20th February 1822
Reference Numbert18220220-151
SentenceImprisonment; Corporal > whipping

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475. JAMES RUTTER was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of January , one hammock, value 1 s.; one jacket, value 1 s.; one coat, value 2 s.; one pair of trowsers, value 1 s., and one frock, value 1 s. , the goods of James Shannon .

JAMES SHANNON . I lodged in Robin Hood-lane, Poplar . The prisoner slept in the same bed. In January I went out at seven o'clock, leaving him in bed. I returned in about an hour, and missed him and my coat. About three weeks after, a man brought him to the house - he said he sold all but the coat, and that he pawned, and shewed us where.

LOWTHER JACKSON . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Limehouse. On the 17th of January the coat was pawned in the name of Eldridge.

JOSEPH COLTMAN . I took him in charge on the 28th of January. He said he took them, and pawned the coat in the name of Eldridge.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Three Months and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before W. Arabin, Esq.

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