1832 - Proceedings of the Old Bailey (4)

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1832
Topic Theft in Robin Hood Lane, Poplar.
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Robin Hood Lane, Poplar.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-06-14. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


[17 May 1832:]
ELLEN REED was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April, 1 gown, value 1s. 6d.; 6 spoons, value 20s., and 1 pair of trousers, value 2s., the goods of Robert Cussen.

ROBERT CUSSEN. I keep a chandler's shop in Robin Hood-lane, Poplar. The prisoner lodged at my house by the name of Mrs. Fisher, with a person who either was or passed as her husband – she left us on the 20th of March, and left some goods there; on the 10th of April she came again, and asked to be allowed to go to the room which she had occupied, and I went with her – it was then about half-past five o'clock; I had six silver tea-spoons laying on a table in that room – I saw them distinctly; I left her in the room about ten minutes; she then came down and went out; in about an hour I went to the room again, and missed the spoons – there was nobody in the house but me; my wife afterwards told me her gown was gone, and on the same day I missed a pair of trousers.[1]

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