Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 October 2022), December 1820, trial of JAMES DAKIN (t18201206-206).

JAMES DAKIN, Theft > grand larceny, 6th December 1820.

209. JAMES DAKIN was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one grate, value 4 s. , the goods of Thomas Chatfield .

THOMAS CHATFIELD . I live in Green-lane, Tottenham . On the 8th of December, about half-past twelve o'clock, I was told a man was gone out of my shed with something. I followed and secured him with the grate in his apron. There were three persons, and each had a donkey - I had followed them to Southgate. They behaved very impudent.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.