Offence: Theft > simple larceny
1315. MARY MACDONALD was indicted for stealing, on the 2nd of August , 7 sheets, value 1l.; 2 blankets, value 1l.; 1 shirt, value 5s.; 1 waistcoat, value 4s.; 1 table cloth, value 6s.; 1 pillow case, value 2s.; and 1 flat-iron, value 3d. ; the property of Evan Owen .
EVAN OWEN. I live in Liquorpond-street , and am a French-polisher ; my wife died on the 5th of February, the prisoner was then a lodger in my house, and six weeks afterwards she came into my service; on the 8th of August I went out of town leaving my property all secure; I returned in nine days - I had left the prisoner to take care of my house; I found her and her husband in lodging, coals, and candles; I was to pay for the washing and what was done beside - when I returned, the prisoner was gone and this property also; there was a young man in the bottom part of my house to mind my shop - I came home on the 19th, and the next day she sent me the duplicates by a friend of hers.
Prisoner's Defence. He did not leave me in care of his house; he left me no keys; his young man had them; I had only the care of the kitchen - I pawned some of the things through distress, and so did my husband; and since I have been in prisoner my husband is dead.
GUILTY . Aged 39. - Confined Three Months .