22nd August 1842
Reference Numbert18420822-2434
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown

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2434. MARY BROWN and BRIDGET WOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August, 1 shilling, 2 sixpences, and 1 halfpenny, the monies of Samuel Dudley, from his person; and that Wood had been before convicted of felony.

SAMUEL DUDLEY . I am a shoemaker, and live in Griffin-street, Shadwell. I was drinking at the White Hart, on the evening of the 15th of August—I went there again the next morning—I drank part of a pint of beer—I could not be sure of the prisoners, but I believe I saw them at the White Hart that morning—I had my money when I went in the morning, and I afterwards missed it. Wood. Q. Did you see me touch you? A. I cannot say you did.

THOMAS GRIFFIN . I am barman at the White Hart. I saw the prosecutor come to the house about a quarter past five o'clock, on the morning of the 16th of August—the two prisoners had been there half-an hour before, and they were there when he care—he had another person with him—he called for a pint of ale, and paid for it—either he or his friend gave a glass of ale to the prisoners—the prosecutor then sat down, Brown sat next to him, and Wood next to Brown—I saw Brown put one of her hands into his right hand pocket, and she placed her other arm round his neck—she took something out of his pocket, but I could not see what—she then nudged Wood, who put her hand under her apron—Brown put her hand behind her, and passed something to her—the prisoners then went out—my master followed, and they were taken.

GEORGE BARRITT . I am a policeman. I was called on the morning of the 16th—the landlord of the White Hart pointed out the prisoners to me—I found one shilling, two sixpences, and one halfpenny in Wood's hand.

Brown's Defence. I met Wood; I had 2s. 4 1/2 d. I gave her 2s. 1/2 d., and a duplicate to go and get a pair of shoes, which were pawned for Is., and a bed gown pawned for 8d.—the prosecutor then said he was robbed of 8s.—I said all I had was 2s. 4 1/2 d.—Wood went to get the things, and the officer took her.

Wood's Defence. Brown gave me the 2s. 1/2 d. to go and get the things; as I was going across the road, the gentleman said, "Here is an officer for you, "and he gave me in charge.

JOHN MARTIN (police-constable R 219.) I produce a certificate of Wood's former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office—(read)—she is the person.

BROWN— GUILTY . Aged 28.

WOOD— GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Twelve Months.

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