8th September 1831
Reference Numbert18310908-73
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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1601. TRYPHENA ROWE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of June , 1 spoon, value 3s., and 1 seal, value 6d., the goods of Harriet Bancroft ; 2 curtains, value 3s., and 2 yards of printed cotton, value 1s. the goods of Hannah Prentice .

HARRIET BANCROFT . I am single . Mrs. Prentice lives in my house, No. 39, North Audley-street , and does childbed linen work; the prisoner was in her service. On the 24th of June a spoon, a seal, and some pieces of silk of mine were found concealed in the prisoner's bed; they had been taken out of my apartment, where she had no business to go.

HANNAH PRENTICE . I lodge at Mrs. Bancroft's. The prisoner was in my service a little more than a fortnight; she slept in the kitchen - I missed some articles: I looked into her bed, and found these articles rolled up on the pillow, and the bed turned up; these curtains and printed cotton are mine, and they had been taken from a trunk in the kitchen; when the prisoner saw the articles found she burst into tears, and said she was very sorry.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. My mistress said if I confessed she would forgive me, and let me go.

MRS. PRENTICE. It was a conditional promise, if this was all, but it was not.

Prisoner's Defence. My mistress accused me of taking some of her work - but she found it in a box, which

she said she had searched all over; these curtains belong to the bed.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury. - Confined 1 Month .

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