27th October 1813
Reference Numbert18131027-89
VerdictNot Guilty

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1069. JANE CLARK was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 4th of October , two sheets, value 15 s. two blankets, value 11 s. a silver tea-spoon, value 18 d. a flat iron, value 6 d. and a tea-pot, value 6 d. the property of Richard Hedger , in a lodging-room .

ANN HEDGER . I live at No. 90, George-street Shoreditch . My husband's name is Richard Hedger . On the 5th of September, the prisoner and a man she lived with came to lodge at my house; she continued to lodge in the room a month, and then she left it. She always paid me the rent when it was due, every week.

Q. Why do you accuse her of taking the things - A. She went away on the Monday, her husband he came home and slept in the lodging. I let the lodgings to the prisoner and a man of the name of Hyde. I did not know but they were married until they went away.

Q. Why did not you take him up - A. The woman went away first, and we found the duplicates in the lodgings.


First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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