6th June 1810
Reference Numbert18100606-81
SentenceCorporal > private whipping

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483. THOMAS CROTHALL was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 21st of April , a tin fish-kettle, value 4 s. the property of John Dowding .

JOHN DOWDING . I live at 58, Featherstone-street . I am a tin-plate-worker . On the 21st of April I lost the kettle from the outside of the door.

JOHN WAITE . I was sent for on the 23d of April, to take the prisoner into custody for stealing a fish-kettle; he had offered it for sale to Briggs at the shop in Shoreditch.

- BRIGGS. I am a journeyman tin-plate-worker. On the 21st of April I was in my master's shop, in Shoreditch, the prisoner came in and asked me to buy a kettle; I said, no, we made them. A man came and said, stop this man, he has stolen the kettle; as soon as the man said so, the prisoner went away and left the kettle in the shop. At seven o'clock the prisoner came for it; my master said, John, here is the man come for the kettle. He went away, and on Monday morning the prisoner came again and asked for the kettle; the officer was there and took him in custody.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the kettle, and I offered it for two shillings to these people.

GUILTY , aged 48.

Whipped in jail , and sent to his parish.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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