Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 October 2021), July 1797, trial of CHARLES CARTHY THOMAS WOOD WILLIAM LANGFORD (t17970712-42).

CHARLES CARTHY, THOMAS WOOD, WILLIAM LANGFORD, Theft > grand larceny, 12th July 1797.

451. CHARLES CARTHY , THOMAS WOOD , and WILLIAM LANGFORD were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 8th of July , four guineas , the property of Christopher Fryer , and John Fryer .

CHRISTOPHER FRYER sworn. - I live in Fox's-lane, Shadwell; I am in partnership with John Fryer , tobacconist : On Saturday last, I was backwards in the manufactory, and was informed that three boys had robbed the till; I went forwards into the shop, the prisoner Carthy only was pointed out to me as having been in the shop; I searched him, and in his hand I found four guineas and six-pence.

JOHN FRYER sworn. - On Saturday last, I was in the accompting-house, I heard a rattling of money in the till, there was nobody in the shop; I immediately went out into the shop, and saw the prisoner Carthy go out of the shop, I did not see him behind the counter; I followed him to the door, and found him, he had joined the other twoprisoners; I seized two of them, and brought them into the shop, the third was brought in by a stranger, the till was examined, and I found four guineas missing; I knew there were five guineas, and two half-guineas in the till, and when I examined it, there was but one guinea, and two half-guineas.

JOHN RILEY sworn. - I apprehended him, I know nothing of the fact.

Carthy's defence. My father gave me that money to go on board a ship with.

Carthy, GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Wood, NOT GUILTY .

Langford, NOT GUILTY .

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