8th September 1831
Reference Numbert18310908-130
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1657. MARY KIRBY was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of July , 1 umbrella, value 4s. , the goods of William Arthur .

WILLIAM ARTHUR . I am a shoemaker , and live in Wigmore-street; the prisoner was servant to my lodger. I missed an umbrella from behind the parlour door; the prisoner left that night.

JAMES STOKES . I am shopman to Mr. Henry, a pawnbroker, of John-street. On the 28th of July Mclutire

pawned this umbrella; she had a woman with her, who I believe was the prisoner.

ESTHER McINTIRE . I am the wife of David McIntire, and live in Lownes-court, Carnaby-market. The prisoner called and asked me to go with her and pawn this article, which I did.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found the umbrella in the area, and did not know who it belonged to.

WILLIAM ARTHUR. I saw it safe behind the parlour door that evening.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Ten Days .

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