22nd May 1822
Reference Numbert18220522-163
VerdictNot Guilty

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927. WALTER BLANSHARD was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of April , six spoons, value 30 s., one pair of sugar tongs, value 12 s., one ring, value 19 s., two pair of ear rings, value 19 s., one seal, value 5 s., three yards of silk, value 26., one veil, value 12 s., one pair of stays, value 10 s., three gowns, 40 s., one box, value 2 s., two skirts, value 4 s., and one trunk, value 3 s. , the goods of Mary Andrews , widow .

MARY ANDREWS . I had come from the country, and was visiting at the prisoner's mothers, Lancaster-court, Bond-street ; my trunks were in the prisoner's bed-room. On the third of April, at eleven o'clock in the morning, I went out, it was then safe. I returned at one o'clock, and at half-past eight I was told it was broken open; I went up, and found it so. I got outside the leads of the house,

and at a little distance found the prisoner down a yard, he was secured. I asked how he came to take my property - he would not answer. I have found none of the things.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. The leads are common to other houses - A. Yes. His mother was acquainted with the people in that yard.

GEORGE GUNN . I am a tailor. I was at work at a house in Bond-street, and heard a disturbance on the roof; the prisoner was found in a box-maker's yard, I secured him.


Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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