JOHN SHADDOCK, Theft > theft from a specified place, 28th October 1818.

Reference Number: t18181028-133
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

1524. JOHN SHADDOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of October , one fixture (i.e.) a copper, value 12s., the goods of Robert Swallow , and fixed to his dwelling-house, the prisoner having no title or claim to it .

SARAH SWALLOW . I am the wife of Robert Swallow , who is a schoolmaster , and lives in East-street, Manchester-square . On the 19th of October we lost the copper, which was fixed in the wash-house.

RICHARD COATES. I am a constable. On the 19th of October, about seven o'clock in the evening, I stopped the prisoner in Marylebone-lane, with the copper on his head. I asked him where he got it; he said a man gave him half a crown to carry it to Berners-street - the man was a stranger. I told him he was going the wrong way to Berners-street - I secured him. He said he did not take it; but he never would tell who the man was that did.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was given to me to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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