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Old Bailey Proceedings, 15th January 1806.

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 15th of JANUARY, 1806, and following Days,

BEING THE SECOND SESSION IN THE MAYORALTY OF The Right Honourable JAMES SHAW , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

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1806.

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the PEACE, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON.

BEFORE the Right Honourable JAMES SHAW , LORD-MAYOR of the City of LONDON; Sir ARCHIBALD MACDONALD , Knt. Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir SOULDEN LAWRENCE , Knt. One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir ALAN CHAMBRE , Knt. One of Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common Pleas; Sir Watkin Lewis , Knt. Sir William Curtis , Bart. Harvey Christian Combe , Esq. Aldermen of the said City; John Sylvester , Esq. Recorder of the said City; John Perring , Esq. Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq. John Prinsep , Esq. Aldermen of the said City; and Newman Knowlys , Esq. Common-Serjeant of the said City; 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.

London Jury.

Ezra Levermore ,

Michael Levy ,

William Durant ,

James Peppercorn ,

John Moffat ,

Charles Foster ,

John Brogden ,

William Kasent ,

William Coventry ,

Henry Carr ,

Thomas Lovell ,

Abraham Peele .

First Middlesex Jury.

Solomon Erwood ,

Thomas Whitehead ,

George Hose ,

James Lockit ,

John Vince ,

Richard Jessop ,

George Moody ,

John Watson ,

James Crump ,

Henry Clay ,

John Henry Prince ,

James Younie ,

Second Middlesex Jury.

John Few ,

Richard Davis ,

Thomas Read ,

Robert Moore ,

John Hobson ,

John Slater ,

Charles Pile ,

Hugh Russel ,

Henry Murril ,

Edward Turner ,

Samuel Slater ,

Robert Waters .

76. MARY BENNET was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 28th of October , a gown value 10 s. the property of William Higgins .

ELIZABETH HIGGINS sworn. My husband's name is William Higgins , he is a working man; we live at No. 2, Willow Walk . On the 28th of October last, I went out to get some beer, I left my little boy in the room and the prisoner at the bar; I left my white cambric muslin gown in my box, I was out about ten minutes, and when I came back I perceived my muslin gown under her gown through her pocket-hole; I did not tell her of it, she dined with us after she had the gown in her possession, she went out after dinner, and I went a little way with her, knowing her some time I did not like to tell her of it.

Q. What is the prisoner? - A. She lived in the family that my husband and I did before I was married. When my husband came home at night I told him of it, and he went after her the next day.

Q. Was your gown ever found? - A. No.

ELIZABETH PUTTIFORD sworn. I live at No. 3, Grub-street. The prisoner was with me a month, I looked in her bonnet-box, and saw the cambric muslin gown in it the day she was taken up; she took it away with her when she went away to her place; she brought it home on the over night.

Q. In the morning she took it away, and then after that she was apprehended? - A. Yes.

Prisoner's Defence. I am not guilty of this, it is only spite, she never saw a gown in my box.

GUILTY , aged 44.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

77. WILLIAM BRYCE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of October , one hundred yards of canvas, value 8 l. the property of George Dale .

Second Count, for like offence, laying them to be the property of George Wilkinson and Dennis Butler .

The case was stated by Mr. Alley.

JOHN DAVIS sworn. Examined by Mr. Alley. I am foreman to Mr. Wilkinson and Co.

Q. On any day in the month of October did you lend any canvas? - A. Yes, three pieces of Castle Lee canvas.

Q. Is there any peculiar colour in it? - A. No, we have brought a piece here to shew.

Cross-examined by Mr. Const.

Q. You do not know it from any other cloth made by any other manufacturer? - A. Yes, we do.

JOHN WATSON sworn Examined by Mr. Alley. Q. Are you foreman to the prosecutor Mr. George Dale ? - A. Yes.

Q. Do you know when the warehouse was broken open? - A. On the night between the 27th and the 28th of October.

Q. Where was this warehouse? - A. At Wapping Wall, in the parish of St. Paul, Shadwell .

Q. Had you any canvas in it at the time it was broken open? - A. Three pieces of Castle Lee canvas.

Q. Were them pieces taken away at the time the warehouse was broken open? - A. They were, I saw them afterwards at the Thames police office; I examined and measured it with another piece, and believe it to be the same canvas that was stole; the mark of Castle Lee was cut out, it was marked 2996, it is the number that is put on by the excise.

THOMAS WALKER sworn. Examined by Mr. Alley. Q. You are an officer of the Thames police office? - A. Yes. I went to the prisoner Bryce's house on the 5th of November; he was at home, he keeps a tallow chandler's shop at East Smithfield; I went into the little parlour, I took two bolts of canvas that were standing on the floor, and three remnants were laying alongside in the room; they were apparently cut from the same bolt. I found another piece in the closet; I asked him how he came by it, he told me he could account for it elsewhere, he said he would shew the magistrate the bill of parcels, but he did not think it worth while to shew me.

Cross-examined by Mr. Const.

Q. Did not you ask Bryce whether he had any objection to your searching his house, did he not say with all my heart? - A. He did. I produce the canvas.

Mr. Alley. Q. (to Watson) Have you examined them pieces of canvas? - A. Yes, I have measured it, and I find it corresponds; I believe it is the same canvas.

Court. When did you measure it? - A. The day after it was taken; they measured thirty-nine yards each, including the remnant, I chalked it on the piece, it is now erased by being handled.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp.

Q. I understand you to say you believed them to be your master's property? A. Yes,Q. Do you mean to swear it? - A. Only my belief.

Mr. Alley. Q. (to John Davis .) Do you think that is the canvas that you lent to the prosecutor? - A. Yes, to the best of my belief.

Mr. Knapp. Q. I understand you speak to belief only, because the Castle Lee fell a great quantity of this sort of canvas? - A. Certainly. I will not swear to it. There was thirty-nine yards marked on the bolt; but here is another circumstance, the gentleman that we bought the canvas off, is a quaker, it has the London number of their stamp; he always books what canvas we buy.

Q. Do you know that of your own knowledge, have you got the bill of parcels here? - A. No, but the man shewed it at the justice's.

Court. Q. Do all bolts of canvas run nearly those yards? - A. They run from thirty-nine to forty, and so on.

Prisoner's Defence. I have not got anything particularly to say. In respect to my stealing that, I never did. I never stole an article in my life. I had these goods, that the prosecutor took away from me, of Captain Sharp, for which he traded with me for soap and candles; unfortunately for me, he is gone up the Straits, and I cannot bring him forward.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

78. JOHN CRYER was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 13th of December , seven pound weight of brass, value 7 s. four pound eight ounces weight of metal, value 4 s. 6 d. the property of Roger Devey , Roger Chamberlain Devey , and William Devey .

ROGER DEVEY sworn. I am a brass founder , I live at No. 18, Shoe-lane .

Q. Who are your partners? - A. Roger Chamberlain Devey and William Devey . From information I received on Friday the 13th of December, about two minutes before nine o'clock, I stopped the prisoner as my men were going to breakfast. [The prisoner worked for me about three weeks]. I told him there was some metal missing, I took the skirts of his coat up, and found both his pockets loaded, I knew it was metal by the weight of it. I asked the prisoner where the ingot piece was, he pointed to his stomach. I then sent for a constable, the constable came, he searched him, the piece of ingot was found near his stomach, the prince's metal was principally in his pockets.

Q. What is the value of these pieces? - A. I set the value, 11 s. 6 d. they are worth more.

THOMAS WARD sworn. I work for Mr. Devey.

Q. Did you miss any metal from your master's premises? - A. Yes. On the 13th of December, about ten minutes after eight I missed it. I saw the prisoner searched, and the metal was found upon him, he had inside and outside pockets, which the metal was taken from, and some was taken from some part of his bosom.

Q. Are you sure that the metal which was taken from him was the metal that was missing from your master's premises? - A. Yes, it was what I cut off myself, I knew it to be my masters.

- TEMPLEMAN sworn. I am a constable, I produce the metal.

Prisoner's Defence. I have got four children, I leave myself to the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY , aged 30.

Whipped in Gaol .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

79. THOMAS DUNGWORTH was indicted for returning from transportation before the expiration of the term for which he was ordered to be transported .

JAMES ALPORT sworn. I produce the certificate, I had it at Mr. Shelton's office, I saw him sign it. (The certificate read in Court.)

These are to certify, that at the delivery of the King's gaol of Newgate, holden for the county of Middlesex, at Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, in the city of London, on Wednesday the 17th day of February, in the 42d year of his Majesty's reign, before his Majesty's justices then present, Thomas Dungworth , late of the parish of St. Marylebone, Middlesex, labourer , otherwise called Thomas Powell , was in due form of law tried and convicted upon a certain indictment against him, for, that he on the 18th day of February, in the 42d year of his Majesty's reign, with force and arms, at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, one deal box, value 1 s. one waistcoat, value 3 s. two coats, value 12 s. one pair of breeches, value 1 s. one pair of shoes, value 4 s. one night shirt, value 1 s. five books, value 8 s. seven pair of stockings, value 7 s. two pin cloths, value 1 s. 6 d. three night-caps, value 6 d. and three handkerchiefs, value 6 d. the goods and chattels of Richard Snell , feloniously did steal and carry away, and the said Thomas Dungworth , otherwise Thomas Powell, was thereupon ordered and adjudged to be transported beyond the seas, for the term of seven years, to such place as his Majesty, with the advice of his privy counsel should be pleased to declare and appoint, Dated January 1, 1806, signed Thomas Shelton .

Q. (to Alpoat.) Did you ever see the prisoner before? - A. Yes, I saw him tried, I was in court at the time he was tried.

Q. Do you mean upon the subject of the indictment that has been just read? - A. Yes.

Q. Do you know him to be the same person?A. I know him to be the same person, I am turnkey of Newgate.

WILLIAM HOMAN sworn. Do you know any thing of the prisoner at the bar being at large? - A. Yes, I apprehended him at the corner of Bow-street, St. Paul, Covent-Garden , on the 23d of last December, near twelve o'clock at night.

Q. What was he about? - A. I do not know that he was about any thing at that time, he was at the corner of Bow-street , just going along to the Piazza.

Q. He was at large and at liberty? - A. Yes.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave myself to the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 29.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

80. DANIEL CARROL was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Daniel Chilvers , about the hour of ten at night, on the 26th of December , with intent to steal and burglariously stealing therein a tea-chest value 1 s. one brass cookery instrument, value 1 d. a handkerchief, value 2 d. and a brush, value 6 d. the goods of Daniel Chilvers , one brush, value 6 d. a pair of breeches, value 10 s. and a looking glass, value 6 d. the property of William Smith , a pair of scizzars, value 6 d. a chisel, value 1 d. a looking glass, value 2 d. and a marking instrument, value 2 d. the property of Edward Mortimer .

DANIEL CHILVERS sworn. I keep the Coach and Horses, Grovesnor-square .

Q. Do you know whether the house was shut up before you took the prisoner into custody? - A. It was not before I took him into custody; the prisoner at the bar was quartered upon me on the 20th of December, I saw him in the tap-room about eight in the evening.

Q. What part of the house did he sleep in? - A. In the attic story; between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I sent fortwo watchmen to apprehend him, they took him out of bed in my house.

MARY GIBSON sworn. I lodge in Mr. Chilvers's house; after the prisoner was taken into custody; I searched the bed immediately. I found a pair of breeches in the bed, two clothes brushes and a handkerchief: I took them down stairs, and delivered them to Alexander Ball , the constable.

Q. Do you know the room where William Smith lodge? - A. Yes: but I took no notice of the door on that day.

Q. How were these articles that you found? A. They were underneath the mattress upon the sacking of the bed, the name of Smith was written upon the breeches, they are dark velveteen.

WILLIAM SMITH sworn. On the 20th of December, I was out of town: I left the lodging about the 13th of October: I secured the door with two locks, and took the key with me.

Q. What articles of wearing apparel; did you miss? - A. Five waistcoats, a pair of dark velveteen breeches, and several small articles.

EDWARD MORTIMER sworn. I left my trunk with Mr. Chilvers in the room, where I had lodged at the top of the house, locked and corded.

Q. Had you any scissars? A. Yes: and a chisel, a looking glass, and a stamp.

RACHAEL LONGWELL sworn. My husband is an armourer. On Friday evening the 20th of December, about six o'clock, the prisoner came to our lodgings for his order that he was to be on guard on Saturday, when he got up to go away, he left a bundle under the chair. He told me he would call for it in the morning: I kept the bundle till Christmas evening, and then my husband carried it to James Murry the pay serjeant, the bundle contained a fustian jacket, a nankeen jacket and waistcoat.

ROBERT MURRY sworn. I produce the bundle that I received from John Longwell , he is armourer to the company; there is two jackets and a waistcoat.

ALEXANDER BALL sworn. I am constable.

Q. Have you got any articles, that you received on the 20th of December? - A. I have; I went up in the room, and found them there: I produce two looking glasses. I found them in the prisoner's room, and this brass cookery instrument, and this marking stamp. In the next room, which is called Mr. Smith's room: I found under the drawers, this pair of scissars broke, as your lordship sees them, I found this chisel on the top of the drawers, I found a bunch of keys laying on Smith's table.

Q. Did you receive any thing else from any body? - A. From Mary Gibson , when I was in the bar, I received these two brushes tied up in the prisoner's handkerchief, this tea chest, and these velveteen breeches.

Q. Did you examine the door of Smith's room? - A. Yes, the screw that fastened the padlock, had been cut off by some instrument, the lock of the door was forced open, and two lower drawers in Smith's room were forced open. I tried the scissars and the chisel to the drawers that were forced open, and they seemed to fit the marks on the drawers that were cut; the drawers were cut terribly.

(The property identified by the witnesses.)

The prisoner said nothing in his defence, nor called any witness to character.

GUILTY - of stealing only , aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Chambre.

81. ROBERT FLETCHER was indicted for feloniously making an assault in the King's highway on the 7th of December , upon Margaret Croydon , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one pair of sheets, value six shillings, a pair of stockings value 1 s. two handkerchiefs, value 2 s. one counterpane value 4 s. and a bank note value one pound, the property of the said Margaret Croydon .

MARGARET CROYDON sworn. On the evening of the 7th of December, I was returning home about eleven o'clock at night.

Q. Where was you coming from? - A. I went into Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane, I was going into Little Coram-street, Russel-square, when I got into Guilford-street , at the end, opposite of the Foundling, a man came behind me, and gave me a violent blow on my head, and snatched my bundle that I had under my arm.

Q. Were you knocked down? - A. No, I did not fall.

Q. What was in that bundle? - A. A pair of sheets, a counterpane, a pair of stockings, a neck handkerchief, and one pocket handkerchief, and a one pound note; the man snatched the bundle, and ran away as fast as he could.

Q. You see distinctly that it was a man that took the bundle from under your arm? - A. I did.

Q. Were you in a condition to make any observation of his person or dress? - A. No, I was very much frightened, but I ran after him, and called out Stop thief as loud as I could.

Q. In which direction did he run? - A. He ran towards Guildford Place first, he did not go up there, he went strait forward.

Q. What is the name of that street? - A. Guildford-street. Some persons that are in court heard me cry out.

SAMUEL FISHER sworn. On Saturday evening, in the early part of December, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, returning home from Lamb's-conduit street, with three of my neighbours, I heard a woman call out Stop thief; I was in the beginning of Guildford Place.

Q. Is Guildford Place a square or a street? A. It joins Lamb's-conduit-street; it is a street, there is about two houses on each side, I believe. When I heard the woman cry out Stop thief, I saw a man running towards me and my neighbours, but seeing of us he took another course, he ran strait down Guildford-street till he came to Carolina Place, then he turned up there; I immediately ran after him, he dropped a bundle.

Q. Did you pick it up or how? - A. I stepped over it and pursued the man; when I came to the end of Carolina Place, there was a man had got the prisoner at the bar in custody. I heard the prisoner ask the person that is here a witness, what he had hold of him for, he had done nothing; he was taken to the watchouse.

Q. When you set about pursuing him after you heard the woman cry out Stop thief, had you your eye upon him the whole time? - A. I had till he came to the corner of Carolina Place, then I was obstructed by the corner of the Foundling wall.

Q. How long might that interruption continue? - A. I suppose about five or six minutes.

Q. When you had turned the corner, and by that means could see, what did you observe? A. Before I got to the corner he was taken into custody; he was then at the other end of Carolina Place when I got up to him.

Q. Had you any opportunity of observing his dress? - A. No, not till he was taken; it was rather a cloudy night, the moon was shining, but not bright.

MATHEW MURPHY sworn. I am a watchman; I was in the watchbox the corner of Carolina Place, I heard the cry of Stop thief, I run directly towards Guildford Place, I tried to catch hold of him, but I was in the middle of the street running, and he got past me.

Q. Could he see that you was attempting to catch him? - A. Yes, I followed him to the top of Carolina Place, I halloed out Stop him, and a man behind a hackney coach at the top of Carolina Place laid hold of him; with that I got up to him, the man had hold of him by the coat, I took hold of him by the collar, and conveyed him to the watchhouse.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alley.

Q. What distance is this from Gray's Inn lane? - A. It is not very far distant from it, there may be a couple of turnings to it.

JAMES WEST sworn. I am a gentleman's servant: I was waiting at No. 6, Carolina Place, a little after eleven o'clock the servant came and told me the family was going away, I had got a coach waiting for them; the moment that I opened the coach door to let the family in, there was an alarm of Stop thief. In the scuffile of taking this man, I got a blow upon the nose, from which there was a great effusion of blood; I saw this man lay hold of him.

Q. Did you perceive yourself struck? - A. No, I did not know any thing of it till my nose bled; the watchman came up, and the gentlemanthat employed me went up with him to the watchhouse; I was not with him a moment, I believe him to be the person that I took.

Murphy. That is the man that I took the prisoner from, and the prisoner is the man that I took to the watchhouse.

JOHN JESSOP sworn. I was in Carolina Place; I went up and assisted, and I went to the watchhouse; I produce the things.

Q. Who picked them up? - A. Michael Heron ; he is not here.

Q. (to prosecutrix) You have told us what things were in your bundle, look at them and see if they are yours? - A. It is the bundle that was snatched from me, that table cloth was in the bundle, it is not mine, the stockings, handkerchiefs, and sheets, are all mine.

Q. Is the note there? - A. No, the bundle was open when it was brought to the watch-house, and the note was gone; the bundle was only pinned, the bundle was done up in this handkerchief, I had bought the handkerchief but a week before.

ELIZABETH DAWES sworn. Examined by Mr. Alley. I live at No. 4, Fox's-court, Gray's Inn lane, I keep a chandler's shop there.

Q. What time do you generally shut up shop? - A. At eleven o'clock on Saturday nights, and ten o'clock on other nights.

Q. Who shuts the shop for you? - A. The prisoner at the bar; he and his wife lodged with me, he is a plaisterer .

Q. There is a road from Tottenham-court road to your house? - A. Yes,

Court. So I understand. Is Carolina Place the direct road to your house from Tottenham-court road? - A. I am not acquainted with that road? the prisoner did not shut up my shop on that night, he was gone out.

JOHN ECTON sworn. Examined by Mr. Alley. What are you? - A. I am foreman to Mr. Slade, a plaisterer, the prisoner worked for him at the time he was apprehended.

Q. Where was your pay-table? - A. At the Rising Sun, Tottenham-court road, I paid him there that night.

Q. From that part of the road this is a direct road to Gray's Inn lane? - A. It is.

Court. Is Carolina Place the strait way from Tottenham-court road to Gray's-inn lane? - A. I cannot answer that.

Jury. Do not you know it is not the direct way? - A. I do not know where Carolina Place is.

Prisoner's Defence. I am a plaisterer; coming home from my pay-table, I was running down Guildford-street to shut up my landlady's shop; hearing the cry of Stop thief I was taken for another person, I know nothing of the lady, I never saw her before I saw her at the watch-house.

The Prisoner called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 27.

First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

82. MATTHEW MAZZONI was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 3d of January , one Egyptian plaster figure, value 32 s. two plaister figures, value 50 s. the property of John Hamilton , in his dwelling house .

(The Case was stated by Mr. Knapp.)

JOHN HAMILTON sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. I am a statuary and mason , I live at No. 162, Sloane-street, Chelsea .

Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - A. Yes.

Q. When did he come to your service? - A. On the 31st day of July, 1804, I believe.

Q. In what situation was he employed by you? A. As a journeyman .

Q. Had he any authority from you at any time during the time that he staid with you to sell any of your goods? - A. Never, not even my wife.

Q. Did you loose these articles in the indictment? - A. I did, with others; these articles are, the cobler and his wife, and the Egyptian mummy; I missed them about eleven months ago, when the prisoner was in my service; he left my service about the beginning of last November, I found the figures in Mr. Lee's house in Sloane-street; on the 3d of January, I found them by accident, the servant brought them down to me in mistake for something else; when I saw the cobler I knew it to be mine, I turned it up, I said is there not a fellow to it, the fellow to it was brought part of the way down stairs, I went into the dining-room, and there I saw the mummy in the corner of the room, standing up with a bust of Homer upon it. I looked to the mark and knew it to be mine; Mr. Lee was not at home.

Q. Had you before your servant went away, sold either of these in your shop, the cobler and his wife or the mummy? - A. Never to Mr. Lee or any body else.

Q. How soon did you see Mr. Lee? - A. I did not see Mr. Lee till I got the warrant; on the same day the prisoner surrendered before the magistrate.

Q. Did you describe to Mr. Lee the marks? A. I did before I took them out of the house; the mark is two crosses, I put the mark at the bottom of each about eleven months ago.

Q. Is this your own dwelling-house that you live in? - A. No, it is my own property.

Cross-examined by Mr. Const.

Q. You are in partnership with your father I understand? - A. Yes, but this is a business that I took up on my own account entirely, about a year and a half ago.

Q. Was this man your servant? - A. Yes, he came from Mr. Blore, I think he told me that Mr. Blore gave him twenty-eight shillings a week, I agreed to give him thirty; I agreed to give him task work, as he said he was rather low.

Q. There is nothing due to him for wages? A. No, nor any thing else.

Q. He is your debtor? - A. I think he is, I have got an account of every farthing that I paid him, he generally over drew, he went away without paying me, in fact I told him I was disatisfied with his conduct; I suppose he owes me twenty pounds at least.

Q. Did he ever make a demand of more than that of you; did he ever employ an attorney? - A. He did, for the sum of 196 l. 12 s. 6 d. after he had left my service.

Q. Did you ever make a public charge against him previous to his leaving you? - A. No, I depended too much upon the man.

Mr. Knapp. Had Mr. Lee dealt with you at any time for figures? - A. Never.

Mr. Gurney. When was the demand made by the attorney for the prisoner? - A. About three weeks before this, after he had left me.

Q. Did you discharge him or he leave your service voluntarily? - A. I told him that I had missed a great quantity of figures, and then he went away.

Q. Then he made this demand? - A. Yes.

Q. Did you ever say that you had lost these things, and that you should prosecute for it? - A. Never.

SAMUEL HAMILTON sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. You are an officer belonging to Marlborough-street? - A. I am: on the 3d of this month I had a search warrant, I went to Mr. Lee's house; I told him my errand, we went up stairs, the two small figures were in the back drawing room, and this Egyptian figure in the front room, the prosecutor laid claim to them, I took the figures and Mr. Lee's word (being a respectable man in the neighbourhood) to come the next morning, which he did; the prisoner came to the office the next morning; I had not taken the prisoner up.

JAMES LEE sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. We understand you live in Sloane-street. These things that are now produced were found in your house? - A. Yes, I purchased them of Mazzoni. I purchased the cobler and his wife about nine months ago.

Q. Had you known Mazzoni before? - A. I knew him at Mr. Blore's, I had bought these things, he makes these sort of things. About nine months ago, as I was going home, I met Mazzoni, I mentioned to him that I had got a bust that I wanted bronzed, he made a reply, I have left Mr. Blore, but I will do it for you as well as any body; he did it and brought it home, I paid him for it, I asked him what I should give him for the two figures, describing them to him, I do not recollect what he asked me, I told him I would give him a guinea, he made a demur at the price, I said you may let it alone; I saw him at Mr. Hamilton's shop about three weeks before they were brought home, there was a large figure there, I went in and saw Mazzoni, I asked him about the figures.

Q. What figures? - A. The cobler and his wife; he had agreed to my proposal, he brought them home in about three weeks after I saw him at Mr. Hamilton's shop, and I paid him, I think it was a guinea or twenty shillings.

Q. Did Mr. Hamilton go with you to the the figures? - A. No. Mazzoni told me as soon as it was dry to take the bronze he would bring it me home.

Court. Could Hamilton at the part of the shop that he was at hear that? - A. I cannot say, the shop is large, this was at the bottom of the shop, and Mr. Hamilton never moved.

Q. Where did you get the large mummy? - A. I had purchased a bust of Homer at a sale in Bond-street; I saw Mazzoni at the top of Sloane-street, I told him that I wanted a stand, describing the stand, I asked him what he would charge for it, he asked me twenty-nine or thirty shillings, I told him I would give a guinea; I called three or four different times at Mr. Hamilton's shop about it, and the servant called Mazzoni down; and once when I called on Mazzoni, Mr. Hamilton was in the shop, I walked down the shop with him and he shewed me the stand.

Q. Had you any conversation either about the cobler and his wife or the mummy with Mr. Hamilton? - A. No. I had been in the habit of employing his father near seventeen years to some considerable amount; I called at his father's yard one time about some business, Mr. Hamilton behaved extremely rude; I was always shy with Young Hamilton after.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney.

Q. The cobler and his wife was made for you by Mazzoni by an order which you gave? - A. Yes.

Q. You afterwards gave him an order for that mummy, which was made and brought home to you? - A. Yes.

Q. While the mummy was making you went to the shop as you had done several times before; did Mr. Hamilton see you? - A. He must, Mazzoni was then in the shop.

Q. Did you converse together in whispers? - A. By no means.

Q. You say you saw this figure, and Mazzoniwas telling you that it was not fit for bronzing, and when it was dry enough he told you he would bring it home? - A. Yes.

Q. Was there any thing in Mazzoni's conduct that appeared he was telling any thing secret without the knowledge of his master? - A. Certainly not; I considered him the principal in these things; I did not know that Hamilton was in that branch of business.

Q. Did you look upon Hamilton as his master? - A. I did not; I looked upon it that he did it upon his own account.

Q. Before Mazzoni was there Hamilton did not do any such things? - A. No, the shop was fitted out as a mason's with marble chimney pieces.

Q. Had you any conversation with Hamilton after the prisoner had been examined at Marlborough-street? - A. I asked him what could be his motive in taking these steps; he made a reply that he brought him in a bill above an hundred pounds; what could he do?

Court. What employment did you suppose the prisoner at the bar had under Hamilton? - A. I looked upon him as making these figures for Mr. Hamilton, or any other person that should engage him.

Q. Not as a servant? - A. I never looked upon him as a servant to Mr. Hamilton.

Prisoner's Defence. My first connection with Mr. Hamilton was through his coming to Mr. Blore; he told me repeatedly if I would leave him he would take me in partnership; I told him I would not leave Mr. Blore to work as journeyman at another place, but if I could be in partnership I would leave Mr. Blore; under that colour he took me. I knew Mr. Lee previous to my going to Mr. Hamilton, I had done some things for him; Mr. Lee met me one day in Sloane-street, he asked me to bronze a head for him; I told him then I did not live with Mr. Blore, I lived with Mr. Hamilton, but I could do it all the same; I went and fetched the head and bronzed it; in a little while after Mr. Lee said he should like a pair of figures, the cobler and his wife, I said I could make them; he said, have you got the moulds, I said Mr. Hamilton bought the moulds of Mr. Blore; I told Mr. Hamilton, and Mr. Hamilton told me to deal with him, for says he, he does not deal with me; I executed the work for him, in a little while after Mr. Lee ordered the mummy, for which I received the money, and Mr. Hamilton desired me to keep it; Mr. Hamilton gave me leave to make any cast that I wanted, for my own use, or what not.

Court. (to prosecutor) Do you remember Mr. Lee coming to your shop when Mazzoni was there? - A. I cannot remember it; I have seen Mr. Lee stand and look at a large figure that I had.

Q. Have you any recollection of his coming in the shop and going down the shop along with Mazzoni? - A. No.

Q. Of course you do not recollect any conversation in the shop between them? - A. No, that I am certain of.

The prisoner called seven witnesses who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Chambre.

83. THOMAS NICHOLS was indicted for that he on the 31st of October , was servant to Daniel Careless Webb , and being such servant did receive, and take into his possession, one bushel of beans, value 5 s. for, and on account of his said master; and that he having taken the same into his possession on account of his said master, fraudulently did embezzle, secrete, and steal the same .

Second Count. For like offence, only varying the manner of charging.

DANIEL CARELESS WEBB sworn. The prisoner at the bar was employed by me as a carter , and he was entrusted with my team to fetch corn from Mr. Knight's, a cornchandler, with whom I dealt in Oxford-street . I am a farmer , I live at Kilburn.

Q. Was he so employed by you in October last? - A. He was. The consumption of corn in the early part of October, gave me suspicion to think that something was wrong; on the 22d of October I sent for a sack of oats, a bushel of beans, and a sack of chaff, which is the usual quantity that I have had about once a week or ten days, since September; I sent a particular written order each time; on that day I sent my team by the prisoner, he brought back a sack of chaff, a sack of oats, and no beans; I asked him the reason why he did not bring a bushel of beans, as mentioned in the order; he told me that Mr. Knight had no beans, nor had not had any beans for some time past; being surprised at that I went into my parlour and made a minute in my day book, therefore I can positively swear to not receiving any beans on the 22d of October. On the 31st of October, finding no beans come, I immediately wrote to Mr. Knight for my bill, the prisoner only having brought a sack of oats and a sack of chaff, I had given him a written order for a sack of oats, a bushel of beans, and a sack of chaff; I asked the prisoner the same question, he said Mr. Knight had no beans. On the 18th of November, I took the prisoner to Mr. Knight's; Mr. Knight's man stated to him that the beans had been delivered, the prisoner said he neverhad any beans; when I went into the parlour, he ran away out of the shop. I heard that he was at work at Pinner, I went on Saturday morning and apprehended him, and brought him to town, and lodged him in Marybone watch-house.

- sworn. I am servant to Mr. Knight.

Q. Do you remember on the 31st of October, the prisoner coming with any order to you? - A. I never kept any account of the day. I recollect his coming on the latter end of October, he came three or four times in October. I delivered each time to him a sack of oats, a sack of chaff, and a bushel of beans; I am quite sure of that.

Prisoner's Defence. What they accuse me of is quite wrong. I am innocent of that job. I do not know any thing about it.

The prisoner called one witness who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

84. ROBERT KING was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 16th of December , two shirts, value 10 s. one half handkerchief, value twopence, and a bank note, value 1 l. the property of Dennis Kenny .

DENNIS KENNY sworn. I am a journeyman carpenter , I lodge at the sign of the Yorkshire Grey, at the corner of the King's-road, Gray's-inn-lane . On the 16th of December, about three weeks before I applied for a search warrant, I missed a one pound note out of my pocket-book, in my trunks, a week after that I missed a clean shirt out of the same trunk, and a week after that I missed another shirt out of the same trunk, I did not miss the half handkerchief till I saw it in his box. The prisoner lodged in the same room with me, he is a carpenter . On the 16th of December I got a search warrant at Hatton-garden office, I went and searched his two chests.

Q. Was the prisoner in the room? - A. No, he was out at work. I had two officers with me when I searched his chest; upon opening the first chest I saw two shirts, one of which I thought to be mine, and the other I knew to be mine from the mark that was on it, and this half handkerchief was in the box, and this one pound bank note was found laying at the bottom of the chest.

Q. Had you took the number of that bank note before you had lost it? - A. I had of that and two more about three weeks before I lost it. The officer took the things, one shirt I did not immediately know at the time, but afterwards, on close examination, I discovered it to be mine; he had almost taken the mark out of it. Two days afterwards I brought Stanton, the officer, to the house again, to take the last shirt with him.

Cross-Examined by Mr. Alley.

Q. You say you and the prisoner are both carpenters, did not you both work for Messrs. Wig and Mansfield? - A. Yes.

Q. They are people of respectability. You have been discharged from their service since you made this accusation? - A. No, before.

Q. Do you always mark your notes? - A. I do not. I was resolved if I had a spare note to lay by I would take the number of it, accordingly I took the number of these notes.

Q. I suppose you communicated your loss to your fellow lodger on the evening of the same day you lost it? - A. No, I only told the landlord privately, between him and me.

Q. Do you mean to say that you never charged the prisoner with having taken the note before you got the warrant? - A. I never said a word to the prisoner till after I got the warrant; I could not accuse any one.

Q. Did you ever mention the loss of your first shirt to the prisoner, which you say you lost a week after you lost the one pound note? - A. I believe every person in the house heard it.

Q. A week after that you lost another; do you think that every body in the house heard of that too? - A. I believe they did.

Q. Then your loss must be well known to the prisoner? - A. I believe it was.

Q. Had not you and the prisoner a quarrel before you made this accusation? - A. No.

Q. Do you not remember bringing some window lead into the house, and putting it into the box which was common to you and him, for which he was angry with you? - A. Never.

Q. Did he not make a complaint to your master about it? - A. Not to my knowledge.

Q. Was not there a chest in the room that was common to you and him? - A. Yes, there was a chest of the prisoner's in the room that had but little clothes of the prisoner's in it, and I put some of my clothes in it, such as a coat and waistcoat, but no shirts.

Q. The key of that chest was always hanging up in that room? - Yes.

Q. Will you take upon you to swear that these shirts were not put in by yourself? - A. I will.

Q. Did not your washerwoman, by the desire of you, put the shirts in that box, when you was out of the way? - A. No.

Q. When you was before the magistrate, did you give the magistrate the number of that note? - A. I did not.

Court. You have been aked some questions about a chest, in which the prisoner said you might put some clothes in, was that the chest in which these shirts were found? - A. Yes.

Q. And in which there were some of your clothes? - A. Yes. But three weeks before I got the warrant I took them out, and was resolved to keep them out of it, as I suspected him taking the one pound note.

A. Had you lost the shirts before you took the things out of the chest? - A. No, I had only lost the note before I took the things out of the chest.

THOMAS STANTON sworn. I am an officer. On the 16th of December I went with Hancock to the prisoner's lodgings, and in his chest I found a shirt which the prosecutor claimed, a half white handkerchief, and a one pound note.

Q. Did he tell you the number of that note? - A. Yes, directly, before the note was opened. On the 19th he came to me and informed me, that one of the shirts I had left behind was his. I produce the shirts and the one pound note.

Q. (to Prosecutor.) First look at the shirt Stanton took away on the 16th? - A. This is my shirt, it is marked D. K, No. 5, the half handkerchief is mine, it has my name, in red ink, in full length, and the other shirt belongs to me, the name may be dimly seen.

Q. Now tell me the number of the note? - A. 4793.

Q. (to Stanton.) Is that the number he told you? - A. It is.

ROSOMON MYERS sworn. Q. Do you wash the linen of the prosecutor Denny? - A. Yes, and I wash for the prisoner.

Q. Look at that shirt that the mark is almost rubbed out? - A. That shirt was in King's bundle the last time that I washed it, and I carried it home in King's bundle. Sometimes their linen was tied together.

Mr. Alley. Q. You know of course that red ink will wash out? - A. It will.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the charge that is laid against me, I know not of one article being in the chest. On Sunday evening he was at the chest till near one o'clock, I thought he was putting in his clothes, as he was in the habit of putting them there, he always had the use of my chest to put in his linen and his clothes. When I came home at one o'clock, my landlady said that Kenny had lost a one pound note and two shirts. I made answer, that he had been out along with the girls of the town as usual; I did not suppose that he had lost any shirts; I offered two or three times to go and look in my chest, but he refused.

The prisoner called two witnesses who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

85. THOMAS PRIOR was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Gill , between the hours of five and six at night, on the 13th of January , and feloniously stealing therein, twenty-eight yards of cambric muslin, value 35 s. and twenty-eight yards of calico, value 15 s. the property of George Gill .

GEORGE GILL sworn. Q. Where is your warehouse, Mr. Gill? - No. 85, Watling-street . I keep a Manchester warehouse . I know nothing of the robbery; I can only speak to the property, and of shutting the door firmly after me, when I went out, a little after five o'clock; the inner door fastened by jamming very tight, there was no spring lock nor latch to that door, the outer door I left open.

EDWARD THOMPSON sworn. I live at No. 91, Watling-street; I was proceeding down the street between five and six o'clock.

Q. Was there day-light enough to distinguish the features of a man, supposing there had been no lamps or candles in the windows? - A. I do not think there was. I observed the prisoner at the bar with a piece of white goods under his arm, near to Mr. Gill's door, he was not above a couple of yards from the door, and there appeared to be a piece laying on the ground, that had been dragged out of the warehouse.

Q. Was the prisoner alone? - A. I did not see any one with him, observing that I made the best of my way up to him as fast as I could.

Q. Did he see you? - A. I believe he did, he set up a running.

Q. Did he keep the piece of goods still under his arm? - A. Yes, I overtook him about forty or fifty yards from the premises, I stopped him, I told him he must go back with me to Mr. Gill's with the piece of goods, he begged of me to let him go, I took him back, and the goods were claimed by Mr. Gill's warehouseman; he was secured.

MATTHEW WOODBRIDGE sworn. I am warehouseman to Mr. Gill, on the 13th of January, Mr. Thompson delivered the prisoner at the bar, and the pieces of goods to me, I secured the prisoner.

Q. When he brought the prisoner and thegoods back to you, did you know them to be the goods of Mr. George Gill ? - A. Yes I did, they were piled very near the door.

Q. Did you see Mr. Gill go out of the warehouse? - A. I did.

Q. Might not the door have been left a jar, by somebody going in, or coming out, between the time that Mr. Gill left the warehouse, and the time the prisoner was brought back? - A. There was no person in the warehouse but me, I never heard the door open, after Mr. Gill went out till the prisoner was brought back, I was only about ten yards off from the door in the warehouse.

Q. How many minutes was it from the time Mr. Gill went out, and the time the prisoner was brought back? - A. I suppose about ten minutes, the door does not latch, it fastens very tight, it requires a great deal of force to push it open.

Q. Did you see any other piece besides that which was brought back with him? - A. That was the only piece that was brought back with him, the other piece was partly in doors, and partly out; both the pieces were Mr. Gill's.

JOHN WILLIS sworn. I took the prisoner in custody, I produce the property.

Q. (to Woodbridge) Are they your master's property? - A. I know them to be my master's goods, this piece of cambric muslin was brought back with the prisoner, and the other piece was in the warehouse, not two minutes before he was taken.

Prisoner's Defence. As I was coming by to go home, I observed a woman come out of the door, she had got a cloak on, she dropped this parcel, I picked it up, I did not know what it was, I never offered to run away, that gentleman told me to come back and I did.

GUILTY - aged 16.

Of Stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

86. JOHN CHURCHILL was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 20th of December , a pair of trowsers, value 7 s. the property of Edmund Darby and Henry Knott .

HENRY KNOTT sworn. I live at No 30, Gracechurch-street .

Q. Who is your partner? - A. Edmund Darby , we are slop-seller s.

Q. Did you loose a pair of trowsers at any time? - A. We did, on the 20th of December, about eight o'clock in the evening, they were found on the prisoner. The prisoner had been in our service many years. I had him stopped, when he was going to leave the warehouse at night, from information that I received from Mr. Steel. He was brought into the counting house to me, I told him that I had reason particularly to suspect him, that we had lost au article that could not be taken out of the warehouse by fair means, he said he knew nothing about them, I was welcome to satisfy myself that he had not got them about the warehouse in any part that he was employed. I told him that I must first be satisfied that he had not got them about his person; upon which he immediately said that he had, and put his hand under his apron, and apparently from the forepart of his breeches; he took them out.

Q. What is the value of them? - A. Seven shillings; I knew them to be mine.

Q. What could he earn? - A. He lived with us about twelve years, he had standing wages, twenty-five shillings a week, besides an handsome acknowledgement at Christmas; his pay was constant, whether ill or well.

GEORGE TILER sworn. Q. You work for the prosecutor? - A. Yes. On the 20th of December, the prisoner came to the counter to me, I saw him have two pair of trowsers, I informed Mr. Steel.

HENRY GILL sworn. I am a constable, I was sent for to take this man in custody. I produce the trowsers.

Prosecutor. They are ours, and they are the trowsers that was taken from him. I put my mark on them when they were taken from him.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave myself to the mercy of the Court. I have only one hand that I can use at this present time.

The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 51.

Whipped in Gaol , and then discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

87. ELIZABETH BOYNTON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 6th of December , five sheets, value 12 s. a counterpane, value 5 s. a gown, value 10 s. and a napkin, value 1 s. the property of William Baylis .

WILLIAM BAYLIS sworn. I live in Phil's Buildings, Hounsditch , the prisoner lived with me as servant . On the 6th of December I went down in the kitchen with my wife, she took up the side carpet on the kitchen, and underneath the carpet there was a handkerchief which contained a number of duplicates, a shilling, and some halfpence.

Q. Did you ask her whose property these duplicates related to? - A. She said they were mine, she said she was sorry she had done it,but she meant to replace them. I sent for Forrester, and I delivered the prisoner and the duplicates to him.

JOHN FORRESTER sworn. I am an officer of Lambeth-street, I was sent for by Mr. Baylis, he delivered about forty-six duplicates in a handkerchief. I produce the duplicates.

- YOUNG sworn. I am servant to Mr. Barker of Hounsditch. I produce two sheets and a gown pawned by the prisoner; I know the prisoner, she frequented the shop.

CHARLES REECE sworn. I am servant to Mr. Perkins, a pawnbroker in Bishopsgate-street. I produce three sheets, I do not know the prisoner, they were pawned by a woman. (The property identified by the prosecutrix.)

Prisoner's Defence. My mistress lent me the gown to pledge for her.

Q. (To prosecutrix.) Did you ever lend her that gown? - A. I did not, I never had occasion to do any thing of the kind while she was with me.

GUILTY , aged 47.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

88. JOSEPH KIMPSON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 3d of January , a pewter pot, value 2 s. the property of John Hewitt .

JOHN HEWITT sworn. I am a publican , I keep the Castle at Moorgate.

Q. Do you know the prisoner? - A. Yes; I have lost pots from the manufactory where he was employed; the pot was produced to me by Mr. Vaughan, I knew it to be mine.

CHARLES VAUGHAN sworn. I am clerk to Mr. Baker, mangle manufacturer.

Q. The prisoner worked with you? - A. Yes, after the prisoner went out of the house we had suspicion that he had a pot about him; Batho the constable followed him by Mr. Hewitt's directions, he was brought back to Mr. Baker's counting house, he was searched, there was nothing found upon him. I went into the shop where he worked, and under the bench where he worked, I found one pot of Mr. Knight's, and one belonging to Mr. Hewitt, they were both bent quite flat.

- BATHO sworn. I am a constable, I produce the pots.

Prosecutor. This is my pot.

Prisoner's Defence. I really do not know how they came here.

The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

89. JOSEPH KIMPSON was again indicted for feloniously stealing on the 3d of January , five pewter pots, value 10 s. the property of Stephen Knight .

STEPHEN KNIGHT sworn. I am a publican ; I keep the Golden Hind, Little Moorfields.

Q. Did you serve Mr. Baker's manufactory with beer? - A. Yes, ever since I have been in the house. Having frequently lost pots, I had great reason to suspect the prisoner; on the afternoon I took him a pint of beer, and when I went for the pot he denied having it; I saw two of my pots at Mr. Hewitt's, and the next day I saw three there.

JAMES HANCOCK sworn. I am an officer of Hatton Garden; in consequence of being informed that this man was in custody for stealing of pots, I went to his lodging in Cow Cross; Mrs. Mitchell let us have the key; we unlocked the door, and found there three pots belonging to Mr. Knight.

Q. Did you know where the prisoner lodged? A. Not of my own knowledge.

Q. (to Vaughan) Do you know where the prisoner lodged? - A. No.

Q. (to Batho) Did you know where his lodgings were? - A. No.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

90. MARY SAUNDERS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 19th of December ; a waistcoat, value 10 s. the property of William Hayward .

WILLIAM HAYWARD sworn. I live in Barbican , I am a tailor and salesman ; on the 19th of December, between three and four in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner at the bar and another woman lurking about the door, there was a man in the shop that I was attending to, I rather suspected them, seeing there was something that passed between the man and them; as soon as I saw them run off, I got a person to mind the shop, and I pursued them; I overtook the prisoner in Aldersgate-street, the other ran off, I took her cloak of one side, and found the waistcoat under her cloak in her apron, I knew the waistcoat to be mine.

Q. Where was this waistcoat taken from? - A. It was taken from the door, it was pinned a few inches within the door on a coat, and a string went over them both.

- TURNER sworn. I am a constable, I took the prisoner into custody, I produce the waistcoat.

Prosecutor. That waistcoat is mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going along Barbican, when I came to the corner of Aldersgate-street, I saw two women running along, they stopped at a court and dropped that waistcoat, I picked it up.

Q. (to prosecutor) What pace was she walking? - A. Very quick.

Q. Are you sure that she is one of the women that was walking up and down the street by your shop? - A. Positively that gave me the suspicion.

GUILTY , aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

91. JOHN WRIGHT was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 16th of December , sixty halfpence , the property of John Shaw .

The case was stated by Mr. Gleed.

JOHN SHAW sworn. Examined by Mr. Gleed. I am a cheesemonger , I live at No. 96, Fore-street ; the prisoner was in my employ.

Q. Did you lose the halfpence on the 16th of December? - A. On the 15th I had suspicions of him, I sent for the constable on the 16th, his box was searched in my presence by the constable; the prisoner was standing by at the time.

Q. Upon opening of the box what did you find? - A. We found several papers of copper, some half-crown papers, some five shillings, and some two shillings; one half-crown paper I could swear to; the prisoner said at the time the paper might be mine, but I could not swear to the money.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney.

Q. Can you swear to having wrapped up halfpence in this paper? - A. I have sworn to it; there were three or four half-crowns tied in such paper.

Q. It is such paper as all cheesemonger's use? A. No, not all, it is part of an old book.

Q. You buy all sorts of paper? - A. Yes.

Q. I suppose other cheesemongers buy all sorts too? - A. Yes.

Q. All you can say merely is, that you wrapped up some halfpence in some waste paper, and this paper is of the same description? - A. I know it is mine.

Court. How do you know that paper is yours? A. Because the other papers were tied up at the same time, and they correspond one with another, I know by the appearance of the hand-writing.

Mr. Gurney. Q. This kind of paper was laying about your shop to be used? - A. It was behind the counter.

Q. And therefore the prisoner being in your shop he might get it for any purpose that he wanted it for? - A. He might.

THOMAS HEDGER sworn. Examined by Mr. Gleed. I am a constable, I apprehended the prisoner, and searched his box; I produce the paper parcels of halfpence.

Q. Where did you find that parcel of copper money? - A. At the bottom of the box, he unlocked the box himself. I told the prisoner I thought it was strange of him having this quantity of halfpence; he said that he carried on business for himself at Hounslow, and had taken them in payment; the master said then he could swear to the paper, that he had told the prisoner to tie up between two and three pounds worth, and one of these parcels was the parcel that was missing; the prisoner said he might swear to the paper, but he could not swear to the money.

GUILTY, aged 22.

Judgment respited .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

92. JOHN BOROUGHS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of December , a gold broach, value 4 s. and a dollar, value 5 s. the property of James Stevens .

JAMES STEVENS sworn. I keep the Star and Garter in Panton-street ; John Boroughs was quartered in my house. Having lost several sums of money out of my pocket, on Christmas night I kept a marked dollar in my breches pocket; the broach was in the window of the bed-room. In the morning the prisoner came down when I was in the bar, I immediately run up to see if the dollar was gone, and finding it gone, I pursued the prisoner and caught him about half way down the street, I brought him back and sent for a constable, I had him searched, the dollar was found in his waistcoat pocket; the broach he had sold a few days before to a pawnbroker.

Q. What regiment does he belong to? - A. The third regiment of guards, he is a drum boy .

WILLIAM CLEMENTS sworn. I am a constable, I took the prisoner in custody, and searched him, I produce the dollar I took out of his waistcoat pocket.

Prosecutor. That is my dollar, I marked it on the counter, with the edge of an hammer.

MORGAN JONES sworn. I produce a broach, the prisoner at the bar sold it to me on the 6th of December, I gave him four-shillings for it.

Prosecutor. That is my broach.

Prisoner's Defence. I found the dollar on the top of the stairs, and the broach by the side of the bed, I kept it about a week, nobody enquired after it, I thought then it was my own.

GUILTY , aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

93. MARY BURCHAM was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of December , a gown, value 10 s. three shirts, value 5 s. four caps, value 5 s. a petticoat, value 5 s. four pair of stockings, value 5 s. and two neck shirts, value 2 s. the property of Phoebe Parker .

PHOEBE PARKER sworn. I lodge at the Blue Anchor, Fenchurch-street, in the city. I lost these things on the 27th of last month from the Bull and Gate, Holborn ; the prisoner at the bar took me to the Bull and Gate, she told me it was her lodgings, I laid with her that night.

Q. Did you know her before? - A. I did not; I met with her at the Spread Eagle in Grace-church-street; I heard of her again on Monday, (she went down to Windsor.) by the coachman that she sat with in the tap; I have found but a small part of my clothes, I lost nine shifts, nine gowns, thirteen pair of cotton stockings, four white petticoats, one great coat, six neck shirts, and three white handkerchiefs; I lost my things on the 27th, and on the 30th I found upon her person a white pair of stockings, a neck shirt, and a pair of sleeves.

ELIZABETH - sworn. I am servant at the Bull and Gate; on the 26th of December, the prisoner and the young woman came with a guard of a mail coach; he said they wanted a lodging, they slept there that night till eleven o'clock the next morning, they went out together, and asked if the clothes might remain, the prisoner said to Phoebe Parker I shall come and fetch them before it is dark, shall I not Phoebe? in the afternoon the prisoner came, she said, for her box, she was in a coach; I told the prisoner that they must come and fetch the things themselves, being dusk; I did not take notice whether Phoebe Parker was in the coach, she came out of the coach, and the hackney-coachman brought down the box, and she took the bundle. A little after that Phoebe Parker came and said she was come to pay for her lodging; I told her what had happened.

JAMES RIMINGTON sworn. I went along with these two women to Holborn from the Spread Eagle; the coachman that comes with the Boston coach met the prisoner going down to Windsor; I found her at Gerard's-hall, Basing-lane, I got her to walk with me to the Blue Anchor.

JOSEPH SUDBURY sworn. I found this property I produce at Gerard's-hall, Basing-lane, it was brought there by the Windsor coach.

SAMUEL RUSSEL sworn. I am turnkey of the Poultry compter; the prisoner at the bar came to my custody on the 30th of December; when I locked her up going to bed, she left this property, she had them on her person.

JOHN WOOD sworn. I know no more than finding the prosecutrix's box at the Golden Cross, Charing Cross, the prisoner told me that she left it there.

Q. (to prosecutrix) Now look at these things, and tell me whether they are yours? - A. They are all mine.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutrix has taken a false oath; the first time that I saw her she was very much in liquor, she was put to bed, and some person went to bed to her, she said she was come to town to walk London streets; she had lost her character at Feversham; I am a wife and a mother, though I have a blackguard husband; I took the liberty of putting these things on, as any body might have done the same with my things.

GUILTY , aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

94. THOMAS WEEDON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 4th of January , seventy-two pound weight of veal, value 3 l. the property of Sarah Greenfield .

NEEDLER GREENFIELD sworn. I am the son of Sarah Greenfield , a butcher at Tooting in Surrey; on the 4th of this month I bought a calf of Mr. Hunt in Leadenhall market.

Q. The calf was slaughtered I suppose? - A. Yes, it was chopped down in two sides, it was weighed, I paid for it, and Mr. Hunt's man put a ticket on it with my name. I then employed a porter to deliver it into my mother's cart, which was standing very near the Spread Eagle in Gracechurch-street , I left it in the care of our lad in the cart, I was absent about twenty minutes, on my return he informed me that one of the sides of veal was gone.

Q. Did you ever see it again? - A. Yes, I saw it again, at about seven o'clock in the evening at Lambeth-street office, Whitechapel; I knew it very well, the ticket was on it, and I took another breast of the same veal, and they matched.

JOHN NOWLAND sworn. Q. You are a police officer? - A. Yes, on the 4th of January, in company with Griffiths, I went to the prisoner's lodgings in Wentworth-street, Whitechapel, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, and there I saw a side of veal.

Q. Was the prisoner there? - A. He was in the passage of the house close to the room; the prisoner told me it was his room; I asked him who the veal belonged to, he said it belonged to him; I asked him if anybody slept in the room along with him, he said nobody but himself; I asked him who brought the veal there, he said he did not know, he did not bring it there, it was his property. I employed a man to take it to the office, Mr. Hunt saw it there, and said it was the veal he had sold to Mr. Greenfield. At seven o'clock in the evening Mr. Greenfield saw it at the office, he examined it with another breast of veal, it appeared to be the same kind of veal.

Prisoner's Defence. Please you, my Lord, I know nothing about the veal; I live at Mrs. Julian's, two doors of this side there; Mr. Nowland knows that I do not rent them rooms, he knew very well that Merrick rents them two rooms.

NOWLAND. Merrick rents the two rooms; he told me that he let the back-room to him for three shillings a week; Merrick lives in the front room.

GUILTY , aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

95. ANN BARRET was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 31st of December , two sheets, value 3 s. the property of Thomas Fowler .

THOMAS FOWLER sworn. Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar - A. Yes. She was my servant . On the 31st of December my wife went up to look over the rooms. She missed some sheets. The prisoner was called up stairs, and she said they were gone to the washerwoman's; I said to her, you have no right to send the sheets to the washerwoman's without your mistress's leave. I asked her where the washerwoman lived, she would not tell me; she said that was nothing to me so long as I got my things back again. I then fetched an officer to search her, taking the key of her room with me, in the mean time she went up stairs and broke her room door open, and when we searched her, we found a vast number of duplicates, and two duplicates were found upon her of sheets belonging to me. I live at the Bunch of Grapes, Albemarle-street, Clerkenwell .

JANE FOWLER sworn. I am the wife of the last witness, my husband is a publican . On the 31st of December I went up in the garret, and missed the sheets from her bed; I told the prisoner I insisted upon knowing where they were gone, she said they were at the washerwoman's. I told her I was sure it was no such thing. Mr. Fowler went to get an officer: she broke the door open.

Q. How do you know that she broke the door open? - A. There was nobody in the house besides her, I had locked the door. The officer came and searched her, and found a great many duplicates upon her.

JONATHAN TROTT sworn. I am an officer of Hatton Garden. On the 31st of December the prisoner was brought to the office by a parish constable; she had been searched, and a great many duplicates were found upon her, which were in the constable's possession. I selected two of them out, for two sheets, which I have had in my possession ever since.

THOMAS MILTON sworn. I am a pawnbroker, I live in St. John's-street, Clerkenwell. I produce a sheet pledged in the name of Ann Barret , on the 19th of December, for 1 s. 6 d.

WILLIAM ROBERTS sworn. I live with Mr. Hill, pawnbroker, Turnmill-street. I produce a sheet pawned by the prisoner, I am positive of her person, I lent her a shilling on it. (The sheets identified by the prosecutrix.)

Prisoner's Defence. I have nothing further to say, than my breaking the door open, was upon account there were some things there that was not fit for any body to go in to see.

GUILTY , aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Chambre.

96. ELIZABETH HOPTHROW was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of December , an apron, value 2 s. an handkerchief, value 6 d. two pair of stockings, value 2 s. a pair of shoes, value 3 s. a cloak, value 3 s. and a petticoat, value 6 d. the property of John Davis .

ANN DAVIS sworn. On the 10th of December I missed the stockings and the shoes, I missed the other articles about a month before; she owned that she took them before me and Mr. Trott, the officer who apprehended her.

JONATHAN TROTT sworn. On the 10th of December I was applied to by the last witnesses's husband, to take the prisoner on suspicion of stealing several things in his house, which I did I searched her and found four or five duplicates. I went to her lodgings on Saffron Hill, and in a teacup I found several duplicates. I have seven altogether, applying to goods stolen from the prosecutor, which I produce.

JOHN NORRIS sworn. I am a pawnbroker's servant. I produce a petticoat pledged in November last, I took it in myself of the prisoner, I gave her fourpence on it. The silk cloak I produce, was taken in on the fifth of April, 1805.

JOHN SHORTER sworn. I am a pawnbroker's servant. I produce a red and white cotton handkerchief, a pair of woman's shoes, and two pair of white cotton stockings, which I took in of the prisoner, and a white apron. (The property identified by the prosecutrix.)

The prisoner said nothing in her defence, nor called any witness to character.

GUILTY , aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

97. WILLIAM COSTEN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 7th of September , a silver bread basket, value 5 l. two silver waiters, value 5 l. a silver snuffer stand, value 1 l. a silver slop bason, value 2 l. two silver bottle stands, value 1 l. a pair of silver salts, value 3 l. eighteen silver four-pronged forks, value 10 l. a silver soup ladle, value 2 l. two silver tea spoons, value 2 s. two silver salt spoons, value 2 s. a silver butter knife, value 5 s. a silver skewer, value 5 s. and a pair of silver sugartongs, value 5 s. the property of Susannah Williams , in her dwelling-house .

ANN DUTTON sworn. I live at Mrs. Williams's, No. 47, Welbeck-street, St. Marylebone parish .

Q. Is Mrs. Williams a housekeeper? - A. Yes.

Q. Look round, and tell me whether the prisoner at the bar ever came to your mistress's house? - A. I think that is the same man, I am not quite certain.

Q. How long ago? - A. I think it was on the 7th of September, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning: a person, whom I think was the prisoner, came to enquire for the place, I told him to walk in and sit down in the hall; he walked in; I asked him where he lived, he told me he lived three years in his last place in the country, I cannot tell his master's name. My mistress called me up stairs, I left him sitting on the bench in the hall, I went up to her bed room.

Q. Did any thing alarm you after you was gone up stairs? - A. As I was going up stairs I saw the man open the hall-door that goes into the street. He went into the parlour and took a basket of plate out.

Q. How do you know that? - A. I do know that I missed it.

Q. Did you hear any thing? - A. My mistress heard the plate basket move.

Q. Does the parlour door open into the hall? - A. Yes, and the dining-room, they both open into the hall.

Q. Whereabouts was you at the time that you saw the man open the door that leads into the street? - A. I saw him from the two pair of stairs.

Q. What did he do then? - A. I missed him out of the hall then.

Q. Did you see him go out of the door? - A. No, I could see the hall from the two-pair of stairs, and I looked down to it.

Q. What did you do upon this, seeing him open the door? - A. I ran down stairs and called my fellow-servant.

Q. When you got down stairs, was he in the hall? - A. No. I ran into the parlour, and the plate was missing from the parlour.

Q. When had you seen the plate in the parlour? - A. That morning, I carried it into the parlour.

Q. Where had you placed it? - A. On the tray-stand in the basket.

Q. What was in it? - A. There was a silver bread basket, a silver slop bason, two silver waiters, two silver salts, two silver salt spoons, two teaspoons, one desert spoon, one table spoon, eighteen silver four-pronged forks, a silver soup ladle, a small silver skewer, a silver snuffer stand, a silver butter knife, a pair of silver sugar tongs, and two silver bottle stands.

Q. Where they entirely of silver? - A. No, the rims were silver, and the bottoms wood.

Q. These things you were carrying in the morning, and you missed them when you come down stairs; did you ever see them again? - A. Yes, we got them all again.

Q. Did you see the prisoner go into the parlour? - A. No.

Q. Did you see him go out of the parlour? - A. No, only go out of the house.

Q. Was the prisoner brought back to the house? - A. No.

Q. The person that came to enquire for the place was not brought back? - A. No.

Q. Do you know William Franklin ? - A. Yes. He was at that time my fellow-servant.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gleed.

Q. What number of servants does your mistress keep? - A. Two.

Q. Her house is in Welbeck-street, in Marybone parish? - A. I believe so.

Q. Whether it was on the 7th of September, that you do not recollect? - A. No.

Q. Whatever person came, you left him in the hall and went up stairs? - A. Yes.

WILLIAM FRANKLIN sworn. On the 7th of September I was servant to Mrs. Williams.

Q. Do you remember any alarm being given by the last witness, Ann Dutton ? - A. I was below stairs setting the breakfast things for my mistress. In consequence of the alarm I ran up stairs, (I heard my mistress call out); I looked round and I could see nobody, the door was nearly shut, I pulled open the street door, and as soon as I got out, I saw the prisoner at the bar with the basket of plate under his arm. He was about half-way up Welbeck-street.

Q. How was he moving with it? - A. He was running with it, he had the basket and the plate in it. I ran after him down Great Marybone-street. A gentleman that is here, hit him on the breast with an umbrella, and the plate fell out of the basket and I picked it up.

Q. How near was it to him when you came up to him? - A. I was very near to him when it fell from the prisoner's arms, I came up to him directly and picked it up, I carried it home to my mistress.

Q. What became of the prisoner? - A. He was taken to Marybone watchhouse.

Q. Is Welbeck-street in Marybone parish? - A. I believe so, I do not exactly know; he was taken to that watchhouse. I took the plate home. It was taken to Marlborough-street. I went in the coach with it and my mistress.

Q. What was the plate that you picked up? -- A. A bread basket and slop bason, and tea spoons.

Q. One or two? - A. I cannot say. Two waiters, a pair of bottle stands, a small silver skewer, a snuffer stand, a pair of sugar tongs, one desert spoon, one table spoon, eighteen four-pronged forks, a soup ladle, a pair of salts, a pair of salt spoons, and a butter knife.

Q. Did you go with the prisoner to the watchhouse? - A. No, I went home with the plate, Henry Fynnymore went with him to the watchhouse; we found the prisoner at the watchhouse.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gleed.

Q. Is your mistress here? - A. Yes.

Q. In consequence of some noise you heard, you came to the door? - A. Yes.

Q. Of course, the person that was running had his back to you? - A. Yes. I was very near to him when the things were knocked out of his hand, I saw him turn his face, before that I had an opportunity of seeing him very well.

HENRY FYNNYMORE sworn. Q. Were you in Marylebone-street on the 7th of September last? - A. I was in South-street on the 7th, between ten and eleven o'clock; I heard a noise, I stepped out and saw the prisoner running faster than any of the rest, I stopped him.

Q. Was he running in South-street? - A. Yes.

Q. Does South-street lead out of High-street? - A. Yes, into Blandford-street.

Q. Had he got any plate with him? - A. No.

Q. No basket? - A. Nothing of the kind; I conveyed him to Marylebone watchhouse.

Q. Did you afterwards go to Marlborough-street? - A. I did not go with him, I was there.

Q. Were there any people running after him? - A. There were a number of people running after him.

Q. You do not know where he come from, or what he had been doing of, before you saw him? - A. No.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gleed.

Q. I believe there was a number of people running in the same direction? - A. There was, but he was the foremost.

JOHN HERMAN sworn. Q. Did you see the prisoner on the 7th of September? - A. I believe I did, he is extremely altered now by dress, or something or other, I cannot take upon me to swear that he is the same man; I believe he is.

Q. Between ten and eleven o'clock where was he? - A. On my going along High-street, Marybone, I heard the cry of Stop thief, by Franklin, a former witness; upon hearing the cry, I turned round immediately, and I observed a person, whom I believe to be the prisoner at the bar, running towards South-street.

Q. He is so altered in appearance now that you cannot be positive as to his person? - A. Extremely so indeed; he had at that time a basket (which is at this moment in court) under his arm, I heard a great jingling in the basket, I supposed it to be glass bottles at the moment, I endaevoured to stop him, but thinking he might knock me down, he run so violent; I had an umbrella in my hand, the point of the umbrella went against his chest, he ran so violent that he ran against it, and every article fell out of the basket.

Q. What were the articles? - A. Those are the articles that I believe came out of the basket (pointing to them).

Q. What did they appear to you to be? - A. I conceived them to be plate.

Q. Did not you see them drop down? - A. By the umbrella coming against him, the basket flew off his arm, and a great jingling was the consequence; I believe it was that plate.

Q. You say there was something that jingled, the question is whether you saw what was the contents of the basket? - A. Not till after the prisoner was secured; immediately the prisoner passed me; I followed him instead of looking to anything that come from off his arm.

Q. How far did he run from you? - A. About two hundred yards up South-street, until he was stopped by the last witness; immediately upon his being secured by the last witness, I accompanied him so far as High-street only.

Q. Was that in the road to the watchhouse? A. It is, at the corner of High-street, I left the prisoner, and went to Mrs. Williams's house.

Q. You heard the cry of Stop thief by Franklin? - A. I did.

Q. Who was the person that was running? - A. I saw no person but the prisoner and Franklin.

Q. Was the man that you stopped the same person which the witness Fynnymore took into custody? - A. I believe him to be so.

Q. During the time that he run this two or three hundred yards, how far was you from him? - A. I was very near to him almost the whole time; I dare to say he gained upon me at one time forty or fifty yards, or rather better.

Q. During the whole time did any body else join in pursuit besides you and Franklin? - A. There were several persons endeavoured to stop him, but I could not perceive any body forwarder than me that was running after him, there might be but I did not see them; I was certainly the most forward at the corner of High-street; in South-street there possibly might be another or two following him beforeme, I cannot say that positively, I did not see them to notice them.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gleed.

Q. You cannot speak to the person of the prisoner having passed you with the basket on his arm? - A. I do not speak positively to the man, I have every reason to believe it is the man.

Q. I am not asking you collateral facts; you are not able to swear that is the man? - A. By no means, I never saw his face so as to make that observation.

Q. Which way was he going? - A. He was coming from Marybone-street towards the end of South-street, and at the corner of South-street was the very place that the umbrella hit against him.

Q. You thought it was the jingle of glass-bottles? - A. I did.

Q. You had not the curiosity to see whether it was glass that was picked up or plate? - A. I had not

Court. There was none running before the man that was stopped? - A. I did not see any running before that man that was stopped.

Q. You say there was only one corner that you run the umbrella against him; was there any other corner after that before he was stopped? - A. None.

SUSANNAH WILLIAMS sworn. Q. We understand you live in Welbeck-street? - A. Yes.

Q. What parish is that in? - A. Marybone.

Q. You are a widow ? - A. Yes.

Q. Do you remember your servant Ann Dutton on the 7th of September coming up to attend you? - A. Yes, it was a very little after ten o'clock; when she had come up I heard an uncommon rattling with the plate, when she told me that she had left a strange man in the hall, I desired her to go down, and I called one of my other servants.

Q. Do you remember your other servant, William Franklin , returning with any plate? - A. Perfectly.

Q. What became of that basket and that plate afterwards? - A. They wanted to take it from me, I would not suffer it.

Q. After it was brought back you took it to Marlborough-street? - A. Yes, I was sent for to Marlborough-street.

Q. Did you take that with you there? - A. Yes.

Q. Where is it? - A. Part of it I have brought here; some of it was mixed with other things, it was impossible to select them correct, as they were mixed with the others, I would not suffer them to be brought

Q. That bread basket, is that a part of it? - A. Yes.

Q. What is the value of that bread-basket? - A. I do not know.

Q. Do you know what it cost? - A. I do not, it is very old, I do not know what an article of it cost, it is so old.

Q. Is that waiter a part? - A. It is, and these are all a part, a snuffer stand, one spoon, a soup ladle, and four four-pronged forks, and this butter knife.

Q. Are you any judge of their value? - A. No.

Q. Can you tell the weight of it? - A. No.

Q. Are they all your property? - A. Yes.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gleed.

Q. This is your house is it? - A. Yes.

Q. When your servant Franklin returned, there was a great number of persons whose curiosity brought them with him? - A. Yes.

Q. Do you recollect whether you received your plate from Franklin or from any other person? - A. From Franklin.

Q. You kept it in your custody ever since? A. Yes, from that time to the present.

Court. (to Herman) What are you? - A. I am an auctioneer.

Q. You can tell us what is the value of it? - A. I suppose it to be about one hundred and seventy ounces of it, the whole together.

Q. Whereabouts is the value of that part which is now produced? - A. I should not mind giving 40 l. for what is in the basket.

Q. Can you say whether it is worth forty shillings? - A. Certainly.

The prisoner left his defence to his counsel; called one witness, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 25.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

[ The prosecutrix recommended the prisoner to mercy, on account of his character .]

98. JANE DRUMMOND was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 30th of November , a quilt, value 6 s. a gown, value 10 s. two petticoats, value 10 s. and a shawl, value 5 s. the property of James Lawson .

JAMES LAWSON sworn. I live in Ratcliffe Highway ; the prisoner came as servant on the 25th of November; on the 30th of the same month she absconded with the property that is mentioned in the indictment.

Q. Did you ever find the things again? - A. Yes, her mother brought the duplicates on the 31st of the following month, the prisoner was brought to our house; I sent for an officer and took her in custody

- STUBBINGS sworn. I am a pawnbroker. I live with Mr. Mathews in the Minories: On the 30th of November the prisoner came and pawned all the articles, to the best of my recollection.

Q. Are you doubtful about it? - A. I am not quite certain, I produce the articles.

Prosecutor. To the best of my knowledge they are my property.

The prisoner said nothing in her defence, nor called any witness to character.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

99. JOHN SLOPER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 21st of December , seven pound weight of pork, value 4 s. the property of Joseph Irons .

WILLIAM WILMOT sworn. I am servant to Mr. Irons, a butcher in Long Alley . On the Saturday night before Christmas, between nine and ten o'clock, I was standing at my master's stall, I saw the prisoner standing opposite.

Q. Was there any pork laying there? - A. Yes, three legs were laying in a dish.

Q. Did you keep your eye fixed on him? - A. Yes, I kept looking at him there was some more pork at the door, I called to a lady to look at that, and while I turned my back, he was gone away with the leg of pork.

Q. You did not see the pork in the hands of any one? - No, I saw him put his hand on it at the stall.

Q. Did you see the prisoner when you turned round again? - A. No, I asked my master if he had brought the leg of pork in to be weighed; he said no; I run down the alley to see whether I could see him; not seeing of him, I came back, and went up a little higher; I then saw him come down a little alley, only two doors off, I said that is the man that took the leg of pork away to the maid, she was with me; he then run as fast as he could.

Q. Had he the leg of pork with him? - A. No; when he ran I halloed out Stop thief, as loud as I could, and the watchman came up, and laid hold of him and brought him back; I told the watchman which alley he came down; we went up the alley, and found the pork lying in a corner of that alley, the pork was taken up and brought back to the shop, I knew it was the same pork, there were three of them, they were salted.

GEORGE GRANT sworn. I am a watchman; on the 21st of December, between nine and ten o'clock, I had been to buy some tobacco, I was going to do my duty, there was a cry of Stop thief; seeing the prisoner at the bar running, I stopped him.

Q. Did you see any body else? - A. There was a young man before him, walking gently up Hand-alley, it is a very narrow alley, he could not pass the young man without shoving him down; when I had stopped the prisoner, the lad came up and said, that is the man, where is my master's pork; we found the pork in another alley, where there is no thoroughfare, up against the wall in a corner.

JOSEPH IRONS sworn. I know no farther than the leg of pork being mine, I saw nothing of the transaction. The prisoner at the bar told me it was distress that occasioned him doing this, saying he had three children; I went and found he had none.

Prisoner's Defence. He asked me when I was taken, whether it was distress that occasioned me to do it; I told him it was not, I told him I had a wife and three children, but I was not so much distressed as to take his leg of pork, I never saw the leg of pork till I was taken up the alley; I am certain the boy is mistaken in the person.

GUILTY , aged 38.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Chambre.

100. MARY COLINGWOOD was indicted for that she being in the dwelling house of James Dumont Brown , on the 13th of December , about the hour of twelve at night, feloniously did steal therein, a pelisse, value 10 s. a bonnet, value 1 s. a mahogany knife-case, value 5 s. twelve silver-handle knives, value 10 s. twelve silver-handle forks, value 10 s. the property of James Dumont Brown ; a gown, value 8 s. one apron, value 2 s. a gown, value 2 s. a petticoat, value 2 s. a habit shirt, value 1 s. and a cap, value 6 d. the property of George Higgins ; that she afterwards, at the same hour. from the same dwelling-house burglariously did break out of the same .

JAMES DUMONT BROWN sworn. I live in New-street, Covent Garden . On the 14th of December, about a quarter after seven o'clock, we observed the street door open; I found the prisoner was absent from the house; upon looking to see if there was any thing gone, I missed the articles in the indictment; knowing that she came from Sunderland, I immediately went to where the Sunderland ships lay in the river, and made enquiry; I also went to different houses where the captains use, and there I gave the description of the prisoner, and told them I had been robbed, requesting of them that if such a person came to their house; to enquire for a captain, to let me know, leaving with them my address; she left me onSaturday. On the Tuesday evening a man came and fetched me to the office at Shadwell. I found her in custody, dressed in her mistress's pelisse, and a black silk bonnet.

Q. When did you see the rest of your things? A. We have them here now, they were reclaimed from the pawnbroker's, by paying the money that she had pawned them for; she had destroyed the duplicates.

GEORGE HARRIS sworn. I am an officer of Shadwell: on Tuesday the 17th of December I received information that the girl was at Shadwell, I went and apprehended her, she had the pelisse and bonnet belonging to the prosecutor's wife on her, and this gown and apron charged in the indictment.

Prosecutor. I know that such a bonnet and pelisse as that my wife did wear for a considerable time.

The prisoner said nothing in her defence, nor called any witness to character.

GUILTY, aged 14, of stealing only, but not of breaking out of the house ,

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

101. ANN COOPER and CHARLOTTE BENNETT were indicted for feloniously making an assault in the king's highway, on the 23d of November , upon Margaret the wife of John Cook , putting her in fear, and feloniously taking from her person and against her will an apron, value 1 s. a bonnet, value 1 s. 6 d. a cap, value 6 d. a handkerchief, value 6 d. five shillings, and a six-pence, and one hundred and ninety-two halfpence, the property of John Cook .

MARGARET COOK sworn. My husband's name is John Cook .

Q. Did any person take any thing from you in the month of November last? - A. I believe it was on the 23d of November, within a quarter before twelve o'clock at night, or a quarter after, I cannot tell which.

Q. Where was it? - A. In a turning in Whitechapel ; I went to get a pint of twopenny.

Q. What public house was it that you went to get a pint of twopenny? - A. They took me to the White Star; I met with them at the corner of the turning.

Q. Did you ever see them before? - A. Never in my life.

Q. How came you to have any conversation with them? - A. The public house and wine vaults where I went to get my pint of twopenny was shut up, it was opposite of where I stood with my onions, in the Butcher row, Whitechapel.

Q. You enquired of them where there was a public house that was open? - A. Yes, they told me if I would go down the street with them, they would shew me a public house.

Q. Did you go with them? - A. Yes.

Q. Did you go into the public house with them? - A. No.

Q. How came you not to go into the public house? - A. They called out to a person of the name of George, they called George in the street; I asked them what they called George for, they told me that was always the name they called when it was late, because they knew their customers; they came behind me and knocked me down.

Q. Where was you at the time they told you the reason of calling out George? - A. In the street, they were by the side of me; I bid them good night and was coming away from them

Q. How came you to bid them good night, you had not got your beer? - A. Because I would not go any further with them; I catched the shortest of the two with her hand in my pocket.

Q. Had you turned round after you bid them good night? - A. No, I came strait back to go to my things again; I had left a little girl of eleven years of age to mind the basket in the street.

Q. Which of them struck you? - A. Charlotte Bennett , the shortest.

Q. Where did she strike you? - A. In the face. (Witness pointing to her cheek by the left side of her nose.)

Q. How do you know it was the shortest? - A. When they knocked me down, I perceived them from the light of the lamp.

Q. How do you know it was Charlotte Bennet , as she was coming from behind? - A. I am very confident because the other was a distance from me; she was before me and the other was behind.

Q. You said they were behind you just now, you did not chuse to go any further, you were returning to your things? - A. When I bid them good night, one of them came on the pavement and came before me.

Q. She passed you then did she? - A. Yes.

Q. Being knocked down, what happened to you? - A. The tall one held me by the hair of my head, and kept her hand to my mouth, that I was not able to cry to any watchman or any thing else; my money was taken from me.

Q. Who took your money? - A. The short one, she took it out of my pocket apron.

Q. What money did she take from thence? -A. I had five shillings and six-pence, in silver, and I had to the amount of thirteen shillings and six-pence, or fourteen shillings and sixpence, in copper.

Q. Did the shortest take all away? - A. Yes, while the tallest was holding of me.

Q. What happened after she had taken the money out of your pocket? - A. I did not see the shortest one till she returned.

Q. Why she had not left you? - A. Yes, when she had taken the money out of my pocket, she went away.

Q. Which way did she go? - A. I cannot tell which way she went, it was impossible for me to tell while the other held me down by the hair of my head.

Q. Did the tall one do any thing to you? - A. She only held me so, and kept me down by the hair of my head till the short one came back again in about ten minutes.

Q. Did she hold you down all that while with her hand on your mouth? - A. Yes.

Q. About ten minutes you say? - A. Yes.

Q. Do you think it was as much as ten minutes? - A. Yes, I think it was.

Q. Then the shortest came back? - A. Yes.

Q. Was she holding of you down when the shortest came back? - A. Yes, she returned with a man with a brown coloured coat on, he fell down a-top of me, and then the girls ran away, I saw no more of them.

Q. Did they take any thing away besides your money? - A. My apron, cap, bonnet, and handkerchief, was taken from me while I was held down by the hair of my head, I missed them when I got up, I cannot tell who took them.

Q. How soon did the man go away after he fell down? - A. In about two minutes.

Q. What light was there in this street? - A. no light but the light of the lamps; it was under a lamp where I fell.

Q. You never saw them before that night? - A. No, I saw them on the Monday following, near the middle of Whitechapel, between the linen-draper's and the pump.

Q. Then you charged them with this, and had them taken up? - A. I looked at them stedfast in their faces; I watched to see where they went, I followed them down an alley to a skittle ground in Windfield-street; when they came there they called George, and some man looked out of the back part of the skittle ground, between the boards where the wood work was broken.

Q. Where did they go then? - A. I do not know where they went then, I turned round and saw no more of them; I went to the office and gave information, and they were apprehended.

Q. The two prisoners seem to be much smaller women than you; how came you not to get up, you seem to have sufficient strength? - A. I wished to keep my hands rather to myself.

Q. You thought proper to lye quiet for ten minutes while this girl held you down, rather than try to get up? - A. What could I do.

Q. You might have exerted your strength, and have tried? - A. How could I when she had me down by mere strength.

Q. You might have tried? - A. I did try.

Q. I did not understand you to have tried, just now you said how could you; I think if you had tried you might have overcome them? - A. I was afraid to do much, I was afraid of having a parcel of Jews about me; very possible if I had tried I might have lost my life.

Q. You thought then it was safer to lay quiet and let them do what they liked with you? - A. I was afraid I might loose my life they took the copy of my husband's freedom out of my pocket.

Q. Did you see any of your clothes again, your cap or your apron? - A. No, I was obliged to go home bare headed and bare-sided, I had not got so much as a cap to put on my head.

THOMAS GRIFFITHS sworn. I apprehended them on the 18th; I searched them and found nothing.

Cooper's Defence. I never saw the woman till I saw her at the office.

Bennet's Defence. The same.

The prisoner Cooper called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.

Both, NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

102. WILLIAM COUSENS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 23d of March , three telescopes, value 21 s. the property of George Wilson .

GEORGE WILSON sworn. I am an optician , I live in Charterhouse-street .

Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - A. Yes, he worked with me about seven months; I discharged him about the 30th of March; I can only say the telescopes are mine.

ROBERT WEST sworn. I am an optician.

Q. Was the prisoner ever in your employment? - A. Yes, he came to me in September last, he was in my service about three or four months; I discharged him on missing some tools.

Q. Did you get possession of some duplicates? - A. Yes, of the telescopes.

Q. How did you get possession of these duplicates? - A. On Sunday, the 21st of December,one of my boys went over the water, and he got in company with Francis Hart , by that means I got possession of one duplicate; I received one duplicate from Hart, and two from a shopmate of his, one of a telescope and the other an opera glass, I went to the pawnbrokers where these telescopes were pawned, to see if they were mine, one was pawned at Cotterill's in Shoe-lane, I have had it in my possession ever since; the other I received in Essex street in the Strand, the prosecutor was with me when this was taken out; I know the large one to be the prosecutor's make; I went with the officer to to take the prisoner, we searched his room and there we found several duplicates; he lodged in George-street, Blackfriars road.

WILLIAM DAVEY sworn. I am in the glass-cutting line, I live with Mr. Wilson, No 12, Charlotte-street Christ's Church.

Q. Did the prisoner at the bar work in the same shop that you were employed? - A. Yes, he worked next to me.

Q. What do you know of this matter? - A. I was at work a longside of him; he asked me whether I wanted to buy a ticket of a telescope, I believe it was about the 21st of December last, I told him that I had got no money for one, he told me to take the duplicate and pay him on the Saturday following; with that I took one, I was to pay him one shilling or one shilling and six-pence for the duplicate, besides getting it out.

Q. Did you ever give him the shilling or shilling and six-pence? - A. No, the Constable came and took him before ever I paid him, and after he had taken him in custody, the constable came round and asked the men in the shop whether they had any duplicates of William Cousens 's, I told him I had, I resigned it up.

FRANCIS HART sworn. I live at Mr. Wilson's, a glass-cutter.

Q. You know the prisoner? - A. Yes, I have worked with him about three or four months.

Q. Had you any conversation with him at any time about any duplicates? - A. About the 17th or 18th of December he asked me if I would buy one, for which I told him I would give him a glass seal; I gave him a glass seal for the duplicate. In about a week or ten days afterwards I gave the duplicate to Charles West .

JOHN KEY sworn. I am a glass-cutter.

Q. Do you know the prisoner? - A. Yes I lived with Mr. Wilson the same time as the prisoner did; I ask'd the prisoner to sell me a duplicate, by the desire of Mr. West, I bought a ticket of a telescope of the prisoner, and delivered it to Mr. West.

- EDINGTON sworn. I am a constable of the parish of Christ's Church, Blackfriar's Road: on the 23d of December last I apprehended the prisoner at the bar at Mr. Wilson's, Charlotte-street. I consequence of information I received I went back and enquired if any body had received any duplicates. Davey produced a duplicate in the name of Cousens, of a telescope pawned at Mr. Essex's for six shillings.

JAMES HENRY WILLIAMS sworn. In December last I lived with Mr. Essex; the duplicate is my hand writing in the name of Ann Cousens , here is the fellow to it, it was pawned by a woman; I produce the telescope, I cannot swear to the telescope.

Prosecutor. I will swear to it being my telescope; we can swear to our own work; the larger one also is my making, they are all my making; they are not perfect I know I had not sold them.

Prisoner's Defence. I worked with Mr. Wilson about two years ago, I left him and went to another place, I did not like my work there, I went back again to Mr. Wilson, and a little while before I I left him a fellow prentice of mine asked me if I had a mind to have a telescope or two, I told him I would, the young man made me three and brought them home to my lodgings; when they searched my lodgings they found a pocket book which contained what I gave for the telescopes, I told him I had not stole them, the prosecutor answered I know who you had them of, you had them of Bill Booth : he took out my pocket book and read it to me, he has my pocket book in his possession now.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Chambre.

103. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for that he on the 8th of December , did privily from the person of Rachael Dellear , steal, one purse, value 1 d. two half guineas, four seven shilling pieces, two bank notes, value ten pound each, two bank notes, value five pound each, and two bank notes, value one pound each, the property of William Dellear .

RACHEAL DELLEAR sworn. I live at the Duke of Clarence, Charing Cross, in the parish of St Martin's in the Fields .

Q. Did you loose any of your property on the 8th of December? - A. I lost my purse, I was sitting in the bar at past twelve o'clock at night, I was sitting up till my family had put every thing to rights; having been ill for two days I dropped asleep, while the prisoner was in the bar.

Q. How long had the prisoner been in the bar? - A. He had been in and out of the bar all the evening, he lodged with me.

Q. He had been backward and forward in the bar several times? - A. Yes, he was like one of our own family.

Q. What is the prisoner? - A. I do not know; he said that he had property to receive at the India house, he came into the bar to supper, my family was gone to bed, I was there and he was left there, and when I awoke, he was gone.

Q. Was he at supper when you fell asleep? - A. No

Q. What was the last thing that you observed him to do before you fell asleep? - A. He had some peppermint to drink.

Q. How long had you been asleep? - A. I might have been asleep perhaps half an hour, I got up and went to bed, I did not miss my purse till the next morning.

Q. How was he placed respecting of you when you went to sleep? - A. He sat at a table not far from me, because our bar is very little. The next morning when I came down stairs, I missed my purse.

Q. When had you felt your purse before you found that you had lost it? - A. That evening, I had given change just before eleven o'clock.

Q. Are you sure that you put your purse in your pocket again? - A. Yes, I am quite sure of that.

Q. What was in the purse? - A. Two ten pound notes, two five pound notes, two ones, two or three half guineas, and three or four seven shilling peices.

Q. What time of the day was it that you missed your money? - A. It was near ten o'clock; when I came down stairs he was gone, out of the house; I said to my husband that I thought he had got it, he went out of the house a little before nine o'clock, I never knew him to go out of the house before for the three weeks that he had lodged with me; my husband followed him, and he was brought back again; I see him brought back between eleven and twelve o'clock.

Q. Did any thing pass on his being brought back? - A. My husband accused him of picking my pocket, and he denied it; they took him into the parlour and insisted on searching him; I was present, he refused being searched, they insisted again on searching him, he said it is all right to my husband; when he came into the bar they took the purse from his pocket.

Q. Have you got the purse here? - A. Yes.

Q. Produce it (the purse produced)? - A. This is it.

Q. Are you sure that is your purse? - A. Yes, the money has been in it ever since.

Q. Is there the same coin that you had in it? - A. Yes.

Q. Was the notes folded up in the same way? - A. I cannot say, it was folded up in the same way then as it is now. There is two ten pound notes, there is only one five now (there is one five gone), there is two half guineas, and four seven shilling peices, I am positive that was in my purse.

WILLIAM DELLEAR sworn. This man came to my house on the 19th of November and he continued there till the 8th of December; during that time I used to let him make free with any part of the house below stairs, he was in the habit of spending a great deal of money, I could not account how he came by it, such as two or three guineas a day, he treated every body that came into the house; on the morning of the 8th of December my wife missed this purse, in consequence of that I made diligent search about the house; to see that it was not mislaid about the house; we found that it was not so, she supposed that he had taken it from her. In St. Martin's Lane I heard of him; he was gone with another man, I sent two or three people after him, at last a man came and said that they had found him at the Green Man in St. Martin's Lane. I went down myself, and took a constable with me and brought him back to our own house, we took him into the parlour and desired the constable to search him, he refused being searched, he wished, he said, to speak to me at one corner of the parlour, I of course heard what he had to say, he said all was right; I suppose he meant as to the money, however he said that.

Q. Did you understand what he meant by it? A. I judged it to be so; however he wished to speak to me in the bar a second time, after his things began to be stripped off to be searched, I went into the bar, he followed me with the constable, and he gave up to me the purse into my own hands; I took the purse into the taproom, and laid it on the table, and told it out for the constable to witness what it was that was brought back. The two ten pound notes I took of two gentlemen in partnership next door, I backed them; and one five I took of one Betts, No. 4, Fleet-lane, in Fleet-market; I rather objected to it when I took it, they have never been out of my possession since.

Q. Are they bank notes? - A. Yes; as to the other five, I do not know what became of that; as to the two one-pound notes there is nothing particular on them, I was satisfied that they were good, I took no further account of them; I can swear to the notes that I have marked; I sent him to St. Martin's watchhouse, and from there he was taken to Bow-street, and from there he was committed to Tothil-fields.

ROBERT - sworn. I am constable; Mr. Dellear came to me on Sunday morning, about ten o'clock; I went with him to the Green Man and apprehended the prisoner, and brought him back to Mr. Dellear.

Q. What passed then? - A. He refused being searched, he wished to speak to Mr. Dellear in the bar, he took the purse out of his pocket, and put it into Mr. Dellear's hand; Mr. Dellear said that was his purse.

Prisoner's Defence. On that said night, when I was going to bed with my candle in my hand, I found that purse on the floor; I said to myselfI suppose I shall find an owner for that in the morning; I sat in the tap-room, a man came in, and says good morning to me, I had spoke to him before; after sitting a little while he says, I want to go out to get my shoes cleaned, he said will you go with me, I said with all my heart, I will go out and get my shoes cleaned; after that he asked me to have some beer, and he and I went into the house together that he had been speaking of, we sat a little while together, and the prosecutor and the constable came in, if I had any intention of going off with it, or had taken it with a design as is represented, I had time enough from three o'clock in the morning till eleven, but I did not intend any such thing.

The prisoner called no witness to character.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 48.

Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

104. JOHN O'CONNER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 18th of December , three pair of boots, value 3 l. and five pair of shoes, value 1 l. 5 s. the property of Charles Nutley , in his dwelling-house .

CHARLES NUTLEY sworn. I live in Great Newport-street, Long Acre, in the parish of St. Martin ; I am a boot and shoemaker .

Q. Was the prisoner at the bar in your employ at that time? - A. He was my cheker, as they term the shopman .

Q. Did you at any time search his lodgings to find any of your property there? - A. In the beginning of September last I had occasion of going into the country; he then had the care of my business and property; that was the time he took my property. A little before Christmas last I catched him stealing some leather; I searched his lodgings on the 28th of December last, I found a new pair of boots there, the prisoner was present, and I had two officers with me; the officers have the boots (the boots produced); this is the pair of boots I found in the room, he had rubbed out the gentleman's name (I had wrote upon them) with vitriol, but when I ripped the morocco lining at the top, I saw there the name of Wilson; they were returned by Mr. Wilson in the year 1804, and they were in my shop till the time the prisoner took them; I always put the name on the front and back privately, they are my boots.

GEORGE DONALDSON sworn. I am an officer; I was with Mr. Nutley when these boots were found, the prisoner told me that he had them made for him; I asked him where the man lived that made them for him, he refused to tell me.

JOHN COUSENS sworn. I am a shoemaker; I brought two pair of boots of the prisoner, and five pair of shoes, there was one pair that they supposed to be theirs, I sold them afterwards to Mr. Wilson, a shoemaker, opposite St. Andrew's church, Holborn.

- WILSON sworn. Q. Do you remember buying any shoes or boots of Cousens? - A. I do; I believe Cousens remembers the circumstance better than I do.

Q. (to Cousens) Look at them boots? - A. They are the boots that I bought of the prisoner, the name had been taken out by vitriol

Prosecutor. They are my boots, this pair I had in my shop for three years, they were made for Mr. Masters.

WILLIAM POWEL sworn. I am apprentice to Mr. Nutley; about the middle of September, the prisoner at the bar cut these boots shorter, and got them bound in the shop.

Q. How do you know that? - A. By a mark that my master's son shewed me, and there was nobody else there to cut them, I saw him give them to my master's daughter to bind.

Q. You did not see him cut them? - A. No, I know they are the same boots by a cut in skiving them thin for the binder before they were bound.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence, nor called any witness to character.

GUILTY, aged 25.

Of stealing the goods, but not in the dwelling house.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

105. WILLIAM ARNOLD was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 18th of December , a table cloth, value 5 s. the property of William Prosser .

Second Count for like offence, laying it to be the property of Susannah Prosser .

SUSANNAH PROSSER sworn. I live at No. 8, Leonard-street, Shoreditch .

Q. Do you live with your brother? - A. No, I carry on the business myself, I am a linen-draper . On the 18th of December, the prisoner came in the shop between the hours of one and two in the afternoon; he asked to look at some muslin for neck handkerchiefs, about ten or twelve shillings a-yard, I told him I had none so good as that, I would shew him the best I had; I shewed him one at four shillings, he told me that was not good enough, he must go elsewhere and get them; with that he left the shop.

Q. Did you see any more of him in the course of that day? - A. In the afternoon between six and seven o'clock he returned to the shop, and brought another with him who was lustier than himself, he then asked me to shew him to i same muslin he had seen in the morning; Ireached a bundle of muslins which happened to be a bundle of worked muslins, I untied the string, I said this is not the right bundle; I was turning myself to reach the second bundle, I saw the prisoner go towards the end of my counter which is next to the window; the other young man was near me, to look at the muslin.

Q. What had you on the counter at that time? - A. I had placed single pieces of cloth and lawn, and two table-cloths, which had stood in the window in the day, the two table-cloths I had placed one at one corner of the counter near the window, and the other at the other; as soon as I had taken the second bundle of muslins from the shelf, I saw the prisoner with his left hand draw the table cloth from off the counter, and with his right hand he shoved it into his bosom.

Q. Did you see the table-cloth in his hand? - A. I saw him draw it from the window under the skirt of his coat, I cannot say I saw it in his hand, because I had hardly the glimpse of it, but I saw his hand draw it from the window, and I saw his right hand shove it into his bosom, as he drawed it; it appeared from under his coat; seeing what he had done, I threw down the second bundle of muslin, went round the counter, and set my back against the street door; I says to them gentlemen, you have more than belongs to you, I told them they had a table-cloth of mine, which had stood at the corner of the counter, I said it was there when they came in; the prisoner began swearing to me, I told him it was of no use to have words, and seeing a woman passing, I asked her to call the butcher in to my assistance; when I turned my back to let the butcher in, he chucked the table-cloth to the other side of the counter.

Q. Did you see him do it? - A. No.

Q. Then you only suppose that he chucked it there? - A. It was throwed over there by some means or other; my brother came in, he said go round and count the table-cloths; I had them in that morning, I had sold but one of them, I had nine sent in, and one I had sold, seven was on the shelf, and this one which the young man took, I found it doubled up in three creases on the floor; when I picked it up off the floor, the prisoner offered to purchase it of me ask what money I would for it; I told him I could not sell it.

Q. Are you sure that you had seen this table-cloth in the situation that you describe? - A. When I went to open the door to let them in I saw one of his side on the counter, and one of my side. There was no other customer in the shop.

Q. Did you look to see if it had sell there, it might have been thrown down? - A. It was impossible, because no one had been there but myself.

Q. In what manner was the table-cloth folded up as it lay on the counter? - A. It was folded up as it came from the maker, I had never opened them.

Q. Was it folded up in the same manner when you saw it down on the floor? - A. No, it was in three doubles; by his shoving it in his bosom.

Q. What is the value of this table-cloth? - A. Five shillings.

Cross-Examined by Mr. Alley.

Q. I am sure you do not mean any thing wrong, you have told my lord you are positive that the prisoner chucked the table-cloth over the counter? - A. I am positive he must chuck it over.

Q. That is argument, you did not see it done? - A. No.

PETER MASON sworn. I am an officer, I took the prisoner in custody, I produce the tablecloth.

Prosecutrix. That is my table-cloth, when I picked it up off the floor the corners were doubled in.

Prisoner's Defence. The good lady swore before the magistrate that she saw me put something in my coat, now she swears she saw me put something in my bosom, and when she said to us, gentlemen, you have got more than you ought to have, she did not mention what she lost; I then immediately took off my clothes, and said I have nothing more than belongs to me, nor did I swear to her, neither did I make any resistance to get out, I said I would not.

The prisoner called five witnesses who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Chambre.

106. ANN SHIRLEY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 10th of December , four pair of towsers value 30 s. the property of Jeremiah Shrubsall .

SARAH SHRUBSALL sworn. On the 9th of December I gave the prisoner four pair of trowsers to make up, on the 10th she absconded from her lodgings; and on the 12th I went to her lodgings; I asked her what she had done with the work (she was very much intoxicated with liquor), she said she had sold them to a Jew in Petticoat-lane.

JEREMIAH SHRUBSALL sworn. My wife informed me that the prisoner at the bar was at her lodgings, I went and asked her what she had done with the property, she replied that she had sold them to a Jew in Petticoat-lane; she said she could not tell any more about them.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

107. CHARLES HARRISON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 30th of December , two steers, value 25 l. the property of William Ranyard .

The case was stated by Mr. Knapp.

WILLIAM RANYARD sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. You are a tallow-chandler living at Kingston? - A. Yes; my man informed me these two steers were missing from my fields at Kingston ; in consequence of which I sent people different ways after them.

Q. Did you advertise any reward for them? - A. I did, of twenty pounds; on the Wednesday evening Ellis came to me, and gave me some intelligence about them.

Q. On what day had you lost them? - A. On Monday morning or Sunday night.

Q. In consequence of information that you received from Ellis, did you afterwards see any hides? A. Yes, one was brought to my house, and one I saw at Guildhall, at the time the prisoner was under examination; I believe them to be the two hides of the two steers that I lost.

Court. You are not sure? - A. Yes, I am sure.

Q. Whereabouts was the value of these two steers? - A. Twenty-five pound the two.

JOHN RUSSEL sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. What are you? - A. I am a poor man, I live very near where the beasts were stole, I looked after the beasts.

Q. How late had you seen the beasts? - A. On the Sunday night about five o'clock, they were in a cherry orchard belonging to Mr. Ranyard.

Q. Did you leave the gates secure? - A. Yes, the gates were both locked; one was a stop lock, and the other was a little round lock.

Q. What time did you go to the field in the morning? - A. I went about six o'clock in the morning, but I did not miss them till about seven o'clock, when it came day-light.

Q. Did you observe any thing with respect to the gates? - A. The gate was lifted off the hooks and just open, sufficient for the beasts to get out, and as far as they well could; it was locked upon a staple, and the staple was a little bent.

Q. Did you see any hides afterwards? - A. Yes, at Dorking. On the Saturday following I fetched one hide, and the other I saw at Guildhall; I am quite sure they were the hides of these two steers.

Q. Are you sure that the hides that you have been describing were the hides that belonged to these steers, and whether the steers were your master's property? - A. Yes.

HENRY BEVAN sworn: Examined by Mr. Knapp. I am a morocco and fish-skin case maker. I keep one of the city stands in Fleet-market. This good man comes there of a morning and does not go away till ten o'clock, and we cannot come in till after the gardeners are gone.

Q. Had you seen him there before? - A. Yes, several times; he asked me if I could tell him of a slaughter-house; I told him there was one at the top of Bear Alley, where I have kept a house these nine years. I told him if he would ask for one Mr. Ellis, he would tell him.

Q. Was any thing said by the prisoner about any bullocks to you? - A. Not to my knowledge.

Q. Did you see any beasts yourself? - A. No.

Q. You did not go to Mr. Ellis? - A. No, I never stirred from my ground.

Q. Are you sure that the prisoner is the same man? - A. I am sure the prisoner is the man that asked me for the slaughter-house.

Q. What day of the week was it? - A. I will not be positive whether it was Christmas day or the Saturday before; it was about ten o'clock when he put the sage in the cart.

Q. Did you ever send him to Ellis's before? - A. Never, nor he never asked me such a question before.

JOHN ELLIS sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You are a slaughterman living in Bear Alley, Fleet-market? - A. Yes.

Q. Look at the prisoner: do you remember his coming to your slaughter-house at any time? - A. Yes, on Christmas day in the morning part, before dinner.

Q. Did he bring any thing with him? - A. Not at that time.

Q. What did he say to you? - A. He said he was recommended to me.

Q. Did he say who he was recommended to you by? - A. No, he asked me if I could kill him a couple of beasts, I told him yes, I could; he asked me when would be the best time of the market; he should wait to make the best account of them he could, that he had more coming if these answered his purpose, and that he was given to understand that I could set them off in the best manner.

Court. What did you understand by beasts? A. I understood that they were oxen or steers.

Q. Steer is a young ox? - A. Yes; he said they wanted a good deal as dressing; I agreed to butcher them.

Mr. Knapp. When did you afterwards see him again? - A. I think it was on the Saturday following; he came to me at the salesman's that I told him that I would get to sell the beasts; he came, and made an excuse for not bringing them as he had promised, he was to have brought them on the Saturday. He then asked me if Sunday morning would do, I told him he might bring them on Sunday if he pleased; I asked him what time, he said about six o'clock; I told him six o'clock was too early, I should not be up before seven or eight on Sunday morning. He never brought them on Sunday morning. On Monday morning about twenty minutes before six o'clock, he called me up himself, I got up and received these two steers in question. One was very nice meat indeed, and the other was not sat enough; whenhe brought them, we put them into the slaughterhouse; he wanted me to kill them then, I told him I could not kill them till day light came; when day light came, I took them to another slaughterhouse, there not being utensils enough to kill them there.

Q. Had you agreed with him for the price? - A. No, I killed them in a common slaughter-house about nine o'clock on the Monday morning.

Q. After you had killed them what became of the hides? - A. The hides I sent to a salesman at Leadenhall-market, and sent word to send the money for the hides to Mr. - , who was to sell the meat.

Q. Did you make any marks on the hides before you sent them to be sold? - A. Yes, they have got the marks on them now.

Q. How soon did you see the the prisoner again? - A. About one o'clock on the Monday, he then asked me if he could have the money for the beasts, I told him I did not know that they might be sold so soon.

Q. The hides that you have seen afterwards, and were produced to you, the one which was at Guildhall, and the other at Dorking, were they the hides of the beasts that the prisoner brought to you? - A. I have not any doubt of it.

Q. Have you any doubt about the prisoner at the bar being the person who came to you three different times? - A. I am sure of it.

Q. In whose possession have the hides been since? - A. In the constable's

JOHN CLARKE sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. You are a constable of the city? - A. Yes.

Q. You had some hides delivered to your custody? - A. Yes they are in the yard.

Court. Are these the same hides that you had delivered to you at Guildhall? - A. Yes, and they are the same that Russel, Raynard, and Ellis, saw at Guildhall.

Mr. Knapp. (to Russell.) Have you seen these hides that were produced at Guildhall, that are now in the yard? - A. Yes.

Q. Are those the hides of the beasts that belonged to your master? - A. They are.

Q. (to Ellis) Are the hides that the constable has in his possession, and that you saw at Guildhall, the hides that you marked when you killed the beasts, and that you had of the the prisoner? - A. I have no doubt of it.

Q. (to Russel) Where did the prisoner live at this time? - A. I do not know, he lived in the neighbourhood about a year ago.

Q. (to Prosecutor) Do you know the prisoner? - A. No, I know that there was such a man lived in the neighbourhood of Kingston.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not in Kingston that night the beasts were taken; I have witnesses to prove that I was not there at the time, but they are not here.

Court. You had the beasts in your possession, and was enquiring for a slaughter-house.

Q. (to Ellis.) You are sure that the hides are the same that belonged to these beasts that come from the prisoner? - A. Yes.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 28.

[ The prosecutor and jury recommended the prisoner to mercy, on account of his being of a respectable family in the neighbourhood .]

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

108. MARK GAY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st of January , a bag, value 6 d. and one hundred pounds weight of sugar, value 1 l. 15 s. the property of Benjamin Severn and Frederick Benjamin King .

The case was stated by Mr. Gurney.

JOHN SEVERN sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney. I believe you are nephew to one of the prosecutors? - A. Yes.

Q. What is the firm of the house? - A. Benjamin Severn and Frederick Benjamin King , they are wholesale grocer s in Queen-street, Cheapside , the prisoner at the bar was in their service as a porter . On the 1st of this month, about five o'clock in the afternoon I met the prisoner in Thames-stret, he was coming from the warehouse, he had a bag full of sugar on his shoulder, I asked him what he had got, where he was going, and where he had brought it from, to each of my questions he seemed greatly confused, and said, I do not know, I cannot tell; I then said to him, I am afraid there is some bad work going on, come back with me to the warehouse.

Q. Did he go back with you? - A. He did.

Q. Before he went back with you, while you were talking with him, did you observe any thing in his hands? - A. He had a piece of white paper swinging in his hands.

Q. When he returned with you to the warehouse, did you find the warehouse door open or shut? - A. I found the door a-jarr, and no person in the lower part of the warehouse; he immediately threw down the bag, and attempted to run away, I immediately sprang after him, I called out Stop thief, overtook him, and brought him back into the counting house.

Q. Had you by that time examined the bag to find what was contained in it? - A. I had put my hand on the bag in the street, when I addressed myself to him, and asked him what he had got, and when I interrogated him in the warehouse, as I had done in the street, he said, If I must tell, Joseph (who is another porter in the warehouse) helped me up with the bag, and we were going to make a property of it. A constable was then sent for and he was apprehended. Joseph, was called in, buthe refused to make any answer. The bag of sugar is here.

Q. What is the weight of it? - A. About one hundred pound weight and a quarter.

Q. What is the value of it? - A. About five pounds; the prisoner had been with us about eight or ten years.

- PEARSON sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney. I produce the bag of sugar it has been in my care ever since.

Q. (to Mr Severn) What sugar is it? - A. It is East India sugar purchased from the East India company, the number on the bag is 1146, placed there by the officer of the East India company.

Q. Have you any doubt that it belongs to your house? - A. I have no doubt but it belongs to our house.

Q. Just open the bag? - A. (The bag opened) It is sugar.

Q. What wages had the prisoner? - A. One pound a week.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence, nor called any witness to character.

GUILTY aged 48.

Confined One Month in Newgate and fined One Shilling .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

109. JAMES JOHNSON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 6th of January , a pair of upperleathers, value 1 s, a pair of linings, value 2 d. a yard of binding, value 1 d. and four rans, value 4 d. the property of William Sharp .

WILLIAM SHARP sworn. I am a shoemaker . I live at No. 76, Leadenhall-street ; on or about the 6th or 7th of this month, the prisoner called at my shop, and solicited for work, pretending he was recommended by a man who worked for me some time, describing himself as a housekeeper, living at No. 4, Coltson street, Whitechapel, I looked him up the materials for making a pair of shoes, and gave them to him; from that time I did not see the prisoner till yesterday, when he was brought before the lord mayor on some other charge.

Q. What became of the materials? - A. I do not know, my boy went after him to No. 4, Coltson-street, and no such person resided there.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

110. THOMAS HARRIS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 19th of November , thirty four yards of kerseymere, value 10 l. and ninety one yards of cloth, value 18 l. the property of James Wright the elder , and James Wright the younger , in the dwelling house of James Wright the younger .

Mr. Gurney, (counsel for the prosecutor) under the direction of the Court, declining to offer any evidence, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED

London Jury before Mr. Recorder.

111. ANN CLEMENTS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 12th of January , a pair of sheets, value 20 s the property of Montague Levi .

MONTAGUE LEVI sworn. I live at No. 77, Rosemary lane , on Sunday evening last between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner at the bar left my house (she was my servant ), without my knowledge or any of the family, I suspected that she was at a persons house that washed for us occasionally, I sent my servant lad there in search of her; they at last confessed that she was there and the prisoner at the bar came home with the lad to my house, she had a bundle of clothes with her, which she said was her wearing apparel: she appeared rather bulky than usual, I suspected that she had somthing on her body belonging to me, I had her searched, and on her body was found a pair of sheets wrapped round her and pinned; my wife examined her.

Q. Your wife then in fact found them? - A Yes.

Q. How long had she lived with you? - A. Four months. I had a good charactor with her, I frequently went out of the house, I cannot say I ever missed any thing during the time that she lived with me.

Q. Was she in liquor? - A. No, I do not know that she was given to liquor, nor can I account how she unfortunately acted in that kind of way.

GEORGE PARKER sworn. I am constable of St. Mary, Whitechapel. The watchman brought her to the watch-house, I took her in charge, I produce the sheets.

Prosecutor. They are my sheets.

Prisoner's Defence. I am not guilty, I leave myself intirely to the mercy of this court.

Q. (to prosecutor) Were these sheets from her own bed? - A. No, she must have taken them out of the clothes cupboard, where the dirty clothes were.

GUILTY, aged 16.

[ The prosecutor recommended her to mercy, believing she acted under the influence of another .]

Confined Fourteen Days in Newgate , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

112. ELEANOR WILLIAMS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 19th of December ,a pair of stays, value 9 s. the property of John Winfield .

JOHN WINFIELD sworn. I am a pawnbroker , I live at 178, Drury-lane . On the 19th of December, about a quarter after one o'clock, I left a pair of stays at the door within side of the shop, the stays were fastened by the shoulder-straps to a gown on each side. When I was called up about a quarter of an hour afterwards, I perceived the stays were gone; I went about the neighbourhood to find them, I found them pledged at Mr. Camel's.

JOSEPH PLIMPTON sworn. I am a servant to Mr. Camel, a pawnbroker, 380, in the Strand. On the 19th of December I took in these stays for five shillings.

Q. Who is the person that pawned them? - A. The prisoner at the bar.

Q. What time of the day was it? - A. I believe it was between four and five in the afternoon; a woman came to redeem them, I stopped the woman, and sent for Mr. Winfield.

JOHN WYEGATE sworn. I apprehended the prisoner, and I produce the stays, they were delivered to me.

Prosecutor. They are my stays, there is my private mark of what they cost me, and what they are to fetch.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the stays till I saw them at Bow-street.

GUILTY , aged 28.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

114. JOHN TURNER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 8th of December , two wooden tills, value 1 s. 8 d. four steel keys, value 5 s. nine shillings, and six halfpence , the property of William Hydes .

[ The prosecutor and witness not appearing in court, their recognizances were ordered to be estreated .]

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

115. ROBERT COLLEY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 16th of December , a waistcoat, value 5 s. the property of Richard Holly .

RICHARD HOLLY sworn. I am a stable-keeper , I lodge at Mr. Deer's, the Yorkshire Grey in Hart-street . On the 16th of December I lost this waistcoat, I spoke to the landlord of the house, he had some suspicion of the soldier that was quartered there, his knapsack was searched, and the duplicate was found there by the landlord.

JAMES DEER sworn. I keep the Yorkshire Grey in Hart-street. On the 19th I searched the prisoner's knapsack, I found several duplicates, and one of them applied to this waistcoat; the waistcoat was pawned at Mr. Winfield's, in Drury-lane.

- WINFIELD sworn. On the 16th of December, a waistcoat was pledged at my shop in the name of James Edger ; I do not know who it was left by; Mr. Deer first brought the duplicate to me about the 20th or 21st.

WILLIAM PICKERING sworn. I am one of the patrole of Bow-street; I produce a duplicate I received of Mr. Deer. On Saturday the 21st of December I apprehended the prisoner at Mr. Deer's house.

JAMES DEER . That is the same duplicate that I took out of the knapsack.

Q. (to Winfield) Look at that duplicate? - A. This duplicate came out of my shop, and it is the counterpart of the other, the scissars divided them when they were wrote.

Prisoner's Defence. During the time I was on guard, the duplicate was put in my knapsack; there were four lodgers besides myself slept in the room where I slept.

Q. (to prosecutor) What did he say when he was accused of it? - A. He said nothing then.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

113. ANN MOORE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 6th of December , a bonnet, value 20 s. the property of Thomas Sims .

GEORGE SIMS . Q. How old are you? - A. I am between six and seven.

Q. Have you learned your catechism? - A. No.

Q. What is your father? - A. A shoemaker .

Q. Does your mother follow any business? A. Yes, she is an isinglass-maker.

Q. Do you know you are liable to be punished if you tell a lie, not only in this world, but in the next too, you have heard your mother say that? - A. Yes.

Q. If you tell a lie, and call God to witness, that is a very bad offence, because he will punish you very severely in the other world, and punish you in this, do you know that? - A. Yes. (Witness sworn.)

Q. Now boy you have called God to witness, do you tell me the truth and the whole truth; what is Ann Moore ? - A. I do not know.

Q. Do you know that woman? - A. Yes.

Q. What do you know about that bonnet? - A. She came to my sister, and asked her if that bonnet was for sale, my sister said yes it was, she asked what the price was, my sister told her she should have it for a guinea.

Q. Does your sister keep a shop? - A. No.

Q. Does she sell bonnets? - A. Yes, she askeds my sister if she would let her take it to her sister, No. 22, in the Curtain Road.

Q. Where did your sister live at that time? A. In Paul-street, Shoreditch; my sister said she could not think of that without she left the worth of it; I was there, she asked my sister to let me go along with her, and she would either send the money back or the bonnet along with me; I went with her, and in Curtain Road she took the bonnet from me; I ran back to my sister and told her the woman had took the bonnet from me; my sister went in search of her, but could not find her.

Q. You are sure that is the woman? - A. Yes.

Prisoner. I did not take the bonnet, you complained the bonnet string cut your finger, and you put it into my hands.

Witness. No, I did not.

SARAH SIMS sworn. Q. Are you the sister of that boy? - A. Yes; that woman came to my house on the 6th of December, about one o'clock; she asked me if I sold bonnets, I told her I did, she asked me the price of that one in the window (which is the bonnet the constable has got), I told her twenty-two shillings, she asked me if I would take a guinea, I agreed to take a guinea; I sent my brother with her, and she took the bonnet away.

PETER MASON sworn. I was sent to the house of Mrs. Spratt, to take charge of this woman for robbing her of a shoe; she took this bonnet from the woman, she thought it was her property; it turned out to be the property of the prosecutrix. I asked her where she got the bonnet; the prisoner said it was her own, she had brought it out of Bloomsbury to sell it, she wanted sixteen shillings for it.

Q. (to Sarah Sims ) Is that your bonnet? - A. Yes, I made it myself.

Q. (to Mason) What time was it when you took her up? - A. Near about one.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take the bonnet out of the child's hands, he gave it to me; I was going to shew it a person; I am a poor distressed woman with three children. The woman that said I had stole a shoe, ran after me, and said I had stole the bonnet from her.

GUILTY , aged 40.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

116. SARAH MADDEN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 30th of December , eight pound weight of pork, value 4 s. the property of William Jenkins .

ELIZABETH JENKINS . Q. What age are you? - A. I am twelve next June.

Q. What is your father? - A. He keeps a pork-shop in White-cross-street .

Q. You have been to school? - A. Yes.

Q. You have learned your catechism? - A. Yes.

Q. Do you know it is wrong to tell a lie? - A. Yes.

Q. You know then it is much more wrong to take a false oath? - A. Yes.

(The witness sworn.

Q. What is your father's name? - A. William Jenkins .

Q. Do you know anything of the prisoner? A. Yes, her mother lives in Brick-lane. The prisoner and another young woman came to my father's shop, and asked for two polonies; the other young woman took the polonies, and broke them in half, I heard them move the pork, and the prisoner immediately ran out with the piece of pork; I asked my mother whether she had taken the pork out of the dish, she said no; I said mother there is two young women have run out with the pork; my mother ran after them and met my father, I saw no more till my father brought the prisoner in.

Q. Are you sure the person that your father brought back was the woman who took the pork? - A. I am sure of it.

WILLIAM JENKINS sworn. I keep a pork shop in White-cross-street. On the 30th of December, about ten o'clock in the evening, as I was coming home, I met my wife about twenty yards from my own door, she told me that two girls had run away with all the dressed pork, which had just come hot from the bake-house; I told her that they had just passed me, laughing; I pursued them, I never lost sight of them at all, I stopped them just at the bottom of Chiswell-street; I asked them what they had got, they replied nothing; I told them I must see, I took the piece of pork out of the prisoner's left hand, it was hot (the other young woman that got away had nothing); I then brought the prisoner home and sent for an officer, he took her to the watchhouse.

Q. Are you sure it was your pork? - A. I have sworn to the pork and could swear to it.

Q. How did she contrive to hold it in her hand? - A. By the knuckle, under her coat, the knuckle was not chopped.

Q. Was she sober? - A. I believe she was sober when I got her home; I believe she is a horse-hair weaver; the tradesmen about where she lives have given her a good character.

Prisoner's Defence. I went in the shop with this young woman, I did not know her intention, she bought two polonies, when she came out of the door, she put this piece of pork intomy hands, I asked her how she came by it, she made me no answer.

The prisoner called one witness, who gave her a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

118. SAMUEL PARSONS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of December , two pair of leather shoes, value 6 s. and one pair of gaiters, value 2 s. the property of Thomas Lewis Stiles .

THOMAS LEWIS STILES sworn. I keep a shoe warehouse , No. 7, Crown-street , Finsbury-square. On Friday the 27th of December, about one o'clock in the day, I was sitting in my parlour which adjoins the shop, I thought I heard some noise, I immediately opened the door, and saw the prisoner with two pair of shoes in his hand, which he had taken out of the glass case; the door was open of the glass case then. The moment that he saw me he threw the shoes down and ran off; I immediately pursued him, I called out Stop thief; in about one hundred and fifty yards from my door, a gentleman that is here met the prisoner; he knocked him down, and brought him back to my shop; I sent for an officer at Worship-street; when he was brought back, I looked at the door, and missed a pair of gaiters from the door, and the crowd informed me that they were thrown into a linen draper's shop; I went and took them out myself.

Q. You do not know who throwed them there? - A. No.

Q. Are you sure that he is the man that you saw in your shop? - A. Quite certain.

WILLIAM GRIFFITH sworn. You saw the prisoner running, and Mr. Stiles following of him, crying out Stop thief? - A. Yes, he was running very fast, I held out my elbow which caused him to fall.

Prisoner's Defence. I went into Bishopsgate-street, to the sign of the Ship, to meet one or two of my shopmates that I worked with; I am a smith, finding they had been gone from there about three quarters of an hour, I made the best haste I could to overtake them, and when I was running after them in Crown-street, a gentleman stopped me.

The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY - aged 22.

Confined Fourteen Days in Newgate , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

119. THOMAS IRELAND was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of November , two handkerchiefs, value 1 s. 6 d. and two pair of stockings, value 6 d. the property of Francis Day .

FRANCIS DAY sworn. I am a publican , I keep the Three Tuns, King's lane , Hackney: on the 27th of November, about ten o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came into my house with a quartern loaf under his arm, which he sat on the tap room table and went into the yard; there was a great many things that had been washed hung on the line; he took two handkerchiefs and two pair of stockings, and put them into his pocket and went into the privy; the boy saw them in his pocket, he told the maid, the maid went out and met him in the yard coming out of the garden; I saw the girl look in his pocket, and take the handkerchief and stockings out of his pocket.

- MAIDSTONE sworn. I saw some linen in the prisoner's pocket when he was in my master's yard; I informed the maid of it.

RUTH CHAMBERS sworn. I am servant to Mr. Day; the boy informed me of the man taking these things, I asked him what he had got, he said nothing; I took them out of his pocket.

RICHARD WILLIAM sworn. I produce two handkerchiefs and two pair of stockings.

(The property identified by Ruth Chambers .)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked them up in the yard.

GUILTY , aged 70.

Confined One Week in Newgate , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

120. MARY SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 2d of January , two handkerchiefs, value 2 s. 8 d. the property of John Thwaites .

JOHN HARRIS sworn. I am shopman to Mr. John Thwaites , linen-draper , No. 306, High Holborn ; as I looked out at the door on the 2d of June, about four o'clock in the afternoon, a young man accosted me, and touched me by the collar, he seemed as if he wished me to follow him down Holborn, not knowing what it was, I did not follow him, but kept sight of him, and in less than three seconds he brought back the prisoner at the bar; I took her into the shop, and took these two handkerchiefs from under her coat; I produce them, I gave them into the custody of Baker, the officer; they are Mr. Thwaites's handkerchiefs.

Q. Is there any mark on them? - A. Yes, there was a ticket on them when they were at the door.

Q. If you choose to put your property at the door, so as to tempt these poor unfortunatecreatures that walk the streets, it is your own fault; why do not you keep them within the shop as it was formerly.

Prisoner's Defence. A woman dropped them and I picked them up, I saw them lay in the street.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

121. MARY PULLEN was indicted for, that she, on the 25th of March , feloniously, knowingly, willingly, and without lawful cause, having in her custody and possession, a certain Bank note for the payment of one pound .

Prisoner. I am

GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

122. MARY PULLEN was again indicted for feloniously forging on the 25th of March, a Bank note, for the payment of one pound, with intent to defraud the governor and company of the Bank of England .

Second Count. For feloniously disposing of putting away, and uttering, and publishing as true, a like Bank note, with like intention, and several counts for like offence.

Mr. Fielding, (counsel for the prosecution) declining to offer any evidence from this charge, the prisoner was.

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

123. MARY DOW , MARY JONES , and JULIET SHAW , were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 16th of December eighteen yards and a half of printed cotton, value 20 s the property of William Davis .

JOSEPH REES sworn. I am shopman to Mr. William Davis , linen draper in Holborn : at eight o'clock in the morning on the 16th of December I put out the piece of print on an iron bar, I saw it there at three o'clock, and we missed it about five o'clock.

EDWARD CROCKER sworn. I am one of the patroles belonging to Bow street. I was going along High Holborn, a little before five o'clock in the evening on Friday the sixteenth of December, I observed the prisoner Jones walking before me knowing of her induced me to follow her at a little distance; before her I saw the other two, they all three met together at a shop before they came to Mr. Davis's; there was some cottons put out at that door a person came out and watched them, they went away; they then went up to Mr. Davis's and stood two or three minutes together before the shop window, all three together; the prisoner Dow and Jones left the prisoner Shaw at the window; the prisoner Shaw took her apron and throwed it over her left arm; I could see her left arm work as if she was taking something into her apron; she followed the other two and went up the hill, she walked two or three yards with them and then crossed over, as she crossed on the opposite side I took hold of her and took her into a shop with this piece of cotton in her lap; I left her with the shopkeeper and went and secured the other two as they stood in the street looking after her; Jones had a piece of print in her lap which I could not get any owner to.

REES. It is Mr. Davis's cotton, there is eightteen yards and a half, it is the same piece, the number of yards is on it in my own writing.

Shaw's Defence. I was going down middle Holborn, I met a woman with a red cloak, she asked me if I would do her a favour, I told her I would as far as lay in my power, she gave me this piece of cotton, and told me to go to Turnstile, and she would follow me, I went on, and the officer laid hold of me.

Jones's Defence. I had been to buy a new gown, which Crocker took away from me; I know no more of the fact than a stranger.

Dow's Defence. I was going up Grays's Inn-lane to see what o'clock it was; Mr. Crocker took hold of us, and said I had a bit of cotton.

DOW - NOT GUILTY .

JONES - NOT GUILTY .

SHAW - GUILTY , aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

124. MARY WALL was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 10th of December , forty three gold drop ear-rings, value 14 l. one odd ear-ring, value 3 s. and thirty four gold finger-rings, value 10 l. the property of John Dudman , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN DUDMAN sworn. I live at No. 4 and 5, Hermitage, St. John's, Wapping , I am a slop-seller ; the prisoner was in my service for about two months. On the 10th of December about five or ten minnutes past seven in the morning, I rung the bell for the girl to get up; she answered the bell, I found her not to come down.

Q. What do you mean by answering the bell? - A. She knocked with the chair, she slept over my head. I did not hear her come down stairs, I rung the bell again, I heard her go down stairs then by my door, which she passed to go to the kitchen, I heard her open the kitchen windows. I am generally up the second in my house if I am well. In about five or ten minutes I heard my house-bell ring, which was my shop boy, whosleeps not in my house: she immediately let him in, I heard his voice talking to the girl. After that she came up to my room door, knocked with her finger and then opened the door and came to my bed side; she said come down, your house is robbed, and your gold and silver things are about the floor; she had some in her hand that she said she picked up at the street door. I immediately got up and come down stairs, I looked to see whether my door was wrenched, or bolts broke, or any of the windows were broken.

Q. Did you find any thing of that kind happen? - A. No, it was as safe as when it was shut up in the evening. I saw some large silver buckles, and one gold ring lay on the floor.

Q. Had you any drawer opened? - A. Yes, there was a drawer half open in the shop window, where these things were kept. The gold rings were found afterwards by the officer.

JOHN DUDMAN jun. sworn. I am the son of the last witness, I assisted in shutting up the shop.

Q. What time was it shut? - A. About a quarter past nine o'clock.

Q. Was it not later? - A. No.

Q. You said a different time before the magistrate; how was the door of the shop fastened? - A. With a single lock.

Q. A bolt to the door? - A. Not at that time, about half past eleven I bolted the door and locked it, and put up the chain, the windows of the shop were secured as usual with the common bolts.

Q. How many doors are there to the shop? - A. Two, they were both locked and bolted.

Q. What time did you see the shop again? - A. About eight o'clock.

Q. Do you sleep in the house? - A. Yes; the lad had opened the doors and the shutters before I come down; I came down after my father.

Q. (to Prosecutor) When you come down Mr. Dudman in the morning, what part of the shop was open? - A. My lad had got the shutters all down, and the doors both open.

JOHN BATTESLEY sworn. Q. You are shop boy to Mr. Dudman I understand? - A. Yes.

Q. On the morning of the 10th of December, what time did you come to his house? - A. About a quarter to eight o'clock.

Q. When you came there was the door shut? - A. Yes, and the shutters were all fast as I left them the night before, the prisoner let me in.

Q. What happened? - A. When she opened the door, she said, the door is upon a single lock, (the chain was not up); I heard her open the spring lock, she said we shall have the shop robbed.

Q. You understood that the door had been upon a single lock? - A. Yes, immediately on my going in I took the bolts out of the shutters and she went away.

Q. How did you find the bolts of the shutters? - A. They were all secured as I had left them. The maid came back to me and shewed me two ear-rings she had picked up, she said they were on the floor, she gave them to me; upon which I told her she had better call master down, I then said, stop a minute, I will see if any thing has gone out of the drawer. I went in to the other room and saw the drawer half open; I asked her if any one had been in the shop after I left it last night, she said no one; I told her I would take the shutters down and see if any thing was gone out of the drawer; upon which she went down into the cellar, I then took the shutters down, and upon examining the drawer, I found almost all the gold rings out of it; I went to the top of the cellar stairs and told her to go and tell my master, she went up, and called him down, he came down; afterwards I saw the cellar searched by Gill the officer, and after he had searched all about, the cellar, he found these gold ear-rings and finger-rings in the saw-dust; they were wrapped up in a knife-cloth in the cellar, were the maid had come from.

Q. You have stated that the door of the shop that she let you in was on the single lock, how was the other door of the shop? - A. That was bolted as I had left it the night before.

Q. Were there any way to get in the house but at the shop doors, could they get in by the kitchen windows? - A. No, nor could they get in the cellar windows without taking the iron railing up.

Cross-examined by Mr. Reynolds.

Q. What time did you go away? - A. About half past nine o'clock at night, that is my usual time of going away.

Q. How the door was fastened that you was let out of that you cannot tell? - A. No, the other door was bolted and double locked as we found it in the morning.

Q. Was there any chain put over that? - A. No.

JOHN GILL sworn. I am an officer of the Thames police: on Tuesday the 10th of December last, I searched different parts of the house; I then went into the coal cellar, after moving a great deal of wood that was there, I searched a heap of saw-dust in one corner of the cellar, there I found a knife-cloth with a quantity of gold rings wrapped up in it.

Q. What number? - A. Thirty-four finger rings and forty-three pair of ear-rings and one odd one. These are the rings.

Q. (to Prosecutor) Look at these rings and tell me whether you know them to be your property or not? - A. I know them to be my own writing, the selling price is to them, they were in my drawer the night before I was alarmed of the robbery.

Q. They were put upon a paper as they are now with the price written with your own hand? - A. Exactly; on this paper there is three pair and an odd one, they stand me in about six shillings a pair; here is two pair, they are six shillings a pair; here is two pair, they are worth seven shillings a pair; another parcel there is three pair, they are eight shillings and sixpence a pair; two pair five shillings and two pence a pair; two pair at five shillings and six-pence a pair; one pair at five shillings and six-pence; three pair at five shillings a pair; one pair five shillings a pair; five pair at three shillings a pair; there is eight pair more of ear-rings but they are off the paper, they are of different prices, we will say five shillings a pair; and these are finger rings, they are upon black velvet as we keep them in the drawer; there are thirty-four finger rings, from two shillings to ten shillings or eleven shillings.

Q. You are sure that these were in your drawer the day before? - A. Yes, I always go round my shop every night, to see that my locks and bolts are right, and my fire and candles out.

Q. Had you seen these things in the drawer the day before? - A. Yes.

Q. Who lives in this house besides yourself; your wife and servant maid? - A. My two sons and one daughter.

Mr. Reynolds. Very little gold in any of these things? - A. I trust they are gold, I have no rings made but what are Hall marked; we buy none but of the makers.

Q. What makes you swear to them is, you had gold rings of that description on black velvet; supposing any body had brought you these gold rings on black velvet at any other place, could you have sworn to them? - A. No.

Q. Therefore that is the only reason that makes you think they are yours. You have one daughter and two sons, is the other son here? - A. No.

Q. Is your daughter here? - A. No, she knows nothing about it.

The prisoner left her defence to her counsel, called six witnesses, who gave her a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

111. JOHN ADDY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 24th of November , a screw box, value 1 d. five guineas and a seven shilling piece, the property of John Conway , in the dwelling-house of Edward Rhimes .

ELEANOR CONWAY sworn. Are you a married woman? - A. Yes, my husband's name is John Conway , I live servant at the Thistle and Crown, in Wapping parish ; Mr. Edwards Rhimes keeps the house.

Q. Had you any money secured in your apartment there? - A. Yes, five guineas and a seven shilling piece in a little screw box.

Q. Where was it that box stood with the money? - A. In my trunk.

Q. Did you keep your trunk locked? - A. Yes, but I forgot to lock it then.

Q. Did you see the box on the day mentioned in the indictment? - A. Yes, I had it in my hand.

Q. At the same time did you see the money? - A. I had counted the money into my hand.

Q. That was on Sunday was it? - A. Yes, on the 24th of November.

Q. What did you do with it when you counted it? - A. I put it in my trunk again underneath my cloak in the box.

Q. You forgot to lock the trunk? - A. Yes, I did.

Q. When did you look for the box and the money again? - A. On the Monday morning.

Q. About what time of the day? - A. Between twelve and one.

Q. Did you find it? - A. I did not, the box was gone.

Q. Do you know the prisoner? - A. Yes, he is a soldier ; he was quartered in the house.

Q. How long had he been quartered there? - A. About five months.

Q. What part of the house did he sleep in? - A. On the same floor that I slept in.

Q. Had he any knowledge of your being possessed of that money? - A. Not that I know of.

Q. What did you do when you found the money was missing? - A. I was desired by one of our neighbours to go for an officer.

Q. Did you charge any body else with it? - A. No, there was nobody else in the house but the soldier, the master, the mistress, and myself, nobody belonged to the house but us four.

Q. Did the soldier continue to lodge in the house after the Sunday? - A. Yes, he went to the play on Tuesday night, and took a woman with him to the play.

Q. Do you know any thing of that person he took to the play? - A. No, nor I should not have known that he had been to the play, if he had not told it the next morning that he had been to the play, and that he had never been to a play before that night in all his life.

Q. Was she at the house at all? - A. No.

Q. When you procured an officer what was done? - A. We took him at the next public-house, the Gun, at Wapping High street.

Q. Were you present when he was taken? - A. Yes.

Q. Was that house near the house that he was quartered? - A. Very near our house.

Q. Was he searched? - A. Yes he was, I was present.

Q. What time of the day might that be? - A. It was on Wednesday the 27th of November, between twelve and one.

Q. Was any thing found upon him? - A. My screw box was found upon him by the officer; I was not present then, it was found by his side.

Q. Was his pockets searched while you was there? - A. Yes.

Q. You are sure that you had not taken the money out of the box? - A. I am sure I did not.

Q. You can speak to the box when you see it, you know it again? - A. Yes.

Q. Did you ever find your money again? - A. Not a halfpennyworth of it.

JOHN GILL sworn. Q. Your are an officer of the Thames police? - A. Yes; on Wednesday the 27th of November I was sent for; I found the prisoner at the Gun public house, in Wapping; I took him into a little parlour and searched him, I found this little screw-box concealed under his waistcoat.

Q. Did you search his pockets? - A. Yes, I found nothing in his pockets but a few halfpence; when he unbuttoned his waistcoat this box fell out, I unbuttoned one part and he the other, this box fell out from under his left arm.

Q. Were there any holes in his pockets that could have prevented him from keeping anything in his pocket? - A. He had two pockets in his waistcoat that were sound.

Q. Had you told him what you were searching him for? - A. I told him that I suspected him of robbing this girl, I did not mention the box, I have had this box ever since, I am sure it is the same that fell from under his arm, and from under his waistcoat, there is a shilling and a sixpence in it, I found that he had changed some gold at the public house.

Q. That you had only from information, there is nobody here to prove that? - A. No.

Q. (to prosecutrix) Look at that box? - A. It is mine.

Q. How do you know it, there is many boxes like that? - A. This here box we could not unscrew it at one time, we have a stone kitchen, I put it on the ground and put my foot on it, which made it dirty, it was black then, it has been cleaned since, it was black when the officer found it on him.

Q. (to Gill) Was it dirty or clean when it came into your hands? - A. It was much in the same state then as it is now.

Q. Have you done any thing to it since? - A. I have not.

Q. (to prosecutrix) There is no particular mark to it that you can speak to it? - A. No further than I had it four years, I had it continually under my eye.

Q. It is a kind of a common box is it not? - A. No, it is not, it is a lemon box.

Q. You do not know it by any particular mark do you? - A. No.

Prisoner's Defence. I have a fellow to it here (producing it).

Jury. They are not alike at all.

Prisoner. I know no more of it than this place does, I had half a dozen of them boxes at one time, I do not know any thing of the money, that box was mine, and I had six of them at one place.

Q. (to prisoner) Is there any person here that knows who you bought this box of? - A. There is one, but he is not come up.

The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 24.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Chambre.

115. HENRY KROULL was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of December , in the dwelling house of the said Henry Kroull , a bank note value 5 l. and a bank note, value 2 l. the property of Patrick Mahony .

PATRICK MAHONY sworn. I am a ship's corporal on board the Mars, of seventy-four guns. On the 25th of last month I went into the prisoner's house, I came from Tottenham-court the day before.

Q. What time of the day was it when you went into this man's house? - A. To the best of my opinion it was somewhere about four or five o'clock, or from that to six o'clock.

Q. What is the prisoner? - A. He is a publican , he lives somewhere down Blue Anchor Yard, Wapping Wall . As soon as I went into this man's house, another man that went with me called for a pint of beer; he went out of the house afterwards, and I went up stairs with the prisoner to go to bed; there was some people in the tap-room.

Q. Were there many in number in the tap-room? - A. There was about ten or a dozen in the tap-room.

Q. You asked the landlord to shew you up to bed did you? - A. Yes, he shewed me up to bed himself with a candle in his hand; after he went down, I pulled my jacket and waistcoat off and laid it on a chair, the landlord went down and brought up a pot of warm ale, he took the waistcoat off the chair.

Q. How long was it before the landlord cameup with the pot of ale? - A. It was not more than five minutes, to the best of my opinion.

Q. You had bespoke the ale I suppose? - A. Yes, and I paid him for it too.

Q. Did you pay him for it then? - A. Yes, and I sent for a glass of good gin and water.

Q. How much did you pay? - A. Six-pence or a shilling, I cannot say, I know I paid the money for it.

Q. Was it in silver? - A. It was in silver.

Q. What did you take your shilling or six-pence out of? - A. Out of my pocket, along with the two notes I had in my pocket, I had some small change in my pocket.

Q. You had two notes? - A. Yes, One a five and one a two pound, that I got at the commissioners office, at Portsmouth, after I come from the West Indies.

Q. Did you take out these two notes at the time that you paid the shilling or six-pence? - A. Yes, while the landlord was in the room, I took the notes out of my waistcoat pocket; I cannot tell the numbers, I can neither read nor write.

Q. I think you said he brought you up a pot of hot ale when you were in bed? - A. Yes,

Q. Was it then that you looked at the notes? - A. It was a little while before, when I was going into bed, that I over hauled the notes, when the landlord was present, he was standing quite close with the candle in his hand.

Q. And you looked at the notes by the assistance of that candle? - A. Yes, and I put them in my pocket again, while he was standing with me.

Q. What was the purport of your over hauling your notes? - A. The purport was, that I was perfectly sure that I had them in this purse that I will show you; I separated them and looked at them.

Q. What was the use of your looking at them if you was sure that you had them in your pocket? - A. I was confident, I looked because I would not miss them in the room, and afterwards when I got up; he gave me a half guinea on my watch, when I went out.

Q. When you came from Tottenham-court they were twisted together in your purse? - A. Yes, I meant to take them down to the ship at Portsmouth.

Q. Having laid your jacket and waistcoat on a chair by the side of the bed, and the ale being put there, what happened then? - A. He took the notes out of the waistcoat before my face, after that I said not a word, and I come down in my shirt; I brought a wrong hat down.

Q. Did you say any thing? - A. Not a word, I was afraid of my brains being beat out if I was to impeach him at that time of the night.

Q. Did he go out of the room so soon as he had taken your money? - A. Yes, and I got up immediately and put the waistcoat on and come down with my waistcoat and shirt, and went into the bar, he went up for my jacket and hat, as I had brought a wrong hat down; upon that I asked him half a guinea upon my watch, and I walked out of the house the next morning.

Q. You went out of the house the next morning? - A. I went out of the house that night and did not come to the house till the next morning.

Q. When did you go out of the house? - A. The very moment I got the half guinea I went out of the house; I went again the next day to the house between twelve and one o'clock to get my pass to get it signed; I took notice of the house, to come with a peace officer to secure him.

Q. When you got to the house did you say any thing to the landlord? - A. Not a word.

Q. Your object was to know the house again? - A. To know the house.

Q. Was there any body in the house when you come back again? - A. There were two or three women and some outlandish men, I told the man who shewed me the house, he advised me to go to Lambeth-street, I did go there, and in consequence of my going to Lambeth-street he was secured; he appeared at the office at seven o'clock in the evening.

Q. Were had you come from that morning? - A. I was part of two days coming from Tottenham-court.

Q. Were had you come from on the 25th? - A. I believe it was Kensington.

Q. How many miles? - A. I dare say about eleven-or twelve miles.

Q. Had you drank on the road? - A. Yes, I drank on the road; I changed a five pound note.

Q. I am not a asking you about your money; had you not drank a good deal? - A. I was a little intoxicated; I was sober when I come into his house.

Q. Did you ever see your money again? - A. I never saw a copper of it; the first half guinea he gave the silver to his house-keeper; she gave it to me, and I gave her the watch, and she gave it to him.

Q. It was in money? - A. Yes. I got the money from the woman.

Q. You told me you had no conversation with him on the second day, had you any conversation with him on the second day? - A. No, I only asked him to lend me another half guinea.

Q. Now it appears that you had conversation with him? - A. I had no object in the least in so doing; I had not a single copper in the world to give this man, who went with me to find the house out; I was obidged to draw a another half guinea to pay him

Q. You came at noon day to find out the house and there was only three women and some outlandish men in the house: did you charge him then? - A. No, not with a halfpennyworth of it;there is only one public house in the place, that Mr. Griffiths knows very well; I did not wish to have any words till I got a peace officer.

Cross-Examined by Mr. Gurney.

Q. About a week before Christmas you left the Mars at Portsmouth? - A. On the 17th.

Q. Then you went to the marquis of - at Tottenham-court, and I believe there for safety, because you was not able to take care of it yourself, you deposited all the notes that you had with the marquis's steward? - A. No, I had more notes about me; I gave him these.

Q. How much did you bring from Portsmouth? A. Twenty-four pound.

Q. How much did you deposit with the steward? - A. I believe it was five or six pounds, I was a little in liquor, it was a five pound note and a one, to the best of my opinion.

Q. How much did you keep for yourself? - A. Afterwards I had eight or nine pounds in bank notes, and a little silver, and some gold.

Q. How many days did you take to go from Portsmouth to Tottenham-court? - A. Only one day.

Q. Therefore you did not spend much by the way; I suppose you made merry with your friends, and spent a little money in Tottenham-court? - A. Yes, I did.

Q. You was treating your friends there, and telling them that you was at the battle of Trafalgar? - A. Yes, we had very warm work there indeed, my friends were with me.

Q. You had no sort of occasion to borrow money at Tottenham-court? - A. I had not.

Q. You are quite sure of that? - A. No, not a halfpennyworth.

Q. Mr. Norrington the steward, he paid your expences? - A. Yes.

Q. How much money did you bring from Tottenham-court? - A. Two pound and the five pound.

Q. You received of the steward the five pound note that you had given him in charge? - A. Yes.

Court. Is that the five pound note that you speak of? - A. No.

Q. Then the five pound note that you received from the steward was not the five pound note that you lost? - A. No, that I changed at a public-house.

Mr. Gurney. What time did you leave Tottenham-court? - A. In the morning, about daylight.

Q. That was Christmas day was it not? - A. Yes.

Q. How far did you come that day? - A. Eleven or twelve miles, to the best of my knowledge; I was a little groggy; when the coachman stopped his horses, I asked the landlord to let me have a bed; it was on Christmas eve I left Tottenham-court.

Q. The next day you come on to town? - A. Yes.

Q. And you was recommended to the prisoner's house by a person of the name of Monro? - A. He told me his name was Barrow, he is a same man, a carpenter, he took me to this place.

Q. And after being there some time, you went up stairs? - A. Yes.

Q. You put your jacket and waistcoat in the chair, and before your face he put his hand in your pocket, and took out your notes? - A. Yes, before my eyes.

Q. You was afraid to speak? - A. I was indeed.

Q. Being quite sober you was afraid? - A. I was afraid of the people below, that was my only reason.

Q. Then you come down with your waistcoat in your hand and sent him up for your jacket and hat? - A. Yes.

Q. And then you asked him for half a guinea on your watch? - A. Yes.

Q. And then you went out of the house, where did you go? - A. I went about a quarter of a mile from the place, and there I slept.

Court. Was it a public house that you went to? - A. No, a private house.

Mr. Gurney. You did not sleep alone? - A. No, I did not sleep alone.

Q. I dare say that you told them there that you had been robbed? - A. Yes, I told them that I had been robbed, and that I left my watch at the house and my pass too; I told a young woman so.

Q. I take it for granted that you took some of these people to the house? - A. I took a young woman to shew me the house, because I was a stranger, but she could not find it, as I did not know the sign or the name.

Q. Did you ask her where to find a police-office? - A. I did not ask a question till I came out of the house; I came to the house between twelve and one in the course of the forenoon of the next day.

Q. When you come there was the prisoner at home? - A. Yes, that was the time that I asked him for a half guinea on the watch.

Q. You was not afraid of him then? - A. Indeed I was not.

Q. Did you ever tell any man before you told Mr. Leary? - A. I told the man that belonged to the press-gang before I told Leary, and I told them at the house where I slept.

Q. You said that just before the prisoner had taken the notes, you took them out to be satisfied? - Yes, to see that I had them about me; they were twisted up, I untwisted them.

Q. When they were twisted up, you might see as well and be satisfied without untwisting them? - A. It was to be sure that I had took them about me.

Q. Then you was not sure? - A. I was sure of it, it was to satisfy myself, and to look at them.

Q. How could you be more than sure of having them; why did you untwist them? - A. I untwisted them to look at them.

Q. You was sure they were there? - A. It was to satisfy my own mind.

Q. You said you were certain you had them? - A. I was certain of it, it was only a foolish idea of mine.

Q. How came you to look at them and to see if you had them, when you was certain of it. whether it was foolish or wise? - A. I will tell you, when I am among six hundred men of a night, I look that I should see my notes about me when I am going to bed, and when I saw the two notes, I rolled them up before I put them in my pocket.

Q. Had you any more Bank notes about you? - A. Only these.

Q. When you untwisted them was it for the purpose of seeing whether it was dirty paper or Bank notes? - A. To see that they were the notes.

Q. Did you say at Tottenham-court before you come away, how much money you had left? - A. They did not know how much I had left.

Q. Did you tell any body? - A. I do not recollect.

Q. Did you ever say that you had deposited above twenty pounds in the steward's hands? - A. No, never; I said that I had five or six pounds in his hands; it was the gunner of the ship that gave me the money.

THOMAS GRIFFITHS sworn. I believe it was on the 27th of December that the prosecutor came to the public office, in Whitechapel, and said that he had been robbed of a five pound note and a two pound note, at a public house in Blue Anchor-yard; hearing that it was at a public house, I went and spoke to the magistrates, they desired me to go down the next morning, and desire the publican to come up; I went down, I stated to the servant of the house, my business, the publican not being at home; as soon as he came home he came up, it was about a quarter before three o'clock; I took him before the magistrate that was then sitting, he examined him; I was desired by the magistrate to take him into custody till the evening, when he was examined again, the prosecutor gave much the same account then as he has now.

Q. Do you know how long the prisoner at the bar had kept the public house? - A. I believe about five or six days.

Prisoner's Defence. On Christmas day, about four o'clock, he came into my house and sat down a little while, then he asked me if he could sleep there; he gave me his watch and his liberty ticket to take care of; the same day he gave me his watch and liberty ticket, he said that I must lend him half a guinea; he was in the bed room when I carried the beer up; I am a German.

WILLIAM NORRINGTON sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney. I believe you are steward to the family of the Marquis of - , Tottenham-court? - A. Yes.

Q. I believe some years ago the prosecutor had lived with the Marquis in Ireland? - A. So I understand.

Q. Do you remember the prosecutor coming a few days ago to Tottenham-court? - A. Yes.

Q. When he came there did he deposit any money with you for safe custody? - Yes, a five pound bank-note, and two one pound bank-notes.

Q. When he came there did he take them out of any thing? - A. To the best of my recollection, he took them out of a tin box in his waistcoat pocket.

Q. Had you an opportunity of seeing whether he gave you all the notes, that he had got, or a part? - A. I cannot recollect seeing any more.

Q. Did he tell you why he gave these to you? - A. He desired me to take care of them; perhaps, he said, he might stop a few days, and they might be safer in my hands than in his own; I frequently saw him coming to and fro to the Marquis's house; he was at a public house kept by Mrs. Marsh.

Court. How many days was he there? - A. I think he came there of the Thursday or Friday before Christmas, and I believe he left there the day before Christmas day.

Q. On the Thursday or Friday when he came, he deposited with you the five pound note and the two ones? - A. He did.

Q. I am now asking you in what state was he in, was he sober or otherwise? - A. I never saw him before, I had not been used to him; I saw him on Saturday night, he appeared to me to be intoxicated.

Q. How soon after he was there did he apply to you for money? - A. On the Saturday evening when I went into the house for change, he asked the landlady how much he had to pay, as he would not wish to run a-head; he had one pound twelve shillings and something to pay; he desired me to pay the landlady, I took out my pocketbook, and gave the two ones to the landlady, she took the reckoning, laid the change on the table, the sailor took the change himself.

Q. How soon after that did he apply to you for any more money? - A. He did not apply to me, I offered him the five pound note that time which he refused, he said he would rather I would keep it a little longer, as he was not going to leave just at that time. On Monday morning I was going out, I said to him I understand you are going you had better take the five pound note, probably I may not be at home when you go; he took it.

Court. Whether he had any more notes you do not know? - A. No, I saw no more.

MARY MARSH sworn. Examined by Mr. Curwood. What house do you keep at Tottenham-court? - A. The Queen's head.

Q. When was it that Mr. Norrington gave you two one-pound notes? - A. On the Saturday. On Sunday morning he went to see some of his friends, he asked me to lend him half a guinea.

Court. Did he borrow half a guinea of you? - Yes, On Sunday morning.

Mr. Curwood. After that did he change a five pound note with you? - A. Yes, on Monday morning he changed a five pound note, and paid me twenty-seven shillings, I gave him the rest of the change.

Q. When did he leave you? - A. On Tuesday; I said do not get tipsey; because I knew what his pass was, what time he had got to go back; he then paid me a few shillings; he spent at my house about four pound ten or more; he was generally tipsey when he went to bed, as he met with all his friends there.

Q. He kept you all merry, I believe; you sewed up his pocket? - A. He had a letter that captain O'Brien gave him for captain Oliver, I put it in his pocket, and a coachman sewed it up

ANN MURPHY sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney. I believe you are housekeeper in this public house? - A. Yes.

Q. How long before Christmas had he begun to keep this house? - A. He was appraised in on the Saturday before Christmas day.

Q. Before that he was not a publican? - A. No.

Q. Do you remember Mahony coming to the house on Christmas day? - A. Yes, he came between three and four in the afternoon; he came into the parlour, there were two men and me in the parlour.

Q. How many were there in the tap-room? - A. To the best of my knowledge there was about three or four; he had a glass of porter, and then he called me of one side, and asked me if I would be so good as to take care of his watch and liberty ticket till the morning. I went into the bar, and shewed Mr. Kroull what the strange man had given me to take care of.

Q. Did he enquire for a bed? - A. Not just then; some of his acquaintances came in, and he called for a pot of beer; he went to and fro in the place, and asked me if he could lodge there that night; I told him yes. Then he went to Monro's house, two or three doors off, and he sent for half a pint of gin there. Between six and seven o'clock he came back, then he called for a pot of porter; he came then with one man and two women; after they had drank the pot of porter, he said a second time, Mrs. Murphy will you be so good as to take care of my watch and liberty ticket till the morning.

Court. That passed the second time after you was in possession of the watch? - A. Yes, then he had part of two or three pots of porter with them people; after that he asked for a candle to go up to bed, I got a candle, and I was going to light him up to bed, I met Mr. Kroull, the landlord of the house, and he went up stairs with him; the landlord had not been up stairs one minute before he came down again, and carried him up a pot of ale:

Q. How soon after that did you see the prosecutor again? - A. He was down in about five minutes afterwards; then I says to him, did not you go to bed; no, says he, my head rolled about so, I could not lye down: he went into the tap-room along with some of his countrymen, and he had four shillings worth of gin and water.

Q. What was he talking about? - A. He was talking about lord Nelson and the engagement.

Q. How many people were there in the tap-room drinking with him when he had the four shillings worth of gin and water? - Q. There were about seven people with him.

Q. Was he doing any thing while he was in the tap-room? - A. He was singing some part of the time; and the last sixpennyworth that he had, he gave me a bad shilling; I sent it him out; we had a dispute about the bad shilling that he sent when he was at Monro's; he said he had it of me, I said he had not, he must have taken it at the house he was at before; then he went out, and he came back again in about a quarter of an hour.

Q. How long did he stay in the house then when he came back? - A. Not above five minutes. He came and asked me for half a guinea and a glass of gin for Monro, I asked Mr. Kroull to lend him the money, he did not like to lend him the money, I told him there was the watch, I asked him if five or six shillings would do, he told me no, he must have half a guinea. I gave him ten shillings and four pence, deducting two pence for the glass of gin; he then went out with Monro; he told me he would come the next morning to breakfast.

Q. Did he come the next day? - A. He came the next day between twelve and one o'clock.

Q. When he came had he any liquor? - A. Yes, he brought two men in with him.

Q. Did he apply to you for any more money? - A. Yes, and he had a glass of brandy for each man.

Q. You say he applied to you for more money what did he say? - A. He appeared like a lost man; he said Oh! dear, Mrs. Murphy, how glad I am to find you: I have been looking about for you about five or six hours, then he asked me for another half guinea, and I let him have it and his liberty ticket; he said he did not care about the watch so as he got the liberty ticket, he said he had got to go to the agent's office to receive about forty pound prize-money.

Q. After he had done that did he go away? - A. Yes, he had three more glasses of brandy for himself and the other men, then he went away.

Q. How soon did he come again? - A. He came about two o'clock, I was not there then, I saw him about three, he came to the house again with the man that was with him in the morning, and Mr. Leary; one of the other men's name was Cabiner. Then he asked for his watch; I said my good man, I cannot give you the watch without the money. I am not the mistress of the house, Mr. Leary asked me what demands there was upon the watch; I told him one pound three shillings, Mr. Leary asked me for the watch and gave me the money for it. When I gave him the watch, Leary says to me, this man lost seven pound here last night, did he not mention this when he was here to-day before: I turned round and asked him if he had mentioned this before, he was a long time answering, and then he said, yes, a five pound note and a two pound note. Then I says to Bryant, Cabiner did he mention any thing of this money when he was here before to-day: he made answer, no.

Q. Have you as far as you know the least reason to believe that he did loose any money in your house? - A. No he did not.

Q. Do you think that he knew what he was about? - A. No, he said his head rolled about, he had been roving about, and had been drinking all that morning.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

115. THOMAS BOULTER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 7th of December , seven yards of lace, value 21 s. the property of James Alexander .

ANN ALEXANDER sworn. My father keeps a house No. 7, Princess-street, Liecester-square , he keeps a lace shop .

Q. Do you remember the prisoner at the bar coming to your father's shop on any day? - A. Yes, on Saturday the 7th of December between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning.

Q. Who was in the shop besides yourself? - A. My sister; the prisoner when he came in the shop said he came from a lady for two yards of lace to trim a spencer; we asked him what sort he wanted, he said he did not know: if we would give him some patterns he would pay us for it. My sister said that she never cut patterns, but he talked to her a long time, so wishing to get rid of him she looked for some; all this time he stood by the shop window, close by the door, and while he stood there, he kept rubbing the right side of his face: so that his hand was even with the lace which hung in the window; while my sister was looking for the patterns he snatched a piece of lace from the window; I heard a little noise, which was occasioned by the ticket falling that had been pinned to the lace, and looking at his hands I saw it in his left hand. I said you have got a piece of lace, my sister came round the counter and took it from him; he said he did not mean to steal it; he immediately made up to the door and ran away. A gentleman passing by, saw him run, came to us, and asked what he had done; we told him he had stole a piece of lace; he was pursued and brought back, he was delivered to Hawthorn the constable.

Q. Have you got the lace here? - A. Yes, this is it (producing it).

Q. What is the value of it? - A. A guinea. Prisoner's Defence. The piece of lace was laying down on the ground, and I picked it up.

GUILTY , aged 16.

Confined Twelve Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Lawrence.

116. JAMES JOHNSON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 9th of January , a pair of boots, value 10 s. three pair of shoes, value 10 s. and three pieces of leather, value 3 s. the property of Thomas Clark .

THOMAS CLARK sworn. I am a shoemaker ; I live in Crown-street, Finsbury-square . On Thursday evening, the prisoner at the bar applied to me for work in the name of Murray, No. 9, French-alley, Union-street, Spital-fields.

Q. What time of the day was it? - A. Soon after eight o'clock in the evening; I gave him a pair of gentleman's boots to be soaled and heeled.

Q. Was it the prisoner James Johnson that gave you the name of Murray? - A. Yes. I gave him two pair of ladies shoes to be repaired, and a pair of gentleman's shoes to be soaled and heeled; he told me that he worked for Mr. Godsall of Shoreditch; I then gave him the work which I have before described, I sent my lad with him that he might know where to go to him: the lad went with him, and when he got into Sun-street he gave him a sixpence on pretence of fetching him something, the lad came back directly after the manleft him, and told me what had happened; I applied to the direction that he had given me to find him, I could not find him by that direction; on Friday evening last, I found the prisoner at the White Horse public house, Moor-lane, with part of my property on him, which was the boots, in a bag; I then sent for Mr. Riley the officer, to whom I gave him in charge.

Q. You did not find the other property? - A. No, the prisoner said he had lost the remainder part of the work that I gave him.

Q. Had any thing been done to the boots by way of soaling and heeling them? - A. No.

JOSHUA HUMPHRIES sworn. Q. What age are you boy? - A. I am going of ten years old.

Q. Can you say your catechism? - A. Some part of it.

Q. Do you know what become of people that tell lies? - A. They go to hell.

Q. Do you know whether it is a wicked thing to tell lies? - A. Yes, it is wicked.

Q. Now remember you are to tell nothing but what your are sure is true; look at the man that stands at the bar, do you see the man that your master sent you home with? - A. Yes, there he is (pointing to him) in the blue coat.

Q. Did you see him at your master's shop? - A. Yes, on Thursday night the 9th of January.

Q. When he went away did you go with him? - A. Yes, by the direction of Mr. Clark, to know where his lodging was, he took me into Sun-street, then he gave me six-pence to get him half an ounce of tobacco, I went into the shop to get the tobacco; and after they had weighed it, they said it was a bad six-pence, and when I went out the man was gone; he told me he would wait for me in Sun-street, I immediately returned to Mr. Clark and told him.

Q. Is Sun-street a long street or a short one? - A. It is middling: I went through the whole street, and could not find him.

Q. What became of the six-pence? - A. I gave it to Mr. Clark.

Q. (to prosecutor) Is it a good six-pence or a bad one? - A. I do not believe it to be a bad one.

WILLIAM RILEY sworn. I am an officer; this day week I was applied to by Mr. Clark, I found the prisoner at the bar at the White-Horse, I found these boots in his possession; I produce them.

Q. Had you ever known the prisoner before? - A. No.

Q. You do not know what his real name was? - A. No; there were three pair of boots in the bag, he had the bag between his knees when I went into the house.

Q. (to Prosecutor) Which of these boots did the prisoner receiver of you? - A. These are the boots.

Q. The shoes you have not seen since? - A. No.

Q. What is the value of the boots? - A. Ten shillings.

Prisoner's Defence. My lord, I will inform you as brief as possible; I have been in business myself; I have a wife and seven small children; about last July my trade fell off, I applied to some gentlemen to get me a place in the Wet Docks, Mr. Whittle the merchant, recommended me, there they said I was too old for Wapping Dock; I went to the West India Docks, there I worked till I got a jam between the sugar hogsheads, by which means I was unable to work, my family was in great distress; I had always maintained my family without ever applying to a parish or any person to assist me; when I recovered I went to the Dock again, and when I came home my wife was taken ill of a fever, and I was likewise taken very ill last Christmas, when my wife and my children were obliged to go to the workhouse, my goods were seized for the rent that I owed, I was drove to the pit of distress; after recovering from my illness, which was the month before this, I called upon Mr. Clark for work; my wife and children being in the workhouse, and the parish officers threatening they would have me apprehended, was the reason of my changing my name, as I understood they offered a reward to find me out; Mr. Clark gave me work himself, and when I got into Sun-street, I gave the boy six-pence to get me half an ounce of tobacco, I waited for the boy while he went into the shop; a person whom I knew came up to me, we went to have a pint of beer together; I told him I was waiting for a lad whom I had sent into that shop, but it would make very little difference I said, as I should do some of the work in the morning and take it in; I tied the work all up but the boots in my apron, and unfortunately drinking a drop too much, I lost all but the pair of boots; the next day when I found the loss, I in a distracted state of mind went and enquired to find the work, but in vain; I went to a friend, to inform him of my sitution, at the White Horse, Moor-lane, on purpose to get him to go to Mr. Clark, to speak for me; when Mr. Clarke came into the house, Mr. Clark said are you not the man, I directly owned myself as such, I never denied it; I had eight or nine respectable friends last night; I am a man that bore a good character, and a man that worked hard for my living.

GUILTY , aged 57.

Confined Twelve Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Chambre.

117. CHARLOTTE GRUBB was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 28th of December , privily from the person of Robert Gumbleton , three guineas, half a guinea, a seven shilling piece, two promissory notes, for the payment of five pound each, value 5 l. each, a promissory note of one pound, value 1 l. one banknote, value 30 l. and three other bank-notes, value 1 l. each, the property of the said Robert Gumbleton .

ROBERT GUMBLETON sworn. Q. On the 28th of December, where had you dined that day? - A. I had dined at an eating-house in the Strand; I was drinking there for about three hours with some friends.

Q. What had you drank? - A. Spirits and water.

Q. What time did you set out from your company? - A. I went down Charing Cross about ten o'clock in the evening; I went by the Horse Guards into the Bird Cage walk , I was going to Pimlico; I was accosted by a girl, I could not swear to her person, there was no lamps, it was quite dark; she thrusted herself against me, and asked me to go home with her, I was detained about a minute with her; I asked her the way to Buckingham House, I was about the third part of the way through the Park, when I found I had lost my purse.

Q. When did you perceive your purse in your pocket? - A. I felt it in my pocket at Charing Cross; I am confident I had it then.

Q. What sort of a purse was it? - A. A canvas purse.

Q. There was a good many people at Charing Cross? - A. I believe there were.

Q. Had you been drinking so as to be in liquor? - A. Yes.

Q. Pretty much? - A. Yes.

Q. What was in the purse? - A. A thirty pound bank-note, and three one pound bank notes, two five pound notes, and a one pound note, three guineas and a half or four guineas and a half, and a seven shilling piece.

Q. Have you ever seen any of the notes since? - A. Yes, the officer has them.

Q. How came you to have so much money about you? - A. I had just changed a check of thirty-three pound I had of Mr. Robins, at Messrs. Brown and Co. Lombard-street.

Q. Do you live at Pimlico? - A. I live at Deal; the country notes I received in the West Country.

Q. What were the notes that you received from Brown? - A. A thirty pound Bank of England note, three one pound notes, and two seven shilling pieces.

Q. This woman took the purse from you you say? - A. She thrust herself against me and was very forward.

Q. Did you perceive her take any thing at all? - A. No.

Q. Was the buttons of the pocket fast or safe? - A. They were open when I missed the notes.

WILLIAM ROBINS sworn. In the early part of the month of December, I received of Mr. Willis for the use of the prosecutor, the sum of thirty-three pounds, fourteen shillings, for which sum I gave him a check, I came merely to identify the check when it is produced.

JOHN COCKING sworn. On the 29th of December, I apprehended the prisoner; in her pocket was found two guineas, a seven shilling piece, and four shillings in silver, in searching of the room, in a box we found a new coat; we took the prisoner into custody: on the 30th we found between the sacking and the bed a thirty pound Bank of England note, two five Yeovil and Taunton, and one one-pound note of the same bank; the notes were rolled up in a stocking, and poked to the further end of the sacking.

Q. (to Prosecutor) Have you any means of knowing that these were the notes that were in your pocket then? - A. The thirty pound note was signed Bridgman; and I am confident that the Yeovil and Taunton notes were dated in October; I am confident of one of the five pound notes being dated in October, I believe both; I did not take the numbers.

- NEWEL sworn. I am clerk in the house of Brown, Cobb, and Stokes.

Q. Was a check presented to you on the 28th of December? - A. Yes, for thirty-three pounds fourteen shillings; I paid for it a thirty pound note, three one pound notes, and fourteen shillings in money; the number of the thirty pound note was 8425, we never take the number of smaller notes, here is the name of Greenwood upon the note, which is the name of one of our clerks.

WILLIAM JONES sworn. The prisoner bought a great coat of me, and changed a one pound note with me; the coat came to seventeen shillings.

EDWARD TAYLOR sworn. The prisoner bought three pair of stockings of me, I gave her change for a one pound note; she told me her name was Smith, I wrote Smith on the back, 29th of December.

Prisoner's Defence. When these gentlemen came on Sunday night, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, I was in bed; I know nothing of the gentleman that has laid thecharge against me, nor do I know any thing of the notes; I never saw the gentleman in my life till now.

GUILTY, aged 20.

Of stealing, but not privily from the person .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.

123. ABRAHAM PHOENIX, alias MILLER , was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 2nd of December , a lady's cloth pelisse coat, value 18 s. the property of George Tilbury .

GEORGE TILBURY sworn. I live at No. 3, Great Woodstock-street, Marylebone . I am a carpenter, I keep a turner's shop; on the 2nd of December, between one and two, this coat, which I hold in my hand, laid upon the counter; it was at that time taken from thence by whom I cannot say. On the day of lord Nelson's neral, which was Thursday, I was going through Newport market to Long Acre, I met two women, and one of them had the coat on her back; I recognised the coat in my own mind.

Q. What time of the day was this? - A. Between four and five, near dusk; I thought I knew the coat, and after going some way with her, I spoke to her; she then asked me if I would have the goodness to go home with her, I went, she delivered me the coat; on the day before yesterday the prisoner was taken and lodged in St. Ann's watchhouse.

MARY MUSKET sworn. I keep a linen shop in Monmouth-street, I sell second-hand clothes. On the 2d of December the prisoner at the bar came into my shop, and asked me if I would buy a pelisse coat.

Q. What time of the day? - A. Between three and four o'clock; I asked him to let me see it; he took it out of a linen apron which he had before him, I opened the coat and looked at it, I said how came you by this, it is a droll thing for a man to sell; he told me that his wife went out a nursing, and the lady gave it to his wife; I asked him what made him sell it, he said his wife was going out to another lady, she wanted money and bid him sell it; I then asked him his name and place of abode, he told me he lived at No. 16, Stacey-street, and his name was Miller, and said I need not be afraid to buy it; he asked me one pound for it, I told him if I thought he came honestly by it, I would very willingly give him half a guinea for it. The young man that lodges in the house was coming through the shop at the time; I said do you know this man, look at him, he said he did not know him, but he looks like a working man, he says to me you may buy it. I gave him ten shillings (I wanted sixpence), I told him to call and I would pay the sixpence; I never saw him again till he called for the sixpence, I told him I had no money in my pocket, I went up to my husband, and he and the young man in the house came down to my assistance; I told the prosecutor I would stop the man when he come for the sixpence.

Q. When had you seen Mr. Tilbury? - A. I bought the pelisse on the 2nd of December, I saw Mr. Tilbury on the 9th, and on the 15th the prisoner came for the sixpence.

Q. Are you sure this is the man who sold you the pelisse on the 2d of December? - A. I am certain.

JOHN KENNEDY sworn. On the 2nd of December I came through the shop at the time the prisoner offered the pelisse coat for sale, it was near dusk. The landlady asked me if I knew the man or had ever seen him before; I told her I had never seen him before, to the best of my knowledge; she then asked me if I thought it would be right to buy it, I told her he looked like a hard working man; accordingly she bought the pelisse; that was all that passed in my presence at that time. Last Wednesday evening, a little before dark, the landlady came up stairs to her husband, and wished us to come down, as she had got the thief in the shop; we both went down, he was taken into custody, and I went to Mr. Tilbury; he returned with me, and the prisoner was lodged in the watchhouse.

Q. Are you sure that he is the man who sold the pelisse? - A. I am perfectly sure of it.

Prosecutor. I produce the pelisse, this pelisse is my property, it is the very same that I took from Mrs. Musket's.

Q. What may be the value of it? - A. Eighteen shillings.

Q. (to Musket) The pelisse that Tilbury took from you is the very same that you bought of the prisoner? - A. It is the same pelisse.

Prisoner's Defence. I beg leave to inform your lordship, in consequence of my coming for the sixpence, the lady detained me, and when Mr. Tilbury came down he promised to me if I would acknowledge the truth before witness, he would forgive me, and set me about my business; in consequence of that I did; I sent for my brother, as the lady said if I would pay her the ten shillings, she would not appear against me; my brother came, but he being in a passion for what I had done, went away out of the room.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

124. JOSEPH BARKER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 17th of December , one firkin of butter, value 30 s. the property of Joseph Butler .

JOSEPH BUTLER sworn. I am a cheese-monger , I live in Wellclose-square . On the 17th of December, Mr. Stanley came into my shop, and informed me that two men had taken a firkin of butter from the door; from that information I pursued after the thieves; I took the prisoner at the bar with the firkin of butter on his shoulder.

- STANLEY sworn. In passing the prosecutor's shop on the 17th of December, I saw two men; one took a firkin that stood at the door, and put it on the other's shoulder, I followed at a little distance, and then I went back to the prosecutor's shop, and asked him if he had sold any butter to any person. I seeing the prisoner and the other man so engaged, drew my attention; I cannot swear to the persons of either of the men; it was between five and six o'clock, quite dark.

- sworn. I am an officer, I produce the butter.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going after an order for my master's work; coming home a gentleman said to me will you carry it home for me, I will give you a shilling, and the gentleman see him clap it on my shoulder.

The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 16.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

125. MARGARET NICHOLS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 28th of December , four pound weight of pork, value 1 s. 6 d. the property of Robert Dolphin .

ROBERT DOLPHIN sworn. I am a pork-butcher , No. 5, High-street, Marybone . On the 28th of December, between nine and ten in the evening, the prisoner at the bar came to my shop, and stole a piece of pork; I found the pork concealed under her petticoat; when I asked her what she had got, she said nothing but some potatoes; when I found the pork under her petticoats, she begged me to let her go.

Prisoner's Defence. I went into that gentleman's shop to buy a little piece of pork, I took up a bit and asked the price, I did not hear what the gentleman said, he called in a watchman and took me up.

GUILTY , aged 43.

Confined One Week in Newgate , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

126. THOMAS JOHNSON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 30th of December , a cheese, value 1 s. 6 d. the property of Joseph Cuff , senior , Thomas Dickinson , and Joseph Cuff , junior .

JOSEPH CUFF , junior, sworn. I live in Whitechapel , I am a cheesemonger . On the 30th of December, between one and two o'clock, I saw the prisoner coming out of the warehouse (he worked for us), I suspected that he had a cheese, I watched him, he goes out of the yard, I immediately called him back; when I got him in the warehouse, I told him he must give me what did not belong to him, he said that he had nothing, I insisted that he had something, and that he must go into the accounting-house; immediately he went into the accounting-house, he pulled out the cheese.

Q. What is the value of it? - A. One shilling and sixpence.

Q. How long has this man lived with you? - A. Two or three years.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gleed.

Q. He was your porter ? - A. Yes.

Q. You are sure that is your cheese? - A. Yes.

Q. I believe you afterwards searched the premises of this man? - A. We did.

Q. You found none of your property there? A. No.

Q. How do you know that is your cheese? - A. By the cheese that we have in the warehouse.

Q. How many hundred cheeses had you in the warehouse at the same time? - A. We did not count them.

Q. Therefore not having counted them, you do not in fact know that there is any missing? A. We have counted them since, and we found several missing.

The prisoner left his defence to his counsel; called no witness to character.

GUILTY , aged 46.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

127. JAMES KENNEDY, alias QUIN , and MARY MACKERELL , were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 19th of March, in the 44th year of his present majesty's reign , in the dwelling-house of Thomas Earnshaw , a bank note, value 50 l. the property of the said Thomas Earnshaw .

The case was stated by Mr. Gurney.

THOMAS EARNSHAW sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney I live at 119, High-Holborn, in the parish of St. George, Bloomsbury .

Q. In March 1804, did the prisoner live with you as a servant? - A. He did, as footman .

Q. On the 18th or 19th of March did you give any bank note to your son? - A. On the 18th of March, being Sunday, I was going out of town, I gave him a bank note to pay away to Mr. Thompson.

Q. Do you know the number and the date of that note? - A. 2660, dated the 9th of December, 1803, a fifty pound note.

Q. You gave it to your son? - A. I did.

Q. Did you see what your son did with it? - A. I did not.

Q. Did you go out of town that day? - A. I did, I returned on the Wednesday again.

Q. When you returned on the Wednesday, did you learn that the note was lost? - A. I was informed so.

Q. I take it for granted that you gave notice to the Bank? - A. I did.

Q. In consequence of any thing that you learned in the course of October last or since, did you question the prisoner? - A. I did not, he was asked by his mistress.

Q. Do you know the other prisoner, Mary Mackerell ? - A. Yes, she lived servant with me about a twelvemonth back; she did not live servant with me at the time I lost the note; she lived with me three months after the note was lost.

A. Did you happen to know that there was any acquaintance between her and the prisoner? - A. Not of my own knowledge, I was informed so.

Q. In consequence of some information that you had from the Bank, you went to Mr. Hamilton? - A. I did.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp.

Q. I understood you to say that the woman prisoner never came to your service till after the note was lost, and then only for three months, so that the note had been missed before she lived in your service? - A. Certainly so.

Q. The number of the note you learned from the banker's? - A. Yes, but when the note is produced, there is my mark on it.

Mr. Gurney. You received a fifty pound note from captain Mutter, and wrote your name upon it immediately; look at the back of that note, and tell me whether that is your hand-writing? - A. It is.

Q. Did you ever write the name of captain Mutter on any other note? - A. I never received any other money of him.

THOMAS EARNSHAW , junior, sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. On the 18th of March, 1804, did you receive from your father a fifty pound bank note? - A. I did.

Q. What did you do with that note? - A. I put it into a pocket-book, and I put that pocket-book into a table drawer in the parlour.

Q. Did you lock that drawer? - A. I did not the key was previously lost.

Q. At what time of the night or day did you put it in? - A. About four o'clock in the afternoon: I looked in the drawer the following morning between nine and ten o'clock; I found the pocket book there, the note was gone, the book was shut as I left it.

Q. Had your house been broken open in the night? - A. No.

Q. What persons were in the house at that time? - A. None that I know of, there was only the prisoner in the house; I came home at ten o'clock at night on the Sunday.

Q. At four o'clock you put it in the drawer; did you go out to dinner? - A. I then went out; my father left town about one.

Q. When you went out who did you leave in the house? - A. The prisoner, and when I came home, there was no one in the house but the prisoner.

Q. Had any one been in the house? - A. Not that I know of.

Q. Do you know from whom your father happened to receive it of? - A. My father received it of captain Mutter, I saw him write the name on it (witness looking at the note), that is the name.

Q. Are you perfectly sure that that is the note that you left in the drawer? - A. Yes, perfectly sure.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp.

Q. I understood you to say that there was no other servant in the house, and you left the drawer unlocked? - A. I did.

Q. Were there nobody in the house besides the prisoner? - A. Not of my admitting; there was none in the house while I was there.

Q. What time did you leave the house? - A. I left the house at four o'clock in the afternoon, and returned about ten.

Q. You did not discover it till the Monday morning? - A. No.

Q. Have you any means of knowing there was nobody in the house besides the prisoner Kennedy? - A. I have not, at the time I put the note in the drawer there was a person in the room with me that was admitted in the house before; I put the note in the drawer, his name is Carter, I believe he is at the West Indies.

Q. Was the prisoner by at the time you put the note in the drawer? - A. No.

Q. Did you or your father make it public that the note was lost? - A. Yes, Mr. Carter was examined at Bow-street, my father had the young man discharged, he was a man of respectability.

ELEANER COX sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney. I believe you are a new servant to Mr. Earnshaw? - A. Yes, I lived there with the prisoner Kennedy I have lived there six months. Aboutfour months ago he first spoke to me, he then said several times that a troubled mind could have no rest; I said that is the case with you, it is about Mary. He at certain times asked me if I kept a shop, whether I should be able to swear to a person that came in, I said it was according to what conversation they had.

Q. Did he say any thing to you about a bank note? - A. No further than this, if they went to get change at a shop for a note, could a person swear to them; I said it was according to what note it was, whether it was a large note.

- HAMILTON sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. You are a linen draper in Bishopsgate-street? - A. Yes.

Q. On the 12th of October last did the woman prisoner at the bar come to your shop? - A. Yes, she purchased goods of me to the amount of thirty-nine pound, nineteen shillings.

Q. In what manner did she pay you? - A. By a bank note of fifty pound; I gave her the change.

Q. What did you do with that bank note? - A. This was late on the Saturday evening; on the Monday following I sent it to the bankers.

Q. Did you send any other fifty pound note to the banker's on that day? - A. I did not.

Q. I suppose you have no recollection of the number or date? - A. I have not.

Q. How soon afterwards did you see the prisoner Mary Mackerell ? - A. Within this month last.

Q. You went to see her in consequence of Mr. Earnshaw calling on you? - A. Yes, I saw her at Mr. Patterson's No. 17, Bridge-street, where she was a servant.

Q. Did you at once know her to be the person that came to your shop? - A. Yes

Q. Did you find upon her person, or in her box, any of the articles that you had sold at the time you received the fifty pound note? - A. At the time I went to Bridge-street, I saw none of the property; yesterday at Clerkenwell I saw nearly all the property I sold.

Q. Was a box shewed you by a person of the name of Wickam at a public-house? - A. Yes, near the Sessions'-house.

Q. Did that box contain any of the articles that you knew? - A. It did, it contained many articles that I sold; they had my marks on them, I believe it to be all the property that I told for the fifty pound note, within ten pound or thereabouts.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp.

Q. I understand you to speak to a fifty pound note that you received, which note you do not know nothing about the number or the date? - A. No.

WILLIAM HAMILTON sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney. You are a brother to the last witness? - A. I am.

Q. On Monday the 4th of October, were you sent by him with any money to any banker's? - A. Yes, to Messrs. Vere and Co.

Q. Whatever you received from your brother you took? - A. Yes.

JOHN BARON sworn. Examined by Mr. Gurney. You are clerk to Messrs. Vere and Co.? - A. I am.

Q. Is the entry that you are now looking at your own hand writing? - A. It is not.

Q. This is most scandalous, I sent a subpoena, and ordered that I might have the right person? - A. I believe the bankers knew nothing of it till this afternoon.

Q. You have no entry there of your own handwriting? - A. No.

Q. Then as a banker's clerk you know that you cannot speak to any other person's hand writing? - A. The gentleman that came to our house, said it was immaterial, if I would make an extract from the book, it would do.

Court. Who was that gentleman? - A. Mr. Earnshaw.

Prosecutor. When I saw Mr. Lucadou, we went into the back parlour; he treated me very rude, he said do you expect me to leave my business to come to serve you, he was very rude with me; I requested him to send the man down with the book, who had made the entry, that is the very declaration I made, upon my oath.

Court. I am sure if you had followed the direction of your counsel, you would have done right.

Both, NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

128. HANNAH CLEAVER was indicted for that she on the 14th of December , one piece of false and counterfeited money, made to the likeness of, and for, a good shilling, unlawfully did utter to James Newton , and that she when she so uttered the same piece of false and counterfeited money, had about her, in her custody, and possession one other piece of false and counterfeited money, she knowing that also to be false and counterfeited .

Second Count. For unlawfully utterring on the 13th of December , a false and counterfeited shilling, as and for, a good one to Samuel Godsall .

The case was stated by Mr. Knapp.

SAMUEL GODSAL sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. You are a servant to Mr. Newton? - A. Yes.

Q. What is Mr. Newton? - A. He is a wine and brandy merchant , he keeps a liquor shop in Aldgate High-street .

Q. Look round and tell me whether you know the prisoner at the bar? - A. I do, she came several times for glasses of liquor; on Friday, the 30th of December, she came to our house for a glass of liquor, about eleven o'clock in the morning, servedher with a glass of rum, she gave me a shilling and I gave her the three-pence in copper, and six-pence in silver; she had not been gone above half a minute when I discovered the shilling to be bad, I communicated it to my master; on Saturday, about nine o'clock at night, she came again for a glass of rum, Mr. Newton served her, I saw her give Mr. Newton a shilling, Mr. Newton stopped her; I produce the shilling she tendered me the day before; I am sure that is the woman.

JAMES NEWTON sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. You keep a rum and brandy liquor shop? - A. Yes.

Q. Do you remember seeing this woman on Saturday night, the 14th of December? - A. Yes. I served her with a glass of rum, she gave me a shilling, I saw it was not a good one, I told her so, she said she would give me another, I told her it was a very bad practice, and that she had made a practice of it a great many times; I stopped her, and ordered the people to get a constable, Mr. Smith the constable came, he searched her; I produce the shilling she gave me, there is three there now she uttered at my house, and one the constable took from her, they are all separate.

- SMART sworn. I am parish beadle; I searched the prisoner's left hand pocket, and took out a shilling and three or four six-pences, the shilling that appeared to be a bad one, I gave to Mr. Newton, we examined it with the other shillings, it corresponded exactly; the constable of the night came in, he finished the search.

JAMES BOWYERS sworn. I was constable of the night, I searched the prisoner, I desired her to drop her pockets from her, that I might have no handling of her; she dropped her pockets, I found in one pocket six or seven shillings in penny pieces and halfpence, five sixpences in silver, and one shilling, they were all good, I returned them her; in the other pocket I found two pound notes and two dollars, which were all good; I then searched to her shift, entirely taking every thing off; I found nothing more.

Q. Did she say anything to you? - A. She only exclaimed her innocency.

Mr. PARKER sworn. Examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You are employed by the Mint on all these occasions, and well acquainted with the silver coin of this kingdom; look at that shilling, and tell me whether it is a counterfeit one? - A. It is a counterfeit.

Q. Look at these three? - A. They are all three exactly alike.

Q. Are the three alike the one? - A. The three are alike, the other is bent, three of them are of the same mould, the other is larger.

Prisoner's Defence. This gentleman went and searched my house where I live, he found no bad money there; in the course of the day I had sold several articles out of my shop, such as rags and bones that I had there; as to the money being bad I did not know it, and the way I had so much small change in my pocket, I was always in want of it in such a business in regard of buying rags and bones.

GUILTY .

Confined One Year in Newgate , and to find sureties for one year at the expiration of that time .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.