6th December 1820
Reference Numbert18201206-207
VerdictGuilty; Guilty

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210. JOHN CLARK and THOMAS JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of December , one handkerchief, value 8 s., the goods of John Swain , from his person .

JOHN SWAIN . On the 13th of December, about twelve o'clock, I was under the Colonade, Pall-mall , and felt a catch at my pocket, I turned round, and saw my handkerchief between the prisoners. I secured Clark, Jones got away - he followed us to the watch-house; I afterwards saw him by a picture-shop in Piccadilly, and secured him - I am sure he is the man. I picked my handkerchief up off Clark's feet - I saw him holding it out to Jones, but on seeing me he let it fall.

JONES'S Defence. I was looking at a shop, and the gentleman took me.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 22.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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