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Mary Ann TREASURE - Trial - 9 Jul 1838 Wells, Somerset, England

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Transcribed by Veanne Treasure - 27 March 2012

Calendar or Prisoners Midsummer Adjourned Sessions, held at the City of Wells, on Monday, the 9th day of July 1838. No. 24 Mary Anne TREASURE From Shepton. Age 16. Read N. Write N. Trade Servant Single. By Whom Committed. J Wickham, Esq. Date of Warrant May 12. From what Division Shepton Mallet. Offence charged with. Stealing two Shoes, the property of Charles ROSSITER.

Document number (?)

The information of Charles ROSSITER of the Parish of Shepton Mallet in the said County Cordwainer taken on Oath before me the undersigned one of her Majestys Justices of the Peace in and for the said County of Somerset, this twelfth day of May 1838.

Who saith as follows
On Wednesday morning last the 9th instant, two shoes were taken out of my shop from the window. I saw the shoes in the shop window about eight oclock the same morning, and I missed them about eleven oclock. From information which my mother gave me I went after the Person now present / namely / Mary Ann TREASURE. I found her about three hundred yards from my Shop in the Town Street of Shepton Mallet. I said to her I want those shoes that you took from my Shop. She said she knew nothing of it, that she had not taken them and had not got them. I then told her if she would tell me where they were I would set her at liberty, if not she was to come with me. She said she was willing to come where I chose to take her. I then took her to my own House and left her in charge of my Journeyman. I then went with the Constable, Joseph PARSONS, to Mr John CREEBERs a Pawnbroker in Shepton Mallet and he produced to me the two shoes that had been taken from my window that morning and he delivered them to the Constable. The shoes now produced by the Constable, Joseph PARSONS, are the same shoes. I produce the two fellow shoes of those that were taken away.

Taken and sworn before )
Me the day and year ) Signed Charles ROSSITER
First above written )

Signed J. WICKHAM

Document number (49)

The information of Elizabeth ROSSITER of the Parish of Shepton Mallet in the said County Widow taken on Oath before me the undersigned one of her Majestys Justices of the Peace in and for the said County of Somerset, this twelfth day of May 1838.

Who on her oath saith as follows
About half past ten oclock on Wednesday the ninth day of May instant the Person now present, namely, Mary Ann TREASURE came to my sons Shop in Town Street Shepton Mallet. She enquired if we wanted some coal. Her Father is a Coal Carrier. I told her that we did not. She then went away and in about a quarter of an hour came back again into the Shop and she wished me to have some coal and she said she would take part in money and part in shoes. I told her we did not want any coal and she again went away. In a few minutes afterwards I missed two shoes out of the Shop window. The shoes were in that part of the window near the door. I then went into the work shop to my son and told him that I had missed the shoes and that Mary Ann TREASURE had been twice before in the Shop.

Taken and sworn before )
me the day and year first ) Signed Elizabeth ROSSITER
above written )

Signed J. WICKHAM

Document number (?)

The informations of John CREEBER of the Parish of Shepton Mallet in the County of Somerset Pawnbroker and Joseph PARSONS of the same place Constable severally taken on Oath before me the undersigned one of her Majestys Justices of the Peace in and for the said County of Somerset, this twelfth day of May 1838.

And first this informant John CREEBER for himself saith as follows
A little after eleven oclock on the morning of Wednesday the ninth day of May instant the Person now present, namely, Mary Ann TREASURE came to my shop and brought with her two shoes. She wanted me to advance eighteen pence or two shillings upon them. I asked her whose shoes they were. She told me they were her mothers. I then advanced nine pence on them and she delivered me the shoes. About a quarter of an hour afterwards Mr Charles ROSSITER of Shepton Mallet Cordwainer and Joseph PARSONS the Constable came to my shop and enquired whether I had taken in any shoes. I told them that I had taken in two shoes of Mary Ann TREASURE and I showed them the shoes and I delivered them up to PARSONS the Constable and I believe the shoes now produced by him are the same shoes. I had seen Mary Ann TREASURE at my shop several times before.

And this informant Joseph PARSONS for himself saith as follows
About twelve oclock on the morning of Wednesday last the 9th instant I went with Mr Charles ROSSITER to the house of John CREEBER a Pawnbroker in Shepton Mallet. Mr ROSSITER enquired of Mr CREBER whether he had taken in any shoes that morning. He said that he had taken in two shoes of Mary Ann TREASURE and he delivered the shoes to me and I now produce them. I afterwards searched Mary Ann TREASURE and found on her the Duplicate which I now produce and nine pence in Coppers.

The abovenamed informants )
John CREBER and Joseph ) Signed John CREBER
PARSONS were severally sworn ) Signed Joseph PARSONS
before me the day and year )
first above written )

Signed J. WICKHAM

Document number (?)

The examination of Mary Ann TREASURE of the Parish of Stoke Lane in the County of Somerset Singlewoman taken before me John Wickham, Esquire one of Her Majestys Justices of the Peace acting in and for the said County this twelfth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.

Who voluntarily saith as follows
The last time that I came out of Mr ROSSITERs shop I saw a girl and she asked me if I would carry a Pair of Shoes to pledge for her and she would give me a half penny. I carried the shoes for her and the first Pawnbroker I went to would not take them in because they were two odd shoes. I carried them then to Mr CREEBERs and he took them in and gave me nine pence. I then came out and saw the girl who had given me the shoes and she gave me a half penny and I gave her the nine pence but before I could take the Duplicate out of my bosom she was gone.

Taken and signed before )
me the day and year )
first above written )
the above examination ) The mark of Mary Ann TREASURE
having been first carefully )
read over to the above )
named Mary Ann TREASURE )

Signed J. WICKHAM

Document number (79)

These are to Certify That at the General Quarter Session of the Peace of our Lade the Queen, holden by adjournment at the City of Wells in and for the County of Somerset, on Monday the ninth day of July in the second year of her said Majestys Reign Mary Ann TREASURE late of the Parish of Shepton Mallet in the said County, Spinster was in due form of Law indicted tried and convicted For that she the said Mary Ann TREASURE on the ninth day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight
Hundred and thirty eight with force and arms at the Parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid two shoes of the value of twelve pence each of the Goods and Chattles of Charles ROSSITER then and there being found then and there feloniously did steal take and carry away against the Queens Peace.

And the said Mary Ann TREASURE was thereupon ordered and adjudged by the Court to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour in the House of Correction at Shepton Mallet for fourteen days.

Given under my hand this nineteenth day of October in the year of our Lord 1839.

Signed ????

Clerk of the Peace

Surnames: CREEBER PARSONS ROSSITER TREASURE
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