Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 25 February 2021), May 1830, trial of LUKE CARTLIDGE (t18300527-163).

LUKE CARTLIDGE, Theft > simple larceny, 27th May 1830.

1194. LUKE CARTLIDGE was indicted for stealing , on the 25th of May , 1 waistcoat, value 4s. 6d. , the goods of Thomas Henry Bull .

THOMAS HENRY BULL . I am a tailor , and live in Strutton-ground, Westminster . The prisoner came to my shop repeatedly; he came about two o'clock last Tuesday - I was in the parlour and watched him; I saw him take this waistcoat, open his coat, and put it under his arm; I took him with it.

Prisoner. I cannot deny the charge - starvation and hunger were the cause of it. GUILTY.

The indictment further stated that the prisoner had been previously convicted of felony.

WILLIAM DUNFORD . I was present at the trial of the prisoner in this Court, on the 9th of April, 1829 - he was sentenced to six weeks' confinement in the House of Correction; I produce a certificate of his conviction.

GUILTY . Aged 58. - Transported for Life .