Offence: Theft > burglary
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422. ALEXANDER FRAZER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Clift , about eight o'clock in the night of the 17th of March , at St. Andrew, Holborn, with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one toast-rack, value 2 s., and two silver spoons, value 6 s., his property .
SARAH CLIFT . I was in the back parlour about ten minutes before this happened - I went for the purpose of seeing that the window was closed, and left it closed - I put these things on the side-board myself. The prisoner was a stranger.
SARAH LYNCH . I am the prosecutor's servant. I had shut the back parlour window in the morning, and saw these things there about eleven o'clock, on the side-board. On hearing the alarm I went into the room, and went to the window which was open; the spoons and toast-rack laid on the ground inside, close by the window - I gave them to the officer. I am the only servant - I had not thrown them there.
MR. CLIFT re-examined. My wife and servant were the only persons in the house.
RICHARD HATTON. I am a constable. I received the prisoner and property in charge.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about the lanthorn.
GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 11.
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.