16th September 1807
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663. ANN BEAUMONT was again indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of August , a frock, value, 1 s. 6 d. the property of John Pennell .

ELIZABETH PENNELL . My husband's name is John Pennell, he is a labourer at the India house, I live in Monmouth-street . On the 27th of August, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, I left the child at the door to play.

Q. What age is the child. - A.Three years old; I returned about four, the child was missing; I looked for it two hours; I was informed the child was stripped in Leicester fields, that the child was in the work house, and the woman in the watchhouse. I found my child at the office in Queen square, it had been stripped of its frock.

JOHN GREEN . I am a pawnbroker, servant

Corder, Green-street, Leicester square. On the 27th of August, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into the shop, she had a child at the bottom of the box, but I could only see its head; she offered this frock to pledge; I advanced her a shilling on it. Soon after this child was seen in our passage. it came out, I saw it at the window, I knew the child by the head, it was white; it was stripped of its frock. I got the child to be taken care of. Soon after I saw her at the window; I ran after her and took her against St. Martin's watchhouse; I secured her and sent for Goodenough, he took her to Qeen square; I was ordered to attend with the frock. The child was produced before the magistrate; the mother claimed it.

Q. You are quite sure that is the woman that pawned the frock. - A. Yes.

Q. And that is the child she had with her, so far as you can judge from appearance. - A. Yes.

The property produced and identified.

GUILTY aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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