JOHN FLETCHER, MARY MARSHALL.
15th January 1829
Reference Numbert18290115-136
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation

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401. JOHN FLETCHER & MARY MARSHALL were again indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , 2 tea-spoons, value 5s.; 2 quilts, value 3s. 6d., and 1 pillow, value 2s. , the goods of William Kemsley .

MARY KEMSLEY . I am the wife of William Kemsley - he lives in Union-street, Hackney-road . The prisoners took a room of me at 5s. per week - they staid but two nights, and then went away; they lived together as man and wife - they locked their door, and took the key; I got a smith to open the door, and then missed the articles, this was on the 19th of December, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning.

MARY DAVIS . The prisoners came to lodge with me on the 19th of December - I went into their room that day, and found fourteen duplicates, two of which relate to this property.

SARAH WILLIAMS . I live in Wood-street, Spitalfields, and am a pawnbroker. I have a quilt pawned with me on the 19th of December, by a woman; I could not swear to Marshall's person, but I believe she is the person - this is the duplicate I gave.

MARTIN SUTTON . I am a pawnbroker. I have two spoons pawned with me on the 19th, by the female prisoner.

THOMAS MILLAR . I am a pawnbroker. I have a pillow and some patch-work belonging to Mrs. Kemsley, pawned by Marshall.(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARSHALL'S Defence. I took the key of the room, with the intention of returning in a few days.

MARSHALL - GUILTY . Aged 26.

FLETCHER - GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years - Marshall's sentence to commence from the expiration of the former term .


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