22nd August 1842
Reference Numbert18420822-2274
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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2274. PHILIP CARROLL was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July, 1 coat, value 3l. 10s., the goods of William Appleford.

WILLIAM APPLEFORD . I keep a tailor's shop in Holborn. On the 16th of July I missed a coat off a horse in the further part of my shop, five or six yards within the door—it was brought back by the pawnbroker, and I recognised it—here is my writing on the sleeve lining.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. you know the coat to be yours?

A. Yes, by the mark inside, and by the size of it as well—it was made for a gentleman at Enfield, who is a large sized person—the man who made it brought it in about half-past eleven o'clock that morning.

JOSEPH MITCHELL . I am in the service of Mr. Rosier, a pawnbroker, in Clerkenwell. On the 16th of July, about half-past twelve o'clock, the prisoner came to pledge this coat—I asked who it belonged to—he said, "Mr. Daley, of Saffron-hill"—I said I thought it did not belong to him—he said it did, and he would go and fetch him—he went away, and left the coat in my possession.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know him before? A. No, but am quite certain he is the man—I took notice of him—he was in the shop about ten minutes while I was serving another customer.

DENNIS DALEY . I live in Saffron-street, Saffron-hill. I know the prisoner—I did not give him this coat to pledge.

Cross-examined. Q. Had he been in your employment? A. Yes, for upwards of three years—he had been my apprentice—I parted with him, and refused to take him back, because I had been fobbed of 50l. or 60l. worth of property—he and I did not play at cards together—my children and him might have done so—I forbid him, and he said be would not be forbidden by me—I may have played at cards with him after my supper, and on a Sunday—I did not take him before a Magistrate—my son did.

SAMUEL DOYLE . I am a policeman. I apprehended the prisoner on the 16th of July—he said a man named Jones gave him the coat to pledge.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you sure he did not say Daley? A. No—he asked me what charge I had against him, and I told him—I took him in West-street from a gang of other thieves.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confided Three Months.

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