17th May 1820
Reference Numbert18200517-123
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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708. TIMOTHY COLLINS and WILLIAM JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , one dress, value 3 s.; two shirts, value 3 s.; two shifts, value 3 s.; two bed-gowns, value 2 s., and one pair of stockings, value 1 s. , the goods of Henry Dunton .

HENRY DUNTON . I am a labourer . On the 25th of April this linen hung out to dry, I saw it safe at ten o'clock. The watchman alarmed me, I went into the garden, and missed it - I found the prisoners in custody with it.

CHARLE READ. I am an officer. About half-past twelve o'clock at night of the 25th of April, I met the prisoners at Hampstead coming to town, and found some of this linen in Jones's apron and the rest round Collins's body. They said they got it from Dunton's garden.

(Property produced and sworn to.)


JONES - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Whipped and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant. Esq.

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