WILLIAM COLLINS.
12th January 1820
Reference Numbert18200112-74
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine

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283. WILLIAM COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of December , one ham, value 16 s. , the goods of Robert Marriott .

ROBERT MARRIOTT . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Wilson-street, Finsbury . On the 18th of December, about four o'clock, a person asked me if I had lost a ham? I looked, and it was gone from the door. I went out, and saw the prisoner running with it under his arm. When I got within a few yards of him he threw it down. I secured him without losing sight of him. A stranger picked the ham up.

JAMES HOLLAND . I am a carter. I saw the prisoner take the ham, and told the prosecutor.

JOSEPH WALTERS . I took the prisoner in charge. He pleaded distress. I went to his lodgings, which had the appearance of great distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I have six children, and was in great distress.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.


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