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 »
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 »
John Wilson and Martha Walters , were both Indicted for High-Treason, in Clipping the Currant Coyn of this Kingdom , on the 29th of May last. The Evidence was, That the prisoners were seen to rub Mony round the edges, with several other Corroborating Depositions, which was so clear to the Jury, that they were both found Guilty of the Indictment. [Death. See summary.] View trial »
460. JAMES FARQUHAR was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of February , 1 handkerchief, value 2s. 6d., the monies of William Shipton Browning , from his person . WILLIAM SHIPTON BROWNING. I was on Clerkenwellgreen ; on the 9th of February I had a handkerchief in my pocket, which I missed - and saw it taken from the prisoner in about a minute - here it is - it has my mark on it. JAMES BALLARD . I was on the Green - I saw Mr. Browning - the prisoner and another were following him - the other took the handkerchief from the prosecutor’s pocket, and gave it to the prisoner, who put it into his pocket; I took him… View trial »
Samuel James , of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , was indicted for Felony, for that he, after an Act of Parliament made for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, on the 20th of June in the 9th Year of His Majesty’s Reign, did forge and make a Counterfeit Sixpenny Stamp, and did stamp Paper with the same, and afterwards uttered the same, knowing the same to be false ; the Prisoner pleaded guilty to the Fact, and said that he would throw himself on the Mercy of the Bench. [Death. See summary.] View trial »
338. GEORGE DREW (26) , Stealing £15 of William Henry Pettit. MR. WARBURTON Prosecuted. MARY CALLAGHAN . I live at South Grove, Walthamstow—I was in the employ of Mr. Pettit, a greengrocer—on August 22nd last I was in charge of the house with my nine children—I went to bed with my children at half-past eleven—I heard a noise and heard somebody come up the stairs—it was the prisoner—he went into the governor’s room—I knew him by seeing him about the place—he said, “you don’t want to come downstairs, there is not anything the matter”—the child said, “I will tell my daddy when he comes home, Boss”—he went by that name—he then went down, and I went down and bolted the front door—I then heard somebody come… View trial »
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