2nd July 1817
Reference Numbert18170702-140
VerdictGuilty; Guilty; Guilty

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1069. RICHARD WILSON , WILLIAM WHEELER , and JOSEPH BOWYER , were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , fifteen yards of printed cotton, value 19s. , the goods of Jonathan Frank .

JONATHAN FRANK. I am a linen-draper , and live in Sloane-street . On the 25th of June, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, I was at a house opposite to my own, and saw the prisoner, Bowyer, attempt to release a piece of print that was pinned to the iron, he could not get it off-he went a door or two farther to the other two prisoners, returned again and examined it, and went to them again, three times, and then came and released it from the pins; he then came with Wheeler, Bowyer took the print off, and put it into Wheeler's apron-Wilson waited at the corner (two doors off); I and Morgan came out and secured Wheeler, with the print in his apron. I secured Bowyer. Wilson attempted to run past us, and in endeavouring to take him Bowyer got away from me - I secured Wilson. Bowyer was taken again.

THOMAS MORGAN. Mr. Frank was at my house. I secured Wheeler with the print in his apron.

JOHN SNOWSELL . I am a constable. I heard the alarm, ran out, and saw Bowyer running away, and secured him. I never lost sight of him,

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILSON - GUILTY . Aged 17.


BOWYER - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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