Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 29 January 2023), January 1837, trial of WILLIAM NEWTON (t18370130-613).

WILLIAM NEWTON, Theft > pocketpicking, 30th January 1837.

613. WILLIAM NEWTON was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of January, 2 shillings, the monies of Charles Milledge, from the person of Susannah Milledge.

EMMA MILLEDGE . I am the wife of Charles Milledge. I tent my daughter, on the 23rd of January, to pledge a silk handkerchief for 2s. at Mr. Harris's—I waited—she did not return, and I found the 2s. were gone.

SUSANNAH MILLEDGE . I took the silk handkerchief to the pawnb roker's, and pawned it for 2s.—I was coming out, and met the prisoner—I did not know him before—there was another boy with him—he asked if I would buy any pictures—I said, "No"—he offered to give me at, ad asked if I had not pawned a silk handkerchief for 2s.—I said, "Yes" He said, "Let roe look if the money is good"—he took it out of my hand, and then sounded it on the steps, and sounded it on a board inside a shop, and then he said he had lost one—he seemed to look for it, and then said he had lost them both, he then told the other little boy to go home, and he went—a lady held him till the policeman came, but they did not find the 2s.

JAMIS GREEN (police-constable N 214.) I was called to take the prisoner—I searched him at the station-house, and found on him a lot of prints—he told me they belonged to the other boy, Bill Lloyd—he said they had both run away from Perry's workhouse that morning.

GUILTY . Aged 12.— Confined Three Weeks; One Week Solitary.