Salisbury and Winchester Journal

Stolen Item List

Monday, 23rd March 1812

Whereas Matthew Norway, alias Stanley, Rebecca Stanley, and Elizabeth Stanley, belonging to a gang of Gipsies, were on the 15th instant, apprehended in the parish of Cheltenham, and committed to Gloucester Gaol for trial at the ensuing Assizes on a charge of felony, and the following articles, suspected to be stolen, were found upon them :-

Two silver table spoons, marked with the letters W. T. E.
Ditto, marked with the cypher J. H. W.
One silver tea pot and stand, unmarked.
One pair of silver sugar tongs, marked M. T.
Ditto, marked J. H. W.
One silver fruit knife, marked P. J.
One silver watch, No. 6. maker Jas Sandys, London.
Ditto, No. 24,917, maker C. Johnson, London.
One silver gravy spoon, unmarked.
One piece of cotton.
One piece of Shalloon.
One saddle, with the name 'Brinsden, sadler, Marlborough', upon it.
One other ditto.
One white counterpane.
One bed quilt.
One damask table cloth, marked T. U. A.
One chamber towel, ditto.
One silk shawl.

Whoever can identify the above-mentioned articles, or any of them, or can prove them to be his, her, or their property, are requested to make application to Mr. William Webly, constable, Cheltenham, in whose possession the same are now deposited.

Cheltenham, March 19th, 1812

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  • Elizabeth Stanley
  • Matthew Norway/Stanley
  • Rebecca Stanley