Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Punishment: Imprisonment > house of correction; Miscellaneous > fine
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638. ELEANOR ROACH was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 11th of July , a gown, value 1 s. a bed-gown, value 1 s. a pair of stockings, value 3 d. a waistcoat, value 6 s. an apron, value 6 d. and four handkerchiefs, value 1 s. 6 d. the property of Jeremiah Mullin .
[The prisoner standing mute, and not pleading to her indictment, the under-keeper of New Prison, Clerkenwell, was sent for, in whose custody she had been; it appearing from his evidence, though she had lately come from Ireland, she could speak and understand English as well as he could; after being admonished by the Court, the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.]
Mount Pleasant , my husband is a labouring man , I carry milk, the prisoner was only at my house four days, I hired her for a shilling a day; she went away, and took the property with her.
Q. How soon after she was gone did you find her again? - A. About five days afterwards.
Q. Did you find your property? - A. Yes, they are here.
Prisoner's defence. The prosecutrix was drunk, and she gave them to me.
Q.(To Prosecutrix.) Were you drunk? - A. No.
Q. Was she drunk? - A. No, I never saw her drink any thing; I did not give her the things.
(The property produced, and identified by the prosecutrix.)
GUILTY , aged 17.
Confined six months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.
Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.