JOHN GREEN, Theft > grand larceny, 28th October 1820.

Reference Number: t18201028-88
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

1315. JOHN GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of October , 15 lbs. of lead, value 8 s., the goods of Thomas Matthews Redaway , and fixed to a certain dwelling-house of his .

THOMAS MATTHEWS REDAWAY . I have a house, No. 20, Frith-street, Soho , it was empty.

WILLIAM DEVAL . I am a watchman. On the 4th of October, about four o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner at the corner of Old Compton-street and Wardour-street, he was bulky behind; I stopped him, and asked what he had got? I found 30 lbs. of lead under his coat - it appeared to be fresh cut, and was part of a gutter. On Monday I compared it with No. 20, Frith-street, it fitted the gutter on the roof. I am certain it belonged to the gutter.

JAMES HOWARD . I am a watchman, and assisted in taking the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw some men take a parcel from under their coats and hide it in a dry well. I went and got it.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.


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