Old Bailey Proceedings.
8th July 1830
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Before the Right Honourable JOHN CROWDER , LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir William Garrow , Knt., one of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir James Parke , Knt., one of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir Charles Flower , Bart.; Samuel Birch , Esq.; John Thomas Thorp , Esq.; and William Venables , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq., Recorder of the said City; Sir Peter Laurie , Knt.; Alderman of the said City; Thomas Denman , Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; William St. Julien Arabin , Sergeant at Law; 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 the Country of Middlesex.



John Mowatt ,

Thomas Reeve ,

Edward Joyce ,

Benjamin Wand ,

Geo. J. Jackson ,

Peter Williamson ,

Job Elliott ,

Thomas Willis ,

James Russell ,

James Beard ,

Thomas Heard ,

Charles Mullins .


Edward Joyce ,

John W. Hubbard ,

John Howell ,

George Clark ,

Robert Burgh ,

Valentine Smith ,

Joseph Masters ,

Leonard S. Cox ,

Hugh Lock ,

William Coleman ,

William Devey ,

James Phillips .


James Coles ,

John Cunningham ,

George Neal ,

Benjamin Wall ,

John Duncan ,

Matthew Wise ,

John Quelly ,

William Wise ,

Thomas Clay ,

John Bishop ,

L. W. Williams ,

Charles Austin .



Peter Chambers ,

Joseph Crabtree

George Coppin ,

James Christmas ,

Gerard Debeney ,

James Cousins ,

Peter Charteries ,

James Almeroth ,

John Appleton ,

James Brown ,

Jermh. Bromley ,

Charles Berry .


Thomas Brown ,

James Bromley ,

Thomas Bedwell ,

Josp C. Beasley ,

Henry Baylis ,

John Berry ,

Joseph Bulwinkle ,

John Brown ,

Fred. Bowstead ,

William Brooks ,

Samuel Cheshire ,

Wm. Culverhouse .


Edwin Barnard ,

William Daplin ,

Charles Axtell ,

William Archer ,

George Atkinson ,

Robert Belwood ,

Nichs. Bullwinkle

Christop. Chatwin

W. H. Alderman ,

Thomas Ashmore ,

Paul Creswell ,

William Austin .


George Byron ,

Edmund Baker ,

Robert Armstrong ,

William Dunn ,

William Dennish ,

William Dodd ,

Charles Happs ,

Samuel Daniel ,

James Derby ,

John Datcher ,

John Darrant ,

Nathaniel Baker .


Edward Ashton ,

Charles Ballinger ,

James Burrows ,

William Cragg ,

James Cummings ,

Edward Bull ,

Frederick Bell ,

Edward Coleman ,

James Barr ,

Robert Barber ,

Benjamin Branch ,

Robert Beacham .



8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-1
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation; Guilty > with recommendation
SentenceDeath; Death

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London Jury. - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1258. JOHN NASH and JOHN HURLEY were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering a certain dwelling-house of the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, as Governors of the House of the Poor, commonly called St. Bartholomew's-hospital, near West Smithfield, London , of the foundation of King Henry the 8th, on the 28th of May , and stealing therein 1 bag, value 6d.; two 10l. Bank notes, 3 sovereigns, 2 half-sovereigns, 2 crown-pieces, 10 half-crowns, 25 shillings, and 8 sixpences, the property of the said Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London , as such Governors as aforesaid; and a certain piece of silver foreign coin, value 5d., the property of Walker William Wilby , in the said dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, like the first, only stating the property to belong to Walker William Wilby.

3rd COUNT, like the first, only stating the property to belong to William Wix .

MESSRS. ADOLPHUS and HELPS conducted the prosecution.

JOHN SHEERING . In February last I was in the House of Correction, Cold Bath-fields - about the 17th or 18th of that month, I was in the same yard with the two prisoners; I had known Nash for some time - he said he knew of a good job, and asked if I had a mind to be in it; I asked what it was - he said the poor's boxes at St. Bartholomew's-hospital were closed all the year round, and if I had a mind, when my time was out, we would go and crack them, and take the money out that was in them; we had some further conversation in the course of the day, and he asked what time I went out - I said about the 12th of May: he said that would not do, it was too late, for the treasurer or steward went round about that time, and took the money out; but he said that was no matter, as there was another place we could do, and that was old Wilby's offices - he said he knew there was always plenty of blunt in those offices; they are in the hospital: he said we must get in early in the evening, before the gates were shut, and slow ourselves away in a cellar, where they were in the habit of putting old beds or bedsteads; I said I could say nothing at all about it, as such jobs were quite out of my line, and I would rather not have any thing to do with it; I got out on Wednesday, the 12th of May, and on the Saturday following I saw Nash in Smithfield - he asked if I had thought any more about the hospital; I said No: he said he should like to give them another turn - he renewed the conversation, and I said I did not like to give a chance away of being found in the hospital at night; he said there was a chance we could do in the day time, the steward's office; he said he knew Mr. Wix was in the habit of receiving 70l. or 80l. every Friday morning, to pay the sisters and nurses, and the different tradespeople, and putting it into his desk or drawer, and then leaving his office to go round to ring a bell at each of the three wings in the hospital - he said he himself had received money frequently of the steward, and he knew where the desk was and while he went round we should have plenty of time to go and do the robbery - he said, "Do the robbery;" I said if I was in it I would not go in and do it myself - he said he did not require that, as he had a person who would do it; I told him I would be in it on that understanding - he said he had got a person who would do it, and he and I were to look out the while - I saw him again on the Sunday morning, but nothing particular transpirted. We met there again on Monday morning; Hurley and another man were with him - I had known Hurley about three months previous to my going to prison; they were in deep conversation that Monday morning - Hurley said he had not time to stop then, but he would meet us at ten o'clock the next morning at the same place, or if he failed to meet us we were to go to the White Lion, in Rosemary-lane, and he would wait there for us in the afternoon, but did not say at what particular hour - Nash and I met there, but Hurley did not come; we went to the White Lion in the afternoon - Hurley and the other man were there; we had some conversation by the pump in Leman-street about this same robbery- I saw Herdsfield on the Thursday morning following, and gave him information that the robbery was intended to take place, but the time was not then settled; all I did afterwards was by direction of him or the gentleman; he told me to go and tell the gentlemen of the hospital - I went and saw Mr. Wilby and Mr. Wix; they told me to call in again in the course of the day - I called, and saw the treasurer and some other gentlemen: the officer was then present and some other gentlemen - I told them the robbery was intended to take place; I acted by their direction - I after that continued to meet the prisoners; I saw Nash. Horley, and the other man on the following Tuesday - we had another long talk by the pump in Leman-street, and it was

then agreed that the steward's office should be robbed on the following Friday, in the day time, and when the noise occasioned by that was quiet we were to rob the Renter's office in the night, and then make our escape through a window; it was arranged that on Friday morning Hurley and the other man were to commit the robbery, and Nash and I were to look out - I saw Nash again on Thursday evening, in Smithfield; he said he had seen Hurley, and that Hurley's partner had got taken, and was sent to the House of Correction for three months, for something he had been doing, and we must do the robbery our three selves -Hurley told me he wished Nash would call him in the morning; Nash said he had bad shoes, and wished me to call him - I told him I would go down; I went the next morning, and called Hurley at half-past six o'clock - that was on the Friday morning; Hurley came down, and asked what time it was - I told him, and he said it was too soon, and I had better stop and have some breakfast; I said No, we would get to Smithfield and see Nash - Hurley went up stairs again, and when he came down we went to Smithfield, but Nash was not there; we staid there some time, and then Hurley proposed we should go back to Rosemary-lane - Hurley went to a Jew's, and borrowed a crow-bar: I was present; we then started a second time for Smithfield - I missed Hurley in Rosemary-lane: I went on to Smithfield by myself, and Nash was there, sitting on the rails of the sheep pens - he asked me where Hurley was; I said I had missed him: in a short time Hurley came through the hospital, with a cigar in his mouth - it was then half-past nine o'clock; we all three went to the Queen's Head and French Horn in Duke-street, Smithfield - an altercation there took place between me and Nash as to the stations we were to take, to look out - Nash wanted to look towards the square of the hospital, and I towards Smithfield; Hurley jumped up, and said,"D - n it, I will do it myself;" we went on to Smithfield, and missed Hurley all on a sudden - Nash and I walked on to the middle gate of the hospital; the clock was striking ten, and I saw Mr. Wix go from his office towards the square, as if he had just left his office - I waited some short time, and not seeing Hurley I went towards the steward's office to see if I could see anything of him; I met him coming running down the steps from the steward's office, with his left hand on his hip - he said, "Come along, I have done it;" he ran out of the hospital - Nash and I followed him across Smithfield into Long-lane, and through a court into Cloth-fair; Hurley there put his hand into his pocket, and pulled out a note, with some sovereigns and silver rolled up in it - we then walked into Aldersgate-street, on our way towards Old-street, to a public-house we had agreed to go to, to share what we had got from the hospital; I told Hurley he had better give me a shilling, and I would get a pint of ale, and see if any person was following us - he took out the same note with the money in it, and gave me a shilling from it; I said that that I might go back and tell the officer - I went into a public-house, and saw the two prisoners running on; I then went and told Herdsfield, his brother, and another officer - they desired me to go on to Old-street; when I got there the publican told me there had been some one there for me, and left a message for me to go down to their place - I went with the three officers to Hurley's house; they told me to go in, and they would follow me in a minute or so - I went to Hurley's, in a court in Rosemary-lane; I went into a room, and found Hurley, Nash, and a woman Hurley lived with - Nash had a pale red money bag in his hand, holding it over a candle, and he gave it to the woman to take down stairs to destroy it; she went down, and Nash said they had sold a 5l. note for 4l., and two pieces of coin for a shilling; Hurley was just beginning to share out the money, when the officers came up and took us. I was examined on this charge before the Alderman - he demanded sureties for my appearance, but I thought I would rather be in prison.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q.What! rather be in prison? A. I thought I had better be there - the conversation was in February; we were all in the yard of the prison - there might be ninety persons or more there; I do not know that any other prisoner heard us - I think they did not; Nash and I were walking up and down the yard by our two selves - though there were so many prisoners there were plenty of opportunities of speaking; Hurley was somewhere about the yard- I never knew he was to do any thing in the robbery till I saw him in Smithfield; I had been committed to the House of Correction under the Vagrant Act; I was never committed under the Vagrant Act before - this robbery was not in my line; I am in a general line - I am a gardener by profession, but I have left that four or five years; I have never been a carter, or a farmer's servant, or a butcher - I wear a frock because it suits me; I have been in the habit of supplying the faculty with subjects, in other words a resurrectionist - I have been employed these five years in that way; I live with my mother - she does not support me; we had credit at a chandler's shop - I have been in trouble four or five times within the last ten years; I got into trouble first when I was seventeen - I shall be twenty-seven next month; I do not know whether I have been twice five times in trouble - I say five at a risk; I have been to sea - I did not see any large hand-bills about me; there never were such - I went to sea in 1825 or 1826, and returned the following year; I went as poulterer on board an Indiaman - I did not go a second voyage, because I did not like it; I then returned to the other trade - I did not like this job, but I did join for the purpose of giving the hospital information; I thought of seeing the officer first -I first determined to tell the hospital people when Nash was importuning me in Smithfield, but before that I had said I would join in it if I did not go in; I told Herdsfield of it -I had known him before, but I never had any thing to do with him; I believe he is a friend of mine, the same as he is of every other man - he knew what I was; he told me to make the hospital people acquainted with it - he did not know it was to be on Friday; I saw the hospital people twice - they told me to look in again, and the second time Herdsfield was with them; I saw him two or three times afterwards - I told him I had informed the people of the hospital of it; he did know from my information that the robbery was to take place on Friday -Nash sat on the rails at the time, and I went on towards the steward's office, and met Hurley coming down the steps; I knew where Nash was waiting - we had missed Hurley all on the sudden, and the first I saw of him after

wards was when he was coming down the steps; I cannot tell whether any one but myself saw him - upon my oath I did not go in myself and take the money; that is as true as all I have said to-day - Crawley is the landlord of the Queen's Head; he is not here, nor the Jew who lent the crow-bar, that I know of; I have not seen him since - I know the house he went into; I do not know the name of the street - I have been at Winchester; I was in trouble there in 1824 or 1825 - that was for "exhumation;" I was in six months for that, and four months for the fine - my occupation has been providing subjects for the faculty, and one year I went to sea; I have been the last three months in prison.

Nash. What he has said is all false.

Re-examined. Q. Are not people usually safer in prison than out of it? A. Yes, if they give information, and I have been threatened; when the first communication was made to me there were ninety persons in the yard - there was not much opportunity of speaking but at meals; I have never been in trouble for felony, but several times for obtaining dead bodies - once for obtaining money under false pretences, and as a vagrant, being found in the burial ground at Pentonville.

CHARLES HERDSFIELD . I am a marshalsman. I had a communication from the last witness about the 20th or 21st of May - he spoke to me, and I said I had nothing to do with it till he saw the gentlemen belonging to the hospital; it was a voluntary thing on his part in what he said.

WILLIAM WIX. I am steward of St. Bartholomew's-hospital , and have been so rather more than two years - I live there as steward of the hospital. In consequence of some information that Herdsfield gave me. I saw Sheering on the 20th of May - he made a communication to me of a robbery which was likely to happen; I do not think I saw him again on the same subject, but I saw him twice on the 20th of May, and the second time Herdsfield was present - we heard what Sheering had to say, and then sent for Herdsfield, but I was not present long then, I merely went into the room; it was my custom to pay the sisters and nurses on Fridays, and on Friday, the 28th of May, I left my office locked or latched - the fastening of the latch was broken off, and I lost the money I had left there; I had taken very particular notice what money I left behind me, expecting that something was to happen - I left 17l. 4s., a half-france, and a canvas bag; there were two 5l. Bank of England notes, Nos. 38,011 and 38,012 - 3l. 2s. 6d. in silver, half-crowns, shillings, and sixpences, three sovereigns, and two half-sovereigns; there was a George II. shilling, a George III. sixpence, and a half franc of 1818, which I had from Mr. Wilby, the renter; when I came back the latch of the door was forced, the door was forced, the drawer was broken, and the bag and money gone - Nash had been in the hospital, and knew the place very well indeed; he was there to assist in carrying coals - the two Herdsfields were placed in the hospital, but I do not know exactly where; I did not go any where in search of the prisoners - I have seen a half-franc very similar to the one I left in my office.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Had you seen Herdsfield on he day of the robbery, before the robbery? A.No, I did not - I swear I had not; there are a great many servants employed there - I locked my drawer myself, and closed the door; my office communicates internally with the renter's house, but the outer door was broken - no one was present to see me deposit the money there; I had not shown the money to the officer before I put it there - I marked the shilling and sixpence I have spoken of; I did not think of apprising any officer that I expected a robbery would be committed - I do not know whether any of the gentlemen who directed the proceedings of the officers are here to-day; I was not there when the robbery was committed - I did not keep in view to see the robbery; I could have done so if I had chosen -I had not left the building; I was not present at the time of the alarm of the robbery - I returned in ten minutes, and saw the officers.

Re-examined. Q.Where did you see the officers? A. By the renter's office door, in the yard; I told them the door was broken - I do not know that there is a place from which persons could have seen that door, and they themselves have been concealed, except in a little closet in my own office: I know Mr. Wilby, our treasurer, and our legal adviser were present when I went with Herdsfield; Mr. Wilby was steward before me.

COURT. Q. What is the nature of the communication between your office and the hospital? A. It is with the receivers house - I cannot say whether that communication was fastened that morning; I certainly did not fasten that door myself.

WALKER WILLIAM WILBY . I am Renter of St. Bartholomew's-hospital . I was present when information was given by Sheering that it was intended to rob the steward's office on a Friday morning - I forget the day of the month; I think it was on the Thursday in the previous week - I believe no request was made to the City officers till the Friday, but I am not clear about that; the City officers were requested to attend - Charles Herdsfield attended, and his brother I believe. On the morning of the 28th of May I delivered some money to Mr. Wix, as I did every Friday: I delivered to him that day 18l., and a half-franc of 1818 - there were two 5l. notes, and the rest in cash: I took the numbers of the notes - they were 38011, and 38012, both dated March 20, 1830, and the rest was in gold and silver; I took the date of the half-franc - it was a half-franc of Napoleon; I have seen it since - I believe it to be the same: it was marked "Napoleon Empereur," and on the reverse "Demi franc Republique Francois;" there is a communication between the steward's office and my house; I am in the habit of going through it frequently - it goes into the hall; I cannot say whether it had been opened that morning or not - the officers were placed in the passage leading to my office: I was there - no one could go through my house to Mr. Wix's office without their seeing them.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You took very great care to make a note of these particular coins, that the whole proceeding should be well managed? A. Yes - I remained there to see the thieves taken, if they had the boldness to come; I did not see them taken - I did not place myself any where to see them: I left the officers to do their duty - I did not tell the officers it was to take place at twelve o'clock; I understood it was to be at ten

- he might say from ten to twelve o'clock, but I understood it was to be at ten - I have seen Sheering, but I do not know that I could speak positively to his person; the entry was made at the door of the steward's office - I do not know where the key of that door was; I do not know whether Mr. Wix was stationed there - there is a latch-lock and a key-hole - I really do not know whether I could hear the movements of any person in that office by putting my ear to that key-hole; I never tried it - if I were in my room, and men were to come into that office, I think I should hear them; the hall of my house is on the other side of that office - there is a door communicating with it; if I were at that door, and a man was to break open the other door I think I might hear it, but a man might open the latch without my hearing him - I cannot tell whether I might hear him; it is a very large room - if I were listening I might.

COURT. Q. Could you see the door of this office? A. No; the pier of the arcade was between us, but I heard it hang too - I had no opportunity of seeing the party who came from that place.

CHARLES HERSDFIELD re-examined. I was in this witness' room on this Friday morning, with my brother; I could not see the door of the steward's room, nor hear the breaking in - I saw Sheering three or four or five minutes after ten o'clock - he had informed me before that the robbery would take place about ten; I and my brother went with him, in consequence of what he said, to a public-house in Old-street, to apprhend the two prisoners at the bar, but we did not find them - we then went to Mill-yard, Rosemary-lane; Sheering was with us; he went up stairs to where the two prisoners were - my brother went up first, and I went up in about a minute; when I went up I saw Hurley sitting near a deal table, I believe, smoking a cigar - there were some sovereigns and some silver on the table; my brother had got hold of him - he said to me, "You take him, and I will take up the money;" I found nothing on him - I cannot say what money was on the table; my brother took it - I believe nothing was said to either of the prisoners, in my hearing; Nash was there - I did not take him: it was a small room - there was a bit of a bedstead there.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You were placed in the room to notice what was going on? A. Yes - I supposed I should be able to notice it, but I could not see who went in: I think the name of the people at the public-house in Old-street is Parsley - I will not be certain; I believe it was on the 20th or 22nd that Sheering first told me of this - he was not in custody at the time; I was coming through the archway, and met him - I have seen him about here; he came to me, and said, "There is going to be a robbery;" I said, "You had better see the gentlemen;" when we went to the place where the prisoners were found, Sheering went up first - he turned into the door, and when I went up stairs he was in the room; I and my brother did not go in first, because we wanted to ascertain whether they had had sufficient time to get there- if they had not been there we should have waited; we should not have been able to have got a strange man to have gone up - they would say, "I am not an officer;" I did not think they had time to get there as we had a coach.

JURY. Q. Did you find any crow-bar? A. No.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q.Perhaps you would not have been where you were if you had chosen your place? A.No; we sent Sheering up first - we could not, with any hope of success, have gone up first; we should have had the place all in an uproar - if they had not been there they would never have come there; if they had not been there Sheering was to have come down directly.

THOMAS HERDSFIELD. On the 28th of May I was stationed with my brother in St. Bartholomew's-hospital - I did not see Mr. Wix go out of the door of his office, but I saw him go from that way; I went to Old-street with my brother and Roe - we did not find them there; I then went on to Mill-yard, into a room on the second floor - I saw the two prisoners and Sheering; Hurley was sitting with his left arm on a table, and on the table was this money, which I here produce - it has been in my possession ever since; here is a French coin, which had been shown to me in the morning, before; there was a candle on the table, but it was not burning - while I was stationed in the hospital I saw Hurley come from Bartholomew-square to go towards the door of the office; in two or three minutes he came from towards the door, going into Smithfield, and I saw him put his left hand to the side of his pocket - I saw no more of him till I saw him in the room; the money found there is three sovereigns, one half-sovereign, nine half-crowns, twenty-three shillings, seven sixpences, one half-fram, and 3d. in copper.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You had heard of this intended robbery? A. Yes - I swear I saw Hurley: his name had not been mentioned to me by my informant, nor by any one - my brother did not tell it me: when I saw him pass near the steward's office I did not take him, because I expected more to be there - I said, "I think that is one of them."

Re-examined. Q. That is a public place? A. Yes -I could not have seized him instantly: I had to go round several yards.

JURY. Q. You have stated you said you thought that was the man? A. I said so to Mr. Wix - I followed him within five minutes.

COURT. Q. Did you keep your eyes upon him? A. No: I saw no more of him till I saw him in Mill-yard.

Cross-examined. Q.Did you go up first or your brother? A. I did, with Roe - Sheering was in the room.

JURY. Q. Did you know Hurley again when you saw him in Mill-yard? A. I did.

JOHN ROE . I joined the two officers in pursuit of these prisoners - I was applied to here, at the Old Bailey Session, a little after ten o'clock; I did not go into any house in Old-street-road - I believe Sheering went; I went on to Rosemary-lane, and to a court - I do not know the name of it; I went up into the room after Sheering -I saw the two prisoners and Sheering - it was a middling sized room; there was a bed in it, and a table - as I went in the table was on the left-hand side of the room: Hurley was sitting on the left-hand side of the table, with his elbow on the table, and Nash was on the opposite side - Sheering was on the bed; I took Nash - I did not take notice of any thing that was said to him: this money was on the table.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q.Sheering went up first? A. Yes.

JOHN GILL . I know Nash. I remember seeing him on

the 27th of May, at the end of White Lion-street, Rosemary-lane; there were two men with him, and to the best of my belief Hurley was one, but I am not quite positive; I heard Nash say "The time to do the job is between nine and ten o'clock in the morning;" I did not pay any attention to their further conversation.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q.They were strangers to you? A. Yes, with the exception of Nash - I cannot swear to the other men, but I think Hurley was one.

Nash. He swears false - he never saw me.

COURT. Q. Had you seen him? A. Yes, near my father's window, which is a whip-makers, in Smithfield, of a morning, and I knew his person.

WILLIAM GLYDE. I am a porter at St. Bartholomew's-hospital. I know Nash and Sheering; I remember the hospital being robbed on Friday morning - I saw Nash and Sheering that morning, between nine and ten o'clock, just outside the centre gate, leaning against the rails in Smithfield, and walking up and down.

Cross-examined. Q.Had you known Sheering before? A. I had known him by sight; I do not know that ever I drank with him - I will not swear it; it was reported he was a body-snatcher - I am not one.

Re-examined. Q.How long have you been porter there? A.Between four and five years.

COURT. Q. Did you know Nash? A. Yes, for three or four years.

WALKER WILLIAM WILBY. This half-franc is, I believe, the one I left there that morning - it appears in every respect the same; the notes are at the Bank.

Nash's Defence. I have no relation in London; I get my living the same way as Sheering.

COURT to THOMAS HERDSFIELD . Q.Did you see the door of the office? A. Yes, but did not particularly notice it - I saw no marks on it.

MR. ADOLPHUS to MR. WIX. Q. Did you see how the door was broken? A. The fastening of the latch was forced off; I have it in my pocket - I do not know whether it was done with the foot being pressed against it, it might be.

JURY. Q.Is it always fastened in that way? A. Sometimes I leave it open; this is the catch which was broken off - it was hanging so loosely that the least touch knocked it off.

NASH - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 27.


Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury.

[Saturday, July 10.]

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-2
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1259. CHARLES CLIFT , alias CAMPBELL , was indicted for that he, at the Delivery of the King's Gaol of Newgate, holden for the County of Middlesex, at Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, in the suburbs of the City of London, on Wednesday, the 19th of February, in the 4th year of the reign of George the 4th, was in due form of law convicted by his own confession, on a certain indictment against him, for that he, on the 10th of January, in the 3rd year of the reign aforesaid, at the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, feloniously did dispose of and put away, a certain forged and counterfeited Bank-note for payment of the sum of 5l., well knowing the same to be forged and counterfeited, with intent to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; against the Statute, &c.; and was thereupon ordered to be hanged by the neck until he should be dead; but his late Majesty having been graciously pleased to extend his Royal Mercy unto him, upon condition of his being transported to the coast of New South Wales, or some one or other of the islands adjacent, for and during the term of his natural life, which being in due manner signified in writing, by one of his late Majesty's principal Secretaries of State: he, the said Charles Clift , was at the same Session, ordered to be transported to the said coast of New South Wales, or some one or other of the islands adjacent, for and during the term of his natural life, pursuant to the Statute, &c.; and that he afterwards, on the 28th of June , in the 1st year of the reign of William the 4th, feloniously was at large, without any lawful cause, within his Majesty's dominious, to wit, at St. Mary, Lambeth , in the County of Surrey, that is to say, at St. James, Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex , before the expiration of the said term for which he was so ordered to be transported; against the Statute , &c.

SECOND COUNT, that at the Delivery of the King's Gaol of Newgate, holden for the County of Middlesex, at Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, in the suburbs of the City of London, on Wednesday, the 19th of February, in the 4th year of the reign of our late Lord the King, the said Charles Clift , alias Charles Campbell, was ordered to be transported to the coast of New South Wales, or some one or other of the islands adjacent, for and during the term of his natural life, pursuant to the Statute, &c.; and that he afterwards, on the 28th of June, in the 1st year of the reign of William the 4th, feloniously was at large within his Majesty's dominions, at St. Mary, Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, that is to say at St. James, Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex, without any lawful cause, before the expiration of the said term for which he had been ordered to be transported, as last aforesaid; against the Statute, &c. - to which he pleaded GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 30.

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-3
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation; Guilty > with recommendation
SentenceDeath; Death

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1260. CHARLES CUSHWAY and CHARLES TAYLOR were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Low , on the 13th of May , at St. John at Hackney , and stealing therein, 3 coats, value 70s.; 1 waistcoat, value 1s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 3s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 6d.; 2 shirts, value 2s.; 1 brooch, value 2s., and 30s., the property of the said John Low ; and 1 coat, value 20s.; 2 snuff-boxes, value 1s.; 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 6d., and 1 bracelet, value 6d., the goods of Edward Low .

JOHN LOW. I live in the parish of St. John, Hackney, and rent the house. On the 13th of May, about five o'clock in the evening, I went out, leaving nobody in the house; I locked the door myself - I left the articles stated as mine in the indictment safe; two of the coats were in a drawer with the handkerchief and shirts - I saw them there about a quarter to five o'clock; I left the key with my sister. who lived opposite - I returned on Saturday, the 15th, found my box broken open, and my things taken away; I

had left 30s. in half-crowns and shillings, and lost that - the locks of all the drawers were picked; I had left them locked - I went to Worship-street on the following Wednesday, and saw some of my property.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Do you keep the whole house? A. Yes - I pay the rent; a cousin lodges with me - he pays rent to me, and not to the landlord; I am a dealer in cattle ; I have no partner - I have found all my property: 1 value it all at about 4l., besides the money - I was absent two days.

EDWARD LOW. I am the prosecutor's cousin, and lodged with him; I had some things there. I left London on the 1st of May, and returned to the house on the 16th; I missed a top coat, a silk handkerchief, two snuff boxes, a pair of gloves, and a bracelet - I saw my property on the following Wednesday at the office; I had seen it safe the morning I left - they were locked up; the top coat was in a drawer in the front bed-room, and the rest in a chest in the back bed-room - the drawers and chest had been opened when I returned.

FRANCES LOW. I am the prosecutor's sister, and lodge opposite his house. I recollect his going away in May - he left the house shut up: I went over to his house about half-past eight o'clock that evening - the house was quite safe then; I had the key - I locked the door, and went home; I went over again with my two brothers, about nine or a quarter-past, as they were going to sleep there -I then observed the parlour door open, which I had locked a short time before; that is just by the street door - I opened the street door, and observed nothing wrong there; I had a candle with me - I heard somebody up stairs; it was two persons - I heard them open the front window, and saw the two prisoners jump out of that window - I was outside the house, against the paling; I called out for assistance - Mr. Adams came first: my brother William took hold of Cushway first, but let him go, and Adams took him; he ran after him, as he had got a few steps from the house - my brother Stephen followed Taylor; I did not know the prisoners before, but am certain Adams took one of the persons I saw jump out of the window - I saw Taylor in custody in about ten minutes; none of the outer doors or windows had been broken open - I am sure I left all secure at half-past eight o'clock.

Cross-examined. Q.Did you leave any body in the house when you first went? A. No; I went all over the house, and am certain I left nobody there - when I returned the outer doors were locked, as I had left them, and all appeared safe, till I heard the prisoners open the window; it was the top window the prisoners opened - there was no window opened before that; I am quite sure no window was left open - I do not know such a parish as St. Mary, in Hackney.

WILLIAM LOW. I am the prosecutor's brother. On the 13th of May I went with her to John Low 's house, and observed the parlour door open - I had a light in a lantern; I went to the back of the house, and saw that the doors were fast; I stood at the bottom of the stairs, looked up, and both the doors up stairs appeared shut - I heard somebody run out of one room into the other; I could not tell whether it was more than one person - I heard them shove up the front window up stairs; I then ran out to the front of the house, and saw the two prisoners jump out of that window into the garden - Taylor said if we did not let him get over the paling of the garden he would knock our brains out; I saw Cushway there, and caught hold of his coat - he got from me and got over, and Adams caught hold of him.

Cross-examined. Q. It was dark? A.Just dusk - I had not time to go to the top of the house before I heard them; my sister did not go up stairs - she went back to the house after they were taken, to see what was lost; I saw the up stairs front window open after they jumped out.

STEPHEN LOW. I went with my sister and brother, and saw both the prisoners jump out of window; my brother and I were round the paling, keeping them in the garden - Taylor said if we did not let them get over he would knock our brains out; they both got over - I caught hold of Taylor's coat: he turned round, and threw me down - I followed him round Russell-place, and did not lose sight of him before he was stopped by Turner.

WILLIAM ADAMS. I was present, secured Cushway, and delivered him to Wood, the constable, at Hackney watch-house.

Cross-examined. Q.Are there two parishes in Hackney? A. No - I have lived there twenty-five years.

WILLIAM GLYNN. I live opposite Low. On the night in question I saw Cushway in Adams' custody - I also collared him, and on the road to the watch-house I saw him make a motion with his right hand, and throw something behind him across to the paling - it rattled very lond, and he said, "Mind what you are after, flinging stones here;" I did not see what it was he threw away - the palings are about one hundred yards from the prosecutor's house.

WILLIAM TURNER . I recollect the alarm of this house being robbed; I heard a cry of Stop thief! and took Taylor into custody - before that, as he came down Nursery-place, I observed him throw something away into Mr. Glover's garden; Stephen Low called Stop thief! I turned back to collar him, and saw him throw something else into my father's garden - I took him to the watch-house; I afterwards searched Glover's garden, and found four skeleton and one picklock-key at the place where I saw him throw something; I gave them to Wood - I went into my father's garden, and found a phosphorus-box and some matches, which I gave to Wood.

WILLIAM BREWER. I heard an alarm of Stop thief! on the night in question, and saw Taylor throw something into Glover's and Turner's gardens.

JOHN JACKSON. I saw Cushway taken into the watch-house, and saw him throw something against the pales - a boy picked it up, and gave it to me; it was a small crowbar - I was close behind him.

JOHN WOODS . I am constable of Hackney. I saw the prisoners in custody at the watch-house; I searched their persons, and found on Cushway four silk handkerchiefs, two snuff-boxes, a bracelet, half a crown, a shilling, a sixpence, and two or three halfpence; I have some skeleton-keys given me by Turner - I took some crowns, half-crowns, and shillings out of Taylor's pocket, and Dorset, in my presence, took from him a top coat and another coat- they each had two coats on.

Cross-examined. Q. Is there more than one parish in

Hackney? A. No; there are two churches, but it is all rated as St. John.

JOHN LOW. These three handkerchiefs are mine, and are marked with my name; these other things are also mine.

EDWARD LOW. This snuff-box, coats, and other things are mine - the value of the property I lost is about 25l.

The prisoners made no Defence, but five witnesses deposed to Cushway's good character, and one to that of Taylor.



Both recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutors, on account of their families; and Cushway by the Jury, on account of his character.

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-4
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1261. WILLIAM LOWNDS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Henry Martin Johnson , on the 29th of May , at Finchley , and stealing therein 1 coat, value 15s.; 1 shirt, value 2s.; 1 handkerchief, value 2s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 18d., and 2 images, value 2s. , the goods of George Beach .

GEORGE BEACH. In May last I was in care of Mr. Henry Martin Johnson 's house, at Finchley-common - it is in the parish of Finchley, which is between the two Swans: I get my living by getting gravel from the waste there - I had known the prisoner two months, and allowed him to sleep at Johnson's house with me; I left the house on Saturday afternoon - the prisoner went with me; I came out at the front door, which shuts with a spring lock on being pulled too - I made it secure; I am quite sure I tried it - the back window was safe, except one pane of glass being broken; only one pane was broken then - it had not been puttied: the window was closed and fastened, and all the property was safe; I left the coat on the bed where the prisoner used to sleep with me; I went to a public-house with him, when we came out, and staid about an hour - he left me there; I expected him to sleep with me that night - I returned at half-past nine o'clock; when I came home I found the back window broken - two more squares were broken - the shutter was shoved back and open; the window was broken close to the fastening - there was room for the prisoner to get in; I missed all my property, and proceeded to Hadley, with assistance - we got there about half-past eleven o'clock; it is about three miles off - I found the prisoner in bed there, at Hibbert's house; Mrs. Hibbert produced a bundle, containing the articles I had lost - (looking at them) these are them; this is my coat, shirt, handkerchief, stockings, and two images - they are all mine, and were there when I went out.

MARY HIBBERT. I keep the Windmill public-house at Hadley, in the parish of Enfield. The prisoner came to my house on the 29th of May, a little after nine o'clock, and asked if he could have a bed; I said he might - he had a pint of beer, and some bread and cheese; he delivered me a bundle to take care of - I put it into the bar, and in about half an hour the patrol and Beach came to inquire after him; I delivered them the bundle, which had not been out of my custody.

SAMUEL COLLARD. I am patrol of Finchley. I went with the prosecutor to Hibbert's house - she delivered me the bundle; I have had the articles ever since.

Prisoner's Defence. I wished him to behave to me like a gentleman; he came and asked me to sleep with him - he did not behave well to me; I got intoxicated on Saturday, and did not know what I was doing - I happened to tie some of his things up in the bundle with my own.

MRS. HIBBERT. I cannot say whether he was sober or not - he was quite a stranger.

[Wednesday, July 8.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 28.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury, believing him to bear a good character.

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-5

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1262. GEORGE KIRBY was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June , at Christchurch, 2 calves, price 7l., and 11 live geese, price 2l. , the property of William Walton .

MR. CLARKSON conducted the prosecution.

ROBERT JAMES HAWES . I am in the service of William Walton, who has a farm at Chingford, in Essex . On Wednesday, the 3rd of June, he had two calves and twelve geese; I secured the calves in the pen - they were all right at ten o'clock that night; the pen is at the end of the cowhouse - the geese were in a building which was formerly a stable; it is part of the premises - I saw them safe at eight o'clock, when I secured them there, as usual; I got up between five and six o'clock in the morning, and went to the pens immediately - the calves were gone, and the doors were open; I then went to the stable - that door was open, and only one goose left; I went and told master, then went to Dorward, the constable, who accompanied me to London that morning - we went to Leadenhall-market, and in consequence of information there, we went to Judson's, a butcher, in Whitechapel; I saw Adaman there, and in consequence of what passed I went to the house of the witness Banks, in Rosemary-lane - it was in the morning; I there saw the two calves dead, but their skins on - I knew them to be my master's, and the two I had lost; the skins are here (looking at them) - these are only the skins of the two bodies, the skins of the heads were so offensive we could not keep them - the heads were particularly spotted about the eyes, by which I knew them, and here are white marks down the back on these skins, by which I know them; the mark on the head was a particular one - I have not a doubt they were the heads of my master's calves - one was seven weeks old, and the other seven weeks and a few days; they corresponded in age, and one of the skins has a very particular mark - they were calved at our place. When I went to Banks' the prisoner was there, with the calves; I had known him before for seven or eight years, and have seen him passing the house three or four days running - Dorward took him into custody: something passed between me, Dorward, and Banks before that - after finding the calves Dorward went to look for the geese, and I saw eight of master's geese in a cart at Lambeth-street Office on the Friday: they are now at master's farm - I have no doubt of their being eight of what were stolen; one had been left behind, and when the eight came back they appeared to know each other; if you put geese to a strange one they will fight - they were not marked: I put them down in the farm-yard, they then came up to the back door where they were usually fed, and the one which had

been left behind came and joined them - they appeared to recognise each other; I believe they formed eight of the eleven which were stolen - the calves were not exactly in a killing condition; they were worth about 7l.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. What are you? A. A bailiff; there are two other persons employed at the farm - it is my duty to look after the calves.

Q.Did you ever see a brown calf without a white stripe down the back? A. Yes; I never saw one like this before - there are certainly others with white backs, but not as this is; I do not mean to say there never was one like it before - there were also marks on the head of a particular sort: the head was spotted round the eye very particularly - it is common for calves to be spotted.

Q. The other skin is white, what do you know that by? A. The skin is dried up now, and I cannot explain it so well; I know it by these marks - I never saw another marked like this one; it is a very particular mark - I have had some hundreds of calves under my care, and never saw one that would answer this; I never saw one marked like it; I should know it from five hundred - I never knew the prisoner employed to take calves or poultry to market; he kept a cart, and I know he carried wood- I do not undertake to swear to the geese, but have no doubt of them; my master has no other Christian name.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you speak to the prisoner at Banks'? A. Yes - I said to Dorward, "That is Kirby;" Banks lives in Rosemary-lane.

DAVID DORWARD. I am constable of Chingford. On the morning of the 3rd of June I was spoken to, and went with Hawes to Leadenhall-market, after inquiring at different markets; I afterwards went to the house of Judson, in Whitechapel, and there saw Adaman - in consequence of what he told me I went to Banks', in Rosemary-lane, with Hawes and Adaman, and saw the two calves hanging up, with the skins partly off, as the butchers generally leave them when they are fresh killed; the prisoner and Banks were there - Hawes identified the calves, and recognised the prisoner; I said, "Halloo, countryman. who would have thought of seeing you here?" I live at Woodford, and had frequently seen him, but not for some time before this; he was very much agitated, and said, "I don't know you;" I knew that he did know me very well, and said, "You know me very well - you are my prisoner," and took him into custody; I found five of the geese next day at Leadenhall-market, in the possession of Howard, and two more were produced at Lambeth-street by Howard; I took the geese to Chingford, and put them down in the farm-yard - they appeared to recognise the one which was left, and that one seemed pleased and was cackling; they went under the gate together, into another yard, and then to the place where they are fed - I was present before the Magistrate when the prisoner was examined; I believe what he said was taken in writing.

COURT. Q.Before you took him to the Magistrate, did he say any thing to you? A. He said he did not steal them - that he was engaged by two men to fetch them from Chingford; I asked who the men were - he said he did not know them at first; he afterwards said one was a bird-fancier - I have since ascertained who that is, and have been in pursuit of him, but cannot find him; he said that he went down with him, and another man, who he had very little knowledge of, was to meet him at Mr. Walton's; he said the bird-fancier had engaged him- that the bird-fancier and him met at the Two Brewers at Stratford; he went down to Walton's with the birdfancier, and met the other man, who had got the calves ready for them - that the bird-fancier and him carried them to the cart, which stood at a little distance from the house, in the lane; he said it was about two o'clock in the morning - he said that he engaged him to fetch them, and he did not steal them, for he was employed by them- he said he and the bird-fancier carried them from Mr. Walton's barn; I had not held out any threat or promise to him, but told him what he said to me would come against him as evidence - he lives at Hackney-wick, four or five miles from Chingford; I have seen him many times at Woodford, which is the adjoining parish to Chingford.

THOMAS BANKS. I am a butcher, and live in Rosemary-lane. On Thursday morning, the 3rd of June, between seven and eight o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Lime-street, Leadenhall-market, where they unload the meat-carts for the market - he had a cart with two calves, also two small hampers and one long one at the side; he called to me, "Butcher, will you buy two calves?" I told him no - I went over, looked at them, and asked what he wanted - he said either eight guineas, or 8l., I do not know which; I said No - he said, "Do you know any body who will kill them for me?" I asked whose they were - he said they were his own; he asked if I knew who would kill them for him - I said I would if he would take them down to my house; he asked where I lived - I said, "No. 64, Rosemary-lane;" he took them there - I was to have 10s. for killing them, and taking them to market the following morning; that is about a fair price - I went home directly; he was coming to my house, and I met him - he had the calves and three hampers with him - I helped him to take the calves out, and put them in my shop, which is in front of the main street - I untied their legs, and said, "Let them lay and rest themselves;" he said, "Put them backward in the back place" - (they could be seen where I put them in the shop, which was open, and the door off;) he drove them backwards himself, and we went over to the Hampshire Hog public-house, and had a glass of gin each; he said I was to kill them and get them done by four o'clock, and he would come back again - I said that should be done; he said they were to go to Mr. Brown's, Whitechapel-market, the following morning; he wanted me to purchase them several times - I said what I bought I always bought at market; we parted about half-past eight o'clock- Adaman, who was in Mr. Judson's service, came to my shop between eleven and twelve that day; I told him what had passed between me and the prisoner, and showed him the calves - between three and four o'clock that day he came with Hawes and Dorward; Hawes recognized the calves. which hung in the middle of my shop - he said, "They are my vmaster's calves, I will swear to them;" the prisoner was present, and was taken into custody; I never saw him before that morning, to my knowledge.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you quite sure about the conversation you first had with him? A. Yes, quite;

nobody else was with him - I am sure he did not say he was instructed to sell them, and get them killed; nobody came to inquire after the calves after he was taken.

MR. CLARKSON. Q.Is Salmon in your service? A. I employed him to kill them - my house is in Middlesex.

JOSEPH SALMON. I occasionally kill beast for Banks. On Thursday morning, the 3rd of June, I killed these two calves - the prisoner came in while I was killing them; he said they were his own, and that they were to go to market - I was to do them in the best manner I could.

THOMAS ADAMAN. On Thursday, the 3rd of June, I was gathering money for Mr. Judson, who is a carcasebutcher; I went that day to Banks', who made a communication to me about the prisoner, and showed me the calves - Dorward and the bailiff came to me that afternoon; I accompanied them to Banks', and saw the two calves, which were then killed - they were alive in the morning; they appeared the same calves.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose there was no particular mark by which you could recognize them? A.There was no private mark, but I knew them from the colour of the skin.

RICHARD STEADMAN . I am a porter at Leadenhall-market. On the morning of the 3rd of June the prisoner came to the market, and I carried a hamper of geese for him out of his cart in Lime-street, to Mr. Howard's, the salesman.

GEORGE GODFREY. I am in the service of Mr. Howard, a poultry-salesman, of Leadenhall-market. On the 3rd of June eleven geese were sent to us to sell by the prisoner - I saw him about half an hour after Steadman pitched them - I paid the prisoner 1l. 11s. 6d. for them; there were eight young ones and three old - they were brought to our shop about half-past four o'clock in the morning; he called for his money about nine - I saw him about them three or four times; three of the geese, which were old, were sold to a stranger, and eight young ones to Mr. Howard's brother.

HENRY HOWARD . I am Howard's brother. I bought eight young geese of him on the 3rd of June for 3s. each - I sold one to a stranger that day, and on the Friday following Dorward came to me; I delivered him the seven immediately - they were the same as I bought of my brother; I had no others - the prisoner was present when I bought them, and said they belonged to him; I do not know whether Godfrey was present.

GEORGE GODFREY. I saw the eight geese in Mr. Howard's brother's possession; they were eight of those I paid the prisoner for.

ROBERT JAMES HAWES. Three of the geese were old, and eight young - the seven I have recovered were young.

Prisoner's Defence. That witness (Godfrey) is the man who employed me - he sent me down to Banks' with the calves, and told me to bring the money back to him; Banks said if I would give him a receipt for 6l. he would give me 1l. - that is not the man who killed them.

GEORGE GODFREY . I did not tell him Banks would kill them for him - I never saw Banks till he was at Lambeth-street.

Prisoner. Two persons employed me to bring them -I stood a long while before this porter came up and asked if the geese were mine; I said No, they belonged to a man who sent me.

RICHARD STEADMAN. I asked him if the geese belonged to him, and if they were going into the market - there was another young man with him, and they said they wanted to see a man named Godfrey; I cannot say which of them said so - I told them he was Mr. Howard's man, and I would look for him, but he might not be there for an hour - this was ten minutes or a quarter-past four o'clock, and a little before five I saw Godfrey coming down the street; I told him there were some things there for his master, and asked if I should pitch them - he said, "Yes, bring them up;" I did so, and Howard paid me for the porterage.

DAVID DORWARD. When I took the prisoner there was no other man there except the butcher.

Prisoner. This man wanted to conceal the geese under his master's place, but they could not - Godfrey sent me down to Banks' with the calves, and told me to bring the money back with me - the two men ran away when they found I was taken.

GEORGE GODFREY. On my oath I never saw Banks till he was at Lambeth-street - I did not send him there, or tell him to bring the money back to me.

DAVID DORWARD. There were no men there to run away - I saw no men run away.[Friday, July 9.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 45.

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-6
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1263. DAVID RICHARDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June , at St. Pancras, 1 gold watch, value 30l., the goods of William Giesler , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZA CROSS. I am in the service of Mr. William Giesler , who lives in Upper Woburn-place . I know the prisoner - his mother is a laundress, in master's employ; the prisoner brought the clothes home, and took others away to be washed. On Wednesday, the 2nd of June, I remember his coming with some clothes, which he delivered to me; there was a bill due to his mother - I desired him to wait for his money; I left him in the hall, and went down into the kitchen; the watch at that time hung on an image in the back parlour - he could not see it where I left him in the hall, but he came to the head of the stairs, and told me he was going a little further, and would call again; I had desired him to wait for the money, and expected he would do so - I should have detained him probably ten minutes, but he called out to me, saying he was going a little further, and would call again for the money; he was not to carry away any clothes that day, he went away, and did not return - I went up stairs in about ten minutes after he left, but did not miss the watch till evening; no stranger had been there who could have gone into the parlour after he left - nobody could have come without my knowledge, and I am quite sure nobody did come; when he called out to me the second time from the head of the kitchen stairs, he could see the watch hanging up, as the room door was open; the watch has never been recovered.

JOSEPH COLE. I am a serjeant of the Police. I received the prisoner in charge on Thursday afternoon, on suspicion of taking this watch: he was asked if he knew any thing about it, and denied knowing any thing about it

- I took him into a back room, and searched him; he had got nothing about him - I took him to the watch-house, and then he told me if I would take him back to the lady he would say something to her; he said, "I will state to her"- I said if he wished to say any thing a young woman was there, and he could speak to her; he said he had nothing to say: Mr. Giesler's mother had given him in charge.

JOHN RICHARDSON. I am the prisoner's father - his mother is a laundress employed by Mr. Giesler; after this charge was made, I questioned him about the watch - he at first denied knowing any thing about it; I took him to Mr. Giesler, and delivered him up myself - he denied taking it, and not being satisfied with that, I questioned him about it, and he said he did take it - I told him if he would confess that he did take it, it would be the better for him; he said he did not make away with the property himself, but another one, named Bartholomew Fuller , made away with it - I know Bartholomew Fuller well, and the whole of the family: he said it had been disposed of to Moses Marks, in Field-lane, for 10s., and he had 2s. of the money - I afterwards heard him give the same account to Limbrick and others.

JOHN LIMBRICK. I am an officer. In consequence of information from the last witness, I had some conversation with the prisoner - the father asked him about the watch; he said he took it, but did not part with it - that another boy sold it, but he did not know his name; I fetched him up on the Thursday, and took him to where he said he had sold it, and the man denied it - the man was brought to the office, committed for two days, and then discharged.

JAMES WARD . I know the prisoner by sight: I saw him on Wednesday, the 2nd of June, between eleven and twelve o'clock; he asked me to pledge a gold watch for him - I told him no, I would not; he said he would show it to me; he took up the tail of his jacket, and said he had it there, and I could see the form of a watch in his jacket pocket, but I did not see the watch; I heard a watch tick - I saw him at Brompton, between four and five o'clock; he crossed over to me, and said he had sent a person to pledge it, and he got taken into place - I thought he meant taken into custody; I gave information to his father: I was not present when he made a statement to Limbrick.

MR. WILLIAM GIESLER. I live in Upper Woburn-place, and am a furrier . I had seen my watch the day before it was lost; I had wound it up and left it in my back parlour - I have not seen it since: I was from home when the prisoner came for the clothes - the watch originally cost me about 38l.; I had had it seven or eight years - I imagine it to be worth 20l. I keep the house, which is in the parish of St. Pancras.

Prisoner's Defence (written.) The evidence against me you have heard; I beg in the most humble manner to inform this honorable Court that I am innocent of the commission of the offence for which I stand here before you: it is most painful to my feelings, as well as heart-breaking to my unfortunate mother,(who has six small children) to whom I was a great assistance, to see her ill-fated son placed in such a degrading and perilous situation; on the morning laid in the indictment I admit I went to the prosecutor's house for my mother with some linen - I also admit that I was desired by some person in the prosecutor's house to call again in the course of the day, but I omitted to do so, in consequence of my having more pressing occasions for my time elsewhere, which I thought would turn to more advantage towards the support of my mother, brothers and sisters, whose interest I always preferred to my own; the two above circumstances alone have been the cause of my being committed on the present charge, without any further shadow of guilt attached to me, and I solicit in the most respectful and humble manner that the very slight grounds of suspicion which attaches to me - I trust that my youth (being scarcely eighteen years old) and my general good character, and this being the first and only offence with which I have ever been charged - this honorable Court will in its great humanity condescend and weigh minutely the evidence of the witnesses against me with mature deliberation; I await with humble submission your decision.[Friday, July 9.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury, on account of his youth.

8th July 1830
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1264. JOHN IRELAND , alias HIGHLAND , was indicted for that he, at the General Quarter Session of the Peace of our Lord the King, holden at Kingston upon Thames, in and for the County of Surrey, on Tuesday in the week next after the 11th of October, to wit, on the 14th of October, in the 9th year of the reign of George the 4th, and from thence continued by adjournment to Monday, the 20th of the same month of October, he(the said John Ireland) together with one James Lockwood, were tried and convicted upon a certain indictment against them, for that they, on the 10th of September, in the 9th year of the reign of George the 4th, at the parish of St. Saviour, in the liberty of the Clink, in the County aforesaid, one piece of false and counterfeit money, made to the likeness of a piece of good, lawful, and current money and silver coin of this realm, called a shilling, unlawfully, &c., did utter to one Ann Jackson, spinster, they well knowing the same to be counterfeit; and that they, at the time when they so uttered the said piece of counterfeit money, to wit, on the said 10th of September, at the parish aforesaid, within the liberty aforesaid, had about them in their possession one other counterfeit shilling, they well knowing it to be counterfeited; against the Statute,&c.; - and that they, on the said 10th of September, at the parish aforesaid, within the liberty aforesaid, one other counterfeit shilling, as and for a good one, unlawfully, &c. did utter to the said Ann Jackson, they well knowing the same to be counterfeit; against the Statute, &c. And it was thereupon considered by the Court that they, for the said misdemeanor, should be severally imprisoned in the House of Correction at Guildford, in the said County, for the space of one year, there to be kept to hard labour, and should severally enter into a recognizance of 10l, with two sufficient sureties in 5l. each, to be of good behaviour for two years more, as by the record thereof doth more fully appear. And that the said John Ireland, now called John Highland, having been so convicted as a common utterer of false money, to wit, on the 27th of May, in the 11th year of the reign of George the 4th, at St. Clement Danes, Middlesex. one piece of counterfeit money, made to the similitude of a good sixpence, as and for a good one, unlawfully and feloniously did utter to one Elizabeth, the wife of Samuel England , he well knowing the same to be couterfeit: against the Statute . &c.

MR. ELLIS conducted the prosecution.

ELIZABETH ENGLAND . I am the wife of Samuel England, who keeps the Alphabet public-house, in Stanhope-street, Clare-market . On the 27th of May , about eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to our house, and called for a glass of peppermint, which came to 2d.; he offered me a sixpence in payment - I served him, gave him 4d. change, and he went away; I put the sixpence into the till, and am quite certain there was no other there - in less than ten minutes he came in again, and asked for another glass of peppermint; I served him with that - he offered me another sixpence: I then looked at this second sixpence - I took it, and saw it was a bad one; I immediately opened the till, looked at the other, and found it was the same - I told him that was the second bad sixpence he had given me in less than ten minutes; he said he did not know, he had just taken it, and he would go to the person he had just taken it from - he said he had not been in before, but I am quite sure he had - I recollect him perfectly well, and have no doubt of his being the man who came twice; it was his coming again made me suspect him - I told him I should keep the two bad sixpences, and then he paid me in copper, but I kept the sixpences: I saw him again in about a quarter of an hour - James Davidson brought him to my house; he had been at the bar at the time he paid me the two bad sixpences - he told the prisoner to pay me the 4d. out of the bad six-pences, and he gave me 4d.; that was to pay for what I had given him in change - I marked both the sixpences, in the presence of Morris, the Policeman, (who apprehended him,) and gave them to him.

EDWARD TERNOUR. I lodge at Mr. Kilbeck's, a tobacconist, in King-street, Covent-garden. On Thursday, the 27th of May, between nine and ten o'clock, I recollect a person coming into Mr. Kilbeck's shop; it was a soldier, but I will not swear the prisoner is the man - I saw the prisoner in custody a week or ten days after, and had a doubt whether he was the man; I saw him twice on the 27th of May - he asked for a quarter of an ounce of tobacco, and gave me sixpence: I put it into the till, and gave him 5d. in change - there were one or two other sixpences in the till at the time, but not more than two; I remarked that the sixpence he gave me was exceedingly black, very dirty, and the two in the till were perfectly clean and good, quite distinguishable from the one he gave me - I afterwards saw James Davidson: he went out, and returned in five or ten minutes, with a soldier, who I believe to be the prisoner, and had no doubt of his being the man who had given me the bad sixpence; Davidson said, in the prisoner's presence, "Here is the soldier that passed the bad sixpence on you" - the prisoner said, "Was it a bad one? I was not aware of it;" Davidson said he had followed him from place to place, and witnessed his passing bad sixpences, prior to his coming into that shop; the prisoner then said, "If I have given you a bad sixpence where is it?" I replied,"Not expecting to see you again I destroyed it;" I had thrown it into the fire - he immediately drew from his pocket 5 1/2d., which he laid on the counter, and said,"There, that will do I suppose?" Davidson said, "No, not exactly - you have passed other bad money, and must change it;" he then demanded the prisoner's name, and he very indistinctly gave Highland or Ireland; we could not make out which - Davidson said, "You must now go with me," and he quitted the shop with him.

JAMES DAVIDSON not appearing, his recognizance was estreated.

WILLIAM TYRRELL . I keep the Plough public-house, Carey-street, and know the prisoner. On the 27th of May, between half-past ten o'clock and a quarter to eleven, I saw him on the opposite side of my street, making a stand; he came over, and asked for three halfpenny worth of peppermint, which is an unusual quantity, but seeing he was a soldier I gave him three halfpenny worth - he put me over a sixpence, which I saw was very dirty and black, but I believed it to be good; I had other people at the bar, and did not examine it so accurately as I might - I observed two or three dents in it, as if it had been bruised- I put it into the till with other money; there were other sixpences there at the time - I gave him 4 1/2d. on change, and just after he went away I emptied the money out of the till into my pocket; I paid no money out of my pocket till after I had seen the officer, who came, and made inquiries of me - I gave him information: the prisoner was not present; I took out my money and looked at it, saying I had taken a black sixpence of a soldier, which I could distinctly point out - I did so; we rubbed the dirt off, and found it to be a very bad one - I am quite satisfied it was the one he gave me; I had no other like it in my pocket: I marked it, and gave it to Morris, the Policeman.

JOAB MORRIS. I am a Policeman. I apprehended the prisoner on the 27th, and received from Elizabeth England two bad sixpences, which I produce; I kept them separate from any others - I searched the prisoner, and found 3s. 1d. worth of halfpence, two tobacco papers, two buns, and a bit of bees' wax; I produce another sixpence, which I received from Tyrrell, at the Plough.

MR. RICHARD FRANKLYN. I am a moneyer of the Mint. The two first sixpence produced are counterfeit, and from the same mould; the other is counterfeit, but not from the same mould.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I produce a copy of the record of the conviction of John Ireland , as a common utterer of counterfeit money, at the Surrey Session, 1828; I examined it with the original record, with the clerk of the peace, in his office - (read as indictment.)

BENJAMIN ELMES . I am turnkey of the County gaol of Surrey. I know the prisoner; he was convicted in October, 1828, by the name of John Ireland, and sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment in the County gaol.

Prisoner's Defence (written). I stand before your Lordship's bar charged with an offence, of which I am entirely innocent. I understand one of the witnesses for the prosecution has sworn that I went into her house on the day mentioned in the indictment and had a glass of peppermint in payment, for which she says I gave her a counterfeit sixpence, which she put into her till among a quantity of other money: among which were nineteen other sixpences, and that it was after it had been in the till she found that it was a bad one. I most positively declare my innocence of this charge, and the witnesses must be mistaken in the person. - Another witness swears that I went into his shop for half an ounce of tobacco, for which he says I gave him sixpence and received the change, which sixpence he afterwards found to be bad; and he immediately burned it - he also says that I was brought back to his shop by some person who asked him if I had not given him a bad sixpence; he said Yes, and I

immediately gave him back the change. In answer to this I do most positively declare that I did not know that I had a bad sixpence in my possession, or I should not have given it. - A publican has sworn that I passed a counterfeit sixpence at his house on the same day; this witness, as well as the first, must be mistaken in my person: for I do most solemnly declare my innocence of these two charges, never having been in either of the witnesses' houses. I have been in his Majesty's service for upwards of twenty-three years, and in the event of the Jury finding me guilty, I throw myself upon the Mercy of the Court: who, I hope, will take into consideration the length of time I have been in his Majesty's service, and that I have a wife and three helpless children.[Monday, July 12.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 40.

8th July 1830
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1265. THOMAS LATTIMORE , alias WESTWOOD was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Ewer , on the 14th of June , at Hendon , and stealing therein 1 frock-coat, value 4s., and 1 pair of breeches, value 4s., his property .

EDWARD EWER . I am a labourer , and have a cottage in Hendon parish; I live in it alone. On Monday, the 14th of June, I came home to dinner, and left the cottage at one o'clock; I locked my door, and put the key into my pocket - I fastened it with a padlock and chain, and left nobody at home: I left a fustian coat and a pair of breeches there - I came back about a quarter-past three o'clock, and found the chain down; the staple had been drawn: a person could then open the door and go in - I went in, and missed my coat and breeches; I saw the coat again a fortnight after: (examining it) this is my coat - it has a bit of green paint on it: I have had it twelve months - I am certain it is mine: I have not found the breeches.

RICHARD WAKE. In June I was pot-boy at the Crown, in the parish of Hendon, about three miles and a half from Ewer's cottage. I saw the prisoner on Tuesday or Wednesday about the middle of June, in the tap-room; he and another man came into the tap-room about eleven o'clock: he had a fustian coat, which he offered to sell me for 1s. -I said it was of no use to me, but I did not mind giving him 1s. for it; I borrowed 1s., which I gave him for it, and afterwards sold it to Pepper; I am sure this is the one I bought of him.

JOSEPH PEPPER. I am a sawyer, I was at work at the Crown, and bought a coat of Wake; I was afterwards taken up with it on my back - this is it.

JOHN WARRINT. I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner, and have the coat, which I got from Pepper; I asked the prisoner where he got it - he said a man gave it him to sell: I asked who the man was - he said he did not know him, and did not know where to find him.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it; I never saw the coat, and never sold it to the man in my life.[Monday, July 12.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 26.(See the 3rd Day, Old Court.)

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-9
VerdictSpecial Verdict

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1266. JOSEPH MATHER was indicted for that he, on the 11th of December , at St. George, Hanover-square , having in his custody and possession a certain bill of exchange, as follows:£10. Dec. 12, 1829.

Two months after date pay to me or my order, the sum of Ten Pounds for value received. JOSEPH MATHER.

Mr. Francis Taylor, 43, South Moulton-street, Oxford-street. afterwards, on the same day and year, at the parish aforesaid, feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit, upon the said bill of exchange, a certain false, forged, and counterfeited acceptance of the said bill, as follows:"Accepted, Fra' Taylor," with intent to defraud Richard Collins; against the Statute, &c.

SECOND COUNT, that he, on the same day, at the same parish, having in his custody and possession a certain bill of exchange, as follows (setting it out as before) - upon which last mentioned bill was a certain false, forged, and counterfeited acceptance of the said bill, as follows -(setting the acceptance out as before) - afterwards on the same day, at the same parish, feloniously did utter and publish as true the said false, forged, and counterfeited acceptance of the said last mentioned bill, well knowing the same to be false, forged, and counterfeited, with intent to defraud the said Richard Collins ; against the Statute , &c.

CATHERINE COLLINS. I am the wife of Richard Collins, a butcher ; we live in Midford-place, Tottenham-court-road - we formerly lived in Homer-street , and kept a butcher's-shop there, and were acquainted with the prisoner - he dealt with us for meat, and owed us about 2l.; he lived at No. 8, Upper Dorset-street, near Homer-street - they are both in Marylebone parish; we moved to Tottenham-court-road on Midsummer-day - I had not applied to the prisoner for payment of the debt; he came to me in December last, and presented a bill to me - I should know it again; this is it (looking at it) - he endorsed it in my presence; this endorsement is his handwriting, and the bill itself I should judge to be his handwriting - I have seen him write on other occasions; I believe the body of the bill, and the address to F. Taylor, to be in his hand-writing - when he brought me the bill he asked me if I thought I could discount it for him; I said I could say nothing about it till the return of my husband, who was then at market - he returned, and I mentioned it to him; the prisoner was not present - I saw him afterwards, and told him my husband could not give him cash for it; but he was willing, as he was so much distressed, to endeavour to get it done for him - he had told me he was likely to lose his furniture for rent; he said he should be greatly obliged to my husband if he would get it done - I had kept it in my posession, he endorsed it when he gave it to me; this, which purports to be the acceptance of Taylor, was on it when he gave it to me - I took the bill to Mr. Barnes', who gave me ten sovereigns for it; I gave the prisoner eight sovereigns and a half, and some silver - the remainder, by his wife's request and his permission, I laid out for them in stockings and things; I did not hear what amount his rent was - I told him, next morning, that I had got the money from Mr. Barnes, and gave him Barnes' address.

Cross-examined by MR. J. ALLEY. Q.Are you aware that this is a capital offence? A. Yes; I remember calling at the prisoner's lodgings in Dorset-street; his wife and an old gentleman, whom I do not know, were present - he endorsed the bill on that occasion, in my presence; it

was not brought down stairs by his wife and handed to me - I received it from his own hand.

Q.Can you tell me any one occasion on which you saw the prisoner write? A. Yes; he once came to our shop, made out a bill of his own, and showed it to me - I did not wish to notice what he was writing, but he showed it to me; I had lent him the pen and ink - I was near him when he endorsed the bill; his wife called on me on the Saturday morning after he had received the money, but not before; she might also have called a few days before I got it cashed - she called to say her husband had received a bill from Taylor; Barnes did not deduct any discount - I handed the money to Mather; I never said I did not receive the bill from the prisoner, but from somebody else - I was examined at Marylebone Office.

COURT. Q. Did he bring the bill to you in Homer-street? A. Yes, and left it with me to consult my husband - I took it to him in Dorset-street, and told him what my husband said, and he there endorsed it; he told me Taylor was a gentleman he had been in the habit of working for for the last two or three years - the prisoner is a painter and glazier; I do not know whether he told me where Taylor lived.

FRANCIS TAYLOR. I live in South Moulton-street, and am a carpenter and builder. The prisoner has done work for me; (looking at the bill) this is not accepted by me- I never gave the prisoner authority to accept for me; I first knew of its existence on the morning it became due; it was presented for payment - I knew nothing of it till about an hour before it was presented; the prisoner then called on me, and said he had taken the liberty of putting my acceptance to a bill of 10l., which would become due that day, for which he was exceedingly sorry, but he would provide me with the cash if I would have the goodness to pay it in the course of an hour; he failed to bring the money - I was from home, but believe the bill was brought between ten and eleven o'clock; I did not take it up - I left word at home that if the money was not brought for it the servant was to say I was out; the prisoner told me it would be presented by some banker's in St. James'-street, I think - I called on him the next day or a day or two after, to point out the danger of his conduct in not attending to the bill; he assured me he was using every endeavour in his power to accomplish the object of getting the money for it - he told me the bill was in Mr. Barnes hands; I have seen the prisoner write occasionally, but not above two or three times, and I have had specifications for work from him; (looking at the bill) I believe this endorsement to be the prisoner's hand-writing - I think the acceptance is similar to his, but cannot swear it is; I think it is his writing.

Cross-examined. Q. How came you to tell your servant to say you was not at home when the bill was brought? A. I always go out about half-past nine or ten o'clock on business.

Q. Why not stay in the house to tell the person who brought it that it was forged? A. I had undertaken to pay it if he brought the money - I was very angry with him, and felt hurt at his forging my name; I should have liked to have kicked him across the street for doing it if it had not been for the law - I left orders with Mrs. Taylor about the bill, not with the servant.

Q. Why not stop at home to tell the person who came that it was forged? A. I could not tell it was forged till I saw it - I have known the prisoner three or four years; I am hard run for money at times - I have frequently paid people who did work for me with bills; I think I have given the prisoner three bills - I cannot swear I have not given him more; I never kept an account of them, except on slips of paper, as they were so small; the prisoner called on me about two months before this bill became due, and asked me as a favour if I would accommodate him with my acceptance to a 10l. bill - I told him I would not do any thing of the kind; I am a little deaf.

COURT. Q. Did he bring a bill with him? A. I believe not.

MR. ALLEY. Q. On your oath, (being deaf,) I ask you whether the prisoner did not propose to you, about seven months ago, to allow him to use your name, and you said,"Yes, you may if the amount is small?" A. No, he called and asked me to accept a bill, which I did, and paid it when due - I never said he might use my name if the bill was small, or any thing of the kind.

Q. I should be glad to know if you did not say enough from which be might understand he had your leave to put your name to the bill as acceptor? A. No, I refused him flatly - he never made another application to me; the three bills I gave him were to serve him - when I gave him the first he had done about 2l. worth of work, and wanted to draw for a few pounds, and said it would be of service to him if he might draw; I said he might, and gave him my acceptance - I cannot swear exactly how much for; I have no recollection of his calling with another person, and asking me to allow him to use my name as acceptor to a bill - I have no recollection of any such thing; I know nothing of it - I deny it as far as it is possible - I think I can swear it never happened; I positively swear it was not done - I knew who discounted the bill after it became due; I did not know Mr. Barnes before it was due, nor did I know Mr. Collins.

Q. Did you know that the prisoner has been sued on this bill as a debt? A. I did not know it till this took place - I now know he has been sued for it; I understand the Sheriff's officer was endeavouring to arrest him for it as a debt.

COURT. Q. He had applied to you to accommodate him with bills, but never to allow him to use your name as acceptor? A. Yes - I accepted the small bills, because he told me the persons who discounted them would hold them till they became due; I was not in his debt at any time before the bill became due - I think it was in November that we balanced accounts; I paid him the balance in November - he gave me a stamp receipt about the middle of November; I think it was 5l. or 6l. that I paid him - this bill is dated 12th of December; I never authorized him or anybody to accept that bill in my name; I never authorized anybody to accept any bill in my name; I have a very good memory generally - it is very good in this case.

JAMES BARNES. I gave Mrs. Collins cash for this bill some time in December, but I took no memorandum of the time; I gave her the full amount, as Mr. Collins was a friend

of mine - I would not take the discount; it was returned to me after it was dishonoured - I applied to Mr. Taylor about it; he refused to pay it - I afterwards applied to the prisoner; he said he would settle it in the course of the day - I left him, and he called on me at various times, but did not pay the money; I have had the bill in my possession ever since till I gave it to the Magistrate; (looking at it) this is my endorsement on it.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you hear Taylor swear he did not know you, nor where to find you? A. He did not know me at the time; he must have meant to say he did not know me before it became due - that is what I understood him to swear; I did not speak to him till after it was due, nor did I see the prisoner at all till after it was dishonoured - I never entered into an engagement with him to take the amount by instalments; he promised me he would bring the money - that was after I knew it was forged; I spoke to my attorney, who advised me to sue him, which I did, and got judgment against him, but could not find him to take him till the Police-constable took him- I did not then say if he would pay me I would discharge him; I never spoke to him - I never agreed to receive any thing from him by way of payment.

RICHARD COLLINS. I am Mrs. Collins' husband. I heard this bill was not paid, the prisoner came to my house the night it was due, and asked us to be so good as to put the bill off till Saturday, and it should be paid.

JOSEPH AINSWORTH. I am a Police-officer. I took the prisoner into custody, and told him it was for a case of felony - he said it was nothing but a debt; I said, "We will see what it is."

Cross-examined. Q. Did he not go quietly with you? A. Yes; he expressed no alarm.

MRS. COLLINS. When he first produced the bill he asked if I could give him cash for it - I told him I would ask my husband when he returned, that I could do nothing till he returned; he left the bill in my hands.(Bill read, see indictment.)

Three witness gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY (on the 2nd Count only) Aged 25.

Strongly recommended to Mercy by the Jury, on account of his character. - This case remains for the consideration of the Twelve Judges .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-10
VerdictNot Guilty

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1267. THOMAS GALL was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , 1 trunk, value 10s., and 84 pairs of shoes, value 17l. 10s., the goods of William Bird , in his dwelling house .

WILLIAM BIRD. In May, 1829, I lived at No. 3, Greville-street, Hatton-garden , in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn - I am a boot and shoe factor . On the 5th of May, at five o'clock in the afternoon, I placed a trunk, containing seven dozen pairs of shoes, at the end of my passage, fifteen or eighteen feet from the street door, and within the house; the trunk was matted, ready for exportation - I missed it about six o'clock; fifteen pairs of shoes were afterwards found - they were produced here fifteen months ago; I have since sent them to India - I knew them to be part of what I had lost; they were not of my own manufacture - we have a particular way of dressing them up for exportation, and marking them on the toes - I found that fifteen pairs the same evening, at a house in Hole-in-the-Wall-passage.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Are any of the shoes here? A. No - I have been twenty-two years in the trade; I knew them to be what I lost when I saw them - I never saw the prisoner in my house; we number our shoes, beginning with the commencement of the year, from Nos. 1 to 20,000 - there was also the manufacturer's stamp on them, but no other mark of my own, except that the silk strings were in them, and I have a particular way of cutting them; the manufacturer is not here - he lives at Northampton.

COURT. Q.When the articles were produced, did you immediately recognize them as part of what you packed for exportation? A. I did - I had not the least doubt of them; I could swear to the numbers.

JOSEPH BURGESS. I am a book-binder, and lived at No. 25, New Compton-street - I knew the prisoner by the name of Rushlight Tom, for about six months before this happened, and I had seen Jones. On a Tuesday, about the middle of May, 1829, (I heard of this robbery the same week,) I was sitting in the Swan and Sugar Loaf, about five o'clock - the prisoner came and asked me to carry a box; I said, "Who for?" he said, "Come and see;" I said should I be paid for it - he said Yes; I went down to Bartlett's-buildings, and saw Jones - I said,"Is this the box?" Jones said Yes - I said, "Is it all right?" he said Yes - the prisoner was present, and within hearing; Jones lifted the box up, and told me to take it to White's-alley, which I did, and received 6d. -I was to have 1s.; Jones sent me 5d. afterwards - Jones accompanied me; I rested on the road, and he helped me up with the box - the prisoner also went with me to the house in White's-alley; we separated there - I do not know the contents of the box; it was about five feet long, covered with a matting, and corded - I do not know what became of it afterwards.

Cross-examined. Q.Had not the prisoner been in the habit of occasionally giving you jobs in the way of messages? A. Yes - he has recommended me to a job to carry things; Jones paid me for this - I cannot remember that I ever expressed an opinion that the prisoner was innocent of this.

MARY ANN DAVIE. I am a widow. On a Tuesday in May, 1829, I lived in Hole-in-the-Wall-passage, and saw the prisoner at jones' - (I had seen him there before, backwards and forwards, bringing different parcels, for two or three years) - this was about five o'clock in the evening; I saw him go to Jones' house - he lived at No. 1 and 1 at No. 7; I was at my own street door - he was alone when he went into Jones'house; I saw him come out, and Jones followed - I saw Jones return with a bundle of shoes, and then I heard of the robbery; the shoes were in a white apron, tied up so tight that I could see the shape of the soles - the passage is narrow, and he passed me; I could see the marks of the heels and toes through the apron - it was a projection of what appeared to be shoes; I heard of Bird's being robbed, and told him I had seen Jones go into the house with a bundle of

shoes - this was at a quarter before seven o'clock that evening; Bird went and found them - Jones was taken about half-past eight or nine o'clock that evening, and I saw the prisoner about ten minutes to nine; he just came into Jones' house after he was taken, and went out directly -I heard no conversation between him and any body.

SARAH IVES. I am the wife of William Ives. In May, 1829, I lived in Kingsbury-place, Gwyn's-buildings, Chancery-lane - the prisoner and Hawkins took an apartment at my house - he went by the name of Thomas Gall; they lived together there as man and wife - I saw them there in company together in the early part of May, and I believe the early part of the week; I saw a tall and a short man take a box out of our house, but I cannot say it was the prisoner, for I was a long distance from them.

MARIA BROWN. I live at No. 12, Portpool-lane. I believe the prisoner to be the man who came into my shop in May, 1829 - I had never seen him before; Jones came in, and asked if I would purchase some shoes - he had about six pairs in his hand; I said No, they would not suit me, they were a deal too light - he asked if I could tell him where to dispose of them; there was another man in the shop, who I believe to be the prisoner, but I did not know he was with him till he was gone out, and did not see him again till now; I cannot exactly swear to him, as I did not notice him particularly - my boy was in the shop, and called me; Jones came towards me, the other man stood at the back part of the shop within hearing; Jones said he had some shoes to dispose of - I said they would not suit me; he said he had a great many, and asked if I knew where he could dispose of them; I said No, and turned into my room immediately - I never noticed the other person.

ROBERT TOOK. I apprehended Jones, and I found fifteen pairs of shoes in his house on the 5th of May, 1829, for which he was prosecuted; I know nothing of the prisoner in this case.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-11
VerdictNot Guilty

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Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1268. PATRICK McCABE was indicted for that he, on the 12th of May , in and upon Thomas Farley , feloniously, wilfully, maliciously and unlawfully did make an assault, and with a certain sharp instrument, feloniously,&c. did strike and stab him, in and upon his right ear, with intent feloniously, wilfully, and of malice aforethought, to kill and murder him .

2ND AND 3RD COUNTS, stating his intent to be to disable him, or to do him some grievous bodily harm.

THOMAS FARLEY . I am a broker , and live in Cromer-street, Gray's Inn-lane. I had a demand on the prisoner for 26l. 18s., and wrote to him about it; I then lived in Tunbridge-street, Burton-crescent - I was acquainted with him before, and did business for him as a broker and agent; I wrote to him the beginning of May, and told him that from the repeated attacks he had made on me previously, if he had any offer to make he must make it by an agent - his agent called on me on the 12th of May, in Tunbridge-street, Burton-crescent; representation was made by Rawlinson, his agent, that he was insolvent, and I agreed to take 5l.; it was arranged that I should go to receive it - (provided I have protection for myself hereafter, I have no wish to place him in the situation he is in, but his intention was malicious, no doubt) - we went to a public-house not above a hundred yards off, and 5l. was paid me, for which I gave a receipt as a compromise for the 26l. odd; I came away directly, and came back to my own house - I had not been in long before Rawlinson, who had paid me the 5l., came and said he wanted to see me; he was shewn up stairs, and said,"McCabe will not believe that this receipt is your hand-writing; I wish you would give me a fresh one, I will send for a fresh stamp" - the three witnesses were in the room at the time; I consented to give a fresh receipt, and the witness went for a stamp - the servant went to the street door, and met the prisoner there; he said he wanted to see his friend Rawlinson, who was up stairs with me - the servant refused him admission, saying she was aware I would not suffer him to come into my company - I was not present, but heard him and the servant talking down stairs; the prisoner came up stairs, and knocked at the door - we did not know who it was, and told him to come in; he came in - I said,

"Mr. McCabe you had no occasion to dispute that being my hand-writing, it is mine, I acknowledge it in the presence of all parties;" he would not be satisfied - I took the receipt, and said, "To shew you it is my hand-writing," I took a pen and ink, and wrote the name over again, and said,"There is the ink wet for you;" he would not take that- a stamp was brought, and I wrote a fresh receipt; Rawlinson, his friend, proposed to have a bottle of wine each - I objected at first, not wishing to be in his company, but eventually two bottles were brought and drank, and two more sent for; there were six people in all - while we were talking together I stood at the table; the prisoner got up, and struck me in the face - I never gave him any cause for it; I got up, and struck him - he pulled a knife out of his pocket during the scuffle, and stabbed me in the ear; the three witnesses interfered -Rawlinson ran away; the Police were called in, and I gave him in charge - he was taken to the station; he was held to bail at Hatton-garden - in fact, the whole force of Hatton-garden opposed me; he was well known there - he has surrendered here.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-12
VerdictNot Guilty

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Before Mr. Justice James Parke.

1269. JOHN SULLIVAN and HENRY MATTHEWS were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Holmes , on the 24th of June , and stealing 1 box, value 20s., his property .

GEORGE BUNNETT. I live with Mr. William Holmes, at Fulham . On the 24th of June, about eight o'clock in the morning, I moved this writing-desk from one table to the other, in the breakfast room, before I went out; I returned to dinner about five o'clock, and the prisoners were in custody - I was staying at the house, as a friend of Mr. Holmes'.

ANDREW GIFFORD . I live at Fulham, about a mile from Mr. Holmes'. On the 24th of June, between three and four o'clock, I was going to his house, which is near the church - I observed the two prisoners as I crossed the church-yard; one of them appeared to be lurking near the wall, and the other was among the tomb-stones - I walked round the church-yard, and directed my attention to them

- I saw one of them cross from the path among the tombs - I did not see the other; I then walked round the church-yard again, and observed neither of them then - they had nothing in their hands: I saw Mr. Chasemore - he asked me a question about them; after he left me I found the box in the moat which runs along the same walk as I had met the prisoners in, and about forty yards from where I last saw them; it was wrapped in a blue apron, partly uncovered - I went to the top of the walk, and there were some labourers; I saw it taken out of the moat, and taken up to the Bishop's lodge - I saw the prisoners in Barker's custody in about half an hour, and am sure they are the men I saw in the church-yard; I saw Barker bring the box back to Mr. Holmes'.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Is not the moat in a public pathway? A. Yes; there is about an acre of water - the prisoners were taken going towards Hammersmith; about half an hour intervened between my seeing them and Chasemore, and in half an hour more I saw them in custody. When I last saw them they were going towards Hammersmith - when I saw them in the church-yard they were going towards Mr. Holmes', which is about twenty yards from the church-yard; there are other houses adjoining - one was among the tombs, and the other by Holmes' wall; the labourers were haymaking at the top of the Bishop's-walk.

HENRY CHASEMORE. I live at Fulham. I was in the church-yard between three and four o'clock, and saw Sullivan standing there, looking up the lane towards Mr. Holmes' house; (he is the husband of Lady Strong) - Matthews was not in the church-yard at that time; Sullivan was thirty or forty yards from the house, looking down the lane once or twice - I afterwards saw Matthews come in a direction from Holmes' house, with a mahogany box under his arm, in a blue apron; he was going from me, and the hind part of the box was exposed - he went towards Bishop's-walk; Sullivan followed after him, ten or twelve yards behind - I saw nothing pass between them; Matthews' face was not towards me - I should be very sorry to swear positively to him; I met Mr. Gifford several minutes after, and made a communication to him - I went after the prisoners towards Hammersmith; I went along Bishop's-walk, and saw a box with a blue apron in the moat - I left it there, and went on, but did not see the prisoners till I got near Hammersmith turnpike; I saw the Policeman, and he took them into custody.

Cross-examined. Q. Is not the Bishop's-walk a very public thoroughfare? A. Yes - Mr. Holmes' door looks towards the church, but there is a wall and a garden between; I did not see Sullivan nearer to the house than thirty or forty yards - I am certain it was him: the path through the church-yard, I believe, leads to Mr. Holmes' house, and also to Bishop's-walk; I did not notice any body else - other people might be passing; I stopped to talk to the hay-makers; they were about thirty yards from the moat in a field, and three or four hundred yards from the box.

FRANCIS BARKER . I am an officer. I took the prisoners by direction of Chasemore, at Hammersmith turnpike - I found a spike and two keys on Sullivan; I followed them for seven or eight minutes - they were together, going in a direction for Fulham; I first saw them come down the lane from the Bishop's-walk.

Cross-examined. Q. Why, this spike is a tenpenny nail? A. It is a very large one; I saw them about two hundred yards from Bishop's-walk - that was as near four o'clock as I can tell; the toll-gate is about half a mile further - they were about ten minutes in my sight; Chasemore said the one with the box had his back to him.

COURT. Q.Have you the box? A. Yes, the Bishop's garderer delivered it to me in the field, near the walk - this blue apron was with it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

ANDREW GIFFORD. That is the box I saw in the moat; I saw it taken to the Bishop's lodge - I saw it in the gardener's hands, and afterwards in Barker's hands.

Cross-examined. Q. Is not that a common description of article? A. I cannot say - I was close to the moat, and could see nearly all of it; I am acquainted with Mr. Holmes, and had seen the box there before the robbery - I was about thirty yards from the prisoners in the church-yard, and passed them in Bishop's-walk; if they had had the box in the church-yard I must have seen it, I think - the prosecutor's house is built to represent a cave, with French windows to it; it is a house that people go to look at; I do not know whether any body had been there that day - there was only an old servant in care of it; she is not here.

COURT. Q.When did you see them last? A.They passed me in Bishop's-walk, about fifty yards from the church-yard, in company; the box was much nearer the church-yard than that - they had passed the place where it was; I was a few minutes walking round the church-yard - I am certain of their persons.

Matthews' Defence. I was going to see a friend near Hammersmith.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-13
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence; Guilty > lesser offence

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Before Mr. Justice James Parke .

1270. JAMES TAYLOR and JOHN THOMSON were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , 16 spoons, value 2l. 8s.; 20 forks, value 3l. 14s., and 2 pairs of sugar-tongs, value 9s., the goods of Count St. Martin D'Anglie ; 1 watch, value 2l. 2s., and 1 knife, value 1s., the goods of William Curry , in the dwelling-house of the said Count St. Martin D'Anglie .

WILLIAM CURRY. I am footman to Count St. Martin D'Anglie , who lives at West-end, Hampstead ; I do not know the name of the parish, nor his Christian name. On Tuesday, the 29th of June, I cleaned the plate, and locked the plate-closet door - it was then quite safe; I then went to another part of the house - I heard a little noise, and thought it was the bird at the window - I heard it again, and thinking it was the rattling of the spoons and forks, I went to the pantry, and saw both the prisoners in the pantry, in the act of taking the plate out of the closet; I immediately ran in, and laid hold of Taylor - Thomson ran out of the pantry, past me; Taylor tried to escape - I knocked him down in the front hall, and secured him, but he afterwards escaped from me at the door; I immediately gave an alarm of thieves, and ran after him - the front door was open; he was secured about one hundred yards off - Thomson had run in

a different direction; one of the labourers stopped Taylor - he up with his fist and knocked him down; that man then ran after Thomson and secured him - they were handcuffed and taken to a public-house; I returned to our house, and on a small table in the pantry found a yellow handkerchief, containing these spoons and forks, and another handkerchief by the side of it; the handkerchief was not tied up, but the plate laid on it - they were plated articles, except four spoons and a fork; I had put them into the closet about twenty minutes before, and locked the door - the table was by the side of the closet; I received information from Gillham, and by the garden wall found a silver watch and guard, belonging to me, about a quarter of an hour after; it hung on a hook in the pantry, opposite the plate-closet, about ten minutes before I saw the prisoners there; I cannot form any judgment of its value.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Your master is the French Ambassador, is he not? A. No, the Sardanian - he is a Count; I do not know whether he has other titles - he is called Count D'Anglie; Taylor was secured in a very few minutes - I did not lose sight of him above half a minute.

HENRY GILLHAM. I am a groom. I was riding by the prosecutor's house, and heard somebody cry out Halloo! I immediately saw two men making their escape from the house, and heard somebody call Stop thief! they ran in different directions - I followed Thomson, and saw him throw something over the garden wall: I pointed out the place to Curry - I was opposite Thomson when Almond stopped him; I am certain of him, for I was close to him all the time - he said it was merely a lark, and offered Almond 1s. to let him go.

ROBERT ALMOND. I heard a cry of Stop thief! near the house, and ran after Thomson, who was running down by the lodge-gate, in a direction from the house; I stopped him, and delivered him to the constable, who had got Taylor.

GEORGE CALDER. I am a Police-constable. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw Taylor struggling with Miles' workman, and secured him; he had no hat on - I found a dozen lead pencils on him, and two dozen on Thomson.(Property produced and sworn to.)

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 23.


Of stealing the watch only - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-14
VerdictNot Guilty

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1271. EDWARD OVERTON was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Quinlan , on the 4th of June , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 watch, value 50s.; 1 seal, value 7s.; 1 ring, value 2s., and 1 chain, value 6d., his property .

JOHN QUINLAN. I was a waiter at an hotel, near Red Lion-sqaare. On the 4th of May I spent the evening with several friends in the City, and parted from them at half-past eleven o'clock; I had been at the Langbourn-tavern, Fenchurch-street, and was proceeding home, but it was too late to get in at the hotel - I was crossing Lombard-street, and met a hackney-coachman who was going my way; I got on the box and rode with him - I went to a public-house and treated him, then went to a second public-house, and saw the prisoner there; I had met him at the first public-house, but never saw him before that evening - I treated him with liquor at the first public-house; the coachman parted from me when I left the public-house - the prisoner accompanied me, and I got to the neighbourhood of Zion-square, Union-street, Whitechapel ; the prisoner then loosened himself from my arm and threw me down, which deprived me of my senses for a few minutes, and during that time he robbed me - he had said nothing particular to me as we walked along.

Q. Had you any difficulty in getting up when he threw you down? A. Yes - he kept me down, and while I was down I put my hand to my fob, and found my watch was gone; I am sure it was safe at the very moment I was knocked down - I had had a little liquor, but was not deprived of my senses so as not to know what I was about; I found my watch was gone, and the prisoner also; I instantly pursued him - I had not lost sight of him for more than a minute before he was taken by the officer; I called Stop thief! and Murder! when I saw him running from me - he was brought back by Arnold within a minute; I saw the watch found at the bottom of the lining of his trousers - my snuff-box was in his waistcoat or coat lining; I am certain I had not given them to him to take care of, or as a gift - he might have seen them by my exposing them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. He might have seen them by your exposing them? A. Yes - taking the watch out to see the time, and taking a pinch of snuff; I never saw the coachman before - I was not so drunk as not to know what I was doing; I did not go to more than three public-houses after eleven o'clock, to my recollection - that was the Half Moon, Leadenhall-street, the Langbourntavern, and a house in or near Leadenhall-market, which I do not know the name of - it may be the Hercules Pillars; I tossed for gin at the Half Moon twice - one quartern of gin was brought; the first toss I won, but the prisoner did not pay for it - I met him there; I had never seen him before; I treated him with 2d. worth of gin, and had the same - we drank the quartern we tossed for; we only tossed for one quartern - the prisoner and I left the house in company together; I did not ask him to accompany me, not to my knowledgde - he invited me to go to another house close by, where he said he was known; I cannot recollect being turned out of the Half Moon, but I know it was time to go - I positively swear I never asked the prisoner where he lodged; I never lost my senses - I went no where with him to get a bed, nor did I ask him if there was a house called the Acorn in Whitechapel - I never went to another house to my recollection; I do not know whether I went to the Acorn or not; I do not recollect one Thomas Walker going with us to any public-house - I cannot swear whether I had ale and gin mixed in pints at the Hercules Pillars; I do not recollect being so drunk that I tumbled into the mud.

Q. Did you not produce your watch and hand it over to the prisoner, and tell him that and the snuff-box must find more liquor and a bed? A. I could not say so of the snuff-box, for it was not worth 2d.; but I cannot swear to the latter part of it - I quarrelled with a person at the

Hercules Pillars, and we had a couple of rounds; I paid 4d. for gin there - I cannot swear I did not go to the Bee Hive, in the Commercial-road; I do not recollect asking the prisoner if he had got my watch and box safe two minutes before the Policemen came up - I was taken to the Police-station; I sent Benson to the station next morning to inquire if my watch and snuff-box were safe, and said that was all I wanted - I did not wish to have any more to do with it, if I could get my property; I did not say I was drunk -I told the man I had no charge against him, because I was never in a Police-office before, and should have been glad to receive my property and have done with it; I was told to attend at the office that morning, but did not attend till the second examination - I could not attend before, through the ill-usage I had received; I was going to my father's to sleep.

THOMAS ARNOLD. I am a Policeman. I was on duty in Zion-square, Whitechapel, between one and two o'clock in the morning, and heard a great noise, apparently of somebody hallooing out for assistance, but could not exactly hear what was said - I stood still, and presently heard somebody running towards me very quick in a direction from the noise, and almost directly I saw him turn round the corner into Mulberry-street - I stepped back into a door-way, and when he came opposite me, jumped out, and secured him; it was the prisoner, and in the space of a minute, not longer, I saw the prosecutor running after him - just before he got to me he said, "Did you see a man running this way?" I said,"Is this him?" he said, "That is the man who robbed me of my watch;" I asked where he was going when I stopped him - he said to his lodgings: I asked where that was - he said to the Bee Hive public-house; when the prosecutor said he had robbed him of his watch, he said he had never seen the prosecutor nor his watch before; I searched him, but could find nothing - I took him to the station, searched him more particularly, and found the snuff-box in the lining of his jacket, and the watch at the bottom of the lining of his trousers - he, up to that time, had said nothing, but that he had never seen the prosecutor nor his watch or box; he had been drinking, but was not much intoxicated - the prosecutor had been drinking; he was not very much intoxicated - he told me he was going to his father's, in Old Gravel-lane, and appeared to know what he was about.

Cross-examined. Q. Was any body present at the conversation between you and the prisoner? A. No - the prosecutor did not tell me he did not know whether he had given him the property; he was not so drunk as not to know whether he had given any thing away, or it had been taken from him - I have heard what he has sworn here: I have seen people much more drunk than him; I could not call him sober - he was not beastly drunk; his coat was covered with mud - he told me that was caused by the prisoner knocking him down - he was in liqour a little; he could walk, and did walk - I did not tell the Magistrate he was sober, or hear him say so; I stated the conversation I had with the prisoner at the first examination; the prosecutor followed me to the station - the inspector gave him a note to attend at Lambeth-street in the morning; it was a direction to the office, because he said he did not know where it was, not because he was too drunk to understand - I did not ask the inspector to give it him for fear he should not attend; he did not attend - a man came from him for his watch, but I would not give it up; I found the prosecutor at home - he did not in my presence state that he wished to prefer no charge, or that he could not tell whether he had given him the things; he said they were taken from him - I did not tell him he must swear they were taken from him; I went to tell him the Magistrate said he must appear the next day - the prisoner was not quite drunk, or he could not have run so fast as he did; I do not know whether I have any allowance for coming here - I was never here before.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at the Half Moon tap, Leadenhall-market, taking a pint of beer with Walker - the prosecutor came in, and challenged the room to toss for a quartern of gin; I tossed and won - we tossed again; he won the quartern, and I had to pay for it; the landlord said it was time to shut up - he would not let us have more liquor, and he was obliged to retire - as it was in my way home, (near Acorn-street, Bishopsgate,) I accompanied him as far as Cornhill; he asked me to go and see if we could get something more to drink; I went as far as the 'Change - the chimes were going three quarters past eleven o'clock; the prosecutor pulled out his watch to see if it was right, or to see the time, and in pulling it out I suppose he threw the snuff-box out of his pocket with a penny piece, which I picked up, and offered them to him - he refused, saying, "D-n the box, it is of no use to me, not worth keeping, you may keep it;" he then said it was too late to get in at his situation, and did I know of a lodging - I said No; he said would I accompany him to where there was a lodging to be found - I said we could get one at Whitechapel, and seeing a light at the Hercules, in Leadenhall-street, we knocked at the door, and were let in; we had gin and ale - he quarrelled with somebody at the front bar; I took his part, and he struck me twice in the face and gave me two black eyes - the landlord turned us out; we went towards Whitechapel, called in at the Acorn, and had something more to drink, which was ale and gin; he made a disturbance, and was turned out of that house - I staid to drink the rest of the liquor; he knocked at the door, and called out Ned! I suppose he had got my name at the Half Moon - I went out, and he asked if I would pay for a lodging for him; I refused, telling him I knew nothing of him - he pressed me to accompany him to a lodging; I at last agreed to go - we went opposite Whitechapel church, to the Ten Bells, which was shut up; we crossed the road, and both stopped for a necessary purpose - he again asked if I would pay for his lodging; I said I would - he said if I thought he would not pay me in the morning I should pledge his watch, and offered it to me; I refused it two or three times - we then agreed to make the best of our way towards the Bee Hive.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-15
VerdictNot Guilty

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Before Mr. Justice James Parke .

1272. ANN GRIFFIN was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Andrew Lee , and stealing sundry articles, his property .

ANDREW LEE. I live in Phoenix-alley, Long-acre , in

the parish of St. Martin in the Fields. On the 31st of May , between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I locked up my room; I returned about eight, and missed three blankets, a sheet, a counterpane, and a night-shirt, which were safe in the morning - I found the door open - I do not know how it was opened; I saw part of my property in possession of Giles in about half an hour.

SAMUEL GILES. I am a Policeman. On the 31st of May, about eight o'clock in the evening, I went to the prisoner's apartment, and in her presence found a blanket in a closet, put into a basket - this night-shirt was found in the room by a person who is not here - my brother officer and I found some duplicates on her.

Prisoner. I did not know what I was doing - there were seven of them dragging me about; I said I had lost a blanket and sheet myself. Witness. Her husband came in before we searched the room, and went out again - I did not know the prisoner before.

FRANCIS SAMPLE . I accompanied Giles to the room; the prisoner said she lived there - I found in her bosom two duplicates for two blankets, a sheet, and a counterpane pawned on that day; her room is in the same house as Lee's.

LEWIS GARRETT. I am apprentice to Mr. Basset, a pawnbroker. These two blankets were pawned with me for 6s. by a woman, to whom I gave this duplicate; it was on the 31st of May, between six and seven o'clock, in the name of Ann Griffin - I cannot swear to the prisoner.

Prisoner. Q. Did you ever see me in your shop? A. I never remember it.

ANDREW LEE . These are the blankets I lost - they were on my bed in the morning; several families lodge in the house - I do not know the prisoner.

SAMUEL GILES . When I searched the room she was in liquor, and was so violent it was as much as three or four could do to hold her - she endeavoured to keep us out of the room; when the blankets were found she appeared almost mad with rage, and said another woman in the house gave them to her to pledge - that woman was on the stairs, and denied it; she did not state this till we found the duplicates.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-16
VerdictNot Guilty

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1273. ISAAC SOLOMON was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Richard Groncock and another, about three o'clock in the night of the 6th of June, with intent to steal, and stealing 77 pieces of lace, containing 1770 yards, value 40l.; 43 handkerchiefs, value 5l.; 28 veils, value 15l.; 43 caps, with lappets, value 7l. 10s.; 357 other caps. value 19l.; 30 collars, value 15s.; 468 cap crowns, value 4l., and 40 pieces of bobbinet, containing 120 yards, value 8l., their property .

MR. CLARKSON conducted the prosecution.

HENRY PATCHING . In January, 1827, I was in the service of Richard Groncock and Sampson Copestake, lace-manufacturers , No. 7, Cheapside - they have since removed to Friday-street. On Saturday, the 6th of January, 1827 , between eight and nine o'clock, I made the premises secure - the property stated in the indictment was then safe; I locked the warehouse, and took the key up to my bed-room - I slept on the premises; the warehouse is on the first floor; I went into the warehouse about eight o'clock on Monday morning, and missed all these articles - I calculate the property missing to be worth about 500l.; inquiry was set on foot - we got officers directly we discovered it: the prisoner was apprehended the latter end of April that year - I slept at the top of the house.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were you the last person up? A. I believe the servant was up after me, it being Saturday - she has left; I went to bed between ten and eleven o'clock - I locked the warehouse door, and closed the shutters myself, and I fastened the street door that night; I do not swear that I fastened all the windows - there is no back door to the house; there is but one door: I saw some of the goods again on the 24th of April - I cannot say how many hands they had gone through in that time; those found were worth about 100l. - I never saw the prisoner about the premises.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. In what state did you find the warehouse on Monday? A. The door was unlocked, but was closed; the card-boards and papers the goods had been in were strewed about - the key had been in my possession from Saturday till Monday; the door had been opened with a picklock-key or some such means.

JANE OADES . In 1827 I lived in Lower Queen-street, Islington. The prisoner came to lodge with me in March that year - he had one room on the first floor. and he slept and had his meals there; he continued to lodge there till he was apprehended - the officer (Lea) came to the house at the time Solomon was taken; they entered the room he occupied, and called me up - I saw lace and different things, which Lea and Davis took away in a coach; the prisoner was not taken at my house, and I cannot say on what day it was - his wife used to come there to see him, but did not live with him there; I knew him by the name of Jones at my house.

JAMES LEA. I am an officer of Lambeth-street. On the 23rd of April, 1827. I apprehended the prisoner in the New North-road, Islington, not in any house; I took him to Islington watch-house, and searched him, but found nothing relating to this robbery - I had not then received information of it; I took him before a Magistrate, and he was afterwards committed to prison; I went to Mrs. Oades' premises the following morning, about six o'clock, and inquired if she had a person named Solomon living there; she said No, there was a person named Jones - I was shown to the room on the first floor- I was accompanied by one Jackson, and sent for Davies; on opening the room door I found a vast quantity of property, lace, handkerchiefs, veils. Irish linen, tablecloths, and various articles, silk handkerchiefs, a watch, some hobbinet, and a quantity of caps; all the property was tied up in bundles, under the bedstead - there were three or four large bundles, and a great quantity of valencia waistcoat pieces; I took it all away - there was a large trunk full; all the articles were new, and might be worth 300l. or 400l. altogether; among it were the articles I now produce; also the following, which I delivered up to Mr. Copestake on the 28th of September, by direction of the Magistrate: (reads) "74 pieces of cotton

lace, 88 caps, 30 lace collars, 39 dozens of cap crowns, 312 children's lace caps, and 27 pieces of bobbinet;" the prisoner at that time had been committed here to take his trial at the May Session, but was not here, when the Sessions came on; I have still detained in my possession part of the articles I found - I am sure they are the same, and the other parcel is what I delivered to the prosecutors - when I went to the prisoner's lodging in Queen-street, there was a coach at the door; his wife and son were there - I knew them well, having been to the house before, and seen them passing as his son and wife; the son was going in at the street door, with a key, and I prevented him - this was about six o'clock in the morning; I did not open the door, but waited till Mrs. Oades got up; I did not look into the coach - it went away, and his wife and son also; Davies was present when I found the articles.

Cross-examined. Q. Who showed you Jones' room? A. Mrs. Oades - she went up to the room door; I inquired which was the room - she said on the one pair of stairs; this was on the 24th of April; I found some cloth and a silver spoon in the room - there were no skeleton-keys or housebreaking implements.

ROBERT DAVIES. On the 24th of April, 1827, I went with Lea to Mrs. Oades' house - I found Lea down in her room, and accompanied him up to the first floor room; I saw him find the property - I have heard Lea's evidence; it is correct: I found a quantity of lace under the bed, which I gave to Lea - this is it: I found all the lace that was identified by the prosecutors - all the articles were new.

Cross-examined. Q.There was considerably more than a man could carry? A.There was a coach full; we found no housebreaking implements.

SAMPSON COPESTAKE. In January, 1827, I was in partnership with Mr. Groncock - we carried on business in Cheapside; here is a quantity of bobbin and sprig net, which have our tickets and marks on them, the same as they were in our warehouse; I do not recollect seeing any of the articles in the warehouse on the Saturday, but the articles produced are part of what were missing on Monday morning. the 8th of January; in September that year Lea delivered me the articles be has enumerated, by the Magistrate's direction - I put my name to this inventory on receiving them; they amounted to about 120l. - I calculate our loss at about 500l.

Cross-examined. Q.When can you undertake to swear you saw any of the identical goods produced? A. I cannot fix any time myself - I had sold none of them; I can tell that by the numbers on the tickets, and the identical goods are so fresh in my recollection - we had not bought them long before, within a month; I will swear I saw them within a month of the robbery - I find, by referring to the invoice, that I received some of them on the 3rd of January, and will swear I saw those a fortnight before the robbery- I sold some of the lot, but can identify these as not being sold, by the numbers on them; I divided them into two lots when they came in, and sold one lot, but the other was stolen - they are entered in my books, which are not here, but I cannot be mistaken; this invoice amounts to 28l. 10s. - I sold about half of that amount; I will swear I sold 10l. worth; after we were robbed I marked off on this invoice what were sold, and ascertained that these were not sold, I have a memorandum here which I extracted from my books myself, and I know the goods again: here is one piece I had seen about the 3rd of January, and I might have seen it the day before the robbery, and here is another; the person I bought them of is not here.

MR. CLARKSON. Q.This invoice is for net? A. Plain and figured net, a very small portion of which formed part of the property lost; here are some pieces which I saw about the 3rd of January.

COURT. Q. Did you ever see the prisoner before he was taken? A. Never; he certainly was never a customer of ours - the warehouse is on the first floor; the street door was fastened inside - the thieves had come in through a private door in the passage, which opens into a trunkmaker's shop, and which was robbed of portmanteaus at the same time; a large portion of this property is unopened, just as it was when in our warehouse, and as we purchased it, not as we should sell it; we never sold a piece of lace entire like this - it is our own make, and we never made any other piece of this pattern.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Have you a shop-boy? A. I do not keep a shop; we have a warehouseman - this is an uncommon pattern of lace; I do not think you would find it in the whole City - I am satisfied I made no other of that pattern; there is certainly no other piece of this pattern to be found with my mark on it.

BENJAMIN COCKERTON . In 1827 I lived in Fore-street, Cripplegate, and was a commission traveller to the prosecutors. These two pieces of figured bobbinet are their property; I saw them in their warehouse on the 6th of January.

Cross-examined. Q.How many warehousemen are there? Two and a youth - here are two others which I can speak to, and one which I know there is not another of the pattern; I took these out on Saturday to show to several people, but did not sell them - I brought them back; here is another pattern which I recollect perfectly well, but we had two of this, and sold one; I now speak positively to both - I did not examine it before so minutely.

COURT. Q. Has that piece the private mark on it? A. Yes, in pencil; I cannot say whether that is the mark of the house - I never saw the prisoner on business, nor ever near the house.

HENRY PATCHING . I know this piece of lace; I cannot remember exactly when I last saw it, but know it was in the stock at that time, and was not sold - it has our private mark on it, and we never had but this one piece.

Cross-examined. Q. Will you swear you saw it within a week of the 3rd of January? A. I cannot say positively- I am sure it was not sold; I should have missed it, for it was the only piece we made of this pattern. We had, I should think, 3000l. or 4000l. worth of goods on the 3rd of January - when I saw this piece again I recollected it as not having been sold.

RICHARD SMART . I was an under-gaoler of Newgate in 1827, and between sixteen and seventeen years. The prisoner was in custody in May, 1827; I took him from Newgate to the Court of King's Bench, Westminster, on Ascension-day, by habeas - I brought him back to Newgate, and on the following day took him again to Westminster; his bail was rejected, - and just at the foot of Westminster-bridge a large mob came round; I was afraid

he would escape, and took him into a public-house, to get rid of the mob; we had a glass of brandy and water - he wanted to go into the yard for a certain purpose: I took him out, brought him back into the room, and took some brandy and water which I found there; and when I brought him out I did not know what I was about, I was so giddy - I found I could not walk; a coach was called, and we got into it: it drove I do not know where - we got into Petticoat-lane, and he got away from me.

Cross-examined. Q. I ask for your own sake - I have no doubt he got away without your knowing any thing about it? A. I knew nothing about his intention to escape.

Prisoner's Defence. I can only say I had no concern in the robbery - I have dealt largely for many years, and had papers to prove I bought property to a great amount, but since I have left England part of my papers have been destroyed; and Mr. Isaacs has papers in his possession - whether he has delivered them up I cannot say; they were papers of different sales, to a large amount.

JAMES LEA. The prisoner was in Whitechapel watch-house at the time I went to his lodging.


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Reference Numbert18300708-17
VerdictNot Guilty

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1274. ISAAC SOLOMON was again indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of James McKenzie , in the night of the 5th of February, in the 8th year of the reign of George the 4th , and stealing therein 174 tablecloths, value 117l.; 6 dozens of napkins, value 8l.; 3 other napkins, value 18d.; 16 hats, value 16l.; 24 pieces of Irish linen, value 31l.; 3 pieces of sheeting, value 6l. 17s.; 3 pieces of bed-ticking, value 20l. 14s.; 1 piece of Holland, value 5l. 19s., and 6 pieces of silk handkerchiefs, value 5l., his property .

JAMES MCKENZIE . In February, 1827, I had a warehouse in Wood-street , but did not live there - I had no servants living there; I intended to live there, but at the time in question I had just opened, and got only part of my furniture there; I did not sleep there till the next night; I lived in Clarendon-street, Somer's-town - Ithad a stock in my warehouse; I saw it safe on Saturday night, the 3rd of January, about half-past seven o'clock, when I left - I returned on Monday, about ten o'clock; my servants had got there before me - I found the partition wall of the warehouse broken open by a crow-bar; boles had been made by a centre-bit, and the wood driven out - I missed the articles stated in the indictment, amounting to about 226l., which were all safe on Saturday night; the prisoner was a perfect stranger, and never dealt with me- I saw 10l. or 11l. worth of the property in the possession of Lea and Davies, about the 27th of April following, and can identify two pieces of Irish linen.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You saw them above two months after the robbery? A. Yes - the goods would form a very heavy bulk; the linen was Irish - I bought it in London; I do not recollect the maker's name - I put my own private mark on it; I had sold none at that time.

JANE OADES gave the same evidence as on the former trial.

JAMES LEA . On the 24th of April, 1827, I went to Mrs. Oades' house, and, among other goods, found two pieces of Irish linen, which I have here, also six pieces of Irish and eleven table-cloths, which I returned to the prosecutor on the 25th of March, 1828, by the Magistrate's order - I kept two pieces of Irish.

Cross-examined. Q. You had taken the prisoner up the night before, and he had no opportunity of going to the lodging to receive any thing? A. No; I found no centre-bit or crow-bar there.

JOHN KINSEY. I am an auctioneer's clerk I was in the prosecutor's service on Saturday, the 3rd of February, 1827 - Hattersley, my fellow-servant, was the last person in the warehouse; we both came out together - all the locks were secure, and the place fastened; I went there first on Monday morning, as I had the keys - I found the bar and padlock gone from the outer door, but no force had been used there; I opened the outer door with the key - it was on the latch; I found the warehouse door open, with a piece of linen against it - a door in the passage had been forced open, and a pannel taken out; they had got in that way, and every thing but one bale of goods, and two or three small things, was taken - about 200l. worth of stock was gone; I never saw the prisoner- he had no dealings with master.

Cross-examined. Q. Nor any means of knowing how to get into your warehouse, to your knowledge? A. No- not above 10l. worth of property was found; the padlock, no doubt, had been picked, and then the bar came away.

DAVID LOW. I am a warehouseman, and live in Watling-street. I saw these two pieces of Irish at the Mansion-house about the 24th of April - they were not in wrappers; I am certain I had sold them to Mr. McKenzie on the 1st of February - they have the numbers of our stock-book on them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about the property; I dealt largely in goods for many years.

NOT GUILTY . (See Second Day.)

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Reference Numbert18300708-18

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1275. WILLIAM JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 printed book, value 14s., the goods of Thomas Bumpus , and that he had been previously convicted of felony .

EDMUND LANCASTER . I am a Police-constable. Last Saturday, about two o'clock, I was at Holborn-bars , and saw the prisoner take a book off a board in front of Mr. Bumpus' window, and conceal it under his coat; I immediately took him into custody - he said nothing; I took him into the shop - Mr. Bumpus wanted me to let him go, but I refused.

JOHN SIDNEY GOWER . I am a Police-constable. I was passing down Holborn with my brother officer, and saw the prisoner by Mr. Bumpus' window; I saw him conceal something under his coat - Lancaster immediately took him; I went to lay hold of his collar, and this book fell from under his coat - it is Jennings' Encyclopaedia.

JAMES PETTIT, I am in the employ of Mr. Thomas Bumpus. I put this book on the shop-board about nine o'clock in the morning - the selling price is 14s.; I know the prisoner - he was convicted last Session by the name of George Wilson , of robbing us, I am quite positive of his person; I produce the certificate of his former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office - (read.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-19

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1276. WILLIAM LINCOLN was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 umbrella, value 5s. , the goods of Samuel Pryor and another.

JOSEPH DRAKE. I live in Dean-street, Holborn, and am in the employ of Samuel Pryor and another, umbrella-maker s, of Holborn-hill . On the 8th of June I was informed that somebody had taken an umbrella, which was within the door; I followed, and saw the prisoner with it about thirty yards from the shop; I saw him throw it down, and laid hold of him in about two minutes - I lost sight of him for about two minutes, but am certain of his person; he said he was a carpenter out of employ, and was forced to do it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Confined One Month .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-20
VerdictNot Guilty

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1276. THOMAS RICKETTS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , 1 penknife, value 6d.; 1 half-crown, 1 shilling, 1 sixpence, and 13 penny-pieces , the property of William Fenn .

WILLIAM FENN. I am toll-collector at Kilburn-priory gate . On the 26th of April the prisoner asked me to let him light his pipe - I said I had no fire; I went to speak to a gentleman, and saw him dart out of the toll-house -I ran and took him a hundred yards off; we found sixpence on him; the knife and other monies have not been found - there were four other persons, but three of them got away: I missed this property from the toll-house - it had been safe a minute before; we took the prisoner and one of his companions, who said."You had better give the gentleman the money," and I think the prisoner said,"I have not got it:" we detained his companion, but as I could not swear I saw him leave the toll-house, he was acquitted; the sixpence had no mark, and I cannot swear to it.

Prisoner. I did not go near the place, further than going straight on, and asked for a light. Witness. I went to take toll of a gentleman, turned my head, and saw him ran out of the house.

WILLIAM MILES . I am a Police-officer. I met the prisoner and three others running just by the priory gate- the prosecutor said he saw him runout of the toll-house and run away; I took the prisoner and another - I found sixpence on the prisoner; he said it was his own - I did not bear the other say any thing to him.

Prisoner's Defence. I said, "I believe I have sixpence, and that is all we have among us."


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Reference Numbert18300708-21

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1277. MICHAEL DUFFEY was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of December , 1 half-crown, 15 shillings, and 4 sixpences , the monies of Charles Garrett .

CHARLES GARRETT . I am a turner . On the 31st of December, in the afternoon, I met the prisoner and another - the prisoner asked me to go into a public-house, which I did; I was quite sober - I had not seen the prisoner before; Saunders was with him - the prisoner called for some gin and water: we all went into the house together - the other called for the gin and water, and paid for it: the other man, said he met a lady last night, and lent her 5l. to get a bonnet - the prisoner was there, and I am sure he heard it - we then went into the public-house, and had something to drink; I told him he would never see the bonnet nor the woman again - the other then said he had been to the Bank and received 800l.; the prisoner heard him say it - they both asked me if I had any money; I said I had: the prisoner asked me to pull it out and lay it on the table, which I did - it was 19s.6d.; the prisoner took it up and put it into the other one's hat, which was on the table; the prisoner then got up, and called me to the door - I went out with him, and when I returned the other man had run away with the money; it was a parlour we were in: when we got out into the street the prisoner said he was going to get change for a draft, and I left him - before he went away he told me to go back and look after the other one; I went, but the man and money were gone - I prosecuted that man in January last; all the money was gone, my hat and all - I had only 1 1/2d. left: I was at the door two or three minutes.

Prisoner. Q. Can you positively swear I am the man? A. Yes: I never saw you before nor since till now - I think I was an hour in your company; I did not tell my brother I would not come up, as I did not know you were the man.

COURT. Q. You had conversation with these two men? A. Yes, and with the prisoner at the door - I am sure he is the man.

CHARLES DAWSON . I am a Police-constable. On the day in question I saw the prisoner, the prosecutor, and the other man in the street; I am quite positive of the prisoner - I had known him some time: they went into the Frying Pan public-house, at the corner of Thrawl-street - there is a side door and a corner one: the prisoner and the prosecutor came to the door, and the other one (Saunders) came out at the side door, and turned down Thrawl-street - the prisoner went down Brick-lane and the prosecutor went into the house by himself; I went and asked him if he knew the persons; he said No, but one of them said he was a countryman of his - I took Saunders in company with the prisoner about a week afterwards, but the prisoner got away; I took the prisoner at Epsom races on the 27th of May - I was directed to look after him by the Judge on the last trial.

Prisoner. I was in custody on the 8th of March, but he did not appear against me. Witness. I believe he was, but I did not know it, and no one appeared against him.

Prisoner's Defence. I am quite innocent; the prosecutor's brother told my wife he would not appear, as he could not swear against me; he knew that I was in custody.

GUILTY . Aged 27. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-22
VerdictGuilty; Guilty

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1278. THOMAS LEWIS and JAMES WILTSHIRE were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of George Richard Phillips , from his person .

GEORGE RICHARD PHILLIPS . I was in Rupert-street on the 21st of June, between one and two o'clock; I felt the flap of my coat move - I looked round, and saw my

handkerchief on the ground; I heard Stop thief! called, and saw both the prisoners in custody across the street, but they might have taken the handkerchief; it had been in my pocket just before - this is it.

JOHN FOX. I am sexton of St. Ann's church. I was at the church, and saw the prosecutor go by - the prisoners and another person attempted to pick his pocket; I told the beadle, and we followed them through the market- when they got half way down Newport-market Wiltshire took the handkerchief from the prosecutor, and threw it to the other, but he did not take it; it fell on his arm, and then on the ground - I took Wiltshire, and the beadle took Lewis.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Where did you see them attempt the pocket first? A. At the church door; Wiltshire attempted it - I was eight or ten yards from them: I told the beadle, and we followed them - I am confident they attempted it; I did not take them - I did not know they were committing a felony: I told the beadle what I saw - he took up Lewis; he did not attempt to take Wiltshire - when I first saw them I did not know I had any business to take them; the other one escaped: Lewis was rather behind him, but he had his hand upon his shoulder, and the other one had a pipe in his mouth - they walked with the hand on the shoulder; I did not know Lewis before - he did not touch the handkerchief.

JOSHUA IVORY . I am the beadle. Fox spoke to me -I saw the three persons in company; I did not see any thing done till we got to Newport-street, when I saw Wiltshire draw the handkerchief from the prosecutor - he threw it to the other: it dropped on his arm, and then fell - I attempted to take Lewis, but he ran across; I sung out Stop thief! and he was stopped - the prosecutor turned, and took up the handkerchief.

Cross-examined. Q. What time of day was this? A. Between one and two o'clock; I did not see Wiltshire attempt the prosecutor's pocket before this.(Property produced and sworn to.)

LEWIS - GUILTY . Aged 19.


Transported for Fourteen Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-23
VerdictsGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1279. DORO FENN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 1 gold watch, value 15l.; 1 needle-case, value 5s.; 1 foreign order of St. Ann, of Russia, value 2s.; 1 pair of sheets, value 12s.; 2 pairs of pillow-cases, value 6s.; 14 napkins, value 20s.; 4 books, value 4s., and 1 portfolio, value 3s. , the goods of Henry John Chetwynd Talbot , Esq. , commonly called Viscount Ingestrie . Also for stealing, on the 4th of June , 13 books, value 3l.; 1 China vase, value 10s., and 2 China bottles, value 5s., the goods of His Grace, the Duke of Buccleugh ; to both of which indictments she pleaded GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years for each offence .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-24
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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1280. HENRY ANCION was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June , 2 bird-cages, value 2s., and 1 pigeon-feeder, value 1s. , the goods of John Roberts .

JOHN ROBERTS . I live at Camden-town . I missed two cages on the 2nd of June, and a pigeon-feeder on the 3rd, from an empty unfinished house; I had seen the prisoner lurking about that place on the night of the 1st of June, and on the night of the 3rd I went to the same place, and saw him and another running away - I took the prisoner, and this feeder dropped from him; a boy said he knew the prisoner, and stated where he lived - we went there, and found his father and mother lived there; I found these two cages, which I know are mine, and this feeder likewise.

WILLIAM PRICE. I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and have the property.

Prisoner's Defence. I do not deny taking the cages; I had a nest of birds, and being in want of cages for them I remembered seeing two exposed as if abandoned, on a heap of mould in the new building, and thinking they would answer my purpose, I, in the thoughtlessness of a desire to provide for my birds, took and cleaned and repaired them; they were quite exposed, and I had no felonious intention.

GUILTY . Aged 14. - Whipped and Discharged .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-25

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1281. WILLIAM BARRON was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 snuff-box, value 20s., the goods of Edward George Barrington , from his person .

EDWARD GEORGE BARRINGTON . I am in the army . On Saturday last I was in James-street, Covent-garden , between three and four o'clock in the day; I had a snuff-box in my left-hand coat pocket - I was walking with a friend, and a witness came after us, holding the prisoner by the collar, and asked if we had lost any thing; I felt, and missed my snuff-box - the witness desired the prisoner to take what he had out of his pocket, and he took out my snuff-box from his right-hand pocket.(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM SAUNDERS . I am a boot-maker. I was in a shop in James-street, and saw the prisoner behind the prosecutor and the other gentleman; I saw him take out this snuff-box from the prosecutor's pocket, with his right hand - I collared him, and took him to the gentleman: he had put the snuff-box into his right hand trousers pocket -I did not take the other lad.

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-26
VerdictNot Guilty

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1282. SAMUEL BENNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , 1 ass, price 30s., and 1 foal, price 15s ., the property of Mary, Dowager Countess of Harcourt .

MR. BULLOCK conducted the prosecution.

BENJAMIN PHILLIPS. I am one of the herdsmen of Windsor great park , and had the care of some asses. I missed one, and one foal on the 28th of June, which I had seen safe on the 24th, and knew them well; they were the property of the Countess of Harcourt - I believe there is no other Countess of Harcourt; Lord Harcourt died about the 17th of June - I know she is the wife of Lord Harcourt; I saw the asses again on the 29th of June - the constable of Hounslow came, and I saw them at that place; they were what I missed from the park - the prisoner was then in the cage; I asked him if he knew any thing of another ass; I spoke of these two asses, and he said he bought them of a man named Brooks; the prisoner is a labourer, and knew the park.

JOHN GATES . I put the two asses into the park on the 25th of April; I did not miss them till I saw them at Hounslow - they were Lady Harcourt's; she is Mary Countess of Harcourt.

JOHN MASON. I am a constable of Hounslow. Information was given to me, and I went to the blacksmith's shop where the asses were, on the 28th of June- I took them, and told the blacksmith he should not shoe them; the two witnesses saw them, and swore to them.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to a fair to sell combs, and such things - I met a man and his wife with these two donkeys and another; they said they wanted to sell them - one was 12s. and the other 5s.; we walked some distance, and I said I would give 10s. for one, and 5s. for the other - I then brought them to Hounslow to see if I could make a few shillings of them; I left them to be shod, and while they were there the constable went and took them - I sent a boy for them, and the man said he would put him in gaol; I went to him and said, "Who is the man who is going to take them?" and they took me before the Magistrate.

JOHN MASON . Colonel Clitherow committed him for trial at Clerkenwell, and it was moved here - he told me he bought them of Brooks, who was gone to Hartleyrow fair, and he wished his wife to go and find him; I do not know whether she went or not - he said at first that he bought them of Brooks: there is not such a person in Hounslow, I believe - I have made inquiries, and cannot find any one who knows him.


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Reference Numbert18300708-27

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1283. JOHN BATES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , 4 brushes, value 2s. , the goods of Nathaniel Marshall .

JOHN WADE. I am a carpenter. On the 25th of June I was near the prosecutor's shop, and saw the prisoner -I watched him, and he passed me three or four times; he then went to the shop door, and took the brushes from the post, put them under his apron, and walked away; I went, and took him about a hundred yards off- I found the brushes on him.

JOHN KNIGHT . I am a Police-constable, and have the property.

NATHANIEL MARSHALL. I keep the shop, and sell brushes ; these are mine, and hung on the post of my door.

Prisoner's Defence. I came to town to get some work - I was two days without any food or any thing but cold water.

GUILTY . Aged 65. - Confined Six Weeks .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-28
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1284. THOMAS BLACKER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 1 coat, value 1l.; 1 waistcoat, value 10s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 10s.; 1 seal, value 6d., and 1 handkerchief, value 6d. , the goods of Francis Little .

FRANCIS LITTLE . I am a coach-maker , in a small way - I sleep in a little room at the back of my shop, in Greyhound-yard ; a young man sleeps with me. On the 13th of June I was awoke about four o'clock - I got up directly, and went down Holborn to look for my clothes, which I missed from a box on the top of a chest of drawers; the key was in the box - I had seen all this property safe in the evening; I missed it all - the prisoner had occasionally slept there; I went to bed about one o'clock - he was not there then; there is a pair of folding doors at the entrance, and at the top there is a flap - whether he got over or opened the gates I cannot tell, but the key was in the lock; I found him at a quarter before one o'clock in the day, on the other side Templebar; he said, "Halloo, Frank!" I said, "Where have you been all night?" he said, "At Covent-garden;" I asked where he was about four o'clock - he said in Covent-garden - I said, "That is wrong, you have taken my things"- he said if I would go home with him he would make it all right at his place; just then the Policeman came up, and I gave charge of him - I had seen him the night before very much intoxicated; I believe when he came to my place it was not his intention to rob me - I never gave him authority to take my things; the seal and waistcoat were found on him at the watch-house - the coat he said he had sold to a Jew; we had the Jew up, and he said he had sold them again - I permitted the prisoner to do almost as he liked at my place.

EDWARD ASHFORD. I slept with the prosecutor - I was awoke about four o'clock that morning; I saw the prisoner retreating out of the room - he was near the box with his back towards it, as if turning from it; he got out - I then awoke the prosecutor; I had not seen the prisoner the night before, and do not know how he got in.

THOMAS BOUSE . I am a Police-constable. I took the prisoner on the 13th of June; this waistcoat was in his hat, and the seal in his pocket.

SAUL JOSEPHS . I am a shopman to Mr. Levy. I have a pair of trousers, which were brought by a young man; he was there but a few minutes - the prisoner does not look like the same man, he is not dressed the same; I think he is not the man - he had not this coat on; I was examined, but the prisoner was not there.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Six Weeks .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-29

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1285. JOHN ELLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 12 brushes, value 20s. , the goods of Francis Bescoby .

THOMAS BESCOBY. I am the brother of Francis Bescoby , an oil and colourman , of Stanhope-street . These brushes were in his shop, about nine o'clock in the evening- I saw the prisoner and a companion of his for five minutes- they both advanced on the step of the door, and one or the other took the brushes off, but I saw both their hands were on the brushes; I hurried round the counter, and walked very sharp after them - I turned a street, and saw them; the prisoner was rather ahead, but they were in company - the one behind looked round and saw me coming after them; I was not running, for I was not sure which had the brushes; but I saw the prisoner's shoulders rather bent, and suspected him - he ran off, and I ran after him; he threw these brushes behind him - he went up to a stationer's and I caught him.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. Are you the prosecutor? A. Yes; my name is Thomas Bescoby ; the property is my brother's - I am his servant; I cannot tell the date of this transaction - this was between the two lights, but I could distinguish their countenances; the shop is within two doors of Blackmoor-street - it is not a great thoroughfare; I did not say it was another man that took them - I will swear the prisoner touched them; his hand

was up - I was about three yards from the door; I could see very plainly to the door - we have a glass which comes to the side of the desk; there might be some persons near him, but I saw him fling something down - I was about half a dozen yards from him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at the corner of Blackmoor-street; I saw a man run from Stanhope-street, and turn into that street; a gentleman came out, and cried Stop thief! I followed, with twenty or thirty other persons - it was then dark; it was impossible for him to swear to any one; I was close to the man who dropped the brushes - they fell on my feet.

GUILTY . Aged 32. - Confined One Month .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-30

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1286. ELIZABETH BOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 1 sovereign, the monies of William Emmerson , from his person .

WILLIAM EMMERSON. I am a tailor . On the 13th of June, between five and six o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner in Tothill-street, Westminster - I had got up to take a walk; I was perfectly sober - I cannot say whether she spoke to me first, or I to her; but I asked her to go and have a glass of gin and milk, and she did; I paid for it, and then had a sovereign, a shilling, and a sixpence- we only stood at the bar: we came out, and I asked her to go and take a walk; she went home and got a shawl; we walked round York-row, and on to Arabella-row ; we staid there talking some time, when she started off, and I thought something was wrong - I felt in my pocket, and missed the sovereign, and every thing I had in my pocket- we had not stopped; we walked together by the water-side - I gave an alarm, and a Police-officer took her; I charged her with stealing a sovereign, a shilling, and a sixpence; she denied having any thing, in the presence of the officer - he searched her, and found the sovereign, a shilling, and a sixpence in her mouth; I had some buttons and a thimble in my pocket, which she also took - she threw the thimble away; the officer thrust open her month with a penny piece, and took the money out by force.

JOHN KENNY. I am an officer. The prosecutor charged the prisoner with robbing him - I stopped her and she threw the thimble down; I found 2d., and four buttons in her hand - she denied having any thing more; by her manner of speaking I thought she had something in her mouth - I told her to open it, but she would not; I opened her mouth, and found this sovereign, shilling and sixpence in it.(Thimble and button produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met my prosecutor - we went to a wine-vaults; we walked on the Broadway, and he asked me to go on the water with him; I said I could not go as I was - he went home with me, and waited at the street door while I got a shawl; we then went on as far as Pimlico - he said was not that a very pretty garden, and asked me to go down a passage, and to go into a shed with him; I did so - he gave me all he had, and afterwards asked me for the sovereign back again; I said nothing was freer than a gift, and would not give it him.

WILLIAM EMMERSON. I did not go into any shed with her - my coat was unbuttoned all the morning.

Prisoner. He said he had been out all night, and had not been to his wife since the Saturday.

JOHN KENNY. His wife said he had not been home since the Saturday morning.

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Transported for Life .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-31

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1287. JOHN CLUER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of George Smith , from his person .

GEORGE SMITH. I am a servant to the Duke of Buccleugh. On the 18th of June I was in Sydney's-alley, at the end of Coventry-street - I had a handkerchief in my pocket; I did not miss it, but a gentleman tapped me on the shoulder - I turned, and saw the prisoner in custody; I then missed my handkerchief from my pocket, and it was handed to me by a person in the crowd - this is it.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. Have you any other name? A. No - I do not know who gave me the handkerchief; I am sure it is mine - I had used it five minutes before.

BOLTON EDWARD STRITCH . I am an officer in the army. On the 18th of June I saw the prosecutor followed by the prisoner and two other young men; I saw the prisoner take up the prosecutor's pocket, and take the handkerchief - I took hold of him, and told the prosecutor; the prisoner swore he would do for me if I did not let him go - he got from me, but I took him again; he struggled and broke a window - the handkerchief fell from him; I could not pick it up, but I believe this is it.

Cross-examined. Q. What time was this? A. About half-past nine o'clock - there was light enough; there were several people there - he was walking abreast with two others, immadiately behind the prosecutor; I could not be mistaken in the person who took it - there was quite light enough; some shops were open - the prisoner threw down the handkerchief.

Prisoner. The two corner shops were shut up. Witness. Yes, they were - there were not two persons between the prisoner and me; I did not state that I saw two young men, who ran away - there were two with him; I did not say they went away - I did not notice; I did not say I would serve him out for it; he was very violent, he shoved me away, and I caught him again.

Prisoner's Defence. The witness allows two shops were shut, and is it likely he could distinguish me from two or three others, when there was no gas-light at the corner - he let me go, and a lady came out and said I broke the window; she caught hold of my coat, and then he took me again - I am quite innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-32

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1288. JOHN DAFFRON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , 1 watch, value 1l. , the goods of Thomas Tringham .

THOMAS TRINGHAM . I am a Police-constable , and have been so about two months - I lodge at Paddington in the same house with the prisoner; I went to bed at a quarter-past nine o'clock in the back room first floor, on the 28th of May - I took my watch out of my pocket, and put it on the mantel-piece - the prisoner slept in the same room, but not that night; he had been discharged from the Police the same day, at twelve o'clock, this was on a Friday- he slept that night in the watch-house; he came into the room while I was in bed, and took the watch - one of the mens' wives was sitting up to call her husband to go on

duty; she saw the prisoner come in, and she awoke me about ten minutes past eleven o'clock; my watch was then gone- I got up, put on my clothes, went with two other men, and found the prisoner in the New-road; I told him I missed my watch, and asked what he was in that room for - he said to get a book which he had in his basket; I told him I had missed my watch, and suspected him - he denied the charge; I told him I must take him into custody - he said he would go into custody, as well as any where else, as he had no where to go; I took him to the watch-house, and just as we got to the door, he said he hoped I would not prosecute him, but he had taken the watch, and produced it out of his trousers pocket - I never allowed him to take my watch, nor gave it him to clean; it had been cleaned three days before.

Prisoner. Q. You remember the 25th of May, when you and I had a little conversation, and I said I had cleaned some clocks? A. Yes - my watch was in my hand, and I said I had had it home cleaned; I did not ask you to look at it - you did not say it had no cap; I did tell the Magistrate I did not suspect you till I found you had packed up your things - I knew you had a basket; I do not know what you had to pack up; it took me rather better than half an hour to get up and go to the Angel and back; I did ask where you had been after you left the station, and you said at a public-house - I asked what public-house, and you said you did not choose to tell me; I do not know that you showed me the public-house - I did say if you would give me my watch I would not prosecute; I was not examined at the watch-house - I did not hear the serjeant or any one say, "If you don't mind what you are about, you won't get your expences;" after I got out of the witness' box, the serjeant stepped up - I do not know what the Magistrate said to him, nor what answer he made - I will swear I do not recollect it; he did say, "I have nothing further to say, but I wish to put the prosecutor right in his evidence."

Prisoner's Defence. On the 24th of May, being off duty, I was at the Duke of York public-house, opposite to where I live, and which house we use; I cleaned three clocks there, and on the next morning I told the prosecutor I should lay in bed that morning, having had something to drink - he asked me to look at his watch; I looked at it, and said, "It has no cap to it, but it has had one;" he said he supposed he must have lost it, and asked if I could get one: on the morning of the 28th I went up to the room - I found him in bed, and I believe asleep; I called him twice - he answered me the second time - I said, "Shall I take your watch?" he said Yes: I took it, and went to the public-house; I staid, I suppose, an hour and a quarter - I then left it on my way to town, and very shortly afterwards I met the prosecutor, who said, "You are wanted at the watch-house;" I did not know what for, but I returned with him - in going along he said, "Where have you been?" I said, "At the public-house here, on the green, but I don't know the sign;" in coming along I showed it to him - there were two Policemen at the watch-house; he did not speak to either of them, but said to me"Come up here, I want you;" I went with him about twenty yards up the street, and he said, "I want my watch- give it me, and I won't prosecute you:" I gave it him, and said, "What does all this mean?" he then took me, and gave this evidence.

GUILTY . Aged 33. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-33
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty

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1289. JAMES WARNER and JOHN LAWRENCE were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 4 pairs of shoes, value 20s. , the goods of Ralph Wilcoxon .

ANGELIOUS BETRAUN. I am an officer. On the 4th of June I was in Oxford-street, near Poland-street; I saw the two prisoners together - Warner had a bundle under his arm: when they saw me they separated, and turned down Poland-street, on different sides of the way - I followed behind some persons, and saw them join and go down Brewer-street, into a coffee-shop - I went in, and said to Warner, who still had the bundle, "I want you?" he was going to give the bundle to Lawrence, but I said, "Bring that with you - what have you here?" he said, "Boots which I brought from Ipswich, where I exchanged some pens and quills for them," and that be lived in Whitechapel; I said he must have given a good many for them - I then asked Lawrence what he knew of them; he said Nothing: I asked which way they had come from Ipswich - they said through Romford and Whitechapel; I asked why they did not leave them in Whitechapel - they said they had been up there to sell some pens and quills.

SAMUEL WELLS . I am servant to Mr. Ralph Wilcoxon . I can swear these are his shoes - they had been outside the shop: I think I had seen Warner before.

Lawrence's Defence. I was proceeding down Oxford-street on the 4th of June; Warner asked if I knew where there was a coffee-shop - I said Yes, and we walked on to one; the officer came and asked what he had in the bundle - he said shoes, but he would not satisfy him where he got them; he took us: I did not know what was in the bundle.

WARNER - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Three Months .


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-34

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1290. ELEANOR SWIFT was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , 1 pair of ear-rings, value 20s. , the goods of Thomas Curby .

THOMAS CURBY . I am a jeweller , and live in Frith-street, Soho . On the 25th of June the prisoner came to my shop, just before eight o'clock in the evening; she asked to see some ear-rings, which I showed her - from her strange behaviour I began to suspect that she did not mean to do right; I noticed that she shuffled them towards the edge of the counter, and in a minute or two, one pair went from the counter to a cushion which was there - I took further notice, and then they were gone altogether; I felt confident she must have them, as there was no other person in the shop but a friend, who was sitting down - I came round, took hold of her arm, and said, "You are a very pretty article to come here to rob me;" she called me a liar, and used some very desperate language - I took aside her shawl and saw these ear-rings under her ann; they then fell down - she had denied taking them, and at the time they fell she said she had not got them; she was very abusive, or I believe I should have been inclined to let her go.

JOHN BENTON . I am an officer. I produce the earrings - I found no money on the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-35
VerdictNot Guilty

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1291. LYDIA GOODEN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 5 pairs of trousers, value 20s. , the goods of William Cordell .

SOPHIA CORDELL . I work for Messrs. Levy and Moses- my husband's name is William. I had a bundle of cord to make into trousers - it was not cut out in the shape of trousers; the prisoner lodged in the two pair front room in the same house with me; her husband is a carpenter - this bundle had not been opened: I never saw it, but I missed one from ten or twelve bundles which I had.

ANN GRIFFITH. I am employed at the same work. On the 9th of June, in the afternoon, the prisoner came to me, and asked if I could make a pair of trousers - I said Yes; she said she would bring me some, and brought five pairs, but they were not cut out - I said, "You must work for some shop;" I made them into trousers.


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Reference Numbert18300708-36

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1292. CHARLES HARTAM was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 1 snuff-box, value 3l., the goods of John Augustus Thrupp , from his person .

JOHN AUGUSTUS THRUPP. I am a coach-maker . On the 8th of June, about five minutes past five o'clock, I was looking into a print-shop in St. James'-street , and felt something touch me - I put my hand to my pocket, and missed my snuff-box; I knew it must have been taken that moment - I felt the pocket of the next man to me, and then the second; I then walked on, and a person said he saw some one go very quick round the corner of Vigo-street - we saw the prisoner, and followed him, but at the top we missed him; we went to Piccadilly, and saw him again - I saw an officer, and we followed him on to Vine-street, where I seized him, and said, "You have my snuff-box;" he said, "Yes, I have" - I said, "Give it me;" he said, "Here it is:" the officer then came up and took him - he then said he had picked it up; it had been in my right-hand coat pocket.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Is it not possible you might have dropped it? A. No, it is impossible; I had had it in my hand just before, and if it had fallen on the stones I must have heard it - my hand had not been off my pocket a minute, as I am always suspicious of these places; I had been looking at some caricatures: there is a bruise on the snuff-box, from a fall.

JOHN WOOD . I am a clerk to a solicitor. I saw the prosecutor standing at the window; the prisoner and another came up - I had suspicion that the other was a thief; they pressed against me: I watched, and saw the prisoner take something out of the prosecutor's right-hand coat pocket, but I could not see what it was - I was confused, and did not take him; I followed him with the prosecutor into Piccadilly - the prosecutor took him, and asked for the box; he said, "I have it - here it is."

Cross-examined. Q.Were you present when he gave the prosecutor the box? A. Yes; I did not see the prosecutor search two other persons, to my recollection - he did feel one person's pocket, I believe, but he was not an instant about it.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up, and the prosecutor came to me at the corner of St. James'-court - I said, "I have picked one up," and he said it was his.

GUILTY . Aged 18. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-37
VerdictNot Guilty

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1293. JOSEPH MITCHELL and ELIAS MOSS were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 3s. , the goods of Robert Mollyner Pite .

ROBERT MOLLYNER PITE . On the 17th of June, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I called in the two prisoners to sell them some old clothes - they were in company together; they looked at the clothes, and Mitchell said, "I will give you 10s. for them;" there were three or four coats and some trousers; I said, "I will have nothing to do with you - you are a complete characteristic of a Jew; I will not sell them to you:" Moss said, "Will you sell them to me?" and I showed them to him - he hesitated some time, and I said, "I will give you this frockcoat in," which I then had on - he was feeling it for some time, and I saw him put his hand to the pocket, but did not recollect there was a handkerchief in it - as soon as they were gone I put on my coat, and missed the handkerchief; I put on my hat, and followed them - I took Moss, and said, "Have you my handkerchief?" he said, "I have not:" I said, "Your companion has;" Mitchell then took out my handkerchief, and said, "Is this it?" I said, "Yes, you know it;" I seized them both - Mitchell broke from me, and ran across the street, but an officer took him; Mitchell had not touched the coat

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. I believe you induced them to come into your shop? A. Certainly, I called them - I took the coat off, and Mitchell stood by: I saw Moss fumbling about - I had other things about the counter, and thought they were his object; I did not take them before they left my shop, because I was not certain.


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Reference Numbert18300708-38

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1294. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of June , 1 blanket, value 10s.; 2 sheets, value 18s., and 1 pillow-case, value 2s. , the goods of James Howard .

JAMES HOWARD . I keep the Coach and Horses public-house, Dover-street, Piccadilly . The prisoner came there on the afternoon of the 25th of June, and said he should want a bed for the night; he then went out, and returned about half-past ten o'clock - he went to bed, and came down about half-past nine the next morning, and said he should want the bed that night also - he had paid for the bed the night before: I thought he looked rather bulky, ran up stairs, and missed the sheets from the bed he had slept on; I came down, and ran out - I found him in Jermyn-street, collared him, and gave him in charge; we took him to the watch-house, and found the pillow-case in his pocket, the two sheets under his arms, and this blanket round his waist, under his trousers' band.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-39

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1295. FREDERICK HENRY was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of June , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of John Lawford , from his person .

JOHN MABSON. I am in partnership with Mr. John Lawford . I was walking with him on the 3rd of June, when the prisoner and another lad came behind him; the prisoner took up the flap of Mr. Lawford's coat, and took out the handkerchief - I saw him, but he did not observe me; I seized him, and kept him till the officer came - this is the handkerchief: the prosecutor is in Ireland.

JOHN DALY . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence, I was intoxicated, and knew nothing of the charge till the next morning.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Transported for Life .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-40
VerdictNot Guilty

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1296. JAMES HEDGES and JOHN PRITCHARD were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of January , 6 trowels, value 3s.; 1 brush, value 2s.; 2 hand-floats, value 1s.6d.; 2 cornice moulds, value 2s., and 2 cornice tools, value 6d. , the goods of William Allen .

WILLIAM ALLEN. I am a bricklayer and plasterer , and live at Ealing . On the 27th of January, or thereabouts, I was at a public-house, and had a great many tools in a basket; I went out to carry my wife some money - I returned in about an hour, and my tools were gone; I did not see either of the prisoners there, but I saw them on Sunday morning, when I was making inquiries for my tools, and I offered 5s. to any one who would bring them back; I got a search-warrant on the 22nd of June, and searched Hedges' house, where I found this brush - he was not at home: I found the other tools at Pritchard's, and he was not at home.


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Reference Numbert18300708-41

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1297. JAMES TYLER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 1 hat, value 5s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 2s.; 1 coat, value 20s.; 1 waistcoat, value 5s.: 1 pair of trousers, value 10s.; 1 handkerchief, value 3s., and 1 pair of braces, value 3d. , the goods of Thomas White .

THOMAS WHITE . I was a waiter at the Bricklayers' Arms , and the prisoner was a servant there; I slept in the same room with him. On the 1st of June I saw him going out of the room with my hat on; I called to him, but he was gone - I then got up, and missed these other things, which had been safe that morning; I went down, and told his master - other persons had gone through that room, but they were safe when they went out; I went and found the prisoner at Greenwich fair, with my shoes and hat - the other things are all gone: he said he had not had my things, I was a bl - y liar.

Prisoner's Defence. I asked the prosecutor to do my work, as I felt unwell, from the effects of drink; we had both been drinking the night before - I asked him to lend me his hat and shoes, which he agreed to do; being holy-day time I wanted to go out, as my master said I might go out at any time, if I could get the prosecutor to do my work - I went to the fair, and met the prosecutor, who accused me of robbing him; I said, "I have no property of yours but what you lent me;" he would not listen to any thing, but gave me in charge for stealing his coat, waistcoat, and trousers, besides the hat and shoes, which I solemnly declare he lent me - he offered to settle the affair with my mother if she would give him 3l. 10s.; I had got his situation, which he had lost through bad conduct, and he wanted to regain it.

THOMAS WHITE. There is no truth in what he states; I never lent him any thing, nor did he ever ask me - he went quite unknown to master.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Confined Three Months .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-42

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1298. WILLIAM KERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 4 shillings, and 1 penny , the monies of James Fruin .

JAMES FRUIN. I am a labourer , and lodged at Shepherd's-bush , in the same room with the prisoner. On the 30th of May I lost four shillings and a penny from my breeches pocket, which I had left on the box at half-past ten o'clock on the Sunday night, when I went to bed; the prisoner got up the next morning, and went out before I was up; two other men slept in the same room: when I got up I went out to work, and when I came home to breakfast I went to get the money to get some bread, and it was gone - I spoke about it, and the prisoner ran out directly at the back door; I pursued, and overtook him about a mile and a quarter off - I accused him of the robbery; he acknowledged it, and offered it me, but he was taken and sent to the Magistrate's.

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Confined One Month .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-43
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty; Not Guilty

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1299. JAMES McCARTHY and MICHAEL McCARTHY were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , 2 loaves of bread, value 1s.6d. , the goods of Samuel Eke ;

MICHAEL McCARTHY pleaded GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

SAMUEL EKE. I am a journeyman baker , in the employ of Mr. Nelson. On the 29th of May I lost two loaves of bread from my basket, near York-gate - I saw the prisoners near it, with one loaf each.


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1300. JAMES MAY was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Joshua Rawlinson , from his person .

JOSHUA RAWLINSON. I am a clerk in the City. On Sunday evening, the 13th of June, I was in the Edgware-road ; I felt a tug at my pocket, turned, and saw the prisoner putting something into his pocket - he ran off; I ran and pursued him; I gave him a thump with my umbrella; he ran among a flock of sheep, and as soon as they were gone, I saw my handkerchief on the ground, in the track he had run; I know it is mine.

Prisoner. There were plenty more boys. Witness. No, not near you.

Prisoner's Defence. This is the first time I was ever placed in a situation so distressing and grievous to myself and my parents; I have only to petition you will look on the circumstances of my case with merciful consideration; if I should be restored to my father, my future good conduct shall show that I am sensible of my past faults.

GUILTY . Aged 14. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
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1301. RICHARD JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 24 locks, value 50s. , the goods of John Harborne and another.

JAMES CONNOLLY. I am a servant to John Harborne and another - they live in Ormond-street , and are ironmongers and braziers . The prisoner came to the shop on the 31st of May, and asked the price of a four gallon cast iron tea-boiler - he staid some time, and then went out without buying any thing; I missed some locks from a shelf near which I was working - he had not quitted the shop two minutes; I went and found him with two other men; he had three parcels of locks in his possession -I seized him and another, and said, "Gentlemen, have I caught you?" they struggled and got away, leaving their

hats; I pursued, and gave charge of the prisoner - these are the locks; the other man had not been in the shop.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q.Are your masters in a large way of business? A. Yes; they both serve in the shop - the prisoner was taken into the back wareroom; I returned to work - he could have taken the locks when my back was towards him, taking the steps to show him the boilers - I was not above four feet from him; there were one hundred bundles of this description - I had seen these three minutes before on a small square shelf by themselves; I know it was full as we went into the wareroom, and as soon as he was gone it was empty; there was no other person in the shop.

Prisoner's Defence. The witness came to the door with me; I went to May-fair and he came up - there were two or three men at the corner - one of them had a basket of strawberries; I know no more about them.

GUILTY . Aged 27. - Transported for Seven Years .

Fifth Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

8th July 1830
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1302. DANIEL NEAL was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 18 gallons of porter, value 29s., the goods of William Fraser , his master .

WILLIAM FRASER. I keep the Seven Stars in Brick-lane . On the 31st of May the prisoner was in my employ; there is a family named Piercy, in Church-street, Spitalfields - I booked that family as customers of mine by his direction - here is "Piercy" in my own hand-writing, and the figures are my wife's; he gave me the name about six months since - he has paid as much as 10s. at a time off their account; I found on inquiry that Piercy had never dealt with me - the name is here in different parts of the book; here is a running account - the prisoner was my pot-boy - he told me from time to time he had delivered beer to that amount to that family; I used to send in the bill every Monday - after he was in custody I got an explanation from Mrs. Piercy that he had never served her with beer at all; I told him of it - he made no answer.

Prisoner. I never booked the name of Piercy, only the number of the house. Witness. When he came to live with me twelve months ago I did not serve any one in that house - he afterwards gave me the number of the house, and then the name of the persons.

Prisoner. He came by the house one day and saw the name. Witness. No; he had told me Pierce - I came by one day, saw Piercy, and told him of it.

ELIZABETH FRASER . I am the prosecutor's wife. I never received any part of the balance that is due - I have heard him mention the name of Piercy; here is eighteen gallons owing from them.

AUGUSTUS PIERCY. I am son of Mrs. Piercy, of No. 28, Church-street. There is a family named Rogers in the same house; my mother was never a customer of the prosecutor's - we never had been from there; I always gave orders for beer.

JOHN TAYLOR. I am porter to a hot-presser. I met the prisoner on Whit-Monday, at twelve o'clock - he said he was going to leave his place, that he had committed a forgery for 10l., and he should go directly he had left his dinner beer, if he did not he should be taken - he went out at the back door; I bolted it after him, and told Mr. Fraser he was gone.

Prisoner. Q. Did you bolt the door after me? A. Yes; I was smoking my pipe in the tap-room - you said you were going out at the back door, and I went, found it open, and shut it.

MR. FRASER re-examined. Q.What time did you tell Mr. Piercy of it? A.As soon as he was gone; I took the prisoner afterwards.

WILLIAM GRAHAM . I am a Police-officer. I went and found the prisoner in custody; the prosecutor said he had robbed him - he asked if he had not committed a forgery for 10l.; he said that had nothing to do with him; he said, "Then tell me to what amount you have robbed me?" he said not more than 2l. that he knew of - I took him to the station-house, and found on him two bills for beer.

WILLIAM FRASER re-examined. Q.Can you say that he was taking out beer to deliver to Piercy? A.Not to my knowledge: I or my wife used to give him the beer, and when he returned he used to give an account of what he had done with it, and what he gave verbally was put down; I am certain that I have served him with beer to take to Piercy, under an idea that they were my customers.

Prisoner. I have paid him money off the bills that I took out; he used to tell me, "I shall always look to you for the money."

WILLIAM FRASER. That was only customers who paid.

Prisoner. I used to give credit to customers when he would not; all the beer I used to book he used to look to me for the money, for I only booked No. 28 for a few days.

GUILTY . Aged 26. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

8th July 1830
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1303. MICHAEL PIGGOT was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 10 handkerchiefs, value 30s. , the goods of William Perry .

WILLIAM PERRY. I am a hosier , and live in Oxford-street . On Tuesday evening, the 15th of June, I selected from my stock ten silk handkerchiefs, and placed them on the counter to take the next morning to a customer - I saw them safe at nine o'clock in the morning, and at twelve a witness called and asked if I had lost any thing - I then looked, and missed them; these are them; I am certain they are mine; they have no shop mark - I know them by the pattern; they are tied together with a piece of string round them.

JAMES BALFOUR. I went to the prosecutor's, and asked if he had lost any thing - I saw the prisoner and another boy pass me, and try to pick a gentleman's pocket - I did not see them go to the shop, but in a few minutes the prisoner ran by me very fast with something concealed under his coat; I ran after him from the corner of Percy-place, where I was waiting for a gentleman who was gone into a house in Deane-street, St. Giles, and there I stopped him with these ten handkerchiefs under his arm - I gave him into custody.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. You say you saw me attempt to pick a gentleman's pocket. Witness. Yes; I did not take you because I thought some of the Policemen would see you- I once interfered in a case like that, and nearly got killed; I did not see you pick the handkerchiefs up - I was on the opposite side to the prosecutor's.

Prisoner. I picked them up, he tried to get them, and said, "Don't you mean to give me any of them?" I said No - he ran after me with the Policeman and tried Stop thief! Witness. It was a very dirty morning, and the handkerchiefs were clean.

THOMAS CANNON. I took the prisoner - he told me he picked them up at the back of Oxford-street, near Soho-square; and a second time he said he picked them up in Oxford-street - he gave two different accounts.

Prisoner. The prosecutor brought a pattern of one green one, and said he had no other pattern. Witness I have been to the prosecutor's, and saw the same pattern.

WILLIAM PERRY. I took patterns of all but two of them.

Prisoner. That man is trying to false swear my life away.

GUILTY . Aged 16. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-48

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1304. WILLIAM DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 1 coral necklace, value 5s., the goods of Philip Simpson , from the person of Rosetta Simpson .

ANN SIMPSON . I am the wife of Philip Simpson - my daughter Rosetta is six months old. I had her in my arms on the 13th of June - she had a coral necklace on her neck, and it was taken from her; I saw the prisoner's hand over the child's shoulder, and he snatched it away, but I did not see his face - the Policeman has the necklace; this is it - I know it by this piece of crape, which is to it.

GEORGE ADAMS. I am a Policeman. There was a riot in William-street , and the prosecutrix was looking on- I went to separate two men who were fighting, and heard the prosecutrix call out "Stop thief! my child's necklace" - I saw the prisoner running, and pursued him to Nassan-street; I then called Stop thief! and a man caught him in another street - I came up, and found 1d. in his left-hand pocket, and the necklace between his body and his wrist; I brought him back - he said he had picked it up in William-street; I do not think it was three minutes before I took him - he was about twenty yards from the woman when I first saw him running; two persons attempted to stop him, but he got on one side- this is the necklace.

GUILTY . Aged 12. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-49

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1305. JAMES HOWES was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 5 gouges, value 1s.; 3 guages, value 1s.; 5 chisels, value 2s.; 1 oil-stone, value 1s.; 1 wooden rule, value 1s.; 1 hammer, value 9d.; 2 punches, value 4d.; 4 brad-awls, value 4d., and 1 trying-square, value 6d., the goods of Richard Hoare ; and 4 dog-irons, value 4s. , the goods of George Harrison .

RICHARD HOARE . I am a journeyman carpenter . On the 31st of May I lost the tools mentioned, which I had left on the Saturday evening in the attic at the Marquis of Tavistock's house - the house was not finished; these are the tools - I saw them at Bow-street; these brad-awls have my name on them, and I know the other- I lost the same number of things which were found; I know nothing of the prisoner.

GEORGE VICK . I am foreman of the joiners at that building. On Whit-Monday I heard these things were gone, and on the Tuesday I went and missed four dog-irons belonging to George Harrison - these are them; I had them made, and know these are them - I had given them out a few days before.

THOMAS TRINDER . I belonged to the Police, and on that morning, at a quarter-past four o'clock, I was on duty, and saw the prisoner coming down Carlton-terrace, opposite the Marquis' house with this basket of tools; I said, "What are you going to do with them?" he said,"To take them to some place;" I took him to the watch-house.

Prisoner. I told him a man, named Clark, told me to bring them. Witness. He did so, but I thought it was a very unseasonable hour - I went to Clark, who came and said he knew him, but he had not commissioned him to get any tools; he lived near Middlesex-hospital.

Prisoner's Defence. The man gave me 1s. to take the tools, and go forward - he said he would overtake me.

GUILTY . Aged 57. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-50
VerdictNot Guilty

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1306. DAVID HUTCHINS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , 12 prints, value 30s., the goods of Charles Joseph Hullmandel , his master .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

CHARLES JOSEPH HULLMANDEL . I live in Great Marlborough-street , and am a lithographic printer . The prisoner was in my employ, and his business was to press prints ; he had no right to take any away - in consequence of what I heard I sent Mr. Williams to buy some; I found they were some of my own - some had been published and some had not.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. How do you know they had not? A. They had not got the printing under them, without which they never leave our house; some similar to these had been sent out - I do not sell any myself; I had not sent any out, but the proofs to the proprietors - the prisoner had been two years and a half in my service; I have three other persons in my employ; these prints must have passed through their hands - the printers deliver them to the prisoner; some spoiled prints have been given to the prisoner, but these are not spoiled - Lascelles and Tupp have given the prisoner prints, but not to take out, only to stick up in the shop; I certainly should object to their taking them out.

COURT. Q. Do you give leave generally? A. Yes, when a print is spoiled - these are worth about 30s.

WILLIAM SMITH WILLIAMS. I am in the employ of the prosecutor. I went to Mr. Parry's and bought these prints for 7s.; he is a wood turner - I should think they would have sold for 20s. or 25s.

JOHN PARRY . I am a wood turner, and live in George-street. I bought some engravings of the prisoner which he said were spoiled, and he left some others when I was not there - I will pick out what I bought of him as near as I can; here are four - I sold the witness some which I bought of the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. He sold you prints which he said had been spoiled? A. Yes - I think these are what I bought; I had not two of a kind of any of them - I live nearly half a mile from the prosecutor; I did not know the prisoner worked there - I have been there since the examination but not before; I did not know where he

lived - I gave sixpence a piece for those I bought; I sold one of them for 1s. - I never dealt in prints before; I was never in custody - I went with the witness to the prosecutor, and then to the office.

THOMAS CLEMENTS . I took the prisoner; he said these prints were given him by the printers - I asked by what printer; he said several, but he did not name any one - he said he had given some to Parry in George-street, which led me to the house.

DOMINIC KERSHAW . I am a printer in the service of the prosecutor. I gave the prisoner one or two of these prints - I gave him one like this of Mrs. Siddons; they were damaged and good for nothing - this is not damaged; I never gave him one that was not damaged.

COURT. Q. Did you give him that print? A. I cannot say - I gave him one like that.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Is this a damaged print? A. It has some dirt on the back.

COURT. Q. Can you swear you gave him that? A. No, nor that I did not; there is no damage on this - I gave him one like this; it was damaged, but this is dirty on the back - we sometimes call that a damage, and give it away.

MR. BARRY. Q. If it was dirty, as it is now, you might have given it away? A. Yes.

WILLIAM SMITH WILLIAMS re-examined. Q.Has this of Mrs. Siddons any damage on it? A. I can only say, from my own judgment, I see no damage on it.

Prisoner's Defence. Some of these were given to me by Lascelles, and some by Kershaw - these are two which Dominic gave me, one a portrait, and the other a landscape.

DOMINIC KERSHAW. I gave him a landscape of Benares, but I do not know whether it was this or not - I did not give it to him to take out of the house.

COURT. Q. Is this one damaged? A. No - the one I gave him was darker than this.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-51

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1307. ALEXANDER KEMBLE was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 1 half-crown, the money of Samuel Willougbby , from the person of Edith, his wife .

EDITH WILLOUGHBY . I am the wife of Samuel Willoughby . I lost a half-crown, on the 5th of June, as I was on the coach near Belfont-end - I had seen the prisoner, about a quarter of an hour before, with his right arm hanging to the back of the coach; this was about twelve o'clock in the day - I merely saw him there about a quarter of an hour before the coach stopped at the Coach and Horses, near Brentford; I did not see him get off - I saw him afterwards; an Excise-officer came, and asked me if I had a pocket on - I said I had; he asked if I had lost any thing - I said I did not know; I looked at my clothes, found them cut, and a half-crown taken from my pocket - I then looked round, and saw the prisoner about two hundred yards off; I said, "That is the young man who was behind the coach" - he was taken, and the half-crown found in his hand; my pocket was cut quite through, but no part taken away.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You had seen the prisoner a quarter of an hour before? A. Yes, but I had lost sight of him.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am an Excise-officer. I was coming from Brentford, and saw the prisoner hanging with his right arm to the coach, and his left hand up against the woman's clothes - he seemed to move it; he saw me, I believe, and put something to his mouth - I ran after him, and saw him turn; he sat down on the irons, and then put his right hand to the prosecutrix's clothes - I ran, and when the coach stopped, I saw her clothes were cut; the prisoner was in sight, and she said, "That young man was behind;" I ran with another man, and we took him near the bridge - he had a large clasp-knife, and this half-crown was in his hand; a little boy told me he had it in his right-hand, and it was so - he had denied having any thing on him but 2s., which he had; the constable found the knife on him - he is not here; he took the knife from him at the office at Bow-street - I should think it was not sharp enough to cut the clothes.

EDITH WILLOUGHBY re-examined. Q.What was cut? A. My gown, petticoat, and pocket; he showed the knife, and said, "That is the only knife I had."

COURT. Q. Had you had your half-crown in your pocket? A. Yes, about half an hour before I saw the prisoner; it was loose in my pocket, and had been given me three hours before by my mother - I did not see any other person behind the coach; my sister sat on one side of me, and a young man on the other - my sister's clothes were cut in three places: the young man who was sitting was on my left-hand side, and my clothes were cut on my right side, and my sister's on the left.

MR. BARRY to WILLIAM TAYLOR. Q. Have you not seen boys and men hanging behind a coach? A. Yes, but the prisoner's arms were through the irons at the top - he was hanging with his arm to the iron, and his left hand was up to her clothes; it was not pressing against her - I thought he was going to cut her clothes, from the position he was in, and from his hand moving; as soon as the cry of Stop thief! was raised he ran away - I suppose ten minutes had elapsed from the time I first saw him till the coach stopped; she did not get down - the coach stopped to change horses.

GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Life .

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Reference Numbert18300708-52

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1308. JOHN RICHARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June , 1 parasol, value 6s.; 1 cloak, value 7s.; 1 shawl, value 7s., and 1 linen collar, value 6d. , the goods of Margaret Crawley .

MARGARET CRAWLEY. I am a widow . On the 2nd of June I lost a cloak, a parasol, and a shawl, from my front parlour in Crown-street, St. Giles' - I did not see them taken; I went over the way for half a pint of beer, and the young woman who gave me the beer saw the prisoner - she ran and took the articles from him: these are them - they are mine.

JOHN HENDERSON . On the 2nd of June I heard a cry of Stop thief! the prisoner ran past me with this property- a young woman was pursuing him at the end of the street, and I took him.

MARY STACEY. I saw the prisoner go cut of the prosecutrix's house with these things - I pursued, and saw him stopped in five or ten minutes; these are the things I took from him.

GUILTY . Aged 25. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-53

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1309 EDWARD STOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , 1 watch, value 17s.; 1 watch-chain, value 1s.; 3 seals, value 1s. 6d., and 1 watch-key, value 6d. , the goods of William Mottram .

WILLIAM MOTTRAM . On the 18th of March I lost a silver watch from my back workshop; I had seen it perhaps half an hour before, when I called in my apprentice-boy to his dinner, it was hanging there, and in about half an hour it was gone; the prisoner (who was my servant ) left me that day, and I did not see him again till the 17th of June.

FRANCIS BROWN. I took the prisoner on the 17th of June; he said he took the watch and pawned it at Mr. Sowerby's - I found it there.

JOHN BURBIDGE. I am in the service of Mr. Sowerby, a pawnbroker. I have a watch, pawned by a man, on the 18th of March, but I do not know the person.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Transported for Seven Years .

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1310. HENRY SHURLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 3 lbs. of ham, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Hastings .

THOMAS HASTINGS. I am a cheesemonger , and live in Hoxton Old-town . On the 31st of May I was in my back room, and saw three persons come into my shop at a quarter before ten o'clock at night; two of them came in first, and while they were being served the prisoner came in, took this ham-bone, and made off - I stopped in the shop till the others were gone; they said, "He is gone to the left," but I knew he was gone to the right; as soon as they were gone I put off my white coat and apron, and put on a dark coat; I then went across the road, and soon afterwards I saw the prisoner with my ham-bone, and the others were standing close by him.

DANIEL WEST. I am a Police-constable. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house.

ANN HASTINGS . I am the prosecutor's wife. I cannot be certain it was the prisoner who came into our shop.

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing the prosecutor's shop, and three young men came out, one having a hambone in his hand - they went on before me, and (I suppose, thinking they were pursued) the one who had the ham dropped it, and they all ran away; I picked it up, intending to restore it to the owner, whoever he might be - I was seized and charged with stealing it; the prosecutor states that he observed the three young men in the shop through the window of the back room, where he was sitting, and yet takes upon himself to swear I was one.

DANIEL WEST . The prisoner denied having it in his possession; the prosecutor had it, but did not say how he got it.

THOMAS HASTINGS re-examined. Q. Did he tell you he had picked it up? A. No, he said he had no ham-bone; I gave him a good shake, and it fell from under his coat -I did see him through a window, but I am certain he is the person.

Prisoner. I said, "I have not got it - there lies the ham." Witness. No, he threw it down after I shook him.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Confined Three Months .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-55
VerdictNot Guilty

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1311. MARGARET FRANCES SCULLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 1 silver seal, value 2s.; 2 shillings, 1 sixpence, one 3d. piece, and 1 handkerchief, value 3d. , the property of Thomas Griffiths .

THOMAS GRIEFITHS. I am a soldier . On the 1st of June the prisoner came into a house where I was, in Bainbridge-street, St. Giles' - I was with another woman; I afterwards went to search for that other woman, and saw the prisoner again at a potatoe-shop; she asked me for some gin - I put my hand into my pocket, and had all this property safe; I put it into my left hand - I was feeling for some money in my other pocket, and the prisoner took these from my left hand: the handkerchief was in my bosom - I cannot swear whether she took that, but I am positive she took the other; I had never seen her before -I was looking after the other woman; she had taken something from me - I did not see the prisoner again till she was in custody.

Prisoner. He gave me the money, and the seal to pawn. Witness. No, I did not - she never returned.

JOSEPH COLE. I am a Police-constable. I took the prisoner on the prosecutor's complaint the next morning; she said he gave them her to go and pawn - they were old coins; she gave me the seal, and told me where she had taken the coin to.

LAUNCELOT WILD . I have the coins, which the prisoner brought to me on the 1st of June; I weighed them, and thought she wanted to sell them; she then produced the seal- I said, "I would not advise you to sell that, as it may be of use to some person;" I stood some time, and then asked her what she was waiting for; she said for the ticket - I said, "I cannot lend that money on them which I gave you; but take the money, and if the person don't like it, bring it back;" this was about five o'clock, and the next morning she came with the officer.

Prisoner. I returned back with the money, and he told me to get some gin with it - he gave me the money, and drank part of the gin.

THOMAS GRIFFITHS . No, you did not come back; I never saw you again, and did not send you with them.

JOSEPH COLE. She told me the soldier gave her the money to go and pawn.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-56
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine

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1312. SARAH SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , 1 umbrella, value 3s. , the goods of James Griffiths .

JAMES GRIFFITHS . I am a brewer . On the 31st of May I hung my umbrella on the rails of a wine-vaults, and the prisoner took it - she put it under her cloak; I followed, and took her.

Prisoner. I left my own umbrella there. Witness. Not that I know of.

DAVID GEORGE ALDERSON . I went to No. 19, Paradise-street; I found the prosecutor and the prisoner there- I took her; she said she did it through distress, and hoped I would not take her up.

One witness gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 65.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-57

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1313. JOANNA WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of July , 1 coat, value 3s.; 1 handkerchief, value 6d., and 1 pair of gloves, value 6d. , the goods of Thomas Jordan .

THOMAS JORDAN . I lost a coat, a handkerchief, and a pair of gloves, from the Cape of Good Hope, public-house, in Devonshire-mews ; they were on the settle by my side, in the tap-room - the prisoner and two women came in, and stopped half an hour; as soon as they were all gone I missed the things - these are them.

SAMUEL EDGE . I am an officer. I produce these articles, which I got from the prosecutor; he had the prisoner, and charged her with taking them - she begged to be forgiven, but said she did not take them away.

THOMAS JORDAN. I followed her, and overtook her in Devonshire-street - the wind blew her cloak aside, and I saw the coat; I took her back - the handkerchief and gloves were in the pocket.

Prisoner. I was very much distressed, and these women said they would give me something to eat - this coat laid in the yard, and I put it on to defend myself from the rain; I had no cloak on.

THOMAS JORDAN . Yes, she had the coat on, and the cloak over it.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-58
VerdictNot Guilty

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1314. MARY WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of June , 1 tea-pot, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Dennis Edgeller .

MARIA EDGELLER . I am the wife of Dennis Edgeller . I lost a tea-pot, on the 22nd of June, from my shop window in George-street, Sloane-square ; I had seen it about seven o'clock, and missed it about half-past seven - I saw it again about ten; this is it: it has no particular mark, but I believe it to be mine - I see no difference.

EDWARD FLAHARTY . I took the prisoner on the 22nd of June, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning - I found this tea-pot under her shawl; she said her mother gave it her half an hour before - I asked where her mother lived, and she took me to the place, but her mother was not there; she came in about half an hour - I took the prisoner to Queen-square, and the mother said it was her own.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-59
VerdictGuilty > theft under 100s

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Second Middlesex Jury - Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1315. SARAH PEPPERILL was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , 9 sovereigns, the monies of William Mantle , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM MANTLE . I keep the Catherine-wheel public-house, at New Brentford . The prisoner was about two months in my service - I had no other servant ; this money was in a purse which was locked up in a drawer in my bed-room - the key of the drawer hung in a cupboard in the bar; nobody could get to it but my wife and myself - the cupboard was not locked; we never left the bar together - the prisoner had access to it; on going up stairs on the 14th of April I missed nine sovereigns out of the purse - the drawer was still locked; I had seen the money safe a fortnight or three weeks before - I told my wife, and about four days after the prisoner had every thing on new that she wore; I had not mentioned my loss to her - I then asked how she got those new clothes, and after some hesitation, she said she found 5l. in silver and two sovereigns by Captain Thompson's steps in a purse; his house is twenty or thirty yards from mine - I asked when she found them; she said one afternoon when she went out with the child - we sent for her mother, who said we might feel satisfied that she had found the money, but she had more than 7l. for she had given her 1l. besides what she had bought the clothes with; she was backwards and forwards while her mother said this - her wages were 5l. a year; we paid her 4s. 6d. a fortnight or three weeks before, as she asked for money to buy a pair of shoes - her mother said she knew a Mrs. Carrington had lost the purse of money; I have been to Mrs. Carrington and find there is no foundation for that; nobody but the prisoner ever went into the bed-room - there is only one child; the beadle tried the key of her box to my drawer, and it opened it and locked it quite as well as mine - they are both alike; I did not lose the purse.

WILLIAM DURBAN . I am constable of Brentford. I took the prisoner in charge and tried the key of her box, which opened the prosecutor's drawer; she gave a purse up to Mr. Clayton, the Magistrate - there was no money in it; I cried the purse, and a gentleman named Powell informed me that about Lady-day he lost a purse with about 9l. in it; he lives at Brentford-butts, not far from Mr. Thompson's - he is not here; I have known the prisoner five years, and never knew any harm of her.

WILLIAM MANTLE . The purse was tried before the Magistrate, and will not hold 5l. in silver and two sovereigns.

Prisoners' Defence. I found the purse on Lady-day as I was going to my mother's; there was 8l. 7s. in it -I gave my mother 7l. 2s. and kept 25s., and bought some new things; on the 17th of April my master said I had torn a shirt - I asked if he could prove his words; he asked if I could prove how I came by my new clothes -I told him I found that money; my mother asked if he had lost any thing - he said No, that he had suspicion of my being dishonest; I left the place as mistress was always throwing this in my face - I asked master to search my box, he would not, and said he would give me a character, - on Wednesday he had me apprehended; I can prove he said he did not know whether he had lost any money or not - the people would come forward if they knew when I was to be tried; a letter was sent abroad to a gentleman who had lost some money, and master said if he could not hurt me for that, he would for damage I had done, that he had not lost money but would swear he had for spite - he takes in tramps of all sorts to lodge there, and his keys are always about.

WILLIAM MANTLE. We have had no quarrel whatever; I was continually losing things while she was in my house.

JURY to WILLIAM DURBAN . Q. Did the prosecutor give any contradictory statement before the Magistrate? A. I do not recollect that he did.

GUILTY (of stealing, to the value of 99s. only .) Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Before Mr. Baron Garrow .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-60
VerdictNot Guilty

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1316. ROBERT MURLESS was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Whitsed , on the 16th of April , and stealing therein 1 muffineer, value 3l.; 3 silver spoons, value 8s.; 1 butter-knife, value 12s., and 1 silver label, value 4s., his property .

The prisoner was indicted last Session with William Harper , but was too indisposed to take his trial; the same facts were deposed to as on Harper's trial, for which see 5th Session, page 497.


Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-61
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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1317. CHARLES WELLS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 1 watch, value 22l.; 2 seals, value 8l.; 1 ring, value 1l., and 1 watch-guard, value 1s., the goods of George Toth , in his dwelling-house .

GEORGE TOTH. I am a furrier , and live in Wilderness-row, St. John, Clerkenwell - the prisoner had been about three weeks in my service. On Monday morning, the 7th of June, about nine o'clock, I went out, leaving him at home alone; I told him to clean the windows, and I should soon be back - I had not given him leave to go from home, and expected to find him there on my return; I left a watch hanging on the left-hand side of the window - he was in the room; I returned in about an hour, and he was absent - the door was unlocked, and my watch gone; it was gold, and worth 22l. - I paid that for it - it was quite new; there were two seals worth 8l., a ring, and guard -I have not found any of the property - I went with a Police-officer to look for him the same day, but did not find him; I went next day with the officer to Deptford - there was a fair there that day; I found him at the fair on a donkey; and gave him into custody - I said nothing to him nor he to me.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. Of what does your family consist? A. I am single - he was my only servant ; I am only a lodger - my landlord has a wife and three children - he lives in the house, and keeps it; a person named Kemp works for me, and was at the house that morning - she went away before me; I have other work people, but nobody else was there that morning while I was at home; if they had come they would be in my part of the house; Kemp's brother is a Police-officer; I never lent the watch to her.

JOSEPH PLUMMER. I have known the prisoner some time. On Monday evening, the 7th of June, I went with the Policeman - I had heard of the robbery: on the Tuesday afternoon, about twelve o'clock, I went by myself into old Fleet-market, and met the prisoner: I said, "Charley, have you been home yet?" he said Yes; I said, "You have stolen your master's watch?" he said, "Go on with you;" I asked if he had pawned the watch, and if he had, to give me the ticket - he said he had not pawned it, but sold it, but he had not got the posh (which means money) yet; I wished him to come home with me - he would not; I then told him the Policemen were after him, and if he would come home with me, and give his master his property, he would not be hurt; but if not, his master said he would prosecute him; he said it was a lie - I told him his mother was fretting about him; he said, "Tell my mother not to fret, for I am going out of town, and shall not see her any more;" I asked if he was going to give me any thing to drink; he said, "Don't I tell you I have not got the posh yet;" I said, "Well, Charley, when shall I see you again?" he said, "You won't see me any more, for I am going out of town;" he said, "Good bye Joe;" I said, "Good bye Charley;" that is all I recollect.

Cross-examined. Q. You understand what posh means very well? A. Yes; I live with my parents; I was never turned out of doors by my mother for bad behaviour; I have been in the workhouse, and left there suddenly - I was never in the Penitentiary, nor in custody.

WILLIAM EDMEADS. I live at No. 53, St. John-square, and know the prisoner. On Monday morning, the 7th of June, he came to my house about a quarter-past nine o'clock, and told me he had got a place for me as errandboy at a bookbinder's in Long-lane - I was out of place, and left my mother's house with him; when I got out, he told me he did not mean that, but that he had left his master, and if I had a mind I might go after that place; I went with him down Benjamin-street and Peter-street, Saffron-hill he told me to go on; I waited for him at the end of Holborn for about five minutes, and then he came to me again - we strolled about together, then went down to Deptford to see the fair, and staid there till six o'clock in the evening, returned home together, and slept at a peppermint shop in Field-lane; got up at four o'clock in the morning, strolled about till ten, and then I waited for him in old Fleet-market till about two - he then went away, and came to me again; he told me he had been to his aunt's, and gave me 15s. to mind for him; he said I might spend some of it if I had a mind; I asked where he got it; he said, "Never mind that;" we went on the road to Deptford again, and met a boy by the Halfway-house with a donkey - we paid him 4 1/2d. for halfpenny rides till we got almost down there, and then paid him 2d. to go to Deptford - he had just entered the fair on the donkey when he was taken; I had about 13s. of the money then, and I walked away.

Cross-examined. Q. He made no attempt to run away? A. No; he was taken off the donkey.

GEORGE WRIGHT . I am a Police-constable. On Monday, the 7th of June, about seven o'clock in the evening, I heard of the robbery, and in consequence of information on Tuesday I went to Deptford fair; the prosecutor went the back road, and I the high-road, that if either of us met him we might secure him - the prisoner's father, Mr. Wells, went with me; I found the prisoner in the fair about half-past five o'clock that afternoon - the prosecutor had then joined me; I had been round the booths, and when I saw the prisoner he was in the hands of Mr. Toth, in a booth, where we had agreed to meet - he was delivered to me, and I asked him if he knew me - I had my private clothes on; he said he did not - I told him I was a Police-constable, and must take him in charge; I brought him to London, and between Rotherhithe and Deptford he wanted to walk quite alone- I said, "No, you can walk with me, but it will not be seen that you are a prisoner - you can take hold of my arm - he then said to me, "If I was to tell you where the watch is, will you let me go?" I had before that asked if he had got his master's watch - he said No; I said I could not let him go if he told me where it was,

and when we got to the foot of Tooley-street there was a great crowd - I said, "You must now let me take hold of your arm;" he said, "If I tell you where the watch is, shall I be hunt?" I said it would be best for him to hold his tongue, for I could not render him any assistance - I said if the watch was found, in all probability it would be better for him; that was all - I searched him at Deptford, and asked what money he had - he said he had none at all, that he was very hungry, and wanted something to eat, but I found two half-crowns and a sixpence on him - I said, "How did you get possession of this money?" he said he had borrowed 9s. of a boy over Blackfriars-bridge - I asked who the boy was; he said he did not know, but he used to be acquainted with him, and did not know where he lived - I found 10s. 6d. on Edmunds, which I have here.

GEORGE TOTH . He had been a very short time in my service, and had 9s. 6d. wages - I do not think he had any money when he left me, because his father told me he gave him his wages on Saturday.

Prisoner. I am innocent.

GUILTY of stealing, but not in a dwelling-house . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-62
VerdictGuilty > theft under 100s

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1318. THOMAS ANDREWS was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Hutton , on the 27th of June , and stealing 2 sovereigns; 1 pocketbook, value 18d.; 1 pair of trousers, value 30s.; 1 waistcoat, value 30s.; 1 coat, value 50s., and 1 pair of trousers, value 16s., the goods of Thomas Hutton .

THOMAS HUTTON . I lodge with my brother, George Hutton , in Brick-lane, St. Luke's - he keeps the house. On Sunday evening, the 22nd of June, about half-past seven o'clock, I went out, leaving Matthewson and Smith in the house - I returned about half-past ten, and saw a handkerchief of mine in the shop, and a pair of trousers and waistcoat belonging to a brother of mine, all laying in one place in the shop - I had left the handkerchief in my box up stairs; I went up stairs, and found my box broken open, and my brother's also - they were secure when I left the house; I found various articles strewed about the room and a pair of trousers, which were taken from the box; I had seen them a few days previous and had locked the box that morning; my pocket-book laid there open, and two sovereigns were taken from it -I had seen them there that morning; I missed a pair of trousers and a waistcoat entirely.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q.Has not Smith left his residence since? A. No - I saw him yesterday; I saw my box safe two or three times that day - I have another brother lodged there; I did not fasten the house up.

WILLIAM MATTHEWSON . I am in the service of George Hutton . On the 27th of June I left the house between seven and eight o'clock, with my cousin Smith, and left nobody in it - I pulled the door too, and the spring of the lock fastened itself; I did not mean to lock it - I took the key with me; I returned between eight and nine o'clock, unlocked the door, went in, shut it, and heard a scuffle up stairs - I went up, and passed the prisoner on the top of the stairs; the stair case window is immediately opposite - I looked at him, and he started me full in the face; I am certain of him - I passed him, and he ran down stairs; I looked into the back room - there was a trunk broken open, and clothes on the floor, and a blue coat on the floor of the front room - I immediately ran down, found the street door open, went out, and saw the prisoner fifteen or twenty yards off; Robinson, who lives opposite, ran out, calling Stop thief! I followed the prisoner about a hundred yards, then lost sight of him for half a minute while he turned a corner, and saw him in Bowyer's custody soon after - he brought him round the corner, where I had lost him; I directly said, "That is the man;" he said he could not be the man, and Bowyer let him go, as a man came into the crowd and said he could not be the man, for he had walked down behind him - I said he was the man; he walked down the street- Matthewson said he would follow him; Robinson came up, and took him - I had then gone back to the shop; I saw him in custody in about a quarter of an hour - I went up stairs with two Policemen; there were two trunks in the back room broken open, stockings, sheets, and a blue coat on the floor; two pocket-books laid open on the bed - an old brown coat was found in the back room; it belonged to nobody in the house; I did not notice the room windows when I went out, but when I returned they were both open - they were closed when I left, as far as I can recollect; they both belong to one room; they were not broken - the men must have entered at the door.

Cross-examined. Q.You do not know whether the windows were open or not? A. They might be open when I left - it was rather dusk when I returned; I stood on one side of the prisoner on the stairs - his face was towards me, looking towards the window, when I got on the last stair - he might have knocked me down if I had stopped him; when he was stopped a man said, the man who was running had gone down the street, but I was sure he was the man - he walked very quick when Bowyer let him go.(Property produced and sworn to.)

ROBERT GRIFFIN BOWYER . On the 27th of June I heard a cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner walking at a quick pace; I took him - several people said he was the man, and others said he was not; I am sure he is the person I took - there was a crowd; I do not recollect seeing Matthewson or Robinson - he was about one hundred yards from the prosecutor's house.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not several of the neighbours say he was not the man who ran from the house? A.I cannot say they were neighbours - one person said he was not the man, for he had been walking before him- some said he was not the man that jumped out of the window; others said he had run out of the door.

JOHN ROBINSON. I live opposite Hutton. I was in my front room and my wife at the window; in consequence of what she said, I looked out of window, and saw a man getting out of the first floor window - I hallooed Stop thief! my window was open; I was hanging half out, and saw a man directly afterwards come out at the street door; that was the prisoner, I am sure - I called Stop thief! another man came out of the door; I put on my coat and hat, which took about three minutes, went

out, and overtook him in Rose-street - he was walking not particularly fast; I followed him till I saw a Policeman, and gave him in charge - I did not know him before, but I saw his face.

Cross-examined. Q.You believe him to be the man? A. I am certain of him - I continued at the window from the time the other dropped from the window; he did not run - the corner of the street is six or seven doors off; I saw his face perfectly, and his dress; he was taken the first time in about three minutes - he was walking at a moderate pace.

ROBERT REED . I am a Police-constable. I was near Mitchell-street, heard a cry of Stop thief! and took the prisoner - Robinson was alongside of him; I found nothing but a knife on him.

JOHN ATTERWELL. I am a headborough of St. Luke's. I went up into Hutton's house about a quarter of an hour after the prisoner was taken - I saw the boxes broken open and things strewed about; there was a crow-bar on the bed close to one of the boxes - it corresponded with the marks on the box.

THOMAS WOODS. I am a Police-serjeant. I saw the crow-bar, and have brought the beading of the box - the marks correspond.

WILLIAM MATTHEWSON . The windows are sash windows up stairs - I had been sitting in the room just before I went out, but cannot say whether I left them open.

GUILTY of stealing to the value of 99s. only, but not of breaking and entering . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-63
VerdictsNot Guilty; Not Guilty; Not Guilty

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1319. ISAAC SOLOMON was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Neal , on the 3rd of April, in the 8th year of the reign of George the 4th , and stealing therein 10 pieces of cloth, value 78l.; 23 yards of cloth, value 10l., and 1 piece of kerseymere, value 1l., his property .

JANE OADES and JAMES LEA gave the same evidence as on the prisoner's former trials, page 573; a roll of cloth was found among the other property at the prisoner's lodging; it was claimed by Mr. Neal, who is now deceased.


1320. ISAAC SOLOMON was again indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Baker, on the 14th of June, in the 7th year of the reign of George the 4th , (he and others being therein,) and stealing 130 shawls, value 120l., and 25 pieces of printed cotton, value 30l., the goods of Edward Woodward and another .

EDWARD WOODWARD. I live at Chelmsford. In 1826 I occupied the lower part of a house in the parish of St. Augustine ; Mr. Baker had the upper part and slept there - it was his residence; he is not here - he was a printer of bandannas; I did not pay my rent to him, but to Mr. Dixon, who lived at Clapham. On the 13th of June, 1826, about half-past seven o'clock at night, I locked the premises up - Mr. Baker had a private door, but there were two side doors leading to my part - I locked them, and saw the outer door closed after me; when I came between seven and eight o'clock the next morning, on putting the key to the doors, I found they gave way - I rushed into the warehouse and missed one hundred and forty or one hundred and fifty shawls, some printed cotton, and other goods, value in all nearly 200l.; the premises appeared to have been entered by false keys - there was no mark of violence on the door; Mr. Baker was at home - I went up and informed him; I saw about 14l. worth of the goods in April, 1827, at Lambeth-street Office - I was not Baker's lodger; I had a lease of the lower part from Mr. Dixon.

JANE OADES , JAMES LEA, ROBERT DAVIES , and CHRISTOPHER CLARK , gave the same evidence as before, Lea had found 17 shawls under the prisoner's bed, with the other property.(Shawls produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had no idea of any robbery, and was no participator in it.


1321. ISAAC SOLOMON was again indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of John Dewis , on the night of the 24th of July, 1826 , and stealing 215 yards of bobbinet, value 65l.; 110 shawls, value 70l.; 70 pieces of bombazeen, value 100l.; 40 pieces of Norwich crape, value 200l.; 20 pieces of ribbon, value 10l.; 50 pieces of silk Persian, value 20l., and 40 yards of woollen cloth, value 14l., the goods of John Wray .

JAMES GRAHAM . In 1826 I was in the employ of John Wray , at No. 8, Wood-street - Mr. Dewis inhabited the house and occupied the upper part; I believe Mr. Wray did not pay the rent to him - I do not know who was the proprietor. On the 24th of July I left the warehouse safe about seven o'clock in the evening - there is a side door leading into the passage; I secured that with two bars, two bolts, and a lock - Mr. Dewis was the only person living there besides his servants; I returned next morning about nine o'clock, and found the warehouse broken into, and robbed of the principal part of the stock, amounting to 400l. or 500l., consisting of the articles stated in the indictment - the warehouse must have been entered by false keys; I have seen none of the goods since - I never saw the prisoner till yesterday; he was never a customer of ours.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS, Q. Four years ago you lost some goods which you have not seen since? A. No.

ROBERT HARDY . I am a hosier, and live in Maiden-lane. On the 20th of July, 1826, I sent into Mr. Wray's warehouse, ninety pieces of bobbinet, from ten to twenty yards each, amounting to 120l. or 140l.; I saw six pieces of it at Lambeth-street in April, 1827 - they are worth about 25l.

Cross-examined. Q. You saw them nine months afterwards? A. Yes.

JAMES LEA . I found those six pieces of bobbinet in the prisoner's room in a bundle with other goods on the 24th of April - the prisoner never accounted for the possession of them.

JANE OADES and ROBERT DAVIES deposed as before.

JOHN WRAY . I was proprietor of the warehouse. I came from Horsham on the Wednesday as the robbery happened on the Tuesday morning: I found the stock in confusion and missed the property - I saw this bobbinet in Lea's possession at Lambeth-street, and, as far as my recollection went, they were the goods which were in my warehouse.

MR. HARDY. This is such a particular article I can swear it is the same as I sent to the prosecutor's.

JOHN DEWIS . I rented the upper part of the house, but had no control over the warehouse; I went to bed about eleven o'clock - the street door was quite safe then; when I came down in the morning there was no violence used to it - the door leading into Mitre-court was found open; I do not know that it was safe at night - there was no alarm in the night.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-64
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1322. JAMES WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of June , 4 stocks, value 10s. , the goods of Joseph Carpenter .

JOSEPH CARPENTER. I keep a ready-made linen warehouse on Fish-street-hill . On the 23rd of June these stocks were in a box at the side of the counter; I saw the prisoner in my shop when I came in about five o'clock - he had brought me a note, which was taken up stairs; my young man said there was a note up stairs for me - I went up, read it, and came down; I asked the prisoner what time it would be convenient to wait on the gentleman; he said about eleven o'clock the following morning - he was about to depart, and my shopman said,

"While that young man has been in your shop he has been robbing you - if you look into his hat you will find he has robbed you of some stocks;" the prisoner himself took off his hat, and I found four stocks in it - he said poverty had driven him to it: the stocks were given to the constable - they have my private mark on them; this is the note - a piece of paper was found on him, corresponding in water-mark with that the note is written on; a list of names was found on. (Note read.)

SIR, - Having occasion for a fresh supply of articles in your line of business, and your house having been strongly recommended to me, I shall thank you to inform me by note, per my messenger, what time on Friday you or one of your gentlemen can wait upon me, being unable myself to leave home, through an accident; when I will order what I at present stand in need of- I beg leave to say I always settle my accounts instanter. I am, Sir, yours, obediently, WM. HY. GRAHAM.

11, Gray's Inn-square, Wednesday morning.

WILLIAM DRINKWATER . I am a constable. I was sent for, and took charge of the prisoner, with the stocks; I found this piece of blank paper on him, which is the same size as the note, and the water-mark corresponds - I went to No. 11, Gray's Inn-square, but no such person as Graham lives there; I found two pairs of white stockings in the prisoner's pocket, loose, without paper; I have found no owner for them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner put in a written Defence, pleading distress. He received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury.

Confined Two Months .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-65
VerdictNot Guilty

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1323. JOHN HAILY was charged on the Corner's Inquisition, with killing and slaying Mary-Ann Nunen .

BRIDGET NUNEN . I am the wife of Patrick Nunen - we lived at No. 59, St. John-street, Clerkenwell . My daughter Mary Ann was four years or four years and a half old- the prisoner is a tailor , and lodged in the next room. On Sunday morning, the 27th of June, between seven and eight o'clock, he was sitting up in bed, and the child was in his room; he appeared very fond of it - I went into the room, and saw him give her more than half a glass of rum; I did not object to it, for the men who work for my husband have been in the habit of giving the children liquor from their infancy; and my husband, when he took a drop, would give the child a drop at the bottom; I saw him put the glass to the child's mouth, but did not suppose she would drink it all herself; she drank it voraciously - there was better than half a glass: I had said I wished he would give Margaret, my eldest child, a drop, but he was fonder of this child than her, and gave it her to aggravate me - she did not complain of being ill; I went out about eight o'clock that morning, and left her at play - I returned between ten and eleven, and found her in bed, ill, and between one and two she got more affected - it did not affect her at first.

Q. Did she stagger at all? A. She was used to stagger; she seemed a little giddy, and wanted to go out with me - she was taken to an apothecary's between one and two o'clock; he gave her some castor-oil, told us to put her to bed, and she would be well by eight - she was taken to the hospital before eight, as she got into fits, which she was subject to, and died between eleven and twelve that night; her father gave her some melted butter, thinking she would discharge it from her stomach; I know nothing of her having soap-suds.

MARY ANN WHITEHEAD. I saw the child at ten o'clock in the morning, quite tipsy; she said the prisoner had given her a glass of rum - she was subject to fits when teething, but not at this time; I put her to bed, went out with her mother, and returned at half-past eleven o'clock; she was then senseless - I went away, returned at three, and she was in strong convulsions; I took her to the hospital.

CHARLES WEST WHEELER. I am an apothecary of St. Bartholomew's-hospital. I attended the child till half-past eleven o'clock on the Sunday night, when she died - I attribute her death to taking a quantity of rum, which would cause fits; she was in strong convulsions - her state was altogether different to what it would have been in a common teething fit; there was more torpor - I should think she had taken about three table-spoonsful of liquor; her body was opened, and there is no doubt of her having been previously in good health - the mischief decidedly arose from the quantity of spirits which had passed into her stomach.

MARGARET DONOVAN . The prisoner sent me for the liquor; I had often been sent before, both by the prisoner and the child's parents.

Prisoner's Defence. The child was in the habit of taking more than I gave her, and it never took the least effect- I did it merely from good nature; I and other men have given her more than she had then; the father and mother often saw her take more.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-66

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1325. JAMES WALKER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 24 yards of muslin, value 3s., the goods of John Middleton and another; and that he had been previously convicted of felony .

JOHN MIDDLETON . I keep a muslin warehouse , in partnership with my brother, in Milk-street, Cheapside . The prisoner was a stranger; our street door is frequently open. On the 28th of January, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I saw him run out of the warehouse with a piece of muslin - I ran out, caught him, and took it from under his coat, without losing sight of him.

JOHN KIRBY . I took the prisoner into custody - he did not deny the charge.

WILLIAM JOYCE . I apprehended the prisoner on the 6th of May, for stealing a ream of paper, for which he was tried; I produce a certificate of his former conviction -(read.)

GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-67
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1326. JAMES KALLMEAR was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of June , 1 coat, value 10s. , the goods of George Murray , from the person of William Murray ; to which he pleaded GUILTY . Aged 16. - Transported for Fourteen Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-68

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Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin .

1327. WILLIAM COOK was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , 1 lamp, value 15s.; 6 spoons, value 3l. 12s.; 4 forks, value 50s.; 1 sugar-ladle, value 10s.; 1 pair of snuffers, value 2s.; 1 cup, value 1s.; 1 saucer, value 6d.; 1 plate, value 1s.; 4 dusters, value 6d.; 1 wine-glass, value 6d.; 1 book, value 4d.; 1 knife, value 6d., and 1 pair of scissors and case, value 6d., the goods of Mungo William Allen Gilmore , his master .

MUNGO WILLIAM ALLEN GILMORE . I am a sailmaker and ship-chandler , My dwelling-house is at Stamford-hill - this property was taken from there; the prisoner was my footman - he came to me in January, 1829, and left me on the 10th of August; he lived three months with Mr. Kersey, and came back on the 7th of November - he left me without notice on the 9th of June last - there was one month's wages due to him; when he was gone I missed the property stated; he gave up the duplicates when he was taken, which was about forty-eight hours after I applied to a Police-officer - he had taken away his boxes and all his property.

JOSEPH MELLISH. The prosecutor applied to me on the morning of the 10th of June; I went to the turnpike-house, which is about two hundred yards from the prosecutor's, about half-past eight o'clock in the morning - there were the prisoner's two boxes and two bundles, which contained a variety of articles; the boxes were not locked, only tied round with a cord - I opened them, they were directed to the Flower-pot, Bishopsgate-street, for William Cook ; I went there about twelve o'clock the same day, and stopped till about ten at night; I went again about half-past five the next morning - I staid till six that evening, and then the prisoner came and went down to the booking-office - he opened one of the bundles, took a coat out, and put it on - he took a black coat off his back, and put it under his arm; he went on to Whitechapel, and was going into a pawnbroker's to pawn the black coat; I asked if his name was Cook - he said Yes; I said he must come with me; I took him to a public-house, and found in the black coat duplicates of the property lost from the prosecutor; these articles I have here are what I found in the boxes and bundles, which the prosecutor identifies - here are caps, saucers, plates, glasses, snuffers, dusters, a fork, a knife, and this bunch of keys.

CHARLES NEWMAN . I am in the service of Mr. Harris, a pawnbroker. I have some forks and spoons pawned by the prisoner at different times in December, March, April, and May.

GEORGE GIFFORD. I am collector of the tolls at Stamford-hill gate. The boxes and bundles were brought by two countrymen - I had seen the prisoner in the morning; he asked if I would take them, and send them by the errand-cart, which I did.

MR. GILMORE. This plate has my crest on it; I believe the other articles are mine - I missed just such as these.

Prisoner. It is my first offence - I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY . Aged 36. - Transported for 14 Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-69
VerdictNot Guilty

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1328. HUGH GHRIMES was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January , 90lbs. weight of hay, value 4s. , the goods of John Pomfret .

JOHN POMFRET. I am a poulterer , and live at Tottenham . On the 5th of January I went to bind some hay, and left three bundles under the stack in the evening - the prisoner is a working lad , and lived at a farm-house just by; he was not in my service; I knew the hay perfectly well, and the bands; I had twisted them myself - two of the bundles were taken away; I traced the hay to where it was taken - I got the warrant, found it, and brought it here.

RICHARD OAKLEY . I am a labourer - I know the prosecutor's premises. On the 5th of January I saw the prisoner and two others cross one field, bring the hay up a passage, and throw it over the pales into a garden; the prisoner took one bundle, and carried it near Cook's premises; Cook was tried and acquitted.

JOSEPH FOSTER. I am a constable of Tottenham. On the 5th of January I went with Pomfret, and searched Cook's house - and under the staircase in a cellar was a great quantity of hay - the prosecutor swore to it; the prisoner absconded.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-70
VerdictGuilty; Guilty; Guilty

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1329. HENRY PROPSTRING , HENRY JAMES , and RICHARD EAMES , were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , 2 live tame geese, price 6s. , the property of William Willey .

MARY WILLEY. I am the wife of William Willey - we live at Hadley, Middlesex , not far from Barnet. On the 16th of June we turned out twenty-seven geese to feed on the common - a lad came and told me some men had taken some away; I went and missed two, which I have never seen since - this was on Wednesday, between two and three o'clock; I knew Propstring very well - his father has been constable of Barnet, and James lived on Barnet-common as a sweep ; I do not know the other - they had a dog, and I believe Propstring kept it.

JAMES BEAL . I shall be eleven years old on the 5th of next month; I live with my father and mother. I remember that Wednesday; I saw the prisoners that day, between twelve and one o'clock, on Hadley-common - Propstring spoke to me, and asked where I was going - I said birds'

nesting; I knew James by sight - Propstring and Eames were lying down, and James was getting some geese together with a brown dog; I did not know whose dog it was - I hid myself behind a bush - I saw Propstring catch a goose, and put it into a bag; they were all helping to catch them - Propstring caught one, and put it into a bag; James caught another, and put it into another bag - I kept snug behind the bush - they did not see me; Propstring took one bag away and James another - I then came out of the bush and counted the geese - I found twenty-five, young and old; I went and told Mr. Willey.

THOMAS BARTLETT . I know Hadley-common; on that Wednesday I saw the three prisoners together about eleven o'clock - they went through the gate at that time, and so did I; I did not see any bag.

ROBERT BEAL . On the Wednesday in question, the prosecutrix came to tell me she should want me the next morning to go and take the prisoners, which I did on the 17th of June, which was Thursday.

Propstring's Defence. At eleven o'clock James and I were in bed together; I had taken physic, and was not well.

James' Defence. We were walking to see if we could get any employ; I was not out of the road, and saw no geese.

Eames' Defence. The child has quite mistaken the persons; I was not out of the road at all.


JAMES - GUILTY . Aged 16.

EAMES - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-71
VerdictNot Guilty

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1330. RICHARD DUKES was indicted for manslaughter .

JOHN HICKS . I was at the skittle-ground, at the Bell, at Endfield-wash , on the 28th of June - I knew the deceased, Abraham Pomroy ; he and the prisoner were drinking together - there were several persons drinking together, I believe, for three hours; they were a little fresh, but they knew what they were doing - there was a quarrel; Pomroy took up a pot of beer, and stood before the skittle-ground to prevent their playing - Pomroy then threw the pot of beer across the ground, and bent the pot nearly double; Dukes said, "Don't throw that beer away, you did not pay for it" - Pomroy then said he had paid for as much as the prisoner; Pomroy then gave the prisoner a shove - they had a scuffle together, and they both fell; Pomroy fell against the seat - they had called one another shufflers; Pomroy turned over, and died momentarily - it was the fall that killed him; they were not regularly fighting, only scuffling - they had both fallen twice before this.

JOSEPH HOBBS . I was present, but not playing; Pomroy threw down a pot of beer, and interrupted the play, that was the cause of the dispute - they called each other shufflers as to which had paid for the most beer, and Pomroy pushed the prisoner, hit him, and gave him a black eye; there were two or three scuffles, not regular fighting - I saw the deceased fall with the right side of his neck against the form, and he died; Dukes was in the middle of the ground - the cause of the fall was Dukes' scuffling with him; as soon as Dukes found the accident had happened, he got on a horse and rode for a doctor.

JACOB VALE ASPIN . I am a surgeon. I was called by the Coroner to examine the body the day after the accident - there was a fracture of the skull, at a part where the artery passes through; the artery bled internally - the blood had formed at the basis of the skull, and the pressure of that blood caused his death, by producing a paralysis of the heart and lungs.

Prisoner's Defence. The man struck me first - I am very sorry for his death.

JOHN HICKS . I have known him from a child - he is not of a quarrelsome disposition, but a good tempered humane sort of a man.

JOSEPH HOBBS . I have known him about six months - he has been a quiet, good sort of man; I never saw him in liquor, or quarrelsome.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-72
VerdictNot Guilty > fault

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1331. THOMAS GALL was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , 1 lock, value 5s., and 3 keys, value 6s. , the goods of William Barron and others.

It being the property of Francis William Barron and others, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-73
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty
SentencesTransportation; Transportation

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1332. JOHN KING was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 10 lbs. of lamb, value 7s. , the goods of Charles Hilhouse ; and JOSEPH BILSTON was indicted for receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen .

HANNAH PANKHURST. I live with Mr. Charles Hilhouse - he is a hatter ; the prisoner King came to his house on Saturday, the 5th of June - I did not know him before; he said he called for a quarter of lamb which the butcher had just left, as the one that was ordered was a pound or two larger - he did not say who he came from; I gave him the quarter of lamb, and he took it away - I know nothing more of it; he did not say he was to bring another back.

RICHARD DALEY. I am servant to Mr. Alley, a butcher, in Mount-street. I delivered the quarter of lamb the same day at Mr. Hilhouse's, No. 11, Bond-street ; there was no mistake, and I never sent for it back - I do not know these men.

JOHN DAVEY . I am a Police-constable. I was on duty in Brewer-street on the 5th of June - I saw Bilston with a quarter of lamb; he took it to a shop, and asked them to let him leave it there for an hour - they thought it was not all right, and spoke to me; I watched till he came back and had the lamb - he went out and round the corner, where he met King, who had some other meat; they went to some shops, and both King and Bilston tried to sell it - I then took them; I showed the meat to Daley - King said he had bought the meat for 12s.

RICHARD DALEY . It was the same lamb I had taken to Mr. Hilhouse.

King's Defence. I bought the lamb at the top of Newgate-market; I met this young man, and employed him to carry it - I never knew him before.

Bilston's Defence. I met this young man, who asked me to help him carry it, which I did.

KING - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .


Transported for Fourteen Years .

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-74
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty

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1383. JOHN KING was again indicted for stealing,

on the 5th of June , 12 lbs. of beef, value 9s. , the goods of Thomas Wynn ; and JOSEPH BILSTON was again indicted for that he, before the said felony was committed, did feloniously counsel, hire, and command the said John King, the said felony to do and commit .

ANN NICKOLDSON. I am servant to Mr. Thomas Wynn , of No. 12, Prince's-street, Hanover-square . He had 12 lbs. of beef in his house, which came from Mr. Hawkes' on the 5th of June - in three-quarters of an hour King came without a hat, and said the boy had brought the wrong piece of beef; he had a cloth under his arm, and I thought he came from Mr. Hawkes - I gave it to him, and he took it away wrapped up in the cloth; I did not see Bilston.

WILLIAM HAWKES . I am a butcher. I sent this piece of beef from my shop that morning, and saw it again in the evening at the Police-station - I knew it was the same.

JOHN DAVEY. The piece of beef was one that was on King's shoulder; I followed them, and King went into a shop and tried to sell the meat, but they would not buy it - I then took them; Bilston had not the beef in his possession, only the lamb.

KING - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years, to commence from the expiration of his former Sentence .


There was another indictment against the prisoners.

8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-75
VerdictNot Guilty

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1334. JOSEPH WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Andrew Hill , from his person .

ANDREW HILL. On the morning of the 27th of June, between three and four o'clock, I had been locked out of my lodgings, and was out all night - I am a journeyman-baker ; I was sober - I was in Whitecross-street ; I lodge in a court in that street - the prisoner came, and said what a bad set of people they were about there, and advised me to take care of myself; he walked with me, and put his arm on my shoulder - we had not walked far before he untied my neck handkerchief, took it off, and ran away - I ran after him, but could not catch him; he was taken in about ten minutes - I saw him at the Police-station in Bunhill-row; I never saw my handkerchief again - I am sure he is the man; I know him by his face and coat - I knew him again directly; I had not seen him before.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.What time do you generally go to bed? A.Between eleven and twelve o'clock, but they went to bed earlier that evening; I tried to get in about twelve - I had been with a friend or two at the White Hart; I had not been in any other public-house - the knot of my handkerchief might have come untied; I have known it to do so - I do not know what the expences of a prosecution are - I have heard they are 3s. 6d. a day; I have been four days about this altogether - the handkerchief was tied behind, but might have come untied.

THOMAS WOOD . I am a Police-officer. I was on duty and met the prisoner with two others at the top of Bunhill-row; I went up to him, and said, "Halloo, young fellow! where are you going?" he said to bathe; I said,"What have you about you?" he said Nothing - I took off his hat, and saw a red handkerchief with a little sprig on it in the hat; I gave it to him, and told him to take care of himself, or else I should have him again - he went away; I went to the Police-station, and heard of this robbery; the prosecutor came in, and described the handkerchief and the prisoner - I went out and took him in about ten minutes; he was then alone - the prosecutor said he was the man; there was no handkerchief there then - the prosecutor seemed perfectly sober.

Cross-examined. Q.The prisoner had plenty of time to have gone off altogether? A. Yes - it is very unlikely that I shall get 14s. by this job, they do not like to give so much, they think 1s. 6d. a day enough; I was here the Session before - I had 3s. 6d. a day then; I have heard they have cut us down - I did not detain the prisoner at first, as I thought it was very unlikely I should find the owner of the handkerchief; he was not a respectable boy - I asked if he had any thing about him, I did not mention a handkerchief; it was a common pattern -I have seen many like it - it appeared as if it had been folded and round a man's neck; it was in a lump.

TIMOTHY McGILL . I am a Police-officer. About a quarter past three o'clock that morning I met the prosesecutor and the prisoner (to the best of my belief) linked together very close, up Whitecross-street - they turned through a court; I had seen the prosecutor three quarters of an hour before, and supposed he must have got drunk since - they got out of my sight, then the prosecutor came and said he had his handkerchief taken from his neck, and I gave information.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you seen the person before who was with the prosecutor? A. To the best of my knowledge I had seen him often before that night, and every hour of the night, because I am on the same beat; to the best of my knowledge I had seen him in bad company - I had no charge against him before; I was one of the old watchmen and a street-keeper.


8th July 1830
Reference Numbert18300708-76
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty; Not Guilty
SentencesTransportation; Transportation

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1335. MARY ANN SHEEN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , 1 purse, value 1s.; 5 sovereigns, and four 10l. Bank notes, the property of John Easterby , from his person ; and WILLIAM WYATT and ELIZABETH (HIS WIFE ) were indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to be stolen; against the Statute , &c.

JOHN EASTERBY . I am a merchant . On Thursday, the 17th of June, I was returning from dining with a friend over the water, and came over Blackfriars-bridge to go to Brunswick-square - I was accosted by several persons of the same stamp, and among others by the prisoner Sheen, in Fleet-street; she asked me for money, and finding I would give her none, she asked me to go with her - we turned up Bell-yard; she said, "Here is a public-house, do give me something," and I very imprudently did go into the Haunch of Venison, and gave her a glass of spirits - I do not think I drank any myself; I came out to quit her, but she still followed me, and on arriving at Apollo-court , she said she wished particularly to speak with me, and hustled me up in a corner of the court for one moment - I felt something fumbling about my person and missed my purse; I said, "You have robbed me" - I had seen the purse when I took it out to

pay for the spirits; it contained four 10l. notes and five soverigns; I am positive I put it back safe into my right hand small-clothes pocket - I charged her with the robbery; she made no reply but attempted to get away; I seized her person, and got hold of something which I took to be the purse, but it was this pocket handkerchief - I said, "This is not the purse;" I then saw her thrusting something into her bosom - I took that, thinking that was my purse, but it was this pair of gloves; as soon as I got them, I liberated her and she ran off, which I was surprised at, but upon getting into the light I discovered my mistake - I went to the watch-house, gave information, and went with one of the officers to the public-house to see if any of the persons there could recognize the prisoner, but they could not; I staid there till two or three o'clock, endeavouring to find the person, but I could not - I gave notice the next morning at Bow-street; it was between eleven and twelve o'clock when I saw her -I gave notice at the Bank of the numbers of the notes, which I had taken from a solicitor, a friend of mine, and his writing is upon them all, I believe; I know the numbers and dates - I had bills placarded about them; the Bank gave me notice of No. 3004, on the 22nd of June, and she was taken on the 23rd; I traced that note to a person living in Silver-street - I swear Sheen is the woman, and her subsequent conduct would prove it; I afterwards received notice of No. 3001 having come in -I think that was on the 25th of June; the third note has not been traced.

Cross-examined by MR. LEE. Q. I take it for granted you are not a married man? A. I am, and have a family I do not usually go into public-houses to treat women; it was to get rid of her that I did so - I was perfectly sober, so as to know every thing that was passing; I was stimulated, but not tipsy; I did take the gloves, thinking them to be my purse - it was up in a dark corner; she hustled me up in that corner under a pretence of having something to say to me; I had five sovereigns in my purse, and I believe there was some silver - I certainly have not said in another place that I thought I dropped my purse; the question was never put to me: I did not count the notes when I went into the public-house - I am certain I had them; I had not paid any of them away: I had had them two or three days in my purse - I never thought of such a thing as having dropped it; I do not know whether I drank any thing in the public-house, from indifference to what passed - I believe I and my friend had drank a bottle that day.

THOMAS LAW . I am a shoemaker, and live at No. 5, Silver-street, Loman's-pond, Borough. Sheen is the daughter of the other two prisoners, I believe; they all live together in St. Andrew-street, Seven-dials - they owed me 2s. 6d., and Sheen called to pay me 1s. 6d. out of it on Friday morning, the 18th of June; she asked me to have something to drink - I said No, it was too early; she showed me a 10l. note, which she had in her hand, and a sovereign in it - I took the note out of her hand, and said,"Where did you get so much money as this?" I think there was no writing on the note - I looked at the back of it, and did not see any endorsement on it; she said her mother had had 40l. sent her up out of the country, which was back rent of an estate that lawyer James, of Truro, had been redeeming for them; I gave her the note back, and she went away - I did not see her again till she was apprehended; I had no more conversation with her; but Elizabeth Wyatt came to my room about nine o'clock the same morning, and asked if I had seen her daughter Mary Ann - I said Yes, I had; she asked if she had paid me the half-crown - I said No, she had paid 1s. 6d. of it: she asked if I would have any thing to drink - I said I did not care, and she gave my wife sixpence to go and get a quartern of rum, which came to 5d.; she gave her the penny to get snuff with - she asked me if I would cash her a 10l. note; I said I was going to Mr. Philmore's, and I would ask him - she went with me; I asked Mr. Philmore's man, and he gave me nine sovereigns and two half-sovereigns - I believe that note is not here, it is missing; we then came out, and on going along, near Mr. Warmington's, she said, "I wish you would get me change for another;" I said, "If you are going to lay the money by, why not lay it by in notes as well as gold?" she said No, she liked gold - I went in there, and asked the boy where his master was; he said in the counting-house - he took in the 10l. note to him, and brought out eight sovereigns and four half-sovereigns: I did not look at that note - I only took it from her hand and gave it to the boy; I gave her the money, and she put it into a small tin box - I went to my room, and she went home; I asked how she came by the notes, and she said she had them in part of seventeen years' back rent. from her cousin, lawyer James - I do not know what the Wyatts are; the man is a stranger to me, but I am told he has been a sea-faring man - his wife has 25l. per annum, as a boatswain's window in the royal navy.

Cross-examined. Q. The only note you speak to is the one passed to Warmington? A. Yes; Wyatt was in the street - she did not go into the shop: I did not look at that note - my name and address, and the number of my house are written on it by Mr. Warmington; I saw the male prisoner three times before the Magistrate, and about three times before - I know his wife very well, and have for thirteen or fourteen years; I have not quarrelled with her these seven years.

Q. Now, have you not said you would be d-d if you would not serve her out the first opportunity, because she would not leave her husband to come to live with you? A. No, I never said such a thing - I never solicited her to leave her husband to live with me; nothing of the kind: I never quarrelled, and said I would serve her out, and never had the least idea of it - I have heard of a will which lawyer James has in hand now.

Q. Upon your oath, have you not solicited them to forge a person's name to that will, or to put her name to any document? A. No; I never did any thing of the kind, that I swear - I mean distinctly to say I never solicited Wyatt to leave her husband and rob him of 10l.; I never solicited Sheen or Wyatt to make an affidavit to present to any Court, stating that her mother or father was dead; I never heard of any thing of the kind; I never heard such a charge - I never solicited either of them to make an affidavit that her brother had died at sea, to get his wages.

GEORGE DYER. I am a clerk in the Bank. I produce three 10l. notes, No. 3004, paid in on the 19th of June, which is the one Mr. Warmington received; No. 3001 was paid in on the 24th of June, and No. 3002 on the 28th of

June - they were all paid in by bankers; they are all dated the 10th of May, 1830.

JOHN WARMINGTON. I live in Union-street, Borough, and am a cheesemonger. This 10l. note has my writing on it, "Law, June 18, 1830, No. 5, Silver-street;" I changed it about eleven o'clock that morning - I paid it the next morning to a sugar-baker in the Borough; he is in the country, and his clerk is busy - I changed no other note for Law.

WILLIAM GREEN. William and Elizabeth Wyatt came into Mr. Ashman's shop, in Long-acre, on Friday morning, the 18th of June, and priced a ham which was marked 6 1/2d. per lb.; they asked if they took two hams whether I could not make some abatement - I said they might have them at 6d., and I sold them two. weighing 24lbs. at 6d.; they gave me a 10l. Bank note: I had not change, but I told them to wait half an hour, as Mr. Ashman was not come home from market; they said they would leave the note, and went away - when Mr. Ashman came in he looked at it; Elizabeth Wyatt came for the change - I stood by