4th February 1839
Reference Numbert18390204-814
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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814. JOHN HUTCHINS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of January, 5lbs. weight of bacon, value 4s.; 41bs. weight of beef, value 2s.; and 4lbs. weight of mutton, value 2s.; the goods of Elizabeth Morton.

JAMES GILLINGS (police-constable E 159.) I was in North-crescent, Tottenham Court-road, at one o'clock in the night, on the 28th of January, and saw the prisoner come up the prosecutrix's area, with a bag containing the articles named—I asked what he had been doing—he never spoke—I saw him get over the railing with this property—I found no money upon him, but a knife and a rope.

SARAH BUTCHER . I am servant to Mrs. Elizabeth Morton, of Northcrescent. The prisoner had nothing to do with the house—these are my mistress's property, and it had been in the safe in the area.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in great distress, and had no home.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

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