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<p>612 (M.)
<persName id="t17710911-65-defend746" type="defendantName"> Benjamin Chandler
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<persName id="t17710911-65-person749"> John Corneck
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17710911-65-victim748 t17710911-65-viclabel341"/>. I live in Rotherhithe. On the tenth of August, I lost these buckles in a house in
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<p>Q. At whose house did you lie?</p>
<p>Corneck. I don't know the man's name. I never was there before.</p>
<p>Q. How came you there?</p>
<p>Corneck. My wife and I were benighted, and we went together to lie at a house in Bluecoat-court.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body lie in the same room but you and your wife?</p>
<p>Corneck. There was nobody there at night. I saw the prisoner at the bar there in the morning, and the buckles were found on him; the woman that stands here handed the buckles to my wife under the table, and she to me.</p>
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<persName id="t17710911-65-person750"> Elizabeth Roam
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<interp inst="t17710911-65-person750" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I lay in the same room as the sailor and his wife lay; it is a common lodging house in Blue-coat court: the sailor went up before me a good while.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177109110072"/>Q. Did either he or you use to lodge there?</p>
<p>Roam. No; the prisoner gave me the buckles when we were in the constable's house. I begged of the prisoner, if he had the buckles, to give them me: he did, and I gave them to the sailor: the gentlewoman saw him give them to me.</p>
<p>Q. You are not in custody, are you?</p>
<p>Roam. No.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was obliged to get a coach to bring her here; she is not well.</p>
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<persName id="t17710911-65-person751"> Jane Corneck
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<persName id="t17710911-65-person752"> John Corneck
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<p>Prisoner. She is a common woman of the town.</p>
<p>Corneck. I am his wife; I was with him at this lodging house; about four in the morning, on the 10th of August, we had a pint of beer, and he missed his buckles cut of his shoes; he got up and searched all about beside the curtains of the other bed; I saw the prisoner get up; and go down with his coat in his hand; we went to Mr. Heans's, where he was quartered, but he was not there; I went down, and saw the soldier doing something to the knees of his breeches. I said, John, I believe here is the man. Mr. Evans said he was an officer, so we gave charge of him; he said he had as lief be transported: he could live as well abroad as here. The girl said, if you have the buckles, give them to the prosecutor, that there may be no more of it; he pulled them out from under his breeches knees, wrapped up in a piece of news paper. All that he had to say, was, that he was in liquor.</p>
<p>(The buckles were produced by Evans the constable, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the buckles till. I saw that woman give them to the other.</p>
<p>- Archer. I am serjeant in the first company; he belongs to colonel Mills's company; he has belonged to it three years, and has behaved very well.</p>
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