19th May 1825
Reference Numbert18250519-134

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990. EDWARD ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , nine live tame ducklings, price 27 s.; two live tame goslings, price 6 s., and two fowls, value 5 s. , the property of Henry Knight .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

HENRY KNIGHT. I am a poultry feeder , and live at Stratford . On the night of the 13th of April, I had nine live ducklings, sixteen dead fowls, and some geese, in a shed; next morning they were gone: on the 16th I saw six of the ducklings: the prisoner lives about four miles from me.

JAMES FENN . I keep a public house at Lime-house. On the 14th of April I bought six ducks of the prisoner; I gave them up to the officer - they had not been out of my premises.

KING GEORGE . I am a constable. I took up the prisoner, and got the ducks from Fenn, and one duck and two young geese from Wade.

JOSEPH WADE . I live at Poplar. On Friday, the 15th of April, I bought three ducks and two geese of the prisoner; I gave one to the constable.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them all on the 13th of April, at Rumford; I sold them about Limehouse.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

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