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The old woman, therefore, took to the constable, who went immethe body out of the box, and cut it diately to the overseer of the parish, to pieces, thinking it more easy to St. Andrew's, Holbourn, and defidispose of it in parcs than whole: red he would come and remove it: The endeavoured to cut off the head, the overseer went with the confta. but could not ; the therefore tied ble and watchmen to the place, and
the head and body in a piece of all the parts of the body being col-' brown cloth, which was part of the lected, except the hand, it was carbed furniture, and the limbs in ano- ried to the workhouse; the next ther piece of the fame, except the day Mr. Umfreville, the coroner, hand which had lost a finger, that was acquainted with it, who directbeing so remarkable as to make par- ed the parts to be put together and ticular caution necessary.
washed, which being done, he came, This was on the 5th of Decem: and having taken a view of it, he ber, the depth of winter, when the gave an order for its burial, with nights were dark and long; and all out summoning any jury, probably being thus far in readiness, the supposing it had been in the hands children were sent to bed: the old of tome surgeon. woman then fetched down the hand Thus was the child murdered, which wanted the finger, and burnt and the body disposed of without it, but her fear was so little mixed raising any suspicion; no enquiry with remorse or pity, that the was made or apprehended, and the cursed the unhappy creature the murderers were in the hands only of · had murdered because her bones each other. were so long in consuming, and They had, however, always lived comforted herself at the same time, upou very ill terms, and though the by saying, that the fire told no daughter was between 19 and 20 tales: she would have burnt the rest years old, the mother used freof the body, but was afraid of a- quently to beat her ; the daughter, larming the neighbou hood by the hoping to terrify her mother into smell; the therefore, the same night, better behaviour, would, when thus took the two bundles, and carried provoked, threaten to accuse her them to the great gully hole in of the murder, and make herself an Chick-lane, where the kennel water evidence to prove it, supposing that runs into the common shore, whence the mother's testimony would not it falls into the Thames. When then be admitted against her: this The came thither, she took them out rendered their animosities more bitof the cloths, and endeavoured to ter ; sometimes she urged the mo. throw them piece meal over the ther to let her go to service, and wall, behind which the common- fometimes declared she would drown shore is open, but could not ; she herself. The mother always optherefore threw them down in the posed her going to service, becaule mud and water before before the she found her assistance neceffary in grate, and returned home.
her business, and considered her talk About twelve o'clock the fame about drowning herself, as the mere night, the mangled body was feen unmeaning ravings of passion, which, where Metyard had left it, by two as soon as the passion subsided, were watchmen, who gave notice of it thought of no more.
Thus they continued to hate, to torn off her cap and handkerchief, reproach and to torment each other, and greatly bruised and scratched till about two years after the child her face, had laid hold of a pointed had been dead; when one Mr. knife, which she was aiming at her Rooker, who appears to have been breast. This continued till the oth a dealer in tea, took a lodging in of June laft, and, it had been obtheir house.
served that in the height of their Rooker observed, that the daugh- quarrels, many doubtful and myfter was very ill treated by the mo. terious expresions were used that inther, who itill continued to beat her, timated some secret of importance and, after lodging with them about between them. three months, he took a house the The mother used to call Rooker, upper end of Hill-ftreet, Berkeley. “The old perfume tea dog,” and square ; and, when he went away, the daughter would reply, Mother, he took the daughter in mere com- remember you are the perfumer, alpassion as a servant.
luding to her having kept the child's The old woman, upon the daugh- body in a box till it could not ter's leaving her, became quite out- be endured: at other times the rageous ; the went almost every day daughter, when provoked, would to Rooker's and abused both him say, You are the Chick-lane ghoft; and the girl in the most opprobri- remember the gully-bole in Chicka ous terms, and with such clamour lane. and vehemence as frequently to breed These obscure hints made Rook. a riot about the door; this however, er uneasy; and one day, after the in compassion to the girl, he endu- mother was gone, he urged the red patiently at first, hoping time girl fo pressingly to tell what they would put an end to it. It was not meant, that, with many tears and long before a little place fell to him great reluctance, she gave him an at Ealing, and he immediately quit- account of the murder, begging, at ted his house in town, and went to the same time, that it might be a live there, taking the girl with him; secret. but the mother, neither softened by As by this account the girl did time, nor discouraged by distance, not appear to be any otherways culfollowed her thither, and continu- pable than by concealing the moed her abuse with yet more malice ther's crime, and as Mr. Rooker and vociferation. When orders were supposed also that the fact could given to refuse her admittance, she not be proved without her evidence, forced her way in, and, at other he immediately wrote an account times, behaved in such a manner of what he had learnt, to the offi. before the house, that to let her in
cers of the parish of Tottenhamwas thought the least evil of the High-Crois, by whom the deceased two. Rooker was loaded with re- had been put out an apprentice, proaches, and the girl was often that a prosecution againit the mocruelly beaten. It is probable that ther might be commenced. the would have been killed if asliste In consequence of this letter, the ance had not been at hand, for the parish officers applied to Sir John was once found forced up into a Fielding, at whole house they were corner by the mother, who having met by Rooker and the daughter,
and proper persons were sent to The mother, in her defence, albring the mother and her appren- ledged, that the deceased was fickly. tices before the justice. The mother and was therefore kept apart from was soon brought, with Dowley and the rest ; that she had a fit, from Hinchman, two of the girls who which she was 'recovered by hartlived with her when the murder horn drops, and that soon after she was committed: the daughter's ex- ran away. The daughter gave a amina on was taken, which con- long and circumstantial account of tained a very full, direct, and clear the whole transaction, but imputed charge against the mother, who was all the guilt to the mother. She therefore committed to New Prison; faid, that the night before the child the girls were sent for further exa- died, the entreated her mother to mination to the workhouse of St. send her some victuals, which she George, Hanover-square, and the refused with many oaths and exedaughter was dismissed : but the crations; that she, the daughter, mother and the apprentices being did not tye her, nor know she was examined a second and third time, tyed the last morning; that the fome evidence came out which af- generally gave the children victuals fected the daughter, who was there. by stealth, for which her mother, fore committed to the Gatehouse on when the discovered it, used to up-, the 5th of July.
braid and to beat her; that after Bills of indictment were soon af. Nanny died, she urged the mother ter found against both mother, and to have the body buried, which the daughter, and the evidence of the mother refused, calling her fool, girls was thoughe sufficient to con- and saying, That the body, upon vict them both.
view, would few that the child had On the 16th of July they were been flarved; that the mo:her urged brought to their trial at the sessions her to assist in cutting it to pieces, house in the Old Bailey, when the which she refused; and uled to two girls deposed, that the deceased threaten if ever she spoke of it, was tied up and cruelly beaten by that she would swear first and bethe daughter, and kept without come an evidence against her ; she yictuals, till she died, by the joint also denied that she ever beat the consent of both daughter and mo- children, and declared that she had ther. Mr. Rooker deposed, that suffered much from the mother's the daughter related the circum- cruelty, because she would not be Itances of the murder to him as the the instrument of it against them. had related them in her examina
If this, however, had been true, tion, and told him, that the mutithe girls, on whose testimony the lated hand was burnt, and the rest
was convicted, would have had no of the body thrown into the gully- motive to depofe against her; they hole in Chick-lane. The conttable necessarily would have loved her in proved that all the corps, except the proportion as they hated the old hand, was found there; and Rooker
woman; aud as they could have no also deposed, that the children who interest in accusing her, neither lived with her, when he lived in her could they have had any inclinahouse, were ill treated.
of her age.
They were both overwhelmed J
They were, after a long trial, diately. This declaration has been both convicted, and received fen- 'confirmed by the testimony of some tence of death ; but even after this persons who were present at the there continued so bitter an animo- dissection of her body; and it is fity between them, that it was neces- raid, that though a little woman, sary to confine them apart.
she was remarkably pretty, and had Both denied the chargé con- a form extremely delicate, and well stantly and invariably, but with proportioned. this difference; the mother de. The mother was executed in the clared the child was not starved, 44th, and the daughter in the 24th and the daughter declared the mo- year ther starved her ; so that though the daughter accused the ther, the mother did not accufe So:ne account of a remarkable forgery the danghter. The daughter also committed by John and Joseph pleaded pregnancy, but a jury of
Kello. matrons declared the was not pregnant.
OHN KELLO was 26 years old,
and Joseph 24; John came over with a sense of their condition, and in partnership with a gentleman about fix o'clock in the evening be- from Virginia about three years fore the execution, the mother, who ago, as his brother Joseph swore at had neither eaten or drank for some his trial; but it does not appear time, fell into convulfions, and con. that this partnership produced him tinued speechless and insensible till
more than one remittance of 300 1. her death. The daughter, though in three years. From his coming she was present when this hap- over to his being apprehended he pened, took no notice of it, but lived in Bloomsbury, and Joseph continued her conversation with a
was, during the same time, clerk to friend who was come to take leave Mr. Charles More of Aldermanbuof her.
ry, and swore that for the last year The daughter perfifted to the last and a half, supported not only himin declaring herself innocent of all felf but his brother John, though, but concealing the murder, which when questioned by John at the the extenuated by saying, She trial, it appeared that he had rethought it was
her duty. What ceived above 30 guineas of him could I do, says she, it was my mo
to pay his debts. ther! She alto folemnly declared,
Jofeph had before served an apthat she had no criminal connection prenticeship to Mr. John Howell a with any man, particularly with Mr. Blackwell-hall factor, and during Rooker, whom she yer always men
that apprenticeship he became actioned rather as a friend than a quainted with Mr. Joseph Cotton, maiter; and that though she who was also then apprentice to a pleaded pregnancy, it was only packer, and used to be sent by his done as an expedient to gain a short master to aflit Kello. refpite, not knowing that a jury
Mr. Cotton coming into busiwould determine the fact imine- nes for himself, fill continued his acquaintance with Kello, who used ing letter in Mr. Partridge's name to be continually backwards and to Mr. Cotion : forwards at his house in Alderman
Woodford, Aug. 28, 1762. bury, where Kello also lived.
Mr. Cotton, Mr. Cotton, at this time, did a “ Receive the inclosed draught good deal of bafiness for Mr. Par- yourself in bank, and carry it direaly tridge in the pressing and packing under cover, directed for Mr. Rous, way, was conversant in his other
to be left at the bar of Sam's coffeebranches of business, and greatly house ; leave the bill with the tantrusted by him, so that Kello had ker : Should not this come time enough great opportunities of becoming ac- this evening, besure carry it early, quainted with Mr. Partridge's af. as above, in Monday, but don't fail fairs, but did not know him per- this evening, if pollible. Your's, sonally.
W'm. Partridge." The two brothers being necessi- When the body of the letter was tous, conceived a design of obtain- written by John, who, it should ing money by forgery above a year feem, had, by fome means, learnı ago, but could not determiae in also to imitate Mr. Partridge's hand, whose name to practise the fraud. Joseph counterfeited the name to it, Joseph's acquaintance with Mr.Par- and dated it; they then inclosed in tridge's affairs, by Mr. Cotton's it the draught for 1000l. and, to means, at length determined them give it colour, a forged bill of exto practise it on him.
change for 350 1. fupposed to be With this view Joseph took an from a clothier, in favour of Mr. opportunity to take a draft of Mr. Partridge. Partridge's from a file in his count. The letters, with the draft and ing-house, and from this draft he bill, were then put into a cover, forged another, in the Jllowing which they directed to Mr. Cotton, words:
at Mr. Elliot's, in Aldermanbury; To Mell. Amgand, Staples, ard Mercer. and as they could procure no wax
August 28, 1762. at the ale house, they went to a Pay to Bearer a thousand Pounds. Aationer's in White-chapel, where £ 1000.
W. Partridge. they bought a stick, and where they He had before forged several also borrowed the use of a seal, and others, all for a thousand pounds, sealed up their packet. but the resemblance was not thought It was now about five o'clock, so great as in this.
and the business being thus far difThe 28th of August, the day of the patched, Joseph Kello went imdate of the note, was Saturday, and mediately to Mr. Cotton, whom he Joseph Kello had learnt of Mr. found at his ware house, contiguous Cotton, that Mr. Partridge would, to Mr. Partridge's house; and soon on that day, go to Harlow, and in after his brother John, with whom his way dine at Woodford. He and he had left the letter, sent it from his brother John, therefore, deter- the change by a porter, as directed. mining that this was an opportunity When Cotton received the letter, not to be loft, went together to the Joseph Kello was with him : he Red-lion alehouse in Moor fields, aked the porter whence he brought where John Kello wrote the follow. it, who answered, from a gentleman