<!-- © 2003-2008 Old Bailey Proceedings Online -->
<div0 id="18140216" type="sessionsPaper" fragment="yes">
<div1 type="trialAccount" id="t18140216-66">
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181402160038"/>
<xptr type="preceedingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t18140216-65"/>
<xptr type="followingDiv" divtype="trialAccount" id="t18140216-67"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66" type="collection" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66" type="year" value="1814"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18140216"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66" type="date" value="18140216"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18140216-66-off362-c518" targOrder="Y" targets="t18140216-66-defend656 t18140216-66-off362 t18140216-66-verdict367"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18140216-66-off364-c521" targOrder="Y" targets="t18140216-66-defend660 t18140216-66-off364 t18140216-66-verdict369"/>
<persName id="t18140216-66-defend656" type="defendantName"> GEORGE SMITH
<interp inst="t18140216-66-defend656" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-defend656" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-defend656" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-defend656" type="age" value="11"/> </persName> was indicted for
<rs id="t18140216-66-off362" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18140216-66-off362" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-off362" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18140216-66-victim657" type="victimName"> Alexander Jardine,
<interp inst="t18140216-66-victim657" type="surname" value="Jardine"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-victim657" type="given" value="Alexander"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-victim657" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> about the hour of nine in the night of the
<rs id="t18140216-66-cd363" type="crimeDate">9th, February</rs>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18140216-66-off362 t18140216-66-cd363"/>
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18140216-66-off364 t18140216-66-cd363"/>, and stealing therein, a pair of shoes, value 10 s. </rs> the property of
<persName id="t18140216-66-person658"> Alexander Jardine
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person658" type="surname" value="Jardine"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person658" type="given" value="Alexander"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person658" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ; and
<persName id="t18140216-66-defend660" type="defendantName"> ELIZABETH WAYTE
<interp inst="t18140216-66-defend660" type="surname" value="WAYTE"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-defend660" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-defend660" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , for
<rs id="t18140216-66-off364" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18140216-66-off364" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-off364" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/> feloniously receiving on the same day the same goods, she knowing them to be stolen </rs>.</p>
<persName id="t18140216-66-person661"> ALEXANDER JARDINE
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person661" type="surname" value="JARDINE"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person661" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person661" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a
<rs id="t18140216-66-viclabel365" type="occupation">shoemaker</rs>
<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18140216-66-victim657 t18140216-66-viclabel365"/>; I live at
<placeName id="t18140216-66-crimeloc366">63, Sun-street, Bishopsgate-street</placeName>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-crimeloc366" type="placeName" value="63, Sun-street, Bishopsgate-street"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-crimeloc366" type="type" value="crimeLocation"/>
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18140216-66-off362 t18140216-66-crimeloc366"/>
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18140216-66-off364 t18140216-66-crimeloc366"/>. I rent the whole house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you lose a pair of shoes any time - A. Yes, on the 9th of February, about nine in the evening; at that time I was in the act of serving a customer; I heard the window make a great crash. I went to the door, and saw the people had gathered round the window that had been broken.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the window was whole before that - A. There was a bit broken out at the bottom; it would admit a finger. The window was whole otherwise than that.</p>
<p>Q. Was the hole large enough to draw a pair of shoes through - A. No, it was not.</p>
<p>Q. How lately before had you observed it - A. I was before it almost all the evening. We examined the shoes immediately, and found some shoes were gone from the window.</p>
<p>Q. Before you heard this crush was there any shoes near enough that by breaking that pane of glass any person might draw them out - A. Oh, yes. There was one pair taken away, and the second pair I found on the pavement opposite of where the glass was broken.</p>
<p>Q. Then one pair had been carried away, and the other pair had dropped on the pavement - A. Yes, close under the window.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see any person near when you came out - A. I did not see them that did it.</p>
<p>Q. Did you recover your shoes again - A. Yes, the next morning, between nine and ten o'clock.
<persName id="t18140216-66-person662"> Elizabeth Wayte
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person662" type="surname" value="Wayte"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person662" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person662" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought them to my shop. The boy was in custody then. I went to
<persName id="t18140216-66-person663"> Elizabeth Wayte
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person663" type="surname" value="Wayte"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person663" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person663" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's house the same morning. I saw her. It is a house where they buy old iron and rags. I asked her if she knew any thing of a pair of shoes she bought last night. She seemed confused, and desired me to come in. She acknowledged she had done wrong, and begged me to excuse her. I told her I did not know it was in my power to do so; the boy was in custody. In about half an hour after that she brought me the shoes.</p>
<p>Q. Your house is in Sun-street, in the city of London - A. Yes.
<persName id="t18140216-66-person664"> Elizabeth Wayte
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person664" type="surname" value="Wayte"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person664" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person664" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's house is in Holywell-street, Shoreditch; that is in the county of Middlesex.</p>
<persName id="t18140216-66-person665"> JOHN SALMON
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person665" type="surname" value="SALMON"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person665" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person665" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a servant to Mr. Jardine. I went to look after those that had done the depredation; I met the prisoner,
<persName id="t18140216-66-person666"> George Smith
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person666" type="surname" value="Smith"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person666" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-person666" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , in Half-moon-street, about a quarter of a mile from our house. I asked him whether he had got the shoes; I told him he had better tell me who had got them. He took me to Mrs. Wayte's shop; I told Mrs. Wayte the boy said he sold the shoes there for two shillings; she denied it. The boy said to her, you did, and I brought you a loin of pork to sell, you would not give me my price for it. I went away. She said she had not bought the shoes; the boy said she had.</p>
<p>SMITH, GUILTY, aged 11.</p>
<p>Of stealing, but not of breaking and entering the dwelling-house.</p>
<rs id="t18140216-66-verdict367" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18140216-66-verdict367" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-verdict367" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/> Judgment respited </rs>
<rs id="t18140216-66-punish368" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18140216-66-punish368" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18140216-66-punish368" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t18140216-66-defend656 t18140216-66-punish368"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="t18140216-66-defend660 t18140216-66-punish368"/> </rs>.</p>
<rs id="t18140216-66-verdict369" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18140216-66-verdict369" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/> NOT GUILTY </rs>.</p>
<p>London jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.</p> </div1></div0>

View as Text