Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 24 September 2021), December 1818, trial of WILLIAM MAYCOCK (t18181202-86).

WILLIAM MAYCOCK, Theft > grand larceny, 2nd December 1818.

84. WILLIAM MAYCOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of November , 18 lbs. of hemp, value 9 s. , the goods of Samuel Tull .

SAMUEL TULL . I am a rope maker , and live in Fenchurch-street; my manufactory is in Globe-lane, Mile End . On the 25th of November, I was fetched to the watch-house, and found the hemp and the prisoner there. He had worked for me, but not at that time.

BENJAMIN HARRIS. I am a watchman. I stopped the prisoner about five o'clock in the morning, at the corner of Crispin-street, with the bundle. I asked him what it was. He said it was clothes, which he was going to take to the Bell Inn, Holborn. I found it was hemp, and took him to the watch-house.

THOMAS HART . I was constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house. He said he met a man named Bryant, near Stepney church, who gave him the hemp to spin. I locked him up. He then took about ten skeins from under his clothes, and said his father worked for Mr. Tull, in Globe-lane. I sent Harris to Mr. Tull, who claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was given to me.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.