21st June 1815
Reference Numbert18150621-52
VerdictNot Guilty

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732. ROBERT SMITH , and ROBERT JONES were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 9th of June , forty yards of sarsnet, and a quantity of silk

shute, value 6 l. the property of Benjamin Lowset .

BENJAMIN LOWSET . I am a silk weaver , living in Popes Head-court, Spital-fields , I went out about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 9th of June, and returned about eleven, when I discovered that the whole of my work had been cut off in my absence; there was also some shute, I don't know exactly now much. There were forty yards of sursnet, it was evident that it had been cut off by a weaver. It was worth six pounds.

ELIZABETH JACKSON . I live in Popes Head-court. On the evening of the 9th, the prisoners passed me while I was standing at my door; I thought they were robbing Mr. Lowset, and went to the door of the house, but hearing voices within I thought the family was at home, and therefore I thought all was right.

THOMAS HOUSE . I overheard the prisoners talking about getting into Lowset's house at a public house in the neighbourhood.

WILLIAM DRAPER . I also overheard the same conversation.


Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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