STEALING HAIR AT BUNTINGFORD
James Hatchett (11), labourer, Layston, and James Bradshaw (20) labourer, were charged with stealing 14 pounds weight of hair, the property of Mr George Mickley, at Buntingford; and Isaac Tottman was charged with receiving the same.
Verdict - All Guilty. Hatchett and Bradshaw were each sentenced to four months' imprisonment, with hard labour, and Tottman to eight months' imprisonment with hard labour.
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STEALING A WATCH AT HERTINGFORDBURY
Henry Stevens, alias Biles (20), costermonger, Whitechapel, was charged with stealing a silver watch from the person, the property of Mr Frederick Milton, at Hertingfordbury.
Verdict - Guilty. Sentenced to four years penal servitude.
CHARGE OF STEALING WILD BUCKS AT BUSHEY
Mark Bolton (19), labourer, Bushey, and Charles Field (19), charged with stealing four wild ducks, the property of James Pulley, Esq., at Bushey.
Verdict - Not Guilty.
CHARGE OF STEALING COALS AT HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
Thomas Brown (29), bricklayer, Hemel Hempstead, charged with stealing three hundred weight of coals, the property of his master, Mr Thomas Reid, at Hemel Hempstead.
Verdict - Not Guilty.
STEALING RABBIT TRAPS, ETC., AT HODDESDON
John Parker (16), labourer, Hoddesdon, was charged with stealing six rabbit traps, the property of Mr Wm. Martin Carter, at Hoddesdon; and also on a second warrant with stealing one pocket hankerchief, one pound of bread, and half a pound of meat, the property of Jonathan Ansell, at Hoddesdon.
Prisoner pleaded guilty. Sentenced to three years penal servitude.
NO TRUE BILLS were returned against George Gravestock (20), labourer, Great Gaddesden, charged with obtaining one gallon of beer by false pretences, the property of George Seabrook, at Harpenden, and Henry Fantham (22), Wendover, Bucks, charged with stealing one truss of hay, the property of Mr Henry Woodman, of Tring.
The above cases may well be described in more detail in the "Hertfordshire Mercury" which is available on microfilm at HALS, Hertford, and now online at the British Newspaper Archives.
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