ELIZABETH LEACH, Theft > simple larceny, 21st February 1828.

Reference Number: t18280221-39
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Imprisonment

521. ELIZABETH LEACH was indicted for stealing,

on the 29th of January , 1 pillow, value 2s. , the goods of John Bradbury .

ELIZA BRADBURY . I am the wife of John Bradbury. We live in Gough-street, Gray's-inn-lane . The prisoner came to lodge with us on the 26th of January, and left on the 2d of February; a man lived with her as her husband all the time; she said he was clerk to an engraver; they left without paying their rent, and I have not seen the man since; I had my suspicions as she took the key - I opened the door with another key, in three or four hours, and the sheets, pillows, bolster, and blanket were gone; I found the pillow in pawn, last week, and am certain it is mine.

JOHN MARTIN HAIGH . I am servant to Mr. Brown, a pawnbroker, of Fetter-lane. On the 29th of January the prisoner pawned this pillow, in the name of Ann Clark - I have frequently seen her before.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN HOLLAND . I am a constable. I received the prisoner in charge, and found the duplicate of the pillow on her.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Week .


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