8th July 1850
Reference Numbert18500708-1282
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1282. ELLEN KEEFE , embezzling and stealing 1 tablecloth, and other articles, value 20s.; the goods of Philip William Saunders, her master.

JULIA COLEMAN . I am the wife of William Coleman, and the daughter of Philip William Saunders. On 11th June, about eleven o'clock, my mother gave directions to the prisoner, who was in her service, to go to King-street, St. James's, for Mrs. Clifton's dirty linen—she went, and never came back—these things (produced) belong to Mrs. Clifton, who my mother washes for.

JOSEPH GREACHER . I am a greengrocer. On 11th June, between one and two o'clock, the prisoner asked me to let her leave a basket of linen for a little while, as she had dropped her shawl in the street—she came back with another woman with a shawl, and took the basket away—about an hour afterwards she came and asked me to let her leave it again—I did so—she took some of the things away under her arm, and never returned—it was given up to the police.

BENJAMIN LOCKWOOD . I am a pawnbroker's assistant—I produce two shirts and a tablecloth pawned by a female, whom I do not recollect—the prisoner afterwards came to the shop with a policeman, and said I was the young man that took the things of her—she described them, and I went up and found them.

MARK LOOME (policeman B. 11) I received information, and took the prisoner at Woolwich—she took this handkerchief from her neck and said, "This is some of the property"—she said she had pledged the remainder, and had lost the ticket—she afterwards took me to the pawnbroker's—she said bad company drove her to it.

Prisoner's Defence. A young woman persuaded me to pledge them, and said she would get me the money in the evening: I saw her next day, and she said I had better get out of the way.

GUILTY . Aged 19.— Confined Three Months.

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