17th April 1822
Reference Numbert18220417-14
VerdictNot Guilty

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548. JOHN WALKER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Alexander Gazeley , about eight o'clock in the night of the 19th of March , with intent to steal .

RICHARD LESTER . On the 19th of March I lived shop-man with George Alexander Gazeley , of No. 11, Great Newport-street . About five o'clock a boy came and asked for Mr. Gaseley; I said he was not at home; he returned in a short time, and asked me to go to the corner; I went, but did not see the prisoner then. About eight o'clock I was going out at the private door, and saw it open - the prisoner was standing at it, on the threshold; his feet were not within the door, nor any part of his body. I said,

"What do you want;" he said he came to measure the shopman for shoes - I said I was the shopman; he said I was not the person, but it was some cabinet-maker, a short thin man; but he did not know his name. The door had been opened before by a key I suppose; it was shut ten minutes before.

GEORGE ALEXANDER GASELEY . I was called down; the prisoner was in the passage with my servant; he said he was a shoemaker, that he had been to the Yorkshire Grey, public-house, Woodstock-street, and met a man there, who said if he came to my house, he would find a job to make and mend a pair of shoes.


Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

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