GEORGE ROBINS.
3rd June 1789
Reference Numbert17890603-9
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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414. GEORGE ROBINS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April, seventeen pounds weight of beef, value 5 s. nine pounds weight of pork, value 4 s. one loaf, value 6 d. three china plates, value 1 s. and one earthen-ware butter-boat, value 2 d. the property of Mary Court , widow .

JOHN GREENWOOD sworn.

I am a watchman in Marybone parish, I was standing at my box the corner of Castle street ; on the 30th of April, at half after three in the morning, I heard the alarm of thieves, I ran up to Mrs. Court's area, and I found the prisoner in the area standing by a blue bundle, he said he had done no harm, for the wind had blown his hat off; and as I looked down the area, I saw a rope fixed to the area; there were plates and a crow, my partner produces it.

HUGH MACCOY sworn.

I produce an apron and the lock of the door of the safe; here is the rope, and here is a crow; they were found in the area where the prisoner was, the pork, bread, beef and butter, were in the apron tied up, a round of beef which weighed seventeen pounds, a leg of pork, a loaf of bread, and some broken bread, some china plates, and butter and cheese, all in the area.

HANNAH TAYLOR sworn.

I am servant to Mrs. Court; I know this lock, and these plates are like what we have at home; my mistress lost two plates and another, I perfectly well know the butter-boat.

Prisoner. Did not the watchman force me into the area?

Greenwood. He was in the area when I came up.

JOHN WILSON sworn.

I am serjeant of the watch, I took the prisoner in the area.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I know nothing of it; I got over for my hat.

GUILTY .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.

[Transportation. See summary.]


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