17th February 1813
Reference Numbert18130217-13
SentenceNo Punishment > sentence respited

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249. ISAAC JONES was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 26th of January , a three-shilling bank token, an eighteen-penny bank token, a shilling, and a sixpence, the property of Mary Coombs , spinster , from her person .

MARY COOMBS . I am a single woman. I sell fish. On the 26th of January, I was at Billingsgate . I had just done buying my fish. I was going to call a porter. A woman said that the boy had picked my pocket. I went after him, and told him that he had picked my pocket. He said he had not. He said if I would let him go he would return it me. He put his hand into my pocket I had before me. I took the money out of his hand; a three shilling token, an eighteen-penny token, a shilling, and a sixpence. This was about nine o'clock in the morning. This is the money; I have no doubt it is mine.

MICHAEL HEARN . I am clerk of the market. I saw the woman and the boy. I took him in custody.

Prisoner's Defence. I stood seeing the sprats come up, and thinking no harm. A man took me in custody.

GUILTY, aged 13.

Judgment respited .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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