8th July 1830
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1404. CHARLES WILLINGALE was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , 4 sovereigns, 1 crown, 2 half-crowns, and 15s. , the monies of William Hawton .

WILLIAM HAWTON . I am a broker ; the prisoner was my man. On the 14th of June I levied a distress on Mr. Clark, No. 11, Mount-row, for Mr. Gardner, for 5l. 5s.; I left the prisoner in possession - he has not paid me the money.

THOMAS CLARK . I owed 5l. 5s.; the property was mine, and when I came home I paid the rent to the prisoner, who was there, and he went away - I gave him four sovereigns and 25s. in silver; he gave me a receipt on the warrant - I paid him to get rid of him; (read.)

WILLIAM HAWTON . He was not authorized to receive the money, but only to take care of the property; I told him Mr. Clark would no doubt come and settle with me.

Prisoner's Defence. He insisted upon my taking the money, and I unfortunately lost it; I had been all day without any food - I did not know the amount; I packed it up close: I happened to get a little drunk, and my head got a little confused - it got through the pocket of my trousers; I did not like to write - I was afraid of being punished.

GUILTY . Aged 29. - Transported for Seven Years .

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