2nd July 1817
Reference Numbert18170702-110
VerdictNot Guilty

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1039. THOMAS JONES was indicted for feloniously assaulting Margaret Reece , on the King's highway, on the 14th of May , and putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one shawl, value 5s. , her property.

MARGARET REECE . I live in Chick-lane. On the 14th of May, I went into a public-house in Field-lane, and got a pint of beer, the prisoner and another boy followed me down Field-lane - I had noticed them in the house-the prisoner laid hold of me, and the other boy (who is convicted), took my shawl and ran away - I told the officer Barnett. I am sure the prisoner is the boy.

ANN GAVENER . I went into the public-house about twelve o'clock, and saw the prisoner and the other boy - I did not know him before - I was going up Fleet-market, and met them again, they asked me to go to a coffee-shop with them, and gave the shawl for the coffee-the other boy gave it.

HYAM BARNETT. I took the prisoner into custody - He said, he knew what it was for.

JOHN BARNLEY . I am a constable. The evening after the robbery I was in Field-lane, and heard two girls quarrelling about a shawl-Miller, who is convicted, lived with one of them.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at the public-house-Gavener was there also, she was present when the shawl was taken, and gave it herself to the coffee-man.


Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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