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<interp inst="t18070218-6-off30" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> feloniously stealing on the
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18070218-6-off30 t18070218-6-cd31"/>, two silver watches, value 6 l. a gilt medal, value 2 s. a gold seal, value 10 s. a gold key, value 10 s. and a metal chain, value 10 d. the property of
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<persName id="t18070218-6-person156"> WILLIAM EUSTACE
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<interp inst="t18070218-6-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live in
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18070218-6-victim155 t18070218-6-viclabel33"/>; the prisoner at the bar lodged in my house five weeks; he left my house on the 4th of January at three o'clock in the afternoon, he told me he was going as far as Hackney; he never came to my house afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. How long was it before you saw him again. - A. On the 17th of January.</p>
<p>Q. When did you miss any property. - A. On the day he went, about three quarters of an hour afterwards, I missed two watches and a medal, they were in a looking glass case drawer in my bed room. At the time when the prisoner went out I was at my dinner, he borrowed eighteen pence of me, he said he was going to see some friends. I went up stairs to put on my great coat, and I went to the drawer to get my watch to put in my pocket; I missed it then, it was gone; I saw it in the drawer at eight o'clock in the morning.</p>
<persName id="t18070218-6-person157"> SAMUEL SIKES
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<interp inst="t18070218-6-person157" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at Brentford, I am a victualler. The prisoner came to my house on the 10th of January, between five and six o'clock at night; he was in my tap room offering a watch to sell, I bought it of him, I gave him two guineas for it; I gave the watch to the constable on the 17th of January.</p>
<persName id="t18070218-6-person158"> SUSANNAH POTTER
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<interp inst="t18070218-6-person158" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live at Brentford. About two months ago the prisoner come to my house, and asked for a lodging; he lodged at my house one night, he took a watch out of his pocket, and said he had broke the glass, he asked me to hang it up till the morning; I hung it up. He went away without asking for the watch. I gave the watch to the constable.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner was the man. - A. Yes.</p>
<persName id="t18070218-6-person159"> JAMES MERCHANT
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<interp inst="t18070218-6-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a constable, I apprehended the prisoner on the 16th of January at the Waterman's Arms, Isleworth. I sent a letter to Mr.
<persName id="t18070218-6-person160">Eustace</persName> that night, he came down the next day. We found the medal in the prisoner's stocking; he owned to where the watches were. They were delivered to me by Potter and Sikes.</p>
<p>(The property produced and identified.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. He told me that if I would tell him where the property was, he would pay the expences, and freely forgive me, and let me go about my business.</p>
<p>GUILTY, aged 31.</p>
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<interp inst="t18070218-6-verdict34" type="verdictSubcategory" value="theftunder40s"/> stealing to the value of thirty-nine shillings </rs>.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1></div0>

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