15th September 1819
Reference Numbert18190915-218

Related Material

ActionsCite this text | Print-friendly version | Report an error
Navigation< Previous text (trial account) | Next text (trial account) >

1292. THOMAS HAZELY was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , 13 lbs. of lead, value 18 d., belonging to Edward Hughes , and fixed to his dwelling-house, and one fixture (i.e.) one brass cock, value 6 d., his property, and fixed to the said dwelling-house, he having no title to the same .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be stolen from a building of the said Edward Hughes .

EDWARD HUGHES . I have two houses in Duval's-lane, Islington , the keys of which I left with Mrs. Humphries. On the 14th of September I went with a gentleman to show him the premises, and found the lead pipe taken from the yard, as also the cock which was attached to it - it was fixed to the house; I found it at Worship-street a few days after, and compared it with the remainder of the pipe, it tallied.

JOHN HARRIS . I am an officer. On the 13th of September as Hunt's mob was coming into town, I followed the prisoner to Cross-street, Islington, with another; they

carried the lead by turns in a bag. I asked the prisoner what was in the bag? the other said it was old iron, and put the bag down; I went to look into it and he ran off, I secured the prisoner. I found the lead and a little old iron in it - they were in company together when I first saw them. It was about twelve o'clock in the day.

CHARLOTTE HUMPHRIES . I was left in care of the house. I saw the pipe in its proper state at ten o'clock that morning.

Prisoner's Defence. The boy offered me a few halfpence to carry it.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

View as XML