Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
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922. MARGARET M'KENNEL was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 25th of July , a counterpane, value 5 s. a blanket, value 2 s. and a sheet, value 7 s. the property of Elizabeth Jewster , in a lodging-room .
ELIZABETH JEWSTER . I let the lodgings to the prisoner; she was to give six shillings a-week; it was furnished with a bed and bedding, and every thing for her use. I let it to her about ten weeks before the things were missing. I missed a counterpane, blanket, and a sheet. I asked the prisoner where they were; she said they were gone to wash.
Q. Did the prisoner ever leave her lodging - A. No.
JOHN GEORGE . I am an apprentice to Mr. Cording, 163, Ratcliffe-highway. I produce a sheet and a blanket pledged by a woman; the woman came to the office. The prisoner acknowledged that she sent her with it, and the woman was discharged.
Prosecutrix. It is my sheet and blanket.
Prisoner's Defence. It was distress that made me do it.
GUILTY , aged 36.
Transported for Seven Years .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dampier.