Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 December 2021), February 1820, trial of WILLIAM GILES (t18200217-84).

WILLIAM GILES, Theft > grand larceny, 17th February 1820.

433. WILLIAM GILES was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January , 8 lbs. of paper, value 2 s. 8 d. , the goods of his late Majesty .

JOHN FINLASON , ESQ. The prisoner was employed in a room adjoining the garrets at the Admiralty, as a journeyman binder . I missed a quantity of papers from the garrets.

JOHN DONALDSON . I searched the prisoner's house, No. 14, Todd's-row, Lambeth, on the 18th of January, and found these papers in a cupboard. He said he thought he was doing no harm in taking them.

JOHN GEORGE . I am a cheesemonger, and live in Round-court. I have bought about 32 lbs. of paper of the prisoner at 4 d. per lb. I bought 10 or 15 lbs. at a time.

(Property produced and sworn to)

GUILTY . Aged 30

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.