GEORGE ATKINSON.
21st April 1784
Reference Numbert17840421-74
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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449. GEORGE ATKINSON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 3d of March , one cloth coat, value 5 s. one black silk waistcoat, value 2 s. one stuff waistcoat, value 1 s. four pair of breeches, value 2 s. four shirts, value 2 s. one pair of shoes, value 3 s. one pair of stockings, value 1 s. two handkerchiefs, value 1 s. one printed book, value 6 d. the property of William Smith .

WILLIAM SMITH sworn.

I only prove my property, which was up stairs in the garret where I laid, in the house of Mr. Cook, No. 40, Shoe-lane ; I do not know the prisoner; I was at home at the same time, I work backwards.

SUSANNAH WATKINS sworn.

I saw the prisoner come down stairs with the bundle under his right arm, and a little stick under his arm; my master asked him who he wanted; he said he wanted one Mrs. Johnson, he had a bundle of linen shirts to wash, and other things; he was stopped with the bundle, and it contained the things mentioned in the indictment; the things were put into my master's and mistress's care.

MARY COOK sworn.

Between four and five the prisoner came down from the garret; the first time I saw him, he was knocking at the one pair of stairs door, pretending to want one Mrs. Johnson; there was somebody coming up stairs, and I stopped him, and found the things mentioned in the indictment; they have been in my husband's and my possession ever since.

Joshua Cook produced the things, which were deposed to.

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the second London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.


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