THOMAS TEASDALE, JOHN WALTERS.
10th September 1788
Reference Numbert17880910-117
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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577. THOMAS TEASDALE and JOHN WALTERS were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of August last, two copper saucepans, value 2 s. and a tame Canary bird, value 1 s. the property of John Love .

MATTHEW HAMMOND sworn.

On the 25th of August last, between six and seven in the morning, I was going to work, and I saw the prisoner, Teasdale, coming from the prosecutor's with a saucepan in his hand; he said, he was going to get it tinned; I took him back; and saw the prisoner, Walters, ascending out of the prosecutor's area, climbing over the rails; I took the prisoners into custody.

JOHN HILMAN sworn.

I stopped Walters, and saw Teasdale in custody of Hammond, with a saucepan; and I saw another saucepan in the area, with a string fastened to it, and to the rails; I drew it up, and Walters was stopped, and a bird was found in his breeches.

WILLIAM BROWN sworn.

I apprehended the prisoner, Walters, and searched him, and found a bird in his breeches.

(The things produced and deposed to.)

BOTH GUILTY .

Each transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.


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