12th January 1820
Reference Numbert18200112-7
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s

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215. SUSAN JENKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of December , one coat, value 4 l., the goods of William Adkins , in his dwelling-house .

MR. WILLIAM ADKINS . I am Governor of the House of Correction for the county of Middlesex . On the 14th of December, between three and four o'clock, I hung my greatcoat up in the passage, and missed it about ten o'clock next morning.

SAMUEL WRIGHT . I am a pawnbroker, and live on Mutton-hill. On the 14th of December, about seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner pledged the coat with me for 1 l.; she said she brought it from John Smith , No. 27, Hatton-garden. It is worth two guineas, or 2 l. 5 s. She came the next evening, and wanted 10 s. more on it. I had her detained, as Mr. Adkins had given information.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN CLARK . I am gatekeeper at the House of Correction. On the 14th of December, between six and seven

o'clock in the evening, the prisoner knocked at the gate, said she came from the Governor's brother, and had business with the Governor; I saw her go into the house, and come out with something under her arm. She had rolled it up, I only saw the silk, and did not suspect her. She went away.

JOHN READ . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner.

GUILTY. Aged 40.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

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