14th July 1813
Reference Numbert18130714-51
VerdictNot Guilty

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737. SARAH STEVENS, alias VERGO , was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 4th of July , a bed-curtain, value 4 s. a flat iron, value 6 d. and a candlestick, value 1 s. the property of Joseph Miatt , in a lodging-room .

SECOND COUNT. for like offence, only stating the lodging to be let to Sarah Stevens , alias Vergo, and Henry Stubbs .

JOSEPH MIATT . I am a a jeweller ; I live at No. 11, Plow-court, Fetter-lane . My wife let the lodging to the prisoner.

MARY MIATT . I am the wife of the last witness. I let the lodging to the prisoner. On the 25th of June last, I let her a one pair back-room at six shillings and sixpence a week, furnished; the prisoner called herself Vergo; I wished to have a reference. She asked me if I knew Mrs. Scott; I said, yes. She fetched Mrs. Scott. The prisoner came on Thursday. On Saturday I met her in the passage with something in her apron; she said Mrs. Miatt, I am going home with my work, I shall pay you in the evening. I did not see her for two or three days after that: she went away on the 4th of July.

Q. How long did she continue in your lodging - A. About nine days. She never paid me any thing, only the earnest. I found my things on Saturday after she went away.

Q. What was missing - A. The bed-curtains, a candlestick, and a flat iron. I found the things on the premises of Mrs. Scott; I let the things to the prisoner.

Q. Who is Stubbs - A. The person she called her husband; he came there on Sunday, and dined there; Stubbs made no agreement with me. I am sure the prisoner is the person I let the lodging to.

Q. Did you find your things again - A. Yes, I had Mr. Scott taken up; she well knew them to be my property.

Q. May be she took it - A. I cannot say who took it.


London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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