Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th September 1782.
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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO, The Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 11th of SEPTEMBER, 1782, and the following Days;

Being the SEVENTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon. Sir William Plomer , Knt. LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY E. HODGSON, And Published by Authority.



Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor) And Sold by Him, No. 35, Chancery Lane, (near Cursitor's Street) and by S. BLADON No. 13, Pater-noster Row.




KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.

BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir WILLIAM PLOMER , Knt. LORD MAYOR of the City of London; The Hon. Sir WILLIAM HENRY ASHHURST, Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; The Hon. HENRY GOULD , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; The Hon. BEAUMONT HOTHAM , Knt. one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; JAMES ADAIR , Esq; Serjeant at Law, Recorder; and others his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Thomas Condor

Thomas Searcroft

John Lovell

John Bowman

Charles Hougham

Christopher Wright

John Cooper

John Morris

Richard Stanler

John Bracewell

William Howard

William Brown

First Middlesex Jury.

George Seaward

Thomas Preston

Richard Reader

John Ives

Samuel Jackman

James Williams

Richard Mumby

James Morley Evans

John Dowfoot

Thomas Dawes

Arthur Betley

Henry Turner

Second Middlesex Jury.

James Shovell

David Stoddart

Benjamin Clarkson

Henry Slack

David Carnley

Thomas Lee

George Ragsdale

William Robertson

Hugh Jones

William Batt

William Alsop

Thomas Finney

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483. PETER DOUGLAS was indicted for stealing upon the 13th of March last, two live hens, value 2 s. and one live cock, value 1 s. the goods of William Westbrook .

Acquitted for want of Prosecution .

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484. CHARLES KELLY , PETER VERRIER , and JOHN CANTRELL , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Elizabeth Pollard , widow, on the 2d of July last, in the night time, and stealing eight damask table cloths value 2 l. six linen shifts value 6 s. a sattin counterpane value 10 s. a sattin

gown, trimmed with ermine value 1 l. a flowered silk gown value 10 s. and nine china dishes value 9 s. the goods of the said Elizabeth .


I live in Great Queen-Street . I was at my country house, I fastened my house in town myself when I went into the country; when I came back I found a vast many things missing, I lost the things in the indictment and ten times more; besides a prodigious deal of things of my daughter's. I kept the key all the time in the country myself.

Counsel for PRISONERS.

What servants were you accustomed to keep in the house when you were in town? - A maid and a boy, but had none then, I was in the country six or seven months.

Then it was six or seven months before this time that you fastened the door? - Yes; it was, or more; I believe it was eight months.

There were a great many other things taken from your town house besides those that you have now mentioned? - Yes; my daughter had a room full of plate; every box, every drawer were broke open, and the papers all about the ground; there was nothing left but tables and chairs.


I was the watchman belonging to that beat, but not on that night; I examined that house about four months before, I did not examine it the night of the robbery, I thought it had been an empty house.


I am a supernumerary in Great Queen-street; I went first into Mrs. Pollard's house, I was informed there was a robbery the night before when I came to the door, the door was fast; I got the key at the Hercules Pillars and went in; we saw a light wavering about, and thought there must be something going forwards. I saw the prisoners Kelly and Verrier, they were coming down with a knife naked against me, Kelly had the knife; I escaped behind Kelly, and laid hold of him, he got from me, but we took him at the door, knife frightened me; we took them to watch-house, they were neither of them of my sight till they were secured.


I am servant to Mr. Sherridan. I went to Mrs. Pollard's house, I was informed people were in the house, I saw the light, the door was fast, a little while after my friend found the door open and called the watch; the watchman Morgan went in first, then we went in after him; and the prisoner Kelly with a knife ran out, I wrenched the knife out of his hand: we searched the house, the beds, and every thing laid about. I saw nothing packed up; in the back kitchen I saw the prisoner Cantrell, he resigned himself; we took Kelly into custody, Verrier was in custody when I came up stairs.

JOHN GRAY , sworn.

I have a place under Mr. Sherridan at the Opera House. I went to the house with Mr. Edwards and found the door was open, the watchman went in, as soon as ever he got half way along the passage I saw two people, the prisoners Kelly and Verrier stand, Kelly struck at the watchman with a knife, then he rushed past, I seized him and cut him all down the cheek, in the time Verrier ran by, the mob secured him, my friend Edwards struck at him twice, I kept him fast by the wrist, the knife dropt, I picked it up; I have it here (the knife produced, a large carving knife; and some keys.) The keys were found on Cantrell, one of them opens the house door, it is a pick-lock key; Kelly bled very much.

Counsel for PRISONERS.

You found the door open? - I saw Kelly within about three yards of the doorway.


I went into Mrs. Pollard's house after the watchman, when I was about half-way

Kelly rushed by him, he made a push at me and cut me under the eye; I could not tell what instrument it was that he stabbed me with then, but after I saw the knife when the prisoner was taken; and he said damn my eyes and limbs make way. I saw no more; my wound bled so I was fearful of the consequence.


I was going down Queen-street, I saw a crowd They said there were thieves in the house, a young man brought some weapons; I was going in with another man; I heard a say and the prisoner Verrier came ing against my shoulder, I said damn and, if you move another inch I will run you thro'; we immediately pulled him off the steps of the door, and I stood over him with a sword: he said gentlemen do not use me ill, I will surrender to you, you shall tie my hands; I immediately took him to the watch-house.


I assisted in taking Kelly; I saw no others.


I was constable of the night; when he was brought to the watch-house I found the dark lanthorn, (produced.)

Court. What time of night was this? - About eleven o'clock.


I am a watchman in Drury-lane; I was sent for, and searched the house, and I took Cantrell, I found ten guineas and nine shillings, and a tortoise-shell watch on him, I gave it to the constable of the night, I took him to the round-house.

Counsel for PRISONERS.

No goods of any kind were found on these people ? - No.

The goods in the house were all in confusion? - Yes


I am Captain Lewin 's servant, son-in-law to Mrs. Pollard; (looks at the knife) it is my master's property, my mistress is there; this was left in the house. This knife was packed up in a deal box with preserves and pickles and other things, I pack'd it up myself.

Question to Mrs. Pollard. What may be the value of the things you lost that night? - The table cloths value 2 l. the shifts value 6 s.

What were they worth? - I would not take 5 l. if I was to say 10 l. I should not say too much.


On the 2d of July I went from my own house at Lambeth to Sadler's Wells, I saw a great crowd, I asked what was the matter, I was told there were thieves; I went to the door, and was forced into the passage; endeavouring to extricate myself I made a kind of attempt to get through the mob, I was seized by Mr. Stone, he laid hold of me, and said I suspect you: I said you are wrong; he said have you got any weapons about you?; I said no. I made no resistance, he took me out into the highway, he laid me on my back: they took me to the watch-house and searched me, they all know it. My watch was taken from me and 5 s. 6 d. in money; the watch was advertised, and the watch and money was restored to me; I keep a house in Lambeth Marsh: I have witnesses.


I went to sup with a friend near the foot of Black-fryars-Bridge. I was accosted in Lincolns-inn-fields coming home, by a well-dressed woman, she asked me to give her a glass of wine, I refused to go into any house, she said she knew of an uninhabited house which she could introduce me to. She went up to the door as if with intent to open it, she bid me enter; in a few seconds there was a loud rap at the door, I turned round, thinking it was the woman; I was immediately attacked by a number of persons, one gave me a violent cut in my face, I seized hold of his hand, and wrenched a knife or some weapon out of his hand, which was taken out of my hand, I remained insensible.


On the 2d of July I had been spending the evening along with one Mr. Watkins, at Sir Watkin William Wynne's head, in Exeter-street. I live in Gray's-inn-lane, coming home there was a crowd, I enquired the reason, and they said there was thieves in the house; being in liquor, I said I would go in, my friend advised me not; I went in with the crowd, going into the kitchen, they laid hold of me, and said I was one of the persons. I said I was an innocent man, but I would make no resistance; my father has a place of 500 l. a year under the King; I am a hosier, but keep no shop, I have orders from the nobility.

For the prisoner Verrier.


I am a tobacconist, and cut tobacco, I had been to the Blue Bear, Long-acre, on the 2d of July with some tobacco, my wife was with me; coming home by the Devil's Gap, I met the prisoner Verrier, whom I knew when he was an apprentice. He asked me where I lived, in the interim a noise was made and I lost him. I have known him 14 years. I did not go into the house.

( The Prisoner Verrier called two more witnesses to his character.)

For the prisoner Cantrell.

WATKINS sworn.

I was with him on the 2d of July last, at Sir Watkin William Wynne's head, in Exeter-street, he came home with me at 11 o'clock; coming along Great Queen-street, there was a great croud, they said a house had been broke open; Cantrell said he would go in, I advised him not, but he rushed in. I thought I had no business in such a precarious place.

Jury. How long had you been with him that evening? - From 6 till 11, and he never was out of my company.

Jury. Did you see him go in? - Yes; -

What are you?

(The prisoner Cantrell other witnesses, who gave him a very good character.)

Court to Edwards. Had you been up stairs before you went into the kitchen? - Yes; my Lord.

Court to Stone. Did you see Kelly come out? - No; my Lord.

Was it before or after Kelly was taken that Verrier came out? - Kelly was taken in the passage, at the instant that Verrier came out.

Acquitted of the burglary, but GUILTY of the felony .


Death .

CANTRELL, not Guilty .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. JUSTICE ASHHURST.

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485. SUSANNAH RACCOULT stands indicted for stealing on the 12th of December last one cotton gown, value 15 s. one petticoat, value 5 s. one shift, value 2 s. one silk handkerchief, value 2 s. the goods of Sarah Putt .


I live in St. Martin's-court ; I am a servant to Mrs. Brailsford. I lost a gown and coat, and several other little articles, a shift and silk handkerchief, they were in a two-pair of stairs back room; they were pawned by the prisoner. I do not know the prisoner. She came about the house, my master and mistress knew her; I never saw her before to my recollection, it was on the 12th of December.


On the 12th of December the prisoner brought a gown and petticoat, and pledged them for 16 s. I never saw her before at that house; I have seen her before at another shop.

(The things produced by the prosecutrix, deposed to by Shipley.)

To Mrs. Putt. Are the things yours? - Yes; they were in my room the day before.

Prisoner. I never pawned any thing at Mr. Shipley's in my life; I never was in the shop in my life.

To Shipley. Are you positive to her? - Yes, Sir.

From prisoner. Was it day or night? - In the evening.

Prisoner. You have taken a very false oath, that Lady has at least.

Serah Putt. My Lord, she went to the pawn-broker's with me, and fetched the things herself, her and the constable went together.


Gentlemen, the person that took these things I met by chance, who went into Mr. Shipley's, I suppose to pawn them; afterwards I knew whose they were, on account of a relation of mine who sent for me, and begged if I knew any thing about it, nobody should hurt me; and Mrs. Brailsford said she would not hurt me; they asked me to advance the money. I have suffered three months imprisonment, was here last sessions, and was not tried; have two fatherless children: as to saying I pawned them, I did not.

GUILTY , on the recommendation of the Jury, ordered to be privately whipped and discharged.

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. BARON HOTHAM .

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486. WILLIAM ODOM was indicted for feloniously assaulting Elizabeth, the wife of John Burrill , in a certain field near the Spa Fields , on the King's highway, on the 5th of August last; putting her in corporal fear and danger of her life, and taking from her person and against her will eight shillings and sixpence in monies numbered, the monies of the said John .


On the 5th of August, at ten o'clock in the morning the prisoner came up to me in Spa Fields and demanded my purse, I was exceedingly terrified; he said, your purse. I said, what did you say? He said, damn you, your money, or you are a dead woman, and he presented a knife to my breast; he told me to make haste, for he would have my money, or I should be a dead woman, I put my hand into my pocket where the silver was, and by the agitation I was in, some of it fell into my pocket again; he immediately then put his hand into my pocket, and took out the silver that remained; he wanted my ring from my finger; he swore I had rings on; and I said, I have not; he said, if I did not give it him, he would cut it off: he immediately left me. I do not know which way he went; some persons came up, and I was carried into a house, I am very sure he is the man.


My Lord, and Gentlemen of the jury, as to what the lady has said against me is intirely false; at the same time I was in my own room at work. I am a watchmaker, and always got my bread by work. I submit whether a man must not be out of his senses, to rob at that time; I am as innocent as the Lord in heaven.

Court to Prosecutrix. Was any person going across the fields? - No, Sir; it was in the middle of the week, the clock just struck ten.

Court to Prisoner. Have you any witnesses? - I should have had one; but it pleased God to take that witness away.

Court to Prosecutrix. How soon after was it the prisoner was taken? - A week after, I recollected him immediately.

GUILTY ( Death .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. BARON HOTHAM .

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487. PETER AIREY and JAMES DAVIS were indicted, for that they on the King's

highway in and upon Henry Kitchen , Esq ; feloniously did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person a silk purse and three guineas, this monies. They were also, indicted for assaulting William Allen , Esq; at the same time and place, and taking from his person one gold watch, value 10 l. a steel chain, two steel seals, and 16 s. in monies numbered, his property. Also for assaulting William Rainstead , Esq; at the same time and place, and taking from his person a gold watch, value 10 l. a steel watch-chain, value 1 s. and half a guinea, half a crown, and 9 d. in monies numbered, his monies , August 24 .


On the 24th of August last, I was robbed by the prisoner at the bar, in a street called Reynard-street, near Crouch-end, Hornsey ; in the afternoon of that day Mr. Alderman Kitchen did me the favour to call on me with a gentleman, and we took a ride in the Alderman's coach to Hornsey; the Alderman has a little farm there, he had been at the farm and found it necessary to go a little further to make an enquiry; we went to the bottom of Muswell-hill, the Alderman left us for a few minutes, on our return to Hornsey through Reynard-street, two persons passed the carriage one on each side on horse-back; I set with my face to the horses from 6, to half past 6 o'clock; as they passed, I suggested my thoughts that they were highway men, and immediately turned about and put up the flap at the back of the coach, to see if they were turned round or not. Says the Alderman, can you see them, I said no; Harry is in the way, that was his servant: the coach was immediately ordered to stop, and one came on my side, which was the prisoner Davis, he demanded my watch, money, and pocket-book, used some illiberal language. The other who calls himself Peter Airey , was on the other side, I was much alarmed, I gave Davis my purse, containing 16 s. in silver; as I took my purse out, I meant to have taken care of my watch, but dropped it by the side of me. I satisfied the prisoner, who calls himself Davis, that I had no watch or pocket-book, and that I had given all my money; from which period to the time of their leaving us, Davis behaved exceedingly well. I think it my duty to state every circumstance; they had each pistols, but I was not under the least degree of apprehension from the prisoner Davis, his behaviour was exceedingly proper under such circumstances; after I had given my purse to Davis, Airey was exceedingly outrageous, he had robbed the Alderman of three guineas, and the other gentleman of about 14 s. he put his hand in to search the Alderman, and made use of a very improper expression; he put his hand upon the Alderman's thigh, and said he had more money; he said it was only a penny, or three halfpence; he behaved in a very unbecoming manner indeed, saying he would blow our brains out, blasting us, demanding our pocket-books and watches, I believe he saw my watch, he blasted, me, with his pistol in his hand, and put his head a little further into the coach, and he took my gold watch.

Prisoner. I wish to ask Mr. Allen what information he gave to Bow-street when he was first robbed? - We gave information to Bow-street that we thought

'the prisoners

'short people, they might stand on the

'step of the coach or not, we described one

'as a dark man, and about 25 or 26 years of

'age, they were both as much exposed as any

'of the gentlemen here, Davis put up a

'white cravat to his mouth, it was down in a minute, the other with a silk handkerchief the same, it was impossible to mistake them considering the length of time they were with us, they were differently dressed at the justices but I had no difficulty about them, it is is very disagreeable to me to be under the necessity of prosecuting, I did not swear to them on Monday because it was agreed we should all attend together.


Was you in company with Mr. Allen at the time of this robbery? - I was my Lord, but Mr. Allen has related it so very particularly

I do not think any thing can be added to it, I am sure the prisoner is the man, but I cannot be so positive to Davis, as to Airey I never heard such a number of oaths in my life, I gave him three guineas, I asked him to return me one, he would not, he then seized my pocket, says he, damn me why did you not give me all, that was only three bad halfpence, I cannot swear to the other man, the other man leaned quite over me.

- RAINSTEAD Esq; sworn.

I was in company at the same time, the prisoners at the bar are the men that committed the robbery, I have sworn to them, I am sure of it.

JOHN CAIN sworn.

I am servant to Mr. Alderman Kitchen, as coachman, Davis is the man that took the purse from Mr. Allen, I think the other is the man that had Mr. Allen's watch to the best of my knowledge.


I am footman to Mr. Alderman Kitchen, I was present, James Davis I am quite sure is one of the men, the other I cannot say any thing to.


I mean my Lord to prove an alibi; where I was at the time the robbery was committed.


I am a painter, I live at the corner of Moor-fields, on the 24th of August I had some particular business at Marybone, a contract on lamp irons in my business, I staid there till near three o'clock in the afternoon, from thence I went to Westminster, being far from home I dined there at a house in King's street, after I had dined, I then went to James Airey 's house (the prisoner's brother) he was with me at Marybone, he met me in the morning about twelve, he was with me all the time he dined with me about four o'clock in the afternoon; it was three when we left: when we got to his house it was five: when we had staid there some little time, the prisoner Peter Airey came into the house, it was James Airey 's house it is in Gardiner's-alley Lambeth-marsh, the prisoner came there about five o'clock, he asked his brother how he did, he said he could not stay, he had some gentlemen to meet, he staid about ten minutes; he had his slippers on and no buckles in his shoes, he was quite dirty and in a dishabille then it was near six, I went to the sun, the prisoner came out of the Rose and called after James, when I came back I saw the prisoner, then it was pretty nigh seven, he went to his hair-dresser's Mr. Scott, I left him in the shop.

Court. How are you so sure as to the day? - Because of the contract which I put in for that day, but did not get it.

James Airey confirmed the above account, and said he was to be employed by the last witness if he got the job, to carry ladders for him, and remembers the day, because on the Monday following the prisoner was taken up, he said the last witness was his cousin.

Henry Smallwood confirmed the above account, as he met the prisoner by appointment about seven o'clock at Vauxhall turnpike, the prisoner called after him, he went to the sun till the prisoner's hair was dressed, and about half past seven the prisoner came to him.

Mr. Scott the hair dresser confirmed the above account.


I am deprived of bringing any witnesses, two thief takers having taken all my money and clothes, the justice desired me to mention this, I throw myself upon your mercy.


Death .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

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JAMES MESSENGER was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking

and entering the house of Bridget Hollingshead , spinster, at the hour of two in the night, and stealing therein a silver table spoon, value 10 s. a pair of linen sheets, value 10 s. and a muslin apron, value 2 s. the goods of the said Bridget , August 7th .


I live with Mrs. Hollingshead in Margaret-street Westmister , on Wednesday; 7th August her house was broke open, I was the last person up in the house, the doors and windows were all fastened before I went to bed, which was between twelve and one, I was up between two and three, I was awaked about a quarter after two on Thursday morning by a noise, I went out on the leads of the house and called the watch, I told him there were thieves in the house, and told him to go round to the door of the house, I went back to my room and waited till he came up; he came up stairs and bid me open my door for the house was clear, and told me at the same time he was stabbed, I went with the watchman down stairs and awaked Mrs. Hollingshead, I told her there had been thieves, I went farther down stairs and found every place broke open, every thing removed out of their places, the drawers set in the middle of the room, every thing taken out, a silver table spoon was taken away. I do not know who this was done by; a pair of sheets and two aprons, two cloaks, several silk handkerchiefs were removed out of the drawers, and laid on the floor.


I am a watchman, near a quarter after two this servant called watch, I thought it was somebody called coach till she called again and said there are thieves in our house; I knew her voice and immediately ran round to the door, I played the rattle all the way, but none came to my assistance so handy as I could have wished, when I came there I was putting my foot against the door to see if I could get in, and the door opened and three men appeared in sight directly, each with a hanger, this is one: (a hanger produced) I then made a blow at the first man, I missed him, and he stabbed me in the belly, I cannot tell which man it was that stabbed me; they then ran away and I went to see if there was any more, I could find no more, I then went up to tell the servant the house was clear.

Court. Did it go in deep? - An inch and an half at least, I was confined sometime; the other man is just upon the point of death, he received a worse wound than me: the men ran over the way, it was a very dark rainy night, I then ran to the constable of the night, he came with me instantly, we went in doors for about half a minute, coming out again this prisoner was standing on the opposite side of the way, it was about five minutes to the time I laid hold of the prisoner, the constable said there is somebody standing on the other side of the way, I could not run so fast as I would, having been bleeding, but another man run and got on the other side of him, and then I came up and laid hold of him, he damned my eyes and asked me if I wanted to rob him, I conveyed him to the watch-house, and when I came there this hanger was laid on the table brought in by another man, when he saw the hanger he attempted to take hold of it, I was nearer it than him and I put it on a bench behind the table, he then began to swear and call bloody thieves, I left him with the constable, and as I was so weak I was obliged to go to the infirmary to get dressed.


I was constable of the night, between two and three I was asleep in the chair, I was awaked with the noise of a man groaning, his name was James Hairbottle , a hanger had gone between his ribs and something came out of the wound, he wanted relief, and I desired the warden to get him into the infirmary, he brought in the cutlass and laid it on the table, and said one of the villains that wounded him dropped it and run away, in about three minutes the witness Hunter came in and informed me he was stabbed, and wished me to go to see the house which was robbed, I went with him and saw the

house; as I was coming out of the passage the prisoner at the bar was on the opposite side of the way walking slowly along, I said there is somebody which in my opinion is one of the men, we ran and seized him, he gave us very bad language and asked if we wanted to rob him; he said he was a person that lodged in Holborn, and shewed me a key, which he said was the key of a Silver-smith's house where he lodged: Hunter charged him, he said he was going home, we searched him and found nothing, Hunter went to the infirmary, I then booked the charge and locked him up, and asked him his name and he bid me find it out.

Richard Hunter . To the best of my knowledge this is the last man that came out of the house.

Court. I thought you said you could not swear to him? - Not as the man that injured me my Lord.

Court. But is he one of the men that was in the passage? - Yes, my Lord, I am positive of that, he is not in the same trade now that he was in then, he threw away his hat among the mob when he came out of the watch-house.

Prisoner. What conversation passed at the watch-house? did not the constable say if I left my card or address he would let me go? - The constable asked you for your address.


I know nothing about the robbery; I went to the watch-house after my husband was stabbed; I was not present then, I said to the prisoner, says I, you villain, you are the man that stabbed my husband; the same morning he said, blast your eyes, you old cow, I wish I had ripped him open.

Court. What condition was your husband in? - He was at the infirmary a month, he bled so much, his bowels were wounded, and he beg'd to die at home.

Court. Is his life in danger? - In all probability he is a dying man.

Prisoner. I told her, says I, you are very much mistaken, I was not the person; I was taken to her husband, and he did not know me. I beg leave to say, my Lord, if I had done such a thing, I certainly should not have stood just opposite the place; I told him I lived at No. 69 in Holborn, and that I had got the key of the door in my pocket.

Hunter. We have a man here that lay in the same room when this man was in confinement, we have found him out, since that will prove a conversation.


All I have to say against the prisoner at the bar is this, I never knew him till I was in Tothill-fields Bridewell.

Prisoner. For robbing his master my Lord.

Mitchell. I heard the prisoner say to the man that lay with him, damn that man, whom I suppose to be Hunter, he may think that we are to be bubbled, but I was the man that came out last; that is all I have to say; he said he would be his death if ever he got clear.

Prisoner. I hope you will not rely on any thing that man says, he is the arrantest thief in the kingdom, he was committed to Tothill-fields Bridewell for robbing his master.

The constable. I had a warrant for this man to take him up, he is a Baker by trade, he goes there of mornings to help them to turn over their bread; they have frequently given him a little flour, the master was told by some neighbours that he had been guilty of this breach of trust, it was four pounds and an half of flour, a misdemeanor.


I have nothing to say, I do not know what to say, the man knows no more of me than he does of Adam, I have no witnesses, I was not arraigned, I did not think of being tried till the afternoon.

Mr. Recorder. Notice was sent you, that your tryal would come on this morning.

Prisoner. Yes but I was not arraigned.

Jury to Hunter. How come you to recollect the prisoner so much to swear to him so positively? - It is by reason that when he came out the last man I had a lanthorn in

my hand, and I held it up in his face, and he had a long shag red waistcoat on when I saw him, and he had it on in the watch-house.

Jury. Is there any other circumstances in the appearance of the man that enables you to swear to positively to him? - The features of the man, the waistcoat and great coat that he had on him.

GUILTY , ( Death .)

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

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489. EVAN PRICE was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Andrew Hoffman on the king's highway, and putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and taking from his person one watch, the inside and outside case made of silver, of the value of 50 s. one metal watch chain value 1 s. one seal value 2 s. one hanger value 2 s. and seven guineas in monies numbered, the property of the said John Andrew , July 12th .


I am a Trumpeter in the Yorkshire light dragoons , I was robbed the 12th of July last about eleven at night, I was going to Putney , in Piccadilly I took a coach to go to the second turnpike-gate, before I came there the coach was stopped by three footpads, the doors were opened at once, they demanded my money and pushed themselves into the coach, I said I had none, I was alone, I drew my hanger, and they beat me very much with a short stick over my body, one of them came in at the other door and took me by the throat, and drew the hanger out of my hand, I endeavoured to come out of the coach but they would not let me, for sometime, at last I catched one of them who was beating me by the breast, pushed him backwards, and jumped out over him; they took my hanger and cut me over the shoulders to the bone, over my arm twice, over my thigh, in my eye, over my knee, they gave me nine cuts, I endeavoured to catch the hanger but I could not, my knee is not well yet, they could not get my money, and they pulled a watch out of my pocket and then they took my money, seven guineas: there were three of them, I cannot tell who they were, I know nothing of the prisoner at the bar, only that he had my hanger, it had a brass handle and was a regimental hanger; this is the hanger, it was broke and mended again, I know it by that, this is the hanger that I was wounded with; as I think they broke it that it should not be known, this is the sheath. I was in St. George's hospital, I left the coachman behind, because he did stop, he came after me into the hospital, I know his No. 825.

Prisoner. Please to examine the witnesses separate, (they were examined apart).

- DICKSON sworn.

On the 19th of July I went to the prosecutor in the hospital, he told me he could find the man that robbed him, I went to the prisoner's lodging next morning, the prisoner was in bed my Lord, and a girl with him, this pistol, this stick, and these two cutlasses lay by his bed side, I desired him to get out of bed, he asked what he was apprehended for, I told him, he stood for half a minute and then he fainted away in the chair, I took him to the office, and in the office he acknowledged this hanger to be the prosecutor's, he told the other man that was concerned with h im. (Prisoner. You had like to have forgot that I believe.) He told us their names and where they lived, we went after them many times, and could not meet with them; the pistol was loaded with a piece of a picklock key and several other pieces of slugs, here is a charge of powder enough to carry five balls.

Prisoner. My Lord, I believe that man said, that I said, that the hanger belonged to the prosecutor, that I confessed it in the Office, was you there at the time Mr. Dixon? - I was.

What did I say when you came into the room to take me? - You said very little to me, because you fainted away.

Did not I ask you more than once or twice what I was apprehended for, and you told

me, the justice would tell me when I came to the office? - Perhaps once or twice while I was putting the things together, I took no notice of that.

Prisoner. This Gentleman said, he had lost a sword, and he did not know his sword, but he believed it was his property; my Lord, consider what this man's character is: I have an evidence that will satisfy you whether I know any thing of these things or not.

- GRUBB sworn.

I was at the taking of the prisoner. I had an information of this man; and I told Dickson if we went betimes we should find him in bed; Dickson went first and laid laid hold of him, and went round by his bed-side, and found all these things laying by his bed-side.

Did you see all these things by his bedside? - I did, my Lord: I saw Dickson take them up. The prisoner asked what he was apprehended for? We told him it was for robbing the musician on the Brompton Road, that was cut so; he immediately dropt as dead for the space of two minutes as cuold be; he then begg'd for a little water and came to. Then Dickson examined the pistol, and I saw him draw the charge, it was loaded and primed; it is the same charge my Lord, that was in the pistol, then he was committed. He acknowledged it to be the prosecutor's hanger at the office. We had an information from him of the other men, and where the watch was, but we could not find them, nor get the watch again; it was sold.

Prisoner. If your Lordship took notice, he said, that Dickson broke the door open in the morning: I opened it myself.

Dickson. My Lord, I try'd to force the door; I knew it was not safe to stay knocking: but whether it was opened or not I do not know.


I am a Cabinet-maker . About the 19th of July I went to supper with one of my shopmates, at eleven I came away; I met a a young woman that I had some acquaintance with before, we had a glass of liquor; I desired to go home with her, I slept with her that night in a house in Grubb-street, in the morning at six o'clock I was going to get up to go to work; I heard a noise, I opened the door which was near the bed, and in came these two men: they said to me, we want you. I got up, my cloaths laid in a chair, they found no money; they asked me where my cash was, I said I knew nothing of any: they found two swords or cutlasses, and a pistol. The young woman said, gentlemen, I hope you do not take this young man for any of these things that are here, because he knows nothing of them, these things were left by a young man last Sunday. I will call her.


Do you know the prisoner? - Yes Sir.

What have you to say for him, remember you are upon your oath? - I know the consequence of an oath; the prisoner is not the person that brought the things into my room; I met him the night before, and he went home with me; and in the morning the two gentlemen came up, and took the prisoner out of bed and me along with him; the things in my room were brought there the Sunday morning before; the prisoner knew nothing of them, upon my word; it was on Friday night I met him.

Jury. How came those things in your room? - They were left there by a young man, he had been with me before, I did not know where he lived, he told me he was a Printer.

Dickson. The fact is the other man and she made several appointments to meet; he was concerned in the same robbery, and lives with her own sister.

Prisoner. Be so good as to ask the evidence at the bar, what she said to Dickson and Grubb when they took me out of bed concerning these things?

I asked them what they wanted? the things laid on the ground, the side of the bed, had I known the consequence they should

not have laid so long; the prisoner did not bring them on my word and oath.

Dickson. I have known this woman to live with him ever since he has been at home.

Ann Buckle . My Lord, indeed he did not saint away, nor any thing of the kind.

GUILTY . ( Death .)

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-8

490. JOSEPH CADDIE and JOHN STUNNELL were indicted for feloniously assaulting the Rev. Anthony Bromely , Clerk , on the King's high-way, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and taking from his person and against his will 4 l. in monies numbered, the monies of the said Rev. Anthony Bromely , August 7 .

The Rev. ROBERT ANTHONY BROMLEY , Clerk, sworn.

Do you know the two prisoners at the bar?

I cannot say that I know the prisoners. On the 7th of August I had been out of town with my wife and daughter to dine with a family on Epping Forest. We were returning in the evening, at about half past nine or a little more, we were stopped coming down Islington Hill by several footpads; we had passed thro' the turnpike a very few yards, I suppose thirty or forty yards: the doors of the post-chaise were opened at one moment by a man on each side, they demanded our money and watches: the demand was made with circumstances of a very alarming nature indeed, for their language was exceedingly dreadful, by the man that opened the door on my side, that demanded my money, I gave him for answer, he should have it in a moment, I begged him in the meantime not to alarm the ladies; I put my hand into my right pocket, and pulled out my money, gave it him; he was disatisfied with it. I gave him full 4 l. I cannot tell exactly what it was, I gave him above 4 l. between 4 l. and 5 l. He said damn you, you rascal, you have not given me all your money, and having a hanger in his hand, he pulled back his hand in the action of going to stab me, and with a great deal of force. I begged him not to injure me, for I had given him all my money, and he should search me if he pleased. He was still discontented, but he forbore then to strike me; he called out to the man that was with my wife on the other side of the chaise, Damn you Jack, what are you about, search the seat, for he has not given me all his money. The man replied, I will be with him presently. A very few moments passed, in which the man that had taken my money was proceeding to look at it in his hand; he told me I had given him nothing but silver; I assured him he would find gold, and I hoped he would be satisfied. He asked me then how much there was - I told him I seldom knew exactly how much I had in my pocket at any time.

During this time, the man at the other side had been rifling the ladies of what he could get; and that man came round to my door, I believe the same man; by which time, the person who had taken my money had looked at it, and I fancy knew what he had got. I then saw a new face present himself at the door, who I believe to be the man that had been on the other side; and at that instant that I saw this new face, I saw the man retreat a step back, that was the man that had come from my wife's side of the chaise, and he lifted up a hanger, I believe with both his hands, and he seemed to lift it up with very great might. I had not time or space to escape any blow; my right hand happened to be across the door, which was open, and he levelled at my right hand, and instantly, in the same moment in which I saw him retreat back and lift up the hanger, I felt the blow across my hand in the wrist, and instantly my hand dropt down. He cut it half through; he said not a word to me before the blow nor after; nor was a word said to me by any of the parties: they retreated behind the chaise.

Feeling myself in this situation, I said to my wife, he has cut my hand off. It was very fortunate for me that we were not above a mile from my own house. If I had been kept five minutes longer in the chaise I must have died, if I could not have had relief.

Court. Can you form any guess about the prisoner at the bar? - That will put me under the necessity of troubling your Lordship how I came to be the prosecutor in this indictment. These men came forward, first by the evidence of an accomplice, and then by their own confession.

Court. What is the name of the accomplice? - Milbourne my Lord.

Court. Where was it that they made this confession? - They were taken up at Justice Willmot's office. I was sent to by the magistrate after the first Wednesday that they were brought there. There I saw the witness Milbourne and these two prisoners at the bar; they were under examination for a charge of murdering Mr. Hurd: when that charge was done with, the prisoner Caddie spoke thus to the magistrate; I know I am a dead man, therefore I care not what evidence is sworn against me; but there is a gentleman in court whom I know very well, and who has committed to Newgate two persons for a fact they are not guilty off, which fact he said was committed by himself, Stunnel and Milbourne.

Did he say this in the hearing of Stunnell? - Yes my Lord.

What did Stunnell say? - He confessed the same thing. I begg'd the magistrate to suffer me to interrogate them, having a good many doubts on my mind which I wished to clear up by the manner of my examination; and, my Lord, I did examine them one after another, in that way you may suppose a man may do that had some idea that this might be a game played upon him in the examination, with the the greatest care and caution I could bring it forward. They instantly and without hesitation disclosed to me in their answer every minute circumstance that passed in that robbery.

Court. Did you examine them separate? - They were in the room together, but I examined them one after another to the parts of the transaction which I knew each man, if he was concerned, could be able to answer. I should further acquaint your Lordship, that previous to my coming, the examination of the evidence Milbourne had been taken on paper, and before he had been brought forth with the others, and after these two prisoners had voluntarily and minutely confessed in their answers to me every circumstance, the confession of Milbourne taken before, was then read, and they agreed that it was true: one circumstance alone my Lord, has hung on my mind, I always supposed there were more in number, my wife supposed the same, and the post-boy concurred in the idea. In our idea there were five.

Court. What do you found that belief upon, were there more than three that acted in the robbery? - As to myself I could not take upon me to speak, because I saw but the man at each door; but my wife saw them come up to meet the chaise just a moment before they stopped, and she thinks she saw five hats, and the post-boy thought the same; and these men persisted in it to me that there were but three.


Do you know the two prisoners? - Yes Sir, the two prisoners and myself met that evening, in order to go out on the road; I believe on Wednesday evening, we had not been gone out long before we came to the city-road: there we saw a post-chaise and pair going towards Islington. On which we agreed to let it go over Tottenham Court-Road, and there to stop it; but before it came to Tottenham Court-Road, thinking we might be seen going through Battle-bridge, we stopped it about fifty or sixty yards below the turnpike. I stopped it, Caddie went to the right-hand door, Stunnell to the left, Caddie demanded the gentleman's money, and told him if he made any noise he would cut him; and the gentleman kept talking: the gentleman gave them his money, which Caddie looked at; Caddie replied, this is not all. The

gentleman said it was, Caddie said you have more behind you, and insisted upon searching, but did not; Caddie asked Stunnel what he was doing on the other side, Stunnel said, let me come, which he did, and he instantly made a blow at the gentleman; the gentleman cried Lord you have cut me, then we shut the doors and went away.

Prisoners. We have nothing to say, and no witnesses.

BOTH GUILTY . ( Death .)

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. JUSTICE ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-9

491, 492. THOMAS CLADDENBOUL was indicted for feloniously assaulting Robert Chilton on the King's highway, on the 25th of August last, and putting him in fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person one watch, the inside and outside cases of gold, value 10 l. one steel chain, value 2 s. one seal set in gold, value 10 s. one base metal seal, value 6 d. one base metal key, value 1 d. one silk purse, value 2 s. and one piece of gold coin, called half a guinea, value 10 s. 6 d. and 5 s. in monies numbered, the goods and chattles of the said Robert . And James Taylor was indicted for feloniously receiving, harbouring, comforting, and maintaining the said Thomas Claddenboul , knowing him to have committed the felony and robbery aforesaid .


I was robbed the 15th of August, about half past one in the morning, near Whitehall . A man came out of a kind of entry that goes into Privy-Gardens , or some where there, and came behind me and knocked me down. I did not perceive or hear him before he put his hand on my mouth, kept my head close to the pavement, and took my gold watch and purse, there was half a guinea, and 5 s. or 6 s. and run away down Parliament-street; he struck me with a kind of bar, or something very heavy.

Court. Did it take away your attention for any time? - No; I called on the watch but no body came; I went home.

Then you lost sight of the prisoner? - I saw him run down Parliament-street.

Are you sure the prisoner was the man? - I cannot swear to him from the blow and darkness of the night, and something blue about his shoulders; I took no other observation of his dress; I saw him the same day about 3 in the afternoon; I went to Bow-street, and my watch had been brought there about two minutes before, they sent some men with me, they took the prisoner in Duck-lane, Westminster, and brought him to Bow-street, there I saw the prisoner; I attended there again on Saturday, and the prisoner was committed.


I am a pawn-broker in Broad Sanctuary, Westminster. I have the prosecutor's gold watch, which I received from the prisoner Claddenboul, he brought it the same morning about 8, and offered to pledge it for a guinea and a half; he offered it as a metal watch, I suspected him; he said first he had had it about a year and an half; afterwards he said about six weeks. I asked him who his Serjeant was, he was in a military frock dress; he said one Macmillan, in Stretton-Ground; I sent, and there was no such man, he was gone abroad. I asked him how he came by the watch, and whose it was; he said it was left him by an uncle at Canterbury; he said it was brought him up by a Captain of Horse; I asked him to produce that person; he said he would write to him. I was still dissatisfied; he then went and brought the other prisoner Taylor. I asked Taylor if he knew this man, he said he used his house, he kept the Duck, in Duck-lane; he said he knew Claddenboul had a watch, he had frequently left it in his care, and that he had at times lent him money on it. I said this watch is gold; he says it is metal; says Taylor, I always understood it was metal. I would not part with the watch, and I went to Bow-street, soon after the prosecutor came to give information of

the loss of his watch, and he swore to it there. The prosecutor went home with me, and the people from Bow-street went to Taylor's, and he pointed out Claddenboul. I was not present when he was taken, but my young man was, the prisoner was committed.

(The watch shewn to the prosecutor, and deposed to by him, only a gold seal taken off.)

Council for the prisoner TAYLOR.

Taylor spoke very diffidently of this prisoner when you spoke to him? - He said he used his house.


We went down to Westminster to look after Claddenboul; I applied to prisoner Taylor for Claddenboul, and he gave me every assistance about it. I told him it was the soldier he had been to the pawn-broker's about; he sent out a man, and the man returned back and told us where he was. I asked him to go with us to shew us the man, and he did, we took him; we desired Taylor to come with us, and he did.

Court. Then Taylor was in no shape backward to shew you the man? - He gave us every assistance in his power.

Was there any thing of blue in the prisoner's dress? - No.


I came off guard on Wednesday, and went to bed about 3 in the afternoon, and never got up till 5 next morning. I went to work, going through Westminster-Abbey, I met two soldiers, they asked me to drink, and then asked me if I knew of any place where they could dispose of a watch, I said no. I asked a woman of the town, she recommended to the prisoner Taylor's; they sent me to sell the watch, I offered it to Taylor, he looked at it and tryed it with aqua-fortis; he said he would give but a guinea. I came back and told the men; they said they would sooner pawn it; I took it to pawn, and then the gentleman stopped the watch but not me. I did not know what to say, I recollected in my own mind that the watch certainly must be stolen; Taylor said if they would let him have the watch for two guineas he would go and get it, and say it was mine, and that he had known me to have it a year. I never saw the soldiers after, they belonged to a marching regiment; but as I am no scholar, I could not tell the number on their buttons, they said they would satisfy me. I did not think of any thing of this kind, I sent for my Serjeant, but he is not come.



Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. JUSTICE GOULD.

Reference Number: t17820911-10

493. CHARLES WOOLLETT was indicted for feloniously assaulting Barnard John Cheeke on the king's highway, on the 24th of June last, and stealing from his person, one metal watch, value 40 s. one watch chain, value 6 d. two cornelian seals set in gold, value 40 s. one pair of silver buckles, value 10 s. one steel swayle, value 5 s. and six shillings in monies numbered, his goods and monies .

The accomplice Milbourne said. That man at the bar is an innocent man; Stunnell, me and Caddie did the robbery, I had neglected that, tho' I have brought every thing to light only going over the way, this morning to have a pint of beer and a roll and butter, I made enquiry what this robbery was, and the man is innocent, I thought of every thing I could before the magistrate, but I happened to neglect this.

Court to Prosecutor Can you swear to the prisoner. - I have Sir, and do really believe he was one, there were four, this man says three, but I am sure there were four.

Milbourne. There was Caddie and Stunnell that is two, and myself and one Blackhall who is not in custody.


I live on Fish-street hill, I was robbed on, Kingsland road between the new work-house

and the Fox, it was at night about ten minutes to twelve, I and Mr. Merrick were on foot in the middle of the road going to my house at Newington, when I got about that spot, I saw four men walking on the road, and when they came even with us, they jumped off the foot path, two went to Merrick and two to me, crying stop, stop, stop, they advanced closer to us and said, damn your eyes there is death before you, they pushed Mr. Merrick on the further side of the road, and me to the right, one had a pistol, and the other three each a cutlass, I desired them to behave like men, I saw my situation, they should have what I had got, there was a deal of swearing and blasting and that instantly, one of them took my watch out of my pocket, chain and two gold seals, as soon as he had taken my watch out of my pocket, he put his hand into my right hand breeches pocket, and I had only half a crown about me and another in my left hand breeches pocket, and took away my swayle, which is a thing that we carry on all our business by, they took my handkerchief and asked me what my buckles were, saying, there is death before you, damn your eyes, I told them they were silver, while they were taking them out, I turned round to see in what situation Mr. Merrick was, and the chap with the pistol butted it against my head very hard, I saw Mr. Merrick with a man on one knee, swaggering with a cutlass as if searching his pocket, while they were taking the buckles out of my shoes they held a pistol over my head and a cutlass to my throat, after they had done that, they bid us go, I told them it was rather too much, I asked for my half-pence which they gave me, I asked for my buckles, I said it was a shame to send a man home in that situation to be a laughing stock to his family, they blasted me, and said they were silver and they would not give them me; I gave information of this robbery, I attended at justice Wilmot's on the Wednesday, there were eight prisoners, the moment I went into the office I knew that man, I told all the company that was the man; they were with me about four minutes and a half, the moon was at the full, the road was as light as possible, and it was a place where nothing could shade; he was dressed in the same way at the office, I took notice of his red hair and the cock of his hat, turned up on each side; I am confident he was the man, Milbourne declared to me over the way he was not, but said it was a man of his size.

- MERRICK sworn.

Confirmed the last evidence, and said, he was positive to the prisoner being one of the men. He said he asked for his watch, but he had none, the prisoner took his pocket book and handkerchief, and shook hands with him, and was going to leave him; another man came behind him and hit him with the back of his cutlass, and said, damn your eyes where is your buckles? he said, they were in his shoes, but they were plated, Cheeke came after him and begged for his buckles.

Court. You say that the prisoner was the first man that you observed come up to you? - Yes; and he quitted me very soon. I saw the prisoner with a cutlass a-cross Mr. Cheeke first.

How far was you from Cheeke? - As far as to that door.

Was it light enough to distinguish? - It was as light in comparison as it is now, it was full moon, and we saw them a quarter of a mile off, I could distinguish him, I mentioned his having red hair, and the dress, he had a roundish hat.


My Lord I am really innocent of what I am now standing here charged for, I have nobody but God to witness for me, I am really innocent.

How came this man to be taken up? - I believe one of Mr. Wilmot's men took him.

GUILTY , ( Death .)

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-11

ANN BURTON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 19th of July last, one

silver watch, value 5 l. one steel chain, value 2 s. one metal key value 6 d. and six shillings in monies numbered, the property of Thomas Tunstall , in the dwelling house of Francis Kelly .


I have been a farmer in the country, but now I am a coachman in London; I lost my watch on the 19th, about eleven or twelve I had been out in the country with another coachman; I was not in place, he treated me, I was got a little merry, I was as sober as I am now, but higher spirited, and a young girl meets me which was catched last night, she asked me to go home with her, and she took me to the prisoner's apartment; I treated her with some gin, I know the house, and I know the door, I was as sober as I am this minute, I sent for some pork, and something for her supper, and in comes this other girl; and as we set at supper they asked me which I would like to stay with, and I told them: she was very well dressed then, she had fine black hair, and she looked very clever I thought.

Court. Give your evidence with decency, because remember one thing, that no part of this does you any credit, you stand in a very aukward situation? - I staid with the prisoner, the other girl went away almost directly, I bolted the door fast, and we went to bed, we had not been long in bed before I went to sleep, Sir, and I awoke about three quarters of an hour, and she was dressed and stood in the middle of the room with my breeches in her hand; when I went to bed I looked at my watch, and I put the key into the pocket along with the watch, for fear she should see any thing of the watch, and it should tempt her, and I saw the money in my pocket, I counted it, there was a new guinea, the last years coin, that I had hoarded up a long time.

Court. Where did you leave your breeches when you went to bed? - I put them under the bolster; she dropt the breeches; I had not so much power to rise as I should at another time, and I went out of the room but could see nothing of her; I found my money and my watch gone; I went to the door and asked the people what I should do; says a man do not you move yet, hide yourself behind the door, stay and see if she will not come back, so I got and hid myself: and in about an hour in she came, then I took her; I found nothing upon her, we took her to the constable's at the watch-house, and she would not acknowledge, but going along she acknowledged the man that had the watch, and that she gave it to that other girl, I have had nothing of my watch or money again.

What time did you go to bed pray? - It might be twelve, or between twelve and one; we set up a good while eating and drinking, we drank about two quarterns of gin and a pot of beer: when people are in such humours as them they do not take notice of such things.

Are you sure that after the other girl went out of the room you had your watch and your money in your pocket? - I looked at it, whether she heard the rattling of the chain I cannot tell.

Court. You really took out your money to count it, and to see it? - Yes, Sir; I turned my back the other way and I took it out to see it, I saw the guinea, and the shilling laying like that, and I just wised it into my pocket again.

Prisoner. My Lord, this man came down to New Prison to ask me if I knew any thing of the watch, I said I knew nothing of it; he said he would not touch a hair of my head. I have no witnesses.

GUILTY. But not in the dwelling-house . W .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-12

495. JOHN GRAHAM and JANE his wife were indicted, for that they on the 8th day of June last, at the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, having in their possession a certain bank note, No. K. 87.

signed John Benet , entered W. Rawlins, for the sum of 15 l. did feloniously alter the same by obliterating and defacing the letters e, e, n, and falsely forging and counterfeiting the letter y in two places in the said bank note, whereby the said bank note did become, import, and signify 50 l. with intent to defraud the Governor and Co. of the bank of England .

Second Count. The same as the first, only charging it to be with intent to defraud Cary Boucher and Christopher Alderson .

Third Count. For feloniously uttering and publishing the said note, knowing it to be forged and altered with intent to defraud the bank.

Fourth Count. The same as the third, only charging it to be with intent to defraud Carey Boucher and Christopher Alderson .

Fifth Count. The same as the first, only the words 50 l. instead of 15 l. with intent to defraud the bank.

Sixth Count. To defraud Boucher and Alderson.

Seventh Count. For publishing a certain other bank note the same as the third, only the words 15 l. instead of 50 l. with intent to defraud the bank.

Eighth Count. The same as the sixth with intent to defraud Boucher and Alderson.

(The prisoner John observed there was a mistake in the indictment, as his wife's name was Janet instead of Jane, but the court informed him, that he having pleaded in chief could not plead in abatement, but that if he had not pleaded the privilege would only have been momentary as another indictment could immediately be preferred.)

Mr. Fielding stated the indictment, and Mr. Howarth council for the crown opened the case as follows:

Gentlemen of the jury, I am counsel against the two prisoners, John and Jane Graham , who stand charged as you have heard from the indictment, with forging and altering a bank note, and with the disposing and putting off that bank note so forged and altered, knowing of its being forged and counterfeited. The policy of the law in order to correct a mischief so extremely injurious to the public credit, has made each of these offences a capital felony; it will be the object therefore of your inquiry to judge from evidence whether the prisoners both of them, or each of them, have committed either of these offences imputed to them in the indictment: perhaps in defence of the prisoner Jane Graham it may be argued she is a married woman, and charged as the wife of the prisoner John therefore intitled in point of law to some privilege which will protect her from the guilt of which she is charged. It behoves me to state to you, subject to the correction of the court, what I conceive to be the law in that case; I take it that the extent of such rule, if there is any such laid rule down is this, where a married woman in company of her husband commits a larceny, and nothing more appears, than that she was in company of her husband, at the commission of that offence, there a presumption is raised from the humanity of the law, to suppose, that the woman committed that offence under the dominion and authority of her husband; but that, as well as any other presumption, can only stand till there is a proof to the contrary; for I take it to be equally clear, that if from the evidence it should appear, that the married woman was the active person, and acted without the controul or interference of the husband, it would be clear in point of law, that she was involved in the same degree of guilt; if it should appear that it was not in the presence of the husband but distinct from him, I take it to be clear, that a woman in that situation has no privilege whatever; this I conceive is the law on the subject, the forgery now charged on the prisoners is, that of altering a bank note which originally issued from the bank, a bank note for 15 l. and by that alteration producing the operation and effect of a note of 50 l. the manner in which that has been effected has been this, it has been contrived by some method or another, to discharge the double e, and n, from the word fifteen, both in the body of the note and in the black letters of the note, and to substitute in their place the letter y, by which these two words appear to

be fifty, the fraud on the public is just that sum between fifteen and fifty; I shall state to you very shortly what will be the evidence that will be laid before you, in order to satisfy you that the prisoners have been guilty of that offence. The prisoner has stated that from the number of council who appear against him, he has some reason to be alarmed, I would ease him of this fear, because every body knows, that the only use that is at this time of day made of council in criminal prosecutions, is merely to state with a little more accuracy, the facts, in order to shew immediately their connection to each other, and to disentangle them from that degree of obscurity which they would receive coming irregularly from the mouths of the witnesses, the jury ought to pay no attention to what is stated by council, but only to receive the evidence as it comes from the mouths of witnesses, on that they are to draw their own conclusions and to form their own judgment, therefore, I trust, the prisoner will be eased of any alarm of that sort; I shall discharge my duty simply in stating that evidence, and you will draw the conclusions. The prisoner John Graham was in April last discharged from confinement; his circumstances were to the last degree necessitous, at that time he had lived for many years with the woman at the bar, who is called Jane Graham , his wife; they have, I believe a large family of children; immediately upon his discharge he had formed this scheme, which I am sorry to say, had been in his contemplation some time before. In his judgment, this mode of fraud upon the public was the most easily effected: it being necessary in order to carry it into execution, that he should be furnished with letters of different sorts in order to compleat his forgery, for that purpose he applied himself to a Mr. Rayner, who was foreman to a Mr. Caslon, who is famous in this town as an engraver; Caslon recommended him to Mr. Hodgson who is an engraver on wood, and stated to be a person very likely to furnish him with such letters as he should want. On the 8th of May the prisoner, John Graham , applied to Hodgson to have the letter y cut for him, to produce the effect of white on a black ground, so as to resemble the letters on the bottom of a bank-note; Hodgson at first made some difficulty about it, he said it was to mark some books, and particularly wanted the letter y; Hodgson said it is not likely to produce the effect, for you must have a little printer's ink, and that will daub the books. The prisoner said they were for a whimsical gentleman, and accordingly they were cut for him; he called and paid Hodgson for them and took them away; some time after he called again, and said these letters did not quite answer his purpose, and he wanted some numbers, as 2, 3, 5, 20, 30, and so on: respecting the letter y, I shall produce to you the papers marked by the prisoner, and the alterations he wished to be made by Mr. Hodgson in the cut of the letter y, a number of letters were cut and figures made by Mr. Hodgson, which were called for and took away by the prisoner Jane the wife. When you inspect the letter y. upon the note produced to you, and compare it with the letter y. produced to you, and the copy of that Hodgson's has engraved, supported by Hodgson's evidence, it will appear to you beyond doubt, that the alteration and the forgery in this bank-note, was made by means of this letter engraved by Hodgson under the direction and order of the prisoner: also that the prisoner John took away and had possession of this letter: shortly after this we find these notes so altered put in circulation; here there appears to be considerable art in John. In no one instance is he to be connected with the putting off these notes; the whole of that is left to the conduct and management of the woman: and there is no instance in which he can be connected with the putting off any of these notes. On the 8th of June, the note in the indictment was put off by the prisoner Jane; she went to the shop of a Mr. Alderson, Silk-Mercer, in Bridge Street, Westmister, where after having bargained for somethings,

The remainder of this TRIAL in our next.

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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO, The Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, On Wednesday the 11th of SEPTEMBER, 1782, and the following Days:

Being the SEVENTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon. Sir William Plomer , Knt. LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY E. HODGSON, And Published by Authority.



Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor) And Sold by Him, No. 35, Chancery Lane, (near Cursitor's Street) and by S. BLADON No. 13, Pater-noster Row.




KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.

she put off to him one of the forged notes altered from 15 l. to 50 l. that note will be traced very accurately, so as to leave no doubt, and brought home to the prisoner Jane, negociated by her; in a very few days after it was discovered that this note was a forgery, and upon taking it to the bank it was found that a note of that letter, No. and date had been issued of 15 l. but none of 50 l. consequently from that circumstance, without more, they were perfectly satisfied that this was a forged note. There could be no such note issued from the bank; the inattention of the persons taking the note is wonderful, as there is such a space between the letter y and the pounds, that they must with a little attention have seen it: this caused an alarm as you may easily conceive, and the officers of the bank in endeavouring to trace the offender, had discovered that the prisoner had been observed to be full of money, and putting off notes, and buying goods; but though the most diligent search was making after him he was discovered by accident. A Mr. Wright fortunately saw the two prisoners alight out of a post-chaise at Winchester, and they were apprehended at Southampton. It will be unnecessary for me to state to you the number of notes, but I have proof it amounted to eight, as appears by the confession of the prisoner Jane on her examination. On the morning of their being apprended at Southampton, their trunk was opened and searched, on searching that, the sum of ninety and odd guineas, and a 15 l. bank-note was found; the money in the trunk, the 15 l. note in the pocket of the prisoner. In that trunk was also found a great number of experiments on thin paper, made to imitate bank paper, with letters of this kind of ground; and theimpression of the stamps cut by Hodgson the engraver; also a box of paste and a little brush, for the purpose of pasting these letters on, when the letters e e n were discharged from the real bank-note; they then pasted a thin letter y on this paper in their place: then they pasted a bit of thin paper as if it had been worn by carriage. On John was found a 15 l. bank-note, on which as it is stated to me, an attempt had been made to discharge the letters e e n in the body of the note, and it did not quite succeed; the paper seemed to have suffered in the operation and be made very thin; in the back of that note are figures cast up for the purpose of hiding the operation, which appears to be cut exactly in the same manner as these on the note circulated by the woman. From these circumstances you will draw what conclusions

you think fit, this will be the nature of the evidence laid before you; on this evidence, in the first place, it will appear clear that there has been a forgery of the banknote committed by somebody. The question then is, By whom is that forgery commited? In order to satisfy you that that forgery must be committed by the prisoners, or at least by one of them you will have the evidence of Hodgson, who will state to you that the prisoner was put by him in possession of letters capable of effecting that alteration, and that that alteration was effected by means of these letters you cannot doubt, when I produce to you the pieces of paper in black and white, found in the box of the prisoners, in which these corresponding letters are found to be marked; I conceive that no doubts can remain that the forgery was occasioned by these letters, and by the possessor of these letters. Crimes of this sort are always committed in secret, where there is no eye to see; we can can only judge of them by probability. The forgery is as capable of commission by the woman as the man: there is no greater degree of ingenuity or art in this forgery, when you are in possession of the instruments that will make the letters, than to paste with great neatness the letter y where the letters e e n stood before. With respect to the other offence, the disposing and uttering these notes, you will observe, there is no evidence against John, except his being in company with this woman, standing to him in the relation of wife, having cohabited together as man and wife for many years, and going together to Southampton; you are to judge whether he is not to be connected with her in the crime of disposing of these notes. Gentlemen, these are the circumstances of this case, which I shall leave with you. I shall call my witnesses; and I trust, when you have heard them, you will be convinced, that the prisoners are both of them guilty of the offence charged in the indictment.


(Examined by Mr. Sylvester.)

What are you? - A printer.

What else? - A letter-cutter in wood sometimes.

Where do you live? - In George's-Court, Clerkenwell.

Did you at any time see the prisoner John Graham ? - He called on me from Mr. Caslon.

What day was it? - I cannot recollect the day Sir, about the 16th of May.

For what purpose? - He wanted two letters cut to stamp books for a gentleman in the country.

What passed? - He came from Mr. Caslon to get two letters cut in wood, I said I did not think it would answer the purpose, being a single letter, as if there was a line round it, because there is some difficulty to stamp a letter perpendicularly by the hand, I do not think any man could; and I told him if there was a line round it, it would stamp better; but he said he was a whimsical gentleman, and it was to mark his books where the authors names ended with a y. I told him it made no difference to me, I would cut it as I was in that way of business. He called again and paid me 1 s. a-piece.

What kind of a letter did he describe he wanted to have cut? - A text y.

What were the directions he gave you? - He brought the second time a paper, he said he believed the gentleman would want some numbers, such as 1, 2, 3, 4, if so be that they answered the purpose.

Look at that paper? - The prisoner brought this as a direction for more stamps, he paid for the two marks, I believe about the 20th of May, and he came, I am not clear, but I think in June; and when he came the third time he brought these two papers, he wanted these numbers that are wrote; he said the gentleman did not understand drawing, but he left the body of the y to me; I said he had better send me drawings; he said the gentleman did not understand drawing, it was left intirely to me, only the body of the y was to be for the size of - the black letter that was to be cut. I cut these numbers that are written down, and I drew them according

to my own fancy; I did not draw the y's according to that copy, as he said the gentleman did not understand drawing, I thought it was left to my judgment, and therefore, I drew them according to the common method of text letters. (The prisoner desired a chair for his wife which was granted.) I drew it according to my judgment of making that letter, there are many variations in the manner of making it, but I drew it according to my own judgment; I cut all thom numbers that he had written down, and he came and paid me 2 s. a piece for them, I made proofs of the whole that he had from me, there was 20.

Look at this? - (paper with proofs shown the witness) These are the marks that he had from me, I made them with my own hand.

Look at that? - This is what came afterwards, he had all them marks from me, and paid me 2 s. a piece; some time after he came again and said the gentleman wanted a set of marks a size smaller; it was some time afterwards, I cannot tell the date, and these that were to be done was marked underneath by a line, which may be seen, I fancy in the proof; the tails of the y's some of them were to be turned the other way as appears by this proof, when he gave me directions to do this, he was not clear which way the tails of the y's should be turned, and he said he would write to the gentleman, and desired me to leave the tails unfinished, he said he would call in two or three days; in a few days he called and told me how to finish them, and said his servant should call for them, he was obliged to be out of town himself; a woman called for them, whom I have seen since in New-Prison.

Look if you see her now? - It is the prisoner at the bar, there was 14 and she paid me 24 s. for them, this paper is the second that was done afterwards.

Counsel for the Prisoner. Can you fix the time when you delivered him the first letter? - The 20th of May.

The last May? - Yes.

What were the letters? - Two y's.

Which way were the tails of them turned? - The proofs are there.

He came from Mr. Caslon to you recommended, I understand? - Yes; I do a great deal of business for Mr. Caslon.

Do you recollect whether he said the gentleman he wanted them for, resided in England or Ireland? - A few miles out of town he told me.

Was you acquainted with the prisoner at the bar before he came from Mr. Caslon? - Never saw him in my life that I know of, only he said he came from Mr. Caslon.

You say the woman at the bar came for the last marks, did you ever see her before? - Not that I know of.

You have not recollected to say, I believe what money was paid for them by the person that fetched them? - The woman paid me 24 s.

I am inclined to think that you are mistaken? - I am not mistaken.

Those that the woman fetched away, were the last that were done? - Yes; they were tied up in a bundle, she did not see them.

You did not make any more? - No Sir; I never heard any thing about them afterwards.

In all probability you never saw the woman again? - Not till I saw her in New-Prison.

When you saw them in Prison, you went to look at this woman as a person that belonged to Graham taken up for the forgery of the bank-bill? - I was sent to see if I knew them, and then I knew her to be the woman.

Prisoner. We were particularly pointed out to him.

Prisoner's Counsel. Mr. Graham do you chuse to leave your defence to me or not?


Where do you live? - In Bridge-street, Westminster.

What are you? - A mercer.

Do you know either of the prisoners at the bar? - The woman I know.

When did you first know her, where did you see her? - As much as I can recollect it was on the 8th of June, she came to our house in the evening about 7 o'clock,

it was approaching to dusk, she desired that she might see some quilted sattin coats, in consequence of that I shewed her some, and she fixed on one, and we agreed for the price very soon, when we had so done, she said, I have a bill to change, a bank bill for 50 l. she shewed it me, I said, I I would change it for her; she desired to see some silks, she fixed on one, and I changed the note and gave her the difference, the goods came to 6 l. 12 s. I gave her two 15 l. notes and the rest in cash.

Did you know at that time the numbers of the 15 l. bank notes? - No I did not (a note shewn to him); this I believe to be the note I received from the prisoner Jane, I have reason to think it is, I remember the black mark that there is upon the top of it.

Who did you pay it to? - I paid it to George Capes .

Counsel for Prisoner. Do you know Mrs. Graham? - No, I never saw her before that time.

Perhaps not since until she was taken up? - No Sir.

All that you know the note by is this spot of dirt, you think it is the same? - Yes, that is all I know it by, and from my name that I put on it afterwards.

That is not the only note you took I suppose? - It was the only 50 l. I had at that time.

What time was it when she came? - In the evening, rather late, about seven o'clock.

What is your shop? - A mercers shop.

Your windows are full of goods I suppose? - Yes.


Look at that note and inform the jury whether you received it from any body, and from whom? - I received one, I cannot say this is the same, a 50 l. note, of Mr. Alderson, I gave it to my clerk Jackson a few hours after.

Counsel for Prisoner. Do you remember when you received that? - On the 13th of June.


You were sent to Mr Cape? - Yes.

Did you receive a bank note of him? - Yes.

What did you do with it? - I carried it to Mr. Dorrien the banker, he refused it, I gave it to Mr. Atkins to return it to Mr. Boucher and Alderson, from whom Mr. Capes had received it.


What did you do with that bank note that you received from Mr. Jackson? - I took it to Mr. Alderson's at Westminster, and delivered it into his own hands; I believe this to be the note, it looks like it.

Alderson. Is that the note that you received from Atkins? - Yes, Sir, it is the same.

Prisoner's Counsel to Alderson. The note appears now produced in evidence to have your name upon it? - Yes Sir.

Now that name was not put on it when you paid it to your neighbour Mr. Capes, but after it was returned to you as a bad note? - Yes, I know it so far.

When it was brought back to you as a note that was not good, then you put your name on it, and not before? - Yes, Mr. Howarth.

You were satisfied it was the same note? - Yes.


You are the cashier of the bank? look at that note and inform the jury, whether that note ever issued from the bank, and in that form in which it now appears? - This note issued from the bank only in the form of a 15 l. bank note, as will appear from the books, I presume I need not mention the alterations that have been made in it, they have been so often repeated.

In your notes of 50 l. have they a double for a single f? - A double f.

(The note shewn to the Jury.)

Prisoner's Counsel. You have been speaking with respect to this bill, I do not see any of your writing on it? - There is not.

Then you cannot say whether this ever issued from the bank? - There were two of the notes of 15 l. each from the entry.

Did you issue them? - No I did not.

Then all that your knowledge is founded upon, is some entry of the book? - I know the hand writing.

I suppose the parties that issued this bill are living, are they not? - Yes Sir.

Mr. Newland knows nothing of it? - I know it is a forgery.


You are one of the cashiers of the bank? - Yes.

Look at that note it appears to be signed by you? - It was signed by me.

What was that note when it was issued from the bank? - A 15 l. note.

Counsel for Prisoner. How do you know that, Sir, you see the note is an incompleat note, there are other letters introduced, what means of knowledge have you, that the note there is not in its original state? - I issued fifty 15 l. notes, this is one.

You have a paper in your hand with your name to it, it was not in the condition it is? - I can swear it was only for 15 l.

Why? - It does not correspond with the entry.

Did you see the entry made yourself? - No. I see it is a 15 l. the f's are not made in the same manner, they are double f's.

Pray Mr. Boult I have not a doubt about the truth of what you say, but I would have you speak no further than your knowledge goes, do you see all the bills that are issued from the bank? - No, nor I did not see this issued.

Can you upon your oath say, in the multiplicity of your business, that a 50 l. bank note never issued from the bank with such an f as that, can you say that positively, you can only speak to your belief Mr. Boult? - I believe it has always been customary.

But do not you frequently alter your plates? - Yes.

In order to make a variation, and to prevent forgery? - But never I believe with a single f.

But you cannot take upon you to say, that the bank have never issued such notes? - They have not lately.

But they might formerly? - Yes; but if you attend to the No. of this plate it is for the year 1781.


I am the entering clerk.

Have you a note entered by you of that number, and for that date, and for what sum? - It was issued out a 15 l. here is the name to it, and I am very positive to the sum.

Is that your writing in that book? - Yes.

Court. Was there any 50 l. notes of that date issued by you? - Not one of that date.

Court. There is the letter and the number? - Yes my Lord.

Is that entry your writing? - I saw it done.

Who wrote it? you cannot speak to it; - I saw the entry in the book.

And cannot you recollect whose writing it is? - No, it was some of our people.

Have you signed the book? - No, Sir, only the note.

Shut the book, Sir, when was the entry made of this note? do not look at the book nor at any paper. - I cannot recollect.

Nor can you recollect the person that made the entry in your book? - I cannot.

Nor can you tell whose writing it is? - Not for certain.

How is there a possibility of your saying with precision, that no 50 l. note was issued from the bank on that day? - By looking over the book for the day.

Have you looked over all the books of the bank? - Only my own.

Counsel for Prosecution. There is your name to that note, did it issue as a 15 l. or a 50 l. upon your oath? - Upon my oath as a 15 l.


You were one of the persons, I understand, that apprehended the prisoner? - Yes.

Where did you see him first? - At the sign of the George at Winchester; on the 11th of July last I saw a post-chaise come in, I saw Mr. Graham come out and Mrs. Graham, she was in a scarlet riding dress, I saw a hair trunk like this, whether this is it or no I cannot say, (a hair trunk produced). What day were they apprehended? On the 13th.

What occasioned their apprehension? - When I came to London, I mentioned to my master the governor of Tothill-fields Bridewell, that I had seen Graham at Winchester.

Prisoner's Counsel. Do not tell us what your master said.

You had orders to go in pursuit of them? - Yes; I apprehended them at the Coach and Horses at Southampton.

Did you search the prisoners? - I searched Mrs. Graham, and found nothing particular on her, she had a guinea, and a shilling or two; and the man that was with me, Gregory, searched him and found a 15 l. note and some bits of paper, there was upon the table 31 guineas and a half in gold, that I swept off with me, and put into a purse.

Where did you get that trunk? - I asked her after he was secured, what is become of your hair-trunk, that I saw with you at Winchester? says she, Sir, I have sent it away; I says to Mr. Gregory, Bob, you take care of them, and I will go and enquire about that; I found the trunk up one pair of stairs in a bed-room, and Mrs. Graham had the key of that room in her pocket, she gave me the key of the room, the trunk was shut, it was opened afterwards at Winchester; the key of the trunk was delivered me by the maid whom I sent to search Mrs. Graham.

When the trunk was opened, what were the contents of it? - The first thing I found was a little gallypot of paste; she wanted sadly to put her hand in for a handkerchief, but I said she must not before Lord Banbury and all the gentlemen; I found a paper with 69 guineas and 2 half-guineas; searching further, my Lord, I found some paper and some stamps.

Was there any wearing apparel in the trunk? - A great deal, I have half a dozen things.

Were any of the things that were in the trunk claimed by either of the prisoners before the magistrate? - The shirts were claimed by Mr. Graham, and the money.

Produce the other things that you found in that trunk. (Produced the gallypot that the paste was in, and the bottle that the ink was in, the cloth that the stamps were in, and some thin paper, with a number of impressions of letters on it, and particularly one paper with y's stamped on it, where some of the y's appear to be cut off, and a paper with great and little y's.)

Counsel for the Prisoner. Where was you when Mrs. Graham was searched? - I was in the room with Mr. Graham, she was taken into a private room to be examined by women.

So that all that you know of the key where the trunk was, is that the maid gave it you? Yes, Sir.

In whose possession has the trunk been? - In my possession mostly; these papers never were out of my possession.


You were with Wright when he apprehended Graham? - Yes; my lord.

Did you search John Graham ? - I found this in his great-coat pocket, (a pocket book in a case with a 15 l. note and some other papers.)

You have the shirts there? - Yes; two are dirty and four clean; one was taken off his back.

These you say were claimed by the prisoner as his? - Yes, Sir.


Where do you live? - In the Strand; I deal in ready made linen.

Look at that shirt that is there produced, and tell me whether there is any thing upon upon it, on which you have any recollection of it? - I know it.

Did you at any time sell it? - I sold it the 27th of May to Mrs. Graham, the prisoner.

How many shirts did you sell her? - Six.

How were you paid for them?

Prisoner's Counsel. I submit to your lordships, whether that question can be asked.

Court. Why do you ask the question Mr. Howarth? she was paid by a fifty pound bank bill, which I shall produce to you.

Court. We have considered of it, and it is not evidence, the case must rest here, upon this being a forged bill; she may have issued other forged bills, and may not have issued this.

- MACMANUS sworn.

Where did you find those things you produced? - At the house of one Mr. Morgan, in Bell-lane, Paddington.


Where do you live? - In Bell-lane, Paddington.

Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - Yes; one is John, the other I am sure I do not know her christian name.

They lodged with you? - They did; she quitted my lodging at Christmas, on new year's day.

Do you remember that man, Mr. Macmanus coming to your house to search? - Yes; he found these things in a trunk, and some in the drawers; they desired to leave them with me, and said they were going to Scotland.

You remember their being apprehended and brought to town; how long was it before that? - About three weeks or a month; I only did it to serve the prisoner.

Were any of their family left with you? - There were four children brought to me on Saturday evening, they said they should be obliged to me to take care of them.

To Alderson. Look at that petticoat, and see if you have any recollection of it? - I believe it is the same that Mrs. Graham bought, the quilter is here.


I quilted this petticoat for Messrs. Boucher and Alderson.

Prisoner's Counsel. You never quilted such another? - I have quilted several, but never for any body else.


I am a trunk-maker, in Coventry-street; I sold this trunk to Mr. and Mrs. Graham, he paid me for it.

To Hodgson. Are these the stamps you made? - They are the very stamps, but are not all here.

Court to Prisoners. Do you desire to say any thing for yourselves, or leave it to your counsel?

Prisoner John. She pleads by counsel.

Court. Your counsel cannot make any speech for you.

Prisoner John. We leave it to our counsel, and let our witnesses be called.

(Seven witnesses were called for the prisoner, and none appeared.)


Mrs. Graham is my own sister; I never knew any thing to affect her reputation in any respect in my life; about fifteen years ago she was married, I was present at the wedding.

(After the evidence was summed up, the prisoner John begged to be heard a few words, which was granted by the court.)

Prisoner. My lord and gentlemen of the jury: we had seven witnesses here this day who would have spoken to many particulars that would have entirely proved our innocence; of these witnesses we are deprived, but by what means I cannot comprehend; they were a short time ago in the lord mayor's parlour, and were seen by Mr. Wilson; since which they have all been ordered to go away, contrary to our knowledge; the meaning of this manoeuvre heaven alone knows. They would have proved the meaning of the stamps, I had a commission to procure them for a gentleman, at Thames-street, to be sent to Mr. O'Hara of Dublin: I applied to the type makers, they directed me to the wood-cutters; I delivered the stamps, when made, to the gentleman, who if he had been called here would have acknowledged it. The notes likewise could have been accounted for by respectable witnesses, householders, two of whom met Mrs. Graham,

and the other came up in the course of finding them. Having been deprived of our witnesses we are sold, were it not for the honour of these gentlemen that are to judge of the whole matter, they are men of honour, they are men of virtue: our confidence therefore is in the Almighty God, and in them. You will please to recollect, that the date of the issuing of the first note is considerably before the procuring of the first stamps, therefore the impression on that note could not be the effect of the impression of that stamp; besides, upon a supposition that I had any hand in the matter, had it been necessary for me to make letters or y's, I could have done it with a pencil or a pen, and the jury will find that none of them do apply. Gentlemen, this is for the last stake of our lives; we are the parents of ten children, nine of whom are now alive, we therefore hope the jury will do us justice.

Jury to Alderson. What day did you receive the note?

Court. The prisoner is talking of a thing that has not been given in evidence.

Counsel for the prosecution. The note I was talking of was a note paid to her on the 27th of May. Hodgson was paid for the first letters on the 20th of May. The note given in evidence on this indictment was taken by Mr. Alderson on the 8th of June.

The Jury retired about 10 minutes, and brought in their verdict.


GUILTY , ( Death .)

(The attorney for the prisoners informed the Court after the VERDICT that when the witnesses came to him, and he had heard their story, he was well satisfied in his mind, that whatever they could prove with respect to the finding the notes was an absolute falsity; and that they were such witnesses as he never would introduce to any court, and the prisoners counsel said he advised him not to call any witnesses.

The prisoner Jane Graham was recommended to mercy by the Jury.

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Ashhurst.

Reference Number: t17820911-13

496. ROBERT ADAMS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Robert Marks on the king's high-way, and taking from his person and against his will 7 s. in monies numbered, his monies , July 20th .


I am a sawyer ; I was robbed last July in the parish of Stepney by Cock-Hill , by the prisoner, between eleven and twelve on Sabbath-day night, it was the 22d of July to the best of my remembrance. The prisoner knocked me down before I saw him, and I felt him lay across my body, I got from under him, but in the meantime he picked my pocket of 7 s. I called out watch, and he ran away; he was taken at about twenty yards distance. He knocked me down with his fist I believe: I had been drinking a little, I was very well to pass; it was not a very bright night. I cannot tell how near the watch-box it was, he was dressed then as he is now.

From Prisoner. Whether I had not a brown jacket on? - That outside jacket appears to me to be the very same.


I am a watchman at Ratcliffe-Cross; I took the prisoner the 22d of July, between eleven and twelve, a little between Cock's-Hill and Stone-Stairs; when the alarm was given by the neighbourhood, the prisoner was running down against me; I took him within ten minutes after the man was knocked down; it was about a hundred yards to this alley, there was nobody else in the street: I took him to the watch-house, I found no money on him, he had a few half-pence, I cannot tell how many.

Jury. He had no silver on him? - No Sir.

Did he say any thing when you took him? - He said he came from Greenland Dock.

Prisoner. He said that was a tall, stout, lusty man that knocked him down, he told a lad so that was in the watch-house.

Question to Warren. Had Marks any difficulty in swearing to the prisoner? - Hearing the prisoner going on with his un-rude ways, blasting his eyes, and that, he said, I can swear to the man.

Prisoner. That lad is not here, I am just come from sea; I had got a ship, being rather in liquor, I left my hat in the boat, when Marks came to the watch-house, he was so much in liquor he did not know what it was for, any more than me.


Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-14

497. JAMES COX was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Henry and Francis Thompson , on the 27th of July last, and stealing twelve yards of thread lace value 4 l. and two pair of cotton stockings value 4 s. the goods of the said Henry and Francis .


I am a haberdasher in Oxford-street , in partnership with Henry Thompson ; on Saturday 27th of July last, within a few minutes of ten I was standing behind the compter, and heard a smashing of glass, I found the window broke, the corner of the wire was cleared of every thing that lay there, there were two cards of lace, which I had laid there myself about three o'clock in the afternoon; I had a pen in my hand for the purpose of marking them off, these laces were then gone, and a parcel of stockings which lay in that corner which I cannot identify, the two young men run out and brought in the prisoner at the bar, he had a handkerchief which he was dabbing his hands with, he had cut the fleshy part of his hand and all his knuckles, which were then all bleeding (the handkerchief produced, all bloody) I found nothing upon him at all, I never saw him from that time to this. Two or three people were passed by, but I had not the presence of mind to lay hold of them.


I was in the shop on the 27th of July, between the hours of nine and ten, I was standing close to the window, and heard the window smash, I cast my eyes to a corner of the window, and saw an arm thro' it, I had time enough to have laid hold of the arm, but I was so struck: we found the door fastened with cord, we broke the cord and pursued the prisoner, and never lost sight of him; when he found we were pursuing him, he made a full stop, and looked at a silver-smith's shop, Mr. Dickey clasped him in his arms, when we took him to the watchhouse we examined his hand, which was cut.

Prisoner. I stopped to look at some buckles in a window, and immediately some body came up to me, and took hold of me, and put my hands behind me, and told me I had broke a window and taken some things out of it.

Court. Were there any shutters or any thing of that kind in the window, to prevent his seeing you in the shop? - No my Lord.

Mr. DICKEY sworn.

I was standing in the shop at the side of the counter, I heard the glass break, clapped my eyes on the prisoner, and saw his face from the reflection of the candle, and his arm dragging out the stockings: I run and saw the prisoner running, he made a full stop, and turned round to look at some buckles, I caught him in my arms, we did not observe the blood till we came to the watch-house.

Jury. Could you observe whether any body was by, that he could give the things to? - I did not observe; his knuckles were cut and bleeding, the blood is on the handkerchief now, it was a darkish brown great coat which he had on: on the Monday we asked him, how his hand was cut? he said, it was our pulling him about.

Jury. You did not observe any person near him? - No Sir.


On the 27th of July I heard a noise, and I saw a mans hand in a brown great coat, I saw him grasp two pair of stockings, when they brought him back I went into the back shop, and his coat corresponded with what I saw in the window.


On Saturday, the 27th of July, I was shutting up a shop three doors off Mr. Thompson's, I heard some glass fall, I saw a man running along and stop at a shop, and I saw some body running after him, and they took him, and brought him back; he was in a great brown coat with a light brown binding, and a blue waistcoat, he has the waistcoat on now.


On Saturday, the 27th of July, the prisoner was brought to Marybone watch-house, I took charge of him; I recollect seeing him about half an hour before at another haberdasher's in Oxford-street, I thought him suspicious then; I saw another that I imagined to be with him, a shorter than himself, I heard them talking together.


I had been to Orchard-street, several people were running and they laid hold of me, and carried me into a shop, they used me very ill: on the Monday morning they said, they had lost two cards of lace, and on the Saturday night they said, they was very happy to think I did not go to the right window, for at the other window I should have had some lace: I was going to Wapping.

GUILTY , ( Death .)

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-15

498. MOSES JULIAN was indicted for stealing on the 23d of June two hempen bags, value 4 s. and 400 lb. weight of cochineal, value 300 l. the goods of Peter Thellusson and Co.


I lived warehouse man with Mr. Thellusson, Aubert and Simeon; on Saturday 22d of June I locked the warehouse about seven o'clock; no other person has a key.


On Monday morning about nine I saw the outer warehouse door open and a pannel cut out; the door to the compting house was locked; we went up to the upper warehouse, and found three bags of cochineal were gone; it comes to us on commission.

Counsel. Were the warehouse doors locked at all? - Certainly they were.


On Sunday morning 23d of June between four and five, I saw a coach between Botolph-lane and Love-lane, about twenty yards from the warehouse; I saw the coachman twice with hay seeding the horses; I returned to my beat.

Prisoner's Counsel. Was there any thing extraordinary in seeing a coach stand where this was? - No Sir.

Did you take any particular notice of it? - None at all, the prisoner at the bar is the man I saw, I had no conversation with him.


I saw a coach the corner of Love-lane with a pair of grey horses. The foot step

down and the door open about four in the morning of 23d June, it was about twenty yards from Mr. Thellusson's warehouse, the man said, he had been at Vauxhall all night.


I am one of the patrolles; as I was going home on Sunday morning, about twenty minutes after five, I saw a coach standing opposite Mr. Thellusson's gate, I saw the wicket open, and a man bring out a large white bag and put it into the coach, and said, I wish you a good journey, and went back and shut the gate, and went towards Philpot-lane; I took the No. of the coach 592, it drove away, I took no notice of the coachman.


The coach No. 592 belongs to me; on Saturday 22d June I did not come home till one in the morning, about four that morning the prisoner came, and said he had got a jobb, I bid him go and do it; he returned about six and brought me 4 s. On Sunday morning I found something particular in the coach, but could not tell what it was, it was a small thing, I thought he had been carrying some coals or a stove, it was small, square and black; the prisoner has drove for me six or seven years on and off.

Prisoner's Counsel. Was four o'clock a natural hour to come to you? - Yes.

Jury. What colour were the horses? - Grey. (Some cochineal was shewn him.) What I saw in the coach was very much like this.


I am constable of Billingsgate-ward; I went with Pike and his wife to apprehend the prisoner, and I swept out of the coach this, (producing some cochineal).

Mrs. Pike confirmed the evidence of her husband, and that the prisoner said he had been to a stage.

Mr. SIMEON sworn.

I was present at the prisoner's examination before Lord Mayor; he said a man brought him a bag and he went into Eastcheap, and was ordered to drive into the Borough, he said he went up Rood-lane, which is the contrary way into Fenchurch-street, and so over London Bridge; he said at London Bridge some people met him with a cart, that they took out the bags, covered them with a cloth, and he saw no more people, that he knew them not; he denied having told the watchman he had been at Vauxhall.


I set down the fare about the middle of Kent-street, I should know the place again, there was a little cart stood, a stage cart, they put them into it, and it went on towards Kent, I carry many people, I do not know who they are.


Tried before the London Jury, by Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-16

499. ABRAHAM MACUMACK and ROBERT PARSONS , alias BOB THE BARBER , were indicted for stealing on the 24th of June , one hempen bag, value 2 d. and two hundred pounds weight of cochineal, value 180 l. the goods of Peter Thellusson and Co.

There was no evidence to prove a felony.


Reference Number: t17820911-17

500. JOHN FOWLE was indicted for stealing on the 10th of August last, one leather bridle with an iron bit, plated with silver , the goods of Edward Jones .


I found my master's bridle on the prisoner, he sold greens and potatoes, there was no mark on the bridle, I knew it by the bit, which I have used these eight years.


Proves the bit of the bridle to be his, and never saw suchan other.

Court. I have seen several such.

SARAH BUTTERY gave the prisoner a good character.


Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. JUSTICE ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-18

501. MARY CUMMINS , AMELIA TREADAWAY , MARGARET CROTTY , ELIZABETH CROTTY , and ANN DAVIS , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the house of Peter Ward , at ten at night, and stealing thirteen guineas, one half-guinea, one bank-note for 10 l. eleven linen shirts, value 45 s. a woollen-cloth frock, with silver buttons, value 2 l. a cloth coat and waistcoat, value 1 l. seven stocks, value 7 s. fourteen pair of thread and cotton stockings, value 28 s. two cotton gowns, value 40 s. a lawn apron, value 6 s. a pair of sheets, value 10 s. a diaper table-cloth, value 5 s. and sundry other things, the property of the said Peter .


I live in Rupert-street , my house was broke open on the 28th of July last; I rented the first floor by the week. I came home a little before ten, and found my room-door broke open; I locked the door and had the key in my pocket. I thought a basket had fallen down, and put down my hand and got a woman, the prisoner Mary Cummins , by the legs, standing behind the door, she swore she would cut my bloody liver out, she cut me in three different parts of my hand with a knife, her mother and sister were on the outside of my door with a pint of beer, and canted it in my face. Margaret and Elizabeth Crotty struck at me, and her mother got me fast by the thigh, and the other two tangling my hair, and the prisoner Treadaway came running out of my room; I called two constables. On Monday morning Davis pawned my wife's gown, she said she broke open my chest. My door was half open, and the lock broke.


Confirmed her husband's evidence as to the robbery, and particularized the things in the indictment.

Ann Davis owned to this witness that she had pawned the gown.

John Barham a pawnbroker, produced a gown.

To Elizabeth Ward . Did Ann Davis say where she had pawned the gown? - She took the constable with intention of taking it out.


I heard of a house being broke open in Rupert street, I went to take these people; he said Elizabeth Crotty and Mary Cummins were in his room, and Amelia Treadaway ; I took them up, one of them confessed it, and said, that Amelia knew nothing of it.

For the Prisoners.


I stood in Coventry-street with fruit the night of the robbery. I met Mrs. Crotty, and Bet Crotty her daughter, and Amelia; they went home with me about 9, when I got home to the door Poll Cummins was going on the door of the back-house where I live, she stood up to let me in, I live on the same floor with Mrs. Crotty.


Confirmed the above, and added, We were in our room and they in their room, presently afterward his wife came and said they were robbed. I went to see what was the matter, as I went down Mary Cummins was coming up the stairs, Mr. Ward knocked her down, suspecting her to be one of the robbers, then her mother flew in to know what was the matter; she came out

of her own room: and in the skirmish Amelia ran up into our room, and they followed and took her. I left them three in the round-house, and came back and took the old woman Mrs. Crotty out of her own room; on searching about the room there was the cuff of a gown laid under a four legg'd stool in Mrs. Crotty's room, I picked it up, as I suspected the woman there lodged with her. The next morning I saw her, that is, the prisoner Davis, she owned to pawning the gown.

To Barham. How did you find that gown? - The prisoner Davis came with a constable, and said she had pledged the gown there.

The gown deposed to by Elizabeth Ward .

For the prisoner TREADAWAY.


On Sunday the 28th of July, the prisoner Treadaway went with me to Eltham, and staid there till near five in the afternoon, from thence we came to Kent-street, and to Lambeth-Marsh to her fathers, and staid there till half past eight, then walked to the top of the Hay-Market at half-past nine, and she was not out of my company.

For the prisoners MARGARET and ELIZABETH CROTTY .


I saw them all day standing with the fruit, and left them at half past nine.

Elizabeth Dean con firmed the above testimony, and added, that the prosecutor frequently got money for swearing for people, the character of his wife is well known to all the justices.

JOHN DUKE sworn.

The prisoner Amelia was at Lambeth-Marsh, about half past eight.

All five NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. JUSTICE ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-19

502. RICHARD GREEN was indicted for stealing on the 13th of August last, one hundred and fifty iron hoops, value 6 l. and six hundred weight of iron, value 6 l. the goods and chattles of our Lord the King .

A second Count charges it to be the property of Jonas Hanway , Esq ; and others.

A third Count charges it to be the property of Alexander Raby .

A fourth Court charges it to be the property of persons unknown.

(The witnesses were examined apart, at the desire of the prisoner.)


I am master Cooper of the Victualling-Office, I know Mr. Alexander Raby ; he makes iron hoops for the Victualling-Office, I sent hoops of his make to the Red-House at Deptford, on the 12th of August, one hundred bundles, marked with the broad arrow, and the initial letters of his name.


I delivered ninety-two bundles, I did not count them before.


I took the tally of them, there was ninety-two when they were brought to the Red-house: the charge was for one hundred.


I saw the prisoner between five and six in the morning of the 13th of August; I chased him all the way up to Arundel-stairs, I was on land, I thought he was a rogue; he had eight bundles of iron hoops; he went up in the Strand and got a cart, and put them in, I followed him to Leather-lane, he took three or four bundles into a man's house, and I collared him, and poked him into a public house, I do not know whose house, it was in Leather-lane; I suspected him because he did not row well.

Jury. So because he did not row well you thought he was a thief? - Yes I did.


Confirmed the testimony of the last witness.

Prisoner to Rock. Was not it at Surry-stairs ? - Arundel-stairs, upon my oath.


I apprehended the prisoner, and seized four bundles of hoops, I have had them since the 13th of August last.


I live in Leather-lane, the prisoner came to my house on the 13th of August, and asked me to buy some iron hoops, he said they were new ones; I told him I would have nothing to do with them, and I went out to give information. I did not see the hoops, they were in the cart; I did not like to buy any thing that was new: I suspected they were stolen.


I am brother to the gentleman that manufactured these hoops, they are my brother's make by the initials of his name.

(The hoops produced, and deposed to.)

Mr. Raby. They correspond exactly by the ends, the broad arrow is not on them.

Court. Do not you put the broad arrow on every part of the King's stores ? - No, my Lord, the broad arrow is put on them in the mill where they are rolled and made, if we were to put the broad arrow on them, it would cut them in two.

Court. Is the broad arrow on every one of these? - It should be, my Lord, admitting the broad arrow to be on them, I could not swear that they belonged to the crown, they are frequently rejected from the office.

Court. Till you do find the broad arrow it will not be deemed the property of the crown?

Mr. Young. I suppose fifty men could not do it.

Court. Can you find any broad arrow? - No, my Lord.


I was coming up Line-house-reach, a man was coming with these iron hoops, he asked me to row him up, and then to lend him a hand into the cart, and follow the carman; I was very lame, he stopped at the half-moon in Brook's-Market, I took three or four out, they took me up, I desired to send for the man, they said no; a gentleman came by at the time, who is in court now.

Season. He said he hoped I would be as favourable as I could.

To Rock. Was any body else in the boat? - Nobody, nor at Arundel-stairs neither.

Jury. How could you keep sight of him, as you was upon land? - He could not row very fast against the tide, I lost sight of him several times.



I am an officer of Excise, I saw a mob in Leather-lane on the 13th of August, to the best of my remembrance; I knew the prisoner, he said the man that hired him was at a public-house just by, but the constable would not let him go. I offered any thing, and all the money I had, and even to leave my commission with the landlord, but they would not let him go.

Court. Did it never occur to you to ask the man's name? - I went about my business.

Did he tell you the public-house? - I think it was the half-moon, I cannot be sure.

Season. My Lord, I was the first that had him in custody, and there was no such offer.

The prisoner called three witnesses who gave him a good character.

Jury to Mr. Young. Do you know that there were one hundred bundles delivered into the boat? - Yes, I can declare on a certainty from examining the clerk at the wharf's account, and the clerk of the cooperage.


Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

T. to America for seven years .

Reference Number: t17820911-20

503. WILLIAM ODOM was indicted for feloniously assaulting Elizabeth, the wife of Matthew Lee , on the King's highway, and taking from her one linen shirt, value 7 s. one pair of stockings, value 1 s. and one plain gold ring, value 3 s. the goods of Matthew Lee , August 8th .

And on a second indictment for feloniously assaulting Martha, the wife of Edward Crowther , on the King's highway, and taking from her one plain gold ring, value 4 s. and two copper halfpence, value 1 d. the property of the said Edward , August 8th.


On the 8th of August, at four in the afternoon, I took a walk in the Spa-fields leading to Islington, where I lodged, when I came to Merlin's Cave , I asked a little child where the water was, she told me; the prisoner came and said where do you want to go? I said what is that to you, he said it is straight along to drink the water as ever you can go, my dear; I had not gone above twenty yards before the prisoner came and laid hold of me, and said, have you any money in your pocket? he had a knife in his hand, and he said damn you if you do not give me your money I will rummage you, he held the knife against my throat, I put my hand in my pocket and gave him a penny, I said it is all I have, then he said your ring damn you madam, or I will cut your finger off, I gave him my ring, I turned round, and looked after him, as far as I could see him, he run away, I believe he went into Merlin's Cave, no body was near, he was with me about three minutes, I am sure of the man, he had the same clothes on he has now.


When he was apprehended I found this knife upon him. (The knife shewn to the prosecutrix, who said she knew it to be hers.)


This charge is by means of Isaac for the reward, and he backs the prosecutrix; he said, before justice Blackborrow, I will do you right or wrong, many a man's life is sworn away, I have witnesses that could have proved it, but I did not think I should be called up again.

GUILTY . ( Death .)

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

The prisoner was capitally convicted of robbing Elizabeth Burrill . See Part 1. No. 486.

Reference Number: t17820911-21

504. MAGARET ROWE was indicted for stealing twenty yards of printed cotton, value 5 l. the goods of John Evans , August 26 .


On Monday the 26th of August I lost a piece of cotton of twenty yards; I was from home, I can only prove the property.

JOHN LANE sworn.

I am a pawn-broker; here is a remnant of cotton about six yards, brought by the prisoner about five in the afternoon, of the 26th of August, she told me where she lived, and said she gave 2 s. a yard for it; I stopped her.


Produced another piece of cotton, which he found under the prisoner's bed. (The two pieces deposed to by the prosecutor.)


I have lived at Mr. Mason's three months, I went to Milbank, coming home my child wanted to ease himself; with respect to the court, I laid him down under a stable yard, I found this, I took it to be a paper, I brought it home to this Mason's wife, she said pawn it till the latter end of the week, and when I get money I will pay you the deficiency; two girls of the town lodged in the house, if I had stole it I would not have

told them where I lodged, my witnesses are not come, they were here yesterday.


(On the recommendation of the Jury to be confined to hard labour six months, in the house of correction .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-22

505. CHARLES CHURCHILL was indicted for stealing one gelding, value 20 s. the goods of James Wilson , August the 6th .


The horse is my property; I live at Winchmore-hill ; I lost the horse the 6th of August, about five in the morning; I missed him from my field, it was a brown gelding, and flesh branded on the shoulder, I. W. I have had the horse fourteen years, it was sold for 23 s. at Hopkins's, I found it in Sharpe's Alley, Turnmill-street, in a stable.


The prisoner brought this horse to me about eight in the morning, on the 6th of August, to be sold to the best bidder; he came two days after for the money; Mr. Wilson applied to me in the mean time; when the prisoner came again I secured him: I am sure of the man; and I am sure the horse is the same; I saw him in Bow-street. The prisoner said he was employed by Mrs. Mary Sharp , in Adam's Mews, he said it was not his property.


Please to hear my witnesses.


I am a farrier and castrator; I have known the prisoner a twelvemonth, I was at the prisoner's house, at Wilsdon-green, on Monday the 5th of August; I have a child at nurse there, and I went to pay for it; I slept with the prisoner that night at his house; on Tuesday morning, the 6th of August, he and I got up about five, and came to town, he came, being a porter in the Hay-market, employed to carry hay; about Orchard-street, there came a man riding on this horse, a large brown horse, he called him by his name, and desired him to take the horse to Hopkins's, and put it up to public auction, and he gave him 1 s. the man said he was going another way, and he got off the horse; he told the prisoner it was to be entered in the name of Mrs. Sharpe, and told him to bring him the money, to the New Inn, at Paddington, and he would make him further satisfaction, then we parted, the man was a stranger to me, the man said he supposed the money would be payable on Thursday.

Court. Where do you live? - In Drury-lane, No. 157, I kept a house last year in Tottenham-court Road, but it did not answer, my business in the summer time is chiefly in castrating.

Prisoner. The man's name was John Tomkins , he told me he lived in Adams Mews, near Tyburn turnpike. I had not seen him before for almost twelve months.

Court. Why was not you to carry the money to him there, instead of going to the New Inn, at Paddington? - He desired me to do so.

Jury. Why did not you send to this Tomkins? - They tell me he is removed.

Court to Hopkins. When this man was examined did he tell the same story? - He did.

Court to Squires. Is there any body in court knows you? - Yes, my lord; Mr. Howson knows me.

Mr. HOWSON sworn.

I have known him by living at Endfield, I am no business, I live upon what I have, I have lived there these forty years, he always bore a good character there, judge Ashhurst knows it if he was here.

Court to Squires. Is there any body else here that knows you? - I could produce one hundred people; I work for judge Ashhurst, and judge Wills, and for the duke of Chandos,

and almost all the families round that part which Mr. Howson knows.

Does Sir William Ashhurst know you personally? - I do not know, all his servants know me.

The prisoner called three witnesses who give him a good character, as did one of the Jurymen.


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-23

506. NATHANIEL COLLIER was indicted for stealing 30th of June last, one wooden portmanteau, value 5 s. one gold watch, value 15 l. one chrystal seal set in gold, value 30 s. four muslin aprons, value 25 s. one bombazeen petticoat, value 20 s. one pair of stays, value 20 s. the goods of Honour Upham widow .


I went with my mother on the 30th of June at night, in a coach to the Green Dragon, in Bishopsgate-street , on our arriving at the inn, the prisoner and some others came to our door, one of the others opened the coach door and took one bundle, and sent the coachman with another; I took charge of the portmanteau, the prisoner asked me to carry the portmanteau for me up the inn-yard, I looked at him, and said, can I trust you; he said I am employed in carrying parcels for the inn, I gave it him, and bid him put it in the stage-coach, I saw him go beyond the coach, and thought he intended to put it in the basket; I went to take care of my mother who was on the other side of the coach, and I heard a voice say which I am sure was the prisoner, Sir, your portmanteau is safe, the voice was repeated; my mother asked me where it was, I said in the basket, she said I had best be sure, accordingly I went to the basket; and asked for the portmanteau, but it was gone and the prisoner too; I saw him in custody the Tuesday following: I never got my property again, I was very nearly certain he was the person, but he denied it, and considering the distortion of a face of a person crying, I would not be certain. I am myself bred an anatomist, and recollecting the distortion that a man's face must have when he was crying, I could not be certain, as his face was different when I saw him in the compter, I saw he was the same person that had my trunk; I have now no doubt, I had a very good light at ten o'clock, at that time of year it is by no means dark.

Honour Upham . I went with my son and saw the lad at the basket holding the portmanteau; I should not know him by his face, I know no face, I am near sighted, but by the size and make of shoulders, he seems the same.


The gentleman said if I could tell him who took his portmanteau, he would give me two guineas, if not he would prosecute me.

Upham. I said no such a thing, I told him if he would give an account of it he should not be the worse, and I would not appear against him, he always denied it.


Transportation to America for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-24

507. SAMUEL BUSTON and WILLIAM ASHLEY , were indicted for stealing seven glass quart bottles, value 6 d. and six quarts of wine, called red-port, value 9 s. and one quart of Lisbon wine, value 18 d. the goods of Peter Thellusson and Co. 19th of August .

Mr. SIMEON sworn.

On Monday the 19th of August, I was going out at the fore door between 11 and 12, and I perceived the prisoner coming up the area steps, I followed him into Love-lane, and asked him what he had there, he said he did

not know, but he was to carry it to Billingsgate; I bid him set it down, I sent for a constable who inspected the hamper, and it contained seven bottles of wine, and a bladder full of wine, all red-port, except one bottle of white-wine; I charged Buston with the fact.


I am clerk to Mr. Simeon. On the 17th of August the prisoner Buston told me he had orders to bottle three dozen of wine; he came a quarter past 9 on Monday morning, I went down to the cellar and found him and William Ashley the other prisoner talking together in the cellar, and saying that he was almost ready; he told me he suspected the cellar was robbed, he was obliged to carry the empty bottles in from another place: after Mr. Simeon came in I followed him down the cellar, Buston begged not to be exposed, Ashley said nothing.

Prisoner. That gentleman delivered me the keys of the cellar.

Court. What is Ashley? - I do not know, I did not expect to see him there.


I was employed by that gentleman, he gave me the keys out of the counting-house, and he followed me down into the cellar, and he gave me another key to get some bottles, I could not get them down by myself, this man whom I have long known, chanced to be there, and I asked him to lend me a hand; this gentleman followed us down into the cellar, and he gave us two glasses of wine a-piece.

Martinius. What wine was this that was in the bladder and in the bottles? - I believe it was red wine.

To Simeon. What wine was it and where was it taken from? - I know nothing more than the man's own confession; he unpacked it in the presence of the constable, I tasted it, and found it to be red-port, it has been in his possession ever since.

Court. Was there any seal upon the bottles? - No my Lord.

To Simeon. What did Buston say when you brought him back? - He appeared by his countenance as I thought to be guilty, he desired to speak with me in a private room; he then begged I would not prosecute him as we had got the property again, I told him I could not pass over it.

The prisoner Buston, called five witnesses who gave him a very good character.



Buston recommended by the Jury, fined 40 s. and imprisonment one month .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-25

508. SAMUEL FARNHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August last, two yards of silk and incle stuff, called loretto , value the goods of John Hilton and Co.


I followed the prisoner one night by desire of one of the partners in our house, I spoke to him about a gun he had to sell as I understood, and we went to the Castle in Wood-street, a constable was sent, he was searched, and we found a piece of goods on him belonging to the house, about two yards and a quarter of silk goods (The goods produced); he said, it was the first thing he had ever taken without their knowledge.

Prisoner's Counsel. You was present when the constable said, he had better speak to his master? - No, I cannot swear to the stuff, but I can to the paper that contained it, as the private mark of the company is on it.

Was it not cut off by him for a Waistcoat? - No, it was a remnant; it was in this paper and pulled out of his pocket.

Aye, that we all know, there is a vast quantity of this paper about your shop? - The length corresponds with the mark.


Took him into custody, and confirmed the last witness's testimony.


I only meant to take it for a waistcoat, and pay for it.

The prisoner called five witnesses who gave him a very good character.


Transportation to America for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-26

509. THOMAS BROWN was indicted for stealing on the 1st of June last, one silver watch, value 20 s. one watch chain value 2 d. the goods of Abraham Lealter .

The prosecutor did not appear.


Reference Number: t17820911-27

510. RICHARD SALTONSTALL was indicted for stealing on the 26th of August last, two cloth great coats, value 40 s. the goods of Thomas Dee , Esq.


I am servant to Mr. Dee; on the 26th of last month I missed the coats, and a constable found them in the prisoner's possession, at the crown in Little Moor-gate. They are the same coats.


The last witness and the coachman asked me if I had seen a person go by with a bundle: the prisoner had sent for a coach, I pulled the great coats from a seat in a drinking-room; they are the two great coats.


I have nothing to say.


Transportation to America, for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-28

511. THOMAS BARRET was indicted for stealing on the 20th of July last, one silver watch, value 3 l. one steel chain, value 3 s. one stone seal value 6 d. one metal watch key, value 1 d. one hook, value 1 d. two shirts, value 8 s. one shift, value 1 s. the goods of Ann Milton , spinster , in the house of Jacob Whitebread , Esq.


I was left in care of Mr. Whitebread's house; on the 20th of July, the prisoner and two more came to look at the house, which was to be let. The prisoner went down into the yard, and I went with the other to shew him the house; while I was going up stairs, he came up, and went into the parlour, and took the things mentioned in the indictment: I saw the watch that instant, I missed it directly. I went out and cried stop thief, and two men took them.


I took the prisoner; I am a chairman, heard the cry of stop thief, and saw two persons running, the hindermost man called out stop thief, the prisoner run into Stafford Mews, and made an attempt to jump upon a scaffold; we searched him and found a watch.

- King, beadle of Mary-bone produces the watch, which he found on the prisoner, and has been ever since in his custody, and which was deposed to by the prosecutrix, her name being engraved upon it.


A young fellow I went with said he was going to take a house for his master, there was a cry of stop thief, he laid this watch down, and said, take my watch; I did not know how he came by it.

GUILTY . ( Death .)

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-29

512. MARY TUCKER alias HUMPHRIES was indicted for stealing on the 26th of July last, one guinea, one half-guinea, and twelve shillings in monies numbered, the property of Robert Reed , privily from his person .


I know the prisoner, I was robbed by her on the 26th of July last, in Ely-place, Holborn ; I was going home, and going thro' into Hatton-Garden, there were two others in company with her, they all three followed me up the place; the prisoner put her arm around my neck, and hung very heavy upon me, the other two were pretty near behind me, she put her hand into my pocket, and pulled the money all out herself.

Court. Did she do it forcibly? - Yes, my Lord; I was sensible off it at the time, I lost a guinea and an half, and twelve shillings: I am sure the prisoner is the person, she gave it to the others, they ran away, and I secured her, the others then attempted to rescue her; there was a watchman in the box, I called to him, he said it was not in his district. She said I should be sent for a soldier, and that I had robbed her of a dollar and an half-crown piece, so we were both sent to prison. Next morning I was discharged.

Prisoner. He took me up a passage with intent to lay with me, and then said I robbed him, because I did not chuse to lay with him.

- WRIGHT sworn.

I am constable of the night, I took charge of her, and she gave charge of him; I found no property on her.

Prisoner. My Lord, I was going up Union-court, Holborn, he followed me, and asked to go with me, he took me up Ely-place, he did not like to be decent, and then said I robbed him; he used me extremely ill; there was nobody but us two. I have no witnesses.


Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-30

513. FANNY SMITH and MARY WOOD were indicted for stealing six pieces of muslin, containing twenty-three yards, value 4 l. 10 s. the goods of Henry Neal , privily in his shop , July 29th .


My husband, Henry Neal , keeps a linen-draper's shop , at Paddington ; the 29th of July we lost six pieces of muslin, between two and three o'clock, I was in the shop, I saw it near two o'clock: the prisoners at the bar came into the shop and asked to look at some muslin: I never saw them before. I shewed them some flowered muslins, then they desired to look at some plain, then returned again to the flowered, and had one yard and a quarter, at 6 s. a yard, and went away, nobody was in the shop at the time, and nobody came in after. I saw the muslin till they came in, and missed the muslins directly, I followed them into Bell-lane; they went into a public-house, and Fanny Smith was going through, I told her I believed she had taken my muslin thro' mistake, she said she would go with me, and desired me not to make a noise, I followed her and the prisoner followed me; when she came to the house she went into the parlour, untied a handkerchief, and gave me the muslin; it was not put up with the muslin she had bought: she beg'd for mercy; people came in and insisted upon my prosecuting her. I have only valued them at 4 l. 12 s. but it is a great deal more.


We know nothing about it.

BOTH GUILTY , ( Death .)

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

They were humbly recommended to mercy by the Prosecutrix and Jury.

Reference Number: t17820911-31

514. CATHERINE HAYLEY was indicted for stealing one linen bed-gown, value 5 s. and one guinea , the property of James Connor , August the 4th .


I am the wife of James Connor ; my husband was in bed, I lost a guinea and a bed-gown; the bed-gown I found on the prisoner, who was a weekly servant to my sister; I saw her take the money off the table, and the bed-gown off the line.

Court. Why did not you stop her with it? - Not to mistrust her with the guinea and bed-gown.

Court. Why did not you stop her? - Not to mistrust her to be a thief.


My Lord, she lent me the guinea to go and release a cloak and petticoat of mine; it was two half-guineas out of her bosom.

Connor. I did not.


Confirmed the evidence of the last witness.

Prisoner. That woman was not in the house at all.

The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.


Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-32

515. JAMES KENNEDY alias MURPHEY , and THOMAS PHILLIPS were indicted for stealing on the 23d of August last, one box, value 6 d. and ten printed books, value 5 s. and one memorandum book, value 1 d. the property of James Hand .


I am a mapseller and stationer in Oxford-street , and the proprietor of the Green-man and Still likewise, my clerk informed me two men had stolen a box, and that the thieves were taken, and at the justice's in Litchfield-street.

(The box produced.)


Confirmed the evidence of the last witness,

and said he saw the prisoners together, and Murphey took the box.

Prisoner Kennedy. Ask him whether he did not say, at the justices, that he put the box at the end of the pavement for a trap to catch any body that came past? - No.

Prisoner Phillips. I was going up to Wardour-street, I asked this young man the way to Rathbone Place, he told me; a man said you was along with this young fellow.


( Transported to America for seven years .)


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-33

516. WILLIAM STEWART and SARAH SKETTLES were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of July last, six linen aprons, value 14 s. one linen sheet, value 6 s. one linen frock, value 6 d. one waistcoat, value 3 s. the property of Henry Lordaw .


I am wife of Henry Lordaw , at No. 1. Gardener's-lane , Petty France, I take in washing, I lost some linen the 19th of July; I lost six aprons, one sheet, one waistcoat, and one frock, they were in a basket under the kitchen window, in the yard, I took them off the line about eight o'clock, I saw nobody take them, I found a muslin apron at the pawnbroker's the next morning, then I got a search warrant, and gave it to the constable.

(The things produced by the constable, and deposed to.)


I am a pawn-broker; I had a striped muslin apron from the prisoner Sarah.

Is there any mark on the apron? - No; it is the lady's own work, she is here.


I know the apron to be mine; I worked it all myself, I gave it the last witness the day before to wash.

Prisoner's Counsel. What is that? - It is striped muslin.

That is not in the indictment, a muslin apron is not a linen apron? - When I went to draw the bill, I informed the man it was a muslin apron.


I am a constable; I searched the prisoner's house, and found the apron and waistcoat within the drawers, Mr. Lordaw was with me, he did not know them; I took the woman to the justice for pawning the other, the justice sent me for the man of the house, Stewart.

(The apron and waistcoat proved by the prosecutrix.)

Prisoner's Counsel. Was the information read over to you before you signed it, Mrs. Lordaw? - No.

Francis Reynolds . It was part read over, and when it came to the word, that they stole these things, Mrs. Lordaw made an objection.

Prisoner Stewart. I know I am innocent.

Prisoner Skettles. I bought the waistcoat of a cloathes man, and he pulled out two aprons, I gave 10 s. 6 d. for the whole, the man went home with me, and I borrowed part of the money of my neighbour, and I went to pledge the apron to pay her.


I was with the prisoner Skettles, and saw her buy the waistcoat and aprons, and she borrowed 4 s. to make up the money.



Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-34

517. ROBERT JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July last, a silver medal, value 5 s. the goods of John Towne , and 3 s. in monies numbered , the goods of James Dodd .


The 16th of last July I was at work in my master's garden, at Upper Clapton , about five or six in the afternoon this old man went up into the upper garden, where I was at work, while I came down to get some beer, my waistcoat hung on an apple tree, and there was a silver medal and 4 s. when I came back they were all gone but 1 s. I met the prisoner, I thought he had been stealing apples, I felt his pockets, and feeling none let him go, presently I found I was robbed, and I took him on the 17th in the morning. (The medal produced.) I had it of one Mr. Towne, it is his property now.


I keep a public-house; the prisoner came on the 17th in the morning, about six, for a pint of beer, and a slice of bread and cheese, and then another pint, then he offered this piece of money, and I detained him, and sent for Dodd; the prisoner said he brought it from Virginia twelve years ago; Dodd came, and said it was his.

Prisoner. Please your Majesty, I have nothing to say; I found the piece, it is the first time, and the last time; I never was guilty of any thing before; I have nobody to my character.


(On the recommendation of the Jury, to be confined in the house of correction .)

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-35

518. ROBERT KIRK was indicted, for that he on the 28th of July last, about one in the night, being in the dwelling-house of Andrew Sunstrum , one silver watch, value 20 s. and one silver buckle, value 3 s. the goods of the said Andrew, then and there being by force and arms feloniously did steal, take and carry away, and afterwards in the same day and year, then and there being in the said dwelling-house, did break to get out of the same, against the form of the statute, and against the King's peace .


About a month before I was robbed, two of my countrymen came with the prisoner to my house; I never saw him after till I was robbed. On Sunday night, between twelve and one, the 29th of July, I was laid down to sleep, I thought I felt something under the bed: I made the house fast, I got up and felt about, and went to bed again; my husband is at sea, I thought it was the cat, a considerable time after I heard something fall and break, and I heard a foot twice, it frightened me, as I had buried my sister; I called my mother, she brought a candle, I found the prisoner under the bed, as he came out one of my silver buckles was in his hand, I snapped it out of his hand, and my mother took the other out of his hand: the watch was hanging at the head of the bed, over the drawers, I said you have taken my husband's watch, he denied it, my mother advised him to give the watch and go about his business, and he would not give it: I kept him till the watchman came, he said, if you say another word I will cut your bloody liver out, then he immediately flew to the window, broke a pain of glass, and threw the screw out, threw up the window and leaped out, it was a one pair of stairs room, they are small houses, I never saw him but once before.

Court. How came you to begin your story with telling us that you had never seen him but once before; why did you suppose it would be enquired into? - Because I told it all as it happened, I knew him immediately.

Court. Is your mother here? - No; my mother is ill, she is always ailing, especially since my sister was buried.

Court. She was able enough to get up and fetch you a candle? - Yes; in a very great fright.

Court. What became of the man after he jumped out of the window? - I did not know his name, the men told me his name was Bob, I did not know his other name.

Court. Did you get your watch? - It is here.

- STOUT sworn.

I keep a shop in Church-lane, in St. George's in the east; the prisoner came to me with a watch wanting the out-side case, and told me he was recommended by a Mr. Hayes, and he wanted an outside case, he asked what it would come to, and he asked me to lend him a watch, I said I had none but customers watches, he said Mr. Hays was certain I would lend him an old watch, he left the other with me, and then he left my watch with a publican for half a guinea, they are both in the hands of the officers.

Court. Do you know Mary Sunstrum ? - I never saw her before I saw her at the officers.


Going round the parish, about one o'clock, I heard Mrs. Sunstrum crying at Bell Wharf, and talking to the watchman, she asked me if I had met a man running; she told her story, she said she should know him again, because he was at her house a fortnight before.

(The watch produced, and deposed to by the prosecutrix and Stout.)


Where did you get the watch you gave to the constable? - From the prisoner; his bed and chest were brought to my house, and he desired me to lend him half a guinea on the watch, but when I heard it was stolen. I delivered it to Mr. Forrester.

(The other watch shewn to Stout, and deposed to by him.)


I hope you will enquire into this woman's character, and see how she gets her bread, she is nothing but a common prostitute: I am a stranger in London, and when I first came to London I had a great deal of money, this woman picked me up, I used to work on board, and I was going to take a boat to go on board, and she called me in, I told her I had no money, and she gave me this watch, and told me to leave it for some money, or to take it with me; so I went to this watch makers, as I was in liquor I thought I had lost the case, and I gave it him to make another; I left that other watch with the man for half a guinea. This woman came to me in Newgate, and offered if I would leave her monthly money, and my will and power, she would make it up, and I would not agree to it.

Court to Prisoner. How came she to give you the watch without the case?

Prisoner. She gave me the case and all as I suppose, but there was another man began to quarrel with me, and in the quarrel I dropped the case, this man hit me over the head, this woman struck me twice and I jumped out of the window, I went on board and came on shore again, then I was taken up and sworn to.

Prosecutrix. I never was in Newgate, I looked through the gate, a gentleman called me and said, do not go too near, I only went to the gate.

Prisoner. She was in the ward indeed my Lord, and gave me 6 d. and the people would have killed her if it had not been for me.

Court to Prosecutrix. Is that true? - I went withinside the gate.

Court. You said just now you was not there? - I looked through the gate; he has been discharged from his ship, he has got a rupture.

Court. Is it true that he hindered the other prisoners from hurting you? - No, my Lord, I only looked through the bars.

Prisoner. My Lord there was Beaty and some more saw her and spoke to her.

Court to Mr. Akerman. Do you remember this woman coming into the prison? - My lord, it is impossible to remember, we let in two thousand people of a day, but Beaty can tell, he is not convicted of a felony, he is only for a misdemeanor.

- BEATY brought from Newgate and sworn.

Court. Look at that woman in the red cloak ? - I know the woman's face very well, I saw her last Monday.

Court. Where did you see her? - In the prison of Newgate, in the middle ward, the common side, she came there in company with another woman to see the prisoner at the bar.

Court. Was she up stairs or down? - She was up stairs, my lord, in the middle ward one pair of stairs, they all three came into the ward together as I was writing at the table.

Court. Did you hear any conversation that passed between them? - The prisoner told me she was his prosecutrix, and I got up from where I was writing, I spoke to her, and she sent for a pot of beer, she said she came to settle with him, and that was what she wanted, that would satisfy her, that if he would pay her for some matter that had been committed, that she did not want to hurt him.

Court. How long was she there? - The pot of beer could not come up, and the prisoners understanding her to be the prosecutrix, and knowing she had found a bill they went to use her ill, I begged of them not, as it would hurt the poor man.

Court to Prosecutrix. Is it true what this witness says? - I never went any further, but looked through the gates.

Court. Then it is not true that you went into the prison, and through the gates?

Beaty. It is a certain fact that she was there.

Prosecutrix. Curiosity led me in there, I did not understand the place.


(The Prosecutrix ordered to be committed.)

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-36

519. WILLIAM CULLIS was indicted for stealing seven pounds weight of hard soap, value 3 s. the goods of William Whitchurch , Andrew Skiddy , and John Skiddy , August 20th .


I am a proprietor of the soap manufactory ; John Skiddy and Andrew Skiddy are my partners; the prisoner has been our foreman two years, on Wednesday the 21st of August, at seven in the morning some soap was brought into the compting house in a bag, and turned out upon the table in presence of my men, I ordered in the prisoner; and charged him with taking it, he said after some hesitation, to be sure he did take it; I made him no promise, he did not pretend it was not my soap, there was my stamp on it.


I am a boiler to the last witness; as I was coming to work on the 21st August, about seven. I saw the prisoner's wife at a chandler's shop, says she, this is the way my husband robs his master, I am going to sell the soap, I took the soap which is the same that was at my master's house; the prisoner was called in and owned it.


My Lord and Gentlemen, my wife was out late at night, in the morning we had some words, she said she would go and do something or other that would hang me before night; about two hours after I went to my work, this soap was brought and one piece had his stamp, he said it was his property. The beginning of May I bought a quarter of an hundred for my own use, and the 3d of August I bought one hundred weight for a friend, half of it was stamped, and the other half not; a little piece I kept for my own use, this is the very piece, I said I knew nothing of it.

Court to Seagrave. What did his master accuse him of? - Of taking the soap.

Court. But taking it in what way? - Of stealing it, I believe he confessed that he did steal it.

Court. Did he say that he stole it? - He said that he took it.

Court to Whitchurch, Did he buy soap of you? - Yes; my Lord, and it was a different kind of soap.

- SKIDDY sworn.

He said he took it on the Friday night, but he did not see any great matter in it.


I am clerk to the manufacturers. The prisoner bought about the 6th of May a quarter of a hundred of yellow soap, he never bought any of that kind.

Mr. Skiddy. There was none of that soap on the premises at that time; the soap he bought the 3d of August he never saw.

Prisoner. Yes, my Lord, I opened it and took a bit out.

(The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a very good character.)


(On the recommendation of the Jury, fined 1 s. and imprisoned one month .)

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-37

520. JOSEPH EADES was indicted for burglariously breaking into the dwelling house of John Smith , in the night of the 10th of July , and feloniously stealing and leading away one gelding, the value of 20 s. the goods of Mr. Smith .


I live in Buckeridge-street, St. Giles's , I have a stable there, which belongs to my house, I rent it as one bargain; Mr. Buckeridge is the ground landlord, I am landlord myself. In the afternoon my gelding was put in this stable by myself, and I put a rope over his neck, I bolted the door before I went to dinner, the back door which goes into another street, I saw the stable fast at 10 at night, and the horse in the stable; I went to bed last, at half past 4 I got up, and the back-door was open which goes into the other street, and the horse gone; I searched for him, it was a poor bay horse; about 3 in the afternoon the prisoner was before the justice, and there he said he took the horse out about 4 in the morning.


On Thursday morning about 6, I heard some body knocking at my gate the 11th of July, I live in Vine-street, I saw the prisoner with the horse in his hand, a dark bay horse, he asked me to buy it; I sell dogs meat, I told him, I did not know till I looked at it, I thought it was rather too good to kill; I asked him where he got it, I took particular notice of it, he said he bought it in Kent, I thought he had stole it; he asked a guinea, I bid him half a guinea, and he agreed to sell it me for that; I told him to take it into the yard, and said I would get two half guineas, instead of which I went to the constable, and he took him to New-Prison.

Mr. FULLER sworn.

At 6 o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner, and he said he had the horse to sell, he asked me to buy it, I said it was too little for our work; my father is a gun barrel-maker, and lives opposite Minshall; he said he dare say it would go in the mill, it was a dark bay horse, he did not say where he got it, it was the 11th of July.


I am a constable. The 11th of July about 7, Minshall came to me and desired me to go to his yard, as he suspected he had got a horse-stealer; I found the prisoner sitting in the yard and the horse by him, it was a dark bay horse, he said it was his own horse, he said he bought it at Hounslow first, then at Kent. I took him into custody, and before the justice I heard him say, he opened Smith's stable-door, and took the horse out about 4 o'clock; the horse was delivered to Smith that afternoon.


I found this horse about 5 o'clock, and because I would not take half a guinea, Jack Minshall took me up. My friends are in the country, I have no witnesses.

Court. It is day-light at 4 o'clock in the morning of July.

GUILTY , ( Death .)

Of stealing the horse, but not in the night time.

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice GOULD.

Reference Number: t17820911-38

521. ELIZABETH BARBER , HENRY BANTUM , otherwise TENTON , ELIZABETH BRADY , and ELIZABETH ROSE were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Price , in the house of William Woodley on the 13th of July last, and taking from his person and against his will, one silver watch, value 40 s. half a guinea and 6 s. 6 d. in monies numbered, his property ; and William Woodley was indicted for feloniously receiving the said watch at the house aforesaid, knowing it to have been stolen .


I know the prisoners. The 13th of July last, about ten at night I went into the prisoner Woodley's house, at the bottom of Chick-lane , for a pint of beer, he keeps a public-house ; the prisoner Barber came and sat down by me, she asked me to go up stairs with her, I went with her; she wanted me to go on the bed with her; and I did not chuse it; I went to go out of the room, and I put my hand on the catch of the door, upon which some crockery ware fell down behind me, and I turned round, and the man Trenton, and two other women came into the room, their names are Elizabeth Rose , and Elizabeth Brady , they said had done damage, and should pay for it; I asked what damage, they said a great deal, and I must pay. I could get no answer how much, I turned to go to the window to open it to call the neighbours in, they pulled me back by the skirts of my coat, the man had his back against the door, and prevented my going out; I desired them civilly to let me go and to know the damage, if any; in the mean time Barber and Rose threw me down and fell upon me, and took my watch and half a guinea, and 6 s. 6 d. in silver out of my fob; then they let me get up, and in about ten minutes they let me go. I am sure of the persons of all the prisoners, I had two of them Tenton and Barber taken next morning; Tenton told the Justice he had sold the watch the same evening to prisoner Woodley, the constable found the watch in Woodley's possession.

Jury. Were they all four in the room when you was robbbed ? - Yes.


I am a constable. I know some of the prisoners; on Sunday morning I took Tenton, Barber was there, she was rescued and taken afterwards, I took them to Bridewell, and carried them to Justice Girdler; he asked what was become of the watch, Tenton at last confessed, the prisoner Woodley had it, that it was sold to him the same evening; we searched his house and found the watch, it was produced in my presence in the house, but I did not see it taken away.


I was at the Justices on the 15th, Barber and Brady were accused of robbing the prosecutor, Tenton confessed the watch was with Woodley; we went to Woodley's house along with Mr. Stevens and others, and found the watch in the bar, in a paper in a pint pot, we took Woodley to the Justice. (The watch produced and deposed to by prosecutor.) Woodley declared he did not know who had the watch, but if the affair was made up, he believed he would find the person that had it, he was at home when the watch was found.


I was present when Tenton said he had stole the watch, he said he sold it to Woodley; Woodley said he would give it me, but he had not bought it, one of these women had left it in his care; he then went into his bar, and took down a pint pot with a bit of paper, and this watch was wrapped up in it: Price said if it was his, there was T.P. marked in needle-work in the inside case.


I rely on your mercy: I look on it I am in the hands of very wicked people. It was a very wet night, I went into Mr. Woodley's about ten o'clock, and stopped half an hour; the prisoner was much in liquor, he asked me to drink, and where I lived; I told him he might go up stairs, an acquaintance lived there, the bed was down and made; he said, God bless me, I could not have thought so good a bed had been in this distressed place; says he, what shall I give you to lay with you all night; I says, Sir, you could not go to offer any body less than a crown; he said, I think half-a-crown is enough; I said make me a present of that; he said, undress yourself first; I said no, but there is no harm done, go down stairs again. There was a shelf behind the door, there were a dozen and an half of Queen's ware plates, two large dishes, and a bowl; he staggered against the door, and threw down the shelf, and broke the things; a little girl in the next room told Brady and Denton they were broke: he refused to pay for them. He took up a poker and hit me, and he went to hit at the cupboard with the poker, we pulled the poker backwards, and he fell down.

The prisoner Rose called four witnesses who gave her a good character.

The prisoner Woodley called three witnesses who gave him a good character; and one of them said he saw him lend some money on a watch, but could not tell what watch.

To Price. Did you see what was thrown down? - I heard them fall, and I turned round, they were a yard and an half from me; they were behind me, I never saw them till they fell, it seemed to be a board a yard long, and they seemed to be broke before, they seemed like white plates; there might be eight or nine.

Jury. Was you sober? - Yes.

Jury. Was there a candle in the room when you went up? - Yes.

The prisoner Trenton called four witnesses who gave him a good character.

The Jury withdrew half an hour.


GUILTY , ( Death .)

WOODLEY GUILTY , Transported to Africa for seven years .

The Jury recommended Brady to mercy .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-39

522. MARTHA WALMSLEY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st of June last, one pair of silver shoe-buckles, value 12 s. two pair of leather shoes, value 6 s. three linen shirts, value 6 s. three striped shirts, value 3 s. three linen aprons, value 2 s. one child's frock, value 2 s. one linen gown, value 3 s. one bed-gown, value 2 s. two pair of cotton stockings, value 3 s. two cotton curtains, value 15 s. one linen shift, value 1 s. two flat irons, value 6 d. one muslin neckcloth, value 1 s. one petticoat, value 6 s. one pair of pillow cases, value 1 s. one bolster, value 2 s. one table cloth, value 1 s. two sheets, value 2 s. one blanket, value 2 s. the goods of Henry Grealy , in his dwelling house .


I am a labourer; I lost the things mentioned in the inctment, I hired the prisoner to look after my wife, on Sunday morning I missed my shoes, I asked her for them, she said she had made a little money of them, she said she would go and get them, and she ran away.

( Christian Curtis , Phebe Oakley , Robert Davis produced several articles which were pawned with them by the prisoner, and deposed to by the prosecutor).


I did not take so many things as are mentioned in the indictment.

Court to prosecutor. If you can fix the value under 40 s. if she should be found guilty, it will save her life?

Prosecutor. God forbid I should take her life. I will value them at 8 s.

GUILTY, 8 s.

To be confined to hard labour six months in the house of Correction .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-40

523. CATHERINE SULLIVAN , and SUSANNAH WATTS were indicted for stealing on the 4th of July , eighteen guineas, and two pieces of foreign coin, called dollars, value 9 s. the property of Robert Sanderson , privily from his person .


I know the prisoners; they robbed me on the 4th of July last, about nine or ten at night. I was at a private house in East-Smithfield ; I went home from a public-house just by, with the prisoners; I went to bed and put my breeches under my head; I went to bed with Sullivan. I fell asleep, at about twelve they had taken my money, put it upon a chair, and had called in the watchman to look at it, they had a candle burning, they took eighteen guineas and two Spanish dollars. I awaked, and they asked me how that money came there, I asked them what business they had with it, and I went to bed again and staid till morning, I put up what money was left, there was forty guineas on the chair; I had fifty-six guineas, and a guinea in gold, and a guinea in silver, and two dollars in my breeches pocket, I earned it at sea; and at twelve o'clock they had taken eighteen guineas, and left me forty; that forty guineas was on the chair, I counted it, and missed the eighteen guineas and the two dollars. I went to bed with Sullivan again, the other went home; I only went to bed with one.

Court. How came you to go to bed again so quietly, when you found you had been robbed? - It was dark, and I had no where to go, I thought I might as well stay as go into the street.

Court. When the watchman was there, and you found you had been robbed, why did not you charge him with them? - I do not know, I staid there all night; they did not take any thing more from me.

Did you tell the watchman you had been robbed? - Yes I did, but they swore they had not seen a farthing of my money: I do not know the watchman's name. When I got up next morning, I asked this woman about my money, and she said she knew nothing of it, and she fetched the other, and they both swore very much, enough to fright me; I had them both taken up: I was sober and sensible, I had been drinking a little, I am sure I had the fifty-eight guineas in my pocket, and a knife and a key, which the landlord of the public-house brought me the next day out of his parlour, they were altogether in a jacket pocket, the money was in a cut purse.

To Prosecutor. Was your coat all over mud? - No.

- MAYNE sworn.

I attend the public-office in East-Smithfield; Brady wanted to let the prisoners go, they were very much in liquor, I took them to the office and searched them; they had no money in their pockets nor in their rooms, except in Sullivan's room there was an old pair of woman's shoes just at the foot of the bed, I shook them, and heard some money jingle, and between the two soles I found four guineas in one of them, she said it did not belong to her.


I have known the prosecutor nine months, he came to me and engaged me for the night, he was in liquor, and fell down in the mud; I asked him where he had been, he said he had been two hours and an half looking out for the house, he said two women had shoved him down. He sat down, and drank very

much in the public-house, and went home with me, and this young woman went home with me; he sent for a pot of beer, the public-house was shut up, when I came back, this young woman stood at the top of the yard, she said he was a very comical sort of a man; when I went in again he was asleep, and the money on the chair, I waked him, and he said he had been robbed; I called in the watch, and the officer of the night, and told them that the man said he had been robbed; the officer desired him to put his breeches on, and come along with him to the watch-house, and he would take charge of us; he would not go, he said he was not robbed. This man is only set on by people who want to swear away my life.

Jury to Prosecutor. Did you ever cohabit with that woman before? - Yes, once or twice.

( George Harding , a watchman, and Samuel Moses confirmed the account the prisoner Sullivan gave; and that the prosecutor said, damn it, never mind the money, I can go to sea for more. Moses asked him if he would give charge of the prisoner, he said he would not stay there to be bothered with a parcel of bloody watchman; he said, let me see my forty guineas, and Kitty, my dear, let's go to bed.)


Confirmed the prisoner Sullivan's account.

(The prisoner Sullivan called one witness who knew no harm of her with respect to theft.)



Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHUEST.

Reference Number: t17820911-41

524. HANNAH CHADWICK was indicted for stealing on the 25th of August last, ten men's hats, value 3 l. the goods of Samuel and Joshua Baughan .


I live with Messrs. Baughan; about the 24th of August I missed eight hats from a parcel I had looked out for a shipping order; that parcel was in the warehouse, I do not know who took them, I enquired amon gst the rest of the servants, the prisoner lined hats in the warehouse, she seemed much confused, I thought she had taken them; I went to Mrs. Williamson, and found a hat there, which was the property of the prosecutor, (the hat produced by Mrs. Williamson, the pawn-broker in Cloth-fair, who said the prisoner at the bar brought it to her, and she had seen her at her shop before.)


I beg for the mercy of the court.


Recommended by the prosecutor to be privately whipped , and discharged.

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-42

525. MARY WHITE was indicted for stealing on the the 6th of May last, one metal watch in a green shagreen case value 30 s. two muslin aprons, value 4 s. three pair of cotton stockings, value 3 s. one lawn apron, value 2 s. and one handkerchief, value 6 d. the goods of John Fawcett .


I am the wife of John Fawcett , I live at Portsmouth, I am a stranger in London, I came up on business, I lost a watch the 6th of May, I lost the things mentioned in the indictment, they were in my bed-room, which was up two pair of stairs, in Billiter-lane, Leadenhall-street, at the Lord Clive's Head ; I saw them at ten o'clock, and missed them about half after two, or between that and three. I was in the house all the time, not in that room, I was in the kitchen; the prisoner took them by her own confession in

prison; she was taken up for something else about three months after that. I saw her in the house the day I was robbed; I spoke to her as she was washing the dishes, she came as a servant between eleven and twelve, and took the things between two and three, and never came back again, she left an old cloak and apron behind her, I never got my things.


Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-43

526. JANE ADAMS was indicted for stealing on the 21st of July last, one silver watch, value 42 s. one base metal chain, value 6 d. one seal, value 6 d. one half-guinea, value 10 s. 6 d. one counterfeit shilling, of no value, and five shillings in monies, numbered , the property of John Barlow .


On the 21st of July I was robbed of a silver watch, half-a-guinea, and six shillings in silver, one was bad; the value of the watch was two guineas. I believe it was a woman that robbed me, she appeared as such; I was coming from the Borough, about ten or a little after, I was going to Limehouse, I met a dozen of them at Salt-Peter Bank , and they stopped me and asked me if I wanted a wife, I said I had one of my own; they made very familiar with me, I said if they would let me go I would give them half a gallon of beer; a small slip of a girl came to me, and asked me for the money, and I gave her a shilling: then the prisoner took me by my neck, and put her hand into this side coat-pocket and took half-a-guinea in gold, and 6 s. from me, one was a bad one, she ran away and I run after her, and she turned back, and robbed me of my watch, she took her hand and drawed my watch out, she run to the black-boy, and I pursued her and took her. The landlord and landlady turned me out, and said where I was robbed, there I might go. He knocked me down six or eight times, and beat me as long as he liked. The woman owned to my watch, after she was taken up.


We found the prisoner in bed with a glass-blower, the prosecutor knew her directly; and in her pocket there was some silver, and a crooked shilling marked with vitriol. The prisoner said he was at her house the night before, and left his watch upon the table.


I asked a young woman for a bed, and this gentleman was in her room, I went to a public-house with a young man, and he gave me 6 s. The prosecutor when he took me up, said he would not swear to any of the money; but the justice's man said here is a remarkable shilling, swear to that; he said he would not, I was not the girl that robbed him. I have no witnesses.

Jury. Was the half-guinea found as well as the silver? - No.


Tried by the first Middlesex Jury. before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-44

527. JAMES STEWART was indicted for stealing on the 15th of July last, one flag basket, value 2 d. and fifty six pounds weight of Malaga raisins, value 10 s. the goods of William West privily in his shop .

There was no evidence to prove a felony.


Reference Number: t17820911-45

528. CORNELIUS CALLAGHAN was indicted for stealing on the 19th of May last, one large table-spoon, value 10 s. and two desert spoons, value 10 s. the goods of James Campbell .


I keep the Shakespear's-head, Covent-Garden ; I had the spoons mentioned in the

indictment, on the 19th of May, and they were gone next day, on the 22d of July I was sent for to justice Hyde's, that he had in his possession three spoons with my name, and the name of my house, I found them to be my property; the prisoner lived at that time with a gentleman that used to come to my house.


I searched his box, and found these pieces of spoons (they were produced and sworn to by the prosecutor.)

Court. Did the prisoner acknowledge it was his box? - It was in his room, in his possession, he said he bought them of a foreigner.


When I first came over from America with captain Munro I was quite a stranger, and there was a servant to an officer of a man of war that I lent some money to, so he brought me these spoons till he paid me, I lent him about half a guinea; these spoons were in my box for above a month, and my box was open a great part of the time; I am a stranger in England, I have no witnesses.


Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-46

529. PENELOPE SWEETMAN was indicted for stealing on the 7th of June last, one cotton gown, value 3 s. two cloth aprons, value 2 s. one silk handkerchief, value 1 s. one linen shift, value 1 s. one cloth cloak, value 4 s. one plain apron, value 1 s. and one linen bed gown, value 1 s. the goods of John Gulliford .


I am the wife of John Gulliford , I live in Marybone-lane, No. 1. on the 7th of June, I lost the things mentioned in the indictment, about half past ten they were all in my room, I went to bed, and the prisoner was in bed, I took her in to lodge with me, she pretended to be bad with a pain in her bowels, and said she must go into the yard, she came back and said there was a man there, she walked the room sometime, and asked me to lend her a penny to go to next door to get something to do her good; she then said she had found her pocket, and she went out, there was no light in my room, my door was left open, I went to seek for her as she did not return, and I missed my gown, which I wanted to put on: I saw her afterwards, on the 5th of August, when she was taken with the bedgown on, I can swear to that, I got none other of my things.


I had been very bad, in Hyde-Park Hospital, through a fright I had from a child being killed, a wheel run over its head, and smashed its brains, I was destitute of a lodging, and I agreed to lodge with that good woman, I used to milk a few cows for a halfpenny a cow, I came home, and she was not at home, I went to the cow-house, and a woman gave me some broken victuals, and a penny for beer, I eat my supper and went to bed, about half after nine, having overcharged my stomach I was sick at my heart, I was taken very ill, I went into the yard; one of my fellow servants came to me, he told me of a place, and I went directly, and staid till morning, then I went hay-making, there I have been ever since; I know nothing of the things, I never was in confinement in all my life, I leave it to the mercy of God, and you good gentlemen.


Whipped and confined to hard labour in the house of correction .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-47

530. JAMES TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the the 11th of August last,

one cloth box great coat, value 20 s. the goods of Thomas Somers Cocks , Esq.


I am Mr. Cocks's coachman; I lost my great coat from the box in the stable yard, about nine o'clock at night, in Crown-street, Westminster , on the 11th of August last; I do not know who took it, I went into the stable for a lanthorn, when I came out again the coat was gone, it is my great coat, I have it here, I found it on John Boulton , he delivered it up directly.


I am a hackney coachman, I drive my own coach, and keep horses to let out, Mr. Cocks's coachman found this great coat upon me, I bought it of the prisoner, I think it was about the 15th of August, I cannot swear to the day, I had two box coats stolen within this twelvemonth, I have known the prisoner some years, he keeps the Duck in Duck-lane, he is a taylor by trade, I asked him to buy me a coat about three weeks before, he came to me and said he had a coat that would fit me, he asked me a guinea, and said he bought it in Rosemary-lane of a jew, I gave him a guinea for it, in five or six days after I was with my own coach, this gentleman came, and looked at the coat, and said it was his, I told him to look at it, I bought it honestly and fairly, and knew where I bought it, and told him where I lived, and there was the No. of my coach, I told him it was no object to me; next morning I went to his master, Mr. Cocks, and the prisoner with me, I left the coat there, the prisoner said the same to Mr. Cocks that he said to me, he said he might see the jew again but it would be difficult.

Counsel for the Prisoner. How long have you known Mr. Taylor? - Between three and four years.

Did you know him before he came into the public-house? - Yes, Sir, he kept a chandler's shop in Peter-street, Westminster.

Did you know that he was bred a taylor? - No.

When Mr. Cocks's coachman made application to you for the great coat, did Taylor shew any reluctance in going to the office with you? - He behaved as well as a man could do.

Answer the question fairly and candidly, did he go voluntarily? - He did.

And he told the same story at Bow-street, he had told you? - Yes.

Prisoner. I leave it to my counsel.


I am a mantuamaker; I have known Taylor four years, I go every Sunday to his house, I have a child of theirs to nurse, he was a salesman three years ago, and dealt in old clothes, on the 11th of August I was there, it was a Sunday, I have never missed one Sunday night this four months, being up so early in the morning, it was the prisoner's constant custom and practice to go to bed at six o'clock.

Can you swear that Taylor did leave his taproom, and go to bed on the 11th of August? - Yes it might be after six, but it was between six and seven.


I live in St. John-street, No. 14, I am a taylor and salesman; I have known the prisoner between five and six years before he turned publican, he was foreman at Mr. Loders, since he left them I have seen him deal at Rosemary-lane, I have bought dozens, hundreds and scores, scores of hundreds of things of strangers there, I do not recollect any particular garments, I have seen the prisoner buy, but I have seen him there.

Mr. Johnson confirmed this evidence, having known him deal in clothes.

Mrs. Loder said he was their foreman, and she and two others gave him a good character.


Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-48

531. JAMES COWPERTHWAITE was indicted, for that he on the 18th of May last, did feloniously make, forge and counterfeit, and after assist in making forging and counterfeiting a certain paper writing, purporting to be an inland bill of exchange, drawn by William Cooke , directed to James Scott , No. 5, Widegate-street, Bishopsgate-street, payable to Thomas Freeman or order for 9 l. 12 s. 6 d. in two months after the date of the same bill, for value received as advised , and which said bill is in the words and figures following: that is to say

"No. 95. 9 l. 12 s. 6 d. Winchester 29th of April 1782, two months after date pay Mr. Thomas Freeman or order nine pounds, twelve shillings and Sixpence, value received as advised, by Sir, your humble servant William Cooke ; to Mr. James Scott , Widegate-street, Bishopsgate-street, London," with intent to defraud Thomas Atwood . Another count for uttering the same with the like intention.


I am a taylor, I advertised to serve gentlemen for ready money, the prisoner came to my house, he said he came by an advertisement of mine, and that he wanted a suit of clothes, desired to see my patterns, he fixed on the coat he has on now, and silk waistcoat and breeches, and to be done by Saturday the 18th of May, and he would call and try them on; about 3 he came and ordered them home at 6, his address was No. 8. Northumberland-street, Paddington, he was going to tea, I found him then just going to tea; he asked me to drink tea twice, I said I could not stay; he desired me to write a receipt to my bill and he would pay me, instead of which he presented me with a Bill of Exchange, which I shall now produce. This is the same bill and has been in my possession ever since. (The bill read as in the indictment. Indorsed Thomas Freeman , James Cowperthwaite , no acceptance.) I thought he was going to pay me in cash; I said it was not accepted, he said it would be accepted immediately; I sent that evening I took it of him, and he drew up a note of hand, and I signed it for the difference; on Monday I sent again but it was refused acceptance; I sent it, and carried it a day or two afterwards and it was then refused; I went with intention to return it to the prisoner, and was then told he was gone and lodged in the city. I met the prisoner in the Strand a few evenings after, he told me the bill would have been taken up by Mr. Scott, if the goods had come to London, which were smuggled goods and were intercepted by some of his Majesty's revenue, and that the horses were shot under the men; he told me he would take up the note before it came due; a little while after on a Sunday I was walking in Lincoln's-Inn, I saw the prisoner in the gardens.

Court. Did not you desire his direction then? - He said he was not quite settled, he never gave me his address after. I told him I did not think the bill was good, he said the indorser was out of town, and he could not take it up; I went again to Scott after the bill was due and he refused to take it up; I saw the prisoner again and he offered me a bill of 42 l. drawn on a man at Parsons-Green; he swore he had not a farthing or a friend in the world, I told him I should take him to the justice, which I did, coming down to Bow-street he was observed to put his hand in his pocket, and secrete some paper, he was there searched, and another bill found upon him; I have been down to Winchester, and found a William Cooke .

Court. When he offered you this bill, who did he say Cooke was? - He did not represent that to me.


I am a poor man, I live at Winchester, I know nothing about this bill; I was sent by my Lord Banbury, and Mr. Porter; I can tell no further, than what I have, the letter and such things as that I can neither read nor write; a neighbour read the letter, it was a threatning letter concerning money, and I knew it did not concern me.

Prisoner's Counsel. You can neither read nor write, I think you say friend? - No, Sir.

You know nothing about this bill you say? - No Sir.

You know the letter did not concern you, what did you do with it? - I went to one John Cooke , and I thought his brother's name was William Cooke ; I carried the letter to the post-office and there delivered it.

So then the prosecutor brought you up? - Yes.

He might as well have left you there.


I happened to be in Bow-street the 31st of July, one Wednesday, curiosity led me there; the prisoner was brought in, the constable observed him to put something into his left hand pocket, this I took out of his left-hand cuff.

Prisoner's Counsel. Did you pay the money for it? - No.

You took the bill and did not pay the money? - Here is another that was taken out of his pocket.

You did not pay the money for that neither I suppose? - No Sir, I did not.

You are willing enough to keep a bill that was not paid, did you ever tender it for payment ? - No Sir.

So you have indorsed it, have you Mr. Ramsden? - I wrote my name on it, to know it again.

Did Mr. Atwood say that his name was forged to this bill, his own bill? - No Sir.

Court. Can you give any account of these bills, except that they were found on the prisoner? - At the time of his examination, Bond asked him who this Cooke was, he said he was a merchant at Winchester.

Prisoner's Counsel. You went there for your amusement? - Yes.

What are you then? - Nothing, Sir.

Prisoner's Counsel. Oh! nothing! very well then, nothing stand down.


I am a Peace-officer, the prosecutor came to my house the 31st of July, just before we came to Bow-street the prisoner put his hand into the fob of his breeches, and this note was found there.

Court to Atwood. Why was not Mr. Scott brought here? - I believe he is out of the way, he is in custody for coining.

Counsel. What the cheesemonger? - Yes.

Counsel to Cooke. You will never learn to read and write now friend, I take it ?

Court. There is no sort of evidence to affect the prisoner for forgery.


Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-49

532. WILLIAM GILLINGS was indicted for stealing the 1st of August ten yards of hempen cloth, value 3 s. the property of Edward Sayer .


I missed a barn cloth out of the barn on the 1st of August, where the prisoner and two others lay; I enquired of them where it was, the prisoner had a large bundle and I suspected him; he refused to let me look at his bundle, and said damn you, I will knock you down; he went away, I got assistance and stopped another of them, the prisoner then put down the bundle, and said he would knock me down, and told one of the others to run away with the bundle, the bundle was opened and my cloth taken out, I know it to be mine.


I was present when this man was stopped, I did not see the prisoner have the bundle, but saw the cloth taken out.


I saw the prisoner have the bundle, but did not see the cloth taken out.

(The cloth produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)

Prisoner. I am innocent, it is all spite and malice, because I would not work for him, the other young men had it.


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-50

534. ANN DAVIS was indicted for stealing 21st July , one cloth cloak, value 12 d. and one check linen apron, value 18 d. the goods of Edward Denny .


I live in a cellar in Oxford road, on 21st July the prisoner came down to me with an old hat to sell; I deal in old cloaths, she asked me to buy it, she said she had several old things from gentlemens houses where she chared, and she desired me to send my daughter with her for some other things.


I went with the prisoner, I went down Blenheim steps , I untied my apron and she took it from me, she said damn you I will have your apron to put the things in; she said she must have my cloak to put on her, and she put it on.

Mr. Middleton a pawn broker, produced a cloth cloak pawned on the 21st of August by the prisoner as he believed, but could not be positive.

Mrs. Dymer keeps a cloaths cellar in Monmouth-street, the prisoner sold her the apron for 5 d.


The mother lent me the cloak and apron.


Whipped and discharged.

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-51

535 CHARLOTTE GOODALL and JOHN EDMONDS were indicted for feloniously and burglariously stealing on the 8th of August last, (in company with John Simpson and Elizabeth Simpson not yet taken) in the dwelling house of Frances Fortescue widow , twelve yards of white sattin, value 4 l. 10 s. eighteen yards of other white sattin, value 7 l. eighteen yards of figured sattin, value 7 l. 10 s. eighteen yards of silk lutestring, value 4 l. 10 s. twelve yards of embroidered white sattin, value 12 l. one watch the inside and outside cases made of gold, value 15 l. one gold watch chain, value 5 l. one cornelian seal set in gold, value 10 s. one silver cup and cover, value 20 l. two silver goblets, value 7 l. two silver waiters, value 6 l. twenty-three silver table spoons, value 11 l. eighteen silver desert spoons, value 6 l. one silver soup ladle, value 20 s. four silver gravy spoons, value 30 s. one silver marrow spoon, value 6 s. seven silver tea spoons, value 36 s. two silver salts, value 40 s. two pair of silver tea tongs, value 15 s. fifteen linen shirts, value 15 l. six stocks, value 6 s. six yards of thread lace, value 20 s. and five guineas in monies numbered, the goods, chattles, and monies of Frances Fortescue widow: one silver waiter, value 40 s. thirteen table spoons, value 6 l. six desert spoons, value 40 s. eighteen tea spoons, value 50 s. one silver marrow spoon, value 6 s. one silver skewer, value 6 s. one pair of silver candlesticks, value 12 l. four silver bottle labels, value 8 s. one tortoiseshell snuff box mounted with silver, value 20 s. one blood stone snuff box mounted with metal, gilt, value 10 s. one metal etwee case, value 10 s. one shagreen etwee case mounted with silver, value 10 s. one silver thimble, value 12 d. one pair of stone sleeve buttons set in gold, value 20 s. two pair of stone sleeve buttons set in silver, value 10 s. one knife with a tortoise shell handle, value 2 s. four gold mourning rings, value 40 s. one plain gold ring, value 10 s. one gold ring with hair, value 10 s. one callico quilted petticoat, value 30 s. one silk handkerchief, value 12 d. one piece of foreign gold coin, called a thirty six shilling piece, value 36 s. one piece of proper gold coin of this realm, called a guinea, value 21 s. five crown pieces, value 25 s. sixteen half crown pieces, value 40 s. the goods, chattles and monies of Frances Trehearn widow, in the dwelling house of the said Frances Fortescue .

PRISCILLA GOODALL , wife of William Goodall , was indicted for that she on the 8th of August last, feloniously and maliciously, did incite, move, procure, abett, counsel and command the said Charlotte Goodall and John Edmonds ( with the said

John Simpson and Elizabeth Simpson ) to do and commit the said felony .

A second Count charges the said Priscilla with feloniously receiving, comforting and maintaining the said John Edwards , knowing him to have done and committed the said felony.

And STEPHEN BOUCHETT was indicted for receiving a part of the said goods, knowing them to be stolen .


My house was robbed on the 8th of August, I was from home; I left the house five minutes after four, and went to Mrs. Cotton with intention to spend the remainder of the day; about a quarter before seven a servant came from Mr. Kinder to inform me that something very bad had happened at my house. I went home immediately, and the maids were crying, by that time I found every thing in the greatest confusion, I went up stairs, I found every thing thrown out of the drawers, the drawers open and the locks broken and every thing thrown about the room, I then went into the room where the prisoner Charlotte was sitting on the bed in the back room, nothing had been touched in that room; the moment she saw me she clung round my neck and said, my dear mistress, and repeated it two or three times over, I said Charlotte do not mind for they have not hurt you; I staid some time with her, and casting my eyes towards the ground I saw the buckles were out of her shoes, why said I, Charlotte I see they have taken your buckles, she said, yes madam they have; I did not at all suspect her at that time: when I went to dinner I left the prisoner Charlotte and Elizabeth Studd in the house; I lost some silk out of a trunk in a closet in my room, it is a dark closet, and some part of it goes quite back, in this closet the trunk was as far back as possible; and things hanging over it.

On opening the door could that trunk have been seen? - No it could not.

Were the looks of all the bureaus in your apartments broke open? - Only in the front room, only where things of value were, no other locks were touched; I lost the things mentioned in the indictment to belong to belong to me (particularizing them), and several things which Mrs. Trehearn will speak to.

Court. What was the value of all those things together ? - Two or three hundred pounds; the money was in the bureau in my chamber; the principal part of the place was in the front chamber, some of it in a closet in the chamber where I sleep, this cupboard was full of spoons and some silver salts, there was also below stairs some gravy spoons and a waiter, and some spoons which we have constantly in use, they were carried up in a basket every night, and brought down in the morning, the basket had been brought down in the morning with the plate, and carried up again, the plate was always kept there, there were several knife cases, the spoons were taken out; I have at different times lost many things; I had missed money out of my bureau: Charlotte lived with me at that time, the other servant did not; I suspected her fellow servant that then lived with me; Charlotte had lived with me almost three years.


I went to the house of Mrs. Fortescue about six in the evening, before I went in, I went to the kitchen door and window to get the servants to come and open the door to me, being intimate in the family I did not ring; I went to the kitchen window, I saw no servants, I was going back to ring, I discovered the hall door was open, I had been a riding, I gave a smack with my switch; I heard a female voice or voices, which I thought to be fits, and seemed as though some woman was knocking her elbows and head against the floor; I was going up, and I discovered this hanger upon the harpsichord, (producing a hanger) that rather alarmed me, thinks I there may be thieves above, and they may be murdering either the ladies or the maids, I went to a neighbour and said, I wish you would let me have your servants to go back to Mrs. Fortescue's, there was nobody at home at this

neighbours, but the footman I sent to Mrs. Courteen's for some some of his servants, I followed the servants in, they rushed up stairs, and then called to me to come up, I went up stairs, and found the rooms in the utmost confusion, things tumbled about, I went to the maids, in came Mr. Cotton, Mrs. Trehearn, and Mrs. Fortescue; Mr. Cotton and I agreed to take the maids, and examine them separate, we examined Charlotte first, we asked her in what manner the thieves attacked her, says she I was sweeping the room, and they came to me, one of them said, I will do for you, (I think she mentioned two or three) because you gave your mistress an account we intended to rob the house a fortnight ago, and hit her on the breast, under the left side, with the but end of a blunderbuss (her breast was not examined) and then tied her to the bed-posts on the floor, we asked her how happened the little spots of blood on her apron, I think she said, she believed that came from her nose, there was no blood, but a few drops on the bottom part of her apron, says I, how come you tied, she told me, the men tied her, where did they get ropes; she said they had master Fortescue's skipping rope, she said they had robbed her, she had a valuable pair of buckles, Mr. Cotton and me examined the other maid, and found their two accounts vary very much.

Court. In what particular did they vary? - The other said she opened the door, a man knocked or rung at the door, and said he wanted her mistress, she immagined he wanted to look at the house which was to let, he had no sooner got in but one or two others rushed after him, and got possession, and obliged her to go up stairs, and shew them where the valuables were, one said a little after four, the other said between 4 and 5.

Court. That is much the same? - One said they were gone about half an hour ago, and the other said they were gone an hour or two ago, when we had gone through their examination, Mr. Cotton and I privately agreed to secure them, as parties concerned.

Court. I do not observe, Sir, in this account you have given any material variation in the accounts of the two maids, did they tell you at what time they were tied to their bed ? - I cannot recollect.

JOHN BIRD sworn.

I am servant to Mr. Cotton, I was at home in the stable about my business, the day the robbery happened, I went to the house, and went up stairs, and I saw Charlotte tied in one room, and Betty tied in another to the bedpost; this is part of what they were tied with (produces a cord and a pair of garters) I turned myself round, and picked up a blunderbuss from Charlotte's side, I cut the string from Betty's legs and hands, and cut the string from Charlotte's legs, coming down stairs I picked up this chissel. (producing a chissel.)


I went into Mrs. Fortescue's house with the rest of my neighbours, I found Charlotte sitting on the foot of the bed, I asked her if she had lost any of her clothes, she said she believed not, she had not been up stairs to see, I asked her if they had taken her buckles, she said they had, I asked the other, she said they looked at hers, and they were not worth their acceptance; Charlotte said Betty opened the door, and came to her in the dressing room, as she was sweeping it, she said there were two or three with her, and three with her fellow servant.


I examined Mr. Fortescue's house; I was at work there, and I found a pair of buckles in the drain, at the bottom of the sink, we opened the drain, and in the mud I found one, and the bricklayer found the other in my presence, (it was a long way they had gone in the sespool, under the sespool that went into the kitchen.

Jury. Was there no grate? - There is none at all, there is room enough to run your arm down. (The buckle shewn to Mrs. Fortescue who said she believed it to be Charlotte's buckle.)

The remainder of this TRIAL in our next.

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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON; AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex; HELD AT JUSTICE HALL in the OLD BAILEY, Wednesday the 11th of SEPTEMBER, 1782, and the following Days;

Being the SEVENTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Hon. Sir William Plomer , Knt. LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY E. HODGSON, And Published by Authority.



Printed for E. HODGSON (the Proprietor) And Sold by Him, No. 35, Chancery Lane, (near Cursitor's Street) and by S. BLADON No. 13, Pater-noster Row.




KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.


I live at Tottenham-Hill, the sign of the White Hart.

Look at the prisoner, Edmonds? - I cannot say I am sure of the man, to swear to him, nor will not. I have looked at him several times, (looks at him) I think I have seen him, but will not swear to him, I think I saw him at my house the 8th of August, about eleven or twelve o'clock, three of them came together, and called for a pint of beer, and paid for it, and went away in a little time, one in particular, I observed had got a green striped coat on, black and green ribs, that is all that I know about them, my house is about half of a mile from Mrs. Fortescue's, one of the three had such a coat on, but I cannot tell which.


Produced the cloathes found in the prisoner's lodgings; the coat was shewn to the last witness, and he said, that is not the coat.


You lived with Mrs. Fortescue ? - Yes, as cook, Charlotte was a fellow servant, I lived there near twelve months.

When did you first see the old woman, Mrs. Goodall? - I saw her on the 5th of August last, at Mrs. Fortescue's, about seven months after I lived at Mrs. Fortescue's, my fellow servant Charlotte to me there was a trunk in the closet, near my mistress's door, and she should like to see what was withinside it, she broke it open, and there were several pieces of sattin and she cut off each, sattin, and about four yards of green, she said she would take it to her mother to pawn, that her mother would go along with her, she returned home about six in the afternoon, she brought a bonnet, and about a month after she cut off a piece of spangled sattin, I believe it was about six yards, about a week or a fortnight after, she told me, that her mother came to the house, and said she had better have the house robbed, for if she did not get the money for the sattin, we should both be hanged; when the old woman came down; she said she would have the house robbed, and have the plate, and the money, and the rest of the sattin; it was fixed the first day that Mrs. Fortescue and Mrs. Trehearn was to dine out, that was to be the day of the robbery, and Mrs. Goodall said, she would get the men to rob the house, and we were to let her know the day that my mistress was to dine out; the night before she asked me if I would go the next morning to her mother's for her, and

said she would do my work for me, because her mistress had left her a particular gown to wash, that she did not like to trust me with; she asked the gardener, who sleeps in the house, to call us up next morning, he called us up a little after four o'clock, she said that I must tell her mother, that our people were to dine out that day, at Mr. Cotton's, she told me her mother lived next door to the Crooked Billet, Kingsland-Road, accordingly I went, and told her as how my mistress was to dine at Mr. Cotton's that day, and she said very well, she would get the men and come.

Court. What time did you get home just as I came in the clock struck men came between four and five on, John Edmonds and two came, and John Edmonds pulled he had under his coat, to leave in the she suspicion of our be- robbery.

there? - Three, the and.

come with re.

D the dress of any of them? - One was the others, he was dressed in that great coat, after that Edmonds broke open the closet door, which was in the chamber.

Did you and the other prisoner attend these men the whole time ? - We were with them all the time, I cannot tell what there was in it , there was a great deal of plate, but I never saw it open before.

Had you made fast any part of the house before these men came in? - Not by me, nor to my knowledge.

Had you any dog in the house? - We had a little lap dog.

What became of him? - I did not see.

Then these men proceeded to rob the the house? - Yes; then we were to be tied each to the bedstead, they took the plate away, and one went off first, and the other afterwards, and this man Edmonds tied me to the bed, I did not see Charlotte after, she went into the back chamber with them, after that they took out of my mistress's closet five guineas, they told us not to make an alarm for an hour after they were gone, that they might get clear: Charlotte told me that they took her buckles out of her shoes, she called and told me so after she was tied to the bed, I believe she tucked them under the bed, and the night that the constables came to her, she went and put them down the sink; in the wash-house, I saw the old woman the Saturday after the robbery was committed, she came and rung at the gate, and then came up the front way into the hall, my fellow servant was very ill, she said she wanted to see her mother; she had me out in the yard, and gave me four guineas to give to Charlotte, she said there was two for Charlotte and two for me, she said the other things were very safe, for she had sold them to a jew; John Edmonds , was with her, he came to see my fellow servant, he wanted her to go away, to her mother.

Jury. This was on Saturday the robbery? - Yes.

Court. How soon were you and prisoner taken up? - The Saturday ing.

What do you mean, that same Saturday that he wanted to take her away, and that her mother came down? - Yes, my lord, the mother went back with Edmonds and her husband, Charlotte went to bed, she was very ill.

Jury. What time was it in the morning that she brought you the four guineas? - About five in the afternoon.

What time was you taken up? - About eleven at night.

How did she come down? - I do not know.

How long did she stay there? - About half an hour.

Are you sure Edmonds was in the house? - I swear he was.

You are sure he was? - I am sure he was.

On the Friday morning after the robbery did Charlotte stay at home, or did she go out, she went between five and six to her mother, and returned about nine with her father.


Did you ever see Edmonds before the robbery of Mrs. Fortescue's house, the Thursday or Friday before the robbery? - Yes, Sir.

Was there any body with them, look at that old woman? - I do not think that she was one of them, it was on the first of August, the Thursday or Friday before the robbery; the first I saw was two women, came and had a pint of ale at the door.

Did you see that old woman at Tottenham any time before the robbery? - No.

Did you ever see Charlotte Goodall in company with Edmonds any time? - Yes.

Did you take any notice of Edmonds's dress? - That afternoon he had a striped coat with a cape to it. (Looks at the coat, and said she believed that was the coat, it looked like it.) There were two women in company with him, they went away together, and he came by himself and had a pint of ale; the two women went near to Mrs. Fortescue's, they were going to the house, and Edmonds went straight along as if he was going to London.

Look at that old woman? - I do not believe she was one of the women, there was one a young woman.

- LOVEL sworn.

I live at Tottenham, I know Priscilla Goodall the prisoner, I have seen her at my house at Stamford-hill.

How far is that from Tottenham? - About half a mile; she was in company with Edmonds, he waited for her, and when she came they did not seem to agree very well, and he said he would go where he pleased; this may be about a fortnight or three weeks before the robbery.

Did you ever hear her say where she had been? - They seemed to disagree, the man staid more than once or twice, and smoaked a pipe, and had ale and porter, and what not.

Do you remember her being brought to your house by Mr. Gates, the city marshal? - I remember, and I asked her how she did, and she nodded her head, and said how do you do, it was three or four days after she was taken; nothing particular passed, she told Gates she knew me, and had been at my house; it was coming from Tottenham-way to London.

- BROWN sworn.

You are a servant at Mr. Cotteens ? - I was then.

Did you ever see that old woman at Tottenham ? - No, I never saw her before the robbery, Charlotte told me her mother had been there the 23d of July.


I am the gardiner; on the 7th of August last before the robbery, I was desired to call Charlotte the prisoner, by the desire of both the maids; I called them a quarter before five, I always called them every morning, they were not up, before I went out, I would not leave the house unguarded. went to work a quarter before six.

Court. Did they usually desire you to call them, or did you do it as a thing of course? - is no fastening to the door of the garden; they told me they had some business to do, and they wanted to be up sooner than usual.


Had you any conversation with Charlotte about the other maids going any where? - All that I know about it was, that this Charlotte Goodall told me that Edmonds was one of the men that committed the robbery.

To Mrs. Fortescue. Was Mrs. Goodall at your house on Saturday? - Yes, Sir.


I live in Mrs. Fortescue's house; on Friday Mrs. Goodall brought Edmonds and another man with her, she, Edmonds and her husband, came to give a character to her daughter.


Where did you live in August last? - At Mrs. Goodall's house.

Who lives there besides? - Mr. Edmonds and I went to live there together; I know nothing of the robbery: in the afternoon about two o'clock, there was a girl which called her by her name, Bet Simpson; I saw Mr. Simpson, Mrs. Simpson, and Edmonds, and Goodall, the old woman; nothing particular passed: Bet Simpson came there between one and two, and asked Mrs. Simpson to lend her these cloaths, for she was going to be dressed in men's cloaths, that great coat was a part of them; they went out between two and three; Edmonds was at home, he went out about half after.

I understand you was going to be married to Mr. Edmonds ? - Yes, I was, and he desired me to say no other but what I was his wife, on account of his sister.

Had he any money then? - none but what from me.

he return? - Between ten was much in liquor, and in my lap; and he went to a public-house and ordered some beer, and there I understand he threw some money about, so he did when he came in again, and I seven guineas, five gold, the piece of larger than a guinea, I took it to be a thirty-six shillings piece; in the meeting he told me had received 8 l. of his own money, and that the half-crowns and that piece of gold was not his property. On Saturday his sister was to come; he went and bought me a new hat, and Mrs. Goodall and he went somewhere, but where I do not know.

Had you heard of the old woman being at Tottenham before the robbery? - No, Sir, I had not.

When were the cloaths brought back? - Either on Friday or Saturday, I am sure they were Edmonds's cloaths, they were lent to Mrs. Simpson, to dress herself in, and were brought back after the robbery.

What is become of Simpson and his wife? - I do not know.

Was the old woman present when the cloaths were returned? - Yes.

Did she know who had them? - Yes, she was in the house when Mrs. Simpson was dressed in them, and when they were returned.

PRISONER's Counsel.

How long had you lived with Edmonds ? - About eight days.

And did you in the course of eight days get so far at the depth of Edmonds's pocket to know what money he had? - No, Sir.

I understand you just now that you said he had no money but what you had seen; do you know any thing of that piece of money (shewing her a medal)? - I believe that is the medal that was shewn to me last Saturday night.

Who shew'd it you then? - I do not know; a gentleman sent for me and shewed it me then, he asked me if I could swear that was the same piece, and I said I could not; (looks at the medal) I do not think it is any thing like what I saw; ( the prosecutrix looked at it and said she saw nothing like that.)


I went to see Charlotte, the other servant the witness here, said that she was gone to Stamford-hill with her mother, and that I should either overtake her, or meet with Charlotte coming back again; at Stamford-hill I saw Charlotte sitting on a bench at a public-house door, along aside of man, when she saw me she left the man and run to me; I said your fellow-servant told me your mother was with you, and I saw it was a man; she told me it was her father, I said why did not you let your father stay, that I might have seen him; she said that her father was in a hurry to call on her mother, that her mother had been with her but was gone to Hackney; I went home with her.


I am a pawnbroker in Fleet-market, I know the old woman and Edmonds, the woman had pledged a suit of cloaths the 16th of May last, which were redeemed by Edmonds the 10th of August; I believe the woman herself pawned them, Edmonds and her took them out (the duplicate produced.)

I see the name of Jones on this duplicate ? - She used to come by that name, she wrote it herself.


I know nothing of Edmonds, but I saw him at a public-house, I do not know him by sight, only by seeing him at a public-house, that is the man, one night when I went in for a pint of beer, it was either a Friday or a Thursday, the very week the coiners were taken in Kingsland-road; I had not heard any thing of the robbery; I stood at the bar, and he came in and paid for a full pot of beer to the woman, and asked her to trust him, she did not scruple it, and he put his hand into his left-hand pocket and pulled out his hand very full of gold, I was frightened to see so much money, he put his hand into his right-hand pocket and pulled a great handfull more, in looking for a he dropped a large piece of gold, on droping it, the woman desired to see it, and he would not let her; I sat by the bar and seemed frightened, and he said what is the woman frightened at, I can shake money out of my shoes, and he shook two guineas out of his shoes; I was frightened to see so much money, I thought he had been a coiner, I did not know where he lived, she said he was a gentleman's son, and I said I thought he had had a very bad education.


I examined the prisoner Charlotte, I found two guineas, five half-crowns, and one shilling. Information had been given to Mr. Alderman Townsend, that she had received three guineas from her mother, she had bought out of it a handkerchief which cost 7 s. 6 d. and the money she had about her made up just the money.


How much had she? - Three guineas out of the four, she said very likely they might search me, and she gave me one guinea out of the four, I produced the one I had; the old woman herself told me that she had been at Mrs. Fortescue's several times before.


I act as constable, I took up the prisoner Bouchett; on the Monday night the 26th of August, I went down Whitechapel road; a publican said to me, says he, if you had been here last night you might have met with a job, there was one Bouchett the little Printer, and I know he does nothing for a livelihood: accordingly on Tuesday morning the 27th, I acquainted Justice Staples of it; I attended at the Rotation office; he went down with me, we found him in some of the back ways, and we went in, the justice and me, when we got into the house, the Justice asked him what he had done with that plate; he made an oath at the Justices and was very insolent, the Justice asked him if he knew him, he said he did, the said I will search your house, he be damned if you shall; Mr. Staples opposite to get an officer with me, a prisoner was so very turbulent Staples was gone, he got hold of my and swore I should not stay in the would not let him turn me Staples came back Burnets, when however we went up got hold of a long d searched, and found nothing in the house, he swore, and was very violent for coming down now for using the officer, you shall of him, and keep him till I come down in the evening, coming along I was side, and Burnett on the other, I put his hand into his pocket as they was going to ing something away, I told him to take his arm out of his pocket, met a Bricklayer's labourer, he run up him, I said, take nothing from him, I had not examined his person at this time; I got him to the Crown facing Whitechapel-church, there I searched him, and found in his coat pocket, a tortoiseshell fillagreed with silver; and in the lining of his coat an etwee case, and these gold buttons I took out of his breeches pocket; this ring I took out of his fob, and either in his breeches pocket or waistcoat I took out these silver sleeve buttons. (Deposed to by Mrs. Trehearn.)


I am a silver-smith in Bishopsgate-street,

I know the prisoner Bouchett, I bought of him (I think it was a month last Friday) a pair of tongs and spoons, he said he sold them for a poor woman in distress. (Deposed to by Mrs. Fortescue.)


I have known Bouchett twenty years, I knew him to have mortgaged his estate, he is a very honest man; he desired me to lend him four shillings on the labels. (The two labels deposed to by Mrs. Trohearn).


I am a watch maker and silver smith at Whitechapel church, I have known the prisoner Bouchett twelve or fourteen years; I bought a silver spoon of him about a fortnight ago, and sold it with another, I had no suspicion but it was his own; I had the spoon when it was taken up, and I attended the justice out was not wanted, then I saw him at and I sold the spoon.

The prisoners Charlotte and Priscilla Goodall called nine witnesses who gave them a good character.

The prisoner Edmonds called three witnesses with gave him a good character.


My Lord and gentlemen of the court and jury. Whatever turn this tryal may take, I can account to you how I came by these things; on 22d August 1782 my son went a fishing, and looking under a bank he saw a red handkerchief which contained this property, he took it out, and called his companion Samuel Stevens a lad of eighteen years old to look at it, I never saw them before he brought them home, and I pawned some of them; I have no witnesses.




To be burnt in the hand , and imprisoned one year .


Transported for fourteen years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. JUSTICE ASHHURST.

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536. CHARLOTTE GOODALL was again indicted for feloniously stealing on the 7th of May last, six yards of white sattin, value 48 s. and six yards of embroidered white sattin, value 6 l. the goods and chattles of Frances Fortescue widow , in her dwelling house .

And PRISCILLA, wife of William GOODALL was again indicted for that she on the said 7th of May, the said goods and chattles so feloniously stolen, taken and carried away, did receive and have, knowing them to have been stolen .


My house was robbed on the 8th of August, and I found some of that very silk had been pawned before by the prisoner Priscilla Goodall , by the name of Catherine Jones .

- BROOKS sworn.

I am a pawnbroker, the prisoner pawned six yards of white sattin the name of Jones, she said she from a lady near Soho square. shewn to Mrs. Fortescue, and her.)


I know the prisoner Pri 26th of April she pledged some white sattin, I do not know how much, (The sattin produced, and deposed to by Mrs. Fortescue.) She said it was for a lady near Soho square.

Elizabeth Treen . She told me she took the white and spangled sattin to her mother; she said her mother had pawned it, and she brought a bonnet back, there was six of white, six of spangled, and four of green, she told me it was pawned for a guinea, I never had any part of the money, her mother told her when she came to her that she would be hanged, if she did not take it out of pawn.

Prisoner Priscilla. I never saw or knew any thing of the robbery. I have two people

here that was with me all the day the robbery was committed.


PRISCILLA GOODALL , GUILTY , To be transported for fourteen years .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

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537. JOHN LLOYD was indicted for feloniously assaulting the wife of John Davis on the king's highway, on the 29th of August last, and taking from her person and against her will, one cotton gown, value 10 s. one muslin apron, value 6 s. and four guineas and three shillings in monies numbered the goods and monies of the said John Baries .

Prisoner. I hope the court will indulge me to have the witnesses examined apart.


But previous to her being examined

Mr. REYNOLDS was sworn.

Mr. Reynolds. A letter came to me from one of the Justices of the peace for Middlesex, informing me that the prosecutrix of the prisoner at the bar had been enticed into Newgate to the prisoner, and that the moment she came to him, a woman sitting upon the same bench with him had got up, and immediately accused her with robbing her of the cloak she had on, and an apron, and of various other articles, and that he was fearful of some trick in this business; it struck me as something very extraordinary, and I took some pains to enquire into it; I sent for the woman into my room and examined her very particularly and took down what she said, the next day the woman that accused her seemed to be very plain in her story and to have the appearance of truth, I desired my Lord Mayor yesterday in the afternoon to appoint a meeting to examine into this business, and after we had been with the people for about four hours, the prosecutrix in this business acknowledged that what the woman had accused her of concerning the robbery was true, and that she would restore the goods; and the keeper of the Compter went and found the goods as she directed him, she therefore appears to be a very improper evidence.

Prisoner. My Lord I wish to be indulged in a few sentiments.

Court to Prisoner. You need not say any thing.

Court to Jury Gentlemen you have heard what Mr. Reynolds has now said, and if you wish after that to examine this witness to be sure we will go on.

Jury. We should think it very improper my Lord.


Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-54

538. WILLIAM JONES alias PIKE was indicted assaulting James Flead , on the King's highway, on the 20th of August last, and taking from his person, and against his will, three check aprons, value 2 s. 6 d. one cloth apron, value 9 d. one sheet, value 2 s. three linen shirts, value 6 s. one pair of stockings, value 6 d. one linen handkerchief, value 9 d. the property of Jane Flead , widow .

Court. How old is Charles Flead ? - Going nine next Lord-Mayor's day.

Do you know what it is to swear, and take an oath here? - If I swear falsely I shall go to hell.

Have you ever been at church? - Yes, Sir.

Can you say your catechism, and the Lord's prayer, and the belief? - Yes, Sir.

Prisoner. My lord, he was taught this story at the justices, they have a story learned by heart, I would wish to have all the witnesses examined apart.


I am Mrs. Flead's son, in old Belton-street, she is a quilter .

Was you used to carry out things for her? - Yes; on the 20th of August, I carried out a bundle of dirty linen on that day to the washer-woman's, in Baldwin's Garden's, it was between three and four, I was going down new King's-street, for the nighest was down the steps, just at the alehouse, we put down the bundle of linen a bit, because I sweat; Thomas Davis the little boy in the whitecoat was with me, a butcher offered me a penny to go of an errand to the Rising Sun in Drury-lane, he had a short jacket, like a sailors jacket, then he offered me two-pence or three-pence, and I said I would not go, then I went up into Great Queen-street, again, the little boy and I, because I was afraid of being robbed.

By whom? - By William Pike , because it was the butchering fellow that attacked me first, I would not go, they dodged me to the corner of Great Queen-street , then they head, and he run away Great Queen-street, and the other run down Great Wild-street, and turned up a little bit of a court, the little boy run and called out stop that thief, and nobody stopped him, but he was gone, only one person run after him, he run into the ale-house, and there the people lost him, he was taken the next night, he had been at Peckham fair, I never got my clothes again, there was a new pair of stockings that never had been washed; I never saw him before, I often used to go by that place before, now I never go by it, he was dressed in a half mourning coat.

Prisoner. Do you swear positively that I was the person, that took the bundle, and that I had a half mourning coat? - Yes, I do, my mother never told me one word to say.

Court. It is not too late to tell the truth now? - No, Sir.

Was the story exactly as you report? - Yes.

Have you told us quite the truth?

Prisoner. If he left either a stick or a bundle with any person upon condition of going an errand? - No, Sir, I never did.

Thomas Davis . I am going on eleven.

Do you know what an oath is? - Yes, Sir.

What is it? - If I tell a lye I shall go to hell, and lay in a black place.

Prisoner. He was bid to say so at the justice's.

Have you ever been at church? - Yes, Sir.

Do you say your prayers? - Yes, Sir.

Have you a mother alive? - Yes.

Can you say the Lord's prayer? - Yes.

Court. Remember you must speak nothing but what is truth, if you speak a word that is not true, you are a very bad boy.


Do you know that little boy that was with you here just now? - Yes.

What is his name? - Charles Flead .

Were you together any time last month? - Yes.

Do you recollect the day? - The 20th of August, about three o'clock, we were going to Baldwin's Gardens, to carry a bundle to the washer woman's, a man stopped us, at the bottom of King's-street.

Had you put the bundle down? - It was upon Charles's head.

Had he put down the bundle any where? - No, Sir.

Did you rest yourself any where? - Yes; in King's-street; when we were going along New Cross-lane, one William Pike spoke to us, and said he would give us a penny to go the Sun, and fetch him a little box, there was a man in a blue jacket, appeared to be a butcher, they said they would give two-pence and then three-pence, we would not, and came back again for fear of them, a man came and snatched the bundle off Charles's head, and run away, the prisoner is the man, he run down Queen-street, and run down Queen-alley.

What clothes had he on? - A dark grey coat, like second mourning, rather darker.

To Charles Flead . When the man snatched the bundle off your head, did he say any

thing? - Yes; he said he would have it for nothing.


I am the mother of Charles; I sent him out on the 20th of August, with a bundle of linen a little after three; the little boy Davis came back in about half an hour very much frightened, and said, they had met two thieves that offered them money to go for a box, and they would not take it, and they returned back and came up Queen-street; I often told him if ever he delivered his bundle I would half cripple him: when we came to the justices the child knew him again, the neighbours told him his name, I never said I would have him hanged.

- TIBBS sworn.

I am a constable; I took the prisoner into custody, the boys came in and said, that is the man that took the bundle off my head, the tallest boy said so, in a minute after he had looked at him.

Was he particularly pointed out to him? - Not that I know of.

What did the other boy say? - They both joined that was the man; he had the same clothes, he has on now, the boy said he had something of a grey on then.


I was coming down Cross-lane, three weeks last Tuesday, between three and four, I observed a man with a bundle under his arm, he was running by my barrow, he turned up three or four steps towards Drury-lane, I am sure it was the prisoner, he was in a half mourning coat, my brother saw him, he is not here.

To Mrs. Flead. What was the linen wrapped in ? - In a large square broad check, a very noted handkerchief.

Prisoner. I never was near the place at all that any, nor for three days afterwards, the captain I came home with from the West-Indies is very bad of the gout.

Court to Carter. Are you sure he was the man? - I know he was the man that had the bundle, but I do not know that he stole it.

Prisoner. It is well known that I have no other clothes, but sailor's clothes since I came home, the child might be afraid to tell the manner in which he lost the bundle.

GUILTY . ( Death .)

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-55

539. CHARLES VERCOL and JOHN PAST were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Heskey on the King's highway, on the 30th of July last, and taking from his person, and against his will 8 s. in monies numbered, his monies .


I am a coachman , I was robbed on the 30th of July last, I took up a fare to Battle-Bridge, from Mr. Brooke's, I was got to the back of Bowling-Green House , eight foot-pads came and stopped my horses, I said do not use the horses ill, I get down immediately, and pushed the little prisoner from the horses, he stood facing me directly, I was as close as possible; I observed then that he was blind of his left eye, the other prisoner I had not so much talk with, he certainly was the man that put a hanger up to me first, and said you are an impudent rascal for pushing the other prisoner, I have a good mind to run you through, and the hanger was at my right breast; I am sure that was Vercol, he left me, and came back again, and said damn you, you rascal, what money have you in your pocket, he had his hanger in his hand, at my right breast, I told him I had no money, I had sixpence and some halfpence in the other pocket, but he did not search me, they bid me get on my coach.

Where were the other six? - I do not know; it was pretty nigh eleven, as bright a night as ever I saw, but I did not see any moon to my knowledge, but a very fine light night, they were with me four or five minutes, as near as I can recollect.

Prisoner Counsel. No moon that night? - I believe there was not.

Believe, why do not you know? - I did not see; I have not the least doubt in the world but they are the men.

How near was you to the man with the one eye? - Close to him.

He let you look at him? - The man behaved very civil, I assure you, I received no damage.

No, I do not believe you did; you went afterwards to the King's-head in St. Giles's? - Yes Sir.

Who keeps that? - Mr. Reynolds.

Did you sit down to drink at all? - Yes I did.

Were not the prisoners sitting drinking in the house? - No Sir, upon my soul.

Your soul is gone long ago; how long did they stay ? - As soon as ever I saw this Vercol, he put me all in a trouble, I went and told the constable of the night my story.

Then these men and you never were drinking together in the least in the house? - No Sir, not at all.

What box did you sit in? - They sit in the box facing me.

Then you had a full view, and you told the story of being robbed? - No, I did not Sir, I said nothing at all about it.

Then upon your oath you did not sit down in the box with these two men, and tell them the story of your robbery? - I told young Stevenson out of door, I did not tell him in the box.

Did you tell him that these were the men? I told him that was the man, one of them.

But you are as clear about one as the other ? - Yes.

How came you not to tell them about Past? - I do not know whether Past was at Mr. Reynolds's that night; I did not trouble my head with any body but Vercol.

Did not you take up this man in liquor there? - Mr. Reynolds came and said all out.

Just now you said there was not a man there? - No, I said not a man drinking, I had some words with Mr. Reynolds.

Did not the prisoners account before the justice for where they were all the day of the robbery? - I really cannot tell, I did not mind that over and above so much; I am very clear of the men, positive of the men, God forbid I should offer to hurt mankind for the sake of a half-penny or a farthing.

During the time you drove for Mr. Davis how often was you robbed? - Never.

Did not you tell Mr. Davis that you had been robbed of your fare frequently? - Never told him so in my life, so help me God, once, I vow to God I never did.

Mr. Davis is here present? - I do not care.


I was robbed the first of August, about eleven of a Tuesday night, in a coach, I know not who robbed me; it was in the Duke of Bedford's private road; there was a cutlass in the coach, but I was too frightened to know any thing about it; it was rather darkish I think, one man came and cut my pockets off, the other took my buckles.


We leave our defence to our counsel.


The night my son was taken up we went from St. Paul's Church Yard about half past one, we came in the evening to the Carpenter's-Arms, in White Hart Yard, Drury-lane; there was Robert Dawson and Charles Pace , between eight and nine Past was in company; the clock struck eleven when I came out of the door, the other prisoner was in company with him.


I saw both the prisoners there from half past nine to eleven.


I live at the Carpenter's-Arms, I went home at half past ten, and the prisoners were there then, and I staid till twelve, I was in their company.

Sarah Price the landlady; and Margaret Holmes the servant, said the prisoners were both at the house from half after nine, till twelve.


The prosecutor was my coachman ten or eleven months, he was robbed several times, three times in a fortnight.



Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-56

540. THOMAS HORNSBY was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Snow on the king's highway on the 2d of July last, and taking from his person and against his one silver watch, value 3 l. a pair of silvershoe buckles, value 10 s. one pair of silvershoe buckles, value 2 s. and half a guineas in money his property .

JOHN SNOW sworn.

I was robbed the 2d of July at the top of Kingsland road , I was riding inside the Tottenham stage, and the coach was stopped by some men, the thieves were on foot, I cannot say how many; they opened the door upon me and took my hat, and clapped my wig over my face, and took all I had from me, I begged them to save my life, but their cry only was murder, kill him out of the way; they beat my head very much, but I do not know with what; I could hardly move for two or three days, they robbed me of a silver watch, two pair of silver buckles, half a guinea in gold and some silver.

Prisoner. When I was before the Justice that gentleman said he never saw me before in his life.


I was driving the coach, we were stopped just opposite the Fox, the prisoner to the best of my knowledge got upon the wall and pulled my hat over my eyes, and clapped a hanger over my head; he gave me a knock over my fingers with the handle of the hanger; he swore he would run me through if I touched my hat; then Mr. Snow was crying out of the coach, and after that he got down, I had a sight of him before and after, and the association gentlemen took the hanger, it was twilight; I had a sight of him getting up and going down, I cannot swear positively to his person, I saw him at Justice Wilmot's office; I look upon it to be the prisoner, but cannot positively say.

MARK MORLEY , and NATHANIEL BRYAN , two of the Association Gentlemen, sworn.

On the 4th of July, in the met four men, two went on two on the other; we stopped the prisoner and another, we asked them going, I insisted on knowing; he dropped something, I called for help and Mr. came, a light was brought and we found pistol loaded almost to the muzzle; his hanger was found, they had dropped it, I know nothing of the robbery the was found on the other

Walker. I think that it is hard to swear.

Court. Be cautious and guarded, you really have no doubt you ought to be so ? - I think it is the hanger, it is very to swear to it my Lord.

Court. Have you any reasonable doubt - I am partly sure it was the hanger; the lock of the pistol was found in the co next morning.


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-57

541. WILLIAM MAYHEW was indicted for feloniously assaulting Elizabeth Randall on the 6th of August last, on the king's highway, and taking from her person and against her will a pair of stuff shoes, value 4 s. a pair of silver buckles, value 10 s. a black silk hat, value 10 d. a black petticoat, value 15 d. a linen shirt value 2 s. a child's

jam, value 2 s. a pair of cotton stockings, value 2 s. a silk handkerchief, value 3 s. and eight shillings in monies numbered, the property of the said Elizabeth .


I was robbed the 6th of August coming from Islington in the road near the new river head, at a quarter before nine; I was alone, there were five that attacked me, but the prisoner is the only person that knocked me down with the head of a pistol, he asked me what I had got in my bundle, he said blast you I will see what you have got, then after that he wanted more, and put his hand in my pocket, I begged him not to take my money, I had eight shillings which he took out of my pocket; I begged he would not use me ill; I was unwilling he should take my cloak, then he knocked me down and they dragged me into the fields, and held me while they stripped me, it was a place where there is mud and bricks; they all five were concerned in robbing me, three of them used me ill, the prisoner was the only one that was the occasion of it, three of them forced me whether or no, and hurt me very much I lost the things mentioned in the indictment; the bar said, blast you I will see, clean or no, and he cut me with a hanger because I would not yield to him.

Court. What, the prisoner wanted to have to do with you ? - Yes, my Lord, against my will.

Court. Where did he cut you? - In the middle part of my leg, the wound is as long as my finger, I must go into the hospital tomorrow: After this the prisoner at the bar had his will of me, two of them more had their will; I cannot say who the others be that had to do with me, I am sure of this man, two of the others had to do with me besides.

Court. You say this was about a quarter before nine? - Yes.

Court. It must be pretty light at that time of the year? - It was light.

Court. Was nobody coming in the road? - I did not see any body where they dragged me down, they had me about an hour, then it was quite dark; I am sure of the prisoner, I saw him at Bow-street about a week after, and picked him out from a great many more; I have recovered none of my things.

Court. When did you prefer this indictment ? - I had it last Wednesday, I had not money before; I am more positive to this man than the rest, because he was using me ill for a considerable time.


I took the prisoner in consequence of an information at Cock-hill, we seized the prisoner and three more, and there was three cutlasses and a large pistol loaded with two slugs; this cutlass the prisoner had in his bosom, (producing a long cutlass a yard long), the others, as nobody knew any thing against them the magistrates sent to sea; there were three women there, we brought them to Bow-street and sent to the people that had been robbed, this woman came, she had lodges an information about a week before, I was present, there were a great number of prisoners there. and the magistrates put them all together in a room with other people they are not prisoners; this woman came and fixed upon the prisoner immediately; there were about twelve prisoners and twenty others.

Court. There was no hint or information given her; - No.


I never saw the gentlewoman before; I work very hard for my living.

GUILTY . ( Death .)

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice GOULD.

Reference Number: t17820911-58

542. JOSEPH LEVY and JOHN WELCH were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the house of Elizabeth Jacobs at one in the night on the 8th of July last, and stealing one large copper, value 10 s. one copper saucepan, value 3 s. and one brass

boiling pot, value 3 s. the property of the said Elizabeth .

(The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the jury.


I am a washer in Bath-row King's-land-road . The 18th of July my wash-house was broke open, it is about five inches distance from the house and under the same roof; my copper, my pot, and saucepan were gone, I locked the door with a padlock, and if I had not locked it, a padlock will drop, so that I could not be mistaken.


I am a watchman; I took no things, I took the prisoner Welch the next morning, the corner of Cock-lane a good way from the house; I was in the watch house, a man came in and said, there is a copper going by with two young fellows, we went and stopped them, Levy said to Welch come along, Welch seemed to have been carrying it by his back being marked with white: The copper was in a cloth, and Welch cryed out thief, he had nothing on him; Levy down the copper.

(The copper produced, and saucepan, and pot, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)

- TOMKINS sworn.

I am a watchman, I saw Levy with the copper, and the other along side him, it was the 18th of July between three and four.


I met a man who offered me 9 d. for carrying it, the man was behind me.


One of the watchmen was fast asleep, and he swore against me at Justice Wilmot's.

Jury. How does the watchman suppose that the mark on the man's back was from the copper, as it was in a bag? - Yes it was in a bag, but I supposed it had been on his back before, and the other things with the other, as they were rather too heavy for one to carry.


WELCH GUILTY. Of stealing, but not of breaking and entering the dwelling house .

( Transported for seven years .)

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-59

543. WILLIAM PUCKNELL was indicted for stealing 7th July last, two brass locks, value 7 s. five iron locks, value 8 s. one steel spring, value 2 s. four pieces of brass, value 3 s. two cloth jackets, value 3 s. one part of an engine for cutting watch caps, value 20 s. and twenty pieces of iron, value 1 s. the property of Jesse Horwood .


I am a victualler ; the prisoner Pucknell and Francis Manning came to lodge at my house in Marygold Court, near Exeter Change , about the 5th of July, on a Friday they took one room, they were seemed to be busy cleaning their that afternoon a person that takes care of my business and house, came to me and said can any body get into your repository, which is a cocklost or store-room, the soldiers came down and went out, soon after I went up after they were gone; I keep the key, there was a trap-door that went out of their room, and went over several houses, I found every thing rifled, many locks and things were taken, and others put in a hole, I missed the things in the indictment: I went to Bow-street upon missing the things; I saw Mr. Clarke, he advised me to replace the things as the soldiers had left them, and then watch, I did so. I saw them come in, in the evening they went to their room; I loaded my blunderbuss, I went to bed and could not sleep, I came down early, and secreted myself in my bar, and locked my door; at six they came down, the prisoner at the bar came first, I searched his knapsack which was not heavy, I let him

go: on Manning I found these things (a quantity of old iron produced) in his knapsack, he said they were his own property, and he endeavoured to wrest from me my blunderbuss the first thing I heard the prisoner at the bar say was, if we are taken we must suffer.


I am a constable, I found these things at Mr. Franklin's in Tothill-street, Westminster, he keeps an iron-shop; it was the 3d of August, the same morning they were taken up.


I am a broker in Tothill-street, coming home I found this man and another selling old brass and copper, it was the 6th of August I think, I was before the magistrate when they were committed, it was the day before my man had bought of them 21 lb. of old iron, and gave 21 d. then there was some brass locks and some iron locks, and a sort of a spring, I offered 5 s. they would not take it they went out, and one returned and said, damn it, let us have the money; it was not the prisoner, but he was with him.


My Lord and Gentlemen; this was a wet day, a Saturday, I met Manning at the gentleman's door, and he asked me to stop a minute to drink, he went into this shop, and as it rained, I went in also, he sold some things, he brought the rest out, as they could not agree. I had an inspection for the morrow, and wanted to go home, he said, shop a bit, and I will go back and get the money; and he went and got it: we went to the Bull's-head, I left him there. I went to my sister's, and came home at night; I saw Manning standing at the end of the court, we went to bed; In the morning I got up and dressed myself in my regimentals, with my knapsack; when I came down my landlord searched my knapsack, and found nothing; he searched Manning and found his property; I advised Manning to confess, that I might not he brought into the hobble, which he did, and I directly told the landlord, and he promised nothing should hurt me.


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice GOULD.

Reference Number: t17820911-60

544. ELIZABETH JACKSON and MARGARET KING stand indicted for stealing on the 9th of August , ten guineas and half a crown, the monies of Donald Macdonald privily from his person .


On the 9th of August the prisoners robbed me at the Red-Lion, Nightingale-lane ; I believe it was between one and two in the afternoon; I was sleepy, I came up from Chatham and went into that public-house, and the two prisoners were there, and Sarah Mathews was there, I had something to drink, and was so sleepy I went to bed, and Bet Jackson was along with me; I started up, and the prisoners King had my money and my pocket-book along side of her, they were ordered out of the room, and they came in again when I was asleep; when I waked she had six guineas and an half in her hand, and my pocketbook along side of her on the floor, she was standing close to the bed.

Where had your money been? - In my breeches pocket, I put my breeches under my head as fast as I could; she hid three guineas, she began to loose her stays, and one guinea dropped from her, I had her secured, she gave me six guineas and an half: they put her into the lock-up room, the other was in the room.


I took the prisoners, I found them in Jackson's room, I found no money, I brought them to the public-house, and searched them again. I searched Margaret King 's mouth, I put my fingers into her mouth, and pulled out a guinea.


The prosecutor asked me to lay down with

him, and I would not, he started up directly and told me I had taken his money, a young man gave me a guinea to get his coat out of pawn, I have no witnesses.


KING GUILTY of the felony, but not GUILTY of stealing from the person .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-61

545. HANNAH BIRD , HANNAH HAWKINS , and MARY WHITE , were indicted for stealing on the 24th of August last, a silver watch, value 2 l. and a pair of leather pumps, value 6 s. the goods of John Hillier De Merrick .


On the 24th of August I was robbed of a watch and a pair of pumps, the prisoners opped me in East-Smithfield , they carried me down Parrot-alley, they took me to a small house and asked for some liquor, I laid my shoes in a chair, and my watch upon the table along side of me; and two of them took away the watch, they were at my back, I did not see them do it, they went away and offered to sell it,

- YOUNG sworn.

I am a watchman, the prisoners White and Hawkins came into my house of a Saturday night in August, and had some liquor, and asked me to lend them a guinea upon the watch and pumps, they did not propose it to sale, I said I never lent money on any such terms; I searched the prisoners. (The watch produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)

Prisoner Bird to prosecutor. You know John I could not have any hand in it; I was with you on the bed, and you got off first.


We are poor hard working people, we did not know we should be tried till Monday.

All three NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-62

546. SARAH MARSHALL was indicted for stealing on the 16th of July last, one black silk cloak, value 8 s. one table-cloth, value 18 d. one shirt, value 2 s. one pair of gloves, value 2 d. one pair of white garters, value 2 d. the goods of Christian White , William Prosier , and Nicholas Miller .


I am wife to Edward White of the White Swan, Bream's Buildings , I lost a silk cloak and a table-cloth on the 6th of July, the prisoner took it out of the bar, and I took it from her, she had it in her hand and again; I just pulled off my cloak and laid the bar, in going for a pint of beer I say take these things.

Did she take any thing else belonging to any other person? - No.


I only came to speak to my own property, as the shirt and the garters are mine, (the things produced and deposed to.)


My friends are all gone, they did not know that I should be called to day.


To be privately whipped and discharged.

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-63

547. MARY FELKIN was indicted for stealing on the 19th of July last, one pair

of cotton stockings, value 1 s. two callimancoe petticoats, value 7 s. one gown and bed-gown, value 1 s. and two check aprons, value 2 s. the goods of Mary Ford , and one cotton gown, value 5 s. the goods of Ann Fisher .

MARY FORD sworn.

The prisoner came into our house the 19th of July, about nine in the evening, it is the Red-Lion, Cox-Cross , she called for some gin, I drawed it, and she asked to go backwards, when she returned she drank the gin and went away; about eleven I went up stairs and missed my cloaths; in the morning I went to Mr. Nottley's, the pawnbroker's, and found the prisoner had pawned them, there was a gown of my fellow-servant's, Ann Fisher , missing, that we found with some of mine at Mr. Nottley's. Whether the prisoner went up stairs I do not know, the stairs were backwards.


I heard a foot in the room between eight and nine, I do not know who it was, I went to lay down.


I searched the prisoner and found three duplicates, she had a pair of white cotton stockings and an old apron, which the prosecutrix swore to. (The things produced and deposed to.)

Jasper Nottley proved they were pawned with him by the prisoner, and in about two hours the prisoner came to redeem them; he secured her, and she was committed.


On the 19th of July the prisoner came to my master's, Mr. Bell, and brought a gown trimmed with laylock ribbon, and pledged it for 6 s. it is in possession of the constable, ( deposed to.)


I know nothing of the things.

The prisoner called three witnesses who gave her a good character.


To be privately whipped and discharged.

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-64

541. MARY alias MARIA BARRETT was indicted for stealing on the 23d of July last, on e silver watch, value 40 s. one silver chain, value 20 s. and one silver seal, value 6 d. the property of Thomas Isaac Howell , privily from his person .


I was robbed by the prisoner on the 23d or 27th I cannot tell which; I had business in the Strand, and I met with two ladies, the prisoner, and Elizabeth Young , in Fleet-street, near the three cranes, I had a boy with me going home, they said, my jolly young waterman will you give us a ride for pleasure, we care not where, I said yes, I took them into my boat, and landed them at Alderman Parson's stairs, I sent the boy home, and we went to a house, the corner of the dark entry; I asked the prisoner to go up stairs to bed, and we went to go to bed. I pulled off my coat and waistcoat, and laid them on a chair by the bedside, my fob being bad, I put my watch, chain, and seal into my side pocket, and I thought it was safe there; we went to bed agreeable together, upon which the prisoner at the bar said she would fetch Elizabeth Young up, Young came up, and we agreed together; Young asked me what I intended to give her, I put my hand into my pocket, I had a guinea and an half, and a silver sixpence, and four or five halfpence; I shewed her what small change I had, I gave it her, which I belive was the value of 8 d. or 9 d. I told her I would give her the remainder when I changed my gold below stairs. In putting on my cloaths I missed my watch, and

I charged Young with it, in searching her I could not find it on her; the prisoner absconded and I kept Young till she told me where the prisoner lived, and we went and found her at her lodgings.

Court. It was when Young was in the room that you missed your watch? - Yes, we searched the prisoner and found nothing upon her, then we carried her to justice Sherwood's, I told her if she would confess where my property was, I would pay all expences and get her a coach to her own habitation, as she was in such a wretched condition at that time, till at last she confessed she had pawned it for a guinea and a half at one Mr. Lieufe's in the Strand.

Court. This was after you had promised her that in case she would confess you would pay all expences and send her home? - Yes.

Court. A confession obtained by promises ought not to operate against the prisoner.


Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-65

549. JANE WALKER was indicted for stealing on the 2d of August last, one silver watch, value 40 s. one steel chain, value 2 d. one silver seal, value 2 s. the goods of Robert Brown , in the house of Thomas Hamper .


The prisoner came into the bake-house of Thomas Harper in Charlotte-street Wapping , where I was at work on the 2d. of August at 8 in the morning, for three pennyworth of rolls, I told her they were not ready, and if she would stop a minute I would serve her; my silver watch was hanging in the bake-house just by the oven; I went out of the bake-house to wash my hands, and she took my watch and went away; I was out about two minutes, I saw the watch when I went out; she left 1 s. and the cloth, and came back for her change, then I charged her with taking my watch, she denied it, then I took her to justice Sherwood's, when the justice's man was going to lock her up she desired to speak to me, he bid her speak to him which she did, and confessed that she had it in her own lodging, the man went with her and brought the watch.


I remember the prisoner's coming to Mr. Sherwood's on 2d. August, between 8 and 9, she said the watch was at her lodgings, I went there and found it, it was hid in the fire place, the prisoner took it out.

(The watch produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)


I have nothing to say but recommend myself to the Jury and the Judge, and to God for mercy, that is all I crave, it is the first fault I ever did.

Mayne. I believe the prosecutor made promises to the woman, if she would tell him where the watch was, he would not prosecute her.

Brown. I did my Lord.

GUILTY. 39 s.

On account of her age fined 6 d. and discharged.

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice GOULD.

Reference Number: t17820911-66

550. SARAH SMITH was indicted for stealing on the 3d of August last, half a guinea and one shilling and four pence in monies numbered, the property of John Holmes , privily from his person .


I am a gun-stock maker , I was robbed on the 3d. of August of one half guinea, one shilling and four pence farthing, I went into the Duke's head in Wingfield-street about eleven at night, and called for a pint of beer, I was going home, the prisoner followed me in, I never saw her before, she told me I was her countryman, I said no; I had about three pints of beer all the day;

she drank with me by my consent, I called for another pint, I drank about once of it, I laid my elbow on the table and felt something in my pocket, I immediately saw her hand come from my pocket; she ran away, I found I had lost 10 s. 6 d. and 1 s. and 4 d. farthing, next morning I took her, the landlord told me where she lived, she offered me 5 s. part of the money to make it up, I would have all or none.

- BOX the constable sworn.

I took her, and going to the compter she offered 5 s. the man would have all or none.

Prisoner. He was in my room.

GUILTY, Of stealing but not privily ; to be confined six months in the house of correction .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-67

551. ANN BARRETT was indicted for stealing on 29th August last, one leather purse, value 1 d. and ten guineas and an half in monies numbered , the property of James Charlton .


I am a seaman , I was robbed of ten guineas and a half the 29th of August, I was coming along and I picked up the prisoner, I went to her lodging in Blackhouse yard Nightingale lane ; I paid 1 s. for the room and went to bed, she robbed me before I was awake and was gone, I awaked about six, she left her cloaths behind her, my money was in my trowsers pocket, I received my money at the pay office and was discharged from a man of war, I took the prisoner on the Saturday after and found my purse upon her which the money had been in.


I belong to Justice Sherwood, I took the prisoner in a coach very much in liquor, I searched, and pulled this leather bag from her.

(The bag produced and deposed to by the prosecutor, who said a messmate made it for him on board the Albion.


The prosecutor made free with me, and asked to go with me, there were two women more in the room with me, and a man and his wife, he went to bed and I went with him, I got up in the morning and put on my things, and going down stairs I found that old purse.

Court to Charlton. Was there any body else in the room? - Yes, they were in bed, there was three beds, one in each bed.

GUILTY, But not of stealing privily .

To be confined six months in the house of correction .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-68

552. ELEANOR M'CABE was indicted for stealing on the 27th of July last, 15 s. in monies numbered , the monies of William Austin .


I met the prisoner and another person on a Saturday, I cannot justly say the month, about six weeks ago between nine and ten in Newtoners lane .

Court. That is not a very reputable neighbourhood, is it? - No Sir, I believe not.

Court. What had you to do there? - I goes out with tatoes round there, they asked me for something to drink, I said I did not care if I did, they said I had better not go to a public house for fear I should lose my money, I went to their room.

Court. Was you sober? - It was a remarkable wet day, I had drank a little drop.

Court. Pray what do you call a little drop? - I had drank some gin with these women but I was sensible; when I got in I took and pulled my pouch out.

Court. What? - My pouch, Sir, I gave one of them a shilling to fetch a pot of ale, in the mean time the prisoner snatched my pouch and run away with it, there was fifteen shillings in it, I went after them but could not find them; I found them next morning in St. Giles's round house, I never got my money; I asked her to give me my money, she said here is two pence halfpenny for you that is all I have left.


On Saturday night I met this William two girls together, quarrelling about, ten pence, he went into my room and sent for a pot of ale, he asked me to live with I him, and gave me the money into my hand, there was nothing freer than a gift it. I have no witnesses.


To be confined six months in the house of correction .

the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice GOULD.

Reference Number: t17820911-69

ROACH was indicted in the 27th of July , three linen 1 s. two pair of cotton stockings, one linen handkerchief, value 1 s. the muslin handkerchief, value 1 s. the goods of John Slater .


I live in Fairtree-street , am a stock cutter, I lost seven shirts, (four bad) two pair of cotton stockings, one handkerchief, and a neckcloth, I cannot say to the day, but I found the door unbolted and the maid missed the linen; we found a shirt on the prisoner's back not worth a groat, and I found a pair of stockings; the prisoner worked for me.


I am an officer, I searched the prisoner's lodgings in Mount-hill Goswell-street, I found this shirt on his back, he had torn the frill off, and threw it down the necessary when I took him in there to strip.

(The shirt deposed to by Mary Dupree, the prosecutor's servant.)


The prisoner lodged with me ever since last Christmas, I found these stockings in his room tucked into an old pair of breeches.

Court. Were other men used to lay in the room? - Yes.

Court. Whose old breeches were they? - They belonged to a man that is gone away.

(The stockings proved.)

Prisoner. I bought the shirt in Rosemary lane.


To be publickly whipped and discharged.

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-70

554. ELEANOR LANGRAM was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 8th of July last, six linen shirts, value 6 s. the goods of Edward Abbott .


I lost six shirts on the 8th of July, I did not see then taken; I live at No. 55 in Golden lane .


I saw the prisoner take these six shirts off the line; I live next door to Mrs. Abbott, it was on the 8th of July, I asked her what was in her apron, she said nothing, I called Mrs. Abbott as she was loth to let me see, she came into my house, and I saw her drop the shirts.

(The shirts deposed to by Mrs. Abbott.)

Prisoner. The prosecutrix promised not to hurt me; I have a lame child subject to fits, and a husband at sea, the prosecutrix has lost nothing.


Whipped and discharged.

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice GOULD.

Reference Number: t17820911-71

555. MARY WALKER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 8th of September , a silver watch, value 40 s. and a steel watch chain, value 6 d. the goods of John Tomkins .


The 8th of this month about eleven at night I was going home to Oxford market, and going up Fleet-street I saw the prisoner, she asked me to go with her, I told her I would not; she walked with me hold by my arm, when we came to the Bell Inn, I felt her unbutton my breeches pocket, and attempt to take out my money, I prevented her; I went on a little further with her and I felt her take my watch out of my pocket, I heard the watch rattle against a watch-box and saw it on the ground, I took it up and put it in my pocket.

(The watch produced.)

Prisoner. I never saw the watch.


Transportation for seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-72

556. MARY CLARKE was indicted for stealing on the 39th of July , a pair of linen pockets, value 6 d. a stuff petticoat value 9 d. a cotton jacket, value 6 d. a cassimere waistcoat, value 6 d. a pair of fustian breeches, value 12 d. a child's coat, value 12 d. two frocks, value 18 d. twelve small pieces of linen, value 12 d. and one silk handkerchief, value 18 d. and two linen handkerchief, value 2 d. the property of Thomas Hern .


Our lodger Charles Stevens was going to bed about eleven, he saw the prisoner and asked her what she had got in her lap, she said some things for Mrs. Smith; no such person lodged there; he brought her into the tap room and asked if I knew her, I said no, I never saw her, I asked him where he found her, he said on the two pair of stairs; I looked in her apron, and pulled out the things belonging to my girl who is thirteen; I went up stairs and found my drawers open; and found all my things gone out of them.

(The things produced.)


Confirmed the above, as to meeting the prisoner with the things on her.

Court. Where were the things ? - The things were in the one pair of stairs back room.


To be confined to hard labour for six months, in the house of correction .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice GOULD.

Reference Number: t17820911-73

557. HENRY MARKS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Henry Luff on the king's highway on the 8th of May last, and taking from his person and against his will, one silver watch, value 20 s. one pair of silver shoe buckles, value 10 s. one pair of silver knee buckles, value 3 s. and nine guineas in money, the property of the said Henry Luff .


I am a sugar refiner , I was robbed the 8th of May last about a quarter past ten at night, in the New-road White-chapel , I was coming from Ratcliff highway quite alone on foot; as I was going up Back-lane leading to Rosemary-lane, I saw two men, it was star light, when I came up they said it was a fine night; the prisoner was on the right hand of me: by the lamps of the New road I could distinguish their faces, and I walked with them about three minutes, as I passed the Golden Lion about twenty yards from it I bid them good night, when one of them immediately put a pistol to my breast, and said, stop you blackguard and deliver your watch and money, and then the short one robbed me of nine guineas and my watch, they said don't look up or we will blow your brains out, then they took my shoe and knee buckles and I went away, they came again to me and took my handkerchief from round my neck, and said, if I was saucy they would take my coat from my back.

Court. Are you sure the prisoner is one of them? - I should know him from a thousand.

Prisoner's Counsel. Had you ever seen him before ? - Never.

Court. Did you express any doubt when he was taken? - No, he was apprehended about three months after the robbery.

Court. How long have you had your watch? - About five years.


In the morning of the robbery the 8th of May, I was at the watch-house, when I was told a man was robbed of a watch and nine guineas in money, sometime after a man came, without his shoe and knee buckles and handkerchief, he described the robbers, and I thought I knew them; I went to the place where the prisoner lived, I could not find him; I found the prisoner afterwards in consequence of some higlers being robbed, and from the information received, I found where he was moved to, I found him in a garret.

- ARNOLD sworn.

I was with Mr. Levy when the prisoner was apprehended, and the prosecutor picked him out from among fifty, and said, he should know him if it was a twelve-month hence.


I leave it to my counsel.


The prisoner lodged with me from the 18th of November 1781, till the 6th of May 1782.

Prisoner's Counsel. Did he wear a watch? - I believe he did, I lent him money twice

Did you ever see a sum of money about him? - I cant say I ever did, I was obliged to arrest him for the money I lent him.

JOHN HUBY sworn.

Did the prisoner wear a watch? - I never saw him wear one, he has been a sugar baker's labourer, I did not consider him worth ten guineas and a watch.

The prisoner called two witnesses who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , ( Death .)

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-74

558. ROBERT SIDEAWAY was indicted for stealing on the 22d of June last, a deal box, value 1 s. a cloth coat, value 12 s. a waistcoat value 5 s. a pair of breeches, value 5 s. a linen waistcoat, value 2 s. one pair of silk stockings, value 2 s. and one pair of shoes, value 3 s. the goods of different persons.

(The witnesses examined a part, at the desire of the prisoner.)


I stopped my coach at the gate of the Cross Keys, Wood-street , the 22d of June, between two and three in the morning, I let out a passenger, when I returned to my box, I saw man get down from the forewheel with a box in his hand, I tried to stop him, he dropped a box, and run down Wood-street into Cheapside, I took up the box, it was a square deal box, I put it into the warehouse; it was directed to - White Esq; Lincoln's-inn. The prisoner was brought back to me by the porter and a watchman; I believe the prisoner is the man, but I cannot positively swear to him.

Prisoner's counsel. You remained by this coach all the while? - Yes.

You had very little opportunity of seeing any thing of him? - No, only by his dress, he was in black.

You did not see his face? - No.

There was nothing more that struck you than the dress of the man, which was black, you say now it was in June, when every body was in mourning? - Yes I believed it to be him when he was brought back again.

That was sometime after he made his first escape? - It might be about ten minutes, and all that time I never was from my coach.

Do you remain in the same service now? - Yes.

Have you ever been robbed before? - No. Sir.


I pursued the prisoner from the coach to Cheapside, I am the porter, I did not see him drop the box, the coachman shewed him me, and bid me follow him; he was taken in Gutter-lane, I only lost sight of him as he turned into Gutter-lane; the prisoner is the man to the best of my knowledge, I have no doubt of it.

Prisoner's counsel. How came you not to attend some of the examinations about this man? - I was not called upon.

You know he was examined twice before my Lord Mayor, and this evidence was not heard of? - I was not called upon.


I am a watchman between Gutter-lane and Wood-street, between one and two on the 22d of November, the York coach came in, I knocked at the door and returned to my stand; about five minutes after I left the end of Wood-street, I heard the city of stop thief, I saw the prisoner come out of Wood-street with such a force, that he came into the full street, before he could turn, he cried stop thief.

Court. Was any body before him? - There was not a person in the street, the length of my beat, I came up to him, and told him I would knock him down if he did not stop, I pursued him to the end of Gutter-lane, he had like to run over the post, he was taken in Gutter-lane; we took him to the coachman, who swore he was the man.


I am the watchman in Gutter-lane, I stopped him and took him in Gutter-lane.

Moody, constable of the night. I took charge of the prisoner, the coachman said he was sure he was the man.


The names of my partners are myself Christopher Squires , George Walker , John Holmes , Geroge Bolton, and John Norton , (I do not know which of them is the proprietor) Geroge Walker, William Clarke , William Jackson , James Fisher , John Beaty , James Jackman .


My Lord on the 21st of June I went to Vauxhall, I came home over London bridge and supped with Mr. Smith in the Borough, I live in Old-street, I was in Cheapside, I heard the cry of stop thief, the rattles went, I saw a man in dark coloured cloaths, I think it was mourning; and the watchman endeavoured to stop me.

Court to Welch. Are you sure the coachman was one of the persons that gave charge of him? - I am sure of that to the best of my knowledge.

(The box produced.)


Transported for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-75

559. WILLIAM MORGAN was indicted for stealing on the 25th of August last, one linen handkerchief, value 12 d. the goods of John Lewis .


On Thursday the 25th of August, I heard the cry of stop thief, I believe it was the prisoner, I cannot be positive, the gentleman who took him gave me the handkerchief. (Produced.)


I observed the prisoner and two others picking pockets in Lombard-street , I saw him put his hand in that gentleman's pocket, and take out the handkerchief; I catched him by the collar, and told Mr. Lewis; the lad struggled and fought amazingly: we took him to the compter.


There were a great many people besides me, I never saw the handkerchief.

GUILTY, 10 d.

To be publickly whipped and discharged.

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-76

560. CHARLOTTE WARE was indicted for stealing on the 8th of July , one black silk cloak, value 42 s. the goods of Lewis Griffin , in his dwelling-house .


I am wife of Lewis Griffin , we lost a black silk cloak on the 8th of July out of our parlour, at our house, it was my cloak; I went a few doors from our house, and left Ann Robinson to take care of the shop; I never found my cloak.

ANN ROBINSON , 13 Years old.

Court. What is it to take an oath? - To tell nothing but the truth.

And if you do not speak the truth, what is the consequence? - It is a very bad thing.

Sworn. I live with Mr. Griffin; I was left to take care of the shop on the 8th of July in the afternoon; as soon as Mrs. Griffin was gone out, the prisoner and another woman came in and asked for half an ounce of worsted, the prisoner did not like the colour; she came behind the counter, and said the gentleman used to serve her from there, she kept her eyes on the parlour; there stood a glass by the window, and a chair and two cloaks on it; she went up to the other woman and whispered; and she asked me to let her look at her eyes in the glass, she had two very black eyes; I said I would fetch it, and they both followed me into the parlour, the prisoner stood at the window with the glass and talking to me, and asking

me if she should not lose her eyes while the other pocketed the cloak, I heard something rustle like silk, I saw her with the other cloak in her hand, I saw her throw it down, I looked her full in the face, and she said, child what do you look at me for? we have not any thing, and I said, I thought there were two cloaks on the chair, and they went away; a gentleman came in, and I ran to my mistress. The prisoner held the glass, and I am sure she could see what the other did, the prisoner was one of the two; she is very remarkable, I have seen her several times in mobs in the streets.


I am innocent.

Court to Mr. Griffin. I suppose the value of this cloak is not quite forty-two shillings? - If I should say it was not, I should say it in the behalf of the prisoner.

GUILTY, 39 s.

( To be confined to hard labour twelve months, in the house of correction .)

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-77

561. ELIZABETH JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of July , a linen shirt, value 2 s. a linen shift, value 2 s. two linen aprons, value 4 s. and one pair of cotton stockings, value 2 s. the goods of Joseph Farrel .


I am wife of Joseph Farrel ; I lost a shirt, a shift, two aprons, and a pair of cotton stockings, the 27th of July, I put them in the kitchen, I saw them in the morning about nine, I missed them in about an hour, I found them at the pawnbroker's, the prisoner assisted me a day or two carrying out beer.


I am a pawnbroker; here is a pair of stockings, I cannot tell who brought them it was the 26th of July, by my ticket.

Court to Mr. Farrel. Was the warrant taken out the day you was robbed? - The day after.

(Cannot swear to them, no mark.)

- Wadmore produced an apron pledged the 27th of July, name of Ann Warren , I belive it was the prisoner, she said she pawned them for an acquaintance.

Prosecutrix proved the apron to be her's, by a little whole which was torn with a buckle.

Susana Hatton a Pawnbroker, produces a shirt pledged by the prisoner, I am certain of it, in the name of Elizabeth Jones .

(Proved to be the prosecutrix's.)

William Arkner produces a shift; I am a constable, and found this apron and shift on the prisoner when I took her up, she gave them up to me the same day; the prisoner took me to the various pawnbrokers; the prosecutor told me if she would give up the things he would not prosecute her.


Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-78

562. HENRY FINCH was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , a live game cock, price 5 s. the goods of John Norman .


I live at No. 14, Cold-bath-square , I keep cocks and hens, I am a watchmaker ; on the 7th of July I lost a game cock, he was at roost in the fore area the night before, he was chucked down at night.

Court. Then you have not lost him? - He was taken away, and returned that very night, on the 7th my wife heard somebody in the area, I opened the street door, and somebody got up, and threw themselves over the rail, and ran off, I followed him very near, I was in my shirt, two coachmen stopped the prisoner, I was fifteen or sixteen yards behind

I heard him acknowledge he had taken a fowl or fowls then, and before the justice.

Charles Penn , a neighbour, went to the justice's (confirmed the testimony as to hearing a foot) did not see the man; confirmed the confession.

Prisoner. My lord, I never was down the area, I heard somebody run as I came a long.

The prisoner called five witnesses who gave him a good character.


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-79

563. WILLIAM COLE was indicted for assaulting John Soaper , on the King's highway, on the 10th of August last, and taking from him a clasp knife with two steel blades, value 2 d. and 2 s. 10 d. in monies numbered, his property .

(There was no evidence against the prisoners.)


Reference Number: t17820911-80

564. ELIZABETH WOOD was indicted for feloniously breaking, and entering the dwelling house of Ann Eldermere , widow , on the 3d of September , at three in the afternoon, and stealing one black petticoat, value 5 s. and one holland apron, value 6 d. the goods of the said Ann, and one printed cotton gown, value 2 s. and one holland apron, value 2 s. the goods of Mary King , spinster .


For want of the prosecutor's appearing.

Reference Number: t17820911-81

565. ROBERT WALKER and JAMES INGRAM were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of August last, six leaden sash weights, value 2 s. and one iron lock, value 3 d. the goods of Thomas Chance .


I live at Tottenham High Cross , on the 25th of August, between four and five; the prisoners were brought to me by two gentlemen's coachmen, they had four lead weights on them, and an iron lock, (produced) I took them from them, they were in an uninhabited house, near mine, which belongs to me, the prisoner shewed me how they did it, the next morning a gentleman sent two more, which they had dropped.

George Blackburne confirmed the evidence.


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-82

566. WILLIAM EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of July last, one silver watch, value 36 s. one base metal watch key, 1 d. the goods of John Sewell .

ACQUITTED for want of prosecution .

Reference Number: t17820911-83

567. MARY NASH was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of June , one linen gown, value 3 s. one pair of worsted stockings, value 6 d. one pair of leather breeches, value 3 s. one stocking waistcoat, value 12 d. and one pair of shoes, value 12 d. the property of Thomas Daniels .


I am the wife of Thomas Daniels , I live at Brentford ; we lost the things in the indictment out of our house, I know the prisoner by sight, she owned she had the things, and sold them all but my gown.

Mr. Clark produces the things, I took her the 5th of August, I found it at her lodgings.

Mrs. Daniels deposes to the gown, we persuaded her to confess.


They forced me to confess, my lord.


( Whipped and discharged.)

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-84

568. JOSEPH ROBBINS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of July last, three pounds weight of raw silk, value 15 s. and one pound weight of twisted silk, value 3 s. the property of Henry Winstanley .


I am servant to Mr. Winstanley, at the factory, the silk mentioned in the indictment was taken from the warehouse, I cannot tell what day.


Produces the silk which he found in the prisoner's lodgings the 17th of July, which was deposed to by Joseph Finlay .


I was up stairs with a young woman who was suspected of it, and the silk was there, I know nothing of it.


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-85

569. THOMAS BOTELER was indicted for stealing on the 30th of August last, one woollen coat, value 5 s. one cloth waistcoat, value 12 d. and one pair of leather breeches, value 7 s. the goods of Joseph Goodman Harrison .


I was not robbed, two trusses of goods directed to Mr. Stafford, were left at our wharf on the 30th of August, shipped on board the Rigby, John Bishop master, then laying at the wharf.


I carried the two trusses of wearing apparel to the wharf the 30th of August last, and paid wharfage and sufferance, and properly entered them.


I am a salesman; I served Mr. Stafford of Maningtree with these goods, they were all sorts of wearing apparel, I packed them up in wrappers.


These goods were looked out for Mr. Stafford, and brought home by Cole, on the 2d of September.

To Kennedy. What day did you send these things? - On the Friday; they were brought by Lacorne, who said he bought them of a lumper, and gave half a guinea.


I am a dealer in clothes, a neighbour of mine and the prisoner came to my house, I bought them of the prisoner, I gave him half-a-guinea; about half an hour after I went to sell them, and they knew them; I took the prisoner that night. (the things deposed to.)


To be publickly whipped , and confirmed to hard labour in the house of correction .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-86

570. JAMES BLACKSHAW was indicted for stealing on the 7th of September , one silver teaspoon, value 2 s. one linen gown, value 8 s. one muslin laced cap, trimmed with ribbon, value 3 s. three other caps, value 18 d. one gauze handkerchief, value 12 d. six table cloths, value 3 s. one petticoat, value 3 s. one pair of muslin robins,

value 12 d. one black silk cloak, value 12 s. one stock, value 12 d. the goods of William Warner , and two linen handkerchiefs, value 12 d. one cap, value 12 d. one shirt, value 3 s. and one pair of stockings, value 9 d. the goods of Mary Hancock .


On Wednesday week I went out at four o'clock, I lodge at the Fountain in Shire-lane ; I locked my door, and came home about six, and found the door locked. The next morning I missed my things; some of the things were found, and are here; the prisoner lodged in the house.


The prisoner is quartered at Mr. Hull's, and another soldier is quartered at my house, I live at the Coach and Horses, Temple-bar; a soldier quartered on me had the things upon him; I heard the prisoner say that he delivered them to my soldier, and that he found them in his garret. (The things produced.)


I lodged with her while I was out of place, I lost a linen cap and a pair of stockings.


Brett and I took up the prisoner, and he acknowledged before the justice that he gave them to Nutthall, and found them in a piece of paper.


I found some things in a paper.


To be transported seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-87

571. CHARLES POTTS and ELIZABETH POTTS were indicted for that they on the 31st of May last did feloniously receive thirteen pieces of printed Cotton, containing one hundred and one yards, value 10 l. five pieces of printed linen, containing thirty-one yards, value 5 l. part of the goods feloniously stolen, the property of William Strudwick , knowing them to have been stolen .

Accquitted for want of prosecution .

Reference Number: t17820911-88

572. ANN STRICKLAND was indicted for stealing on the 20th of June , two blanketts, value 6 s. one pair of linen sheets, value 6 s. a brass candlestick, value 6 d. an iron key, value 6 d. the goods of Samuel Vaughan , being in a lodging room let by him to the said Ann, against the statute .

Acquitted for want of prosecution .

Reference Number: t17820911-89

573. JOSEPH ANDERSON and JOHN WOODSON were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 15th of July last, ten oval scollop'd dishes, value 3 l. ten oval scollop'd plates, value 15 s. two soup plates, value 12 s. two pottage pots and covers, value 10 s. one copper funnel, value 6 d. three copper saucepans, value 8 s. two copper saucepans, value 8 s. one copper tea-kettle, value 3 s. one copper drinking pot, value 1 s. one coffee-pot, value 2 s. one chocolate-pot, value 2 s. one mortar and pestle, value 2 s. one pepper-box, value 3 d. one pair of candlesticks, value 10 s. one ditto value 1 s. one dial, value 10 s. one pier glass in a white frame, value 10 s. and three curtains, value 3 s. the goods of Edward Hughes , clerk , and Francis Ruddle , Esq ;


I live with Mr. Tate , an Upholsterer; in July last, I had charge of some goods of the late Mr. Chamberlayne at his house; I saw them there myself, when I went there I undid the front door, which was the day

after the robbery was committed, I found the back door forced open, seemingly by a crow, in three places, the fastening of the bar, which went across the middle, was forced from the place where it was fixed, and the bolts and locks forced back, I missed the dial directly, and the pier glass in the back parlour, the pieces of the frame were lying on the floor; I have taken very particular notice of the dial, I missed the things on the 16th of July, I fastened the door and left them there about a week or ten days.


I live with Mr. Dickinson, the Brewer, I saw the two prisoners at the bar, in Golden-lane, on the 15th of July, about six on Monday morning, and two more with a coach, and seeing no number on the coach and the sashes up, my master desired me to follow them, which I did to Fleet-lane, there they stayed for five or ten minutes at Mr. Haywood's house, there was nothing taken out there, they stayed all of them together; they then drove to Bridge-street, I never saw the other men after; the prisoner Woodson took the numbers out of the coach and put them on the outside, when they stopped to water, which was at the New Inn in Bridge-street, near Blackfryer's Bridge.


I live with Mr. Dickinson, I saw the prisoner the 15th of July, Anderson and three more, he was down, and then he got up to the top of the coach, he went into Goswell-street, turned into Long-lane, cross Smithfield, down Cow-lane, down the old Bailey, and stopped at the corner of Fleet-lane, then he bid the coach follow him, and stopped at Mr. Haywood's door, they stayed talking about five minutes, then the coachman drove into Fleet Market, and into Bread-street, then Anderson quitted the coach, then the coachman drove to the White-swan, at the bottom of Blackfryar's-Bridge; I sent my fellow-servant then for a constable, the coachman stopped and gave his horses some hay; Woodson stood by his horses, I looked on both sides of the coach, there was no number on it.


I apprehended Woodson, and found a variety of things in his coach, and took an acacount of them, (the dial produced, and deposed to by Dickson.


The prisoner called on me about six weeks ago, I asked Anderson how his father and mother did, he asked me if I bought household furniture, I thought he wanted to buy some, or sell some, but I never saw any thing of it.

Court. how came you to part? - He went away.

Court. What barely after asking the question? - Yes, gentlemen, and here is a witness of it.


I got up about half after four, I met two gentleman, as I thought they were, they desired me to hire them a coach, I hired one, I told the man I was going to take him to two gentleman at Knightsbridge for a fare; the two gentlemen got into the coach and took him to Chelsea; I saw no more of them then, they came back with this coachman, they asked me to go with them, I stopped there with them, they took some things out, they came back again, they went into Golden-lane, and Fleet-lane; I knew Haywood, I stopped and asked him how he did, he said how are you Joe, how are your father and mother? I said pretty well, that was all that passed.

To Haywood. How is that? - The coachman stopped, and Anderson was near the coach, he asked me if I bought household furniture, I thought he wanted to buy some, or sell some, I cannot say whether Woodson did speak to me, he might say some particular words, I was called in a hurry up stairs, and I have partly forgot what was said.

Court. Suppose you remember any part of it as you only forgot it partly, tell us the part you remember? - He did say there were goods in the coach, and if they were not bought he would throw them into the street.

Did not he ask you to buy them; did not he press you to buy them? - The words said were, that I might as well have them as any body else, what they were I never saw, nor would have any thing to do with them.


I was on my stand about five o'clock, there was a coachman behind me, this young man asked the coachman, he is in the court, and he said, he had rather not go, as he was going into the city, I went to Sloane-street, Chelsea, where these two young men stopped at a house, and put in some things, and bid me drive to Whitechapel, and put the things out, I went according to their orders, they ordered me to Fleet-lane, and wait till they came, they told me to come down to Mr. Haywood's, in Fleet-lane, they ordered me to stop, and I stopped there, I went to give my horses some hay, I heard Haywood ask the man how his father did; Stevens and the other came up, and asked where my numbers were, I did not know they were off, I found them in the coach, and I took them out, and put them on to the side directly.

- MARLIN sworn.

Confirmed Woodson's account, as to his being on the stand.


I had just been out with my master, and I was putting the horses up, and I stood in the same same yard, I saw the man engage him.

(Probate of the will produced of Thomas Chamberlain .)

Prisoner Woodson called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.


(To be transported to America for seven years .)


Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-90

574. CATHERINE BURKE was indicted for feloniously, and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Richard Neville , on the 7th of August last, and stealing nine aprons, value 9 s. two yards of linen cloth, value 2 s. six yards of callico wrapper, value 3 s. three silk handkerchiefs, value 3 s. two damask table cloths, value 30 s. one silver table spoon, value 6 s. two small table cloths, value 5 s. two diaper table cloths, value 3 s. two damask napkins, value 4 s. one mahogany tea-chest, value 7 s. one silver table spoon, value 6 s. one silver tea spoon, value 1 s. a black cloak, value 5 s. one man's hat, value 2 s. and 7 s. in monies, numbered, the property of the said Richard .


My house was broke open on Sunday the 4th of August, I live at No. 44, in Skinner-street , I believe my wife was the last person up, she is here, I was up the first in the morning, about half past six, I found the yard door broke open, and in the force of breaking it open, a piece of the pannel of the door post split off, I did not observe any thing disturbed, when I first went through; only observed the door in that situation, I heard my neighbour in the next yard, I told him I believed there had been thieves among us, he said he believed so, for his shop door had been broke open; I went into my kitchen, I said, I believe I have lost nothing, I found the drawer of the bureau set in the middle of the room, then I went to look and found the things missing mentioned in the indictment; about an hour after I was up, a person brought me word, that a woman was taken with some goods on her, I went to view them, and found them to be my property.


I went to bed between twelve and one, I fastened the door, and the windows.


I saw the prisoner at the bar, as I was standing within twelve yards of my own

door, about three o'clock in the morning, go by with a man, and some things in her apron, she said she would be damned if she would go any more to help them to move, and about a quarter of an hour after, there came by the same man that was in her company, and another with him, and one of them had a stick in his hand, I spoke to them, suspecting them to be thieves, and they damned me, and said if they were thieves they did not rob me, about four she came again with another man with her, with things in her apron, and we went after her, and took her, the man that was with her laughed and sniggered, and made use of language I was not used to, I went after her, and took her to the watchhouse.

Court. Are you a watchman, or any thing? - No, Sir.

How came you up at that time in the morning? - I was intending to go to work, I am a weaver, but I get my bread by lamplighting, we took her to the watch-house, the constable examined her, and she would not tell her name, nor where she got the things; in going along I examined her how she came by the things, and she told me, the man that I saw run from her, gave them to her, she damned me, and asked me if I wanted blood-money.

- PROSSER sworn.

I brought her to my house, and took charge of her. (The things produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.)

Prisoner. Somebody said there was a fire, and they threw down two bundles, and I picked them up, one of the young men turned back, and said he would give me six-pence if I would carry them a cross the way.


( Transported for seven years .)

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-91

575. ANN SPEED was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June last, one chip hat, trimmed with ribbon, value 15 s. one gauze cap, value 15 s. two pair of cotton stockings, value 8 s. a silk bufont, value 15 s. a patent net apron, value 1 l. 10 s. eight yards of thread lace, value 2 l. eight yards of black lace, value 2 l. two yards and a half of black silk mode, value 15 s. the property of George Griffin .

Mrs. GRIFFIN sworn.

I am a milliner and haberdasher , I live in Bishopsgate-street, I lost the several things mentioned in the indictment, and several other things to the value of 15 l. I sent then by my apprentice, Ann Gardiner , who was capable of receiving the money.


I am an apprentice to the prosecutor; I saw the prisoner buy the things mentioned in the indictment, I carried them with her, we went to Grey Friars , we went to a private house, into a parlour, she asked me to go to the globe for Mr. Sharp, she offered to take the things from me, which I refused, she then said, she would go herself, she returned in about ten minutes, I staid in the passage, I saw nobody in the house, during the time the door was open, she said Mr. Sharp was coming, we sat together there about ten minutes, she then said she would take them into the next room, there was a door by me. I staid in the passage, I staid some time, and nobody came back, I then knocked at the door, the person outside asked me who was there, on my answering he came round, he said a person was gone through his shop; I saw no more of the prisoner till the 22d. of August, when she passed by our door, I went after her, and a man brought her to our house, she was very well dressed when she came first.


My house is No. 104, Newgate-street; on the 6th of June, a woman with a band-box, asked me leave to go through my shop,

she came in at the back door, and had a hand-box in her hand, I cannot say the prisoner is her, on account of her disabille, she begged pardon for troubling me, she was very decently dressed.

Court. Is it customary for people to come through your house? - I have a lady and her daughter lodgers, and ladies frequently go through my shop that come to them.

Court to Mrs. Griffin. Can you swear to any of the things you have recovered? - No.


My sister obliged me to do what I did, I was very much in debt it was the first offence.


(To be confined to hard labour for twelve months in the house of correction .)

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-92

576. JUDITH COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of July last, six ounces of black Bergam silk, value 10 s. the goods of Henry White .


I live in Addle-street, Aldermanbury, I keep a ribbon warehouse , for a considerable time, I had missed quantities of silk: on my return from the country, the 28th of July, my wife informed me that a person had told her, that the prisoner frequently came to the Poultry Compter to sell silks, I ordered that she might be permitted to go to work as usual the next day; she had worked with me near twelve months; in the evening, instead of going home, she went towards the Poultry Compter, she was brought back, but I saw nothing of her, till I had her before the magistrate, she there confessed to me, that she had from time to time taken quantities of silk away by the persuasion of Joseph Wright in the Compter, she begged for mercy, and said she would not have done it, but for his seducing her, the confession was entirely voluntary.


I live with Mr. White; I saw the prisoner take the bobbius out of her pocket, on Monday the 29th of July, in the back parlour of Mr. White's house, Mr. Mathews was there and my master, I followed her that evening, by Mr. White's directions, and brought her back, she said she took them to right as they were tangled, she confessed she had sold bobbins at different times, for a month.


I was present when these bobbins were taken from the prisoner, they are marked, and match exactly.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

Court. What is the value Mr. White? - I would not wish to go to extremes with the prisoner, my lord; I will value them at 10 d.

GUILTY. 10 d.

(Recommended by the prosecutor.)

To be privately whipped and discharged.

Reference Number: t17820911-93

577. MARGARET LINCH was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of September last, one metal watch, value 40 s. the goods of John Robinson privately from his person .


On the 7th instant, I was walking on St. John-street, about eight in the evening, the prisoner overtook me, and asked me to go with her, we went to a private lodging, at Cow-cross , we had two pots of beer; I believe I was with her more than an hour, there was a young man with us, he went away, we sat down together a considerable while, I missed my watch, a metal watch.

Court. Did you feel your watch go? - No; I thought she had it, I caught her hand, and the watch was in her hand, and I took it from her, I cannot positively say that she took it to defraud me of it, she said, she only took it to know what o'clock it was,

I took it from her, she made no resistance, being in liquor I did not feel it, she either said she had taken it, or taken it up, she behaved well till I threatened to ill treat her, then the neighbours came, and said, it was a house of ill same, and they insisted upon my charging her.


He laid his watch on the table, we were at supper, it was only on one side of the plate.


Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice GOULD.

Reference Number: t17820911-94

578. WILLIAM JOHNSON and HENRY COLLETT were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 9th of September last, one linen gown, value 10 s. one stuff petticoat, value 1 s. three muslin aprons value 1 s. and 6 d. one linen shirt, value 2 s. and 6 d. one silk cloak, value 2 s. two muslin handkerchiefs, value 1 s. one pillow case, value 1 s. the goods of Robert Bamfield .


I went out on the 9th of September to Astley's Riding-school, when I returned, I found my parlour door was broke open, which I double locked; and these things were on the floor, and a gown ready to be tied up, they were in the drawers before.


I was standing at my master's door about seven o'clock, and I saw the prisoner and another come past me several times; I walked round the house and came back again, and I saw one of the men that is not here, in the prosecutor's passage, one was even at the rails, the other very near opposite the house, the man came out of the passage, and went over to the man that was at the dead wall, which was the prisoner Johnson, then I saw them go one by one into the house, it was rather dusk; I called assistance, we went in, and they rushed out from the parlour, we took Johnson, and the rest run away; I am sure of the prisoner.

Prisoner Johnson. Did he see me come out of the parlour door, or down stairs? - Out of the parlour door.


I went with the last witness and saw the two prisoners and another man in the parlour; I am sure of both these men.


I am a shoemaker, I heard a noise as I was at work; I cannot swear to the prisoners.

Prisoner Johnson. As I was coming along two men laid hold of me, I said my master had sent me of an errand; he is a Copper-plate printer.

Prisoner Collet. I was at home all the day, the day the house was broke open.


Transported for seven years .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-95

579. MARGARET CURRY , ANN THOMLINSON , and MARTHA CAREY were indicted for stealing on the 16th of August last, seven callimanco petticoats, value 3 l. four stuff ditto, value 20 s. half a guinea and 8 s. in monies numbered , the goods of Thomas Dolly .

(The witnesses examined apart at the request of the prisoners.)


I live in Grubb-street with my son, I was robbed on the 16th of August of the things in the indictment, half a guinea in gold, and 8 s. in silver; I was drinking in their apartment, which is No. 4. Parker-street near Lincolns-inn fields .

Court. How came you in their apartments? - The prisoner Tomlinson asked me to treat her, I was tired and went to rest myself; they asked me to go up stairs; they brought some ale and fetched some liquor

besides, at last I said, I wished I could rest myself for about half an hour; I laid down on the bed simply.

Court. Very drunk I suppose? - No, I was not, they took care to give me enough to make me drunk afterwards.

Court. I suppose when you went up you was not very sober? - I was neither sober nor drunk, the first of my going with them was about half an hour after one, we drank, the four women and me, that was five, for half an hour, then I took a nap; when I awaked I missed my money, and said to Ann Thomlinson , who has been at my pockets; there was two in the room when I awaked, Ann Thomlinson and that little crooked woman; it was Margaret Curry that asked me to drink.

Court. Do not fancy that you come here to entertain me or any body else, you ought rather to be ashamed of yourself; tell your story decently, Sir. - That I know well, I said, says I, I must go down to the necessary says I, and take care of them two bundles which I leave among you.

Court. Who did you leave the two bundles with? - Them two women.

Court. What did you leave the two bundles with the women that had robbed you of the money? - Yes, they kept me in the necessary for half an hour, for they fastened me in till I was quite saint, at last I heard somebody open the door gently, the people below began to beat and abuse me, and cut a terrible place in my head, it was not well for three weeks; I cannot tell who it was that used me so, I was in such confusion, thinking I had been so weak to go up to these women, I was quite raving mad as it were.

Court. You was glad to get away? - They drove me out; I never recovered my things again; in about an hour, or an hour and a half afterwar ds I took up the women; a young man picked me up, and came up to me and said, I can tell you where your bundles are and the people, I went to his master who is a Brewer, he said you shall not want for money, here is half a crown; we went to the justices, and in half an hour they brought in three out of these four.

Counsel for prisoner Carey. Why master Dolly, you do not seem to be sensible of the ridiculous figure you cut here at all? - How so.

That you was such a fool to go with these women in the manner you did? - I know it very well, I have been sensible of that long before this.

You drank some gin too? - Yes, two or three half pints.

Drunk when you went in? - No.

But you was not sober? - No.

But very drunk when you came out? - To be sure.

Then having been robbed of your money, you thought the safest place you could leave your property in, was with the people that had robbed you? - I thought to get the money if I left the things.

Court. You know that these three were there? - Oh yes.

Prisoners Counsel. Did you ever see them before? - No, but I knew them at the justices.


I was at work at the next house, I saw Mr. Dolly with his bundles; I saw him lay in the high road on his back.

Court. Dead drunk do you mean? - I cannot say, the woman I was at work with desired me to go and fetch her some gin; I heard him begging for his property, but who he was talking to I do not know.

Court to Dolly. You said that they beat and abused, and cut you; what did they cut you with? - On the stones.


I saw the three prisoners very busy running in and out of the house between two and five; I live at Mr. Cox's, I did not see the man; and that short prisoner came out with a bundle, I followed her into Holborn, stopped a while, and then came another with another bundle, not one of these three, they went down Holborn, the other two prisoners followed them afterwards;

they called a coach but he did not pull out; they went to the next stand, the girl that is not here went into the coach, the little prisoner gave her bundle to the prisoner Carey, and she put it into the coach, none of these three got into the coach; the coach drove to the Roebuck in Turnmill-street, they took out the two bundles, and went either into the public-house, or the passage; the two others came on foot, walked past and stopped two minutes, they did not go in, they returned thro' Field-lane; when I came back, the old man had been rolled in the kennel, and his head cut, he begged for his bundles, he said they were two large bundles.

Prisoner Carey's Counsel. What are you? - A horse-keeper at Mr. Cox's Brewhouse.

You live in Parker's-lane - No I live in King-street.

Have you worked there long - I have worked there these three Years.

Do you know Mr. Pearson? - Yes very well.

What connection have you with him? - Only drinking with him once, I played the rogue with his whip.

You played the rogue with his money once? - No.

I do not mean playing a joke, I mean literally playing the rogue, stealing his whip from him? - It was only a joke.

He indicted you for the joke, did not he? - Yes he took me up to the justice's.

You was committed? - I went up to him.

And that joke was playing the rogue, a sad joke indeed? why did not you stop these people? - Because I did not know what they were.

Pray is Mr. Pearson the only man that you have played the rogue with? - Yes, he is here now.

Then you never saw this man in company with these women, was you the man that sent him half-a-crown? - No, my master, Mr. Tatham.


We leave it to our counsel; we are very innocent.


Do you know John Odell ? - Yes. What is his character? - I believe him to be a very bad man.

He says he played the rogue with you one day? - Yes Sir, and I played the rogue with him afterwards, I took him before justice Triquet; I know nothing else of him: he robbed me of a whip, for which I took him up.

The prisoner Martha Carey called five witnesses who gave her a good character.

All three GUILTY .

To be confined to hard labour for six months in the house of correction .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-96

580. JOHN WEATHERBY and JOHN LAYFOE were indicted for traiterously making and coining a false piece of forged and counterfeit money to the likeness and similitude of the good and legal money and current silver coin of this realm, called a shilling, and one other piece of silver coin, called a sixpence, against the statute , August 22d .


I went to a house at the bottom of Newcastle-Court, in Kingsland-Road , which was pointed out to me, it was near six o'clock; I opened the door and went up stairs, I saw the prisoner Weatherby standing at the window, in the one pair of stairs room; the door was open, and he had these nippers, (producing a pair of nippers) in his hand, and a shilling between them, and a piece of cork in the other hand; I drew a cutlass, and said, the first of them that

stirred, I would cut him down. The prisoner Layfoe was in the same room, sitting on a chair near the door; he had this file in his hand, (producing a file), and when he saw me he immediately dropped a piece of money that he was filing the edges of like a sixpence; the file he laid on a chair, there lay upon the chair by the side of him a parcel of unfinished sixpences and shillings, in the window near Weatherby these lay, which appear to have been already filed, (more sixpences and shillings) on the window where Weatherby was at work, were two sixpences and a shilling the sixpences and shilling had been filed, and rubbed with this cloth and sand-paper (produces the shilling that Weatherby was at work on) there are four shillings I that found in the back window in the same room, and three sixpences by them. We found crucibles, metal, sand paper, and aquafortis, and files; here are the patterns from which the good ones are made; the sand was already damped, and some of it had been used, there was some metal on the mantle-piece, the crucibles were quite hot; the two prisoners were without their coats, Weatherby had his shirt sleeves tucked up, and Layfoe had his coat tucked up, but not his shirt; one of them had his slippers on, I cannot say which, their hands were dirty: I saw them both very plainly at work, one had a sixpence, and the other had a shilling.

Prisoner's counsel. I think you say the outward door was wide open? - Yes; I let myself in.

The door of the room was shut, but not fastened? - Yes.

And they used no violence? - Behaved as civil as could be; they said, it was all over.

Did they not tell you they had been playing at skettles? - No.

Did they not tell you the room belonged to one Cresswell? - No; I have heard it belonged to him, I have seen him once since.

Why any other man might not have taken up a shilling as well as this Weatherby? - I do not know, I should not chuse to do it myself.

You are wiser than him, do you swear that when you came into the room, these men were actually at work? - I do swear it positively, Sir.

I should suppose a very innocent man might rub shilling ? - Weatherby was rubbing a shilling with them nippers; he said he was a dead man, and it did not signify making any words.


Confirmed the above evidence.

Court. What was Weatherby doing with the shilling? - He was rubbing it with a piece of scouring paper.

Prisoners counsel. I believe there was a cutlass drawn against the prisoners, therefore it was a no great wonder, he should suppose himself a dead man, seeing two such gentlemen as you with a drawn cutlass? - The short one was in his slippers, and I swear Weatherby was a work.


What is the process that these people that coin make use of Sir? - This is a flask that they put the sand in, whatever is cast is laid in the bottom, and they put the sand in, and crush the sand down, they put in the other part of the sand and put in the flask and crush it together: the crucibles are to melt metal in; next they take them out of the flask and scour them, and file them to take the roughness from the edge till they come smooth, then put them into aqua fortis, then rubbed in sand and water it leaves a stain in black, afterwards it is scoured, it takes out the stain and leaves white behind it (looks at the money) one of these is a good shilling this crooked one, and here is the pattern of the other; these are all good ones, this is one that has been cast, and this is one it was cast from, here is another of the same.

Is there a compleat apparatus for coining? - There is.

RICHARD FRANKLIN sworn (one of the moniers of the mint.)

Looked at them and said, they were counterfeit; (breaks two) they are base metal.


Creswell asked me to let him make my shoes, I bespoke a pair on the 10th of August, I was going there and I saw this young man, and we went together, Creswell was playing at skittles, I asked him if he had done my shoes, and I went home along with him and we tossed up for a pot of beer; I asked him for some water to wash my hands, I went up stairs for a cloth, and coming down stairs I met Dickson and Grubb, and they laid hold of me.

Prisoner Layfoe. I only went along with Weatherby.

Prisoner Weatherby called three witnesses who gave a good character.

Both GUILTY , ( Death .)

To be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution.

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-97

581. JOHN MORGAN , and EDWARD TILLY were indicted for unlawfully making, coining, and counterfeiting one piece of copper coin of this realm, called an halfpenny; against the statute , September the 2d .

Second Count for unlawfully making, coining and counterfeiting on the same day one piece of false, feigned, and counterfeit copper money to the likeness and similitude of the good legal copper money of realm, called an halfpenny; against the statute.


I was at a house in China-row Tottenham court road on the 2d of September, about a quarter past ten in the morning; just as I came up to the door, the maid came out and shut the door, and had the key in her hand; I took the key out of her hand and went down stairs immediately, and the prisoners were cramming themselves under the staircase; Morgan threw some halfpence away, I picked them up, and then brought both the prisoners out from under the stair-case, they were both without their coats, and their shirt sleeves tucked up; they had both dirty hands, Tilly particularly; there was a hut close to the place and Tilly said it was his; the candles were burning, and the press and the dies fixed; these halfpence I picked up were struck from the dies.


In the back cellar I found a large press fixed, with two candles burning and a pair of dies fixed, and some halfpence round it; in the back cellar a quantity of halfpence struck, and a quantity of blanks (blanks is before the impression is struck) these two dies were fixed in the press; here is another pair of dies that lay by the side, these halfpence were struck from, there are two sorts of halfpence, and two sorts of dies.

The monier of the mint deposed they were all counterfeit.

Court. Was any body else in the house? - Two women, one came out with the key, the other was up stairs.


I came there at nine to take some things down, and this poor man came to help me.

Prisoner Morgan. I am innocent, I get my bread by portering; I brought a bed from Cow-cross to this house, this man asked me to help him; I thought no harm, no more than I did of my dying hour.

Court. Where is the person that employed you to bring the bed that morning? - Mr. - I cannot tell his name.

Where does he live? - He is a Whip maker in - what is the name of the place: it is all wrong my Lord, for in the first place I was hired as a porter, and I have been a chairman twenty-four years in London and Bath.

Both GUILTY , Imprisoned one year .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-98

582. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing on the 26th of August last, eighteen yards of silk ribbon, value 10 s. eighteen yards of mode silk, value 3 l. eight yards of crape gauze, value 18 s. one piece of fringe, value 5 s. and a quantity of Souflee gauze, value 1 l. the property of Thomas Harris and John Mott , in the dwelling house of the said John .


On the 26th of August at eleven in the forenoon I heard a voice cry stop thief at the Castle and Falcon, Aldersgate street ; I was in the compting house and looked thro' the window and saw some person running, I immediately suspected that there was a theft committed, and desired some of the porters at a distant part of the yard to make pursuit; I run down, and by the time I got to the gateway they had got the prisoner, he had nothing in his possession at that time; he was brought into the gateway, and I gave charge of him to a constable.


Sitting in the compting house I heard a jarring of warehouse doors which made me look round, and I saw the prisoner carrying away a box which had been in the warehouse a few minutes before, and some yards within the door; I rose from my seat and asked him what box that was, he made no reply, but walked off quickly; he walked to the gateway and I followed, stop my friend; he made no reply but began to run, I likewise ran, and finding himself close pursued, he threw the box within the gateway, I picked up the box and cried out stop thief, I pursued him till he was taken, he turned round the corner and I lost sight of him for a moment only; I have no doubt of his being the man.

Court. Was the warehouse door open or shut ? - I cannot say. (The box produced.) The box was not out of my custody till given to the constable; the box lay within five yards of the door; the warehouse and buildings are under-one roof; there are lodging rooms over the warehouse.

Prisoner. Are there any doors to go up stairs from the warehouse? - There is not.


I packed up the box, it was sent from the Castle and Falcon Aldersgate-street by a porter; that is the box, it contained eighteen yards of silk ribbon, half a pound of sewing silk, a piece of fringe, sixteen squares of mode, a quantity of souffle gauze, a quantity of crape gauze, and another quantity of souffle gauze.


On the 26th of August about eleven o'clock I was standing at my door, and I saw the prisoner come out from Messrs. Mott and Harris's gateway with that box under his arm and throw it down; I observed Mr. Anderside cry stop thief: I am certain the prisoner is the man that threw the box down, he bid every body defiance, and waived a stick about.

Court to Harris. Is there any communication between the warehouse and the rooms over the same ? - None from the warehouse, but from the house.

Jury. Do they pay for the house and warehouse together or separate? - A tenant owns the rooms over the warehouse, I pay the rent and taxes.

Court. Is this a correct account of the situation,

"a warehouse over which there are lodging rooms, with which there is no communication but by the warehouse"? - Yes, but the whole adjoins to the house where Mr. Mott lives.


I was in company with a young man why is in the country, I went to the Castle and Falcon, he bid me stay under the gateway, and a little time afterwards he called me just down the gateway, he gave me this box; he run as fast as he could, I held the box under my arm; the person that stopped me is

not here, he could prove the same; I could not get him up.

GUILTY , ( Death ).

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-99

583. JOHN NOWLAND was indicted for stealing on the 25th of June last, five linen shifts, value 20 s. one loom quilted petticoat, value 5 s. two muslin aprons, value 10 s. 6 d. four linen handkerchiefs, value 1 s. a muslin shaul, value 10 s. a silk handkerchief, value 1 s. a laced hood, value 4 s. a linen shirt, value 4 s. and two pair of spun silk and thread hose, value 5 s. the goods of Thomas Twisden , in his dwelling house .


I missed some things out of my drawers on the 30th of June; the prisoner was servant to a gentlemen that lodged in the first floor of our house; the things were lost between the 11th and 30th of June, some things out of the two pair of stairs fore-room; suspecting the prisoner I took him up; I found some of my things at a woman's lodging, that he kept company with, named Mary Johnson , she is a witness; I found at the pawnbrokers one handkerchief which is mine, it is in court: I found several of my things at other pawnbrokers.


I know the prisoner; I knew nothing till the pawnbroker's lad brought the handkerchief to the Rotation office, I saw it once before, but I did not pawn it; the pawnbroker said the prisoner pawned it. I know nothing about the taking of them, Sir, the prisoner told me he was distressed for a guinea, to take some things out of pawn that were lent him by a woman, I borrowed a guinea and took them out, that was three days before he was taken up, and they were put into different pawnbrokers to receive more money on them: the prisoner paid me the guinea, and took the remainder of the money; they were all at one pawnbroker's. There was a marcella petticoat flounced, a silk handkerchief and hood, six muslin aprons, five shifts, one shut, some pocket handkerchiefs, but I cannot recollect the number, and a pair of silk stockings, these things were pawned at other pawnbrokers; I pawned them all but the shirts.

Court. Were all the things that you pawned at the other pawnbrokers taken out at the desire of the prisoner? - Yes, Sir; from the first pawnbroker's they were taken out by his desire, he said that a country woman gave them him to pledge for her, and he wished to take them out, and pawn them at other pawnbrokers, for more.

After he was taken up you went with them, and shewed them where the things were pawned? - I did.

Did you see any thing of the prisoner after that? - At the Rotation office I saw him; the pawnbroker's name was Love.

- PEACH sworn.

I am apprentice to Mr. Love, pawnbroker, Baldwin's gardens; the prisoner has pawned things at our shop, he pawned these things the 13th of July, there were two waistcoats and a shirt, a pair of stockings and a handkerchief: I know Mary Johnson , I remember her coming to take some things out, it was one evening, about a fortnight after she took out a petticoat, shifts and handkerchiefs, I think it was a month, I am sure it was.

Are you sure that all the things that were taken out by Mary Johnson , were pawned by the prisoner? - Yes.


I am apprentice to Mr. Cates a pawnbroker, the corner of Dove court Leather lane; I have three shifts and a handkerchief, I saw them taken in of the woman, Mary Johnson , the 18th of July.

Court to Johnson. You pawned these things with Edwards? - I did.

Were they a part of the things that you redeemed from the other pawnbrokers by desire of the prisoner, look at them? - I am quite sure they were.

Court to Edwards. Have they been in your possession ever since? - They have.


I took the prisoner at Mrs. Twisden's house, I found nothing upon him; I found two tickets upon him that directed me to Mr. Love's.

What did the prisoner say? - He denied them, and so did the girl too; I took them both: he told the affair afterwards to Mrs. Twisden herself in my presence, he was not asked, and Mrs. Twisden said if he would tell her she would take them out herself, he said he took them now and then at different times, he said the drawers were not locked; no promises were made.

Prisoner. Mrs. Twisden said if I would own to these things she would forgive me.

Court to Mrs. Twisden. Did you promise him that? - I did.

Did he tell you upon that? - No he went on with his noise; and with many oaths denied it, he never confessed till after the things were found; he had no promises made after that.

Prisoner. She promised me after I was taken in custody in New prison.

- HENSHAW sworn.

I live in the Strand; I have a shirt pledged by the prisoner the 18th of July, it has been in my possession ever since. The several things produced, and deposed to by the prosecutrix.) Here are three shifts, one shirt, and one linen handkerchief bordered with red, and this old one.

Court. What may be the value of these? - Of these, only half a crown.

What is the value of the whole that was found by means of Johnson? - About 3 or 4 l. I should rather say 2 l.


I know nothing about these things, not so many of them: I have no witnesses here now.

GUILTY, 39 s.

Reference Number: t17820911-100

584. THOMAS NOWLAND was again indicted for stealing on the 12th of July last, eight yards of edging, value 4 s. two yards of lace, value 1 s. four remnants of muslin, value 1 s. eight yards of edging, value 4 s. two yards of lace, value 1 s. four remnants of muslin, value 1 s. a worked apron, 25 s. and a pair of laced robbins, value 6 s. the property of Charles Morgan Esq. in his dwelling house .


I lived servant with Mr. Morgan at the time I lost my things; about the 9th of July I was discharged from my place, being accused of having those things myself; I know the prisoner, he came frequently to wait at table when we had company, he was servant to a friend of Mr. Morgan's, Mr. D'Arcy: there was seven shirts missing, and two muslin handkerchiefs which are not found, I was accused of these things and my master turned me away; he took a muslin apron out of the kitchen, which I found upon the young woman that he kept, her name is Mary Johnson ; I found a pair of laced robbins, he told me he took them three months before my master left London, and a worked apron; no promises were made to him; he said he took it, it was found upon him, and there was eight yards of edging which he owned to.


Where did you get the apron that was found on you? - The prisoner told me he bought it, I paid him six shillings for it, which was the money he said he gave for it.

Dennis Macdonald . When he was in the compter I heard him acknowledge it, and no promise was made.

Prisoner. I did not tell her any thing, I did not own to them; I have no friends.

GUILTY. 35 s.

Transportation for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-101

585. DANIEL MONDOCA was indicted for stealing on the 7th of September , one pen knife, value 3 d. one linen handkerchief, value 9 d. and 10 s. in monies, numbered , the property of William Forest .


On the 7th of this month, a little after nine, I was coming up Aldgate-street , I felt a hand taking a pair of shoes out of my coat pocket, I caught him as he got them almost out, he whipped his hand away from me, and laid it upon my waistcoat pocket; I missed 10 s. there was only 6 d. left, I saw the prisoner in this direction, I am sure of it; then I looked round I saw seven or nine people, two of them had been at my left hand side, and the rest were all behind me: I attempted to secure the prisoner, and caught him by the left hand, and brought him to the shoe-maker's shop, he caught hold of the doorpost, I believe by his right hand, he took a great knife out of his pocket, a knife eighteen inches long, he gave me two cuts, and cut all the fingers thro' quite to the bone; he gave me another cut, and then I was obliged to let him go; some of the people had been at work in the shop, I did not cry out, I thought I could manage him myself; he did not run away: he was taken the day after. I have his countenance full in my mind, I know him again, without any exception; his countenance was so imprinted on my mind, that my conscience is very clear in averring he is the man: he gave me three cuts across the hand, the breadth of my fingers asunder, the tendons were all laid bare.


I never law the man, I was at another place at the time.

For the prisoner.


I live in Petticoat-lane, I am a butcheress, but my husband is a confectioner; I know the prisoner a great many years: I came to give evidence that he was in my house before seven of the last Saturday, that ever was made a week, he staid till after nine, and would have staid longer, I hired him to assist me, it was our new year last Saturday made a week, I remember the evening, because it was the night of our new year; he came by seven o'clock, and the stars were not in the sky, and I told him I would not cut any meat, for our Sabbath was not out.

Sarah Martin jun. and Joseph Martin gave the like testimony.


To be transported to Africa for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-102

586. GEORGE MAWLEY was indicted for that having been convicted of grand larceny, at the session of gaol delivery of Newgate, holden for the country of Middlesex, on the 20th of February last, and ordered to hard labour for the space of three years, in removing sand, soil, and gravel from, and cleansing the Thames; he on 19th April last, escaped from the person or persons having the lawful custody of him, before the expiration of the said term, for which he was so ordered to hard labour .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

To be confined three years from the expiration of his former term .

Reference Number: t17820911-103

587. AARON DE PASS was indicted for that he on the 29th of July last, with force and arms, feloniously did steal, take, and carry away a certain warrant for payment of money dated the 28th of July 1782, for 220 l. the property of Hannaneel Da Costa and Jacob Mendez , whereby the said Hannaneel and Jacob did order Messrs. Hankey and Co. to pay to Miss Hester Mendez Monsanto, or bearer, 220 l. for them, the said Hannaneel and Jacob; the said warrant for

payment of money being then due and unsatisfied, with intent to defraud the said Hannaneel and Jacob, against the statute .


On Sunday the 28th of July, I desired to be reminded that I had a draft to pay for 220 l. to be sent from Messrs. Hankey to Mr. Blands, and desired a draft might be wrote, and left in the banker's book, and that I might not go out the next morning without signing it; on the next morning when I came down stairs, I found the prisoner already in the compting house, he reminded me of this draft; I asked him if any of the other clerks were come, he said none, I said then it is time enough to sign it; the clerks usually come about ten, this was a little after nine: he came a second time and reminded me of this draft to be signed, and I told him to stay; he came a third time, and said he was going to fetch some bills, which had been left for acceptance on Friday, and was going by the door, and would carry that; on which I signed it, and gave it to him to place it at Mr. Blands, to whom I had made it payable: I went out, I did not tell the prisoner to receive the draft in banknotes, nor did I say you must nor receive it.

Court. Did you tell him either to leave the note at Blands, or to get the money and carry it to Blands? - He asked me no questions, and I cannot tell but it was one or the other.

Court. Was it that it was the intention of your mind that it should be so, or did you tell the prisoner in words that he should do one or the other? - It is usual in the mercantile line, to send drafts to one banker to receive it at another.

Court. But there was nothing upon the face of the draft itself in which Bland was any way concerned, therefore it must be by your positive orders that he must do one or the other? - I gave him no positive orders, the word money was never mentioned; I think I might say, take this draft and carry it to Bland's.

Are you certain that nothing passed from you to the prisoner, which imported that he was to carry either the draft or the money to Bland's ? - Positive.

Should you know the draft again? - Yes. (The draft read.)

"London 28th July

"1 82. Messrs. Hankey and Co. pay to

"Miss Hester Mendes Monsanto or bearer,

"two hundred and twenty pounds, for

"Hannaneel and Jacob Mendes Da Costa.

"220 l." When I returned from Change I, had dined, finding the clerks were not come, I sent to Bland's to know if any money had been carried there on my account, and finding there had not, I sent to Hankey's to know if the draft had been paid; the answer was, yes, and they sent me the No. of the bank note of 200 l. which it had been paid with and 20 l. in cash; and I sent to the prisoner's house, he had not been at home since; I sent again at nine, his wife said she knew nothing of him; and I advertized him next morning.

Prisoner's Counsel. I believe you have got most of the money again ? - Seventy pounds; the first I heard of his being taken was from himself, that the major part of my property was safe, and that he had left the remainder with his wife; I have had 70 l.

The other I believe is safe ? - I should hope so.

It is in the hands of some officer or gentleman ? - It is in the hands of the court.

You advertized him not as being robbed; you had no conception of that then? - I cannot say the words of the advertizement.

I will read them. (reads)


" Aaron De Pas was intrusted with a draft

"of 220 l. with which he has absconded &c." This man was a clerk of yours? - Yes.

You declared publickly you desired some one of them to prepare a draft for that sum ? - Yes.

Did any thing particular pass from you to him when you gave him the draft? - Nothing particular.

It was a a matter of indifference to you whether he went first to Hankey's and received

the money, or whether he left the draft at Bland's? - Provided he had paid the money it was very equal to me.

Did he carry out his other bills? - He sent one, which was all he had that day, to me by the penny post.


Clerk at Mr. Hankey's.

Proves the payment of the draft on 29th of July; does not know to whom paid.


Remembers the 200 l. note No. 321 K. dated 21st June 1782, being presented the 29th of July by some man, but does not know by whom.

Is there any name on it? - A. De Pas, I gave change for it.


Believe the name on the note to be the hand writing of the prisoner, by several of the letters.

- TRUMAN sworn.

I apprehended the prisoner at Exeter, in consequence of the advertizement, and took him to the Hotel, where he said he was returning to London and that every matter would be accommodated; he said he had taken a place in the coach; he did not deny the fact; he was committed to Exeter prison, previous to which, he delivered up to me, a draft given him by the Exeter bank for 111 l. 10 s. 1 d. (Two letters produced of the prisoner, dated Exeter, 1st August 1782, and Exeter prison, 2d August.)

Prisoner's Counsel. Did you say any thing to his wife about any favour being shewn to the husband? - No Sir, at no time whatever; I told her I wished to have all quiet. (The letter read) Signed A. De Pas. To Messrs. Hannaneel and Jacob Mendez Da Costa.

"Exeter, 1st August 1782.

Dear Gentlemen,

After taking the precipitate step for which I am sincerely sorry, and which nothing but real distress obliged me to do; I thought to be at home on Wednesday or Thursday, but this evening was taken by a magistrate; I hope your goodnesses will immediately send down an order for me to come, as I have two thirds of the property at home: only think what will become else of my poor wife and innocent infant. In expectation of your sending down an order for my coming up, I remain very devotedly, dear gentlemen, your most obedient servant.

Pray do not let my wife know the reason of my detention."

The other letter is

"Exeter Prison, 2d August 1782.

Worthy Sirs,

I am now in the greatest distress imaginable, being fettered in a place like one of the cells of Newgate; may the Lord of Israel put it in your hearts to obtain my discharge from hence, for I cannot live many hours in this situation, without a bed or any thing to support life; I delivered the sum I received, 111 l. 10 s. 1 d. and I thought I should be confined as a debtor, but find to the contrary; that I am confined as a criminal, therefore, dear gentlemen, figure to yourselves my deplorable situation, and send down proper means for my removal to London immediately, think of my poor wife and infant, think of my disconsolate situation: the remainder of your property is left with my wife; do not let my dear wife know how much I am in distress, as I am really ill; if you do not get me a habeas corpus, I pray you will send me down my dear family; I think my distresses are very great, we are not warned of unguarded moments; good gentlemen think of me and delay not my releasement from hence. I remain, dear Sirs, your devoted and unworthy humble servant.

Pray send the enclosed to my wife; excuse trouble."

The prisoner's council objected that the draft should have been signed by Hannaneel on behalf of himself and Jacob Mendez Da Costa, which being over-ruled by the court, he called one witness to the prisoner's character, Solomon Modena , who deposed that

the prisoner had been clerk to him for two years, and he had trusted him with much larger sums than the present, and always found him honest.

The prisoner's council was proceeding to call more witnesses to his character, when Mr. Da Costa, the prosecutor, said he was always till this as honest a man as any in the world; I wish to recommend him to the lenity of the court; I believe he has repented of the folly.

The prisoner's council after this declined to call any more witnesses.


Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.

Reference Number: t17820911-104

588. RICHARD HARPER , JONATHAN BUCKLEY , JAMES ROTHWELL , and MARY CHILD were indicted for unlawfully making, coining, and counterfeiting one piece of copper coin of this realm, called a halfpenny, against the statute , August 14th .

Second count. For unlawfully making, coining, and counterfeiting on the same day, one piece of false, feigned, and counterfeit copper money, to the likeness and similitude of the good legal copper money of this realm, called a halfpenny, against the statute.


I was at a house in Beaver-lane, Hammersmith , the 14th of August, between two and three, me, Jealous, and Macmanus, we rung at a bell, and a young woman looked out of the window, and I broke the window in endeavouring to open it, while I was doing that, I saw all the prisoners come out of the cellar; the window faced exactly the cellar stairs, about three yards from it, I saw them come out and run up stairs; I got into another parlour, where the sash window flung up, the door was locked, I tried another window which was fast, I broke a square, and put my hand in, and unscrewed it, I got in, Mr. Clark and Macmanus followed; I immediately ran up two pair of stairs, there were the three men in the front two pair of stairs, Harper had his breeches down about his legs, as if pulling them off; Rothwell was buttoning his breeches knees, the other was putting on his coat and waistcoat, half off and half on; I bid them not alter any of their dress, and I threatened to shoot them. The woman was pulling off her petticoat, a very greasy dirty petticoat; in the room were laying some halfpence, in a pocket, a paper, and in a waistcoat some more, they were all counterfeits; in the breeches that were laid by very dirty and greasy, was one of Rothwell's knee-buckes.

Court. How do you know that? - He was buckling the fellow one, and I compared them, the breeches and waistcoat appeared just to be taken off.

Prisoner's counsel. What time of the day was it? - About two or three.

Had you, Sir, upon your oath, a full view into the house? - When I got into the yard I had.

Do you swear you saw Mary Child come out of the cellar? - I do.


I rung at the bell, and was answered by a young woman in the one pair of stairs, I bid her open the door, she said she could not and would not; while I was arguing with her, I heard the window break, and Carpmeal cryed out, here they all are, they are come out of the cellar; we got in at the parlour window, I went into the cellar, there was a hole at the bottom of the stairs, there was a quantity of halfpence, 5 l. or 6 l. worth, (the half-pence produced.)

Court to Clarke. Are they counterfeit halfpence? - I should think they were.

Court. Nobody knows better than you do, you know the business of coining, pretty near as well as any of them? - Yes, my Lord, they were, the large press was in one cellar, the small press in another; the large press was fixed in one cellar, and that blank between the dies, and a candle burning by the side of it; there were

several more pair of dies which are here, ( produced) in the other cellar there was a cutting-out press, and these pieces of copper laying near the press, and only one row of cecils cut out, a quantity of blanks, together with some sheets of copper; somebody must have been at work, as nobody was in the house but them; where they cut out the blanks there is generally four or five.

The MONIER of the MINT sworn.

Looked at the dies, &c.


I acknowledge myself guilty; the young man came to see his sister, and Mrs. Child was in bed.

To Clarke. Did any part of the house seem to belong to Mrs. Child? - That was doubtful to me, when we came to go away she took and locked up all the things in one room, and gave us the key; her apron was dirty, I do not say she had been at work.

Jury How was the bed? - It was unmade, this was in the afternoon.


GUILTY , to be imprisoned twelve months .

MARY CHILD GUILTY , to be imprisoned six months .

Reference Number: t17820911-105

58 JOSEPH WEEKS , CHARLES RAILTON , and RICHARD SMITH were indicted for unlawfully making, coining, and counterfeiting one piece of copper coin of this realm, called an halfpenny, against the statute , July 23d .

Second count. For unlawfully making, coining, and counterfeiting on the same day, one piece of false, feigned, and counterfeit copper money to the likeness and similitude of the good legal copper money of this realm, called an half-penny, against the statute.

The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the prisoners.


I was at North-End , the 23d of July, about ten in the morning, and there were Manwaring, Jacques, and Gardiner; I sent the other three to the front of the house, it was a little building; I went to the back part, we all went in; and I saw the prisoner Railton come from the cellar, where the presses were; and the boy Weeks in his shirt sleeves, tucked up, if it is the boy; but I run up stairs, in the two pair of stairs room I saw Smith in brown clothes, the door was locked; I have Railton's dress here, a red waistcoat, and leather breeches, very greasy, and a leather glove on his right hand, in a very greasy state. There was nothing in Smith's dress that shewed he had been working, he appeared confused. The cellar is upon the ground-floor, there we found two cutting presses, and two stamping presses, one for farthings, and another for halfpence; there was a candle burning, we found about 12 s. worth of halfpence, here are the dies, and one of the halfpence that I found finished, between the dies, I found all the implements for coining copper cecil and a quantity of other dies laying by the side of the press, and blanks (produced.)

Prisoner's counsel. You do not know who might get out of the house? - I do not.


They left Railton to me, to take care of, and brought down Smith, his hands were all dirty, the boy run away, and was taken by a gentleman in the town, Smith looked to me, by being flurried, to have been at work.


Confirmed the account given by Yardley and Gardner.

The Monier of the Mint proved the halfpence to be counterfeits.

To Yardley. Can you positively swear to the person of the boy? - No, my Lord, I cannot.

Court. That is very fair.

The prisoner Railton called two witnesses who gave him a good character.

RAILTON GUILTY , to be imprisoned twelve months .



Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-106

590. THOMAS FIELD and MARGARET JONES were indicted for stealing on the 30th of July , two guineas, and two half guineas the property of James Agar .

JAMES AGAR the prosecutor deposed that he was in company with the prisoner Field, who took him to the prisoner Jones's lodgings, where he sent for two pots of beer, and taking out the money to pay for it, he took out the two guineas and two half guineas, which Field took out of his hand, he said he trusted Field with the money to take care of, because he was a simpleton.

There was no evidence to prove a felonious taking.


Reference Number: t17820911-107

591. HENRY BERTHAUD was indicted for falsely and deceitfully personating Mark Groves , he being then the true and real owner of 100 l. interest or share in the consolidated three per cent. annuities, transferrable at the bank of England ; and knowingly and feloniously transferring the said stock, as if he the said Henry was the real owner thereof, with intent to defraud the bank .

A second count with intent to defraud the said Mark Groves ; against the statute.


Produced the entry of the transfer of 100 l. three per cent. stock to Mark Groves made 24th April, and witnessed by him; the prisoner was present at the transfer to Mr. Groves, and was the person who acted in it, as Groves could not read or write, and that the prisoner signed the name of Mark Groves as accepting the stock, in the presence of Groves, and with his approbation.


I am a pork man in East Smithfield, I went to the Bank with the prisoner through his recommendation as a safe place, on the 4th of April the prisoner went with me; he employed a broker and bought in 100 l. stock for me, I gave him the money and he paid for it; he wrote my name in my presence, and then said the business was done, and we came away; the prisoner took the receipt as he was to receive the interest: there was some talk of a place being purchased between the prisoner and me, and I told him I had some money laying by me, which he advised me to lay out; I went to enquire at the Bank three months after; I never transferred the stock to any body else, or gave any authority to the prisoner to sell or transfer the same; I could not have sold it, I had not the receipt.

Prisoner's Counsel. How long have you known the prisoner? - Three years and a half.

He is a relation of yours, is not he ? - Yes, he is a distant relation of my wife's.

Was not you in some treaty with him about some place? - He had talked of getting a place for my brother John, but it never was gained, it was talked of a good while.


I was applied to by the prisoner, who said his name was Mark Groves ; he said he wanted to sell out 100 l. three per cent. I never saw him before, I asked him his name, he said Mark Groves , I asked him what business, he said a porkman: I sold the stock to one Richard Pluripton , and saw it transferred; the prisoner signed the name of Mark Groves in the book in my presence, and I received the money and paid it to the

prisoner; I am not mistaken, I asked him his name presuming him to be the owner.


I am brother to Mr. Mark Groves ; I know the prisoner well, I was to give him money to procure a place for me, I gave him about 32 l. in part; I went to the bank with my brother to receive the dividend, and I found the money was not right put in, and that my brother could not receive the dividend, I applied to the prisoner to go to the Bank, he said he would come, and go to the Bank.

Prisoner's Counsel. Who settled the business about a bill of exchange for 126 l. - The prisoner left that at my brother's house the night before he was taken up, I never saw it before, there was another bill drawn out by Mr. Hughes.

How often was you with Hughes about this business? - Only once.

And that meeting was about a place for you? - Yes, I was to give him 126 l.

How came the prisoner to accept a bill for 126 l. to be drawn for your brother upon your account, if the stock was not to indemnify him? - I did not ask him to do it.

The prisoner has given a bill of exchange f 126 l. which your brother has signed as the drawer; was not this stock of your brother's to be a security, and to go in part payment? - No.

Court. What was the bargain about this place ? - There was no particular bargain.

Yes there was, what were you to pay for that place, and to whom? - Sometimes he said it would cost 100 l. sometimes 120 l. and at last he got up up to 126 l.

Then why do not you say so; who was it to be paid to? - To Mr. Hughes at the Treasury Coffee house; I never saw him before in my life.

Did you ever see him at all? - Yes, I saw a man whose name they said was Hughes.

How long was that after the transfer of your brother's stock? - About 4 months.

Then it was not very long before this man was taken up ? - Not above ten days.

I am asking you when you saw Hughes about this place? - About a week.

What money had the prisoner received from you, or from your brother? - 30 l. and odd of me.

If this place had been got, where was the 126 l. to have come from? - Out of my brother's pocket.

Prisoner's Counsel to Mark Groves . When you applied for the dividend of your stock, how come you did not get it? - The gentleman would have looked after it, and I said never mind it I will call again.

Were you not to have advanced a part of this money till your brother could have got it out of the country? - The prisoner owes me above 30 l.

That is not an answer, answer my question upon your oath. - No, Sir.

Have you ever received any part of this money for which your stock was sold? - Yes Sir, I have now, but not from the prisoner; from the gentlemen of the bank.

Court. When was the first talk about this place? - the beginning of April.

For the Prisoner.


Did you ever see that man at the Bank with the prisoner? - I think I have.

Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - Yes.

Do you recollect at any time in the latter end of April seeing the prisoner at the bank? - I recollect in a morning the latter end of April last, I saw the prisoner and a stranger when I was at the Bank door in Bartholomew lane, I spoke to the prisoner, he said he was going into the bank about a little business, he asked me to step in and he would speak to me; the stranger and me, and the prisoner went into the 3 per cent. office, I think it was; I waited till they came out, I was going to speak to the prisoner when the stranger accosted him and said, when you want the money for the place for my brother, you

can come here and get it; you know you can do it without me.

Cross examined by Council for the prosecution,

Pray what are you? - I belong to the sea line.

Belong to the sea line! I do not understand that expression, what is it? - I was last midshipman of the Warburton East-Indiaman.

How long have you left her? - About a fortnight ago.

What she is come into the river, is she? - She failed with Lord Howe's fleet.

You did not chuse to go with her? - It was not convenient to me.

What is the captain's name? - Reynard Snow. I believe, his name is Snow, but what his christian name is, I am not sure.

Who is the husband? - Who is what Sir!

Do you know what I say friend; who is the ship's husband? - I do not know what you mean by the ship's husband.

How long have you belonged to her? - About a month and a half, about six weeks.

Now, what sea line was you in before? - I belonged to the marines before.

Marines! What, an officer or a man? - I have got my commission in my pocket. (Produces it.)

Prisoner's Counsel. I suppose Sir you do not know any more of a ship's husband than I do? - I do not know a ship's husband, nor a ship's wife.

(Council for the prosecution looks at the commission.)

What, first lieutenant? - Yes Sir, and there is second lieutenant.

So you leave that to enter as midshipman on board an East Indiaman? - I had other motives for entering; my motives were very well grounded, and are now.

Who did you enter with, the captain? - Yes Sir, I was recommended to the captain, I went down, and went on board.

Then you never saw the captain in London at all? - Never in my life.

Nor do you know that there is such a thing as the husband of a ship? - I never heard of it before.

Now my friend when did you leave the marines, your corps there? - I am not very certain.

Not certain, an officer, a lieutenant does not know when he leaves his corps? - I believe it was last November, I left her at Sheerness.

What ship was it? - The Martin sloop.

How many men had you on board there? - About 120.

Where had you been before that? - We had been at several places, we had been all along coast over, and coast of Holland, and every where all round about the North seas.

Where have you lived since? - I was in London till last June.

What, from November? - Yes.

What, did you do any particular business? - I lived in London, I staid in London in Bennet's street, Westminster No. 13, I lodged there at Mrs. Bevan's house till June, then I went to Portsmouth on board my ship; I was recommended to the captain, I did not enter at the India house.

How came you to leave the ship? - I had several private views.

Did you never see the captain's name wrote? - I did not take any particular notice of it.

What might those views be? - They were private views.

Did you give bond? - No.

Not to the captain? - No.

Nor receive any advanced pay? - No. I received one month's pay for the time I served on board.

You have no business now? - I am going out in this next fleet to India.

What ship now? - I am not sure.

Court. I do not think it is right to enquire into the gentleman's future views, you need not answer that question.

How came you to go to the Bank this day? - Curiosity Sir.

Had you never seen the Bank before? - Never Sir.

You never was at the Bank before that day? - Never.

What kind of a place is this transfer office?

I do not know the transfer office from any other office.

Is it a small room or a largish room? A largish room.

Is it square or round? - I am not positive Sir, I have been there once since about a week ago.

How do you know it was the transfer office? - As he and the stranger went in, I cast my eyes over the door, and I happened to see the three per cent, wrote there; to the best of my memory it is the left side.

What brought you there a week ago? - I understood I was to be called on this affair, and I wished to be as clear as possible.

Then, the time you was there, you took no particular observation? - I never expected to be called upon.

No, but as you never had been at the Bank before? - Nobody desired me to go a week ego, I went that I might be clear in my evidence.

When were you first desired by the prisoner to come and be a witness for him? - About eight days ago the prisoner sent for me, I knew nothing of what he was in here for; I went, and he asked me what I could recollect of this affair; I told him.

You are a gentleman no doubt of it, what made you take such particular notice of this conversation? - The peculiarity of the stranger's dress; he had an apron on, or a cloth roun d his waist; and he had sleeves on like a Butcher's: that made me take more particular notice of him.

What made you listen to the conversation ? - I was going to address the prisoner and he interrupted me.

You made no minute of this conversation? - I did not, my attention was drawn at the time towards the prisoner, because I was going to speak to him; I am not perfectly sure as to those being the very words, but they were to that effect.

What were they, mention them again? - When you want the money for the place for my brother, you must come here and get it, you can do it, or you can get it without me.

Was any body by at that time? - There were several people round but I did not take notice.

What time of day might it be? - Between 11 and 12 in the forenoon.

Where was this conversation? - It was just going out, just as they came out to me, out at the door, at the Bank door.

Where there? - Pretty near the outward door going into Bartholomew-lane.

And nobody else near? - None that I saw.

Prisoner's Counsel. You did not come to town on purpose for this business? - I did not, there are people in town that can justify what I say.

If the ship had sailed in August, you would have gone with the ship? - I would.

- MILLS sworn.

I have conversed with the prosecutor two or three different times in the middle of August about this business; I have dealt with Mr. Groves some time; I never saw the prisoner before now; Groves said if he could get his money, he did not care if the prisoner went to the devil; he said he had got a note for 120 l. and this money was in part of it, and if he had paid him his interest, he should never have thought about it; it was agreed to take the money from a Mr. Dupree, but a Mr. Shackelford came down to my house and said, he would lay me five guineas he would have Berthaud hanged, and he would have him hanged if his brother would not: it was owing as I understood, to this Shackelford that the prosecution was set on foot; for Groves seemed very sorry, and said, he would not have a man hanged upon any account, and that if it had not been for Sheffield he would have taken the money.

Counsel for Prosecution. You made no minute of this conversation? - No.

Did you communicate it to any body? - do not recollect, there was a person with me who was the prisoner's friend.

Only mind: Mark Groves is here in court? - It is more to my interest to speak in his favour, than in that of any body else.

Did Mark Groves at any time say that he thought himself secure in the possession of any note? - He said that there was such a note, but he did not say secure; he told me this note was to be paid to Mr. Hughes for a place for his brother, and that Mr. Hughes would account this note as money; it was mentioned in a publick house; it was a mere accident to me.

To Mark Groves . Look at that Mr. Stewart, do you remember seeing that man at the bank? - Never saw the man in my life to my knowledge.

You have heard what he has said? - I never said so.

Upon your oath did you ever say that to the prisoner? - I never said so in my life.

Nor you never said any thing to the other witness? - If he had paid in the interest I should have known nothing at all.

Mills. He said he should have been satisfied in his keeping the money if he had paid him the interest; over and over again.

To Groves. Did you ever say in the presence of Mills that the prisoner might have kept the money? - If he had paid me the interest I should not have known any thing of the matter.

Court. Why do not you give a direct answer? - If he had brought me the interest of the money I should have never thought any thing at all about it.

Did you say so or not? - I did say so; I said so far as this, if he had brought me the interest of the money at the Bank, I should not have known any thing about it.

Court. But that is not the question, Did you say, that if he had paid you the interest of the money, he might have kept the money, you would not have prosecuted him at all? - I never said any thing of that.

Mills. Further Groves said, if his father-in-law will pay me the money, I will not prosecute him.

Court. Did you say so or not Groves? it an easy question, why do you hesitate? - I said so far as this, if he had brought me the interest, I should have known nothing about it.

Court. What is the reason you do not give an answer to the question? - Yes, Sir, if he had given me the interest of the money, I said so to him, I said, if the prisoner had brought me the interest -

Have not you heard what Mr. Mills has said?

Mills. He said there was a debt about 30 l. besides the money, which would very high make up 100 l. if Mr. Dupree or any body would pay it, he would not hurt him.

Groves. I said, I would not hurt the man if I could help it; but I could not help it: I never said, that money was in part of the money.

Mills. I will challenge Mr. Groves if he can say I have told one syllable of untruth.

The prisoner called four witnesses who gave him a very good character.

GUILTY , Death .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

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592. JOHN EATON CLACK and THOMAS LORKIN were indicted for falsely and feloniously making, forging, and counterfeiting, and causing to be made, forged and counterfeited on the 24th of March, 1781, a certain bill of exchange, dated the 8th of February 1781, purporting to be the bill of exchange of Richard Middleton , on Thomas Smith , for payment of 30 l. to the said Thomas Lorkin or order, and which said bill of exchange is as follows:

"No. III, 30 l. February 8, 1781. Three months after date pay to Thomas Lorkin or order 30 l. value received, as advised by Richard Middleton . To Mr. Thomas Smith , George-street,

Spital-fields, London, with intent to defraud Francis Calvert .

Second Count. For uttering the same, knowing it to be forged, with the like intention.

Third Count. For forging an acceptance to the said bill of exchange, with the like intention.

Fourth Count. For uttering ditto with the like intention.

There was no evidence to prove a forgery.


Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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563. JOHN WHITEBREAD was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Sanders , at 12 in the night, and stealing three tin cannisters, value 3 s. two pounds of tea, value 8 s. two pieces of bacon, value 4 s. and one hempen sack, value 6 d. the goods of the said John Sanders , August the 26th .


I live at Ponders End , near Enfield, and keep a chandler's shop ; my house was broke open between 12 and 1 on 26th of August: I was the last up, I went to bed between 9 and 10, I fastened my house in all parts, I was awaked with a noise, and I jumped out of bed, I saw a man go across the yard with a sack on his back, I screamed out at the window, I do not know whether it was the prisoner or not; I lost the things mentioned in the indictment, they were found in a sack, set down on the outside of the house opposite the shop.

(The things produced and deposed to.)


I lodged in the house, on Sunday night at half past 12 o'clock, I was called out of bed, I immediately ran to the window, and saw the prisoner step off some logs with a sack on his back, and I called David; he dropped the sack and immediately run away, he was about twenty yards from me; I have known him a long while, we were brought up together, his friends live there now.

Jury. Is there a window on the side of the house? - Yes.

DAVID LAW sworn.

I run directly on the last witness's calling out; I am hostler at the Goat, this was 100 yards from Mr. Sanders's; I knew Brindley's voice, I run out, I cannot say it was him, the constable took him in Ponders End, at the sign of the Two Brewers.

Prisoner. I was never missing from my place only four days, and they were because I was asked to church to a girl, I did not like to have her: Mrs. Wells was there all the time I was there, I went in about 10, and came out a quarter after 12.

The prisoner called four witnesses who gave him a good character.


Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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594. HENRY LAVELL was indicted for falsely making, forging, and counterfeiting a certain order for payment of money, purporting to be an order for 10 l. 10 s. by which Messrs. Drummond and Co. were required to pay the bearer the said sum , and which said order was as follows,

"Messrs. Drummond, Charing Cross, Aug. 25, 1782, Please to pay the bearer, or order, on demand, 10 l. 10 s. and place the same to the account of me, H. H. Aston, No. 12, Seymour-street, Portman-Square." With intention to defraud the said H. H. Aston .

A second count is for feloniously uttering the same, on the same day and year, well knowing the same to be forged, with the like intention.

A third count is the same as the first, with intention to defraud Messrs. Drummond and Co.

A fourth count is the same as the second, with the like intention.

H. H. ASTON sworn.

On the 21st of August, my servant told me

a note had been given to her, for two guineas, seeing this was like my hand, I went to Drummonds, where I have some money, I found two notes had been drawn in my name, which they payed; I told them they were forged, and desired if any person came for more, to stop them. On the 26th they sent to let me know that a man had been with a draft, who came from a gentlemen at the coffee-house; the note was shewn me, and I knew it not to be my hand writing; the waiter who saw him write the note, is here.


I am clerk to Messrs. Drummonds; on Saturday morning a waiter brought a letter, which I gave to the person appointed to open letters; he said he was to have five guineas; Mr. Aston came some little time after, and said the servant had robbed him; I told him we had paid two drafts, and shewed him the drafts, which he declared were not his handwriting. On the Monday morning a person who is one of the witnesses came with an order for the payment of ten guineas; I have the order; I think Mr. Chaplin brought it, he wrote his name, at my request. (The order read as in the indictment.)

Do you know Mr. Aston's hand-writing? - I thought I did, but I was deceived.

Do you know it sufficiently so as to swear to it? - I think I do.

Can you undertake to swear whether it is Mr. Aston's hand-writing or not? - No, I cannot, tho' at the same time I believe it is not.

You are acquainted with Mr. Aston's hand-writing, are you? - I have seen him write several times.

Why do you not believe that to be his hand-writing? - Because I have compared them, and the difference strikes me more forcibly.

Did you pay the money? - I did not, we detained the person that brought it, and sent for a constable.


I am waiter and porter at Mr. Brewer's, Covent-Garden, (he is shewn the order) I believe that to be the note which I took from the prisoner at the bar and carried to Messrs. Drummonds; I received it on the 26th of August, sealed up, from the prisoner, to take to Messrs. Drummonds, and I should have ten guineas for it.


I am clerk to Messrs. Drummonds, I believe the waiter is the person who brought the draft to Messrs. Drummonds, I did not see the draft, I suppose the waiter to be the person.

Court. Is not there the waiter's name on the back of it, who wrote that? -

Chaplin. It is my hand-writing.

To Mr. Aston. Is there any body here that knows your hand-writing better than Mr. Smith; you are not competent to give that evidence yourself? - No my Lord.

To Mr. Smith. Have you been used to see Mr. Aston's drafts? - I have seen several of them, but he did not draw often, it is very much like it especially the word Aston, I cannot say the two H's are so much like it.

To Chaplin. I asked you before, whether you knew the contents of this letter? - I did not.

It was sealed up when he gave it you, are you sure of that? - Yes.

Did you see the prisoner write any part of it? - I was standing very near him, I saw him write, and he sealed it up, and gave it to me; I believe that to be the paper he was writing.

Then the letter he gave you was not finished? - He ordered pen, ink, and paper, I brought it; says he, stand by me till I have done, I believe that to be the paper he was writing.


I have nothing to say, I have no witnesses; I lived with my father till I went down to Birmingham to work; I went to Jersey, I was there a little while before this gentlemen took me, he promised me my discharge; afterwards he would not let me have it: I

received nothing of him, I had but a little money when I came to town.

GUILTY ( Death .)

Mr. Sylvester moved an arrest of judgment on account of all the names of the partners of Mr. Drummond's house not being mentioned in the indictment, but only the name of Drummond and Co. which not being the usual form, it was referred to the opinion of the Twelve Judges .

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595. GEORGE ADAMS was indicted for stealing on the 31st of August , one silk purse, value. 2 s and fourteen guineas in monies, numbered , the property of Gospee Capelo .


The prosecutor is a gunner , he comes from Soriente, in Naples. He was coming out of the Park, near the statute of the horse at Charing-Cross, about half after three, and the prisoner spoke to him, and he said he would accompany him, they went into a public-house, and drank something; they came out and proceeded some way towards Temple-Bar; and then the prisoner picked up a purse, and told him he would give him his share, and took him to another alehouse, and pulled out the purse, out of which he took a note and a little box; and they went to the Hay-Market to another alehouse, and had some more drink; he took out the purse again, and a ring, and two men joined company with them; and the prisoner said he had no money, but that the prosecutor should give him twenty guineas, and he would give him the whole: there was a ring and a note in the purse; he answered he had no money, but would go and call somebody that could speak English, to settle it: another man said he had money. The prosecutor found a man that could speak Italian , at an Italian shop, and returned to the house, and the prisoner and the other man were gone. The prosecutor then went to Temple-Bar, and as he returned, he met the prisoner again; the prisoner called him, and told him if he would have the purse with the things, he should have the money; and the prosecutor told the prisoner he would give two guineas; then this man pulled out his purse to give him the two guineas; and the prisoner snatched his purse out of his hand, and ran away with it, containing fourteen guineas. The prosecutor followed him into a court, and then they searched for about an hour; then they found the prisoner at a house in that court: while they were getting into the first room, the other companion came out of another room; and they found the purse between the bedding and the tick; it is the same purse, he never got any of his money again: he is sure the prisoner is the man who snatched the purse. They had only three pints of ale in the whole, and he had not above half a pint to his share, as they drank none of the last pint, and he was very sober.


I was in a public-house, and heard that a man had been robbed by some sharpers: I took the prisoner, the prosecutor pointed him out to me: we followed the other man up to Poll Bennet's room, commonly called Yorkshire Poll; the door was locked, the prosecutor broke it open; I took the other man, the prosecutor found the purse, and the draft, and the ring, and brought them to the magistrate: I searched the prisoner and found a note on him.


I leave it to my counsel.

MARY NASH sworn.

I was standing at my door in Johnson's Court, I keep the Mitre tavern, and the prisoner came and asked me what was the matter, I told him, and he said he would go and see; and he was brought after into our house.

- GREENOUGH sworn.

I belong to the excise. On the 1st of this month I was near Northumberland-house, and I saw this foreigner and another man run up to two men, and he charged

them with robbing him of fourteen guineas; neither them were the prisoner. While we were finding them, the prisoner came down the court and asked what was the matter: the foreigner laid hold of him, and said he belonged to them. He spoke bad English, and whether he said fourteen or twenty guineas I do not know; he said he had been robbed by them men, first, that they were the persons that robbed him.

Court. How did the prosecutor describe it; let him speak it as he did, to the witness? -

Greenough. He said dey take a de money.

Court. Ask the prosecutor if he saw that man, Greenough? - Not that he remembers.

Greenough. Ask him if he does not remember my assisting him to take the men? - No, my Lord.

Court. I dare say not: I have a great mind to commit this witness; it was impossible for that foreigner to make him understand; I have no doubt but this is one of the gang.

Constable. My Lord, I detected this witness under the table at the justice's, talking to the prisoner.

Jury. It will be a great justice done him, I believe, to commit him.

Prisoner. I beg the prosecutor may be asked if he knows the nature of an oath, and the consequences of taking a false oath? - He says he knows it very well.


I live in Johnson's-Court, I take in washing: I saw a man come running down the court, as hard as ever he could, and I saw this gentleman and some more before him; I thought it had been a press-gang, a man run up into our room, and said for God's sake, shut the door. They broke the door open, and took the man out; the prisoner was not there.


Transported to Africa for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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596. SARAH ARMSTRONG was indicted for stealing on the 10th of August , three pewter pint pots, value 3 s. the property of John Mays .

JOHN MAYS sworn.

I keep the Falcon, in Falcon-square ; I lost three pint pots on the 10th of August, they were taken out of my house between four and five in the afternoon; I saw them that day, I missed them the next day, cannot tell who took them.


I am beadle of Saint Martin's: I met the prisoner on the 10th of August, between five and six, she dropped a pint pot down, which gave me a suspicion she had more, I stopped her, and she said she might have them. I took her to the compter, she had them tied about her middle. The pots produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.


A woman desired me to hold them.

GUILTY, 10 d.

To be whipped and discharged.

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-113

597. JOHN PERRY was indicted for stealing on the 8th of August , half-a-guinea , the property of Mary Weatherhead , spinster .


I am a servant to Mrs. Baker, at the Hope, in Mitre Court, Fleet-street : I lost a half guinea on the 8th of August last; I was in the tap-room, I brought it to Mrs. Baker to change, she told me she could not; I said I, had 8 s. if she would lend me half-a-crown; I dropped the half-guinea, the prisoner immediately stooped down for it, I went for a light, I never saw saw any more of it: the prisoner was there, and had a pint of beer, there was nobody in the room but our own family; he was detained after this till betwixt

nine and ten, we looked for it several times, Mr. Payne took him away, nothing was found on him.


Confirmed this account, and said she saw the half-guinea between his fingers, and that he dropped it into his left hand, and into his left hand pocket, then he took an old chew of tobacco out of his mouth, and put it into his right hand pocket, then he took the half-guinea and put it into the left side of his mouth, and put it further in with his right hand; it was a remarkable bright one, then he put a fresh chew of tobacco to it, I said you dare not deny it to God if you do to me; he laid the chew of tobacco on the table; I saw the half-guinea in his mouth.


I stooped to look for this half-guinea, I let her search whatever she thought proper, then they both looked, and came and said I must have it; I went into a room among six or seven gentlemen, I stripped all my things, but my shirt, when she found I had it not, she said she did not care if she spent twice the money; I am afraid she is a very bad woman, she had two black eyes at the time.


Transportation for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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598. FRANCES OWEN was indicted by the name of Sophia Owen , for stealing on the 22d of August last, two quart pewter pots, of the value of two shillings, and one pint pewter pot, value 8 d. the goods of Henry Wells .


I keep the Tobit's Dog, in St. Paul's Church-yard , on the 22d of August, I lost two quart pots, and one pint; I was in my cellar drawing off some buts; the prisoner had just been in, and my boy pursued her, and she took a quart and a pint from her right hand pocket, and put them down on the side where she sat. (The pots produced and deposed to.) - Thornton and John Hewitt took her, and saw a quart pot drop from under her cloaths.


My husband and me was quarrelling, he gave me several blows, and I dipped the pot in water to throw at him; it was three parts full of water when the boy took it: I have not received a farthing from my husband these five years.

GUILTY, 10 d.

To be whipped and discharged.

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

Reference Number: t17820911-115

599. JOHN WOOD was indicted for stealing on the 27th of July last, seven pair of silver shoe buckles, value 5 l. three hundred and seventeen other pair of silver shoe buckles, value 166 l. 8 s. 6 d. eleven pair of silver knee buckles, value 33 s. one silver stock buckle, value 2 s. three hundred and fifty-four pair of other shoe buckles, value 220 l. one pair of silver knee buckles, one pair of silver tea-tongs, and one hundred and fifty dozen of silver filings, value 37 l. 10 s. the property of George Smith .


I am a working silver-smith ; the prisoner has worked for me, I think, ten years: the 29th of July, about nine in the evening an officer from Bow-street, I think his name is Umpage brought a woman with him; he said have you been robbed, I said yes, I have been robbed often, but do not know for to day. He said the woman's name was Wood, and she had pawned some buckles, at Mr. Young's a pawnbroker, in Leather-lane: I went there, and Young shewed me seven pair of buckles, which he found on her, which I knew to be my

own; I was sorry to find these buckles pawned by this woman, because I placed the utmost confidence in her husband: we put the woman in custody, and I and the officer went directly to Wood's house, in Coppice-row, facing Cold-bath-fields; he opened the door to me, I went in and found him at supper with his children; it was then ten o'clock, in the evening, or rather more. I said to the prisoner, here is a very unfortunate affair has happened, let me speak to you; I did it out of delicacy and feeling for my man, whom I had occasion to respect; I took him up into his garret, the work-shop, I told him then that his wife had been to pledge some of my buckles, and that she was in custody; I asked him what right he had to have finished buckles in his house; he said with a great deal of tremor and fear, and some degree of hesitation, though he stammers a good deal, he said, he had taken from me the seven pair of buckles. I told him I was very sorry, I rebuked him much; you know I have been injured in my property for years past, I never thought you was the man, I am sorry to find you are; he went down on his knees, in great confusion, begged my pardon, hoped to God I would forgive him for his family's sake, and said he should be totally ruined; if I would forgive him, he would make me great restitution. I told him he knew I had always told my men, and especially at our annual dinner, that as they never wanted work, I would prosecute the first man I found out; and I was determined to search the house, I told him to sweep up his filings; he had twenty-four pair under hand, he begged to carry his youngest child to Clerkenwell prison to his mother, who suckled it; we went there, we searched the house, and found as in the indictment, the value of the whole is 422 l. they all bore my name, except three pair; they were examined by myself, and my foreman, and they are all my own, I can swear to them all.

Court. How could so very large a quantity be gone together without being missed? - I have been in a large way of business; it has been the usage of the shop not to weigh it; I had suspected some of my men, and in the year 1777 I took two or three houses in the adjoining court, and so shifted those men I disliked, but reserved the prisoner as a man I respected from his diligence. I lost these things in the course of ten years.

Prisoner's Counsel. I understand you are one of the greatest buckle makers in London? - Indeed I am not.

But one of them you are; now what mark is there, Mr. Smith? - There is, or should be, G. S. on one side, and the hall mark on the other.

Is there no other George Smith of the trade but yourself? - There is no other in London.

None in Birmingham ? - None that I know of; but all the marks I can swear to, they are my own patterns and chapes.

Some of them might be sold out of your shop? - They might, I have sold many hundred pair; he acknowledged taking the seven pair.

Court. Did the prisoner ever buy from you to the amount of between six and seven hundred pair of buckles? - He never bought but one pair for his wife's wear.

Prisoner's Counsel. You serve the shops? - I will serve you.

I am obliged to you.


On the 29th of last July about five or six the prisoner's wife came to pledge one pair; she said they were her own; I stopped her, and there were six pair more on her.

Prisoner's Counsel. You do not know that they were married of your own knowledge? - I was informed of it afterwards.

I do not want your apprehensions, you stopped them on some woman? - Yes.

Henry Boddiwell , the foreman, confirmed the above testimony of Mr. Smith.

Prisoner. No tradesman can swear to his property.


To be transported to Africa for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

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600. GEORGE BECK was indicted for stealing on the 16th of August last, a silver pint mug, value 3 l. the goods of James Wardel , in his dwelling house .


I have known the prisoner six months; I am Mr. Wardel's servant, and took care of his house; on Friday evening, the 16th of August, I met the prisoner the corner of Earl-street, he asked me how I did, and I answered him in a friendly manner; he went in doors with me, and the mug was on the dresser; he asked for some small beer, I bid him go and draw it; he drew it, and we sat down; he said he was dry, and he drew some more; I asked him to have some bread and cheese; he said, then he would have a pot of beer; he gave me 6 d. and I went for it; I took the key, and when I came back he was gone: I missed the mug, which I left on the table; he was taken the next day.


I am a serjeant in the militia; the 17th of August I met the prisoner near Fleet-market; he run up Ludgate-hill when he saw me; I followed him; he is a deserter; he said, do not hurt me, I have more about me that will satisfy you than what you can get for me; immediately he shewed the mug, which he had under his coat; he said he was going to sell it, and would give me part of the money; I told him he should go with me; he said, take the mug; he run away, I followed him; he was taken, and the constable took the mug out of his pocket.

(The Constable confirmed the finding of the mug.)

Mr. Wardel proved the mug to be his property by a mark, J. J. W. but should know it without, as it was a mug given to him and his brother when they first went to housekeeping.

Prisoner. The maid gave me the mug, as I told her I wanted a little money; she bid me take it to pawn, and she would fetch it out; I was going with it, and met the serjeant; I could have taken any thing out of the house I chose: the woman wanted to live along with me, though she has a husband; I have been in the house by myself many times, I never was confined in my life.

GUILTY , ( Death ).

He was humbly recommended to mercy by the Jury.

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-117

601. JANE HOLLAND was indicted for stealing on the 12th of July last, four yards of thread lace, value 8 s. the goods of Richard Farrer .


On the 12th of July the prisoner came into Mr. Farrer's shop to look at some lace; I shewed her some, another person came in, they did not appear to have any connection; the prisoner put a card under her cloak; I saw her; she bought half a yard, and paid for it; I let her go out of the shop; I took her, and saw the card drop on the floor.

Prisoner. Why did not he stop me then? - I did not think of it then.

Court. That is a very odd reason indeed, that you should see her steal your master's lace, and not think of it. - Yes, Sir, I thought of it, but I thought I would let her alone to see whether she would take it or no.

Court. Why did not you say so at first?

(The lace produced and proved.)

Prisoner. I am innocent; they took every thing off but my shift.

Court. Was that after she dropped the card? - Yes.

Jury. For what purpose was she taken up stairs then and stripped? - To see if she had any thing more.

GUILTY, 10 d.

To be privately whipped , and confined to hard labour six months in the house of correction .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

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602. JOHN BEAN was indicted for stealing on the 22d of July one cotton handkerchief, value 4 s. the goods of Walter Cope .


I saw the prisoner take my handkerchief on Snow-hill the 22d of July, between nine and ten in the evening; I laid hold of him, and he threw it down; I took him; he was never out of my sight; it was an India one, value 4 s.

Prisoner. I did not take it; I have been troubled with fits.


(To be transported to America for seven years .)

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

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603. SOPHIA OWEN was indicted for stealing on the 31st of July , two cloth coats, value 2 s. one linen shirt, value 1 s. and one pewter quart pot, value 6 d. the property of John Gorman .


The prisoner robbed one of my apartments of the things in the indictment; they were taken on her; they were the property of Mr. Gorman.

(The things produced and proved.)

Prisoner. A woman asked me to hold the things; I have not a friend in the world.


To be privately whipped , and confined to hard labour six months in the house of correction .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-120

604. THOMAS RICHARDS , otherwise KELLY , and JOHN WHITING , were indicted for stealing on the 11th of June , a pair of silver shoe buckles, value 6 s. a pair of leather shoes, value 1 s. a man's hat, value 2 s. and 10 s. 6 d. in monies numbered , the goods of Benjamin Dickinson .


I lost a pair of shoes and buckles the beginning of June, the 9th or 10th; I had been at a friend's house very late, and I sat down at Mr. Jones's door-way, facing the watch-house; it was so late I knew I was locked out; I dropped asleep; I awaked, and perceived some people about me; I tried to rise up, and they tripped up my heels: I have nothing further to say; I lost half a guinea, I had it when I sat down; my shoes and buckles, and my hat, were taken off before; I do not know the prisoners.

JONES sworn, (produced the buckles.) I had them of Thomas White , he goes by the nick-name of Mouldy; I gave him the value of 5 s. for them, and if he did not call for them next day, he said I should sell them.


(An accomplice.)

The man was sitting asleep, the corner of Shoe-lane, between three and four in the morning, the prisoner Richards took the hat off his head, and gave it to John Whiting ; Tom Richards took the buckles out of his shoes from his feet, no money was taken from him, we left him; he was much in liquor, we sold the buckles for 5 s.

Court to Jones. How came you to have any thing to do with these buckles? - I am a publican.

And do you make it your business to receive the things from these vagabonds? - No Sir, he owed me money, the buckles were in his shoes, he asked me to buy them.

Three pawnbrokers proved things pawned with them.


Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

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605. JOHN ELLIOT and JOHN EVANS were indicted for stealing one hempen sack, value 6 d. and a quantity of coals, value 2 s. the property of persons unknown.


On the 6th of this month, I with one Ridgrave stopped the prisoners with a sack with coals, in the parish of Clerkenwell ; I thought them suspicious, I asked them where they got them, they said they were given them: they were committed.


Saw two men on board a craft at White Fryar's, about half past four in the morning about a week ago, I knew one of them, saw one of them, John Evans , come off the craft with about two bushel of coals, the other stopped in the craft.


Saw John Evans go off with a coal sack, eight or nine days ago, I don't know where he went.


I made the sack that was stolen.

The owner of the sack not appearing to prove he had lost it, they were acquitted .

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606. ELIZABETH SANDERS was indicted for stealing on the 3d of July , one linen shirt, value 4 s. one linen shift, value 3 s. one muslin handkerchief, value 3 d. one cloth handkerchief, value 3 d. one hat, value 6 d. one linen slip, value 1 s. one pair of stockings, value 6 d. two pair of cotton stockings, value 4 s. the property of Solomon Aaron .


The prisoner lived with me but one day; the things in the indictment were taken out of a trunk; we found the prisoner in Rosemary-Lane, she had some of the things on


Confirmed the same.


They said they would not hurt me.


Transported to America for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-123

607. ELIZABETH GRIFFIHS was indicted for stealing on the 12th of August , one silk and cotton waistcoat, value 6 s. the property of William Freer .


The prisoner and a girl came into my shop to look at a handkerchief, she said it would not do; I missed a waistcoat and found it on her.


I took the prisoner, and in taking her along she was very violent, and took out these scissars and swore with a wicked oath she would put them into any body, if they had been open I should have lost my hand; she bit us and stamped upon us.


Transported to America for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

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608. WILLIAM LOVE was indicted for stealing on the 22d of July last, one linen handkerchief, value 1 s. the goods of Thomas Heales .


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609. SARAH SMITH was indicted for stealing on the 13th of September , a silver

watch, value 40 s. a base metal watch-chain, value 2 d. and a key, value 1 d. the goods of Richard Coverly .

- COVERLY sworn.

I was at work, the watch hung where it always does, and I missed it, nobody was in the room but the prisoner, she lodged in the house, and she went to the window and took it; I missed it in ten minutes, we found her at Billingsgate at six o'clock, in a little boat, going to catch the Gravesend boat; she said she took it and sent a woman to pawn it: no promise was made to her.

John Thomas produced the watch, which was pawned with him; and Sarah Lloyd said the prisoner gave it her to pawn; and prisoner said she had it from Chaplin Hughes, who kept her.


(To 'be confined six months, in the house of correction .)

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

Reference Number: t17820911-126

610. JAMES BULL was indicted for stealing on the 21st of July , one linen handkerchief, value 1 s. the goods of Robert Gall .


I catched the prisoner's hand in my right hand pocket with my handkerchief on the 21st of July, another fellow came up, and said, damn your eyes, What do you mean to attack a seamen? and added blast your eyes, and damn your eyes, and so forth, that is their language, not mine, says I, you are a thief, and a villain, my man, and you have got the wrong sow by the lug, you shall serve his Majesty; Sir, says the prisoner, I have lost the first joint of my right thumb: I brought him to the compter.


Transported to America for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.

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611. JOSEPH MORRIS and MARY CARRON were indicted for conspiring to keep out of the way, one Elizabeth Wood , well knowing her to be a material witness on the trial of one John Shirson .

ACQUITTED for want of prosecution .

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Charles Kelly , James Messenger , Evan Price , Joseph Caddie , and John Stunnell
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The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment, as follows:

Received Sentence of Death, 27.

(And five were executed during the Sessions, viz.

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Charles Kelly , James Messenger , Evan Price , Joseph Caddie , and John Stunnell ,) viz. Henry Berthaud , William Jones , otherwise Finch, otherwise Parker, George Beck , Peter Verrier , William Odour , Peter Airey , James Davis , James Cox , Thomas Claddingbould , Charles Woollett , Thomas Barrett , Fanny Smith , Mary Wood , Joseph Eades , Elizabeth Barber , Henry Bantum , otherwise Tenton, Elizabeth Brady , Elizabeth Rose , John Graham , Jane Graham , William Jones , otherwise Pike, Charlotte Goodall and John Edmonds , William Mayhew , and Henry Marks : and John Weatherby , and John Leffee , to be drawn upon a hurdle to the place of execution.

Transported to the Coast of Africa for seven Years, 3.

William Woodley , George Adams , Daniel Mondoca .

Transported to North America for fourteen Years, 2.

Priscilla Goodall , Stephen Bouchett .

Transported to North America for seven Years, 22.

Jacob Levy , John Welch , Elizabeth Sanders , John Perry , Richard Green, Thomas Nowland , James Kennedy , otherwise Murphey, James Bull , John Beam , John Anderson , Margaret King , William Johnson otherwise Peter Munro, Henry Collett , Nathaniel Collier , Samuel Farnham , Richard Saltonstall , Catherine Burke , Robert Sideaway , Mary Walker , James Blackshaw , John Wood .

Imprisoned in the House of Correction for twelve Months, 5.

Elizabeth Morris , Ann Cutler , Ann Speed , Charlotte Ware , Thomas Butler .

Imprisoned in the House of Correction for six Months, 13.

Margaret Curry , Ann Thomlinson , Martha Carey , Margaret Howe , Sarah Smith , Jane Holland , Ann Barrett , Eleanor Maccabe , Sophia Owen , Robert Johnson , Martha Walmsley , Penelope Sweetman , Mary Clarke .

Imprisoned in Newgate for twelve Months, 6.

Richard Harper , Jonathan Buckley , James Rothwell , Charles Railton , John Morgan , Edward Tilly .

Imprisoned in Newgate for six Months, 1.

Mary Child .

To be sent back to the Navigation for three Years, from the Expiration of his former Term. 1.

George Morley .

Sentence Respited, 1.

Henry Lavell .

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