4th January 1841
Reference Numbert18410104-556
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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556. MARY ANN MARSH was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December, 1 pair of ear-drops, value 1s. 2d.; 1 iron-pot, value 1s.; 5lbs. weight of rags, value 1s.; 2lbs. weight of brass, value 1s.; 2 frocks, value 1s. 6d.; 1 candlestick, value 1s.; 1 flat-iron, value 6d.; 6 knives, value 6d.; 6 forks, value 6d.; and 1 handkerchief, value 6d.; the goods of Harriet Mary Luce: and 1 saucepan, value 1s.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 1s.; 4 knives, value 4d.; 4 forks, value 4d.; and 1 cap, value 4d.; the goods of William Turness; and that she had been before convicted of felony.

HARRIET MARY LUCE . I live in Victualling-office-row, Deptford—the prisoner lodged at the house. I have missed the ear-drops and other things stated—the ear-drops are here.

Prisoner. I was washing for her, and she gave me the eardrops. Witness. I did not—here are the tops of my ear-drops, which I had lent to a person in the house—I had put the drops on the mantel-shelf, as they

I were too heavy for me—I taxed the prisoner about them when I milted them, and she denied all knowledge of them.

SARAH TURNESS . I am the wife of William Turness—I lodge at the house. I lost an iron saucepan and a cap, and various other things—I asked the prisoner about them several times, and she denied them—my saucepan has been found, and one of my knifes—these are them—I did not lend them to her.

CHARLOTTE STRICKLAND . I keep a marine-store shop. I bought the knife of the prisoner for 1d.—it is broken.

JOHN EVANS (police-constable R 190.) I took the prisoner, and found the ear-drops in her ears—she said she had got them.

BENJAMIN LOVELL . I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got at Mr. Clark's office—(raid)—the prisoner is the same person.

GUILTY . Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

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