WILLIAM CLEWER.
23rd May 1792
Reference Numbert17920523-18
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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237. WILLIAM CLEWER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April last, a blue cloth coat value 12 s. the goods of Meletrior Middleditch , and one velveret waistcoat value 2 s. the goods of John Willins .

MELETRIOR MIDDLEDITCH sworn.

I live in Bond-street ; I lost a man's cloth coat from my lodgings on Monday the 9th of April at six o'clock in the evening.

JOHN WILLINS sworn.

I lodge in the same room with Middleditch, his coat and my waistcoat are the only things that are found; my waistcoat was lost at the time; they were all safe at six o'clock.

THOMAS CHIFFINGS sworn.

I produce a velveret waistcoat; I had it from the prisoner the 9th of April; I gave him a duplicate.

JOSEPH BURROWS sworn.

I am servant to a pawnbroker; I produce the coat; I received it of the prisoner on Monday the 9th of May.

RICHARD LOVELL sworn.

I am an officer of Litchfield-street; I searched the prisoner, and took two duplicates from the prisoner; they are the duplicates of the clothes produced.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I had a brother going to the country, and I wanted some clothes to send my brother into the country; I met a Jew in Oxford-street, and he had these things hanging upon his arm; and I agreed for 14 s. 6 d. but I had not money enough, so I pawned the coat to raise the rest of the money.

GUILTY . (Aged 22.)

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice ASHURST.

[Transportation. See summary.]


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