HENRY MARLTON, Theft > theft from a specified place, 7th December 1826.

Reference Number: t18261207-235
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

283. HENRY MARLTON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , 169 lbs. weight of lead, value 20s., the

goods of George Watkins, the younger , and fixed to a building of his .

TIMOTHY COLTMAN . I am a watchman at Mr. Watkins' premises, Henry-street, Lambeth . On the 8th of December, at six o'clock in the evening, I was alarmed by one of the workmen; we got on the top of the house with a ladder, and found the prisoner there, with this roll of lead by his side; it appeared fresh cut; he had two knives; I did not know him before; it is an unfinished house.

GEORGE WATKINS. I belong to this house - this lead was on the roof - the prisoner is a stranger.

THOMAS WOOD . I am headborough. I received the prisoner in charge with the lead; I found two knives and two keys on him; the lead fits, what is left on the house, exactly.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I heard an alarm, and got into the house with others.

TIMOTHY COLTMAN. There was nobody but him there; he was laying in the gutter.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .


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