JONES Sidney Alexander

Posted on: March 11th, 2018 by Reg Jackson
1869 21 Dec. ‘Sidney Alexander Jones was charged with stealing five dozen pudding basins, value 12s, the property of Aaron Johnson, St George’s. For about nine months … the prisoner had been in the employ of the prosecutor, who is a potter carrying on business at Whiteshill, his duty being to prepare the clay for the potters, and to take out goods and deliver them, and to take the money for them.  On the 10th inst the prosecutor packed a waggon with about five dozen pudding basins, a quantity of cups, pint basins, and tea pots … On the following day the prosecutor took the waggon to Oldland Common, and on looking into it missed the pudding basins, a number of pint cups, and tea pots … The prosecutor admitted that he owed the prisoner 11s for wages, and that he had been in the habit of allowing his workpeople to sell goods and repay themselves out of the proceeds, but he said he did not allow them to do this without his consent’. The accused was committed for trial and bailed (Western Daily Press).
1870 8 Jan. Sidney Jones was acquitted of stealing 60 pudding basins and 18 pint basins from Aaron Johnson (Western Daily Press).

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