JAMES TROWER, JOSEPH POWIS.
15th May 1848
Reference Numbert18480515-1250
VerdictsGuilty > pleaded guilty; Not Guilty > unknown
SentencesImprisonment

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1250. JAMES TROWER , stealing 1 cash-box and 1 pocket-book, value 11s.; and 9 sovereigns, and other moneys, the property of Gaynor Owen and another, his mistresses; in the dwelling-house of William Read; and JOSEPH POWIS feloniously receiving 14s. 6d., part of the same; to which.

TROWER pleaded GUILTY .

Aged 18.—Recommended to mercy.— Confined Six Months.

GAYNOR OWEN. I am a milliner, in partnership with my sister, and live in the house of William Read, in the parish of St. James' Westminster—Trower was errand-boy there. On Friday night, 21st April, I missed my cash-book with a bill of exchange for 76l., nine sovereigns, some half-sovereigns, some silver, and two old crowns in it—it was safe on the drawing-room table the night before—this is it(Produced)—the money has been found, expect a shilling or so.

ROBERT CHIGLEY (policeman.) I spoke to Tower, and then went into a value at Mr. Read's, and found a bill of exchange, a pocket-book, and two crowns—I took Powis, and told him that I wanted that money—he said "What money?"—I said, "The money Trower gave you"—he said, "He gave it to me to mind," and gave me 9l. 14s. 6d.

POWIS— NOT GUILTY.

Before Mr. Baron Alderson.


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