4th December 1799
Reference Numbert17991204-39
SentencesDeath; Transportation

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39. JOHN WORRALL and SUSANNAH GREEN were indicted, the first for feloniously stealing, on the 2d of December , seventy-seven prints, value 17l. thirty prints, value 30s. half a quire of paper, value 3d. five prints in gilt frames, value 2s. a glazier's diamond, value 10s. and various other articles, the property of Samuel-William Fores , in his dwelling-house ; and the other for receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen .

SAMUEL- WILLIAM FORES sworn. - The latter end of August, I employed the prisoner to paint my house; I live in Piccadilly ; I missed some things; I went to his lodgings, and found he had absconded; I traced him last Monday to his lodgings in Cumberland-street, Shoreditch; I found the two prisoners in the room, and all the articles in the indictment, except the diamond, and six small prints in frames, which were in pledge; he immediately acknowledged he had taken them, and hoped I would forgive him; he never attempted to deny it: I found the diamond and the six prints at the pawnbroker's.

Prisoner. You lent me the diamond.

Fores. I did, to cut a piece of glass in my shop; not to take it away.

GEORGE HALES sworn. - On the 9th of November I took in a diamond of the prisoner Green; I lent her five shillings upon it; (produces it.)

Fores. This is my diamond.

JAMES DEWER sworn. - (Produces six prints.)

I took them in of the prisoner Green, on the 10th of October.

Fores. I verily believe them to he mine.

MARY YOUNG sworn. - (Produces three prints.) I bought these three prints of the prisoner Green; she brought a respectable housekeeper with her; I gave her nine shillings for them.

Fores. The prints are mine; but not the frames or glasses.

PETER MASON sworn. - I am a constable;(produces a quantity of prints;) I found them at the prisoner's lodgings, No. 21. Cumberland-street.(They were deposed to by Mr. Fores.)

ELIZABETH BLACK sworn. - Mrs. Green asked me to put some prints into my room, and when I heard that they were stole, she said, if you think they are stole, take them down, for God's sake; I said no, they should remain up to be seen.

Worrall's defence. I took some of the caricatures, they were lying in a garret; I did not think them of any value.

Green's defence. I did not know that they were stole.

Worrall, GUILTY Death . (Aged 35.)

Green, GUILTY. (Aged 41.)

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.

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