6th June 1821
Reference Numbert18210606-166
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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875. ROBERT LLOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , 13 s. 6 d. in monies numbered, from the person of Charles Lawson , his property .

CHARLES LAWSON . I belong to the second regiment of Tower Hamlets militia . On the 21st of May I called at a public-house in Whitechapel - I changed a sovereign and put the change (13 s. 6 d.) in my jacket pocket - I stood at the bar - the servant girl said I was robbed - I felt, and missed the 13 s. 6 d. - the prisoner was stopped immediately.

HARRIET NOLDING . I am servant at Mr. Gilbert's wine vaults. I saw the prisoner holding Lawson's jacket open, and with his left hand in his pocket - I drew it out, and called the waiter, who put him inside the bar - the officer found 13 s. 6 d. on him.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did they appear acquainted - A. No; he did it slyly.

MARY ANN GILBERT . I gave Lawson 13 s. 6 d., which he put in his pocket behind him. Soon after the girl took hold of the prisoner's arm, and 13 s. 6 d. was found in his breeches pocket, among which was a crown piece, which I knew I had given him, by a mark on it. The prisoner said it was his, and he worked for it.

RICHARD PLUNKETT . I am an officer. I was fetched, and found two shillings, a sixpence, and some halfpence, in his right-hand pocket; and in his other pocket, a crown piece, five shillings, and three sixpences - before I found it, Gilbert said she could swear to the crown piece by a black mark on the head.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Whipped and discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

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