From the Folkestone Chronicle 2 October 1858. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
Tuesday September 28th:- Before Gilbert Jennicott esq., and W Major esq.
Mary Ann Hall was brought up on remand, and Daniel Livingstone, a
private in the 100th Regiment, charged with stealing a Portemonnai,
containing a gold Albert chain, and several articles of jewellery, value
£9, the property of Corporal Salter, of the 100th Regiment.
It appeared from the evidence, that the prosecutor Salter, had been
invalided to the hospital at the Camp, Shorncliffe, and left the above
property in his knapsack in charge of Corporal Browning – That a short
time after, he was also invalided to the hospital, and during his
absence his hut had been entered, and the property abstracted from his
A few weeks ago, the prisoner Hall, and another female, Louisa Bowlden,
were in the "Alma" public house, Sandgate, when the prisoner Livingstone
came in, and calling Hall out, gave her the purse, &c., saying “take
care of this, and if it is claimed, you must deliver it up”. Hall took
it, and next day sold it to Mrs. Hills, landlady of the "Bellevue Tavern",
Folkestone, for £2.
The prisoner Livingstone said he went into the room and called for a
pint of beer – and shortly after, on getting up to go away, in stooping
to pick up his stick, he found the purse, &c., under the table. He
delivered it up to Hall (believing she was a waitress in the house) and
told her to take it to her master, or take charge of it until it was
claimed. Both prisoners were committed for trial at St. Augustine's,