Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Punishment: No Punishment > sentence respited
DANIEL DEACON. I am a carrier , and have two partners. I keep the White Horse Inn, Cripplegate . I saw these goods at the office in 1827, but I do not know any thing of them myself; I had the same partners then as I have now.
JOHN SCHOLES. I am clerk to Messrs. Deacon and others. I received this parcel on the 24th of February, 1827 - it arrived by the waggon from Huddersfield; in about two hours we looked for it and could not find it - we supposed they were Valentias from the direction; they were for Mr. Kesteven, in King-street, Covent-garden - it had been put down in the yard, and when we wanted to send it out it was gone.
Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q.Are there many persons about there? A. About sixteen or seventeen men; it was an open place - I never saw the prisoner till he was at the office; I cannot say that I ever saw him in our yard.
JOHN WOOD. I am a manufacturer, and live near Huddersfield. We sent off the parcel on the 20th of February, 1827, by the waggon; I understood it was on the road about four days - the parcel contained Valentias; I have seen some of them since - these are the ends of those I sent.
JAMES LEA. I have these samples of twelve pieces of Valentias, which I found in a box in a lodging at Islington, where the prisoner was living by the name of Jones - the pieces of Valentia were brought to the office, and Mr. Deacon made a memorandum of receiving them, and these samples were cut off them; I took the prisoner on the 21th of April, 1827, on Mr. McCabe's robbery, and found these things there - he said nothing about them.
JANE OADES. I know the prisoner. In March, 1827, he came to lodge in my house at Islington - his wife took a furnished room in the name of Jones; they brought a variety of things - he said nothing to me about any valentias; his conduct was always correct in my house.
JOHN OADES. I am this witness' husband. I know nothing of this parcel.
ROBERT DAVIES. I was at that time an officer, and went with Lea.
- I am clerk to Messrs, Kesteven; the parcel never reached us.
Prisoner's Defence. I never committed a robbery at all; I know nothing of it whatsoever.
GUILTY . Aged 45. - Judgment Respited .