15th August 1853
Reference Numbert18530815-889
VerdictNot Guilty > unknown

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889. JEAN LE GRAND , feloniously being at large in this country before the expiration of the period for which be had been ordered to be transported.

MESSRS. BODKIN and POLAND conducted the Prosecution.

SAMUEL JARMAN . I produce a certificate of the conviction and order of transportation, which I obtained from Mr. Clark's office—(read: Jean Le Grand, convicted June, 1846, of stealing from the person; transported for ten years)—this is Mr. Clark's writing.

PATRICK CURTIN . I am a night watchman, at Madame Tussaud's Exhibition; I was formerly in the police. In 1846, I had the prisoner in custody; I was present at his trial; he was convicted, and sentenced to ten years' transportation—he is the person mentioned in the certificate.

Cross-examined by MR. ROBINSON. Q. Were you present at his trial? A. Yes, and heard him sentenced; I did not know him before he was taken into custody, and I have never seen him since until this charge—I was not taken to the prison to see him—I had a notice to go and see if I could identify him—I took him into custody at Charing-cross, and took him from there to Gardener's-lane; he was taken from there to Bow-street, and remanded for three days—I was present at Bow-street—I can recollect whether I saw him again at the end of the three days, it is so long ago—I swear positively that he is the man; Maria Gurney was the prosecutrix against him—I do not know where she is, I have never seen her since.

MR. BODKIN. Q. What was the offence for which you took him? A. For robbing Maria Gurney in an omnibus of a purse and some silver—I told him what I took him for; I accompanied him to the station-house where the charge was taken; I was there with him about a quarter of an hour, and then took him to Bow-street—I was examined against him—I should say he was under my notice about an hour on that occasion—he was then remanded, for me to find out his address; I saw him again on the remand, he was under my notice then about a quarter of an hour—he was then remanded again—I attended again on that occasion, when he was committed—I have not the slightest doubt the prisoner is the man.

JAMES PECK (City policeman, 301). I took the prisoner into custody on 24th June last, in New Bridge-street, Blackfriars, on a charge of uttering a counterfeit shilling—he gave the name of John Bourmont.

Cross-examined, Q. Did you go to his house? A. I did; I did not take possession of everything I found there—I did not go in.

COURT. Q. How did you know that it was his house you went to? A. I went to the address he gave, "No. 8, Milford-lane."


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