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Stealing Woollen Cloth at Chatham 1860
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 02:56:55 »
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 WOOLLEN CLOTH AT CHATHAM. — Jane McMahon, for having stolen ten yards of mixed woollen cloth, the property of Adam Stigant, at Chatham, on the 31st of July last. Mr. Francis was for tbe prosecution. The prosecutor, it appeared, was a linendraper, carrying on business in Hammond-place and on the day in question he saw the prisoner leaving his shop. He saw her previously put something under her shawl, and having his suspicions aroused, followed and overtook her. He found the property concealed under her shawl. — "Guilty." — Six weeks' hard labour.
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