15th January 1817
Reference Numbert18170115-65
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > whipping

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212. WILLIAM JACKSON , was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of December , one saddle, value 10s. 6d.; one crupper, value 3s. 6d.; one pair of reins, value 3s.; one pair of traces, value 6s.; one collar, value 4s.; and one bridle, value 3s. ; the property of Harman Dyson .

JOHN WATSON. I am Mr. Dyson's servant. I was in the yard, and saw the prisoner go out with the harness under his arm; I followed him into Piccadilly on one side of the way, and Whitaker on the other. Whitaker took him with the harness under his arm; he said, he had borrowed it, and would bring it back the next day; we took him to Mr. Dyson, who said he did not lend it to him.

WILLIAM WHITAKER . I went with the last witness, and took the prisoner by Lord Gordon's gate; he said, he had borrowed it.

RICHARD FORSTER . I am the beadle of St. George's parish. I took the prisoner and harness to the watchhouse.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress, and my wife was in labour at the time.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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