Christian Bromfeild, alias Jorden , the Maid Servant to Geo. Bromfeild of Wood-street , London, Indicted for Stealing one Diamond Ring, Value 35 s. a Gold Ring, Value 20 s. a Silver Cup, Value 30 s. two Suits of laced Child bed Linnen, Value 3 l. 10 s. four other Gold Rings, Value 30 s. two laced Cravats, one long Scarf, two Pair of Silver Buckles, and three Pounds in Money ; being the Goods of her said Master , from whom with she said Goods she run away, and was taken at Newcastle upon Tyne. She confess’d upon the Tryal. That she was led away by ill Company to steal the said Things, &c. So was found guilty of Felony. … View trial »
First London Jury - Before Mr. Recorder. 1470. WILLIAM HECTRUP was indicted for that he, on the 2nd of September , at St. Stephen, Coleman-street, in and upon Catherine, his wife, a subject of our Lord the King, feloniously, wilfully, maliciously, and unlawfully did make an assault, and with a certain sharp instrument then and there feloniously, wilfully, maliciously, and unlawfully did stab, cut, and wound the said Catherine, in and upon the left thigh, and right side of the face, with intent in so doing, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, to kill and murder her ; against the Statute, &c. 2nd COUNT, stating his intent to be to maim, disfigure, and disable her. 3rd COUNT, stating his intent to be to do her some grievous bodily harm. … View trial »
74. SUSANNAH the wife of William Guy was indicted for stealing two linen shirts, value 10 s. a muslin neckcloth, value 2 s. a linen bed quite, value 4 s. a linen table-cloth, value 2 s. and a copper stewpan, value 6 s. the property of Samuel Gosling , November 24th . SARAH GOSLING sworn. I am the wife of Samuel Gosling . My husband is a glass-cutter. I hired the prisoner as a char-woman . I lost the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating… View trial »
463. ALFRED CHARLES MCCARTHY, alias JOHN LAWSON (27) , Unlawfully procuring Kate Grover and Ethel Brierly, not being common prostitutes or of known immoral character, to have unlawful carnal connection with him by means of false representations. MR. MUIR and MR. GRAHAM CAMPBELL Prosecuted; MR. THOMPSON Defended. GUILTY . Two years’ hard labour. View trial »
186, Thomasin Cooley , alias Looseby , was indicted for stealing a Silver Watch and Silver Chain, value 5 l. and a Brass Seal, value 2 d. the Goods of William Beal , in his Dwelling House , Oct. 9 . Acquitted . View trial »
WEBB, Samuel (29, window cleaner) , attempting to carnally know Eliza Emily Groom, a girl of the age of six years, and on a second account with indecent assault. Verdict, Guilty of indecent assault. The police evidence showed, several convictions for offences of the same kind. Sentence, Two years’ hard labour. BEFORE MR. JUSTICE GRANTHAM. (Friday, January 15.) View trial »
2125. JOHN BYRNE was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of August 1 watch, value 2l., the goods of Jose Rodriquez de Losada. JOSE RODRIQUEZ DE LOSADA . I am a Spaniard. I am a watchmaker, and carry on business in Wayfield-street I have known the prisoner for a short time as a baker’s journeyman, coming to my door with bread—on the 25th of August he came, and said he should like to buy a watch—I showed him one at the price of 4l.—he said he should like to take it to a friend of his, who was in the trade, to see if it was worth that; and if it was, he would come in the evening, and bring me the watch or money—he did not come then, but next day he brought the bread as usual, and said he did not think he should like the watch,… View trial »
2185. JOHN NICHOLS was indicted for embezzlement. ROBERT HUCHINGS. I am a shoemaker, and have one partner. The prisoner was my shopman, at 24s. a week—it was part of his duty to receive money, and pay it over immediately, or, if I was not at home, as soon as he saw me—he has never accounted to me for 1l. 9s. 3d., or 13s. 6d., received of Mr. Blondell and Mrs. Mackie—he made out a bill for Mr. Blondell—I did not see it made out—it is in his writing—as soon as money is brought in he should count it out on the counter, put it into the till, and say, so and so has paid their bill, as soon as he saw either of us. DANIEL CHALKER. I am in partnership with Mr. Hutchings. The prisonoer never paid or accounted to me for any money… View trial »
756. GEORGE HENDERSON was again indicted for stealing, on the 20th of January, 1 watch, value 15s.; and 1 watch-guard, value 15s.; the goods of Elizabeth Henderson; and that he had been before convicted of felony. ELIZABETH HENDERSON . I live with my father, in Gordon-street, Islington—this is my watch—I saw it safe on the 20th of January, and missed it about two o’clock that day—the prisoner is my brother. SAMUEL FROST . I am a pawnbroker—I have produced the watch, which was pawned by the prisoner—he said it was his own. BENJAMIN FARROW (police-constable G 200.) I produce a certificate of the… View trial »
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