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1st February 1836
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1st February 1836
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Taken in Short-hand,








On the King's Commission of the Peace,



The City of London,





Before the Right Honourable WILLIAM TAYLOR COPELAND, LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir John Vaughan, Knt., one of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir John Williams, Knt. one of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench; George Scholey, Esq.; Anthony Brown, Esq.; Matthias Prime Lucas, Esq.; and Charles Farebrother, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City of London; the Honourable Charles Ewan Law, Recorder of the said City; Sir Chapman Marshall, Knt.; John Price, Esq.; Thomas Wood, Esq.; and John Humphery, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City of London; John Mirehouse, Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and William St. Julien Arabin, Sergeant at Law; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.


First Jury

Thomas Hyatt Mansfield

William Oates Saunders

Henry Morris

Edward Horton

Joseph Hoare

Joseph Moss

William Wainwright

George Miller

William Edward Williams

Stephen Davis

Joseph Beaumont

Richard Cheshire

Second Jury

George Balalne

John Britten

John Mason

William Merritt

William Henry Mills

William Henry Miller

William M'Cash

Thomas Maples

Henry Nicholls

Petter Marson

Edward Morris Morgan

Charles Halson

Third Jury

William Martin

Henry Wright Palmer

William May

William Werritt

Henry Mills

Richard Mills

William Bridges

John William Martindale

William Moore

Charles Moody

William May

John Taylor

Fourth Jury

Alexander Morrison

Robert Smith

Daniel Mills

Edward Morely

Phillip Moss

Henry Matthews

John Bowen

Richard Thomas Corbold

Charles Herring

James Marshall

Berry Moses

John Mayfield

Fifth Jury

Peter Martin

George Marshall

James Benbow

Thomas Buckney

Thomas Meredith

Robert Alford

Edward Dean

William Morris

John Mousley

William Atfield

Henry Hedge

John Renshaw

Sixth Jury

Daniel Evans

James Dean

Alexander M'Donald

William Archer

Edmund Jones Hower

Thomas Manning

John Elmore

James Mason

George Sadler

Thomas Payne

William Moore

John Mapp



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.


Second jury, before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-397
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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397. JAMES ROGERS was indicted for that he, on the 29th of January, at St. George, Middlesex, in and upon Martha Rogers, unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously, did make on assault, and a certain pistol loaded with gunpowder and a leaden bullet, unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously did attempt to discharge at the said Martha Rogers, by drawing the trigger of the said pistol, with intent thereby, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, to kill and murder her.—2nd COUNT, stating his intent to be to main and disable her.—3rd COUNT, stating his intent to be to do her some grievous bodily harm.

MARTHA ROGERS . The prisoner is my husband, and is a carman. On the 29th of January I lived at No. 1, Bett-street, Ratcliffe-highway, in the parish of St. George in the East. I have not lived with my husband since the 28th of July, we have been separated from that time—I have been living there, I do not know where he has been living—I keep a green grocer's shop—I saw my husband on the night of the 29th of January, about half-past seven o'clock—I did not see him till he spoke in the shop—I had been serving a customer, who I think went out at the door as he came in—I was behind the counter, having been serving a customer, I was putting the money in the till, and in a moment Rogers spoke—I did not see him till he spoke—he was then stretching his hand towards my face—when I looked at him he was holding his arm across the counter, towards my face, and something went off like a pistol—I did not observe anything in his hand—when he stretched his hand out I put up my hand and threw myself back, and then something went off like a pistol, and a flash of the came into my face—he made use of a bitter oath, and said. "You bl----d b----h I will blow your brains out. I have long threatened to do for you; I don't mind going to the gallows if I can get my ends of you. "He then turned and went out of the door into the street—I tried to get round the counter to shut the door—he had gone out, but the came in again and met at the end of the counter, he then put his hand round my waist, and began to beat me about the head in a dreadful manner—there appeared to be something heavy in his hand, and as he struck me it appeared to cut me, he then called me a bl----d b----h three or four times over, and said, "I don't mind going to the gallows if I get my ends of you"—he then went into a little room adjoining the shop by the side of the counter, he began to throw and knock the

things about and break them—I recollected that I had a basket of linen in the little room which was not my own, I stooped as well as I was able, and pulled it out of the room with my left hand—I dragged the basket out, and I went to the street door—he was in the little room when I dragged the basket out—a neighbour, Mrs. Dinker, came into the shop, and I have no more recollection of it—I think I fainted, but I have no more recollection—the blood was streaming both from my head and hands in a dreadful manner—I had several wounds at the back of my head and on this hand—I had several on my hand and different parts of my head—I have been married to him eleven years next month, I lived with him till the 28th of July—I have no family by him—I have heard him say he is about 36 or 37 years old—I shall be 41 next month.

Q. How long before this had you seen him.? A. I had seen him go by on the other side of the way, on the Thursday; but I never spoke to him then—it is a fortnight last Saturday night since I spoke to him; nor have I been near him.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Had you and your husband been living together in this same house ever since you were married? A. Yes—he was a carman, and was out in the day-time in his business—we had differences a great many times, arising from a feeling of jealousy—complaints have been made before the Magistrate, not on that account, but through his ill-treatment.

COURT. Q. Have you gone before the Magistrate on account of his ill-treatment? A. Yes—he has threatened to kill me and murder me several times, hundreds of times, I may say.

MR. PAYNE. Q. Was that after the differences arose from jealousy? A. No—I had not been married three months before he knocked me down—the jealousy was about nine months ago.

COURT. Q. What was the jealousy about? A. He used to go with other women, and come home and ill-treat me—I was not exactly jealous—we had often words concerning that.

MR. PAYNE. Q. Had you had him taken into custody a short time previous to this which you charge to-day? A. Yes; I think a fortnight before this he was up before the Magistrate—he went before the Magistrate on the 28th of July—he had come out of prison, I think, three weeks before he tried to shoot me.

COURT. Q. When did you last have him before the Magistrate? A. A fortnight ago last Saturday, I think.

MR. PAYNE. Q. After came out of prison the first time, did not he come to the house, and you refuse to let him in? A. Not the first time—it was the second time he came out—he was in custody twice—he came to the house, and I refused to let him in—I was afraid to live with him, as I was convinced he would kill me—we had words almost every time he came—sometimes I have hardly spoken to him—I very seldom called him names—I never made use of any bad words to him—I used to persuade him for his own good: I coaxed him like a child—I abused him very little indeed, but I have done it.

Q. On your oath, was there no conversation between you before he lifted his hand with the pistol? A. I had not spoken to him—I did not see him till he spoke—I will swear nothing passed between us before he held the pistol to me—there was nobody in the shop at that time, or any where, to see the pistol—I do not know whether he was sober—I cannot say, for I scarcely looked into his face—I do not know whether he was intoxicated.

for I was so frightened that I cannot swear—I screamed out violently, and Mrs. Dinker was the first person who came, a person, named Hearn, was the next—Dinker was the first that entered the door—I think she heard me scream—I did not see any ball—the fire came into my face.

Q. If nothing struck you coming out of the pistol, will you swear he did not hold it over your head to frighten you? A. It was towards my face—I did not see the pistol—I am convinced it was pointed towards my mouth—I was standing up at the till—he was on the other side of the counter, and he was reaching across the counter towards my mouth—I saw something like a pistol go off, and a flash of fire came into my face, but nothing hit me.

COURT. Q. Were you in good health before this time? What is your present illness owing to, from the injury? A. From the injury I received and the loss of blood—I was not ailing at the time—I have been ill before through his ill-treatment—I was in very good health at that time.

MARY DINKER . I live three doors from Mrs. Rogers. On the 29th of January, I was sitting in my front parlour with my children at work—I heard a dreadful scream of murder—I jumped up and threw my work out of my hands, and ran to the assistance of Mrs. Rogers—when I came to her door I saw her bleeding from the head and hands—she said, "Oh, Mrs. Dinker, he has shot me"—I saw the prisoner in the little room adjoining the shop—I ran into the shop, and went between Mrs. Rogers and a little counter, and rushed toward the little room—I saw him at a table where Mrs. Rogers had been ironing—he then rushed forwards with something bright in his hand, and as he came out of the door towards Mrs. Rogers, I caught him by the two shoulders of his waistcoat, and said to him. "You shan't".

Q. Shant's what? A. Not strike her—his hand was lifted, and he had something bright in it—I caught him by his two arms, and thrust his arms down, and as I pushed them down, something fell out of his hand—I thought when it was in his hand, that it was a flat iron, it fell between the side of the door and the little counter—he rushed out of my arms again into the little room, and was knocking the things about in the little room—I turned round and Mr. Hearn came in and passed me, and I ran to the station-house—that was all that passed while I was in the shop—I left the prisoner in the little room—when I came from the station-house, I saw the policeman coming running, I told him, and he came back with me—he took Mr. Rogers from beneath the counter, and took him away—I stopped till the doctor came, and on the back of Mrs. Rogers' head were four cuts, which appeared to be that length (about two inches)—they were bleeding very much indeed—she lost a great deal of blood—it was just exactly as if you turned a bullock's heart out—I never saw such a thing in my life—I am certain I could see the bone of one finger, and every finger—there was not one I could see but what was cut, and there was a large cut on the back of her hand.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he appear to you to be sober? A. He appeared to me the same when I saw him on Saturday at Lambeth-street, as he was that night—he did not appear intoxicated—he pulled the things about in the room, but I have seen him do that several times when solid, and have heard him say time after that he would murder her—I never was in the habit of having conversation with him at any time; but he did not appear otherwise that night than when he was at Lambeth-street—by solid I mean sober—there was no difference in his countenance—I will not

swear he was not drunk, for I don's know whether he was in the habit of getting drunk.

COURT. Q. Have you often seen him in a morning sober? A. Yes—I did not observe a bit of difference in him—I always saw him to be a rose kind of a looking-man—a spiteful looking-man.

MR. PAYNE. Q. You laid hold of his arms, and something fell out of his hand—how long was it before he got away from you? A. It might be two minutes—he may be much stronger then me, but I had he power—God Almighty ordered that power, that I should hold him.

Q. If he was not drunk, but in full possession of his strength, how could you hold him for to minuets? A. I can't say—I should have done my endeavours if I had known he was going to do murder—I can't swear he was not intoxicated, but he did not appear to me so.

JOHN DEDRICH HEARN . I work at a sugar-house, as carpenter and brewer. I was sitting up in my room about half-past seven o'clock on the evening of the 29th of January, and heard a dreadful scream of murder—I live nearly opposite Mrs. Rogers—I did not notice it at first—I stopped a little while; at last my wife looked out of window, and told me it was Mrs. Rogers—I went to the house, and found Mrs. Rogers outside the door, on the pavement, with a basket of clothes in her hand, and she was all over blood—It ran down at the back of her head, and from her hands—I asked her what was the matter—she said, "Rogers has shot me"—I asked her where Rogers was, if he was in-doors—she said, "Yes," and I went in-doors—I found Rogers in the little room adjoining the shop—he was throwing the things about—(her furniture and a bed)—he laid himself down behind the counter—he was lying there for a minute or two—a policeman came in, and asked me where Rogers was—I told him he was lying behind the counter—he looked for him, and I told him to take him—a boy, named John Tingay, a cousin of mine, stood close against me—I had let him into the shop—he stooped down, and picked up a pistol in a passage between the little room and the shop—I saw him pick it up—I took it out of his hand, and gave it to the policeman.

Cross-examined. Q. Was the prisoner sober? A. I can't swear that—he seemed to me as if he was sober—I have been lodging with him in his house for three years—I swear I saw boy pick the pistol up.

COURT. Q. Then you were in the habit of seeing him sober? A. Yes—he did not appear different.

MR. PAYNE. Q. Have you seen him drunk? A. Yes—he seemed quite different when drunk—he was always swearing and quarrelling with his wife when he was drunk—he seemed to me as if he was sober that night—I have seen him throw things about when he was sober—I saw him next morning, and saw no difference in him as to sobriety.

COURT. Q. How near was the prisoner when the boy picked up the pistol? A. He was at the station-house—we had been looking for the pistol a good while, as we could not find it—the counter is about two feet wide, and the passage is about two feet wife—the pistol was about four feet from where he had been lying—there were a good many girls and children there, but I did not see any more men.

JOHN COX . I am a policeman. I went to the shop about half-past seven o'clock—the last witness and the woman came to me, as I was running to the house—when I got to the shop there were three or four women there—they said Rogers had been and shot his wife—Rogers was lying

under the counter—I told him to get up, he did so, and went down with me to the station-house, and as he was going, he said that he had purchased two pistols—I had said nothing whatever to him to induce him to make any declaration or confession—he said that he had purchased two pistol—one to shoot her, and one to shoot himself—he then swore d----his eyes and limbs if he should not go to the gallows happy if he had shot her—I left him at the station-house, and took a lantern, and went back to the shop in search of the pistol, and while I was looking round, a pistol was given to me by the last witness—I now produce it—I gave it to my sergeant—the cock was down, and the pan up at the time—it appeaed that something had been fired off—the pan had the appearance of having had powder in it which had ignited—I gave it to sergeant Penny in the state in which I had received it—I saw him unscrew the barrel with a wrench—while he was unscrewing it, I happened to step out into the yard as the prisoner was hallooing out about something, and I saw no more of it—when the prisoner was going from the station-house the next morning, he repeated as before d----his eyes if he had shot her be should have been satisfied.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not he, at the time he said he bought the two pistol, say that he was tired of his life, owing to the unhappiness between himself and his wife? A. He said he was tired of life—he did not say owing to the unhappiness between himself and wife, in my hearing—I made no memorandum of what he said—he did not tell me he had been drinking—he did not appear to me to be drunk—he walked along as steady, and spoke as correct as any man could do—I never noticed that any thing violent happening would have the effect of sobering a man—I have been a policeman six years—fright will make a difference in a man—he never told me he had been drinking before he did this.

WILLIAM PENNY . I am a police sergeant. I remember Cox bringing me a pistol about half past seven o'clock on Friday, the 29th of January—the cock was, down, and the pan open, and all over sulpher—some of it appears now—it appeared as if powder had ignited very recently—within a very few minutes—I examined the barrel immediatley—I got the key of the pistol from the prisoner's pocket, and unscrewed the barrel—I found the bed of the barrel full of powder, and a ball lodging on the top of it.

Q. Have you any means of accounting why it had not discharged? A. It was a new pistol, and might be foul with oil in the touch-hole—I had some conversation with the prisoner—I said nothing to induce him to make any declaration—as soon as he was brought to the station-house, I ordered a man to assist in searching him—a bullet-mould, the pistol-key, and a loose ball were found in his pocket—I sent the officer to the house to look for the pistol—he brought it in three or four minutes—the prisoner said there were two pistols, but he had lost one—he said he had purchased a pair of pistols in the Minories, and the night before the occurrence he was drunk in the street, and lost one, that a prostitute took it out of his hat—he then said that he was very sorry that he had not blown her brains out, and likewise his own b----brains out, which he would do.

Cross-examined. Q. Where did he say this to you? A. In the station—Cox was not there—part of this conversation was between eight and nine o'clock the next morning—he did not tell me he was tired of his life—there was nothing in the pistol to account for the ball not having been discharged but what I say—I have been in the army twenty-five years, and have had a new gun, which has missed eight or nine times running—I

cannot tell why the ball was not discharged—it could not arise from the unsteadiness of a drunken man's hand, for it was properly loaded and primed right, and he had cut the ball smaller with a knife from a larger one, instead of making it with the mould—he did not appear under a great deal of excitement—I know the man well—I have had a great deal of dealing with him—he was in a violent passion no doubt.

COURT. Q. Was he under the influence of passion, or liquor? A. Passion—he had been drinking—I could smell the liquor, but he was perfectly sober.

MR. PAYNE. Q. Do you swear you smelt the liquor, and yet he was sober? A. Yes—a man who has been abroad can take a good deal—I know him well—he has been in the army—in the Second Queen's, I believe.

Q. Do not you know he was very much distressed in his mind by the unhappiness between himself and his wife? A. No—he was ordered by the Magistrate to keep away, and allow her so much a week—the woman has got money in the Bank, and he got the book from her, and got it out, and I believe he wanted to have more—I have no acquaintance with his wife—I know nothing of her, but her coming to the station, and booking the charge—I pitied her—I did not know the prisoner in the army—I have had no quarrel with him—I never spoke to him in my life—only in my duty—I never struck him at all—I never saw any policeman strike him—we were generally obliged to have six or seven men to take him to the station-house—he was fined 5l. the other day, for violence to our people—he is a powerful man—he would kick and injure a man; and when he was brought to the station-house, the last time we had him there, he was hanging by the window, and would have put an end to himself—that is a long time ago—it might be eight or nine months ago.

Q. Has not his conduct for some time been that of a man labouring under excitement and delusion? A. I cannot say—I have seen him thousands of times, but I never spoke to him, only when brought to the station-house—that may be three times I have had to take the change—and several times I have persuaded him to go home to his lodging.

COURT. Q. What did he do eight or nine months ago? A. He attempted to commit suicide in the cell when he was in custody about his wife.

MR. PAYNE. Q. Did he at any other time attempt it? A. Not to my knowledge—I never heard of it—I never bothered about him—I have known him brought to the station-house a great many times, but only locked him up three times—he has been brought fifteen or sixteen times, but I have only detained him three times—I did not take him but he was brought to me—I never had my hand on him in my life myself—a policeman apprehended him and brought him in—he was always like a mad fellow at those times. but I cannot sat what he was labouring under.

COURT. Q. He appeared sober though he had been drinking? A. Yes—I could smell rum or some kind of spirits.

Q. You say that before he was under the excitement of passion; did you ever see anything about him to lead you to believe that he was not in his proper senses, or was he rational, so as to be perfectly responsible for what he did? A. I always considered he knew what he was doing—It was a very fine gunpowder—it appeared a full charge—the powder was good—I put some of it in the fire—he was always a mad outrageous fellow—he

would kick whoever came near him first—he is very violent—one of the worst men that was ever brought to the station—I have been in that situation six years, and believe he was the worst that I saw there—when brought in custody he would make his escape by kicking and being very violent—a medical man examined the prosecutrix's wounds, he is not in attendance.

Prisoner's Defence. I have been married now going on eleven years to my wife, and have been a hard working man—I have earned a great deal of money, and have taken home from 28s. to 30s. a week, and I think that is a man's duty, and as much as a labouring man can do—I was working for Mr. Allen in Bett-street, and he was a good master, and I had a good mistress—I used to have to go to put the chaise harness to the horse to drive my mistress down to meeting—there was my wife used to kick up a row, "Why should I do this work on a Sunday more than any other man?"—I used to have to go to the house and clean my master's boots and shoes, at his house, and I had for a length of time—she got jealous of the servant-maid—the servant-maid used to laugh and talk with me, and she then swore I knew as much of the servant-maid as I did of her, and that was the first beginning of her jealousy—Mr. Allen took and sold the concern up to Gray's-inn-lane—I walked backwards and forwards to Gray's-inn-lane night and morning for three years, besides going out with my dray, and took from 19l. and 20l. to 30l. a day—I never robbed my master of a single farthing—one malicious chap happened to go home—(I went home every night, except three nights, when I was at a bean-feast)—she happened to meet him, and she asked him where I was—he replied and said, "I believe he is in the hay-loft, and is sleeping along with another woman; so there was another kind of a jealousy then arose up between us—she came up on the following morning—there was my master as I was just coming out of bed, where I was intoxicated over-night—my master would not let me go out with the dray in the morning—he said I was not fit, and he would send another man out—so he did—I was in the shed, washing the casks which he had set me to do—she happened to to come up, and began to abuse my master, because I had slept there—my master then told me, "Rogers, I do not like to see your wife come up in this manner, why did you not go home?"—I told him how it was—I said, "You know how it was, I got intoxicated, I went up in the loft where I slept, because I would be in time for work in the morning"—he said, "Well, I shall send you down to Golden-lane"—that was at the time the intermediate beer came up—I was earning good money, and took her home good money—I went to Golden-lane, and had to sit up brewing—I had to brew in the night, and go out with the dray in the day-time, which I did for three nights, and had not hardly a bit of bed, except on Sunday, when I had a resting-day—I had to go there on Sundays, to draw the beer at dinner hours—she began to kick up a row with me, and swore that I had no business there, "Why did not master employ somebody else to draw the beer, and put a person, and keep there regularly?" but I was obliged to do what my master ordered me, and what he bid me—master and I had a few fallings out, and I left him, and went to Mr. West of Hoxton—there I got 30s. a week standing wages, and 1s. for every customer I got—I could make up my money then to very near 2l. a week, and I used to give her, (that wretched woman, I used to give her,) so help me God, 28s. or 29s. a week—I kept myself out of the remainder—I used to have to treat my customers, to keep them together, and gain customers for my master—well, master left off at this time as porter fell, and I did not

expect the would be good enough to give the customers—I left them, and went into Mr. Hanbury's employ, where I had worked before—I was a trounce once—before the clerk told me, if I had a mind to come, I might, as a regular trounce—I went to him, and had nine tons that day, and they gave me 9s.—I was going out with four hogsheads of stout to the Catherine-wheel, in Bishopsgate-street, right opposite Spitalfield's church—when I came there, I happened to tread on a piece of cabbage-leaf, which flung me down, and the wheel was within a very little of going over me—I had to catch hold of a lamp-post, and I caught the toe of my shoe against the curb—I wrenched my knee, and went down—it was eleven o'clock at night, and I could not go at one o'clock, which I ought to have done, for my knee was swelled, and was so bad—I sent to let the clerk know about it—in the room of going to the clerk, she went into the yard, and Mr. Hanbury gave her an order for me to go into the hospital, and I was there eleven weeks before I could get my knee well—she swore she would not work—if I did not turn out to work, she would not keep me, after all the money I had been earning for her—I never strove to go into a brewer's house any more—well, I went and worked for Mr. Bryant, in Prince's-square, and worked for him six years—I did the very same with Mr. Bryant that I did at the others, cleaning shoes, knives and forks, for him and the servants—I had orders to do so, and I did do it—my master would give me a character from that day to this, and a good character, till there was three or four rascally fellows—one's name was Will Mitchell, the second James Withers, the third James Hall, and the fourth Jem Mitchell—this will went and told my wife that I had a very great concern with the servant-girl—which God Almighty knows I never knew or heard of, no more than a child just come from its mother's womb—he went and told her—he borrowed a coat of me on the Sunday, and said he would bring it home in the afternoon, which he did at the time I was gone to chapel in Wellclose-square, (to parson Smith's)—when I came home, she asked me where I had been—I said, to chapel—"Chapel! no," she says, "you have been out with that d—nasty stinking w—, and if I meet her, by G—I will murder her"—those were her very words—if not, may God strike me dead—I asked her what was the matter—she said, "You have not been to chapel; you have been with that stinking W—"—I said, "What stinking w—do you mean now?"—I said, "If you had gone to chapel with me, you would have seen if I had been with a w—or not"—I said, "Take and dress yourself, and go out and be comfortable with me on Sunday like another woman; let us be comfortable with one another"—but in the room, of that, she stops at home—well, this villanous fellows told her that I knew as much about the girl as I knew about her—well, soon after it came to master's ears, and he said, "Rogers, have you been making a b—W—Y house of my house?"—"A b—w—y house?"—"No," says I, "I never made a b—house of your house"—he said, "Have you not been along with the servant-girl?"—"What?" said I—he said, "But every time I am out I understand you are always in my house, and you have made a b—w—y house of my house in the middle of the day"—"In the middle of the day!" I said, "Who has told you that?"—he said, "I have heard it"—" What day was it on?" said I—he said, "the day you cleaned the windows" I had been ordered to clean the windows outside, and the cook said to me, "You must come and clean them inside, for I must get the fenders and fire-irons, cleaned"—and I did, and the nursery-maid came down with the children to dressed to take them out: as soon as she came down—she

had no shawl or handkerchief on (this Mitchell was coming past with Miller and Hall) she sat the little dear baby down on the sofa, and said, "Rogers, mind the baby that it does not fall off the sofa, while I put my handkerchief and shawl on, for I am just going out"—of course, I did so, and these fellows went and rose the report that I had the girl down on the sofa in the middle of the day, and told my master so, as soon as he heard that, he discharged both me and the girl from the premises—she always said if she met the girl she would murder her—I knew no more about the girl than the Lord in heaven; and after I was discharged I made up my mind, being so hurt, that I would go to Gravesand along with the girl—I did, and we spend the day comfortably together—end yet I knew nothing at all about the girl—I knew I had got a wife and why should I go with the girl—it was a hard thing to get turned out of my place, and I went out of aggravation, and came home, but never knew any thing about the girl—it was her doing to kick up a row that caused me to be turned out of all my places—so then, of course, we had a few words—well, one Sunday night I had been out and came home—she was standing against the door—I had been to see a workmate or two of mine—it was about ten o'clock at night, I suppose—that was the first time I was given in charge—as soon as I went in doors—she was standing in the door, and a policeman with her, talking—she standing on one side, and the policeman on the other—she began with me, and wanted to know if I had been out along with my damsels again—I said, "No, I have been to see a mate or two of mine"—she said, "You are a liar"—I said, "I am not," and I said, "You are always saying it, I will give you a knock in the face," and I up with my fist, and gave her a push in the face—I only pushed her—the policeman was standing there—I did not strike her violently—she called out "Murder" immediately—the policeman came and took me—I was taken to the Magistrate, and he heard the case, and said, "Now my man what have you a mind to allow this woman a week, and separate?"—I thought we were to divide our things with each other—I was lawfully married—why should a man not have half as well as a woman?—what does a man marry a woman for?—he marries her to maintain her, and I always did, and always would, unto the utmost of my power—I always strove to keep a good house and home over my head, and got into a good club, and every thing—when I was taken, the Magistrate heard my case—I went back after my things—I brought a box, and took all my things out, and tied them up in an apron—I took them to the Magpie and Stump all higgledy piggledy—all flung out into the street, as if they were a parcel of old rags—I went to look to see if I had got them all right and found I had not—I went and bought a box, and came back again—I was rather in liquor I will acknowledge—after I got the box I wanted one shirt, three pairs of stockings, a pin which I wore in my shirt, and some numbers of the "Pilgrim's Progress"—I went back for them, and she sent for the policeman, who knocked me down—with his staff he knocked me down on the ground, just as a dog, and dragged me of to the station-house—there I was again hauled up before the Magistrate, and he sentenced me three months to the house of correction, and there I was three months—one fortnight I was picking oakum, and ten weeks at work in the open shed, and when I came out of the prison the governor gave me a character, said I was a worthy good man when I told him about it, and what it was for—well, I came, out and

and got some work, as soon as I got out—and was at work about a fortnight; I happened to go down Belt-street again—I went to the Euston Arms to get some supper, and who should come in but my lady—" Rogers said she—I said, "Well, what do you want?"—"Are you a mind to make up my allowance? she said, "What you made an agreement for, my half-crown a week?"—No," says I, "where you are, I will be, if you like to come with me I will maintain you; or, if you like for me to come with you, but not a farthing will I give you till then"—she said, "You, won't wont you? by G—I will make you up all the time you were in prison"—Will you says I—on the Monday week following my shoes had got dry, being laid up so long—I got into work and 1l. a week, and the soles came down right away from the shoes—I went to the saving's bank (I am not ashamed to say it) to draw 1l. 15s., and bought a bran new smock-frock, the waistcoat that I have on, and a new pair of high shoes, ready and fit to go to work—I went to Mr. Bryant, and stated the case to him—he said, "Jemmy, have you been home yet?"—I said, "No"—he said "Why don't you strive to go home and make up matters, and live with your wife comfortably?"—I said, "That is what I should like to do"—he said, "Well try what can do"—I was a little in liquor—I went home; and when I got near the door, she came and slammed it against me, and said, "You rascal, you shall not come here"—I went from the place again, and they came and dragged me off again like a dog, and took me before a Magistrate; and they took me to Clerkenwell—there was two months more of it—there was a poor devil—see how a poor fellow has been used—a man had better be dead than alive, ten thousand times—I went in, as soon as I went in the Governor gave me work to do—I did not starve—I had meat, and half a pint of beer, thank God; and when I came out the Governor gave me a character, and said, "You are a worthy man;" he persuaded me to go home, and said, "Now, try once more, and see if you can't make up matters"—so I did, and just the same occurred again—I made no more to do, but went to the officer at Lambeth-street to see the Magistrate—the officer said, "What do you come here now for, Rogers?"—I said, "For my case"—he said, "You were lawfully married to the woman, why not go to your house? I would tear it all to atoms but what I would go in—I would lug the house down over their ears, and knock the policeman's heads off, if they came near me"—I went to the house—there it was, "You shall not come in"—I went back again—I was ordered to taken an officer with me to see I went in without making any disturbance or any piece of work—I went and got the policeman 155, who was on duty, but whether he is here I do not know—I went in and sat a few minutes, when she made no more to do, but ran and seized me in a moment; but the policeman would not take me in charge—he said, "He is in his own house, stop there"—she made no more to do, but caught hold of me, and tore my shirt—caught me with her talons and scratched me down the face—what flesh and blood could put up with it?—no man living on the face of God's earth could put up with it—I would sooner take a dagger and stab myself then put up with it—I have been scandalously and brutally used—I would sooner be sent out of the country—I am strong and able, and can go to work—I do not care what work it is—I do not want to be in England again—my character is gone for ever, and what use is it for me to stop here—when I went again to the Magistrate—(there stands one, oh, you false swearing varmint, you undertaker ((pointing to a witness) the devil will have you some of these days—you have had a good many bodies, let

us hope you wont's have so many)—I went to the magistrate—the policeman after I went in, would not take me—she went away down to the station-house, and they took me there—one of the policeman came—I made no resistance, I went quietly, and Mr. Norman would not take me in charge—she came down, and swore that he should take me in charge again—what charge was there for dragging a man out of his house and home?—I only went for my things—only let me have them, and I would never have troubled her again in the world, and she shall not have them yet—I never troubled her—Mr. Norton told me the best thing I could do would be to go to the Magistrate at seven o'clock at night, and the there decide the case—well, I went there—there was Davis the officer, he said, "Come in poor fellow, you have been badly used," and I went in, and told the Magistrate—he said he would let me have the warrent—"But he is a poor fellow, he is just come out of prison, he cannot pay money for any warrant"—he then said, "Take and him out a warrant—we will let him have it, and let him have her up here on Monday"—there is that fellow who stands there, he came and swore I had a pair of pistols in my possession when I came out of prison—so help me God I had not—they swore murder against me then, and the magistrate ordered me to keep away—I then went and drew 8l., 9s., every farthing out of the bank—I drank to that excess I did not know what to do, I leave it now in your hands—for God's sake transport me—let me go out of the world, or out of this country at any rate—may my curses fall on her.

JAMES FINCH . I am gardener to Nicholas Charington, Esq. a brewer, and live in Globe-road, Mile-end. I have known the prisoner from his infancy—I do not know when he separated from his wife—he is a hardworking and industrious man—he is naturally of a good disposition—he is liable to he excited sometimes.

GUILTY . Aged 39— DEATH .

Second Jury, before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-398
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation; Guilty > with recommendation
SentenceDeath; Death

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398. JAMES BALDWIN and WILLIAM MORETON were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Thomas Ulyate, about the hour of seven in the night of the 15th of January, at St. Ann, Westminster, with intent to steal, and stealing therein 2 printed books, value 3s., 1 box, value 1s.; 1 purse, value 1s.; 2 crowns, 3 half-crowns, 1 shilling 1 sixpence, and 1 silver penny; the goods and monies of George Gibson the younger.

MARTHA GIBSON . I am the wife of George Gibson, and live at No. 6, Chapel-place, Soho, in the parish of St. Ann. About ten minutes before seven o'clock, on the evening of the 15th of January, I locked my room, door, and went up to my landlord, and almost immediately heard my door open, and I came down with a light in my hand—my room is below—I heard the door move and went down with the light—I had locked it—I put the key into the lock but it would not open it—my landlord came down and tried it—his name is Thomas Ulyate—he pushed the door but could not move it, and at last put his shoulder to it, and found the door give a little—John Hughes came, and they thrust the door open; there was somebody in the room—we got a light but it was put out several times—I could clearly distinguish two persons in the room—they were secured and kept in the room till the policeman came, which was very soon—I grasped hold of one of them before the policeman came,—that was Baldwin, he tried to make his escape—they were both secured—when the policeman came, and I could get into the room, I found they had taken a silk

purse out of the drawer, in the room, with 19s. belonging to my son, and a prayer-book—there were two crown pieces, three half-crowns, one shilling, and a sixpence,—and there was a silver penny in a puzzle-box which was taken out of the drawer and put on a work bench—I saw both the prisoners searched in my room—I believe 17s. 6d. was found on Baldwin, half-a-crown and a penny was found on More ton—a prayer-book laid on one end of the table, and a pocket-book on the other, I had left the pocket-book and pryer-book in the same drawers as the money was taken, from, the policeman found the purse under the grate with the money taken out—I am quite sure I left the room, door locked.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. On what floor of the house is your room? A. The ground-floor—there are two street doors—the half door was always kept, bolted, and I bolted it before I went up—half the street door was open, and half shut—my landlord lives up one pair—I am quite sure I locked my door, and tried it before I went up—I put the key in my pocket—I was gone five minutes—I did not go with the intention to stay long—I knew Moreton before—he lived in the neighbourhood when he was a child—he was brought up in St. Ann's School—I did not wash for him—he was never in my room before—there is very little distance between the street-door and my room-door—the passage is very small—when I got down stairs, and the door was opened, a good many neighbours came in after we got into the room, and prisoners were secured—I could get the key into the lock but could not open it—when I went in the fire was alight—I had left the fire there—there was a candle—I had not left a candle burning when I went up stairs—when I came down I had a candle—when I could get into the room, I could see who was in the room—the candle was put out before I got into the room—when I first got into the room, there was nothing but the fire to give light—it was a low fire—I could see there were two persons in the room—two or three light were put out—but there was a light by which I could see there were two persons—the candle was put out two or three times—there was a light taken into the room at the same time as me—I cannot be certain who had the light in the confusion—some neighbours came in, almost immediately after I got into the room, before the policeman came—Baldwin stood almost by the side of the door, and Moreton by the side of the fire-place when I went in—my landlord went in first, Hughes followed, and I next—I swear that when I first went in, there were two persons there, besides Hughes and the landlord—the house is in St. Ann's parish—I believe it is St. Ann's Soho.

COURT. Q. How long before this had you been to the drawer? A. I had been to it the course of the day—a very little time before indeed.

GEORGE GIBSON . I am the prosecutrix's son, and live with her. I left the pocket-book and prayer-book in the drawer at two o'clock that day, I am certain—when I left the room the money and purse were there also—the purse is mine, and the 19s., and silver penny—I came home at eight o'clock—after it was all over.

THOMAS BAILEY . I am a policeman. On the 15th of January, I went to No. 6, Chapel-place, in the parish of St. Ann, Westminster—I arrived there about five minutes to seven o'clock—I went into the room, and found the two prisoners standing together—the witness, Hughes, was holding Baldwin by the handkerchief, to prevent his going out—I tied the two prisoners together with my handkerchief, and began to search them—Baldwin put his hand in his waistcoat pocket, and took out some money—he

refused to give it to me, saying it was his own—by that time sergeant Stone came into the room—I had hold of Baldwin's hand—he said he would not give it to me, but would give it to sergeant Stone, which he did—it was two crowns, two half-crowns, and one shilling—I then went to search him, and in the same waistcoat pocket as he took the money from, I found two sixpences, one of which was cut through the middle—as I went to put my hand there, he said, "There is another sixpence there," but I found two—I then searched Moreton, and found on him one half-crown, two halfpence, and a latch-key—I found a puzzle-box on a work-bench in the room, and a silver penny in it—I found the purse, which was taken from the drawer, under the grate, empty.

Cross-examined. Q. How do you know it was taken from the drawer? A. Only by what Mrs. Gibson said—I believe the parish is called St. Ann, Westminster, to the best of my knowledge, by the adjoining parish being called St. James's, Westminster—I cannot be positive—I have heard it called St. Ann's, Westminster—I think I have seen it so in print on St. Ann's church-door—I have seen bills with St. Ann, Westminster—I do not know St. Ann's, Soho, unless this is that name—it is close to Soho-square—I cannot say how long it was after the commencement of this that I went into the room—I did not the puzzle-box, silver penny, or purse, on the prisoners.

GEORGE STONE . I am a police-sergeant. I went to the house about seven o'clock, and saw the two prisoners and the constable in the room, and several other persons—Baldwin gave me from his hand two crown pieces—two half-crowns, and one shilling—I produce them—he refused to give them to the other policeman—I produce also a prayer-book and pocket-book, which Mrs. Gibson gave me.

Cross-examined. Q. What is the name of the parish.? A. St. Ann—I think I have seen a bill on the church, calling it St. Ann, Westminster.

MRS. GIBSON re-examined I know this pocket-book and prayer-book—they were in the drawer with the money when I went up stairs—they belong to my son—I know the purse and the puzzle—it was in the same drawer—the silver penny was in the box.

Cross-examined. Q. When had you see the box last? A. In the drawer, when I put some clean things in, just before I went up—I did not rummage the drawers about to look for the things—when I went into the room afterwards, I found the drawer open—I put my hand in at the corner—I knew the purse had been in, and missed it.

GEORGE GIBSON . re-examined I know the prayer-book and pocketbook, and other things were in the drawer when I left home—they belong to me—I noticed a cut through the sixpence that morning.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you mean to swear to the sixpence from that little nick in it on the head? A. Yes—I never noticed one with a similar mark before—I did not tell the Magistrate I could not swear to any of the money—I do not swear to any of it—I do not swear to the sixpence—I have an doubt of it; but there may be more like it.

COURT. Q. What is Ulyate's Christian name? A. Thomas MR. PAYNE. Q. How do you know his name is Thomas? A. I know no more than what he tells me—he always told me he had but one name.

MRS. GIBSON, re-examined. Thomas Ulyate is my landlord—I have heard him say he never had any other name—I pay my rent, but take no receipt—I am a weekly tennant—I know him by the name of Thomas Ulyate.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you every say "Thomas Ulyate" to him? A. Yes—I always call him Thomas Ulyate—he is confined to his, bed, and is not expected to live.

JOHN HUGHES . I live next door to the house; and about five minutes before seven o'clock I was called in by Mrs. Ulyate to the assistance of Mr. Ulyate, because they could not get admittance into the room. Ulyate. was turning the key backwards and forwards, and they found there was somebody inside resisting their admission—I said, "Push"—Mrs. Ulyate gave me a candle in my left-hand, and I helped to push the door open—I found the prisoners both behind the door—I had candle in my left-hand Ulyate secured Moreton—Baldwin came and blew out the candle, and I secured him.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you examine the lock of the door? A. Yes—the key moved backwards and forwards properly—the resistance was from somebody pushing inside—I cannot tell whether the lock was broken—I did not examine the box of the lock—I can say nothing about that; but we forced forced the door open.

Baldwin's Defence As I was going up Crown-street, I heard a cry of murder, and saw a great crowd of people. I went to see what it was, and went with other people into Mrs. Gibson's room—Mr. Hughes collared me, and accused me of robbing the place.

(Catherine Parrick, the wife of a shoemaker, Little St. Andrew-street, Seven Dials, deposed to the prisoner, Moreton's good character; and Mary Downes, of Tooley-street, and Ann Moore, widow, Great Wild-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields to that of Baldwin's

BALDWIN— GUILTY [Recommended to mercy by the jury, on account of their good character. See original trial image.]— DEATH . Aged 20.

MORETON— GUILTY [Recommended to mercy by the jury, on account of their good character. See original trial image.]— DEATH . Aged 22.

Recommended to mercy by the jury, on account of their good character.

Before Mr. Justice Williams.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-399
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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399. WILLIAM BONE was indicted for a robbery on John Mills, on the 5th of September, at Friern-Barnet, putting him in fear, and stealing from his person, and against his will, 1 pair of scissors, value 2s.; 1 pair of spectacles, value, 1s.; 1 tobacco-box value 4d.; 1 knife, value 1 d.; 3 shillings 1 sixpence, and the sum of 2 1/4 d. in copper; the goods and moines of the said John Mills.

JOHN MILLS . I am a drover, and live at No. 5, Broad-yard, Turnmill-street. On the 5th of September last, about a quarter before six o'clock in the morning, I was at Friern-Barnet—I was coming out of the park, between Whetstone and Barnet—it is a field adjoining the road, called the park—I had a lot of beasts there—before I was pulled down I saw a whole lot of people standing against the gate—I knew none of them but the prisoner—I have known him by sight for twelve months before—I had just crossed into the middle of the high road, and was thrown down five or six yards from the gate—I had passed the man, and the prisoner followed me, took me round the neck, and threw me down right in the middle of the road—by threw me in the road, and held me by the neck while the others undid my things—he came from behind—I am certain he is the man, from seeing him before—he blinded my face—I saw him as he caught hold of me, and I saw him as I lay on my back—thirteen or fourteen of them came round me—the prisoner knelt on my neek, and held his hands over my eyes, while the others ransacks me, he choked me so, that I could not breathe scarcely—mythings were all pulled down, and my breeches turned right over

my heels—it was after they had done the mischief to me that they unbuttoned my breeches and stripped them down all over my feet—that would prevent my running—I had 3s. 6d. in silver, and 2d. 1/4., 1 knife, a pair of scissors, and a tobacco-box, about me—I lost every thing; my from my breeches pocket, and the other things from my jacket pocket—I had no smock-frock on—I felt them fumbling in my pocket, and every thing was taken—nothing was left in the road; they even took stick which I was minding my cows with—my neck was as black as it could be for a fortnight afterwards, with their kneeling on it—I never heard them speak at all—I got nothing back—I did not see the prisoner again till last Thursday, when I saw him in the New Prison, Clerkenwell—he was not shown to me—he was among a number of other prisoners, and I picked him out—the prisoners were all put in a line, thirteen of fourteen, and I picked him out.

Prionser Every thing he has sworn is false—he says it was in Friern-Barnet; and it was in Barnet, in Hertfordshire, where he was robbed. Witness I know the place very well, but do not know which county it is in—it was between Whetstone and Barnet, very little way from the tenth milestone on the high North-road—I do not know Fryern-Barnet.

Q. When you speak of Barnet. do you mean the principal Barnet? A. It was in the bottom, against the tenth mile-stone—I was quite sober—it was a fine morning—I had been watching the cows all night, and was going to call the rest of the men up—it had been daylight for a long time—it was about a quarter before six o'clock in the morning—there was no fog nor rain—I gave a description of the prisoner to Smith, the officer, the same morning—I was very much frightened—I had observed the prisoner standing at the gate as I came through it—I was not frightened till I was thrown down—my money was loose in my pocket—I am in the service of Mr. Biggs, at Holloway—I have worked for him, on and off, eight or nine years.

JOHN SMITH . I am a horse-patrol on the northern road. I know the park and the gate the witness speaks of—the parishes join there—I am not certain whether it is in one parish or the other just there—it is in the high road—the prosecutor gave me information on the morning this happened, and complained of robbed—he particularly described one man, and another as short chubby man, besides—in consequence of which, I gave him information of the prisoner being in custody—last Wednesday I went with him to the New prison, and told the Deputy-Governor my business, and a line was formed in the yard—the prisoner was near about the centre of the others standing with the other prisoners—as soon as the prosecutors saw him, he said, "That is him, the tall man in the smock-frock"—he picked him out directly—the prisoner did not hear what he said that I know of—he might be twenty yards from him—it was a little after one o'clock in the day.

Prisoner If he had a description of me, it is strange he could not find me—I live in the place he is patrol of, and I have never been from home. Witness I knew the prisoner, but did not see him for more than two months after—he is a man I seldom saw, and I have seen the witness but once since—I did not know where to find Mills—I understood he was a job drover—I did not know he was Biggs' regular employ—but when I searched the prisoner on another case, I found a knife in his pocket, which I suspected was the prosecutor's, and I went to Biggs' men to inquire where he could be found.

Q. If you saw the prisoner two months after, why not tell the prosecutor sooner? A. I did not know where to find him—I took the prisoner into custody on another case, on the 25th of January, and found a knife in his pocket, answering the description of the prosecutor's knife.

Prisoner. He has seen me three or four times a week. Witness. It is false—I did not see him—he is a man I don't believe I have seen a dozen times since I have been on the road—I did not see him for two months after—I did not know where he worked, for it is seldom he is in work.

Prisoner I worked for Mrs. Ramsay. Witness. I know there is a house called Mrs. Ramsay's—I did not know he was in her service till he told me so, when he was apprehended.

Prisoner's Defence I worked there for the last seven months—I was at work there at Barnet fair time, and ever since—this man has seen me three or four times a week—he will swear any thing—it is all false what the prosecutor says—I am as innocent of the charge as a child unborn.

JOHN MILLS re-examined. I never spoke to the prisoner before the 5th of September—I have seen him passing and repassing in the road between whetstone and Barnet for twelve months—I have seen him ten or a dozen times.

GUILTY. Aged 27.— Judgement Respited.


OLD COURT, Monday, February 1st.

First Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-400
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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Reference Numbert18360201-401
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401. JAMES COOK was indicted , for feloniously and knowingly sending to George Thomas White, Esquire, a letter, threatening to accuse him of a crime punishable by law with death, with intent to extort and gain money from him—2nd COUNT, for delivering a like letter.—2 other COUNTS, calling it a writing instead of a letter,—4 other COUNTS, stating his intention to be to procure an acceptance, by the said George Thomas White, of a bill of exchange, to be drawn upon him by the said James Cook, for the sum of 50l.—8 other COUNTS, a stating the intent to be, to charge him with a crime punishable by law with transportation.

MR. BODKIN conducted the Prosecution.

JOHN HASLET . I am clerk to Mr. White. I have seen the prisoner at Mr. White's chambers very often for the last two years—in the first instance Mr. White generally saw him, but not latterly—I learned from the prisoner the object of his visits to Mr. White; it was respecting a woman and a child—he said he had done something for Mr. White—he has often said he came for money—I received three letters, one from a boy and two others—this letter came to my hands, it is dated the 31st of December—it must have been then that I received it—I have seen the prisoner write—I believe the whole of this letter(marked A) to be his hand-writing, and the address—it is not the letter named in the indictment—the prisoner came to Mr. White's the day after this letter came, the 1st of January—he brought this letter. (B) delivered it to me, and desired it

to be given to Mr. White—I am sure it is in his hand-writing, the whole of it, and the address—I received this letter(C) from the prisoner on the 2nd of January, and this also(D), I cannot say on what day—it bears no date—it was since the other letters—I could not say that that is the prisoner's writing, it does not appear to me to be like the others.

Prisoner. Q. You tell his Lordship that Mr. White has not seen me latterly, what do you call latterly? A. I should say two months—this letter (D) does not appear like your hand-writing—I am positive as to the others.

Q. You said, I said I had done something for Mr. White? A. You told me you had procured abortion—I cannot say when you told me so, it is within six months—these letters were not enveloped to me—Mr. White was on the Midland circuit—I remember his receiving one letter then, but cannot say I remember two.

SAMUEL STANILAND . I am an attorney. In the course of last year I was consulted by Mr. White on this matter—I was present, on the 9th of December, at Mr. White's chambers, when the prisoner and his attorney and Mr. White were present—I produces a release that was executed on that occasion, I saw the prisoner sign it, this is it—4l. was given to the prisoner on the execution of that release, and and acceptance of Mr. White's for three months, which is not due yet—the prisoner did not state that he had any other claim on Mr. White—I saw the prisoner again, on the evening of the 11th of December, at my office—He said he came to me as the attorney of Mr. White, and requested me to ask Mr. White to let him have 50l.—he said he had an opportunity of getting in to business in London, and he wanted this sum to buy the fixtures—I told him I was surprised at the request, and refused to be the medium of communicating that to Mr. White—he then asked if I would request Mr. White to give his acceptance for 50l., which I refused to do—he came again the following evening, but I would not suffer him to come into my house—he came again on the 30th of December—he came into my room—I immediately arose from my chair, and said, "I can have no communication at all with you," and made him go out of the house.

Prisoner. Q. Do you remember the day of the week, the 11th of December was on.? A. No, I do not exactly recollect the day, it was between nine and ten o'clock in the evening—you said you had taken a house, and wanted 50l. to buy fixtures—you brought a medical bill—I advised 30l. to be given you, if your release was given.

COURT. Q. Did you understand that an action had been brought against Mr. White? A. Yes, for 60l.

Prisoner. Q. Was it not for medical attendance on that female? A. I don't know—you had a letter when you came on the 30th of December, and said, "Allow me to show you this letter," which you had in your hand—I said, "No, I won't see your letter"—this was about seven or eight o'clock in the evening—the prisoner did not state to whom the letter was addressed—I stopped him from proceeding—I turned him out.

Q. Do you recollect when this release was signed, my applying to Mr. White and yourself, with respect to the arrangement for the support of the child, he first promising 10s. a-week? A. It was arranged that Mr. White should pay 1l. a month—that was on the 9th of December, when the release was given—you did not deliver a message to me on the 30th of December from the party, to request Mr. White to pay her

monthly—I was never at Huish-court in my life—I did not send there to Mrs. Dixon, to prevent her from coming here.

HERBERT JOHN WARD . I live in Water-street, Bridewell. In December last, the prisoner was treating with me for a house—he referred me to his friend, George White, of Essex-street, a barrister—the fixtures were to be included in the rent—there was a treaty about some furniture which came to 50l.—he first referred me to Mr. White as to his character, and proposed to take this furniture at 50l. and to pay me by an acceptance of Mr. White's to that amount—I objected to make any application to Mr. White—the prisoner was to do so—I called on Mr. White on the 28th in consequence of the prisoner's direction for the acceptance—It was to be drawn by the prisoner—he refused to give it, and stated he had informed Mr. Cook he would not—I wrote to the prisoner on that day, and he came to me the day following.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not have an interview first with Mrs. White? A. No—she came into the room before I left—Mrs. White said, "You will certainly not accept a bill, not recommend that man"—but I should say that Mr. White had declined the acceptance before Mrs. White came into the room.

Q. Did you not tell me, that Mr. White was indisposed when you first called, that there was no fire in the first-floor office, and Mrs. White came and asked you up stairs, and she would introduce you to Mr. White? A. Not one item of what you have stated is true, she did not do so, nor did I tell you so—the servant introduced me up stairs—this is my hand-writing—(read)" 2, Water-street, Bridewell Precinct, December 22nd, 1835. Sir, Mr. Leblanc, who is the superior landlord of the house, No. 2, Tudor-street, has this day made inquiries of Mr. White, and is satisfied with his statement as to your respectability, and I have therefore directed the notice "To let" to be taken down, Mr. Leblanc is going out of town on Thursday, in the middle of the day, it is therefore desirable, with a view to immediate possession, that the agreement with his as to rent, fixtures, &c., is completed at the latest on Thursday morning. If you can come to down to-morrow(Wednesday)I think it will expedite the matter.

"Yours, respectfully. H. J. WARD. "

"Directed to Mr. Cook, Surgeon, Ilford Essex. "

Prisoner. Q. I believe you had twelve months more to expire? A. Yes, I had—I handed your reference to Mr. Leblanc, he being in the profession I thought him more likely to make inquiry—he told me he had made inquiries—I remember your signing a document in Mr. Leblanc's office—I gave possession to Mr. Leblanc—I was not present when possession was given to you—my late brother was a tenant of Mr. Leblanc.—I am his executor—after the reference was stated to be satisfactory I proposed to you to take this furniture.

GEORGE THOMAS WHITE , Esq. I am a barrister, and live in Essex-street. This letter(A) came to my hands on the 31st of December last, this one (B) on the 1st of January, and this one(C)on the 2nd of January.

Prisoner. Q. Do you remember my applying to you at the latter and of November, 1834, to inform you of the health of a young woman whom you had been cohabiting with, to whom you had administered medicine of a serious description? A. On several occasions I remember your calling on me, you told me you had been to the overseers of the parish of St. Dunstan's, about the woman's child.

COURT. Q. Did he mention her name? A. Yes, Mrs. Cook.

Prisoner. A. Do you remember calling at her lodging at one o'clock the following morning? A. The morning I called at her lodging I think was the latter end of October—I found you, and her, and her child in bed together between one and two o'clock in the morning—I think it was some where out of the York-road—I have never seen it since—you had the appearance of a man coming out of bed—you had your coat and trousers on—I said, "Here is a sovereign for Mrs. Cook"—I went up stairs and saw the lady and her child in bed together, from which you had come shortly before, no doubt—I do not think there was any thing the matter with the woman—I did not give her any medicine—under any pretence—you did not tell me there was a disease in the uterus.

Q. Do you recollect asking me if I would be kind enough to procure a more convenient lodging nearer to you, and if I would let you know where it was you would feel obliged? A. I never said any thing of the kind, I believe you brought the woman to the neighbourhood of my chambers for the purpose of extortion—I did not meet you night after night in the street—I went to meet you one night at the corner of Earl-street, I did not find you there.

Prisoner. I met him every other night, and he handed me from 2 to 3l. a week for the purpose of carrying this poor woman through her abortion.

Witness. It is utterly false—I did not visit her with you in the character of a physician—I do not remember your calling in a Mr. Hart, a surgeon accoucheur—you once sent me a prescription which I could not read, not understanding medicine—I burnt it—I remember on the 1st of last March giving her 7l. 10s. to convey her home to her mother in your presence—I said I would pay 5s. a week for the child, not 10s—I did not advise you to try and get an appointment under Col. Evans, you said you were going to Spain, and I wrote to him—you did not call and say you would go if I would furnish you with the 50l. and the 60l. for the medical bill.

Q. Do you remember accepting a bill for 30l. which not being honoured I was arrested on? A. I do not believe you were arrested—I told the attorney you were not worth arresting—you told me the writ was issued—I remember writing a letter to Mrs. Woodhouse—I promised when the bill was cashed to remit the difference—the document I indorsed was for 22l. 10s. I believe it became due on Saturday—I believe it was presented—a man of the name of Wettenholm came to me to accept for 100l. or 150l. for you, and to take your counter acceptance—of course I refused. I would not have accepted the 50l.

COURT. Q. Had you in point of fact been under any promise or engagement to furnish the prisoner with money to the amount of 50l.? A. I was under no engagement—I had made no promise—I had determined never to do so after the 9th of December—he never had any legal demand against me—I became acquainted with the female by meeting her in the Stand, she was standing looking about—I went to a house of ill-fame with her—I saw her once afterwards.

Prisoner. Q. I believe you stated your circumstances to her, that you were poor, but would introduce your friend, Mr.——, of——, to her, who was very rich, and you did not mind going with a female to whom he had been? A. I never uttered such an expression—I don't know that he was rich.

Prisoner. Do you remember her telling you that she had had a child by

Mr. Cook, the surgeon? A. I don't recollect that, but the name of Cook was mentioned afterwards.

Prisoner. When I returned from the country (I was at Maidstone)—I found the party in question was pregnant—I asked her by whom—she said, "Mr. White, of King's-Bench-walk, Temple"—I requested her to make him acquainted with her situation.

MR. BODKIN. Q. You have stated that this man never had any legal demand on you? A. Never for any purpose whatever, on my solemn Oath—I never had any transaction which could occasion a debt—he has abtained money from me in large sums, and down to a shilling, and once 26l., on an absolute promise that I should never hear any more of him or Mrs. Cook; and in a short time he came, and said he had his pocket picked of the last 7l.—I saw the woman once in the Strand, and once afterwards I did not again till after the circuit, when she came in a state of pregnancy, and said, "You are the father of this child"—I then got Mr. Power to interfere—I asked him whether I had better submit, to avoid publicity.

COURT. Q. Do you happen to know when she was delivered? A. On February the 7th, 1834—I was told so by the prisoner; and before the end of that month I made a contract to pay them 30l.—in that case they should keep the child—I said, "Rather than have the thing made public, or go before the parish officers, I will pay 30l. "—and before I left for the Spring circuit of 1834, I paid the prisoner the balance of the 30l., and he promised I should never hear any thing more of him or the child—In March, 1835, I paid 7l. 10s., on the representation of the woman and the prisoner, that she was to return to her friends at Aylesbury—and that 7l. 10s. was to enable her to do it.

Q. What money in all has the prisoner got from you? A. Not less than 120l. in hard money.

MR. BODKIN Q. To whom did you pay the 7l. 10s? A. To herself in the prisoner's presence—I was going out of town the same day (the 1st of April), and had another application—shame at the connexion I had with the woman, and, above all, shame at the connexion I had been forced into with this man, occasioned my giving the money.

Prisoner. Q. Do you remember asking me, when it was over, whether I would bring the fœtus to you? A. No—I did not say whether it was a dog or a cat, I did not want to see the little b—.

COURT. Q. Had you any connexion with the female after the birth of that child, in February, 1834? A. No—I had not.

Prisoner. Q. Had you not two days before taken her to No. 56, Shoe-lane, and said, "Say you have been out for a pound of candles"—and did you not, after the abortion, take her about in a coach? A. I had nothing to do with the child she was bearing, when you said she had an abortion—I have not said I had no connexion with her after the birth of the first child—I went to 36, Shoe-lane, and had no connexion with her—I did not go there two or three times—I don't recollect what I gave her—I think it was a sovereign—I don't recollect telling her to pay for the room out of it—I did not tell Mr. Staniland that I was the father of the first child—I offered the 5s. a week as the price of peace—I did not say I would give 50l. independent of the medical bill.

EDWARD FLETCHER . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody on this charge in the street—I accosted him, and said, "How do you do, Mr. Cook? "he said, "My name is not Cook; my name is Humphrey"—I said, "Never mind, you are the man I want"—I took him into custody.

(The letters were here put in and read.)

(Letter A.) Addressed to "G. S. White, Esq., No. 39, Essex-street, strand"—"Sir, I have a great right to express my surprise at you conduct, after the statement made to you by Mr. Ward. If you had not felt disposed to assist me, you need not have given Mr. W. your attorney's address. It appears I am to fall, for want of a proper reference, which you engaged to do, and which you have not done. I can only observe, in the event of my falling, you must also. It is true that, as regards my claim for debt, I might have had it settled, and a release signed in the presence of your solicitor as well as mine; but, as regards the criminality, for the benefit of the community, I fell compelled to bring it forward; and I do not hesitate to assert, that my respectability will stand equal with yours. I will leave you to your own conclusions, without expressing any thing until I receive your answer. I remain, Sir, your most obedient servant, "JAMES COOK".

(Letter B.) To, "Mr. White, 39, Essex-street, Strand, January 1st, 1836".—"I this day gave notice to Sir F. Roe, of a circumstance of a very serious nature, which has preyed so strongly on my mind, that I am determined to bring it before the public. G. T. White, Esq., special pleader, 39, Essex-street, Strand, employed me to procure abortion, he, G. T. White's remedies having failed, introduced a probe into the uterus of a girl, and G. T. White attended her with me in the character of a physician, The girl's health is ruined in consequence. My address is, Mr. Cook, surgeon, Ilford, Essex. "

"29, John-street, Holland-street, Blackfriars".

"Mr. White, Sir, If you wish to save your neck, you must and shall comply with my request, as I am determined to hand over to justice the copy of what I have written; I will teach you to give me a reference and then retract, and forfeit your word. I will cure you of your obstinate fit, you will then know whether you should take your own, or your wife's advice. I am Sir, your humble servant, JAMES COOK. "

(Letter C.) "Sir, Before I proceed further in the unfortunate affair, I have one request to make; will you give me your acceptance for 50l. at three months. I will take it up when due, and you shall never have cause to repent; If not things must now take their course. I went yesterday to Mr. Vickery, who declines acting, in consequence of being acquainted with you. I have been this morning to Fitzpatrick, in Clement's Inn, who is not aware of my writing to you; his advice it, to let the girl apply for a summons for an assault of a peculiar nature, your answer to this will decide.

"2nd of January, 1836". Yours, &c. J. COOK".

(Letter D.) "Sir I beg to remind you of the bill, which you were kind enough to endorse for me to Mrs. Woodhouse becomes due on the 30th of this month, which I hope for her sake, it will be honoured; at the some time return thanks to you, for your kindness in putting me under the care of the governor of Newgate, but however, must beg the loan of a sovereign, which I will repay you the first convenient opportunity; thanking you for all favours, particularly the last. I remain yours faithfully, "JAMES COOK, Surgeon, Newgate, late of Ilford. "

(The release was here put in, and read, dated the 9th of December, 1835)

Prisoner Defence I will prove by a witness (a respectable female) that I had the promise held out by Mr. White a long time before to give me 50l. the reason I did not mention it at the time of the release was, that

it was a confidential communication—I can bring those witnesses forward which I consider essential to me, and must abide by my Lord's and your decision.

SARAH HARRIS I am sister to Mrs. Woodhouse, with whom the prisoner was connected. I came to London with the prisoner, and remember going to Mr. White's chambers in Grange-walk, for the endorsement and acceptance of a bill for 22l. 10s.—it was the latter end of September—I saw him write, but not on that occasion—I remember the prisoner being about to enter into business with my sister, and 40l. or 50l. was wanted—Mr. White said he would pay the money—that was at the latter end of Sepetember—he promised to pay 40l. or 50l. to my sister, Mrs. Woodhouse—he wrote a letter to that effect, which was returned, and she declined accepting the offer.

ELIZABETH ADNUM . I first became acquainted with Mr. White my meeting him in the Strand, near Somerset House—I was just returning from Kennington, where I had left my little girl, which Mr. Cook is the father of, in care of an aunt of mine—he asked me where I lived—I did not give my address—he asked me to go and take some refreshment with him—I went with him, and took wine and gin, and remained, till near two o'clock in the morning—he told me that he was married and gave me his address, No. 9, Buckingham-street, Stand; and likewise his chambers.

Prisoner. Q. Was I in town when you first saw him? A. No—it was the latter end of May or the beginning of June—I saw him the next evening about nine o'clock, and was with him till the same time, about two o'clock—he wished me to leave you, to leave my friend, as he was poor, and to have himself and his friend—I took a letter to Mr. Carvill, the overseer—Mr. White visited me in the character of physician—he wished to do that to take off suspicion—he used to send me from 2l. 10s. to 3l. a week for my maintenance—he has given me 2l. himself—after I recovered my health I went with him again—he took me in a coach.

COURT. Q. Is it correct that you had one child of which the prisoner is the father? A. Yes—a little girl—I miscarried with another child last November twelve months—I had another previous to that—a little boy, who is now living—the miscarriage was after that—I was between four and five months gone at that time—I did not live with the prisoner for some time—not till November, 1834—I was living with him, when he was in town, unknown to Mr. White—I have gone by the name of Mrs. Cook at times—I do not go by that name where I am now lodging—I occasionally go by the name of Mrs. Cook—I came up from Aylesbury with the prisoner—I lived with him till my little girl was four months old—I was then living at No. 6, New Church-court, Strand.

MARY DIXON . The last witness lodged at my house—I never saw Mr. White.

COURT. Q. Did Mr. White call at any time to your knowledge? A. I never saw him in my life—I only saw an account of a bill which was to be charged—I heard his name.

Prisoner. Q. You saw the child after it was born? A. Yes—it was quite wasted—I should think it had been dead a month before it was born.

COURT. Q. What date was this? A. December, 1834—I should think it was about a four months child—I cannot say whether the woman was quick with child it was a very small child—the mother told me she had slipped down stairs and hurt her back, and she was ill from that time.

Prisoner. I had been a medical practitioner for 15 years in one town, but business failed, and I took a stituation at Aylesbury as an assistant—I became acquainted with this female, and when she became pregment, I took her to town rather than be exposed.

GUILTY on the last eight counts. Aged 41.— Transported for Life.

OLD COURT, Tuesday, February 2nd, 1836.

Second jury, before Mr. Recorder.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-402
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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403. MARY HARWOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of January, 10 sheets, value 3l., 2 towels, value 3s.; 1 table-cloth, value 5s.; 2 pillow-cases, value 2s.; and 1 pair of trowsers, value 2s.; the goods of Francis Lyne, her master.

FRANCIS LYNE . I live in Trinity-square, Tower-hill. The prisoner was my cook for nine months—I have missed a quantity of linen—the articles in the indictment were brought to my house about the 28th of January, and are my property-the prisoner was still in my service—I never authorized her to pawn or dispose of any thing.

DANIEL FORRESTER . I am an officer. I went to Mr. Lyne's house on the 22nd of January, and searched the prisoner—I found two duplicates in her possession, for a towel and a sheet—I found a key on her, which opened a box in the pantry, and in that I found a great many duplicates, several of them for the articles in question.

JAMES GARDNER . I am shopman to Mr. Annis, a pawnbroker, in the Minories. The prisoner has used the shop for about two years, I understand—I have known her about three months myself—I received these things in pawn from her (producing several)—the corresponding duplicates have been produced by the officer—the first was pawned on the 9th of December—she has redeemed articles as well as pawned them, and sometime she pawned one to redeem another.

ELIZABETH LOWE . I was in Mr. Lyne's service about six years ago, and know some of this linen to be his, as I made it—I know the greatest part of the articles.

Prisoner's Defence. It was my intention to have replaced them.

GUILTY. Aged 55.—(Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor and Jury.)— Confined Three Months.

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CHARLES CHAMBERS . I am a policeman. On the afternoon of the 27th of January, I was on duty at Aldgate, and saw the prisoner—there was a female close behind him—I can't say they were in company—I saw him put his hand into the prosecutor's pocket, and take the handkerchief out—I seized him, and took it from him—I told the prosecutor, who claimed it—I produce it.

PETER BEAUFILS . This is may handkerchief—I lost it on the 27th of

January—I did not feel it taken—chambers produced it to me—I had felt it safe about and hour before.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a gentleman's handkerchief hanging out half way down his legs—I laid hold of it, and was going to tell him it was hanging out, when the officer laid hold of me.

CHARLES CHAMBERS re-examined. The handkerchief was not to be seen at all till he took it out.

GUILTY . Aged 13— Transported for Seven Years.

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

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Reference Numbert18360201-405
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CHARLES LE RAY . I live at Camberwell. On the 19th of January, at ten o'clock at night, I was crossing St. Paul's Churchyard—as I turned the corner of Cheapside, a policeman said, "Have you lost a pocketbook"?—I felt my pocket, and missed it—I went with him to the watch-house, where I saw the prisoners—my pocket-book was in my coat pocket—I did not feel it taken—I had two pocket-books in the same pocket, and lost one.

HARRIET LAWRENCE . I was in St. Paul's Church-yard at ten o'clock at night, and a saw the prisoners, with a smaller boy than them—they were close to the prosecutor—I saw the little boy put his hand into the gentleman's pockets, take out a pocket-book, and give it to Griffin—I directly told the watchman, who went after him—they all three ran away.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Why not lay hold of him, as you were so close to them? A. There were three of them together, there were not many people about—the watchman was quite close to me, but not to the boy—I never saw the prisoner before.

EDWARD WINTER . I am a watchman of Farringdon within. I was coming out of the watch-house in Cannon-alley—the three boys met me in the court—Lawrence said, "Those three have picked a gentleman's pocket" ran and caught hold of the two prisoners, the little one bobbed under my arm and got away—one of them dropped the pocket-book—I could not see which it was—I found it close at their feet.

CHARLES PAYNE . I am a watchman. I heard the alarm—the prisoners were given into my hand. by the witness, and I saw Griffin throw the pocket-book down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)



Transported for Seven Years

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-406
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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406. AARON MARTIN, alias JAMES MURRAY , was indicted for stealing on the 23d of January, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Donald, Mackintosh, from his person.

DONALD MACKINTOSH . I am a tanner. On the 23d of January, about a quarter past six o'clock in the evening, I was in Bishopsgate-street—I felt something at my pocket, and not finding my handkerchief there, I looked into my hat—it was not there—a person informed me my pocket had been picked I caught hold of the prisoner, and saw the handkerchief drop from his person—he was taken into custody immediately.

ROBERT PEARSONS . I was in Bishopsgate-street, and saw the prisoner

lift the prosecutor's coat up, and take the handkerchief out of his pocket—I laid hold of him directly, and told the prosecutor.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-407
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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407. JOHN LAWLESS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of January, 1 cloak, value 26s., the goods of John Stewart.

MR. DENVILL conducted the prosecution.

JOHN STEWART . I am a tailor, and live in Cheapside, On the 21st of January, about a quarter to one o'clock, I was in my shop—my attention was drawn to a bustle at the door—I went and saw a cloak lying on the payment—two gentleman said a man had run away with some cloak—I saw the prisoner running away with a cloak, lined with red, over his arm—the policeman caught him, and brought him to me with it—it had been on a block inside the door.

WILLIAM SADLER . I am servant to Mr. Stewart. I was walking in Cheapside, and saw the prisoner run away from my master's door with a cloak over his arm—I pursed, and was present when the policeman took him.

EDWIN BLUNDEN . I am a policeman. On the 26th of January I heard the cry of, "Stop thief," and saw the prisoner running down Cheapside—I pursued, and caught him in the Old Jewry.

GUILTY . Aged 21,— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-408
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Not Guilty > unknown

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408. JANE STOREY and MARGARET DELANY were indicted for stealing on the 14th of January, 9 yards of printed cotton, value 5s., the goods of Charles Meeking.

ROBERT HALLIDAY I am shopman to Charles Meeking a linen-draper on Holborn-hill. On the 14th of January, between half-past five and half-past six o'clock in the evening, a boy who was passing gave me information—I went to the door and missed a print, which had been pinned up inside the door—the boy directed me up Shoe-lane, and half way up there I met the prisoner Storey, with another woman, who I believe to be the other prisoner, but I cannot swear to her—I took the piece of print from Storey, and gave her into custody—the other ran away.

JAMES SMITH . I am an apprentice to Mr. Johnson, in Fetter-lane. I saw the two prisoners and a boy together, at Mr. Meeking's shop—I heard the boy say to the prisoners, "Now it is all right"—I saw the two prisoners go to the door, unpin the print, and go down Shoe-lane with it—I am certain of then both—I ran in and told the shopman, who followed them—I could not tell which unpinned the print—Storey was immediately taken into custody—Delany and the boy ran away—Delany was taken a week after—I have not seen the boy since I am sure Delany was the person.

Cross-examined by MR. CHAMBERS. Q. What time was it? A. Between five and six o'clock—it was dark—I was looking at them for about two or three minutes—they had bonnets on, which concealed their faces a little—I had never seen them before—I saw Delany at the station-house in Giltspur-street—she had a straw bonnet on at the time, and so she had at the station-house—they both had straw bonnets on—I was very close to them at first—I was going by—they were at the private door—when I was at the station-house, the policeman said, "Is not this the girl"? and pointed to her—I instantly said, "Yes"—I should know the boy again—I saw him twice—Storey had a shawl on—I think it was green.

GEORGE CHIDGZEY . I saw the shopman coming from Shoe-lane with Storey and the print—I took Delany into custody on the 27th—I asked Smith if he knew her—he said, "Yes, that is the girl who was with Storey when she stole the print," after looking at her minutely—she had a dirty shawl on, which she borrowed at the time I took her, and a white straw bonnet.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know Delany? A. Yes; she sometimes wore a black bonnet, and sometimes a straw one.

(Samuel Harapath, hatter, of Holborn-hill, gave Storey a good character.)

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


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-409
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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409. JOSEPH COOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; the goods of James Bean, from his person.

CHARLES BEAN . I live in Long-acre. On the 26th of January, between five and six o'clock in the evening, I was on Ludgate-hill, in company with my brother, and was attracted by a noise—I looked over my brother's shoulder, and saw his handkerchief passing between two lads—the prisoner was one—which of them had hold of it I could not say then, but I seized the prisoner with one hand, and the handkerchief with the other—it was then in his hand—he fell on his knees, and begged me to let him go.

JAMES BEAN . I was in company with my brother, he drew my attention to my handkerchief, and took the prisoner into custody—this is my handkerchief.

Prisoner. I hope you will show me mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Three Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-410
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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410. JAMES TILEY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January, a portmanteau, value 2l., the goods of Edward Johnson.

GEORGE ALING . I am porter to Mr. Coles, of Leadenhall-street. On the 8th of January, between eight and nine o'clock, I was putting my shutters up, and saw the prisoner take a portmanteau off the rail of Mr. Johnson's shop, and go away with it—I immediately gave information to the porter, who went with me into Bishopsgate-street, and I took the prisoner against a gateway, with the portmanteau behind him—the porter came up and took hold of him—he said a man met him in Bishopsgate-street, and asked him to mind it, but I saw him take it, I lost sight of him—I had seen him looking about, which made me notice him for about a minute.

GEORGE ALVARE . I am Mr. Johnson's porter—he is a trunk-maker. Mr. Cole's young man came to the door and asked me if I had missed a portmanteau—I did, and went with him and found the prisoner with it behind him, in Mr. Ross's doorway, about fifty yards from our house.

EDWARD JOHNSON . This is my portmanteau.

Prisoner's Defence. The first witness speaks falsely as to the time, it was a quarter after nine when he caught hold of me—I had been standing there with it for ten minutes; a man met me and asked me to mind it.

(Joseph Colbert, licensed victualler, Cree-church-lane, Fleet-street, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 33.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Three Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-411
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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411. JOHN ROLFE and ROBERT DULLAM were indicted for stealingon the 1st of January, 28lbs. of leaden pipe, value 6s., the goods of Thomas Adey, their master.

THOMAS ADEY . I am a plumber, and live in Wormwood-street, Bishopsgate. Dullam was my apprentice, and Rolfe, a journeyman—I missed a great quantity of lead at different times, and on the 1st of January I missed a roll of pipe-lead.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. How long has Dullam been with you? A. Five years and a half.

MARY ANN ADEY . I am the prosecutor's wife. On the 1st of January, before five in the evening, I was desired to watch, and saw Rolfe go out at the shop door—I could not see what he was carrying, but Dullam was at the door when he went out—he had opened the door to let Rolfe out—he waited at the door a little time, he then came in and shut it after him—I could not see whether Rolfe was carrying any thing, as I could only see his back, and there was a noise, and I came up a few stairs which presented my seeing.

JAMES ADEY . I am the prosecutor's son. I was on the watch, about five o'clock, in front of the house, and saw Rolfe partly pass the shop—the light which shone from the next shop, which is a broker's, shone on him—I saw the pipe on his shoulder, and followed him through various courts and places into St. Mary Axe—he went into a house about three doors up on the left hand side—there was a light in the house—he appeared to go down into the cellar, and he came out afterwards without the pipe—I have never recovered the pipe.

WILLIAM RUDGE . I am an officer of Bread-street. I was called by Mr. Adey on the 16th of January, and tool Rolfe into custody—Adey said in his presence that he had lost lead—I took him to the Compter—I afterwards came back to the house, and was shown up stairs where Mrs. Adey, and Dulham, and his father were—they said in his presence that he had confessed that the lead was stolen.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. You are beadle of the parish? A. Yes—I might have said that the offence he was charged with was formerly death—I do not think I did—I do not recollect any thing of the kind—I did not say that if he would confess, Rolfe would be transported, and he would be set at liberty, nor any thing of the kind—I told him he might do as he liked—I did not want him to confess any thing—I am quite sure I did not say the offence was formerly punished with death.

COURT. Q. What passed in his presence? A. His father kept pressing him to tell all he knew as it would be better for him.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-412
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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412. WILLIAM MASON and ROBERT EBDON were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of January, 28lbs. of figs, value 14s.; 2 wooden drums, value 6d.; the goods of John Caleb Lowell.

TIMOTHY FAGAN . I am in the employ of John Caleb Lowell, an orange merchant, in George's-lane, Botolph-lane. About half-past eight o'clock in the morning of the 13th of January, I saw Ebdon come in and look round the warehouse, and into the counting-house; seeing nobody, he went to where the figs were, and took one drum off a pile—he then turned and took another drum off another pile—the other prisoner was standing inside the door, against the scales—I arose from my hiding-place—Ebdon saw me and dropped the figs—I got between them and the door, and stopped them from going out—they were given into custody—they were both strangers.

Cross-examined by MR. CHAMBERS. Q. Is this a shop or warehouse? A. A warehouse—we sell oranges and figs—we do not ticket the oranges all sorts of people come to buy them—I was in the back warehouse, lying on a chest of oranges—after they saw me, one of them called out, "How do you sell your oranges?"—I cannot say which it was—Edbon carries the figs three or four feet—the clerk came in at the front door, to business, as usual—it was the usual hour for the men to go to breakfast.

JOHN CALEB LOWELL . I believe these figs to be mine, by the mark—they are worth thirteen or fourteen shillings.

JOHN RANGECROFT . I am an officer. I secured the prisoners, and found fourpence on them.

Cross-examined. Q. Where did you search them? A. At the station-house—there was a great crowd round them.

Mason's Defence. I went to the shop, and opened the door—I had the latch in my hand, and the moment I entered the man siezed me by the collar, and said, "What have you done with two drums of figs?"—I said, "What figs? "—he said, "The figs you gave outside the door to your pal"—the clerk came in—he said to him, "Did you see two drums of figs outside?"—he said, "No"—he looked round, and said, "Oh, no, here they are, on the floor"—I often dealt at the shop for oranges—I have bought many hundred oranges there—I had not the latch out of my hand when he laid hold of me—I know nothing of this man.

MASON— GUILTY . Aged 21.

EBDON— GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Three Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-413
VerdictsGuilty > pleaded guilty

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413. JOSEPH LANGFORD was indicted for stealing a spoon, value 3s., the goods of John Carter, his master; also a handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Edward Weston; and a handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Frederick Denham, to which he pleaded.

GUILTY .— Confined Four Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-414
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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414. JOSEPH LANGFORD was again indicted for stealing 5 pieces of handkerchief, value 5l., 5s., the goods of James Carter and others, in their dwelling-house.

MR. PHILLIPS, on behalf of the prosecution, declined offering any evidence.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-415
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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415. WILLIAM BOWSER was indicted for a conspiracy.


NEW COURT,—Tuesday, February 2, 1836.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-416
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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416. SAMUEL HENRY was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of January, 3 saw, value 9s., the goods of James Fossick, to which he pleaded.

GUILTY—Recommended to mercy.— Confined One Month.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-417
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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417. JOHN KING was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of January, 1 counterpane, value 2s.; 1 gown, value 2s.; 1 shawl value 1s.; 1 table-cloth, value 1s.; 1 pillow-cases, value 1s.; 5 pairs of stockings, value 1s.; 5 aprons, value 1s.; 8 napkins, value 1s.; 1 table-cloth, value 11s.; 3 shirts, value 9s.; and 1 bag, value 3l., the goods of Thomas Drake.

ANN MARGARET DRAKE . I live in Giltspur-street; my father's name is Thomas Drake. On the 25th of January, I delivered these articles to Brown the laundress—here is the property—it is my father's

THOMAS BROWN . I live at Finchley; my mother is a laundress. On the 25th of January I fetched some clothes from the Fortune of War, Giltspur-street—I left the cart outside the coffee-house, No. 2, Smithfield-bars, while I got my tea; and in about five minutes, the landlady, who was keeping watch, give an alarm—I went out, and the bundle was gone—I saw the prisoner with it, not more than five yards from the cart—I followed him about thirty yards, and took him with it on his shoulder—he said some man asked him to carry it.

JONATHAN BROWN . I am an officer. I took the prisoner and the bundle.

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman asked me if I wanted to earn a shilling—he put this on my shoulder—I went across—the prosecutor came and seized me, and said it was his—I gave it him without hesitation—the crowd and round, and I do not know what became of the gentleman.

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Confined Six Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-418
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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418. JOHN THOMAS was indited for stealing, on the 19th of January, 1 hay-cloth, value 2l. 10s., the goods of John Barringer.

THOMAS PORTONS . I am servant to Mr. Ward, of John-street, Clerkenwell. On the 19th of January, I had a bay-cloth to bring some hay for sale—it belonged to John Barringer—at half-past six o'clock, I saw a man get on the cart, and give it to the prisoner, who I caught with it—this is it.

Prisoner. Q. Where was it when you took me? A. In your arms—I took you about three yards from the cart—the other man was about two yards before you—I dragged you back to the cart—you said you had taken it away form the other man—as you thought it did not belong to him—you was going away from the cart.

ALEXANDER NELSON . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner on the evening of the 19th of January.

Prisoner's Defence. The policeman stated that it was impossible for him to carry it, though he is six feet high, and I am not half that height—the serjeant said he was quite surprised to see me there on such a case.

GUILTY . Aged 28.— Confined Six Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-419
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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419. ANN EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January, 4 shirts, value 18s., 4 shifts, value 7s.; 1 spoon, value 3s.; 1 pillow-cases, value, 5s.; 1 bed-gown, value 2s.; 4 towels, value 4s.; 5 sheets, value 29s.; 2 table cloths, value 7s.; 1 blanket, value 3s.; and 2 pair of trowsers, value 12s.; the goods of Thomas Bottrell, her master.

THOMAS BOTTRELL . I live in Jewin-crescent. The prisoner was in my employ about four months—she left on the 4th of January—after she was gone, I missed these articles—I found her at Pentonville the next day—the officer searched her, and fifty-one duplicates were found on her.

GEORGE CLAMP . I live at No. 124, Aldersgate-street, and am a pawn-broker. I produce a shirt—I did not take it in myself—this is the duplicate of it—I produce a tea-spoon, a towel, and a shift—the spoon I took in myself, I believe of the prisoner—these are the duplicates of the property.

WILLIAM CHINO . I am an officer. These duplicates were found on the prisoner.

CHARLES WILLIAMS , I am assistant of John Wallis, of Goswell-street. pawnbroker. I have two pillow-cases which were pawned—I cannot swear to the prisoner's person, but these are the duplicates which correspond.

Prisoner. My master was perfectly aware that I meant to redeem every article—I told him so when he came to me.

THOMAS BOTTRELL , I was not aware that she took them at all.

(Thomas Lloyd, a surgeon, of New Basinghall-street; John Wood, of High-street, St. Giles's; and Benjamin Wallis, Winchester-street, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 40.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor.— Confined Six Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-420
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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420. GEORGE WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January, 132 pairs of stays, value 28l.; and 2 yards of canvass, value 1s.; the goods of Francis Sims.

FRANCIS SIMS . I live in Bishopsgate-street Without, and am a staymaker. On Friday, the 8th of January, I had to send a truss containing eleven dozen pairs of stays to Liverpool—I sent for Thomas Sullivan, who is watchman of the Ward, and also employed by me as porter, and desired him to take this truss to Pickford's, in Wood-street—he is not here—he went away about six o'clock in the evening—he only went over the way, he was not gone two minutes, when he brought the prisoner to assist him back with it, as he was in liquor and could not carry it—the prisoner asked me to let him have the job, he would do it for the same money—I did not know him before, but the other lending him his hat and knot, put me quite off my guard; and he said to the prisoner. "When you come back, bring the knot to me"—I then gave it him—he carried it some distance, and then said it was too heavy, he had not been used to carry with a knot, but he would get a truck and take it for the same money—he came with the truck, and asked which way he was to go—I told him—I was going with him, but in an instant he was gone and the truck also—I had only stopped to get a paper to carry into the City—the parcel has never been seen since—it was worth 28l. 14s.—I have not the least doubt the prisoner is the person.

Prisoner. At the time I was taken. you said you could not swear to me. Witness. I do not swear to you now.

SARAH BLACKETT . I am shop-woman to Mr. Sims. I saw the prisoner come for the stays—I am sure he is the person.

PHŒBE DUEKSON . I keep several trucks, and let them out, On the 8th of January, the prisoner came and asked for a truck and a dog to take a truss for Mr. Sims, and he wished me to send my boy there to see if it was right, which I did—I am sure he is the person.

Prisoner. It is a narrow court—there is only one lamp, and unless a person is under that lamp it is impossible to see him. Witness. I live in Dunning's-alley. Bishopsgate-street—there are four or five lights in it—he said, "Be quick, I shall be too late for the wagon"—I said to my son, "Make haste, Tommy, and get the dog," and while he was gone I took notice of the prisoner.

DANIEL PAMPLETT . I am patrol of Bishopsgate. I went to the Castle and Falcon, and all the inns, to inquire about the parcel—Mr. Sims gave

me this cap, which I know to be the prisoner's, as I had him four nights before in the watch-house.

Prisoner, That is not My cap—I have been in the habit of wearing such a cap, but it was browner than that.

DANIEL PAMPLETT . I apprehended him on the 11th of January—we were after him every night—I went to the Weaver's Arms, in Skinner-street; and went into the skittle-ground, and listened—I heard somebody say to the prisoner, "You gave the boy 3d. for the truck. and it was found in Bread-street"—I then went and collared the prisoner, and pulled him out—a lad, named George Naylor, tried in every way to rescue him; but I got him into the parlour, and asked Mr. Stevens to hold him—I went and got Naylor, who seized the poker, and struck me on the hand—my staff flew up in the air—I seized him, and put on the fire.

Prisoner. He said before that, that if he got me in his clutches he would do for me, whether right or wrong.

SARAH BLACKETT re-examined. The prisoner had this cap on—he left it, and put the knot and hat on his head.

Prisoner. I am innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-421
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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421. ELIJAH JOEL was indicted for staling, on the 12th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of James Pitt, from his person, and that he had been before convicted of felony.

CHARLES SAUNDERS PITT . I live in Addle-street, Aldermanbury. I was walking in Cheapside with my brother on the 12th of January between six and seven o'clock—I happened to look over my shoulder and saw the prisoner draw my brother's handkerchief out of his pocket—I immediately left hold of my brother, and collared the prisoner—he dropped the handkerchief—my brother picked it up.

Prisoner. I was about twelve yards from the gentleman when he collared me, and said I had drawn the handkerchief—I staid there about six minutes—he came and took of the handkerchief, and said, "Does anybody own this handkerchief?"

JAMES PITT . I live in Brunswick-crescent, Camberwell. I was walking with my brother in Cheapside, on the 13th of January, and saw the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand—I saw him drop it—this is the handkerchief.

Prisoner. I am quite innocent—he did not see the handkerchief in my hand—he came and picked it up.

Witness. I saw him with it in his hand, and saw him drop it.

(Properly produced and sworn to)

WILLIAM HIGGINSON , I got this certificate of the prisoner's former conviction from Mr. Clark's office—the prisoner is the person—(read.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-422
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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422. TIMOTHY DONOHUE and JAMES DAY were indicted for stealing on the 9th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 2l. the goods of Richard Chalmers Knight, from his person.

RICHARD CHALMERS KNIGHT . I live in the East India-road, and am a surgeon. On the 9th of January, I was going along Leadenhall-street, I felt a shake at my coat—I turned rapidly round, and discovered Donohue with his hand close to my pocket, and my handkerchief not exactly

in his hand, but in its transit from his hand to Day it fell to the ground—Day was close at his heels, he passed on—I did not see him take me handkerchief—I stooped down and picked it up.

Day. I was going along Leadenhall-street, a gentleman took me and accused me of going to take this gentleman's handkerchief of the ground, but this gentleman said I did not touch it—I had nothing to do with it.

CHARLES PRICE . I am a porter. I was in Leadenhall-street—I saw both the prisoners for about two minutes—I saw the prosecutor passing, and Donohue took the white handkerchief from his pocket, and was handing it to Day—I ran across and laid hold of them—the gentleman took up the handkerchief—Day was holding out his hand to receive it, when the other took it—they were both connected—they appeared to have one common purpose.

Day. Q. Did you see me have the handkerchief? A. No—but you were putting out your hand to receive it—I cannot say which hand.

Day's Defence, He said at the watchhouse, that I said I was going to stoop to pick it up—he is a man that gets his living by swearing people's lives away.

COURT to CHARLES PRICE. Q. How long is it since you were here? A. Seven or eight months—I was formerly in the police—I have not been here since I was in the police, but that once—Day was holding his coat up to cover Donohue, and what he was doing—I know them both.


DAY— GUILTY . Aged 19

Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-423
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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423. JOHN WALKER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Henry Ford, from his person, and that he had been before convicted of felony.

HENRY FORD . I live in Guildford-street, Russell-square. At a quarter to nine o'clock, on the 13th of January, I was near St. Sepulchre's church—some person gave me information—I felt my pocket and found my handkerchief was gone—I was told the prisoner had taken it—he was standing in the street—I set off to go to him—he ran off—I followed and took him in a waggon-shed—I saw him throw my handkerchief away as he was running—I picked it up, I lost sight of him while I was picking it up—I then found him in a waggon-shed in the Old Bailey—I lost sight of him for about a quarter of a minute of half a minute—he told me he had found it.

Prisoner. How far was I from you when you lost you handkerchief? Witness, when I was told of it you was in the middle of the street—I was by the Saracen's Head, and you about twenty-five or thirty yards from me—you were running towards the Old Bailey—I saw you throw it away.

Prisoner. A. likely thing, when I was only out a week after nine months, that I should go thieving again,

THOMAS AUTHER , I live at No. 8, Robert-street, Hoxton, I was with the prosecutor on this evening—two ladies spoke to him about his handkerchief—he quitted me, and I saw him running after the prisoner—I set off after him—as they turned toward Clement-Inn. I saw the prisoner throw the handkerchief away—Mr. Ford pursued and caught him in Clement's-Inn.

Prisoner Did you lose sight of me? Witness. Yes, just as your turned the corner, but only for a moment—you was about three yards before me.

THOMAS BOUCHER . I was the officer on duty, and produce the handkerchief. Prisoner. I said, "If it is your handkerchief, you may take it."

JOSIAH EVANS . I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, from Mr. Clark's office—the prisoner is the man. (read)

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Transported for Seven Years.

OLD COURT, Wednesday, February 3rd.

Third Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-424
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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424. JOHN BARBER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January, 2 dead fowls, value 9s.; the goods of George Paget.

WILLIAM QUINTON . I was at Leandenhall-market on the 16th of January between eight, and nine o'clock—I was coming by a stall and saw the prisoner take two fowls off the stall—I told Mr. Paget, the owner—his man went after him, and took him.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you see him taken? A. No—he was in my sight a minute or two—he was dressed as he is now, and had a cap on.

GEORGE WATERS . Quinton told me the prisoner had taken the fowls—I went, and collared him directly, and found the two fowls in his apron.

GEORGE PAGET . I received information, and missed this fowls from the stall.

GUILTY . † Aged 20— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-425
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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425. WILLIAM DAVIDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 2s. the goods of John M'Kenzie, form his person.—2nd COUNT, stating it to be the goods of a man unknown.

WILLIAM CHILD . I am a constable. On the 13th of January I was going up Thames-street, and saw the prisoner and another walking after a gentleman named John M'Kenzie—I saw the prisoner put his hand into M'Kenzie's pocket and take a handkerchief out, put it into his own, and walk away—I secured him, and called after Mr. M'Kenzie, who went before the magistrate, and claimed it—but he is since dead.

Prisoner's Defence It is false—two young men threw the handkerchief on me.

GUILTY . † Aged 20.— Transported for Seven Years.

Before Mr. Justice Williams

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-426
VerdictsGuilty > unknown; Not Guilty > unknown

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426. BARTHOLOMEW WALTERS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January, an order for the payment of 40l., the property of Thomas Nicholls; and EDWARD DORAN for feloniously receiving, assisting harbouring, and maintaining him, well knowing him to have committed the said felony.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution

THOMAS NICHOLLS I am a carman, and live on Dowgate-hill. On the 12th of January, I went to an alamode-beef shop in Butcherhall-lane—I had a cheque for 40l., drawn by Greenwood and Co. On Glyn's—I went to the shop about one o'clock, and came away about half-past one—I did not miss the cheque till about an hour afterwards—I instantly went to.

Gly's, (about half-past two,) and found it had been paid—I then went to the alamode-beef house, and there obtained Mr. Barrymore's card, with the address, at Mr. Allsups, No. 16, St. Paul's Churchyard—I proceeded to Mr. Allsup's, and there saw Mr. Barrymore, who acknowledged finding the cheque, and told me what he had done with it—the prisoner Walters was not there—I have seen the cheque since—I cannot swear to it—I had had it in my possession three or four hours—I was perfectly sober—I had it in my pocket when I went into the house—I had no other money—I had to pay some money at Christ's Hospital, and was going there—I had some paper in my pocket, with the cheque, and pulled the paper out in the shop, to show a friend.

Walters. Q. What story did Barrymore tell you you in Mr. Allsup's shop? A. He said, when I first went, that he had sent the cheque back to the alamode-beef shop, by a person who called for it—he then told me he had sent it back by a person in their employ, and to get his card back—he said he felt uncomfortable at having it in his possession, and he expected the card would be called for before—I said I must hold him responsible for bringing my cheque away, and giving it to a person without knowing who he was—I said, "If you choose to give my cheque to a person in your employ, I shall look to you for payment"—I asked him why he brought it away? and said I considered him responsible, by leaving his card there—I asked why he did not leave the cheque with the people of the house?—he said two or three gentlemen wished him to take it away, and leave his card—he said nothing about being advised to advertise it in The Times—I have stated all he said.

JOHN MAYHEW BARRYMORE , I am clerk to Mr. Allsup, who lives is St. Paul's-churchyard. I know Walters, by his being in our employ from Saturday at twelve o'clock till Tuesday at dinner-time—on Tuesday, the 12th of January, I went to the alamode-beef house in Butcherhall-lane, with Mr. Allsup, junior, and Walters—it might be about ten minutes after one o'clock—I picked up a soft piece of paper from the ground, which I afterwards discovered to be a cheque, and passed it to some gentlemen on the right of me sitting in the room—they asked to look at it, and examined it—there were several gentlemen in the room—one advised me one thing and another the other—at last they said it would be better for me to leave my address with the parties in the house, and keep it in my possession—I left my card at the bar, and brought the cheque away—after leaving the eating-house, I went back again to St. Paul's-church yard—I became uncomfortable at having the cheque, and Mr. Allsup persuaded me to send or take it back—Walters said, "If you will give it to me I will take it back, I will not be five minutes"—I gave it to him to take back to the alamode beef-house, and leave it there, and bring me my card back—I did not authorize him to take it to the bankers and receive the money, I had not the least idea of that—I understand he returned in about a quarter of an hour, but I saw no more of him myself till he was in custody.

Walters. Q. Did any body in the eating-house make a remark about advertising at in The Times? A. Not to my recollection—I believe Allsup told me to cross my card—the gentleman on my right advised me to leave my card—my name was printed on the card, and I wrote my address in pencil—I believe I found the cheque before the dinner was brought in—we were in the house half an hour or more—it was said by some gentleman, that it was as well as know who was the drawer of the cheque, and we went out there was no name on the cheque to whom it was payable—it

had a number—we all went in the direction of the bankers—I went in myself and learned the address of the drawer—I did not give notice to the clerks that I had found a cheque.

Q. Why not show the cheque to them? A. Because I considered it to be more honourable to return it to the parties who drew it—I did not consider it right to show it to the clerks—I merely inquired the residence of the drawer, and got it, but I did not know whether it was on this side of the water or the other, and we all returned to St. Paul's-churchyard—I gave it to you to take back to the eating-house—I did not go to the drawer, I gave it into your custody, trusting to your honesty, as you seemed so anxious about my having it, and knowing your father was a most respectable man in out employ till he died; and you were taken into the concern out of respect to your father.

Q. Why not take the cheque back yourself? A. You seemed so anxious to take it—I had no doubt Mr. Allsup would trust you with money—Mr. Allsup depended on you as well as I did—the coat you have on now I believe was lent to you when you went to dinner, to appear respectable to go with as—the cheque was given to you before we went into Mr. Allsup's house, and you ran off in the direction of Newgate-street—Mr. Allsup and myself went into the premises—I made no remark about your hat—I did not give you my hat, because yours had a bard on it, or authorize you to take it off my desk—I know nothing about a disguise.

COURT. Q. Where did you next see the prisoner? A. Next morning, in custody, at the Mansion-house—it was after two o'clock I gave him the cheque.

CHARLES ALLSUP . I am the son of Mr. Allsup, who keeps a china and glass-shop, in St. Paul's Church-yard; I was at the alamode-beef shop. when Barrymore picked up the cheque, and afterwards went with him to Glyns to inquire the address of the drawer—I returned with him and Walters to St. Paul's Church-yard—I was present when he gave the cheque to Walters, to go to the alamode-beef shop. to leave it with the landford, and bring back his card.

Walters. Q. Did you hear any remark about advertizing the cheque in The Times? A. I did not—on returning from the bankers, Barrymore said he did not know where Queen-street-place was, and as you were anxious to take the cheque to the alamode-beef-house—he gave it you to take back there—I know nothing about any disguise—it was before dinner that I gave you a great coat.

Q. Why convey your coat to me out at the back-door your father's premises? A. I always come out at the back-door—I brought out that coat for you to go in, to make you respectable to go to dinner—you have torn the skirts off—I did not propose a disguise—I did not tell you to say, you wanted plaster of Paris—he was coming down the counting-house stairs as I went up, and he asked me for money for plaster of Paris, which I gave him.

Q. did you not propose that subterfuge to me, to avoid further suspicion? A. I did not if a man wants to go out he can always go with my permission—I did not give you a green handkerchief—you asked me what you were to get the plaster in, and I said, "There is a basin, take it"—I did not tell you to leave the coat with Mrs. Brown, in Carter-lane—I did not go with you to a public-house, in Carter-lane.

COURT, Q. How near had you got to your father's when the cheque was parted with? A. I should think about one hundred yards—the prisoner said, he thought it was the best to take the cheque back to the alamode-beef

shop, and Barrymore gave it to him to do so—I do not know who first mentioned about taking it back—Walters said, he was rather anixious at our having it in out possession, that our time would be of more consequence than his, and he would take it back, and we trusted it to him—the party on his left hand in the alamode-beef shop showed it to him; but whether he had it in his hand, I cannot say—Walters accompanied us to the bankers to inquire about the drawer; but he did not go in.

JOHN FOSTER , I am clerk to Messrs. Glyn, Mills, and Co. I produce a cheque for 40l., drawn by Green and Co., in favour of No. 581—I paid it at the counter on the 12th of January, about twelve minutes after two o'clock, as near as I can speak—I do not know who I paid it to—I paid forty sovereigns for it—I have no recollection of Walters—I paid it to a man—I, myself, know of no inquiry being made about the cheque that day.

JOHN HACKETT . I am a constable. I received in formation of the loss of the cheque from Mr. Barrymore and Mr. Allsop—I went with Harrison on the following day to the neighbourhood of Whitechapel; on Wednesday, the 13th, about a quarter past twelve o'clock—we got into Whitechapel, I saw Walters walking arm-in-arm with a woman named Carr, and Doran about a yard from him on the left-hand side of the woman, rather behind her—they were all going in the same direction—Walters and the woman wee very busy in conversation together—I did not observe any conversation with Doran—I saw the woman speaking to another woman a Mrs. Doran, who was there, had hold of the other woman, or was very close to her—I did not observe any conversation with Doran himself—on coming down Union street I saw Doran first—I looked at him, passed him, and passed Walters, who answered the description I had received—I had got about three yards past them—I turned round, and said to Harrison, "That person answers the description"—Harrison, being near sighted, adjusted his glassed, and said, "Take him"—Walters, Doran, and a woman came close up to me—Walters took Harrison by the hand, shook hands with him, and said, "How do you do?"—Doran came close up to Walters at the time, and I firmly believe on my oath that the money was passed at that time—there was time for it I did not see any motion of their hands—I took Walters into custody, Doran followed—we came to the corner with a policeman, No. 101—a crowd came round, and he offered his assistance—I told him to look after Doran—I took walters to the station-house and found on him 15s. 10d. and a gold ring—I told the policeman not to touch Doran unless he attempted to make off—Doran came up close to Walters on our way to the Mansion-house—after he had been searched, he said, "What is all this about?"—Walters said, "I don't know; something about a cheque that I know nothing about; have you got any charge against me?"—I said to Walters, "Is that your brother?"—he said, "No; he is stranger to me; I never saw the man before in my life"—when we got to the Mansion-house I put Walters into the cage—Doran was followed by the policeman, and I said to him," Now I must search you"—he said, "Search me; what have I done?"—I searched him, and found a purse containing thirty-four sovereigns, and in his other pocket one shilling, but not in the purse—he said, "The shilling is mine; I put it into my pocket to spent this morning"—he said, "I will enter an action against you; this is my own hard earning."

Cross-examined by MR. CHAMBERS. Q. After examining them before the Lord Mayor, was Doran suffered to go away? A. Yes; on his promise

to attend the next examination, and he did, on the Saturday—the first examination was on the Wednesday—he was committed on the Saturday—I suppose Doran followed us two or three hundred yards before I told any person to look after him—from the corner of the Tenter-ground to Whitechapel church—he had an opportunity of going another way.

ROBERT GREEN . I am potboy at the Black Horse and Windmill, in Fieldgate-street, Whitechapel, On Tuesday evening, the 12th of January, between nine and ten o'clock, the prisoners came to the house together, and went away between eleven and twelve o'clock—they drank together, and were in conversation together—they asked me to drink once or twice, which I did—they went away together.

Cross-examined. Q. How do you know it was Tuesday, the 12th? A. I believe it was the 12th, or I am under a great mistake—I know it was on Tuesday—I know it was that day—the officer came to me about it, on Thursday, I believe—the prisoners are the men—I have known Doran for months—I had not seen Walters before he came in with him on the Tuesday evening.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Was it on the Tuesday before the Saturday you were examined at the Mansion-house that they were at your house? A. Yes; Richard Elliot, who lodges at my house, was in the room all the time.

Walters. Q. What kind of room is your parlour?—is it a mixed of select company? A. I never have any disagreeable people there to kick up any rows.

RICHARD ELLIOTT , I lodge at this public-house. I remember Tuesday the 12th of January—I saw two prisoners there—they came in between between nine and ten o'clock, and left between eleven and twelve o'clock—I am sure they are the persons—they were drinking and conversing together.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know either of them before? A. never.

SARAH ELLIOTT . I live at No. 43, Charles-street, Drury-lane, with my mother. I know Walters—I never myself saw Doran come there.

HARRIET NEWLAND . I keep a dyer's shop in Westmoreland-place, City-road, I know Walters and Doran—Walters was confined on my account, and on that occasion I saw Doran, and he described himself as Walters' cousin—I first saw Walters on the 6th of May last, and Doran on the 7th of May—he accompanied me and my friends to Worship-street, on the case about Walters, and there said he was his cousin.

Cross-examined. Q. It was in the public office that he said he was his cousin? A. In the passage of the office—a great many people heard him.

Walters. Q. Did Doran take any interest on my behalf? A. He accompanied me to the office, and said you were his cousin, and that you had behaved very ill to him—he said in the passage, "You may depend on it Bartholomew, I will give you lift"—you said, "Ned, if you can do me no good, you may as well stop away."

MARY WALKER . I live in John's-row, St. Luke's. Last October twelve months, I saw the two prisoners together—Doran came to a house apposite me, and fetched Walters's—on the 7th of May last I saw Doran at Mrs. Carr's house, an acquaintance of mine—Doran seemed much enraged against Walters, and he told me he was his cousin—I said, "You are rather hard on him, are you first cousins"—he said, "No, my mother was a Walters"—I believe he works hard, but I know nothing of Doran—I believe he is poor man from what I have heard his wife say.

Cross-examined. Q. What is he? A. A coachsmith.

HARIETT NEWLAND re-examined (looking at a letter.) I have seen Walters

write, and think this is his writing—I have seen several letters he has written for me—one in my presence at the Compter, and several since—I believe this to be his writing, but should not like to swear positively—I saw him write a letter, and give it into my hands in Giltspur-street Compter—I took it from his hand and read it—I never saw him write except that time—this corresponds with letters which have come to me from him

ELIZABETH SPICER . I received this letter by the two penny post—it corresponds with other letters which I have had from Walters—I firmly believe it to be his—(letter rend) Directed to Mrs. Spicer—dated "Newgate, January 21. 1836. Dear Elizabeth, Once more must I address you from the dungeon—I have once more been plunged into trouble, but I am the most innocent of men, but my case is desperate—I obtained the situation I spoke to you about, and soon became a favourite with my master's eldest son, who made me his companion, and in an evil moment he invited me to dinner at a celebrated soup room in the City, the consequence was, he found a cheque for 40l. and presented it for payment, obtained the money, was found out, and then turned round on me, and said that he had resigned it to me—I was apprehended, examined at the Mansion-house, and fully committed for trial—I expected long before this to be wealthy and happy with you—but just now all is blighted, yet if I should be acquitted, I shall receive 34l. and that with your little cash will place us in affluence—all depends upon a Counsel—do try and advance me 1l. or half a sovereign to procure one, and come and see me at all events, the allowance here is absolutely nothing but water gruel—I would have sent to you long before this, &c."

"P. S. A Counsel will clear me if I can obtain one. "

THOMAS NICHOLLS , I believe this to be the cheque I received from Green, Wilson, & Co. (cheque read).

Walter's Defence. I was never as I am now situate, and never before a judge and jury—with reference to the occurrence last May, it was not for felony, and I hope that will not urge against me—as to the present transaction, on the 12th of January, I went, in company with young Allsup and Barrymore to the soup-room in Butcherhall-lane—we were scarcely seated when Barrymore found the cheque, he noticed the circumstance to us two, and we desired him dash his pen across it, and leave his card—at the same time Allsup said it would be well to advertise his finding the cheque in the newspapers, and get a reward—in half an hour we left the room to go and discover the drawer of the cheque—we went to the bankers—Barrymore left us waiting outside for about ten minutes—he came to us, and said he had ascertained the residence, but did not tell us where—he came to Mr. Allsup's establishment, and stopped short before he went in—he asked me as a favour to go and retract his card from the soup-room, saying he was sorry he had done it, and did not see why he should do it—I did not like to disoblige him, but hesitated at going to retract the card—on that, Barrymore suggested that I should disguise myself, for fear they might know me, and imagine there was some drift in my calling for the card—we went into Mr. Allsup's—Barrymore deliberately gave me his hat and took my own in exchange, as mine had a broad hathand—my own hat was worth two of his—young Allsup promised me his great-coat and large green comforter and handkerchief, and when I objected to go out, having come in before his father, he said, "Say you want some plaster of Paris, and I will provide you with money"—he gave

me a gallipot and sixpence, and I took it—he was to meet me at his father's back-door in Carter's-lane—I waited five minutes—he brought me the coat and handkerchief—I put it on—he took me over to Mrs. Brown's—he told her I should leave the coat there, and he would call for it—I then went to retract the card, but afterwards considering of it, I did not go—the afternoon was advanced then, and had I gone back, the afternoon would be stopped out of my pay—my mother was going to Liverpool, and I went to the coach-office in Wood-street to assist her, but she did not like to travel at night, and put off her journey—Barrymore and Allsup are the guilty persons, and not I—when I was apprehended, this person (Doran)was near me—we walked nearly through Whitechapel—when I was apprehended he came up and asked what was the matter—I said I was taken for a cheque, I did not know what it was about, but supposed it would soon be settled—he said "I will go and see about it"—I thought he had a sneer on his countenance, and asked if he had any charge against me—the officer told the policeman to look after him, but not in his hearing—I was searched, and taken before the Lord Mayor—on hearing the story, the Lord Mayor said it was a clear conspiracy, and held over Barrymore and Allsup to bail, remanded me, and discharged this man—but at the second hearing Barrymore was admitted as a prosecutor—with reference to the cheque, I know nothing of it—it never was in my hand—he desired me to withdraw his card, but never gave me the cheque—and had I withdrawn his card, perhaps I should not have been here—Barrymore and Allsup are companions—they are together all their spare hours, and I am mad their victim.

Doran's Defence. It has been represented I was a very poor man—I have witnesses to prove I have been a master for myself a year and a half ago, and at the present time, when at work, I can earn 36s. week—I intended going into business in the Spring with my brother—I have witnesses to prove I was master of a shop at one time, and have master coach-makers to prove I served them with goods as a coach-smith, and thus I account for the money I had—my wife is very industrious, and earns 10s. or 16s. a week—I have no children.

JOHN HACKETT re-examined. I was dressed as I am now when I met the prisoners—I never saw them before—they had no means of knowing whether I was a constable or not.

EDWARD CARR , I am a cloth-drawer, and live in Monday's-place, Back-lane, Whitechapel. I have known Doran twelve years—he ranted some premises of me two years ago, and paid me honourable for persons in the coach-spring way at the time as a master—he worked for persons in the neighbourhood—he was a little manufacturer, and considered as an honest man—he bore an excellent character at that time—I have known him to the present time—I have paid his wife various sums of money for washing

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Was his wife a Walters? A. Not to my knowledge—I do not know so from—if I was to say I did not know Walters, I should tell a falsehood—I never said I did not, to my knowledge—I was not put on my oath before the Lord Mayor—perhaps I might deny all knowledge of him—I cannot say that I did—I do not know whether I did or not—a man cannot always recollect the words he utters—Walters was walking with my wife when he was apprehended—she lives with me—he did not take my wife away—I might have said so—I

do not know what relationship there is between the prisoners—they have known each other a long time—perhaps eighteen months or two years—I never heard them call each other cousins—I might have told the Lord Mayor I knew nothing about Walters.

MRS. CARR I have come to give Doran a good character—he occupying premises of me.

MR. CLARKSON, Q. Do you know Thomas Shelford? A. I do; he is a hair-dresser, living on Great Saffron-hill—I did not have any conversation with him on the 19th of May—not to my knowledge—I did not tell him, I had hold of Walters' arm when he was taken.

Q. Did you tell him that on going along, Walters passed the money to Doran, and told him to put it in his boot? A. No; I will explain that—on the day they left the Mansion-house, the money was given him, and it was said, to put it in his boot, as he might not be allowed to take it to Newgate—I did not tell Shelford that Walter passed the thirty-four sovereigns to him, to put into his boot—I said it was the money the Lord Mayor returned to him—I did not tell him, that I said to him, what a fool he was not to put it into my hand, as if it was less than 100-. I would have accounted for it—he said what a fool he was not to me, for if it had been eighty or one hundred, I could have accounted for it—I did not tell him that the defence to be got up was, that Barrymore desired him to get the money, and they were to share it, and have 13l. 6s. 8d. a piece—no such words ever passed my lips—I did not tell him that they were to say Allsup lent him a coat, and Barrymore a hat and handkerchief to look respectable to get the money—I said, "Allsup lent him a coat to appear respectable to dine with them, as the Sunday Dispatch stated"—I stated what I had seen in the Dispatch.

CHARLES ALLSUP re-examined, I was before the Lord Mayor., and was bound over to appear to give an account of the transaction—that was at the time Doran was committed—I was bound over as a witness—I was held to bail, to answer this as a charge the first time, and on further enquiry I was bound over as a witness—Doran came to ask the Lord Mayor for his money—Walters came back after he went with the cheque, and I gave him the money for plaster of Paris—it must have been about twenty minutes after two o'clock—I did not ask him if he had been for the card—I thought Barrymore was up stairs, and as Walters was coming down, as I thought out of the counting-house, I thought he had seen him—I thought no more of it—I thought he had given the card to Barrymore, but Barrymore did not see him at all—I thought he was there, but it seems he was not—I did not see the prisoner on the premises for above two minutes—I gave him the sixpence, he went out and did not return.

JURY to RICHARD ELLIOTT. Q. You said the prisoners were at the public-house—you had never seen them before—did any thing occur to impress your mind that they were the men? A. Nothing particular; I was in the same room with them from half-past seven o'clock till the house closed—I was there before they came in, and after they went out—Walters was dressed in a great coat—I described them next morning to the officer.

Walters. I should have written in the letter 54l. instead of 31l. it being money my father had left me—I wrote under depressed spirits, and therefore called my ease desperate.

WALTERS— GUILTY , Transported for Seven Years.


First Jury, before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-427
VerdictsNot Guilty > unknown

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427. THOMAS ANSELL was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January, at St. James's Clerkenwell, 1 watch. value 30l.; 1 watch-key, value 1s.; and 1 watch-guard, value 1s. 6d.; the goods of Mary Commins, in the dwelling-house of William Vosper Sweet. And HENRY COCKBURN was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen, against the Statue, &c.

MARY COMMINS . I live I King's-terrace, Bagniggewell's-road. in the dwelling-house of William Sweet, I have known the prisoner Ansell about four months—his grandmother was my cousin—he is about twelve years old—he was at my house on the 5th of January, about five o'clock in the afternoon—I was sitting in my bed-room—I had a gold watch and guard in a watch-bag handing by the side of the mantel-piece—I am sure it was there when he came into the house—he staid about five minutes, and then went down into the kitchen, and took tea—I also went down, and he was sent up to the drawing-room with a message, by the mistress of the house—I saw him come down again, but did not see him with the watch—I missed it about eight or nine o'clock in the evening—there was a small key, and a worsted guard to it—it was valued at the police-office at about 30l., but when my brother purchased it, it cost 70l.—I saw it again at the police-office, Hatton-garden, several days afterwards.

MARY PETTINGER . On the 5th of January, I was in the service of Mr. Jeffries, of Guildford-place. I saw Ansell at a quarter-past six o'clock on Tuesday evening, in Guildford-place—he had a large gold watch in his possession—I asked him where he got it from—he said he had found it in a square—he came up to me, and said, "Young woman I have found a watch, do you want to buy it?"—I asked him what he wanted for it—he said, 6s.—I said I had not 6s.—he said he would take any thing for it—he would take a few halfpence—I walked a little way with him—till we came to Mr. Cockburn's shop—I took the watch in my hand—it was going—it was a quarter-past six o'clock by it—I went with him to Cockburn's shop—he keeps a snuff-shop in Guildford-place—I said to the boy, "come in here"—I had the watch in my hand—he said, "No, I do not think I shall, I will take the watch home to my mother"—I took him into Cockburn, who was in the shop—I said to him, "This boy says he has found a watch, and he wants to sell it"—he asked him where he found it—he said. "In a square"—he said, "Are you sure you found it?"—he said yes, he found it in a leather bag, with the guard twisted round it—he asked him what he wanted for it—he said he did not know, he would take any thing for it and he gave him 1s. 6d. for it—Cockburn examined it—he opened the case of it—there was some name at the back of the case—I asked him what name it was—he said it was nothing—the boy took the 18d., and went out of the shop—I asked Cockburn if the watch was a gold one—he said no, It was only a Bartholomew-fair one—I went out of the shop then—I said to Cockburn. "The boy was all of a tremble when he came up to "—he made no remark at that—Cockburn was present when the boy said he would take it to his mother—the boy said he would rather give the watch to the owner, if he knew who it was, than have the money—he said, the money was no good to him—I said to Cockburn, "Your wife will wonder where you got the watch from"—he said he would not say any thing to his wife—it would do for his little girl to play with.

Cross-examined. MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you know Cockburn before?

A. By going to his shop—I had been there about half a dozen times—it was just before Christmas that I first went to his shop—my master lives about a dozen doors from him—Cockburn knew whose service I was in—my master is a gold refiner—the prosecutrix lives about half a mile from cockburn's—his little girl is about four years old—I do not know how long he has lived in the neighbourhood

RICHARD BAYLIS . I am a constable. In consequence of information I apprehended both the prisoners on the 6th of January—I first apprehended Ansell—I told him what for—he instantly confessed the robbery, without my making any threat or promise—I then apprehended Cockburn, as Ansell said he had sold the watch to a tobacconist for 1s. 6d. I told him I was an officer, and had came to apprehend him for buying a watch which was stolen—he said, "I did buy a watch last nigh for 18d., but I thought it a Birmingham toy, and bought it for my child to play with"—he then pulled the watch out of his fob, and gave it to me; and gave me the key out of his right hand waistcoat pocket—it was then going—he had the guard round his neck.

Cross-examined. Q. The dial is rather ornamented? A. Yes, it is—there was no disguise about him—there was not the least hesitation—I have seen a great many toy watches—I cannot say they are like these—there is something flaring about them.

COURT. Q. Do you think you should mistake that for a Birmingham toy? A. I should not—I apprehended him about half past five o'clock in the afternoon—he had twenty-four hours to get rid of it.

(Property produced and sworn to).

WILLIAM VOSPER SWEET , The prosecutrix lodges with me—it is my dwelling-house—I was living in it—I have known Ansell form his birth I never knew him guilty of any dishonest act—I would take him under my protection, so much confidence have I in his honesty—I am clerk to a solicitor in Gray's-inn.

WILLIAM JOHNSON . I am independent, and live in Charles-street, Blackfriar's-road—I called on Cockburn on the Wednesday afternoon—he showed me this watch—I belive this to be it; and he asked my opinion of the value—he had it in his fob, and the chain round his neck—a gentleman came in which prevented further conversation


before Mr. Justice Williams.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-428
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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428. ERNEST DE MIRCOURT, alias , Levy , was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December, at St. James, Westminister, 1 watch, value 10l.; the goods of John Howell and others in their dwelling-house.

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the Prosecution

---- OWEN. I am in the employ of John Howell and James of Regent-street—there are three other partners—it is in the parish of St. James—they have three houses next door to each other, which communicate below, but are separate above—one house is devoted to drapery and silk mercery business, the next house perfumery and china, and the other to jewellery—the jewellery business is carried on at No. 5—Mr. Charles Lee lives in that house—it is his separate dwelling-house—the shop is for the use of the firm—it communicates with the dwelling-house, and forms part of it—I was employed in that shop on Monday, the 21st of

December, when the prisoner came in and requested me to show him some diamond rings—it was about three o'clock in the afternoon—they were shown to him—he said none of them were exactly the kind he wished; that he would call again in the course of land hour, and bring a ring of his own to have one like it—he afterwards wished to see some gold watches—he did not select any but said he would call again in an hour—he then left the shop—he might be there ten minutes or a quarter of and hour—I had shown him rings and watches in a tray containing a great many of each—I afterwards received information, and went to Young and Luxmore, pawnbroker, in St. Martin's-lane, at a little after seven o'clock that evening, and saw a watch which I knew to belong to Howell and Co.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Can you tell how many watches were on the tray you showed him? A. I cannot—I cannot tell of my own knowledge whether anything was missing—I never saw the prisoner before—he had his hat on, and spoke in french and broken English—there are a great many foreigners about our part of the town—I recognized the watch as one of ours—we had only to of that description, and we had one of them left—we had some of the same description a year or two ago—we had sold three or four, or half a dozen perhaps.

MR. ADOLPHUS Q. Have you any doubt the prisoner is the mans who came to your shop? A. not the slightest, I am positive—he did not buy any watch—our watches have numbers inside—we never have two of the same number—the number of the one I saw at the pawnbroker's was one which and been in my hands that day—it was No. 2510, an English watch, with my employer's name engraved on the plate—their name was on those I sold before, but numbers always vary.

COURT Q. Have you the number in any book in the shop? A. Yes; we have a book in which we enter the numbers of the watches—I found the number corresponding to this in the book—I know the prisoner, he being with me for ten minutes, and I saw him with his hat on when taken into custody—I know his features and dress—I saw him the following day—it was perfectly light when I saw him.

WILLIAM WILLIAMS . I am in the employ of young and Luxmore, pawnbroker's St. Martin's-lane. The prisoner came to our shop on the 21st of December, at near six o'clock in the evening and brought a gold watch to pledge—he spoke in French, and asked 10l. on it—I lent him 8l.—I consider it worth that—I heard afterwards that the prosecutors had been robbed, and sent to them that evening—the last witness came to me and saw the watch—the prisoner was apprehended next day.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you ever seen the prisoner before? A. I had before that day—his manners were gentlemanly—our shop window has nothing but plate in it—there was another customer in the shop.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You knew him before; have you a doubt of his being the man? A. Not any doubt—I saw him about a fortnight before in our shop—it was candle-light when he came to pawn the watch—our shop has boxes but he did not come into a box—he came into the open shop—I connot be mistaken in him—his hat was on.

MR. OWEN re-examined. this is the watch which was taken form the prosecutors that day.

Cross-examined. Q. You have not brought your book here? A. No—the firm consists of four persons—Charles Lee is one of the firm—he lives in No. 5, which is the jewellery shop—the three shops communicate—the

other partners do not live in that house—when a watch is sold it is always customary to enter the number and description as sold.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Do you know whether the three houses together are paid for out of the general fund? A. yes—one partner sleeps in each house, and some of the servants of the firm slept in them all—none of them slept in No. 5.

Prisoners's Defence. I have been misled by some man, who told me to go and do this.

GUILTY Aged 21—Recommended to mercy being a foreigner.

Transported for Life.

There were other indictments against the prisoner.

Fourth Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-429
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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429. JOHN BAILEY was indicted for stealing on the 9th of January, 5 half-crowns, and 11s., the monies of William Symes, his master.

WILLIAM TUCKER . I am a shoe-maker, and live in Hereford-street, Lisson-grove. I am in the habit of going to the shop of Mr. Symes, a grocer, in Edgeware road, to assist in his business. On the 9th of January I was there—the prisoner was also in the habit of assisting him, and was there that night—I recollect a female coming, and asking for a quarter of of a pound of coffee—the prisoner served her—she paid 6d. for it—he put the sixpence into the till, and I saw him at the same time take half-a-crown out, and put it inside the cuff of his coat—I informed Mr. Symes what I had seen—and officer was brought—Mr. Symes called me and the prisoner into the parlour—White was present—Mr. Symes asked me where I saw Bayley put the half crown—I said, "He put it in the cuff of his coat"—he said, "Where?" and I touched to the cuff, and felt it there—the prisoner said nothing, but went away fainting like—Mr. Symes said. "Have you got any more money about you?"—he said, "Yes," and took out eight shillings, and put them on the table—Mr. Symes called in White, and told him to take the money out of the cuff of his coat—he said, "Pray forgive me"—there were five half crowns and eleven shillings found in one cuff of his coat, and he took eight shillings out of one of his pockets—he said that was his own—he did not claim the rest.

Cross-examined by MR. DUNBAR. Q. How long had the prisoner been in the employ? A. I don't know—I have been occasionally in Mr. Symes' employ for two years—I was only employed on the Saturday—I cannot say how long the prisoner was there—it was more than six weeks—Mr. Symes is not here—he is not well, and has nobody to serve in his shop now—he was present when the money was found on the prisoner—he did not attend before the Magistrate—the five half-crowns were together—they did not jingle together—it was near a gas-light that he did it—Mr. Symes was in the shop at the time, about a yard form me—he was between White and Bayley—every body in the shop might have seen this if looking at it—there was no attempt to do it under the counter—it was quite open.

GEORGE WHITE . I am shopman to William Symes, a grocer at Grand Junction-terrace, Edgware road The prisoner was employed to assist in the shop on Saturday nights—on the 9th of January, Mr. Symes spoke to me, and I watched the prisoner—when Mr. Symes left the shop, I saw the prisoner attempt to leave the shop to go into the back court—I requested him not to leave, as customers came in several together—he returned to the counter—Mr. Symes brought a policeman to the

door, and took Tucker and the prisoner into the room—I went to the glass door of the parlour—Mr. Symes said to me," Just examine Bayley's cuff"—I put my finger and thumb into the cuff, and took out five half-crowns and eleven shillings—I put it on the table—the prisoner said, "Pray forgive me; it is the first time I ever did it; I was in great distress"—a constable was called in—the prisoner had produced 8s. besides what laid on the table.

Cross-examined. Q. MR. SYMES was equally close to observe all this? A. Yes, if he had any suspicion; but his sight is not very good—it was nearly and hour before the policeman came, as customers came in, and we had not an opportunity of speaking to him.

RICHARD ROADRIGHT (police-constable P 120.) I was sent for to Mr. Symes' house—I was called into the parlour—I pound him, the prisoner, White and Tucker there—I heard the prisoner say, "Pray forgive me; it is the first time"—I took him into the shop, and found 6d. in his waistcoat, and in his coat a pocket-book, containing a letter, and twenty-eight duplicates—as I took him to the station-house, he asked me to let him speak to Mr. Symes—I refused—he then asked me to speak for him, and said he would make it right to me and my word would go further them his—White gave me five half-crowns, eleven shillings, and eight shillings, at the station-house—I searched the prisoner at the station-house, and found 5s. 6d. in his throwers's pocket—he said that was his own money, and not Mr. Symes'

GUILTY . Aged 31.— Transported for Seven years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-430
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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430. JAMES WOLSONCROFT was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January 3 pair of welts value 4d.; 1 lb. of leather, value 2s.; 2 pair of book-tops, value 2s. and 1 pair of boots, value 15s. the goods of Thomas William Dow, his master.

THOMAS WILLIAM DOW . I am a boot-maker, and live in York-street Covent-garden. The prisoner was in my service on and off, for four' years, and had 1l. a-week—I missed leather and other articles; and on the 11th of January, I went with Fletcher, the officer, to the prisoner's lodging No. 29, Great Wild-street and found some pieces of leather; a pair of boot-tops, and a great many duplicates—I had never sold the articles—I know the boots to be me, by having them for a young man, named Ruddle, who returned them, as being too short; I put them in my shop—I bought these boots at Surridge's depot, in Newgate-street, and found them at Lamb's, a pawnbroker's in Stanhope-street—the man is not here—these boot-tops are my property—I know them by the lining—we generally ling them with cartridge-pater, and these are lined so—sometimes we line them with printed paper—some other boot-makers line with the same—I have no shop-mark on them—a gentleman here has a pair of boot-tops with my writing on them, pawned at Hedge's—I can swear I have seen those boot-tops on our premises—I cannot tell in what month, or day—they were made in 1834—I will swear they have been taken off a boot.

ABRAHAM FLETCHER . I am an officer of Boot-street, On the afternoon of the 11h of January, I went to Mr. Dow's shop, and saw him and the prisoner there—the prisoner went to his lodging with me, 29, Great Wild-street, and in the first-floor front room, in his presence I found this piece of leather, between the partition of the drawers; and in one drawer I found a pair of boot-tops, which Mr. Dow claimed—the prisoner said they

belonged to him—he said he got the roll leather and welt form somebody in whitechapel—I found two duplicates, among others, for a pair of boots, pawned for fourteen shillings and another for a pair of boots for eight shillings—these duplicates were in one of the drawers in a pocket-book.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON Q. When you went to the shop did you find the prisoner there? A. I did—I knew where he lived he said he was ready to go with me to his lodging—when I got to the room, he said, I should not search without a warrant, and I produced a warrant.

THOMAS HEDGES . I am a pawnbroker, in Drury-lane. I produce a pair of boot-tops, pawned on the 26th of January, 1835, by a woman—the duplicate is among those produced.

THOMAS WILLIAM DOW re-examined. The prisoner's wife had no access to my shop—I never heard of her coming there—I should not have brought him here for the bit of leather—I can speak to these boot-tops, by a name in them, "Charles Wright," in my handwriting—they were pawned at Hedge's by a woman—the pawnbroker gave the boots up, and Mr. Halls said, he might go about his business—the duplicate of them was found in the prisoner's pocket-book.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-431
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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431. GEORGE MAY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January, 1 goose, value 7s., the goods of John Thomas Lee.

WILLIAM HOLLAND (policeman N 146.) On the 7th of January, I was in Kingsland-road—I saw the prisoner coming toward town with this goose under his arm, and a handkerchief partly over it; it was partly under his coat—I asked what he had got—he said, "A goose"—I asked where he brought it form—he said, "From Sewardston, Essex "—that he bought it of Mr. Lee, for five shilling—I saw it was all over blood at the head—I asked him how that came there—he said, some boys had thrown stones at it, as it got out of his arms—I found the leg was broken, at the station-house—I inquired, and found the prosecutor had lost it the previous day, at Chingford—the prisoner said then, that he knocked it down at Chingford-green.

JOHN THOMAS LEE . I am a glass-engraver, and live at Chingford, in Essex. The goose is mine—it was the only one we reared out of ten eggs—I missed it between eleven o'clock on the 7th, and five o'clock in the evening, when they generally return home—I am certain it is mine—I could pick it out from a hundred—the legs were perfect when I saw it last—I live about nine miles from where the prisoner was taken—I live nearly a mile from Ching-ford green—I have inquired about the prisoner, and heard nothing against him.

(Samuel Black of Bishopsgate-street, and John Simes, plasterer, of Raven row, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 17— Confined One Month.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-432
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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432. WILLIAM MORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January one coat, value 6s., the goods of William Mallett.

WILLIAM MALLETT . I live at Appleton-place, Walworth. I was in Rosemary-lane on Friday the 15th of January, at the Hampshire Hog, public-house—the prisoner said he would mind my horse and cab while I went into the house—I had a coat on the horse—I left him in charge—I came out in about five minutes and missed my cot, an he was gone—I am sure the coat was in the cab when I left it.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. What time was it? A. About half past seven in the evening, it was dark—I had never seen him before—there was a large gas-light over the door—I am driver of the cab—I went in to speak to the landlord, I was in there three or four minutes—my coat was in the dickey—I had not worn it that day—I saw it there when I went into the house, for I sat on it—I always took it out for that purpose—I cannot swear the prisoner is the man.

WILLIAM WILSON . I work with my father in Dock-street. On Friday, the 15th of January, I was in White-lion-street about half-past seven o'clock, and saw a man with a coat over his shoulder, and a white jacket and white apron on—I believe it was the prisoner—he was about the middle of White Lion-street, going towards Whitechapel from Rosemary-lane—I am not certain of the prisoner.

JOSEPH HART . I was at the Ship and Star, public-house, on Friday, the 15th of January—the prisoner came there with a coat, and said, "I have got a coat to sell"—several people in that house but things—he said it was given to him for a job—I bought it of him for 6s.—I delivered it to Ransom, the policeman, immediately after.

Cross-examined. Q. I the prisoner an acquaintance of yours? A. No—I have seen him before, but never dealt with him—I have spoken to him—I did not exactly know his name—I think it was about seven o'clock—it was later than six o'clock, I think—I cannot exactly tell the time—I am generally at the Ship on business at that time—I live in Albion-street, Commercial-road—I go there to have a pint of porter at times—it is a house where several people come to, where things are to be sold—it is a ready market—it is in Sparrow-corner—I bought the coat fairly—he said it was his own, and was given to him for a job, and I bought it of him—that was the only purchase I made that night, I swear—there were other persons showing goods for sale—this was in the tap-room—there might be four or five people there selling things that night, women's petticoats and shifts, or any thing, not coats—the policeman came in about two minutes after I made the purchase, and laid hold of the prisoner, and said "I want you for a coat"—I said, "Here is the coat"—I had it on my arm—he did not take me into custody.

COURT. Q. Did you see the prisoner searched? A. No—I did not see him have any refreshment I think he had a quarter of gin—I paid him 6s.—I think it was two half-crowns and one shilling—I borrowed the money of the landlord to give him.

JOHN RANSOM (police-constable H 156.) I went to the Ship and star about half past eight o'clock—I saw the coat in the hands of Hart—I took the prisoner into custody—I found on him one half-crown, three shillings, and twopence—Hart began to sing out to have his money back—I told him to come to the station-house, for he should not take it from the man.

Cross-examined. Q. What were they doing when you went into the public-house? A. Hart had got the coat showing it to somebody, it might be on his arm—I think it was in his hand—I asked him how he came by it—he said he bought it of a man inside, pointing to the tap-room—he was in the passage—I told him to show me the man—he pointed to the prisoner—I saw no other sale going on—Hart had nothing else—I think the prisoner had been drinking—the money was in his left hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the coat honestly for 4s.—I went to this house, knowing there were dealers there, and sold it for 6s.—a man was

selling it in the street—Hart has bought and sold me things before—he bought a red coat and umbrella of me for 7s.

JOHN RANSON re-examined. He did not say he had bought the coat for 4s.—he said he was all right as yet—I cannot tell whether he told the Magistrate he bought it for 4s.

JOSEPH HART re-examined. Perhaps I might but a red coat from him—But not to my knowledge—I do not know that I should have bought the coat from a perfect stranger.

Prisoner. The policeman said he could fetch a boy who saw me steal it—a man came up and asked me where there was a Jew's shop—I said there was plenty about, but it was Sabbath, and they were not open, but I would buy the coat if I could get 1s.—he showed it to me, and offered it for 5s.,—I had but 4s.—I directly went into the Ship and star, where I was well known for four years—I asked 7s. for it—6s. was bid, and I sold it for that.

WM. MALLET re-examined. I did not express any doubt before the Magistrate of the prisoner's being the man—they did not ask me if I could swear to him—I did not stop half a minute when he said he would hold the horse—I found the horse coming into the pubic-house door, which made me run, out and the man was gone with my coat.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-433
VerdictsGuilty > pleaded guilty; Not Guilty > unknown

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433. JOHN KEW was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of January, 2 petticoats, value 2s.; and 1 watch 15s.; the goods of Elizabeth Harper; and WILLIAM SMITH , for feloniously receiving, the same, well knowing them to have been stolen, against the Statute, &c.

Kew pleaded GUILTY .

ELIZABETH HARPER . I am single—I am servant in the Herlad's college. I lost two petticoats on the 1st of January—John Kew lived in the neighbourhood. but I know nothing more of him—I have since seen one petticoats in the officer's hands, and another in the pawnbroker's hands—I lost them from a room in the college, which is on Bennet's-hill, Doctors' Commons.

CHARLES KERRIDGE . I am patrol of Castle Baynard Ward. I found a petticoat in the prisoner Smith's room. on Peter's-hill, in a box—he was not present—I know it was his house—he has lived there some time, and carried on business there as a sweep—I have not seen him since to ask him to account for it being there—I took it to Mrs. Harper, and she claimed it—I went to his house, knowing there were petticoats missing, and a bed-cover—and I found that also.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-434
VerdictsGuilty > pleaded guilty; Not Guilty > unknown

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434. JOHN KEW was again indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Rownson, and stealing there is 12 chisels, value 4s.; and 12 gouges, value 4s., and WILLIAM SMITH for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen, &c. against the Statute.

Kew pleased GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Life.

JOSEPH ROWNSON . I am an ironmonger, and live on Bennet's-hill. In consequence of information. I accompanied an officer to the prisoner Smith's house on Peter's-hill, Paul's-wharf—his house joins mine—I lost the articles stated in the indictment between the 20th of December and the time of their being found—I had them in my possession on the 20th of December, and was present when they were found between the floor

and ceiling, under Kew's bed, in the prisoner Smith's house—Smith was present—he said he was sure there was nothing under the bed—the officers insisted on turning up the bed, and then he said, "Turn it up," which he did, and found a loose board, under which we found the property—Smith occupied two rooms below—the officer were about searching the room at the time I got there—I had been watching on the roof, suspecting some stolen property would be brought over there—I saw no resistance on his part when he saw the officers were determined to turn the bed up—I cannot say he was privy to the robbery—all I know is, the property was stolen by sweeps coming over the tiles—Kew is Smith's son-in-law, and has lived with him some years.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-435
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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435. WILLIAM SMITH was again indicted for stealing, on the 17th of January, 1 bed-cover, value 2s., the goods of Francis Martin.

FRANCIS MARTIN . I live in Herald's College, of which I am a member On Sunday evening, the 17th of January, I lost a bed-cover—I have since seen it at Guidhall—this is it—it was on my own bed—the College is four houses from Smith's

CHARLES KERRIDGE . I am an officer. I found the bed-cover on the bed in the room smith used, as if used with the bed—it was in his house on the first floor—he was then in custody, and his wife and Kew also—he had been in custody on the Wednesday night—I found it on the Friday following—I saw the cover on the bed when I searched the room on the Wednesday—the prisoner then was with us, but his attention was not called to the cover—nothing was said about which room he occupied—he owned he occupied that room—he said we might search the room, and we went into the room with him—I cannot say whether he said, "My room"—he said the room on the attic floor was Kew's room—the family consists of smith, his wife, Kew, and a lodger—I did not know any thing about the bed-cover at that time, but I am certain it was on the bed—the wife was taken into custody the same night—I did not ask if it was his room, and he did not, say whether it was—I cannot say any thing more about it.

Prisoner's Defence. I cannot give any account of it being there—I know nothing of any of the transactions—when the officers came to my place I went up to help them search the house—what was found was these quite unknown to me—I have been in the parish thirty-four years, and never had a key turned against me.


NEW COURT, Wednesday, February 3, 1836.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-436
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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436. GEORGE GURNEY was indicted for embezzlement; to which he pleaded.

GUILTY .— Confined Three Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-437
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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437. JAMES COLLINS was indicted for feloniously receiving, of an evil disposed person, on the 19th of January, 360lbs. value 60l., the goods of Thomas Newen; well knowing the same to have been feloniously stolen against the Statute, &c.

THOMAS NEWEN . My warehouse is at No. 73, Aldersgate-street. I do not live there—it was broken open a short time since, and we lost a quantity of dressed leather, about 60l. in value—this (examining some leather) is part of what we lost—I can swear to the whole of it—I lost about 3 cwt.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. When did you miss it? A. On Monday, the 4th of January—I cannot say whether it was stolen on Saturday night or Sunday—it was safe on the Saturday—I saw some of it again about a fortnight afterwards—there was time for it to have gone through several hands.

JAMES TRODD . I am porter to Mr. Newen. I locked up the warehouse safe Saturday evening, and on the Monday found it had been broken and the leather gone—I can speak to the identity of the leather.

JAMES PAGE . I live at No. 229. Kent-street, Borough, and am a shoemaker. On Saturday, the 16th of January, I was in Newgate-market, and met the prisoner Collins about two o'clock—I I have known him for the last six or seven years—but I had not seen him before for eight or nine months—he said, "I wanted to see you, I was coming over this afternoon, or on Monday morning to see you"—I said, "What do you want?"—he said, "I have got some goods to sell that I think will suit you"—he is a sadler, and buys up old harness. and takes it into the country and sells it—he lived in the Borough-road four or five years ago—I asked him what goods they were—he said, "Some calf butts, and there is some what they call kip butts, and some what they call kip gray—are you a buyer?"—I said, "It depends upon the figure"—he said, "You can have them at your own price. or at any rate 1s. or 1s. per lb. less than the cost prices—at what time will you be home?"—I said I should be home about four o'clock—he said, "I will be over about four o'clock at your house"—I left him there—I went was a man with me who has the care of a shop of mine—I went home and waited till four o'clock—he did not come—I went out about half-past four o'clock, and met him coming—we walked home together, and when we got home he pulled one calf butt out of his pocket, tied up in a handkerchief as a sample—I said, "You told me you had got some kip butts and kip grays"—he said, "The kip butts are sold, here is the sample kip butts and kip grays"—but it was not kip grays—I asked him what he wanted for the calf butts, and how many there were—he said, six dozen and they were worth 3s. per lb,—I said, "They are not worth that to me—I can't give more than 2s"—he said. "We can't take that for them"—he was going to take it away—I said, "You may as well leave that with me—I will cut it up, and If it turns out better than I think it will, if you come over on Monday morning, I may be able to give you a little more"—he said, "I can't leave it with you"—I said, "Well, but we will weight it, and I will pay you it at the rate of 3s. per lb., the price you ask, and I will cut it up before you come over on Monday morning"—I sent my son out to get it weighted—it weighed 1 lb. 6 1/2s.—I gave him 4s. 3d. for it—he he then went away, and took with him the cordovan shank. which he called kip gray—on Monday he came over again about twelve o'clock—he then pulled out of the kip butts, which he told me on Saturday were sold"——I looked at it, and saw the mark was nearly taken out, but I could see where it had been—I said, "You told me on Saturday these were sold"—he said, "I thought they were"—I then asked what he wanted for them—he said. "We think they are worth as much as the calf butts"—I said, they were not—I would give from 20d. to or 22d. per lb.—he said, "will you give any more for the calf butts!"—I said I could not give more than 2s.—he said, "What will you give for the kip grays?—will you give 1s. 6d. per lb?"—I said, "Yes, I will give 1s. 6d. per lb, for that"—this was about 12 o'clock—he was to come again on Monday evening at eight o'clock—I was at home till eight o'clock. but he did not come I went over to the public house, and left word

that I was over the way at the Artichoke—he came about half-past eight o'clock—I heard him ask the landlady for me—I went out, and asked him to come into the parlour—he said, "I have got a female with me. I can't"—I said, "Ask her in"—he came in with the female, and sat in the parlour—he said, "Well, you are to have the kip butts at your own price, (whish was from 20d) and you are to have thirteen of the calf butts at your price. (which was 2s., per lb.) and you are to have the kip gray at 1s. 6d. "—he said, there might be from 30 to 40lbs. weight of it—I said, "Well, but Collins, you told me there were six dozen of the calf butts, and now you tell me there are thirteen—I suppose you have picked out the worst of them"—he said, "No, that is not it, when you have got these, and we find it is all right you will have the remainder"—we sat there talking, and he said, "If you and your son were to buy 60 or 70lbs. of goods, if they came in this way (crossing his fingers) you could cut them up in one night"—I said, "Yes, I dare say we could"—he asked what time I should be home the next day—this was on Monday evening—the goods were not brought at this time—I forgot to mention that when he bought the kip butt as a sample, I wished him to leave that in the same manner as he had the calf butt, and said we would weigh it, and I would pay him for it—he said so, he would not leave that, unless I would cut it up in his presence, while he waited, which I declined to do—on the Monday evening, I asked him when he would bring the goods over—he said, when would it suit me, I said, "To-morrow, at twelve o'clock"—and about half-past twelve o'clock he came with a truck, and another man drawing it—previous to that I had been over to Mr. Newen, who sent two officers with me, and we put them in the Artichoke parlour till the prisoner and the man came with the goods—the truck was loaded up apparently with old traces, and old chaise aprons—I had a customer in my shop, who had come from the country—the prisoner said to me. "Who is that man?"—I said, "A customer of mine, it is all right, bring them in," and he said directly, "You see I have brought this old harness"—(I had bought old traces of him before, but not at that time)—I told him to bring it in, and he took it through the shop—the goods were done up in old harness, and concealed—they were in three different parcels covered up in old leather—he took them through the shop into the room where I keep my leather—as soon as the leather was in, I shut the door, and said to Collins, who was in the shop, "Come over the way and I will pay you," and we went to the Artichoke—I had not undone the parcels not seen the inside of them—as soon as they came over the way, I gave both the men in charge of the officers—I was present afterwards when the officers unpacked the parcels—this is a part of what was in the parcels—it has my mark on it.

Cross-examined. Q. Is your man here, whom you say was present at one of these conversations? A. No—he overheard what was said, and them he went into the market—Collins said all through this business, "We," and I thought there were more persons concerned in it.

Q. Did not tell the Magistrate, that when he came to the public-house he told you that he had made a bargain for you for the leather? A. I think he did—I believe he did—the contents of the truck are have—it was broad daylight when the truck was brought—I do not know the man who came with the prisoner—I never saw him before—I believe his name was Brows I did not hear Collins say that a man offered him the leather for sale—I have known him from six to seven years—he had been a repairer of old harness—I always considered him an honest. industrious man.

COURT, Q. You say, he did at first say, "I have made a bargain for you?" A. Yes I believe he did—the man who brought the leather said he was hired by him as a porter—Collins had told me to cut the marks out of all the heads as soon as I got them.

ROBERT TYRRELL . I am an officer. I went with another officer to the Artichoke public-house—we waited there about half an hour—the prisoner came with another person, and page said, "These are the men, I give them into custody"—I searched Collins, and asked him where he lived—he said, "In the City"—I said the City was a large place, whereabouts there!—he said again, "The City"—I said, "If you do not choose to tell me I shall not ask you any more"—he then said he lived in Gunpowder. alley, Shoe-lane, No. 10. or 9—I then said it was my duty to ask him how he came in possession of this leather—he said a man had met him on the Thursday previous, as he was coming out his house, about the middle of the day, and asked him if he dealt in harness and leather—he replied, "Yes"—I asked him if he knew the man, and where he lived—he said he did not know any thing about him—he had never seen him before to his knowledge—I asked the description of the man—he said "A tall thin man"—that he had got some leather to dispose of, and he called on the Friday, and brought him a skin, and on the Saturday he brought the whole of the leather in a sort of chaise cart in two black bags—I said. "Would a man leave that quantity of leather with you without your knowing any thing at all about him?—he said, "He did leave it"—I took the men and the leather in a hackney-coach to Guildhall, and then went and searched the prisoner's house, in Gunpowder-alley, and in the upper room I found two calf butts in this handkerchief, two black bags, and a great deal of old harness leather, which we did not meddle with—the other prisoner was discharged—I found this chisel which corresponded with the marks on the desk which was broken open in the prosecutor's ware house; but it was in a place where the prisoner works with these tools, and he being indicted for receiving I did not mention this—this is a common piece of iron, and the other seems a sort of screw-driver—these were not by themselves, but tucked in a piece of leather by the side of the window, where there were awls and things of his trade.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not he tell you that the man had brought them in two black bags? A. Yes; and we found these two bags—I did not mention about the chisels, because I thought it did not allude to this, the man being indicted for receiving; but that evidence would not have done alone, because many chisels would have agreed with the marks—he gave me his address correctly—I asked him, when he said the leather came in two black bags, why he had not brought it in the bags rather than take in out, and put it in leather—he then said he had brought some harness for Mr. Warren, who he said did not know it was coming, but he was going to see if he would have it—the harness would cover the leather better than the bags—this is one of the bags—it would cover leather.

COURT to JAS. PAGE. Q. You stated he said he would not leave it unless you would cut it up in his presence; did he give as a reason, that it was not this? A. He said he could leave it—I said, it could make no difference to the party—I considered there were one or two more—but I said, "If you had the money. it can make no difference. "

Prisoner's Defence. what this man says is not correct—I told him it was not mine, and if I left, they night think I was going to do something wrong—but I said I would bring the calf-skins and two kip-skins—I told him I did not know one from the other—I

told him, if he could do any good with if, I would wait while he cut it up—but as to his saying I would not leave without his cutting it up, it is as false as any thing can be—there is not a man better known in London than I am—I go about with goods on my shoulder or in a cart, and deal with respectable persons.

MR. NEWEN re-examined. I have looked at these two butts of calfskins found in his house—the marks are partly robbed out, but I have no doubt they are mine.

JURY. Q. What is the price of these calf butts? A. About 4s. per lb. the kip-butts are worth about 2s. 6d., the kip greys about 2s.

Prisoner. When I met Mr. Page, I told him it was brought to me, but I did not know calf-skins from kip—as for cutting parts off the leather, I never mentioned a word about it—as for the old harness, it is old leather

JAMES PAGE . I said to him, on Monday evening, "I suppose it is a bankrupt's stock?"—he said, "Yes, it is"—he said he did not know what the leather was.

ROBERT TYRRELL . He said he had not bought it, but the man had left the leather with him, in the two bags, and the man was to call in the evening for money.

GUILTY . Aged 34.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-438
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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438. RICHARD BALLS was indicted for embezzlement.

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM GODING . I am a brewer, at Knightsbridge, in partnership with Thomas and Henry Goding. The prisoner was in our employ for about two years, till within the last three weeks—he had at first 3l. a week; after that, 3l. 10s., and latterly, 4l.—all his expenses were paid, and at Midsummer he had a present of 20l.—he was collection clerk—when he received money, it was his duty to enter it in the cash-book, which I have here—there is no entry on the 28th of September, or thereabout, of the receipt of 15l. from Mr. Hook; nor is there, on or about the 13th of November an entry of 6l. from Mr. Freeman; nor of 10l. received by him on the 10th December—this book was always in the counting-house, and he could make entries in it whenever he pleased—it is a daily book, cast up at the end of the week, and attested by one of the partners—and there is no entry of any of these sums—there is no account, or other transaction between the firm and the prisoner, which enabled him to keep back any money—he left very suddenly—two or three days after he left he saw my father—he has not accounted in any way whatever for these sums.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. There has been a charge in the firm, has there not? A. No—there has been no opposition brewery—my brother has sold his brewery, but he was not a partner with us—in December last there were three partners in the house, as there are now—the prisoner was allowed liberally for his expenses—he puts his receipts on one side, and his expenses on the other, and the book is balanced every Saturday—he went about to public-house to promote our interest—he introduced customers to us, but not to any great extent—he was some times detained at public-house, joining in and promoting drinking, to a late hour—I am not aware that it has ever occurred that a person has omitted in stare money they have received—it would have been considered a serious offence.

HENRY GODING , I am the senior partner. The prisoner has never

accounted to me for any of these sums—we raised his salary the week previous to this discovery.

Cross-examined. Q. Did the prisoner call on you? A. Yes, the day before he was taken, on the 10th of January—he quitted the service of this own accord—he had entered into the service of Ramsbottoms—he did not say he had received more money than he had accounted for—on the Wednesday, when we had discovered this, he was brought into the counting-house, and acknowledged it.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Were there some other things that he did not disclose on that occasion? A. Yes—Mr. Brothers was with him when he came on the Wednesday, and we sent for a police officer.

HENRY HOOK . I keep the Elephant, at Kingsland. I deal with Messrs. Goding for ale—on the 28th of September, I paid the prisoner 15l.—here is his entry of it in my book.

EDWARD HENRY FREEMAN . I keep the Feathers, in Featherstone-street. I deal with Messers. Goding for ale—on the 13th of November, I paid the prisoner 6l., and on the 10th of December. 10l.

Cross-examined. Q. How long have you known him? A. About sixteen months—he always appeared to me to be desirous of promoting the interests of his employers.

JAMES BROTHERS . I am in the employ of Messers. Goding, and have been for twenty-five years collecting clerk. I was at Mrs. Ingold's in North-road Park-lane, on Tuesday evening, the 12th of January—I discovered that Mrs. Ingold's account, and the book did not agree; and I met the prisoner there accidentally on the Wednesday morning—he began the conversation by saying, there was something wrong in the account, and and asked me to give him the book, which I had that moment placed in my pocket—I refused to do so—he then took me towards Mrs. Ingold, and begged she would pay the balance—shortly after that I left the house, and within half a minute, the prisoner came after me, running or walking very fast—he caught my arm, and said, "Brothers, save me"—I said, "You know my disposition, I do not wish to hurt any man, bet I have a duty to perform to Messrs. Goding, I cannot save you; but if I can point out any way in which you can save yourself, I will do it"—I stated a case which occurred twenty-two years ago, when a man had become a defaulter, who was in Mr. Goding's employ. and Mr. Goding had given him three days to state his deficiencies, but he had refused, and was given into custody; and I told the prisoner, that if he would give the account, I had no doubt but that Mr. Goding would not prosecute him—he took my arm, and we went to the brew-house—I said, "You are so agitated, you cannot write, I will do it, tell me all about it"—I asked him to what amount he had kept back money—he said, "Under 100l. "—I said, "The sum is small, that perhaps is a your favour; how many customers are you deficient in?" he said five, he said five, but when we got to the counting-house I could only make out four—he said he thought there was five, but he could not recollect any more—since then it has been discovered that there is another, but the amount is certainly less than 100l., "—I made out the list and handed it to Mr. Goding, and the prisoner was taken.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you heard that the prisoner had some matrimonial speculation going on? A. Yes; I did not know that is went off.

Prisoner's Defence. I am in the hands of the Court—temporary embarrassment

cause me to do what I have done, I never had the least intention of wronging Messrs. Godings of one farthing.

(Mr. Thurston, a publican, of Wilson-street, Somers-town; Mr. Lovejoy, auctioneer, of Farringdon-street; John Turvey; Walter Wright; and Thomas Herjer, of Chelsea; gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY, Aged 44.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor.

Confined Six Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-439
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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439. THOMAS COFFEY was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., Barnett Levy.

BARNETT LEVY . I live in Chiswell-street, Finsbury-square. I was going down Snow-hill, at half-past eleven o'clock at night, on the 17th of January—I had a handkerchief in my pocket, which I had seen safe about two minutes before—I received information from a watchman, and found it had been stolen—this is it—it was shown to me by the witness.

WILLIAM PEARSE . I am watchman to Messrs Boyd and French. At half past eleven o'clock that evening, I was on Snow-hill, and saw the prisoner walking down behind the gentleman, with the skirt of his coat in his hand—he drew the handkerchief out of his pocket and dropped it on the pavement—he was crossing the street, and I stopped him—he said, "What do you stop me for?"—I said, "You have picked the gentleman's packet"—I called the watchman, and gave him to him—a pot-boy picket up the handkerchief.

MICHAEL RYAN . I was the watchman on duty. Pearse called me, and gave me the prisoner—this handkerchief was on the pavement—I called the prosecutor, who said it was his.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Transported for seven years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-440
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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440. MARIA DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January, 1 spoon, value 20s., the goods of Jeremiah Roobard.

LOUISA ROOBARD . I am the wife of Jeremiah Roobard, of king's-parade, Chelsea. On the 8th of January, the prisoner came to our house after a situation, between two and three o'clock—she was shown into the back parlour, and I was sent for—the gravy spoon, and other things were on the side, board there—she took the gravy spoon before I came down—it was there before I went up—I missed it about a quarter of an hour after she was gone—this is it—it is my husband's

GEORGE SMELLIE . I live with Thompson, pawnbroker, Grosvenorrow, Pimlico. I took this spoon in pledge of the prisoner on the 8th of January, about six o'clock.

ARCHIBALD OSWALD . I am an officer. I had a description of the prisoner at two o'clock, when I went on duty, and at five o'clock I took her.

GUILTY. Aged 20.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and prosecutor.

Confined One Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-441
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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441. BENJAMIN EDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 5s.; 6 shillings; 3 sixpences; and 1 £5 Bank note; the goods, monies, and property of James Brooks, from his persons.

JAMES BROOKS . I am a butcher, and lodge in Grafton-street, I went to the Commercial-road, on the 8th of January—I went to the Registry pay office, and received a £5 note, one sovereign, half a sovereign, and 5s. 6d. on silver—I left there about half-past two o'clock—the

prisoner had gone with me to this place—I knew him before at Portsmouth—he used to live next door to where I worked—I met him that day as I was going down to the Registry-office—we went into a public-house—I think it was the Black Horse—I was quite sober when we went in—we had a put of half-and-half, and sat some time—he then asked me to go out and have a game at skittles, which I did—then we had a quartern of gin, and then had another game of skittles, and played till it was dark—we then went to the King's Arms—had some gin and water, and sat there till about a quarter past seven o'clock—I do not know what I did after that for I got drunk—I did not know any thing till about twelve o'clock, when I was taken down to the station-house, and in the morning I found I had no money—I paid 18as. out of the money I had received, and had 2s. out of the sovereign, and I had 2s. 6d. or 3s. of my own money in my pocket, beside what I received—I had about 6l. in all—I had paid 18s. for a tailor's bill—we were playing at skittles all the afternoon—I did not spend above 4s. or 5s.—I had about 5l. 18s. when to the King's Arms—I should know the bill I paid, but could not swear to the bank-note—they were all together in my jacket pocket.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. At what time in the morning did you meet the prisoner? A. About eleven o'clock—I met him by accident—he had come up to see if he could get into any business in London—I believe he told me so—we played several games of skittles, and I said "It is no use playing we will go and have a drop of something short"—I had not the money then, it was after the first drinking that I received the money, and I put it into my pocket, with a receipt which I got from the slop-seller—I put it all in my pocket together, in one parcel—they might have got separated in my pocket—I received the money about half-past two o'clock—then went to the Black Horse, and then to the King's Arms—I played at skittles before I received my money, and we went and played a second time, till about a quarter, or half-past six o'clock—we then went to the house, and sat there till about half-past seven o'clock—after that I cannot tell what took place—the prisoner did not urge me to come away, that I know of—I never gave the money to any one—he was an old friend—I should not have objected for him to have taken it out to take care of.

GEORGE BAKER . I am an undertaker, and live in Salmon-lane, Lime house, I was at the King's Arms on the 8th of January, from seven to eight o'clock—I saw the prosecutor in the parlour intoxicated—the prisoner was there when I went into the parlour—the prosecutor had been exhibiting his back, and said something about flogging—I sat down, and had a glass of half-and-half—the landlord found that the prosecutor was in that state that he did not like him to he in the parlour—he was called on to pay his reckoning. and had no money—the landlord threatened that be would not let the prisoner quit the house till he was searched—he attempted to leave, and refused to be searched—I stopped him as I was at the bar two policeman then arrived—he had struck me on the side of the head with his fist—I cannot say whether it was clenched or not—then a party coming by called in to have half a pint of porter, and seeing me ill-used, forced the prisoner into the tap-room—he went into a corner, and seated himself in the further box, where he took out of his pocket, some pieces of paper, one of which was 65 note—I saw the word "five" written on the note, but I could not see the number he then tried to destroy a paper. and was stopped by Mr. Robey at the tire-place.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you there when Mr. Robey was in the room?

A. No; it must have been from seven to eight o'clock when this occurred—I was there more than an hour—I went there about five or six o'clock—I was not drinking from five to eight o'clock—I went with a friend of mine—I did not see this person come in—I was not always in the same room—I was in the tap-room, and was going to the bar to have a glass of half-and-half—the parlour door was open, and the sailor was standing there—I had been sitting in the tap-room—the prisoner came in afterwards, and the landlord said he had his suspicions—Mr. Robey was not in the parlour at that time—there was a gentleman there whom I did not know—I do not recollect the prosecutor going out and leaving the prisoner behind—I cannot say that the prisoner was sober—I drank nothing with the sailor—I drank with him afterwards, when we left the police-office in company with the policeman, but not at his expense—I had a slate—I did not write any thing on it—the sailor said he had been smuggling—he had some tobacco or something, and I said he had better be careful—I sat in the parlour, I think about half an hour—I know Mr. Robey merely as an occasional man in my trade—I did not drink with him—no one else was present—I wrote nothing about smuggling on the slate.

Q. On the next day, when it seems you, the two policeman and the sailor were drinking together, had you any conversation about this transaction? A. Certainly; it was the business at the police-office, and when we were drinking at the public-house it might have been mentioned—we did not agree what to say—I paid my share for what I had—I paid 1s.—I do not know whether I drank a shilling's worth—I do not remember any thing being said about the evidence that was to be given to-day—I will not swear it was not mentioned—I said nothing against him—the sailor said he did not want to hurt the young man, he only wanted the money—I am compelled undoubtedly to drink with strangers—when the prosecutor was at the bar he was arm-in-arm with the prisoner—I do not recollect that he had hold of the prisoner—I cannot swear he had not.

COURT. Q. Do you swear that when you attempted to stop his leaving the house that then struck you? A. He did; an I swear that I saw him take some pieces of paper out of his pocket, and one was marked "Five," and he attempted to destroy a paper that was in the same hand with the £5 note—I consider it was that he wanted to destroy with the others.

MR. DOANE. Q. You say he tried to destroy them? A. He threw them into the fire-place, which joined the box not further off than I am from you—he came right up to the fire-place and threw it in—there was a fire there, to the best of my recollection, and he was standing close to it—I cannot swear that any body had hold of him at the time—there was a paper torn up, but what paper I do not know, it was neither of the papers produced—I do not know that the bank-note was not torn—I have not had it in my hand.

COURT. Q. I understand that struck you? A. He did; and then he was forced into the tap-room—he then took some piece of paper out of his pocket—I saw the word "Five" on one—he then went up to the fireplace, and finding I watched him, he tried to strike me—he then threw something into the fire-place.

JOHN ROBEY , I am an undertaker. I was in the King's-arms on the evening of the 8th of January—I saw the prisoner at the bar when I went in—I saw him ill-using Mr. Baker, striking him, and attempting to force his way out—I put the prisoner back into the tap-room—he ran to the

last box in the tap-room, and took two pieces of paper out of his right-hand trowser's-pocket—one he tore up, which he supposed was the £5 note—he went up to the fire-place, and put the pieces of paper into the fire, where they were burnt—he was searched afterwards in my presence, and the £5 note and other things were found on him—I saw the word "Five" on it—he was charged with the robbery, and pulled some money out of his pocket, which he wanted to hand over to the landlord of the King's-arms, if he would let him go out—he said that was all he had belonging to the prosecutor, and he would give him that if he would let him leave.

Cross-examined. Q. Must the last witness have heard that? A. He must have heard it—I swear that the prisoner said, after he produced the silver, that he would give it up to the landlord, if he would let him leave the house—I do not know whether the landlord had asked for his reckoning—I was not in the house when the prosecutor was called on to pay his reckoning—I went in at half-past seven o'clock, and the landlord was in the bar—he could not leave the bar, so many persons were coming in—he had sent for a policeman—the prosecutor was in the tap-room when I went in, asking the prisoner for his money—he was standing—I did not see him arm-in-arm with the prosecutor, I was not there when he came out—I went in accidentally, just as the scuffle had commenced—when the prisoner produced the silver, the note was in his pocket—he had pulled out two pieces of paper and the note, and destroyed one paper—two policemen were called in—I did not know those policemen—I knew the other, the undertaker—I know the landlord, but am not acquainted with him—I met the policeman again at the Thames police-office—I did not go to any public-house—the sailor did not ask me to drink that evening—I did not drink with him—I had no conversation with him after this man was taken—I left directly and went home—the prisoner was not very drunk—the prosecutor was not drunk.

COURT. Q. Do you mean to say that the sailor was not drunk that evening? A. He was not then, he had been, and got sober again—that was at half-past seven o'clock—I did not see the sailor again.

ERASMUS CHARLTON (police-sergeant K 1.) I was called in, there was a charge of the prisoner having robbed a sailor—I asked him what he had got belonging to the sailor? he said, "Nothing"—I said he must be searched, he said he would not be searched—I took hold of him, and he struggled violently—I told the constable, No. 253, to take hold of one hand and a stranger who was there to take hold of the other, while I searched him—he still resisted—I found a £5 note in his left-hand pocket, wrapped up in a hosier's bill—this is the bill and note—somebody else said he had other money about him belonging to the sailor—he said, "No, that is all I have belonging to the sailor"—I searched him further, and found some silver.

Cross-examined. Q. He made great objection to be searched at first? A. Yes—I was present the greater part of the time when this took place—if he had said any thing. I must have heard it he had been drinking, but was not drunk—he was sensible of what he was doing and saying—my opinion is, that the sailor was drunk—I had a constable with me—I was before the Justice the next day—I never saw Mr. Baker till the night the prisoner was given into custody—I saw him the next day at the Thames police—we were there three or four hours, I should think—I came away with Baker, Robey, and the sailor—I went into the Commercial-road, to serve a summons on Mr. Dewdney—I went nowhere else

with him—I was not at any public-house with the two undertakers that day, nor with the other constable—I remember a handkerchief being taken from the prisoner's pocket the night before—there was only me and another policeman, who took the prisoner into custody—I am sure the two undertakers went with me to Mr. Dewdney's.

GEORGE BAKER re-examined. Q. Is this one of the policemen, who was at the public-house? A. I think he was one of the two I was speaking of.

ERASMUS CHARLTON re-examined My duty was at the Thames Police Office that day, and if there was a case before the Magistrate, it was my duty to go to the public-house to see if any officers were there; but I did not drink with any body, I defy and body to say I did—six shillings and three sixpences were found on the prisoner.

GEORGE BAKER . The drink might have been passed to him, but I do not know—there were a great many policemen—I believe I was there with two policeman, and Robey was there.

WILLIAM LAFFORD BORBITT (police-constable K 253.) I was present when the prisoner was searched, and the note taken from him—I went to the police-office the next day and saw Mr. Baker—I went to my duty afterwards.

Cross-examined. Q. I believe there is a regulation in your force that you are not to drink with prosecutors or witnesses? A. No; we are not allowed to go into public-house when on duty, but we are allowed to drink—I did not go to a public-house with the prosecutor after the affair was over—I did not go to a house where the last witness and the two undertakers were, and the prosecutor, at any time the next day.

COURT. Q. Do you know Mr. Baker by sight? A. Yes—I remember meeting him at the police-office—I did not go away form the office with him—I went on my duty—I did not drink with him the next day—he did not pay one shilling.

Prisoner's Defence. I fell in with the prosecutor—he was very much in liquor, and gave me these papers to take care of—I asked him to go home—I was going, and met Baker, who forced me back, and than I produced the papers, and said that was all belonging to him.

(Cornelius Faulkner, of Red Cross-street, Borough; John Gilder, of Norwich-court; and Henry Dowset, a butcher, or Red Cross-street, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 21.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-442
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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442. JAMES DALEY was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January, 13lbs. of bacon, value 5s., the goods of William Gunston.

CRANLEY BRITNELL . I am shopman to Mr. William Gunston, of Exmouth-street, Clerkenwell. On Tuesday evening, the 12th of January, between five and six o'clock, I was in the shop, the prisoner came for a penny pig's-four, which he put into his basket; in the mean time I saw him take the ticket off this piece of bacon, and put the bacon into his basket—he was going off, and I fetched him back, and told him the bacon was stolen—he said he picked it off the ground—he had taken it off the board outside the window—he placed his basket on the board—then came for the pig's-foot, and then put the bacon into the basket.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. He paid for the pig's foot? A. Yes—it was "between lights," as it is called—he put his basket on the

board outside the shop—I was outside the shop at the time he came—he paid me outside—I was about a yard from him—he had been drinking, but was not tipsy.

JAMES MIMS (police-constable G 48.) I took the prisoner, and have the bacon, the basket, and the foot.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not it appear to you that he had been drinking? A. There was no appearance of any intoxication whatever.

GUILTY . Aged 50.— Confined One Month.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-443
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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443. SARAH PARSONS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of December, 1 jacket, value 1l. 1s. the goods of Lewis Harris.

LEWIS HARRIS . I live in High-street, Shadwell, and am a clothes salesman. On the 5th of December, I was in the parlour behind the shop—the children, who were playing in the shop, called me, and I missed a jacket off a shelf behind the counter.

Cross-examined by MR. DUNBAR. Q. You had a number of articles of this description? A. Yes; I know this, because it had been made for a person, and had come home the night before—no one but myself and my wife serve in the shop—the man that made it is not here—his name is Brian—there is no mark on it—I know it by the cut and the quality of the cloth, and the trimming—I know the prisoner by her passing and repassing—I never saw her on my premises—the jacket was ordered of me, and I was going to take it home on the Saturday night, after Sabbath—I have never had any conversation with her in my life, except once, when a woman came to the door in her company, who I brought some things of, but this prisoner walked on—I know the prisoner's brother—he is a Thames police-officer—I knew that after she was committed.

JOSEPH PARKER . I am a pawnbroker—I received this jacket from the prisoner on the 5th of December—I lent I 1s. on it.

Cross-examined. Q. At what time did she come? A. At a quarter before three o'clock—she came alone—I swear to her because she resembles a woman who is a constant customer—the dealing lasted about ten minutes—I asked her address—she said, "No. 5, Shakespear-walk. "

JURY to LEWIS HARRIS. Q. Could you swear to that jacket among a hundred more? A. I have not the least doubt of it.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-444
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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444. THOMAS LINDSEY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January, 2 shirts, value 1s.; 2 pairs of trowsers, value 1l. 5s.; and 3 waistcoats, value 1l. 5s.; the goods of William Gilbert Knight.

WILLIAM COLLINS . I live in Jermyn-street, St. James's. I had occasion about nine o'clock at night, on the 8th of January, to go into a front bed-room in my house—Mr. William Gilbert Knight lodges there—I found the prisoner secreted under the bed in the adjoining bed-room to Mr. Knight's—I took him out and pulled a shirt out of his bosom, and another was found on him.

Cross-examined by MR. CHAMBERS. Q. Where was this? A. In Jermyn-street, St. James's; it is an hotel.

WILLIAM DRANE (police-constable C 141.) I was called and took the prisoner, and found this waistcoat and one shirt on him; and another waistcoat was put down in his trowsers—the prosecutor has got that on—one of these shirts I received form Mr. Collins, and the other I took from the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. You have kept them ever since? A. I gave them

to the Inspector to be locked up—I marked the waistcoats—I took another waistcoat from the prisoner, and took it to the station-house, and took it home—I took the prisoner to the station-house—I went there direct from the hotel.

WILLIAM GILBERT KNIGHT . This is my waistcoat—I had it on the 8th of January, and lost it at Mr. Collins's.

Cross-examined. Q. Are these three all your names? A. Yes; I did not mark the waistcoat—there is nothing that induces me to say it is mine more than the pattern, and having worn it regularly with others, and having missed it from my bed-room that night.

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Transported for Seven Years.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-445
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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445. WILLIAM STEVENS was indicted for stealing on the 20th of January, one handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of James Webb, from his person.

JAMES WEBB . On the 20th of January, as I was passing over Blackfriars-bridge, making a memorandum in my pocket-book, the prisoner came and took my handkerchief—I knew it by a boy on a coach making a sign to me—I pursued the prisoner down Earl-street, and several passages sages and courts bearing to the left—he dropped the handkerchief—a boy took it up, and gave it into my hands—this is it.

JAMES OXLADE . I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief form this gentleman's pocket, and try to throw it down an ares, but it hung on the spikes.

JAMES WOOD . I can prove the statement of the last witness; and after running a short distance, I captured the prisoner in Dark-alley.

JOSEPH POTTER . I am an officer, and took him into custody.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going round a corner, and saw the handkerchief on the ground, and took it up—they said they saw me take it from the pocket.

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Three Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-446
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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446. GEORGE WATERS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January, one coat, value 7s., the goods of Phineas Coyne.—2nd COUNT stating it to be the goods of John Hackett the younger.

JOHN HACKETT the younger. I am in the service of Phineas Coyne, of Bulstrode-street, a surgeon. The prisoner lived there before me—I succeeded in his place—I lost my coat on Monday night, the 5th of January, from a peg down stairs in the pantry—(the prisoner had gone away one night when I went there)—I met him, with the coat on his back, in Titchbourne-street, the same day, and my father took hold of him.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You saw him the same day? A. Yes, about six o'clock—this is a coat he had worn the day before he left—there is an area at the bottom of the house—a person knowing where it was, could get it readily.

JOHN FUZZENS . I am a police-constable. I was on duty in Marylebone-lane—the prisoner was given to me—he said he got over the area railing between eleven and twelve o'clock the night before, and from thence through the iron bars into the pantry—the gentleman doubted whether he could get through, and I went down with the prisoner—he voluntarily got a chair, and got through the rails in an instant.

JOHN HACKETT . My boy came and told me he had lost his coat—I went and found the prisoner with it on his back.

JOHN HACKETT the younger re-examined. Q. You had only been one night in the service? A. Yes, I had been about a week—my master gave me that coat to wear while I was in his service.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-447
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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447. FREDERICK MULLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of January, 5 lbs. weight of veal, value 2s. 6d.; 2 lbs. weight of pork value 1s.; lbs. of butter, value 1s.; and 4lbs. weight of bread, value 6d.; the goods of Richard Bolton; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

JOHN HOLLAND (police-constable N 234.) On Sunday morning, the 10th of January, I was on duty in the Lower-road, Islington, and saw the prisoner with two bundles—I stopped him—he said what he had got was from his sister, who lived in Upper-terrace—he made a great resistance, and ran away from me twenty yards—I took him again—he then said he had stolen what he had in his possession—he had two half-quartern loaves, 5lbs. of veal, some dripping and butter, and other articles—this was about a hundred yards from the prosecutor's house—I have one piece of pork here.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. What time was this? A. Seven o'clock in the morning—he said, "I am guilty of stealing what I have"—I saw him before, without any thing, at the back of some houses.

FRANCES CLANIS . I am servant to Mr. Richard Bolton. The officer showed me these articles at the station-house, on the 10th of January—I had seen the property all secure on Saturday-night, at ten o'clock—it was taken from the pantry in the area on the morning of the 10th—the safe was not locked.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you the last person that went to bed? A. No; I saw the whole safe, at ten o'clock at night—I can swear to this piece of pork—there are two servants—I am housemaid—I would have sworn to it any part of London.

JOHN GRINES . I produce the certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office—the prisoner is the person (read.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming along the road, and picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 38.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-448
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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448. GEORGE FARREN was indicted for embezzlement.

JEREMIAH PERRY . I am a baker, and live at No. 55, Curtain-road. The prisoner has been in my service since May last—I paid him 20s. a week—he had bread to take home, and lodging at my house, if he required it—he was employed to receive monies on my account, which he was to account for the same day—he accounted for the receipt of some money from Charlotte Pells.

CHARLOTTE PELLS . I deal with Mr. Perry. I paid the prisoner at difrent times 11s.; about three weeks before Christmas, I paid him 1s—I was paying a little debt I owed Mr. Perry—I paid him the 11s. from the middle of May—I paid him nothing in January—nor since before Christmas.

LOUISA COLLINS . On the 2nd of January I paid the prisoner 1s. 7 1/2 d. on account of his master—I had a loaf of him on the Saturday which I did not pay for—he came on the Monday, I was out, he left me another loaf—on Tuesday he came again—I asked him how many loaves I owed him for—he said, "Three"—I gave him 2s. and he gave me 4 1/2 d.

ELIZABETH SMITH . I paid the prisoner on Saturday, the 2nd of January, 10 1/4 d., that was all I owed him, to the best of my recollection—he gave me no receipt for it.

JEREMIAH PERRY re-examined. The prisoner never paid me 1s. 7 1/2 d. from Mrs. Collins—there was a running account between us—he never accounted for 1s. 7 1/4 d. received on the 2nd of January—I do not recollect that I spoke to him about it—our account ran on to the end of the week—I have written the bill and sent it, but he has not given it in—he never gave me the 10 1/4 d. which he received from Mrs. Smith.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Do you know any thing about it, otherwise than what you gather from the book? A. No, that book is not here—I recollect nothing about the 10 1/4 d.—he paid me nothing that day—there were three weeks' bread going on, according to his statement—I can undertake to say he did not pay my wife, because my book would show it—he was in the habit of accounting to her—I did not know that the prisoner was going away some days before he went—he was in the service of another person of the same trade, when he was taken—I was not at all angry at it, he was no rival to me—I know his brother—I never told him that if I could not transport the prisoner without money, I would with it, not any thing of the sort at any time—he never said he would make up all deficiencies at the end of the week out of his wages—other persons have said so, but I would not agree to it—there was about 3s., due to him, and I had advanced him 20s. at his solicitation, three weeks before—he promised to pay me 5s. a week—he paid me one 5s. and there were 15s. due to me—at the end of the week there would be 20s. due to him—but he had not paid the 5s. for two weeks.

JURY. Q. Is it not customary to settle the accounts daily? A. It is with me, and I believe it is with the trade—I never went two days with him—I have let the customers run on for a week.

COURT. Q. In your business would he not account to your wife? A. Yes, the book is partly in my hand-writing and partly my wife's.

JURY. Q. Were you absent on the 2nd of January? A. I do not recollect whether I or my wife booked the bread.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-449
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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449. JOHN DODD was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January, I copper, value 7s., the goods of Elizabeth Barlow, and fixed in a certain building, against the Statute, &c.

ELIZABETH BARLOW . I am single. This copper was taken from my dwelling-house, in Marylebone-lane—it was fixed in the back kitchen—I saw it safe on the morning of the 12th of January, and missed it about nine o'clock in the evening, when one of my lodgers met the prisoner going out with it—the prisoner lodged in my house about three weeks—he had not left—I understood he was a sadler.

THOMAS FURSEY . I am a policeman, I saw the prisoner going with two other men through Duck-street, Manchester-square—one of them told me to take him into custody for stealing a copper, and said that he would show me where he had sold it—he took me to Mr. Bird's house.

SAMUEL BIRD . The prisoner came to me on the evening of the 12th of January, and brought the copper from an aunt of his, as he said, from Somerset-street—I bought it for 5s. 6d.—it weight 11lbs.—it is a very old one—old copper is not worth more than 7d. or 7 1/2 d. a pound.

(The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that he was unconscious of having committed any offence, being intoxicated at the time.)

GUILTY . Aged 56.— Confined Three Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-450
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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450. FRANCES PRICE was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of January, 1 spoon, value 3s.; 4lbs. weight of beef, value 18d.; 2lbs. weight of suet, value 6d.; 1lb, weight of dripping, value 5d.; 4lbs. weight of flour, value 6d.; 1lb. weight of candles, value 6d.; 4 eggs, value 6d. 2oz weight of coffee, value 3d.; 20z. weight of spice, value 5d.; 1 1/2 lb. weight of soap, value 10d.; 20z. weight of mustard, value 3d.; 2oz. weight of arrow-root, value 6d.; 1/2 lb. weight of butter, value 6d.; and 5 yards of lace, value 10s. 6d.; the goods of Gillis Payne palmer her master. MR. DUNBAR conducted the prosecution.

PATRICK TIERNEY (police-constable D 136.) About seven o'clock in the morning, on the 10th of January, I saw the prisoner in Baker-street, Portman-square, carrying a basket—I asked what she had in it—she made no answer—I went and tapped her on the shoulder—she said, "If you will come along with me, I will show you"—I made her put it down—I saw a piece of beef, and a number of eatable—I took her to the station-house—a woman was called to search her—I did not see the spoon and his taken away from her—she told me that the whole of the things belonged to Mr. Palmer, except the pig's face, and the half-pound of butter, which she had bought herself—I saw Mr. Noble, and the prisoner together—she told me where she came from—I went to Mr. Palmer—there were some min✗pies among the things.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You found she did live at Mr. Palmer's? A. Yes; she did not tell me she was going to take them to me sick son.

SOPHIA NOBLE . I am the wife of James Noble, a policeman. I searched the prisoner, and found this silver-spoon, and three pieces of lace in he pocket—I took them from her—I had used no threat or promise to her she asked me to keep the lace and silver spoon, and not to deliver them to any person for God's sake, for it her mistress came against her, they were prosecute her—I said I could not do any such thing—here is about five yards of lace in different pieces.

JOHN LAWS . I was footman in Mr. Palmer's family. The prisoner was cook there—I know the family plate—this spoon is my mistress—I missed it about a fortnight before Christmas.

MARY PALMER . I am the wife of Gillis Payne Palmer. The prisoner had been cook with me about nine weeks—all this lace is mine—I had seen it about six weeks before I missed it—the prisoner left early is the morning of the 10th of January—she was about to leave, but I did not wish her to go.

Cross-examined. Q. How long have you been married? A. A great many years my husband is abroad—it is five or six years since I saw him—it may be seven—I am confident he was alive two months ago, because I receive remittances through Drummond's the banker, every three months—I do not know where he is.

Q. Where do you reside now? A. In Grafton-street—I went there about a fortnight before Christmas—the prisoner lived with me in St. James's Street she might assist in removing some things—I have daischarged two persons from my establishment.

MR. DUNBAR. Q. Did you authorize her to carry any things away? I did not.

(Edward Alexander Wilson, solicitor's clerk, in Upper Seymour-street, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury. Confined Six Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-451
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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451. SARAH PRICE was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January, 3 shifts, value 1s.; 3 pairs of stockings, value 1s.; 2 frocks, value 1s.; 4 aprons, value 6d.; 1 shawl, value 6d.; 2 petticoats, value 6d.; I bedgown, value 3d.; I tippet, value 6d.; 1 box, value 3d.; 2 bags, value 6d.; and 1 handkerchief, value 1d.; the goods of Isabella Maria Martin.

ISABELLA MARIA MARTIN . 1 shawl be fifteen years of age in May, Before this happened I lived with Mrs. Eyres, at 45, Ossulston-street—I left her on Saturday the 2nd of January, about one o'clock, and went to the Edgeware-road to look for my father, but could not find him—when it was getting dark, I saw some woman in William-street, and was inquiring of her for a lodging when the prisoner came over—the woman I speaking to spoke to hes, and she asked me where my father was—I told her I had been to see for him in the Edgeware-road, and he was not there—the other woman asked the prisoner if I might go home and stay with her till I got a place—the prisoner said yea, I might, and said, "Come along with me home to my fire, and warm yourself"—I went her to 23, Steven-street, Lisson-grove—there was no other person with me when I went, but there was a person in the room, and she asked me if I would have any being to eat—I took a half-quartern loaf with me, and she said she would boy some bacon; had I any money—I had the remains of two shillings, after buying the loaf, and I gave that to the prisoner—I went the next day and got my trunks from No. 45, Ossulston-street, and took them to her house; and she said, "Have you any thing you can sell to get tea and sugar, as I am very hungry?—I said, I did not know, they might look at my things; but I could not part with above one or two things—she said, "What use is that great trunk to you? your may as well sell it?"—I did sell it, and gave her the money—I then had my clothes left in another trunk; and then they sent me up in the yard and looked over my clothes, and took some—when I came into the room again, they went out directly, and some of my clothes were gone—they came home again about six o'clock in the evening—I asked them where my clothes were—the prisoner said, they were all right, I should have them again; but I had never given her permission to take them—I said, I would not allow her to take any of them, because I should want them when I got a place—we went to bed very soon—she got up at eight o'clock in the morning, and said, "I shall not be long, I am only going to get some tea and sugar"—she went out, and while she was gone, the other woman asked me to let her have my black stockings, and I should be sure to have them again—I let her have them—they came in about nine o'clock, both together—they said, "Go and fetch a penny loaf"—I went out, and when I came back all my things were gone—I waited there till about eleven o'clock—I then came into the passage, and was crying—the lodgers came into the passage, and asked what I was crying about—about four o'clock, a gentleman came in and ill-used me, and attempted to take liberties—I screamed out, and the people in the house opened the door—the policeman had found some of my clothes.

Prisoner. Q. Did you go to pawn a shift and an apron in the neighbourhood?

A. No, I did not; I tried, but could not—I gave them to you, at the top of Church-street—you said you would take them home.

Prisoner. Q. You said they would not take them, and I sold them for 3d. for rags? A. No; never.

COURT. Q. Were these women perfect strangers to you before this happened? A. Yes, they were—I never permitted them to pawn this property—I staid with them from Saturday till Tuesday evening—I did not go away till all my property was gone—I do not know how they got their living—a man came into the room, and took liberties with me.

ANN ALLEN . I keep a clothes-shop, at No, 11, William-street. The prisoner came to my shop on Monday, at two o'clock—she offered to sell two shifts, a pocket, a pair of white stockings, a white apron, and a coloured apron—I asked her whose they were—she said, "They are mine, to be sure"—she asked me 6d. for them—I offered her 5d.—she came to me the same evening, and brought a gown—I bought that of her—I asked her who it belonged to—she said, had not I seen her wear it—she brought a shawl the same evening—I gave the articles to the policeman.

Prisoner. I brought them to you to sell, you had got the doctor there, and you asked me to step in again—I did, and you asked me whose things they were—I said, "They were not mine, I was sent to sell them for a person"—you know they would not fit me—I asked 6d. for them—you said they were very old, and offered 5d. Witness Yes; I did.

THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON . I am a policeman. I received information that this girl had lost her clothes—I found the prisoner at the public-house, and took her—she asked what it was for—I said I would tell her when she came outside—I then said, it was about some frocks—she said she knew nothing about them, the girl had sold them herself—I took her to the station—she said Tinker Poll had got some—I then went to Mrs. Allen's, and found all these articles—I know the prisoner very well.

ANN ALLEN . Three of these articles were sold by Tinker Poll.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw the girl talking to a baker's wife—I stood to hear her she looked very cold, and trembled very much—she had half-a-quartern loaf in her lap—I said, "I do not know that I can take you home, I have not a place, I am with a person," but I took her home—I kept her all that night, and the Sunday—she then went and got things, and her mistress said she was astonished to see her face, she having left her as she did as there were two children dying, and she got her things and ran away—that she was a very bad lying girl, but she might take her clothes—I took her home—I had neither fire nor food, and she gave me these things to sell—I did not take them all myself.

GUILTY . Aged 50.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-452
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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452. WILLIAM GRAY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January, 2 window-guards, value 30s., the goods of George Friend.

GEORGE FRIEND . I am a publican, and live at Lisson-grove. I have known the prisoner about a year and a half—he had quitted my service about twelve months before—on the 4th of January, a pair of window-guards were taken off, and laid on the counter—I saw them, and in a short time I missed them, and no one knew any thing of them—the house was closed, and a short time after the policeman knocked, and asked it I had lost any thing—I said, "Yes, the two guards belonging to the doors"—I went to the station-house, and saw them, and the prisoner—I had not seen him at my house that evening.

JOHN WILSON (police-constable D 72.) On Monday, the 4th of January, about twelve o'clock, I was on duty in Crawford-street, and saw the prisoner—I asked what he had got—he said two brass guards—I took him to the station-house—he said some person gave them to him outside the prosecutor's door, but he did not know who.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. What time was this? A. About twelve o'clock at night—I had not been at the Globe at all—he said nothing about some young men larking about—he singing—my attention was not attracted by that—he was not perfectly sober—I know nothing of him.

GEORGE FRIEND re-examined. These guards are mine.

Cross-examined. Q. Is yours a public-house? A. Yes; it had not been open late that night—there had been no larking about the house—my young man said the prisoner had been in the house, but I had not seen him.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been to Mr. Friend's house to sell something to the bar-man, and meeting some customers, I got drinking pretty freely—the bar-man then refused to serve me any more—this property was throwing about outside, among some girls and young men—at last it came to me, by whom I do not know—I was stopped, and told the truth.

(John Leader a coach-plater, of No. 5, Mead-row, Lambeth, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 21.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor. Confined Seven Days.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-453
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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453. JOHN CRAVEN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 18d., the goods of Thomas Benson, from his person.

THOMAS BENSON . About half-past eight o'clock, on Saturday night, the 16th of January, I was in the Mile End-road—I heard some persons calling out that I had lost my handkerchief—I turned and saw the policeman and the prisoner struggling—I came up to them and saw my handkerchief in possession of the officer—this is it.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Is that the handkerchief you had that day? A. Yes; because there is a knot in it.

CHARLES CHAMBERS . I am a police constable. I was going down Mile End-road—I saw the prisoner and two others following the gentleman—the prisoner took the handkerchief out of the prosecutor's pocket—I laid hold of him, and took it out of his hand—I called the gentleman, and asked if it was his—he said it was—the other two ran away.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose you directed your attention to the gentleman, to tell him he was robbed? A. Yes; when I took the prisoner I called him—I could not be mistaken—these was no one passing.

Prisoner's Defence. Two boys walked before me—the handkerchief came on my shoulder, and the officer took me, and said that I took it, which is false.

(George Wright, a mat and bag dealer; James Kilby, of Hope-place, Whitechapel-road; Anthony Saltzen, a green-grocer; Mrs. Stewart, and Francis Hatch, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor and Jury.— Confined Three Months.

OLD COURT, Thursday, February 4th.

Second Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-454
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceImprisonment; Transportation

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454. JOHN BACE, alias Williams , was indicted for feloniously being at large within his Majesty's dominions before the expiration of the term of seven years, for which period he had been sentenced to be transported; to which he pleaded.

GUILTY .— Confined One Month, and then Transported for Life.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-455
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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455. RICHARD KING and JOHN WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of January, 1 purse, value 6d.; 2 sovereigns; and 7s.; the goods and monies of Samuel Edwards, from the person of Mary Edwards.

MARY EDWARDS . I am the wife of Samuel Edwards. I was coming up princes-street about three o'clock in the afternoon of the 9th of January—there was a man dancing in the street I was walking along with another person—we did not stop to look—in crossing from Richmond-street to Princes-street, a young man came and asked if I had lost my purse—I said not, but on putting my hand into my pocket I found it was gone—I did not see the prisoners—they were taken into custody in about five minutes—my purse was never found.

THOMAS KENT . I am a painter and glazier, and live in Regent-street. I was in Richmond-street, and saw the prisoners in company together—I saw Williams put his hand into the prosecutrix's pocket—I could not see what he took out—they went away directly—I let them go down the street a little way, and on seeing a policeman I had them taken into custody.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was there not a considerable crowd? A. Yes.

JOSEPH DUNKLEY . I was in Richmond-street, and saw Williams put his hand into the lady's pocket—King was by side—Williams took a red morocco purse out of her pocket—they walked down princes-street both together, and were taken in five minutes—I have not a doubt of them.

Cross-examined. Q. You left the crowd with them? A. No; I informed the lady what had happened—there was hardly anybody in the street—I knew nothing of the lady before.

JOHN CHAPMAN . I am pot-boy at the Blue Posts, in Rupert-street, Some men were dancing in Richmond-street—I saw both the prisoners in company—I saw Williams put his hand into the prosecutrix's gown and take something—I could not say what—both walked away together—I followed them till they were taken into custody.

Cross-examined. Q. Now was there any body in the street? A. At the moment I went there there were several persons, but they were just going away—there were not so many when he put his hand into her pocket the dancing was just over—I did not see the policeman search the prisoners.

MARY EDWARDS (re-examined.) Mine was a red morocco purse.

WILLIAM POSTLE . I am a policeman. I was in Richmond-street, and took the prisoners into custody, having information from the witness—I searched them—I found 12s. 6dd. on king, and 1s. 6d. on the other—I found no purse nor sovereigns.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-456
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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456. WILLIAM PARTS was indicted for a rape.


First Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-457
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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457. EDWARD FOSTER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of January, 1 coat, value 14s., the goods of William Dent.

WILLIAM DENT . I live near Black-lane, Heckney. The prisoner lodged with me—he left me on Friday evening, the 15th of January, and I missed my coat next morning—this is it.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. What are you? A. A labouring man—he lodged with me for fourteen weeks—my wife lent him the coat, to lay on the bed, to keep him warm—the prisoner was a gardener—I do not know that he went courting in the coat to Camberwell—I never saw him with the coat on—I did not see him after he went away—I know the coat, by a cross inside the buttons—my wife is not here—she was not asked to come—she is very ailing.

JOSIAH AVALA . I live in Church-street, Hackney. This coat was pawned for 9s., by the witness, Pearce, on Friday night, the 15th of January, for Edward Foster.

MARINA PEARCE . I am the wife of Samuel Pearce, of Cold Bath-lane, Hackney. I pawned the coat, in the prisoner's name—he gave it me to pawn.

Cross-examined. Q. He did not tell you not to pawn it in his name? A. No; he gave it me to pawn to get out a coat and hat, which I had pawned for him—I have pawned things four times for him, and taken them out—he was apprehended on the 21st.

Prisoner. The prosecutor's wife lent me the coat.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-458
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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458. GEORGE WEST was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of January, 41 dead fowls, value 3l. 12s., the goods of Charles Bell.

CHARLES BELL . I live at Ware, in Hertfordshire. I have a farm, called Jennings-bury, near Hertford—I had about 130 or 140 fowls there—on the 2nd of January, and a few days afterwards, I missed about forty—I saw some at the station-house, near Whitechapel church—I have not a doubt of their being part of what I lost.

Prisoner. Q. When did you hear of their being found? A. Not till the Wednesday or Thursday following—I did not print any bill, or advertise them—I do not go to the farm every day.

COURT. Q. If you had gone to the farm, you would have known of it? A. Yes—I think I had rode to the farm once after they were taken, but was not told of it, as I had lost a nephew—it was late in the evening, and I had very little to say to my servants.

JURY. Q. Were the feathers off or on? A. The body feathers were on and we found a quantity of feathers in a pond, close by, off the tail; and we found the entrails close by a pond—some of the fowls were drawn.

THOMAS BUTCHER . I am bailiff to the prosecutor. On Monday, the 4th of January, I found some feathers and entrails belonging to the fowls—I missed about forty-eight from the hen-house, which was shut up—I examined some fowls at Worship-street office, and knew them to be the same as I lost—I can swear positively to them—three of them had red claws sewn on the legs—we term them stockings—they were sewn on as a mark, in case they should be lost, and they had the same claws on at the office.

Prisoner. Q. How is your fowl-house situated? A. On the left side of

the dwelling-house—forty yards from the house—I reside on the premises—I missed the fowls on Monday, the 4th of January—I made inquiry—I did not inform my master the same day—I saw them at the police office on the Wednesday following—the fowl-house was fastened—it had been broken open by drawing the staple—it was a screw staple.

Q. How could forty-eight be taken form the place, and you not miss them? A. On cold days the fowls do not all come out—they did not come out for food—I did not take it to them.

JURY. Q. Did you see a sack at all? A. I saw some bags—they were not my master's.

GEORGE DEVERAUX BOLTON (police-constable H 66.) On Saturday morning, the 2nd of January, at half-past six o'clock, I was on duty in Slater-street, Bethnal-green, and saw a cab come down Brick-lane with the prisoner and another man in it—they turned into the street opposite Slater-street, and pulled up—the cab stopped—I waited there, and saw the prisoner and the other man get out; and before the cab-man could put down the board, I saw some thing like a bag—I waited about ten minutes—they never offered to take any thing out, not yet to knock at any door—they then knocked at the shutters of the Old Hare public-house, and in about ten minutes more the house was opened—the prisoner and the other man went in—the bag remained in the cab—I went across the street to the public-house door—the prisoner immediately came out, and in about a minute afterwards the other man came out and told the prisoner Mr. Ingram, the landlord, was not up—he then turned round, went in, and shut the door—the prisoner said to the cab-man, "Turn round, we will go to the other place, and see if they are up there"—he got into the cab, and was driving off, when I stopped it, and asked the prisoner where he was going—he said, "To the Cherry-tree, in Kingsland-road"—I said, "I shall see what you have here"—he said, "You may depend on it all is right"—I then pulled a basket from the cab, and there was a direction on it "For Mr. Smith, to be left at the Cherry-tree, Kingsland-road, till called for"—it contained nineteen fowls—I looked at the bag, and found the same direction on that—I put the basket into the bag, and took them to the station-house with the prisoner—there were twenty-two fowls in the bag—I went in pursuit of the other man, but did not find him—the fowls were quite warm and fresh—these forty-one fowls were shown to Butcher and to Bell, and they identified them—the prisoner said he had the fowls given to him by a man from Hertford, named Richards, or Richardson, but did not know in what street, or what business he was—that they were given to him to bring to London I went to the Cherry-tree—one Mr. Smith, a miller from Hertfordshire, I understand. frequents the house, but nobody else.

WILLIAM DAVIES . I am driver of the cab No. 1080—I was with my cab when the mails came up on the morning of the 2nd of January—I cannot say what mail it was; but the prisoner and another man got off the mail, one with a basket, and the other a bag—one of them called a cab—I pulled my cab down—they got in, and I drove them to Hare-street, Brick-lane, to the Old Hare—they told me to pull up—both got out, knocked at the door, and in a few minutes it was opened—they both went in, and came out shortly after—the prisoner said to the other man, "You had better return, and I will stop here"—he said, "No, you had better go, and I will stop here to see Ingram"—the prisoner got in, and ordered me to drive to the Cherry-tree, and the other officer stopped me.

Prisoner's Defence. I was Hertford on Friday, and saw a person whose I have frequently seen in town—he asked if I was going to town—I said I was—he said he had a couple of parcels, if I would take them and leave them as he directed them—I said I would; but when I got to town, they were not up; and the other person in the coach with me said he was going to a house, where we could get something to drink, and by that time they would be up—well, after that I took the cab to return to leave them as directed—the policeman stopped me, and asked me what I had there—I said, "Poultry which was delivered to me, I believe it is all right"—he said he must see—I hope you will consider my statement—it is not at all likely a man could lose from a place, so near his dwelling-house, forty-eight fowls, and not miss them till the next week—as to his saying poultry do not come out in cold weather, it is most unreasonable, it is well known they never stop in from frost or snow, though they will from wet weather—my friends are a long way from town, or I could have proved they never were his fowls, and never in his possession.

THOMAS BUTCHER re-examined. I sewed the claws on the legs myself—my son and daughter held them while I did it—that was at the latter end of October, or the beginning of November—the fowls were not bred on the farm—we ha not had them long—I saw the claws on their legs afterwards—there were five, so and I found three with claws on—I have some of the cloth now here—here is one which I took off a fowl in the yard before I came here—it is hunting cloth.

GEORGE BOLTON re-examined. I searched the prisoner, and found some house—breaking instruments on him—a saw, knife, crow-bar, phosphorus matches; and two labels of the same description as on the bag and sack.

GUILTY . Aged 34.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-458a
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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458. SARAH BARRETT was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of January, 1 pair of half-boots, value 3s., the goods of Thomas Purvis.

ROBERT BURNS . I am shop-boy to Mr. Thomas Purvis, of Foley-street. On the evening of the 14th of January I was in the corner of the shop, and happened to took towards the door—I saw the prisoner come up to the door, and either cut a pair of boots or untwist them off the nail outside the door, where they hung—I saw her take them—I ran out and caught her—I am sure she dropped them—there was a scuffle between us—she tried to get away from me—my master came up and secured her.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. How old are you? A. Fifteen years—I was about fifteen yards from the door—the books were twined round a nail—she got a few steps before I overtook her—there is a grating to the shop window—She went to the left—she had not got by the shop window when I took her—her back was turned to me—she dropped the boots when I caught her—I did not pick them up—one fell on each side of the scraper of the private door—that was about six yards from where they were hanging—they hung on the window-ledge—the prisoner turned round, and looked at me, when I laid hold of her—I had hold of her clothes—there was no other woman passing.

COURT. Q. Are you sure you saw her take them off the nail? A. Yes; and they were under her shawl—I saw them drop—she had got to the corner of the window—I said, "You have stolen the boots"—she said "I am innocent, let me go"—the boots fell after that.

JOHN VEITCH . I am shopman to Mr. Purvis. About four o'clock I

was in the parlour, and was called into the street—I saw a pair of boots lying at the private door, and found the boy hanging to the prisoner at the corner of the street—I went up and took her into the shop, and gave her in charge—she said she was innocent, would I let her go—I said, "No"—she said would I send for her infant—I said, "No"—she was searched in my presence at the station-house, and eighteen duplicates found on her—a neighbour brought a pair of scissors in.

Cross-examined. Q. Were these boots hanging all along the shop window? A. No; they hung at the left hand corner.

Prisoner. I had not my shawl, nor cloak on—it was a small plaid cape not eight inches deep.

Witness. She had what they call a half shawl—it might be a cape—it came over her shoulders—the boots could be put under it.

ROBERT BURNS re-examined. It looked like a shawl that she had on—it was a dirty kind of thing—I wrapped over her arms.

(James Wilson, a boot and shoemaker, of Cleveland-street, Fitzroy-square, and Sarah Thomas, of Upper Norton-street, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 39.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined One week.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-459
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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459. GEORGE MARSHALL, WILLIAM MADAMS , and WILLIAM DRAKES were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January 1 pair of half-boots, value 4s. the goods of John Toby.

MARY ANN TOBY . I am the wife of John Toby. We have a shop is Newgate-street, but live in Great Dover-street. On Saturday night the 16th or January, the policeman brought these boots in, which I had not missed—I do not attend the shop myself—I only come to swear to the property—Davis my shopman had marked the boots, but left us about six weeks ago—the young man who succeeded him, has also left—he said he did not sell them—he is not here.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I have left the prosecutor about five weeks. I know these hoots, but cannot say they have not been sold since I left.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-460
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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460. MICHAEL MURPHY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January, 1 pair of half-boots, value 3s. 6d., goods of Valentine Charles Marriott.

DEBORAH MARRIOTT . I am the wife of Valentine Charles Marriott, and live in Drummond's-crescent. On the 8th of January, I lost a pair or half-boots, between eleven and twelve o'clock, from the middle of the window—I was in the back-parlour—the boots have never been found.

ELLEN COOPER . I lodge opposite the prosecutors. I was at the door, and saw the prisoner go in, take a pair of boots out of the window, then came to the door, and give them to another the prisoner boy, who went off with them—I gave information—I am certain the prisoner is the boy—I did not know him before—I saw before—I saw him next at Hotton-garden office.

Prisoner. She told the Magistrate I was dressed in a green coat, and I had only bought the greeen coat the Sunday before. Witness. He had on a green coat, and corderoy trowsers.

JAMES TATE . I live opposite Mrs. Marriott's. On Friday, between eleven and twelve o'clock. I was standing at the door, and saw the prisoner go into the shop, take the boots, bring them out, and give them.

to another, who made away with them—I am certain of him—I knew him before by sight.

Prisoner's Defence. It is false—I was not there for five months before I pawned a corderoy jacket and waistcoat to get out the green coat—the policeman found the duplicate on me.

WILLIAM WINSBURY . I am a policeman. I found a duplicate on him for a jacket and waistcoat.

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-461
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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461. FRANCIS BURKE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of February, 2 books, value 2s., goods of Henry Moreing.

ANN STEPTOE . I live with Mr. Henry Moreing, a surgeon, at No. 19, Great Marlborough-street. I was at home about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 1st of February—there was a double-knock at the door—I went to the door, and saw the prisoner—he asked to speak to my mistress—I said the was too ill to see him, and asked him message—he said he had not any message, unless I could give him pen, ink, and paper—I asked him into the dining-room, and gave him pen, ink, and paper—he wrote a note there, and I left him while I took the note to my mistress up stairs—I should know the note again—this is it—I saw him write it (read)—"Madam, I am a professor of the French language—if please to want my lessons, or your family. 31, Welbeck-street. "—I was not absent three minutes—when I returned, he had come into the passage—I told him there was no answer, as I and opened the street door, I saw the books in his bosom—I knew them to be my master's, and gave information.

GEORGE AVIS . I am an officer. I received information, and followed the prisoner—I found him in Little Argyle-street—I told him to come back to the house where he wrote the note—I took the two books from his bosom.

HENRY MOREING . These are my books—I missed them that day.

Prisoner. I throw myself on your mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 55.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-462
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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462. JOSEPH READ was indicted for stealing, on the 12th January. 1 pair of trowsers, value 8s., the goods of George Arnold and another.

GEORGE TRAVELL . I am shopman to George Arnold and another, and live in Shoreditch. It was my duty to watch of an evening outside the shop; and in consequence of information I received, I went out about fifty yards—a gentleman showed me the prisoner, and I took him with these trowsers on him, under his right armit was about half-past eight o'clock on Tuesday evening, the 12th January—I took him back to the shop—the trowsers are the property of George Arnold and his partner—I saw them five minutes before hanging outside the window.

EDWARD STENT . I am a officer. I took charge of the prisoner—he said he had not been in the business long enough, or he would not have been taken.

Prisoner. He asked me why I did not do it cleaner than that. Witness. I did not.

GUILTY .— Confined One Month.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-463
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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463. WILLIAM MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of January. 1 shawl, value 9s., the goods of James Edward Watt.

WILLIAM WILSON . I am shopman to James Edward Watt, a pawnbroker

at Hereford-place. Commercial-road. On the 19th of January this shawl hung inside the door—I saw it there last about ten o'clock in the morning—the door was wide open—between ten and eleven o'clock I heard a tug, and saw the prisoner snatch the shawl down—I chased him, and never lost sight of him all till he got into Whitechapel-road—he ran into the bands of a young man, and the policeman caught him, with the shawl buttoned up in his waistcoat—this is it.

JOHN FRESHWATER . I am a policeman. I saw him running across Whitechapel-road, and the prosecutor after him—he ran into a young man's arms, and I caught hold of him, unbuttoned his coat, and took the shawl from under it.

GUILTY .— Confined One Year.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-464
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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464. JOHN HILBERS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of January, I axe-head 6s., the goods of Henry Fisher.

HENRY FISHER . I am servant to Mr. Baggers, a wheelwright, in King's-road. On the 26th of January I missed an axe-head about eight o'clock in the evening—this is it—it has never been used—I know it by the rough make, and the marker's name—I can swear in is the one I lost.

BENJAMIN TITFORD . I am a pawnbroker, and live in High Holborn.

The prisoner pawned the axe at our house on the 26th of January.

JAMES BAKER . I took him into custody for stealing the axe—he said he knew nothing of it, and afterwards acknowledged he did steal it.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor's master, gave me employ—I could not finish the job that day—I did not like to let myself down to ask for money—I thought I would make use of the axe, and to-morrow I could replace it again, as I should receive 7s.—I did not intend to steal it, but to return it in the evening.

HENRY FISHER re-examined. He was at work at my master's on Monday week—I don't think he distressed—I believe he drew some money on Monday evening—he is not well off.

GUILTY. Aged 48.—(Recommended to mercy.)— Confined One Week.

NEW COURT, Thursday, February 4th 1836.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-465
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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465. JOHN RAE was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of January, 500 copies of a publication called the Saturday Magazine, value 30s. in the goods of John Williams Parker, his master.

WILLIAM BUTLER BOURNE . I am superintendent of the business of Mr. John William Parker. at No. 445, West Strand—he is publisher of the Saturday Magazine—Messrs. Clowes and Son, of Duke-street, Stamford-street, are the printers—we employed the prisoner as a binder—we sent works to him to be stitched and bound—he was not a servant—in the beginning of December we gave directions to Messrs. Clowes to print 65, 000 copies of the Saturday Magazine—the prisoner was not aware of the number to be printed—they were to he ready by the 19th or 20th of the month—I gave the prisoner an order to receive of the printer a number of those copies—he has only accounted for having received 15, 000 of them, but 15, 500 were delivered to him—I was with the officer when the prisoner was taken into custody—I asked him whether he had sold any of No. 224 of the Saturday Magazine for waste paper—he hesitated some time, and then

said, Yes, he had, and he could not tell how he came by them; but that he had completed the number for which we gave him the order.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Is your master the proprietor of that work? A. Yes, the sole proprietor—it is not the property of a company of persons—Mr. Parker commenced the publication originally—no persons are joined with him in it—it is not the property of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge—it is published under their superintendence—I do not know the editor—there are several persons who write in a, but there is no one who is the editor—Mr. Parker gets it up for publication; that is, as to the arrangement—he receives it from various contributors, and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge give their authority for the publication—it has always been a successful publication—Mr. Parker pays entirely for the paper and printing, and pays the Society so much per thousand for what are sold—if they did not sell, he would pay nothing—he would be at the loss—he does not make out a debtor and creditor account of the profits—the Society have a divisible proportion of the profits, but not of the loss—when the work first commenced, three years and a half ago, I believe the Society entered into a contract with Mr. Parker, and I have no doubt that is the contract on which he now proceeds—I have beard Mr. Parker say, that provided there should be any loss, the Society would not share the loss—I believe I have seen the contract.

Q. To whom does the copyright belong? A. To Mr. Parker, I have no doubt, but I never heard the question raised—he superintends the publishing of the engravings as well—he does not deduct out of the profits of the concern the expence of printing and publishing—he accounts to the Society, without reference to them.

COURT. Q. Could not the contract he met with? A. No, my Lord, Mr. Parker has a copy of it, but he is at Cambridge—the Society does not direct this prosecution—it has no connexion at all with the business, except receiving a share of the profits.

THOMAS EATON . I live at No 9, Duke-street, Stamford-street. I am warehouseman to Messrs. Clowes and Son—Mr. Parker engages Messrs. Clowes to print the Saturday Magazine—I was not present at the engagement—I know the prisoner—I delivered to a person, whom I considered to be in the prisoner's employ, 15, 000 numbers of the Saturday Magazine.

RICHARD HOPKINS . I was fifteen years old in December—I live with my father, in Wardour-street, Soho. I was in the employ of the prisoner—i delivered all the copies of the Saturday Magazine which I received from Mr. Eaton to the prisoner—I gave these receipts for them (looking of them.)

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know when you received them? A. No, not how many I received at a time—I sometimes received 300—I gave them all into the prisoner's hands.

GARRET MURPHY . I was taken into custody by Mr. Gardner, on this charge. I bought of the prisoner 15lbs. weight of this paper, at 4d. per lb.—part of it is here, and part I have sold as waste paper to fishmongers Mr. Gardner took the remainder of it, which I had in my possession—the prisoner brought me a sample, and asked me if I would buy them—I said I would, as waste paper and I received it as such.

Cross-examined. Q. What is your business? A. A waste paper dealer—I live at No. 5, Long-court, Leicester-square. I keep a shop there, with the words "Waste Paper Dealer" written up—I stand in Newport-market on Saturday, with a few prints. or any rubbish I can find in

the waste paper, to sell cheap—I stand in the evening with a basket and candle—some of the prints are coloured, and some plain—I only sell them on Saturday nights—there are figures of man and Woman—they have writing on them sometimes, and sometimes print—I sometimes sell a book or two, which have frontispieces to them—I sell a few books that I purchase cheap at sales—I sell them cheap in the market, and sometimes I sell them as waste paper—I never was in trouble before—I was taken on this charge while I was selling to a fishmonger in Clare-market—I was detained that night and the next day—I bought all this paper of the prisoner at once—I generally gave 4 1/2d. for Parliament paper.

COURT. Q. Had you sold my any of the prints of the Saturday Magazine in the market? A. No; they were not of an attractive kind.

RICHARD GARDNER . I am an officer of Bow-street. I took Murphy in a fishmonger's shop, offering these numbers, (No. 224) of the Saturday Magazine, for sale—I had received information, that a man was expected there, and I was waiting—I asked Murphy where he got them—he said he bought them of a person named John Rae, nine days before.

THOMAS EATON re-examined. These are the orders which I received from Hopkins, and the receipts for the numbers delivered to him.

RICHARD HOPKINS . These are the receipts for what I received of Mr. Eaton—I gave all the numbers I received to the prisoner.

(The receipts being read, amounted to 15, 500 copies.)

Prisoner's Defence. I have been employed twenty years, and had a good character.

GUILTY. Aged 60.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury.— Confined One Year.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-465a
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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465. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of January, 1 sheet, value 9s., the goods of John Jones.

JOHN JONES . I keep the Duke's Head, in Norton Falgate. The prisoner came to my house for a bed, on the 17th of January—he said he was a tramping tailor. and came to London for work—I told him he should have the bed for 6d. a night, or for 2s. a week—on the 19th I sent my boy up stairs—he came down, and said one of the sheets was gone—I went out after the prisoner, and found him about one hundred yards off, with this sheet in his hat—he had been two nights in the house, and paid for what he had.

JOHN GEORGE DOWN (police-constable H 136.) I took this sheet from the prisoner's hat—he said, as he were going to the station-house, that he should not have committed the act, but for distress—I found a pair of gigreins in his possession, which he stated he picked up twelve miles from London; and three halfpence, which were returned to him.

GUILTY . Aged 26.— Confined One Month.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-466
VerdictNot Guilty > fault

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466. BENJAMIN ROLFE and WILLIAM SNAPE were indicted for stealing on the 15th of December, 118lbs. weight of coals, value 6s., the goods of Thomas Grange, their master.

The felony not having been committed within the jurisdiction of the Court, the prisoners were. ACQUITTED .

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-467
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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467. ALFRED WRIGHT and JOHN RICKARDS were indicted for stealing on the 15th of January, 3 jackets, value 36s.; 3 pairs of trowsers value 30s.; 4 shirts, value 12s.; 2 flannel jackets, value 9s.; and 2 pairs of drawers, value 1s.; the goods of Abraham Pattinson.

THOMAS MACKEY . I keep the Friend-at-Hand beer-shop, in White Lion-street, Chelsea. A man named Pattinson took a bed at my house on the 14th of January—he slept in one of the front rooms—I saw the prisoner drinking in our beer-shop the following day—I came home from church about three or four o'clock—I had seen Wright once or twice before—he is a carpenter—I employed him to put a board up, and was to pay him 2s. for it—I carried a box, belonging to Pattinson, up to his bed-room door—any body sitting in the tap-room could see where I carried it—there was a dispute between tow man there, and the prisoners went out to purchase a board—they brought it in—Wright came up to that same room to place it, and brought his basket of tools up with him—when bed-time arrived, I showed Pattinson to his room—I found the box broken, and told him he was robbed—I told him to wait, and I would go and see if I could find the parties—I told the policeman, and they took the parties, two that night, and two the next morning—Rickards went out about eight o'clock—he then came in, and called for a pint of beer, and then I missed him—I did not know where be went—I had seen the prisoners up stairs.

JOHN DRISCOLL . I went to the beer-shop on the 15th January—the two prisoners went to purchase a board to repair the tap-room, and it was put up by Wright—I afterwards went up stairs with Wright, and he said there was a box full of clothes there, and asked me how we were to get rid of them—I told him I did not know—I would have nothing to do with them—he did nothing to the box in my presence—I did not see it lifted up—I do not know whether it was open or shut—he said if I would go into the next court he would throw them to me—I said I would have nothing to do with it—I went down and sat there till I was turned out—I thought I should get knocked about if I spoke of it—I was turned out with the rest afterwards, for making a disturbance with a man of the name of Roberts.

Cross-examined by MR. CHAMBERS. Q. Who was in the room up stairs when there was this conversation about the box? A. No one but me and Wright that I know of—Wright came down to fetch me up—I and Roberts and Rickards were there when wright came down to fetch me up—Mackey was in the bar—no one was in the next room up stairs when this proposal was made—he spoke in a whisper—the box was in the first-floor back room—I told this tale before the Magistrate after I was charged with stealing it—the landlord was in and out of the bar, but I was in danger of being murdered if I told—Roberts was taken up—Wright had been drinking in his company.

WILLIAM SHORT . I am a labourer. The back part of Mackey's beershop joins the yard of the house where I lodge—there are two walls between like a passage—on the night of the 15th of January, I saw Richards go through the entrance of the doorway of Mr. Barnes's yard—he was dressed in light trowsers and shirt-sleeves, and was scrambling a bundle of things before him—he had no hat on—I went in doors, and in ten minutes after I went out with a candle, and there were some bricks knocked off the wall—the bricks were removed at a place that adjoins Mr. Barnes's yard—I saw this flannel belt, on the ground in the yard—it was at the place where I saw Rickards come along—he could get from Mackey's premises to Barnes's yard, by getting over the wall.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. What may you be? A. A carpenter's labourer—I worked for Mr. Cubitt five months ago—I work now on my own hands, and made children's toys, to sell to shops—I have worked for myself ever since—I have not got into difficulty during that time—I have always been at large—I have been once in goal, that was a week before Christmas—I was advised by Mr. Elliott's son, my landlord, to go into the yard—I had no appointment to meet any one there—I know the man by sight—I did not call out—I took the belt in doors, but then took in to the officer and kept it, expecting to find an owner for it, and could not—I took it out along with my toys, and sold it for a pint of beer—I did not go to Mackey, the publican—this was between eight and nine o'clock in the evening—I am sure it was not later.

GEORGE FORSTER (police-constable B 99.) On the 15th of January I received charge of Roberts—in consequence of something I heard from him, I apprehended Wright, at the Cheshire Cheese public-house, Grosvenor-road, Pimlico, on the following day—I apprehended Rickards on the Saturday morning, and was shown a basket of tools—I found in it a screwdriver, and examined the mark on the box which Mackey pointed out, and it corresponded—I went to the house were Short lives—there is a gateway leading from one yard to another—the yard joins a court, which the back of Mackey's comes into—there is no yard to Mackey's house—I found a new blue jacket, a pair of old blue trowsers, a pair of flannel drawers, and a pair of common braces, in a loft, under some hay belonging to Mr. Barnes, over a stable—Thatcher, who was with me, found another portion of the property.

ABRAHAM PATTINSON . I lodged at this beer-shop. On the night of the 14th I had a box containing clothes—the articles produced are mine, and were in my box—I cannot say how it was opened—I gave the box to the publican—he said, "You have been robbed," and brought the box to me.

GEORGE LISSON BARNES . I keep the Coach and Horses, at Royal Hospital-row, and have a loft over a stable—I do not believe there was any body in the loft on those days; but wright had been occasionally at work there for me—he had access to it, and so had any other person in the house—Wright had been working there some time in the course of the week.

Cross-examined by MR. CHAMBERS. Q. He is a carpenter? A. Yes—it is an open loft, and there was bay in it.

THOMAS MACKEY . This basket of tools was put into my bar by my son—he brought them down, and left them in the bar—they are Wright's tools, to the best of my knowledge, but I did not see him bring them—he is not here—that was not in Wright's presence—I saw Wright work with some books, and these were left behind—there is a screw-driver which Foster has compared with the marks on the box.

Cross-examined by MR. CHAMBERS. Q. What was Wright doing? A. He was planeing a board for me—these tools were brought down that evening—I do not know whether he left the tools in my son's care—I do not know whether other persons were up there.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. At the time of shutting up, were any persons in your house? A. Yes; I turned them out in order that I might shut up—Richards was one I turned out at that time, at ten o'clock.

GEORGE FOSTER . Here is a mark which the screw-driver seems to have made.

Richards' Defence. I know nothing about it, but going into the house, and having a pint of ale.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-468
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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468. DANIEL CONNOR was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January, 4 printed books, value 7s., goods of Jacob Russell.

JAMES BRICKDALE . I am shopman to Jacob Russell, a pawnbroker, at Holborn-bars. On the 18th January, my attention was called to some books, and I missed four. I ran up a court near the premises, and met the prisoner half-way up. I followed him out, called a policeman and gave him in charge—I found only two books at first—there were two more concealed in a corner of the court—they were found in three-quarters of an hour.

Prisoner. Q. Did you I tell you I had no property? A. You did; you did not ask if I had missed any property—I said I did not know what I missed—two of the books were found just on the step of the court—they had been on a dressing-glass—it did not overhang the court, it was within the shop—there were about fifteen books on the shelf—there were so books that a person might brush down on passing—they were safe not five minutes before, I heard the alarm—I did not say before the Majistrate that it was another shopman that was out who knew of these books, and that I only missed one and you found tow—I did not see the books picked up—I did not see you go up the court—there are three young man in our establishment—one of them might have placed them up the court, but I do not think so—we found them after our return from the office—you ware about fifteen yards up the court.

WILLIAM KNELL . I lodge at No. 11, Furnival's-inn-court, and am a shoemaker. I was passing Mr. Russell's shop, and saw the prisoner snatch at some books that were up against the door, on the frame of a looking-glass—I stopped and called the shopman—I said there was a man had ran up the court with some of his books—the shopman went up the the court, and in a minute the prisoner came down again—I said, "That is the man"—we then went to the shop, and I said to the prisoner, "I saw you take down the books"—the policeman name in a minute and took him—when he snatched at the books, two of them fell down on the step—I followed the prisoner's to the station-house, and he did not drop any thing on the way—I then went home with some work, and in coming back I called at the prosecutor's shop—the shopman and I went up the court, and in a corner, amongst some rubbish which had been swept up there, were these two books—the prisoner had time enough to have gone to that spot, put down the books, and came out again.

Prisoner. Q. Did not the shelf on which the books were overhang the court considerably? A. None whatever—it is between the door and the gateway—I remember a gentleman saying, it was a shame the goods should be so exposed as it was and encouragement for thieves—the glass is about twenty-four or twenty-five inches wide—I was passing at the time. but I stopped for a quarter of a minute, as you almost knocked a pair of boots which I had out of my hand—I saw you take two and drop two—I was in the front of the house at the time—these two books were found about fifteen or twenty yards up the court—I lost sight of you up the court.

COURT. Q. What sized court is this? A. Very narrow—it immediately

adjoins the shop—it is no thoroughfare—I do not know how many houses there are.

WILLIAM LINNEY (police-constable G 33.) These are the two books picked up in the court, and these two were on the pavement—it is a small court, no thoroughfare—it is called Baker's-court—the witness Brickdale gave me these two books, and I took the prisoner.

Prisoner. Q. Did you say that it was no wonder that I went up that court, as there were bad houses there, and it would have been safer fir me to have gone into one of them? A. If you had had time.

JAMES BRICKDALE . I picked up these two books just going into the court, on the step.

WILLIAM KNELL . These two books are what wee found in the court,

Prisoner Defence. I came up Gray's-inn-lane. I had occasion to go up the court—I knew it was not a thoroughfare—I was not more than half a minute—when I came out the witness said. "This is the man"—I said, "What is the matter?—he said I had taken some property, and produced two books—I went in—he said, "If you have got any thing of ours, give it up"—I asked him to search me—they declined it—I was taken to the station-house—I know nothing of it—I have been the greater part of my life in the revenue department in the country, and the excise. GUILTY . Aged 32.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-469
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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469. EDWARD JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January, 1 jacket, value 3s., the goods of Jane Jones—2nd COUNT, stating it to be the gods of the Overseers of the Poor of the parish of St. Mary, Stoke Newington.

NATHANIEL CROSSLAND . I am assistant overseer of the poor of St. Mary, Newington. The prisoner is a settled pensioner there—I ordered his mother to procure a suit of clothes for one of my son's who was twelve years old—she brought them to me—I then told her to take them house, and bring the boy down to me on Monday, that I might take him down to Mr. Buttress's manufactory—she returned to me in the afternoon, and said that they were stolen.

SAMUEL JONES . I am eight years old. I know the nature of an oath I recollect my mother having a new corderoy jacket and trowsers—she put them on the table in the room on the ground floor—our house is in Islington—I saw my brother, the prisoner, there—he saw the clothes—he asked where my mother was gone—I told him she was gone out—he then mended his own jacket, and took the new suit of clothes, and went across the field—he did not bring them back.

JANE JONES . I am the prisoner's mother. I received directions from Mr. Crossland to get the suit of clothes—I put them on the table, at the end of the bed—I left the last witness in the house, and two more less than him—the clothes were for a little boy of mine, who was going to the mills in Essex—I had not seen the prisoner for two month before, when he came on a Sunday, and said he was going to sea—I went to a pawnbroker's at Islington with the policeman, and found these clothes in my handkerchief, in which I had left them at my house—this is the handkerchief, and I believe these are the clothes.

GEORGE THOMPSON . I am a journeyman to Mr. Coley, of Norfolk-place, Lower-road, Islington. He is a pawnbroker. I produce a boy's suit of clothes which I took in from the prisoner—I asked him whether they

were his—he said they were his mother's and she had sent him with them—they are worth 4s. 6d.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-470
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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470. JANE WAGSTAFF was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January, 1 cap, value 4s.; 4 yards of ribbon, value 1s. 8d.; and 1 collar, value 1s. 3d.; the goods of Mary Nosworthy.

MARY NOSWORTHY . I was servant to Mrs. Smith, of Crutchett-place, New North-road, Islington. When I am out of place I go to an apartment, in Whitmore-building. On the 15th of January, I desired Bolton to take my boxes there—I found them in the apartment—I saw the prisoner in the kitchen there—I knew he before—she went to a situation the same evening—about an hour after she was gone I examined my boxes, and missed these articles from my bonnet-box—I gave information to the policeman—on the Monday morning I found she had got into service, No. 23, Crutchett-place—the officer went there—he told her I had lost some things—I do not recollect what he said—her box was searched in the kitchen, and the roll of riband was found in it—she said it did not belong to me—the officer looked into the bedstead in the kitchen and found this collar there—she said did not bring it there—she was taken to the station—I had seen these things on the same day—they were gone in the evening—I never lent any of them to her—I only knew her a week at a time.

SAMUEL BOLTON . I live in Hoxton Old Town. I took the trunk and two bonnet-boxes to the prosecutrix's lodging—when I arrived I saw the prisoner, and gave her the two bonnet-boxes, which she deposited in the front parlour; the trunk I placed there myself—it was just six o'clock in the evening on Friday, the 15th—I went to the station-house with the prosecutrix and officer.

Prisoner. Q. I did not take the boxes of you? A. Yes, you did.

JAMES CLARK (police-sergeant N 15.) I have heard the prosecutrix's statement—I found this collar in an old bedstead in the kitchen, which was turned up, and the roll of riband in the prisoner's box—she opened it for me—the cap has not been found.

Prisoner. We were in the habit of lending each other things—she lent me this collar—I lent her two pocket-handkerchiefs—she gave me two yards and a quarter of riband, for a cap string; and she said, when she could pay me the two shillings and sixpence I lent her, she would take one shilling for the riband—on the Monday morning she brought the officer and took me.

MARY NOSWORTHY . I slept in the same room with her—she complained that she had lost half-a-crown; but she did not lend it me—I never lent her this collar, or any thing; but my umbrella—I found my boxes opened when she was gone, and I thought the she had got my things—I never said any thing about letting her have the riband—I knew her a week at a time in the lodging that I lodged at.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not know me the summer before last in Hoxton, and did you not lend me your umbrella, your shawl, and collar?—we have been out to tea together, in Canonbury-square? A. Yes; I went once; but I did not lend you these things.

Prisoner. It is done out of spite; she had been to apply for the place I got, and then she came and took me. Witness. Yes; I had been after

the place; but I did not know she was after it; but I knew it when she had got it—it was No. 23, Cruchett's-place—I would not take it, as it was a place of all work—I did not regret losing it, as I wanted a cook's place.

Prisoner. She said, "You have got a place, but you shall not have it long, I will soon get you out of it." Witness. I did not say so.

JURY. Q. When did you go for the situation yourself? Q. On the same afternoon that she got it in the evening.

JAMES CLARK re-examined. Q. Was the collar clean or dirty? A. It appeared as if it had been worn several days.

MARY NOSWORTHY . It was dirty when I lost it.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-471
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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471. GEORGE BRIDGEN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of January, 1 bed, value 2l., the goods of Thomas Bridgen.

THOMAS BRIDGEN . I live in Devonshire-mews South. I have been a coachman many years, till the lady I lived with died—the prisoner is my son—he was not sleeping on my premises on the 20th of January—he was out all that night—he was there on the 19th—I missed a bed or which I allowed him to sleep—I have a grand-daughter nine years old. who is not the prisoner's daughter—I left her in my house in Wimpole-street when I went out—I came back again, and found the bed was gone, I made it known to the policeman—the prisoner has been at home most of his time—he is a table-man—he has been in a coachman's place a little while.

GEORGE HEMINGTON (police-constable D 140.) I took the prisoner into custody, and found I his pocket a duplicate for this bed—he said it was his own.

ROBERT WILSON MEAGLE . I am shopman to Mr. Daniel, a pawnbroker in Bowling-street. On the evening of the 20th of January, the prisoner brought this bed and wanted 30s. on it—I lent 15s., and he took out a hat and pair of gaiter which he had pledged for 5s. or 6s.—he gave his name John Bridgen, 6, Devonshire-mews South—I might have mistaken his name—it might be George.

THOMAS BRIDGEN . This is my bed—he used to be with me when he was out of place—he use to do part of my work—I have had no quarrel with him—he behaved very well before—he never paid me any money with respect to this bed.

Prisoner. Q. Did not I give you four sovereign four years ago last June, which you sent down to Old Windsor? A. No; I never had any money of him, I am sure of that. GUILTY. Aged 23.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor. — Confined One Month.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-472
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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472. ROBERT DRAKE was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of July, 1 pair of trowsers, value 18s., the goods of Henry Watson.

GEORGE KEMP (police-constable N 82.) On the 13th of July I was in the Kingsland-road, in the evening, and saw the prisoner in company with another, named Death the prisoner had a bundle—they separated, and the prisoner ran away—I pursued, and called "Stop thief"—he Checked the bundle down, and got away—I did not see him for six months afterwards—it

contained two pairs of trowsers, a waistcoat, and a pair of boots—the things were quite wet.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Are you quite sure that this is he man you saw with the bundle? A. know him well, and am certain he is the man—this was at twenty minutes past six o'clock—there were no other policeman near—I followed him through many streets—I found the bundle in Hare-walk, where he chucked it down—that was a quarter of a mile from where I first saw him—it was not dark—I came back, and found the bundle on the ground—some part of it I picked up, and some things were picked up by other persons—when he had it, it was all in one mass—the first time I saw the things was when I came back.

HENRY WATSON . I live in Watt's-buildings, Kingsland-road, and am a solicitor. These trowsers are mine—there is an ink spot on them—I suppose they were hanging in the garden—the other things I believe to be mine.

Cross-examined. Q. When have you any recollection of seeing these trowsers? A. I suppose in July last—I had worn them once or twice, and had, no doubt, given directions for them to be washed.

(Henry Chapman, a brazier and tinman at Twickenham, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor. Confined Six Months.

Sixth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-473
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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473. EDWARD TUITE was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January, 2 cwt. of potatoes, value 5s., the goods of William Podbury.

WILLIAM PODBURY . I keep a potato-warehouse in Golden-lane. The prisoner, who was quite a stranger, came to my shop on the 16th of January, about half-past eleven o'clock—he asked the price of some potatoes—I said 2s. 6d. per cwt.—he asked me if I could let the boy take a sack to a baker's, in Brick-lane—I said I had some coals to send out first—when my boy came back I put 2 cwt. of potatoes in the baker's sack, which the prisoner had brought—I told the boy, in the presence of the prisoner, (who had come back,) not to leave the potatoes without 5s., which was the price—he returned in half an hour, and me he had given the prisoner into custody.

HENRY SANDERS . I live with the prosecutor. I recollect the prisoner coming to his shop—my master sent me out with some potatoes—he told me to bring back 5s.—I took them, and followed the prisoner to St. John's-road—he stopped three doors from Mr. Harnor's and took them into the shop, and came out—I asked him for the money—he said he was coming for some more, and would pay me for them—as we came along he asked me if I would have a drop of beer—I said, yes—we went into a public-house and had some—he went into the yard—he came in, and then we came out again, and as he was coming along he tried to run down Cherry-tree-alley—I ran after him and told him to come back, or give me the money—he would not—he went on into Bunhill-row—I knocked at the station-house door, and gave charge of him.

WILLIAM HARNOR . The prisoner came and offered me 2 cwt. of potatoes—I said I did not want them, but after some time I agreed to have 2 cwt.—I gave him a sack, and he brought them on the day stated—I paid him 4s. 6d. for them—I had bought of him a great many times before—I did not know whose potatoes they were.

MATTHEW PEAK . I am a police-constable. I was on duty at the station-house, and saw the witness Sanders, who had fast hold of the prisoner's jacket—I took him, and found 1s. 6d. and 1 1/2 d. on him—it was about twelve o'clock in the day—he said, "I must have lost the remainder of the money by the running after me"—he had denied having any money till I began to search him.

(The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that he intended to have paid for the potatoes as soon as he had called at a baker's, where he was to receive some money.)

GUILTY . Aged 50.— Confined Six Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-474
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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474. EDWARD RUBRIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of January, 1 coat, value 5s. 1 waistcoat, value 6s.; 1 breast-pin, value 5s.; 1 buckle, value 1s. 6d.; 1 razor, value 1s.; 1 hat-brush, value 1s.; and 1 shaving-box, value 3d.; the goods of Philip Fudger.

PHILIP FUDGER . I am a labourer. I lodged in Crown-court on the 2nd of January—the prisoner lodged in the same room for a fortnight—he represented himself as a cab man—I missed this property on Sunday morning, about ten o'clock—he had left on Saturday morning—this is my coat—I lost a waistcoat, a breast-pin, a buckle, a razor, a hat brush, and a shaving-box—we have only found the coat.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Did any body else live in the house? A. Yes, several persons; but not in the same room I missed the prisoner on Saturday morning, and missed my things on Sunday morning.

THOMAS NECKLIN (police-constable S 163.) On Saturday morning, the 2nd of January, I fell in with the prisoner at the corner of Lamb's-conduit-street, about half-past one o'clock—he was carrying a bundle—I took him—he handed the coat to a cab man—I caught him, and took the coat with my other hand—he was carrying this coat in this handkerchief. Prisoner. I bought it of a Jew in Gray's-inn-lane. GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Six Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-475
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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475. JOHN COTTELL was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of November, one ink-stand, value 2s., and 1 printed book, value 1s., the gods of Alaric Alexander Watts, his master.

ALARIC ALEXANDER WATTS . I live in Torrington-square. The prisoner was in my service about two months—I did not miss these articles till my attention was called to them by a message from Mr. hall, of Bow-street, and what I saw there appeared to belong to me.

FRANCIS KEYS . I am an officer of Bow-street. On the 11th of January I apprehended the prisoner at a house in Tavistock-square—I went up stairs—he showed me two boxes in a bed-room—I found this ink-stand, and said, "Whose is this?" he said, "Mine"—I then found this book—some days afterwards I sent for Mr. Watts, who identified them.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. I believe he was taken on another charge, on which no evidence was offered? A. Yes.

MR. DOANE to MR. WATTS. Q. These articles are of scarcely any intrinsic value? A. Very little—this is an old "Footman's Guide"—I received a good character with him.

LACY HARPER . I am in the prosecutor's service. Two or three days after the prisoner came. I looked for this book and could not find it—I asked him about it—he said had not seen it I said, "It is very strange,

it was always kept in a drawer in the pantry"—he said if it was, it was here then—but it was not there.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-476
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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476. FREDERICK BECK was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November, 14 yards of silk, value 3l. 3s., the gods of James Shoolbred and others, his masters.

MR. BODKIN declined the prosecution.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-477
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation; Guilty > with recommendation

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477. WILLIAM SMITH and GEORGE CREABOLT were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January, 1 stove, value 7s., the goods of Edward Jolly.

EDWARD JOLLY . I live in, Ratcliff-highway, and am a tin-plate worker. I lost this stove from the side of my door, on the 16th of January, about seven or eight o'clock—I know it is mine.

RICHARD BARTON . I live at Newington-causeway. I saw the two prisoners near Mr. Jolly's shop, on Saturday, the 16th of January—I had been watching them—they were in company together—I saw them at the door, and in the space of a minute and a half I saw Creabolt take the stove—I watched them, and gave them in charge to the policeman, who took one to the station-house—the other escaped, and was taken on the Monday morning.

Smith. Q. Where did you see me? A. Between the beer-shop and Mr. Jolly's door.

WILLIAM CARR (police-constable H 17.) On Monday morning, the 18th of January, I was on duty at the station-house, and was called to take the prisoner Smith to Lambeth-street office—in going along I asked him what he had been doing?—he said he had been taken for stealing a stove, which he did not take it, but he knew the man that took it, and saw him take it—I was talking to Barton, and he said, "Do you see that man with black whiskers?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "That is the man that took the stove"—I went out, and Creabolt (Whom he had pointed out) ran off, and some persons said, "Cut it, Jack!"—I pursued him about 300 yards, and he was stopped by a person, and they fell in the gutter—I took Creabolt.

THOMAS BURBRIDGE . Barton came to me in Cannon-street-road, and I took Smith down to the watchhouse—Creabolt and he were in conversation when I first saw them, and Creabolt was carrying the stove—I got the stove, but he made his escape.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Smith's Defence. I did not tell the policeman that I knew the person that took it—I said I saw a person in Cannon-street with a stove on his shoulder—I do not know that I ever saw this prisoner.

Creabolt's Defence. I was in the Queen's Head, in Fashion-street, from seven o'clock in the evening till eleven.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

SMITH— GUILTY [Recommended to mercy. See original trial image.] . Aged 19.

CREABOLT— GUILTY. Aged 19.Recommended to mercy. — Confined for Three Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-478
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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478. SARAH HEPPLE and ANN MUMFORD were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December, 1 curtain, value 3 s.; 1 coat, value 18s.; 1 table-cover, value 2s.; 1 counterpane, value 5s.; 1 blanket, value 2s.; 1 bed-gown, value 1s. 6d.; 3 frocks, value 2s.; 1 table-cloth, value 2s.; 1 set of bed-curtains, value 3s.; and 1 flat-iron, value 4d.; the goods of Nathaniel Payne, the master of the said Sarah Hepple.

NATHANIEL PAYNE . The prisoner Hepple came into my service on the 18th of October, and was with me till the 13th of January—I have lost my wife, and I engaged with her for 1s. a week to attend to my children—I came things I asked her where they were—she asked me if I wanted them—I said, "Yes, "—she said she would fetch them when she chose—she made no reply when I taxed her with the coat—I gave her in charge, and the policeman found the duplicates on her—Mumford used to come and see her—I gave her no permission to pawn any thing, and did not know that she had—I first missed my coat, and then other things.

Hepple. Q. Do you not know that the coat was pledged to pay a months's rent? A. There was a week's rent paid on the 10th, and my coat was pawned on the 11th—there is the book to prove it.

Hepple. Q. Was not you perfectly aware that I could not keep the house for what you gave me, three children and yourself, with butcher's meat twice a day? A. I gave her 1l. a week—one week I only gave her 16s. but if she had wanted more, I would have given it her—I work as a labourer at Mr. Boyne's, where I have been eleven years.

NICHOLAS CLARK (police-constable P 48.) I took Hepple on the 13th—I searched her, and found the duplicates on her, and 4s. 1ld, and a penknife—she had ten-penny-worth of victuals out of it, which left 4s. 1d.—I took Mumford on the 14th—there wee two of the duplicates in her name—she said she pledged the prosecutor's property by the desire of Hepple.

Mumford. I pawned the coat, and paid the rent, which the book will prove.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a pawnbroker. I have a coat, a counterpane, a blanket, and several articles—several of them were pledged by Hepple, and two by Mumford—some of them are in the name of Hepple, and two in the name of Mumford—I live within a quarter of a mile of the prosecutor.

JOHN JAMES LLOYD . I am assistant to my brother, who keeps a pawnbroker's shop—I produce a bed-curtain and iron pawned by Hepple, and a flat-iron and apron which I did not take in. &$174; (property produced and sworn to.)

Hepple's Defence. I had the charge of the children, and was to manage in every respect—I was thirteen weeks with him, and I had seven times 1l.—the rest of the weeks I had 10s., 13s. 6d., 14s., and 15s.—that caused me to run back—I had 3s. 6d. a week to pay for rent—Payne was in trouble, when I went, and got more and more so every day—he had a sick child—he was for ever drunk, and never came home till one or two o'clock in the morning—I had to get medicine for the child, and I let him see the bottles—the child died, and I let the rent go a month—the landlady wanted it, and I pawned the coat to make it up.

Mumford's Defence. She told me to pawn the coat, and I did so, and took eleven-pence up stairs to Hepple and the ticket, and the landlord set down in the book 14s. rent, and 1s. which was owing before.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-479
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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479. DAVID DRIVER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of January,1 pair of half-boots, value 8s. 6d. the goods of James Pickford, and that he had been before convicted of felony.

JAMES PICKFORD . I live in Whitecross-street, St. Luke's and am a shoemaker. About a quarter-past two o'clock in the afternoon of the 14th of January, I saw the prisoner at the door—he went away—I followed about fifty yards—I overtook him, and found these boots in his hand—I took him into custody—these are my boots, which I lost.

WILLIAM SYRETT . I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got from the Town Clerk's office, at Bury St. Edmond's—I know the prisoner to the man—he pleaded guilty (read).

GUILTY . Aged 31.— Transported for Fourteen years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-480
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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480. MORRIS COLEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of January, 116 yards of flannel, value 6l., the goods of Griffith Humphry.

JAMES DEWHIRST . I am in the employ of Mr. Griffith Humphry, of Oxford-street, linen-draper. I missed this flannel a little before four o'clock on the 26th of January, from near the door—I went to the station, and found it there, half an hour after.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Was this standing outside the door? A. No—near the door, just at the edge—it is a large bundle—I saw it last about half-past three o'clock.

CHARLES HIERONS (police-constable T 71.) I saw the prisoner throw this flannel off his shoulder, about two hundred yards from the prosecutor, and run away across the road, down South Molton-street—I had just got out of a cab—I was in plain clothes—he ran towards me, and I took him.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose he was frightened, seeing you run? A. He ran before he saw me—he was not near me when he threw the flannel down—I was on one side of the road, and he on the other—this was a quarter or ten minutes before four o'clock—I saw a young man and another person were in pursuit of him—he pitched down the flannel, and ran in the direction I was.

EUGENE DESPRES . I am apprentice to a gentleman in Oxford-street. I was in the shop, serving a customer—I pulled out a handkerchief, and did not know the price—I went to my master, who was at the door, and saw him fix his eyes on the prisoner, who was carrying the flannel—he went and asked him where he got it—he threw it down, and ran off—I ran after him—I was going to take him, and the officer took him. (Michael Lane, of Frederick-court, Clerkenwell, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 16.—Recommended to mercy by the jury.— Confined Three Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-481
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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481. WILLIAM WARE and JOSEPH HUDSON were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of January, 1 coat, value 10s., the goods of John Smith.

JOHN SMITH . I am a coachman. I drove a fly to Ealing Grove on the 20th of January—I got there at half-past six o'clock—I put up my horses at the Horse and Groom, and left my great-coat inside the fly about half-past six o'clock in the evening—I missed it about eight o'clock—I know nothing of the prisoners—this is my coat—the fly was under a shed in the yard.

JOHN BERFORD . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Brentford. I took in

this coat from Ware, on the 21st, in the afternoon, to the best of my belief—he pledged it as the property of William Johnson—he said he came from him—I have known Ware for some time—Hudson was not with him.

CORT HENRY MARGUARD . I am an inspector of police. I received information at Ealing—on the 21st of January I went to the pawnbroker—I went and saw Ware—I asked him if he knew William Johnson—he said "No"—I asked if he knew any thing of a great-coat—he said, "I do; it was given me by Hudson"—I took Hudson, and said he found it in the Grove.

Hudson. I was going down the Grove about eight o'clock, and John Shepherd gave me the coat—I saw Ware, and asked him to go in with it.

CORT HENRY MARGUARD . Shepherd did live at the horse and Groom, but has absconded since this affair—I don't know such a name as Johnson—shepherd came to the office, and said he was not present when the coat was found.

JOHN SMITH re-examined. Q. Did you see shepherd there? A. Yes, in the tap-room.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-482
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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482. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of January, 100 lbs. wight of lead, value 20s. the goods of Jeremiah Long, and fixed to a building; against the Statute, & c.

JEREMIAH LONG . I am a butcher. I have an unfurnished house in Mile-End Old Town—the gutter was safe on the morning of the 20th, and next morning I saw it had been stripped of the lead—I know nothing of the prisoner—this is the lead that was left in the gutter, and the other, that was at the station-house, corresponds with it—about one hundred weight was taken.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I am a police-constable. On the 20th of January I was on duty in Mile-End-road at eight o'clock in the evening—I saw the prisoner coming, with a package on his shoulder—I asked what he had got—he said, "Cuttings of new lead"—I asked where he was bringing it from—he said, some new buildings at Bow—that his father was there at work—he was a plumber, and was going to take it to Hoxton—I took him to the station-house—I fitted the lead found on him to the gutter—it tallied exactly.

Prisoner. Q. I was coming towards you from Mile-End-road? A. Yes, you were passing me.

EDWARD KILL . I am a carpenter, in the employ of Mr. long. in the same buildings. I locked the door at four o'clock on the 20th—the next morning I came at eight o'clock, and found the roof was stripped—I went to the station-house, and gave information—the door was not broken open—there was a back fence, which they got over, and in at the back window.

Prisoner. I had been to see a man who works for Mr. Long—coming home, I met a man, who asked me to carry the lead for him to Whitechapel church, he would give me 6d.—I crossed towards the station-house with the lead—the policeman was there—I took no notice of him—he followed me, and asked what had got—it was in a coat—I told him I was to take it to Whitechapel church—I knew nothing of any robbery, or I should not have passed the policeman.

WILLIAM DAVIS re-examined. I found on him this knife, which, in the opinion of every man who has seen it, and a plumber who was present, has cut this lead—one of the blades is broken.

(Sidney Pontifex, a builder; William Pullen, a plasterer; John Campion,

a cow-keeper; and Richard Griffiths, a cow-keeper; gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-483
VerdictNot Guilty > fault

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483. BENJAMIN SPICER and GEORGE MILLS were indictment for stealing, on the 27th of January, 2 truck-wheels, value 15s., the goods of the Vestrymen of the parish of St. Marylebone.

In the absence of proof that the Vestry were entitled to prosecute as the "Vestryman of St. Marylebone," the prisoners were ACQUITTED .

OLD COURT, Friday, February 5th.

Third Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-484
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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484. JOHN GOETZE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of February, 14 yards of linen cloth, value 21s.; 1 1/2 yards of lawn, value 1s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 6d.; 1 towel, value 1s.; and 1 umbrella, value 7s.; the goods of William smith, his master.

JAMES SMITH . My brother William is a linen-draper, and lives in Shaftsbury-terrace, Pimlico. The prisoner was his shopman, for nearly four years—on the 7th of February, I had occasion to go to my bed-room, which leads through his, and saw him come into the room with a parcel under his arm—he went to his box, by his bed-side—he put his hand into his pocket for the key and unlocked his box—I said, "How long shall you be in the room! for I will wait for the key of the room, and take it down"—he said, "shall not be many minutes," and he unlocked the cupboard and threw the parcel in—I locked the door, and came down stairs—I told my niece what had taken place—my brother spoke to him in my presence—he brought the parcel into the counting-house—took the books up stairs, and asked the prisoner, how it was no entry was made of the parcel, and said, he was going to take it home that evening to show it to his mother, and if she approved of it, he should enter it next day—there was a bill of the articles in the parcel, and on it was written, "Paid 10s"—I said, "Who have you paid this 10s. to?—he said, "I have paid it to nobody; it means nothing"—we searched his boxes, and found a silk handkerchief, a towel, a pair of half hose, and a pair of drawers—he said, he believed, those things were paid for, but he did not know who to.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How many people slept in the room? A. Himself and another.

COURT. Q. Does your brother permit servants to take things up stairs and afterwards account to him for them? A. Certainly not.

WILLIAM SMITH . I was in the dining-room, about seven o'clock in the evening of the 1st of February—my daughter brought down the cloth and lawn, in a parcel—I opened it and took it up stairs to the counting-house—I called in the prisoner, and asked what he meant by taking goods out of the shop without having them entered—I said, "I fear this is not the first time you have done this; I have long suspected you, and at last have caught you"—he said, "It is the first time I did it, and I only intended to show it to my mother"—I said, "What did you cut it from?"—he said, "From a piece at 1s. 10d. a yard"—I asked what he meant by the bill, with 10s. paid, and said, "To whom have you paid the 10s. "—he said, I paid it to nobody; I merely wanted to show it to my mother"—I said, "Why did you cut it off? for you know it is against my rules, to take

goods out of the shop without my permission"—I said, "You have written another person's name on the parcel, what does that mean?"—I have lost the paper the parcel was in—I sent for an officer, and searched his boxes—I found a handkerchief, towel, pair of drawers, and an umbrella—I said, "Who did you buy these goods of, I have no such things entered!" he said, "I had the drawers of your brother James, about six weeks ago; I had them out in the evening, and next morning paid for them—they are entered in the memorandum-book"—I have not brought that here.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he not say he wrote the 10s. as paid, as he was going to get payment, in part, for the bill from home; as he did not wish to have the whole deducted from his wages? Q. Certainly not.

ELIZABETH SMITH . I am the daughter of the last witness—I brought the parcel down from the cupboard.

JAMES SELLS . I am a policeman. I was fetched and took the prisoner into custody?—I took him up his room, searched his boxes, and found these things.

Prisoner's Defence. I had the umbrella about eighteen months—it is partly worn out—there is a hole in it—I took the parcel to show my parents, to see if they approved of the quality—the umbrella has another handle, as the first one was broken off—the drawers were entered in the memorandumbook six weeks or two months back, and have been worn several times—the handkerchief I bought of a young man who has left Mr. Smith's service some time.


Before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-485
VerdictGuilty > manslaughter

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485. JOSEPH ANTONIO was indicted for the wilful murder of John B—Shipley.

JAMES SANDERS . I am a seaman. The prisoner was a shipmate of mine on board The President coming from New York—I joined the ship at New York—the carpenter's name was Shipley—I don't know his Christian names—he shipped as carpenter at New York—the prisoner was a seaman on board—they agreed very well on the voyage—there was no quarrelling or wrangling between them—nor did he quarrell with anybody—we arrived in the docks on Saturday, the 2nd of January—I don't know whether the prisoner or Shipley were on shore that day near dark—we went to supper about six o'clock, after clearing the deck up—we supped in the forecastle—most of the crew were there—there was no quarrell before supper—they appeared to agree very well—the carpenter and the prisoner appeared to me to be sober—the prisoner was in the habit of wearing a belt—he had it on at supper—he kept a sheath-knife in the belt—he was in the habit of wearing it there at all times—he used to eat his supper with it—Antonio said he had spent 8s. or 10s. that day—Shipley said, "No, you have not spent so much money"—the prisoner called him a liar—the carpenter then put his hand into his pocket, pulled out 3s. and said he would bet him that that he had not spent the money—not so much as he said he had—Antonio called him a son of a b—of a liar—the carpenter them struck Antonio with his fist on his breast—Antonio returned the blow—they had two or three blows, fair boxing, and then they clenched—the carpenter, as far as I could see, got the better of Antonio—I did not observe much blood on Antonio at that time—there was a little—they were both bloody, either with the blows or scratches—Antonio

sang out that the carpenter had hit his finger—that was hardly fair fighting—the carpenter was an American—Antonio said, "Let me up"—he was lying against the bulk head, and the carpenter had hold of him—he had got the better of him—the carpenter said, "Antonio, have you got enough"—Antonio said, "Yes"—the carpenter asked him a second time if he had enough—and he said, "Yes"—and then he let him up—they parted then, and Antonio went on the starboard side, and the carpenter on the larboard—we were all still then for a while, and the carpenter stood up against his bed place leaning upon his hand—they were about ten feet from each other—Antonio stepped up in a hurry, and struck the carpenter again in two or three minutes—he said nothing—the carpenter never returned the blow, and said nothing—he was still leaning on his hand, and his face was in a gore of blood from fighting, and the second blow likewise added to the bleeding—we then all sung out, that there should be no more fighting that night, and Antonio said, "No, there shall be no more fighting"—he went add sat down on his chest, and then he stood up, and said to the carpenter, (flourishing, and throwing his arms about,) that he would either fight him that night, or kill him—he had nothing in his hand then—he went and sat down again on the chest, and we all commenced getting our supper again—Antonio did not eat any thing at all—he had some bread, and a bit of cheese in his hand that night, but I did not see him eat any thing—shortly after, I saw him make a move round the chest, and make a motion with his arm towards the side where he used to wear his knife, and I saw the reflection of the knife beneath the lamp—I sung out, "He has got a knife in his hand," and at that very instant, the carpenter fell down—I saw him stab the carpenter—I saw him plunge the knife close to his body, before I could get to him to prevent him, or give any assistance—when I Sung out that he had a knife in his hand, another man laid hold of him by both arms, and said, "You have stabbled the carpenter"—he said, "No I did not, "and when he was seized, he held his knife up in his right hand, and said, "Take my knife, I will not kill him," and gave the knife up—the carpenter fell the very instant he was stabbed—to the best of my knowledge there was four or five minutes between the last blow he gave the carpenter with his hand, and his stabbing him—Antonio appeared to be in a great passion—he had been in a great deal of passion before, but he seemed to be cool after he had the second blow at him—he appeared in a great passion when he was plunging his arms about—that was after the fight was over, and before he had struck the second blow at him—he did not appear so when he struck the second blow—he went and sat down, and seemed cool.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. How large is the place? A. Almost like half a moon—about as large as this table—there are twelve berths in the room—also two uprights, and chests belonging to the men, and a little rigging—there were about ten men in the room—the vessel is about 400 tons burthen—the room is very dark—we always burn a lamp there—there was no room for a table in it—she was an American ship—all the crew were not Americans—there were a good many foreigners—I do not know how many Americans wee in the crew—there were were four or five present at that time—the prisoner is a Portuguese, but speaks very good English—any man on board the ship could understand what he said.

Q. Is it considered fair fighting among Americans, to get a man's hand in your mouth, and bite it? A. If a man stuck his finger into another

man's mouth, he would give him a nip—it is not fair to keep a man down after he says he has had enough—after he said he had had enough, the carpenter let him go—he asked him twice if he had had enough, and then let him go—Antonio Sang out twice, "Let me up" I was examined before the Coroner, and what I said was read over—I put my mark to it—I told the Coroner that the crew said there should be no more fighting that night—it was read over to me—he was cooler after the last blow was given.

Q. On your soleman oath, did not you swear before the Coroner these words, "He never appeared to cool at all, from the time the first blow was struck, but kept cursing and swearing all the time? A. Yes; and I said it was like a flash of lightning—he had nothing in his hand when he was cursing and swearing—he was not severely bitten—he had sore fingers, but no bones hurt—he was knocking his hand against the bulk-head, and the wood, and saying his hand was bit all to pieces—that was after he went to the chest—he was wringing his hand as if in pain, and heaving it about—he did not draw his knife till after the cursing and swearing—he was wringing his hands just before he drew the knife, and said it was bit all to pieces—it was after the carpenter fell that he said, "Take my knife, I will not kill him?"—he said, "Kill or stab," I cannot say which.

COURT. Q. How long were they down, you say they fought at first fairly? A. The whole of it was between a quarter of an hour to twenty minutes, from the begining to the last of it—they had two or three fair blows, and then clenched—they were down on a chest—the carpenter was uppermost—it was not long before the prisoner sang out, "You have bit my fingers carpenter"—I cannot be certain, whether he said he had bit him, or bit his finger—they had not been down long then—they were holding one another, and scuffing a little—we did not take much notice—they were not fighting, but trying to keep one another down—squeezing and cramming one another—the prisoner's hand was bleeding—it was all bloody—the hand he was wringing about—I could see it when he was flourshing it—the greater part of the crew were Americans—there were a great number of foreigners—I believe in some parts of America, it is considered fair when a man is down, to bite him, or put his eye out—it is so at Kentucky.

JOHN DAVIS . I am a Welchman. I was on board The President from New York to England—I knew the prisoner, and the carpenter—I was present on the Saturday evening in question—about supper time—the first I observed was the carpenter asked the prisoner, how much money he had spent that day—he said 9s.—the carpenter held 3s. in his hand, and was going to bet him he did not spend it, for he had not 9s. to spend—Antonio said he had, and called the carpenter something out of his name—I forget what it was—the carpenter then got up and struck him—that was the first blow between them—they fought for a little white—it was a fair fight—the carpenter had the best of it. he asked Antonio if he had had enough, and he said, "Yes"—I heard Antonio sing out, "You villain, you are biting my finger"—the fight was over then, and the carpenter had gone aside—Antonio was just by the scuttle—he then said, "You have bit my finger," Or some thing, which I did not exactly notice—the carpenter asked him two or three times whether he had had enough, and he said, "Yes"—they were both on their feet.

Q. What was said when he said he had had enough? A. The carpenter dropped him and went to his supper—they left off—the carpenter went

and sat on his chest, getting his supper—Antonio was standing between the bits on the scuttle—they were about five feet from one another—Antonio was cursing and swearing by the scuttle—he was in a great passion at that time, and said he would fight him next morning, or else kill him that night—I cannot say who began the second fight, for I did not notice—I saw them giving blows to one another—I was standing on the chest to get out of the way—they both appeared to be in a passion when the second fight began—Antonio was lying on his back on the chest, and the carpenter had his hand on him, but did not strike him—the carpenter got up and left Antonio, and went and leaned his head on his bed-place, on his arm—Antonio got up and sat a little while on the chest, just the same as if he was considering, and then he got up and stabbed the carpenter—he was considering a very little while, no time I might say—it might be a minute, but I cannot say—the light was very dull, but I saw the knife shining in his hand, and sung out, "The villain has got a knife in his hand"—and before I spoke the word the carpenter was down—I said, "You have stabbed the man"—he said, "No, I have not stabbed him"—I and another man lifted the carpenter up, and overhauled his right breast—the prisoner delivered his knife to Taylor, who put it in his breast, and ran for assistance.

Q. During all this time did the prisoner become cool and calm, or continue in a passion all the time? A. He must be cool, when he could sit upon the chest, I consider—he appeared cool enough when he went with the knife—I cannot tell any thing about his passion—he had been in a great passion.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you not swear before the Coroner that Antonio was in a h—l of a range all the time? A. Yes—I said that he appeared so at the time they were fighting—I dare say I said the whole of the scene did not altogether take eight minutes, but I cannot say exactly—I also said I thought Antonio had not time to cool from the scuffle, that he was in a violent passion all the time, but I cannot speak property—I do not think I told the captain that the carpenter got Antonio down, and laid on him a considerable time, but I cannot say—I do not recollect any thing about it—I do not remember saying, that on the carpenter throwing himself off him, Antonio immediately got up and stabbed him—I will not swear I did not say so—I know Taylor—I do not think I said say thing of the sort to him, or in his hearing.

COURT. Q. What sort of a blow was it that the carpenter struck the first time at Antonio? A. I did not notice—it appeared an angry blow, when Antonio returned it—I said that the blow the carpenter struck was an angry blow, it was so certainly—that was the first blow that was given by any body—I did not notice whether the carpenter was on him when he said, "Oh. you villain, you are biting me!—I saw them down, sometimes Antonio was uppermost, and sometimes the carpenter—that was after two or three blows—it lasted no time altogether, not more than eight or ten minutes—it was when it was all over, and Antonio was getting his supper, that he said, "You villain, you bit my fingers"—he was standing with his victuals in his hand, by the scuttle—I did not hear that while the scuffle was going on—I do not think I ever heard of" fighting up and down"—I have heard of it in America, I believe.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I came from America with Shipley and the prisoner—I remember the Saturday evening—Antonio began the dispute—he said he had spent 10s. in the course of the day—the carpenter said he had not, and Antonio called him a liar he said he was not a liar—Antonio then

called him a lying son of a b—, the carpenter then struck him—Antonio returned the blow, and they fought—it appeared to be a fair fight—the carpenter had the worst of it—at last Antonio struck him a heavy blow by the side of the face—I saw them clench together, they were both standing up—they never were quite down—they were thrown against the bulk-head—the carpenter asked him two or three times if he had got enough, and the other answered, "Yes," two or three times—he then let him go, and they parted—the carpenter was standing against his berth, leaning against it—the prisoner was standing against the bulk-head, in the aft part of the forecastle—they were about eight feet apart—I then observed Antonio strike the carpenter again—I saw him go up to him—I did not hear him say any thing—he struck him on the side of his mouth—Antonio said the carpenter had bitten his fingers—I saw his fingers in his mouth before they separated—Antonio was in a passion about his fingers—he was is a passion till he sat down—he sat down for four or five minutes, to the best of my recollection—when he was sittting down he was showing his hand, and complaining of his fingers—he shook his hand, and said, "Carpenter, you have bit my fingers"—he appeared to be in pain from it, and struck his hand against the bits—that was while he was sitting on the chest—the next I saw was when he got up and ran to him, as I thought, to strike him, but he stabbed him—he had given a blow after they were parted the first time after he said he had had enough—there was no blow after that, that I know of, out the stab—before he stabbed him, he said, "Carpenter, I will fight you, or kill you," and got off the chest, and went to him—I did not observe any thing in his hand—I saw the carpenter fall down on his face—one of the men said, "He has got his knife out"—I caught hold of the prisoner—they said, "You have stabbed the man"—he said, "No, I have not stabbed him"—I caught him by the arm, and held him—he said to one of the men, "Take my knife," and said he would not stab him.

Cross-examined. Q. When he said that, was it after the man had fallen from the blow? A. Yes; he was in an agitation about his hand during this—it was after he struck last blow with his fist that he said, "I will fight you, or kill you"—the carpenter was standing against his berth where he struck the last blow with his fist—he did not return that blow—he was not able—it staggered him—the prisoner was sitting down just before he used the knife—neither of them were lying down.

Q. He was not lying down on the bulk-head, and the carpenter standing by with his hand on him? A. No.

COURT Q. Did you hear the crew say they should fight no more? A. Yes; several said so after they parted the first time—that was in answer to Antonio's observation that he would either fight him or kill him.

MR. BODKIN. Q. Did you see Antonio's hand? A. Yes; it had blood on it—I did not examine it—I saw his hand in the carpenter's mouth.

COURT. Q. Where was Antonio's hand at the at the time the carpenter asked him if he had had enough? A. His two fingers were between the carpenter's teeth—I could tell that by his manner of speaking—he had his teeth on Antonio's fingers at the time he asked the question.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I joined The President here, about eleven days before this happened—I was on board when this occurred—we had left off work, and at supper-time Antonio came down and said he spent 10s. that day—the carpenter said, he had not—Antonio said he had—the carpenter told him he was a liar, and he had not spent 10s.—that was the first time

I heard the word "liar" used—Antonio then said, he was a lying son of a b—, or something—the carpenter then struck him—that was the first blow that was struck—it was not a very smart blow—I took it to be a light one—the blow was returned, and thee was a scuffle between them—the carpenter asked Antonio, if he had had enough, in a broken kind of voice; and he replied, yes he had had enough—in a broken way of speaking English, he said, "Me got enough"—the carpenter mumbled, as if he had something in his mouth—I did not hear him ask more than once, if he had got enough—they parted then—Antonio then complained of the carpenter's biting his fingers—I did not notice his fingers at that time—it was rather dark—I did not see him do any thing with his fingers—he said, Carpenter, G—d d—you, you have bit my fingers"—he appeared at that time in a passion—he then returned to the carpenter and struck him, and they had a second Scrummage—I cannot say where he struck him—it was with his fist—they clenched again, had a very short Scrummage, and parted again—the carpenter walked back and leaned on his berth—Antonio stood off from him by the ladder, as I think, and kept complaining about his fingers again, saying, "Carpenter, d—you, you have bit my fingers"—I heard him say several times over, "By J—, carpenter, I will fight you to night, or kill you"—he kept saying it three or four times over—he appeared to me to be in a passion.

JURY. Q. Did the expression appear to be produced by the pain of his fingers? A. Yes—he kept striking his hands against the bits as though he felt the bite, which made him angry—I had sat down again to finish my supper, and heard them sing out, "Look here! he has stabbed him"—I did not see that done—I should think about five or six minutes had elapsed between his complaining of his fingers and the stabbing—I cannot say exactly, it was a little more or less—I did not see the stab given—I should think the whole affair took fifteen or twenty minutes.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you tell the corner there was very little time between the last blow and the stab? A. I might say so—we term four or five minutes a very little time—I consider there was four or five minutes between the blow and the stab—the second scrummage followed the last blow—five or six minutes was the whole time, from the striking the blow, till the stab—the carpenter shoved the prisoner back, on the chest, in the second scrummage, and, I believe, had him by the throat—he kept him down for a very little while, then let him go, and they parted.

COURT. Q. How long do you think the first scuffle lasted? A. A minute and a half, or two minutes; but in that confusion I cannot tell exactly—we cannot tell how time goes in such a confusion.

CHARLES EVANS . I am assistant to a surgeon. I was called in to examine the deceased—I saw him between six or seven o'clock, on Saturday evening, and found him dead—I inserted my finger in the wound, on the left side of the chest, between the fifth and sixth rib; and, on inspecting the body, that wound was found to enter the heart—immediate death would follow on that—a knife was shown to me at the police-office—it had penetrated the right ventricle of the heart—it appeared a wound likely to be occasioned by such an instrument, as the knife produced.

Cross-examined. Q. How was the carpenter dressed? A. He had a seaman's dress—a woollen shirt—I did not observe whether he had a waistcoat—the wound as two or three inches deep—I do not know what clothing the man had on—his breast was bare, when I saw him—I

examined the prisoner's fingers—there was an injury on two of them, as if they had been bit, or scratched—I should think it would produce very great pain, both at the time and afterwards—there would be a sort of reaction, to cause very great pain—I did not observe that the fingers were swollen—it would cause numbness, and afterwards, by reaction, the pain would increase.

Prisoner's Defence (written.) In defending myself from this serious charge, I have no contend against overwhelming diffculties. But, before adverting to those difficulties, I would earnestly implore you to banish from your minds all prejudice arising from the character too generally entertained of the dispositions of my countrymen, and not allow that feeling at all to bias your decision. An Englishman can produce his kindred and friends to prove that his actions have ever been controlled by a kind and humane heart; but I stand before you a friendless outcast, far from all friends and kindred, a stranger in a foreign land, and one who, but for the humanity of the most worthy Sheriffs, would have been here without the means of defence. But I feel confident that, after hearing the few remarks which I have to offer, on the cruel treatment I have received from the deceased, you my Lords and Gentlemen, will award me justice. I commenced my career in the Portugese navy; and having faithfully served my country, obtained my discharge. I then entered the merchant service; and having sailed since then, on board the shipping of almost every country, I about two years since engaged myself in an American ship, called the St. George. of the line of packets, sailing between Liverpool and New York. I remained in this ship for two voyages; and having conducted myself to the satisfaction of my officers, I sailed in another American packet, called the St. Andrew, on the same station. With her I remained also for two voyages, and then unhappily engaged myself to the packet-shop, The president. Thus you will see that I have conducted myself to the satisfaction of my superiors. On Saturday, the 16th, we knocked off work about six o'clock, and went into the forcastle to get our supper. In about half an hour, the deceased and I began to joke as to which had spent the money. We continued our joking some time, until the deceased became angry, and some hard words passed between us. He told me that I was a liar; and on my answering him, that I was no liar, he struck me. I returned the blow, and he fell on his chest. I then said I had fought enough, and I did not wish to fight again; but, on rising, he turned his sleeves up, and began to strike me. I returned the blow; he caught my hand, forced my fingers into his mouth, and bit them violently, whilst he heat me with the other hand. I called to him to let go of my fingers, but he still held them fast for some time. I called to him again, and he then released them; but, at the same instant, suddenly seized me by the throat, and pinned me against the side of the forecastle. He grasped me with such force, that I was almost strangled, and called to him several times, but in vain, to release his hold. I urged him again and again to loose his hold, but he still held fast; and having my ship-knife by my side, (a knife worn by all seamen on board of American ships.) I drew it from the sheath, and was so overcome with rage and pain, that I cannot remember what followed. Gentlemen of the Jury, since then I have never ceased deeply to lament my conduct, and have not had one moment's comfort; for I was on friendly terms with the deceased, and entertained towards him no feelings of malice or revenge. Indeed, we had always been the best of friends; and none of the crew can regret his death so

deeply as I do. But, Gentlemen, do not, I beseech you, forget, that at this time I was suffering the most brutal treatment from him. I was pinned against the wall, and throttled almost to suffocation; my fingers were nearly bitten off; my check was dragged till the flesh almost gave way; blows were inflicted when I could not defend myself; and yet seven or eight of this American crew, (four of whom are witnesses against me,) calmly witnessed the scene, and refused me their assistance. And here I may be allowed to remark, that, in addition to my other misfortunes, I am unable to express myself intelligibly in the English language, and therefore liable to be misconstrued or misunderstood. Gentleman, let each of you imagine himself in the midst of foreigners, treated thus brutally, and no one offering the least assistance—aching with pain—sinking almost with suffocation—and yet deserted in this dastardly manner by all his shipmates; and would there be no palliation, if, in this moment of passion and suffering, you inflicted a fatal wound? I solemnly assure you, that the witnesses against me have misrepresented the facts, and that my statement is true; and yet I can produce before you no evidence to support it; for though there were other persons present, besides those examined, they have all left England, and returned to America.

GUILTY of Manslaughter. aged 35.— Transported for Life.

Before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-486
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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486. THOMAS M'NULTY was indicted for killing and slaying Michael Simmons.

JOHN GEORGE FRENCH . I am a surgeon of St. James's Infirmary. I was called on to examine the person of the deceased, on Monday, the 18th of January, in Angel-court, King-street, St. James's, by desire of Sir Nathaniel Conant, to ascertain whether he was in danger—I found him free from any symptom of injury of the brain at that time—his functions were all performed—he was free from head-ache—he slept well the previous night, and took nourishment—I understood he had received a blow on the head on the Saturday night previous—I examined the wound—it was of a very triffling nature, and nearly healed—it was on the back part of the head, on the left side—the skull was not depressed, that I could discover—it was a small wound—the man was about sixty years of age, neither spare nor robust—he was sober when I saw him—I reported to the Magistrate, that there was no reason to apprehend any danger from the injury he had received—I was called to see him again on the Thursday following, being informed he was still ill in bed—I went to see him in his own house, and saw he was affected with symptoms which I referred to an injury of the brain—there was a dryness of the tongue—his mind was quite rational, but he was in a low condition, his pulse depressed, and he had not much nervous energy—I consider those symptoms were connected with a blow he had had on his head, and then thought them of a dangerous nature—I recommended them to apply for admission into St. James's Infirmary, but application was not made—I considered his case of so much danger, that I recommended the overseer to send him to the Infirmary, but he was taken to St. George's Hospital—I never saw him after the Thursday—he was not in a state of coma when I last saw him.

WILLIAM PRATT . I am a policeman. I knew the deceased for about four months—I saw him on Saturday the 16th of January, a few minutes before twelve o'clock, in Angel-court—he lived at No. 7—I saw him standing against the water-spout—I suppose he was there with the intention

of easing himself—I saw the prisoner, who is a chair-maker, come from his house, which is No. 8, run across, take the deceased by the collar, and throw him down on the flag pavement—he fell flat on his back—the prisoner ran in doors again, and I after him I brought him out again, and kept him till my brother officer came up—he was sober—he was taken to the station-house—I do not know of any quarrel between him and the man—he said nothing to him that I know of—he was standing about ten yards from the prisoner's house—there is a window to his house looking out into the court—I went to the deceased, and found him senseless, and his head bleeding—he was taken into the stage-entrance of the theatre there—Mr. Bolton, a medical gentleman looked at his head in my presence—I saw it was cut, and bleeding at the back part—Mr. Bolton did not do any thing to his head, but said he had better be taken to bed; I got assistance, and carried him to the station-house—Mr. Bolton came there with us, and a few minutes after he was there he vomited—Mr. Bolton told the inspector he had better be taken home and put to bed; and, with the assistance of a soldier, I got him home—he then in bed—I was sent for by Mr. Conant to get a certificate from a doctor—the deceased was very much in liquor.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Where you near enough, when he began to commit this indecency, to hear what the prisoner said to him? A. It was on the opposite side of the court—I knew the deceased before, but never saw him in liquor before—he was very much in liquor that night—I had been in the court about half an hour before—I did not hear the prisoner complain of the filth heaped up by his door—he was not near the prisoner's door—the prisoner's object, no doubt was to remove him—he being drunk, I should not wonder at his stumbling—it appeared as if he was wishing to get him away—somebody had certainly committed a nuisance that morning against the prisoner's door—there were other persons nearer than me.

JAMES HAGGARTY . I am a private watchman at St. Jame's Theatre. I was in Angel-court, and heard a scuffle—I opened the door, and saw a man run from a house to the other side of the court—I do not know whether it was the prisoner—he came about nine yards from his door, and put his hand on the deceased's shoulder; and the moment he did it the man fell down on his back—I never heard him speak a word—nobody attempted to pick the man up—I went up, and met the policeman coming down the court, in about ten minutes—I went to pick him up—he was not sensible then—I considered his insensibility arose from drunkenness; for I consider a child might have knocked him down, from the way I saw him before he was knocked down—he was standing, supporting himself with one hand, against the water-spout—the water-spout did not belong to the prisoner's house, but to the house facing his—the man bled at the back of his head, but not a great deal.

CHARLES HAWKINS . I was surgeon at St. George's Hospital. The deceased was brought there on Thursday afternoon, the 21st of January—he was in a very low, depressed state, and gave me an account of having received a fall on the Saturday previous—I ordered him to bed directly, and he shortly recovered from the state he was in—he was perfectly sensible—he complained of no pain in his head—there was no external wound, but an appearance where a wound had been there was no appearance of fracture of the skull—I saw him about two hours after and ordered him

some medicine—he said he was much better—I saw him again about twelve o'clock at night—he was rather worse, wandering and delirious—I ordered him medicine—he had a very quiet night, and awoke better in the morning—about eleven o'clock he was suddenly seized with symptoms of pressure on the brain, and died in about an hour and half—he was examined next day—I found a large quantity of extravasated and coagulated blood on the surface of the brain, and in the brain—on removing the membranes I found a small fracture at the base of the skull—that was quite sufficient to cause his death—the fracture might have been caused by the fall.

Q. Were the appearances you found after death, in your judgement, sufficient for you to ascribe his death to what produced the fractured skull? A. That is my opinion—it is possible he might have died from other causes, but there was quite sufficient in my mind to account for his death—the pressure on the brain occasions the injury—but in this case the fracture did not press on the brain, but the coagulated and extravasated blood did, and that occasioned the pressure—the extravasated blood was not in the seat of the fracture—I cannot exactly ascribe the extravasated blood and the pressure, to the skull being fractured—the concussion from the fall might rupture the vessel, and the skull have nothing to do with it—I ascribe his death most probably to the fall, but the fracture alone was not sufficient to cause death unless there had been the rupture of the vessel, and that was too far removed from the fracture to have caused it.

Cross-examined. Q. If I understand you right, you ascribe his death in the pressure of coagulated blood on the brain? A. Just so—independent of that fall, the fracture was at a distance—I could not ascribe the pressure of the blood to the fracture.

Q. Hearing he was in liquor very much that night, suppose he had made, under the influence of liquor, any violent exertion himself, might it not have produced the coagulation of blood? A. Exactly so; and he might have had a fit of apoplexy.

COURT. Q. Is there any difference in the appearance of extravasation, when death is caused by apoplexy, or from intoxication? A. No—he would be more likely to have apoplexy if in liquor—it is impossible to decide whether the rupture was brought on by his drinking improperly, or by the fall—a fall sufficient to cause fracture, might have been sufficient to cause a rupture of the vessels—I cannot undertake to say, but the inclination of my opinion is, the fall was very probably the cause of the extravasation; but still, apoplexy might arise without that—if he had been visited with apoplexy, symptoms of sickness would of course accompany it.


Fourth Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-487
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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487. MARY BRANNAN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of October, at St. Mary Abbott's, Kensington, 1 £10 bank-note, the property of Mary Ann Foy, her mistress, in her dwelling-house.

MARY ANN FOY . I am single, and live at Burley-house, Fulham-road, it is in the parish of St. Luke, Chelsea, to the best of my knowledge—the prisoner was in my service four months, and left in January, I think—I cannot tell on what day—she left with the officer, who took her away—I went to the office the same evening—on the 26th of September, I had a £10 bank-note in my possession—it was paid to me by Mr. Debeger—I put it in my pocket-book, into my bed-room—I took it out, on the

9th of October, and put it on a small box in my bed—I was called down stairs—I returned to the room in about half an hour, and on opening the trunk, I missed the £10 note from the pocket-book—the prisoner was then in my service—I had no other servant.

Prisoner. On the 9th of October, she came to me in the Kitchen, and said she had lost a £10 note, and I came up with her to look for it.

Witness. I went down to her when I discovered I had lost it, and told her immediately to come up with me, and see if she could find it—she did so.

CHARLES ANDREW DEBEGER . I am a silversmith, and live at No. 34, Wardour-street, Soho. About the 26th of September, I received a £10 note, with other notes, for a cheque at Sir Claude Scott's, and paid the same note with a £5 note on Miss Foy—the cheque was drawn by Bawden and Co.

JAMES TYSON . I am clerk to Sir Claude Scott's and Co. On the 25th of September, I exchanged a cheque for 28l. 6s. 10d., and paid at £10 note as part of the cheque—I have not got the cheque, it has been returned to the drawer—I have a copy of the entry from the book in which I entered the payment—the original entry is in my hand-writing, and this is the copy of it—I have not the slightest recollection of the circumstance myself, except from the entry.

MARY BREWSTER . I am a labourer's wife, and live in Peter-street, St. James's. I have known the prisoner between four and five years—on Tuesday, the 29th of December, I got a £10 note changed of her, of James Newman—I did not look at the note—he gave me ten sovereigns for it, which I paid the prisoner.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not come to me on the Sunday, and ask me to lend you a few pounds? A. No, I wanted it, if she could have lent it to me, but she had not got it—I did not ask her to lend me any—she owed me a little money, but she had paid me before Christmas—I had tea with her on the 27th of December—I did not take the note away from Miss Foy's that evening—I never saw it till she gave it me to get changed—I gave every farthing of the change into her hand.

JAMES HALLOWS NEWMAN . I know the writing on this note—it is my own—I received it from Brewster on the 29th of December—I have written on it, "Mrs. Smith, 10, Dufford's-place, Broad-street"—Mrs. Brewster gave the address.

MARY BREWSTER re-examined. Being a poor person. I could not get the change on my own account, and gave a respectable person's name for whom I worked—the prisoner told me to put the name of Smith, or any name on it—there is a Mrs. Smith living at 10, Dufford's-place.

WILLIAM FOY . I live at Seymour House, Little Chelsea. This note is No. 11, 063—I know nothing of it, but receiving notice from the Bank, when payment was stopped—it is dated the 17th of August, 1835—I got notice from the Bank of England after it had been paid in.

JAMES TYSON re-examined. I took the extract from the book in my own handwriting—the book is in the office, in Cavendish-square.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-488
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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488. HENRY STANTON was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April, at St. Mary, Islington, 3 watches, value 30l., the goods of James Stafford, in his dwelling-house.

JAMES STAFFORD . I live at No. 9, Gainsford—street, in the parish of St. Mary. Islington. I keep the house myself, and let the first floor—on

Saturday, the 18th of April, the prisoner came to look at my apartments, and on Monday, the 20th, he engaged the front parlour as a breakfast-room, and the back room second floor as a sleeping-room—they were furnished—he staid till Sunday, the 26th, but I did not see him myself at all on the 26th—I saw him on the Thursday, but not after—my bed-room was on the same floor as his—I had three watches in my bed-room cupboard—one was a silver chronometer, one a silver double-bottomed duplex, made by Hamlet, and the other a silver bottomed vertical watch, with the name of" Windsor"—I have since seen the vertical watch, it is No. 1037—I had put the watches safe on Sunday morning, the 26th, and I missed them between ten and eleven o'clock that night, when I was going to bed—the prisoner did not return that night—I had been out, and got home about ten o'clock—he was gone then—I did not see him till the 26th of January, this year, when I saw him at Queen-square-office—my bed-room door and the prisoner's were near each other—I did not keep my room door locked—the prisoner had not paid any rent, nor given notice of his intention to go—I have since seen the vertical watch at Bentham's, the pawnbroker's—I have not the least hesitation in swearing it is one of the three I lost—the three were worth 30l.—the silver chronometer was worth 23l., and the vertical watch 3l.

MARY STAFFORD . I am the wife of the last witness. I recollect the prisoner coming to out house—I saw my husband put the watches into a rack, and take them up-stairs, a little before nine o'clock on Sunday morning, the 26th—the prisoner was in his bed-room at that time—it joins our bed-room—my husband was speaking on the bottom stair to a firstfloor lodger about the watches—the prisoner's door was partly open, and I dare say he might hear it—I was in the kitchen, close to the stair-case—I believe the prisoner could hear what passed—his breakfast things were all ready in the parlour, but he did not take his breakfast—I asked my husband if I should take the watches up—he said, "No, you will let them fall; I will take them up myself, and shall be sure they are safe"—I do not think it was more than ten minutes after that, that the prisoner came down stairs and went into the parlour—I remained in the kitchen expecting him to call for his warm water for breakfast, but he did not—I saw him pass the kitchen door and go out and shut the door—I never saw him after till he was at Queen-square—I went into the parlour after that he was gone, and went to his bed-room—he left nothing behind but some wood and other little things in a box, but no clothes.

Prisoner. Q. Was I in the habit of breakfasting every morning? A. No; Thursday was the first time he breakfasted—I was out part of the day on Sunday, and my husband also—Mr. Barras and my father took care of the house when we were absent.

GEORGE ADNUM . I am shopman to Mr. Bentham, a pawnbroker, of 224, High Holborn. I produce a watch pawned on the 27th of April, in the name of Henry Stanley, 22, Lamb's Conduit-street, for 30s.—I afterwards wrote a form of a declaration, stating that the ticket was lost—the prisoner applied to me for that declaration, stating that he had lost the duplicate—I am not certain he is the man—here is the declaration he made—I delivered it to the man applying for it, and who I believed had pawned the watch, but I cannot say—I gave him the declaration in November—I wrote the article and date in it—he put his signature to it in my presence.

HENRY JAMES MAYER . I am a surgeon, and live in Groat Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields. The prisoner came to me some month's

ago, and described himself as a medical man, reduced in circumstances, stating himself to be related to the late Mr. Stanton in the Strand, whom I knew, and saying, if I knew of a situation, be should be glad if I would let him know—knowing his relations, I said I should be very happy to recommend him—he wrote his address, and left me—about three weeks after he called, and said he had obtained a situation in Devonshire, and requested a private interview—he said he had a favour to request, which he should be obliged if I would grant him—that some time since he had pawned a watch (which belonged, I believe to his father) when he was in distress, and he requested that I would take care of this article for him, that it should not be lost, as he was leaving town—I thought he meant for me to pay the interest, that it might not be lost—I asked him why he did not apply to Mr. Stanton's relatives—he said he was at variance with them—that he had been in distress five years, and in great poverty, and had lost his friends; that Mr. Harvey, a medical man had already lent him 1l. and he showed me a letter from Mr. Harvey, stating he could do no more for him—after some hesitation, I was induced to comply with his request, and he left the declaration which has been produced in my hand—I did not examine it till he was gone—I thought it rather singular he did not mention to me what the paper was—some time after, meeting some of the late Mr. Stanton's connexions, I mentioned the circumstance—I am certain this is the paper he left in my hands—I saw him write the direction he left with me—I have it here—I do not believe the signature to the declaration to be his hand writing—yes I believe it is the same—Hughes the constable came to me afterwards, and I delivered to him this declaration.

Prisoner. Q. I think you told me to leave my address with your assistant in the shop? A. I did—I saw you write it—I was in the shop at the time—I did not see the words he wrote, but I saw him writing—I saw him tracing the characters—in the act of writing.

CHARLES HAYWARD HUGHES . I am an officer. I went to Mr. Mayer, and obtained that declaration from him—I went to Mr. Bentham's and this watch was produced.

GEORGE ADNUM re-examined. I have the counterpart of the original duplicate—it belongs to the watch produced—the declaration would be sufficient to redeem the watch, it is dated the 14th of November. (read.)

Prisoner. Q. Have you any recollection of my pawing the watch? A. None; nor of your obtaining the declaration.

JAMES STAFFORD re-examined. This is my watch—the cupboard door was not locked—it was buttoned—I closed my bed-room door.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not pawn it.

GUILTY . Aged 35.— Transported for Life. There were four other indictments against the prisoner.

NEW COURT, Friday, February 5th, 1836.

Sixth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-489
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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489. MARGARET TAYLOR was indicted for a misdemeanor.

THE HON. MR. SCARLETT and MR. ELLIS conducted the Prosecution.

MARGARET LACEY . I am wife of Richard Lacey, and live at the Globe Tavern, Moorgate. On the 27th of January, between seven and eight o'clock, the prisoner came with a child in her arms, and a man with her—she

called for half a quartern of gin, and tendered me sixpence—I gave her 4d. change, and put the sixpence into the till—there was no other there I am certain—in consequence of some thing that happened afterwards I took the very same sixpence out of the till, and gave it to the watchman—after receiving it from the prisoner I gave it to the bar-maid—I got the same sixpence from her, and gave it to the watchman, within six or seven minutes—after the prisoner had given the first sixpence, she came again without the child, and called for a pint of porter—she offered me sixpence on payment—I gave it to my bar-maid, and said, "Is this a good sixpence?"—she said, "No, madam, it is not"—and then says I, "You have given me two bad sixpences"—she said, "How can you say such a word?"

Prisoner. I gave you 1 1/2d. for the beer, and you said it was 2d., and then I put down the 6d. Witness. No, you did not, I gave bot sixpences to the bar-maid, and she gave both to the watchman—I gave her no change the second time, nor did she take the beer.

Prisoner. I never called for the gin, it was the man, neither did I pay for it. Witness. Yes, you did both.

MARY GRAHAM . I am the bar-mind. I was present when the prisoner offered the second sixpence—she was served with a pint of beer, and gave my mistress sixpence—it is not true that she offered her 1 1/2d.—my mistress gave the sixpence into my hands—I knew it was bad, and kept it in my hand—I had the other sixpence which my mistress gave me first—I gave them both to the officer, and he gave them back to me to mark—I looked at the till before the prisoner came—there was no other sixpence in it.

HENRY CORSE . I am inspector of the watch, in Coleman-street ward. I was sent for, and took the prisoner—I received two sixpences from Mrs. Lacey—I gave them back to the bar-maid to mark.

COURT. Q. Do you state that the two sixpences were given to you by Mrs. Lacey? A. In the first place they were—in searching the prisoner I found 1 1/2d.—there were men in her company—I found two-pence on each of them—those men were in the bar—they were both in company with her—they appeared to know her, and talked to her—one of the men had a child in his hand.

JOHN FIELD . I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint. These sixpences are both counterfeit; but not from the same die.

Prisoner's Defence. A man took me in to give me a drop of gin—I do not know what he paid; but I saw him receive 4d. of Mrs. Lacey—I went in and called for a pint of beer—I put down the 1 1/2d. she said it was two-pence I said, "You must give me change for this six-pence"—she said, "This is a bad one, and this is the second I have taken tonight. You came in with a man, I do not know whether you gave it me or he. "

GUILTY. Aged 29.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury.— Confined One Month.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-490
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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490. RICHARD JEFFREYS and HENRY HARVEY was indicted for a misdemeanor.

LYDIA THOMAS . I am the wife of James Thomas. On the 4th of January, I was in Red Lion-street, Spitalfields, at my brother's—two men came into the shop and gave me half-a-crown—they wanted to buy two eggs—I shewed the half-crown to my brother—it was a very good one—the other man said, "You need not change, I have halfpence"—he looked at his

halfpence, but could find only 2 1/2d., and said, they must change—I returned the first half crown to one of them—I cannot recollect which—I cannot say who gave me the half-crown—I gave the change for the second half-crown. I took it into the parlour, to my brother—I shewed it him—he took the half-crown and ran after the men—he brought them back—I cannot swear to the men that were brought back—I believe one came with a policeman—after that another man came, and that was the man that gave me the half-crown—I think the man that came back gave me 2s. 3d.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. When you received the first half-crown did you make any mark on it? A. No; nor on the second—I took both for good—I took the second to my brother.

EDWARD JONES . The last witness is my sister. I am a diary-man. I was at home on the 4th of January—about six o'clock in the evening, I received half-a-crown from her—I looked at it—it was a good one—she left it with me—she said there were two persons in the shop, strangers, who she did not like—I gave her 2s., and told her to take 3d. out of the till—I looked into shop to see what was going on—I saw Harvey, the prisoner, and heard another person, speaking; I saw Harvey and some other man there—the good half-crown was sent for—I sent it back; and in four or five minutes Mrs. Thomas came and said, "There is your half-crown"—I said, "That is not the same half-crown, that is a bad one"—I knocked it off the table—she pickit up, and put into my jacket pocket—I ran as far as Little Paternoster-row, in Union-street (about a hundred and fifty yards,) and saw the prisoners—they crossed the road, and went into an alley—when I saw Harvey—I knew him by his air—he was the same man—it was nearly dark in the place, but there was a light from a public-house—I collared Harvey, and charged him with having been to my place and offered a bad half-crown—he said he was not the person—I said he should go back to the house—I was going back, and met Barry the officer—I gave Harvey to him, and then went home; and in about ten minutes Jeffreys came into the shop—he is the man I saw walking with Harvey—Jeffreys asked "What is the matter?"—Harvey said, "They say I have given a bad half-crown"—Jeffreys said, "I gave a bad half-crown, and here is your change"—he then gave the change to my sister—the bad half-crown was in my jacket pocket—I gave them in charge, and gave the half-crown to Breave in the watch-house—I market it.

Harvey. Did you not put it into your pocket with five or six more, and two or three halfpence? A. The half-crown was put into my jacket pocket—there was no other half-crown in it, nor any coin of any description.

WILLIAM BARRY (police-constable H 59.) I took Harvey—I took him to Mr. Jones's shop—I was there when the second man came in—I believe Jeffreys to be the man, but I cannot swear it—I searched them after they were taken to the station-house, and found about 2d. on one of the prisoners—I cannot exactly say which—I saw Jones take a half-crown out of his pocket, and give it to Breave—he looked at it, and gave it back to Jones, who marked it, and gave it back to Breave—I never lost sight of it—Breave let the prisoners go at large.

ROBERT BREAVE (police-sergeant H 9.) I was acting inspector at the station-house when these men were brought in—Jeffreys in one, and the other is very much like the man—I received half-a-crown from Edward

Jones, and told him to mark it and gave it to Barry—I afterwards allowed the prisoner to go away.

COURT. Q. How did you come to discharge the prisoner? A. Jones said his sister was very ill through fright in taking the prisoners back to the shop, and he did not wish to press it further—I said I should keep the half-crown.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Did you see Jones mark the half-crown? A. Yes, and give it to Barry.

HENRY EDWARDS . I am servant to George Pead, a butterman, in Honey-lane-market. On the 16th of January, the two prisoners came to the front window, which was open, and inquired the price of the saveloys—I served them with two, which came to 4d.—Jeffery gave me a good crown-piece—I took it into the counting-house to my master's son, who was at tea there—he was in the act of giving change, when Harvey said he had sufficient halfpence, and Jeffreys need not change—he took out some half-pence, and said he had only 3 1/2d., and the other one said he must have change—my master's son had given back the crown to Jeffreys—Harvey found he had not halfpence enough, and asked Jeffreys if he had—he said, "No"—" Then," said he, "I must have change"—he gave my master's son another crown—he laid it down on the counter—I went round the counter, and said, "This is a bad one, Robert"—the prisoners were then gone—I ran after them, with the crown-piece in my hand—I called to them—they stopped—I told them they had given my master a had crown—Jeffreys took it from my hand, and immediately changed it for a good one, and said it was not bad—he did not pretend to exchange it—by this time the patrol, Smithson, had come up—he asked what was the matter—I said the prisoners had given me a bad crown-piece—he took the good one, which the prisoner gave me, to the light, and rung it on the board, and said it was a good one—I said they had given me a had one—they were both taken by the patrol—my master was assisting in taking then along—I was behind them, and when we came to the corner of Queen-street, the bad crown was thrown away—I did not see which threw it—it was thrown before them—it was immediately picked up, and brought to me—I put it into my pocket—I gave it to my master at the watch-house, and he gave it to Smith, the street-keeper—it was not out of my sight till Smith got it—at the corner of Queen-street Harvey ran away—he was stopped by a person who is not here, but I know Harvey is the person—two or three seconds after, he asked me what I wanted with him—I said 'You know all about it, and come along"—I was taking him back—the policeman came, and he was taken to the watch-house, by which time the other prisoner was there.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You ran out with what you supposed to be the bad crown? A. I knew it was bad—Jeffery took it from me without my consent—he took the crown out of my hand, and in an underhanded manner held up the good one—he gave it to the patrol—he at once said to the patrol, "This cannot be a bad one"—he had just received one from me—when we were by Queen-street there were not many persons—I was behind, and the patrol in front, having hold of Jefferys—he was on one side, Harvey on the other—I saw a crown-piece thrown into the road—I cannot say from whose hand it came—Jeffreys could not have done it—the crown picked up was given to my master after we got to the watch-house, and then to the policeman.

Re-examined. Q. You were asked whether all you saw was not that he had a crown in his hand soon after you gave him another? A. He changed it with an underhanded movement—I saw the motion of his hands.

ROBERT DURDANT PEAD . I am the son of Mr. Pead. I went into the shop when I was called by Edwards—I was going to give Jeffreys change—he was Harvey were outside the door, in the street—the window was open—I saw both the prisoners—Edwards came into the counting-house, and said, "Take 4d. out of this crown"—I went round the counter, and was going to give Jeffreys the change—Harvey said, "you need not change, I have got enough halfpence"—"Give me the crown back," said Jeffreys, which I did—then Harvey said, "I have only got 3 1/2 d., that wont pay 4d., you must have change, and Jeffreys gave me a bad crown—I did not observe it till they had left the door—Edwards came round and said, "That is a bad one"—he took it, and ran after them—I saw them when they were brought back—the first half-crown was good.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You looked at the first, and you can tell it was good? A. Yes; because we do not like to take crown-pieces, and Edwards came into the parlour and said, "What o'clock is it?"—that excited my suspicion—I looked at it, but put no mark on it—I am sure I did not have the same again—the second was a bad one.

JOHN WILLIAM SERGEANT . I live in Staining-lane. I was opposite Queen-street, Cheapside, on the 16th of January—I saw Smithson with these men in custody—I saw Harvey throw a five-shillings-piece away, I picked it up, and gave it to Henry Edwards.

Harrey. At the first examination he said he did not see who chucked it away. Witness. I thought it was him, but I did not like to say that it was—I am sure it was one of the prisoners—I saw Harvey's arm move, but I did not like to say it.

JOHN SMITHSON . I am a watchman, and was on duty on the 16th of January. I saw the two prisoners and Edwards having an altercation together—I turned out of Cheapside into honey-lane, and asked what was the matter—the boy said they had a bad five-shillings-piece—Jeffreys said it was a good one—I asked him to let me look at it—I went and rung it on a bench, and it was good—the boy said that was not the one they gave him—I took them to the watch-house—one got away at the corner of King-street—I did not see any thing drop—Harvey was caught afterwards and brought back.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You had both these men in custody? A. yes; I did not see either of them throw any thing away—it was as much as I could do to hold them—I heard the people exclaiming. "The money is up, there it goes," and the boys ran in the road after it.

JOHN SMITH . I am a beadle. I was on duty in the Poultry—I received a crown-piece from Pead—I made him mark it—I searched Jeffreys, and found 4s. 6d. in good money on him—I was present when Harvey was search d—one half-sovereign, a good five-shilling-piece, and 6d. in copper, was found on him.

Harvey. Q. Where did you take the copper from? A. I cannot exactly say, but one of your breeches pockets, I believe or your coat pocket.

JOHN FIELD . This crown and half-crown are both counterfeit.



Confined One Year.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-491
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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491. WILLIAM DAVIS was indicted for a misdemeanour.

JANE STONE . My mother keeps a stationer's shop. On the 25th of January, the prisoner came in for two sheets of paper, which came to 1 1/2d.—he gave me a shilling—I gave him 10 1/2 change—I put the shilling into the drawer—there was no other there—I did not know it was bad till the policeman came into about ten minutes after—I marked the shilling, and put it on the mantel-piece and then gave it to the policeman.

RICHARD COLLINS (police-constable G 124.). I was on duty on Monday, the 25th of January, about seven o'clock, in Paul-street, Finsbury—I saw the prisoner in company with a woman—I watched and followed then into Cowper-street, City-road—I saw the prisoner knock at Stone's door, and the woman stood on the pavement, looking in at the window—I did not see him come out—I was away for a few minutes, and returned, and they were both gone—I went to Stone's house, and received a shilling which I desired her to make, and left it there, and called the following day for it—this is it—I was when she identified the prisoner.

Prisoner. I was at the station-house the same evening, and he gave no evidence of this—he was there about an hour afterwards, but I did not know it till the following day.

JANE STONE . I am sure he is the man that passed the shilling.

CHARLES SAFFREY . I am a publican, and reside in Crown-court, Moorfields. I saw the prisoner on the 25th of January, between the half-past seven and eight o'clock—he had one half-pint of beer, and offered me a shilling—I told him it was bad—he then offered to pay for it, and called for a pipe of tobacco—I told him the shilling was bad, and went round and took him—I marked the shilling, and gave it to the policeman.

WILLIAM BRUFF (police-constable G 162.) I took the prisoner—I searched him at the station-house, and found one halfpenny on him—he said in going along, "I suppose if you were to find a bad shilling on the road, you would blame it to me. "

Prisoner. I was going along and kicked against a bit of rag, he pulled me back to see what it was—I am innocent of the first shilling—I am guilty of the second, but I did not know it was bad.

JOHN FIELD . These are both counterfeit.

JAMES CROSS (police-constable G 172.) The prisoner was given into my custody for attempting to pick pockets on the Sunday evening—I had another person in charge—the prisoner could have got away, but did not—the other called him, and said, "I am taken by the policeman," and the prisoner came, and he was taken to the watch-house, but the gentleman did not press the charge.

GUILTY † Aged 25.— Confined One Year.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-492
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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492. AUSTIN CADMAN was indicted for a misdemeanour.

MR. ELLIS conducted the prosecution.

JAMES TUBB . I live in Stanhope-street, Clare-market. On Wednesday, the 27th of January, the prisoner came and had a pennyworth of oranges—he offered me a shilling—I took it into the back parlour, and gave him 11d.—I put the shilling into a tin where I generally keep my money—there was no other shilling there, only copper—in about a quarter of an hour I was going to give change, and saw the shilling was bad—I laid it on the mantel-piece—on Friday the 29th he came again, about ten o'clock and asked for a pennyworth of oranges—he gave me a shilling—I knew him at once—I had seen him a good many times before in the shop—I

observed it was a bad one, and took it into the parlour to fetch the other shilling. I then went to the shop, and said, "This is a bad shilling, you are the boy that brought me one on Wednesday"—he said he had never been to my shop before—I said I would give him in charge—he ran away—I pursued, and caught him about one hundred and fifty yards off.

MARY TUBB . I recollect the Wednesday when the first shilling was taken—I never touched the shilling that was put on the mantel-piece.

JOHN WILKS (police-constable 159 F.) I was on duty in Stanhope-street, last Friday—I heard a cry of "Stop theif" and saw the prisoner running—I stopped him—Mr. Tubb came up and said he had been to his shop, and passed two bad shillings—I searched and found a bad shilling in his pocket—I asked him where he got them—he said he found the two shillings—the one (found, and the one he offered that morning in the White Hart-yard—he denied having uttered the first one—he said he lived near Covert-garden, which is true.

JOHN FIELD . These are all bad, and from the same mould.

GUILTY. Aged 17.—Recommended to mercy by the jury

Confined One Month, the last week to be solitary.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-493
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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493. THOMAS HASKER was indicted for a misdemeanour.

Messrs. BODKIN and DOANE conducted the Prosecution.

SIR EDWARD PAGET, KNT . I received this letter (No. 1.) at Sandhurst, the day after it is dated, which is the 17th of September—I did not send any answer to that, but in consequence of a second letter which I received, I sent a £5 note to the person—this is a copy of the second letter (No. 2.)—I sent the note in a letter directed to Captain Steele, under cover, directed to the porter of Lord Anglesea—this is the letter—it is dated the 29th of September—after I had sent that letter, I received this (No. 3.)

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Which was the letter, in consequence of receiving which, you gave the £5 note? A. It was not in consequence of receiving the second letter, but in consequence of this, (No. 4)—I should not have sent the charity on the strength of No. 1.

MR. BODKIN. Q. This is the first letter containing a statement of the situation of the applicant? A. Yes—on the receipt of that letter, No 1, I entertained some doubts—upon the receipt of the second, (No. 2.) I forwarded this note, (No. 3) and in answer to that, I received a letter, (No. 4,) in consequence of which, I sent a £5 note, accompanied by a note, of which (No. 5,) is a copy—the effect of (No. 4) was to remove all doubts from my mind, so that I believed the truth of the facts contained in (No. 1.) and parted with my money accordingly, after the receipt of(No. 4) on a belief of the representations contained in the letter, (No. 1.).

COURT. Q. If you had received (No. 1) alone, would you have given the charity, or was it not on the faith of all the letters? A. Decidedly so—I would not have given the £5 on (No. 1) alone, but on the faith of all the letters.

GEORGE COX . I am porter to the Marquis of Anglesea, at Uxbridge House. I remember the prisoner coming there in the month of September between the 20th and 30th—he called several times to know if there was a letter for Captain Steele, from Sir Edward Paget—when he came first, I had no letter—on the 26th of I received one containing an enclosure, directed to Captain Steele—I was directed to hand it over to him if he called—he did call, and I gave it him.

WILLIAM STURGEON . I am clerk in the employ of the Mendicity

Society, and visit persons who apply for charity. In September last, I viisted the prisoner, at No. 10, Portland-street, Soho, in consequence of an application by him to the Bishop of Landaff—the letter, sent to the Bishop was signed, Henry Steele—I showed the prisoner that letter, and asked if it was his writing—he said it was—I asked him his name—he said, "Steele," and if his lordship had read the letter, he would have referred to the War Office, and be would take a pistol and blow his brains out, sooner than be exposed—the letter had the seal on it, which it has now—I have had one other letter from him, since the Bishop of Landaff's.

Cross-examined. Q. What was the number he gave you? A. No. 10, Portland-street, Soho—he did not give me that as his address—he never verbally told me where he lived—I have been above five years in the Mendicity Society's employ—I am not in the habit of giving informations—I was not one of the persons employed in taking up the gleesingers the other day—I saw this man a few days after—I never met him or addressed him by the name of Steele—he never told me his name was not Steele—I swear that most positively—I now recollect certainly being sent to the New Prison, by Sir Frederick roe, to see if I knew him—I then accosted him by the name of Steele, and he said his name was not Steele—I thought you meant in the street—I did not recollect it for the moment—I only addressed him once after by the name of Steele, I forget that.

MR. BODKIN. Q. In the prisoner he said his name was not Steele? A. Yes; I am quite sure that on a former occasion he told me his name was Steele—when I went with this letter, I found him living at the house—I went to Portland-street—I cannot swear it was No. 10, it was a house in Portland-street, on the first-floor.

MARTHA SAIPY . I live at No. 438, Oxford-street, it is a receiving-house for general post letters. I have seen the prisoner there about half a dozen times, at the latter part of the summer—he asked if there were any letters directed to Captain Steele—there were no such letters at that time—I gave him letters afterwards, when he came to ask if there were any letters for captain Steele, in consequence of his saying that, I gave

Cross-examined. Q. How long have you been in this office? A. About two years and a half—it is not uncommon for one person to call for another's letters, or for a servant to call for his master's—it is not usual to give out letters, unless they are directed to our care—I do no know whether the General Post office know that a person came and said, "If there should be any letters come for Captain Steele, will you be so kind as to take them in—he did not say that to me, but he came to my aunt—she is not here—she is ill.

NICHOLS PEARCE . I am inspector of the A division of the police. By direction of the commissioners, I went to No. 12, Portland-street Soho—I went into the front room, on the first-floor—the prisoner was not at home—I searched the room, and found a writing-desk and bank notes in box.

NATHANIEL NORRIS . I keep the house, No. 12, Portland-street. The prisoner lodged in the first floor front room—he came about the 7th of August, and continued till he was taken into custody on the charge—I do not remember seeing Sturgeon coming there—I saw him at Bow-street.

Cross-examined. Q. You were the landlord of this gentleman? A. Yes, his wife was living with him—he always went by the name of Hasker—I had directions from her to take in letters for a person of the name of

Steele—he said that captain Steele was a friend of his, who was in prison for debt.

NICHOLAS PEARCE re-examined. I found in that lodging bank-notes in a box, to the amount of 35l.—I saw bishop find a seal—some of the bank-notes were given to the policeman, and the rest are in my possesion—there were about nine sovereigns besides the notes—I have given the prisoner all but 15l.—I took him custody, at No. 12, Portland-street—he came in while we were there—I said I wanted him—he said, "What do you want with me?"—at that moment I caught hold of him, and there was a struggle, and the prisoner and another person tried to get me over the stairs—I got him into the room—he asked what I wanted him for—I said for attempting top get money from his Grace the Duke of Wellington, under a false pretence—he said he knew nothing about it—I addressed him by no name—the name of Steele was mentioned by a person lodging in the house, who came to the door—he said his name was Hasker—the Mendicity Society had no knowledge of my going at the time I went—he was taken to bow-street, on the charge of the Duke of Wellington, and I was directed to go the Mendicity Society.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose you had a search-warrant to go into this gentleman's room? A. No, I took the money before I saw Sir Frederick Roe—there was no charge of felony against him—Mr. Mayne, my superintendant was the first who spoke to me about it—I went to his lodgings more than once—I saw Mr. Mayne before I went to his lodgings.

Q. Do you mean to state that Mr. Commissioner Mayne directed you to go to his lodging, and take money without a warrant? A. I had no warrant, and there was no information of felony at that time against him—I had no directions to take the money out of his house, more than I have stated—I thought it consistent with my duty to take his money, and I have 15l. of it now—I rummaged his papers—I had no warrant, either general or particular—he and his wife were there the first time—he did not remonstrate with me, in fact he unlocked his box for me—he did not tell me to take his money, nor say whether it was agreeable to him or not—he said he should like for me to count it—I have been many times specially employed by the Commissioners to apprehend persons, and if the nature of the case requires a warrant I apply for one—in this case I could not do so—it would not do for me to delay—I took a great many papers—I was directed by Sir F. Roe to go and take all papers that might throw any light on the subject—I took his wife's marriage certificate.

Q. Did you threaten his wife with confinement? A. No, Sir, I never uttered a threat to her, not lock her up—she asked me whether I should take her up—I said no—that was before the prisoner came home—I took the papers the day after I took the prisoner—I think I went there more than twice—I saw his wife at the penny post-office—I did not take her into custody from there to his house—I said I should go, and she went—she appeared reluctant—I was not in uniform.

HENRY BISHOP . I am sergeant of the A division. I went with the last witness to the lodgings in Portland-street—I found this seal in the desk, and this card-case, with two cards in it. with "Captain Henry Steele, 12. Portland-street," on them.

CHARLES GOODWIN, ESQ . I am Secretary to the Queen's Treasury. I know the prisoner—he was an applicant for relief to the Queen's Treasury, rather more than four years ago, under the name of Hawkins—he got up a

case in the name of Elizabeth Lock—I have seen him write—this letter (No. 1.) is unlike those I have had from him.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you seen him write more than once? A. Only once—this does not bear upon the similarly at all—it was not like what I saw him write.

HENRY BISHOP re-examined. This is the seal I found—it corresponds with the letters No. 1, 4, and 6, exactly—No. 2 has a wafer.

Cross-examined. Q. What cypher is on the seal. A. "H F T" and a crest over it. (The following letters were here put in and read.)

(No. 1.)—"To the Honourable General Sir E. Paget.—The humble petition of Henry Steele most humbly sheweth, That your petitioner was captain in the 100th regiment; that in consequence of a large family, ill health, and an intricacy in his private affairs, your petitioner was obliged to retire' from the service, by the sale of his commission. Your petitioner has a wife and three children in the greatest distress and want, destitute of the common necessaries to sustain nature; being obliged to part with every thing that he had. your petitioner is confined with an inflammation; not able to leave his lodgings. That your petitioner's wife was obliged to pledge his coat yesterday, the only article then left. Your petitioner most humbly solicits your consideration, trusting that you will be pleased to take his distressed condition into your consideration, and grant him some pecuniary assistance; for which, as in duty bound, your petitioner, wife and family, will ever pray.—I herewith enclose a certificate from General Horsford. should you entertain any doubt, by referring to the Horse Guards, or to General Horsford, you will find my statement authentic. Honourable General, my wife will attend at your noble relative's mansion (the Marquis of Anglesea's) your consideration and answer.—HENRY STEEL, formerly a captain of the 100th regiment.—London, September 17th, 1835. "

(No. 2.)—"Honourable General, I again most humbly take the liberty of addressing and soliciting your considerations to my application of the 17th instant. My distressed condition is beyond description. My wife has called repeatedly at the Marquis of Alglesey's mansion. Honourable General, I most earnestly beg and beseech that you will be pleased to take my unfortunate condition into your consideration. My wife will attend at the Marquis of Alglesey's mansion, if you will be pleased to send me an answer under cover. My wife has been speaking to the porter, as I have nor the means to provide my children with victuals.—HENRY STEELE, formerly captain of the 100th regiment.—General The Honourable Sir Edward Paget.—London, 23rd September, 1835. "

(No. 3.)—" Sir Edward Paget has received two letters from Mr. Steele, to which he can only reply, that having been basely imposed upon in more instances than one, by writers of begging-letters, it is impossible for him to attend to Mr. Steele's application, without he affords him incontestible proof of the authenticity of his statement. The inclosed letter(which he returns) is no evidence whatever, and might have been written by any one.—R. M. College, 25th September, 1835. "

(No. 4.)—"Sir Edward, In reply to your letter of the 25th instant, and in relation to begging-letter impostors, I beg to assure you, although painfully situated, I never made application to any civilian for the smallest assistance and had you written to Lieutenant-General Horsford, Marine-Parade, Dover, you would easily ascertain the authenticity of my statement.

Colonel Charles Napier, of no. 57, Green-street, Grosvenor-square, commanded the regiment; as also the Right Honourable Colonel Gustavus Rochford, of No. 11, Cavendish-square; or by referring to the Secretary of War. I sold out of the army on the 12th of March, 1818; after which, I went to New South Wales to settle; but owing to unforeseen misfortunes and losses which I sustained, I was obliged to return to England again. I can assure you, Sir Edward, I never had the remotest idea that ever I should be nominated amongst begging-letter writers; nor did I for a moment except the reply in answer to my unfortunate affliction, from so meritorius an individual as yourself.—HENRY STEELE, late 100th regiment.—To General the Honourable Sir Edward Paget.—No. 138, Oxford-street, London; 28th of September, 1835.—P. S. Sir Edward, General Sir George Walker has communicated with General Horsford; and by referring to General W., No. 7, Mansfield-street, or to Mr. Cook, at Messrs, Greenwood and Cox, who paid me 5l. on account of General Horsford, you will find my statement authentic, and, unfortunately, my distressed condition too true. "

(No. 5.)—Sir Edward Paget has to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Steele's letter of yesterday's date, in which he has favoured him with his address, and given him references of so circumstantial a kind, that he came no longer doubt the authenticity of the statement made in his letters of the 17th and 23rd instant. Under these circumstances, he incloses a five pound note, and sincerely regrets the distress to which Mr. Steele and his family are subjected.—R. M. College, 29th September, 1835. "

(No. 6.)—"438, Oxford-street, 2nd October, 1835.—"Honourable General, I have this day received your letter, with 5l. inclosed. May the Almighty God prosper and prolong your days in health and happiness. Sir Edward, it is infinitely beyond my power to convey to you my grateful thanks for so benevolent a donation; it has raised me from dispair to happiness. May the great and merciful God reward you for it, is the sincere wish, Sir Edward, of your most obedient, humble, and grateful servant, HENRY STEELE.—General the Honourable Sir E. Paget. "

NATHANIEL NORRIS re-examined. I never knew that the prisoner had any children—he was not confined to his lodgings by illness.

DR. HENRY DAVIES . I am a physician. In 1813 and 1871 I was serving in his Majesty's 102nd regiment, and was subsequently exchanged to the 100th—there was a Captain Steele in that regiment—the prisoner is is not that man.

MR. PHILLIPS addressed the Jury on behalf of the defendant.

GUILTY . Aged 40.— Transported for Seven Years.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-494
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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494. THOMAS AVERY was indicted for a misdemeanour.

MR. ELLIS conducted the Prosecution

WILLIAM KNAGGS (police-constable E 4.) I was on duty in Holborn on the 28th of January—I observed the prisoner with a piece of coin in his mouth. I took hold of him by the throat, to prevent him from swallowing it—I could not succeed in getting it out—I saw a sixpence or a shilling, I don't know which.

Prisoner. I had nothing in my mouth. Witness. He afterwards acknowledged it was a sixpence he swallowed.

CHARLES SIMONS . I am a water-gilder, and live in Baldwin's-gardens. On the 28th of January, I was passing Holborn, near Newston-street, about

half-past three o'clock in the afternoon—I saw the prisoner come out of a shop, he passed by me, and joined two boyshe said, "The old b-is too wide awake"—I saw a shilling in his hand—I saw two policemen over the way, and gave them information—they followed them into Newton-street—the two boys made a stop there—I come up with the prisoner, and saw a shilling in his mouth—I took his hand, and found two base sixpences in it—I marked them, and gave them to the policemen—I found another sixpence in his coat pocket.

GEORGE JOHN RESTIEAUX (police-constable E 49.) I was on duty in Holborn. Simons came and told me something—I went after the prisoner—there were two others with him, who escaped; but the other officer stopped him—I saw either a sixpence or a shilling in the side of his mouth he made an effort, and swallowed it in going along, I said, "Did it hurt you?"—he said, "No; it is the first I ever swallowed; it was a sixpence"—two boxes were found upon him, each containing tobacco.

JOHN FIELD . I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint. These three sixpences are all counterfeit, and from the same mould.

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Eighteen Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-495
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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495. ELIZA SMITH was indicted for a misdemeanor.

THOMAS SPARSHALL . I am a policeman. I was on duty on the 21st of January, in Broadway, Westminster, near St. Margaret's church—in consequence of information I went up to the prisoner and took hold of her—she dropped two shilling and two sixpences out of her hand—I picked up a shilling on an iron grating—I found no more bad money on her—I went back after the other bad money—I saw Lane, and received from him the two sixpences and the shilling—the prisoner said she received them from a young man over the water, who told her to bring them to No. 10, Orchard-street—I went there, but found no such number.

WILLIAM BUTLER (police-constable E 199.) I was with Sparshall—he took the prisoner's left arm—I saw her drop the money behind her—one shilling and two sixpences went down the grating, and one shilling remained at the top.

JOHN LANE . I am servant to Mr. Strahan, in Dean-street, Westminster. One shilling and two sixpences went down the area of a person named Medlicott—I knocked at the door, and asked the landlady to give me them up, which she did.

FANNY MEDLICOTT . I picked up two sixpences and one shilling in the area, and gave them to Lane.

JOHN FIELD . I have examined these—they are all counterfeit—here are two shilling and two sixpences.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined Six Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-496
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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496. HENRY ANDREWS was indicted for a misdemeanor.

WILLIAM KEEN . I live in Glasshouse-yard, Aldersgate-street. I am a leather-cutter—On the 26th of January, the prisoner came for a pair of heel-pieces—they came to 3d.—he tendered a half-crown—I put it to my tooth, and bent it—I found it was bad—the officer was in the warehouse—he came in and searched the prisoner, and then took him to the Compter—I marked the half-crown, and gave it to the officer—this is it.

JOSEPH HAWKRIGG . I am a police-officer. I took the prisoner—I received the half-crown from Keen—the prisoner was allowed to go away.

ELIZABETH WILLIAMS . I am servant to Mr. Matthew, a potato-dealer,

in Goswell-street. On the 2nd of February, the prisoner came for 4lbs. of potatoes, and a halfpenny worth of sage—they came to 2d.—I served him—he gave me half-a-crown—I told him it was a bad one—Tyrrell came, and I gave it to him.

ROBERT TYRRELL . I am a constable. Williams gave me this half-crown—I had seen the prisoner in Aldersgate-street, in company with two other persons—I watched him, till he passed Mr. Matthew's shop—one of the other two took off a blue apron and gave it to the prisoner, who put it on, and then came back and went into the shop—I went in—he had got the potatoes in his apron, and Williams was looking at the half-crown, and said it was bad.

JOHN FIELD . These half-crowns are both counterfeit.

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Twelve Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-497
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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497. MARY ANN HUDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of December, 3 yards of linen cloth, value 3s.; 1 shirt, value 10s.; 1 tablecloth, value 12s.; 1 sheet, value 7s.; and 1 bed-gown, value 5s.; the goods of Thomas Beswick, her master; and that she had been before convicted of felony.

PARTHENEA BESWICK . I am the wife of Thomas Beswick, who keeps the Green Dragon, at Stepney. The prisoner was two months in my service, as cook—she went out about Christmas, with my leave—she staid out all night—I dismissed her the next day—I soon afterwards missed the property stated, and went to seek for her—I could not find her where she said she lived; but I found a young man that visited her—he begged me very hard to wait till the next day; and said he should see her—I gave him till the next day, and then he had got some things to my son's; but he would not give up where the prisoner was—I gave him in charge—he then gave her up—I found her at Hampstead—here is a sheet, a shirt, a bed-gown, &c.—the young man proves to be her husband—I did not know it before he brought these things to my son-in-law's.

THOMAS KILBY . I am a constable. I was sent for about one o'clock, on the 15th of January, to Mr. Walter's, he told me a man had brought some things, which the prisoner had taken from Mr. Beswick—I told the man into custody, and took the property, which I found on the bar, at Mr. Walter's house, on Fish-street-hill—I got information, and took the prisoner into custody afterward—I told her she was charged with stealing some things from Mr. Beswick's—she said she bad, but she had sent back the whole of the property she had taken.

THOMAS WALTER . I keep a public-house. The prisoner's husband brought this property to my house—I gave it to the officer—I went with him, and took the prisoner into custody—the man was then discharged.

OWEN JONES . I live at No. 1. York-street, New Kent road. I have known the prisoner about two years—she came to me the day she brought this parcel, and knowing I was out of work, she asked me to bring it to Monument-yard, to her husband, which I did—I gave it to her husband—I believe he took it to Mr. Walters.

WILLIAM WARDELL PLAISTOWE . I am constable of Aldgate Ward. I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office (read)—the prisoner is the person.

Prisoner's Defence. I was very short of money—I took the things, and pledged them—I intended when she paid me my wages to get them back—she called on my husband, and said I would bring them back she

would forgive me—he told me if I would tell him the truth she would forgive me—I got them out, and sent them to her son's—nobody is guilty but myself.

GUILTY . Aged 39.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-498
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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498. JOHN COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of January 1 clock, value 12s., the goods of Joseph Goodey.

JOHN WOOTON . I live with Joseph Goodey, at Holloway; he is a linendraper. On the 28th of January, about five o'clock, a little boy told me some property had been taken away—I went out of the shop, and came up with the prisoner—he had another with him—the policeman stopped him—the prisoner was carrying the cloak—the other was taken, but the bill against him was thrown out—this cloak was hanging at the door about five o'clock in the evening—they had got about five or six hundred yards from the shop, (about five minutes walk).

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You immediately missed it? A. Yes.

HENRY GOODIN . I saw the prisoner near the shop—he was alone—he took a cloak—I went and told of it—the prisoner is the person.

Cross-examined. Q. This was at dusk? A. Yes—there were two man—they were not together when they stole it—only the prisoner took the cloak—I was about twenty yards from the shop, on the opposite side—I swear positively to the prisoner—there was a person with him when he took it—the other was nine or ten yards from him.

(Mr. Case, carpenter, White-hart-street, Drury-lane, and Mr. Spraggs, of Holloway, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury.— confined Three Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-499
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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499. ANN M'INTYRE was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of January, 1 watch, value 1l. 5s.; 1 watch-chain, value 6d.; 4 seals, value 1l. 4s.; 3 watch-keys, value 1s. 6d.; and 1 split-ring, value 3s.; the goods Samuel Hudson, from his person.

SAMUEL HUDSON . I am a baker, and live in Little Earl-street, Seven Dials. On the 21st of January, at a quarter before one o'clock, I had been to a small party, and was sober—I was coming out of St. Andrew-street—I felt myself unwell, and leaned against a post—the prisoner came and put her arms round my waist, and wanted me to go home with her—I never opened my mouth to her—the policeman came up and asked what she wanted with me—she said I was her brother—I went home, only just over the way—I went up stairs, took of my jacket, and missed my watch—I went down again, and by that time the same policeman had returned round his heat—I told him of it, and he apprehended the prisoner the next evening—I had no conversation whatever with her—this is the watch, seals, chain, and key—the ribbon does not belong to me.

Prisoner. Q. You know me? A. I have known you some years, by your coming to my shop—I did not say, "I shall fall down"—I never opened my lips to you at all—I know nothing of her, further than her coming to my shop to buy bread.

ARTHER JAMES JONES . The prisoner pledged the watch and seals with me, at Mr. Samuel Warman's, the same morning, the 21st.

JAMES HALL (police-constable F 101.) I was going round my beat, and saw the prosecutor leaning on a post, apparently unwell—the prisoner had

her arms round his waist—I said, "let the man alone"—she said "He is my brother"—another officer came up and said, "Goon, Mrs. M'Intyre"—she went away—I went round my beat—I came back and I saw the prosecutor at his door, in his shirt-sleeves—he told me to this—I took the prisoner the next evening—in searching her, I found this cahin in her pocket.

SAMUEL HUDSON . This was to my watch when I lost it.

THOMAS WAKERLY police constable F 138) I saw the prosecutor leaning on the post—the prisoner was near him—I sent her home—she was taken the following evening, and dropped a number of papers among which was the duplicate of this watch.

Prisone's Defence. I went home immediately to policeman desired me—I could not get in the woman was gone to bed—I turned down to go it was that watch—next morning in the mud—I stopped and picked it up—it was that watch—next morning I went up Earl-street, and saw the prosecutor—he called me in, and said he wanted me—I said, "For what?"—he said, "For a watch"—it is to likely I should have gone there if I had stolen it—I picked it up—one fo the case was dented in, as if it had been trodden upon.

GUILTY Aged 48— Transported for Life.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-500
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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500. JOSEPH SLEIGH was indicted for stealing on the 23rd of January 1 half-crown, the money of William Rowland Sears, his master.

WILLIAM ROWLAND SEARS . I live in Bethnal-green-road—I am a publican. The prisoner lived with me about four months as bar-man—I had suspicion fo him, and marked some money and among it, some half-crown—on Friday, the 22nd of January, I put it in the till, and some in a cupboard in the room—I sent for and officer, and had the prisoner taken into custody on Saturday the 23rd of January—I found some silver in his box, but onls one half-crown which as be marked.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Did you find it first? A. I had seen it in his box before—I had access to his box—he kept it invariably locked—I had access to it, by means of key, which—I had made on purpose, having suspicion that he was pilfering—I employed a work man to make it—I always kept it in my pocket—I cosider myself perfectly justifiable, having no other means of getting access to it—Mr. Wheeler occupied these premises before me—the prisoner was in his service a had lived with him two years—I had a very good character with him.

COURT Q. How many person are in your family? A. Somtimes five, sometimes four I have one man behind my bar, and a lad to do the dirty work—I lost the money from the till—the prisoner was the money-taker—on the 22nd I marked about 16l. worth of silver, at different times of the day—it was all marked, and this half crown was found in his box—it is impossible to keep an account of the money in the till—he gave change to customers from the till but never from his own pocket—I could not have paid him any wages with the marked money.

THOMAS EAGLES , I am a constable I was sent for by the prosecutor, who gave the prisoner into custody—I went up stairs, and asked the prisoner for his key, which he immediately gave me, and the top thing was, this half-crown—I found no other moey but 12s. 6d. which was in box—that belonged to himself—this half-crown laid by itself—he begged Mr. Sears to look over it, ans said he had taken it the day before.

W. R. SEARS. He acknowledged to his guilt, and begged for mercy.

MR. DOANE to THOMAS EAGLES. Q. Your statement was, that all he said was, that he begged him to look over it? A. Yes the box had then been looked over—I found the half crown the first ting, but it was after I had looked over the whole of the box, that he said this—I never saw a young fellow show more contrition—I have been an officer twenty two years.

(Thomas heeler, a publican; Mr. Blackburn of Clarkenwell; Mr. Pattinson, of Catherine street, Strand and Charles Phillips gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY Aged 21—Recommended to mercy — Confined Six Weeks.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-501
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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501. JOSEPH BAILEY was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of January 1 coat, value 15s.; 1 waistcoat, value 5s. 1 handkerchief, value 1s. the goods of John Atkinson and 1 pair of trowsers value 10s. 1 handkerchief value 1s. 1 watch, value 3l. two seals, value 1s. and 1 watch key, value 1d. the goods of James George Johnson.

JOHN ATKINSON I am a carver and live with my father in Westonplace. The prisoner lodged there—he slept in the same room with me and Johnson—the prisoner and I slept together—on the morning of the 14th of January 1 missed the property stated in the indictment—it was all safe the night before, and he must have entered in the morning while we were in bed—there and he marks of somebody getting over the wall—this property was in our bed room—the door was shut, but not locked and he knew the room very well—I cannot say how the prisoner gets his living—he side he was a cabinet maker.

WILLIAM REYNOLDS . I am an officer. I am an heard of this about ten o'clock in the morning, and at eleven o'clock I went to a brothel near Sadler's Wells—I found the prisoner with these clothes on him—I asked him where he got them—he said they belonged to the prosectuor—I found on him four keys one a skeleton key—one of the keys opens the door of the house where he lodged—he had a silver watch.

WILLIAM COLTON I went with Reynolds in search of the prisoner—I said, "There is a watch missing," and he pulled it out of his pocket, and gave it to me.

SAMUEL FOX ATKINSON , The coat, waistcoat, and handkerchief are mine—I never lent them to the prisoner.

JAMES GEORGE JOHNSON . I slept in the same room that night—I lost my watch trowses, and neck handkerchief—they are here—I put the watch on a table in the same room when went to bed—I had seen the prisosner there once or twice.

Prisoner. The door was open—I went in to go to bed, but when I got there I found there were two in the bed—I was quite intoxicated.

GUILTY Aged 22— Transported for Seven Years.

OLD COURT.—Saturday February 6, 1836.

Second Jury before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-502
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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502. ESTHER WERLOCK was indicted for stealing on the 3rd of January, 1 purse, value 6d.; 1 sovereign; and 3 shilings; the goods and monies of George Gilbert, from his person.

GEORGE GILBERT . I am clerk to a special pleader in the Temple, and live in White's-row, Spitalfields. On the 3rd of January I met the prisoner and another in Holborn, about twelve o'clock—they begged a few halfpence

of me, saying it was a very cold night—I was quite sober—I was going to give the prisoner some—while I was taking halfpence out of my pocket she put her hand into my pocket and drew my purse—that happened in a house in Glooster-court—she said, "Come in here, you will see what you have got"—she asked me for the halfpence in Holborn, just at the corner of Gloster court and she said, "Come in here"—I gave her 4d—that was in the house—I belive it is a common brothel—I went into the parlour, on the ground floor—there were several people in the room—I did not know it was a brothel—the reason I went in was to see if I might have any silver in my pocket with the halfpence, and not to give them—nobody asked me for money in the room-the prisoner said, "You have got more money," and she put in her hand in my pocket and drew my purse—I caught her hand, and saw my purse in it—she thrust herself on me—I had this coat on—it was not buttoned for the halfpence were in my left-hand waistcoat pocket—my puse was in my right-hand troweser pocket—I know it was there before I went in, and my silver was there also—I had other silver besides what was in the puse in my waistcoat pocket—I think 1s. 6d. besides the halfpence—I left that in my pocket—I was able to discern that, by feeling—when I took out the halfpence I found no silver among it—I said to the prisoner "Return me my purse, or I will punish you "—she ran out of the room—I had no idea she was going to run away with it—when she took it there were six or seven people there—I was not asked to pay anything—I gave 4 1/2 d., and that was quite enough, I think—the girls wanted it for beer in the street—she ran home to her own house, and I went after her—the people of the house dirceted me where she lived, but she was not at home when I got there—the officer searched the house—there was 1l. 3s. 6d. in my purse—I counted it only a short time before at the Crown and Six Cans in Holborn whre I belong to a Society—it was a little before twelve o'clock that I went in there—I saw the money was safe in my purse there—wer she was taken, 13s. 3d. was found on her, but no purse.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Your object in having any thing to do with her was out of a charitable feeling to give her the halfpence? A. Yes—I merely went into the house—I had no idea what house it was—the door was open—I do not think there was a light in the passage—there was a candle in the room and several people—I think they were all women—I sat down—I began to think then that it was an improper house—I did not run out when I found it out—I did not remain against my will—I had not been there two minutes before the prisoner drew my purse—I saw no danger—I do not think the prisoner was sitting down at all—my purse was in my trowsers pocket—I do not know why I sat down—I had been out walking a good deal—I did not go there ofr any improper purpose—I caught hold of her hand while she was in the act of drawing the purse—I could not keep hold of it—I did not stop there the rest of the night—I did not go back to that house—I did sleep at a brothel that night.


Before Mr. Justice Vaughan.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-503
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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503. JOHN EDWARDS was indicted for feloniously killing and slaying Leonard Coleman.

MR. CHAMBERS conducted the Prosecution.

ANDREW MAIN . On the night fo the 30th of January I was in an omnibus

called the "Emperor, "at the Angel, at Islington—the name of Bolton was inside—it stopped at the Angel about a minute and half or two minutes—it was a little after eleven o'clock at night—the "Dart" came up about a minute or minute and a half afterwards—some words passed between the conductors of the "Dart" and "Emperor; "but I do not know what they were—the horses of the "Dart "moved, and at the same time ours moved on as well—I can hardly say which moved first—we started rater slowly from the Angel, and went at a brisk pace along the road, till we came to Penton-street—rather sharper than they generally go—it might have been eight or nine miles an hour, but I am sure I cannot say—I do "Dart "at Penton-street, where we stopped to put down a passenger—after stopping there, the omnibus set off again—when we started it moved on gently; and when we got a few yards it went off rather sharp, at a brisk pace, down the bill—(I suppose it was eight or nine miles an hour,) and had got about a hundred yards form the corner of Penton-street, when I felt the left fore-wheel of the omnibus lifted up; and immediately after, the glass at the head of the omnibus broke on the left-hand side—I was sitting on the right-hand side—what tey call the near side—the passengers then called out to get out—the conductor could have haeard—the omnibus was not stopped—the pace was slackened, but not immediately—it might have gone one or two hundred yards farther before it slackend—when it slackened, four or five persons got out in the best way they could, without the omnibus stopping—it created a good deal of alarm—we were all up in the omnibus at the time—it was beautiful moonlight night—I believe the moon was nearly full—I saw there was danger in getting out, and I sat down—the omnibus went on at a furious rate to very near Euston-square, which is about half a mile from where the people got out—it stopped a little before it got to Euston-square, where the people got out—it stopped afrewards at Tottenham-court-road, and I got out.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS Q. Pentonville hill is a considerable steep hill? A. It is—of curse it would go on a little quicker down the hill—I should think it was difficult to pull up, going down a hill—I don't know whether I had gone by this omnibus before—I frequently travel by omnibuses—the persons getting out, and the crash, made a considerable noise—the noise was created by the passenger inside endeavuring to get out, and the glass smashing—I did not know at the time what accident had happened—I canot say the horses might tnot have been a little frightened.

JURY Q. Do your consider the horses trotted or galloped? A. I was an inside passenger, and cannot say—I should rather think they were gallopping—they went much quicker than before the accident.

SAMUEL CHARLES CROSS FISH, ESQ . I am a barrister of the Inner Temple. I was a passenger in the "Emperor" on the night of the 30th of January and heard an alteration between two persons at the Angel—I believe it to have been between the two drives of the "Emperor" and the "Dart"—the "Dart" started frist, but I think had not got bayond the horses heads of the "Emperor", when the "Emperor" also started, slowly at first, but as soon as the horses got into a trot, in my judgement, we went at the rate of eight or nine miles an hour—all I observed with respect to the "Dart "was it proceeded a few yards, we then passed it, and there appeared to me no effort on the part of the driver of the "Dart" to race,

and I did not notice it afterwards—after proceeding four or five hundred yards (I cannot say whether it was opposite Penton-street or not,) there was simultaneously a breaking in of the glass of the fore window, and at the same time a passing over something the road—that was going down the hill—according to my judgment, we were then going at the rate of eight or nine miles an hour—in consequence of an observation made by a gentleman in the omnibus I looked out at the window of the door and thirty or forty yards behind the omnibus I saw something lying in the road—I could not discover whether it was a man or what—it was a beautiful moonlight night—I immediately desire the cad in attendance to stop, and I believe all the passengers called to him to stop—the pace of the ominous was not slackened—we proceeded thirty or forty yards before it did stop and then it made a regular stop—I thing two passengers got out before myself, and went in a direction of the object lying in the road—I told the coachman to stop, and told him he had either driven over somebody or killed somebody—I cannot say what were my exact words—I insisted on his stopping at the same time called out for the police—a policeman came up at the instant and went towards the horses' heads, and desired the coachman to stop—I think the conductor told the coachman to go on, which he did immediately and galloped so fast down the hill, that sight and hearing—I was calling after it, "Stop him, stop him," and the policeman was running after it.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON, Q. Are you aware of the state of the road on Pentonville hill? A. I am not some months ago it was in a very dangerous state but I cannot say how it was at this time—it is certainly not in that bad state it was some months ago—I do not say it is not in a bad state now, but I remember when it was much worse.

COURT Q. Was there anything in the road to account for the jolting? Do you suppose it arose from the road being so bad? A. No; it appeared to me we had passed over something lying in the road and that it was not a hard substance—it did not produce that sensation which passing over stones or a hard substance would.

MR. CLARKSON Q. Not like going over a heap of dirt? A. It was not unlike that supposing there were no stones in the dirt—I heard no cry whatever—I have not been to the spot since—I cannot say on which side Penton-street it happened—when I got out my attention was directed to stop the driver—I have no recollection stopping at the corner of Penton-street—if it stopped to let out a passenger, it is not my recollection—I should say the accident happened within about fourty or fifty yards of Penton-street, but I am speaking quite at a guss—I have very frequently travelled in omnibuses—I do not know that the driver is under the control of the conductor, but I certainly have noticed that they seem to obey his directions.

SAMUEL WILLIAMS . I was conductor of the "Dart" on the night of the 30th of January—when we arrive at the Angel I found the "Emperor" there—the prisoner was the driver of the "Emperor "—some words arose berween the two drivers, about the time of starting—that the "Emperor" was stopping behind its time—Poole the driver of the "Dart," threatened to go on with it—he started first, but did not take the lead—the "Empero" led the way, and stopped at the corner of Penton-street—we came abreast of it on the other side of the road—Penton-street is on the right-hand side of the road—that would make the "Emperor" cross to its wrong side of the

road to draw up—the "Dart" was on the left side, which was its proper side, and the "Emperor"kept on the right hand side from the Angel—the "Dart" had not passed it, but was abreast of it when it started from Penton-street—they did not keep abreast—the "Emperor "went first down the hill—it crossed over towards its proper side, and went thirty or forty yards down the hill before the accident happened—it corssed to its right side gradually, I beleive—it was thirty or forty yards before us when the accident happened—that was the distance as far as I can judge—it was then crossing to the middle of the road, with intention, I thought, of going to the other side of the road—it still inclined to the other side of the road—it was a moonlight night.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS Q. Have you been long conductor of the "Dart?" A. about six month—the driver always obeys the directions of the conductor.

COURT Q. The condutor looks for passengers, and gives directions to stop when he sees a passenger? A. Yes, but he has notheing to do with the mangement of the horses—I am behind—I direct the driver to stop, to put passengers down.

MR. PHILLIPS Q. Does not the conductor very often direct the driver to go faster or slower? A. Yes which he generally obeys—that is the case with all omnibuses—the prinicipal person—it is the safest way to cross gradually—crossing abruptly might upset a vehicle giong down a hill—I have know the prisoner three or four months—he has five children—I never heard of his having any accident before—the "Dart" was going about seven or eight miles an hour, and that was pretty much the pace of the other—we cannot avoid going quicker down hill than on a flat—it is merely a guess when I say we were thirty or forty yards from each other—I cannot say—it might not be fifteen yards.

COURT Q. Did you see the unfortunate gentleman who met with the accident? A. I did not—the other omnibus would prevent my seeing him being behind it—the "Dart" does not belong to the same proprietor—the prisoner has appeared to me to conduct himself properly.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. The conductor is not in a situation to see any thing on the road is he? A. No.

STEPHEN DE LABERTAUCHE . I am a cabinet-maker and live in Stanmore-street, St. Pancras-road. I was in the New-road near the Angel, on night of the 30th of January, and saw the "Emperor" and "Dart" going towards King's-Cross, at a very rapid rate, abreast—that was before they got to Penton-street—I had occasion to stop a short time, and lost sight of them, till I got to the Belvidere—I then saw them both driving down the hill at a very rapid rate, near the middle of the road, about theree or four yards from each other, as near as I could say—they were abreast of each other, but about two or three yards apart—I saw a horse standing in the middle of the road—I had seen nothing happen before that—that was as near the Belvidere Tavern railing as possible, nearly opposite the gas-lamp—the omnibuses wree about one-third down the hill at that time, going at a very rapid rate, indeed, a great deal faster than usual—but I am no judge of horses—I cannot say whether they were galloping or trotting—they appeared to me the racing, by what I could see—I saw a person lying in the middle of the road on his face—I directly ran and assisted in picking him up—the horse was about three or four yards from the gentleman—he was carried to a doctor's immedidely I assited aftwards in taking him to St. Bartholomew's hospital in a coach.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. On which side of the road were you on? A. On the right hand side, the Penton-street side—I did not observe the horse, till after the accident had happened—I looked at the horse—I did not notice that it was in perspiration and sweat—it was sufficiently light for me to see if the horse was hot—I did not examine it, but I saw no smoke coming from it—I was not examined before the Coroner—the omnibuses, in my judgement were racing down the hill—going straight down—not crossing the road at all—I suppose a carriage might have passed on either side of the road by the pavement—they were running abreast when I first saw them—that was when they had just left the Angel—Pentonville bill is full half a quarter of a mile long—it is a long hill.

COURT Q. Do I understand you that you saw them soon after starting from the Angel, and at that time they were driving fast and abreast of each other? A. Yes—I then lost sight of them, and saw them again abreast of each other, beyond Penton-street—when I saw them down the hill, after the accident there was room for a bus or a man on horseback to pass between them, and there was room for an omnibus to go either side of them.

RICHARD EVERARD . I am a bricklayer. I was going up Pentonville-hill, on the night of the 30th of January and saw a gentleman on horseback I going up the hill at full gallop—he was very near the top of the hill—I saw two omnibuses coming down the hill, abreast of each other—there was a very shot space between them—not room for a carriage, nor for a man to ride safely between them-there was plenty of room on each side—the gentleman was riding in the middle of the road, and the omnibuses were in the middle of the road, going at the rate of eight or mine miles an hour—there was nothing to prevent the gentleman's going on either side—I saw the gentleman falling between the two omnibuses—after he fell the minibuses kept on at the same pace—I assisted in taking him up and took him to St. Bartholomew's hospital.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were the omnibuses in sight when you first saw the gentleman? A. They were—he was then about fifty yards from them—I could see both the gentleman and the omnibuses—he was between me and them—I have no doubt but he must have seen them—if he was sober he could not fail to see them—e might have gone on either side of the road if he had taken ordinary pains—he was galloping at a full rate.

COURT Q. You saw him fall; did you see how he came in contact with the omnibus? A. I did not—he was coming up in the middle of the road—I did not see the omnibuses crossing the road—they appeared going abreast of each other—the gentleman was galloping when the accident happened—he contained on the gallop up to the time of his being thrown and at that time there was room on both sides—he sat on his horse very well when he passed me—he appeared to me to be quite sober as he sat on his horse.

RICHARD WARNER I was going up Pentonville-hill on this night, and saw the deceased pass me on horseback—I was just below St. James's Chapel, going up the hill—he appeared to me going at the rate of not more than seven miles an hour—he was cantering—he appeared to me to ride steadily, and have the perfect command of his horse—(I did not see the omnibuses at that time, but in a very short space of time)—when I last saw the gentleman he appeared to me to bearing towards the middle of the road—I did not see the accident happen—I heard something of a confused

noise shortly after he passe me—he was on his proper side of the road—on the chapel side, and bearing rather the middle of the road—after hearing the noise, both the omnibuses passed me—they appeared to me to be nearby abreast of one another—one of them was bearing more to his wrong side of the road than the other—he was bearing to the chapel side, but was rather in the middle of the road—he was nearest to the chapel side than the other—he was going in a straight direction—I mean that he was nearer to the wrong side than to the right—the other was on its proper side—when they passed me they were nearly abreast, but one was nearer to me than the other—the one on the wrong side was nearest to me—I cannot tell which it was, I did not see the accident.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON Q. When you first saw the gentleman cantering up hill, had you the omnibus in your sight? A. No—after the gentleman passed me, he appeared to diverge into the middle of the road—whether that was to avoid the omnibuses I cannot tell, for I did not see them—if he had kept as near the side as when I saw him, he would have escaped the mischief he passed me—the omnibus was full three yards from the footpath when it passed me—I could not see whether the gentleman increased his pace when he went up the hill.

JAMES O'BRIEN . I am a policeman I was on duty at the corner of Claremont-square at the time of the accident—I saw an omnibus stop a the corner of Penton-street, which turned out to be the "Emperor"—I saw the other omnibus come along on the proper side of the way—coming at a regular pace—not furiously—that omnibus had passed me, when the "Emperor" started from Penton-street, it crossed the road to get before the other, but it did not—they both ran double (abreast,) and ran so, it may be for twenty of thirty yards—there was not room for a carriage to pass between them—I cannot say whether a gentleman could pass on horseback—there was plenty of room on each side for any thing to pass at the time they were running abreast—I heard a crash, looked into the road and saw the gentleman lying on his face—I went and picked him off the gorund—another man took him out of my hands, and I pursued the omnibuses.

COURT. Q. In what position was he lying in reference to the omnibus? A. He laid rather on the Belvidere side of the road, which is the same side as the chapel—I found him within a yard or two of the middle of the road.

THOMAS BURROWS . I am fourteen years old. I was going down Pentonville-hill on the night of the accident, running behind the "Emperor," rather bearing to the Belvedere side of the road—nearer to that side than the other—I was holding by the spring of the "Emperor"—I saw a gentleman coming up the hill at full gallop, about one lamp distant from the omnibus—he was rather swaggling about from one side to the other—he was riding very fast indeed, and he struck his forehead right up against the left hand corner of the omnibus—the omnibus was going straight at the time—I saw the gentleman fall—I did not hear him call out before he was struck—the omnibus went on.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS Q. Were you on the steps of the omnibus, or merely holding the spring, as it was going on? A. Holding the spring—I was examined before the Magistrate and Coroner—the gentleman did not appear to have the command of his horse—he was first on one side, and then on the other side of his horse—he could keep his seat very well, but was swaggling from one side to the other—when he fell, I ran from the omnibus held up his head, and looked at his forehead—I was able to let go of the omnibus, and go and assist him—his forehead and head were broken in—I am sure I saw

him strike hs head agains the bus before he fell off his horse—I am no relation or friend of the prisoner.

JURY Q. On what side of the omnibus were you hanging to the spring—on the chapelside, or the other? A. On the left side, where the conductor stands, I was looking straight on—the gentleman was more on the left side of the omnibus than the right—I could see him in the middle of the road as he was coming between me and the bus—I held the spring with my right hand.

JAMES BENNETT . I am not twelve years old. I saw this gentleman before the accident happened—he was riding gently—the omnibuses were going very fast indeed—the gentleman apperard to be riding steadily—I saw him strike his forehead against the left hand corner of the omnibus, and saw him fall.

WILLIAM BERESFORD . I am a policeman. I was on duty on this night, and saw the gentelman riding up Pentonville-hill—he was going very rapidly—very shortly afterwards I saw two omnibuses coming down the hill at the rate of ten miles an hour—I afterwards saw the horse standing in the road, and assisted in picking up the gentleman—I afterwards saw him dead.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS Q. At what rate do you think the gentleman was going? A. Full faster than the omnibuses—he was galloping—I believe I said before the Coroner tha he went at the rate of twelve miles and hour.

JURY Q. Did he keep that pace till the accident occurred? A. I cannot say. I lost sight of him at the time—I should think he must have got very nearly up to the omnibuses, but I lost sight of him all at once—the omnibuses coming down at such a furious rate, took my attention, and when they got within fifty yards of me, I saw the horse standing in the road—he did not apperar to slacken his pace while I saw him but I was 150 yards off.

WILLIAM LAWRENCE . I am a policeman. I saw the omnibuses at the bottom of Pentonville-hill, going at the rate of twelve miles an hour—that was after the accident—I did not see the accident.

GEORGE LLOYD I saw the gentleman riding up the hill—he was going at a brisk pace—at a rapid rate—I consider he was galloping.

JOHN LUNT FENNER . I am a surgeon. The deceased was brought to my house in King's-row Pentonville, about half past eleven o'clock—he was then alive—I saw immediately that he had suffered a most formidable injury of the brain, and fracutre of the jaw-bone, and was in a state of the greatest danger—I said the best thing was to put him into a coach, and convey him to St. Bartholemew's hospital—he was in such a state, it would not be prudent, as he sat in a chair in my parlour, to examine him particularly, but I saw his skull and jaw-bone were fractured—there is no doubt his death was owing to that—as soon as he was conveyed from my house, I went with Mr. Brass, and saw such a quantity of blood on the road, as I never saw before from an accident—it was out of the cnetre of the road, near the Belvedere side.

ANTHUR SQUIRE I am house surgeon of St. Bartholomew's hospital. I saw the deceased when he was brought into the hospital—he was dead then—it was about twelve o'clock at night—I examined his head—the skull was fractured on the left side—that undoubtedly caused his death—it might be caused by either a blow or a fall.

THOMAS NORRIS , I knew Leonard Coleman—I saw him at Tattersall's

between five and six o'clock on the evening of the accident—he was then sober—I do not know whether he had dined at that time.

WILLIAM LEMON I live in Portland-terrace, New-road Mr. Coleman came to my house at a quarter before six o'clcok on this evening and drank tea with me—he took a little gin and water about half past eight o'clcok wen he went away—he was quite sober when he went from me—he went away on horse back.

MARY ANN COLEMAN . The deceased was my husband's own brother—I saw him at a little after ten o'clock—he called at our house, but did not come in—I live in Thornaugh-mews. Sussex-street, Tottenham-court-road—he said he was late, and would not come in—I got him to look at a wound on a horse's back, and he fomented it—he took nothing at my house—he was upwards of half an hour at our house.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. He was in a hurry to get home, I believe? A. Yes—he did not appear in the least our of the common way that night—I never said so to any body—I do not know a person named Pearce—I have seen such a person and have spoken to him—I did not say to him, that from the rhodomantade way in which he went on, I thought he must have taken something—I said I had observed to my little girl when he was gone, that he was very talkative, and I knew not whether he had taken any thing or not.

GEORGE MARTIN . I live in Drummond-street, Hampstead-road, about half a mile from Pentonville-hill, Mr. Coleman called on me, on the night of the accident, about half-past ten—he and I had sixpenny worth of cold gin and water, between us—at left my house a eleven o'clock—he was perfectly sober when he left—at least he was just a little talkative, and that; but the was quite sober, and rode away form me very steadily—he said to me, "Which way shall I go home?"—I said, "To get out of the way, you had better go down Judd-street "—I wished him to get out of the way of the buses; because it is very dangerous for a man to ride on horse back in the New road at night.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Particularly if he gallops? A. Yes—I recommended him not to go up the hill—it was after he had been to Mrs. Coleman's that I saw him.

Prisoner's Defence. I have a wife and five children depending on my earnings—I am very sorry for the accident. On saturday night, at a quarter-past eleven o'clock, I was at the angel, and started away when my time was called—I stopped to set down a passenger at Penton-street, and drew from there to the near side—I drove off again, and made away to get over on to the near side—I saw a gentleman come galloping up the hill—he appeared to be very much intoxicated—I called out to him three or four times, but could not make him hear—I pulled up my horses, to bear away to the other side—I did not think he had struck the bus at all—I got half way down the hill, and heard a hallooing out—I stopped as soon as I could, and some gentlemen got out—the conductor called out, "All right," and I went on.

WILLIAM BRASS . I am a builder and am a neighbour of Mr. Fenner's and know him—I was going down the hill and saw the deceased riding at a most rapid rate—I followed him, and then saw an omnibus come; but not at a rapid rate—I should think the gentleman was riding at the rate of fifteen miles an hour; but I am not much of a judge—he was galloping—he appeared to ride against the omnibus, and it appeared that his forehead struck against the fore part of the omnibus—I saw his horse afterwards; but can not tell what state it was in.

MR. CHAMBERS, Q. Where did you first see the gentleman? A. On the hill, near St. James's Chapel—he appeared to sit firmly, until he arrived near the omnibus—he then appeared careless, and ran against the omnibus—I cannot say that I heard any one calling out as he approached the omnibus.

JAMES PETTS . I am boot and shone-maker, and live in Winchester-street, Pentonville, last Saturday evening, about twenty minutes past eleven o'clock, I was standing at the corner of Winchester-street, watching for an omnibus to take a friend of mine, and saw the gentleman on horseback coming up the hill, at a furious rate—I should say form fifteen to twenty miles an hour—galloping as hard as he could gallop—I remarked to my wife at the time, that I expected an accident—I watched him a considerable distance up the hill.

MR. CHAMBERS, Q. Were you lower down the hill than Penton-street? A. Yes; five or six turnings—about a quarter of a mile—it was a beautiful moon-light night—the hill is very steep—the gentleman was waving first on one side of his horse and then on the other—I expected an accident—he was either in liquor, or else he had no command of his horse; but in my opinion, he was in liquor—I was at the inquest; but was not called.

JOHN DIXON . I live in Rawstorne-street, Clerkenwell, I was coming up Pentonville-hill, about eleven o'clock, and saw a gentleman on horse-back riding at a very furious rate—I should imagine twelve miles an hour, galloping—he continued to gallop, while in my sight—I called out to him, to beg of him to stop—I said, "Stop, for you will run over somebody"—he did not stop; but took no notice of anybody—Miss Brownwitch was with me,

MR. CHAMBERS, Q. What part of the hill was it? A. Near the Penitentiary.

—Brownwitch/. I was Mr. Dixon when the accident happened—I saw the gentleman riding up the hill, at a most furious rate—my companion called out to him—he took no notice, but continued to go on as quick as he possibly could.


Before Mr. Justice Williams.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-504
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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MARY WARDEN . I am a window, I have charge of Colonel Michael Barne's house, No, 37, Lower Grosvenor-street, I took charge of it on the 20th of July, when the family went out of town—I never had the care of the house before—I perceived nothing wrong for a good while—I lived in the house form the 20th of July, and on the 24th of November, I lost a clock, off the bracket in the hall, a tea-caddy form the dining-room, a tin canister form the library, some livery form the attic, and three counterpanes—I missed them all that day, at twenty minutes after four o'clock—I saw the counterpanes before the rubbery, on the afternoon of 24th of November, and I missed them after nine o'clock in the evening of the next day, when the robbery was found out—I saw the counterpanes again last Wednesday week, at Marlborough-street, in the custody of Schofield the

officer none of the things were locked up in the house—no door or cuphoard, or any fastening of the house was broken—a box was broken.

WILLIAM HARPER . I am a broker. I know the prisoner—he came on the 24th of November to my premises with another man, who I should know by sight—he went by the name of George Hooker—the prisoner brought the clock for sale—he said it was his own property, without my asking him the question—the other man brought the tea-caddy—the prisoner said he wanted to dispose of both the articles, and that they were both his property—they brought them between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, as near as I can recollect—I bought them of the prisoner—he asked 6l. for the two, and I gave him 4l.—I had them in my possession nearly a fortnight—I took the clock to Mr. Dwerrihouse, to be repaired, and when I sent for it, in about a week, it was claimed as Colonel Barne's—I took it to Colonel Barne's house, and left it there—I had disposed of the teacaddy to Thomas Such, and Colonel Barnes got it next morning—I took Back the clock about three weeks after I bought it of the prisoner—I am sure he is the man who sold it to me—I had seen him twice before—he promised to bring me the winder next morning, but did not.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How long have you been in business? A. Four Years; I thought 4l. a very fair sum for them, in their present condition—it cost me nearly a sovereign to repair the clock—I should consider 4l. too much for the clock alone, in its present condition—I should think 3l. 3s. a very fair price in the state it was in—the other man took no part in the sale—I bought them of the prisoner,

COURT Q. Is Such here? A. No; he was not desired to attend—I know him very well—he is a master carpenter and undertaker, and lives in Bowling-street, Cornhill.

JOHN GIBLING . I am a policeman. I was sent in search of the prisoner, and form him on the 6th of January, at the corner of Bear-street, Leicester-square at three o'clock in the morning, stealing against a public-house door, with a lot of other people—I took him to St. James's station-house—I told him I had orders form the Magistrate at Marlborough-street, to take him, when I found him, on a charge of felony—he said he had done nothing—next morning, one of our men was bringing him to the office, and I met them—I said to him, "George, I suppose you know what you are going there now for," he said, "Yes, and so do you, for that clock, and tea-caddy I sold for 4l. "—I told him yes it was—he said he sold it for 4l. to Mr. Harper, in Gray's-inn-lane—I said yes it was so—he said I thought I should get into a row about that at last,

BENJAMIN SCHOFIELD , I am a constable of Marlborough-street office I know Thomas Such, a carpenter and undertaker—he lives at No, 29. Bowling-street, Clerkenwell—I got this tea-caddy form Mrs. Such, and have had it ever since—I received a clock the same day (Thursday, the 10th of December) form Colonel Barne's house, form Mr. Ambler—I saw the prisoner at Marlborough-street office on Wednesday, the 6th of January—I did not know him before—asked him where he got the caddy and clock form, the he sold at Harper's, in Gray's-inn-lane—he said he was in a gin-shop one night in Cromer-street, about nine o'clock, in company with Ned Hooker, and a man came in and offered them a sovereign to sell it, which they did for 4l., and they had a sovereign for the job—on the 27th of January I went to Mr. Gill's, in consequence of information, and got the counterpanes and a sofa-cover, which I have had ever since.

Cross-examined. Q. He never concealed where he sold them, nor who was with him? A. No,

WILLIAM HARPER re-examined, That is the clock I bought, and took to Colonel Barne's.

JAMES GILL , I know the prisoner—he has pawned articles with me—he brought these counterpanes and a sofa-cover to my shop to pawn, and I stopped them, on the 25th of November—he said he was sent by his father to pawn them—I refused to take them, and he left them with me—I afterwards gave them to the officer,

WILLIAM AMBER . I am butler to Col. Barne, This tea-caddy is his property—it was in the house when I left town, on the 22nd of July—the clock also belongs to him, and was in the house when I left—I have examined the marks on the counterpanes, and they belong to the Colonel—the witness was left in charge of the house—she wrote to Colonel Barne on the 25th of November giving information, and he sent me to town on the 26th, form Suffolk—the clock is worth 14l., and the caddy 2l.

MARY WARDEN re-examined. I have examined the counterpanes—they are what were in the house—and the clock and caddy, which I missed on the 24th of November.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know the prisoner? A. No; I never saw him till he was at the office—none of the drawers were locked where the counterpanes were—I was not alone in the house that day—a woman named Atkinson was with me—she slept in the house on the 23rd of November—she used to hold a situation in the Bazaar—nobody else was in the house to my knowledge—on the 23rd a young man named Goodwin called, but he only staid a few minutes—there was no man in the house on the 23rd or 24th—on man slept there—on my nobody but myself and Mrs. Atkinson slept in the house that night—there was no man in the house on the 24th—I never said there was.

Q. Did you ever say, among some friends who called to see you, that there was a man and woman who staidthere, and were allowed to sleep? A. Not on the 23rd—it was before that—the man's name was Morris, he called to see me out of friendship, and formed an acquaintance with Mrs. Atkinson, which I did not allow—I disapproved of it—Morris slept in the house—that was three weeks before the robbery—he first called din October—he came three times in October—he only slept there one night—he was speaking to Mrs. Atkinson—I did not think he would take the liberty to sleep there—he did sleep there, but not with my consent—I did not know it—I found it out afterwards—I knew he slept there—he slept in the attic—Mrs. Atkinson slept in the same room—Mrs. Atkinson did not quit the house afterwards—I allowed her to stay there after that—she used to go out occasionally in the day-time.

Q. As you never saw the prisoner in the house, and as the house was not broken open, what was there to prevent Mrs. Atkinson, at various times, taking the property and giving it to people? A. she did not; for on the afternoon the property was taken I went out and Mrs. Atkinson with me—I do not know where she is now—I knew her twelve month—she slept in the house nine weeks with me—she was an acquaintance, and through distress I allowed her to sleep, not thinking she was a bad disposed woman, or I would not have allowed it—she remained in the house as long as I did—she said had no place to go to, and I did not know she was a had woman—I knew she slept with Morris the night he stopped there—she was not in health then—she went out—I acknowledge myself very

much in fault for letting her stop there after that, but she was in want, and my heart was kind to assist her a little—she was no friend, but an acquaintance, who has injured me very much—I do not know where she lives now—I have not seen her for three weeks—I have not inquired after her—she went out with me, and I left the property in the house at that time—the drawers were left unlocked—we went out at half-past four o'clock on the 24th, and returned at nine o'clock, or a little after—I found the door locked, as I had left it—I believe the house must have been entered with a key—the lock of the door was not at all hurt—Morris called once after sleeping there.

COURT. Q. You mean to say you left all the things safe 24th, and all were gone when you came back? A. Yes; Mrs. Atkinson is a single woman, and is fifty years old—she is not married, to my knowledge—she passes as a single woman.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Why tell my Lord that you missed some of the preperty at twenty minutes past four o'clock? A. I said that property was all there at twenty minutes past four o'clock,

Prisoner's Defence, The things were given to me, as I said, to sell at a public-house—I sold the caddy and clock for 4l., next morning the same man gave me the counterpanes, and things.

JURY to MRS. WARDEN. Q. Was the key of the house in your possession at the time you were out? A. Yes; I had it in my pocket—I always kept it in my pocket—there is no second key to go out of doors with—there is only one key to the door—there is a large key inside, but the large key was in the door when I went out, and when I came back—there are two locks on the door—it is not called a latch-key.

(James Paul, omnibus-driver, Paddington; John Wingate, carpenter, Warren-street, Fitzroy-square; and James Beazly, tailor, Adam-street, East, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY of stealing above the value of 5l., but not of breaking and entering,— Transported for Life,

First Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-506
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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506. ROBERT WAITER, alias Higgins , was indicted for feloniously, and knowingly putting off I counterfeit shilling, he having been before convicted as a common utterer of counterfeit coin.

Hon, MR. SCARLET and MR. CHAMBERS conducted the Prosecution,

CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I am assistant-solicitor to the Mint, I produce a copy of the record of the conviction of Robert Waiter, for uttering counterfeit silver—he was convicted here in January, 1835—I have examined it with the original record—it is a true copy.

JAMES BEAZLEY . I was present when waiter was tried here last January—the prisoner is the man—I was a witness in the case—he is the person mentioned in the record (copy of the record read.)

MAKIA HOMEGOLD . I am shopwoman to Angelina Beauchamp, a tobacconist in Wellington-street, Strand On the 9th of January the prisoner came to the shop and asked for a quarter of an ounce of tobacco, and 1d. pipe, which came to 2d.—he offered half-a-crown in payment—I gave him 2s. 4d. change, and he went away—I put the half-crown in the till there was no other there—I showed it to a gentleman, and then went to a public-house, showed it to a young woman, who returned it to me after putting it in her mouth, and biting it—I brought it back to the shop—I had

a bad live-shilling-piece besides I wrapped them both in paper, and put them in one corner of the till, till Sunday night, when I gave the half-crown to the policeman—I am certain it is the same, as I always lock the till up at night, and open it in the morning, and I kept it separate form other money on the Sunday night the prisoner came again for a quarter of an ounce of tobacco, which was 1d.—I served him, and he put down 1s., which I took up, I thought it was bad, and gave it to my mistress behind the counter—I went out, as if for charge, and fetched the policeman—I noticed the prisoner the first time, as he had been before, and I knew him again—I gave him into custody to the policeman, and gave the policeman the half-crown at the shop when he came in, and the shilling I had just received—it never went out my hand.

Prisoner. Q. when I gave you the half-crown, did not you say a gentlemen standing before the fire said it was a bad one? A. Alter you were gone out he said, "Let me look at that half-crown"—I gave it to him, and he said it was bad—I am certain he returned me the same, for I never lost sight of it—my mother has shown it in my presence—I am never out of the shop.

WILLIAM SIMMONDS . I am a policeman. I was called in on Wednesday evening to take the prisoner into custody—I searched him, and found on him tow half-crown-pieces, and two good sixpences—Homegold gave me the half-crown and shilling which I produce.

JOHN FIELD . I am inspector of coin to the mint, and have been so for many years. this half-crown and shilling are both counterfeit—they are made of Britannia metal.

Prisoner to MARY HOMEGOLD. Q. On Sunday evening did you not state you gave the shilling to your mistress, and said something to her in French, and she returned the shilling? A. She said before the policeman, when she bit it, it that was bad—I never lost sight of it—she said she could tell by the sound of the money whether it was good or bad.

MR. FIELD re-examined, The Britannia metal has a knell.

Prisoner's Defence, I did not know the shilling was bad.

GUILTY , Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-507
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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507. ELLEN KANAR was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January, at St. Giles-in-the-fields, 13 sovereigns, and 1 half-sovereign, the monies of John Carroll, her master, in his dwelling-house.

JOHN CARROLL , I am a stone-mason, and live in Short's-gardens, Drury-lace, in the parish of St. Giles, I occupy the whole house, and pay the rates—a week before Christmas the prisoner came to me as servant—I agreed to give her 1s. a-week, but never gave her any money—she had her board and lodging—I only had her to mind the place and my children on the 27th of January I went to my desk, and there was 9l., in it the same afternoon I gave my wife four sovereigns and a half, not out of the 9l., and gave her the key to put it to rest—I went out, and next morning (Thursday) I missed the money—I found the desk locked; I forced it open, and all the money was gone—the key was gone as well. and I never saw it afterwards—I apprehended the prisoner on Friday I did not see her searched.

Prisoner, Q. Did I not came to your place on Christmas-eve? A. she came five day before Christmas, and remained there, living in the house and acting as servant all the time.

MARGARET CARROLL . I am the prosecutor's wife. On Wednesday

afternoon, the 27th of January, my husband gave me four sovereigns and a half and a key—I went to a neighbours's stopped half an hour, and went home to the back room, where my husband told me to put the 4l. 10s.—I put it into the desk with the nine sovereigns—the prisoner was present when I put the money in, and saw me put it there—I counted it before her, and slue asked me if that was all had made up towards my quarater's rent—we hold there house and pay 18l., 15s. each quarter—she said again, "Is that all?" I said, "Yes"—I went into Drury-lane, and put the Key on the mantel-piece—I was gone about three-quarters of an hour—the prisoner was there when I went out, and when I came back she was gone—I never saw her again till she was in custody on the Friday evening after, going towards the station-house in George-street—we let our house out in lodgings—the prisoner had lived there for about nine months before, but came that the last time the week before Christmas—she boarded and slept there always, and had not been away till the 27th.

Prisoner, Q. Did not you come down form West-street, Covent-garden, and ask me to came to dinner with you, and I refused; and did I not come home and dine with you on Christmas evening? A. It is quite wrong indeed; you were our servant, you did not treat me and Mrs. Waters in the street—I did not drink a drop of liquor at your expense—she said she was very bad, and I took her to the Red Lion, where we had a quarter of rum, which I paid for.

Q. Did I not you for my bonnet and shawl? A. No, you did not.

BENJAMIN CARPENTER , I am barman at the Red Lion and still, in Drury-lane, On the 27th of January the prisoner came and called for a quartern of rum, and gave me 1s., at seven o'clock in the evening—the witness Anderson was with her—I gave her her change, and she said to me, "Will you take care of some money for me?"—I said, "Where did you get it form?"—she said, "Never mind; you take care of it till tomorrow"—she gave me six sovereigns—I said, "I hop you will come and fetch it away to-morrow;" and she did so.

Prisoner, Q. Have not I left money in your care before? A. Yes; sometimes 3s., sometimes 5s.—she has never left gold.

MARY ANN ANDERSON . On the 27th of January the prisoner came to to me and asked me to make her a dress—I said I would—she had no stays or bonnet on—she had a very handsome new dark shawl—I said I could and measure her without stays, and she asked me to go with her to buy a pair—I went with and bought the stays in Holborn, for is—I could not make her dress as she was in a hurry, and she took the merino she had bought for the dress away—she said she had just been and bought the merino when she brought, and gave 2s. 10d., a-yard for it—there were four yards and a half—I went with her to the public-house—she called the young man aside, and I saw her leave the money with him—I could not tell how much.

Prisoner. Q. Had I not brought the dress to you to make a month before that? A. No, I never made any thing for her one dress, which is twelve mouths ago, when she was living with a young man—I made he a merino gown and a bonnet; she owed me 1s. 6d., for that. and paid me on the 27th.

MARY ANN DONNELL . I live in John-street, Tottenham-court-road, On Wednesday evening, the 27th of January, I was standing in Tottenham-court-road and the prisoner come out of a shop-shop, with there more

girls and one of them used my name—the prisoner said, "Is that her? I will treat her"—she took me into Blue Posts, and called for half-a-pint of rum, and paid for it—I said, "You have got plenty of money"—she said, "Yes, I have," and that she bad bought that green dress—she bad the new shawl on—she bought the green dress in Rathbone-place—when she came out of the shop, "I must go home and light the fire for my husband"—she wanted me to go and buy more things with her—I said, "Where did you get the money form?"—she said she bad robbed a gentleman in Covent-garden of 10l., 15s.,—I wished her good night, and left—I was taken into custody myself for being in company.

Prisoner, I do not know the witness; I never saw her in my life, witness, I know her—I used to give her a shilling a week and her victuals, about three years ago—I am twenty years old—I lived in Earl-street, Seven Dials then—I worked at shoe-binding, and she slept with me—I took her in when her father died.

HENRY BAKER (police-constable E 44,) I took her into custody on the 29th, and found a new dress, and a pair of new stays on her—in fact she had every thing new—I found no shawl nor any money on her—she had boots on which had been worn, but they were not quite new.

MARGARET CARROLL re-examined, An old lady was present, I suppose, when she took the money—I did not think it necessary to bring her here, as she goes on crutches.

HENRY BAKER re-examined, I know the prosecutor—he keeps a general lodging-house—Donnell is not a married woman, to the best of my belief.

MARY ANN DONNELL re-examined, I pass as a married woman—The man I live with works hard to support me.

Prisoner's Defence, I was not in their place only on the Monday, when I went for my bonnet and shawl—she said I should have it in a day or two, as she saw I had one on,

MRS. CARROLL re-examined, I am certain she was close to me when I put the money into the desk—it was about a quarter before three o'clock in the afternoon of the 27th of January—the old lady was sitting by the fire in the front room at the time—I was told need not bring her here—I had no more suspicion of the prisoner than of my own children—I put the Key down in a hurry, and missed it next morning—it laid on a mantelpiece—on body went into the room but the prisoner—the lodgers could not get into room, as they must go through the first room, where the old lady was—there was nothing to prevent any body's going into the room,

Prisoner, There are four men lodger in and out—it is a sliding window—they came through the room larking; and there are four girls lodge there, who go out into the streets at night—two lodge in the first floor, and two in the second—I was with a gentleman form Tuesday night to Sunday morning at a brothel called the Brunswick—they Know I saw this gentleman, but he sometimes made me a better compliment than at others.

MRS. CARROLL re-examined. She slept with my three children on the children on the Tuesday night.

GUILTY , Aged 19— Transported for Life.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-508
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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508. HERMAN KING, alias Konig , was indicted for embezzlement.

WILLIAM GEORGE DILL , I am the sum of Christian Phillippe Dill, of Oxford-street, baker, The prisoner was his journeyman for twelve or

thirteen months, and was employed to receive money on his account—he should account to me for what he received every Saturday—he has never accounted to me for 5s., 2d.—Bridget Lomax and Jane Prince are customers of my father's.

BRIDGET LOMAX . I live in Silver-street, Golden-square, On the 7th of December, I paid the prisoner 5s., 2d., account of Mr. Dill, and on the 21st of December, 2s. 4d.,—he gave me no receipt.

JANE PRINCE , I live in Windmill-street, Tottenham-court-road, I paid the prisoner 6s. on the 26th of December, for his master, Mr. Dill.

WILLIAM GEORGE DILL re-examined. He never accounted for either of those sums—he left my father's employ on Saturday the 26th of January—we had found this out on the Wednesday previous—he has paid nothing form Mrs. Lomax since the 4th of February, 1835—that was 6s. 4d., and the last form Mrs. Prince was 5s., on the 12th of September, 1835—I used to give him bills weekly—he used to have to have the bills delivered weekly—there is a sum of 6l. 3s. 2d. against Mrs. Lomax, and 1l., 17s. 10d. against—Mrs. Prince—he left, on Saturday the 2nd of January.

JANE PRINCE . I have paid all that to the prisoner—I paid him every week or fortnight, or three weeks, as it happened,

CHRISTIAN PHILLIPPE DILL , The prisoner never accounted to me for any of those sums—my son Kept the books—he reckoned with my son, but paid the money to me—he never paid me any thing but what he had settled with my son.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not intend to keep the money—I wished to pay my master, if he would keep me in his employment.

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Confined Nine Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-509
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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509. MARY FARRELL was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January, 14 chisels, value 5s.; I trowel, value 6d.; 1 hammer, value 2s.; and 1 plumb-bob, value 6d.; the goods of Alexander Ryall.

ALEXANDER RYALL , I am a stone-mason, and live in Picket-place, Paddington, On the evening of the 12th January, I left some tools form a shop in Southwark-mews—I had been to work there—the shop was open—next day, I missed fourteen chisels, a hammer and trowel, and a plumb-bob—I know these to be mine—I have worked with them since, they were returned to me.

LOUISA EGLINTON . I am the wife of Joseph Eglinton, a carpenter, in Duke-street, Lisson-grove. The prisoner came to our shop on the 8th of January, and offered a mason's mallet for sale (she had brought things to my shop before), and a carpenter's screw at the same time—on the 13th, she brought the chisels, plumb-bob, and trowel for sale—I gave her into custody, the other tools having been owned.

THOMAS WILLIAMS . I am an officer, I received a quantity of chisels form the counter of the last witness, when I took the prisoner in charge—there were fourteen—they were on the counter exposed for sale, with a plumb-bob, trowel, and hammer—I asked the prisoner where she got them form—she made no answer till I got to the station-house—she then said she found them in the New-road—I do not know Southwark-mews—it was about a quarter before nine o'clock in the morning,

LOUISA EGLINTON (re-examined.) I did not ask her any question about these things, but gave her in charge—she gave her address before, "Mrs. M'Kenzie, 2 Steven-street," and that her husband was ill—my husband

gave her 3d. for the mallet she had a screw of bench, but not being perfect I would not buy that.

ALEXANDER RVALL re-examined, I can speak to these tools. I know nothing of the prisoner—Southwark Mews is in Paddington, more than half a mile form Mrs. Eglington's.

Prisoner's Defence. I found them in the street, and brought them to this woman to sell them.

GUILTY . Aged 47.— Confined three Months.

There were two other indictments against the prisoner.

NEW COURT, Saturday, February 6th, 1836.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-510
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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510. ELIZABETH BRENNAN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January, 1 pair of sugar-tongs, value 14s.; 3 spoons, value 12s.; I necklace, value 20s.; 4 blankets, value 18s.; 3 sheets, value 12s.; 1 frock, value 10s.; 8 shirts, value 16.; 2 shifts, value 3s.; 2 table-cloths, value 14s.; 3 pairs of trowsers, value 9s.; 2 waistcoats, value 3s.; 1 shawl, value 6s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 5s.; 2 waistcoats, value 3s.; 2 pairs of stockings, value 4s.; I printed book, value 1s. 6d.; 2 petticoats, value 5s.; 1 pinafore, value 2s.; 2 yards of calico, value 2s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 2s.; 1 pair of boots, value 2s.; and 1 bonnet, value 2s.; the goods of James Magill.

JAMES MAGILL . I am a constable at the West India Docks. I live on the premises—the prisoner has been employed by me for about ten months, to look after my three children—I am a window—I paid her 3s. a week—I observed lately, when I came home at night, that she has been rather intemperate, and her tongue went very freely—I thought something was wrong, and made a search through my house—I missed some linen and other things—I had but an imperfect inventory of my things—the property which is here produced is mine.

ROBERT PENSER , I am a pawnbroker, I produce these sugar-tongs, these spoons, a necklace, and a great variety of things pawned by the prisoner in the name of Elizabeth Brennan, at different times—she said they belonged to her children—I had reason to believe she was married.

Prisoner. I leave it to your mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 40.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-511
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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511. JOHN SPINKS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of January, 1 coat, value 2l., the goods of Robert Jeffrey, his master.

ROBERT JEFFREY , I live in Upper North-place, Grays-inn-road. The prisoner was in my service about two for months—he used to brush my clothes—on the 13th of January, I missed a coat—this is it,

HENRY KEESING , I am a clothes-salesman, On the evening of the 13th of January, the prisoner brought this coat on his arm, he had another person with him—I bought it of the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 35.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-512
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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512. HENRY JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of February, 1 coat, value 16s., the goods of Lazarus Solomon.

SOLOMON SAUNDERS . I am in the employ of Lazarus Soloman, a salesman, who lives in Seymour-street, On the 1st of February, I missed this coat form the door, and I saw the witness, Read, running after two persons.

CHARLES HENRY CASEY . I am a policeman. I head an alarm, and saw the prisoner running in Seymour-street, about twenty yards form the prosecutor's door—he was taken and brought back to me, me and this coat was picked up by Read.

Prisoner. Q. Where did I drop it? A. Between Bryanston-place and Seymour-place.

JAMES READ . I saw the prisoner take the coat from door, put it under his arm, and run away—I went and told the prosecutor of it—the prisoner ran up Seymour-place, and dropped the coat—I picked it up.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent—they never saw me with the coat.

(Richard Davis, a dyer, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY , Aged 19.— confined for nine Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-513
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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513. PETER THOMAS TADMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December, I carriage, called a cabriolet, value 55l., the goods of William John Felton.

MESSRS. BODKIN and ALLEN conducted the prosecutions.

JACOB STONE . I am clerk to Mr. William John Felton, a coach-maker, in Belgrave-square—I act for him in the management of his business, In December last the prisoner came to purchase a carriage, but did not purchase one—he invited me to call on him relative to it; and in pursuance of that I went to No, 4 Westborne-place, Eaton-square, about the 17th or 18th of December—I saw him there in a house elegantly furnished—he invited me up-stairs to see his drawing-room, and pointed to a very elegant screen—I forget whether I mentioned it first or he, but the subject arose about the Chinese paintings on it—he said, "It is very handsome, is it not? I bought it a few days ago"—he proposed to give a bill at four months of his own acceptance, for a carriage, which I declined—I saw him again on the 20th—I wanted another name on the bill—he then said he would not purchase, as he expected to receive his money is a short time, and he would have something for a month—he at first stated he would have a headed chaise, but I had not one to lend him—he then said he would have a cabriolet—I said I had one of them, and he selected one, which he hired at five guineas a month—our months consist of twenty-eight days—he came the next day, about twelve o'clock, I think, the 21st, and took away the cabriolet—he had a little boy with him in livery, who acted as his servant—some one had brought a horse which was there before the prisoner came—the boy had come before the prisoner to know where the cabriolet was, and they were trying the horse in it round the square—the prisoner then took the cabriolet away—I had not received any thing of him on account, neither money nor bill—it was on the faith of his being the proprietor of the handsome house and furniture which I had seen, that I allowed him to take the cabriolet on hire—I had not in any respect sold it to him—the purchase went off—he had stated that he wanted the cabriolet for the purpose of waiting on the gentlemen who were going on an excursion—I do not think I saw him again till the 28th of December, when he called again at Mr. Felton's, and said he had lent the cabriolet to the steward, but he did not say where the steward was gone—he had produced this paper to me, or one like it—I have no doubt it was this (read)—"Excursion up the Mediterranean—A party of

ladies and gentleman are about to proceed upon an excursion of pleasure up the Mediterranean, and parts adjacent; touching first at Gibraltar, and from thence, as may be agreed upon by a majority of the party. The vessel intended for the excursion is a fine frigate-built ship, with accommodation for thirty passengers: fitted up with every comfort that can be obtained; as warm and cold baths, a piano, harp, a band of music, a earriage for inland parties, and a small yacht for shooting and fishing excursions—the tables will be covered in every respect and style, not to be excelled by a first-rate hotel or club-house, as neither trouble nor expense will be spared in the selection of articles of the finest qualities—the charge for passengers (80l. each per month)will include all expenses on board, and allow them to indulge in every luxury—ladies and gentlemen desirous of visiting that delightful part of the globe, with advantages never before offered, will learn further particulars by application to Captain Tadman, 4, Westbourne-place, Eaton-square.

"P. S. To sail the first week in April, "

Q. Did the prisoner represent himself as this Captain Tadman? A. Yes, he told me he had people of high respectability to call on relative to this matter—he said, on the 28th of December, when he called, that he had lent the cabriolet to the steward, and he wanted something to drive Mrs. Tadman about in; and he hired a phaeton which he took away—I received come information, and waited on him a few days afterwards—I saw him, and said, I wanted to know where the carriages stood—(the cabriolet was worth about 55l.)—he said the cabriolet was at Portsmouth, being used by his steward, and the phaeton was at the Ship livery stables at Brighton—that was the reason he gave me why they could not be returned as I requested—they were never returned—I afterwards saw the cabriolet at Mr. Robinson's repository in Little Britain—it was in a coach-house, on the right hand side, and was the one I let to the prisoner.

Cross-examined by MR. DUNBER. Q. Was it amongst the carriages which were exhibited for sale? A. No; it was in a coach-house, by itself—Mr. Felton never saw the prisoner but once—I do not know when it was—Mr. Felton told me he saw him—I went to the prisoner's house, by his own invitation, not by Mr. Felton's direction—when I went the first time they were at breakfast—I did not partake of any—I called a great number of times—I did not inquire who the house belonged to—one morning Mrs. Tadman asked me to take a glass of light wine, and I was so pressed that I could not help taking it—the paper which was put into my hand was this one, or contained words to this effect—I never saw an advertisement like this in my life before—when the cabriolet was hired, some man brought a horse from a livery-stable—it was one of Salter's men—I think it is very likely Mr. Felton was at the house at the time the cabriolet was delivered, as he generally comes to town a little after nine o'clock in the in the morning, and leaves about twelve o'clock—at the prisoner's first coming, he gave me a reference—I found the person he described, but I was not satisfied with it, not to trust him one hundred guineas—I went to his house after I had had the reference—I have been with Mr. Felton about thirteen months—I am paid weekly—the cabriolet was worth 55l., but driven to a desperate market it might go for 30l.—I have heard that 10l. was lent on it—we had no horses to let out with carriages—we had a pair of ponies, which I offered to let the prisoner, as they were eating their heads off, and if we could have let them to any person for their keep, during the winter, we should have

been gald—I do not know what answer he made me when I offered them—I had no idea that he meant to deprive Mr. Felton of this property.

MR. ALLEN. Q. I believe you have a general commission from Mr. Felton to transact his business? A. Yes—the prisoner gave me the advertisement himself—the reference which he gave me was relative to a purchase and that was previous to my waiting on him—Mr. Felton has blamed me for not taking more care.

HENRY AGATE . I am clerk to Mr. Robinson, who keeps a repository, in Little Britain, for the sale of horses and carriages, We have sales there weekly, and take in carriages to stand for sale—the prisoner applied to us about the sale of a carriage, on the 14th of December and on the 21st, in the afternoon, about three o'clock, he came with a cabriolet,—I think he stated that he wanted a trifling advance upon it—we advanced him 10l.—he proposed to leave the cabriolet with us—a lad came with him, who took away the horse and the harness.

COURT. Q. Recollect, as nearly as you can, at what hour he came? A. I cannot say positively—it might have been an hour before three o'clock, or after three o'clock—what I stated to the Magistrate was correct.

Cross-examined. Q. Did the prisoner give you a direction to his residence? A. Yes—I had seen him before—he did not desire us to sell the cabriolet—it was not put where we put things for sale—he never stated that he wanted to sell it—in a forced market it would have fetched from 30l. to 40l.—if he had required within 10l. of what it would have sold for, we should very likely have given it him.

MR. BODKIN. Q. Did it remain at your repository from the time the prisoner brought it, till Mr. Stone came? A. Yes; and he saw it.

COURT. Q. When carriages are left in this way, do you charge any thing for them? A. Yes; for their standing—we should have charged half-a-crown a week—if that is not paid, we usually give the parties notice to come for their carriages, or if not, that we shall sell them by suction.

JOSEPH PAUL . I am a house-agent, and live in Sloans-street. I had the care and the letting of a house at No. 4, Westbourne-place—it was furnished, and belonged to Sophia Beville—the prisoner hired it, and lived in it—he went there on the 9th of December, and remained till he was apprehended—among the rest of the furniture there was a very handsome screen.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you in the house at the time Stone was there? A. No; but there never was but that one screen in the house.

COURT. Q. The house was furnished, and the furniture belonged to Miss Bevill? A. Yes—there was a very handsome Chiness screen there.

Prisoner's Defence. My intention was a legitimate transaction—I intended to have gone to the Mediterranean with a yatcht, and therefore, I did advertise, and that arose from a speculation of last spring, which fell to the ground, but I have been deprived of the means of paying my creditors from whom I had goods, by a malicious report—I had not been more than three weeks in the house, before that report got into circulation—I am only sorry that a case of the name of Binyon, had not come on previous to this, as it would have opened the eyes of the Jury, and shown them that I am not that hypocritical wretch, which I am represented to be—it is a conspiracy to get me out of the house, or I could have let it for 6l. or 7l. a week—one gentleman went to a pawnbroker, where some of the goods were pledged, and stated that he had an invoice of them—he told a palpable lie, and he ought to have stood here—I should have had

the means three weeks ago, of paying for this carriage, and of paying every man every shilling—it has been stated, that I was a bankrupt five years ago, it is true, but it was through my partner, who went to America, and it was acknowledged before the Lord Mayor, that I never was known in any transaction—I acknowledge I am a poor man, and I started this thing, merely to see if I could not do something—I had promises of support—I had the offer of two or three vessels, but had not closed with one—I had agreed with several wholesale house, and had prices of goods—I have never gone into a warehouse, where they would not have trusted me with hundreds of pounds, but I have never taken any thing, but these plated things, not more than 300l. worth—the case of Mr. Binyon, was brought on before the Magistrate, and it was proved that they had perjured themselves—I assure you it was my full intention to return every thing, and I should have been in a situation to have done it, but people were planted in the neighbourhood, and every one who went near my house, was told, "Don't go there"—I have letters to prove it.

GUILTY . Aged 43.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-514
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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514. PETER THOMAS TADMAN was again indicted for stealing, on the 28th of December, 1 carriage, called a phaeton, value 84l., the goods of William John Felton.

MESSRS BODKIN and ALLEN conducted the prosecution.

JACOB STONE . I am confidential clerk to Mr. William John Felton. I had some conversation with the prisoner, about hireing a cabriolet—I saw him in Westbourne-place, where he inhabited a house, elegantly furnished—he described the whole of the furniture as belonging to himself—in consequence of what took place there, I let him a cabriolet—I saw him again I think, on the 28th of December—he said the cabriolet was lent to his steward to wait upon the gentlemen who were going on this excursion, and he wanted a carriage for a month, to drive Mrs. Tadman about—upon that I let him a phaeton, at the rate of six guineas a month—this was on the 28th—he was to fetch it away the next day, 29th, but he did not come for it till the 30th, about twelve o'clock—I afterwards received information, and waited on him, respecting this carriage—I found him at Westbourne-place—I asked him where the phaeton was—he said at the ship livery stables, at Brighton—he said he had been to Brighton himself, but he came up, I think he said the night before, by the mail, and he had left it there with some friends—I made some enquiries at Brighton, and afterwards found the phaeton at Robinson's repository, in Little Britain—I am sure it is the same carriage as the prisoner hired.

Cross-examined by MR. DUNBAR., Q. Was it exposed for sale? A. No. it was in the coach-house, beyond where the cabriolet was—in a detached place—separate form where the carriages stand for sale—it was nearly new—in a forced market it would fetch 60l.—I should think a man could have raise more than 50l. upon it—Mr. Felton was not present when this transaction took place—I quite parted with it on hire—when we let things, we enter them in a book—the persons who hire do not sign it, except in particular cases, where they are let for a given time—or so—there was no stipulation, that if he paid me a sum of money, at a certain time, he should have this phaeton.

MR. BODKIN. Q. Did you see the person you were referred to first of all? A. Yes—his name is King, he in Gray's-inn-square, and is an attorney, I believe.

HENRY AGATE . I am clerk to Mr. Robinson of Little Britain he keeps a repository for the sale of horse and carriages, The prisoner came there first on the 21st of December, and again on the 29th—he said he had got a cabriolet-phaeton, and wished an advance upon it—I told him we had no objection if he brought it down for us to see it—he brought it on the following day, with a horse and a boy in livery, or a man with it—we advanced 21l. upon it—we never took it to Portsmouth or to Brighton—I showed it to Mr. Stone.

Cross-examined. Q. Is it such an article that at your place, any where else, he might have received 40l. on it? A. Yes—he never mentioned any price for it.

COURT. Q. Supposing a party not to be found, what should you do with it? A. We should give notice in four or five months to the party, or by an advertisement, and then sell it by suction.

JOSEPH PAUL . I am a house-agent. I let the prisoner a house at No. 4, Westbourne-place, the furniture was Miss Sophia Beville's—there was a Chinese screen there, with a mahogany frame, and lined with India paper.

Cross-examined. Q. Can you say that was the screen that the prisoner showed? A. No; I am only say that the screen on the premises when I took the inventory, and when I let them to the prisoner's steward, was the same that was on the premises when we took possession again—he had pos—session from the 9th of December, till he was taken—he did not carry the screen off—he might have had another screen on the premises—there were a few other things in the house when he left it, but not 2l. worth.

MR. BODKIN. Q. You have been asked if he carried off the screen; did not carry any thing else off? A. Yes the drawing-room carpet.

JACOB STONE re-examined. Q. Did you ever receive a farthing for the hire of this carriage? A. No—he agreed to hire it for one month, but said he might keep it two or three months.

Prisoner. Did I not hire it for three months, and agree to pay 15l., for it, and half of it was to be taken from the price of the phaeton? Witness. No. GUILTY . Aged 43.— Transported for Seven Years longer.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-515
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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515. PETER THOMAS TADMAN was again indicted for stealing, on the 11th of December, I chaise, value 20l., the goods of Robert Jeffery: and on the 10th of January, 2 hearth-rugs, value 3s.; 1 carpet, value 2s.; 1 liquor-frame, value 10s.; 2 wine-glasses, value 1s.; and 2 finger-glasses, value 2s.; the goods of Sophia Bevile, to which he pleaded


There was another indictment against the prisoner, on which no evidence was offered.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-516
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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516. ROWLAND HALL was stealing, on the 6th of May, 1 watch, value 2l., the goods of James Edward Watts, his master.

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

MARY BAYLEY . I had a silver watch in 1834—I pledged it at Mr. Watts' shop—I sent Margaret Sutmire to back it and pay the interest—I afterwards went to Mr. Watts, and the watch was missing—I saw it at a pawnbroker's in Shoreditch.

Cross-examined by MR. DUNBAR., Q. How long after the woman was sent to back it did you see it again? A. In about three months—the woman brought me back the duplicate which I have—I had not seen the

watch then for twelve months—I had had it for two years—it had a star in the middle, and I knew the number of it, also the ribbon, and the key.

MARGARET SUTMIRE . I was sent by the prosecutrix—I did not get the watch.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you sent to back it? A. Yes, for three months—that on the 29th of August—I had no need to see the watch—I saw something in the man's hand—they did not tell me the watch was lost—the man looked at the watches, but I know nothing about them.

HENRY TOWLER . I am assistant to Mr. James Edward Watts. The prisoner was in his service—he was there in May, 1835—I remember Sutmire coming to back the watch—I looked for it in the drawer, but could not find it where it ought to be—I gave her back the duplicate which she produced to back the watch—I did not tell her it was missing—I thought according to the book, it ought to have been in the drawer—I did all I could to find it—I went with the officer in search of the prisoner, on the evening of the 25th of January—I found him at Mr. Lintot's, a butcher, and the officer spoke to him about it—I remember on the 6th of May, 1835, the prisoner asking for a holiday, and he left our place about a quarter past eleven.

Cross-examined. Q. When was this backing effected? A. On 29th of August—that was the first time it was missed—on the 28th of November I stated to the prosecutrix, that the watch could not be found—the prisoner left in June—his honesty was not suspected.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. He had a holiday on the 6th of May? A. Yes; and left in June, because he was ordered to be at home at half-past five o'clock, and he did not come till eight o'clock.

WILLIAM SAWYER (police-sergeant K 24.) I apprehended the prisoner—I told him he was charged with stealing a watch from Mr. Watts, his late master—he said he knew nothing about it—in the way to the station-house he said, "If Mr. Watts had not done what he has, it might have been better for him but as he has, it, may settle itself."

Cross-examined. Q. Did he ever say directly, or indirectly, that he knew any thing about this watch? A. No—I took him at a butcher's shop, in Southampton-street, Aldgate.

HENRY LIE BRECHT . I am shopman to Messrs. Attenboroughs, pawnbrokers, I took in this watch of the prisoner, on the 6th of May, 1835, in the name of Thomas Jones, 4 Compton-street, for 1l. 2s.—I am sure he is the person—I went to Clerkenwell prison, and a crowd of persons were shewn to me—I pointed out the prisoner from the others.

Cross-examined. Q. Where do Messrs, Attenboroughs live? A. Is Shoreditch—I had known the prisoner before—the person who pledged it came into the boxes—there are only four in the shop—many persons come to sell watches—I took the prisoner to be a Jew, who came to sell a watch, and took particular notice of him—I do not think there are plenty of persons like him.

(property produced and sworn to.)

Witness for the Defence.

HOWARD HALL . I live at No. 2, Wellington-Camberwell, On the 6th of May last, I was at home at my mother's, with my brother, (the prisoner at the bar,)and some friends—I met the prisoner about twenty minutes before twelve o'clock that morning, at Whitechapel church—we then went home to Camberwell, and I continued in his company till seven

o'clock in the evening—in all that time he was not near Shoreditch—not nearer than Whitechapel church.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Where did you live in May last? A. At Camberwell—I am in no business of my own—I am pawnbroker by trade—I never was in any other business—I lived with my brother in Church-street, Shoreditch, at that time, I think.

Q. What did you mean by telling me you lived at Camberwell? A. That was a mistake; the place where I lived in May, 1835, was about five minutes walk from Messrs. Attenboroughs—my brother is here, who keeps that shop—he saw the prisoner that day, at Camberwell, at a quarter or twenty minutes before one o'clock—the prisoner was not in Shoreditch that day—my brother had a female servant at that time—his wife used to attend the shop—I was there because I was out of a situation, from February—I had been with my brother about four months—the 6th of May was my birth-day—I became of age that day.

Prisoner. The watch having been pledged in August, 1834, there were five men in the employ during the time it was there.

GUILTY . Aged 21. Confined Six Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-517
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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517. LOUISA COLLIER was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January, 1 ale-glass, 1s.; the goods of Henry Flagg.

HENRY FLAGG . I keep the Old King's Arms, public-house, on Holborn-hill. On the 7th of January, between four and five o'clock, the prisoner came and called for a pint of porter—she warmed it, and called for a quartern of gin—she gave half the beer to a man—she then came and took this glass, and put it on the table, she moved the pots that were on the table, and then I saw the glass was missing—she was going—I said, "Where is the glass?"—she said she did not know—I said, "I expect you have got it, put it down"—she took it out of her bundle, and put it down on the counter.

Prisoner. Q. Was it not on the table when I entered? A. No. on the counter—you took both the gin and the glass from the counter.

GEORGE CHIDZEY . I am a policeman. I was called in to take the prisoner—the prosecutor said she had taken a glass—I found this glass on the bar—he said she had taken it, and put it in her bundle.

Prisoner. I had no bundle—I had some red herrings in my apron—I had been to receive 9s. 10d.—I met some acquaintances, and treated them—I was completely intoxicated when I gut to this house—I made myself busy—I got up to clear the table—the glass might have been there, but I never took it, to keep it—the publican said, "You are busy enough to clear the table what have you done with the glass?"—I took it from my apron, and said, "it is here, "and put it on the table—he said, "Bring it to me," and I said, "Indeed I shan't"—he said. "Beg my pardon"—I said, "I shan't—he said he would send for an officer—I said, "do, if you like"—being stupid and intoxicated, I have been ashamed to inform my friends of my situation.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-518
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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518. LOUISA COLLIER was again indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January, 1 knife, value 2d.; I fork, value 2d.; 1 tea-spoon, value 2d.; the goods of Seth Worrall.

GEORGE LUCAS . I am in the service of Mr. Seth Worrall, who keeps an eating-house on Holborn-hill, The prisoner came in on the 7th of January,

about two o'clock in the day, alone—she went and interfered with other people's dinners, and took what she liked with them, and some were obliged to use her very roughly, to keep her away—our waiter was obliged to put her out, she would not go away—she had a bundle with her—we did not miss any thing then, for we regularly lose knives and forks every day—some weeks four dozen—I know this knife and fork to be my master's and this spoon—I think she in the house an hour and a half.

Prisoner. I was asleep part of the time, Witness. She was there the day before—if I went to take any thing off the table, she would say, "I have not done with them, "and snatch up the things.

GEORGE CHIDSEY I am a policeman. I found this bundle on the prisoner—it contained a lot of pieces of paper, with this knife and fork and spoon.

Prisoner. There was a cab-man in the house who took my potatoes and soup, and he must have put these things in my bundle.

GUILTY .— Transport for seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-519
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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519. GEORGE JOHNSTONE was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of January, part of a blanket, value 2s.6d., the goods of Elizabeth Abdy and another.

ELIZABETH ABDY . I live at Edmonton. This blanket belongs to me and my sister—she is a partner with me—we live in our nephew's house, the furniture is ours—we lost this on the 17th of January, off the bed where the prisoner slept—he came there on the 11th to lodge, and told us he had got into work at Mr. Frostick's the tailor, on the Saturday night, he went away, and took the half of the blanket—he tore in two—it was found on him.

HENRY FRYER . I keep a beer-shop at Edmonton. My aunt lost a blanket—I went in pursuit of the prisoner, and found him three hundred yards off—I brought him back—we told him he had taken part of the blanket—he said he had not—we asked him if he had any objection to shew us—he said, "No"—he went up stairs, and I went after him—he had it about him, made into drawers, and part under his waistcoat.

ELIZABETH ARDY . This is our blanket—he took our room, and paid 4d. every night, honestly.

Prisoner's Defence. Through a long series of privation, through want of employment, my constitution has been thoroughly undermined—I was exceedingly cold, and going up to bed, and seeing the piece of coarse stuff there, I took it, and put it on my shoulder, and on getting up in the morning in a severe frost, I thought there could be no harm in cutting it into a pair of drawers frost myself—I had not left the house, and if they had asked me about it, I should have told them—I paid every might, before I went to bed, and left some bread in the house—I bad no more thought of committing a robbery than of committing suicide—I am a native of Scotland, and have no friends in England.

GUILTY. Aged 37. Recommended to mercy by the Jury — Confined six Days.

Sixth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-520
VerdictNot Guilty > fault

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520. RICHARD PARSONS was indicted for stealing, on 1st of February, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Edward Nettleford, from his person.

The prosecutor's name being Edward Nettlefold, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-521
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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521. THOMAS ROGERS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of January, 1 coat, value 3l., the goods of David Daniel Davis, his master.

MR. CHAMBERS conducted the prosecution.

EDWARD DAVIS . I am the son of David Daniel Davis. The prisoner was in his service one moth before the 25th of January—that is the second time he had been in our service—on that day, he came into the drawing-room, about ten o'clock in the evening—he was not sober—he wanted his wages, and threatened to smash my head—my father said he would not give him his wages then, because he was not in a fit state to receive them—he told him to go down stairs and go to bed—after some piece of work, he went to the door, took hold of the handle, and told him to go—he told my father he had better kick him down—my father told him to go down—I know my father's great coat was hanging on a peg in the hall that evening—the prisoner left the house—I had seen the coat hanging there in the afternoon—I did not see it any more till Tuesday evening, when it was brought from the place where he took it to.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Is your father here? A. He is not—the prisoner was tipsy, but he knew sufficiently well that he was threatening my life—I had said nothing to him—I kept a proper distances from him.

JANE CLEMENTS . I go to Dr. Davis's occasionally to do needle work. I was in the kitchen on the evening in question—the prisoner was not sober—he went into the drawing-room he came down, and swore in a violent manner—he went up the kitchen stairs, and said he would have something—he went into the inner part of the passage, and took Dr. Davis' travelling coat—he took no other coat—he had his own livery great coat on, which he generally goes out in, in wet weather—he went out with Dr. Davis's great cost on his arm.

Cross-examined. Q. He went down in a great rage to you? A. Not. exactly to me—he was talking to himself—he was overcome with liquor, but not so much as I have seen him—he often got tipsy—I was five or six yards from him, when be took it, at the top of the kitchen stairs—he went out quietly—he slammed the door—there was no other servant in the house.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. Did he see you on the top of the stairs? A. No.

SARAH TWELTRIDGE . I live in London-street. On the 25th of January, at eleven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner brought a great coat to my house, and said he would call for it again, as he was going to fetch his master from the park, at twelve o'clock—he did not call, and I gave it to Jane Clement's on Tuesday evening—she came to me for it—I live a little way from Dr. Davis's and keep a little shop.

Cross-examined. Does Dr. Davis deal at your shop? A. Sometimes—it is about ten doors from Dr. Davis—there were plenty of pawnbroker's to go to—he asked no money for it—I suppose Clement's master told her it was at our house—the prisoner had been in the habit of coming to buy candles.

WILLIAM TOOL (police-constable F 132.) I took the prisoner on the 25th of January, at twelve o'clock, in Fitzroy-square, a few doors from Dr. Davis's—he was the worse for liquor.

JANE CLEMENTS . This is the coat I saw the prisoner take from the passage. Cross-examined. Q. How long have you lived in the family? A. I

have never lived there, but have been there twelve months—a man told me the coat was at the witness's house.

EDWARD DAVIS . This is my father's coat. NOT GUILTY .

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-522
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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522. ANN HIBBERT was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of January, 1 coat, value 2l.4s.; 1 pair trowsers, value 16s.; 1 handkerchief, value 5s.; 1 purse, value 6d.; and I mustard-pot cover, value 6d.; the goods of William Carr.

WILLIAM CARR . I live in Carey, Lincoln's-inn-fields, and am an appraiser, I was walking with a female in Southampton-row, Bloomsbury on the 26th of January—she had been drinking with me in the course of the evening, and fell down—I do not know how she came to fall—the liquor might take effect upon her in a short time—she received a severe injury—I got her up—the prisoner stepped up, and offered her kind assistance to take this woman towards my place, and after getting her home, and getting a bottle of vinegar, and bathing her face, and all that, she requested me to allow her to sit there till the morning, after I had given her a cup of tea, which was all that I had to give her—I did not wish either of them there—it was about half-past twelve o'clock when the accident occurred—I allowed the woman, and the prisoner to sit there—in the morning, about half-past five o'clock, I saw the back part of the prisoner, going out of the parlour door with the black coat and trowsers which I had worn the day before, the prisoner went with her—I did not see her carrying them away, but I saw her go—I got up the moment I saw the door shut, but could not find my trowsers, I went into the back room to get a pair—the sick person staid there till the next evening—I missed a mustard-pot cover, a handkerchief, and the other things stated—this handcover is mine.

Prisoner. Q. Did you see me, am I the person who robbed you? A. You were the person there, and rendered your friendly service.

DANIEL GARDNER . I am a pawnbroker, in the employ of John Smeels, of Clarendon-square. This handkerchief was pledged by the prisoner, on the 27th of January, for 2s.

HENRY GILES (police-constable E 123.) I took the prisoner—I have a purse, the duplicate of the handkerchief, and the mustard-pot lid—they fell from a bundle the prisoner had, in going into the station-house.

Prisoner's Defence. I was proceeding down Holborn—I was accosted by a female, who said she was very ill, and did not like to stop in the street—I went with her to Somer's-town—she went to a pawnbroker's shop—I went with her to the top of Red Lion-street—she thanked me, and asked me to meet her at the top of Gray's-inn-lane, and she gave me this bundle—I know nothing of it.

WILLIAM CARR re-examined. I was sober that night—it was fear and humanity, that acted upon me at the time I took the woman home, being a widower, and having no one at home.

GUILTY. Aged 26.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor. Confined Three Mouths.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-524
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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524. WILLIAM TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January, 1 handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Edward Marsh Browell, from his person.

EDWARD MARSH BROWELL . I live in Tunbridge-place, New-road.

At a quarter past four o'clock in the afternoon of the 27th of January, I was in Long-acre, going home—I felt a tug at my Coat, and a pressure on my left side—I turned round and saw the prisoner in the act of concealing a handkerchief under his left breast—I seized him—he threw it down, and ran off—I pursued him, crying, "Stop thief"—I had him in my eye till I saw a policeman in the act of catting him—this is my handkerchief.

Prisoner. It was not in my hand, it was in my breast—I picked it up, and put it in my breast—I was passing that gentleman, and happened to touch him, he turned round, and the handkerchief was in my breast.

JOHN AGATE (police-constable F 49.) I saw the prisoner running down, Mercer-street—I took him into custody—this handkerchief was produced, and the prosecutor said it was his—the prisoner dropped his hat, and the gentleman picked it up—I asked the prisoner if it was his hat—he said it was, and he put it on his head—he ran very fast.

Prisoner. If I had any intention of picking the gentleman's pocket, I should have turned back.

EDWARD MARSH BROWELL re-examined. The handkerchief was in my coat-pocket—I felt the tug all down my left side—it was the second pressure that made me turn round—I saw it in the prisoner's hand—he begged me to let him off, and then ran away.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

OLD COURT, Monday, February 8, 1836.

Third Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-525
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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525. LEONARD COOPER MORGAN was indicted for embezzlement to which he pleaded

GUILTY .— Confined Four Months.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-526
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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526. HENRY SHEPHERD was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January, 11lbs. of beef, value 7s., the goods of John Mannering, to which he pleaded

GUILTY. Recommended to mercy. — Confined One Month.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-527
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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527. HENRY TULK was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January, 1 lock, value 4s., the goods of Charles Woodward and others.

DANIEL BRUMHAM . I am master of the Islington parochial school. On the 27th of January, I missed a lock from the play-ground door—it is worth 4s.—it belongs to the Committee of the school—Mr. Charles Woodward is the Treasurer—I am accountable to him for every thing in the school—the subscribers and other persons have a joint-interest in the property there.

WILLIAM DAY . I am in the employ of henry Day a marine store dealer, Britannia-row About a quarter after eight o'clock, on the evening of the 27th of January, the prisoner brought a lock to our shop, and asked master if he would give him 4d. for it—he would only give him 3d.—he went out and came back, and took the 3d. for it—it was nearly a new lock—two policeman came with the prisoner to the shop afterwards.

RICHARD INGLEDEW (police-constable N 228.) On the 27th of January, I saw the prisoner in the Lower-road, Islington, and followed him into the Liverpool-road—I saw him enter the outer gate of the school, and suddenly

heard a crash, and he ran out of the yard—I entered the school play-ground, and found the lock forced off and gone—I followed him to Britannia-row, and saw him go into the shop, and come out—I then secured him, and took him into the shop—I produce the lock.

DANIEL BRUMHAM re-examined. The lock was put on in April, and cost 4s. 6d. with we key—this is it—the prisoner was in the school, and left two years ago, and up to that time he was a very good boy—the lock had been refixed not more than a fortnight.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going on an errand for my aunt, and as I came back found the lock in the road—I did not break it off the door.

RICHARD INGLEDEW re-examined. His mother has been confined some time, and died on Friday morning—I had watched him for an hour and a half, through different streets, suspecting him—the lock was taken off instantancously—I do not know what he got it off with—the screws are completely broken—I found no instrument on him.

WILLIAM DAY re-examined. The prisoner did not bring any thing else to the shop—no old iron instrument—I we do not keep such things.

GUILTY. Aged 17.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined One Month.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-528
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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528. WILLIAM HADDOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January, 15 pennies, and 30 halfpence, the monies of John Balls, from his person.

JOHN BALLS . I am a milkman, and live in Wood-street, Cromer-street, Gray's-inn-lane. On the 8th of January, I was carrying my pails, in Phillips'-buildings, Somer's-town, walking very slow, as my feet were very tender—I turned into Skinner-street, and there a man called after me—I turned and put my hand in my pocket, and missed my copper, I had about 2s. 6d.—I had 5 1/2d., left—I had it safe five minutes before.

JAMES PAYNE . I am a butcher, and live in West-street, Somer's-town. On the evening of the 8th of January, I was at tea in my parlour, the door was open—my shop is in Phillips's-buildings—I saw the prosecutor passing, and the prisoner behind him, with one hand under his pocket, holding up the weight of cooper, and the other in the pocket—I ran to the shop-door and watched him—when he got near a gas-light he left him, and turned back—I went and laid hold of him, and said, "You scoundrel, what have you taken out of Balls' pocket?"—he said, "Nothing"—I called to Balls—the prisoner choaked me and held mu throat—we had a dreadful straggle—he got me down on the ground, and said he would marder me, and if he could not, his pals should—I still kept to him till the constable came, and took up the money, on the spot where I had seen him throw it down.

Prisoner. I had been drinking all day—I was never near the man—the Magistrate would not commit me because I was in liquor.

JOHN BOOTH (police-constable S 62.) I went to Phillips'-buildings, and saw the prisoner struggling with Payne—I took him into custody—he was charged with picking the pocket of Mr. Balls—Payne said there was his money. painting on the ground—I then secured him, and he threw me full three times to the ground—I then got up, picked up a quantity of halfpence in a heap, and put them into my pocket, without counting them as he struggled so violently—a woman picked up some more halfpence, and handed them to me—in all I had 9 1/2d. I was obliged to send for assistance, as the prisoner made great resistance, and with the assistance of a policeman and the by-standers we secured him—he had been drinking, but

was not drunk—the Magistrate fully committed him that night—another person brought 2 1/2d.—altogether 1s. was found.

GUILTY . Aged 28.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-529
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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529. MARGARET HAYES was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January, 1 sheet, value 1s. 6d., the goods of Newson Garrett.

GEORGE BLAND . I am shopman to Mr. Newson Garrett, a pawnbroker in the Commercial-road. On the 11th of January the prisoner came to the shop to buy a sheet—I got her down a large quantity—she locked out one, and paid 1s. on it, and had it put by for her—she asked to look at a boy's dress, and as I was getting some, I saw her putting a sheet into her basket—I got off the counter, and told Mr. Garrett, who looked into her basket, and found two sheets—she had put the first sheet in before I went to get the boy's dress—she was given in charge.

Prisoner. Q. Did not I both into my basket together? A. I saw you put the one in first—I am quite certain, that after she put one in the basket, (while I was looking for the boy's dress,) she took the other and it is, and they were not folded together.

WILLIAM ROWLAND . I am a policeman. I was on duty—I found the prisoner in the shop with a basket and two sheets—she said it was a mistake, she had put two sheets in instead of one—they were not folded together, but quite separate.

GEORGE BLAND re-examined. My master had not taken them out before the officer came in—he saw there were two, and directly sent for an officer—I never saw the prisoner before.

Prisoner's Defence. I am quite innocent of it—I put them into my basket together, rolled up as he gave them to me.

GUILTY . Aged 38.— Confined Ten Days.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-530
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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530. WILLIAM TATE was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of Jaunary, 16 bushels of ashes, value 7s. 6d., the goods of Henry Burleton.

HENRY BURLETON . I had a quantity of ashes on some waste land at Acton, Middlesex. The prisoner came to my wife about purchasing them, on the 21st of January—I declined selling them—next morning I missed a quantity, and went to Starch-green and found the prisoner there—he had a cart and horse standing at a small distance from his house, with his name on the back of it—there was an appearance of ashes having been in it—I accused him of taking my ashes—he denied it—I took him into custody, and in the cage he said he did take them, and that he thought he had a right to them, as they lay on waste—he said if I would forgive him he would bring them back, and give me a load of dung besides—they were worth about 7s. 6d.—there was about sixteen or twenty bushels.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Were not you ashes by the road-side? A. Yes—he said he would rather have brought back three times as many, than have got into this trouble—they were sifted cinder-ashes, not mixed.

WILLIAM CRISP . I am a gardener. I recollect seeing the prisoner on the 22nd of January, loading the ashes at Mr. Burleton's, which laid by the side of the road on waste ground, about fifty yards from the premises—he took about half of them—a boy was him—he threw them up into a caret, and drove off with them—I did not interfere, not knowing whether he had bought them.

Cross-examined. Q. He saw you there? A. I was passing—it was about seven o'clock in the morning—he could see me.

RICHARD HANCOCK (police-constable T 10.) I took the prisoner into custody—he said sooner than be in any trouble about it, he would take them back again.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-531
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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531. HENRY JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of January, 2lbs. of pork, value 1s., 6d., the goods of John Walker; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

JOHN WALKER . I am a pork-butcher, and live in Exmouth-street, Clerkenwell. About half-past. eight o'clock on the 3rd of January, I was in the shop, and saw the prisoner come up to the window, and take a hand of pork—I went after him, and overtook him about ten yards off with it under his apron—I brought him back—he wanted to be let go, and said he was going to ask the price of it.

THOMAS SHADDICK (police-constable G 97.) I received the prisoner in charge with the pork—he said he was not going to steal it, but to buy it—I searched him, and he had not a farthing in his possession.

JOHN JAMES BARNARD . I am a policeman. I have a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction (read)—I was a witness on the trial, and know him to be the person.

Prisoner. I will thank you to send me out of the county—I have no way of getting my living—I have got a father and a mother-in-law, but they will not keep me.

GUILTY . Aged 15.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-532
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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532. MARY GRAHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of December, 1 tea-caddy, value 10s. and I glass basin, value 1s. the goods of Thomas Capps.

JOHN SINFIELD . I am shopman to Thomas Capps, a pawnbroker, of Old-street-road. On the afternoon of the 2nd of December, I missed a tea-caddy from a stand outside the shop—I had observed the prisoner about there some time, looking at several articles—she several questions to me—I afterwards found the caddy pawned at Cotton's, in Shoreditch, and redeemed it—I know it by a private mark on it—it has been sold—the prisoner was afterwards brought to the house, and given in charge.

WILLIAM BOLTWOOD . I am shopman to Mr. Cotton, a pawnbroker, in Shoreditch. On the 2nd of December, about five o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner pawned a tea-caddy for 6s.—I knew her by pawning before at the shop in the name of Smith, and she pawned this in that name—she came again on the 27th, and we sent her round to the prosecutor's—she denied all knowledge of the caddy—I am quite certain she is the person.

Prisoner. I never was in his shop in my life—I saw the caddy exposed for sale at the prosecutor's door—I went to ask the price of some goods, and this young man said, "Why did you pawn a stolen tea-caddy?"—I said, "I did not." Witness. She acknowledged at Workship-street that she did pledge it at our shop—I have seen her several times—our premises were burnt in November, 1834, and it was before that she used to pawn it our shop—she has not pawned any thing since with us; but I recollect her well—I am quite certain she is the person—the foreman took in the pledge—he cannot swear to her, as he did not know her before—I was in the shop at the time she pawned it—she was the only customer in there—I heard that it was stolen in about half an hour.

JOHN SINFIELD re-examined. I am quite satisfied the prisoner is the person who was looking at the caddy—she did not ask the price of it—I believe her to be the woman—she was more genteely dressed than she is now, but I am not mistaken in her.

RICHARD POLTON . I am a policeman. I found no duplicate on her I could not find her lodging—she said it was in Brick-lane, but I could not find any body who knew her.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-533
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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533. ELIZA MILLER was indicted for stealing on the 17th of January, 1 set of fire-irons, value 11s., the goods of Thomas Charles Clarke.

Thos. Chas. Clarke. On the 17th of January, I received a set of fire-irons from a shop in Aldersgate-street—they were about 11s.—I went into Oxford-street—I met two friends, and went into a public-house with them, and bad something to drink—I left the house with my fire-iron—I was very drunk, and met the prisoner in my way home—I went, with her to the public-house, and had a glass of gin there—I remember coming out, but the air overcame me, and I remember nothing more—I do not know whether I gave her the irons to hold—I brought them out of the public-house; and left the house with her, but I had no more senses after that.

ANDREW VALLANCE . I am a policeman. I met the prisoner in Shepherd-street carrying the irons partly under her shawl—I asked where she got them—she said she had bought them in Oxford-street—she afterwards said she received them from a young man who knew her—I asked her where he was, and she could not tell.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-534
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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534. WILLIAM WEBB was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January, 1 pair of steps, value 3s., the goods of George Edwards.

MARIA EDWARDS . I am the wife of George Edwards, a butcher, at Hoxton Old-town. On the 18th of January he left a pair of steps outside the evening, and found them the Tuesday-week following at Mrs. Wilmot's a broker's, nearly opposite our own house.

ANN WILMOT . I am the wife of George Wilmot, a broker, at Hoxton Oldtown. The prisoner came and offered these steps for sale, for 2s., last Tuesday-week, the 26th of January, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon—I said they would not fetch 2s., and gave him 1s. 3d.—I have known him in the neighbourhood about two years—he lives within twenty yards of my own house—Mrs. Edwards came over—I offered them to her for sale, and she claimed them—I told her who I bought them of—the prisoner is a brush-maker.

RICHARD HAWKES . I am a policeman. I apprehended the prisoner, and told him the charge—he said he found the steps in a court close to his house, a week previous, as he was going to the theatre—he lives about one hundred yards from the prosecutor's.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going with my wife to the theatre on the Monday-week, previous to my selling them, and my wife and another girl kicked against the steps—I took them up—I could see nobody belonging to them, and took them home—I kept them till Tuesday-week, when having no money, and my wife being ill, I sold them to Mrs. Wilmot, who has been my landlady for twelve months—does it stand fessible I should sell them to her if I had stolen them?

MRS. WILMOT re-examined. I bought them last Tuesday-week, that was a week and a day after the prosecutor lost them—I know nothing particular of the prisoner's character—I have seen him go out to sell his workhe lived nearly two years by the side of me, and always paid his rent honestly—he asked me to buy a small pair of steps when he offered them for sale—I said, "Bring them, and let me see them"—we could make a pair for 2s. 6d., or 3s.

EMMA GOODWIN . On the Monday evening I was going to the penny theatre with the prisoner and his wife, about five o'clock—as we were going down Davis-place I saw a pair of step lying in the court—I kicked my foot over them—he said, "Mind the steps, or you will fall over them"—I took no more notice of them, but went to the play.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-535
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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535. ANN HAYS was indicted for stealing. on the 27th of January, 1 half-sovereign; 1 half-crown; and 2s. 6d.; the monies of Thomas Adams, from his person.

THOMAS ADAMS . I am a plumber, and live in Carnaby-street. I sleep in the front attic—on the 26th of January, about eleven o'clock at night, I went to bed and put my clothes by the side of my bed—on the following morning, between four and five o'clock, I awoke and heard a strange voice in the room—I got up, and went down stairs—I went back again for a light, and locked for my clothes—I found my waistcoat moved from where I had left it, and missed half-a-sovereign, half-a-crown, and 2s. 6d., which I had safe the night before, when I went to bed—I afterwards accused the prisoner of taking it—she was a stranger, but had come up to the room with a young man named Dowling—he is not here—the landlord does not allow women to be brought there—she was in bed there when I went down stairs, for I saw her—it was light enough to see by the gas—I got a policeman, and she was then up, and dressed, standing on the landing—I do not think she was undressed all night—I accused her of taking my money—she denied it, and said she had no money about her—she was searched, and half-a-sovereign, half-a-crown, and 2s. 6d. was found on her, in a handkerchief.

Prisoner. I met a gentleman in Regent-street, who gave me a sovereign—I went into two or three public-house, and had something to drink—I cannot recollect what house I changed the sovereign at—I then met a tailor, and he took me up to some room—he knew I had the money, and he told his mate of it, who then said I had stolen his money. Witness. Dowling is a tailor—I described the money I lost to the policeman in the morning before it was found.

GEORGE SMITH . I am a policeman. The prosecutor did not state the amount of his loss before I took the prisoner—he merely said he had been robbed—I kept Dowling in custody while I searched the prisoner, and found the money—when charged with having this money, she said she had none—I found it in her boson, in a pocket-handkerchief—there was half-a-sovereign, half-a-crown, and 2s. 6d.—she told the Magistrate she had met a gentleman. and it was the change of a sovereign; but when I found it on her, she made on reply—Adams said he had lost 15s.—I asked if he had marked any of it—he said not, but it was half-a-sovereign, half-a-crown, and 2s. 6d.,—that was before I searched her—I found the coin he specified, and some halfpence as well with it.

Prisoner. It was within 14d. of the money I got—his companion had seen me tie it up at the public-house, and they guessed it within 14d.

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-536
VerdictNot Guilty > fault

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536. HENRY HUGHES was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January, 2 glazed window-sashes, value 10l., the goods of Charles Dixwell, and fixed to a building, against the Statute, &c.—2nd COUNT, stating them to belong to William, by Divine Providence, Archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England and Metropolitan.—3rd COUNT, stating them to belong of James Clitherow.

There being no proof that the property belonged to either of the parties named in the indictment, the prisoner was


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-537
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Not Guilty > unknown

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537. JOSEPH MURRAY and JOHN HALLISEY were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January, 1 pair of stockings, value 1s., the goods of William Christopher Atkinson.

JOSEPH MICKLEFIELD . I am assistant to Mr. Ashbridge, pawnbroker, in Broad-street, Ratcliffe. On the afternoon of the 27th of January, the prisoner Murray came to the shop, and offered to pawn a pair of new worsted stockings—I asked him who he pawned them for—he said, for his mother—on looking towards the window, I observed two or three boys waiting for him outside—I cannot say whether Hallisery was one of them—I said I must detain him—he said if I did I must pay him for his loss of time—when the officer came I gave him in charge, with the stockings.

CHARLES PATTEN (police-constable K 206.) I took Murray to the station-house, and went to his mother, and on my return, he voluntarily said if I would let him out he would tell me all about it—he said, "I did not steal the stockings myself, a boy named Hallisey took them, and gave them to me to pawn, and I was to take the money to the Ship and Greendragon to share"—I afterwards took Hallisey at his grandmothers—I asked him if he knew what I wanted of him, he said, "Yes, for a pair of stockings I stole last night out of Old Gravel-lane, and I shall be transported; I have no home, my mother has turned me out these two years, and I am obliged to get my living by begging, or any thing I can. "

ANN ATKINSON . I am the wife of William Christopher Atkinson, a haberdasher in Old Gravel-lane. I missed a pair of stockings from the inside shop-door, on the 27th of January, about half-past seven o'clock—I believe these to be the stockings—I have eleven pairs more like them—I saw nothing of either the prisoners at the shop.

HALLISEY— GUILTY . Aged 13.— Transported for Seven Years.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-538
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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538. WILLIAM GURNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of January, 1 jacket, value 2s.; 1 table-cover, value 1s. 6d.; and 1 shawl, value 1s. 6d.; the goods of Thomas Oldaker.

THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON (police-sergeant D 4.) On the evening of the 26th January, about half-past six o'clock, I met the prisoner in Devonshire-street, Lisson-grove, with a bundle—I asked what he had got—he said a jacket, and that he got it from Charles-street—I asked where—he said he would show me—I went with him—he showed me a dead wall, where he said he had picked it up—I opened the bundle, and found a tablecover, a red shawl, and a jacket in it—they were wet—there wet—there was a pin in the shawl—on our way to the station-house, he told me two boys saw him pick them up—I asked him if those two boys would he down at the office he said he did not know, but they would be fools if they were.

JANE ELIZABETH OLDAKER . I am the wife of Thomas Oldaker, a butcher, in Homer-street, New-road. This jacket, table-cover and shawl are our property—I hung them in the garden about half-past five o'clock in the afternoon, on the pales, in front of the house—the line was cut, and all the linen fell down—I took them all in but these things, which were on the pales, and I missed them that night—I do not know the prisoner—they were quite wet at the station-house—they hung on the inner paling—there is an outer railing round the house—he must have got over the wall of the next house, which is a good height.

Prisoner's Defence. On Tuesday nigh, I was walking up Charles-street, and against the dead wall, I saw these things—a man came, by and kicked it—two boys were there—I picked them up.

GUILTY . Aged 14.— Transported for Seven Years to the Prison Ship.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-539
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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539. JOHN SWEENY was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of January, 1 comb, value 1s.; 1 pair of ear-rings, value 1s.; and 1 pair of gloves, value 6d.; the goods of Ann Randall.

ANN RANDALL . I am an unfortunate girl. I live in New Gravel-lane, Shadwell. I missed a comb, ear-rings, and gloves, on the 23rd of January, out of a drawer in my room—I have found the comb—I know the prisoner—he is a sailor—I met him in the King William, public-house—he went home with me, and stopped two nights with me—he left between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, and I missed the things after he was gone—he gave me 2s. 6d.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. When had you last seen the earrings? A. On the Friday morning—he left me on Saturday morning—I had been out of the house—I saw all the things on Friday morning in my room.

MARY HENDERICK . I am servant at the Wheat Sheaf, St. James's-stairs, Wapping. The prisoner came to our house last Thursday fortnight, as the master of a ship—he came again on the Monday, or Tuesday following—I was putting some coals on the tap-room fire—he said, "Mary, here is a comb for you"—I took it, and said, "thank you"—this is the comb—it was not broken as it is now—I gave it to the policeman.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know the prisoner before? A. Not till the Thursday—he had come from Woolwich with the master in the ship's boat—he belongs to the Active, from Sunderland—his ship is gone back now, and he has his voyage.

HENRY PARKER (police-constable K 156.) The prisoner was brought to the station-house, last Saturday week—he was questioned by the inspector, and acknowledged that a pair of ear-rings belonging to the prosecutrix were in his handkerchief, on board ship—I went on board the Active, and found a pair of ear-rings in his hammock—the comb was given to me by Henderick.

Cross-examined. Q. What did you say to him? A. The questions were put to him by the inspector—I heard him tell the inspector, he was sorry for what he had done—the prosecutrix was there—I cannot recollect all that was said to him—I had not said any thing about the ear-rings hefore he mentioned them.

JAMES WARD (police-constable R 70.) I went in search of the prisoner, and found him in the Duke of Clarence, tap-room—as soon as he saw the prosecutrix, he said, "Ann, you do not mean to give me in charge for these things? if you will suffer the policeman to let me go, I will give yes

my watch, and will fetch your things from on board the vessel"—I took him to the station-house—I said, "You cannot give her the things, for the comb I have seen"—He wanted to give her his watch, if I would he answerable for her returning it, when he gave her back her things—he said he had given the comb sway to somebody, he did not know who.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he say how he came to do it? A. He said he was the worse for liquor.

ANN RANDALL re-examined. These are my comb and ear-rings—he appeared the worse for liquor when he left me—he told the officer in my bearing' that he would give up the things.

MARY HENDERICH re-examined. He was not sober when he gave me the comb.

(Eleanor Donohue, of Rotherhithe, and Joseph Reeves, porter, of Rotherhithe, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 20.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Fourteen Days.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-540
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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540. EDWIN LAWRENCE was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of January, 2 pairs of shoes, value 6s.; and 1 pair of half-boots, value 4s. 6d.; the goods of John Masters.

JOHN MASTERS . I Keep a shoe-shop in Field-terrace, St. Pancras. I had the care of some shoes from Mr. Reeves—the prisoner is a carpenter—he frequently came to my shop—I lost the shoes, and found them in pawn.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Where does Mr. Reeves lives? A. In leather-lane—he supplies me with the shoes to sell for him—I do not purchases them of him—I am answerable for them—it is my shop, and I have worked for him.

EDWARD POPE . I am in the service of Mr. Button, a pawnbroker, at Battle-bridge. I have three pairs of shoes pawned by the prisoner on the 1st and 9th of January, and the 21st of December.

JOHN MASTERS re-examined. These belong to Mr. Reeves.

Cross-examined. Q. How do you know them> A. By the make took the stamp on them—I have put no mark on them myself—I have had them' in my hands hundreds of times—Mr. Reeves supplies no other man—he buys his goods of manufactures—I know these have not been sold—they have not been worn.

JURY. Q. Are they Northampton shoes? A. Yes—they are the shose stolen out of my shop—they were never sold by me, or I should have cleaned them off, punched them, and put strings in them.

COURT. Q. They are not cleaned up in the way you prepare them when sold? A. No; there are tow marks to them; one is a crown—I can swear they are the property of Mr. Reeves—they are not all marked—we put that mark on them when they are made—I have a book to tell me the different sizes and qualities.

EDWARD POPE re-examined. I had seen the prisoner before—I have not the least doubt of his person.


1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-541
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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541. ROBERT BOWMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of February, 1 coat, value 10s., the goods of Robert Miles.

ROBERT MILES . I am a servant out of place—the prisoner in the same—I lodge at the Westmoreland Arms. Manchester-square. I lost a coat from my room on the 2nd of February—the prisoner lodged in the same room with me—he did not come home that night.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. How long was it before you found it? A. I found it next morning at a pawnbroker's, at eleven o'clock.

WILLIAM BROOKS . I am a pawnbroker. I produce a great coat pawned on Tuesday evening, 2nd of February, at seven o'clock, by the prisoner, for 8s., in the name of "Thomas Jones, 7, Hanlow-street, "Which is close by where I live—I did not know him before—I am quite certain he is the person—he was brought to me next morning, and I knew him again.

WILLIAM HOOKER (police-constable D 3.) on the 2nd of February I went to the Westmoreland Arms, and saw the prisoner—I told him I wanted him—he said, "What for?" and got up—the prosecutor said, "I charge you with stealing my great coat"—he said, "I know nothing about it whatever"—I searched him, but did not find the duplicate on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Confined Six Weeks.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-542
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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542. HENRY REED was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January, 29 yards of flannel, value 2l., the goods of Nathan Blake.

MARY ANN BERTON . I am a shopwoman to Nathan Blake, who lives in Edgeware-road. He keeps a haberdasher's shop—on the evening of the 27th of January the policeman William came into the shop, and I looked and missed a roll of flannel—I had seen it safe ten minuter before—this is it—it measures 29 yards, and is worth 2l.

HENRY WILLIAMS (police-constable D 51.) About quarter-past six o'clock, on the evening of the 27th of January, I was passing along Edgeware-road, near Mr. Blake's—I saw the prisoner and another standing against a shop—they passed and repassed the shop several times—at last they went and looked at the shop and went away—I went and asked Mr. Blake's shopman if they had lost any thing—they said, "No"—I watched, and in ten minutes they came down again—the other man went into the shop and brought the flannel out to the prisoner, who put it under his arm and went off with it—I ran and took him with it under his arm—he said he saw it lying on the pavement, and picked it up.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Where were you standing at the time? A. On the opposite side of the way, in a shop—I saw them for a quarter of an hour—they were walking in company together, by the side of one another—there were not many people about at the time—the flannel was about a yard in the shop—the prisoner stood just outside and the other gave it to him the moment be came out—I overtook him and brought him back with the flannel under his arm about fifty yards from the shop—I saw him start from the shop-door with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going down Edgeware-road—I saw the flannel lying down, I took it up, and policeman took me into custody.

JAMES GARRETT . I am a carpenter, and live in Lisson-street, Paddington. I was in the Edgeware-road on the night in question—I was opposite an earthenware shop, next door to Mr. Black's talking with another carpenter, about hali-past six o'clock—I saw a boy bring a roll of flannel out of the shop, and thinking him an errand-boy, I did not take any particular notice; but after he was gone a little way, I saw him either drop or throw it down: which I cannot swear, as it did not concern me—I kept on with my discourse—I should think the boy had got forty or fifty yards before

he threw it down, but I did not take any particular notice—I cannot say what became of the flannel—I never went to interfere or look after it—I saw nobody pick it up—It was dry on the pavement, as far as I can recollect—I did not think of a robbery, or I might have stopped the boy—I know nothing of the prisoner—the next morning I called in at the Star and Garter public-house, close to Mr. Blake's, and heard of the robbery; and said, "Oh, that is something as I had seen last night"—the person who was talking of it said, a man was taken up for it—I said, "How can that be, if it is the same as I mean? I saw a boy bring a roll of flannel out, it could not be a man who stole it"—we almost got to high words about it, and left the house—accordingly on Thursday night the prisoner's friends, who I know nothing of, came to me, and said they understood I had seen something of It, and would I come forward and state what I had seen—I said, "Certainly, If you think my evidence is of any use I will come up, without a penny or anything else—what I will do shall be voluntary, without interest, or friendship, or any thing"—I did not stay to look on when I saw this—I saw nothing to alarm the boy, to make him drop it—whether anybody pushed it out of his hands I do not know—whether the boy picked it up or not I do not know—it was as much as thirty yards off, no doubt.

HENRY WILLIAMS re-examined. There was nobody passing at all at the time after—the prisoner had got it under his right arm—I ran up the pavement about a dozen yards—he immediately crossed the road, which was extremely muddy and dirty—if it had fallen, it would have been covered with dirt—I saw him, start from the door with it under his arm—the pavement was rather dirty, it was a wet right—I am sure the man who was walking by the shop was in company with the prisoner—I never lost sight of them—I was on the watch—I saw them pass and repass—I never knew the prisoner before—I am quite sure the pavement was muddy—it would have dirtied the fiannel, if it had been on the pavement—there was no dirt on it whatever—it has never been out of my pessession—the other person turned up the New-road—he was shorter than the prisoner.

JAMES GARRETT . I should do very wrong to state a falsehood—I say it was a boy brought it out of the shop, and that I maintain—he might run forty or fifty yards—what I state is true—there was no mud, the pavement was dry.

MARY ANN BURTON re-examined. It was a very dirty night—the things were taken inside, in consequence of the dirt—I took two or three pieces in, and left this within a yard of the door.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-543
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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543. JOHN KENNEDY was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of February. 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Stephenson Nodes, from his person.

STEPHENSON NODES . I live in Upper Bedford-street. On the 8th of January, I was going out of Queen-street into Lincoln's-inn-fields, and Mr. Kilvington stopped me—I put my hand into my great-coat pocket, and missed my handkerchief—I went back with him and found the prisoner in custody of the policeman, who showed me my handkerchief—it is the same I lost—the prisoner begged me to let him off, and said that he would not do so again.

JAMES KILVINGTON . I am a coal-merchant, and live in Vassal-road,

Kennington. I was walking in Great Queen-street, and saw the prisoner put his hand into the gentleman's pocket and take out a handkerchief—I attempted to seize him but he escaped from me—I called, "Stop thief—the policeman was within a short distance, and stopped him—I desired him to hold the prisoner while I fetched the gentleman—a carman took up the handkerchief, and said, "Here, Sir, is your handkerchief—I told him to keep it while I went to the gentleman to tell him he had been robbed—there was another person in company with the prisoner—I had seen them together some time before—the handkerchief was delivered to me—the prisoner asked the prosecutor to forgive him.

Prisoner. Nobody saw me throw it away. Witness, I saw him take the handkerchief from the pocket—his companion ran the contrary way, and he ran towards me.

GEORGE KEENE (police-constable F 39)I was in Great Queen-street and saw the prisoner running last Wednesday, the 3rd of February, about twelve o'clock in the day—I heard a cry of "Stop thief," and stopped him Mr. Kilvington came up, and accused him of picking a gentleman's pocket, and said, if I would detain him, he would fetch the owner; and while I held him, a carman brought it up, and said in his presence he had seen him throw it away—he made no answer—the prosecutor came up and claimed it—the prisoner begged very hard for mercy.

(Property produced and sworn to)

(Ellen Gillen, green-grocer, Lumber-court; Mary Fenning, Plumber-court, Shoe-lane; and Edward Gillen, Lumber-court, Little Alice-street Seven Dials; gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years.

Fourth Jury before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-544
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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544. BENJAMIN MILLER was indicted for stealing on the 8th of January, 1 pocket-hook, value 1s., and 19 sovereigns; the goods and monies of William James Mitchell from his person.

WILLIAM JAMES MITCHELL . I am a licensed victualler, and keep the John Bull at Old Ford. On the 18th of January the prisoner whom I had never seen before to my knowledge, came about three o'clock in the afternoon with another person—they staid till nearly ten o'clock—I had my supper, and then came into my bar parlour—the prisoner and the other person had some gin and water, some bread and cheese and half-and-half—I was sitting by the side of the prisoner—I cannot say he was drunk—I felt my pocket-book go from me—the prisoner got up—I followed him—I said, "You d-d rouge. you have got my pocket book"-and I immediately collared him—he drew it from his person and dropped it on the seat in the pocket of the tail of my coat—I gave him and his companion both inner custody—they were both fully committed but the Grand Jury have thrown out the bill against the other this is the pocket-book.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Which pocket was it in? A. The under flap of the tail of the coat—down the coat—a deep pocket it is impossible for it to have fallen out, because the book could not have slipped behind the prisoner—he must have passed me to have gone out for if he had gone out at the other end of the form, he would have had to go all round the table and past five or six others—there were seven or eight at the table—I was on his right hand—it was much easier for him to pass me.

COURT. Q. Was he sitting near you? A. Yes next to me—he got

up and asked me to let him pass—I got up and stopped him and said "You have stolen my book"—I know he dropped it.

HENRY VINCENT GARMAN . I am a surgeon and apothecary. I was at the prosecutor's house that evening reading the paper, by the fire—I all at once heard a bustle, and an exclamation from Mitchell, "You d----d rogue," or something, "you have got my pocket-book"—I took about two strides and saw them struggling and Mitchell with his fist up—I said, "Take care what you are about; you are in a country where justice is to be administered; don't take the law into your own hands; allow me to interfere"—I saw the prisoner put his hand behind him, and the book fell from his hips on the benches him—the other witness took the book up and gave it to me.

Cross-examined. Q. Was he not struck in the face? A. He was; and he might have put his hand to his pocket to get his handkerchief.

CHARLES EADY . I was there and saw the prisoner drop the book.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it—the landlord struck me, and gave me a black eye.

(Thomas Green, a publican, of Charles-street, Commercial-road; William Rayner, of Whitechapel-road; and Mr. Phipps, of Charles-street; gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 21.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor.— Transported for Seven Years.

1st February 1836
Reference Numbert18360201-545
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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