8th July 1839
Reference Numbert18390708-2069
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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2069. JOHN PAINE was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Catherine Vitnens, on the 9th of July, and stealing therein 9 yards of printed cotton, value 12s., the goods of James Connell.

LOUISA CONNELL . I am the wife of James Connell, and live in Wink's-buildings, Church-row, Chelsea. The prisoner lodged with us about a fortnight—I left the house on the 9th of July, about eleven o'clock—he was not in the house then—I did not lock the door when I went out—this property was on the table by the window—I shut the window down, and went to the linen-draper's—I pulled the door after me, but it was not locked—it was latched—I returned in about a quarter of an hour, and missed the gown, which I had to make—I am quite sure I shut the door.

EDWIN SOMES . I live in Paradise-row, Chelsea. I produce a remnant

of cotton which the prisoner pawned at my shop yesterday, between ten and eleven o'clock—I am sure he is the person—I lent him 3s. 6d. on it.

WILLIAM PACK . I am a policeman. I went after the prisoner—I asked him if he had any money—he said, "No," but in his left shoe I found a half-crown and a shilling.

Prisoner. The window was open.

LOUISA CONNELL re-examined. I do not know whether it was open, but I shut it down.

GUILTY . Aged 14.— Confined Three Months.

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