ALEXANDER ROSS, MARY NASH.
14th September 1814
Reference Numbert18140914-50
VerdictNot Guilty

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743. ALEXANDER ROSS and MARY NASH were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 7th of August , from the person of Thomas Young , twenty-seven bank notes, value 54 l. and a 1 l. note , his property.

THOMAS YOUNG . I am a sailor .

Q. When were you robbed of your notes - A. On the 7th of August; I do not know the name of the street. It was in a bad house facing of New Gravel-lane .

Q. Are you sure you had them there - A. Yes. On Sunday night, about eleven o'clock, I went to this house with Mary Nash ; I gave her five shillings and sixpence to sleep with her that night; she fetched a pot of beer out of it. I pulled my clothes off, and went to bed. In the morning, when I awoke, I found Mr. Ross in bed with me. Mary Nash went to another house to sleep. I was groggy that night.

Q. You and she went to bed first - A. I went to bed first; she never came to bed, but left me. I fell asleep. In the morning about three o'clock I awoke; Ross, the lighterman, was in bed with me.

ROBERT WILLAN . I apprehended the prisoners. I never found any notes.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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