Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence
Before Lord Chief Justice Tenterden.
Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. The man who called was a stranger to you? A. Yes, I never saw him before; I left him on the mat the first time, four or five yards from the office door - Mr. Taylor sleeps on the second floor; the coat was on a rail in the back office, which he was shown into - when I saw him at Marlborough-street he was brought out of the lock-up room to me alone, and I was asked if he was the man; I never said I only believed him to be the man - I am quite sure of him.
JAMES WELLS TAYLOR . I am a solicitor. On the 15th of January, about twenty minutes past eight o'clock, I was called down to a person - when I came down I went into the back office, and found nobody there; the street door was ajar - I missed a great coat and time-piece, which I had seen overnight; the time-piece was worth 1l., and the great coat 5l. - I had only worn it once: it cost more than 6l.
GEORGE AVIS . I am an officer of Marlborough-street. I have a time-piece, which I found on the 6th of February, at a house belonging to Gast, a muffin-baker, in Hanway-street, Oxford-street - I was seeking for other property; the time-piece was delivered to me by Henry Taylor, who was in Gast's employ - he took it from under a counter or dough-bin, in the bakehouse; I took the prisoner in charge on the 25th of February.
Cross-examined. Q. Did you produce him to the prosecutor's servant? A. No - I do not know who did.
Prisoner's Defence. My Lord, I am as innocent as you are yourself; I worked with Mr. Brown, of Spitalfields, till the 1st of February - he has now gone to Manchester.
GUILTY (of stealing, to the value of 55s. only.) Aged 21.
Transported for Seven Years .