28th October 1820
Reference Numbert18201028-2
VerdictNot Guilty

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1227. JOHN LILLEY and GEORGE HOLT were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , one watch, value 2 l. 2 s., the goods of Hugh Perrin , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZA PERRIN . I am the wife of Hugh Perrin , who lives at Tottenham . On the 2d of October the prisoners came to my house, and I bought 2 s. 6 d. worth of wood of them. They asked me to draw them a pint of beer; I went to the back of the room to draw it - they were then about half-way towards the fire-place. Soon after they left I missed the watch from the mantle-piece. White had come in while the prisoners were there to borrow a corkscrew. They asked what it was o'clock when they went out, I told them it was six - there was a clock in the room.

JOHN WHITE . I went to Perrin's to borrow a corkscrew; I saw two young fellows there, but do not know them. I did not notice the watch.

CHARLES SMITH . I am a headborough. On the 3d of October I went to the prisoners' lodgings - they live together in Kingsland-road. I searched them both, but did not find the watch.


First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

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