West Briton, 1 July 1853

William MAUNCER, 17, Eliza SAMBELLS, 24, and Eliza NORTHEY, 19, were charged
with stealing from the person of William SHAW, a purse containing one
sovereign and seventeen shillings. Mr. SHILSON conducted the prosecution,
and Mr. CHILDS defended the prisoner Sambells; the others were undefended.
It appeared that the prosecutor, who lives at Gunnislake in the parish of
Calstock, was at Callington on the 9th of June, between ten and eleven at
night, and was followed into the Wellington Inn, by the prisoners, whom he
had previously seen at the Royal Oak. Prosecutor called for gin, and the
prisoners drank some of it. Prosecutor swore that the lad Maunder put his
hand into his pocket, and stole his purse and money, and made off with it.
Mr. Childs addressed the jury on behalf of Sambells, who was Acquitted, and
also Northey, but Maunder was found Guilty. - Four Months' Hard Labour. -
The two women were strongly cautioned by the court to be careful as to their
future conduct.
 

Contributed by Isabel Harris
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