Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 March 2021), July 1797, trial of DANIEL DALEY (t17970712-40).

DANIEL DALEY, Theft > grand larceny, 12th July 1797.

449. DANIEL DALEY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 5th of June , a silver watch, value 25s. the property of Lewis Smith .

LEWIS SMITH sworn. - The prisoner came to me and asked me if I could give him a job, I work for Mr. Rhodes, a scavenger, I employ both men and women for Mr. Rhodes; he came to me on the 5th of June, and I told him to go to work; after dinner I saw him walking about the road, I told him I thought I had ordered him to go to work; and he came to me to the public-house where I lodged, and asked me for a shilling, and I told him I would not give him a shilling because he did not go to work; I had seen my watch at a quarter past two, in the room, it was then hanging up at the bedstead; I missed it about five, when I went up to clean myself.

- KEIGHLEY sworn. - I was sent for by the prosecutor: I took the prisoner to the watch-house, I searched him, and found this watch in his breeches.

Prosecutor. This is my watch.

The prisoner did not make any defence.

GUILTY . (Aged 25.)

Confined six months in the House of Correction , and fined 1s.

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before

Mr. Justice LAWRENCE.