Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 October 2022), February 1833, trial of THOMAS BUCKINGHAM (t18330214-72).

THOMAS BUCKINGHAM, Theft > simple larceny, 14th February 1833.

496. THOMAS BUCKINGHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of January , 34 yards of flannel, value 2l. 11s., the goods of James Carter and another; and that he had been before convicted of felony .

JAMES CARTER . I am a linen-draper , and live at Hoxton - I have one partner. On the 16th of January, between twelve and one o'clock, I was behind my counter, and saw the prisoner come to the door, and take a roll of flannel from the lobby - there were thirty-four yards of it - I pursued, and never lost sight of him; I saw him drop it.

THOMAS WARR . I was in my shop, and saw the prisoner pass with the flannel under his arm - I turned, and saw the prosecutor come out of his shop - I saw the prisoner drop the flannel.

JOSEPH BLACKHURST (Police-constable N 71.) I took the prisoner, and have the flannel.

WILLIAM ATTRIDGE (Police-constable G 55.). I have a certificate (which I got at Mr. Clark's office) of the conviction of Thomas Heads; I was a witness, and know the prisoner is that man.

GUILTY . Aged 21. Transported for Fourteen Years .