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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH NEAL</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18630511-684-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having in her possession counterfeit coin with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630511-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 150). On 22d April I was on duty in Bon
<lb/>ner's-row, Victoria-park, and heard a cry of "Police!" in a man's voice—in consequence of which I went to the front door of No. 5—it was opened by some one inside—I went in and met the prisoner's husband coming down
<lb/>stairs with the prisoner, and this box and six shillings—he handed me the box and the six shillings, and said that she was in the act of passing it to the landlady, but he prevented her, and told me to take her to the station, and he would come down and charge her—this is the box (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it contained 100 shillings, ten half-crowns, and thirteen florins, all in separate packets, wrapped up in tissue paper, and sealed—they are all counterfeit—I took her to the station—the prisoner said her husband had brought it there for a
<hi rend="italic">plant</hi> to put her away, and that he bought 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I took the husband as well—he was afterwards discharged by the Magistrate—10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money was found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> And no bad money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; she said, "My husband buys counterfeit coin"—she did not tell me he had been convicted several times—he has had eighteen mouths for possessing counter
<lb/>feit coin—I only know of that one conviction—that was in the name of Matthews—he was convicted here and sent to prison at Bedford gaol—the prisoner did not tell me she had left him because be dealt in this coin—I went with the sergeant and searched the house in Wharf—road, Shoreditch, the next morning, and we also went to Wolverley-street—we found two counterfeit half-crowns there in a paper box—that was after the woman was taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOKE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were these two half-crowns found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Wol
<lb/>verley-street, where the goods were taken to—there was a dispute between, the prisoner and her husband—I saw the goods moved from 5, Bonner's-row to Wolverley-street—I found the two bad half—crowns in a box which I saw taken from the van on the Thursday—I believe the prisoner's husband had the eighteen months on the 19th February, 1861.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630511-name-151" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN DRING</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Bonner's-row—one Monday in April the prisoner came and took apartments at my house—she came in on Tuesday be
<lb/>tween 4 and 5 o'clock—her goods were brought the same evening—her daughter came with her—on the Wednesday, between 4 and 5, her husband came with two other men—they gave a loud knock at the door and made their way up stairs—they had a policeman at the door—the husband said, "This is my wife"—she called for her bonnet and shawl—I took it to her—she said something, I could not hear what—her husband was too quick—I said, "I will have nothing at all to do with you." and went down stairs—the husband put his hand to her hand, but what it was I could not say—the policeman took the prisoner away, and the husband stopped and took the furniture away in a van.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He was not taken into custody at your place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; they took him after he took the furniture away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630511-name-152" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Millburn, a carman—on Wednesday, 15th April, I think, I removed the prisoner's goods from Wharf-road, Shoreditch, to Stratford—I don't know the name of the street—on the next Wednesday the prisoner's husband came and asked me where she bad removed to—I was present when the disturbance took place at Bonner's-row—I heard him then speak of her as his wife, and she did not deny that—he had no box during the time I was with him, from 11 o'clock in the morning till between 4 and 5 in the evening, when we got to 5, Bonner's row—before we went in we spoke to a constable, in case she should make any disturbance—we went up stairs, and the husband laid, "This is my wife and these are my things," and ordered us to take the furniture out—the prisoner then went to the cupboard and brought out this box, and her husband immediately caught hold of her and took it away from her, and caught hold of her other wrist and dragged her down stairs, and gave her in custody to the policeman—I also saw a packet in her hand at the bottom of the stair-case, which she wanted to pass to the landlady, and the said, "I will have nothing at all to do with it"—her husband took the packet out of her hand and gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the box opened before it was given to the policeman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the husband said, "Take this box, policeman"—I did not hear him say there was bad money in it—we were all of a bustle—we afterwards moved all the furniture——the husband came to me on the Tuesday as he came out of prison on the Monday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were they quarrelling when the goods were being moved?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she resisted a little when he tried to take the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630511-name-153" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MILBOURN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in Boston-street, Hackney—the prisoner engaged my van on 15th—I did not see the prisoner at any time—I saw the man who called himself her husband on the Monday and Tuesday, and was in his company on Wednesday, from 11 till about 5, when we—got to Bonner's-place—he had not this box with him all that time—I assisted in moving the goods by his direction.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630511-name-154" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MADDISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 13). I went to Wolverley-street with the other policeman on the 22d and again on the 23d, and on that day I found two counterfeit half-crowns wrapped up in pieces of paper at the bottom of a large chest—before the Magistrate, the man said he had only come out of prison on the Monday previous, and therefore he could not have possession of it—she said he brought the money to her on purpose to get her in prison.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you inquired whether there are not several convictions against this man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I am told that he has been convicted—I believe he has been convicted of uttering base money in several different names.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630511-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad and from the same mould—they are very well executed—all the other coins produced are bad—I have taken two half-crowns from the box, they are from the same mould as the other two.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS WARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you got this box, was it locked?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the lid was down, but it is without a lock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not the msn say when he gave it to you, "Here is a box with some bad money in it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said that at the time he said, "Take her to the station, and I will charge her"—the prisoner made a statement at the police-court which was taken down by the clerk.</p>
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