14th September 1826
Reference Numbert18260914-372
VerdictGuilty; Guilty

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1684. JOHN CONNORY and STEPHEN KEEFE were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of June , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of William Lobb , from his person .

WILLIAM LOBB. I am a surgeon . I was in Lincoln's Inn-fields on the 27th of June, and was informed I had lost a handkerchief; I turned round, and it was produced to me, but I did not see the prisoners.

JESSEE PHILLIPS . I am a glassman, and live in Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields. I saw the prisoners following Mr. Lobb, who was with a lady, by my door - I followed them about twenty yards and saw Keefe take the handkerchief from his pocket, and give it to Connory, who put it into his pocket. I secured them both, and gave them to my father, who took it from Connory, while I went to Mr. Lobb.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. Do not you very often come here as a witness? A. I was here six months ago; I have been here six or seven times, about robberies which I saw committed; I had seen Keefe before. My father was a constable of St. Giles'; it was done under the arch-way, between three and four o'clock - I was about twenty yards from them; nobody was between me and them.

CONNORY'S Defence. I was under the arch-way, and picked it up.

KEEFE's Defence. I was passing along, when he took me.


KEEFE - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

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