WILLIAM PRICE, DANIEL PORTER, Theft > housebreaking, 26th May 1819.

Reference Number: t18190526-65
Offence: Theft > housebreaking
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 40s
Punishment: Transportation

832. WILLIAM PRICE and DANIEL PORTER were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Hastings , (no person being therein) about eight o'clock in the forenoon of the 17th of May and stealing therein one watch, value 3 l., and 9 d. in monies numbered , his property.

EDWARD HASTINGS . I live in Horns-alley, Liquor-pond-street . On the 17th of May, in the morning, I went to the corner of the alley - I am sure I shut the door after me. I returned in about five minutes, and saw the prisoner, Porter, come out of the yard before my door, Price stood at the gate - something passed from one to the other. I went into my house, missed my watch off the shelf, ran into the alley, found Porter coming out of the next house, and charged him with taking my watch, he denied it. I found Price at the bottom of the stairs in that house. I am sure they are the same boys. Ann Rice produced my watch to me. I kept Price.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ANN RICE . I live next door to Hastings. I found the watch on my stairs. Both the prisoners were strangers to me, and had no business in my house.

WILLIAM READ . I apprehended Porter.

PRICE'S Defence. I went to Rice's to buy dogs' meat.

POTTER'S Defence. I was on an errand.

PRICE - GUILTY. Aged 15.

PORTER - GUILTY. Aged 16.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only, but not of breaking and entering .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .


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