23rd October 1828
Reference Numbert18281023-246
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceImprisonment; Imprisonment

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2179. BENJAMIN THORNEYGOLD and CHARLOTTE MONK were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of October , 2 sheets, value 5s.; 2 pillow cases, value 1s., and 1 counterpane, value 6s. , the goods of William Welch .

CAROLINE WELCH . I am the wife of William Welch, a shoemaker , of Laystall-street . The prisoners took a furnished room at our house on the 11th of October; they passed as man and wife - these things were let with the room; they were out on the 17th - I got into their room, and missed these articles; they returned at night, and I gave them in charge; before the constable came the man ran away - I called out Stop thief! and he was brought back.

WILLIAM WELCH. I charged the prisoners with stealing my property; the woman acknowledged it, and gave me three duplicates; I asked where the rest of the property was; she would not own to that.

DANIEL PARKER . I stopped the man who was running.

JOHN ADAMAN . The female prisoner pawned this sheet and pillow-case with me on the 16th of October.

GEORGE UNDERWOOD . I have a counterpane pawned on the 16th of October.

ANDREW LLOYD . I am a constable, and took the prisoners in charge; the man said if they would forgive him he would return the things next morning - and he told the Magistrate it was done through distress.

The prisoners pleaded distress.


Confined Six Months .

MONK - GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined One Month .

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