WILLIAM JONES, Theft > shoplifting, 14th July 1813.

Reference Number: t18130714-90
Offence: Theft > shoplifting
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 5s
Punishment: Imprisonment > house of correction; Miscellaneous > fine

776. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 10th of July , a pair of shoes,

value 7 s. the property of Thomas Doyle , privately in his shop .

THOMAS DOYLE . I am a shoemaker ; I live at No 1, Henry-street, Gray's-inn-lane . The prisoner and another man went by my door, and stole a pair of shoes. The shoes were hanging at the door post, withinside of the shop.

Q. What time of the day was it - A. Two o'clock in the day.

Q. How do you know that he took them - A. I am well aware that he took them, because he and the other person run; I pursued him, and by the assistance of a guardian of the night he was taken to the watchhouse. The shoes were taken from him by the beadle of the watchhouse. I pursued him directly the goods were gone; I saw him run away.

Q. Did you see them taken away - A. Yes; I did not exactly see them taken away, but seeing the man run I came out and pursued him. They snatched the goods, and away they run. I cannot say exactly whether the prisoner stole the shoes or the other.

Q. At the watchhouse did you see the shoes drop from the prisoner - A. Yes. They were new shoes. I think it was the other man in the smock frock that stole the shoes, but the prisoner was in his company.

The prisoner left his defence to his counsel; called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY, aged 45,

Of stealing to the value of 4 s. 6 d. only .

Confined 6 months in the house of correction , find 1 s.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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