JAMES NEAL.
10th September 1783
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VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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644. JAMES NEAL otherwise JOHN NOWLAND was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 2d day of May last, two silver tankards, value 15 l. one silver pint mug, value 3 l. one pint mug plated with silver, value 15 s. one silver punch bowl, value 6 l. two silver butter boats, value 4 l. two silver pepper castors, value 40 s. two silver milk pots, value 40 s. two silver salts, value 10 s. one silver soup ladle, value 30 s. two silver table spoons, value 10 s. one pair of silver tea tongs, value 5 s. two silver watches, value 3 l. one other watch with a gold case, value 5 l. the goods of George Highton in his dwelling house .

GEORGE HIGHTON sworn.

I live in Brook's-street, Ratcliff , at eleven o'clock, on the 2d of May in the evening I missed the things mentioned in the indictment: In the latter end of March last, the prisoner at the bar came to my house to lodge, he absconded on the night we missed the things, that made me suspect him, we pursued him directly; I went into the prisoner's room and found him not in bed, nor had he been in bed that night, all the other lodgers were in their proper places.

(The other witness ordered out of Court by desire of one of the Jury.)

[Continuation of the Trial of James Neal , otherwise John Nowland, will be in Part V. which will be published in a few days.]

ERRATA.

NUMB. VII. PART III.

Page 836, line 41, 2d column, for found, read formed.

Page 842, at the bottom, for Francis Hart guilty, transported for seven years, read transported for fourteen years.

NUMB. VII. PART IV.

Page 849, line 17, 2d column, for horses or cattle, read horses are cattle.

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Trials at Law, Arguments of Counsel, &c. carefully taken in Short-Hand, and copied with Dispatch by E. HODGSON, Writer of these Proceedings, No. 35, Chancery Lane.

Short-hand taught at Home and Abroad.

This Day is Published, Price 2 s. 6 d. the Second Edition, with Additions, of SHORT-HAND on an IMPROVED PLAN; The Alphabet consisting of Sixteen Characters only, by E. HODGSON;

Sold by J. WALMSLAY, No, 35, Chancery Lane, S. BLADON, Pater-noster Row. and J. CLARKE, Portugal Street.

N.B. This Book, which contains also an Explanatory Copper-plate is a sufficient Instructor of itself, but if any Doubts should arise, they shall be removed on Application to the Author without any additional Expence.

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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 the 10th of SEPTEMBER, 1783, and the following Days;

Being the SEVENTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon. Nathaniel Newnham , Esq; LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY E. HODGSON, And Published by Authority.

NUMBER VII. PART V.

LONDON:

Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor) And Sold by J. WALMSLAY, No. 35, Chancery Lane, and S. BLADON, No. 13, Pater-noster Row.

MDCCLXXXIII.

[PRICE SIX-PENCE.]

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE

KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.

Continuation of the Trial of James Neal , otherwise John Nowland.

The prisoner never returned: On the 12th of July, an advertisement appeared in the papers from Bow-street, that such a man was apprehended with my property: The prisoner was seen in and about my house all the day the property was taken, but we had then no suspicion of him: I do not find that any body saw him after eight in the evening, he never returned afterwards.

HANNAH HIGHTON sworn.

I am wife of the last witness, I missed the articles mentioned in the indictment, I had occasion to go into the prisoner's room, and I found he was gone, I turned round my eye on another bed that was in the room, and I saw a basket there that had some half-pence in it, which was in my room: I saw the prisoner last Wednesday morning before the magistrate.

GEORGE HERON sworn.

I am a tide waiter in the port of Dublin; I have seen the prisoner before in Dublin; I perfectly recollect him; he was in that same coat and waistcoat, when I saw him the 24th of June last, on board a vessel from Liverpool: When I was first put on board the vessel, this young man was passenger, and his chest lay on the deck, and on the ships coming in we boarded it, it was my duty to attend, coming along I put this case round the box to save the articles that were in it as I was not to break the box, nor do any thing to it but to bring it in the manner I got it.

When the prisoner landed you found this box in his possession? - In about three hours after, the Captain, his wife and child, and a woman passenger, got the Captain's boat and went on shore, and this young man was not what we call a cabbin passenger, and this chest lay on the deck, and I saw this young man packing up a little wallet, and he told me that box was his, he said there was nothing in it but his old clothes, and that he would have it to his lodgings; the box was afterwards sealed with my seal and the sheriff's.

(The box deposed to by the witness, then opened and the things deposed to by the prosecutor.)

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I know nothing of the chest at all, I never demanded it as my property at all, I have no witnesses.

GUILTY , Death .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. DEPUTY RECORDER.

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Trials at Law, Arguments of Counsel, &c. carefully taken in Short-Hand, and copied with Dispatch by E. HODGSON, Writer of these Proceedings, No. 35, Chancery Lane.

Short-hand taught at Home and Abroad.

This Day is Published, Price 2 s. 6 d. the Second Edition, with Additions, of SHORT-HAND on an IMPROVED PLAN; The Alphabet consisting of Sixteen Characters only, by E. HODGSON;

Sold by J. WALMSLAY, No, 35, Chancery Lane, S. BLADON, Pater-noster Row. and J. CLARKE, Portugal Street.

N.B. This Book, which contains also an Explanatory Copper-plate is a sufficient Instructor of itself, but if any Doubts should arise, they shall be removed on Application to the Author without any additional Expence.

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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 the 10th of SEPTEMBER, 1783, and the following Days;

Being the SEVENTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon. Nathaniel Newnham , Esq; LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY E. HODGSON, And Published by Authority.

NUMBER VII. PART V.

LONDON:

Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor) And Sold by J. WALMSLAY, No. 35, Chancery Lane, and S. BLADON, No. 13, Pater-noster Row.

MDCCLXXXIII.

[PRICE SIX-PENCE.]

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS UPON THE

KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.


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