26th November 1849
Reference Numbert18491126-29
VerdictGuilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentenceImprisonment; Imprisonment

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29. WILLIAM GIBSON and ANN KINGSMAN . stealing 1 blanket, 1 carpet, and other articles, value 13s. 9d.; the goods of Charles Middleton, the master of Kingsman.

MARY MIDDLETON . I am the wife of Charjes Middleton, of the Red Lion Inn, Twickenham. Kingsman was in my service, and during that time I lost a quantity of properly at various times—these articles produced are my husband's—they were found at the prisoners' lodging.

Kingsman. Q. You told me you lost them before I came into the house? A. Not these things—I lost some things.

THOMAS EMERSON (policeman, V 66). I went to Glbson's lodging, and asked Mrs. Fletcher if he was in the house—she said he was not—I went into the yard and found him—I said I wanted him—he went across the yard with me up to the lodging—I asked him if that was his lodging—he said, "Yes"—he opened the room-door with a key—I asked him if all the things in the room were his—he said they were—I fetched Mrs. Middleton, and she identified this blanket, carpet, and other things—I knew both the prisoners were living there—Kingsman had been five or six months backwards and forwards, and I have seen Glbson go to the back gate of the house where Kingsman was living.

Glbson. Q. How many times have you seen me there? A. Twenty times, I dare say—I have seen you go in and out frequently.

Kingsman Q. Did you ever see me at that house? A, Yes, frequently; I have seen you carry plates of meat there.

WILLIAM MURPHY (policeman, 40 V). I found this apron on Kingsman.

MARY MIDDLETON re-examined. This apron is mine.

GIBSON— GUILTY . Aged 39.— Confined Four Months.

KINGSMAN— GUILTY . Aged 37.— Confined Six Months.

(There were two other indictments against Kingsman).

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