10th April 1834
Reference Numbert18340410-79
VerdictsGuilty; Guilty

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603. DAVID FIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of February , 3 blankets, value 2l., and 1 pillow-case, value 6d. , the goods of James Adkins .

HARRIET ADKINS . I am the wife of James Adkins, of No. 2, Silver-street, Stepney . On the Saturday before Shrove Tuesday, the prisoner hired a lodging of us - he said it was for himself and his partner, but his partner never came - the prisoner slept there that night, and continued to do so till he went away at seven o'clock in the morning of Shrove Tuesday - he had not paid any rent - I then missed these articles - I have never seen them since.

JURY. Q. Did you shut the door after him when he came in? A. Yes; his own room, and the street door too.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw this woman in my life.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

604. DAVID FIELD was again indicted for stealing, on the 26th of March , 2 handkerchiefs, value 1s.; 1 shuttle, value 1s.; 1 pair of shears, value 6d.; and 10 caps, value 1s. 6d. ; the goods of Elizabeth Newlan .

ELIZABETH NEWLAN. The prisoner came to my house to work, on the 26th of March - he remained three or four hours, and then said he was going home to tea - I then missed the articles stated.

JOHN POCOCK (police-constable K 135). I took the prisoner - I found this handkerchief on his neck, and this in his pocket - I found the duplicate of this shuttle and pair of shears on him - he at first said his wife had got the caps, and then he said he had sold them in Petticoat-lane - I had heard of Mrs. Adkins's robbery - I informed her, she came to the station-house, and identified him.

Prisoner. I am guilty.

GUILTY . Aged 22. - Transported for Seven Years .

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