17th September 1806
Reference Numbert18060917-53
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment > house of correction; Miscellaneous > fine

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460 ALICE BUNTING was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 2d. of July , three petticoats, value ten shillings, an umbrella, value six shillings, a coat, value seven shillings, a bonnet, value two shillings, and two gowns, value twenty shillings, the property of Eusebius Eady , in the dwelling-house of John Twyby .

ELIZABETH EADY sworn. I am the wife of Eusebius Eady. I live at No. 1, Portugal-street, in the Borough. In April last I lived at, No. 18, Shoreditch , at Mr. Twyby's house. The prisoner lived with me on the 22d of April On that day I went out at six o'clock to a day's work, I left the prisoner in my appartment; when I returned at nine o'clock at night I missed the articles in the indictment, the prisoner was out, the door locked, and the key put under the door.

Q. When was it after that, that you saw the prisoner again. - A. On the 2nd of July, I met her in Drury-lane, I took her to an acquaintance's house of my mother's; there I left her, and went and got a constable, then she acknowledged every thing.

EUSEBIUS EADY sworn. I am the husband of the last witness, I live at No. 99, East-Smithfield, she had eloped from me some time before April.

Q. Where does your wife live. - A. I really did not know, till I heard her now.

BENJAMIN MOXON sworn. I am shopman to Mr. Cordy, I produce a coat pledged at our shop for three shillings, in the name of Elizabeth Eady . I know nothing of the prisoner.

THOMAS NELSON sworn. I produce a gown pawned on the 22d of April, in the name of Elizabeth Eady . I do not know the prisoner.

FRANCIS COTTON sworn. I am a pawnbroker, I produce a petticoat pledged on the 22d of April, in the name of Elizabeth Eady . I cannot recollect the prisoner.

ROBERT M'KENZIE sworn. I produce a flannel petticoat pawned by Margaret Abbot , on the 30th of April, for one shilling.

MARGARET ABBOT sworn. Q. Look at that flannel petticoat. A. I pawned that at Mr. M'Kenzie's,

the prisoner asked me to pledge it for her for a shilling.

EDWARD TRINGHAM sworn. I am an officer; I produce the petticoat, the prisoner said she made it out of one of the gowns.

(The property identified by the prosecutrix.)

Prisoner's Defence. She lent them things to me to pawn them, I was to pay her when I got my quarters wages.

GUILTY , aged 20.

Of stealing to the value of thirty-nine shillings.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Sutton .

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