The Trial of Joseph Carter.
Somerset Assize Wednesday 5th. April 1815.
Joseph Carter late of the Parish of East Brent in the County of Somerset, labourer. On 26th. day of September in the 54th. year of George the Third at one in the night did break and enter with intent the dwelling of Richard Colson to take and carry away nine handkerchiefs of the value of four shillings each, twenty yards of cotton of the value of twenty shillings, sixteen yards of linen cloth of the value of forty shillings, sixty yards of ribbon of the value of thirty shillings and six yards of corderoy of the value of thirty shillings - the goods and chattels of the said Richard Colston.
Witnesses - Richard Colson, Fanny Bishop, Mary Voroles,Bery Millais, Hannah Banwell, Arthur Phillips, James Braddior, George Burnell, William Tucker, Diana Colson, Diana Tucker.
Jury - Richard Maynard, Joseph Hull, John Hooper, John Rich, Robert Blackman, John Burnett, John Stone, William Palmer, Joseph Palmer, Richard Staple, William Westcombe.
Joseph Carter pro se Guilty. No Goods. To be hanged.
Reprieved - Transportatiomn for life pursuant to Secretary of State's letter above.
Burglary of Richard Colson about 1 in the night of the 26th. September at East Brent with intent to steal and stealing goods to the value of £7.16s.
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