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Theft of shawlSource:
Aberystwyth Observer 17/08/1867 Date:
Newspaper Description: Transcript:
LARCENY. Anne Price, sworn: Witness lives at the King's Head. North Parade. On Wednesday last the prisoner, Mary Allerton, came to my house and got a glass of beer to drink. She was there about ten minutes on the settle in the bar. Witness' mother's shawl was on the "back of the bench. (Shawl produced and identified ) When the prisoner left witness missed the shawl. Did not see it after till produced before the magistrates.
Eliza Lloyd, sworn: Witness lives at the Fox. On Wednesday night saw the prisoner, who was very drunk. It might have been after seven o'clock. She had a child and a basket with her. She left the basket on the seat, and witness put it under the table, and delivered it to Sergeant Thomas next morning. Sergeant Thomas, sworn: On Thursday morning I went to the Fox, and got a basket from Mrs Lloyd. This shawl was in the basket with some pincushions. Brought the shawl to the King's Head, which was identified. Saw the prisoner on the street, and charged her with stealing the shawl. She expressed her sorrow, but said she had taken it because of having lost a shawl herself. The prisoner elected to have the case disposed of at once. There were two young children (one in arms) in the dock with her. The mayor committed the prisoner to Cardigan for fourteen days.Notes:Linked to Fox Vaults , North Parade, Aberystwyth Kings Head , 56 North Parade, Aberystwyth