Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 28 January 2022), April 1816, trial of PHILIP STREET (t18160403-106).

PHILIP STREET, Theft > burglary, 3rd April 1816.

392. PHILIP STREET was again indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Charles Barton , esq. about the hour of eight in the night of the 27th of February , with intent to steal, and for burglariously stealing therein, a pistol, value 15s. the property of the said Charles Barton ; and a pillow-case, value 2s. an apron, value 2s. a napkin, value 1s. two handkerchiefs, value 2s. one valance, value 2s. one bed-gown, value 2s. and three feathers, value 1s. the property of Issac Morgan .

ISSAC MORGAN. I am a private in the 2nd regiment of Life Guards , and am servant to Lieutenant General Charles Barton ; I live with the General, at No. 1, Montague-place . About half past seven in the evening of the 27th of January, I went with a basket of clothes into Bond-street; I locked the stable door fast, and lifted the iatch, and thrust myknee against the door, to try if it was fast; I am certain it was fast. I returned at about twenty-five minutes to nine, and then found my door open; it had been opened by a skeleton key, for the lock was not injured in the least. The stable communicates with the house. I then went up stairs, and missed the property in question.

SAMUEL WILLIAM PYALL. I found all these things in the prisoner's lodgings, on the 15th of March; I found one picklock key, several skeleton keys, the crow bars, some phosphorous and matches.

SAMUEL MORTON . I am a gun-maker, and armourer to the 2nd regiment of Life Guards, and I can swear to the General's pistol.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 33.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.