10th June 1844
Reference Numbert18440610-1556
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceTransportation; Imprisonment

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1556. JOHN HEARLEY and WILLIAM GINIVAN were indicted for stealing 2lbs. 14ozs. weight of soap, value 1s. 2d., the goods of John Oulds, and that Hearley had been before convicted of felony.

JOHN EAMES . I manage the business of John Oulds, oilman, Tottenham Court-road. On the 20th of May, about ten o'clock at night, I was behind the counter, and saw the prisoners come to the door—they each tried to take some soap from within the shop—Hearley took some, and they walked away—I ran out, calling "Stopthief!"—they ran away together up Tavistock-street—I saw Hearley with the soap—a gentleman stopped him and I stopped Ginivan, and gave them in charge.

EVERARD PARKINS (policeman.) I heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I found this soap in an area—I took Hearley to the station-house.

THOMAS CALE (policeman.) I picked up this piece of soap in Tavistock-street—the prisoners had run in that direction.

GEORGE ROBERTS (policeman.) I produce a certificate of Hearley's former conviction, and know him to be the boy—(read.)

HEARLEY— GUILTY . Aged 17.— Transported for Seven Years.

GINIVAN— GUILTY . Aged 17.— Confined Two Months.

Before Mr. Baron Gurney.

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