JOHN DAVIS, WILLIAM DAVIS.
8th September 1831
Reference Numbert18310908-121
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation; Miscellaneous > fine

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1648. JOHN DAVIS and WILLIAM DAVIS were indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of August , 2 penholders, value 2s., and 1 pair of compasses, value 2s. , the goods of Joseph Hogarth .

GEORGE POWELL . I am a Policeman. On the morning of the 22nd of August, I saw the prisoners in Mortimer-street, Cavendish-square - I saw John Davis enter Mr. Hogarth's shop; William stood outside the door -John came out in two or three minutes, and joined William; I went in, and informed Allen - I then followed them, and they ran; I overtook them in Grafton-street -I took them to a public-house, and found on each of them a pen-holder; in going along, William said, "Here are the compasses;" they pleaded poverty.

HENRY ALLEN. I work for Joseph Hogarth , of Mortimer-street. The officer spoke to me - I looked about, missed the compasses, and told him so; the prisoners were brought back soon after.(Property produced and sworn to.)

William Davis received a good character, and a person engaged to provide him a berth on board of ship.

JOHN DAVIS - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

WILLIAM DAVIS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.


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