Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 28 November 2021), February 1833, trial of BENJAMIN WELLING (t18330214-69).

BENJAMIN WELLING, Theft > simple larceny, 14th February 1833.

493. BENJAMIN WELLING was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January , 1 pair of shoes, value 1s. 6d., and 1 handkerchief, value 6d. , the goods of James Welling .

SUSANNAH WELLING . I am the wife of James Welling; the prisoner is his son by a former wife. These shoes and handkerchief were lent to the prisoner by my husband to wear, and then he said he might sell the shoes to buy him another pair of boots - he did not give him the handkerchief; my husband is not here.

NOT GUILTY .