William Mote1

M, #44, b. 24 February 1799, d. 21 April 1882
FatherJames Mote2 b. 12 Jun 1763
MotherMary Smith b. s 1763, d. c 1837
RelationshipsFather of Edward Mote
Son of James Mote
EVENTDATEPLACE
Birthcirca 1799Upper Thames St, London, Middlesex, England1
Birth24 February 1799England2
Baptism14 April 1799All Hallows the Great, London, Middlesex, England, This baptism is assumed to be for the William Mote born in Upper Thames Street because the years match and All Hallows the Great is in Upper Thames Street2
Marriage19 October 1824Saint James, Clerkenwell, London, England2,3
Death21 April 1882England4
AnecdoteLOUISA LLOYD, theft : simple grand larceny, 15th September, 1825.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18250915-276


Trial Summary:

* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: transportation,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Guilty,
* Other trials on 15 Sep 1825
* Name search for: LOUISA LLOYD,
* Crime Location: Ray-street, Clerkenwell
* Associated Records...


Original Text:

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1467. LOUISA LLOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of August, a hat, value 5 s; two sheets, value 5 s; a pillow-case, value 4 d; two shirts, value 5 s; a shift, value 2 s; a cap, value 1 s; a napkin, value 1 s; a gown, value 3 s; a set of bed curtains, value 3 s; a pair of shoes, value 1 s., and a flat iron, value 6 d. , the goods of William Billing .

ANN BILLING . My husband's name is William Billing - we live in Ray-street, Clerkenwell. The prisoner lodged in my house for about two months. On the 27th of August I missed an umbrella; I asked her about it; she at first denied it, but afterwards took a sheet off the bed, and got the umbrella from the pawnbroker; I then searched and missed the articles stated in the indictment: she had no authority to pawn them - she had had the linen to wash.

JOSEPH JOHN GOOD . I live with
Mr. William Mote , pawnbroker, of Little Warner-street. I have some articles which the prisoner left at our house.

THOMAS LINSCOTT . I live with Mr. Croft, pawnbroker, Turnmill-street, Clerkenwell. I have a number of articles pawned by the prisoner, at different times.

WILLIAM REED . I am an officer. I took the prisoner and found some of the duplicates in her pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I intended to have returned them on the following Monday.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Transported for Seven Years .6
 
AnecdoteBRIDGET OVERTON, theft : simple grand larceny, 26th October, 1826.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18261026-182


Trial Summary:

* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: transportation,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Guilty,
* Other trials on 26 Oct 1826
* Name search for: BRIDGET OVERTON,
* Crime Location: Wellington-street
* Associated Records...


Original Text:

1974. BRIDGET OVERTON was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of September, 2 table-cloths, value 14s., and 4 napkins, value 6s. , the goods of Hannah Triggs , widow.

HANNAH TRIGGS. I a widow, and live in Wellington-street, and am a laundress. On the 26th of September I employed the prisoner to work for me, but she did not come next day as I expected: I missed two table-cloths and four napkins, belonging to the London-tavern.

MOSES DAVIS . I am a salesman, and live in Gray's-inn-lane. I have four napkins and a table-cloth, which I bought of the prisoner - next morning I offered them for sale to a neighbour, who observed a mark upon them - I cannot read, but they told me what it was, and I gave them to an officer.

WILLIAM MOTE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Little Warner-street. On the 26th of September the prisoner pawned this table-cloth in the name of Brown.

RICHARD WAINWRIGHT . I received the property from Davis, made inquiry, and found the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

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See original Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress, and intended to return them - the prosecutrix has often pawned people's things and redeemed them.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years.6
 
AnecdoteSAMUEL HEADHOUSE, theft : simple grand larceny, 11th January, 1827.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18270111-186


Trial Summary:

* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: imprisonment,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Guilty,
* Other trials on 11 Jan 1827
* Name search for: SAMUEL HEADHOUSE,
* Associated Records...


Original Text:

464. SAMUEL HEADHOUSE was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of January, 1 coat, value 4s. , the goods of William Mote .

WILLIAM MOTE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Clerkenwell. On the afternoon of the 3d of January,view a gif image of the original file
See original about three o'clock, I was turning my eye towards the window, and saw a lad looking through a hole, where an attempt had been made to take some handkerchiefs the night before; I jumped over the counter, and missed a blue coat from near the door; I went out, and at the corner of Baker's-row I saw the prisoner and a lad - I asked what they had done with the coat which they had just cut down; I saw the prisoner tucking it under his great coat- when I spoke to them they looked each other full in the face; he threw it down, and ran away - I pursued - he was stopped in Coppice-row, in about four minutes; I am certain he is the person.(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM JORDAN . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner running - he was stopped by a man, in my sight.

Prisoner's Defence. The coat was given to me.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Three Months.6
 
AnecdoteELIZABETH MOORE, theft : simple grand larceny, 15th February, 1827.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18270215-142


Trial Summary:

* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: imprisonment,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Guilty: with recommendation,
* Other trials on 15 Feb 1827
* Name search for: ELIZABETH MOORE,
* Associated Records...


Original Text:

635. ELIZABETH MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January, 1 eye-glass, value 20s., the goods of John William Jarrett ; and 1 shift, value 6s. , the goods of Teresa Ann Jarrett .

JOHN WILLIAM JARRETT. I live in Rosoman-street, Clerkenwell, and am an engraver. The prisoner was employed as our char-woman; we occasionally left the house in her care - I missed an eye-glass in May; she continued to work for us till the 16th of January, when she was taken.

WILLIAM MOTE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Little Warner-street. I have an eye-glass, pawned on the 12th of June, and a shift on the 1st of January, both by the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 39.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Six Weeks.6
 
AnecdoteJOHN RAYSON, theft : simple grand larceny, 3rd July, 1828.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18280703-32


Trial Summary:

* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: transportation,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Guilty,
* Other trials on 03 Jul 1828
* Name search for: JOHN RAYSON,
* Crime Location: Skinner-street
* Associated Records...


Original Text:

1380. JOHN RAYSON was indicted for stealing onview a gif image of the original file
See original the 20th of June, 1 watch, value 3l; 1 ribbon, value 2d; and 1 key, value 4d. , the goods of William Bamford .

DOROTHY BAMFORD . I am the wife of William Bamford, who has left me, and lives at Nottingham: I am house-keeper to Mr. Miller, shoemaker of Skinner-street - the prisoner was our errand-boy, but did not sleep in the house. On the 20th of June, at one o'clock I saw my watch hanging in the kitchen, and missed it at half-past ten, when I went to bed; the prisoner had only been employed there seven days - he occasionally came into the kitchen.

GEORGE HAZLEWOOD WORRALL . I am a beadle. I was sent for, and took the prisoner at Mr. Miller's the day after the watch was stolen; he was charged with taking the watch - but no threat or promise was held out; he said, he had taken it, and pawned it - I asked where the duplicate was; he said, he had put it down the sink-hole - that he had pawned it in Warner-street, Clerkenwell.

WILLIAM MOTE . I am a pawnbroker of Little Warner-street. On the 20th of June the prisoner pawned this watch for 20s. he asked no more; it is worth 3l.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. Master and the prosecutrix promised to forgive me.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years.6
 
AnecdoteWILLIAM COOK, JOHN BOWDEN, theft : simple grand larceny, 11th September, 1828.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18280911-242


Trial Summary:

* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: whipping,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Guilty, Guilty,
* Other trials on 11 Sep 1828
* Name search for: WILLIAM COOK, JOHN BOWDEN,
* Crime Location: Little Warner-street, Clerkenwell
* Associated Records...


Original Text:

1796. WILLIAM COOK and JOHN BOWDEN were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of August, 1 pair of trousers, value 5s. , the goods of William Mote and another.

WILLIAM MOTE. I am in partnership with Mr. Appleby, we are pawnbrokers, and live in Little Warner-street, Clerkenwell. On the 20th of August, about seven o'clock, Mr. Lyne came and told me there was a pair of trousers taken; I looked, and missed them - I went out, and in about ten minutes I saw the two prisoners come down Coppicerow with two others; Bowden had these trousers, which are ours.

ROBERT LYNE . I live opposite. My wife gave me information; I went out, and saw Cook going up Bath-street with the trousers - he was alone; I told the prosecutor, and we went out and found Bowden with them about two or three hundred yards off; I had not seen the prisoners join together.

JOHN SUTTON . I superintend the watch. The prisoners were brought to me - I took Bowden to the watch-house, and found nothing on him but a knife; I heard Cook say, he took them and gave them to another person.(Property produced and sworn to.)

BOWDEN'S Defence. I was going along Bowling-green-lane, and a young man put these trousers on my arm - the gentleman then came up and took them.

COOK - GUILTY . Aged 15.

BOWDEN - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Whipped and Discharged.6
 
AnecdoteWILLIAM WHEELER, JOSEPH WARD, theft : simple grand larceny, 16th September, 1830.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18300916-266


Trial Summary:

* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: transportation,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Guilty, Guilty,
* Other trials on 16 Sep 1830
* Name search for: WILLIAM WHEELER, JOSEPH WARD,
* Associated Records...


Original Text:

1730. WILLIAM WHEELER and JOSEPH WARD were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of September, 1 pair of trousers, value 4s. , the goods of William Mote and John Appleford .

THOMAS HURLEY . I am a law-writer. I was walking by the shop of Mote and Appleford, and saw Ward walking away with these trousers - the two prisoners were together; Ward first put them under his coat, and then handed them to Wheeler - they were both near the door when Ward took them; they were hanging rather inside the door, and fastened by a string - I did not see them cut down; I told Mr. Pyatt of it, and the prisoners were stopped in Exmouth-street - Wheeler threw the trousers and a pair of scissars away from him; Ward was taken in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour - there was no cry of Stop thief! they ran when the officer was in pursuit.

Wheeler. I was coming from Covent-garden, where I had been to buy some walnuts - he cannot say he saw me at the door. Witness. Yes; I saw him go, and ask the price of a handkerchief - I swear Ward gave you the trousers as you turned the corner.

Ward. He never saw me near the place. Witness. Yes - I am sure he is the person I saw walk away from the shop with the trousers.

MICHAEL RADFORD . I am an officer. On Wednesday, the 8th of September, a person told me he believed Wheeler had taken a pair of trousers; I crossed, and got within a few yards of him - he had them under his arm; he ran, and threw them down with a pair of scissars - I took him; he said he had picked them up - I asked why he ran; he said he was startled at the time - I took him towards the station, and my brother officer was called to take Ward.

WILLIAM BRYMER PYATT . I am in the employ of
William Mote and John Appleford; the witness told me a pair of trousers had been stolen - there is a mark on them; they were on the door-post.(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS MOOR . I am a constable. I took Ward; I saw Wheeler throw down the trousers - Ward was walking down Coppice-row; the witness said he was the man he saw at the door.

Ward. I was going to Smithfield - I was never in his company at all.

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See original THOMAS HURLEY . I am quite positive he was the person.

Wheeler. I never ran; I stopped when the officer touched me.

WHEELER - GUILTY . Aged 20.

WARD - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years.6
 
AnecdoteABRAHAM BOLTON, theft : simple grand larceny, 5th April, 1832.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18320405-222


Trial Summary:

* Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
* Punishment Type: imprisonment,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Guilty: pleaded guilty,
* Other trials on 05 Apr 1832
* Name search for: ABRAHAM BOLTON,
* Associated Records...


Original Text:

NEW COURT. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11.

Fifth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1025. ABRAHAM BOLTON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March, 1 shawl, value 10s., the goods of
William Mote and another ; to which he pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 56. - Confined Two Months.6
 
OccupationWilliam Mote was a Pawnbroker in 1838.5 
OccupationHe was a Pawnbroker in 1841.7 
CensusHe and Mary Ann Hurden appeared on the census of 6 June 1841 at Little Warner Street, Ossulstone, Finsbury Division, Middlesex, England.7 
OccupationWilliam Mote was an Ivory Turner in 1851.8 
CensusHe and Mary Ann Hurden appeared on the census of 1851 at 42 Moneyer Street, Tower Hamlets, Shoreditch, England.8 
OccupationWilliam Mote was a Book Keeper in 1861.9 
CensusHe and Mary Ann Hurden appeared on the census of 1861 at 34 Kirby Street, Finsbury, London, England.9 
CensusWilliam Mote and Mary Ann Hurden appeared on the census of 1871 at 14 Johnston Street, Tower Hamlets, London, England.10 
(Witness) CensusWilliam Mote appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of John Hurden Mote at 75 Isledon Road, Islington, Middlesex, England.1 

Family

Mary Ann Hurden b. circa 1801, d. 17 January 1881
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - James Mote b. say 1775
Last Edited27 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] 1881 British Census.
  2. [S5] International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  3. [S9] Pallot's Marriage Index, online http://www.Ancestry.com
  4. [S121] Mike Mote, "Edward Mote & Family," e-mail to Robert Mote, February 2012.
  5. [S15] , Birth Certificate, copy issued on 21 January 2004 by the General Register Office England BXCA 195194 (unknown file date).
  6. [S79] Old Bailey Court Proceedings, online http://www.oldbaileyonline.org
  7. [S47] Compiler: British Government, The London 1841 Census, Subject: Images of the 1841 Census Books, Disk 6 H-661-3.pdf page: 71.
  8. [S73] 1851 Census Record.
  9. [S59] Compiler: British Government, The London 1861 Census.
  10. [S48] Compiler: British Government, The London 1871 Census.