4th December 1799
Reference Numbert17991204-40
VerdictNot Guilty
SentenceImprisonment > house of correction; Miscellaneous > fine

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40. BARNARD BARNARD was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 2d of December , a man's coat, value 12s. the property of Thomas Fownes .

THOMAS FOWNES sworn. - I work for Mr. Murdon; I drive a cart and two horses: Last Monday, between two and three o'clock, I was going to Brick-lane, I stopped the cart to see if my load was ready; I had fastened my coat to the spindle of the copses of the cart; the prisoner gave it a hitch, and then went on; then he turned back and gave it the other hitch; then I saw him take the coat, and put it in a sack that he had.

Prisoner's defence. I found it.

GUILTY (Aged 73.)

Confined one year in the House of Correction , and fined 1s.

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

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