5th December 1810
Reference Numbert18101205-14
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s
SentenceImprisonment > house of correction; Miscellaneous > fine

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14. SAMUEL HARRIS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 13th of October , a coat, value 28 s. a pair of breeches, value 10 s. a pair of trowsers, value 2 s. 3 d. three pair of stockings, value 8 s. and two neck handkerchiefs, value 2 s. the property of Lawrence Norris , in the dwelling-house of Mary Paul .

LAWRENCE NORRIS . I live in Little Ormond-yard, in the parish of St. George the Martyr . On the 13th of October on my return home, my landlady informed me I was robbed; I missed all the articles mentioned in the indictment. In about six weeks afterwards, I saw the prisoner; he had my coat on his back; the prisoner had slept with me one night; the rest of my things I have never found.

JAMES HANCOCK . I am an officer of Hatton Garden; the prisoner was brought to the office. I took this coat from the prisoner's back.

Prosecutor. It is my coat; I value it at one pound.

Prisoner's Defence. I would not wish to give this honourable court any further trouble. I am guilty of taking the coat and nothing else.

GUILTY, aged 60,

Of stealing to the value of Ten Shillings only .

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined 1 s.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

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