<!-- © 2003-2008 Old Bailey Proceedings Online -->
<TEI.2>
<text>
<body>
<div0 id="17940430" type="sessionsPaper" fragment="yes">
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t17940430-2">
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179404300004"/>
<xptr type="preceedingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17940430-1"/>
<xptr type="followingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t17940430-3"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2" type="collection" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2" type="year" value="1794"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/17940430"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2" type="date" value="17940430"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t17940430-2-off7-c52" targOrder="Y" targets="t17940430-2-defend54 t17940430-2-off7 t17940430-2-verdict11"/>
<p>231.
<persName id="t17940430-2-defend54" type="defendantName"> ALEXANDER LORAINE
<interp inst="t17940430-2-defend54" type="surname" value="LORAINE"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-defend54" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-defend54" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> was indicted for
<rs id="t17940430-2-off7" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t17940430-2-off7" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-off7" type="offenceSubcategory" value="highwayRobbery"/> feloniously making an assault on the King's highway, on the
<rs id="t17940430-2-cd8" type="crimeDate">6th of January</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17940430-2-off7 t17940430-2-cd8"/>, on
<persName id="t17940430-2-victim56" type="victimName"> William Salts
<interp inst="t17940430-2-victim56" type="surname" value="Salts"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-victim56" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-victim56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t17940430-2-off7 t17940430-2-victim56"/> </persName> , putting him in fear and feloniously taking from his person and against his will, a silver watch, value 2l. his property </rs>.(The case opened by Mr. Knapp.)</p>
<p>
<persName id="t17940430-2-person57"> WALTER WILLIAM SALTS
<interp inst="t17940430-2-person57" type="surname" value="WILLIAM SALTS"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-person57" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-person57" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn.</p>
<p>On the 6th of January last I was coming through
<placeName id="t17940430-2-crimeloc9">Crown-court, it is facing of Compton-street, in Little Pultney-street</placeName>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-crimeloc9" type="placeName" value="Crown-court, it is facing of Compton-street, in Little Pultney-street"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-crimeloc9" type="type" value="crimeLocation"/>
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17940430-2-off7 t17940430-2-crimeloc9"/>; as I was passing along, there was a large
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="179404300005"/>confectioner's shop, which cast a great light, and there was a great mob of people, by which I could not cleverly pass, and the prisoner stepped up to me.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before? - No, the prisoner stepped up to me, and with his left arm pushed me against the wall, I gave him a punch of the breast, you villain, says I, what do you mean, and at the time I saw his other hand under my coat it was a large coat, buttoned at the bottom, and I felt my watch drop out of my pocket, he rapped it out.</p>
<p>Q. Then you felt it pulled out instead of dropping out? - O, yes, very plain, it was in my fob, my watch pocket; O says I, my watch is gone, there were two other
<rs id="t17940430-2-deflabel10" type="occupation">boy</rs>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17940430-2-defend54 t17940430-2-deflabel10"/>s standing by my right hand side, and they said just as the prisoner was turning off.</p>
<p>Q. Did he hear what the boys said? - Yes. says the boys.</p>
<p>Q. Which of them spoke? - They both spoke together, the very same words, says they, follow me, I know the man very well, I followed them the length of the court, and see the prisoner right before me, they were running rather faster than me, I went after them to the end of the court.</p>
<p>Q. Did you over take him? - I did not, he went after than me, but the boys kept with him.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you see the prisoner at the bar again? - Not till I came to Bow-street.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it after the robbery? - Four or five days.</p>
<p>Q. What did you lose besides the watch? - A black ribbon and a key.</p>
<p>Q. What is become of that watch, have you ever seen it again? - No, I have not.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar now, and tell my lord, and gentlemen of the jury, whether you are sure that is the man? - Yes, I am sure of it.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys. Your name is
<persName id="t17940430-2-person58"> Walter William Bates
<interp inst="t17940430-2-person58" type="surname" value="William Bates"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-person58" type="given" value="Walter"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-person58" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ? - It is.</p>
<p>Mr. Knowlys to Court. It is alledged, in the indictment, that the prosecutor's name is
<persName id="t17940430-2-person59"> William Bates
<interp inst="t17940430-2-person59" type="surname" value="Bates"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-person59" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-person59" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> .</p>
<p>
<rs id="t17940430-2-verdict11" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t17940430-2-verdict11" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t17940430-2-verdict11" type="verdictSubcategory" value="fault"/> Not GUILTY </rs>.</p>
<p>Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Lord KENYON.</p> </div1></div0>
</body>
</text>
</TEI.2>

View as Text