Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 18 February 2018), January 1789, trial of ROBERT YOUNG (t17890114-2).

ROBERT YOUNG, Theft > grand larceny, 14th January 1789.

99. ROBERT YOUNG was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of December , one iron grate, value 17 s. the property of William Rowden .

WILLIAM ROWDEN sworn.

I caught the prisoner with a stove of my making on his right-shoulder; it was stolen out of my passage; I caught him just by Saltpetre Bank; it was very near six in the evening. He said he was hired to carry it for 6 d. I told him to take it back, and he replied he would see me b - gg - r'd first.

GEORGE SMITH sworn.

Confirmed the above, being journeyman to the prosecutor, and assisted in taking the prisoner.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I was hired to carry it.

GUILTY .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

N. B. Sentence on several prisoners, for larceny, was postponed until the adjournment-day, Friday, the 30th instant.

[Transportation. See summary.]