8th April 1812
Reference Numbert18120408-96
VerdictsGuilty; Not Guilty
SentencesMiscellaneous > fine

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407. JOHN HANSDALE was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 3d of March , two shirts, value 6 s. two pair of stockings, value 3 s. one pair of stockings, value 1 s. and a cap, value 3 d. the property of James Shuttleworth ; and ELIZABETH CLARK for feloniously receiving the said goods, she knowing them to have been stolen .

JAMES SHUTTLEWORTH . I am an apprentice to Mr. Brown and Hayes, watchmakers, 27, Upper North Place, Grays Inn Lane.

Q. What is the prisoner - A. He is housekeeper to my father, my father lives in Red Lion Yard, Warne Street , my father is a coach master. I lost this shirt and handkerchief on Tuesday morning the 3d of March. I took my things home to my mother to wash, and put them behind the door that parted the house from all the people that lived in the yard, and when my sister went to look for them they were gone. John Hensdale did not come to work the next morning, suspicion fell on him.

MARIA SHUTTLEWORTH . I saw the prisoner go by the door and stoop down.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in custody on the 4th of March, he denied having any knowledge of these things. I searched his lodgings, he cohabited with Clark. I found part of the things at Mr. Armstrong's pawnbroker. Clark sent me a handkerchief and a pair of stockings the next day by her little girl, Clark said Hensdale brought them to her, she had made a present of them to her brother, she would get them again.

MR. ARMSTRONG. I produce two shirts pawned in the name of Clark, for two shillings, on the 3d of March.


Fined 1 s. and discharged.


Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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