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Stealing Money at Chatham 1860
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 02:56:02 »
Kentish Gazette - Tuesday 23 October 1860

These sessions commenced on Thursday last, before Gathorne Hardy, Esq., M.P. (chairman). The following magistrates were also on the bench: —Viscount Sydney (Lord-Lieutenane), the Earl of Romney, Sir Percival Hart Dyke, Bart., Colonel Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, Bart., Admiral Jones-Marsham, Captain John Cheere, R.N., Colonel Cator, Colonel Fletcher, Rev. J. J. Marsham, C. G. Whittaker, Esq., J. G. Talbot, Esq., J. Whatman, Esq., W. Moore, Esq., J. 'Espirasse, Esq., E. Burton, Esq., D. Scratton, Esq., and Captain Robinson.

SECOND COURT.—(Before J. 'Espiuasse, Esq.)
STEALING MONEY AT TONBRIDGE. — James Price was charged with having stolen 4s. 7d., the moneys of Charles Luck, at Tonbridge, the 12th Sept. — Mr. Sharp was for the prosecution. — It appeared that the prosecutor was employed as a letter carrier between Tonbridge and East Peckham, and lodged at the Chequer's Inn, at Tonbridge. On tbe night of the 12th Sept. the prisoner, a traveller, slept in the same room as the prosecutor. On awaking in the morning the prosecutor missed his money, about 9s. or 10s., which be had safe in his pockets on going to bed. Information was given to a constable, and the prisoner was apprehended tbe same morning before leaving the house. searching him, 4s. 7d. was found in his possession. Three of the coins were identified by the prosecutor as his property. The prisoner, on paying for his bed on the previous night, had stated that he had no other money.— "Guilty." — Six months' hard labour.
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