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Theft of boots from the Plough

Source: Welshman 18/12/1863       Date: 1863
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John Brown, navvy, was charged with stealing a pair of boots, the property of Richard Roberts, of the Plough Inn, Llanbadarn, on the 27th ult. Hannah Rees examined I live at the Plough and am a servant. Last Friday week, the 27th of November last, I took my master's boots to the back kitchen for the purpose of being cleaned. It was some time in the morning. I brought the boots back afterwards and put them under the stairs. I then went up stairs and when I returned I missed them. The boots now produced by P.C. Evan Evans are the ones that I missed and are my master's property. Richard Roberts examined I am a carrier, living at the Plough, in this village. The boots produced by the police are my property They are worth about 7s. P.C. Evan Evans examined: I am stationed at Bow-street. On Friday the 27th ult., I received information from the wife of the prosecutor, and about 5 o'clock the same evening I apprehended the prisoner at Aberystwith, and found the boots which I now produce, in his possession. The prisoner pleaded guilty and was committed to the House of Correction at Cardigan for one calendar month, with hard labour.
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