30th April 1794
Reference Numbert17940430-106
SentenceImprisonment > newgate; Corporal > public whipping

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334. NATHANIEL HOLNES was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , a cotton handkerchief, value 6d. the goods of Charles Horton .


I live with my mother, she lives on her income, I was robbed on Ludgate-hill , the 18th of March, Tuesday; about nine o'clock in the evening I was coming down the Old Bailey, and I was told that I had been robbed of my pocket handkerchief.

Q. At that time you was told that you had been robbed did you see any body near you? - No, I did not see any body.

Q. How did you get your handkerchief? - I came back, and see a man at the corner of Ludgate-hill, in the Old Bailey, I fixed on the man that they told me took the handkerchief out of my pocket, that was not the prisoner, it was another in a white jacket, the prisoner was close behind, somebody then came over to the prisoner and asked him if he had not got my pocket handkerchief? he said no, he had no handkerchief, and Mr. Graves took it out of his pocket, I missed my handkerchief when I was told that my pocket had been picked, I do not believe that this man took it out of my pocket, but the other one that was stopped first.

Q. Do you know your handkerchief again? - Yes, I know it very well, it is marked C. H. I believe it is cotton.

- GRAVES sworn.

I produce the handkerchief, there was a mob of people about, and some gentleman said that this prisoner had robbed this young man, I asked him if he had got the handkerchief? he said no, I then searched him and took this handkerchief out of his pocket, I asked the young

man the mark on it? he said C. H, No 11.

Prisoner. I was going to the other side of the water, and as I was going down Ludgate-hill, I saw this handkerchief lay by the Corner of the passage, and I picked it up, and this gentleman came up along with the prisoner and said that I had the handkerchief; and I was going to put my hand into my pocket to take it out, when they took it before me.

GUILTY . (Aged 54.)

Imprisoned twelve months in Newgate , and Publickly Whipped .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

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