Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 30 November 2022), September 1801, trial of ROBERT M'CARTNEY (t18010916-123).

ROBERT M'CARTNEY, Theft > grand larceny, 16th September 1801.

749. ROBERT M'CARTNEY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 27th of July , three pounds of coffee, value 6s. the property of Samuel Teffies , the elder, Aaron Brandon , Moses Brandon , Isaac Brandon , and Samuel Teffies , the younger.

Second Count. Charging it to be the property of the Commissioners of Excise .

Third Count. Charging it to be the property of James Harris .

Fourth Count. Charging it to be the property of certain persons to the Jurors unknown.(The case was opened by Mr. Knowlys.)

JOHN ISHERWOOD sworn. - I am an Exciselocker: On the 27th of July, at nine in the morning, I was at the warehouse of Messrs. Brandons, in which are kept coffee and cocoa; the prisoner was at work there as a labourer ; when he came out of the warehouse I rubbed him down, as he was going to breakfast; I found a quantity of raw coffee concealed in a bag in his hat; there were three pounds and a half of it; I delivered it to the Customhouse-locker. (The coffee produced.)(Mr. Isaac Brandon proved the firm as stated in the indictment.)

The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence.

GUILTY , aged 36.

Confined one month in Newgate , and delivered to his serjeant.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.