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CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.

SESSIONS PAPER.

SAMUEL WILSON, ESQUIRE, MAYOR.

TENTH SESSION, HELD AUGUST. 1839.

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,

Taken in Short-hand

BY HENRY BUCKLER.

LONDON:

GEORGE HEBERT, CHEAPSIDE.

WILLIAM TYLER, PRINTER, BOLT-COURT, FLEET-STREET.

1839.

THE

WHOLE PROCEEDINGS.

On the Queen's Commission of the Peace,

OYER AND TERMINER, AND GAOL DELIVERY,

FOR

The City of London,

AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE

COUNRY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION

OF THE

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.

Held on Monday, August 12th, 1839, and following Days.

Before the Right Honourable SAMUEL WILSON . LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Thomas Lord Denman, Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir James Williams, Knt., one other of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir William Heygate, Bart.; William Thompson, Esq.; Sir Peter Laurie, Knt.; William Taylor Copeland, Esq.; and Thomas Kelly, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City: the Honourable Charles Ewan Law, Recorder of the said City; Sir Chapman Marshall, Knt.; James Harmer, Esq.; John Humphreys, Esq., William Magnay, Esq.; and Michael Gibbs, Esq., Aldermen of the said City: John Mirehouse, Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and William St. Julien Arabin, Sergeant at Law; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.

LIST OF JURORS.

First Jury.

Elisha Knight

Lewis Davis

Ebenezer Vernon

Robert Fetham

Thomas Gaudy

W. Endell Luckett

W. Fandley

Jacob Tweedall

Thomas James Hill

George Glover

Charles Davis

John King

Second Jury.

James Croker

William Wheatley

William Matthew Hill

William Buckley Hay

Thomas Elborough

Alfred Augustus Fry

Thomas Finch

David Darling

Edward Dinmore

Thomas Fairland

Thomas Evans

Joseph Dorey

Third Jury.

William Dicker

Benjamin Grout

William Gordon

Benjamin Slee

George Darby

Abraham Le Hair

Abraham Lundy

Samuel Hanson

William Sumner

Samuel Garner

John Lucas

Thomas Gosling

Fourth Jury.

William Monroe

Jabez Edwards

John Charlton

William Jones

Charles Lickfold

William Calder

William Goodburn

Robert Hatchway

Thomas William Gregson

Thomas Godbold

William Everest

James Goodbody

Fifth Jury.

J. Leonard

Thomas Hutchinson

J. Corder

James Pugh

James Ford

J. Clark

J. Waterhouse

Thomas Graham

Joseph Jolly

W. Henry Dean

W. Hughes

George Francis

Sixth Jury.

Joseph Gillman

J. Haslock

J. Hawkins

Richard Dennen

Henry Lamplock

James Davidson

W. Dench

W. Lee

Joseph Langhorn

Henry Howard

Charles Fieldhouse

Charles Abbott

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.

WILSON, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION.

A star (*) denotes that a prisoner has been previously in custody.—Two stars. (**), that they have been more than once in custody—An obelisk. (†), that a prisoner is known to be the associate of bad characters.

LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES.

OLD COURT.—Monday, August. 2th, 1839.

First Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

WILLIAM BECKWITH.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2132
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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2132. WILLIAM BECKWITH . as indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June, 35 quarts of beer, value 12s. 6d., the goods of Thomas Goding.

GEORGE HAYWARD . I was store clerk to Thomas Goding, who occupies cellars under Charlotte-street chapel, Pimlico. On the 30th of May I went to the cellars with Mr. Barefoot, and found two 36 gallon barrels, which ought to have contained stout, empty, and another barrel had eighteen gallons taken from it—I had charge of the cellars—the beer had not been taken by permission of Mr. Goding—on the 1st of June I saw some stout produced by a constable at Queen-square office—it was the same quality as that which bad been in the barrels in the cellar—there is an air-hole in the cellar, looking into Mr. King's stable-yard.

HENRY BAREFOOT . I am a police inspector. On the 30th of May, in consequence of information, I went with Hay ward to the cellars under Charlotte-street chapel—I found two barrels empty, and another partly empty, and there was a spill in that barrel—on the 1st of June, early in the morning, I went to the cellars with Floyd the constable—the spill was precisely the same as I had left it, except a shaving which I had put on it was gone off—we concealed ourselves, and about half-past five o'clock heard a noise at the end of the vault, in the direction of King's stables, and Doherty, who has been convicted, came into the vault in that direction, with a lighted candle in his hand—he examined the place; and Went direct to the stout barrel with a peck measure, which he filled four times, and on the fifth occasion I advanced upon him, and took him into custody—I found a man named Morse and the prisoner, at the hole of King's stables, in the direction Doherty had come from—I saw each of them receiving the measure when Doherty took it to the hole—I took Doherty into custody, but the prisoner escaped—I searched Mr. King's stables, and found a funnel, with the froth of malt liquor on it, a bung, and part of another, and in a sewer, which runs through the premises, I found two large stone bottles, which had been recently broken—we had seen Morse take a large stone bottle towards the hole.

Cross-examined by. MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Have you always said the prisoner was the person? A. Yes—I said Morse and another were at the

hole to receive it—I mentioned Morse without naming the prisoner—I thought it not prudent to do so in the presence of his friends, but when the Magistrate asked if he was known, I said he was, and told his name—I believe that was not taken down—he escaped from his lodging when I went to look for him—I saw no one but the landlady when I went there—I do not know whether the prisoner is married—he had not a daughter dying at that house, I knew he had at another, in Royal Hospital-row—he was not there as far as I know—I did not go into the room—I went to the door, which was open.

WILLIAM FLOYD . police-constable B. 3.) I accompanied Barefoot to these vaults on the 1st of June—I saw Doherty there with a candle—he came three times to the barrel—he put the beer in the measure through a hole, and gave it to Morse, and the prisoner, who stood outside on King's premises'—I afterwards saw a stone bottle with a funnel in it—Morse took it towards the sewer—Barefoot apprehended Doherty—I endeavored to get through the hole, but could not—on Saturday, the 20th of July, I apprehended the prisoner in the Excise-office, in Broad-street—I asked him if he knew what I was taking him for—he said, "No"—but there was a woman with him, who I believe to be Doherty's sister—she said, "I know very well, it is about the beer"—he said he would go wherever I took him—Doherty and Morse were employed by Mr. King as Carmen.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not you at first say you saw Doherty give the beer to Morse and another? A. I did—I knew the prisoner's name at the time, but his friends being in court, I thought he might hear of it, and keep out of the way—the hole is about four feet from the floor of the cellar—it was not large enough for me to get through—I tried to get through, and the prisoner got hold of my right hand, trying to pull me through—the cellar was dark inside, but not outside—the beer was conveyed away in large stone bottles—I did not see the prisoner convey a bottle of beer away—I am sure I saw the prisoner through the hole—the bottle was not in his hand, it stood on the ground—Morse was putting the beer in the bottle out of the measure—the prisoner received the measure through the hole—when the prisoner caught hold of my hand to pull me through he thought it was Doherty he was assisting through—I had not my police dress on, I had a rough jacket on—I do not know what sized man Doherty is—perhaps he is as large as I am—I did not see him get through the hole—I saw him inside—he had a large jacket on, and looked a big man, but I think he is thin.

MR. PHILLIPS. called.

JANE AUSTIN . I am married, and live in Vincent-place, Vincent-square—I know the prisoner, his daughter was at her mother-in-law's, near Chelsea-hospital—I went there on the 1st of June last, about eleven o'clock at night, hearing she was taken very ill, and stopped there all night—I knew her before she was married—the prisoner came there about four o'clock in the morning, or a little after, and staid in the room with his daughter till a little before seven o'clock—be then accompanied me home—my husband saw him as well, when he came to leave me the key—I am quite sure the prisoner was there—I have known him fourteen years—he has been in the army, and has a pension from Government—he always bore a very honest character—his daughter died on the 13th of June.

COURT. Q. Where is Vincent-place? A. Near Vauxhall-road, about a mile from Chelsea—this was on Saturday morning, the 1st of June—I went to Chelsea on the Friday night, between ten and eleven o'clock—I am no relation to the parties, only a neighbour—I was acquainted with

his daughter—I am sure the prisoner came there before five o'clock—I looked at the clock, which hung in the room—he came alone—I believe the clock was right—I asked during the night, and the lady said it was right by the college clock—the prisoner came home with me at near seven o'clock—my husband called with the key about half-past five o'clock—be worked at Chelsea water-works—I am sure it was Saturday morning—I went again at different days, but did not sit up another night—I was first applied to about this when the prisoner was taken—I heard that he was charged with this about one o'clock that same Saturday—I heard the others were taken to Queen-square, and I heard that the policemen were after the prisoner—Doherty is his son-in-law, and one of them came and said he was to take Doherty a clean shirt, and that Doherty had said his father-in-law was one of the party.

WILLIAM AUSTIN . I am last witness's husband—on the 1st of June, about half past five o'clock in the morning, I remember calling at the house, where the prisoner's daughter laid ill, to, leave the key of my door—the prisoner was sitting alongside his daughter, expecting her to die every minute—he seemed in a very distressed state.

COURT. Q. How came you to notice the hour? A. I go to my labour at six o'clock at Chelsea water-works—I stopped talking to the prisoner and my wife about twenty minutes, and had bat ten minutes to get to the water-works—I recollect almost every day of the month—it was Saturday, for I received my money that night—I did not see the prisoner between the 1st of June and the 20th of July—I believe there was a clock in the room—I did not go to the police office—I had to go to the waterworks.

NOT GUILTY .

MARY BROWN.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2133
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2133. MARY BROWN . as indicted for unlawfully delivering to George Bray, Esq., a certain letter falsely accusing him of a certain offence punishable by law, with intent to extort money.

GUILTY . Aged 41.— Confined Six Weeks.

WILLIAM WILLIAMS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2134
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceImprisonment

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2134. WILLIAM WILLIAMS . as indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of August, 2 printed books, value 6s., the goods of Edmund Hodgson; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Confined Three Months.

EDWARD WILSON.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2135
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
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2135. EDWARD WILSON . as indicted for embezzlement: to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 34.— Confined Three Months.

JOHN EVANS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2136
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
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2136. JOHN EVANS . as indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of July, 15lbs. weight of paper, value 2s. 6d. 3 collars, value 18s.; 260 yards of linen cloth, value 13l.; 2 yards of mousseline de laine, value 2s.; and 2 yards of canvas, value 1s., the goods of Joseph Maddox and another, his Blasters; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 25.— Confined Six Months.

OLD COURT.—Tuesday, August. 3th, 1839.

Second Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

MARY ANN WARREN.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2137
VerdictGuilty > unknown
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2137. MARY ANN WARREN . as indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of July, 4 sovereigns, the monies of William Campbell, from his person.

WILLIAM CAMPBELL . I am an officer in the army. On the 23rd of July, about eleven o'clock at night, the prisoner came up to me, about one hundred yards on the other side of Temple-bar—she kept following me, and when she found she could not induce me to accompany her she pleaded poverty—I gave her 6d. to induce her to leave me, but she still persisted in following me down Fleet-street till I got to Bell's-buildings, Salisbury-court, where I reside—I told her I did not wish her to be seen there, as I was a married man, and I gave her 1s. to get rid of her—I raised my hand to rap at the door, and the moment I did so she plunged her hand into my waistcoat pocket and extracted four sovereigns—I directly put my hand quickly down, which made her drop the four sovereigns on the pavement—a scramble ensued between us—she succeeded in picking up two sovereigns, one of which she put into her mouth—I got the other two—she attempted to escape, and did run a few yards, but I caught her and gave her in charge to a policeman at the end of the court—I had had no communication with her whatever.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How long had you been with her in the street that night? A. do not know exactly—I am a stranger in London—I cannot say what time it would take me to walk half a mile—I walked at a rapid pace—I was quite sober, as far as I could judge—I had dined out, and had taken a gentleman-like allowance—I mean I had not drank to excess—I had, I suppose, seven or eight glasses of wine, and a little beer, I think—nothing else—it was not enough to make me tipsy—the prisoner walked with me against my will—I did not go to a house in Bishop's-court, Chancery-lane, nor did I knock at any house there, nor was I refused admittance—I swear that positively—I did not go. into Chancery-lane at all—I came straight through the archway down Fleet-street—I did not go into any court in the Strand that I know of—I was never in any house with the prisoner in my life—I do not think I went into any court—I cannot charge my memory—as far as my memory serves me, I went direct home—if I did go into any court, it was for the purpose of nature, and no other—I cannot call to mind whether I did or not, it is such a trifling circumstance—I did not pay 2s. for a room that night, that I swear most distinctly—nor was I in any house with the prisoner—I did not fall down in the street, I am quite positive of that—I always carried my money in my waistcoat pocket—I do not carry a purse—I have no breeches pockets—military men never have—the prisoner knew I had money in my waistcoat pocket, for I pulled out 6d. to give her in the Strand—she would not know there was gold there, but she would know there was money of some description.

WILLIAM BURTON . City police-constable. No. 433.) On the night of the 23rd I was on duty in Salisbury-square, when the prosecutor came with the prisoner, and gave her in charge, stating that she had robbed him of two sovereigns—he appeared as if he had been drinking, but I could not swear he was drunk—on the way to the station-house the prisoner gave me a sovereign voluntarily, and in searching her at the station-house I found she had a sovereign in her mouth—to be positive I opened her mouth, and tried to take it from her, but she swallowed it—I saw the sovereign in her mouth.

Cross-examined. Q. Did she not state before the Magistrate, that the prosecutor had been in a house on the road with her? A. She did not state so to me—she said before the Magistrate that he had been with her

in a house—I do not recollect her saying that he had paid her 2s.—I believe she made some such statement to the Magistrate.

GUILTY . * Aged 29.— Transported for Ten Years.

THOMAS GRIFFIN.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2138
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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2138. THOMAS GRIFFIN . as indicted for embezzlement.

JOSEPH PAIN . I am a salesman at Newgate-market. The prisoner was my clerk for about two months, and received money on my account—I dealt with Mr. Slater—the prisoner entered in a book, in his own hand-writing, the sums of money he received for me—the custom was for him to take the money in the morning, and about the middle of the day give it to a clerk to take to the banker's; but he went off about half-past seven o'clock in the morning.

THOMAS SLATER . I am a butcher at Kensington—On the 10th of July I paid the prisoner between 14l. and 15l. on his master's account.

MR. PAIN. re-examined. I have my book—here is the entry of the 20th of July of 14l. 15s. 5d., received from Mr. Slater, in the prisoner's hand-writing—he never accounted to me for that—19s. was left in the cash-bowl—he left me without any notice—the total amount entered that day is about 34l., but his sister brought me 17l.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. When did she bring that? A. On the Monday as this happened on the Saturday—I believe the officer has got 7l.—his salary was 1l. a week.

THOMAS HERDSFIELD . I am an officer—I apprehended the prisoner on Wednesday, the 24th of July—I had been looking for him from the 20th.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you get 6l. 18s. 21/2d.? A. Yes, which I hold for the prosecutor.

NOT GUILTY .

GEORGE JACKSON.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2139
VerdictGuilty > unknown
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2139. GEORGE JACKSON . as indicted for stealing, on the 20th of July, 106 yards of silk, value 19l. 18s., the goods of Mary Ann Knight, in her dwelling-house.

BENJAMIN CHAPPELL . I am a blacksmith. On the 20th of July I was coming past Mrs. Knight's house, in Cornhill, about a quarter before eight o'clock in the morning, and saw the prisoner opposite the shop—I went on about one hundred yards, and then sat down to rest, as I had my tools on my back, and I saw him run by with a roll under his arm—I gave information to the officer, who took him with it.

GEORGE BROWN . I am a City policeman—Chappell gave me information, and I followed the prisoner with a roll of silk under his left arm, and an old great coat thrown over it—he was in front of the Bank, nearly opposite the prosecutrix's house—I took him with it—the prosecutrix lives in the parish of St. Michael, Cornhill.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did he tell you a man had given it to him to carry? A. He did—I asked him what corner the man had gone round—be said "That corner," but did not show me which—he did not point to Bartholomew-lane—he was at the corner of that lane, but he did not point—(looking at his deposition.)—this is my signature—I did not say he pointed to the corner of Bartholomew-lane.—(The witness's depositions being read, stated, "he said it was a bundle a gentleman gave him to take round the corner. I asked him what corner? he replied, that corner, pointing to Bartholomew-lane.".)—My deposition was read over to me before I signed it, but I did not notice the word point—he never did point—I did not say he pointed—I said I took him at the corner of Bartholomew-lane—the Alderman did not rebuke me for not following the man.

JAMES FARQUHAR . I am in the service of Mrs. Knight—about half-past eight o'clock in the morning, two persons came into the shop—the prisoner is not one of them—one was rather stout, and the other had a blue handkerchief round his neck—they were respectably dressed—they asked for a pair of straps, but went away without buying any thing—I missed a piece of silk off the second counter, when the policeman came in.

GEORGE BROWN . I am foreman to Mrs. Mary Ann Knight, a tailor and draper—this silk is hers—I bought it for her—it is worth 19l. 18s.—the house in Cornhill is her place of business—she does not sleep there, but her servants do.

Cross-examined. Q. What is the name of Mrs. Knight's firm? A. Allison, Knight and Co.—that was the name of the firm at the time the silk was taken.

COURT. Q. But is she the only proprietor? A. Yes; Mr. Allison was her father, but he has been dead some years—Mr. Knight was her husband—he died last year—it is her sole property.

GUILTY . Aged 48.— Transported for Ten Years.

THOMAS ADAMS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2140
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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2140. THOMAS ADAMS . as indicted for stealing, on the 7th of August, 1 bag, value 3s., the goods of Henry Greenwood.

WILLIAM GEORGE WHITMARSH . I am a City policeman. The prisoner was brought to the station-house on the 7th of August, and I found this bag in his hat—I asked how he got it—he said he had bought it in Petticoat-lane—I said I should make inquiry—I went to the prosecutor's, and he owned it—the prisoner was taken into custody about one hundred yards from there.

ELIZABETH WELLS . I am in the employ of Henry Greenwood, a hosier in Finsbury-pavement—this is his bag—it was safe in the shop on the 7th of August, and hung close by the door—I hung it there in the morning.

GUILTY . *

THOMAS ADAMS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2141
VerdictGuilty > unknown
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2141. THOMAS ADAMS . as again. indicted for stealing, on the 7th of August, 1 pair of boots, value 26s., the goods of Thomas Riddington.

LEWIS PHILIP ETHERINGTON . I am in the employ of Thomas Riddington, a boot and shoemaker in Finsbury-place, Between half-past five and seven o'clock in the evening, on the 7th of August, I was sitting behind the counter at work—I saw the prisoner come to the door, make a stop, look in, and seeing nobody he came in and took the boots—as soon as he turned the corner I collared him with them, and he directly threw them down.

Prisoner. I never had them in my possession.

GUILTY . * Aged 19.— Transported for Seven Years.

WILLIAM SATCHWELL.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2142
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
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2142. WILLIAM SATCHWELL . as indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June, 73 albums, value 2l. 15s.; and 3 needle-cases, value 2s. 6d.; the goods of William Frederick Rock and another, his masters.

MR. PHILLIPS. conducted the Prosecution.

WILLIAM FREDERICK ROCK . I am a stationer, and live in Walbrook—I have one partner—the prisoner was in my employ. On Friday, the 19th of July, I told him I had heard he had been offering our goods for sale, and asked him to explain it—he said he had bought a couple of pairs of screens of Dodd and Co., and made them up for sale, to see what was doing in the trade—I asked if he had sold them—he said, not—I said, "Then you can produce them"—I accompanied him to his house,

and while there found several articles of our property—I showed them to him, and said, "Oh, Satchwell, did we deserve this of you?"—he burst into tears, and said, "I was perfeetly wretched, sir, and will tell you all about it"—he said he had been in the habit of taking goods from us for some time, and selling them to Sewell and Co., of Fore-street—fancy albums and needle-cases—I asked how many—he hesitated—I said, "A hundred?"—he said, "Oh, that is a good many"—I said, "Eighty?"—he made no reply—I went to Se well's and found among other things five dozen souvenirs, sixteen needle-cases, and thirteen albums—(produced.)—these are my property—I never authorized him to sell them.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. How long has he been in your employ? A. Six years—he has instructed some of my apprentices—there had been repeated conversations between us about his leaving our service, but not shortly before this—I am quite certain of the property—I am sure I told him that I had heard he had been offering our goods for sale—I did not say he had been offering his own goods for sale to our customers—I might have said, "I hear you have been offering goods for sale," I might not have said our. woods—I know these goods to be our property by their general appearance—they are our patterns, and our name is on this one—some of these things came from Sewell's—I can swear to about fifty things almost—we never sell them in this state—he admitted to me that the things he sold to Sewell were ours—I distinctly swear that—he was in business for himself before he came to us—he has a wife, and, I think, four children—I had unlimited confidence in him—he appeared very much grieved at what he had done—the things could be taken from our premises, without its being discovered—we have no means of checking them—I have four apprentices—most of these things were in our possession in this state—he could not have got materials from other persons to make them.

JOHN SEWELL . I live in Fore-street, Cripplegate. I produce six dozen needle-cases, which I bought of the prisoner, at 5s. 6d. a dozen, which is what we give to the trade—I also bought five dozen souvenirs at the same price.

MR. ROCK. re-examined. We sell them at 13s. 6d. a dozen, but we allow Ackerman's fifteen per cent, off, which would be 11s. 6d. a dozen. (The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY. Aged 34.—Recommended to mercy. — Confined One Year.

WILLIAM HARWOOD.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2143
VerdictGuilty > unknown
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2143. WILLIAM HARWOOD . as indicted for stealing, on the 27th of July, 1 trowel, value 1s.; the goods of James Geary, and that he had been previously convicted of felony.

JAMES GEARY . I live in East-street, Lambeth. On the 27th of July, I was at work in Cursitor-street, and put my trowel among some mortar while I went across to speak to my master—I returned in ten minutes, and it was gone—this is it—(looking at it.)

JOHN CLARIDGE . I am shopman to William King in High Holborn. On Saturday, the 27th of July, the prisoner pawned this trowel for 6d.

SAMUEL ATKINS . I am a City policeman. I took the prisoner into custody.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a boy, who stooped down to pick up a stone—he took up this trowel, and asked me to pawn it—I said I would, and gave him the money and ticket.

ROBERT JACKSON . I am shopman to Mr. Pegg, a rag-merchant. I

have a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction—(read.—he is the person—he pleaded guilty—I was a witness against him.

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years—Convict Ship.

MARTHA HAMMOND.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2144
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceImprisonment

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2144. MARTHA HAMMOND . as indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of August, 1 shawl, value 7s. 6d., the goods of Charlotte Walls; to which she pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Six Weeks.

ELLEN GRAHAM.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2145
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
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2145. ELLEN GRAHAM . as indicted for stealing, on the 10th of July, 1 bonnet, value 5s., the goods of Jane Bell Embleton; and 1 boa, value 2s., the goods of John Hudson: to which she pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 26.— Confined Two Months.

THOMAS LAURENCE.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2146
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2146. THOMAS LAURENCE . as indicted for stealing, on the 18th of July, 1 handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Charles Cancut.

CHARLES CANCUT . I live with Mr. Scott, of the Sun and Sportsman, in High-street, Marylebone. On the 18th of July, at twelve o'clock, the prisoner came to the house—I do not know what for—he had nothing to drink—my handkerchief was in my jacket, hanging behind the wash-house door in the back yard—I saw it safe on hour before—master asked me who the young man was who had walked out of the yard—I directly went outside, and saw the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand, looking at it, about thirty or forty yards from the door—I turned back, and went into the wash-house to see if mine was gone, and missed it—I followed him to Devonshire-street—he was standing still wiping his face with the handkerchief, and I secured him.

HENRY MILTON . I am a policeman, I took him into custody, and found seven keys on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I found it in the water-closet, and took it out in my hand.

GUILTY . Aged 34.— Confined Six Weeks.

JOHN HESELTINE.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2147
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2147. JOHN HESELTINE . as indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July, 1 necklace, value 13s., the goods of John Harris, from the person of Emma Elizabeth Harris.

MARY ANN HARRIS . I am eight years old. I was out with my little sister in my arms—she had a necklace on—the prisoner came up and gave me one bunch of currants, and my sister two—he took my sister in his arms, and nursed her, and then gave her to me—when we got home, my father missed the necklace—I am sure she had it on when the prisoner took her—I knew him before by seeing him about.

JOHN HARRIS . I am a butcher. T remember my two children going out together—the young one, Emma Elizabeth, had a necklace on when she went out—she was absent about an hour, and when she came back the child pointed to her neck, and said, "My beads," and I found her necklace was gone—I asked questions, which led me to desire the prisoner should be taken, and in the course of that afternoon, I was with the policeman, and met him in Petticoat-lane, about five o'clock—it happened between three and four o'clock—I asked him where my child's necklace was—he denied all knowledge of it—he was taken to the station-house, and I saw the necklace taken from his pocket—this is it—(produced.)

THOMAS BURTON . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner into custody, and found the necklace on him.

Prisoner's Defence. It is not likely I should take the beads off the

child's neck, when I lived next door to her, and worked in the market all my life.

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined One Year.

JEREMIAH LYONS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2148
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation

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2148. JEREMIAH LYONS . as indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June, 1/2 a yard of velvet, value 10s., and I comforter, value 6d., the goods of John Maloney, his master.

JOHN MALONEY . I am a tailor, and live in Holloway-place, Shoreditch. On the 3rd of June, the prisoner applied to me to employ him, stating that he was in great distress—he was a stranger to me—I took him in out of charity, boarded and lodged him, and gave him 4s. a week—on the 12th of June, he went away without any notice, and I missed the property stated—I met him on the 15th of July in the City—he asked me how I did, I said, "Very well"—he acknowledged that he had taken the things and sold one of the velvet collars for 18d., (it cost me 7s. 6d.)and said he had been to Bristol since—he said, "I will make you recompense"—I said, "If you will return to my house, you shall work it out, and I will give you wages"—he said he should be ashamed to face my wife—I walked with him till we met a policeman, and I gave him into custody.

JULIA MALONEY . I am the prosecutor's wife—on the 12th of June, the prisoner came and asked me to lend him a comforter—he said he should return in the course of an hour, but I never saw him afterwards—I have not found it since.

Prisoner. Q. Did not you tell me I had better go and look for some work, as your husband was going to America, and you had no work? A. That is a story, we had work in the house—four coats.

JEREMIAH CALAGHAN . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner into custody.

Prisoner's Defence. The morning I left, he and his wife had a row. and he told me he was going to America—I said he had better sit down to his work, he said he would not—I came down and told his wife he was going away—she said I had better go and look for work elsewhere—after breakfast I was going out, and asked her to lend me a handkerchief to put round my. neck, and she gave me a comforter—I know nothing about the collars.

GUILTY .—Aged 21. Transported for Seven Years.

THOMAS COLLINS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2149
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation

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2149. THOMAS COLLINS . as indicted for stealing, on the 18th of July, 1 pewter pot, value 1s. 8d., the goods of Charles Freestone Taylor: and that he had been previously convicted of felony.

JOHN NAISH . I am a policeman. On the 18th of July, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Brunswick-place, Regent's-park, and saw the prisoner take this pot off the rails of No. 7, and put it under his jacket—I followed him to Portland-place, and asked what he had taken off the rails—he said, "I have got no pot"—I unbuttoned his jacket and took it out.

CHARLES FREESTONE TAYLOR . I keep the Regent's Arms public-house, York-terrace—this is my pot.

WILLIAM HORSFORD . I am a constable of the Mendicity Society—I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, from the Clerk of the Peace for Westminster—(read.)—I was a witness on the trial, and apprehended him—he is the same person who was convicted.

GUILTY . Aged 31.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

JAMES BUCKLE.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2150
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceImprisonment

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2150. JAMES BUCKLE . as indicted for stealing, on the 15th of July, 5 lbs. weight of pewter, value 3s., the goods of George Douglas Alderson and another, his masters.

GEORGE FREEMAN . I am partner with George Douglas Alderson, as pewterers—the prisoner was in our employ—he had served his time originally to the concern, but he left for about two years—we had taken him back again about a month previous to this circumstance—on the 15th of July, after the men left for dinner, I saw him melting something in a ladle in the workshop, which he had no occasion to do—I told a man to watch him—when he left at five o'clock, I followed with an officer, and took him to Marl borough-street, and asked if he had any thing about him which did not belong to him—he produced this piece of pewter, and said he hoped I should be lenient with him, as it was his first offence—I believe it is his first offence—his father has worked in the concern upwards of thirty years.

THOMAS JUKES . I am in the prosecutors' employ—Mr. Freeman spoke to me—I saw the prisoner take the pewter out of the ladle and conceal it in his clothes, where it was afterwards found.

GUILTY. Aged 21.—Recommended to mercy. — Confined Three Months.

WILLIAM BOYCE, WILLIAM WHITE.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2151
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2151. WILLIAM BOYCE . and WILLIAM WHITE . were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of July, 1 gown, value 5s., the goods of Barnard Garlagh.

ANN GARLAGH . I am the wife of Barnard Garlagh, a skin-dresser, and live in Old Castle-street, Whitechapel. On the 15th of July, about nine or ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner Boyce in our yard—he said he wanted to go into the water-closet—I said he might—he did not go, but went out—I did not see the other prisoner—I had a gown hanging in the parlour, which was safe at that time—my little girl was in the room—I left the door open, and went to hang some things in the yard—my little girl hallooed out there was a strange man—I went and missed my gown, ran out, and came up with Boyce in Castle-alley—I said he knew something about my gown—he said, "No"—I have never seen it since.

GEORGE ZIMMER . I live with my father and mother in Mrs. Garlagh's house—on the day the gown was lost, I was before the door of the house, and saw three persons go to the door—Boyce, and one who is not here, went into the house—White staid at the door, and told the children to move out of the way—there was a Jew there—White asked for a light—he was close to the door at that time—Boyce and the other man did not stop long in the house—I saw them come out again—the other one came out first, with Mrs. Garlagh's gown—I knew it by living in the house—Boyce came out soon after—they ran away, and White followed—I am quite sure of the prisoners.

CAROLINE ZIMMER . I am sister to the last witness—I was looking out at the window at the time—there were three together at the door—Boyce and another went into the house, and White stopped at the door—they were there a short time—the other one came out first with the gown—Boyce came out afterwards—I am sure they are the same persons.

GEORGE JOHNSON . I am a policeman. I took the prisoners into custody.

Boyce's Defence. This man came to my house to take my son's measure for a jacket, at eight o'clock on Monday morning—after

he had done so, we took a little walk, and had some beer together—I had taken salts that morning, and felt very bad in my inside—I asked the prosecutrix if I might go into the water-closet—she said I might—while there, I heard a cry of a man being in the house, and when I came out, I walked down the street with this man—the woman followed, tapped me on the shoulder, and said, "I have lost a gown"—I said, "I know nothing of it, I have got no gown"—she said, "I will give you in charge"—I said, "I will go with you," which I did.

White's Defence. I know nothing whatever about the gown.

BOYCE.— GUILTY . Aged 36.

WHITE.— GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined Three Months.

LEVI AMES.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2152
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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2152. LEVI AMES . as indicted for stealing, on the 13th of July, 1 pewter pot, value 8d., the goods of Joseph Chambers.

JOSEPH CHAMBERS . I am a licensed victualler, and live at Barnet—on the 13th of July, the prisoner and four others, haymakers, were at my house, waiting for a wagon which goes down the country—they waited till eleven o'clock, which was my time for shutting up—the wagon had not come, and they asked me to draw them a pot of beer—I did so, and said, "When you have done, put the pot on the threshold, and if I am gone to bed, I will take it in in the morning"—however, I did not go to bed so soon as I thought I should, I opened the door to take in the pot, but it was gone—I followed the men, and found a policeman in the road—I overtook the prisoner about a mile from my house, and he had the pot in his pocket—I saw it before the Magistrate—it was mine.

Prisoner. I sat down on the road—I was not out of the parish, I believe—it must have been put into my pocket by somebody.

THOMAS AUSTIN . I am a policeman. I found the pot on him—he at first denied having it.

JOSEPH CHAMBERS . re-examined. The party were in my house about two hours—I do not think they had above two pots of beer—I cannot say whether they were fresh.—I think I had seen the prisoner once before. (The prisoner received a good character.)

NOT GUILTY .

JOSEPH MARTIN.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2153
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2153. JOSEPH MARTIN . as indicted for stealing, on the 17th of July, 1 pair of boots, value 3s. 6d. he goods of George Messenger.

ANN JANB MESSENGER . I am the wife of George Messenger, a shoemaker, in Hackney-road—on the 17th of July, about half-past eight o'clock in the morning, I observed a person looking in at the window—I did not see the prisoner at first, till I saw him standing before my little girl at the door—I watched him, and saw him take the boots from a nail, put them under his coat, and run away—I ran after him, and met an officer who ran and caught him—he bad not the boots on him, but I am sure I saw him take them—these are them—(looking at them.)—they are my husband's property—there is "G M" on them.

GEORGE HAYWARD . I live in the neighbourhood—about half-past eight o'clock, on the 17th of July, I saw the prisoner running down an entrance—in his course he threw a pair of boots over a fence above six feet high—I am sure he is the same person—the person who found them is not here.

WILLIAM PRICE . police-constable H. 5.) I took the prisoner into custody, and had the boots given to me.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Six Weeks.

MICHAEL MAY, THOMAS JAMES, EDWARD RYNARD.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2154
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation; Transportation

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2154. MICHAEL MAY, THOMAS JAMES . and EDWARD RYNARD. alias Edward Barrett. were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July, 150 lbs. weight of lead, value 1l. 10s., and 1 metal cock, value 1s. 6d., the goods of Henry Dodd; being fixed to a building: and that May had been before convicted of felony.

HENRY DODD . I am a scavenger. The houses, Nos. 17 and 18, Pump-row, Old-street-road, are mine—they were empty—I saw the skylights and all the gutters perfectly secure on the 26th of June—I sent my foreman there, I think on the 30th—he came back and informed me that the house had been robbed, and that he bad found some men in the house, with baskets and lead cut up, ready to be taken away—I went, and was satisfied that it was cut away—I did not myself see the parts fitted—I am certain it is my property—I know nothing of the prisoners—I had locked the doors when I went away, and left all secure.

JOHN CLARK . I am a scavenger in the prosecutor's employ—he sent me to these houses to shift a water-pipe—I unlocked the door, and found I could not get in—the chain inside was fastened—I pushed the door back as far as I could, and saw two baskets there—I went to the police-station and fetched an officer—the baskets did not belong to me or my master—I saw the fanlight was broken above the door—I helped the man that was with me over, to undo the chain inside, and when he undid it, the policeman and I proceeded up-stairs, and in the first floor back-room saw two pairs of strange shoes—the officer took them up-stairs, and in the second floor front room we found the three prisoners, apparently nearly asleep—they were rising from the floor as we entered—they were perfect strangers—they would not give any account of themselves in any respect whatever—it was about seven o'clock in the morning—the officer waited at the door—I proceeded to the back-room, and saw a hole cut about eighteen inches square in the ceiling—I raised myself up and found the gutters from both houses stripped off, the rain water-pipes from both houses, and upwards of 150 lbs. weight of lead taken, and a metal cock was cut off—I afterwards fitted the lead found, with the flat, and it corresponded, so did the brass cock—I am certain it was cut from there.

ANDREW BOYESON . I am a policeman. I was sent for by Clark—he has related all that passed accurately—I found the prisoners and the lead in the way described—it appeared to me that it was part of the gutter—I have compared them, and they exactly fit—I have no doubt at all about it.

JOHN CHARLES PATTEN . I am a policeman. I went to the house—the account given by the witness is perfectly true.

James's Defence. I came up from harvest, and seeing the door open, we went in, and overslept ourselves.

NATHANIEL CATER . I am a policeman. I produce the certificate of May's former conviction from Mr. Clark's office—(read.)—I was at his trial—he is the person who was then tried and convicted.

MAY.— GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

JAMES.— GUILTY . Aged 18.

RYNARD.— GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years.

NEW COURT.—Tuesday, August. 3th, 1839.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

MARY ANN HASLEY.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2155
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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2155. MARY ANN HASLEY . as indicted for stealing, on the 24thof July, 1 ring, value 10s. the goods of William Henry Hilliard: 1 pair of gloves, value 2d.; and 1 necklace, value 5s.; the goods of John Thomas Hilliard, her master.

JOHN THOMAS HILLIARD . The prisoner was in my service about two months. On the 26th of July I missed a pair of white silk gloves and a black necklace—these are them—this gold ring is my brother William Henry Hilliard's—my wife is not here.

MARY REEVES . I live at Little Trinity-lane, Queenhithe. The prisoner was in the habit of coming backwards and forwards to my house—I examined my drawers on the 26th of July, and found this necklace in one drawer, and the other things in another drawer which the prisoner was in the habit of going to—I did not put them in myself.

MR. HILLIARD.re-examined. Nobody else had access to our drawer where these things were kept—Reeves occasionally visited the prisoner, but was never up stairs—the prisoner is a relation of hers.

NOT GUILTY .

MICHAEL BROWN.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2156
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2156. MICHAEL BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of August, 4 shoemaker's tools, value 6d., the goods of William Smith: 2 pairs of shoes, value 4s. 8d.; the materials for 7 pairs of shoes, value 14s.; and 4 pairs of lasts, value 2s. 4d.; the goods of William Hickson and others: 2 pairs of uppers for boots, value 4s.; and 1/4lb. weight of leather, value 1s.; the goods of John Arthur Mason.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a shoemaker, and live in Sun-court, Milton-street. I had some materials for making shoes, and some lasts belonging to William Hickson, and two pairs of uppers and other things of John Arthur Mason—the prisoner lodged in the same room with me—these things were kept there—I missed them on the 6th of August—the prisoner went out in the evening of the 5th of August, and kept out till four o'clock next morning—these things are mine—I gave the prisoner two pairs of boots to make which belonged to Mason—he had no business to take them from my room, but to make them there, and deliver them to me.

BENJAMIN ROBERTS .(police-constable G 22.) I stopped the prisoner in White's-court, about five o'clock in the morning of the 6th of August, and asked him what he had in his bundle—he refused to tell me—I said he must go with me to where he brought it from—he refused—I took him to the station-house, and found it was these things.

PHILLIP CONLET . I am the landlord of the house. I was in bed about five o'clock in the morning of the 6th of August—the prisoner knocked at the door—I let him in, and I thought he would go to bed, but he came down and went out—I saw him running down the court with the bundle—I gave information at the station-house—he gave up two pairs of shoes out of his pocket at the station-house.

GUILTY . Aged 30.— Confined Six Months.

WILLIAM HUGHES.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2157
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2157. WILLIAM HUGHES was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of July, 1 pocket-book, value 1s., the goods of Thomazine Cleeve, from her person.

THOMAZINE CLEEVE . I live in Brunswick-street, Hackney-road. About nine o'clock in the evening of the 6th of July, I was crossing Londonbridge, and missed this pocket-book from my pocket.

WILLIAM WALLACE CLEEVE . I was on London-bridge about nine o'clock on the 6th of July, with my mother—she missed her pocket-book—information was brought to her about five minutes after.

JOHN WARD WALTERS . I am an officer. I was on London-bridge at a quarter-past nine o'clock, and saw the prisoner with two young men and a woman—they excited my suspicion—I saw them go to the lady and gentleman, and lift the lady's clothes—the two young men and the woman closed on the prisoner, to screen him—I got close, and saw him raise his hand from her with something red—I seized him and collared the man on my left—I received a blow, which caused me to lose my hold of the man, but I kept the prisoner—this is the book—he dropped it.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a young man pick the book up—he gave It to this witness, and he took me.

GUILTY . Aged 11.— Confined Three Months.

ROBERT FISHER.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2158
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceImprisonment

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2158. ROBERT FISHER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of James Smith, from his person; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Confined Six Months.

WILLIAM HOOPER.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2159
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation

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2159. WILLIAM HOOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of August, 1 handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of Joseph Coghlan Green, from his person.

JOHN COGHLAN GREEN . I am an assistant surgeon, and live in Holborn. I was going down Fetter-lane, about two o'clock on the 2nd of August—I saw the prisoner running by me, and heard a cry of "Stop thief"—he ran down a turning—I went after him, and the policeman came up—the prisoner acknowledged he had taken my handkerchief, and said if I would not say anything he would give it me—he took this handkerchief out of a dust-bin—it is mine, and the one I had in my pocket just before

FRANCIS WRIGHT . I live in Fetter-lane. I saw the prisoner pick the prosecutor's pocket, and gave information.

CHARLES HALL .(City police-constable No. 49.) I was called, and took the prisoner—he gave this handkerchief out of a dust-bin.

Prisoner's Defence. I went down this turning to go to the water-closet—the prosecutor came and said I had been picking his pocket, which I had not.

GUILTY . Aged 22.— Transported for Ten Years.

EDWARD WILLIAMS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2160
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation

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2160. EDWARD WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of August, 6 knives, value 1s., and 6 forks, value 1s., the goods of Jacob Russell; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

JAMES LOW . I live in Fore-street. Between five and six o'clock in the evening of the 7th of August I saw the prisoner and two more standing near Mr. Russell's shop—the prisoner whipped something off the board and put it under his waistcoat—I secured him, and found this parcel under his waistcoat.

SAMUEL SLOPER . I am assistant to Mr. Jacob Russell. The prisoner was brought in, and this property was under his waistcoat—he had no business with them—I had not sold them to him or his comrades.

JOHN TRACEY .(police constable N 28.) I produce this certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, from Mr. Clark's office—(read)—the prisoner is the person.

GUILTY . Aged 12.— Transported for Seven Years.—Convict Ship.

JOSEPH WARD.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2161
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation

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2161. JOSEPH WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of August, 1 pair of hoots, value 5s.; 8 shillings, and 1 sixpence; the goods and monies of Joseph Blizzard, from his person.

JOSEPH BLIZZARD . I live at Cottage-place, Vauxhall-wharf. On the 6th of August I was at work at Cow-cross, and went to sleep in the pens in Smithfield, about half past nine o'clock, with my boots on, I awoke about ten o'clock, and the boots were then off my feet, and the prisoner bad them under his arm—I gave an alarm, and he ran through the posts—I lost sight of him, but I took particular notice of him—I stopped till I got another old pair of shoes—I went to different shops, but could see nothing of my boots—I came back and saw the prisoner in the same place where I had been robbed, with a gang of people—I went to the officer and gave him into custody—my boots have not been found—the prisoner was rising from the ground when I saw him—be let my foot drop—I was perfectly sober—the prisoner said, "You will never find the boots again, they are far enough off now."

ANDREW TWEE DALE . I am a City police-constables I took the prisoner to the Computer—he said, "I have sold the boots, they are far enough off now"—I did not tell the Magistrate this—I was Dot examined—I told the clerk so—he has omitted it in the deposition.

GUILTY . Aged 21.— Transported for Ten Years.

JOSEPH MEALEY.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2162
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2162. JOSEPH MEALEY was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of August, 1 yard of satin, value 14s., the goods of John Cadman.

JOHN CADMAN . I am a tailor, and live in Aldersgate-street About eight o'clock on the 5th of August I put up the chain of my shop-door, when I went to breakfast—after having dean that, I found the door open and saw an arm come through the door, and this satin waistcoat piece being taken out of the door—the arm belonged to the prisoner—he ran up the court—I pursued and saw him drop the satin—it was not more than a couple of minutes from the time I saw the arm.

THOMAS JAMES FRANCIS . I live in Aldersgate-street I saw the prisoner running and drop the waistcoat piece—I came up to him, and he had been stopped by a butcher, whom he knocked down—he struck me very violently.

Prisoner's Defence. I never had the article.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Three Months.

JOHN WALLIS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2163
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2163. JOHN WALLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of July, 1 bag, value 2d.;5 half-crowns, and 8 shillings, the goods and monies of John Leonard, from his person.

JOHN LEONARD . I am a labourer. I had been hay-making at Finchley, and was coming to town with the prisoner on the 13th of July—I sat down—I had five half-crowns, and eight shillings—I fell asleep, and the prisoner sat down by the side of me—the horse patrol awoke me, and my money was gone.

HENRY WILLIAMS . I am a horse patrol. I saw the prisoner and prosecutor together—I followed them about a mile and a half—I lost sight of them for ten minutes, and two hundred yards from there I found the prosecutor sitting asleep—I awoke him up—he said he was tired—I asked him. where his companion was—he said "He was here just this minute"—I said "Where is your money?"—he said, "I have lost it, five half-crowns and eight shillings."

JOSEPH HIGGS . I followed the prisoner, and took him about a mile and a quarter from where the prosecutor was—I asked what money he had, he said 10s., three half-crowns and two shillings—I said that would not be 10s., he said he had paid for some beer—I searched him and found eight half-crowns, ten shillings, and one farthing, which just corresponded with what he said he had, and what the prosecutor had lostthere was no person on the road but the prisoner and the prosecutor.

GUILTY . Aged 41.— Confined Six Months.

MARY IGO, JOHN EDWARDS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2164
VerdictsGuilty > unknown; Not Guilty > unknown
SentencesTransportation

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2164. MARY IGO was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of July, 1 box, value 8s.; 10 pens, value 10d.;1 half-sovereign, 6 half-crowns, 10 shillings, 5 sixpences, 4 groats; and 1 bill of exchange for 30l.; the property of William Henry Osland, her master: and JOHN EDWARDS , for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing the same to have been stolen; against the Statute, &c.; to which Igo pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Transported for Seven Years.—Penitentiary.

WILLIAM HENRY OSLAND . Igo was my servant. I missed my cash-box on Monday, the 22nd of July, it contained the property stated—this is my box—Edwards came to me with Igo's sister on the Thursday morning following, and said if I would pay him for his trouble he would find the box, he knew where it was—I never saw him before in my life.

HENRY WIX . I am a chimney-sweep, and live in Chequer-alley, Buns hill-row. I saw Edwards on the Thursday—he said he knew the cash-box was down the privy, for he was the person who chucked it down, and sunk it by bricks—he said there was about two sovereigns in gold and a 30l. cheque, and some pens in it—I went there, but could not get it up without having the privy emptied—he did not say when he sank it.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Are you sure he said he was the person who chucked it down? A. Yes—he at first said there was a cash-box down the privy where his landlord lived, and it was a handsome one—he said if it was to be got up he would give me the job, and I should be rewarded if I got it up—ray wife was there—he came to my own place and told me—he said a parcel of boys had tried to get it up—a young woman had given information, and he had sunk it with bricks.

COURT. Q. Did you understand that he had sunk it wilfully? A. Yes, because it should not be found.

JOHN STANTON . I live in Crown-court. I examined the privy—the prisoner Edwards said he knew the box was there, for he sunk it with bricks—we got the soil out on Monday night, and on Tuesday morning the box was found—I turned the bricks up.

Cross-examined. Q. What are you? A. A sweep and scavenger—I have seen Wix several times—I do not know much good nor any harm of him—I never heard any thing against him—I have been tried, and was transported—I had full pardon after I had been four years and eight months away.

EDWARDS— NOT GUILTY .

JOSEPH GRANT.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2165
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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2165. JOSEPH GRANT was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July, 1 handkerchief, value 6d., and 20 shillings; the goods and monies of Ingon, from his person.

INGON.(through an interpreter.) On the 12th of July I was drinking at a public-house—I gave the prisoner some money to get drink

—I left the house about one o'clock—I had 20s. in a handkerchief—I came out, and four other persons came out, and the prisoner came out behind me—a witness came up to me and asked if he should get me a bed—the prisoner said he would get me a bed that night, and the next day come on board ship to me—he was close behind me, he said, "He has been drinking with me all the evening, and I will go with him now"—he then snatched the handkerchief with the money from the bosom of my coat and ran away—I am sure of that—I was drunk.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How long were you drinking in the public-house? A. About two hours. I went to the public-house about half-past twelve o'clock—we drank 1s. worth of plain rum.

JAMES CAMPBELL . I was not at the public-house, but I came up and saw the prisoner with the prosecutor, who asked me if I could get him a bed—the prisoner said he had been with him, and if I would leave him with him he would see him righted—I stopped, and then taw the prisoner make a sudden run from him—the prosecutor came and said something which I did not understand.

THOMAS BRUNDLE .(police-constable K 53.) I took the prisoner—he said he had not been in the prosecutor's company—then he said there were others in company besides himself.

Cross-examined. Q. What time did you take him? A. A few minutes before five o'clock in the morning—I found 5s. on him.

NOT GUILTY .

WILLIAM HENRY AYRES.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2166
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceImprisonment

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2166. WILLIAM HENRY AYRES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June, 1 watch, value 1l. 5s.; 1 guard-chain, value 7s.; 1 split ring, value 3s.; 1 seal, value 4s.; 1 watch-key, value 1s.; and 1 pewter pot, value 1s.; the goods of Joseph Cavalier, hi master.

JOSEPH CAVALIEE . I live in Sydney-street, Bethnal-green. The prisoner came into my service on the 25th of May, and left on the 26th of June without notice—I missed my watch from my workshop at twelve o'clock, having seen it ten minutes before—I saw the prisoner take the pot off the table to get a pint of beer, but he sever returned—there was nobody but my wife in the house.

WILLIAM CAVALIER . My father told me that Ayres had taken his watch and the pint pot—I saw the prisoner in Sun-street about a week after—he ran away, and I hallooed, "Stop thief—he ran to Chiswell-street to the corner of Bunhill-row—I took him, and I held him till a policeman came.

Prisoner. I stopped when you called. Witness. Yes, because a mob came round you.

Prisoner's Defence. I never had the watch at all.

GUILTY. Aged 25.—Recommended to mercy. — Confined Six Months.

JAMES HOGAN, JOHN AMES.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2167
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation; Imprisonment

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2167. JAMES HOGAN and JOHN AMES were indicted for stealing, on the 80th of July, 6 castors, value 3s. 9d., the goods of Charles Woodward.

THOMAS BRUCKETT . I am shopman to Mr. Charles Woodward, ironmonger, of Frith-street, Soho. About three o'clock, on the 30th of July, the prisoners came for 1d. worth of screws—having suspicion I got under the counter, looked through a hole in a panel of the counter, and saw them trying to get a parcel off the counter—I saw Hogan get it off the

counter and give it to Ames, who put it into a slit in his trowsers—they went out—I went after them, stopped them, and found six brass castors under Ames's apron—they are my master's.

Hogan's Defence. I did not take them.

Ames's Defence. Hogan took them and gave them to me—my father and mother have been dead eleven years.

HOGAN— GUILTY . Aged 11.— Transported for Seven Years.—Isle of Wight.

AMES— GUILTY . Aged 15.— Confined One Month.

JAMES HARDWIDGE, JOHN THOMPSON.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2168
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Not Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2168. JAMES HARDWIDGE and JOHN THOMPSON were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July, 1 handkerchief, value 4s. 6d., the goods of William Fryer, from his person.

JOHN HODGSON . I live in Bucklersbury. On the 12th of July I was in Wormwood-street, between one and two o'clock, with William Fryer, I saw the two prisoners behind us—I turned round and saw something pass between them—I said to Fryer, "Your pocket is picked"—he followed Hardwidge, and I followed Thompson.

WILLIAM FRYER . I was with Mr. Hodgson—I missed my handkerchief—this is it—I found it in the hand of the prisoner Hardwidge.

ROBERT LIDDELL .(City police-constable, No. 290.) I was in Bishopsgate-street, and took the prisoners from the witnesses—I had not seen them together before.

Thompson's Defence. This young man said he took it, but I know nothing about it.

Hardwidge's Defence. I saw this handkerchief hanging out, and took it from want—it is the first time I did such a thing.

HARD WIDGE— GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined Three Months.

THOMPSON— NOT GUILTY .

WILLIAM GARLAND.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2169
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2169. WILLIAM GARLAND was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of July, 1 work-box, value 1l. 105.; 3 thimbles, value 5s.; 1 shield, value 2s.; 1 breast-pin, value 4s.; 1 piece of foreign silver coin, value 1s. 6d.;8 half-crowns, 11 shillings, 14 sixpences, 19 groats, and 8 pence; the goods and monies of Matthew Freebody.

MATTHEW FREEBODY . I am a builder, and live at Hurley, near Maidenhead. I received a letter from the police inspector on the 14th of July—I missed from my front parlour a work-box which contained the articles stated—this is the box.

JEREMIAH LOCKERBY .(police-constable S 180.) I was in Somers-town, and saw the prisoner asleep on a step drunk—he had this box—I asked him what it contained, he said nothing but a few cottons, and he had brought it from Manchester—I asked if he bought it there, he said no, he was a cabinet-maker, and brought it as a present to his sister, who lived in Perry-street—I went there with him—his sister said she would not take it, for he was a drunken blackguard—I took him to the station-house, and found it had been broken open, and these things were in it—there were letters in it to the prosecutor, and we wrote to him.

Prisoner's Defence. I found the box in the road.

GUILTY . Aged 34.— Confined Six Months.

WILLIAM JONES.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2170
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation

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2170. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of July, 29 yards of printed cotton, value 14s., the goods of Samuel James Nichols; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

GEORGE WIGHTWICK . I am assistant to Samuel James Nichols, a draper, in Chiswell-street. On the 19th of July, about three o'clock, I missed a piece of printed cotton from inside the door—this is it, and that he had been before convicted.

RICHARD GEORGE TAYLOR . About three o'clock on the 19th of July, I was in Chiswell-street, and saw the prisoner take a piece of print—he ran away—I followed him, and took him in Milton-street—he said he would make it right—I took him to a public-house—he put it down, and ran out, but a policeman took him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming from Chiswell-street, and saw this at the door, I took it up and went down Milton-street—Taylor said, "Let us go in here," and he went into the tap-room.

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

GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Seven Years.

WILLIAM CROFT.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2171
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceImprisonment

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2171. WILLIAM CROFT was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July, 1 plane, value 1s.; I saw, value 1s.; and 1 gouge, value 6d.; the goods of Daniel Stammers: 1 plane, value 2s.; and 1 square, value 1s.; the goods of John Pilbeam; to which he pleaded

GUILTY .—Aged 24. Confined One Month.

JAMES OWEN.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2172
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation

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2172. JAMES OWEN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July, 2 half-crowns, the monies of Thomas Macauley.

THOMAS MACAULEY . I live in Curtain-road. At half-past three o'clock on the 16th of July, I was in my sitting-room, and saw the prisoner at the till in my shop—there wares about eight half-crowns and a shilling or a sixpence in it—I went and asked him what he had been doing, and how he came there, and so on—he cried, and said he had got two half-crowns, which was all he had taken, and them he gave me—I could not swear whether one or two half-crowns were gone, but I am sure one was, and these two were in his hand, and the till was open.

Prisoner. A boy got me to go into the shop, and said he would open the till if I would take the money. Witness. There was another boy with him.

GUILTY . * Aged 13.— Transported for Seven Years—Convict Ship.

JANE BURNS.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2173
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment

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2173. JANE BURNS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July, 1 pair of boots, value 4s. 6d.;1 pair of shoes, value 2s. 6d.;1 shift, value 1s; the goods of William Wright.

WILLIAM WRIGHT . I am a shoemaker. I was called by my son about six o'clock on the 7th of July—he had hold of the prisoner, who had this pair of shoes at her feet, which are mine.

THOMAS WRIGHT . I live with my father in Holywell-street. About six o'clock on the morning of the 7th of July I heard a door open, and some person come in, and take this shift from a basket in my bed-room, she then walked into the shop, which was adjoining my room, and then went to the window—I saw it was the prisoner—I then got my trowsers, and went after her twenty yards up Holy well-lane, and asked what she had got—she said nothing belonging to me—she bad these things rolled up together—she had placed three pairs of boots on the counter, and I think she was coming back for them.

Prisoner's Defence. This pair of shoes and shift lay on the stairs—I

was on the step of the door, and took them, and was coming back with them.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined Six Months.

OLD COURT.—Wednesday, August 14th, 1839.

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

HENRY SMITH.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2174
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceTransportation

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2174. HENRY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of July, at St. James's, Westminster, 1 coat, value 4l.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 1l. 10s.; and 2 handkerchiefs, value 10s.; the goods of Henry Vyner, in the dwelling-house of Earl De Grey; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 42.— Transported for Ten Years.

GEORGE CONNELL.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2175
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceImprisonment

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2175. GEORGE CONNELL was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of July, 1 watch, value 28s.; and 1 pair of scissors, value 2s.; the goods of Thomas Wentworth, his master; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Six Months.

WILLIAM JONES.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2176
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceTransportation

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2176. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of July, 1 bag, value 10s., the goods of Newsom Garrett; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

Third Jury, before Mr. Justice Williams.

WILLIAM KING.
12th August 1839
Reference Numbert18390812-2177<