Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 January 2021), April 1817, trial of JOSEPH BELL (t18170416-153).

JOSEPH BELL, Theft > grand larceny, 16th April 1817.

691. JOSEPH BELL was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , one pair of stockings, value 1s. 3d. , the goods of Thomas Miller .

GEORGE EDWARD MORDAUNT . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody, on another charge, and found the stockings on him, which Miller claimed before the Magistrate. Since that, my house has been burnt down, and the property also burnt.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.