GEORGE VIRGO, Theft > grand larceny, 1st December 1813.

Reference Number: t18131201-92
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Corporal > private whipping

90. GEORGE VIRGO was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of December , two shirts, value 55 s. two pair of stockings, value 2 s. two aprons, value 2 s. and a night-cap, value 6 d. the property of James Fisher .

SARAH FISHER . I am the wife of James Fisher ; we live in Mount Pleasant, near Poplar . On Wednesday, the 1st of December, I brought the things in out of the yard, and laid them on the table by the window; this was about a quarter before five at night. I went out to the yard to fetch some more in, and when I came back the things were gone; my lodger came in; he saw the prisoner take the two shirts, stockings, aprons, and night-cap, out of the window. I pursued the prisoner; he was about twenty yards from my house. I made an alarm; the prisoner then threw the things down; I picked up the things, and in about five minutes the prisoner was brought back to my door.

JOHN WHEEL . I am a constable. I took charge of the prisoner, and the property This is the linen.

Prosecutrix. That is the same linen that was taken from my house.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw the linen lie in the road as I walked past, I took it up.

GUILTY , aged 48.

Whipped in jail and discharged .


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