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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, 21st of MAY, 1817, and following Days; Being the Fifth Session in the Second Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. MATTHEW WOOD , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

Taken in Short-Hand by H. Buckler, 74, Basinghall Street,(BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON.)

LONDON: PRINTED AND PUBLISHED, FOR H. BUCKLER, BY T. BOOTH, 31, St. Andrew's Hill, Doctors' Commons.

1817.

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the King's Commission of the Peace, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, AND COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX.

Before the Right Honourable MATTHEW WOOD , Esq. LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir John Bayley , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir William Garrow , Knt. one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir Watkin Lewes, Knt; Joshua Jonathan Smith, Esq.; Sir William Domville , Bart.; Samuel Birch , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester, Bart. Recorder of said City; Christopher Smith, Esq.; Samuel Goodbehere , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and Newman Knowlys, Esq. Common Sergeant of the said City, 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.

Silvanus Phillips ,

Thomas Kemp ,

William Buckland ,

Benjamin Farrow ,

William Corpe ,

John Vincent ,

James Elliott ,

Thomas Flight ,

John Miller ,

Ambrose Willey ,

Henry Broom ,

Daniel Russell .

First Middlesex Jury.

William Butterfield ,

Thomas Marshall ,

Benjamin Hughes ,

John Simmons ,

George Cadogan ,

James George Greenwood ,

Thomas Hawes ,

John Long ,

George Simpson ,

David Smith ,

Henry Davis , Jun.

John Dubua .

Second Middlesex Jury.

Robert Davis ,

John James ,

Thomas Burton ,

Henry Petit ,

James Hatt ,

Edward Jones ,

Edward Roll ,

Thomas Bishop ,

James Harris ,

John Walker ,

David Thomas ,

Charles Gould .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, MAY 21, 1817.

WOOD, MAYOR FIFTH SESSION IN THE SECOND MAYORALTY.

WILLIAM FULLER.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-1
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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775. WILLIAM FULLER was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , one gelding, price 20l.; one mare, price 20l., the property of Edward Shepherd ; and one coat, value 15s. , the property of Thomas Shepherd .

EDWARD SHEPHERD . I am a farmer , and have a farm at Yatten, in Berkshire . On the 21st of April, I had a light-brown mare and a black gelding - I saw them safe at six o'clock in the evening of that day; on the 23d I found them at Colnbrook, and the prisoner, who was in custody. He lived servant with me about a year, and went by the name of Sharpe.

HENRY HARRIS . I am in Mr. Shepherd's service. On the evening of the 21st of April, I locked the horses safe in the stable, and put the key in the outhouse, which was not fastened-Mr. Shepherd's great coat hung up in the stable. The next morning the horses were gone.

JAMES FORD . I live with Mr. Shepherd; I have known the prisoner twelve years, and lived with him at Mr. Shepherd's. On the morning of the 22d of April, about half-past four o'clock, I found the stable locks broken, and the horses gone.

JOHN HOLDERNESS. I am a constable of Langley. On the morning of the 22d of April I was told of the robbery, and about six o'clock I stopped the prisoner, with the horses, in the parish of Stanwell, on the MIddlesex side; the great coat was thrown over the mare, which the prisoner was riding. Mr. Shepherd saw the horses the next day and claimed them. The prisoner said he was going to take them to Mr. Butt, at Lambeth.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not ask you to go to the Borough, and would shew you the man - A. You said if I would go a mile or two, you would shew me the man they belonged to.

Q. Did I not say I had a note in my pocket - A. He did, but I found no note on him when I searched him. I told him I should detain him - He wanted me to go on.

THOMAS SHEPHERD . I am the son of Edward Shep herd, the coat is mine-my gloves were in the pocket - I had seen it safe on the night of the 21st of April. We live thirty-two miles from London, and thirty-five from Colnbrook.

JOHN HOPE . I live at Yatten, and have known the prisoner twelve years. On the 21st of April, I saw him at the sign of the Compasses, at Burnt-hill, which is about a mile from Mr. Shepherd's; he left there about a quarter after six in the evening.

Prisoner's Defence. A man of the name of Brown employed me to take them to town from Reading, he gave me a note with them, which was lost while I was being searched.

EDWARD SHEPHERD . Reading is twelve miles from where I live; the horses were not in my possession when the prisoner lived with me.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

GEORGE DAVIS, JONATHAN COOPER.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-2
VerdictNot Guilty

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776. GEORGE DAVIS and JONATHAN COOPER , were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Morris on the King's highway, on the 3d of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 20s. , his property.

JOHN MORRIS. I am a chimney-sweeper . On the 3d of May, I and Colter were going up George-street , about eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner, Davis, stopped me, and asked for some drink, which I refused (I knew him before); he said he would have it, and drew a knife. I ran off, Cooper was with him, Davis pursued and threw me down, when Cooper came up and took the money out of my box, which hung round my neck - I went and told my master. At nine o'clock we found Davis at his lodgings, very drunk, Furzeman and Roberts secured him there; Davis and I were old friends. I had been collecting money. When he drew his knife it was to cut the box from me.

JAMES COLTER. I was hired to go out with the sweeps as a drummer; we were returning home when the prisoners met us in George-street - Davis asked for some beer - We refused it, and he took the money out of the box; there was quite a mob of them-Davis was intoxicated. I saw nothing in his hand. We were not sober.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN. I am a constable. On the 3d of May, I went with Mr. Smith to a house in Church-lane, and found Davis there; when he saw me he began to roll about as if he was drunk. I took Cooper the next day.

SAMUEL ROBERTS. I am the watch-house keeper. I

went to Davis's house with Furzeman, and took him. Morris and Colter appeared quite sober.

DAVIS'S Defence. Morris said he would make it up for 2l., and he had 30s. of it; he came to me in prison, and said he was satisfied.

MORRIS. They made me drunk one night, and sent me to Newgate; I said I would make it up for 2l. - I was in liquor. I received 10s. but it was taken from me again.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Barron Garrow .

JAMES RAM.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-3
VerdictNot Guilty

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777. JAMES RAM was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Swan , about three o'clock in the afternoon of the 26th October (Eliza his wife, and others of his family being therein), and stealing four silver table spoons, value 1l. 5s.; one silver jug, value 10s., and one pair of sugar tongs, value 10s. , his property.

ELIZA OLDFIELD SWAN . I am the daughter of Thomas Swan , who lives in Park-lane, Islington . On the 20th of October last, a boy, named Mansfield, came to our house with apples, I bought a shillings-worth of him, and gave him a 3s. piece, the prisoner was with him, and gave me the change. In about ten minutes after I saw the boy again, getting out of our parlour window - He asked me if I wanted any more apples; as soon as he was gone I missed a pair of table spoons, and several things were removed, but left in the room - I did not see the prisoner at the time I saw the boy at the window. I had seen the spoons safe and the window shut about an hour before.

MARIA ROBERTS . I am servant to Mr. Swan. I saw the prisoner give Miss Swan the change - I am sure he is the man; he was brought back in about half an hour, and offered to pay my master for the spoons; he said he knew nothing about them, but if he would take the money he would pay him 14s.

WILLIAM JACKSON. I live opposite to Mr. Swan. I saw the prisoner when he was brought back, he offered to pay for the spoons several times if they would let him go, and said he would endeavour to find the boy.

JOSEPH GOSS . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge; he offered to pay 14s. in part for the spoons, and said he would call in a few days with the remainder.

Prisoner's Defence. I was taken into custody about a mile from the place; they took me before a magistrate and I was discharged.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

ROBERT SMITH.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-4
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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778. ROBERT SMITH was indicted for feloniously assaulting Mary Elizabeth Harvey , in a certain passage on the King's highway, on the 18th of May , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one bonnet, value 10s., and one comb, value 5s. , her property.

MARY ELIZABETH HARVEY. I am a widow , and live in St. James's-market. On the morning of the 18th of May, about half-past one o'clock, I had been in the City, and was returning home; in Coventry-street , just by Piccadilly, the prisoner asked me to go to a bad-house with him - I refused; he then knocked me down, struck me on the mouth, and took my bonnet and comb off my head. I called out for the watchman, and Smithers pursued him - He was out of my sight for about twenty minutes or half an hour. I saw my bonnet in his hand after I gave the alarm. I went to the watchman and told him; I then went up Coventry-street to see if I could find him, and he passed me with the bonnet in his hand - I gave the alarm, and he was taken. I saw my comb taken out of his pocket. I am sure he is the man. I first saw him in Coventry-street, but did not go any where with him. I did not know him before.

MARY JOHNSON . I take in needle-work. On the morning of the 18th of May, I was going along, and the prosecutrix told me about the robbery, when the prisoner passed us with the bonnet covered with a handkerchief; she said he was the man immediately - I called the watchman, and took hold of his coat, but he made his escape; the watchman caught hold of him, and he got away again, leaving a piece of his coat in the watchman's hand - He was retaken before he got out of my sight.

JAMES SMITHERS. I am a watchman in St. James's-street. The robbery was committed in St. Martin's parish. Between one and two o'clock in the morning, I heard the call, but did not see any person; the prosecutrix was bleeding very much at the mouth. In about twenty minutes or half an hour, I took the prisoner in Coventry-street, about thirty yards from the place where the prosecutrix spoke to me. I collared him, and saw him drop the bonnet; I took him to the watch-house. The constable took the comb out of his pocket.

ROBERT BOWSER . I was constable of the night; the prisoner, and the bonnet, were delivered to me. The prosecutrix bled very much at the mouth. I found the comb in the prisoner's pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I wanted to return them to her, and beg her forgiveness.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 43.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

ELIZABETH STARLING.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-5
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment

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779. ELIZABETH STARLING was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one watch, value 2l.; one seal, value 10s.; one piece of ribbon, value 1d., and one key, value 1d., the property of James Sitton , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZA SITTON. I am the wife of James Sitton - We live at Tottenham . On the 14th of May, about three o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came to our house, stating that she had just come from the country, and had been robbed, and asked me for a lodging - I told her I had none; she then asked for some water, I went and got her some, and in about two minutes she went away; in a few minutes after I missed the watch, and went after her-Dean brought her back. She denied having it, and refused to return - I told her she should; she then pulled the watch out of her pocket and gave it to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

FREDERICK DEAN . Mrs. Sitton desired me to stop the prisoner, which I did; she denied having the watch, but afterwards gave it to her.

GUILTY. Aged 29.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

JOSEPH DALTON.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-6
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment

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780. JOSEPH DALTON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one blanket, value 2s.; one shawl, value 15s.; and one handkerchief, value 5s., the property of Charles Gwilliam ; one hat, value 5s.; one coat, value 12s.; one waistcoat, value 3s., and 4s., the property of Matthew Monkhouse , in the dwelling-house of the said Charles Gwilliam .

CHARLES GWILLIAM . I keep the Swan public-house in Swan-yard, Strand , the prisoner had lodged with me, but had left; before he left he used to sleep in the same room with Monkhouse. I missed the blanket on the 27th of April.

MATTHEW MONKHOUSE . I slept in the same room as the prisoner, he left on the 25th of April, I awoke on the 27th, about five o'clock in the morning, and missed my things.

SARAH KNIGHT . I live opposite the Swan; I heard a noise early in the morning of the 27th of April, about four o'clock, and opened my window; I saw the prisoner jump out of the window into a truck - He put a bundle under his arm, and was putting on his shoes at the step of the door - I knew him before, and told him he had no business there, he then set off without putting them on.

ROBERT BARNES . I keep a public-house in East Smithfield. On the 27th of April, about five o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to my house and had some purl; he asked what time the Jews would be moving, I told him I did not know - He had a bundle and a blanket in it; he then went away and returned again in about an hour and a half, and said he had sold the things - He had a hat and a waistcoat with him then. A man charged him with picking his pocket, and he left the house. I found a key in my coal-box about half an hour after he was gone the first time, it was not there when he came in.

JAMES FLETCHER. I am a constable. I went to Mr. Evans, with the prisoner, in consequence of what he said; the boy told me, in the prisoner's presence, that he sold a shawl there for 1s. 6d. - the prisoner did not deny it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MONKHOUSE. The key was in my coat pocket.

GUILTY. Aged 22.

Of stealing to the value of 5s. only .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

JOHN SPENCER.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-7
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceTransportation

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781. JOHN SPENCER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of March , in the dwelling-house of Edward Lloyd Williams , one 20l. bank note; three 2l. bank notes, and three 1l. bank notes , his property.

MR. EDWARD LLOYD WILLIAMS . On the 15th of March I had a set of chambers in New-square, Lincoln's Inn , and slept there myself-the prisoner was my clerk . On the 15th of March I had a 20l. note, and several small notes, amounting to 29l. in a drawer in my desk; I went out of town and left the prisoner in the chambers; I returned on the 17th, and found he was not there. I could not find him at his lodgings. I missed the notes stated in the indictment. I had left the key of the drawer in my desk. He did not return.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not lose your key of the chambers before the 15th - A. Yes; the prisoner had a key, and the laundress also. It was one of Bramah's locks.

JOSEPH POYNTINGTON . I am an officer; I apprehended the prisoner on the 22d of April, at No. 20, St. James's-street; I had been in search of him before. As I was taking him to the office, I asked him what induced him to rob his master; he said he could not tell, and that he had spent some of the money, and lost the rest.

JAMES SMITH . I am an officer; I took the prisoner in charge. I asked him how he could be so foolish as to take the money; he said he only intended to take care of it, but afterwards he got tipsy, spent part of it, and made away with the rest. I do not know what parish the chambers are in.

GUILTY. Aged 30.

Of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

THOMAS WILLIAMS.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-8
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceDeath

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782. THOMAS WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , twenty yards of check, value 30s. the property of James Tucker , privately in his shop .

ALFRED OSMOND. I am servant to Mr. James Tucker , who is a linen-draper , and lives in Long-acre . On the evening of the 9th of May, the prisoner, and a woman, came into the shop, the woman asked to look at some flannel; I took her further up the shop, and saw the prisoner go out - He had stood in the shop, about three yards from the door; I asked him what he wanted, and he said he came with the woman; while I was shewing her the flannel he went out - He had a basket in his hand. I did not miss any thing - I pursued him, and followed him about twenty yards, and never lost sight of him; when I came up to him he threw the basket at me, and said"take it." He was secured before I lost sight of him. The check was in the basket-it was taken from the window, and must have been taken by a person within the shop. I did not see him take it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been out of work sometime.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 33.

Recommended to mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

JAMES WILLIAMS.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-9
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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783. JAMES WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , one trunk, value 5s.; one shirt, value 7s.; six gowns, value 3l. 10s.; three petticoats, value 10s.; one pelisse, value 1l.; three shawls, value 1l.; six handkerchiefs, value 7s.; one coat, value 10s.; one locket, value 2l.; two ear-rings, value 7s.; one ring, value 10s., and two pockets, value 1s. , the goods of Thomas Atkinson .

MARGARET ATKINSON . I am the wife of Thomas At kinson. On the 12th of May, our trunk was in the stateroom on board the Sarah, lying at Bell-wharf tier , the articles stated in the indictment were in it - I had seen them safe at ten o'clock at night, and missed them at four o'clock the next morning.

JAMES EVANS . I am an officer. On the 13th of May, about three o'clock in the morning, I stopped the prisoner, with a bundle, near the Platform, at Rotherhithe - I asked him where he was going to take it; he said they were clothes that he was going to take to a woman whose husband worked in the Docks. I asked him where he brought them from, he said from his lodgings at Deptford, and

that he had been stopped before, and when the watchman had examined his bundle he let him go. I searched him, and found the articles stated in the indictment - He had two shawls concealed under his shirt. The ship laid in Middlesex.

JEREMIAH LUCAS . I am the watch-house keeper; the prisoner was brought into the watch-house, with the bundle, about two o'clock - He said he was going to take it to Woolwich; I let him go-it is the same bundle.

RICHARD TURVIN . I stopped the prisoner about two o'clock in the morning, and the keeper discharged him. I picked a locket up in the morning in the road that he came along.

ROBERT HANMERE . I picked a parcel up about four o'clock in the morning.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

THOMAS WEST.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-10
VerdictNot Guilty

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784. THOMAS WEST was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , one deal board, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of Robert Foot .

WILLIAM SPENCER. I am a shoemaker. On the 2d of May, at twelve o'clock at night, I stopped the prisoner with the plank - He said it was Mr. Pitman's. I found Mr. Foot's name on it, and took him to the watch-house.

ROBERT BAKER . I am a carpenter. I was with Spencer. The prisoner said it was Pitman's plank-it was a scaffold plank; I told him to take it back to where he had it from, and he ran away over a ditch. I secured him and took him to the watch-house - He was rather intoxicated.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

JOHN WATERHOUSE.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-11
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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785. JOHN WATERHOUSE was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one handkerchief, value 2s., the property of John Brenan , from his person .

JOHN BRENAN . I am a boot-maker , and live in Furnival's-inn, Holborn. On the 27th of April, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning, I was in Holborn , opposite Southampton-buildings, a person told me my handkerchief was gone, I turned round and missed it-the prisoner was putting it in his bosom - He was secured; it was safe ten minutes before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN MORRIS . I am a patrol of Bow Street. On the 27th of April, I was going along Holborn, I saw the prisoner put his hand into Mr. Brenan's pocket, and take the handkerchief out. I stopped him.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

SAMUEL THURSTON, JAMES THURSTON.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-12
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine

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786. SAMUEL THURSTON and JAMES THURSTON were indicted for stealing one deal plank, value 4s. , the goods of John Slayner .

JAMES FIELDWICK . I am foreman to Mr. Slayner; the prisoners were employed as sawyers in our yard. I saw the prisoner, James Thurston , bring the plank out of the yard, and put it on the prisoner's, Samuel Thurston , shoulder (he is his son); I followed him into a sawyer's yard in Cow-lane, the next morning I went to the sawyer's and found it cut in two.

Both prisoners pleaded distress.

SAMUEL THURSTON - GUILTY. Aged 17.

JAMES THURSTON - GUILTY. Aged 48.

Recommended to Mercy .

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

ANN DENOUR, REBECCA PACK, SARAH WRIGHT.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-13
VerdictNot Guilty

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787. ANN DENOUR , REBECCA PACK and SARAH WRIGHT , were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , one pair of stockings, value 2s. , the goods of Amos Mindenhall .

AMOS MINDENHALL. I am a hosier , and live in Shoreditch . On the 28th of April, the prisoner, Pack, came to my shop with two more (they were not the other prisoners); while she was looking at the stockings I lost a pair from the door-one of the girls brought the prisoner, Denour, back, and said she took the stockings from her; she said Wright gave them to her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DENOUR'S Defence. The girl who brought me back has escaped, she did not take them from me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

WILLIAM ROBINS.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-14
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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788. WILLIAM ROBINS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , one handkerchief, value 3s., the property of Richard Buxton , from his person .

RICHARD BUXTON . On the 19th of May, I was opposite Southampton-street, in Holborn , about twenty minutes before two o'clock in the day, I felt a hand in my pocket, I turned round and caught hold of the prisoner - He had my handkerchief in his left hand; he said he had not got it. I took it from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

HUGH QUIN, THOMAS OWENS, JOHN KENNEDY.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-15
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty; Not Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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789. HUGH QUIN , THOMAS OWENS and JOHN KENNEDY , were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , 40lbs. of pork, value 30s. , the goods of Robert Hughes .

ROBERT HUGHES . I am a porkman , and live in Fore-street, Limehouse . On the 28th of April, I was in my back-room and heard the cry of stop thief! I went out and saw the prisoner, Quin, in custody, and three pieces of my pork lying on the ground. I lost seven pieces.

ROBERT ATKINSON. I saw the prisoners, with a man, near Bell-wharf, attempting to rob a baker's shop - I followed them down to Fore-street; Kennedy had something in his apron, and said, "We will have some more

presently." One of the others went into the shop and brought something out, I laid hold of Quin, and three pieces of pork dropped between him and Owens. I secured Owens also. Kennedy was taken afterwards.

SAMUEL THORNDELL . I live about forty yards from Mr. Hughes's; I heard the alarm, and saw Quin drop a piece of pork.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

QUIN - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

OWENS- NOT GUILTY .

KENNEDY- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

JOHN PEARSON.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-16
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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790. JOHN PEARSON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , two shirts, value 12s.; three shifts, value 9s.; one waistcoat, value 2s.; one pair of stays, value 2s., and thirty-two neck handkerchiefs, value 16s. , the goods of John Collyer .

JOHN COLLYER . I live at Newington-green . On the 29th of April, I was at work in my grounds, and saw the prisoner taking the articles stated in the indictment off the lines - They were quite off the lines; he did not see me. I secured him.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

GEORGE MARSTEN.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-17
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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791. GEORGE MARSTEN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , one watch, value 30s.; one chain, value 10s.; one seal, value 1l., and one key, value 5s., the goods of Joseph Trith , from his person .

JOSEPH TRITH . I am a butcher , and live in Spitalfields. On the 28th of April, I met the prisoner in Fleur-de-lis-street , he jostled against me as if he had been intoxicated, drew my watch from me at the same moment, and ran off; I pursued him, calling stop thief! and secured him - I never lost sight of him. I found my watchcase within three yards of the place where I took him.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. There is a gas-light in the street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

RICHARD STACEY.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-18
VerdictNot Guilty

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792. RICHARD STACEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , one waistcoat, value 4s., and three pair of pantaloons, value 14s. , the goods of James Earling .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

ANN MACDONALD.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-19
VerdictNot Guilty

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793. ANN MACDONALD was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , four 3s. bank tokens, the goods and monies of George Mason , from his person .

GEORGE MASON . I am a glass-cutter , and live at St. Bride's-wharf. On the 11th of May, I met the prisoner at a public-house on Tower-hill , and stopped there about two hours with-her she sat by me; I asked her to drink. I caught her hand in my pocket, and missed my money. I had spent about 3s. 6d. in drink.

THOMAS OSROURNE . I am a headborough. I took the prisoner into custody; she said he had given her the money, and gave it up. He was intoxicated.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

SARAH MARGARET AUSTIN.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-20
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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794. SARAH MARGARET AUSTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , from the person of David Farnsworth , one purse, value 6d.; four guineas, one half-guinea, one 7s. piece, six 5l. bank notes, and twenty-two 1l. bank notes , his property.

DAVID FARNSWORTH . I am a serjeant in the 1st regiment of the Royal Scots. On the 15th of May, about a quarter before one o'clock in the morning, when I got to my lodgings at the Eagle and Child, in St. Martins-le-Grand , they were gone to bed - I had the money in my possession. I knocked at the door, and the prisoner came up to me, and said, as I was locked out, I had better go along with her. I told her she had better go home. She caught hold of me, and put her hand into my pocket, took out my purse, and ran away down a passage. I went after her, but lost her. The watchman came up - I went to the watch-house with him, and described her to them - They said they knew her well, and went to her lodgings, and found a padlock on the door. The next morning, I saw her talking in the street to another woman, and gave her in charge. Nothing was found on her. I am positive she is the woman. I never saw her before - I knew her by her voice and person. I lost 57l. 1s. 6d. in all-52l. in notes, and the rest in gold-my purse was in my left-hand pocket.

HERBERT CRYER . I am a watchman. I saw the prosecutor knock at the public-house door, but he could not get in. I went to him - He said he was robbed of his money, and offered me his sword, and said he would forgive me if I stabbed him. We took him to the watch-house, and he remained there till next morning. I went, with the patrol and constable, to look for the prisoner, but could not find her - She was not at home. He described her to us; I knew her before - She walked St. Martin's-le-Grand almost every night.

THOMAS RIVERS . I am a watchman. At a quarter before one o'clock in the morning, I was calling the hour, as he heard the prosecutor and Cryer talking in New Rents - I went up to them; the prosecutor said he was ruined, and had lost his property - We took him to the watch-house. I asked him to describe her to us - He did so. I thought it must be the prisoner, and we went in pursuit of her.

CHARLES HOLLAND . I am a patrol. I was passing by the public-house, and saw the prosecutor knocking at the door. I went to the watch-house, and in about four minutes after the watchmen brought him in. He described the woman - We went to her lodgings, and found the door padlocked, and a candle on the stairs.

THOMAS PRESTIGE . I am an officer. On the 15th of May I met the prosecutor in Aldersgate-street. From the description he gave of the woman, I went in pursuit of the prisoner, knowing her before. I took him to Golden-lane - She was standing at the corner of George-yard, talking to two other women. We passed her about two yards-the prosecutor turned round, and immediately pointed her

out, saying, she was the woman who had robbed him. I said nothing to him, on purpose that he should identify her himself. I secured her, and asked her if she knew him-she said she never saw him before. I asked her if she should know him if he was dressed in his uniform - She said she never saw him before. I found 3s. on her. The man who lived with her has absconded. The prosecutor described her as short, plain, having only one eye, red hair, and being very hoarse. He was quite sober. There was a gas-light opposite the door.

DAVID FARNSWORTH. I am sure she is the woman, She has only one eye and red hair.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

SOLOMON BANKS.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-21
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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795. SOLOMON BANKS was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Lewis Gilson , about four o'clock in the night of the 9th of April , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one pewter ticket, value 1d., the goods of John Blenkarn ; one tin box, value 15s.; 309 pieces of stamped paper, value 4l. 13s. 6d.; 120 pieces of copper, value 6s.; 2l. 5s. in monies numbered, one guinea, and seven 1l. bank notes , the goods and monies of Matthias Prime Lucas , John Drinkald , and the said John Blenkarn.

JOHN BLENKARN . I am a wharfinger , and am in partnership with Matthias Prime Lucas and John Drinkald , jun. On the 10th of April, about eight o'clock in the morning, I was informed by the clerk that our counting-house had been broken open. I went, and found five desks and two drawers had been forced, and missed the monies and other things stated in the indictment.

JOHN BEETHAM . I am the wharf-clerk-the premises are in Water-lane, Lower Thames-street . I came to the counting-house at seven o'clock in the morning, and gave the key to Cabell to clean it out. The counting-house is part of Messrs. Lewis Gilson and Son's house. In consequence of what Cabell said, I went and found the desks broken open, and told Mr. Blenkarn.

JOHN CABELL . I am the porter. On Thursday morning, the 10th of April, I was sent to sweep out the counting-house - I found the door unlocked, and the desks wide open. I immediately locked the door, and took the keys down to Beetham, who went back and found it as he has described-the lock had been picked.

JOHN BEETHAM. I double-locked the counting-house door at ten o'clock at night; I am certain of it.

Mr. LEWIS GILSON. The back of my premises are in Water-lane, Lower Thames-street - I let them to Messrs. Blenkarn and Co. as a counting-house. There is a door that communicates from my passage-my dwelling-house is over it.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. My son is in partnership with me, and lives at the house.

WALTER STONE. I am an officer. On the 10th of April I was on duty in Tower-street. The prisoner, in company with two other men, passed me about a quarter after six o'clock in the morning. I followed them into Fenchurch-street; the prisoner crossed over to Biliter-lane-the other two went to the right. I went up to the prisoner, and asked him what he had got; he said it was a pretty thing to ask him. I told him he must satisfy me before he went further. He said, if I stopped him it would be the worse for me. I told him he must satisfy me. I secured him, and took him back to Tower-street. He had a handkerchief in his hand, and a cash-box; a quantity of stamps, 4s. 11d. in copper, and 19s. 6d. in silver. I found seventeen skeleton keys in his pocket, a dark lanthorn, and two candles. He had a custom-house freeman's ticket in his waistcoat pocket.

JOHN BOWLER . I am book-keeper to Messrs. Lucas and Co. I left the desks all locked at five o'clock in the evening-next morning I found them broken open, and 9l. taken away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met the men, who asked me to take care of the things.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

ELEANOR BANFIELD, SOPHIA MOORE.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-22
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty
SentenceImprisonment

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796. ELEANOR BANFIELD and SOPHIA MOORE were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , one 1l. bank note , the property of Mary Baker .

MARY BAKER . I am a straw-bonnet-maker , and live in George-street, Shoreditch. On the 6th of May, about ten o'clock in the evening, I was going up Bishopsgate-street, from my work, the prisoners stopped me, and asked me for some halfpence; I told them I had none - They said I should treat them - They had stopped me several times before. I took them into a public-house and gave them some gin; I gave the landlord a 1l. note to pay for it - He could not change it. Banfield said she could get change, and took the note and went out, but did not return. I am sure they are the women. I treated them to prevent their molesting me again.

HENRY FULCHER. I keep a wine-vaults in Bishopsgate-street . About ten o'clock in the evening of the 6th of May, the prosecutrix, with two other women, came in; I refused to give them change-Banfield said she could get change, and took the note out of my hand-the prosecutrix did not say any thing. Moore gave her shawl for the liquor, and they went out. The prosecutrix returned, and gave them in charge.

JOHN HARDING. I was constable of the night-Moore was brought into the watch-house; the next day I took Banfield.

MARY BAKER re-examined. I did not consent that they should have the note. I thought the landlord knew them, by giving it to her. I waited at the door for my change.

BANFIELD'S Defence. I never saw the note.

BANFIELD- GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months .

MOORE- NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

ELEANOR FEARN.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-23
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceImprisonment

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797. ELEANOR FEARN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of April , 14 yards of cotton, value 15s., the goods of David Reid , privately in his shop .

BENJAMIN HICKMAN. I am shopman to Mr. David Reid, who lives in Beech-street, Barbican . On the 19th of April, the prisoner came to the shop for some calico-after she was gone, we missed the cotton, and sent Atkiss after her

-it laid just by her, which made me suspect her. He brought her back, and found it in her basket.

JOHN ATKISS. I am shopman to Mr. Reid. While I was serving the prisoner, she endeavoured to take the cotton, and put it into her bosom - I went after her, and found it in her basket. I did not see her take it. There was no other person in the shop.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 33.

Of stealing, but not privately . Confined One Month .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

WILLIAM MARTIN.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-24
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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798. WILLIAM MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , one hat, value 12s. , the goods of Thomas Mainer Keats and John Holman .

JOHN HAND . I am shopman to Messrs. Thomas Mainer Keats and John Holman , who are hatters , and live in the Poultry . On the 1st of May, I was at the back of the shop, and heard that a person had stolen a hat. I went to the door, and Warren said a man had taken the hat. We went towards Cheapside, and overtook the prisoner, about one hundred yards from our house, with the hat in his hand. I seized him, and took it from him. He said that he found it-that he was drunk, and a poor man, and hoped we would let him go.

EDWARD WARREN . I am a tailor. I was coming along the Poultry, and saw the prisoner try several person's pockets; he then went into the shop, took the hat off the counter, and went away. I called the shopman out and we pursued him; we collared him, and took it from him. I never lost sight of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JAMES BUTLER.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-25
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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799. JAMES BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one pocket handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Ambrose Cutler , from his person .

AMBROSE CUTLER . I am a painter . On the 14th of May, about eleven o'clock in the morning, as I was going along Earl-street , I felt something at my pocket - I turned round, and saw the prisoner pass between me and the wall - He slackened his pace, and I passed him again. I looked very hard at him, and felt my pocket and walked on. When I had got some distance, I looked back, and saw him about twenty yards off. I walked on about thirty yards, and thought no more of him. I put my hand to my pocket, and found my handkerchief gone. I looked round but could not see him - I ran back, and overtook him at Puddle-dock; he was then going the reverse way - I stopped him, and asked him why he took my handkerchief - He denied it. I found it inside his coat, under his arm - He said he picked it up. It was a dirty day, but the handkerchief was quite clean.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

STEPHEN WEBB, JOHN WOOD.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-26
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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800. STEPHEN WEBB and JOHN WOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of April , 11 yards of Manchester striped gingham, value 1l. 9s. , the goods of Thomas Newbery .

SHIRLEY BEARE. I am shopman to Mr. Newbery, linen-draper , in Fleet-street . On the 23d of April, about twelve o'clock, I observed the two prisoners lurking about the shop-window and the door, and saw Webb attempt to take the gingham several times-it hung at the door. After he had pulled it about, they both came near the door. I saw Webb take it and give it to Wood, who ran away with it. I followed, and collared him - He dropped the goods. Webb walked away up the street and returned. I sent for a constable, and secured him also, and brought him back - He was coming towards the shop again. I was standing near the door all the while, but they could not see me.

WEBB. Q. Why did you not take me first - A. The other had the property.

JOHN OTTLEY . I am a hosier, and live opposite Mr. Newbery. I saw the prisoners lurking about the shop - They passed my window soon after. I saw Webb pull the gingham down and give it to Wood. I ran out to pursue him-when I got up he was secured. Beare brought Webb back also. I am sure they are the men - I had watched them two days before, and a fortnight before that.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WEBB - GUILTY . Aged 18.

WOOD - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

EDWARD LORLER, JOHN HORSHAM.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-27
VerdictNot Guilty

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801. EDWARD LORLER and JOHN HORSHAM were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , 60lbs. of lead, value 10s., belonging to Edward Jefferey , and then fixed to a certain building .

EDWARD JEFFEREY . I have a warehouse in Market-street, Westminster -the lead was fixed to the roof. On the 6th of May, I went there, at two o'clock in the afternoon, and saw about thirty boys breaking the lead off. I saw Horsham come through a hole - I secured him.

WILLIAM DUNCAN. I live in Market-street. I went to the house, and saw the boys making their escape. The prisoner, Lorler, was one of them - I secured him.

MARY SIMPSON. I live in Market-street. I saw some boys breaking the lead off - I did not see either of the prisoners.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JOHN SHEPHERD, ELIZABETH REID.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-28
VerdictsGuilty > theft under 40s; Not Guilty
SentencesTransportation

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802. JOHN SHEPHERD was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , in the dwelling-house of John Dyter , one shawl, value 5s.; one handkerchief, value 2d.; his property; one watch, value 25s.; one chain, value 6d.; one key, value 1d., the property of Peter Hattersley ; and two 1l. bank notes , the property of the said John Dyter ;

and ELIZABETH REID for feloniously receiving, on the same day, one shawl, value 5s., part of the same goods, she knowing it to be stolen .

ESTHER DVTER . I am the wife of John Dyter ; we live at Hampstead . On the 26th of April, I had been out, and returned at seven o'clock in the evening, and missed the property - I had seen it all safe at five o'clock when I left home. I saw my watch again at Marlborough-street. The prisoner, Reid, was at the office, among the crowd, and I recognized my shawl on her back. I did not know either of the prisoners. A man of the name of Turner had been at my house that day, and the prisoner, Shepherd, with him - They left at three o'clock. I did not see them after they went away.

ESTHER DYTER. I am the daughter of the last witness. Turner and the prisoner, Shepherd, were at my mother's. I was not at home when they left. My mother went out at five o'clock, and in about a quarter of an hour, I met Turner just by - We walked together till we got to our house. I then saw Shepherd come out of our yard, and join Turner - I saw no more of them - I went in. I am sure Shepherd is the man. I found the window pulled in - I missed the watch and money.

JOHN BROOKS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in High-street, St. Giles's. On the 6th of April, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner, Shepherd, pledged a watchwith me in his own name-on the Monday Mr. Dyter claimed it, and in the evening Shepherd came again to sell the watch to a man. I questioned him about it - He said that he bought it at Plymouth. The watch is worth 20s. or 25s.

JOHN NICHOLS. I went to Brooks's, with Shepherd, to buy the watch - He asked me to buy it.

ESTHER DYTER . I did not see my money safe after they left.

SHEPHERD'S Defence. I was desired to pledge the watch by Turner.

SHEPHERD - GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

REID- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

SIMON COLLINS.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-29
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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803. SIMON COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , two mares, price 14l. , the property of Francis Yarrow .

FRANCIS YARROW. I live at Thetford, in the Isle of Ely . On Tuesday, the 29th of April, I tied my mares up in the stable, but did not lock it - I lost them. I found them on the 1st of May, at the Cherry Tree public-house, in Kingsland-road, tied up in a stable-Kingsland-road is sixty-four miles from my residence-the prisoner was there also. The best of them was worth 15l., and the other not more than 2l.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. My yard is open-any person might go in.

CALEB WHITBREAD . I am a cow-keeper, and live in Church-lane, Mile-end, New-town. I was at the White Hart at four o'clock in the afternoon; the landlord introduced me to the prisoner - the prisoner shewed me two colts - He asked me 9l. for the best - I did not think it worth that money; I bought the other of him for 3l. 2s. 6d. He said they belonged to his brother, who was in distress for rent. I asked him where they came from - He said he brought them from Cambridge, and if he could not sell them, they must go to Smithfield market. I asked him several questions - He did not seem to know any person at Cambridge. I told him to meet me at the Cherry Tree, and I would have an officer there, and if he did not come by them honestly, he had better not meet me. He came - I had an officer there, and he secured him. Yarrow came in about an hour after and claimed them. He still said they were his brother's. When he was being locked up, he said he lived at Aldgate - I found he did not live there. Before that he said he lived at Cambridge.

Cross-examined. After he was taken, he said he was employed by a man to sell them, and if he could not, he was to meet him at Shoreditch about nine o'clock - I did not take him there. He said, a strange man overtook him, and asked him to sell them.

WILLIAM TURNER. I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody. The mares were delivered to me. He said they were given to him to take on the road by a man, and that he was to go on till the man overtook him. He said nothing about selling them.

Prisoner's Defence. A man met me, and asked me to take them on till he overtook me, and he would give me 3s. I never saw him afterwards.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 30.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

SOLOMON SOLOMONS.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-30
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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804. SOLOMON SOLOMONS was indicted for a robbery on the King's highway, on Thomas Warne , on the 16th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2l.; one seal, value 16s.; one key, value 2d.; two 3s. bank tokens, and eight 1s. 6d. bank tokens , his property.

THOMAS WARNE. I am a journeyman pewterer , and live in Blackfriars-road. On the 16th of May I was in Bacon-street, Brick-lane, Bethnal-green , between nine and ten o'clock at night. I was going to the Ship public-house, to see the landlady there - I was not in liquor; I went strait from home-it is about three miles from my house. I left home at seven o'clock, and met my brother at the Blue Lasts, and stopped an hour with him; we had only a pint of porter; when I left him, I went to the Ship, in Bacon-street. Before I got in, I was stopped by four or five men - I did not know them before. They hustled round me, and one of them drew my watch out of my pocket; I have never seen it since. I caught hold of the seal-the chain was broken in two, and they made off with the watch; the prisoner was one of them - I saw him again that evening. I had 18s. taken out of my breeches pocket at the same time, viz. two 3s. and eight 1s. 6d. pieces. The prisoner was the man that took my money - He was taken into custody at the time. Robert Canew saw him searched, and two 3s. and eight 1s. 6d. pieces found on him. He was with those that took my watch.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. It was not very light. I stopped at the public-house about an hour, or an hour and a half, with my brother. I stopped in the street about an hour with him before we went in. I am certain that I drank no more than a pint of porter. I went to the Ship, to see the landlady-there were a great many people

there at the same time. When the men came up to me, they asked me to fight, and bustled me. I called out, and they made a noise to drown my voice. The prisoner was taken immediately after. I had changed a 1l. note at the public-house, and gave my brother 1s. 6d. The prisoner had his arms round me.

ROBERT CANEW. I live with a cow-keeper, and have lived in my place eight months. I was standing at my master's door, which is opposite the Ship; I saw a skirmish, went over, and saw the prisoner's arms round Warne's body-his arms were under his. I caught hold of him. I saw his hand near Warne's pocket - I will not say it was in it. I dragged him across the road into the public-house - He did not go willingly - He was searched. I did not hear Warne say how much he had lost before he was searched. He said he was robbed of his watch and money before the prisoner was searched. I do not remember his saying what was the amount of the money. - He said, the prisoner took his silver out of his breeches-pocket, but he did not know who took the watch. Turner searched him, and found two 3s. pieces and eight 1s. 6d. pieces on him. When the prisoner was charged with the robbery, he said we might search him.

Cross-examined. I saw the money taken from the prisoner, he had only one penny about him beside-the prosecutor said he had lost his watch and silver; I did not hear him say any thing more. I have had no conversation with Warne about it - He has said nothing to me about a reward.

WILLIAM TURNER. I am an officer of Worship-street. On Friday, the 16th of May, I was passing the end of Bacon-street, I heard the cry of stop thief! I went to the Ship public-house, and found the prisoner in the custody of the last witness; I asked the prosecutor what he had lost, he said he had lost his watch and chain; after that I asked him if he had lost any thing else - He said he had lost his silver out of his pocket. Before I searched the prisoner, I asked him what money it was; he said, two 3s. and eight 1s. 6d. pieces. I searched the prisoner, and found two 3s. and eight 1s. 6d. pieces, in his breeches pocket, and one penny in his waistcoat pocket - I found no more silver on him. I took him into custody.

Cross-examined. This was in the presence of Canew; he heard what he said, but may not recollect it - He was close to me; the prisoner was willing to be searched.

Prisoner. I have a witness to call.

JACOB FERNANDO . I am a butcher, and live in Mansfield-street. On Friday, the 16th of May, the prisoner came to me in the evening, about half-past six o'clock, and asked if he could sup and dine with me the next day, - being our Sabbath; I told him he could; he asked what he should give, I told him 2s.; he gave me a 1l. note, I gave him eight 1s. 6d. and two 3s. pieces in change, being 18s. I have known him from from his infancy, and never knew any thing dishonest of him.

Court. Q. Are you a relation of his - A. No; I heard of his being taken up on Saturday morning, between nine and ten o'clock; he supped with me on the Friday night at a little after seven o'clock, and stopped till near nine; I live about a mile from Bacon-street. My family supped with me-none of them went out with the prisoner; he lodged at my house, and slept there on Thursday night for the first time.

WILLIAM TURNER re-examined. Before I searched him I did not ask him what money he had about him-when I found it he did not say where he got it, there were five or six people in the room at the time. I am certain that Warne said what the money consisted of before I searched the prisoner. The prisoner said nothing about Fernando, nor did he say he had changed a 1l. note that night.

JACOB FERNANDO re-examined. I had given change to several people in the early part of the day, but I do not recollect what I gave them; I had got rid of all my small silver, and had nothing but 1s. 6d. and 3s. pieces left.

TURNER. Warne said there were several of them - He could not say who took the watch; I have got the seal and key. He said the prisoner was the man who took his money before I searched him.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

HANNAH HILL.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-31
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment

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805. HANNAH HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , 175 needles, value 6d.; seven pieces of tape, value 3s. 2d.; 24 dozen of shirt buttons, value 2s. 5d.; 12 papers of pins, value 3s. 9d.; 24 laces, value 7d.; 72 yards of ribbon, value 1l. 8s.; 12 ounces of sewing cotton. value 2s. 8d.; eight ounces of worsted, value 9d., and one handkerchief, value 2s. 3d., the property of Thomas Flint and John Ray , in their dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT the same, only stating the house to be the dwelling-house of John Ray only.

ANN HORN. I am shopwoman to Thomas Flint and John Ray , haberdashers , Grafton-street, Soho -Mr. Ray lives in the house, Mr. Flint does not. On the 15th of May, the prisoner came into the shop and picked out the articles stated in the indictment, I tied them up and made out the bill, which came to 2l. 6s. 4d.; she opened her purse, as if to pay me, and then asked for some sarsnet shoe-ribbon, to get which I must go into the inner shop; suspecting her, I persuaded her to have galloon, and went to the other side of the shop for it, and saw her take up the parcel and go out; I followed, and saw her at a distance - She began to run - I came up to her in Newport-market, and took hold of her; she said if I would let her go she would come back directly; she said she was in search of her little boy, who had run down the court; she had the parcel in her hand. I took her back. I had not seen any little boy with her-there was no person with her.

RICHARD COLBOURN . I took the prisoner into custody and searched her, she had only nine pence in her pocket. I asked her if she had any other pocket-she said she had not; she said she had 2l. in her hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had 2l. in my pocket to pay for them; I left my boy playing at the door - I went about two yards from the door, and she laid hold of me. I did not intend to steal them.

GUILTY Aged 32.

Of stealing, to the value of 39s. only .

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

HENRY BURSELL.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-32
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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806. HENRY BURSELL was indicted for a robbery on the King's highway, on George Tilley , on the 21st of April , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 5l.; one watch-chain, value 2s.; three seals, value 20s.; and one watch key, value 6d. , his property.

GEORGE TILLEY. I am apprentice to Mr. Beech, who is a linen-draper in Broadway, Westminster. On the 21st of April, soon after nine o'clock in the evening, I was walking along Tothill-street, Westminster , with a lady, whom I was going to see home, by my master's desire - I was quite sober-my seals hung out; there was a great many people passing by-the prisoner came up against me, with one arm, and forced me back, and took my watch out; I laid hold of him and held him till I got assistance, which came up very soon - He tried to get away; I gave him to Monday, the constable. He threw the watch behind him, and a person, named Murphy, picked it up, and took it into a shop opposite; this was before I gave him to the constable, but after I had collared him.

RICHARD MUNDAY. I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge. I received the watch from Mr. Brooks, where it had been left, in a shop in the same street.

EDMUND WINCH. On the 21st of April, I was in Tothill-street, and saw the prisoner put his hand before Tilley, take the watch from him, and throw it on one side. Tilley had collared him before he threw it away. The prisoner tried to get away from him. I saw Eliza Murphy pick the watch up-it went out of his hand as they were struggling; I saw him throw it away.

ELIZA MURPHY . On the 21st of April, I was coming across Tothill-street, I saw a man and a lad struggling together, as I thought, in play; I stopped in the middle of the street, fearing they would run against me; they came into the middle of the street, I stepped across and saw a watch laying under Mr. Brooks's window, I picked it up and gave it to Mr. Brooks - I did not see it thrown down. It lay where they were struggling.

JAMES PECKMAN . I am shopman to a grocer in Tothill-street. I saw Tilley struggling with the prisoner in the street, he called out, and had hold of the prisoner - I assisted in taking him into Mr. Beech's; Titley said he had robbed him of his watch-the prisoner said nothing that I heard.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Some person behind pushed me against him; he collared me, and said I had robbed him. He called for assistance, and I was secured.

TILLEY. I saw no person behind him.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 24.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

CHARLES BUCKMASTER, JOHN JUDSON.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-33
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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807. CHARLES BUCKMASTER and JOHN JUDSON , were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , one silver cream-pot, value 50s., the property of John Williams , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES WARD. I am servant to John Williams, who is a tailor , and lives in Conduit-street . On the 16th of May, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoners on the area steps, that lead to the kitchen. I asked them what they did there? Judson said they wished to know if we wanted any shirt buttons - They then went away.

MR. JOHN WILLIAMS. I keep the house; my cream-pot was in the kitchen, on the 16th of May; the next day the officer brought it to me.

JOSEPH BERRY. I am a constable. On the 16th of May, I saw the prisoners, and another boy, in Monmouti-street - They went into several cellars; I took them into custody, and found the cream-jug under Judson's coat, and two silver spoons and some shirt buttons in his pocket - He said he picked them up in Bruton-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BUCKMASTER'S Defence. I found it, and gave it to Judson to carry.

JUDSON'S Defence. He gave it to me to carry.

BUCKMASTER - GUILTY . Aged 15.

JUDSON - GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

JOHN FLACK.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-34
VerdictNot Guilty

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808. JOHN FLACK was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Susannah Gillings , on the 10th of May , about four in the night, with intent to steal .

ELIZA COE. I live in the house, and was the first person that was alarmed-it was day-light.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

JOSEPH CLARK.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-35
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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809. JOSEPH CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , one mare price 20l. the property of Richard Hambridge .

RICHARD HAMBRIDGE . On the 11th of April I had two mares - I turned them out on Epping Forrest , and never saw either of them again until the 10th of May, when I found one of them at Islington, in the care of Marshall; I knew her again, she was one of those I had lost off the Forrest. I had often rode her.

FRANCIS MARSHALL. I live at Islington, and have a cow-shed there. About a month ago the prisoner asked me to let him have a standing for a horse - He paid me for two weeks; he afterwards brought a mare into the place, and the officer took her away. He used to feed the mare himself, and often rode her about the streets.

JOHN MOORE . I am a horse-boiler, and live in Brick-lane, Old-street. On the 13th of April, the prisoner applied to me to buy a bay mare of him - He had two at the time; one was a chesnut and the other a bay. I bought the bay one of him; I saw the other again at Worship-street, Mr. Hambridge was there with me - She had a switch tail, but when I saw her in Mr. Hambridge's possession, the tail was cut. I asked the prisoner his name when I bought the mare of him, he said it was William Bush, at a barber's shop in Cross-street, Islington.

RICHARD HAMBRIDGE . The mare I saw at Worship-street, was my property; the description of the other mare answers to the other one that I lost.

WILLIAM WESTLEY . I am a headborough; from information that I received I went into Marshall's yard, and found the mare tied up and took her away-Goss assisted me; the prisoner said the mare was not his, but that he had her and rode her about; he told the magistrate that he found her in Ball's-pond-road, and he thought it proper to keep her; the magistrate told him he should have put her

in the pound and advertised her. Mr. Hambridge saw the mare on the 10th, and claimed her as his property. She is worth 20l.

Prisoner's Defence. I found her in Ball's-pond-road, with the bridle on - I rode her about, and did not go to sell her.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 33.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

ALEXANDER LONG, THOMAS KINGSTON.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-36
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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810. ALEXANDER LONG and THOMAS KINGSTON , were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 9lbs. of bacon, value 6s. , the goods of Henry Barrett .

CHARLES CURRY. I live in Great Castle-street, Oxford-market. On the 29th of April, about one o'clock, I saw the prisoners opposite Mr. Barrett's shop, Kingston took the bacon off the stall, and put it into Long's apron - He ran off with it - They saw me and threw it down. I shewed them to Tidmarsh, and he secured Long; the next day I met Kingston, and secured him. I am sure he is the boy.

RICHARD TIDMARSH. I live with Mr. Barrett, Curry pointed the prisoners out to me - I took Long.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

LONG - GUILTY . Aged 14.

KINGSTON - GUILTY . Aged 12.

Whipped , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

JOHN HOPKINS.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-37
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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811. JOHN HOPKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of February , one seal, value 10s., and one ring, value 1s. , the goods of John Manning .

SECOND COUNT, The same, only stating them to be the property of a certain person unknown.

JOHN MANNING. I live in Hatton-court, Saffron-hill, and was a watchman. On the 13th of February, a man charged another with taking his seals - I found them in the kennel; the man did not appear, and the prisoner was discharged-the magistrate told me to keep them. I kept the ring in my pocket-the prisoner slept in the same bed with me, and several others slept in the same room; in the morning when I got up, I found the prisoner was gone out, and the ring and seal gone also; some days after, from what I had heard, I opened the prisoner's box, and found the duplicate of them - I went to Mr. Hill's and found the seal.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I am not a watchman now; I was discharged because I could not produce this ring and seal. I lost the seal, I never pledged it - I pledged the ring. I found the duplicate in the prisoner's box.

JOHN BOTELER . I am shopman to Mr. Hill, who is a pawnbroker. I have a gold seal and ring pledged for 2s. I remember Manning coming to enquire for it with the duplicate; I do not know who pledged them, but I know the prisoner's face. I do not know when I saw the prisoner, I remember seeing him at the shop as a customer; I do not know what he came there for.

Court. Q. On your oath, on what occasion did he come to your shop - A. I think to pledge the seal-the ticket found in his box is ours.

ANN RYAN . I keep the house where the prisoner lodged; after he was taken up I asked him about it - He said the devil tempted him to take it.

Cross-examined. He was bailed-this was on a Tuesday, when he was at dinner.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before. Mr. Baron Garroic.

THOMAS DALTRY.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-38
VerdictNot Guilty

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812. THOMAS DALTRY was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , one watch, value 20s.; one chain, value 1s., and one seal, value 6d. , the goods of John Collins .

MARY COLLINS . I am the wife of John Collins. On the 30th of April, about half-past eight o'clock in the evening, I heard a noise, and ran down stairs - A mob came round; as I was going to my back room I saw the prisoner taking my husband's watch-no other person came into the house. I called out stop thief, he ran out, and I followed him round Charles-square - He was stopped before he got out of my sight; I did not see him throw it down - He had not got it when he was stopped. I never saw him before.

RICHARD CHAPMAN. I heard the alarm and ran after the man; the prisoner was stopped in the square - He had no hat on; I picked a hat up, when a man sprung out from behind a tree, and asked me what I had picked up; I asked him if he knew the prisoner; he said he would not run the risk of getting himself into trouble, and ran off. The prisoner said he had lost a hat. I picked the watch up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARY COLLINS. I am sure the prisoner is the man, he had a hat on when he took the watch. He was stopped at the end of the square.

Prisoner's Defence. I was pursuing the man, and they took me for him - They knocked my hat off.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

AARON DILLON.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-39
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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813. AARON DILLON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , two sheets, value 40s.; one gown, value 3s., and two stockings, value 1s., the goods of William Hoard , Sen.; and one shirt, value 3s. , the goods of William Hoard , Jun.

ELIZA HOARD . I am the wife of William Hoard. On the 28th of April, I hung the things out to dry, and lost them, and several more, on the 5th of May; something occurred which made me give information.

SARAH CLARKE. I live next door to Mr. Hoard-we have one garden between us; I saw the prisoner in the garden - I knew him before. I gave information.

WILLIAM SIMS . I am a constable. On the 6th of May, I took the prisoner into custody at his sister's house; it was nearly an hour before I could get admission. They refused to let me in. I broke in and found the prisoner under the bed, and one of the shirts upon his back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

THOMAS BYTHAM.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-40
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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814. THOMAS BYTHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , one 3s. bank token, 1s. and 6d. the monies of John Menzies .

JOHN MENZIES . I keep the Crown, at Kensington . On the 28th of April, between five and six o'clock in the afternoon, I went up stairs, when the prisoner ran out of my bed-room up another pair of stairs-the lock had been forced. I secured him. I missed the money out of my child's box.

WILLIAM COLLINS. I am a Yeoman of the Guards. On the 28th of April, I was at the Crown, the prisoner was in custody; I took a wrencher from under his coat; I asked him why he carried it about with him - He said he meant to rob somewhere before he went home.

GEORGE HULL. I took the prisoner into custody, and found a 3s. token, 1s., and 6d. on him.

JAMES BROTHERS. I heard the prisoner confess that he took the money.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

JOHN BRONAM.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-41
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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815. JOHN BRONAM was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one watch, value 40s.; one seal, value 4s.; and one key, value 9d., the goods of William Neale , from his person .

WILLIAM NEALE . I am employed in the Custom-house , and live at Stepney. On the 27th of April, I was in Whitechapel, with my wife and children. The prisoner came up, pushed against me, and drew my watch out. I collared him, and asked him for my watch-my wife called out Stop thief! - I still held him, and am sure he is the man.

GRACE NEALE . I am the wife of John Neale . We were returning home-the prisoner ran against my husband, who said he had taken his watch, and he collared him. A short man came close to the prisoner and ran off directly. He was quite close enough to receive the watch from the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. There were three or four men shoving me against him.

JOHN NEALE . No person pushed him against me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

ROBERT JONCEY.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-42
VerdictNot Guilty

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816. ROBERT JONCEY was indicted for bigamy .

But as the first marriage could not be proved, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

JOHN HAWKINS.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-43
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceTransportation

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817. JOHN HAWKINS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Samuel Sadler , about seven in the forenoon of the 12th of May , (the wife of the said Samuel Sadler, and others of his family being therein), and stealing twenty-five handkerchiefs, value 2l. , his property.

SAMUEL SADLER. I keep a ready-made linen warehouse , in Fleet-street . On Monday, the 12th of May, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I went out, and shut my door - I was not gone more than a minute-when I returned I found it open, and a quantity of handkerchiefs taken off the counter near the door. I am confident that I shut the door. I immediately went out. When I got to the corner of Shoe-lane, I saw the prisoner going up the lane with the handkerchiefs under his arm. He turned into the passage of the Globe tavern. I secured him, took them from him, and gave him in charge - I did not know him before.

DANIEL TANNER . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in Fleet-street-two men ran across, and threw the bundle down - I picked it up.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

WILLIAM GEORGE BELLAMY.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-44
VerdictNot Guilty

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818. WILLIAM GEORGE BELLAMY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph Stevens on the King's highway, on the 7th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one pocket handkerchief, value 3s. , his property.

JOSEPH STEVENS . I live with Mr. Wright, in Glocester-place, Commercial-road, and live on my property. On the evening of the 7th of May, I had been to Cow-cross for Mr. Wright, with some medicine, as his boy was not at home. I was returning home through Moorfields. About a quarter after ten o'clock, as I was going by Old Bedlam, I heard some person following me. I turned round, and found it was the prisoner. He followed me about thirty yards. I crossed over to go to Bell-alley - He jumped up to me, and collared me all at once - He held a knife to me, and asked me for my money, saying, "d-n you, do you see this? - deliver your money," holding the knife in one hand, and my collar with the other. It was a little while before I could speak. I then told him I had no money. He then said, "d-n you, where is your watch?" and stroked me down to feel for it. I had no watch about me. He felt in my coat pocket, and took my handkerchief out.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. How did he do it - A. He let go my collar, and felt me down with that hand, and he held the knife in my face. I had a parcel in my pocket, and he took the handkerchief out of my pocket. While his eye was off me, I caught hold of the wrist of that hand which held the knife - I got hold of his collar with the other hand, and called out "watch!" loudly; it was a great while before the watchman came-when he got near us, the prisoner also called "watch!" twice-the watchman was an old man. I delivered him to his care, but still held him myself till another came up. I gave him in charge, and he made a charge against me; we took him to the watch-house, and there gave him in charge. I saw him searched-my handkerchief was not found on him, but the knife was found tucked down in his apron. In searching him, we found the flap of his breeches was open-upon that he charged me with indecency - He had not made any such charge before. On my oath I had not done any such thing.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I have been eight or nine years in London. I came from Otley, in Yorkshire; I am independent. I was a merchant at New York, and came from there thirteen years ago. I have lived in and about London eight or nine years.

Q. How many prisons in London have you been in?

Q. How many years is it since you were in the King's Bench - A. Four or five years.

Q. When was you in the Fleet - A. Never. The prisoner was quite a stranger to me. He had a dark apron on-it was a butcher's knife. I never asked the watchmen to go back and look for the handkerchief - I told them I had lost it, and that the prisoner had robbed me.

Q. Did you tell him, before he got to the watch-house, that you had lost your handkerchief - A. Yes, I did, and described it to be yellow. The place where I was robbed is about a quarter of a mile from the watch-house.

Q. On your solemn oath, did you say one single word about the knife to the watchman till you got to the watchhouse - A. Yes, I told the first watchman he had a knife, that he held it up to me, and robbed me of my handkerchief.

Q. Did you say a word about a knife either before or in the watch-house, till one was found on the prisoner - A. I mean to swear I did tell the watchman as I was going along.

Q. Had not the prisoner called out "watch," and charged you with indecency upon his person, before you called out "watch" - A. It is not true. He did not call"watch" until we got to the watch-house. He had a butcher's jacket on. I know nothing about a reward.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. When did the prisoner first call out"watch" - A. As the watchman was coming up. I had called a dozen times before he called out once. He wanted to run away. We dragged one another full twenty yards.

Court. Had you any pocket-book - A. No. I had a few shillings in my waistcoat pocket - He did not search that; he only put his hand into my coat pocket. I never found my handkerchief.

CHARLES TURNER. I am a watchman. On the night of the 7th of May, about a quarter before eleven, I heard the cry of "watch." I suppose I heard it ten times before I could get up; it was called by two different voices-one called after the other. I came up to the prosecutor and prisoner, in Long-alley; they had hold of each other; the prosecutor gave the prisoner in charge, he did not say what for - He did not say what he had done - I took him to the watch-house directly; as they were going there nothing passed, not a word, either by the prosecutor or the prisoner.

Q. Did the prosecutor, as he was going to the watchhouse, tell you that the prisoner had robbed him, and had a knife in his hand - A. He did not.

MR. ADOLPHUS. My Lord, after this, I certainly cannot proceed any further in this prosecution.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JOHN BECKETT.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-45
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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819. JOHN BECKETT was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January , from the person of John Clifford , 1l. 14s. in monies numbered; three 1l. bank notes; and a handkerchief, value 1s. his property.

JOHN CLIFFORD. I am a watchman of the parish of St. George, Hanover-square. The prisoner and I had a bed together in Field-lane . I laid there in the day, and he at night. On the 19th of January, when I came home, I went to bed; he had a woman there at breakfast with him - He went out with her, and came home at one o'clock; he then came and took my breeches from under my head I asked him what he was doing; he said he had left something there which he wanted - I did not think he was robbing me. He went out, and soon after I missed my breeches - I found them in the room. The next day I met him, but had not then missed my money. The day after, I missed three 1l. notes, 1l. 14s. in silver, and a handkerchief out of my box. The key of my box was in my breeches-pocket. I found him and secured him. He said he had put the notes in my room - I took him there, he could not find them. I went for an officer, and he made off. I did not see him again for three months. The woman went out before I went to sleep.

JOHN LANGWORTH . On the 19th of January, the prosecutor told me he had lost his money. I went with him and found the prisoner in St. Martin's-lane; we brought him back. He could not find the notes. He left him with me while he went for an officer. I let him go into the yard, and he escapsed.

JOHN GREEK . I am a constable. On the 20th of April the prosecutor brought the prisoner to the watch-house. I found the handkerchief on his neck.

(Handkerchief produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

ELEANOR CHAMBERS.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-46
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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820. ELEANOR CHAMBERS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , one saucepan, value 4s.; one pillow, value 2s. 6d.; one blanket, value 2s.; and one flat-iron, value 6d., the goods of Thomas Jenkins , in a lodging-room .

SARAH JENKINS. I am the wife of Thomas Jenkins, we live in Golden Fleece-court, Minories . I let the prisoner a room about fifteen weeks ago-her husband was present, it was a ready-furnished room. On the 5th of May her husband came down and said she had been making away with the things, and asked me to go up. I went up, and missed the things stated in the indictment. I gave them both in charge-her husband was discharged.

THOMAS JENKINS. I let the prisoner the room.

WILLIAM TOMLINSON. I am a pawnbroker. I took a saucepan in pledge of the prisoner for 2s. I am sure it was her.

RICHARD BACON. I took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. Mrs. Jenkins gave me leave to pledge the things.

SARAH JENKINS. It is false.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

THOMAS BENNET.
21st May 1817
Reference Numbert18170521-47
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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821. THOMAS BENNET was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of April , one iron half-hundred weight, value 4s. , the goods of Peter Jackson .