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Old Bailey Proceedings, 19th October 1763.

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal-Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 19th, Thursday the 20th, and Friday the 21st of OCTOBER.

In the Third Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. Being the Eighth SESSION in the MAYORALTY of The Right Honourable William Beckford , Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.

NUMBER VIII. for the YEAR 1763.

LONDON:

Printed for and Sold by JOHN RYALL , in Fleet-Street.

[Price Six-pence.]

THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE

King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery, held for the City of LONDON, &c.

BEFORE the Right Honourable WILLIAM BECKFORD , Esquire, Lord Mayor of the City of London; the Right Honourable William Lord Mansfield *, Lord Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe +, Knt. one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; the Honourable Henry Bathurst ||, Esquire, one of the Judges of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; James Eyre ++, Esquire, Recorder; and others of his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

N. B. The *, +, ||, and ++, refer to the Judges before whom the Prisoner was tried. L. London, M. Middlesex.

London Jury.

Peter Bigs ,

William Benning ,

James Marriot ,

John Stevenson ,

Thomas Elliot ,

Josiah Dornford ,

John Colley ,

James Burch ,

Joseph Bell ,

Joseph Stanney ,

William Richards ,

Thomas Howard .

Middlesex Jury.

Richard Mount ,

William Jones ,

Charles Mills ,

John Pierrepoint ,

William Fullingham ,

Henry Cock ,

Henry Houling ,

Thomas Dormer ,

Thomas Noy ,

Blagrave Gregory ,

Thomas Pyke ,

Samuel Wood .

460. (M.) Joseph Barnard was indicted for stealing 2 yards and a quarter of black sattin, val. 16 s. 12 yards and 3 quarters of white sattin, 3 yards and an half of flowered sattin, 23 yards of tabby, and 11 guineas , the property of Henry Probin and Co . Oct. 5 ,

To which he pleaded Guilty . T .

461. (M.) Mary Burch , widow , was indicted for stealing three linnen shirts, value 3 s. one neckcloth, value 1 s. the property of Robert Hughes ; one linnen shirt, value 1 s. the property of Evan Roberts ; three linnen shirts, the property of Samuel Davis ; one linnen shift, one pair of stays, four linnen aprons, 2 yards of linnen cloth, one linnen handkerchief, and one flat iron the property of Edward Evans , Oct. 4 .

To which she pleaded Guilty . T .

462. (L.) Edward Morris was indicted for stealing 21 lb. weight of iron , the property of William Snell and Co . it was laid also to be the property of John Greenwood and Edward Jones Oct. 7 . +

John Greenwood . I am servant to Messrs. William Snell , William Pardon , and John Lang . On the 7th of October a piece of a bar of iron, their property, was taken from the Steel-yard-wharf ; I know nothing of the taking of it.

William Reeves . I am a cooper, I was going to my work in the Steel-yard, I saw the prisoner at the bar about the iron, I watched and saw him come out with a piece of iron under his coat; I told Stubley the watchman of it, we pursued and took the iron from him, this was about half an hour after 2 in the night; we took him before my Lord Mayor, and he was committed. (The even produced in court; deposed to by Mr. Greenwood on the prosecutor's property; that it was Russia iron, called new fable, taken from a quantity of such married in the like manner.)

John Stubley confirmed the account given by Reeves.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence.

Guilty . T .

463. (M.) William Brown was indicted for stealing four pewter plates, val. 2 s. the property of Nathaniel Crowder , Oct. 18 . ++

Nathaniel Crowder . I live in St. Martin's-lane . Yesterday morning about 10 o'clock my family were at breakfast, the prisoner came in, he asked for half a pint of hot, drank it, and called for another; after he had been in the kitchen some time by himself, he went out, my wife took notice of something bulging out under his arm, she called to him, he made no answer; she went and got hold of him, then I went to him, and found these four pewter plates under his waistcoat, they are my property, there are N. C. S. upon them all. He said, he brought them with him; I said, they were my property; then he said, I might do what I would with him.

Prisoner's Defence.

I was going to a cook-shop for some victuals on two plates, and the other two to cover them.

Guilty . T .

464. (M.) William Hall was indicted for stealing one cloth coat, val. 6 s. one hat, val. 1 s. one pair of leather shoes, val. 3 s. one linnen handkerchief, val. 6 d. one pair of stockings, val. 6 d. and one pair of leather breeches, val. 1 s. the property of John Tee ; four ducks, val. 4 s. and two hempen sacks, val. 2 s. the property of Thomas Tipping , October 9 . ++

John Tee . I live servant with Mr. Tipping, at Stanmore ; the things mentioned in the indictment as my property were taken out of the stable last Sunday was se'nnight, I missed them on the Monday morning; I mistrusted the prisoner had taken them, he had worked with my master last summer, he was gone to live with Mr. Harris, at Stanmore, I went to him, and charged him with taking my thing, then he fetched them out of a hay-loft, where he had hid them; then my master went to him, and he delivered him the ducks.

Thomas Tipping . I missed four ducks from a pen, I went and charged the prisoner, he went and brought them from the hay where he had hid them, and delivered them to me.

Prisoner's Defence.

He said, if I would deliver him the ducks, he would forgive me.

Tipping. I said, I would be favourable to him; but I found the things without saying any thing about them.

Guilty . T .

465. (M.) Matthew Kelly was indicted for stealing one India screen, value 20 s. one cloth waistcoat, value 5 s. one pair of worsted breeches, value 3 s. the property of Thomas Moore , Esq . Sept. 21 . +

Sarah Count . Mr. Moore lodges in my house in Three Arrow-court . On the 21st of the last month, betwixt 12 and 1 at night, the prisoner was coming down stairs with a six-leaved India screen of Mr. Moore's, I said, what have you got there? he said, a screen that Mr. Count (my husband) had given him, and he was carrying it up stairs; I said, then carry it up, he did, and set it in the same place it stood before.

Q. Did you know the prisoner before?

S. Count. He used to write for my husband, my husband writes for stationers. After that he was charged with taking a pair of breeches that were missing; he owned he did take them, and sold them near the Seven Dials; I went there and found them; he mentioned his selling the waistcoat at another shop, where Mr. Moore found that. (Produced and deposed to by Mr. Moore.)

Prisoner's Defence.

I depended she would not appear against me, so I have brought no witnesses, thinking I should be acquitted. Pray, Mrs. Count, what is my character?

S. Count. He has worked for my husband about six or seven months, he minded his business some little time, he might have earned 30 s. a week, but he latterly neglected his business, and I was afraid he would bring himself to something bad.

Guilty . T .

466. (M.) Mary, wife of Thomas Dinmore , was indicted for stealing three silver tea-spoons, value 3 s. the property of John Thungar , September 27 . +

John Thungar . I live in Surry-street , and keep the Cheshire Cheese, a public house . On the 27th of September she came to my house and dined and after that had tea, she was left in the room with two men with her; after she was gone three tea-spoons were missing, I followed and found her in a shop; one of the men that were with her is servant to a gentleman in Surry-street, I desired him to go back with her; going along, I was a little behind her, I saw two tea-spoons drop from under her gown, her hand was at her pocket-hole at the time, going a little farther John Penny picked up another, they were my property.

John Penny . Seeing a mob I followed the prisoner, and saw a tea-spoon drop from under her gown, her hand was at her pocket-hole at the time; I suppose she intended to have dropt it on the dead ground, but it happened to fall on a stone, as soon as it fell she took her hand from her pocket. (Produced and deposed to.)

The prisoner said nothing in her defence.

She called Eleanor Bailey , who had known her about 10 years, who deposed, that the prisoner was with her three years, by contract, to learn the art of mantua-making, and had been with her two years besides; that she had behaved well while with her, but had been gone from her about six years, and married from the duke of Norfolk's service, and that her husband is groom of the chamber to the dutchess of Norfolk.

William Clements , a peruke-maker, deposed, that he know her when she lived with Mrs. Bailey, and had heard Mrs. Bailey speak well of her as a good servant.

Acquitted .

467. (M.) George Anderson , otherwise Johnson , was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling house of William Smith , on the 13th of Sept. about 2 in the night, and stealing a silver tea-spoon, val. 3 s. a brass thimble, val. 1 d. and 6 s. in money, the property of John Grinstead , in the dwelling-house of the said William Smith . *

Mary Grinstead . My husband is named John, we lodge in a room in the house of Mr. William Smith , my room is up one pair of stairs; I was in bed, and awaked out of my sleep, I saw the prisoner opening my drawer, I said, Good master, what do you want here? then he went cross the room, and stopped a little, then went out at the casement which then was open; I missed out of the drawer 6 s. in silver, a silver tea-spoon, and a brass thimble.

Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the man you saw in your room?

M. Grinstead. I am; when I saw him in a coach afterwards, not knowing he was going before a Justice, I said, That was the man that robbed me.

Q. What time of the night was this?

M. Grinstead. This was about 2 in the morning; I had a light burning by my bed side, and he came and took it from the bed side.

John Skinner . I am servant to Mr. Pentilow, the keeper of New-prison; the prisoner being taken up, Justice Spinage sent for Mr. Pentilow to fetch him away; I went and found him in the watch-house, I searched him, and found these things upon him. (Producing a Dutch tinder-box, flint and steel.

Prisoner's Defence.

I smoke very much, I make use of the tinder-box to light my pipe; I know nothing of what I am charged with, I never was at the house in my life.

Guilty . Death .

He was a second time indicted for that he, on the 1st of Aug. about the hour of 1 in the night, the dwelling-house of James Warner did break and enter, and stealing one gold watch, val. 20 l. one silver watch, val. 5 l. one reflecting telescope, one gold ring set with diamonds, val. 10 l. one amathist gold ring set with diamonds, val. 3 l. four mourning gold rings, val. 40 s. one pair of ear-rings set with diamonds and rose stones, val. 10 l. two pair of silver shoe-buckles, one pair of silver knee-buckles, one silver stock-buckle, and 40 s. in money numbered, the property of John Hardy , in the dwelling-house of James Warner . *

Barbara Hardy . I lodge at Stoke Newington , at the house of Mr. Warner. I awaked on the 1st of Aug about 6 in the morning, and found my window open, and the things mentioned in the indictment were gone out of my buroe that stood by the window.

Q. Was the buroe locked over night?

B. Hardy. It was.

Q. Was your window fast?

B. Hardy. I cannot answer for that, I know it was down.

Mr. Dyley. I am a jeweller and goldsmith, I had a pair of diamond ear-rings brought to me by the prisoner at the bar, I suspected the man, and stopped and advertised them, here they be. ( Producing a pair.)

Prosecutrix. These are my property which were taken away that night; I found nothing else.

Prisoner's Defence.

I brought these ear-rings from the Havanna, I got them that night we took Graunamacoe.

Q. to the Prosecutrix. What time did you go to bed that night?

B. Hardy. I went to bed about 10, and to sleep about 12, and did not awake till about 6.

Guilty . Death .

There were two other indictments against him.

468, 469, 470. (M.) Patrick OHarra , John Barret , and Michael Kenedy were indicted for that they, on the king's highway, on Caspar Stoupson did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and taking from his person one silver watch, val 3 l. one silver seal, val. 1 s. one brass key, val. 1 d. one steel hook, val. 1 d. a pair of silver shoe-buckles, val. 6 s. one hat, val. 5 s. one peruke, val. 5 s. and 1 s. in money, his property , Sept. 26 . *

Caspar Stoupson . I know OHarra, Barret, and the evidence. I had an order from my master to go and hire a man, I went, and coming home again there came four men, Folliott came upon me with a knife, and OHarra and Barret stood on my right side and took my watch and buckles, they amongst them took a shilling in money, and my hat and wig, one of them ran after the man that I had hired.

Q. from OHarra. Did you ever see me before?

Stoupson. No, never before that time.

Q. from OHarra. Then how came you by my nane?

Stoupson. That I heard before the Justice.

Barret. I am guilty of the crime, but neither, of these men (meaning his fellow prisoners) and, the evidence stopped him, and I robbed him, and I threw myself upon the mercy of the court

John Folliott . On the 26th of Sept. last I came from Deptford in the evening, at Saltpetre-bank I met OHarra and Kenedy, OHarra said, What chear? I said, Brave and hearty; said he, will you take a cruise? With all my heart, said I; they took me to a house on Saltpetre-bank, then we went through an alley in company with one Swinney, OHarra asked him to come with us, he is about 17 years of age, coming through a narrow passage towards Wellclose-Square, OHarra stopped a man, the man cried out, they knocked his hat off, and took it up, he making a noise we got off immediately, and went to the New Road; there was a man on horseback, I took him to be a bricklayer's labourer, OHarra and Kenedy pulled their knives out, and said, if he made any noise they would cut his throat; there was a gentleman coming along, the man on horseback called out, These men have robbed me; OHarra and Kenedy left the man on horseback, and came to Mr. Pitfield, and stopped him, and demanded his money, and while they were searching his pockets I took his watch, and left them; after that Kenedy came up, and said, Here is 2 s. which is all I have got; I said, I had his watch. OHarra came after me to a field towards Stepney, and pulled out a barber's hone, and some halfpence, and said, that was all he had got; then we went and drank in East Smithfield, from thence we went towards Saltpetre-bank, where we met another man; then OHarra and Kenedy brought Nonorkan, there were five of us then together; we went to the New Road, the first man that came past was the prosecutor, and another man with him, Barret ran up to him, and stopped him, I took his watch and buckles, Kenedy took his hat and wig, he gave me the wig, and the hat to Barret; another man coming past Barret immediately stopped him, and demanded his money with his knife drawn.

Q. What side was OHarra on to the prosecutor at the time you took the things?

Folliott. I believe he was the man that ran after the man that ran away.

Q. from Kenedy. How long have you known me?

Folliott. I never saw Kenedy before that evening, I have seen OHarra many times before, and drank with him after he was tried here last sessions.

Barret. I went with Folliott, he said he was going to raffle for a watch; we stopped two men on the New Road, Folliott gave me the hat; I cannot say that I ever saw the other two prisoners in my life, and this is the first crime that ever I committed.

Q. to the Prosecutor. Are you certain O'Harra was one of them?

Prosecutor. I am certain he was.

James Grief . I am turnkey to the Tower goal, the prosecutor came to our house the morning after the robbery, and told us he had lost his watch and buckles; in came a sailor and said, he had seen the watch, wig and buckles; he went out and soon returned and said, the man that had them was fast asleep; we went and took him, it was Folliott, he had the wig on, which the prosecutor swore to, I found the hook in his pocket, (producing it) he named Barret and O'Harra being with him, they were both at our door just before, but were gone away.

Q. Did he say any thing of Kenedy?

Grief. No, he did not then, but he did before the Bench of Justices, and two more that are not taken. When Barret was taken, he had the hat on, and the prosecutor swore to it. When we had got O'Harra, he said, Let me go along and be evidence, and by the Holy Ghost, I'll tuck them. Kenedy was desired to be evidence, he would not, and when he found the other was admitted, then he cry'd, and owned to the robbery.

Thomas Gordon . On the Monday night this robbery was committed, I was coming home, I heard a noise and was told, a man had been robbed; I went down and found Caen, he was put in my charge. The next morning the prosecutor came and said, he was none of the men; the next morning came a sailor and said, he believed he knew the men that did the robbery; I was at the taking the evidence, when he was asleep. After that we heard O'Harra and Barret went by the Tower-goal, we went into Muckle Roy's house, there we took them, the hat was found on Barret. On the Thursday following they were ordered to be re-examined, I said to Kenedy when at the Coach and Horses, White-chapel, you seem to be a young man, make yourself an evidence; he denied knowing any thing of the matter, Then Folliott came down, and we were ordered up; when Kenedy found Folliott was admitted evidence he cried, and said something to the men, what it was I

Barret's Defence.

I have nothing to say; I am guilty of the robbery, the others are not.

O'Harra's Defence.

I never was along with Folliot in my life.

Kenedy's Defence.

I am a stranger in town, I have not been long paid off his Majesty's ship at Chatham, I spent most part of my money there, and when I came up to town, I worked upon the river for honest bread; I know nothing about the affair than the child unborn, the evidence brings me in to save his own life; we are all sailors.

All three Guilty . Death .

See O'Harra tried No. 452 in the last Session's Paper, for robbing Abraham Green on the highway.

There was another indictment against O'Harra and Kenedy for robbing Mr. Pitfield.

471. (M.) John Corbett was indicted for stealing two pair of leather breeches, value 30 s. the property of Thomas Jones , Sept. 21 . *

Thomas Jones . The prisoner was my journeyman ; I went into the country, and when I came back again, I missed two pair of breeches; I found the prisoner had been left by himself; I took him before Justice Cox, there he confessed he sold one pair to a Jew in Westminster, and another pair, which were new, to a person in Monmouth-street.

Guilty . T .

472. (M.) Samuel Rossiter was indicted for stealing one silver punch-ladle, value 2 s. one table-spoon, value 3 s. one silver pap-spoon, val. 2 s. one pair of silver tea-tongs, value 5 s. the property of William Shepherd , Oct. 2 . *

William Shepherd . I was a patient in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, a person came and let me know I had been robbed, I went and found the prisoner in custody, and the things said to be found upon him, my property.

James Bird . I was sent for about three weeks ago to take charge of the prisoner; the prosecutor's wife was sent for, she was asked, if she knew anything of a punch-label? She looked at it, and said it was her property; he was taken backwards, and there he pulled out the other things mentioned in the indictment, and delivered them to Mrs. Shepherd, and said he did take them.

Sarah Shepherd . The prisoner lay in a room of mine, where these things were in a buffet in the room. The prisoner went out in the morning, and I, having been gone out afterwards, was sent for between 5 and 6 in the afternoon, and was told, the prisoner had offered a punch-ladle to sale, I knew it to be my property, asked him, if he took away any of the other things from the buffet? then he went into a back room and took out the other things mentioned in the indictment, and delivered them to me.

Prisoner's Defence.

I found these things in a piece of brown paper on the stairs.

He called five people to his character, who said they never knew any ill of him before.

Guilty . T .

473. (M.) Patrick Caen was indicted for that he, with a certain knife, on William McDowell did make an assault with intent the money of the said William to steal , Sept. 26 . *

William McDowell . I was coming from Wellclose-squary on the 26th of September, in the evening, three men and a woman stood in the Square which I passed; after that three men came after me pretty fast, I was then pretty near the top of the passage, one of them came before me and got hold of my right arm, the second laid hold of my left, and the third, which was the prisoner, had a knife in his hand, saying, if I spoke a word, I was a dead man. I seeing the knife, called out murder. The prisoner cut at me, I held up my hand to save my neck, and he cut my thumb. The man at my right hand felt for the watch, but I not having a string to it, saved it. There were two women looked out at a window, and called out to the person that took the prisoner, and said, that was the man, directing him to the prisoner.

Richard Linstead . I was coming home between 8 and 9 o'clock that night, as I was near Justice Pell's door, I heard murder cry'd, upon hearing it a second time I ran very hard, as I got by the posts the prisoner past me, two women over my head from a window said, that is the man that has past you; he was walking alone, I said, what have you been doing? he answered nothing at all; the women said, they believed he had murdered a man; as soon as the prosecutor saw him he said, that is the man that held a knife to my throat.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence.

Guilty . T .

474. (M.) George Kelly was indicted, for that he, on the 8th of October , about the hour of 10 in the night, the dwelling-house of Robert Sinclair did break and enter, and stealing one silver watch, value 4 l. one silver seal, value 6 d. six linnen shirts, value 36 s. three half guineas, four quarter guineas, and 26 s. in money numbered, the property of the said Robert, in his dwelling-house . *

Robert Sinclair . On the 8th of October I had been out, and going home as the watch was going eleven, having nobody in the house but myself, I went to bed, and the next morning, going to look for a shirt, found the money and things mentioned were gone; I found a pane of glass out and the casement open, I suspected the prisoner and took him before the Justice, he began to beg my pardon; the Justice asked him what he had done with the money; he said he bought a blue surtoute coat that morning with part of it: I found my shirts in his lodgings afterwards.

Q. Where were the things when you went out?

Sinclair. My money was in a little till in a chest in my bed-chamber, and my watch hanging up by my bed-side, and my shirts were lying dirty in a basket.

Richard Brown . I am headborough, I took the watch out of the inside of the prisoner's breeches before the Justice, he delivered up to me two quarter guineas which he had left with his landlady; I examined him in a public-house, he said he would give a bond to make the deficiency of what was lost, and he would work it out; Mr. Sinclair declared he would not be concerned with him upon any score. (He produced the shirts and watch deposed to by the prosecutor.

John George . The prisoner lodged at my house, on Saturday night he brought half a dozen shirts to wash.

Q. How near do you live to the prosecutor?

George. Not above 40 poles; on the Sunday they came with a search-warrant, the shirts appear'd to be Mr. Sinclair's property, with the initial letters of his name upon them.

Prisoner's Defence.

I was coming home at half an hour after 8 from Shoreditch turnpike, there was a man standing with a bundle in his hand, I asked him what he was standing looking about for, he said I want to speak with you, I am in distress and have something to sell, and if you'll buy them I'll sell them cheap: I said I wanted no such thing; I said, if I had them I would go to a public-house; he would not, then I said you have not come honestly by them: He asked a guinea and half for the six shirts, I gave him 24 s. that was 4 s. a-piece; after that he asked me if I would buy a watch; I said I never wear any; he said he bought it since he came from sea, and had no money left; he asked me two guineas and a half, I offer'd him two guineas and went away, he follow'd me and gave it me, and I gave him two guineas; I immediately went in at the White-hart, then it was 5 minutes after 10, then I went home to my own lodging, I was so drunk I was hardly capable of walking.

Guilty . Death .

475. (M) Charles Brown , otherwise Woodward, otherwise Evans, otherwise Saunders, otherwise Tufnail, otherwise Dougan , was indicted for stealing 12 yards of minionet lace, value 7 l. the property of Christopher Dixon , in the shop of the said Christopher , Sept. 28 . ++

Ann Dixon . I am wife to Christopher Dixon , we live in Bread-street, Golden-square , I keep a millener's shop ; the prisoner came, on Tuesday the 27th of September in the evening, and ask'd me if I had any minionet ruffles; I took him for a gentleman, I said I had none ready done, because every gentleman are not of one measure; then he said, have you any minionet lace; I took down a box, it happen'd to be blond lace, then I took down the right, but I had not a great deal by me; he tost one piece and another about, saying this is not fine enough; he said he wanted for three or four pair of ruffles; he clapt his hand to his head, I said, Sir, are you not well? He said, not very well: He had been telling me of his buying ruffles in Jamaica, I said, perhaps, Sir, this country air does not agree with you, perhaps you will not go back again; he said he had a ship there; then he said he would come again on the morrow and bring a lady with him, then I sent to a merchant and got 12 pieces, he came, I shew'd him them, he talk'd of some lace for a cravat, I sent the maid out for some, in the mean time he went away: In looking over the lace, the only piece that struck my eye as a genteel thing was missing.

Q. Did you see him take any?

A. Dixon. No, I did not. I advertised it to be brought to a friend's house. Miss Day brought a piece of it, to ask my opinion of it, on the Sunday morning, I lost it the Wednesday before.

Q. Is she here?

A. Dixon. She is not.

Frank Rotchford . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Russel-court. Ann Davis brought one piece, and Maria Rogers another, of minionet lace, I took them in pledge, one on the 28th of September, and the other the 29th.

Maria Rogers . I live in Strand lane in the Strand. This day three weeks, about 3 or 4 o'clock, the prisoner gave me a piece of lace and desired me to pawn it, which I did to Mr. Rotchford.

Q. Did you know the prisoner before?

M. Rogers. No, I never saw him before.

Ann Davis . I live in Strand-lane; the prisoner came in there and said, do you live here, my dear? I said, yes; said he, can I dine here with you? I said, yes; this was about 1 o'clock this day three weeks; he wanted me to go and pawn this lace, after the other was gone, I went and pawned it for half a guinea.

Prisoner. I had been in company with both these ladies I confess.

James Hunt . Mrs. Dixon applied to where I live to have the lace advertised, to be brought to our house, after that Mr. Rotchford brought it, then he and I went to Sir John Fielding and got warrants, and took the two women that pawned the lace. When I was in Ann Davis 's room, she took two duplicates out of a chest of drawers, which is what the pawnbrokers deliver to persons that pledge goods, by which means we found another piece of lace pawned on Ludgate-hill.

James Brooks . I took in 2 yards and an half of lace of Ann Davis , I live in the Strand, on the 28th of Sept. about 2 o'clock.

Q. to A. Davis. How many pieces did you pawn for the prisoner?

A. Davis. I pawned three in the whole; I pawned that on Ludgate-hill.

Margaret Harper . I am servant to Mrs. Dixon. On Tuesday in the afternoon I was in the Parlour when the prisoner came to our shop, and I was there on Wednesday when he came again, he had not been gone above 10 minutes before we missed a piece of lace.

Q to A. Dixon. What time of the day did you miss the lace?

A. Dixon. I missed it on the Wednesday about 1 o'clock.

Q. How much was there of it?

A. Dixon. There was 12 yards of it. (The pieces of lace produced and measured, it wanted five inches in length.)

Prisoner's Defence.

I know nothing of what they lay to my charge, I gave the women no lace to pawn. I am a great way from home, the nearest friend I have is in Bristol, I have no body to speak for me; I have a brother, was he here there is no difference in us than the cloaths, we are so much alike.

Guilty . Death .

There were two other indictments against him.

476. (L.) John Dean was indicted for assuming the name and character of Thomas Bond . with intent to receive his wages due to him for service done on board his Majesty's ship the Tyger , Sept. 17 . ++

James Habbord , Esq; I am principle clerk to the treasurer of the navy; there is wages due to Thomas Bond for 95 months and 3 weeks; on the 17th of last month the prisoner came in the name of, and as Thomas Bond , of the ship Tyger: We asked him his name, he said it was Thomas Bond , and answered all the questions we usually ask, as how long he had served on board, when entered, who was mustered before him, and the like, very exactly.

Q. How came you to know he was not the person?

Hubbord. I had a note sent me in the morning, that such a person would apply for the wages of Thomas Bond , and that his right name was John Dean , that put us upon our guard; then that ship was call'd next, in order to detect him, a constable was sent for and he was apprehended immediately; he was asked if he knew one John Dean , he said, yes, there was one John Dean on board, and I think he said he had a lame thumb; he was told his name was John Dean , he did not deny it, but said he came to receive the wages of Thomas Bond by letter of attorney, and felt in his pocket but produced none, then he said he had left it behind him.

Prisoner. I left the power of attorney on board the Elizabeth, that I had of Thomas Bond three days before he died, I ran away from her at Madrass.

Hubbord. John Dean , that served on board the Tyger, which appeared to be the prisoner, was discharged the same day Bond was, and his wages is now due to him.

George Wilson . The prisoner applied to me to sell some wages due to him on board the Drake Indiaman . I bought it of him; after that he apply'd to me to see if I could get his money for the Tyger; when he went into the office he went in the name of Thomas Bond ; I took him into a house in Broad-street, and asked him the meaning of his changing his name to Bond, he said he had ran away from the man of war, fearing to be whipp'd from ship to ship, on which account he alter'd his name: I gave him all the advice I could, and said it would be great danger to him if it was not true; I found one of the men that was in the Tyger with him, he knew him to be John Dean , he is here.

Q. When he told you his name was Bond, did he tell you what he intended to do?

Wilson. No, not a word, he said his name was Thomas Bond , and there was a great deal of money due to him, about seven years wages.

Hugh Carr . I did belong to the Tyger man of war seven years and odd months.

Q. Do you know the prisoner?

Carr. Yes, he did belong to the Tyger.

Q. What name did he go by on board?

Carr. He went by the name of John Dean ; he was not there above half the time or quite so much as I was on board.

Q. Did he go by any other name than that of John Dean ?

Carr. No, he did not.

Q. Did you know Thomas Bond on board?

Carr. I did very well, he went out of England in the Tyger.

Q. Did he serve on board the time John Dean did?

Carr. He did.

Q. Where is he now?

Carr. I think he is now in India.

Prisoner's Defence.

I sold Mr. Wilson my Indiaman's wages; he told me I might get the man of war's money very easily; he offered me an hundred guineas, I would not comply to it, for all that was due both in my own name and that of Thomas Bond ; after he found I would not comply, he told me, if I went after it, I should get myself into trouble. The day after I went to Broad-street, in order to receive it, Mr. Wilson came there and swore, I was taking money in another man's name, and I was immediately apprehended; I told him, I had a power of attorney, and when I came from on board at Madrass, I left it on board.

Q. to Wilson. Did he mention his having a power of attorney from Thomas Bond ?

Wilson. No, he did not to me, neither did he converse with me about wages.

Guilty . Death .

477. (L.) Edward Jourdan was indicted for stealing 8 lb. weight of sugar, value 2 s. the property of persons unknown, Oct. 3 . ++

Acquitted .

478. (L.) Richard Brooks was indicted for stealing 14 lb. weight of sugar, value 3 s. 6 d. the property of persons unknown, Oct. 3 . ++

James Taylor . On the 3d of October I was at work on Ralph's Key , William Cramp came and told me, the prisoner was come out of our warehouse loaded with sugar, I saw him walking up the gateway with his coat taken off his back and wrapt up with a bundle in it under his arm, I went and took him in Thames-street and brought him down the Key, and found 15 lb. and an half of sugar, apron and all; he walked very well up, when I brought him down again, he seemed to be in liquor.

Q. Had he been at work with you?

Taylor. No, he had not that day; he occasionally had worked there.

William Cramp confirmed the account he had given.

Guilty . T .

479. (L.) Alexander Ross was indicted for stealing 6 lb. weight of potash, value 2 s. the property of persons unknown, Oct. 7 . ++

John Andrews . There was some potash left under my care upon the Key, I am a porter employed by masters of vessels to take care of what is landed from their vessels, and send them home to the merchants houses. On the 7th of this instant, between 8 and 9 in the morning, I saw the prisoner very busy, and detected him with his two pockets full of potash to the amount of 12 lb. there was a hogshead of potash open, and upon examining it found betwixt 2 and 300 weight out of it.

Prisoner's Defence.

A young man was taking some, and said it was good to wash dirty aprons in, so I being in liquor, took some, I did not know what it was good for.

For the Prisoner.

Thomas Elmore . I was on board with the prisoner in the Bedford, a 60 gun ship, he behaved well on board, he was discharged just before last Christmas.

Guilty . T .

480. (L.) Benjamin Calvot was indicted for stealing one linnen handkerchief, val. 10 d. the property of Hardwick Constantine , October 10 . +

Acquitted .

481. (L.) George Pawley was indicted for stealing one linnen handkerchief, val. 10 d. the property of John Highfield , October 4 . +

John Highfield . About 5 in the afternoon, on the 4th of October, I was coming from Somerset coffee-house into the city, about five yards on this side Temple bar I felt a sort of a snatch at my pocket, I turned round, and laid hold of the prisoner's collar, (I had passed by him about three yards) and said I believed he had got something more than his own, and took him up against a door about a yard farther; I called my acquaintance back, and at the same time the prisoner dropped my handkerchief behind him. I took the prisoner, by mistake, to the Rotation-office, in Litchfield-street, before Justice Cox, and others, not knowing the fact was done in the city of London.

Prisoner's Defence.

As I found the handkerchief I thought it was my property, I was very much flurried when he laid hold on me, and the mob gathered round me, so I took and flung the handkerchief away.

Guilty . T .

482. (M.) William Bobington was indicted for stealing six cart loads of dung, val. 4 s. the property of Thomas Bond , July 15 . +

Acquitted .

483. (M.) Joseph Stride was indicted for stealing six silver tea-spoons, val. 6 s. one pair of silver tea-tongs, val. 2 s. one shagreen case, val. 6 d. and two silver table spoons, val. 8 s. the property of Sarah Battey , spinster ; two pieces of silk containing two yards, val. 8 s. one silk gown, val. 5 s. one silver snuff-box, val. 5 s. two sheets, val. 6 s. one silver table spoon, val. 3 s. and five linnen shifts, val. 20 s. the property of Ann Clark , widow ; one silk cardinal, val. 5 s. the property of Susanna Fethergee , widow ; one solitaire cross set with diamonds and green stones, ten silk mantles, eleven linnen table-cloths, eleven linnen napkins, two linnen pillowbiers, a cloth coat laced with gold, a cloath coat, a cloth waistcoat, two diamond lockets, and three gold rings, the property of the honourable Henry Fane , Esq. in the dwelling-house of the said Henry Fane , Esq . June 23 . +

Ann Clark . I am house-keeper to Mr. Fane, in Shakespear-street , the things mentioned in the indictment were lost when I was out of town

William Warrey . I live with Mr. Spencer, a pawnbroker, an old-cloaths-man, name Patrick Keney , brought two table-cloths and two napkins to me, he told me he bought them of a lady, he agreed to go along with me to that lady; I sent for a constable, then he desired I would send for a friend of his, after that they both acknowledged he bought them of a man he did not know, and after that he brought the prisoner at the bar to me, and said he bought them of him.

Q. Is that old cloaths-man here?

Warren. No, he is not. The prisoner confessed to me that they were his, and he sold them to the old cloaths-man. (Produced in court and deposed to by A. Clark, as the property of Mr. Fane.)

David Rice . I was present at the searching the prisoner's lodgings, there were a couple of pocket flaps to a coat, which I made for Mr. Fane; the prisoner's master was with us, he is a carpenter. (A trunk produced in court) This is the prisoner's trunk, there were taken out of it two table cloths, two snuff-boxes, six napkins, two pocket flaps; a table-cloth, a sheet, a key with Mr. Fane's name on it, a pocket-book, an apron, and a piece of a gown. And a parcel of linnen, which were found in a cockloft next door to Mr. Fane's house, where the prisoner had been at work. (Deposed to by A. Clark, mentioning the respective owners)

John Conyers . I am servant to a pawnbroker in Germain-street, St. Giles's, I took in five shifts of the prisoner at the bar on the 10th of Sept. (Produced and deposed to by A. Clark as her own property, and that they were left in Mr. Fane's house when the family went out of town).

Dennis Jacob . I keep a silversmith's shop, I remember the prisoner's coming to my shop two or three times with spoons, and some gold lace, what he brought I bought of him, I have meited them down, and disposed of them since.

Q. Where there any crest or arms on the spoons, or any mark on them?

Jacob. There was not.

Q. Are you sure there was no crest or arms?

Jacob. I am sure there was not.

Q. Nor no mark?

Jacob. No, not as I know of.

Q. Was the lace burnt or unburnt?

Jacob. It was unburnt.

Q. When did he bring them?

Jacob. I cannot tell the days.

Q. Did you know the prisoner before

Jacob. I never did, he seemed to be the owner of the things.

Q. Where do you live?

Jacob. I live at Charing-cross.

Q. to A. Clark. How were your master's spoons marked?

A. Clark. They had a crest on them, mine was marked A. C.

Prisoner. I sold three gold rings to Jacob.

Jacob. I cannot recollect that.

Q. What did you give him per ounce?

Jacob. I remember giving him 5 s. and 3 d. an ounce.

William Covey . The prisoner brought a pair of sheets, and a table spoon to pawn with me, at the corner of Coventry-court, the spoons and sheets have A. C. upon it, he told me the sheets were his mother's. ( Produced in court and deposed to by A. Clark as her own property.)

Thomas Harper . I had five search-warrants, and found all these goods produced here at Mr. Horton's, the corner of Coventry-court; I found a shagreen case, a solitaire cross, a silver spoon, a pair of silver tea-tongs, a gown, a cardinal, two table-cloaths, three napkins, a pillowbier, and a mantle. (Produced in court)

A. Clark. The solitaire cross, and a christening mantle is my master's, the spoons are the property of Sarah Bailey , she has lived with Mr. Fane some years, and the other things are the property of Susanna Fethergee .

David Rice . I heard the prisoner say, before the Justice, that he went to Mr. Fane's house himself, when he was at work at the next door, and took them out at the garret window, and that they were Mr. Fane's goods.

Prisoner's Defence.

I owned I pawned some and sold some, but not that I took them out of the house; no body could say I took them out of the house, for no body could see me; I am sure I found them on the flat at the next door.

To his Character.

Mr. Pinkney. The prisoner was apprentice to my father, who is dead, he now serves me, he wants thirteen months to be out of his time.

Q. How old is he?

Pinkney. He is something more than twenty years of age.

Q. What is his general character?

Pinkney. His general character was, he was esteemed a very honest man, I know no dishonesty by him before this fact.

Guilty . Death .

484. (M) Susanna, wife of William Tully , was indicted for stealing one looking-glass in a Japan frame, value 3 s. one copper pot, value 2 s. one brass pot, val. 2 s. one pair of linnen sheets, value 3 s. two blankets, value 4 s. one bolster, value 1 s. one iron poker, value 1 s. one pair of iron tongs, value 1 s. the property of William Chaplin , the same being in a certain lodging-room let by contract , &c. Oct. 15 . ||

Mary Chaplin . The prisoner lodged at my house before I married my husband, I let her the lodging, she will have been in the lodging fourteen months the 28th of this instant; she came as a married woman, her husband is in the merchants service at sea, she had a parlour ready-furnished. Last Monday I missed the things mentioned. (Mentioning them by name.) She was taken up on the Saturday before on another account, she had the key of her lodging, my husband went to her in the Round-house and got it, we went into her room and missed the things.

Prisoner. I own I pledged the things, Mrs. Chaplin knew of part of them being pawned six months before.

M. Chaplin. I never knew till Monday morning only of the copper pot, that I believe she had pawned about a month before, she said she would bring it again.

Jos. Packer. I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner pawned a pair of sheets and a brass pottage-pot at our house, the sheets last December, and the pot last April. (Produced and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)

Q. How long have you been married?

M. Chaplin. I have been married four months the 26th of this instant.

Court. Then these could not be the property of your husband when they were stolen.

John Swinton . The prisoner pawned a small pottage-pot, a pair of tongs and poker, with me.

Q. When?

Swinton. Not above a fortnight ago. (Produced and deposed to.)

Prisoner's Defence.

I did it, I cannot deny it, I did it with no intention to injure them.

Guilty . T .

485. (L.) Samuel Slingsby was indicted for stealing one pair of silk stockings, value 7 s. the property of Charles Wood , Oct. 15 . ||

Acquitted .

486, 487. (L.) John Alsop and Charles Moss were indicted for stealing one silver buckle set with paste, value 21 s. the property of John Holland , Oct. 13 . ||

John Holland . I am a silversmith , and live in Bishopsgate-street . About the 13th of September a silver paste buckle was forced out of my shew-glass.

Robert Jones . I am apprentice to Mr. Holland. Edward Spencer the evidence had a wire bent at both ends, the two prisoners at the bar were with him, they were leaning over the glass-case while Spencer with the wire pulled out a paste buckle, it fell down to the ground; I was in the shop looking at them all the while; I went and got Spencer into the shop, he got out and ran off, and was taken again in Whitechappel, then he turned evidence, and his friends took the two prisoners. (The buckle produced in Court.)

Edward Spencer . On the 13th of September the two prisoners and I, and one Thomas Simonds , set out together, Simonds left us on Ludgate-hill, we went to Bishopsgate-street, where Moss and Alsop agreed to change coats, Alsop said, he had been at the gentleman's shop before, and he should know him when we came to it; he gave me a wire, I plucked one buckle out, the young man came out, and they ran away when I was catched.

The prisoners denied the fact.

Moss called Mr. Bridges and Mr. Norris, who gave him a good character.

Both Guilty .

Alsop T .

Moss B .

488. (L.) Darby Quin was indicted for assuming the name and character of John Campbell , a mariner on board his Majesty's ship the Dragon, with intent to get possession of prize-money due to him on board , July 7 . *

Mr. Robinson. I am clerk to Mr. James Dixon , who is agent for the ship Dragon. On the 7th of July the prisoner came to the King's Head-tavern, in Fenchurch-street , and demanded the prize-money due to him in the name of John Campbel .

Q. Who did he demand it of?

Robinson. He demanded it of me, I was paying it for Mr. Dixon. I looked on the list, and found John Campbell rated an able seaman, the first payment was 2 l. I asked him how long he had belonged to that ship? he said, a year and a half. I asked him the name of his captain; he said, captain Harvey, I asked him if any of the lieutenants were stain at the Havanna, and their names; he did not know either of their names; he could not answer any other question that was asked him. I told him he was come to receive money falsly, and that I would send for the constable, and take him up he did not receive the money, but confessed he was put on to do it by one that belonged to the ship, name John Rearden . I looked in the prize-list and found that name; he said he brought him to the tavern, and bid him ask for the prize-money in such a name, and if he should be asked any questions, what was his captain's name, to say, captain Harvey, and that Rearden was waiting at the tavern door till he went out again; I asked him his dress, he told me; I went out but could not see any such person, there were two or three hu ndred seamen at the door, it was impossible to find him out. Mr. Dixon came in the mean time, and after I had told him the affair he sent for a constable and he was taken to the Mansion-house, there he confessed that his name was Darby Quin, and that he was a waiter at a public-house in Berry-street, St. James's, and that this Rearden had used his master's house, and had borrowed money of him to the amount of 11 s. and when he asked him for it he told him if he would put on his cloaths, and go to the King's head, and demand the money in the name of Campbell that he would pay him half, and the rest of the money this Rearden was to have. I do believe the boy was imposed upon by Reanden, and was a real stranger to what he was about.

Q. How old is the prisoner?

Robinson. About 17 years of age.

Prisoner's Defence.

I had lent Rearden 12 or 13 s. he told me. when I asked him for it, If I would do him one favour he would pay me, that was, to go and demand prize-money in the name of John Campbell . When I came there the gentleman asked me the captain's name, I said captain Harvey, that was what he bid me say, but I knew nothing about him. Rearden lives at my master's still; my master will not take him up, because he owes my master twenty-eight shillings.

Acquitted .

489. (M.) Peter Gatlett was indicted for stealing 15 silver spoons, value 6 l. the property of John Mignot , in the dwelling-house of the said John , Sept. 19 . ++

John Mignot . I live in King-street, Seven Dials . I lost 15 silver spoons on the 19th of September, about 2 o'clock, from my bar, I keep a public house ; the prisoner had lodged in my house but was gone; I did not see him in my house the day I lost them, nor for 6 weeks before.

Q. Have you got any of your spoons again?

Mignot. I have got but four of them again, two of them were given me by a constable, but I do not know where he had them.

John Conyers . I live with Mr. Gunston, a Pawnbroker, at the corner of Derby-Court, in Jermain-street. The prisoner brought me some spoons, and I stopt them, (some silver spoons broke in the handles produced) these are them. (Two of them deposed to by the prosecutor.)

Conyers. The prisoner could not speak English, he is a Frenchman; I gave him a piece of paper, letting him know if he could bring any body that could prove them his property he should have them again; he went away, and never came back again.

Acquitted .

490. (M.) John Broughton was indicted for that he having in his custody a certain bill of exchange, with the name John Parnell thereunto subscribed, bearing date the 6th of Sept. 1763, directed to John Puget , merchant, to which he forged an acceptance in the words following: " Pay at the Bank, in six days. J. Puget," and for publishing the same with intention to defraud Lawrence Quin ; it was likewise laid to be done, with intention to defraud the governors and company of the Bank of England , September 30 . *

Charles Jewson . I am the principal in the drawing office at the Bank, on the 30th of Sept. last this bill (producing a bill of exchange) was brought to me by Mr. Stevens, on my seeing the bill I immediately perceived it to be a counterfeit, I pretended to look on the file for an order, knowing at the same time there could be none; I told him there was no order, and that I thought Mr. Puget had made a mistake, and had forgot to give an order, and I would go with him. I went to Mr. Puget, and found him in his compting-house, and told him I had got a bill which I believed to be a forgery, it not being his hand writing. Stevens was called in, he gave an account who he lived with, and how he came by it; it was thought proper to detain Mr. Stevens till we could be better informed, and in the afternoon Mr. Puget, Mr. Brown, his clerk, myself, and Mr. Stevens went to Sir John Fielding , and acquainted him with the affair, he immediately issued a warrant to bring the body of Mr. Quin, and also of Broughton if we could, but to be sure to bring one of them. Broughton was not at home, Quin was brought, and gave an account that he had the bill of Broughton, who owed him some money, and had lived with him six or seven years off and on.

Q. Are you acquainted with Mr. Puget's hand-writing?

Jewson. I am very well acquainted with it; this is not his hand-writing.

Q. Does he keep cash at the Bank?

Jewson. He does. I saw Broughton before the Magistrate, he said he had the bill of Parnell, the drawer of the bill, and he acknowledged his indorsement upon it, and that he paid it to Mr. Quin in part of what he owed him.

The bill read to this purport.

London, Sept. 6, 1763. Sir, ten days after

"fight please to pay to Mr. John Broughton ,

"or his order, the sum of 49 l. sterling, as by

"advice from your humble servant,

" John Parnell .

"To be paid at the Bank in six days.

"J. Puget."

Q. What is your course at the Bank where gentlemen keep cash with you?

Jewson. We must have an order specified, besides the acceptance.

Q. Whether at a banker's they would have paid upon such acceptance?

Jewson. This is irregular; here is no date to the bill.

Thomas Brown . I am Mr. Puget's clerk. (He takes the bill in his hand.) This name, I Puget, is not Mr. Puget's Hand-writing; I have often seen him write.

John Stevens . I had this bill of Mr. Quin the 28th of September, he paid it me in part of payment; he said he had it endorsed from Mr. Broughton, and I might go and receive the money at the Bank when I would. Mr. Broughton after that came along with Mr Quin to our house, and said, Mr. Stevens, I'll go along with you on Thursday; he acknowledged the endorsement on it; I said let us go on the Friday. On the Friday I said to him, Mr. Broughton, are you ready to go into the city? He said, he should be ready in about an hour and an half; when I went to him, he said he was not very well, and a gentleman was to call upon him; so I went by myself; I thought the bill was not good, seeing the date was not set properly for the payment. He told me the drawer lived at the Grecian Coffee-house, Temple-Bar. I went to the Bank to Mr. Jewson, he said he had no order to pay it, and desired I would go along with him to Mr. Puget; I went with him; Mr. Puget asked me, how I came by it? I told him; then he went to the Grecian Coffee-house to enquire after Mr. Parnell; the person told us there had been such a person there, but he was gone to Ireland. They took me back into the city to the Bank, and from thence to Justice Fielding, who examined how I came by the bill; I gave him the same account as before; then we went and brought Mr. Quin before him.

Q. What time did you part with Broughton that morning?

Stevens. I parted with him between 10 and 11 o'clock.

Q. Did you know Broughton before?

Stevens. I had seen him at Mr. Quin's house several times, as I have gone there about business. Broughton said, Parnell was a relation of his.

Q. Did he say where Parnell liv'd?

Stevens. No, he did not.

Lawrance Quin. I received this bill of the prisoner at the bar, (holding it in his hand) the minute I got it, I past it to Mr. Stevens as cash; Broughton owed me a great deal more than that.

When was this?

Quin. This was the 28th of last month. The prisoner lodged with me, off and on, 6 or 7 years. When this came to be enquired into I did not see him till I met with him in Thames-street, he never came home that night, nor the next night; he was advertised several times; I found him concealed between the bed and the tick.

Samuel Copack . I keep the Grecian Coffee-house. I know Mr. Parnell, an Irish gentleman, he frequented my house; he has been gone to Ireland two years, I believe he has not been in England since.

Q. Do you know his hand-writing?

Copack. I have several letters of his.

Q. Look at this bill. (He takes it in his hand.)

Copack. I think this is not like his hand-writing at all.

Prisoner's Defence.

I have no person to appear for my character.

Guilty . Death .

491. (L.) Ann Johnson , spinster , was indicted for stealing three cotton gowns, value 12 s. one linnen shift, value 3 s. seven linnen caps, one muslin handkerchief, two linnen aprons, and one cotton handkerchief , the property of Comfort Bosely , spinster , Aug. 24 . ||

Comfort Bosely. I came out of place on the 24th of August, and left my cloaths, the things mentioned in the indictment, with Elizabeth Church , and they were missing in about an hour and an half afterwards. She was taken last Saturday with one of my caps on her head, that is all I have got again. She owned she had pawned a gown and shift for 2 s. but when she came before the Alderman, she denied it again, (the cap produced and deposed to.)

Elizabeth Church . The prosecutrix left a bundle with me tied up in a cotton handkerchief; I left the prisoner in my room while I went to market, then I came back, she and the bundle were gone; I never saw her till last Saturday, when Sarah Heyd brought her to my lodging.

Sarah Heyd I lodge in the same house where Elizabeth Church does. The young woman that the cloaths belong to, went to Billingsgate for some oysters, after that the things were missing. I met with the prisoner last Saturday on Ludgate-hill, and brought her home, with the assistance of a watchman; I heard her own, she had pawned a dark coloured gown and shift for 2 s. the cap on her head the young woman swore to.

Prisoner's Defence.

I bought the cap.

Guilty . T .

492. (L.) Hugh Maloney was indicted for assuming the name and character of Elias Davis , a seaman on board his Majesty's ship the Warwick, with intention to receive wages due to him , Aug. 26 . ||

William Hubord . I am clerk to the treasury of the Navy. There was about ten months wages due to Elias Davis , as appears by the pay-books of the Warwick, the prisoner made application for the wages due to Elias Davis ; he said, he was Elias Davis , he produced a certificate, and answered all the necessary questions usually asked, as, who was mustered before him? and the like. We had received information from Mr. Moxey, that Hugh Maloney intended to be there to receive the wages due to Elias Davis ; we did pay him the money, and then called in Mr. Moxey. then he threw down the money immediately, and was in such a tremble, he could not speak.

Prisoner. Please to produce the certificate. (It is produced.)

Hubord. This I take to be the captain's handwriting; the prisoner produced this.

It is read to this purport.

"These are to certify the honourable principal

"officers and commissioners of his Majesty's

"navy, that Elias Davis did belong to his Majesty's

"ship the Warwick, which was taken on

"the 11th of March, 1756, after which he was

"sent on board a French merchant ship to proceed

"in her to France, but was taken by the

"St. Andrew privateer belonging to Bristol.

"Given under my hand on board his Majesty's

"Ship Foudroyant at Spithead."

Signed by the captain.

Richard Moxey . I have known the prisoner from the year 45, I sail'd with him in the Hampton-Court from the beginning of that year to the year 48.

Q. What is his name?

Moxey. His name is Hugh Maloney , he always went by that name, and I never heard him go by any other name till the day he produced this certificate. Some time in the beginning of last Aug. he met me in the Pay-office-yard, and told me he had wages due from his majesty's ship the Warwick. I asked him where he had been since? how came it you never got your money? he answered, he had been in the King's service; he said, he believed he could get it if I could get the books sent to Broad-street. I went to the clerk, and desired he would send the Warwick's books for Hugh Maloney ; the books were sent, he at this time had got no certificate, they did not pay him. I saw him no more till about the 24th of Aug. he then came to me again, and said he had been to Portsmouth, and had got a certificate from his captain; I looked into the book, and saw his wages were paid ever since the year 1758; I said, Maloney, you are wrong, you come here for me to get the books sent to Broad-street, your wages is paid. Said he, my name is not Maloney now. I said, how long has that been? Said he, I have changed my name to Elias Davis , and shewed me this certificate; said I, this will not do, your name cannot be Hugh Maloney and Elias Davis on board the same ship, he said, would I be his friend, and send the books to Broad-street. I told him, no; and so sure as you attempt to receive Elias Davis 's wages, you will die for it. He went to the proper clerk, and producing this certificate, got the books sent to Broad-street; I was there a little after 8; Maloney came in in the morning, and asked me if the Warwick's books were come? I said, yes. and I was afraid too soon for you. He kept his station at the door to get in at the Pay-office; I began to consider the consequence of letting a man receive wages that he had no right to, I went into the Pay-office, and told Sir John Bentley my opinion, and saw Maloney receive the money into his hand; I said, Maloney, what have you done? he then dropped the money, and trembled very much. Here is the Warwick's book, ( producing it) here is his name Hugh Maloney in it.

James Brown . I served on board the Warwick between 8 and 10 months, the prisoner was on board her, and was taken in her.

Q. What is the prisoner's name?

Brown. His name is Hugh Maloney , he went by no other name on board.

Q. Did you know Elias Davis ?

Brown. I did, he was on board the Warwick the same time the prisoner was.

Q. Where is he now?

Brown. The last place I saw him was in Antigua, in the West Indies, pretty near seven years ago, I have not heard of him since; the prisoner was taken along with me in the Warwick; Elias Davis did belong to the gunner's crew, he belonged to the forecastle.

Mr. Holding. I know the prisoner at the bar, he failed along with me about three years the war before last, his name is Hugh Maloney, he went by no other name, he was along with me with captain Mawson three years; the same time Mr. Moxon was on board the Hampton-court.

Prisoner's Defence.

I leave it to God and the world. My name is Elias Davis , I was born in Ireland.

Guilty . Death .

493. (M.) Richard Sinderbury was indicted for the wilful murder of Thomas New ; he stood charged with the like murder on the Coroner's inquest, Oct. 14 . *

Adam Robertson . I have known the prisoner at the bar a great many years, I never saw any harm by him, only that of getting in liquor, till this happened; that very day that this happened I had some business in Westminster, I live in Bishop's-gate-street, I went to his house, he was drinking at the Barley-mow; I went there, and called for a pint of beer, and asked for him, he happened to be drinking in a box with a soldier, I put my pint to their pot, we drank three pots and a pint, we shook hands, and all parted in peace; coming out at the door, he said, Adam, will you go to supper with me? he said, he had three rabbits, and he would smother them with onions. I went with him to his lodgings, and supped with him, his eldest daughter was there, and I think two more, he put some by for his wife and them; after some time his wife came home, and as soon as she came in he went and fetched part of the rabbits, and she eat; sometime after this his wife and he had words together, she struck him several times, and used him very ill; I parted them, and after that she got at him, and struck him again several times in the face; I went and sat down in a chair, she flew at him again, they were bustling and fighting together in the entry, the young fellow, the deceased, happened to come in, in the God speed; he struck the prisoner once or twice, I heard the blows, but did not see it, I was at the farther end of the house. After he came into the house I sat down, and reasoned the case with him, and asked him if he knew the consequence of striking a man in his own house? he made answer, and said, if he does not like this or that I'll give him more to-morrow, or something to that purpose; after that I drank to him, I had never seen him in my life before. The prisoner's wife sat between the young man and I, she and he were talking together, the prisoner came in at the door at the time we were talking and drinking, he made a blow at the deceased, and directly he jumped out of his chair, and said he was stabb'd. I jumped up, and took him in my arms, and said, For God or Christ's sake don't go out of the room, and held him fast; he dragged me out of the room into the passage, and down a step or two into the street, and got loose from me, and ran down the street cryi ng he was stabb'd.

Q. Did you see any weapon in the prisoner's hand?

Robertson. No, I did not till after the murder was done, I saw it when before the Justice.

Q. Which way did he come to New?

Robertson. He came fronting him as he was sitting in a chair.

Q. What space of time might there be between the two blows given in the entry to the prisoner, and this happening?

Robertson. I believe it might be four or five minutes.

Q. Where did the prisoner go after them two blows?

Robertson. Whether he went out, or up stairs, I cannot tell.

Q. As you did not see New strike them two blows, how do you know who gave the blows?

Robertson. The deceased gave the blows; I know by the conversation between him and me afterwards; he said he would give him more on the morrow if he did not like that; that was when the prisoner's wife, New, and I were sitting talking together.

Prisoner. I never was out of the room for five hours.

Robertson. He was not in the house while New was there, for the blows that past were in the passage, and after that I never saw him till he came in and did the mischief;

Q. What induced the deceased to struggle and get away when you would have kept him in the room after he received the blow?

Robertson. I cannot tell. After the prisoner had stabbed him, he went directly out of the room; where he went, I don't know.

Q. Did you see any blood?

Robertson. I did, I had some on my shirt.

Thomas Freeman . Betwixt 8 and 9 o'clock on Friday night last, I had almost done supper, I heard a man by my door cry, I am stabbed, I am stabbed; I went out. They knowing I had been constable, came to me and cry'd, for God's sake go out, Mr. Sinderbury has killed a man; I went to his house and asked where he was, I was told he was run up stairs, they desired I would not go up, for he says, he will kill the first man that comes to him; I went into his lower room and asked for a stick, I found a churmstaff handle, I took it and desired some people to follow me up stairs. There were some women followed me, I begged they would go down and send up some men, they did. I said, Sinderbury, open the door; he said, he would not; I said, you are a villain, you have killed a man, and I am determined to take you; he begged I would not come into the room. He had a knife in his hand, which I saw, (producing a large long sharp pointed knife) this is it. He came walking round, I said, down with the knife, or the first blow I give you I'll kill you. I was not in the room, but I saw him through a place where some lath and plaister was down; he came there and looked at us, I struck at him, he walked back again, I said, will you open the door? and several times pushed my foot against it; as the door opened, he whipt the knife under his coat, and I thought went to lodge it in his apron-string behind him, the string gave way, and the knife fell down; he said, you say I had a knife in my hand, where is it? and held his hands up; I jump'd upon him and laid hold of both his wrists, and with assistance brought him down and took him before the sitting Gentlemen at Guildhall. Then I went back to the deceased and said, I understand you have been sadly used, who has done it? said he, Mr. Freeman, Sinderbury has stabbed me, and if I die, he has killed me; I asked him, how it came about? he said, he went in for a halfpenny worth of milk, Sinderbury and his wife had some words; he said, Sinderbury, you are always beating your wife, what is the matter? that the prisoner made no answer, but trod on my feet, and I was ready to saint, that I gave him a push, and pushed him from me, then Sinderbury went up stairs and came down again with a knife in his hand and stabbed me.

Q. Did you see the knife fall from the prisoner?

Freeman. I did not, but I found it in the room where he stood, with one side all over bloody. I went to the deceased again and asked him the same over again, he told me the same story he had before, and said he hoped he would be hang'd: I said you should not think of that now you are dying, then he said, he hoped God would forgive him, and he did.

William Terry . I was coming out at my own door, and the deceased came crying along. He was stabb'd, he was stabb'd! He came running into my arms, saying, Dear Mr. Terry I am stabb'd. I said, By whom? He said, Mr. Sinderbury, Mr. Sinderbury has stabb'd me, what shall I do! He ran all on one side and bled, I never saw a man bleed so in my life: He ran thro' my passage; I went to Sinderbury's house, Mr. Freeman came, he catch'd up a churm-staff, and I a broom and pull'd the head of it off; he went up stairs first, some women followed betwixt me and him, he shov'd them down; he said, Mr. Sinderbury, open the door; he said he would not, d - n you, you are all a parcel of bailiffs and rogues. Mr. Freeman kept pressing against the door, at last it flew open, I will not say it was by Mr. Freeman's pressing, or by the prisoner; the prisoner stood with his knife in his left hand, I said, dear Mr. Freeman, there is the knife now; the prisoner clapt his hand behind him, then Mr. Freeman ran up to him and laid hold of him, and I took hold of one hand, and we took him to Guild-hall, Westminster. The next day I went to the deceased, and asked him how he did, he said, he went to Sinderbury's for a halfpenny worth of milk, and Mr. Sinderbury went up stairs he believed and stay'd about 4 or 5 minutes, while he was talking to Sinderbury's countryman about how he behaved in quarrelling with his wife, that he came in and gave him a stab without any words at all.

Q. Did he say any thing about what passed in the entry?

Terry. He said, Sinderbury violently stamped on his toes in the entry, and he believed he did give him a slap on the face with his open hand, he called out much on a pain in his breast; I went in again and said, Tom, you are not a man for this world; he said, I am afraid not. And he told me the same again.

Thomas Lane. I live in the same house with the deceased. I was sitting in my house and heard a great cry, I am stabbed, I am stabbed! the deceased was brought up stairs to his mother's door, his mother got him by one arm, he said, Sinderbury has stabbed me, Sinderbury has stabbed me. I saw all the blood on the ground where he lay, he had not time to get into his mother's room; I ran down stairs, and saw Mr. Freeman and Mr. Terry with the prisoner, I went with them to Guildhall, he was committed to the Gatehouse, while I was there, the deceased was taken away to the Infirmary bleeding.

Henry Watson . I am a surgeon, upon examining the body of the deceased we found a wound, which externally in the skin was about an inch in length, it passed between two ribs, went through part of the lungs, and to the heart; it was extraordinary the man had not died immediately, there was a little circumstance in the direction of the wound that the blood was not discharged from the heart at once, but gradually.

Q. from prisoner. How far was the wound in the body?

Watson. There must be great violence used, because two of the ribs were divided. I imagine the back of the knife went through the under rib, it was betwixt the 6th and 7th ribs; it went through the lungs, through the perricardium, and to the heart; it went in at the lower part of the heart, and out at the upper; he died on the 16th of October.

Prisoner's Defence.

I am not guilty of the crime; I never saw the man with my eyes, before he came into the house, and before he mentioned a word he gave me two if not three blows; I asked him the reason of it, and said, I don't know you. He followed my wife, and said, D - n your eyes or limbs, if you don't like that you shall have more, and if he did not do for me to night he would to morrow. I thought he had got some bad gang, having never set my eyes on him before, (he never asked for any milk) what should he do in my house? I ought to stand upon my own defence; why should I not strive to get him out as fast as I could? He sat himself down in a chair, I ordered him out of the house, he would not go, we struggled together about the room: I said, If you will not go I shall do you an injury. I believe in the struggle, in getting him out of the house, the knife might do him an injury; I did not know who he had got with him; it behoves every man to take care of himself in his own house.

Q. to Robertson. Who was in the passage when the deceased came into the house?

Robertson. Nobody but the prisoner and his wife, struggling and fighting together.

Q. Was any body in the room with you at that time?

Robertson. No, nobody; I was sitting down in a chair

Q. Why did you not part them?

Robertson. I parted them twice, and did not think proper to part them any more.

Guilty . Death .

This being Thursday, be received sentence immediately to be executed on the Saturday following, and his body to be dissected and anatomiz'd .

494. (L.) George White was indicted for stealing three East-India bonds, value 105 l. each, the property of Joachim Gerard Bass , privately from his person , Sept. 29. 1763 . *

The prosecutor gave the same account as on the trial of Stears and Stevens, see No. 19 and 20, and also on the trial of Brinklow 289, and Cole and Clark 412 and 413, all in this mayoralty; Richard Fuller the accomplice, and Wilks, the same as on the trials of Brinklow, Cole, and Clark.

Guilty of stealing, but not privately from his person . T .

495. (M.) Sarah Gadby , spinster , was indicted for stealing one pair of muslin ruffles, val. 2 s. the property of Robert Stevens , Oct. 3 . +

Elizabeth Stevens . My husband is named John, we live at Isleworth , the prisoner was my servant : I missed things at sundry times, but would not lay any thing to her charge till last washing day. She always kept the room door locked, and kept the key in her pocket for 6 weeks together; I never could get into her room till last washing day, that was the 3 d of this instant; I found her box open; the first thing I saw was a pair of muslin ruffles, I brought them down, and said, Sarah, do you know these ruffles? she could not speak for some time; I went and shewed them to the washer-woman in the wash-house; then the prisoner clapped her hands together an said, since it was come to that she would sware to them, that they were her own; and she would have given them up at last if I would let her go; these are my property. ( Produced in court.)

Q. Is there any mark upon them?

E. Stevens. There is not.

Q. Then what do you know them by?

E. Stevens. The binding is my own wo I know them by the making of them.

Cross Examination.

Q. What did the prisoner say when you shewed them first to her?

E. Stevens. She vowed, by her Maker, they were her ruffles.

Q. Did you never charge her with other things that you found yourself mistaken in, especially in an apron?

E. Stevens. I never charged her with an apron, there is an apron or two gone, but I never charged her with them.

Q. Where was the key of her room that washing day?

E. Stevens. That was in her room door.

Mary Bailey . I am sister to the prosecutrix, (she takes the ruffles in her hand). I took particular notice of these ruffles when my sister was making them.

Q. By what do you know them?

Bailey. I am certain to them by a piece of ruff edge, it is so, that I could almost swear to them; I believe I can swear to them, they are my sister's, I am sure.

John Lewis . I am an officer, on the 3d of this instant I was sent for to Mr. Stevens's house, there was the prisoner and prosecutrix sitting together in the back parlour, there were a pair of ruffles lying on a table; the prosecutrix said, she had lost a pair of ruffles, and had found them in the prisoner's box that was open; the prisoner said they were her own ruffles. Upon talking a good deal to her, and telling her the consequence would be very bad, she seemed to be a little flusterated, but before the Justice she insisted on them as her own; she said, in the entry, if they are your property you may take them.

Q. Did she say any thing to you about letting her go.

Lewis. No, she did not.

Prisoner's Defence.

The ruffles are mine; she went up stairs, and took them out of my box, and called me out of the wash-house, and asked me if I knew them? I said I did; after that she said she would take her oath they were her own; she is now taking a very false oath. I have witnesses here that know they are my ruffles.

For the prisoner.

Sarah Shephard . (She takes the ruffles in her hand.) To the best of my knowledge I think this is the same muslin that I bought for the prisoner; I bought a yard of muslin on purpose to make a pair of double ruffles last January, cost either 5 s. or 9 s and 6 d. I do not know which.

Q. Did you see them after they were made up?

Shepherd. I did not.

Q. to prosecutrix. How long has the prisoner lived with you?

Prosecutrix. She has lived with me 5 months the 10th of this instant.

Q. to Shepherd. What are you?

Shepherd. I am servant to the Hon. Mrs. Shirley.

Elizabeth Godby . I am aunt to the prisoner.

Q. What are you?

E. Godby. We are button-makers; I cut out a pair of ruffles for the prisoner, my maid made them up, (she takes the ruffles in her hand) to the best of my knowledge these are the same I cut out.

Q. Did you see them after they were made?

Godby. I can't say I did.

Q. May not one muslin be like another?

Godby. It may.

Q. And one pattern like another?

Godby. Yes, they may. I left a piece, I did not put the whole yard in, the girl had a cap made of the piece left. (The prisoner hands a cap to the evidence; she compares them.) They seem to me to be the same muslin.

Q. Where do you live?

Godby. I live in Naked Boy's Court, in the Strand.

Q. Where did the prisoner live when you cut the ruffles out?

Godby. She lived with Mr. Angish, accomptant general in the Court of Chancery.

Ann Cap . I really think these are the ruffles I made, I put in such a piece as here; (pointing to a small piece put into each) I made them in the same manner as these are, the prisoner brought a piece of cloth and desired I would put it in, because it would iron better; my mistress cut them, that is Mrs. Godby.

James Godby . I was present when Mrs. Stevens and Sarah Godby were together after the ruffles were found. I am her brother, I went to demand her cloaths and wages of Mrs. Stevens; she desired us to take the cloaths away; I desired her to come and see that there was nothing but her own; we went into the kitchen, a candle was lighted, the prisoner went to look for her cloaths, lying wet in a dish; the first thing she took up was an apron, after that an handkerchief, Mrs. Stevens gave the girl a push against the dresser, and said the things were her's.

Prosecutrix. She had cut a handkerchief of mine to make a flounce to her apron at the bottom, and I claimed the flounce.

Mr. Angish. The prisoner came to live in my family in January 61, and stay'd a year and three quarters, she went away about this time twelve months; she behaved herself faithfully and honestly the whole time she was in my service, she was never suspected of any thing.

Q. What was the reason she left your service?

Angish. The reason she went away was we thought her rather too young to take care of children.

Acquitted .

496. (M.) John Smith was indicted for stealing one gold laced hat, value 10 s. and two linnen sheets , the property of Richard Fuller , July 25 . ||

Thomas West . I have been a soldier, but am lately discharged. I lodge at Richard Fuller 's house, the prisoner came to tell me he had seen my friends, I was glad to hear of them, having not heard from them a great while, I asked leave whether he might lie with me two nights, he said he had eleven guineas to receive, Mr. Fuller gave liberty for his lying with me, he sent me in the morning to the Saracen's Head, which would be there for him, I asked him his name, he said, no matter for the name, it was to be left while called for; when I came to the inn, there was no such box, when I came back, he was got up and gone out, after that I missed the sheets off the bed; then Mr. Fuller went up and found his gold laced hat was missing. He pretended he had no acquaintance in London, but since I have taken him up, I find he has two people acquainted with him; he said there were 14 or 15 guineas in the parcel; he would lend me money to carry me down to my friends.

Q. Have any of the things been found again?

West. No, only the hat cut to pieces and the lace gone.

Q. When was he taken up?

West. He was taken up about eight weeks afterwards that was done, the 25th of July; when he was charged with the thing, he said he would give me half a guinea to let him go, and he would never do the like again; this he said before the constable; he said he had sold the things in Cheapside, but did not say to whom.

George Turner . I am an officer, I had the prisoner in charge, and brought him before the bench of Justices, I asked him to let the young man know where the things were; he confessed to me he cut the lace from the hat, and sold it in Cheapside, for I think 6 s. and he sold the sheets to some Jew. He confessed before the Bridewell keeper that he was guilty of the fact.

Sarah Biram . I live servant with Mr. Fuller, the prisoner came in on the Monday night, and asked if I knew Thomas West , a soldier; I told him he lodged there; he called for a pint of beer, and said he must see him, because his friends desired he would see him; when West came in he told him a great deal about his friends; West sent for some supper for him, he said he was quite friendless, and had no acquaintance in London, so he lay with West two nights; the next morning he sent West out, saying he came up to take a parcel of money, 14 or 15 guineas, and he would provide a supper, he said he came from Bury St. Edmonds; when the lad came back, and said there was no such parcel as he had sent him for, he went up stairs and came down again and said the man was gone, and had taken the sheets with him; we found my master's hat with the gold lace cut off, and part of the hat with it. (Producing it.)

Prisoner's Defence.

I did not know what I said when I was taken up.

Guilty . T .

497. (L.) Robert Crispin was indicted for stealing a silver watch, val. 40 s. a lawn gown, a linnen-shirt, four linnen caps; two linnen shifts, an apron, and a yard of Irish cloth , the property of John James , Oct. 17 . ||

John James . I live at Deptford , the prisoner lodged at my house about half a year, I missed the things mentioned in the indictment (mentioning them by name) last Wednesday was a week, the prisoner was missing at the time, I took him on Saturday last.

Q. Do you keep a public-house?

James. I did, but do not now. I found the watch pawned at the Three Golden Balls, in the Minories, to John Green , I have the gown again, it had been pawned, and was brought to me.

John Green. I am a pawn-broker, and live in the Minories, I believe the prisoner is the man that pledged this watch with me, (Produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.) I asked him how he came by it? he said he bought it of landlord at Deptford, in Flaggon-row.

Prisoner's Defence.

This man has been guilty of a great many more faults than I have, in robbing seafaring men. I kept company with a woman in his house, she was not my lawful wife. He turned me out of the house when I had no money left, and after he found there was money coming to me, he took me in again. Necessity drove me to do what I did. Guilty . T .

498. (L.) Arthur Ashton was indicted for stealing one cotton gown, one cotton handkerchief, and one pair of worsted stockings , the property of Mary Crookshanks , spinster , Sept. 13 . ||

Mary Crookshanks . I lost the things mentioned in the indictment on the 13th of Sept. where I lodged in Harp-alley . I found the gown at a pawn broker's and the handkerchief and stockings the prisoner had got on when taken.

Q. How came you to take the prisoner up?

Crookshanks. He desired I would let him be in my room till mistress came home, (I had known him some time.) I went down and left him alone for about an hour, when I came up again, he and these things out of the drawer were missing.

John Jones . I am a pawnbroker, the prisoner at the bar Bledged this gown with me. (Produc'd and depos'd to by prosecutrix.)

John Jenkins . I am a constable, I took the handkerchief from the prisoner's neck. (Produc'd and depos'd to.)

Prisoner's Defence.

I intended to give her the things again.

Guilty . T .

499. (L.) John Field was indicted for stealing one scarlet cloath cloak, value 10 s. the property of William Eason , Oct. 13 . ||

William Eason . This day se'nnight I left my scarlet cloak in my boat, at the Old Swan stairs , when I returned my boat was taken away to another stairs, and my cloak taken out of her; I was told the prisoner was seen to row her up towards the Three Cranes. I took him up last night; when I was taking him to Justice Fielding's he wanted to make it up, and said he would give me four or five guineas, and owned he had old the cloak to a Jew in Duke's Place, but would not, for an hundred guineas, divulge the Jew's name; after that he told me if I cast him I should not have a boat to swim in. I never had my cloak again

George Bulmore. I was charged with the prisoner last night, I heard him own he had took the cloak, and had sold it to a Jew in Duke's Place, but would not say what his name was.

John Spencer . I saw the prisoner take the prosecutor's boat away from the Old Swan.

Prisoner's Defence.

I was at Hammersmith this day se'nnight.

Guilty . T .

500. (L.) Solomon Gabriel was indicted for stealing a pocket-book, val. 2 s. the property of Andrew Smith , Sept. 23 . +

Andrew Smith . On the 23d of Sept. I was coming from the Bank, a man walked a long side me for upwards of forty yards, and would not let me pass him; I was going into a coffee-house, and found a bustle about me, I immediately missed my pocket-book, that man gave something to another man, I laid hold of that man, then he delivered it to another man, the prisoner is the third person that had it; I pursued him, and in running about forty yards I saw him throw my pocket-book away; that was taken up, and he secured. He made frivolous excuses; he owned before the Alderman he had the pocketbook, but said he found it.

John Perrot . I was crossing the end of Birchin-lane . I saw the prosecutor stop a man, and feel in his pockets, and found nothing; he quitted him, and ran after the prisoner up Birchin-lane; as soon as the prisoner saw the prosecutor following him he ran, I followed him, he turned in by the Jerusalem coffee-house, there are some pales put up where are workmen doing business; I saw his hand move, as if he threw something in there, I looked through, and saw a pocketbook lying open, the prosecutor was then before me; Roger Swift went over and took up the book.

Roger Swift . This is the book. (Produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)

The prisoner said nothing in his defence.

Guilty . T .

501, 502. (L.) Ann Ludwell , and Ann Hussey , were indicted for stealing 4 yards 3 qrs. of black silk ribbon, value 2 s. the property of Thomas Price , Oct. 4 . ||

William Charlton . I live with Mr. Thomas Price in Fleet-street . On the 4th of this instant the two prisoners came into our shop and asked to see some figured ribbon, I shewed them some, but suspected they came rather to steal than to buy; while Ludwell was cheapening some, I saw Hussey take a piece, I let them go out of the shop, then I went out and brought Hussey back and charged the constable with her. She confessed she took it, and begged pardon, (the piece produced) this I took from her, here is about 4 yards and 3 quarters of it, my master's property. Ludwell went away, I soon lost sight of her, Hussey told me where to meet with her, and how she would be dressed; we found her accordingly at the corner of the Rainbow Coffeehouse, Ludgate-hill, amongst several others; they bought nothing.

Philip Castle . I am constable, Hussey was put in my care; she confessed she had taken the ribbon, and that Ludwell bid her to take something before she went into the shop.

Hussey's Defence.

I am guilty, pray, forgive me, I'll never do so no more.

Ludwell's Defence.

I know nothing at all of it.

Hussey called John Vaughan , with whom she had lived servant and left him about three months; and Mrs. Cantlin, who had known her eight years, gave her a good character; and both said they would take her into their service was she cleared.

Ludwell Acquitted .

Hussey Guilty . W .

503. (L.) Richard Parrot was indicted for stealing one linnen handkerchief, val. 18 d. the property of Stephen Caselet , Oct. 20 . +

Stephen Caselet . Between 1 and 2 o'clock this day I was in Change-alley , a person tapt me on the shoulder and said, have you lost any thing? I felt and and found I had lost my handkerchief; the prisoner ran away, I followed and saw him take out a handkerchief and throw it away, it was taken up and proved to be mine. (Produced and deposed to.)

Richard Holmes . I was in Mr. Fisner's office ng to pay some money, the door was open into Change-alley, I saw the prisoner throw handkerchief into the shop, a gentleman came and said to the prisoner, I saw you take it out of the gentleman's pocket; we desired that gentleman to come here with us, but he would not; be handkerchief came against me, I picked it up and immediately collared the prisoner as he stood fronting the door.

Prisoner's Defence.

I have good gentlemen to my character, had I time to sent for them. I have a very good trade, I am a silversmith , I have no occasion to do such a thing.

Guilty . T .

See him tried No. 380, in last Session's Paper, for stealing a silver button.

504. (M.) John Evans was indicted for stealing six silver tea-spoons, value 6 s. one pair of silver tea-tongs, value 4 s. one silver strainer, val. 1 s. the property of John Jones ; one duffel jacket, val 6 s. one flannel waistcoat, val. 1 s. two pair of stockings, val. 1 s. one cotton waistcoat, value 3 s. one pair of fustian breeches, value 1 s. the property of Charles Fisher , in a certain ship lying on the river Thames . Oct 18. ||

John Jones . I am master of a ship called the William and Mary, a merchant-man , the prisoner was a seaman on board, last Tuesday morning I missed the things mentioned in the indictment. (mentioning them by name.) Fisher is the boatswain ; the prisoner went from the ship at the same time, he was taken up last night, and own'd he had left the things at a woman's at Green Bank, on the other side of the water, there I send the spoon, tongs, and strainer.

Margaret Baty . I live at Green Bank, the prisoner came it liquor to my house last Tuesday morning, about 0 o'clock, he asked for a pennyworth of apple; he went out and came in again and asked to take care of these spoons, tongs and straine till he was sober; after that he came for them, said I would keep them and advertise them. ( Produced in Court and deposed to by Jones.

John Jackson . I ing an officer in St. John's parish, the prisoner was brought on shore and given in charge to he acknowledged he had stolen the things, and left the silver with this woman, where we went and found them, and that he had left the boat things by the sign of the Flower-de-lue in Stoney-lane, where we found them.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence.

Guilty . T .

505, 506. (M.) Mary Sarvent and Elizabeth Stockdale were indicted, the first for stealing 8 ounces of silk, value 16 s. the property of William Hinchclif and Co. the other for receiving the same well knowing it to have been stolen , Oct. 5 . +

John Hinchclif . I am a mercer and factor , Mrs. Dowling winds silk for me, and has done for six years, I missed of a sort of silk called Italian tram three different times, I was present when Sarvent confessed she had taken silk from Mrs. Dowling, and sold it to Stockdale, four ounces, and sold them for s. per ounce, I give a great deal more than 2 s. per ounce for it.

Q. How old is Sarvent?

Hinchclif. She is about twenty years of age.

Q. Have you any partners?

Hinchclif. Yes, Wm Hinchelif , John Pitchard , and Joseph Selworth . I heard Stockdale acknowledge, she bought the silk for a shilling an ounce of Sarvent.

Mrs. Dowling deposed, she winds silk for the prosecutors, Sarvent worked for her, she missed silk, charged her with taking it, she owned she had taken 4 ounces and sold it to Stockdale.

George Sumersell, the constable, deposed, he took the prisoners in custody; that Sarvent owned she had taken silk at different times amounting to 4 ounces, and sold them to Stockdale; that Stockdale acknowledged, she had given Sarvent 4 s. for 4 ounces.

John Hall, clerk to Justice Cowley, produced the voluntary confession of Elizabeth Stockdale , which was read in Court.

Sarvent in her defence said, she hoped the Court would be favourable.

Stockdale in her defence said, she was ignorant of the thing, and begged for mercy

Both Guilty , Sarvent B .

Stockdale T. 14 years .

507. (L.) Levi Lepman was indicted for fraudulently obtaining from John Chadwick diverse quantities of silk and silver fringe, by false pretences , the property of Thomas Newton , Sept. 6 . ++

John Chadwick . I live with Mr. Thomas Newton , at the Peacock, in Lombard-street , a laceman ; Aaron Lazarus , in Gun-yard, Houndsditch, is a customer of my master's. The prisoner came to our house on the 16th of Sept. at 6 in the evening, and said he came from Mr. Lazarus, his master, in Gun-yard, Houndsditch, and wanted some silver fringe, the same as he had had before, (his master had had some before) he wanted twenty ounces; I told him we had not so much; he said he must have as much as we had got, for it was to be-made up immediately; I delivered him eight ounces, he took it, and came again in half an hour, and told me he wanted a silver lace for his young master's waistcoat; that gave me reason to suspect him; I said he could not possibly have it till the next morning; and early in the morning I sent to his master, and he sent word, if the prisoner came again to stop him, for he had discharged him his service, and he had not sent him; the next morning the prisoner came, and I sent for his master, and got a constable and secured him.

Aaron Lazarus . I live in Gun-Yard, Houndsditch; the prisoner liv'd with me, I had discharged him on the 15th of Sept. for misbehaviour. I did not send him to Mr. Newton's for the fringe.

Guilty . T .

There was another indictment against him of the same sort.

508. (L.) Elizabeth Page , spinster , was indicted for forging and counterfeiting a certain will, purporting to be the last will and testament of John White , and for publishing the same with intention to defraud David Mitchel . It was also laid to be done with intention to defraud persons unknown, July 31 . +.

Acquitted .

Cornelius Saunders , William Holloway Lewis Makeley , and James Geary , capitally convicted in July Sessions, were executed on Wednesday the 24th of August.

Philip Tobin , Cornelius Donnelly , Dennis Buckley , William Higgins , William Barlow , James Brown , Thomas Madge , and Francis Smith , capitally convicted in September Session were executed on Wednesday the 12th of October.

Richard Sinderbury was execute pursuant to his sentence on Saturday the 19th of October.

The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows:

Received Sentence of Death, 11; viz.

John Dean - 476

Hugh Maloney - 492

George Anderson - 467

Patrick O'Harra - 468

John Barret - 469

Michael Kennedy - 470

George Kelly - 474

Charles Brown - 475

Joseph Stride - 483

John Broughton - 490

Richard Sinderbury - 493

Transportation for Fourteen Years, 1; viz.

Elizabeth Stockdale - 506

Transportation for Seven Years, 24; viz.

Edward Morris - 462

Joseph Barnard - 465

Richard Brooks - 478

Alexander Ross - 479

George Pawley - 481

John Alsop - 486

Ann Johnson - 491

George White - 494

Robert Crispin - 497

Arthur Ashton - 498

John Field - 499

Solomon Gabriel - 500

Richard Parrot - 503

Levi Lepman - 507

William Brown - 463

Mary Burch - 461

William Hall - 464

Matthias Kelly - 465

John Corbett - 471

Samuel Rosseter - 472

Patrick Caen - 473

Susanna Tulley - 484

John Smith - 496

John Evans - 504

To be Branded, 2; viz.

Mary Sarvent - 505

Charles Moss - 487

To be Whipt, 1; viz.

Ann Hussey - 502

Cornelius Saunders , William Holloway Lewis Makeley , and James Geary , capitally convicted in July Sessions, were executed on Wednesday the 24th of August.

Philip Tobin , Cornelius Donnelly , Dennis Buckley , William Higgins , William Barlow , James Brown , Thomas Madge , and Francis Smith , capitally convicted in September Session were executed on Wednesday the 12th of October.

Richard Sinderbury was execute pursuant to his sentence on Saturday the 19th of October.