<!-- © 2003-2008 Old Bailey Proceedings Online -->
<div0 id="17570914" type="sessionsPaper" fragment="yes">
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t17570914-30">
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140034"/>
<xptr type="preceedingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17570914-29"/>
<xptr type="followingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17570914-31"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30" type="collection" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30" type="year" value="1757"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/17570914"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30" type="date" value="17570914"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t17570914-30-off200-c320" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-defend387 t17570914-30-off200 t17570914-30-verdict204"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t17570914-30-off200-c321" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-defend389 t17570914-30-off200 t17570914-30-verdict205"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t17570914-30-off206-c320" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-defend387 t17570914-30-off206 t17570914-30-verdict204"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t17570914-30-off206-c321" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-defend389 t17570914-30-off206 t17570914-30-verdict205"/>
<p>336, 337. (M.)
<persName id="t17570914-30-defend387" type="defendantName"> James Cooper
<interp inst="t17570914-30-defend387" type="surname" value="Cooper"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-defend387" type="given" value="James"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-defend387" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and
<persName id="t17570914-30-defend389" type="defendantName"> Elizabeth Lawrence
<interp inst="t17570914-30-defend389" type="surname" value="Lawrence"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-defend389" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-defend389" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName>
<rs id="t17570914-30-deflabel199" type="occupation">spinster</rs>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-defend389 t17570914-30-deflabel199"/>, were indicted for
<rs id="t17570914-30-off200" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t17570914-30-off200" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-off200" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing 6 hollandshirts, value 30 s. three linen shirts, value 8 s. two muslin neckcloths, two lawn neckcloths, and one Irish stuff gown </rs>, the property of
<persName id="t17570914-30-victim391" type="victimName"> Thomas Simpson
<interp inst="t17570914-30-victim391" type="surname" value="Simpson"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-victim391" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-victim391" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ,
<rs id="t17570914-30-cd201" type="crimeDate">July 24</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-off200 t17570914-30-cd201"/>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-off206 t17570914-30-cd201"/>. ||</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175709140035"/>
<persName id="t17570914-30-person392"> Thomas Parker
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person392" type="surname" value="Parker"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person392" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person392" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Wych-street, and took a stuff gown in pawn of the prisoner Cooper, about 7 or 8 weeks ago.</p>
<persName id="t17570914-30-person393"> John Ashburner
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person393" type="surname" value="Ashburner"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person393" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person393" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in the Strand, and took in a shirt of
<persName id="t17570914-30-person394"> Elizabeth Lawrence
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person394" type="surname" value="Lawrence"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person394" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person394" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> on the 25th of July last.</p>
<persName id="t17570914-30-person395"> Isaac Miller
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person395" type="surname" value="Miller"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person395" type="given" value="Isaac"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person395" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in Princess-Street, Drury-Lane. I took in two shirts, one of Cooper, the other of
<persName id="t17570914-30-person396"> Elizabeth Lawrence
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person396" type="surname" value="Lawrence"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person396" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person396" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , both on the 25th of July last.</p>
<p>Q. Did they come together?</p>
<p>Miller. No.</p>
<persName id="t17570914-30-person397"> Catherine Simpson
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person397" type="surname" value="Simpson"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person397" type="given" value="Catherine"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person397" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am
<rs id="t17570914-30-viclabel202" type="occupation">wife</rs>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-victim391 t17570914-30-viclabel202"/>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-victim401 t17570914-30-viclabel202"/> to
<persName id="t17570914-30-person398"> Thomas Simpson
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person398" type="surname" value="Simpson"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person398" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person398" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; we live in
<placeName id="t17570914-30-crimeloc203">Duke-Street, St. James's</placeName>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-crimeloc203" type="placeName" value="Duke-Street, St. James's"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-crimeloc203" type="type" value="crimeLocation"/>
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-off200 t17570914-30-crimeloc203"/>
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-off206 t17570914-30-crimeloc203"/>. I lost six holland shirts, five made and one partly made, and an Irish stuff gown, on the 24th of July. I went out at about half an hour after twelve, and return'd and missed them about nine at night. I know nothing of the prisoners, I never saw them before to my knowledge. I double-lock'd my door at going out, and it was only upon the spring when I return'd; but there was no violence done to the lock. I found two shirts in another place. [Six shirts and a gown were produced in court and deposed to.]
<persName id="t17570914-30-person399"> Elizabeth Lawrence
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person399" type="surname" value="Lawrence"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person399" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-person399" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> own'd that she pawn'd one of the shirts to Mr. Ashburner before justice Fielding. She was stop'd, going to pawn other things, on the 15th of August. I saw them both on the 16th; Cooper own'd he had the things, but said he did not steal them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you mention them all particularly?</p>
<p>C. Simpson. I did.</p>
<p>Mr. Woodward. I am a constable. The two prisoners were stop'd at a pawnbroker's in Long-Acre about the middle of last month. I took Cooper to the Round-house, and next morning I saw two keys lying in the area belonging to the Round-house. I searched Cooper, and found three other keys in his pocket (5 chamber door keys produced) these are the keys; he own'd he threw the two keys where I had found them. The prosecutrix produced the key to her door, which exactly agreed with one of the five for wards and size. At last Cooper confessed he had taken the things, and that he had given some of them to the woman to pawn.</p>
<p>Cooper's Defence.</p>
<p>I told Mr. Fielding the man that gave me these goods was gone on board a privateer.</p>
<rs id="t17570914-30-verdict204" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17570914-30-verdict204" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> guilty </rs>.</p>
<rs id="t17570914-30-verdict205" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17570914-30-verdict205" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> acquitted </rs>.</p>
<p>(M.) They were a second time indicted for
<rs id="t17570914-30-off206" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t17570914-30-off206" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-off206" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing eight linen aprons, value 6 s. one lawn apron, value 2 s. one silver table spoon, value 9 s. one pair of shoe buckles, three tea-spoons, and one linen gown </rs>, the goods of
<persName id="t17570914-30-victim401" type="victimName"> Mary Newton
<interp inst="t17570914-30-victim401" type="surname" value="Newton"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-victim401" type="given" value="Mary"/>
<interp inst="t17570914-30-victim401" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ,
<rs id="t17570914-30-cd207" type="crimeDate">August 3</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-off200 t17570914-30-cd207"/>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-off206 t17570914-30-cd207"/>. ++</p>
<p>It appeared that this was perpetrated in the same manner as the former fact; one of the five false keys found upon Cooper agreed with that of the prosecutrix's key to her door, and some of the goods were found pawn'd by Lawrence. Cooper confessed this and divers robberies of the same sort.</p>
<rs id="t17570914-30-verdict208" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17570914-30-verdict208" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> guilty </rs>. Lawrence
<rs id="t17570914-30-verdict209" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17570914-30-verdict209" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> acquitted </rs>.</p>
<rs id="t17570914-30-punish210" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t17570914-30-punish210" type="punishmentCategory" value="transport"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-defend387 t17570914-30-punish210"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17570914-30-defend389 t17570914-30-punish210"/>
<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>

View as Text