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Taken in Short-hand,








On the King's Commission of the Peace,



The City of London,





Before the Right Honourable HENRY WINCHESTER, LORD MAYOR of the City of London; James, Lord Abinger, Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir John Vanghan, Knt., one of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; William Bolland, Knt., one of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer; John Ansley, Esq.; Matthias Prime Lucas, Esq.; Charles Farebrother, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City of London; the Honourable Charles Ewan Law, Recorder of the said City; William Taylor Copeland, Esq.; Sir Chapman Marshall, Knt.; Thomas Kelly, Esq; Thomas Wood, Esq.; and John Lainson, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; John Mirehouse, Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and William St. Julien Arabia, Sergeant at Law; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.


First Jury.

Thomas Larkman

Thomas Friswell

James Laurie

Charles Wood, Jun.

William Bowley

James Holland

William Carter

Henry Grey

Charles Evans

George Wood

Edward Baxter

Frederick James Frith

Second Jury.

Edward Hart

Thomas Ibbertson

Henry Quelch

William Jackson

John Hart

Robert Ballinger

Thomas Inglis

Charles Throssell

Joseph Hinton

Thomas Gosden

John Bell

Thomas Teasdale

Third Jury.

James Walker

Joseph Hart

James Linigar

James Law

Joseph Francis Wells

George Johnson

George Binns

William Lewer

John Bevan

William Mackey

John Gosling

William Amer

Fourth Jury.

Joseph Leaver

James Smith

William Harvey

Francis Green

Thomas Griffith

George Hall

Thomas Barker

Samuel Ellis

James Horatio Holt

William Henshall

Philip Cleft

Thomas Fairhead

Fifth Jury.

William Eastwood

James Crossley

Robert Firmin

Robert Baker

James Warburton

Thomas Benstead

Charles Bassett

Joshua Jeffrey

William Irving

George Hall

Thomas Gannon

William Holland

Sixth Jury.

James Kentish

John Henry Belville

Robert Blackburn

William Batch

John Farburg

Edward Elliott

Thomas Thorp Farrow

Samuel Andrews

William Bailey

Thomas Barton

John Sanders

Joseph Hall




A star (*) denotes that the prisoner has been previously in custody—An obelisk (†), that the prisoner is known to be the associate of bad characters.


Third Jury, before Mr. Baron Bolland.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-657
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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657. SAMUEL MILLER was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-home of John Lavender, about the hour of nine in the night of the 31st of January, at St. Olave, South-wark, Surrey, with intent the goods therein to steal, and feloniously and burglariously stealing therein 2 pairs of trowsers, value 2l., the goods of the said John Lavender and another.

JOHN LAVENDER . I live in Tooley-street, Southwark. On the 31st of January, the prisoner came into my shop, which has an inner door, at nine o'clock or a few minutes after nine in the evening—he first came to the door and looked in at the outer door—I was standing at the end of the counter—I saw him come to the door and look in—I have two doors to my shop—there is a lobby—the outer door was open—the inner door was on a latch—it opens with a brass knob—I saw him take hold of the knob, turn it, and come in—I am certain that door was shut—when he came in he turned to the window, put up his hand, took hold of a pair of trowsers, looked at them, and looked at me in the face—I was standing at the end of the counter, about three yards from him—he took the trowsers in his hand and turned to look at me—I was about to step to him, expecting he was going to ask me the price—he caught down another pair which hung by the side of them, and run out with them both—I called "Stop thief"—two or three persons followed him to the end of an archway, and he got away—I am lame—I never saw my trowsers afterwards—he was taken up on the following Saturday—I am certain of him.

Prisoner. Q. What time did I come into your shop? A. A few minutes after nine o'clock—I was looking out at the door, and saw you come into the shop—the trowsers hung on a rail in the window—you turned round and took hold of them—I saw you come in, and saw you looking in before—I knew your features—after opening the door, you turned to the window—I saw you plainly—you turned round again and looked me in the face—I called "Stop thief" before you got out at the door—you had on a different dress to what you had when you were taken—you had a coat on—I do not know that I had ever seen you before.

Q. Would you have given me into custody if you had met me in Tooley-street in the dress I have on now? A. Of course I should if I had seen

you in the street afterwards in any dress—it was your face and person I noticed particularly.

COURT. Q. What other person is interested in your business? A. My son, John Lavender—the shop communicates with the dwelling-house.

----WATERS (police-constable.) I apprehended the prisoner on Saturday evening, the 7th of February, but not on this charge—I received the information from a brother officer.

Prisoner's Defence. I was apprehended on the 7th of February, and taken to the station-house, and while there, the prosecutor was brought there, and said I was the person who robbed him—I assure you I am quite innocent of the charge.

----WATERS re-examined. The prosecutor picked him out from among a number of other prisoners in the cell—the prosecutor's house is in the parish of St. Olave, Southwark.

GUILTY.— DEATH . Aged 20.

Before Lord Chief Baron Abinger.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-658
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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658. HENRY GREEN was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John James Homer, about the hour of six in the night of the 7th of February, at St. John, at Hackney, Middlesex, with intent the goods therein to steal, and feloniously and burglariously stealing therein 28 pence of the monies of the said John James Homer, his master.

JOHN JAMES HOMER . I keep the Dolphin Tavern in Mare-street, in the parish of St. John, at Hackney. The prisoner had been in my service three or four months, to carry out beer and wait in the public-house—he slept in the house—on the morning of the 7th or 8th of February I received some information, and on the 11th of February this happened.

Q. You were examined about this on the 7th of February? A. On the morning of the day I was examined I heard the prisoner come down stairs about six o'clock—I partly dressed myself and came down a few stairs—I heard him strike a light, and open the parlour shutters in the passage, and I saw him open the street door—I was on the staircase—I saw him come back and go into the front parlour, and take a chair, which he took out at the front door—I then went up stairs into the Assembly Room, which is directly over the parlour—I had left the Assembly Room window open previously, about eleven o'clock at night, before I went to bed, having suspicion—I looked out and saw him place the chair under the bar-parlour window, which was not open—he had a candle and candlestick in his hand—the chair was outside in the street—just as he placed the chair there, a customer came and asked him for something to drink—he said his master would not be up for an hour—I then went into my bed-room, fearing he might come up—I had not been there two minutes before I heard the bar-parlour window pushed up—I went to the window, and saw him getting into the bar-parlour—I ran down stairs, saw him go into the bar to the till, put his hands into it, and take copper money out—I had left nothing in the till but copper money—it was partly marked, and partly unmarked—I was directly opposite him, at a sash-window—there is a blind outside the window, so that he could not see me—I stood at the bar door, which is in the passage—that door was locked, but the door communicating with the bar-parlour is never locked—I was standing by a glass door, which had a blind

to it, which prevented him seeing me; but the blind being outside, I turned it a little on one side, which gave me an opportunity of seeing what he was about—he had a light with him, and I had none—I saw him open the till, and take copper money out, and put it into his jacket pocket—it was quite dark at the time—I then saw him go into the bar-parlour, and get out of the window—the till is in the bar, which joins the bar-parlour—he got out at the same window—he put the blind as it was left the night before, shut the window down, and brought the chair in—I went up stairs and stood in my bed-room listening for half or three quarters of an hour—I heard nobody come in; and about seven o'clock the prisoner, as usual, came up and knocked at my bed-room door—I came down stairs directly—the prisoner went into the cellar to clean the knives and forks—I unlocked the bar door, counted the money, and missed twenty-eight penny-pieces, all of which I had marked—the till was not locked—any body in the bar might open it—I immediately sent a person for a constable, and gave the prisoner into custody—I accused him of taking the money, which he denied—he was searched in my presence, but nothing was found on him—I went into the cellar, where he had been cleaning his knives, and found one penny-piece only, marked, close by an empty rum-puncheon, at the back of it—he had been in the cellar about twenty-five minutes—I am sure it was one of the penny-pieces I had marked and put into the till the night before.

Q. How is the bar-parlour accessible in the house? A. By a door from the passage, and then you can walk from the bar into the bar-parlour—when the sash bar door is locked at night, nobody can get in without breaking the lock—the door is between the passage and the bar-parlour—I had locked the bar and parlour door the night before, and I noticed that this, window was left unfastened, about a quarter before twelve o'clock—it was the prisoner's duty to fasten it—he had gone to bed then—I did not fasten it myself, having some suspicion—this might be on the 7th of February—I had no character with the prisoner.

Prisoner. Q. When you saw me in the bar-parlour, why not take me? A. Because I thought somebody else was concerned in it.

Prisoner. It was never my orders to fasten up the front of the house—the parlour shutters were never more than put to, and the window had no catch to it.

JURY. Q. Do you observe whether the shutters are fast before you go to bed? A. We always leave it to the prisoner—I never found them unfastened—he did not break the shutter open, nor the window—two gentlemen have since tried to open the shutters outside, and they thought it impossible to do so.

COURT. Q. But you saw the prisoner do it? A. Yes.

JURY. Q. Was this penny marked before? A. Yes; there is the letter H on it—I have found nothing else.

COURT. Q. You have no reason to think he had been out? A. Yes; I sent him out with a message before I sent for a constable—he was not out more than three or four minutes—he had not been in the cellar after he returned—no silver was found on him.

Prisoner's Defence. The cellar door was left open from the first thing in the morning until dark—any body might throw any thing down.

(James Green, the prisoner's uncle, gave him a good character.)

GUILTY.— DEATH . Aged 20.

Recommended to mercy on account of his good character, and believing it to

be his first offence.

Third Jury, before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-659
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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659. MAURICE DONOGHUE was indicted for feloniously assaulting George Day on the 8th of February, at St. Giles-in-the-Fields, putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, 1 watch, value 4l.; 1 watch-chain, value 10s.; 2 seals, value 1l.; 1 watch-key, value 8s.; and 1 handkerchief, value 1s. 6d.; the goods of the said George Day.

GEORGE DAY . I live in Maiden-lane, Islington. On Sunday, the 8th of February, about twenty-five minutes after two o'clock in the morning, I was coming down Castle-street, Long-acre, in the parish of St. Giles—I met the prisoner and two other men in company together—they were standing at the corner of Castle-street—after I passed, they followed after me—then one of them came in front of me, looked me in the face, he then went back and spoke to the others—I continued walking on—I went up Short's-gardens—they all three followed me—I went on one side for a necessary purpose—I then crossed the road, and they followed me—the prisoner came up to me at the corner of Charles-street, and Drury-lane, St. Giles—he said, "You are the b—who wanted to fight me"—and at that instant, he knocked his head against my face with violence, knocked my hat off, and knocked me against the wall—I did not fall—he snatched my watch out of my fob, and my handkerchief out of my pocket—the watch-chain and all went together out of my fob, and he snatched a silk handkerchief out of my pocket—I had not attempted to strike him—I never saw any of them before—I never spoke to them—I am sure the prisoner is the man who did this—he ran as hard as he could—I halloaed "Stop thief"—he dropped the handkerchief as he ran—I picked it up all over mud, in the middle of the road—I saw him run into a house, No. 3, Charles-street—I called out "Police"—a policeman came directly, and saw him running before he got into the house—I went to the house with the policeman—the door was open—it is a private house—we went up stairs to one room, and knocked at the door—they were some minutes before they would open the door—at last a man opened it, who was rather intoxicated—I found the prisoner in the room, lying on a bed, with a rug over him, and his clothes and shoes on—I have not the least doubt of him.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. What are you? A. A cow-keeper—I am a cab proprietor also—I had a cab out, which did not come home at twelve o'clock—I had been to different coach-stands to look after it, fearing something had happened to it—I went to the Haymarket—I was in the Haymarket about a quarter after one o'clock—the cab ought to have been home at twelve o'clock—I made inquiry, and heard it was in the Haymarket—I did not go to a public-house there—I went to one public-house in Holborn, to inquire about my cab—I drank nothing at any public-house—I was quite sober—I met the three men at the corner of Castle-street—I walked on, they followed me—I was first—I stopped at the corner of Short's-gardens a minute, and, as I turned from there, the prisoner came up and said what I have stated—I had never offered to fight him—the other two men were standing close to me—he crushed his head against my face, and knocked my hat off—he snatched my watch out at the same time, and took my handkerchief out of my breast pocket, part of it was out before—he took the watch and handkerchief at the same time—I did not pay attention to see whether he took both with the same hand, but he took them—my hands were in my pockets, I was walking along—I

pulled them out, and tried to strike him at the time he was taking the watch—I struck him at the time he was taking it—I wanted to keep my property, but the watch was out of my pocket directly—I am positive he is the man I followed—I am positive it was the prisoner—I could tell him from five hundred.

COURT. Q. He rushed his head against you, and knocked you against the wall; should you have fallen if the wall had not prevented you? A. Yes.

EDMUND RAE . I am a policeman. I was in Drury-lane—I saw the prosecutor standing at the top of Charles-street—he called out "Police"—I ran up to him—he said he was robbed of his watch and handkerchief, and said, "It is a man in a white coat; there he is now running"—the prosecutor had this handkerchief in his hand wet with mud at the time—I saw three persons running—the prisoner was one of them—I have known him some time about the neighbourhood—he ran into No. 3, Charles-street—I heard footsteps up the stairs—I had no light with me—the passage was dark—the door was open—I got a light and examined the house—I found him lying on a bed in the garret, covered with a rug up to his shoulders—there was a man and a woman in the same room, in the same bed—he was on the outside of the bed, covered over nearly to his neck—Randle, who was with me, turned his lantern towards him—he then raised his head up—Randle said, "Halloo, young fellow!"—the prosecutor said, "That is the man that robbed me"—he was secured—I am certain he is the man I saw running from the prosecutor—the house is in the parish of St. Giles's.

Cross-examined. Q. Did the three men go into the house? A. To the best of my belief they did—I am not certain all three went in, because some persons were standing on the pavement; but, to the best of my belief, the two others went into the same house—the prosecutor was with me when we went into the room—the other man was in bed when I went in—his clothes were off—I saw him in bed—he did not get up and open the door—Randle went up stairs first, the prosecutor next, then there was another constable, and I followed—Randle searched the prisoner in my presence, but found no watch on him.

COURT. Q. What time elapsed between your seeing him go into the house and searching him? A. Three or four minutes—the door was closed when I got up stairs—it was opened directly—I do not think it was opened by a person inside—it might be on the latch—it was closed to—Randle, I believe, opened it.

GEORGE DAY re-examined. Randle knocked at the door—we could not get in by lifting the latch up, but it was opened for us—I believe a man inside opened it for us.

Prisoner's Defence. Between two and three o'clock on Sunday morning I and two more young men were walking along Drury-lane—we stood on the pavement two or three minutes, speaking about what had happened in the week at different fairs—the prosecutor came up, looked us all three full in the face, for two or three minutes, then said to me, "Can you fight?"—I said, "You had better go on about your business while you are well off"—we crossed the road to avoid him—he followed us across Drury-lane, and going down Charles-street we did not like to be followed by him, and turned back again to the top of Charles-street—the prosecutor was in Drury-lane—he cried, "Stop thief" after us, and we all ran away.

(John Foggerty, potato-dealer, Charles-street, Drury-lane; and John Bray, cheesemonger, Newton-street, Holborn, deposed to the prisoner's good character.)

GUILTY.— DEATH . Aged 19.

Third Jury, before Mr. Baron Bolland.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-660
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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660. HENRY EDMONDS was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Avery Baker, about the hour of eleven in the night of the 27th of February, at St. Andrew, Holborn, with intent the goods therein to steal, and feloniously and burglariously stealing therein 1 apron, value 15s.; 2 shirts, value 3s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 2s.; 1 gown, value 8s.; 1 petticoat, value 1s.; 1 pencil-case, value 6d.; 4 skins of leather, value 2s.; and 1 shawl, value 5s.; the goods of the said Avery Baker.

ELIZABETH MARY BAKER . I am the wife of Avery Baker, who keeps the Crown and Horse-shoe public-house, Holborn-hill, in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn. Last Friday night, at eleven o'clock, I went up to my bed-room, on the second floor—I found the bed-room door open—I had locked it myself at four o'clock, and put the key into my pocket—I had it in my pocket when I got to the bed-room door—my husband also has a key—I did not go into the room, but I could see my drawers were open, and my clothes scattered on the floor—I immediately ran down stairs, without going into the room, and, on the first floor, there is a staircase door which locks—it is kept locked to keep the parlour customers from the bed-room—I ran down stairs and locked that door after me, to keep the prisoner secure up stairs—I had not seen or heard any body up stairs, but the prisoner followed down the stairs close after me, and tried the door which I had locked—he then got over the banisters—I called "Stop thief" or "Thief"—he came through an opening on the staircase, over the banisters, above where the door was locked—I seized hold of him by the collar, and continued calling "Thief"—he broke from me, and went into the front parlour, where he had been with two friends taking refreshment—the front parlour is on the first floor—I followed him into the parlour, and laid hold of him again, and kept calling "Stop thief"—he broke from me, and ran down the stairs—(there was no key in the bed-room door, when I saw it open—it must have been opened by a false key—there was no violence used to the door)—he ran down stairs into the passage—my servant and a witness stopped him in the passage—I went up stairs afterwards with the watchman, and found a hat on the second flight of stairs, beyond the door which I had locked, between that and the bed-room door—the prisoner had no hat on when he came through the opening by the banisters—I found a masonic apron of my husband's in the hat, and two handkerchiefs of my husband's—the apron had been in a drawer in my bed-room—a light-coloured silk handkerchief was also found in the hat, which did not belong to us—I went up to my bed-room with the watchman—I found all the drawers open, which I had left shut, but not locked—I saw my husband's shirts and things thrown on the bed, and some on the floor—two shirts and a shawl were picked up in the passage, when the prisoner was seized down stairs—I could not see any thing in his hands, when he passed me—the shawl is mine, and the shirts my husband's.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was it daylight? A. It was nearly eleven o'clock at night—I had a candle in my hand—I observed

nothing about his person—I had been in my bed-room at four o'clock—I dare say I had different customers between that and eleven o'clock—I saw nobody in the bed-room—the space over the banisters is sufficient for a person to come through.

Q. Was not the prisoner taken while asking for gin-and-Water at the bar? A. No, not at the bar—two men in the parlour asked me for some gin-and-water—the prisoner could have gone down the stairs instead of going into the parlour.

ABIGAIL BARRY . I am servant at the Crown and Horse-shoe. The prisoner came there about ten o'clock that night, with two more men—they went into the parlour on the first floor—that is not reserved for particular customers—they called for a pot of half-and-half and two slices of bread—I took it up stairs to them—I did not go into the room after that, till I heard the alarm—I was waiting at the bar for some gin-and-water, and heard a cry of "Thief," about eleven o'clock, from my mistress—the two men passed me whom I had seen with the prisoner in the parlour, (they had come in with him,) and the prisoner passed me in the passage, running through the passage—I laid hold of him—he had no hat on—I said nothing to him—when I stopped him, he had two shirts and a shawl under his arm—he dropped them at the time I took hold of him—they were picked up—I did not look at them—the party did not pay for their refreshment.

Cross-examined. Q. Did the two men go out after you heard the alarm of "Thief?" A. No, about two minutes before—they had scarcely got outside the door—the prisoner was at the bar—he did not ask for any thing, I am quite certain—my master was in the bar, making gin-and-water—I was looking towards my master—the prisoner came past me, by the side of me, behind me—he did not ask for gin-and-water—I turned round and saw the things under his arm—I laid hold of him, and he dropped them—nobody who saw him could help seeing them—I have always given the same account of this—I said I saw him drop ft the first time—I mentioned it at once.

JOSEPH BAKER . I live in John's Mews, Little James-street, Grays-inn-lane. I was in the tap-room of the public-house, on the ground floor—I heard an alarm, and observed the prisoner running down stairs, and along the passage, to go out—I made an alarm—Barry took hold of him, and I went to her assistance—when she stopped him I saw two shirts and a shawl drop from him—he had no hat on—at the time I had hold of him he bent down and put a bunch of keys out of his hand—somebody picked them up, who stood by—I do not knew who it was—I observed that they were skeleton keys.

Cross-examined. Q. What are you? A. A cab proprietor—I was examined before the Magistrate—I do not know that I said any thing about his dropping the keys, in the first instance—I told the Magistrate about the keys at the second examination.

Q. Why not tell him about them at the first examination? A. I did—I said, when I had hold of him, I saw him drop the keys—I mentioned that the first time—I did not pick up any keys myself—I went to the house to get refreshment—there was nobody in the tap-room besides myself, but one man who was fast asleep, intoxicated.

EDWARD EXTON . I am a watchman. I was called to the house on the night in question—I found the prisoner in custody—I received two shirts, a shawl, and five keys, from some strangers standing at the bar—I proceeded up stairs in company with Mrs. Baker—on opening the stair-case

door, I saw this hat with the property in it—Mrs. Baker took it up—there was a silk and a cotton handkerchief a masonic apron, a pocket-book, and another silk handkerchief in it—the prisoner claimed one of the silk handkerchiefs—I went up to the bed-room door and found this dark lantern at the top of the stairs, about two yards from the bed-room door—there is a small piece of wax candle in it, which has been lit, but was not burning then—the skeleton keys were given to me with the things, by some stranger at the bar.

Cross-examined. Q. All these articles were given to you by somebody? A. Yes, I do not know who.

JOSEPH BAKER re-examined. These are similar to the keys I saw the prisoner throw down.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you pick them up? A. No, I saw they were skeleton keys, just like these—as they fell, I saw they were skeleton keys—I could see they were not the shape of proper keys—they were open in the wards.

ELIZABETH MARY BAKER re-examined. These shirts and shawls are ours—the things in the hat all belong to my husband, except one handkerchief—they were in the drawer in my bed-room, at four o'clock, when I left the room.

EDWARD EXTON re-examined. I do not know who gave me the keys—it was a man gave them to me—when the prisoner was in the watch-house, as this was a dirty handkerchief, I asked Baker if it was his—the prisoner immediately claimed it, and said, "Give me my hat," reaching his hand out for the hat.

HENRY GREEN . I am a watchman of St. Andrew, Holborn. I went to this house—I went up stairs—this hat was then in the bed-room, and these two skeleton keys fell out of the hat—I took them into my possession—I took the prisoner to the watch-house—he claimed this handkerchief, and it was dlivered to him.

JAMES SLATE . I am a constable. I was fetched from the watch-house to the house—I found the drawers empty, and the things all thrown about—the prisoner was brought to the watch-house—he said this handkerchief was his—here is part of the property which was scattered about the room—I found a cotton handkerchief and some silver in his pocket.

Prisoner's Defence. The two handkerchiefs were rolled up at the watch-house together—the cotton one is mine, and had been taken out of my pocket with one shilling and two sixpences—I claimed the cotton one, but not the white one, that does not belong to me—about eight o'clock that evening, I went to my brother-in-law at Hackney, to be measured for a pair of trowsers—we went into a public-house in Gray's-inn-lane—we stopped there from half-past eight till half-past ten o'clock—returning home, it began to rain—I went into this public-house, into the parlour, up stairs—there were three men at supper—I rung the bell, but it was not answered—the three men went out—I came down stairs to the bar, and asked for four pennyworth of gin-and-water—I was taken into custody immediately—in the mean time my hat was lost or stolen—I said the hat did not belong to me, mine is a silk hat—I was in mourning for my mother.

(Daniel Gray, of Austin-street, Hackney-road, shoemaker, gave the prisoner a good character.)


Fourth Jury, before Lord Chief Baron Abinger.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-661
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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661. JOHN STRANGER was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Simmons, about the hour of three in the night of the 3rd of March, at St. Mary, Newington, with intent to steal, and feloniously and burglariously stealing therein, 1 wooden bar, value 1s., the goods of the said William Simmons.

ANN HUTCHINS . I live at Mr. William Simmons's, at No. 8, Marlboro'-place, in the parish of Newington—I think that is the only name. I am his servant of all-work—he is a barrister, it is his dwelling-house—on the 3rd of March I went to bed, at near twelve o'clock—I fastened the doors, and barred the back door leading to the yard—I made all the doors safe when I went to bed—I was awoke between two and three o'clock in the morning by my mistress—I went down stairs to open the back door, at there was a noise at the door—I opened it, and saw the prisoner and an officer—a pannel was out of the door—the bar which had crossed the pannel inside was taken away—it was a wooden bar—I saw the bar afterwards outside the door, against the water-butt—the officer took it.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Was there any body in the house besides your master's own family? A. No.

DAVID BELL . I am a policeman of the Walworth station, P division. I know Mr. Simmons's house—it is in the parish of Newington—I have not heard any other name for it—on the 3rd of March, I was walking along the Walworth-road—I turned down Hanover-street, and heard wood crackling as if it was on fire—I immediately went to the garden wall of the prosecutor's house, and heard somebody whispering—I immediately jumped down, and saw a person making his escape—I ran towards the back door, and sprang my rattle—I looked towards the left, and saw a person jump over the wall; he escaped—I turned to the right, and saw the prisoner standing in a corner about four yards from the door where the pannel was cut out—he was in a corner of the yard—I took hold of him, brought him about half-way across the yard, and heard something like iron drop from him; and about half a yard from there I found a bunch of six skeleton keys, and a small crow-bar—I found a knife on the step where he was standing, and a gimblet I found on the water-butt—I found the pannel of the back door cut out and lying on the steps—the servant opened the door to me—I went into the house, but could see nothing amiss there—I saw the bar standing against the water-butt, about three yards from the back door—it was not the same water-butt as the gimblet was on—I brought the bar away with me—I took the prisoner to the station-house, and searched him—I found a piece of crape on his person—whether it was to put over his face as a mask I do not know—I found a box of matches on him; they are called "lucifers," on the label of the box—this dark-lantern was found there, but not by me—I found the other things that night while the prisoner was there, and the gimblet—I found the matches and crape on him—he was locked up in the station-house.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you ask the prisoner how he came by the match-box? A. Yes; he said he found it on the other side of the wall; that he heard the rattle spring, and got over to assist me; but I found him there when I got over, and I am positive there was nobody near the wall—it was dark, but there was a lamp close by—he was apprehended on Tuesday night last—he was committed the next day.

Court. Q. When did he give that account? A. At the station-house—he did not say so when I first took him.

ALEXANDER WILSON . I am a policeman. I have been in the neighbourhood about four years—the house is in the parish of St. Mary, Newington—the yard is surrounded by a wall—it is a corner house.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of it—I was coming by and heard the rattle spring—I went to see what was the matter, and on looking over the wall, I saw the policeman there and made towards him—he took me into custody.

GUILTY— DEATH . Aged 49.

Fourth Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-662
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceDeath; Death; Death

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662. JAMES SHEEN, WILLIAM HARRIS , and JAMES EDWARDS were indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Robinson, about the hour of eight in the night of the 18th of February, at St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, with intent to steal, and stealing therein 5 knives, value 4s., the goods of the said John Robinson.

JOHN ROBINSON, JUN . I am going on for sixteen years old. I am the son of John Robinson, sen., of No. 19, Kingsland-road, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch—he is a cutler—on the night of the 18th of February I was in my father's shop, and observed, through the window, the prisoners looking in at the window—that was Harris and Sheen—they could see me—they moved away from the window on seeing me, and returned more than once—this continued about half an hour or three quarters, and when I came to the door they ran away—I was looking over towards the cook-shop—I saw a piece of glass lying down—I found the glass was taken out of the window, and a hole large enough for a hand to be put through, and the knives gone—this was just before eight o'clock—I missed four penknives and a pocket-knife—the knives had been quite close to the pane of glass, except the pocket-knife, which was further on—I gave information to Sayer, the policeman—Sheen and Harris were afterwards brought into the shop and searched in my presence—on Sheen a piece of wire was found, which had been in the shop window—I had been filing it, and had placed it there before the knives—I knew it to be the same—I did not miss it from the window till it was found—I afterwards saw in the policeman's hands, two of the penknives, which I knew by a flaw in each handle—they were 10d. each, and the pocket-knife is worth 10d.

JOSEPH MITTEN . I am the son of Ann Parkes, of Dodsley's-folly, Edward-street, Kingsland-road; she deals in crockery. On the evening of the 18th of February, I was at the top of Saunders' gardens—I saw the three prisoners and another there—I saw Edwards with five knives, four pen, and one pocket-knife—Harris said, "I will have this," and Sheen said, "No, I will have this"—Edwards said, "So you may," and they tossed for the odd one—there were five knives altogether—they all said if I did not be off they would slap me in the eye—I was going to the doctor's for my sister—I said, "I will send the policeman after you," and they all walked away—a policeman came up—I afterwards went to the Shakspeare Theatre in the Kingsland-road, and pointed out Edwards, who was sitting in the pit.

Edwards. I was not with the boys. Witness. Yes, he was—I knew them all before, by their playing about the road—I did not know their names.

CHARLES ROBINSON . I am the son of the prosecutor. I went for the washerwoman, and as I came home, I saw four boys round my father's window on the 18th of February, about six o'clock—the prisoners are three of them—I knew Harris and Edwards before, but I had never seen Sheen before—I

saw him that night—I did not see any thing done to the window—I told them to go on, and said, "I suppose you want to cut another window"—then Harris hit me in the mouth—(our window had been cut once before)—I went into a butcher's shop, and afterwards, in consequence of what I heard, I went to Sayer, the policeman, and went with him to an ironmongers in the Kingsland-road—I saw Sheen and Harris there—I directed the policeman's attention to them.

Harris. I did not touch him at all.

HENRY LAMBERT (police-sergeant N.) I was present when Sheen and Harris were searched—I searched Sheen, and found on him a piece of iron wire, which I produce—I went on the night of the 18th with Mitten, to the Shakspeare Theatre, in the Kingsland-road—he there pointed out Edwards to me—I took him into custody—Sayer gave me these knives—he is too ill to attend.

JOHN ROBINSON re-examined. I know these knives, they are what I lost—it was candle-light when this happened—it was about eight o'clock in the evening when they were missing—they kept about the window constantly—it was dark then—here are two flaws on two of the knives.

Edwards's Defence. I was coming home when I was taken up—I know nothing at all about it.

Harris's Defence (written.) "On the night of the day stated in the indictment, I was playing with some boys in Kingsland-road, opposite my own home, when I was taken into custody, for cutting the window of the prosecutor—I never was in this trouble before, and I solemnly declare I am innocent—I have a poor widowed mother with a large family, who is in the greatest affliction on this unfortunate occasion, and I have worked hard with honesty to assist my poor mother, and can have a character to that effect.

(James Elliott, and Henry James Red Lion-court, Kingsland-road, gave the prisoner Harris a good character; and Owen Sheen, the prisoner Sheen's Uncle, gave him a good character.)




First Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-663
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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663. THOMAS WILLIAMS was indicted for that he, on the 13th of February, at St. Marylebone, upon Margaret Kew, a girl under the age of ten years, to wit, about the age of nine years, feloniously did make an assault, and her the said Margaret Kew, unlawfully and feloniously did carnally know and abuse her, against the Statute, &c.

GUILTY.— DEATH . Aged 38.


OLD COURT, Monday, March 2, 1835.

First Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-664
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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664. CHARLES MUMFORD was indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury.

MESSRS. CLARKSON and DOANE conducted the Prosecution.

RHODES MOULD . I am clerk to the Magistrates at Hatton-garden

police-office. I was there on the 8th of January last—Allan Stewart Laing, Esq., and William Lorance Rogers, Esq., were the presiding Magistrates—the defendant was there that day—an information was exhibited there, against John Gosden, which I produce—it was exhibited by John Biers, he attended there as the informer—the information was laid on the 31st of December—I was not present then—the hearing was on the 8th of January. The information was here read—it stated, that John Gosden, of Wilstead-street, Somer's-town, on the 29th of December, being then and there a seller of beer, ale, and porter, by retail, and having a license under the provisions of an Act passed in the first year of William IV did knowingly permit and suffer gaming with cards in his house, contrary to the provisions of the said license. (Signed) JOHN BIERS.

JOHN BIERS . Q. Were you before the Magistrate at Hatton-garden on the 31st of December last? A. I cannot answer that question—I signed this information, but not before the Magistrate, nor at the office—I got the information at home, and most likely signed it at home—I keep blank forms of information—sometimes I go before the Magistrate, and sometimes not—the officer takes them in—whether I went on this particular occasion, I cannot say—I am frequently before the Magistrate, but whether I was there the latter end of December, I cannot say—when this information was left at the office, I left a summons also, and on that sommons he appeared—I appeared before the Magistrate on the 8th of January—the information was at the office—I believe it is the same as I proceeded on, on the 8th of January, but I cannot say—I had two informations, one for gaming on Saturday night, and the other on Monday—the Magistrate would not hear the information of Saturday night, he entered into that of Monday, the 29th of December—I do not know who served the summons and copy of the information on Gosden; I paid the officer to serve it—Gosden appeared there—it is the practice at the office for the information to be taken by the clerk, and the informer does not go before the Justice, except he is on oath.

RHODES MOULD re-examined. Mr. Rogers was the sitting Magistrate on the 31st of December—I was not there in the evening, but here is a memorandum in the book—this is Mr. Rogers's handwriting, and the information has been received by him.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. It may have been received on any other day? A. No; it is contrary to practice.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Is this the information on which the parties appeared on the 8th of January? A. That is the information to which Gosden pleaded, and, on that occasion, Biers was present as informer, and the prosecutor, among others, as a witness—the Magistrate acted on this particular information at the time—the allegatory part of the information was read before he pleaded—I cannot say whether the defendant was present at that time—I know he gave evidence on the information—I took down his evidence—both Mr. Laing and Mr. Rogers were present when the information was heard—I am positive that the defendant was sworn—I cannot state positively the officer who swore him, but I am certain he was sworn—I should not have taken his evidence without—he was the second witness in the case—(reads) "Charles Mumford, sworn, states that he lives at No. 19, Clarendon-place, Somer's-town. On the 29th of December last I went to the defendant's house, Wilstead-street, where I saw four persons playing at

cards—the defendant's is a beer-shop—I went a little after seven o'clock—they were playing at blind all-fours for a pot of ale, which I saw paid—there was a woman there"—he answered a few questions to Mr. Clarkson's cross-examination, but that is the whole evidence in chief—John Gosden was there at the time, and the information was discharged.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You say this is what he swore? A. Yes—every sentence was read over to him after being written down, and then he gave the next sentence.

RICHARD BAYLIS . I am an officer of Hatton-garden. I was at the office on the 8th of January—I remember Mumford being there on the hearing of an information exhibited by Biers—I administered the oath to him.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. In the presence of the two Justices, I suppose? A. Yes.

JOHN GOSDEN . I am landlord of a beer-shop, No. 4, Wilstead-street, St. Pancras. On Monday, the 29th of December, I was at home the whole day—there are only two small rooms on the ground floor—they are about ten by twelve feet—the tap-room is nearly square—there is a communication from one room to the other—one is the parlour and the other the tap-room—I had very little business that evening—I could see what was going on in the tap-room from the parlour—I was not out of the house the whole day—Charles Miller, one of the Criers of this Court, called about dinner time, a little after one o'clock in the afternoon, and did not leave till after nine o'clock, just before shutting up time—James Waldie was there, Edward Wood, Stephen Slough, Thody, the turncock, Poulton, the baker, and John Dobing—Dobing did not come in till towards seven o'clock—the defendant did not come into the tap-room or parlour that evening.

Q. What is your ordinary place, in the house? A. That depends on how the rooms are filled—if there is plenty of company, it is not usual to mix with them—if an old acquaintance drops in, I sit down with him in the parlour—I was in the parlour with Miller, nearly alone, from six to seven o'clock—one or two came in and went out—it is quite impossible that the defendant could have been in the tap-room five minutes and I not observe him—there was no card-playing there that evening by any body—there was no game called blind all-fours played—I have got my licence (produced)—I was served with this information and summons on the 3rd of January—the information is dated the 31st—I pleaded not guilty to it.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. When did you obtain your license? A. On the 10th of October, the day it is dated—it is under the 1st of William IV—under the old act—I lived at that house—I sleep and reside there, when I think proper—I have a coffee-shop on the opposite side of the street—I do not dwell altogether at the coffee-shop—I have a bed at the beer-shop—I have a niece and one servant there—my wife does not sleep at the beer-shop, but I do sometimes—I appeared to another information on the 30th, and was served with this information, by Edwards, the officer, about the 3rd of January.

COURT. Q. The second information on which you were heard, was the one in question? A. No, that was the third.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. What became of the first? A. It was dismissed without a hearing—I appeared to them all—the party who were present that evening at my house, are constantly in the habit of using it—most of them were in the tap-room—Waldie was both in the tap-room and parlour—Miller was in the parlour the whole time,—when I had nothing else

to do, I sat down with him—he was in the parlour about seven o'clock—I do not know that I was there exactly at that time—we were chatting—he had one glass of ale, which I believe lasted him all the afternoon—he had nothing else from me—the parlour is at the back of the tap-room—this model (looking at one) is not like it exactly—there is a very great difference—I was occasionally in the bar—Miller and I were not sitting in the bar drinking brandy-and-water—I do not drink brandy-and-water—we were not there—this model is incorrect in many respects—the bar is correct—the parlour is not, for the staircase is taken off it—a person in the bar can see into the parlour—I could not see into all parts of it—if a man sat with his back here, I could not see him—there were very few persons in the parlour that night—Waldie and Poulton were occasionally there, and then in the tap-room—Miller was in the parlour the whole time—he was not in the bar with me at all, nor any person—there is not room—I know nothing of blind all-fours, it is a game I never saw in my life—there were no cards in my house that night—I have no cards.

Q. A person might bring cards in their pocket, and play without your knowing it? A. No, I think not—not without my seeing it—I can sit in the bar and see into the room—I was alone when in the bar—there was nobody but Miller in the parlour at that hour—all the other persons were in the tap-room just at that hour.

Q. Can you from the parlour see into all parts of the tap-room, so as to see if people are at cards? A. Yes, I know very well a party at cards could not be made up without being seen—I should think so—it is impossible to see through a brick wall—there is not room for three or four persons to play and not be seen, for the door is so wide, and it was open all the time—it is impossible that four persons could be playing at cards without my seeing them—one person might hide himself if he chose, but I do not think he could come in without my seeing him—they go through the tap-room into the parlour, and through the passage into the tap-room—the defendant could not come in without my seeing him—if that model was correct, I could convince you, but it is not at all like it—I should not like to swear that in the parlour I was sure to see every body who comes into the tap-room, but I believe it to be impossible—it is quite impossible for four persons to play without being seen.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you see that model before it was produced just now? A. Never; no application has been made to me to be allowed to take a model of the room—I do not know who made it—a person could not go into the room without my seeing him—it is impossible that four men could sit at a table and play in the course of that evening, without my seeing something of it—Biers was the informer on both the other occasions—he failed in both—I do not recollect his making any observation to me as I left the office on the first or second information—I saw him as I went into the office, on the 8th—I produced Miller, Waldie, and Wood, before the Magistrate—Slough was there, but the Magistrate stopped the information before all my witnesses were examined.

JAMES WALDIE . I am a carpenter, and live in Essex-street, Pancras-road. I know Gosden's house in Wilstead-street—I was at his beer-shop on the 29th of December—I went there about six o'clock—I was in both rooms—I sat in one, and could see into the other—I sat in the tap-room till about eight o'clock, and from there I could see into the parlour—I was there till ten o'clock—I did not see the prisoner in the tap-room or parlour—I did not see him come into the house between six and ten o'clock—I

must have seen him if he came in after six o'clock—there was no card-playing, either in the tap-room or parlour—there was no such game as blind all-fours played—I must have seen it if there had been.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. Are you a friend of Mr. Gosden's? A. No; I frequent the house sometimes, that is my only knowledge of him—I had not been a good deal there about that time—I was there on the Saturday night, and two or three nights after—I generally went about six o'clock, and generally staid till a little before ten—I sometimes drink beer and half-and-half—I remember the night in question, for there was a sort of raffle going on in Coram-street—I had nothing to do with it, but certain persons who frequent the house were gone to the raffle that night—I do not know all their names—I can give you some—there was William Sparks and Thomas McCarthy—I cannot tell how many—I have seen Miller sometimes at the coffee-shop—he was at the beer-shop that night, sitting in the parlour, when I went in at six o'clock—he staid there till the shop was closed—he sat in the parlour all the time, and never quitted it from the time I first went in, till just before ten o'clock—Gosden was with him—one or two others went in—there was Richard Dobing—only two went in—they went in about six o'clock—the two did not go in at six o'clock, they went in afterwards, it might be eight o'clock—I am sure they remained with Miller till the shop was closed—Mr. Gosden was in the parlour with Miller about seven o'clock—there is a partition dividing the tap-room and parlour, and a door between the two—there is an opening in the bar next to the passage a person in the passage could not look in at the window, and command a view of the tap-room, without going into it—there is a door opposite that window—if a man came in at the street door, and looked through the window, he might see persons sitting in one part of the tap-room—if he came on to the door he could see the whole room without coming into it—I have sat in the parlour up in a corner—when I sat there, I could see the whole of the tap-room, and I could see who comes in at the door—I could see every where but in this corner, and I could not see there without coming to the door—I could not see one corner of the tap-room, but I could see every where else—I did not notice what Miller was taking—I did not see any body taking spirits—I did not play at cards—I never saw a card in the house—I have been there a great many times.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. From what you know of the house in question, has Mr. Gosden in the bar and parlour an opportunity of seeing what is going on in the tap-room? A. Yes; four persons could not play at cards in the tap-room, without Mr. Gosden, myself or persona in the parlour seeing them.

JURY. Q. Is this model a correct representation of the room? A. No, it is not—there is a window at the back.

EDWARD WOOD . I am a cab driver, and live in Brewer-street, Somers' Town. I was at Mr. Gosden's beer-shop on Monday, the 29th of December—I went about six o'clock in the evening, and staid till the house closed—I was in the tap-room—the prisoner did not come into the tap-room—I never saw him till I saw him at Hatton-garden—I must have seen him if he came into the tap-room or parlour—there were very few persons in the house—I remained entirely in the tap-room—there was no card-playing while I was there—there could not be four persons playing at allfours without my observing them, in the tap-room nor parlour, for I could see into the parlour—I was ill that day, which was the reason I was not

out with my cab—that enables me to speak to the day—I had employed a person to drive my cab for me.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. How long were you in the house? A. From six o'clock till the house closed, at a little before ten o'clock—I was in the tap-room the whole time—a person might come into the passage, look through the window into the tap-room, and see what was going on—I was in different parts of the room at different times—I never played at cards there—it takes four persons to play at blind all-fours—there were four or five persons in the tap-room—they were not in a party—they were at the table, sitting, but no cards were produced—I do not know who was in the tap-room at seven o'clock—there was a coachman named Slough—it is a watering-house, frequented by cabmen and hackney coachmen—I do not recollect seeing any but Slough there that night—I have no recollection of who was there at all—I do not recollect who was in the parlour—I could see from the tap-room into the parlour—I suppose three, four, or five persons were there—I did not take notice—the landlord was there all night—I do not think he ever came out—he came into the tap-room—it joins the parlour, and he was in the tap-room when he drew his beer—the bar is only a little box where he draws his beer—I saw him in the bar—I saw him in the bar often—I cannot say I saw Miller there—I know him by sight, being an acquaintance of Mr. Gosden's—he frequented the house—I mostly saw him over at the coffee-shop taking his breakfast—I have seen him at the beer-shop—I cannot undertake to swear whether he was there or not that night—I saw the landlord in the bar drawing beer—the bar is not in the parlour—he was not in the parlour when he was drawing beer—I know nothing of the prisoner—I never saw him in my life till I saw him at Hatton-garden—I was examined as a witness—Waldie and Miller were also examined—Slough, the coachman, and a turncock, and somebody else were waiting ready to be examined—I heard nothing of the case till I was called in—Mr. Laing said he did not believe a word I said.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Do you recollect whether on that night there was a good deal of business, or whether it was slack? A. It was unusually slack.

JURY. Q. Do you know how the Magistrate came to make that observation? A. I do not know, except it was that I was a cabman—I was the third witness.

STEPHEN SLOUGH . I am a coachman, and live in Brewer-street, Somer's-town. I was at Gosden's beer-shop on the 29th of December, the whole day, from the time it opened till ten o'clock at night—there were very few persons there—the two rooms are small, I could see into both—I was both in the parlour and tap-room occasionally—there was no card-playing whatever going on—I did not see the prisoner there that night—I never saw him till I saw him here.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. Are you a coachman or cabman? A. A coachman—I drive for Mr. Davis—I was out of employ at the time in question—I went to the beer-shop between ten and eleven o'clock in the day, and staid till ten o'clock at night—I was there to go on errands for Gosden—I was in and out all day—I was out five or ten minutes at a time—I was in the tap-room about six o'clock; there were very few in the parlour or tap-room at that time—Miller was in the parlour, and there might be three or four besides, smoking and drinking beer—Gosden was in the tap-room—Miller was in the parlour—there might be three or four sitting in the parlour, who remained nearly all the evening—Gosden continued in

the tap-room, attending to customers—I cannot say the whole of them remained in the parlour till the house closed—I did not see any of them go away—Gosden was attending to his business, the whole evening—he occasionally went into the parlour at times—he joined the company at times for a moment—he sat down there at times—I did not see him and Miller alone in the parlour; they might have been there—I think there might have been three or four persons besides Miller in the parlour from six to ten o'clock—they were in and out, to and fro, but very few of them sat down—I do not think Miller was in the parlour the whole of the time from six to ten o'clock—I did not observe him go away, but I did not see him there at ten o'clock—the house shuts up at ten o'clock; he went away then—he was there from six till ten o'clock, to the best of my belief, and there were three or four persons in the parlour besides Miller—I was in the house about seven o'clock—I went out for an errand five or ten minutes after seven o'clock for about ten minutes—I have heard of a game called blind allfours—there were no cards at all there—I never saw the game played—I know Wood, a cabman—I never saw him play in my life—he was there that evening, sitting in the tap-room by me—there might be three or four of us there—I was sitting at a table—the table was close against the window fronting the street, next the chimney—I have sat in the parlour myself, and could see into the tap-room from it.

COURT. Q. Could any body see from the window in the street to the table where you sat? A. Yes; from the street.

JURY. Q. Are there curtains to that window? A. Yes; it is not possible to see over the curtains.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. While you were in the house are you quite sure there was no cards there at all? A. There was none whatever.

WILLIAM THODY . I am a turncock to the New-River Company, and live at No, 3, Brill-place, Somer's-town. I was at Gosden's beer-shop on Monday, the 29th of December—I went there at six o'clock in the evening, and staid until eight o'clock—I sat close against the bar in the tap-room—I could see into the parlour from where I sat—I could see if any body came into the house—I never saw the defendant come there between six and eight o'clock—there was no card-playing at all.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. Did you sit at the table under the front window? A. Yes; my back was towards the window which looks into the street—there might be about two or three people sitting with me—I could see the party that was in the parlour—I could not see all parts of the parlour—I was nearly opposite the door—I could see the right-hand corner of the parlour, but not the other.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. At the corner you could not see, was there room to accommodate four persons playing at cards? A. No, there was not.

JURY. Q. Could any body pass along the passage, and look into the tap-room, without being seen by you? A. No, he could not—I should be sure to see him—I must have seen him.

MR. BODKIN. Q. Do you mean, if he had looked through the window? A. If he opened the door, he could look through the window in the passage, but could not come into the tap-room—if there was card-playing, a person standing in the passage might see it.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Between six and eight o'clock, could any body have been card-playing in the room? A. No.

COURT. Q. There is a tap-room and parlour; what means are there for any stranger, coming in from the street, to see into the parlour? A. He

cannot look into the parlour—he must come into the tap-room before he can see into the parlour—there is a bow front window, but it has curtains to it—a person could not see through that window into the tap-room, as the curtains would prevent it—he might see through the passage window.

JOSEPH POULTON . I am a baker, and live with Mr. Beaumont, in Silver-street. I was at Mr. Gosden's beer-shop on the evening of the 29th of December—I went there about half-past six o'clock, and staid until half-past nine—I was in the parlour and tap-room—there was no game of cards going on while I was in the tap-room—I never saw a game of cards in the house in my life—I could see from the tap-room into the parlour—I did not see the defendant in either room—I never saw him come in at all.

CHARLES MILLER . I live at No. 43, Johnson-street, Somer's-town; I am one of the Criers of this Court, and have been so nearly twelve years. I have known Gosden for years—I was at his beer-shop, in Wilstead-street, on the 29th of December, on private business of my own—I went there at one o'clock, and staid until nine at night—I sat in the parlour—I was there from one o'clock till nine without leaving the house—I occasionally went to speak to him at the bar—he was sitting with me the principal part of the time, there being nobody else in the room for at least four or five hours, I can be certain—I never saw the defendant till he was brought up here to traverse—I was at Hatton-garden, but my attention was not called to him—I could overlook the tap-room from where I was sitting in the parlour—I am confident that four persons could not be playing cards without my seeing them—there was no card-playing there at all, either in the parlour or tap-room—the bar is not large enough for it—I should think business was very slack that night—there were not above six or seven persons there—I cannot say how soon after this I was called on to recollect what passed, but I remember it perfectly well, by Gosden having to attend a summons at Hatton-garden next day—he asked me, as an old friend, to go with him—I said I could not be of any service, and did not go—I am quite confident there was no card-playing that evening—I would not have stopped there a moment if there had been.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You were there on private business from one o'clock till nine? A. Yes; all that time I was in the parlour—at times I might go into the tap-room to speak to him at the bar, but generally speaking, I was in the parlour.

MR. CLARKSON. A. Did you drink any spirits there at all? A. I did not—I had only a glass of ale—I went there on particular business materially affecting my interest.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You are quite sure you drank no spirits there that day? A. I am quite confident of it—nor at any time—I never said I did—I did not eat any thing—I was not very well—I breakfasted at the coffee-shop that morning—I breakfast there every morning—Gosden was with me in the parlour very nearly all the time—he got up from time to time to serve customers, and then returned to me—it is quite untrue that he was in the tap-room nearly all the time, and only came occasionally to me—I think persons could not very well play at cards without being seen—I cannot say it might not be done—I do not think persons could do it without being seen—if they wished to do it privately, the glass door would have shown them—I do not think they could get out of the sight of that glass door—I know Stephen Waldie, and the turncock—I live in the neighbourhood—they were all there that night.

JOHN DOBING . I drive the Steam Laundry cart, and live in Brill-row, Somer's-town. I was at Gosden's shop on Monday, the 29th of December,

from seven o'clock in the evening, till nearly ten—there was no card-playing there at all while I was there—I sat first in the tap-room, and then in the parlour—the defendant was not there while I was there.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. Where did you sit? A. I first sat in the first seat going into the room when I was in the parlour—I was a few minutes, or perhaps an hour, or an hour and a half in the tap-room, and I went into the parlour about eight or half-past—there were very few people there then, several witnesses were there—I cannot bring any person to my mind in particular—I cannot say whether they were there the whole time—there were two or three sitting there, but I did not notice—I do not remember whether Miller was there, he might be—I know him by sight—Gosden was attending to his business at the bar—he might be there the whole time—from the time I went in till I came out, he was in the bar attending to his business.

COURT. Q. Where is the bar? A. It is a small place enclosed in the tap-room, it opens into the tap-room—Gosden was principally in the bar—sometimes he brought liquor into the parlour, but he was generally in the bar—there were very few people to serre—I never saw so few before—he was in one place and another, generally in the bar—sometimes in the tap-room, sometimes in the parlour, backwards and forwards.

JURY. Q. He might have been in the parlour an hour without your noticing it? A. I do not think he was in the parlour, because he did not sit down there—if he brought in any thing, he went out again, but I do not think he was there ten minutes together—I would not be on my oath that he did not sit down.

(Mr. Adolphus addressed the Court and Jury on behalf of the Defendant.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.— Judgment Respited.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-665
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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665. HENRY NETTLEFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of February, 1 handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of William Ayscough Wilkinson, from his person.

WILLIAM AYSCOUOH WILKINSON . I live on Ludgate-hill. On the afternoon of the 6th of February I was in Wych-street, and felt a twitch at my pocket—I turned and saw the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand—he was going away—I took it from him and seized him—I received a blow from another person, and was tripped up—I seized the other man, and we were all down together—we rolled over and over two or three times—the other man got away, but I kept the prisoner, and, with a great deal of trouble, I got him into the Strand, and gave him to the officer—he struggled violently.

JOHN MAUL (police-constable F 56.) I received the prisoner, and have the handkerchief.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

(The prisoner handed in a petition expressing his contrition for the offence. Mr. John Henry Pearce, a boot and shoe-maker, of Pleasant-row, St. George's-in-the-East, gave him a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Seven Years.

OLD COURT.—Tuesday, March 3d, 1835.

Second Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-666
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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666. WILLIAM CROFT was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January, 1 pistol, value 4s., the goods of Edward Pearson, and that he had been before convicted of felony.

EDWARD PEARSON . My father keeps a broker's shop in York-street, Westminster. This pistol was on the table in the shop—I missed it on Friday, the 16th of January—I do not know the prisoner.

HENRY GIBSON . I am shopman to Mr. Jones, of Tothill-street. I received this pistol in pawn on the 16th of January, from a woman, in the name of Harris.

MARY HOWE . I am married, and live in Pye-street. I have known the prisoner two or three years—I pawned this pistol at Jones's shop—the prisoner sent it up to me—I refused to pawn it—he then came and told me it was all right, and asked me to pawn it for him over the water, but I pawned it in York-street, for 2s.

Prisoner. Another young man came into the room at the same time, and asked her to pawn it, and gave her 6d. Witness. No—I received nothing for it—I gave the prisoner the money—there was nobody but him in my room—he told me a young man had left it with his landlady for rent, and his landlady asked him to pawn or sell it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ROBERT GOOSE . I am a policeman. I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, from the Clerk of the Peace at Clerkenwell (read)—I was a witness on his trial—he is the person who was convicted with a person named Dobson.

Prisoner's Defence. A young man asked me to pawn the pistol for him, and I asked her to pawn it.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-667
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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667. MARY BOWYER was indicted for feloniously receiving of an evil-disposed person, on the 19th of February, 10 mugs, value 1s. 10d.; and 3 basins, value 1s. 10d.; the goods of Henry Batchelor, well knowing them to have been stolen.

MARY BATCHELOR . I am the wife of Henry Batchelor, a cabinet-maker, and live in Horseferry-road. The prisoner lives in Orchard-street—her husband and her keep a shop, and sell green-grocery, tea, sugar, candles, wood, and earthenware—on the 19th of February, I lost 14 mugs and three basins, and found ten mugs and three basins exposed in her window for sale—I prosecuted the thieves at the Westminster Sessions—I missed the things at six o'clock on the 19th of February, and gave information to the police; and next morning, about half-past nine o'clock, I found them at the prisoner's house.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You found them exposed for sale? A. Yes; one or two have cracks in them.

JAMES BOOTH . I am a policeman. About seven o'clock on the 19th of February, the prosecutor complained to me—I went to the prisoner's house—I do not know whether she is married—there is a person who passes as her husband—she was not at home, but the man was—I found the mugs, and told the prosecutrix, who claimed them—I took the man to the station-house, and in about an hour I went and found the prisoner—I asked if she knew the thieves—she said she did, and her sister gave me information, by which I found the thieves.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-668
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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668. JOSEPH EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of February, 1 coat, value 15s., the goods of Samuel Rabshaw.

SAMUEL RABSHAW . I am a carter. On the 10th of February, I was with Pye's cart, in Spital-square, about five o'clock—I left my coat on the horse, and went into Mr. Eastman's, who is a customer of my master's—I was in there about ten minutes—when I came out, my coat was gone—I found the prisoner in custody with it—this is it.

GEORGE POCOCK . I am a manufacturing chemist. I was passing through Fort-street, about five o'clock, on the 10th of February—I saw the prisoner and two others running—the prisoner had the coat under his arm—I immediately pursued—another person ran before him, and then he stopped—I came up at the corner of Petticoat-lane, and took him into custody, and took the coat from him—he said he hoped I would forgive him this time—I went back to find the owner.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked the coat up in White Lion-street.

(John Palmer, plasterer, of Ash-street; and Samuel Mardon, of Cock-lane, Shoreditch, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-668a
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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668. DANIEL MANNING was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of February, 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Benjamin Stradley, from his person.

BENJAMIN STRADLEY . I am an ironmonger. On the 22nd of February I was in Bishopsgate-street about six o'clock—my attention was arrested by the prisoner stopping—I turned round, felt my pocket, and found my handkerchief gone—I seized him, and said, "You have robbed me"—he denied it, and endeavoured to scuffle away, and in the scuffle he took the handkerchief from his bosom, and threw it behind him—a person came up and said he had seen the transaction, and would assist me—with some little difficulty we got him to the watch-house—he offered some resistance—this is the handkerchief.

ANN TIMMINS . I saw the prisoner throw the handkerchief away, and I picked it up.

VALENTINE SKINNER . I was passing along Bishopsgate-street about six o'clock in the evening, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor struggling together—I saw the prisoner pull the handkerchief from his bosom, and throw it on the ground—I collared him, and took him to the watch-house.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined Two Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-669
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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669. CHRISTOPHER EAGLETON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February, 1 pewter pot, value 1s., the goods of Edward Carter; and 1 dram-glass, value 1s., the goods of Thomas Murray.

GEORGE AVERY . I am a policeman. On the 14th of February, from information which I received, I spoke to the prisoner in Shoreditch, about half-past five o'clock in the evening—I asked what she had got under her shawl, and at the same time lifted it up, and saw this pint pot—I said, "Where did you get this pot?"—she said, "That is my business"—I said, "Where are you going to take it to?"—"Home, to be sure," said she—I took it out of her hand, and found the glass in it—I said, "Where did you get this from?"—she said, "I will tell you the truth; I had it given to me by Mrs. Carter, No. 9, Hoxton;" who was a woman who stood behind the bar—I went to Carter's, and found out Murray—the prisoner was in liquor.

THOMAS MURRAY . I am a publican, and keep the King of Prussia, at Hoxton. This glass is mine—I served the prisoner with half a pint of

beer, which she had twice warmed—she went out, and I missed the glass, but could not follow her—this is my glass—it has my name on it.

JOSEPH NEWMAN . I am a bricklayer. On the 14th of February, between five and six o'clock, I was coming down Old-street-road—I saw the prisoner against the alms-houses—the wind blew her shawl aside—I saw a pot and glass under her shawl—she tried to conceal them—I told a policeman.

JAMES CLUBE . I am barman to Edward Carter. The prisoner had some porter at our house on the 14th of February—in about half an hour after, I missed the pot—this is it—it has the name of the former landlord on it—she was at our house about twenty minutes after five o'clock.

Prisoner. I had been drinking there three times that day.

GUILTY.* Aged 37.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-670
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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670. RICHARD JEWSON and WILLIAM JOHNSON were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of February, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of a man unknown, from his person.

FRANCIS KEYS . I am an officer of Marylebone. On the 10th of February I was by St. Giles's church, about one o'clock—I saw the prisoners standing at the corner of Lawrence-lane, looking at gentlemen's pockets—they followed a gentleman down to George-street, and then Johnson made an attempt at the gentleman's pocket—they followed on to Museum-street, and there Johnson took a handkerchief out of a gentleman's pocket and gave it to Jewson—both turned round towards me—I collared Jewson, and took the handkerchief from inside his coat—I sent a person after Johnson, but he did not get him—Jewson said it was the first time he had ever done such a thing—that he was a broken down costermonger, and took the handkerchief to get a shilling to set himself up—four days after, I saw Johnson sitting on the rails, in Lawrence-lane—I took him for being in company with Jewson, and picking pockets—he said I was mistaken—I never could find the gentleman, as he walked on—I am positive of both their persons.



Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-671
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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671. HANNAH HASSETT was indictedfor stealing, on the 12th of February, 2 shillings and 3 sixpences, the monies of Samuel Long, her master.

MR. BODKIN conducted the Prosecution.

SAMUEL LONG . I keep the Queen's Head, High-street, Marylebone. The prisoner has been above three years in my service—I have missed money from my bar at different times—on the 10th of February, I missed 2s., and on the 11th, 4s. 6d.—I communicated with Keys, the officer, and placed him on the cellar stairs, so as to have a good view of the till—on the morning of the 12th of February I had two pounds worth of silver in the till, all marked—I came down that morning at my usual time, and went into the bar—the prisoner had no right to go to the till, or interfere with the bar at all—she had nothing to do with the business, she was a domestic servant—I counted the money, and missed 3s. 6d.—I communicated that to Keys—I rang the bell, and the prisoner came into the bar—Keys charged her with it—she denied it; and took several oaths that she had no property about her—Keys said, "It is of no use—it is here—I saw you put it here"—and she produced two shillings and three sixpences, threw them down, and said, "I suppose you will say that is your money"—I examined it—

it was marked as I had marked my money—she still denied it, and said she had had the money two days.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did any body see you mark the money? A. The officer—she never deposited any money with me—I believe she had nine pounds a year—she never gave me notice to quit—my wife gave her notice to quit—they had quarrelled—my wife never told me that the prisoner had given her notice—money never laid loose about the parlour—the prisoner received money from customers to give to my hands, but was not to go to the till—she never had any thing to do with the till—she took it in the tap-room, and brought it to me.

FRANCIS KEYS . I am an officer of Marylebone. In consequence of a communication from the prosecutor on the 12th of February, I stationed myself on the cellar stairs—I had seen two pounds in silver marked by the prosecutor the day before—about a quarter past seven o'clock in the morning I went to the house—while there, I saw the prisoner go in and out of the bar several times—I saw Mrs. Long in the bar—I saw Mrs. Long leave the bar about eight o'clock, and go up stairs—I them saw the prisoner in the wash-house, go into the bar, put a pail down near to the till—she went down on her knees—I saw her fix her eyes up the stairs—then look down—then look towards the staircase again—then I heard something pushed in—she left the bar, went into the wash-house, and stood within a few yards of me—there was nobody in the bar—the prosecutor came to me soon after, and said 3s. 6d. was gone—I said, "Yes, and she has got it in her bosom"—I followed her into the bar—she was charged with it, and denied it; but at last produced a bit of rag from her pocket, with two shillings and three sixpences marked.

Cross-examined. Q. Then she said she had money? A. Yes, she said she had 8s. for two days—I went to her box, and there was money there—she was scouring about the floor of the bar.

MR. LONG re-examined. The till was not locked—it was shut to—the bar was only left for two minutes—there is a lock to it.

FRANCIS KEYS re-examined. I found nine sovereigns in one of her boxes, and 24s. or 25s. in silver—I had seen her put something down her bosom soon after she left the bar.

MRS. LONG. The prisoner deposited eight sovereigns with me last May, to take care of for her, as the house was under repair—I returned it to her, and advised her to put it into the Savings'-bank—some time after she asked leave to go out—I said, "Have you deposited your money in the Savings'-bank?"—she said, "No ma'am, I wish I had done so—I have spent it.

Cross-examined. Q. Had she given you notice, or you her? A. I gave her notice—she gave me notice some time back, but afterwards wished to stop—I said she must alter her conduct, and I agreed she should stay.

MR. LONG. I am positive this is my mark on the money—it is marked on each side—there is a cross on the ear, and on the reverse side on the harp.

FRANCIS KEYS re-examined. I saw them marked in that way.

Prisoner's Defence. I am quite innocent.

(John Leonard, labourer, and Daniel O'Brien, shoemaker, of Marlboro'-street; and Thomas Brown, a paviour, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-672
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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672. ANN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of December, 1 coat, value 2l., the goods of Thomas George Clifton.

THOMAS GEORGE CLIFTON . I lodge in Lauderdale-buildings, Alders-gate-street,

at Mrs. Davis's—I am a medical student. The prisoner was servant there—she came after me a very short time—I missed a coat out of my sitting-room—I went out of town the day after missing my coat—I returned in a fortnight or three weeks afterwards, and found she had left—this is my coat—I mentioned my loss to the landlady.

GEORGE GEVERS . I am in the employ of Mr. Castle, a pawnbroker, in Old-street, St. Luke's. I have a coat, pawned on the 22nd of December, in the name of Ann Jones—to the best of my belief the prisoner was the woman, but I cannot swear it positively.

WILLIAM DARBY . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody on the 4th of February.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-673
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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673. JAMES KELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of February, 2 mahogany boards, value 3l., the goods of John Farrer.

JANE FARRER . I am the wife of John Farrer, a cabinet-maker, in the Curtain-road. On the 17th of February, about twelve o'clock in the day, I saw the prisoner carrying two boards off the premises, going out at the gate—Mr. Sleep was standing at the window with me—he ran after him, and brought him back with them—he was a stranger.

THOMAS SLEEP . I went after the prisoner, and stopped him with the boards on his back.

ROBERT BOPPHAM . I am a policeman. I took him in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 48.— Confined Six Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-674
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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674. CHARLES WIGGIN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of February, 1 boot, value 6s., the goods of Charles Ashman.

MARIA ASHMAN . I am the wife of Charles Ashman, shoemaker, of Castle-street, Finsbury. On the 4th of February, about ten o'clock, in the morning, I went into my kitchen, leaving the shop for about five minutes—on returning, the prisoner was in the shop—he had taken one boot, and was in the act of taking the other—he laid it down when he saw me—he asked if I could tell him of a situation, on my asking him what he did there—I said I did not know of one—he went out—I missed a pair of boots—one of them laid on a table by the shop door—I went after him, and asked what he had done with the boot—he said he had not got it—I said he had—he pulled it out of his pocket and threw it at me—the iron heel struck me over the eye, and caused me to faint—it cut my forehead, which bled very much indeed—the doctor attended me above a fortnight with it—the prisoner ran away, and after I recovered myself I called my husband—I described the prisoner to the policeman, and he brought him to our house on the Friday following—I recognised him in a moment by his dress and features, and his eye being sore—I should know him twenty years hence, I noticed him so particularly—I have not a doubt of him.

WILLIAM BARNES FISHER . I was coming up Castle-street and saw the prisoner come out of the prosecutor's shop—Mrs. Ashman came out and asked him for the boot—he threw it at her, and cut her forehead very much—I am sure he is the person.

Prisoner. I know nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

Before Mr. Recorder.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-675
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown; Not Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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MESSRS. PHILLIPS and BODKIN conducted the Prosecution.

(A verdict of " Not Guilty," as to Sheridon , was here taken for the pur-pose of his becoming a witness.)

JAMES PRICE . I am a clerk in the Secondaries Office. I produce a Common Pleas writ in which Samuel and Lewis Pocock are plaintiffs against John Mason for £250 and upwards—it came into the office on the 19th of October, 1834—I also produce a writ of capias from the King's Bench for £20 and upwards, in which William Lewis is plaintiff.

JAMES SMITH . I am a clerk in the office of William Hewitt, the clerk of the papers of the King's Bench prison. I produce an habeas to remove Mason from London to the King's Bench in both these actions—Mason was received into the custody of the Marshal of the King's Bench—I have a certificate of bail on which he was discharged; and also a discharge in the action by Lewis, which was lodged by the plaintiff's attorney.

GEORGE WILLIAM HORNE . I am a clerk in the King's Bench Office. I produce the bail-piece in "Pocock against Mason," and a rule of allowance—it was on the production of that rule and bail-piece a discharge was issued to release the defendant from the custody of the Marshal—this is the discharge (looking at it.)

JAMES SMITH re-examined. Mason was discharged in consequence of this discharge.

MATTHEW COZENS . I am a clerk in the Rule Office of the Court of King's Bench. I produce an affidavit of the service of notice of bail, and the motion paper to justify bail—it is Mr. Ball's brief.

THOMAS THOMPSON GRAY . On the 25th of November I saw Mason in the King's Bench prison—I was desired by Warren to go over there—I told Mason so—I asked him if it was true that he had deposited £14 in a certain man's hands to satisfy the bail—Mason said he had deposited the money—that he had given him one sovereign to fee counsel, and deposited £14 with the gentleman who kept the tap of the King's Bench prison—he mentioned his name, but I can hardly mention the name—he is here—I was in the Court of King's Bench on the 25th of November—Warren and Griffiths offered themselves there as bail in Pocock and Mason's action—I saw Warren sign the name of John Daniels to a document, or David Daniels—I stood close by and saw Warren write this name of John Daniels on this small paper—I am quite certain he is the person I saw sign that name—I afterwards saw Warren go into Court and justify the bail—he was sworn in Court after he wrote that name—I saw him sworn—I heard the clerk ask if that was his name and handwriting—he answered "Yes," in the passage outside the Court—he asked him that before he kissed the book—he said, "Is that your name and handwriting?"—then he kissed the book—Mr. Justice Littledale was sitting on the bench at the time—I heard the oath administered by the clerk—he was sworn to speak the truth, so help him God.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Do you say he said it was his name and handwriting before he was sworn, or after? A. I think it was before—on my soul he asked him, "Is that your handwriting and name?" and handed the book to him—I am not positive whether he handed the book to him first, or asked the question, but I know he kissed the book and was asked the question—I cannot recollect whether he said it was his name and handwriting before, or after he was sworn.

COURT. Q. Describe what passed when the man was sworn? A. The gentleman asked him if it was his handwriting—he said "Yes," and kissed the book.

NAPOLEON ALDRIDGE (looking at the affidavit.) I am clerk to Master Le Blanc. The signature to this is in the handwriting of Master Le Blanc—I was not present when the affidavit was sworn—it is not usual for me to attend the Court on swearing affidavits—I only attend the last day of term, and not for that purpose—an affidavit is always sworn before it is sent in to the Master to sign—Mr. Le Blanc is the proper officer to put his signature to it.

(The affidavit purported to be made by John Daniels, of Leman-street, Goodman's-fields, clerk to P. Palmer, of Barnard's Inn, attorney for the defendant; deposing that on 21st of November, 1834, he served on the clerk of Mr. Pocock, the plaintiff's attorney, a copy of the notice of bail annexed—the bail proposed in the notice, were Mr. John Griffiths, No. 1, Fetter-lane, fishmonger, housekeeper and freeholder; and William Warren, of Brook-street, Lambeth, Surrey, cheesemonger, housekeeper; and stated that they had resided at their respective places of abode for six months: signed, P. Palmer, defendant's attorney, Barnard's Inn; addressed to Mr. Thomas Pocock, plaintiff's attorney, Bartholomew-close.)

THOMAS THOMPSON GRAY re-examined. Warren and Griffiths appeared as bail on that occasion—Warren gave the brief to Mr. Ball—the bail were too late to justify—the Judge said, perhaps there was an opposition, and if the gentlemen consented to take it, he would go into it by and by—Mr. Heaton had a brief to oppose—Warren said he was a cheesemonger, living at No. 88, Brook-street—he said his mother had died and left him 40l. a year, in Bedfordshire—Griffiths said he lived at No. 1 or 2, Fetter-lane—that it was his own freehold, and worth 1000l.—I did not know whether he had removed, but I knew the night before that he was living at No. 4, Surrey-road—I know he lived there the night after he swore he lived at 88, Brook-street; in fact, I was in his house the same night—he lived in the cellar—I went to the Master's office, in Chancery-lane, the day after the bail justified—Brookes went with me—nobody else went to that office—we got a paper from that office—it was a rule to take to the Temple—(looking at out) I believe that is it—I gave it to Brookes—I went part of the way down to the Temple with Griffiths and Brookes—I said I would not go—they wanted me to go to sign a name—I said, "I have lent you my money, and I shall do no more"—I had lent them nearly 1l.—they told me I was to sign Mr. Palmer's name—I would not do it—Griffiths and Brookes said they were going to the King's Bench to get the discharge for Mr. Mason—Griffiths brought the discharge and gave it to Brookes—I saw him do so, and had it in my hand at a public-house in Fleet-street—I believe this if it. (The order for the discharge of John Mason, his bail having justified, was here put in and read.)

Q. Do you remember, after this, being in a public-house in Surrey? A. Yes, in the Blackfriars-road—I saw Warren, Brookes, Griffiths, and Sheridon there—Warren said he had received 14l., and was going to divide it among them—I had seen them receive the 14l. from Mr. Vernon, in Mason's presence—Warren gave Brookes 2l., Griffiths 2l. 5s., Sheridon 30s., and kept the remainder himself, after paying me 23s., which I had lent him—there was a great quarrel among them about the money—each of them said they had done most, and wanted most money—Warren said, "I am master of the whole, and I shall do what I think proper"—master of the people and money

too—he told Griffiths that the only misfortune was, that he had given his proper direction—Warren, Brookes, and Sheridon all said so, and that when the case came to be found out, they would come to him: and he was advised by the parties to deny all knowledge of it, and he said he would.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Pray what is your way of life? A. I have been a baker and flour-seller these thirty years—I buy some flour of Frost, of Battersea-mill, and Ward, of Commercial-road—I bought my last flour last Saturday, of Mr. Ward, of Commercial-road—I am not bound to tell you how much—sometimes I buy a hundred sacks, and sometimes five—I have bought 1000 before to day—I think it was five sacks that I bought last Saturday—I do not know Mr. Ward's number—he comes to Mark-lane every day—I have been to his house when he lived at Mill-wall, but not since he has been in Commercial-road—I sent a man with a horse and cart for the flour—Ward delivers it with his horse and cart—I was not at home when it was delivered—I lived in Brook-street last Saturday, but the floor was delivered in Fitaroy-passage, at my son's shop—I do not keep a shop—I go to Mark-lane, lay out my money, purchase goods, and sell them to who I can—I lived in Great St. Andrew's-street, and kept a shop—I left it better than two years—I have not kept a baker's shop since that, but I buy flour and have it baked, and sent to my son to be sold—Mosley, of York-street, Westminster, baked for me for the last few days—that has been my way of life of late years, since my wife died—I have dealt in wine and coals—I am in the habit of buying any thing I can get any thing by—I have but a small capital now—I sometimes buy a horse if I can get any money by it—I have been a miller—I have not practised in the Courts of law—I do not attend the Courts of law at all, no more than calling in to hear a trial at Westminster Hall, and occasionally here—I never had a shop in Oxford-street—I have not bailed any body for debt for the last five years—perhaps somebody may have been making use of my name, as they have of other people's—I have bailed, when I was rich, a good many of my neighbours—two or three unfortunate bakers got arrested, and I have gone and bailed them—I was not in the habit of justifying—I bailed Levy, the sheriffs-officer—I was in the habit of serving him with bread, and if an unfortunate baker got in his hands, I gave my word for him—I know Sergeant's-inn—I never practised going there for any purpose in my life—I never attempted to bail but one person—I have never been rejected—I was proposed to bail a person—I was in Chancery-lane to be answerable for the rules, for Miss Bills, a month or two back—I went down with her from the Fleet, and brought her up again—I was answerable for Miss Bills for 75l.

Q. What are you worth? A. Very little indeed—I am not bound to answer the question, and I shall not answer it.

COURT. Q. Were you worth 75l. at the time? A. Yes, and more—I sometimes get 10l. a-week by selling flour.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. I ask you again, have you ever been rejected at bail? A. I never went in—I would not go in to be rejected—I never attempted to bail any one but Miss Bills—a certain person came into Court, and said, "If you go into Court to bail Miss Bills, I shall oppose you"—I would not go—I said, "If that is what you mean, Sir, I am gone"—I would not be pulled to pieces by the Court—I have been in many Courts, and have been in this, but I have not bailed or attempted to bail any body for the last five or six years—I never was rejected as bail, for I had from 7000l. to 10,000l. to bail any body at one time—I was

never rejected as bail, to my knowledge, but really I cannot positively swear it, but I do not believe I ever was in my life—I never remember such a thing occurring.

Q. What business had you at the Bail Court on this occasion, the 25th of November? A. I had been to Westminster to receive some money of a person named Foulkes, and as I passed, I merely called in, nothing more—I knew Warren before several years—I knew Brookes by sight before—I have spoken to him, but I do not know that I spoke three words to him in my life—I never knew him, or spoke to him, till within twelve months—I will swear I have not spoken twenty times to him within the last twelve months—I never saw Griffiths before.

Q. How came you to stay to see this transaction? A. They asked me to go and have a drop of something to drink—they had no money to pay for it—that was at the Horse-shoe and Stump, in the Westminster-road—that was after we went out of the Bail Court.

Q. What caused you to be a witness of this transaction in the Bail Court? A. I merely called as I came by, to see what was going forward—I am partial to hearing trials, and have been so all my life, and when I came into the passage, there was Warren—it was purely accidental that I came by and went in—I lent him some money afterwards.

Q. Did you mean to tell the Jury just now that you saw Warren affix to the affidavit a false name, swear to the affidavit, and suffered the Court to be imposed on by that fraud? A. I knew nothing at all about it till they were parting the money, when they quarrelled and exposed one another—I knew nothing of the matter when I saw Warren write the name of "Daniels"—I asked him what he meant by it—he said it was all right, and a matter of course—I knew nothing of the transaction—I asked Warren, when he was swearing the affidavit, what was the meaning of all that—he said, "Oh, it is all right"—I saw him sign the name of "John Daniels," or to that effect—I did not know him as Daniels, but that was nothing to me—I heard him say that was his name and handwriting—I saw the officer administer the oath.

Q. Did you not advance your money to complete the fraud? A. No, I lent him the money to get the discharge—I lent no money at the Bail Court—I would not lend money to assist in a fraud—I never knew of the fraud—I did not know what they were about, or that they were doing wrong, till they shared the money next day.

COURT. Q. You heard a man perjure himself by assuming a false name, and a residence you knew to be untrue? A. I had nothing to do with that—I staid in Court on purpose to hear what they would do—he told me he had 40l. a year left him, and as he owed me 180l., I cocked my ear, and tnought I should get some of it.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. If you only casually went to the King's Bench Court, and afterwards went casually to the public-house, how came you to find your way to the King's Bench prison? A. Because I lent them the money to get the discharge—I was afraid of losing it, which caused me to go—I went to see Mason, and asked him, before I advanced 1s., if he was going to pay Warrer any money—I wanted my money—the moment I got it, I cut and left them—I got my money at the Crown in the Blackfriars'-road—I accompanied Brookes and Griffiths on their way to the Rule office, to the passage in Clifford's-inn—that was before I went into Surrey—I did not go to the house of either of the prisoners that night—I went the night before to Warren's house, and the night the bail was given, but it was not

all done in one day—I saw Warren the same night as the bail was given—I did not know but what he had removed, as he swore he lived at the house where Brookes lodged—I went to his house the very night the bail was given—I found him in the Surrey-road—I had nothing whatever to do with the transaction—I pledge my word I never knew it was a fraud contemplated, though I had suspicion—never till they divided the money, and quarrelled about it.

Q. I think you said the person at the King's Bench, (Vernon,) gave them 14l.? A. He gave it to Warren—I lent my money to Warren—Brookes had some, and Sheridon had some—it was to pay for different things, the day after the bail was given in—I lent the money to them the day after the bail justified—I did not know it was a false oath—Griffiths might have been worth ten thousand pounds for what I know—Warren represented his mother had left him 40l. a year.

Q. How did the attorney, Mr. Pocock, find you out? A. I heard there was an inquiry made—they did not pay their reckoning at the public-house—I lent them money to pay, but they did not pay all—I paid for all I called for at the public-house—after I paid my money, they called for something on their own account, and 8s. or 9s. was set up to their reckoning, which they went away and did not pay—I paid the money, and Warren was to pay again—I did not pay the 9s.—I first saw Mr. Pocock, the prosecutor's attorney, about six weeks or two months ago—I think it was before Christmas—I heard there was an inquiry being made after the parties, and asked my attorney, David Passmore Taylor, about it, and another gentleman in Sergeant's Inn—I have been a bankrupt ten or twelve years ago—I have got my certificate—I had a docket struck against me afterwards—I had my certificate signed by my creditors before I came away from the bankrupts' office—that was ten or twelve years ago—I had a docket struck against me afterwards—Young, a corn-factor, was petitioning creditor—Archer and Miller were petitioning creditors under the first commission—the last commission was never worked through—they offered to do it away altogether if I would pay the expense they had gone to, for they struck the docket on an accommodation bill I neverowed—I dealt in accommodation bills at that time pretty largely—I have not done so lately—not within the last twelve months, to my knowledge—I have not got a bill in existence at all that I know of—I was never in the Fleet Prison nor King's Bench—I was once, or perhaps twice, in the Marshalsea—I will swear it was not three times—I was seventeen days in Whitecross-street once, for the very bill I had the docket struck against me—I justified it out—I was never in Horsemonger-lane in my life as a prisoner—I never was arrested for debt except what I have said—I was once indicted for a Bill of Exchange that my son Thomas discounted—the opposite party swore it was my son James discounted the bill—I was indicted and tried in this Conrt—Mr. Phillips was my counsel—I was discharged without calling witnesses, or going to a Jury—the Jury would not suffer the Judge to sum it up—I was discharged, and the money was paid to my son for the bill—I surrendered at Newgate to take my trial—I was not charged with forgery—I was charged with perjury, in giving evidence on a Bill of Exchange, but the parties afterwards paid the bill—I should have indicted them if they had not paid it—I was never in any other gaol, to my knowledge.

Q. When was the last time you were in gaol? A. At the Marshalsea, about two years ago—I have never been in confinement since that, to my knowledge—I am sure I was not in gaol in July last year.

Q. After consulting your two attornies, you had an interview with Mr.

Pocock; did you go to him, or he come to you? A. I can hardly tell you—I know if he did not come to me he was making inquiry, and I think I was advised to call on Mr. Pocock—I had nothing to do with the quarrelling among the prisoners—I got 1l. 3s., I think—I swear I had not a farthing more—I saw the money paid away, and Warren kept the remainder—I did not consult my attorney till sereral weeks after the quarre—I had not seen Warren in the interim—I might have seen him since—I will swear I had not seen him ten times—I had nothing to do with Warren—I might have seen him once—I went to Mr. Pocock—I went to the coal-merchant once—I did not know who his attorney was—I heard the name of Pocock, when they quarrelled—I never had the notice in my hand which was sworn to be served on Pocock—I saw Brookes hand the brief to Mr. Heaton, and Warren one to Mr. Ball—I saw it done, but I am not going to swear the names that were on them—I saw the name of Palmer on the notice paper—Brookes handed Mr. Heaton the paper—I saw the paper in the public-house—I am not going to swear about Palmer's name being on it, but when they went for the discharge, Brookes was to sign "Palmer."

Q. What induced you to go to Pocock, the coal-merchant, was it to do justice? A. For the purpose of doing justice to myself, as I was in their company—the publican charged me with their bill, and I would not pay it—I went to Mr. Pocock to exonerate myself—I was not to receive any money from Mr. Pocock, or his clerks—I was subpoened here—I was not threatened to be indicted—I had 1s. with the subpoena, which is the regular thing—I have not received any money but that.

COURT. Q. Was the publican's score paid? A. No, it was not—I called on him, and told him I saw Warren have the money to pay him.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Have you ever been in the Insolvent Court? A. I have told you I was in the Marshalsea—I once came through the Insolvent Debtors' Court, four years ago—I was discharged under that writ—I described myself then as a corn and flour factor—I became answerable for Miss Bills two months ago—I have not been distrained upon for taxes or rates—I have kept a house since I was discharged under the Insolvent Act—I have always paid my rates for thirty-five years—I did not owe a hundred pence when I was discharged—it was on account of the accommodation bills I gave—there were three or four, and were given to a Quaker in Mark-lane—I had £5000 or £6000 in good debts, as I expected, but they turned out bad—I did not swear they were good in my schedule—I cannot tell what amount I expected under my schedule.

COURT. Q. How long is it since you took the benefit of the Insolvent Act? A. Four years—I have paid many pounds of my debts since that—I owed very little indeed, for I do not consider that I owe money where I receive no value—I lent a man £900 worth of accommodation paper—it did not get into a third party's hands.

MR. DOANE. Q. Have you never had any quarrel with Warren? A. No; I am quite positive I saw Brooks deliver a brief to Mr. Heaton, and Warren one to Mr. Ball—I did not deliver the brief to Mr. Heaton—I delivered no brief—I never touched them—I have not made any proposition not to appear here if money was given—I have been offered some, but would not take it.

Brookes. Q. At the time you were at Westminster, you saw some person writing at the public-house? A. I saw you writing a brief to give to Mr. Heaton—Sheridon might be writing—I did not see him fill up the bail piece.

COURT. Q. When did you see Brookes writing a paper? A. In the

public-house—they had been in the Bail Court then, and being too late, they went to the public-house, and wrote a paper for Mr. Heaton, and from there I accompanied them back to the Court out of curiosity—I saw this swearing in the name of Daniels before I went to the public-house—I saw the paper delivered to Mr. Heaton, and heard him oppose the bail—the same party were together, both in the Court and at the public-house.

Q. When it was proposed the bail should be heard if opposed, the same people who had sworn the affidavit of the service of notice, prepared a brief for Mr. Heaton to oppose? A. Yes, they were altogether in both instances.

JOHN SHERIDON . I am included in this indictment. In November last, I had transactions with Mason—I did not know him before—he was in the King's Bench prison when I saw him—I went on business into the prison, and a Mr. Hutchinson introduced me to him—Mason told me he was confined there for £250, and wished he could get two bail who could justify him out—I undertook to get two persons—I gave notice to Mr. Pocock, the solicitor, of the bail I had found—on examining them, I found they were not sufficient, and would not take them into Court—I afterwards saw Mason in the prison on the subject, and told him the bail had failed to justify—he seemed very much disappointed, and wished me to employ others, if I possibly could, who could get him out—I told him it was very difficult to get two bail who could justify for so large a sum—he said he did not care how it was done, as long as it was done, and he wished to know if I could get two bail, that we might buff it—he said some thing to that amount—the meaning of that is, to get two men, no matter what they are, and to swear they have served notice, when it was not served—I said I would do no such thing, and never did such a thing in my life—I said I would have nothing more to do with it—after this intimation from Mason I saw Brookes a few days afterwards—he asked me if I had been engaged for Mr. Mason—I said I had, and that I put in two bail, which could not justify—he told me be could find two that could justify for 1000l. each—I told him Mason would be very glad to treat with him, or any body else, on the subject, if he could do it, and he was at liberty to go to him, if he liked—Brookes and I parted—I went to the King's Bench prison every day, having some friends there I used to go to see every day—I saw Mason again—I went in consequenca of a messange—I saw him in Mr. Purcell's room, where he was dining—he told me there wers two persons there, named Gray and Warren, who were acquaintances of Mr. Purcell's, and they were to be his bail, and came to inquire whether the money was lodged—I said I did not know them—Mason said the bail wanted money to pay the justification—I told him not to give them any thing, but to send some person down to the Court to pay it—he said he had nobody he could confide in, except his mother—he had nobody to send to her, as it was rather late in the evening, and requested I would meet her down there to see that it was right—I agreed to do so at the public-house called the Magpie and Stump—I did not see Mason after this conversation—I saw him after the justification, on the same day—in the evening of that day I saw him in company with Warren, Trussell, and Hackham—Warren wanted money to take out the order—they had none, as Mason's friends left me before the justification—Mason said he would give him no money till he brought the discharge—Warren was very angry, and went away without any money—Mason asked me about it—I said he had better pay—he said he would not till he had the

order—he said he wished to have the discharge on the morrow, and he would give an additional sum, and he wished me to go after him, and say so—I saw Mason the next day—Mason, Warren, Griffiths, and Gmy were with me at the King's Bench prison—Griffiths had the discharge in his pocket—they said they would not give up the discharge—Gray advised Griffiths not to do so till he got his money, till the bail got their money—I saw some money paid by the man in the tap-room, to Warren—Mason, and Griffiths, Warren and I were present—Gmy was sitting in Purcell's room.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. This money was given in the tap? A. Yes, to Warren—Vernon, the tap-man, paid ten sovereigns and a half, and Mason gave him the difference, making it up 11l.—I saw it, and recollect it—I am not an attorney—I am in the habit of going to see my friends in the Bench—I have about four friends there—that was not my only object—I used generally to get something to do, to justify bail—I have been a solicitor's clerk twenty years—I am not in a situation now—my last situation was with Mr. Sidney, in Lincoln's-inn-fields—I was with him ten months, and left him in May, 1833—I left him to go to the Continent—I said there twelve months—my circumstances were very good—when I came back I applied for a situation, but did not get one—I had a very trifling salary from Mr. Sidney—only 1l. a week—I then lived in Wych-street, Strand—I had an apartment on the second floor at No. 21—the landlord's name was Dolby—his name is on the door—he is a cutler—I am married, and have four children—I had some assistance from my friends, about 30l. a year—I had an unfurnished room, and my own furniture—I did not take my furniture to the Continent—I went to Paris with a friend—I took 11l. with me—my friend supported me all the time—I did nothing there—I was quite a gentleman—when I came home I was obliged to go to my shifts again—I endeavoured to get a situation, and wrote at a stationer's, now and then, a day in a week, and, perhaps, not for weeks together—I was paid by the job—I got some weeks about 30s.—I went to the King's Bench to see persons who befriended me by employing me—I acted as an attorney's clerk—I did not use any attorney's name—that I solemnly swear—I had no idea that any fraud was intended by Mason when he talked about buffing it—immediately he told me that, I washed my hands of it—I meant to have nothing more to do with it—I would not countenance it—on the day the bail justified, I went down with the mother to pay the money—I had no idea they were not good bail—I did not know Warren before—I had seen him—I knew his name was Warren, but I did not know that was the man—I never thought of him—Mason said he had no friend, and I went with the mother as that friend—I met her—I passed the bail-piece that morning—I went by the request of Mr. Brookes, who said he was busy, and he requested me to be there—I knew nothing of any fraud—I am quite sure Mason used the word buffing it.

Q. How came you to say "to that amount?" A. I do not know that I used the word—it was to that amount—I did not mean those words.

COURT. Q. Whet word did not you mean? A. The gentleman says, I said "to buffet it," or words to that amount—I said Mason was very much disappointed that they could not justify, and said he would give any money to get it, and could not I get two bail that could buffet.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. He said that at once? A. Yes; he asked if I could get two bail to get him out; and I said it would be difficult to get

persons to so large an amount; and then he said, could not I get two persons that could buffit—I think that followed immediately—he did not say any thing else that I recollect—after the bail had been justified, I went to the public-house, as the parties were waiting there to take some refreshment—I had met the other parties there, who were waiting for me—they were writing affidavits and instruction for counsel to support the bail—I had not the slightest notion of any fraud—Mr. Brookes told me he could get two bail to the amount of 1000l. each—I told Mason that I thought it had been regularly procured.

COURT. Q. When was it you expressed your opinion that the bail was regularly procured? A. That was the night on which they told me that Warren and Gray had called upon me.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Do you know that it is a very common thing to give money to persons who are capable of becoming bail, to induce them to become bail? A. Yes; I know that a great deal of bail is put in at Westminster by that means, and those persons either render their principals or pay the money—I believe Gray and Warren were the two persons whom Brookes procured as bail, but he did not bring them—I suspected they could not be the persons, and I mentioned it to Mr. Brookes, and he said they could bail for double that—Mason was in prison at that time, he could not know this, except he asked them—there was nothing in the transaction that I could detect, as being one of fraud—up to the time it was disclosed to me, I had no idea of fraud—Warran stated to Mason in the open yard, htat the bail had been buffed, and Mason said he did not care how it had been done, so long as he was discharged—I do not know that Mason knew what had passed in the Bail Court.

Q. When were you first applied to, to turn evidence against the defendants? A. I was not applied to—I was a prisoner in Whitecross-street prison, for debt, and after the detainer was lodged against me, I wrote the whole particulars to the Governor—I was never applied to, on the part of the prosecution, to give evidence—I told the prosecutor I was willing to come and state all I knew—I said so in Whitecross-street, the day before yesterday—I had a statement, in writing, of the whole particulars to be given—I was eleven years in the service of Mr. Crowder—I was arrested for debt—that is the only reason why I left him—it is six years ago—I was never in any other prison but Whitecross-street—I went through the Insolvent Court, six years ago, and seven years before that, through family misfortunes—I have not had any regular employment since my return from the Continent—I was looking for persons to employ me to justify bail in the king's bench prison—have never been bail myself—I justified bail, last vacation, at chambers—the stationery is the principal part of my business—I never saw Griffiths before that day—I had seen Warren in company with Collier—I never had any transactions with him—I did not see the affidavit made that day, in the name of John Daniels, to my knowledge—I did not see it sworn—when it was sworn, I was at the Magpie and Stump—I was there about twelve o'clock—it was too late to justify at ten o'clock—Broockes came over and said it was too late, and they went to take it at the rising of the Court—I cannot recollect that I prepared the affidavit—I wrote one or two documents—(looking at one) that is not my handwriting, nor any of it—(looking at the bail-piece) that is my handwriting—I did not see Warren at No. 4, Surrey-road, on the night of the justification, for after he left Bench I followed him and could not find him—the day after, when the discharge came to Mason, they all went to

the Surrey-road—I was never at Warren's house—I did not know where he lived, nor where Griffiths lived—I never saw him before—I knew Warren's person—I never saw him justify bail—I had seen him at a public-house in Chancery-lane a great many times, up and down—I have seen him there every day in Term—this notice on Mr. Heaton's brief is in my handwriting—I wrote it at the public-house in Westminster—I did not write any part of the indorsement—I copied the notice that morning—Brookes told me he had not time to make a copy of it—I signed the name of Palmer to it, by Brookes's desire—I did not know who the party was—I swear I knew nothing of the fraud.

MR. BODKIN. Q. You wrote the bail-piece at Brookes's request? A. Yes, and I also wrote the notice of justification of bail attached to Mr. Heaton's brief—Brookes gave me the original notice to copy from—that was signed Palmer—I made an exact copy of it to expedite the business—I cannot tell how long Mason was confined in the King's Bench—I only knew him there a few days before the 14th of November—he was discharged on the 26th—it was on the night of the discharge that Mason said the bail had buffed, while he was still in custody.

Brookes. Q. Who gave you the names of the two first bail, which you proposed to justify? A. Mr. Glover, of Clerkenwell—you never saw Mr. Mason, to my knowledge, nor did you ever go into the King's Bench prison—I met Mrs. Mason at the Horse-shoe and Magpie, at a quarter before nine o'clock, on the last day in Term—I was in the public-house when I saw Griffiths and Warren—there was Mrs. Mason and a gentleman, a friend of hers, at a quarter before nine o'clock, or about nine o'clock—I was not preparing the bail-piece—I had two or three of the old papers before me—I received no money of Mrs. Mason—I did not hand the brief to Mr. Ball or to Mr. Thessiger—the waiter would not let me go till the reckoning was paid—I went over to the Court with the waiter and pointed you out, and then left—I wrote the notice about twelve o'clock—I think you told me it was to be annexed to the brief of the counsel, to support the bail—the notice was directed to Pocock and signed by Palmer—you told me it was to support the bail—I recollect Gray being detained at the Horse-shoe and Magpie for the reckonings—I did not see him pay any thing—nothing was paid that I know of—Mrs. Mason gave me 1s. 6d. to pay for what she and I had—no money was paid by the party, that I saw, except 1s. 6d.—if Gray had paid, I should have seen it—next morning, after the justification, I met Warren, Griffiths, you, and Gray, in Fleet-street—you told me Gray had advanced the money for the order and rule, and that they were short of half-a-crown to take the bail-piece off the file, and requested me to lend it to them—I did so—Griffiths, Gray, you, and Warren, then proceeded to the King's Bench with the discharge—I waited outside—Griffiths and Gray took the money to go to the Master's office for the discharge, and said when they got it they should go to the King's Bench—I cannot say whether Gray went into the Master's office—Brookes remained outside the King's Bench—I met Brookes, Griffiths, Warren, and Gray at the public-house in the Surrey-road, the same afternoon as the discharge was lodged—I do not recollect the name of the public-house—we had something to eat, and divided the money—it was 11l., not 14l.—Brookes had 2l., Griffiths 2l.—Warren gave me 30s.—Gray had 16s., I think, and Warren kept the remainder.

COURT. Q. How came you to have 30s.? A. Mason said to them at

the time the money was paid out of Vernon's hands, "This is all I have got, I will give you more some other time, and you pay Sheridon for his trouble."

Griffiths. Q. Did not you say Warren went over to the Bench and said it was buffed? A. It was not you that said it was buffed.

COURT. Q. Did you hear Griffiths say any thing about his name and address, or any body observe to him that he had given his true name and address? A. No; I made no observation about it—there was nothing said at the public-house, where the money was divided, about Griffiths having given his true name and address, or that it was as inconvenient circumstance.

Griffiths. Q. Were you not very angry that you did not have more money? A. Mason said I was to have 2l.—Warren said he had had all the trouble in the business, and I was nothing in the transaction—I did not say that none of you would have known of it had it not been for me—the thing was open to any body—I did not introduce Warren and Gray to Mason.

WILLIAM VERNON . I have a situation in the tap-room of the King's Bench prison, and have lived there eleven years—I recollect Mason being a prisoner there—before his discharge he gave me £13 or £14—there was no one with him when he gave it me—the night before he was discharged, he came for the money, and then there was another person with him—I do not know who it was—he said, "You may give that man the money I left with you"—I put it on the bar door, and the other person took it up.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Was there only one person with him? A. I only saw one—there were several in the room—I think there was £13 or £13 10s.—I am not certain of the exact sum—it was more than £12—I very often have money left by parties who are going to the Insolvent Court.

CHARLES HOWARD HEATON, ESQ . I am a barrister. I was in the King's Bench Court when the bail was justified—I was counsel on the occasion to oppose the bail—I cannot say particularly at what hour I received the brief—it was after the regular justification of bail was over—I do not recollect who delivered the brief to me—I know the defendant Brookes—I took a technical objection in my opposition, and waived it at the request of Brookes—I have written to that effect on the brief—that refreshes my memory of the transaction—I have no doubt it was a valid objection—the Judge seemed desirous I should waive it, as it was beside the merits of the case—to the best of my belief, Brookes mentioned Mr. Pocock's name to me, as if Mr. Pocock wished it to be waived—that it was the wish of Mr. Pocock, that I should wave all objections—previous to that, some lapse of time had taken place in consequence of the argument on the objection—it was after that lapse of time that I was spoken to by Brookes to waive the objection, and the impression on my mind is, that he said it was Pocock's desire—Mr. Ball was counsel on the other side—the bail justified—I am not sure whether the brief was given to me in the passage, or in the Court—when I went into the Court the regular business was proceeding—I had not the least idea of any thing irregular having taken place till Mr. Pocock came to my chambers about it.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. What was the technical objection you took? A. The number of the house one of the bail lived in was not mentioned, the rule of the Court requiring it should be given.

Brookes. Q. Do you happen to recollect my introducing a gentleman

to you in the Court, to oppose the bail and making an appointment with him, when he thought it would be likely for the bail to be called on, in the afternoon? A. I have a very indistinct recollection of the transaction—I was occupied a good deal—I have a faint impression on my mind now it is called to my recollection, that I was spoken to before the brief was actually given to me, and there was another person with Brookes; when I saw the name of "Pocock" on the brief, I considered it was either Mr. Pocock or his clerk, and to the best of my recollection that person was the person who gave me the brief and also the fee—Brookes has several times introduced persons to me to justify bail—I of course considered this transaction just the same as the former ones.

COURT. Q. Was Brookes a professional person? A. I have seen him frequently acting in the conduct of professional business.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. It is a very ordinary custom for persons who appear to be solicitors' clerks to deliver briefs for bail? A. It used to be very common.

(The instructions for the opposition of bail were here read; they stated that an inquiry had been made into the bail, who were found to be responsible, but requesting that a few questions might be asked them, as in the event of a third notice the plaintiff would have to pay the costs.)

THOMAS POCOCK . I am an attorney, and brother to the prosecutors in this case. This brief has my name signed to it—I never delivered that brief, nor did my clerk, by my authority—there was no notice of bail servesd on me on that action—there was a former notice—no such notice as that annexed to this brief was received at my office—I never had notice of this bail—a notice was served before, which was not persevered in—I never had such a notice as this—there is "P. Palmer" to the notice—I went to Barnard's Inn—I could find no such person either as solicitor or otherwise—I made diligent inquiry: I went to Griffiths, and I saw him, and said, "I find you have become bail for Mason, and justified for 500l., is that true?"—he looked astonished, and said, "Mason, Mason: I don't know such a person; I never heard of such a person"—I said, "Then that is singular; there must have been a gross fraud committed, as I see by the bail piece that you are put down as one of the bail"—he said, "I never was bail for Mason, or any other person, and I will take my oath of it"—I said, "Well, it may be material; will you make an affidavit of it?"—he said, "I will, at any time"—that was all that took place.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. What is the state of the action at present against Mason? A. I do not know that that has any thing to do with the indictment—the defendant pleaded infancy in the middle of December last—I have not taken any step in the action since that plea—I believe the debt accrued in 1833 or 1834—I have not the particulars of the demand—I know Marmaduke Thompson—there was a difficulty as to who the action was against, as between Thompson and Mason—I sued Thompson first—Beeby, Herbert, and Blyth, went my clerks in November.

THOMAS BEEBY . I am clerk to Mr. Pocock. There was no such notice as this served at our office in November last—I know of no instructions being given to counsel—I went to Griffiths' house, in Fetter-lane, by Mr. Pocock's desire, and took an affidavit—I saw Griffiths, and asked him whether he had become bail for Mason—he said he knew nothing of a person of that name, and that he never became bail for any body whatever—I asked him if he would swear this affidavit—he said be would, if it was of any service to Mr. Pocock—that he had no objection to swear it, but just

then he had a very shabby coat on, and did not like to go into Serjeant's-inn, as he was well known there—I went to No. 28, Brook-street, but could not find Warren, or any such person.

THOMAS BLYTH . In November I was clerk to Mr. Pocock. No notice of this sort was served on me or at the office, to my knowledge—I made inquiry after Daniels at No. 14, Leman-street, Geodman's-fields—I found no such person in the neighbourhood.

FRANCIS HERBERT . In November last, I was clerk to Mr. Pocock—no notice of this sort was served on me, or at the office, to my knowledge, in November.

CHARLES HOUGHTON . I am a coal-merchant. I know Mason, the defendant—he was in my service a short time after his discharge from the King's Bench—I asked him, when in the King's Bench, if he had got bail—he said he had not then, but he expected to do it—when he came into my service, he told me he had got somebody to bail him out—I donot recollect his expression—I do not recollect that the word buffing was made use of—Mr. Pocock told me that I had told him so, but I do not believe I did—I have no recollection of it.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Are Mason's friends respectable? A. To the best of my belief—I have known him between, two and three years—I believe he is not of age yet.

CHARLES WALLER . I am a sergeant of the City police. I apprehended Griffiths—I told him I had a Bench-warrant for him—he said, "Very well"—I told him it was for a conspiracy with others—he said he knew nothing about Mason or others—I told him I had a warrant against him, and Mason, and others, for a conspiracy—I told him to put no questions to me, as, if he did, it would be statet in Court—he knew nothing at all about it—I told him afterwards if he could get bail, his own bail would be 500l., and 250l. each, securities—he said he had not 500l. nor five hundred pence—he did not tell me whether he knew any thing of Mason—I afterwards apprenended Mason—I told him I had a Bench-warrant for him—he said, "Very well; for what?"—I said for a conspiracy—he said, "Very well"—I said, "You must go with me;" and he came with me—I told him not to put questions to me—he said, "Well, you cannot blame me or any one else for getting bailed out of trouble"—I said, "I suppose it cost you something"—he said, "Yes, it cost me a trifle," that is all—he mentioned no particular sum—that is all that passed—I took Brookes, and told him I had a Bench-warrant for a conspiracy with Mason and others—he asked if I had taken the others—I said I had taken Warren—he said nothing more—when I took Warren, I told him I had a Bench-warrant for a conspiracy with Mason and others—he said he knew nothing of Mason or the others.

Brookes. Q. When you told me the name of Mason, did I say I knew the name or not? A. You said you did not know the name—you said you knew Sheridon.

MR. POCOCK. I had my interview with Griffiths ten days or a fortnight after this happened—I cannet say whether it was before or after I had the plea of infancy.

JOHN SHERIDON re-examined. I signed this paper—(this was affixed to the instructions to oppose the bail)—it is a notice of bail; but when I signed it, it was not affixed to either brief.

MR. DOANE. Q. Have you not stated, that you were sure Gray him-self

made the affidavit in the name of "John Daniels?" A. I have been led to believe Gray did make it, I have been informed so—I was not present—I do not know Warren's or Gray's handwriting.

Brookes. A summons was taken out by Mason's attorney after he got out, to change the attorney, (Palmer)—I met Sheridon one day, he told me he had given a consent from Palmer to Mason's attorney. Witness. I never said so.

COURT. Q. Did you ever represent yourself as knowing Palmer, and having given his consent? A. Never; I said, a summons was taken out to change the attorney, and I was asked if I knew such a person; I said I did not—I wrote Palmer's name from a copy which I had before me, and thought I was doing every thing right and proper.

(Mr. Clarkson addressed the Court and Jury on behalf of Mason; and Mr. Doane for Warren.)

Griffiths's Defence. You will find in some part of the proceedings, that I have been completely led into it—I was called on by Warren to become bail for Mason—it is said I have no property to bail with—I am a free-holder, and occupy a house in Fetter-lane—I became bail for Mason—I had no knowledge, until Pocock called on me, that any thing wrong had been practised on me—I did not feel myself bound to satisfy him on all my proceedings—it was the only case I ever became bail for any body.

Brookes's Defence. About the middle of November, Sheridon met me in Chancery-lane, and asked me to introduce him to two respectable persons to justify for about £200—I gave him the names Thomas Gray and Matthew Griffiths, and their addresses—I had justified bail for him before, both out of Whitecross-street and other prisons—on the 24th of November, the last day but one in term, I met Sheridon in Chancery-lane—I am in the habit of attending Chancery-lane and the coffee-houses—he has met me there repeatedly—I have known him nine months—he said, "I wish you would call early to-morrow morning on the two bail you gave me the other day—I have given their names, and I have given them notice to be at Westminster, at a quarter past nine o'clock—I have seen them myself—I told them Mason was a respectable merchant, and all the particulars"—in the morning I called on Gray, who lives in Brook-street, Lambeth—I live in the same street—he was not at home, but left word for me to call on Warren, at No. 4, Surrey-road, who was going with me to Westminster, and he would be there as soon as me—I did so—we proceeded to Westminster-hall, at least, to a public-house, and there saw Sheridon and Mrs. Mason, and this gentleman sitting opposite Mrs. Mason—Sheridon said, "Brookes, I am afraid you are too late—why were you not earlier?—sit down and copy this for me—yon write quick, and this copy is quite dirty"—I copied the notice, and he said, "While I run down to the Court, will you draw the affidavit of service?"—I did so—he came back, and said, "Make haste—we are just in time"—I took the bail-piece—he left me to finish the affidavit of service—he took Griffiths and Warren down to Mr. Justice Littledale's clark, at the back of the Court, to acknowledge the bail—he was gone longer than I expected—I said, "Why have you been so long? here is the brief for counsel"—he said I had not written a precipie, as he called it, of the bail-piece, which should have been left with the Judge's clerk—he wrote that himself—I expected the Judge's clerk would have produced the paper here—I went down with him—Warren was there already—he had taken the bail into the Court—Warren went first, Griffiths followed—I went down, and saw Sheridon give the brief to Mr. Thessiger

—I saw Mr. Thessiger hand the brief over to Mr. Ball—Mr. Ball called Mason's bail, and the usher said it was too late—a gentleman said it was the last day of term—the Judge said at the rising of the Court he would take it, or if then was any opposition, it might be called on any time in the day—Sheridon went back to Mrs. Mason, and told her it was too late, and we must keep the bail there all day till the rising of the Court—Mrs. Mason said she would go, and leave that gentleman to advance the money to Sheridon, as it was wanted to pay the Court fees—he paid 6s. 6d. for putting in bail to one of hit own actions—he did not give Mr. Thessiger the fee, but I saw him give it to Mr. Ball—the gentleman was tired of waiting—Sheridon said, "Why, Brookes, they have not appeared to oppose the bail, perhaps they do not mean to oppose it?"—he has always conducted the law business, and I am sorry to say, though I knew it was not legal, I was instrumental in producing bail to him at times—I had no idea but he had, as usual, given notice—he had shown me notice of two men before, one named Farmer, and the other Nelson—he did not think them sufficient, and did not justify—he said, "Here is a gentleman, who will go down to any counsel?" as the Judge said, if opposed, it should be heard—I then wrote the notice—the one notice had been given to Mr. Ball; he pretends he drew the notice from a copy, but he drew the notice, and I at the same time made a remark, "I will go down and see if any body I know it there"—I met Mr. Heaton coming out of the Court—a gentleman and I went down—I introduced him to Mr. Heaton—he gave Mr. Heaton the copy of the notice, and the brief and fee—Mr. Heaton went and spoke to Mr. Ball, and the gentleman said, "I am afraid it will not come on till four o'clock, I will be back by then"—he did not come back—Mr. Ball called the bail, and Mr. Heaton said he was instructed to oppose the bail, which he did—after the justification, Gray and Warren went over to the King's Bench, to Mason—he said, "I will go over and see if Mason will give some money, now we have justified"—Sheridon went over with him, and they came back and said Mason would not part with any money—Mason said he would not believe Warren was one of the bail, and would give no money till the discharge came—next morning Warren met me and Gray at the public-house, Fleet-street, to procure the discharge—Sheridon said, "I will not go up to the Rule Office, for I am known there"—I had no reason to suppose any thing was wrong, therefore it is a conspiracy against me, by Gray and Sheridon—I said, "Very well; here, Gray, I will show him as far as the office"—he went and paid the money, came down, and said, "I have got the Rule"—Sheridon said, "You must send down to the signer of the writ, and get the discharge"—I went as far as the King's Bench prison—they went and came out, and said, instead of 14l., all they could get was 11l. 10s. from Vernon, but Mason had made up 10s. out of his own pocket—we went to the public-house in the Blackfriars'-road, and the money was divided—Warren said, "I shall detain 4l. "—he paid Gray, who had borrowed half-a-sovereign at the public-house, which I forgot to mention, at the Gibraltar, in order to pay the expenses, and he received 13s. for his trouble—so he was right in saying he received 23s.—he grumbled at it, saying, "I was the whole and sole person in bringing it forward"—as to Mason knowing any thing of it, I am sure he could not, for Gray was not in the King's Bench till the justification, and Mason knew nothing about him—it was Sheridon asked me to find him two respectable persons.

Warren. I am in a very awkward situation—I never thought Gray

could have shown his face in this Court—I solemnly declare I never put my hand to paper—I certainly gave my address in Brook-street—I did so for the best of reasons—I gave the account of my property in Bedford-shire—I have been keeping the Rising Sun, in Slater-street, and have not been to No. 4, Brook-street, where my mother lives, tor some time—Gray fell out with me about the public-house score, which Mason's friend, who was with his mother, ought to have paid.

WILLIAM SERLE . I live in Fetter-lane. I have knows Griffiths since he was a child—I cannot say whether the house in Fetter-lane is his property—he is in the oyster and shell-fish business.

GEORGE EDWARD CHAMP . I am managing clerk to Mr. Long, solicitor, of Staple's-inn—I know Griffiths—I never knew him bail any body.

Q. Do you know whether the house he lives in is his own? A. I believe there is no owner for it—he has lived in it seven or eight years—it originally belonged to Mr. Mansell—I believe it is in Chancery.





Confined Two Years.

NEW COURT, Tuesday, March 3, 1835.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-697
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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Cross-examined. Q. Would you know them again? A. By their condition,

but not by their marks—I took no particular notice of them—the little ones were lean.

RYDER HARRIS (police-constable K 97.) I was in Cambridge-road about ten minutes before wren o'clock that morning—I saw the prisoner driving four pigs—one large pig was in good condition, black before and behind, and had a white mark over its back, and there were three small ones, very thin—he was coming from Bethnal-green—I am certain the prisoner is the man.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you known him before? A. No.

WILLIAM DAVIS (police-constable H 254.) I took the prisoner, and told him he was charged with stealing four pigs—he said he thought it was for ducks—I said no—he said he did not care if it was not for ducks.

Witnesses for the Defence.

ROBERT DRIVER . I am a silk-weaver, and live in the same house with the prisoner's father. On the 7th of February I heard his father call him at twenty minutes before seven o'clock, and he left the house about ten minutes before seven o'clock.

SAMUEL BANSTEAD . I am the prisoner's father. He lives with me in Charles-streetr—on the 7th of February, I called him at twenty minutes before seven o'clock—I called him a second time—he did not leave my house till ten minutes before seven o'clock—I saw him go.

CHARLES CHRISTY . I live in Prince's-square, and am a porter in Whitechapel-market. On Saturday, the 7th of February, I saw the prisoner there at ten minutes after seven o'clock—I spoke to him, and said he was later than usual—he was carrying some meat for a butcher.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-703
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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703. RICHARD EVANS was indicted for stealing, On the 21st of February, 1 handkerchief, 3s., the goods of Henry Heald, from his person.

HENRY HEALD . I live in Warnford-court, Throgmorton-street. On the 21st of February, I was passing along Ludgate-hill—I was told by a lad that I had lost something—I felt, and missed my handkerchief—I returned with him, and he pointed to a court where I saw the prisoner standing—I went up and seized him, and accused him of taking my hand-kerchief—he denied it—I brought him down the court, and gave him to the policeman, who produced the handkerchief—this is it.

JOHN CREWS . I am a boot-maker, and live with my father in Maiden-lane. I was on Ludgate-hill at half-past seven o'clock that evening—I saw the prisoner and another following the prosecutor—the prisoner put his hand into the prosecutor's pocket, and took out his handkerchief, and put it into his own side pocket—he turned up a court—I ran and asked the prosecutor if he had lost any thing—he said, "Yes"—we all went back, and took the prisoner in the court.

Prisoner. Q. Which way was I going when you saw me? A. In St. Paul's Church-yard, going towards Ludgate-street.

WILLIAM STANTOW (City police-constable No. 29.) I received the information, and took the prisoner—I found this handkerchief in his left hand side pocket—the prosecutor owned it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in the court, and felt something come down by my feet—I saw this handkerchief sound my feet—I stooped down and took it up.

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Six Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-704
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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704. ROWLAND BASSETT was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of February, 1 opera-glass, value 3s. 6d., the goods of James Gardner and another, his masters.

JAMES GARDNER . I keep the Finsbury bazaar, and am in partnership with my brother. The prisoner had been five weeks in our service—I missed this opera-glass—it is ours.

SAMUEL ROSE . I am a general salesman, and live in Shoreditch. The prisoner came to my shop, about half-past ten o'clock, on the 12th of February—he produced this opera-glass for sale—he asked 1s. for it—I asked where he got it—he said his father sent it—he then said a girl gave it him—I said I should take him up—he fell on his knees, and said he lived at the Finsbury bazaar.

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-705
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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705. ROBERT CORD and JOSEPH TIPLING were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of February, 600 split osiers, value 7s.; and 4 iron hooks, value 4d.; the goods of John Hamblin, their master.

JOHN HAMBLIN . I live in Westminster. Tipling was my apprentice, and Cord was my errand-boy for about eighteen months, or two years, I believe—he had left my service, and was in trouble—I missed about 600 osiers, and four hooks—these are some of the osiers, and these fire-screens were made at Cord's house with my osiers—Tipling makes such things—these four hooks are mine, and were found at Tipling's father's.

Cross-examined by MR. CHAMBERS. Q. Where did these osiers come from? A. I bought them in Bishopsgate-street, of Mr. Clark—I can say they are mine from the manner in which they are prepared—I mean the splitting of them—I am a basket-maker—very few persons split their osiers at all, they use them whole; but I am in the fancy-business—I would not swear there is no one in London who makes fancy screens like these—I know these osiers by their colour—there are different colours and dies used—I believe my dies and colour are superior to any other—I live in Rupert-street—there is a Frenchman lives in Dean-street, but he cannot produce such colours as mine—I have three apprentices—Robert Rook is the senior—I never suspected him of taking any of these things—it was not his business, in particular, to watch that—nothing was carried away—he will be out of his time in six or seven months—Tipling had learned the trade of making baskets—he is a pretty good-hand, and is capable of doing the business all but staining the stuff—Rook's business was on the fancy-work, and so were all the apprentices—they would learn the coarse work at the latter part of their time—I taught them the fine work, and when I was not there, the senior apprentice has instructed them—I began to miss osiers a month or six weeks ago—Tipling had, before that, wanted to see his indentures, to know if he was rightly bound—I told him he and his father had seen them when he was bound—there was no dispute about it—my wife and him were not good friends—I do not see how they could be, when he was always annoying her—I did not go to Bow-street, nor did my wife—the prisoner said he went there, and he told the Magistrate at Marlborough-street so, but the Magistrate did not believe him—he said he had been because he did not believe he was properly bound; and I said I was willing to go before any Magistrate to show the'indentures to prove that he was—that was a week or a fortnight before I missed the osiers—he has frequently said he wished he was out of his time—I have never said I should be sorry, as I thought he would be a rival—I went to his father's house—I

saw the servant, and asked her where Mr. Tipling was—the officer and a journeyman of mine were with me—I sent the girl out for some gin—I asked her what she would take—she said, what I pleased—I was in the room, and when she was gone out I began to search, and found these osiers concealed under the bedstead; this is the bundle—when she came back I showed them to her—I did not abuse Tipling at that time—I have called him a vagabond—she did not say I had better give up his indentures—I did not reply, "No, he knows the business too well; he would take the victuals out of my plate;" nor any thing of the kind—I did not say, "Peggy, you are a servant, you should consider your own interest"—I did not say I wanted to send him out of the country; it is against my disposition—I did not tell her I would give her five pounds and a new suit of clothes if the would come and swear what I wanted her—I had no warrant; but the Magistrate gave me leave to take my property—the girl said, if she had known what I wanted, she would have broken my head with the poker.

WILLIAM DRANE (police-constable C 141.) I went to Tipling's house in Tichbourne-street, on the 6th of February—I followed the prosecutor; he was in two or three minutes before me—I cannot tell where these osiers were found, but he gave them to me in the room, and said he found them under the bed—I was there when the girl had returned—I did not hear the prosecutor say any thing to her about getting Tipling out of the country, or giving her five pounds—I afterwards went to Cord's lodging in Pulteney-court—I found these bundles of osiers concealed under the coals, and these two screens hung up in the room.

Cross-examined. Q. You did not go into Tipling's room with the prosecutor? A. No—I went in two or three minutes—he could not have said much to the girl—this is the bundle of osiers the prosecutor found there—they were not done up quite so neat as they are now—I did not go to Rood's house—he told me he saw the prisoner take them, but he did not tell me where I should find them—I went to Cord's house the same day that I went to Tipling's—I went to the room where I was told Cord lodged—I do not know who else lives in the house—these two screens were hanging in the room—Cord did not then say he had made them—he said others were concerned in it—he said, before the Magistrate, that Rook had been up at work in the room with them—he said that Rook was to teach them how to make them, and brought the materials to the house, and Tipling said the same before the Magistrate.

ROBERT ROOK . I am an apprentice to the prosecutor. On the 6th of February, about eight o'clock in the morning, I saw Cord putting a lot of these osiers into his cap—they were split, and ready for work—he put his cap under the bench, and concealed it—he went to breakfast a few minutes afterwards and took his cap with him—on Saturday, the 7th of February, Tipling told me he had four hooks at home, which he had taken away some time before—I told my master of it on the Monday.

Cross-examined. Q. Had your master lost a great many osiers? A. Yes, I believe so, but I only saw them taken that once—it was my business, when I was there, to take care of osiers—Tipling was there at the time they were taken—I live at No. 7, Upper Rupert-street—they did not search my house—Cord lives in Pulteney-court—I had been there on the Sunday before, and taken my coat and waistcoat to lend him—I only went just inside the door, and gave them to a girl—my master and I do the finest work in the shop—the lads cannot do that—they begin with the coarsest work—Cord had nothing to do with screens in the shop—

Tipling could do every part of the screen, but he never did it in the shop—these are not nicely finished, they are very rough work—I cannot tell whose work it is—it does not seem to be one who has had much practice—I never heard that Tipling and Cord said that I had been to teach them—I heard them say before the Magistrate that I took osiers there—Tipling has said he would do me all the injury he could, because I gave him a month for stealing my shoes—he was always quarrelling, and making what disturbance he could between his mistress and me—we were not the best of friends—he set us all in arms—he has threatened several times to leave my master, and set up in business himself—I do not recollect that he said so in my master's presence—my mistress dies the goods—Cord splits them, and my master's father and I have done them—I never went to Tipling's—I cannot tell where he lives—it is in the Edgeware-road—I never gave him any osiers to work up—when Cord took the osiers, Charles Orton was there—I did not ask him to assist me in taking Cord's cap off—my matter was at Hammersmith at the time—I told my master when I saw him.

(Witnesses for the Defence.)

MARGARET PROCTOR . I live servant with Tipling's father. I was there with the children when the prosecutor came—he sent me for some gin—I asked about Joe—he said he was in prison—he said, "What do you wish for, my dear? if you wish for wine you shall have it?"—I said, "I had rather not"—he said he wished to transport him—I spoke about his giving up his indentures—he said he would take the victuals out of his plate, as he knew his business too well—he said he would make a lady of me if I swore against him, as he said, "If I can get any one to swear against him for money, I will do it"—he gave me fourpence, and sent me for a quartern of gin; and when I came back he produced the osiers.

SOPHIA BROOK . I am fifteen years of age. I lodge in the next room to Cord—I have seen Rook come to Cord's lodging—he used to bring with him the things they make these screens with, of all colours—I have seen him at work with Cord with what he brought.

CHARLES CORD . I am Cord's brother. I have seen Rook bring osiers to my brother—he taught my brother to make the screens and fine work—I have seen him there doing it—it is not above five weeks since he came there with a pair of frames to make screens.

COURT to MARGARET PROCTER. Q. Were you offered 5l. to swear against the prisoner? A. Yes, to say that I heard him say he took his master's substance, and made them up in screens.

JURY. Q. Did you threaten him? A. Yes, I took up the poker, and said, "Do you wish to wrong my soul?" and he said, "Do not do it, my dear"—"I said, "I am not dear to you."

CORD— GUILTY . Aged 19.


Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-706
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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706. JANE WISSTOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of January, 6 yards of silk, value 9s.; and 1 pair of ear-rings, value 3s.; the goods of Thomas Matthews—and, on the 30th of January, 1 gown, value 10s., the goods of Thomas Matthews; to which she pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined One Month.

(The prisoner received a good character, and Edward Austin, her uncle, promised to maintain her.)

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-707
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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707. RICHARD JONES was indicted for embezzlement.

SARAH SWAN . I keep a chandler's shop in Plumber-street, City-road. On the 23rd of January I paid the prisoner 4s. 6d. for his matter, Mr. Podbury.

ELIZABETH PODBURY . I am the wife of Robert Podbury. He is a baker, and lives in Old-street. The prisoner has never paid this 4s. 6d. to me—he said he had not received it—I manage all the business, at my husband cannot keep the books.

GUILTY . Aged 24.— Confined One Month.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-708
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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708. JOHN QUICK was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December, 1 adze, value 2s. 6d., the goods of William Ettridge; and 1 knife, value 1s. 6d., the goods of Richard Leader.

WILLIAM ETTRIDGE . I am a cooper, and work at Ratcliffe. On the day after Christmas-day I missed an adze—this is it—I know it by a private mark on it—I went to Mr. Chesterman's shop, in Brook-street, and saw it for sale—I bought it for 1s. 3d., and gave it to the officer.

THOMAS CHESTERMAN . I am a broker. I bought the adze of John Story.

JOHN STORY . I bought this adze of the prisoner on the 24th of December.

RICHARD LEADER . I am a cooper. I misted a drawing-knife—this is it—I found it at Mr. Chesterman's.

ELIZA CHESTERMAN . I bought this knife of the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going over Stepney-fields, and found these things—I was hungry, and sold them.

WILLIAM ETTRIDGE . They were left safe on Mr. Hatchcroft's premises—the shutter was broken down, and they were gone.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Two Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-709
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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709. JOHN PURVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February, 1 jacket, value 10s., the goods of Richard Tong, being in a boat on the navigable river Thames.

RICHARD TONG . I am a boatswain's mate on board the Dreadnought hospital ship. The prisoner was a patient there—on the 27th of February he assisted in rowing a boat to the Tower—I was in the boat, with Robinson—I went on shore, leaving the prisoner in the boat, and my jacket, which had belonged to the institution, but I was chargeable for it—when I returned to the boat, the prisoner was gone, and my jacket—I have never seen it since.

Prisoner. Q. Was this missing the first or second time I was left in the boat? A. That I cannot say—I know the jacket, it came down just below my knees—there were three jackets and a great-coat—you had no jacket on when you left the ship.

GEORGE ROBINSON . I had come in the boat with the prosecutor, and was left in the boat with the prisoner—Tong's sea-jacket wat in the boat—the prisoner put it on, and went on shore—I did not say any thing, as I thought he was coming back; but he did not.

Prisoner. I had been left in charge of the boat three quarters of an hour before, and, had I an inclination to steal, I could have taken them all—when I left the boat last, I had no jacket at all—I could bring two witnesses to prove this man is a convicted felon—I went on shore to see

for my prize money, and when I came hack, the boat was gone. Witness. I never was in prison in my life, and never was convicted.

RICHARD TONG . I arrived at the Tower about one o'clock, and did not leave till three, as I had been round about Tower-hill to look for the prisoner, but could not find him—one of the persons who went out on Monday saw him, and gave him in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 21.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-710
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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710. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of February, 1 umbrella, value 7s., the goods of Edward Prior.

WILLIAM BROWN . I am assistant to Mr. Edward Prior, of Finsbury-place, a hosier. On the 9th of February we had a number of umbrellas near the door, inside—I saw the prisoner and two other lads, and watched them—the prisoner went to the umbrellas, and took one—I ran out, and he let it fall, and ran away—a young man stopped him, and he was brought back—this is the umbrella—it is the property of Mr. Edward Prior.

Prisoner. That is not the umbrella. Witness. I can swear it was the only one of this description we had.

WILLIAM NEEDHAM . I heard the cry of "Stop thief"—I saw the prisoner running—I pursued, and collared him—he dodged me a little, but when I took him he never spoke nor attempted to get away.

HENRY PEARSON . I am a porter. I saw the prisoner and two others near the prosecutor's door—I saw the prisoner take the umbrella and drop it down.

GUILTY .* Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-711
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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711. WILLIAM THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of February, 1 handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of William Humphry Pilcher.

WILLIAM HUMPHRY PILCHER , Esq. I was in the Vice Chancellor's Court, Lincoln's Inn, on the 23rd of February—I had placed my hat under the bench, with my handkerchief in it—Mr. Jones spoke to me, and I examined my hat—the handkerchief was then gone—it was afterwards shown to me by Mr. Fletcher—this is it.

WILLIAM CHARLES JONES . I was in the Vice Chancellor's Court, and saw the prisoner stoop down and take this handkerchief, which was partly in the hat—he put it into his pocket, and walked out of the Court immediately—I told some persons at the door, and he was taken.

ABRAHAM FLETCHER . I took the prisoner, and have the handkerchief.

Prisoner. It was partly out of the hat—I thought some one had dropped it—I certainly took it up.

(Adam Still, of High-street, Poplar, and Robert Still gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 59.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Seven Days.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-712
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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712. EDWARD REYNOLDS was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of February, 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of William Charles Sturt.

JOHANNA SMITH . I am in the service of Mr. William Charles Sturt—he lives in the Lower-road, Islington. We had some silk handkerchiefs hanging in the garden on the 2nd of February—we missed them at six o'clock that evening—the garden is enclosed—they got over the wall to get them—this is one of them.

WILLAM BRITAN . I am in the service of Mr. Moss, a pawnbroker, in Goswell-road. The prisoner pawned this handkerchief with me on the 2nd of February.

Prisoners Defence. I bought the duplicate of it of a young man, and pawned it again at Mr. Moss's.

GUILTY . † Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-713
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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713. MARGARET BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of February, 1 watch, value 3l.; 1 watch-chain, value 6d.; 4 watch-keys, value 4d.; 3 half-crowns, 3 shillings, and 1 sixpence; the goods and monies of Henry Cornish, from his person.

HENRY CORNISH . I am a watch and clock-maker, and live in St. George's in the East. On the 7th of February, I was going home, and met the prisoner in King David-lane—I went home with her, but not liking the appearance of the house, I came out again—I gave her 1s. 6d. for her trouble, and said I would not stay with her—she came out, and followed me across the way—she then put her arms round my body, and ran away—when I met her I had three half-crowns, and 3s. 6d. loose in my waistcoat pocket, (beside what I gave her,) and my watch in my fob—when she ran away I missed my watch and money—I bad been drinking, but was not very tipsy—I met the policeman, and told him, and in the course of three quarters of an hour the prisoner passed, and we took her—the watch has not been found.

Prisoner. We came out to have something to drink. Witness. No; the houses were all shut up—it was one o'clock.

GEORGE HARRISON (police-constable K 64.) The prosecutor came to me and said he had been robbed, and he described the prisoner—we were in conversation, and she passed us—I took her—I saw her searched, and three half-crowns and 3s. 6d. was found on her—I asked her how she got it—she said there was plenty of money to be got on Saturday night.

GEORGE NICHOLAS (police-constable K 88.) I found the money on her.

Prisoner's Defence. I had pawned my things that night to get a frock out to wear the next day—when the prosecutor came in with me, I called the landlady into the room—he gave me 1s. 6d., and said he would stop with me all night—I said that was not sufficient—he said, "I cannot give you any more, for I have no more, but if you will come to me to-morrow I will give you another shilling"—he took his coat and waistcoat off—I then told him to go and have something to drink, and we went down—this is all out of spite because I would not stop with him.

HENRY CORNISH . I was going to pull my coat off, but I would not when I saw what a place it was, and there were two beds in the room—I did not tell her I had no more money—she saw that I had, for I took it out in my hand and gave her 1s. 6d., and put it into my pocket again—I had my watch and money when I came out of the house.

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-714
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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714. HANNAH CARPENTER was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February, 1 ring, value 20s., the goods of George Bondey, from his person.

GEORGE BONDEY . I am a seaman. The prisoner stole a gold ring from me, and I want it back again—I slept with her one night—I gave her a

waistcoat to pawn for 5s., and in the morning she took my handkerchief away—I missed my ring when I awoke in the morning, about five o'clock—I was not sober the night before—I think I was about half-tipsy—I remember something being taken off my finger when I was asleep.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not give me the ring to pawn? A. No; somebody took it off my little finger.

JAMES AUSTIN (police-constable K 52.) I was called by the prosecutor, and took the prisoner on this charge—she said, so help her God, she never saw any ring with him—I then went to where she had pawned the waistcoat and handkerchief, and found this ring, which had been pawned for 10s.—I returned and told her I had found it—she said she had neither father nor mother, and she was as well in a foreign country as this—she said, "I did not do it for myself, but for you," pointing to a man who is not in custody—the prosecutor was sober when I saw him.

THOMAS SIZER . I am in the service of Mr. Kennedy, a pawnbroker. I produce this ring, pawned by the prisoner for 10s.—she pawned this first, and the waistcoat and handkerchief afterwards.

Prisoner. He gave me the ring to pawn, and when he got sober he asked me for it—I said it had been pawned, and the money spent in treating him—he had breakfast and some liquor.

GEORGE BONDEY . I had only a quartern of gin.

JURY. Q. Did you take the gin with her after you had lost your ring? A. Yes; I missed the ring about five o'clock, and then I came down and got a fire, and they treated me.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-715
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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715. HANNAH M'PHAIL was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of January, 3 caps, value 2s.; 1 shift, value 3d.; 1 bed-gown, value 3d.; and 3 half-handkerchiefs, value 3d.; the goods of William Henry Pantlin.

SARAH PANTLIN . I am the wife of William Henry Pantlin—he keeps a coffee-shop in Hatton-wall. I went into my yard on the 24th of January, and found the prisoner there—the street door was open at the time—I asked her what she wanted—she made an excuse and went out—I followed her and caught hold of her—she said, "It was not me that took the things," but I found my property on her—these are the things.

Prisoner. When she came to me I was in Christopher-street—it was not me—there was a man and woman rushed by me. Witness. I did not see any one else, and I do not think there was—she threw the things down when I came up to her.

REUBEN HILLS . I am a baker, and live in Leather-lane. I saw the prosecutrix running after the prisoner—she asked me to stop her—she was trying to get away—I took her to the coffee-shop.

Prisoner's Defence. A man and woman rushed past me and almost knocked me down, and this lady came up and charged me with having taken these things—I could not have been in her yard, for I was in Christopher-street—all I had was this handkerchief and a bit of meat, and they were knocked out of my hand.

JOHN DAVIS . I took the prisoner—I went to her place, and found she has a husband in France—she bears a very respectable character.

(Elizabeth Ferguson gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY .—Aged 43.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor.

Confined Seven Days.

OLD COURT.—Wednesday, March 4th, 1835.

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-716
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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716. ZACHARIAH PARNACOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February, at St. Ann, Blackfriars, 1 coat, value 1l.; 1 waistcoat, value 10s.; 1 night-shirt, value 2s.; 1 telescope, value 10s.; one fan, value 6d.; 1 printed book, value 2s.; 1 corkscrew, value 1s.; 2 boot-hooks, value 2s.; 1 brooch, value 1l.; 2 rings, value 2l.; 1 scent-box, value 10s.; 1 silver token, value 3s.; and 1 penknife, value 1s.; the goods of Thomas Goodin Conyers; 2 combs, value 19s.; 3 boxes, value 5s.; 1 scent-box, value 8l.; 1 neck-chain, value 10s.: 1 scent-bottle, value 2s.; 2 yards of ribbon, value 4s.; 1 thimble, value 6d.; and 1 pencil-case, value 1s.; the goods of Susannah Conyers; and 1 neck-chain, value 10s.; 86 pieces of pebble, value 1l.; the goods of Sarah Conyers, in the dwelling-house of Thomas Goodin Conyers.

THOMAS GOODIN CONYERS . I am secretary to the Crown Life Insurance Society, and reside at No. 33, New Bridge-street, St. Ann, Black-friars. I came to town on Sunday, the 15th of February, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, and found somebody had entered the house—my dressing-case was broken open, in the front bed-room, on the third floor—several drawers were also open, and the contents of the dressing-case taken away, and the case itself thrown under the bed—there were marks of a knife or sharp-pointed file, which I picked up in the room—a closet in another bed-room on the same floor was broken open—the drawing-room was entered, and a cabinet of minerals opened, and several things taken away—the silk of the piano-forte cut off, and some wearing apparel taken away—I saw the print of a foot on the floor of the front attic, from the window to the door—I saw marks along the leads of the house—my opinion was, that the thieves had entered that way—I have made inquiry, and rather think one window had been left open at eight o'clock at night—the amount of the property taken was from 14l. to 15l.—the prisoner is a stranger—he had no right on my premises—I thought I knew his countenance when I first saw him.

MARY ANN LIVERMORE . I live with my parents, at No. 29, New Bridge-street, they have the care of the house—it is unoccupied except by ourselves—it is three or four doors from Mr. Conyer's. On Saturday night, a little before eight o'clock, I was going out at the street door, and saw something dark in one corner of the ground-floor passage—I called my mother two or three times, and then I saw it move—I screamed out, ran into the street, and shut the street-door after me—I had the door open when I saw it—what I saw was down in the passage, by the stair-case, not near the door—I rang the bell—my mother came with a light to open the door, and saw two bundles on the mat, which did not belong to us—I then went for my father, who came home—he and the officer brought the prisoner from the cellar, as soon as my father came home—he was quite a stranger to us.

Prisoner. Q. Are you positive it was a person you saw? A. It must have been a person, for I saw it move and get up.

MARY LIVERMORE . I am the witness's mother. She screamed out and rang the bell—I immediately ran down with a light—I saw two bundles in the passage, and opened the door—she said she had seen a man in the passage—I was convinced somebody must be in the house, as the

bundles did not belong to us, and had never been in the house—her screaming alarmed people passing—there were several persons on the steps of the door—I begged somebody to fetch an officer—somebody said he was an officer, and would fetch further assistance—they came and searched the house, and found the prisoner lying on his face, in one of the vaults of the cellar of the house.

GEORGE LIVERMORE . I was sent for. In consequence of what my wife told me, I searched about—I found the prisoner lying on his face all along the vault—he was quite a stranger, and had no business in the home—I found in the vault some of the property—several articles of jewellery, rings, and scent-boxes.

Prisoner. Q. Was that found on the spot where I was? A. On the opposite corner of the vault, about a yard and a half from your person—the officer picked it up in my presence.

THOMAS BROWN . I am a constable of Bridewell. I went to Mr. Livermore's house, hearing the alarm, about a quarter to eight o'clock—I found two bundles at the bottom of the stairs—I searched the house, and found the prisoner lying on his face, at the further end of the vault; and about a yard and a half from him a bundle was found, containing jewellery; but I was not present when that was found—I took the two bundles—I left him in custody of a person below—I went up stairs—I found the attic window of Livermore 's house open—I could trace foot-marks from that window right up to the prosecutor's window, and about six or eight houses on the left.

Prisoner. Q. Do you think I was intoxicated? A. You did not appear so at all—I found you lying on your face, as if concealed from view—you were awake when I lifted you up—there was not the least sign of intoxication.

THOMAS GOODIN CONYERS re-examined. I have examined the bundles and jewellery—they are my property.

Prisoner's Defence. It is evident I was found in the house—how I came there I know not—I can remember I was led by three persons, but where, I do not know—I was led into a place, or I was taken out of a place as I have since heard, but I do not know—three young men, very respectably attired, met me, and seeing me intoxicated, they led me, but where, I cannot say—I think I can remember their leading me through a door, which was open, and I supposed it was their house; but, after that, I know nothing that occurred till I found myself awoke by the officer.

(John Orme, gas-fitter, Mansel-street, Goodman's-fields; John Mason, shoemaker, William-street; and George Hobbs, painter, Baldwin-gardens, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Transported for Life.

Before Lord Chief Baron Abinger.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-717
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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717. WILLIAM TAYLOR was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Whiffin Bradbee, about five o'clock on the night of the 8th of February, at Christ Church, with intent the goods therein feloniously and burglariously to steal.

MARY SWEETLOVE . I live with Mr. Bradbee, of No. 115, Newgate-street. On Sunday morning, the 8th of February, I was awoke by a noise at the bed-room window, and thought I heard somebody open it—it is on the second floor, and has no shutters—I looked, and thought I saw somebody

coming in—I got out of bed, left the room, and alarmed Mr. Bradbee—he returned with me to the room, and there we saw the prisoner sitting in a chair—Mr. Bradbee then fired a pistol, which he had with him—he meant to fire it at the man, but I do not think he fairly saw him—Mrs. Bradbee was with us—we then left the room, went into the back room, and gave an alarm at the back of the house—the watchman broke open the street door, and came up stairs, and took the man in the front room—I did not look out of the window to see how he had got in—the house was under repair, and I suppose he got up the scaffolding—I had never seen him before.

GEORGE WHIFFIN BRADBEE . I live in Newgate-street—it is my dwelling-house, and was under repair—I was called up on this morning by the witness, who is my assistant, about five, or a quarter after five o'clock—it was quite dark—she came to my bed-room—I went with her and my wife into the room—I loaded my pistol before I left my bed-room—that took me about five minutes—I did not hear any noise in the mean time—I went into Mrs. Sweetlove's room with my wife—immediately on entering the room they ran away, and left me in the dark—I saw something move, and instantly fired, intending to fire at the thief, but did not bit him—I retreated into the back-room shortly afterwards—the watchman came very shortly after, and myself and the watchman took the prisoner into custody—his face was blackened; and he was dressed very differently to what he is now—the scaffolding before my house was very easy of access—there was a ladder—he might have got up very easily—there was a board on the ladder; but he could easily get up behind the ladder.

JURY. Q. How long elapsed from the time you were alarmed until you went in and found the prisoner with the watchman? A. I should think ten minutes; but we had made an alarm at the' back of the house.

JOHN LORD. I am inspector of the nightly watch. On the 8th of February I was sent for at the watch-house, stating that there was a report of a gun or pistol at Mr. Bradbee's house—I went and assisted the watchman in forcing the street-door open—I was not long about it—I went up stairs with the watchman, who went into the second floor room, and brought the prisoner down on the stairs—I took him into custody and brought him down stairs—I was on the first floor stairs—I did not go up the second flight of stain—I took him to the watch-house—about two hours before that there was a fire at the King's Head, in Newgate-street, and I turned the prisoner out of the coffee-room there—he said he had come merely to assist the fireman—his face was blackened—I understand he is a smith by trade—I am sure he is the same man—he seemed to be sober, but we could get nothing out him—he said nothing, nor before the Magistrate.

JURY. Q. Did you search him? A. Yes; he had nothing about him—I did not go into the bed-room till afterwards—I found the window-sash partly up, so that a person might come in.

Prisoner's Defence. I came up by the packet to see my friends, and could not find them—I was wandering about the street in great distress, and was glad to get any where—I live at Gainsborough—I have friends in London, but could not find them—I had lost the direction.

EDWARD TAYLOR . The prisoner is my brother. I live in Whitecross-street, St. Luke's, and am a plumber—I have been in London nine years—I have inquired, and find the prisoner left Merton five weeks ago, and went to Hull—he worked his passage there by the steam-packet, and was in

great distress—I have not seen him for nine years—my family live at Merton, near Gainsborough—the prisoner lived there, and worked as a smith—I did not expect him in London—he has no other friend here.

----TAYLOR. I am the prisoner's mother, and live at Merton. My husband is a carpenter—the prisoner left us five or six weeks ago, and went to Hull to seek work—I came to town last Thursday—I never knew any harm of him.


Before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-718
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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718. JOHN WHITTINGHAM and HENRY WILSON were indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Richard Perkins, about the hour of six in the night, of the 5th of February, at St. Mary, Islington, with intent to steal, and feloniously and burglariously stealing therein 17 yards of carpet, his goods.

RICHARD PERKINS . I am an upholsterer, and live in Upper-street, St. Mary, Islington. On the 5th of January, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, I was in my shop talking to a person—a person came in at the door, and said a roll of carpet was stolen out of my shop—I followed out—the policeman was going after the prisoners at the time—my shop door was quite closed, for I had come in a quarter of an hour before—one door was bolted all day—they are folding doors—one was bolted at the top and bottom—one half the door was still bolted when the alarm was given, the other could be opened with the hand—it merely went on the lock—it was left open about two inches by their accomplice—I am sure it was shut a quarter of an hour before the alarm was given—it was open when the person came into the shop—I had observed three pieces of carpet in the shop just before—I missed one piece, measuring seventeen yards—they stood rather better than a yard from the shop door—I had seen it there within a quarter of an hour—I went out on being alarmed, and found the carpet about a hundred yards from the house, and one man was in custody—there were three gas-lights in the shop.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. When you heard the alarm, you had been in doors about a quarter of an hour? A. Yes—the door has a catch lock—it requires to be shut—I had come in from the street about a quarter past six o'clock, and shut the door—it was dark then—I was about the centre of the shop when I received the alarm, at some distance from the door—their accomplice was standing right between me and the door.

COURT. Q. Who do you mean? A. Neither of the prisoners, but a friend of theirs.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Should you have heard the door open? A. I was busy giving the estimate of a bookcase to the person in the shop, about fourteen or sixteeen yards from the door—I do not say the door was opened at that time.

COURT. Q. That is at the time the person to whom you gave the estimate was in the shop? A. Yes—he stood between me and the door, so that I could not see a person come in—I was up at my tea when the person came in, and was called down by my young man—the stairs command a view of the door, and when I came down, I perceived the door was open about two inches.

HENRY ALLEN . I am a policeman. On the evening of the 5th of February, near six o'clock, I was passing in the front of the prosecutor's house—I observed the two prisoners standing on the pavement very close to the shop, in a manner which excited my suspicion, looking up and down

the street, and then into the shop—I crossed the road, and went behind some iron railings, about fifty yards off, on the opposite side of the way—I saw Whittingham go into the shop—the other was as close to him as he could be—Whittingham went in alone—when I passed them, I had observed the door about two inches open—that was before he entered—I observed him come out with the roll of carpet under his arm in half a minute—they went in a contrary direction to where I was, and by the time I got to the prosecutor's shop, I saw an old man standing at the door—Wilson did not join Whittingham when he came out—he stopped listening very attentively to what this old man said for a minute and a half, or two minutes—I pursued, and directly afterwards he ran past me—I was following Whittingham at a sharp walk—I considered he was going to give an alarm, and I ran closely after Wilson—he was running when he passed me, and the moment he got near Whittingham (I did not observe any thing take place between them) but the carpet was dropped by Whittingham—I was then about three yards behind them—I instantly cried, "Stop thief"—they both ran down Islington-green together—a man attempted to stop Wilson, and threw him down—I secured him, and continued hallooing "Stop thief," till I saw Whittingham stopped—neither of them were out of my sight—I took them to the station-house, and returned to the shop, and got the carpet—I am certain the prisoners are the two men—I saw nothing of any third man.

RICHARD PERKINS re-examined. This is my carpet—I was in the shop a few minutes before it was missed—it is worth about 50s.—the shop is part of my dwelling-house.

Whittingham's Defence. I was coming by this place—I saw a person inside the shop—I heard a cry of "Stop thief," and followed with other persons to the green, and was stopped by four persons.



Of stealing only.— Transported for Seven Years.

Before Lord Chief Baron Abinger.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-719
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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719. MARK BRADY was indicted for that he, on the 22nd of October, in and upon Robert Dixon, unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously did make an assault, and feloniously did wound and cut him in, and upon his head, with intent to disable him, against the Statute.—2nd COUNT, stating his intent to be, to do him some grievous bodily harm.

ROBERT DIXON . I am a mariner, and belong to the brig Mercury, which laid at Bell-wharf last October. The prisoner was one of my fellow-seamen, and came with us from Shields—the crew consisted of five—William Colson was the master—I and the prisoner came on shore on the 22nd of October—my brother was with me—we went to buy several small things for the passage back—there was a difference between my brother and him at the public-house, at King James's stairs, that night—they had a few words—the prisoner struck my brother across the table—I asked him what that was for—he made no more to do, but struck me instantly—we went to the door, and there were several blows between us on each side—we were parted by a policeman—my brother and I took a boat and went on board immediately—we came on shore again in about ten minutes, in the same boat, and went to an eating-house to get some supper—that was about eleven o'clock at night—I staid on shore about half

an hour—my brother staid there all night, and persuaded me to stop with him, but I went back to the vessel without him, after waiting on shore half an hour—I had not seen the prisoner since the policeman separated us—when I got on board, I went to the hatchway and asked who was there—he said, "I am"—I knew his voice—I looked down, and saw there was no light—I heard his voice as if he was sitting on his chest.

Q. How came you to think he was below? A. I asked who was there—he said, "I am, come down here"—I said, "If you want me, you must come up"—the cook was in bed—the captain and mate were in bed in the aft-cabin—nobody was there but me—the prisoner came on the second step of the ladder, and said, "Come down here"—I said, "Oh no, if you want me, you must come up"—he then took hold of the handspike and flew up—there were several words of abuse passed between us before that, but I cannot recollect them—he jumped up on deck immediately the words passed—I had seen the hand-spike lying on the deck—he seized it, and flew at me, and gave me a blow with it on my head, before I was aware of what he was going to do—he had the handspike in his hand at the time he struck me on the head with it—he said nothing—I instantly fell quite senseless from the blow—I came to my senses next morning about nine o'clock, in the London Hospital—that is the first I recollect after it happened—I continued unwell ever since, and was seventeen weeks in the hospital before I was examined at the Thames Police.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were not you and your brother both beating the prisoner at the same time, at St. James'-stairs? A. No—I did not hear the cook say it was a shame to have two men on one—I struck him, and so did my brother, but not at the same time—he struck my brother first, and then he struck him—my brother struck him before me—I did not strike him till after he had done with my brother—that was about five minutes—my brother and him fought for five minutes—we were not all in a great passion—I was fighting with him about five minutes——when I returned to the vessel, I might have made use of a very abusive expression to him, when I desired him to come up, but I do not recollect it—I was not angry at the time—I swear I did not call him by an improper name—I might have done so and forgot it—my memory has been very bad since I was in the hospital.

Q. Did you not call him a name beginning with b? A. I cannot tell whether I did or not—I might—I cannot swear I did not say, "Come up, you Scotch b—, come on deck"—I did not put myself in a fighting attitude when he struck me—my hands were down by my side, but before that, I did.

Q. On deck? A. Yes—before he struck me, I never struck him—I put myself in a fighting attitude to defend myself, at the hatchway, before he got the handspike in his hand—I was, perhaps, three feet from him at the time—he had not struck me at that time, but I was afraid he would strike me—he had done nothing to me on board then—if he had got me down in the dark hold, he would have struck me—he did not seem in a great passion—I was quite cool—there were several words on both sides—I cannot recollect what, at the present time—the cook heard what he said—he was down below in his bed, about four yards from where I and the prisoner were standing.

COURT. Q. You expected to finish the battle there? A. Yes—I thought he meant to fight, and, I meant to fight too—he was standing on the ladder when I put myself in a fighting attitude—the handspike was standing in

the forepart of the windlass, about three feet from the hatchway—I was on the other side of the windlass—it was between me and the hatchway—it was light enough to see him take up the handspike—I was about two yards from the windlass—he jumped round the windlass, with the handspike in his hand—I did not expect he was coming, to me—the blow was on the left side of my head.

WILLIAM PARIS . I am cook on board the Mercury. I came on shore that day, and parted with the prisoner shortly after he went on shore—I fell in with him again shortly after—I saw him and the prosecutor at the public-house, and saw what passed between them—I heard George Dixon say to the prisoner, "How came you to say Mark Grady would not carry me?"—the prisoner said, "No more he would," and then the prisoner struck George Dixon—they began to fight—the prisoner then abused Dixon's family, and said they had not a good word to give any body—Robert Dixon then jumped up, and said he would fight him, if he came to the door—they fought a few minutes, and were parted—both went into the public-house, and the prisoner and I went in as well into, the same room; then tie prisoner called to me to go and drink in a little room backward, and not stop with them—I said it would be better to make it up, and all go on board together—he made no answer to the proposal—he wanted a pot of beer—we came back to where we had left the Dixons, and they were gone—what passed about making it up was in a private room—he said nothing to that—I immediately returned into the room where we had left Dixons, but they were gone—the prisoner and I went and got a glass of spirits each, and went on board directly—it was about half-past eleven o'clock—the Dixons were not on board then—the prisoner and I went down below to go to bed—I took off my clothes instantly, and said I thought I would not strike a light, as we had to be up two hours after, to go off—I pulled my clothes off—the prisoner did not take his clothes off, nor go to bed—he did not say why—I did not get into bed, as the prisoner said to me, "Here: he is coming"—I knew who he meant, as only three of us slept on board in the forecastle—he hardly said so, before Dixon asked, "Who is below?"—the prisoner said, "I am below; what do you want?"—Dixon said, "Come on deck, and I will fight you; you cannot say there are two upon you now"—very abusive words took place between them, and in an instant Brady jumped on deck all at once; but I did not know what he was going to do—it was a very moonlight night—when he jumped on deck, I heard a man fall on deck, apparently—I went upon deck instantly, and as I passed the prisoner, he said, "I have done him; there he is lying"—Dixon was lying on the deck—I took hold of him, and set him on ray knee—I said to the prisoner, "You have done it; this is a bad job, man"—he made me no answer—I saw blood running down from Dixon's head on my shirt—he was quite insensible—I thought he was dead—the prisoner was rather much intoxicated at the time—he said nothing more to me—the policeman came on board directly—I did not see the handspike—I had come from Shields with the prisoner—he had been another voyage with me in the ship—I have seen him in liquor before—I did not notice any ill-temper in him before—he and Dixon had had a few words before in the passage up, I heard the prisoner say Robinson would not carry his brother George up—that was in our passage—he said Robinson would not carry him in the ship—whether it was for a bad character, or what, I do not know.

Cross-examined. Q. Dixon said, "You shall not complain there are

two men on one now." A. He did—I did not hear him complain of the two brothers beating him, instead of one—they were not on him at once—Dixon's brother is much such another person as himself, an able-bodied seaman—Dixon called him up to fight him—that was the way it began—the challenge first came from Dixon—it was after I heard the fall that I went on deck—I did not hear the term, "Scotch b—" at that time—Brady did not attempt to go and fight, till Dixon challenged him to come up.

THOMAS SPOIL . I am a policeman. On the night of the 22nd of October I was near Bell-wharf—I heard a noise, as if some men were quarrelling and fighting—I went alongside, and got into the Mercury—I went on board, and saw the prisoner very much in liquor—I learnt from a man in the next vessel, that he had struck a man—I got a light out of the boat; examined the prosecutor, and saw he had a very heavy cut on the head—he was lying down on the deck, in a very dangerous state, and went on shore for medical advice—the prisoner said, "I have done it—I have done it—I do not care if you hang me for it"—he said so three times—he did not tell me how he had done it—I saw a wooden handspike lying close alongside the prosecutor—it was about six feet long—it had no iron on it—this is it—it is used to turn the windlass—I had Dixon taken to the London Hospital—the prisoner appeared in liquor—I took him to the Thames Police Office that night—I saw him next morning, and asked him if he would take any coffee or tea for breakfast—he said "No," he had no money—I said that did not matter, I would get him some if he wanted it—he said, "No, I do not care what you do with me"—that was all that passed.

Cross-examined. Q. At night, did not he appear to have been very much excited? A. He was what we term mad drunk—it might have been a mixture of passion and drink.

JAMES GRIFFIN . I am a policeman. I went on board the Mercury with Spoil—I saw the prisoner as soon as I went on deck—I was the first that went on deck—I asked him whether he belonged to the ship; and said if he did not go down below, I should lock him up on shore, as I had heard a noise in the ship—I looked round, and saw the prosecutor lying there, and said, "What is all this?"—he said, "I have spelled him—I have spelled him, the b—, I have spelled him"—I asked him what he had spelled him with—he said, "The handspike"—I said, "What, this one, lying here?"—he said, "Yes"—I took it into my possession; having had it in my charge ever since—I went with Dixon to the hospital—the prisoner seemed mad drunk.

PAUL VICKERMAN . I am a pupil at the London Hospital. I remember Dixon being brought there about two o'clock on Thursday, the 22nd of October, quite insensible—I found a very extensive fracture of the cranium, and excessive bleeding—the spinal artery was ruptured, and a great effusion of blood on the brain—he was trepanned—we removed several portions of the bone, and the brain was exposed—he came to his senses about ten o'clock on the following morning—he has been under my care ever since—I think, if he takes care of himself, he will enjoy good health again; but not if he neglects himself—there was no part of the brain affected or detached—the wound appeared to be inflicted by a blow—it could not have been done with the fist—it must be some heavy instrument.

Prisoner's Defence. I am sorry for what has happened—I was never in any quarrel before on board the vessel—it was a very aggravated case—I leave myself to the mercy of the Court.

MR. COPE. I am Governor of Newgate. The prisoner has been a considerable

time in prison—I have had opportunities of observing his manner—I have seen him almost every day—he appears a very quiet, inoffensive man—that has been the result of my observation of him.


Before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-720
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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720. SAMUEL HALL was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February, at St. Gregory by St. Paul, 1 watch, value 9l. 9s.; 1 split ring, value 1s.; and 2 watch-keys, value 6d.; the goods of Christopher Walton, in his dwelling-house.

JOHN BOSHER . On the 14th of February, I was fit the service of Mr. Walton, a jeweller, at 24, Ludgate-street, in the parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul. About half-past seven o'clock in the evening, about five minutes after Mr. Walton went up stairs, the prisoner came into the shop, and asked if we kept common metal watches—I told him "No"—he pointed to a silver watch in a case, and asked what that was—I said it was silver—he asked the price—I said, "Ten guineas"—after pausing a little while, he said that was the watch for him; and looking lower down the case, pointed to a gold one, and asked if that was not metal—I said no, it was gold—he asked me to allow him to see it—I took it out and gave it to him—he told me to go up stairs, and ask Mr. Walton if he had any common metal watches—I said I was sure he did not keep them—he said the gold watch was a very old-fashioned one, which it was—he went to the door, and called out "George," and nodded his head, as if he wanted somebody to come and look at it—he ran off with the watch, and I ran after him—he ran straight across the road, down St. Paul's Church-yard and Dean's-court—I heard the watch drop from him in Carter-lane, just as the watchman stopped him—I did not pick it up—I saw him secured—I am quite certain he is the man.

CHARLES KERRIDGE . I am an officer of Castle Baynard. I heard a cry of "Stop thief," in St. Paul's Church-yard, about half-past seven o'clock—I saw the prisoner running from Ludgate-hill, the witness after him—he ran down Dean's-court, turned to the right, towards Carter-lane, and opposite Wardrobe-place I took hold of his collar, and then the watch dropped from him—I saw it picked up—I have it here.

CHRISTOPHER WALTON . I am a jeweller, and live on Ludgate-hill. This watch belongs to me, and was in my shop five minutes before—it is gold—it is worth nine guineas—the gold, by weight, is worth 6l. 10s.

Prisoner. A gentleman took the watch up, and asked who owned it—it never dropped from me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Transported for Life.

Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.

Before Mr. Baron Bolland.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-721
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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721. ELIZA SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February, at St. Paul's, Shadwell, 9 sovereigns and 1 half-sovereign, the monies of James Kelly, in the dwelling-house of Stephen Gale.

JAMES KELLY . I am a mariner, belonging to the Rapid. I left the King William public-house on Saturday, the 21st of February—the prisoner took me to No. 7, Union-street—I had met her at the King William—Stephen Gale keeps the house in Union-street—she took me to lodge there—when I got to the house I saw the landlady, and paid her 2s. for

the bed—she conveyed us into the bed-room—I had nine sovereigns and a half in gold, but what silver I had I cannot exactly say—my money was in a bag in my pantaloons pocket—I put my clothes into a chair—I was a little tipsy, but knew what I was doing—I am sure I had the money in my pocket when I went into the house, for when I took the money out to pay the landlady, I saw the gold in my bag—I fell asleep—the policeman awoke me, and asked if my property was safe—I took out my bag, and all the gold was gone, but the silver was there—the prisoner was in the room—she had never come to bed, to my knowledge—she was searched by the policeman, and one sovereign found in her hand, and eight and a half in her bosom.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. You went with her from the King William, had you previously been to her lodging? A. No; I did not know her before—I might have seen her before—I fell asleep directly I got there—I was up all the night before—my silver was in the same bag with the gold—I was never with the prisoner before—I never said I knew her before.

Q. Before you went to sleep, did you not give her the money to take care of for you? A. I did not—I never said so—I was never asked if I gave it to her to take care of, to my knowledge—I was sensible enough to know what I was about very well—I had a watch, which was safe on the mantel-piece, and my silver was safe.

JOHN NICHOLAS . I am a policeman. I was called into this house by Mrs. Gale—I found the landlady and the prisoner at high words—she would not let the prisoner go out, which she wanted to do—she said she expected the man had a deal of money, and she wished to know if his money was right before the girl went—the prisoner was dressed then—I asked her if the man's money was all right—she said, "Yes"—I awoke the man—he examined the bag, and said his gold was gone—the prisoner produced a sovereign, and said, "Here is your gold"—she put it on the table—he said he had more gold than that—I searched the prisoner, and found eight sovereigns and a half, and one shilling, in her bosom, and in her hand a purse with 1s. 3d. in copper, and 4s. in silver.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you ask if he had given her the money to take care of? A. I did not—he was asked that question at the station-house, by the inspector, I think, and said he did not—he did not say he did not recollect—he seemed about half-tipsy when I awoke him—when I asked him if the money was all right, he said he would get up and see—he did not say Eliza had it—I knew the prisoner before.

ELIZABETH GALE . I am the wife of Stephen Gale—our house is in the parish of St. Paul, Shadwell. Kelly and the prisoner came there for a bed—I showed them to the bed-room—Kelly paid me, and I could see, by the weight of the bag, that he had a quantity of money—I could not tell whether it was gold or silver—I locked the door outside—some time afterwards there was an alarm at the door—I went in, and asked what was wanted—the prisoner asked me to walk in—I walked in, and asked her pleasure—she said, "There is a sovereign, will you go and fetch some spirits?"—I said no; it was not a thing we were accustomed to: and if the money belonged to the gentleman, she had better place it in the bag again, which she had in her hand—I left the room, and locked it again—I went to the room again—she said she had a key to take to her friend, to let her into her room—I said, she should not leave till I sent for an officer to see if the gentleman's money was safe—my

husband fetched the policeman—she produced a sovereign to him, and he found eight and a half sovereigns in gold, and one shilling in her bosom.

Cross-examined. Q. She asked you to fetch some spirits, and you would not? A. No; being a stranger, I considered she wanted to make an excuse to go away herself.

Prisoner's Defence. What the prosecutor says is false—there were ten sovereigns and a half, instead of nine sovereigns and a half—when he arrived at the station-house there were ten sovereigns and a half—on the Monday morning it was reduced to nine sovereigns and a half—they were given to me to take care of, and I never had any idea of wronging him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Transported for Life.

Before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-722
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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722. MARY ANN BREESE was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of January, at St. Marylebone, 1 watch, value 20l.; 1 watch-chain, value 4l. 15s.; 1 watch-key, value 5s.; 2 brooches, value 1l. 10s.; 1 milk-pot, value 3l.; and 5 spoons, value 2l. 15s.; the goods of Alexander Ridpath, her master, in his dwelling-house.

MR. PAYNE conducted the Prosecution.

ALEXANDER RIDPATH . I live in Upper Baker-street, in the parish of Marylebone. The prisoner bad been in my service upwards of two years—she left in February, 1833, but was not out of my employ till November, 1834—she married—my servant left, and she came to me again to assist on the 29th of January; and on Saturday, the 31st, I missed the articles stated in the indictment, which I had seen safe about three o'clock that afternoon—I have since lost my wife—I missed the prisoner on Saturday evening soon after five o'clock—I had left my house about three o'clock, and did not return till after seven o'clock—the property was then missing, and the prisoner was gone also.

JOHN UPSALL . I am shopman to John Cording, a pawnbroker, in Ratcliffe-highway. On Saturday, the 8th of February, the prisoner brought this watch to pawn, about twelve o'clock—I had received information from the prosecutor, and stopped her with it, and gave her in charge—I have some other things which had been pawned by a female—I cannot say whether it was the prisoner or not—that was on Monday, the 2nd of February—here are two table-spoons, two salt-spoons, tea-spoons, and a milk-ewer.

WILLIAM DICKINSON . I am a policeman. I was called into Mr. Cording's, and took the prisoner into custody with the property.

MARY COSSON . I keep a jeweller's-shop in Cannon-street. On Monday, the 2nd of February, the prisoner brought two brooches to me to sell—I bought them for old gold for 8s.—on the 3rd of February she brought a gold chain to sell—I said I could not buy it for any thing but old gold, and she had better make a better price of it; but next morning she came and left it with me, and in the evening I bought it of her—there was part of a key attached to it—she told me the gold watch had been brought with the chain from abroad, and that she was selling the things through distress.

ALEXANDER RIDPATH re-examined. These things are mine—I consider them worth 30l., altogether—the watch is worth 20l.—I gave 5l. for the milk-ewer—the watch was kept in a drawer under the dressing-glass, in our bed-room—the silver in a drawer in the kitchen—I saw them in the house that day—she lived with me two years, during which time a more faithful,

honest, industrious girl never entered a house, but she has unfortunately married a man who has brought disgrace on her and ruined her.

(George Cooper, a tailor, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Transported for Life.

Strongly recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury.

Fourth Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-723
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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723. JOHN COE was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of January, at St. John, at Hackney, 1 mare, value 4l., the property of Robert Trindal.

ROBERT TRINDAL . I lost a mare-pony from a field at Hackney, on the 21st of January—I fed it the night before—it was worth four guineas—I found it in the possession of a boy, at Romford, the same day, rather before twelve o'clock in the morning—it was twelve miles from Hackney—I had a communication with Smith about it.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. Where was the pony kept? A. In London-field—it is enclosed rather—it is railed round, but the gate was open, it was not secured as a private field—I had seen the pony safe the night before—it had been there almost a fortnight—there were other horses there—London-field is what they call a very short bite—it might stray to get better grass.

WILLIAM SMITH . I live at the King Harry's Head public-house, Mile-end—I deal in horses, and any thing live or dead. On Wednesday, the 21st of January, I was going by the Rabbit-stables at Ilford, and was asked to go and look at a pony—I went and saw the prisoner—he said nothing to me particularly—he rode the pony—a person had asked me to look at the pony for him, as he was about purchasing it, but he had not money enough—I asked who the pony belonged to, and he called the prisoner out of the public-house—he came out, smoking his pipe, into the stable—I said to the man, "Get on the pony and ride it," which he did—I went on my business, and afterwards going along the road, I bought the pony of the prisoner, and paid him 50s. for it, except 1s., which was spent—I gave him the money—I asked him why he sold it—he said it belonged to his father, who had bought it at Smithfield-market, and was taken in with it—that it was not strong enough for him; and he had come from Bethnal-green—I said, "Go to the public-house and write your address, and I will pay you for it"—he said he could not write, but would make his cross to the paper—I suppose the pony might be worth 3l.—it was lame—after paying the prisoner the money, I said, "Are you going to Romford?"—he said no, he had no business there, he should return home—I gave the pony up to Trindal when he claimed it in the market—it was detained a week at the Golden Lion at Romford, for me to find the person—the prisoner put his mark to the paper in my presence—the landlady gave me the paper—the bill says (reading) "Bought of John Green, a brown mare, for 2l. 10s., lives at Thomas-street, Bethnal-green"—I gave the pony up to Trindal, who claimed it in the market—the prisoner put his mark to the paper.

Cross-examined. Q. Is there any body here who was present when this took place? A. No; the Magistrate said there were witnesses enough—I buy either live or dead horses—I never buy what I suspect is improperly come by—I would not do it knowingly—I was not at Romford market till twelve o'clock, but the pony was in the market before that—a lad was offering it for sale, who I had with me on other business—I did not try to

sell it—I had not come to the market, and the boy did not know the price—he was to stop there till I came—I had two more horses there—it was put where the horses were for sale—I was taken into custody—I went to liberate my lad, hearing he was detained—I went voluntarily with Trindal, the proprietor—I was taken before the Magistrate—I do not know that I was in custody—I was asked how I got it—I did not tell the Magistrate I got it of a man very much marked with the small-pox and red whiskers—I said it was a young man of fair complexion—I was never charged with horse-stealing—I have been charged with having horses in my possession, but I have always found a man to come forward—I cannot tell how long it is since I was in custody on that charge—the last case was in Smithfield—it was on a wrong charge—a policeman came and owned a horse I had to sell, but it turned out not to be the horse that he had information about—he kept me in custody one night—I was never in custody at any other time—I had bought the horse, and paid for it—I know the man I bought it of—this receipt was not written by myself, but by a man termed "Harlequin Billy"—I never said I bought it of a man marked with the small-pox and red whiskers.

GEORGE DAVY . I am ostler at the Rabbits. I saw the prisoner there this day six weeks, about a quarter to eight o'clock in the morning, with a mare pony—he asked me if I was ostler—I said, "Yes"—he asked me to give the pony a feed of corn—Smith came in about an hour afterwards—before he came, two young men came up, and wanted to buy it—Smith was coming by, and the young men called him to look at the pony—it was taken out of the stable, and rode by the prisoner, and afterwards put in the stable again, and shortly after they went away.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you see a man there with red whiskers? A. I saw the prisoner—I do not remember a man with red whiskers, and marked with the small-pox—I know the prisoner, and can swear to him—I was very busy—I should know the two young men—I do not know that they had red whiskers—I had seen the one, who called Smith, to take the pony before—I had never seen the prisoner before—I cannot tell the colour of any of their whiskers.

JAMES ROBINSON . I live in Type-street, Bethnal-green. The prisoner worked for me more than twelve months—he carried my sand sometimes—he was a very honest person all the while he was in my employ—I know Smith, and recollect his coming to my house to inquire for the prisoner, in consequence of which I spoke to the prisoner—I told him Smith and another one had been down there to inquire after somebody who had worked for me, about horse-stealing—he said I could tell Bill Smith, if I saw kim, that he could have 3l. on the Tuesday night, if he could settle it—I saw the prisoner in Whitechapel again on Monday morning—he asked me if I had seen Smith; I said no, that I was going that way, and should very likely see him—I saw him that afternoon.

Cross-examined. Q. He has been employed for you some time? A. Yes; more than twelve months—I do not believe he ever wronged any body of a pin's point—I did not advise him to pay 3l. to settle it, whether he was guilty or not.

COURT. Q. Was it your suggestion—did you advise him to advance 3l.? A. No; I did not know where he was to get 3l.—I should not have supposed he had 3l.—I never saw the horse—I had no suspicion of him—he said he could have 3l. forthcoming on Tuesday night, if Smith could

settle it—he did not say where it was to come from—I told Smith on Monday night what he had said.

ROBERT TRINDAL re-examined. I did not see the pony in Smith's possession—a lad named Groby had it—I took if from the lad and gave charge of him—the pony was locked up at the Lion—I kept it there till Smith came—he was present when the pony was given up to me—it was the same pony as I claim.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you hear Smith describe the person who he bought it of, at Romford? A. The account he gave before the Magistrate was, that he bought it on the road for 50s., and suspected the person to be my son, from what he said—he said it was a lad—he did not state that he was marked with the small-pox, and had red whiskers—I think he said he had a fair complexion—I recollect nothing about the small-pox, or whiskers.

COURT. Q. He did not describe the person more particularly, but that he understood from the description he was one of your sons? A. He understood by the parties there, who said it was one of my sons—Smith has since seen all my sons, and was satisfied it was none of them—I think that was after the prisoner was taken into custody—it was very shortly after it happened.

JOHN DOUGLAS . I am an officer. The prisoner was apprehended last Monday fortnight—I went with Smith to the prosecutor's house nine days before that.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it—I was out of work—I had 6d. in my pocket, and had some bread and cheese at a house on the road—I had no dealings with the pony at all.

WILLIAM SMITH re-examined. I paid either two sovereigns and a half, or two sovereigns and ten shillings, into the prisoner's hands.

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Transported for Life.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-724
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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724. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Mitchell, on the 17th of February, and stealing therein 1 quilt, value 3s.; 1 night-gown, value 1s.; 1 pelisse, value 1s.; 1 petticoat, value 2s.; 4 wine-glasses, value 2s.; 1 pair of salt-cellars, value 2s.; 1 pair of candlesticks, value 3s.; 1 tea-caddy, value 2s.; and 1 pair of boots, value 3s.; his goods—also for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Charles Attwell on the 17th of February, and stealing therein 1 cloak, value 14s.; 1 coat, value 10s.; 2 waistcoats, value 5s.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 14s.; 1 tea-caddy, value 2s.; and 1 syringe, value 6d.; his goods: also for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Elizabeth Estall, on the 10th of February, and stealing therein 1 cloak, value 14s.; 1 jacket, value 2s.; 1 sheet, value 2s.; I shirt, value 1s.; 3 gowns, value 6s.; 1 shawl, value 3s.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 1s.; 1 pair of stays, value 5s.; 1 waistcoat, value 1s.; and 1 apron, value 8d.; her goods; to which indictments he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 29.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-725
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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725. WILLIAM ALLEN and JAMES SOUTHGATE were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Henry Allen, on the 5th of February, at St. John, at Hackney, and stealing therein 1 handkerchief, value 7s. his goods; and 2 aprons, value 5s.;1 breast-pin, value 4s.; and 1 cornelian heart, value 2s. 6d. the goods of Francis Warner.

SUSANNAH WARNER . I am the wife of Francis Warner, and am sister to the prisoner Allen. My husband is at sea—he is a carpenter in the merchant service—I live at No. 3, Camomile-terrace, Water-lane—Allen lives at my father's house when he comes from sea—he is the son of William Henry Allen—I also occupy a room in my father's house—my brother was in the house until Tuesday, the 3rd of February—on Thursday afternoon, the 5th of February, I went out—I secured the street door before I left, leaving nobody in the house—the back door was fastened with two bolts—I had locked my drawers—my room door was locked, and the key left in it—I left home about three o'clock—I returned between four and five o'clock, and found the front door fast as I had left it—the back door was open a little way—I missed some things from a cupboard—I went to my own room, and found the keys in the top drawer—one drawer was open—I missed a silk handkerchief, two silver tea-spoons, a cornelian heart, and breast-pin from the drawer, and the duplicate of a coat—they were safe in the drawer when I left the house, for what I know—they were there on Tuesday night—I had not seen them since—I had no reason to suppose my drawers had been disturbed before—the handkerchief was a very bright colour, a belcher—my brother had no such handkerchief when he left the house—the handkerchief belongs to my father.

THOMAS WILLIAMS . I am the son of Thomas Williams, of Duns'-court, Homerton. He is a labourer—on Thursday afternoon, the 5th of February, I was at work near Mr. Allen's house—about half-past four o'clock, I was carrying mould for my master into his garden, at the back of the house immediately adjoining Allen's—I saw Allen get over the back wall, and by a wall which parts the two houses, he got on the privy, and in at the back window of his father's house—he came to the front window with a knife and fork in his hand—he opened the window and let the other prisoner in—I saw them enter the house—I saw nothing more—Southgate was standing by the door—when he let him in through the window it was shut down again.

HANNAH DAVIDSON . I am the wife of John Davidson, of Camomile-terrace—I live next door to Mr. Allen. On Thursday afternoon, the 5th of February, I was at my door, and saw the two prisoners come from the adjoining house, which was being newly built, next door to Allen's—I heard Allen say to Southgate, "Come on, Jem "—Allen had a handkerchief tucked into his jacket—it was bright yellow and red.

Southgate. She was in doors, and not at the door at all. Witness. When we were at Worship-street, I said he threw a stone in at the door, and he said, "No, it was not a stone, it was a tobacco-pipe"—I am quite sure I saw them come from the empty house—it was between four and five o'clock.

WILLIAM GILLETT (police-constable N 19.) I apprehended both the prisoners, and took them to the station-house—Allen denied the robbery, and said his name was not Allen—the house is in the parish of St. John, at Hackney.

Allen's Defence. I am innocent—I know nothing of Southgate, except seeing him at the public-house where I take a drop of beer every night.

ALLEN— GUILTY . Aged 22.


Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-726
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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726. JOHN BALDWIN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of February, 2 traces, value 25s., the goods of Robert Peter Laurie, his master; to which he pleaded

GUILTY .—Strongly recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-727
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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727. JAMES BRANCH was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of January, 38 planes, value 6l. 15s.; 28 centre-bits, value 14s.; 16 gouges, value 5s.; 9 chisels, value 8s.; 1 adze, value 2s.; 5 plough-irons, value 2s. 6d.; I saw, value 4s.; 1 saw-pad, value 2s.; 3 hammers, value 4s.; 6 punches, value 6d.; 1 plane-iron, value 1s.; 2 drawers, value 8d.; 2 chalk-lines, value 3d.; the goods of William Dowsing; and 2 planes, value 6s.; 1 auger, value 1s.; 2 pairs of compasses, value 6d.; 2 socket-chisels, value 9d.; 1 iron square, value 2s. 6d.; the goods of Charles Richard Osborne; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.

WILLIAM DOWSING . On the 23rd of January, I was in the service of Charles Richard Osborne, a carpenter, at Mount Nessing, in Essex—I had a chest on the premises—all the tools in it belong to me, except two bead-planes, and a few others of Osborne's—thirty-five tools belonging to me were taken—I went to work on Saturday morning, the 24th of January, about three minutes before six o'clock, and they were all gone—I had left them safe at half-past eight o'clock on Friday—the chest was broken open—I informed my master.

CHARLES RICHARD OSBORNE . I am the employer of William Dowsing. On Saturday morning, the 24th of January, I had information that my chest was broken open—I missed several tools—I have seen part of them since at Worship-street.

JOHN BOARDS . I live at No. 42, Shoreditch. On the 24th of January, the prisoner came to my shop, about nine o'clock in the morning, and produced eight planes and a plow to pledge—I am a pawnbroker—I asked whose tools they were—he said they were his own—I suspected they were not—I asked him what tools two of them were—he said he did not know—I said I did not know—I said I must give him in charge, for I thought they were not his.

WILLIAM WEBB (police-constable H 42.) I took the prisoner into custody—I asked him whose the tools were—he said they were his brother's—that his brother was a carpenter, and he lived at Romford, but was there, lying dead at a house near the Windmill, at Romford—I went down there, but could not find any such person—at the office he stated that the tools were given to him by a man, who told him to tell this tale about his brother—I searched him, and found 8s. 2d. and a punch in his pocket—it belongs to the prosecutor.

JOHN OWEN ELDRED . I am in the service of Mr. Wishart, a pawnbroker, in Bishopsgate-street. On Saturday, the 24th of January, the prisoner brought 15 small chisels, a hammer, and screw-driver, and pawned them for 4s., about half-past eight o'clock in the morning—I am sure of him.

GEORGE SPELLER . I am in the service of Mr. Jones, at the George and Dragon, Mount Nessing. On Friday night, the 23rd of January, I saw the prisoner in company with another person, about eight o'clock—they

came to master's house, and had a pint of beer—our house is about a quarter of a mile from Osborne's, and twenty-one miles from Whitechapel church.

JOHN SPELLER . I am a waggoner, and live at Billericay, about five miles from Mount Nessing. About half-past five o'clock on the evening of the 23rd of January, I set off with my waggon to come to London—about fourteen miles on this side of Billericay, the prisoner overtook me, just on this side of the Whalebone turnpike, with another person—he had what appeared to me to be a great-coat wrapped up under his arm—it was dark—he came up, and said, "Halloo; don't you know me?"—I said, "Not that I know of"—he said, "I come from Mount Nessing—I went down with you about a fortnight ago"—I looked at him, and recollected him—he asked if I would let them ride—I said I would, if he chose, and they both got up—we had something to drink at the Sun—just before we got to Whitechapel, he left the waggon while I was absent, about eight o'clock.

THOMAS WRIGHT . I am fellow-servant to Speller. I was driving a cart, and Speller the waggon—he was before me on the road—I did not see the prisoner till I got near the Rabbits—he then came to me, and asked me what house John Speller stopped at—whether it was at the Sun or Pigeons—I said, "At the Sun"—I saw him there, with another man; and when we got to Whitechapel, I saw him on the waggon with a basket—I do not know what was in it.

WILLIAM CROSSE . I am a farmer. I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction—I got it from the office of the Clerk of the Peace at Chelmsford—I saw him tried there on the 14th of October, 1828, for stealing bread, some bags, and other articles—(read.)

(Properly produced and more to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-728
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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728. JAMES DUNKLEY and ISAAC BROWN were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of February, 1600 bricks, value 2l. 8s., the goods of John Burge, their master.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.

JOHN BURGE . I am a brick-maker, and live at Islington. The prisoners were in my employ on the 12th of February—they each had a load of bricks delivered to them, but not in my presence—they had no authority to take the bricks to Mr. Elston's—they were to take them to the Greenwich rail-road, at the foot of London-bridge, where they had taken some that morning.

JOSEPH HATCH . I am kilnman to Mr. Burge. I delivered eight hundred bricks to Brown, to carry to the Greenwich rail-road—I saw eight hundred more loaded and delivered to Dunkley—there were more carts went at the same time—the first cart that went out, took the delivery-ticket—these were the two last carts—they were for Mr. Mclntosh—they had no authority to deliver them in the Old Bailey—it is quite out of their road to the railway.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Do you know Charles Lovett? A. Yes; Mr. Burge hired him occasionally to cart bricks to the rail-road—he is a master-carter—he got his own cart, which carried some bricks—Lovett had no authority to direct the men where to take bricks.

MR. BURGE re-examined. Lovett had no authority over any bricks but what were in his own cart.

JOHN LIMPUS . I am clerk to Mr. Burge. I saw the two cart-loads of bricks at Elston's, in the Old Bailey—they were Mr. Burge's carts and horses, and bricks—I saw Dunkley at Elston's, and asked him why he came there; if he had any dirctions to come there—he said, "No"—I asked where he was directed to go—he said, "To the rail-road"—I asked him why he came there, and by whose authority?—he said, "By Lovett's authority."

Cross-examined. Q. He made no hesitation in saying he was told to take them at first to the rail-road? A. Yes; and afterwards that Lovett told him to bring them there—I took the carts from Elston's to our own wharf.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Who took the prisoners from Elston's? A. I gave Dunkly in charge—the other had left before I got there.

WILLIAM ELSTON . I am a builder, and live in the Old Bailey. On the 12th of February I was called out into my premises by hearing a very great noise on the railway of my premises—I went out, and a cart drove by—Dunkley's was the furthest in the premises—another cart was behind it, driven by Brown—I called to the men to stop, but they did not stop—the horses being spirited, began to prance about—I called to my man to stop the first team—I called to Dunkley to come to me, but he did not—I told my man to bring him to me, which he did—I saw he was in liquor—I asked him what he had in his cart—he said, "Bricks," which he had brought there by direction of Charles Lovett—I said it was no answer to me where he had brought them from—he said, that was nothing to me—I looked at the cart—Burge's name was on both carts—I went into my counting-house—having suspicions from a transaction which took place with Lovett the morning before, I sent my clerk to Mr. Burge, who brought Limpus—I asked Brown also where he brought the bricks from—he was in liquor also, and gave me no answer—I asked Dunkley again where he brought them from—he then knew I had sent for Mr. Burge, and said he had brought them from Mr. Burge's fields—I asked him for the tickets—he said he had no tickets—I asked about his bringing them from Lovett—he said, as well as Lovett telling him to bring them to my premises, that Burge's kilnman had told him to bring them—I then asked Brown who told him to bring the bricks—he said, "Charley Lovett"—I told him to back his team dut into the street, and directly he got out he was attempting to go on with his horses—I directed my man to put a scotch to the wheels, to prevent the cart going on—I went into my counting-house, and told my man to stop Dunkley, which was done, and he was given into custody—Brown left the cart in the street, and went away, while I was in the counting-house.

Cross-examined. Q. They were both in liquor? A. Yes—I would not have the bricks, and they were going away with them—I stopped them—when Burge's clerk came, my carman drove Brown's team away by the direction of Burge's clerk—I am at times in the habit of paying for bricks on delivery—I have bought bricks of Burge—I did not pay for them on delivery—I have bought bricks of Lovett, and always paid for them on delivery—I always had bills of them—I had ordered no bricks from Burgenor Lovett—Lovett has sent bricks to me without orders.


NEW COURT—Wednesday, March 4, 1835.

Sixth Jury before Mr. Common Sergeant.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-729
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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729. JAMES CURD was indicted for embezzlement.

JOHN BURBIDGE . On Tuesday, the 17th of February, I went to Mr. Bryant's livery stables, in the Haymarket, in a carriage—I ordered a pair of fresh horses to Shooter's-hill—they were brought out—I asked what they would be—they said, "Eighteen shillings," which I paid to a person in the office, and stated that I should probably return, as I was going as far as Northfleet, and would he allow me to work back at half price—he said, "Certainly"—the prisoner drove me to Shooter's-hill—I told him I was going to work back, as I was going to Northfleet—he said, "You may as well let me take you on to Dartford, which is only six miles farther, and the road is good"—he drove me to Dartford, and I said, "What more have I to give you now?"—he said, "Nine shillings"—I had not much silver, and I gave him a half-sovereign—when I returned to Dart-ford, I found the chaise ready, and the prisoner brought me back to town—I then said, "I have paid you 7l. 7s., and the half of that will be 13s. 6d. "—I paid him 13s. 6d. for the journey from Shooter's-hill to Dartford and back.

WILLIAM BRYANT . I keep the stable—I was not at home at the time, but I had 1l. 7s. accounted for to me for a pair of horses to Shooter's-hill and back—that is all I received, instead of 2l. 0s. 6d.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Is your name William Augustus Bryant? A. No—I am not in the habit of receiving letters so addressed—I have never received any communication in that name, to my knowledge—I have no vindictive feeling against this man—I understand he is married—I did not know it till his wife called on me on the night he was taken—I have never seen her but at my counting-house in Oxford-street—I did not tell her to prepare for the workhouse, that I recollect—I will not swear about it—I gave her a shilling to get her children something, as she said they were starving—she might say something about the workhouse, but I did not—the prisoner admitted, at Marlborough-street, that he had had this money, and he said he had not earned more than seven shillings a week; but I knew better—we do not pay post-boys wages—the prisoner said he was guilty—it is not common for post-boys who are employed to go a certain distance, to take their masters' horses, and go on further if they are wanted.

ROBERT FOSTER . I transact the business of Mr. Bryant. I remember Mr. Burbidge coming for the horses—he paid me 18s., and when the prisoner came back, he paid me 9s. more.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you known him long? A. Yes, between two and three years—I believe his family are not very well off.

GUILTY . Aged 34.— Confined One Month.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-730
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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730. WILLIAM POOLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February, 5lbs. of beef, value 2s. 6d.; and 5 3/4 lbs. of pork, value 2s. 10 1/4 d.; the goods of Robert Pocklington, his master.

ROBERT POCKLINGTON . I keep a butcher's shop in the Old-change; the prisoner was in my employ. On the 21st of February I saw this beef and pork in my shop—I afterwards missed it, and I found it on the prisoner—I knew it to be mine.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. A. I believe you gave him a good

thumping? A. I gave him a good knock on the head, and gave him in charge—I have no partner in my retail business—I am in a wholesale business in Newgate-market, in which my brother Joseph is a partner.

(James Spencer, a butcher, of Old-street-road; and Robert Warren, a butcher, of the City-road, gave the prisoner a good character, and promised to employ him.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.— Confined Nine Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-731
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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731. WILLIAM BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of February, 6lbs. weight of soap, value 2s. 9d., the goods of Benjamin Simmonds.

BENJAMIN SIMMONDS . I keep an oil shop in Carnaby-market. I had some soap outside my door on the 5th of February—I was informed of something, and missed six pounds of soap—I ran out, and caught the prisoner and another man—the other got away.

JOSEPH FIELD . I live with my father, in Marl borough-row, St. James's. On the 5th of February, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was near the prosecutor's shop, and saw the prisoner cut the string in front of this soap, take the ticket off, and put it in his pocket—he walked away, then came back, and took a bar of soap—while the prisoner was away, he beckoned with his finger, and one of his companions came up, but the prisoner took the soap—the door was shut.

Prisoner. I had no knife to cut the string. Witness. It was cut with a knife—I am sure he is the man that took it—I have no doubt whatever about him—I went after him with the prosecutor—he put down the soap, and was walking away—there were gas lights.

WILLIAM PARROTT . I was at Carnaby-market, and saw the prisoner take the soap.

GUILTY . Aged 35.— Confined One Month.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-732
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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732. JOB BRIANT was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of February, 1 sack, value 2s.; 8 bushels of wheat, value 20s.; 1/2 a peck of potatoes, value 6d.; and 1 dibber, value 2d.; the goods of Charles Lancelot Hoggart, his master.

JOHN THOMPSON . I am bailiff to Charles Lancelot Hoggart, Esq. The prisoner worked for him—I missed some wheat, and got a search-warrant—I went to Briant's house, and found this sack and eight bushels of wheat in his wood-lodge, and about a gallon and a half of potatoes in a bag, and this dibber with "C L H" upon it—this sack is Mr. Boone Smith's, a large farmer at Edmonton, and this sack is marked "Jacob Kirkby, Dartford"—my master had some seed corn of him in this sack—I can only swear to that from the best of my knowledge—I never saw the sack before—I had only been at Mr. Hoggart's seven weeks—he had a quantity of wheat in his floor which the prisoner was threshing—I compared what I found at the prisoner's with that in the floor—they are just alike—these are the samples—the potatoes were a valuable sort, which I had charge to lock up—I believe those found at the prisoner's were part of them—they were got out by taking down two boards and putting them up again—I found that had been done.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Is there any one here who is employed at Mr. Hoggart's but you? A. No; the prisoner was in the habit of going backwards and forwards to work—Mr. Hoggart sells wheat—I do not know that the prisoner ever bought wheat of him—he said before

the Magistrate that he had bought wheat of Mr. Hoggart, and had paid him by instalments of 4s. or 5s. at a time—Mr. Hoggart told me so—he is not here—I do not know what these potatoes are called—the prisoner had two bushels of potatoes of Mr. Hoggart, and his boy came to me for them, but they were not of this sample—I could not swear to these potatoes if I saw them twenty miles off.

CHARLES CLIFTON . I am a labourer. I met a man about five o'clock one morning with a sack on his shoulder, but I cannot say who it was.

ALEXANDER CORSANE . I am an officer. I went to the prisoner's premises—I found this wheat, this dibber, and these potatoes, in a shed at the back of the house.

Cross-examined. Q. Was the shed locked? A. No, the door was open, but it was in his own premises—I went out at the back of his house—it is a narrow place, and can hardly be called a yard—there is a fence on the sides of it about four feet high.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the wheat of Mr. Hoggart—I paid him 5s. a week for four weeks, and the last week 4s. which was 6s. a bushel—the potatoes I found about the ground after they bad got their crop off.

JOHN THOMPSON . What are left on the ground are generally small—these are all picked potatoes.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-733
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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733. SARAH KIRBY was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of February, 9 yards of printed cotton, value 14s., the goods of Thomas Prall.

HENRY COLLIER . I am in the service of Mr. Thomas Prall, linen-draper, Tottenham-court-road. On the 5th of February the prisoner came there—I watched her, and saw her folding her cloak over—I went to another part of the window, and saw a dress under her cloak—I told a young man—he came and asked where that dress was—she rose up from her chair, went to where some dresses were, and began to turn them over—I looked at her feet, and the dress dropped down which I had previously seen under her arm—I cannot say it did not fall from the counter—she stooped, but before she could hardly stoop, she cried out, "Here it is"—I said, "Yes it is, because you dropped it"—I had seen it under her arm—she was then in a different part of the shop, about a yard from where she had been.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. When she was accused, did she not deny it? A. She used very violent language—I did not desire her to leave the shop, but she was using very violent language, and my mistress said, "Let her go," and she said she would not till she had got her dress—she had paid 15s. 11 1/2d. for it—she gave the young man a sovereign—my mistress did not know but that she had got the dress she had bought—the prisoner swore, and called God to witness that she had not stolen the dress—the young man was putting the dress she had bought into a paper; and I said, "No, the young man is gone for a policeman"—I think there was only one customer at the time of the accusation—three or four came in afterwards.

CHARLES HENRY PARKER . I was in the shop, and served the prisoner with a dress which came to 14s.—I then went to another part of the shop to get some calico—I put the dress behind the counter—Collier kept pointing to her arm—I could not understand him—I went round to him—he then told me something, and I made inquiry for the dark chintz dress—the prisoner said, "Very likely it is under these dresses on the counter," but it was not—it was the very one which had hung on the line in the window—Collier then went into the middle of the shop, and the prisoner

cried out, "Here it is on the floor," and picked it up—I stooped, and saw her with the very same dress which I had taken off the line—it could not have dropped from the counter—she said she did not take it—her chair might be about a yard from where she stooped and said, "Here it is."

Cross-examined. Q. Did you send for the policeman? A. Yes—she was to pay me 15s. 11 3/4 d. for the dress she bought and the calico—she denied having taken this dress—she refused to go till she had got her dress—Mrs. Prall told her to go, but she had not got her dress—I had not done it up in paper.

Prisoner's Defence. I had put a sovereign on the counter, and he detained my change—the man said, "I suspect she has taken something, look under her cloak"—he tore open my cloak—I then said it was on the floor, and then the man took a print off the line, and said that was the piece that was taken from the floor—I said it was not that piece—he said, "It is of no consequence, it is the same pattern"—he then said if I did not go, it should be the worse for me, but it was not likely I should go without my dress, which cost 15s.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-734
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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734. THOMAS YOUNG was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of January, 1 basket, value 10s.; 24 bottles, value 4s.; aud 4 gallons of wine, value 3l.; the goods of William Fountain.

RICHARD HARDING (City police-constable No. 90.) On the 6th of January, about five o'clock in the evening, I saw a man turn down Milton-street, with a hamper of wine on his back—I looked up Milton-street, and saw the prisoner on the other side the street—the man who had the basket, pitched it on a post—the prisoner came and took it on his back—it seemed heavy, and slipped off his back—he staggered into the road—I asked him where he was going with it—he said, "We are going to take it to the Weavers' Arms, in Milton-street"—the other said, "Do not be a b—y fool and break it, or we shall have to pay for it"—the prisoner got to the corner of Chapman-street—he then threw it down, and they both ran away—I am quite certain the prisoner is the man.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Had you seen him before? A. Yes, many times—I knew his person very well—he was taken on the 24th of February, which was about seven weeks after the transaction—Robinson was present when I saw the prisoner with the wine—I did not then know where it came from, but I understand it came from Aldermanbury, which is not above two or three hundred yards from the Fore-street end of Milton-street—the post I spoke of is twenty-four or twenty-five paces down the street—I had not seen the prisoner between the 6th of January and the 24th of February, to my knowledge—I swear I had not seen him repeatedly—he might have been in the street where I was, when I was not in sight—my beat is in Fore-street—I had never spoken to him before the 6th of January—I think he had a yellow neckcloth—I will not swear it was not black—it was not a white one with spots on it—I did not notice it particularly—I mentioned yellow because he generally wore yellow—he had dark-coloured trowsers on—I believe Robinson is a painter—I had not seen him before the 6th of January, nor till the appearance of the prisoner afterwards—he lives at No. 35, Baltic-street—he gave his address that night at the station-house—I saw him at Guildhall and here—I called at his house, when the prisoner was taken, on the 24th—he was not at home—I called again, the next morning, for him—I had not seen him from

the 6th of January till the morning of the 25th of February, and I did not see him again till we attended here, I am positive.

Q. Do you mean to swear that no where and at no time you have seen George Robinson, since the 25th of February, till you saw him here? A. I do.

GEORGE ROBINSON . I live at No. 35, Baltic-street, St. Luke's. I was coming down Milton-street that evening, and saw the prisoner with a hamper on his shoulder—it appeared to be rather heavy, and he let it fall—I have no doubt he is the man.

Cross-examined. Q. What are you? A. A house-painter—I work for Mr. Adams—this took place on Twelfth-night, the 6th of January—I saw the prisoner about twenty yards down Milton-street—I did not see the basket on the post—the policeman came up when the basket laid in the road—the prisoner and the other man got away—I helped the policeman to carry the wine to the station-house—I there stated where I lived—the policeman called at my house on Tuesday week, in the evening—I was not at home—he called the next morning, and told me to come to Guildhall, which I did—we had a pot of beer, when it was all over, among four of us—I did not see who paid for it—I think we were not at the public-house above two minutes—we all went away together—I believe it was at the end of Golden-lane that I parted with the policeman—there are several public-houses about there—we went into one—it was in Barbican.

Q. Should not you be surprised if the policeman should have sworn that after you left the office that day, he saw nothing more of you? A. Yes; the policeman was with me—I think it was some ale we had there—I suppose we must have been there half an hour—we had one pot of ale—the other two witnesses were with us—I went home when I left them—I did not see the policeman go into any other public-house.

COURT to RICHARD HARDING. Q. How was it you came to omit all this about the public-houses and drinking? A. Perhaps I can explain that: when the prisoner was committed to Newgate, I was ordered, by the Inspector, to bring the witnesses down here, and this ale that he speaks of is what we had on our way home from here.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you not swear that the last time you saw the witness was at Guildhall, till you saw him here? A. I was ordered, at Guildhall, to come to the office to give instructions for the indictment—there was no one in attendance, and we went into that public-house.

Q. Which public-house? A. The one in Barbican—I did not go into any other public-house—we had some porter, while we were waiting at Guildhall—we went to a public-house for that, where we staid about two minutes—I sometimes go with witnesses to public-houses, after they have been before the Magistrate—I do not know that it is improper, without it is done with a bad intent—I do not know that it is against our regulations—I have been in the police two years—we are not allowed to go into public-houses when on duty.

CHARLES RAWCOMB . I am a copper in the employ of Mr. William Fountain. On the 6th of January, I had this hamper in his cart, in Aldermabbury—I was away a short time, and then missed it.

THOMAS MAGUIRE . I apprehended the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 27.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-735
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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735. JAMES BURFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of February, 240 reglets, value 2l.; 45 deal boards, value 8l.; 1 piece of mahogany, value 2s. 6d.; 1 piece of wood, value 2s.; 1 account-book, value 7s. 6d.; and part of 2 ruling-machines, value 4l.; the goods of Richard Mason Wood and another, his masters.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.

NATHANIEL WOOD . I am in the service of Samuel Sherwood and Richard Mason Wood, type-founders and printers'-brokers, Chiswell-street. One part of their premises comes into Artillery-court—the prisoner has been in their employ about two months—he was a printers'-joiner—I was present when the preliminaries were gone into between him and Mr. Wood, in the early part of December—he was to take the place of the journeyman who was then working for us—it was expressly engaged that he was not to do work at home, or to take materials home—I then left London, and when I returned I found him at work there—he was to be paid as the other men, from time to time, for the articles, deducting the timber that he had from time to time to make the articles—he was to give up working at home for any one, but to come and work as a journeyman there—he received money in the course of his employ, till such time as I could put his account square—I have seen the book in which his entries were made, and consider he has been overpaid—I have no other account of what he did, but by a book which he kept himself, with which Mr. Wood furnished him when I was out of town—that book was missing on the Monday before these articles were taken—I saw it again in the hands of the prisoner's solicitor at Worship-street—I remember, about a fortnight before this occurred, Mr. Wood accusing him of staying away, and he said he supposed he had been working for somebody else—He said he had not, except a job of carpentering, which was not our trade, for a person to whom he owed some money—Mr. Wood said, "Mind, I shall not allow you to do so; but if it is so, all is well"—on Wednesday morning, the 18th of February, I came down stairs to go into the counting-house—I live on the premises, and am generally the earliest up—I am generally up at half-past eight or nine o'clock—the prisoner knew that was my habit—on that morning I received information, and went to the prisoner's work-room—I missed all that I had seen there before, on which he had been working, and for which he had drawn money—I missed part of two ruling-machines, twenty dozen of reglets, and about forty deal boards—I did not miss the mahogany—I made inquiries, and went directly to the prisoner's house in the Curtain-road—he was then at his solicitor's—I saw the deals in his passage, and the oak-staves in the court—the reglets are made from them, and we had missed staves, which were bought through the medium of the prisoner—he said he knew where there was a lot of staves to be sold—they were, perhaps, more than we should want, but they would do well to season: and he had the money to pay for them—I did not find any reglets, but I have seen some since, belonging to Wood and Sherwood—he had not been at work on the deal boards at all, and he had no authority to take them—he certainly had no authority to take a van at eight o'clock in the morning, and carry those things away.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. Who was the agreement made with? A. By Mr. Wood with the prisoner—he was to work on the premises in Artillery-court—it is a separate house, but there is a communication between them—it was first proposed that the prisoner should sleep there, in the attic, but he did not—I knew he lived somewhere in the neighbourhood of the Curtain-road—I went there by the carter's direction—it is, perhaps, a quarter of a mile from my master's—this is the book kept by the prisoner—it has the initials of his employer to it—when he was going to make any

article, if we had not got wood to supply him, we sent a printed order for him to get wood—we debited him with the raw material, when the work was made up—he never went to obtain the materials himself, without being sent.

Q. Then supposing him to have obtained any quantity of goods with a printed order; would he not be charged with the total amount? A. Oh dear no; we might send him for wood that we might want for the printer—I do not know whether he has put down all that he received, in this book—I got to his house about ten o'clock, and found the boards in his passage.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. You have been asked whether there are not the initials of the prosecutor to the goods which the prisoner has entered? A. Yes; as goods which he had manufactured—he had no authority to take any thing away—if he wanted stock to work, he came to me for an order, which I gave him, on our timber-merchant.

ROBERT FOOTE . I am a green-grocer, and live in Milton-street. I have a van, which I frequently lend to the prosecutor—on the morning of the 18th of February, the prisoner came to me about a quarter or from that to half-past eight o'clock, and asked whether I had a van at home—I said I had—he said, "I wish you would send it to No. 6, Artillery-court, as soon as possible"—I called my little girl, and sent her to the stable to tell my carter to take it there—the prisoner went away, and in about ten minutes he returned to know why I had not sent the van—I said, "Give me time to harness the horse, and you shall have it"—he said, "The reason is, we have one van ordered, and I am afraid they will meet together"—I told him I had no doubt by the time he returned, the van would be there—he did not say where it was to go to.

Cross-examined. Q. Who did you send with it? A. James Cracknell—I never drive it myself—I am carman to the prosecutor, and am known to the persons there—my van would be known there, the prisoner was aware of that.

JAMES CRACKNELL . I took the van on Wednesday morning, the 18th of February, to Artillery-court, about a quarter past eight o'clock, or half-past. I found the prisoner there—he put the wood and things into the van as fast as he could—I never knew the van loaded so quickly—a little boy brought them out, and the prisoner put them into the van—I said to him, "I can't load them so fast as this"—he said, "It don't make no matter, they are not going far"—when it was loaded, he told me to go on round the corner—he went on with me to the corner of Crown-street, and we had a drop of something there—I then went on, as he told me, to No. 86, Curtain-road—we then unloaded the van as quick as we could—he put some of the things in the yard, and some in the passage, I believe, but I was in the van all the time—he then paid me—I told my master where I had been, and said I thought he appeared very hasty—I have brought the articles here in the van.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose you always tell your master? A. Yes; when he asks me where I had been—we stopped ten minutes or a quarter of an hour at the public-house—he did not tell me not to tell any body what I had done—I saw one of the workmen on the prosecutor's premises, named Barrett, just as the van came up—I had never been employed by the prisoner before.

RICHARD MASON WOOD . I am partner with Mr. Samuel Sherwood; we are type-founders. The prisoner was in our employ as a journeyman

printers'-joiner, to make various articles in our trade—the work was to be done on our premises—there was a specific agreement that he was not to work at home, or any where else—he was to be paid piece-work principally, but in some instances day-work—he certainly had no authority to take any materials off the premises—I had observed he had been absent eight or ten times for half a day, and one Saturday night I told him I understood he had been working—he denied it at first, and then said it was to work an old debt out, I think he said for a solicitor, but he should not do it again—I told him it was quite contrary to my rules—on the 18th of February, I came down, about a quarter past ten o'clock—I received information, and went to No. 86, Curtain-road—I got there with a policeman about eleven o'clock—I saw some deals in the passage—I do not know how many—they were the same description as those I had seen the night before on my premises—I saw some staves in the yard, and this piece of mahogany laid on the deals in the passage—I had recollected that being on my premises for nearly two years—the prisoner had no work to do on that nor on the boards—I went to the top of his house, and found parts of two ruling-machines, which I had given him orders to make—and they were in my house on the preceding night—they were in two rooms and in pieces—they take to pieces, like a bedstead—they were similar to those which had been on my premises, and I missed them from there—this is a book which I gave the prisoner, to keep an account of those materials he brought from one part of our premises to the sale department.

Cross-examined. Q. You thought he had been at work? A. I imagined so, from his staying away—the initials in this book show that we had received these articles after he had manufactured them—this book ought to have been either in the room or the counting-house—I gave it into his care—it is one of the things I charge him with stealing—he ought not to have taken it off the premises—his solicitor had it in a bag at the office—this piece of mahogany is worth about 2s.—I might have stated the value at 1s.—I guessed the value, before the Magistrate—I believe it is valued at half-a-crown in the indictment—I made the agreement with the prisoner—I do not think any one was present—I do not know whether Mr. Nathaniel Wood was in town—the prisoner was paid at the rate of 5s. a-day, when he worked day-work, which was when I told him to go to put up any thing—he did little odd jobs, for which he was paid—he had an apprentice, and his son—I do not attend to the men, except to pay their wages—I do not know whether he ought to have been charged with the price of the materials in this book—I made an agreement that he was to come into my service as the other journeymen who had been there before—I suppose we were to give him the materials, and he was to charge us for making the articles—I do not know whether we were to deduct from that the cost of the materials—I knew he lived in the Curtain-road—I did not know the number—I have not said that I did not know where he lived, to my recollection—I might have written to him there—I dare say I have—the rule about his working on my premises was never departed from, to my knowledge.

COURT. Q. When the prisoner manufactured articles, you paid him a specific price, and deducted the price of the wood he had used? A. Yes.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. After the things had been removed, was this book gone? A. Yes, I found it in possession of his attorney, before the Magistrate, and he refused to deliver it up—it was forced from him by the officer—the prisoner had worked for me as a master, previous to the 22nd

of December, and he said, from losses he had sustained in trade, he was willing to come and work as a journeyman.

SAMUEL SHERWOOD . I became partner with Mr. Wood on the 26th of December last.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know the terms on which the prisoner was hired? A. No—he made articles which were brought into our manufactory—this letter is my writing—it is directed to the prisoner's house in the Curtain-road—I did not know the number—I knew he lived in the Curtain-road before he came to be out foreman, or working-man—I always looked upon him as a journeyman.

JAMES WOOD . I am partner with Mr. John M'Lachlan—we are timber-merchants, and live at Islington. This is a piece of wood that we sent to Wood and Sherwood on the 28th of January—it is worth 2s. 1 1/2 d.—their boys came for it, and took it in my truck; but the prisoner had come before with a printed order to look out the wood, end he looked out this among others—I have seen the deal boards outside, and I have no doubt they are what we supplied to the prosecutors, but I cannot swear to them, as there is no mark on them.

WILLIAM FITALL . I am in the employ of Messrs. Wood and Sherwood. On the 18th of February, I went to the prisoner's house with the policeman—I went into the back room at the top of the home, and found four dozen reglets of one sort, and several odd sticks—I do not know how many—I knew the four dozen, I had seen them at my masters'—I expect the prisoner made them.

Cross-examined. Q. They are only straight pieces of wood? A. They are the regular sort for the use of printers—the four dozen were made to a pattern—he could have made others like them.

MATTHEW PEAKE (police-constable G 198.) On the morning of the 18th of February, I apprehended the prisoner at No. 86, Curtain-road—I found twenty-nine deal boards there—this piece of mahogany was given to me by Mr. Wood—Fitall pointed out the reglets to me—I found the ruling-machines—they are all in the van down stairs—the prisoner came in while I was waiting for the van—I told him he was charged with felony—he said, "What for?"—I told him for stealing those planks and staves from Mr. Wood—he said, "Mr. Wood! what does he mean by that? I think I shall indict him, and you too"—I told him he was in my custody—"O, I am not going to run away," said he; he was walking up and down the room, but all at once I missed him—I saw him going out at the back door—I went into the yard, but could not see any thing of him—I saw there was a stand against the wall, with some dirt on it—I could not find him till about seven o'clock the same evening, when he was in the Baker and Basket, in Worship-street—I desired him to come into my custody, and told him he should not get away that time—he said he should not come out—I sent the landlord to get two persons to assist me, and we took the prisoner—I found on him these invoices.

Cross-examined. Q. When you first went had you any warrant? A. No; I had my dress on—he could see I was an officer—after he had escaped, and I had loaded the van, I went and put on my private coat to look for him—I found him in the public-house about forty yards from Worship-street Office—he did not tell me he was there to meet the charge and to see his solicitor—I saw his solicitor in about half an hour, and the case was investigated the same evening.

Prisoner's Defence. As I had done business for Mr. Wood for the time

I had, he had no right to suspect me of any dishonesty—these ruling machines I made at home with stuff which I went and bought myself; and as I knew it would be my ruin to confine myself to his business, I made up my mind to complete these articles on my own premises, and I never had any other intention—I removed these things openly when the men were all about in the warehouse, and had been so for two hours—the carman speaks of a hurried manner; certainly I did not wish him to waste his time, but I made no secret of it—he asked me for a pint of beer, and I gave it him—if you look at the book, you will be convinced that Mr. Wood cannot prove any thing against me.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-736
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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736. JAMES SEWELL was indicted for embezzlement, to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 21.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-737
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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737. ELIZABETH BENTON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of February, 1 pair of half-boots, value 8s., the goods of Richard Edwards.

The prosecutor did not appear.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-738
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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738. THOMAS MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December, 1 printed book, value 3s., the goods of Harriet Boyer.

HARRIET BOYER . I live with my brother, in King's Head-court, Fish-street-hill. On the 18th of December I booked my trunk to go into the country—it had my name and address on it—my clothes and this book were in it—I took it to the Inn in Farringdon-street.

HENRY HARMS . I belong to the Angel Inn. The policeman brought me some duplicates—I saw the prisoner in the Compter—he was asked if the duplicates belonged to him, and if the contents of them were his property—he said, "Yes."

FREDERICK PRINCE (City police-constable, No. 79.) I took the prisoner on the 6th of February—I found this duplicate and some others on him.

JOHN THOMAS LEECH . I am a pawnbroker. I produce this prayer-book—I took it in of a man, I cannot say who, on the 23rd of December.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up in the street.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-739
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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739. THOMAS MARTIN was again indicted for stealing, on the 6th of February, 1 coat, value 8s., the goods of Thomas Shepherd.

THOMAS SHEPHERD . I live at Hatcham, and am a waggoner. On the 6th of February I was at the Swan Inn-yard, Holborn-bridge—I arrived at half past three o'clock, and at a quarter before four o'clock I missed my coat.

JOSEPH WELCH . I am watchman at the Swan Inn. On the morning of the 6th of February I saw the prisoner coming out of the yard at a quarter before four o'clock—he had a sort of white great-coat on, with a white cape—I am sure he is the man—the coat has not been found.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Transported for Seven Years.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-740
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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740. WILLIAM BATES was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December, 1 watch, value 5l.; 1 watch-chain, value 6d.; and 1 watch-key, value 1d.; the goods of Newsom Garrett, his master.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.

NEWSOM GARRETT . I am a pawnbroker, and live in St. George's, Middlesex. I took the business of Mr. Law on the 5th of May, 1834—the prisoner came into my service the latter end of August or the beginning of September—on the 5th of February last I received information which induced me to make inquiries, and in consequence of them I missed a silver watch which had been pawned by Benson, in Mr. Law's time—I inquired of Carter, and found the watch—I had not seen it before I found it—I only know whose it was by what the duplicate specified, and Sophia Benson claimed it.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You had never seen it before your attention was directed to its loss? A. Never; it was not taken in Mr. Law's time, for I had seen it done up in paper in the drawer about six weeks after I took the business—I did not open the paper—I cannot tell that it covered this identical watch—I discharged a shopman for theft.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Have you the duplicate that was on it? A. No; the name of "Benson" was on it—it was pawned for 2l.—there were two watches there pawned for the same money, which was rather singular—after I saw this parcel, both the parcel and the duplicate were taken.

SETH CARTER . The prisoner gave me this watch, or one similar—I cannot tell the day nor the month—it was before Christmas, and while he was in Mr. Garrett's service—he asked me to pawn it for him—I pawned it at Mr. Barford's for 30s.—I gave Bates the money—this chain and key were attached to it.

Cross-examined. Q. What are you? A. I belong to the copper trade—I am an apprentice—the officer came to tell me to go to the office, and I went the next day—I did not fear any charge against me—what I did, I did out of kindness, I swear that—he said he was to pawn the watch, and have so much for doing it; and as he had not time, as he only came out on Sundays, he asked me to do it—he gave me a shilling—I did not mean to conceal that, when I said I did it out of kindness—I suspected something wrong at first—he said he received it from a watch pledger—I do not know what that means—I had not pawned any thing before—I have since—I gave the name of Brown—Bates told me to say so, as that was the name of the person—I gave a false address—Bates told me to give no address—he did not tell me what address to give.

Q. Did not you say he told you to give no address? A. I did not quite say the word—it was rather a slip of the tongue—he told me no address—I said Baker-street, or something—it was an invention of my own—I am sure I do not recollect whether I gave any number—they asked me whose it was, and I said a friend's—they asked me if I was a housekeeper or a lodger—I told them "No."

Q. Was that the answer you gave, "No?" A. I told them neither—I remember that—I mentioned a number—I do not know where it was—it was out of my own head—I have not been in the prosecutor's house—I have been in his shop twice—I was not there in Mr. Law's time—the constable did not tell me I should be charged with stealing the watch, or that I must account how I came possessed of it—he said I must appear against Bates—he came and asked if I had pawned any thing for the prisoner.

SOPHIA BENSON . I pawned this watch at Mr. Law's. I did not take it out before Christmas—it is my property.

GEORGE CORNER . I came from Mr. Barford's. This watch has been in my master's shop—I took it in on the 17th of December, in the name of John Brown.

Cross-examined. Q. Is this the ticket you gave to the person who pawned it? A. No; this is the one we kept—I am sixteen years old—we give tickets to the persons who pawn things, and attach a counterpart of that ticket to the article—the address on this is, "Lodger, No. 10, Charles-street."


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-741
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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741. WILLIAM BATES was again indicted for stealing, on the 5th of February, 1 pair of pistols, value 6l.; 2 seals, value 20s.; and 1 pair of trowsers, value 10s.; the goods of Newsom Garrett, his master.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.

NEWSOM GARRETT . I am a pawnbroker, and live in the Commercial-road. The prisoner was in my service—in November last I had occasion to look for a pair of mislaid pistols—the prisoner was with me in the ware-house—I found them after some time—I said it was a good thing we had found them, for if we had not, they would have made us pay very handsomely for them, as they were valuable—in February last, I had occasion to look for them again—the prisoner was there, and he had gone first into the warehouse—I could not find them, but, in the evening, another pair of pistols was sent down from the warehouse with the ticket of the other pair of valuable pistols on them—I got an officer—we searched the prisoner's box, and found there this pair of trowsers, which are mine, and on his person were found these two seals, belonging to me—I went to his mother's, and found this pistol, which is one of the two I had missed.

Cross-examined. Q. What do you suppose to be the value of this pair of pistols? A. We value them at 6l.—this is the pair he is charged with stealing—the pair to which the duplicate of this pair was attached is not here—this is the pair to which it ought to have been attached—this pair was pawned on the 18th of October, 1833—that was during Mr. Law's time—when I went to the prisoner's mother; I had missed the two pistols—the officer found one of them there—we found this other pistol at my house, about four days ago, in another floor, where it ought not to have been—his mother gave up the one that was there without hesitation—she stated her son brought it there, and said I had lent it him—the person this pair belonged to, wanted 20l. for them—I do not know what was lent on the other pair, as the duplicate was taken off, and the duplicate of these put on them—I lent 10s. on these—I got these seals from Birmingham—they have not the mark of my shop on them—I received them when I began business, in May, 1834—there may be others like them, but I have not seen any—I think I had a dozen—this pair of trowsers had been pawned at our place—I did not take them in—they were out of time, and were for sale—the letter "R" is on them—we had half a dozen or a dozen pairs—I have sold trowsers with the letter "R" on them, of this colour—I have not the duplicate which was attached to them when they were pawned—I should think I had seen this pair within three weeks, as we open the things every month, and generally about the middle of the month, so that I must have opened these—I have sold many black trowsers with "R" on them—we are in the habit of taking in three hundred pledges in

a day—the prisoner did not wear these seals to his watch—he had worn different seals—I did not take them to look at—these were attached to his watch when he was taken, but they were in his fob, and were concealed—I had a respectable character with him, and was never more hurt than when I had to prosecute him.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Have you an impression of these seals? A. Yes; but not with me—I am sure I had marked these very trowsers within a month before—I found them in his box—I have lost seals with these impressions on them.

THOMAS SHELSWELL . I am an officer. I was sent for, and searched the prisoner's box—I found this pair of trowsers there, these seals on his person, and this pistol at his mother's.

Cross-examined. Q. You found only one pistol? A. No; I asked for it, and it was given up—the seals were attached to his watch—I took them from his fob—he said he had taken a pistol home to fire some powder and shot.

Prisoner. It is all false about the trowsers—I bought them second-hand in Petticoat-lane, with the mark on the lining as it is now—I took the pistol home to fire it on Sunday—I fired it twice, and my father would not let me fire it again.

WILLIAM BATES . I am the prisoner's father. About a fortnight before he was taken, he brought the pistol to my house, and fired it two or three times in the garden—he made no concealment of it.

(Sophia Roberts; Charles Briant, a grocer and oilman, Old Change; James Collins, an oilman, of Cleveland-street; and Henry Stead, a stone-mason, at Lewisham; gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-742
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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742. JOHN BARBER was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February, 25 yards of merino, value 3l., the goods of William Holbrook Waugh.

CHARLES HITCHINGS . I am a policeman. On the 27th of February, I was in a shop in Whitechapel, about four o'clock—I heard a cry of "Stop thief"—I ran out, and saw the prisoner running with a parcel, which proved to be this merino, with an apron wrapped round it—he dropped it—I pursued and took him—the prosecutor followed me.

JURY. Q. Did you lose sight of him? A. Yes—when he dropped the merino, and turned the corner, but only for a second or two.

JOSEPH TURNER . I am in the service of William Holbrook Waugh, a hosier, in Whitechapel-road. This is his property, and was on the top of a pile—Gard told me a man had taken something—I ran out, and saw the prisoner carrying this merino.

MATTHEW GARD . I was passing the prosecutor's shop, and saw the prisoner come off the cill of the door with these three pieces of merino—I went in, and told the witness I fancied a person had robbed him—he came out—we pursued the prisoner—I saw him drop this property.

Prisoner's Defence. The officer took me—I told him I knew nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Six Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-743
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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743. THOMAS PASFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March, 1 watch, value 25s.; 1 watch-chain, value 2s.; 1 watch-key, value 6d.; 2 seals, value 2s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 5s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 1s. 6d.; 1 pair of stockings, value 6d.; 2 sovereigns; 2 half-sovereigns; 1 half-crown; and 12 shillings; the goods and monies of William Watson; to which he pleaded

GUILTY .— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-744
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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744. FREDERICK HORN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February, 1 sovereign; 7 half-crowns; and 3 shillings; the monies of Jonathan Green; to which he pleaded

GUILTY .— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-745
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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745. MARTHA ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of February, 1 knife, value 10s., the goods of Mary Ann Edwards.

MARY ANN EDWARDS . I lost a silver-handled knife from my kitchen, at No. 6, Pleasant-row, Pentonville, on the 11th of February. I employed the prisoner on that day as a charwoman—she came about eleven o'clock—I went to market, and returned about three o'clock—I did not miss the knife then, but a gentleman who lodges with me, sent her out for some porter for dinner with a sovereign—she did not return with the sovereign, I was obliged to go to the station, and the handle of the knife was found on her—the blade had been broken off—I then went home, and missed it.

WILLIAM BARNARD . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner for the sovereign—this handle of a knife was found in her pocket.

Prisoner's Defence. The first thing she set me to do was, to go for a quartern of gin—she then went out with a friend who had recommended her to me, and did not return for two hours—she then came home, and as she had been drinking, I did not tell her about the knife which I had broken—she appeared pleased with what I had done, and sent me for another quartern of gin—I told her a gentleman had called to look at the apartments, and I told him I believed they were let—she said, why did not I have him in, and get 5s. of him; and when she wanted some tea, she sent me to get some from the lodger's room.

MARY ANN EDWARDS . I keep a very respectable lodging-house—the gentleman who sent her with the sovereign is a solicitor, and did not like to attend himself—he lodges with me still.

GUILTY . Aged 40.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-746
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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746. JOHN PERCIVAL was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of February, 1 pewter pot, value 2s., the goods of John Frederick James.

SUSANNAH WINSBY . I live in Miller-street, Camden-town. On the 18th of February, about ten o'clock in the morning, I was coming out of my own door, and saw the prisoner take up this pot from No. 2, next door to me—that is a quarter of a mile from the prosecutor's—he put the pot into a bag before him—I called to him, and told him to put the pot down—he came back to me—I said, "Come, put that out, my old gentleman; none of your off-hand work"—he took the pot out, and gave it into my hand—Mr. James's lad came by at the time—he said it was his master's pot—I gave the prisoner into custody.

WILLIAM MOGG . I live with Mr. John Frederick James, who keeps the Bedford Arms, at Camden-town. I had seen the prisoner once before, but not at our house—I was going along that morning, and saw the witness with this pot, which is my master's—she told me what had occurred, and the prisoner was given to the policeman.

GUILTY . Aged 79.— Confined Six Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-747
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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747. HENRY ELEY and EDWARD MOORE were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of February, 1 watch, value 10l.; 1 watch-chain, value 3l.; 2 seals, value 1l.; 2 watch-keys, value 5s.; and 1 ring, value 5s.; the goods of John Hinds, from his person.

The Prosecutor did not appear.


OLD COURT.—Thursday, March 5th, 1835.

Second Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-748
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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748. ALFRED SKUSE was indicted , for that he, on the 10th of February, at St. Andrew, Holborn, feloniously did forge a certain request for the delivery of 12 one-inch bil-cocks, 12 one-inch bosses, and 10 one-inch buttcocks, with intent to defraud William Pontifex and others, against the Statute. 2nd COUNT, for uttering the same, with a like intent.

DANIEL THORN . I am a warehouseman, in the employ of William Pontifex and others, copper-smiths, in Shoe-lane. Mr. Clark, of Hammersmith, a lead-merchant, dealt with us—on the 10th of February, the prisoner brought this order—I opened it, and asked him if he brought it from Mr. Clark—he said, "Yes"—I asked him if it was Mr. Clark the lead-merchant where we had our lead work from—he said, yes, it was Mr. Clark that drove the chocolate-coloured van—(he has a chocolate-coloured van)—I delivered him the goods stated, and he gave me a receipt for them, signed, "John Smith"—he came again on the 12th, and presented another order—I took him into custody.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Was the order open or sealed up in a letter? A. Sealed up—if he received it from another person he had no means of knowing the contents of it—there are four persons in our firm—I do not recollect telling the Magistrate that he said it was Mr. Clark who drove the van, but I am certain he said so (order read)—here is a receipt which he signed for the goods—I do not think the order and receipt are written by the same person.

FREDERICK CLARK . I am in the lead-line, and live at Hammersmith. I have a chocolate-coloured van, and have driven it myself at times, but my man usually drives it—I have seen the prisoner—I once employed him for about a day and half, about two years ago—this order is not my writing—I know nothing of it—I never received the goods.

Prisoner. I was never asked where I came from till the second time I went there—then Mr. Pontifex took me into a side-room, and asked if I came from Clark, of Hammersmith—I said, "No"—he said, "How came you to come here?"—I said, "The note was given me"—he said, "Do you know it is forged?"—I said no, and if he would send a policeman with me I would show him the person; but I was detained so long, I dare say the person saw me and went away.

DANIEL THORN re-examined. He was asked about the second order, and said he did not know it was forged, and asked for a policeman to go with him to the halfway-house, where he said a man was waiting for him—a policeman took him there—he said the man gave it to him, and was going to wait for him.

(The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that a man at Knights-bridge had employed him to take the order to the prosecutor's, telling him to sign his name as John Smith, as that was the name of his apprentice—

that he delivered the goods to the man who met him by the barracks, and two days after he met the man at the same place, and received another order from him.)

FREDERICK PRINCE . I am a policeman. I went to the prisoner's lodging, and found things in a state of destitution.

GUILTY of uttering only. Aged 18.— Judgment Respited.

There was another indictment against the prisoner.

Before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-749
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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749. SAMUEL HAYES was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of January, at St. Sepulchre, 1 purse, value 1s.; and 11 sovereigns; the goods and monies of Thomas Smith, from his person.

MR. DUNBAR conducted the Prosecution.

THOMAS SMITH . I live at Hatton, in Middlesex, near Hounslow, and carry on the bone-cutting business. I was in town on Tuesday, the 20th of January, near Smithfield, at the corner of St. John-street—I met the prisoner there—I never saw him before—he was alone—it was about two o'clock, or a little after—he asked me if that was Smithfield, pointing to Smithfield—I said it was—he asked me on what day the beast market was, and said he had come out of Lancashire to see his sister, and should like to know what day the market was held, that he might tell the conntrymen when he went back what day to bring their beasts there—he began conversing about the price of corn, and asked me to go and take a pint of ale—I had told him I had come from the country myself—we went into the Rose, and in a few minutes another man came in, who said he had come from Gloucestershire on some law business, and he had above £1500 come to him—he showed some papers, like notes in his hand—the prisoner told me to persuade him to keep his money close and not expose it; he said, as he was a near countryman of mine, he would be persuaded by me more than him—I persuaded him not to expose his money in company, and soon after the prisoner said he had some paper, and he had better wrap up his money, and put it in his fob—he pulled some paper out of his pocket, and gave it to the other to wrap up his money—he wrapped it up, and then the prisoner said he would wrap up his own money—then he asked me to put it into his fob-pocket for him—he had got no watch—I pushed it into his fob for him—he then gave me a bit of paper to wrap mine up—I pulled my purse out, and was folding it—just as I had folded over one fold, he snatched it out of my hand, and said, "Let me do it for you"—I had shown my money to him before that—he saw the size of my purse—I had eleven sovereigns in it—I had counted them not half an hour before, and I am sure it had eleven sovereigns in it—after taking it out of my hand he wrapped it up, as I thought, gave me back the paper, and told me to put it into my fob—I said I had not got one, and put it in my side-pocket—I did not know but I had got my purse and money—it was in his possession not a minute, I think—I supposed I had got my purse and sovereigns in the paper—the prisoner then said, "We will go now"—(this was within two minutes) and we went out together, and then parted just about where we had met—I was going to Wormwood-street, and turned back and left him at the corner of St. John-street—in about two minutes I pulled the paper out of my pocket, and examined it—I found in it instead of eleven sovereigns nine halfpence, and there was no purse—I had not been in company with any body but them, after they gave me the paper—I went to the public-house to see if the other man was there, but he was gone—I

made it known to the landlord, and gave information at the police-station—I saw the prisoner again on the 21st of February, in consequence of a letter, at Union-hall—the Magistrate told me to look round, and see if I could see the man who robbed me—I picked the prisoner out from about twenty persons who stood together—nobody had directed my attention to him—I am sure he is the man.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Had you been drinking in the public-house? A. Not more than I drank with him—we had two pints of ale, and, I believe, two glasses of gin-and-water—I was sober—I did not tell the Magistrate I had been tipsy—I had never seen the prisoner before—it was between two and three o'clock—I had been about my business in the fore part of the day—I had walked part of the way from Hatton, and rode part of the way in a cart—I had a pint of beer at Hammersmith—I was not in any other public-house—two waiters were examined at Guildhall—I did not describe the man as being pale—I believe I said he was a fair man—I never expressed a doubt of his being the man.

MR. DUNBAR. Q. Was it before the Magistrate you said that? A. Yes; at Union Hall—what I said was taken down in writing.

JAMES ANDREWS (police-constable M 45.) I had the prisoner in custody with another person, on the 13th of February, and owing to information I caused Smith to be written to, and he identified the prisoner in Union-hall—he picked him out from among twenty or more—nothing was said or done to point his attention to him, he pointed him out from his own judgment.

Cross-examined. Q. Was not he in the dock? A. No; not at the time—he was not behind the bar—the prosecutor knew there was a person under charge for a similar offence—he did not know the prisoner was the person—he was not among the prisoners, but quite away from them.

JAMES BATES . I know the prisoner by sight—I have seen him at various times in Fleet-street, and in most parts of London, for the last three months—I should think he knew where Smithfield was.

THOMAS SMITH re-examined. I was in his company about an hour altogether—there was nobody in the parlour besides the prisoner and the other man—the liquor was brought in to us—I applied to the landlord to know if he knew him—the other man had not my money in his possession at all.

Prisoner's Defence. He said I was a very delicate-looking man: and I was told before I went into the Court that the inspector had got him there to identify me—I never saw him before.

BENJAMIN RICHARDSON . I am a waiter at the Rose, at Smith field. I was examined before the Magistrate at Guildhall—on the 20th of January, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, the prosecutor came to my master's in company with two gentlemen, apparently—the prisoner is not one of the persons who was with him—it was a stout, well-dressed man,—with dark whiskers—a dark man altogether, and fine looking in the face—I never saw the prisoner in my master's house, nor till I was at Guildhall.

JURY. Q. How were the gentlemen dressed? A. The stout man had dark clothes, but the other man I cannot say about, because he sat behind the table—I think I should know the stout man again if I saw him—I did not see the other.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You served the beer? A. Yes; and the stout man paid for it—I served them twice—there was nobody but them three in the house.

THOMAS SMITH re-examined. I believe the prisoner paid for both pints of beer.

BENJAMIN RICHARDSON re-examined. The prisoner is not the man who paid for the beer, I will swear positively—I know nothing about the prisoner.

MR. DUNBAR. Q. You do not know who sent for you to Guildhall? A. No; two officers came—I told the Magistrate he was not the man—the prisoner had no whiskers when he was before the Magistrate—his face was the same as it is now—Andrews was the officer before the Magistrate—I told the Magistrate I could not swear to either of the men.

Q. Did not you tell the Alderman you would not swear the prisoner was not the man, for you could not be certain of any of them but Smith? A. No more I am; I know the stout man.

JAMES ANDREWS re-examined. The prisoner had whiskers before the Alderman, and has for the last two months—they were not very large.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Have you been round to instruct counsel since the trial began? A. Yes; when I heard the waiter go on as he did, which is highly improper—this is not a case got up by the police—I do not know that the inspector has retained counsel—Fagan spoke to me something about it—I do not know whether he instructed counsel—he is sitting behind the counsel—I do not know that the brief is his getting up.

MR. DUNBAR. Q. Was the witness asked before the Magistrate whether he could speak with certainty to the prisoner's person? A. He was; he said it was impossible to swear to either of them, as there was so many persons coming in and out of the house—he said he could not swear to any person at all.

JAMES BATES re-examined. I have seen the prisoner about the town a good deal—he is in the habit of wearing whiskers.

THOMAS SMITH re-examined. The prisoner had whiskers when I met him, and before the Magistrate.

(The prisoner's whiskers at the time of trial were shorn completely off.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.*— Transported for Life. See Surrey Cases.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-750
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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750. WILLIAM KNOWLES was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June, 4 tubs, value 5s. 6d.; 1 pail, value 1s.; 1 spoke-shave, value 1s. 6d.; 1 cask of paint, value 10s.; and 7 wooden bottles, value 10s.; the goods of Henry Jarman.

MARY ANN JARMAN . My husband is a cooper, and lives in Old-street. About the 30th of June I missed these articles—they were kept in our shop in Featherstone-street—I was called to look at them, and they were mine.

CHARITY WOOD . I live in Featherstone-street. On the 30th of June, about eleven o'clock at night, I had occasion to go to the back premises, and saw a light in the prosecutor's shop, which was not usual—I went and told my husband, and then went down to the yard and called out—nobody answered—I saw two men in the shop—I called to know who they were—they made no answer, but put the light out and came out—one was John Balch, and the other William Knowles—neither of them had any thing to do with the shop—they were employed on the premises, but not in the shop—the other man remained with the things, which had been taken out of the shop and put into a shed—we found the shop-door open, and questioned Balch about it—he was very insolent, and we

sent for a policeman—the prisoner went out at the street-door, and did not come on the premises again.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Was not the other man tried? A. Yes, and convicted; he is now in confinement.

WILLIAM WOOD . On the 30th of June, about eleven o'clock, my wife called me—I took a light, and saw two men come out of the shop—I saw the articles in the shed when I searched about—they must have been removed before—the prisoner did not return to the premises to work afterwards—the other man was apprehended on the premises.

Cross-examined. Q. You did not see the prisoner remove any thing? A. No.

JAMES JOHNSON . I had been employed for Mr. Jarman. I went on Saturday morning, the 28th of June, and took my tools away—I locked the door, and delivered the key to Mrs. Jarman—I am certain all these things were safe in the shop about half-past nine o'clock that morning—I examined the door after the robbery, and it had been forced open.

MATTHEW PEAK . I am a policeman. Mrs. Wood called me to the premises—I found the door had been forced—I produced the property at the last trial in September Sessions, and have returned it to the prosecutrix.

Cross-examined. Q. Where is Mr. Jarman? A. I saw him in Old-street, this morning—he was not a witness on the other indictment—he was in White Cross-street prison, I believe, at the time.

SAMPSON HENRY PERRY . I am Inspector of the G division. The prisoner came to me on Saturday morning, and said he understood he was indicted with Balch, and wished to be tried—he surrendered to me.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been to see Mr. Jarman, who was in prison for debt—he authorised me to get as much property away as I could, to sell, as he expected his creditors would come and seize it—I went and got as much as I could out—Mrs. Wood came down and saw me—I was afraid my character would be blemished, and I certainly walked away—I have been in the country with some gentlemen—on Friday I came to town—I found I was indicted, and surrendered.

MRS. JARMAN re-examined. My husband was in White Cross-street prison at the time it happened—the prisoner worked for his brother on our premises.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-751
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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751. JOHN PREBBLE was indicted for feloniously forging a certain request for the delivery of 4 reams of paper, called printing royal, with intent to defraud Thomas Spalding and others. 2nd COUNT, for uttering and disposing of a like request.

MR. PAYNE conducted the Prosecution.

HENRY BENJAMIN SPALDING . I live in Drury-lane, and am a wholesale stationer, in partnership with Thomas Spalding and two others—we are in the habit of supplying Walter McDowall with paper. On the 25th of February, about half-past six in the evening, this request for goods was brought to me, in his name, by Wooddard—I asked him if he was to pay for the paper—I showed the order to my brother—it says, "No. 4, Pemberton-row, Gough-square. Gentlemen, please let the bearer have four reams of printing royal, perfect, for Mr. Anderton. Your obedient servant,—W. McDowall." My brother told Wooddard he must fetch a sample of the paper wanted—he went away—my brother kept the order—he came again in about an hour afterwards, and brought half a sheet of

paper as a sample—my brother saw him then—I saw him, but did not hear what passed—next morning he brought an order to my brother (looking at one)—this is it—Wooddard said, "I think there is something wrong, and you seem to think so too, Sir"—this order says, "Mr. Anderton says you refuse sending him the paper ordered yesterday, as he has no account, it is for my use; I hope my name and credit is sufficient for you to furnish the order.—Mr. McDowall."

THOMAS SPALDING . I am the brother of last witness. I saw Wooddard when he brought the sample—I told him he could not have it till morning, as I could not match it by candle-light—I suspected the order—I saw him next morning, about nine or half-past nine o'clock—he brought this letter—Wooddard said he thought there was something wrong—I asked him if he came from McDowall or Anderton—he said, "No"—I asked where he was going to take the paper—he said to Wych-street or Holywell-street—(I had communicated with Mr. McDowall in the mean time)—I sent Wooddard for Kirkman the policeman, and gave Wooddard the paper, with instructions how to act.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You suspected the document from the first? A. I did—I did not tell Wooddard so on either occasion—I suspected it more from the style, than from the handwriting.

WALTER MCDOWALL . I am a printer, and live in Pemberton-row, Gough-square. The prisoner was in my service, as clerk and porter, for about two months—he had opportunities of seeing my handwriting, and I saw his—neither of these orders are my handwriting—they are the prisoner's writing, to the best of my belief—there are two R's and two P's—one R is like a printing R, and one like a common R—he used to write so, and the P's are the same—he knew who I dealt with, by himself entering the invoices.

Cross-examined. Q. How often do you think he saw you write? A. I cannot say—the foreman was more frequently in the habit of sending orders for paper—they were printed—what I sent out were generally written—the overseer and the warehouseman sent out printed orders—they filled up the blanks—I have seen the prisoner write—he had very nearly filled a ledger—he has entered all our invoices for about three years—he copied them into a ledger—I am prepared to swear that I believe he wrote this.

MR. PAYNE. Q. Were the warehouseman or overseer authorised to write your name? A. No—my name is printed, and they sign their own name underneath—"For McDowall"—I never allow my name to be signed.

MR. DOANE. Q. Are you quite sure they never wrote your name to orders? A. Not to my knowledge; if they had, I should very likely discharge them—I never authorised the prisoner to sign, orders—my father is in partnership with me—he resides at Barnet, and never interferes in the business—he is on the premises sometimes—the prisoner was not in my employ after last December—the orders are not in my father's handwriting—he was not in town at the time this is dated—the first note is more like my writing than the second.

WILLIAM WOODDARD . I am a porter. I took these orders to Mr. Spalding—the prisoner delivered them to me, and told me to take them to Spalding and Co., and get four reams of paper—I did not see them written—(Orders read.)

Prisoner's Defence. I protest against having written the letters.

(William Gray, Duke's-place, Aldgate, painter; and Joseph Champion, potato dealer, Sutton-street, Clerkenwell, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 34.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury.

Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-752
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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752. WILLIAM DOLBY was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January, 3 pairs of boots, value 30s.; 2 coats, value 3l.; 1 jacket, value 20s.; 3 pairs of trowsers, value 30s.; 1 hat, value 10s.; 1 box, value 6d.; 200 cigars, value 30s.; 1 tobacco-pipe, value 2l.; 8 sovereigns, and 12s.; the goods and monies of George Todd, his master, in the dwelling-house of William Henry Storey, to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Transported for Life.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-753
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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753. JOHN DOYLE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of February, 2 coats, value 3l.; 1 waistcoat, value 10s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 2s. 6d.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 7s.; 1 seal, value 1l. 15s.; 4 pen-knives, value 5s.; 1 razor, value 5s.; 1 purse, value 6d.; 3 sovereigns, 2 half-crowns, and 2 shillings, the goods and monies of Stephen Walton, from his person.

STEPHEN WALTON . I have been clerk at a timber yard. On Wednesday, the 4th of February, I was in Essex-court, Whitechapel, with a woman—I went to sleep—I awoke between four and five o'clock—the person who had been in bed with me had gone—I instantly missed my top-coat, my under-coat, and waistcoat—I had four knives in the pockets, and 7s. in my trowsers pocket, and three sovereigns in a purse; a razor; two silk handkerchiefs; a gold triangular seal, one stone was cornelian, the other amethyst, and the other plain gold—all this property was gone—I was stripped—I had laid down, having only taken off my two coats and waistcoat—I know nothing about the prisoner—I had been drinking, but knew what I was about—I saw nobody in the house but the woman I went with—I understood it was her own apartment—I laid outside the bed.

JAMES STACEY . I am a policeman. I went to No. 10, Essex-court, in the morning, and found the prosecutor sitting on the bed, with nothing but his shirt and trowsers on—on searching the room I found this handkerchief just behind the bed—and after the prisoner was apprehended at the station-house, I asked if he knew any thing of the handkerchief—he said, yes; that it belonged to him.

Prisoner. I said it had been mine. Witness. No; you said, "It is mine."

EDWARD PLANT . On the morning of the 5th of February, the prisoner came to my house, the Coach and Horses, in Whitechapel, between five and six o'clock—it was after four o'clock—I do not open till four o'clock—it might be between four and five o'clock—it was very soon after I opened—he came in with three or four more, without shoes or stockings on; but that I did not notice for an hour and a half after—he had a silk handkerchief round his neck, and a coat on—I do not think he had a shirt on—I was informed he had neither shoes nor stockings on—I went and examined, and found it was so, and turned him out—I had drawn him some gin, and he asked me to change a sovereign—I gave him change—I saw another sovereign in his hand, which he asked me to change afterwards, and I refused—I did not see him afterwards—he came in with Foster, or nearly at the same time—several porters and people were in the room—

he offered a dirty yellow handkerchief for sale, and I believe Foster gave him one shilling for it—there was a hole in it—I do not think there was any red on it, but it was at a distance from me—I live three hundred yards from Essex-court.

WILLIAM JOHNSON . I saw the prisoner at Plant's house, between four and five o'clock in the morning—he had on a great coat and a red handkerchief—his coat had a sort of brown silk buttons; it was a dark mixture coat—he had a triangular seal in his hands, and I saw him with two sovereigns and some silver—he had something to drink—the triangular seal had different coloured sides, red and white, and the other was gold—I saw him afterwards in Petticoat-lane, selling the great coat, which he had on—I did not see who he sold it to, and do not know what he sold it for—I asked him where he got it—he said he stole it—I am sure he said so—he bought a jacket afterwards—I know he lived in Essex-court—I saw him go in there every day—I live in Keate-street—I do not know whether he sleeps in Essex-court—he lived there with Margaret Brown—I lived with her a little time to go on errands, and he lived with her at the same time—I had seen him there about a week before the robbery.

Prisoner. Q. Had you the seal in your hand to observe it? A. No, you had it in your right hand—you told me at Plant's door that you stole the coat.

JURY. Q. How near do you live to Essex-court? A. About thirty yards off—I often go to Essex-court.

JOHN FOSTER . I was at Plant's on the 5th of February—I saw the prisoner there, and several others, about half-past five o'clock, drinking—I bought two handkerchiefs of him—I have one of them here—it has been in wear—there are more holes in it now than then—I gave him a shilling for it—I also bought a red one of him, which I have lost—I was in liquor when I bought it, and when I lost it; the prisoner said at the office, this was the handkerchief I bought of him; he said there were two or three holes in the middle, and two darns; and it was so—I have made a bundle handkerchief of it, and it has been washed eight or nine times, and I have worn it round my neck—the prosecutor said it was not his.

Prisoner. Q. Had the handkerchief any picture in the middle of it? A. I cannot exactly say; to the best of my belief it had flowers in the middle, in some sort of colours—I was tipsy at the time.

ISAAC HENRIQUES . I am a general dealer. I know nothing of the prisoner—I bought a coat in the lane from a person for 3s. 6d., and sold it for 5s.—I bought it in open market—I cannot tell whether I bought it of the prisoner—I will swear I did not—I bought it of a stranger in the lane.

JOSEPH LEVY . The prisoner offered a coat to me for sale, but I did not buy it of him—I did not see him sell it to any body—it was a great-coat, a kind of a dark mixture.

GEORGE SEAMAN . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner in Essex-court, Whitechapel—not in any house—it was on the day of the robbery, about twelve o'clock—I found 8s. 5 1/2 d. on him—he was dressed in a fustian jacket, a new shirt, a new handkerchief, a new cap, new shoes, new stockings, a second-hand pair of trowsers, and his jacket was second-hand—I had seen him the night before, at eleven o'clock—he then had a pair of old blue trowsers, all torn, an old sailor's jacket, and was without shirt, hat, handkerchief, shoes, stockings, or cap—he lives with Margaret Brown, I believe—it is a common brothel—I suppose about twenty prostitutes and young thieves live there—it is all let out in separate rooms—Brown occupied

the room, I believe—I cannot say the prisoner slept there—I have seen him going in and out late at night, and early in the morning—Brown has absconded since—the boy Johnson has lived with the prisoner—none of the property has been recovered—this yellow handkerchief was produced before the magistrate, and the prosecutor said he thought it was his.

STEPHEN WALTON re-examined. I cannot swear to the handkerchief.

Prisoner's Defence. If I had been guilty of the robbery, should not I have absconded—I went with the policeman without resistance, and I was struck dumb when I was told the charge—I deny it—I have been in the Navy nine years—I got liquor, and parted with my clothes, which obliged me to remain in London—I did not cohabit with the woman—I had been to sea with her son—he died, and she frequently asked me to go there—I used to sleep at night on the floor, which the boy knows—I used to go out and beg my bread.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-754
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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Reference Numbert18350302-755
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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755. CHARLES EZEKIEL LOVETT was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of February, 500 bricks, value 17s. 6d., the goods of John Burge.

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the Prosecution.

JOHN BURGE . I am a brick maker, and live at Islington. I supply Mr. M'Intosh, the contractor for the Greenwich railway—he wants forty millions of bricks—on the 11th of February, I employed the prisoner to cart five hundred bricks to the rail-road, on the other side of London bridge—I afterwards saw those bricks at Mr. Elston's, in the Old Bailey—they were the same sort of bricks as I delivered to him—they are worth 3s. 6d. per hundred—he had no authority to do any thing with them, but carry them to the rail-road—Elston's premises are directly out of his way.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How long had he been in your employment? A. I suppose a week—I had seen him the previous evening, in the street near my own house, in Mount Pleasant—I did not tell him if he would get the tickets received at the railway, he might dispose of the bricks, so that he accounted to me for the proceeds—I never authorized him to sell any bricks—he did not tender me any money, when he was taken up, saying it was what Elston had paid him.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. If you had told him to deliver the bricks at Elston's, and get the ticket in at the rail-road, would that be a fraud? A. Certainly.

JOSEPH HATCH . I am kilnman to Mr. Burge. On the 11th of February, I helped to load five hundred bricks into the prisoner's cart, and saw him drive off with them—he was to take them to the Greenwich railway, and nowhere else—his proper way would not be down the Old Bailey—it is out of his way altogether.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you ever present when Mr. Burge desired him to sell any bricks? A. Never—I have sold bricks for Mr. Burge.

WILLIAM ELSTON . I am a builder, and live in the Old Bailey. The prisoner came to me several times to sell bricks—on Wednesday, the 11th of February, he sold me five hundred bricks—he brought them in his own cart and horse to me, at the Old Bailey—he called at my counting-house about four o'clock that afternoon—I have had cartage work done by him

several times—he said he had been doing some work for a man and could not get paid—that the money was between 11l. and 12l., and the man had agreed to supply him with bricks instead of money, and he wished me to take a few of him—I gave him 12s. 6d. for the five hundred—Mr. Burge afterwards saw the same bricks.

Cross-examined. Q. You knew him before? A. Yes, and had a good opinion of him—I gave him at the rate of 2s. 6d. a hundred—bricks vary from 28s. to 30s. a thousand—I considered 2s. 6d. a hundred a fair value for money—I have bought bricks much lower and much higher—the prisoner keeps his own horses and carts, and has worked for us two or three years—the bricks were not mixed with others.

Prisoner. Mr. Burge authorised me to sell bricks any where I could, and he was to settle with me on Tuesday, when he paid for my horse and cart.

JOHN BURGE . I never authorized him to sell bricks—I ought to have settled with him on the Tuesday previous to this transaction—I pay him between ten and twelve o'clock, at my counting-house in the brick field—he came to me at night, and said he wanted his money—I said I would have paid him if he had been there at the proper time, and he must wait—he said, "Give me 5s. on account," which I did; and agreed with him to cart these five hundred bricks next morning.

(Julia Grundy, Liquorpond-street; Solomon Isaacs, carman, Leather-lane; Lewis Grundy, milkman, Laystall-street; and John Robinson, a labourer, gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY .— Transported for Seven Years.

(There was another indictment against the prisoner.)

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-756
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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756. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of February, 750 bricks, value 22s., the goods of John Burge—upon which no evidence was offered.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-757
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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757. WILLIAM SANDERSON was indicted for feloniously receiving, of an evil-disposed person, on the 16th of February, 1 pair of hames, and I breeching, value 5l., the goods of Dorothy Angas, well knowing them to have been feloniously stolen, against the Statute, &c.

MR. PAYNE conducted the Prosecution.

ISAAC PYE . I live at Chipping Barnet, in Hertfordshire. On the 13th of February, I found, at the prisoner's premises, a pair of hames and part of a gig harness, called a breeching—I produce them—I found them in the front room, down stairs—there was another person living up stairs—I formerly knew the prisoner as a dealer in horses, and a cabman.

Cross-examined by MR. CHAMBERS. Q. What does his family consist of? A. His wife and daughter—I do not know his family—I never saw his son—I have heard he has a son—I do not know that his son is a cabman—I do not know where he lives—I am a patrol, and live twelve miles from the prisoner—he lives in Wheler-street, Spitalfields—I never had any dealings with him—I have heard about a 5l. note that Peter Ramsay had—it never passed into my hands—it was supposed that it did—the magistrate did not order me to deliver it over to the prisoner—there was no dispute between the prisoner and me about it—I was sent by Mr. Jessop, of Waltham Abbey, the Magistrate's clerk, to tell Ramsay he must pay the 5l. note to the parties—that is all I know of it—it is five or six

years ago—the note was never in my hands—I knew where the prisoner lived, from information I received from John Comber, on the 12th of February—I had not seen the prisoner since the September fair at Barnet, and I am not quite positive that I did see him then—I have known him twelve years—I always thought he lived by the Elephant and Castle—I do not know that Comber is a thief—he was not charged with stealing this harness—he came to me, and on his information I went to the prisoner's premises—he was not at home—I found the harness in the front room of his house—any body could see it.

MR. PAYNE. Q. Did you find any thing else at Sanderson's? A. Several other things.

JONATHAN WILKINSON ANGAS . I am the son of Dorothy Angas. I am a quaker—she lives at Hayes, in Kent, and is nearly eighty-seven years old—I am a miller, and live with her—on the 8th of January last, late at night, or early in the morning of the 9th, we lost a horse, and a set of harness, out of the stable—this harness and names I know to be my mother's—I picked it out of a great deal more at Pye's house.

Cross-examined. Q. Where was the horse? A. In the stable, and the harness likewise—very likely the harness had been put on the horse, and both taken away together—I live about twelve miles from London—I am quite certain of the harness—there are several marks about it where it has been mended—I never expressed a doubt about it—I saw it again on the 18th or 19th of February, at Pye's house—I had not noticed any body about my house that night—the stable was not locked—there were two horses.

ISAAC PYE re-examined. I found at the prisoner's house a brace, a crupper, back-board, and breeching, claimed by Mr. Ringer, and a pawnbroker's duplicate for some things—one axletree, claimed by Ringer—I found some seat-straps, claimed by Alwin.

Cross-examined. Q. They were all found at the same time? A. Yes; the prisoner's wife and daughter showed me over the house—there are only two rooms which they occupied on the ground floor—the second floor was empty—the property was in the lower room, in a cupboard in the passage—his wife showed me that cupboard as in their possession—she said, they occupied those rooms, and the others were to be let.

JOSIPH RINGER . I live at Hayes, in Kent. I lost a horse, cart, and harness, on the evening of the 8th of January, or morning of the 9th; and this bridle, produced by the witness, I lost at the same time with these names and traces; the reins, and breeching, were stolen with the horse—they were all lost the same night—this axle and things are mine—they were in the possession of Capps, a pawnbroker.

THOMAS CAPPS . I am a pawnbroker. I have a pair of springs and an axletree, which I received in pledge on the 9th of January, from a man named Sanderson—I cannot speak positively to the prisoner—this duplicate is a counterpart of mine.

Cross-examined. Q. You have kept these since? A. Until Tuesday, when I left them in a public-house opposite here—I am certain they are the same—I placed them in my warehouse as soon as I received them—I have three persons in my employ, who have access to the warehouse—I have seen Comber to-day—he went over with me to see the springs—the waiter at the Pitt's Head opposite, has had the custody of them.

MR. PAYNE. Q. Have you any doubt the springs you saw to-day are

what you received in pawn, and gave the duplicate for? A. Not the least—I took them in pledge myself.

JOHN ALWIN . I lost a chaise-cart on the evening of the 6th, or the morning of the 7th of January. I live at Goodham, in Kent, six or seven miles from Hayes—these are the straps of the seat of my cart.

ISAAC PYE re-examined. I found the parts of some harness and things at Stratford's, in Red Lion-street, about one hundred and fifty yards from the prisoner's house.

Prisoner's Defence. A great deal of the property was found on Stratford's premises, particularly the seat and straps—several people searched the house—the property found does not belong to me, it belongs to my son.

JANE SANDERSON . I am the prisoner's daughter, and live with him and my mother—my brother did live at home some time ago—he is now in Horsemonger-Jane gaol—I think he is twenty-two years of age—he carried on the cab-business—I recollect his bringing some harness to my father's premises, about the middle of January—he put it down in the room, and asked my mother if he could leave it until such time as he could get a horse to commence the cab-business on his own account—she said, he might—my father was from home at that time—the harness taken away by the constable is what my brother left—my brother came home three weeks or a month ago, and asked me about my father's duplicates; and he gave me a duplicate to put into the book or the drawer, and I put it in the drawer.

COURT. Q. How soon did your father come home after this? A. I do not know—my father did not sleep at home at that time—he was out on business—he usually sleeps at home.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. Did you see the duplicate found by the constable? A. Yes, it was the one my brother gave me.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. What time was this? A. It was about three weeks or a month ago—he brought the harness about the middle of January—my father had been absent on business a few days—I have seen Stratford once, I believe, at his stable—I have not seen him at my father's—I do not think I have—I cannot swear it—I have seen Showell at my father's, and several other places—I never knew my father, Showell, and Stratford go out together—my brother is in Horsemonger-lane gaol, charged with felony—I do not know a man named Douglas, I know Comber—he came to our house the night my father was taken into custody—I never saw him before—I am fourteen years old—my brother has been in the cab line—I believe he had not driven for some time—my father has been in the cab line—my brother intended to set up on his own account—he was taken to Horsemonger-lane gaol about a month after he intended to set up on his own account, and before he did set up—I believe he brought home all the harness that is here—there was a good bit of it—whether it was a set I do not know—I do not know whether there was enough to make five or six sets—my brother worked for himself—I do not know where—I believe my father saw him once or twice after he brought the harness home—he said he had bought it—he had been it work, driving a cab which he had from our yard—I never saw him bring home such property before.

COURT. Q. Are you sure your brother is twenty-one years old? A. I do not know—I think he is twenty-two.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. Did he hire a cab to drive it? A. He drove one

—he had none of his own—his name is Edward—he has been driving from a boy, I believe—some years ago he drove on his father's account, but latterly on his own.


First Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-758
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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758. JOHN DUFFEY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January, 10 spoons, value 12l.; 12 forks, value 10l.; 2 sauce-ladles, value 2l.; and 1, label, value 10s.; the goods of George Douglas Standen, his master.

MR. BODKIN conducted the Prosecution.

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GEORGE DOUGLAS STANDEN . The prisoner was my military servant—he was a private in the regiment—in December last I had a lodging at the house of Mr. Mitchell, in Bond-street—I left that lodging for Brighton about the 15th or 16th of December—I had plate in my chest which I left at my lodging—among other things, there were silver spoons, forks, and sauce-ladles—the wine-label was on my dressing-table—the prisoner had the care of my apartments and property—it was his business to call there for orders—he did not sleep there—I received information about the 12th or 14th of January, which induced me to write to Mr. Mitchell—the prisoner was afterwards taken into custody—I did not come to London until within the last week.

JOHN MITCHELL . I am a bookseller, and live in Bond-street. Colonel Standen had a lodging at my house—he left London on the 16th of December—his plate-chest was on the first floor—the prisoner came there every day; and when the Colonel left London, he came regularly every day for the first week—he had access to the room where the chest was—he then neglected his duty, and ceased to come at all—in consequence of directions from Colonel Standen, I examined his chest, and sent him a list of what I found in it—a complaint was then made of plate being missed, a silver label was missing, which I had seen in the Colonel's apartment on the table.

JOHN WARREN . I am landlord of the Black Bear, Piccadilly. The prisoner lodged at my house the first week in January—I saw him in possession of a silver fork broken in two—it had a crest on it (looking at a spoon produced by the prosecutor)—the crest exactly resembled that—I picked up a silver label in my bar, which I produce—it was on the 7th, 8th, or 9th of January—there was nobody in the bar when I found k—the prisoner was gone to bed at the time—he had not left the bar five minutes when I found it—nobody had been in the bar after he left, for my doors were fast—I hung it up in the bar, and next morning the prisoner went away—I never saw him afterwards till he was in custody.

JAMES BOOTH . I am waiter to Mr. McGregor, at the Canteen, in Whitehall. I saw the prisoner there in the beginning of January, intoxicated—he was drinking liquor at the bar, and asked me to drink with him—he treated the people about—there was a Jew inside the bar—the prisoner had a piece of silver in his pocket—the Jew, and several people were looking at it—I got hold of it—the prisoner said it was the handle of a fork—the Jew offered to buy it—he refused to sell it to him at first, but afterwards pulled it out of his pocket again, and the Jew asked him to sell it—he said he would—he asked me to see it weighed, which I did—it was about two ounces—he sold it to the Jew for 4s. 11d.—there was a crest on it like the one on this spoon—he said he was to take a post-chaise, for his

master had broken his leg at Brighton, and he had come up for a physician, and was to go back in a post-chaise.

ROBERT IRELAND . I am the prosecutor's servant. I counted the plate before my master left town for Brighton—the prisoner was with me to see that it was all right, and it was all right—there was a dozen and a half of large forks, a dozen small ones, a dozen and a half of table spoons, a dozen dessert spoons, two sauce-ladles, and two sugar-ladles—the prisoner was helping me put it into the box.

COLONEL STANDEN , re-examined. The number missing from the chest was about ten or twelve of each sort—both the ladles were gone—the prisoner left me without notice, and deserted—I never had any communication with him after I left town—this is the label which I lost.

JOHN BURROUGH . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner into custody on the 26th of January—he asked what I took him for—two persons behind me said, it was concerning some plate—he said, "D—n the plate, his servitude was all"—at the second examination he called me over, and asked if I bad found any more of the plate.

GUILTY . Aged 44.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

There were three other indictments against the prisoner.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-759
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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759. MARY MURPHY was indicted for a misdemeanor, to which she pleaded

GUILTY .— Confined One Year.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-760
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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760. GEORGE BATES was indicted for a misdemeanor.

HON. MR. SCARLETT and MR. BODKIN conducted the Prosecution.

RICHARD FAITHFUL . I am porter to Mr. Newman, a grocer, in Cockspur-street. On the 14th of February, about one o'clock in the day, the prisoner came for half-a-pound of sugar, and an ounce of coffee, which came to 4 1/2 d.—he put half-a-crown on the counter—I saw it was bad, and told him so—I gave it to Scott.

ANDREW SCOTT . I was present when the prisoner came into the shop—I took the half-crown up, and marked it—I have it here.

ALEXANDER FITZGERALD . I am an oilman in Milbank-street. The prisoner came to my shop on the 14th of February, between one and two o'clock, and asked for a four-penny ball of string—I served him—he threw down a counterfeit half-crown—I suspected it, took it up, and said, "This is bad, how dare you come here with bad money?"—he said he was going to his mother, and would fetch another—he asked me to return it to him—I asked where his mother lived—he said "No. 9, Vine-street"—I said I would go with him to see if it was true, and when we got outside he ran off as hard as he could—I pursued nearly a mile, but he got off—I kept the half-crown, marked it, and gave it to Underhill the constable—this is it.

JAMES MARSHALL . On Sunday morning, the 15th of February, the prisoner came to my shop, and asked for half-a-quartern of flour, which came to 5 1/2 d.—he gave me a bad half-crown—I told him it was bad—he said if it was he would bring me a good one—I said he had better stop till I saw if he had any more bad ones—he ran out—I caught him, and he said he had given me a run for it—he was then stopped—I gave him in charge of a constable, with the half-crown.

JOSEPH ULLISTHORNE . I am a policeman. On the 15th of February Marshall gave the prisoner into my custody with the half-crown.

JOHN FIELD . I am inspector of counterfeit coin to his Majesty's mint

—these half-crowns are all counterfeit, and are all impressed from the same mould.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined Two Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-761
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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761. LOUISA HARRIS was indicted for a misdemeanor.

RICHARD DIXON . I am a pastry-cook, and live in Ossulston-street, So-mers'-town. On the 15th of February, about nine o'clock at night, the prisoner and another female came into the shop—the other woman asked me to change a shilling—the prisoner gave me the shilling—I suspected it, and said it was a very bad one—she said it was good—I said, "I will show you the difference between a good one and a bad one"—I produced a good one from my till, and shewed it to her—she then said the good one, which was in my left hand, was her shilling; but I had hers in my right hand—I saw something in her hand, which I suspected was bad money—I put her out of the shop—she said she would not go till I gave her a good shilling, as she had given me a good one—a policeman came up, and I gave her in charge, and gave him the shilling—I marked it—I saw the policeman take a shilling from her hand—there could be no mistake about the shilling she gave me.

JOHN FITZGERARD . I am a policeman. I was on duty—I saw a crowd at the prosecutor's door—he gave the prisoner into my charge—I found her hand clenched, and asked what was in it—the said, "What I have there is my own"—I was obliged to force her hand open, and found a bad shilling in it—Dixon gave me another shilling—I produce them both.

Prisoner. Q. Did not I give you the shilling, and say I did not know whether it was bad? A. I took the shilling from her at Dixon's door.

JOHN FIELD . Both these shillings are counterfeit, and impressed from the same mould.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not know it was a bad shilling, if I did give it to him; I worked hard for it at the wash—I knew I had one bad one, but never intended to offer it.

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Confined One Year.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-762
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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762. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for a misdemeanor.

RACHAEL SEELY . I am the niece of Mr. Phillips, a publican, in Great Marlborough-street. On the 25th of February, about six o'clock, the prisoner came in for a pennyworth of gin, and offered me a sixpence—I gave him the change, and he went away—I put the sixpence into the till—I am quite sure there was no other there—Hobbs came in soon after, and I gave him the sixpence—I marked it.

DIANA HARVEY . I am bar-maid to Mr. O'Brien, a publican. On the 25th of February, the prisoner came and asked for a pennyworth of gin—he paid me sixpence—when he put it on the counter, Hobbs came in, and I gave him the sixpence, without its being out of my sight.

THOMAS HOBBS . I am a policeman. I was on duty in Poland-street about six o'clock. I saw the prisoner, and watched him to the corner of Marl-borough-street—I saw him go into the first public-house, and come out—I went in, and received a sixpence—I followed him into Oxford-street, and saw him go into a public-house, and put down a sixpence—I saw it in Harvey'shand—I said, "That is a bad one, mark it"—I then wanted to search the prisoner—he was resolute, and resisted very much—I handcuffed him—I found 4 1/2 d. in copper on him, besides silver, a half-crown, and a good sixpence.

JOHN FIELD . These sixpences are both counterfeit, and both impressed from the same mould.

Prisoner's Defence. I took them in change for a crown-piece that afternoon, and did not know that they were bad.

GUILTY . Aged 37.— Confined One Year.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-763
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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763. JOHN HUGHES was indicted for a misdemeanor.

SARAH SMITH . I am servant to Mr. Martindale—I attend to the shop of Thomas Whittle, in St. Mary-Axe. On the 27th of January the priPoner came in, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, for a penny-worth of tobacco—he offered me a shilling—I gave him 11d. change—I put the shilling on the counter—when he was gone, I looked at it, and bit it—I found it was bad—I kept it in my hand—I told mistress of it, and saw her put it in a piece of paper—on the 4th of February he came to the shop again, about nine o'clock, for a pennyworth of returns, and gave me a bad shilling—I bit it, and told him it was a bad one—he said he was very sorry—I gave it to George Shore, and he was given in charge—I got the other shilling out of the piece of paper in the desk next morning, and took it before the Lord Mayor—I then brought it back, and put it in the same place—I now produce it.

ELIZABETH MARTINDALE . I am the wife of John Martindale. Smith was my assistant, my son being ill. On the 27th of January, when I came into the shop, she showed me a shilling—I saw it was bad, and put it in a small piece of paper into a desk, that it should not be given in change; and when she went to the Mansion-house, I opened the desk, and she took it out.

Prisoner. It was said at the first examination, that I came and asked for blacking. Witness. He had come ten minutes before for blacking, and paid a bad shilling—he came to the shop three times.

GEORGE SHORE . I was in the parlour, on the 4th of February, when the prisoner came into the shop—I sent for a constable—Smith gave me a shilling, which I gave to the patrol.

JAMES CLARK . I am a patrol. I took the prisoner, and received a shilling from Shore—I gave it to Pilley.

JAMES PILLEY . I am a constable. I received it from Clark, and gave it to Stephenson.

JOHN STEPHENSON . I received the shilling from Pilley, and produce it.

JOHN FIELD . These are both counterfeit, but not from the same die.

Prisoner's Defence. I never knew it was a bad shilling—directly she told me it was bad, I offered to give her another—I never was in the shop before.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined One Year.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-764
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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764. HANNAH MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of February, 1 bag, value 3d.; 3 sovereigns; and 3 half-sovereigns; the goods and monies of William Adams, from the person of Ann Adams.

ANN ADAMS . I am the wife of William Adams. On the 23rd of February, I was on a party of pleasure with Mr. Cokeley, Mr. Bladley, and Mrs. Mahoney—we went to the prisoner's house—I only knew her on the Sunday before—I had 4l. 10s. in gold, in my left breast, in a little sampler bag—the prisoner put her hand into my bosom, and it went down my sleeve—she unbuttoned the sleeve of my gown, and took the sampler bag out—there was nobody with us—I did not fight for it—she took it—

I was not sober, and I do not suppose she was sober either—we were all tipsy together all day long—I have not got it since—my husband was not of the party—I was over pursuaded to go with them—it happened at King Edward stairs.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You were persuaded to go with them? A. Yes—we all had something to drink, and they had some dinner, but I never touched the dinner—it was about a quarter to six o'clock when we came home—we went over the water about ten o'clock—I found myself overcome with drink about one o'clock, and wanted to come home—I cried, and they would not let me come home—I was along with the prisoner and the rest from one till six o'clock—it was about a quarter to six o'clock that she put her hand down my neck—I know I lost my money then—I lost three sovereigns and three half-sovereigns—2l. 5s. has been got back since—the prisoner gave it up to the police.

THOMAS MORRIS . I am a waterman. I was at the King's stairs, and saw these people—Mrs. Adams was very drunk—I saw them come out of the boat—two men and a young woman came up the stairs, and another young woman stopped down the stairs with Mrs. Adams, and felt on each side of her breast—the young woman came running down the stairs, and another young woman who was with Mrs. Adams, told her she must not come—the young woman went into a public-house with Mrs. Adams—the prisoner stopped outside, and I saw her put her hand on a beam at King's stairs—the wind blew very strong there, and blew this bag down—the prisoner took it up, and went away with it—I do not know what it contained—this is the bag (looking at it.)

Cross-examined. Q. Did you pick it up? A. No—the prisoner picked it up—I swear it is the bag, for I saw the marks on it—it flew off the beam in the plying-place—it was empty.

WILLIAM GRACE . I am a waterman. I saw the prisoner down at the water-side—I saw her heave something or the beam—I thought it was a piece of paper—I cannot say whether it was the bag, but I picked the bag up afterwards.

THOMAS HIPPER . I am a waterman. I saw the prisoner at King's stairs-passage, walking about, for five minutes with her right hand in her left bosom—I heard money chinking in her bosom—I saw her go and put her hand on a beam—what she put there, I do not know.

BENJAMIN BLABY . I am an officer. The bag was brought to me on the Monday evening by a witness, who gave me information of the robbery—I went out directly, and saw the prisoner and several others in company—I took them into the office, and then missed the prisoner—I went out, and took her—she wanted to go away, but I brought her in—I lost sight of her for a few minutes—on the following day, the prisoner gave me 2l. 5s., which I have here.

WILLIAM KINGHAM . I am the office-keeper. I remember the prisoner being at the office—the prosecutrix was brought there by Blaby—after that the prisoner came, and said, "Mrs. Adams, for God's sake take your money—put it in your bosom where it was before, and say no more about it"—and she put two sovereigns and two half-sovereigns on the desk, which I gave to Blaby.

Cross-examined. Q. She did not say she took it from her, and robbed her? A. No—I did not consider Mrs. Adams sober.

PATRICK COKELEY . I was in the boat—on the morning after this happened, the prisoner's mother came to me, and gave me two sovereigns

and a half—I went and gave Adams 2l. 5s., and gave back 5s. to the mother.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you one of the water party? A. Yes—we set out about nine o'clock, and came home between five and six o'clock—we had been making a day's pleasure of it—Mrs. Adams was not sober—I do not say that I was sober—I think the prisoner was sober—I saw nothing happen.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-765
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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765. JULIA MARSHALL was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of February, 1 cloak, value 5s., the goods of Thomas Nicholls.

HENRY HAMPSTEAD . I am a servant to Thomas Nicholls, a pawn-broker in Gray's-inn-lane. On the 15th of February, the prisoner came to pawn a frock for 6d.—before I attended to her, I saw her take up a cloak and put it down again—after I served her, she walked out of the shop—the door was open—I perceived her stooping, and suspected her—I followed, and caught her twenty yards from the door—I asked her what she had—she dropped a cloak into my arms—I asked her to come back to master's shop—she refused, but I said she must come back—I took her back, sent for a policeman, and gave her in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. DUNBAR. Q. Have you never said the shop was full of people? A. No—there were a number of persons in the shop—there were other shopmen standing near me—I saw her stoop within the door—two more persons stood close to her—when she first came in, there was only herself there, but before she went out there were two more—she ran directly she got out of the door—directly I saw her stoop, I jumped over the counter and followed her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take the cloak.

GUILTY . Aged 49.—Strongly recommended to mercy.— Confined One Month.

NEW COURT.—Thursday, March 5, 1835.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-766
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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766. GRACE DRAPER and MARY MORGAN were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of February, 2 half-crowns, 2 shillings, and 1 six-pence, the monies of James Holt, from his person.

JAMES HOLT . I live in Woodland-street, Dalston, and keep a laundry. On the evening of the 13th of February, I was in the Kingsland-road, about eleven o'clock—I saw the two prisoners near the White Bear—Draper said it was a cold night, would I give her something to drink—I said I did not mind, and we turned back, and went into the White Bear—we had two quarterns of rum, and they had two penny worth of bread and cheese—I then had one pennyworth of beer—we came out—I was going home—they said they were going my way—Draper had hold of my arm, and Morgan was a little behind—I turned to see where she was, and Draper put her hand into my right-hand waistcoat pocket—I saw her hand in my pocket—I seized her hand, and said, "You have got my money"—I tried to get it out of her hand—Morgan then came up, and said, "What is the matter?"—she pushed me about, and tried to get Draper from me—I said, "Give me my money, or else I will call the police"—Draper then called "Bill"—a man rushed up, and began to push me about—I was obliged to let Draper go—she then put her hand behind her, and

gave something to the man—they then pushed me down in the street—the man ran off towards Kingsland, and the two prisoners towards Shoreditch—I had seen Draper two or three times before—I had two half-crowns, three shillings, and one sixpence in my right-hand waistcoat pocket, which I knew was safe when I paid for the bread and cheese and rum—after Draper had put her hand into my pocket I missed it all but one shilling, which was left in my pocket.

Draper. He had been drinking all the evening, and he would not empty his glass—he told as to drink it—he said he was single, and asked me to be his housekeeper. Witness. No such thing, I had not been drinking—I had had but two pints of beer all day—I did not ask you to go a little way with me, nor ask Morgan what your father's name was.

GEORGE BELL (police-constable N 70.) On that morning I met the two prisoners, at the corner of Parker-street, Kingsland-road—after they had passed about five minutes, I met the prosecutor with another police-man—he asked if I had seen two women—I then ran and overtook the prisoners, walking towards Shoreditch—I told them I wanted them for robbing a man of 7s. 6d.—they said they were innocent—Draper said she had only a few halfpence, and Morgan said she had 1s. 6d. and some halfpence.

JURY. Q. Was the prosecutor sober? A. He was—I returned and found him going home, as he did not think I should find the prisoners—he then went and gave the charge.

Draper's Defence. It is all because he knows my father, and he has a spite against me—I was coming home with this young woman—we were passing the Alms-houses, about a hundred yards from the public-house, and this man came and touched me on the shoulder—he said "There you are"—I said, "Yes"—he said he had no money, but he gave me a half-penny, and then sent this young woman to see if a house was open—it was not, and then he went to the White Bear, where he called for the rum, and when we came out be said to me, "Are you really married?"—I said, "No"—he asked if I had any children—I said no, I had buried four, but I was in the family way—he said he would not mind that, would I be his housekeeper—I said, "No"—he then said, "You are not in a hurry to go home, take a little walk this way, I have no money, but if you will go to a public-house which I generally use, I will give you something to drink"—he then began to pull this young woman about—he then rolled up against the wall—he did not fall—there was no man nor mortal near us.

DRAPER.— GUILTY . Aged 25.

MORGAN.— GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Fourteen Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-767
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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767. JOHN WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February, 1 wooden image, value 30s., the goods of Ann Stevens; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

ANN STEVENS . I am a widow, and keep a tobacconist's shop, in Princes-street, Soho. I lost this wooden image from the door of my shop, on the 26th of February—I saw it safe at five o'clock in the evening, and missed it between six and seven o'clock, when the officer came—it had been fastened by a hook and a padlock.

JOHN BEECKE (police-constable C 167.) I took the prisoner, on the night in question, in King-street, Soho, between six and seven o'clock—he was running, and had this image concealed under his coat—there were

some other persons with him—when I got within eight or ten yards of him, he dropped the image—I took it up and followed him, till he was stopped in Frith-street—I am sure he is the man.

HENRY GODDARD . I am an officer of Bow-street. I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got at Mr. Clark's office (read)—I know he is the same man—he was tried in the name of Jeremiah Kearsley.

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-768
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Transportation

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768. THOMAS SMITH and WILLIAM CROOK were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of February, 1 bag, value 5s., and 168 baskets, value 12l. 15s., the goods of John Nicholas Jeandin.

JOHN NICHOLAS JEANDIN . I live in Leather-lane, Holborn, and am a basket-maker. On the 12th of February, the prisoner Smith came to my shop, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening—he gave me an order for 168 baskets, which I was to send him the next day—they came to 12l. 15s. 9d., and were to be paid for when they were delivered, and he asked me for ten per cent. discount—he said he was a general dealer, and he was to send these into the country for an order, that he lived at No. 15, Minerva-street, Cambridge-heath—I was to send them there the next morning, between ten and eleven o'clock, and he promised to pay my foreman as soon as he took the goods—I sent my foreman and porter there the next day, and gave them orders not to leave the goods without the money—this is my bag, in which the goods were sent—it has my name on it, and "No. 2"—these are thirty-three of the baskets which I sent.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Had you ever seen Smith before? A. No—I saw the baskets packed up—Smith himself promised to pay for the goods on delivery—I carry on business in a large way—I go over to France sometimes—my foreman carries on business in my absence—he is not in partnership with me.

JOHN NICHOLAS METTAVANT . I am the prosecutor's foreman. I went with the porter with these baskets, on the 13th of February, to take then to Minerva-street—I saw the prisoner Smith, at No. 15, there—the porter put down the baskets before the door—Smith said, "Have you got the bill of these goods?"—I said, "Yes"—I took it out of my pocket and gave it to him—he asked if I had a receipt—I said "No"—he then asked if I had change for a 20l. note—I said I had no change at all—he then called out, "William, have you got any money to pay this man?"—Crook came forward—Smith then took something out of his pocket-book, gave it to Crook, and said, "Go along with this young man and pay him"—I then went with him to a public-house, and Crook said he could get no change there—we then went into another public-house—Crook went in and escaped by the backdoor—I went with him, expecting he was going to get change—I saw no more of him nor Smith—I went back to Minerva-street, and the baskets were gone—I knocked at No. 15, and there was no answer—the porter left the baskets in Minerva-street, in the presence of Smith.

Cross-examined. Q. What did you go to get change for? A. For a 20l. note—the porter went with me and Smith—the porter had put the baskets on the pavement, and when we came back we could not find them—we did not leave them in the house—Smith was close by them when we left them.

EDWARD BRICK . I am the porter. I took the baskets to No. 15,

Minerva-street—my matter told us not to leave them without the money—we were to bring back the goods or the money—I carried them in this bag—I saw Smith there, standing in his own door—I put down the bag of baskets on the foot-way—it would not go in at the door, it was so narrow—Smith then put his hand into his pocket and took out 2d.—he said, "Here is 2d., go to the top of the street, you will see a public-house there, go and get a pint of beer for yourself"—I turned back, because I had a cord, which I took off the baskets—the foreman and Smith were then standing opposite the door—Smith asked him if he had brought any receipt—he said no, but he had brought the bill—Smith then asked if he had change for a 20l. note—he said he had not—Smith then called to some man, "Thomas," and the other prisoner came out of the house—Smith then took out a pocket-book, and took out a paper, but I could not see what it was—he said to him, "Go and get change for this 20l. note, to pay this man for the goods"—we then went to the corner of the street—there is a public-house there—Crook went in—he made no delay, but came out and said, "There is no change for me here, come along this way"—he took us about ten minutes' walk, and then he went into another public-house—I went in, in about two minutes, but I could see nothing of him—I found there was a back-door, which led into the fields—we then ran back to the house, but could not find Smith nor the goods—we knocked, but got no answer.

Cross-examined. Q. As you did not go to get the beer, how came you to go with the foreman? A. Smith said, he would take care of the goods, and that they were all right—we both went with Crook.

SUSANNAH EMMS . I live at No. 14, Minerva-street, and am employed by Mr. Home, the landlord of the houses, to let them—No. 15 is not occupied—the prisoner Smith came on the Wednesday "before this, and took it—he said he was a traveller, and kept the markets—he came the next morning, and asked when he could have the key—I said, when his goods came in—he came on the Friday morning, and asked for the key, which my son gave him—he said, his goods were coming by a porter—Crook and another person, were with him—in about an hour, I saw the prosecutor's foreman and porter arrive with this large bag—the prisoner Smith helped it off his head—it was put down on the foot-way, as the gate was too small for it to go in—it laid partly by my gate—when the foreman and the porter were gone away with Crook, I saw no more of the prisoners—they were not there above an hour and a half altogether—they first came and asked for some water to clean the windows, which I gave them, and they put curtains to the top and bottom windows, and sanded the passage, and put some straw—a man came and brought a large tea-chest, which appeared very heavy, but we found only bricks and tiles in it.

HENRY SEAFORTH (police-constable K 120.) I received information, and was on the look out for Smith; and on the 14th of February, about eight o'clock in the evening, I saw him in Bethnal-green, with this sack on his back—I followed him, with my brother officer, but I said nothing to him till he was turning into a street—I then asked him what he had got—he said, "Baskets, which he had bought"—I asked him if he knew any thing about Leather-lane—he said, the man had sent the baskets down to him, that he had not stolen them, and he was going into the country to hawk them, to pay the man as he got the money; and it was better to do so, than to go stealing—there were then thirty-three baskets in the sack.

WILLIAM DAVIES (police-constable K 254.) I was with Seaforth—what

he has stated is correct—I took the sack and the baskets—the prosecutor claimed them.

(James Godwin, a grocer, of Shadwell; and Robert Boyd, a cheesemonger, gave Smith a good character.)

SMITH— GUILTY . Aged 21.— Confined Twelve Months.

CROOK— GUILTY . Aged 22.*— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-769
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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769. JOHN HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of Feburary, 1 musical snuff-box, value 2l., the goods of Thomas Beck, from his person.

The witnesses did not appear.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-770
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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770. GEORGE CLEMENTS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of February, 1 tobacco-box, value 1d., the goods of Edward Sweeney, from his person.

EDWARD SWEENEY . I am a labourer, and live at East Ham, in Essex. On the 17th of February, at night, I was rather tipsy—I had been to the Borough, and fell down nearly opposite the Mile-end station-house—the prisoner, who was the policeman, came up to me—he put his hand into my pocket, took out my tobacco-box, and put it some where about his person—I said, "You have taken my tobacco-box, give it me"—two young men came up at the time, and he said, "Here is a villain charges me with robbing him of his box"—he then took me to the station-house, and said there, that I had charged him with robbing me of my box, and he had found me drunk in the street—I was then searched, but nothing was found on me—I then desired the inspector to have him searched, which he was, and my box was found on him—the inspector asked me if I knew it—I described it by two or three things, and said, my name was scratched on it.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How often have you been found lying about the roads, and been taken away by the policemen? A. Never before—I have been taken up by my companions in a public-house, but not in the street—the prisoner did not say he had found it on the ground, he denied having any box at all—I had drunk enough to make me tipsy—I had had gin, and rum, and ale, and beer—I do not know that I had any whiskey—I was not told that I had—I had had the box seven or eight months—it was given to me—I do not know what it cost.

SAMUEL JOHN HAM . I am a police-inspector of the K division. I was on duty at Mile-end station dn the morning of the 18th of February—the prisoner, who was then a policeman, brought Sweeney into the station-house—he said he had found him drunk, in the Mile-end-road, and upon raising him up he had accused him of robbing him of his tobacco-box—I asked the prisoner if he had done so—he said, "No; most certainly not"—I then asked Sweeney how it was done—he said he put his hand into his jacket pocket, and took the box out as he was lying on the ground—the prisoner positively denied it, but there was something in his manner which excited my suspicion—I desired the reserve man, Mockett, to search him, and he handed me a box which he said he had found in his great-coat pocket—Sweeney caught a glance of it, and said, "That is my box," and swore to it—he prisoner said it was no such thing, for he had had it some considerable time—I found the name of "William Sweeney" on the bottom of it, as Sweeney said it was—I detained the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not the prisoner say he picked it up off the ground? A. He said so before the Magistrate.

COURT. Q. Did he deny having it? A. Yes.

CHARLES HENRY MOCKETT (police-constable K 241.) I was on duty as reserve man at Mile-end station-house, on the 18th of February. Sweeney was brought in by the prisoner—he appeared to be drunk—I searched the prisoner, and found this tobacco-box in his rattle pocket—he said he had had it some time, six months, in fact, and he had found it on his beat—he said that before he was searched—that he had it, but it was of very little use to him, as he neither smoked nor chewed.

Prisoner's Defence. I solemnly declare that I picked up the box from the ground near the prosecutor—and my only motive for not giving it to him was his having charged me with robbing him—I felt indignant at it, and put the box into my pocket—I would not let him have it because be accused me of robbing him—I hope, for the sake of my wife and family, you will look over this, and enable me to maintain the good character I have borne, to my life's end.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-771
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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771. JOHN DUNKIN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of February, 5 pieces of leather, called calf-butts, value 30s., the goods of James Lowe; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

CHARLES VINCENT . I am a shoemaker, and live in Portpool-lane. On the 16th of February, in the evening, I was coming out of my shop door—I saw the prisoner and two others in company pass my shop door—I followed them and heard the taller one say, "Go right past and go straight in"—I went on till they came to Mr. Lowe's door, where they made a full stop—I saw a policeman, and told him I thought their intention was to plunder the premises—I then saw one of the others go into the shop and the prisoner behind him—the prisoner came but with these calf skins, which he was rolling round—he crossed over to where I was—I went towards him and he dropped the skins—I took them up—he said they had been thrown at him by a boy, and he was running as hard as he could to give them to the first policeman—I took him to Mr. Lowe's parlour—he was not at home, but Mrs. Lowe was—he fell on his knees and asked her to forgive him, and said it was the first time.

DANIEL HUMPHRIES (police-constable G 74.) I saw the prisoner and the other men near the prosecutor's door—I waited with Vincent, and saw the prisoner and another go into the shop—the prisoner came out with this leather—he was stopped by Vincent—I chased the other two, but they got away.

JAMES LOWE . I am a leather-cutter, and live in Portpool-lane. I know this leather to be mine—I came home a little after seven o'clock, and missed it from its place.

EVAN DAVIES (police-constable G 192.) I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got at Mr. Clark's office—(read)—I was present at the trial—I know the prisoner is the person.

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-772
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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772. JOSEPH LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of February, 4 waistcoats, value 12s.; 1 coat, value 3s. 6d.; 1 pair of scissors, value 8d.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 1s. 6d.; 1 pair of shoes, value 1s.; 1 printed book, value 10d.; 1 oil-stone, value 1s. 6d.; the goods of Thomas Evans.

THOMAS EVANS . I am a tailor, and live in St. John-square. The prisoner has lodged with me for the last two months—I have had this coat two years—I know it is mine—I do not know when I lost it—these other articles are all my property—I discovered they had been taken on the 12th of February—I cannot tell when I had seen them—this book is mine—I think I had seen it somewhere about Christmas.

STEPHEN WHITTAKER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Long-lane, Smithfield. I produce all these articles—they were pawned by the prisoner at different times in the name of Lewis.

Prisoner. When I took them, I meant to return them again.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-773
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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773. JOSEPH LEWIS was again indicted for stealing, on the 5th of February, 1 pair of shoes, value 7s.; 3/4 of a yard of swansdown, value 3s.; 1 waistcoat, value 4s.; and 3/4 of a yard of woollen cloth, value 6s.; the goods of John Paulyn.

JOHN PAULYN . I am a tailor, and live in Great Warner-street. The prisoner worked for me at intervals—these articles are all mine—I had seen them in my possession on the 29th of January, when I went to Black wall for my health—I returned on the 7th of February, and missed them all on the 9th.

JAMES STUART . I am a shopman to Mr. Bulworthy, a pawnbroker, in Aylesbury-street—I produce these articles, which were pawned by the prisoner on the 2nd of February.

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-774
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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774. JOHN BUTCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of March, 2 waistcoats, value 16s., the goods of Elias Moses and another.

MR. DOANE conducted the Prosecution.

ISAAC MOSES . I am in partnership with my father, Elias Moses, we live in the Minories, and are slop-sellers. I have known the prisoner as a customer—we had dealings with him, and I had no doubt of his respectability till about a month since, when my suspicions were excited by something I had heard—on Monday, the 2nd of March, the prisoner came to our house in a chaise, about six o'clock—it was dark—he went up into the back ware house with me—he came for a waistcoat, which had been ordered on Friday by some person belonging to him—I told him it was ready—he then said, "I want some velveteen coatees"—I waited upon him—there was a boy, named Coleman, in the room, and he handed the coatees to me—the prisoner selected three of them—he then said, "You have some very nice, or very handsome, spring waistcoats, I will look at them, but I shall not be a buyer at the present time"—I showed them to him—he selected some, and they were put with the coatees in a place under the counter—he purchased those waistcoats and the coatees—he then remarked that he would take the goods with him—that was after they had been put into the receiving-place under the counter, and I supposed he had finished—I then placed them on the counter again—he then saw another waistcoat, which he said was a very nice one, and selected that—he then said, "No doubt you have more like them;" and I went to the glass-case at the end of the room to see whether I had—I turned round, and saw the prisoner had left the part where he had been standing, and seemed very much confused—he had his

hands down about his pockets—I then asked him whether he would walk up stairs to another room—he said, "No"—he went down, and I followed him—the bundle was left on the counter for his man to take down; but he went into another room down stairs to look at some hats—he said, "I want some hats, but I do not expect you have any which will suit me"—I said he had better look at them—from there he went into the front ware-house, and Mr. Fox was desired to fetch down the goods the prisoner had bought—I was agitated by my suspicion—Mr. Fox brought down the goods loose on his shoulder—they were put on the counter, and Fox entered them in the book—Fox then came down from the desk—I took his place to have the goods booked; and I took the opportunity of speaking to my clerk in a way that the prisoner should not hear, though he was just under the pulpit-desk—the prisoner appeared very much agitated as well as myself; and he looked at me very hard from the time of my coming down stairs—he then said, "I shall go to Christopher, and you can give the parcel to my lad in the gig at the door"—he then left—I sent Fox after him, who brought him back; and Fox said, "I have found this on Mr. Butcher," at the same time showing me a waistcoat which I had not shown to the prisoner—he said, "Good God!"—I made some remark, and I went into the counting-house with him and Fox—I then made some remark on the enormity of the case—I cannot express the words I used, and forget the answer he made—I then said, "Have you any more, Sir?"—he said, "No, I have not"—I said, "Will you allow me to feel?"—he said, "Certainly"—I then put my hand into his outside pocket, and drew out a dark waistcoat—those he had selected were light ones—I said, "Good God! Butcher, I never should have thought it"—he then, said, "Oh, Moses, pray do not go into the case," or words to that effect—he begged to see me in private—we went into a side passage adjoining the private house—he then told me he would make every restitution if I would forego, and not do any tiling in this case—he said he would deal with me and pay up if I would not do any thing—I sent for the policeman, who came into the counting-house with me—the prisoner was then in the warehouse; and before I could relate the case to the policeman, I saw a confusion, and it appeared that the prisoner had left the warehouse, and Mr. Fox also—the prisoner was pursued and taken.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. I think you said two or three times that the prisoner appeared confused? A. Yes, he did not appear as usual—I did not observe his eyes in particular, but his countenance altogether—he was perfectly sober, not at all the worse for liquor—he said he would make me any restitution—I did not mean to say that he said he would pay up—he did not owe me any thing—he said he would employ me, and give me all his custom, if I would forego and not do any thing in this case—I do not know whether I stated that before the Magistrate—what I said was taken down—I cannot say whether that circumstance was read over to me—I did not relate all the circumstances—I did not wish to make the case worse than it was, or as bad as it was—I did not wish to make the conversation with the prisoner worse, or more than I could help—I was sworn before the Lord Mayor to speak the whole truth, and nothing but the truth—I did not designedly suppress part of it—I did not think the conversation unimportant—I stated it to-day, because I thought it of more consequence to state the particulars here—what I there stated was the truth, but not every word that transpired—I stated the whole truth—I dare say 1 did state about the restitution, and about his employing

me, and giving me his custom—I did not tell the conversation that my traveller had, as I thought it was of no importance, before the Lord Mayor—I mean the report he brought from Brentford—the prisoner begged to see me privately—I do not know that I stated that before the Lord Mayor—I do not know whether these words were read over to me in my deposition; or that I mentioned that the prisoner said, "Oh Moses, pray do not go into this"—perhaps I did not—I did not think there was any occasion to say that he wished to see me in private, and that we went into the passage—I believe I did not state that I said, "Good God! Butcher, I should never have thought it"—it is most likely I did not.

Q. You say now, you said to him, "Good God! Butcher, I should never have thought it"—have you not told my friend you suspected him? A. When I almost knew it, I could not believe it—I saw the waistcoat in his pocket—I could not believe it was mine—he might have been to some other house and put them in I did not know—his pocket was open at the top—I saw a waistcoat in his pocket as he came down stairs—I could see the black and white back of the waistcoat distinctly—I knew it was the back of a waistcoat—I could not tell whether it was mine or not—I do not recollect whether I mentioned that before the Magistrate—I do not know whether I did or not—I do not know whether that was read over in my deposition—I was before the Magistrate on Tuesday morning last—this happened on Monday, but I do not recollect whether I told the Magistrate those words.

Q. You say when Fox returned with Mr. Butcher, he produced a waistcoat, which he said he found on Butcher, and Butcher said, "Good God!" and went into the counting-house—did you say that to the Magistrate? A. Yes, I expect I did—I believe I did—I cannot recollect every word that was read over to me—I expect that was read to me—I think I heard that—the book that these things were entered in is not here, nor are the articles he bought—I was agitated by my suspicion—that would not assist my memory, certainly—I do not know that I told the Magistrate I was agitated by my suspicions—I did not state that I went to the glass case, before the Magistrate—I said I went to the end of the room, which is where the glass case is situated.

Q. Have you ever told any body that if they would bring you 400l. by the next morning, you would not prosecute? A. No, Sir—I never have—I never told any woman so—I have never seen any woman upon the subject of money.

Q. Have you seen any woman upon the subject of this case? A. No—yes, yes—will you allow me?—it was the following morning after the robbery—money was not the subject of conversation—not a syllable passed my lips about 400l.—there was not any money mentioned at all—I went into a private room with her, at her request—she is the woman who lives with Mr. Butcher as his wife, though she is not his wife—I retired with her to the same room that Mr. Butcher had been in, on account of her feelings—I have heard since that she is not his wife—nothing passed from me on the subject of money—such a sum as 400l. was not mentioned by me—I am rather surprised you should ask me such a thing.

Q. Upon the sacred obligation of the oath you have taken, and as you hope for forgiveness hereafter, did you say any thing about money? A. I know what an oath is—I did not—I do not believe I said any thing about hats before the Magistrate—I thought I would relate the particulars here—I believe the prisoner is a man of property—he had dealt about three years with me, but I suppose he had not laid out more than 300l.

with me—I gave him credit—there was some money found on him, and some notes, but I was not there—my foreman said it was about 35l.—I do not know that I asked how much there was—I asked if it was Butcher's money—I saw it on the desk, or on a table, and the inspector was sitting by it, at the station—I did not touch it.

Q. Be so good as to give us your version about the woman? A. I was in the back warehouse—one of my young men came in, and said, "Mr. Moses, there is the young man in the gig that was here last night, and a female"—I said, "You had better deny me," and I was going up stairs, but she came in, following the young man, before I could get out of sight—she saw me, and said, "Where is Mr. Moses?"—I said my name was Moses—she then asked for my father—I said he was not at home, he does not live in London—she said, "It is a person with spectacles"—I said, "Then you must mean Moses and Levy, because that Mr. Moses wears spectacles"—she then said, "Oh, Mr. Moses," or to that effect, and took me into the side-room, as she was ashamed to be seen—she then said, "Good God! I have not slept all night; I have been either in hysterics or fits till five o'clock"—she said, "Dear Mr. Moses, pray do not appear against him," and she laid hold of my shoulder—after using many expressions, which I cannot recollect, she said, "Can I see Mrs. Moses, to work on her feelings?"—I told her she could not, as she was confined—she begged and prayed in that manner that I could not get away—she said, "Will you not appear? pray do not appear"—she said she would give half she possessed if I would not appear, and she broke a smelling-bottle in her reticule with her words and actions—she then turned out her reticule, and left the glass on the counter, and begged my pardon for doing so—she still begged and prayed of me not to appear—I told her if it had been his first offence I might have overlooked it, but I certainly should go on—she then said, "Where is Butcher?"—I told her I believed he was at the Compter, but I would inquire, for I did not know—she said, "Oh pray do not, for I am ashamed to be seen"—she then said her man would take her there—she then said, "I am ashamed to go through, is there any one there?"—I opened the door, Mr. Solomon was coming through, and I told him to go back—I then told her there was no one there but a boy, and she went out—that was all that passed, except that I said, I would consider of it—there was never any offer to compromise on either part, but she merely making the remark that she would give half she possessed—nothing was said about £100 a year.

Q. Upon the sacred obligation of your oath, did any thing pass at any time—at any place—or from any body—in your hearing, about £100 a year for four years? A. Certainly not—this is not the first I have heard of it—Mr. Hobler asked me whether I had offered to compromise it for £400—I denied it, and treated it with contempt, as I do the remarks that you are making—there was no offer to compromise on her part or mine—what passed with her was before the examination before the Magistrate—I do not recollect every word that passed with her—I mean nothing unfair against this prisoner—I heard the woman who called on me was not his wife.

MR. DOANE. Q. Do you believe he has a wife? A. Yes; she is living at Gravesend—I am quite sure I answered all the questions that were proposed to me before the Magistrate; which was sufficient to commit the prisoner.

COURT. Q. Did the Magistrate tell you to state what you had to say against the prisoner? A. Yes; to relate the circumstances.

MICHAEL FOX . I am in the employ of Messrs. Moses. On the 2nd of March Mr. Butcher came there—I saw him come from the back warehouse—my employer desired me to fetch the goods which he had selected, for the purpose of being entered—I did so, and placed them on the counter in the front warehouse—they were there entered, and in the course of their being entered, Mr. Moses indicated by his countenance that there was something wrong relative to Mr. Butcher, and I noticed the prisoner—he said, "Put up these goods, and give them to my young man, who is about the door in the chaise"—he then went out—I was desired by my employer to follow him, which I did—I came up to him, and said, "Have you not, Sir, by some mistake or other, got into your possession some waistcoats that are not yours?"—he said, "Certainly not, it is impossible, I think, but I will try"—upon which he put his hand iuto his great-coat pocket, and drew out a waistcoat, which I immediately recognised as the property of my employer—I said, "Mr. Butcher, this is a serious thing, and a most unaccountable one to me"—he said, "I did not take it with a felonious intent"—I said, "Have you any more, Sir?"—he said, "Certainly not," and felt about his pockets—he said, "To convince you I had no felonious intention, I will go back with you to Mr. Moses"—we then returned together—Mr. Moses opened the warehouse door—the prisoner went in, and said, with considerable agitation, "Sir, I am ashamed to see you"—Mr. Moses was about to make an observation, and he said, "For goodness' sake do not stay here, let us go into the counting-house"—we then went into the counting-house—I presented the waistcoat which the prisoner had given to me when I questioned him—I showed it to Mr. Moses and said, "This waistcoat was produced by Mr. Butcher upon being questioned whether he had not concealed some about him"—Mr. Moses expressed himself very much surprised, and said, "Good God! Butcher, how is this? have you any more, Sir?"—he replied, "Certainly not"—the prosecutor then asked him to allow him to feel, and he felt in his great-coat pocket, and drew out another waistcoat—he said, "This is a serious thing; how in the world, Butcher, could you have done so?" or words to that effect—the prisoner replied, "For God's sake, Mr. Moses, do not take any notice of it, I will make any reparation or restitution you can desire"—several other things were then said, and the prosecutor left the counting-house, to consider what he should do—Mr. Butcher then said to me, "Mr. Fox, interest yourself for me—do all you possibly can—endeavour to prevail with Mr. Moses not to proceed with it, and gratitude will prompt me not to forget you"—I think I said, "How can I, Mr. Butcher, interest myself in a case like this?"—Mr. Moses returned to the counting-house, and the officer was sent for—Mr. Butcher saw him arrive, and he left the warehouse in haste, and ran when he got out—I had to run with all my might, shouting, "Stop thief," and he was taken.

Cross-examined. Q. Mr. Butcher had dealt with your master some time? A. About three years, I should think—to the amount of from 100l. to 200l. a year—I cannot tell whether it was more or less—I have looked at his last account since this transaction—I cannot recollect the date of it, but it is paid—when Mr. Moses left the counting-house he was gone ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—I do not know about his forgetting that circumstance—I do not forget it—I am his only foreman—the prisoner said, "Fox, interest yourself for me," &c.

Q. Of course you could not forget that? A. I do not think it has been out of my mind since—I do not recollect whether I said that before the Lord Mayor—the substance of what I said was taken down—I do not remember Mr. Hobler asking me if I had any thing to add, but I suggested additions which were willingly made—I think most likely there was nothing in my deposition of his saying that gratitude would prompt him never to forget me—it did not occur to my mind to have that added.

Q. Were you not sworn to tell the whole truth—all that passed? A. I should say, "Certainly not"—I have no recollection that the Lord Mayor told me to relate in the presence of the prisoner all that passed—It is possible I may be wrong—I think I did not tett the Lord Mayor that I was left with the prisoner alone—I do not remember stating that the prosecutor said, "This is a serious thing, Mr. Butcher; how in the world could you have done so?"—I think I said in substance that Batcher replied, "For God's sake, Mr. Moses, say nothing about it; I will make any restitution you can desire."

Q. Did you say the prosecutor indicated by his countenance, that there was something wrong with respect to Mr. Butcher—did you tell that to the Lord Mayor? A. Yes; I feel positive of it—I think It was not read over to me—I did not ask to have it added.

Q. Would two waistcoats make a large bulk? A. Not if they were closely tied up—I recollect Mr. Moses taking out the second waistcoat—I think it was in his great-coat pocket, but I was on his right hand side, and Mr. Moses on his left—I cannot tell exactly which pocket it was—the one he gave me was in his outside pocket—I walked by his side when be came back—I looked sharp after him—I did not ses any waistcoat in his pocket—I should say his pocket was open at the top, but I saw no waistcoat on the side I walked—the one the prisoner gave me was a dark waistcoat, a green ground—the one Moses took from him was a light one—I am sure I did not take the light one, and he the dark one—the light one was of the same kind and pattern which he had bought—he bought ten altogether, I believe—he is a pawnbroker, and has two establishments—he buys these things for sale of us—these two waistcoats were worth about 16s.—we should have sold them for 17s.—I think about 35l. was found on the prisoner when he was searched at the station-house—I was present—Mr. Moses came in about fifteen minutes—the money was counted, and I believe given to the prisoner.

Q. Did Butcher say, "It was quite an accident?"—I think he said, as near as possible, "It must be an accident"—he seemed to be agitated.

COURT. Q. You said, "He said he did not take it with a felonious intent;" was it at that time he said it must be an accident? A. Certainly; should say, that "It must be accident," was said first.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Were not the expressions he used, "God bless me, it must be an accident?" A. I think they were—I will not swear he did not repeat that expression after he came into the room—I should say, he did not—the waistcoat found by Mr. Moses is of the same pattern as one of the ten he had purchased, although not one of them—I think I did not tell the Magistrate that the prisoner said, "Sir, I am ashamed to see you," but I will not be certain—I stated that he said, "For God's sake, don't stay here—let us go into the counting-house," or words to that effect.

Q. You have said, that you stated to Mr. Moses, "This is the waistcoat that Mr. Butcher produced, after asking him if he had not some concealed

about him"—had you asked him that? A. No, motives of delicacy prevented me—I should say, the phrase "concealed," was not used—I do not think I used the phrase "concealed" before the Magistrate—it was not read over to me, but the substance of what he read was true, and I thought that was sufficient—I should say, the prisoner had not been drinking—his countenance did not indicate that, but a perturbed state of feeling—he walked soberly, spoke soberly, and appeared to act soberly—I should be surprised if the policeman had said he had been drinking—the prisoner is reported to be a man of property—I saw a female, who came to Mr. Moses's after this transaction, but I was not present at any part of the conversation—the lady began in a very warm manner, the moment she saw Mr. Moses—I believe she came twice, but I do not think Mr. Moses saw her twice—if the prisoner had intended to escape, I believe his horse and gig were at the corner of Houndsditch.

JAMES MARTIN (City police-constable No. 94.) I took the prisoner in charge, and have the property.

Cross-examined. Q. What time did you take him? A. About half-past six o'clock—he was agitated—he might have been drinking a little—I believe he had had some drink—he was very much agitated—I do not think it was altogether from liquor.

ISAAC MOSES . These are my waistcoats. This dark one was on the shelf—it formed no part of the bulk on the counter, and was not removed by me—this light one might have been one of the lot which I showed him.

Prisoner's Defence. My Lord and Gentlemen—of this charge I am altogether and entirely innocent—I certainly had taken some liquor in the course of the day, which being with me not a customary thing, and not having taken dinner, it deprived me of that lewon which I possessed—I leave my case in your hands.

(David Nicholson, a builder, of Wandsworth; John Leathwaite, a newspaper agent, of Alderman bury; Thomas Yates, a butcher, Wandsworth; Myers Myers, hat manufacturer, Houndsditch; Thomas Marks, Memel-street, Old-street, undertaker; William Key, Isleworth, linen-draper; and William Barrett, of Plumber's-row, City-road, pawnbroker, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor

on account of his previous good character.— Confined Two Years.

Sixth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-775
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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775. DANIEL LAWRENCE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February, 2 pewter pots, value 3s., the goods of Robert Green; to which he pleaded

GUILTY .— Confined Seven Days.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-776
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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776. CHARLES MANN was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of October, 10 quarters of oats, value 12l. 12s. 6d.; and 1 sack of peas, value 1l. 2s.; the goods of Thomas Bax, his master; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 40.— Confined Two Years.

There were four other indictments against the prisoner.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-777
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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777. DAVID BROMLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February, 1 counterpane, value 2s. 6d., the goods of Henry Thorpe.

HENRY THORPE, JUN . I live with my father, who is a broker in James-street,

Manchester-square. On the 21st of February, I was standing at the door—I saw the prisoner run by, and snatch a counterpane off a table at the door—I ran after him, and called "Stop thief"—I am sure he is the man—he was brought back by the policeman, and Mr. Banister in Duke-street—the policeman had the counterpane under his arm.

EZRA SPARKE . I am a butterman. I was on the opposite side of Portman-square—I saw the prisoner running—I ran and caught him till Banister came up and held him.

THOMAS ADLINOTON . I am a police-constable. I took the prisoner—Mr. Banister had the counterpane—I took it, and found Thorpe, who told me where it had been taken from.

HENRY THORPE . I had this counterpane outside my shop—I lost it that evening.

Prisoner's Defence. On my way to my lodgings, I heard a cry of "Stop thief"—I ran across the square, and was stopped—that is all I know.

HENRY THORPE, JUN . re-examined. I am sure he is the man who took it off the table.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined One Month.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-778
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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778. LOUISA GRIFFITHS was indicted for stealing on the 3rd of February, 3 aprons, value 3s.; 1 gown, value 4s.; 1 scarf, value 2s.; 1 pair of drawers, value 6d.; 1 veil, value 2s.; 2 yards of ribbon, value 6d.; 1 necklace, value 2s.; 1 frill, value 6d.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 1s.; 3 yards of lace, value 1s.; 3 yards of lave, value 1s.; calico, value 8s.; 6 napkins, value 3s.; 1 cap, value 2s.; 1 blind, value 2s.; 1 pillow-case, value 1s.; I pelisse, value 1s.; and 1 table-cloth, value 6d.; the goods of John Davis.

CATHERINE DAVIS . I am the wife of John Davis; we keep a lodging-house in Hadlow-street, St. Pancras. The prisoner lodged in my house—I missed some articles, and went into her room, where I found a gown, a handkerchief some calico, cotton, and other things—these are them, they had been in a box in my attic.

Prisoner. They were all under the bed when I went, for what I know—when I had been there two or three days, she asked me for money—I had not got any, and I pawned some things of hers, and told her I should get some money of my father, and would get them out again—she wanted me to take an old gentleman into my room. Witness. No; when I found these things under her bed, she said they were all she had taken—I did not know she had taken more, till I found some things on her—I did not allow her to pawn any thing—she had a hundred duplicates on her, and I picked out two.

COURT. Q. Do you keep a house where young girls go? A. No; I had only this one girl—she said her father would pay me the rest.

ARTHUR JOHN NORTH . I produce this pillow-case, and two or three other articles pawned by the prisoner.

EDWARD BELL (police-sergeant E 4.) I took the prisoner. She said she had pawned these things, and intended to redeem them—the house is resorted to by the better sort of prostitutes.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-779
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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779. EDWARD HARDY and JAMES SLATER were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February, 12 brushes, value 14s., the goods of James Crossley.

JAMES CROSSLEY . I live in King-street, Covent-garden. I had some

brushes hanging inside my shop on the 27th of February—I did not miss them till the next day—these are them.

THOMAS HOBBS (police-constable C 85.) I was on duty in St. Martin's-court about eight o'clock that night—I saw the two prisoners, and took them into custody at Mr. Moore's shop—these brushes were dropped by Slater, wrapped up in a handkerchief—I asked him if he knew how many there were—he said he did not know—I asked where he got them—he said he would keep that till another time.

Slater's Defence. I was waiting for a friend—a man offered these brushes to me for sale for 8s.—I offered him 5s., and he took it—I had had them an hour and a half.



2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-780
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation; Imprisonment

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780. EDWARD HARDY and JAMES SLATER were again indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February, 1 umbrella, value 6s. 6d. the goods of Thomas Moore.

THOMAS HOBBS . On the evening of the 27th of February, I saw the prisoners in company a little before eight o'clock—I saw Hardy go to Mr. Moore's shop, Slaterstood by his side—Hardy, took this umbrella down, turned round, and gave it to Slater—I took Hardy, and pulled him along, and took Slater with the other hand—I put them into a shoe-maker's shop, and took them into custody.

ANDREW COXHEAD . I am servant to Mr. Thomas Moore. This is his umbrella—I missed it that evening.

Hardy's Defence. I live with Mr. Burton, in the Old Kent-road—I had been out with his gig, and was returning home when I was taken—I know nothing of this young man or the umbrella.

HARDY†— GUILTY . Aged 21.— Transported for Seven Years.

SLATER†— GUILTY . Aged 21.— Confined for Six Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-781
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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781. RICHARD GREVILLE was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of January, 23 yards of silk, called sarsenet, value 40s.; 8 yards of woollen cloth, value 20s.; 12 handkerchiefs, value 20s.; and 18 yards of other silk, value 18s.; the goods of Frederick Ewer, his master; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 27.— Confined Twd Months.

(The prisoner received a good character, and was recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.)

NEW COURT.—Friday, March 6, 1835.

Sixth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-782
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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782. CHARLOTTE WATSON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February, 15 quires of paper, value 15s., the goods of Louisa Margaret Watkins, her mistress; to which she pleaded

GUILTY .— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-783
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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783. MARY WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of February, a shawl, value 3s. the goods of Samuel Droset, to which she pleaded

GUILTY .— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-784
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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784. ELIZA BAKER was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February 22 yards of silk, value 3l.; 1 shawl, value 16s.; 8 handkerchiefs, value 15s.; 1 scarf, value 1s. 9d.; 21 yards of calico, value 16s.; 10 yards of merino, value 25s.; 2 yards of flannel, value 3s.; 15 pairs of stockings, value 15s.; 3 yards of cambric, value 33s.; 4 yards of lawn, value 10s.; 15 yards of printed cotton, value 9s.; and 3/4 of a yard of holland, value, 10d.; the goods of Elijah Genna and another, her masters; to which she pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Judgement Respited.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-785
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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785. JAMES WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March, 1 pewter pot, value 1s., the goods of Henry Mandy; to which he pleaded

GUILTY .— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-786
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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786. DANIEL WYLES and WILLIAM ADAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February, 135lbs. of lead, value 8s., the goods of William Williams, and fixed to a certain building, against the Statute.

WILLIAM AUSTIN (police-constable D 131.) On the 26th of February, I was on duty in East-street, Portman-square, at half-past six o'clock in the morning—Mr. Williams's house is at the corner of East-street—I observed the two prisoners carrying a sack; they both carried it—it appeared heavy—I asked what they had got—they said lead, which a man gave them on the other side of the New-road, and they were going to carry it down the court—they went on to the corner of the court and rested—I thought they were going to stop there, but they went on—I followed them—they said they were going to take it to Gee's-court—they then threw it down, and I took them.

JOSEPH WHITE . I am a plumber. I was employed to go to the house at the corner of Davies-street and East-street, on Tuesday last, to lay a new gutter—I took up the old lead which remained, and compared it with this found by the officer—I have no doubt it is part of the same, it had very recently been torn off.

WIILIAM WILLIAMS . I am a wine and spirit merchant. This house is mine, and was empty—I went when the lead was gone, and missed it—the house was locked up, but a bar had been taken from the back, by which persons could get in.

Adams's Defence. We were coming along the New-road, and a man told us to carry it to the corner, of Gee's-court and wait there till he came, and he would pay us.

WYLES— GUILTY . Aged 21.

ADAMS— GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-787
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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787. ELIZA DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February, 9 yards of printed cotton, value 9s., the goods of William Watts.

THOMAS GRIFFITHS . I am in the employ of William Watts, linen-draper, No. 83, Chiswell-street. On the 24th of February, I was in the shop—the prisoner and three other women came in, in company, and bought a shawl, which came to 3s. 6d., and paid half-a-crown on it—they then went away—we did not miss this print till the policeman brought it the same evening—I know it to be my master's, and it had been near the place where the shawls were.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. How do you know it had been near where they stood, if you did not miss it? A. Because our best

prints were there—this is the only piece we had of this pattern—it has our private mark on it—it was cut into three lengths—this is one, and the other two are in the shop now—it was about eleven o'clock in the morning when they came in—I am positive the prisoner was there—I was walking in the shop, looking after the customers—there was another customer in the shop, whom another young man served.

EVAN DAVIES (police-constable G 192.) I met the prisoner about five o'clock on the 24th of February—she had the print in a bundle—I asked where she got it—she said her mother had bought it over the water, and she was going to pawn it—I took her to the station-house, and then went to her mother's—I made inquiries, and found the prosecutor.

Cross-examined. Q. Were there any other persons in her company? A. No—I did not see any one run away.

GUILTY . Aged 16.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Six Months.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-788
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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788. ROBERT TAPPIN was indicted for a misdemeanor; to which he pleaded

GUILTY .— Confined Two Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-789
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-790
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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790. THOMAS STRATFORD was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 16th of February, 1 gelding, 1 saddle, 1 cart, 1 horse collar, and 1 cushion, value 50l., the goods of Richard De La Hunt, which had lately before been stolen, well knowing them to have been stolen, against the Statute, &c.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.

RICHARD DE LA HUNT . I am a grocer, and live at Bushy. On Friday, the 23rd of January, I was in possession of a pony, a harness, and saddle—on the Saturday morning I went to the stable for it, and the pony, the cart, the saddle, and other things stated, were gone—I went with Pye, the constable, to Red Lion-street, Spitalfields, on the 13th of February—I saw the prisoner there—I saw my pony in the stable, and took him out—I knew him directly—I saw they had cut a piece off his tail—I found my saddle in the prisoner's house—I went the same evening, with the officer, to a house in White's-row, Whitechapel, where I found my horse collar, the cushion seat, and a part of the cart, which had my name on it—I have seen two or three docks of tails, but I cannot say whether either of them belonged to my pony.

ISAAC PYE . I am constable of Chipping Barnet. I received information of the loss of various horses, carts, and harness, and in consequence of information, I went to Red Lion-street, Spitalfields, on the 13th of February, with the prosecutor—we found the prisoner there—I said I had come to search his premises for some horses, carts, and harness—he said he would go and get a candle and lantern—he has a very large yard there, and a great many stables, and cellars, and sheds—he got a lantern—I went into the lower stable, and there saw a bay horse, which the prosecutor owned as his—I am not aware that he saw the horse's tail at that time—I then went into the prisoner's house, and found a riding-saddle—I then, went to White's-row, which I should think is a quarter of a mile from Red Lion-street—I found this cushion there, and the prosecutor found this collar, and

part of his cart, with his name upon it—I saw two horse's docks found in a locker, in White-street—I saw one of them put to the horse, but I am not judge enough myself to know whether it belonged to him or not—William Saunders and James Griffiths came there—I asked the prisoner whose the premises were in White-street—he said they were his, that he had hired them, but he had let them to somebody else, to put something in, but he was answerable for the rent, but he could not tell me the person's name—I found a number of other articles in Red Lion-street, where he was living—I have brought some of them—they have been owned by Angas, Alwin, and Ringer, who stated they had been stolen from them.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You found the prisoner on his premises? A. Yes, and be said he would get a light—I was at his door at the time—he made no difficulty, but showed me the premises—they are large premises, and consist of different stables and sheds—they would hold a great many carts—I do not know that persons leave their carts there when they come from market—horse-hair is an article in, extensive sale—the prisoner showed his premises to me willingly—if he had not, I should have compelled him—I had employed John Comber.

JOHN COMBER . I live near Whetstone. I know Pye, the officer—I went to him in January last—I have been in difficulties myself—I was in custody on a charge of horse-stealing, but I was not guilty then—on the 24th of January I met William Showell in Newgate-market—from what he said, I went to the Elephant and Castle, on the 29th of January—I met him again in Smithfield, on the 6th of February—I there saw a man named Thomas Douglas, and I went with him to the prisoner's stable in Red Lion-street—Douglas there showed me a cart, which he said had belonged to a grocer at Bushy—it was the same cart the prosecutor afterwards claimed—I bought it for 2l., and left 5s.—I then went with Douglas to White-street, to look at another cart-body—I bought that also—it was the cart and wheels, but the springs and axles had been taken away and pawned—I then went back to the prisoner's with Douglas—there was some conversation between the prisoner and him—we had some gin, and then I drew the cart with Douglas, to the Ram Inn, Smithfield—I pushed behind—on the Monday night following, I took away the other cart from White-street—Stratford, the prisoner, and William Saunders and two others were there—they quarrelled about the division of the money—I took Mr. De La Hunt's cart to Ham's Livery-stables in Gray's-inn-lane, and there Mr. De La Hunt saw it, and claimed it.

Cross-examined. Q. When did the prisoner say it was the gorcer's cart at Bushy? A. On the 6th of February—I had never seen him before—Douglas went to show me the cart, which was on the prisoner's premises—I went to buy it—Douglas went into Stratford's house, to him—I do not know what passed between them—Douglas said, in the presence of the prisoner, that it was a grocer's cart from Bushy, and he had said so before, but when I went to the prisoner's premises, I asked again—I had my reasons for doing so—I am a colt-breaker and a horse-dealer, by commission, for any gentleman—I have been so fourteen years, only while I was incarcerated—I get horses where I can—I have dealt in Northamptonshire in horses—I never got into any difficulty there—I never had a key turned upon me in my life, till I was in Horsemonger-lane, which was in 1830—I was liberated last February twelvemonth—I was tried, and in prison three years and two months—it was done out of spite—they made horse-stealing of it—I never was in any trouble at any other time—I was never charged by

my master, and never was before a Magistrate except once, when I suffered for it.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Do persons who steal horses know something about persons who receive them? A. Yes—I found the pony on the prisoner's premises—he said the cart came from a grocer's at Bushy—I took it to the Ram Inn, and then to Gray's-inn-lane—I bought the carts from what had passed between me and Pye, for the purpose of bringing the prisoner to justice—Douglas, Showell, and the prisoner were all acquainted.

JOSEPH RINGER . On the 8th of January, or on the morning of the 9th, I lost a cart, horse, and harness—I have seen the cart and harness since.

JOHN ALWEN . On the night of the 6th, or the morning of the 7th of January, a cart was stolen from my shed, at Cudham, in Kent—I have seen the body of the cart since.

Prisoner's Defence. The place in White's-row I let to a man named Mitchell, who said he kept a cab, and was a horse-dealer—I did not go to the premises after I let them to him—I took the premises in Brown-lane, and this property was there—I kept a stable, to take horses, carts, and such things, to stand; and this pony was brought to stand there.

WILLIAM HUGHES . I am a paper-stainer. I carry on business in part of Mr. Stratford's premises—I know that a painter hat part of the same premises—I have heard that others have part—I have seen people leave carts, and fruit, and vegetables there, and horses on market days—I have seen two or three brought there, and some remaining.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Are you a master? A. Yes; I and my brother in-law, and two sons of mine work there—I live in Greenfield-street, which is about five minutes walk from there—I do not know Showell by name—I was never in Court before.

(James Marshall and Thomas Richard Moore gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 33.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-791
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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791. WILLIAM SANDERSON was indicted for receiving, on the 10th of February, 1 axle-tree, 1 pair of springs, 1 bridle, 1 pair of traces, 1 breeching, and 1 crupper, value 10s.; the goods of Joseph Ringer, well knowing the same to have been stolen, against the Statute, &c.; upon which no evidence was offered.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-792
VerdictsNot Guilty > fault

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792. WILLIAM MORGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of February, 3 iron chairs, of the weight of 40lbs., value 1s. 6d.; the goods of George Perkins Barclay and others: and WILLIAM SIMMONS and SARAH SIMMONS were indicted for receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen, against the Statute, &c.

The goods being the property of the London and Birmingham Rail Road Company, the prisoner was


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-793
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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793. WILLIAM SIMMONS and SARAH SIMMONS were again indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 5tb of February, 101 iron chairs, value 1l. 12s.; 116 iron bolts, value 4s. 10d.; and 294 iron keys; the goods of George Perkins Barclay and others, well knowing them to have been stolen, against the Statute, &c.; upon which no evidence was offered.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-794
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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794. WILLIAM EDMONDS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February, 1 flageolet, value 15s.; the goods of William Boag and another.

WILLIAM BOAG . I was in my parlour adjoining my shop, on the 27th of February—I heard a noise at the shop door—I went out, and saw the prisoner with the handle of the door in his hand, as if opening it to go out—he asked if I could recommend him to a situation—I said, "No"—he then went out, and when he got a short distance, I saw him run—I looked about my shop, and missed a flageolet—I pursued and caught him—he struggled a good deal, and this flageolet fell from him—it is the property of me and my brother, who are partners.

Prisoner. A young man dropped this flageolet under a cab, I took it up and put it into my side-pocket, and this man took me. Witness. He took it a little after three o'clock—I had seen it safe-at twelve o'clock—there had been one person in the shop, who asked the price of some instrument—when I took the prisoner he begged me to let him go, said it was his first offence, and he would not do it any more.

GUILTY . Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-795
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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795. JOHN MURRALL was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of March, 1 cap, value 2s., the goods of George Wood, from the person of Francis Charles Wood.

FRANCIS CHARLES WOOD . I live with my father, George Wood, in Pool-street, Hoxton, and am twelve years old. I was in Holborn with my cousin, about a quarter before seven o'clock, on the 2nd of March—the prisoner took my cap off my head, and flung it to another boy, who ran away with it—I took hold of the prisoner, and the policeman came up.

RICHARD PASSEY (police-constable E 100.) I saw some persons collected—I went up, and saw this little boy crying, and the prisoner was by his side—I took him.

FRANCIS DAVID . I was with Wood, and saw the prisoner take the cap off his head.

Prisoner's Defence. I stopt to look at some wax-work—several boys shoved me about, and I took this boy's cap off, and threw it to another boy—he threw it to another, who threw it into the road, and another boy ran off with it.

FRANCIS DAVID . There were four boys, but the prisoner was the biggest.

GUILTY . Aged 14.— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-796
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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796. GEORGE ARMENT was indicted for embezzlement.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.

JONAS DEFRIES . I deal in lamp-glasses, and live in Gravel-lane, Ald-gate—the prisoner was in my service for five or six years. On the 3rd of February I went out with him in my cart to call on my customers—I carried Morgan some goods that day, and he owed me 20s.—I applied to him for the payment, and left the prisoner there—he was to wait and receive the money—Mr. Morgan could not pay me then, and the prisoner was to meet me in Chandos-street in a quarter of an hour, which he did, and stated that Mr. Morgan had told him he was rather short, and if it made no difference he would pay me in two or three weeks—I called the same evening on Mr. Burnett, a grocer, he bought half a pound of lamp-cotton of me, which came to 1s.—I desired the prisoner to get out of the cart and take it into the shop

—he was to meet me again, which he did in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—he then said Mr. Burnett would want something in about a week, and he would pay me altogether—on the 12th of February, I called on a customer at Pimlico, named Toms—he ordered a dozen of short lamp-glasses, which came to 4s.—I told the prisoner to take them—he did not give me the money—next day I went to Kingston, and returned in the evening—I found a deficiency—when I found the prisoner I asked him for 1l. 4s., which alluded to 1l. he had received at Kingston, and the 4s., of Mr. Toms—he said he had paid it me—I said that I would have him searched—he then said, "Here is a sovereign"—I said I would send for the officer, and he went on his knees, and said, "Forgive me."

Cross-examined by MR. HEATON. Q. Did you not say if he did not confess you would send for an officer? A. I was going for an officer, and he said, "For God's sake, forgive me; I will give you a sovereign"—I said, "Where is the 4s.?"—he said, "I am sure I do not know what I have done with it"—I made no memorandum of what passed—I am no great scholar—I leave every thing to my men—I can make No. 3, and I did—the prisoner had been in my service about six years—I gave him 7s. a week, with board and lodging—he had not given me warning.

WILLIAM MORGAN . I keep a coffee-shop in James-street. I casually give orders to the prosecutor. On the 3rd of February I paid the prisoner 1l. for his master.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you quite sure you paid him that day? A. Yes.

CHARLES DIXON . I am in the employ of Mr. Burnet, of Crawford-street. On the 3rd of February, the prisoner brought in some lamp-cotton—I paid him 1s. on my masters account.

Cross-examined. Q. Was your master present? A. Yes, in the parlour.

JAMES TOMS . I am a grocer, and live at Kensington. On the 12th of February I had bought some glasses of the prosecutor—they were brought by a person, and I paid 4s.—I cannot tell whether it was the prisoner.

THOMAS POTTER . I am a watchman of Aldgate. On the evening of the 13th of February, I took the prisoner at his master's—he had returned his master a sovereign; and he said, "Where is the 4s? "—he said, "I will go down on my knees, if you will forgive me this time."

Prisoner's Defence. I gave him warning, as I found my wages were not sufficient—this is done to prevent my going to his opponents.

GUILTY . Aged 21.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined One Year.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-797
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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797. FRANCIS NICHOLS was indicted for a misdemeanor.

MR. ELLIS conducted the Prosecution.

MARIA JONES . I am the wife of John Jones; we keep the Griffin, in Threadneedle-street. On the 5th of February the prisoner came for a glass of ale—it came to 2d.—he offered me half-a-crown—I put it into the till, and gave him change—I opened the till again in half a moment, and took the half-crown out—I saw it was bad—there was no other half-crown there, I am certain—I gave it to my husband, who went in search of the prisoner, but I did not see him again till the Tuesday following, when he was at the Mansion-house—I knew him.

JOHN JONES . I got the bad half-crown from my wife, and went in

search of the prisoner—I could not find him—I gave the half-crown to Price, the officer—the prisoner came after that for a glass of ale, and he tendered me a bad crown-piece—I told him it was bad—he said he had just taken it in change—I could not find an officer—I returned the crown-piece to the prisoner, and let him go.

EDWARD GOODWIN . I am a cheesemonger. When the prisoner had offered the half-crown, I ran after him, but could not find him.

WILLIAM EVERETT . I sell newspapers under the Royal Exchange. On Saturday, the 7th of February, about a quarter before twelve o'clock, the prisoner came to my shop, looked about him, and then selected a Chambers' Journal, and laid down a bad crown-piece—I told him it was bad, and asked him if he was in the habit of passing such money—he seemed to dispute its being bad—I gave charge of him.

JOHN PRICE . I am street-keeper of Broad-street. I received this half-crown from Mr. Jones.

JOHN DROVER (City police-constable No. 25.) I took the prisoners at Everett's shop, and received this crown-piece—I found on the prisoner three halfpence—he said he lived in Stamford-street, over the water.

JOHN FIELD . I am Inspector of counterfeit coin to the Mint. These are both counterfeit.

GUILTY . Aged 19— Confined One Year.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-798
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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798. ELIZA BILLING was indicted for a misdemeanor.

MR. ELLIS conducted the Prosecution.

MARY DOUGHTY . I am a widow, and keep the shop of Francis Garnish, Regent-street, Chelsea. On Tuesday evening, the 10th of February, the prisoner came, at nearly ten at night, for a penny candle—she gave me a half-crown—I gave her the candle and 2s. 5d.—she went out very quickly—I had rung the half-crown when I took it, and thought it was good—I gave it to my daughter, who said it was bad, and I looked; and found it was bad—she took it, and ran after the prisoner—I saw it again in a few minutes in the hands of the policeman—it was marked, and he gave it back to me—on the 17th of February the prisoner came again for a penny candle, and gave me a shilling—I rubbed it, and found it was bad—I gave it to my daughter to get change—she took it out, and came back with the policeman—he asked if that was the woman—I said, "Yes"—the prisoner then asked if it was a bad one—he said, "Yes"—she said she did not know it—I then told her she had passed a bad half-crown before—she said she had never been in the shop before—I had kept the half-crown in a jar—I gave that and the shilling to the policeman—I am sure the prisoner is the person who was in the shop the first time—I knew her again directly.

JANE DOUGHTY . I was in the shop en the 10th of February. I saw the prisoner come in and pass the bad half-crown—I got it from my mother, and went to look after the prisoner, but could not find her—I found the policeman, and gave him the half-crown—he marked it and returned it to my mother—I was present on the second occasion, when the prisoner offered the shilling—I got it from my mother, and got the officer—I know the prisoner is the woman.

JOHN DENTON . I am a police-constable. I got the bad half-crown and marked it, and returned it to the witness.

JOHN PHILLIPS . I am an officer. On the 17th of February Jane Doughty came to me—I got this shilling from her—I went to the shop

and took the prisoner—she said she did not know it was bad—she said she lived at No. 2, Leader-street, but I could not find her residence.

JOHN FIELD . These are both counterfeit.

GUILTY . Aged 21.— Confined One Year.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-799
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Imprisonment

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799. RICHARD STRATTON and SARAH BURGESS were indicted for a misdemeanor.

MARY ANN DUCKWORTH . I am the daughter of John Duckworth. On the 20th of February the male prisoner came into the shop for a black pudding—he offered me a shilling—I said I did not like it—I showed it to my father, and then returned it to Stratton—he went out, and I saw him walking with Burgess and a young man—the next time I saw him was in custody.

GEORGE WALLIS . I am the son of James Wallis, a gardener, at Tottenham. On a Friday I saw the two prisoners just by my father's house—Stratton then came in for two pennyworth of nuts, and offered me a shilling—I sent my sister to get change—it turned out to be bad—Stratton then took it and went out.

JOHN FOWLER . I am a constable. I met the prisoners in Tottenham, just before they got to Wallis's—I watched them, and saw Stratton go into Wallis's—he afterwards came out and joined Burgess and Nicholls—they went on to Edmonton—I followed them with Foster, and we took them all—I found nothing on Nicholls but a good sixpence and some copper.

JOSEPH FOSTER . I took the two prisoners, and searched them both—I found in Burgess's left-hand six counterfeit shillings, and in Stratton's right-hand jacket pocket, one counterfeit shilling—he said it was the first time he had ever done any thing of the sort.

JOHN FIELD . The whole of these are counterfeit.

STRATTON— GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Six Months.

BURGESS— GUILTY . Aged 16.— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-800
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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800. MARY JOHNSON was indicted for misdemeanor.

MR. ELLIS conducted the Prosecution.

WILLIAM FRASER . I am a baker, and live in Upper Thames-street. On the 17th of February, in the evening, the prisoner came for a penny loaf—she gave me a shilling—I saw it was bad—I spoke to her on the subject, and she said she took it of her husband—in consequence of her appearing in a certain way, I did not detain her, but I broke the shilling, and gave her a part of it to show her husband—she said he had taken it for his work.

AMELIA JOHNSON . I am the wife of Samuel Johnson. He keeps the Bell public-house—on the 17th of February the prisoner came to my bar, between nine and ten o'clock in the evening, and asked for two penny worth of peppermint—she offered me a shilling, which I said was a bad one—she said, "Is it? I took it for work"—I broke it into three pieces, and she walked out—I went into the parlour, and sent my nephew after her—I gave these pieces of the shilling to the watchman.

JOHN BAILEY . I took the prisoner, and have the pieces of the shilling—she said her name was Mary Newton.

GEORGE CHETTLE . I am a hair-dresrser, and live in Liverpool-street. On the 6th of February, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, she prisoner came for a quarter of a pound of hair-powder—it came to 7 1/2 d.—she offered me a counterfeit half-crown—I noticed that it had been

bit round the edges—I did not discover it was bad till the was gone—I then ran after her and brought her back—she said she had not been in the shop—I sent for the watchman, and gave the half-crown to him, but he is not here.

JOHN FIELD . I have looked at these pieces of shillings—they are counterfeit, and I believe cast in the same mould.

(Witness for the Defence.)

CHAELES TURNER . I am a master shoemaker, and live at Newington-causeway. I have known the prisoner eighteen months—she gets her living by shoe-binding—she has worked for me, but since Christmas I have not had sufficient work to employ her wholly—I paid her a shilling for work last week—she has worked in my house, but not lately—she has worked about twelve months for me—I have not paid her more than 1s. a week for the last three months—I have lived two years and better at Newington-causeway—I paid her last week a shilling for her work.

JURY. Q. Is she married? A. She is single, as far as I know.

COURT. Q. Did you pay her last week? A. I could tell by my books—I might make a mistake—I live at No. 16, Devonshire-street, Newington-causeway—I came here to speak the truth—I cannot explain myself any further than I made a mistake.

Q. Can you make out how you came to tell us that you paid her last week a shilling, when she has been in custody since the 17th of February? A. No, Sir, I cannot state further than I have stated.

Prisoner. It is my first offence—I hope you will be at merciful as you can.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Six Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-801
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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801. THOMAS CLARE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February, 1 basket, value 4s.; and 2 bushels of apples, value 10s.; the goods of John Mortis.

JOHN MORTIS . I am a fruit-salesman in Covent-garden-market. On the 24th of February I left this basket of apples there, at half-past, six o'clock in the evening—I went the next morning, and it was gone—I found the headle had it—I can swear to the basket, and I believe the apples were mine—they were russetings, and very good ones.

JAMES STEEL . I am one of the constables of Covent-garden-market. I stopped the prisoner on the night of the 24th of February, about half-past ten o'clock, in Tavistock-row, with this two bushel basket of apples on his shoulder—I asked him how he came by it—he said he bought it, but he could not give me any account of whom—I detained him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going along, and a man asked me to buy a basket of apples—he wanted 10s. for them—I said I had not so much as that—I had only 6s., which he took; and I left him my handkerchief till the next market morning as security for the basket.

GUILTY . Aged 27.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Six Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-802
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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802. GEORGE TEHEW was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of February, 1 pig, value 9s., the goods of John Evans, the younger.

JOHN EVANS, JUN . I live at the Brunswick Arms, Well-street, Hackney. On the 6th of February I had a sow and a small pig in a field behind my father's house—I saw them safe on the 6th of February, about twelve o'clock, and when I returned home at seven o'clock I missed the sow—I saw her again on the Tuesday after.

GEORGE FIELD . I am a pawnbroker. I keep pigs, and fatten them

for my own family—the prisoner's wife applied to me on the Saturday, and I bought the pig, which was owned by the prosecutor, and I gave it to him—I gave 7s. for it—I had never spoken to the prisoner—I had never seen him before—I knew his wife—he lives in my neighbourhood—I bought the pig at her house, which is about a mile from the prosecutor's.

DANIEL BAILEY . I live with my father and mother, in Well-street, Hackney—the prisoner asked me and some more boys to drive the pig into the pig-sty at Mr. Evans's, on that Friday—he then put it into a sack, and put it into a cart, and a boy with it on the top, and he held it on, because he should not fall off—the prisoner had then been removing dust and cinders.

cross-examined. Q. Are any of the other boys here? A. No; he took one boy with him to take care of the pig—it was between twelve and one o'clock—it was by the side of Mr. Rogers's dust-heap—Mr. Rogen was not there at the time—I had not seen him with the prisoner that day, that I recollect—I have not been talking to Rogers since about this—I do not know the name of the boy that went away with the pig with the prisoner—I do not know that I had seen the boy before.

WILLIAM GILLETT (police-sergeant N 19.) On Tuesday, the 10th of February, I received information from Evans. I went with him in his cart, and saw the prisoner riding towards Shacklewell—I told him I took him about stealing a pig—he said he had bought it of a man by the dust heap for 3s. 6d., but he did not know his name.

Cross-examined. Q. Was it the same day that Evans spoke to you? A. Yes.

JOSEPH MARSHALL (police-constable N 250.) I produce the pig which I got from Mr. Field.

Prisoner's Defence. Rogers followed me home the same night—he and I were drinking in Kingsland-road, just through the turnpike, and he asked me to take a load for him on the Saturday, which would outset the money—I had had the pig of him.

THOMAS BARKER . I am a bricklayer's labourer, and live in Providence-square. I was working at Mr. Gouldam's beer-shop—I saw Rogers and the prisoner there—the prisoner said he had bought a pig for 3s. 6d. of Rogers—and Rogers said to him, "Come, and take a load for me to-morrow, and then I think I can send you to some other jobs"—that was to set off the pig—I bad not seen the prisoner before.

SAMUEL ROGERS . I am a dustman. I know Mr. Evans' premises—my dust-heap is there—I know the prisoner was there—he came for a load of dust—I said he could have it—I know the pig was taken, but I was not there—when I came back, the dust was gone, and the pig—I did not know but that he had paid Mr. Evans for it—I went to the public-house afterwards to tell him to draw me a load of breeze; and when he came on the Saturday to do it, he said, "Rogers, I have done wrong; I took one of these pigs, and thought it was yours."

GUILTY . Aged 28.— Transported for Seven Years.

OLD COURT.—Saturday, March 7th, 1835.

Fourth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-803
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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803. JOSEPH BOLTON and THOMAS BARKER were indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of December, 2 petticoats, value 2s.; 8 pairs of stockings, value 2s.; 2 shifts, value 2s.; and 8 pinafores, value 2s.; the goods of Margaret Freeman.—2nd COUNT, stating them to belong to George Newport.

SARAH ANN NEWPORT . I live with my father in Theobald's-road. Margaret Freeman is at Bath, and has been there about a year and a half—she left her boxes in our house—they were locked—I had seen their contents two years ago—they have been with us four years—they contained the articles stated in the indictment—the prisoner's parents lodged in the house—the boxes were kept in a loft, at the top of the house—the loft was padlocked, and there was another door at the top of the stairs—we found the staple drawn, on the 12th of February, and the boxes broken open, and the property gone—three locks were broken, and the other had the lid broken—only Bolton was in the house then—Barker had gone into the workhouse, on the 28th of January—the boxes were all safe on the 18th of December—a constable brought Bolton in custody to our house, and Barker was taken up the same evening—Bolton was brought in first—he sat down, and told article by article, as he had pawned them, without any threat whatever; and Barker, when he was brought in, acknowledged to assisting in breaking the boxes open.

GEORGE POWELL . I took Bolton into custody on Saturday, the 14th—he told me where I should find the property.

STEPHEN THORNTON . I am a policeman. I apprehended Barker, and brought him to No. 84, Theobald's-road—he said he was present at the time the boxes were broken open, but told me he did not assist in breaking them open—I neither threatened, nor made him any promise.

ANN ASHBY . I lodge at Mrs. Newport's house. I saw Bolton, on the Saturday before he was taken, come down the stairs of the loft with some white apparel in his hand—it appeared to be women's clothes—I asked him what he had been doing there—he said he had been fetching some things—I asked him who told him—he said, "Nobody"—I asked what business he had there—he said he should not have gone, if Barker had not told him there was a great many things there—I said, if Mr. Newport knew it, he would send him to prison—he beggfed me not to say any thing about it, as he had never been there before, and would not go again—I made him take them back, and told Mr. Newport of it next day—I had seen Barker on the landing-place several times before, talking to Bolton.

HENRY HAMPSTEAD . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Gray's-inn-lane. I produce a sheet, pawned by Bolton for 9d.—I have several other articles, which another young man took in.

WILLIAM STAPLETON . I am servant to Mr. Stafford. I have some property, but the person who took them in has left.

SARAH ANN NEWPORT re-examined. This property belongs to Margaret Freeman—I can swear to it all—I believe every, article to be hers.

Bolton. It being my first offence, I leave it to the mercy of the Court.



Transported for Seven Years.

There was another indictment against Bolton.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-804
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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804. SARAH BELL was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February, 1 cloak, value 1l. 5s.; and 1 gown, value 18s.; the goods of Charlotte Bell.

CHARLOTTE BELL . The prisoner is my elder sister, and lived with my mother, at No. 21, Baltic-street—I had been out to service, and returned home on Wednesday, the 11th of February—my sister sometimes goes away for a week together, without my mother's consent—when I went

home, she was at home—she went away afterwards for a few nights, without leave—on Saturday, the 14th of February, at nine o'clock, my mother and I went out, and locked the room door on the first floor, leaving this property all secure—we returned in about half an hour, and I saw my sister in the street—I said nothing to her—we went up to our room, and found the door broken open—the staple was drawn—I missed a gown and cloak out of a band-box, which I found opened—I never allowed the prisoner to pawn them—I was looking for a situation.

JOHN STANTON . I am servant to a pawnbroker in Redcross-street. I have a gown and cloak pawned by the prisoner, in the name of S. Bell, on Saturday night, the 14th of February.

MARY BELL . I am the prisoner's mother. I have heard my daughter's evidence—it is correct—the prisoner has got into bad company, and I believe goes on the town.

WILLIAM BARTLETT . I am a policeman. I apprehended the prisoner, and asked if she knew any thing about these things—she said she knew nothing whatever about them.

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-805
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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805. SARAH FAIRCLOUGH was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of February, 1 shirt, value 10s., the goods of George Hazlewood.

MARY HAZLEWOOD . I am the wife of George Hazlewood, who is in the 2nd Regiment of Life-guards. I take in washing. The prisoner assisted me to iron, for about three weeks—I missed two shirts on Saturday, and mentioned it to her—she said she knew nothing about them, and then she went away—I did not discharge her, but sent for her to come to work—she sent me a note that she was not coming any more—I had her taken into custody.

JOHN ROSE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Annis-street, Regent's-park. I have a shirt pawned on the 6th of February, by the prisoner, in the name of Smith.

Cross-examined by MR. HEATON. Q. Is it common to pawn in a wrong name? A. Yes—I knew her before—she always pawned in that name.

EDWARD KING . I am a police-sergeant. On the 27th of February I had a prisoner in custody, named Elizabeth Baldock, on suspicion of stealing sheets from, the prosecutrix—I then took the prisoner—when she was in High-street she called God to witness she knew nothing about them—I said I should go and search her lodging, and perhaps I should find the duplicates—she replied that the duplicates were made away with.

Cross-examined. Q. Did she say she knew nothing about it, and afterwards that the duplicates were destroyed? A. Yes—she said she had made away with them.

MARY HAZLEWOOD re-examined. This shirt belongs to Mr. Stone, a customer—I have washed for the family between fourteen and fifteen years.

Cross-examined. Q. Has he not many shirts? A. Yes—she owned to taking them out of the basket afterwards.

Prisoner. I did not take them both at one time.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 39.— Confined Six Months.

Before Lord Chief Baron Abinger.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-806
VerdictNot Guilty > non compos mentis

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806. ANN CLARKE was indicted for the wilful murder of Ann Clarke the younger.—2nd COUNT, stating it to be a certain female child.

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the Prosecution.

THOMAS STARBUCK . I live in the same house with the prisoner and her husband, No. 19, Pollard's-row, Bethnal-green. I was not acquainted with her—she had a child, which was always called "baby"—I never heard its name—she behaved with the affection and kindness of a mother always up to the day I saw it last—about half-past one o'clock on Thursday night, the 8th of January, my mother called out, "Tom, get up"—I got up—I found the prisoner coming up stairs with her husband, with the light; and my mother holding the banisters—I told her to go down—she went down—I was left with her by myself, and saw some knives and forks lying on the table where she was sitting—I thought proper to take them away—she looked at me, and said the devil had been very busy with her in the afternoon—I said, "Where?"—she said, "Yes, he tempted me to kill my baby, and wanted me to do it for myself, but I could not"—her husband had gone to fetch her father, while I had this conversation with her—is about half an hour the father came, and asked her what she had done it with—she said, "Charles, I did it with your razor"—he asked where she got the razor—she said, "I got it out of the middle drawer, in the dressing-table"—I, and Toombs, and the father went into the room, and found the razor in the middle drawer where she said she got it from—her husband had not mentioned what she had done—I saw the child—it laid on the prisoner's bed with its throat very much cut—I saw it about half an hour after she came down stairs—my mother told me the child was killed, about half-past one o'clock in the morning, when she called me up.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Have you known her long? A. Only a few weeks; while she lodged there—she always appeared to be fond of the child when I saw her with it—the breakfast-table looked more like a supper-table when I went into the room—there was raw meat on the table, and bread and butter—there were crusts of bread, which the crumb had been cut out of for the child, as her husband said in her presence—he said he had done that in the morning, when he went out—I did not examine the bed—the prisoner was in her night-gown—I did not observe any blood on her clothes—the blood on the child's clothes was dry, as if it had been done some time—the razor was in front of the drawer, and there was dry blood on that.

JUDITH STARBUCK . I live at the same house as the prisoner—I remember the morning the murder was discovered—I went to bed the night before about half-past ten, and was awoke about half-past one o'clock, by Mr. Clarke knocking at the street door—he was out—I presently heard the door open, and heard him come up stairs and enter his own room—in two or three minutes he ran down stairs to Mr. Toombs, the landlord, and asked him for a light—I presently heard him run up stairs very fast—he had not been in the room a moment before I heard something fall, and fearing words had ensued, on account of the late hour at which he came home, I got out of bed, went to the landing, and called out, "What are you doing—what is the matter?"—he came out of the room, and said to his wife, "Oh Ann, how came you to do it?" and called, "Murder!—get up"—I said, "Who is murdered?"—he said, "My wife has murdered my child"—I said, "Is is true?—do not say so"—he said, "It is true—she has cut her throat"—I called my son up—he caught me in his arms, and in a few minutes Toombs followed Mrs. Clarke up, bringing her to my apartment—my son seeing me frightened, said, "Pray take her away"—I recovered myself, looked at the prisoner, and said, "Oh, Mrs. Clarke, have you done the murder?" and,

with an horrible oath, she said, "Yes, I have, indeed I have"—about half-past nine o'clock that morning, I saw the child with its throat cut—I never heard her call the child any thing but baby—her husband had gone out at noon, and had not returned till then—he frequently came home late—I cannot tell whether he followed any business or not—he went out at all hours, and used to come home late—he went out that day at twelve o'clock—I was fearful they had quarrelled, but I never had cause to say I ever heard them quarrel.

Cross-examined. Q. I believe your acquaintance with her was short? A. Not more than six weeks—she was a very reserved woman, and kept very much to herself, very close—she looked very dull at times, as though she was in trouble—I had no opportunity of seeing her conduct to the infant.

BENJAMIN THOMAS TOOMBS . I keep the house which the prisoner lived in. About half-past one o'clock her husband knocked at my room door—I instantly got out of bed—I found Mr. Clarke in a great flurry—he asked me for a light—I struck a light, gave him one, and jumped into bed again—I heard a great noise up stairs, as if stamping about the room—I instantly slipped on my trowsers, and ran up—Clarke had his wife before him on the second pair of stairs, going up to Mrs. Starbuck's room—he was crying, "Murder! murder!—she has killed my child!"—I heard Mrs. Starbuck ask her if she had done it—she said, "Yes, I have"—Mrs. Starbuck was particularly frightened—I told Clarke to bring his wife down to her room—they hardly seemed to know what they were about—they returned down to the bed-room—she sat on a chair by the side of the bed—he knelt down on one knee before her and said, "Oh Ann, how came you to do it?"—I said, "What is it she has done?"—he said, "She has killed my child," and pointed to the bed—I said, "Have you seen it?"—he said, "No; I cannot touch it"—I instantly unrolled it, it was in a shawl, rolled up on the furthermost side of the pillow—I pulled it to the side of the bed I was on—it unrolled, and the face of the child came uppermost—there was a terrible gash across the neck, and the head was quite awry, as if it had been done for hours, and got cold and stiff—he then stamped about the room, and exclaimed, "Oh now, Ann, our cup is full indeed"—she said, "Indeed it is"—he said, "Ann, how could you do it?"—she said, "Oh, the devil has been very busy with me all day"—I never heard her call the child any name but "baby" and "petty"—I do not know what business Clarke followed more than hearing him speak of it—he has been in the public-line, and I believe lost many hundred pounds in it—I never heard of any scarcity of victuals—I have seen necessary articles supplied, and there appeared to be food in the place that morning—they have another child, about eight years old—I understand that was with the husband's father—it was not in the house—I never heard them quarrel, and believe they lived comfortably—I never saw him the worse for liquor—I have seen him render her assitance in the house, and they appeared kind to each other.

SUSANNAH TOOMBS . I was present with my husband—I did not go up stairs—I was disturbed by the noise at the door—I have heard the prisoner call the child Ann, about twice, as she was out on the landing.

MARGARET WOODING . I have known the prisoner five years—she called the child Ann, and sometimes baby.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you had frequent opportunities of observing her conduct towards the child? A. Yes; she treated it with the greatest kindness and fondness—she was of a very reserved disposition, and kept

herself very much to herself—I have a little girl, ten years old—the prisoner has taken a great deal of notice of her—she went to see her three days before this misfortune—she begged of me not to let her go any more, and appeared frightened—I did not see Mrs. Clarke when she returned—my girl brought the baby with her—she used to go there to hold the baby at times—she was very partial to my child—the prisoner has been in better circumstances; she has been the wife of a Mr. King, who, she stated to me, was a man of considerable property—I know her when Clarke kept the Pitt's Head—they lost a deal of money, I do not know how much—I observed a change in her conduct for the last six weeks—immediately before this transaction, I noticed lowness of spirits—she seemed a good deal oppressed—she was very dull; that is all I observed—their goods were taken by distress, two or three months before this occurrence—she was much more lively when I first knew her—she was of a very calm disposition, and very fond of all her children.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave it to my counsel.

THOMAS AUSTIN . I am a constable, of St. Matthew, Bethnal-green. I apprehended the prisoner—I have known her seven or eight years—I knew her when her husband kept the Pitt's Head, in Pitt-street, Bethnal-green, three or four years ago—I have not seen so much of her lately—I saw her within four or five weeks of this transaction—she looked very melancholy—she used to pass by my house occasionally—when I went to apprehend her, the conduct she manifested would leave no doubt on my mind that she was totally unconscious of the crime she had committed—she did not appear in the least affected—when I put a question to her, how it was she did it, she replied, her head—that was the only reply she made—I believe she has had three or four children—I always considered her a very fond mother, and she always conducted herself in a very proper manner—she was of a very mild disposition indeed.

COURT. Q. When you knew her living at the Pitt's Head, was she generally in good spirits, or subject to fits of melancholy? A. I never observed her in any thing but good spirits then—she was then in good circumstances—she has a little girl, about seven years old, and I think there is another—she had none by her first husband—she seemed fond of her children—I received information of this about ten o'clock, and went immediately to the house—the prisoner was in the front room, sitting down, and the child in the back room—I said, "Mrs. Clarke, you must go with me"—she said, "Very well, get my bonnet"—I asked the husband what she committed the act with, and where the instrument was, in her presence, and he told me—I cannot be certain that she heard me—all the reply she made was, complaining of her head—she did not appear at all affected—she was not crying—here is the razor, with the blood dry upon it—I took it from the drawer, and put it into my pocket—I do not think she saw it—I have no doubt she heard the conversation about the razor, and the cut—there appeared no change whatever into her conduct and countenance—she sat almost motionless, and all the reply she made was, her head—there was not a tear nor any emotion when I brought her away—she did not desire to see the child before she left—I took her away in a coach, with four or five other persons—I was in the coach with her about ten minutes—I had no conversation with her—she never said a sentence—I took her down to our workhouse, and had her there all day, till after the Inquest—I then took her in a coach to Newgate—I had no conversation with her during

the whole time I saw her—I was not able to he with her the whole time—she knew me—she never said a word about the transaction.

THOMAS DIBBLE . I am the prisoner's brother-in-law, and live at Woolwich, in Kent. I brought her up from her infancy—when she was six or seven years old she went as servant to Mr. King, of Plumpstead, eighteen or nineteen years ago—Mrs. King died about fourteen years ago, and after that she married Mr. King—he was a man of considerable property—I worked under him—he died in 1825—the prisoner then came into about 4000l.—I observed a great change in her conduct after that, before she married Clarke—she went several times to a weekly auction, and bought a considerable quantity of crockery, both before and after Mr. King's death—I knew such articles were not wanted—after they were bought, she took them back again, and had them re-sold—I know Mr. James, the dissenting minister, of a chapel in College-street—she took a religious turn before Mr. King's death, and sent for Mr. James—I can hardly say what it was for—her sister knew most about it, but she is dead—I remember her going two or three times, and Mr. James was not at home—I was not with her—I remember her taking our infant out for a walk, in Mr. King's time—the child came home late at night, and she with it—she had asked the mother to let it go out with her for a walk—I do not know at what time, for I was not at home—she came home with it, to the best of my recollection—she went to Dartford, in a post-chaise, as I was informed on the road—I and my brother went as far as Dartford after her—the child was at home when she went to Dartford—after Mr. King's death, she was gone away, we did not know where—she was living with us at that time and we went down to Dartford, and lost sight of her there—she got home before us, and said she had passed us at Dartford, in a coach, and that she had got home before us, through the woods, in the night—she had nothing to do at Dartford—I did not consider her fit to be trusted alone at that time—she said she would go where she liked—I did not follow her.

Q. What was the alteration you saw in her after King's death? A. She quite changed—when she was walking out, she used to say, "You will see me in hell"—I said, "What do you mean? you talk very strangely"—she had a particular antipathy to the water—we went on the water, at one time, and she said she wished the boat would upset with her.

COURT. Q. Did she always talk in a very strange way, or only now and then? A. Very often—she was rational sometimes, and seemed to know what she was about better than at other times.

REBECCA LINDSEY . I have known the prisoner nearly eleven years. I remember on one occasion having arranged to join her to go to Margate—on the morning appointed for going, she was missing—she then lived at Woolwich, on the Plumpstead-road—I lived at Lewisham, six miles from her, but she was at my house on a visit—I sent my servant to call her up, as she was to be ready to go to Margate, and every thing was prepared to go, the day before—I said, "You must get up early, to be ready, as the packet goes at nine o'clock"—I sent my servant to call her up, and she said she was gone out—I sent one one way, and one another, to the two hair-dressers in the village; but she could not be found—a man came to my house at last, and said, "Does a lady lodge here in the name of King?"—I said, "Yes, a visitor"—he said, "She has been taken from the side of the water," which is about a quarter of a mile from my house—I was frightened, but when I recovered, I said I would see her, and she might be brought back again—I saw her—she had nothing on, but shoes,

stockings a flannel-petticoat, and night-gown, and she had my cloak over her head; she had taken that from behind the door—she had a bonnet and veil lent to her to come home in—it did not belong to her—when she went away, she had nothing but my cloak covered over her, because I saw her other things left behind—when she was brought back, the had my cloak on, a petticoat, and night-jacket, but no gown—I said, "Oh, Mrs. King, what have you been doing?"—she said, "The devil has been tempting me to go and make away with myself"—she looked dreadfully melancholy, and was very ill—she had a very vacant look indeed—I got a person to watch her; I thought her mad—I did not go to Margate with her, but got a person to watch her—she remained in my house two hours after that, and then we had a fly, and she went from my house straight to Margate, but I did not go with her; I sent a person with her—I have seen her a few times since—she always appeared very much dejected in her spirits—I have seen her four times since she has married Clarke—I never was at the public-house.

HENRY FULLER . I am a surgeon, and live in the Hackney-road. I have known the prisoner six or seven years—she has not been of sound mind during that time—she was not always unsound, but occasionally so—I attended her about four years ago, in consequence of hypochondria—I have attended her several times in a similar way.

Q. What was the nature of her unsoundness? A. Nervousness and melancholy in every way—she appeared to be very religious—she was always rather disposed to melancholy—she behaved with the greatest kindness to her children, and was particularly fond of them—I saw her in the early part of December, or the latter end of November—I called in on some business respecting Mr. Thomas Clarke, the brother of Mr. Clarke—I did not see him, but saw Mrs. Clarke—I was in the room about an hour; she appeared in a very melancholy state, so much so, that she never spoke to me—there had been a change in her pecuniary affairs, which appeared to have affected her spirits—I was with her nearly an hour, and she said nothing—I saw both her children—I believe the infant was in her arms part of the time, and sometimes on the carpet—I spoke to the prisoner several times—she made no answer to me whatever—I believe she knew me—I was very much surprised at her conduct, and mentioned it to her friends—I repeatedly asked her what was the matter with her, and got no answer—I considered her in a state of madness—I have not seen her since—I believe at that time she was in a state of melancholy derangement.

SAMUEL BOUVIER . I live in Fort-street. I have known the prisoner ten years, and have had frequent opportunities of noticing her conduct and disposition during the whole time, up to this period—her general disposition is reserved—at times I have seen her collected, at other times otherwise—she was often at my house at dinner and tea—when sitting at my table, sometimes, she would be lost in thought, and would turn up her eye balls in a wild way, as if her mind was over powered with some over-whelming idea—this has happened frequently, more particularly lately—I have known her sit a long time without speaking, apparently lost in thought—I saw her three or four days before this happened—she was at my house—I considered her mind then overwhelmed, in a state of derangement—not fit to be trusted—if she had been under my care, I should have fastened every window down, and kept every thing out of her way—she kept throwing her eyeballs up, looking melancholy—her conversation was irrational at times; and three days before this happened, her conversation

was incorrect—the child was with her when she came to my house—she always brought it, and appeared particularly fond of it—when I saw her, three days before, her conversation was incoherent, and her mind was overwhelmed with some idea—she staid late—we were obliged to say, "Now you must go; do go, Mrs. Clarke"—she seemed fearful of going home—we were obliged almost to force her to go—she never complained of her husband—he is a very young man, and very gay—she had 4000l. or 5000l. when he married her.

ELIZABETH COLE . I am a widow, and live in Duke-street, Old-artillery-ground. I have known the prisoner ten years—she has been in the habit of visiting at my house—I have had opportunities of seeing her conduct—it has not been always alike—at times I have noticed a strangeness about her—she would sit for a very long while at a time without taking notice of any person—I have known her spoken to by persons, and she has not replied—she never came to me but twice without the infant, and appeared very fond of it—she came to my house on the 26th of December with the child—her conduct was very strange then—she said, "Mrs. Cole, I feel very ill, in a very low way; I am getting into the nervous way I was in once before: I feel quite alarmed at myself"—she said nothing particular more than that—she looked very ill—her eyes looked very bad—I have seen her very low before at times—she always complained she was fearful of going into the nervous way she had been in before—when she was in that low way, she would sit a long time, then start up, and walk about the room, quite lost—she never talked to me about religion—the last time she was with me, she said she was afraid of herself, and expressed a dread of being left alone—she was always a kind mother to the infant, and was afraid to trust it out of her arms to any one.

COURT. Q. Did she complain of want of necessaries? A. Never—she never complained of her husband's conduct.

ELIZABETH WARD . I have known the prisoner ever since last November—she came to stay at my house—she had no home when she first came—on the Friday before this happened, she came to me between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, and stopped all night with the baby—I had weaned the child—on Saturday she asked me to let a child of mine go home with her, and afterwards she declined to go—I went home with her on Saturday night—she had put on her bonnet and cloak, to go home to dinner with the child, but changed her mind, and asked, if she stopped till evening, whether I would go with her, as she had a particular dread of going home by herself—she was generally neat in her person and dress—on this Friday she appeared very respectable—she walked up and down my room on Saturday morning, as if she was distracted, and said she was afraid something would happen to her—I said, "Mrs. Clarke, what is the matter?"—she continued walking to and fro about ten minutes—I then asked her what she was afraid would happen—she said she was getting as bad as she was ten years ago in her head; and her mind was very much distressed, and she was afraid she should attempt to destroy herself—I went home with her at eight o'clock at night—she had put on her bonnet, and said she would go home in the morning, and sat in a very desponding manner for half an hour—she then said, "If you will go with me tonight, I will not go, for I fear going to my place;" and when I went home with her at night, she persuaded me very much to stay with her, saying, if I left her, the devil would begin with her, and she should not have another bit of peaces—I considered her in a state of madness on the Saturday

—she did not appear to know what she was doing—she was always very fond of the child, and always fed it before she had her own meals, that it should be warm and comfortable, and would not allow any one to feed it but herself.

MR. WILLIAM WADHAM COPE . I am governor of Newgate. I have observed the conduct of the prisoner since she has been in my custody—she appeared always in one way—I have seen her almost every day for two months—she appeared very melancholy, and sat the whole day without speaking to any one—I think she appeared conscious of her situation—Mr. McMurdo, the surgeon, has seen her—I am not aware whether he has given her medicine—I have not heard her say a word about the crime she is accused of—I never saw her in tears.

NOT GUILTY, being insane at the time of committing the act.

Before Lord Chief Baron Abinger.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-807
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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807. THOMAS LITTLE was indicted , for that he, on the 27th of September, at St. Catherine Cree Church, alias Christ Church, having in his custody and possession a certain Bill of Exchange, which was as follows: "£49 13s.—London, September 27, 1834—Four months after date, pay to our order 49l. 13s., value received— Thomas Little and Co., to Mr. C. Stiell, Poplar," feloniously did forge on the said Bill of Exchange, an acceptance of the same, which was as follows: "C. Stiell, at No. 69, Leadenhall-street, City," with intent to defraud Henry Cooper, against the Statute.—2nd COUNT. for uttering, &c., a like forged acceptance, knowing it to be forged, with a like intent.—3rd, 4th, and 5th COUNTS, omitting to set out the Bill of Exchange and acceptance.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.

HENRY COOPER . I am a Black well-hall-factor, and live in Cateaton-street. In September last, or the beginning of October, I received from the prisoner some Bills of Exchange, among others the bill produced—he asked me to discount them—he was at that time in my debt—in consequence of an arrangement with him afterwards, I applied the bills in my hands towards liquidating my own account.

JOHN WESTWOOD . I live in Regent-street, Kennington-cross. I was eighteen years old last October—on the 2nd of December, 1883, I went to live with the prisoner as porter, to carry out parcels, in Leadenhall-street—I slept in the house afterwards—I remember the prisoner coming to live at the house in Leadenhall-street—he carried on business in Basinghall-street before—some time after that I became pattern-card-maker and shopman—he was a woollen-draper—one evening, after the shop was shut, I went to the prisoner's desk—it was about the month of April—he called to me after the shop was shut, and said, "John, as my clerk is out, I must make you clerk to-night," and then wrote across a piece of paper the name of Joyce or Rice, and desired me to copy it across two blank stamps, which I did—he said nothing more about it—about six weeks or two months afterwards, after the shop was shut, he called me again, and wrote the name of Joyce or Rice, and desired me to write it—I wrote this "C. Still," across this bill by command of the prisoner, about the month of September, and about eleven o'clock in the day—he took me up into the drawing-room, shut the door, and desired me to sit down till he was ready for me—I believe he locked the door—I sat down—in about five minutes he produced two blank stamps, one of them a printed one, which is this one—he wrote across a slip of paper "C. Still," and desired me to copy it across the two

blank stamps, which I did—one of them is the one produced—he said nothing to me after I had done it—this is the one which had printing on it, and I am certain that the other was not printed—there was no writing on it whatever, except "C. Still," which I wrote by his direction—on the Sunday following, I mentioned this at home—I believe the house of Bentley and Co. had not failed at that time—there was a person in the prisoner's employ named Jeremiah Mitchell—in consequence of what I heard of the transaction of Bentley and Co., I mentioned this transaction to Mitchell—up to that time I knew nothing of the nature of accommodation bills—I have frequently seen the prisoner write—the filling up of the body of this bill I firmly believe to be his handwriting.

Q. Look at the words, "at 169, Leadenhall-street, City." A. I believe that to be Mr. Little's, and the indorsement I believe to be his also—on the 30th of January, I remember this bill being presented at Leaden-hall-street—I knew it when it was so presented—I was at the Mansion-house on the 3rd of February, when the prisoner was to be examined—I saw him in the lobby with Roe, the officer—the prisoner came up to me, and said, "John, have you told any thing?" or words to that effect—I cannot remember his exact words—what he said first to me was, "John, have you got to appear against me?"—I said I believed I had, but I did not know, but I believed I had—he said, "If you have, for God's sake mind what you say, for we shall be both transported for life if you do not."

Q. You said he said, "Have you told any thing?" A. Yes, that was his brother—his brother likewise spoke to me—that was a mistake of mine.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS? Q. His brother was not in custody, was he? A. No—I made a mistake in saying the prisoner said, "Have you told any thing?"—it was a gentleman who I believe to be his brother—I was very much surprised at the prisoner saying I should be transported—I had no notion that any thing was wrong—I did not know I was accepting a bill—I did not put the word "Accepted" to it, but I have learned since that it was an acceptation—I had not the slightest notion of that at the time—I had seen a bill before, but had always been in the habit of seeing the word "Accepted"—I never saw one without that word—I did not know what he wanted it done for—I thought he could not possibly ask me to do what was wrong—I knew he could write himself—I thought it odd that he did not write it himself—I did not ask why he did not—I thought I had no right to ask my governor any questions—I had been in service before with a person named Buck, a stationer, in the Westminster-road, and with Jones, also Willet and Dineley, proctors, and Payne, a dyer—the proctors were not notaries, to my knowledge—my uncle, Mr. Whitaker, is alive—I was never in his service—I was living in his house about seven years ago, before I went into any body's service—I left of my own free will.

Q. Did your uncle tax you with any thing before you left? A. That has nothing to do with it—he did not—I think it has nothing to do with it—very likely my uncle is here, and you can ask him—he has found fault with me, perhaps, for a great many things—I left his house to go to Mr. Jones—I do not remember what fault he found with me last—I cannot think of one particular fault, at present.

Q. Will you swear positively he never found fault with you for any thing he thought dishonest? A. I believe he did—I do not know exactly what it was about—he used to say when I went out on errands I used to

charge more for the things than I actually paid—that was four or five months before I left him—he charged me with doing it on several occasions—he did not tell me he did not wish to keep me in his house any longer, on account of his suspicions.

Q. You never quarrelled in Mr. Little's house with any of the family? A. Never, not with any of the family—his wife never accused me of any thing, to my knowledge—she never accused me of theft—I can bring witnesses to prove that he placed the greatest reliance possible on me—his sister never accused me of theft, nor was any thing of the sort mentioned all the while I was there—she never accused me of pilfering pence and halfpence from the change—I was never charged with keeping back 8d. which I got in change, for potatoes, nor with the beer money—there was never any row about 24l. which I had to pay a bill with—I was in the habit of taking up bills for Mr. Little—he never had permission to use other persons' names in bills, to my knowledge—I was never accused, by any body in the house, of secreting a sovereign out of 24l. which I had to pay a bill, nor of secreting the least thing, not even a pin—I paid a great many bills towards the last six months, and never saw a bill without the word "Accepted" to it.

JURY. Q. You have been in the habit of presenting bills to customers? A. No, I never presented a bill—I did not know I was committing a forgery when I was accepting the bill—I knew the acceptor of a bill was liable to pay it—I lived with Mr. Buck about eighteen months ago—he kept a circulating library in Mount-street.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. When you went to Mr. Little, did you receive a character? A. Mr. Little went after my character—I left a situation on purpose to go to him—the person I was with receive two years' characters with me—I went to him from Mr. Baynes, in the "Borough—I only lived with him three months, when I was sent for by my uncle to go to the prisoner—it was entirely through my uncle that I went into the prisoner's service—I had never seen Mr. Little but once before in my life—I knew Mrs. Little—I had two years' character when I went to live with him—this was done in September, I believe—I remained with him until he assigned his goods over to his creditors—that was in December, or January, this year—Mr. Little never complained as to my honesty—he always spoke in the highest terms possible of me—he did not charge me with any dishonesty at the Mansion-house.

PHILIP WHITAKER . I am a cloth-factor, and live in Basiaghall-slreet. I know the prisoner, and have seen him write—I believe the body of this Bill of Exchange to be his handwriting—I believe the words, "At Leadenhall-street, City," to be his handwriting, and the indorsement—the boy has been in our service since this—I was one of the trustees under the assignment—we continued him in our employ, understanding his character was good—whether that was from Mr. Little, I cannot be positive—if Mr. Little had made any complaint of his character, we should not have kept him.

Cross-examhied. Q. took at the name written over "69, Leadehall-street," what is the name? A. It looks more like Stiell than Still.

----MITCHELL. I was formerly in the employ of the prisoner—(looking at the bill) I believe the whole of this, except "C. Still," to be the handwriting of the prisoner.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. How long were you in his employ? A. I went there on the 1st of September last, and continued with him up

to the present time nearly—he had bill transactions to a considerable extent—I understood there were a great many accommodation bills—I do not know whether he and other persons were in the habit of lending each other their names.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Do you know whether in September last he had any customer of the name of Still? A. A person named Still, who lived at Poplar, used to come and lay out a few pounds—he was not a credit customer—his name was Adam Still.

Q. Had your employer, to your knowledge, any other person named Still, or Stiell, at Poplar, except that person? A. No—I know he lived at Poplar, but where there I do not know—he is a tailor—I have knows him many years.

ADAM STILL . I live at Poplar. I have been a customer to Mr. Little, but not above two or three times, and then I paid cash for what I bought—I live at 148, High-street, Poplar, and have lived there ten years—my son Robert lives at Poplar, but I do notk now any other person of our name at Poplar—this acceptance is neither my writing nor my son's—I do not know any other Still, or Stiell, living at Poplar—the bill is spelt perfectly in the same way as I write—it is spelt the same way as I spell my name—there is no dot over the "i"—I cannot see that they could make any thing else of it but "i"—I never saw Mr. Little in my life, to my knowledge—I owed him nothing.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. This is exactly the way you sign your name? A. No; it is not—it is the way I spell my name—I should write my name as "Adam Still" if I accepted a bill—I should write "Adam" at full length—this is "C"—I very often dot the "i"—if I did not write "Adam" at full length, I should put "A.," not "C."—there are many hundreds of lodgers at Poplar, respectable people, whose names I know nothing about.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Look at this account entered in this book: did you ever have any goods of the prisoner to the amount stated in that book? A. No; I have examined it—there is an entry here, "By Acceptance, 13th of January, £49 13s. 6d."

JOSEPH HENRY HAWES . I am clerk to the official assignees under the prisoner's estate. This was one of the books produced to us as his book—I have the bill-book and the day-book.

Prisoner's Defence. I wish it to be understood that the name is "Still," and not "Stiull."

(Frederick Wilson, silk-mercer and woollen-draper, Hanway-street; William Gilbert, tailor, 14, Shoreditch; Jabez Price, stock-broker, Wsalworth; Temperance Neal, Walworth; John Bishop, umbrella-maker, Ludgate-hill; Thomas Dutton, ironmonger, Leadenhall-street; and Thomas Linson, tailor, Piccadilly, deposed to the prisoner's good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.— Transported for Life.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-808
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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Reference Numbert18350302-809
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809. SARAH BARNES was indicted for that she, on the 10th of October, having in her possession a Bill of Exchange, the tenor of which is as follows:—"£20—London, October 10, 1834.—Three Months after date pay to my order 20l., for value received in goods.—Sarah Barnes—To Henry Maxwell, Esq., Turnham Green, Middlesex" feloniously did forge a certain acceptance of the said Bill of Exchange, which is as follows:—"Accepted; payable at 23, Jermyn-street, St. James's-square.—HENRY MAXWELL," with intent to defraud James Philp, against the Statute.—2nd COUNT, for uttering, disposing of, and putting off a like forged acceptance, well knowing it to be forged, with like intent.—2 other COUNTS, omitting to set out the forged instrument.

MESSRS. PHILLIPS and BODKIN conducted the Prosecution.

JOHN LLOYD . I am clerk to Mr. James Philp, a linen-merchant. He has no partner, but trades under the firm of Philp and Co.—on the 9th of October I was at his warehouse at No. 82, Gutter-lane—the prisoner had been at our warehouse, buying something before, and on that day she bought four pieces of Irish linen, and gave me this bill in payment—it purports to be drawn on H. Maxwell, Esq., Turnham-green, Middlesex—I asked her who Mr. Maxwell was—she said he was a most respectable man, living on Turnham-green, on his property; a man of independent property; that she had done business with him; supplied him with goods, and also his son with goods, and she took that bill in part payment of goods supplied to him—I let her have the linen—the bill was paid over to Williams and Hill—the prisoner at that time lived at No. 3, Jermyn-street, Piccadilly, where the bill was made payable—on the 13th of January it was due, and returned to us as dishonoured.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Are you the clerk or agent of Williams and Hill? A. I was then clerk and warehouseman to Mr. Philp—I am now agent to Williams and Hill—I do not know who are the prosecutors of this indictment—I believe Williams and Hill are, but I do not know it—I never learned it from them—another bill has been preferred against the prisoner for obtaining goods under false pretences—I was examined before the Grand Jury on that charge—I did not tell them on that occasion that the bill was lost, nor did any body in my hearing—this is the first I have heard of it—I was before the Magistrate—the prisoner's attorney there offered to produce Henry Maxwell, if my principals would undertake not to arrest him—I do not know whether there was a writ against him at that time—I do not believe it—Mr. Wooller was the attorney—he was asked, and said he would give no undertaking—the first time I ever saw the prisoner was, I believe, in October last—I changed my situation from Mr. Philp to Williams and Hill in November, after the sale of the goods, and after the receipt of the bill—the goods were to a larger amount than the bill—I do not think it was 27l. 10s. more than the 20l. on that transaction—I sold her goods to the amount of 14l. 10s., and received a 20l. note an payment—I received the same day 10l., which was placed to a former account.

Q. Had not other goods been sold to her to the amount of 28l. 9s. 6d.? A. Yes; on the 10th the goods were 14l. 10s. 6d.—those goods were sold on the bill—there was not a discount of 1l. deducted from 48l. 4s.

Q. Then there was no sum of 47l. due? A. You are going out of the account: I sold her the goods, amounting to 14l. 10s. 6d., on the 9th of October—I received 10l. from her on the 9th of October, and another 10l. on the 24th of October, and Mr. Philp received from her the same day 2l. 10s.—I received 5l. in cash from her on the 3rd of October, and received the Bill of Exchange on the 9th of October—the bill was paid from Philp to Williams and Hill on a business transaction, for goods, I believe—I handed over the bill to Williams and Hill by Mr. Philp's request, after

he had indorsed it—I do not know Mr. Maxwell—I am satisfied he did not live at Turnham-green, from the inquiries I have made.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you see Mr. Elkins examined on the prisoner's part before the Magistrate? A. Yes; he is in Court now.

COURT. Q. You knew the prisoner first in October? A. Yes—she came to Mr. Phiip's warehouse to purchase goods, representing herself as a manufacturer of shirts, and living at No. 23, Jermyn-street, St. James's—she made an agreement, when she purchased the first parcel of goods, that the whole amount of the first parcel should be paid before she had any more, and proposed making weekly or monthly payments—when she passed the bill, she told me she wanted more goods; and as we had made an arrangement to pay weekly, she purchased eleven pieces of Irish linen—five pieces were sent to her, and the bill taken for them—I am sure she said Maxwell was then living at Turnham-green, and she had been supplying both him and his son, and had supplied his son with goods to go out to India.

BENJAMIN SUTCLIFF . I am clerk to Williams and Hill, of Bow Church-ard. I saw the prisoner on the subject of this bill—it was not paid when it became due—I presented it for payment at No. 23, Jermyn-street, and asked her for the money—she said she could not pay it then, but she would in a few days—I asked her if Mr. Maxwell was there, at No. 23, Jermyn-street—she said he was not there—I said, "Where does Mr. Maxwell live?"—she said, "I cannot tell you"—that is what she said.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Have Williams and Hill any other acceptances of Maxwell's, drawn by her? A. I think they have one—I have seen it—it is for 20l.—they have received 17l. 10s. of that, in different instalments—I suppose the last was two months ago, or more—part of it was since the conversation I had with her about the bill, and part before—they received it from Philp, I think—it came from Philp's house.

COURT. Q. Have you had any transaction with the prisoner, about any acceptance of Maxwell's, except this one? A. Never.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. How long had you known the prisoner living in Jermyn-street? A. About three months—I am not aware of any proceedings having been taken against Maxwell on this bill—I have not given instructions to arrest him, and do not know of any instructions being given.

JOHN LLOYD re-examined. I have not received 18l. on another transaction between Barnes and Maxwell—I know nothing about it—I know nothing of any other acceptance of Maxwell's.

GEORGE CROW . I am a carpenter, and live at Chiswick. I have been in that neighbourhood twenty-five years, and have served the office of overseer—I am well acquainted with Turnham-green, and the people residing there—I knew no Mr. Maxwell there in October, or at any time last year—I must have known it if he had been there six months.

Cross-examined. Q. Is Turnham-green in the parish of Chiswick? A. Yes—I do not know of any such person living there within twenty-five years—I can say he has not been there within the last three years, as the occupier of a house—I was overseer two years, and collector one of the two years, and now I am collector and assistant overseer.

COURT. Q. Turnham-green is a place where several houses are let in lodgings, is it not? A. I think not several—there are houses which are let, furnished, for a few weeks—we rate the landlord or occupier—we do not rate a man who takes it for a few weeks in the summer, unless he

is in when the rate is made—there may be some persons that take ready—furnished houses, not rated—persons may take furnished lodgings for the summer, and not be rated, but not many—there might be two—(bill read.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am not guilty.

HENRY MAXWELL . Q. Look at the acceptance on that bill, is that your handwriting? A. It is.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. What are you? A. I have been in the Army, but am now out of it—I have no occupation that I follow—I have a little income of my own, an annuity—I do not say it is regularly paid—I cannot live on it, for I do not receive it—I live by the assistance of my friends—I have a bill in Chancery, and they assist me until it is determined—I live at No. 15, Park-terrace, Camden-town—I have lived there some weeks—I suppose three or four months—I lived at Bell's-buildings, before I went there, for about three months—I lived in the Pavilion-road, Hammersmith, before that, near the public-house on the right hand—I took it as a residence—I had no lease of it—I was there about five months, I believe—I resided near the Queen's-elms, Salamanca-place, Chelsea, before that—no, not Salamanca-place, but near it—I lived there about two months—it is just at the turnpike, by the Queen's-elms—I do not recollect the name—it was a Mrs. Lytton's—I think it is Salamanca-place—I do not recollect where I lived before that—I never went by the name of Moffat, or Muffett—I went by my own name at all the places, except in Bell's-buildings, that is the only place I went by the name of Moffat.

Q. Why take the name of Moffat? A. That is best known to myself, I had my reasons for it—it is not my name—I was in difficulties, under circumstances which I did not wish my name to be known—I owed money, and people take that opportunity of changing their own name—I was sending my son to the West Indies, last February twelvemonth—he went by his own name, of Maxwell, and always did, to the best of my recollection.

Q. You have stated that, except at Bell's-buildings, you never went by the name of Moffat? A. In Bell's-buildings, and the place I now reside at; my son has gone by the name of Moffat—I have gone by the name of Moffat ever since I have lived at Bell's-buildings; about three months—my son was going to the West Indies in February last year, but did not go—I believe you know where he is now—I have been acquainted with Mrs. Barnes a great many years—she has called on me at Bell's-buildings, in her way to the City—I went by the name of Moffat there, but the persons in the house I lodged at knew my name—I told them the reason—I was under a cloud, and that I went by the name of Moffat—Mrs. Barnes knew my name was Maxwell.

Q. She knew you went by the name of Moffat? A. I do not know that—I do not make the world acquainted with my circumstances—she knew me in good circumstances—I dare say she knew me at all these lodgings—she occasionally called at the different places where I lived.

Q. How many bills have you accepted which have gone through her hands? A. A great many—I dare say a dozen or two—I will not swear there have not been three dozen of my acceptances pass through her hands within the last three years—I was not carrying on any business which she could see—I cannot tell how many of my acceptances are now out, which passed through her hands—my acceptances were given to her as an accommodation to herself—she knew that—I dare say she has had a dozen of them—she had them from me, and always took them up—I do not think

she knew my situation—I did not make my circumstances known to her—she might have called, for a few hours, passing by—I cannot swear three dozen of my acceptances have not been in her hands—I cannot swear to any specific number—I believe it is within two dozen—I think I go beyond the number—(looking at the bill) this is an accommodation acceptance—she took it from me as an accommodation bill, promising to take it up herself.


(See page 827.)

First Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-810
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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810. RICHARD BENNETT was indicted for feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Henry Moses, about the hour of five in the night of the 25th of February, at the precincts of Old Tower Without, with intent to steal, and stealing therein 4 table napkins, value 4s.; and 1 table-cloth, value 2s. 6d.; his goods.

MOSES SOLOMON KEYSER . I live with Henry Moses, at No. 41, Trinity-square, Tower-hill, in the precincts of the Tower Without. My brother has a wine-cellar at the back of the premises—he keeps the house—I do not know whether it is in any parish—I believe not—he pays poor-rates—I was going into the cellar, about twelve o'clock in the day, and observed some holes in the wine-cellar door, which appeared to be burnt with a redhot poker, as large as my hand, and afterwards cut away with a knife—on going into the kitchen, to examine the pantry, a lad who was with me saw a hat—I locked the pantry door, and ran up stain—I heard the pantry door burst open—I could see, through the back parlour window, a man running across the garden—he jumped over the wall, which leads to a piece of waste ground, belonging to the Trinity Company—I afterwards saw the prisoner in Hodge's custody—he had lived in my brother's service, as footman, at one time—the prisoner is the man—I saw a table-cloth taken from round the prisoner's body.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. For how long did you see the person who was getting over the wall? A. For a minute or two—I saw his back—I cannot say the same person was taken into custody—I am almost positive of it—my brother's house is not within the gates of the Tower—I have seen his receipts for poor-rates—it is in the precinct of Old Tower Without—that is what is stated on the receipts—I have a receipt here.

WILLIAM CHILDS . I am beadle of Trinity-square. I know the house of Henry Moses—it is close to the edge of the City, in the precincts of Old Tower Without—I found the prisoner in the custody of Hodges, in Mr. Moses's house—I searched him, and found a table-cloth round his waist, and two glass-cloths round each leg, at the top of his boots—when I took the table-cloth from him, I said, "Have you got any thing more?"—he pulled his trowsers up, and I found the two glass-cloths round his legs—I found 4s. 10 1/4 d. on him.

Cross-examined. Q. Where did you take him? A. In the house—Hodges had taken him into the house.

JAMES EVERSON . I am servant to Mr. Moses. I was with Keyser, looking into the pantry—I found a man's hat behind a jelly strainer, and when I got to the hall door I heard something crack—I went after a policeman, and as I came back I saw the prisoner come from the back of the house—Hodges secured him—the table-cloth and napkins produced belong to the prosecutor.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you examined them? A. Yes; I find there

is a mark on them—it is, "Henry, Maria, Mary, Ann Moses"—I have read that on them before—the pantry is under the hall—there is no light there—I saw marks on the wine-cellar door.

ROBERT THORP . I assisted in taking the prisoner to the station-house—I neither threatened, nor made him any promise—I asked him if I had not seen him driving a cab—he said, "Yes" that Mr. Moses knew him better, for he had lived with him two years—I asked bow he could get in—he said he let himself down the palisades into the area, and opened the shutters, one of which was closed, and got in—he hoped Mr. Moses would be merciful to him—he said he did it at half-past five o'clock that morning—it was dark at that; time—so dark that I could not see a man's features—I asked how long he remained there—he said he entered about half-past five o'clock, and concealed himself till he was taken.

Cross-examined. Q. Where did he tell you all this? A. On going down to the station—I cautioned him not to say any thing to implicate himself—I knew it made a difference in the punishment whether he broke into the house, and knowing that, I asked him how he got into the house he said he would tell Mr. Moses all about it—I did not wish him to tell me.

JAMES EVERSON re-examined. There is a place where he might easily me conceal himself under the pantry shelf, in an arch—he might lie there—the family get up about seven o'clock.

Cross-examined. Q. Are there any good-looking servant girls there? A. There are pretty and plain—the hole appeared to be burnt, and then cut away—the servants generally get up at seven o'clock—we left a fire when we went to bed at half-past eleven o'clock—we generally go up stairs together—the cook shuts the kitchen door—I Went, to bed at half-past eleven o'clock—we leave the fire burning.

HENRY MOSES examined by MR. PAYNE. The prisoner lived with about two years and a half—I cannot say whether he bore a good character, without explaining the case fully.

COURT. Q. When did he quit your service? A. About two years age—he never visited at my house afterwards—I cannot account for his being there—it is not the custom to leave the fire alight after going to bed—in the morning the cook said she had lost her mosey out of the drawer—I went down into the kitchen, and her pocket was in the drawer, tied up as she had left it—that was about nine o'clock in the morning.

JURY. Q. Do you know that property? A. Yes, it is mine.

GUILTY of Stealing, but not of breaking and entering. Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-811
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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811. WILLIAM PARRY was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Nowland, on the 13th of February, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 cap, value 1s., his goods.

JOHN NOWLAND . I am the son of Barney Nowland, of Finssbury-market. he was formerly porter to Hanbury and Co., bankers, Lombard-street—on Friday, the 13th of February, I was in Bishopsgate-street—I saw a boy at a haberdasher's window—I heard the window break, and looked round—the boy was gone away—I went into the shop, and told the person—I came out, and in Sun-street I saw the prisoner and the lad I had seen at the window, and five or six more—the prisoner came round and pushed me—he asked the lad I had seen at the window if that was him—he said, "Yes"—I returned home towards Skinner-street, and met them there; and they all, pretty well, had a thump at me—I went on, and in Fmsbury-market they

all came to me again—a big boy struck me, and as fast as I got up they knocked me down—the prisoner struck me among the rest, and during that time I lost my cap—I cannot say they meant to steal it.

JURY. Q. Did they give you any reason for beating you? A. Not at all—they said, "Is that him?" and all came about me—I think my cap was knocked off in the scuffle—I do not think they meant to rob me.

HENRY SCROOP . I am the son of William Scroop, of Bligh's-buildings, Sun-street, a chimney-sweeper. The prisoner came down Angel-alley to me, and asked if I wanted to buy a cap—this is the cap (looking at it)—I asked where he got it—he said he gave threepence for it—I bought it of him, and had it at home—I sewed it up, as it was torn, and I know it by that—I gave him fourpence for it.

Prisoner. I lost a cap, and did not know but that was mine—I picked up two caps, and thought this was my own, till next day—I did not want it, and sold it.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-812
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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812. HENRY BUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February, 1 candlestick, value 1s. 9d., the goods of Joseph Beeson.

JOSEPH BEESON . On the 26th of February, I was in my shed, No. 3, New-road, Whitechapel, about one o'clock in the day. I saw two lads in the shop—I went and asked what they wanted—they asked if I had any metal to sell—I said "No"—I looked round, and missed two candlesticks—the prisoner was one of the lads—I went after him, about four doors—I found it in the prisoner's bag—he said it was not mine, he had bought it in Brick-lane; but I have a mark on it, a "B"—in taking him to the office, he acknowledged it was mine, and hoped I would not go on with the prosecution, saying, he had got a good trade, and it would be no good to take him before a Magistrate.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. Did not he tell you the other boy had done it? A. Yes—I did not see it taken—the other boy did not no away—both came back, but he kept far enough away from me not to be laid hold of.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Three Months.

NEW COURT—Saturday, March 7, 1835.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-813
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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813. THOMAS PHILLIPS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February, 1 box, value 2d.; and 9lbs. of figs, value 4s. 6d.; the goods of Robert Reaveley.

WILLIAM HORSFORD . I am an officer of the Mendicity Society. On the 21st of February, I saw the prisoner, and another smaller boy, go into the prosecutor's shop—the other one took a drum of figs, and gave it to the prisoner'—he ran off—I pursued, and he dropped the figs—I took them up, and took him.

ROBERT SHEEL . I am shopman to Robert Reaveley, a grocer, in Marylebone. This drum of figs is his property.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going down Paddington-street—a boy came and said, "Will you have a drum of figs?"—he gave them to me.

WILLIAM HORSFORD . They both went into the shop; the other took the figs, and gave them to the prisoner.

GUILTY . † Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-814
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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814. FREDERICK MUFFETT was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of February, 1 watch, value 50s.; 1 chain, value 6d.; 1 key, value 2d.; and 1 shawl, value 6s.; the goods of William Murrells.

SARAH MURRELLS . I am the wife of William Murrells, of Marshall-street, Golden-square—he is a saddler. I know the prisoner's mother, and I had seen him once before—on Tuesday, the 3rd of February, he came and said he was very sorry to tell me, his father had been arrested that morning, that his mother had no shawl to put on, and she would be obliged if I would lend her one—I said I would—he then asked me if I would let him write a note to Miss Sarah, a young woman in Jermyn-street—I said "Yes;" and asked him into the room, and put the pen and ink on the table—he took a bit of paper from his pocket, and sat down to write—he then asked me to go and buy a pen, and said he could not write with the one I gave him, which was a steel pen—he put a halfpenny down on the table, but I did not go, and he finished the note—it was then a quarter to six o'clock in the evening—I gave him a piece of sealing-wax, and he sealed it—he then got up, put the shawl which I had given him under his arm, and opened the parlour door—he turned back and said, "Your candle wants snuffing"—(there was a candle alight on the table)—he snuffed the candle out—my husband's watch was lying on the table when he snuffed the candle out—I had a fire, but not enough to light the room—I did not see him take the watch, but I heard the chain draw along the table—I said, "You have got my watch"—he made no answer—I put my hand on the table, and said again, "You have got the watch"—he banged the door, and before I could open the door, he was gone out of the street door—the watch was gone also.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Is your husband a saddler, or a saddler's apprentice? A. A saddler's apprentice—when the Magistrate asked if he was an apprentice, we said yes—I have been married four months on the 26th of October—before that, I lived at Mr. Davis's, No. 23, Jermyn-street—I did not tell the prisoner that; his mother used to come to see me when I was servant there—that is how I knew her.

Q. Was Colonel Nicholson there? A. Yes—my husband is a middling-size—I married him because I liked him—I have always said so.

Q. Have you never said that you married him because Colonel Nicholson had reasons? A. To whom, Sir? Perhaps I said it to a good many that I was going to get married.

Q. Did you ever say to any body that you married at Colonel Nicholson's request, he having good reasons for wishing it? A. No—I had only seen the prisoner once before—he knocked at the door—I swear that—there is not any body that lives in the house here—he came to ask me to lend him the shawl for his mother—I knew his mother.

Q. How soon afterwards did you accuse him? A. I went down directly, and told my husband—I had not told him my husband would be out—he was not taken up for more than a week—I had not met him at Mrs. Barnes's—she is married, and living in Jermyn-street—her husband has not been at home lately—she had lodged in the first floor at Mr. Davies's when I lived servant there.

Q. What do you call "lately?" How long is it since you knew Mr.

Barnes living at home? A. I cannot say—he lived with her when I went to live at Mr. Davies's—he lived there a month or two, and then he went into the country—no one introduced me to the prisoner—I met him at Mrs. Barnes's—Miss Freeman was there—she lives with Mrs. Barnes—the prisoner's mother and I were there—Mrs. Barnes was out. (See page 820.)

Q. How did he know where you lived? A. He went to the foreman where my husband works, and he told him where I lived, next door to a pork-shop—my name is Sarah Murrells—I did not know where the prisoner lived then, but Miss Freeman knew—I was not dressing at the time the prisoner came in—I had not appointed to take a walk with him that evening—he did not say any thing about having no money.

Q. And you did not say, "Curse the money, I will give you something with which you can get money?" A. I said nothing about it, Sir—Oxenden-street, Haymarket, was not mentioned at all in this—I did not promise to go to Oxenden-street after this conversation—I did not say a word about it—I did not make any appointment—I was not dressing.

Q. The prisoner desires me to ask you whether, in place of his snuffing the candle out, you did not put it out with your sleeve in some awkward way? A. No, Sir, I did not—Marshall-street is a thoroughfare—there are a few shops—there are some open, and policemen going backwards and forwards.

Q. Why did not you give an alarm? A. While I was opening the parlour door he got out at the street door—I got to it in half a minute, but he was out of sight—he got round the corner—there were no people in the street—not just then—there might be people in the house—I have no doubt there were—I have not a bell for my door particularly—I do not know how it happened that I went to the door—I did not expect my husband till eight o'clock—he never leaves work till eight o'clock—I did not tell the prisoner so, but that evening when we were at Miss Freeman's, we were talking about it—my husband gave the prisoner in charge by my desire—I did not cry and beg him not to give the prisoner in charge—the policeman's number was 75 S.

Q. Then you did not in the presence of that man and the Serjeant beg your husband not to give the prisoner in charge? A. No.

WILLIAM MURRELLS . I am husband of the last witness. She gave me information, and I went to the prisoner's house, No. 15, Park-terrace, Camden-town—I knocked at the door, a little girl opened it—I inquired if Mrs. Muffett was at home—she said she did not know, she thought she was—while she was talking, the prisoner's mother opened the parlour door—there are two rooms which they occupy—one opens into another—I inquired of her about the watch and shawl, and said, "Is he at home?"—she said, "He is not"—I said, "I have every reason to believe he is in the next room, have you any objection to my going in?"—I went in, and saw the prisoner run behind the curtain, and his mother pulling the curtain as if to conceal him, in the act of concealing him—I told my wife to call in the policeman who was waiting outside, and he came in—I did not go into the room first, because the prisoner's father came and stood before the door, and said, "What do you want?"—I told him I wanted his son—I told the policeman I saw the prisoner in the room—I was standing between the two rooms—he went and touched the prisoner on the shoulder, and said, "You are charged with felony"—he said, "Hands off me"—he said again, "You are charged with felony, for stealing this young man's watch and shawl"—I replied, "Yes, I give you in charge"—says he, "Do not give me in charge, my

father will make the property good to you in a day or two"—I went to the policeman, and went to that house, and made that charge from what my wife told me—she did not beg me not to give the charge—when he said, "Do not give me in charge, for my father will make the property good to you in a day or two," I said, "It is no use, I am determined"—he then went into the room, and asked permission to put his boots on—I went into the passage to speak to my wife, and when I came in again he was sitting down—he rose up, put his hands together, and said, "Pray do not give me in charge, for my father will make the property good to you in a day or two.

Cross-examined. Q. Is there any truth in the assertion that your wife cried? A. When we were going to the station-house she did very much—she did not beg me not to press the charge against the prisoner, for I stopped her—his father spoke to my wife, and said, "Pray upon your husband, and do not let him give him in charge"—my wife was crying, I cried, and the father cried—we were all crying.

HENRY CARTY (police-constable S 75.) I went to the prisoner's house with the last witness on the 15th of February—I was called in by the prosecutor's wife—I came into the front parlour—his father stood in the parlour door—he begged me not to go in—the prosecutor told me he saw the prisoner inside the back room—I went in, and said to him, "You are my prisoner, for felony"—he asked who gave charge of him for felony—I pointed to the prosecutor, and said, "He gives charge of you, for stealing a watch and shawl"—he said, "Pray do not give charge of me, my father and mother will make the property good to you."

Cross-examined. Q. Did the wife say any thing to you? A. She said that was the prisoner—I did not hear her beg of her husband not to press the charge—I did not see her cry, nor the prosecutor, nor the prisoner's father—his father was very much agitated—I did not see any of them cry—I was not crying—the tears came into the prisoner's eyes.

Prisoner's Defence. The accusation is false against me—Sarah Murrells can make it all clear if she likes—the shawl she lent me—I met her at Mrs. Barnes's with Miss Freeman—my mother was not there—the proseutrix was there, and I got into conversation with her—some time afterwards my mother came, and they all went up stairs to the other apartment, and she made an appointment with me to call and see her—she told me the number, but I forgot it; I went to the saddler's, and asked the number, and I went there—she was dressing herself—she never opened the door—she told me to come to the back parlour door, and tap, and call Sarah—she was dressing—she had not her gown on—she appointed me to meet her in Coventry-court—there was a shop next door, and every thing—I was accused of slamming the door—I walked quietly out—the street was full of people.

COURT to SARAH MURRELLS. Q. Did you give him the watch for any purpose whatever? A. No, Sir, not in the least—that I swear positively—I never had any agreement to meet him.

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-815
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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815. JOHN TWOMEY was indicted for embezzlement.

WILLIAM BROWN JOHNSTON . I deal in pork and butter, and live in Holborn. The prisoner was in my service—it was his duty to receive money—on the 21st of February he did not pay me 4s. as received of Mr.

Braund—he ought to have given it to me or my wife—he has never paid me 1s. 4d. received of the same person on the 13th of February.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Had you any servant beside this prisoner? A. No; no female attended the shop—my wife sometimes receives money, and she keeps the books—they are not here—she attends to this business more than I do.

ANN JOHNSTON . I did not receive of the prisoner one farthing from Mr. Braund on the 13th of February—I swear he did not give it me, nor did he pay me 4s. on the 21st of February.

Cross-examined. Q. You attend to the business more than your husband? A. Yes; I do not know that I have ever made any mistake in entering the accounts—the day the prisoner took out this bill of 4s. he took out bills amounting to 2l., and never brought me a shilling of it—I have not forgotten to enter sums, to the best of my knowledge—I keep the books, and nobody interferes with me—I had a twelvemonth's character with the prisoner.

GRACE BRAUND . I am the wife of Richard Braund. I paid the prisoner, on the 14th of February, 1s. 4d. for a pound of butter—and 4s. on the 21st.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you pay him yourself? A. Yes; I am sure it was the prisoner—he had come to our house for four months.

Prisoner's Defence. When I came home, I used to give the money to my mistress, and she used to put it down the next morning—she used to ask me if it was paid—I said, "Yes; I gave you the money;" and she used to stop me in the shop, and say I never gave her the money.

ANN JOHNSTON re-examined. Q. Do you enter the money in the book? A. Yes; I swear he did not pay me these monies.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Confined Six Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-816
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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816. WILLIAM THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February, 1 brass weight, value 12s., the goods of Thomas Edward Heron.

THOMAS EDWARD HERON . I am a cheesemonger, and live in Crawford-street. On the 28th of February the prisoner came into the shop and asked for some eggs—he threw sixpence on the counter—I observed him, and saw him place a handkerchief over some weights on the counter—directly he was gone, I missed a seven-pound weight which had been on the counter—I followed hrm, and saw him at the further end of the adjoining street, walking fast—I called "Stop," and then he quickened into a run—I ran also, and the boys joined in the pursuit—when I got to the end of the street, a boy gave me the handkerchief and the weight—I can swear this is my weight—it is worth 12s. or 14s.—I knew the handkerchief again.

EDWARD BUSHEL . I was playing in Spring-street, and saw the prisoner running, and heard a cry of "Stop"—I saw him throw the handkerchief down, containing this weight—I picked it up, and gave it to the witness.

Prisoner. Q. How was it you did not pick up the handkerchief with the weight? A. I did—you were Tunning as hard as you could—I saw enough of you to know you again.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to purchase two eggs—I left the shop, and as I expected a gentleman to take coffee with me, I hastened on—I heard

a cry of "Stop thief," but I went on, and the officer took me—the probability of innocence far outweighs the suspicion of guilt.

THOMAS EDWARD HERON re-examined. I suppose the handkerchief was lost in the confusion—when I saw it, the boy was uncovering the weight—it was the same, to the best of my belief, that 1 had seen on the counter.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Six Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-817
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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817. JOHN ADAMS and JOSEPH SAUNDERS were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of February, 50lbs. weight of lead, value 7s.; and 1 metal cock, value 10s.; the goods of William Bury, the Secretary to the Hope Assurance Company.

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the Prosecution.

THOMAS WILKS . I am a stone-cutter, and live near the silk mills at Hackney-wick. On the 9th of February, I was in my garden, at half-past ten o'clock—I saw a person come, as if from the mills, carrying a cock—he soon got out of my sight, near a privy—I then saw Adams pass over the same ground—in a few minutes, he and Saunders came into a court—I went and saw them, and gave information to Mr. Townshend—I went behind the privy, and found this cock.

THOMAS TOWNSHEND . Wilks gave me the information—I went and found this cock.

ANN COX . I have the care of the silk mills. I saw this cock safe on the premises, fixed to the pipe—I received information of this robbery, and got the policeman, who found the cock.

JOSEPH HARPER (police-constable N 136.) I went to the mills, and fitted this cock to the pipe—it corresponded exactly—Adams surrendered to me.

MARY ANN TOWNSHEND . I live in Silk-mill-court. Adams came to me, and asked the loan of a rope—I said I could not lend it him, for Tom had had all the ropes to tie some wood together.

THOMAS WILKS re-examined. I know Adams. I took notice of him and the other coming down into the court—I saw Adams pass over the same spot as the other man had passed—I kept my eye on the place—no one passed, till we went and found the cock exactly under a hole in the wall.

WILLIAM BURY . I am Secretary to the Hope Assurance Company. The silk mills are the property of the Company—there are two steam-engines there—the cock belongs to them.

Adam's Defence. I was on the factory—Saunders and I made up our minds to go into the country, till the work came round—I was getting a bit of wood out of the sewer—he came and asked me if I was ready to go—I said "Yes"—I asked him to help me to get the wood, and he did—I never saw the cock.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-818
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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818. HENRY BEAZLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of February, 11lbs. of beef, value 5s., the goods of John Brooks Pain.

WILLIAM BASSET . I am a servant at No. 37, Lamb's Conduit-street, next door to Mr. John Brooks Pain: he is a butcher. On the 20th of February, I saw the prisoner go to his stall-board and take a piece of beef—I told the witness—we followed, and I saw him drop the beef.

Prisoner. I was going down the street, and a dog took the meat—I drove him away. Witness. There was no dog—you dropped it.

THOMAS EASLEY . I saw the prisoner taken, and picked up the beef.

GUILTY .* Aged 20.— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-819
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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819. WILLIAM BRANTON was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of March, 1 gown, value 2s.; 1 shawl, value 1s.; and 1 shift, value 1s. 6d.; the goods of Elizabeth Brookes.

ELIZABETH BROOKES . I live in Hughes-court, St. Andrew's-hill. The prisoner is my grandson—I had these things taken from me last Monday morning.

HENRY HAMPSTEAD . I am shopman to Mr. Nicholls, a pawnbroker, in Gray's-inn-lane. I took these articles in of a little girl, in the name of "Ann Brookes"—I believe the prisoner was with her—I know he has been and his grandmother has fetched things out.

ELIZABETH BROOKES . I never pawned any thing—I have fetched things out which have been stolen from me.

JOHN SMITH . I took the prisoner, and found the duplicate of this property in his pocket.

GUILTY . Aged 12.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-820
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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820. CHARLES COOKE was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of February, 1 coat, value 5s., the goods of James Titmouss.

JAMES TITMOUSS . I am a labourer, and live in George-place, Holloway. On the 23rd of February I saw the prisoner go down to the place where my jacket laid—I saw him afterwards come back with my jacket on his back—I spoke to him—he mumbled something, but seemed to be in liquor.

JOHN HUBBARD . I saw the coat hanging on the iron rails—the prisoner put it on, and walked away with it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was very much intoxicated, and seeing the coat in the road, I thought it had fallen from some cart—I put it on.

(The prisoner received a very good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined Five Days.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-821
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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821. MICHAEL THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of March, 30 yards of ribbon, value 4s.; the goods of John Thomas.

JOHN THOMAS . I am a linen-draper, and live in St. Martin's-lane. I concealed myself in my shop on the 2nd of March—the prisoner was in my shop—I heard him ask for a yard of ribbon—my youth, Richard Thomas, took out the drawer—he decided on one yard of black and white galloon—the youth then went to the top of the shop—he returned, and called me—I went from behind the door, and stopped the prisoner with this roll of ribbon—he said, "I bought it of the youth for 6d."—he said, "That is the 6d. on the counter"—the youth said, "No, he gave that for the galloon."

Prisoner. When I was in the shop, I took the ribbon out, and gave it you. Witness. Yes, you did, and you had laid the 6d. on the counter.

Prisoner. I was sent to the office, and was discharged—I then went for the 1s. 6d. that the officer took from me—he gave me that, and took me again. Witness. He was discharged on the Tuesday, and we went before the Grand Jury on the Wednesday—I had seen him at my shop before.

RICHARD THOMAS . I am shop-boy to the prosecutor. The prisoner came and asked for some ribbon—I asked if he wanted that sort of galloon

—he said, "Yes"—I put the drawer before him, and served him with a yard of it—I went to the top of the shop for my scissors, and when I came back, I missed this piece of ribbon out of the drawer, which was on the counter—he was to have paid 1d. for the galloon—he put down a 6d. and went out pretty quickly—he did not take his change—my master called him—he turned back and said, "I gave the boy 6d. for the roll of ribbon"—he pulled it out of his pocket when my master said he had stolen it.

Prisoner. I said, "There is the 6d."—you was looking at the ribbons, and would not look at me at all—I was going to work the same night, at Mr. Jameson's, a hair-dresser, to carry a board out.

GUILTY . Aged 14.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-822
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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822. EDWARD ELLIOTT and JOHN JOHNSON were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February, 1 writing-desk, value 14s.; and 1 tea-caddy, value 8s.; the goods of Thomas Moorwood.

JOHN JONES . I am shopman to Thomas Moorwood, of Charles-street, Middlesex Hospital. I was behind his counter on the 21st of February, and heard a noise at the door—I looked round, and misted a tea-caddy and a desk, which I had seen ten minutes before—I went round the corner, and saw a tallish man running in Newman-street—I followed, and called "Stop thief"—a man called me back and said, "Here is one"—I saw Johnson standing at a door, ringing a bell, and this caddy down by his side—he said, "It was not me, I am quite sure"—Elliott was brought back by some other person—this is the desk and caddy—they are my master's.

THOMAS WHITE . I am a porter, and lodge in Upper Rathbone-place. I was in Newman-street, and saw Elliott running across the street with this desk under his arm—he dropped it when I ran up to him—he said I might keep the desk and let him go.

Elliott. Q. Did not we cross the street and take up the desk? A. Yes, but you dropped it when I ran up against you—I am sure he is the man—he threw it down and said, "You are mistaken in the person, it is not me—you may keep the desk and let me go, it is one of my own manufacture."

JOHN CHANDLER . I was going by, and saw the two prisoners walking quickly with these two articles under their arms—a boy called, "Stop, give me my caddy"—Johnson stopped, turned round, and palled a person's bell—I saw the caddy at his feet.

Johnson's Defence. I know nothing about it.



Confined One Year.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-823
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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823. PHILIP BOYLE was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of March, 9lbs. weight of ham, value 6s., the goods of William Cole.

WILLIAM COLE . I am a cheesemonger. I had a ham hanging at my door, nine feet high from the pavement, on the 3rd of March—I did not miss it till it was brought back—I knew it to be mine.

THOMAS SCOTT . I was passing along Moorfields—I saw the prisoner on the back of another boy, in the act of taking this ham off the hook—I took him with it—the other boy ran off, and four or five more.

WILLIAM BEAMAN (City police-constable No. 75.) I took the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 15.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined One Month.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-824
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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824. GEORGE FREDERICK BALL was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February, 1 watch, value 3l.; 1 watch-guard, value 2d.; 1 watch-key, value 2d.; and 2 handkerchiefs, value 5s.; the goods of Robert Mustard, from his person.

ROBERT MUSTARD . I am a sailor, and live in Shadwell-fields. Last Tuesday week I was at the Swan at Shadwell, and got tipsy. I had a silver watch, and a guard round my neck—I had it safe when I left the Swan—I found myself at home the next morning, in my mother's house—my watch was then gone, and the key and guard, and two handkerchiefs, one off my neck and one out of my pocket—I know the prisoner by sight, but I do not recollect seeing him that night.

MARY ANN GOODWIN . I live in London-street, Ratcliffe. I saw the prosecutor quite drunk, lying across our kitchen area—I saw the prisoner and another boy there—I thought the prosecutor was dying, and I told the prisoner to loosen his handkerchief off his neck—he said they would not leave him, they knew him—I went in, and when I went out again, the boys were gone, and the handkerchief also—I did not see the watch.

JOHN MURRAY (police-constable K 178.) I saw the prosecutor drunk in the street—I was about to take him to the watch-house, when the prisoner and another boy came up and said, "Halloo! Charley"—I said, "Do you know this man"—they said "Yes"—I said, "Perhaps you will take him home?"—they said they would, and they took him out of my hands—the next morning the prosecutor came to me and said he had lost his watch—I went to the prisoner's mother, and found he was at work with a man, stencilling an empty house—I went there and knocked—the prisoner put his head out, and then ran off—I went in and took him—I told him it was for a robbery—he then ran off, and got into his mother's house—I pursued, and found him getting under the bedstead—I took him, but I cannot find the other lad, or the watch or handkerchief.

Prisoner. I was not near the place.

MARY ANN GOODWIN . I am sure he is the boy—I told him to take the handkerchief off, and saw him do it.

GUILTY of stealing the handkerchief only. Aged 17.— Judgment Respited.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-825
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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825. EDWARD CARTER was indicted for embezzlement.

Joshua Hands. I live in Harrow-road, and have one partner—the prisoner was in our service as conductor to one of the omnibuses—it was his duty to put the proceeds of the omnibus into a parcel, and leave it at the toll-gate in the Hampstead-road—the omnibus ran from Kentish-town to Leadenhall-street, and he was to take 3s. a day for his own wages—I went to the gate on Monday, the 2nd of February, and several days afterwards, to see if he had left the money, and he had not—he was then gone—I met him in Tottenham-court-road on the 20th of February—I gave him into custody—he said he had received 8s. 6d. on my account, on the 1st of February, and that he had taken his wages from the same, and had incurred some expense, but what I could not make out, and the remainder was so little, he did not think it of any account—he sometimes took 15s. a day, sometimes 10s. in the two journeys.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Is your partner here? A. No; he does not interfere in the business—I sometimes receive the money of the conductor, but his general practice was to leave it at the gate—I went and got it—I had sent a person to take the prisoner's place on the omnibus, because I was dissatisfied with the account he gave me—I was not in the

yard on the Sunday, and did not see the prisoners. I heard from the coachman what the prisoner received the prisoner said he had received 8s. 6d. that day, and deducting 3s., would leave 5s. 6d. I never instruct servants to pay for any thing on the roads. I pay all the bills. I do not know that there were any panes of glass broken in the omnibus.

HENRY COLSON . I drive the omnibus. On the 1st of February, we had two journeys the fair was 6d. each. we took 8s. or 8s. 6d. the prisoner received the moneys. I saw him again, two or three days afterwards, but I did not know of this.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you recollect the window being broken? A. There was one repaired by order of Mr. Boltons. I think the glazier wanted 2s. or 2s. 3d. for its. I heard Mr. Bolton order the prisoner to get it mended.


2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-826
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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826. JAMES LEAVER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of February, 8 handkerchiefs, value 30s., the goods of Elizabeth Limebeer; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

ELIZABETH LIMEBEER . I am a widow, and live in Praed-street, Paddington. On the afternoon of the 28th of February, I had some clothes hanging in my gardens. I saw them at three o'clock, and missed them at a quarter before four o'clock. I ran to the bottom of my gardens. the gate was open, and I saw five boys runnings. I gave an alarm, but they got aways. this is one of the handkerchiefs I lost that day.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Have you washed for the owner of the handkerchief long? A. Not above two months. I have had the fellow-handkerchief to this to wash, for the same person, about three times. I can swear this is the one I washed that days. the mark was on it, and the number, but it was partly picked out when it was found on the prisoners. at seven o'clock in the evening, there was a person named Gomer, who came to say, he saw five boys running, and one of them had the handkerchief under his jacket, and the prisoner was one of the five.

ALFRED BLUNDELL (police-constable F 24.) I was on duty at seven o'clock that evening, and stopped the prisoner—I found this box in his possessions. I took him to the station-house, and found this handkerchief in his pocket.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know he has a brother? A. Yes, I believe he has run aways. Gomer is not heres. he went before the Justice, but I did not hear him swear that the prisoner was not one of the boys.

ARTHUR MINTON (police-constable D 80.) I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got at Mr. Clark's office (read)—I know the prisoner is the person.

(Mr. King, master of the British School, Golden-lane, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 15. Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-827
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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827. DENNIS LAWLER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of February, 26 yards of brown holland, value 7s., the goods of Solomon Seling, his masters. 2nd COUNT, for embezzlement.

SOLOMON SELIG . I live in Osborne-place. The prisoner was in my employ as a couch-makers. I gave him a piece of brown holland to dispose of for me, and he pawned it and kept the moneys. I had said, "I wish you to dispose of this piece of holland"s. he said he was acquainted with a pawnbroker, and he would dispose of it theres he then went away for three

days—I then saw him again—I asked what he had done with the holland—he said, "Pawned it, and spent the money"—I said he had done very wrong, and I would get an officer—he said, "I will go with you"—I was going out, and saw an officer, and gave him into custody—he said he had left the duplicate in pawn for a pot of beer.

JOHN BOARDS . I am a pawnbroker. This was pawned with me for 6s.—it was bought a few days before to pawn—it is damaged Holland.

Prisoner's Defence. My master gave me a piece to pawn first—I pawned it for 7s.—he then gave me this, and I pawned it for 6s. at Mr. Board's—I met a couple of shopmates, and spent 5s., and then, the next morning, I spent the other—I was then reluctant to go to the shop till the Thursday morning, when I threw myself in my master's way in the coffee-shop, thinking I should go to work and pay the money.

SOLOMON SELIG . He went at a wrong time, but I rather think he did do so.

(William Jones, his former master, gave him a good character, and promised to employ him.)

GUILTY of Embezzlement. Aged 49.—Recommended to mercy.

Confined Six Days.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-828
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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828. ROBERT HEDGELAND was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of March, 1 half-crown and 2 shillings, the monies of Edward Houlston, his master.

WILLIAM HOULSTON . I am the son of Edward Houlston; he is a prater, and lives in Paternoster-row; the prisoner was in his service. I had missed some money last Monday, and that night I marked twenty-seven sovereigns, sixteen half-crowns, and some more money, which I put into various drawers in a bureau—I locked it, and kept the key—on the following morning I directed that the prisoner should clean the brass plate on the door of the room where the money was, and I went out with my wife and children; but I left them at a neighbour's, and returned—I found the prisoner still engaged at his job in that room—I waited with Johnson at the foot of the stairs till we heard him leave, and Johnson, by my direction, went to meet him, and told him to go to the floor above, to set him about a job there—the prisoner made an excuse that he must first put his rags down—he came down for that purpose, and I drew on one side—he put down his rags, and went up stairs—I then went into the room where I had left the money—I counted it, and, instead of twenty-seven sovereigns, I found twenty-six; and instead of sixteen half-crowns, only fifteen—I did not count the small silver then—I went up stairs, and told the prisoner to put down the money he had about him—he said, "What money, what money? I have got none but my own"—he then put down four shillings, a sixpence, a bad shilling, and a half-crown—the half-crown and two of the shillings were marked—I then gave him in charge—I went and counted the shillings—I missed two—the sovereign we could not find—we suppose he had it in his mouth—the officer searched him, and a key dropped from him, which fitted my bureau—the prisoner said it was his key.

Prisoner. The half-crown the prosecutor gave me on the Saturday night before. Witness. No, I had no marked money then.

HENRY JOHNSON . I met ray master on the stairs—the prisoner went down to take his rags, but I still had a perfect sight of him till he went up stairs, and was taken.

(Peter Gardner, a tailor, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.— Transported for Seven Years.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-829
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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829. WILLIAM DUFF was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of January, 1 sovereign, the money of Thomas Johnson.

ELLIN DRISCOLL . I am servant to Thomas Johnson; he lives in Cadogan-place, Chelsea. The prisoner came there, on the 25th of January, with some fowls—I took one of them up to mistress—she said she would have one, and sent a sovereign down by me to pay for it—the prisoner said he had no change—he went with the sovereign for change, and never came back—I am sure he is the man—I saw him again in Newgate-market, and gave charge of him.

Prisoner. Q. Who sent you to the market? A. No one—I thought you would be there with fowls—he had not called at our house before, but his brother and his brother's wife have.

Prisoner's Defence. I passed her, I will swear, a thousand times that morning, before the party came who pointed me out—it is all wrong—I have no brother, nor brother's wife.

(John Rice, a shoemaker in Nottingham-court, Long-acre, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.— Confined One Year.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-830
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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830. MARY GRACE was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of March, 5 sovereigns, 3 half-crowns, 2 shillings, and 1 sixpence, the monies of William Murray Stevenson.

WILLIAM MURRAY STEVENSON . On Monday evening last I was rather intoxicated—I went to No. 3, Stafford-street, Lisson-grove, with the prisoner—I know she is the person—I went to the house and to a room with her—I sent for some liquor, and in the interim I took my clothes off, and went to bed—I had five sovereigns and some silver in my trowsers pocket—I put my clothes on the floor—I had seen my sovereigns at seven o'clock that evening, when I was at the Pine Apple—I do not know what became of them afterwards.

Prisoner. He had two women in company with him when he met me—he gave me four sovereigns to take care of till the morning, and 8s. for myself. Witness. I might have given her 8s.—I did not give her the sovereigns; it is not likely.

CHARLES CLARK (police-constable D 117.) I took the prisoner, and found on her four sovereigns in one hand, and 7s. 3 1/4 d. in the other—she was along with some girls and some boatmen; and a little girl came and said, "There is something wrong; they hand about the money in fine style"—"Who has got the money?" said I—"Mother Grace," said she—I went and took the prisoner, and found the money in her hands—she said, "What do you take me for? I have got nothing.

SOPHIA FOSSET . I am servant at the house where the prosecutor came with the prisoner—he asked if I had got a bed for him and his wife—I showed them to the room—he gave me half a crown for the room, and 6d. for some gin—I did not see any more money with him, but Grace came down in about an hour, and asked my mistress if I might go out with her to get some half-and-half—I went with her—she took a shilling out, and treated the boatmen—she would not come back with me.

Prisoner's Defence. He said he would drink some half-and-half—I went for it—I met some persons who treated me, and got quite stupid—he gave me the money to take care of.

GUILTY . Aged 28.— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-831
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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831. JOSEPH TRIGGS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February, 1 child's chaise, value 1l. 10s., the goods of George Compton.

ELIZABETH COMPTON . I am the wife of George Compton, a police-constable—we live in Prince's-street, Lisson-grove, Paddington. The prisoner came on the 28th of February, and borrowed a child's chaise of me for two hours—he was to pay 1d. an hour—he had had it before—in about four hours I began to be uneasy—I travelled about thirty milles, and found it at Berkhamstead—the constable had it, and the prisoner was in custody—I know the chaise to be mine.

Prisoner. I was never in your shop. Witness. Yes; you had it once before, and you had it that time.

JOSEPH PILKIN . I am constable of Berkhamstead. The witness came to me—I made some inquiries, but could not find the chaise—I directed her to another place, and the next morning the prisoner and another sweep called on me—they asked if my chimney wanted sweeping—I said no; but I would take them to a place where the chimneys wanted sweeping—that was the Bridewell—I took them there, and the chaise which they had with them, they were locked up, and taken before the Magistrate—the prisoner then said to the other, "Why did not you say that you had it? that would have done her"—he had before said that he gave 18s. for it.

Prisoner. Mr. Compton knows that it was not me that had the chaise; he looked at the other lad very hard, and then said the other one took it—I was never in the shop in my life—the other young man was working with me—he went round and brought the chaise to me at Maida-hill, and we went into the country together.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined Three Months.

2nd March 1835
Reference Numbert18350302-832
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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832. SAMUEL DODDS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of March, 1 pair of trowsers, value 1l. 2s., the goods of Robert Sampson.

THOMAS FARRANT . I am shopman to Mr. Smart, of Prince's-street, opposite Mr. Sampson's. Between eight and nine o'clock on Thursday morning, I was taking down the shutters of our shop—I saw the prisoner and another person passing the prosecutor's shop—the prisoner held up a white apron, and the other took the pair of trowsers from the prosecutor's, and put them into the prisoner's apron—the prisoner went off—I pursued him to near Newport-market, and took him with them.

JOSEPH THURMAN . I live with Robert Sampson. These are his trowsers, and were inside on a rail—I missed them at half-past eight o'clock that morning.

Prisoner's Defence. I was walking through Sydney-alley, and a man threw them against my face—I did not know what they were.

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Three Months.