WILLIAM PAYNE, Theft > grand larceny, 1st April 1818.

Reference Number: t18180401-142
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

672. WILLIAM PAYNE was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of March , one hammer-cloth, value 2l. , the goods of William Leader .

WILLIAM LEADER . I am a coach-maker , and live in Wells-street, Oxford-street . On the 5th of March, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the hammer-cloth was taken from a carriage at the front of my shop.

MICHAEL MACKIN . I am servant to Mr. Leader. I saw the prisoner on the wheel of the carriage, with the hammer-cloth rolled up - He ran away; I pursued, and brought him back. He took it off the box, and put it on the foot-board.

WILLIAM WHITMORE . I saw the prisoner untie the hammer-cloth, and take it off. He was called to, jumped off, and ran away. I overtook him and brought him back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to look at it, and it fell off.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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