Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 30 September 2020), June 1820, trial of DANIEL CRANE (t18200628-23).

DANIEL CRANE, Theft > burglary, 28th June 1820.

743. DANIEL CRANE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Mary Eales , about ten o'clock at night of the 3d of June , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one counterpane, value 10 s.; two sheets, value 4 s.; one blanket, value 3 s.; one pillow, value 1 s., and one table-cloth, value 6 d., her property .

MARY EALES . I live in Buckingham-place, Fitzroy-square . On the 3d of June, about ten o'clock at night, I found my street-door open - it was twilight. I went into the parlour, and found the bed stripped.

CHRISTOPHER EALES . I was at home on the night of the robbery, and went out about ten o'clock. I found the door latched, and locked it after me I am certain, for I tried it. It was a clear evening, I could discern any person's features.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. When did you return again - A. At half-past ten. My mother has lodgers in every room, some of them have a key.

JOHN LEE . I am a watchman of Upper Ogle-street. Iapprehended the prisoner a little after ten o'clock with a bundle containing this property - he said he came from his sister's in Union-street, and was going to No. 23, Castle-street. I said I was going that way, and would shew him No. 23 - he then said it was Cleveland-street. I delivered him to Allcock.

WILLIAM ALLCOCK . Lee delivered the prisoner and bundle to me. I accompanied him to No. 23, Cleveland-street, he then said it was the other No. 23. I took him towards there, and when he came to Carburton-street he dropped the bundle and ran away. I secured and took him to the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Of stealing, but not of the burglary.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.