14th January 1830
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321. THOMAS BALLARD was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of December , 1 pair of shoes, value 5s. , the goods of John Cotterell .

WILLIAM NELMES . I am in the service of John Cotterell , a shoemaker , of Beauchamp-street, Brook's-market . A pair of shoes were taken from his place on the 31st of December - I had seen them safe half an hour before; I was out when they were taken - When I returned the neighbours told me they were gone; I saw them at Hatton-garden, and knew them - these are them; I know them by the make and appearance.

WILLIAM KELLY . I saw the prisoner take these shoes from Mr. Cotterell's shop, on the 31st of December - he went away with them; I gave an alarm to the Police-man- I am sure the prisoner took them; I knew him before.

WILLIAM KING . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pawned the shoes with me on the 31st of December, between four and five o'clock in the evening.

WILLIAM PORTEOUS. I am a Police-constable. Kelly gave me information, and by his description I took the prisoner, at half-past eleven o'clock the following night.

GUILTY . Aged 12. - Transported for Seven Years .

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