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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, 3d of JULY, 1822, and following Days;

Being the Sixth Session in the Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. CHRISTOPHER MAGNAY , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

Taken in Short-Hand by H. BUCKLER, (BY AUTHORITY OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON.)

London:

PRINTED FOR H. BUCKLER, By J. Booth, 31, St. Andrew's Hill, Doctors' Commons; and PUBLISHED BY T. KEYS, CITY LIBRARY, COLEMAN STREET .

1822.

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 CHRISTOPHER MAGNAY , Esq., LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir George Sowley Holroyd, Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir James Burrough , Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir James Shaw , Bart; Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq.; John Ansley , Esq.; and Matthew Wood , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys, Esq., Recorder of the said City; William Heygate , Esq.; Robert Albion , Cox, Esq.; and William Thompson , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; and Thomas Denman , Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of the Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

George Anderton ,

Thomas Jones ,

William Mullions ,

John Edwards ,

Richard How ,

Joseph Ottley ,

William Dilworth ,

William Woods ,

Richard Butler ,

Thomas Bethell ,

John Bloomfield ,

William Hubbard .

1st Middlesex Jury.

Richard Scarf ,

John King ,

Benjamin Bruford ,

William Surridge ,

John Frankish ,

George Graham ,

Thomas Joyce ,

Joseph Scarlett ,

Isaac Burt ,

George Taylor ,

Thomas Anderson ,

James Etteridge .

2nd Middlesex Jury.

Abraham Risley ,

Charles D. Mattin ,

James Dodd ,

James Lambol ,

James Goldsworthy ,

Benjamin Cuthbert ,

James Lawson ,

John Lowndes ,

John Sanders Clement ,

Charles Williamson ,

Joseph Snell ,

Thomas Bayman .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, JULY 3, 1822.

MAGNAY, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION.

REUBEN MANTEL.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-1
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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930. REUBEN MANTEL was indicted for embezzlement .

The prosecutor did not appear.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

TOBIAS BURKE.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-2
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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931. TOBIAS BURKE was indicted for bigamy .

MESSRS. ALLEY and LAW, conducted the prosecution.

ELIZA BUTLER . I live at Cashel in the County of Tipperary, in Ireland. I first became acquainted with the prisoner the latter end of May, 1815; he stopped nearly a week at my father's house before he married my sister Mary - I was present at the marriage at my father's; my sister Julia, my brother, my father and many other witnesses were present. The Reverend Doctor Wright married them, he is now dead - he was a Roman Catholic priest; my sister and the prisoner were both of that religion.

Q. How do you know that was the prisoner's religion - A. He brought a certificate to Doctor Wright, stating that he was a Catholic. I never saw him at a Catholic chapel before he married her - he represented himself as a Catholic by bringing a certificate from his parish priest; he always passed as a Catholic, and always joined in our religious duties, particularly in the Rosary, which is family prayer, and he said he had a brother in the Maynooth College educating for a priest. After the marriage ceremony they both lived together and cohabited at my father's house, as man and wife, for a week, and then he got a part of my sister's fortune, and went to Dublin, wrote a letter, and then his wife and a married sister went to him. The prisoner returned to my father's house about a year afterwards and stopped about a fortnight; Mrs. Burke was not with him - she has two children, one of them is now at my mother's; my father is dead. The prisoner failed in business afterwards, and applied to us for money, 20 l. was given him - I have seen my father give him 100 l. note at one time. My sister Mary is now living, I saw her here to day.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. What was your father - A. A leather merchant. The prisoner was a publican and grocer , at Dublin, which is seventy-five Irish miles from Cashel. I understood that he came from Dublin on no other business but to marry my sister - his brother Edmund Burke , was present at the marriage. I am about twenty-three years old, my sister Julia is about two years younger than I. Doctor Wright performed the marriage, and Father O'Brien was there in the course of the evening - I cannot say whether he was present at the marriage; it was performed between five and six o'clock in the evening.

Q. Was it not between eleven and twelve o'clock at night - A. It was not. There was merry making on that day, and the next. The prisoner took but one glass of wine that day, he would take no more. My sister went to him about a fortnight after the marriage.

JULIA BUTLER . I am sister of the last witness. I know the prisoner - my sister Mary was married to him at my father's house; they were both Roman Catholics - the prisoner always passed as such at our house, and at the time of Lent, he assisted in offering up the Rosary, and read the meditations himself; (looking at a Catholic manual) I believe the writing in this to be his, I have frequently seen him write; it is a Roman Catholic book. My sister had two children, I was present when one was born - there is an entry of it in this book in his writing;

" Norah Burke , born the 20th of November, 1816; Johannah, the 24th of June" - I was in his house when one of the children was baptized, and after the baptism I took a glass of wine with the prisoner and the priest, who performed the ceremony. After the marriage he went to Dublin, my sister Mary also went. I lived with them afterwards at Clonmell for four or five months, and at that time I have seen him in the Catholic chapel.

Cross-examined. Q. What age were you at the time they were married - A. About twelve. I had not seen him at Cashel till a week before. He came from Dublin to be married to my sister; she had been at Dublin before that - I never saw him at a Catholic chapel before the marriage, that I recollect. My father and all his family are Catholics. They were married about nine o'clock in the evening, I believe.

Q. Will you swear it was not as late as twelve o'clock - A. Yes I will; it was after eight o'clock, for it was just duskish, and in the month of June. The Reverend Doctor

Wright performed the ceremony - I do not think there was any other priest there, but the next day there was a large party, and Mr. O'Brien was there.

Q. Where have you seen this manual before to day - A. I saw my sister with it to day. The second child was born at Clonmell. Edmund Burke was present at the marriage.

MR. ALLEY. Q. The marriage was seven years ago - A. Yes. I kept no particular account of the hour of the marriage - I cannot speak to the hour.

ALEXANDER BRUCE ESQ . I live in Upper Bedford-place, Russell-square. I know the prisoner. About the latter end of September, 1820, I received a note to meet him at the Crown, Tavern, New-road, Islington; I paid no attention to it, and about the beginning of December, in consequence of another letter, I met him at Gray's-Inn, Coffee-house - I was in his company some time before he mentioned his business; I asked what he sent for me for, he told me he wanted to marry my daughter; he wished my consent, I refused my consent untill I knew who and what he was, and whether he could make an adequate settlement upon her - I never at any subsequent period gave my consent to the marriage, nor did I speak to him for fourteen months after. My daughter's name is Mary Ann Bruce ; (looks at a certificate), I got this from Doctor Strachan, the Vicar of Islington - I examined it with the register, it is a true copy.

Q. Since the time stated in the certificate has the prisoner made any application to you - A. No.

Cross-examined. Q. He referred you to very respectable people who knew him - A. Never.

MISS MARY ANN BRUCE . I was married to the prisoner at Islington church, on the 4th of December, 1820 , by licence.

(The certificate was here read).

Prisoner's Defence. I was made drunk, and entrapped into the first marriage, and never claimed her as my wife. I am, and always was a Protestant.

THOMAS MAHER . I live at Munroe, in Tipperary, and rent a farm. I am a Catholic - I know the prisoner; I was his sponsor at his baptism; he was christened by Edward Jordan the parish minister of Tipperary - he is a Protestant minister of the Church of England - he was christened at his uncles, hard by the minister's house; his father was dead, and his mother being at the uncle's, he was christened there - his uncle was a Protestant and so was his father as I hear. I knew him for twelve or thirteen years after the christening continually - he was brought up a Protestant for what I know; I never could see him at mass or at any place - he was once in my company when I was going to mass, and did not go with me, he was then sixteen or seventeen years old; he is now about twenty-eight. He was christened in June, 1794; he was then only two or three days old - I never saw him go to church.

MR. ALLEY. Q. Have you ever known any of O'Burke's family - A. I knew them all to be called O'Burke.

Q. Have you not seen them at mass - A. I have seen O'Burkes at mass. His mother knew that I was a Catholic.

Q. And yet she employed you to stand sponsor for her Protestant child - A. I did; I engaged to take him as it was under my care till he came to maturity, if he had nobody else to do it; but his brother took care of him.

COURT. Q. Were you to bring him up a Protestant - A. I do not know what I was bound to do in case any thing happened to his brother. I know Maynooth College, I do not know whether it is a Catholic or Protestant College - I never heard that the prisoners brother was there. I know some of his relations now, some of them go to mass, and his brother Edmund does.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Was there another Godfather and a Godmother - A. Yes. I know Stapleton the other Godfather, was a Protestant.

EDMUND BURKE . I am the prisoner's brother, and live at Springfield, in the County of Tipperary - I am older than him. He was brought up a Protestant. I did not know him up to the time of his marriage with Miss Butler, as he frequently was at school, and I was brought up at home - I was very young when my father died. I had not known much of him for some time before the marriage, as he was apprenticed at Carlow, and went from there to Dublin. I was at Butler's on the day this affair took place.

Q. Had you seen your brother before that day - A. I saw him the evening before, I met him in the street - I dined with him at Butler's on this day, we dined after nightfall; it was on the 11th of June, seven years ago. After dinner my brother was neither drunk nor can I say he was sober. James Butler the father of this young woman, said he wished to give him one of his daughters - I do not know which. I forbid Butler to have anything to do with him because he was not a man that was fit, as he was a Protestant.

Q. What was done upon that - A. They drank hard and played at cards, and sent for those clergymen, the parish priest, and his coadjutor.

Q. How long did they drink before they sent for the priest - A. About three or four hours. Wright the Catholic was the priest. They came, as I suppose, with intent to marry him. They sat down and drank hard, then called him, and asked him to comply with them.

Q. To comply with what - A. With the Catholic church, to go to confession I suppose, to become a Catholic; he said he would not; he was not sober. Wright came out and declined marrying him, and said he had nothing to do with him he might go home - I desired him to get up, and come home to his mother's place, which is about fifteen miles off; he stood up to come, and then Butler stood up and said, neither he, nor I, nor the priest should go away, till we parted on good terms and drank more - then they all got as I suppose stupidly drunk.

Q. While you were there did you see any ceremony of marriage performed by any body - A. None whatever. I went away between one and two o'clock in the morning; I was drunk then - my brother came out into the street with me; I wanted him to come away with me, but finding him so drunk and unable, he remained there. I did not go to Butler's again for three years.

Q. How long did your brother stay at Butler's after this - A. I do not know that he went back to Butler's. I had a letter from him afterwards, and met him at Temple-moore, about a lease, and he said he would go home to Dublin;

this was two days after. Temple-moore is about fifteen miles from Cashel - he need not go through Cashel again to go to Dublin. I was never at his house at Dublin afterwards. He was in the grocery, wine, and spirit business I believe.

MR. LAW. Q. You are a Catholic - A. Yes. I lived at that time at a place called Girthley-bowl, in the parish of Baracilla, seventeen miles from Cashel.

Q. What brought you to Cashel - A. My brother wrote me word that his mare had strayed away from Cashel, and I went to look after her, and met him in the street; he had found her - he did not come to me, he wrote and told me I should find him at a first cousin's house of mine in Cashel - I went and found he had just left there, and found him in the street - I found the mare at Butler's; I went there with him to call for the mare, and was invited in to take something - I did not know that he was residing at Butler's house.

Q. I give you notice that there are parties in Court who were present on this occasion; on your oath was not the invitation an invitation to be present at the marriage - A. On my oath it was not, I had no more notion of a marriage than I have of going home in a boat from this place.

Q. You had lost sight of your brother for many years before this - A. Yes; I cannot exactly tell how many.

Q. Will you swear it was not seven - A. I cannot swear. I was very young when I left the country - I had heard nothing of him whatever till he wrote to say his mare had strayed; nothing else brought us together. My mother was a Catholic; my father died before my brother was born. My mother has always been a Catholic - I was only at Cashel on the evening of the 11th, and remained there the day following till two o'clock in the morning of the 13th, as he got drunk and could not go home.

COURT. Q. On what day of the week did you first go there - A. On the 11th, Sunday - that was the night the card-playing took place.

MR. LAW. Q. You had no idea of the marriage - A. Not the least. I staid all next day, and did not leave till two o'clock in the morning of the 13th, for I did not get up till twelve, and then fell to drinking and playing at cards.

COURT. Q. When they tried to entrap your brother, how came you to leave him with such company - A. I thought if I did not go myself I should be turned out.

MR. LAW. Q. I give you notice that you will be contradicted if you deny this; but, on the oath you have taken, did you not give your brother away - A. I did not at any time.

Q. Did you not give your brother away in marriage either on the 11th or 12th to Mary Butler - A. Never since the day of his birth. I went to bed at Butler's on the 11th, Sunday night - I got up about ten o'clock on Monday morning, as near as I can guess. I breakfasted with the family.

Q. Were you sober at breakfast - A. Just betwixt and between, neither drunk nor sober, sometimes sober and sometimes drunk. I dined with the family, that was about ten o'clock at night. I think - I was not sober at dinner; we breakfasted at ten o'clock in the morning. I eat nothing between ten o'clock in the morning and ten at night, but had plenty to drink. I did not see Doctor Wright before Monday. I have a brother named John.

Q. Which of your brothers went to Maynooth College - A. My brother Tom; he is not a Catholic; I do not know whether he did go to College, but if any of my brothers did it must be him, as he was the only one fit to go, as he knew Latin - he is gone to America.

Q. You came away from Butler's between one and two o'clock on Tuesday morning, the 13th - A. Yes. I left my brother in the street, he was stupidly drunk, and I told him to go to his cousins.

Q. Why not go with him - A. He was drunk, but able to walk. He slept at Butler's on Sunday night.

Q. And staid there all day - Yes. Sometimes I went for him to try and get him away, but found him locked up in the room playing at cards with these young ladies; I have lost sight of the prisoner for several years; he was apprenticed to Edward Kennedy , a grocer.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. After your father's death, your mother resided at your uncle's; what was your uncle, a Catholic or Protestant - A. A Catholic - I believe my brothers Dennis and John are Protestants. My eldest brother Tom was a Protestant, and they were brought up by him; Tom was brought up by my father, who was a Protestant. My uncle was my father's brother.

Q. In all the time you was in Butler's did you see any marriage ceremony going on whatever - A. No.

DENNIS BURKE . I am the prisoner's brother, and am five or six years older than him - my father was dead when he was born; I have known him from his birth, except for three years while he has been in London. He was always a Protestant of the Church of England. I knew him in 1815, he was a Protestant then - I always was a Protestant; John goes to mass, but I think he is a Protestant in principle. I have known the prisoner go to mass, but only out of curiosity - he and I went one Good Friday, eight or nine years ago, in Dublin. My brother Tom was educated at the Revered Mr. Jordan's, who is a minister of the Protestant faith; I never knew him go elsewhere - he was always a Protestant; he was a private tutor for sometime, and then went to Dublin, and was about getting into Trinity College, and some years after he went to America on an adventure. I firmly believe he never was at Maynooth College. I generally went to a Protestant Church, and the prisoner constantly went with me when we lived at the same place. This happened in 1814 and 1815.

MR. ALLEY. Q. What way of life were you in - A. I superintended the cellars of Messrs. Delapier, wine merchants to His late Majesty; since that I have been in Price and Co's. service; I now sell wine bottles on commission, and support myself with that and what I have saved in service. I have left Ireland about seven years; I left after his marriage. Until I came to England there were not twelve months passed but what I saw my brother. I suppose I saw him at least six times a year. I came to England three years before him - I did not see him for three years and a half after his marriage. I lived at Dublin for about a month after his marriage, and called on him once or twice - I never saw him at a Catholic chapel there with his wife; I never saw her with him - I lived with my mother when the prisoner was born. I firmly believe my brother Tom never entered Maynooth College;

he went to America on an adventure, and was never intended for a priest. I never said to Miss Eliza Butler that he was brought up at Maynooth College, or to any one.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Were you ever at the College - A. I have passed it; it is within thirteen miles of Dublin. I did not go to see my brother at Dublin for I did not like to live in the house, having heard of this woman. I never slept at the house.

JOHN BURKE . I am the prisoner's brother, and am about two years older than him; I knew him till he was about fourteen years old - he was brought up a Protestant; I profess the Catholic Religion. My mother is a Catholic. I never saw the prisoner at mass, but he might go; he always professed the Protestant Religion. I knew him at Dublin in 1814 and 1815, at the time of the marriage; he professed the Protestant Religion.

MR. ALLEY. Q. Did you live at Dublin after he was married - A. Yes, for two years nearly; he remained there nearly three years. I visited him at times, and heard that he had a child, and saw one about the house, I cannot say it was his. There was a rumour of her misconduct with an officer.

Q. Did you not live in the same house with him in 1815 - A. I believe I did. I heard that the child was sent to her mother to be taken care of when he came to England. I have heard that my brother Tom went to Trinity College. I never said he was educated for a priest at Maynooth College.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Do you know what your brother is in America - A. I understand he is a clergyman of the Establishment.

MARTIN MURRAY . I am a clerk out of employ, and live in Charles-street, Mary-le-bone. I have known the prisoner here about four years - I knew him in Ireland for seven years; he professed the Protestant Religion. I was walking with him once, and he went into the church, and wanted me to go with him, but I would not as I was a Catholic. I was not intimate with him here.

ELIZA BUTLER . The prisoner's brother was present at the marriage, and took him by the hand and gave him away in marriage to my sister - it was about six o'clock in the afternoon.

JULIA BUTLER . The prisoner's brother gave him away.

GUILTY .

Believing him to be a Catholic.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

THOMAS JAY.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-3
VerdictNot Guilty

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992. THOMAS JAY was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , one watch, value 5 l., the goods of a certain man whose name is unknown, from his person .

THOMAS GOOK . I am a constable of St. James, Westminster. On the 15th of May, the night his Majesty went to Drury-lane Theatre , I was watching some thieves, and saw the prisoner push into the crowd two or three times; he was dressed in a mixt frock coat, (it was about twenty minutes before ten o'clock); he did not at first excite my suspicion, but soon after Connel communicated something to me, and in a few minutes I saw a man push the prisoner right off the pavement, saying,

"D - n you, keep your hand out of my pocket;" this was two hours before the present transaction. About twenty minutes or half-past eleven o'clock, I saw him again, I had been watching him; I observed him standing three or four yards on the left hand side of a gentleman, who had a watch in his pocket; I saw the seal and ribbon, and the prisoner was looking at it - when the trumpet sounded, and the King coming out of the house, the prisoner shifted to the right of the gentleman, and as the carriage drew near, the prisoner clapped his hands just against the gentleman's ears, and hissed; he then threw his arms round the gentleman who was huzzaing, and made a pull at the watch, but did not succeed in getting it - the carriage came nearly up; he made a second attempt, but did not succeed; then the carriage came close up, and the gentleman took his hat off and held it up huzzaing, and then he succeeded in getting it out - I was about a quarter of a yard from the the prisoner; I said to the gentleman,

"You are robbed, follow me," he said

"No, my guard chain has saved it" - I secured the prisoner, he made great resistance, and said he was the King's servant. I took him towards Street's public-house, in Bow-street, a mob followed us; I put him in the house, and called out for the gentleman who lost his watch; nobody answered. He got the watch out of the pocket, but never separated it from the person.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

WILLIAM CAVENOUGH.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-4
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment

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993. WILLIAM CAVENOUGH was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , one coat, value 20 s.; one shirt, value 10 s.; one pencil-case, value 6 s.; one pair of trowsers, value 5 s., and one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of John Laing , and one scarf, value 15 s., the goods of Richard Parker , in his dwelling-house .

MR. LAW conducted the prosecution.

JOHN LAING . I lived at Paddington from April, to the middle of June, in the house of Richard Parker - the prisoner was my servant and cleaned my things. On preparing to leave town, I missed different articles of wearing apparel, and told him, saying I expected them to be found, and that he only had access to them - he said he was very sorry I should think he had been guilty of a robbery, and left the house - I gave information at the office, and afterwards saw him in custody with some of the property. I accompanied the officer to his lodgings, and found a pocket-book containing several duplicates; some of his clothes were there. I went to the pawnbroker's, and found a gold pencil-case and a silk handkerchief. A pair of trowsers were found on his person. The officer produced a coat and a shirt.

WILLIAM HEWITT . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner in Sheppard-street, Oxford-street, and found a surtout coat on him, a pair of pantaloons, and a shirt, he was wearing them. I also found a scarf on his person.

SAMUEL WISE . I am servant to Mr. Neat, a pawnbroker, of Duke-street, Manchester-square. On the 19th of June, the prisoner pawned a silk handkerchief for 3 s.

(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY. Aged 32.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

JOHN TAYLOR.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-5
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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994. JOHN TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , one fixture, (i.e.) one copper, value 5 s., the goods of John Lay , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be fixed to a building of his.

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

ELIZA WEST . I know this copper, it was fixed in a wash-house of Mr. Lay's - I had seen it there about a week before it was stolen.

JOHN LAY . I am proprietor of the house. I saw the copper safe about a week before it was stolen - I missed it in the morning of the 25th of March, and saw it on the 28th at Mr. Frampton's, Kingston.

WILLIAM WEST . On the morning of the 25th of March, I was at my door, which is a quarter of a mile from Lay's, and saw the prisoner and Walton, who had something under his left arm in a white bag; Taylor ran and hid himself; I said,

"What are you going to hide;" Walton said,

"D - n you, it is no use to hide, he saw you," Taylor said,

"Well, did you see any harm;" I said No.

JOHN FARREN . On the 25th of March, I was at the Horse and Groom, public-house, Kingston. The prisoner and one Sturkey were there - one asked the other if he had seen Dummy, which meant Walton; one of them said No, and shortly after Walton came in; they enquired for the ragman, meaning Shaw, and between twelve and one o'clock the ragman came; Walton and Taylor went out together, and came back together in a quarter of an hour, with a bag containing copper, and sold it to the ragman for 4 s. 6 d.; he weighed it, and took bag and all - they said they had liked to have lost it, for there were some boys birds nesting in the ditch; the prisoner had a knife, which was notched - he said it was the first time he had ever been in such a thing, and would never do it again. He was talking to Walton and Sturkey.

COURT. Q. I suppose you went for the constable - A. No; I heard them say they had something more to bring next morning, and I told a friend, who told the constable.

SAMUEL EAST . I went to Frampton's shop, and found the copper.

- FRAMPTON. I bought this copper from James Shaw the ragman, on the 25th of March, for 6 s. 6 d.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I got intoxicated, and met Walton just before I got to the house.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

JAMES HAMILTON.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-6
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceImprisonment

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995. JAMES HAMILTON was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of December , one bag, value 2 d., and fifty sovereigns, the property of Isaac Phillips , in the dwelling-house of Geore Collison .

MR. ISAAC PHILLIPS . I am educating as a minister under the Reverend George Collison , who lives in Well-street, Hackney . About ten days before the robbery the prisoner had been painting; he was the only one employed - he finished the job on the 11th of December, last. On the 10th, while he was working there I was giving one of the students change for a sovereign; the student said what a number I had got there - I said there was 50 l. I do not know whether the prisoner heard it - the prisoner returned a little before one o'clock on the 12th, which was our dinner hour. I saw the gold in the bag in the drawer that morning, between nine and ten o'clock, and on returning from dinner to the study, I found it locked as I had left it - I unlocked it, and found the handle of a razor on the floor, my desk broken open, and the money gone - I did not see the prisoner again till the 10th of June, when Tufts brought him down to Hackney - I said I knew him, and asked if he did not know me; he said Yes; I said

"You know these studies," he said Yes - I said

"You are the person that painted them," he said Yes; I then got into a coach with him, and on our way from Hackney in the coach, I asked him how he came to commit the offence; he said he would not answer any question of that kind, but begged me to spare his life. The study is at the bottom of the garden; it is attached to the dwelling-house by two walls, and inclosed with the premises by a wall all round.

ROBERT TUFTS . I am a publican, and live in Upper East Smithfield. On the 12th of December, between five and six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to my house with two or three more, he called for a bottle of wine, took a bag out of his pocket, and gave me a sovereign; it was a small canvass bag with a red string - there was a great deal more money in it. I changed him two sovereigns out of it - I asked where he got the money; he said he had an uncle dead in the country, who had left him 50 l. He drank a 5 s. bowl of punch, and went away. I saw no more of him till the 10th of June. I saw him at my door - I asked him in; he had no shirt on, and appeared distressed. I went out to buy him a shirt and handkerchief - I told him there were hand-bills out against him for a robbery that he had done; he said he saw it pasted up in the Borough - I said he must go with me to the place, which he was willing to do; I said I did not know where the house was - he said I will shew you. We took a coach, and he said he hoped I would beg for his life, for it was the first crime that ever he did - he took me to Mr. Collison's; he ordered the coachman to pull up at the door. We saw Mr. Phillips, who said to him

"Do you know this place;" he said he did. He begged of him to save his life.

DAVID JONES . I am a painter, and live in Leonard-street, Finsbury. The prisoner was an out-door apprentice of mine - I sent him to Hackney to work at Mr. Collison's. He called at the shop on Monday morning, the 10th of December, and said he should finish that evening - I did not see him again till now. I had paid him no sovereigns. I knew of no uncle of his dying.

THOMAS HARRISON . I am a headborough. On the night of the 12th of December, I was fetched and took the prisoner - he was brought to the watch-house, for having bad money. I found four sovereigns, a small bag, 2 l. 5 s. in silver, and some copper on him; I found they were all good, and asked him how he came by them; he said he had been doing a long job, and had left the money in his master's hands, and that he was going to have a spree with it. The bag was canvas, about six inches long and three wide.

MR. PHILLIPS. Mine was a bag of that description. I do not know what parish the house is in.

GUILTY. Aged 19.

Of Larceny only .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

HENRY JOHNSON.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-7
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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996. HENRY JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of June , one handkerchief, value 1 s., the goods of James Frankland , from his person .

MESSRS. BOLLAND and NORTON conducted the prosecution.

BENJAMIN WORRALL . I am a trunk-maker, and live in Coleman-street. On the 24th of June, about half-past six o'clock, I was at London-bridge , and met the prisoner, I saw him take Mr. Frankland's handkerchief out of his pocket, and cross the road with it; I crossed directly, and collared him - I said,

"You have picked that gentleman's pocket;" he said,

"For God's sake let me go, there's a good fellow." I called Mr. Frankland; he felt and missed his handkerchief - I asked the prisoner where it was; he said a man threw it into his bosom. A man called out,

"The rascal has got it between his legs," and took it from there and gave it me.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. You did not see it picked up - A. No.

MR. JAMES FRANKLAND . I live at Cambridge. I was on London-bridge, on the evening of the 24th of June, about half-past six o'clock. Worrall called me, saying my pocket was picked - I felt and missed my handkerchief. That produced has every appearance of mine. I saw it picked up at his feet. It has no mark on it.

- WALTERS. I am beadle of London-bridge. I saw a crowd, and found the prisoner in custody.

Prisoner's Defence. A young fellow who was before me, threw the handkerchief right in my face.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

DANIEL SMITH.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-8
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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997. DANIEL SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , one yard and a quarter of muslin, value 1 s. , the goods of James Morris .

GEORGE COTTON . I am shopman to Joseph Morris , a linen-draper , of Fleet-market . On the 17th of June, at half-past ten o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner take this muslin, it was pinned to another piece - he must have come into the shop to get it; I followed and took him a yard and a half off, as he was putting it into his bosom.

JOSEPH MORRIS . I saw it taken from him. It has my private mark on it.

JOHN FISHBURN . I am a watchman. I took charge of him; he said he saw me, and watched an opportunity to take it.

GUILTY Aged 18.

Confined Two Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

ROBERT DAVIS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-9
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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998. ROBERT DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , one handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of James Bond , from his person .

JAMES BOND . I am a boot and shoe-maker , and live in Shoe-lane. On the 27th of May, about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, I was on Holborn-hill , a person said my pocket was picked, I cast my eye off the pavement to the prisoner, and said I suppose that man is running off with it - I pursued him; he was not above twenty yards off; I did not lose sight of him. I overtook him about fifty yards off, and took him to Clinton's. I saw the handkerchief found in his small clothes - he asked what I was going to do with him, saying that he had nothing of mine.

JOHN THOMAS GARDNER . I am an upholsterer, and live in Lamb's Conduit-street. I was on Holborn-hill, and saw the prisoner alone - I saw him take the handkerchief out of the prosecutor's pocket, and put it either into his side pocket or his breeches. I told the prosecutor - the prisoner crossed over, and he followed him, and secured him without my losing sight of him - I saw it taken out of his breeches.

JOSEPH CLINTON , I am a constable, and live in Fleet-market. The prosecutor brought the prisoner to me - he said,

"You see I have not got it," and turned his pockets out. I found it in his breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He found my own property in my pocket.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

GEORGE MILLS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-10
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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999. GEORGE MILLS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , one gown, value 6 s. , the goods of John Smyers .

MARY SMYERS . I live in the Fleet-prison with my husband, whose name is John. This gown hung in the yard to dry; the prisoner attended several of the prisoners as servant . On Thursday night, the 20th of June, the gown was stolen off a line - I saw it safe at six o'clock; I missed it about eight, and on the following Saturday the prisoner was taken. I then saw the gown at a pawnbroker's in St. John-street, Clerkenwell. I had it cried in the prison.

THOMAS SMITH . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner at the Fleet, and found a pocket-book on him, with fourteen duplicates, one of which was for the gown.

PETER TATE . I am servant to Joseph Chapman , a pawnbroker, in St. John-street. The prisoner pawned this gown on Saturday morning, between seven and eight o'clock, for 4 s. I am sure of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it on the back galley stairs, wrapped in brown paper. I enquired, but could hear of nobody losing one, and being pressed for rent, I pawned it.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JOHN DICKNESON.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-11
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1000. JOHN DICKNESON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , one seal, value 16 s.; one ribbon, value 6 d.; one slide, value 3 d., and one ring, value 3 d., the goods of Thomas Springfield , from his person .

THOMAS SPRINGFIELD . I am clerk to Mr. Brooks, an attorney. Between eight and nine o'clock on the evening of the 28th of June, I was by Wine Office-court, Fleet street - the prisoner darted out of the court, and seized

hold of my gold seals, which were fastened to my watch by a ribbon - the pendant of the watch broke, and he got the ribbon and appendages; I pursued him, calling Stop thief! and never lost sight of him - I seized him at the corner of the court; a person who was with him pushed me. About three minutes after a young man picked up my property near the spot where stopped him.

THOMAS SMITH . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I came from Coventry to look for work - a young man came and gave me some victuals, and said if I did what he told me he would give me 5 s.; he said,

"Snatch that gentleman's watch, I will stand by, and he shall not hurt you".

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

EDWARD MORRIS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-12
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1001. EDWARD MORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , one spoon, value 10 s. , the goods of James Innes .

JAMES INNES . I keep the King's Arms, Tavern, Cheapside . On Wednesday, the 9th of June, about two o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into the Coffee-room, and had a glass of rum and water, he had a tea spoon with it. In about ten minutes the waiter intimated his suspicion - I watched the prisoner through a window which looked into the Coffee-room, and saw him looking very intently into a large cupboard in the Coffee-room - he then walked up and down the room twice; I sent for Smith, the officer, who waited in the room, and in about half an hour the prisoner came out; I told him, after what I had seen, I must have him searched, and gave him to Smith. He wanted to return to the Coffee-room, but I prevented him. I saw the officer find a table spoon in his side pocket - there were table spoons placed in different parts of the room. It had the letters R. A. on it, which are the initials of a person who kept the house formerly. He said nothing.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a constable. I was sent for - when the prisoner came out, Mr. Innes gave him in custody, saying he suspected him; he turned to go into the Coffee-room. I found a table spoon in his left hand pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY Aged 54.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

RACHAEL ABRAHAMS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-13
VerdictNot Guilty

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1002. RACHAEL ABRAHAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , one piece of Valentia, containing twenty-three yards, value 5 l. 15 s., the goods of Thomas Merrick , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN NEWNUM . I live with Mr. Thomas Merrick , a Manchester warehouseman , living at Bow Church-yard ; he occupies the house himself. The prisoner had bought goods at our house two or three times, and always paid for them. She came in about six o'clock in the evening; a piece of Valentia was on the counter, but not near where she stood; we never sell less than a piece. She came to pay for some scarfs which she had looked out the night before, and delivered me the pattern of a cheque to match. I had occasion to go round the counter, some distance from where she stood, to match it. She had the scarfs in her hand; there was no other person in the warehouse. While I was endeavouring to match the pattern, I saw her snatch the Valentia off a pile, and put it under her gown; she could not have taken it by mistake for the scarfs, as it was much larger than them, and a good distance off. I went to her, and said she had taken what she ought not; she denied taking anything. I laid hold of her; a scuffle ensued; she then took it from under her gown, and threw it round behind the counter. I rang the bell for Mr. Merrick, and sent for a constable; she was detained. The Valentia cost 5 l. 15 s.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. She intimated her intention of buying cotton goods - A. Yes. Our goods are not exposed as in a retail shop; the Valentia is bulky; she had the whole of it under her gown.

WILLIAM BRADLEY . I took her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. (Through an Interpreter.) I went to buy goods; he put his hand across and tore my gown open, and being frightened at his handling me, I went round the counter. I saw nothing of the goods; it was not found where I stood.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

WILLIAM GURLING.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-14
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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1003. WILLIAM GURLING was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , one hat, value 10 s. , the goods of John Perring .

SILAS JAMES BROOKS . I am in the service of John Perring , hatter , of the Strand . On Thursday, the 6th of June, about a quarter before ten o'clock in the morning, I was in the back parlour at breakfast, and saw the prisoner come into the shop, take the hat, and run out. I pursued and took him two doors off with it under his arm.

JOHN SHAW . I am a constable. I saw him stopped with the hat; he said he did not take it to thieve, but wanted to get transported.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

WILLIAM BARTLETT.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-15
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > public whipping

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1004. WILLIAM BARTLETT was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , one gown, value 4 s., and two handkerchiefs, value 6 d. , the goods of Esther Goulbourn .

ESTHER GOULBOURN . I am a widow , and sell fish in the streets. I lodge in Peter-street, Westminster , on the second floor back room. Between two and three o'clock in the day I was ill, and laying my head on the pillow. I felt the prisoner taking my gown from over my head; he then went to the line and took two handkerchiefs. I am sure he is the man. He went out, I called out, and he was stopped in the street with them.

SARAH YOUNG . I live on the same floor with Goulbourn. Between two and three o'clock I was coming up stairs,

and heard her cry out. I met the prisoner on the stairs; he got by me, and ran out. I saw him with the gown; he was brought back in ten minutes.

SAMUEL PHILPOT . I am a corn-chandler, and keep the house. I heard very quick footsteps, and ran to the door, and saw the prisoner run out and turn the corner with something under his arm, and followed him up a court, and found him trying to get in at a door; the gown was at the end of the court. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

WILLIAM BANBURY.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-16
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceTransportation

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1005. WILLIAM BANBURY was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , one barometer, value 40 s., and one clock, value 5 l., the goods of Luke Hansard , James Hansard , and Luke Graves Hansard , in a certain out-house, belonging to their dwelling-house .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

MR. LUKE GRAVES HANSARD. I am in partnership with Luke and James Hansard ; our premises are in Great Turnstile ; there is a yard behind the dwelling-house, and then the printing-office; there are walls on each side of the yard, which connect the printing-office with the dwelling-house; Titchbourne-court runs at the back of the office; Whetstone-park is on the South side of the premises; there is a window looking from the printing-office into both places. The premises belong to the firm, and the dwelling-house also; my father has the sole occupation of it; the lower part is used as a counting-house. The rent is paid by the firm. I was in the counting-house, which is on the second floor of the printing-office, at three o'clock; the clock and barometer were then safe there.

JOHN FLOWER . I am servant to Messrs. Hansard. On the evening of the 1st of June, about ten o'clock at night, I went round the premises, and saw that all was safe; the windows looking into the courts were fast; I took the keys into the counting-house, and went out at the door in Titchbourne-court, which was fastened after me.

MR. JAMES HANSARD . I am the son of the prosecutor, and assist as clerk. On the evening of the 1st of June I was in the counting-house of the printing-office till after eleven o'clock; the barometer was safe and the clock, I wound it up.

ROBERT RIDOUT . I am waiter at a gentleman's; I live in Titchbourne-court; the prosecutor's office window is exactly opposite my house. On Sunday, the 2d of June, I got up about ten minutes past five o'clock; I went out at my door, and about ten minutes after I went out again, and saw the window-shutter had been removed, and rested on the cill; I moved the shutter, looked in, and saw a man walking about the place; there was a lad, about eighteen years old, at the bottom of the court, walking about towards Holborn. I watched him for more than a quarter of an hour; he passed my door towards Whetstone-park; I went in, put on my coat, and followed him, and when I got to the top of the court he was gone. I had not been absent more than two minutes. I saw a man shutting the printing-office windows in Whetstone-park; I said it was very improper that he should be shutting the windows that time in the morning; it was then a few minutes after six o'clock; he said something which I did not understand, and went off westward, towards Queen-street; he had a black coat on, and I believe black trowsers. The prisoner is very much like the man, but I cannot swear to him. There was a tall man close to the window while he was shutting it up; he and I examined the window, and found the shutter shut and one bar up. We had seen the man fasten that bar; we took it down, and found the lines cut and the sash taken out; it stood inside. I went and alarmed Mr. Hansard, and went round the premises with him. The stranger went after the man, and I have not seen him since.

MR. LUKE HANSARD . The last witness alarmed me; I searched and missed the barometer and clock. We have a door leading into Titchbourne-court; the yard is very small; the clock is worth 5 l., and the barometer 40 s.

WILLIAM BIDGOOD . I am a carpenter, and live in Castle-street, Oxford-market. On Sunday morning, the 2d of June, about five o'clock, I went out to take a walk; I was in company with Gillon and Fielder, in Old Compton-street, Soho, about a quarter past six o'clock, and saw the prisoner there with the barometer under his arm, wrapped up in an apron, going westward. A boy came after him, and told him to make haste, for there was somebody coming after him; he then hurried on, and kept looking back. We followed him to Crown-court. I went up and asked him if he had the barometer to sell; he said Yes, but he thought I had not money enough to give for it. I then said I thought he had not got it honestly, and asked where he lived, and where he was going with it. He said he would shew me; he went on about fifty yards to an old iron shop in Crown-court, and was going to turn in there. I collared him and said, if that was where he lived, I should take him to, the watch-house. The shop door was open; he resisted, but the other two helped me to secure him. We took him to St. Ann's, watch-house, and while we were waiting for the watch-house keeper to get up, he rushed by and ran off with the barometer. We pursued him, and he threw it away. Fielder picked it up. We took him in Nassau-street, without losing sight of him, and took him back to the watch-house. We then went to look after the boy, and a woman pointed out the clock; it was in a basket, at the corner of Frith-street, in Old Compton-street. I found the maker's name on the barometer, which led me to the prosecutor. He wore a black coat and dark trowsers. I knew him before.

WILLIAM GILLON . I was with Bidgood; his account is correct. The prisoner said he had the barometer to sell.

HENRY FIELDER . I assisted in pursuing the prisoner; I picked up the barometer. Bidgood's account is correct. I left the barometer at the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to Mr. Collett's, whom I formerly worked for, and in Compton-street I met a man who I supposed to be a porter carrying some things, besides the weather-glass; he asked me to carry the glass to Crown-court for 6 d., and on the way I was stopped, and told them what I now state; and in answer to the question whether I would sell it, I said it was not mine. The watch-house door was not open, and I went towards the door again, when they took me. They would not go after the man who gave them to me.

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Of stealing the barometer, value 39 s.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

JOHN WILLIAMS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-17
VerdictNot Guilty

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1006. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Alexander Adair , Esq. , on the 27th of May , and stealing one cup, value 6 d.; one levert, value 2 s.; two ducks, value 4 s.; two chickens, value 4 s.; 16 lbs. of beef, value 8 s.; 8 lbs. of ham, value 4 s.; 5 lbs. of pork, value 2 s., and 6 lbs. of pudding, value 18 d. , his property.

Mr. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

ANN COHEN . I am cook to Alexander Adair , Esq., of Pall-mall . Between ten and eleven o'clock in the evening of the 27th of May, I locked the larder door, which is in the area; it is connected with the dwelling-house. I left the provisions stated in the indictment there. I got up about eight o'clock in the morning, and they were all gone.

THOMAS SAVAGE . I am a watchman. On the 28th of May, about one o'clock in the morning, I tried Mr. Adair's gate; it was safe. I tried it again at two o'clock; it was safe, but I found some grease on the stones. I afterwards went to the watch-house, and found the prisoner in custody. I alarmed the family at four o'clock, the servants got up. Some victuals was dropped in the area.

WILLIAM ALLCOCK . I am a watchman. On the morning of the 28th of May, a few minutes before two o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Jermyn-street with a bundle; I asked what he had got; he said broken meat, which he had from the Old London Hotel; that his father was an artist, and had once been in good circumstances. I walked to the corner of St. James's-street with him, and he put down the bundle; a leveret fell out. Several people pressed me to let him go, and I did. I met a gentleman, and then returned and took him again; he had got nearly one hundred yards when I overtook him; he was offering a coachman 5 s. to take him to Fulham; the coachman wanted 10 s.; they parted. I took him to the watch-house. A few minutes before five o'clock the prosecutor's servants came to look at the bundle. There was a cup in it, which I produce. When I first saw him he was half a mile from Mr. Adair's.

WILLIAM DAY . I am butler to Mr. Adair. Savage alarmed me; I got up, found the larder broken open; the wire fencing had been broken open; a person could then get in; the area gate was not locked; I found some ham scattered about the area steps.

ANN COHEN . I saw the bundle, and know the cup, and the provisions were exactly the same as what I missed.

Prisoner's Defence. I had spent the evening at Walworth, and got intoxicated, and found this bundle in front of the area; and when I saw the watchman I offered them to him.

WILLIAM ALLCOCK . He did not.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

THOMAS PEARSON.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-18
VerdictNot Guilty

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1007. THOMAS PEARSON was indicted for that he on the 12th of June , being in the dwelling-house of Francis M'Gowran , feloniously did steal one time-piece, value 50 s.; one hydrometor, value 50 s.; four silver spoons, value 10 s.; one sugar bason, value 1 s.; two table spoons, value 3 s.; one pair of trowsers, value 5 s.; two pair of spectacles, value 4 s., and one spectacle-case, value 1 s., his property; and that having committed the said robbery, about two o'clock in the night burglariously did break to get out of the same .

FRANCIS M'GOWAN. I keep a public-house in Catherine-street, Strand . On the night of the 12th of June, I went to bed about eleven o'clock. Everything was then safe. I left my family up. I was alarmed at four o'clock by the watchman, who found the door open. I missed the property stated in the indictment, and the till was broken open; it was all taken from the bar; the window between the bar on the inside of the house was cut out, and the outer door was unbolted.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. You found the door shut, but not bolted - A. Yes.

JAMES HERBURN . I am servant to Mr. M'Gowan; the prisoner was in the house on the night of the robbery; there were other people there; he was there about half-past eleven o'clock; I was the last person up; I did not see him go out. I went to bed about ten minutes before one o'clock; everything was safe in the bar then, and the windows and doors all fast; I fastened the door; nobody could get in from outside without breaking in.

Cross-examined. Q. Several people were drinking there - A. Yes; two or three men and about twenty women; they did not all leave till half-past twelve o'clock.

WILLIAM STREET . I am a watchman; I alarmed the prosecutor; I saw the prisoner at twenty minutes past two o'clock that morning with another young man; they walked by me towards the Strand, both with bundles, as I thought, under their coats. I turned to look after them, and they both ran; I followed them and sprung my rattle, and heard something fall like glass about the middle of Catherine-street. I pursued them into the Strand; they turned into Wellington-street; the prisoner turned to the right, and the other to the left. I went down under the bridge to the left in pursuit of them, and as I came round under the arch I met the prisoner; his mouth and nose were bleeding; I secured him. I am sure he is one of the two I saw before, it was twilight; I never saw his face till I took him. He was only out of my sight while he went down the steps.

Q. You did not see where they came from in Catherine-street - A. No; they came down the middle of the street. I took him to Catherine-street, and when I returned Fitzgerald had the clock, and said in his presence that a girl of the town found it, and gave it to him.

Cross-examined. Q. You never saw his face till you took him - A. No; they were out of my sight in crossing the Strand. I noticed that his dress was dark, and when I took him I found he had a snuff-coloured surtout on; he was flurried, and appeared out of breath. I supposed that a public-house had been robbed, and on trying M'Gowan's door, it opened; there were no marks of violence on it.

HENRY CARLOW . I am toll-collector at Waterloo-bridge. Street sprung his rattle, and I saw two persons running towards the gate, one on the right and the other on the left; I went to my gate. One man turned down the right-hand steps, and the other on the left. I saw one man brought back, which was the prisoner; I knew he was one of the men who were running; I knew his face before by passing through the gate. It was twilight; he was about twenty or thirty feet off. After he was brought up, I went down the steps, and saw a man among the mud by the Savoy wharf. I found some money in the common-sewer

under the Savoy; the other man had gone that way. I found a handkerchief on the shore, which I had seen in the man's hand, and near it was about 5 s. in copper and 2 s. 6 d. in silver, three silver tea-spoons, an hydrometer, a snuff-box, and some other articles.

Cross-examined. Q. You found them in the direction the other man took - A. Yes; I had seen the other man with them.

GEORGE WRIGHT . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house at half-past two o'clock in the morning, with the clock; he said he knew nothing about it; it had stopped at twenty minutes past two o'clock, which was the time he was brought to the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

RICHARD DYER.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-19
VerdictNot Guilty

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1008. RICHARD DYER was indicted for feloniously assaulting Henry Miller , on the 6th of June , on the King's highway, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one hat, value 1 s. , his property.

HENRY MILLER . I live in Crispin-street, Spital-fields. On the 6th of June, at a quarter past ten o'clock, I was coming down Artillery-lane , towards home, and saw three young men standing by a post. I passed them a short distance; they came after me when I had got about two yards, and surrounded me. One of them said,

"Don't touch him, he is a cooper." I did not know him. They pushed me about, and I received a blow from the fist of one of them, which knocked me down; my hat came off in the fall. I got up; four or five others came up and shoved me about, and struck me several times. The head-borough came up and took the prisoner. Four or five men came up; they said nothing; I do not know that any of them took the hat; my pockets were not touched; they said nothing about any money.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. The four or five men were boys - A. Some were rather bigger than the prisoner. I was rather in liquor; I did not run against the prisoner to my knowledge; I pulled my jacket off to fight them.

JOHN LISTER . I am a constable. About ten minutes past ten o'clock I saw three desperate characters standing about; I saw this man come by; some few words ensued; I saw him pass through them; he turned back again, and the prisoner struck him behind the head; there was a scuffle.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

, , BOXO COLLOSA, BOXO TINDLE.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-20
VerdictNot Guilty

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1009. FRANCIS SAPPLE , ANN CHIMES , BOXO COLLOSA , and BOXO TINDLE , were indicted for feloniously assaulting a man named Carder , on the 3d of June , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one foreign gold coin, value 30 s., one half crown, six shillings, and six halfpence , his property.

CARDER. (Through an Interpreter.) I have no name but Carder; I am a Mahometan, a native of Bombay; I have been sworn by the forms of that religion; I know the four prisoners. On the 3d of June I saw the two male prisoners and the woman Chimes; I do not exactly know the day - it is about twenty-three days ago. About half-past ten o'clock at night I was in Ann Chimes 's house, which is near the Back-road, St. George in the East ; she takes in needle-work . As I was walking in the road, Chimes took my red silk turban off, and ran with it into the prisoner Sapple's room. I followed her into the room; there was a light there; Chimes put it out. All four prisoners were in the room. Collesa took me and threw me on the bed. I knew it was him by his voice; I knew him, and he knew me. Tindle then came up to me, and put his hand into my pocket and took my money out. I knew both their voices; they both came here in the same ship with me. He took coin, value fifteen rupees, one half-crown, six shillings, and three penny-pieces. I am sure he took them away. The women did not touch me. Sapple put the candle out. I took hold of one of the men by the hand, and they directly caught me by the pocket. I hallooed out, and Tindle took a knife and threatened me if I made a noise; and when I found they would not let me out, I took Tindle by the arms and dragged him down stairs into the street. A watchman came, and I gave him into custody. I then gave Sapple and Collosa in charge; but Chimes ran away. They were taken to the watch-house. I am certain that they took my money.

Prisoner SAPPLE. Q. Did you see me put the candle out - A. Yes. I did not strike Tindle. It was Sapple, and not Chimes, that put it out.

WILLIAM SUMMERS . I am a constable; I was at the watch-house on the 3d of June; the two male prisoners and Sapple were brought in a little after ten o'clock; Carder came with them; he spoke broken English, and pointed to the two men, and said they took 2 l. 6 s. 3 d., holding up his fingers. I found nothing on them; no knife was found; I searched them very close.

WILLIAM GROVES . I am a watchman. On the 3d of June there was a noise in the street between the prosecutor and the prisoner Chimes. The prosecutor said he had been robbed. I asked Chimes what he was talking about, she said that he said he had been robbed, but it was false. The people who stood by said something; I then went into Sapple's room, and brought the male prisoners down; I did not see either of them with a knife. I went in again, and brought Sapple out of her room. Chimes had gone away before I came down. I put them in the watch-house. No knife was found in the room. The house is in Cornwall-street, St. George in the East.

COURT to CARDER. Q. How do you know that Tindle had a knife - A. He had it in his jacket pocket; it was such a knife as sailors use. I took hold of his arm, and could feel that he had it.

CHIMES'S Defence. I can prove he gave me the turban to take care of, and in five minutes he asked me for it again. I gave it him, and afterwards went to Sapple's room. He came up, and beat these men about dreadfully. They did nothing to him. Sapple called for assistance, and the landlord came up and turned him out, and he said he was robbed of 3 l.; he said I had better go home, for he would have all three that night.

TINDLE'S Defence. I was in the room; he followed Collosa up, and struck me; he endeavoured to get from him; he was very much in liquor, and said he was robbed. I had pawned my jacket a few days before to lend him money, and how could he have all this money?

WILLIAM SUMMERS . Carder was perfectly sober.

CHARLOTTE DUANER . I am landlady of the house. This man came into Sapple's room; I had heard her go up ten minutes before. I heard a noise; went to the bottom of the stairs, and said I would have no piece of work. She said a man had come up, and she could not get him down. Shortly after I went up myself, and told him to go down stairs, for I would have no fighting there. Sapple said he wanted to fight the other man; he came into the passage, and waited there; I suppose he wanted the other man to come down, but I could not understand what he said. I had heard Sapple crying out to take him down, or he would commit murder. He never said he was robbed till he got out of doors. I went up to Sapple's room after he was gone to the watch-house, and blew her candle out.

ESTHER TRAMING . I live in the house, on the ground-floor; the prosecutor was coming into my room, but I shut the door, and he went up to Sapple's room. I heard them fighting; I heard Sapple cry out murder, and for Dunning to come up; she went up, and got him down.

MARIA PEARSON . I live in the same street. I was at the top of Bluecoat-fields with Chimes. Carder came up, and asked if she would have anything to drink; she said Yes, if he gave her sister some. He took us and gave us a glass of gin each; and as he came out of the door, he took his turban off and gave it to her. This was about half-past eight o'clock, at the Angel, forty or fifty yards from the house.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

HENRY SCHWAPP.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-21
VerdictNot Guilty

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1010. HENRY SCHWAPP was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , in the dwelling-house of Samuel Mendus , one 10 l. Bank-note , his property.

The prosecutor not being able to identify the note in question the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

JOHN SMITH.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-22
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s
SentenceImprisonment

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1011. JOHN SMITH was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Windser , about twelve o'clock at noon; on the 13th of June , at St. Stephen, Coleman-street, (no person being therein), and stealing one gown, value 2 s., his property; one gown, value 4 s., and one petticoat, value 2 s. , the goods of Catherine Pepper .

LUCY WINDSER . I am the wife of William Windser , of Bishop's-court, Coleman-street ; we lodge on the third floor - Mrs. Roberts is the landlady, she does not live there - it is let out in tenements. Catherine Pepper , my niece, lived in my room. On the 13th of June, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I left the house to see the charity children go to St. Paul's. Pepper and my husband went out before me - I left nobody in the apartments; I locked the door. When I opened it the lock did not appear injured - somebody must have used a false key to get in - I had left a gown on the bed; I was not the first that went in - Pepper's gown hung on a nail when I went out; and the petticoat was on the bed.

CATHERINE PEPPER . I left the apartments at half-past ten o'clock. Mr. Winder was gone before me; I went to see the procession, and returned about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, and found the door locked; I saw nobody there; I had left my gown hanging on a nail, and the petticoat on the bed. I went to the Swan, public-house, in Coleman-street, to wait till my aunt returned, and in about ten minutes I returned to the house again - I had two friends whom I left at the bottom of the court; I went up stairs, and saw the prisoner just coming out of the room door, with his foot on the first step; the door was ajar, I did not see anything in his possession; he walked by me. There is no higher stairs in the house, nor any other room door on that floor. I went forward to the door to see if my aunt was come, and was much alarmed - the gowns were thrown behind the door; mine had been moved some distance from where I hung it. Mrs. Windser's gown was also there; my gown was not much worn. I called Stop thief! but he got away - I pursued him; I lost sight of him after he got out of the house, but saw him three or four minutes after in custody of Read. I am sure he is the same man I saw coming out of the door.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Is the staircase light or dark - A. Dark, There was light enough for me to see his face. I am sure of his person.

JOHN READ . I took the prisoner in Great Bell-alley. I was with Pepper, and was waiting with my mother at the corner of the court - I saw him come out of the house, and heard the cry; he ran by me - I caught him without losing sight of him. He was searched in my presence, and a large bag was found in his hat, and three keys wrapped up in rags separate, and more keys were found in his waistcoat pocket - I took him back to the room; he was searched there - two gowns laid on the floor with a petticoat all rolled up together.

ROBERT FIELDING . I am a constable. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and found the prisoner in Read's custody; I took him back to the room, and found three door keys in a bag in his hat, and three door keys wrapped up separately in rags; I found five other keys in his waistcoat pocket, two of which will open Windser's door.

MRS. WINDSER. My husband had not come home when I returned.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going about a job, and met a woman in Moorfields, whose nephew I knew; she said she heard he lived up the first court on the right-hand side of Coleman-street; I walked fast, a young man came and asked if I had dropped a bag and keys; he said they were of no use to him - I thought I might as well have them; I then went to the top of this house, found the door open, and on coming down met this woman; she called me, and I walked back myself.

GUILTY. Aged 25.

Of stealing to the value of 4 s. 10 d. only .

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JOHN WILLIAM HENRY KITCHINGMAM.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-23
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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1012. JOHN WILLIAM HENRY KITCHINGMAM was indicted for bigamy .

THOMAS JAMES FRANCE . I am deputy to the parish clerk of St. Leonard, Shoreditch. I have the book containing marriage registers of 1800. On the 27th of January I

find John Kitchingham was married to Patience Little , spinster - it is signed by them both.

AUGUSTINE BEATON. I was apprenticed to the prisoner - I remember Patience, his wife; I have seen my master write, and believe the signature to the register to be his; I lived with him about ten years years ago, they then lived together as man and wife; he was a fishing-rod-maker, and lived in Nicholas-lane.

MARY ANN TRUCE . I know the prisoner lived with his wife; I do not know her christian name. I worked at their house five years ago - I saw his wife here to-day; he had no other wife that I knew of then.

MARY ANN KITCHINGMAM. I am the prisoner's daughter. I believe the signature to the register to be my father and mother's - I have seen my mother to-day; she now lives in Crooked-lane, with me - I saw my father at Michaelmas last at the Hospital. I never saw him in Crooked-lane.

HANNAH HILLIARD . I live in Vine-court, Spitalfields. I have had two children, one is living; the prisoner is the father of both. I was married to him at Christ-church, Newgate-street, seven years ago next December; I have not lived with him for nearly four years - I lived with him in Lamb-street, Spitalfields. He told me he worked at a fishing-rod manufactory, in Nicholas-lane.

JOHN KNIGHT . I produce the register of Christchurch, by which I find that on the 17th of December, 1815, John William Kitchingman , bachelor, was married to Hannah Hilliard , spinster; they have both signed the register.

HANNAH HILLIARD . This is my writing - I saw the prisoner sign the book; I knew him for four years before we were married - I did not know he had been married before till within the last three months. He had no money with me; I left him on account of his ill-treatment. I had no suspicion that he was a married man; he always represented himself as a single man.

Prisoner. Q. Do not you remember coming to my shop in Nicholas-lane with your grandfather, and finding out that I was married - A. No, I did not; I had heard that he was married, and told him so when he came again; he declared that he was never married, and I was satisfied.

The prisoner put in a long written Defence, complaining of being ill-treated and robbed by his first wife and family.

GUILTY Aged 42.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

CHARLES CLIFFORD.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-24
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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1013. CHARLES CLIFFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Henry Lipman , from his person .

HENRY LIPMAN . I am a pencil-maker , and live in Salisbury-street, Strand. On the 16th of June, about a quarter before one o'clock in the afternoon, I was opposite St. Dunstan's-church - a gentleman tapped me on the shoulder, and said my pocket was picked; I found my silk handkerchief gone - upon turning round, I saw the prisoner with it in his hand; the gentleman had hold of him at the time; he said it dropped from my pocket, and he picked it up.

MR. CHARLES THOMAS HODDER . I am in the East India Company's service. About one o'clock on Sunday, I was in Fleet-street, and saw two gentlemen coming towards me arm in arm; the prosecutor was one of them - I observed a man close behind him; I watched him, and the moment they passed, I turned round, and saw the prisoner in the act of drawing a silk handkerchief from the prosecutor's pocket - I immediately seized him; he had got it out and in his hand. I told the prosecutor. He said how could I say he had taken it, when he picked it up.

THOMAS SMITH . I am the beadle. I received the prisoner in charge with the handkerchief.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw it laying on the pavement, and took it up.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JOHN JONES.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-25
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1014. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , one handkerchief, value 2 s. 6 d., the goods of James Burbidge , from his person .

MR. JAMES BURBIDGE . I am an ironmonger , and live in Fleet-street. On Saturday, the 8th of June, about ten o'clock at night, I was a few doors on this side Temple-bar , coming home - I felt something at my pocket, and missed my handkerchief; upon turning round I saw the prisoner close at my heels - I believe he was in company with two other persons. I collared him, and the handkerchief dropped behind him; I said he had picked my pocket; he denied it - I took him to the watch-house. I picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HENRY TALMAGE . I am a constable. He was brought to the watch-house.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw two young men behind the gentleman, they picked his pocket, and threw the handkerchief behind me.

JAMES BURBIDGE . He said nothing of the kind at the time. I cannot swear it dropped from him, or another person close to him.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

BRIDGET DART, PHOEBOE ANN DOUGLAS, ELEANOR COLLINS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-26
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty; Not Guilty
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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1015. BRIDGET DART , PHOEBOE ANN DOUGLAS , and ELEANOR COLLINS , were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , six yards of lace, value 12 s., the goods of Mary Ann Nicholis and Sarah Markham , privately in their shop .

MARY ANN NICHOLIS . I am a single woman. I sell lace - Sarah Markham is my partner. On the 24th of May, Dart and Douglas came into the shop between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, and asked to see some lace; Markham shewed them three pieces - they bought nothing; they had not been in the shop, five minutes before Collins came in - I saw looks exchanged between them,

and after Collins came in we missed a piece of lace - I said one of the three must have taken it; Collins denied all knowledge of the other two, or that she had taken it; they staid in the shop. Only three pieces were shewn to them, and there was no more within their reach. The officer searched them - I was not present then; the officer afterwards produced six yards of lace, which had our shop mark on it, and was one of the pieces which had been shewn them,

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. They staid in the shop half an hour, though they knew it was missed - A. Yes. It was not on a card; I thought it might have stuck on their clothes, and looked, and am certain it had not; the officer brought it in from the street. Dart offered to be searched before the officer came.

WILLIAM HENRY HILL . I am a constable. I was sent for, and searched them, but found nothing; I searched Dart and Douglas more particularly than Collins. No conversation passed between them. I was in the room for quarter of an hour. It could not have been on any part of the outside of their clothes. I fetched Brown, who examined their shoes, but found nothing. We took them to the watch-house, that they might be searched by a female. I took hold of Collins, and kept her out of the regular pathway, to avoid the crowd. Somebody called out that it was found; the lace was produced; it was found in the way Collins went; the others did not go in that track. Collins was about three yards from the spot where it was found; the prosecutrix offered to let them go if they would give it up.

JAMES BROWN . I am an officer. Hill sent for me; I asked them all three to take off their stockings and shoes, which was done. I took Douglas to the watch-house; Bridges had Dart. I went out of the shop first, Bridges next, and Hill last, with Collins; I turned round to see where Hill was, and as Collins stepped off the pavement something dropped from her clothes which was found to be lace.

SAMUEL BRIDGES . I am a constable. I was passing, and took charge of Dart. I had not moved above a yard from the door, when I saw something fall from Collins as she stepped off the curb.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DOUGLAS'S Defence. She missed the lace. Hill nearly stripped us, and could find nothing.

COLLINS - GUILTY. Aged 19.

Judgment Respited .

DART - NOT GUILTY .

DOUGLAS - NOT GUILTY .

Second Midddlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JOHN PEDLEY.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-27
VerdictNot Guilty

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1016. JOHN PEDLEY was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Mary Elgar , about one o'clock in the night of the 26th of May , and stealing therein one gallon of brandy, value 1 l.; eight quarts of wine, value 30 s.; eight bottles, value 8 d.; thirty eggs, value 1 s.: two hundred penny-pieces, and four hundred halfpence , her property.

MARY ELGAR . I am a widow , and live at Highgate, in the parish of Hornsey . On Saturday morning, the 25th of May, about six o'clock, I found the yard door unbolted. I was the first up, and had gone to bed last the night before. I left the door bolted; I found it shut-to and on the latch; I found the top part of the bar unbolted, and the large parlour window a little open; it never would fasten very secure. I had left it close down the night before, and fastened it with a screw in the middle. I do not know how they could get it open; it was done by somebody outside; the glass was not taken out; there were footmarks under the window outside; they must have got in that way, but how they unscrewed the door I cannot tell. I had left some halfpence and penny-pieces in the till; I do not know the amount; they were gone, and nearly a gallon of brandy was gone out of the bar, out of a small cask. The key of the cellar hung in the bar, and eight bottles of wine were taken from there, and also some eggs.

JURY. Q. Were there any shutters to the window. A. No. There was no mark of violence anywhere. The prisoner lived servant with me, and left about a fortnight before.

JOHN CONWAY . I am a constable, I heard of this robbery, and found the windows had been raised; it was a very large back parlour window, and fastened by a screw, but it would not bite sufficient to fasten it down, so that it might be raised up. A whole square of glass was cut out of the bar, it was large enough for a person to get through; there were foot-marks outside the parlour window; the premises are all shut in by gates. I apprehended the prisoner on the Tuesday following. I also apprehended James Linam , as an accomplice.

JAMES LINAM . I am a labouring man. I was taken up about this business myself, for being with the prisoner. I was sleeping in Mrs. Grove's left; he came there and trod on me, at three o'clock in the morning of Saturday. I got up at eight o'clock in the morning and left him there; he slept there always; I went no where with him; I only know that he came there at three o'clock - it was getting light. He came up to me at Mr. Southall's about half-past nine o'clock, and then he had about 14 s. in halfpence, and seventeen eggs. We went to the Rose and Crown public-house, and then to Mr. Atkins's the butcher, and got two pounds of beefsteaks: we then went to the Rose and Crown, and had the steaks and eggs cooked. I asked him where he got them; he said he bought them of Mr. Fleming, the grocer, and that he took the money from Mr. Upton, where he had been at work; he is a coal merchant; he worked there three or four days; he asked me to give him 1 s. in silver for halfpence, which I did; another man also gave him 1 s. for halfpence; he then went to the landlord, (Parker) and got 3 s. for halfpence - and afterwards six more shillings; I was in custody three days for this; I paid my part towards the steaks, having 6 s. of my own. On the Friday night he asked me to go with him to rob Mr. Elworth's house.

Q. How came he to propose that to you - A. I do not know - I did not go - I was intimate with him; we slept in the same loft. I was in Mr. Routh's service as a haymaker - I did not know where he got the eggs from. He said he took seven bottles of rum from Mrs. Elgar.

Prisoner's Defence - I left this man at Highgate at eight at night, and saw him next morning at half-past eight o'clock.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

MARY SEEKINS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-28
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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1017. MARY SEEKINS was indicted for stealing, on

the 26th of May , at St. Mary-le-bone, four pair of stays, value 2 l. 10 s., and sixteen yards of jeau, value 30 s., the goods of Thomas William Gould , in his dwelling-house .

ANN GOULD . I am the wife of Thomas William Gould . On the 25th of May, the prisoner was a charwoman in our employ. We live in the parish of St. Mary-le-bone . I was on the staircase watching her from a window, as I bad lost goods the day before; she was in the cutting room. I lost three dozen pair of stays at one time, but not on this day. I was looking through a window, and saw her open a drawer from which two pair of stays had been taken the preceding week; she shut it again without taking anything; I immediately went up to my husband, and afterwards resumed my place on the staircase, and while she left the room to go down stairs for her pail, I went and looked in the drawer, and at the top of it was a large pasteboard, which nearly covered it, and at the top of that was a few rules and the shears; I observed that there was nothing about the room. I went back to the staircase, and she returned with her pail. I missed her for some time; I could not see her for five minutes. I heard a rustling like jeans being unfolded; I went down to the back room door, and saw her at the first drawer in the foreman's room; I went in as she was shutting the drawer - I asked what she was doing; she said merely putting in some pieces of jean which laid about. I said there were none laying about a few minutes before, for I had been down there, and that she had no business at the drawer. I asked her what she had taken from it the preceding Sunday; she said nothing. I said I was satisfied of her being the thief who had taken all we had lost, it being within the time she had worked for us; she said she had touched nothing. I said there was an officer down stairs ready to take her, and left her (there was no officer) - she finished her work, and in the intermediate time Mr. Gould sent for our foreman to examine the drawers. I, Mr. Gould, and the foreman, went in to examine them. I found two pieces of jean in the drawer I saw her at; they measured four yards and a half each; I do not know where they were before. She came into my service on the 28th of February.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I am shopman to Mr. Wadmore, a pawnbroker, in Tottenham-court-road. On the 4th of March the prisoner pawned four yards of jean for 5 s. - it is worth 10 s.; and on the 19th she pawned four pair of stays for 19 s. which are worth about 2 l. 10 s. On the 31st of March she pawned four yards more of jean for 7 s., worth 10 s.

THOMAS CLEMENTS . I am an officer; I produce the two pieces of jean found in the drawer.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I leave it to the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 33.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

JOSEPH VENNER.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-29
VerdictNot Guilty

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1018. JOSEPH VENNER was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , twelve handkerchiefs, value 3 l., the goods of William Ellinger , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM ELLINGER . I live at Mile-end, and am a weaver . On the 25th of May, till eight o'clock at night, I was working on a piece of silk containing twelve handkerchiefs; they were all in one piece, and in the loom, which was nailed to the window-frame.

COURT. This is not twelve handkerchiefs, but a piece of handkerchiefs.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

ELIZABETH CAPPS, CATHERINE CARROLL, MARY SMITH.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-30
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty; Not Guilty
SentenceDeath

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1019. ELIZABETH CAPPS , CATHERINE CARROLL , and MARY SMITH , were indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph Read , on the 16th of June , on the King's highway, at St. Clement Danes, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one half-crown, one shilling, and one sixpence , his property.

JOSEPH READ . I am a carpenter , and live at Pentonville. On the 16th of June, about a quarter before nine o'clock in the morning, I was in Drury-lane, at the end of Wellington-place, nearly opposite the Theatre. I was going to Chancery-lane, and at the corner of Wellington-place , as I passed by, the prisoner Capps seized me by the waistcoat; the other two prisoners were up the passage, standing about two yards behind her; she forced her other hand into my right-hand waistcoat pocket, and took out one half-crown, one shilling, and a sixpence. When she collared me she pulled me off the pavement into Wellington-place foreibly, and at that moment Smith hit me in the eye with her fist; this was at the very time that Capps put her hand into my pocket. I cannot swear to Carroll. The blow knocked me down. I was not in liquor. When I rose I saw Nicholls, and ordered him to fetch a constable. Scott came. I knew neither of the prisoners before; I had not spoken to them, nor they to me. I seized Capps as soon as I got up, and held her till Scott came - I gave her in his charge.

Prisoner Capps. Q. Was you not up all that morning drinking with a female - A. No; I had come from East-lane, Mary-le-bone. I do not believe that I spoke to any female. Smith gave her name as Carroll at the watch-house.

Prisoner SMITH. Q. Did I not interfere, and take your hand out of this woman's hair - A. No.

JOHN VENTOM . I live opposite Wellington-place. On the 16th of June, about nine o'clock, I saw a terrible confusion - Carroll and Smith were beating the prosecutor with their fists - I did not see how it began. I got between them. The prosecutor had hold of Capps, and said he was robbed - they were swearing and beating him; he held her till the officer came - he appeared sober.

JOHN SCOTT . I was called; I found a mob, and the prosecutor holding Capps by the arms; he gave charge of her for robbing him. I took the other two about twenty minutes after, the fighting was over when I got there. He said in Capps's presence that he was robbed of 4 s., a half-crown, and 6 d.; she denied having any money, but at the watch-house I found half-a-crown in her hand; she threw it down on the bench when I was going to search her. The prosecutor was very much smeared with blood, which came from his nose; he had a black eye, and his head was beat; he did not appear the least tipsy. I saw Carroll and Smith round there when I went up.

BENJAMIN SMITH . I live in White Hart-yard; I assisted in getting the prosecutor from the women. Capps was holding him by the collar, pulling him about; he was all over blood.

NATILAN NATHAN . I live near Wellington-court. On

Sunday morning, the 16th of June, I stood at my door, and saw Read come down towards the court, and another girl, (neither of the prisoners) had laid hold of him by the arm; and as he walked by the court she shoved him up the court. Capps who stood under the archway immediately came up, and put her hand in his waistcoat pocket; I did not see her touch him before that. The prosecutor said,

"I will not be robbed, and will not let you go;" he held her by the hand. While he was wrestling with her, the other two prisoners came down the court towards him; one of them cried,

"Let her go;" he said he would not; and one of them said,

"If you do not, we will knock your b - y head off." The other two came up after her hand was in his pocket.

SAMUEL ROBSON . I was standing at my house in Drury-lane, and, hearing a noise, went out; I saw the prosecutor dragged out of the court, all streaming in blood - he had hold of Capps, and said,

"You shall not go till I get my money. I saw the other prisoners there."

JOSEPH READ re-examined. I saw no woman till I saw Capps, that I recollect - one might be walking by my side, but Capps stood at the entrance of the passage, and fixed on me. I was knocked down so immediately, that I hardly knew what was done at first. Capps's hand was in my pocket at the time Smith gave me the blow.

CAPPS'S Defence. I was coming down the court - this man was coming down with another female; he took my cap off, and put it in his pocket, struck me, and asked me for drink - I had half-a-crown in my hand - the other woman went away; and when I refused to give him drink, he said I had robbed him of 4 s. These women seeing him ill-use me, came up, and he struck them.

SMITH's Defence. Carroll and I were sitting at our door, and seeing a crowd at the end of the court, we went up, and the prosecutor was holding this woman. I said,

"Do not ill-use her - take her to the watch-house, if she has done wrong."

CARROLL'S Defence. I told him not to ill-use the woman.

CAPPS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

CARROLL - NOT GUILTY .

SMITH - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

JOHN KENNY.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-31
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment

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1020. JOHN KENNY was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , one dress, value 40 s.; one petticoat, value 7 s.; eleven caps, value 3 l.; one table spoon, value 1 l.; five pieces of lace, value 20 s.; three razors, value 6 s., and one razor case, value 1 s., the goods of Samuel Bird , in his dwelling-house .

HANNAH BURFEY . I am servant to Samuel Bird , who keeps a public-house , in Tottenham Court-road . On the 10th of June, about seven o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner coming down stairs with a bundle in his hand; I met him at the foot of the stairs, and asked what he had got in his bundle, I saw him open a door which is at the foot of the stairs; he said it was a parcel, which he had brought from a young woman in Portland-street - I asked what business he had on that side of the house; he said he wanted a pint of porter; this was the private part of the house - I took the bundle from him. I found a white dress and a petticoat in it; they had been taken off a spare bed, up two pair of stairs. I saw a silver spoon in the kitchen at five o'clock, and it was found on him when he was searched.

JOHN HOWARD . I am a patrol of St. Giles's. I was sent for, and took charge of the prisoner. In his hat I found a cap, a table spoon, a case with two razors, and a pair of gloves - in his waistcoat pocket I found a neck-chain, and in his breeches pocket another razor and some halfpence. I told him next morning that there was still something missing; he immediately took from his person some caps and lace, and gave them to me,

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to Portland-place, to fetch a bundle for my wife, and as I returned, I met three women, and took them to two public-houses; I got rather heavy, and they persuaded me to go to the Bedford's Head, public-house, where we had two pots of ale - I fell asleep, and do not know what passed.

GUILTY. Aged 37.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

MARY WELCH.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-32
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment

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1021. MARY WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , forty-three yards of bed-tick, value 50 s., the goods of Thomas Medhurst , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN PARSONS . I am servant to Mr. Thomas Medhurst , of Norton Falgate . On the 28th of May, about nine o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner come out of the shop with a roll of tick in her arms; I went in to enquire if she had bought it, and then went and overtook her four doors off, with it - the shopman took it from her. She said nothing.

JAMES CRAWSHAW . Parsons brought the prisoner back, and I took the tick from her - there were forty-three yards and a half; it is worth about 50 s. I had not seen her in the shop. The shop is part of the dwelling-house. It was taken from about a yard and a half inside the door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The article lay at the side of the door, and it had footmarks on it where the people trod on it. I was not in the shop.

GUILTY. Aged 32.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

JOHN KERNS, CHARLES MARSH.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-33
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceDeath; Death

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1022. JOHN KERNS and CHARLES MARSH were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , at St. Mary, Islington, four silver salt cellars, value 20 s., and twelve silver spoons value 2 l., the goods of Philip William Thomas , in his dwelling-house .

ANN PITT . I am servant to Mr. Philip William Thomas , a stock-broker , of Highbury-grove, in the parish of St. Mary, Islington . On the 1st of July, about five o'clock in the afternoon, my master called to me; I went into the parlour, and found the window up - I missed four silver salt cellars off the side-board, also two gravy spoons, four salt spoons, three table spoons, and three dessert spoons - we had used them about two hours before. I saw three men running across the field at the back of the house; I pursued them with my master, but could not catch them.

The prisoners are two of the men - Marsh was brought back in about an hour, and Kerns in about half an hour after him - I knew them perfectly well by their clothes; I did not see their faces when they ran across the field, but could swear to their clothes. I believe them to be two of the men.

Prisoner KERNS. Q. Did you not see me with a blue coat on, and a white coat over my arm - A. Yes; he was close to the gate in front of the house when I first saw him - I only saw his back.

RICHARD EVANS . I was working on Newington-green, about a quarter of a mile from Mr. Thomas's house. I saw the prisoner and another running across the field by his house; two men pursued them, crying Stop thief! I joined in pursuit with Wilson - Marsh got through a hedge into a nursery ground, I lost sight of him then; I am sure he is the man - I then followed Kerns, and found him in a brick field, laying down concealed among some corn, which grew at one end of the field, and about twelve yards from him, I found two silver salt and one silver dessert spoons, which I delivered to Wilson. I saw a brick-maker find another salt, and a gentleman's servant found another spoon. I saw them pick them up, and give them to Wilson. They were twelve or fifteen yards from Kerns.

Prisoner KERNS. Q. How far was I from the hedge when you first saw me - A. Four or five yards.

THOMAS WILSON . I am a constable. Mr. Thomas's house is in the parish of St. Mary, Islington. I heard a cry of Stop thief! and saw the three men running, the prisoners and another, they came over a gate about nine feet high; I pursued them both, and had to jump over a ditch. Kerns ran into a field, and Marsh into a nursery ground; in about ten minutes I saw Kerns laying among the oats in the field, and took him. I saw the plate picked up twelve yards from him. While I was pursuing Kerns, I saw him throw a handkerchief into the ditch; I stopped to take it up, or I should have had him then - I produce it. I found Marsh afterwards at Mr. Thomas's house - I found nothing on him. Kerns denied that the handkerchief was his. I am sure of both of them; I was close to all three, and saw their faces. I think the salts worth 20 s. each, the dessert spoons 5 s. each, and the table spoons 30 s. - they are not found. The tea spoons are worth 5 s. each.

JAMES PICKETT . I work at the nursery-ground. After Kerns was taken, I walked round the nursery, and found Marsh laying on the side of the hedge concealed. I took him to Mr. Thomas's house, and gave him to Wilson.

Prisoner MARSH. Q. Was I not asleep - A. No. I asked what he laid there for; he said he was very tired. Kerns had been taken half an hour before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

KERNS's Defence. Being short of work, I went to the New River to wash; I walked across the field into the road, got over a gate, and laid down in an oat field, and was taken by these men, who asked where the clothes were which I had stolen, and forty or fifty yards off some of the plate was found.

MARSH'S Defence. I went to seek for work in the country, and about two o'clock, finding myself tired and dirty, I went to the river to wash; I afterwards heard the cry, and ran across the field, as any one else would; I got over into the garden and went to sleep.

KERNS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

MARSH - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

JANE DOUGLAS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-34
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment

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1023. JANE DOUGLAS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , one cloak, value 5 s.; one pair of stays, value 2 s.; one pair of pockets, value 1 s.; two silver spoons, value 30 s.; two shirts, value 30 s.; one coat, value 3 l.; one pair of trowsers, value 1 l.; one gown, value 2 l., and one table-cloth, value 1 l., the goods of Eliza Dryden , widow , in her dwelling-house .

ELIZA DRYDEN . I am a widow, and live at St. Pancras . The prisoner was three months in my service, and left on the 19th of March, about ten o'clock, without notice. I missed the articles stated in the indictment - I met her about three weeks ago at the corner of Greek-street, and followed her into a public-house, and got a constable, who took her, and found the stays and pockets on her, and the duplicate of the cloak was found on her; the pockets were worth about 1 s., and the stays 5 s. I saw them safe a week before she left.

WILLIAM CRAIG . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to the office. I found the stays and pockets on her, and the duplicate of a cloak.

WILLIAM DRINKWATER . I am shopman to Edward Brown , of Fetter-lane, a pawnbroker. The prisoner pawned the cloak on the 3d of April. I will not swear to her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. She gave me the stays because they were too tight for her; also the pockets - I have worn them in her presence, and she gave me the cloak as she had no money.

MRS. DRYDEN. I gave her nothing. She never waited for her wages.

GUILTY. Aged 33.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

DANIEL AUSTIN.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-35
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment

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1024. DANIEL AUSTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , one coat, value 3 l., and one pair of gloves, value 6 d., the goods of John Frazier , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES GRAY . I am servant to John Frazier , who rents a house at Hampstead . On Wednesday, the 19th of June, about twelve o'clock, I saw the great coat hanging in the hall, behind the door; in about half an hour I missed it - I followed Wilks, and saw the prisoner about one hundred yards off, in the road, with something under his coat - I saw him drop the great coat. I believe it coat 6 l. when it was new.

STEPHEN WILKS . Gray desired me to follow the prisoner. The people were calling Stop thief! I caught him, and saw him drop the coat. We gave him to Hunt - he said he was sorry for it.

THOMAS HUNT . I am a constable. I received him in charge. I found a pair of gloves in the coat pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SARAH CRANE . I was going to Mr. Frazier's house, and

met the prisoner coming out of the gate - he went towards town; the great coat was under his left arm. He was pursued.

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY. Aged 42.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

MARY ANN ANDREWS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-36
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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1025. MARY ANN ANDREWS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, one watch, value 5 l.; one watch chain, value 20 s.; one seal, value 20 s.; one pair of breeches, value 10 s.; one shirt, value 10 s., and one pair of gaiters, value 1 s., the goods of Jonathan Charles Davis , in his dwelling-house .

JONATHAN CHARLES DAVIS . I am a silver polisher , and live at Hoxton . The prisoner used to come to our house - I had a watch in the front parlour; I saw it there on a Monday night, in June, in the top drawer of my bureau - it was a double cased silver watch, capped and jewelled. I missed it about ten o'clock on Tuesday night, and saw it on the Wednesday following at a pawnbroker's.

SARAH DAVIS . I am the wife of the last witness - I was acquainted with the prisoner by being in the Hospital - the watch was kept in the top bureau drawer, in the front parlour. I saw it there on Tuesday, just before the prisoner came in; (it was about a fortnight ago). I went out, leaving her there for about twenty minutes - I found her there when I returned; she left five minutes afterwards, and at ten o'clock at night the watch was missed.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. When did she come - A. Between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning.

JAMES COCHORAN . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on the 19th of June; she gave me two duplicates and a shirt, I found the watch and chain at Mitchell's, in the Hackney-road, pawned for 2 l., in the name of Smith, 2, Union-street - the other duplicate was for the breeches, pawned in the name of Davis, 2, Paul-street, at Walker's, Tabernacle-walk, where I found them.

JOHN HALL . I am servant to Mitchell and Co., Hackney-road. The watch was pawned there in the name of Smith, by Mary Lees , on the 18th of June.

MARY LEES . I pawned the watch. The prisoner gave it to me, and asked me to pawn it in the Hackney-road. I got 2 l., which I gave to her with the duplicate - I did not know her before; she appeared a genteel person, and bought some fruit of me - she gave me nothing.

Cross-examined. Q. You have got into trouble about it, have not you - A. I hope not.

THOMAS MATTHEWS . I am servant to Mr. Walker, a pawnbroker. I have a pair of breeches - I believe the prisoner to be the woman who pawned them, on the 6th of June, for 6 s. I cannot swear to her.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 27.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

WILLIAM MILLART.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-37
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceImprisonment

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1026. WILLIAM MILLART was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of January , twenty-eight yards of cambric, value 12 l.; eleven cambric handkerchiefs, value 2 l.; fifty yards of lawn, value 7 l.; eighteen yards of muslin, value 3 l., and seven yards of diaper, value 1 l. , the goods of Thomas Mitchell .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS MITCHELL . I am a linen-draper , and live in Leadenhall-street. The prisoner was more than fourteen years in my employment; he left early in March 1820, to go into business on his own account; he took a shop in Bethnal-green Road. I gave him credit to the amount of 400 l. or 500 l. On the 3d of June last, I received information, and on the 4th I went to his shop in Bethnal-green Road; before I entered, I saw some lawns in the window, which I knew to be mine. I then went in with Mr. Thomas and Mr. Hines; the prisoner was out, he was sent for, and came in a few minutes. I told him I wished to see the lawns which were in his window; he brought part of them; I told him they were my property, and had never been sold to him, and I had reason to believe there was a considerable quantity more goods, and I insisted on seeing them; I said he knew what belonged to me, and I expected him to produce them; this passed in a little back room adjoining the shop. I went into the shop myself, looked about, and desired him to take down some Irish linens, muslins, and a paper containing India muslins, and some shawls; these were taken down, and I claimed them from private marks by which I knew them; I said he must have taken them while he was in my employ, and I had never sold them; there was a considerable quantity of them placed together; he made no answer how he got them; he was so confused, that I thought he was incapable. All the articles stated in the indictment were found there on that day, except the diaper, but that is not a tenth part of what was found; I am positive I never sold them to him; I have since asked him how he came possessed of them, he made no answer. I have never held out any hopes or promises to him; the goods I claimed were put up in a wrapper, and afterwards, by his written permission, removed to my house; the value in the indictment is something below their real value. I told him my debt was twice the amount of any person's, and therefore I insisted on having a warrant of attorney for 300 l., as he owed me 400 l.; I said I should then stand equal with the rest of the creditors. I got the warrant on the 5th, and took out the execution next day. I then informed the creditors, and gave up my warrant to distribute the effects equally - I only took it out to secure the goods.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Have you not obtained from him since, an assignment of all his book debts and property of every description, to the amount of nearly 1500 l. - A. It is under 1000 l.; the assignment was for the benefit of all his creditors - I never promised to take no steps against him, if he made this assignment. I did not promise not to put the warrant of attorney in force for six months. I had him apprehended about a month after the assignment.

Q. Why not proceed instantly against him - A. It was partly my own convenience, and a wish to obtain the goods. We had a consultation whether we should take him this Session or the next; he was taken the night before last. I have had intercourse with him, from time to time; he has applied to me about it - I said I had nothing to say to him at present. No promise of any kind was held out to him - I did not object to an attorney attending on his behalf.

Q. Do none of the goods you sell go out with your mark - A. Certainly.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Are you the only person named in the assignment - A. No. Mr. Stockdale, the next principal creditor; it is for the benefit of all the creditors.

THOMAS OLDHAM . I was once in the service of the prosecutor, and about two months ago I went to assist the prisoner in his business, and noticed a great number of goods that were Mr. Mitchell's, and mentioned it to Lewis: they had Mitchell's mark on them.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. How long did you live with Mr. Mitchell - A. Three or four years, and while the prisoner lived there, I was clerk; he knew I was acquainted with the goods - but cannot say whether he knew I was acquainted with the mark. The goods were exposed.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. How long had you left Mr. Mitchell - A. Three or four years. I have examined all the prisoner's invoices; none of these goods are included in them.

THOMAS HIND . I was in Mr. Mitchell's employ about twelve months ago, and am now in business for myself; on the 4th of June, I accompanied him to the prisoner's shop, and saw the goods brought out of the window; they had Mr. Mitchell's mark on them; and other goods were found with the mark on them; he was asked to produce invoices of them, and could not. I produce the invoices delivered to him, with goods sold him; Mr. Mitchell delivered them to me.

MR. MITCHELL. These came in my possession under the assignment; they are all the bills of those he bought of me.

THOMAS HIND . (In continuation.) When the first parcel was found, he was asked to produce his invoices; he brought invoices, and they contained none of these goods; the prisoner called a few days after at my house, and requested me to wait on Mr. Mitchell, to intercede for his forgiveness, and not to prosecute him; I told him I could not think of that, but I did at last, and afterwards saw him, and told him the prosecutor would make no promises. He asked my advice - I advised him to give up all the goods which he had fraudulently obtained, as without that he could not expect clemency; he said, he did not know what he should do; he should be ruined, and what would become of his wife and family; this conversation was about a week after the 4th of June; he called on me repeatedly about my interceding with Mr. Mitchell.

Cross-examined. Q. You told him nothing could be done unless he gave up the goods - A. No. Mr. Mitchell never said he would not prosecute him if he got all the goods.

PHILLIP LEWIS . I am a linen draper, and live in Bethnal-green Road; I was in the prisoner's employ, his goods were kept in the shop, and some up stairs in an Irish case in his bed room; most of the property claimed by the prosecutor was in that case. I had seen the case before the prisoner took the shop at No. 4, Princes-street, Finsbury, where he lodged - I did not see the contents until about nine months after he opened the shop in Bethnal-green Road.

(Property produced and sworn to).

The prisoner put in a written Defence, - stating, that all the goods were invoiced to him; that the warrant of attorney was obtained on a promise that it should not be executed for six months; and that his own private mark was the same as Mr. Mitchell's.

PHILLIP LEWIS . I was the prisoner's shop boy; one of his marks are the same as Mr. Mitchell's; but Mr. Mitchell has two marks. I lived with the prisoner from his first commencement in business, (examining the goods) the marks on these are not the hand-writing of the prisoner or myself.

MR. MITCHELL. I have examined all the marks; most of the goods have two marks, one mine, and the other my shopman's. The prisoner's writing is not on one of these, where the marks are visible.

THOMAS HIND . I cannot find the prisoner's writing on any of them. Part of them bear both the marks of myself and Mr. Mitchell.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined Two Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JAMES JONES.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-38
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1027. JAMES JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of July , two 5 l. Bank notes, the property of Roger Robinson , from the person of Alice, his wife .

ALICE ROBINSON . I am the wife of Roger Robinson , who is a mariner ; I went with him on the 2d of July, to Somerset-house, to receive some money; I had before this, two 5 l. Bank notes in my pocket-book; a person spoke to my husband by St. Dunstan's Church, about two o'clock, and he took us into the back room of the Falcon, Fetter-lane , to get directions about a ship for my husband, and in about ten minutes the prisoner came in. Myself and my husband, and two other men besides the prisoner, were in the room; there was only one man there when I first went in; the prisoner asked if I had seen a young woman whom he described; I said no; he then said he was a country farmer just come from Wales, and had received 1100 l. at the Bank the day before; he pulled out some guineas and Bank notes, to shew that he had money; he dropped one note, and one of the two men picked it up, and said it was a 5 l. note; he gave it to the prisoner; we told him he should be careful of his money, and not throw it about. Then the man who took us there offered to play a game with the prisoner with three chalks, and putting halfpence under a pot, they asked my husband to put his hand on the top of the pot, which he did, and then he lifted it up; the other man who took us there called heads or tails, and he won a sovereign of the prisoner; he put the sovereign on his finger, and said he would treat the company with it, either with wine or brandy and water, (the landlord had brought a pen and ink before the gambling began, for the man to write the directions of the ship.) The man played another game with the prisoner for another sovereign, and won again - he offered to return all he had won, as he said, he did not wish to keep it, as he might as well have won 20 l. as 2 l.; the prisoner began to abuse us all, and said we were all poor people, and had no money, and meant to rob him, and that he had plenty of money, if we had none. I took out my pocket-book to put in the direction the man had given me; I took the two 5 l. notes out to put it in, and my husband said.

"Let him see that we are not poor, and do not want to rob him;" the other man snatched the two 5 l. notes out of my hand, and put them into the prisoner's hat, and the prisoner put them into his pocket. My husband collared the other man, and told me to take care of the prisoner - saying, they were all a

set of swindlers; the prisoner went out of the room, and I after him, and just as we got out of the public-house, he put two 5 l. notes into my hand; my notes were quite clean and new, without any writing on them whatever; one of those he gave me, I think was my own; but the other had writing on it, and I was fearful it was bad, and had him detained; it afterwards proved to be a good one. I gave him over to the beadle. I stopped him in the passage before he got out; he gave me no reason for running away with them. One of the other persons ran away, and the one my husband collared got away; the prisoner was taken into a grocer's shop, and immediately began to tear up some papers, which I thought were notes. After we had been to Guildhall, he said he hoped we would not hurt him, and what did I want more than my money? I said I did not want more; he said he hoped I would not be hard with him.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Some money was taken from him in the grocer's shop - A. Yes. I cannot say how much. The prisoner laid no money on the table; he put it all in his pocket. The man snatched the notes from my hand - I never put them on the table; only us five were in the room.

Q. Did he not say, I do not want your notes, here they are - A. No.

ROGER ROBINSON . On Tuesday last, I and my wife were together; we met a man who took us to the Falcon public-house about getting a ship; the man went into the public-house with us. There was another man in the room; and in about ten minutes the prisoner came in and called for a pint of beer, and enquired after a woman, who he said he had given 10 l. to, and said he was a farmer come from Wales - that he had been to the Bank and received 1100 l. He began to flash his money about - he had gold and sovereigns. A note dropped out, and the man who gave me the direction picked it up, and said he should be careful of it, and gave it him, saying it was a 5 l. note; the prisoner pulled his gold out again, and began to grumble with the man. I laid my hand on the pot, as they asked me; they made three chalks, and covered it with a pot, and put a halfpenny under it. I did not bet with them; the prisoner lost a sovereign; the man gave it him again, and told him to be more careful of his money. The prisoner then said we were all a set of beggars and wished to rob him. My wife took up the direction and put it in her pocket-book; she took out the notes; I said,

"Let them see the notes, that we are not poor, nor mean to rob them." The man who gave me the direction snatched them out of her hand, and put them into the prisoner's hat; the prisoner immediately took them, and was putting them in his pocket; I jumped up and seized the man, and told my wife to take care of the prisoner, who was going out of the room - she got into the passage, he gave my wife the two notes; the man who was in the room started off, the other men was at the street door with me, I let go of him to secure the prisoner, I shoved him into a shop, and then that man came up to strike me; I should know him again if I saw him; my wife fetched a constable while I held the prisoner. Our notes were new, and quite clean; the prisoner gave her one that was endorsed, the other appeared to be my own.

Cross-examined. Q. You proposed to shew the notes - A. Yes. She did not put them on the table.

Q. When he went to the door, was it not to call the landlord - A. No. He said,

"You have got your money, why not let me go about my business;" he had no money in his hat before the man threw my notes in; he had got to the threshold of the street door when I laid hold of him.

JAMES HOGAN . I am a painter and glazier. I was going to dinner, and saw the prosecutor and his wife hurrying the prisoner into a grocer's shop; they said he he had taken two 5 l. Bank notes from the wife; he said, They had got their money, and thought that was quite sufficient, and hoped they would do no more; the constable searched them, and the prisoner took out some papers like Bank notes, and attempted to destroy them, but was prevented; but he succeeded in tearing some of them. I saw the duplicate of a watch and four seals found on him; also, ten guineas, a sovereign, a foreign coin, a ten-pound note, and two five-pound notes.

THOMAS SMITH . I am the street keeper. I took charge of him; I was going to search him - I found a 10 l. Bank note, two 5 l. notes, ten guineas, and a foreign gold coin and a sovereign, and some papers. One was a shilling note, and three or four flash notes. The money found on him was returned to him.

Prisoner's Defence. I declare to God, that they betted their money as fair as any man.

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

THOMAS TRIBE.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-39
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceImprisonment

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FOURTH DAY. SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1822.

1028. THOMAS TRIBE was indicted for stealing five views of different places , the goods of Our Lord the King .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY .

Confined One Month .

Before Mr. Recorder.

WILLIAM BLACK, ENEAS GIFFORD.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-40
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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1029. WILLIAM BLACK and ENEAS GIFFORD were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , one watch, value 10 l.; one chain, value 1 l.; one seal, value 5 s., and one key, value 6 d., the goods of Edward Hatfield , from his person .

EDWARD HATFIELD . I am a stock-broker , and live at Weymouth-terrace, Hackney-road. On the 4th of June, a little before ten o'clock at night, I was in Hackney-road with my brother, walking arm in arm; I felt my gold watch go out of my fob; several persons were passing and repassing; I said,

"I have lost my watch," and called Stop thief! I ran across a court, and on returning I found somebody had been taken; a boy produced my watch.

JOHN HATFIELD . I was with my brother; he said his watch was gone; he went from me immediately, calling Stop thief! two person's were standing close by us at that moment; he said he had lost his watch, and I seized him; they were quite near enough to do it; and nobody else could have done it; they were on his right side; they tried to get away, and dragged me about fifty yards, struggling to get away from me. I did not observe their countenances; one got from me, I delivered the other at

the watch-house. I cannot say who he was, whether it was one of the prisoners or not.

ROBERT PAISSEY . I am sixteen years old; I live in Hackney-road, and am a bricklayer. On Tuesday night I was going home, and heard a call of Stop thief! I ran up to the mob, and saw a gentleman holding Black, and saw Black throw the watch down. As I picked it up, he got away from the gentleman; he struck me and shoved me down, and ran down an alley, and I after him, crying Stop thief! I never lost sight of him; I saw him secured; he picked the watch up once, and threw it down again. I picked it up the second time, and gave it to the prosecutor.

JOSEPH GIBBONS . I am a boot and shoe-maker, and live in Hackney road. I was coming home, and overtook the prosecutor and his brother arm in arm, I walked behind them till we came to Crabtree-row. I saw a kind of sham fight in the road, and heard the prosecutor call out

"My watch is gone, Stop thief!" I saw the prisoner's hat fall off; I was carrying some wine; I saw the prosecutor and his brother run up Crabtree-row; I gave the wine to my wife, and saw the prisoners turn up a court leading into Somerset-buildings; I went to the end of the court and heard a noise, and saw Black come out. Parker, who is not here, seized him. I saw Black throw a watch away, which went against Paissey's thigh: he picked it up. Black was immediately secured; I went to the watch-house with him; Mr. Hatfield brought in the other. Black denied throwing the watch away.

WILLIAM MORTON . I am the watch-house keeper. I found both the prisoners at the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BLACK'S Defence. I heard a cry of Stop thief! a gentleman was running, his hat fell off - I picked it up and gave it to him; he run and seized two young men by the collar. I stood a moment, and he said they had robbed him; I walked on and saw a man with the watch between his feet - I picked it up, they seized me and knocked it out of my hand.

BLACK - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

GIFFORD - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JOHN WILLIAMS, ISAAC NORRIS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-41
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceTransportation

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1030. JOHN WILLIAMS and ISAAC NORRIS were indicted for feloniously assaulting Robert Hendry , on the King's Highway, on the 15th of June , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 30 s.; one key, value 2 d., and one piece of ribbon, value 1 d. , his property.

ROBERT HENDRY . I live in Back-church-lane, Whitechapel. On Saturday night, the 15th of June, about ten o'clock, I was going along Whitechapel , and saw the prisoner Williams; I believe it was him, but my eye is rather dim; he drew my watch out of my fob. There was a crowd; I called Stop thief! and he ran off.

JOHN SANSOM . I am patrol of Whitechapel. On Saturday night, the 15th of June, I heard a cry of Stop thief! ran across, and found Williams in the hands of Deacon, the patrol. I saw Norris standing close by him; he said it was merely a lark, that it was just a cry of Stop thief! among themselves - I took him to the watch-house; he resisted, but very little. I searched them both, but found nothing on them.

JOHN ARCHER . I am a butcher, and live in Spectacle-alley, Whitechapel. I heard the cry of Stop thief! Williams came running through the alley, from Whitechapel; I caught him - he fell on his knees. I gave him to the person who was pursuing him. About three hours after, as I was shutting up my shop, when my stall-board was removed, the officer said here is a watch - I looked and saw it there; it was about a yard from where Williams was stopped.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Where does the passage lead to - A. Into Church-lane from Whitechapel.

RICHARD DEACON . I am a patrol. I was in Whitechapel, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I crossed over, and saw Williams coming out of Spectacle-alley, in a direction from the cry; I took him. A mob were round him - he had been stopped in the alley. I took him, and saw Norris close by; he said it was only a lark.

THOMAS GOODING . I am a Bow-street officer. I found the watch under Archer's window, close against the wall, about five minutes before one o'clock on Sunday morning.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAMS - GUILTY. Aged 19.

NORRIS - GUILTY. Aged 22.

Of stealing from the person, but not with force and violence .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

THOMAS SIDNEY.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-42
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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1031. THOMAS SIDNEY was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Tingey , on the King's highway, on the 10th of June , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one hat, value 5 s. , his property.

The prosecutor did not appear.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

MARY CANNON.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-43
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment

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1032. MARY CANNON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , one watch, value 50 s., the goods of Richard Porter , in his dwelling-house .

RICHARD PORTER . I live in Ironmonger-lane, St. Luke's ; the prisoner lived next door to me. On the 24th of May, I left my watch on the table, between twelve and one o'clock, and next day, in the evening, I missed it. I found it in pawn - I had left my daughter Charlotte in the room.

CHARLOTTE PORTER . I am twelve years old. On Friday my father went out, and left the watch on the table; the prisoner came into the room between two and three o'clock for a light - I knew her before by her living in the court; the watch was on the table when she came in; she only took a light and went out, and two or three hours after I missed it - nobody but her had been in the room. My father came home between eight and nine o'clock; I was afraid to tell him of it, for fear he should scold me. I told some people about the place of it that night, and next evening Mrs. Jenkins told him of it.

JOHN ELDERKIN . I am shopman to Mr. Jones, a pawnbroker. I have a watch, which I took in pawn from Rebecca Campion , on the 24th of May, for 10 s.

REBECCA CAMPION . I pawned the watch. I received it from the prisoner - she came to me for a piece of cotton

and asked me to get her 10 s. or 12 s. on it, which I did; I knew her before; she said she found it behind a gate at the entrance of the court where she lived.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY - Aged 18.

Of stealing to the value of 20 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

WILLIAM ROWAN.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-44
VerdictNot Guilty

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1033. WILLIAM ROWAN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one coat, value 20 s.; three waistcoats, value 15 s.; three shirt collars, value 2 s.; one pair of stockings, value 1 s., and one pair of boot-books, value 1 s. , the goods of Edward Baker , Esq.

WILLIAM FOOT . I am servant to Mr. Edward Baker , who was at Limmert's Hotel, Conduit-street . On Sunday morning, the 12th of May, I missed these things - I had not seen the coat after Friday, when I put it in the drawer in my master's bed-room - it was not locked. I saw the shirt collars safe on Saturday morning; they were in another drawer. I went with Mr. Walsh, and Plank the officer, on the 25th of May, to No. 10, Queen-street, to the prisoner's bed-room.

Cross-examined by MR. ARCHBOLD. Q. There are many servants at the Hotel - A. Yes. The prisoner was quite a stranger there. The drawers were not locked. The prisoner said he bought them of some Jew.

SAMUEL PLANK . I am an officer. I went to search the prisoner's apartments, which are not quite half a mile from the Hotel. The prisoner was just getting out of bed; it was between eleven and twelve o'clock in the day - I told him my business; he said he had nothing but his own property, and I was at liberty to search. On my turning over his things, Foot claimed two waistcoats and some stockings - one of the waistcoats laid on a chair with the coat; the boot-hooks were on a table; I told him they were stolen from Limmert's Coffee-house; he said he bought them of a Jew some few mornings since at a public-house; that the Jew was a stranger to him. I asked if the publican was present; he said No, neither the publican nor any one else. I took him.

Cross-examined. Q. They were not concealed - A. No.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I brought the coat from Ireland.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

WILLIAM ROWAN.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-45
VerdictNot Guilty

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1034. WILLIAM ROWAN was again indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , five shirts, value 20 s.; four handkerchiefs, value 5 s., and two pair of stockings, value 4 s. , the goods of Henry William Simpson , clerk .

CHARLOTTE STEVENS . I am chambermaid at Blenheim Hotel. The Reverend Mr. Simpson lodged there. I cannot say whether his name is William Henry or Henry William .

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

WILLIAM ROWAN.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-46
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1035. WILLIAM ROWAN was again indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , one pair of boots, value 5 s. , the goods of John Fownes Luttrell , Esq.

GEORGE LUXTON . I am a waiter at Limmert's Hotel. On the 24th of May, the prisoner came into the Hotel, which is at the corner of Conduit-street , between three and four o'clock in the afternoon - I saw him in the room of the first floor, No. 23. John Fownes Luttrell , Esq. lodged at Nos. 23 and 25; No. 23 was his bed-room - I went in, and saw him standing with a pair of Mr. Luttrell's boots in his hands, by the drawers; he saw me, and directly dropped them - I did not touch him, he looked so respectable. I went down to fetch Mr. Renand, and as we were coming up stairs to look after him, he was coming down; we stopped him to know his business - he said he wanted to see Colonel Hare ; we told him Colonel Hare was gone out of town; he said he was a friend of Colonel Shaw's, and had frequently met him at Colonel Shaw's; we asked what he went into a gentleman's bed-room for; he said for a particular purpose, and we let him go. Upon examining the room we found the boots on the floor, but no appearance of his having been there for the purpose he stated.

Cross-examined. Q. The boots were not gone - A. No, but they were moved off the drawers, and put on the floor. I can swear the boots are Mr. Luttrell's, and know his Christian names, as they are entered in our ledger. He took the boots out of town, and sent them back when the prisoner was taken.

CHARLES RENAUD . I have the management of the Hotel. Mr. John Fownes Luttrell lodged there. Luxton came and told me there was a strange man in Mr. Luttrell's room - in going up I met the prisoner, and asked what he wanted; he said Colonel Hare ; I said he was out of town, and had been gone five or six days; he said he had met Colonel Hare at Colonel Shaw's. I asked his name, he said Lientenant Rowan, of the same regiment. I told him he had been in a gentleman's room; he said he had - I asked why; he said for a necessary purpose. I said that was very improper, and if he had asked the waiter, he would have shewn him a proper place. The waiter had not told me about the boots, and I let him go - I went up to No. 23 immediately he was gone, and found he had not done as he said - I made further enquiry, and got a search warrant, which led to this prosecution.

Cross-examined. Q. The waiter did not tell you of the boots - A. Not till after he was gone. I found the boots in the middle of the floor.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to see Colonel Hare , and was told he had left town.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

JAMES ANNESLEY.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-47
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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1036. JAMES ANNESLEY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Mary Ann , the wife of William Ward , on the 3d of July , in an open place, near the King's highway, at St. George, Hanover-square, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one shawl, value 5 s.; one pocket, value 6 d.; one key, value 1 d., and one knife, value 2 d. , the goods of the said William Ward .

MARY ANN WARD . I am the wife of William Ward , who is a wool-comber , and lives at Sloane-street. On the 3d of July, about half-past ten or a quarter to eleven o'clock at night, I was in Hyde-park , just by the milk-house; I was going to meet my husband. We had come

out of Leicestershire about a month before; he was living at his father's, and I at mine, in York-street, Westminster. I was to meet him in the park by appointment; he was going into the Infirmary. I was never in the park before of a night, but was there once in the day-time. He came to meet me, as my father and he had had words, and he did not like to come there; we were to meet a little before eleven o'clock. As I was walking along, a man dressed like a soldier, and the prisoner, came out from under some trees; the prisoner had a dark frock on; they both took hold of me, and said nothing, but dragged me under the trees; I cried out Murder! as loud as I could several times. They stopped me about four yards from the trees. Neither of them said anything; but when they got me under the trees, the soldier robbed me of the shawl off my neck, and cut my pocket from my side; there was nothing but a small pen-knife and a key in it. The soldier then said to the prisoner,

"We are two comrades;" and the prisoner said to him,

"You be off," and the soldier immediately ran away across the park, and the prisoner went about twenty yards from me and changed his dress; he put on a white smock-frock. I continued making an alarm, and two gentlemen came up and took him, while he was putting his arm into the frock. I was laying on the ground and could not get up, they hurt me so; they dragged me on the ground; they had pulled me down. The prisoner used me worse than the soldier, by dragging me about, which hurt my side very much; and when the gentlemen held me up I fell down again, from the hurt I received and the fright together; they said nothing to me; I had never seen either of them before. My bonnet came off with their dragging me. The prisoner's other dress laid on the ground; he tried to take it up, when the gentlemen came up and secured him. I am sure he is the man. He took nothing from me, but the soldier did; here is the gown I had on at the time (producing it); it is torn, and all green with the grass.

JOHN HOWLETT . I live at No. 2, Adam-street. I was coming through the Park, just by the new monument, about half-past ten or eleven o'clock, and heard a woman scream Murder! several times; the voice came from under some trees near the milk-house. I was alarmed, and did not like to go alone; but a gentleman came up soon after, and ran with me; I got up to the woman first, and did not see any more of the gentleman. Just as I was making up to her, she was coming out of the grove of trees, with her hair all down, and her bonnet in her hand, and said she had been robbed by a soldier and another man. I looked round and saw a man in white, about ten yards from her; I thought it was a woman, and said,

"What woman is that with you;" she said it was a man. I went up to him (it was the prisoner), and asked why he did not help the woman while she was crying out murder; he said it was nothing to him, but her calling out murder had caused him to lose his money. Directly she came up she said he was one of the men who had robbed her; he had not got his frock completely on, and had a loose bundle laying before him; he took it up loose as it was, and ran towards Piccadilly gate. I and the prosecutrix ran after him, and Dawson met him and secured him. The woman was not able to run, so I took her by the hand.

FREDERICK DAWSON . I was in the park; I heard the woman cry out Murder! and saw the prisoner running, and these two running after him. I ran across and secured him. I brought him into Piccadilly. Howlett and the prosecutrix came up, and she said that was the man who helped to rob her.

JOHN WORMWOOD. I am constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house. The soldier cannot be found. The prisoner's bundle was brought to the watch-house; it is a black smockfrock and two soldier's jackets. I do not know that he is a soldier.

Prisoner's Defence. On Wednesday evening I was enquiring for a lodging about a quarter past nine o'clock. I bought this new frock and jacket, having had money given me to go into the country. I had a 1 l. note from the Royal Hotel. I inquired for lodgings about Westminster, and the last place I enquired at was about forty yards from the Park; and as I could get none, and thinking that if I travelled on the road with the bundle I might be stopped for stealing it, I determined to sleep in the Park, and took off my frock, and in came a young woman (the prosecutrix) arm-in-arm with a soldier. They looked at me, and I did not wonder at it, as it might look suspicious to see me changing my clothes. Directly after I saw her sitting down with a stout man; she directly called out Master, master! and I thought to myself, if I go to assist her, I shall get abused and insulted, and perhaps robbed of my clothes. Well, he kept scrambling with her for five minutes, then got up, and came by me swearing, and she calling after him; he had a brown coat and light breeches on, and appeared a smith, or something of the kind. Directly after that, a soldier came up and asked what was the matter, and she told him her case; he spoke kindly to her, and asked her all about it. He laid down by her for two or three minutes; they then got up and came near me, and looked at me; then the soldier said,

"Ah! Yorkshire, what country." I said I did not know what country I came from. The prosecutrix had hold of his hand, and she had something in her hand - he was taking it from her. She said,

"It is mine" - and he said it was his. She said,

"Why don't you take my part;" I said,

"What do I know about it - how am I to know which is right." Well, he went behind her, took her under the arms, and dragged her round, but did not hurt her; he then took her bonnet, and set off; she said to me,

"You are no man, or you would take a woman's part;" I said I should get into trouble if I did - I was sorry to see her ill-treated, but he was a man of more strength than me. Well, she grumbled at me and went on. I took up my things and went a few yards into the trees; she followed up to me. This young man came up, and she told him I would not take her part; then another man came up, and two or three more; they began to search me, and I said I should lose my money. Then they said,

"Where is the woman's handkerchief or shawl?" They began to hawl my things over, and took hold of me. I said,

"Let us go to the light." A sergeant came, and the girl said,

"Here is a deserter - here is his jacket and waistcoat." Well, they determined to take me before a watchman, and met one, who said he would have nothing to do in it. They took me to the same public-house where I had enquired for a lodging, and the landlord and landlady both said I had been there about a lodging. I told them

to search me there - they would not. At last they met another watchman, who took me in charge. The young man threatened me, and said,

"You bl - y rogue, I will pay you;" I said I had injured nobody, and the innocent had nothing to fear. Well, they took me to a watch-house; several people bolted in after me - they laid very heavy charges against me, and called me a Methodist, and things of that sort. The beadle searched me at the watch-house, and found nothing on me but my money, which they counted before me, and said if I spoke a word they would strike and beat me. They locked me down stairs without a drop of water, and when the girl came to have her trial, she had another gown on.

JURY to MARY ANN WARD . Q. How came you to lay on the ground without being able to stand, and the witness says you came towards him - A. I fell down when he lifted me up.

JOHN HOWLETT re-examined. She was walking towards me very slowly, and I caught hold of her hand. I did not see her on the ground at all; she fell down once, and I took her up immediately to follow the man, and we went on together - I holding her arm; she appeared weak and faint.

JAMES COLEHAM , of Charter-house-street, Charter-house-square, gave the prisoner a good character; he had not known him for the last two years, but at that time he was of a weak intellect.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 28.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

GEORGE WARDEN.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-48
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1037. GEORGE WARDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , one watch, value 3 l., one ribbon, value 1 d., and one key, value 6 d., the goods of Charles Nunn , from his person .

CHARLES NUNN . On the 21st of June, about ten o'clock at night, I was going along Goswell-street , and the prisoner ran up to me and snatched my watch out of my fob, and ran down a narrow passage just by. I instantly pursued him, crying Stop thief! He was stopped - I came up and collared him; I am sure he is the man. I lost sight of him a short time; there was a strong gas-light by the spot where he robbed me - I knew him again instantly; I saw his face. I have not found the watch.

GEORGE DAVIS . I am a harness-maker. I was about two yards behind the prosecutor, and saw the prisoner run down the passage - the watch was in his hand; I did not see him again till he was in the watch-house. I am positive of him by his dress - he had a fustian jacket and white apron tucked round him. When he ran down the passage, two young fellows ran up to him. There was a good gaslight.

WILLIAM LEAKEY . I am a watchman. I heard the cry, and saw the prisoner running as from Goswell-street; two men stopped him - I ran up. He said,

"It is not me, watchman, I am only running like the rest" - there were some people running before him. The prosecutor came up in a moment, and declared that he was the lad.

Prisoner's Defence. The gentleman called Stop thief! I saw somebody running, and ran down the passage.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

BENJAMIN HEWITT.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-49
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > public whipping

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1038. BENJAMIN HEWITT was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , one watch, value 15 s., 14 shillings, and four sixpences, the property of Robert Lowick , from his person .

JOHN LIZMORE . On the 26th of May, about nine o'clock in the morning, I was at the King's Head, public-house, Orchard-street, Westminster , and saw Lowick come in with the prisoner; he was in liquor. He called for a pint of beer, and drank to the prisoner, and asked him to lend him a shilling, saying that he had no money; he lent him one. Then the prisoner said,

"Let us have six-penny worth of rum and water." Lowick was going to sleep - the prisoner held the rum and water to his mouth, and put some into his mouth, and the rest ran down his bosom, but he fell asleep directly. I then saw the prisoner put his right hand into Lowick's right-hand pocket, and turn all his money out, and put it on the table; he was going to count it, but seeing me look at him, he put it all into his own right-hand pocket, and kept asking Lowick to drink more; but he was so stupified, he could not answer him. I then saw him take his watch; he was going to put it in his own pocket, but I said,

"Stop, that is not yours - you have robbed the man of his money before." I called the landlord, and wanted him to give the landlord the money and watch to keep for the prosecutor; he said I was a liar, and struck at me two or three times; he gave the watch to the landlord, but denied having the money. I sent for an officer. Betts came, and asked him what money he had in his pocket when he came from home; he said 7 s. or 7 s. 6 d., not more; and if he had more, it was not his. Betts found in his right-hand breeches pocket 14 s., four sixpences, and one penny. He said nothing; he was rather tipsy, but knew what he was about.

ROBERT LOWICK . I did not know the prisoner before; I saw a man at the public-house door - I cannot say it was him. I said,

"Old gentleman, will you take a draught of porter." I was drunk, and did not know what happened; I had been in liquor the night before - I believe I was more drowsy for want of sleep than drunk - I knew nothing about what happened to me. When I was told of it, I found I had lost 16 s. or 18 s. and my watch.

Prisoner. Q. You said, if I would take care of your money and watch, you would be glad - A. I recollect nothing of the kind.

HENRY BETTS . I took the prisoner to the watch-house. I asked what money he had; he said, 7 s. or 7 s. 6 d. I found 14 s. and four sixpences on him; he said, if he had more than 7 s. 6 d., he did not know how it came there. He had been drinking, but was quite sensible; he said nothing of its being given him to take care of; the landlord gave me the watch.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS DEBENHALL . I saw the prosecutor about twenty minutes before seven o'clock that morning; he had been drinking, but knew what he was doing.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

JOHN WILLIAMS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-50
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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1039. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , twenty yards of cotton, value 3 s., one pair of stockings, value 6 d., and one towel, value 6 d. , the goods of Charles Haskew .

CATHERINE HASKEW . I am the wife of Charles Haskew . We live in Queen's-row, Pimlico . On Wednesday morning, the 6th of June, I saw the prisoner coming out of the front kitchen about a quarter before eight o'clock; he said,

"Good morning, it is a warm morning," and passed me - he was a stranger. I was alarmed, and went into the parlour and sat down for about three minutes, and do not know where he went. I told my husband, and then went into the yard and met him again at the top of the kitchen stairs, with these things in his hand - they had been left in the front kitchen - he was going out at the private door which leads into a court. I said,

"You are a thief," and tried to catch hold of him; he pushed by me, and rushed into the court; I pursued him, calling Stop thief! and he was taken with the bundle in his hand. I am sure of his person - I never lost sight of him.

CHARLES HASKEW . The prisoner was brought back to the house - I sent for a constable.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Distress was the sole cause of my committing the deed.

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

DENNIS M'CARTHY, CHARLES GRANT.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-51
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > whipping

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1040. DENNIS M'CARTHY and CHARLES GRANT were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , one handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of Martin Byrne , from his person .

MARTIN BYRNE . I am in the service of the East India Company. On the 10th of June I was in Great Newport-street . I heard a call after me, and on turning round found my handkerchief gone. Keys held one up, which I knew to be mine; I had not seen or felt anything; he stopped M'Carthy.

FREDERICK KEYS . I am a brick-maker. I was a constable about five weeks ago - my time is now out. On the 10th of June I was in Newport-street, and saw the prisoners together at the bottom of that street. I had an umbrella over my head; they passed me and walked on; I crossed over - they walked side by side; I saw Grant with two or three accomplices at Mr. Byrne's pocket; he took a handkerchief from the pocket, and gave it to M'Carthy; I went up and laid hold of M'Carthy - he threw the handkerchief down, and while I was stooping to take it up, he hit me - I called Mr. Byrne, who claimed it. - Bradbury, who was with me, took Grant. I am sure of them.

Cross-examined by Mr. LAW. Q. They do not employ you as a constable now - A. No; I did not try for it, as I expect a better situation shortly. They could not see me, because I had an umbrella up. I never bought any silk handkerchiefs.

THOMAS BRADBURY . I was with Keys; we saw the prisoners behind the prosecutor. I had seen Grant before with two or three companions at the pocket at the corner of the street - he took the handkerchief out of Mr. Byrne's pocket, and gave it to the other; I pursued and took him in Monmouth-street.

Cross-examined. Q. Where were you on first seeing them - A. On the left hand, under Keys's umbrella - we were within twelve yards of them.

M'CARTHY'S Defence. I was going along - the man put his hand on my shoulder, picked up the handkerchief, and said he saw me throw it down.

M'CARTHY - GUILTY . Aged 18.

GRANT - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined One Year and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

JOHN CROSBY.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-52
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1041. JOHN CROSBY was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of June , one pocket-book, value 1 s., the goods of James Callen , from his person .

JAMES CALLEN . I superintend a saw-mill at North Mimms. On the 22d of June, between twelve and one o'clock, I was in Lombard-street , coming towards the Mansion-house - I stopped while a cart passed me, and when I moved I felt something at my pocket, and missed my pocket-book; upon turning round I saw the prisoner put it under his left arm; he was making off - I pursued him; he walked off very fast, and then ran by Pidding's lottery-office, and dropped it. I picked it up, and pursued him into Princes-street, where he was stopped without my losing sight of him. The pocket-book contained accounts and memorandums.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS BAINES . I am a shoe-maker, and live in Hart-street, Mile-end. I was coming down Princes-street, and heard the cry of Stop thief! the prisoner was running - I stopped him; he asked me to let him go.

HENRY MAGNUS . I was on the steps of the Mansion-house; I saw Callen follow him close, calling Stop thief! I took him in charge - I found nothing on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I am in the habit of holding gentlemen's horses; I ran after a gentleman to hold his horse, and was stopped in Princes-street.

GUILTY Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JOHN NEWMAN.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-53
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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1042. JOHN NEWMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , one coat, value 2 l. , the goods of William Chaffers .

JAMES YOUNG . I am servant to Mr. William Chaffers , a pawnbroker of Watling-street . On the night of the 5th of June, the coat hung inside the door for sale; I was in the shop, and heard the window on which it hung jar, and immediately heard a person opposite call Stop thief! - I ran to the door and saw two persons bringing the prisoner back with the coat; it was safe five minutes before.

JOHN CHESTEMAN . I live in Orchard-street, St. Luke's. I was looking in at Mr. Chaffers's window, and heard some one opposite cry Stop thief! I saw the prisoner about two yards from me, running with something under his arm; I pursued him - I never lost sight of him; he threw down the coat before he was stopped.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman laid hold of me, I turned round, and he said,

"Go on, you are not the lad;" another came up and took me into the shop, and in about five minutes the coat was brought in.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

HENRY LAMBERT.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-54
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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1043. HENRY LAMBERT was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , one handkerchief, value, 5 s., the goods of Lawrence Waldron , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

JOHN CHAMBERS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-55
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1044. JOHN CHAMBERS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , one watch, value 8 l.; two seals, value 30 s; one key, value 5 s.; one ring, value 5 s., and one ribbon, value 1 d., the goods of William Elliott , from his person .

WILLIAM ELLIOTT . I am a clerk to Messrs. Nicholls and Company, merchants, King's-Arm's-yard, Coleman-street. On the 28th of June, about twenty minutes past nine o'clock in the evening, I was going out, and had got into Coleman-street ; I had my watch in my fob - I was close to Coleman-street-buildings; a man ran swiftly past me, and snatched my watch - I turned round instantly, he attempted to get up Coleman-street-buildings - I followed, crying Stop thief! he was stopped by an officer about fifty or sixty yards off, without my losing sight of him; a boy delivered me the watch.

CHARLES JOHNSTON . I am an officer. I was in Coleman-street, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I saw the prosecutor struggling with the prisoner; at the corner of the buildings, he got from him; he got down Coleman-street, and as he crossed the road he knocked a man down who tried to stop him - and by London-wall, my partner tried to stop him, and he knocked him down; he got up, and we both collared him.

WILLIAM MARKWELL . I am an officer. I was coming down Coleman-street, I heard the cry and saw the prisoner running towards me without his hat; he ran against me, I slipped down, but secured him directly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

ISAAC DENHAM.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-56
VerdictNot Guilty

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1045. ISAAC DENHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , four eye-glasses, set in gold, value 5 l. 2 s. 6 d.; one magazine set of drawing instruments, value 5 l. 5 s., and three other sets of drawing instruments, value 3 l. 7 s. , the goods of Joseph Cox .

JOSEPH COX . I am an optician , and live in Barbican. On the 22d of May, he hired a furnished apartment on my second floor; he represented himself as a limner; he paid me for one week. On the 14th of June, after locking up his apartment, he came to me, and said, that he and his wife were going to drink tea with his father-in-law, who was a respectable artist, who wanted a complete case of drawing instruments, and an eye glass set in gold, and asked if I would allow him to shew him a few, and he would return in an hour with them, or the money. I delivered him the articles stated in the indictment - he took them away, and neither he or his wife ever returned; he said nothing about wanting them for himself.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not give them to me to endeavour to sell them - A. Yes. I agreed to allow him five per cent. commission on some goods which he was to try to sell at Rutland - but these were delivered him for the express purpose of being taken to his father.

WILLIAM HEWITT . I am apprentice to Mr. Field, pawnbroker, Blackfriars-road. I have two cases of instruments and an eye-glass, pawned on the 14th of June, about five o'clock in the afternoon, by the prisoner, for 24 s.

GEORGE KIRKHAM . I am apprentice to Mr. Kirkham, of Union-street, Borough. On the 14th of June, in the evening, the prisoner pawned a case of instruments for 5 s.

SAMUEL NOTLEY . I am a pawnbroker, and live in High-street, Borough. I have a case of instruments pawned on the 14th of June, by the prisoner, for 2 l. 8 s.

GEORGE MALLARS . I am a constable. I apprehended him on the the 24th of June, in the New-cut, Lambeth. Mr. Cox's son gave him in my charge.

Prisoner's Defence. Mr. Cox gave me the goods to sell for him, and was to allow me five per cent, commission. My father-in-law being in the country, I was induced to pawn them - intending on his return to restore them. Mr. Cox promised not to prosecute me, if I sent him the duplicates, and sufficient to redeem them - together with eight guineas which I owe him.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

WILLIAM HODSOLL.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-57
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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1046. WILLIAM HODSOLL was indicted for a fraud .

JOSEPH WALKER . I am a labourer in the East India Company's service, at the tea warehouse in Cutler-street. On Saturday, the 18th of May, the prisoner came to the warehouse, and presented me a permit for four chests of tea, one of which was No. 8720 - he said he came from Mr. Goodey for a chest of tea, that he was his porter, and this one chest was wanted immediately to go into the country by a waggon, and that the carman was gone to the Docks, and would call for the other three on his return; I believed this account and delivered it to him; he took it away on his head. This was about half-past two o'clock. Goodey's carman called a quarter of an hour after, and wanted four chests; I told him one was delivered to their porter. I had told the prisoner to take the permit with him, to prevent its being seized - he said his order was to leave it with me. On Monday I saw him in custody. I am certain of his person.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You did not know Mr. Goodey - A. No. I should not have delivered it unless he had produced the permit. I knew Goodey by name. The permit is obtained at the Permit-office. There is never any other document brought to me.

JAMES HONOUR . I am a labourer in the East India Company's service. The prisoner brought the permit to Walker. I helped the chest of tea on his knot; he went away with it.

GEORGE PERKINS . I am porter to Mr. George Goodey , who lives in the Borough. I know the prisoner; he was never employed by Mr. Goodey. I saw him on the 18th of May, about a quarter before three o'clock, in Fenchurch-street, with one chest, as I was going to fetch four chests; I knew him before that; I said nothing to him, but went to the warehouse for a request note to go to the Excise-office for a permit for four chests of tea, and could not find the request note in the box - I was going out of the yard, and Walker called to me; I found he had the permit, and, in consequence of what he told me, I informed my master.

MR. JOHN GOODEY . I am the nephew of George Goodey .

I have known the prisoner about six months; he was never in our employ. I assist in the business. My uncle bought four chests of tea; I never gave the prisoner orders to get this tea, nor did I give him the permit. Any man might get a request note for permits - I had no intention of sending one of the chests into the country. I saw the prisoner about twelve o'clock on Saturday night, in a state of intoxication. He was taken about nine o'clock on Sunday morning; I told him what he was taken for; he said he knew nothing about it; that he did not know what I was talking of - he resisted. He afterwards said he had lodged it with John Searl , in the Borough-market. I have not found it; it is worth 23 l. Searl and Byfield were apprehended in consequence of what he said.

Cross-examined. Q. What is he - A. A porter in the Borough-market - I never saw him at work. I saw him at twelve o'clock at night drunk; I went to the watch-house, and on returning he was gone. He did not say he was employed by Searl and Byfield to get it.

MR. GEORGE GOODEY . I am a tea-dealer in the Borough. I had bought four chests of tea. I never gave the prisoner orders to apply for them - he was unknown to me. I did not intend to send any of them into the country. I sent the carman for it; he only brought three chests.

MR. PHILLIPS addressed the Jury on behalf of the prisoner, stating that his account was that a person sent him with the permit, and he was to lodge the tea at Searl's house.

JURY to WALKER. Q. Is it usual for porters to bring permits for four chests and only take one - A. Yes. We always ask if they belong to the persons named in the permit.

GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

HENRY GODFREY, JOHN JONES.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-58
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceImprisonment; Imprisonment

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1047. HENRY GODFREY and JOHN JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of June , one flageolet, value 5 s. , the goods of Thomas Garlick and William Garlick .

WILLIAM ROCKDALE . On Monday evening, about seven o'clock, I saw the prisoner Jones standing in Upper King-street, Bloomsbury ; it was Godfrey; I saw him go to Mr. Garlick's window, look in, and then walk away. He went to the window again, and used a knife; another boy was with him, who I do not know - I saw him trying to get the glass out of the window; they left, and then returned two or three times, and at last I saw the hands of one of them in the window. A young man who was standing in my shop saw him take something out of the window, and put it under his jacket and run away - we pursued, and took the flageolet from under his jacket; it was Godfrey. We took him into Mr. Garlick's.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you not swear just now that it was Jones - A. Yes; but they have changed jackets. I am sure it was Godfrey. I only swear to him by his jacket.

HENRY HOBBS . I was with Rockdale, and saw both the prisoners go to Garlick's window two or three times, and do something with a knife or something like one; they then went to the window again, and Godfrey took something out - I saw him taken, and am sure of them both.

FRANCIS GATES . I am a constable. I was coming by, there was a mob - I went in and found Godfrey in the shop, and took him in charge. Jones was taken two or three days after.

GEORGE AVIS . I am a constable. I received information from Price the patrol - and apprehended Jones afterwards.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know Godfrey - A. Yes; for three years. I always thought him an honest lad.

THOMAS GARLICK . I am in partnership with my brother William - the flageolet is ours.

GODFREY - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined One Week .

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

CHARLES MEREDITH.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-59
VerdictNot Guilty

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1048. CHARLES MEREDITH was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June , thirty yards of ribbon, value 5 s., and four fans, value 4 s. , the goods of James Morrison and William Cope .

MR. LAW conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM COPE . I am in partnership with James Morrison ; we are haberdashers , and live in Oxford-street. The prisoner was in our service as hosier ; the business was very frequently under his controul; it is carried on under the firm of Todd and Co. On Monday, the 17th of June, I made a communication to Plank the officer, at Marlborough-street - and on Thursday morning the prisoner delivered an anonymous note into my hand - (looks at it) this is it, and the envelope; he said he had it from the cook - I told him he had been robbing me.

(Letter read.)

To Mr. MEREDITH.

"Sir, You are suspected of having robbed Messrs. Todd - the writer overheard a conversation between Mr. Todd and one of the Officers of Marlborough-street. One of the housemaids is also implicated."

This letter was enclosed in an envelope, and directed

"For the Cook."

Mr. COPE. The cook is in the shop in the day-time, and sleeps in Castle-street; he said it came from Castle-street, from the area. I told him I was informed he was robbing me - and had appointed two men to come that day and the next with marked money, and I was sorry he had found it out so soon; but as he had I must send for an officer. I sent for Plank, and kept the prisoner in my presence. Plank searched his drawer and trunks - which we opened with his own key; and immediately that it opened, the prisoner took up two parcels and gave them to me - I was going to open them. One contained a piece of ribbon directed to Humphries; he said he had taken that himself down to his sister, that it would not do, and he brought it back; there was a paper inside it with a bill of parcels of his own making. When goods are sent from our house, the bill is made out by one person and examined by a second, and signed with his initials, and the date put to it. The other parcel contained six fans; he said he meant to take them to his sister, for he thought they would suit her trade. I asked if they were entered anywhere, and if any person besides himself

knew it? he said No - they were wrapt in separate papers; there was a paper with writing on it in the ribbon parcel, which appeared to be his own writing.

Cross-examined by Mr. ALLEY. Q. Todd and Co. carry on very extensive business in the City - A. Yes. Mr. Todd has no concern with the house in Oxford-street. I have heard since this, that the prisoner's sister keeps a small shop at Walton on Thames - and he told me three or four weeks before, that a parcel was for his sister at Walton. I did not find fault with him for selling her goods. I often send goods on approbation in town, but not in the country.

Q. Do you know Mr. Middleton of Tunbridge-wells - A. I understand he is a customer of mine - I received an order from him last week; it was addressed to Meredith. I ordered the goods to be sent.

Q. The prisoner could have taken the things out of his box before he brought you the letter - A. Certainly. I have a boy named Wiggins, who has a relation at Walton; the prisoner asked leave for him to go to Walton one Sunday. The prisoner said the ribbon was sent to his sister for a club, but not being the colour, he brought it back himself, and had forgotten to put it back.

MR. LAW. Q. What was the parcel which you knew went to his sister - A. Four parasols. All goods which go out should be entered by the clerk.

SAMUEL PLANK . I am an officer. Mr. Cope made a communication to me, and on the 20th of June I was sent for - and as I opened the prisoner's box he put his hand in and took out two parcels, and delivered them to Mr. Cope. I opened them - one contained ribbon, and the other four fans; the ribbon was directed to

"Mr. Humphries's cottage, Walton;" a bill of parcels was in it, and a note; he said he took the ribbon to the person to whom it was directed - they did not approve of it, and he brought it back - it was wafered; he said he took the fans, intending to shew them to some person on the following Sunday.

(Note read.)

"I could not get one with an edge - but can get one text week, if you have any one to call for it."

WILLIAM WIGGINS . My parents live at Walton; I dined there on Whit-Sunday. On the 26th of May, I brought one parcel from the prisoner's sister; it contained Norwich crape - her name is Humphries. I had strict orders to keep it from Mr. Cope, or any of the young men; but to return it to him as a secret. I gave it to him on Sunday evening, and told him next day in the shop, that it was spotted, and therefore returned. I have brought nothing else from his sister's.

Prisoner's Defence. The ribbon was returned; I did not say I brought it back myself. I meant to take the fans down on Sunday. Mr. Cope was well aware of my sending goods to my sister.

ROBERT PARKINS . I am butler to Mr. Middleton of Tunbridge-wells; they have dealt with the prosecutor two or three times through the prisoner.

JANE RAMSAY . I am cook to the prosecutor. The lad found this letter in the area - it was brought to me. and being directed

"for the Cook," I opened the envelope.

MR. LAW. Q. You go to the play with him sometimes - A. No.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

HANNAH NICHOLLS, HARRIET FISHER.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-60
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty
SentencesImprisonment

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1049. HANNAH NICHOLLS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , one watch, value 4 l.; two seals, value 1 l., and one watch key, value 1 d., the goods of Edward Wright , from his person ; and HARRIET FISHER was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen .

EDWARD WRIGHT . I am in the East India Company's service , and live at Tyson's-place, Shacklewell. On the 1st of June, about two o'clock in the morning, I was going home, and passed the prisoner Nicholls in Norton-falgate, about a quarter-past one o'clock - I had my recollection about me - I was not at all intoxicated; Nicholls overtook me in Shoreditch, and asked me to go home with her; I refused, and gave her a shilling to go away, but she would not; she followed me all the way down Kingsland-road; she took my arm. When we got to Kingsland-crescent , I thought I felt her hand going inside my coat pocket, and charged her with it, but she denied it. I did not push her away when she spoke to me - for I was afraid, for I saw two men in Shoreditch, who I thought belonged to her; she still kept hold of my arm; the first watchman I came to I asked to see me to the next box - I did not tell him I suspected the prisoner, as I understood he was a private watchman, and could not go; she kept laying hold of my arm. I sat down on the step of a public-house to rest; she sat down on the step also. I did not see the other two men after leaving Shoreditch; I fell into a dose; I only had two or three glasses of beer and a pint of porter; when I awoke, I found it was just three o'clock; she was gone then. My watch was in my fob when I sat down at the door. I saw her again about one o'clock at the Office. I had given information. I am sure of her person. I found my watch at the pawnbroker's.

Prisoner NICHOLLS. Q. You went home with me, and gave me the watch - A. I did not.

JAMES KENNEDY . I am a constable. On the 1st of June, about ten o'clock, I apprehended Fisher, and found a small seal and key on her, which Wright claimed.

BANARD GLEED . I am an officer. On the 1st of June, Wright gave me information about ten o'clock in the morning. I went round to the different pawnbrokers', and found a gold seal with E. W. on it. About half an hour after Irons sent for me - I found Nicholls there - I told her of the charge; she had the duplicate of the seal in her hand, pawned in the name of Ann Moore ; she said she found it by Whitechapel-church. I said that was impossible, for the gentleman had only lost it that morning; she made no answer. I took her to Moor's-alley, where Fisher was in Kennedy's custody - and asked Nicholls for the duplicate of the watch; she took me into another room next door to Fisher's - and on the mantle-piece I found the duplicate of a watch, pawned in the name of Norris; she said she sent Fisher to pawn it.

RICHARD BASSOU . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Bishopsgate-street. Nicholls pawned a seal with me on the 1st of June, about nine o'clock in the morning, for 2 s. 6 d. I knew her before; she came again, and was taken in my shop; she gave the name of Ann Moore .

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM STAPLES . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Bishopsgate-street. I have a watch pawned on the 1st of

June, a little past twelve o'clock, by Fisher, in the name of Norris, Widegate-alley.

NICHOLLS'S Defence. He gave it to me instead of money.

NICHOLLS - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months .

FISHER - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

SUSANNAH MILLS.
3rd July 1822
Reference Numbert18220703-61
VerdictNot Guilty

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