11th September 1782
Reference Numbert17820911-67
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceImprisonment > house of correction

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551. ANN BARRETT was indicted for stealing on 29th August last, one leather purse, value 1 d. and ten guineas and an half in monies numbered , the property of James Charlton .


I am a seaman , I was robbed of ten guineas and a half the 29th of August, I was coming along and I picked up the prisoner, I went to her lodging in Blackhouse yard Nightingale lane ; I paid 1 s. for the room and went to bed, she robbed me before I was awake and was gone, I awaked about six, she left her cloaths behind her, my money was in my trowsers pocket, I received my money at the pay office and was discharged from a man of war, I took the prisoner on the Saturday after and found my purse upon her which the money had been in.


I belong to Justice Sherwood, I took the prisoner in a coach very much in liquor, I searched, and pulled this leather bag from her.

(The bag produced and deposed to by the prosecutor, who said a messmate made it for him on board the Albion.


The prosecutor made free with me, and asked to go with me, there were two women more in the room with me, and a man and his wife, he went to bed and I went with him, I got up in the morning and put on my things, and going down stairs I found that old purse.

Court to Charlton. Was there any body else in the room? - Yes, they were in bed, there was three beds, one in each bed.

GUILTY, But not of stealing privily .

To be confined six months in the house of correction .

Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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