Old Bailey Proceedings:
Old Bailey Proceedings: Accounts of Criminal Trials

30th October 1811

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892 JOHN MILLS proceedingsdefend was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 8th of October , eight pound weight of pewter, value 7 s. the property of William Walker proceedingsvictim .

WILLIAM WALKER < no role > . I am a pewterer , No. 15, Brown's Buildings, the prisoner was my journeyman .

SARAH PEARCE < no role > . I am the matron of the workhouse of the liberty of the Old Artillery Ground. On the 5th of October I sent a person in the workhouse to put a wheel in the cupboard; her name is Ann Williams < no role > , she came back and said she found something in the cupboard, I went with her, she took out two pewter bottoms for pint pots, I took a candle and found twenty-one bottoms for quarts and pints tied up in a handkerchief; the prisoner came to me on the 6th, and asked me if I had not taken something out of the cupboard, and for Christ's sake to pardon him, I told him it was out of my power, it laid to his master to pardon him. The prisoner was a pauper in the workhouse, and worked for Mr. Walker.

ANN WILLIAMS < no role > . I am in the workhouse. I was sent to the cupboard with a wheel, I found the pewter bottoms, I looked at them and put them in again, I went and informed my mistress.

Prosecutor. I am sure they are mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I hope master will recommend me to mercy.

GUILTY , aged 49,

Confined One Year in the House of Correction , and whipped in Jail .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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