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Stealing Money at Bromley 1860
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 03:12:43 »
Kentish Gazette - Tuesday 23 October 1860

WEST KENT QUARTER SESSIONS.
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.

TRIAL OF PRISONERS.
FRIDAY. — (Before Gathorne Hardy, Esq., Chairman, the Earl of Romney, Sir P. H. Dyke, Bart., Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, Bart., Admiral Jones-Marsham, Colonel Fletcher, W. Moore, Esq., and J. G. Talbot, Esq.)
STEALING MONEY AT BROMLEY. — Charles Coslen was indicted for stealing a purse and 14s., from the person of Joseph Sarle, Bromley, on tho 9th September. — The prosecutor, it appeared, was at the Bell Inn, at Bromley, on the day in question, where he fell asleep. A lad who was in the same room, seeing the prisoner doing something to the prosecutor's pocket, awoke him up. The prosecutor, finding that his purse, containing three florins and six shillings, had been stolen, sent for a constable, who, on searching the prisoner, found on him three florins and seven shillings. The purse was lying a short distance from him. — The jury immediately returned a verdict of guilty. - In passing sentence, the Chairman said not a year had elapsed since 1840 during which he had not been in prison. It was hopeless to expect that a further period of imprisonment would be of any avail, and he should therefore sentence him to four years' penal servitude.
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