10th April 1834
Reference Numbert18340410-147
VerdictGuilty > theft under 100s

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664. WILLIAM WHAITE was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , 2 coats, value 42s.; 5 pair of trowsers, value 30s.; 5 waistcoats, value 20s.; 3 shirts, value 3s.; 3 handkerchiefs, value 1s. 6d.; 1 pair of boots, value 5s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 4s.; 1 telescope, value 1s.; 1 book, value 4s.; 1 razor, value 2s.; 1 penknife, value 1s.; 1 set of fire-irons, value 18d.; 1 brass footman, value 2s.; 1 pair of candlesticks, value 2s.; 1 pair of snuffers and tray, value 6d.; and 1 tea-kettle, value 3s., the goods of Richard Kibley , in his dwelling-house .

RICHARD KIBLEY. I live at No. 11, Little Queen-street, Edgeware-road , in the parish of St. Marylebone . The prisoner, his wife, and three children lodged with me for sixteen or eighteen months, and left on Sunday, the 30th of March, without notice - on going into my bed-room I missed the property stated in the indictment, which were worth about 5l. 6s. - some of them were left in his room, and others in my bed-room - I missed them all at one time - I missed two tea-spoons at the same time as the other things from the bed-room - I said before the magistrate that they were worth about 6l.

Prisoner. Some things he has mentioned were never in my room, which the inventory he gave me will prove. Witness. I gave him in his rent-book an inventory of the articles in the room - they were all included in the inventory - I rent the whole house.

GEORGE TURNER . I produce a pair of sugar-tongs and two tea-spoons - I am servant to John Thomas Bartram, pawnbroker, No. 26, Princess-street, Soho - I do not know who pawned them - it was a man.

JOHN EDWARD NEEDS . I live with Chaffers and Mills, pawnbrokers, Greek-street, Soho. I produce a coat, waistcoat, and trowsers pawned by the prisoner on the 31st of March - I have a waistcoat, another pair of trowsers, a book, and telescope - they were all pawned by him on the 31st of March, except the telescope, which was pledged on the 1st of April, in the name of William Brown.

JOHN MAY . I apprehended the prisoner on the 3rd of April, at the Robin Hood, Windmill-street, and found six duplicates on him - the prosecutor identified the clothes he was wearing - three of the duplicates led me to Chaffer's - and one to Bartram, for a pair of sugar-tongs and two tea-spoons.

GEORGE TURNER re-examined. I know this duplicate is in my handwriting, it was delivered to the person who pawned the tongs and tea-spoons.

RICHARD KIBLEY. These articles are mine; and the clothes he had on are mine.(The prisoner pleaded extreme poverty.)

RICHARD KIBLEY re-examined. He was perfectly sober - I never had the least occasion to complain of his dishonesty before - he appeared in distress - he behaved extremely well before - he has three children and a wife - he never had any employment while in my house, to my knowledge - he told me he had independant property, when he came to lodge with me - I have not recovered the blankets, nor any furniture, except the bolster and two pillows - I had other lodgers in the house.

GUILTY of stealing, to the value of 99s. Aged 49. - Confined for Three Months .

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