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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1828, Sunday, April 10, 1831

Old Bailey Sessions.

These Sessions commenced on Thursday, before the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor, Recorder, Sheriffs, and other authorities of the City, who ordinarily attend upon such occasions. Lord Chief Justice Tenterden and Mr. Baron Garrow are the presiding Judges.

Edward Stenningford was indicted for taking away by force, a child of the name of James Legron, for the purpose of stealing his clothes. The case was clearly proved against the prisoner, and Mr. Arabin immediately sentenced him to seven years' transportation.

Charles Roberts was indicted for a similar offence. The prisoner, in this instance, had left the poor child naked. The offence was clearly proved, and the Jury returned a verdict of Guilty.