Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 18 August 2022), May 1822, trial of GEORGE GUTTERIDGE (t18220522-99).

GEORGE GUTTERIDGE, Theft > grand larceny, 22nd May 1822.

863. GEORGE GUTTERIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , twenty-one silver spoons, value 34 s. , the goods of James Blair .

WILLIAM WALLIS . I am butler to Mr. James Blair , of Devonshire-place . On the 4th of May, the maid gave me information, I ran out and saw the prisoner running; I followed him to Weymouth-mews, crying Stop thief! then lost sight of him - he was brought to me in two minutes by Binning. I gave him in charge, and the twenty-one spoons were found in his pocket.

WILLIAM BINNING . I live in Slade's-buildings, Blandford-mews. I saw the prisoner running down Weymouth-mews, Wallis was following him crying Stop thief! I secured him.

WILLIAM TOOMBS . I am a constable. He was given into my charge. I found twenty-one spoons on him.

ELIZA AVIS . I am servant to Mr. Blair. I saw the prisoner in the pantry taking something out of a drawer, where the plate was kept; he saw me, and ran out. I alarmed the butler.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.