1st February 1841
Reference Numbert18410201-724
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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724. MARTHA GIBBS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of October, 9 towels, value 5s.; 2 hampers, value 2s.; 4 pillow-cases, value 2s. 6d.;5 handkerchiefs, value 5s.; 6 glass tumblers, value 5s. 6d.; 2 napkins, value 2s.; 3 shirts, value 1l.; 2 table-cloths, value 7s. 6d.; and 9 ale-glasses, value 3s.; the goods of William Gordon, her master.

LYDIA GORDON . I am the wife of William Gordon, of Upper Seymour-street, Westminster. The prisoner has been my cook for a great many years—I missed the articles stated, and spoke to the prisoner about them—shedenied ever having taken any of them, and was very impudent—I sent for a policeman, and gave her into custody.

JAMES M'KEATH . I am a policeman. I was sent for to Mr. Gordon's, and received the prisoner into custody, charged with having taken a great many articles belonging to her mistress—she said she knew nothing about it—on our way to the station she said, that in a few days, when her master paid her her wages, she would redeem the articles.

JOHN ROSE . I am a pawnbroker, in Upper George-street. I have some things pawned by the prisoner.

ROBERT CAPON . I am a pawnbroker, in Edge ware-road. I have a shirt and table-cloth pawned in the name of Ann Gibbs—I do not know that it was by the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was my intention to redeem the articles when my wages were paid.

GUILTY . Aged 50.— Confined Twelve Months.

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