JOHN RAWLINGS, Theft > grand larceny, 24th October 1821.

Reference Number: t18211024-76
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

1349. JOHN RAWLINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of October , two pewter pots, value 20 d. , the goods of Richard Ody .

RICHARD TRIBUTE . On the 8th of October, about four o'clock, I was at Ody's, the Red-lion, public-house, Wilson-street, Finsbury-square . The prisoner came in, he came to my box and asked for the newspaper, which I gave him, he kept folding it about, and under his coat I saw a pot; I told the landlord, who came from the bar, and collected the pots; I then saw he had moved the pot on the table by his elbow from under his coat; I said, "Mr. Ody, that is the pot the man had under his coat," he abused me very much, and went out in a passion; I advised Ody to fetch him back, he was brought back, he had a bundle, in which was found another pint pot wrapped in a towel and another in his coat pocket.

RICHARD ODY . I keep the house. Tribute charged the prisoner with concealing a pot under his clothes, he denied it, and abused him; he went out with a bundle, I followed and secured him, six yards off, and found a pot in his bundle, he fell on his knees, and begged for mercy, I said I had lost a great many, he said If I forgave him, he would bring back all - his coat knocked against the bench, and we found another in his pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Transported for Seven Years .


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