Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 February 2023), July 1869, trial of HENRY JONES (24) (t18690712-629).

HENRY JONES, Theft > burglary, 12th July 1869.

629. HENRY JONES (24) , Burglary in the dwelling-house of Joseph Gilbert, and stealing.

MR. DALY. conducted the Prosecution.

JANE HUTCHINS . I am servant to Joseph Gilbert, at 67, Albion Road—on Thursday morning, the 16th June, I got up about 7 o'clock in the morning—I found the pantry-window open, and also the door into the back-yard, and a shutter up against it to keep it open—I missed some pork, and beer, and bread, from the pantry—the beer was in a cask—I had seen all the things safe the night before—I had closed the house up the night before, and the back-door was shut.

NOAH ARTIR . (Policeman N 360). About 4.30, on the morning of 17th June, I saw the prisoner with another man, at the back of the Albion Rood, in the garden of a house, a few doors from the house that was broken into—they were looking about, and when they saw me they ran away—I afterwards saw the prisoner in the custody of another constable, about a quarter of an hour afterwards—a chisel and a knife were found upon him—I afterwards went to 67, Albion Road, and examined the back-door—it had been broken open, and the marks on the door corresponded with both these chisels—the prisoner was charged at the station—he said nothing.

Prisoner. Q. Where did you get the large chisel from? A. It was in the garden where you ran through—I did not find it—I did not see any marks corresponding with the knife.

JOSIAH POOLET . (Policeman N 148). On the morning of the 17th June, I saw the prisoner running up Lavender Grove, towards London Fields—I followed him, and caught him.

JAMES RUSSELL . I live at 4, Lansdown Terrace—on Thursday, 17th J une, I was in the road, at the back of Albion Road—I saw the prisoner in the gardens, with another man—I saw them cross three or four walls, and go to three or four doors and windows—I saw them try to open one window, and then they went to the next, and so on—I saw the policeman after them, and saw them run—I don't know which is Mr. Gilbert's house.

GUILTY .— Twelve Months' Imprisonment.