11th December 1837
Reference Numbert18371211-287
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation

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287. JANE PERRY was indicted for a misdemeanor.

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the Prosecution.

CLARA DENTON . I am the wife of John Denton—he keeps the Golden Fleece wine-vaults, in St. John's-road. The prisoner came to me about nine o'clock, on Tuesday, the 28th of November, and asked for three sovereigns for Mrs. Phillips—I knew Mrs. Phillips—I said "You are Mrs. Phillips's servant"—she said "Yes"—my husband was out, and I gave the money to my bar-maid the next morning—her name is Ann Wilson.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Had you known this girl before? A. Only from coming over for the family's porter or ale, for about two months—I knew that she was Mrs. Phillips's servant, but I asked her for fear she had left—she said it was for Mrs. Phillips—1 should net have thought of lending a servant that money—she said Mrs. Phillips had got some young ladies there that were going into the country, and Mr. Phillips would send the money—I sent it next morning by my bar-maid—I am able to swear she did not borrow it for herself.

ANN WILSON . I am bar-maid to the prosecutrix. On Wednesdsy morning Mrs. Denton gave me 3l.—I took it to the prisoner—she came and knocked at the door, and I went to her and gave it her—she said "Tell Mrs. Denton that Mrs. Phillips is much obliged to her, I will bring it over to-morrow, when Mr. Phillips returns from the country."

ELIZA PHILLIPS . I am the wife of Christopher Phillips. The prisoner was in my service in November—I never authorised her to go to Mr. Denton for 3l.

GUILTY—Aged 20. Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutrix.

Confined Four Days.

(There was another charge against the prisoner, upon which no evidence was offered.)

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