20th October 1831
Reference Numbert18311020-44

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1999. ROBERT CALEY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August , 8 half-crowns, 20 shillings, and 20 sixpences , the monies of Jeremiah Woollard , his master.

JANE WOOLLARD . I am the wife of Jeremiah Woollard ; he keeps the Duke of Clarence public-house , North-street, Lisson-grove - the prisoner had been six months in his service, as pot-boy . On the evening of the 5th of August he asked me for 2l. 10s. in silver, to take to Mrs. Kendall, a laundress, to give her women change; I delivered him 2l. 10s. in silver - there were half-crowns, shillings, and sixpences; he was to have brought me two sovereigns and a half, but he never came back.

ANN KENDALL . I live in North-street, opposite the prosecutor. I am in the habit of having change at their house; I employ several women as laundresses - I did not desire the prisoner on the night in question to get me any silver, to my recollection; he did not bring me any, nor did I give him any gold.

MICHAEL CANNON . I am a Police-officer. I took the prisoner on the 5th of October - I said he was my prisoner; he said he knew he was, and he knew what it was for.

Prisoner's Defence. When the officer came to me, he asked if I did not live with Mr. Woollard - I said Yes; he asked what I took from him - I said Nothing; he said,"I believe you did," and I must take you into custody -I said, "Very well;" Mrs. Woollard had often threatened that she would send me over the water - I owed her a few shillings, and I was afraid she would give me in charge; I left her - I did ask for this money, but not in any name.

MRS. WOOLLARD. He did ask for it for Mrs. Kendall- it was a regular rule to take her women's beer at six o'clock, and at that time he asked me for 2l. 10s. for her to pay her women; I gave it him - he came back, and said she was very busy, and would send the gold by her little girl.

GUILTY . Aged 21. - Confined Six Months .

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