WILLIAM CLARK.
12th January 1820
Reference Numbert18200112-39
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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247. WILLIAM CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , two sweetmeat-glasses, value 2 s. , the goods of Samuel Chevalier .

HANNAH CHEVALIER . I am the wife of Samuel Chevalier , who keeps a China-warehouse in Bath-place, New-road . On the 8th of December, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I was in the parlour, and saw the prisoner stoop down, put his hand inside the door, and take these glasses off a shelf behind the door. I went to the door, called Stop thief! and pursued him - he let them fall. Two officers secured him. I am sure he is the boy.

GEORGE ROBINSON . I belong to Bow-street. I saw the prosecutor pursuing the prisoner. I turned down Henry-street, and Plank seized him - he said,

"I am not the boy."

SAMUEL PLANK . On the 8th of December I saw the prisoner running down the road. He threw something out of his hand, turned round, and I laid hold of him. He said,

"It was not me, I did not break the glasses."

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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