<!-- © 2003-2008 Old Bailey Proceedings Online -->
<div0 id="17870221" type="sessionsPaper" fragment="yes">
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t17870221-26">
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178702210065"/>
<xptr type="preceedingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17870221-25"/>
<xptr type="followingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17870221-27"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26" type="collection" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26" type="year" value="1787"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/17870221"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26" type="date" value="17870221"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t17870221-26-off141-c316" targOrder="Y" targets="t17870221-26-defend358 t17870221-26-off141 t17870221-26-verdict142"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t17870221-26-off141-c317" targOrder="Y" targets="t17870221-26-defend360 t17870221-26-off141 t17870221-26-verdict144"/>
<persName id="t17870221-26-defend358" type="defendantName"> JOHN PARKER
<interp inst="t17870221-26-defend358" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-defend358" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-defend358" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and
<persName id="t17870221-26-defend360" type="defendantName"> GEORGE MULLINS
<interp inst="t17870221-26-defend360" type="surname" value="MULLINS"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-defend360" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-defend360" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> were indicted for
<rs id="t17870221-26-off141" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t17870221-26-off141" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-off141" type="offenceSubcategory" value="grandLarceny"/> stealing, on the 2d of February, twenty-seven sacks of coals, value 50 s. </rs> the property of
<persName id="t17870221-26-victim362" type="victimName"> John Townsend
<interp inst="t17870221-26-victim362" type="surname" value="Townsend"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-victim362" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-victim362" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> and
<persName id="t17870221-26-victim363" type="victimName"> William Rendeau
<interp inst="t17870221-26-victim363" type="surname" value="Rendeau"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-victim363" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-victim363" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<persName id="t17870221-26-person364"> WILLIAM RENDEAU
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person364" type="surname" value="RENDEAU"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person364" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person364" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn.</p>
<p>I only know the prisoners at the bar were employed by me and my partner to carry coals to Messrs. Pycroft and Co. on the 2d of February.</p>
<persName id="t17870221-26-person365"> THOMAS DAWSON
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person365" type="surname" value="DAWSON"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person365" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person365" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn.</p>
<p>I am clerk to Messrs. Townsend and Rendeau; I received orders to send ten chaldron of coals to Messrs. Pycroft and Co. Whitechapel, sugar refiners; I sent five chaldron of coals; they were sent in two waggons, and a cart; the tickets were marked No. 1, 2, 3; and in the afternoon I sent the other five chaldron; the tickets were marked 4, 5, 6;
<persName id="t17870221-26-person366"> John Parker
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person366" type="surname" value="Parker"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person366" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person366" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came home at seven in the evening, with his empty carriage.</p>
<p>A WITNESS sworn.</p>
<p>I am clerk to Messrs. Pycroft and Co. the prisoner Mullins put a paper in at the compting-house window; I was in the compting-house at the same time; when I took it up there were two tickets; after that Mullins delivered eighteen sacks of coals; I thought the twenty-seven sacks of
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178702210066"/>coals of the ticket No. 6 was to follow him directly; I waited in the compting-house till a quarter before six; and then shut the compting-house.</p>
<persName id="t17870221-26-person367"> John Parker
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person367" type="surname" value="Parker"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person367" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person367" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Did not I deliver my own ticket? - No, you did not; when I went out of the yard the gate was shut, therefore Parker never delivered his twenty-seven sacks of coals.</p>
<persName id="t17870221-26-person368"> SAMUEL ILLS
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person368" type="surname" value="ILLS"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person368" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person368" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn.</p>
<p>I live at Pycroft's and Co. I am boiler there; we had some coals in the afternoon, on the 2d of February, there came a waggon and cart with two chaldron; that was all that came in the afternoon; there came no more coals that afternoon; I left work at six o'clock.</p>
<p>Prisoner. How many coals were brought that afternoon? - There was no more than one waggon, and one cart.</p>
<persName id="t17870221-26-person369"> HENRY PYNE
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person369" type="surname" value="PYNE"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person369" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person369" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn.</p>
<p>On the 2d of this month I was housekeeper to Messrs. Pycroft and Co. from three o'clock till ten; I only saw one waggon and one cart.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. I was going up Broad-street Buildings; I saw Parker, and I seized him directly, and expostulated with him, and begged him to inform me what he had done with the twenty-seven sacks of coals; he persisted he knew nothing of it; on Monday I apprehended him, and took him before the Justice; and on Tuesday morning he signed the confession; I told Parker that I thought his life would be in great danger if he did not give a full discovery what he had done with the coals.</p>
<p>I took a load of coals the next morning to the same place, none of these persons saw me; and one of the men asked me, if I had delivered my ticket, I told him, yes.</p>
<p>I was trusted with eighteen sacks of coals which I delivered, and the ticket; I never saw
<persName id="t17870221-26-person370"> Parker
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person370" type="given" value="Parker"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person370" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> that day, nor the next, nor till I was taken up.</p>
<persName id="t17870221-26-person371"> THOMAS NASH
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person371" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person371" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person371" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn.</p>
<p>I know the prisoner Mullins ever since he has been in London; he lived with Mr. Winnells upwards of three years; he left us on account of Winnells quitting business; we had a very good character from the churchwardens of the place where he came from.</p>
<p>Jury, to
<persName id="t17870221-26-person372"> Thomas Dawson
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person372" type="surname" value="Dawson"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person372" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person372" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When you delivered the tickets No. 5 and 6, did you deliver them together or separate? - I delivered No. 5, containing eighteen sacks to Mullins, and No. 6, to
<persName id="t17870221-26-person373"> John Parker
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person373" type="surname" value="Parker"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person373" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person373" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , containing twenty-seven sacks.</p>
<p>Mr. Rendeau.
<persName id="t17870221-26-person374"> George Mullins
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person374" type="surname" value="Mullins"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person374" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person374" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> has been employed by us between two and three years; I have every reason in the world to believe he was a very sober, diligent, honest man; he has been made a dupe of by the other, by being persuaded to deliver the two tickets No. 5 and 6 together; he delivered his own cargo of coals very honestly and justly.</p>
<p>The prisoner Parker called one witness to his character.</p>
<persName id="t17870221-26-person375"> JOHN PARKER
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person375" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person375" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person375" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ,
<rs id="t17870221-26-verdict142" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17870221-26-verdict142" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/> GUILTY </rs>.</p>
<rs id="t17870221-26-punish143" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t17870221-26-punish143" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-punish143" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t17870221-26-defend358 t17870221-26-punish143"/> Whipped </rs>.</p>
<persName id="t17870221-26-person376"> GEORGE MULLINS
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person376" type="surname" value="MULLINS"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person376" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t17870221-26-person376" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ,
<rs id="t17870221-26-verdict144" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17870221-26-verdict144" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> NOT GUILTY </rs>.</p>
<p>Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice GROSE.</p> </div1></div0>

View as Text