9th September 1818
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1249. FRANCIS ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of July , two sheets, value 6s.; one bolster, value 6s.; one pillow, value 3s.; one rug, value 1s.; and one blanket, value 5s., the goods of John Francis , in a lodging-room; and one table-cloth, value 3s.; one apron, value 2s.; one shirt, value 2s., and one cap, value 2s. , his property.

JOHN FRANCIS. I live in East-street, Hoxton, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch . On the 8th of July, the prisoner and her husband lodged with me, in the back-room on the first floor, it was furnished. On the 28th, I saw the prisoner go out with a large bundle, between five and six o'clock in the morning, her husband did not sleep at home that night. I watched her into a public-house - I returned home and found her room door open, and missed the articles stated in the indictment. She returned in about two hours - I gave her in charge; the constable found the duplicates of the property on her.

GEORGE GOODLUCK . I am a constable. I took the

prisoner in charge, I found the duplicates of the property on her. She was intoxicated.

WILLIAM KNIGHT DURHAM . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Holywell-lane, Shoreditch. On the 28th of July, the prisoner pledged a blanket and pillow with me, for 3s. 6d.

WILLIAM POPE . On the 27th of July, the prisoner pledged an apron with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I told the prosecutor I had pledged them, and would make them good on Saturday.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined Three Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

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