JOHN COLVILL.
11th June 1829
Reference Numbert18290611-317
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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1314. JOHN COLVILL was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Ward , on the 10th of June , at St. Margaret, Westminster, and stealing therein 8 shirts, value 16s.; 8 frocks, value 20s.; 1 watch, value 10s.; 2 shifts, value 3s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 2s, and 1 apron, value 6d. , his property.

JAMES WARD . I am foreman at a brewhouse, and live in Artillery-place, in the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster . On the 10th of June I got up a little after five o'clock, and went to the brewhouse; I shut the door after

me - I was absent twenty minutes; when I returned, the house was secure as I left it - I went away again directly, returned about ten minutes past six o'clock, and found my door on the jar - I am sure I had shut it after me; I left my wife and three children in the house - my wife is not here; on going in I found the prisoner behind the door, and the property stated in the indictment in a handkerchief - it had been taken out of different drawers in the parlour - I never saw him before; I secured him; my eldest child is eleven years old - I am sure the door was latched; it is a spring lock.

BENJAMIN TIMBRELL . I am an officer. I was sent for, and took the prisoner in charge with the property.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Before Mr. Baron Hullock .


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