18th February 1830
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598. MARY WEEKS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of February , 1 watch, value 7l., the goods of John Beaty , from his person .

JOHN BEATY . I am a carpenter . On the 1st of February, between twelve and half-past twelve o'clock in the morning, I fell in with the prisoner at the end of Tothill-street - I went home with her to the Almonry , and went to a room on the second-floor; I know I had my watch when I went into the room, as the chain was hanging out, and I had looked at my watch when the Abbey clock struck twelve - I am sure I had put it safe in my pocket again; I did not see any person in the room but the prisoner; I went to bed with her, but did not take off my trousers - she got out of bed, and went to the end of the room; she came back between me and the candle, took my watch, and gave it to a person that came past, and who went off with it; I suppose that person came from a cupboard - the prisoner staid in the room; I called out, and gave charge of her.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not take a light up stairs with me? A. No, you struck a light in the room.

JOHN DANGERFIELD . I am a Police-officer. I was on duty - the prosecutor gave charge of the prisoner; they were scuffling together - he appeared sober, and charged her with stealing his watch.

Prisoner. Q. Was I in the street? A. Yes, as much as twelve yards from the door.

Prisoner's Defence. I met this man talking to two others; he crossed, and asked where I was going - I said to No. 26, Almonry; he said, "Can I go with you?" I said there was a young woman lived with me, but she was not at home - I got a light, and took it up; we went into the room - he shut the door, and bolted it; he said, "Put out the light, and come to bed" - I said, "I beg your pardon, what are you going to give me?" he said, "I have only a few halfpence, but you need not be afraid to trust me till to-morrow" - I said, "That won't pay my rent;" I sat down on the bed, but would not go to bed.

GUILTY . Aged 24. - Transported for Life .

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