9th January 1799
Reference Numbert17990109-32
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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111. MARY GARNHAM was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 22d of December , six yards of cotton, value 12s. the property of William Hopps , privately in his shop .

GEORGE HOPPS sworn. - Mr. William Hopps, my uncle, keeps a linen-draper's shop in Cannon-street : On the 22d of December, between one and two o'clock, the prisoner came in, I shewed her several patterns, none of them suited her, she did not buy any thing, I began to put the goods away again; I turned round and saw her going out of the shop, with a print, partly concealed under her cloak; I took the print from her, and sent for an officer.

JAMES GRAY sworn. - I was in the back shop, when the prisoner came in.

Q. Did you see the prisoner take any thing? - A. No; not till she was going out; upon turning my head round, I saw the print hanging out.

Q. Was there any other person in the shop? - A. No.

JOHN RAPSON sworn. - I am an officer; I took charge of the prisoner, and Mr. Hopps delivered me this print, (producing it).

Hopps. This is my uncle's print.

Q. What is the value of it? - A. Twelve shillings; it cost rather more.

Prisoner's defence. I took the piece of cotton to the door to look at it.

Hopps. She said, none of the patterns suited her, and she was going out of the shop.

GUILTY Death . (Aged 31.)

The prisoner was recommended to mercy by the Jury.

Tried by the London Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.

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