18th August 1873
Reference Numbert18730818-555
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty; Not Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Imprisonment > other institution

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555. ALICE SULLIVAN (17), and MARY ANN TRICKETT (16) , Stealing a pair of boot-trees, and other articles of William Davis.

SULLIVAN PLEADED GUILTY . MR. FRITH conducted the Prosecution.

CORNELIUS RYAN . I live at 11, Beckford Square, Old Street, St. Luke's, and am a carman—on the 25th July I was going with my cart to the Fulham Gas Works, and I met the two prisoners in King's Road, Chelsea—they asked me if I would give them a lift on the road, and I did so, and I brought them back—when they got down I went to the stable, and they told me they were going to the Victoria Theatre—when I came back I saw Trickett standing at the corner of Royal-street, and I asked her what she had done with her friend—we Walked down the street and she asked a man if he had seen a woman pass there with a light dress and black shawl on—he said "No,"—on going round the corner, she said to me "She has been thieving"—I said "I was not aware I was in the company of thieves, and I left her—while I was delivering my load at Fulham they left my van, and afterwards came beck—I noticed they had something when I first saw them, and I put it into the van—it was a pair of boot-trees—I had asked them to take their parcel out when I left them at Fulham—I found them in my van next morning.

ANN DAVIS . I am the wife of William Davis, of Chelsea—I missed a pair of boot-trees on 25th of July—these are my husband's.

ELIZABETH BALL . I live at 79, Capul Street, Chelsea—on Friday, the 25th July, I was sitting at work at my window, and I saw Trickett loitering about, and the other prisoner afterwards came out of a house with a bundle—they went off together.

CHARLES CARTWRIGHT (Policeman G 136). I assisted in taking die prisoners into custody, and I received several pawn tickets from the female searcher—she said two of the tickets were found on Trickett—I produce a bonnet and shawl—Sullivan was wearing this shawl, and Trickett this bonnet; they had exchanged.

WALTER SAMPSON . I am shopman to Mr. Amherst, of King's Road, Chelsea—I produce a pair of trowsers and a pair of boots, pawned at our shop on the 25th July, by Trickett.

WILLIAM CREIG . I am shopman to Mr. Smith, pawnbroker, of Fulham—I produce a pair of trowsers and shirt pawned on the 25th July—I recollect both the prisoners coming into the shop with the things, but I do not recollect who gave them to me.

Trickett's Defence. On the Friday night Sullivan asked me to have a drink of beer with her. She went down by Water Street, Chelsea, and told me she had a friend there. When she came back, she said the things she had belonged to a gay lady, and I pledged them for-her; she asked me to mind the tickets. The young chap had the same share as we had.


SULLIVAN— One Months' Imprisonment, and Four Years' in a Reformatory.

There was another indictment against Trickett, upon which no evidence was offered.

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