Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 23 April 2021), October 1819, trial of STEPHEN THOMPSON (t18191027-57).

STEPHEN THOMPSON, Theft > grand larceny, 27th October 1819.

1434. STEPHEN THOMPSON was again indicted for stealing, on the 1st of October , one shovel, value 2 s. , the goods of William Williams .

WILLIAM WILLIAMS . I am a farmer, and live at Enfield . On the 1st of October Cufley produced a shovel to me that was mine. I had put it in the yard about seven o'clock the evening before, and saw the man put it into a waggon that was to go to town; the prisoner had no business with it - I had not lent it to any one.

HENRY WILLIAMS. I am son of the last witness; the shovel was missing. That morning when I got up to go to town I missed two; they must have been taken between seven and eleven o'clock that night. The yard gate was not fastened.

WILLIAM CUFLEY . I met the prisoner in New-lane, and took the shovel from him. He said it was Robinson's, and had his mark on it. I took it from him, and at daylight I discovered W W on it. I then took it to Mr. Williams.

Prisoner's Defence. I said it was not Robinson's. I found the shovel in the field with the bag.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.