25th October 1827
Reference Numbert18271025-21
VerdictNot Guilty

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2001. LAMBERT JOHN TITTERELL was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of September , 1 wooden bound cask, value 1s., and 637 herrings, value 19s. , the goods of John Johnson .

JOHN JOHNSON. I live in Great Tower-street, and superintend the landing of barrel herrings at Billingsgate ; they are under my care - I am answerable for them. On the 24th of September, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I was passing from the water side; there were 136 barrels just landing; I observed the prisoner rolling one barrel away, which had been put on the platform in the market - he was just turning the corner, about fifty or sixty yards from where it had been put- I came up with him about half way up the market, and asked what he was going to do with it - he said he was going to take it on to room land, and one of the men had employed him; I asked him to come back and point the man out; he said he would not, and used bad words; he appeared tipsy - I gave him in charge; he did not offer to go away; these casks are never rolled away, but always carried on men's knots.

THOMAS HOUGH . I am a waterman and lighterman. I saw the prisoner pull the barrel down as it stood on end, and roll it away. I have often seen him in the market.

WILLIAM BUXTON . I took him in charge; he did not at first appear in liquor, but afterwards clung to a post, and I could hardly get him along.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been on board a foreign steam-packet, and drank some foreign liquor, which overcame me.


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