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On the Queen's Commission of the Peace,



The City of London,





Held on Monday, June 13th, 1842, and following Days.

Before the Right Honourable Sir JOHN PIRIE , Bart., LORD MAYOR of the City of London; the Right Hon. Sir Nicholas C. Tindal, Knt., Chief Justice of Her Majesty's. Court of Common Pleas; Sir John Patteson, Knt., one of the Justice, of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir John Gurney, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's. Court of Exchequer; Sir Matthew Wood, Bart.; Sir William Heygate, Bart.; Anthony Brown, Esq.; William Thompson, Esq.; Charles Farebrother, Esq.; and Thomas Kelly, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City: the Honourable Charles Ewan Law, Recorder of the said City; Sir George Carroll, Knt.; John K. Hooper, Esq.; Sir James Duke, Knt.; and Thomas Farncomb, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City: John Mirehouse, Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and Edward Bullock, Esq., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; 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.


First Jury.

Henry Augustus Bedwell

Peter Pike

Charles Adams

Richard Bates

Richard Biddle

Isaac Bond

Robert Goulding

Charles Webber

James Anderson

Thomas Beach

Isaac John Clark

John Bishop

Second Jury.

John Dewell Aldridge

William Aldridge

Benjamin Colls

John Gibbs

James Hansom

James Bradley Chamberlain

James Bowles

John M. G. Bowen

Isaac Alexander

Edward Blackwell

Robert Clapperton

William Gibson Smith

Third Jury.

William Byers

William Avis

Charles Smith

William R. Bishop

John Judkins

Justinian B. Clark

William Briggs

Benjamin Bishop

Daniel Brice

Frederick Adlard

John Anstey

Edward Fielder

Forth Jury.

Joseph Clark

George Chitty

Thomas Braby

William Cheeseley

Cook Christian

John Deacon

George Harrison Cuttell

Thomas Boyce

John Blacklock

Samuel Bellamy

Jacob Barling

Joseph Adams

Fifth Jury.

Samuel Armfield

John Gardiner

Peter Andrew Spence

Abraham Hardley

Henry Child Rented

Henry Goss

William Avery

James Adam

Samuel Bone

Jonathan Birch

William George Bentley

Jabez Clark

Sixth Jury.

John Braid

John Elliott

William Clerk

James Cousins

Adam Burns

Joseph Bromley

George Noble

John Clare

Pearson Brennard

Alexander Coomb

John Breakspeare

John Fountain



A star (*) denotes that prisoners have 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 chracters.


OLD COURT.—Monday, June 13th, 1842.

First Jury, Before Mr. Recorder.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1722
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1722. HENRY ROBERT TANNER was indicted for embezzlement.

WILLIAM JOSEPH EDMUNDSON . I am cheesemonger, and live in Wellington-place, Liverpool-road, Islington. The prisoner was five weeks in my service—I supplied Mr. Kerby with a ham, which came to 9s. 1 1/2 d.—I sent the prisoner to Mr. Kerby's with the bill, and for orders, but not to ask for the money—he has never paid me the money—I had given him notice—he was to have left me on the 1st or 2nd of may—in consequence of what I heard, I gave him into custody—he then said he had received the money and lost it, and offered to leave his watch for the value of it.

ELIZA HOGAN . I am in the service of Mr. Kerby, who keeps a public-house in Brooksby-street—the prisoner brought me this bill, and I paid him 9s. 1 1/2 d.—he wrote a receipt on it.

MR> EDMUNDSON re-examined. The signature to this bill is in his handwriting—when he came from Mr. Kerby's asked what Mr. Kerby said—he said that was coming next week to order another ham, and would pay for the on he had had.

THOMAS WITHERS . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner in charge—his master was rather angry—the prisoner said he had lost the money out of his pocket as he was running in Brooksby-street.

Prisoner. There was a butcher running after me; I lost it out of my pocket.

(The prisoner received a good character.)


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1723
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1723. HARRIS MICHAEL was indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1724
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1724. WILLIAM OTHEN was indicted for stealing on the 27th of May, 1 coat, value 1s., the goods of William Devenport; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined One Month.

OLD COURT.—Tuesday, June 14th, 1842.

Second Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1725
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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1725. CHARLES PRITCHARD was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of the Master, Wardens, and Commonalty of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, about the hour of twelve in the night of the 21st of May, at St. Mary-at-Hill, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 8 shillings and 3 pence, their monies: 1 pair of trowsers, value 1s.; and 1 apron, value 10d.; the goods of John Banyon: and 1 cap, value 3d., the goods of Manning Chapman Cook.—2nd COUNT, stating it to be the dwelling-house of John Banyon.

MR. CURWOOD conducted the Prosecution.

LOUISA DAVIS . In May last I lived servant to Mr. Banyon, at Watermen's-hall. The house was under repair, and he and the family were at Greenwich—I was left alone in care of the house, and Frances Pritchard, whom I went to see, begged me to give her a bed—I allowed her to sleep with me, and when she had been there about a week she mentioned the prisoner to me—he came, and she told me, in his presence, that he was her nephew—at her request I allowed him to sleep in the house, although I was very much against it at first—he slept there the Saturday night before the robbery, and came again next Friday—he said he had a friend outside, he would bring him in, and he would send for some beer—I said there were quite sufficient men, and I did not want any more—he did not come—next night he slept there again—he said nothing that night about his friend—he said he would go out and fetch some beer—I begged him not, as we had bad supper, and did not want any, but he insisted on going—I could not get the jug out of his hand—he went out, and was gone ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—his aunt let him in—he came into the kitchen, which is up stairs—before we went to bed that night I was going down to fasten the door; his aunt generally went with me, but he said, "You need not go, for I have fastened it"—I said, "Never mind him, we will go"—I went down—it was not fastened, and I fastened it—we then went to bed at the top of the house, and he slept on the second floor—next morning, Sunday, a little after eight o'clock, I came down and saw a pair of trowsers belonging to Mr. Banyon's grandson on the ledge of the kitchen window—they were not there the night before—I bad not seen the prisoner that morning—I heard him coming down stairs afterwards, and thinking there were the foootsteps of more than one person, I went to the kitchen-door, saw him coming down first, and another person following him—I asked how he could do such a thing, meaning, to bring a man to sleep there unknown to us—he said he was only a poor country fellow out of work—he ran out of the house as fast as he could—he came and looked for his hat, could not find it, and went without it—I felt so alarmed at the sight of the other, I do not know what became of the man—I then went into Mr. Banyon's bedroom, and found a drawer open—I afterwards went down into the wine-cellar, found the door broken open, and the padlock forced off—I had given the prisoner a whole candle to go to bed, and found his candlestick by the cellar-door, and the candle burnt out—I found some keys belonging to Mr. Banyon behind the screen in the kitchen.

EDWARD FUNNELL (City police-constable, No. 594.) On Sunday, the

22nd of May, Davis gave me information—I went to the home, saw several drawers in the bed-room forced open, and one in the parlour—the locks were broken off, and also the wine-cellar was broken open—I went to Greenwich and informed Mr. Banyon—the inspector and I found in the wine-cellar a chisel and a crow-bar, and another iron chisel in the passage of the honse—I tried one chisel to the drawers, and the marks fitted it.

WILLIAM CHARLES BRYAN . I live in Fulwood's-rents, Holborn. On the 22nd of May I received information of this robbery—I went to the Cock and Magpie, saw the prisoner there, and gave him into custody—he had a cap on, which the policeman has.

EDWARD DAVISON (police-constable F 149.) On the morning of the 23rd of May I took the prisoner in charge from Bryan—he had this cap on. MANNING CHAPMAN COOK. I am a carpenter. I was at work at Watermen's Hall, and on Saturday night, the 21st of May, I left this chisel, which is mine, on a table or chair in the parlour, and this, iron chisel, which belongs to my mate, was in the house—they were not near the cellar.

MR. JOHN BANTON . I am clerk to the Watermen's Company, and reside in their hall, but, in consequence of the repairs, I had a temporary residence at Greenwich. I received information of this robbery on Sunday afternoon—when I came to town I went to the parlour, and found the lock forced off the scrutoire, the inside of which was all in confusion, and a number of keys gone from it, and eight shilings and 3d., which was wrapped up in different papers—most of the keys produced were in my scrutoire when I left—two closets by the board-room were broken open, and keys taken from one of them—the wine-cellar key was in the scrutoire, but they did not appear to have used that, as they broke the wine-cellar lock—I went up stairs, and two drawers were forced open, and things stolen out—a pair of my grandson's trowsers, and some old black silk stockings were moved down into the kitchen from the bed-room—all the drawers in the house bad been locked—there had been an attempt to break open the door of the strong room—an apron found in the prisoner's hat had been in a locked drawer in the bed-room.

LOUISA DAVIS re-examined. When we went up stairs the prisoner's aunt palled his hat out from under his bed, and this apron, which belongs to Mrs. Banyon, was in it

Prisoner's Defence, I own to wearing the cap; I came down stairs, and asked the servant for my hat; she said she did not know where it was; I did not run away; as to the apron, might it not roll off the bed into my hat? I know nothing of the robbery; I know no other man, and had none with me at all; Waller, the policeman, said the girl told so many lies he hardly knew what to do with her statement.

GUILTY of Larceny. Aged 28.— Transported for Seven Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1726
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Transportation

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1726. WILLIAM HALL and THOMAS COLEMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May, 1 cask, value 5s.; and 50 gallons of oil, value 5l.; the goods of John Charles and another.

MARY BRAY . I am the wife of William George Bray, who is gatekeeper at the Steel-yard, Thames-street. On Wednesday evening, the llth of May, I was on the wharf, and saw Coleman roll a barrel of oil from the paling to under the crane-room—it was put into a cart, I cannot say who by—I cannot swear who drove the cart, but I rather think it was Hall—I cannot positively say he is the man—I think it was him—I have no belief about it.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Did not Coleman work on the premises? A. Yes.

DANIEL GODDARD . I am night-watchman to Mr. Drew, at the Steel-yard. I was on the wharf on the evening of the 11th of May, and saw Coleman come on the wharf, and after removing some empty casks, he removed a barrel of oil on to the purchase of the crane, he then left the yard, returned in a few minutes, followed by a man with a cart, which was placed under the crane, and Coleman heaved it into the cart by means of the crane—the man who drove the cart pulled a cloth or something over it, and sat on the cask in the cart as he drove it away, and Coleman followed—it was about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, which is not an unusual hour to move goods—the gates are closed at eight.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Where were you standing? A. Ten or twelve yards from them—they could see me—there were a great many people at work in the yard at the time—Coleman was employed by different firms at the wharf to assist in loading carts—I have known him sixteen or eighteen months.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. The covering was a tarpauling used to cover goods? A. Something of that description. COURT. Q. Had the cask any covering on the wharf? A. None. JAMES HOLLAND. I am foreman to John, Charles, and George Fox, of Thamas-street, drysalters and oilmen—they rent part of this wharf. I missed a sack of whale oil from the premises on Thursday, the 12th of May—I went after Hall, from information I received, and found him that day in Thames-street, leaning against a post, with his cart near him—I called him across the road—he asked if I wanted a cart—I said no, I wanted to speak to him—he came—I said, "I want to speak to you about the oil you removed last night"—he said he had not removed any oil—I said, "Did you go home early last evening, or have a late job?"—he said, "I went home early"—his master came over, and said he had been out late, and said to him, "That is how the can-hooks came into your cart; how came they there?"—he said, "I took my load from Hambro'-wharf"—his master said, "Where did you take it to?"—he said to Spitalfields-market, and unloaded it into another cart there—his master asked who he did it for—he said, for a gentleman he did not know, and he had not received the money—the foreman said I had better give him in charge—I turned round to speak to his master, and then he was gone—I did not see whether he ran or walked—I saw him a hundred yards off—I crossed over another way, got before him, and secured him—next day I was informed Coleman was in Thames-street—I went, and saw him talking to a man—he turned to go away—I called him—he stopped—I said, "I want you for what you have been doing"—he said he had taken it, and said, "James, I am very sorry, if you will come down to the easement-place I will tell you all about it, tell you where the oil went to"—(I had never mentioned oil to him)—I gave him in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Did not you say, "I want you for the oil you took from the steel-yard?" A. No—I said I wanted him for what he had taken—I am certain he said he had taken it—I knew bun some months by the name of Butcher.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Did you tell Hall a cask of oil was stolen? A. Yes—I let him go to get some beer—a policeman afterwards came, and I gave him in charge.

SERGEANT DRIVER. I am storehouse-keeper at the steel-yard. On the 11th of May, Coleman came to me and asked for a pair of can-hooks

—I told our men to let him have them—they are used to put on the; chain of a crane when a weight is to be lifted—I afterwards saw Coleman on the wharf, loading a cask into a cart, but as he was employed there I took no particular notice—I afterwards found my can-hooks on Mr. Campbell's premises, on the wharf.

JOHN SMITH . I lent the can-hooks to Coleman, by direction of Driver—I afterwards found them in Mr. Campbell's store.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Did they not belong to Mr. Campbell? A. I believe so, and they had been borrowed of him.

JOHN WILCOX . The prisoner Hall was in my employ for some yean, at different times, to drive a cart—on Wednesday, the 11th of May, we were very slack all day, and at night I said, "You may as well go home"—he said, "No, a gentleman is coming who will employ me with a job from Hambro'-wharf"—I said, "Who is he?"—he said he was dressed like a seaman, that he was to be there about seven o'clock—I said, "Very well," and at half-past nine he came home—I saw a pair of can-hooks in his cart, and said, "How came they there?"—he said the gentleman who hired the cart brought them—I said, "Are they so poor at Hambro'-wharf, that they have not got hooks?"—I said, "Have you got the money?"—he said, "No"—he booked the goods from Hambro'-wharf to Spitalfields—I asked whereabouts there—he said, "By Spitalfields church"—next morning Holland came to me, and spoke about the oil—next morning I found the can-hooks in Campbell's ale-store.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Do you know where Hambro'-wharf is? A. Yes, in Upper Thames-street, it is not within 150 yards of the steel-yard.

JOHN BARKER (City police-constable, No. 466.) I took Coleman, and in the way to the station he said that he and another took the cask of oil to Compton-street, Clerkenwell, the night before, and a man named Butcher sold it to a man named Hoare.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Was not he going on to make a further statement, and you told him he had better reserve it to another time? A. Yes—he said this voluntarily—I found no money on him.

JOHN GYNNE (City police-constable, No. 460.) I took Hall—he denied the charge.

HENRY ALLCOCK . I am clerk to Messrs. John, Charles, and George Fox. I was with Holland when Hall was given in charge—I stood some distance from him while Holland went into a public-house—in a few minutes I turned round to see if Holland was coming, and saw Hall dart across the road—he went about fifty yards—I do not know whether he ran or walked—. I have missed a cask of oil from the wharf worth 5l. or 6l.—it contained fifty or sixty gallons of oil.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. Had you been on the wharf? A. Yes—I have seen the cask on the wharf—the oil had been there about six weeks—I did not count the casks—they were counted by my order.

COURT. Q. Where did it stand? A. Towards the bottom of the wharf, near the water, within a few feet of the paling.

JURY. Q. Is it usual to require written orders for goods to be moved? A. Not in this case—we have a right of wharfage—if we wish to move goods we send Holland to fetch them—if we employ a stranger, either I or a clerk see it put into the cart.

JAMES HOLLAND re-examined. I know the missing cask belonging to

the prosecutor, as there were but three of a lot—this was one of the three—I never knew Holland deliver goods.

MR. DOANE. Q. When did you see the three there? A. Between six and seven o'clock on the evening of the robbery—there were no other casks near.

MR. PAYNE. Q. In whose care is the wharf? A. Mr. Bray has the care of the gate.

DANIEL GODDARD re-examined. Coleman's business in the wharf was to assist in landing and warehousing goods, but he was never employed to deliver them.

MR. PAYNE. Q. If a person said, "Help to load this cart," was it not his business? A. No, not without a written order.

HALL— GUILTY . Aged 26.— Confined One Month.

COLEMAN— GUILTY . Aged 31.— Transported for Seven Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1727
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1727. GEORGE DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June, 1 handkerchief, value 6d., the goods of John Powell Hunt, from his person.

THOMAS MALEY . I am a police-constable, H 74, but am suspended, in consequence of a robbery which took place on my beat, and about which I am now making inquiries; that is the reason of my being in plain clothes; I am not discharged. On the morning of the 2nd of June I was in St. Paul's Churchyard, and saw the prisoner draw a handkerchief from the prosecutor's left pocket with his left hand—I seized him—he directly put the handkerchief between his legs, and a companion that was with him took it from between his legs behind, and carried it off—it was a brownish coloured handkerchief, with spots on it.

JOHN POWELL HUNT . I live in South Molton-street—Maley gave me information in St. Paul's Churchyard, and I missed my handkerchief—I had used it within half-an-hour—I have one of the same pattern with me.

Prisoner's Defence. As I was standing in St. Paul's Church-yard, the policeman collared me; he did not say any thing; I shoved him away; he then told me the charge; and while I was talking to him, a young man made off with the gentleman's handkerchief. GUILTY.** Aged 18.— Transported for Ten Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1728
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1728. GEORGE ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of May, 1 handkerchief, value 4s. 6d., the goods of Frederick William Collins, from his person.

FREDERICK WILLIAM COLLINS . I am assistant to a linen-draper, in Tottenham Court-road. On the morning of the 23rd of May I was in Newgate-street, and noticed the prisoner behind me—I missed my handkerchief from my pocket, immediately looked round, and the prisoner ran away—I followed, and called, "Stop thief!"—he went up a court, and was taken—the handkerchief now produced is the one I lost.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS? Q. Are you quite sure of it? A. Yes, my initials, W C, are on it.

CHARLES WARNER . I am carman to Messrs. Westerdale, of Shoe-lane. I was in Fox and Knot-court on the 23rd of May, and saw the prisoner running along on the left-hand side of my van—as he ran by, this handkerchief dropped down by the side of the van—there was no one there to have dropped it but him—I told a young man, who was helping me to load the van, to pick it up, which he did, and gave it to the officer.

GEORGE HAM (City police-sergeant, No. 205.) I' was in Skinner-street, and heard a cry of "Stop-thief!"—I saw the prisoner running up King-street, and at the corner of Fox and Knot-court I saw the handkerchief in his hand—he ran up the court, and was stopped there—the handkerchief was given me by a carman.

(The prisoner received a good character.) GUILTY.* Aged 19.—Recommended to mercy,— Confined Nine Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1729
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1729. JEREMIAH EDGHILL was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of Jane, 5 half-crowns and 2 shillings, the monies of Philip Phillips, his master.

PHILIP PHILLIPS . I am a dealer in game, and live in Sun-street, Bishopsgate; the prisoner was in my service as a game-washer, and worked on the premises at the back of the shop. In consequence of losing money from my till, on the night of the 7th of June I marked 2l. 19s. 4d. worth of silver, placed it in the till, and locked it—the prisoner came to work a little before seven o'clock next morning—between eight and nine I went to the till—it was still locked—I opened it, counted the money, and five half-crowns and two shillings were gone—I called in Horsnell, who was waiting outside, sent for all my men, and had them searched—they all agreed to be searched—nothing was found on the two first—the prisoner was then searched, and in his pockets were found the identical five half-crowns and two shillings which I had marked the night before, and 1l. 6s. besides—I told the prisoner that I little suspected it was him, but it appeared he was found out at last—he made me no answer—he was taken into custody—I suspect he opened the tif with a false key, as there was no appearance of force—I have lost between 30l and 40l. out of the till—and if it had not been for the constable, I might have lost 100l or 200l.—I received information from him that I was being robbed.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRT. Q. I believe the five half-crowns and two shillings is all the money you claim? A. Yes—the other money found on the prisoner was not marked—it might be mine—indeed I have not the last doubt of it, as I lost money before—the officer found some duplicates, I do not claim them—I have missed money for the last five or six weeks—the prisoner has been twelve months in my employ, and had been in my service previously—I had no occasion to suspect him till lately.

WILLIAM HORSNRLL (police-constable G 172.) In consequence of information I received, I called on the prosecutor, who, at my recommendation, marked some silver, and put it into the till—I waited outside the shop next morning till I was called in—I searched the prisoner, and found in his right trowsers'-pocket five half-crowns and two shillings marked, and in his other pocket one sovereign and 6s. 9d.—he said, "All the money is mine"—he took me to his lodging, and in his presence I found some duplicates, and these two papers, by which it appears he had been paying off for some clothes, 10s. each time, on the 26th and 30th of May—I also found a quantity of horse-hair, which he could give no account of—one of the duplicates is for a coat belonging to a mate of his—the others are for women's things—he is living with a prostitute.

GUILTY . Aged 24.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.

Transported for Seven Years.

Third Jury, before Edward Bullock, Esq.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1730
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1730. ROBERT ASHBY was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May, at St. Marylebone, 45 spoons, value 50l; 30 forks, value 43l.; 1 napkin, value 1s.; the goods of John Hopton Russell Chichester, in his dwelling-house; and 2 half-crowns and 5 shillings; the monies of Stephen William Pugh: and 1 coat, value 2l. 10s.; and 1 watch, value 2l. 10s.; the goods of George Dyer; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined Twelve Months, (The prisoner received a good character.)

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1731
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1731. EMMA CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May, 3 sovereigns and 2 shillings, the goods of John Jackson, from his person.

JOHN JACKSON . I am in the linen trade, and live at Leeds; I came to town to obtain a situation. On the 28th of May I spent the evening with a few friends, and on returning home across Cheapside, about half-past twelve or one o'clock at night, the prisoner came and took hold of my arm—we walked together down Queen-street—we stood together at the corner of St. Thomas Apostle, and I found her hand in my trowser' pocket—I felt in my pocket, and found my purse was much lighter than it was before—when I was out, at five in the evening, I had 4l. 10s.—I know my money was safe when I left my companions—I had been having something to drink, which I paid for—my impression is, I had about 4l. 10s., but I cannot swear to a few shillings—I was intoxicated at the time—I am confident I had money in my purse, but cannot say what amount—when I counted my money after this, there was three half-sovereigns and two shillings—I cannot swear what I had before I felt her hand in my pocket—I cannot positively swear I had more than that when I left my friends—the prisoner was taken almost directly—I cannot say I was sober enough to know what passed—my purse was not taken, but the money was taken out of it.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. You were very far gone in liquor? A. I am sorry to say I was—she followed me—I am not aware that I spoke to her first, I might have done it—I did not examine my purse when I left my friends—my impression is, I had more than I found afterwards, but I cannot swear it—it seems very improbable that she should put her hand into my pocket, and take money from my purse without taking my purse out.

CHARLES TYE . I am a City policeman—the prisoner was given into my custody about one o'clock—I took her to the station—I asked if she had any money, she said, "No"—I told her to give up all the money she had about her—she said she had none—the clerk requested her to jump—she jumped three or four times, and two sovereigns and two shillings fell on the ground—she was not searched, there being no female there.


Before Mr. Baron Gurney.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1732
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1732. ROBERT MURRAY was indicted for b—s—ty.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1733
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1733. JOHN GREENLAND was indicted for a rape.

GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Life.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1734
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1734. FRANCIS BEARD was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 11th of May, a certain post-letter, containing 1 half-crown, the property of her Majesty's Post-Master-General, he being employed under the Post-Office.—Five other COUNTS, varying the manner of stating the charge.

MESSRS. SHEPHERD and ADOCPHVS conducted the Prosecution.

ELIZABETH KEMP . I live at No. 1, Cheyne's-terrace, Chelsea. On the 11th of May I wrote the letter now produced by Tyrrell—I directed it to "Miss E. Kemp, at Mrs. Leake's, 2, Cadoxton-place, Edgbaston, near Birmingham"—I put half-a-crown piece in a card, put it into the letter, which I sealed, and gave to my sister to take to the office—I believe the card now in it to be the same.

CATHERINE ELIZA KBMP . I am the witness's sister—she gave me a letter, which I took to the post-office, kept by Mr. Norria, in King's-road, between half-past one and four o'clock—I took it into the shop to be weighed, then asked for two stamps, which I put on it, and then put it into the letter-box.

MART NORRIS . I keep the post-office at Chelsea. If a letter was put into our office before four o'clock, directed to Birmingham, it would go from our' house to Brompton at a quarter past four—we send a bill with the number of letters—this is the bill which went from our office—it has our stamp on it.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSOF. Q. Did yougsve receive the letter yourself? A. No, it was dropped into the box.

CATHERINE ELIZA KEMP re-examined. I dropped the letter into the box.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not you take it into the shop? A. yes—I gave it to Mr. Norris, to weigh it, then asked him for two stamps, which I pot on, and dropped it into the box outside.

ROBERT PRINO I am letter-carrier of the Twopenny Post-office. On the 11th of May I collected the four o'clock collection of letters from Norris's receiving house—they corresponded with the entry on the letter-bill—I took them to the post-office in Brompton-row, where they sort the General from the Twopenny-post letters—they are told up there, and the amount of them reported to the charge-taker—I then tie them up by myself—Blackhall, the charge-taker, examines them—they are forwarded from there to the chief office in London.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you recollect any thing particular of the 11th of May? A. No, not of that day more than any other.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. When was you first inquired of about this? A. Last Friday.

JOHN BLACKHALL . I am charge-taker at the Brompton post-office, and was so on the 11th of May. I remember that the King's-road collection came to the office that day—a letter directed to Birmingham coming between four and five o'clock, would be forwarded to the London Post-office by the five o'clock despatch—I was at my business on the 11th of May—the letter-bag was properly despatched at five o'clock that day.

WILLIAM SALISBURY . I am a clerk in the Twopenny Post-office, St. Martin's-le-Grand—I was on duty on the 11th of May, and remember the

Chelsea mail-bag arriving in the evening, in the usual way, properly tied up and sealed—I opened the bag, and found the letters corresponded with the bill—a letter addressed to Birmingham I should pass, with other letters, down the tunnel into the General Post-office.

JOHN FORBES . I am a messenger at the General Post-office—the prisoner was a letter-carrier in the employ of the General Post-office—I was on duty in the Inland-office on the 11th of May, and saw the prisoner there that evening, employed obliterating the postage stamps—I observed him feeling the letters, between his thumb and fingers, as he went on stamping them—this drew my attention to him—he came to a certain letter, and placed it at the further end of the row of letters he was stamping, and when he came to it he took it up, and placed it along with some others he had stamped, he afterwards took them all up in his hand, and dropped this one on the table—I saw him take up some unpaid letters, and mix this letter along with them—he afterwards went away to another table—I kept my eye on him, saw him put down all the unpaid letters, and retain this one in his hand—he stepped on one side behind the stamper, and put it in his left-hand waistcoat pocket, at the same time drawing his snuff-box out, and taking a pinch of snuff—he went back to his table, and stamped a few more letters—I informed Mr.—Blott, a clerk, what I had seen, and saw him leave the office soon after.

Cross-examinedA. Had you known him long? A. Eight or ten years—he bore a very good character—I had no reason to suspect him before—he was always very lively—this could not be attributed to an act of inadvertence—he took the letter away to another part of the office, where they were stamping unpaid letters—I saw him take this one from them, and put it into his pocket—I did not lay hold of him, because I thought it my duty to inform my superior.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. YOU informed Mr. Blott, and left it to his discretion? A. Yes.

WILLIAM BLOTT . I am a clerk in the General Post-office—I was on duty there on the 11th of May—Mr. Forbes made a communication to me, in consequence of which I followed the prisoner, who I saw leaving the office—I came up to him in the yard, called him back, and said, "Beard, I want to speak to you on particular business"—I took him to the superintending president's room, and on the road we met Tyrrell, who asked him, "Have you a letter in your pocket?"—he said, "No"—I directed Tyrrell to ask him no further questions—I took him into Mr. Bockenham's the superintending president's room—I then said, "Beard, I have been told you have a letter in your pocket; is it so?"—he said, "No," but almost immediately corrected himself, and said, "Yes, I have; it was given to me in the street, at Hoxton, by a greengrocer"—(Tyrrell had, previous to this, cautioned him that what he might say would be given in evidence against him)—Tyrrell took the letter out of his left-hand pocket—it was sealed—I read the address, and returned it to Tyrrell—the labels have not been obliterated.

ROBERT TYRRELL . I am a police-constable attending the General Post-office. I was on duty there on the 11th of May, about seven o'clock in the evening—I saw the prisoner leaving the office at the back entrance out of the lobby, leaving the yard, and Mr. Blott following after him, calling him—the prisoner and Mr. Blott returned towards me—I accompanied them to the superintending president's office—on my way there, I asked the prisoner

if he had any letter about him—he said no—he went to he super-intending president's office—Mr. Blott then said he was informed he had a letter in his pocket, and was it so?—the prisoner replied no, and almost at the same moment said, "Yes," putting his right hand towards his left-hand waistcoat pocket—I then put my hand into his pocket, and took out this letter—I cautioned him as to what be might say, and asked where he got the letter from—he said from a greengrocer in Hoxton—I searched him, and found nothing more, but a few dockets and a snuff-box—I opened the letter on the 16th—it contained a half-crown, inclosed in a card—I have kept it ever since.

(The Earl of Chichester; William Coles, of Gloucester-terrace, Hoxton, tailor; George Davis, grocer, City-road; William Beaumont, Thornbill-place, Pentonville; and Joshua Turner, of New Gloucester-street, builder, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of

his good character,— Transported for life.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1735
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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1735. ROBERT PECK was indicted for feloniously killing and slaying James Carroll.

MESSRS. BODKIN and CHAMBERS conducted the Prosecution.

GEORGE TOWNSEND (police-constable H 194.) About twelve o'clock in the morning of the 22nd of December last I was in Church-street, Shoreditch, and heard the springing of a rattle, which took me to Nicol's-court—when I got there I saw my brother officer, James Carroll, H 160—he had hold of a man, who was struggling to get away—I went to assist Carroll—there were other persons around them—I and Carroll succeeded in getting the man about thirty or forty yards along—whilst we were doing that, the persons around were hallooing, and closed in on us, trying to get our prisoner away from us—when we got near the Knave of Clubs I saw a person named Thomas Smedley—he knocked Carroll down, struck me, and rescued our prisoner from us—I told Carroll if we could not have the prisoner, we could have the man that rescued him from at—we followed Smedley, and succeeded in getting him to the station—he was committed, and convicted here—while I followed Smedley the mob were crying out, "Don't let the b—s take any of you, give it to the b—a"—they followed us when we were taking Smedley—we never lost sight of Smedley—we took him in Turville-street, and took him along to Old Nicol-street—the mob still followed, making the same noise—when we got to Turville-street, another constable, named Ffelan, came up and took hold of Smedley, who made several blows at Carroll, over Ffelan's shoulder——he did not hit him that I could swear to—while he was doing so, I saw the prisoner, and beard him say, "Give it to the b—s, don't let them take any of you"—shortly after he said that, Carroll fell—I cannot say what made him fall—there was a great mob—they were very violent—I and Carroll were struck, but by whom I cannot say—I do not know who lifted Carroll up again—I saw him when be was up—I saw him bleeding from the head—I called a cab, and put him into it—I afterwards took Smedley to the station.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You saw Smedley strike him? A. Yes—at the time the prisoner used the expression I have named I was as near to him as I am to you—I had a good view of him—that was near

half-an-hour before that Smedley struck Carroll—I saw Carroll when be was lifted up—I did not see the prisoner at that time—I was close to the deceased at the time I saw him taken up—I helped him into the cab—I did not notice whether the prisoner was near him at that time—I was looking at my brother officer.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. When Carroll fell, was the prisoner near him? A. He was—after he fell, I went away for a short time, after another man, and when I came back I assisted in putting Carroll into the cab—I was away about fire minutes—at the time I saw him fall on the ground, the prisoner was a yard or two from him, within reach of him, I cannot say that he struck him—at the time he made use of the expressions I and Carroll were struck by the persons around us—there were numbers using these expressions besides him.

JOHN FFELAN (police-constable H 198.) I joined the mob at Nicolrow—they were coming out of Turville-street at the time—I took a man named Smedley into custody for striking the deceased—I saw him strike him twice while they were on the footway, with their backs against the wall—when I took him I held him by the neck-handkerchief—he struck Carroll over my right shoulder, and Carroll staggered—I cannot positively say whether he came down to the ground, or staggered against the wall, because there was a rush made against me—when Smedley struck the blow, I saw the prisoner quite close to Carroll—he was saying to Smedley's wife, who rushed between her husband and me, "Don't let the b—r take him," and be was saying to him, "Don't go with the b—r, give it to the b—r"—I should say there was at that time from fifteen to twenty people about us—when I saw Carroll staggering from the effects of the blow Smedley gave him, I did not see the prisoner do any thing—he was behind my back—the rush came to take Smedley away, and it took my whole attention to keep him in custody—Carroll staggered across the street, and the prisoner followed him—that was all I could see—I was engaged keeping Smedley in custody—I kept Smedley till I got him to the station—I received several kicks, but who from I do not know—I got about a dozen yards away, and saw Carrol] come by, supported by two or three persons—he was bleeding—J had seen the prisoner repeatedly before this, in the neighbourhood—I have not seen him there since, till be was taken—I have been looking after bim—we were all looking after him.

Cross-examined. Q Did Carroll fall against the wall from the blow Smedley gave him? A. Yes, he staggered up against the wall—there was a great crowd, and great confusion—he did not fall at that time, be only staggered—his head might have gone against the wall.

MR. BODKIN. Q. If he had struck his head then, it would have been the back part of the head? A. Yes.

MARGARET WOOD On the 22nd of February last I lived at No. 12, Rose-alley, Bishopsgate-street. About one o'clock in the morning, I was attracted to Nicol-street, and found Smedley in custody of two policemen—I had seen the prisoner before tbat—I saw him there, and Carroll, the policeman—I did not see the prisoner do any thing to Carroll—I did not see him strike him, nor use any staff to him—he tripped him up, and be fell with his head against the curb—they were putting down curb-stones, and one was not set down, and he came with his bead against the curb-stone

—I ran and picked him up—I saw his head strike against the side of the curb-stone—on being picked up his head was all over blood—the blood flowed through my fingers—it came from the side of his head—I did not hear the prisoner say any thing when Carroll fell, or when he was picked up—I followed him to the station—when he was picked up, he was not sensible—he never spoke—I gave him into the hands of the other persons—I did not know them—he was taken to the station in a cab—I did not see the prisoner any where while I was there—he followed to the station—as I was standing outside the station-house door, I saw the prisoner come up—he looked in at the window—I said it was a pity the poor man was murdered—the prisoner said he was d—d well served—it served him right they deserved all they met with.

Cross-examined. Q. Is there anybody else here who saw this tripping up, besides you? A. I do not know, there was a great many people there—my husband is dead—he was a seafaring-man—I did not live with him up to the time of his death—he was drowned at tea—I lived with him up to the time of his leaving this country—I have been in prison one month for pledging—it was not for robbing furnished lodgings—it was for pledging goods in a ready-furnished lodgings—I was not at home at the time it was done—a person in the house took the things, and I was taken to Worship-street for it, and was sent to prison by the Magistrate, and had to pay a fine, or be sent to a month's imprisonment to the House of Correction—that is between two or three months ago—I cannot tell the name of the Magistrate—I had never been accused of any thing before that—I forget the name of the landlord whose house I was accused of pledging from—I never knew his name—I never troubled my head about it—I cannot think of his name—it was at No. 23, Worship-street—I lived three months—his name was not Hatcher—I never lived in Nicol-street, Bethnal-green—I never heard of a person named Mrs. Hatcher—I recollect now that the landlord's name was Egerton.

HANNAH GOODWIN . I live at No. 14, Wellclose-square. I heard the rattle springing, and went up—I saw Carroll struck by Smedley—he was knocked down—he was turning to get up, and Smedley kicked him—Carroll said his jaw was broken—I did not see him after that—I was pushed away by the crowd—the crowd rushed towards Carroll, and I was pushed on one side—I saw the prisoner then, and saw him on the top of Carroll when he was down—I did not see him at the time the rush was made, nor before, but I saw him afterwards—I went across the road, and came round the other way—when I came back Carroll was still on the ground, and I saw the prisoner on the top of him, and he was swearing at the time not to let Smedley go with the policeman, making use of very bad expressions—some persons then picked Carroll up—he was led to a cab, and driven off—I did not see any thing done to Carroll after I saw the prisoner upon him till he was put into the cab—he was bleeding very much when he was picked up—I did not see any one strike him after that—I attended the Coroner's Inquest, and saw Carroll's body there.

Cross-examined. Q. You were examined on the last trial, were you not? A. Yes—I saw Smedley strike Carroll with his fist—Carroll fell with his hat off—he endeavoured to pick his hat up, and Smedley kicked him, swearing he would do for him—I did not see him picked up then—there was a rush made towards him—I did see him picked up—I cannot

say who the persons were that picked him up—Sraedley kicked him when he was endeavouring to get up, and he cried out, "Oh, you have broken my jaw"—it was after the kick that I saw the blood streaming from the left side of his head—when he was on the ground I was pushed away by the crowd, and lost sight of him for the moment, but when I did see him, about a minute or two after, he was on the ground—I did not see him, get up—I did not see the prisoner do any thing whatever except lying on the top of him.

MR. BODKIN. Q. Did you see the blood come from his head before the crowd made the rush, or after? A. After he was picked up, and being led to the cab.

COURT Q. Did it appear to you that that was the kick that struck his jaw? A. Yes, it hit the lower part of his face.

ANDREW HINGSTON . I am a student at the London-hospital—I recollect Carroll being brought in there, between two and three o'clock in the morning of the 22nd September last—I found him in bed—he had a wound on the left side of his forehead, and was insensible, or nearly so—I dressed the wound, and erysipelas came on after, followed by delirium, and he died in about ten days after—on a post mortem examination we found he had a fracture of the skull immediately under the wound, which in my judgment was the cause of his death—I should say the wound could have been occasioned by his falling, and coming in contact with a curb-stone.

Cross-examined. Q. Was it such a wound as might have been inflicted by the hard part of a shoe? A. I should say it might.

HENRY HARRISS . I am police-inspector. I knew the man Carroll—I saw his body in the London-hospital—his name was James.

THOMAS CANNON (police-constable R 157.) On the 15th of May last I took the prisoner into custody on the Greenwich road, between Deptford and Greenwich, on his way to Woolwich—he was tipsy—I took him to the police-station at Greenwich—he was afterwards taken to Whitechapel—after he was sober, on the way from Greenwich to Whitechapel, I told him whatever he said would be made use of against him by me in the presence of the committing Magistrate—he did not say any thing.

GUILTY of an Assault. Aged 25.— Confined Two Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1736
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1736. ANN WILLIAMS, alias Mary Ann Davis, was indicted for feloniously and knowingly uttering a counterfeit half-crown, on the 4th of May, she having been previously convicted of uttering counterfeit coin.

MESSRS. ELLIS and BODKIN conducted the Prosecution.

CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I am assistant solicitor to the mint—I produce a copy of the record of the conviction of a person named Ann Williams, alias Davis—I have examined it with the original record, it is a true copy (read,)

WILLIAM MARTIN . (police-constable, P. 250.) I was present here in 1836 when Ann Williams was tried and convicted for uttering a counterfeit sixpence—the prisoner is the person.

examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Are you quite sure she is the person? A. Yes—I have not seen her since 1836 till the present time.

RACHEL WHITESIDE . I am the wife of John Whiteside, who keeps the Coopers' Arms, West-street, Smithfield—on Wednesday night, the 4th

of May, a few minutes before ten o'clock, the prisoner and another female named Catherine O'Hara came to my bar—the prisoner called for a pint of half-and-half, which came to 2 1/2 d., and paid for it in halfpence—she immediately called for half a quartern of gin, which came to 2d.—I served her—she handed me half-a-crown over the bar, and I gave her 2s. 4d. change—I pat the half-crown into the till—there was no other half-crown there—I had no other half-crown in the bar—in about twenty minutes the prisoner and O'Hara came in again, and stood in the tame place—the prisoner called for a pint of half-and-half, and when I pat it before her she called for a quartern of gin out of the bottle—she laid down half-a-down on the counter—I saw it was not a good one, and as I took it up I said, "What have you got here? this won't do"—a young man who was there said, "Let me see it"—I handed it over to him, and be said in the prisoner's presence, "It is very bad indeed," he gave it to me back and told me to give it her back, which I did, and told her it was a bad one, and I could not take it—the then said, "I must pay for the half and-half in halfpence, and we cannot have the gin"—as I was taking the gin from the counter, it struck me that the half-crown I had previously taken of the prisoner might be bad—I put on my spectacles, opened the till, took out the half-crown, and found it was bad—there was only that one half-crown, one shilling, and two sixpences in the till—I went up to the prisoner and said, "Now this is the half-crown you gave me"—she said, she had not given it to me/neither had she been in the house before, that night—I said, "It is not a quarter of an hour since you were here, both of you"—she began to be a little abusive—I said, "I believe you are regular smashers, I shall send for an officer and give you into custody," which I did—I gave the first half-crown I received from the prisoner to inspector Martin.

Cross-examined. Q. Who was in the house besides yourself? A. Larkins and several others—Larkins went for the policeman, he was not gone three minutes—I bolted the door, and would let no one in or out till he returned with the policeman—I had never seen the prisoner before she passed the first half-crown, that I know of—working men frequent our house, we have not a great many women—my husband has forbidden all bad characters the house for the last three months—they used to frequent that house—I did not mark the first half-crown when I put it into the till—no one came into the house between the first and second times of the women coming—a young man who works at Mr. Galloway's was in the bar with his wife, one of my lodgers who is a butcher, and Larkins—they were there both times the women came.

THOMAS LARKINS . I am a potman—I was at the bar of the Cooper's Arms on the 4th of May—the prisoner and another woman came in and had a pint of half-and-half, and a half quartern of gin—I saw the prisoner put down half-a-crown to pay for it—I staid there for a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—I saw no one come in till the same women returned again—they then had a pint of half-and-half, and called for a quartern of gin—I saw the prisoner offer a half-crown in payment—I heard Mrs. Whiteside say, "What have you got here? that won't do," and she handed the half-crown over to me—I told her it was a very bad one—I handed it back to Mrs. Whitesides, and she returned it to the prisoner—she then found the other half-crown which she had previously taken was bad, and charged them with being regular smashers—I went for a policeman, reurned with Smith, and the prisoners were given into custody.

Cross-examined. Q Had you ever seen the prisoner there before? A. No—I was out ot place at this time—I was on my way home, and went into the Cooper's Arms to get half-a-pint of beer—I was there about half-an-hour—I am positive it was the prisoner that offered the half, crown.

STEPHEN SMITH . (City policeman, No. 254.) I was sent for to the Cooper's Arms* and took the prisoner and O'Hara into custody—I received this half-crown from inspector Martin.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you kept it in your possession ever since? A. Yes—it was marked before it was given to me—I am positive this is the same.

JOSEPH MARTIN . I am a police inspector—I received a half-crown from Mrs. Whiteside, which I gave to Smith.

Cross-examined. Q. Where did you receive it from her? A. At the station-house—I saw her mark it and immediately gave it to Smith—Mn. Whiteside marked it on the head side, and the policeman marked it on the other side.

SUSANNAH DROVER . I searched the prisoner at the station, I found on her a bad half-crown, two good sixpences, and 3 1/2 d. in copper—while I was searching her I saw her take some money out of her pocket—as I was attempting to take it from her some of it tell on the floor—she put a shilling into her mouth and swallowed it

Cross-examined. Q. How can you tell it was a shilling she swallowed? A. Because I saw it in her band—it was not a lozenge—she held it between her fingers, and put it into her mouth—it was done instantaneously, or I should not have allowed her to do it—she took it out of her pocket.

JOHN FIELD . I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These two half-crowns are both counterfeit, and both cast in the same mould.

GUILTY . Aged 31.— Transported for Ten Years.

Fourth Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1737
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1737. CAROLINE STEWART HENRY was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May, 1 butter-dish and stand, value 21s., the good of George Tonge; to which she pleaded

GUILTY. Aged 66.— Confined One Month.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1738
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1738. GEORGE INGRAM and WILLIAM O'BRIEN were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May, 13 ounces of soap, value 4 1/2 d., the goods of William Gilbert; to which they pleaded

GUILTY. — Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1739
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1739. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June, 720 screws, value 12s. 6d., the goods of Joseph Barber.—2nd COUNT, stating them to be the goods of Francis Sisley Sell.

SAMUEL MOSS . I live in Plummer's-row, Whitechapel-road; I have known the prisoner about five years. On the morning of the 2nd of June, I was at the warehouse-door of Galley Quay, and saw the prisoner sitting on a basket on the quay—he rose from it—I stopped him, and asked what he had been about, and what he had been doing—he said, "Nothing, I have been doing nothing"—I saw a large hole in the basket, and, suspecting he had been committing a robbery, I took him into the counting-house

—I know the basket had no hole in it a short time before—it contained parcels of patent screws.

FRANCIS SISLEY SELL . I am superintendent of Galley Quay, and live in Portland-place North, Clapham-road; Mr. Joseph Barber is the proprietor of the wharf; the goods on the quay are under my charge. In consequence of what Moss said, I accused the prisoner of baring robbed the basket—be pulled two packages of screws from his left-hand pocket, and said he was very sorry, he hoped he should be forgiven, he had not had any work for the last fourteen days, and in consequence of that he was induced to do it to find him bread—I insisted on searching him, when he took three more packets from the other pocket—if these things had not been forthcoming I should have been answerable for them, indeed we have paid the value for them—they were goods in transit, about to be shipped for Guernsey.

Prisoner. Mr. Sell can give me a character. Witness. I cannot give him a character—I always suspected him, and never employed him if I could avoid it—he was an occasional labourer.

CHARLES CHAMBERS (City police-constable, No. 523.) I received these five packages of screws from Mr. Sell.

Prisoner. I hope you will have a little mercy; I am married, and have a family of two children.

GUILTY . Aged 31.— Confined Nine Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1740
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1740. GEORGE WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June, 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of William Angel King, from his person.

WILLIAM ANGEL KING . I am a shipwright On Saturday night, the 4th of June, about a quarter-past ten o'clock, I was passing along Cornhill, near the Royal Exchange, with a friend—I noticed somebody at my pocket behind—I immediately turned round, and the prisoner had got my handkerchief in his right hand—he immediately dropped it—I picked it up—he made his escape, and ran across the road—my friend followed him, took hold of his coat-tail, and he fell down, I collared him, and held him till I gave him into the custody of the policeman.

Prisoner. I saw two young men behind the gentlemen; they threw the handkerchief down; I picked it up; the gentlemen collared me; I chucked it down, and tried to get away. Witness. There was not a soul near. RICHARD GATEHOUSE. I am third mate of the barque King William. I was walking with the prosecutor—I heard him call out, "Stop him"—I followed the prisoner and caught him after a chase—when I stopped him he said, "I did not do it, it was not me"—I had not told him he had done anything.

Prisoner. They knocked me down and stood on me. Witness. He fell down.

WILLIAM DOLBY (City police-constable, No. 586.) I heard the cry of u "stop thief," and found the prisoner in custody of the two witnesses—Mr. King gave me this handkerchief—the prisoner denied having taken it—he said he was merely on his return home, that he saw two young men behind the prosecutor, and saw them drop the handkerchief, and he was speedily hasting away on the other side of the way, and it was optional to himself whether he was running or walking.

GUILTY.** Aged 20.— Transported for Ten Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1741
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1741. JOHN WHITE was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Groom, on the 16th of May, at St. Giles-in-the—Fields, and stealing therein 1 coat, value 15s.; 1 waistcoat, value 4s.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 9s.; 1 pair of boots, value 3s.; 3 gowns, value 1l. 10s.; and 1 apron, value 1d.; his property.

THOMAS GROOM . I live in Belton-street, Long-acre, in the parish of St. Giles, and am a shoemaker. I occupy the ground-floor, and pay rent to Mr. Lucas, who does not occupy the house himself—it is let out in tenements—the street-door is left open for the lodgers—on the 16th of May, I went out about half-past eight or a quarter before nine o'clock—I locked my room door, and put a brad-awl into the back parlour window—the back parlour door was bolted inside—I was fetched home from my club-house, found the parlour door unbolted, and the window undone—I missed the articles produced, which were in my drawers when I left—I have seen the prisoner a hundred times before—he has been on the second-floor of my house many times, and was well acquainted with it.

SUSAN GROOM . I am the prosecutor's wife. I came home about ten minutes to eight o'clock, and found the back parlour door on the latch—it must have been opened from within—I saw the brad-awl on the floor which had been in the window—I missed these articles, which I had seen safe when I went out.

GEORGE JOHN RESTEAUX . I am a policeman. On the 16th of May, I met the prisoner in Wooburn-street, with these articles tied in a bundle—he said he had brought them from St. Luke's, and was going to take them to Paddington to his sister—he afterwards said be bought the coat, waistcoat, trowsers, and boots in Monmouth-street—I took him there—he pointed to a shop, and the man said he had never seen him before. GUILTY.* Aged 20.— Transported for Ten Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1742
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1742. ISAAC WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of March, at St. John, Wapping, 24 half-crowns, 25 shillings, 30 sixpences, and 15l. Bank-note, the property of Samuel Sharp Castle, his master, in his dwelling-house.

FRANCES CASTLE . I am the wife of Samuel Sharp Castle, and keep the Thistle and Crown, High-street, Wapping. The prisoner was our potboy for six weeks or two months, and on the 8th of March he asked for a pail to wash the yard—I told him when he had eaten his dinner to come up, and it would be at the top of the stairs—I then went up stairs to dress, came down, found the kitchen door open, and he was gone—I missed half-an-hour after 5l. in silver, and a 5l. note, which I had left in a drawer in the kitchen, which was not locked, but the door was shut when I went up stairs—the kitchen is on the first-floor—nobody but my family had access to it.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. Was his conduct satisfactory before this? A. No—I have three children, but no other servant but him—we have a good many people coming in and out—I did not give information of this till next morning, as my husband was absent—the prisoner had cut his hand in cleaning a window—the kitchen door was not locked.

COURT A. Did he know where you kept your money? A. I lived up there, and he has been sent up occasionally for change, and seen me go to the drawer for it—there was no wages owing to him.

THOMAS RIDDLEC I live in Old Gravel-lane. On the 8th of March. I was at Mr. Castle's, and saw the prisoner go up stairs for the pail, and

noticed his hand—I heard him throwing water into the yard—he was up stairs about five minutes—he went away about ten minutes to two o'clock in the day time.

ISABELLA GROVE . I live in High-street, Shoreditch. On the evening of the 8th of March, a young man bought a suit of clothes at our shop, and paid 1l. 10s. 6d in silver for them—he had hit hand tied up—it was necessary to take the handkerchief off to put his arm into the sleeve—I cannot be positive the prisoner was the man, but he is very similar to him—I sold him a cloth coat and corded trowsers.

GEOEGE HORNER (police-constable N 229.) I apprehended the prisoner on the 18th of May—he denied all knowledge of the money—I asked where he lived—he said he worked for Mr. Castle, at Wapping—he was dressed in a cord jacket and trowsers.

LOUISA ROBERTS I live with my father who keeps a coffee-shop. The prisoner slept there two or three nights, he paid me one morning, and I saw two or three sovereigns in his purse—I heard him say he was a sawyer.

Cross-examined. Q Do you mean to represent you are certain he is the person? A. He was dressed so different when I saw him at the office, I cannot say—at our house he had corded trowsers and a blue coat—I think he is the man—I am almost certain—I will swear he is the same person.

COURT Q. How was he dressed before the Magistrate? A. In a corded coat—the man before the Magistrate was the same man.

MR. CHARNOCK. A. Why say before that you think he is the man? A. Because I had not looked at him properly—I am now sure of him—it was in March he came to lodge at our house.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1743
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1743. WILLIAM BALL was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of May, 20 pies, value 1s. 8d., the goods of Daniel Higgs.

DANIEL HIGGS . I live at Hillingdon, near Uxbridge. On the 2nd of May, about seven o'clock in the evening, I went into the skittle-ground, at the Eight Bells, with some pies in a tin in a bosket—I sat it down to play at skittles—I saw the prisoner open and shut the tin—I did not see him take any thing out, but I went and looked, and missed all the pies but three—I collared the prisoner—he tripped me up—I fell, be ran off, and I after him—I caught him about 300 yards off—he beat, and knocked me about, and so did his brother—I saw the impression of the pies outside his pocket—I collared him, and the policeman found them on him. THOMAS JAMES. I was in the skittle-ground, and saw the prosecutor collar the prisoner—he was knocked down—they scuffled, and the prisoner ran away—Higgs followed, and caught him—the prisoner and his brother knocked Higgs about.

ISAAC QUINNEY . I am a policeman—I searched the prisoner, and found twenty pies on him—he said on going to the station that he found them.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined One Month.

OLD COURT.—Thursday, June 16th, 1842

Second Jury, before Edward Bullock, Esq.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1744
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1744. HENRY YOUNG was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Charles Pullom, on the 31st of May, at Bedfont, and stealing therein 1 watch, value 1l., 1 loaf of bread, value 8d.; and 1lb. of bacon, value 7d., his property; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

CHARLES PULLOM . I am a labourer, and live in the parish of Bedfont—I rent the house, and live in it. On the 31st of May, I had been out to work in the morning, and came home to dinner alone—I went out again after dinner, leaving nobody in my house—my wife was out at work—I locked the house up, and saw every thing was correct and fast—I left the watch on the safe, and the victuals in the safe—I saw the watch safe at ten minutes to two, and went out directly—I was afterwards called from my work, and found my wife had been home—I found the house locked up—when I went in I missed my watch, about a pound of bacon and a loaf of bread from the safe—whoever got in had taken a pane of glass out of the casement window—the fastening was just inside the pane—they could undo it then—I sent for the police—search was made for the property, bat it has not been found—I saw the marks of shoe nails on the window cill, I afterwards saw them compared with some boots, and four nails quite corresponded with the marks on the cill—I saw the marks before the boots were put on them.

JANE PULLOM . I am the prosecutor's wife. I went out to work about eight o'clock in the morning, and did not return till after five—I found the door locked, went in, missed the victuals out of the safe, and observed the string of the window curtain broken, a pane of glass taken out—the hasp could be opened by that—there were marks of nails on the cill—I showed them to the police-sergeant.

JOSEPH REYNOLDS . I live at Harmondsworth, which joins Bedfont, and am a farmer. On the 31st of May, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner on Duke's-river bridge—I did not know him before—I went near to him, and am certain he is the man—he laid down on the wall of the bridge, and seemed watching me—I saw the black cap he had on was of a different colour underneath—I went home, and sat there some time, and saw him watching some people that were hoeing behind the house—I kept watching him at the back door, and saw him looking round, watching—I saw him go into the prosecutor's garden—he opened the gate with his left hand—he had a small bundle in his right hand—he went round the corner of the house out of my sight, but I could see him working his hands about, and in five or six minutes he went round the house, came out on the other side, and came on the bridge again—he then went into the garden again, came round the house again, and as he came round I saw something on his arm—he had been near the window, but when he came out the first time, I saw him go and try the front door, and when he came out of the garden the last time, he had something which he dropped, and stooped to pick up—I took a stick and went after him—he went over the Duke's bridge, and over the Queen's bridge, down the bank, then pulled his round frock off over his head, put something into it, and took it away under his left arm—it made a large bundle—I could not follow as fast as he went—I saw him cross the gravel pits, and down Feltham-lane—I directly went to the policeman who was near, and sent him after him, and another man also—I went to the prosecutor's house.

EDWARD IRELAND . I am a labourer at Bedfont. On the 31st of May I was hoeing potatoes in my garden, about five o'clock in the evening, and

saw the prisoner come down the Queen's River-bank, between thirty and forty yards from me—I am certain he is the man—he had a bundle under his arm, wrapped in a white smock-frock—I went to Feltham Gravel-pits, down Feltham-lane—Reynolds came up and spoke to me—I went in pursuit of the prisoner, met a policeman, and went down Ship-lane, saw the prisoner in a rye-field, and took him—I asked if he knew where the two bridges were, meaning the Queen's and Duke's bridge—he said he never was there, and, pointing to a path, said that was the way he had come, but it was not so.

JOHN BLANCHARD . I am a policeman. I received information of the robbery, went in pursuit, and took the prisoner at Feltham parish, in a ryefield—I reland was with me—he had a bundle in a smock-frock over his shoulder, containing his clothes, and this cap on—I told him I took him on suspicion of housebreaking, and told him where the house was—he said he never was there, and did not know where it was—I searched him, and found two knives, a shirt, a pair of trowsers, and seven or eight gloves, on him—Reynolds was on the bridge, and said he was the man who was ID the garden—I examined the prosecutor's window—it appeared that the lead of the casement had been turned back, and a pane taken out with a knife—I tried the two knives—one of them exactly fitted the marks—the property has never been found.

EDMUND BURTON . I am a policeman. In consequence of instruction, I went to the prosecutor's house, and examined the window—the glass appeared to have been taken out, and the hasp undone—the window opened, and the party had got in that way—there were marks on the window, two of which fitted the point of one of the knives exactly, where the lead had been forced on one side—there were footmarks on the cill, which I compared with the prisoner's left boot—four of the marks appeared to fit exactly, and I have no doubt were caused by that boot—I observed the marks before I compared the boot with them—the safe is not near the window—they must get in to get at it. Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing at all about it. JOHN NEVILLE I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction at the Surrey Quarter Sessions, Newington—(read)—I was present at the trial, and know him to be the man.

GUILTY .** Aged 22.—— Transported for Fifteen Years.

Before Mr. Baron Guerney.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1745
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1745. ELIZABETH BRYAN alias Catherine McCarthy was indicted for feloniously and knowingly uttering a counterfeit crown-piece, on the 13th of May, she having been previously convicted of uttering counterfeit coin.

MESSRS. BODKIN and ESPINASSE conducted the Prosecution. CALEB EDWARD POWELL. I am assistant solicitor to the Mint. I produce a copy of the record of the conviction of Elizabeth Bryan, together with another woman, at the Middlesex October Sessions, 1832—I have examined it with the original record at the Sessions-house, and it is a true copy—(read.)

THOMAS BURTON . I am an inspector on the Great Western Railway. I know the prisoner—I was present when she was tried and convicted—she if the person named in the record. Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE A. It is ten years ago? A. Yet—I

have not seen her since till I saw her at the police-court—I swear positively to her.

EMMA GREEN . I am the wife of James Green, who keeps a coffee-shop in Great Portland-street, Marylebone. On the 28th of April last the prisoner came to our house, and asked for half-a-pint of coffee, which came to 1d.—she tendered a shilling—I looked at it, and thought it was not a good one—I took it to my husband, to be satisfied—he said it certainly was not, and cut it with a graver—he went to look for a policeman—the prisoner walked out of the shop, and after she got round the corner, across Langham-place, she ran very fast—she had not been told the shilling was bad, and I had not given her the change—she was taken into custody in Bentinck-street, close by—I followed her—when I came up to her the policeman asked if she was the woman—I said, "Yes"—he said, "You hare been passing a bad shilling"—she said, "I did not know it"—she was detained.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not you tell her that your husband was gone for change? A. Yes—that was not true—she said she was in a hurry—I appeared against her at Marylebone office, and she was discharged. MR. BODKIN. Q. When was it that she told you she was in a hurry? A. After I returned from speaking to my husband—she said, "I gave yon a shilling"—I said, "Yes, and my husband is gone to get it changed"—she then got up, and said, "Oh, I have a halfpenny"—I said, "You had better wait, he will not be long"—she went to the door, in a curious way, not as if she was going, but she walked quietly round Ridinghouse-lane, and then ran off as fast as she could, without waiting for the shilling. DANIEL GRIMWOOD. (police-sergeant D 11.) On the 28th of April I was on duty near Mrs. Green's house—she made some communication to me, in consequence of which, I stopped the prisoner in Bentinck-street, Man chester-square, walking very fast—I told her she had passed a bad shilling at a coffee-house—she said, "Not me, sir"—Mrs. Green then came up, and said she had offered a bad shilling in payment for a cup of coffee—she said nothing then—she was searched at the station by a female, and two good shillings were found on her—they were given to the prisoner, by the Magistrate's order—I produce t he had shilling, which I received from Mr. Green at the station—the prisoner was taken before the Magistrate the same day, and discharged.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you keep the shilling? A. Yes—I have had several other bad shillings, but I made away with them—there is a cross on this, by which I know it—I wrapped it up in paper—I had no other bad shilling in my possession at that time—I locked it up in a box, which was locked, and of which I kept the key—I took it out, on receiving a note from the Solicitor of the Mint—I am quite sure this is the shilling I received from Mr. Green.

JAMES GREEN . I am the husband of Emma Green. I received a shilling from my wife on the 28th of April, and gave it to Grimwood—this is it—I cut a cross on it with a graver.

THOMAS WACE . I am a butcher, and live on Islington-green. The prisoner came to my shop on the 13th of May, and purchased 1lb, of meat for 6d.—she gave me a bad five-shilling piece in payment—I saw it was bad, and asked where she got it from—she said a gentleman gave it to her—I asked if she had got any more, she said no—I gave her into custody to a policeman, with the crown-piece.

Cross-examined. Q. To whom did she give the crown? A. She laid it on the board, and I took it up—there was no one in the shop but myself—I marked it after I gave it to the policeman, either at the shop or at the station, I cannot be positive which, but I kept it in my hand till I gave it to him—I did not give it to anybody else before I gave it to him—I think it was at the shop, because I remember marking it at the station.

RICHARD MARTIN (police-constable N 175.) T took the prisoner into custody at Mr. Wace's, and received from him this crown-piece.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you kept it in your own custody ever since? A. I have—I locked it up in a drawer at home—I have kept the key of the drawer ever since—I am quite sure no one could have got to that drawer but myself.

MART ECKETT . I am a searcher at the station. I searched the prisoner on the 25th of April—I found two good shillings and one halfpenny on her.

MR. JOHN FIELD . I am inspector of coin to the Mint. This crownpiece and shilling are both counterfeit.

GUILTY . Aged 28.— Transported for Twelve Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1746
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1746. THOMAS BAKER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Benjamin Benton, about the hour of two in the night of the 15th of April, at St. Nicholas Acons, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 1 loaf of bread, value 4d.; 4lbs. weight of cheese, value 4s. 2d; 3lbs, weight of mutton, value 1s. 6d.; 3lbs, weight of pudding, value 6d.; 3 pence, and 5 halfpence, his property; 1 shilling, 1 sixpence, and 1 penny, the monies of John Petty Muspratt; and 1 slipper, value 6d., the goods of James Edmonson.

MR. BALLANTINE conducted the Prosecution.

MARY ELLIS . I am servant to Mr. Benton, of No. 33, Abchurch-lane. The prisoner was in his service for eight months, be left on the 21st of February—about ft fortnight after that, between one and two o'clock in the afternoon, I was going up stairs, and saw the prisoner and another boy behind a door in the passage—I went up and told my master, then came down, and pursued the prisoner—he ran into a court, and I lost sight of him—I fastened up the house on the night of the 15th of April, as soon as it got dark—I dare say it was after eight—it was all fast about ten, when I went to bed—I came down in the morning, at five o'clock, and perceived the area-door open—it was fastened when I went to bed the night before—the kitchen drawers were opened, and the things pulled out, and also the things out of a work-box which was in the window—a few halfpence were taken from the work-box, and twopence from under an egg-cup on the dresser, which was there the night before—a piece of mutton, a pudding, a loaf of bread, and some cheese were taken out of the safe—Mr. Musprat has an office on the first-floor-a desk of his was broken open—it was supposed the thieves had got in from the churchyard, over the shed into the area—a board had been taken out by the side of the area-door, and the canvas was cut through—that would enable a person to put his hand in and undo the fastening—any person who had been living in the house would know where the fastening of the door was—the opening was just by the fastening—I found a pair of shoes on the shed

above the safe—these now produced are them—I know them to be the prisoner's shoes—they were not there the night before, for I had cleaned that window the night before.

Cross-examined by. MR. DOANE. Q. Do you go down steps to the area? A. No—it is at the back of the house, and adjoins St. Nicholas churchyard—it is the kitchen door I speak of—there is no way of getting in without getting over the churchyard—there are railings to the church-yard, but the railings on our side were broken before this—by getting over there, a person could get over into the yard, and come down to the area-door—it is a door in a small yard—it opens into the kitchen—you must get into the area before you get to the door—I saw that door safe the night before, before I went to bed, I fastened it myself—the board is outside, and the canvas inside—it was painted—the canvas was broken just enough for the hand to go in, just by where the fastening of the door was—I remember the prisoner purchasing these shoes some time before he left—I know them by the particular way he always trod—I had nothing to do with his shoes—I did not clean them—I saw them when he brought them home—I cannot say exactly how long it was before he left, that he brought them home—I should say it was nearly two months—he bad a pair of Bluchers before he had these—he wore these alternately with the Bluchers—they were new when he bought them—they were not in this state when I saw them last—they are more worn.

CHARLOTTE BENTON . I am the wife of Benjamin Benton. The prisoner was in his employment, and left on the 21st of February—on the 16th April I received information from Ellis, and was shown these shoes—I know them by the lace in them—it was a stay lace, and I reproached the prisoner with it on the Friday, and asked him if that was the way in which he went about my house—I am quite certain this is the stay-lace—it was my property—I saw the prisoner when he was taken into custody, he had a gentleman's slipper on—I did not see his other foot, only one foot—I have no doubt these shoes belong to the prisoner.

FRANCES WOOD . I am housemaid to Mr. Benton—I remember the prisoner being in my master's employment—he was brought to me on Wednesday, the 19th of May, by a policeman, and I was asked if I knew him—I immediately said it was Thomas Baker—he said, no, it was George Smith—I then pointed to a scar under his left eye, which enabled me to say positively that it was him.

FRANCIS M'LEAN , (City-police inspector.) I went on the morning of the 16th of April to 33, Abchurch-lane—I examined where the breaking bad taken place—there was a hole in the wainscoting just where the opening of the door was—there was nothing outside to show to a person unacquainted with the premises where the fastening was—this pair of shoes were handed to me by Wood that morning, and I have kept them ever since.

Cross-examined. Q. Was there any thing peculiar about the fastening to the door? A. No, it was in the ordinary place—I understand there was a bell, but I did not see it.

MARY ELLIS re-examined. There was a bell inside that door—a person outside could remove that bell when they bad broken the hole through—the bell was lying down by the door in the morning—it had been up the night before.

Jury. Q. Are you positive to these being the prisoner's shoes A. Yes, they are changed in appearance since he has left, but they were partly worn out when he left the service—there is no particular mark on them, more than the way he trod.

JOHN LEONARD , (City police-constable, No, 496.) I took the prisoner into custody on the evening of the 18th of May, at the corner of Birchin-lane—I asked him his name—he said, George Smith—I took him to the prosecutor's to be identified—when I got him near the house, he attempted to run away—he ran a short distance, and I secured him—I asked him at the station-house what his name was—he said his name was Baker—that was after I had shown him to the servant—I tried one of these shoes on the prisoner in the Magistrate's presence at the office, and it fitted—the prosecutor's house is in the parish of St. Nicholas Aeons.

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

First Jury, before Mr. Recorder,

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1747
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1747. THOMAS LEE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May, at St. Andrew Undershaft, 2 sovereigns, 3 half-sovereigns, 1 half-crown, 4 shillings, 3 sixpences, 10l. Bank-note, and 15l. Bank-note, the property of Thomas Anthony Watson, his master, in his dwelling-house.

THOMAS ANTHONY WATSON . I live in Leadenhall-street—the prisoner was in my service as errand boy for eight or nine months—on the 28th of May, about half-past one o'clock, I left him in the counting-house while I went up to dinner—my cash-box was on the desk at the time—it was fastened, but not locked—I had a 10l. note, a 5l note, 2 sovereigns, 3 half-sovereigns, a half-crown, 3 sixpences, and 4 shillings in it—when I came down stairs at 2 o'clock, the prisoner had absconded—the cash-box was open, and the notes and money gone—I went to the station, and gave information, and circulated handbills, offering a reward—finding the police did not get him, I wrote to his sister—I did not see him again till I saw him at Guildhall.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you see his sister? A. Yes; she lives in a gentleman's family at Litchfield—I do not remember the Alderman remonstrating with me for writing the letter—he ordered it to be handed to the officer—this is the letter—I wrote another letter to an acquaintance of his—his sister was before the Magistrate—she appeared respectable—I got her address from her uncle—she and the policeman brought the prisoner to me—she said she had brought him, at least the officer, had apprehended him—she did not say she bad come on purpose to pay me the money, nor offer to pay it before the Alderman—she did make some proposal of the kind, but I do not exactly recollect it—she did not make the offer to me—the Alderman might say he could not permit it to be done, but I did not remark it—she said she was fearful he would be transported—I did not hear her say she had brought him to London, and put him into the officer's hands while she went to her uncle's for the money—the Alderman chided me for writing the letter—he asked if I was willing to take him again into my service—I did not say, "Not unless I had my 20l. back"—I said it was a heavy sum to lose—I thought if he rePented of what he had done, and I got the 20l., I would take him back, but for one cause, which was his being found with a loaded pistol when the officer searched him—I thought to save his friends from the disgrace of a Prosecution, it might be settled.

(Letter read)—" Mr. Watson regrets to inform S.M. Lee, her brother Thomas has absconded from his house, having broken open the cash-box, and stolen there from nearly twenty pounds in gold and silver, on Saturday afternoon, while the family were at dinner. Mr. W. begs to say, Thomas is a base, ungrateful villain; no other master would put up with his conduct for some months past. Mr. W, has kept him till he has stolen every shilling he had in the house. Should he call on you, I have no wish to punish him, provided he returns the property stolen; if not, he may depend on transportation. The officers are every where in search of him, and I hope many days will not be over before he is taken. Injustice to his uncle, I must say he has done all in his power to take him; he has been in my service about nine months. I am sorry I did not long ago discharge him: he has had every kindness shown him in my family."

EDWARD HARDING (City police-const able, No. 274.) I took the prisoner to the station, searched him, and found a silver watch, and a pistol, which I believe was loaded—I saw the inspector take powder out of it, some large shots, some percussion-caps, some gunpowder—two sovereigns, one half-crown, three shillings, two sixpences, and sixpence in copper, were found upon him.

Cross-examined. Q. Who gave him into your custody? A. I was sent for to the Bull and Mouth, St. Martin's-le-Grand—I believe it was

the sister sent for me—she said she wanted me to go down with her to Mr. Watson's, in Leadenhall-street, to prevent the boy from running away from her—she did not make any charge against him then—I heard there was a charge against him when I took him to the station, and then said I could not part with him, I must take him before a Magistrate—I have produced the letter which I got from a box which the sister left at the station—she gave it to me—she did not say to me, in my hearing, that the letter was the inducement that made her bring her brother—I was desired to bring the letter to the Court.

(The prisoner received a good character,)

GUILTY . Aged 17.—Strongly recommended to mercy.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1748
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1748. JOHN COLEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June, 1 saddle, value 2s.; 1 lantern, value 2s.; 1 ball-iron, value 1s.; 1 footman, value 1s.; 1 fender, value 1s.; 1 shovel, value 6d.; 1 pair of tongs, value 1s.; 1 basket, value 3s.; 1 fire-basket, value 6d.; and 1 pair of bellows, value 1s.; the goods of Thomas Homewood.

THOMAS HOMEWOOD . I keep the Vine-inn at Hillingdon. On Tuesday. the 7th of June, about one o'clock in the morning, the policeman celled me up, and asked if I had not some horses and a cart in my stable, belonging to Mr. Drummond, of Paddington—I said, "Yes"—he asked if 1 knew they had just left my premises—I said I did not know it—we fetched the two men back—the prisoner was sitting in the cart the property was found in—we brought them back to the yard, ordered them to take their horses out, which the other did, and made his escape—in the cart I found the things stated—they belong to me—they were in a sack in the cart—the prisoner and the other man had been stopping at ray house a month with their horses—their master had taken my stable for a short time, as they were drawing gravel on the road.

THOMAS COOK (police-constable T 43.) I was on duty at Hillingdon-heath

on the morning of the 8th of June, at a quarter before two o'clock—I took Coleman into custody—he was in the cart, sitting on a sack, containing a cartsaddle, a stove, a basket, a footman, and other things—I asked him what he had got in the cart—he said he had nothing at all belonging to me—I took him back to Homewood, who claimed the articles found in the sack.

Prisoner. I never sat on the sack, I sat on a bushel of bran. Witness.. He was on the sack when I took him.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not know the things were in there; I had nothing to do with the horse or cart. My master had discharged me that night; I was going away when the carter asked me to go as far as Southwell with him. I was lying in the stable; he asked me to go and help him on the road; he was out of the stable an hour and a half before me.

ISSAC QUINSEY . (police-constable F 87). I gave information of this—the prisoner said nothing of this sort when he was taken.

THOMAS COOK . re-examined. When I apprehended him he said he was going to Paddington.

Prisoner. I said the carter was going to Paddington, not that I was going.Witness. He said he was going to Paddington with his mates, with the two carts and horses.

GUILTY . Aged 27.— Confined One Year.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1749
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Not Guilty > unknown

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1749. WALTER EVANS and HENRY JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, I handkerchief, value 4s.; the goods of William Carruthers, from his person.

WILLIAM CARRUTHERS . I am warehouseman in the employ of Morrison and Dillon, Fore-street, London. On Thursday, the 19th of May, I was in Pall-mall—my attention was called to my pocket, and I missed my handkerchief, which was safe about five minutes before.

Cross-examined by. MR. BALLANTINE. Q. There was a great crowd, I believe? A. Yes, a great many people surrounded me—there was an Illumination.

JOSEPH MOUNT . (police-constable C 115.) On Thursday night, the 19th of May, I saw the prisoners in Pall-mall, with a third person—there was a great crowd—I saw the two prisoners push into the crowd—Evans put his hand into the prosecutor's pocket, and took out a handkerchief—Jones was covering him at the time, walking close behind to conceal him—I took Jones into custody, and another officer took Evans.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you take them immediately? A. Yes—I took Jones not a yard from the prosecutor—he was talking to Evans and the other—there was not a girl with Jones—he walked close to Evans, hiding him—the third man was doing the same—I was in plain clothes—there was no particular stoppage.

COURT. Q. Did they move into the crowd together? A. Yes, and pressed forward to the same spot in the crowd—one stood behind the other while he took the handkerchief.

WILLIAM RUSSELL (police-constable C 113.) I was with Mount, and saw Evans put his hand into the prosecutor's left-hand pocket, and take out a handkerchief—I immediately took him into custody with it in his hand—I had seen him and Jones in company with another—they pushed in to the crowd—I saw Jones take a part in covering him—I had seen them together for the last quarter of an hour—they stood at the corner of Waterloo-place for at least ten minutes.

Cross-examined. Q. You are quite certain that Jones and Evans stood talking together for ten minutes? A. Yes—I had followed them from Waterloo-place, which is about a dozen yards from where it happened-jones was in company with a lad.

(Property produced and sworn to)


JANE WILLIAMS . I am single; Jones is my cousin. On the night of the 19th he called at my father's house for me to go out with him to see the illuminations—I walked with him up Regent-street and James-street, till we came to Pall-mall, where I lost him—I am certain I was with him till we came to Pall-mall—he was not in company with anybody bat myself—the crowd was so excessive that I was obliged to. let go his arm before we came to the large club-house, where there was an illumination through the windows—it was not till I got just there that I separated from him—he never spoke to any one—I do not know Evans—I never saw him at all—I know Jones's parents and relations—they are my aunt and aunt—his father is a tea-dealer and grocer, in Broad-street, St. Giles.

(The prisoners received good characters.)

EVANS— GUILTY . Aged 21.— Confined Six Months. JONES— NOT GUILTY.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1750
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1750. CATHERINE KENT was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May, 1 watch, value 2l. 10s.; 1 key, value 1d.; 2 sovereigns, 1 half-sovereign, 9 half-crowns, 10 shillings, and 5 sixpences; the property of Robert Davis.

BENJAMIN SAMBELL (police-constable K. 188.) On the morning of the 4th of May I was in Three Colt-street, Limehouse, and saw the prisoner sitting on the step of a door, very drunk, with some silver and a half-sovereign in her lap—she had a watch in her bosom—I took her to the station—she had 1l. 1s. 6d. in silver, and a half-sovereign—when she got sober she said her father had given her the watch—she gave several different accounts of where she lived and who she was—she said she had met a gentleman in the Strand, the day previous, who knew her when she was a respectable girl, and had given her a sovereign to get some clothes—she afterwards said that she met with another man, who had been with her, and given her 2s.—I said, "You have more money than that a good deal"—she said, "It is not likely that prostitutes can account for what money they have.

ROBERT DAVIS . I am a plasterer, and live in Mulberry-court, Great Bell-alley, Coleman-street. I saw the prisoner, on the 4th of May, early in the morning, in Long-lane, Smithfield—she stopped me and asked me to give her something to drink—I said it was too late to give her anything to drink—she asked me to go home along with her—I consented to do so—we went to No. 5, West-street, West Smithfield—we went to bed together—before we went to bed I distinctly counted my money over in my pocket and I had two sovereigns, one half-sovereign, nine half-crowns, ten shillings, and five sixpences—I fell asleep—I awoke about a quarter-past six o'clock, and the prisoner was gone—I got out of bed to get my watch, and found it was gone and my clothes and money also—I gave information to the policeman on duty—this is my watch—produced)—I had seen the prisoner before, in passing, as I am in the habit of going that way four or

five times in the course of the evening—I gave her, I think, 3s., but I had 4l. 5s. besides.

ANN ABERDEEN . I am a female turnkey at the New Prison, Clertkenwell. The prisoner was brought there in custody—the second day she was there she gave me a sovereign to get some provisions for her—she said she had swallowed it before—I spoke to the governor about it.

Prisoner's Defence. I met the prosecutor in Barbican about four o'clock; he asked where I was going; I said, "Nowhere particular;" he asked me to go with him; I said yes; we went to a house in West-street; he paid for the bed, and gave 6d. for two cups of tea: be said he had no more money; I said I could not think of stopping without money; he took the watch out of his pocket, put it into my hand, and said, "I will leave it with you as a pledge;" we went to bed, and I laid about an hour and a half with him; I then told him I should go, and he said I might go; I went down to my aunt, Mrs. Raven, who keeps a coffee and tea stand, and she gave me three sovereigns to buy some clothes, as I was going to service; I have not been long out of place; the rest a gentleman gave me whom I met in the street; we do meet with those kind of gentlemen sometimes who will give us a trifle of money.

BENJAMIN SAMBELL . re-examined. I did not tell her I had no money, nor give her my watch—what she says is false—I never saw her at all in the afternoon—it was between one and two o'clock in the morning that I met her.

GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Seven Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1751
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1751. HENRY FORD was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Beavitt, about the hour of one in the night of the 3rd of June, at the Liberty of the Rolls, with intent to steal, and stealing therein 1lb. weight of cheroots, value 10s.; 4 half-crowns, 8 shillings, 4 sixpences, 72 pence, 28 halfpence, his property.

GEORGINA BEAVITT . I am the daughter of George Beavitt, who keeps a public-house in Carey-street, Chancery-lane, in the Liberty of the Rolls—it is carried on by me and my sisters and brother—my father may be considered the landlord—he does not take any active part in the business—he lives in the house—he pays the rent and taxes—on Friday night, the 3rd of June, my father and I retired to bed about half-past twelve o'clock—my mother was up—the doors and windows were fastened—I held the light while my father fastened the doors—between one and two in the morning, I was awoke by the police knocking at the shutters—I came down—the street door was open—I examined the till, and missed some silver and halfpence, and some cheroots from a shelf in the bar—they were my father's property—I found a gouge lying on the ground in the bar, by the side of the till—I had not seen that before—the cellar-flap was unfastened—it was bolted overnight—by getting through that, a person could easily get into the house.

JOHN KERSWELL . I live at No. 4, Colwell-court, Tottenham-court-road. I have known the prisoner for six or eight months—he asked me to lend him a chisel on the 2nd or 3rd of June—I told him I had not one to spare, but if he would come down to the shop to me, I would lend him what would suit him, and he did—I lent him a gouge, and a parting tool—this is the gouge, or one like it—I cannot swear positively that this is

it, because I was cautioned of it at the police-court, but it was this, or one like it that I lent him—he never returned it to me.

Prisoner. It was on the 1st of June I borrowed the tool of him; I do not know what it was, but I can swear this is not it.

MART PEARSON . I am an unfortunate girl, and live at No. 2, Shire, lane. On Friday night, the 3rd of June, between twelve and o'clock, I was going along the Strand, and met the prisoner—he tapped me on the shoulder—I asked him to treat me—he said he had no money, but he would see me presently, and would treat me, he was going to receive his wages—about two o'clock I saw him again in the Strand—he said he had money then—I went to a public-house with him, and then to a coffee. shop in Tottenham-court-road—he had a bundle with him with some cigars in it—I had some coffee with him—he had some copper money—I saw him change 6s. worth of copper into silver—he said he had most of his wages in coppers—he staid with me till three o'clock next day.

Prisoner,. You robbed me of 15s.; you made me drunk, and then took the money out of my pocket.Witness,. It is no such thing—there was another young woman with me.

GEORGE BOLTON . I keep a coffee-house, No. 140, Tottenham-court road. On the morning of the 4th of June, the prisoner and Pearson came to my house—he paid me his reckoning in copper, and asked me if I would take them, as he had received his wages in copper money—I said I would give him silver for them—he gave me 6s. worth, and I gave him two half-crowns and one shilling for them—I heard him say to the female, "Here, just catch hold of this bundle of cigars while I get a light," but I did not see them, as I was in the bar, and he was in the front part of the shop.

JOSEPH THOMPSON (police-constable F 39.) On Wednesday morning, the 7th of June, I apprehended the prisoner in Westminster—I told him what I apprehended him for—he said," Oh, that be d——d," made use of a very blackguard expression, and said no one could prove that he had done it, as no one bad seen him in the house.

GEORGINA BEAVITT re-examined. This is the gouge that was found in the morning when we came down.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Ten Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1752
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1752. ROBERT MATON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May, 1 crown, 1 half-crown, 9 shillings, and 3 sixpences, the monies of John Buttery.

ELIZABETH BUTTERY . I am the wife of John Buttery, who keeps a beer-shop in Ossulton-street, St. Pancras. On the evening of the 16th of May, I counted the silver in the till—there was 25s. or 25s. 6d.—I am not sure which—there was a crown-piece among it, two half-crowns, and the rest in shillings and sixpences—there were no customers in the house it the time I counted it—I locked the till, but did not take out the key—I went to the front door, and spoke to a neighbour—five minutes after that the prisoner and another man came up—the prisoner said he had been larking. and had got his hands all black, would I allow him to wash them—I allowed him to go into the back-yard to do so—he and his companion went into the yard, and I went outside again—in ten minutes afterwards the other man came back, and the prisoner followed him some minutes

afterwards—they went away together to a public-house near—they came back again to the door, but not into the house, they spoke to me in passing, then went across to Mr. Griffiths, the pawnbroker, where some handkerchiefs were hanging up—the prisoner came in again for some porter—I went to the till to change 1s., and when I got there, I found the money stated gone—no one but the prisoner and his companion had been in from the time of my seeing the money, and missing it—I told the prisoner I was robbed, that there had only been him and his companion there—I said there was a 5s. piece I could swear to, because it was particularly marked—a person went to Mr. Griffiths, and returned to my house—that person said nothing in the prisoner's presence about a 5s. piece to my knowledge—the prisoner had a handkerchief in his hand—I had noticed marks on the 5s. piece I lost—when the prisoner heard that I had missed a 5s. piece, he went over to Mr. Griffiths, and retained with the 5s. piece—he asked if I knew the 5s. piece—I said, "It is mine"—he put it into his pocket, and said, "It is in my pocket now, and you shall not see it again"—I sent for a policeman—I sent a person out of the shop to see what he had paid for this handkerchief, and the person returned, and said he had paid with a 5s. piece—he was given into custody.

Prisoner. Mr. Bedford was at the pawnbroker's at the time I bought the two handkerchiefs; he told me to look at them, and said they were cheap at 5s.; I said I would give 4s. 6d. for them; Bedford stopped there, and saw, me pay the money; I came over to Mrs. Buttery's, and ordered two pots of beer; I was in liquor at the time; I told Mrs. Buttery the 5s. piece was paid for the handkerchiefs; she sent over to the pawnbroker's; Mr. Bedford came back, and said there was a 5s. piece; I went over directly, and got the 5s. piece back, gave 5s. more for if, Drought it in, and said, "Is this your 5s. piece?" she said, "Yes." I said, "If you give it to the policeman, and take me to the station, you shall have it settled." Witness.. He did not propose being taken into custody—I proposed that.

EDMUND GRIFFITHS . I live with my father John Griffiths, in Ossulton-street, Somere-town. The prisoner bought two handkerchiefs of me, and paid me the 5s. piece produced—I know this to be the same he paid, it being dented on the rim—he paid it to my father, who passed it to me—I was sitting inside at the time—it was put into the till—I noticed it before it was put into the till—the prisoner came over again to me and said, "Return me the crown piece, there is a dispute about it"—he gave me half-a-crown and 3s.—I gave him 6d. besides the crown piece—he pot the crown piece into his pocket, and left the shop—when I gave it to him he at first disputed it being the same I gave to him—the foreman took it up, returned it to him, and he said, very well, and went out—can swear it is the same he originally paid me for the handkerchiefs.

Prisoner. When I was along with the policeman in Skinner-street, I was in liquor; I had been in several public-houses; I did pay the 5s.. piece—I went back to get it, and showed it to the prosecutrix.

JOSEPH HERBEY (policeman S. 144.) The prisoner was given into my charge—I asked him for the crown-piece he was alleged to have got back again—he said, "I will give it you when we get to the station"—I searched him there, and took it out of his pocket, with 4s. 6d. in silver, 10d. in copper, and two handkerchiefs that he had bought—when Mr. Buttery came in, he said, "Buttery, you won't lock me up, if I tell you the truth, will you?"—he made no answer.

Prisoner. At the time I met the policeman, I had sundry money in my pocket, and he said at the time that I was well breeched with money; I had been at work the week before day and night, and earned two guineas; I was at work with Mr. Martin in Regent-street, digging out a sewer.

WILLIAM ELMER . I am a policeman. I took the other man in to custody

ELIZABETH BUTTERY re-examined. This crown-piece is the same—I am able to speak to it positively—my attention was particularly drawn to it, as I had some doubt as to whether it was good.

JOHN BUTTERY . I saw the prisoner at the station—he said my wife had given him in charge, but he was innocent—I said I hoped he was, but on hearing the account I immediately said, "Why, Maton, you must be the guilty man"—he said, "Don't lock me up, and I will tell you the whole truth"—I said nothing to him at that time, but afterwards I was going to hear what account he had to give, and the policeman prevented him. Prisoner's Defence. I changed money either at the African Chief or in the Bull; I cannot say which house it was; I was in liquor before dinner; Buttery took my hat and handkerchief off in the bar; he laid me on the table.

JOHN BUTTERY re-examined. I believe he was in liquor when I left him in the yard, about one o'clock.

MRS. BUTTERY re-examined. He did not ask whether there was anybody in the house when he came to wash his hands—the other one did—not the prisoner—I had not given change to any person after receiving the 5s. piece, which was about three o'clock—I counted the money about half past five—the prisoner came a little before six—I paid none away after I counted it.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 27.—Recommended to mercy by Prosecutor and jury Confined Six Months.

OLD COURT.—Friday, June 17th, 1842

Third Jury, before Edward Bullock, Esq.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1753
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1753. JOHN BAILEY was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Mulder, on the 29th of May, at the hamlet of Mile-end New-town, and stealing therein 1 pair of trowsers, value 4s.; 1 waistcoat, value 1s.; 2 pairs of boots, value 1s.; 2 brooches; value 3s.; 1 necklace, value 1s.; 2 frocks, value 6s.; 2 pairs of shoes, value 1s. 6d.; 1 penknife, value 1s.; 1 medal, value 1s. 1 magnifying glass, value 6d.; 1 cannon, Value 6d.; 1 spoon, value 3s. 6d.; and 1 farthing; his property; to which he pleaded.

GUILTY . Aged 12.— Transported for Ten Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1754
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1754. EDMUND HAINES was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Fuller, on the 9th of June, at Edmonton, and stealing therein, 1 pair of shoes, value 5s.; 1 breast-pin, value 5s.; 1 waistcoat, value 3s.; and 2 knives, value 6d.; his property, to which he pleaded.

GUILTY . Aged 14.— Transported for ten Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1755
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > whipping

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1755. JOSEPH JAMES GILBERT was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May 1 bonnet, value 18s.; and 1 cap, value 2s.; the goods of Jane Smith.

HENRY WOOD . I am a policeman. On Saturday night, the 28th of May, about ten o'clock, I was on duty in High-street, Poplar, and saw the prisoner with a bonnet and cap, doubled up in front of him—I stopped him, and asked where he got it from—he said he had brought it from hit sister at Limehouse, and he was going to take it to his sister's at the water side, but he could not say where she lived—I took him to the station.

JANE SMITH . I am a widow, and keep a milliner's shop in High-street, Poplar—this bonnet and cap is mine, and was in my shop between nine and ten o'clock that evening—I do not know the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I never took it; I had been down to Blackwall, in walking along a boy came to me, and said "Will you carry this? and when the policeman came I gave it up.

GUILTY.* Aged 15.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined One Month and Whipped.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1756
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1756. JOHN BELASCO was indicted for feloniously receiving on the 13th of June, of a certain evil-disposed person, 1 ring, value 10l.; the goods of Isaac Lialter; well knowing it to have been stolen; against the Statute, &c.: to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 32.—Recommended to mercy, being in great dishess. Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1757
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1757. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August, 3 coats, value 13l.; and 1 pair of trousers, value 20s.; the goods of William Jack his master, in his dwelling-house.

WILLIAM JACK . I am a tailor, and live in Broad-court, Drury-lane—the prisoner worked for me as a journeyman—on the evening of the 1st of August, 1840, he was in my shop about six o'clock—I left the shop for about ten minutes, leaving him on the shop-board working—my wife

was there also—I was sent for in about ten minutes—he was then gone, and I missed the coat he had been finishing, also a black frock coat, and a pair of black trousers—about nine o'clock I missed another new frock cost—I have never found any of them—the prisoner never came back for the money that was due to him—I had not paid him for that day's work, and never saw him again till about a month ago.

Prisoner, Q. What colour were the coats? A. One was a very dark coloured dress coat, and the other a lightish frock coat, a black coat, and a pair of doeskin trousers.

DIANA JACK . I am the prosecutor's wife. On the 1st of August, 1840, I was left in the shop with the prisoner—I left him there in a few minutes, and went into the kitchen—he came down into the kitchen for an iron to press the coat he was working on—he went up stairs again with the iron—I went up immediately after him, and as I came into the parlour, the shop door closed, and he was gone out—I went into the shop, and missed a coat and trousers, and the coat he was making, from the shop-board.

FRANCES HALL . I am the wife of George Hall, and live in Southampton-mews. On the 1st of August, 1840, I lodged at Mr. Jack's—about six o'clock, or ten minutes after, I saw the prisoner go out at the door with the clothes over his arm—I saw more than one or two coats—I did not an alarm, not knowing that he had stolen them, until I heard Mrs. Jack give an alarm.

Prisoner. Was my back or my face towards you? A. I was at the second-floor window, over your head—you did not turn round, saw your face as you went out at the door, because you held it, that it should not slam—I knew you well from seeing you in the shop.

ALEXANDER CORNER . I am a policeman. The prisoner was given in to my charge for stealing three coats and a pair of trousers—he said nothing. Prisoner's Defence. A friend of the prosecutor's called on him, and he said he was going to have a pot of beer with him; I said, "Mr. Jack, I wish to leave before you come back, for I cannot depend on you, if you are going out to drink;" when I finished the coat, I went; I told mrs. Jack I was going, and she was told to mind the shop; I had said I should leave at seven o'clock; it took me a quarter of an hour to pot on the collar of the coat; I pressed it, and went; I did not take it. GUILTY . Aged 38.— Confined Six Months.

Before Lord Chief Justice Tindal.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1758
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1758. JOHN FRANCIS was indicted , for that he, feloniously and traitorously, did compass, imagine, devise, and intend to bring and put our Lady the Queen to death; and in order to fulfill, perfect, and bring to effect his most treasonable compassing, device and imagination, he, on the 13th of May, maliciously and traitorously did shoot off, and discharge a certain pistol loaded with gunpowder, and a certain bullet, which he in his right hand held, at and against the person of our said Lady the Queen, with intent thereby and therewith, maliciously and traitorously, to shoot, associate, kill, and put her to death; and thereby he then and there, traitorously and maliciously made a direct attempt against the life of our said Lady the Queen.—2nd OVERT ACT, stating the pistol to be loaded with gunpowder, and certain other destructive materials and substances unknown.—3rd OVERT ACT, for having discharged a certain loaded pistol.—4th OVERT ACT, for discharging a certain pistol.—4 other OVERT ACTS, the same as the former ones, only for discharging the pistol against the person of our Lady the Queen, whereby her life was endangered. The ATTORNEY and SOLICITOR GENERAL, with MESSRS. ADOLPHUS, WADDINOTON, and GUBNEY, conducted the Prosecution.

COLONEL CHARLES GEORGE JAMES ARBUTHNOT . I am one of the enquiries of Her Majesty, and was in attendance on Her Majesty when she went out on Monday, the 30th of May—in accompanying Her Majesty on her drives, I generally ride behind the hind wheel of her carriage, about five yards in the rear of Her Majesty; about five yards behind the carriage—there is another equerry besides myself, in attendance occasionally, but not always—not one of the Queen's equerries, but one of Prince Albert'—I ride behind, or on one side, just as it happens—I had received some information previous to leaving the Palace, on the 30th of May, which induced me to alter my place of riding that day, and I rode as close to the side of the Queen as I could make my horse go by the side of the carriage—Colonel Wylde, Prince Albert's equerry, was in attendance, and rode on the other side—he also rode by the side of the carriage—on returning from the drive, and coming down Constitution-hill, between sir and seven o'clock in the evening, about half-way down the hill, I observed the prisoner, on the carriage reaching him, take a pistol from his side, and fire it in the direction of the Queen; as quickly as I could, I pulled up my horse, and gave the prisoner in charge of a policeman who was standing by his side—the prisoner had, before he fired, caught my attention, as

other persons do, when I have been out with Her Majesty, who are anxious to see her—I observed the prisoner, but took no more notice of him than of any other individual—he was standing about three yards, not quite so much, perhaps, on the right of a pump on Constitution-hill, where the water-carts get their water.

Q. What do you mean by "the right?" A. Nearer the Palace, standing on the footpath—at the time be drew the pistol from his side, the utmost distance he could have been from the carriage, I should say, must have been about seven feet—I was just to the act of passing, as the pistol was fired—perhaps I had got past the smallest possible distance, when it fired—the carriage, had been going at the rate of about eleven miles an hour, but in passing Constitution-hill, being apprehensive an attempt would be made at her Majesty, I directed the positions to drive even faster than they were going previously, and then the pace must have been twelve or thirteen miles an hour, as fast as the horses could go—I was still riding by the side of the carriage, and I believe, Colonel Wylde was—I had received some intimation before I left the Palace, and the ladies usually in attendance on the Queen, were not with her on this occasion—her Majesty would not take any of them with her—there was no one in the carriage but her Majesty and Prince Albert—Her Majesty was on the right-hand side of the carriage, coming down Constitution-hill, her usual place—that was nearest to the prisoner—she was sitting on the back seat of the carriage—I was riding close to her—the pistol struck me to be pointed as near as possible on the line where her Majesty was—I heard the report plainly, and saw the smoke, and the flash, decidedly.

COURT. Q. You saw the flash—what do you mean by the flash? A.. The fire emitted from the pistol.

MR. SOLICITOR GENERAL . Q. Were there any persons near the prisoner at the time he fired? A. Not very near him—in short, I should say, some distance, with the exception of a policeman, who was, at the utmost, three feet from him, and who I ordered to take him into custody—my words to the policeman, were, "Secure him," pointing to the prisoner—he was taken into custody by the policeman, and Colonel Wylde came up and took charge, and a soldier of the Guards—I returned as quickly as I could, and got by the side of her Majesty—the carriage did not stop—I ordered the prisoner to be taken to the Palace, which was done at once—I saw him at the police station, in Gardener's-lane, and there he declined saying any thing to the policeman on duty.

COURT. Q. How long was that after the affair happened? A. About an' hour—not quite so much—three-quarters—Her Majesty sat with her free to the horses.

Cross-examined by. MR. CLARKSON. Q. Have you been many years in the army? Q. Ever since 1817—it was an open carriage—not a pony-carriage, but a large landau, which Her Majesty usually drives in the afternoon—it cannot shut up—the horse I was riding was about 15 hands 2 inches high, but not the one I was oh at the time, I had changed—the horse I was on at the time, was about 14 hands 3 inches.

HENRY ALLEN . I am a private in the 2nd battalion of Scotch Fusilier Guards. I was in the Park on Monday, the 30th of May, from about a quarter before six till about a quarter past six o'clock—I saw the prisoner there, leaning on the pump, about the centre of Constitution-hill—I was there merely for a walk—I saw her Majesty's carriage passing. Q. What distance was you from the carriage when any thing happened?

A. Between twelve and sixteen paces behind the carriage—just as Her Majesty's carriage got past the pump, I saw him take two or three paces from the pump towards the wall nearest Buckingham Palace gardens—I saw him hold his arm out, and directly after saw the flash of the pistol, and heard the report—the pistol was directed towards her Majesty's carriage—I saw the fire, and heard the report—I have been in the army about eighteen months, or rather better—I have had experience in firing ball as well as blank cartridges.

Q. From what you could judge, was the pistol which was discharged loaded with ball or not? A. I should say it was. Q. From what circumstance should you form that judgment? A. A piece fired off with a ball is somewhat sharper than with blank cartridge—I should say the prisoner was about three paces from the carriage when he fired—that is what is commonly called yards—I was on the same side of the way as the prisoner was—her Majesty sat on the same side as he stood on—when he fired I saw the policeman turn to the side, and catch hold of him, and seeing there was no other policeman handy, I ran up and have assistance directly,

Cross-examined. Q. Where were you recruited? A. At Abingdon, Berkshire, some time in February, last year—I cannot say how long I continued to drill—it is generally three or four months—I was a tailor before I joined the army.

COURT to COLONEL ARBUTHNOT. Q. Will you be so good as to tell us whether you could form a judgment, from the report of the pistol, whether it was loaded with a ball? A. Why, my Lord, the report was sharp and loud, but I did not hear the whiz of a ball, in consequence of the noise of the carriage and eight horses—my opinion is the pistol was loaded with some matter, from the sharpness and loudness of the report—I cannot form a stronger opinion as to its being loaded than I have already given-it is a mere matter of opinion.

Q. Supposing there what nothing in the pistol but gunpowder, would that make such a report as you beard? A. Decidedly, my Lord, the report would not be so sharp or loud—the report of a pistol with blank cartridge is a mere evaporation of the powder—the report was of a pistol well rammed down and charged—I cannot swear it was loaded with more than gunpowder and Wadding rammed on it; but, as I have already stated, it was well rammed down, from the report, that is my deliberate opinion.

Q. We want to know whether the pistol fired from the place where the prisoner was, although only loaded with wadding and powder well rammed down, as it fired at such a distance from the Queen that it might produce bodily harm to the Queen, or wound her? A. My opinion is it most have produced injury to the Queen, even though only rammed down with gunpowder and wadding at the top of it.

LIEUTENANT PATRICK FITZGERALD. I have served in the Spanish and Portuguese armies. I was on Constitution-hill on Monday evening, the 30th of May—I was waiting to see the Queen return to the palace—shortly before her carriage came up I was standing close to the pump, on the footpath, on the side of the road close to the brick wall of the Palace garden, the same side as the prisoner—before the carriage came up I saw the prisoner, and observed him particularly—he was walking about—I was four or five yards from him, on his right, when the Queen's carriage came up, nearer the Palace—as soon as the Royal carriage came up in a line where the prisoner standing, I saw him, in this attitude, discharge a pistol—I saw it in

his hand before it was discharged, at the very instant—it was in his right band, the band that was nearest to me, he discharged it—he pointed at the open part of the carriage, in which her Majesty was sitting, and his Royal Highness Prince Albert—I saw the flash, and heard the report—when he had fired he dropped his hand down by his side immediately—I immediately cried out, "Seize the murderer," and rushed at him—he was seized immediately by the policeman Trounce, at the left, and I seized him on the right—when I first saw him, the pistol was in his hand, in the position I have described.

Cross-examined. Q. How was the other hand? A. It seemed to be down, resting on the iron pump—the pistol was in his right hand—I was not examined before the Privy Council.

COLONEL WYLDE . I am equerry to his Royal Highness Prince Albert, I accompanied the Queen on Monday, the 30th of May—her Majesty went out in an open carriage, that will not shot up, and sat on the right-hand side—in the route from the Palace towards Constitution-hill there is a wall on the left-hand side—it is the wall of the Palace garden—there is a space between the wall and the carriage road—I should think the space is six or eight yards from the wall to the carriage road, including the foot-path—there are several trees there—there is the carriage road, and on the other side a foot-path, and the iron railing inclosing the Green Park—I saw the prisoner after he fired—he fired on the Queen's side, on the right-hand side—she was returning to the palace at the time—it was on the right-hand side of the carriage—her Majesty was in the same situation in the carriage in returning home as when she went out—she had not changed her position—anybody who had seen her go out might expect her in coming back to be on the wall side—she always sits on that side of the carriage—I was riding as nearly as possible abreast of the Royal carriage, on the near side—a communication had been made to me, which induced me to keep very near the carriage during that time—the first thing that attracted my attention was a sharp report of a pistol—I pulled up short on that report, turned round to my right, and saw the prisoner—the carriage had then passed a few yards, going at the rapid pace it was—I saw the prisoner, with his hand down, and something in it—a policeman almost immediately seized him, and a guardsman on the other side—I rode up to him, and desired them to bring him to the porter's lodge at the Palace, that I might examine him, or see him examined—I saw the pistol—(Inspector Rusell here produced a pistol)—. this is it—it was taken from him in my presence, by the policeman—I am able to recognize it again—I have not a doubt of its being the pistol.

Q. I do not know whether yon are acquainted with this sort of fire-arm, how far it would carry? A. Oh yes, it depends much on the elevation, but it would carry fifty or sixty paces—it might be made to carry more—it depends on the elevation.

Q. Is it as dangerous when discharged as a larger one might be at the distance it was fired? A. Certainly, at a short distance—so good an aim could not be taken with it as with a larger one, hot at a short distance it is as destructive as a larger one—I cannot state exactly how far the prisoner was from the Queen at the time it was fired, as I was on the opposite side of the carriage—a pace is thirty inches.

Q. At the distance of about seven feet would the wadding even of the pistol, if well runned down, be competent to do any personal mischief? A. Certainly, any exposed part of the person, if it was wounded, and it

would be very likely to set fire to the dress; but it would decidedly wound the skin, or any part only covered with thin muslin it might wound—it was a very sharp loud report for such a pistol.

Q. Could you form any judgment whether it had anything in it? A.. No further than from the sharpness of the report—it must have had something to compress the powder strongly to induce it to make such a report, either very strong wadding, or a bullet—something to compress the powder very considerably.

Q. Supposing it had not a bullet, but an irregular piece of lead or metal, was the pistol competent to do mischief in that way? A. Most certainly, or if a stone, either round or of an irregular shape, had been in it—from what I heard of the report, in my judgment, the powder certainly must have been well runned down with something—I saw the prisoner searched—an empty pocket-book, and some powder screwed up very tight in paper, and some trifling things were found on him—nothing else of any moment—I think there was a penny or twopence found on him—he did not appear much excited, very firm, I thought; I observed some agitation about his lip and nose—I asked his name, where he lived, and what he was, but he remained silent—he gave no answer whatever—I took him through the palace to the equerries' door in Pimlico, and, accompanied by inspector Russell, saw him put into a cab with the guardsman and policeman, and conveyed to Gardener's-lane station-house—I accompanied him on horse back, and in the cell I star him stripped and better searched than he was before, and there I left him—the policeman put some questions to him there—he merely stated that he had a father and mother alive, also brothers and sisters, and that he lived about two miles off—he would not tell where, nor say anything else.

Cross-examined. Q. When the pistol had been taken from the prisoner, do you happen to know whether it had been unscrewed? A. I do not know—it would not unscrew at the time I took it from him, for I twisted it in my hand, and could not unscrew it.

COURT. Q. Did you try to unscrew it? A. I just gave it one turn with my hand—they are not generally unscrewed with the hand—it should have a key to it.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. These small ones will sometimes unscrew with the hand? A. Not immediately after being fired, because it dilates—it was warm when I took it—I just tried to unscrew it. MR. ATTORNEY GENERAL. Q. Is a pistol of this description capable of being loaded from the muzzle? A. Certainly, it may be as effectually loaded that way as any other.

COURT. Q. Did you observe the muzzle at all? A. Yes, I observed it had been recently fired—it was smutty with powder, and the barrel warm.

WILLIAM TROUNCE (police-constable A. 53.) On the afternoon of the 30th of May I was on duty on Constitution-hill—I was there for about an hour and ten minutes before the Queen returned to the palace—I observed the prisoner there about half an hour before the Queen returned—he was just in the middle part of Constitution-hill—I was ten or twelve yards from him, and saw him go behind a tree to hide himself, as I was looking at him. Q. From something you observed, had your attention been attracted to him so as to be looking at him particularly? A. Yes, I was looking down the hill, saw him standing back, and saw him go behind a tree—he was locking at me at the time, at least he appeared so—he was about a yard

from me when the Queen came—as the Queen was passing, I heard the report of a pistol—my eye was not actually on the prisoner at that time—I then looked around—he was standing a little in the rear of me—he was leaning over a plug which they draw the water from, with his left hand, and standing just in this way with a pistol in his hand—I seized him—he was holding the pistol towards the carriage—I did not see him till I heard the report, and when I turned round, it was a little towards the carriage—I took the pistol from him—inspector Russell searched him.

LAYINIA BLANCHAED . I live in Union-place, Lambeth. I was in the park on Constitution-hill, on the day in question—I was there at half-past five o'clock—I was waiting there to see the Queen come back from her ride—I saw the prisoner soon after I got there, soon after half-past five—he was walking up and down with a young man, behind the trees—I observed the prisoner so as to know him again when I saw him, I recognized him—the trees are on the same side of the road as the pump, on the left hand going up—I saw him three or four times up to about a quarter of an hour before the Queen passed, I then lost sight of him—during the time I saw him he was with the other young man—they were walking together in entrust conversation—I afterwards saw the prisoner in custody of a policeman and soldier, and recognized him as one of the two I had seen walking up and down—I remarked them first, because I thought it odd they should be there—I noticed them because there was a resemblance in his companion to my brother.

WILLIAM RICHARDS . I am a journeyman shoemaker, and live in Newcastle-street, Strand. I work for a person named Squire, and have done so about a twelve month—I was on Constitution-hill on Monday, the 30th of May—I entered the park about six o'clock in the evening, or it might be more—I saw a great many people standing there—the pistol was fired about half-past six I should say—I fell in with other people—in the first place, then I thought I would walk to and fro to wait to see the Queen—I was on the Queen's garden wall side—as I was going up the hill I saw the prisoner leaning with both his arms on the pump—this was before he was in custody—I heard a conversation between some people, but I cannot swear I heard the prisoner himself say anything.

JAMES RUSSELL . I am an inspector of police, and was on duty on Constitution-hill on Monday, the 30th of May, and met Trounce, the policeman, with the prisoner in custody—he conveyed him to the Palace—he gave me a pistol, which I have produced here—I felt the barrel of it—it was warm—I observed the muzzle—it appeared as if it had been recently discharged—there was a sort of a blue colour of powder—I searched him, and found on him the cover of a memorandum-book, 1d. in copper, a portion of gunpowder in his breeches pocket, two keys, and a pair of gloves—I produce the gunpowder—if loaded at the muzzle there is sufficient for about one charge of the pistol—if unscrewed and loaded, there would be about four charges—it requires more powder when loaded from the muzzle.

Cross-examined. Q. How much in quantity should you say there was altogether, a quarter of announce? A. I should say not—I cannot tell the weight—I have loaded many pistols like this—I was never in the army.

MR. ATTORNEY GENERAL. Q. Whether it is an ounce, one-fourth, or one-eighth, is there, in your opinion, sufficient to load this pistol more than once? A. it was unscrewed; and once if loaded from the muzzle. GEORGE PEARSON. I am an engraver on wood, and live in Castle-street,

Holborn. On Sunday, the 29th of May, I was in St. James's Park at the time Her Majesty's carriage was returning from chapel—Her Majesty and Prince Albert were, I believe, in it—I saw the prisoner there—I saw him present a pistol at the Royal carnage—he did nothing more than Present it—he neither drew the trigger nor attempted to fire, or any thing—the carriage was four or five yards from him at the time he presented it—this was almost in the middle of the Mall—he presented it as the carriage passed on—this was coming through the Mall of St. James's-park—I do not know whether it was the side on which Her Majesty or Prince Albert sat—he was on the side of the carriage next the Mall, on the left side of the carriage—when the carriage passed on he returned the pistol to his bosom, and said, "They may take me if they like, I don't care, I was a fool I did not shoot"—he then went away—I saw him afterwards among several others in prison where he was—I had not the least doubt of his person.

JAMES ROBERT STREET . I am shopman to Mr. Ravener, a pawnbroker, No. 19, Tothill-street, Westminster. I know the prisoner by sight—he came to my master's shop on Friday, the 27th of May, and asked if I had a pistol for sale—I showed him two—the one produced is one of them—he offered 3s. for it, which I agreed to take—I had asked more—he paid me for it with three fourpenny-pieces, a sixpence, and the remainder in copper—the other was on the same principle as this, a flint lock, but the barrel was rather larger—it was a screw barrel—I do not think there was any flint in this pistol when I sold it to him.

RICHARD RITCHES . I live at No. 18, Lower Eaton-street, Pimlico. I have a brother, an oilman, in Upper Charles-street, Parliament-street—he sells gunpowder and flints—I know the prisoner—he is the young man who came to purchase a flint on the Friday before Her Majesty's life was attempted, the 27th—it was between about three and five o'clock, to the best of my memory—I was in the shop, and my brother was there part of the time—I sold him a flint, which came to a 1d.—I mentioned to him when he brought the pistol that flints were very rarely or ever sold, I would look and see if we had any—I went and looked, and found one amongst a quantity of gun-flints, which we had had many years by us—he gave me the pistol—I took it, and said it had no leather, which is generally on them to tighten the flint—I do not recollect that he made any answer—I fitted the flint—I had a piece of leather in my band, as I was tying some bottles—I tore or cut a piece off, and fastened it in with it for him—here is the same leather in it now to the best of my belief—I observed to him that the pistol was a very old one, that it bad no trigger to it—he then pulled back the lock and showed me that the trigger came out—it comes out on puliing the cock back—I thought it was a broken pistol—he showed me that on putting it on full cock the trigger came out—I do not remember any thing more passing—he asked how much it was, paid me for it, thanked me, and went away—he gave me two halfpenny-pieces—I saw him it Newgate on the Saturday following the day Her Majesty's life was attempted, and recognized him almost directly among several who were in the yard—I have not a doubt about his person.

THOMAS GOULD . I live in York-street, Westminster, and deal in gunpowder, among other things. On Friday evening, the 27th of May, about eight o'clock, somebody came to my shop to buy a halfpennyworth of gunpowder, which is about half an ounce—I sold it to him—it was coarse-gunpowder—I should not know the person again—the prisoner very much resembles the person.

ANNRIGS. My husband keeps a shop, in Brewer-street, Goldensquare; he sells gunpowder and shot among other things. I remember, on a Monday in May last, a young man coming to our shop early in the afternoon, about one or two, or from that to three o'clock—it was the prisoner, I am quite certain—he asked for an ounce of gunpowder, which I furnished him with—he paid me 2d. without asking the price.

CECILIA FORSTER . I live at No. 106, Great Titchfield-street, and let lodgings. The prisoner came to lodge at my house on the 14th of January last—he had half a bed with another young man, and paid 3s. a week—he is a carpenter by trade, I believe—he left my lodgings on the 27th of May, which was Friday—he had been out of work for some time before he left—he had not paid his rent up to the time of leaving.

GEORGE GOWER , (examined by MR. CLARKSON.) I am one of her Majesty's grooms. I was present when this attack was made on her, and distinctly saw what passed. I was examined before the Privy Council—I was riding behind Colonel Arbuthnot, who was riding immediately close to the Queen's carriage, covering the Queen's person—I think I was riding six or seven yards from the hind wheel—I saw the prisoner discharge the pistol—he discharged it between Colonel Arbuthnot and myself—I should think the pistol was pointed to the centre of the hind wheel of the carriage as near as possible.

MR. ATTORNEY-GENERAL. Q. Yon were six or seven yards behind, on horseback? A. Yes—the horse I rode was about fifteen hands two inches high.

GUILTY . Aged 20.—[After the Jury had returned their verdict, the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE said to them as follows:—Gentlemen, do you find him guilty of the first overt act, charging that he fired a pistol loaded with gunpowder and a bullet? JURY. No, my Lord.

Q. Do you find him guilty on the second overt act, that it was loaded with powder, and some other destructive materials and substances? JURY. We do, my Lord.

Q. Then you think the pistol was loaded with more than the mere running down and wadding, but that there was some other destructive substance? JURY. Yes, my Lord.

His Lordship then proceeded to pass the sentence of DEATH, usual in cases of High treason.]

Before Mr. Recorder.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1759
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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1759. WILLIAM BLADON was indicted for a robbery on John Valentine, on the 20th of May, putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, 2 breast-pins and chain, value 5l.; and part of a stock, value 2s.; his goods; and immediately before, at the time of, and after the said robbery, beating, striking, and using other personal violence to him.

JOHN VALENTINE . I live at Stanhope-cottage, Park-village East, Regent's-park. On the night of the 20th of May, between nine and ten o'clock, I was in the Lower-road, Islington, with two Mends—one of them poke to two young women—I went on some little distance, and finding he did not follow me, I returned and interfered with my friend—the prisoner and two others passed while I was speaking to my friend—the prisoner knocked one of the female's bonnets over her face, and pushed against her and my friend—I asked him what he meant by that behaviour

—I cannot say whether he made any reply, but he sparred up to me, and I believe I struck him—I am not certain whether he struck me first, or I him, but I would rather give him the benefit of it, and say that I struck him first—we had a fight, and exchanged a good many blows—the encounter took some time, at least many minutes—at first I had the best of it, but eventually my arms were pinned behind me by somebody—I was severely used behind, and likewise by the prisoner before me—a good many pressed round me—by the time I speak of a crowd had collected—finding that I got the worst of it, I ran a short distance, and got in at the doorway of a baker's shop—the prisoner followed me, and the mob behind him—eventually a policeman came up—I gave the prisoner in charge, and he gave me in charge—we were both taken to the station, and I there missed my pin and the front of my stock—it was two pins, a diamond and a ruby, with a chain attached—it was in the front of my stock, which was detached from the part that goes round my neck—the prisoner was searched—one pin and the front of the stock were found in his hat, and the other pin in his hand or his waistcoat-pocket, I am not certain which. Cross-examined by. MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Is your friend here who interfered with the ladies? A. No—he was here till about five o'clock—he was before the Magistrate, but was not examined—he saw this occurrence—my other friend is now at Guernsey—he also saw it all—the prisoner gave me in charge for assaulting him, and I gave him in charge for assaulting me—I was sober—I cannot say bow the prisoner was dressed—he had not all his clothes on—he did not strip off his jacket and waistcoat when he was fighting—I cannot say whether he had his hat off when we were going to the station—he might have had it in his hand without my observing him—there were no falls during the fight—I have no doubt the was fighting as well as he could, and so was I—I cannot tell what opportunity he had of taking my pins—I did not take any of my things off—it was quite dusk—I had never seen the prisoner before, to my knowledge.

JOHN CLARE (police-constable N. 406.) Between nine and ten o'clock, on the night of the 20th of May, I found a crowd of people in Queen-street, Lower-road, Islington—the prosecutor was standing with his back against a baker's shop-door, and the prisoner was standing in the front of him, in a fighting attitude—the prosecutor called for my assistance—I immediately went, and he complained of being assaulted—the prisoner, at the same time, complained of being assaulted—through the crowd of people that had assembled I was not able to settle it, and took them both to the station—they both went willingly—the persons were hooting and hissing the prosecutor—he had no hat at the time I first met him—I did not notice his stock—at the station the prosecutor said, "I am the sufferer, I have lost the front of my stock, with two pins and a chain attached"—I was then ordered by the inspector to search the prisoner—I first took his hat off—he had it on, and in it I found this front of the stock, one pin, and a small chain attached—while I was placing it on the table, be put his hand into his left-hand waistcoat pocket and took out the diamond put his which I immediately took from his hand—he said, "I am sure, I don't know how I came by them."

Cross-examined. Q. How many people do you think were collected? A. Upwards of three hundred at the time I took him—they were complaining that the prosecutor had not fought fairly, and were hooting and hissing him for it—they said that he was the aggressor—I did not see the prosecutor's two friends there—one gentleman went to the station with

him—the prisoner had not his hat off any portion of the time—he had a sleeve waistcoat on, the same as he has now—he had no jacket—he did not complain of the loss of his jacket—I knew him before—I do not know of his working at Mr. Cubit's—he said that night that he did

GEORGE THATCHER . I am a police-inspector of the N division. After the prosecutor complained of his loss, I told the prisoner that I believed he was the thief—he said he was not—I told him I did not know that he had the property about him, but I believed he was the thief—he said he had not the property—when the things were found—he said "I did not know I had them, or else I would have given them to the gentleman before I came here"—I saw the prisoner's hat taken off, and part of the stock, a pin, and the chain in it—I also saw him produce the other pin from his waistcoat pocket—Clare took it out of his hand.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY of stealing from the person.✗ Aged 19.— Confined Twelve Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1760
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1760. LOUISA GREGORY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Isaac Cohen, on the 18th of May, putting him in bodily fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 half-sovereign, and 1 shilling, his monies.

ISAAC COHEN . I am nineteen years old, and live in Sadler's-row. On the 18th of May, I had been to a wedding in Leman-street—I left it about three o'clock in the morning, and was returning home—as I was going down Rose-lane, Spitalfields, the prisoner came from the door of a house, flew upon me, caught hold of me, by. the handkerchief, made use of a very bad expression, and said, "I must have your money, I have come from Stratford, and have no money"—she put her hand into my right hand coat pocket and took out a half-sovereign, and one shilling—when I was at the wedding, I had asked my uncle to oblige me with change for half-a-sovereign—he had not change, and I put it back into my outside pocket—I had my money in my hand, and my hand in my pocket, when she caught me by the throat I pulled my hand out, as I thought I should be strangled, to try to save myself—she put her face very near to mine at the time—I went into the house afterwards, but the passage was so dark, I could not perceive where I was. going—I came out again, and left the door a little way open—I got a policeman—I saw the prisoner about two hours afterwards, at the corner of Rose-lane, and he went into the same house which she had come from when she assaulted nw—the policeman went in and took her there.

Prisoner. Q. Did not you ask me, when I first saw you, where I was going; and I said home? A. I did not see you till you sprung on me, and caught me by the throat—I had no conversation with you—I did not walk with you—I never offered you a shilling, nor say that was all I had. JURY Q. Was Rose-lane your proper road home from Leman-street? 4. Yes.

WILLIAM DAY DAVIS (police-constable H. 36.) I was on duty in Wentworth-street, on the morning of the 19th of May—the prosecutor came to me, and told me he had been robbed—he was quite sober—I went with him to a house in Rose-lane—I could not find the prisoner there then—I was with him about two hours afterwards, and he pointed out the prisoner to me, going into the same house I had been in before—I followed her, and told her she was charged by the prosecutor with stealing

a half-sovereign and a shilling from his pocket—she said it was no such thing, she had not robbed him, but he had given her a shilling to go with her, and that was all—nothing was found on her but 7 1/2 d.—Rose-lane would be in the prosecutor's direct road home.

Prisoner's Defence (written.). "As I was returning home, I met this young man; he asked me where I was going, I said, home; he went in with me, put his hand round my waist, and said, 'I have not got any money about me but a shilling, which I will give you;' he gave it me, and then wanted it back again; I refused to give it him; he wanted to force it from me; I pushed him from me, and got away from him."


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1761
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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1761. ROSETTA FARRELL was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Valentine Reynolds, on the 2nd of May, at St. Mary, Islington, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 1 watch, value 5l.; and 1 guard-chain, value 2l.; the goods of William Yells.

MARY REYNOLDS . I am the wife of William Valentine Reynolds, and live at No. 9, Half Moon-crescent, Islington—the prisoner lodged with me. On the morning of the 2nd of May, she left, and never returned oil she was brought back on the 19th, by a Mrs. O'Hara, who formerly lodged with me—she told her she had better come and tell what she had done with the articles she had stolen—Mrs. O'Hara is not here—Mr. Yells gave the prisoner into custody.

JANE HOOPER . I am the wife of David Hooper, and live in Harper-place, Somers-town. I received from the prisoner five duplicates, one relating to a watch and guard—I kept it till I gave it to the policeman.

GEORGE FINNEGAN . I am in the service of Mr. Griffiths, a pawnbroker, in Ossulston-street, Somers-town. I produce a gold watch and metal chain, pawned on the 2nd of May, between one and two o'clock, by the prisoner, to the best of my belief.

JOHN DOBAR . (police-constable N 253). I apprehended the prisoner on the evening of the 19th of May, opposite Half Moon-crescent, after she had been speaking with the prosecutrix—I did not see any other woman.

WILLIAM YELLS . I lodge in the back room, first-floor, of the prosecutrix's house—the prisoner lodged in the front room, first-floor. This is my watch—I did not miss it till my landlady told me of it—I used to leave it to her to put my things to rights—she had a key as well as myself—I always locked my door after me—I retired to bed on Sunday night between eleven and twelve—I am not positive whether I left my watch on the bed or drawers—I got up at five next morning, and went to work—I took no notice of my watch, and saw no more of it—I cannot say when it was taken—I locked my door when I came out of the room that morning, and took my key with me.

Prisoner. He gave me the watch on the Sunday evening to sleep with him. Witness. It is false—I never exchanged half a dozen words with her, and that was in the presence of the landlady, in her room, at the time she was brought there by Mrs. O'Hara.

Prisoner. He always called the prosecutrix his aunt, and she is not hit aunt; she does not live with her husband, and is a very bad woman; she did not care how I got my living, so that I paid her; Mrs. O'Hara said if I would come and tell where the things were, I should not be given in

charge, I immediately told her where the tickets were, and offered to pay for the things, and then she gave me in charge: the policeman says false, when he says that the other woman was not in my company. Witness.

Mrs. O'Hara walked with me to the station—I gave the prisoner in charge.

Prisoner. It is my first offence; I hope yon will be merciful to me.

GUILTY of Larceny. Aged 19.—

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1762
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1762. ROSETTA FARRELL was again indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April, 1 pair of trowsers, value 12s.; and 1 shirt, value 8s.; the goods of William Yells.

WILLIAM YELLS . On the Saturday week after the 2nd of May, when the prisoner left, I went to look for my trowsers, as I was going out to spend the evening, and they were gone, and also a shirt—I had no occasion to want them before—these now produced are them.

JANE HOOPER . The prisoner left me this duplicate for the trowsers and shirt on the 10th of May—she had lodged with me three days and three nights—she had taken two table-cloths, and a pair of stockings out of my drawers—she told me she would bring the property back, and pay me next day what she owed me—she left these tickets as a security till she paid me.

JOHN GEORGE TULK . I am a pawnbroker. This ticket for the shirt and trowsers I gave to the prisoner, I believe—the things were pawned on the 19th of April.

MARY REYNOLDS . The prisoner came to lodge with me on the 9th of April—I cannot say whether I took the trowsers into the kitchen to brush, or whether they were in Mr. Yell's room—he was in mourning, and did not wear them—I forget where I put them.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take the watch; it was given to me by the prosecutor; it is my first offence.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Transported for Seven Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1763
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1763. JAMES BADES was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Welyer, about five o'clock in the of the 15th of May, at St. Mary, Whitechapel, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 1 shawl, value 1l.; 1 violin, value 3l.; and 1 violin bow, value 3s.; his goods.

JOHN WELYER . I am a chandler, and live in Lambeth-street, Whitechapel. On the 15th of May I went to bed between ten and eleven o'clock—I was the last person up in the house—I fastened the doors, locked and chained them—there is a cellar flap in front of the house—it opens with an iron bar under the shop window—it leads into the cellar, and was fastened with a padlock—between four and five o'clock next morning I heard a person knocking at the side-door, calling, "Mother"—I knew the voice—it was the prisoner—I got up about seven o'clock, and found the cellar flap open, the iron bar lying outside, and the padlock and staple gone—that would enable a person to get through the cellar, and up a ladder, into the shop—when I got up, the street door was unbolted, unlocked, and unchained—I missed a violin and bow, worth 3l.; a shawl, worth 1l., and a bag—I had seen the articles overnight—when my wife came from chapel she put her bonnet and shawl on the table, and the violin hung on a wall in the parlour—it was all safe when I went to bed—I saw the prisoner at my house once or twice afterwards—he was not given into custody when he called—I gave him into

custody on the 19th, we asked him if he knew any thing about it, and he said he was not there—his mother lodged in our house, in the garret.

Prisoner. I returned the same morning, and was not given into custody till the following Thursday. Witness. We asked him, and he said he was not there—I said he was there—I told the policeman if I could find any thing suspicious I should give him into custody—he denied being there, calling " Mother."

ABRAHAM SPALL . I am a journeyman sugar-refiner, and live at No. 12, Lambeth-street. On Monday morning, the 16th of May, about half-past five o'clock, I got up to go to work—I went out, and saw the prisoner standing against the prosecutor's door—my house is very nearly facing his.

WILLIAM JOHN LOUGER . I am shopman to Mr. Horgood, a pawnbroker, of Brown's-lane, Spitalfields. I produce a violin and bow, pledged by the prisoner, on the 16th of May—I think it was in the afternoon—I asked him his name—he said, "James Johnson, 1, Grey Eagle-street"—he said it was his own property.

Prisoner. I did not pawn it at all. witness. I am quite certain he is the man.

JOSEPH GIFFORD (police-constable. H 169.) The prisoner was given into my custody on this charge—he denied being there—Mr. Welyer said he heard him call, "Mother, mother," in the morning, and he denied all knowledge of that.

Prisoners Defence. On Sunday evening I went to Vauxhall, and returned home between twelve and one o'clock to my lodging; I could not gain admittance, and walked about till between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, when I returned to the prosecutor's house; I was asked if I knew any thing concerning the robbery; I said no.

BADES. I am the prisoner's-mother. I never heard him call me, either on the Sunday night or Monday morning—I first beard of the robbery between seven and eight o'clock, when the bell rang—I was not up before seven—the prisoner occasionally took his meals there—he did not live there—he is in the employ of a very espectable young man, Mr. French, a master shoemaker, No. 5, George-court, George-street, Brick-lane, Whitechapel—my son lodged in Back Church-lane, with another person, named French, but no relative—I went away from the prosecutor's house a fortnight last Monday—I lodged in the house, and know there is a side-door—it is more towards the London Docks than towards Lambeth-street office.

GUILTY. Aged 20.— Transported for Ten Years.

OLD COURT.—Saturday, June 18th, 1842.

Second Jury. Before Edward Bullock, Esq.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1764
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1764. JOHN BIRCH was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June, 1 dish, value 6d.; and 2lbs. weight of pickled salmon, value 5s. 6d., the goods of Richard Matthias Gilbert; to which he pleaded.

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1765
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1765. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May, 1 handkerchief, value 3d., the goods of Joseph Ford, from his person.

JOSEPH FORD . I keep a baker's shop, and am a bed-tick maker, and

live in Lisson-street, Lisson-grove. On the 30th of May, about eleven or half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, I was going along Lisson-grove and saw the prisoner and four or five others with him—they were coming towards me—I passed them—as I came opposite to the prisoner, he took my handkerchief out of my left hand side jacket pocket—I turned round and saw it in his hand—I had nothing hut the handkerchief in my pocket—he threw it down and walked on—another one picked it up—I caught hold of the other one with my right hand, and held my left hand out to take the handkerchief from him—he threw it down in the scuffle and I picked it up—he began to knock me about with a bone which he had in his hand—three or four of them came round me, and threatened me if I did not let him go—I did let him go, but kept the handkerchief—I afterwards saw the prisoner in custody—I am quite sure he is the person that took my handkerchief—I did not know him before.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Had you never seen him before? A. No, not that I know of—directly he had taken it, he threw it down and another one took it up—I held my hand for it, and got it from him—I held the prisoner a very little time—I did not observe the men till they came opposite to me—I was going on business—I cannot say whether they were sober or not—it was in broad daylight, in the open street—there were other persons coming along I suppose—I should say my handkerchief could be seen—this now produced is it, it is worth about 3d.

MATTHEW RIERDON . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner into custody on the 30th of May—I told him what for—he said he had no recollection of it, that he was drunk the day previous—I said, "You were not to drunk but you have the recollection of being given into custody to another officer, and being rescued from him"—the prosecutor gave me the handkerchief—I took this hat off the prisoner's head—it has two bunches of false curls attached to it.

MR. PAYNE called

MART PRATT . I am a widow, I live in Burn-street, and work at a laundry. About three weeks ago I was going along the street with a load of clothes when this happened—I did not see the prosecutor to my knowledge—I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief off his own shoulder and throw it at another person—it was just at the bottom of Lisson-place—I saw four or five other persons with the prisoner—I had a very heavy load on my head—they were very tipsy—they were not making a noise—I know they were tipsy because they stumbled about—I know nothing about the prisoner.

THOMAS DAVIS . I am a plumber, painter, and glazier, and live at No. 6, Princes-street. On Monday the 30th of May, passing on the opposite side of the road, I saw one of the young chaps pull his hand out of the man's pocket—there were six or seven of them, and they were between sober and tipsy—he chucked the handkerchief on the prisoner's shoulder, and he chucked it down at the prosecutor's feet—there were several persons passing at the time.

SARAH FRASER . I was passing along Lisson-street, fetching linen—I saw six or seven young men—it appeared to me they were larking—I saw one take a handkerchief out of the prosecutor's pocket, and throw it on the prisoner's shoulder—he took it off and threw it down—I did not know they were taken up for it—they appeared as if they had been drinking—there were other persons passing along at the time.

GUILTY.* Aged 21.— Confined Six Months.

Before Mr. Justice Patteson,

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1766
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1766. THOMAS COOPER was indicted for the wilful murder of Timothy Daly:—he was also charged on the Coroners' Inquisition with the like offence.

MESSRS. BODKIN and CHAMBERS conducted the Prosecution.

CHARLES MOSS . On the 5th of May I was a policeman of the N divisions and was on duty that afternoon, at Hornsey, by the side of the wood—I met a gentleman there, and observed that he had a large bunch of seals—previously to that I had received information of robberies having been committed in that neighbourhood, and a description of the man suspected had been read at the station—in consequence of this I turned round, in the direction the gentleman was going—I did not see any person, and was going on my beat again—as I turned round to go from the gentleman towards Hornsey-wood-house, I saw the prisoner about the middle of the road, walking towards me—I was in my police uniform—when he saw me he ran to the opposite side of the road, and went down a little bank, into the adjoining field by the road-side—I followed him into the field, but saw nothing of him when I first came into the field—I found him, stooping down by the hedge—I saw that he had two pistols laid down before him on the ground—I asked him what he did there—he answered, "Nothing particular"—I then told him if he did not give a better account of himself than that, I must take him into custody—on my saying that he sprang from the hedge, and stood before me—he then had one pistol in his right hand, and one in his left—he then aimed the pistol in his right hand at me—it was apparently aimed at my head—I put up my left arm to save my head, and put the pistol on one side, and he then fired it—I might then be about two yards from him, as near as I can judge—he fired the right-hand pistol, and something from it went into my arm, and came out just above the elbow—he then stepped backward two or three steps, changed the pistol in his left hand to the right, and the right to the left—I advanced towards him—he aimed the pistol which he then had in his right hand at me—it appeared to be at my head—I was then rather closer to him—he pulled the trigger of that pistol then, and I heard it trig off, but it was not discharged—I then rushed at him—he then, with the pistol which he had in his right hand, struck at my head, but only knocked my hat off—he and I struggled together for a short time—during the struggle his hat came off—I was obliged to let go of him, for I found I bad not the least use of this arm—I did not observe that it was bleeding at the time—when I let him go, he ran ten or fifteen yards from me, and turned round—I went to pick up my hat, that he had knocked off, and he said if I attempted to follow him, or make any alarm, he certainly would shoot me dead—he ran away without his hat—he had a pistol in each hand when he used these threats—I pursued him, calling out "Murder!"—when he had got about half way along the field, he stopped, and put the pistol in his right hand into his breast—he had his coat buttoned, with a button or two at the bottom—on putting it into his breast he pulled out a large knife, apparently from his watch-pocket—I do not exactly know where he pulled it from—it was a large carving-knife, as it appeared to me, but I was not close to it—when he drew that knife out, he said if I followed him any further, he certainly would do for me—I stopped then, and pulled out my staff—he put the knife back to where he took it from, and ran off—I continued

to follow him till he got over the hedge of a second field, all that time calling "Murder!"—I tried to get over the hedge, but this arm failed me—I found then I was wounded in the arm—I succeeded in getting over at last—I did not see him at first—I went back, and saw him, in a minute or two—he appeared to be loading a pistol again—there was about tea yards between me and the hedge—he had turned back towards Hornsey-wood again—I went up the hedge, as I could trace his footsteps on the grass; and just before I got to him, I saw him stooping down in the hedge—I ran back again into the field, saw him looking over the hedge at me, and aim the pistol at me, and said something, but I do not know what—I became very weak then, and could not follow him any further—Mallet, the policeman, came up, and be pursued him—Young, the waiter, also came up—I spoke to him, and he pursued—I was in the hospital, and am not discharged yet, in consequence of the wound I received.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. I believe you had instruction to apprehend somebody, not anybody by name? A. No.

JAMES MALLET (police-constable N 341.) I was on duty near Hornsey-wood-honse on Friday, the 5th of May last—about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon, I heard the report of a shot fired—I went in the direction the sound proceeded from, and saw a man there, followed by Moss, the policeman—I saw Moss fall, and found him down when I came up, in a state of exhaustion, and wounded—I then Went in pursuit of the man I had seen Moss following—I went about half a mile from where Mow lay, before I got sight of him—he was running in the Hornsey-read—he was not at that time in a direction to take him to Highbury—he had no hat on—I was not at that time near enough to recognise him—I saw the prisoner, afterwards, when taken into custody, I should say he was the person I pursued, hot cannot exactly swear to him—I pursuaded about two miles—I lost sight of him at the distance of a mile—he was then crossing towards the Hornsey-road—I had him in sight some time after I left Moss—I got sight of him immediately I left Moss—whet I parted from Moss, I saw the man he was parsuing—Moss gave me some account—I left him, and as soon as I turned from him I saw the man running, about half a mile off, with a hat on—he was always half-a-mile a-head of me—I never got nearer to him—when I finally lost sight of him he was about three-quarters of a mile from Highbury, in some gardens—the way he was going would not lead to Highbury, he must have turned to the right.

Cross-examined. Q. Supposing he had got into the Hornsey-road when yon saw him near it, that would have taken him to Highbury, would not it? A. Yes, it was about a mile, or three quarters, from Where I saw Moss—I went into the gardens to look for the prisoner—I went over the fields—there was no foot-path where he went—I first lost sight of him as he was going across Stroud-green-lane—there was a hedge between the and him—I do not know whether there was any paling.

JOHN WILLIAM YOUNG . I am waiter at Hornsey-wood-house tavern. I recollect the afternoon of the 5th of May—I did not hear the report of a pistol, but in consequence of something that was said to me, I went out, and found Moss, the policeman, lying on the ground, on the grass—in consequence of what he said to me, I went in pursuit of a man, and about a mile from where I saw Moss, I caught sight of Howard, in a cart, in Hornsey-road—I told him something, and afterwards found the prisoner running

across the field, a very little distance from Howard—he was running to the left of the road to Hornsey—I saw he had a pistol in each hand—I went towards Highbury-barn tavern to get a policeman, and found the policeman Daly, the deceased—I told him to take a man coming down the lane with two pistols in his hand, to take him in charge for the murder of a man at Hornsey-wood house—I thought he had murdered him—I left Daly to go, and I went for assistance to Highbury-barn tavern—when I got more assistance, I went to Highbury park south, and there saw the prisoner again—it is no thoroughfare there—he was standing with his back against the paling, with two pistols, one in each hand—there were about twenty persons round him, or there might be more—nothing was said about shooting a policeman that I heard—Daly was there—the prisoner stood with a pistol in each hand, first looking on one side, and then the other, in this position—(holding both arms out)—I heard Daly say to him, "I don't think those pistols are loaded"—the prisoner said they were, and he would shoot two more—Daly said, two or three times, he thought those pistols were not loaded, and the baker ran into him—Daly said, "Surrender, I don't think those pistols are loaded"—then he said they were, and he would shoot two more—the baker then ran in to him on the left side—he ran in with his head down, trying to get his arms down—I did not see a stick in the baker's hand—when the prisoner found he was secured on the left-hand side, he partly got his arm down, lifted his arm up, and shot the baker through the shoulder, and as Daly advanced, he extended his arm, and shot him through the body instantly.

Q. From the rapid way this passed, could you or not judge whether he took an aim at Daly? A. Yes, I should say he did—he appeared to me to do so—he was immediately seized, and taken into custody by the people—I went to the station when he was taken there, and saw two ballets taken from his fob pocket—the boy Hewson handed a hat to me at the station—I showed it to the prisoner, and asked him if it was his—he said, yes, it was—I saw Mr. Drewry, the surgeon, with Daly before I left.

Cross-examined. Q. You know the ground in the neighbourhood of the tavern perfectly well where this occurrence took place? A. Pretty well—when I went out, I found Moss about twenty yards from Hornsey-wood house, which stands by the side of a road—the lane goes off at oblique angles from that road, at the end of it is the Seven Sisters-road—nearly opposite Hornsey-wood house is a stile, and a foot-path from it down into a valley—you cannot see into the valley from the house, the road, or stile, without going to the top of the rising ground—there are palings or hedges in the valley, running along, and going off rather south-west—there is a lane not far from Hornsey-wood house, leading into Hornsey-wood—any body might pass me, and go into the wood very quickly, or down into the valley, and down by the hedges, and be out of sight in an instant—the second field joins the one the stile enters.

Q. Now a person running along those field?, and towards Highbury, was likely to have been kept in sight all the time, or near it, for a considerable distance? A. If they were close after him—from the second field the prisoner ran from, there is no rising ground for a considerable distance—I know the black ditch which runs towards Highbury—it is from fourteen to eighteen feet broad, and wider at some places—in the course the prisoner took, he must have gone over that ditch—at some places it is not so wide—I saw him cross the ditch, but do not exactly know the part—I went across the ditch after him—he jumped from one side of the ditch to the

other—it may be half a mile from the second field, or three-quarters of a mile—in going towards Highbury he would run behind some gentlemen's gardens, Highbury-park-terrace, and so on—the course from the second field to the lane spoken of is all open to the left of Hornsey-road—to the right of the field towards Highbury, and then to the right it is all open ground—there is a hedge or two to the right—these roads are rather unfrequented—the lane Daly was shot in, is called Highbury-park south—round at the end of that is an enclosure—there are two enclosures—there it a high paling to one, and over this paling you get to another one which lies immediately at the end of the lane—from that enclosure the ground lies down towards a woody part, trees and bushes, and a paling at the bottom.

Q. Supposing instead of going to Highbury-park south he had gone down this declivity, there was no one to stop him? A. Yes—the gardeners were in the garden-ground working—it was more open to the right at the end of the lane—there is a declivity, and at the bottom of that trees and bashes—there was nobody to stop his going down there.

Q. Were the persons in the first or second enclosure after him? A. They were in the second enclosure.

Q. Supposing he had run down the declivity, would be not soon have been lost among the bushes and trees, unless you had gone down after him? A. No—people were there at work.

Q. At the bottom of the declivity? A. He could not have got out of light—the people at work in the gardens were not to the left of the enclosure coming from Hornsey, but on the right as I ran after him—he must have passed between them and Mr. Wilson's—they were at work, I believe, in Mr. Wilson's garden, which is to the left of Highbury-park south coming from Highbury—leaving the palings to the left, there is a falling ground, and at the bottom trees, bushes, and palings—if he had gone down the declivity there were the gardeners to stop him in Mr. Wilson's garden—that is surrounded by a paling, but they were at work in the garden, and would have taken him if they possibly could.

Q. When you say he was looking from right to left, was not he throwing his bead backward and forward as fast as he could? A. No—he was doing so full ten minutes after Daly came up—it was ten minutes before any body offered to take him—he was throwing his head backward and forward in that manner at the moment Mott rushed on him—Mott tried to take advantage and seize him just as his head was away, and the moment afterwards his head came back to where Mott was—I had a gun—it was handed to me by Mr. Simmons.

Q. Was it not just about that time that he fired when he saw the gun in your hands? A. Yes—the baker had not a broom handle in his hand to my knowledge—I did not see any—I saw nothing done with a broom handle—I saw Turnbull with a brick in his hand—he was going to throw the brick at him—that was nearly at the same moment as I had got the gun—he was seized directly after he fired, and his arms held.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. Is Highbury-park south a lane? A. It is a lane, but no thoroughfare—it is a blind lane, closed up at one end—it was at that he was standing—he could not get any further.

COURT. Q. Does the paling go across the end of the lane? A. No, up the lane—he stood with his back to the paling, leaning against the paling at the side of the lane, so that a person could not come behind him—I did not see him enter the lane.

WILLIAM HEWSON . I recollect giving a bat to Mr. Young at the station-house—I found it in a field just opposite Hornsey-wood, about an hour and a half before I gave it to Young—I had heard the report of a pistol about ten minutes before I found the hat—I saw Mott, the policeman, in the field—he was then wounded—I found the hat about a hundred yards from where I saw him wounded.

JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD . I am a baker, and live at Hornsey. On the day this happened I was in Hornsey-road in a cart, and was spoken to by Young—in consequence of what he said to me I drove along the Hornsey-road, and saw the prisoner close to the field running towards Highbury College—he had no hat on—I cannot say whether he had any thing in his hand—I pursued him—I got out of the cart, and went across the fields in the same direction as he was taking—I called out as I went along to induce people to join in pursuit—I called out, "Stop that man without a hat, he has shot a policeman"—there is a broad ditch in the way he was taking—I did not see him clear that—I went over it—he got over a fence leading to an enclosure—I did not get over myself—I was let through round by Highbury-barn—I was then inside the enclosure—I observed the prisoner then pacing up and down—he was ramming his hands up and down inside the breast of his coat—this was when he was in the enclosure close to Highbury-park South—I observed one person get over and go up towards him while he was in the enclosure—he got within a few yards of him—upon that the prisoner took two pistols out, one from the breast of his coat, and the other from his pocket—he presented one at me—I did not see him do any thing with the other—I did not hear any body say any thing—I then lost sight of him for a minute or two—I was let through round by Highbury Barn, and lost sight of him for that time—when I saw him again he was standing in the lane called Highbury-park South—there were a few people about him, and they kept increasing—he was standing with his back against the palings, and his arms extended with a pistol in each hand—I saw the policeman Daly there—Mott was standing by the side of him—I was not near enough to hear any thing said—I saw Mott make an advance towards the prisoner while he was so standing—upon which I directly heard the report of a pistol—I was thirty or forty yards off—I cannot say for a few yards—I taw the smoke of the pistol, and saw the pistol in the prisoner's hands—it was pointed in the direction of Mott

Q. On that did Daly do any thing? A. No, he did not move—I saw the pistol pointed towards Daly, saw the fire come out of it, and saw Daly fall—he was not a very long distance from the prisoner, but I cannot say to a yard—he had not touched the prisoner before the pistol was fired—upon this the people closed on the prisoner, and secured him—I saw a knife taken from him besides the pistols—on their being taken he said, "I am done"—I said, "It is pretty near time you had"—I did not hear him say any thing more—I did not go op to Daly myself.

Cross-examined. Q. He must have entered the lane Highbury-park south from the enclosure? A. I cannot say—I went through Mr. Paul's garden—I was let out by a female, and when I came into the lane I found him there—I had left him in the enclosure nearest to the lane.

COURT. Q. Was the enclosure in which he presented the pistol to you separated from the lane by a fence or another enclosure? A. It is separated by a low fence—it adjoins the lane.

MR. HORRY. Q. The wooden enclosure is spiked, I believe? A. No, it

goes up sharp—it is not six or eight feet high—he was two or three minutes walking up and down the enclosure while I was trying to get over the paling—I came up to a high fence and could not get over it—I did not see that the first enclosure was bounded by a wall—there is a fence about four feet high—the enclosure is separated from the gardens—he got over the fence at the other end—while he was walking about he went towards the further side of the enclosure—he did not offer to get out while I was looking at him—as persons were on the other side, he could not—he walked up and down with the pistols in his hand—I did not see a broomhandle in Mott's hand—I cannot swear he had not one—I do not know of a broomstick being broken over the paling—I do not know a gardener Darned Smith—I was not before the Coroner—I saw a brick-bat in Turnbull's hands—I saw nobody with a stick—I know the ground about there very well—there are a good many palings and hedges between Hornsey-wood-house and the enclosure—I do not know how many.

MR. BODKIN. Q. You saw him in the enclosure walking up and down? A. Yes, and there were people on the other side, whom he could tee where he was.

STEPHEN TURNBULL . I am a gardener. On Thursday afternoon, the 5th of May, about four o'clock, I was at work in Mr. Paul's garden, near Highbury College, and heard Howard call out, "Stop the man without a hat, he has shot a policeman"—I came out and saw the prisoner standing in an enclosed ground with a pistol in each hand—I did not see him get over any fence—I went round in order to meet him—when I got round it brought me into Highbury-park south—I found the prisoner there, standing with his back against the fence, with a pistol in each hand and his arms extended—there were persons round him—Daly the policeman was standing by his side, about four yards from him—I heard Daly say to him, "I don't believe they are loaded"—the prisoner said, "The first one who dares to attack me shall have the contents"—I did not hear him say whether they were loaded—I saw Mott make a rush at him on the left hand side—the prisoner then lifted his arm up and fired with his left hand—it hit him on the left shoulder—I was close to him—he turned instantly to Daly, and fired at him with his right hand—he took a deliberate arm—Daly immediately fell—he reeled a half circle and fell—I directly rushed in on the prisoner with others and seized him—I took a knife out of his watch-pocket—before that be bad dropped the right hand pistol, and I saw him lift his waistcoat to get the knife out of his watch-pocket, but I was too quick for him, and got hold of him—on getting the knife from him, he said, "I am done, you have got all my weapons, but don't ill-use me"—the other pistol was wrenched from his left hand by somebody—I assisted in taking him to the station—they tied his hands with a piece of twine that I gave them—as we were going along to the station I asked him how he could do such a thing as this—he said, "I would have served you the same"—I saw two bullets taken from him at the station.

Cross-examined. You had a brick in your hand? A. Yes—I was not at the enclosure—Mott had a stick in his hand—I did not hear him offer to strike the prisoner, nor know of a stick being broken over the paling—I did not see him raise the stick before be was shot, nor see him approach the prisoner with a stick in his hand—he was six or seven yards from him when I saw the stick in his hand—I did not see him put the stick away before he came up to the prisoner—he might have had it still in his hand—I am certain the prisoner said, "I would serve You the same," not

"I will serve you the same"—Mr. Greenwood, the Magistrate, asked me which he said—I was never in hesitation about his words—I rather quitered, perhaps, in my speech when the Magistrate spoke—I remember your asking me the question—I cannot say how many people were about the prisoner—Daly did not call the people to come up and help—all he said was, "I don't believe those pistols are loaded."

Q. While he stood with his back against the paling, did not he say he did not want to shoot any one, but the first that came near him he would shoot? A. I did not hear him—Smith, a gardener, was there.

Q. When You came up with a brick in Your hand, did not be say he would fire at You if You threw it? A. I did not hear him—I did not see Smith near at that time.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a gardener, and live at Highbury. I was going home to tea, and saw the prisoner come from a spiked fence, near Highbury-park west, which led him into Highbury-park south—I did not perceive any thing in his hand when I saw him cross the field, nor when he came over the fence—I saw two pistols in his hand when he was in the field—he had two in his hand when he came into Highbary-park south—I was coming up towards him—he said, "What do you want with me? I have done nothing"—this was in the field before he got into Highbury-park south—I first saw him get over the spiked fence—he then had to cross the field before he got into Highbury-park south—it was in that field he asked what I wanted of him—I went after him—I said, "The people are hallooing after you, and saying you have shot a man in Hornsey-wood"—he said he had done nothing—he pulled out two pistols, and presented at me—Murray, one of Mr. Wilson's men, was by at the time—I did not hear him ask him any questions at that time—the prisoner said no more, but sidled down the field—I saw him go through a motion as if loading a pistol—he came up the field and got over the fence into Highbury-park south—I followed him, and about the centre of the distance from where he got over, he placed his back against the paling—at this time Daly, the policeman, and several others were coming round the corner from Highbury-barn into Highbury-park south, which is no thoroughfare at one end, and at the other end these people were coming in—Daly said he thought the pistols were not loaded—the prisoner said, "You may take my word they are"—he was holding them out, one in each hand, at the time—Turnbull came up with a brick in his hand, and said, "You ought to have this"—he presented a pistol, and said, "You shall have this"—I saw Mott there—he had a broomstick in his hand—one pistol was presented at Mott, and the other at Daly—I did not see Mott do any thing with the stick—I saw him rush in upon him—he then fired at Mott and wounded him in the shoulder, and then immediately shot Daly with the other pistol—Daly was about two yards from him—I then rushed in and secured him—the pistols and a knife were taken from him, and he said he was done then, they had got all his weapons from him, he should give up.

Q. Had Daly attempted to interfere with him at all? A. He had only asked him to give up, persuading him to give up—I accompanied him to the station, and he gave his name as Thomas Cooper, and that he was a bricklayer—I saw Daly drop—he died immediately.

Cross-examined. Q. Try and recollect whether the stick Mott had was not broken over a paling? A. I do not know—I did not perceive it broken—I saw it in his hand, but cannot say whether it was in his hand

when he rushed in upon the prisoner, or not—I heard the prisoner say he did not mean to shoot any one, but the first who came near him should have it—this was about a quarter past four o'clock, I should think.

COURT. Q. In what position did Mott rush in before the pistol was fired? A. Stooping down.

CHARLES MOTT . I am a journeyman baker. I was delivering bread on the 5th of May, near Highbury-barn—Young came running towards me (Daly had just gone by me)—Young said, "There is a man coming down there that has just shot another at Hornsey-wood," and in consequence of what he said, I and Daly went into Highbury-park south, and saw the prisoner there—I did not see any body else at the time—when we got into the lane the prisoner was coming down, with a pistol in each hand, towards us; and when we got nearer to him he crossed over the road—he had no hat on—he put his back against the paling—we all got up to him, and he told Daly to keep off, or he should have the contents of the pistol—Daly was in his police dress—when the prisoner told him to keep off, he said he did not believe the pistols were loaded—before that Daly asked him what he had been doing—he said he had been cutting turf—I asked him what he wanted with them pistols to cut turf—I did not hear any reply—I think it was after that Daly said he did not think the pistols were loaded—the prisoner told him to try them—several persons had collected round him during this time—the prisoner stood with his back against the paling, holding a pistol in leach hand—I had not a stick—I saw the prisoner looking towards Daly—while he was doing so I attempted to rush in upon him—I then heard the report of a fire-arm and received a ball in my left shoulder—I laid hold of him before the pistol went off, and received the ball in my shoulder—my foot slipped as I was laying hold of him—I had hold of him round the waist—while this was occurring I heard the report of a second pistol—I did not see how it was fired—several persons rushed in and took him—I found I was wounded in the shoulder—I was obliged to go into the hospital, and have not left yet—I have been there six weeks last Thursday.

Cross-examined. Q. Coming from Hornsey-wood house, is not the nearest way down Highbury-park, and down the lane, to get to Sadler's Wells? A. Not to come at the back of the houses—it is not the nearest way—I swear I had not a stick in my hand—I swear it positively—I never saw any stick, and swear one was not broken over the paling in my attempts to strike the prisoner—I did not attempt to strike him—if anybody has sworn I had one, it is false—I had none at any part of the time, nor a broomstick.

THOMAS GROVER . I reside close to Mr. Wilson's house at Highbury. I went into Highbury-park south, in consequence of an alarm in the neighbourhood—I saw the prisoner standing with his back against the paling, and a pistol in each hand—he was moving his head, looking from one side to the other, to see who might be about to take him—I saw Mott attempt to rush on him with his arms out to enclose his arms, I thought—he stooped with his head down as he rushed at him, and his foot slipped—I saw the pistol fired by the prisoner, and Mott wounded—I then saw him discharge another pistol at Daly.

Q. Did he appear to take an aim when he fired at him? A. Yes, he moved with his head and arms to take an aim at Daly, who died almost directly—he never spoke a word—after the weapons were taken from the Prisoner, he said, "I will surrender; don't ill-use me"—I took one of the pistols from him, and gave it to Simmonds.

Cross-examined. Q. Did You see Mott with a stick in his hand? A. Yes, he had a stick.

ERASMUS SIMMONDS . I was in the bar of Highbury Barn Tavern on Thursday afternoon, the 5th of May, and heard a cry of "Murder!"—I went out and found the prisoner in Highbury-park south—there were persons standing round him, and Daly among others—the prisoner had a pistol in each hand, and was holding them as if to defend himself—I heard Daly ask him to surrender, and to give the pistols up—he said something in reply—I could not distinctly hear his words—I saw Mott attempt to rush on him, to seize him round the waist—the prisoner immediately fired—I saw him fire the pistol which shot Daly—I remained with Daly a few minutes, and after the prisoner was sent away I went to fetch a doctor—I saw Daly die in the lane—his body was taken to Highbury Barn Tavern—he died immediately after receiving the wound.

Cross-examined. Q. There was not above a second or two, I believe, between his firing the one pistol and the other? A. Two or three seconds—it was almost immediately.

Q. Was he looking very wildly at the time, right and left? A. Yes, he was looking about as if he would not allow anybody to take hold of him, looking wildly—it was my gun that was handed to the witness—I was not examined before the magistrate.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. You got possession of the pistols? A. Yes, and handed them to Wheeler—I did not see whether Mott had a stick—I saw another man with a stick, who rushed in upon him—I do not know the man.

MR. HORRY. Q. Do You know what became of the stick? A. No, I did not see it broken.

JAMES WHEELER . I am waiter at Highbury Barn tavern. I was called to Highbury-park south, and received two pistols from Simmonds, and gave them to Sergeant North—after the prisoner was secured I accompanied the people, who took him to the station, with the pistols—when we seized him on the spot when the knife was taken from him, he said, "It is all done now, I will surrender, I have got nothing more"—as he was being conveyed to the station, one of the by-standers said, "How could you do such a thing?"—he said he gave them notice, he gave them all warning, and told them if they attempted to touch him he would shoot them—I knew Daly in his lifetime—his name was Timothy—he was breathing at the time I went away with the prisoner.

CHRISTOPHER NORTH . I am a police-sergeant. I was at the station when the prisoner was brought there in custody—I searched him, and found two bullets in his watch-fob pocket—I received at the same tine two pistols and a knife, which Thatcher has—I afterwards went to Highbury Barn tavern, and saw the dead body of Daly—his Christian name was Timothy—I had known him six or seven years—I took his clothes off.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not Cooper look as if he did not care any thing about it? A. He did.

Q. Quite insensible to his condition? A. No, not at all—he did not treat it with great unconcern—he did not appear sorry for what he had done, quite the reverse.

GEORGE THATCHER . I am an inspector of the N division of police, and was at the station when the prisoner was brought in on this charge—when the charge was read over to him, he said, "Is he dead?"—I said, "Yes," and he turned deadly pale—I produce the two pistols and a knife.

GEORGE BECKLEY . I produce a bullet which I found in Highbury-grove south, about half-past one o'clock in the morning of the 6th of May, by the light of my lantern—I have fitted it with the bore of these pistols, and it fits.

Cross-examined. Q. Supposing a person in the fields behind Park-terrace was coming the nearest road to Sadler's Wells, would not he come down that lane? A. No—he would come to the side of Park-terrace, down Highbury-barn, Highbury-place, into Upper-street—I do not know of a person named Hobson being taken up and brought to our station, nor of his being examined before the Magistrate.

EDWARD DREWRY . I am a surgeon. I was called into Highbury-park south on the day this happened, and found the deceased on the ground there—blood had issued from his wound—he was dead when I saw him—when I examined the body more particularly, after attending to Mott, I found a pistol-shot wound, which had decidedly caused his death—the body was in every respect correct, except that wound.

Cross-examined. Q. Supposing you had a patient who exhibited great want of sleep, should not You attribute that to some affection of the brain, to a diseased action of the brain? A. Not in all cases, certainly not—continual excitement will keep sleep away—it is not always to be attributed to inflammation, because in affections of the brain we have coma, and a perfect comatose state of body.

Q. If a patient showed great wakefulness beyond that of an ordinary person, would not you attribute that to an extraordinary and unusual action of the brain? A. It depends very much on circumstances—a constant stimulant will some times keep persons swake, but in affection of the brain we have a very different state—the brain would sot be wrong in all cases of wakefulness—there are many cases of fever where there is great wakefulness—that may be to a certain extent caused by the action of fever on the brain.

Q. Supposing the absence of any artificial stimulant, and a person in an ordinary degree of health, showed great wakefulness, should not you attribute that to something wrong in the brain? A. Yes, it may be, but not in all cases—there are cases in which you might have action going on in the brain, and yet wakefulness kept up—if a person exhibited great wakefulness for years, without any symptom of disease, I should not attribute that to an affection of the brain—some people can do with two, or five, or six hours' sleep out of twenty-four, and go on in that way for years—I should say that was natural, unless explained in some other way—we have so many cases of the sort—I should attribute sleeplessness beyond the ordinary course of nature to a good mental activity—I should refer it to the operation of the brain, of course—if a person had a kettle of boiling water fall on his arm, and exhibited no signs of pain, I should not say it was natural or unnatural—I should say he would feel it, but whether he expressed what he felt would be another thing—he certainly must feel it.

Q. Supposing he does not appear to feel it, is not that at variance with the ordinary course of nature? A. No—I do not say it is perfectly consistent with the ordinary course of natural feeling—I say he would feel the pain, but whether he expressed it is another thing—if he has great moral courage he need not express it.

Q. I believe there is a disease in which the patient is excessively ravenous, and can hardly get enough to eat? A. There are occasional symptoms

of that kind, called bulimia, in which ravenous eating is the principal symptom, it is a depraved appetite—a want of control over the evacuations is certainly not usual.

Q. Supposing an individual in apparent health exhibited great sleeplessness, was excessively ravenous in his appetite, very dirty in his habits, said he was converted and a child of God, called himself Dick Turpin and King Richard, and wanted to dig his father out of his grave, because it was no use he should lie there, would You be prepared to say he was in a sound state of mind? A. It would depend very much on the circumstances—if satisfied those things existed, I should say there might be some peculiarity about him—he might have some of those symptoms without having the mind affected at all—if they all existed, I should say he was not in a sound state of mind—an alienation of the natural affections, a person fond of his relatives at one time, and subsequently exhibiting great violence to them, is one symptom of insanity—continual expressions of weariness of life is not always a symptom of insanity, it is at times certainly; an attempt on life may or may not be so—coupled with the other circumstances, I should say it was a symptom of unsound mind—an acute state of fever generally affects the brain, as putrid fever, and a malignant form of typhus—the brain is peculiarly liable to be acted on in that disease.

Q. And sometimes the effects of the disease do not pass rapidly away? A. No, they last for a considerable time—I have known that disease, and disorders of that character, affect the brain for some years.

Q. Supposing a person affected in that way, and a year or two afterwards had another severe illness of an inflammatory kind, that might increase the effect produced by the fever? A. Certainly—insane persons are particularly prone to resist aggressive attacks or violence—it is characteristic—wandering about without an object, is a symptom of insanityquiet and repose are favourable to the restoration of reason—in a person of unsound mind it is quite uncertain at what time the disease will reach the period of mania—any circumstance may bring it forth.

Q. It may come out at any time, and particularly when acts of violence are threatened? A. Yes—a great many individuals only exhibit unsoundness of mind on certain subjects, that it monomania—it is quite uncertain how soon a limited insanity may assume the form of a general one—the bodily faculties, in cases of mental derangement, are very considerably stronger than in ordinary persons—wakefulness is a symptom of deranged mind.

MR. BODKIN. Q. You have heard the evidence in this case, and the conduct and demeanor of the prisoner deposed to throughout the transaction? A. Yes—there has been no act or expression attributed to the prisoner, deposed to to-day, which I consider a symptom of insanity—those circumstances do not show him to be a man of unsound mind in any one particular.

Q. Assuming a person had committed several robberies, noticed a policeman coming towards him, to jump through a hedge into a field, and conceal himself, would You refer that conduct to a diseased mind, or a consciousness on the part of the party so acting? A. Perfect consciousness—supposing him to be followed by a policeman, and to disable the policeman in pursuit, by firing at him, I should refer that to perfect consciousness of what he was about

MR. HORRY. Q. Supposing him to exhibit the symptoms of insanity named, should You consider his going away from a policeman, having

committed robberies, was an act of insanity or consciousness? A. An act of consciousness—I have not seen any of the prisoner's relatives.

RHODES MOLE . I am clerk at the Police-court, Clerkenwell, and was acting in that capacity at the prisoner's first examination—after the conclusion, when the depositions of the witnesses were being taken, at the conclusion of the examination of each witness, Mr. Greenwood, the Magistrate, asked the prisoner if tie wished to ask either of the witnesses any questions—I took a note of what he said—at the conclusion of the examination of Young, the Magistrate put the question to the prisoner, and the prisoner, addressing the Magistrate, said, "Instead of saying I would shoot both, I said I would shoot the first one who would take me"—Young had stated to that effect, and the prisoner corrected it—this was on Saturday the 6th of May—the prisoner paid particular attention to the reading of the depositions of the several witnesses, and attended, to the questions of the Magistrate—at the conclusion of each witness, the Magistrate asked him if he understood all along what was going on—he gave his consent, and declined asking any witness questions, except the observation about Young.

MR. HORRY to J.W. HOWARD. Q. When you saw the prisoner in the lane, was he in a breathless state, or otherwise? A. Not breathless, as cool as You are.

MR. HORRY to MR. DREWRT. Q. I wish to ask you whether a man in a situation like Cooper was, appearing insensible to his situation, is not another symptom of insanity? A. It is a question how he might view it—I do not apprehend it is a proof of insanity—I consider he was perfectly reckless—it may or may not be a symptom of deranged mind—I do not consider in his case that it was.

MR. HORRY addressed the Court and Jury, and called the following witnesses:

ISABELLA COOPER . I am the prisoner's mother, and live at No. 1, Rawstorne-street, Clerkenwell. The prisoner was twenty-three years of age last January—when young he had a severe illness—he had the putrid fever—he was about one year and eight months old then—previous to that he was like other children, as fine a child as was ever born, and had every symptom of being a fine, sensible child—after that illness he presented a different appearance—he never seemed to take any rest at all like another child—as he grew up he always was very restless—wake when we would, we always found him awake—up to this time he never to say, would rest half-an-hour at a time to my knowledge—since I have given tap housekeeping, we have slept in one room, and wake when I would, I always found him awake—it was a matter of observation with others besides myself—the old lady that is living with me now, and another that was with me five years back, when my husband died, knows that I have gone down to him many times in the night—from the time of his having this fever up to lately he has always exhibited this restlessness, and want of sleep—when any thing struck him, or he was scalded or burnt, he never appeared to care about it—he never appeared to have any feeling—once when he was about twelve years old, when I was up stairs with his father, when he had the gout, he threw a saucepan of broth all over his arm, and scalded himself, and the skin came off with his jacket and shirt sleeve—I applied oatmeal and water, and vinegar to it—he did not appear to care in the least about it—I cried bitterly to see it so—he said, "Never mind, I don't care much about

it; I don't feel it"—he said he did not feel it but very little, and I was not to cry—when he was thirteen or fourteen years of age, he got up to some hooks at the top of a paling, and tore his arm and jacket—he said he did not feel it—he has from that time never seemed to care for hurts or scratches—however he hurt himself he did not seem to feel it—up to a late period of his life he has shown that disregard of hurts—when he was a child he fell under the grate, and burnt all the skin off his neck, and then he did not even shed a tear—that was after he had the putrid fever—with regard to his appetite, he was always very ravenous, very hungry—I could never give him enough—he never knew when he had had enough—that has continued down to a late period of his life—all the money he could get he would spend on cannons, pistols, and fire-arms, and buying and selling watches and Dutch clocks—I have taken cannons and pistols away from him, and bid them from him—he has missed them, (in the mean time I have had them in my possession,) and if he has earned enough money he has gone and bought more—that has continued to a late period of his life—he works at his business as a bricklayer when he can get it to do, when he was allowed to work—my husband was a bricklayer—frequently after I have been to bed, I have been disturbed by the prisoner's getting up, and walking about the room—he has many times said that there has been something lifting his bed up and down, and he could not sleep in it, and I have frequently made him up a bed in my back parlour where I sleep now—that has happened many times—he has often jumped up, and said he was King Richard, and Dick Turpin, when he was sitting in a chair—at that time he had no weapons—some times he had a pistol in his hand—that has happened more than once—he would often say he was King Richard when he had nothing in his hand—when he had, I made him put them away for fear he should do mischief with them—I have known him lay out his money in pistols, cannons, and so on, when he has not had a bit of bread to eat—he would go without a bit of shoe to his feet, and then buy pistols and watches—he has always expressed an indifference to life, always wishing to make away with himself—he was always tired of his life, from being quite a boy—he has said so many times, more than 100 times—when I was confined two years ago come the 4th of August, he got a bottle with some arsenic and laudanum in it—I got out of bed, and knocked it out of his hand, or he would have taken it—he was in the room at the time, towards the fire-place—I saw the phial in his hand—there was a white powder in it—I asked him what it was after knocking it out of his hand, and breaking it—he said it was arsenic and laudanum, for he was tired of his life, and if he did not do it then he would at another time—he was in his shirt at the time—he took none of it then—I knocked it out of his hand—between five and six months back he took 6d. worth of laudanum—he bought it a penny-worth at a time, and drank it.

COURT. Q. Did You see him buy it? A. No, but he owned to it afterwards—I saw him drink it.

MR. HORRY. Q. He told you he had bought it a pennyworth at a time? A. Yes—I sent to Mr. Griffiths's, of Clerkenwell-green, for some castor-oil, and poured it down his throat out of a tea-cup—I made some water hot, put a great deal of salt into it, and made him drink it till he was sick—he was ill more than a fortnight on that occasion—he vomited blood all day on Sunday and Monday—about five years back a boy of the name of Gaulley,

who is here, told me something, in consequence of which I went into the kitchen and saw the prisoner—he was then thrown on the bed by his brother, who is here—he was black in the face, and in a fit—at that time he was ill in bed, confined to his bed through illness—he had not been in Bartholomew's Hospital before that—it was shortly after that, I dare say two months afterwards—I put him into the workhouse before I put him into the hospital—I said it was because he was ill, but it was because he attempted to hang himself—I could not keep a watchful eye on him—his father (my husband) was then lying on his deathbed—he came from the workhouse without leave or liberty, and after I put him into the hospital, he came home from there one day without leave—he was never discharged at a patient—he came home without leave, the moment the music played op for the fair—when he was put into the hospital he was very ill—I believe he had the dropsy—he was swollen all over, and he was the same when he came home—his feet were wrapped up in pieces of carpet—he had no shoes on—he was swollen so that he could get no shoes to fit him—he could get no shoes on—once, after his father's burial, he fainted away—I was not at home when it happened, but after I came home he said he was going past the burial ground, and he saw his father come out of the grave—he said he wished he himself could die—I do not know that he said any thing about doing any thing to his father—since my husband died I have got my living by going out washing and charing, and part of the time I kept a little coal-shed—from the time the prisoner had the putrid lever down to the present time he has been very dirty indeed in his habits—he appeared to me to have no control over the natural motions—he would do hit occasions, and shake them out of his trowsers, as he went along, when he was fourteen years of age, and when he was older than that—when he was young I always used to put him in a coarse sheeting bag when I put him to bed, and when he got up, I always had to put him in a pail of water, and sluice him well—I could not put him in any thing when he grew older, but he has been very dirty up to this period, for if he was close to the place he would do it in a po, and set it away under the bed, even latterly—his behaviour to me and my other sons has been pretty quiet in general, if he was not put out of the way—he has threatened me with violence when I have put him out, when I made him angry, when I wished to have any control over him—he has ill-used me on more occasions than one, once particularly, when he wanted to buy a watch, I had not got the money to give him, and he gave me a heavy blow on the side—at other times he would get and cry, and be as fond of me—about two years back he jumped out of bed, and threatened to blow his brother's brains out, and his own too—he frequently jumps out of bed and walks about, and sometimes when be does so he is violent—he was violent when he jumped out of bed and said he was going to blow his own and his brother's brains out—he has not slept out of my house for the last fifteen or sixteen months, except on one night, and that night he said he had got a check, and gone to the Surrey Theatre—he said he had come borne and knocked at the door, but could make nobody hear—that was about sixteen months ago—I remember his taking two Dutch clocks, one from the front kitchen and one from the back parlour, and pulling them to pieces—they had belonged to my husband—he took the faces off them, and said they were two skeletons—he took the weights, ropes, and the pendulum off, put the clocks, one on one side of the fire-place, and one on the other, set fire to them, and said he was burning

down two castles—he would sometimes pawn his pistols, and sometimes sell them—I remember on one occasion, when he earned 20s. at his business, he went and bought a silver watch for 14s.—he picked it to pieces, and put it together again—he then went hack to Petticoat-lane, and sold it for 7s.—I was not with him, I think his brother was—he brought back another watch, a metal one, which he also picked to pieces—he put that together again, so that he went and sold the movements for 1s.—I was not with him, I believe my other son was—I know he pulled it to pieces, put it together again, and went away with it—that was on the same day—it is between three and four years ago, as far as I can guess—he has had very bad health lately—he is very weak, but he seemed very careless over it.

Cross-examined by MR. BODKIN. Q. What age was he when his father died? A. Between eighteen and nineteen—his father has been dead five years—he was sent to an infant school when he was young—to a little child's school, and his governess said he was never like the rest of the children—he was first sent to school at two years of age, and continued to go there till he was about seven—we then sent him down to Mr. Pooley's—he was not there long—he went to Baldwin's gardens after that, to the National school, and came out of that when he was twelve years old—he was a pretty good boy then, and attentive at his school—his younger brother went with him—he learnt to read and write—I never could make him capable of making a bill out—I never could learn him to do that—when my husband had the rheumatic gout, he used to try to get him to make his bills out, but he never could—the prisoner worked with his father, who was a master bricklayer—he was not bound with him—he was with him nine years—he learnt him as far as he could, but he could not make much of him—he earned money by his work—he used to get a job for himself now and then, after his father was dead—from the people hit father worked for—he worked a little while for Mr. Granger, and Mr. Tapwell, I think, he did a little for—I do not know any body else—I do not know who he received the 20s. from, with which he bought the watches—the persons generally lived in the neighbourhood, not a great way off—I dare say some of them live there now—sometimes he would get a check and go to Sadler's Wells theatre, but not very often—whenever he could get a penny or a halfpenny to buy a check he would go, and return home as soon as it was over—he sometimes applied to me for money which I could not give him, and when I refused he would get violent—I do not know whether he had applied to me for money when he got the bottle, and told me he was going to take arsenic and laudanum—that I destroyed—it was laudanum that he drank—I had just that moment come in from my work, and just at that moment be drank it down—he told me afterwards he had drunk 5d. worth of laudanum, which he had got 1d. worth at a time—there was the label on it hat he had got it 1d. worth it a time—he said he got it at Mr. Griffiths'—I did not ascertain where he got it—I had no means of ascertaining that it was arsenic and laudanum which he had, except from what he told me, but I saw the colour of it on the floor—it was a brown liquid and a white powder—in consequence of these events, I got him put into the workhouse—I know Mountstevens, the beadle of the parish—he has known the prisoner a good while—I have seen him here to-day—he is not one of the persons I applied to to get him into the workhouse—it was Mr. Hill—Mr. Mountstevens knows he was there—I never on any occasion of my going to the workhouse told anybody anything of this kind which I have

mentioned to-day, but Mr. Mountstevens came in at the time when he was going to hang himself—he was in the habit of pawning pistols—he used to say he pawned them—I remember attending at the second examination before the Magistrate—I know Waddington the gaoler—I remember seeing my son there—I advised him to pray to God for his soul—that was one of the first things I said to him when I saw him—I do not know what answer he made me exactly, but he always considered he had got no soul—I really do not know what answer he made me—he did not tell me he had been bothered enough already with other persons—I never heard him say such a thing to my knowledge—he did not say words to that effect—nor that it was no use my preaching to him—nothing of the sort—I never heard him say so—I never heard what his answer was, but it was nothing of that kind, I am positive—in fact I do not know that he answered at all—he made a face with the poison working up—that was all the conversation I had with him—he did not tell me he wanted me to get pair of pistols out of pawn—he told me he had pawned two; that was at the time I was advising him to pray to God for his soul—he did not say that in answer to my advice—I do not remember what he said to that—afterwards in the course of the morning, he spoke to me about having pawned some pistols—I do not remember Waddington asking him why he bad pawned those pistols, why he did not keep them, and not buy fresh ones—I do not remember his saying they were too small for the purpose—he did not say so—he told Waddington they were a pair of pretty little pistols, and if he liked to have them he might, and Waddington said he would, and keep them for his own use—he asked me if I had seen a duplicate—I said I had not—I told him it was burnt, I dare say, for a person in my house had burnt one, and I thought that was it—he did not upon that desire me to make an affidavit in order to get the pistols from the pawnbroker's—he told Waddington he might do so—he has been several times in the custody of Waddington on suspicion—I have been in custody once, not sereral times—I cannot say how often he has been in Waddington's custody—if anything was lost in the neighbourhood they used to drag him off, knowing he was not quite right in his mind, on suspicion, to get revenge on him for something or other—I do not know that I ever made any suggestion to Waddington that he was not of sane mind—I do not know a medical man of the name of Elliott, that I know of—I do not know of any such person having been applied to.

MR. HORRY. Q. You have said that be used to work for Granger and for other persons? A. Yes, I have got some persons that have lodged with me to come up to state what they know of him—I did not apply to any that declined to come—my brother came up from the country on Sunday, but could not stop—he was not living with me at any time when my son behaved as I have stated, he only lived with me at the time he had the putrid fever—he has been at work down at my brother's—I think it must be seven or eight years since my son worked at Granger's, but be was a very short time there.

COURT. Q. That was before your husband's death? A. Yes.

MR. HORRY. Q. Was your son fond of theatres? A. Yes, he was rather fond of them, I assure you—when I saw him with the bottle in his hand I saw the colour of what was in it—when I told him to pray to God for his soul, I was fretting over him—I was in great distress—he might have said something to me, and I not have heard him—one

time when I told him to pray to God for his soul, he said, he would do what he could, but I was not to fret about him, he did not wish to live—I told people nothing about his conduct because I did not with him to be made a finger-point, and run after, for they did so without my making them acquainted with it—I kept his conduct concealed as much as possible—the boys used to run after him from the school, and tease him, and the boys in the neighbourhood used to tease him, run after him, and call him Dolly Cooper, catch hold of his clothes and take the life out of him almost—I told him the duplicate was burnt, because I believed one was burnt—I was taken in custody once—just before that I sent my son out with a gown, I gave him leave to pledge it—I went out for half a day's work directly after I had sent him, and I was fetched home, and taken into custody—I came home and found the policeman is my place with my son on a charge of stealing the gown and two waistcoats of his own—we were both locked up from Wednesday at three o'clock in the afternoon till Friday, and then I was discharged, and he had twenty-eight days for an assault on inspector Penny, because these were proved to be our own—he was discharged on the charge of stealing the gown—I was there in custody at the same time—I heard him charged with assaulting Mr. Penny, and he was committed for twenty-eight days on that, but never for stealing—I have not told Waddington he was not of sane mind, unless I have done so since he has been takes now—my reason for not telling him before was the same as for not telling other persons, I wished to keep it as quiet as I could, for he was ill-used quite enough.

HANNAH SOUTHALL . I am a charwoman, I have lived with Mrs. Cooper for the last fifteen months, and know the prisoner—he was in the habit of sleeping at home all the time I lived there except one night, but I was away for six weeks, and cannot of course say for that time—when he came home in the morning after being out that one night, I asked him where he had been—he said, he had been to the Surrey theatre—I said, "Not till this time, Tom"—he said he had been to a coffee-shop, and had taken some coffee and some alamode beef, and he did not like to come bone to disturb us—I have not had a great deal of opportunity of observing behaviour, for I am out in the day a great deal—I thought his conduct very strange in different ways at times, not at all like a sensible young man, he had so many childish ways with him—I have often heard him say that he was tired of his life—I remember on one occasion his taking laudanum, about nine months ago, or it may be more, I cannot call to mind exactly—I did not see him take it, I was out at work at the time—when I came home Mrs. Cooper was leading the prisoner about the room—I saw her give him some castor oil, and some salt and water—he was sick after that, and was ill for a fortnight after—when he has had money he has been in the habit of buying watches, at least I never knew him buy but one—he generally bought pastry with his money—I have seen him do so—I saw him lay out 2s. in tarts and pastry—he once bought a watch and brought it home—I asked him what he gave for it—he said 7s.—he took it to pieces I suppose five or six times that day, and put it together again—I happened to be at home that day—a few days after, I asked what he had done with it—he said he had sold it for a shilling, for he could not make it go—it was a metal watch—I do not know any thing of his attempting to hang himself.

ELISABETH LLOYD . I am a nurse, and live in William-street, Wilmington-square—I have known the prisoner eight years—I lodged with his mother for two years—it is four years since I left her—I had opportunities of observing him—on one occasion his brother called out that he had hung himself, and I and Mrs. Cooper came down stairs—I did not see him hanging exactly, because I came out of the room immediately, but I saw him when he was laid on the bed, and he was black in the face, and it was some minutes before he was able to speak—I asked him how he came to do it, and he said he was determined to put an end to himself for he was tired of his life—he was ill at that time—I knew his father, I laid him out when he died—I remember after his father's death seeing the prisoner faint—he went out, came in again in about ten minutes, and When became in he fell back in a chair in the room—I said, "What is the matter now?"—he was faint about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour, and when he recovered he said he saw his father rise out of the grave, and I believe he said it was an apparition—he did not say any thing more about his father, or what he intended to do—I remember his taking down two Dutch docks—he pulled the faces off them, put one on each side of the fire-place, set them on fire, stirred them with the poker, and said they were two skeletons, and then he said they were two castles burning, and he stood with the poker, as he said, to guard them—Mrs. Cooper came to fetch me—I was afraid to go near him, I was fastening the door when Mrs. Cooper came in—he would not let either of us come near—he said he was guarding the castles, and no one should touch them.

Q. Did You say any thing at any time about a mad-house? A. Yes—I said if I was his mother I would confine him in some asylum, for he was not fit to be about, for his were more the actions of a madman than any thing else—I said that from what I had seen of him—I never supposed he was in his right senses at any time during the time I knew him—he has many a time called himself a child of God, and said he was converted—he has never wanted me to buy arsenic for him.

MR. BODKIN. Q. Was he in the habit of going to church or a place of worship? A. That I cannot say—he used to go out to go to chapel—I cannot say whether he went or not—I considered him an industrious young man who would work when he could get it—he got money from his mother sometimes, and when he could get a job he seemed to be thankful for it—I do not know of his mother refusing to give him money—I have heard him ask her for money, and she has given it to him—he has said he Wanted it to buy brushes for his business—I was never to toy knowledge present when she has said she had it not to give him—I do not think he was in his right senses from the circumstances I have named—I never saw any thing that made me think he was in his senses.

SARAH BOWDLER . I lodged with Mrs. Cooper. I had my sight at that time—I have lost it three years and a half—I lodged with her first about four years ago, and a second time about three years and a half ago—I went away for about a month—I lodged with her altogether about two years and a half and more than that—the prisoner once came up into my room, and asked me for a rope to make an end of himself—his mother was out at that time—he said she was gone to the coal-wharf—I told him he was mad—I said, "You are out of your mind"—he said, "Never mind that if I am"—after that he wanted to borrow 6d. of me to get sixpenny-worth of arsenic to make away with himself—I had a daughter living at that time—

I heard him ask her to fetch him sixpenny-worth of arsenic—I refused to lend it him, and said, "What do you want it for?"—he said, "It is nothing to you, I want to fetch arsenic, never mind"—on my refusing to let him have it he said he would get it somewhere else—he has never said anything to me about his father lying in the churchyard—I have many a time heard him talk of his being weary of his life—he never said any thing to me about a shovel, or about going into the churchyard—when he laid ill he said the devil was coming to fetch him.

ROBERT BOWDLER . I am the son of the last witness. I have known the prisoner about seven or eight years, or longer—I am going on for fourteen years of age—he asked me to fetch arsenic when we were in the rains along with his brother Edward—I said I would not go for it—he threatened to beat me if I did not, and offered to beat me—that was about three or four weeks before he was taken into custody—I remember when Mrs. Cooper and the prisoner lived in Pear Tree-court, about five months ago—the prisoner, his brother Edward, and myself were playing in Mrs. Cooper's room—the prisoner wanted me to stand up in the room for him to shoot at me—he did not offer to give me or his brother Edward a pistol—I ran away—we went down stairs—I said, "No," and he said, "I thought you was not game to let me do it"—he did not say any thing about having a bit of fun.

MR. BODKIN. Q. You did not like the idea of standing up to be shot at? A. No—I never went with him to any theatres or any places of that kind—I never saw "William Tell," where the man shoots at his son, or any thing of that sort—his brother Edward was standing behind me when the prisoner wanted to shoot at me—he wanted to shoot at both of us—his brother said "No," and he told him he was not game enough to do it—I have never seen him play pranks with pistols—I have seen him with pistols—he used to fire at the snuff of a candle, and blow it out—I do not know whether he is a good shot—I have sees him fire at the snuff of a candle in the house, merely with powder—it was in the Clerkenwell ruins that he asked me about the arsenic, where some houses have been pulled down—he wanted me and his brother to fetch him two-pennyworth of arsenic at Mr. Griffiths'—he showed us the money, and gave us a bottle—we said we would not go—I and his brother had been playing, and we happened to meet him there—he at once said, "Go and fetch me two-penny worth of arsenic"—that was the first thing he said, and he gave me the bottle—when we refused to go, he punched mine and his brother's head, and told us to be off—he put the bottle into his pocket—I have known him to fire the cat's whiskers off, and shoot her in the eye with the pistol.

MR. HORRY. Q. You have seen him using pistols at different time? A. Yes, but not very often.

EDWARD COOPER . I am the prisoner's brother, and was eleven years old last Christmas. I remember fetching some castor-oil by my mother's orders, and I saw my mother give it to my brother—I was not present when he took anything out of a bottle—I never gave an alarm of the prisoner's hanging himself—I never saw him hang himself—I have sometimes seen him with pistols—he wanted me and Robert Bowdler to standup in the corner while he shot at us—that is about four months ago—my brother's habits were clean, rather—I sometimes heard my mother complain to him of his being so dirty.

JAMES COOPER . I am a brother of the prisoner; I am younger than

him and am twenty-two years of age. I was with a boy, of the name of Gaulley, when I alarmed my mother and Mrs. Southall—they came down stairs together—I called out, because Gaulley, when he went down stairs to fill some coke into a bag, saw my brother with a rope tied round his neck—I saw him with the rope round his neck—it was in the kitchen—when I came into the room he was standing on the foot of the bedstead—I saw the rope round his neck, and I loosened it from him—he was not black in the face at that time, not particularly—he was in a fainting state—he did not appear like a person who had been hanging himself—he had not been hanging—he was only attempting to do it—it was Gaulley that alarmed me—that is about five years ago—he was ill in bed at that time—I have repeatedly heard him speak of seeing his father come out of his grave, and have heard him ask for a spade to dig his father out—he gave no particular reason for that, only that he was a good parent—I was in the room when he came home from St. Bartholomew's Hospital—he was very ill at the time—he had the dropsy about him—his feet were covered partly with rags inside the shoe, which was cut—it was a list shoe, I think—now I remember he had carpet inside his shoes—he could not get a pair of leather shoes on—I know of his taking poison out of a bottle—I was present at the time—it was about six months ago, as near as I can guess—I came home from my work one night, my brother was sitting on a chair, all at once he jumped up, with a bottle in his hand, swallowed off the contents, and then said, "Now I have taken enough to takeaway my life," and then he told us he had swallowed five pennyworth of laudanum—my mother directly gave him three pennyworth of castor-oil, and we walked him about the room almost all the remainder of the right—in the morning he became a little more composed, and went to sleep—he was ill for eight or nine days after that.

Q. Do you know now he would dispose of his money? A. Yes—some three or four years ago he was very fond of going into Petticoat-lane—I have repeatedly gone with him—two or three years ago he went into Petticoat-lane, and purchased a silver-watch for 14s., he then went home, and picked it to pieces—I saw him do it—he tried to put it together again, but he could not—he then went and sold it, and exchanged it for another, and paid 7s. for it—I was with him at the time—he went home, and picked that also to pieces in the same way, and afterwards sold it for 1s.—he has threatened to blow my brains out—when he has done that he has been in bed, and jumped up—I have seen pistols in his possession repeatedly—he has got out of bed with the pistols when he has threatened to blow my brains out—I had not done any thing at that time to provoke him.

Q. How has he acted towards you as a brother? A. Sometimes very well, and sometimes very contrary—I have been in the employ of Mr. Powell for two years, until this occurrence—I left the service with Mr. Powell's wish—he has offered to give me a character.

MR. BODKIN. Q. Have you been in the habit of going, out with the prisoner much? A. When I was out of employment used to go with him a good deal—sometimes to a coffee-shop, and sometimes to the theatre, Sadler's Wells and others—he used to get money from his mother sometimes—sometimes he asked for it, and she could not give it him.

MR. HORRY. Q. Do you know a person of the name of Stringhall? A. Yes, she lodged with my mother—I do not know where she is now—endeavours have been made to find her.

SARAH LEVY . I am the wife of Aaron Levy, a general dealer, in Hoxton

Old-town—four or five years ago my husband purchased some articles which had been burnt at a pawnbroker's—among the articles was a gun-barrel—I have known the prisoner between ten and eleven years—after we had made this purchase, the prisoner came to our shop-door—the gun-barrel was outside the door—he saw it, and had it in his hand—he said it was his, and it had been given to him by one of the Royal family, that he had pledged it, and he would have it—he fetched a policeman, and a great many people collected in consequence of the disturbance—I live next door to Miles's mad-house—the people got him into the gate of that house-it happened to be open at that time—the gun-barrel had the initials T. P. on it—I showed them to him, and after that he kept disputing and saying it was his—he said he had pledged it for 15 guineas, and it was let in with gold—it was a very remarkable one—I have had opportunities of seeing the prisoner—he used to use my place when I kept a beer-shop, and two or three times there he played some very curious pranks—he once took a skittle-ball, and said he would have a lark, and threw it through a wall—it was a bricked-up window—he once came, and nearly pulled all the tiles off the skittle-ground—I was going to call a policeman to give him in charge—he said he should make away with himself if I did, and a young man came and paid the damage, and said he was often taken in that way—at the times I have seen him he was certainly more like a man out of his senses.

MR. BODKIN called the following witnesses:

ELLEN ROACH . I live in Brooksby-walk, Homerton—I know the prisoner. On the 18th of April last, as I was walking out with Mrs. Cooks, my friend, in a lane at the bottom of Brooksby-walk, Homerton, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner passed us—after he had passed us, he turned round, presented a pistol in Mrs. Cooks' face, and said, "Your money, or your life"—Mrs. Cooks said she had no money but sixpence, which she gave him—he said, "But I will have this," meaning a gold chain with a locket, which was round her neck—Mrs. Cooks put her hands up, and said, "No, you shan't have it"—he put his finger to the pistol, and I said, "Oh, pray let him have it!"—she let her hands down, and was about to give it him, when he took it over her bonnet—he then pointed the pistol towards me—I said, "There is no occasion to do so; I will give You what I have got"—I had some money in my hand at the time—I took half-a-crown, and held it, and he snatched it from my hand—upon that he took down the pistol from the position in which he had placed it, and said, "If you make any alarm I will return and blow your brains out; I have got one for each," and went off—he walked quickly—there is a turn in the lane, and he soon got out of sight—I made a communication to the police, and described his person.

MR. HOERY. Q. How for did this take place from Hornsey? A. I do not know—I do not know Hornsey—I saw the prisoner, it might be for about two minutes, not more—I was not exceedingly agitated—I had an opportunity of seeing him pass me, and I remarked his back before he turned round—he passed me from behind, and I only caught a side glimpse of him at that time—it was only when he came front to me that I saw his face, and then I saw him only for about two minutes—I cannot say whether it might have been less than that—it might, but it appeared an hour to me—it was done very rapidly.

Q. You did not expect at the time the person came up to you, what he was going to do? A. When he passed me, I thought to myself I am very glad I have some one with me—I did not anticipate any violence,

until he said, "Your money or your life"—he said that the moment ho turned round—he passed me, then turned sharply round, in a curve to Mrs. Cook, and presented the pistol—he stood right opposite to us in a moment, close to us—I should say it took two minutes—I cannot say exactly—it was done very quickly—I was afterwards taken to see the party at Islington station—a policeman came to take me—he said he wanted to see me on the subject of the robbery—he told me I was to come to the station to see whether a person there was the person who had committed the robbery.

MR. BODKIN. Q. You went and saw the prisoner? A. Yes—I have not the least doubt of his being the man.

MRS. COOKS. I was in company with Mrs. Roach, near Homerton, when I was robbed of a gold chain and some money—that is the man who robbed me—(pointing to the prisoner.)

Cross-examined. Q. You have been brought here to-day to speak to Cooper, as the person who robbed You? A. Yes—I have been told why I came here—I did not go to the station—I heard of a person being taken up, suspected of robbing persons about Hornsey—I live in the Brixton-road—I was on a visit at Homerton.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. How long after you had been robbed, did you see the prisoner? A. This is the first time I have seen him since I was robbed, and I knew him instantly I came into Court this morning—I have not the least doubt about him.

JAMES SWEARS . I live in Singleton-street, Hoxton. On the 30th of April last, I was walking in a lane leading from Hornsey-wood-house to Hornsey, and saw the prisoner there—it was a quarter to one o'clock in the day when I delivered up my watch to him—it was a beautiful day—when he was within about forty yards, he came and met me half-way, presented a pistol at me, and said, "Your money, or your life"—I told him I had got very little money about me, but a few halfpence—he said," I must have that, I am very distressed"—in getting the halfpence out of my pocket, he saw my watch-ribbon, and said, "I most have your watch"—I said, "Pray don't take that"—he said, "I must have it, come, don't lose any time"—I rather hesitated, but I gave him the watch, and then he struck me over the head with the pistol, and cut my head—(producing his hat, which was broken)—he said, "If you look back I will shoot you"—he left me directly, and must have gone down the lane—I walked up to the bottom of a rail, then turned round, and saw nothing of him,

Q. Is it an unfrequented place where you were walking? A. No, a good many people go there at times, but sometimes you may go over to Hornsey, and not meet a soul—it is up from the wood going to Hornsey—I saw him again on the Thursday night at Islington station, and recognised him—I said nothing to him then—he kept his head down, and was very downcast—I have no doubt whatever of his being the same person—he is the same person—my watch was a silver one.

WILLIAM BARTON . I am a police-inspector of the G division. I have known the prisoner about ten years—during that period I have seen him very frequently, on the average at least three or four times a-week—I knew his father—I have very frequently conversed with the prisoner—upon those occasions he talked quite rationally to me—I once had him in custody, when he was sentenced for an assault upon myself—that was on

the 3rd of March, 1841—after that occurrence I met him in Bowling. green-Jane, and he said, "I shall never be happy until I have been the death of one of you"—he looked towards me at the time—I was in my police uniform—I cannot tell the exact date this was—it was very near the 3rd of March—I have on other occasions heard him use expressions with respect to the police—at least four times I heard him make use of the same expression.

MR. HORRY. Q. He has always appeared to talk rationally to you? A. He has, whenever I have had any conversation with him—I have stopped him, and searched him—he has talked sensibly to me about my searching him, three or four different times I have stopped him—I only had him in custody once, that was when he assaulted me—he was taken into custody on suspicion of stealing a gown, which afterwards turned out to be his mother's—I had him taken on suspicion of stealing the gown—he was discharged upon that charge, and committed for the assault—his mother was present at the time he was taken into custody, and the attempted to rescue him from our custody—I have seen him among reputed thieves.

WILLIAM PENNY . 11/7/2006 I am an inspector of the G division of police. I know the prisoner well—I have known him upwards of six years—I have had him in my custody eight times, sometimes charged with assaults, and sometimes with stealing bits of lead, docks, watches, and different articles—I have known him to be summarily convicted before the Magistrates—I lave had occasion to talk with him a good deal on those matters at different times during the six years—I never observed any thing irrational in his manner or conversation with me—the last time I saw him was about a fortnight before he was taken into custody on this charge—I did not talk with him then—I did not observe any thing different from his usual manner and appearance—I saw him in Clerkenwell in the street

MR. HORRT. Q. He was summarily convicted once, was he? A. For assaulting me brutally—he resisted a great deal, and hurt me.

SAMUEL MOUNTSTEVENS . I am beadle of the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell. I have known the prisoner seventeen or eighteen years, perhaps longer—I used to relieve his father whilst he was alive, and up to the time of his death—I have since given relief to his mother from the parish—during the time I have known the prisoner I have had constant opportunities of seeing him, sometimes two or three times a day, several times in the course of a week, I cannot exactly say how many, it might have been twenty or more, or not so many—I have constantly seen him, almost daily—I have frequently met him up to within four months of his being taken up—at times I might have lost sight of him for a month or two—I merely nodded to him in passing—I have not said any thing to him or he to me, merely "How do you do?"—during the whole time I have known him I have seen nothing whatever to induce me to believe he was at all insane—I have been in the habit of seeing his mother frequently—I have gone to her house to give her relief, and have sometimes seen him at the house.

MR. HORRY. Q. How often do you think you have had conversations with him of any length or duration? A. I have spoken to him very many times when going to the house to visit his father when he was alive, and he has spoken to me—I have not had any particular conversation with him—from the general knowledge I have of him I believe him to be sane—

he was twice in our workhouse—once I admitted his myself, by permission of the Overseers—I never bad any conversation with his relatives about his state of mind—I cannot say whether he was at home or not at the times I lost sight of him.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. You say on two occasions he was in the work-home? A. Yes—about five years ago he was there for about a month or six weeks, and the last occasion was about two years ago—he was only there then for a few days—I frequently had the opportunity of seeing his conduct the first time he was at the workhouse, and my answer applies to that time as well as the other times I have seen him—he associated with the other inmates of the workhouse in the ordinary way—when he was there on the last occasion he was treated precisely in the same manner, and associated with the inmates.

FREDERICK MILES (police-Sergeant G 14.) I have been acquainted with the prisoner four years and a half—I have seen him from time to time, and conversed with him up to within the last two months—in the month of April I talked with him once—I have seen him about a dozen times or more since January, and have on those occasions talked with him—I never observed anything whatever in the least irrational in his manner or conversation, or anything at all about him differing from other persons—I saw him, I think, about the 14th of April, in St. John Street-road, standing against a shop—I said, "Tom, what are you doing here?"—I always called him Tom—he said, "What is that to you?" and walked away—I did not on that occasion observe any thing unusual in his manner or speech, not the least

MR. HORRY. Q. You always called him Tom, did you? A. Yes—I was quite familiar, he being so well known, being a bad character—the opportunities I had of judging that he was of sound mind was meeting him and talking to him.

Q. Saying "good morning" to him? A. No, I was never so free as that—I never had any long conversation with him, only just a word here and there, knowing him to be a bad character—he went by the name of Tom, the same as his brother by the name of Jem—I knew his name was Cooper—he was generally called Tom in the parish of Clerkenwell.

FISHER. I am a surgeon. I attended in Newgate on the 4th of this month, in consequence of an appointment—Mr. M'Murdo, the surgeon of the gaol, and two gentlemen of the name of Elliott, were also in attendance—those two gentlemen attended on behalf of the prisoner's friends,

MR. HORRY. Q. Do you know that of your own knowledge? A. I know it from what they told me—Mr. Elliott told me so at the time.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. Did you see the prisoner in company with Mr. M'Murdo and the other two? A. Yes—I entered into conversation with him—I was a whole hour with him—after the conversation that we all of us had with him I was clearly of opinion that he was of sane mind—my opinion is that he is perfectly sane.

MR. HORRY. Q. All you know with regard to the attendance of other medical men is simply from what you heard? A. Yes—it was on the 4th of June that I saw the prisoner in the gaol—he had then been in confinement a month.

Q. Is not confinement and repose the very situation in which a party, supposing he has been insane, is likely to sink into a quiet state, and

to assume the appearance of sanity? A. Certainly—I have not seen or spoken to any of the prisoner's relations—I can only speak to the fact from the hour's conversation that I had with him.

Q. Supposing on a commission of lunacy you were to give an opinion as to a party being sane or insane, would you consider your opinion satisfactory unless you had heard something of his previous life from his relations, and persons in the habit of seeing him? A. I should certainly like to get all the information I could, for the purpose of forming the best opinion—I consider myself capable of pronouncing an opinion as to the prisoner's sanity, as far as the hour's conversation went—I also saw him at the police-court before the Magistrate, the day after the affair took place—I was there accidentally—I went to speak to the Magistrate on other business, and I advised the Magistrate not to continue the examination on account of the prisoner's state of health—I did not go there to pay any particular attention to the state of his mind, but being there I did attend to the state of his health—he was very ill, lying on the sofa, and I advised the Magistrate not to continue the examination—I put qnestions to him at that time, which he answered rationally, with regard to the poisoning—if a lunatic was allowed to commit indiscretions abroad, he would be less rational than if he was in confinement, and under control.

Q. Would he not be more likely to be coherent and rational when in Confinement than out of it? A. Inasmuch as he would be quieter.

MR. CHAMBERS. Q. About how long were You in his company on the 6th of May? A. Not more than five minutes—he was then suffering under the effects of what he had taken, and my inquiries were entirely confined to that—he answered those inquiries rationally—as far as regards his manner of answering, I saw no difference between his manner on the 6th of May, and the time I saw him in gaol.

GILBERT M'MURDO . I am surgeon of the gaol of Newgate, and have been so a little more than twelve years—the prisoner has been under my care and observation since he has been confined on this charge; my attention has been directed to him, with a view to ascertain the state of his mind—my attention was not directed to him during the first few days, but it was afterwards—I have had conversations with him constantly—I have not from first to last noticed any thing irrational or unusual in his manners or mode of conversation—I have not observed any thing to lead me to suspect that he was a person of unsound mind.

COURT. Q. Has it led You to believe that he was of sound mind? A. It has.

MR. BODKIN. Q. Do You remember the occasion of two medical men of the name of Elliott attending at the prison? A. I was present with them—they met me by appointment—an examination of the prisoner was then gone into for more than an hour—that was the same occasion on which Mr. Fisher was there—I do not recollect that either of them said in the prisoner's presence, at whose instance the Messrs. Elliott attended—I met them by appointment—I had a communication with the solicitor for the Treasury to that effect, and I attended on that occasion by their desire.

MR. HORRY. Q. You were only led to observe him from an intimation that the defence would be insanity? A. I was led to observe him from the time the trial was postponed for that purpose—it was stated here in Court in

my presence that the defence would be insanity—I have not seen any of the prisoner's relations except to-day—I am not aware of any offer being made to me to see them if I pleased—I had some information sent me by the solicitor for the defence, as to the ground of some questions which were put by the Messrs. Elliott in my presence—I do not recollect any thing further than that—I never asked to examine the relations, nor do I recollect having had any offer made me of doing so—I had forwarded to me a number of the ground, on which it was believed that insanity exited—I have the paper in my pocket, with a abort note from the solicitor—(producing it)—I think quiet and repose is favourable to the restoration of rationality—a person who has not been subject to confinement or restraint of any kind will feel uncomfortable in consequence of being confined—I should not suppose that an imprisonment was likely to induce a quiet state of mind.

Q. Supposing a person of unsound mind at large, and violent, would not confinement be more likely to restore him to reason than leaving him at liberty? A. It would depend on the nature of the confinement—I should not assent to that proposition if the confinement were in Newgate—he would be subject to regular diet and regimen in Newgate.

Q. Now, coupling that with the fact of his confinement, would not that he more likely to induce a sound state of mind than irregular living, and being at large? A. Not with the concomitant circumstances of the imprisonment, and the accusation that bung over his head—I think the imprisonment would not have the effect of restoring quiet.

COURT. Q. Confinement in a lunatic asylum, managed by proper men, would? A. Yes.

MR. HORRY. Q. Has the prisoner beep in the Infirmary the whole time? A. Yes, during that time he has had regular living—he has been constantly discomposed by his situation—there has been no inducement to acts of violence that I know of—being in confinement on a charge would weigh on a man's mind, and he has been discomposed—cases are on record of lunatics being rational when under restraint, and being the reverse when set at large—I was in Court when Mr. Drewry was examined—I heard it said that excitement, restlessness, and abstaining from sleep is one among other symptoms of insanity—that may exist during insanity—I do not think that is an unerring sign of a disordered brain—if I found a patient go without sleep beyond the ordinary course of nature, I should think it a sign that he was exceedingly anxious or he might have some local malady, he might be ill otherwise—I might refer You to many diseases that would keep persons awake, by the pain they would cause, by the operation of the malady on the whole nervous system, without acting on the mind—if I saw a person exhibiting the ordinary symptoms of health, without any local malady, abstaining from sleep beyond the time of ordinary individuals, I should not necessarily suppose a disease of the brain—I should watch the individual to see what I could observe—if I saw unnatural sleeplessness without any apparent illness, I should say that the whole nervous system was out of order—the brain is the principal part of the nervous system—I have seen patients sleepless night after night where I could not ascertain any particular cause, and I have not seen them exhibit disease of the brain, or insanity afterwards—if I could not detect any cause at all after a considerable time, I should be inclined to suppose that there was some impression on the man's mind.

Q. If a person was in ordinary health, and You found he exhibited extreme restlessness, could You refer it to anything else than the brain? A. I should look to the brain for it, and see if I could detect any cause for it—I should not necessarily draw the conclusion that there was an unnatural action of the brain—I should endeavour to find out the cause, supposing the brain to be in a disordered state, intimated by extreme restlessness, disturbance of any sort would be liable to increase the unnatural action of the brain—if a person's brain was disordered and he was exposed to the circumstances You allude to, I should of course suppose the disorder would be aggravated—unnatural sleeplessness is given in the books as one of the symptoms of insanity—extreme voracity is also occasionally given as another symptom, also extreme dirtiness, and alienation of the natural affections.

Q. Supposing, then, that a person showed this sleeplessness, ravenonus appetite, dirty habits, and also an insensibility to hurt, would You say that that person was of sound mind? A. I should not necessarily say from hearing that, that he was of unsound mind—I should ask for further information—I have had no information of any kind from the prisoner's relatives—insanity sometimes gives greater mental and bodily power than under other circumstances—I have heard all the evidence on the part of the defence, except the medical evidence—from the evidence I have heard on the part of the defence, and from what I have observed, I believe him to be of Bound mind—if I had merely heard the trial and not seen the man, I should still have thought him of sound mind—that would be my opinion, and that is my opinion from what I have heard to-day.

COURT. Q. Sleeplessness will proceed from a variety of causes? A. It may—if a man was to be kept in total want of rest for many days, it would be likely to cause insanity instead of being a symptom of it.

WILLIAM WADHAM COPE . I am keeper of the gaol of Newgate. I recollect the occasion when the Messrs. Elliott came to see the prisoner—I was not with them when they saw the prisoner—I saw the gentlemen in the front lodge in the gaol, but did not go further into the gaol with them—I do not know from the prisoner on whose account they came—the prisoner has been in my custody ever since the 9th of May—I have had daily and frequent opportunities of seeing his conduct and manner—I have conversed with him, and heard him converse—I have not seen the least symptom of insanity in his conduct, manner, or conversation—I do not admit medical men to see prisoners without an order—these gentlemen presented no order, but application was made by the prisoner's solicitor.

MR. HORRY. Q. Do You know that of Your own knowledge? A. I do—I received a letter from Mr. Jones—I have not got it with me—I have it in my office.

MR. BODKIN. Q. Then the two Mr. Elliotts came at the instance of the prisoner? A. Yes.

WADDINGTON. I am gaoler of Clerkenwell Police Court. I have known the prisoner eight or ten years or more—I have had him in my custody on several occasions—I have conversed with him many times—I have never observed anything at all unusual or irrational in his conduct or conversation from the first to the last—when he was apprehended on this charge he was placed in my care—that was on the 6th of May—he was very talkative to me on any question that I asked him—he and I were conversing together for some time—when he first came, I called him Tom,

as I knew him from a boy, and I told him it was a bad job he had got into now, it was worse than all the jobs he had ever come to me before upon—he was then labouring under some effects of illness—he said he had taken sixpenny worth of laudanum and sixpenny worth of arsenic—he appeared to be labouring under the effects of vomiting and sickness—when I told him it was a bad job, he said, yes it was, but he should have shot any man that had come near him, if it had been me it would have been the same, he would not have been taken by anybody if he could have helped it—he said he wished Penny had been there instead of the others, he should have shot him more freely than the rest, for doing his mother an injury—his mother had been in custody some little time before—at the second reexamination, I had heard from the doctor who came to see him while he was in my custody that some grass was issuing from Mott's wound, and I said to the prisoner, "Tom, how came the grass to be in Your pistol?"—he said he had no paper, and he wadded his pistol with the grass in the field as he ran along—his mother was present on that occasion—I heard her tell him to pray to God for his unhappy soul, and urge him very much for some time—he answered with an oath, and said, "Oh, don't bother me with preaching; I have had preaching enough already"—he had been in prison one or two days.

MR. HORRY. Q. Did Your cutlass hang up in Your room? A. It did—I turned my back to go to the door for a moment, turned round, and found him turning off the box he was upon towards where my cutlass hung—he did not get off the box—I said, "Mr. Tom, what are You about there?"—he said, "If I could have got hold of it, I meant to have done away with myself, and if You had hindered me, I would have put it into yon as well"—I thought it my duty to put it away.

GUILTY.— DEATH . Aged 28.

OLD COURT.—Monday, June 20th, 1842.

First Jury, before Edward Bullock, Esq.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1767
VerdictsGuilty > pleaded guilty

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13th June 1842
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MARY BOOTE . I am servant to Captain Robert Grace, of Connaught terrace, in the parish of Paddington. On the evening of the 3rd of June, about a quarter past five o'clock, I was in the drawing-room with my mistress—my master was in the front parlour, and nobody else in the

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GEORGE HOLLOWAY . I am a policeman. I was called into the house by Boote, and took the prisoner—he said the door was open—I took him to the station.

Prisoner's Defence, written. "I was in search of employment, and had to pass the prosecutor's house; a female called me in, and asked if I had anything to do, and asked me to carry a box for her; she was standing at the house; she took me to the back room, went to a chest of drawers, removed some things, and told me to remain where I was, and she would not be long. In about five minutes another female came into the passage, and called out 'Thieves.' I said I was no thief, and if she thought I had come with a dishonest intent, she had better tend for the police; had I been dishonest I should not have allowed a female and an infirm gentleman to capture me."

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Reference Numbert18420613-1770
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JOHN BAMBLELT . I live at Hanworth. I know the prisoner and his brother, named John—he is not here—the prisoner is a labourer—I was at Hanworth on the 22nd of May, about six o'clock in the afternoon, when they were both together at the Bear, at Hanworth, and quarrelled (they had been at Hampton all the evening, and came to the Bear, and drank there, about half past ten o'clock) the prisoner got the worst of it—John knocked him down, then kicked him and stamped on him—he then left to go home—the prisoner was down when he left him—after he was gone the prisoner put his hand into his pocket, pulled his knife out, and said he would go and stab his brother before he got home—it was a clasp knife—he went after him—I followed, and saw him stab his brother in the stomach directly he got to him—the policeman came up, and sent me for a doctor—the prisoner was not taken till next morning—when he stabbed him, John said, "He has stabbed me"—I did not hear the prisoner say anything.

RICHARD WILLIAM SANNEMAN . I am a surgeon. I was sent for, and saw the nature of the wound—he was wounded on the right side, below the ribs of the abdomen—I should say a knife most probably did it—it was done by a cutting instrument—when I went into the room I found him lying on the bed in his clothes, which were saturated with blood, but the bleeding had then ceased—I closed the wound, dressed it, and went home—I was called between five and six o'clock the next morning, to say the bleeding had burst out again—I was obliged to open the wound, and apply different remedies—in the afternoon I gave the case up to his club doctor—I dared not attempt to ascertain the depth of the wound—a wound in that part is certainly dangerous—he was in imminent danger, and must have continued so for some time—there were also two small wounds on the back besides—they were slight wounds, only skin deep—they were recent wounds, and, I suspect, stabs.

STEPHEN GRATTAGE . I saw John Shore begin with Thomas, and pull him off the settle, smack his face, throw him down, and kick him, stamp upon him, and jump upon him—Thomas got up, and shoved him down, and then they both closed together—I saw John leave the house—Thomas was then lying on the floor, bleeding from what John had done to him—I saw Thomas get up and go outside the door, feeling in his pocket, and he said if he had a knife he would stab his brother John before he went to bed—I followed him, and when he got opposite John, he went and stabbed him with the knife—John then knocked him down—they were both down together after he was stabbed—John kicked him as long as he could, and then fell down—Thomas got up and went away.

WILLIAM COOPER . I went into the tap-room of the house about half-past ten o'clock—Thomas was then asleep On the settle—I went to awake him up—John came, and said he would fetch that b—r out—he caught hold of him, and pulled him off the settle on to the floor—Thomas got up, and John caught hold of his arm, and attempted to pull him out of the tap-room—he said he would not go—he said, "You know Your way, and I know mine"—John then let go of his arm, and John's wife took hold of Thomas's arm, and endeavoured to pull him out—he would not go—John then came before him, and said, "This is what the b—r wants," and struck him five or six times in the face—Thomas then pushed his brother down, and struck him—John got up, closed with him, and threw him on the ground, beat him very much with his fist, caught hold of the hair of his head, and hit him in the face—Thomas got up—he was bleeding very much in his face, and said to his brother John, "This is brotherly love, to knock me about in this shameful manner; I have done nothing to deserve it"—John went up to him again, apparently to hit him—Thomas kicked at him, and John closed in, threw him down, and began kicking him, while he was down, very violently about the head—I interfered, and endeavoured to stop it, and John knocked me down—I said I would fetch a policeman, and before I got out I saw John jump on his brother, two or three times, and said he would squeeze his b—y guts out of his mouth—I ran out for a policeman, could not see one, then came back, and met John at the door—he pointed back, and said that was the way he would serve the b—y policeman when he came—when I got into the passage my wife came down stairs—John turned back, and said he would go and finish the b—r—my wife got before him, and prevented his going, and persuaded him to go home—he went out, and directly Thomas got up, he wiped his face, and said, So help

him God, or God strike him dead, he would stab his brother before he slept that night—he immediately followed him out of the house—I saw no more till I saw John lying on his side, about fifty yards from the house, bleeding very much.

THOMAS LAWN . I am a policeman. I took the prisoner in charge next morning at his own house.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it; I do not know how it was done.

GUILTY on the 3rd Count. Aged 23.—Strongly recommended to mercy in consequence of the provocation of his brother.— Confined Twelve Months.

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Reference Numbert18420613-1772
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MARIA FAIR . I live at No. 1, Back's-rents, Rosemary-lane—the prisoner and his wife took my room for a week on Saturday night—it was the middle room on the first floor—they had been there a week. On Monday, the 13th of June, about a quarter to one o'clock at night, I was waiting to fasten the door—the prisoner and his wife came in—the prisoner told his wife to ask me to drink—he had a pot of beer in his hand—I refused drinking with them—they both drank, and when they drank the pot out nearly they asked me to drink again—I flung it away, and would not drink any more—they asked me to have the kindness to fetch another pot—I went and fetched it, as they said they would go to bed, but they would not go to bed till they drank it—he went out himself and got another pot in, and gave it in at the middle room window to his wife—I fastened my door, and went to bed—after that I heard them fighting—he was beating her, and she was falling on the floor—I did not hear him say anything then—I called out at the foot of the stairs, told them to get a fresh place to-morrow, they would not do for me, and he was not to murder her, for it was high time to be in bed and asleep—he said he was not murdering his wife—I said he was murdering her, or he would not be beating her about as he was—he said he was not murdering her—I went to my bed again—he afterwards came down, and said, "O, mistress, are You in bed? come up and see what I have done"—I went up, and he put a hot egg into my hand—I let it fall on the table, (and I think the eggs were dressed from the time of my calling out at the foot of the stairs and my going up—I let the egg fall on the table)—he said, "Now the b—y w—e won't eat the egg after I have dressed it"—I then went to her, and asked her what was the reason—she said, "I don't know, I cannot"—he directly said to her, "Have I struck You?"—she said "No," but she turned her head round, and showed me her face, where he had hurt her—she had a black eye—she had one before he cut her, but this was the other eye—he then said, "Now I have a witness, I will take Your b—y brains out"—I said he should not, but, unawares to me, he up with his fist, knocked her backwards on the bed, and after that I received many blows myself, in keeping him from hurting her—when he found I would not let him hurt her, he knelt down on his two knees, put his hands up, and said, God strike him dead and d—d if he would touch her any more, if I would go down to my

bed—I then shook hands with them both, called them good souls, and persuaded them to go to bed—in about a quarter of an hour she hallooed out, "Don't murder me, I will be good," and then she came running down, stairs, and said he had cut her throat with a razor—I found she was wounded in the throat—part of her throat and chin—we were in a gush of blood, both she and me—I caught bold of her, and supported her—we could not open the door to let the policeman in—I was supporting her against the front door—after that my husband came out—I shifted her feet to the door—I opened the door, and let the constable in—he went up stairs and took the prisoner—his wife was very bad—I thought she was dead myself—her name is Ellen.

JOHN FAIR . On the 13th of June I saw the prisoner come to the house with his wife—they were sober then—I did not see the beer fetched—the woman came down stain bleeding very violently all round the neck very much indeed, and her neck was cut—we got her into the room, and the policeman came—I asked the prisoner what the meaning was, what he did it for—he said, "It was this knife I did it with," showing me a case-knife.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not tell You at the time it was through accident? Witness. No.

Prisoner. I had the knife in my hand, she sat at the end of the bed, sprang out, and laid hold of me.

PIERCE DRISCOLL . I am a policeman. I was called in, and took the prisoner—I took the knife and a razor from the shelf—the woman told me where to find the razor, that it was on the mantel-piece, and the prisoner said it was the only razor in the house, and showed me where it was—I did not see any stain of blood on it—he had bail plenty of time to clean it—he said he did it with the knife, but the blade of the knife was all battered—he could not have done it with that.

Prisoner. Q. When You came up You asked how I came to cut her? Witness. No—she said in his presence, "You cut my throat with the razor"—he said, "Nelly, are You going to shame me at last?"

Prisoner. I said it was through accident, I did it with the knife. Witness. He did not say anything about accident—he said he had no razor—that was all he said.

FARQUHAR MILNE . I am a surgeon. I saw the woman at the hospital the morning after she was brought in—she had a very clean wound, about three inches in length, and one-sixth or one-eighth of an inch deep—it was in an oblique direction, along the upper part of the neck—if it had been deep enough, it would have been very dangerous—she would not stop in the hospital more than a day, and left on Wednesday morning—it is impossible the wound could have been made with this knife—I should imagine it to have been made with a razor—it was a clean cut, such as a razor would make.

Prisoner's Defence. I came home that evening from work, and sat down to supper; I asked my wife to go out with me; we went out together, and had three or four glasses of gin and a drop of beer before we left the public-house; she bought some eggs, and brought them home; I desired her to get them ready; she had no fire; I said I would go and get some wood; she got some herself; I took the eggs up, and commenced eating them; she had had none, and began to speak very roughly to me, on account of having the eggs boiled too much;

I never struck her; she was in the habit of raising her hand to me very often; she fell into a fury, and that was the report the people heard; I got her to sit down; she would not go to bed; I asked her to go several times; I gave her one egg; she took and smashed it to pieces at my side; I gave her another, and she would not have it; I was in the act of taking the top off another one with a knife; she sprang out on me, and having the knife in my hand, she caught against it by her neck; that is as true as the Almighty is true; I never thought of inflicting a wound on her it all; it is the first time I have been in this situation.

GUILTY on the 3rd Count.— Transported for Fifteen Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1773
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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1773. JOHN LOVETT was indicted for feloniously assaulting Sarah Harris, on the 23rd of May, and cutting and wounding her in and upon her right cheek, with intent to main and disable her. 2nd COUNT, stating his intent to be to do her some grievous bodily harm.

SARAH HARRIS . I live in Baker's-rents, Bethnal-green. On the 23rd of May, between twelve and one o'clock in the daytime I was over at the ale-house, taking a glass of ale with my husband—somebody came over and said, somebody was doing something to my child—I went out and found the prisoner at the top of the court—I said to him, "You old villain, You rascal, what are You going to do to my child"—I laid hold of him on each side of his collar—he used a bad expression, and said, "I'll let you know," and put something across my face, which cut it where it is now cut—I did not see what he did it with—he was given into custody—I do not know who by—I was taken over to a surgeon.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. Where was he when You got up to him? A. Standing at the top of the court—the beer-shop is across the road—I never quarrelled with him in my life—he has spoken about my children teasing him, and I have beaten them—I have not had a great deal of wrangling with him about my children teasing him—I was at the Royal Oak about three quarters of an hour before I was told about my children—it was not an hour or two—my husband went before the Magistrate—I did not hear him give his evidence there—he did not come out of the beer-shop with me—he went away to sell some soot—a woman had got my child when I came out, and the prisoner was standing with his back against the wall—he is lame—I have known him ten years—he picks up rags and bones, and lives in a kitchen—he does not cut sticks to sell—he did not offer to touch me till I touched him—he did not fall to the ground when I caught hold of him—I fell into a woman's arms when I was cut—I lost my senses—I did not know that they took me to the doctor's at all—I cannot tell whether I walked there or not—I went to the hospital—they did not refuse to take me in—I did not apply to be taken in—I spoke about my children, and they said, "Poor creature, You had better take her home"—I swear the prisoner and I did not fall to the ground together—he was doing nothing when I went up to him, but standing with his back against the wall—I found a lump on my child's head—she is between eleven and twelve years of age—I saw no stick in the prisoner's hand—I did not see a stone near him—I did not, to my recollection, take him by the collar and shake him—I might have shaken him—I took hold of him with each hand—I did not shake him violently—I did not push him against the wall—I did not see him give the knife to Catherine M'Donald—she took it out of his hand after the mischief was done—I did not hear her ask him for the knife—he did not raise his hand and

try to push me away from him—I do not recollect his hand coming up at all—he might have done so—the knife was not given to M'Donald over my shoulder—I did not throw him on the ground after that, I swear—M'Donald did not tell me my face was bleeding—she was not there at all—I never saw her—I did not see the prisoner give her the knife—nobody was with me when I came out of the beer-shop—several neighbours were drinking with me, Mr. Fry, and another gentleman who was going to take the public-house—Mrs. Rust was among them—she is the woman that caught me—there were others there, but not drinking with me—I did not drink shores glass of ale all the time—I had not been there before that morning—I had no words with the prisoner on the Sunday, nor ever spoke to any body about him—I did not say I would dance a hornpipe on his breastbone, that I swear—the prisoner was not down, and I did not beat him when he was in that position—he was not down—I only had a piece of strapping applied to my wound, and a little bit of lint—that was taken off about a fortnight ago—the wound pains me when the plaster is off—it is closed now—it was not closed three days ago.

MARY RUST . I live in Shoreditch. On the 23rd of May, I was in the public-house, having half-a-pint of ale with Mrs. Harris—somebody came and told her that her children were going to be killed—she went out—I did not go out at that time—a few minutes elapsed—I saw a great many persons, and went out—the prosecutrix then had hold of the prisoner by the collar of his coat, and said, "You old villain, what are You going to do with my children?"—he used a very bad expression—she screamed out, and fell back in my arms—the blood gushed out all over me—what it was done with I do not know—I dragged her over to the doctor's facing.

Cross-examined. Q. Is it not quite a common thing to have quarrels about children in the court? A. No, I never heard of it—I might have been in the beer-shop ten minutes, not longer—she was there before me—she ran steadily along as far as I saw—she did not appear the least in liquor—when I came out the prisoner was standing with his back against the wall, and she had hold of the collar of his coat—she was shaking him, not pushing him violently—I came with her in a cab to Worship-street—I dragged her to the doctor's as well as I could, with one arm round her neck, and the other round her—there was no crowd to help me—one Young woman helped me—I did not go to the hospital with her—I saw the knife brought into the shop by Mrs. Glass.

MARIA GLASS . I was up at my window and saw the prisoner heave a piece of wood at the prosecutrix's child, and the people screamed out that he had hit her—I ran down and saw a knife and a piece of wood in the prisoner's hand—the prosecutrix was fetched—she went, and laid hold of each side of his collar, and said, "You old villain, You old rascal, what have You been doing to my child?"—he made use of a very bad expression, and said, he would cut her b—head from her body, and no sooner were the words spoken, than he lifted up his hand with the knife, and the blood gushed from her face—she fell, whether from the struggle or loss of blood, I cannot tell—the prisoner fell too, and after she fell, he said, "I have done You"—Catherine M'Donald took the knife out of his hand—I cannot say whether he was down then—she gave me the knife—I gave it up to the doctor.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not You see the prisoner hand it over Mrs. Harris's shoulder to M'Donald? A. No—the prisoner and prosecutrix both fell at the same time—Rust caught the prosecutrix—she got up again—she did not lay hold of the prisoner again—I had seen the prisoner run up the cont after the child, heave the wood at her, and hit her on the head—I can see the beer-shop from my window—I cannot say whether I saw anybody go into the beer-shop—the prisoner said, "I have done You at last"—I have always said that—this is my deposition—the mark to it was made for me by my husband—(the deposition being read, omitted to state,"I have done You at last"

RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON . I am a surgeon. I was about a hundred yards off—I found the prosecutrix in my shop directly after—she had a simple incised wound, about four inches long, and averaging from a quarter to an eighth of an inch deep.

Cross-examined. Q. Was it such a wound as might happen from a person having a knife in his hand in a scuffle? A. It was not stab—it was cut across and upwards—I applied a little cooling lotion and strapping.

GUILTY of an Assault Aged 72.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1774
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1774. WILLIAM WINDOW was indicted for feloniously assaulting Mary Stockwell, on the 16th of May, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, 2 half-crowns, the monies of William Stockwell.

(The particulars of this case are of too indelicate a nature for publication.)


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1775
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1775. ABEL ELLIOTT was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the warehouse and counting-house of Richard Beard, on the 7th of May, at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and stealing therein 200 plates of plated copper, value 15l.; and 20 sheets of plated copper, value 30l.; his goods.

MR. PRENDERGAST conducted the Prosecution.

JOSEPH HARE . I live at No. 9, Bull-yard, Fann-street, Goswell-street. I am employed on the premises of Mr. Richard Beard, the photogenic plate manufacturer—his premises are No. 70, Wharf-road, City-road—part of the premises are in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and part in St. Luke's—the part this property was deposited in, I believe, is in St. Leonard's, Shoreditch—I always considered so—on Saturday evening, the 7th of May, I left the premises about a quarter to eight o'clock—nobody slept on the premises at that time—I left them all safe and locked up—I went there again on Sunday morning, between ten and eleven o'clock—I entered by the keys which I locked the gates up with—I unlocked the gates, entered the premises, unlocked the second gate, and got in through a door, which I unlocked—I found the doors as I had left them the night before—I went up stairs, and found the door forced open, two boxes and a desk forced open, and property taken out—there had been large sheets of plate metal there the night before—the metal is prepared on purpose for the photogenic likenesses—nobody, to my knowledge, prepares it in London but Mr. Beard—they are copper plates, covered with silver—I had left the room locked the night before—I went down stairs afterwards, and discovered another portion of plate metal, about twenty or twenty-one

pieces, which had gone through another process, gone—I missed altogether a great many plates, worth about 45l.—those that were below were rather smaller and thinner than those taken from above—there was a dog kept in the lower part of the premises—I left him loose about the lower part of the factory—I found him concealed under a box, and a heavy weight put on it—the premises appeared to have been entered through the window, where a line was cut, and part of the workmen's tools thrown down, in their getting in—the window looks on to a green, and over the water—they appeared to have got out by unlocking the door of a room, which the women work in, and which was always locked, and the key left inside—a person inside could get out at that door, and get out close to the water edge of the City basin—a man named Rayner had been working on the premises shortly before—I do not know of a person named Flicker working there—I have heard them call him "Sailor Bill"—Rayner was afterwards taken up on the charge—he had been in our employ some time before.

Cross-examined by MR. HAKE. Q. Did You ever know Rayner by the name of Flicker? A. Not till after the robbery—I have heard him called so since—I do not know what the desk contained.

WILLIAM EDWARD BALL . I am a policeman. I received information of the robbery on Monday, and on the Thursday evening I was passing down Weymouth-terrace, Hackney-road, and saw the witness Day showing a piece of metal to another lad—I took him into custody, and the piece of metal also, of which I had previously received a description—Day gave me information about a person named Charles Mills, and Mills came down to the office in consequence of enquiries I had made.

Cross-examined. Q. When You took Day into custody another boy was with him? A. Yes—I do not know that boy's name—I have not found him—he ran away—I do not know that his name is Todd—he is an acquaintance of Day's, I believe—I have not tried to find him—I took the prisoner—I told him what I took him for—he said he knew nothing about it—I asked if he knew any thing of any silver plate or metal—he said no, he did not.

JOHN DAY . On Thursday, the 12th of May, I had a piece of plate—the policeman took it from me—I had received it that same day, from Charles Mills—I was in company with Charles Todd when the policeman took me—Todd knew nothing about the piece of plate—he lives a little way from where I live—I had been to the fields, playing at cricket, and was coming home, and showed it to him, and the policeman came up—I do not know whether Todd is at home now—he works at his brother's—he has not absconded—I received the plate from Mills at the building I was at work at in Weymouth-terrace, Hackney—he showed it to me there—I was painting Borne new houses.

Gross-examined. Q. You work with Mills? A. Yes—I asked Mills for the metal—I was at work in the same room he was—he took it out of to pocket—I asked him to give it to me, and he did—he did not make any observation when he gave it to me—I said I wanted it to put at the back of a little theatre—I was going to give it to my cousin—I did not give it to my cousin—I know where Todd lives—his father has been a master baker—he works at his brother's, at a baker's—I have known Mills about two months by working with him—I am eighteen years old.

CHARLES MILLS . I delivered a piece of plate to Day on a Thursday afternoon—I had it given to me by the prisoner on the Tuesday evening,

about half-past six o'clock, at a public-house at the corner of Acorn-street, Bishopsgate—I went there about two minutes before half-past six—the prisoner and Allen were there—I knew Allen before—Allen spoke to me first, and handed me some beer—Allen then said to the prisoner, "You may ask him if You like"—something passed before that, but I did not hear what it was—Elliott then called me on one side, and asked me if I could dispose of some plate—he had three pieces in his hand—I did not see where it had been got from—he asked me whether I could sell them for him—he said he had been offered 3s. a lb.—I told him no, I did not knot where to dispose of them—he asked me whether I would take a piece, and see for him—I said no, I did not wish to take a piece from him, but he forced one piece on me—I put it in my pocket, and thought no more of it—I went to my work next morning, and Day asked me to give it to him, which I did, and thought no more about it—we worked at the same building—I did not try to sell it any where—I did not show it to any one, till I showed it to Day.

Cross-examined. Q. You went into the public-house at seven o'clock? A. At two minutes before half-past six, and stopped there two minutes—I am quite sure of that—(looking at his deposition)—this is my handwriting—it was read over to be me before I signed it—(The witness's deposition being read, stated the time to be about seven o'clock)—after he forced the plate on me, I said I would see about it—I meant whether I would show it to any body—I had no purpose in doing so—I did not know the value of it—he had asked me to sell it—when I heard him say he had committed a robbery of that description I would not have any more to do with it—I put it into my pocket, and thought no more about it—it was after he told me of the robbery that I said I would see about it—I kept it in my pocket for two days—I did not promise to dispose of it—I did not tell Day it was stolen when I gave it to him—he asked me for it to put into a little play-house which he has—the prisoner had told me he had committed the robbery, but I did not know whether it might be true or false what he said—I doubted his word, from the way he said it—I had not heard of the robbery.—I knew Allen before this—I did not know the prisoner before—Allen told me where he worked—when he gave me the piece of plate I asked him where he worked, and whether he was a fellow-workman of his—he said yes, I knew where Allen worked for several months—I had no motive for asking where the prisoner worked—I was not thinking of the robbery at the time.

COURT. Q. How did the prisoner say he got it? A. He at first said he had it given to him, and then that he and another man named Flicker, had broken open the premises—he did not say where the premises were, only that he had been riding over logs with the property, and bad got very wet.

GEORGE ALLEN . On Sunday, the 7th of May, I saw the prisoner about twelve o'clock at the top of Waterloo-street—he said he had been, and done it for a 5l. note—I asked him what he meant—he said he had been and stolen a lot of that stuff—he took some out of his pocket, and showed it to me, and said his share was about 9l. that he had got to receive—I asked him where he stole it from—he would not tell me—I asked him again—he told me they had been about two hours swimming in the water, on some logs—I asked him where it was—he said in the City-road, that they got in at a fan-light, and there was a dog barking; that they put

him under the saw-dust box, went to the carpenter's bench, got some tools, broke open the counting-house, and took the stuff from there, took it home, and put a bag full of it into the canal—I asked him where the big-full was put—he would not tell me, but said it was close against Flicker's home—Flicker then lived alongside the canal—he said that flicker was with him, that Flicker used to work at the place, and knew all about the place—he asked me if I could sell some of it—I said no, I did not know any thing about it—I did not know Flicker myself—I saw Rayner afterwards in custody—he used to go by the name of Flicker—the prisoner asked me on Sunday if I could sell it—I said no—he said nothing more till Monday night, when we were in the public-house, he then asked me when I was going—I said, "Down to Shoreditch"—he went with me, and we had some beer at a public-house—Mills came in, he asked me if I thought he knew where to sell the stuff—I said I did not know, he might ask him—as he had a bad finger he asked me to take it out of his pocket, which I did, and gave it to Mills as a pattern—he had a poultice on his finger—I went away from them—they were talking together about twenty minutes—they stood at a butt, and I sat down away from them—after that Mills went home—the prisoner came to me again, we drank, and he went home—he told me he had to go and meet Mills next morning, and about eight o'clock at night Flicker came down to me very tipsy indeed, and the prisoner said he had been, and sold about 12s. 6d. worth of the stuff—I asked him where, but he would not tell me—the piece I saw given to Mills was a small square, marked "No. 2" at the back—I pointed out the mark to the prisoner before he gave it to him—I told him it was marked—he had then two pieces in his pocket

Cross-examined. Q. On the prisoner meeting You, did be address You in these words, "I hare been, and done it for a 5l. note?" A. Yes—that was the way he commenced—I asked him what he meant—he said he and Flicker had been and stolen the plate—I had known him about three weeks, by working in the same field—I did not see him take three pieces of metal from his pocket—I took one piece out of his pocket—he did not take it out of his own pocket—he said the dog was confined in a sawdust-box—I will swear he said so, because be said he turned the sawdust out of the box, and put the dog underneath, that he should not make a noise—this is my handwriting—(The witness's deposition being read, stated, there was a dog that barked; he said they were obliged to empty some dust out of a tub, and put him under it, and that the prisoner told him they had taken two boxes, and a bag full)—I say a box, but a box and a tub is similar—I did not hear the prisoner say to Mills that the metal was to be sold on his and my account—he asked him to sell it for himself—I swear he did not say it was to be sold for him and me—I should have heard him if he had said so—when Mills entered the public-house, I and the prisoner were standing together at the bar—I asked him if he had put a box in the canal—he said it was in the canal—he would not tell me where, but said it was close against Flicker's house.

WILLIAM PARSLEY PYWEL . I am in Mr. Beard's employment. I left the premises fast at half-past seven, or a quarter to eight o'clock on Saturday—I know this piece of plate to be part of Mr. Beard's property—I know it by a small figure, No. 2, which was on it when in Mr. Beard's possession, and the plate itself is of an unusual kind—it is not made by any body but Mr. Beard, that I know of—it is made on the premises.

Cross-examined. Q. Has it any thing about it to distinguish it from other plated metal? A. It has a peculiar richness of quality, the quality of silver, and it is in other respects peculiar—it is pure silver, and used especially for our purpose—I believe it is not the same description as plated goods—we order it to be pure, and pay for it as pure—if it was not pure silver it would not answer our purpose—the coating it is to receive would not take.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1776
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1776. THOMAS RILEY was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Smith, on the 2nd of June, at St. Luke, and stealing therein, 2 gowns, value 8s.; 1 shawl, value 9s.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 6s.; 3 brooches, value 11s. 6d.; 1 seal, value 6d.; and 1 1/2 yard of silk, value 5s.; his goods.

ELIZABETH SMITH . I am the wife of Edward Smith, of New-street, Old-street, in the parish of St. Luke—he keeps the house. On the evening of the 2nd of June I was washing in my kitchen, and left my street-door open—I fancied I heard a noise on the staircase, and moved the kitchen-door to look—I saw the prisoner coming down the passage, and said, "Where have You been, sir?"—he said, "I have been to Mrs. Jones"—I have no such person in the house—my suspicions were excited—I said, "You have been to my drawers"—he made no reply, but endeavoured to pull me into the street—I laid hold of a bundle which he had under his arm—after standing a little while, he got from me, struck me in the eye, and dug his nails into my wrist—I cried, "Stop thief!"—a lodger in my house, overtook him directly he got from me—the bundle contained two gowns, a shawl, and a yard and a half of silk—the other things were on his person—these are all my husband's property.

MARIA PHILLIPS . On the 2nd of June I was sitting at work by my parlour window, and heard a noise in the street—I came out, and saw the prisoner making his escape from Mrs. Smith—I ran after him, and overtook him a few yards from the house—he struck me several times on the head, till he got away from me—Mr. Ash overtook him, and he was taken by the police.

WALTER ASH . I was standing in the street, Phillips said to me, "Stop the thief, Mr. Ash"—I stopped the prisoner as soon as possible—I saw him running from them—I clasped him in my arms directly—he was about fifty yards from Mrs. Phillips, he was in sight—I saw him turn round the corner, and took him against the church-wall—he said, "Don't stop me, for I've done nothing amiss"—I said, "There is a cry of Stop thief," and I shall not lose You—we had a great struggle—I got him down, and delivered him to the policeman—I saw him searched, and three brooches, some seals, two pocket-handnkerchiefs, and three skeleton-keys were found on him.

JOHN HAYNES (police-constable G 155.) The prisoner was delivered into my charge, with the property—I found two silk handkerchiefs in his side coat-pocket, and three brooches and a seal in his waist-coat pocket, and these skeleton-keys.

MRS. SMITH re-examined. These are all mine.

Prisoner's Defence, I picked these things up by the side of the door, and the lady called out, "Stop thief!" I turned back, and asked if she

called "Stop thief" after me. She said the things belonged to her, and I gave them to her.

MRS. SMITH re-examined. I had left part of the things in my drawers, and part in my wash-hand-stand in my bed-room, up one pair of stairs.

GUILTY . Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutrix.

Transported for Twelve Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1777
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation; Transportation

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1777. ROBERT WRIGHT and RICHARD DAVIS were indicted, for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Hannah Mary Budd, on the 27th of May, at St. Luke, and stealing therein, 13 1/4 lbs. weight of cigars, value 10s., her property; and that Davis had been before convicted of felony.

HANNAH MARY BUDD . I keep a cigar-shop in the City-road, in the parish of St. Luke; I had cigars in the window. On Friday evening, the 27th of May, a little before nine o'clock, the police gave me information—I saw the glass had been cut, and two bundles of cigars taken out.

EVAN DAVIES On Friday evening, the 27th of May, I was in the City-road, in plain clothes, and saw the two prisoners at Mrs. Budd's shop-window—I stood on the other side of the way, when I first saw them, for a little while, and then I crossed over to look at the window, and saw it was cracked—I went over to the other side of the way again, and told my brother officer something—we waited, and presently saw the prisoners carrying pieces of glass away—they put it down in the kennel, about a dozen yards on—I observed Wright doing that repeatedly—I cannot swear to Davis—they did it several times—I watched them for about twenty minutes—I saw Wright take a bundle out of the window, and hand it over to Davis, and they walked away, they met some one, tuned back to the window again, and stood at the window a little time, fingering about the place where the hole was—another one came up, and stood just by their side, and by the movements of their hands I thought I could see something passing—I saw the third young man put something into his pocket—then they separated for a few minutes, and came on the tame side of the way as I was, and went back over to the same place—we then went over and took them—I have the pieces of the glass here which I picked up.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you search Wright? A. Yes, and found nothing on him—there was no instrument on him with which he could have broken the window.

COURT. Q. How long did you keep them under your observation? A. Twenty minutes, or upwards—I took Wright, and my brother officer took Davis.

GEORGE GIBLINO (police-constable G 94.) I was with Davis, and saw the two prisoners—I cannot say that I saw Wright take the cigars out of the hole, but I saw his hand in the attitude of taking something out—I could not see the cigars—I saw them walk away, and meet with the third one—they came back again—the third one came up to the window—they then went away again—the two prisoners crossed to the opposite side of the way, where I was standing, and then directly went across to the window again—we crossed, and I took Davis—at the time the two prisoners were standing together, after they had been at the window, I saw Davis take this apron from his pocket, and put it on, and he went directly back to the window again.

(William Packer, cabinet-maker, No. 20, Holy well-lane, Shoreditch;

Elizabeth Higgins, wife of a watch-maker, in Great Leonard-street; William Lodge, No. 20, Holy well-lane; Alfred John Phillips, cabinet-maker, No. 24, Hope-street, Spitalfields; and Austin Nicholas, coach-maker, No. 2, New York-street, Curtain-road; gave Wright a good character.)

ROBERT TYRRELL . I produce a certificate of the conviction of Lewis Higham, in October last, from Mr. Clark's office—(read)—the prisoner Davis is that person.

WRIGHT— GUILTY . Aged 17.— Transported for Twelve Years.

DAVIS— GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Life.

Fourth Jury, before Mr. Recorder,

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1778
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1778. JOHN ELMORE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Pugh, about the hour of one in the night of the 1st of April, at St. Mary, Stratford-le-Bow, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 3 bottles, value 23s.; 1 bottle-stand, value 6s; 1 microscope and box, value 2l. 12s. 6d.; 1 work-box, value 10s.; 2 pairs of scissors, value 3s. 6d.; 1 pair of gloves, value 2s.; 2 hearth. rugs, value 26s.; 14 keys and ring, value 15s.; 1 coat, value 3l. 3s; 1 handkerchief, value 5s.; 1 shawl, value 5s. 6d.; 11 yards of muslin-delaine, value 9s.; 3 pairs of stockings, value 3s.; 2 yards of holland, value 2s.; 1 yard of muslin, value 1s.; 1 yard of net, value 3s.; 1 pair of boots, value 12s.; 2 printed books, value 2l. 10s.; 1 picture and frame, value 5l. 5s.; l1b. weight of tobacco, value 4s.; 1 jar, value 6d. 3 spoons, value 9d.; 1 bottle, value 8d;; and 2 gallons of beer, value 4s.; his goods.

MR. CHARNOCK conducted the Prosecution.

WILLIAM PUGH . I live at the Fox and Wheatsheaf, Three Colt-street, Old Ford, near Bow, in the parish of St. Mary, Stratford-le-Bow. On the night of the 1st of April I was the last person up on the premises—I retired to bed, as near as I can recollect, about half-past twelve o'clock—I fastened up—all the fastenings were secure all the way through the house—I make it a general rule to fasten up myself—the grating at the back of the house was secure—it is a fixture in brick-work, a flat iron grating, which yon may walk on—it goes over the kitchen area—the back-door was shut and bolted—there was no fastening to the window, but it was close down—I left the premises in that state when I went to bed—my servant came up about half-past five in the morning, and in consequence of what she said, I went down stairs, and found all the lower part of the premises in confusion—the iron grating was pulled up, and the brick-work which held it down was broken away—the window was open—the back door was fast—I did not find any other door open, except the cupboard and parlour doors—this was before six, as soon as the alarm was given—I searched and missed the property stated in the indictment, which is worth about 20l.—I have since seen the liquor-bottles and stand, work-box, one hearth-rug, the mouseline-de-laine, the white stockings, the picture, two volumes of Cook's Geography, and the two gallon bottles.

THOMAS WHEELER . I am a carpenter. I produce a work-box, which I obtained in the middle of last April—I won it in a raffle at the Adam and Eve, St. John-street-road, Clerkenwell—I took it home, and hare bad it in my possession ever since—no one in particular gave it to me—I took it up, having won it—the money for the box was paid to Charles Austin.

CHARLES AUSTIN . I am in the employ of Mr. Turner, a table-cover maker—I know the prisoner. On a Saturday in April last (I do not know the day of the month) he delivered me this work-box in the Adam and Eve tap-room, and asked if I would oblige him by raffling it, as he was out of work, and his wife and children were badly off—he gave me no account of it—in consequence of his directions, in the evening, when we had come out of the shop, I spoke to the men about it, and a raffle took place—it realised 10s.—I gave the prisoner 9s. 4d.—8d. was spent in refreshments—the box was on the table—Wheeler won it, and took it up.

THOMAS WOLSTENHOLME . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Houndsditch. I produce a picture which was pledged on the 14th of April, for 3s.—I have some slight recollection of the prisoner, but I cannot take upon myself to swear that he is the identical man—he resembles the man—I asked the person if it was his own property—he said "Yes"—I said, "It is painted on glass, is it not?"—he said "Yes"—I was not quite sure of it at the time—I took it in, thinking it was painted on glass—I was rather busy at the time, and did not inspect it.

HENRY FOWLER . I am foreman to Mr. Watts, of Hereford-place, Commercial-road. I produce a mouseline-de-laine dress—I was in the shop at the time it was pledged, and my opinion was asked on the pledge—it was pledged with three pairs of children's hose for 6s., by a female, in the name of, "Margaret Jones, No. 6, Grove-street"—I saw her afterwards at the police-office—I did not hear the prisoner say anything about her there.

WILLIAM ADAMS . I' am foreman to Mr. Howse, a pawnbroker, in the Commercial-road. I produce a hearth-rug, pledged by a female in the name of "Ann Riley"—I saw a person at the police-office—I did not know her.

HENRY YOUNG . I am shopman to Mr. Higginbotham, a pawnbroker, in the Commercial-road. I produce three decanters and stand, pledged on the 7th of April for 6s. 6d. by a female named Riley.

FRANCIS LEATHERS . I am shopman to Thomas Miller, a pawnbroker, in the Commercial-road. I produce two books, pawned on the 4th of April for 5s., by a female, who gave the name of "Ann Riley."

WILLIAM SAPWORTH (police-constable K 22.) I took the prisoner into custody in High-street, Borough—I told him what I wanted him for—he said, "Me?"—I said "Yes"—he said, "That is a rum one"—I said, "I want you for breaking and entering Mr. Pugh's house on the 1st of last April"—I took him to Bow station, searched him, and found on him two duplicates, one relating to the bottles and stand, the other to the hearth-rug. FREDERICK JOHN CARR. On the evening of the 17th of April I searched the prisoner's lodging, and found this two gallon stone bottle there.

MR. PUGH re-examined. This picture I had from a person who is now dead, and whose memory I highly respect—it is invaluable to me—this work-box is my property—I have no doubt of it—this decanter and stand is my property—the bottle I know by the name of Perry on it, and also this mark—there are two of this sort—we thought it was candle-grease, but it appears to be wax—it was full of beer at the time—the hearth-rug and all the things produced are mine.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. This was on the 1st of April? A. The night of the 1st, or the morning of the 2nd—the prisoner's garden

does not adjoin my house at all—I believe he lived a little to the left of me, in the Roman-road, I believe they call it—within one hundred yards of me.

MR. PHILLIPS. on the prisoner's behalf, stated that his wife had found the things in the pig-stye in the morning, and being distressed, they pledged them.

(Thomas Rudge, engineer, in Parliament-street, Cambridge-road; and Samuel Newsom, locksmith and bell-hanger, No. 29, New-road, St. George's, gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.— Transported for Ten Tears.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1779
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1779. JOSEPH HARMAN was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Benjamin Golding, on the 14th of June, at Pinner, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 2 pairs of trowsers, value 1l. 1s. the goods of George Moore; 1 coat, value 1l. 10s.; 1 waistcoat, value 10s.; 1 pair of breeches, value 12s.; 1 pair of gaiters, value 6s.; 1 smock-frock, value 2s.; 1 pair of boots, value 7s.; 3 shawls, value 1l. 4s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 4s. 6d.; 1 pair of earrings, value 3s.; 12 spoons, value 4s.; and 168 farthings; the property of Benjamin Golding.

BENJAMIN GOLDING . I live at Hocksey, in the parish of Pinner—I keep the house. On the 14th of June, 1841, I left home about five o'clock in the morning—I went home to breakfast at eight, and left about half-put eight—I left my wife at home—my wife sent for me about nine—I came home, and missed the articles stated—they were all my Sunday clothes—I have since seen them at the pawnbroker's—I have known the prisoner from a boy—I had seen him about the neighbourhood, but not for the last few years.

GEORGE MOORE . I left two pairs of trowsers at the prosecutor's house—I have since seen them in the hands of the pawnbroker.

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You left them more than a year ago? A. yes.

FRANCIS WILLIAMS . I am shopman to Mr. Thompson, of East-street, Manchester-square. I produce a coat, a pair of breeches, a pair of gaiters, and a silk handkerchief, pawned on the 14th of June, 1841, I have no means of telling the time of day, in the name of John Oxford.

JOSEPH HIGGS (police-sergeant S 30.) On the 6th of June. 1 apprehended the prisoner in St. Bartholomew's-hospital—(the prosecutor had been to visit the prisoner's sister, and saw some of his property there)—I told him the charge, and produced to him these three shawls, which I had found—I told him we had got them from his sister's, at No. 15, Brewer-street, Golden-square—he said he hoped his sister would not get into trouble, and he would go with me to the pawnbroker's, and show me where the rest of the things were—I found a pair of shoes and trowsers, at Button's, No. 20, John-street, Edgeware-road, and at Mr. Thompson's, East-street, Manchester-square, which the prisoner pointed out, a coat, handkerchief, and pair of trowsers—the following day I went to Mr. Mill's, a pawnbroker, and found this pair of trowsers and waistcoat.

Cross-examined. Q. Was he ill at the hospital; confined as a patient? A. Yes—I do not know how long he had been there—they did not refuse my taking him away—I took him away that day—I took him to the clerk of the hospital, and he said, "Very well"—he was ill then—hit sister told me he was going to leave the hospital that day—I heard on the 3rd of

June, that he was at a hospital in London, but I did not know which—I went to several hospitals.

REBECCA GOLDING . These trowsers I know to be my brother's, George Moore—the other things are all my husband's, and were in the house on the morning of the 14th of June, last year—I went out soon after eight to the bay-field, I came home soon after nine, and found the window broken, and not quite shut—I had left it quite fast, and taken the key of the door with me—the things were gone—my husband saw the prisoner go by that morning, about a quarter of an hour before we came home, with a heavy load on his back—there was a box broken open, and a knife by the side, which I think is the same that I had seen the prisoner eat hit victuals with when he was at my house—I went with the officer, when he pointed out the shops, and these things were found at the shops he pointed out.

BENJAMIN GOLDING re-examined by ME. DOANE. I have no reason to believe that any body else was concerned in the robbery—I was afraid at the time that my own brother was concerned in it—I never said before this happened that I was afraid the prisoner would get into some trouble for keeping company with my brother, or that the prisoner would come to no good—I cannot tell where my brother is—I last saw him last March—I cannot tell where he was at the time of this robbery, or where he ought to have been living—I swear that—I have seen my brother with the prisoner—he lived with him, I believe—I do not know the prisoner's parents—I do not know that they lived at Hayes—I lived at Hayes, and I knew the prisoner a boy there—I believe it was while he was in the service of a gentleman there that he became acquainted with my brother—I never saw him drinking with my brother—I knew where my brother was then—he called on me, and I gave them both something to eat—I never made any remark about his getting into difficulties—I made a remark about my brother's going about in this way—he was not a steady man—I cannot tell where he is—he was rambling from a youth, and it was out of my power to restrain him—my character is firm and steady—I cannot help what my brother does—I never said I had reason to suppose my brother might have led the prisoner into it.

JOHN HARRIS . I am a policeman. I found a pair of pincers and a knife on the prosecutor's premises, about a quarter past eleven o'clock—I compared the pincers with the box, and it corresponded with the place where a piece was broken off.

JOHN BUTTON . I live in John-street, Edgeware-road. I remember Higgs, bringing the prisoner to my shop—the prisoner asked for the things he had pledged, which I afterwards found according to his description—the trowsers and a pair of half-lace boots or shoes produced.

GUILTY . Aged 21.— Transported for Ten Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1780
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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1780. FREDERICK HAMILTON was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May, 1 gelding, price 3l. 10s., the property of George Staples.

GEORGE STAPLES . I am a costermonger, and deal in horses, and live near the Black Bull, at Hammersmith. On the 31st of May, I turned out a blind gelding cart-horse into Wood-lane, Hammersmith, and missed is next morning—Wood-lane is a public road leading to the Scrubbs—I found the gelding on the 2nd of June, in the possession of George Watts, a knacker, at Battle-bridge—it was worth 3l. 10s.

GEORGE WATTS . I am a horse slaughterer, and live in Maiden-lane, Battle-bridge.

On the morning of the 1st of June, about nine o'clock, the prisoner came to my house—he said he had got a horse to sell, and it was at the Albion stables—I engaged to go and see it—an hour after he came again—I went with him to the Albion, and the horse was shown me—the prisoner asked 3l. for it—he said it belonged to a man at Paddington—I offered him 2l., and gave 2l. 5s. for it—after I bought it of him I asked who I was to book it to—he said to his father—that his name was James Carter, and lived at Paddington—the prosecutor came next morning and claimed the horse.

Prisoner. I told him it was Mr. Carter's horse; I never said any thing about its being my father's.

GEORGE BAINES (police-constable N 51.) I took the prisoner into custody on another charge—every inquiry has been made for a Mr. Carter, but no such person can be found.

Prisoner's Defence, Mr. Carter came to me on Wednesday morning at Battle-bridge, and asked me if I could sell the horse for him; I said I would; he said he lived at Knightsbridge; I asked what he wanted for it; he said 3l.; he said he gave 33s. for it that same morning; Mr. Watts has known me a good while.

GEORGE WATTS re-examined, I know nothing of a Mr. Carter—I have known the prisoner three or four years—he travels the country with several horse-dealing people—he has lately been driving boat horses—he lived with a master two years that used to sell me horses—I am quite sure that he said Carter was his father—I did not know his name—nobody about Paddington knew his name till lately—he used to go by the name of Nipper—I bought one horse of him before, some time back—I do not recollect what name he gave then—I could tell by looking at my books—that horse was in a stable at the Albion—I did not ask who brought it there.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Judgment Respited.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1781
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1781. FREDERICK HAMILTON was again indicted for stealing on the 9th of June, 1 gelding, price 3l. 10s., the property of Abraham Willatts.

ABRAHAM WILLATTS . I live with my father, George Willatts, a butcher, at East Oakingham, Berkshire. On the 10th of June this gelding pony was missed from a field in Wiltshire—I came to town, and found it at the Cherry Tree, kept by Burgess—I know nothing about the prisoner—the pony belonged to me—it was put into the field at night—my father took it there—he is not here—I was in Berkshire when it was lost—the last time I saw it was about eight o'clock, on the 9th of June, when I was in Wilts myself—it was in the field then.

WILLIAM BURGESS . I am ostler at the Cherry Tree, Kingsland-road. On the 10th of June, about eight o'clock in the morning, the prisoner brought a pony there—Willatts has since claimed it—I was ordered to give it some hay, and I asked the prisoner where be brought him from—he said, "Just round here"—I said, "Where is that?"—he did not make any answer—it did not seem exhausted at all—I said, "What do you want for the pony, 4l.?"—he did not make any answer, but went out of the yard almost directly—I gave information to the police, having suspicion, and an hour afterwards the prisoner came into the yard again, and the policeman took him.

Prisoner. A stout man offered the pony for sale to t man named

Taylor; he stood talking a little while, and then said to me, "Boy, come and hold the pony," which I did—he then asked where there was a stable—Taylor said, "In the Kingsland-road," and he came with me. Witness. There was a man with him whose name I have since found out is Taylor.

GEORGE BAINES . I am a policeman. On the 10th of June, the prisoner was given into my custody, at the Cherry Tree yard—I asked him if the pony belonged to him—he said no, to a friend of his down Shoreditch—I asked his friend's name—he said "Taylor"—I asked where Taylor lived—he said he could not tell, but he would go with me and point the house out—I went with him to Shoreditch—he pointed the house out to me—I found one Taylor did live there, but was not at home—he afterwards came, and I took him to the station; but he was not detained, being well known as a man of good character.

HENRY TAYLOR . I deal in horses, and live at No. 31, George-street, Shoreditch. On Friday morning, the 10th of June, I was in Shoreditch, and saw a big stout man leading this pony—be asked whether I would buy it, and asked me 5l. for it—I refused to give it him, and bid him 3l.—he said he was going down to Billingsgate, and he gave it to the prisoner to take to the Cherry Tree, and said he would return at eleven or twelve o'clock—I wu to meet him there—he told the prisoner to take it to the Cherry Tree, and said he would come there—I went with the prisoner and the pony to the Cherry Tree, came home again, afterwards went out, and heard the policeman had been to my house with the boy—I went to the Cherry Tree, and saw the policeman and the prisoner there—I do not know how the prisoner came there—I never employed him—I have seen him at different fairs, and in Smith field—from my dealing with the stout man I intended to see it again—I expected he would come there, and deal with me for it—I went to try to purchase it of the man, but he never came again—the prisoner never offered to sell it

Prisoner. I did not call Taylor my friend; I said I knew him by sight, and would show him where he lived.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1782
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1782. ANN COSGROVE was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of May, 1 carpet, value 10s., the goods of William Horsnell.

WILLIAM HORSNELL . I am a policeman, and live at No. 38, Gee-street, Goswell-street. On Monday morning, the 23rd of May, I saw my carpet safe in my bed-room—I do not know any thing of the prisoner—I went out of the room with my wife, without locking the door—when I returned in the evening, the carpet was gone—I afterwards saw it in the shop of a person named Price, in Golden-lane—I took the prisoner into custody—I told her I took her for stealing a carpet—she said she hoped I would not, for her son would make it all right with her; that a woman named Wright had given it her to sell—I told her if she knew any body that knew any thing of her, and I could find her, I would see about it—she said no one knew her but herself.

EDWARD PRICE . I am a broker, and live in Golden-lane. On the 23rd of May, about seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner brought this carpet to my shop—I gave her 6s. for it—she said it was her own, that she was rather reduced in circumstances, and wanted to sell it to make up her rent—Horsnell claimed it eight or ten days afterwards—the prisoner lives

in George-street, Bagnigge Wells-road—she is a widow, I believe—she had bought goods of me previous to that—I know nothing of her character—I do not live far from the prosecutor.

WILLIAM HORSNELL re-examined. This is my carpet. I told her if she could tell me of any woman she was in the habit of going to see, I would inquire, but she could not tell me of any place—I left one of the lodgers in care of the house—the prisoner must have got in with a false key, or else the door must have been left ajar—I did not lock the bed-room-door—the lower part of the house was fast—there were some other things in the room, a pillow and sheets—she did not take them.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY.**— Confined One Year.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1783
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1783. ELIZABETH JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of May, 1 handkerchief value 5s. 6d. the goods of Thomas Venables and another.

ALFRED M'TYRE . I am shopman to Messrs. Thomas and John Venables, of High-street, Whitechapel. About seven o'clock, on the 23rd of May, the prisoner came into the shop in company with another woman, who bought something and paid for it—the prisoner asked to see some gentlemen's colored silk neck-handkerchiefs—I showed her six or seven pieces—I then showed her some figured black satin ones—while doing so I noticed the prisoner's hand under the handkerchiefs—I suspected, and pressed her to buy—she would not—she asked to look at some black ones—I went to fetch some black ones, and took the others up—I took particular notice of what I showed them—I got some at 6s. 6d. then some at 5s.—she then thought she should like to look at some lower priced ones—I opened one at 4s. 9d.—she said she would look at one lower, and I cut her one off—I thought I perceived her hand under the handkerchiefs, and in getting them up I missed one at 5s.—I stated the case to Mr. Venables, and he accused her of it—she denied it—he told me to take her into the bonnet-room-as she was going up into the bonnet-room I saw her throw the handkerchief down at the corner of the bonnet-room—it was not the one I had cut off for her to purchase—I called out to Mr. Venables, and picked up the handkerchief—the prisoner still denied knowing anything about it—this now produce is it.

Prisoner. I am quite innocent, and the witness knows that, if he chooses to say so—he found it in the shop, and ha said so. Witness. The moment it was thrown down I picked it up and said, "This is the handkerchief—the bonnet-room is at the back of the shop—the door is always open—this is a single handkerchief—all the others I showed her contained two, three, and more—I had not given her the one I had cut off for her—I had taken her money for it.

Prisoner. The gentleman came to me and said he had missed one which had a mark on it. Witress. The mark was on it when I showed it, but it was off when I picked it up—I have not returned the money or the handkerchief she purchased—that handkerchief was given into the hands of the policeman, as well as this one.

ROBERT WALLIS . I am a policeman. I was called into the prosecutor's shop on the 23rd of May, and the prisoner was given into my custody with the handkerchief—she denied taking it—I found another handkerchief in a basket which the other person had who was in company with her, the one

which she had bought—the prisoner had a few halfpence on her, that was all—she was searched by a female.

ALFRED M'TYRE re-examined. This handkerchief I gave to Mr. Thomas Venables—I never gave it to the prisoner at all—I cannot account bow it could come into the other person's basket—Mr. Thomas Venables might have given it to the other person, I cannot say—I do not thick it likely the prisoner could have taken that one in mistake for the one she bought—they were both black—she saw me wrapping up tilt one the bought in paper—I should not think it probable she had made a mistake, as she denied having it.

Q. She denied having the one you charged her with stealing, not the one the bought? A. I do not know that that question was put to her.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1784
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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1784. WILLIAM JOHN SHAW was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June, 5 1/4 lbs. weight of bread, value 11d.; 3lbs. 11oz. weight of beef, value 1s. 8d.; 1 razor, value 9d.; 1 knife, value 5d.; 3 spoons, value 6d.; and 1 jack-crane, value 6d.; the goods of William Shaw.

WILLIAM SHAW . I am a policeman, and live at No. 5, Redcross-street, Hackney-road; the prisoner is my son; he lived with me at this time, My daughter came and called me up on Sunday night, and I missed a knife, a razor, and some bread and meat from the cupboard—there was a four-pound loaf and a two penny loaf, both whole.

Prisoner. On Saturday my father gave me 5d. and two slices of bread and meat, and wanted me to go to Portsmouth—I said it was not enough, it would not buy a night's lodging; and then he took me up and said I had run away—he took me to the Rendezvous, and a gentleman there gave him a letter to take to Mr. Broughton the Magistrate. Witness. No gentleman gave me a letter—I went to the Rendezvous to see whether they would take him on board the tender, and they would have nothing to do with him—Mr. Broughton desired me to ask whether he could be put into the Isle of Wight school.

Prisoner. A gentleman at the Rendezvous on Tower-hill, gave it him—it was sealed with black wax—my father took it out of the envelope and read it—I said, "Father, are you not going to give it to Mr. Broughton?"—he said "No, never mind," and went home—he wanted me to go seventy-three miles with only 5d. in my pocket—he was very cross with me because I brought no money home with me, and I was only away six months—he said I ought to have brought home 5l. or 6l. Witness. I did not receive a letter from anybody—he is a lying rascal; he tell lies as fast as a horse can gallop—he told ma he had got ten days' leave from his ship when he first came home—his mother gave him 6s., and I gave him 2s.—I went down into the Borough with him, and left him there to go to the ship—about a month afterwards he was taken and brought to me—I took him in, and, to save him from robbing me again, I took him out with me of a night, and he used to walk along with me—on the Sunday fortnight before, he robbed me just in the same manner, of bread and meat—he is connected with a parcel of thieves about the neighbourhood.

WILLIAM EDWARD BALL . I am a policeman. On Sunday evening, the 6th of June, about half-past seven, I saw the prisoner coming over Haggerstone-bridge with a bundle—I asked what he wanted—he said,

what was that to me—I said, "You know who I am, why not tell me?"—he said, "I have got some bread"—I said, "What else?"—he said "Some meat"—I then took him to the station, searched him, and found it contained a quartern and a half of bread and some beef, a knife, a razor two or three handkerchiefs and bits of brass—he said his father gave him the things, and he was going down to Portsmouth to go to sea—I did not know his father at that time—he did not tell me who his father was—he gave me his address—I went there, and saw his father—he gave me his proper address.

HARRIET SHAW . I am nearly fifteen years old—the prisoner is my brother—he used to live at home with us—he had been away to sea, and came back in March—he has been living with my father since he has been home—I remember Sunday, the 6th of June—my mother went out, and my father went to bed before tea, as he has to be out at night—about five minutes after seven the prisoner was in the garden with me—I was talking to a little girl next door—I had the baby in my arms at the time—he was walking up, and down the yard—he wanted me to go to the bottom of the garden, and I would not, because he wanted to go out—I was up at the top of the garden—he went into the back room, and took the meat and two loaves—I did not see him take it, but there was no one else in the house—I heard the street-door open, and directly ran into my father's room, and awoke him up—I went to the cupboard, and missed some beef and bread—me and my brother are friends when he is at home—there are four of us—the knife was in the cupboard, and the razor on the top of it, in the same place where the bread and beef were—my brother was to have gone to Portsmouth on the Wednesday before, when my father came home, when he got his pay—my mother said she would not give him any more money, because be ran away and spent it—my father gave him 6s. on the Wednesday—he ran away this Sunday night without my father's knowledge or leave.

Prisoner. I took the bread and meat out of the cupboard, and the knife, but not the razor.

WILLIAM SHAW re-examined. These are my property—he ran away from his ship—he came home, and said he had ten days' leave—he had about 3 1/2 lbs, of beef and 41bs. of bread to go down with, besides 8s.—he Was away nearly a month, and was caught by an officer—I cannot say where he had been for that month—he had been about London somewhere—I took him home again, and gave him 8s. to go to Portsmouth—he knew the road—I intended him to walk—he did it in two days before—he walked up from Portsmouth when he ran away from the ship.

Prisoner. It was because I never brought any money home that he said I had run away. Witness. I know he ran away—we wrote down to the Veteran, the ship that he was in—the ship was in ordinary, where they put the boys on board till they want to draft them into a commission ship—he came up from Portsmouth without leave—the officer wrote us a letter—they will not take back any boys or men that desert from the ship—they will have nothing to do with him now—about twelve months ago he robbed me of 3l. 10s., before that he robbed me of 2l. 5s., and be took 17 half-crowns and 17s. 6d. another time—I forgave him all that—he is a very bad boy.

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Judgment respited.

OLD COURT.—Tuesday, June 21st, 1842.

Fourth Jury, before Edward Bullock, Esq.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1785
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1785. WILLIAM ELLIS was indicted for obtaining goods by false pretences; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 36.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1786
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1786. WILLIAM JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June, 1lb. of cheroots, value 10s., and 1lb. of cigars, value 12s., the goods of Walter Pringle.

SARAH PRINGLE . I am the wife of Walter Pringle, a tobacconist in Lower-street, Islington. On the morning of the 7th of June I was in my parlour behind the shop—as I passed from the back-door through the parlour, I saw the prisoner inside the shop—I saw him take a bundle of cigars from the window—he had a bundle of cheroots in his band at the time—he was out of the shop before I could get up to him—I called to him, and he ran out—I called "Stop thief," and missed a bundle of cheroots and a bundle of cigars—they were my husband's property, and are worth 1l. 2s.

Prisoner. She said at first she did not know me, and in the station-house she said she recollected me. Witness. When he was in my shop he had a cap on—I afterwards saw him without a cap—I wished his cap pot on, tod then I had not the slightest doubt—I never said I did not know him. JOSEPH EAST. I am a greengrocer, in Lower-street, Islington. On the morning of the 7th of June I was opposite Pringle's shop, heard a cry of "Stop thief," and saw the prisoner run out of the shop with a bundle of cheroots and a bundle of cigars—I ran after him, and saw him throw the cigars down—I picked up about a dozen of them, and gave them to the policeman—I saw the prisoner stopped.

Prisoner. He did not see me stopped. Witness. I did not lose sight of him.

MARK SIMMONDS (police-constable N 83.) I heard a cry of "Stop thief on the morning of the 7th of June, and saw the prisoner running——I followed him down Macclesfield-street, Clerkenwell—he turned into City Garden-row—I lost sight of him for about a minute—after I got into the City-road he was stopped by a gentleman, and I took him—he said he had just come up the City-road—I had seen him running down Macclesfield-street, and followed him—I am sure he is the same person.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing at all about it; I was not at Islington; I was coming up the City-road, and they took me; I was taken about three quarters of a mile from the shop.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1787
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1787. JOHN MURPHY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May, 5 pairs of shoes, value 8s. 9d., the goods of Jane Cook Silverside and another.

JANE COOK SILVERSIDE . I keep a shoe-shop in Great Bath-street, Clerkenwell, with my sister. On the afternoon of the 21st of May I was in my shop, and saw the prisoner cut the shoes from the door—they were secured on a nail—they were tied together in pairs, and twisted on a nail—I did not see how many he took—he went off with them as far as Bond-street

—I went after him, and saw him drop one pair and then four pairs—I picked them up, and called "Stop thief—he went on running after he dropped them—he was taken by a young man, and brought back to the shop—he said he did it from want—these are the shoes, they are the property of myself and sister.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You are sure he said he did it through want? A. Yes, quite sure—he said it in my shop.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1788
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1788. JOHN HAYWOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June, 1 box, value 3d.; 3 sovereigns, 5 shillings, 3 sixpences, 1 groat, and 4 pence; the property of John Nolan, from his person.

CORNELIUS FOAY (police-constable H 98.) On the night of the 1st of June a gentleman spoke to me—in consequence of which I went up to Angel-alley, Whitechapel, and found the prisoner rifling the prosecutor's pockets—he was lying down asleep on the. pavement in the alley—I asked the prisoner what he was doing there—he said he was going to take the old man home—a female came up, and told me in the prisoner's presence that the old man was a pensioner, and had received his pension that day—I took the prisoner to the prosecutor's lodging in Essex-street—I tried the prosecutor's pockets after he had tried them himself to see if he had got any more money—I have a box here, containing two sovereigns, which I found on the prisoner—I asked him several times if he had any money—he said "No" several times before I searched him.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. A. I believe he told you at last that the box and money belonged to the prosecutor, and that he intended to give it to him again when he was sober? A. He did after we got to the station.

JOHN NOLAN . I am a pensioner in the East India Company's service, and live at No. 8, Essex-street. On the 1st of June I received my pension, of 6l. 17s.—I intended to go to Ireland—I cannot tell what Idid with the money—I was drunk at the time it was taken from me—I was sober when I received it.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You laid out some of the money to buy clothes? A. Yes, I went up to where I lodged—I very probably might have gone into a public-house—I was not sober after I bought the clothes—I was very tipsy when I came out of the lodging-house—I got drunk there—I have known the prisoner very nearly two months, sleeping with him in the same bed—it is very seldom I get drank—the prisoner used to get credit for himself of a widow woman—I have given him a trifle to get provisions for me, and he brought back the value in provisions—I never knew any thing against his character.

COURT. Q. Do you know whether you had this money in your pocket or not? A. I must have had it in my pocket—I had when I went out of my lodgings.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were you not as drunk as you well could be when you went out of your lodging? A. Yes.


Before Mr. Baron Gurney.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1789
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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1789. FREDERICK PRIDHAM was indicted for feloniously assaulting William Osten, on the 6th of June, and cutting and wounding him

in and upon the head with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm. 2nd COUNT. For cutting and wounding Wilhelm Vonder Osten. 3rd, COUNT, calling him Wilhelm Osten, commonly called Baron Osten.

MR. CLARKSON conducted the Prosecution.

BARON WILHELM OSTEN . I am an Hanoverian—my Christian name is Wilhelm in German, and William-in English—I am of a noble family in Hanover, that making it necessary to put Vonder before the surname—I have served five years in the first German hussars, and twenty-six years in the sixteenth dragoons—I was at Waterloo, and was wounded there—until Monday the 6th of this month I never saw the prisoner, to my recollection—I live at No. 12, Dover-street, Piccadilly—between two and three o'clock that day, I was engaged writing in my room—the prisoner entered, he was announced, but followed immediately himself—my servant left the room—the prisoner had a large ebony stick with him when he came in—this is it now produced—I will swear to it—he swaggered up to me, stamping the stick violently on the ground, and addressed me in these words. as near as I can recollect, "Baron Osten, I presume?"—I answered, "Yes, sir, that is my name, pray what may yours be, and what is the object of your visit?" or something to that effect—instead of giving a direct answer, he said, "Do you recollect Dr. Pridham?"—I said, "Yes, I do, but you are not Dr. Pridham"—he said, "No," stamping again the stick with violence to the ground, "but I am his friend, 'here is my card," chucking one on the table, "I come to ask you whether you uttered language derogatory to Dr. Pridham'g character at Pratt's billiard club, and if you have said that he was a marker?"—I answered, I did not recollect that I ever actually said he was a marker, but that those reports existed, adding, I was not the only one that had circulated those reports, naming a gentleman who had done so publicly on several occasions—he then asked me, "To whom did you make that statement?"—I answered, "That is immaterial, sir; I decline answering any questions, likewise decline holding any further communication with you, and desire you will leave my room"—I then rang the bell for my servant, and on his entrance, desired him to be in attendance at the door—my servant shut the door—he had hardly left it when the prisoner said, "Were you not convinced that these reports," I think he said, "on former occasions, were groundless"—I answered, "No, sir, I never could arrive at that conviction"—the moment I gave that answer, he gave me a violent blow on the chest and throat with this stick—I then rang the bell which was near me, and the prisoner sprang forwards, placed himself before the sofa, on which there laid two Turkish sabres, and immediately inflicted a violent blow on my head, which caused the blood to flow, and stunned me a good deal—tried to grapple with him, but I was stunned and so weak that I tried ineffectually—I was reeling about, and in this state he inflicted several more blows with the thick end of this stick on my head, till at last I sunk nearly exhausted and hardly conscious on the sofa.

MR. PHILLIPS here stating, on the prisoner's behalf, that he could not resist a verdict of assault, the Jury found the prisoner.

GUILTY of an Assault Aged 20.— Confined Twelve Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1790
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1790. HENRY KING was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Samuel Edwards Pollett, about eleven in the night of the 7th of June, at St. Pancras, with intent to steal and stealing therein 15 forks, value 2l.; 5 spoons, value 16s.; 1 skewer, value 2s.; 1 fish-slice, value 5s.; 1 ladle, value 5s.; 1 handkerchief, value 1d.; and 1 watch, value 1l., his goods.

MARY ELIZA POLLETT . I am the wife of Samuel Edwards Pollett—we lodge at No. 9, Church-row, St. Pancras—the landlord does not live in the house—it is let out in lodgings—we have the two parlours and a kitchen—on the afternoon of the 7th of June I went out about two o'clock—I left my room locked, and the outer door shut—each lodger has a key of that outer door—I returned about a quarter to eleven with my sister—I found the outer door shut—I opened it with my key—I then went to open my parlour door—my sister heard some one come one of the back parlour door—she did not speak at the moment, but afterwards she said, "Who is it?"—a man answered, "Don't be alarmed, don't you know me?"—it was an entirely strange voice to me—I did not see anybody, on account of the darkness—some one pushed up against us—that person appeared to come out of the back room, but I cannot swear to that because I did not see him—we were going into the front room—the back room door had been locked when I left it—the person pushed against me, and immediately opened the street door, went down the steps and made his escape—it was a man—there is a gas-light near the outer door—that did not enable me to see the man's face sufficient to enable me to swear to him—I saw something of him—I immediately made an alarm, and cried, "Stop thief"—I saw the prisoner in custody in about half an hour—I went into my room immediately, and found all the drawers had been turned out, and the property stated gone—other things were also moved from when I had left them—I found a candle on the drawers, it had been lighted—it was out then—I had not left it there.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. You had not opened the front parlour when the party passed you? A. No—I was in the act of unlocking the door—we had no candle—the gas-light is on the opposite side of the street, not on our side—the two parlours communicate with each other internally—there is a door into the passage, and also a door into the front-room—I had not locked the door between the parlours—I am certain that I had locked the other door—when I returned the door was open—the street is about the width from me to his Lordship—the landlord's name is Henley—he does not occupy any portion of the house—I believe there are two persons lodging in the house, but I do not know exactly.

SARAH ANN WILLIAMS COTSFORD . I was with my sister. On entering the house we were in the dark—as my sister was going to open the front parlour door, I heard some one open the back-parlour door, and felt some one's hands on my shoulders—I said, "Who is it?"—a man's voice answered, "Don't be alarmed, don't you know me?"—be went and opened the street door, and walked down the steps—I saw him by the gas-light that is opposite, so that I should know him again—I saw the prisoner in custody in about half an hour—he is the person.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you mean to speak with any degree of certainty to him? A. Yes—I saw him going down the steps—he did not run down the steps—he had to open the gate in front—there is a garden in front—the house is not quite so far from the gate as the length of the Jury-box—the gas-light is right facing the house—I cannot tell how long he was in my sight—I had never seen him before.

COURT. Q. Did the gas-light afford you the means of seeing his face?

A. Yes—when I saw him at the station, about a quarter of an hour after, I had no doubt of his being the person.

JOHN MARSHALL . I live about fifty yards from Mrs. Pollett. On the 7th of June I was standing at my door, and hearing a cry of "Stop thief," I looked, and saw the prisoner creeping under the palings—I caught hold of him—he was coming against our house from Mrs. Pollett's—he pushed me on one side, and at the same time dropped bundle from under his arm—I heard a sound in the bundle like plate—I picked it up, and ran after him—I caught him again between Parry-street and Paul-street—I had not lost sight of him—he made a hit of a stop, and knocked me down, saying, "You b—, what do you want?"—I got up again, ran after him again, and came in sight of a policeman, who took him—I never lost sight of him—he was taken to the station—I took the bundle—I had it in my hand when I run after him—I took it home, and afterwards gave it to the policeman.

Cross-examined. Q. At what time did this take place? A. A quarter to eleven o'clock—it was a moon-light night—I am quite sore about that—I am certain of the prisoner—I was about three yards from him during the time I ran after him—he had got about fifty yards when I took him the second time—there were two persons running at the time—some man with his coat off was running after the prisoner—I am quite sure I never lost sight of him.

WILLIAM HONEY (police-constable S 158.) About eleven o'clock on Tuesday evening I was on duty in Brewer-street, Somers-town—I heard a cry of "stop thief," and saw people running in the direction of Pancras-road—I immediately ran down myself, and in about three or four minutes I came up with the prisoner—Marshall had got hold of him, and said he had been and stolen a quantity of plate—the bundle was afterwards delivered to me—I took him to the station—this chisel was given to me by the prosecutrix, with a lucifer-box—I afterwards went and examined the door, but found no mark—there were marks on the drawers.

JOHN WALTERS . About eleven o'clock I was standing outside my house, about 150 or 200 yards from Mrs. Pollett's, and heard a cry of "Stop thief—I looked down towards Mrs. Pollett's, and saw two men running up the road—as the foremost man came up to me, another man tried to stop him, and the man running foremost made a blow at the man who was going to stop him—just at that time I heard something drop and rattle on the ground—after the man was taken, I was out in the road, and picked up a watch, about five yards from the spot where I saw the blow made—I gave it to the policeman—I am not able to say whether the prisoner is the man.

MRS. POLLETT re-examined. I cannot swear to the plate—there is no nark on it—I lost such, and believe it to be mine—the watch also I belive to be mine, but there is nothing I can swear to it by, no maker's name; or any thing—I lost such a watch—there were fifteen forks lost—there are fifteen here, also a fish-slice, four or five spoons, a ladle, and a handkerchief—I believe the handkerchief to be mine.

Cross-examined. Q. There is no mark on any of the articles by which you can undertake to swear to them? A. No—they are such as I lost—there was no appearance of violence on the back-parlour door—it must have been entered by a key—I found this chisel on the bed next morning——this lucifer-box I found on the floor.

GUILTY . Aged 29.— Transported for Life.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1791
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > whipping

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1791. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June 20 neckerchiefs, value 1s., the goods of Richard Ensoll.

HENRY ENSOLL . I am a linen-draper, and live in Drury-lane—manage the business of my brother, Richard Ensoll. On Thursday, the 9th of June, about a quarter to six o'clock, I lost a bundle of handkerchiefs, tied up like this, from a box about two yards inside the shop.

JOHN SIMS HANDCOCK (police-constable E 38.) On the 9th of June, at six o'clock, I was in Maynard-street, St, Giles', nearly a quarter of a mile from the prosecutor's—I saw the prisoner there, selling these handkerchiefs—he offered this one for sale to a woman, and she bought it for 2d.—as I approached, he took the rest of the handkerchiefs, and put then under his coat—I went up to him, and asked what he had there—he palled out these handkerchiefs—I asked where he got them—he said he had picked them up in Regent-street—I took him into custody, and in the course of the evening I ascertained they belonged to Mr. Ensoll.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been all round Paddington singing; as I was coming home, I saw a bundle in the road, and picked them up: I looked round, to see if any body was coming for them, and nobody'came, GUILTY . Aged 16.— Confined Four Months, and once Whipped.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1792
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1792. GEORGE GEORGE was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June, 1 pewter-pot, value 2s. 6d., and 1 tumbler, value 10d.; the goods of William Johnson.

CHARLES HANNISETT (police-constable K 151.) On the 7th of JUNE, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner loitering in High-street, Shadwell—I afterwards saw him wrangling with two gentlemen—I asked him to pass on, and touched him on the arm, and in doing so, I discovered something in his pocket—I asked what he had got there—he made no reply—I then put my hand into his pocket, and took out this quart pot—I asked bow he came in possession of it—he could give no account—he said he had come for a pot of beer—I took him to the station, and found this glass in his other pocket, with "Johnson, Ship, Execution-dock," on it—I went to Mr. Johnson, and informed him.

Cross-examined by MR. PATNE. Q. Did he appear to have been drinking? A. He might have had something to drink, but he was sober—he appeared quarrelsome.

WILLIAM JOHNSON . I keep the Ship, at Execution-dock—this glass and pot is mine—I have missed a great many—the name of my predecesor is on the pot.

JOHN GUNN . I am waiter at the house—I saw two men at the home, between eight and nine o'clock that night—to the best of my belief the prisoner is one of them, but I did not take that particular notice to wear positively—they staid about twenty minutes, or more.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not they stay longer? A. I cannot say that they did—I was busy going backwards and forwards from the bar to the parlour—I did not see them go away—I missed them about ten o'clock—I did not observe what they were drinking—I heard them talking to my mistress, and telling her which way to bring beer to a head.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.— Confined Two Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1793
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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1793. FRANCIS MITCHELL and JOHN O'BRIEN were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 1 handkerchief, vulue 1s., the goods of William Pulford, from his person.

JOHN EATON (police-constable S 193.) On the 19th of May I was on duty in plain clothes, in St. James's-park, and saw the two prisoners for some time, walking and talking together—I saw them both go behind the prosecutor, and saw O'Brien put his left hand into his coat-pocket, take the handkerchief out, and put it into his own trowsers' pocket—Mitchell was covering him, standing close behind him, to hide him from view—I immediately laid hold of O'Brien, took the handkerchief out of his trowsers' pocket, and called the prosecutor's attention—Handcok took Mitchell—had seen them together in company with a third, when her Majesty was going to St. James's-palace—this was on her return—the third one was not with them then—before they went to the prosecutor I had seen them go behind another gentleman's pocket, and saw Mitchell sound the pocket, feel at the bottom, and I saw O'Brien put his hand into that gentleman's pocket, and take a handkerchief partly out, but being a cotton one, they left it, and went directly to the prosecutor.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Do you mean to say they were both together when Mitchell what you call "sounded" the pocket? A. Yes, close together—there was a great crowd—I am quite positive about O'Brien's taking the handkerchief partly out—I told the Magistrate that, but they do not always take down every thing we state—Handcock and I were close together, and were both in plain clothes.

JOHN SIMS HANDCOCK (police-constable S 38.) I was with Eaton, in St. James's-park—I observed the two prisoners several times in the course of the afternoon, in company with a third person, as the Queen went to St. James's—on her return, I saw the two prisoners, in company together—I saw O'Brien put his hand into the prosecutor's right-hand coat-pocket, and take out the handkerchief, and put it into his trowsers' pocket—Mitchell was standing behind him at the time, covering him—that is the way in which pockets are frequently picked—I took Mitchell, and Eaton took O'Brien—I found this skeleton-key on Mitchell—I had seen Mitchell attempt a gentleman's pocket about a minute or two before, and O'Brien was with him, standing by his side—I saw O'Brien put his hand into that packet, and pull the handkerchief half-way out—it appeared to be a cotton handkerchief.

WILLIAM PULFORD . I was in St. James's Park—the policeman told roe that my pocket had been picked, and produced the handkerchief to me—this is it—the prisoners were in custody.

(Nicholas O'Brien, publican, George-street, St. Giles's; James Hobbs, printer, No. 21, Church-street; Thomas Kennedy, No. 4, Buckeridge-street, St. Giles's, lodging-house keeper; deposed to Mitchell's good character, and James Allen, labourer, No. 28, Short's-gardens to that of O'Brien.)


O'BRIEN— GUlLTY . Aged 20. Transported for Twelve Years,

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1794
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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1794. WILLIAM CASEY was indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury.

(The prosecutor did not appear.)


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1795
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1795. JAMES GRAHAM was indicted for a misdemeanor.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1796
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1796. WILLIAM CRAMP was indicted for a common assault.

GUILTY .— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1797
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1797. ROBERT MURRAY was indicted for an assault, with intent to commit b—s—t—y.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined One Year.

Third Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1798
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1798. MARY ANN FROGLEY was indicted for concealing the birth of a child.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1799
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1799. EDMUND JOHNSON was indicted for a misdemeanor.


OLD COURT.—Wednesday, June 22nd, 1842.

First Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1800
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1800. ROBERT BAKER and WILLIAM ALLEN were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April, 1 watch, value 1l.; 3 sheets, value 10s.; 5 blankets, value 2l. 10s.; 1 bed, value 4l.; 2 cheval-glasses, value 8l.; 2 silk dresses, value 2l.; 1 jacket, value 5s.; 1 waistcoat, value 5s.; and 1 pair of trowsers, value 10s.; the goods of John Philip Marks.

MESSRS. PRENDFRGAST and BALLANTINE conducted the Prosecution. PHILIP MARKS. In May, 1839, I took a house in Eagle-street—the No. at that time was 1—it is now No. 3—I took it of William Harper—I gave him 15l. for the fixtures, and as a sort of premium—I took a receipt from him at the time, and an agreement, which I believe are in Court—from that time to the present, I have paid the rent of that house to Mr. Finnis, the agent to the landlord, who is Mr. Crudis, of North Shields, I believe—I have paid 2l. per week—that was the understanding when I took the house of Harper—I remained in quiet possession of the premises until the 5th of April, 1842—on that day the two prisoners came to my house—they had been previously, but I was out—they told me they came for 161l. rent—I said, "For whom?"—"Oh," said Allen, "you know"—. I said, "Indeed I do not"—he said, "You had better go to Mr. Lorimer, then"—I said, "I have nothing at all to do with Mr. Lorimer; I want to know whom you come from"—he said, "I think it would be better for you to go to Mr. Lorimer"—he did not say who Mr. Lorimer was, but I had received a letter from him—I said, "No, I shall not do any such thing"—he said, "It is rent for Mr. Harper"—I said, "Harper, I have nothing at all to do with Mr. Harper, I have had no dealings with him, I have not seen him for some time"—in the course of that day, I showed Allen and Baker my receipts for rent, in my rent-book, which was the way in which Mr. Ferns acknowledged receiving the rent—I told the prisoners so, and showed them the book—this is the book—I turned the prisoners out that day—I went to a solicitor in Hatton-garden, and stated the case to him—Baker

went away leaving Allen alone—I said to Allen, "You know you have no business here, and I, owing no rent, insist on your going out of the home"—he said, "I shall not go"—I said, "You shall go, I am determined you shall not stop in my place, I owe no rent, and you shall go"—I pat my hands on him—he said, "Mind, I shall not go without force "—he then said, "I don't want to make a disturbance, but mind, I consider you are forcing me out," and be went out—I was summoned for that, and fined 10s.—after Allen bad been turned out, he came in again—I said, "I will permit you to come in again, to show that I owe no rent, and to satisfy your mind that I really am not indebted to any body for rent"—a policeman was standing by, and I said, "If you like to come in you may, and I will show you my receipts"—this was between eight and nine o'clock—I did so—be said, "Very well, I think it seems to be all right on your part, I really don't think there can be any rent owing," and be went away, but before he went he said, "I shall see Mr. Lorimer to-morrow morning, and I will let you know what he says"—I saw him again next day—I saw him two or three times altogether—on the evening of the 11th of April, I was out—I returned some time after ten, and found a quantity of men in my house—the prisoners were amongst them, a man named West, and others—I first went into the parlour, and said, "Good God, what is the meaning of all this?"—somebody answered, "I don't know"—I cannot say whether that was in the prisoners' presence—I immediately left the house, and went round to Mr. Williams, the solicitor to the estate—when I returned, I saw Allen up stairs in the first-floor back-room, writing—Baker was running up and down the house, first in one room and then in another—at the time they came into the house I had two cheval-glasses, a silk dress, a metal watch, a bed, and other things—I have not seen any of the articles since but the two cheval-glasses—about two o'clock in the morning West came to me, and said, in the presence, I think, of both the prisoners, "I want 90l. odd," I think he said—I was present when the goods were removed—I think they began to remove them between one and two o'clock—I followed, and saw them taken to Mr. Stead's, an auctioneer's in Southampton-row.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. How long were the men in your house? A. I think till between four and five o'clock in the morning—I went to the station-house in the course of the time—I did not bring a policeman back with me—there was a policeman at the door—he did not come in, only at one part of the night, when I called out, "Murder," being nearly choked by one of the men—I wanted to get into the back-room, first-floor, it was full, I asked Allen many times for an inventory of the things they were "about to take away, and in order to get to Allen I had to push through the mob of men, and one of them laid hold of me round the throat—I thought he would have choked me—I got released from him at last, went into the front-room, and called out, "Murder"—I have seen that man since—I do not know where he lives—I did not give him in charge—I was taken to the station myself that night for an assault on West—he gave me in charge for it—I do not remember Baker saying, when I showed him my rent-book, "I don't know what to make of it"—I do not know that I showed him the book at all—it was only to Allen, I think—I went to Clerkenwell, and found Allen in custody—I did not bear a charge preferred against him by Baker for taking a glass—I do not know that there was any charge made against him—I did not give Baker in

charge—he was summoned to appear before the Magistrate, and was taken in charge there.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. You fay your name is Philip Marks? A. Yes.

Q. What other name have you got? A. John—John Phillips—John Philip Marks—my real name is John Philip Marks—I am called John Phillips—John Philip Marks has been my name ever since I was born—I have not always gone by that name—I originally went by the name of Philip Marks—John Philip Marks—I have been called Phil, for short—I have gone by the name of John Phillips for the last twelve yean—I sunk the "Marks," not for any cause—all my transactions have been conducted in the name of John Phillips for the last twelve years—my father's name was Marks—the name of John Phillips is over my door—I have no part'. cular reason for sinking the name of Marks—the Magistrate asked me the question, and I stated it to him—it is this—I was lodging in my father's house, I was about taking a house, it was rather a heavy house at that time for me, and as I had no particular friend to refer to, I referred to my father—my father said he did not exactly wish me to refer to him—I said I did not know anybody else, and in order to get the house I gare the reference to my father, and dropped the name of Marks—it was not a fabe name, because my name is Philip—I thought if I referred to my father, the person would think of course that he would not give me a bad character—the house I now keep is a brothel—I am married, and have sever children.

Q. I believe, before this distress was put in, application had been made to you by Mr. Lorimer, the attorney for Harper, had there not? A. I never saw him—I received a letter—I never answered that letter—I do not know that Mr. Lorimer made frequent calls at my house on the subject of rent for Harper—I gave the letter I received to the gentleman that has all the papers—I do not know that Mr. Lorimer has made repeated application, by calling, and otherwise, at my house, for the rent—Allen was the broker's man, as I understood from him—he was in possession—I was not there when they came—they left a distress paper—Allen referred me to Mr. Lorimer—I did not go to Mr. Lorimer to seek for any explanation about this subject.

COURT. Q. Then you perfectly understood, when Allen mentioned Lorimer to you, that he was the same person that had applied to you by letter? A. Oh, yes.

MR. CHARNOCK. Q. Was it not agreed between you and Harper that you were to pay him 2l. 10s. a week for this house? A. Never—I swear that—Harper has never applied to me for payment of the rent due to him—he has never done so in company with a person named Chapman—that I swear—he has not applied for any rent—no demand has ever been made on me in his name—I have never paid him any money since the transaction in 1839 on account of rent for this house—that I swear.

MR. BALLANTINE. Q. Look at this agreement? A. It is my own handwriting—it was written on the 22nd of May, 1889, as it is dated—that was at the time I took the interest of the house from Harper—I wrote it in Harper's presence, and he signed it—here is his mark—In the October following my taking possession of the premises I saw Harper, and be said, "If I do not have some money I will turn you out"—he said he had notice from Mr. Finnis that he was to leave the house, and therefore I must

leave it, or else I must give him a sum, and get myself accepted by Mr. Finniss—I went and saw Mr. Finnis, and afterwards I paid Harper, at different times, 10l.—I wrote this paper on one of those occasions, and put the amount on it, and he put his mark on it.

COURT. Q. Can he read? A. Not that I know of.

MR. BALLANTINE. Q. Did you read it out aloud to him? A. Yes—this letter—(looking at one dated 16th March, 1842,)—is one I received from Mr. Lorimer—I did not know Mr. Lorimer before this transaction—I believe I received two letters from Mr. Lorimer, neither of them was a demand for rent.

ROBERT SELDON . I am a painter and glazier. I see my handwriting at the bottom of this paper—(looking at the paper called the agreement)—hot as to the paper I do not know a word of it myself, for I never read it—I believe this signature to be my handwriting—I cannot swear that I saw it executed by the other parties before I wrote my name to it.

Q. Did you see Mr. Harper present? A. To tell you the truth, I do not know Mr. Harper—this is my handwriting, that is all I know.

COURT. Q. Where was that written by you? A. At No. 1, Eagle-street, Red Lion-square, at the time I used to work there—Mr. Phillips, or a man that went by the name of Phillips, asked me to sign it—I said I had no objection to do so—I do not recollect that there was any body present when I signed it, but Mr. Phillips—it is three years ago last May.

Ms. BALLANTINE. Q. Recollect, you have been examined on this subject before? A. No; if I have, I said the same—there was writing on the paper at the time I signed it, but I do not know a word of it—I am very sorry indeed that I signed my name without reading it, but I asked particulary at the time to read it, and it was denied me—I know Harper now by a party telling me some time ago that it was Harper, no more—I saw him one day this Sessions—I have said nothing to Harper—I might have mentioned a word to him about this matter, but no more than I have to Mr. Phillips—I have not talked this matter over with Harper, not any thing that could be brought forward here.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRT. Q. Did you on one occasion lately mistake a person for Harper? A. I did.

WILLIAM FINNIS . I am agent for Mr. Crudis, who lives at North Shields. I am his agent for an estate which he has in Eagle-street—I let this house in Eagle-street to Harper, I think in the Spring of 1839—I believe He took possession of the house—after a short time I found that he and Phillips were quarrelling about the house—I told them if they did not settle the quarrel I should turn them both out—after that I received the rent from Phillips, and have done so for a very long time, I should think for full two years and a half—I received 2l. a-week rent from him—I have considered him as my tenant, and treated him as such, at 2l. a-week—it was a weekly tenancy—I should say 2l. a-week was a very excellent rent for that house—he also held of me the next house to it, for which he paid 16*. a-week—for a portion of the time I gave receipts for the rents of those two houses in different books, 2l. in one book, and 16s. in another, but to save trouble, I told him to get a new book, and I put both down in one book—the terms on which the house was let to Harper was in writing—I received rent from Harper for some time—I understood it was sent from him—I never received any rent direct from him himself, that I am aware of, but I considered it as received from him—Phillips made a

representation to me, in consequence of which I treated him as my tenant—I should say he did not show me this receipt at the time he made that representation—this receipt is my own handwriting—I gave it to HARPER for the fixtures—I should say this was one of the documents which was made at the time the agreement between myself and Harper took place—I should say decidedly that Phillips did not show me this document—I never saw that document since I wrote it till I saw it at Clerkenwell—I would not swear it positively, but such is my impression and belief.

COURT. Q. Did Harper pay you 15l.? A. He did, at the time he signed the agreement, and I gave him this receipt for 15l.

MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. I see it is for Mr. Williams's fixture? A. Yes, Williams was the previous tenant—I paid Williams the 15l., and got it back from Harper—the receipt is dated the 21st of May, 1839.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. Is this book you produce a copy from another book? A. No, it is the original book when I put the two sums in one.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. I believe yon were called a by Mr. Lorimer some time since? A. Yes—the letting of these premises was between me and Harper—Mr. Williams, Mr. Crudis' solicitor, has got the agreement—he has got it now as far as I know—I believe this it a paper I gave to Harper—I presume it is part of a book which Harper first had—it is my handwriting—Harper did not deposit any money in my bands beyond the 15l.

Q. Did he ever deposit 20l. in your hand about an ejectment? A. On my honour I think I have some recollection of his offering to do something of the sort, now you name it—he certainly did not deposit 20l. with me for the purpose of my ejecting Phillips—I have no recollection of its being for the purpose of some professional man being employed to eject him; yes, I think I have some recollection of it, and I believe it was Mr. Knight—I believe it was offered, but I do not think I took it—my impression is that I declined it, but there was some talk about it.

COURT. Q. How long ago is that? A. At the time Phillips and Harper were quarrelling, and at the time I said I should turn them both out.

MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. After that quarrelling, so far as you know, did they appear to be friendly and to have reconciled their differences A. I never saw them together in my life afterwards.

ROSETTA MARKS . I am the prosecutor's wife; I do not live at No. 3 Eagle-street; I was there on the 11th of April last. At half-past nine o'clock that evening a person outside asked for Eliza—I answered from the passage, without opening the door, that no such person lived there—the door was shut—the door was then burst open, and a set of men broke in—the two prisoners, West, and others, were among them—I asked to be allowed to fetch my husband—West said, in the prisoners' presence, if I would go out I should not come in again—Allen, Baker, and west were giving directions—they ran up stairs into the back-parlour—I expostulated with them, and told them we did not owe any rent, and that the man who called himself my landlord was no more my landlord than they were—they called for rent due to Harper—they had said so on the 5th, when they came—I saw Allen writing an inventory in the first floor back room—there were two cheval glasses on the premises that night—these now produced are them.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. You were examined at Clerken-well? A. Yes—the door that was burst open was shut with a latch inside—that latch was not broken when they came in—I was out on the 5th of April, and when I came home I found Allen sitting in the back-parlour—my husband was there before me—I did not ask him what he wanted, nor did he reply, "Oh, you know, I have come for 161l. rent for Mr. Harper"—I swear that.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. Is your name Phillips or Marks? Why, I was married in the name of Marks—I have gone by the name of Phillips for the last twelve or fourteen years—we have no name over our door—we had when my husband kept a broker's shop—he has not got a shop now—we had the name of Phillips over the shop.

PHILLIP MARKS re-examined. I have got all my goods back again—I got them at the last examination before the Magistrate—I never paid any rest to any one but Mr. Ferris—I have not paid any rent to get the goods back.

MR. CHARNOCK. Q. It was in. consequence of your threatening to bring an action that the people gave them up to you? A. No; I used no threat at all.

COURT. Q. How did you get them back? A. Some application was made before the Magistrate to return the goods, and they allowed me to bare them back—Mr. Dukes went with me, by the Magistrate's desire, and they gave them up.

JOHN CHARLES SAMUEL STEAD . I keep auction-rooms in Southamptonrow, Russell-square. On the 11th of April a quantity of goods were brought to me by Baker, Allen, and others—I do not think West came when the goods came—they came after nine o'clock at night, and continued coming throughout the night until the morning—I think there were three van-loads, but not closely loaded—several cheval-glasses were among them, like those produced—they were brought there for the purpose of my selling them by auction—it was represented as a distress—between one and two o'clock next day the two prisoners came to my ware house, at least, Baker did; I am not quite clear of Allen; I think he was with him—they took away two cheval glasses like these, as I would not advance them any more money to pay their expenses, having received a notice from the other party not to do so—I am in the habit of advancing money on things intended for immediate sale, and we deduct the money when they are sold—they said they supposed I bad no objection to them taking the glasses away, as they had not enough to pay the men that brought the goods—ten or a dozen men were employed, or perhaps more—I never had goods brought to my auction-room all night long in this way before—they had applied to me in business hours—I held the property for Baker—he is a broker, I believe, at Somers'-town, I believe, but I do not know his address—I never saw his place—it was my first transaction with him—he represented that he had levied these goods—I advanced 4l. 2s. 6d. on the goods, to pay the men—they would not work without their money—I had never done that before—I did not receive any papers from any of the parties when they brought the goods—I did receive a paper which I handed up at Clerkenwell—it was an indemnity, I tink, from Mr. Harper—I did not see Mr. Harper until afterwards—took nothing away but the two cheval glasses.

COURT. Q. What became of the rest of the things on your premises? A. They were taken away by Baker and his assistants, on the 14th, after I had received a notice from the other side.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. They moved them away in the open day? A. Yes—Baker did not give me a printed bill when he came to me—he told me the men were clamorous, and wanted money, and I lent him 4l. 2s. 6d.—it is the custom for brokers to be responsible to the men that assist them—Baker repaid me the money I advanced.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. What time were the two glasses removed? A. At two or three o'clock in the afternoon—I do not know who carried them out—they were delivered by Baker's orders—they had previously applied to me for more money to pay the men—they did not say they would pawn the glasses—they removed nothing except the two glasses—all the other things were removed in the van.

MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. Did you ever know it the custom to pawn any of the goods in this way? A. No—I had a lien on the goods for ware house-rent—Baker paid me in money on the 14th, before the goods went away—I said I should not deliver them till I was paid.

WILLIAM CLARK . I am shopman to Mr. Brown, a pawnbroker in Gray's Inn-road. One of these coeval glasses was pawned on the 12th of April, for 3l. 10s., by Allen, in the name of Robert Baker—he said that was his name, and it was his own glass.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. When did you ever represent that before? A. At the police-office—I asked him his name, he said, "Robert Baker"—I asked if it was his own, and he said it was—I also asked if he was a broker—he said, "Yes," and that was sufficient for me, after giving me his address—it was between two and three o'clock—I should have hesitated taking it in if he had not been a broker—he gave bis address as "19, Brill-place"—I do not know whether he lives there JOHN BAGULEY. I am shopman to Mr. barker, a pawnbroker in High Holborn. On the 12th of April, Baker pledged this other cheval glut for 3l., in the name of Robert Baker, housekeeper, 19, Brill-place—he produced a written bill of his premises and occupation.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRT. Q. Have you got the bill with you? A. No, I did not take it from him—it was one similar to this—(looking at one,)

JOHN REYNOLDS . On the night of the 11th of April, I was at the Sugar Loaf, in King-street, Drury-lane, having a pint of beer—about nine o'clock a person came in, and asked if I wanted a job—I asked what for he said, to go on a seizure—when I came out, I saw Baker, who asked me if I would go and earn 5l.—I asked him what to do—he said to seize on a house—I went to Eagle-street—seven or eight of us went out of the Sugar Loaf, and went to the Colonnade—I do not know how many joined us there—there were about fifteen of us when we got to Eagle-street, and there were more there—Baker went and knocked at the door—I saw a piece of paper in his hand—I did not hear him say what it was—I heard somebody say they had a warrant to seize, when we got in—I cannot say who it was said so—to the best of my knowledge it must have been put nine when we got in—I went into the back-parlour, and sat down along-side the fire, with another young man—while sitting there I saw Alien writing in a book on the table—a little girl came in, went over to the drawers, and pulled out a little bag—Allen said, "That is money," and

he walked over, put his hand into the drawer, and took something out, bat what it was I cannot swear—I saw him put his hand in and pull it out again—he did not take the money from the girl—I cannot swear it was a watch that he took—I cannot swear what he had in his hand when he took it out—I thought he had something—I said to the young man alongside of me, "It is not right to take any thing out of the drawers," and Allen told me to mind my own business—the drawers were at my back in the back-parlour—I did not hear that what he took out of the drawer was put into the inventory—I did not see Baker in the room at the time Allen did this—next day four or five of us went from the Sugar Loaf to Mr. Stead's, to see if the things were moved—as I was standing outside, Baker came up to roe, and said he could not give me a job—I laid I did not want a job—he said as soon as the things were sold, he would make me a recompense—I said I did not want one—he said "You need not have any thing to do with Mr. Phillips, if he comes"—he made no allusion to what had taken place the night before at the drawer, nor did I—I only said I wanted no more to do with it.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. Did you not tell Mr. Phillips, after the examination before the Magistrate, that you were not quite certain whether it was a watch or a glove? A. No.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. Have you been in any trouble at any time A. No, I was in the station all Saturday night—I never saw the prisoners before the night in question.

LEWIS PHILIP MARKS . I am the prosecutor's son, and am sixteen yean old. On the evening of the 11th of April, when I came home, I found a crowd in the house—I had a watch, which I kept in a drawer of a chest of drawers, in the back parlour—I saw it last the day before they broke in—I have not seen it since—there was no money in that drawer—the watch was kept loose in the drawer—I do not know that there was anything kept in a bag—there was paper there, but none with writing on it.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. How many persons were there at the time you refer to? A. About sixteen or eighteen—I was not examined before the Magistrate—I recollect Mr. Lorimer calling at my father's house several times—he did not leave his name with me—I knew his face very well—he called several times—he did not leave hit card—I told my father.

MR. PRENDEROAST. Q. What time did he call? A. I cannot say—it was about the middle of the day—Mr. Lorimer lives in Lincoln's-inn-chambers, at the corner of Gate-street—I never went there.

HENRY JAMES SAMPSON . I am a cutler, and live at No. 4, Eagle-street—I was at the prosecutor's house on the 11th of April—I did not see anything done with any blankets, or other articles—I saw the wardrobe broken open by West, in Allen's presence—I did not see anything taken from it.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. Did you not hear the men say they would not work any more unless they had some money? A. I did—I saw Baker give some money to West, and West gave it to another man in the back parlour.

MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. These are generally ready-money transactions, are they not? A. Generally.


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Reference Numbert18420613-1801
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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Holloway. Q. Did you not say, you saw me lift up the glass and take out something square and white? A. No—I said I saw you take something out.

CHARLES CHURCHILL (police-sergeant V 29.) I was sent for to Mr. Russell's shop—he gave the prisoners into custody—I took them to the station—I found this knife and 11d. on Brown,—on Holloway I found 1s. 4d.

MR. RUSSELL. This knife belongs to me.

Holloway's Defence, I went to Hampton-court, and began singing to get a few halfpence to get a lodging; I met Brown, and asked him to go with me, which he did for about an hour; I then left him, and he came after me; he met a man with a frock coat on, who asked him to buy these things of him, which he did for is. 10d.; I own I went into the prosecutor's shop, his wife came out, and I asked if she had any fourpenny or fivepenny cards; Mr. Woolridge says, we were both in the shop, but I will take my oath Brown was outside. '

BROWN— GUILTY . Aged 13.— Confined Six Months.

HOLLOWAY— GUILTY . Aged 16.— Confined Six Months and Whipped.

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HENRY HOLMES . I am porter to a stationer in King-street. I saw Mr. Harrison running after the prisoner up Castle-street—I saw the prisoner throw this handkerchief over the railing, and it lodged on the rails—I took it up and gave it to the policeman.

THOMAS BROWN (City police-constable, No, 215.) I took the prisoner, and saw Holmes take the handkerchief from the railing.

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CATHERINE SARAH MOON . I am the wife of John Moon, of John-street, Tottenham-court-road. On the 29th of April I took a bundle of

things to Mrs. Le Cheminant to be mangled—it contained sixteen articles, the sheet and other things stated in the indictment—they were my husband's—these now produced are them.

ISABELLA LE CHEMINANT . I am the wife of Nicholas Le Cheminant, and live at No. 12, John-street. On Friday morning, the 29th of April, about eleven or twelve o'clock, Mrs. Moon brought me the things to he mangled—I put the bundle in the window—I went out for an hour and a half—I left three children in the room, the eldest seven years old—when I came back I missed the bundle—I know these articles, I have had them to mangle several times.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Had you known the prisoner? A. She had brought mangling to me twice before—she did not bring me any that day, nor for a good while before—I did not know where she lived—she always came for what she brought

MARY BADCOCK . I live at No. 15, Windmill-street. On Friday, the 29th of April, the prisoner brought me a dozen and four articles to be mangled—there was a shirt, sheet, some children's pinafores and other things—these are the articles—(looking at them)—she said they were for her mother, and she would fetch them at four o'clock—she brought a dress with them, waited for that to be done, and took it away—I mangled the other things, and put them up—the officer afterwards came with the prisoner—he asked me, in her presence, if she had brought me a parcel to mangle—I gave him the parcel.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know her before that day? A. No.

JASPER BALDRY (police-constable E 43.) I found the prisoners Windmill-street, Tottenham-court-road, on the 29th of April—some of the bystanders said she had stolen a bundle of linen, and taken it to Mrs. Badcock's—the prisoner said she did not take them with an intention of stealing them, but she had been sent by her mistress to get them, done or undone—she then said it was not her mistress, but a woman named Mack—I went to Mrs. Badcock's and got the things—I then went to Mrs. Mack, who denied having sent the prisoner on any errand, and said she knew nothing of her but by seeing her clean the steps for a few days.

Cross-examined. Q. Who is Mrs. Mack? A. Her name is M'Nairs, I believe—she is keeping a house for her brother—the prisoner said, to her absence, that she had sent her for them; but when Mrs. M 'Nairn was present the prisoner said she should say nothing.

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

GUILTY . Aged 14.— Transported for Seven Years.

NEW COURT.—Tuesday, June 14th, 1842.

Seventh Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1808
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1808. GEORGE CLANCEY was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 1 3/4 yards of silk, value 2s.; 1 yard of woollen-cloth, value 10s.; the goods of Elias Moses and another, his masters.

MR. BALLANTINE conducted the Prosecution.

ISAAC MOSES . I am a tailor and clothier, in the Minories, in partnership

with my father, Elias Moses. The prisoner was my cutter and foreman for about nine months—on the 19th of May I received information from his wife by a letter—I called the prisoner into a private room, and said," Clancey, I understand you have been robbing me"—he said he expected something of that kind would come from me, or words to that effect—I showed him this piece of Persian silk—I said, "Clancy, what do you say to this?"—he said he expected that would be brought forwards against him, that his wife had bought it for a bonnet—I said be must be convinced in his own mind, that I must be aware that this was my property, he might as well tell the truth, as I knew, perhaps, more than he was aware of—he then made a statement, in consequence of which I went to hit father's house, and there saw a little boy—I noticed he had a jacket on—I believe, from the appearance of it, it was part of my property—I took it back, and showed it to the prisoner, and said, "Clancey, what do you say to this?"—he said he took the doth and had it made up for nothing—a man who was at work for the establishment made it up for him—I believe the silk and cloth to be mine.'

Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. You found it bad been made of cloth cut off from time to time? A. No, at one time—it was not a new jacket when I found it—when I charged the prisoner with the silk, he said he expected to hear something of the kind from me, as his wife had threatened that she would charge him—ours is an extensive business—we make up a large quantity in a week.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1809
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1809. JAMES HANCOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May, 3/4 yard of satin, value s.; 3/4 yard of cotton-cloth, value 4s.; 4 yards of cloth, value 26s.; 2 yards of kerseymere, value 12s.; 5 yards of woollen-doth, value 3l.; the goods of William Barber and another, his masters; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 31.— Confined Three Months.

NEW COURT.—Wednesday, June 15th, 1842.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1810
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1810. CHARLES SWIFT was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April, 98lbs. weight of pork, value 3l. 19l., the goods of Joseph Flowerday; to which he pleaded

GUILTY .*** Aged 22.— Transported for Seven Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1811
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1811. WILLIAM LOVELL was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June, 1 box, value 2s.; 6 table-cloths, value 1l. 10s.; 9 napkins, value 1l.; 6 doileys, value 6s. 4d.; 8 towels, value 1l. 4s.; 8 sheets, value 1l; 5 pillow-cases, value 5s.; 6 handkerchiefs, value 12s.; and 2 petticoats, value 6s.; the goods of John Ewins; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . † Aged 22.— Transported for Seven Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1812
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1812. WILLIAM HATCH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May, 3 pairs of trowsers, value 11s., the goods of Benjamin Prew; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 57.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1813
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1813. RICHARD ELDRIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May, 8 shillings, 6 sixpences, and 2 farthings, the monies of Thomas Jones, from the person of Ann Jones .

ANN JONES . I am the wife of Thomas Jones, tailor, of Charterhouse-street. On the 28th of May, at a quarter-past ten o'clock at night, I was coming down Butcher-hall-lane—I got opposite Angel-street-four men were standing there, and the instant I passed, they followed me—when I got to the Blue-coat-buildings, I felt a drag at my pocket-hole—I turned round, and instantly touched the prisoner's hand—one of his companions trod on my dress, to attract my attention—I did not regard it, but went after the prisoner, and I said, "You have robbed me"—he said, "No such thing, what does the woman mean?"—I said, "You have"—he went back—his companions joined him—they went up the street, and turned back—I said, "Go where you will, I will follow you till a policeman comes"—I followed him half-way up the street—he there passed something to his companions, but I cannot say what—the prisoner was the only one near me when I felt this tug—I lost eight shillings, six sixpences, and two farthings—in a few minutes the policeman came up, and I gave the prisoner into custody—the policeman said, "I don't see that you have any particular charge against him"—I said, "I have lost my money; this man has stolen it from me; if that is not a charge I. don't know what is"—we walked on to near Bartholomew-close—the persons in the crowd said, " Don't leave him, you had better see him to the station-house"—I said, "You see this policeman is not willing to take him, what can I do?"—the policeman said, "I don't see that you have any particular charge against him; you had better make it up quietly," or o' comfortably"—I said, "If you will come to my husband, I will state the case to him, he can do as he thinks proper; if he feels inclined to make it up, I have nothing farther to do, but remember he is the man who has stolen iny money."

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. How far is Charter House-street from where you lost your money? A. Not very far—I saw four men at the end of Angel-street—I passed at the back of them—I heard the feet of several persons coming after me—it might be about twenty minutes from the time I lost my money till the policeman came up—Mr. Waddington came up—I had seen him before—he did not go to the station—I did not tell the policeman I felt a pull at my pocket—I put my hand, and felt a man's hand, and saw the prisoner the nearest to me—I seized his hand—the policeman said he could go nowhere but to the station—I do not know what was to prevent the prisoner from running away—he said, "What does the woman follow me about for? I am an innocent man."

JOHN WADDINGTON . I am in the employ of Mr. Collier, of Bartholomew-close. I was passing down Butcher-hall-lane—I heard the prosecutrix say, "This man has robbed me," turning to the prisoner—I collared him—the prosecutrix said to the policeman, "I give this man in charge for robbing me," or "picking my pocket"—he listened to what she had to say for a considerable time, and then said, "You must go with me, and then I left—the policeman took the prisoner into custody—the prosecutrix said in the crowd, "You see this man is not willing to take the charge.

Q. How long was it from the time you first came up till the man was taken? A. About twenty minutes—I did not hold him all that time—he was walking about within ten or twenty yards—it was a quarter-past ten o'clock—he declared his innocence several times, and said be was not the man—I held him for about five minutes before the policeman came.

JOHN POWER (City police-constable, No. 212.) I was called by Mrs.

Jones—she gave the prisoner in charge, and said he had robbed her—she said, "You take this man in charge"—I said, "What is the charge?"—she said she felt a pull, put her hand, and felt a man's hand, the prisoner as nearest to her, and this was the man—I made no objection to taking the charge.

Cross-examined. Q. Did she ever tell you it was the prisoner's hand that was in her pocket? A. No, she did not—I searched, and found one shilling, one sixpence, four penny-pieces, and two halfpence on him—I never said (they had better make it up quietly and comfortably—I do not know Mr. Jones at all—I have been to the house.

GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Ten Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1814
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation; Imprisonment

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1814. JOHN TYRRELL and LOUISA MORRISS were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 1 purse, value 3d., and 1 handkerchief, value 8d.; the goods of Jonathan Hastings: and 1 half-crown, the monies of Emma Hastings, from the person of Sarah Hastings; and that Tyrrell had been before convicted of felony.

SARAH HASTINGS . I am eleven years old. On Thursday morning, the 12th of May, my mother gave me a half-crown in a purse, to go to the pawnbroker's to get something out—as I went the prisoners and a little boy overtook me—the little boy took the handkerchief from me, which contained the purse and money, and gave it to Morriss—Tyrrell was with her—the boy ran away—the prisoners kept together—I ran and told my mother, and got a policeman—the boy was close to the prisoners when he took the money—there was a duplicate in the handkerchief.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Did you call after the boy to bring back the bundle? A. Yes—I am quite sure the prisoners and the boy were all together—the boy said, "What have you got there?"—I told him I had nothing, and he took it out of my hand.

ELIZABETH HASTINGS . I am the wife of Jonathan Hastings, and the mother of Sarah Hastings. I gave her the duplicate and half-crown to go and get this gown out of pawn—this handkerchief is my husband's, and the half-crown was my daughter Emma's, who is in service.

EMMA HASTINGS . I am the daughter of Elizabeth Hastings. I pawned this gown at Uxbridge—I sent the duplicate and half-crown to my mother to get it out.

RICHARD DAVIS . I am a pawnbroker. Tyrrell came to me, and redeemed this gown with the duplicate on the 19th of May.

JOHN SCOTNEY (police-constable T 180.) I went after the prisoners, and met them near Uxbridge—I asked if they had come along Cowley-road that morning—they both said they had not—I took them, and found the purse in Tyrrell's pocket, and this handkerchief on Morriss, and the gown and shawl, which had been redeemed.

Tyrrell's Defence. There was no one to be seen when Morriss picked up the half-crown and duplicate.

WILLIAM GRIFFIN , (police-constable T 177.) I produce a certificate of Tyrrell's former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office—(read)—he is the person.

TYRRELL— GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Ten Years. MORRISS— GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined One Year.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1815
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1815. JOHN HORSNELL was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May, 1 pair of gloves, value 2s.; 1 purse, value 1s. 6d.; the goods of Sydney Hampden Jenkins; 13 keys, value 2s. 6d.; and 1 bag, value 5; the goods of John Jenkins, his master.

JOHN JENKINS . I am an undertaker and trunk-maker, in Liverpool-street, Bishopsgate—the prisoner was my apprentice—I have lost a great quantity of property from my room—on the 15th of May, the prisoner absented him. self, and came back at ten o'clock on the 23rd of May—I told him there had been a robbery while I was out of town—he told me he should go to his uncle's—I said he might go—I sent for a policeman, and gave him into custody the next day on suspicion of a robbery—he was searched at the station—a purse and gloves were found on him, which belong to my brother—from some circumstances I broke open his box in presence of Rippen, my foreman, and found thirteen keys which belong to different trunks and boxes, some of them will unlock my drawers—my brother is not here—all I speak to is the keys—they are mine.

Cross-examined by MR. RYLAND. Q. HOW long has he been with you? A. Two years; his father is a respectable farmer in Essex, and he has as uncle in London—one of these keys will open a chest of drawers, from which I lost a gold seal—the prisoner was in the habit of going to customers who wanted a key to a trunk—I believe we have a customer named Hunt, but he had no locks taken off lately—these keys are of as value—I had 35l. premium with the prisoner—I did not call in a policeman till the Tuesday—the prisoner came back on the Monday night—I told him I had a great mind to give him into custody, but I would rather he would go to his uncle's—he was a City apprentice—he said, "Yon will have to meet me before the Chamberlain to-morrow"—that was not the first time I talked about an officer—he was not at home when I had the box broken open—I had another apprentice, and he occupied the same room.

ROBERT DAVIS , (City police-constable, No. 491.) I took the prisoner and found this blue silk purse and a pair of gloves on him, which were identified by the prosecutor's brother at the station—I got these keys from the prosecutor.

STEPHEN QUESNALL , (City police-constable, No. 618.) I saw the prisoner on the 22nd of May, he told me he had been into the country, and was going home to his master's. NOT GUILTY .

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1816
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1816. JOHN LAZARUS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 1 breast-pin, value 15l. 15s., the goods of John Fox Seaton, from his person.

JOHN FOX SEATON . I live in St. Mary Axe—about eleven o'clock in the morning of the 19th of May, I was at the parade in St. James's park—there was a review by Prince Albert—at the moment the Prince went by I felt a pull at my cravat—I then looked, and the prisoner was by my side, and had his hands up—he had a dark handkerchief or cloth, and in that cloth was my diamond pin—I saw it in the cloth in his hands, that I swear—the pin was worth fifteen guineas—I said to him, "Where is my pin?"—he immediately threw it down, pointed to it, and said, "There it is, sir, I picked it up."

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. What business do you follow? A. I am a spirit merchant, and am on a visit in St. Mary Axe—there was a great pressure from the crowd—before I lost my pin there was a rush to

see the Prince—when I first saw the prisoner he was at my right side—I never saw him before.

GODFREY DETHICK . I was with the prosecutor—there was a great rush with the mob—I saw the prisoner put his hand or arm over the prosecutor's shoulder, take out his pin and throw it on the ground—I heard him say, "There is your pin"—I do not think he could have taken it because it was loose, or to save it from falling, or any thing of that kind—he did not throw it down before my friend asked him where it was—I seized him.

Cross-examined. Q. Was he behind the prosecutor? A. A little behind, sideways—there were other persons behind him at the time the rush took place—I saw a handkerchief in the prisoner's hand—the policeman gave it back to him.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1817
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1817. HARRIET FEWKES was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of December, 40 yards of sackcloth, value 2l. 10s., the goods of Thomas Henry and another, her masters.

WILLIAM FENNER . I am shopman to Thomas Henry and David Henry. The prisoner came on the 31st of December—she said Sherman was ill at home, and she had come for her work—believing that, I gave her forty yards of sackcloth to make up—she was to have brought it back in two or three days, but in three weeks or a month I found this cloth at the pawnbroker's—it is our cloth, but I cannot swear it is what I gave her that morning—I made inquiries of her about the work, but she had previously sent a man she said was her husband, with the duplicate.

ELEANOR SHERMAN . I did not send the prisoner to Mr. Henry's for work—she had taken home work for me before—I was not aware she had any work for me.

Prisoner. Q. Do you mean you never trusted me with work? Witness. Yes, to take home—I did not know of any being pledged. ROBERT GEE (police-constable K 179.) I took the prisoner, and told her she was charged with obtaining work from Mr. Henry—she turned to her husband, and said, "I thought you made it all right"—he said, "You know I have done nothing of the sort; I know nothing at all about it"—she said, "I have pledged the things, and sent the duplicate to Mr. Henry's."

Prisoner's Defence. I sent them by desire of Mrs. Sherman; we were working together for one warehouse; she knew about the pawning; she said she had seen Thomas, who was employed for Mr. Henry, and she said I might send the duplicate, which I did. GUILTY . Aged 40.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Four Months.

(There was another indictment against the prisoner.)

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1818
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1818. THOMAS NEWMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May, 1 wheel, value 2l.; and 1 work-bench, value 3s.; the goods of Edward Rathbone.

EDWARD RATHBONE . I live at Trigg Wharf, Upper Thames-street, I had a wheel and work-bench safe, about ten months ago—I know the prisoner by working for my brother—I have seen my property since in the policeman's possession.

MARY BENNETT . The prisoner brought this wheel to my house on the

31st of May, at eight o'clock in the morning—he said he would leave it for the carpenter up stairs.

JOHN THOMAS DRAPER . I lodge at Bennett's. I bought this bench of the prisoner about seven weeks ago.

Cross-examined by MR. BALLANTINE. Q. Did you give him a gallon of beer for it? A. I gave him 1s. 4d.—I said it was worth about that—I was to buy the wheel likewise, if I approved of it—he asked me to buy it after I bought the bench—which is only old touchwood—I bought it for fire-wood—it is about a fortnight since he offered the wheel for sale—I am in Mr. Connor's employ—I worked in the yard—I did not see the wheel there—I have heard where it came from.


Sixth Jury, before Edward Bullock, Esq.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1819
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1819. RICHARD SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May, 1 coat, value 9s.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 6s.; 1 waistcoat, value 3s.; and 1 handkerchief, value 2s.; the goods of John Carpenter; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 21.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1820
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1820. GEORGE TREE was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May, 3/4 of a lb. weight of leather, value 2s. 2d., the goods of Robert Taylor and another, his masters; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1821
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1821. SHADRACH MITCHELL was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June, 681bs. weight of potatoes, value 1s. 6d., the goods of Elizabeth Parrott and others; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

JOHN PARROTT . I am a farmer, and live at Harmondsworth—there is a small farm belonging to my sister Elizabeth and two other sisters—I manage it for them. On the 5th of June they had a pit of potatoes-I examined it on the 6th of June, and found it had been opened, and between a bushel and a sack of potatoes stolen—I had seen it safe within a week—I received information, and gave information to the policeman-I have seen some potatoes since, and they correspond exactly with those in the pit—they are a particular sort, called "Regents." THOMAS DUGGAN (police-constable T 28.) I received information, in consequence of which I went to the prisoner's house, about ten o'clock at night, a short distance from Cranford-bridge—I found him there—I asked if his name was Mitchell—he said it was—I said I came to apprehend him for stealing potatoes from Miss Parrott, and asked him if he had any potatoes—he said he had—he took me down stairs, and took out a sack which contained about five pecks of these potatoes—I have matched them with those in the pit, and they seem the same—I asked how he came by them—he said he purchased them at the door of a hawker whom he did not know. HENRY PETERS. I am a labourer, living at Harmondsworth. At five o'clock on Sunday morning, the 5th of June, I was with George Cordery minding horses, and saw the prisoner coming out of the meadow-gate in the direction from the potato-pit, about 140 yards from it, with a sack on his shoulder containing something that looked like potatoes—he said, "Come and wipe this stuff off my shoes"—I asked what he had been doing—he said, "On the prigging system"—he went away off the field.

Prisoner. Q. What had you been doing? A. Sitting down in the field—I had not been cutting Mr. Hurt's osiers—I did not tell you not to say you had seen me.

GEORGE CORDERY . I am a labourer. On Sunday, the 5th of June, I was with Peters minding horses in a field near Miss Parrott's—I saw the prisoner coming from their potato place—he had a sack on his shoulder—he asked Peters to come and wipe the dust off his shoes—he went, and then Peters asked what he had been at—he said, on the prigging system.

JOHN PASCOE (police-sergeant F 19.) 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 32.— Transported for Seven Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1822
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1822. JOSEPH PITTOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May, 1 purse, value 6s.; 2 sovereigns, and 3 shillings; the property of Edward Hugh Edwards.

DOROTHY ELIZABETH EDWARDS . I am the wife of Edward Hugh Edwards, and live in Bedford-row. On Thursday, the 12th of May, I took a cab from home to go to Pall-mall, and went to the Water Colour Exhibition with a young friend—the prisoner drove the cab—I had a bag on my arm, and a purse in it, containing 2 sovereigns and 3 shillings—I had seen the money in the purse a few minutes before I left home—I referred to my purse before I left the cab, and I imagined that I put it in my bag again—when I got up the steps of the Exhibition, and was going to pay the admission-money, I discovered my purse was gone—I went down as quickly as possible into the street, but the cab was gone—I went into the Haymarket, but it was no use—I have not seen my purse again.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. When was the prisoner taken? A. On. Monday, the 16th—this happened on Thursday, the 12th—he had been twice to our house between those days—he came for the purpose of explaining that he had not got the purse—he said he heard I had lost my purse, and admitted that he drove me—I did not know the number of the cab—my husband is a solicitor—I am quite sure I had my purse when I was in the cab—my friend paid the fare—she gave him half-a-crown, and he gave her 1s. change.

MARY ANN PROCTER . I live in Pall-mall East. On Thursday, the 12th of May, I was standing at my window, which is directly over the Water Colour Exhibition—I remember a cab coming with Mrs. Edwards to the Exhibition—immediately she had got out I saw a purse lying in the gutter—I saw the cab-man, when he got down to shut the door stoop, and with his right hand take up the purse, then he got on the box and drove away.

Cross-examined. Q. What are you? A. A lodging-house keeper—the door of the gallery does not project—it was a wet day—I do not remember whether many cabs drove up—I was only there a few minutes—I saw the number of the cab—I gave a number, but I cannot tell what number I gave—I gave a wrong number—I did not know the prisoner's person—I saw the two ladies run out, as if going to try to overtake the cab—when they came back, I saw Mrs. Edwards at the door—I went and told her—I do not remember that there was any one there who opened and shut the cab doors—I saw the purse through the steps of the cab, it

was a dark purse—I did not see it drop from Mrs. Edwards, but there was none there when the cab came up—it was not raining then.

JAMES CHURCHYARD (police-constable C 174.) In consequence of in formation I took the prisoner in charge—he denied all knowledge of the purse, but said he drove the ladies.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you take him on the morning of the 16th of May? A. I did—he was in bed.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1823
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Imprisonment

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1823. MARGARET NEWMAN and ELIZA NEWMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May, 4 3/4 yards of woollen cloth, called doeskin, value 1l. 5s., the goods of Francis Stebbing; to which

ELIZA NEWMAN pleaded GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Six Months

WILLIAM LANE WALKER . I am in the employ of Francis Stebbing, a woollen-draper, in Holborn. On the 25th of May, the prisoners came together into my master's shop—Elizabeth asked for some twist—we showed her some—while she was looking at it, Margaret took from a pile of goods on the end of a counter, a piece of doe-skin, and concealed it under her cloak—they both went out—I went after them, and took hold of Margaret, turned aside her cloak, and saw the doe-skin—she had got three or four yards from the door—the policeman took it from her—this is it—it is my master's.

DAVID HEWITT (City police-constable, No, 233.) I took the prisoners, and took this from Margaret's hand.

Margaret's Defence. I went with my sister to buy a bonnet lining; I went into the shop—she gave me a piece of cloth to put under my cloak; I did not know what she meant to do with it; when we went out she was going to take it; the man came and took me.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

MARGARET— GUILTY . Aged 14. Confined Four Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1824
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1824. THOMAS NORTH was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of February, 440 pictures, value 15l.; the goods of Thomas Crump Lewis and another.

ANN TREGEAR . I am a widow, and carry on the business of s print seller, in partnership with Thomas Crump Lewis, in Cheapside. In the morning of the 8th of February, the prisoner came to our house and said he was in the employ of Messrs. Shepherd and Sutton, of Foster-lane— he said, if he had samples of our goods, he thought he could do a great deal of business for us—I referred him to Mr. Lewis, who was in the shop—I had known the prisoner thirteen years—I asked him if he was in the employ of Messrs. Shepherd and Sutton; he said, "Yes."

Cross-examined by MR. JONES. Q. Had you known him as a book-seller, in Paternoster-row? A. No—I knew him when he was in business for himself, I think in Fleet-street—I was never at his shop-he had had a good many dealings with Mr. Tregear, in the way of business—he said he was in the employ of Messrs. Shepherd and Sutton, and in reply to a question I had put to him, I believe he said, he was going to travel for Shepherd and Sutton—I have been in partnership with Mr. Lewis since the 27th of last September—the partnership is established by deeds—the deeds remain to be signed—they are not signed—an agreement was

signed—it is at my solicitor's—we have each a solicitor—my solicitor has drawn the deeds—each solicitor has an agreement in writing—I executed that agreement some months back—I am quite sure of that—I am the administratrix to Mr. Tregear—I have had no obstacles in settling my late husband's affairs since I entered into the partnership—there are two or three creditors that did not come into the agreement—we have stock which is accumulating daily—I have charged the prisoner for fraud in obtaining goods under false pretences—they were not to be sold—the prints which are the subject of this charge belonged to my late husband—I have been a widow since February, 1841—these prints were in the house, and were kept in the drawer as patterns—I have administered to the estate—they were part of the estate, and they have always remained so—I have not rendered any account to the Prerogative Court as administratrix—I administered about twelve months ago—I made a proposition which was acceded to, and it was paid by Mr. Tregear's property which he left—these prints were part of it—they still remain as my property.

COURT. Q. Do you recollect when this agreement was signed? A. I do not recollect the day—I think it was five or six months ago—there have been goods bought on account of Mr. Lewis and myself, since the partnership—there may have been some of these low-priced prints obtained since, my husband's death I cannot say—all the higher priced ones were in the house—I only know what prints were given to the prisoner by the invoice—they were entered in the day-book.

Cross-examined. Q. Will you undertake to swear that any one of the prints sent to the prisoner, or given to him, were bought after your partnership with Mr. Lewis? A. I cannot swear they were—I did not see then given.

THOMAS CRUMP LEWIS . I am a print-dealer, in partnership with Mrs. Tregear, and have been so since the 27th of last September. On the 8th of February the prisoner came to my shop—I was busy, and he spoke to Mrs. Tregear—she referred him to me—he said, he was travelling for Messrs. Shepherd and Button, in Foster-lane, that he was going on a journey into the country for them, and he thought he could do some good with one prints if we would allow him specimens, to show in the country—I said it was against our rule—he said "I am sure they have not been shown in the country; if you could make it convenient, I think I could introduce them, I am going to Bath"—I said I would see what I could do—I had known him some time, or I should not have trusted him—I directed our young man to look up one of each as samples, about 440 prints in all—I valued them at 15l.—the full price is 50l.—he called in towards evening, and said, "Are these prints ready?"—I said, "They ue not" he came in again about six o'clock, and the folio of prints was ready—he took them up, and said, "I will try and do all I can, and you must do as much as you can for me, and I will push your business in every direction"—he said, "If I do do so, perhaps you will think nothing of these patterns I have got"—I said, "Understand me, these are not to be sold, but returned," and if they were a little soiled, we could varnish them again as we do soiled prints—I then took a memorandum of them, which he calls an invoice, and I wrote "samples" on the paper—it was for the samples he had with him, and the fall price attached and no other—it was to guide him in the full price of the prints—he took the prints and went

away—the firm of Shepherd and Sutton sent a lad a few days after for dozen or two of characters—in consequence of information I had received I had reasons to doubt whehter the prisoner was living with Shepherd and Sutton—I sent to his lodging, with a message to return the prints immediately—they did not come back—I lost sight of him till Tuesday evening the 24th of May, when I saw him at Mr. Brogden's in the Strand—I said "I did not expect to see you here, is this your shop? he said, "No it is not"—I said, "I have been looking for you some time"—he said, "what for"—I said, "In consequence of those samples you had"—he said, "I will see about it"—I said, "That will not do, these goods must be returned; I have sent many times to your house for them, and could get no satisfactory answer, and these prints which are hanging up are part of the prints I sold you;" they were part of what I had delivered to him these 2s. prints were marked up there eightpence—the prisoner denied every thing for some time, till Mr. Brogden stated, that he did not believe a person like me would come and make such a charge-he then said, "These certainly were the prints; the fact is, I hare got the invoice at home; I have sold some of them to Mr. Brogden, and I will arrange with you"—I appointed ten o'clock, on Wednesday morning, for him to come to my house in Cheapside, and bring him invoice with him, and we would go into the business, and see whether he had a right to sell them—he came about ten next day, with Mr. Brogden—I referred to the books in his presence—I have got 379 of the prints here—the book which I referred to is here—it is headed "Samples—(reads)—"Mr. North to sundry prints as patterns"—there is no price to them—if I had sold them to the prisoner on his own account, I should have given him an invoice, and then there would not have been the full price—I went over the books with him—he said he had a right to do what be pleased with them—I asked him for the invoice, and after some time be took it out, and showed it me—I told him we must go by our books—he threatened me with an action if I gave him into custody—I said, "I shall go by the books"—I conferred with Mrs. Tregear, and said "We have made up our minds to give you into custody"—he said, "For God's sake, Mr. Lewis, don't do anything of the kind, you have known me some time, I will pay you half the price marked down there and in fact I will pay you the full price"—he begged very hard for mercy—some of the prints I saw in the Strand were delivered up to the policeman by Mr. Brogden, and after that I went to Ford's, and found ninety-five prints there—they were our property—I took them in stock when I entered the firm—they were all prints which belonged to Mr. Tregear's estate—I took all the stock remaining.

Cross-examined. Q. What was the stock valued at? A. 1000l. altogether—I have only the agreement to show what these prints were valued at—we put down the amount at 1000l., 500l. of which I have to pay for going into partnership—we valued it mutually between ourselves—I swear they were brought in as part of our partnership stock, for our prices are upon them—these have never been sold—I have purchased them—I have not paid my share—there was a specific time fixed for payment of my 500l.—if I do not pay it, the property is to be considered as Mrs. Tregear's, and till I do pay it is to be considered as mine—if I do not pay in five years Mrs. Tregear is to have 500l. from the stock—we have published many new songs, and new pieces, all of which come in my share of the

stock—the written agreement will show how the property was to be transferred, and how paid for.

Q. Is there any arrangement that you are not to be considered as a partner till she has settled her late husband's affairs? A. She administered to a certain sum, and that sum has been paid—she administered to 500l.—we estimated the stock at 1000l., and she is to retain one-half, and I was to have the other if. I pay 500l. at the end of five years, but the other property coming in from September last is a new concern, and new life altogether—these are coloured prints—there are no paintings among them—I have known the prisoner for eight years—I did not know him in business for himself—when I first knew him he was principal man at Mr. M'Cormack's, of the Strand, and I was shopman to Mr. Tregear—I then left him, and after Mr. Tregear's death I thought it would be a good opportunity to go into business, and some friends offered to lend me money to purchase the concern, but Mrs. Tregear would not sell the concern, and I went into business with her—I did not know where the prisoner lived—our young man is his brother-in-law, and the address is at the bottom of the account in the day-book—his-brother-in-law put it down—there was an understood price between the prisoner and me—I was to charge him one-third of the price I put down, and he was to take all expenses, and all risks—he was to sell for ready money, and to remit the money before the good were sent—he was not to sell the patterns by any means—I did not sell them to him—they could not be sold.

Q. Did you not say, "The prints hanging up are what I sold to you?" A. I might have said so, but I cannot swear to it—he was not to pay me 5l. for these things, nor any price at all then—he was to pay one-third—if a print was 7s. 6d., the price to him was to be 2s 6d.—I did that to increase our country trade.

Q. Did you not charge these prints at 15l.? A. Certainly not—that I swear—I gave him a memorandum for them, but no invoice—this is the paper I gave him—(looking at it)—this is not an invoice—here is my writing on it—(read)—"Samples. Mr. North, London, February 8th, 1842, Bought of Tregear and Lewis, 96, Cheapside, Roadsters, &c. Agreed price 15l. 10s."—at the time the prisoner was begging for mercy in our shop he wrote this on it—"Proposed addition, 7l. 15s.,"and he said, "I will pay another 25 per cent, sooner than be given in charge"—he said he would pay that, and come into our service, and travel, or do any thing if we would allow him to pay 5s. or 10s. a-week off—I sent to his house fifteen or sixteen times—I never went myself—I found him at Brogden's—he said there that he had sold them, and he had a right to do so as he had received an invoice which authorized him to do as he pleased with them, and then the appointment was made for him to go to my house next morning to make a settlement—he came at a quarter or twenty minutes past ten o'clock, and Mr. Brogden came in soon after—the prisoner came for the purpose of settling.

Q. When you met the prisoner at Mr. Brogden's, did you walk with him to Shoe-lane? A. He walked with me—I was walking home—I said, You come to-morrow, and we will see what is to be done"—he walked by my side—I went a little way back with him—he begged I would not do any thing—he said he had committed great faults and errors, and this was one—we parted at last nearly opposite St. Bride's church, nearly opposite Shoe-lane—we did not part on affectionate terms—I was not harsh

at all with him, for fear he would not come in the morning—I had been looking for him for five months, and I was rather dubious about this little invoice, I thought we had neglected to put "samples" on it—he threatened me with an action, and I thought I would be as sharp as he was—we certainly did not part affectionately—that I swear—I did not shake hands with him—he held his hand out, but I avoided it I said, "Come in the morning, Mr. North"—he importuned me to for. give him—he confessed it, and I wish he had confessed it now—I did not give him into custody then, because he threatened me with as action for false imprisonment if I gave him in charge, and I thought it was prudent for him to come and see our books—I cannot remember that he threatened me with an action in my shop that morning—I did not ask him in the shop to pay me any money, that I swear.

Q. Did you not, in your own shop, that morning, and in the hearing of Mr. Brogden and Wolf, your shopman, say, that unless he returned what he had on hand, and paid for the remainder, within twenty-four hours, it would be the worse for him? A. No, I did not, I said no such thing—I told him, in Mr. Brogden's shop, that if he did not send me back the prints within twenty-four hours, he should be in the Computer—I did not say, if he did not return the prints he had, and pay for the rest—there was a great deal said when we were at Mr. Brogden's—we were there two ✗—I said, if he did not come forward at ten o'clock on Wednesday morning he should be in the Computer within twenty-four hours.

Q. Did you not, at your shop, after the invoice was shown, ask him to pay you for these prints? A. Certainly not—I did not say, "If we take the money from you, how much can you pay down?"—I swear that—I did not ask him if he could pay half down—he said he had not a penny in his possession, but he would pay by instalments.

Q. How came he to say that? A. Because he had a wife and family; as he had been a very bad man, he had taken the prints and sold them, and his children were wanting bread; and he said, as a father, I must know it was very hard—he said he had pawned some of them at Kirkman's, in the Strand—he told me that.

Q. Now I ask you this, did you not, after conversing with Mrs. Treges, say, that as he could not pay any thing down, you should give him it custody A. No—Mr. Brogden was present the whole time—the prisoner did not say, that although he felt confident the charge could not be sustained, yet rather than suffer the disgrace, he would pay the full price, nor any thing of the kind—here is, in his own handwriting, what he had done with the prints—he stated where he pawned them, and where I should see them.

Q. Are you not very much afraid this man will not be convicted? A. am in the hands of justice, I hope—the name of our policeman is Hampton, I think—I have spoken to him many times—I have promised to give him an accordion after the trial, as he has been very kind, but not if the prisoner should be convicted—it has nothing to do with the prisoner—I did not know him before he took the prisoner—I told him I would make him a present of an accordion after the trial, as he had been very civil and he played it—I did not promise it him if he came and swore on the trial—I said after the trial, because I had not spoken to Mrs. Tregear about it—I promised it him yesterday.

COURT. Q. Was it not agreed that the partnership was not to commence between you and Mrs. Tregear, till she had settled her husband's

affairs? A. No—these are generally called plain or coloured prints—I deal in paintings—these are called pictures or prints, and then we define them by the names of lithograph or copper-plate—these are also called pictures—most of these are coloured with water-colours.

JAMES WOLF . I was in the service of Tregear and Lewis at the time these prints were delivered—they are in business in Cheapside—the name of Tregear and Lewis is over the shop—I selected them by order of Mr. Lewis—they were valued at 15l.—they came into the prisoner's hands, as samples—Mr. Lewis said that—nothing was said about what the prisoner was to pay for them—I delivered the prisoner a memorandum with the goods—I made it out, and delivered it—this is it—the full price of the prints, and the names of them, is marked in it—he took it away with him.

Cross-examined. Q. Who wrote this word "sample?"A. Mr. Lewis, after he had examined the book and saw that this corresponded with the books—I have known the prisoner thirteen or fourteen years—I knew him in business for himself as a bookseller, in Fleet-street—I believe he was in pretty good business there—since he left business on his own account I believe he has been in the habit of dealing in prints and books, and travelling about the country—I never went to his house after he received these prints—I knew where he lived when he received them, and I told Mr. Lewis—I never went to inquire after him—Mr. Lewis sent to inquire after him, but I did not go—I think I saw the prisoner once after February before he was given into custody—I did not know where he then lived, because he removed—I cannot say how long he continued in the place where he lived, when he had received the prints.

Q. Who keeps the day-book at your shop? A. It passes between my hands and Mr. Lewis—Mr. Lewis is in the habit of posting the ledger of a night—he was so when I was there—there has been no dealing between Messrs, Tregear and Lewis and the prisoner lately, to my knowledge—here is an entry in this book which I never saw till to-day—(read)—"Debtor—North, Mr. February 8, 1842. Sundry prints as patterns"—I never saw this entry when T was in the shop—this is the only entry in this book of goods to Mr. North, that I am aware of.

Q. Does it not look as if it bad been written lately? A. The ink is pale, sir—the date is February—I have nothing to do with the ledger—I cannot say whether, if my employer sent prints merely as patterns and not to be sold, he would enter them in the ledger—I think the ledger is generally used to enter accounts with customers—here are no prices charged against these prints to Mr. North—here is an account to Mrs. Baker, who is a customer of Messrs. Tregear—the price is charged here—this ledger has been used in Tregear's shop for some years—I think it was used while Mr. Tregear was living—I do not think he ever wrote in it, but I know it was in the shop—when the prisoner had the prints he lived in the last house in Kennington-lane—that address is down in the book—I was in the shop on the morning on which he was given into custody—I heard some part of what was said—I did not hear Mr. Lewis ask him what he could pay down, or how much he could pay—I am rather deaf—Mr. Brogden was present—I think the prisoner came first, and Mr. Brogden afterwards, in about ten minutes—I have not got an accordion—I do not know any thing about one—I know Kirby—he is a brother-in-law of mine—he is in the newspaper line—I know Hampton, the policeman—he said to me

the other morning that Mr. Lewis was going to give him an accordion but what for I do not know—I told Kirby that Hampton was to have an accordion, but I did not say he was to have it after the trial.

ALBERT EWING WASSELL . I am a pawnbroker, and lire in the Strand. On the 13th of May the prisoner came and asked me if I would purchase some prints—they were at another pawnbroker's in the neighbourhood—I gave him 16s., and he brought me the prints—the number on the ticket was 338—I did not count them—on a subsequent occasion I bought four more tickets of him—after buying the first lot, the prisoner came and asked if I had sold them—I said "No"—he said what did I want for them, and I sold them back to him for 30s.—after that I had an application from Mr. Lewis, but I had no prints then but nine, which person had to look at, who came in the day after, and I delivered them to Hampton—these are them—they were redeemed with one of the tickets which I received the second time from the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. How long have you known the prisoner? A. Nine or ten years, and on the faith of what he said I gave him the money to go and get these things out—I knew him when he was in business—I believe he had two or three shops—I know he met with severe losses, and has been reduced very much—he has generally borne the character of an honest man.

THOMAS JOHN NATHANIEL BROODEN . I am a print-seller, in the Strand About a fortnight before the 28th of May, I remember the prisoner coming to my shop, (I had known him some time before)—he asked me to purchase a quantity of prints, which I did—I got them from Mr. Wassell's shop—I remember Mr. Lewis coming to my place, and having an interview with the prisoner there—I afterwards went to Mr. Lewis's, and saw the prisoner there, and he was given into custody—I afterwards delivered to the policeman some of the prints I bad purchased of the prisoner—I had sold some of them.

Cross-examined. Q. How long were you at Mr. Lewis's? A. Perhaps half an hour—I did not go there to settle the business, but I had employed the prisoner, and was about to employ him again—in consequence of what passed in my shop I said I would not employ him till the point was settled, and it was to clear up that that I went to Mr. Lewis's—Mr. Lewis produced some books, and I believe this invoice was also produced—something was said about the price of the prints—Mr. North proposed to pay for them at so much a week, or at certain intervals—I do not remember what the price of them was—I think there was something said about 15l.—Mr. North offered to pay more than the price charged—Mr. Lewis said he did not want that, business was business—I did not hear the whole of the conversation—I agreed to meet them at ten o'clock but I did not arrive till nearly half an hour after.

Q. Do you remember Mr. Lewis asking this question of the prisoner, what money he was prepared to pay down then? A. I have an indistinct recollection of something of the kind being said, but I could not swear to it—I remember the prisoner saying he had not a penny at that time, and that the only way in which he could pay would be by instalments—he repeatedly proposed to pay by instalments—I do not remember Mr. Lewis saying, "As you can't pay any money down I shall give you into custody"—I do not remember his saying, "Then, Wolf, go and fetch a policeman"

but be sent for "a policeman—the bulk of the conversation took place in my shop—some of the prints were hanging up there—I do not remember Mr. Lewis saying, "Some of these are the prints I sold you, Mr. North"—Mr. North acknowledged that he had done wrong in selling them, but he was willing to pay him so much a week, or how he could—Mr. Lewis said that was not what he wanted, but I understood he wanted his prints—I rather think he said he must pay him for them at once—I remember something being said about the re-delivery of the prints, and Mr. North said it was impossible, as he had sold them—there was some dispute as to the amount the prisoner ought to pay—I think the prisoner began to pay the instalments on the next Saturday—I have known him from about February last—he had obtained orders for me, and paid the money—he had discharged his duties in such a manner that I was about to employ him again but for this—the bulk of what I had were caricatures, some lithographs, and some engravings—I did not take much notice of them—I bought the last lot of him because he had not money to get a dinner.

Q. These are not paintings? A. No—I should never call these pictures—if a person asked me for pictures I should never show them a print—if a countryman came in I might show him a print with the great-Best quantity of red and blue in it; if a person asked me if I was a picture-dealer, I should say not—a picture is something painted, the result of the genius of the artist; a print is from a plate; there is mind about the one, and not the other; there can be no picture without painting, as I understand—I have been in business in London but a few months; I was in business in Lincoln for five years. '

WILLIAM SIMPSON FORD . I am a print-seller. I bought the duplicates of some prints of the prisoner, and got the prints from Mr. Wassell—some of them I sold, and some of them I delivered tip when Mr. Lewis and the policeman claimed them—I should call them coloured prints, not pictures—I have been in business ten years.

JOHN HAMPTON (City police-constable, No. 471.) I received these prints from Mr. Wassell, Mr. Ford, and Mr. Brogden.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you receive this invoice from the prisoner? A. Yes—I did not receive from him a bill of exchange—I got some papers, which I left at Guildhall—I have not got the accordion yet—I do not know when I am to have it—I do not know that I am to have it tomorrow—Mr. Lewis did not say when I was to have it—I was going to boy one of him, and he said he would make me a present of one—I do not know exactly what day it was, I think it was on Monday—I have just begun to learn to play—I have one of my own—I do not know whether I am, to exchange that—the old one is no good—Mr. Lewis has not given me any lesson—I had given 7s. for one, and Mr. Lewis offered me one for 6s.—I was at his shop, and asked him the price of one m his window—that was about two days after I had bought mine—I did not take mine to him, but I asked him the price of one exactly like it—I had not been there before I took the prisoner—I cannot say how often I have been since—I have been on duty by the house since I took the prisoner—I was not on that beat when I took him—I was in the Poultry then—I came on duty on this beat one day last week, I think—I cannot tell how often I have been in Mr. Lewis's shop since—when I asked the price of an accordion I intended buying one, and then he said he would make me a present of one, as I had had a deal of trouble—he did not say he would make me a present

of one when this trial was over—I do not recollect, that be did—I cannot swear he did not—I cannot say how often I have talked with him about this since I took the prisoner—we were two days travelling about after the prints—I cannot say that I have not had anything to drink with him—I cannot swear how many times—I cannot swear that I have not eight times—I have eaten with him twice—I had my breakfast at his house this morning—I had been on duty from ten minutes past nine o'clock, and live in the Minories—I had not time to go home, and he asked me if I would have breakfast, and I had.

(Property produced and sworn to.)


NEW COURT.—Thursday, June 14th, 1842.

Fourth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1825
VerdictsGuilty > unknown
SentencesNo Punishment > sentence respited

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THOMAS BROGDEN . I live in Cole brook-row, Islington. I had a watch in my front parlour, which I saw safe on the 23rd of May, early in the morning—I put it there myself—I missed it at eleven o'clock the same evening—this now produced is it.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. What time in the morning was it you taw it last? A. Probably about nine o'clock.

MARY ARDEN . I am in the prosecutor's service. On the 23rd of May the prisoner came and brought a parcel, which he said contained books—I took it from him, and went up stairs—the parlour where the watch was, adjoins the passage where I left him—I do not know what the parcel contained—I took it up, and asked my master if he had purchased these books—he said no—when I came down* the prisoner was in the same place where I had left him—he took the parcel, and went away.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you ever seen him before? A. No—I knew him when I saw him afterwards—I recollected his countenance—he made no particular impression on me—we were together a very few minutes—part of the time I was gone up stairs with the parcel—he had a hat on.

Prisoner. No, I had a cap on.

WILLIAM GAY . I am a pawnbroker, in Exmouth-street, Clerkenwell. I produce a gold watch pawned with me on the 23rd of May—I cannot swear to the prisoner—it was a person very much resembling him, with his hair—I cannot recollect his face—I saw his face, to the best of my belief—I do not think that is the face of the person that pawned the watch—I do not recollect his face at all—I asked him if it was his property—he said no, it was Mr. James Con well's, of No. 40, Rosoman-street—I have heard him speak since—I cannot recollect his voice.

Cross-examined. Q. You see a great many people, I suppose? A. Yet.

CHRISTOPHER NORTH . I am a policeman. After the examination at the office, I went out, and spoke to the prisoner—he told me in the pretence of his father, that he had pawned the watch in Exmouth-street.

Cross-examined. Q. Where did this happen? A. In the room adjoining the lock-up at the Police-court—before he made the statement, his lather said, "What have you been doing this for?—he wanted me to go out—I said I could not go out, whatever he said, I must hear—the Magistrate, Mr. Greenwood, told me not to leave the lad with his father, but to wait and hear all that passed—I was sent out for that purpose—I was told to go out with his father, and I did so—I was on one side the prisoner and his father on the other—the prisoner wanted to say something to me at the station—his father said it would be better for him if he told, and he said he had pawned the watch—I asked him no questions.

COURT. Q. Do you know Mr. Greenwood's handwriting? A. Yes, this is it—I heard the prisoner state these words—(read)—the prisoner says," The name is wrong that the prosecutor gives; I told him Connell, instead of Cordell."

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Six Months.

(There was another indictment against the prisoner.)

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1829
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1829. JOHN CHART was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June 9 1/2 lbs. weight of tobacco, value 1l. 8s. 6d., the goods of John Dale his master.

JOHN DALE, JUN. I am assistant to my father, John Dale, who is a master carman—the prisoner was in his service as wagoner—I sent him with the wagon, on Monday, the 6th of June, down to London-bridge wharf—in consequence of information, I went into the prisoner's wagon and found something tied up in a red handkerchief—I did not untie it—I gave it to an officer—I asked the prisoner what he had been up to—he made no answer, but hung down his head—I have since examined the bundle—it contained tobacco—it was in our custody at the time—it had every appearance of being the same—he had a cask of tobacco in his wagon, which I examined next morning at Gerrard's-hall, where it was going to, and it was deficient.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How long had he been in the service? A. Better than eight years—I always had a high opinion of him—I had a very good character with him, and have no doubt it is his first offence.

HENRY AMBROSE . I am a policeman. Mr. Dale gave me the tobacco which I produced.

GUILTY . Aged 38.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor. Confined Two Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1830
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1830. ANNETTE WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May, 1 breast-pin, value 7s., the goods of Robert Marshall, from his person.

ROBERT MARSHALL . I live in Wych-street, Strand. On the night of the 16th of May, about twelve o'clock, I fell in with the prisoner—she asked me to treat her to a glass of porter—I said I did not mind, I was dry myself, she might have one—we went into a public-house, and had a glass each—I did not stop two minutes at the furthest—we came out, and she walked a little way along Long-acre—I went up Belton-street—at the corner-of Belton-street she pretended to kiss me, and put her hand into my bosom—I was surprised when she began to kiss me—I went up Belton street, because she pointed up Phoenix-alley, and wanted me to go to a house there—I knew the house was not an honest one, as I have seen ✗ at the door—I crossed over to the corner of Belton-street, and she stopped, and said, "Well, if you won't go there, I shall bid you good night"—she kissed me, and took my pin, and went away—I called her back, and said, "You have my breast-pin"—she said, "No, you had no pin in your shirt when I met you"—she stopped, and began to talk about a young man that had lost a chain and pin—this was at the corner of Belton-street, where she kissed me—the pin was found in Broad-court, about 300 yards from there—we walked along talking about this young man—I gave her in charge of the policeman, in Broad-court, and she twisted her hand and threw something behind her—the policeman told me to run down to the station, to get a light, and we found the pin where she had thrown

something behind her—this is the pin—it cost 7s.—it is a British diamond—I had given her nothing—I had not been any where with her.

Prisoner. Q Where did I first meet you? A. In Bow-street—I might have asked you where you were going—I do not recollect—you asked me to give you a glass of porter—I did not, when we came out of the public-house, say, "Don't go that way, they will think we are going to Phoenix-alley"—I said, nothing of the kind—you pointed to a house in Phoenix-alley, which I knew to be a house where they rob people, that was the reason I did not go with you—I did not, ask you to sleep with me for 1s., nor say, "Go this way, you will find a room that is cheaper"—I said, "if I go to a house I will go to one I know"—I know several houses if I wanted to go—I was sober—I did not give you the pin, and say, "I will let you have it till I have more money"—I did not behave in a very indecent manner to you at the corner of Belton-street, nor say, as I could not stay all night, it was useless to go and pay for a room.

THOMAS BELL . I am a policeman. About a quarter before one o'clock the prosecutor came up, and gave the prisoner in charge—he was sober—he said he wished to give her in charge for stealing a pin from the breast of his shirt—I made an attempt to take hold of her hands when she put them behind her, and appeared to throw something away—I asked him to go to the station for a light, which he did, and found the pin about a yard from where she appeared to throw something away—it was in a dark part of the court.

Prisoner. You took me by the arms, and in the scuffle the pin dropped from—my hand. Witness. She put her hands behind her, attempting to throw it away.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1831
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1831. THOMAS HILLS was indicted for embezzlement, and that he had been before convicted of felony.

SARAH CASTLE . I am cook to Mr. Walpole Eyres, of Bryanston-square. The prisoner brought milk to my house for Mr. Filling, his master. On the 14th of May I paid him 1l. 2s. 4d. for his master.

JAMES FILLING . I am the prisoner's master. It was his duty to pay my housekeeper what money he received—he has not paid me this money.

Cross-examined by MR. PATNE. Q. You gave him into custody the same day, the 14th? A. Yes, from about half-past six to seven o'clock—I do not know of his having paid monies he had not received—we serve a Mrs. Price—I never bought any ginger-beer or bottles of the prisoner—I have a son living with me—I do not know of his having any bird-cages French-polished.

JANE TRADER . I am the prosecutor's housekeeper. On this Saturday the prisoner came home, and gave me an account of the milk he had sold—it was his duty to give an account of all he sold, and all be received—he did not account for 1l. 2s. 4d. from Talbot, or any money from Mr. Eyres, in Bryanston-square.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you ask him for it? A. No—he came to me about five o'clock—he paid me 11s. 6d. on Mrs. Price's account that day—I understand he has not received it—it was his duty to pay me every day every farthing—he was employed from five in the morning till

half-past six at night—his wages were 17s. a-week—he has a wife, and one child.

JOHN TAYLOR . 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 26.— Transported for Ten Years.)

(The prosecutor stated the prisoner had received more than 120 bills, and not accounted for them.)

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1832
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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1832. ANN BERRY and JOHN ALLEN were indicted for stealing on the 5th of June, 2 bottles, value 4d.; 3 pints of wine, value 6s.; and 1lb. of sugar, value 9d.; the goods of Bryan Corcoran, the master of Berry.

BRYAN CORCORAN . I am a wire-weaver, living in Mark-lane; Berry was my servant. In consequence of information I went into to parlour on the 5th of June, and called her up—I said I had had a very awkward charge brought against her by the policeman; that he had suspicion of her having given to Allen two bottles of wine, and some sugar—she said she knew nothing of it—I asked her if she knew Allen—she denied ever having seen him in her life—I asked how she came to admit the man into the yard—she said he rang the bell, and forced his way in, offering some wine to sell to her—I put samples of the sugar in my pocket, and went with two friends and the policeman, to see whether it corresponded with that found on Allen's person, and it did—the wine I believe to be some of a very old wine I had in my cellar.

Cross-examined by MR. LOCKE. Q. What do you say to the bottles? A. I cannot swear to them—bottles are so much alike—it is port wine—the corks have been recently cut off—they are old corks—I did not taste the wine—I swear to it from my belief of it, from the colour and appearance—from its extreme age, it has become a light tawny colour—it was not shaken when I saw it at the station—it is now—I saw crust on the bottle at the station—it was very little shaken there—I believe it to be sixteen or seventeen years old—I believe the sugar to be mine—I do not swear to it—its appearance is similar—there was both brown and white sugar—I live up a gateway—there is only one dwelling-house there—there is a house that has a door into the yard—a person going up the gateway might have gone to the other house as well as mine.

COURT. Q. You have drunk a good deal of the wine? A. I have as far as I can judge, I think it is the same—it is very thick, but I believe it to be the same—I believe it to be more than seven years old—I have brought another bottle from the bin.

ALBINUS JAMES CARTER . I live in Mark-lane, near the prosecutor's, About four o'clock in the afternoon, on the 5th of June, I was sitting at our drawing-room window—I saw Allen sitting on the corner of the corn-market stairs—half-an-hour after, all of a sudden, I observed him run to the gateway—I ran down, looked under the gate, and saw the prisoners together—there was no knocking or ringing.

GEORGE CROUCH (City police-constable, No. 534.) I saw Allen sitting on the steps for upwards of an hour—after that I saw him enter the prosecutor's wicket-gate—I never heard either a ring or a knock—the door closed after him—I ran over, and looked through the key-hole of the wicket-gate—I saw both the prisoners in conversation—I could not understand what

they said—I returned, and as I passed the gate again it was opened by some person, and I saw both the prisoners talking—I crossed on the right side, and Allen then name out—I saw he had something about his coat different to when he sat on the corn-market steps—I overtook him, and in his left coat pocket I saw the neck of a bottle—I took the bottle out of his pocket—I said, "Where did you get this from? you come back to the house where you came from, and give an account of it and yourself"—I went back with him to the house—I pulled the bell, and Berry came to the door—I said to her, "Do you know this man?"—she said "No"—I said, "Do you know this wine?"—she said, "No, only he came and offered it for sale"—I said to Allen, "You have got something else on the other side"—I took this bag of sugar out of his pocket—the name of "Carter, bread and biscuit baker, 28, Great Tower-street, London," is on it—I asked Berry if she knew anything of that—she said "No"—I asked if her master and mistress were at home—she said "No"—I took Allen to the station, and found another bottle of wine in his right-hand pocket—I asked if he knew Berry—he said, only from her lodging in a house that he did, in the Borough—the wine has been very much shaken—these are the same corks that were in the bottles—I sealed them up at the station.

Cross-examined. Q. Was it a close wicket-gate? A. Yes—there was no crowd round me—I looked through the keyhole for about a minute—the prisoners were talking just inside the gate—they might be two or three yards from the gate—I am sure they were not before the keyhole—I could tee Berry's face.

MR. COCORAN re-examined. I deal with Mr. Carter, of Great Tower-street—I had about four dozen of this wine—I have not missed any—I have various other wines there.

(Allen received a good character.)

ALLEN- GUILTY . Aged 30.


Confined Six Months

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1833
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1833. BENJAMIN SHAW was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May, 1 copper, value 16s. 6d., the goods of Jeremiah Bromley .

JEREMIAH BROMLEY . I live in Whitechapel-road. I had a copper at my shop door on the 17th of May —I received information, went out, and found it in a house in a court adjoining—I found the prisoner in the street at the back of the premises, about three minutes after I took the copper—this copper is mine—it was safe about ten minutes before.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose you have marks on it? A. Yes—I am an ironmonger

JOHN NAYLOR TIPPY . I live in Whitechapel-road. On the 17th of May, about nine o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner take this copper from the prosecutor's door.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you known him before? A. No—I gave information—the copper was on the open pavement.

CHARLES TAYLOR . I received information, and went down the court, and saw the prisoner come out of the house.

GUILTY . Aged 28. —Recommended to mercy.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1834
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1834. JANE THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May, 36 yards of lace, value 2l. 10s., the goods of Thomas Prall.

THOMAS PRALL . I am a linendraper, in Tottenham-court-road. On

the 18th of May the prisoner came to my shop—after she left I had a communication with my apprentice—I went out, and saw the prisoner at the corner of Steven-street, with another woman—I requested her to come back, as she had made a mistake—she came back—I said there was some lace missing—she denied that she had any—the boy said he saw her take it, and put it under her arm—she and her friend were very abusive to the boy—she persisted so much in her innocence, that I was induced, from the possibility of charging her wrongfully, to let her go—they went on to Bedford-square—I sent a policeman after them—he returned with them, and immediately after the beadle came, and said, "There are eight cards of lace thrown down an area in Bedford-square," and another policeman brought in the lace, which I know is mine—it has my private mark on it—the prisoner went near the place where the lace was found.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was her sister in the shop when she took the lace? A. No—there was two other women in the shop.

JAMES M'CORMACK . About two o'clock I was passing the. prosecutor's shop—a young man told me something—I looked into the area, and found the lace—I did not see the prisoner near.

RICHARD BUCKETT . I am apprentice to Mr. Prall. The prisoner came into the shop—she asked for quilling-net—I showed her some—she bought two yards, at 3/4 d. a yard—she afterwards wanted to look at some thread lace, and said, "Let it be good"—she bought two yards at 4d., and two at 6d.—I measured them, and as I was rolling them round my hand, I saw her shawl partly on the counter, with her hand underneath it, drawing from the box some lace—I can swear to four of these cards of lace being in the box which I showed her.

Cross-examined. Q. Was there not a second woman in the shop?

A. Not the first time she came in—she was brought back after, with her sister.

GUILTY . Aged 20.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1835
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1835. PHILIP MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May, 14 yards of calico, value 2s. the goods of Isaac Hendly Handscomb.

JAMES SMITH . I am shopman to James Hendly Handscomb, of the Edgware-road. On the 14th of May I saw the prisoner and another boy at the door—I saw the other boy take from the brass rod in the lobby of the shop this piece of calico, and give it to the prisoner—he put it into a blue handkerchief, put it under his arm, and walked off with it—I walked after him—he flung it down—I followed, and brought him back—this is the calico—it is my master's.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not know the other lad stole it.

GUILTY.* Aged 15.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1836
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1836. HENRY SEWELL was indicted for embezzlement and larceny.

LOUISA DAVIS . I am wife of William Charles Davis, in Shoe-lane. On the 2nd of March I gave the prisoner a sovereign to get change—he did not return—I did not see him till he passed by our door, in June, when I took him—he was a servant of ours.

DAVID HACK (City police-constable, No. 371.) I took the prisoner—he said he had had the sovereign, but lost it.

Prisoner's Defence. I lost it.

GUILTY.* Aged 30. Confined Nine Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1837
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1837. THOMAS DIXON was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May 120 pence, and 192 halfpence, the monies of Francis Churchill.

FRANCIS CHURCHILL . I live in Southampton-court, Tottenham Court-road. The prisoner used to be in my room, where I slept—I placed 18s. in copper in a cloth in my room, in a box, which I locked—the prisoner saw it—on the 17th of May I got up in the morning, and left the prisoner in bed—he said, "Don't lock me in"—I said I would return, and in about an hour I returned, and found my door half open, the box broken open, and the money gone—it was the prisoner's business to have come back and staid with me—no money has been found.

THOMAS FOSTER (police-constable D 20.) I took the prisoner, and asked him about the money—he said he had spent it all. GUILTY . Aged 14.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined One Month; the last Week Solitary.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1838
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1838. ELLEN SHAND was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April, 1 sheet, value 2s.; and 1 pillow-case, value 4d.; the goods of Sarah Burgess.

SARAH BURGESS . I am a widow, living in Bluegate-fields—I let lodgings. The prisoner came and slept with a person who she represented as her husband, on the 12th of April—there was a sheet and pillow-case there—next morning she was going out—I said, "Who is that?"—she said, "Good morning, Mrs. Burgess"—she had something with her—she went out fast—I opened the parlour door, and missed the things—I followed her—she turned round Angel-gardens, and I lost her—I did not see her again for a month—this is my sheet and pillow-case.

CHARLES WILSHIRE . This sheet and pillow-case were pawned on the 13th of April, in the name of Shand—I cannot tell who by.

WILLIAM NICOLL (police-constable K 177.) I took the prisoner, and found the duplicate of these things on her.

Prisoner's Defence. On the 16th of May I went out from home to buy some bread; I met the prosecutrix, who said, "That is the woman who stole my sheet;" a policeman came up, and she gave me in charge; I gave the policeman all I had; he found two duplicates for sheets, one in February, and one on the 13th of April; as soon as the prosecutrix heard there was one on the 13th of April, she said, "Oh, I lost mine on the 12th;" the is a woman of no character, and keeps a brothel; the sheet is my own. SARAH BURGESS re-examined. I let my beds, if I can—I live in the house, with my two children.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1839
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1839. JULIA SYLVESTER was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May, 1 trowel, value 2s., the goods of David Kempley; and 1 hammer, value 1s., the goods of Lewis Chapman .

LEWIS CHAPMAN . I am a plasterer. I was at work at Mr. Bean's, in the Commercial-road, on the 7th of May—I left my hammer and a trowel there while I went to breakfast—I missed them both when I returned—this hammer is the only thing I can identify.

DAVID KEMPLEY . I am a plasterer. I left this trowel there—it is mine.

JOSEPH HODGES . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pawned these articles, about half-past eight o'clock, that morning, for 1s.

Prisoner. I am not the person who pawned them; my husband gave me the ticket of these things, to get them out. Witness. She pawned them first, and then came again to redeem them, and said her husband had found the ticket.

GUILTY . Aged 40— Confined Four Months.

(There was another indictment against the prisoner.)

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1840
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1840. CHARLES BYFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 1 handkerchief, value 1s. 6d.; 5 shillings, 1 sixpence, and 3 pence; the property of Matilda French, from her person.

MATILDA FRENCH . I live in Clement's-lane, Strand. On the morning of the 19th of May, I was in Gilbert-street, Clare-market—the prisoner came from a dark part of the court, and took a hand kerchief from my hand, containing 5s. 9d.—I am certain he is the man—he passed it to some others—I charged him with it—he used violence, and struck me in the face.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. How many of these persons were there? A. I thought there were eight, but the prisoner said there were nine—I was going to my own residence, in Chapel-court, Clement's-lane—it was three o'clock in the morning—I was coming from King-street, High Holborn—I am an unfortunate girl—the other persons kept me back till the policeman came and took the prisoner—I was not intoxicated—the last public-house I came from was in Upper King-street—I did not stop there five minutes—I did not go into any other after that—I swear that—it was better than half-past two when I left the public-house—I gave the prisoner in charge for assaulting and robbing me—I have not received the handkerchief since—the prisoner was searched, nothing was found on him—I had been drinking cyder—I did not drink gin—I had had two glasses of ale in the early part of the evening—the prisoner was holding me when the policeman came up—he said he was not the man who had done any thing to me, but that he came up to my assistance—the others ran away—the prisoner did not offer to run away.

THOMAS EDWARDS (police-constable F 131.) About three o'clock that morning I was in Sheffield-street—I heard a call—I went, and found the prisoner fast hold of the prosecutrix—I made him loose her—she was then bleeding—she said, "He has assaulted me, and robbed me of my handkerchief and money"—I saw the others, and they went away.

Cross-examined. Q. What charge did she make? A. For assaulting her, and robbing her of her handkerchief and money—he said he had had nothing to do with her, the others had robbed her—she was quite sober, and he was quite drunk.


Sixth Jury, before Edward Bullock, Esq.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1841
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1841. GEORGE PAGE was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June, 1 snuff-box, value 1l., the goods of Richard Atkinson, from his person; to which he pleaded

GUILTY .— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1842
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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1842. CAROLINE COTTRELL was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May, 2 pairs of boots, value 2s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 1s.;—also, on the 26th of June, 2 gowns, value 5l.; 4 shifts, value 1l.; 3 scarf's, value 17s.; 7 shawls, value 4l.; and 1 apron, value 3s.; the goods of Philip Lee, her master; to which she pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 25.— Judgment Respited.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1843
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1843. ROBERT JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May, 1 watch, value 15l.; 1 watch-ribbon, value 1d.; 1 watch-key, value 1d.; and 1 seal, value 1s.; the goods of Thomas Collett; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1844
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1844. JOSEPH HATTERWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May, 1 bag, value 2s.; 8 pence, 82 halfpence, and 60 farthings; the property of Thomas Wiggins; to which he pleaded

GUILTY.* Aged 26.— Transported for Seven Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1845
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1845. JOSEPH DEAN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May, 1 knife, value 6d., the goods of John Life, his master; to which he


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

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1846
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1846. DANIEL CRAVAN and WILLIAM GILBERT were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May, 23lbs. weight of coals, value 3d., the goods of William Consett Wright.

HENRY JOSEPH KING (Thames police-constable, No. 30.) On the morning of the 27th of May I was at Ratcliff-cross Dock—the prisoners and another lad came along the shore at Mr. Wright's wharf—Gilbert went to a barge of coals lying alongside Mr. Wright's wharf—he climbed up the gunwale of the barge, and threw four large lumps of coals down on the shore, then went away, and in two or three-minutes Craven climbed on the same barge, laid with his belly athwart the gunwale, and threw several lumps of coals off the barge—the other boy picked them up, and broke them up under the barge; then Craven held the bag open while the little boy who made his escape put them into the bag—Gilbert was gone away with the coals he had got first—I called to the little boy with them on his back—he walked away between the craft towards the shore—Craven went towards the craft—I ran down and apprehended him coming on shore—he had no coals then—I asked what he had done with the coals I saw him take from the barge—he said he had taken none—I took Craven up to the office, and had not had him there many minutes before Gilbert came to see how Craven got on—I apprehended him, and asked what he had done with the coals he had taken from the barge at Mr. Wright's—he said he had not been on the shore—the other boy has not been found—I pointed out the barge the coals were taken from to Mr. Wright.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILIPS. Q. When you saw Craven holding up the bag, why did not you run and take him, bag and all? A. I had to go round the street to where the barges were—I staid looking at them about five minutes—I went round to prevent them as soon as I could—when Craven was taken back, the coal-heavers did not say I was mistaken—I do not know what reward there is for convicting parties of these charges—it depends on the conviction—I have known a reward given where there was an acquittal—I have been rewarded by different gentlemen—I cannot exactly say how often—I cannot swear that I ever have for giving

evidence where there was an acquittal—it might be a month since I received the last reward—it was for apprehending persons out at night I✗ 1l.—I cannot swear I have not got rewards three, four, or fire time—I have not got rewards ten times within the last four years—I may have got it twenty times within the last four years—I do not know that the reward is 10s. for each conviction, I never heard it—I have never had more than 1l. at a time—I swear I have not got 20l. reward within the last four years—I may have received rewards for fifteen cases—it was for convictions.

HENRY RIDLY DALE . I am clerk to William Consett Wright, a coal-merchant. The coals on the barge at Ratcliff-cross belong to him—then were no other barges of coals there at that time—I was on the craft in the morning, and asked the question.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1847
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1847. JOHN THOMAS PINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May, 1 jacket, value 9s., the goods of Frederick Sevier, his master.

FREDERICK SEVIER . I am a turner, and work for Mr. Downes; I live in Pennington-street, St. George's-in-the-East. On Tuesday, the 10th of May, the prisoner came to my master's to turn a wheel—I employed him to work under me by the week—he worked the first day, and came the next morning—I took my fustian jacket and placed it on a turned pillar—the prisoner was there then—about nine o'clock I told him to go to breakfast—I went into the back-yard—I came back in about ten minutes and missed my jacket from the pillar—the prisoner did not come back—he had received 7✗d. in part payment for his work—he was to have 7s. a week—he was taken on the 14th.

Prisoner. There were five or six more working in the shop. Witness. There were two besides the mistress, no more—one of them left the shop.

JOHN BENTON . I live in Foster-street, Bishopsgate-street. Cober worked where the prisoner did—I heard that the prosecutor had lost his jacket—I asked the prisoner where he sold the jacket he stole from the place where Cohen worked—he said he sold it in Petticoat-lane for 4s. 6d.

WILLIAM WEBB (police-constable H 42.) I apprehended the prisoner—he said he had seen the jacket on the prosecutor's back the day previous but had not seen it that morning.

Prisoner's Defence. I had seen a jacket on the prosecutor's back, but not that day.

GUILTY.* Aged 18.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1848
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Imprisonment

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1848. JOHN CAHILL and THOMAS KALLAHER were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May, 23lbs. weight of horse-hair, value 11s., the goods of Henry Pattison.

DANIEL VINCER (police-constable D 91.) About two o'clock in the morning of the 18th of May I was on duty in Marylebone-lane—as I came to Hind Mews I heard footsteps, but could not see any one—I went into Wigmore-street, and when I came just to the corner of James-street, Edward street, I saw the two prisoners come out of the mews with a bundle piece under their arms—I followed them across the road, and overtook them about a yard apart from each other—Kallaher was the first I overtook—he had a little bag under his arm—I asked what he had got—he said some horse hair—Cahill then came back to me—he had some horse-hair open in his

apron—they said they had picked it up in the street—I asked where the street was—they said they did not know, it was a street that was no thoroughfare—I collared them, and said they must go with me to the station—they said they picked it up, and they would not go with me—I said if they came by it honestly they would not object to go with me—they dropped it, and said they would be d—d if they would carry it, I might carry it myself—I called to another constable he came up—I saw Cahill shuffling, and heard something fall into the road—the other constable picked up this knife—Cahill said he picked up the knife with the horse-hair—I took them to the station—I returned to the Mews, and found these cushions wrapped in a bundle, newly cut open, and all the horse-hair gone—this vallance I found in an old carriage—it was cut off, and is new—there is a little hair in it still.

Cross-examined by MR. CHARNOCK. Q. You do not mean to say you can depose to the correspondence of the horse-hair left with what you found in the prisoners' possession? A. No.

JAMES TOPP (police-constable D 90.) I was in Wigmore-street, and was called by Vincer—I went up and found the prisoners in custody—I saw one of them throw down this knife—I picked it up.

ROBERT BROOKWELL . I am ostler to Mr. Henry Pattison, a livery-stable keeper, in Hind-mews—he has carriages and flys to let—these cushions and vallance are his—they belonged to a chariot fly—I saw them safe at nine o'clock in the morning—they had horse-hair in them then—I saw them put into the fly to go out, but it did not go out—it belonged to Mr. Pattison—there was a landau and britska there belonging to Mr. pattison.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose you did not make these cushions? A. No—there was a little hole in one, which had come unsewed, and you might see the horse-hair—I saw that before this charge—I cannot point it out.

(Cahill received a good character.)

CAHILL— GUILTY . Aged 21. Confined Six Months.

KALLAHER*— GUILTY . Aged 18. Confined Nine Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1849
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > with recommendation

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1849. JOHN PEAGRAM and WILLIAM PEAGRAM were indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of June, 1 horse collar, value 1l.; 1 saddle, value 15s.; 1 breeching, value 5s.; the goods of William Hart: 1 pair of reins, value 2s.; 1 sack, value 2s.; 2 baskets, value 1s.; the goods of Richard Bradsell.

WILLIAM HART . I am a green-grocer, and live in Cross-street, Islington., I had some harness in a stable which I hire of Mr. Bradsell—I lost a collar, saddle, breeching, hames, bridle, and reins—I saw them safe on the evening of the 1st of June—I missed them the following morning, at a quarter past twelve o'clock, when I was called up and found them at the station.

FRANCIS WARD . I am servant to Richard Bradsell, in Cross-street, he has a stable in the same yard as Hart—these reins, baskets, and sack are under my master's care—the baskets were outside the stable-gate—the sack and reins were in the yard—I saw them safe last about a quarter before ten o'clock in the evening—the stable yard shuts in—I left it locked up, and the yard contains both stables—I know the prisoners.

Cross-examined by MR. BALLANTINE. Q. Are you quite certain about

the gate being locked? A. Yes—it is a very bad lock—it is possible I might leave it unlocked.

HENRY ALLAN (police-sergeant N 21.) I saw the prisoners on the 2nd of June, in Upper-street, Islington, each carrying a large basket, containing the collar, sacks, and reins—I stopped them, and took them to the station—they said they picked it up in the New North-road—they were about a quarter of a mile from the stable.

WILLIAM SCUTT (police-sergeant N 9.) I was with Allan—I stopped William Peagram—I asked what he had got in the basket—he said harness, and he had found it in the New North-road.



Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1850
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1850. HENRY BUNCE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May 5 pecks of oats, value 6s., the goods of George Bartholomew Brumbridge, his master.

GEORGE BARTHOLOMEW BRUMBRIDGE . I am a miller, and live at Heston. The prisoner was in my service from three to four months—it was his duty to take a cart to town on the 28th of May—I went into my stable at half-past eleven o'clock the night before—I saw about five pecks and a half of corn in a bag, with some straw over it, under the harness—(the prisoner ought to have had about half a peck of corn)—he called me at half-past two, and he was to go soon after—I got up, and followed him a quarter of a mile—I then searched the cart he was driving, and found the five pecks of oats that I had seen in the stable over-night—the proper allowance for the horses was on their heads—I asked how he came to do so—he said his father was coming the next day, and he wanted a little money to spend with him; he would leave all his wages to make up for it.

JAMES THOMAS COOPER (police-constable F 125.) I was called, and took the prisoner.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1851
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1851. SARAH WOODLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of July, 1 shawl, value 5s., the goods of Thomas Harrison.

ELIZA HARRISON . I am the wife of Thomas Harrison. In July last year I lived in Macklin-street, Chelsea—my sister, Mary Adams, came home with the prisoner and another woman—she was unwell, and they brought her home—I asked them into the house to take some refreshment—they staid about ten minutes, and left—I went out of the room, with my light in my hand, and they followed me out—I missed a shawl and apron when they were gone—my sister had worn that shawl, and when she came in she had taken it off—I saw the prisoner in Sloane-street on the 28th of May, with half of my shawl on—I gave her in charge—her mother had the other half—this is my shawl.

ROBERT SERLE (police-constable B 115.) I took the prisoner—she said she had bought the shawl at a pawnbroker's—we went there, and the pawnbroker knew nothing of it.

Prisoner's Defence. The pawnbroker said he remembered my mother

buying these things, but he did not recollect the day. I never was in the street the prosecutrix speaks of, nor in any one's house.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1852
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1852. LUKE COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May, 4 knives, value 4s., the goods of William Cadman.

WILLIAM CADMAN . I am a cutler, and live in High-street, Shadwell. On the morning of the 20th of May the prisoner came for some pen-knives—my wife went to get some—I saw him take two knives twice, and put them into his pocket—I went round the counter, as he was going out, and laid hold of him—he said he had not got any at first—I said, "You have," and told my boy to fetch a policeman—he was going, and the prisoner gave me two knives out of his pocket, and struck me—two more were picked up from the floor—they are all mine.

ROBERT GEE (police-constable K 179.) I took the prisoner—these two knives were given me by Mrs. Cadman, which she said she picked up from the floor—these other two the prosecutor gave me.

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Two Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1853
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > whipping

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1853. JAMES ROFT was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May, 42lbs. weight of coals, value 6d., the goods of James Pridmore Bryant.

JOSEPH TISDELL (Thames police-constable C 5.) At five o'clock in the morning of the 26th of May, I was on Waterloo-bridge—I saw the prisoner and two others near Mr. Bryan's barge, at Somerset-wharf, St. Clement Danes—I saw the prisoner reach up into a barge called the Mary, and take several lumps of coals, and put them into the mud—he then took them from the mud, and put them under another barge's stern—he then went to a barge called the Sophia, took some lumps out of that, and put all together where he had put the first—I went towards them, and saw them tie the coals up to take them away—I went to them, and they all ran away—the prisoner ran under some arches of the Adelphi—I felt about, and found him lying down—when the coal-merchants subscribe, they give a reward for conviction, but the prosecutor does not belong to that committee—he said he could not give me any thing for my trouble—I do not expect any reward.

MICHAEL MULLINS . I am clerk to James Pridmore Bryan—the Sophia and Mary do not belong to him, but the coals that were in them do. Prisoner's Defence. There was a barge at the top of another; I saw a man screening coals—I went and picked them up for him.

GUILTY . Aged 15.— Confined One Month, and Whipped.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1854
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1854. JOHN DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May, 1 cloak, value 10s., the goods of Frederick Charles Crane.

ELIZABETH PRINCE . I am servant to Dr. Frederick Charles Crane, of Milton-street, Dorset-square—this is his cloak. On the evening of the 26th of May I saw it safe in the hall, and about twenty minutes past eight o'clock the next morning, I heard a ring at the bell—I went and found the door open, and Ann Loader with this cloak.

ANN LOADER . I am the wife of Charles Loader, of Taunton-mews, Milton-street. Between eight and nine o'clock, on the morning of the 27ih of May, I was passing the prosecutor's—I saw the prisoner go into the house—the door was open—he came out again with this cloak—he

dropped it—I called "Stop thief!" and he ran away—I picked it up and took it to the house—I am quite sure he is the man—he was taken shortly after.

WILLIAM ROSS (police-constable D 157.) On that morning, I heard a cry—I ran down the mews, and saw the prisoner running towards me—I took him back to the prosecutor's—he said he had done nothing—I said, "What did you run for?"—he said, "Has not a man a right to run if he likes"—I went to the house and got the cloak—I found two duplicates on him, of two coats—he said, "I hope you will bring nothing else against me."

Prisoner. I was passing, and saw a number of persons running, there was a cry of "Stop thief!" I ran down the mews; there were several running. Witness. There were several persons attempted to stop him with dung-forks; but he passed them all—I was obliged to draw my staff.

GUILTY . Aged 35.— Confined Three Months.

NEW COURT.—Friday, June 17th, 1842.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1855
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1855. HENRY JONES way indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May, 2lbs. of lamb, value 1s.; 8 ounces of veal, value 3d.; and 8 ounces of mutton, value 3d.; the goods of Georgiana Upton, his mistress; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1856
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1856. JOHN MEEK was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May, 1 dog-collar, value 9d., the goods of Frederick Elliott; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1857
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty; Guilty > pleaded guilty

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1857. CHARLES WILSON and HENRY WILSON were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January, 3 watches, value 17l. 10s.; 3 neck-chains, value 11l. 5s.; the goods of Samuel Sharwood:—also on the 9th of April, 130 yards of silk, value 31l.; and 14 yards of velvet, value 6l.; the goods of Thomas Howell:—also on the 2nd of May, 11 watches, value 44l.; the goods of Richard Stephen Waylett:—also on the 5th of March, 56 yards of linen-cloth, value 4l. 14s.; 200 yards of silk, value 28l.; and 4 wooden rollers, value 1s.; the goods of Thomas Gardiner, and another; to which

CHARLES WILSON pleaded GUILTY . Aged 20.

HENRY WILSON pleaded GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years on the first indictment, and Seven Years more on the second indictment.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1858
VerdictsGuilty > pleaded guilty

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1858. JAMES BENTLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June, 5 handkerchiefs, value 18s.; and 9 collars, value 6s.; the goods of James Smith, his master:— also, on the 1st of March, 4 handkerchiefs, value 14s., the goods of George Monser, his master; to which he pleaded GUILTY . Aged 21.— Confined Nine Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1859
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1859. MARY DWYER was indicted for a misdemeanor.

MESSRS. ELLIS and ESPINASSE conducted the Prosecution.

GEORGE BRISTOW . I keep the King's Head, Crown-street, Soho. On the 31st of May, the prisoner came with another woman at a quarter before twelve o'clock at night—I served her with a pint of beer, which came 2d.—she gave me a bad shilling—I put it by itself, under the ledge, close by the machine—I gave her 10d., and they left—on the 2nd of June the prisoner came again, about eight in the evening, and had a glass of gin—she gave me a bad shilling—I bent it—I went round to take hold of her—she said she did not know it was bad, that a gentleman gave it her is the square close by.

GEORGE MAUNDER (police-constable F 57) I took the prisoner, and have two shillings which Bristow gave me.

MR. JOHN FIELD . I am inspector of coin to the Mint. These shillings are both counterfeit, and both cast in one mould.

Prisoner's Defence. I had never been in his house before—my child died, and a woman pressed me to go, and have a pint of beer—I did not have gin—it was not me.

GUILTY . Aged 34.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1860
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1860. CATHERINE O'HARA was indicted for a misdemeanor.

RACHAEL WHITESIDE . I am the wife of John Whiteside, who keeps the Coopers' Arms, West-street, Smithfield. On the 4th of May, the prisoner came to my house with a woman named Davis—they had a pint of half-and-half, and paid for it in halfpence—then Davis called for some gin, and gave me half-a-crown—I gave her 2s. 4d. in change—I put the half-crown in the till—there were only a shilling and two sixpences in it—no other half-crown—in twenty minutes the prisoner and the other returned—they asked for some half-and-half, and a quartern of gin from the bottle—they gave me another half-crown—I took it, and said it would not do—I gave the prisoner in charge—as we were going to the station, I saw the prisoner put her hand into her pocket, and take something out—I seized her hand, and took from it four bad shillings, wrapped up—she said the had found them.

JOSEPH MARTIN . I am an inspector of the City police. On the 4th of May; I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in—I received four bad shillings from Whiteside—the prisoner had two good shillin ✗ four sixpences, and 9 1/4d. in copper—I found one of the sixpences was bad.

STEPHEN SMITH (City police-constable, NO. 254.) I took the prisoner, and received from Martin the four shillings he took from Whiteside.

MR. JOHN FIELD . These four shillings are all counterfeit, and this sixpence is also bad—the half-crowns were produced at the trial of Davis, the day before yesterday—they were both counterfeits.

Prisoner's Defence. I met this other person; she took me to the Cooper' s Arms; she asked me whether I would take some half-and-half; she gave a half-crown, and received the change; we came out; I walked as far as Smithfield; she asked me to come back, and get some gin; I said no, but she persuaded me; I went back; she called for a quartern of the best gin, and gave the landlady another half-crown; she said it was bad, and returned it to Davis; she found the first was a bad one, and

gave her into custody; then Davis put these things into ray hand; I did not know what they were.

STEPHEN SMITH re-examined. The prisoner did not say any thing when I took her—she did not say the other woman had put them into her hand.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1861
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1861. JOHN EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May, 1 half-crown, the money of John Hawkins and another, his masters.

JOHN HAWKINS . I am a partner in the firm of Hawkins and Payne, grocers, in Bethnal-green. The prisoner was our shopman for about three weeks—having lost some money, I marked three half-crowns, and one shilling—I gave them to Livermore—on Tuesday, the 24th of May, I called the prisoner in, and charged him with robbing me—he said "No, I have not"—an officer was there—we asked him if he would have any objection to our searching his boxes—he said no—we went into his room, and the officer asked him what money he had in his box—he said he did not know, he thought 30s.—in searching his box I found ten half-crowns, and some other silver and copper—I picked out one half-crown that I had marked the night before, and given to Mr. Livermore—the other two half-crowns I had marked and given to Mr. Livermore, were in the till—the prisoner and my partner had access to the till.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you find the prisoner's box open? A. It was shut, but not locked; any one could have gone and seen anything that was in the box, and have had access to his bed-room—no one but the prisoner had had access to my till—I had a porter in my employ—he had not access to the till—the porter is not here—I have a housekeeper—she is not in the habit of going to the prisoner's box—I know that by her testimony—she is not here—I was not in the shop when Livermore came in—I do not know that the prisoner came from the country—I have inquired, and found he came from the country—I had a respectable character with him from Messrs. Booth and Ingleby,—the last situation he filled was in town—I never said the housekeeper was in the habit of going to the prisoner's box—that is my deliberate. answer—I never said anything to that effect, or that she used to go and look into his box—I have not seen the marked shilling since I gave it into Mr. Livermore's hand—my partner went to the till to see the shilling—he is not here.

COURT. Q. Were you present when the policeman took the prisoner? A. Yes—I heard the policeman speak to him on the subject of this half-crown—the prisoner said, "It is not your half-crown, Mr. Hawkins, I had it in my pocket on Sunday."

Cross-examined. Q. He used the words "in my pocket?" A. Yes,—I told the Magistrate that—my evidence was read over to me, and I signed it—I could not swear whether that part was read over to me—I deposed to that about the Sunday—I did not mention it to-day because I was not asked the question.

WILLIAM CHARLES LIVERMORE . I live in Paradise-row, Bethnal-green. The prosecutor gave me three marked half-crowns and a shilling—

I took them to his shop, in Bethnal Green-road, about eight o'clock on Tuesday morning, and bought something—I gave them to the prisoner—this is one of the half-crowns.

CHARLES SMITH (police-sergeant K 34.) I went to the shop, and the prosecutor searched the prisoner's box—I found ten half-crowns, two shillings, two sixpences, and some halfpence—Mr. Hawkins said the half-crown was his—the prisoner said, "It is not yours, Mr. Hawkins, it is mine, I had it on Sunday."


JAMES EDWARDS . I am the prisoner's brother; he has come from Brighton. On hearing my brother was taken up I saw Mr. Hawkins—he told me the housekeeper used to go and look into my brother's box, and witnessed an increase of money—I swear that—he told me that the day after my brother was remanded from Worship-street while he was in Clerkenwell—I went to Mr. Hawkins's house, in Whitechapel—I questioned him as to what led to his suspicion, because I had reason to infer, from my brother going home on Sunday morning, with a suit of clothes which I had purchased, that that might be the reason of their suspicions and taking some undue advantage of him—I asked the prosecutor what reason he had for suspecting my brother—he said he was a man of very gay habits—I denied it—he said he was out all day on Sunday, and had a new suit of clothes on—I told him I had purchased it, and that seemed to relieve his mind, he had accused my brother of paying for these clothes out of the till—I said I could not see what inducement my brother had to do it; he had money of his own, a home to come to, and his clothes purchased.

COURT. Q. This was after he was remanded? A. Yes—he would have to come before the Magistrate again—the 'prosecutor would know that—the solicitor was not engaged then—I did not speak; the Magistrste seemed so fully satisfied, that my brother was committed without my making the statement—I was not examined, because I did not think it necessary.

COURT to CHARLES SMITH. Q. Did you draw the prisoner's attention to the marked half-crown? A. I had given him back the remainder of the half-crowns—I had this one in my hand—I said, "Is this your half-crown, Mr. Hawkins?"—he said, "Yes"—the prisoner said, "It is not yours, it is mine, I had it on Sunday"—I did not put the half-crown into his hand.


First Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1862
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1862. GEORGE OAKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April, 1 ham, value 6s., the goods of Samuel Rogers.

HENRY ROGERS . I live with my brother Samuel, in Kingsland-road, Shoreditch. At half-past four o'clock on the 29th of April, my brother lost this ham—I had seen it safe about ten minutes past four—it was brought back about half-past four.

CHARLES SHOREY . I am shop-boy to Mr. Hemmings, in Kingsland-road. I saw the prisoner coming along the road, at past four that day, in a direction from the prosecutor's, with a ham under his apron—I informed a man that was passing, and he ran after the prisoner—he is not here.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. Do you know Mr. Rogers's shop? A. Yes—I first saw the prisoner about two hundred yards from there—he was nearly opposite my master's shop.

JAMES WALL . On the 29th I was on duty near Shoreditch church, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, and saw the prisoner running with something in a black apron—he threw it away when he got about ten yards farther—it contained a ham—I took it back to Mr. Rogers's, and he claimed it.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you close by Shoreditch church? A. Yes—the prisoner was about four yards from me when I first saw him—I could not see the prosecutor's shop from where I was—when I was before the Magistrate on the Saturday I did not stop to be examined—I was examined on the Monday—the policeman did not come to me between the Saturday and the Monday—I went of my own accord—I was not threatened to be taken into custody about this ham.

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

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1863
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1863. MARY ANN BROOKS and MARY ANN ELLIS were indieted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 9 yards of printed cotton, value 4s. 6l.; and 1 pair of stockings, value 9d.; the goods of James Clover Tayers.

ELIZA TAYERS . I am the wife of James Clover Tayers, a draper, in High-street, Bromley. At half-past five o'clock, on the 19th of May, I was called by Dykes, and missed this cotton—I saw Brooks about three yards from my shop—I caught her, and asked if she had come into my shop, and taken a gown-piece—she said she did not—I gave her in charge, and went after Ellis, who had got about twelve yards—I took her back—I found Dykes had taken it back—it is mine—Brooks said, "I did not take it"—these stockings were taken from the window.

ELIZABETH DYKES . I am the prosecutor's servant. I went into the shop, and missed the cotton—I had not seen any one in the shop—Brooks was brought back by my mistress—before she returned I found this cotton just outside the door—I had seen it safe about ten minutes before—I had seen the two prisoners and another together, a little while before, sitting on the steps next door.

ELIZA WILES . I was coming down the street about half-past five o'clock—I saw Ellis take a pair of black stockings out of her bosom, and put them into a horse-trough, opposite Mrs. Reeves—I saw Mrs. Tayers come after her—Mrs. Reeves's little girl took the stockings out of the trough.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1864
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1864. NATHANIEL PRESTON was indicted for embezzlement.

ELIZABETH MARWOOD . I am cook to Miss Atkinson, of Russell-square—she deals with Hawkins for asses' milk. On the 28th of April I paid the prisoner 7 1/2 d., on the 29th 7 1/2 d. and on the 30th 7 1/2 d.—he received the same money every day from the 24th of February last till the 30th of April.

HANNAH HAWKINS . The prisoner was in my employ—I have not received any money from him, as from Miss Atkinson, since the 24th of February—he ought to have paid me every farthing,

GUILTY . Aged 28.— Confined Nine Months.

(There was another indictment against the prisoner.)

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1865
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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1865. GEORGE ALGAR, JOHN GWYNN , and ELLEN SMITH , were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 3 shillings and 2 sixpences, the monies of Benjamin Anning, from the person of Eliza Anning.

ELIZA ANNING . I am the wife of Benjamin Anning. On Thursday, the 19th of May, I landed from a vessel, about two o'clock, and went to Tower-hill—there were five men about there—I noticed one of them—Marshall came and told me something—I missed three shillings and two sixpences from my right hand'—I had seen them safe about five minutes before—I observed Gwynn looked at me very hard.

Cross-examined by MR. HORRY. Q. Were the guns firing? A. No—they had been firing.

JOHN ADAMS . I was on Tower-hill—I saw Algar and Gwynn together on Tower-hill—they joined two more, who have escaped—I saw the prosecutrix—the men followed her—they went up to her, and lifted up her gown—they saw me, and drew back—they went to her again, lifted her gown, took the money with their right hand; and one, who has escaped, took the money, and passed it to Gwynn—he and Algar ran off—I pursued, and they were taken—Smith and some other persons came up, and attempted to rescue Algar from the policeman—he was thrown down, and much hurt.

Cross-examined. Q. It was a man that is not here that lifted the pocket, and took something out? A. Yes—Algar was with Gwynn, and talking to him, and the other two crossed over to where these two men were—the others covered while the man picked the pocket—my attention was directed to the pocket.

Gwynn. Q. Where were you when you saw the money given to me? A. Close by.

WILLIAM MARSHALL . I am a smith. I was going across Tower-hill—I saw Algar and Gwynn, and two other men, ga behind the prosecutrix—one, who is not here, lifted the pocket, and turned it inside out, and then ran through the Nag's Head public-house—Smith was not by then—she was behind me, and I was close to them—Smith was about eight yards from the prosecutrix when the money was taken.

Cross-examined. Q. Was not Algar talking to one of the other men? A. I did not see him—I did not observe them all along—my attention was fixed on the man who lifted the pocket.

Gwynn. Q. Did not you say that the map that lifted the pocket, put his bands into his breeches' pockets, and walked through the Nag's-head? A. I did not see him.

THOMAS ARNOLD . I heard a cry of "Stop thief," and saw Gwynn running—I took him—Smith immediately came up, and said, "That is not the, man, let him go"—she got in between us several times, and tried to rescue him—Gwynn kicked me several times very violently, and threw me down—he attempted to pass something to Smith, and I heard silver drop—I did not see it.

Cross-examined. Q. Algar gave you no trouble? A. No. Gwynn. Q. Did you not say it was not me threw you down? A. No.

WILLIAM LEECH (police-constable H 18.) I heard the cry of, "Stop thief," and took Algar—two sixpences and one shilling were picked up—Smith said it was her money, and endeavoured all she could to prevent our taking the prisoners—I said if she would go to the station, if it was hers she should have it.

RICHARD ROBERTS . I saw Smith come up, and some money placed by

Gwynn in her hand—she attempted to put it to her bosom—the policeman gave her a push, and the money fell on the ground.

ALGAR*— GUILTY . Aged 19.

GWYNN*— GUILTY . Aged 21.

SMITH**— GUILTY . Aged 19.

✗ Transported for Ten Years

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1866
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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1866. MARIA WHELAN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May, 3 yards of lace, value 8d.; 1 seal, value 4d.; 4 sovereigns, 2 half-crowns, 6 shillings, and 1 sixpence; the property of Henry Wylde, her master.

MARTHA LUCY WYLDE . I am the wife of Henry Wylde—the prisoner was in my service. In consequence of circumstances, I parted with her on the 11th of May; but before that I gave my daughter four sovereigns and 11s. 6d. in silver to give to the prisoner to pay the butcher's bill—she did not say any thing to me about the money—she gave me warning to leave at three o'clock that day—I did not ask her whether she had paid the money—she ought to have paid it about ten in the morning, when the butcher called.

LOUISA WYLDE . I received some money from my mother on the 11th of May—it was wrapped in a piece of paper—I gave it to the prisoner.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST Q. Where was she when you gave it to her? A. In the kitchen—there was another servant in the the house, who was not in the kitchen—I told the prisoner it was the money to give the butcher—I saw her till about three in the afternoon—I do not remember' the butcher calling—I gave her the money about ten in the morning—I am sure I gave it her—I did not count it myself—I received from my mamma a piece of paper, which I presume contained the money, and took it to the prisoner directly.

BRYAN WARD . I am in the service of the butcher who supplied Mr. Wylde with meat—I had a bill against Mr. Wylde for meat—I do not know the amount of it—I delivered the bill—I did not receive any money for it from the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. You did not call at the house at all for it? A. I do not know—I missed calling one day in that week—I do not know whether I called that day.

GEORGE STRINGFIELD . I am a butcher. I sent Mr. Wylde a bill of 4l. 11s. 6d.—I did not receive the money.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose you receive your money by the man? A. Yes—I live in Duke-street, Bloomsbury. The prisoner never was in my shop.

MARY ANN SANDERS . I am servant to Mr. Wylde. Between eleven and twelve o'clock that day, the prisoner went out—she asked me if the butcher had been—I said yes—she said she was sorry for it, because she she had 4l. 11s. 6d. for him—he had called while she was out.

GEORGE JOHN RESTIEAUX (police-constable E 49.) I took the prisoner—I told her it was for taking 4l. 11s. 6d.—she said she had not received the money from her mistress—this is Mr. Comb's handwriting to this deposition—I do not recollect any thing about this statement—I was present the whole time—I do not recollect that the prisoner said any thing more than denying the charge—to the best of my recollection, she said she

bad not received the money of her mistress—(read)—The prisoner says, "I received no money to pay the gentleman."

Cross-examined. Q. When did you take her? A. On the 16th, Whit Monday, and in her box I found this seal and lace.

ELIZABETH WALLER . The prisoner came to our house that day, and said," I have five sovereigns that a friend of mine has given me."

GUILTY . Aged 22.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury.— Judgment Respited.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1867
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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1867. DANIEL BRYANT and HENRY HUDSON were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May, 2 loaves of bread, value 1s. 6d. the goods of Thomas Bartlett Young; and that Bryant had been before convicted of felony.

THOMAS BARTLETT YOUNG . I live in Drummond-street, Euston-square.

These two loaves of bread are mine—I was not at home at the time they were taken.

CHARLES GRINHAM (police-constable S 221.) At half-past nine o'clock on the 26th of May, I was in Seymour-street—I saw the prisoners and another—I followed them to Drummond-street—they went to the prosecutor's—Bryant went in on his hands and knees, and brought out two loaves—the other two were outside—they then went to another street, and parted—I took Bryant—I am sure the prisoners are two of them.

ROBERT KNIGHT (police-constable S 221.) I produce a certificate of Bryant's former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office—(ready)—the prisoner is the person.

(John Parrott and William Pike gave Hudson a good character.)



✗ Transported for Seven Years—Convict Ship.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1868
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1868. JAMES CROUCH was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May, 9oz✗. weight of bread, value 1d., the goods of John Williams.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a labourer in the West India Docks, and live in St. George's-in-the-East At half-past seven o'clock, on the 31st of May, I had some bread and butter, in an old red handkerchief—I missed it at half-past ten—I have seen it since in the officer's hand—it is mine.

JOHN PASSMORE . I took the prisoner—he told me he had been working, the day before—I went with him at Mr. Bayley's, who, he said, had employed him—he said he had not been working there, and he knew nothing of him.

THOMAS PHIPPS . I found this bread and butter on the prisoner—I saw him take it off the check-box—he told me it belonged to himself—I do not think he had any of his own—it was in a red handkerchief—there was nine ounces of bread.

Prisoner's Defence. It was in a handkerchief, and I thought it was mine. I went into the Docks that morning, and had been at work there.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined One Month.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1869
VerdictGuilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > whipping

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1869. GEORGE BECK was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 2 pairs of shoes, value 4d.; 1 shoe, value 1s. 6d.; 1 boot, value 1s. 6d.; 1 last, value 6d.; the goods of George Purden.

GEORGE PURDEN . I am a shoemaker, living in Stafford-street, Lisson-grove. When I went home, on the 19th of May, I found my window broken, and two pairs of shoes gone—these are them.

WILLIAM WARNER . I am a shoemaker, in Bell-street, Lisson-grove. About seven o'clock that evening, the prisoner came and asked if I would buy two pairs of shoes, that a lady had given him at Maida-hill—I said, "What do you want for them?"—he said, "They are worth 2d. or 3d." I gave him 2d. for them.

Prisoner's Defence. Two other boys came to me, and said, "There is an old pair of shoes down this area, go and get them." I said, "I don't like;" they said they would give me a good hiding if I did not. I took them from outside the window-ledge in the area. I do not know anything about breaking the window.

GUILTY .— Confined Six Days, and Whipped.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1870
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1870. FRANCIS JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May, 1 pair of boots, value 2s., the goods of Charles Edwin Kendall.

GEORGE IRVING . I am shopman to Charles Edwin Kendall. Between nine and ten o'clock, on the night of the 20th of May, the prisoner came in with two others—he sat himself down by the side of a customer, to try on some half-boots—during that time the customer laid a pair of half-boots down by the side of him, and while he was trying on another pair, the prisoner took these boots out—he went out up the hill—I followed him—some person called him—he came back, took the boots from under his arm, and put them into his hat—when he got opposite our shop I took him in—I took the hat off his head, and he took the boots out of his hat himself.

HENRY MARSH (police-constable G 117.) I took the prisoner, and took the boots from his hand—I had a hard struggle to get them.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY . Aged 26.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1871
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1871. MARGARET MAHONY was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May, 1 petticoat, value 1s.; 4 1/2 yards of ribbon, value 6d.; 1 pinafore, value 3d.; and 1 collar value 3d.; the goods of Joseph Moses, her master.

PRISCILLA MOSES . I am the wife of Joseph Moses, of Brill-row, Somers-town, the prisoner was my servant. On the 26th of May I missed these things—I saw them again with the policeman—they were found in her box.

ELIZABETH DISCOMB . The prisoner came to my house on Tuesday evening—I let her sleep at my place—she brought her box on the Friday morning—I saw the pinafore, the ribbon, and the collar in it—the prosecutrix identified them.

WILLIAM ELMER (police-constable S 187.) I took the prisoner, and have the property.

Prisoner's Defence. I left on Thursday evening, and on the Sunday Moses came and broke my box open, in presence of a policeman; these things are my own; I bought the collar at a shop in Judd-street; the pinafore is my sister's. I took a shawl out of pawn, and this pinafore was round it; the petticoat I had made two years ago.

PRISCILLA MOSES re-examined. I made this pinafore myself—here is my name marked on it, and I have the fellow pinafore to it—the petticoat is mine, but she has put new strings to it.

ELIZABETH DISCOMB re-examined. I went with the prisoner to get the shall out of pledge the night before—there was a pinafore round it.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1872
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1872. JOHN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May, 1 truck, value 3l., the goods of Joseph Price.

THOMAS WHITE . I am porter to Joseph Price, and live in Long-lane, Bermondsey—this is my master's truck—it was safe on the 27th of May, and on the 30th it was gone—it had been placed in Mr. Crowder's yard—I saw it at the station on the 2nd of June.

WILLIAM HORSNELL (police-constable G 172.) On the 28th of May, I saw the prisoner coming up Old-street with this truck—I asked how he one by it—he said a man in Covent-garden had employed him with it, to carry some greens to Liverpool-road—I asked where he was going to take it—he said to a man named Chapman—I took him to the station.

Prisoner's Defence. I was hired by a man in Covent-garden to take some greens to Liverpool-road, and in going back I was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined Three Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1873
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Imprisonment

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1873. THOMAS SHARP and GEORGE MASON were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May, 3 garden hand-glasses, value 12s., the goods of Michael Martin.

JOHN FULLER MARTIN . I live on Thames Bank, Pimlico, with my father, Michael Martin, a gardener. On the morning of the 14th of May I missed three garden hand-glasses—this is the lead of them—they are my father's—I know it by the rings—each of the prisoners could carry one—there was 81bs. weight of lead—this is not half of it.

Cross-examined by MR. BALLANTINE. Q. When were these things safe? A. At seven o'clock on Friday, the 13th—I know this ring at the top. by its being our own make—they are not common to such frames—I swear to its being our lead.

HANNAH CORBETT . I am the wife of William Corbett, and live in Dorset-street, Vauxhall. About half-past eight o'clock in the evening of the 14th of May, the prisoners brought the lead to our shop—Sharp had it—I gave him 6d. for it—Mason was within the door with him.

WILLIAM THOMPSON (police-sergeant B 7.) The frames were broken in the lane, about one hundred yards from where they were taken—I there found the glass of the frame.

Sharp's Defence. We were coming by, and saw some bits of lead, and we sold them for 6d.

SHARP*— GUILTY . Aged 13.— Confined Nine Months.

MASON*— GUILTY . Aged 13.— Confined Six Months.

Fifth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1874
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1874. ROSETTA MARKS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 1 blanket, value 5s., the goods of Francis Marks.

FRANCIS MARKS . I am married, and live in Eliza-place, Clerk enwell—the prisoner is my daughter. I lost a blanket on the 19th of May—this is it.

WILLIAM JAMES LEWIS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Exmouth-street. This blanket was pledged by a female in the name of "Susan Smith."

GEORGE PUTMAN (police-constable G 141.) I took the prisoner—I

told her what for—she said she would not do it again if her father would forgive her—he said he could not, she had done it a great many times.

GUILTY . Aged 16.— Transported for Seven Years—Penitentiary.

(The prosecutor stated that the prisoner had robbed him to the amount of 100l., and was incorrigible.)

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1875
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1875. LUCY HURST was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May, 1 blanket, value 2s., the goods of John Durr.

ELIZABETH DURR . I am the wife of John Durr—we live in St. Martin's-lane. The prisoner occupied a room in our house on the 18th of May—she left on the 19th, and the blanket was gone—I found her on the Saturday, at Westminster.

ANN JONES . The prisoner took me home to sleep with her on the 17th of May, and I remained with her on the Tuesday—on the Wednesday morning, about eight o'clock, she got up, and took the blanket off the bed, and promised to return, but she did not—I remained there on the Wednesday, and on Thursday I left the lodging—I am a dress-maker.

GUILTY . Aged 40.— Confined Nine Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1876
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1876. JOHN PRATT was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of February, 1 coat, value 15s.; 1 waistcoat, value 9s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 1s.; and 1 half-sovereign; the property of Robert Grant: 2 coats, value 2l.; and 2 handkerchiefs, value 6d.; the goods of Henry Thomas Brind.

ROBERT GRANT . I am a porter, and lodge in Castle-court, Finsbury—the prisoner lodged there. I had a box there containing the articles stated as my property—I saw it safe on the 10th of February, and on the 16th I found the box was broken open, and the things were gone—when I got up in the morning, on the 16th, I left the prisoner in bed, and Brind was there dressing.

HENRY THOMAS BRIND . I locked up my box, and left it there—I went out with Grant on the morning of the 16th, to go to work—I left two coats and two handkerchiefs in the box—I came back at nine o'clock, and went into the kitchen to breakfast—I had not been there long before I heard the prisoner come down, go out, and slam the door after him—I went up stairs, and found my box broken open, and these things gone, and Grant's too—when I went out in the morning I left the prisoner in bed, and my little brother dressing.

Prisoner. Q. Did you see me come down? A. No, but there was nobody but you in the house.

JAMES RICHARD BRIND . I left the prisoner in bed when I was dressing that morning—I went out a few minutes after six o'clock—I left the room all right—I did not see the prisoner again that morning.

SARAH BRIND . The prisoner lodged in my house—no one lodged in that room but him and Grant and my sons—I heard the prisoner run down that morning—it must have been him, as there was no one else in the house—the door shuts and fastens inside—no one could have got in but by my letting them in—the prisoner had not paid for his lodging, and he gave no notice.

ELIZABETH TRUST . I live opposite Mrs. Brind. About nine o'clock that morning I saw a man come out of her house with a large bundle—the prisoner resembles him in appearance—I could not see his face—he walked on to Windmill-street, and then ran.

Prisoner's Defence, I lodged with her two years ago, and she could not say anything against my character. I went oat that morning to try to get work, and could not; I went into the country, and returned on the 11th of April; I got a month in the City Bridewell, and then I was taken on this charge, which I know nothing of.

GUILTY.* Aged 23.— Transported for Seven Years.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1877
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1877. CHARLES TOOMBS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May, 2 trowels, value 2s., the goods of Benjamin Hawkins.

BENJAMIN HAWKINS . I keep a beer-shop in Pierpoint-row, Islington. On the 4th of May the prisoner was there with another man—I had two trowels in my ground—I missed them—these now produced are them—I can swear to one of them particularly, and I believe the other to be mine.

JOHN WHITHEY . I am a pawnbroker. The two trowels were pawned with me—I cannot tell by whom—these are the duplicates I gave for them.

HENRY CORNISH . I bought these two duplicates of the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the duplicates of a young man for four-pence; I was going down Islington for some rosewood about a fortnight afterwards; the prosecutor met me, and asked me about the trowels; I told him where the man lived that I bought the duplicates of, but he was gone away.

BENJAMIN HAWKINS re-examined. He took me to an empty house.

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

Sixth Jury, before Edward Bullock, Esq.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1878
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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1878. THOMAS NEATE was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May, 1 pewter pot, value 4d.; the goods of James Maskell.

JAMES BUCK . I am pot-boy, to James Maskell, who keeps the Adam and Eve, John-street, Clerkenwell. Between six and seven o'clock, in the evening, the prisoner was in the tap-room—he had a red handkerchief which looked as if something was in it—he first placed it on the table at which he was sitting, and had a pot of beer—there was a little disturbance in the parlour, but not in the tap-room—somebody present spoke to me—I went and sat opposite to the prisoner—I saw the handkerchief on the table—I took it up, and found a pint pot in it—I asked if it belonged to him, and if that was the trick he had been up to—he made no reply—he got up and went towards the door—as he got up I saw a half pint pot on the stool, which I had seen half an hour before on the table, opposite to where he was sitting—I took it up, and gave it to my mistress—the pot on the stool was open—the pot in the handkerchief was wrapped in paper, and then in the handkerchief—nobody was sitting by the prisoner—House detained him—the pint pot belonged to Mr. Knight, the landlord of a public-house—the other pot is James Maskell's

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. HOW many persons were in the house that night? A. I cannot say—there were two men fighting—they went into the tap-room after the fight was over—I have known House about three months—I have drank with him once or twice a week—I have heard of a Licensed Victuallers' Society—I have heard there is a reward for convicting pot-stealers—I have heard it is a guinea—I do not expect to get any thing for the conviction of the prisoner—I would not take it—I live by cleaning pots—this is the first time I ever was a witness—I and House have never talked about the reward given for pot-stealing—I swear that.

ROBERT HOUSE . I am a floor-cloth painter, living in Wynyatt-place. On Wednesday evening, the 18th of May, I was at the Adam and Eve with Buck—I saw the prisoner come into the tap-room—he seated himself at my right hand—he had something in a handkerchief—he put it on the table—there was nothing on it before he sat down—there was nothing on the stool then—he got up again, and there was a half-pint pot on the stool—I spoke to the potman about him—I saw Buck tike hold of the handkerchief, and open it—I saw a pint pot in it, covered with brown paper—the prisoner walked towards the door—I stopped and asked him if he recollected me—he made a reply, but I do not know what—I asked if he recollected Mr. Williams's of the Sir John Falstaff—the potman took the pot from the settle, and gave it to the landlady—the other pot was taken by the policeman—no one sat on the settle with the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. You did not see to whom either of the pots were given? A. No—I swear that—I never swore one was given to me—I do not know that I swore it before the Magistrate—I swore to the truth—I mentioned Mr. Williams's name to the Magistrate—I have been in the public-house about six times—I do not know Buck any more than seeing him there—I never drank with him, to my knowledge—I never got a reward for giving evidence—I have heard of the Licensed Victuallers' Society—I believe they give a reward of a guinea—I have seen it posted up in several public-houses—there is not one in the house Buck lived in, to my knowledge—they would not give me a reward for getting a man acquitted—I have only seen Buck once since we were before the Magistrate—I have not been talking to him respecting the prisoner—I would not believe Buck when he swore he would not take a guinea—a witness gets 3s. 6d. a day here—I have never been a witness here before—there were about eight men in the tap-room—there was no row while I was there—the prisoner denied that the handkerchief was his, or the half-pint pot with i—he did it in presence of Buck.

COURT. Q. Have you had any promise of any reward if you convict!? A. No.

STEPHEN KNIGHT . I keep the Ironmongers' Arms, in St. Luke's. This pint pot is mine—I do not know when I lost it.

JAMES CHURCHYARD (police-constable G 174.) I was called to the tap-room at' the Adam and Eve—I found the prisoner detained there by House—I have a pint pot which was given me by Mrs. Maskell, and the paper and the handkerchief—I took the small pot from the hand of House, I believe, but there were two or three struggling at the bar—the prisoner denied all knowledge of the pot or handkerchief—I found 2s. 10d. on him, and two or three medals.

JAMES MASKELL . I keep the Adam and Eve. This half-pint pot is mine.


13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1879
VerdictNot Guilty > no evidence

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1879. THOMAS NEATE was again indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May, 1 pewter pot, value 1s., the goods of Stephen Knight.

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1880
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1880. WILLIAM KEYLER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May, 1 half-crown, 12 shillings, and 11 sixpences, the monies of John Hanson, his master.

SARAH HANSON . I am single, and live with my brother, John Hanson, of the Coach and Horses, in High-street, Kensington. The prisoner was in his service—on the evening of the 12th of May I saw him at the bar—he said Mrs. Camp had sent him for change for a sovereign—she is a customer—I gave him the full change, in half-crowns, eleven sixpences, and the remainder in shillings—I did not get the sovereign, or see him after till he was in custody—he had no wages due to him.

MARTHA CAMP . I am the wife of John Camp, and live in Palace-place, Kensington. I deal with the prosecutor—I did not send the prisoner on the 12th of May to his master or mistress for change—I got no change for a sovereign.

RICHARD HILL (police-constable T 113.) I apprehended the prisoner at Twickenham on the 27th of May—I was in plain clothes, but he knew me perfectly well—he saw me coming, and ran away—I overtook him—I told him what I took him for, and that all he said would be used in evidence against him—he said it was a drunken job, but he had been pressed to do it some time, and he was sorry for it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was rather intoxicated, and asked my mistress to give me change; I went to my brother's, and heard my master was going to have me taken up; I was afraid to go back.

GUILTY . Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Six Months.

13th June 1842
Reference Numbert18420613-1881
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty; Guilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation; Imprisonment

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1881. THQMAS HERBERT and JOHN GARRATT were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May, 1 coat, value 1l. 17s.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 1l.; and 1 handkerchief, value 3s.; the goods of Charles Thomas Edwards; to which

HERBERT pleaded GUILTY . Aged 19.— Transported for Seven Years.

CHARLES THOMAS EDWARDS . I live in West-street, Somers-town, and work at a greengrocer's. Garrett is my landlord's son, and lived in the same house with me—on Wednesday night, the 25th of May, I was going to bed, about hall-past eleven o'clock—I observed the window of the room about three inches open, and the curtain broken down—I had a box under the bed in that room, in which I had a suit of clothes—I found it broken open, and missed from it a coat, a black silk handkerchief, and a pair of black cloth trowsers—I had seen them safe the day before, and I had locked the box—the duplicate of these things was sent to my landlord, in a public-house, by a little boy—it was shown to me that night, and the next morning the landlady gave it me—I gave it to the policeman, who went to the pawnbroker's—the articles produced are mine, and are what I had seen safe in my box the evening before.

WILLIAM HUNT (police-constable E 67.) The prisoner Herbert was given into my custody, and I received this duplicate from the prosecutor.

THOMAS FRYER (police-sergeant P 15.) I took Garrett into custody in Fizroy-market—I told him it was for felony—he said, "You go and take the other one"—I asked what he meant—he said, "I will go and show you where he lives"—I said, "If you make any communication to me, I shall have to state it"—as he got opposite No. 21. Warren-street, where Herbert lived,. he pointed down the area and said, "There"—he afterwards said, "I did not take the property, though I was present at the time the box was broken open by Herbert," and he said they got in at the back. THOMAS BLACKBURN. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Skinner-street,