8th June 1863
Reference Numbert18630608-787
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Imprisonment

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787. ANNIE WILLIAMS (40), and WILLIAM STEPHENS (47), were indicted for a like offence, to which Williams

PLEADED GUILTY Confined Eight Months. MESSRS. CRAUFURD and ROWDEN conducted the Prosecution.

JOHN KEMPSTER , I am barman at the Rising Sun, Euston-road—on Tuesday evening, 12th May, about a quarter past 9, the prisoners came in together—Williams asked for three—halfpenny worth of rum and half a pint of beer, which came to 2 1/2 d.—she threw down a shilling, which I put into the till and gave her the change—they had two mugs, and each drank some—Williams then asked for two pennyworth of brandy in a bottle, and paid with another shilling, which I jinked on the counter—it was bad, and the barman told me to break it—I gave it to Turner, the barman, who broke it—I afterwards looked at the first shilling; it was bad, and I gave it to Turner—these are the pieces (produced).

THOMAS TURNHAM . I am barman at the Rising Sun—on 12th May I was serving a customer, and my attention was called by Kempster jinking a shilling—I did not like the sound of it, and told him to break it—he handed it to me, and I broke it—he said in the prisoner's presence, "I have just taken another from them"—he gave it to me—I broke it, and told the prisoners that the shillings were both bad—they made no reply—they asked for two pennyworth of brandy in a bottle, but the shilling being found to be counterfeit, it was taken back.

ALFRED COOPER (Policeman, S 179). On the morning of 12th May, about a quarter past 9, I saw the prisoners outside the Rising Sun—they were given in my custody on this charge—Williams said, "I was not aware they were bad"—I received these four half shillings from Turner—I searched

Stephens at the station, and found two shillings, four sixpences, 1s. and 3 1/2 d. in copper; and on "Williams, one shilling, eight sixpences, and 13 1/2 d. in copper, all good—Williams gave his address, 14, William-street, Hampstead-road, and Stephens, 19, Johnson-street, Tottenham-court-road—I went there, but did not find that they lived there.

WILLIAM WEBSTER .—These shillings are bad, and from the same mould.

Stephens Defence. I was not aware the money was bad.

GUILTY **.— Confined Eighteen Months.

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