27th February 1837
Reference Numbert18370227-857
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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857. ANN MARNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February, 3 half-crowns, the monies of John Collins, from his person.

JOHN COLLINS . I am a labourer, and live at Mill-wall, Poplar. On the 26th of February, I gave the prisoner 2s.—I went to Erby-court with her, and went to bed—I put my clothes under my head—I had three half-crowns in my fob-pocket—I went to sleep, and the prisoner took the money from my pocket—it awoke me, and I seized her—she bit my hand I called the policeman, and he found half-a-crown in her hand.

Prisoner. I have known him for three years—we were drinking the whole of that evening—between twelve and one o'clock he agreed to go home with me, and gave me the half-crown—between two and three o'clock in the morning I was thirsty, and asked him to let me go down—he said I should not, unless I gave him the half-crown—I would not, and he took my hand and bit it—he called the policeman. Witness. I had known her before, but not for three years—I had given her 2s., but no half-crown—I was awoke by feeling her draw the money from my pocket.

EDWARD KENNEDY (police-constable K 228.) I was called, and found the prisoner undressed and in bed—the prosecutor was up, and told me he had lost three half-crowns—the prisoner was putting her hand through her gown—I took hold of her hand, and found one half-crown in it, and on the same side of the bed I found two other half-crowns, and 9 1/2 d.

GUILTY .* Aged 22.— Transported for Seven Years.

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