23rd November 1840
Reference Numbert18401123-112
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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112. MARY CONELLY . was indicted for stealing, on the month of November, 2 yards of velvet, value 10s., the goods of Richard Brown, her master.

ELIZABETH BROWN . I am the wile of Richard Brown, a gentleman. The prisoner was in our service for a fortnight—this velvet was In a basket at the top of a wardrobe in the front-kitchen—there were seven yards—two days after she left I bad occasion to take it to be dyed, and missed two yards—(produced)—I believe this to be part of my velvet—it is the same quality, and tallies exactly with the quantity missed—it was cut up in breadths to be dyed.

Prisoner. She gave me several things to stop. Witness. I did not give her this, or any thing to stop, for she did not suit me.

ANN CONNELL . I carry out milk; my husband is the prisoner's brothere. The prisoner gave me this velvet at her master's door—she told me her mistress had given it to her, and it was of no use to her—I took it home and sold it to my mistress for half a crown.

SARAH HARROD . I sell milk. Connell carries out milk for me—I bought this velvet of her for half a crown—I took it to Mrs. Brown's, and was desired to take it to the station-house.

THOMAS KENDALL . I am a policeman. I received the velvet from

Mrs. Harrod—I received the prisoner into custody at the station-house when she was brought there.

Prisoner's Defence. My mistress gave me the velvet to trim a bonnet, also a large comb, and two pairs of shoes—she had me taken up because I left—I gave the velvet to my sister-in-law, as it was of no service to me—it is a lodging-house, and I gave warning to leave after I had been there three days.

GUILTY . Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Three Months.

Before Mr. Justice Bosanquet.

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