11th June 1829
Reference Numbert18290611-15
VerdictNot Guilty

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1014. JOHN BURN and JAMES KENNEDY were indicted for stealing, on the 11th May , 56lbs. weight of lead, value 8s. , the goods of Thomas Gildaurie .

JOHN GILDAURIE . I gave orders to Roberts, on the 11th of May, to take down a shop-front in Robert-street , and bring away the materials.

JOHN ROBERTS. I was employed to take down the shopfront, and set Burn about it; Kennedy had worked for me the week before, and was waiting to be put on again - there was some lead to be taken down, they were to take it to Mr. Gildaurie's, in Mount-street, St. Giles'; I saw it taken down, but do not know where it was taken - I cannot tell what day it was.

WILLIAM CORNER. I work for the prosecutor in Mount-row. Kennedy brought about 50lbs. of lead there, and Burn came about the same time - they afterwards came back together, and Burn said to Kennedy, "You have made a mistake about this lead;" he put it on Burn's shoulder, and they went away.

WILLIAM LEADBURY . I received charge of the prisoner; I have made every inquiry for the lead, but it cannot be found.


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