Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
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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 .
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.