106. ANDREW MATTHEWS , and ISAAC ISRAEL , were indicted, the first for feloniously stealing, on the 5th of December , eleven pair of men’s shoes, value 38s. the property of Robert Wills  ; and the other for receiving, on the 8th of December , the same goods, knowing them to have been stolen . ROBERT WILLS sworn. I am a shoe-maker , No. 29, Queen Ann’s-street West, Cavendish-square; the prisoner has been my journeyman nine months; Mr. Ford, who keeps a shop in Swallow-street, came to my house…   View trial »
1636. MARY ANN DRAKE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July, 1 locket, value 10s.; and 1 shirt value 8s.; the goods of John Wells Lambe: and 1 pair of stockings, value 1s., the goods of Elizabeth Lambe the younger. JOHN WELLS LAMBE . I live at 29. Cockspur-street. The prisoner lived with my father; his name is John Lambe—we had missed several things—I got a search-warrant—my mother searched the prisoner’s box when she was going away, but she had taken away a bundle, and we went to her apartments—I searched that bundle—that was at No. 3, Marketplace—the officer, the evening before, watched her home—she came to our house the morning following—I went with the officer, and found the bundle…   View trial »
2432. JAMES GREER was indicted for stealing 1 pint of gin, value 1s. 8d.; 1 pint of wine, 1s. 6d.; and 1 bottle, 2d.; the goods of William Hallows, his master. MR. CROUCH conducted the Prosecution. WILLIAM HALLOWS. I am landlord of the Builder’s Arms at Kenesington—the prisoner was my pot-boy for three or four months. On the 13th of Oct. I wanted him to take a letter to the post, and went out of the bar to call him—he came up the stairs which lead to the cellar and the kitchen, with a half-gallon tin can under his arm—he went and put it in the pot-house, locked it, and put the key into his waistcoat-pocket—he went out, and I went to the window of the pot-house, hooked the can up with a stick,…   View trial »
1286. ELIZABETH BOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , 1 sovereign, the monies of William Emmerson , from his person . WILLIAM EMMERSON. I am a tailor . On the 13th of June, between five and six o’clock in the morning, I met the prisoner in Tothill-street, Westminster - I had got up to take a walk; I was perfectly sober - I cannot say whether she spoke to me first, or I to her; but I asked her to go and have a glass of gin and milk, and she did; I paid for it, and then had a sovereign, a shilling, and a sixpence- we only stood at the bar: we came out, and I asked her to go and take a walk; she went home and got a shawl; we walked round York-row, and on to Arabella-row …   View trial »
1217. GEORGE DEAN was indicted for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of George Gray, from his person. GEORGE GRAY . I live in Holy well-street, Milbank. On the 20th of April, between four and five o’clock in the afternoon, I was in Battersea-fields—I saw a young man struck down by a horse—I approached the crowd, and I had not remained above a minute or two before I felt something at my pocket—I turned, and saw a lad with my handkerchief in his hand—I endeavoured to recover it from him, but in doing so he dropped it and got away—I gave an alarm—I am sure it was my handkerchief—I could not swear it was the prisoner who dropped it—I had only a glance at his face—I believe he is the person—he was exactly like him in size and…   View trial »
255. (M.) Strand Newman was indicted for stealing 4 s. in money numbered , the property of John Bill , March 28 . * John Bill . I live in Chandos-Street, Covent-Garden. I missed money several times, and did not know how to come at the knowledge of the person that took it. I took and marked some on Easter-Eve, and on the Sunday morning I missed out of my breeches pocket five shillings of the marked money. On the Monday night I had a few friends with me: after they were gone I put more money marked; some in my coat, and some in my waistcoat pocket. When I went to put my clothes on, I missed seven shillings. I had marked twenty-four shillings, though I…   View trial »
527. HARRY WORSFOLD (28) , Stealing the sums of 7l. 19s. 8d. 10l., and 13l. 6s., of Albert Solomons and another, his masters. MR. FOSTER Prosecuted; Mr. GILL Defended. HERBERT PRIEST . I am cashier to Messrs. Detro and Solomons, merchants, Great Tower Street—on the 8th of January I made out a slip for payment in to the bank of 119l. 6s. 11d.—I gave it to the prisoner—this produced is it—this other slip produced is not my writing, it is in the writing of Robert Call—he was given into custody with the prisoner on the 20th January I made out this other slip, that is my handwriting—this other one produced is not, it is in the writing of Call—on the 26th of January I made…   View trial »
724. CATHERINE WALTERS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , one pillow-case, value 5s.; one blanket, value 5s., and one sheet, value 2s. , the goods of John Bennett . ELIZA BENNETT . I am the wife of John Bennett , who is a chimney-sweeper , and lives in Welbeck-street, Cavendish-square . On the 4th of April, I lost the things stated in the indictment, off my bed. The prisoner was my servant . I was out of town. Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Thomas Boreham …   View trial »
2055. WILLIAM BOYLETT was indicted for stealing llb. 6oz. weight of brass, value 1s.; and 1 pair of pincers, 1s.; the goods of John Newman, his master: to which he pleaded GUILTY . Aged 18.— Confined One Month.   View trial »
84. ANN THORNTON , spinster , was indicted for stealing a pair of leather pumps, value 3 s. two pair of men’s leather shoes, value 12 s. two leather shoes, value 6 s. and one stuff shoe, value 2 s. the property of James Belcher Ball , privately and secretly in the shop of the said James , December 16th . JAMES BELCHER BALL sworn. I am a shoe-maker , and live at Kensington . The prisoner came into my shop on the 16th of December to enquire after a pair of shoes which she had before bespoke. I happened to step up stairs upon some business, and upon my return…   View trial »