14th January 1830
Reference Numbert18300114-126

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359. ROBERT BURTON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of December , 1 basket, value 6s., and 8 loaves of bread, value 6s. , the goods of John Thompson .

FRANCIS HISLOP. I am in the employ of Mr. John Thompson, a baker . On the 16th of December I was carrying out his basket of bread - the prisoner went with me during the day, and I left him in charge of the bread while I went, by his direction, to No. 5, Cadogan-place, to serve a customer - there was no such customer there, and when I returned to where I had left him, (opposite the Bedford Arms,) I missed him and the basket, with eight loaves in it.

ELIZA MILLER. I was looking out of a window on the 16th of December - I saw the prisoner and the prosecutor come up Cadogan-mews, and stop opposite the Bedford Arms; he left the prisoner with the baskets - the prisoner went part of the way up the street, and then returned; he took some bread out of the large basket, put it into the smaller one, and ran down the mews - the large basket remained on the barrow; when the prosecutor returned I told him what was done with the bread - he went after the prisoner, but could not find him.

THOMAS PHILIP SOURR. I took the prisoner on the 6th of January - I could not find him before; I found him in George-street, Whitechapel.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to Chelsea to see some journeymen bakers - I met the prosecutor, and went round with him; we had a great deal of drink - I told him of a customer his master used to serve; I was going back and met a person I knew - I went with him, got intoxicated, and when I returned the basket was gone, and the prosecutor too.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Transported for Seven Years .

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