Alleged Robbery from a garden and the Colliery Thief

July 1882

Mexborough and Swinton Times July 14.

Alleged Robbery from a garden.

Robert Chapman and Samuel Chapman, both of Conisborough, were brought up before F Ramsden Esq. at the West Riding police court on Monday, and charged with stealing 13 plants, a doormat, a pair of boots, and several other things, the property of Samuel Harris, clerk, of Conisborough.

Complainant said since Saturday night he had missed 13 plants of various kinds, three door mats are piece of cocoa nut matting and a pair of thick garden boots.

All the property of produced was his.

Prisoners were remanded till Saturday.

Mexborough and Swinton Times July 21

The Colliery Thief

The men Robert and Samuel Chapman, colliers of Conisborough who were said to have stolen 13 plants in pots, three door mats, a piece of cocoa nut matting and other articles belonging to Samuel Harris clerk to Messrs, Walker and Crawshaw sanitary tub manufactures as recorded last week have been brought up on remand and the first has been sentenced to two months imprisonment the second discharged.

Roberts was the charge with stealing a clothes horse, a wash tub, a bag of nails, a brass tap and some timber the property of Geo Smith who keeps the Station Inn and also a quantity of nails belonging to the Denaby Main Colliery Company.

The second charge was not gone into. For the theft from the inn the man had a further sentence of a month imprisonment.