17th February 1819
Reference Numbert18190217-182

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495. CATHARINE JUDE was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February , one watch, value 6 l.; one seal, value 1 l., and three keys, value 10 s., the goods of George Todd , from his person .

GEORGE TODD . I am a tailor , and live in Meard's-court, Wardour-street. On the 14th of February, between three and four o'clock in the morning, I had been with some friends, and on leaving them, I went to a coffee-shop, in Wych-street - I was quite sober; the prisoner came in, and sat down. I gave her some coffee, and then went to No. 10, Charles-street with her. I got up between eight and nine o'clock; she was still in the room - I missed my watch - the door was bolted inside; she denied taking it; the landlord and landlady also said they knew nothing about it. On examining I found a hole in the wainscot, over the head of the bed - it communicates with the landlord's bed-room; any thing could be slipped through; there was a matting behind to receive any thing. I put my watch under the pillow safe at night.

PATRICK CRAWLEY . I am a watchman. The prosecutor

informed me of the robbery, and I took the prisoner in charge; she denied it. I saw the hole in the wainscot, property might be put through it.

RICHARD JONES . I am landlord of the house. I never saw the watch - I have two or three women in the house.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the watch.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

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