30th January 1843
Reference Numbert18430130-690
VerdictGuilty > unknown

Related Material

ActionsCite this text | Print-friendly version | Report an error
Navigation< Previous text (trial account) | Next text (trial account) >

690. JOHN FENTON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of Jan., 1 waistcoat, value 2s. 6d.; and 1 handkerchief, value 6d.; the goods of Henry Pew; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

HENRY PEW . I am potman at the Stag in Cumberland-street, Haymarket. I had a jacket on the 7th of Jan., with a white handkerchief in the pocket—it hung behind the kitchen-door—I missed it on the 7th, and I had seen it safe on the evening of the 6th—on the 12th I saw the prisoner in Gower-street with the handkerchief round his neck—I spoke to him about the waistcoat—he said he had not seen it—a policeman came tip, and I gave him in charge—this is my handkerchief that was in my waistcoat pocket.

THOMAS LOVELAND . I know the prisoner. On the Saturday afternoon, after these things were lost, I saw the prisoner in Whittlebury-street, Somers-town—he asked if I could sell the duplicate of a waistcoat for him—I had heard that Pew had lost his waistcoat, and he told me if I saw him I was to try and get it from him—I took the ticket to Pew—the prisoner did not give me any other duplicate—he is my uncle.

ROBERT DIXON . I live with Mr. Blackburn, a pawnbroker, in Somerstown. This waistcoat was pledged on the 7th of Jan., in the afternoon, by the prisoner—I am sure he is the person—this is the duplicate I gave him.

JOHN SEAGER (police-constable T 316.) I took the prisoner on suspicion of stealing a waistcoat and handkerchief—he said, "I meant to have brought it back, but could not raise the money to get it out"—this duplicate the prosecutor brought to me.

HENRY PEW re-examined. This is my waistcoat—Loveland gave me the duplicate.

WILLIAM BARNETT . I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark's office—(read)—the prisoner is the person.

GUILTY . Aged 24.— Confined Six Months.

View as XML