THOMAS DEAN, Theft > grand larceny, 24th October 1804.

Reference Number: t18041024-64
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Corporal > private whipping

579. THOMAS DEAN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 22d of October , a silk handkerchief, value 5 s. the property of William Page .

WILLIAM PAGE sworn. - I am a pawnbroker , in Liquorpond-street : On Monday last, between two and three o'clock in the day, I observed the prisoner, in company with another boy, peeping through the shop-window repeatedly; they then went towards the door, and looked into the shop; the other boy then left the prisoner near the door, and went on the other side of the way; he then called out to the prisoner; the prisoner came to

the door, laid hold of a silk handkerchief, tore it down, and ran away with it; I went after him and secured him; I delivered the handkerchief to the Officer.

( William Chapman , an Officer, produced the handkerchief, which was identified by the prosecutor.)

Prisoner's defence. I have no mother, my father is a hackney coachman, I know nothing of the handkerchief.

GUILTY , aged 13.

Court. Prisoner, the sentence of the Court upon you is, that you be well whipped in the jail and discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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