Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 30 November 2020), September 1832, trial of DAVID WATERS (t18320906-356).

DAVID WATERS, Theft > simple larceny, 6th September 1832.

Fifth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

2087. DAVID WATERS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August , 1 pair of shoes, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Brown .

THOMAS BROWN . I am a shoemaker . On the 16th of August the prisoner came, took these boots, and walked out of my shop with them; he got about twenty yards - I took him with them; I did not know him before.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming through Somers'-town with a young man; we were both drunk, and I did not know where I was.

GUILTY . Aged 18 - Transported for Seven Years .