31st October 1810
Reference Numbert18101031-17
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment > newgate

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789. ELIZABETH KINSEY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of October , two shirts, value 8 s. two pair of stockings, value 5 s. two pair of trowsers, value 1 l. 6 s. a pillow case, value 1 s. a pair of shoes, value 1 s. and four handkerchiefs, value 5 s. the property of Henry Williams .

HENRY WILLIAMS . I am a sailor . Last Thursday night I went to a public-house in Skinner-street , I had this property with me, I called for a glass of grog, I fell in with this woman, she was sitting singing there, I asked her to drink a glass of grog, and then I called for a pot of ale; I gave her part of that; I called for at her pot of ale, she and I after that went to the Robin Hood in the same street; I had a pint of ale in the tap-room; I clapped the bundle alongside of me; as soon as ever I had the pint of ale she took the bundle away from me, and in the course of ten minutes I missed her and the bundle.

Q. What were you about that ten minutes - A. I was talking to a man in the same box; as soon as I missed her and the bundle I went to the landlord, I asked him if he saw a woman with a bundle, he said he did, he knew the woman; the landlord sent for Mr. Sheppard, I gave him the description of the bundle, and in the course of an hour the constable returned with the bundle, he took me to the watchhouse, and there was the woman; I knew the woman, I am sure that is the woman.

Prisoner. There were a great many people in the tap-room, and a young woman was with me, and whether I took the bundle or the young woman I cannot say.

Q. to prosecutor. Was she tipsey - A. No. There was another young woman went out, I believe she had nothing to do with the bundle.

RICHARD GREEN . I am the landlord of the Robin Hood in Skinner-street . On this night week, about ten o'clock, I heard a scuffle at the bar. I saw the prisoner with a bundle under her arm, she went out of the house.

Q. Did you know her before - A. Yes, I am sure it it is the same woman.

SAMUEL SHEPPARD . On this night week I received information of the sailor being robbed. I apprehended the prisoner in a lodging-house in Spitalfields. I asked her if that bundle belonged to her, she said it did. I took the prisoner to the watchhouse, I took the sailor, he identified the prisoner, and said the bundle was his.

Q. Was she sober or drunk - A. I do not think she was perfectly sober, she knew what she was about; she went down on her knees and asked the sailor pardon in the watchhouse.

Prisoner's Defence. It is the first time of my being guilty of a crime, if I am brought into it now.

GUILTY , aged 23.

Fined 1 s. and Confined Fourteen Days in Newgate .

London jury, before Mr. Recorders.

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