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<p>Q. What happened to you on Sunday, the 14th of March? - A. I was robbed about two o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. Where had you been? - A. I was going from a public-house by
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<p>Q. Was any body with you? - A.Nobody.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180204280061"/>Q.Relate the circumstances of the robbery? - A.There were about four or five of them together.</p>
<p>Q. Of what were you robbed? - A. A watch, with a silver chain.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any bundle with you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was that bundle taken from you? - A. I cannot say as to the bundle, whether it was taken from me, or whether I dropped it.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the watch was taken from you? - A. Yes, I am sure of that.</p>
<p>Q.Describe the manner in which it was taken from you? - A.They ran against me, opened my coat, and put their hands into my pocket, and took out the watch.</p>
<p>Q. Was the taking of the watch done by one, or more of those persons? - A. By one.</p>
<p>Q. Was it taken from you by force, or were you consenting to its being taken away? - A. By force.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the person of the man who took the watch from you? - A. If I see him, I should know him.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoners at the bar, and see if either of those persons is the man? - A. Yes; that man. (Pointing to Harris.)</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that man was actually the same person? - A. I am positively sure.</p>
<p>Q. Were you sober, or drunk? - A. I was rather merry.</p>
<p>Q. What countryman are you? - A.From Lisbon.</p>
<p>Q. How much had you been drinking? - A I was at a public-house in Black-horse-yard, and drank some gin and beer.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity? - A. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Were you able to know the person of the man who robbed you, so as to be certain Harris was the man who took the watch? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any thing of the persons of the other three men? - A. Yes, the little one, Raphell.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen either of these men before? - A. Never before.</p>
<p>Q. How soon afterwards did you see them again? - A. The next day, at the Justice's.</p>
<p>Q. What did you do after you were robbed - where did you go? - A. I went into a public-house close by.</p>
<p>Q. Had you nobody with you at the time you were robbed? - A. There was nobody in company with me; several people were passing by that saw it.</p>
<p>Q. Was the watch taken out of your pocket by force, or did it come away readily? - A. By force.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in your sob? - A. No; in my jacket pocket.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. Did you ever see the prisoner, Harris, before? - A. Never.</p>
<p>Q. How many glasses of gin had you been drinking that morning? - A. I am not certain to the number of glasses.</p>
<p>Q. Were you not so drunk that you had employed a boy to shew you the way to Blackwall? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. What quantity of beer did you drink, as well as gin? - A. I cannot tell.</p>
<p>Q. Had you been drinking alone, or in company? - A. With company.</p>
<p>Q. With how many? - A. With some shipmates of mine, but I don't know how many.</p>
<p>Q. Were the shipmates, in company with you, by at the time you were robbed? - A. No; I was alone.</p>
<p>Q. Do you not know that you shall be entitled to a reward of forty pounds for each of these men that are convicted? - A. I don't know any thing of that.</p>
<p>Q. Have you never been told of it by any of the officers? - A. I never heard such a thing.</p>
<p>Q. Since this happened, have you not been living with the officers, and kept at their expence? - A. I was there, and I believe the Justice pays for me; I don't know who.</p>
<p>Q. How happens it you are able to speak to one person, when you cannot speak to the others? - A.Because I could recognize this man that robbed me, because he came in front of me.</p>
<p>Q. Did they not all come in front of you? - A. There were four or five all round me, and this man came in front of me.</p>
<p>Q. The persons who robbed you, were not taken till the next day? - A. That night.</p>
<p>Q. When you did see them, did not the officers of Justice point them out to you? - A. I pointed to this man who took the watch, the moment I saw him.</p>
<persName id="t18020428-52-person429"> ELIZABETH SMITH
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<persName id="t18020428-52-person430"> Robert Smith
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<p>Q. Where did you live? - A. I live at No. 4, Lombard-street, Mile-end.</p>
<p>Q. Where were you on Sunday, the 14th of March, about two o'clock? - A. I was going to Bethnal-green to see my mother, and I saw the foreigner; when I saw him first, he was led by a boy; he was coming up Hunt-street, on the other side of the way, in Hunt-street, I saw three or four young men, one crossed over.</p>
<p>Q. Were there only three or four, or a great number? - A. I cannot say whether it was three or four; one of them crossed over, and he went in front of the foreigner to tantalize him, like as if he wanted to play with him.</p>
<p>Q. What did he do to him? - A. He did nothing at all to him; the foreigner then kicked at the boy.</p>
<p>Q. What did the boy then do? - A.Nothing at all, that I saw; then John Harris, and another came over.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180204280062"/>Q. Was Harris the person who came in front of the foreigner? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know John Harris before? - A. Yes; I saw him cross over, and another young man.</p>
<p>Q. Was that other young man one of the prisoners at the bar? - A. I cannot take upon me to say; John Harris pushed the foreigner down, and kneeled upon him, and took his watch.</p>
<p>Q. Where was his watch? - A. I cannot say whether it was in his sob, or not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him take hold of the watchchain? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know it was the watch? - A. I saw him snatch, and afterwards had a glimpse of it in his hand.</p>
<p>Q. Were you near enough to know it was the watch? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing of the bundle? - A.After he took the watch, he and another ran over the way, and then the others ran the other way with the bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the persons of any of them before this time? - A. I have known Harris a good while.</p>
<p>Q. What is he? - A. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you know what his occupation in life is? - A. I don't know that he is in trade at all; his mother takes in washing.</p>
<p>Q. Does the son do nothing for his livelihood? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know any of the others? - A. I have known them all by sight a good bit; I know that young man, (pointing to Barcombe), but I always thought his name was Hoyle.</p>
<p>Q. When the foreigner had his watch taken from him, did you hear him call out? - A. He made a very comical noise in his way; he called for his watch and his bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Did he say, watch? - A. He said, watch.</p>
<p>Q. Did he mention the bundle? - A. I knew what he meant, because I saw the bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Will you take upon you to say, whether that bundle was taken from him, or whether it dropped from him? - A. No, I cannot; I saw some of the men running away with it.</p>
<p>Q. Did the man run away with it, before Harris took the watch? - A. No; after Harris took the watch, the other ran away with the bundle.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any of the prisoners at the bar, besides Harris, do any thing to him? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. What were they doing when the foreigner kicked at one of them? - A.Trying to play with him.</p>
<p>Q. Did they offer him any violence, to make him kick at them? - A. Not that I know of.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the boy during this? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. Was the boy by at the time the watch was taken? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. You are sure he was led by a boy? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. The foreigner began upon them first by kicking? - A.Because they went before him.</p>
<persName id="t18020428-52-person431"> JOHN WILLES
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<interp inst="t18020428-52-person431" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> called. - Court. Q. How old are you? - A.Going of thirteen.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what an oath means? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. When you are sworn to tell the truth, do you know what will become of you, if you tell a lie? - A. No, I don't.</p>
<p>Q. If you are wicked, what is to become of you? - A. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard of a God? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you heard what is done with wicked people after they die? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Have you a father and mother? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you ever go to church? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you ever been taught your cathecism? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What is your father and mother? - A. My father is a sawyer, and my mother is a washerwoman.</p>
<p>Q.Were you never taught any prayers? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. If you are wicked and tell lies, are you to be punished; what is to become of you. - A. I don't know, indeed.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever go to school? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were you never taught any difference between good and evil? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you never read any of the Bible? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q.When you went to school, what did you read? - A.Nothing but the spelling-book.</p>
<p>Q. You have heard of a God? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What does God do to wicked people after they die? - A. I don't know.</p>
<p>Q. Have you never heard, if it makes any difference whether you live wickedly or virtuously? - A. No.</p>
<persName id="t18020428-52-person432"> BENJAMIN MARTIN
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<interp inst="t18020428-52-person432" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Q.Where do you live? - A. At No. 13, Clement's-Inn.</p>
<p>Q. With whom? - A. Mr. Macdonald, an officer in the army.</p>
<p>Q. Were you near Bethnal-Green on Sunday, 14th of March, about two o'clock? - A. Yes; I had the liberty to spend the evening where I thought proper, and I went to my father's - I was going along Spital-street, and I saw three of the prisoners going down Spicer-street.</p>
<p>Q. Look at them? - A. I am confident they are the same: I followed them a little way, and then two others joined them against Ram-alley.</p>
<p>Q. Who were the first three that you saw? - A. I was too far off to distinguish them, till after they were joined; I followed them till they came to Hunt-street-They consulted together under the sign of the Red Lion window, and the foreigner turned into Hunt-street with them.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180204280063"/>Q. Where was the foreigner? - A.They met together at the end of Hunt-street; the foreigner went up on one side the way, and they on the other - They crossed over to the foreigner; I did not see them take any thing from him; I had no suspicion of there robbing a man in the day time - I saw them going up to him in a disorderly manner: it appeared to me the foreigner was very much in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any of the prisoners at the bar cross over to him? - A. I recollect them all four perfectly well.</p>
<p>Q. At the time they were concerting, did you hear any thing? - A. When they were under the Red Lion window, one of them said, d-n you, now is the time, if it is to be done.</p>
<p>Q.Which of them said that? - A. I cannot say.</p>
<p>Q. After saying that they immediately crossed over to the foreigner? - A. Yes, immediately.</p>
<p>Q. What did you see then? - A. I did not see them do any thing, only going up to him in a disorderly manner: I did not observe any thing more till I saw some of them run away.</p>
<p>Q. Can you now speak to any one with certainty who did run away? - A. I did not speak to them before the Justices, because it is a critical thing to swear to a man running.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say with certainty which of them then run away? - A.Those two in the middle(Stokes and Raphell) - Stokes had a bundle under his apron; they ran down Ram-alley together.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing of Harris? - A. I did not see him run away; I cannot say; I know Harris by fight very well.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to know him? - A. I used to see him in that neighbourhood very often; I lived there with my father.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any boy? - A. Yes, leading him by the hand; the prisoners pushed the boy away from the foreigner.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know who that boy was? - A. There were two or three boys round the foreigner; and one of them was leading him, a little boy of the name of Downes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen Downes before? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any thing of any watch? - A. No.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. Are you sure he was led by a boy? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And you are sure the foreigner was very much in liquor? - A. He appeared to me to be in liquor.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember, on the 14th of March last, being in company with any of the prisoners at the bar? - A. Yes; at first I was only in company with
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<interp inst="t18020428-52-person435" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and Joseph Nowlan, who is not taken: I met with them in Whitechapel-road-Going along we saw this foreigner lying upon a bench tipsy; he had a bundle lying by him at a public-house door, facing Whitechapel-church; they all sat down by him; the foreigner rose, and they began teazing of him, by catching hold of him, and pulling him about, and he ran after them, being a little in liquor: then the foreigner came into Brick-lane to buy some oranges of a Jew; they kept teazing him, putting their hands towards his pockets, and he called Raphell a tees.</p>
<p>Q. Did he speak English? - A. He said he was a tees; he did not speak it plain, but I could understand what he meant - Then he went and bought sixpenny-worth of apples at an apple-stall, and Raphell put them into the foreigner's pocket for him; and then
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<p>Q. In what way? - A. He put his foot before him, and he sell down; then the foreigner's bundle sell down, and Harris told the foreigner to take the bundle up and not be afraid; then he got up and went walking along the streets, and they plaguing him; and a great many people took the foreigner's part - Raphell told the people he had bought sixpenny-worth of apples, and would not pay for them.</p>
<p>Q. That was not true; was it? - A. No, he had paid for them.</p>
<p>Q. What passed then? - A.Raphell took a hat off a boy's head that was with us, to take it to the foreigner to sell it.</p>
<p>Q. What was the name of that boy? - A.Thomas Carpenter, he is not taken yet: then the foreigner threw bricks at Raphell, and kicked him; he would not let him come high him - Then when we got into Hunt-street, Borcombe and Stokes joined us; I had hold of the foreigner's arm, and Harris shoved him down on the steps, and took his watch out of his waistcoat-pocket; the foreigner called out after his watch, and he ran; then I picked up the foreigner's bundle and his hat myself, and one of them whipped the bundle out of my hand, but I cannot tell which it was; it was taken from me backwards - then I gave the foreigner his hat, and I went along with Harris.</p>
<p>Q. What did Harris say? - A. He said come along, I will go home and change my dress.</p>
<p>Q. You cannot take upon you to say, which of them it was that took the bundle? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did Harris go home and change his dress? - Yes; he put on a pair of blue trowsers and a black handkerchief.</p>
<p>Q. Had he any trowsers on before? - A. No, he had on velveteen breeches and a yellow handkerchief; then I went with him to sell the watch.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180204280064"/>Q. Was any body else with you? - A. Yes; Carpenter.</p>
<p>Q. Did he sell the watch? - A. He would not let us go in; he told us to stay at the door.</p>
<p>Q. Whose house was it? - A. I do not know.</p>
<p>Q. How many of them were by when Harris shoved him down? - A.There were seven of us altogether when the watch was taken; the four prisoners were there, but I did not know the names of Stokes and Borcombe.</p>
<p>Q. Did he give you any thing out of the watch? - A.Raphell and Nowlan came up, and asked me if Harris was in there; I told them yes.</p>
<p>Q. None of the others besides Raphell were there then? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure it was him? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that Raphell was by, at the time the watch was taken? - A. Yes; after we had been there a little while, Raphell brought out 1s. a piece for us, and I refused it, and said I would have more; then he went in and brought out 1s. more, and I took that.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. - Q. You have not been in custody, have you? - A. Yes, I have.</p>
<p>Q. You were admitted a witness by the Justice? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When did you tell the Justice this story? - A. A fortnight afterwards; my master told me it was better for me to surrender myself up to Mr. Nowlan.</p>
<p>Q. And you should get clear yourself by so doing? - A. No; he said that I suould suffer the law; if I was not taken now, I should some other time - The officers had been to my master's, and my master told me of it; I heard they were taken, and I was frightened.</p>
<p>Q. One shilling was not pay enough? - A. I asked for more.</p>
<p>Court. Q. How came your master to know you were concerned with them? - A. I never went home afterwards - My master told me Mr. Nowlan, the officer, had been after me; and then I determined to deliver myself up: I would have gone of my own accord, but I did not know how to go about it.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known Harris and these other people? - A. I have known Harris and Raphell only this last Summer.</p>
<p>Q. How long have you known the others? - A. I had never been in their company before.</p>
<p>FRANKS JONAS sworn. - Q.Where do you live? - A. At No. 1, Flower and Dean-street, Spital-fields.</p>
<p>Q. What are you? - A. I am a Jew.</p>
<p>Q. What do you deal in? - A. I deal in clothes; I buy lots of pawnbrokers, and at sales, and any where.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember, on the 14th of March last, any of the prisoner at the bar coming to you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the prisoners, and see whether you recollect them? - A. Yes, Harris I have known many years; he came to my house on Sunday afternoon; he said he wanted money and brought his own watch to sell.</p>
<p>Q. Did he produce that watch to you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where is that watch? - A. I bought it, the officer, Griffiths, has got it.</p>
<p>Q. He called it his own watch? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give him for it? - A. One pound six shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Did he come alone, or was there any body with him? - A. Alone.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body come in afterwards? - A. Yes, Raphell.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know his person? - A. Yes, his father lived neighbour by me.</p>
<p>Q. What did Raphell say? - A. He asked me if I had bought a watch from
<persName id="t18020428-52-person437"> Jack Harris
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<interp inst="t18020428-52-person437" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , I told him, I would not tell him, and so he went away; I would not satisfy him, he wanted to know what Harris had sold the watch for, and I would not tell him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any body waiting at the door at that time? - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see either Harris or Raphell come out and speak to any body near your house? - A. I did not.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q.What did you say your trade was? - A. I deal in clothes.</p>
<p>Q. You buy any where, any thing, and at any price? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Have you been in this Court before? - A. No, and I hope I shall never see it again.</p>
<p>Q. One pound six shillings was a fair price? - A. I could not get my money again for it.</p>
<p>Q. You would not satisfy Raphell about it - you do not very often tell people, when they come to enquire after watches? - A. No; when I heard it was stolen, I gave it up directly.</p>
<p>Q. That was after the officers had been after you? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You never had the officers of Justice making any enquiries at your house before? - A. Not that I know of, never, they have asked about it, but never found nothing.</p>
<p>Q. I did not accuse you of having property ready for the officers to find? - A.When I heard the watch was stole I delivered it up.</p>
<persName id="t18020428-52-person438"> JOHN NOWLAN
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<interp inst="t18020428-52-person438" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - I am an officer belonging to Lambeth-street; I was employed to apprehend the prisoner on the 14th of March, between two and three o'clock; I took them at the sign of the Prince of Wales public-house, the corner of George-street, Spital-fields.</p>
<p>Q. How far is that from Hunt-street? - A. Very high half a mile.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="180204280065"/>Q.Where were they? - A.Sitting in a box by themselves, in a dark corner, that was between three and four o'clock, or near four.</p>
<p>Q. How was Harris dress? - A. In a blue jacket and trowsers, and a black silk handkerchief about his neck; I went to the house of Jonas with Thomas Griffiths three or four days after, and Smith and I went that evening, but Jonas and his wife were not at home; we asked about a watch, and took his wife into custody; I was not present when he produced the watch.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q. He did not deliver the watch till his wife was in custody? - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. YOu knew Jonas before? - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You have had him at the office, have you not? - A. No, I have had his wife in custody.</p>
<persName id="t18020428-52-person439"> THOMAS GRIFFITHS
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<interp inst="t18020428-52-person439" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Q. Did you go to search Jonas's house? - A. Yes; I took his wife into custody, upon suspicion of receiving the watch; then Jonas came to the Flying-horse, just by the office, to see his wife, and he said his wife did not buy the watch, he had bought it of Harris; he said he gave twenty-six shillings for it; he said, he would go and fetch the watch, and he did; I have had the watch in my possession ever since. (Produces it.)</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Q.You called him Franks? - A.His name is Franks Jonas, or Jonas Franks, I do not know which.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever know any thing of him before? - A. I never knew any thing bad of him, I have had his wife.</p>
<p>Q. You did not get the watch from him till after his wife was in custody? - A. No.</p>
<p>Court. Q. Do you know that he was acquainted with the cause of his wife's being detained before he came to you? - A.When he came to me, he told me he had bought the watch.</p>
<p>Q.(To Prosecutor.) Look at that watch, and say if it is your's? - A. It is my watch.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the number of it? - A. There is no number in it, I have had it above four years.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any particular mark? - A. No particular mark.</p>
<p>Q. Is there any watch-paper in it? - A. Yes, a red one; I have no doubt but it is mine.</p>
<persName id="t18020428-52-person440"> EDWARD SMITH
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<interp inst="t18020428-52-person440" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> sworn. - Q. You were with Nowlan? - A. I was.</p>
<p>Q. What time of day was it? - A. About half past three, I believe between three and four; they were sitting together at a public-house, in Wentworth-street, in the parish of Christchurch, and we took them into custody.</p>
<p>Borcombe's defence. I was sitting in the public-house, having a pint of beer, where these three young men were, and the officers took me out with them.</p>
<p>Raphell's defence. I was out with some oranges till about two o'clock; I went home to my father's and I got some meat and bread, and I went into a public-house to get a pint of beer, and these three young gentlemen were there, and Mr. Nowlan came in and took us altogether.</p>
<p>Slokes's defence. I went into a public-house to have a pint of beer, and the officers came and took me, I was eating some bread and cheese at the same time; I knew nothing of the other prisoners.</p>
<p>Harris's defence. I had been discharged that morning from the Tower-hamlets; I went into the public-house for a pint of beer, and the officers came in and took me into custody.</p>
<p>For Harris.</p>
<p>Mrs. LEWIS sworn. - Q.Where do you live? - A. In Bethnal-green; my husband is a coal-merchant; I have known Harris upwards of twelve years; his sister lived servant with me; I got his discharge from the Tower-hamlets the very day he was taken up; he always bore a good character.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Lord Ellenborough.</p> </div1></div0>

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