16th September 1812
Reference Numbert18120916-1
VerdictNot Guilty

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625. RALPH MANNING and ELIZABETH DAVIS were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of May , a counterpane, value 1 l. a set of bed-furniture, value 1 l. a pair of sheets, value 10 s. a picture, value 5 s. a table-cloth, value 5 s. a flat-iron, value 1 s. and a candlestick, value 1 s. the property of Robert Crook , in a lodging-room .

SOPHIA CROOK . I am the wife of Robert Crook . I let the lodging to the prisoner Manning. He took the lodging for himself and the other prisoner, as his wife, on a Tuesday in the month of May. I think Elizabeth Davis came into the lodging first, and Manning came afterwards, on the same day. They came in on a Tuesday, and on the Monday following I missed some of my property.

Mr. Adolphus. Captain Manning was a good deal from home at times - A. Yes, I believe he was.

THOMAS CASTLE . I am a pawnbroker. On Thursday, the 21st of May, Mrs. Davis pledged a pillow, on the 22nd a picture, and the bed-furniture on the 25th of May. I am sure as to her person. I saw nothing of Manning at all.

JAMES RAMSEY . I am a pawnbroker, 17, Liquorpond-street. I produce a counterpane, pledged on the 21st of May, and a pair of sheets on the 20th of May, and a tea-tray on the same day. Two of the articles were pledged by Elizabeth Davis . I do not know who pledged the others: and a tablecloth four shillings, pledged by the woman prisoner.

WILLIAM READ . I took both the prisoners in custody, and on searching the premises I found the duplicates.


First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Heath.

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