1173. HENRY HUMPHREYS and WILLIAM WRIGHT , breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Pearson, and stealing 3 hams, and 1l. 2 a pig’s cheek, value 17s.; his property: to which they pleaded GUILTY — Confined Twelve Months each. Before Mr. Common Serjeant.   View trial »
320. ANN OWEN was indicted for stealing a mahogany tea-chest, value 4 s. and two silver tea-spoons, value 2 s. the property of Richard Upjohn , May 20th . RICHARD UPJOHN sworn. On Sunday se’nnight, I lost a mahogany tea-chest, and two silver tea-spoons, out of my lodging, No. 11, Dean-street, Red-lion square . My wife was below stairs; I heard the dog bark; I saw the prisoner go out, and followed her: she was brought back; the tea-chest was in her hand, and the spoons in her pocket. How came she in your room? - I do not know: she was quite a stranger: my wife was below, and left the door open;…   View trial »
James Hylton of St. Clement-Danes , Milliner , was Tryed for most Scandalous, Base and Cursed Words against Their present Majesties, viz. He was heard to pronounce these English Words. God Damn King William and Queen Mary, and God bless King James and Queen Mary, and God Damn all the Nation, and God bless my Self , which was plainly proved upon him: The Prisoner said he was much in Drink, yet he was found guilty of a Misdemeaner. [Fine. See summary.] [Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]   View trial »
1501. EDWARD CHAPMAN was indicted for stealing 2 flutes, value 4s., the goods of Herman Wrede, his master; to which he pleaded GUILTY . Aged 16.— Confined Nine Months.   View trial »
771. GEORGE HENRY HILL was indicted for the manslaughter of Lucretia Lydia Goodman. MR. CHARLES MATHEWS Prosecuted, and MR. FULTON Defended. ATHERSTON BRAXTON HICKS . I am one of the Coroners for the County of London—on 16th July I held an inquest on the body of a child, named Lucretia Lydia Goodman—in the course of the inquiry the prisoner was called as a witness—he was present throughout the whole inquiry—he volunteered his evidence—he was sworn, and I cautioned him that whatever he said would be taken down in writing, and might be used in evidence against him—I took his evidence; it was read over to him, and he signed it—on 16th July my officer,…   View trial »
458. HENRY WILLIAM KING (16) , Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 4l. 3s. with intent to defraud. MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS conducted the Prosecution. WALTER APPLETON . I am a stationer of 21, St. John’s Lane, Clerken-well—the business is now carried on as “The Educational Supply Association Limited,” in High Holborn—I am director of that company—on 21st June I went to the office and found the prisoner in charge of the assistant overseer of the Post Office—he showed me this post-office ordersigned Collins & Appleton—it is not my writing or Mr. Collins’—I don’t know the prisoner’s handwriting—he had no authority to sign any documents. HERBERT MARSH . I am assistant to…   View trial »
347. EMMA DOYLE (20) , Unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child. GUILTY — Judgment Respited.   View trial »
357. ABRAHAM BONE , THOMAS STEVENS , and THOMAS RILEY , were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Henry Croasdell , about the hour of eight in the night, of the 7th of February , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing, five yards of baize, value 12s. the property of the said Henry . MARY CROASDELL sworn. - I am the wife of Henry Croasdell, I live at No. 3,…   View trial »
315. WILLIAM EDWARDS (25) , Feloniously wounding one Maurice Doherty, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm. MR. PLATT conducted the Prosecution. MAURICE DOHERTY . I live at 19, Queen Street, Seven Dials, and am a carman—between 1 and 2 o’clock on the morning of the 29th February, I was in bed—the prisoner lived in the room above me with five other men—I heard a great noise, and I went up and asked them to be quiet because my mother was very bad—the prisoner went on with some bad language; I was standing by another man’s bed, and all at once the prisoner pulled a knife out of his pocket, opened it and ran it in me—I went down and called a policeman—I was bleeding fearfully. …   View trial »
746. MAUD RAYNER (16) PLEADED GUILTY to stealing a tablecloth and other articles, the goods of Susan Ferrier.— Judgment respited.   View trial »