30th October 1805
Reference Numbert18051030-69
SentenceImprisonment > newgate; Miscellaneous > fine

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727. ESTHER-JANE JENNER was indicted for that she, on the 12th of October , did falsely pretend to Elizabeth, the wife of William Evans , that she was then sent to her by Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Richardson , for a five-glass cruet-stand, compleat, value 1 l. 2 s. by means of which false presence she did then and there obtain a cruet-stand, containing five glasses .

ELIZABETH EVANS sworn. - Q. What is your husband? - A. A glass and china man, No. 73, Newgate-street: The prisoner at the bar came to me on Saturday, the 12th of October, saying she came from Mrs. Richardson, in Fenchurch-street, with her compliments, and she would be glad it I would let her have a wire-plated cruet-stand with glasses, compleat; I accordingly delivered her a frame of that description.

Q. Did you know Mrs. Richardson before? - A. Yes, she frequently has things at our house; she keeps a shop in the same way; I never saw the prisoner before.

ELIZABETH RICHARDSON sworn. - My husband's name is Samuel Richardson .

Q. Do you know Mrs. Evans? - A. Yes.

Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar? - A. Yes; she did live with me about three years ago as a servant.

Q. On the 12th of October did you send her to Mrs. Evans's shop? - A. No; I had not seen her from the time she left me till she was apprehended.

Q. When was she apprehended? - A. On the 23d of October; the first place that I saw her was in Lincoln's Inn-fields; she was in a coach, where she had been on a similar errand.

FREDERICK AUSTIN sworn. - I am a pawnbroker, No. 135, High Holborn; I produce a set of castors, which the prisoner at the bar brought to our house on the 12th of October, and borrowed the sum of ten shillings on them; she pledged them in the name of Mary Smith , Coal-yard.

Prisoner's defence. It was not me that pawned them with that gentleman.

(The property produced and identified by the prosecutrix.

GUILTY , aged 19.

Confined one month in Newgate , and fined 1 s.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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