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Old Bailey Proceedings, 10th January 1821.

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the King's Commission of the Peace Oyer and Terminer, AND Gaol Delivery for the City of London, AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery For the County of Middlesex, HELD AT Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey; ON WEDNESDAY, 10th of JANUARY, 1821, and following Days;

Being the Second Session in the Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. JOHN THOMAS THORP , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

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1821.

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

Before the Right Honourable JOHN THOMAS THORP , Esq. LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir Richard Richards , Knt., Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir George Sowley Holroyd , Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir James Allan Park , Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; John Ansley , Esq.; Sir Charles Flower , Bart.; Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq.; George Scholey , Esq.; Christopher Smith , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester , Bart., D. C. L. Recorder of the said City; Sir Matthew Bloxam , Knt., Alderman of the said City; and Newman Knowlys , Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of the Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Walter Baker ,

Stephen Hale ,

John Walker ,

John Hulet ,

James Houghton ,

Thomas Bennington ,

Charles Quelch ,

Charles Blackburn ,

John Maclaurin ,

John Woodhouse ,

George Bracher ,

William Smith .

First Middlesex Jury.

Lewis Leplastre ,

Benjamin Hughes ,

Thomas King ,

John Appleton ,

Edward John Woodell ,

Edward Cox ,

Richard May ,

John George ,

Robert Brand ,

William Sherman ,

Richard Tipton Norgrove ,

George Williams .

Second Middlesex Jury.

James Harris ,

Robert Danes ,

John James ,

Thomas Burton ,

Edward Jones ,

Charles Gould ,

Thomas Fox ,

George Potter ,

John Levesque ,

William Walker ,

Ralph Foster ,

James Young .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, JANUARY 10, 1821.

THORP, MAYOR. SECOND SESSION.

212. JOSEPH WOOTTEN and WILLIAM BULLOCK were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Hall , Esq. on the King's highway, on the 10th of November , at St. Giles in the Fields , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 20 l.; one ribbon, value 6 d.; two seals, value 2 l., and one key, value 2 s., his property .

MR. PLATT conducted the prosecution.

JOHN HALL , Esq. I am the Hanoverian Consul General . On the 10th of November, a little after five o'clock in the evening, I was walking up Drury-lane ; on arriving opposite Charles-street, and passing near the north-east corner, I was near a house which was shut up - I received a push on my right side, and thinking somebody meant to pass, I turned aside, and got into Charles-street; immediately on my arrival there, a person stood close in front of me, and I received a violent blow on my head, which, from the position in which I stood, must have been struck behind me, or on my side - it cut a hole in my hat, and my head bled considerably. I have the scar still, and shall carry it to my grave. Immediately on receiving the blow, the man in front cried out

"Halloo! where are you pushing to?" and at the same instant my watch was snatched from my fob - it was a gold horizontal watch, capped and jewelled; the dial plate, instead of the usual figures, had my name and the date, 1808, in Roman characters; a ribbon, two seals, and a key were fixed to the watch. On my receiving the blow, and the snatch at my watch, I was staggered for a moment, then made a plunge at the man who took the watch, and he endeavoured to lay hold of me, but I fell with the effect of the blow with my hand down on the pavement, and my back against the house. I immediately jumped up to pursue the man whom I saw with the watch in his hand. I believe the man who cried halloo to be the man who took it, but am not certain; he ran up Charles-street, I immediately got up and attempted to pursue him, but had not got above three or four steps before some person in the street made a blow at me, which I warded off. I got into Drury-lane, some persons came round, and said

"What is the matter, you are all over blood?" I went into a shop, found myself covered with blood, which streamed down all over my face. I enquired for a surgeon, a boy came into the shop, and gave me information. I went home, was confined to my house fourteen days, and was under a medical man's hands for three weeks. The effects of the blow raised the scalp, and injured one of my arteries - the surgeon feared I should have had a locked jaw. When I recovered, I went and found the boy out, and went with him to the Coach and Horses, Belton-street, St. Giles's - I did not go into the house - the officers brought the prisoners out. The boy was waiting in a coach in Broad-street, St. Giles's. The prisoners were taken into a public-house in Holborn, the boy was sent in and came out again. I stood in the passage, and saw there were about thirty persons there. This was about half-past ten o'clock on Saturday evening. In consequence of what the boy said we took them to Bow-street.

Q. Had you sent your watch to be repaired - A. Yes; in April, 1819, I sent it by my clerk to Mr. Fowinkle; I had let it fall, and the works were broken - I received it back repaired. In October I broke the glass, and it was repaired again by Mr. Vanburin. When I broke the glass I was all day on horseback, and the motion of the horse bent the hour hand. I received it back from Vanburin.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. What was the state of the night - A. It was a dark foggy night - the gas was lit. I think it was about ten minutes past five o'clock. I saw several women of the town about, but not the boy; there were gas lights in the shop on the opposite side. The boy came to me immediately after, but I did not ask his address, he is the same boy.

Q. Did not Bullock say at Bow-street that he bought the watch - A. On his first examination he declined saying anything, but when he was fully committed he said he bought it.

MR. PLATT. Q. Was there sufficient light to distinguish one person from another - A. Yes; but from the effect of the blow, I will not speak to either of them.

GEORGE MARGETTS . I am near sixteen years old. I have known the prisoners perfectly well for nearly a year, and have often seen them in company with each other. I remember Mr. Hall being knocked down. I saw the prisoners come out of the Coach and Horses, Charles-street, they went towards Drury-lane - a third man stood in the road, in Drury-lane, facing the end of Charles-street - one of them whistled, I cannot say which; the man in Drury-lane shoved Mr. Hall into Charles-street as he crossed, then the prisoners pulled him in - they pulledhim down, and struck him with a little ash-stick as well as I could see; another man came up and said, halloo! and something else. Wootten pushed his hand up, and at that time the watch was taken; I did not see the watch, but saw the seals in his hand as he pulled his hand up.

Q. Was Mr. Hall struck before he was pulled down - A. He was pulled down first as far as I could see; I am sure Bullock struck him, he had the stick, I have seen him carrying that ash-stick about often before. When they ran away Mr. Hall got up, and went into an eating-house, I went to see how he was hurt, and he went to a surgeon's with the waiter.

Cross-examined. Q. What are you - A. I work at Mr. Bryanston's, wheelwright's shop, in Charles-street. I was going to fetch a candle for one of the men, and was coming up Charles-street into Drury-lane, when this happened, I was on the opposite side to Mr. Hall. I was afraid to speak, but I saw what was done, and heard the man say, Halloo! Bullock had a top coat and top boots on. Wootten was close by when Bullock struck Mr. Hall, he had a black or dark blue coat on, brown pantaloons, shoes and stockings, they both had copper buttons; I took a deal of notice of their dress.

Q. Did you not notice their dress, because you could not see their faces - A. I knew them perfectly well. I noticed their dress for fear I should be asked about it. I knew them without their clothes. I noticed their dress to make myself more certain, as I had not an opportunity of seeing their faces. I do not remember speaking to Mr. Hall in the shop, I spoke to the waiter; I told my parents and the men what I had seen.

Q. On your oath did you not say, that you did not know the men, and noticed their dress that you might describe them as you did not see their faces - A. No, I knew their faces well. My sister lives at the eating-house, I went in one night, and the master of the house asked if I was the boy who saw the gentleman knocked down? it was a week or a fortnight after. I did not give information at the office, being afraid they would injure me; my father did not tell me to go till I saw Mr. Hall. I have often seen the prisoners in the Coach and Horses public-house, my father uses the house, and whenever I saw them in the street after, I said to my father

"There are the men." I was brought up in Clerkenwell charity-school, and go to St. Giles's church. I pointed the prisoners out when they were in custody.

Q. Where have you been living since Mr. Hall found you out - A. In the Commercial-road, I was taken there for fear any of the party should catch hold of me.

MR. PLATT. Q. When Mr. Hall found you, did you describe the prisoners to the officers - A. Yes, I saw them in the day-time at the public-house in Charles-street, and fetched the officer, but when we went they were gone, and were taken at night. When the officers brought them out I was in a coach waiting to see them, they brought them past the coach, and I knew them. I afterwards went into a public-house to see them, and pointed them out standing up with a great many people, who were drinking spirits. When I spoke to the waiter of the eating-house, I said

"I saw this done, and know who did it."

JEREMIAH MAIDMENT . I am an officer. From the description of the boy, I went and apprehended the prisoners at the Coach and Horses, public-house, Belton-street. The boy was in a coach; we took them to the Spread Eagle, public-house, Broad-street, we did not take them by the coach, it was on the other side of the way. The boy saw them at the Spread Eagle, with three or four others and some other officers; he said the prisoners were the two - they were taken away directly - this was Saturday evening the 2d of December. I searched Bullock, and found this watch on him, which I produce.

Cross-examined. Q. You are well known about St. Giles's - A. I have lived in the neighbourhood eight years, and have known the prisoners by sight a good while, and saw them at different times after the robbery; two or three women and three or four of our officers were with them when the boy pointed them out. I never heard anything of this sort of them before. The boy's description led me to look for them. I apprehended them ten minutes after I had received it.

MARTENUS VANBURIN. Mr. Hall sent me a watch to repair in October last. I straitened the hour-hand, and put a new lunet-glass to it, the dial plate had, John Hall. 1808, or 1818, in Roman characters, instead of the figures, The watch now produced has now quite a different dial, but I know it by the hour-hand, which has a dent where it was straitened, and where I burnished it over; the centre wheel arbor was raised, but on account of the glass being low I filed it at the top to keep it from the glass. When I had it, the name

" Richard Chater , Royal Exchange," was engraved on the name piece; it now has

" Thomas Anthony , London." I do not know such a maker. The name plate appears to have been filed thinner, as the screws stand above the plate, and they are generally sunk in; the number is 4,276. The alterations appear recent, and it is fresh gilt. I find a number scratched on the cap, but I cannot make it out. After I repaired it I delivered it to Mr. Hall himself. I am sure it is the same. Speaking particularly from the centre wheel arbor, and the dent in the hand. These alterations could easily be made.

NICHOLAS FOWINKLE . In 1819, I took a watch to Mr. Gantony, in Cheapside, to be repared for Mr. Hall. I afterwards brought it away, and returned it to Mr. Hall.

HENRY SAVORY . In 1819, I was servant to Mr. Gantony, a watch-maker, in Cheapside. I received a watch from the last witness, which was Mr. Hall's; it was repaired and returned to him. We always enter the number of the watches we receive. I produce the entry of this, - (reads) -

"Gold watch, name Chater, No. 8,348." It had had a fall, which broke the cylinder; we put a new one and a new wheel. The name Chater is not on it now, the name piece is now thinned, the screws are as they originally were. The name appears to be filed out, and another put on; it is newly gilt. I do not find the number on it now, but on the cap I think the No. 8,348, has been filed, and an attempt made to scratch it out; I can trace those figures now. It is usual for the manufacturers to scratch the number on the cap. I find it has the same wheel and cylinder which I put in it; the index-piece I can speak to, it being very remarkable, and to the best of my belief it is the index-piece of Mr. Hall's watch. I do not know Anthony, a watch-maker. I remember the case was much bruised, and was not repaired so well as I couldwish - they hung rather on the hinges, which they do now.

Cross-examined. Q. You know you repaired that watch - A. Yes, and know it was for Mr. Hall. The alterations could possibly be made in twelve hours.

MR. HALL re-examined. I know the watch by the hour-hand, the dent remains in it, which I observed on receiving it from Mr. Vanburin, and on the cap the old number appears to be obliterated. The No. 4,276, is put on, and the old No. 8,348, appears under it; I also know the string and key now affixed to it, to be mine.

WOOTTEN'S Defence. I call God to witness that I am innocent. The boy does not know the nature of an oath, or that my life depends upon his word; he is a cruel boy, and God will reward him.

BULLOCK'S Defence. I bought the watch for 11 l. 10 s.

JAMES FARTHING . I live at No. 33, Great Earl-street, Seven Dials. I hardly ever miss passing a night at the Coach and horses, public-house, Belton-street. I know the prisoners, they frequented there very often; on the night after the fire in Drury-lane, in particular, I remember seeing them there. Two persons came in and mentioned the robbery, one came in about a quarter of an hour after the other; when they came in I saw Bullock sitting by the left side of the fire, and Wootten sat facing me. Bullock was playing at dominoes. A person came in, and said a gentleman had been knocked down at the corner of Charles-street, was cut in the face, and taken to the doctor's.

Q. What time was this - A. I left work about a quarter past four o'clock, and I think I got there about half-past four o'clock; I had been there about a quarter or half an hour when the man came in and stated about the robbery. I suppose it was about half-past five o'clock, but will not speak to a quarter of an hour. Bullock was not out of the house for more than five minutes - they could not be out of my sight long enough to commit a robbery in Charles-street and return. I can almost swear they were not out at all till the men came in.

MR. PLATT. Q. Why frequent a house so far off - A. It is not far. I work for the landlord and several who come there - there were fourteen or fifteen people there, one Ingram was there; I do not recollect any others by name, I may know their persons. I was present when Maidment took them out of the house - they were both playing at dominoes together; they asked what was the matter? he said he did not know. Next day I saw Maidment, and asked what it was for? he said for a highway robbery on such a day in Drury-lane; I said,

"Well, the men were in my company at the very time." I did not ask where I could go to state this.

Q. Will you swear it was not five o'clock when you got to the house - A. Yes, I left work when it was getting dark, cleaned myself, and went there; it was not very dark when I got there. I believe the lamps were lit. Bullock might leave the room for a moment for a particular purpose. When they were taken all the company in the room said they were not out of the room - eight or ten said so - they said so the night after they were apprehended. I came here to day of my own accord, nobody asked me to come. I asked Maidment when the trial would be - I told nobody what I was going to state here.

Q. Had you the misfortune to be here before - A, Yes.

Q. Was it on this side of the bar or the other - A. The other, I was charged three or four years ago with receiving two sheets.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. Were you convicted - A. I had twelve months imprisonment. I think the latest time I got to the public-house was half-past four o'clock. I suppose it was an hour afterwards that I heard of the robbery; one of them must have passed me to go out. Vickers was sitting in the room under the clock.

STEPHEN VICKERS . I am a printer. The last place I worked at was for Russell, at Guilford. I live at No. 38, George-street, Bloomsbury. I frequent the Coach and Horses, public-house, and perfectly well remember one night somebody coming in and saying a gentleman had been robbed in Drury-lane. I got to the public-house that day between three and four o'clock - the information was given after five o'clock; the prisoners were in the room at the time, Bullock sat in the box when I went into the room, and Wootten was in another part of the room.

MR. PLATT. Q. Where did Farthing sit - A. At the opposite end of the box facing the fire in the corner-seat; Bullock sat about the middle of the table between Farthing and me, on the left of Farthing; Wootten sat opposite to Farthing by the fire side. I was there when they were taken. The robbery was talked of in the course of the next day. Wootten was smoking his pipe, and joining in conversation; Bullock and I were talking together. I do not remember their playing at any game. I first saw them there between three and four o'clock. I was there all the evening with them.

Q. How long is it since Russell employed you - A. Three years, I have been out of employ ever since. I receive money from my son, who works for Mr. Davey, a printer. I have no money.

Q. When did you first mention this - A. It was the general conversation. Pritchard, the landlord, knew the prisoners very well.

Q. Have you been in trouble yourself - A. I have, I do not know that I am bound to say what for.

Q. Were you charged with a robbery - A. Yes, only once. I was tried here for house-breaking two years ago. I have had no conversation with the prisoners since they were taken; their friends told me they were to be tried to-day. One Brandon told me it was necessary to prove, if possible, that they were there, and asked if I objected to come and state the truth. I have worked on the Sun, Statesman, and Examiner newspapers, some years ago. I kept a public-house at Westminster some years back.

Q. On the night the prisoners were taken, are you sure it was said that the prisoners were at the house at the time of the robbery - A. Yes, I am confident it was mentioned the night they were taken, directly after they were taken out.

Q. From whom did you derive the information that they were charged with a robbery that night - A. Directly after they were taken it was said they were charged with this robbery - I do not know who mentioned the charge. I recollected their being in the house, and said so; Farthing was there - I remember it because it was the day after Lord Mayor's day, and in the course of the following Sunday or Monday I ascertained the gentleman's namewho was robbed. I heard the prisoners were to be tried last Session, but I did not come.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did the officer say what they were charged with - A. I do not know. I have lived in George-street at different times for twelve months, Mr. Ennes is my landlord.

WOOTTEN - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

BULLOCK - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Ld. Chief Baron Richards .

213. MICHAEL HARLEY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Hugh Mackay , on the King's highway, on the 11th of December , at St. Martin in the Fields , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 8 l.; one chain, value 2 l.; two seals, value 30 s., and one key, value 5 s., his property .

HUGH MACKAY . I am a tailor . On Monday, the 11th of November, I was in the Strand ; a procession was coming up, I stood against Northumberland House; a crowd was coming, and I saw a man walking on the curb stone, he came right up to me, and looked at my watch-chain - he was five or six feet from me; he turned round, and folded his arms. A great number came up, and placed themselves in the same position with their backs towards me - there were fifteen or twenty of them, they walked backwards towards me all shoulder to shoulder. I was alarmed, and tried to force out from them by pushing between them and the wall with my shoulders; they forced me back again, and hustled against me - the prisoner was one of them. They enclosed me all round against the wall. I felt a hand come against my watch-chain, and collared the prisoner, who held my watch-chain; I am positive he is the man, I had seen him three or four times before, and am as certain of him as of my own existence - he had been pointed out to me as a thief. I held him by the collar, and saw him pull the watch from me; a hand came between us, and received the watch from him - I have not recovered the watch. Somebody seized my hand, and held me fast; I held the prisoner with the other hand, and said,

"Have I got you?" I called out A thief! and immediately they all fell to striking me. My head was so swelled with the blows I could not put my hat on for several days, my neck and shoulders were much bruised - they struck with their fists. I was totally senseless, and do not know what happened to me. When I came to myself I was on the ground, I had forgot what had happened, and felt for my watch - the men were all gone then. I was only senseless a short time, for the crowd with the procession had not got up on my recovering. I saw the prisoner again on the next Friday evening, and knew him instantly. I had a good view of his face, and I am sure he is the man.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. Are you acquainted much with thieves - A. No, only two; the prisoner and another had been pointed out to me as such; when he was pointed out his nose was bleeding, a young man had struck him.

Q. Had you any conversation with the officer before you came here - A. No. It was about ten minutes before eleven o'clock; the procession had not got up. They all enclosed round me - the blows were struck before my watch was taken - I saw the prisoner take it, I had such a view of him as to identify him immediately - I had an oblique view of him. I think it was the second Saturday after the death of the late King that he was first pointed out to me.

Q. Did you ever say you could swear to him by the colour of his coat - A. No, never in my life. He had an olive brown frock-coat on, black velvet collar, a high shirt-collar, and a fashionable bell-crowned hat; he was always dressed genteel when I saw him. If he was tarred and feathered all over except his face I could swear to him. I described him at the office, and mentioned his particular walk. I could only see the hand of the man who received the watch.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON . I am a constable. The prosecutor described the prisoner; one Wright apprehended him, and brought him to me on the Friday following the robbery. I put him with ten or twelve others, and sent the prosecutor into the room, he indentified him.

Cross-examined. Q. Was Friday the first time you saw him - A. I saw him on the Tuesday, but was not certain he was the man, and there being two or three together I did not like to take him. The prosecutor described him minutely. I told the prisoner I thought I wanted him, and to come up at seven o'clock in the evening - he did not come.

Q. You know he was tried last Session - A. Yes. I was once an officer of Bow-street, but left in consequence of a family quarrel, and I have a better situation. I have said I believed the prisoner was innocent.

COURT. Q. How came you to say so - A. Because he was very poor, and had nothing about him. I thought if he was a thief he would be better dressed, and there is a man about Whitechapel very much like him.

Prisoner's Defence. On the 12th of December, I saw the officer in Salisbury-street, and asked him if he had heard of my being imprisoned for a thing I knew nothing of? he said he had heard of it, and wanted me for a gold watch got near Northumberland House on Monday; I said I could prove where I was. He said if I came up to the public-house at seven o'clock in the evening, he dare say he would make it all right. I did not go, and on Friday another officer took me; I was in the public-house by myself about three hours, and about half-past seven o'clock the officer called out

"Mike," and told me to go into the parlour to see if the man knew me. The prosecutor said,

"That is the man, I can swear by the colour of his coat." I was at the Swan, public-house, from Friday night till near two o'clock on Monday.

CHARLES WILLIAMS . I keep a coffee shop in Swan-yard, Drury-lane. About eleven o'clock on Sunday night, the 10th of December, the prisoner came with a female, and engaged a bed - he called her Julia. They passed the night at my house, and next day about a quarter past one o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came down, and ordered a cup of tea and toast, as the female was rather unwell; he went up stairs again. When he came down he had some shoes, or something in his hand to be cleaned; he had not his shoes on, they were only slippers. It was a dirty day, and they appeared dry - I should have observed if he had been out. He returned up stairs - Idid not see him again. He paid for the room before they went to bed.

COURT. Q. Do you keep a house to admit any one - A. If they come in a quiet way I admit them.

MARY WILLIS . I saw the prisoner about a quarter past twelve o'clock, or better, on Sunday evening, the 10th of December, at Mr. Williams's, I am servant there. The prisoner came in with a girl, and they slept there; the prisoner rose next day exactly at a quarter past one o'clock, I saw him come down; I had been for some beer, and met him as I returned with his shoes down at the heel, I gave him a brush to clean them with at the back door - he could not go out without my knowing it.

COURT. Q. How do you know he was not out - A. I was in the bar and tap-room all the morning. The door was kept shut all the morning - we seldom sell coffee in the morning.

JULIA DOUGLAS . I know the prisoner. On the 10th of December, I met the prisoner in the Strand with his brother, about eleven o'clock at night, and walked almost to Westminster-bridge with them; he turned back with me, and went to Swan-yard. I was in his company all night; he got up about a quarter past one o'clock. He did not leave the bed before one - he sent me up some tea.

COURT. Q. How did you hear of this robbery - A. He said Jefferson, the officer, had told him he wanted him about it.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 23.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

214. JAMES HERBERT FLIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of December , one pair of trowsers, value 1 l. , the goods of Richard Cleobury .

MARY CLEOBURY . I am the wife of Richard Cleobury , who is a tailor , and lives in Cheapside . On the 12th of December, in the afternoon, I was passing the prisoner's room door and noticed the window open - he was our servant ; I went in to shut it, and found a brown paper parcel, containing a pair of trowsers.

RICHARD CLEOBURY . Mrs. Cleobury informed me this parcel was between the prisoner's box and the wainscoat. I found my mark on them. He went out in the evening with the parcel under his arm - I sent the clerk after him. I found the trowsers at Fothergill's.

JAMES WALKER . I am servant to Mr. Fothergill. On the 12th of December, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner pledged these trowsers.

STEPHEN CADBY . I apprehended the prisoner, and found this duplicate on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded extreme distress.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

215. HUGH BURGESS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one range of sole leather, value 8 s. , the good of Samuel Rose .

JOHN ROSE . I live with Samuel Rose , a currier , who lives in Aldersgate-street . On the 8th of December, about eight o'clock in the morning, a man said he had found some leather secreted in the stove. I examined it - it was folded in a handkerchief. I brought it into the shop, replaced it again, and when the prisoner returned from breakfast charged him with stealing it - he denied it for half an hour. I said I was convinced he took it - he said he knew nothing of the handkerchief. I turned to one of the other men, and asked him if he knew anything of it - he said he had seen it in the prisoner's possession several times. I asked him if he still persisted in denying it; he did so, and I gave him in charge; he then acknowledged taking it. I had made him no promise.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. Did he confess immediately after denying it - A. It was a quarter of an hour after. He was eight years in our service, We detected him in stealing candles about two years ago.

JOHN SIMPSON . On the 8th of December I went to work about eight o'clock in the morning, Burgess was then at work. I went to the shed, the prisoner left the place where he worked, and went to the stove - I came down, found him there, and behind a parcel of skins I found this leather, wrapped in a handkerchief. I informed Mr. Rose. When the prisoner returned from breakfact he went to the stove, and I saw him bend his body back towards the leather. Mr. Rose and the constable came up almost immediately, took the leather from the stove, and asked who knew anything of it. Burgess said he knew nothing of it. I said I believed the handkerchief was his, as I had seen him with it many times - he still denied it. Mr. Rose gave him in charge - he was handcuffed, and as he was being taken from the shop he said it was his first offence, and desired Mr. John Rose to intercede with his uncle - he said he threw a piece down the privy, which he had cut off it.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am an officer. I was fetched; I made the prisoner no promises - he denied it; I said it could not get there without hands. After I had handcuffed him, he asked forgiveness, and said it was his first offence. I searched his premises, and found another piece of leather.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it - it is not my handkerchief.

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

216. THOMAS FAULKNER was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , twelve pair of stockings, value 16 s. , the goods of Robert Kipling .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to belong to Moses Charles Bidmead .

DAVID WINKLY . I am an apprentice to Mr. Robert Kipling , who is a hosier , and lives at No. 59, Cheapside . About half-past ten o'clock on Saturday night, I was behind the counter serving a customer; I cast my eye towards the door, and saw the prisoner standing there. In a few moments I saw him snatch the stockings off the stool, and run down Bow-lane. I followed, and saw him drop them in Bow-lane; I picked them up, and still followed. Mr. Bidmead got before me, and caught him in Pancras-lane; we brought him back. I am sure he is the man.

MOSES CHARLES BIDMEAD . I pursued, and stopped the prisoner in Pancras-lane, with a handkerchief in his hand. I had lost sight of him. I said

"You are the man I want." He said

"What for?" I said for stealing a dozen of stockings. Winkly came up and indentified him - the shop is Robert Kipling 's.

GEORGE CONEY . I was coming along about a dozen yards from the shop, and saw the prisoner snatch the stockings; I followed and saw him drop them - I am sure he is the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going home when the gentleman collared me - I am innocent.

GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

217. JOHN NEAL was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December , six pair of stockings, value 15 s. , the goods of William Kipling .

WILLIAM KIPLING . I am a hosier , and live at No. 47, Cheapside . On the 15th of December, about a quarter before five o'clock, Powell brought the prisoner into the shop with the stockings in his hands, which he had taken from the passage.

JOHN POWELL . I am a porter. I was passing the shop, and saw the prisoner take the stockings; I pursued and brought him back, without losing sight of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

218. FRANCIS ANGEL and THOMAS BALL were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of December , two horse cloths, value 1 l.; one horse-collar, value 1 l.; one roller, value 5 s., and one bridle, value 1 l. , the goods of Frederick Sparrow .

WILLIAM PYE . I am a watchman of Blackfriars. About a quarter past two o'clock in the morning, I was sent down to Mr. Alderman Smith's, Cresent-place , and saw a light in the stables; I knocked at the window twice, and then they put the light out; I went back and called Neal, the other watchman. We went to the entrance of the stables, and found three or four of the stable doors broken open - they are in Little Bridge-street. Neal stopped at the gate, while I went to the watch-house to get assistance, and as Berry and I were coming down we heard the rattle spring. Angel immediately rushed by us, and Potter caught him; we proceeded to the stable, and found Ball laying in the manger - I took him.

BARNARD NEAL . I am a watchman. I was placed at Mr. Alderman Smith's. Pye said there was a light in the stables; we found three or four stable doors open. I remained at the gate while he got assistance, during which time the prisoner, Angel, came to the gate from the stable with a horse-cloth containing some cart harness and a bridle; seeing me he laid them down at the bottom of the half-gate. I asked what he had been doing? he said another man was up the yard. I sprung my rattle, and he rushed by me; I pursued him, and kept him in my sight until Potter took him. I went back to the gate and remained till Ball was found.

JOSEPH POTTER . Pye fetched me and Berry. I saw a man running up, and heard the rattle spring. I met Angel running speedily, and secured him - he struggled a good deal. After putting him in the watch-house, I returned and found Ball in the manger. I noticed his hat totter on his head, and a pair of traces was found squeezed hard in it.

JOHN BERRY . I was with the others. Angel fell into Potter's hands, and Ball was found in the manger.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ANGEL'S Defence. I have a large family.

BALL'S Defence. I was out of work. I slept in the stables three weeks - they were uninhabited.

ANGEL - GUILTY . Aged 21.

BALL - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

219. ADAM RAGG was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of December , 2 1/2 d. in copper monies numbered, and 9 lbs. of hoop iron, value 1 s. , the goods of James Houghton and Humphry Messenger .

THOMAS PADDOCK . I work for James Houghton and Humphry Messenger, oilmen , in Bartholemew-close - the prisoner was cooper there. On the 18th of December, I lost 2 1/2 d. out of my pocket - my coat hung where I work; I had marked the money in the morning having lost some before. As the prisoner was leaving the warehouse, Mr. Messenger called him, and asked him what money he had? he denied having any; Mr. Messenger said,

"You have, and you stole it." He said he had only a few halfpence - he pulled one out, and then 1 1/2 d. more; I knew them, they were mine.

HUMPHREY MESSENGER . In consequence of Paddock's losing money, I suspected the prisoner, and asked him what money he had? he said None. I insisted upon seeing - he produced it a halfpenny at a time, Paddock claimed them. I noticed the manner in which he took them out, and suspected that something more was there - I insisted on seeing what he had in his pocket, he said he had nothing, and asked to go to the privy. I sent for an officer who found my iron hoops in his pocket.

JOHN HUMPHRIES . I am an officer. I found the iron on the prisoner, and at his lodgings two bags of salt, some pearl-ash, &c.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in the cellar and picked the halfpence up - I found the iron under the water-cask.

GUILTY . Aged 51.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

220. ESTHER MOSES was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of December , 20 yards of printed cotton, value 25 s. , the goods of William Brown .

JOHN BROWN. I am shopman to William Brown , who is a linen-draper , and lives in the Minories . On the 14th of December, between three and four o'clock, the prisoner came in and bought a piece of calico, which came to 6 d.I saw her take a piece of print off the counter, put it under her apron, and go out - I brought her back and gave her in charge - she dropped it from under her apron.

JOHN STONE . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

SECOND DAY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11.

221. WILLIAM CARROL was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of January , one pocket-book, value 2 s., and one 5 l. Bank note, the goods of Sir John Lambert , Knight Commander of the Bath .

SIR JOHN LAMBERT . I am Knight Commander of the Bath. On the 4th of January, about two o'clock, I was just by St. Clement's Church , a person in front of me told me I had been robbed. I heard a cry of Stop thief! turned round, and saw my pocket-book in the middle of the street, Sweeny was picking it up - some persons were in pursuit of the prisoner.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. You were not conscious of having been robbed - A. No.

WILLIAM TUCKER . I saw a man in company with the prisoner take the pocket-book from the prosecutor's pocket and give it to the prisoner, who put it into his pocket; I informed Sir John of it, and then collared the prisoner, who struck me a violent blow and got off. He was taken down Milford-lane - I am sure he is the man.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you never say you doubted it - A. No.

OWEN SWEENY . I saw the prisoner turn to get away, and observed a pocket-book fall between him and Tucker - I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

222. CATHERINE WINSTON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of December , three gowns, value 10 s.; two cloaks, value 10 s.; one petticoat, value 2 s., and one handkerchief, value 9 d. , the goods of Thomas Rossey .

ANN ROSSEY . I live in Loader's-place, Westminster . On the 16th of December I went out about five o'clock and locked the door - I returned about nine, and found my room-door open; I found two boxes moved, and these things gone - the prisoner came home intoxicated. We had her room searched, and found a duplicate, and also a key which opened my door.

WILLIAM MILLS . I took the prisoner in charge. I found the duplicates on her and a knife, which she said she had stolen from a man.

CHARLES LEE . I am a pawnbroker. On the 16th of December, between eight and nine o'clock, the prisoner pledged this property with me.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It is a house of ill fame, any one can open the doors.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

223. MARY KNOWLES was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of December , in the dwelling-house of William Edge Conway , two handkerchiefs, value 1 s.; one pencil-case, value 18 d.; one tobacco stopper, value 6 d.; three pieces of satin, value 6 d., and two 5 l. bank notes, his property .

MARY CONWAY . I am the wife of William Edge Conway , we live in Carnaby-market , the prisoner was our servant . On the 4th of December I took my pocket-book out of a drawer, and counted the notes that were in it - I had four 5 l. Bank notes - I put them into the drawer again and locked it. On Wednesday night I missed two 5 l. notes. Next morning I got an officer, who searched the prisoner's box and found in it a silver pencil-case, a tobacco-stopper, some satin, two handkerchiefs, a gold pin, and an iron-holder. I can swear that the blue satin was in the drawer with the notes.

JAMES ALEXANDER. I am a constable. I searched the prisoner's box and her pockets. I found two keys, one of them opened the drawer where the money was, the other was the key of her box. I found the things mentioned, and 20 s. in silver, but no notes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. She swears falsely.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Ld. Chf. Baron Richards .

224. WILLIAM KEIGHTLY was indicted for that he, on the 1st of January , feloniously did forge a certain acceptance to a bill of exchange for payment of 120 l. 7 s., with intent to defraud John Scott Smith and John Goldie .

SECOND COUNT, for uttering the same with the like intent.

HENRY BRETT . I assist in the counting-house of Messrs. James Scott Smith and John Goldie , who live in Whitechapel-road. On Saturday, the 30th of December, the prisoner came in about noon, and enquired the price of gin; he said his name was Swan, of the house of Swan and Son, at Nottingham, and he intended to pay money. We agreed for a puncheon, he desired me to make out the invoice, and he would call again that day and settle for it. About one o'clock on Monday he came, I gave him the invoice, and he presented me with a check for 120 l. 7 s., requesting the difference, which was 54 l. 3 s. 6 d. in change. I suspected it, made an excuse, and asked him where I could send him the change? he said he would call again in two hours for it. I then immediately presented the check at Cox and Biddulph's. In consequence of what I was told, I went to Slaughter and Co., the purported drawers.

Q. In consequence of what you heard what did you do - A. I got Griffiths, the officer, and had him apprehended. We found him at the counting-house. Mr. Smith interrogated him as to his possession of the check? he gave him the same account as he gave me of it; but after being very closely pressed he said he found it. The check was not out of my sight at the banking-house. I amconfident it is the same check as he presented to me. I kept possession of it until I gave it to Mr. Smith.

The instrument not being produced the Jury found a verdict of

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

225. WILLIAM WATSON was indicted for feloniously assaulting Ralph Webb on the King's highway, on the 27th of December , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one pocket-book, value 1 s.; one 10 l. Bank post bill, and three 1 l. Bank notes, his property .

RALPH WEBB . I live in Fore-street, Limehouse. On Wednesday, the 27th of December, I was walking down the Horseferry-road and was accosted by three men, one on each side and the other in front, the prisoner was one, he was on my right side - it was dark, I could not see their faces. The prisoner thrust his hand into my breast-pocket, and took out my pocket-book, I seized him directly, he gave it to his companion in front - I took him to the watch-house, the others ran away - it was done in an instant.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. You were not sober - A. I had been drinking at the George - I was not tipsy, but a little drunk. I believe three people were round me, I saw no more. I am certain it was not in a crowd. There was a lamp just by. I went alone with him to the watch-house. Three of us had drank three pints of gin and beer.

JAMES HOBBINS . On the 27th of December I saw three men go up to Webb, and the one on the right took a pocket-book out of his coat-pocket, it was the prisoner. Webb immediately collared him and took him to the watch-house. I was close against him.

Cross-examined. Q. Was not this a very dark night - A. Yes, I was going from town with Webb, he told me to recollect what I saw. I was with him at the public-house - he was not very drunk. I should not know the others again, but I know the prisoner by his coat - there were only three men. I never said I was not positive of the prisoner. I stood close by Webb, and was following him.

JOHN BINES . I am a headborough. I received the prisoner at the watch-house. The prosecutor was not quite sober.

Cross-examined. Q. Was there a crowd - A. There were ten or twelve people round the watch-house. I asked the boy to point out the man from three others, he said he could not say which was the man.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

- SEAMAN. I was coming from Poplar, and heard an altercation - the prosecutor caught hold of a man, and said

"You have taken my pocket-book!" he let that man go and seized the prisoner - I am sure he seized another man first. He seemed much intoxicated.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Ld. Chf. Baron Richards .

226. JOSEPH PALMER and JAMES PALMER were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Samuel Hart , about six o'clock at night of the 11th of December , at St. Matthew, Bethnal-green , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one desk, value 1 s.; eight books, value 30 s.; six waistcoats, value 6 s.; three pair of breeches, value 3 s., and three coats, value 1 l.; four yards of cotton, value 3 s.; one gown, value 1 s.; one blanket, value 3 s.; three handkerchiefs, value 18 d., and one pocket-book, value 2 d., his property .

SAMUEL HART . I am a jeweller , and live in the parish of St. Matthew, Bethnal-green. On Monday, the 11th of December, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I left my house - it was about an hour and a half before dark. I locked the street-door and took the key. This property was then safe on the drawers - I left nobody there. I returned about half-past eight o'clock, unlocked the door, and on going in I missed my desk, books, and clothes. My house is all on the ground floor. I had left the windows fast and found them so. About eight o'clock in the morning a man brought me my desk. My property was worth above 4 l.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. It would take sometime to do this - A. Yes.

RICHARD STERN. I am shopman to Mr. Levy, who keeps a clothes-shop in Rosemary-lane. On Monday night, the 11th of December, about nine o'clock, the prisoner, James Palmer , came in, and the other prisoner in a minute after - they asked me if I bought clothes, and shewed me some tied in a bundle. I fetched my master, who looked at them, and said they would not suit. I said

"Take them away," and at that moment two officers came in and asked how they came by them? the prisoner, James Palmer , said they met two sailors in Rosemary-lane, who offered them 1 s. each to sell them. I saw James Palmer put his hand to his hat, heard something fall on the ground close to him, and told the officer.

Cross-examined. Q. Any one could see what passed - A. Yes, the shop was open.

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer. I went into Levy's shop (which is about a mile from Bethnal-green), and saw the prisoners there, the things laid on the floor. I said

"Let me look at them." My brother officer searched Joseph. The last witness said James had dropped something from his hat - I found it was a pocket-book and a razor, which fell close to him. I found two keys on him, one is broken; I asked him where he got them? he said two men met them near the London Hospital, and asked them to sell them. I took the lock off the prosecutor's street-door, and found a piece of key in it, which corresponds with the broken key. The books and all the property, except the desk, were with the clothes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MOSES FORTUNE . I searched Joseph Palmer , and found a chisel and a piece of crooked iron in the shape of a pick-lock key.

The prisoners made no defence.

JOSEPH PALMER - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

JAMES PALMER- - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

Of stealing above the value of 40 s., but not of the burglary.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

227. CHARLES GODDING was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Machin , about nine o'clock at night of the 29th of December , with intent to steal .

JOHN MACHIN . I live in High-street, Shadwell . On the 29th of December, about half-past nine o'clock, I heard a disturbance, and found a pane of glass cut.

RICHARD CRESSY , I live next door to Mr. Machin. I was standing at the door, and saw the prisoner standing at Mr. Machin's with another person; I suspected and watched them. A person passed by, and said,

"They have cut the window!" - they then went away. The prisoner was standing leaning on the window where the glass was cut. I did not see him do any thing. He was crossing the road and I secured him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Ld. Chf. Baron Richards .

228. JAMES RYALL was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Finch , about eight o'clock at night on the 6th of January , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, seven yards of printed cotton, value 11 s. 6 d., his property .

JOHN FINCH . I am a linen-draper , and live in Allerton-street, Hoxton , in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch. On Saturday night, the 6th of January, about eight o'clock, I was in the parlour behind the shop, which is part of the dwelling-house. I heard a pane of glass break and heard something being drawn through - I went out and found the window broken. In about a quarter of an hour I saw a man go and look in at the window; he then pulled out a piece of print seven yards long, which hung six or seven inches from the glass - he could not have got it out without putting his hand or something in - he ran away, I pursued him, he was brought back by the patrol. The properly was given me again in a few minutes. The glass was cracked before and puttied in - force must have been used to get it out.

MARY HART . I live in Allerton-street, near Finch's. I saw the prisoner looking in at the prosecutor's window - I am certain of him. He saw me looking at him, and then came towards me and went across the road. In about ten minutes I heard the cry of Stop thief! I knew him before by his once being a pot-boy in our neighbourhood.

FREDERICK PARKS . I heard the cry of Stop thief! and stopped the prisoner, who was running very fast towards me. He got from me, and as he was running he dropped a piece of calico, and I picked it up - I am certain he was the man who dropped it. It was under a lamp where I stopped him.

EDWARD RAWLINS . I am a patrol. I heard the cry and secured the prisoner, who was running.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to the Curtain-road, I ran, being cold, and the gentleman stopped me.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

229. JOHN POPKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January , at All Saints, Poplar , one watch, value 5 l.; one chain, value 30 s.; two seals, value 10 s., and two keys, value 1 s., the goods of Margaret Tydeman , widow , in her dwelling-house .

MARGARET TYDEMAN . I live at Limehouse-hole - the prisoner lodged with me about three years ago. On the 5th of January he came and asked if he could lodge with me again; he sat by the fire, and the watch was on the mantle-piece, in a case; he looked at it, and admired it. I told him he might go up stairs and dine with my children, but while I was in the shop he went out, and in about five minutes after I missed the watch. I found it at the pawnbroker's.

CHARLES PURRATT . I am servant to Mr. Stephenson, who is a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged the watch with me on the 5th of January; next day he came with the officer. I would lend 4 l. on it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 39.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Ld. Chf. Baron Richards .

230. JAMES EVANS and JOHN TAGGETT were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of December , one mahogany night-chair, value 3 l., the goods of Robert Chadley , in his dwelling-house .

THOMAS GREEN . I met the prisoner, Taggett, on the 18th of December, about half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, in Albemarle-street, carrying this mahogany chair. I suspected it to be my master's - I ran home, and then went in pursuit of him, with my son, and overtook him with Evans, who was carrying it. I had not seen him before. My son stopped Evans, and Taggett ran away. I know the chair to be my master's, Mr. Robert Chadley .

JOHN GREEN . I was with my father, and saw Taggett with the chair, alone. We went home, then pursued, and overtook him, with Evans, who had the chair. I gave Evans into my father's charge, then pursued and overtook Taggett - he asked me not to expose him.

EVANS - NOT GUILTY .

TAGGETT - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Of the Larceny only. Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

231. HENRY MORGAN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Pearce , about three o'clock in the night of the 7th of January , and burglariously stealing therein, two sheets, value 2 s.; one table-cloth, value 2 s.; one shirt, value 3 s., and one pair of steelyards, value 2 s., his property .

REBECCA PEARCE . I am the wife of John Pearce , and live at Hampstead . Last Monday, about three o'clock in the morning, my husband went to work. I got up about five o'clock, and at eight o'clock I missed my shawl off the nail I had hung it on about six o'clock over-night I missed also a shirt, a table-cloth, and another shawl, which were safe the night before; also a pair of steelyards. I do not know the state of the house after three o'clock - it was light at eight o'clock, and nobody could have entered after five; I had fastened the house safe over night. I saw the prisoner on Tuesday morning at the watch-house - he worked for my husband about three months ago; one of the shawls was found in his hat.

JOHN PEARCE . When I got up all was fast as usual - I am sure I left the door latched when I went out.

REBECCA PEARCE re-examined. When I got up the door was latched, and the window safe.

EDMUND PRICE . On Monday night, between eight and nine o'clock, I saw the prisoner at Camden-town with a pair of steelyards - he came as from Hampstead.

JOHN PHILLIPS . I apprehended the prisoner on another charge on Monday night, and next morning the prosecutrix claimed a shawl which I found in his hat.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it for 9 d. in Tottenham-court-road, about four o'clock that afternoon.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Ld. Chf. Baron Richards .

232. WILLIAM BUTCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , 27 yards of stuff, value 2 l. 1 s. 6 d., the goods of Susan Chapman , widow , in her dwelling-house .

MARY HILL CHAPMAN . I am the daughter of Susan Chapman , who lives in the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell . On the 8th of January, about six o'clock in the evening the prisoner came into the shop for a 1 d. worth of thread. He came again in about half an hour; I was going to serve him - he left the door open, and I told him to shut it, instead of which he seized four lengths of stuff off the counter, and ran out with them - they were worth 2 l. 1 s. 6 d. - I followed him down Collier-street, calling Stop thief! he dropped them there, and was brought back in about twenty minutes with it. I am sure he is the man.

JAMES PHIPPS . I took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was not in the shop at all.

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

233. JOHN MURPHY , alias GALE , was indicted for, that he, at the General Session of Delivery of the Gaol of Newgate, of our Sovereign Lord the King, holden for the City of London, on the 30th of November, in the 55th year of the reign of his late Majesty, the prisoner was tried and convicted of stealing 320 yards of woollen cloth, value 140 l., the goods of Samuel Sutcliff , in the dwelling-house of Michael Guest , and was thereupon ordered to be hanged by the neck until he should be dead, but his Majesty, then Prince Regent, acting in the name and on behalf of his late Majesty, having been pleased to extend the Royal Mercy unto him, he was ordered to be transported for the term of his natural life, and that he, on the 10th of December last, without any lawful excuse, was at large within that part of the United Kingdom called Great Britian, before the expiration of of the term for which he was ordered to be transported .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 31.

Before Mr. Recorder.

234. THOMAS TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of December , one box-coat, value 10 l. , the goods of Charles Dolby .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the property of Samuel Lucy .

SAMUEL LUCY . I am groom to Mr. Charles Dolby . I set him down in Finsbury-square, on the 28th of December, about two o'clock in the day. I then proceeded to the west end of the town, and as I went along Barbican , I felt the coat drawn from my side; it laid by my side, part under me and part thrown over my back. I turned round, and saw a man running away with it; I followed him up Princes-street; I saw a gentleman standing with my coat, and a little further I saw a man holding the prisoner; he said

"This is the man." I gave him in charge; I had lost sight of him.

CHARLES GOODWIN . I was in Barbican, and observed a young man behind the dennett apparently holding the cross-bar. The coat hung out - I saw it move. I heard a cry, and saw a man run up Princes-street with the coat - he was pursued. I picked the coat up, and delivered it to the constable. The prisoner was brought out of a house - I cannot say he is the man who took it.

GEORGE WILLIAMS . I was in Bridgewater-square. I saw a man running with a box-coat over his shoulder; I heard the cry, and immediately followed him - he ran into a house; we went in, the prisoner came out of the lower room. and said

"What do you want?" I said

"You are the man we want." We brought him away, and the prosecutor met us. I am sure from his dress that he is the man, but I did not see his face; I have no doubt of it.

Cross-examined. Q. You saw a man running with a coat - A. Yes. I had not entered the room, but he said

"What do you want in my place?"

SAMUEL PRIOR . I was in a shop in Barbican. I heard the cry, and pursued; when we got into Silver-street some children pointed out a house, and said he was gone in there; a woman stood at the door, she turned round, and I followed her up stairs - I turned my head, and saw the prisoner coming out of the room in the passage; he asked what was the matter - he was without coat or hat, and appeared to belong to the house; he went into the street, and I seized him. A man brought a coat from the house to the office, and he put it on.

Cross-examined. Q. You only saw him come out of the house - A. No.

ANN WHEELER . I live in Silver-street. I keep the house. I let out two rooms; the prisoner was a stranger to me. I was informed that a man had ran into the lodger's room, and I saw the prisoner come out - he left his hat and coat in the room - they were found there. I never saw him in the room before - the street door stands open. The last witness took him out of the passage.

Cross-examined. Q. Was he not an acquaintance of the man who lodged there - A. No, he left his hat under the bed.

BARTHOLEMEW WOOD. I am a constable. The last witness brought the prisoner to my house for stealing a coat. I fetched the hat from the house, a handkerchief was in it. He said he had lost his hat, and I gave it to him.

Prisoner's Defence. A man said I was a thief, and collared me; he pulled me about, and I ran into the house.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

235. GASCOIGN GRAHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , 1 1/2 lb. of rhubarb, value 4 s. , the goods of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to belong to Thomas Griffin and John Griffin .

THIRD COUNT, stating it to belong to persons unknown.

MR. ARABIN conducted the prosecution.

JOHN CHILDS . I am a Commodore in the East India Company's service. On the 8th of December, I was in one of their warehouses in Billiter-lane - some rhubarb was for sale. The prisoner came with a catalogue as a buyer. I saw him put a piece into his pocket, and said he must immediately go with me. I took him to the foreman, and he produced two pieces from his pocket. I only saw him take one - seven pieces were found on him.

SAMUEL BARNET . I am deputy elder of the Company's service. The prisoner was brought to me and searched; seven pieces were found in his pockets; he said he did it through distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 47.

Judgment Respited .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

236. LEWIS BENNETTT was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , 7 lbs. of mohair, value 5 l. , the goods of Joseph Hearn .

CHARLES COKER . I am porter to Joseph Hearn , who keeps the King's Arms, Snowhill . On Monday morning, about half-past seven o'clock, I stood in the cart in Fenchurch-street , and saw the prisoner get on the step, and take this parcel out; I pursued him, and he dropped it at the corner of Gracechurch-street. I still pursued - he was secured just by Leadenhall-market. I never lost sight of him.

JOHN JUDD . I am a constable. About half-past seven o'clock in the morning I heard the alarm, and picked up the parcel - in a few minutes after the prisoner was brought to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was dark. I heard the alarm, ran after the man, and they stopped me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

237. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , sixteen brushes, value 15 s. , the goods of John Pugh .

HENRY DUNTHORN . I am servant to John Pugh , an oilman , who lives in Queen-street, Cheapside . On the 19th of December the prisoner came in, and took these brushes from the door; he was going out, and I laid hold of him, he then dropped them, and ran off. I pursued, secured him, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

238. JOHN THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , one pelisse, value 15 s. , the goods of David Farrell .

RICHARD MORRIS . I am servant to David Farrell, who is a salesman . I heard a scratch at the shop door, and missed a pelisse. I saw the prisoner running, and followed him - he turned up the next street, and was stopped without my losing sight of him. The pelisse was dropped - I did not see him drop it.

EDWARD CROKER . I was going down Store-street, and met the prisoner running. I attempted to stop him, he dropped something which appeared like a pelisse. I am sure he is the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to my sister's.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

239. JAMES POTTS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of January , one box, value 2 s.; four gowns, value 15 s.; two pair of stays, value 4 s.; two petticoats, value 5 s.; two shifts, value 3 s.; two spencers, value 3 s.; one pair of stockings, value 1 s.; five gown-bodies, value 5 s.; one table-cloth, value 2 s. 6 d.; five chair-covers, value 3 s.; 12 yards of ribbon, value 4 s.; two veils, value 1 s.; two books, value 1 s., and two brushes, value 1 s. , the goods of William Jones .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to belong to Mary Ann Hilliard .

MARY ANN HILLIARD . I am the wife of James Hilliard - I delivered a box, containing this property, to Mr. Jones to take into the country, directed to the Rev. Mr. Thomas, Stratford, Essex, where my daughter lives.

RICHARD BARNWELL . I am servant to William Jones , a carman . I received this box from Mrs. Hilliard to take to the Bull at Aldgate - it was stolen from my cart while I was at the Fountain, in Cheapside . I found the prisoner at Guildhall with the box.

WILLIAM SMITH. I am a fishmonger. The prisoner was running very rapidly down Cheapside, with the box in his hands, I took the box and collared him - he said he was going to take it home. He begged of me to let him go - I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

240. THOMAS ELLIOTT was indicted for feloniously assaulting Antony Gomes , on the King's highway, on the 26th of December , at St. Dunstan , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2 l.; one chain, value 6 d.; one seal, value 1 l., and one key, value 6 d., his property .

ANTONY GOMES . On Christmas night I was out with a friend about half-past twelve o'clock - I found I was locked out - I am servant to Mr. Temple, who is a barrister, and lives in Searle-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields. I walked about, and tried the door several times till three o'clock in the morning; as the family were out of town I could not get in. I went to the corner of Pickett-street, Strand. About three o'clock in the morning I went into a coffee-shop, saw some persons drinking coffee, and called forsome. Two gentlemen came in, sat close to me, and were speaking to me - the prisoner was looking at my seal; when I saw that I tucked it into my pocket. I staid there till six o'clock, the two gentlemen came out with me to the Bell, near Temple-bar, I then parted with them, and was going down Bell-yard , and five persons came behind following me, the prisoner was the first of them; he put his hand upon my breast, pushed me against the wall, and told me to be quiet. I began to call the watchman, and he said,

"The watch be d - d." He held me against the wall, while the other four took my property and turned my pockets inside out - all five then ran up Bell-yard, and the watchman stopped the prisoner at the corner of Apollo-court and Bell-yard. I am sure he is the man - he was not out of my sight. I do not know what became of the others. I have not found my watch. I was quite sober.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. You had been spending your Christmas night - A. Yes, at No. 3, Bedford-place. I was quite sober. I had no girls with me. Two women followed me into the street and had a glass of gin at the public-house - they teazed us for drink. I did not return to the coffee-shop. The women were not in my company, they followed the two men. I never told the landlord of the coffee-house that two women had robbed me - I never told anybody so. I do not know Cole - (looking at him.)

JOHN S. FISH . I was going on an errand for my mother, and passed Bell-yard about half-past six o'clock. I saw the prisoner lay hold of the prosecutor up against the wall, he had a white great-coat on. The prosecutor tried to hold him while he called Watch! but he hustled away, and ran up Bell-yard. I ran to see what became of the prisoner; he was turning down Apollo-court, the watchman came up and stopped him. I belong to St. Dunstan's charity-school.

Cross-examined. Q. Was it light - A. Not quite. The prisoner had a white coat on.

JOHN SIMKINS . I am a watchman. About twenty minutes or half-past six o'clock, there was a repeated cry of Watch! at the bottom of Bell-yard; I got out of my box, which is in Bell-yard, ran towards the bottom of the yard, saw four or five men running up, and saw the prisoner in a white great coat; he turned short round Apollo-court, I seized the prisoner as he was the foremost of the men. I collared him and said,

"Is this the man?" The prosecutor came up and said he was the man, and gave him in charge for robbing him of his watch.

WILLIAM TURNER. I was constable of the night, the prisoner was brought to the watch-house, charged with holding the prosecutor while four others robbed him of his watch and seals. I searched him, and found 1 l. 14 s. on him, but nothing else. When I took him to Guildhall he had a coach; he threw his white great coat out of the coach-window to a person, who caught it and ran away with it.

Prisoner's Defence. I am perfectly innocent.

THOMAS COLE . I keep a coffee-shop in Ship-yard, Temple-bar. The prosecutor came to my house about four o'clock on the morning after Christmas Day, and asked if the young woman was there who had been to my house with him, I said I did not know he had been with any woman. He said,

"She has robbed me of my watch." I said,

"We will go up and see if it is in the room." We went up and found a girl's bonnet but no girl. He said,

"Keep this bonnet till I come, and if the girl comes keep her." This was the first time I had seen him.

Q. Did you see him again that morning - A. He came, and asked me to light his pipe. He said there were three or four houses about, and I must see her if I went to them.

COURT. Q. You keep a house for women - A. They come to my coffee-room if gentlemen wish to treat them.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 24.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

THIRD DAY. FRIDAY, JANUARY 12.

241. GEORGE WRIGHT , ROBERT COHEN , WILLIAM LEWIS , MARIA BROWN , THOMAS LEWIS , WILLIAM BELL , PETER BUTCHARD , SAMUEL EVANS , CHARLES JAMES , WILLIAM ROBERTS , JOHN COOPER MURPHY , and THOMAS LLOYD were severally and separately indicted for feloniously having in their possession forged Bank notes, they knowing them to be forged .

The prisoners pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Before Mr. Recorder.

242. The same prisoners were again indicted for uttering and publishing as true, forged Bank of England notes, with intent to defraud .

MR. REYNOLDS, on the part of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, declined offering any evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

243. HENRY MORGAN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Wilson , about twelve o'clock at night of the 3d of January , and burglariously stealing therein, one sack, value 1 s.; one pickaxe, value 4 s., and one set of dominoes, value 9 d., his property .

THOMAS WILSON . I live at New End, Hampstead . On the 3d of January I lost the pickaxe and sack about a quarter past ten or eleven o'clock at night - I had nailed the sack to the pig-stye in the yard. About seven o'clock in the morning I found the kitchen door forced open - in about an hour afterwards I missed the sack. I had missed the dominoes a fortnight before. I had seen the pickaxe hanging in the kitchen the afternoon before; I did not miss it till the Monday following. The prisoner was frequently at my house - I told him I had lost the sack.

WILLIAM HAWKINS . I was at the Cock and Crown, public-house, and saw the prisoner there with the pickaxe, he offered it for sale; I bought it of him, and took it to the prosecutor two or three days after.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found the pickaxe in the road. When I was at the Cock and Crown the man came in and bought it.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Of stealing only. - Confined One Month and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

244. MICHAEL SULLIVAN was indicted for feloniously assaulting Ratcliff Luzmore , in a certain passage near the King's highway, on the 28th of December , at St. Mary, Whitechapel , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, part of a watch-chain, value 6 d., and one key, value 6 d., his property .

RATCLIFF LUZMORE. On the 28th of December, about nine o'clock at night, I was in Lemon-row, near White-chapel , the prisoner came behind me - I am certain it was him. He took me by the arms, and said,

"Halloo! don't be frightened, I won't hurt you." He then caught me round the waist, threw me down, and snatched at my watch. I called out - the metal chain broke; it was picked up afterwards, and given to me at the watch-house - he took the chain and ran away. I saw him in custody a quarter of an hour afterwards. There were gas-lights ten yards off. I fell on my back, he stood over me - I am positive he is the man. I had passed the prisoner and three men, who were standing at a public-house door, just under a gaslight, before he stopped me. I am certain of him.

RICHARD BLAND . On the 2d of December I was coming out of my door in Lemon-row about nine o'clock, and heard the cry of Murder and Stop thief! I saw the prosecutor getting up from the ground, and the prisoner three or four yards off, running away, nobody else was near - I pursued and took him; he fell down. I did not see him do anything.

THOMAS BROWN . I am a watchman. I heard the cry, saw the prisoner running, and Bland following him - I seized him. I saw another man run from a shop in the court. I searched the prisoner about ten minutes after, but found nothing on him - a gentleman gave the prosecutor the chain.

RICHARD PLUMKETT. The prisoner was delivered into my charge by the watchman.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming through the alley, and heard the cry. I fell down - the watchman took another man, but they said it was me.

THOMAS BROWN re-examined. I took no other man.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 25.

Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

245. JULIAN SINCLAIR was indicted for that he, on the 9th of December , having in his custody and possession a bill of exchange for payment of 8 l. 19 s. 7 d., feloniously did forge thereon an acceptance of the said bill, in the name of John Bailey , with intent to defraud James Cook .

SECOND COUNT, for feloniously uttering the same with intent to defraud.

JAMES COOK . I keep a chandler's shop at Hoxton . The prisoner occasionally bought goods of me. On the 6th or 7th of December he came for some trifling articles, and asked for credit; I objected - he said he would give me good security; and next day he presented a bill, which he said was on his master, Mr. Bailey - he gave me the bill. I observed there was no address to it, and told him a bill without an address was illegal, and he had better get it cancelled. He said he would, and next morning, or the day after, he brought me another bill - I had trusted him on the 6th. I agreed to take it, and said I would enquire into the respectability of the acceptor. He left it with me. He said I might enquire, for he was a very respectable man.

Q. Did you let him have goods upon receiving that bill A. I did; he wanted me to give him some cash, and I gave him 10 s. He came in three or four times every day, and on the 11th he asked me for more money, which he said he would return in the afternoon. I agreed to let him have goods and money to the whole amount of the bill. He took another bill out of his pocket, and said

"You may as well take that, as I shall not want it." I paid the first bill away. I afterwards went to the person I paid it to, and took it up myself. I did not see him after I had advanced him the 30 s. until he was taken (looks at the bill) - this it it. It has my endorsement on it.

CHARLOTTE PEARES . The prisoner lodged with me. About a fortnight before Christmas he came in about ten or eleven o'clock one morning, and said he had had a little money from Mr. Cooke, and as he had some business to settle, he should not return to dinner; I did not see him for near three weeks after; he was brought to my house by a young man. He was in debt to me for his lodging - he was taken that day.

JAMES BANKS HALLIDAY . I took the prisoner into custody on the 1st of January. I told him I took him for forging bills of exchange. I said,

"When you took up your pen to do this deed did you not know the consequences?" he replied Yes, but I was in hopes of paying them.

JOHN BAILEY . There is nobody to prove the bill is not my hand-writing but myself.

COURT. That will not do.

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

246. JOSEPH PERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , at St. Pancras , 95 yards of woollen stuff, value 6 l.; 12 yards of cotton, value 12 s., and six deal boards, value 6 s., the goods of James Shoolbred and John Fergusson , in their dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the dwelling-house of James Shoolbred only.

JAMES SHOOLBRED . I live at No. 155, Tottenham Court-road , and am in partnership with John Fergusson ; I live there myself - he lives in St. Martin's-lane; the rent is paid out of the firm. About 27th of December a woman was taken into custody with a piece of our stuff, and next morning at Marlborough-street, on her examination, the prisoner was there, and suspecting he was connected with her, we had him taken - he was intoxicated, but quite competent to know what he was about. The Magistrate asked him what he was there for? he said about receiving a letter from his niece who was in trouble, that his name was Joseph Perry , and that he lived at No. 20, Oxford-market.Wales and I went there; the landlady shewed us the room - I found it unlocked, the officer went up before me. We found fifty-four yards of figured woollen stuff, twenty-six yards of brown twilled stuff, fifteen yards of green stuff, six deal boards for wrapping it on, and also 139 duplicates, two of them relating to two pieces of stuff - the pawnbroker gave one up. I cannot say when they were lost from our shop; a person might put their hands in to take them. My partner lives entirely at the other shop. We never sell them with the boards, except to houses we know. We have nine shopmen, they would not sell them without my knowledge. The goods are ours; the value of one piece is 42 s. 6 d. cost price.

JOHN WALES . I found the stuffs at the house.

JAMES ALDOUS . I am a pawbroker. On the 29th of October, the prisoner pledged a piece of cotton with me for 7 s. in his own name.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. About three weeks before Christmas, one Johnson, a licenced hawker, called and left these things in my care; he called again, said he was going in the country, and that he would fetch them on the 1st of January; whether he did or not I do not know as I was in confinement.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 46.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

247. JOSEPH PERRY was again indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , nine yards of woollen stuff, value 3 l. 10 s., and eight deal boards, value 8 d. , the goods of Henry Crutchley .

HENRY CRUTCHLEY . I am a linen-draper , and live in Tottenham Court-road . In consequence of information I had received, I went to Marlborough-street office on the prisoner's second examination, and saw a great deal of property in the possession of Wales, among which was this of mine; no one piece is worth 40 s.

JOHN WALES . I found this property at the same time.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I do not know whose they are.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

248. HENRY JUDD was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Hancock , on the King's highway, on the 24th of December , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 3 l.; one key, value 6 d., and one handkerchief, value 1 s., his property .

EDWARD RHIND . I am a constable. On Sunday the 24th of December, about half-past three o'clock in the morning, I was in White Hart-yard, Drury-lane , and saw Hancock come out of the White Hart, public-house; the prisoner and seven others followed him out - I knew Judd before - there was a gas-light just by. I saw them surround the prosecutor, and get him up against the shutters; Judd made a snatch at his watch, but did not get it then. Hancock laid hold of his watch in his fob, the prisoner got round on his right hand, and struck him on his ear; Hancock then fell, and another drew the watch out of his pocket, another took his handkerchief off his neck, he was down and they over him; the pad dropped out of his handkerchief, and Beach picked it up, he is a painter and was with me. I worked my way in among them, got Hancock out, and took him to the watch-house, he was intoxicated; I returned in about five minutes, and found Judd at the door of a coffee-shop. I seized him, and he resisted. I took him with great difficulty; several others were there, but Ewer came up, and we secured him.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Where had you been all night - A. I left a friend's house in Vinegar-yard about a quarter before one o'clock. I was quite sober, and only drank porter, I do not like gin. I had been watching this party above an hour.

JOHN HANCOCK . I am a labourer . On the morning of the 24th of December, I was in liquor, I remember being in the Strand, and going, I think, towards Temple-bar. I recollect nothing else till I found myself at the watch-house. I had my watch and handkerchief round my neck when I left work; when I was at the watch-house I missed them. My master's shop is in Great Portland-street; I left there about half-past twelve or one o'clock at night. I recollect being pushed or knocked down, but nothing more.

ROBERT BEACH . I was with Rhind, and had spent the evening with him. I left about three o'clock or a little after with him. We watched several persons into a public-house for a quarter of an hour or more. Hancock came out soon after they went in, and several came out after him - they knocked him down, but whether he was robbed then I cannot say. I saw the pad of his handkerchief fall on the ground, but did not see them take anything - the prisoner was one of them, I did not know him before. I saw him over the prosecutor as he was on the ground, I could see his face. I did not notice any lamp there, but know him; I am sure he was one of them.

Cross-examined. Q. You saw no robbery - A. No, I noticed no gas light - it was not particularly light. I was not so near to them as him.

Q. You did not leave the house till three o'clock - A. About three o'clock, I will not say whether it was before or after. The house was in Vinegar-yard, we drank different things - very little gin. I believe there was gin, we had porter, nothing else - there were above six of us.

WILLIAM EWER . I was present when the prisoner was taken. I had been with Rhind and Beach early in the evening; left them, and came up as he collared the prisoner. He said it was for a robbery, and I assisted in taking him to the watch-house. Rhind said what he took him for; the prisoner struck him, and Rhind struck him again; several people came and shoved about, I kept them off. I had not been to Vinegar-yard with Rhind.

JOHN HANCOCK re-examined. My little finger was injured, the nail was trod off, I found it so at the watch-house, it was bleeding then.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

249. ROBERT BENNETT was indicted for that he, on the 31st of December , with a certain gun loaded with gunpowder and shot, feloniously did shoot at William Squires , with intent to kill and murder him .

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

WILLIAM SQUIRES . On Sunday morning the 31st of December, I went out about eight o'clock with intent to shoot birds - my gun was loaded with powder and swan-shot. I was returning home about twelve o'clock with it loaded, and in a small lane near the Three Colts, at Old Ford , the prisoner came towards me; he said

"I am an officer, and authorized to take your gun." I replied

"Here it is, Sir," and gave it to him. He then asked my address? I began by saying

" William Squires ." he then said I must go with him to that house, the Three Colts; I said I did not wish to be detained. He then seemed willing to take my address on the spot, and held me by the right arm; I pulled my arm from him. and ran through a gap in the hedge; he then said

"Stop! or by God I'll fire." I said,

"Fire then." He did, and I received the contents in my back - I did not see him point it. I kept on running and walking till I got home, which was a half or three quarters of a mile.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. You had fired your gun just before you saw him - A. Yes, I do not think he meant to injure me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

250. CHARLOTTE TITKINS and LUCY BIRCH were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of December , 28 yards of calico, value 2 l. 6 s., the goods of Robert Bright , in his dwelling-house .

HANNAH BRIGHT . I am the wife of Robert Bright, who keeps a haberdashers' shop , in the parish of St. George . The prisoners came into the shop on the 16th of December, about eleven o'clock in the morning. Birch came in to ask the price of some shawls - after consulting together they agreed to buy one, left me sixpence as earnest, and said they would call in the evening and give me the rest. Birch gave me the name of Hughes; she left the shop, Titkins called her back by that name, and said she wanted to buy a small bit of calico; they then bought one yard of calico, and tendered me 1 s. I went to the other side of the counter to give them their change, I kept my eye on them, and saw Titkins fumbling with something under her cloak. Birch came to receive the change, I was so agitated that I could not give it to her. Titkins then left the shop, I followed and told her she had taken something; she denied it, and offered to return for me to search her, but before she got to the door I felt her side, and found this property, - it was twenty-eight yards of calico. I gave them in charge.

Q. Did Birch leave the shop - A. No, she remained for the change. I only went out two yards after Titkins.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BIRCH'S Defence. I did not know she intended to steal.

TITKINS - GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined One Year .

BIRCH - GUILTY . Aged 36.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

251. WILLIAM PUGH was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of December , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of John Mead , from his person .

JOHN MEAD . On the evening of the 26th of December, I was in Oxford-street and felt a hand in my pocket, turned round, and found the prisoner close by my pocket; I collared him, looked down, and found my handkerchief at his feet - I had not dropped it.

WILLIAM MALLAGHAN . I am an Excise officer. I was with Mead, we stopped to look at a fight. I saw him collar the prisoner, who dropped the handkerchief; I am positive of it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was knocked against the gentleman, and he collared me.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

252. GEORGE SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , five yards of kerseymere, value 8 l., the goods of George Metcalf , privately in his shop .

JOHN SMITH. I am servant to Mr. George Metcalf , who lives in Oxford-street . On the 2d of January, about nine o'clock, the prisoner and another man came in and asked for some fustian, I shewed them three or four pieces; the other man fixed on a dark one; the prisoner walked to the back. I saw him look at the black and blue cloth which stood there, I suspected him. The other man told me to cut half a yard of fustain, and then asked for buttons. The prisoner walked towards the door, I saw his great coat bulky. I missed the kerseymere off the counter. I looked out of the door and saw him walking with it under his arm - I pursued - he dropped it. I picked it up and called Stop thief! he was secured. I did not see it under his arm till he was out.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Are you sure he is the man - A. Quite

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

253. THOMAS PRATT was indicted for burglariously entering the dwelling-house of Charles Smith , about six o'clock in the night of the 17th of December , at the precinct of Whitefriars , with intent to steal, and stealing three shifts, value 1 l.; four gowns, value 3 l. 10 s.; two petticoats, value 1 l.; three shawls, value 2 l.; one pair of sheets, value 1 l.; one handkerchief, value 6 s.; one cloak, value 1 l.; six tea-spoons, value 15 s.; and one pair of sugar tongs, value 5 s., the goods of Rebecca Matthews ; two watches, value 10 l.; one watch chain, value 3 l. 3 s.; one neck chain, value 7 s.; one watch key, value 1 l.; two seals, value 3 l. 10 s.; six table spoons, value 5 l.; two gravy spoons, value 2 l. 10 s.; sixteen tea spoons, value 5 l.; one pair of sugar tongs, value 10 s.; two brooches, value 4 l.; one coral, value 1 l. 10 s,; three rings, value 1 l. 15 s.; two pair of ear-rings, value 2 l. 10 s.; one pair of bracelets, value 1 l.; one opera glass, value 7 s.; six shirts, value 3 l. 3 s.; three pair of breeches, value 3 l.; six handkerchiefs, value 1 l. 1 s.; one pelisse, value 8 l.; one gown, value 3 l.; four table cloths, value 3 l.; three pair of sheets, value 2 l.; one scarf, value 3 l.; one spencer, value 1 l. 5 s.; one shawl, value 2 l.; one clock, value 8 l.; three windowcurtains, value 2 l.; one counterpane, value 1 l. 10 s.; three waistcoats, value 15 s.; one time-piece, value 1 l.; and the sum of 11 l. 5 s. in monies numbered his property .

MESSRS. BARRY and PRENDERGAST conducted the prosecution.

CHARLES SMITH . I rent the house No. 22, Water-lane, Fleet-street , in the precinct of Whitefriars. On Sunday morning, the 17th of December, I left my house about twelve o'clock, it was quite safe then; I called and told Mary Marsh to take care of it. I left a lodger in the house. We ordered Marsh to take care of the house every Sunday. I returned about nine o'clock at night, and found the house robbed and completely ramsacked. I missed the articles stated in the indictment, and found fourteen locks broken. It appears some small wire or instrument must be put through the door to raise the latch, the wood of the door was broken to admit the wire. The doors were broken open by an iron crow, which was found on the premises. The property lost was worth above 100 l.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Marsh was always sent to take care of your house - A. Yes - a great quantity of goods were packed up, and not taken away - what was taken away were light goods, which would go into the pocket - it might all be done in twenty minutes, or half an hour.

MARY MARSH . I went to Mr. Smith's house at five o'clock this Sunday evening, all was then safe - I did not continue long - about a quarter of an hour - I then went home - I returned about ten minutes, or a quarter past seven o'clock with my child - I had a candle when I put the key in the counting-house door - I heard a scuffle inside and called out, who is there? I then went to the street door, found it open - I pushed it from me, it was snatched violently from me by a man who rushed out. I put the candle to his face and knew him. I knew him before, but could not mention his name - I called out

"I knew him," he put his fist in my face. I am positive the prisoner is the man - I knew him before very well, and had seen him frequently in the neighbourhood. I saw nobody about the door that I knew. I never had any quarrel with him.

Cross-examined. Q. Ought you not to have remained at the house till Mr. Smith returned - A. They always told me to go home to tea and put my children to bed - he used to come home about half-past ten o'clock. I had the key. I always stopped till he returned, but always went home to put the children to bed - my house is only across the way - I then went to the counting-house door, which I came out at, but hearing the scuffle I did not open it, but went to the street door. Before I left the house I tried all the room doors that I had the keys of, and they were safe - I made it a rule to do so.

Q. Did you not tell the magistrate the man had a brown great coat on - A. I said a dark great coat. I never said it was brown. I knew the prisoner a great while, but could not name him. I have had the care of the house for three years.

JAMES ANSELL . I recollect passing the prosecutor's house this night at a little after seven o'clock. I saw a woman and a child at the door. I do not know her - two men came out of the house, a tall and a short one - the tall one had a dark great coat, which came down to the bend of his knee - the woman had a candle, the man pushed or struck her - she screamed and said

"I know you." I do not know the men, they ran away, I followed, but lost sight of them at the end of Crown-street.

Cross-examined. Q. She did nor mention his name - A. No. He had a dark coat on. I never heard her say it was brown.

JAMES BAMBROOK . I was near the prosecutor's house on this night, about seven o'clock. I was coming out of a house where I lodge - it is about twenty yards from Mr. Smith's - I heard a woman cry out

"Oh, here is a thief!" I saw her hold a candle up to a man's face, she said

"I know you, I know you from a thousand." The men ran across Water-lane by Fisher's-alley, one was tall the other short. I had a bad foot and could not pursue, but went into the house and found three bundles of things lying near the street door. I picked them up.

Cross-examined. Q. Do not you believe the prisoner is not one of them - A. I cannot say either way. He is about the size of the tall man.

JOHN MAXWELL . I am a lighterman, and live in Fisher's Alley, Whitefriars, nearly opposite Mr. Smith's. I heard the alarm, ran over to the house and saw the woman, who said she knew the man. I found the bundles behind the door.

ANN GEE . I am near thirteen years old. I remember the night of the robbery. About six o'clock I was going to church, and saw the prisoner pass our house, which almost faces Mr. Smith's - he had a short dark great coat on - nobody was with him - I knew him before, and am sure he is the man,

ELIZABETH MORING . I am servant to Mr. Stapleton, who lives about fifty yards from Mr. Smith's. I remember the night of the robbery, I saw the prisoner that night a little before five o'clock pass our house towards the wharf - he had a rough dark great coat on. I have known him some years - he is a lighterman.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you hear Mrs. Marsh say he had a brown great coat on - A. She asked if I knew which it was brown, blue, or black. She did not say it was brown.

SOPHIA CHURCH . I live two doors from Mr. Smith's - I know the prisoner by sight. I saw him on the Sunday afternoon of the robbery, about four o'clock, by the Anchor, public-house, he then had a jacket and trowsers on, and a little boy with him.

ELIZA JENKS . I am fourteen years old. I saw the prisoner on the evening of the robbery - I know him by his lodging at my father's house - he came in a little before six o'clock. He had a great coat on - I cannot say what colour. I did not see him again until night, before eleven o'clock, he was undressed then, in his room, and appeared going to bed.

Cross-examined. Q. You think his great coat was brown - A. Yes. I saw him in his own room when I went up with Mr. Smith.

CHARLES MASTERS . I am an officer. On the 17th of December I examinced Mr. Smith's house and found a crowbar on the desk - it fitted the locks that were broken. I apprehended the prisoner at a public-house in New-street, Fetter-lane, at his lodgings. The prosecutor charged him with breaking into his premises - he said it could not be him, for he was at home all day; immediately after he said about half-past five o'clock he went to Norris to lookfor a job. Norris lives about thirty yards below Mr. Smith's house.

Cross-examined. Q. Norris is a lighterman - A. Yes. The prisoner said it could not be him for he had not been out that day, and just after that he said he had been to Norris. I have known him many years.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of the affair.

HENRY NORRIS . I am a lighterman. I have known the prisoner twenty years - he came to my house on Sunday to know if there was any thing to do on Monday. I did not see him, but heard his voice. I was up stairs.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 36.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

264. JOHN PITNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , one case of curry, value 18 d.; one pint of pickles, value 9 d., and one bottle, value 3 d. , the goods of Joseph Wingrave .

JOSEPH WINGRAVE . I am an oilman , and live in St. Paul's Church-yard . On the 11th of January, about half-past eight o'clock, the prisoner came in and bought sixpennyworth of pickles; he asked if I sold pepper? while I was weighing it he put his hand from the counter down to his side - several bottles of pickles stood there. He paid for his things and went out, I ran and collared him, he then said,

"Here they are, it's all right." He took a pint bottle of pickles out, and put it on the counter. I gave him in charge - the patrol found the curry on him. He was rather drunk.

BARTHOLOMEW SCANDLAND . I took the prisoner in charge, and found the curry in his pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

265. ANTONIO PARADIO was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of December , one leather chaise apron, value 10 s. , the goods of Ralph Price , Esq .

SAMUEL WRAY . I am warehouseman to Sir Charles Price and Co. The prisoner came into the yard in William-street on the 16th of December, I thought he came to ask for work, but he turned and went out. In about ten minutes I saw him come out of Sir Charles's coach-house with a bundle. I stopped him; he said he had nothing. I made him unbutton his coat, and found this chaise apron, which he had taken from the coach-house. He said he cut it off the chaise with a knife which he had in his hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

266. CORNELIUS KEATH was indicted for a misdemeanor .

MR. ARABIN conducted the prosecution.

CLARA ANN WHITAKER . I live with my brother, who is a baker, and lives in Old Fish-street . On the 30th of December the prisoner came for a threepenny loaf, and gave me a half-crown, I gave him the change and he left. I put the half-crown in the till, no other money was there. A woman came in about five minutes after for a half-quartern loaf, which came to 4 d. - she offered me a half-crown, which I refused. She wanted to take the loaf, but I would not let her have it. A boy came and gave me information - I ran down the street, and found the prisoner and woman together; I said,

"You have given me a bad half-crown" - he said he was never in the shop. The woman run away. The prisoner said if he had given me a bad half-crown he would have changed it, and shewed me another bad one. He ran away, the watchman stopped him - he threw the half-crown away.

WILLIAM SOMERS . I saw the prisoner in the shop, paying a bad half-crown, he had another in his hand. I saw the woman join the prisoner. He denied being in any baker's shop, and then offered to change it.

HENRY MACKRELL . I took the prisoner in charge, and found four shillings, a good half-crown, and three-pence on him. I produce the bad money.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWEL . I am assistant to the Solicitor of the Mint. Both the half-crowns are counterfeit, and off the same die.

GUILTY .

Confined Six Months , and to find Sureties .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

FOURTH DAY, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13.

267. MARY DINTHORNE was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of December , 10 yards of cambric, value 5 l., the goods of Jacob King , privately in his shop .

OSBORNE SPENCER . I am shopman to Mr. Jacob King , who is a linen-draper , and lives in Long-acre . The prisoner came in and asked to see some French cambric, I shewed her some pieces, and she covered them over with a piece which she undid, and then agreed for a piece for 19 s. - she ordered it to be sent to New-street, Covent-garden. She was going out, I stopped her, and charged her with taking cambric; two pieces fell from under her shawl - I gave her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am a widow with seven children, and am in great distress.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

268. JONATHAN COX was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , one hay-cloth, value 1 l., and one shovel, value 1 s. , the goods of Thomas Herbert .

THOMAS HERBERT . I am a farmer . On the 19th of December I spread the cloth in the cart, and on looking for it on Wednesday I found it gone. The cart was under a shed.

WILLIAM HOOKER . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner at Paddington, and found the cloth and shovel in his boat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked them up.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

269. JONATHAN COX was again indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , one sack, value 2 s., and one dung-fork, value 18 d., the goods of Samuel Greenhill ; one whip, value 6 d., the goods of Thomas Bennett ; and one bill-hook, value 2 s. , the goods of John Curnock .

SAMUEL GREENHILL . I am a farmer . My place was broken open, and these things stolen.

WILLIAM HOOKER . I found the property in the prisoner's boat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

269. THOMAS WILLIAMS was indicted for feloniously and knowingly having in his possession three forged Bank notes .

TWO OTHER COUNTS, stating them to be in certain lodgings or a certain dwelling-house of his.

MR. SERGEANT BOSANQUET, MESSRS. REYNOLDS and BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

STEPHEN LAVENDER . I am a Bow-street officer. On Wednesday, the 27th of December , in consequence of information, between one and two o'clock at night, I and Bishop went to a coffee-shop and found the prisoner in bed in a small room hardly sufficient to hold one person - he was locked in by the landlord. I asked his name and searched his room, and in a coat which laid on the bed, which he said was his, I found a 1 l. note - (looks at one) - this is it. He said,

"I suppose you have got what you wanted, you have no occasion to trouble yourself any further." I made further search, and by the side of the bed I found three other 1 l. notes wrapped in brown paper - (looks at three) - these are them. He said,

"You have now got all."

DANIEL BISHOP . I am an officer. I was with Lavender - when he found the notes the prisoner said,

"I suppose you have got what you wanted." I asked him at the office what he meant by these expression? he said he should not deny that he had been in the habit of passing many forged notes.

THOMAS GLOVER . I am an inspector to the Bank of England. The notes are forged in every respect; they are all impressed from the same plate, and are the same paper and date.

NATHANIEL STOCK . I am a signing clerk. One note has my name, but it is not my signature - (read).

JOHN VAUTIN . I am a signing clerk. This note is not my signature, which it purports to bear.

GEORGE GALTON . I am a signing clerk. The note is not my signature.

ELIZA SPECKMAN . Bestall, who keeps the coffee-shop, is my brother-in-law. The prisoner slept there for sometime in the same room in which he was apprehended.

Prisoner. Q. Was the door locked - A. The outer door was - his is an inner name.

(The prisoner put in an exceedingly long written Defence, complaining that he had been injured by the newspapers reporting that he was connected with one Swan, stating that the officer would be rewarded on his conviction, and that he had no knowledge of the notes.)

STEPHEN LAVENDER re-examined. Q. Does your remuneration depend on the prisoner's conviction - A. Certainly not; it makes no difference to me whether he is convicted or not. I went to his lodgings entirely by the direction of Sir Robert Baker .

DANIEL BISHOP re-examined. My remuneration does not depend on the prisoner's conviction.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

270. WILLIAM DEACON was indicted for a like offence .

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I am an officer. On the 29th of December , between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, I went with Vann and Mance to the prisoner's house - there are only two rooms, one above the other. I found the street-door and windows fastened. My fellow officers lifted me up to get in at the window, but my foot slipped, and I fell down; the prisoner immediately jumped out of bed, came towards the window, and from under the window, inside, I saw him take a brown paper parcel and throw it towards the stair-case, I was half in at the window then, I called to my brother officers to break open the door, the prisoner was then on the stairs with his shirt on. They broke open the door, and I called to Vann, to see what lay on the stairs. Vann immediately brought me a brown paper parcel - it contained a quantity of notes. I asked him how he came by them? he said

"I know nothing of those notes." I asked him who lived there? he said nobody but himself, and that young woman, who was his house-keeper (there was a woman in bed with him). I pointed to a looking-glass over the mantle-piece, and said,

"Whose is that?" he said his, and all the furniture was his. I marked the notes and paper which enclosed them (looking at some notes,) these are them, they were tied up in three rolls - there were two rolls of twenty each and nineteen in the other.

THOMAS VANN . I am an officer. I was with Armstrong, he got in at the window. We broke the door open below, and saw the prisoner in his shirt on the stairs. By Armstrong's direction I found a brown paper parcel on the stairs, and gave it to Armstrong, it contained three rolls of notes tied up close with fine thread. He said the place, was his, and he paid 4 s. a week for it.

JOHN MANCE . I was with the officers. We broke open the door, and the prisoner was standing on the stairs in his shirt. Armstrong told Vann to get the brown paper parcel which lay on the stairs. I saw it open in Armstrong's hand, it contained notes.

THOMAS GLOVER . I am a Bank inspector. The three notes set out in the indictment, are forged in every respect, and are not the signatures which they purport to bear.

GEORGE GORDON . The signature to the note is not my hand-writing.

(read.)

Prisoner's Defence. Is it feasible that if I knew they were there, I should not have put them away, when they came and tried the door ten minutes before? I had plenty of time to throw them out at the back window.

GUILTY . Aged 64.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

271. JOSEPH STANLEY , WILLIAM WATTS , WILLIAM JONES , MARK HERD , JOHN HARRIS , alias JOHN KEYLOCK , GEORGE HARRIS , alias GEORGE KAYLOCK , ROBERT MACBRIDE , and WILLIAM HARDY were indicted for that, at the delivery of the King's gaol of Newgate, holden for the County of Middlesex, on the 6th of December last, Samuel Jones and William Dunn were tried and convicted of burglary in the dwelling-house of Lucy Watkins, widow, and were thereupon ordered to be hanged by the neck until they should be dead; and that after the aforesaid burglary was committed (to wit) on the 22d of November last, at St. Giles's in the Fields; they and George Murray and William Grady were apprehended for the same, and were afterwards on the 23d of November, brought before George Farrant , Esq. one of the justices of the peace for the County of Middlesex, and the said justice did make examination concerning the premises, and did issue his warrant of commitment under his hand and seal, having date the same day, and directed to the keeper of his Majesty's gaol of Newgate or his deputy, by which warrant the said justice did require the said keeper or his deputy to receive the bodies of Samuel Jones George Murray , William Dunn and William Grady therewith sent, brought before the said George Fararnt , Esq., and charged upon the oaths of Lucy Watkins , Robert Colton , and others with a burglary in the said Lucy Watkins 's house, and that the said keeper should safely keep them until they should be discharged by due course of law; which said felony and larceny are mentioned in the said warrant, and are the same as are mentioned and included in the said indictment aforesaid upon which Samuel Jones , and William Dunn were convicted and had judgment as aforesaid, and that on the same day the said warrant together with the said prisoners were delivered to John Marsden to be safely conveyed to and delivered by him to the said keeper or his deputy at his Majesty's said gaol of Newgate, being the gaol for the County Middlesex, and the said John Marsden lawfully had the said prisoners in his custody for the cause and purpose aforesaid, and that the prisoners well knowing the premises, afterwards and whilst the said John Marsden was conveying the said Samuel Jones , William Dunn , George Murray , and William Grady to his Majesty's gaol of Newgate for the cause aforesaid (to wit) on the 23d of November , at St. Giles's in the Fields , upon the said John Marsden , feloniously did make an assault, and then the said Samuel Jones and William Dunn from and out of his custody did feloniously rescue, and put at large to go wheresoever they would .

MESSRS. REYNOLDS and BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

ELIJAH LITCHFIELD . I produce a copy of the record of the conviction of Dunn and Jones, which I got from Mr. Shelton. I examined it with the original.

(read.)

LUCY WATKINS , I appeared at Marlborough-street against Jones and Dunn, and afterwards appeared here. They are the same men as I charged at the office.

GEORGE BRAND . I was present when sentence was passed upon Jones and Dunn, and know them to be the same persons.

JOHN MARSDEN . I am gaoler of Marlborough-street Office. On the 23d of December Paddock, Dunn, Jones, Grady, and Murray were given in my charge - I had a warrant from the magistrate's clerk. I produce two commitments which the clerk gave me. One is signed by George Farrant , Esquire, and the other by J. E. Conant, magistrates. I know the signatures to be theirs (read.) I handcuffed them together two and two, and put the odd one in the middle, and chained them together. I went towards Newgate. I went up Blenheim-steps, Oxford-street, and proceeded till I got to the end of Dyot-street. I then received a blow at the back of my head which knocked me down, before that I heard a whistle. I was most dreadfully beat in different parts of my body, and was not sensible for several days, the men were gone. I have seen Dunn and Jones in Newgate this week - there were five persons. If prisoners pay for a coach they have one.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. By whom are you appointed - A. By the magistrate. I always execute the warrants of commitment. I am not a constable.

ANN MAXFIELD . I used to live at Westminster, and have since been in custody in the House of Correction. I know all the prisoners but Stanley. I know one Skillow, I saw him with Watts and Hardy, in Broadway on Thursday, the 23d of December, about eleven o'clock I saw them by chance - they asked me into the Feathers, public-house, I went - they said they were coming up to tell me where Samuel Jones was - he used to live with me - they said he was taken the night before, and was, they believed, in Mount-street watch-house - they told me to go and try if I could see him, and afterwards to meet them at the Ship, public-house, Duck-lane, Westminster, and to let them know - I went and found Jones at Marlborough-street office. I returned and met them in Broadway, and told them he was committed to Newgate, they told me to make haste back and tell him not to have a coach by any means - (it was about two o'clock.) I went and delivered him that message, before that I went to the Ship, public-house, with them and saw the two Keylocks, Herd, and M'Bride - Skillow, Watts, and Herd went with me - a great many others were there, whom I did not know - some of them had large sticks.

Q. Had you been with the message before that - A. Yes. I left the place immediately and went to my own place for victuals, then went to the office and found them coming out and going up Blenheim-seps; it was about half-past three o'clock. I saw Herd and M'Bride at the end of the steps - they called me, and asked if I told Sam about the coach. I said Yes, and left them, and followed Sam with four others chained together to see where he was going. Beyond Oxford-street I saw several men collecting together, three or four on one side of the way, and some in the middle - there was Hardy, Herd, the two Keylocks, William Skillow and Watts. I heard some of them whistle, they all got together. I saw a person fall, but who I cannot say - I went home, and on Saturday afternoon I saw Samuel Jones at a public-house near St. George's-fields - the prisoners were all in the house, playing at dominoes. I saw Stanley then - Samuel Jones was up stairs in bed - the prisoners were in the back parlour about six o'clock in the evening - he did not go down stairs,

Prisoner HERD. Q. How was I dressed - A. In a fustian jacket.

Prisoner HARDY. Q. Did you not live in the same house with Mary Platt - A. No. I lived at Brandon's, in Vine-street, after she left, but not while she was there.

ELIZA JONES. I was at the Feathers, public-house, on Thursday, the day of the rescue - I saw Ann Maxwell speaking to two young men opposite the Feathers, between eleven and twelve o'clock. I called to her - she and two young men came in - she beckoned me and said

"Do you know what has happened? Samuel is taken up," but she did not know for what. Skillow called her and said there was no time to lose, she must go to Marlborough-street and tell him not to have a coach, for they intended to rescue him.

Q. Say, if you remember any of the prisoners - A. I recollect Hardy, he was one. When the rescue was mentioned I said,

"Do not you think it better let alone, for it will bring more trouble." All three said could they have mustered strong enough the night before they would have had him out of the watch-house. They then agreed, that one was to go to the Ship, public-house, and another to the watch-house to meet their companions - they went and I saw no more.

JOHN HODSON. I keep the Two Brewers, George-street. On the 15th of November, fifteen or twenty persons came in between four and five o'clock, they came chiefly together, and stayed a quarter of an hour - four or five had bludgeons - all went away together rather in a hurry. A few minutes after I heard a great noise. I did not look out.

Q. Do you know any of the prisoners - A. No - they were all strangers. I heard a great noise of people running by, but no shouting, or exclamation.

THOMAS ADAMS . I keep an eating-house, in George-street. On Thursday night, the 23d November, I saw Stanley and Jack the painter (Hardy) going towards Russell-street. Stanley had a stick about a yard long.

Q. Were they walking alone - A. Another person was walking after them - there was a great many people walking up and down, and a great rush going towards Russell-street. I think Stanley had a blue and a brown coat on. I know his top coat was brown. Hardy had a light pair of breeches, and I believe a black coat. It was as near four o'clock as possible.

Prisoner STANLEY. Q. Is not your house open all night for thieves - A. It is not.

Prisoner HARDY. Q. Was I before or behind Stanley - A. Behind. I knew them before. My house is about fifty yards nearer to Russell-street than the last witness's.

JOHN TIBBIN . I am a baker, and live in Museum-street. On the 29th November, I saw a number of people go by a quarter before four o'clock - they went towards Great Russell-street, above twenty of them - seven or eight had sticks. I saw them again at a quarter before five o'clock, I ran after them to Charles-street. I cannot recollect the prisoners.

JOHN BIRD . On the 23d of November I was in Bell-yard, Fleet-street, about five o'clock, and saw a crowd of thirty or more persons coming down in a hasty way - some had sticks. I got out of the way, one of them struck me violently; in falling I caught hold of his coat which tore, and I received another violent blow. William Jones was the man who first struck me. I believe him to be the man. I was at Marlborough-street, and knew him - he is dressed in a different way - he had coachman's coat on, which he was desired to pull off - he had a brown coat under it, which had a rent newly sewn up, but that was not where I laid hold of it. I only heard it tear - the rip was in the back back near the button. I pointed him out from others.

Cross-examined. Q. You was alarmed - A. Yes - but I was on my guard. I really believe Jones to be the man. I was near a lamp, his coat was not torn on the part I had hold off.

CORNELIUS DYER . On Thursday, the 23d of November, about six o'clock in the afternoon I was in Fleet-street, at the corner of Bell-yard. About twenty-five or thirty men crossed from the yard to Middle Temple-lane, all in a cluster together. I followed them to Pump-court, and then received a blow on my face and another on my arm. I then followed them to the Treasurer's Office, two lamplighters were in the passage; they were beating one of them with large sticks - I ran and called for assistance. I know none of them.

JAMES SHEFFEL . I am a lamplighter. I was in the Temple on the 23d of November, at five o'clock, in the passage leading to the Treasurer's Office; a mob came out of Lamb's-buildings - I said I suspected they were pickpockets. One of them immediately came behind me, and struck me a violent blow, which sent me reeling. There was a whistle, and as they passed they kept striking me - my brother rushed in, and they beat him. I know none of them.

JOSEPH SHEFFEL . I am the brother of the last witness. He said he thought they were pickpockets; they struck him - one man struck him with a stick, that man was Hearn, I am certain. They afterwards ill-used me.

JOHN HITCHEN . I am a porter in the Temple. On the 23d of November I heard a great noise, and saw Sheffel and his brother, and a number of people beating them with sticks. I laid hold of one, and received a violent blow on my arm, I called out

"Shut the gates!" - the mob called out,

"Secure the gates!" I ran down the walk, when one called out,

"Joe, down with the b - g - r!" I was knocked down. I believe Herd to be the man who called out.

ELIZA KILBY . I am the daughter of William Kilby , who keeps the St. George's coffee-house, Great Suffolk-street, Borough. On Thursday evening, the 23d of November, I remember a number of persons coming to the house, my father was not at home; they came in between six and seven o'clock, there were thirteen or fourteen of them; some had sticks - Willam Jones and Joseph Stanley were two of them. Jones gave me his stick to put away for him; it was a very large thick stick, with a face on the head. Jones came in about five minutes after the crowd with another; he joined Stanley's party in about half an hour - they called Stanley Jack Jolly . The person who came in with Jones went into the parlour, and then went away.

Q. Do you know Samuel Jones - A. Yes, he came in with Stanley's party. I saw William Jones again on the Friday after. Stanley came in first, William and SamuelJones came soon after. Samuel Jones slept at our house on Friday night, and was apprehended there on Saturday evening. I shewed William Jones 's stick to my father.

Cross-examined. Q.William Jones did not come in with the crowd - A. No; he and another came in after, and joined the other party. I saw William and Samuel Jones together the following night. Stanley came in between six and seven o'clock, he had a short smock frock and a white night-cap on.

WILLIAM KILBY. I keep the St. George's coffee-house On the 23d of November I returned between eight and nine o'clock, went into the front parlour, and saw thirteen or fourteen persons there; William Jones was one, and I believe Stanley was there - I had known William Jones three or four months, he had lived in a house in Dover-street, Blackfriars-road - Samuel Jones was there; they staid till eleven o'clock, when I shut up. My daughter gave me a stick - (looks at one) - this is it. I asked Jones that night if he would take it away? he said

"No, let it stay." On the following morning William and Samuel Jones came in and had something to drink - William Jones was persuading Samuel to go and stop at a house at Kensington, he seemed to agree. William Jones said I should hear something - he said nothing then; they left me in half an hour. William Jones was backwards and forwards all day, and about seven o'clock in the evening I saw William Jones and Stanley in my front parlour, six or eight others were with them. William Jones and I had much conversation about the rescue - I had read it in the papers. He said three of them headed three different parties; that they went from three houses, and were thirty-five in all; that they met with the prisoners in custody about St. Giles's. I asked them to point me out Jack Jolly , as William Jones had told me he was a good one - he pointed to Stanley. Jones said Stanley floored the keeper first, and they got the five prisoners away, and as they went along, if anybody looked at them they were floored directly, for they would not give a chance away - that there was a row in the Temple, and that they went over Blackfriars Bridge to William Jones 's house in Dover-street, and Jones said they knocked their irons off there. On Friday night William Jones came with Samuel, and asked if I would let Sam have a bed there? I said Yes, and he had one. Next morning William Jones came and went up to him. I said he had better go and walk out; he said

"No, he is very well where he is; let him stop, for he is going off to-morrow morning to his aunt's in Yorkshire." He remained up stairs all day till the officer came and apprehended him.

Q. Do people generally confess to you - A. They have some confidence in me.

Q. You harbour people charged with theft - A. I should not have harboured him if it had not been for a particular reason. I never attempted to prove a debt under a commission.

GEO. T. JOSEPH RUTHVEN . I am a Bow-street officer. I went to Kilby's on Saturday, the 23d of November, and found the two Harris's, William Jones , and Watts in the room below. I went up stairs, and found Samuel Jones in bed with his clothes off, he denied his name. His wrists were lacerated; he said it was in getting his handcuffs off. I afterwards asked William Jones about Sam, he denied knowing him.

CHARLES JEFFREYS . I am an officer. I went with Ruthven, and found William Jones , the two Harris's and Watts, and also Sam Jones up stairs. William Jones had a brown coat on at Marlborough-street, which I produce; it has a tear up the back. He said he lodged at the St. George's coffee-house, where he was taken, and that the landlord and landlady could prove that he was at home all that day.

EDWARD JOHN HANDLEY . I am an officer. I apprehended M'Bride on the 19th of December, at a house in Tothil-street, he was with other persons. I said,

"Bob, I want you" - he said,

"I don't think you know me;" I said I did. One of his companions said,

"You have nothing against Bob." I said,

"Yes, he knows very well I have." M'Bride said,

"I suppose you want me for that rescue business," I said Yes. I had not mentioned a word about it till he did.

STANLEY'S Defence. Adams says I had a brown coat on, and the child says I had a frock.

HERD'S Defence. Maxwell says I was at the Ship about three o'clock, and Harris was there at five. The lamplighter says I had a fustian coat, and the other says it was blue. I was at my father's at the time.

JOHN HARRIS 'S Defence. It is a mere spite. The woman sent to see if I would send her some money.

ANN MAXWELL re-examined. It is false.

GEORGE HARRIS 'S Defence. I was at my mother's from twelve to eight o'clock.

HARDY'S Defence. However painful and perilous my situation may be, I am glad to reflect that justice will be administered ably. I entreat your attention for a few minutes. Being reduced in circumstances I followed my profession as a miniature painter; my profession led me among a class of people, who would be eagerly shunned by many; this will account for my being in the neighbourhood of George-street. Can you believe a man, whose house is open for both sexes? you will discard testimony coming from such an impure fountain; the poverty of his testimony is a proof of the wickedness of what is urged against me. The female was the companion of a woman lately convicted of passing forged notes, and the regular mistress of Jones, who was convicted of a highway robbery; since which, she became a sharer in the fortunes of another hero, who was cast last Session. The whole of this evidence is derived subsequent to the reward of 100 l. Money ever entices men of respectability from the path of rectitude, and much more people who defy the laws of God and man. Gentleman, I leave myself in your hands with the utmost confidence of your justice and humanity.

STANLEY - GUILTY. Aged 25.

JONES - GUILTY. Aged 20.

HERD - GUILTY. Aged 20.

J. HARRIS - GUILTY. Aged 20.

G. HARRIS - GUILTY. Aged 18.

MACBRIDE - GUILTY. Aged 23.

HARDY - GUILTY. Aged 24.

WATTS - GUILTY. Aged 22.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

272. ROBERT WIBLIN was indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Loosely , on the King's highway, on the 9th of December , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 17 s. in monies numbered, his property .

THOMAS LOOSELY . On the 24th of November, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I was at Paddington, and sold the prisoner and another man a horse for 30 s., when they came to pay they were short 6 d. I said,

"You cannot go home without money, keep half a crown, and owe me 3 s." On the 9th of December, the prisoner saw me at Paddington , and said

"Loosely, that was a capital horse you sold us, we made 5 l. of it." I knew he followed horse-dealing, I said,

"Then you can afford to pay me the 3 s." he said,

"Yes, if you will change a 1 l. note." I had only 15 s., and borrowed 2 s. to give him change; I said,

"You are joking with me." He pulled out a 10 l. note and one 1 l. note; I saw him putting the notes into his fob. He said,

"Count it over into my hand." I counted it over in my own hand - it was 17 s. I closed my hand, and held out my other for the 1 l. note; he immediately tore the silver from my hand forcibly.

Q. You remained quiet - A. Yes, he hit me over the shoulders. I could not find an officer; I went home, got a warrant, and had him apprehended two or three days after; he was taken before the Magistrate, who said he could not settle it.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. What did the prisoner say - A. He said I owed him 23 s.; he robbed me opposite the public-house, and had a dung-fork over his shoulder. I was afraid to touch him or call out; several persons were passing, but I gave no alarm.

WILLIAM LOOSELY . I am the prosecutor's father. When the prisoner was apprehended he begged me to settle it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

273. MARY GAYS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Joseph Wilthew , about two o'clock in the afternoon of the 6th of July , at Christ-church , ( Ann Ball and others being therein), with intent to steal, and stealing therein, two coats, value 1 l.; one pair of breeches, value 10 s.; one pair of pantaloons, value 8 s.; two waistcoats, value 10 s.; one boy's dress, value 10 s., and one pair of trowsers, value 4 s., the goods of Samuel Jarvis .

SAMUEL JARVIS . I live in Wilk-street, Spitalfields , Joseph Wilthew keeps the house - it is in the parish of Christchurch. On the 6th of July, I went out about ten o'clock in the morning, and returned about five or six o'clock, I found I was robbed, and found the property next day at the pawnbroker's.

ESTHER JARVIS . I am the wife of Samuel Jarvis . I went out about half-past one o'clock, and left the servant and property in the house, but nobody in my apartments, which are the two lower rooms. I returned about four o'clock, and in about an hour went to the drawer, found them empty, and missed the articles stated in the indictment. I locked it when I went out and found it locked; I knew nothing of the robbery till I went to the drawer.

ALEXANDER INNES BURGESS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 6th of July, the prisoner pledged several articles with me, which I gave to Jarvis. I lent 30 s. on them - they were claimed next morning. On the 11th of December she brought a bundle, and I detained her; she said her name was Mary Jones , and that she lived in Hollywell-row. I took her into the parlour, and she said her name was Jaques, and afterwards that she lived in Grey Eagle-street. I gave her in charge.

ANN BALL . I was servant to Mrs. Wilthew. On the 6th of July, about half-past two o'clock, I heard some footsteps on the stairs; I was afraid, and sat still; the prisoner entered the room, I jumped up and asked her who she wanted? she said a person named Jones, a washerwoman; I said no such person lived there, she said Yes there was; she kept talking for three or four minutes, and then told me not to trouble myself to come down stairs - I was in the two pair back room. I did not follow, but stood at the top of the stairs; I heard her go down, but did not hear her go along the passage. I am sure she is the woman.

JAMES KENNEDY . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it. I was ill at the time at home; my husband struck me, and I was not out of doors for six weeks.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

274. JAMES MUNDAY was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , six hand-glasses, value 2 l.; one pair of shoes, value 3 s.; two towels, value 1 s.; one hammer, value 6 d.; one hedging-bill, value 2 s.; one iron hurdle, 3 s., and 3 lbs. of rope yarn, value 1 s , the goods of George Drake and Joseph Drake .

JAMES WILSON . I am a painter, and live in Queen Ann-street, New-road. On the morning of the 19th of December, I was going into the City; when I got to the gate of Carroll's back garden, I was informed a boy was coming out with a sack, and saw the prisoner coming down. I waited at the gate, and desired to know what was in the sack; he said

"Certainly, look at it," and threw the sack down. I collared him, and said I wished him to see the contents as well as me; he began shuffling about and splashing me. The sack contained the articles stated in the indictment. I left the prisoner in Carroll's charge.

GEORGE DRAKE . I am in partnership with Joseph Drake . The property is ours.

GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

275. ELLEN ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of December , one pair of stays, value 3 s. , the goods of John Simmons .

JOHN SIMMONS . I am a pawnbroker , and live in Monmouth-street . On the 20th of December, the prisoner came to pawn a handkerchief for 6 d. She snatched a pair of stays from the door as she went out, and tried to get a lot of table-cloths down, but only tore them. I did not miss the stays till she was detained with them at the next pawnbroker's, and brought to me.

JOHN MURRAY . I am shopman to Mr. Wood, a pawnbroker. The prisoner came to pawn the stays for 2 s. 6 d. I saw the prosecutor's ticket on them. She said she had taken them out of pledge - she did not know where. I took her to Simmons's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

276. ELLEN ROBINSON was again indicted for stealing, on the 20th of December , one handkerchief, value 3 s. , the goods of Thomas Wood .

JOHN MURRAY . The prisoner came to pledge the stays. I took her to Simmons's, and found this handkerchief in her apron.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

277. JOSEPH THORN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of December , one coat, value 2 l. , the goods of John Littlechild .

JOHN LITTLECHILD . On the 25th of December, about ten o'clock in the morning, I was in Old Montague-street , at Mr. Crowther's. I live at Romford. I left my coat, laying over my horse and cart, in his care. When I returned I found the prisoner in custody.

ANN BENTLEY . I saw the prisoner and another man come out of a house - the other spoke to the prisoner, then went and took the coat - they were both together, I saw them in conversation before he took it.

JOSEPH CROWTHER . The prosecutor's cart was at my door; the coat was covered over or the horse - there was a cry of Stop thief! I saw the prisoner and another running. I stopped him, but the other got away. They threw the coat down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They took another man.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

278. JOHN WRIGHT was indicted for stealing on the 1st of December , one 1 l. Bank note , the property of Thomas Dent .

THOMAS DENT . The prisoner was my servant . On the 15th of December I gave him a 1 l. note to pay a friend of mine. In the morning when he came he said he had paid it. I found he had not. The person is not here.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

279. JOHN WRIGHT was again indicted for stealing, on the 16th of December , one coat, value 10 s.; one pair of breeches, value 3 s.; one pair of drawers, value 18 d.; one writing case, value 1 s., and one pair of gloves, value 6 d. , the goods of Thomas Dent .

THOMAS DENT . On the 16th of December, when I came from breakfast, I missed these things, and about ten o'clock the prisoner was found with them on his back; as soon as he saw me he ran away. A fortnight after I found him with my breeches on, and a duplicate of the coat.

WILLIAM LICKFOLD . I apprehended him with Dent's breeches on - he told me I was not a constable. I found the duplicate in his coat lining.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

280. THOMAS DUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , one pewter pot, value 2 s., the goods of John Breach ; one pewter pot, value 1 s., the goods of William Hewitt ; and one pewter pot, value 1 s. , the goods of Francis Brenan .

JOHN BREACH . I am a publican . On the 23d of December, I lost a pot, and found the prisoner with it in the street.

THOMAS BEVEN. I am a pot-boy. A woman said the prisoner had stolen a pot. I stopped him. He gave it me, and ran away. I pursued and stopped him - he produced some more pots, and was taken to the watch-house.

WILLIAM HEWITT . I am a publican , and lost a pot, which was found on the prisoner.

JOHN BEDDIN . I am a publican. One of my pots were found on the prisoner.

RICHARD COATES . I took him in charge, and found one pot in his hat. He had a pocket large enough to hold a dozen. He said he sold the pots for 6 d., and the pints for 3 d.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 60.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

FIFTH DAY, MONDAY, JANUARY 15.

281. JOHN EDMONDS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of January , 15 lbs. of kitchen-stuff, value 3 s. , the goods of Benjamin Bradbury .

BENJAMIN BRADBURY . I am a tallow-chandler , and live in Upper Marylebone-street ; the prisoner was my servant . On the 6th of January Biddel gave me information. I went to my stable in Upper Ogle-street to Field, who lives over the stable, and asked him, in the prisoner's presence, how he got the kitchen-stuff which he sold Biddel - he said the prisoner gave it him to sell - the prisoner made no reply. I had him secured. I found a small quantity of kitchen-stuff in the stable, also two of the prisoner's aprons, tied together, with the marks of the kitchen-stuff on them. I cannot swear to the kitchen-stuff, but there was a mark where it had been taken out.

JAMES BIDDEL . I am a tallow-chandler, and live in Cleveland-street, Fitzroy-square. On the 6th of January, about nine o'clock in the morning, Field sold me 15 lbs. of kitchen-stuff for 3 s. 1 d. I told Mr. Bradbury, and went to the stable with him, having watched Field there. He said he had it from the prisoner.

WILLIAM FIELD. I am porter to Mr. Bradbury, a tallow-chandler, and live over these stables; between eight and nine o'clock in the morning I saw the prisoner at the stable door - he sent me to sell the kitchen-stuff - it was in an apron. I sold it to Biddel. The prisoner gave me 2 d. for my trouble. In about half an hour the prosecutor came and asked where I got it. I said from the prisoner. I knew he lived with a tallow-chandler.

WILLIAM BAGGETT . I am apprentice to Mr. Bradbury. The prisoner frequently asked me for the key of the shop, about five minutes before I got up. He had no occasion to go into the shop.

RICHARD COATES . I received the prisoner and Field in charge. He said to Field,

"Tell them at the office that your mother gave it you." Field made no answer.

Prisoner's Defence. I am as innocent as a dead man.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Two Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

282. MARGARET KELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , seven shirts, value 12 s., and one stocking, value 2 s. , the goods of William Parr .

ELIZA PARR . I am wife of William Parr . We live in Chandler-street, Hanover-square . On the 7th of December, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I left these things in the wash-house, returned in five minutes and missed them. A person must get through four doors to get them.

LYDIA SHOUT . On the 27th of December, about half-past five o'clock, I was in Oxford-street, a young man ran against the prisoner - she said

"Why do you run against my child," he said

"I think you have no child" - he pulled down her gown and said,

"You have been robbing some washer-woman;" the watchman came up and collared the man. I said

"You have no business with the man, the woman had the linen." She walked away. Another woman brought her up.

JOHN MILLER . I am a watchman. I saw a mob at the corner of Poland-street, and found the prisoner with the linen in her lap.

GEORGE GILES . I am a watchman. I collared the man. They said he tried to rob the woman. Miller brought the prisoner up with the linen, which was wet.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had drank too much - a woman gave me the bundle to hold,

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

283. STEPHEN REYNOLDS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of December , two metal weights, value 15 s. , the goods of William Paine .

MR. ALLEY conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM PAINE . I am a butcher , and live at Hounslow . On the 5th of December, I lost two weights, and found them at Kilsby's. I took the prisoner myself, and he confessed.

WILLIAM KILSBY . I live at Brentford, I bought the weights of the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

284. EDWARD ABBOTT was indicted for embezzlement .

JOHN VINCENT TUCKER . I am a trimming-maker , and live in Princes-square, Wilson-street . The prisoner was my servant , and entrusted to receive money for me. He never paid me 3 l. 10 s. on account of Mr. Wild. I discharged him - his father brought him in the afternoon, and he said he received this money about a month ago.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. You sent for him and he came - A. Yes.

JOHN WILD . I am a haberdasher. I paid the prisoner this money, 3 l. 10 s., an account of his master.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

285. JOHN BATES was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of December , two salt-holders, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of William Chew .

WILLIAM CHEW . I am chinaman . On the 26th of December, between three and four o'clock, I ran out, being called, and stopped the prisoner six yards off with these salt-holders under his apron. He gave them to me, then said

"Recollect I have none of your property."

HENRY SCHVERTZELL . I saw the prisoner lurking about the prosecutor's shop, and saw him take something, and called my master.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 56.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

286. WILLIAM FAINT was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , one chest, value 2 s., and 86 lbs. of tea, value 20 l. , the goods of John Coles Newberry .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to belong to Isaac Ford .

JOHN COLES NEWBERRY . I am a tea-dealer , and live in Providence-row, Finsbury-square . On Monday last, I bought three chests of tea of Isaac Ford , and about half-past five o'clock the porter brought two chests in, when he went for the third it was stolen from the truck.

JAMES BROOKS . I am a porter. I delivered two chests and missed the other from the truck.

THOMAS MAYHEW . I am conductor of the Bow-street patrol. I was in Providence-row on Monday, and met the prisoner with the chest of tea on his shoulder. I suspected and asked where he was going with it - he was close to Mr. Laws, a grocer - he said he was going in there - he turned as if to go in, and threw it down on the first step. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man like a porter, appeared exhausted, and asked me to carry it.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

287. ROBERT LEAKE and PHILIP MEADS were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one saddle, value 10 s.; one bridle, value 3 s., and one pair of stirrups, value 3 s. , the goods of James Weller .

JAMES WELLER. I live at Tythe-farm, Ealing . On Tuesday, 5th of December I left these things locked up, returned on Saturday, and heard they were stolen - I found the place locked as I left it, but some boards taken out. I heard Leake was in the habit of sleeping there.

JOHN WILLIAMSON. I am a constable of Acton. On Friday evening, the 8th of December, I heard the prisoners had offered a saddle for sale - I went out and found them - they were both in company - I asked how they came by it. Leake said he found it, as he came from Uxbridge, in the middle of the road, and Meads said he saw him pick it up, and he promised him he should share in the profits of what he sold it for. I examined the saddle, found it quite clean and dry - It was a dirty night. I suspected them and took them in custody - I found the bridle on Meads. I took them before the magistrate, I have discovered that they were in distress.

ROBERT DURDEN . I am a harness-maker, and live at Ealing. On Friday, the 8th of December, I bought the bridle of Leake for 18 d. I told him he could make more of it with any body who wanted it for use - he was alone, and asked 2 s. for it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

LEAKE'S Defence. I was in distress, the parish would not relieve me; I went to them day after day - they said there was plenty of work. I took the saddle to get victuals.

MEADS's Defence. I was in distress.

LEAKE - GUILTY . Aged 17.

MEADS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Recommended to Mercy.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

288. MARY PAINTER and MARY LIVINGS were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of December , five round frocks, value 30 s.; one pair of trowsers, value 5 s.; one shirt, value 4 s., and one handkerchief, value 1 s. , the goods of Lawrence Murphy .

LAWRENCE MURPHY. I am a seaman . On the 29th of December, about nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Fleet-street - I stopped at the door of a wine-vaults, the prisoners overheard me say I was going to fetch a bundle - they followed me to George-street, St. Giles's, and waited till I came out with this bundle; they then followed me to Charing-cross, and by Northumberland House Livings asked twice if she should carry my bundle, I refused - she asked a third time, I suffered her to carry it, being tired and weak, having just come out of an hospital, I thought she might be a prudent character. At the corner of Downing-street I treated them with a glass of liquor - both carried the bundle. I then went down towards Westminster , and lost Livings with the bundle. I followed Painter to a house, and asked where the woman was with the bundle? she said she would soon be there, and I had better come up stairs; I did so, but would not sit down, being uneasy about it. She took me down to look for her. I gave Painter in charge - she said if we would let her go out she would shew us where the girl was with the bundle. She went out, and the other prisoner was brought in with her. I was not acquainted with them.

ROBERT HUDSON . Murphy brought Painter to me. She said if I went to No. 11, New-square, I should find the girl with the bundle; I went, but could not find her. She then said she would take me to the house - she took me to her lodgings, No. 44, Duck-lane; I found her sitting by the fire-side - we have not found the bundle.

PAINTER'S Defence I was with another girl, the prosecutor said he had been robbed, and gave me in charge.

PAINTER - NOT GUILTY .

LIVINGS - GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

289. EDWARD SHORE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of November , five petticoats, value 5 s.; four shirts, value 5 s.; four pair of stockings, value 3 s.; two pair of stays, value 4 s.; two pillow-cases, value 2 s, and one handkerchief, value 1 s. , the goods of John Parnum .

MARY PARNUM . I am the wife of John Parnum, we live in an alms-house at Bow . On the 24th of November, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, I hung these things in the garden to dry; somebody called me in doors, I returned in about ten minutes, and found my lines cut down and everything gone. I called a young man to pursue them. I went round the house myself and met Frost, he turned back with me to the Ben Johnson , public-house, and saw two young men, he directly said,

"There are the thieves!" One ran out at one door and the other at another, and left my linen there - I am certain the prisoner was one of them. I pursued the other, but could not catch him.

JAMES YOUNG . On the 24th of November Frost and I went to the Ben Johnson , and saw the prisoner with another in the house, they ran out; I followed the other, but could not catch him. I am certain the prisoner was one of them.

HENRY TYSON . I keep the Ben Johnson . The prisoner and another came in and had a pint of beer together - while they were drinking it the witness came in and said,

"Here the thieves are." One immediately ran out at one door, and the other at the other. They had not drank half their beer. Part of the linen was found up in a recess of the wall in a bundle. Nobody else was in the house. The prisoner ran out backwards - I am certain he was one of them.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. How long had they been there - A. A few minutes. The other man was pursued, not the prisoner. I saw him in custody about a month after.

ROBERT WILLANS . I apprehended the prisoner.

- FROST. I went to the house, and saw one man run out - I do not know him, my sight is bad. I had met two men with the bundle, going towards the public-house. Both of them were about the same size.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

290. EDWARD SHORE was again indicted for stealing, on the 1st of November , 12 live tame rabbits, price 12 s. , the goods of Joseph Lovell .

JOSEPH LOVELL . I am a coal-whipper . On the 2d of November, about seven o'clock in the morning, I lost these rabbits from the back of my yard in John-street, Stepney . I saw them safe at nine o'clock the night before. A person must get over the back wall to take them. I found them next day at No. 23, Air-street, Bethnal-green.

ABRAHAM SMITH . On the 2d of November, about eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner brought me five rabbits, and asked 10 s. for them, I gave him 8 s.; another man was with him. Lovell's uncle saw me buy them. I threw the money down, which of them took it up I cannot say, but the prisoner brought them in.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The other man sold them.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

291. WILLIAM BAKER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of December , one spencer, value 4 s. , the goods of Thomas Sowerby .

MATTHEW HEATH MOSS . I am servant to Mr. Thomas Sowerby , who lives in Chiswell-street . I heard a noise, and saw the prisoner run down the street, I followed and secured him - he threw the spencer down.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

292. RICHARD JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , 3 lbs. of pork, value 18 d. , the goods of Bruce Brown .

BRUCE BROWN . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Air-street, Leather-lane . I saw a boy pass my door, return, and take a piece of pork - I ran out, the prisoner was secured. I saw him drop it.

PETER MACLAUGHLIN . I saw Brown following two boys, I stopped the prisoner by Hatton-wall, and he dropped the pork.

JOHN WALKER . I stopped the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence (written). I am truly sorry for my crime. There is no blame attached to my parents. I had got into bad company, which is the cause.

GUILTY. Aged 13.

Judgment Respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

293. MARGARET WARREN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , 10 lbs. of ham, value 5 s. , the goods of George Hawley .

RICHARD DELLOW . I am shopman to Mr. George Hawley , who is a cheesemonger , and lives in High-street, Shadwell . On the 22d of December, about six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner, another woman, and two men came to buy half a hock of bacon; I went to cut one, and while my back was turned the ham was stolen. The bacon did not suit, they left, and in about five minutes I missed the ham. I followed and took the prisoner in a butcher's shop with the ham.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in liquor, and bought it of a woman.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

294. JOHN WILDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December , one coat, value 2 s., one pair of stockings, value 1 s., and one pair of trowsers, value 1 s. , the goods of John Davies .

JOHN DAVIES . I am a weaver . On the 15th of December my eldest apprentice informed me the prisoner was gone, and his clothes missing; I found him at Billingsgate with his fellow-apprentice's clothes on, which are mine. He had been apprentice to me eight months.

WILLIAM CHILD . I am apprentice to Davies. On the 15th of December, in the morning, I missed my clothes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

295. JAMES SINCLAIR was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , one axe, value 2 s.; one adze, value 2 s.; one saw, value 3 s.; two augurs, value 1 s.; one drawing knife, value 1 s.; and one pair of pincers, value 6 d., the goods of Samuel Davies ; one plane, value 3 s.; one adze, value 2 s.; one spoke shave, value 1 s., and one hammer, value 1 s. , the goods of James Dwight .

SAMUEL DAVIS . I am a wheelwright . On the morning of the 24th of December, I missed these articles from my shop, and found them at the office with the prisoner.

JAMES GALLOWAY . I am a Thames Police officer. On the 23d of December, about half-past four o'clock in the morning, I stopped the prisoner in Fore-street, Limehouse, with these tools; he said they belonged to him, and that he belonged to the Mary Ann , collier. I said I should see him go on board; he then said they were not his, and he did not belong to the vessel.

WILLIAM CHALK . I took the prisoner in charge, and found the spoke shave in his pocket - he said he found it four days before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found the spoke shave. I never had the others.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

296. GEORGE SHEPHERD and ROBERT MILLER were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December , five live tame geese, price 25 s., the goods of Henry Petham , and three live tame geese, price 15 s. , the goods of John Stephen Racine .

HENRY PETHAM . I am a farmer , and live at Bentley-heath, South Mimms . On the 24th of December, at night, I lost three geese and two ganders. Shepherd has workedfor me, he is a relation of mine - he left me about last March.

JOHN STEPHEN RACINE . I live at Bentley-heath. On the 24th of December, at night, I lost three geese. I found them in possession of the officer.

JOHN PURDEN . I am a patrol of Bow-street. In consequence of information which I received, I sat up all night, and on Sunday morning, about six o'clock, I stopped the prisoners with each a sack, which they said contained water-cresses - I found four dead geese in each - they then said they found them.

JAMES SHIELDS . I was with Purden; I confirm his statement.

SHEPHERD - GUILTY . Aged 19.

MILLER - GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

298. MARY ROACH was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , one basket, value 2 s. , the goods of Joseph Terry .

ELIZA TERRY . I am the wife of Joseph Terry , who is a basket-maker . The prisoner came down our steps in Broad-street, Bloomsbury , and took a basket. I ran up, a man stopped her; she asked him to go and have some gin. I took the basket from her. She would not go away, and I gave her in charge.

WILLIAM IVESON . I took the prisoner in charge. She struck the prosecutrix in the face.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

299. HENRY BISGOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , one pair of shoes, value 3 s. , the goods of James Corss .

JAMES HUME . I am servant to Mr. James Corss , who is a salesman , and lives in Shoreditch . I was informed two boys had run away with a pair of shoes, I ran out, and secured the prisoner with them under his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

300. WILLIAM WATKINS and JOHN BALLARD were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , two live tame geese, price 4 s. , the goods of James Smith .

MARGARET SMITH . I am the wife of James Smith ; we live at Woodford, in Essex . On the 20th of December, at four o'clock in the afternoon, I locked my geese up, and missed two next morning. The padlock had been forced off, and a piece of candle laid by it.

WILLIAM YOUNG . I am a patrol of Hackney. On the 24th of December, between three and four o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoners near Lea-bridge turnpike, with each a handkerchief on his shoulder. I asked them what they had got? they said a goose each. It being an unseasonable hour I took them to the watch-house; they said they bought them.

JOHN BOSWORTH . I was with Young, and confirm his statement.

JOHN GARVA . I was constable of the night. The prisoners were brought to the watch-house. I asked if the geese were dead or alive? they said they were both dead, and that they bought them between the Two Brewers and Woodford Wells, of a man in the room. I found one was dead and the other alive, and in Watkins's pocket I found a screw wrench - there were marks of it on the door of the place.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BALLARD'S Defence. We bought them of a man unknown.

WATKINS - GUILTY . Aged 24.

BALLARD - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

301. JAMES CLIFT was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of December , one umbrella, value 3 s. , the goods of Richard Williams .

RICHARD WILLIAMS . I am an umbrella-maker , and live in High Holborn . On the 18th of December, I was called up and informed two umbrellas were stolen.

JAMES TAYLOR . I live with Mr. Camp, who lives in Gutter-lane. I was in Holborn on Monday morning, about half-past eight o'clock, and within six doors of the prosecutor's I saw the prisoner standing at Mr. Williams's door, from the position he stood in, it struck me he was after an umbrella; he turned from the door and walked towards me with the umbrella in his hand, and as he passed me put it under his apron. I gave information at the shop, and they immediately missed two from the door. I ran up Museum-street, and saw the prisoner walking some distance up; he turned, and when he saw me he immediately began running. I called Stop thief! and he was caught in a court; I asked what he had done with the umbrella he put under his apron? he denied it. Mr. Williams's young man came up with it - I am certain he is the boy.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. You did not know him before - A. I think I have seen him about.

JOSEPH TURNER . I saw the prisoner turn the corner of the court, and saw him drop the umbrella - I secured him

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Fourteen Days , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

302. BENJAMIN INNYS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , one umbrella, value 5 s. , the goods of Charles Alexander Ballard .

JOHN BALLARD . I was in Charles Alexander Ballard 's shop, in the Haymarket , and heard the cry of Stop thief! I ran up and stopped the prisoner with the umbrella, which he had taken from the door.

JOHN MANN . I saw the prisoner secured, and saw him drop the umbrella.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Fourteen Days , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

303. WILLIAM COOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , 60 lbs. of lead, value 10 s., the goods of James Leigh , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, the same only stating it to be fixed to a building of his.

JAMES LEIGH . I live at Dalston . On the 19th of December in the morning, I discovered the rain-water pipe and trunk were stolen from a building at the back of my house, and found the prisoner in custody next day with it - it was fixed to a green-house attatched to my house.

JOHN EASTHAM . I am a plumber. I was at work for Mr. Leigh, and found the pipe gone, it was safe the day before. In the evening as I went to town I followed the prisoner with a bag upon his back, gave him in charge, and asked him what was in his bag? he said it was tin; I found it was the lead - it fitted the place.

SAMUEL WARD . I am a watchman. I took the prisoner in charge with the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

304. WILLIAM ELLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , from the person of Charles John Robertson , one pocket-book, value 1 s.; one 5 l., and one 1 l. Bank notes, his property .

CHARLES JOHN BOBERTSON . On the 27th of December, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Princes-street, Leicester-square , going towards Coventry-street; I felt a slight tug at my coat-pocket, turned round, and saw the prisoner with my pocket-book in his hand. I snatched at it, and he either dropped it or threw it from him. I picked it up - it contained a 5 l. and one 1 l. note. He ran away immediately, and I secured him without losing sight of him.

GEORGE PEARL . I saw the prisoner throw the pocketbook down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

305. PATRICK GOODWIN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , one axletree, value 5 s. , the goods of Thomas Duggin .

THOMAS DUGGIN . I keep a lodging-house , in George-street, St. Giles's . The prisoner lodged with me; this axletree was in my cellar. I asked a man who was repairing the house to give him work, which he did. The prisoner was stopped with the axletree.

HENRY ISHMAEL . On the 27th of December, I met the prisoner at the Seven Dials with this axle tree. I asked him who it belonged to; he said to Duggin, and that he brought it from Tower-hill, He then threw it down, and ran away; I called Stop thief! and he was secured.

JOHN FURZEMAN . I heard the alarm, and stopped the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He told me to take it to his son's on Tower-hill.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Whipped and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

306. SAMUEL HILL and JOHN DEAN were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , 56 yards of cotton, value 2 l. 10 s. , the goods of Lionel Mayhew .

LIONEL MAYHEW . I am a linen-draper , and live in Silvester-row, Hackney . This cotton was stolen from my door.

JOSEPH SHERIFF . I am a hat-maker, and live in Grove-place, Hackney. On the 8th of January, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoners pass and go towards the prosecutor's shop; they returned in two or three minutes, and stood conversing together; then one went towards the shop, and in a few minutes both ran back together. One had a white apron, and the other a black one - they undid them. I ran to Mayhew's, and he missed two pieces of print; we pursued them to the fields, and saw them looking behind them; when they saw us one of them crossed the field; we called Stop thief! and they were taken; one of them dropped the print.

HENRY MORRISON . I heard a cry, and Dean ran by me, I got up to him, and he put himself in a fighting attitude. I knocked him down, and kept him down with my knee. He got up and tried to run, but the posts stopped him, and knocked the print out of his hand - I secured him.

WILLIAM BLAKE . I met Hill with a parcel in his white apron; Dean followed him very close, and said,

"D - n it, go it." I ran with Sheriff to secure them - they seperated. Morrison secured Dean, and I took Hill.

WILLIAM MERRY . I took the prisoners in charge; they denied knowing each other.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DEAN'S Defence. I met a man who asked me to carry a bundle.

HILL - GUILTY . Aged 20.

DEAN - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

307. JOHN JAMES was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January , one handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of John Bibby , from his person .

JOHN BIBBY . On Sunday afternoon, the 7th of January, about three o'clock, I and a young man were coming from Wimpole-street; two lads followed us to St. Martin's-court . I felt the skirt of my great-coat lifted up, missed my handkerchief, and saw the prisoner walking away very quick. I followed, and saw him folding it up; he ran off and threw it down; he struck me and cut my lip, which bled profusely. A gentleman stopped him in Earls-court. I am sure he is the boy.

THOMAS GOOK . I was in Castle-street, and saw the prisoner run out of St. Martin's-court; he struck the prosecutor in the mouth, and was stopped.

Prisoner's Defence. Somebody threw the handkerchief on my legs; the gentleman hit me and I hit him.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

308. MICHAEL MORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of January , one jacket, value 5 s. , the goods of Henrick Landers .

HENRICK LANDERS. On the 10th of January, I lost my jacket off the windlass of my ship, in the West India Docks .

ALEXANDER LUKE . I am an officer. I was in the West India Docks, and the prisoner came towards me buttoning his waistcoat, I stopped him, and found the jacket under his waistcoat; he said it was his own.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

309. ISAAC JOHNSON , JAMES TUFFNELL , and THOMAS GODFREY were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December , one coat, value 7 s., and one 1 l. Bank note the goods of James Dalton .

JAMES DALTON . I live at Enfield-wash, and am servant to Mr. Green, a baker - about half-past eight o'clock, I was in a public-house at Enfield , and hung my coat on the screen; the prisoners were there in company together - ten or twelve people were in the room: when I missed it they were gone, a 1 l. note was in the pocket. I followed them and one Annison, and overtook them about twenty yards off, and took my coat from one of them, which I do not know, as it was dark - they snatched it away from me again, and afterwards dropped it. I picked it up, the 1 l. note was still in the pocket - all four were together. The prisoners were afterwards apprehended. I am certain they are the men. I knew Johnson before, by seeing him at the house.

GEORGE THOROWGOOD . I am a labourer. I was in the public-house; the coat hung over the screen. The prisoners and Annison were standing behind the screen, when I saw the coat slipped off. I said

"Dalton, your coat is gone;" he went after them, and returned with it in about ten minutes. One of them I am certain must have taken it.

RICHARD MORRIS . I am landlord of the Bell, public-house. I saw the prisoners at my house - the coat was on the screen. They went away without paying their reckoning. Annison was in their company. I went to the bar, and all in a hurry I saw two or three go out, in haste, Dalton followed and returned with the coat. Godfrey, Johnson, and Annison came back afterwards, and asked for another pot of beer. I refused to draw it. Annison left almost directly. Dalton charged them with stealing his coat. Johnson denied it - the others said nothing - there was no constable near to send for. Johnson and Godfrey staid till eleven o'clock, and had nothing to pay there reckoning.

JOHN MEAD . I am constable of Enfield, I live near two miles from the Bell, public-house. I apprehended the prisoners.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHNSON'S Defence. I know nothing of it. When he charged me with stealing it, I went back with him.

TUFFNELL'S Defence. I heard there was a warrant against me. I went to the prosecutor's, he said I was not there.

DALTON. Tuffnell came to me, and offered to go before the magistrate to settle it.

JOHNSON - GUILTY . Aged 22.

TUFFNELL - GUILTY . Aged 24.

GODFREY - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

310. JOHN PEARCE was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of December , 14 lbs. of lead, value 2 s., the goods of James Smith , and fixed to a certain dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to fixed to a building.

SOPHIA SMITH . I am wife of James Smith , we live in Charles-street, Drury-lane ; the house adjoining belongs to us. On the 26th of December, about eight o'clock in the morning, I went into the yard and missed seven feet of pipe. I came out of the yard and found the prisoner near the door, with something in a basket. I asked if he had seen any one come out with the lead? I went to look in his basket, he would not let me, and ran away - he was stopped about five houses off - he dropped the basket, and the lead was in it. I saw it fitted to the pipe.

JOHN FURZEMAN . I stopped the prisoner, and compared the lead. It matched.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked the basket up.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

311. JOSEPH SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , 7 lbs. of pork, value 4 s., and 4 lbs. of mutton, value 2 s. , the goods of Jacob Sack .

JACOB SACK . I am a butcher , and sell in Newgate-market . The prisoner was my servant. I found him at the watch-house with this meat, which I knew was safe the night before.

WILLIAM PAYNE . I am the watch-house keeper. About half-past four o'clock in the morning, I and Forbes stopped the prisoner in Cow-cross, with the pork under his coat - he said he got it from Mr. Pocklington; then said he had it from Mr. Sack. At the watch-house we found a small shoulder of mutton in his breeches.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

312. JOSEPH SEWELL was indicted for embezzlement .

JOHN COPE FOLKARD . I live in King-street, Holborn. The prisoner was in my employ, and entrusted to receive money on my account. On the 5th of February , about ten o'clock in the morning, I sent him to receive 4 l. from Mr. Clementson - he absconded - was brought to me on the 18th of December - he never paid me the money.

JOSEPH CLEMENTSON . I owed Mr. Folkard 4 l. The prisoner came for it on the 5th of February, 1820. I paid him four 1 l. notes.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Eighteen Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

313. ELEANOR MAHONEY , WILLIAM MAHONEY , and JEREMIAH MAHONEY were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of December , four shoes, value 7 s., the goods of John Moss , privately in his shop .

JOHN MOSS . I am a shoemaker , and live in High Holborn . On the 11th of December, between five and six o'clock in the evening, this woman and her two sons came in and asked me to buy some matches. I said several times I wanted none. Not suspecting them, I went to my board and kept cutting out leather - they being in the shop. They left in about three minutes. I went to the window, and found the shoes in a confused state. I missed two odd shoes from the first window, and a pair from the other. I went after them, and about five houses down Drury-lane the mother stood on the step of a door buttoning a pair of shoes under the youngest's (Jeremiah) jacket. The largest boy ran away. I took the mother and little one into a butcher's shop, opened his jacket, and took a pair of shoes out.

JAMES SULLIVAN . I am a watchman. I found the prisoner, William, at his lodgings, No. 8, Church-lane, St. Giles's, in bed, and found the two odd shoes in his hat, under his bed. When I asked him for them, he said he never had them - the landlord said he brought the shoes in - he then said they were under the bed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ELEANOR MAHONEY 'S Defence. I know nothing about them.

ELEANOR MAHONEY - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

WILLIAM MAHONEY - GUILTY . Aged 9.

JEREMIAH MAHONEY - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

314. JOHN DARCH was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , two spoons, value 2 s. , the goods of John Johnstone , and JOHN DARBY was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen .

WILLIAM BIRD . I am servant to John Johnstone , who lives in Tavistock-row, Covent Garden . On Thursday last, before seven o'clock in the morning, Darch and another sweep rang the bell, I opened the door and said,

"Is this Fountain?" Darch said Fountain was gone to Barnet, and he was come to sweep the chimney. I shewed him down stairs, drew them some beer, and went into my own room while they swept the chimney. Two silver tea-spoons were with the tea things, but before they had done I returned into the kitchen. Darch asked for the money. I told him to call again for it, and let them out, and about eight o'clock the servant missed the spoons - in about a quarter of an hour Darch came for the money. I told him to deliver up the tea-spoons - he denied knowing any thing of it. I told him to wait a moment. I turned round - he opened the door and ran out, and I after him. I secured him in a court which had no thoroughfare - the constable asked where the spoons were - be denied it, and then said he had given them to another sweep named Darby, and wrote on a paper

"No. 7, Lilly-street, Saffron-hill." We went and found Darby at a shoemaker's shop, and asked if he knew a sweep named Darch - he took us to Jacob's-court, up two pair of stairs, the constable asked for the property Darch gave him - he then took us to Turnmill-street, and said

"You are pretty near the spoons now," and in White-horse-court, he took and pushed some dirt away from the wall and pointed them out,

JOSEPH CHAMPION . I am a constable, and confirm this statement.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DARCH'S Defence. The other boy was looking for some broken victuals and found them. I told them the boy said he left them at Darby's.

DARBY'S Defence. I was in bed when one of them came up, and asked me to mind them.

DARCH - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

DARBY - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

315. THOMAS FOSTER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of December , 24 lbs. of brass moulding, value 30 s. , the goods of William Sommers and Samuel Sommers .

SAMUEL SOMMERS . I am in partnership with William Sommers . We are ironmongers , and live in Bond-street , the prisoner was our servant .

BENJAMIN VALENTINE . I am an officer. In consequence of information, I went to Mercer-street, Long-acre, and took Lowe - the prisoner was brought to me that night - he declined answering any questions.

RICHARD EVERETT . I am a brass-founder, and live in Charles-street, Long-acre. About ten o'clock on the 12th of December, Lowe brought me some broken pieces of brass mouldings to sell. I gave him 14 s. for them. I learnt from him that the prisoner was to be in Covent Garden about six o'clock. I and an officer went and took him, and asked if he knew Mr. Sommers - he said Yes - what had we to do with that? We took him to the office.

JOSEPH LOWE . I am a brass-founder, and work for my father in Mercer-street, Long-acre. I have known the prisoner sometime. On the 8th of December he left this moulding with my wife for me to sell. I saw him on Saturday night, and told him I had not sold it - he said

"Never mind," I sold these to Mr. Everett. I did not see him again except at the office.

Prisoner. Q, Do you know the prosecutor's back premises - A. No. I know the front.

ANN LOWE . I am wife of the last witness. The prisoner left the moulding with me, and said my husband was to sell it for him. My husband gave me 14 s. for him - he called on Tuesday, I offered him the money and he would not take it, but said If either of them were in trouble it would support them in prison. I asked what he meant? he would not explain himself.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I can prove the prosecutor's shop has been often open, and Lowe has been seen about. I am only greatly surprised, any magistrate doing his duty, could commit me on such evidence. The evidence of him and his wife should not be taken in any court.

THOMAS EAST. I am servant to Mr. Sommers. I have seen Lowe looking in at the back premises, at the window.I never saw him inside - he said to me

"Tell Foster I want to speak to him, but do not let his father know."

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Year , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

SIXTH DAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16.

316. ROBERT HARRIS was indicted for embezzlement .

THOMAS MANTLE . I am in partnership with James Cook , we are brewers , and live in Museum-street . The prisoner carried out beer , and received money for it. He did not pay me 5 s. 6 d., which he received from Mr. Dixon. He said he had an execution in his house, and kept it.

PETER WILSON . I am servant to Mr. Dixon, who lives in Gower-street. On the 5th of December, the prisoner brought a cask of beer, and I paid him 5 s. 6 d. for it.

Prisoner's Defence. I intended to pay it.

GUILTY . Aged 47.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

317. MARY JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , 27 yards of stuff, value 35 s. , the goods of James Shoolbred and John Fergusson .

JAMES HAWTHORN . I am servant to Messrs. James Shoolbred and John Fergusson , who are linen-drapers , and live in Tottenham Court-road . On the 27th of December, between four and five o'clock, somebody called out that a person had got a piece of velveteen; I ran out, and caught sight of the prisoner in Little Howland-street; just before I came up to her she dropped the stuff, and walked on - I picked it up. She had taken it from the end of the counter - I secured her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM MATTHEWS . I took the prisoner in charge; she said she never had it, and then said she picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

318. HENRY REED was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , one ham, value 5 s. , the goods of George Fernley .

GEORGE FERNLEY . I am a provision dealer , and live at Wapping . This ham laid in the shop; a boy alarmed me and pointed the prisoner out with two more. I seized him with this ham under his arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

319. GEORGE SMITH and WILLIAM RICHARDSON were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January , one pair of breeches, value 1 s. , the goods of John Wilson .

ELEANOR WILSON . I am the wife of John Wilson , who is a watchman of Kentish-town , and lives there. These breeches hung opposite the watch-house door to dry; I missed them soon after twelve o'clock.

ELEANOR WILSON , JUN. I saw my father's breeches safe five minutes before they were taken. The prisoners were then playing upon a heap of dung with another boy, When my mother missed them, I saw the prisoners going along the footpath; my father went after them, but did not catch them. I saw them last Wednesday, standing at a sadler's door, and my father secured them. Richardson then had the breeches on.

JOHN WILSON . I went after the prisoners and another; they got over some pailings on to the ice, I apprehended them last Wednesday, and found my breeches on Richardson.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

RICHARDSON'S Defence. I bought them three months ago.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 19.

RICHARDSON - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

320. SARAH MAYNARD was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of December , one watch, value 30 s.; one ribbon, value 6 d., and one key, value 2 d. , the goods of Cornelius Dwyer .

MARY DWYER . I am the wife of Cornelius Dwyer , who is a ballast-getter , we live in Cross-alley, Wapping ; the prisoner's mother lives about a quarter of a mile off. On the 14th of December, about half-past three o'clock the prisoner came to my house with some herrings, and made motions for me to let her fry them; she then sent me for half a quartern of butter and a twopenny loaf; she eat that and made motions that she was thirsty. I went down and brought her up some water, she did not drink it. In about three minutes she was taken with a violent pain, as I imagine. She put her hand into her pocket, and gave me twopence to fetch twopenny worth of liquor. On my return she stood with a tea-cup in her hand; she received the liquor, drank it, and went down stairs quite pleased. I went immediately to my chest, found it unlocked, and the watch gone, I had left it locked. I went and told her mother, who told me to go and look for her. On my return home I met a neighbour, who sent me to a public-house where I found her. I gave her in charge of a watchman, who found a leather glove on her, in which the watch had been wrapped.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. How long have you known her - A. About three years. I was locking my box as she entered the room, and put the key in a cup on the mantle-piece.

JAMES COLE . I am a watch-house keeper of Wapping. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house; I found a leather glove on her, 4 s. in silver, and 2 s. 8 d. in copper. She made motions to me to write; I wished to ask her if she stole the watch? she wrote down, No, and then wrote on a paper

" Mary Mills pawned the watch for 14 s. Sarah Maynard ." I produce the paper.

Cross-examined. Q. Did she not shew great indignation at the charge - A. Certainly.

THOMAS JOHNSON . I am servant to Mr. Nichollis, a pawnbroker, who lives in Broad-street, Ratcliff. On the 14thof December about six o'clock, a man calling himself Matthew Cook , pledged this watch for 10 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner being both deaf and dumb, had the evidence communicated to her by a person from the Asylum, through whom she made the following defence; that she found the glove in the street; was not there on the 14th of December, and did not ask for water; called God to witness that she had no liquor, and knew nothing about it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

321. ANTONIO DECOSTA was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of December , 3 lbs. of mutton, value 18 d. , the goods of John Rowley .

JOHN ROWLEY . I am a butcher , and live in White Lion-street, Goodman's-fields . On the 13th of December, about seven o'clock at night, the prisoner took this mutton off the shop board; I followed and took it from him.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 40.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

322. ABRAHAM BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of January , one watch, value 20 s. , the goods of Andrew Byrne .

ANDREW BYRNE . I am a sergeant in the 6th Dragoons , the prisoner belongs to the 4th regiment . On the 10th of January, about nine o'clock in the morning, I went to sleep, and put my watch under my head - I awoke about twelve o'clock and missed it.. The prisoner absented himself that day, returned next morning between ten and eleven o'clock, and said he was sorry I had lost my watch. I asked him if he knew anything of it? he denied it. I asked him where he got the money he had been spending? he said he borrowed 5 s. of Mrs. Howard, in Leicester-street; I went there with him and enquired, she said she had never given him any money, He took me to a pawnbroker's shop on Mutton-hill, where I found the watch.

SAMUEL WRIGHT . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged the watch with me.

JOHN STONE . I confirm Byrne's statement.

Prisoner's Defence. I was distressed.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

323. WILLIAM FRANCIS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of December , 6 lbs. of mutton, value 3 s. , the goods of Frederick Spicer .

FREDERICK SPICER . I am a butcher , and live in Trafalgar-street, City-road . On the 28th of December, about nine o'clock in the evening, my shop was shut, except one shutter. I saw the prisoner inside, and laid hold of him as he was getting out of the window, he got from me, leaving his cap in my hand. I followed him, was directed into a public-house, and found him in the taproom. I am not certain he is the man.

JAMES MASON . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge. I knew him before, and know the cap to be his; he owned it himself.

JOHN BLESSITT . I am a watchman; I took the prisoner in charge - he claimed the cap.

JAMES THORNTON . I keep the Britannia, public-house. The prisoner came in just as I heard the alarm.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

324. ROBERT BENNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of November , one watch, value 1 l.; one waistcoat, value 4 s., and two handkerchiefs, value 3 s. , the goods of John Gingall .

JOHN GINGALL . I am a brewer's servant , and live in Grove-street, Paddington , at the prisoner's mother's house. I lost my watch; the prisoner was missing at the same time.

SAMUEL PRENDERGAST . I apprehended the prisoner. He said he had pawned the watch at Wright's, and the waistcoat at Hiat's - I found the handkerchief round his neck.

RICHARD DOSELL . I am servant to Mr. Wright, who is a pawnbroker. On the 16th of November the prisoner pledged the watch.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

325. JONATHAN BENNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of January , one shirt, value 1 s., and one waistcoat, value 6 d. , the goods of Lewis Barnett .

SAMUEL LEVY . I am servant to Lewis Barnett , who is a salesman . I lost these things, ran out, and took the prisoner with them. I have not brought them here to produce.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

326. JOHN CHAPLIN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of January , one watch, value 40 s.; one seal, value 10 s., and one key, value 6 d. , the goods of Francis Kearn .

ANN KEARN . I am the wife of Francis Kearn ; the prisoner lived at our house. On the 1st of January, about five o'clock, I went out and met him at the street-door - he said,

"Don't shut the door; I am going in, and will shut it." I went round the corner, suspected something, went back, and missed the watch - the prisoner was then on the stairs. I told Mrs. Samuels, she said,

"Don't take him up till you speak to your husband." I afterwards had him taken up.

ALEXANDER MAYNTON . I was talking to the prisoner; he said he would have the watch, but what watch I do not know.

THOMAS GARTON . I apprehended the prisoner. He said the watch was sold in Bell-lane, to one Lyons, a Jew, for 18 s., and he had received 3 s. of it.

SARAH SAMUELS . I lodge in the house - the prosecutrix was not absent above two minutes.

Prisoner's Defence. Two boys stood at her door. I met these boys; they said they had the watch, and sold it to the Jew.

THOMAS GARTON re-examined. I apprehended thesetwo boys; the prosecutrix recognized one of them as having been with him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

327. JOHN DAVIDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of December , one shirt, value 4 s. , the goods of Richard Haines .

ELIZA HAINES . I am the wife of Richard Haines . This shirt hung in the back yard, I found the prisoner in the stable with it under him.

MARTIN MASTERS . I found the prisoner in the stable loft with the shirt.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was distressed.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

328. JANE HACKETT was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of January , two handkerchiefs, value 1 s., and one tea-spoon, value 2 s. , the goods of Eliza Sweeney ,

ELIZA SWEENEY . I live at Islington ; the prisoner lodged three weeks with me. I went out to work, on my return she was gone, and I missed these things.

WILLIAM CORNWELL . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged a tea-spoon with me for 2 s.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I took the prisoner in charge, and found the handkerchief and the duplicate of the spoon on her; also the key of the prosecutrix's drawer.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. She lent them to me.

HENRY HART . The prosecutrix called on me, and said she had lent the prisoner some things, but could not get sight of her. She said she told her that any things she had which suited her she might take.

ELIZA SWEENEY re-examined. It is false.

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

329. ALICE HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January , one bottle, value 2 d.; one quart of gin, value 2 s., and one ounce of tea, value 3 d. , the goods of James Winch .

JAMES WINCH . I am a publican , and live in Worship-street , the prisoner was my servant . On Friday morning, the 12th of January, I came down, and found the prisoner in the bar, which she had entered with a false key. She got through into the lobby, and put a bottle of gin down - I found the tea in her apron; she had taken it from the canister. I shut her in a lodger's room.

MARY YARDLEY . Winch put the prisoner into my room. She said she took the bottle of gin and the tea for her father, who was ill.

THOMAS GARTON . I found a towel in her box.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

330. ROBERT ESTHER was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , one mattress, value 12 s. , the goods of Thomas Harris .

THOMAS HARRIS . I am an upholsterer , and live in Oxford-street , this mattress was stolen from my shop.

THOMAS WATSON . I am a patrol. I stopped the prisoner in Gee-street with the mattress, he said he had it from Mr. Smith, of Gray's Inn-lane, and was going to take it to Mr. Merrington. I found it belonged to the prosecutor.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

331. JOHN JEWITT was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , two pair of breeches, value 19 s. , the goods of James Crow Eastling .

ROBERT GREENHILL . I am watch-house keeper of St. Martin's. On the 11th of January the prisoner was brought in with these breeches. I found a shop ticket on him, marked 8 s.

EDWARD BANNISTER . I am servant to Mr. Maynard. I saw the prisoner go up the street with the prosecutor's breeches. Two soldiers followed him - he dropped them and was secured.

MARY ANN EASTLING . I am the wife of James Crow Eastling ; the breeches are ours, and the ticket belongs to another pair, which were stolen that morning.

THOMAS DAGNALL . I was constable of the night. The prisoner said he left the other pair of breeches in some street, and took me to the place.

JAMES POOLE . The prisoner called at my shop in Dartmouth-street, and left the breeches there - he said he lived at a china-shop in Piccadilly.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

332. CHARLES KING was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , one pelisse, value 5 s. , the goods of Lawrence Kennedy .

LAWRENCE KENNEDY . I am a pawnbroker , and live at Shadwell . My brother informed me the prisoner was stopped with this pelisse.

JOHN JAQUES . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner and two sailors standing together; the prisoner entered the prosecutor's shop, and snatched at the pelisse, but did not get it. He made three attempts, he then got it, and put it under his coat. I secured him with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 14.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

333. HENRY MAIDMENT and EDWARD YATES were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , one carpet, value 15 s. , the goods of Henry Jackson and Frederick Jervis .

HENRY JACKSON . I am an upholsterer , and in partnership with Frederick Jervis , we live in Rathbone-place . On Thursday afternoon, the 11th of January, between four and five o'clock, I was in the back parlour, behind the shop, I heard a cry of Stop thief! went to the door, and the prisoners were brought up with this carpet, which is ours.

THOMAS HODNETT . I saw the prisoners lurking about the Percy hotel, which is next door to the prosecutors'; I went and told my master. We watched them, and sawMaidment go in and return; he then went and took the carpet off the table and gave it to Yates - we secured them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MAIDMENT - GUILTY . Aged 14.

YATES - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

334. THOMAS WEBB , GEORGE JEFFKINS , and JAMES WHITE were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December , one glazier's diamond, value 10 s. , the goods of Cornelius Lee .

CORNELIUS LEE . I live in Peter-street, Westminster - the house next door is mine; I was repairing it - I left it for about a quarter of an hour, the boy then called me, and said three thieves were in in the shop. I ran out, Webb and White came up, and said

"We have not got it." I pushed them in; then Jeffkins came up and said

"Search us, we have not got it." I did not find it.

MICHAEL ANDERSON . I am ten years old. I was minding the shop. Jeffkins came in, and struck me; the other two took the diamond.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

335. JOHN DOWD was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of December , two sheets, value 5 s., the goods of John Scott , one sheet, value 3 s., the goods of William Bentley , and one gown, value 2 s. , the goods of George Dixon .

ELIZA DIXON . I am the wife of George Dixon , a tailor , who lives in New-way, Westminster . On the 2d of December these things were stolen from my yard.

THOMAS LINGAY . I lodge with Dixon. She missed her things, and informed me; I saw the prisoner getting over the wall, and secured him in Orchord-street; I am certain he is the boy. He got away, and was secured afterwards.

WILLIAM BENTLEY . I went with Lingay, and took the prisoner from among a dozen boys; he said he would find the things. The watchman went out with him, and brought all the things in, but the shift.

THOMAS D - . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner.

- MILLER. I took charge of the prisoner at the watch-house. He said if we let him go out, he would produce the property. He was taken out, and escaped.

Prisoner's Defence. I told them where I saw the property dropped.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Note - In the report of the last Session the decision of the Twelve Judges in the case of George Mason (convicted in October Session. page 631), was omitted. The prisoner was called to the bar, when Mr. Justice Bailey stated it as the unanimous opinion of their Lordships that the circumstances of the case rendered it a highway robbery .