This unfortunate young man had a kind of / ambition in him, which was scarce discernible / till a
person was pretty well acquainted with / him; this cast of mind led him into errors : / For when he
was discharged and came on / shore, he appeared in a gay manner, kept / high company, was
very fond of his bottle, / and a great admirer of the Fair-Sex, with / whom he made a little too
free, which at last / brought him to this his unhappy end.
Charles Burkett, was also indicted for commit-/ ting divers robberies in the County of Sur-/ rey,
of which he likewise was found Guilty.
He was about twenty - seven years / of age, was born of honest and creditable / parents in the
parish of St. Saviour's, South-/ wark, who gave him a proper education. He / followed for
some-time the occupation of a / waiter, and after that he was a porter to a / tradesman in the
Borough, with whom he lived / some time, and was very well beloved; but / he being of an
unsettled and waving mind, he / left his place, and having a small trifle of mo-/ ney, which he
had saved he rambled about / till he had expended it, and then for want of / a proper place of
residence, he fell into the / hands of a set of pickpockets &c. which / soon brought him to the
fatal catastrophe which / befel him.
John Siney, was indicted for stopping Thomas / Kimber. and John Shorey, on the King's
High-/ way, in the Parish of Croydon, and robbing / the said Thomas Kimber of one Guinea in /
Gold, his property, and John Shorey of Half a / Guinea in Gold, and one Shilling in Silver, his /
property; he received sentence of Death, / but was respited the evening before the exe-/
Joseph Adams, was indicted for divers rob-/ beries that he had committed on several per-/
sons in the of County of Surrey, in company / with Edward, Bennett, who received sentence /
of death but was reprieved.
They were taken for the said robberies in / the County of Middlesex, and committed to /
Newgate, from whence they were removed, / by Writ of Habeas Corpus, on Wednesday /
27th day of December, 1769, to the County / Goal of Surrey.
The unfortunate Joseph Adams, was twenty-/ two years of age, born of honest and indus-/
trious parents, in a small village in Shropshire, / but he being of a roving disposition strayed /
from them and came to London ; where, he / in a short time soon expended what money / he
had. He being then destitute, he was / soon ensnared into bad company, which, / he said
brought him to the shameful death he / suffered.
Stephen Dunn, was indicted for committing / several robberies in the County of Surrey, / of
which he was also found Guilty.
This unfortunate criminal did not give any / account of himself but he confessed that he /
justly suffered for the robberies he had com-/ mitted.
County Goal, in the County of Surrey, on / the 8th day of February last 1770. where / he was
then imprisoned until he should be / transported, he being convicted at the last Gen-/ eral
Quarter Session of the Peace, held for the / County of Surrey, at St. Margaret's-Hill, in /
Southwark, for feloniously stealing taking, / and carrying away one Sack, containing four /
Bushels of Peace, the property of Charles / Horton.
He also robbed Ann Child, in the County / of Middlesex of a Gown for which he was /
committed to the New-Prison, Clerkenwell, / from whence he was removed, by Writ of /
Habeas Corpus, on Friday the 30th day of / March 1770, to the aforesaid Goal
He was about twenty-six years of age, was / born of poor but honest parents in the Mint,