Smuggling & Smugglers in Sussex - online book

An Account of a notorious Smuggling gang in the early 18th Century

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his house at Havant, on Sunday, the 14th of February, 1747-8.
Eobert Jenks also proved upon the trial the same as he did upon the former, with this addition:
That when they were at the widow Payne's, Jackson and Carter both said they would see the letter for Justice Battine, because they thought the men were going to swear against the smugglers ; that both Jackson and Carter hindered him from going through the room where the two men were; and that one of the men had on a blue great coat.
Being cross-examined at the request of Carter, whether he hindered him from going through the room,
Answered that both the prisoners did.
Joseph Southern, William Lamb, William Garrett and George Poate, proved the same as upon the former trial.
John Bace, to the first part of his evidence relating to his transactions at the widow Payne's, added, that the blood ran down from Galley's head and face, on Jackson knocking him down; and that Jackson and Carter were not fuddled when he went away.
Being asked if he was certain the two prisoners were present at Bowland's Castle at the consultation that was had to take the men Galley and Chater away and confine them, said, Yes, he was sure they were both present.
William Steel, to his former evidence, added, that whilst they were at the widow Payne's, Jackson said, that if any of the gang went away from them, he would shoot them through the head, or through the body, or serve them as bad as the two men should be served. That he supposed Jackson meant by this, that he would murder any of their own company, or use any
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