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reign of his present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, “ An act to extend the provisions of an act, intituled, "An act to amend and make more effectual the laws relating to rogues, vagabonds, and other idle and disorderly persons, and to houses of correction;" whereupon the said W. G. is asked by me the said justice, if he can say any thing for himself, why he the said W. G. should not be convicted of the premises above charged upon him in form aforesaid, who pleadeth that he is not guilty of the said offence; nevertheless, on the said 20th day of December, in the 56th year aforesaid, at the public office Worship-street, in the parish of St. Leonard aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, three credible witnesses, to wit, the said S. P., the elder, S. P., the younger, and T. I. being present before me the justice aforesaid, upon their oath on the Holy Gospel of God, to them then and there severally by me the justice aforesaid administered, severally swear, and on their oath aforesaid affirm and say, in the presence and hearing of the said W. G. and first the said S. P., the elder, on his oath deposeth, sweareth, and saith, that he lives at Dalby House, Dalby Terrace

, in the parish of St. Mary, Islington, in the county

of Middlesex, and is a linen-draper, that about half past one yesterday morning, the 19th of December instant, his son, the said S. P., the younger, came to his chamber-door, and said there were thieves in the house, and asked the said S. P., the elder, to go down with him; that the said S. P., the elder, threw up the sash and called to the watch to take care that no one escaped froin the premises; that several watchmen immediately surrounded the garden, and then the said S. P., the elder, and his said son, went down stairs; that the house was all safe below, but the said S. P., the elder, perceived the marks of a ladder on the gravel below a balcony; and on examination the French windows, which open into that balcony, were opened as if somebody had opened them from the outside ; that the said W. G. was apprehended on the premises, and another man ran away up the road on the alarm being given. Thw

said S. P., the younger, on his oath deposeth, sweareth, and saith, that he was alarmed yesterday morning, the 19th instant, between one and two, by the barking of a little dog in the house: that the said S. P., the younger, listened, and that he heard some persons attempting to get into the house; that the said S. P., the younger, sleeps on the same floor with the dining-room, and that he heard the noise very distinctly; that the dog continued to bark, and the noise continuing at intervals, the said S. P., the younger, dressed himself, and then took a poker and went to his father's room to alarm him ; that the watchmen were called out of the windows, and as they came, they saw that one watchman had seized the said W. G. And the said T. I. on his oath deposeth, sweareth, and saith, that he is a watchman in the parish of St. Mary, Islington; that at half past one yesterday morning he heard an alarm from Dalby-terrace, City Road; that he repaired to the spot, and got over the front fence and found the said W. G. there; that the moment the said W. G. saw the said T. I. the said W. G. endeavoured to get over the fence, but falling back the said T. I. apprehended him; that the said W. G. said he heard an alarm of thieves, and he got over to the assistance of the gentleman.

Whereupon all and singular the premises being considered, and mature deliberation being thereupon had, it manifestly appears to me the said justice, that the said W. G.is guilty of the offence aforesaid : And thereupon the said W. G. is by and before me the said justice convicted of the offence aforesaid; and I do adjudge the said W.G. to be a rogue and vagabond within the true intent and meaning of the statute aforesaid; and thereupon it is considered by me the said justice, that he the said W. G. be committed, and he is by me committed to the house of correction at Cold-Bath-Fields, in the county of Middlesex, there to remain until the next general quarter sessions of the said county, to be holden in and for the said county of Middle„sex, or until he shall be disposed of by due course of law. In testimony whereof, I the said J. G. the justice aforesaid at the public office, Worship-street, in the parish of St.

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Leonard, Shoreditch, aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, the said 20th day of December, in the 56th year aforesaid, unto this record do set my hand and seal.

To the Governor of the House of Correctior, Cold Bath

Fields, or his Deputy. Commitment of Middlesex Receive into your custody the body of Wilan incorrigible

ito wit.) } liam Jacklin, herewith sent to you, brought rogre, under 17 Geo. 2. c. 5. before me J. N., esq. one, &c., by W. T. H. constable,

and charged and convicted before me the said justice upon the oaths of ditto, of being an incorrigible rogue * within the intent and meaning of an act of parliament made and passed in the 17th year of, &c., intituled, &c., to wit, for that he the said W. J. having at the general sessions of the peace, &c., been adjudged by the court there to be a rogue and vagabond. And thereupon punished according to the law, and afterwards discharged; he the said W.J. since that time, to wit, on, &c. was apprehended, &c.

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Order of ses. Middleser At the general session of the peace of our sion, on which the above com- (to wil.) Lord the King, holden in and for the county moment as an of Middlesex, at the session house for the said county, incorrigible rogue is found-(by adjournment on Friday the 12th day of September, ed.

the 520 year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the grace of God of the United King. dom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith. W. J. brought before this Court by the governor of the house of correction at Clerkenwell, in this county, standing convicted before John N., esq. one of his Majesty's justices of the peace for this county, of being a rogue and vagabond, that is to say, for that he the said W. J. on the 31st day of August last, about the hour of twelve in the night of the same day, at the parish of Ealing, otherwise Zealing, in the county aforesaid, in the King's highway there was appreherded, having upon him at the time of his

* See post, p. 829, note.

apprehension two loaded pistols, with intent feloniously to assault some person or persons there, against the statute, &c., and being now here by the court, upon examination of the circumstances of this case, adjudged a rogue and vagabond, is ordered to be detained and kept in the hou of correction to hard labour for the term of six months now next ensuing. By the Court.

See the preceding commitment and order.

Middlesex , Be it remembered, that on the 19th day of Conviction of (to wit.) ) April, in the 53d year, &c., at, &c., one Wm, an incorrigible

rogue. Jackson is brought before me J. M., esq., one, &c., at, &c., by J. H., who in the presence and hearing of the said W.J. charges and accuses him the said W. J., before me the said justice, of being a rogue and vagabond, within the intent and meaning of the statute, made in the seventeenth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, intitled an act to amend, (that is to say,) for that he the said W. J., on the 4th day of September, in the 52d year of the reign of our said Lord the King, at the P. O. Bow-street, in the parish of St. Paul, Covent Garden, in the said county of Middlesex, was brought before J. M., esq., there being one of the justices of our said Lord the King, assigned, &c., and was by him the said J. M., so being such justice as aforesaid, duly convicted and adjudged to be a rogue and vagabond within the intent and meaning of the said statute, made in the seventeenth year of the reign of his said late Majesty King George the Second, and was committed by the said J. M., so being such justice as aforesaid, to the house of correction, at, in, and for the said county, there to remain until the then next general sessions of the peace, to be holden in and for the said county, to be further dealt with according to the law, unless he the said W. J. should be sooner discharged, according to the statute in such case made and provided, at which said then next general sessions of the peace, holden in and for the said county, to wit, at the general session of the peace of our said Lord the King, held in and for the said county of Middlesex, at the session-house for the said county, by adjournment, on

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day of ......, in the 52d year aforesaid, the said court, upon strict examination of the circumstances of the said case of the said W. J. adjudged him to be a rogue and vagabond within the true intent and meaning of the statute in that case made and provided, and did order that the said W. J. be imprisoned in the said house of correction at Clerkenwell, in this county, there to be kept to bard labour for the space of six months then next ensuing: and the said W. J. was thereupon remanded by the said court to the said house of correction for the said term, and was therein detained and kept to hard labour for six months accordingly, and then discharged. And for that the said W.J. after having been so punished as a rogue

and vagabond as aforesaid, and discharged as aforesaid, hath again committed an offence against the intent and meaning of the said act passed in the seventeenth year aforesaid, and is now liable to be deemed a rogue and vagabond, and also an incorrigible rogue, within the intent and meaning of the said act, (that is to say,) for that the said W.J, after having been so convicted and adjudged, punished and discharged as aforesaid, he the said W. J., on the ... day of ......, in the 53d year aforesaid, at the parish of

.., in the said county of Middlesex, was apprehended, having upon him at the time of his apprehension,* seven picklock keys, &c., with an intent feloniously and burglariously to break and enter into a certain dwelling-house there situate, contrary to the form of the statute in such case made and provided; and thereupon the said J. H. prayeth of me the said justice, that the said W. J. may be dealt with according to the law for his said offence; and he the said W. J. is thereupon asked by me the said justice, if he can say any thing for himself, why he should not be convicted of the premises charged upon him in manner aforesaid; and the said W.J. pleadeth, that he is not guilty thereof; whereupon I the said J. M., the justice aforesaid, do now here, (that is to say,) on this ...... day of......, in the 53d year aforesaid, at the public office

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* See ante, p. 514, in note.

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