Copeland, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City of London; the Honourable Charles Ewan Law, Recorder of the said City; Samuel Wilson, Esq.; Sir Chapman Marshall, Knt.; Thomas Johnson, Esq.; Thomas Wood, Esq.; and John Humphery, Esq.; Alderman of the said City of London; John Mirehouse, Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and William St. Julien Arabin, Sergeant at Law; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.
LIST OF JURORS.
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
KELLY, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION.
A star (*) denotes that the prisoner had been previously in custody—An obelisk (†), that the prisoner is known to be the associate of bad character.
Third Jury, before Mr. Justice Vaughan.
1629. EDWARD OUSDEN was indicted for that he, on the 19th of June at St. Mary, Stratford, did about the hour of twelve at night, the dwelling-house of Martha Sturgeon, feloniously and burglariously break and enter, with intend to steal, and stealing therein, 5 fowls, price 10s., and 2 dead fowls, value 4s., the gods and property of the said Martha Sturgeon.
CHARLES COLYER . I am a policeman. On Tuesday morning, the 20th of June, about half-past one o'clock, I was High-street, Bow, in the parish of St. Mary, Stratford—I was at the further end, near Bow-bridge, looking up the town, and saw the prisoner come from about the spot where Mr. Sturgeon lives—he appeared to have something in his hand—he was a few yards from the house when I saw him—it might be five yards—I did not see any body with him—there was not a soul moving about the town—I followed him up the town, and saw him go to his father's door—his father is a jobbing carpenter, and lives nearly knocking—I knew who it was, and did not go to him—I returned a few steps, and waited—about two o'clock I had occasion to go to a shop opposite his father's house, and he was still knocking at the door—two more of our men came up to me, and said something—the poisoner then walked away—we went across the road, and saw some fowls lying close against where he had been standing, at his father's door—there were five live ones and two dead ones one with the head pulled right off—the prisoner went to the corner—one of the policeman, who is not here, went to lay hold of him, and he ran away—the man sprang his rattle—I went to his assistance, but the prisoner got right away from us—he ran through Bow Church-yard, and directly he got away I went back and picked up a white pillow-case over blood, with white feathers of fowls in it—it was in a narrow passage in the church-yard through which he had run—I took him into custody on Wednesday morning the 21st, which was next direction in Whitechapel—I am quite sure he was the man I saw come in a direction from Mr. Sturgeon's house, and afterwards run from his father's door—I have known him many years.
EDWARD STURDEON . I live at the White Horse at Bow. My mother, Martha Sturgeon, keeps the house—on the 19th of June I fastened the house up between eleven and twelve o'clock—the hen-house joins the dwelling-house, and is under the same roof—you go from the kitchen into the hen-house though a door—it is all enclosed, and under the same roof as the dwelling-house which is tiled—you go into hen-house without going into the open air—there is a bed-room over the hen-house—the hen-house
door opening into the yard was nailed up, and had been so for some months and the only way of getting the hen-house from the kitchen—their are no windows to the hen-house—the kitchen door leading into the hen house was bolted at night—I fastened the house up myself, and all the door and window were secure—I was one of the last person up—when I afterwards missed the fowls, I found the door leading from the hen-house into the yard had forced open, a person might then get into the house—that was the only door that was broken—all the others were correct—it was the door that had been nailed up—I cannot swear to the fowls.
Prisoner When I was at the office he said it was a window which was forced, and the nail was twisted round, Witness. Yes, it was fastened with a nail—it is a small door—I did not state that I had nailed it up the night before—it had been nailed up for months—it is a small door or window—it opens four feet from the ground
COURT. Q. You said there was no window to the hen-house? A. Yes I discovered that window was open the following morning—it was nailed up the night before—it is on hinges, like a door—it as no glass—it is like a trap-door—it is large enough to admit the body of a man—I found the hall wrenched out in the morning, but all the house was secure except that window.
MARTH STURGEON . I am a window, the White Horse. On the 19th of June I went to bed before my son—I shut the fowls in at the close of the evening, about six o'clock—they were all alive—I want to bad between eleven and twelve o'clock—I had seen the house fastened up—the hen-house has a wooden shutter or door—it was nailed up that night—next morning, at eight o'clock I found it open, and six young fowls and one hen gone—there were sixteen in the hen-house the night before—I should know them again—about two months ago one broke its leg, and I tied two pieces of matches on the ledge with some cotton, and the cotton remained on—here is the leg (looking at it)—I had sown it round the leg—the matches are two off—I found an old cap in the hen—house—I saw the prisoner about two years ago—he had nothing to do with my premises.
WILLIAM ROBERT GARDE . I am a policeman. I apprehended the prisoner on the 21st, at the corner of Great Garden-street, Whitechapel—I searched him, and found a skeleton-key on him—I told him he was an impudent fellow to come on my ground and commit a burglary when I know him so well—he was very sullen and would not speak—the fowls were brought to the station-house and I cat this left off one of them, and showed it to Mr. Sturgeon—I did not see the fowls found—I did not see them till the morning—they were looked up a the station-house and I went and saw them—Colyer had out them there.
Prisoner You never said I was an impudent fellow, nor any thing about a burglary, but put me into a cub and rode off with me. Witness. I took you into a shop and searched you, and it was there I said you were an impudent fellow and I wanted you for a burglary.
CHARLES COLYER re-examined. I took the fowls to the station-house—I observed one with round the leg—this is the same leg—the same fowls were afterwards delivered to Garde—they were found near the prisoner's father's house, and he was near them when I first saw him.
Prisoner's Defence. I an my father has a few words on the Saturday evening—he said, if I and my father home earlier than I did he would give me into custody—I went home and knocked at the door three times—I thought my father had given the policeman orders to take me, as I saw
him—I went away, and stood at the corner—he came to me, and said "Were not you knocking at the door just now?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Well, you must come with me"—I said I should not, and I threw my arms from him, and ran away—that skeleton-key as he calls it, belongs to a chest of drawers at my father's
CHARLES COLYER re-examined. I found the fowls on the ground, not secured—they will never fly up in the dark—they were all huddled together, as if just shot out of the pillow-case, and the two that were dead were quite warm.
GUILTY.— DEATH Aged 23.
Before Mr. Baron Alderson
1630. JAMES BUTLER was indicted for that he, on the 16th of June, at Paddington, in and upon Charles De Menron did make an assault, &c., and from his person and against his will, violently and feloniously did steal 1 purse, value 1s. 29 sovereigns, 1 half-sovereign, 5 shillings, 1 £10 back note and 4 £5 bank notes his property.
MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.
CHARLES DE MENRON . I live at No. 10, London-street, Paddington—I was formerly an officer in the army. I lived next door to the prisoner last years—I have known him more than a year—I had my leg broken once, and he knew that I was lame—In June last, Mr. Cafe the auctioneer of great Marlborough-street owned me some money for property he had sold. On Friday the 16th of June, I started from house about five o'clock with the prisoner to go to Mr. Cafe to receive the money—I told him what I was going for, and asked him to go with me—when I got to Mr. Cafe's the prisoner sat quite close to me when I received the money—here is Mr. Cafe's memorandum of it—it was 31l. 10s. 9d.—I had a £10 note, four £5 notes, and the rest in cash—about eight in the city—I had twenty—eight sovereigns in my purse, when I left home to go to Mr. Cafe's—I put the notes and money I received from Mr. Cafe on the top of Mr. Cafe's—I put money I had in my purse—the prisoner was close to me at the time, and must have seen where I placed it—we went together from Mr. Cafe's to a public-house in Oxford market—I had no watch, and cannot tell the time exactly—we left my house about half-past six o'clock—Mr. Cafe's is about two miles form my house—we walked very slowly, I being lame—I had a pint of ale of Oxford market, to the best of my recollection, and no more—I was quite sober—to the best of my recollection there was nobody in the room of the public-house abut ourselves—I took out my purse there, took out the notes and handed them to the prisoner, and asked him to put down the numbers, because I had not my spectacles—I handed him a pencil for the purpose—he took the memorandum at some distance from me, and said it was all right, and I put my notes back into my purse, which I put into my left-hand browsers pocket—I did not button my pocket—I kept my hand on the money to keep it safe—we left the public-house together, and went along to the croner of Edgware-road constantly together—I was not interrupted by anybody to the best of my recollection—the prisoner proposed to at the New Inn, Edgware-road, and we stopped—he asked for beer—I do not know whether he drank it, I took
none myself—after that we went away together—I asked to pay for the bet, but they would not receive anything—we said there perhaps twenty minutes—we went into a room—I do not know whether there was any one there but me and the prisoner—we came out together—he took me by the right arm, and we went over on the other side of the road—I can swear I had money safe when I came out of the New Inn, for I had my hand on it after I came out—the prisoner led me right across the Edgware-road, and took me into the Grand Junction-road quite suddenly—he did not say anything—it was quite ass near to my house as the other way, but it does not suit me on account of the gravel, and 1 usually went through Praed-street, and he gone through that street with me money times—when we got about 400 yards from my house, he was walking between me and railing and I had nothing to assist me in case of accident—he had hold of my right arm—he pushed me violently down on the ground—(my knee was quite black and all but broken)—I was stunned at the moment, and he came and assisted me up with one arm—I was unable to get up myself from infirmity—he came up on the left side to assist me, and put one arm round me on my right ride—I do not know what he did hand in my pocket stunned, I could not distinguish whether he put his hand in my pocket or not—he assisted me up—as soon as I was on any legs he turned round and said, "I will be directly with you"—he then turned round, and went at a quick pace into Pechell-street—I was snot able to run after him—as he told me he was coming directly, I stood two or three minutes—I then felt my purse and my purse was gone—I was still on the same spot where I was pushed down, I had not let it—looked about to see if it was on the ground, but it was not there—it was about half-past eight o'clock in the evening, quite daylight—there was not a soul on the road at the time—it is quite a lonely place—I went homes immediately—my went immediately and gave information to the pollee—on the following Sunday morning, the prisoner came to my house about eight o'clock and brought me my silver pencil-case, and a paper on which he pretended the number of the notes were put down—he said nothing but "Here is the paper and the pencil case"—this is the paper he produced—I reproduced him with the robbery—when I got, up, my first came was to lock the door and put the key into pocket, and I said, "You are my prisoner: Mr. Feltham is information of the case, but I will given you chance; if you restore me, my money I will see what I can do for you"—he said, "I have not it by me, but it"—I said, "But I will go with hour, I will see what I can do towards it"—I said "But I will go with you"—he said, "If you come with me, I will not go at all"—I immediately knocked for Feaver the policeman, and he came in—I said, "Now Butler here is a policeman—you have lost a good opportunity, I would to do what I could for you, now it is too late—but now, did not I propose to you to see what I could do with Mr. Feltham about it, and you said you had not the money, but it I gave you half-an-hour you would do what you could?"—and he owned I had said so to him—I called his attention to having left me so suddenly and he said he had taken physic—I never got my money.
Cross-examined by MR. HORY. Q. How long you known him? A. Two years altogether—I have been acquainted with him lately—I employed him to remove my good to Mr. Cafe's——I had a good opinion of him—I left home about half-past five o'clock that day—I did not go into any public-house but those I have named—I remained perhaps half an hour
at the first public-house—we sat down in the parlour—to the best of my recollection there was no one else in the room—I did not talk to him, as that would have prevented hi talking the numbers of the notes—I cannot say how long he was about that—I do not recollect an omnibus going tom Mr. Cafe's—I did not take pone returning and to the best of my recollection I did not going., but I am not quite certain—I do no know that I hailed an omnibus going along—I did not feel inclined to ride in returning—I dined before I left home—I do not know whether I drank any thing after dinner—I might—I dine at one o'clock—I drank nothing at ten time but a glass of beer—I cannot tell the distance between the to public-house I went to—I cannot say how long I staid at the second—I do not know whether I was there five minutes—I sat down in the parlour—I think I offered 1s., for the beer he had, but they would not receive it—I handed the notes to the prisoner to take the number—I have been in the habit of going out with the prisoner—I never employed him to count money for me—he once offered to go and each a bill for 29l. for me, but I would not let him have the bill—to the of my recollection, we only had one pint of ale the first public-home, bat I will not swear it—I will swear we had not three—I did not not take any thing at the second house, to the best of my recollection—I know Mr. Austins, a silversmith, in Oxford-street—we did not stop at any silversmith's shop on the road—I em quite sure I did not, to the best of my recollection—I had no business at a silversmith's—if he took me unawares I do not know—I was perfectly sober, but I suffered a goods deal from my leg—I was walking in pain—half a mile is too much for me to walk—I will swear I did not want to sell my watch—I had it not about me—it was a rainy evening—I do not remember going through nay squares—I did not go through Connaughtsquare, to my recollection—when the prisoner asked me to wait, he made a sign that he wanted to case himself—that was at the time he left me—I remained there a couple of minutes—there are railings before the house there—I did not lean against them—he kept me on the other side—I fell when me his arm down—I did not fall again after I got up—I know he gave me his arm when we came of the public-house, and if I fell I do not remember, because I was very week—I do not remember that he fell down with me—I do not remember any one speaking to me while I was there—I do not remember anyone calling out to me to keep my body up—I cannot swear they did not—I do not remember sitting down on the step of a door—I did not, to the best of my recollection—the weather head cleared up at the time he pushed me down, but the ground was wet—I did not send for him on Sunday morning, or look after him—I though it would be useless—I believe he came to me by himself on Sunday—he did not oppose any shutting the door—I had three loaded pistols on my burean, and I first put those into my pocket for fear he should them, as they were quite near his elbow—I locked the door putting them into my pocket—my wife took them out of my pocket.
Q. Did not you put a pistol on each of the prisoner's Head? A. ✗—I did not threaten to shoot him—I did not say I would do so if he offered to move—I did not threaten him with them in any way—he did to say, "Don's take my life"—I keep the pistols because I am living in cottage, and have no shutters or any thing.
MR. CLARKSON. Q. You have been asked about his character and say you never heard any thing to his prejudice—have not you heard that he has been in custody before? A. I have heard since that he has been many times in custody before—he told me a few months ago that he had
been apprenticed to a chemist and druggist—after I took the ale at the first public-house, I felt as I had taken some narcotic—I was as sober when I got home as I am now—my wife saw me—I will swear I had my money safe in my pocket when I went along the first part of the Grand Junction-road—I did not see any body from that time the prisoner thrust me on the ground.
MR. JONES. Q. When id you first perceive this narcotice effect? A. I began to feel it half way from Oxford-market—that feeling went off as soon as I was stunned by my fall—I was myself when I recovered from my fall.
WILLIAM FEAVER (police-constable T 126.) I was called into the prosecutor's house on Sunday morning, the 18th of June—I went into the drawing-room, and found the prisoner conversation with Mr. and Mr. De Menron—the prosecutor told me he had given information before at our station-house to Feltham, of his being robbed of 60l.—I asked the prisoner what he could do towards restoring the money.
Cross-examined by MR. JONES Q. Was the room door locked when you first went to it? A. No—I did see any pistols in the room—the prosecutor took one from pocket—he said had been keeping the prisoner in custody till a policeman came—he said he always kept piston in his house—he said he had locked the room door till heard me coning up stairs, and then he unlocked it—he did not say he been keeping him in custody with the pistol—I saw it drawn from, his pocket after I entered the room—the prisoner did not complain of having the door locked upon him.
LOUSIA MARTA HUNAM . I am married, and live No. 10, London-street. On Friday evening., the 16th of June, the prosecutor came home between eight and nine o'clock—he was perfectly sober, but appeared very much excited—he complained of losing something.
Cross-examined by MR. JONES. Q. How long had he lived in this house? A. I think about five weeks—he occupies there—I never saw him worse for liquor—I think he is a gentleman who can drink a good deal, but I never saw him tipsy, nor rather the worse for liquor—he can taken his rum and water and his porter—he does not drink more than many other gentlemen—he appeared excited that evening when he came home, from the fall, as he told me—he did not appear at all under the influence of liquor—I could not perceive that he had been drinking—I remember the prisoner coming to the house on Sunday—I was at the door part of the time—I did not see the prosecutor take our any pistols—after the prisoner was gone I saw him taken from his trowsers pocket—they were small pocket pistols—he showed me how he had put them into his pocket—he said he took, them, and put them into his pocket to secure them, that the prisoner might not use them—he did not say it was to secure the prisoner—nobody came with the prisoner.
CLOTILDA HENRIETTA DE MENRON . I am the prosecutors's wife. I remember my husband home on Friday, the 16th of June—I had gone to meet him myself—he was perfectly sober, but very fatigued, and very much hurt.
Cross-examined. Q. did he appear to have been drinking at all? A. No—he had the appearance of having been drinking, but was perfectly sensible—there were three pistols lying on the bureau—he took them up because the prisoner was leaning against the bureau, and for safety's sake he put them into his pocket—I afterwards took them out of
his pocket, before the prisoner went away, and put them Into the bedroom—I did not take them from him for fear he should harm the prisoner—he is sot a man of violent temper—he is very nervous, but very good-natured—he did not hold the pistol out towards the prisoner—I am quite sure—I was in the room all the time—I was not at home on Friday, when my husband first came in.
THOMAS PHILLIPS . I am a clerk in the Bank of England, I have been applied to to compare the numbers and dates of the notes with the paper produced by the prosecutor—there are no such notes in circulation at all as those on the paper—the first and second never were in circulation—there is no date to the third and fourth—there never were any such numbers issued—there is such a £10 note still out.
GUILTY— DEATH . Aged 22.
(Mr. Jacobs, Lydia Painter, and Charles Russell, gave the prisoner a good character.)
Before Mr. Barm Alderson.
1631. JAMES M'PHERSON was indicted for that he, on the 19th of June, at St. Dunstan's, Stebon-heath, otherwise Stepney, in and upon Sarah Lloyd did make an assault, and from her person and against her will, feloniously did steal part of a boa, value 3s.; and 1 brooch, value 3s., the goods of the said Sarah Lloyd.
SARAH LLOYD . I am single, and live in Baker-street. On the night of the 19th of June I was coming from Limehouse, and saw the prisoner as I came by Grosvenor-street, Commercial-road, at twelve o'clock—it was a dark night—I am certain of him—I saw him first in the road—he stopped a widow lady about two yards from me—there was a gas-light at the corner, which enabled me to see his face—lie left the widow lady, and I passed her; and as I went to run past him, he caught me by the gown, then caught bold of my boa, twisted it tight round my throat, and said he would shake my head from my shoulders—he kept twisting it tight round my neck—it was fastened with a small gold brooch—the boa broke in two—I retained one part of it, and he ran off with the other—I called out—he laughed at me, and told me I might call as long as I liked—I do not know what became of the brooch, but at the station-house he told the Inspector he need not look for it, for he would not find it—when I called out Mr. Seager came to my assistance—he pursued the prisoner—I showed him as well as I could which way he went—I suppose the prisoner was holding me about five minutes—I was quite close to him, and am certain it was him.
EBENEZER SEAGER . I came up to the assistance of the prosecutrix—it was about a quarter or half-past twelve o'clock—in consequence of what she told me, I went after the person, and caught sight of the prisoner in Edward-street, Stepney—he was at the further end of Mary-street, dodging backwards and forwards, as if to see who was coming—he saw me, and ran off, and I after him, calling, "Stop him"—a young man seized him by the collar—he said, "Oh, let me go; it is all right"—the young man let him go, but 1 seized him, and saw part of the boa drop from under his jacket—he said to me, "Let me go; a man has stolen my silk handkerchief out of my pocket"—a policeman took up the part of the boa—I am certain the prisoner is the man that dropped it—I kept him in custody.
twenty or twenty-five yards from the spot—I took him to the station-house and after searching him I was directed to go and see if I could find the brooch—he said it would be no use to go; I should not find it—I was with my lentern, and afterwards by day-light, but never found it.
GUILTY— DEATH . Aged 20.
Before Mr. Baron Alderson.
1632. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for that he, on the 26th of June, at St. James, Westminster, in and upon William Mather feloniously did marks an assault, &c. and from his person and against his will, did steal I watch, value 5l.; watch chain value 4l.; 1 watch key, value 4s. and 2 seals, 16s.; his goods.
WILLIAM MATHER . I am a boot-closer, and live at 96, Windmill-street On the 26th of June, I went out at nine o'clock at night—I was in liquor—I had been out most of the day, came home at nine o'clock and went in money—I has a watch and chain, two keys and a ring, and about 3l. in money—I went to a public house at the corner of Air-street, by regent-street—I am thirty-two year old—I got so drunk that I have not much recollection of what happened—I lost my watch and found it again next day—I also some money.
WILLIAM PATTERSON . I am a butcher. I was coming down Great Windmill-street on the 26th of June at very eleven o'clock and I saw the prosecutor—he was drunk, and walking up Windmill-street, sing gering along—I saw the prisoner and another person with him—they went pat the prosecutor, about three yards, and then turned back to meet him and knocked him down—I directly ran over help him, and saw the prisoner before him—a policeman came up and took hold of the prisoner—he stopped and then he ran away—I saw the watch on the ground—I am quite sure it was not there before he stooped—it was close at the prosecutor's feet—the prosecutor was standing up at the time—the glass was not broken as if it had been thrown down—I took the watch up and put it into the prosecutor's pocket—there were two seals, a key and a chain—it was a silver watch.
JAMES COE . I am a policeman. I was passing down Great Windmill-street on the 26th of June, at eleven o'clock at night, and saw the the prisoner knock the prosecutor down—there was another with him biggest than himself, but it was the prisoner knocked him down—the prosecutor was very drunk at the time—I saw Patterson come up to help him—I took the watch from the prosecutor at the Station-house—I had not seen it put down
Prisoner's Defence. The watch was not taken from the man—I am innocent.
GUILTY . DEATH —Aged 17.
Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin
1633. JOHN BURTON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Wentworth, on the 13th of June, at St. Mary Matfelon, alias Whitechapel, about the house of twelve in the night, with intent to steal, and stealing therein 2 tings value 10s. and part of a brooch value 5s.; the goods Robert Lawson; and 6 hearth rugs, value 2l. 8s. goods of the said Edward Wentworth to which he pleaded.
GUILTY— DEATH .
Before Mr. Recorder
1634. JOHN MILLWARD and JAMES JONES were indicted for a robbery upon John Love on the 27th of June, at St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 purse, value 3s. 44 sovereigns 12 half-sovereigns, and 2 bank notes for the payment of and of the value of £5 each; the goods monies and property of the said John Love.
JOHN LOVE . I live at No. 42, Old-street-road—my place of business is at No. 5, Old Broad-street—I am a merchant. On the night of the 27th of June, I was passing through Giltspur-street, at some minutes past ten o'clock—I saw both the prisoner at the bar—Jones' had four or five umbrellas and parasols under his arm as if for sale—I did not say anything to him at that moment—the other one, Millward, accosted me and asked me would I purchase an umbrella—they were together—I looked at one and purchased it for 1s. 6d.—it was an old umbrellas—Millward asked me would I purchase the other three, and he would make them cheaper—I purchased the other and was to pay 3s. for them—I was sober—before I would pay for these three I wished to go to some place to examine them—I occasionally deal in umbrellas—there were two parasols and two umbrellas—I went into a public-house, and had a glass of run and water with these two men—I examined the umbrellas—they told me they had from sixty to seventy gross of the same description in their ware-house in Bishopsagte-street—I do not knew whether people who keep warehouse stand in the-street—they asked me to go their were house down in Bishopsgate-street, and I walked with them, where they said they made them—I was stopped in the neighbourhood of Angle-alley, I think is the name of the place—(I went a considerable distance with these men—two or three streets—we were going in the direction of Bishopsgate-street, and Millward said the quantity he had would come to a considerable sum of money, and asked me had I money enongh to pay for them-street—I told him I supposed I had, but I would see better when I examined the goods—Angel-alley is near Bishopsgate-street)—Millward was walking behind me, and Jones was in front—then Millward seized me by the arms, and pulled me back to the ground, while Jones put his hand into my pocket, and took away my purse and ran off with it—it contained fifty sovereigns and half-sovereigns, and two £5 notes of the Bank of England—after I recovered I cried for the police—Note appeared to be handy, and I went to the first public-house and made inquiry for a watchhouse, and I was directed to one in Bishopsgate-street—I gate-street—I called there, and informed the officers the dress and appearance of the prisoners, and I remained there some little time, when the officer brought in Millward—I think it could not be more than half an hour, if I recollect—when I was in the public-house Millward had a piece of ivory, and offered to sell it to me for 1s. 3d.—I would not buy it—I mentioned that circumstance at the station-house, and Millward put his hand into his pocket and produced the piece, and asked was that that it—I said it was—I lost a silk purse, blue and black stripped—I think it was light blue with a black stripe in it—there were two pieces of foreign silver coin in the purse—I do not know the number of the notes—Jones Jones was not brought in while I was there.
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Millward heard you charge him with robbing you? A. Yes; he denied being in the public-house, and showing me the ivory—he swore he had never seen me before—Im do not know that he used the word, swear, but he said "I never saw you before"—Mr. Leonard of King-street saw the with his purse and sovereigns and notes—he paid me that account—there is nobody here who saw them—I should know my own purse—if I had been asked the question about its being black or blue by the Magistrate, I should have been asked the question about it it was spitits and water of some kind that we had—if I recollect rightly it was some kind of spirits—it was in some public-house not far from St. John Street, but not in St. John-street—I do not know the names of it—I have not told the name of it before—I was in two public-houses—I cannot give the name of the second public-house—the landlady is here as a witness—I never represented the name of the public-house to anybody—we had one pint of beer there—I tasted no spirits and water—I paid for it but I did not drink it, not a drop of it—I treated these men with it—I tasted the deer, but I not drink—I called for a glass of rum and water or a quartern of rum—I am not in the habit of going our at night for second-hand umbrellas—this was past eleven o'clock—I had never seen ✗ either of these men in my life before—I have been in London two years—I am an import and export a counting of cotton manufacture and hard-ware manufacture—I keep a counting-house and clerks—I am not in habit of going out at night to public-house, but I am in the habit of going home if I am detained out—I never represented that I paid 4s. 6d. for one umbrellas, it was for four—I never represented I gave 4s. 6d. for one—this is my handwriting—(looking at his deposition)—read. "The informant, John Love, saith, that about ten, or a quarter past ten o'clock on Tuesday night last, he was passing through Giltspor street, where he observed the two prisoners, one of them (Jones) having, parcel of seond-hand umbrellas under his arm—informant in quired the price of the umbrellas, and ultimately agreed to purchase them for 4s. 6d.—the prisoner then stated that they had a large quantity of umberells of a similar description at their residence, which they said was at a shout distance, and invited informant to come and look at them, which he consented sented to do, and accompanied the prisoner until they reached Skinnco-street, in Bishopsgate-street, where the informant went with the prisoners into the Ship public-house, and had a pint of beet with them—whilst in the public-house the prisoner Millward pulled out of his pocket the piece of carved ivory now produced, and wished to sell it to informant for 14d. but informant refused to buy it, saying it was not worth a penny—the prisoner's then left the public-house, informant immediately following them for the purpose of looking at the goods mentioned by the prisoners, and it was now probably about half-past eleven o'clock at night—information proceeded ceeded with the prisoners, Jones going before and Millward behind informant, down an alley, in the neighbourhood of Bishopsgate-street—when they reached the end to the alley Millward suddenly grasped informant by the arms pulled informant down on his back to the ground, whilst the other prisoner Jones put his hand into informant's trowsers' pocket, and took from thence a blue silk purse, with steel rings containing fifty sovereigns in gold, two £5 Bank of England notes, and two pieces of silver foreign coin—as soon as this was done the prisoner both fled in different directions—information called for assistance but could not obtain any, and
then, made his way by inquiry to the watch house in Bishopsgate-street where he related what had passed, and gave a description of the persons of the prisoner to the police-officer—In about an hour afterwards the prisoner Millward was brought in, and on hearing informant allude to the piece of carved ivory which Millward had offered the informant for sale in the public-house Millward pulled not of his pocket the piece of carved ivory now produced and asked informant whether it was any thing like that; when informant instantly recognised it to be the same.
Q. Now you have heard that read, where not sworn at the Mansion-house? A. Yes, I gave my deposition there—what I said was taken down in writing and read over to me—I never mentioned the name of the public-house—I might possibly tell the Magistrate, but I did not tell it of my own knowledge—I am not accustomed to public-house—I told the Magistrate the purse was blue, but there was black strip up the edge—there was no female in the Ship public-house in company with me—I saw a female there—I was not arm-in-arm with any female—I did not walk our arm-in-arm with one—I had drake two pints of beer about eight o'clock that evening with some friends before I went into the Ship—that was at a house in Watling-street—I do not know the name of it—I was never before—there were four of us—we about half a pint each—neither of my friends are here—I think I paid 6d. for what I had—they drank something else—I do not recollect tasting any thing but a share of the two pints of beer—they were drinking various things round the table—I think, some wine negus, some brandy and water—some one things, and some another—there were more parsons there besides me and my there friends, who were no acquiantances of mine—I said there an house and a half—we were doing business there—examining patterns of cotton goods that some manufactures in the country were showing—one of my friends was a manufactures two were not—It was not convenient to go to my own house, and my warehouse was shut—I hat not been in any other public-house besides the three I have mentioned, that I recollect—I swear positively I was not in any other after I left my conuting-house—I do not recollect being in any other public-house, but I do not positively swear it.
Q. Now, as you mentioned the pint of beer at the Magistrate's how came you not to mention the spirits and water? A. I answered every question I was asked—I know Barbican by name, but I do not recollect where it is—the public-house at the corner of Fann-street, Goswell-street, was next—I was in no other—Millward was brought into his watch-house in about three quarters of an hour.
Q. Did you say one word to the Magistrate about either of the prisooners asking you if you had got money enough to pay for the umbrellas? A. I do not know, I am sure—I was not asked the question—I do not recollect saying it—it may escaped my memory at the time—it did not occur to me at the moment.
ANN RAYMOND . I was at the Ship-house on Tuesday night, the 27th of June, at half-past eleven o'clock—it is the corner of Skinner-street, Long-alley—I saw the prisoner Millward and the prosecutor come in—they a pint of half-and-half Millward called for—the prosector offered to pay for it, but Millward insisted on paying himself—they
both drank together—Millward produced a piece 3 of carved ivory, showed it to the prosecutor, and asked what he thought he gave for it—he said he did not know—he said he gave 1s. 2d. for it, and offered it to the prosecutor for the same price; the prosecutor said he did want it; and Millward put it into his pocket—the prosecutor sat on a seat opposite the bar—he said he would go—Millward said, "Stop a few minutes, my brothere will be in presently with a lot more of umbrellas for sale"—I saw five or six umbrellas under the prosecutor's arm, and the green silk parasol oen—Mill ward said the lot would come to something less than 2l.—the prosecutor was not drunk—was what I call fresh, but knew what he was about—Jones came in at the side door in Skinner-street, and Millward asked him where the lost umbrellas was—Jones said they were in-door—they all three went out at the side door in Skinner-street together—this was all done within half an hour—the prosecutor came back in less than ten minutes—he appeared agitated, and quite confused—he went and looking in the tap-room, and came out again, and without saying nay thing—he then came and asked where was the police station, and a boy who was going cut with pint of ale went to show him.
Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. How came you to be at this public-house? A. I was having half a pint of beer—I work at shoe-binding and washing, and do any thing—I have a little boy to keep—I live at No. 8, Thrawl-street, Brick-land, Spitalfields—I had been in Whitecross-street, and came down Long-alley, and had half pint of beer—I had not been working for any body—I had been up at been up t my sister's in Whitecross-street—the last the shoe-binding I did for Mr. Samuel of Hatton-garden—that is better than twelve months ago—this time twelve months I worked in the garden for Mr. Adamson, of Newington—I do not say how I get my living now—I have done the best I could to get it for the last six months, but that will not induce me to take a flase oath—I have been an unfortunate woman for the last six months.
HENRY DRAWETT . I took Millward into custody at the corner of Spitalsquare, just entering it no the City, some time after twelve o'clock that night—he was in company with two females and one man—it was not Jones—I do not know who they were—I do not say thow I took Millward to the watch-house—he went very quietly—I have known him a long time.
THOMAS PETCH . I am superintendent of the watch of the watch of the ward of Bishopsgate—he described two prosecutor came to me and complained of being robbed—he descried two persons who he alleged had robbed him—Millward was brought in about half an hour or three quarters of an hour—it was near upon one o'clock or past one—I took Jones about half-past his own door—Mr. Love was describing in Fleur-de-court, opposite site his won door—Mr. Love was describing the persons he purchased the parasol of and said, "This man," alluding to Millward, "produced a piece of ivory from his pocket," and Millward put his hand into his pocket and said, "Any thing like this?"—" That is the very piece," he said.
COURT to JOHN LOVE. Q. Was the money which you say you lost all your own property? A. Yes; it was property belonging to the house in which I am one of the partners—there are others jointly interested in it—I have made good the money—I have debited it to my own account—it was the produce of a sale.
MR. PAYNE. Q. Whose money was it? A. It was money I had drawn out—it belonged to the firm—I had it in my possession—I have debited it to myself.
MR. PAYNE called
JAMES BRADSHAW . I am a tailor, and live at No. 39, White Crossplace, Finsbury-square. On Tuesday night, the 27th I saw the prosecutor at the Ship public-house, and I rather think I saw the tall prisoner (Millward) there—I saw the prosuctor leave—he was just leaving as I left—I went out directly after him—it was near twelve o'clock—he went out with the some man he was talking with—I would not positively swear, but I believe it was Millward—I did not notice any other other person—I did not notice Jones—Millward and the prosecutor went out together into Skinner-street—I saw him afterwards, walking dowen Skinner-street with a female—when I came out of the public-house the prosecutor had turned round Skinner-street, and a female was by the side of him, and I believe had hold of his arm—it appeared to me that the man he was with, who I believe was Mill ward, remained at the door—I saw him there—I stood at the door looking after the prosecutor—I staid while he walker I suppose thirty yards down the street with the girl his side—I do not know where the girl came from—she might have come to him just before I got out—I saw one or two girls inside the house, and some outside—Raymond was inside the house—it was not her that had hold of his arm—I think it was one in lighter clothes—when I had watched them for thirty yards, I went away and saw no more—he appeared to be in ifquor
JURY. Q. What became of the prosecutor? A. He walked down towards Bishopsgate—my attention was attracted, seeing a respectable intan with a lot of old umbrellas, and I thought he was not in very good company—I do not know what became of the prisoner—I did not see which way he went—I am sure two men did not go out with the proseucton—I saw but one go with him—I did not notice that Jones was there—where I got to the door Millward was at the door, at the door, and I then lost night of him.
(James Bye, a Type-founder, of Ivy-lane, Hoxton, deposed to Millward's good character;—Young of Long-alley, a baker John Beeson, of Wellington-street, Stepney-green a potato-dealer; and James Sey mother Lamb-alley, Sun-street Bishogate gave Jones a good character.)
MILLWARD— GUILTY — DEATH .* Aged 27. JONES— GUILTY— DEATH .* Aged 20.
LONDON AND MIDDLESEX LARCENIES. &c.
OLD COURT. Monday, July 3rd 1837.
First Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant
JOHN BURBIGE . I keep a shop in Tysoe-street, Clercklwell. On Saturday, the 20th of May, about eight or nine o'clock in the evening the prisoner came, and said he wished to show a writing-desk to a gentleman—he looked at his—I told him it was made to order, but he might have it till Monday—he did not come on Monday—this is the desk he had.
Prisoner's Defence. I did get it, but not with any dischonourable intention—it
was wanted for a person, and the order was unexpectedly concetermanded—I thought I would raise a sum upon it, but it was my for intention of paying him or taking it out—when I had it I did intend to pawn it—the prosecutor said he had no objection to part with it.
MR. BURBIDGE. No, I did not—I said I did not know but the party might come from one hour to another—I did not give him leave to dispose of it any way—it was pawned in an hour after he had it.
Prisoner. Q. If I had brought the monday for it would you have take it? Witness. I do not know—you did not bring it—you were to her given me an answer that evening.
GUILTY . Aged 23— Transported for Seven Years.
(There were two indictment against the prisoner)
1636. JAMES HARDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of June, 2 pieces of brass, value 6d., and 2 pieces of leather, value 2d., the goods of william Henry Taylor; and JOHN TOMPKINS , for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statue, &c.
JONATHAN NASH . I am ostler at ostler at the Coach and Horses, in Uxbridge-road. On the 22nd of June I missed some brass and leather from one harness—I cannot swear to this, but such things were lost out of the stable—a lad named Stone was sleeping in the stable—when the horses were wanted the brasses were gone, and the too.
WILLIAM TAYLOR . (police-constable T 36.) I took Stone into Custody—he told me something, in consequence of which I went to the railroad, and took Harden into custody—I do not know where Stone is now.
NOT GUILTY .
(The same evidence was given as on the prisoner's former tried trails Samuel Fletcher (8th Session, p. 268.) in addition to which the following witness were examined.)
JAMES WILKSON . I am the husband of Hannah Wilkinson. I was put in possession of Fisher-house by Mr. Swaine—I found three at four men there when I wen home, and Norris was one of them—the next morning when I got up, Norris came to me—Mr. Bickers had been there in the night, and left word that the attorney said we must move away that day at all events, that they would not hurt a thing if we would only go out; that he levied on my things for near 20l., odd but said that we could take all our things away if we would go out; and we moved about one or two o'clock that Friday—I got a van, and two of them helped to put the goods in—Norris was in the house at the time—there was another man went by the name of Norris has well—I left the premises ad they they has been—nothing was pulled down or destroyed.
Cross-examined. Q. You not see Bickers at all? A. I believe he came in just as we were moving out, but he said nothing to me; he did not interfere with out moving at all—Norris said Bickers had been there that night, and said that the attorney said I must move out hat day.
MR. BODKIN. Q. Did Bickers see the cart and the things being moved? A. I cannot say, for I was at the back-gate and he was at the front—I was just on the finish as he came in—he saw the and
the things were nearly all out at the back of the house—he did at all interfere to prevent the things being moved.
COURT. Q. Were the things in the when Bickers came there? A. Nearly the whole of them.
JAMES WOOD . I live at Grove House, Islington, and am a timbermerchant. On Saturday, the 27th of May, about six o'clock in the morning, I saw a cart loading with lead, at Fisher-house—I saw fletecher there—I will not sweat positively that the prisoner Norris was there, but I have no doubt of it—I knew it was wrorng, and ran directly to fetch an officer and man who I had on an estate adjoining to protect it—I was not more than two minutes gone, and when I retunred the prisoner and cart were gone—I have heard Bickers say, not direclty to me, that they would have the whole of the house—both Bickers and Norris said so.
Cross-examined. Q. Did you not understand that Fleacher claimed Fisher-house and the property close about there as being past of the hoetead? A. I never heard that he claimed Fisher-house till I heard he had got it—I never made any bargain with him for purchasing any part of it, nor any part of my family—I have property about there.
MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Did you hold part of some neighbouring proparty of Miss Jobern? A. Yes—she is alive I belive—I saw her nine months ago—I do not know that Fletcher said he was the next heir after her—said he claimed to be the son of Ann Fletcher, and that he understood Miss Jobern was dead—I never heard Bickers or Norris claim this property but I told Bickers at the time that I knew enought—that if he went further he would get into trouble—he offered to seil me seven seven cottages for 36l., and he went to my tenants.
CHARLES HILTON . I am a dealer in building materials. I went to Fisher-house on Monday morning, the 29th, and saw Bickers—I asked him if there were some sashes to be sold at a price which I offered him—he said he could not given me an answer till two o'clock—he said there were goods to be sold—I pointed out the ashes—they were fixed then in the back of the house—there might he twenty-five—I hid 12l. for them—I did not go again at two o'clock as I heard it was wrong—Bickers refused to take 12l. as it was to little.
GEORGE MILTON . I am a dealer in building materials, I went to Fisher-house on Monday morning the 29th of May, shout nine o'clock and saw Bickers and Fletcher, but not Nottis—I saw some sashes fixed have been committed wantonly——I think thirty doors are gone, old carved oak door—it would take 300l. to put house in order.
NORRIS— GUILTY .
Confined Two Years.
OLD COURT. Tuesday, July 4th, 1837.
Second Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant
1638. JAMES MALLETT was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 6th of February, of a certain evil disposed person 24 pairs of boots, value 6l.; and pairs of shoes value 3l. 10s. the goods of Samuel Emsley, well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statue, &c.
MR. PHILLIPS conducted the Prosecution.
SAMUEL EMALEY . I am proprietor of the Octagon shoe and stay-factory, in Norfolk-street, Bethnal-green—I have pirouetted two men named Steel and Simms. On the 6th of February 1836, Steel was in any employ—Mallet and Simms had been in my employ but came back afterwards for lett left me fifteen months before February, but came afterwards three months—on the 6th of February Mullins, the policeman brought Simms to my house with a hamper, with seven dozen pairs of shoes in it—I did not him, and offered ten guiencas reward but could never get sight's made for him, and offered ten guiness reward, but could never get sight of him till then—I have been robbed of 1000 dozen paris of shoes at least.
JAMES MULLINS . I am a policeman. On the 6th of Febraury 1836, I was on duty in Northampton-street, and followed a man named Simms—the prisoner was in his company—Shnms had a hamper—I took him and the hamper to Mr. Emsey, but the prisoner got under a lamp and went off—I have been looking for him ever since—I have nota duble he is the man who good was with Simms—I had not seen him before to my recollection—I had a good oppotunity of oberserving him that night.
Prisoner. Q. Where did you see me? A. In Suffolk-steet, close to the Octagon warehouse—you a Petersham great coat on—I could not take you and Simms at the same time—you were under a lamp at the corner of Northampton-street.
COURT. Q. Are you certain he is the man? A. I am
JULIANS SIMMS . My brother was convicted of stealing these shoes——I know the prisoner. On the 6th of February, last year, I saw him in the evening at No. 3, Sidney-street where my brother my mother, and mysed liived—my brother kept the house—the prisoner did not live there, but he took the house with my brother in the name of Collier—when the prisoner came in that evening he threw his hat on the found—my mother asked him what was the matter—he said he could not tell, we must guess the wont—my mother said, "Do tell"and he said my brother was taken up—that he saw the policeman (who was in flanuel jacket) take him, and my brother put the hamper down, and after that the prisoner went home to his wife, left his great coat and watch at home, and then came out and to the station-house, where he saw a great crowd of people—he asked what was the matter, and they said a young man had been taken up for a hamper—he said he afried to go too near the station-house for fear any one should see him—he desired me to his house, and tell wife that he would be at home in the morning as soon as possible—I went, and heard, as I suppose Mt. Emsley'svoice—I came back, and told the prisoner what I had heard—he desired me to go the house again, and said he wpouod send a cart him again till he was have the ham; per again, and he would never saw hikm again till he was taken—he saide he was sorry for my brother, and my brother would tell he was certain—I have frequebtly seen him with my brother—they were alwasys together, and with my brother used
to bring home a hamper containing shoes, he used to asist him out with them—that has been very often more than half a dozen times—I am nearly twenty-two years of age—I did not at that time know where the shoes came form—I have known since—my mother was living in the house at the time.
Prisoner. Q. Were you not rreied her for stealing these shoes? A. I was, and was not found gulity.
SARAH SADLER . I am a window. On the evening of the 6th of February 1836, I was at the prisoner's house—I used to work for his wife—he came in that evening, pulled off his great coat and watch, and left them at home.
Prisoner. It is false, it is very easy to get a story like this—the prosecutor, policeman, and witness, and witness have ben together somje time—this witness was with Julians Simms last Fewbruary twlemoth. Witness. I have not agreed with Simms to say any things—I know nothing about her—I have to come here when she was in troble, and have seen her since but have had no correspoduce with her.
ANN LAURENCE . I am single. I know the prisoner and James Simms—I have frequenbtly seen them together—Mallett reprosenteed himself as Simm's brtoher and said he was a watchmaker—on Saturday, the 6th of Febraury, 1836, they were both at my house to tea—I am quite sure of that—they both by the name of Collier.
COURT. Q. What makes you recollect the day? A. It was the day Simms was apprehended.
Prisoner I worked for Mr. Emaley 5 years, and was intrusted with immense sums—600l. or 700l. scores of times, from morning till night. I have lived at the same house for 6 months since the robbery—he says he—has been secking for me—I have never been out of London—I have been round Whitechapel about my business as usual' even the morning before I was taken, a mab in Mr. Emsley's?"—I said, "No; why?—he said, "Who would have thought of seeing you here? are you under no apprebension of meeting with Mr. Emsley?"—I said, "No why?"——he said, "Mr. Emsley is seeking for you"—I said, "Well, I am here every morning to be found"—I went there again next morning end if I had been under any apprehension of denager I should not have gone—durting the five years I was with Mr. Emsley, I recived but 12s. a week to maintion my famly—there tempation held out to me, but I never rtobbed him of a larthing—I had a good character, and mainted it—it was my study to preserve it—not having been before a Maginstrate, I did not know what was coing against me.
MR. EMSLEY re-examined. I did not find any thing worng in his mondy matters—I have trusted him with 400l. or 500l. at a time, before I ascerained that he had been trasnported—for about a year and a hlf he was livijg like a gentleman, and giving partice's abut I did not know it at he times.
JAMESA MULLINS re-examined. I have been to his house to look for him very often, but could never find him—there was a reward of the guitious afered. GUILTY .* Aged 30.— Transported for Fourteen Years.
MICHAEL HOW . I live at Paddington, in Gloueestershire. I came up here after work—I had there soverigns and a half, which I got by my labour before I strated—on the 20th of June I was drinking at the Stand ard public-house, near Uxbridge—the prisoner were drinking with me—I was not drunk—while I was there I wrapped my money up in a piece of paper, and put it is into my watch-pocket—they saw me do it I am sure, because I was sitting down by them—we had a pot of beer, and there and three came out together—as soon as we fet into the road they juet ling me about, and I foujnd the woman's hands in my watch-pocket, where my money was—the man had hold of my arm—it was aboiut five o'clock in the evening—I did not cry out—we went into the Green Man after that, and I said to her, "You have get my money." and befoer I could speack the man hit me—I did not say any thing to him—we call three thea went down into Uxbridge together, and went into the Ostlers there—I had no drink there, and do not believe they had—I then gave infromation to Birch, the constable.
William Hollis He said he went into a stable with the woman, and gave the ostler a pint of beer not to tell. Witness. I did not.
Caroline Hollis He was offering to toss me for beer nad gin at the Green Man, and he broke a glass. Witness. I did not officer to those for they gin—I did not toss at all—I did break a glass.
GRORGE BRAVINGTON . I am oster at the Standrd—I remember the proseutor and prisoner coming there—they had drink together—I saw the proseuctor with two slotgether in a paper, and some others besides but I could not see what it was altogethers—I am sure I saw two sovereigns—after they went out there was a little bit of hsing—I did not see him go to the stable, or anywhere, with the woman.
William Hollis. Q. Did the prosecutor gamble for any thing? A. He tossed for onje pot—he was going to toss with me, but did not—he said before the Magistrate he had conexion with the woman—he was not quite sober—he had a pot of porter and a glass of gin.
JAMES JOHNSON . I keep the Green Man. About five o'clock a Tuesday, thyue proseutor came to my house tiwth the two prisoner—the watch-pocket wasturned inside out at time—I said, "Do you knew your pocket ios truned inside out?"—the prisoner then tunred it back again to its right place—the proseuctor spent all his money he went to feel in his fob for his money, and accused them accused them of roobing him—he did bot say how much money he had lost—they then ill-used him—they had been to the other public-house before—it was five o'clock in the morning when they came to my house.
Carline Hollis. Q. Did he not drink a glass of gin, and toss for it? A. Yes—he did complain of beine robbed for nearly an hour after I told him his fob was truned out—after he had speat all his silvery they had two pots of beer and a wuartern of gin at my house—he broke a glass, and paid 6d. for it—when he felt for the rest of his money it was gone.
MICHAEL HOW. re-examined. I was robbed just after I came out of the Standrad, in the road, but I did not miss my money till about an hour after I got inmto the Green Manh—I had some silver in my breches pocket—I
recollect being told my fon was turned inside out—I did not say I had been with the woman.
MARY ANN MUCKLENTONE . I was at the Green Man on this morning—How and the prisoner came in together—he accussed the woman of robbing him—she said had—the man struck him, and ill-used him—he took him round his neck, put him into corner, and serched his pockers.
CHARLES JAMES MURRAY . I am a constable. I was wsent for to the public-house and asked How was the man he had been in company with—he said the prisoner was the man, and that he had been robbed, and the owman wa inh his company, but he did not know where she was—he described her, and I went and found her—I searched the male prisoner, but found nothing on him—I was obliged to have assistance to take him to the cage, lknowing him to be a reslute fellow—he made great resiance, and attempted to run away.
JAMES SUTTON . I am shopman to Thomas Brown, of Leadenhall-street. On the 16th of June, about half-pst foru o'clock I was stitting behidn the shop—I saw the prisoner come to the door, and take ten yards of cloth whcih stood en a chair inisde the door and out it under it under him arm—I immedistely ran out, and brought him back with it is his possession—this is it—(looking at it)
GUILTY .* Aged 18— Transported for Seven Year.
THOMAS JONES . I am footman to Mr. Franics Richard Price, of Great Ommend-street, Bloomsbury. About half-pat five o'clock, on the 22nd of June, I was in the Regen's Park—I lelft my coat in the dickey of the carrings—I received information and missed it—I got on the coach-box and galloped after the prisoner—I saw himk throw the cout over the palling—it was picked up and given to me—it was my mater's coat.
GUILTY .* Aged 17.— Transported for Seven Years.
MARY HANNAH BURDEN . I am the wife of William Burden, a broker, and live in Phillip's Somers-town—Eliza Maria Soladen Burkinshaw is my niece. on the 21st of Aprial, 1833, I was with her to St. Paners new churxhm when she was married to the prisoner—they lived together as man and wife—I saw her this morning.
Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Where did she live before she was married? A. In Barnd Holloway. she went out of wortk as irner to a laundress—she worked for any person who employed her—she was a good, moral character, for any thing I know—I believe sh was baout ninteen years old—she had a child before she married the prisoner——It is
alive now—it was living with its mother before she was married, but it was lived with me since she her husband—they had one child but it thes—I do not know that she had any way of geting her living besides going out irning—Mr. Harley camne to my house, and tood me the prisoner had married their daughter—the prisoner came home to my niece's lodging—she had to lodging besides mine, at Somers-town—she sent for an officer and gave him into custody—I was there at the time.
Cross-examined. Q. You are not the prosecutrix? A. No. For God's sake have merey on him—he had no mony with me.
GUILTY. Aged 36—Strongly recommanded to mercy.
Confined Three Months.
JOHN SOLMON ELLIS . I live in the Minories. About two o'clock in the afternoon on the 28th of June, three waistcoats hung outisde my shey—I saw a movement outisde and ran our—I saw the prisoner mogning from the shop in compoany with one or two others—I secured him, and he waistcoats fellk from him—I had seen then safe fice minutes before—the are them.
GUILTY .* Aged 18— Transported for Seven Years.
BENJAMIN BYE . I am shopman to Charles Weston, of Lowert-street Isligton. Ablkut half-past eight o'clock in the morning, I missed this bef from the front of the shp—had seen it just before—it was produced to me afterwards by Ching, the policeman—I knew iut to be thge same.
WILIAM CHING (police-constable N 61.) Soon after eight o'clock in the morning of the 21st of June, I was in Windsor-street, five or six hundred yards from the proseuctor's—I saw the prisoner and two other boys—the prisoner had this beef in his apron—he dropped it and ran away—I secured him, and Bye clamined the beef.
Prisoner Two other boys took it gave it to me.
GUILTY . Aged 14— Confined One Months and Whipped.
HENRY WEST . I live with my parents, in Hermes-street, Pentonwville, I was in the Bath, about half-past four o'clock, on the 2nd of July—my cloths wer in one of the boxes, and my handkerhcif over them—I saw the prosoner ge into my box, where my clothes were—I haldoved out to him, "Come out; that is my box'—I went, and missed my handkercbhief—I went to the porter of the baths, and told him—the prisoner was brought back, and the handkerhcif fourd—this is it—(looking at it)
Prisoner I was not me went into the box—it was another boy, and that bouy gave me that handkerhif—I did not know he had stolen it, Witness. It was went into the box.
JOHN HOY . I am servant at the Bath. In consequence of infromation, I ran after the prisoner—I overtook him, and said, "You have a persons, handkerhcief from our beth, whcih you have stolen—hye said, "I did not take it; my pal took it, "and he pulle dit out and gave it to me—another buy had run pout of bath with him, but the took another taod.
Prisoner He saw the boy me the handkerhif out of his hat. Witness. No, I did not, as they were both roujnd the corner.
GUILTY. Aged 14—Recommanded to mercy— Confined One Months, and whipped.
BENJAMIN CATMULL . I am an offier of St. Andrew's Andrew's Holborn. About a quater to elven o'clock on the evening of the 27th of June, I saw the prisoner—I watched him very carefully knowking him by sight, and saw him take the tail of gentleumand's coat in his hand, and wxtract the hand kerhcief from it—I went over the had, and clasped him very hard, so that he had not time to make away the handkerhif—he dropped it, and 1 put my foor it—the gentleman would not return.
Prisoner He stopped two gentlmand, who siad they had lot no handkerhief. Witness. No, 1 did not—the gentlemand did deny having loat any thing but would not come back.
THOMAS LONG . I am a watchemen. I saw the prisoner, with one hand undereath the bottom of his pocket, and the other in it, but did not see him take the handkerhif out—I and after the gentlemand, and asked him to attend, but he would not come back.
GUILTY .* Aged 21— Transported for Fourteen Years.
1647. JOHN SMITH was indicted ofr staling, on the 27th of December 3 musical moxes, value 2l. 4s. scent-box, value 17s.; the goods of John Hargrave and another his master; and SEPTIMUS BALL , for feloniously recing the same, well knowking them to the have ben stolen; against the Statue, &c. to whcih.
SMITH pleaded GUILTY . Aged 17— Confined One Month.
JOHN HARGRAVE . I am in partership with my father, and live in West Strand—our house has one side ijn the Areade. The prisoner Smith was in my service, nad left in Febraury last—Ball was porter at the Arcade—he must have known Smith was my servatn—I have there eighteen monthe, and Ball was there all tatat time—he knew my trade—there were musical and scent boxes in the window—I lost three muscial boxes and a sent box—these are them—I recived one duplicate from William Coppers, and he showed me one box.
HENRY RUDDELL . I am shopman to Mr. Fleanig, a pawnbroker, to St. Martin's-lane. I produce a musiocal-bos, whcih was pawned on the 29th of December, for 5s.—I gave the person a duplicate, which the offier has in his possesion.
Corss-ecamined MR. PHILLIPS. Q. do you know smith? A. No—I know the prisoner Ball and his wife—they wer in the habit of pawn-ing—do not know whether he pawned this.
THOMAS SAPWELL . I am a constable. On the 16th of June I went to Eall's house—I told him I was an officer, and came respecting the pawing of some museical boxes—he said he sold wwo ticket to a man named Lemon—I asked him if he was aware they were stolen—he said, no, that a man namred Smith brought them there in this box—(producing one)—done up in brown paper—when I asked him about the duplicte, he said, "Oh, I have got some more," and took this box out of a drower—it was not senled at that time—they admitted they this had burnt some of them—he sia Smith had burnt them—I toook him into custody.
Cross-examined. Q. Did not he tell you where Smith lived?. A. Yes, in Wood-street Chespside, but the has moved from there—I found he had lived there with a relation of his—I found him at No. 15, King-street, Smithfield, the same night.
WILLIAM LEMON . I am a smith and bell-hanger, and live in Chandox-street, Covent-garden. I know Ball—I saw him at the Arcade about six weeks ago, and bought twpo pawnbroker's ticket fo him for 1s. for two musiocal boxes—the duplicates are not here—I sold them to Coppers for 3s.
WILLIAM COPPERS . I am porter to Mr. Hargrave. I bought the two duplicate of Lemon, by my master's orders and redeemed the things—one was pwned for 6s. and one for 8s.—one duplicate is in the name of John Ball—the boxes sell for 25s. each.
MR. PHILLIS called
ELIZA DEVERILL . I am single, and live in King Willam-street, in the service of Mr. Black—Balls has come to our house fo the lalst tweive months to clean window—I went out the latter end of January fo Febaruary, and saw Smith—I did not know his name at that time, but I knew he was in the services of the prosuctors—I saw him give Ball a parecel about this size in brown aper, sealed with red sealing-wax, and tied round with string—he said, "Ball, take care of this till such time as I ask you for it,"
COURT. Q. Where were you? A. In Lowther-arcade—I was out for something for master's supper, and spoke to Ball—a gentleman came to my masters house to know it I knew any thing about it—I suppose Ball recollected the circumstance—I was talking to him about coming to clean the window—I have no interest or conern about this.
BALL— NOT GUILTY .
1648. JOHN BROWN and JOHN JOHNSON were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June, 1 handstall-halter, value 6d.; 1 sack, value 1s. and 1 stove, value 3s.; the goods of John Tapps; and that Brown had been before conviced of felony.
Brown. He has beenin in custody himself at Reading—I hope you will not take his word. Witness. I have not—I was never at Reading in my life, nor in any gaol, and never before a Magistrtate till I went to Brentford about this.
WILLIAM ALLAWY . I am a police-sergeant. On the 19th of June, about one o'clock in the morning, I met the two prisoners about quater of a mjile from Mr. Tapps's farm, standing in the center of the round—I was under a bedge—I moved into the road, and asked where they were going—I saw something tying in the road close to where they first stood. which
was about yards from where I stroped them—it proved to he a sack, and in was a large stove a headtall-halter and rein, whcih I produce.
BROWN— GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Fourteen Years.
JOHNSON— GUILTY . Aged 22.— Confined One Year.
RICHARD ROLFE . I am a sawyer, and live in Paradise-street, Battlebridge. On the 25th of June, between one and two o'clock in the morning, I was sitting outside a public-house in Paneras-road half drunk—the prisoner came up, her hadns into my pocket, aend too out 12s.—I had 16s. 6d. there—I followed her, and gave her in charge—I had not been with her.
Prisoner He agave me 6s. 6d. to go with him, and told the policeman when he gave in chage that he had hi money when h went he went into the field with me. Witness. I did not.
MARY ANN REDMAN . I am the wife of a policeman. I searched the prisoner and found six shillings in her pocket, and a half-crown and four shillings in the bottom of the lining of her gown—she held me light and begged me to keep it, saying it was the prosuetor's money.
Prisoner. Q. did not he acknowledge to you that he had his money when he went tinto the fields eiht me? A. No—I asked the prisoner if they had been in the fields together or ig there was any intercourse between them—she said that was her business—the proseutor said they had not been there—he had drinking but was quite sensible.
GUILTY . Aged 17— Confined Three Months.
NEW COURT.—Tuesday, July 4th 1837.
Fifth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.
GUILTY .* Aged 14.— Transported for Seven Years.
GUILTY .† Aged 18— Transported for Seven Year.
a gentleman—I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the gantleman's pocket—I crossed, and took him with it—the gentleman came to the watch-house but would not leave his name nor address—he said it was his handkerhif.
EDWARD EATON . I am watchman. I was on duty, and saw the prisoner and two others follow a gentlemen—we ran over—the prisoner had the handkerhif—he threw it donw, in and he had the handkerhif were taken to the watch—house—the gentleman would not give his name
Prisoner I throw mysellf on the mercy of the Court.
GUILTY .* Aged 15— Transported for Seven Years.
MR. DOANE Conducted the Prosecution.
WILLIAM BLENCOWE . I am a baker, and live in Hatton-wall. The prisoner came into my service about two years and three quarters ago—he was to go and serve the customers and recive money—I have latterly missed money the till—in cinseqence of that, on the 27th of May, Duke marked seven shilling, five sixpences, and 5s. 6d. in copper I put it into the till—on Sunday night, the 28th—Monday morning missed two shilling—the prisoner made up his account of the ✗ taken out about five o'clock on Monday evening—the money reived was 13s. 10d. and he paid meone of these market shillings—on the evening of the 29th I saw Duke again—I had set up serval night to watch—on the 15th of June my life and I retirned to rest a few minutes after twelve o'clock—the prisoner and a youth were in the backehouse—I went up to lie down, about ten minutes past twelve o'clock my wife roused as, and said something—I went down the stairs to the shop—over the star case deoor are two squate of glass—I looked down into the shop, and saw✗ the prisoner standing before the counter, and the candle before him—he hads his hand on one of the till and the other on the counter—I stopod a minute or so, to see whether he sould take any money—but he seemed to be discovered, and he made an attempt to put the till in its place—I spring uypon him, and siad, "You villis, I have caught you at your tricks at last; you been carrying this on to pretty extent"—he said, "No, I have not, I never through of it till, about month ago"—this was about ten minutes or a quarter past one o'clock—I had left the till locked safe, and had they key in my possesion—)I found the holt of the lock shut—I said, "You villlain, where did you get the key?"—he said, "?I have as key"—I said, "How did you get this open?—he said, "I forced it from the counter with this rasp—he begged I wood not expose him, as if I did it would ruin him and he would give me every thing he was possessted of it I would not—I gave 11s. a week first and increased it to 12s., and in a short time, then I gave him 16s. a week, for abaout twelve months—I found him in bread and lodging—but the last six months he had 18s. week—I saw his box searched and founded 23l. 10s. in gold, one marked shilling and a half-crown.
Cross-examined by MR. BODKINS. Q. Where is the mark? A. This is it, it was made by the point of a pen-knife by Duke—I had a lodger of the name of Bell—on the 15th ofm June I asked the prisoner to let him it—I had had marked money in the till for some time.
THOMAS EVERETT . Police-cobstale G 176.) On the 15th of June, I was called, and took the prisoner—I said it was for committing a robbery—he did not say any thing at the time; but when I was briaging him uyp the said it was a clear but that they could not do de any thinjg with him, as there was nothing found upon him—I looked into hox, and found twenty soverigns, seven half-soverigns, one half-corwn and one shilling four books a warch ring, and pin, and two suits of clothes.
COURT. to WILLIAM BLENCOWE. Q. What time on Monday morning did you go to the till? A. As near eight o'clock as possible—I had taken the key up to bedroom.
MR. BODKIN. Q. Who served in the morning? A. My daughter—the is not here, but I left change for her, beisde what was in the till.
GUILTY . Aged 19.— Transported for Seven Years.
1654. JOHN BARNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 21st June, 10 yard of printed muslin, value 5l. 18s. 8 yards of cloth, called challing value 1l. 16s.; 48 years of silk, called gossamer, value 6l., 16s.; and 15 sticks value 4l. the foods of Thomas Fardell; and that he had been before convicted fo felony—2nd COUNT, stating them to be the goods of Thomas Ovington and another.
JOHN WARREN . I am a carman in the employ of Mr. Fardell. I drove his cart on the 21st of June with a parcel contaning these attlces, which I brought from my master's office, No. 35, Leadenhall-street, and was going to rake to the Brunswick Wharf, Blackwall—at half-puast seven o'clock I was going along the Commercial-road, and heard one of the prisoner's comrades whistle—I looked over my shoulder, and saw the prisoner getting off the shats with this parcel—he ran across the road, and droppped it—I ran after him, and Smith took upo the parcel—the prisoner ran three quarter of a mile before I took him, but I was close behind him, and so was taken in my presence.
Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Where were you? A. By the side of my horses—I was no great from the shafts—it was quite light—I did not see any body till I heard the whitatle—Smith was behind the wagon—I chased the prisoner three quarters of a mile round streets and courts, but I was close to him—he was never out of my sight—there were a great number of persons about—he was quite a stranger to me, but I can swear he is the man—I have got scolded for losing goods before, and have had to pay for them.
COURT. Q. How far were you from the prisoner? A. Two or three yards.
GEORGE SMITH . I was with Warren—I was behind the wagon—I did not see any one jump from the shafts, but I saw the prisoner the instant he had jumped down—he had this parcel—he ran across and dropped it—I took it up and went to the wagon, and kept it till the policeman came and took it of me.
Cross-examined. Q. You saw this but for a minutes? A. Yes, while he ran across the road—he ran very nimbly—I did not join in the chase—I look up the parcel.
hold of him, and said he had robbed the wagon of a parcel—I took him to the station-house.
Cross-examined. Q. I suppose you send the name sort of goods every day A. Yes—I know them by their appearance—I have the order for them, which I know was executed—the party is not here who packed them up
Cross-examined. Q. Whether this was in you cart you never know A. No.
GUILTY . Aged 26— Transported for Fourteen years.
MR. THOMAS conducted the Proseuction.
JOHN MOORE . I am a boct and shoe-maker, and live in Mulbery-street, Sion-square, Whitechapal. Thwe prisoner White worked and lodging with me for twqenty months—Coe came backwards and forwards—on the 5th of August, 8335, White left me—(my wife had left me on the 9th of July, 1835)—I was out fromk half-past two till seven or eight o'clock in the eveninf on the 5th of August—when I came home my childern told me Bill had been there again—he came that evening for his box and his kit—I went to catch hold of him, and was knoekced down and saw no more of him till he was in the station-house—I endcayourd to find him—I was to nearly all the station-house and all the places I could—I saw Prendergass—he took me to the officer and got a warrent for the assault—I gave information, but never roudn the prisoner.
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Your daughter told you on the 5th of August what had been taken? A. They next day my younger daughter did, but I have not brought her, she is too young, I have brought Mary—I went to Coe's hpouse, on the 6th of August, the day after—I did not charge him with robbing me—I never knew I could do any thing with him till I found White—I have not looked after Coo—my wife has bad me up at the police-foficer about three times, not more—the ws a very loose kind of owmn—she was livign with White.
White. Q. How many sheets had you? Witness. I had four beds and a hammock, and that night I had nothing to cover my childern with—if you had come and paid me what you owed, you should have had your clothes back—I have got his clothes and kit now.
JURY. Q. Did you ever bowwor money of him? A. I used sometimes and lent it him.
MR. THOMAS. Q. Has he applied to ypou for that before? A. No
a sheet—I went up stairs, and said "Oh! White, you are doing wrong, I will tell father;" he said, "If you do not go down stairs, I will knock you backwards anbd murder you, that I will; and he swore, and called me very wicked names—I went down and waited down stairs till he broguth these things down—he went out of the corner tof the street, and gvethem to Thomas Coe, whoran away with them, opposite Mr. Smith's public-house—White came bock and worked for two or three hours—when he was gave out, about half-past eight or nine o'clock I told father, but I did not tell him immedicatley he came back, because White was there, and I was aftired there would be a raw from what he had said about murdering me—I told my father when he was gone—two or three hours after I was in the street with my brothers and saw White coming, and he gave my father a seven puch, whcih took all he sense away—to fell down and could not run after him—I have not seen White from that time till this,
Cross-examined. Q. How often did you go to see your mother after this? A. I went once before this—she lived in Montage-street—White told me my mother desdired me not to go to seeee her for fear father would find it our one day the another—I shall ifiteen years old in December—I told my father the same day the things were taken—James Hockley and my brother and sisters were in the house—all my sisters are younger that me—Coe used often to father's after my mother—Coe know that my mother had gone to live with White—I id not tall my father wwhere my mother was for two years—he has kept White's box ever since.
COURT. Q. Where was Coe? A. Waiting at the co es of the street two years? A. No, I went to her every weeks before these things were tkane—I have not known where she lived since.
JOHN WALES (police-cosntable P 136.) I recived information, and took White on the 20th of June—I made inquiry where they lived—Coe fellowed me, and asked if I had made any inquiry about White—I said "Is your name White? "he said "No," but he pointed out White—this was at two olcock in the mroning, in a street in the Kent-road—I went to his apartment after White was locked up, and found Mr. Moore, who had been living with White as his wife, and another man.
COURT. Q. Did you change Coe with felony? A. Yes, he said he had nothing to do with it—White said he expocted to hear from Whitechapel, and in going to the station-house, he said Mr. Moore left her husband to coem and live wioth him, as her husband treated her very ill—he said he had a box at Mr. Moore's and the things beloving to him were in it.
NOT GUILTY .
THOMAS POWELL SHAW HARSET . I live in Uper Maryleboure-street, and am a strationer. The prisoner was my erranboy—he had been with me five days, and we top have 3s. a week—on the 3rd of June I sent him with a bill of 14s. 4d. to Mr. Wilson of Welback-street—he come back, and said Mr. Wilson had paid the money, but he would pay on the Monday—I sent him on the Saturday—the prisoner left me, without notice, on the Monday.
GUILTY. Aged 15—Recommanded to mercy by the Prosceutor. — Whipped, and Discharged.
JOSEPH WAITE . I ama boot and shoe-maker, and live at Pimlicon. the prisoner was my crrand-boy—on the 22nd of June the witness Boore camp and produceed to me these paris of shoes—I knew them to he mine—I gave the prisoner into custody—I went with him to the station-house—in ws asked what he had donw tih the money—he said he had thrown it down the water-closet.
WILLIAM BOORE . I am shopman to a pawnbroker I took in a pair of shoes of the prisoner, on Monday, the 19th of June—on Thursday he brougth another pair—after he was gone I susupepcted that they came from Mr. Waite's—I went there and told him of it—he gave the lad into custody.
(The prisoner received a good character)
GUILTY. Aged 13.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury. — Whipped, and Discharged.
1658. EDWARD GRANGER was inicted for stealing, on the 18th of June, 8 razors 4s. 1 razor-case, value 1s. 1 razor-strap, value 6d.; 1 parir of scissors, value 6d.; 1 comb value 3d.; 1 papir of speectat cles, value 9d.; 1 pair of gaiters, value 6d.; 3/4 of a lb. of tobacco, value 2s.; and 1 bag value 6d.; the goods of Joseph Guest.
JOSEPH GUEST . I am a journeyman haridresser. Omn Sunday the 18th of June, the prisoner came, with another person, to Stanhope-street, the where I was doing business to be shaved—I shaved the prisoner first, and that the toher—the prisoner went away first—they appeared to bhe frineds—after the prisone had left I missed all these articles—I ran out into Clare market, and found the person that cam inn with him sitting on a block—I gave him into custody, and then the wife iof that oine went tiwnjt us to Stone-cutter-aley, where the prisoner lived—I found all the property there—it was all secure—I never saw the prisoner before.
WILLIAM WINTER (police-constable F 33.) The prosecutor came to me—I went with him, took the other and through the inormation of his wife, I went ti he prisoern's room and found these article—the prisoner was at home—it was about four o'clock—he waws sober, but he knew what he was doing.
Prisoner I never was guilty of a dischonet action—it has been my study to support myself and family in honesty.
(The prisoner received a good character.)
GUILTY. Aged 26—Recommand to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor. Confined Five Days.
GUILTY . Aged 36— Confined Six Months.
CHARLES MORRIS BROAD . On the 22nd of June I was walking down Gray's Inn-lane, and felt touch my back—I turned and saw the prisoner standing into custody)he said he had picked it up—I took it from him, and gave him into custody—he said he had picked it up—he begged of me to let him, go and said he was sorry—there was not time for him to have picked it up before I took him.
Cross-examined by MR. DOANE Q. Was there somebody else there? A. Yes, a person who walked away—the prisoner said he was going to resote it to me—it had my name on it—I had it safe shortly before—I believe it impossible for him top have picked it up—if it had been at my feet, I must have seen him rising from the ground—I turned round instantaneoulsy.
GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Three Months.
LUKE COTES HESLOP . I am in the medical department. On the 16th of June I was walkijng through Fleet-street, and felt the hand of the prisoner in my coat pocket—he drow, the handkerchief out—I tunred and collared him, he got from me, and I pursued him till he was taken—I do not know what becuase of the handkwerhif—I saw it in his hand before he started off—he was alone.
Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor came and accused me of taking his handkerchief—I said I was innocent—he said, "I will transported you if it coats me 100l. ".—he says he never lost sight of me, and what could I have done with the handkerchief?
(The prisoner received a good character.)
GUILTY . Aged 20— Confined Three Months.
HENRY MATTHEWS . I am a linen-draper and hosier. The prisoner has been my shopman from the 17th of April—I susupected him of robbing me—I called it a policeman, and gave him in charge—these stockings were found in the possession of a person—they are my property.
Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. How do you know them? A. From having same stocking in my possession, and from their being faded having been in my window—the private mark is not on them—that has been taken away as a precaution, but they are differently faded from the other stocking—I have always been confident about them—I told the Magistrate I believed they were mine—I have four paris in one paper, which ought to have had five pairs in it—they are faded, as three of the pairs had been in the window—I have not paid the prisoner any wages—I owed him for two months, at 30l. a year—I have no clothes of his—I have not been asked to your the wages—there was a handkerhichief found, which the prisoner had bought of me.
COURT. Q. You had five paris in a paper—there were in the window, and these have been faded by the sun? A. Yes.
HENRY WILLIAMS (police-constable D 51.) I took the prisoner to the station—I recived information, and went to Jane Pegden—she gave me these stocking—the prisoner said he bought them at a shop in Duke-street, a few doors from Oxford-street—he said the next day that it was Hopwood's and he asked me bow I though he would get on—I told him I could not tell him, he had any thing to offer, he had better reserve it till he before the Magistrate—he said, "I shall floor him in this but he will floor me in the character, I gave him a false character."
Cross-examined. Q. Did you make any memorandum of this? A. No—I have had a great many persons in charge, but I had no other presons—have charge—I am confident that what I state is true—I am confident that he said Hopwood's.
Cross-examined. Q. Did you wear them at all? A. No—he has made me other presents.
Cross-examined. Q. How many persons are there in the shop besides you? A. Four—I am the only person here—we have a good many customer in the day.
(The prosier received a good character).
GUILTY. Aged 19Recommended to mercy by the Jury. — Confined Three Months.
1663. WILLIAM BACHELLIER and JOSEPH BENNETT were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June, 44lbs., weight of leaden pipe, value 5s. 6d.; and 21 squares of glass value 1l., 1s.; the goods of Stephen James Bridger Staunton, and fixed to a certain buildings; against the Statute, &c.
GEORGE ELLIS . I am a Thomas police-officer. I fell in with the prisoners in Ratcliffe-highway, on the 12th of June, about ten o'clock in the morning—they were walking in company—they both had fustian coatls on, and from their bulky company—they separated all was not right—I followed them to Connon-street—they separated—I followed Bachellier and asked what he was loaded with—he said, "Lead"—I said, "Where did you get it?"—he said, "Form my master"—I said, "Where does he live?"—he said, Bethnall-green"—I knew he had come in another direction, and I took him—I followed to where I saw Bennett go, and took him—Bachellier then smashed something which was in his pocket, which appreated to be glass—I took a cob and took them, and in going along over the bridge I saw Bachellier raising his hand, I seized it and found in it these skeleton keys—I went to the office, and found in Bachelliers' pocket 19lbs. weight of lead, and this glass smashed in his other pocket, two keys, this knife, and these phosphorus matches; and on Bannett 24lbs. weight of pipe lead—I askeed what they had to say—they gave no answer—I then found a house had been entered and plundered in Ratcliffe-street—I went there, and found the front shsh had been taken into the back parlour the glass taken and frame broken up, and some square taken out in the back parlour and some up staris—among the glass which I found in Bachellier's pocket. I found some pieces that
corresponded with the frame—I could only only march one piece of pipe, as the whole of the eds were so broken up that they could not be matched—there had been some of the pipe whitewashed, and some in the cellar had not been washed—here is a piece of glass that I found on Bachellier, and this is a frame I found in the house—ther is another piece that fits it exactly—I have no doubt they are part of the same—about thirty-five feet of pipe had been taken—I found fifteen feet on the prisoners.
Cross-examined. MR. DOANE. Q. This was in the morning? A. Yes, Bachellier said he had lead—I got part of this glass from Bechellier's pocket—these are mahogany frames, and some of the small glass corrresponds with the frame, not all—these man were remanded from time to time—Adam Hyde, a constable of the office, was employed of fit some of the piece of glass by me—he did not state that they did not fit—he is not here to-day.
JAMES HILTON LAWSON . I am a licensed victualler. In went to the house in Ratcliffe-street, as Mr. Ellis was trying was trying the skeleton keys—I saw aleleton his open the door with one of them, and I saw him open this bundale of glass, and take out a piece—he took uo a piece of the frarse from the floor and the glass and putty on it corresponded with what laid on the floor—I have niot the least doubt that it was part of them—I took one piece of lead and tried it in different paprts—one piece corresponded in the angel of the wall of the kitchen, both iwth the whitewash and the part the was not whitewashed—it left no doubt on my mind tha tit came form that place.
Cross-examined. Q. Was there in the that it came from that corresponding mark to that whcih you have in your heand? A. It did not fit any where at the end, but the joint in the wall where the space was.
STEPHEN JAMES BRIDGES STANTON . This house in Ratcliffe-street is mine—I had not seen if ro many years before—a tenant who was there left last Lady—day the fixture were my property, but I do not identify the lead or glass.
Cross-examined. Q. Are you any business? A. No—this is my copyhold—I have not assigned any portion of my interest in that house to any person.
BACHELLIER— GUILTY . Aged 30.
BENNETT— GUILTY . Aged 23.
Transported for Seven Years.
1664. SAMUEL READ was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May, at St. Lawrence, Jewry, 1 pair of stocking value 2s.; 1 bottle of oil, value 6d.; 1 cash-box, value 10s., 2 foreign coins, value 1s.; and 6 sovereigns; the goods and monies of John Hardwidge; and 1 shirt, value 3s.; the goods of John Price Newton, in the dwelling-house of the said John Hardwidge.
MR. DOANE Conducted the prosecution
LUCY HARDWIDGE . I am the wife of John Hardwidge, and live in King-street, Cheapside, and the lodgings. Some time in May, the prisoner came to me, and asked if I had a spare bed—I told him I had—he engaged it—next morning, he told me he had come of London from Oxford seeking a situation—I kept my cash-box in a drawer in the bedroom he slept in—he went away on the 15th of may—on the evening of the 14th of May, I went into the bed-room, about half-past ten o'clock, to take something out of cash box—when I had taken what I wanted there remained on in sovereigns and some silver, and two foreign coins—one
of them had a hold in it—I locked it up it up safely again, and locked the drawer—the prisoner went into the room within three minutes after—no one went in from the time I left it till he did—he came to brankfast about half-past eight o'clock on the 15th; and as soon as breakfast was over, (about nine o'clock) I went into the room where the cash-box was—I found the drawer in the same state as I had left, it, but the cash-box broken all to pieces, and the whole of the money gone—the prisoner had them left the house—I called in a police officer, and a carpet-bag was locked into which the prisoner had brought there—it was opended by the offer, and there was found shirts with different initials, a pair of stocking and an oil bottle—I know on of the shirts was Mr. Newton's who had been a lodger of mine, and had left some linen in my charge—I had put the shirts into another drawer—I have since looked at hat drawers, and the shirts were all gone—the prisoner did not return that morning—I met him on the 13th of June which was about three weeks or a month after, in Cheapside—I said, "Mr. Read, is that you?"—he said, "Yes, it is"—he then said, "Dont't hold my arm so tight"—I had grasped his arm, and he said it made him look conspicuous—he said, "Take hold of my arm, "which I did—my intention was to walk till I met a policeman—he them said he had written to his friends, was and it would he all settled; and when we got to Bow-lane, he said, "I cannot go home with you"—I said, "Yes, you must"—he said, "No, I cannot"—he pulled his arm from me, and ran from Bow-lane—he was pursued, and taken in Honey-lane-market—it is my dwelling-house; an it is in the parish of St. Lawrence, Jewry.
Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Is it your dwelling-house? A. Yes, my husband's—I do not know how much sliver there was in the the box—I know how much I took how much silver there was in the morning—I went into the room about three minutes before the prisoner the next morning—he had been down half an hour before the prisoner the next about nine o'clock—I Owed up stairs—he owed me nearly 3l.
ROBERT TUREE . I was called, in and took the prisoner—I saw the carpet-bag in the bedroom, locked—I sent for a smith to pick the lock, and found these various articles—here is one shirt that Mr. Newton claims.
JOHN PRICE NEWTON . I am a commercial traveller, and lodged at the prosecutors's. I left this shirt and three others there—it has my mark on it, "No. 7"—it is one I have worn often; but there was a new one with it—that was quite gone.
GUILTY . Aged 21— Transported for Life.
OLD COURT.—Wednesday, July, 5th, 1837.
Third Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin
MR. BALLANTIVE Conducted the Prosecution
EMMA KNATT . I am servant to Mr. Copper of Albany-terrace, Regent's Park. On the 19th of June, between twelve and one o'clock the prisoner was employed to clean our our cistern in the kitchen—he came with another boy named Jones, had been apprehended and discharged—they left at five minutes after three o'clock—I know there was a spoon in the kitchen,
and it was missing—I have seen it since—this is it—I left the prisoner in the kitchen several times.
HENRY KILSBY . I am shopman to Mr. Wadmore, a pawnbroker in Tottenham-court-road. The prisoner came to shop in the afternoon of the 19th of June, and pawned this spoon for 4s., in the name of Henry Jones, for his mistress, 15, York-square—I have no boubt of him.
THOMAS VARLEY . I am shopman to a pawnbroker in Palace-row, New-road, which is about five minute's walk from Albany-terrace. On the 19th of June the prisoner brought to our shop—I refused to take it in and sent for my master—he re fussed to take it, and said he did not belive it was his own—the prisoner said it was at first—when master said he was sure it was not, be it was his mother's—we would not take it—this is it.
GUILTY. Aged 14—Recommended to mercy. — Confined Six Months.
1666. DAVID JONES was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Ellis Emery, on the 26th of June, Christchurch, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 1 spoon, vlaue 1s. 6d.; 1 pair of spectacles, value 6s.; 1 pair of ear-rigns, value 8s. 1 brooch value 1s.; 1 buckle, value 3d. 1 piece of cornelian, value 3d. 1 perncil case, value 9d.; 1 tooth-pick value 3d.; 1 things value 6d.; 2 rings vlue 5s.; part of a ring value 6d.; silver penny, 2 half-crown, and 2 shillings; her goods and monies.
ELLIS EMERY . I am a widow, and live in Collingwood-street, in the parish of Christchurch. On the 26th of June I went out at nine o'clock in the morning—I locked up every thing before I went out, and locked the street door—I left nobody in the house—all the property stated in the indictment was quite secure in the back room up stairs, in the drawers—I returned at a little after eleven o'clock, unlocked the door and went in—I looked into the other room and saw a tea-caddy on the table—I unlocked the door, and went out and called a policeman, who came in and found the prisoner behind the door in the back room up stairs where this property was—he was quite a stronger to me and had no right in my house—he must have come in with false keys—I heard some keys rattle when he was taken—I found on the bed the property which I had left in the drawers—it is worth about 23s.
WILLIAM THOMPSON . I am a policeman. I was called into the prosecutrix's house on the day in question—I heard footsteps in the first floor back room door, and immediately went there—I found the prisoner behind the bed room door, and took him into custody—he immedidatleyt put his hand into his trowsers pocket and threw part of the property on the bed, and at the same time he threw these skeleton keys away—on searchinf him I found the rest of the property and amore sklelton keys on him—in all there are twenty-three skeleton and two jemmies, which would break any door open.
GUILTY . Aged 20.— Transported for Life.
Beofre Mr. Justice Vaughan
1667. THOMAS GRIFFITHS WAINEWRIGHT was indicted for felonioulsy knewingly, and frandulently demanding and endeavouring to have transferred assiged sold, and conveyed, the sum of 2250l. part of the share of 5250l. new 4 per cent annuities the property of Robert Wainwright, Edward Smith Foss and Edward Foss, trasnferred and assinged by virtue of a forged letter of attorney; to which he pleaded.
GUILTY . Aged 42
GUILTY . Aged 42— Transported for Life.
(There were two other indictments against the prisoner for feloniously forging and uttering a power of attorney for the transfor of the about sums; upon which no evidence was offered.)
NOT GUILTY .
Before Mr. Justice Vaughan
GEORGE WILSTON . I am a house painter, and live in Backeridge-street, St. Giles's I knew the deceased, John Goulding; he was a bricklayer, and lodged in the same house with me. on the 30th of last September the deceased was in the house, and the prisoner came in between eight and nine o'clock in the evening—there were several persons in the house—the deceased came to the five-place to light his pipe, and the prisoner took off his won hat and struck the deceased on the head with it—nothing had passed between them preivous to that—Goulding had a hat on—he said, "If you dio that again I will knock you down"—the prisoner directly struck him again with his hat, and the deceased made a blow at Welch, but it did not hit him—he then seized the tea-pot, which stood on the hob, and threatened to throw it at the prisoner—a man named Smith, who it belonged to, came and took it out of his hand—Welch came from behind the stool, where he stood, and took hold of the deceased—he laid hold of him with both hands by the collar and threw him down on the floor—Goulding was intoxiented at the time—I had not known much of him before—I have seen him several times—I have seen him very often tipsy—I should think he was between forty and fity years old—he was not a large pawerful man, but a small man—when he fell I observed his head come in conteact with a wooden form—he never spoke or moved after he fell—the pirosner lified him up into a sitting position on the floor, and by his order soemwater was brought in, and he (the prisoner) btached the man's temples—several persons said a cotor ought to be sent for as he seemed in dying state—one was sent for but did not come—the person is not court who went for the docotr—he prisoner lifited the deceased off the floor and put him on a sent—he oblised to be held no by the prisoner and another person—he appeared quite senseless from the moment he fell on the floor—he could not sit without being assisted—he was quite helpless—the prisoner then said, "some persons come and hold him, and I will go for a doctor"—some person come and hold him, and I never returned at all afterwards—I went to the station-house and got a policeman, who took the deceased to a doctor's in Oxford-street—the doctor said he was quite dead—I never heard of their having had any previous quarrel.
Prisoner. Q. Was I not speaking to you when the deceased came behind me and struck me a blow under the ear? A. I did not see that—I must have seen it if he had.
THOMAS SMITH I was in the home in Buckeridge-stret, and saw Goulding and Welch there—I went out to fetch some things in for tea, leaving Goulding and the prisoner together in the kitchen—when I came back I saw the prisoner and the deceased at the fire quarelling—I do not exactly know what they were saying—they said they had ben larking with the deceased—I was not there at the commencement of it—the first thing I saw was the deceased had got hold of the tea-pot, that was by the fire-place, and said he would chuck it at the prisoner—he attempted to do so, but I took it out of his hand—he then held up his fist towards the prisoner's face—the prisoner said, "Do you mean to strike me?"—directly afterwards the prisoner took him by the coat and threw him down—that was the first blow I saw pass between them—the prisoner appeared to be intoxicated—I knew him before, and have seen him intoxicted several times—the decessed's head came in contact with the from that was in the from that was in the room—he appeared to be hurt—he struck the back of his head against the form as he fell—he was not sensible after that—he never spoke nor moved, but lay on his back about a minutes or two—some one in the room said a doctor should be sent for, that the man appeared to be dying—the prisoner and another man assisted him up in a sitting position—he appeared to me to be dead at that time.
Prisoner. Q. Did not the deceased stirke me before I shoved him at all? A. He held his fist up, but I did not see him strike—it he had done so, I think I shoudl have see it.
JOSEPH BURGESS . I am a suregeon and apothecary, and have surgeon to the parish of St. Giles' thirty-four years. the deceased was brought to me by a polcieman—he was dead then, and appeared to have been so for ten minutes at least—I live about three stones' throw from where this took place, but he was taken to Oxford-street before he was brought to me—there were no marks of violence about hsi body—there was post mortem examination on the 4th of October—there were no marks of violence about the body, but in cutting away ear, and a prodgious quantity of coagulated blood between the scaslp and skull—there was no fracure of the bone—I opened the head and found a quanitity of avafracture of the bone—I opened the head and found a quanity of extravasated blood sated blood pressing on the brain—the whole of the brain presentd one general state of inflammation—the blood-vessels of the brain were exceedingly turgid—some were ruptured, and the vessels were ruptured in consequence of the violent fall he had—his being in liquor would make the vessels turgid and predisposed to apoplexy, but if he had not fallen I do not think he woudl have had the apopexy.
GUILTY Aged 17— Confined Fourteen Days.
Before Mr. Justice Vaughan.
1670. WILLIAM HILYAR was indicted for a robbery on Louisa Woodward, on the 2nd of July, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, 1 shawl, value 1s.; 1 bonnet, value 1s.; 1 cap, value 6d.; and 1 apron, value 6d.; her goods.
LOUISA WOODWARD . I live at Clapton. On the 2nd of July I was going to Fulham, at half-past ten o'clock in the morning—I saw the prisoner in the Hammersmith-road—he asked me if I had got any money—I said, "No"—he said if I did not give him all I had got, he wouls smash my b----brains out—he then took my bonnet and shawl, and a bonnetcap and apron, which I had in my hand—I told him if he did not give me my things I would call "Murder"—he said if I did he would fill my b----mouth full of dirt—I called "Murder"—he then threw my things down, and ran away—as soon I got home I complained of it, and persons went in pursut of him—he did not do any thing to me before he took the things from me.
WILLIAM WOODWARD . I am the prosecutix's brother, and live at Fulham. About a quarter before eleven o'clock, I saw my sister, who made a complaint to me and described the person—I went in search of the person, and found the perisoner in an alley called Devil's-alley, about half a mile from where the robbery was committed—he was lying on a dunghill, but when he saw me he got up and ran away—I had a constable with me—we followed and took him—I knew him before, and had been at school with him—the policeman asked him what made him run away—he said because he saw me with a policeman.
JOSEPH RADFORD . I am a policeman. I went in search of the prisoner and came up with him in Mr. Dance's ground—the prosecutrix's brother had described him to me, and he answered the description—we secured him—I have the prosecutrix's things, which she brought to me.
(Property producded and sworn to.)
Prisoner's Defence. I met her, and I know the whole family—I began playing with her—her shawl came off—she took it up and said, "Take care you don't break my bonnet"—she pulled her bonnet off and laid down under the hedge—as to robbing her, I did not—I ran away and left her directly—I left her with her cap on her head, and apron in her hand—she had money in her hand, and offered to give it to me.
LOUISA WOODWARD re-examined. I did not know him before myself—he took the things from me violently, and threw them down when I cried "Murder"—my bonnet was not tied—I had two penny-pieces in my hand, but he did not see that—I had no coversation at al with him about them.
Before Mr. Baron Alderson.
1671. DAVID RISK was indicted for a robbery on Charles Joseph du Bouquet, on the 25th of June, putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, 1 purse, value 1s. 6d.; and 11 shillings, his goods and monies.
MR. JONES conducted the Prosecution.
CHARLES JOSEPH DU BOUQUET . I am in the employ of Mr. Henderson, an outfitter, in Tottenham-court-road. On the 25th of June I was returning from Chalk-farm tea-gardens, a little after ten o'clock, in company with a young man I had met in the gardens, who was quite a stranger—when I got into the second field, about twelve yards from the bridge, the
prisoner came up and laid hold of my black handkerchief which was round my neck—he pulled it into a sort of knot, and said, "You b----if you don't give me your money, I will choke you"—I then gave him my red purse with white stripes to it, containing the money stated—I gave it him while he had hold of my throat—I got away from him, and he said, "You b----you have a watch, I willl have that too"—I then ran away—I lost sight of the young man who accompanied me from the gardens, and have never seen him since—I ran to the road—the prisoner followed close after me—a gentleman and lady were going by in a fourwheeled phaeton—I stepped on the step, and begged of the gentleman to drive on—the prisoner then came up to the phaeton, and tried to pull me back—the gentleman struck him with the whip, and tried to pull me went away—I rode to the York and Albany public-house on the Phaston, and gave information at the station-house there. On the Monday I was called to the station-house between ten and eleven o'clock, and saw the prisoner there—I recognised him directly as the man who had attacked me—it was about tweilight when it happaned—there were no gas lights in the field.
COURT. Q. Were there any young women in the field? A. No—I did not see or hear any—the gentleman and lady not here—I do not know them—I never asked the gentleman who he was, I did not think of it—he asked me who my father was—I told the gentleman I had been robbed—I did call a policeman, but there was no one within hearing—I can swear he is the person who took my purse from me.
Q. Did not the prisoner charge you and the other young man with having attacked two young women in the field? A. He did—he is a watchman—he did not charge us on the spot—he did at the station-house, but not before the lady and gentleman.
THOMAS MUMMS . I am a policeman. In consequnce of information. I went is search of the prisoner on the Monday night—I found him at the side of the regent's canal, on the qatch him to come with me—he said, "It is not for thejob last night that was done?"—I said, "You seem to know somethingabout thingabout it; you will hear futher of tha when youget to the station-house"—he said, "I have got myself into a pertty hobble "—I said, "Then you do know somthing about it"—he said, "Why, I admit I laid hold of the gentlema's coat, and tried to pull him off the phacton, but I which I had left him tothe station-house, and sent for the prosecutor, who came and indetified him directly—I only found a kinife, a tobacco-bo, andduplicate of a watch, onhim—on the sunday night, at a quarter to eleven o'clock, I had hears the cries of "Murder" and "Police" in the field colse bythe side of St. John's Wodd-road—I found the prisoner holding a young man, named Drew, by the collar—I asked the young man if the ptisoner had robbed him—he saidhehad not—I said, "Will you give him in charge—he said, No, Ihave lost nothing; I have work to attend to inthe morning, and cannot come tothe office"—that was in the next field to where theptosecutor was attacked—the prisoner said the two youngmen had made an attack on some woman, and that Drew was one of them, and at the station-house he charged the prosecutor with being the other—that was before he was acquainted with the charge hewa taken on—I cannot tellhow long he was been in the Company's employ—hesays it isfifteen years—Ihaveseen him about between six seven months—he
has no business to prevent peoplegoing into the field—his duty was to walk up and down by the side of the canal, to warnthe boats off a spot which was being repaired.
Prisoner's Defence. I saw the two young men do such things to two females that I wanted not mention to the Court—I went, and sezied the young man, and said I would hold mention to the Court—I went, and seized the young he charged mewith robbing him, but I never took a farthing from him—there and laid hold of him, thinking he was one of them—I have been fifteen years in the employ of the company.
NOT GUILTY .
Fourth Jury, before Mr. Segeant Arabin.
1672. EUGENE ARAM was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house, of Robert Dixon, on the 8th of June, with intent to steal, and stealing, therein, 1 cock, value 6l.; and 1 cock, vlaue 2l. 10s.; his property; and 1 umbrella, value 1l., the goods of George Wood.
JOHN HENRY MILES . I lived in the service of Mr. Robert Dixon, of Finsbury-square, at the time this robbery took place. On the 8th of June, about twelve o'clock in the monring, the prisoner came to the door, and asked to see Mr. Dixon—I said he was not at home, but if he returned at about two o'clcok he would be at home—he came again about twenty minutes after one, and asked to see him—I said I expected him at half-past one o'clock—I gave him a chair in the hall—he sat down there—I went throught the hall several times while he was there, passing and re-passing him, and noticed that he had removed his seat—he was there nearly ten minutes—the cloak hung up at the further end of the hall, and the coat on the next peg to it—I went into the pantry, and came into the dinning-room, and found he had moved to a chair, which had a full view of the dinning-room door when it was open—I went down into the kitchen, and returned in about five minutes—he was then gone, and the property also—I saw nothing more of him till I found him in custody on the 16th of June—I know he is the person—he left the street door open—I had left it on the latch—I went out in pursuit, but saw nothing of him—I am certain of him—I spoke to him every time I went throught the hall, and he stared me full in the face—the things have not been found.
NOT GUILTY .
1673. EUGENE ARAM was again indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Tricker Conquest, on the 16th of June, at St. Luke, with intent to steal, and stealing, therein, 1 cape, value 2l.; and 1 desk, value 3l.; his goods.
ROBERT HARRISON . I am footman to Dr. John Tricker Conquest, of Finsbury-square, in the parish of St. Luke. On the 16th of June, about half-past six o'clock, I heard a ring at the bell—I opened the door, and saw the prisoner—I asked what he wanted—he said he wishted to see the Doctor—I told him the Doctor had just gone out (which he had about three minutes before)—I asked him if it was any thing particular—he said it was rather particular—I desired him to wait, and showed him into the library—I returned in about three minutes and a half, and saw Mr. John Conquest coming down the drawing-room statirs—I went into the library, and saw the prisoner standing behind the door with the writing-desk and clock—I asked what he did there—he said he had brought these things for Dr. Conquest—I told him he had taken the cape from the hall the desk from the library-table—I took them off his shoulder and fetched a
policeman—when I returned I found him struggling with Mr. Conquest—he was given into custody.
MR. JOHN CONQUEST . I am the son of Dr. Conquest, I was coming down stairs from the drawing-room into the hall, and saw the prisoner in the hall and before I got to the bottom of the stairs he went into the library—I went in and saw the desk and cape on his shoulder—I asked what he did there—he said he came to see Dr. Conquest—I called Robert, and asked who he was—he said "a gentleman waiting to see master"—he came into the room with me—the prisoner still had the things on his shoulder—I sent for a policeman, collared the prisoner, and took him into the libray—he was very quiet, and said, "If you will let go of my collar, and let me sit down, I will be very quiet"—I did so—he rose up—I told him to sit down, instead of which he rushed to the fire-place and snatched up the poker—I stuggled with him for it, he got hold of the tongs, and with the poker smashed the barometer, and broke a glass book—case—he scratched me and caught me by the throat, but I held him till the policeman came.
Prisoner. Q. Did I break the glass accidentally? A. I cannot tell, very likely yor did.
GUILTY .* Aged 18.— Transported for Life.
1674. GEORGIANA DAVENPORT was indicted for feloniously breaking and enetering the dwelling-house of Thomas West, on the 23rd of June, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 6 spoons, value 5l. 6s., his goods.
THOMAS WEST . I am a silversmith, and live in Ludgate-street, On the 23rd of June, at half-past six o'clock in the evening, I was in the shop and heard a smash at the window, I turned round and saw the prisoner hit her hand against the window, knock it through, and take soem spoons out—I went out and took her ten or twelve yards off—I took he into custody with six silver tea-spoons—these are them.
Prisoner's Defence. I sat down on the step and went to sleep, and when I awoke they said I had taken the spoons.
DR. JOHN CAMPBELL . I am a physician, and live in Weymouth-street, Portland-place, I have been subpoened in consequence of the prisoner having been frequently a patient of mine, at the Finsbury Dispensary, for the last three years—I cannot take on myself to say distinctly she is not of sound mind, but she has been brought to me on several occasions from suffering under epilepay—I never saw her in a fit—she has on many occasions exhibited great imbecility, and great excitement, but she got better, and has been discharged.
SUSAN HINES . My husband works at a brewhouse. I have known the prisoner four years, and she worked for me three years, off and on, turning a mangle—I always thought she was not right in her mind—she seemed so to me in her talk and many things—talking at ramble—I think she is not of sound mind—I never saw her in a fit—I never found her doing my thing wrong.
NOT GUILTY, being of unsound mind at the time.
JOHN CHRISTOPHER LIOMIN . I had some cows pastured on Wimbledoncommon on Thursday night, between the 8th and 9th of June—I lost a heifer in calf, which I afterwards found at the other side of Uxbridge—it has calved since—the prisoner lived with me some years ago for a little while.
GEORGE BAINES . I am a beast-salesman and dealer at Smithfield On Friday, the 9th of June, I saw the prisoner offering a heifer for sale—it was tied up regularly—I asked the prisoner the price—he asked me 5l., 10s.—I bid him 4l.,—he said it was his father's—I asked him what he was—he said a labouring man in Wimbledon-park—that they bred it themselves, and it cost them half-a-crown a week—I bought it for 4l., 10s., and then I said, "Before I pay you, you must bring some person forward to convince me it is all right"—he called himself william Young—he said he expected his father in town, but was not certain—about two hours after, he brought a person from some part of the town, I believe it was from Fenchurch-street, to say it was all right—I dircted him to my money-taker to pay him, and to take his address, and who came to vouch for him—on the Monday following an application was made to me.
WILLIAM CHAPPING . I am an ostler, and live in Northumberland-street. I knew the prisoner when he lived with Mr. Punter—he came to me on the 9th of June, and said that he had brought a heifer up and sold it for 4l. 10s.; that it had been eating its head off—he asked me to go up to Smithfield to say I knew him as living at Mr. punter's—my wife had washed and mended things for him, which came to 5s., and he said when he got the money he would pay me—he told me his name was William Young—I went and said it was all right as far as I learned—he paid me the 5s., and gave me 1s. for my trouble.
Prisoner's Defence. A person of the name of Joseph Crouch told me to take it and sell it, and bring him the money, which I did—he refused to pay me till some one came forward—I did not knew who to get, and I went to Chapping, who came and spoke for me.
GUILTY. Aged 19.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury, believing he had been duped by others. — Transported for Life.
1676. JOHN JOYCE was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Wilberforce Pike, on the 31st of May, with intent to steal, and stealing, therein 7 printed books, value 30s.; and 2 pair of boots, value 9s.; his goods.—2d COUNT, stating the goods to belong to various persons.
WILBERFORCE PIKE . I am a school-master, and live at Edmonton. On the 31st of May, when to bed, I went round to see that every thing was secure, about 11o'clock—the windows were shut down—I was the last person up—in the morning I found the house had been broken into—I could not see how they had got in—the windows had been merely pulled down—they were not fastened—they are about four feet ftom the ground—I missed the books stated, belonging to my scholars—I lost two pairs of boots.
JOHN AGER. I am a scholar of Mr. pike's. On the 31st of May I got up about six o'clock in the morning, and went into the school-room—I saw the desks open, and several books about—the middle window of the school-room was open, and a chair under it—I have since seen some
books which I know, but I lost no books, only a pair of books—I know nothing of the prisoner.
Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Is your name in it? A. It was, but is scratched out—I know it by some marks inside, made by the teachers, when I leart them—I had seen the book on the Sunday before, in my desk.
HENRY WILLIAM RUSSELL . I am a pawnbroker at Tottenham. On the 3rd of June the prisoner came to pledge sight book with me—I did not think them property come by, from the names being erased, and I stopped them—he said he would send his mother, who belong to them—I did not stop him,—he said his mother could not come—I said I should detain them till somebody came about them—he asked me to give them back—I refused, and he went out of the shop—I saw Forster in the evening, and told him, and he was taken afterwards—I am positive of him.
Cross-examined. Q. Here you always been so positive? A. not on the first onset—I had doubts about him at first—he was brought to me about six or seven days afterwards—I had doubts about him then, but I swore to him afterwards—I do not think I had any conversation with Forster before I swore to him—I do not recollect it—he was in my shop, I should think, four or five minutes—he said his name was Smith—I had doubts about him when he was brought to me, because he was in a different dress—he had a red plush waistcoat, and a sort of countrified dress, and a light sort of jacket—by his general appearance altogether I have not a doubt of him—I asked him if he had ever been in my shop before, and he said he had been there once before, to take out a handkerchief.
JOSEPH FORSTER . I am an officer, and have been so 16 years. On the 3rd of June I received imformation from Mr. Russell, and in consequence of a description he gave me, I went in search of the prisoner, and eaused him to be apprehended at the tap at Edmonton, on the 13th—he was given to me on the 14th—I found the eight books in the custody of Mr. Russell, and took them to Mr. Pike—I found a dress at a house in Eaton's place, Edmonton—there is nobody here form there—I have not brought the dress here—I showed it to the prisoner, and asked how long it was since he wore his red waistcoat—he said he had not worn for a month—there was a light jacked—he put the waistcoat and jacket on.
H. W. RESSELL re-examined. The person pawning the books had a similar dress—it appeared to be the same.
MR. PIKE re-examined. The school-room is part of my house—I fasten the windows up every night—I have no distinct recollection of doing it that in particular, but all was safe that night—I never omit to fasten it—one of these books has never been used—here are two names which I wrote in them myself.
1677. JAMES SMITH was indited for feloniously beaking and entering the dwelling-house of William thurgood, on the 21st of June, at St. George the Martyr, Middlesex, and stealing therein, 1 watch, value 17s.; 1 seal, value 6d.; 1 split ring, value 3d.; 1 watch-key, value 3d.; 1 decanter, value 2s.; 3 waistcoats, value 1l. 5s.; 4 pairs of trowsers, value 1l.; 17s.; 2 coats, value 1l.; 1 gown, value 16 s.; 1 shirt, value 1s.; 1 table-cloth, value 2s.; 1 cloak, value 18d.; and 1 scarf, value 10s.; the goods of Ambrose Marshall.
ELIZA ELIZABETH MARSHALL I am the wife of Ambrose Marshall, and lodge with Mr. Thurgood, at the corner of Old North-street, in Theobald's,-road—in the parish of St. George the Martyr,—we rant the first floor room. On Wednesday, the 21st of June, I went out about seven o'clock in the evening I locked the door quite safe, and left the property sccure—I returned in half an hour, and found my room doorlocked—I unlocked it, and as soon as I opened it the prisoner rushed out, gave me a backhanded blow on my chest, and said, "Good day"—he run down stairs, and I after him, calling "Stop thief," and he was caught in Red Lion-square, taken to the station-house, and my husband's watch taken from his person—a decanter, and some picklock keys were also found upon him, and a trifle of money—I found a bundle of clothes on the chair in my room, which I had left in a drawer—the property altogether is worth 7l.
WILLIAM DENT . I saw the prisoner running, and heard the cry of "Stop thief," in Theobald's-road—I ran after him, and caught him in Red Lion-square—he made a desperate attack on me, and said, "D----your eyes, let me go," but I would not—I gave him in charge, and saw the watch, screw-driver, and skeleton-keys taken from him.
JAMES BANNETT . I am an officer. I received the prisoner in charge, and took him to the station-house—I searched him, and found nine skeleton keys three picklocks, a watch, and a decaner on him, and a screwdriver—I have brought the decanter—two of the keys will open the prosecutor's door.
MRS. MARSHALL re-examined. This is my husband's watch—I saw the decanter before—it is mine—the watch had hung on a mail over the mantel piece.
GUILTY . Aged 30— Transported for Life.
1678. GEORGE ENGLISH, THOMAS HARRINGTON, EDWARD SUPLE , and DENNIS MAHONEY , were indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of June, 1 wine-case, value 2s.; 12 glass bottles, value 3s.; and 2 gallons of wine, value 2l., 7s.; the goods of James Selfe, from a vessel in a port of entry and discharge.
JAMES SELFE . I am steward of the ship Malabar, which laid, on the 22nd of June in the East India Docks, that is a port of entry and discharge, I shipped seventy-two cases of champaigne, cach containing a dozen bottles—they were stowed under the gunwale—the prisoner there—about twelve o'clock I saw English and Harrington very much intoxicated and noicy in there work which raised my suspicions—I went down with the chief officer, and found three of the men drunk, and one case of wine removed from its place—we fetched the foreman of the men, and went and charged them with it, and found the neak of a champaigue bottles with the cork in it—we missed one case quite—after they went out to dine the contable of the dock gate came, and gave imformation—when the men returned from dinner they were intoxicated—Harrington, english, and Mahoney were so intexicated that they laid down—I gave them in charge and took them before the Magistrate who remanded them to give time to turn the ballest over—we turned it over on the Tuesday following and found the case with mark and number all broken in pieces and the necks of
four more bottles, and the bottle as well—they were six or eight inches below the ballast—when these men went down they were quite sober.
Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. When did the wine come in? A. Is was shipped two days before the men came on board, and before the ballast came on board—the cases were placed one over another—three of the men were beastly drunk before they went to dinner, but Suple was not.
PHILIP BANNERMAN . I am an officer. I was applied to at half-past two o'clock on the 22nd of June; and went on board the vessel—I found Harrington lying drunk on the ballast, English was unable to walk about, and Mahoncy was the same—Suple was the only sober one amoug them—I took them into custody—I went on board on the 27th and found the necks of the bottles eight or nine inches deep in the ballast.
ENGLISH GUILTY —Aged 24.
HARRINGTON— GUILTY . Aged 23.
SULPE— GUILTY . Aged 24.
MAHONEY— GUILTY . Aged 48.
Confined One Year.
NEW COURT.—Wednesday, July 5th, 1837.
Sixth Jury, before Mr. Comman Sergeant.
EDWIN HOLDWAY . I am footman to Mr. Edward Samuel Gooch, who lives near the Regent's Park. I know the prisoner—he called on me on friday, the 23rd of June, at half-past six o'clock in the afternoon—I had plate about—did not miss any thing after he left till the Tuesday following—the fork and spoon here are my master's—they have his creat on them.
MICHAEL SOLOMON . I live with my father, in Oxford-street; he is a working jeweller. The prisoner brought this fork and spoon to us to sell the same evening—we asked his direction—he said, "South-street, Grosvenor-square"—I went there with him, and a woman opened the door—he whispered to her, and then he said to me, "Do you now believe I live here?"—I said, "No"—he came back to out shop and I gave him into custody.
Prisoner's defence. I am very sorry for what I have done—it is the first offence I ever commited—I was in liquor.
GUILTY. Aged 19.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury. Confined One Year.
ELIZAHBETH ROBERTS . I am the wife of John Roberts, who lives in St. John-street, West Smithfield. I am separated from my husband, and live in cherry-tree-court, and lodged in the same house with the prisoner—I went out, on the 12th of June to my sister's, and returned home in the evening—the prisoner was at home very tipey—I missed my pillow and tea-kettle—I named it to the prisoner the next day—she said I had brought
no such things there—I odged with her—I went out the next morning, and was out till ten o'clock at night—the bed was gone when I came home, and the prisoner was again very tipsy—she said that the wretch in the parlour had taken the bed away (meaning a person that the moved in on Saturday)—there was a person in the parlour—I have since seen the things—they are all mine.
Cross-examined by MR. JONES. Q. How long had you lived in this room? A. I went there on Wednesday, the 7th of June—the prisoner occupied the room—I had occasion to liave my former lodging suddenly, and she took me in—I have been separated from my husband nineteen months, and have got my living the best way I could—we have never drunk together—I went out very early on sunday morning, and between nine and ten o'clock on monday—I was sober that evening and the prisoner tipsy—we had not drunk gin together that day—on Tuesday I gave her into custody—I had no quarrel with her that morning—she had not told me I must leave her room—she did not complain of my coming home at all hours of the night—I had no words with her—I asked where her bed was—never ordered her to pawn these hings to get breakfast—I paid her two separate shillings, on Thursday and Saturday for lodging—I remember her being taken by the policeman—she locked the door, and I was in the passage—I got into the room afterwards, through the window, and went to bed—the prisoner did not state that I had taken the little money off the table or chair—I remember her sister and the officer coming there—I called out that I was naked in bed—some of my things were being washed—I had no other place to go—the window was shut down, but not fastened.
Cross-examined. Q. What time was it? A. Between eight and nine o'clock.
EDWARD PRICE . I live at No. 68, Golden-lnae, and am a broker. On Monday, the 12th of June about eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and asked me to buy a flock bed—I asked where it was—she said, "Over the way"—I went with her to Cherry-tree-court, and bought the bed for 3s.—this is the bed—the prosecutrix was not there—the prisoner was sober.
GUILTY. Aged 44.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury. — Confined Three Months.
1681. JOHN KING, the younger, was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June, 20 yards of velvet, value 10l., the goods of James King; 1 coat, value 1s.; 1 waistcoat, value 1s.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 6d.; and 1 pair of boots, value 1s.; the goods of Joseph King.
The prosecutors did not appear.
NOT GUILTY .
JAMES CHAMPION . I am a shopman to Richard Henry Ashford, of No. 91, Bethnal-green-road, a pawnbroker. On the 8th of June we had a pair of boots hanging on the door-post outside—from imformation I ran out of the shop, and saw the prisoner walking away, with something in a
blue handkerchief—I went and asked him what it was—he took out this pair of boots, and said he had picked them up—I am sure they are my master's property—he could not have picked them up—I had twisted them round the nail only a minute and a half before—I had been showing them to a person, and that person gave me the information—the prisoner said he was in great distress.
GUILTY . aged 28.— Confined One Month.
WILLIAM PRITCHARD . I am a coachmaker, living in Long-acre. I was in a crowd, about half-past eleven o'clock, on the 3rd of July—the officer produced this handkerchief to me—it is mine—I had it safe about five minutes before.
EDWARD OWEN SIMMONS (police-constable T 54.) I was in Long-acre, and saw the prisoner, with two other—I watched him, and saw him lift the pocket of the prosecutor—he made two attempts, and then lifted it a third time, and took this handkerchief out—I followed him, and pushed him into a baker's shop he dropped this handkerchief, and I found another on his person.
Prisoner. About eleven o'clock I went to get an affidavit about a pair of trowsers at bow-street Office, For a ticket I had lost—in coming back. I was standing looking at the music, and this handkerchief was thrown at me; and he has the affidavit now—I was going to meet my mother, who was going to get my trowsers out for me. Witness. I saw him try the pocket, and take this handkerchief out.
GUILTY .* aged 19.— Transported for Seven Years.
JOHN HAWKES HEWITT . I keep a leather-cutter's shop, at No. 2 Lower terrace, Islington. Four men came to my shop on the 22nd of June, within a minute or two of each other—the prisoner was one of them—I soon began to perceive that they had a connexion with each other, and I went round the counter to see where my property was going, as I missed it from the counter—I went round, and saw the prisoner with a bag in his hand, three parts full—I had seen the bulk diminishing as I was getting things for them, and stooped under the counter—I saw the prisoner was discomposed, and he left the shop, leaving two of the things that he had asked for—I followed him, and asked him to come back—he said he should come back presently—I insisted upon his coming back, and he did and, without my saying any thing, he emptied the contents of the bag on the counter, and there were seventy-nine pieces of leather, which are mine—they were all marked by myself, most of them the same afternoon—he then said he had got none of my property.
GUILTY .* Aged 19.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.— Transported for Seven Years.
WILLIAM WRIGHT . I live at No. 4, Back-walk, St. Pancras Old Road. On the evening of the 27th of June 1 met the female prisoner—she asked me if I would walk it—I stood about two or three minutes belowk talking to her, before I went up stairs—I went up, and had a purse containing 32s.—I counted it about a minute before—I had six half-crowns, sixteen shilling and two sixpences in my left-hand trowsers pocket—I agreed to sleep with her all night—I gave her half-a-crown one shilling and one sixpence out of this money—I counted the money after I gave it her, and then had five half-crowns, fifteen shillings and one sixpence—I undressed, and put my trowsers on the floor—my money was in the then in the purse—the prisoner went down stairs—she returned and we both went to bed together—I had taken my breeches off after she came up the second time, and my money was safe then—I had not been long in bed before the male prisoner came up, and said, "You b----, what business have you with my wife"—I said she was as much my wife as she was his—he said, if I was not off he would break my b—y neck down stairs—up jumped the girl, lifted up my trowsers, and ran down stairs into a room, and he went down stairs immediately after her—there was alight in the room—he stood at the door—after I found they went down I cot up and felt my pocket and the mere stood at the door—I called a policeman, and then heard her say to the man, "Put the money under the pillow"—I know it was her, because she had not come out of the lower room from the rimes she went in—I know her voice—I told the Magistrate it was a female voice—I cannot swear it was her voice, but I know there was no other female in the house—there was no other person in the house but these two and me—after I had stood at the door a few minutes either the male or female went up stairs and returned again into the lower room—I stood there still the policeman and to my assistance—I said, "policeman. I was have been robbed of five half-crowns and several shilling"—I insisted that the lace should be searched—I said, "Have you got a light?"—he said "No, I will go next door, and get one"—he stood and held me a light, and I put on my clothes—during this time I found the purse, one half-crown and five single shillings in it—the bed was searched, and four half-crowns, six shillings, and one sixpence were found in a woman's pocket, under the pillow—the man was searched in my presence, and half-a-crown, one shilling and a sixpence were found—after I gave them in charge and we were going out of the door, the woman stuck me a violent blow in the mouth, and said, "Take that, you b----r"
Ashton Smith. I was in bed with this young woman, and never went out of the room—I gave her three half-crown that night. Witness. You are the man that came up to me in the room.
WILLOIAM TOMINSON (police-constable S 141.) I went there on hearing the noise—the prosecutor and Richard Wall were there—the house was shut and the prosecutor outside—the two prisoners were in the house, and no one else—I searched it all over from top to bottom—the persecutor said he had been robbed—I commenced searching the bed, and took off the coverlid and blanket and found this pocket under the pillow, with 4 half-crowns, 6s. 6d. and 6 3/4 d. in copper—the purse was not found in my presence—I saw female prisoner strike the prosecutor—I searched the made prisoner
at the watch-house, and found 1 half-crown, 1 shilling and 1 sixpence on him.
Emma Smith. We were both undressed, and in bed. Witness. Yes, you were when I got there.
RICHARD WALL (police-constable S 213.) The prosecutor was standing at the door in his shirt; and the said, "Policeman I want you"—"What is the matter?" I said—he said, "I have been robbed"—I got him a light, and he out on his clothes; the other officer, who prosecutor, and 1 went in and found the money in the bed—I did not see the purse in the prosecutor's pocket—after he had been in the parlour he said to had the purse in his pocket with 7s. 6d. in it 1 half-crown, and 5 single shillings.
(Richard Greenwood, a corn-chandler, of No. 35, Old Compton-street, Soho; and Hugh Henry Parry a cabinet-maker of Archer-street gave the prisoner Ashton Smith a good character.)
EMMA SMITH†— GUILTY . Aged 22.
ASHTON SMITH— GUILTY . Aged 22.
Transported for Seven years.
MR. PHILLIPS conducted the Prosecutions
FREDERICK GEORGE AUBIN . I keep the Infant Establishment at Norwood. On the 22nd of may the prisoner was in my employ—I know this order quite well—it is signedwith my initials—I directed that it should be given to the prisoner that day to take to Mr. Pearcy—I received no leather in consequence of that—(read)
"Norwood Establishment, Westow-will May 22, 1837. Mr. Pearcy, Please to send by bearer 20lbs., of upper-leather the quality Mr. Pearcy considers will suit, but let it be cheap."
"F. G. A."
JAMES PEARCY . I live at No. 105, St. John-street. I know the prisoner—on the 27th of May he called at my warehouse for some leather which he had left an order for—I did not give it him—I directed him to call on the 29th—it was not ready.
HENRY PEARCY . On Monday, the 29th of may, the prisoner called at my brother's, and told me he came for leather fir Mr. Aubin, that he had left an order for a few days ago—I gave it him—the value of it was 46s.—he said he called for the leather for Mr. Aubin that he left the order for a few days ago—I gave it him—he told me he was take it to Mr. Aubin, which I believe—this was on the 29th.
FREDERICK GEORGE AUBIN . I sent the prisoner with this on the 22nd—I directed him to bring the leather, and 1 discharged him on Sunday, the 28th—he knew he was discharged—I turned him our—I gave him the order on the 22nd, and told him to get the leather—I did not afterwards tell him not to get it—he had nothing to dot with do with me on the the 29th—he was only with me ten days.
Prisoner I did not receive the leather at all.
GUILTY .— Transported for Seven years.
JOSEPH SMITH . I am in the employ of Francis Rochford, of Brewer-street, Golden-square, a pawnbroker. About ten o'clock in the evening of the 17th of June, I was in the shop, and heard a pane of glass crack—I went to the door, and found the prisoner in custody of the policeman, and saw the watch taken from him—this is Mr. Rochford's—I do not know that I had noticed tit hat day—it was opposite the pane that was broken, and the book was torn.
THOMAS SCOTT (police-constable C 176.) On Saturday last, about ten o'clock I was on duty in Brewer-street, and the prisoner strike his right foot against the square of glass, and with his hand take something from the window—I took him, and found this watch in his right hand—in going along to the station-house he asked where I was—I said I did not know—he said if he had seen me near the place, he should not have been such a d—d fool as to have done it.
Prisoner. The persecutor has seen the watch, and cannot swear to it. Witness. I know it by own mark inside of it.
GUILTY . Aged 20— Transported for Seven Years.
1688. MARY DUFFEY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April, 1 pair of trowsers, value 1l. 5s. 2 waistcoats, value 2l.; 7 handkerchiefs, value 1l. 5s. and 1 shirt, value 1l.; the goods of William Henry Rowland Irby her master.
THOMAS FREEMAN. I ma in the employ of Mr. Walter, a pawnbroker of High-street Marylebone. On a Wednesday evening the prisoner offered me a shirt to pledge, these are—I asked whose it was—she told me it was her husband's—I sent for an officer and had her taken.
SARAH MATTHEWS . I was housekeeper to William Henry Rowland 1 rby, Esq., of No. 24, South-street, Grosvenor-square. The prisoner was employed as charwoman—these are my master's shirt and waistcoat and trowsers—the shirt was market, but the mark is taken out—I know it by the mark, and having others similar to it—the trowsers and waistcoat am trowsers—the was marked, but the mark is taken out—I know it by the mark, and having others similar to it—the trowsers and waistcoat are both my master's
JMAES FRANICS TILBY . I am a pawnbroker, and live with Mr. Neale, of Duke-street Manchester-square. I have a handkerchief taken in of a woman,—I believe the prisoner had been market, but the mark is picked out.
Prisoner I own 1 pawned two handkerchiefs and I was going to pawn a shirt too.
Prisoner I throw myself on the mercy of Almighty God—I know nothing about them, except two handkerchief and a shirt.
GUILTY. Aged 28.—Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor and Jury Confined Three Months.
HERRIETT NICHOLOSON . I am the wife of Robert Nicholson, who keeps a shoe and stay-shop, in Ernest-street, Regent's Park. the prisoner came into the shop, on the night of the 13th of June, with a man—she asked for some shoes—she threes would fit her—she then asked for some at half-a-crown—I had some on a line—she said she together would fit her—she then wanted some with Brunswick tines, but she objected to them, being leather—I observed the window was tumbled and missed a pair of fours which I had shown her—I asked her about them, and then she said she had not seen a pair of fours—I said they had been there, and they should be found before she left the shop—she looked about the shop, and said "Here is a pair, sure enough"—but is saw them drop from under her cloak—I gave her into custody.
Prisoner I bought these in Fitzroy-market.
Prisoner the clogs are mine.
MRS. NICHOLSON. These are our clogs, I have the fellows to them. she took two odd ones.
GUILTY . Aged 41— Transported for Seven years.
ABRAHAM BRANDON . I am a wholesale ladies' boot and shoemaker, and live No. 14, Bury-street St. Mary Axe. The prisoner was employed by me as a clicker—I went to r. Cliff's in Whitecross-street, on the 28th of June, and saw two pairs of shoes there—these are my property.
Prisoner I was employed to carry out different bags of shoes as samples—a pair of shoes of each description might constitute a bagful—I was intrusted with a pair of children's shoes corresponding with a pair of these—when I took them out, was they not looked over by we or my son—there never was any deficient but once, that was a pri of woman's shoes he said he sold his sister, and he paid for them—he has taken out samples of shoes the same as these each time he has gone out.
Prisoner. Q. Did I make any remark? A. You said they were rather soiled, and were returned on your hands—you said you got them for a friend of yours who was gone out of town, and I should have them for 1s. a pair.
Prisoner. Q. Have I not taken out a bag of samples? A. Yes—you
have never paid me money for samples when you came back—on one occasion he said his sister had one pair, which he paid for—these are sample shoes.
Prisoner's Defence. Mr. Brandon being of the Jewish persuasion does no business ion Saturday—either e or Abraham Peres put shoes into my bag on Friday and having taken these out, I had a friend who was to have half a down pairs and I knew I should not get not get he money of him, because I owe him something; I could not afford to have of Mr. Brandon half a dozen pairs at once, but I kept one pair at one time and one pair at another, and accounted for them; my friend came to town, and left without my seeing him—I took these to the witness, and she had the one pair the prosecutor acknowledges he let me have, and the other two pairs I let her have at 1s. a pair—I took them our of the bag, which I accounted for
Prisoner. Very often a person will say, "I will take this pair, and bring me some more equal to them," and they have kept them—I had no doubt but Mr. Brandon would them have acknowledged that he had pout them into my beg—I have kept them one pair at time, and given then money—I was twelve years with Mr. Hook, in Board-street, and have lived in several respectable situation.
JURY to MR. BRANDON. Q. Did you never authorise the prisoner to sell shoes? A. No; only morning slippers.
(The prisoner received a good character.)
GUILTY.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor. Confined One Years.
1691. JOSPEH COPCUT and WILLIAM THROWDEN were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June, 30lbs., wight of lead, value 5s., the goods of William Brumley; and fixed to a certain building against the Statute, &c.
PETER HAWKINS . I am servant to Mr. William Brumley, a solicitor, living at No. 8 Avenue-road. He had five unfinished house there—I missed a great deal of lead—on Saturday evening, the 1th, 1 met the prisoner Throwden with lead under his arm, coming out of one of the house—I went and asked him how he came there—he said he got over the wall—I said, "What have you got under your arm?"—he said, "Nothing"—I found it was lead—I said, "have your arm?"—he said, "Nothing "—I he had a partner in the house of the house, our of the house, and found the other man to take him, I then went into the house, and found the other prisoner nothing at the back of the house, out of the building altogether—the had nothing with him—I have fitted the lead I found on Throwden to the house—It corresponds, nails and all—after I took Copcut, he took the policeman to where he had taken his lead to.
HENRY COONEY (police-constable S 112.) I took charge of Throwden, and have fitted this lead—it fits the left-hand corner of the house—I heard Copcut say he had been three times on the roof, and had lead from there.
Copcut. Q. Did I tell you that I had been there before? A. Yes; to get the lead.
THOMAS WALSH (police-constable F 176.) I took charge of Copcut—he gave his name Davis—I asked him what he did there—he he went after some lead—I asked him where it was—he said, "Inside the building"—he took, me, and this lend was rolled up in this handkerchief,
inside the doorway—I took him to the the station-house—I have compared the lead with that on the house—it fits exactly, and Copcut told me he cut it.
Copcut It is false—I did not.
COPCUT*— GUILTY . Aged 20.
THROWDEN*— GUILTY . Aged 24
Transported for Seven Years.
1692. MARGARET HORROGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June, 1 nightcap, value 1s.; 1 petticoat, value 8d.; 1 apron, value 6d.; 1 flat-iron value 4d. and 1 cap, value 6d. the goods of Nelson Augustus Jones, her master.
SUSANNAH ANN JONES . I ma the wife of Nelson Augustus Jones, a surgeon, living at No. 2 Silver-street Bloomsbury. The prisoner was in my service—I have missed the articles stated—(looking at them)—these are mine—this cap was produced to me by Mr. M'Donald.
Prisoner. Mr. Jones told to look about the place, and see if I could find any thing to pawn, to get a drop of beer—I took this cap, and got the beet for the 2d., and took it her—she wanted me to take a cap belonging to a child, and a feather it; and I brought it back, as I could not sell it.
MRS. JONES. It is perfectly false—except an order for my own work, she never brought me any beer—I did not authorise her to pledge this cap.
THOMAS FULLER (police-constable E 155.) I took the prisoner into custody—she said, if she had time she would return the article to Mr. Jones—she acknowledged having taken the cap and flat-iron—she did not say any thing about the beer then.
Prisoner's Defence. When First I went to this person, I went to ask for money due to my daughter—Mr. Jones was ill in bed, and asked me if I would wash some clothes for her the following day—I went, and she gave me 9d. for work—on the following day she asked night, she told me any day I had nothing to do to come, and she would give me 3d. a day except washing days, when she would give me 9d.—she was several times necessituated to send things to pledge—when I pledged the iron she knew of it—she used to feel very low, and asked me if there was any thing I could pledge to get her a pot of beer—took this cap, and they would take it it—took it to M'Donald—on the day before I left, the husband came home and grossly abused me.
(This prisoner received a good character.)
GUILTY. Aged 52—Recommended to mercy by the Jury Confined One Month.
MR. BALLANTINE conducted the Prosecution.
JOSEPH PARTRIDGE . I reside in Bristol. I met the prisoner near Covent-garden, on Saturday, the 17th of June—I had known him two or three years before—I entered into conversation with him—he tapped me or the shoulder and asked me what goods I had in town—I told him, and I told him if he would come to the Black-horse, in Coventry-street, I would show him the patterns I had—there was an appointment to meet on the following Monday, but the did not come—we on the Tuesday—I did not
take any thing with me then—I went and fetched a piece of kerseymere—I showed it him—he said when he looked at it, it would not for him. and asked me where the other was, if it was sold—I said, no. it was not, but it was sent to Balham-hill by mistake,. that I expected it every hour; and he wished me to go and see whether it was come back—that was another piece of kerseymere that he had the pattern of—we had no conversation about the sale of the other piece—he asked me what the price was, and I told him—I went to see if it was come back—I left the piece I had on the form alongside the prisoner—I asked him to look to it till I came back and he nodded his head. and said, "Make haste"—I was gone about three quarters of an hour—I stopped to take a little dinner—when I came back the prisoner and the kerseymere were both gone—I have not seen it since—I did not see the prisoner again till I took him on board the vessel the Edward, (I think,) the following Monday. the steamer was towing her down—she was bound for New York—I went on board with an officer—I saw the prisoner, and said, "Well, neighbour Bird"—he said, "Well, Mr. Partridge"—I said I had been looking for him for a long time—he said, "What to you want with me?"with the greatest disdain—I said, "I want to know about the piece of kerseymere that you stole from me what have you done with it?"and then I said to the officer."I give this man in charged for stealing a piece of kerseymere."
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Have you had dealings with the prisoner before? A. Yes; not within the last two years, but I had down at Gloucestershire, at his own house—I lodge at the Bell-inn Hillgrass-street Bristol, and have done so for seven or eight months before—that is Mr. Joseph Jackson's—I once lived in a house of my own,. where I sold off—I never owed the prisoner a shilling in my life. not for five minutes. I always paid ready money—my wife went to Jamaica before I sold off—had dealings with the prisoner's son about two pieces of goods, one of which came to 4l. not 16l. 8s—the were only low priced 3s. 10d. a yard—no bargain with the son came to 16l. 8s., that I swear—I do not know what I might have year, in Bristol. cloth amounting to 16l. 8s—I did not in the bargain leave a balance of 8l. 8s.—the son was with me in the Black Horse—I have not had any fixed residence anywhere except at the Bell, and Jackyears old—I do not owe the prisoner 8l. 8s.
CHARLES HEAVEN I am waiter at the Black Horse, Coventry-street, I know Mr. Partridge—I saw him and the prisoner together on Tuesday, the 20th of June—Partridge had a bundle of cloth with him is the room—I saw Mr. Partridge leave the room—I saw the bundle in the room after Mr. Partridge was gone; and before he returned the prisoner went out with the piece of cloth that Mr. Partridge had left—he desired me to teil Mr. Partridge he wold be back in half an your put he did not come back.
CHARLES HENRY FALCONER . I am a police constable I went with Mr. Partridge on board the barque Edward. which was going to New York would not, from motives of delicacy ask him any questions before the passengers but it was my duty, and he might do as he liked about answering them—I then said, "Mr. Partridge has given you in charge for stealing a piece of Kerseymere"—he said he had waited nearly three quarters of an hour, and them as Mr. Partridge did not come back, he took it out; but Mr. Partridge owed him money—I asked him if he had got the piece—he said he had been swindled out of that and another.
Cross-examined. Q. Did he say he had bought this? A. Yes.
MR. PHILLIPS called
THOMAS BIRD . I am the prisoner's son. I know Mr. Partridge—I was at the Black Horse with my father on the day in question—I sold goods to Mr. Partridge for my father to the amount of 16l. 8s. in the latter and of last year—about October—it was four ends of striped two brown and two black—he paid me 8l. for two of them. which I receipted—two he did not pay for—he owed me 8l. 8s—I remember being at the Black Horse with him—I saw this kerseymere produced—Mr. Partridge wanted 5s. 6d. a yard for it—my father wanted it for 5s.; and after a little conversation, Mr. Partridge agreed he should have it at 5s. 6d. and delivered it to him; and he took it off the table and put it on the seat—my father went on board the packet the some evening—I went with him—on the oath, at that time Partridge owed my father 8l. 8s.
MR. BALLANTINE. Q. How old are you? A. Near seventeen—I accounted to my father for the 8l. paid by Mr. partridge on the same day at Bristol—Cannot tell whether my father saw me, Partridge after the hill was made—I do not think he did—I went into the room with them at the Black Horse—I cannot say how long I was there—I was there when my father loft—I left with him—I was there when Mr. partridge left to fetch the cloth—I saw all that passed—I remained in the room after Mr. Partridge was gone—I went with my father to the vessel—we did not go straight there—I did not lose sight of him the whole time—he left the cloth with a person to sell and the person went away with it—I do not know him—I never saw him before—I do not know where we met him—it was in the street, and afterwards we went to a house—I cannot say what house—I do not know where it was—we stopped there for some time waiting for the person who took the cloth to return—when my father met this person he appeared to know him—I have been in court during the examination of the witnesses for the prosecution—when my father went out he told the waiter he should return in about half an hour—he met this man very shortly, and them began the conversation about selling it—I cannot tell what became of the cloth—my father did not returned to the Black Horse—the ship was to go off the same evening—this Tuesday evening—my father was taken on the following Monday morning—he was not on board the shop the whole of the time.
MR. PHILLIPS. Q. I suppose you are not very conversant with American vessels? A. No—I have been in London a fortnight—I am a Gloucestershire boy—I cannot tell the names of the streets and house—the man did not return to my father with the cloth—the cloth came to about 7l. and Mr. Partridge owed my father 8l. 8s.—I did not know where to find him to get the money—it was about eight or nine months after I sold him the cloth that I met with him in London—I am prepared to say that 16l. 8s. was the price of the cloth and that he paid only 8l.
Prisoner. The cause of my waiting to see partridge was to see the other kerseymeres which he expected from Balham-hill—I am a stranger, and have no friends on London.
GUILTY Aged 38— Transported for Seven Year.
OLD COURT.—Thursday July 6th, 1837.
Second Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin
NANCY SMITH . I am a widow, and live in Princes street, Red Lion-square, I have known the prisoner for eighteen years—he was married to my sister in 1818, at Pancras church—I was a witness and singed to register—my sister had no occupation—my father was formerly a merchant, and the prisoner had been a lieutenant in the navy, but was not any thing at the time he married my sister—they lived together a great many years, and lived at St. Katharine Docks—they had no family—I saw my sister alive last Thursday.
Prisoner. Q. You remember the time I kept the Reading Tavern, in Broad-court? A. Yes—there was a deed of Separation between you and your wife—a Mr. Tattersal and my sister lived together as man and wife after the deed of separation—I know Mr. Tattersal's handwriting—I am confident this is his handwriting and this is my sister—(looking at a paper.)
CATHARINE MARSHALL . I was married to the prisoner on the 8th of October, 1831. I was at the time, and had two children one eight and the other fourteen years old—he courted me about three months and represented himself as a gentleman—I was living on my means—I had my window's pension of 70l. a years and some freehold property—I had nearly 200l. a years altogether—he represent himself as a single man—he continued to live with me, and I have had four children by him—I discovered that he was married in December, but could not leave my house till march in consequence of illness—I had discovered the deed of separation some times previous, but could not find out whether his wife was alive or dead—the prisoner has not wasted my property in any way—this is my prosecution.
Prisoner's Defence. I have been separated from my first wife since 1829, by a deed of separation—a party named, in the deed of separation is a gentleman of the name of Tattersal; and the deed will show that there was a connexion existing between her and that gentlemen before my marriage; and immediately after the deed was signed this gentleman and first wife lived openly together as man and wife in more places than one—the deed likewise carries on the face of it that my wife had no manner of claim on me—my present wife will do me the justice to say that my conduct had been strictly correct, both in a moral and social point of view—I have not squandered away her property, but a succession of unfortunate circumstances have placed me in this situation—I considered I was placed in a situation to marry again.
GUILTY. Aged 41—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutrix. Confined One Year.
Before Mr. Justice Vaughan
NOT GUILTY .
Before Mr. Baron Alderson.
1696. BENJAMIN NORTON was indicted for feloniously being possesed of 2 plates, on which was engraved both parts of a promissory note of Nicolas, King of Poland, for the payment of 5 zloyts; and NATHANIEL HALE was indicted as an accessary—Other COUNTS varying the manner of stating the offence: to which.
NORTON pleaded GUILTY . Aged 34.
HALE pleaded GUILTY . Aged 26.
(---- Fisher bookseller, at Birmingham, Jones Levy, lessee of turnpike pike tolls; John Boddy, innkeeper; John Drinkwater, innkeeper at Banbury; George Smith, wine-merchant, Leamington and Edward Wordley, innkeeper at Crickelwood, deposed to the prisoner Norton's good character; and James Baldwin engraver and printer Birmingham; and Francis Smith, chemist, at Birmingham, to that of Hale).
Confined Two years.
Fist Jury, before Mr. Justice Vaughan.
1697. SAMUEL WEATHERSTONE JOHN BURTON and GEORGE WILLIAMS , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Tomlin, about the hour of twelve in the night of the 30th of June, at St Anne, Limehouse with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 8 spoons, value 2l. 12s. 3 handkerchief, value 9s., 1 coat, value 1l. 10s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 5s. 2 pairs if spectacles, value 2l.; 1 thimble, value 1s.; 2 fourpenny picecs; and 1 £20 bank-note; his property.
MR. PAHYE conducted the Prosecution
WILLIAM TOMLIN . I am a lighterman and coal-merchant and lives at the Newcastle Coal-wharf, Limehouse-fields, in the parish of St. Anne, Lime-house. On the evening of Friday last I saw the three prisoner and another sitting on a bank, about 100 yards from any house—Weatherstone was pointing towards it which excited my suspicions—I went to bed about a eleven o'clock—I examined my house before I retired and left it all bed alls safe—I was called up about three o'clock and found my desk laying on the wharf, broken open—there were several papers, a £20 bank-note and two fourpenny pieces gone from it—I had bored one of the fourpenny pieces with a drill which I have in my pocket—I tried to get it on a ring, and cut it a god deal in trying to get it on—I had the desk in my sitting room when I went bed—I looked about the house, and missed my coat two silver table-spoons, five tea-spoons, one mustard-spoon, and a silk handkerchief—I examined the house, and found two chisels with the desk—I compared one of them with the marks on the desk, and it fitted the marks—the kitchen-window was broken open—I compared a knife which I found in the garden with the window—the putty was dug away with the knife, and the glass was taken out sufficient to put a hand in and unfastern the catch—it was near the catch—the whole pane was not taken out—they had got a hand over the shutter, and opened it by lifting up the out—they seen the property and know it to the mine—I mine to bed, again, and in about an hour my called me—I got up and looked, and saw Williamson
and Burton going across the field opposite my house, from my house—I am satisfied they were the two men I had seen the night before—I gave them chase, and caught them 400 or yards from my house—I pointed them out to a policeman and saw him take them both—they were brought back to me.
Cross-examined by MR. BALLANTINE. Q. What time did you first see these three boys? A. About eight o'clock of Friday right—Weathersstone was sittings on the ground, and I could see face—I do not know whether the others were sitting or standing—one was lame, which I suppose to be Burton—I recognised him as he rolled down on the grass—I was nearly an hour observing him as he rolled down on the grass—I pointing was going on all that hour—I called others to look at them at them, and said if my house was broken open, they would he the people to do it"—I had never seen Weatherstone before, to my knowledge—I was on the wharf, in full sight of them—they saw me—I do not think they was me point them out to my friends, because we sheltered ourselves behind the trees then—I saw Weatherstone again on the Monday morning at Lambeth-street—I saw Weatherstone again on the Monday morning at had any doubt—I was always positive of him—I never said any things the contrary—I do not mean to say the fourpenny piece is mine, but I had one like, like it and I searched it a great deal.
THOMAS ENSUM . I am a policeman,. I was on duty Salmon-lane, Limehouse, on Friday night last—Mr. Tomlin told me something, and I saw Williamson and Burton at the end of Salmon-lane, several hundred yards from Mr. Tomlin's house—another officer was with me—I took Williamson, searched him, and found these two pairs of spectacles and a silver thimble on him—he was afterwards at the station-house, and I found this coat concealed under his own clothes.
EDWARD DRURY . I am a policeman, I was with Ensum, and secured Burton—I felt something hard when I caught hold of his arm, and asked him what he had got—he said "Nothing," but I found one table-spoon in each sleeve—I searched him again at the station-house, and found three silk handkerchiefs concealed between his skin and his shirt; and he had these shoes on, which were identified by Mr. Tomlin.
CHARLES COTTRELL . I am turncock of the East London Waterworks Company, and live at Ratcliffe. On Friday evening. between six and seven o'clock. I saw the three prisoners. with another, in Salmon-lane,. going towards Limehouse—I knew them by sight and have no doubt of them—the prisoners are these of them. I am certain,
Cross-examined. Q. Where were you? A. In the execution on my duty in the lane—I knew them all three before—I watched them for twenty or thirty yards, and them went about my business—they were going from me.
JAMES PRCKHAM . I am a brickmaker, and live in May's s-place, Eastfield-street, Limehouse. Last Saturday morning, from twenty minutes to half-past four o'clock, I turned the three prisoners and one more out of the straw in the brick field, six or seven hundred yards from the prosecutor's house—I told, them, if I found them there again, I would charge the policeman with them.
Cross-examined. Q. Are you quite sure of them? A. Yes—I never saw them before—I did not see them five minutes—they were all fast asleep in the straw.
I was in the field, near Salmon-lane, on Saturday morning, a little after four o'clock, and saw the three prisoners with one more—Peckham came into the field five or ten minutes after me—I have not a doubt of their being the men.
GEORGE MURRAY . I am a policeman, I found Burton and Williamson at the station-house—I took weatherstone into custody, standing nearly opposite Lambeth-street, Office—I went after him because I knew he was an associate of the other prisoners—as soon as he saw me call a policeman to come to my assistance, he turned round and ran away—I pursued, and he was stopped in Red Lion-street, Whitechapel—I searched him. and found 14s. in his pocket and a fourpenny-piece, tied with a scarlet ribbon, round his neck—I asked him where he got that money—he got that money—he said he got it by making bird cages—I asked him where he got the fourpenny-piece—he said his sister had had it three or four months—I told him of the robbery—he said he knew nothing at all about it, for he was in bed from between nine and ten o'clock at night till half-past seven o'clock in the morning.
MR. TOMLIN re-examined. These are my spoons, also the handkerchief, coat, and shoes—I believe the fourpenny-piece to be mine—here is the drill I bored it with—it was quite daylight when I was alarmed.
WEATHERSTONE— GUILTY . Aged 16.
BURTON— GUILTY Aged 17.
WILLIAMSON— GUILTY . Aged 18.
Of breaking and entering, but not burglariously
Transported for Life.
Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.
1698. GEORGE JONES. alias George Batcher , WILLIAM GOODGE alias Henry Roberts , and GEORGE FOWLER, alias George winterbank, alias William James , were indicted for feloniously uttering a counterfeit half-crown, knowing it to be counterfeit, they having been previously convicted as common utterers of had money.
MR. ELLIS conducted the Prosecution.
CALES EDWARD POWELL . I am assistant-solicitor to the Mint, I produce a copy of the record of the conviction of George Jones, with another person, in February, 1836. for uttering, counterfeit coin; also one of William Goodge, with another person, in April. 1836; and of George Fowler, alias Winterbank, with two other. in 1834—I have examined each of them with the originals, and the are true copies.
ROBERT TAYLOR (police-constable G 166.) I was present at the trial of the prisoner Jones of this Court, in February, 1836—I had apprehended him for passing a bad crown-piece—he was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment—I am sure he is the man.
JOSEPH O'BRIEN , I keep a beer shop in crown-court, Dorset-street, Fleet-street On Saturday evening the 10th of June. the prisoner Jones came in and asked for a pint of four penny ale, and offered a had half-crown—I gave him change, and put the half-crown into my trowsers pocket—I
had no other half-crown there at the time—he went away—about five minutes after Goodge came and called for a pint of fourpenny ale—he gave me half-a-crown, which I put into the same pocket—I gave him change and he went away—I had no other half-crowns than those two—in about a quarter of an hour Caroline Jee came to me—I had some conversation with her, and took the two half-crowns out of my pocket, and found they were bad—they were the two I had received—I put them into my waistcoat pocked, where I had no others—soon after William Jee, the constable, came, and in better than half an hour Jones and Fowler came in and asked for a pint of ale—my wife served them, and Jones gave her half-a-crown—she gave it to me immediately. and it was good—I suspected it was had at the time it was put into my hand and I charged both the prisoners with uttering two with a shilling, to take the half-crown back again—my wife refused the shilling and took the halfpence—they asked for the half-crowns and the good one refused to give them, and I put the two bad half-crowns and the good one into my waistcoat pocket—I had no other half-crowns there—Goodge was brought in afterwards by Jee—I saw him go to the seat where Fowler was and something was handed to him by Fowler, which he imm diately swallowed—they lowed—they were then taken to the station-house—I marked the half-crowns there, and gave them to the constable of the night they were not out of my sight at all—Goodge requested the constable to let him look at the money the see that it was good, and he made a snap at it to get it—I gave them to Jee at last.
Cross-examined. Q. Are you sure you had no other half-crown about you? A. Yes—I had received about 9s., and these two half-crowns, that evening, but no others—I had not received any bill—that was the first night of opening the house—I had received 11l. 10s. in gold, and 2s., that evening, but there were no half crowns in it—the half-crowns were never out of my possession till I gave them to the constable at the station-house—the officer still retained the half-crowns—when Goodge snapped at them, they merely fell on the desk—there were several officers about, but only on had them—I said all the three half-crowns were bed, but Mr. Alderman Harmer said one was a good one.
CAROLINE MARY JEE . My father keeps a small pastry-cook's shop opposite Mr. O'Brien's. I was in the shop, on the 10th of June, between nine and ten o'clock, and saw the three prisoners pass the window two or three times together—I heard one of them (I do not know which) say. "Go in there"—they were standing opposite, and of course they meant Mr. O'Briens's—Jones then went in, and I saw Goodge looking in under the certain at the time—Fowler was looking in at a tobacconist's next door—I saw Jones come out—he came and took a light for his pipe at our window twice—he did not join the others then—I then saw Goodge go into Mr. O'Brien's, and the others waited for him—I saw him came out, and Fowler joined him—Goodge called to Jones, and said, "Come along Edward, it is all right; luck again; we have done it as it should be"—they all went down the court together—I told my father, who is a constable, when he came home, and I went to Mr. O'Briens's, and saw him take the money out of his pocket—a few minutes after eleven o'clock I saw the prisoners again—they all three came up the court together—Fowler and Jones knocked at O'Brien's door, and Goodge walked up the court slowly—Mr. O'Brien refused to admit them, but I told her something, and she asked them in—I then went my father, and sent him there.
Cross-examined. Q. Where were you standing? A. The last time, I was behind the door; the first time, I was behind the counter—we keep our window open—it is in Crown-court, Temple.
WILLIAM JEE . I am a constable, and father of the last witness. I went to O'Brien's house, and he showed me two half-crowns—Jones and Fowler came into the house in about half an hour, and offered a half-crown to O'Brien—he charged them with passing two bed ones, and that one at the time—I said I considered it bad myself—it was very much discoloured—I fetched Goodge in, who was outside, and he went over towards Fowler—did with it, as I was behind him—I searched them, and found on Jones a shilling and threepence halfpenny, but nothing on the other two—O'Brien gave me the half-crowns, which I produce.
Cross-examined. Q. Did he take them out of his pocket, and give them to you? A. Yes—they were marked at the watch-house—they were examined by the night-constable, but were never out of my sight.
Goodge's Defence. I was never in the house.
Fowler's Defence. I know nothing about this man—I certainly went in with Jones, to have a pint of ale, when he tendered the good half-crown.
JONES— GUILTY Aged 24.
GOODGE— GUILTY Aged 36.
FOWLER— GUILTY . Aged 41.
Transported for Seven Years.
NEW COURT.—Thursday, July 5th, 1837.
Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.
GUILTY . Aged 23.— Confined Six Months.
MR. DOANE conducted the Prosecution.
HENRY WALKER WOOD . I carry on the business of a whitelead manufacturer, in Ranelagh-road, Pimlico. I have more than one partner—I employ about a hundred and sixty men—about ten in the plumbing department—I suspected that lead was going, in consequence of which I gave directions to some policeman, and on the 29th of last month I introduced the police into the yard near the gate of the premises—the plumbers had all left off their work—every man belonging to the premises—the prisoner was a plumber—I ordered the plumbers and the plumber's labourers to separate themselves—when I gave this order, the prisoner attempted to escape—my foreman stopped him—he ran round some large stones, and from thence appeared to be going into some new buildings—there is a new factory being erected there—he appeared to desire to bolt thought that door, and the foreman stopped him—I saw him
searched, but nothing was found upon him—I saw some property produced by Fisher before he was searched.
ISAAC FISHER . I am an engineer, in the employ of the prosecutor. I remember Mr. Wood coming with the policeman on the day in question—I observed, while the plumbers were being searched, the prisoner shuffling about, and walking round some stones—I watched him, and saw him pull some lead out of his trowsers, and put between these stones—I took the lead out of the stones, my brother took it out of my hand and put it by Johnson's feet, and told him to stand by it
Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did he attempt to escape at all? A. Not that I saw—I have not stated that he did not—I saw him shuffling about—he did not attempt to escape, as I saw.
DAVID FISHER . I am the brother of Isaac Fisher, and foreman to the prosecutor. I recollect this transaction—I saw Johnson placing some lead between some stones—I ordered my brother to watch him, and go round to him—before that I ordered him to stand still, because he kept going about—I saw this lead placed there.
COURT. Q. In the nature of the business, would they have that lead in that place? A. No.
JURY. Q. Was there any reason that he should have it in his possession? A. No—he had not been using lead of that description—he was about ninety yards from the shop—I saw it come from his trowsers—I was four or five yards from him—I said, "Johnson, that won't do," and sent my brother round to him.
MR. WOOD re-examined. They had left the workshop—this was in the yard as they were leaving work—the prisoner had been with me about three weeks—I had a good character with him.
(The prisoner received a good character.)
GUILTY. Aged 29.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor. Confined Three Months.
GUILTY. Aged 20.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor. Confined Three Months.
MR. DOANE conducted the Prosecution.
THOAMS KNOWLES . I am a labourer, in the yard of Messrs. Wood and Co. I remember, on the 29th of June, the order being given for the plumbers to separate from the other workmen—while the search was going on my attention was directed to the prisoner Rainey—I saw him move from the stones where he was sitting, and go to the corner of the stones, which are five or six feet high—I saw him put his right hard into his bosom, take out this piece of metal, and place it between the stones—I was searched, and after that I communicated what I saw.
Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. What time was this? A. A little after half-past five o'clock—I was searched about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after that—I cannot say I knew Rainey—I have never spoken to him in my life that evening—when I saw this done by
the prisoner I did not speak to him—I felt agitated in mind, and did not know what I was doing, which continued till after I was searched—I then told Mr. Fisher—the prosecutor asked me what was the reason I did not speak before—I was never sent to work at the plumbers' shop at any particular time—I have worked there, but not lately—I do not know that I like to work there—I will not swear that I do not—I did not say to the prisoner that I would rather be removed from the plumbers' shop altogether, as I did not feel comfortable there—nor to any one—I have not worked there for a month or five weeks—I did not work on the 28th of June—I and another man were drilling holes in some lead—I was not always working at the plumbers' shop when there was any thing to do—I was not always working at the plumber besides myself, that I know of—there were other men in the yard all up at the gate—I gave this to Jarvis—he is not here.
HENRY WALKER WOOD . I carry on business in Ranelagh-road, and have more partners than one. I had all my men mustered this afternoon—it occupied from half an hour to three quarters of an hour—I think the search was not quite completed when I heard of this—the witness and prisoner had been searched—the prisoner had no right to property in that place.
Cross-examined. Q. You complained, I believe, of Knowles seeing this and not saying any thing? A. Yes—I believe the prisoner's house was searched—I ordered the officer to do so, and nothing was found.
NOT GUILTY .
ROBERT MITCHELL . I came from the coast of Africa. On the 29th of June I was at the Pavilion, and coming from there I fell in with the prisoner—as it was too late to go home, I asked her if she could show me where I could get a bed—she said she would show me, and she asked me if she could sleep with me—I said I had no objection—I had ten sovereigns when I came out—I changed one, and had a pint of beer and some bread and cheese—I did not like to go home and knock the people up, as they had a baby lying dead in the house—I went with the prisoner, stripped every thing off, went to bed and went to sleep—about eight o'clock in the morning the prisoner got up—I said, "Where are you going?"—she said, "To get something to drink"—she went out—I said, "Don't you go, send the servant-girl"—she said, "There is my bonnet and stays, I shall come back again"—so I laid down again, after I had bolted the door, and the woman of the house came up and said, "That customer has gone off with the gin-bottle, and I have never seen her since"—I got up, and missed all my money, and my handkerchiefs and all—I had bolted the door before I went to bed at first—there was a light in the room—I am sure she is the girl—we should not have found her out but for her bonnet in the room—this is my handkerchief—there is a white mark in the corner—one half-crown has been found.
Prisoner. I met about three o'clock in the morning. He asked me to give him a lodging—I took him to the Match-walk, and the woman opened the door—he sent for a pot of beer and half a pint of gin, and we went up stairs—he awoke me at half-past five o'clock, to get him
some beer, and said he was thirsty. Witness. No, I never awoke till eight o'clock, when I felt her going away.
Prisoner. I asked the watchman out of window what time is was, and he said, "Half-past five"—and then I went to the Crooked Billet and got it—he was asleep, and said, "I wish you would let me sleep half an hour longer"—I then took a drink, and then took it down to the landlady—about eight o'clock I said, "I must go time,"—he give me half-a-crown and the handkerchief till the evening, when he was to pay me the remainder—I know nothing of the man's money—he said he neither believe in God nor devil. Witness. I did not say so—I did not make her a present of the handkerchief—here is where the ticket was on it—I bought two handkerchiefs, one was for a pocket-handkerchief, and the other to put my money in—I gave 1s. 6d. for the two.
HENRY PARKER . (police-sergeant K. 10.) I went to No. 14, John-street, about eleven o'clock, on the 29th—the prisoner was at the door with a gin-bottle in her hand, she was perfectly sober—I called the prosecutor, and asked if the house—she said, "None at all"—I went into a back room, where there was another woman—I turned up the bed, and found this handkerchief—the prosecutor identified it—I said to the prisoner, "Where did you get this handkerchief?"—she said "It was given to me by the sailor, in part payment"—I asked her if she had any money—she said none but half-a-crown which she had in her hand—I saw the bonnet and stays, and know the bonnet was here—I had seen her in it before.
GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Seven Years.
1704. GEORGE SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July, 1 bug, value 1s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 5s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 2s.; 1 buckle, value 1s.; 1 cardcase, value 1s.; 1 purse, value 1s.; 3 half-crowns, and 1 shilling; the goods and monies of Rose Ann Ward, from her person.
ROSE ANN WARD . I live at No. 29, Charles-street. About two o'clock on the 3rd of July, I was going into Hassel's the comb-maker's, in St. Paul's church-yard, in the middle of the day—I had a reticule in my hand containing all these things, and a man snatched the bag out of my hand—I never saw his face—a gentleman passing cried "Stop thief"?—the bag was brought to me—this is one.
THOMAS DAVIS . I am an officer of Cheapside. I heard a cry of "Stop thief"—I saw the prisoner running—I pursued and took him—I took this bag from his hand, and took him to the Compter, and waited till the evening—the lady was alarmed, and went home to Berkeley-square till the evening—the bag contained the things stated.
Prisoner. I have been in great distress for three or four weeks—I had been so pushed I did not know what to do to get a bit of bread—my wife and child were very ill, and I was very ill through lowness of living.
GUILTY. Aged 23.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutrix and Jury. believing him to be in distress. — Confined Three Months.
JESSE ROSS . I am going on for nine years of age. I am the daughter of Alexander Ross, who lives in Whitecross-street. I was in Mr. Hyams's shop on the 24th of June, about nine o'clock in the morning—I remember Mary Norwell coming there—I saw a watch there—she went away, and said she would call again in half an hour—she came back with Scott—I saw the watch when they were both there—I saw them go away, and missed the watch directly afterwards—it was in Mr. Hyams's shop.
MICHAEL HAYAMS . I am a cigar maker, and live at No. 155, Whitecross-street. I had a watch and chain on the 24th of June—I left it in the shop on Friday evening, and missed it at one o'clock the next day—Ross was there on the Saturday—it was lying on the counter—I came home rather weary the evening before, and left in on the counter with my coat and cravat—this is my watch and the guard too.
THOMAS JEROME . I live at No. 7, Union-street, and am a pawnbroker. I produce the watch and chain—on Saturday the 24th of June, about eleven o'clock in the morning, two girls came, one of whom was Norwell, the other I cannot identify but I believe it was Scott, they pledged it for twelve shilling.
Scott. You cannot say it was me. Witness. I believe it was you, but I had seen Norwell before.
(The prisoner Norwell received a good character.)
NORWELL— GUILTYRecommended to mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury. .—— Confined One Month.
SCOTT— NOT GUILTY .
1706. THOMAS WAKEMAN and THOMAS WATKINS were indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of June, 1 coat, value 12s.; 1 handkerchief, value 6d.; 1 half-crown, and 3 shillings; the goods and monies of Henry Wilson.
(The prosecutor did not appear.)
NOT GUILTY .
1707. JOHN ROSS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June, 5 shirts, value 15s.; 3 pairs of trowsers, value 15s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 6s.; 3 pairs of socks, value 1s. 6d.; 1 tin box, value 4d.; 1 sovereign, and 1 half-sovereign; the goods and monies of Squire Saywell.(The prosecutor did not appear.)
JAMES NICHOLLS . I am a tailor, and live at No. 25, Princes-street, Drury-lane. On the 4th of July, I had a pair of trowsers hanging in the stop—I saw the prisoner and another looking at the trowsers and a waistcoat that was pinned to them—they looked as if they were going to make a purchase—I was behind the counter—I thought they did not see me—they took them down, and I could see through the wires of the guard that the prisoner was packing them up in his apron—I went round and he walked away—when I got outside he was against my window, and was tucking the things close in his apron—he went off and I ran after him, and said he had got my property—he got six or seven doors off, and then shook them out into a passage—I followed him till he was taken, and the trowsers and waistcoat were brought to my house—these are them.
(The prisoner received a good character.)
GUILTY. Aged 18,—Recommended to mercy by the Jury. Confined Three Months.
HERNY BROOK . I live at No. 43, Praed-street, and am warehouseman to Henry Wileman, of Iron-gate Wharf. On the 5th of July I found the cords of one of my crates had been cut, and I missed these things, out, which the officer has, and which I believe were taken from my crate.
GEORGE COMPTON (police-constable T 153.) At twenty minutes before eleven o'clock I was on duty at Paddington, near the Iron Gate—I met the prisoner with a cap in his hand with these articles in it—I asked what he had—he said, "Some bones"—I said, Let me look" and I found these things in it, it was just by the gate of the wharf, where these things were kept.
Prisoner. I came by them honestly—there was a handkerchief full of them in Champman-street, and I took them up.
GUILTY . Aged 10.— Confined One Month, and Whipped.
WILLIAM GRAHAM . I live at No. 2, Fisher-alley, Whitefriars, and am a boot-maker. At half-past ten o'clock on Saturday night, the 1st of July, the prisoner and another came to my shop—the other tried on some boots—I showed him several pairs, and then he said he would call on Monday morning, and leave his measure for a pair—he left, and the prisoner too—I did not miss a pair that night, but I did on Monday morning—these are them.
Prisoner. You said at the office that I did not come into the shop at all at what time did you see the boots? Witness. About ten o'clock—you stood at the door—I cannot say who took them.
GEORGE JOSEPH FORD . I live at No. 1, No. 1, Field-lane. On Saturday night, at a quarter before eleven o'clock, the prisoner came and offered me these boots for sale for 4s.—I gave him in charge—there was another young man outside the shop—the prisoner and his pal almost killed my shopman in taking them to the watch-house, and the watchman was ill-used as well.
Prisoner. There was no person with me, and he swore before that he gave me in charge at half-past ten o'clock, and now he has altered the time—I paid for the boots.
GUILTY .*— Transported for Seven Years.
1711. EDWARD GIFFORD was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the counting-house of Sarah Druke, on the 21st of February, at St. Thomas-the-Apostle, and stealing therein, 37lbs. 13ozs. weight of bronze-powder, value 70l.; and 1oz. weight of silver-powder, value 10s.; the goods of the said Sarah Druke.
MR. DOANE conducted the Prosecution.
Druke, carries on the business of an oil and colour-manufacturer—I superintend the business—I remember on the 21st of February, when we left the premises, in the evening, every thing was closed all secure, and the door fastened—in the evening, every thing was was broken open, and the premises had been entered—there was 37lbs. 13ozs. of bronze-powder, and some silverpowder gone, worth about 70l.—I had some information, and I called at the house of a person named Edwards—I saw a female there—the powder was the property of Sarah Druke—a person called at my aunt's and brought a deep and a pale sample of bronze—it was my opinion that it was the same we had lost—this was about two months or rather more after February—my aunt is not here—it is not her dwelling-house, it is her counting-house—she house—she resides in the country—the counting-house is No. 6, Towerroyal, St. Thomas-the-Apostle.
WILLIAM ELLIOTT . I live at No. 10, Vincent-street, Old-street. I have known the prisoner little better than a year—he showed me some bronze-powder about two months ago—he told me to get the best price I could for it, without restriction to any house—all my own channels failed, and I went to Barnard's, and sold 22lbs. for 21l.
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You said before the Magistrate it was about six weeks ago? A. Yes; but from the this time I am speaking, there was no concealment whatever on the part of the prisoner—I had the whole run of the trade.
JOHN SMITH . I am a clerk to the prosecutor. I know the handwriting of the late Mr. Druke—I saw one of the packets produced by Mr. Barnard—it had the handwriting of Mr. Druke on it, and was the property of Sarah Druke.
DANIEL FORRESTER . I am the officer. I took the prisoner into custody on the 10th of June, at Type-street—I went with Elliott, who said, "I am detained about the bronze"—I asked the prisoner from whom he had it—he said, "From a man of the name of Smith, a traveller"—he did not know where he lived, but he met him occasionally—I said, "There is some more bronze"—he said, "Yes, I let a man have it—he lives some where in Spitalfields, and I believe in the Tenter-ground."
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. What time had you this conversation? A. About half-past eight o'clock in the evening.
MR. PHILLIPS to WILLIAM ELLIOTT. Q. When were you taken into custody? A. About twelve o'clock that day.
NOT GUILTY .
1712. WILLIAM GRIFFITHS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of January, 2 coats, value 2l. 10s.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 20s.; 1 waistcoat, value 9s.; and 1 shirt, value 1s.; the goods of George Alexander Gaseley.
GEORGE ALEXANDER GASELEY . I am a French polisher, and live at No. 17, Berwick-street, St. James's. The prisoner lodged in a room with me—I left him in bed on the 9th of January, and left the two coats and other things in the room—when I came back, they and the prisoner were gone.
SUSANNAH BRILLARD . I am the wife of an eating-house keeper in Berwick-street. The prisoner lodges with me—I remember his coming down that morning—he brought two coats, a waistcoat, and two pairs of trowsers down with him—he told me he was going to leave them at the workshop of Gaseley—he did not come back.
Prisoner. Q. Did you see these things? A. Yes, in your hands, but not the shirts—you said you should be back in an hour and settle with me, and did not come back any more.
THOMAS MARCHANT (police-constable C 43.) I took the prisoner—he said he was guilty, and if 4l. or 5l. would be of any use to him he would give it him to make it up—he said he was sorry for what he had done, but he was drunk at the time he did it.
Prisoner. I leave it to the mercy of the Court—I have not had time to bring up witnesses—I never was in such a thing in my life.
GUILTY . Aged 28.— Confined Three Months.
WILLIAM BISHOP . The prisoner is my father—he lives at No. 4, George-row, Bunhill-row. On a Tuesday I was out, and my father found me and beat me home—he kicked me about my legs, and when I got home he cut me with a great whip which went right round me—it cut me in the eye, and gave me a black eye—he then chained me down—he drove a staple behind the door, and put the chain in the staple, and chained my legs with two padlocks—this was on Tuesday night, and I was left chained down for twenty-four hours naked—the tightness of the chains hurt my ankles very much—the blood was ready to start—the policeman found me there and took me to the station—I had bread and water while I as confined.
Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. How old are you? A. Going on for thirteen—I have been in the habit of going out and staying out all night—I have never been with any girls—I have been along with thieves, but never stole any thing in my life—I do not know the name of any thieves I have been with—I have not been with any thieves of a night—my mother could do nothing with me—I do not know how many nights I have been out all night—my mother got me a place where I got 3s. 6d. a week—I left my work at ten o'clock and past ten—I have not been locked up at the station.
WILLIAM BRAIN . I was playing, and a little boy came and told Mr. Bishop that he could not find her Billy—that he had left him in Golden-lane—Mr. Bishop went out and found him, and began to tick him in a most dreadful manner—the constable came up and took him a little way, and then let him go, and Mr. Bishop struck him and gave him a cut with the whip.
JOHN M'CRAW . I am an Inspector of Police. I went and found the boy with the chain twisted twice round each leg, and his arms pinioned behind him, and two padlocks on the chain—I asked his father how he came to do such a thing—he said he could do nothing with the boy—his legs were excoriated and the blood starting from them—he was naked all but his shirt—his father said he had left the key up stairs with the landlord, that his wife might not let the boy go.
NOT GUILTY .
OLD COURT.—Friday, July 7th, 1837.
First Jury, before Mr. Recorder.
NOT GUILTY .
NEW COURT.—Friday, July 7th, 1837.
Sixth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.
1715. TIMOTHY HORROGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June, 1 bag, value 6d.; 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; 1 pocket book, value 1s.; 1 purse, value 1s.; 1 pair of spectacles, value 5s.; 1 sovereign, 5 shillings, and 1 order for the payment of and value £100; the goods, monies and property of Elizabeth Mackenzie.
ELIZABETH MACKENZIE . I am seventy-five years of age. On the 3rd of June I got into an omnibus in Piccadilly, about five o'clock—I had a reticule in my hand, containing the property stated in the indictment—I dropped is as I got into the omnibus.
Cross-examined by MR. JONES. Q. Did you purchase any oranges of any one that day? A. No. I did not observe whether there were any other ladies in the omnibus, for I missed my reticule before I turned round to sit down, and got out again directly.
SAMUEL MILLS . I am time-keeper at the White-horse cellar, Piccadilly. It is my duty to watch the omnibusses—on the 3rd of June I observed this old lady get into the omnibus, and while getting in, she dropped her reticule—I observed the prisoner (who I have known six or seven years, or I may say ten) pick up the bag and offer it to the lady—he had an orange basket on his arm—she did not observe him, and when he saw that she did not miss it, he slily concealed it under his basket, crept under the pole of another omnibus, and was gone instantly—I had to order a coach on, and then went and looked after him—I saw the lady immediately after get out of the omnibus and speak to a policeman, and I told her what I had seen—the prisoner was not there on the Monday following, which is the day he is generally there—I found out where he lived and went there, as he did not return—I gave him into custody at the White-horse cellar the following day.
Cross-examined. Q. Are you an officer? A. No. I have not been a witness many times—I was never here before—I was at the Westminster Sessions—that did not occur while I was time-keeper—it is about ten years ago—I have been assistant to a constable—I have not been at all on jobs of this sort while I have been time-keeper—should say it was a brown bag that I saw the prisoner hold up, but I won't swear to the colour—it was not at all like the brown paper bags in which they put up oranges for customers—I should say the lady's bag was made of silk, and the bag he puts oranges into is made of common brown paper—I should say the colour was not similar—she omnibus did not drive off immediately—it remained there I should say five minutes afterwards—this was done momentarily—he was gone immediately—I searched every public-house about and could not find him—he crept under the pole of the omnibus and I lost sight of him, and did not know which way to follow him—I knew him so well that I made sure of seeing him again—I did not know where he lived till I enquired,
but I made sure of his being there on Monday morning—this was on Saturday—when I went to his lodgings on Monday they told me he had been ill at first, and afterwards that he had gone to be shaved—when I took him to did not tell me he had been ill on the Monday—his party told me so, but he did not—he was there as usual on Tuesday—I should say he had been there six years, and if I were to say ten years—I should say he had—he sells oranges, fish, and lemons, and is very well known in the neighbourhood.
MR. JONES called.
ANN DILLON . I live at No. 45, Parker-street, Drury-lane—my husband is a labourer. The prisoner has lodged with me from last Christmas twelvemonths up to the time of his being taken into custody—I remember the Monday after the robbery—he was taken very ill on Saturday evening—he came home between seven and eight o'clock, which was his usual hour of returning—I fetched him six pennyworth of castor oil on Monday morning—he was very ill on Sunday with a pain in the chest—he is a very ailing man—he took the castor oil on Monday morning and staid at home all that day—I remember Mills coming to took after him on the Monday afternoon—I cannot tell at what time—the prisoner had then just gone out—Mills asked it a person named Horrogan lodged there, as he wanted him to go very particularly with him—I told him he was not within, but if he was I thought he would not be able to go with him—I did not know Mills—he did not state who he was—when Horrogan came home I told him a person had been for him, and what he had said—he went out on the Tuesday morning as usual—he is an hones, hard-working man, and has a wife and family.
(The prisoner received a good character.)
GUILTY. Aged 28.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutrix. Confined Three Months.
1716. HENRY WILLIAMS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the warehouse of William Williamson, on the 23rd of March, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 600 watch-guards, value 22l.; 72 cloak-lines, value 5l.; 900 yards of fringe, value 5l.; 600 watch-chains, value 15l.; 72 girdles, value 5l.; 7000 yards of braid, value 7l. 10s.; and 280 yards of lacing, value 13s.; his property.
WILLIAM WILLIAMSON . I am trimming-manufacturer, and live in Gee-Street, St. Luke's. On Good Friday, the 24th of March, in consequence of information, I examined my premises, and found my warehouse broken open, and the property stated gone—this is some of the property I lost on that occasion—(looking at it.)
Cross-examined by MR. JONES. Q. what do you identify? A. One piece of fringe, and a dozen watch-ribands—I have no doubt of them—they are in an unfinished state, and cold not have been sold in that manner—I have a great many persons in my employ.
CHARLES PAUL MATTHEW GRILLIERES . I am a commission-merchant, and live in Ratcliff-gardens, St. Luke's. About April last the prisoner came to me with some watch-guards, chains, and fingers—he said he knew a man who was in difficulties for some money, and if I would sell the goods, he would divide the profits between him and me; that the man wanted to raise the money to pay some bills—I sold half a dozen watch-guards to Mr. Danieli, and some to Mr. Isaacs—he came very often to my house—one Saturday
I met him in St. Martin's-passage with a merchant and a man named Gayton—we went to a public-house, and Gayton offered me five dozen chains like these produced—the prisoner was present at the time—the other man who passed as a manufacturer said the goods were not quite finished, but he said I could take a penknife and make the fringe, and could sell them for 6d. more—I never saw that man before—he was dressed like a respectable man—he said he wanted to raise money to pay some bills, and his workmen—William came to me alone at first—he asked me if I should like to see the merchant or manufacturer, and then he brought this man and Gayton, at least, I met them with him—I paid the merchant for the guards in the public-house—I sold them for 17s., and Williams and I divided the profits.
Cross-examined. Q. Did the merchant tell you what his name was? A. No—Gayton was not the merchant—I understood that Gayton had given the things to Williams to sell for the merchant—it had not been said to me, but that was my conclusion—Gayton afterwards told me that he would have nothing more to do with Williams, for he had laid out 3l. 12s., and Williams had not paid him—I was taken up myself for stealing these things, and my wife too, for a fortnight—I said directly I was taken that I had had the things from Williams—I have lately married Mr. Knott, who kept a lodging-house in Ship-yard, Old Bailey.
COURT. Q. Do you know the name of the public-house in St. Martin's-lane? A. No—it is on the left-hand side—I have bought perhaps 5l. or 6l. worth of property of Williams at different times—I had sixteen or seventeen dozens of watch-gourds at 4s. 6d. per dozen, and twenty-three pieces of fringe, thirty-three yards in a piece—I have tried to find Gayton but cannot.
ISABELLA GRILLIERES . I am the wife of the last witness. I know the prisoner—he painted my house for me, but he is not a painter by trade—he showed me some watch-guards, which he said he had got to sell on commission—I bought one at first for 1s., and three afterwards for 2s.—I also bought a piece of fringe for 4s. 6d.—I gave three of the watch-guards away—two to one person, and one to another; but after I found they were stolen, I got them back again—I was going to put the fringe on my bedfurniture.
Cross-examined. Q. Have you an uncle? A. Yes; his name is Beckett-Gayton is not my uncle—I never saw Gayton but once, and do not think I should know him again—I saw him at a public-house at first, and he came to my house with Williams afterwards, on the Saturday, about the time I bought the watch-guards.
Cross-examined. Q. Did you take a bill and receipt from him? A. Yes; this is it—(producing it)—Grillieres's name was to it at the times—he wrote it in my presence with the exception of the date, which I have put since.
JAQUES MARTIN LAMANDE (through an Interpreter.) I live in King-street, Soho-square. I am a manufacturer of French mattresses—I know Grillieres—I have seen the prisoner at his house—he has brought goods of this description when I have been there—I could not tell what passed between them, as they spoke in English.
JAMES DOUFTY . I am a constable. I was at the station-house when the prisoner was brought in charged by Mr. Knott, now Mr. Grillieres, with selling her stolen property—he said, "What if I did sell it you; where is the guard your uncle has got?"—she said, all persons that had bought stolen property of him would have to come up against him—I do not know who her uncle is.
Cross-examined. Q. Was she herself in custody at that time? A. She was out on bail to answer to this charge.
NOT GUILTY .
1717. WILLIAM HODGES and MARIA HODGES were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June, 1 watch, value 2l. 10s.; 1 watch-chain, value 6d.; 2 watch-keys, value 1s.; and 1 seal, value 2s.; the goods of Thomas Lamb, from his person.
THOMAS LAMB . I live in Little St. Martin-street, Leicester-square, About half-past seven o'clock in the evening of the 17th of June, I met with the male prisoner. who I know before, and went with him to a public-house and drank—we then went to theatre in Little St. James's-street, and proceeded from there towards the Haymarket—we had a pot of beer before we went on, and called in at another public-house, but not to sit down—he asked me to go to his apartment, and I went—the two prisoners live together as man and wife—I do not know whether they are so—I was not drunk—I sat down, and went to sleep on a chair—I had a watch, chain, and seal when I went into their apartment—I awoke about three o'clock next morning, and missed the watch—the prisoners were both in the room on the bed, and dressed—I charged the female with robbing me—she said she never—the male prisoner did not awake—this is my watch—it was about ten o'clock when I went into the house, as never as I can tell.
WILLIAM FUGGLE . I am a boot and shoemaker. On Monday, the 29th of June, a person named Lloyd came to me, I went with him to the Cock and Magpie, Drury-lane, and saw the two prisoners—the male prisoner said he had the ticket of a watch to sell, it was a good deal of money to give for the ticket 15s. for the ticket—I seen—he said, "It is a very good one, and is worth 5l."—I said I should have no hesitation in giving the money, provided it was the watch he described—I asked if he had the ticket with him, and the female produced it in her hand—I went and told Carle, the policeman, and he went and found it upon her.
William Hodges. This person was with me when a friend of his was charged on suspicion of passing a bad half-crown—we were having some beer together, and some words passed between his friend and my wife concerning a watch—I said to her, "Have you got the ticket of a watch there?" and it struck me directly that it was the same watch.
woman's hand, and after a violent struggle took this duplicate from her left hand.
GEORGE HENRY THOMAS. I live with Mr. Wood, in High-street, Bloomsbury. The female prisoner pledged the watch with me—I have the corresponding duplicate to this ticket.
Maria Hodges. I am guilty, but my husband knew nothing about it.
WILLIAM HODGES— GUILTY Aged 27.
MARIA HODGED— GUILTY Aged 32.
Recommended to mercy.
Confined to Six Months.
ELIZABETH CRAWLEY . I am the wife on John Crawley, a live on a second floor, in Monmouth-street. On Saturday afternoon, the 1st of July, I hung several things out of my room door to dry—I saw them safe between six and seven o'clock, and missed a frock and pinafore about eight or nine o'clock—these are them.
GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined One Month.
ESSEX LARCENIES, &c.
Before Mr. Common Sergeant.
MR. PHILLIPS conducted the Prosecution.
JAMES OTHEN . I am a horse-patrol of Ilford. On Monday, the 26th of June, I got some information, and went to Mr. Kebbell's granary—I took some samples of his beans and oats, and have brought them here—I observed marks of oats and beans outside the yard over the fence, and traced them to wall, about a quarter of a mile from the granary—I could only trace them to the fence and the wall, which is about one hundred yards from the prisoner's stable—I then went in search of the prisoner, and apprehended him at Bow—he was openly about his business—I told him I suspected he had some oats in his stable—he said he had about two bushels of oats and a few beans—I went Ilford with him—I could not find the key of his stable, and broke the door open, by his consent—I saw some oats, and asked him where he got them—he said he bought them up the road—I asked of whom—he said he could not tell me them, nor has he tole me since—I asked where the beans were which hie said he had got—he said he supposed his man had given them to his horse—I thrust my stick into a vessel which had chaff in it, and found beans under it, and some oats mixed—I produced them—I compared them with what I took from the granary, and they seemed to correspond—but I do not pretend to swear to them myself—I showed them to Mr. Kebbell.
time, and cannot say what was missing—I had such beans and oats as those produced on my premises—I have compared the two, and I believe them to be mine.
Cross-examined. Q. you speak from comparison of the two samples? A. Yes, they appear of the same description.
Cross-examined. Q. How many servants has the prosecutor? A. Five—we did not toss up which should identify the oats—we drew lots—I did not draw any lot—Mr. Kebbell came to me, and said I must go—I was not very well pleased with the job—I did not draw any lot—the other two drew the lot—there were three of us—we had three straws—the first man is at home who drew the lot—the second man was the one who went to the Magistrate of first—I do not know why he did not come here.
MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did all the men there see the oats? A. Yes, and all identified them—my master fixed on me to come here—I have not the slightest doubt of the oats.
COURT. Q. What was the object of your drawing lots; was there any doubt about your being able to speak to them? A. No, none of us doubted at all about them—the beans were kiln-dried.
MR. CLARKSON called
ANN KNIGHT . I live in Back-street, Great Ilford. I have known the prisoner from a child—he lodged with me—he slept at home on Saturday night, the 24th of June—he was in bed before nine o'clock, he was very ill—he had some medicine in Whitechapel—the doctor ordered him to take a powder, and have gruel and go to bed—he did not get up till nine o'clock next morning—the doctor ordered him to lay twelve hours.
MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Is the doctor here? A. No, he lives in Whitechapel—I have a son and two lodgers at home—at home—I am a widow—my son is twenty-six years old, he is not here—he saw the prisoner that night and my lodgers did also—the prisoner is a poor man.
NOT GUILTY .
(The prisoner was subsequently indicted for receiving the said goods, well knowing them to have been stolen, when the same evidence was given.)
NOT GUILTY .
Before Mr. Recorder.
JAMES OTHEN . I am a horse-patrol of the Division of Barking, in Essex. Between ten and eleven o'clock on Wednesday morning, the 21st of June, I was llford—in consequence of some information I received, I proceeded in the direction of Wanstead, in pursuit of some persons—I overtook them near the George Inn—there were two men and two woman inside a cab, and the prisoner driving—I asked to see what was in the cab—the prisoner told me had got a goose—I ultimately took him into custody—when I pulled the knee-board a way from their knees I perceived the goose, and took it away—I asked the prisoner how he accounted for having the goose—he stated that he bought it at Romford of some man
for a half-a-crown—it was dead—it was goose—I asked if he bought it dead or alive—he said dead—the goose than appeared quite warm—it had no appearance of its having been stuck, but it appeared as if it had been struck.
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You call this a goose? A. Yes, it was a young goose—three parts grown.
WILLIAM HUNT . I live at Britain Pond, at Barking. I recollect on the 21st of June I had occasion to fetch some water for my schoolmaster from a pump at Mr. Reynolds's public-house—I saw the prisoner stop his cab, and get out of it—I saw him stoop down and pick up a goose before he got into the cab—he threw it in—I cannot say whether it was dead or alive—it went in like a dead one—I do not know whether it was dead or alive when he picked it up—there were several goslings running about—he drove off as soon as he got in—there were two males and two females in the cab, besides the prisoner.
Cross-examined. Q. How near were you to the prisoner? A. I cannot say; I saw him plainly—I saw him pick up the goose, and throw it into the cab—they were all running about at the time—he took his whip in his hand—I did not him so any think with it—he seemed as if he was drunk.
STEPHEN WHEALD . I am ten years old, and live at Ilford. On the 21st of June I was fetching some water with William Hunt—I know the Cauliflower public-house—I saw the prisoner get out of a cab there, pick up a goose, and throw it into the cab—I saw his whip in his hand—I did not see him make any use of it—(looking at his deposition)—this is my name in handwriting—it was not read over to me—I do not know what was put down before I signed it.
RICHARD ST. PIEREE . I saw the goose the patrol had—I cannot swear whose it was—it looked very much like the goose that I lost, but I could not swear to it—I had brought it up—my master's name is Peter Reynolds—I missed it on the 21st—the one produced by Othen looked like the one I lost—it was a dark one—I believe it is same.
Cross-examined. Q. There are a great many geese about the common? A. Yes. there are other geese which I call mine, which are not mine—I have so much a-head for rearing them—Mr. Reynolds puts them under my care, and my wife's—no one else—I had fifteen, eight white, and seven coloured—a goose might have stayed away and mixed with mine.
NOT GUILTY .
KENT LARCENIES, &c.
Before Mr. Common Sergeant.
JOHN KINGSFORD . I superintend the business of Thomas Kingsford, a baker at Deptford—he is in partnership with Charles Kingsford. On the 26th of June I saw the prisoner leave the bakehouse, and I suspected he had flour on his person—I had two officers in view—I beckoned to them,
they came and searched him, and found this flour on him, and the bread in his hat—we have been robbed to a considerable extent.
WILLIAM COLLINS . I am a policeman. I searched the prisoner, and found a handkerchief concealed between the waistband of his trowsers and shirt, with about 3lb, 13oz. of flour in it, and half a 2lb. loaf in his hat.
GUILTY. Aged 19.—Recommended to mercy. Confined Three Months.
Before Mr. Common Sergeant.
1722. SARAH THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June, 1 ring, value 8s.; 1 watch, value 2l.; 1 watch chain, value 4d.; 1 seal, value 2d.; 1 watch key, value 1d.; 2 pieces of foreign silver coin value 4d.; and 5 shillings; the goods and monies of John Simson, from his person; and that she had been before convicted of felony.
MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.
JOHN SIMSON . I am an in-door pensioner of Greenwich hospital, and am sixty-five years of age. On Wednesday, the 28th of June, I left the Cricketers with this girl, and went to the house No. 6, Church-court—I believe we had a quartern of gin there—we went up stairs together to a bedroom—I underssed myself and went to bed—she never went to bed with me—I soon fell asleep with my watch in my pocket, my ring on my finger, and five shillings in my pocket—I put my trowsers and cloths down by the side of the bed with my watch in my fob, with a seal and key and two foreign bits of silver to it—after I had been in bed some time, I was aroused by Jane Phillips, it was a little after ten o'clock—she told me I had better go home—I asked her where Sal was, and she said she was gone—I said I had lost my watch and ring, and what money I had in my pocket—she said she did not know any thing about that, she was gone a good while ago—I dressed myself and went home to my own bed—the following night I went in search of Sal, and saw her coming out of the Magazine public-house, between ten and eleven o'clock—I said, "Sal, you have robbed me"—Me robbed you," she says, "I did not see you after you left the Cricketers"—I said, "Sal, you have robbed me of my watch, ring and money,"—I am sure I mentioned the ring—I gave her in charge after she denied it.
Prisoner. At four o'clock on Wednesday, when I went into the Cricketers you were quite tipsy, with another woman, Witness. No, I was in company with no other woman—I did not lic down and go to sleep—I did not go to the Two Brewers, that I remember—I remember going to Phillips's and sending for some liquor, and changing a half-crown—I did not send for another quartern of gin, that I know of—I went to the room to have a nap of sleep—I put nothing under the mattress—I left my watch in my ✗pocket, and the money.
JANE PHILLIPS . I take care of No. 6, Church-court, when my sister is out. On Wednesday evening, the 28th of June, I let a bed to the prosecut or and prisoner—between seven and eight o'clock I got them something to drink—about half an hour after they had been up stairs together, I called to the prisoner to know when she was coming—she said she was coming presently—I left the hand and looked the door—I was absent about a
quarter of an hour, and when I came back the prisoner was gone, she had got out of window—I first called the prisoner, she did not answer—I then went up stairs to try to awake the prosecutor, and could not—I came down and stopped about an hour, and at last went and awoke him—I advised him to go home, and he did—after they were both gone, I found the watch between the mattress and the bed, and when the officer came I gave it him.
Prisoner. Q. After we went up stairs, did he not send for more liquor? A. Yes; you gave me sixpence, and I brought a quartern of gin.
CHARLES WILLIAMS . I carry on business as a pawnbroker in Trafalgarrow. On Thursday morning, the prisoner came to my shop and brought this wedding ring—I advanced 6s. on it—it was pledged in the name of Ann Jones, No. 2, Queen-street—she said it was her own property—between eleven and twelve o'clock Hill and the prosecutor came to my shop, the ring was produced, and the prosecutor claimed it.
Prisoner. I pledged it, but it was given to me by a young man who was going away.
Prisoner. On Wednesday about four o'clock I went into the Cricketers, and my sister-in-law was in company with the prosecutor, who was very much in liquor—I was in company with another young woman, and the prosecutor asked me to have a share of drink—we had six, seven, or eight quarterns of drink, and he laid down and wanted to sleep; then he got up and asked me to let him go to my place—I said I had got none, but I would find one—we went to the Two Brewers and had one quartern of gin, and then went up Church-court and had two quarterns of gin there—I stopped till nearly nine o'clock and tried to awake him but could not, and then I left while he was undressing himself I saw him put something under the bed, nut what it was I do not know—as to the ring it was not his, it was one I had from a young man—I went to bed with the prosecutor, cutor, and there I remained till nearly nine o'clock—Phillips saw me undress myself and go to bed—he had no money to give me but the twopence out of the sixpence that he sent for the gin—a young man gave me the ring to pawn, and I gave him the money as soon as I came out of the shop, except what he chose to give me.
GUILTY of stealing the ring. Aged 20.— Transported for seven Years.
1723. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June, at Woolwich, 1 watch, value 6d.; 1 watch-key, value 2s.; 1 watch-ribbon, value 1d.; and 1 key, value 6d.; the goods of Henry Lewis Sweeting, Esquire, in the dwelling-house of our Lady the Queen—2nd COUNT, stating it to be in the dwelling-house of Sir Joseph Maclean.—3rd COUNT, stating it to be in the dwelling-house of Henry Lewis Sweeting.
HENRY LEWIS SWEETING, ESQ . I am quartered at the barracks at Woolwlich, I had a watch, and key, and ribbon—I saw it last about eleven o'clock on the 28th of June—I missed it about four o'clock in the
evening of the same day—I had left it in the room of the barracks—I cannot say whether the door was locked or unlocked—it was locked when I returned, a little before four o'clock—I afterwards saw it at the house of Lewis Davis, the pawnbroker, on Friday evening, the 30th—the barracks are in the parish of Woolwich—I gave ten guineas or 11l., for my watch—they told me that it was worth about 6l., but I would not say myself that it was—this is my watch.
EDWARD DUNN . I am a gunner and driver in the artillery, and servant to Major Sweeting. I know the prisoner to be the man that came into the quarters wight or ten days before the watch was taken—I saw him there afterwards several times about the barracks—I remember the day the watch was lost—I cannot say that I saw him about on that day.
SOPHIA ARMSTON . I lodge in the house of Benjamin Mepham, No. 23, Rope-yard-place, Woolwich. On Thursday, the 29th of June, about eight o'clock in the evening, I was in the Prince of Wales public-house, Woolwich—the prisoner Jones came there, and gave me some drink—I went home—Jones followed after, and showed me the ticket of a watch pawned for one sovereign at Greenwich—I bought the ticket of him, and gave half a crown for it—I told Mepham to get it out—he brought it to me—this is the watch he brought to me—I took it to Mr. Davis to pawn again—I asked 30s. for it—he said the watch was stolen, and stopped me, and told me I was a prisoner; but knowing me, he allowed me to go and find the prisoner—I went and got the policeman.
BENJAMIN MEPHAM . I am fireman at the Royal Arsenal, and live at No. 23, Rope-yard-place, Armston desired me to go with the ticket—I took it to Williams, the pawnbroker, in Trafalgar-street, and paid 1l. and 4d. for it—I gave her the same watch.
SARAH WOOD WILLIAMS . I am the wife of Charles Williams, of Trafalgar-row, Greenwich. Benjamin Mepham came to me, and got this watch—it was brought to me, on the 28th, by a person, not the prisoner—he said he and his mate were at work, and wanted 1l. for the present emergency, and I lent it him in the name of William Wright, for James Jones—I should say, in trade, it was worth about 4l.,—it is engraved a great deal, which would take a great deal of the value off.
WILLIAM THOMAS CHITTENDEN . I am a Woolwich constable. I took the prisoner, I said it was on suspicion of stealing a watch—he said it was his own property—I did not tell him where it was taken—Armston was with me—she asked if he had not sold her the ticket of the watch—he said he had; and on the road to the watch-house he stated to me that he had bought the ticket.
Prisoner. I purchased the ticket from a man belonging to the artillery—I do not know the person, nor yet the troop he belonged to—I sold the ticket this woman.
GUILTY. of stealing under the value of ✗5. Aged 55.— Transported for Seven Years.
GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined One Year.
SURREY LARCENIES, &c.
Before Mr. Common Serjeant.
HENRY STEEL . I live in East-street, Walworth. In consequence of losing money, on the 22nd of June, I marked 3l. 3s. 6d. in silver, and put it into my caddy about ten o'clock at night—next morning, about half-past eight o'clock, I missed a half-crown and a shilling—the prisoner was my servant—I had lost 1l. 11s. on the Tuesday before, but I had not marked any of that—this money was the first I marked—the caddy was in the back-parlour, next to my shop, which the prisoner would have to clean, shilling which I marked (looking at them)—I am married—my wife was confined at the time, and there was a nurse in the house.
Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Did the prisoner occasionally serve in the shop in your absence? A. No—I used my caddy as a cashbox—I did not keep tea in it.
(The prisoner received a good character.)
GUILTY. Aged 17.—Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor and Jury. — Confined Seven Days.
THOMAS OTLEY . I live in Park-street, Walworth. I took the prisoner into my house from charity—on Sunday night, the 26th of June, I put this money into my cupboard, wrapped in paper—next morning it was gone and the prisoner also—I sent for an officer.
WILLIAM ENOCH HOLDING . I am a policeman. I went after the prisoner and found him—I charged him with stealing this money—he had better tell where the money was—the prisoner then took me to a coalcupboard, and under the coals I found five hull-crowns, seven sixpences, and six shillings—I heard the prisoner make a statement before the Magistrate—that is the Magistrate's writing—(read)—"The prisoner says I took the money out"—I heard him make that statement.
GUILTY . Aged 14.— Confined Three Months; Three Weeks Solitary.
Before Mr. Justice Vaughan.
1727. FRANCES SARAH WINSTANLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June, at St. Saviour's, southwark, 1 cash-box, value 2s.; 75 sovereigns, 30 half-sovereigns, 1 £5 bank-note, 1 bill of exchange for 150, and 1 order for the payment of £28, the goods, monies, and property of Robert Brown, in his dwelling-house; and ALICE WINSTANLEY for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statute, &c.
ROBERT BROWN. I am a baker, and live in Union-street, Borough, in the parish of St. Saviour's. On Saturday, the 17th of June, the prisoner Frances came, between six and seven o'clock, to my house alone, to show my wife some dresses she had made for a lady—she showed them to her in the back parlour, behind the shop—she continued there about half an hour—I was not in the shop when she first came in, but I went into the shop while she was there, and gave my wife a cheque for 28l. which she put into the cash-box in the shop, on the counter, while the prisoner was there—she locked the box, and took it into the parlour where the prisoner was—a few minutes after that, my wife came to me in the shop, and said she must go up and clean herself—she went up stairs, and in a few minutes the prisoner came into the shop to me, and said, "I cannot stop any longer, I must go"—I said "You had better stop till my wife comes down, she will not be many minutes"—she said, "No, I cannot stop I must go;" and she went—I did not observe whether she had any thing with her—I could not see, because she had got a cloak on—the cashbox was eight or ten inches long, and three or four wide—my wife came down about ten minutes after she was gone, but we did not miss the cashbox till between twelve and one o'clock at night, when I went to put the money from the till into the cash-box, and could not find it—I cannot tell what it contained, but I believe there was about 100l. in gold, sovereigns and half-sovereigns, a £5 note, a cheque for £28 on the Borough bank, and a bill of exchange for £50, drawn by me and accepted by Mr. Whitton—I afterwards saw my cash-box in the possession of Hornsby—this is it.
Cross-examined by MR. JONES. Q. How long have you known the prisoners? A. Nine years—the mother has a husband alive—the daughter is a dress-maker—they bore the character of honest, industrious people—I had a very good opinion of the girl—she has even served behind my counter—she is about nineteen years old—I have got the greater part of my money back, or it may be all, I cannot tell exactly.
GEORGE HORNSBY . I am a policeman. I had a warrant on the 19th of June to search the house No. 59, Friar-street, St. George's—the daughter was then in custody—I went between twelve and one o'clock in the day—I found the mother and father there—I told them what I come for—the mother appeared anxious to get out of the front room—I let her go out, and followed her into the back room on the first floor—I saw her go to the cupboard, and doing something in a great hurry at the cupboard, under the sideboard—I immediately went up to her, and asked what she was doing—she became very agitated, and took up a gown, and threw it over a green glass jar—I asked what she was doing there—she turned her back to the place, and endeavoured to keep me away—she was almost in a fainting state—I removed the gown, and, on looking into the glass jar, I found a canvass bag, containing seventy-five sovereigns and half-sovereigns, a £5 Bank of England note, and a banker's cheque for £28—I found nothing further that day—I asked her whose money it was—she said she knew nothing about it—on the following day, before the Magistrate, I beard the younger Prisoner say that the cash-box, with the bill for £50, was in the copper hole at her mother's house—in consequence of that, I went to the house again, and found it where she had stated, with the £50 bill in it.
Cross-examined. Q. Was the husband present all the time? A. Not when I found the money—he was present when I entered the house, but he remained in the font room—I believe he remained in the house the whole
time—I took his wife into custody at the time I found the money—I heard the daughter say at the Office that her mother was innocent of it.
WILLIAM BLANE . I am a policeman. I apprehended the prisoner Frances on the 18th of June, in Friar-street—Mr. Brown brought her out of the house to me, and I took her to the station-house—I then went back and searched the house, but found nothing—the elder prisoner opened the door to me—I told her my business—I saw the green glass jar, but found nothing.
Cross-examined. Q. Did you see the elder prisoner's husband at the house? A. Yes—he was there both times.
(William Wood, No. 9, Bridgehouse-place; John Bradley, general dealer, Duke-street, Westminster-road; Thomas Young, Prince's-place, Great Suffolk-street, Borough; and Eleanor Tudor, Spicer-court, Gravel-lane; deposed to the prisoner's good character.)
FRANCES SARAH WINSTANLEY— GUILTY. Aged 19.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury. . — Transported for Life.
ALICE WINSTALEY— NOT GUILTY .
Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.
1728. WILLIAM WALL was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June, at St. Mary, Newington, 6 spoons, value 20s.; 6 sovereigns, 2 half-sovereigns, 12 half-crowns, and 20 shillings; the goods and monies of Sarah Colson, his mistress, in her dwelling-house.
SARAH COLSON . I am a widow, and live at No. 4, Trafalgar-row, Walworth, in the parish of St. Mary, Newington. I keep a coal-shed, and the prisoner was my errand-by for two years and a half—I gave him 2s. a week, and his ten and supper—on the 14th of June I went out in the morning for about twenty minutes—when I returned the prisoner was standing at the door-post—he went out the back way and absconded—I went up stairs in less than a quarter of an hour, and missed the money stated in the indictment from a drawer in my back room, and six spoons—I received information, and went to No. 4, George-street, with a policeman, and took the prisoner—I had left no one at home but him and a little infant, who was asleep—he had opened the drawer with a knife.
BENJAMIN PAWLEY . On the 12th of June I saw the prisoner sitting on a barrow, at Mr. Colson's house—he said there was a drawer in Mr. Colson's where he could get 9l. or 10l—I had known him about two years.
Prisoner. It is false—I never told him so.
JOHN PUCH . I am a policeman. I found the prisoner wearing a new smoke-frock, a handkerchief, and a hat, but no money was found on him—he was taken on the Sunday night, as this happened on the Wednesday.
GUILTY . Aged 17.— Transported for Life.
1729. JOHN WILLIAM WEST was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July, at St. Mary, Newington, 2 goblets, value 3l. 10s.; 1 mug, value 1l.; 2 spoons, value 10s.; and 1 fork, value 10s.; the goods of Samuel Richard Heseltine, in his dwelling-house.
ELIZABETH CLAYDON . I am in the service of Samuel Richard Heseltine, who lives in Church-street row, in the parish of St. Mary, Newington. On the 1st of July, about twenty minutes after one o'clock, the prisoner, who was a stranger, came and asked if Mr. Heseltine was at home—I said, no—he asked if Miss Heseltine was at home—I said she was not, but I expected them in
five minutes—I asked him into the parlour—I observed the plate was all right on the sideboard—I was cleaning the green-house—the prisoner came to me and said he wished to leave; that he was going to see Mr. Edey, and would call as he came back—I opened the door and let him out—I then went into the parlour, and missed the fork off table, and saw the sideboard looked naked—I looked out, and the prisoner was passing—I went to him, and said I had missed a fork off the table, and he had got it—he said, "I beg your pardon; I did not mean to do so;" and he gave me the fork out of his pocked—I told him I would charge the policeman with him, as he had got more—he said he had not—I took hold of him, and asked a gentleman to take care of him, while I got the policeman—I did so, and saw this property taken from him, which is my master's.
(The prisoner put in a petition for a lenient sentence, in consequence of the property having been restored.)
GUILTY . Aged 23.— Transported for Life.
JOSEPH THORP . I keep a cheesemonger's-shop at East Sheen, in the parish of Mortlake. I keep a Wednesday, at a quarter before ten o'clock, my shop door was opened, and the prisoner came in—I heard a bustle, and saw the cheese fall—I pursued him to the door, and he ran off—the patrol came up—I told him—he pursed him, and brought him back with this cheese in his possession—he is the same person I saw go out of the shop—this is my cheese—it is worth about 9s. I had seen the prisoner about before.
Prisoner's Defence. I did it through distress.
GUILTY . Aged 28.— Transported for Seven Years.
Before Mr. Common Sergeant.
1731. ALFRED POWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June, 92 years of silk, value 7l. 16s.; and 26 yards of linen cloth, value 1l. 16s.; the goods of Edward Hollingdale, his master; and JOHN HENRY NIXON , for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statute, &c.
EDWARD HOLLINGDALE . I am a linen-draper, and live in Parker's row, Dock-head, Bermondsey. The prisoner Powell came to me as shopman on the 2nd of June—he left on Sunday—on the Monday I missed 92 yards of silk, and 26 yards of cloth—I went to No. 1, Kennington-lane, and there saw the prisoner Nixon—while we were searching the premises up stairs, Nixon came and told me some of my property was found—it was Powell's house—on going down I saw the property produced by the officer, who is not here to day, and the property is not here—it was mine—it was black silk—nothing else was found.
Cross-examined by MR. CLARRSON. Q. Was this in the absence of
Powell? A. Yes, it was—I was at Union-hall on this charge—the witness ness May was there—she examined as a witness, and made a statement at the second examination—at the first examination she was treated as a prisoner—I do not know whether she was sworn—we were six or seven times before the Magistrate.
ANN MAY . I live at No. 1, Lamb-passage, Newington-causeway. I was sent for on the 5th of June to wash at Mr. Nixon's—I went there on Tuesday morning—while I was washing Mr. Nixon came running down to me, gave me a paper parcel, and asked me to put it away—I did not know what it was—I asked him where I was to put it—he said, "Any where"—he then ran up stairs again—I took it in my apron to take it up to him to know what to do with it, and the officer took me with it at the door—Mr. Nixon told mw, when it was found on me, not to say he gave it me, as if I did he should get into trouble, and they would do nothing with me; that I should never want; and he would give me 10l—I never went there to work before—I gave that parcel to the officer.
Cross-examined. Q. You were examined before? A. Yes—when the officer took me, I did not know who he was—I said I was going to Nixon's shop, and so I was—I was going out of the side door to the shop, and he said I was going down the lane; but I did not know the way—I had got the parcel in my lap—he asked me what I had got—I told him it was no business of his; but I did not know him.
NOT GUILTY .
EDWARD MITCHELL . I live at No. 12, Gower-street Commercial-road, and am a seaman. On the 24th of June I went to Astley's Theatre—after that, about Westminster-bridge, I met a young man who I believe to be the prisoner by his dross and appearance, but I cannot swear to him—he talked about the theater—I had my hands in my pockets, and my watch in my waistcoat pocket—put his arm into mine, we walked along a few hundred yards, and he said he wanted to go round the corner—I waited a few minutes—he did not make his appearance—I looked round, and saw no one, and proceeded—a short time after that I wanted to see what time it was, and found my watch was gone—there was nothing but the guard left—I had seen the watch not five minutes before the prisoner came up to me—this is the watch I lost—I gave information.
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How was the watch secured? A. By a swivel on the chain—it might easily be removed without my knowing it—I do not know how—his arm was in mine—I had been drinking porter—I have no recollection whether I had been drinking any thing else—I might have drunk ale—I did in the morning—I did not forget it when you first asked me—I did not drink any thing else but ale and porter, that I swear—I cannot say how many public-houses I had been in—I was not in a dozen—I do not know that I was in half a dozen—I cannot tell how much ale or porter I drank or paid for, but I was sober—I was asked at the office whether I was sober that day—I said I was at the time—I said I had man calls every thing grog—I call ale and porter grog—I did not
state that I was groggy—I will not swear I did not drink half a dozen quarts of porter.
WILLIAM STUBBING . I am shopman to Mr. Harding, of York-street, Westminster, a pawnbroker. I produce this watch—the prisoner brought it to me about eight o'clock in the evening, on the 27th of June—I had had a description of it, and detained it.
JOHN WILDS (police-constable B 25.) I was called, and the prisoner and watch were given to me—I asked him how he came by the watch—he said he won it at a raffle at Bermondsey—I asked him where—he said he did not know the place again.
Cross-examined. Q. Did he not tell you something more? A. He said he threw forty-four—I did not forget that—I should have mentioned it—I asked him whether he was tipsy at the time he had been raffling—he said he had had a little drop to drink—I told that to the Magistrate—I mean to swear that—I cannot say whether it was taken down in writing—what I said was read over to me—I firmly believe that was among it—he told me on what he had won it.
NOT GUILTY .
NOT GUILTY .
MESSRS. CLARKSON and HORRY conducted the Prosecution.
ROBERT WILSON . I am a cheesemonger, and live in Regent-street. In May, 1836, I was in possession of the copyright of "Pinnock's Guide to Knowledge"—the prisoner came into my employ at Christmas, 1835, and was there till 1836—he was the publisher of this work—he was engaged by young Mr. Pinnock, who was the editor—I ceased to employ the prisoner at Christmas, 1836—he has since been in my employ for about a month, arranging the work for the purpose of sale—this paper was principally in Charles-street, Covent-garden, and the remainder at a wharf, in Thames-street—the prisoner had the key of it—he had two porters to assist him—we did not agree on any salary, but I said I would satisfy him when it was over, which he said would be in a fortnight or three weeks—he used to send every Saturday night for me to pay the porters, and I was to pay him at the end of the time—I received this note for money—(read)—"17th June, 1837. SIR,—Have the goodness to send by bearer 1l. for the men for the five days this week, and at the same time have the kindness to let me have a trifle on account, and you will much obliger. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, WILLIAM GLAMVILLE."
MR. WILSON re-examined. I had given him authority to dispose of the damaged part—he returned me 5l. 14s. for that—I took the £5 note and left the silver with him for other things—he said he had sold it pretty well—I did not see the prisoner any tome after I received the letter—in consequence of that note I gave the porter the money, and he took it away—I saw within two or three days that the bulk was not so large as it had been—I heard some of it had been sold at two different places in the City.
Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You do not conduct this work? A. No; it was conducted by young Mr. Pinnock—I purchased it of Holdsworth and Ball—Pinnock arranged the whole of it with the prisoner up to Christmas, and then the work stopped—I observed the bulk diminish on the Tuesday after I received this note—I had an account with the prisoner only for waste—Pinnock was the active man up to Christmas—I gave no notice to the prisoner that Pinnock had nothing more to do with him—I do not know the date of any part that was missing—I had seen some that will be produced to-day—no one assisted me in advancing money for this Guide to Knowledge—Pinnock's name is still kept to it.
MR. CLARKSON. Q. There is a work called Pinnock's Guide to Knowledge—you purchased it? A. Yes; and since that there is another work published by young Mr. Pinnock, called "The Guide to Knowledge"—it is quite a different work—Pinnock's Guide ceased at Christmas last—I had a considerable stock of that—I did not authorise the prisoner to sell any part of the stock on the 7th of June—I did not allow him to sell any but the waste—I did not authorise him to sell any to Mr. Soesman, nor to any one else—I had not the least idea that he had sold the work—I engaged the prisoner myself as servant.
WILLIAM HENRY PINNOCK, JUN . In 1835. I was the editor of a work called Pinnock's Guide to Knowledge, of which Robert Wilson had become the proprietor from Christmas 1835—the prisoner was employed as publisher of it till Christmas 1836—it is my belief he knew Mr. Wilson was the proprietor—at Christmas it stopped—after that I published another work, called "The Guide to Knowledge"—Mr. Wilson had nothing to do with that—I never authorised the prisoner to sell any of the work after it stopped—before it stopped he was the mere vendor of it in the shop—he had no authority to sell it in pounds, as waste paper.
Cross-examined. Q. You are the gentleman that engaged the prisoner originally? A. Yes; there was a fixed salary agreed upon—this began in January 1836—the account between us had not mounted up considerably in that year—to my recollection there was not any account in the spring of 1836.—this is the first time I have ever seen this—(looking at an account)—there was an account, but I do not think it commenced so early at this it—was a verbal account—he asked me if his wife might stitch some of the parts—I never told the prisoner when he asked for money on account that he must take some of the surplus or extra numbers and keep the account down—he never told me, and I never knew that in Apirl 1836, he account to me for goods to the amount of 19l. 18s.—I never saw a written account presented by him—he had the keeping of the accounts—he never told me or accounted to me by words for goods to the amount of 19l. 18s.—I never knew that he took goods in lieu of cash—once or twice he took one volume by my permission, not because he asked not get the money, but because he could sell a copy, which was placed to his account—he verbally accounted to me for that—I remember his applying for casts at the end of the year—the account was not larger then—he had had money on account—I did not let him have them—he applied because there was more coming to him, and he was wiling to take that in part liquidation—in January this year, he applied to me for the balance of the account—I did not" him he might cut that account down by selling some numbers—I
said, "Deliver the account," and he did not deliver it—he did tell me what it was, and it is not settled yet—the debt was not larger than 19l.—he always saw me on the business—I paid him his salary—the prisoner does not publish my "Guide" now.
MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you at any time authorise him to sell the work for waste-paper? A. Never—when he asked permission to sell a volume or two, it was as a work—I had nothing to do with the work after Christmas, 1836.
COURT. Q. Have you paid him every thing for the publication he has done for you last year? A. Yes.
ABRAHAM SOESMAN . I am a paper-merchant, and live at No. 228, Hoxton. On the 1st or 2nd June I saw the prisoner in Red Lion court, Fleet-street—he said he had some waste-paper to dispose of—I went into the office of "The Guide"—he had the key of it—he showed me a sample of waste-paper—what he showed me was in sheets—I ultimately purchased on the 7th about 6 1/2 cwt.—I paid him 8l., and have got the receipt—I sold 5 1/4 cwt. to Mr. Bliss, in Barbican, for 10l.—I kept some quires of it at home, which I gave up to the officer after the second transaction—I went to Webber-street, Surrey, on the 7th, where I made the purchase, and the work was there—I was introduced to the parlour, and in the back room was this paper—this was part of the work of 1833, 1834, 1835, and 1836.
JOHN CHIDLEY . I am a bookseller, and sealer in waste-paper. I purchased some paper of Mr. Bliss, at 48s., a cwt., and paid him 12l.—I have got it at home now—the officer had seen it, and brought a sheet away.
WILLIAM SIMONS (police-Sergeant L 3.) I took the prisoner into custody—I have made inquiries about this paper—I have a sample, which I bought form Soesman—I got some of Mr. Chidley—the greater part of it is unstitched—here is one number stitched—I have brought 104lbs. from one, 50lbs. from another, and 1 1/4 cwt. from Mr. Crosby.
MR. WILSON. These are sheets of the work in question, which the prisoner was engaged about.
GUILTY. Aged 25.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor. — Confined One Year.
(There were two other indictments against the prisoner.)
NOT GUILTY .
Before Mr. Recorder.
GUILTY . Aged 63.— Confined Two Years.
1737. JAMES CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April, 1 watch, value 20l.; 5 rings, value 16l.; 2 pairs of ear-rings, value 2l.; 1 brooch 1l.; 1 ladle, value 1l.; 1 fish-slice, value 3s.; 10 spoons, value 4l.; 1 cream-pot, value 2l.; 1 fork, value 10s.; 2 shawls, value 1l.; 6 sovereigns, 1 half-sovereign, and five £5 Bank-notes; the goods, monies, and property of Mary Onion, in her dwelling-house.
MR. PHILLIPS conducted the Prosecution.
MARY ONION . I live in the New-road, Camberwell, in the parish of St. Mary, Lambeth. I was at home eon Sunday evening, the 16th of April—after staking tea about seven o'clock I felt ill, and went to bed about nine o'clock—I had a servant of the name of Ann May—I desired her to put the fires out, and bolted my door—when I got up in the morning I found a trunk that was under the bed drawn out, my table dragged dragged out of the room, and the drawers one over another open—the bedroom door forced open—I went down stairs, and found the table standing in the passage—I missed a watch, six rings, two pairs of ear-rings, a brooch, a ladle, a fish-slice, ten spoons, a cream-pot, a fork, two shawls, 4l. 10s. in gold, and two £5 notes—before I took my tea I was as well as usual—after I had taken it I felt a throbbing and beating in my stomach, and I slept as if I should never awake again—I had no other servant but Ann May—there was nobody else in the house—I have lost to the value of 50l. and upwards—I recollect on the 19th of February, (Sunday morning,) about nine o'clock, when I was at breakfast, the bell rang, and my late servant opened the door, and I saw the prisoner go up stairs—I went up stairs, and found him under the bed—he came down, and I saw him, sown all the flight of stairs—he ran out into the garden, and went over the wall down Bowyer-lane.
Prisoner. I was not near the place, what day of the month wasit you saw me under the bed? Witness. On the 19th of February.
Prisoner. I was out with a fly that day.
RICHARD WALTERS . I am an Inspector of Police. I inspected the prosecutrix's house—it appeared as if some one had been let in—I saw no breaking at all, the locks were all securer, there was a fracture in the back parlour window, but not enough to have been a breaking—I did not know the prisoner before; I looked for him after the robbery, and found him in about a fortnight—I gave him into custody of one of our constables while I went up stairs, and he made his escape—on Saturday last I took him again—I found the things tossed about inside the house.
Prisoner. I had been shut up a fortnight, and he would not tell me what I was charged with, and I did not want to be shut up again. Witness. I told him of this charge, but I took him on another charge—I did not say he was taken for a suit of clothes.
ROBERT ABRAHAM . I am in the employ of Mr. Willis, a meal-man, of South-place, Camberwell. I knew a young woman of the name of Ann May—on the 16th of April I saw her standing at the door of her mistress's house about ten minutes before ten o'clock—I sure of that—I had seen the prisoner go into Onion's house three times before the 16th.
Prisoner. I was acquainted with her, but I had no been in the house, only up to the door. Witness. I saw you go into the house and come out when I have been going to my employ at half-past six o'clock in the morning, and in the evening towards nine o'clock.
ANN CHEESEMAN . I am married, and live at No. 2, James-street, Camberwell-road—I knew a young woman of the name of Ann May—I have seen the prisoner go into Mr. Onion's house a number of times, and as late as ten o'clock—I never saw him go out in my life.
NOT GUILTY .
ADJOURNED TILL MONDAY, AUGUST 14TH. 1837.