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Ray, Theft > theft from a specified place; John Ray, Royal Offences
> coining offences, 18th February 1691.
John Ray, was Indicted for Robbing one Bernard
Chatfield, on the 9th of May last, and taking away several French Pistoles
and other pieces of Gold, to a considerable value. The Evidence swore, That
the Prisoner was a Servant to him, being an Apothicary in the Minories, and
the House was Robbed of the Gold; but there was no possitive proof against
him, besides the Fact being committed before the 16th of May, he was Acquitted
by vertue of Their Majesties most Gracious Pardon.
The same John Ray was a second time Indicted
for Coyning' of several Pieces of false Mony, on the 21st of January last,
viz. Half Crowns, &c. The Evidence swore, that Stamps to Coyn Mony were
found in the Prisoner's House, which were produced in Court; and although
the Prisoner denied it, yet being lookt upon to be a Notorious Offender,
he was found Guilty.
Chatfield, defendant, theft: animal theft, 09 Dec 1691.
Robert Chatfield and John Beamore, alias Pemore,
were both Indicted for stealing a Barrow Hog, value 20 s. a Sow value 20
s. on the 9th. of November last, the Goods of Simon Newel; Mr. Newel said
that he lost 9. Hogs in all, which were stole out of his Yard, at Hornchurch
in Essex; and afterwards he found them all again, where the Prisoner had
sold them, and they were taken as they were driving some of the Hogs along
the Road, the Prisoners could not gainsay it, so they were both found Guilty
Chatfield, defendant, 15 Jan 1692.
Then the Court Adjourn'd till Tuesday Four
a Clock in the Afternoon: And then being met, the Proceedings were as followeth;
that is to say, These following persons being called over by their Names;
and being asked, Why Execution should not be awarded agai...
Chatfield, defendant, theft: specified place, 03 Sep 1766.
458. (M) Elizabeth, wife of John Chatfield
, was indicted for stealing one pair of linen sheets, value 4 s. one stuff
curtain, value 1 s. three flat irons, one iron poker, one pair of iron tongs,
one iron fire-shovel, one copper quart pot, one pewter
original bason, and one iron trevet, the property of John Vaughan
, in a certain lodging-room left by contract, &c. April 15.
John Vaughan . The prisoner is a married woman;
she and her husband lodged at my house between two and three years; after
her husband left her, and was gone away. I left her a room of a lesser rent;
she worked for an upholsterer in Clerkenwell at 7 s. a week; her husband
has left her about two years: I lost nothing while he was with her: on the
15th of April she went off, and took the key with her, and the things mentioned
in the indictment were missing; she returned the 19th of August; I charged
her with taking the things; she told me, if I would not punish her, she would
punish me for scandalizing her; I took her before the Justice; she confessed
voluntarily to taking all the things; we have found all again but the sheets
Mr. Vaughan promised me, if I had any body that
would join in a note to pay a shilling a week, he would make a debt of it.
I did not take them in order to steal them, it was upon an
Mr. Godfrey. I am foreman to Mess. Mallet and
Gomm, upholsterers; I have known the prisoner between fourteen and fifteen
years; she worked there some years; we have often things of value lying about,
we never missed any thing; she is the last person I should have mistrusted;
was she to find favour, I believe she might come to work with us
Dennis Mullen . I have known her about seven
years; she has worked for Mess. May and Eades in the upholstery way; she
behaved very sober and well, both there and in several other
Chatfield, victim in trial of JOHN WEBB, JOHN TAYLOR, theft: simple grand
larceny, 02 Dec 1795.
JOHN WEBB and JOHN TAYLOR were indicted for
feloniously stealing four gallons of rum, value 3l. the property of John
Chatfield, William Chatfield, and Robert Chatfield, November 28.(The case
was opened by Mr. Knapp.)
RICHARD BUNCE sworn.
(The witness cried.) - Q. What is the reason
of your being frightened; is there any reason for it? - A. I dont know that
there is. I am a carpenter by trade, and live with my father, No. 49, in
See originalQ. Do you know Messrs. Chatsield's
cellar, in Sheepy-yard? - A. Yes; on Saturday I saw Taylor, Mr. Chatsield's
servant, open the door and go in.
Q. Don't be frightened, there is nothing to
frighten you? - A. Perhaps there will be.
Q. Had Taylor any light? - A. No; it was between
three and four in the afternoon; on his going into the cellar, I went and
told Wade, the other witness, as I was ordered to do; I returned to the cellar,
and Wade followed me; I then saw a man, with a basket on his shoulder, come
out of the cellar that Taylor had gone into.
Q. How long was that after Taylor went in? -
A. About eight minutes, not longer.
Q. Do you know who that man was? - A. Yes; the
other prisoner that stands by Taylor.
Q. What makes you so frightened? - A. Because
I am brought here to condemn these men. (Web and Taylor were
Chatfield, victim in trial of JOHN WEBB, JOHN TAYLOR, theft: simple grand
larceny, 02 Dec 1795. see above
Chatfield, victim in trial of JOHN WEBB, JOHN TAYLOR, theft: simple grand
larceny, 02 Dec 1795. see above
& William Chatfield, victims in trial of THOMAS RUSSELL, theft: simple
grand larceny, 16 Sep 1801.
THOMAS RUSSELL was indicted for feloniously
stealing, on the 27th of July, a gallon of brandy, value 10s. twenty glass
phials, value 10s. and a wooden box, value 6d. the property of our Lord the
Second Count. Charging it to be the property
of the Commissioners of Excise.
Third Count. Charging it to be the property
of Joseph Chipperfield.
Fourth Count. Charging it to be the property
of John Chatfield and William Chatfield.(The case was opened by Mr.
JOHN HEARN sworn. - Examined by Mr. Jackson.
I am an assistant employed in the Excise warehouse, at Porter's Quay, for
receiving condemned goods: On the 27th of July last, Mr. Keylock left the
warehouse for a few minutes; the door was chained within side when he and
I were together; he went out, and the door was pulled to, only I did not
follow him to fasten the door, as I expected him back every minute; after
he was gone, I heard the door go all of a sudden against a cask; it was a
noise I was not accustomed to hear; I turned round, and saw a man dressed
in soldier's clothes go out of the warehouse with a box under his arm; I
went after him, and he dropped the box, which split the bottom right in half;
the box contained twenty samples of brandy, marked C in a diamond; they were
in half-pint phials.
Q. What had the prisoner to do in the warehouse
original ? - A. He had no sort of business there.
Q. Where was the box taken from? - A. From a
bench about a yard and a half, or two yards, from the door.
Q. Do you know to whom it belonged? - A. Yes,
Messrs. John and William Chatfield.
Mr. Knapp. Q.Was not the prisoner very drunk
at the time? - A. He was.
Prisoner's defence. I was very much in
The prisoner called Mr. William Crowther, a
goldsmith, in Bunhill-row, who had known him nine years, and gave him a good
GUILTY, aged 24. Confined one month in
Chatfield, victim in trial of WILLIAM WARNER, theft: specified place, 06
WILLIAM WARNER was indicted for feloniously
stealing on the 23d of April, one hundred and twenty deals, value 50 l. the
property of John Chatfield, Thomas Arnott, Robert Mercer, and Thomas Arnott,
jun. in a certain boat upon the navigable river Thames. And
TWO OTHER COUNTS for like offence, only varying
the manner of charging him.
CHARLES POTLIDOE. Q. Do you live with Messrs.
Chatfield and Co. - A. Yes. See link 13 for full extended
Chatfield, victim in trial of JOHN HOLCOMB, JOHN PITKEATHLY, theft: simple
grand larceny, 08 Apr 1812.
JOHN HOLCOMB and JOHN PITKEATHLY were indicted
for feloniously stealing, on the 18th of January, a gallon of rum, value
15 s. the property of William Chatfield and Samuel Chatfield. Found
guilty and transported for seven years.
CHATFIELD, appears in trial of JOHN YOUNG, JOHN FRANCIS, theft: simple grand
larceny, theft: receiving stolen goods, 06 Dec 1815.
JOHN YOUNG was indicted for feloniously stealing,
on the 24th of November, three hundred pounds weight of printed paper, value
10l. the property of Thomas Bensley. And JOHN FRANCIS, for feloniously receiving
the same goods, knowing them to have been stolen.
WALTER CHATFIELD. I am warehouse-man to Mr.
Bensley, of Bolt-court, Fleet-street; John Young was in our employ during
four years previous to last Christmas; he was a reading boy. See link
18 for full extended details. YOUNG, GUILTY, aged 16. Transported for
Seven Years. FRANCIS, NOT GUILTY.
Chatfield, victim in trial of JAMES DAKIN, theft: simple grand larceny, 06
JAMES DAKIN was indicted for stealing, on the
8th of December, one grate, value 4 s., the goods of Thomas
THOMAS CHATFIELD. I live in Green-lane, Tottenham.
On the 8th of December, about half-past twelve o'clock, I was told a man
was gone out of my shed with something. I followed and secured him with the
grate in his apron. There were three persons, and each had a donkey - I had
followed them to Southgate. They behaved very impudent. (Property produced
and sworn to.) GUILTY. Aged 18. Transported for Seven
Chatfield, juror in Front Matter from Old Bailey Proceedings; John Thomas
Thorp, Session Fourth, Wednesday 11th April 1821, 159-256
THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the King's Commission
of the Peace Oyer and Terminer, AND Gaol Delivery for the City of London,
AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery For the County of Middlesex, HELD AT Justice Hall,
in the Old Bailey; ON WEDNESDAY, 11th of APRIL, 1821, an...
CHATFIELD, defendant, theft: simple grand larceny, 19 Feb 1823.
WILLIAM CHATFIELD and JOHN ALLEN were indicted
for stealing, on the 12th of February, a pillow, value 18 d., the goods of
BENJAMIN LAMB. I am a broker, and live in
Brick-lane, St. Luke's. On the 12th of February, I lost a pillow, my wife
sent for me; I went in pursuit round Old-street, and caught Allen with it
in his apron - and as I returned from Worship-street, I took Chatfield. Cox
spoke to them both.
HARRIET COX. I am ten years old, and live next
door to Lamb, in Brick-lane, Old-street. I was going for some milk, between
six and seven o'clock in the afternoon, it was nearly dark. I saw Chatfield
get on a step, and take the pillow - Allen stood waiting at the corner of
Mitchell-street, two doors off; they both went down there together. I told
Mrs. Lamb of it, and at night Mr. Lamb took one of them. I saw them at
Worship-street next morning, and am sure of them. (Property produced
and sworn to.) CHATFIELD - GUILTY. Whipped and Discharged.
ALLEN - GUILTY. Fined One Shilling and Discharged.
CHATFIELD, defendant, theft: specified place, 19 May 1825.
WILLIAM CHATFIELD was indicted for stealing,
on the 20th of April, a tea-caddy, value 2 l. 2 s., the goods of John Dark,
in his dwelling-house.
JOHN DARK. I am a cabinet-maker, and live in
Leather-sellers'-buildings, London-wall. On Wednesday, the 20th of April,
when I went out in the morning, this caddy was safe; I returned at three
o'clock, and it was gone. The materials it is made with did not cost me 40
s. On the Friday following the officer produced it - the prisoner was then
(Property produced and sworn to.)
BRIDGET SIMMS. I live with Mr. Dark. On the
20th of April I had been out about three o'clock, and as I came to the end
of my master's window, I saw the prisoner come out of the shop, with the
tea-caddy under his arm; I did not follow him: I saw him again on the Monday
following, and think he is the man - he had a light fustian jacket and blue
trowsers on. Nobody was in the shop.
SAMUEL BRIDGES. I am a constable of St. Luke's.
I was coming down Chiswell-street on Wednesday, the 20th of April, at twenty
minutes past three o'clock, and met the prisoner with something wrapped in
a handkerchief; I let him pass, and saw him turn down Whitecross-street,
into a narrow passage, and then into Red Lion-market-place - he then put
the bundle into his apron; I collared him, and asked what he had there -
he said a tea-caddy, which a gentleman gave to him in Finsbury-square, to
carry; I asked where to - he said to some street in Oxford-street: I detained
him, and on the Friday following I found the owner. I found two skeleton
keys on him; one of which opens Dark's door; he had a fustian jacket and
blue trowsers on.
GUILTY. Aged 19. Of stealing to the value of
39 s. only. Transported for Seven Years.
Chatfield, victim in trial of ANN WALKER, theft: simple grand larceny, 04
ANN WALKER was indicted for stealing, on the
27th of November, 1 tea-caddy, value 1s.; 1 shirt, value 1s.; 1 pinafore,
value 6d., and 2 handkerchiefs, value 6d., the goods of James
ARABELLA CAMPBELL. I am single, and live in
Old Compton-street. I lost a tea-caddy and some other things from the drawers
in the parlour, on the 27th of November; I had seen them about an hour before
- the shirt and handkerchiefs were James Chatfield's, my sister's husband;
all the things were brought back: I know nothing of the
ANN MURPHY. I am a servant to Mr. Chatfield.
On the 27th of November my mistress sent me for change for a shilling, and
when I went out the prisoner was sitting in the shop; my mistress came after
me to the shop, and told me to watch the prisoner - I did not see her come
out of my mistress', but I watched her into Church-street; I saw her open
a shirt, and she had the other things under her arm; I took hold of her,
and asked what she was going to do with them - she said to sell them; I asked
where she got them - she said it was no odds to me; I took her back, and
my mistress sent for the officer - she begged my mistress to forgive her;
the things had been in the parlour - I had left the shop about half an hour;
she dropped the shirt when I came up.
JAMES HODGES. I produce the articles which I
got from the prosecutrix - I took the prisoner.
Prisoner's Defence. I am not the person who
took them - I went in with a woman to buy a bonnet-shape.
GUILTY. Aged 15. Transported for Seven
Chatfield, victim in trial of JOHN PRIZEMAN, theft: simple grand larceny,
16 Sep 1830.
JOHN PRIZEMAN was indicted for stealing, on
the 3rd of July, 10 pieces of timber, value 20l., the goods of John Chatfield
MR. CLARKSON conducted the
WILLIAM TEMPEST MERCER. I am in the employ of
Messrs. John Chatfield and others, who live in Upper Ground-street,
Blackfriar's-road. On the 5th of July we missed ten sticks of timber, which
I had seen safe at Battersea on the 1st of July - on the 6th I went to
Smallwood's, and found five whole pieces, and one piece partly cut; there
was the ship's name, the number of the float, and the contents of the piece
Cross-examined by MR. CHURCHILL. Q. What was
the mark on them? A. The ship's name was the Latona; we did not have the
entire cargo, but several pieces; the rest would have the same ship's name
on it, but the number would be different - there might be some others of
the same contents; I did not see it from the 1st to the 5th of July - the
original were in is secured by a boom, which goes across; the
timber generally floats at high water - it can be removed without loosing
Re-examined. Q. Did you find the locks of it
broken? A. One was a little damaged - the same feet of timber may be in one
stick as another, but the number would not agree.
WILLIAM SUMMERSELL. I am a waterman, and live
at Hammersmith - the prisoner is a waterman. On the 3rd of July, about twelve
o'clock at noon, I saw him with ten pieces of timber, which he was hauling
into a dock at Lane's-end; I afterwards saw Smallwood and the prisoner at
the Cannon public-house; the prisoner put on a canvas-frock - I saw the same
timber there on the Sunday, but I did not see it taken away; I afterwards
saw Prudent speak to the prisoner the same day, and then Prudent rowed the
boat down to Hungerford.
Cross-examined. Q. Did you always state the
same time? A. At Bow-street I said three o'clock, but it was twelve- I was
not aware of any thing coming of it; I judge now by the state of the tide
- I was in the Old Court as a prisoner; I had done the same as others, nothing,
but I went to New South Wales, and staid there seven years - I was charged
at Horsemonger-lane, but not in the Court; I was a prisoner at Croydon, but
the bill was thrown out.
WILLIAM PRUDENT. I am a waterman, and live at
Hammersmith. I saw the prisoner there as I was going to London, and I saw
Summersell; it was on a Saturday in July - I was an apprentice at the time,
and I asked the prisoner to give me a cast down in his boat; he said he was
going to stop a little while, but I might row his boat down, leave it in
charge of somebody, and he would call for it in the morning - I rowed myself
down, and left it alongside the others.
WILLIAM EDWARDS. I am a carman to George Cook,
a coal-merchant. I received charge of some timber on the Saturday, from
Smallwood, for whom I was at work - there were one or two persons present;
I will not say whether the prisoner was, or no - I took the timber from Mr.
COURT. Q. Was the prisoner present, or not?
A. I believe he was, but I never saw him but that once.
MR. CLARKSON. Q. Upon your oath, did you not
say he was? A. I believe he was; I received ten sticks of timber - I took
eight to Black Lion-lane, and two to Mr. Cook's, my employer; I kept those
two for expences till they were taken away - I began to deliver them at eight
o'clock in the morning, and might finish about twelve or one; the timber
I carted on Monday was that I received charge of on Saturday.
SAMUEL TAUNTON. I took Smallwood into custody
- I did not take the prisoner; I went to Smallwood's premises on the 7th
of July; I found five logs and one piece - they were behind some houses;
I saw Edwards there.
MR. MERCER. I accompanied the officer to
Smallwood's; I did not see Edwards there - I found five sticks there; I then
went to Cook's, where I had been the preceding evening, but Edwards was not
at home - I found the two sticks there through the people on Smallwood's
premises; the two I found at Cook's, and the five at Smallwood's, are part
of the ten that were lost.
Chatfield, victim in trial of WILLIAM BENJAMIN BRAY, CHARLES JOHN WALMSLEY,
theft: receiving stolen goods, 07 Apr 1831.
WILLIAM BENJAMIN BRAY and CHARLES JOHN WALMSLEY
were indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 9th of February, 9 sticks
of timber, value 40l., the goods of John Chatfield and others, well knowing
them to have been stolen; to which they both pleaded.
GUILTY. - Confined Six Months.
Chatfield, juror in Front Matter from Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir PETER LAURIE,
Session Fourth, Thursday 11th April 1833, 327-454
SESSIONS' PAPER. THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR
PETER LAURIE , KNT., MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION, HELD AT JUSTICE HALL, IN THE
OLD BAILEY, ON THURSDAY, THE 11th DAY OF APRIL, 1833, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.
TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND,(BY AUTHORITY OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF
Chatfield, juror in Front Matter from Old Bailey Proceedings; Sir CHARLES
FAREBROTHER, Session Fifth, Thursday 15th May 1834, 431-512
SESSIONS' PAPER. THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLES
FAREBROTHER , MAYOR, FIFTH SESSION HELD AT JUSTICE HALL, IN THE OLD BAILEY,
On THURSDAY, THE 15th DAY OF MAY, 1834, AND FOLLOWING DAYS. TAKEN IN
SHORT-HAND,(BY AUTHORITY OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF
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