9th April 1829
Reference Numbert18290409-99

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779. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of April , 1 pair of trousers, value 16s. , the goods of Sarah Ashbridge .

JOSEPH JOWERS . I live with Sarah Ashbridge - she is single . At five o'clock in the afternoon, of the 3d of April, I saw the prisoner and three more pulling about a pair of trousers inside her shop; they all went away three times and came back again, and each time they took out some pins - when they had taken them all out, the prisoner and another came back; the prisoner took them down, folded them up, and had gone about half a yard from the door - I missed them, went out and took him with them in his hand; he begged my pardon, and said he would not do so any more.

JOSEPH ROBINSON . I am an officer. I was going by and took the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I was looking at the trousers - I fell in at the threshold of the door; I was going to pick them up - he came, took hold of me, and struck me.

JOSEPH JOWERS . I did not hit him - I forced him back into the shop; the trousers had been hanging on an iron rail - another person came back with him the last time, and was looking at another pair.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

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