Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 January 2021), July 1797, trial of THOMAS KENNEDY (t17970712-41).

THOMAS KENNEDY, Theft > grand larceny, 12th July 1797.

450. THOMAS KENNEDY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 19th of June , a silver watch, value 30s. the property of Michael Quin .

WALTER HADEN sworn. - On Monday, the 19th of June, I lost a watch from my kitchin fireplace, it was hanging up on a nail; it is my child's watch, his name is Michael Quin .

Q. How came your child to be named Michael Quin? - A. It was my wife's child by a former husband; the prisoner lodged at my house, I went to work at six o'clock in the morning of the 20th of June, and when I came home to breakfast, my wife told me the watch was gone

SAMUEL SEWELL sworn. - (Produces the watch): I took it in of the prisoner in the name of Thomas Martin.

CATHERINE HADEN sworn. - This is the watch I am positive, it is my child's; I saw it between six and seven in the evening.

Prisoner's defence. I had not slept there for two nights before; I bought the watch.

Mrs. Haden. He did not sleep at our house for those two nights, but he was there in the day-time.

GUILTY . (Aged 40.)

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice BULLER.