28th October 1812
Reference Numbert18121028-60
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceImprisonment > house of correction; Miscellaneous > fine

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901. ELEANOR MORGAN was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 27th of September , a watch, value 50 s. and a gown, value 5 s. the property of Lawrence Notley , in the dwelling-house of James Whiffen .

LAWRENCE NOTLEY . I am a journeyman pawnbroker . I lost my watch on the 27th of September, from my apartment, No. 13, King-street, Westminster . John Whiffen keeps the house.

ELIZABETH NOTLEY . I am the wife of the last witness. On the 27th, I missed a black gown out of my drawer.

ANN BRAMLEY . I am sister to the prosecutrix. I was going of an errand for my brother, I heard a good deal of talk of Bartholomew fair. I went to the fair. I saw the prisoner; she asked me if I would go into a show; I said I did not care if I did. The prisoner fainted away in the show, and I came out to get her some water. The prisoner asked me to go home to tea with her. I did; and I asked her to come to tea with me; she did, and while I went down to put water in the pot, I suppose she stole these things.

WILLIAM SIMPSON . I am a pawnbroker. I produce a watch pawned by the prisoner, I believe.

WILLIAM SALMON . I am an officer. On the 28th of September, I went to the prisoner's lodgings. I told her what I had come about. I asked her what she had done with the watch, she said she had pawned it. She gave me the duplicate; the silk gown she took out of the drawer, and gave it to me. This is the gown.

Prosecutor. This is my watch.

Prosecutrix. That is my gown.

The prisoner said nothing in her defence, nor called any witnesses to her character.

GUILTY, aged 22,

Of stealing only .

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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