13th September 1827
Reference Numbert18270913-47
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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First Middlesex Jury - before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1635. CHARLES ALDERSON was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Samuel Cushway , on the 13th of August , and stealing 1 shawl, value 3s. 6d.; 1 lace veil, value 4s., and 3 handkerchiefs, value 3s. 6d. , his property.

HUMPHREY EASLEY . I am a butcher and live in Church-street, Bethnal-green, next door to Mr. Cushway. On the 13th of August, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner stand leaning against Cushway's window, and having some suspicion, I took him into custody, and in his hat found a gown and two handkerchiefs, and a veil in his pocket - I gave him in charge.

WILLIAM CUSHWAY . I am the son of Samuel Cushway . I was at work in the house, and being alarmed, I found the prisoner in charge - I walked behind him to the watch-house, and saw a handkerchief fall from his person; this property was taken from the window, which somebody had broken - it was quite whole at twelve o'clock. I had not seen it after that time.

SUSAN CUSHWAY . I know these things to be my husband's property; he is a clothes salesman - I was out at the time of the robbery.

Prisoner's Defence. I had picked the things up.

GUILTY. Aged 21.

Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

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