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Marr, arrested for stealing a sailor's bag Name Mary A Marr Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 6 June 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 41 Mary A Marr For an image of her daughter Alice Maud Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 16935100722 in album 72157 For an image of her son Charles Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 16567211557 in album 72157 For an image of her daughter Mary Ellen Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 17084333602 in album 72157 The Shields Daily News for 6 June 1906 reports THEFT OF A SAILOR S BAG AT NORTH SHIELDS At North Shields Police Court today Charles Marr Mary Ann Marr Mary Ellen Marr and Chas Marr were charged with being concerned together in stealing a sailor s bag of clothing etc valued at 2 the property of John Partis Gibson a seaman Supt Jamieson of the BTP prosecuted The prosecutor said that on the 7th May he joined the s s Camelia which was then lying at the Commissioners Staithes He was proceeding to the docks with his bag and when passing the North Shields Railway Station the defendant Chas Marr came up to him and offered to carry his bag for 1d He said he would give him 3d if he carried it to the docks and he agreed to do so He gave him the bag and told him he was going to make a purchase On reaching his vessel he failed to see the boy and gave information to the police He went to sea the same day and had just returned Two pawnbrokers assistants spoke to receiving a portion of the stolen clothing from two of the female defendants Sub Inspector Leitch said that on the 8th May from information received he made enquiries and proceeded to the North Shields Railway Station where he found the boy Marr and questioned him He told witness he took the bag home being unable to find the man who had engaged him at the dock He went to the house occupied by the defendants and spoke to Mrs Marr with regard to the bag She told him it was in the cupboard He took possession of it and found that it contained only a small portion of the stolen clothing He mentioned this circumstance to her and she said it was just the same as it was when it was brought in the previous day and that it had not been touched He searched the house and found a portion of the property and he recovered the remainder from the pawnbrokers He added that the boy told the truth at once and had given him every assistance in recovering the property while the mother had given him a great deal of trouble Formally charged the mother Mary Ann Marr said it would not have happened had it not been for need Charles who made his 13th appearance was given the option of a fine he having assisted the police and he was mulcted in 1s without costs Marry Ann Marr whom the magistrates considered was the chief instigator in the theft was committed to prison for 14 days while Mary Ellen Marr was sentenced to 7 days imprisonment Because of her youth Alice Marr was discharged The Shields Daily News for 24 January 1907 reports THEFT OF DOOR MATS MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS SENT TO PRISON At North Shields Police Court today Mary Ellen Marr 21 Alice Maud Marr 17 sisters and Mary Ann Marr 44 their mother were charged with having stolen an indiarubber door mat valued at 1 4s the property of Joseph Ostens from the doorway of his house 34 Grosvenor Place on the 17th inst or with having received the same well knowing it to have been stolen They were further charged with having stolen a similar mat valued at 1 3s from the doorway of No 32 Grosvenor Place on the 17th inst the property of John R Sutherland There was a third charge against Mary Ellen and Alice Maud of having stolen on the 21st ult from the porch of Percy Park House Grand Parade Tynemouth an indiarubber mat valued at 1 10s the property of Mr A O Carr JP In the first case Detective Sergeant Hall said that on the 18th inst he arrested the accused at their residence in Church Way He found the mat produced cut to pieces in the kitchen Afterwards it was identified by the prosecutor as his property In the other cases evidence was given to the effect that the two other mats had been similarly treated and that one of them had been disposed of at a marine store dealer s for 3s 6d Previous convictions against the accused were put in by the Chief Constable Mr J H Huish and the magistrates committed the mother to prison for 14 days on each of the two charges preferred against her and sent the daughters to gaol for 14 days on each of the three charges preferred against them These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/27451885680/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/27451885680/ Mary Ellen Marr Name Mary E Marr Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 28 August 1905 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 37 Mary Marr For an image of her mother Mary Ann Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 27451885680 in album 72157 For an image of her sister Alice Maud Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 16935100722 in album 72157 For an image of her brother Charles Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 16567211557 in album 72157 Mary Marr s arrest in 1905 was not her only brush with the police The Shields Daily News for 6 June 1906 reports THEFT OF A SAILOR S BAG AT NORTH SHIELDS At North Shields Police Court today Charles Marr Mary Ann Marr Mary Ellen Marr and Chas Marr were charged with being concerned together in stealing a sailor s bag of clothing etc valued at 2 the property of John Partis Gibson a seaman Supt Jamieson of the BTP prosecuted The prosecutor said that on the 7th May he joined the s s Camelia which was then lying at the Commissioners Staithes He was proceeding to the docks with his bag and when passing the North Shields Railway Station the defendant Chas Marr came up to him and offered to carry his bag for 1d He said he would give him 3d if he carried it to the docks and he agreed to do so He gave him the bag and told him he was going to make a purchase On reaching his vessel he failed to see the boy and gave information to the police He went to sea the same day and had just returned Two pawnbrokers assistants spoke to receiving a portion of the stolen clothing from two of the female defendants Sub Inspector Leitch said that on the 8th May from information received he made enquiries and proceeded to the North Shields Railway Station where he found the boy Marr and questioned him He told witness he took the bag home being unable to find the man who had engaged him at the dock He went to the house occupied by the defendants and spoke to Mrs Marr with regard to the bag She told him it was in the cupboard He took possession of it and found that it contained only a small portion of the stolen clothing He mentioned this circumstance to her and she said it was just the same as it was when it was brought in the previous day and that it had not been touched He searched the house and found a portion of the property and he recovered the remainder from the pawnbrokers He added that the boy told the truth at once and had given him every assistance in recovering the property while the mother had given him a great deal of trouble Formally charged the mother Mary Ann Marr said it would not have happened had it not been for need Charles who made his 13th appearance was given the option of a fine he having assisted the police and he was mulcted in 1s without costs Marry Ann Marr whom the magistrates considered was the chief instigator in the theft was committed to prison for 14 days while Mary Ellen Marr was sentenced to 7 days imprisonment Because of her youth Alice Marr was discharged The Shields Daily News for 24 January 1907 reports THEFT OF DOOR MATS MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS SENT TO PRISON At North Shields Police Court today Mary Ellen Marr 21 Alice Maud Marr 17 sisters and Mary Ann Marr 44 their mother were charged with having stolen an indiarubber door mat valued at 1 4s the property of Joseph Ostens from the doorway of his house 34 Grosvenor Place on the 17th inst or with having received the same well knowing it to have been stolen They were further charged with having stolen a similar mat valued at 1 3s from the doorway of No 32 Grosvenor Place on the 17th inst the property of John R Sutherland There was a third charge against Mary Ellen and Alice Maud of having stolen on the 21st ult from the porch of Percy Park House Grand Parade Tynemouth an indiarubber mat valued at 1 10s the property of Mr A O Carr JP In the first case Detective Sergeant Hall said that on the 18th inst he arrested the accused at their residence in Church Way He found the mat produced cut to pieces in the kitchen Afterwards it was identified by the prosecutor as his property In the other cases evidence was given to the effect that the two other mats had been similarly treated and that one of them had been disposed of at a marine store dealer s for 3s 6d Previous convictions against the accused were put in by the Chief Constable Mr J H Huish and the magistrates committed the mother to prison for 14 days on each of the two charges preferred against her and sent the daughters to gaol for 14 days on each of the three charges preferred against them These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/17084333602/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/17084333602/ Alice Maud Marr, arrested for stealing door mats Name Alice Maud Marr Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 19 January 1907 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 43 Alice Maud Marr For an image of her mother Mary Ann Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 27451885680 in album 72157 For an image of her sister Mary Ellen Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 17084333602 in album 72157 For an image of her brother Charles Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 16567211557 in album 72157 The Shields Daily News for 24 January 1907 reports THEFT OF DOOR MATS MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS SENT TO PRISON At North Shields Police Court today Mary Ellen Marr 21 Alice Maud Marr 17 sisters and Mary Ann Marr 44 their mother were charged with having stolen an indiarubber door mat valued at 1 4s the property of Joseph Ostens from the doorway of his house 34 Grosvenor Place on the 17th inst or with having received the same well knowing it to have been stolen They were further charged with having stolen a similar mat valued at 1 3s from the doorway of No 32 Grosvenor Place on the 17th inst the property of John R Sutherland There was a third charge against Mary Ellen and Alice Maud of having stolen on the 21st ult from the porch of Percy Park House Grand Parade Tynemouth an indiarubber mat valued at 1 10s the property of Mr A O Carr JP In the first case Detective Sergeant Hall said that on the 18th inst he arrested the accused at their residence in Church Way He found the mat produced cut to pieces in the kitchen Afterwards it was identified by the prosecutor as his property In the other cases evidence was given to the effect that the two other mats had been similarly treated and that one of them had been disposed of at a marine store dealer s for 3s 6d Previous convictions against the accused were put in by the Chief Constable Mr J H Huish and the magistrates committed the mother to prison for 14 days on each of the two charges preferred against her and sent the daughters to gaol for 14 days on each of the three charges preferred against them Alice Marr was also involved in an earlier case The Shields Daily News for 6 June 1906 reports THEFT OF A SAILOR S BAG AT NORTH SHIELDS At North Shields Police Court today Charles Marr Mary Ann Marr Mary Ellen Marr and Chas Marr were charged with being concerned together in stealing a sailor s bag of clothing etc valued at 2 the property of John Partis Gibson a seaman Supt Jamieson of the BTP prosecuted The prosecutor said that on the 7th May he joined the s s Camelia which was then lying at the Commissioners Staithes He was proceeding to the docks with his bag and when passing the North Shields Railway Station the defendant Chas Marr came up to him and offered to carry his bag for 1d He said he would give him 3d if he carried it to the docks and he agreed to do so He gave him the bag and told him he was going to make a purchase On reaching his vessel he failed to see the boy and gave information to the police He went to sea the same day and had just returned Two pawnbrokers assistants spoke to receiving a portion of the stolen clothing from two of the female defendants Sub Inspector Leitch said that on the 8th May from information received he made enquiries and proceeded to the North Shields Railway Station where he found the boy Marr and questioned him He told witness he took the bag home being unable to find the man who had engaged him at the dock He went to the house occupied by the defendants and spoke to Mrs Marr with regard to the bag She told him it was in the cupboard He took possession of it and found that it contained only a small portion of the stolen clothing He mentioned this circumstance to her and she said it was just the same as it was when it was brought in the previous day and that it had not been touched He searched the house and found a portion of the property and he recovered the remainder from the pawnbrokers He added that the boy told the truth at once and had given him every assistance in recovering the property while the mother had given him a great deal of trouble Formally charged the mother Mary Ann Marr said it would not have happened had it not been for need Charles who made his 13th appearance was given the option of a fine he having assisted the police and he was mulcted in 1s without costs Marry Ann Marr whom the magistrates considered was the chief instigator in the theft was committed to prison for 14 days while Mary Ellen Marr was sentenced to 7 days imprisonment Because of her youth Alice Marr was discharged These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21 This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16935100722/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16935100722/ Charles Marr, arrested for stealing a sailor's bag Name Charles Marr Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 6 June 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 89 Charles Marr For an image of his mother Mary Ann Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 27451885680 in album 72157 For an image of his sister Alice Maud Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 16935100722 in album 72157 For an image of his sister Mary Ellen Marr see www flickr com photos twm news 17084333602 in album 72157 The Shields Daily News for 6 June 1906 reports THEFT OF A SAILOR S BAG AT NORTH SHIELDS At North Shields Police Court today Charles Marr Mary Ann Marr Mary Ellen Marr and Chas Marr were charged with being concerned together in stealing a sailor s bag of clothing etc valued at 2 the property of John Partis Gibson a seaman Supt Jamieson of the BTP prosecuted The prosecutor said that on the 7th May he joined the s s Camelia which was then lying at the Commissioners Staithes He was proceeding to the docks with his bag and when passing the North Shields Railway Station the defendant Chas Marr came up to him and offered to carry his bag for 1d He said he would give him 3d if he carried it to the docks and he agreed to do so He gave him the bag and told him he was going to make a purchase On reaching his vessel he failed to see the boy and gave information to the police He went to sea the same day and had just returned Two pawnbrokers assistants spoke to receiving a portion of the stolen clothing from two of the female defendants Sub Inspector Leitch said that on the 8th May from information received he made enquiries and proceeded to the North Shields Railway Station where he found the boy Marr and questioned him He told witness he took the bag home being unable to find the man who had engaged him at the dock He went to the house occupied by the defendants and spoke to Mrs Marr with regard to the bag She told him it was in the cupboard He took possession of it and found that it contained only a small portion of the stolen clothing He mentioned this circumstance to her and she said it was just the same as it was when it was brought in the previous day and that it had not been touched He searched the house and found a portion of the property and he recovered the remainder from the pawnbrokers He added that the boy told the truth at once and had given him every assistance in recovering the property while the mother had given him a great deal of trouble Formally charged the mother Mary Ann Marr said it would not have happened had it not been for need Charles who made his 13th appearance was given the option of a fine he having assisted the police and he was mulcted in 1s without costs Marry Ann Marr whom the magistrates considered was the chief instigator in the theft was committed to prison for 14 days while Mary Ellen Marr was sentenced to 7 days imprisonment Because of her youth Alice Marr was discharged The Shields Daily Gazette reported on an earlier case involving Marr on 1 October 1904 At North Shields Charles Marr 12 residing at 24 Camden Street was charged with stealing on the 30th Sept from a timber yard at the Edward Albert Dock a quantity of timber valued at 3s the property of Messrs Pyman and Bell It appeared from the evidence that the prisoner along with two small boys had taken a barrow from a shop door and gone to the Albert Edward Dock and stolen the wood taking it round on the barrow and selling it Mr Priestman School Board Inspector said that he had had the boy under him before and he thought he had a weak intellect he had been examined by Dr Martin but had not had his report yet The Shields Daily News for 1 September 1905 reports Charles Marr 14 24 Camden Street Alexander Stephenson 14 6 Middle Street and Joseph Stein 9 10 North Street Milburn Place were remanded until Monday morning for being found begging from foot passengers on the Grand Parade at 4 30 yesterday afternoon These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21 This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16567211557/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16567211557/ James McClarence alias Henry Noble, labourer, arrested for stealing clothes James McClarence alias Henry Noble, labourer, arrested for stealing clothes http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1674/24721769886_d814fe4474_b.jpg http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1674/24721769886_d814fe4474_b.jpg James McClarence alias Henry Noble, labourer, arrested for stealing clothes Name James McClarence alias Henry Noble Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 24 September 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 95 James McClarence AKA Henry Noble The Shields Daily News for 1 October 1906 reports LARCENY AT NORTH SHIELDS ACCUSED COMMITTED FOR TRIAL At North Shields Police Court today John McClarance or Noble 24 belonging to Sunderland was charged with having stolen a jacket and vest and two silk handkerchiefs valued at 15s the property of the executors of the late J M Fisher pawnbroker carrying on business in Saville Street Joseph Fisher an assistant with the prosecutors stated that at 10 45 a m from what he was told he missed the articles from the rail above the shop door He saw the prisoner accompanied by two other men walking up the street the prisoner carrying the missing goods He followed them into Wellington Street and the accused ran into a back lane and threw the bundle into Wood s bakehouse James Wilson Veitch another assistant who joined the chase of the three men said that he followed them through the streets until they reached Coach Lane There he met Inspector Proud and after he had caught the prisoner he handed him over to the custody of the inspector Evidence of the arrest was given by Inspector Proud who stated that when he charged the accused he replied I only picked them up from the flags Formally charged by the Magistrate s Clerk he said That s right Chief Constable Huish stated that the accused made his 14th appearance He had served 12 months and had been convicted of theft twice this year receiving three months on each occasion The magistrates committed him for trial The Shields Daily News for 18 October 1906 reports from the Northumberland Sessions THEFT AT TYNEMOUTH John McClarance 24 labourer was sentenced to six months imprisonment for having stolen clothing at Tynemouth on Sept 22 Prisoner had pleaded guilty These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/24721769886/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/24721769886/ Mary A. Marr, arrested for stealing a sailor\'s bag Mary A. Marr, arrested for stealing a sailor\'s bag http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7651/27451885680_0511e33bc3_b.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7651/27451885680_0511e33bc3_b.jpg Margaret Harker alias Long alias Carr, arrested for stealing boots Name Margaret Harker alias Long alias Carr Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 15 February 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 39 Margaret Harker AKA Long AKA Carr For an image of her accomplice Elsie Newlands see www flickr com photos twm news 17006242912 in album 72157 The Shields Daily News for 15 February 1906 reports LARCENY OF BOOTS AT NORTH SHIELDS TWO WOMEN SENT TO PRISON At the North Shields Police Court this morning before Dr Peart and Mr J B Williamson Elsie Newlands 22 and Margaret Harker alias Carr 28 of no fixed abode were severally charged with stealing on the 11th ult from a shop door situate at 25 Saville Street West two pairs of boots of the value of 13s 10d the property of the Realization Boot Company The manager of the prosecutor s shop stated that on the 18th ult about 4 o clock in the afternoon he observed the two pair of blutcher boots hanging outside the door At 5 o clock the same afternoon witness missed the boots which he valued at 13s 10d The pair of boots produced by the police was one of the pairs taken from the shop door George Stewart manager for Mr C D Merkel pawnbroker Clive Street said the woman Newlands came to his master s place of business and offered a new pair of boots in pledge Observing that they had not been worn and his suspicions being aroused he questioned the woman as to where she got them She said they belonged to her friend s husband and witness told her to go and bring the friend in Newlands then left the shop and later returned with the other prisoner and a man The latter two bore out Newlands story but witness did not believe them and declining to advance anything upon the boots detained them and subsequently gave information to the police PC Radcliffe a plain clothes officer deposed to going to Stockton and receiving the first prisoner Newlands into custody On charging her with the offence she replied I only tried to pledge the boots for the other woman That morning witness proceeded to Durham and apprehended the other woman on her release from gaol there and bringing her to North Shields placed her alongside Newlands and then jointly charged them with the offence Newlands said No we are not guilty of that are we The other replying No we are not The accused had been acting together at Stockton and lived together in common lodging houses at North Shields The Chief Constable Mr John H Huish said Newlands made her first appearance before the magistrates as far as he knew but belonged to a bad school The other woman made her 41st appearance having been convicted at Stockton Middlesbrough South Shields and Newcastle for various offences Newlands was sent to prison for 14 days and Harker for one month both with hard labour Margaret Harker was also in trouble the following year The Shields Daily News for 22 April 1907 reports ROBBERY FROM THE PERSON At North Shields Police Court today before Councillor J Sanderson and Mr G H Stansfield Margaret Harker Normanby and Janet Sanderson Newcastle were charged on demand with having stolen from the person of Joseph Conaty 6d and a pot of rum on the 13th inst Prosecutor who is a shipwright living at No 2 Reed Street stated that at 11 15 pm on the date named he was in Bedford Street near to the Tiger Stairs when he was accosted by the two women who asked him to get with them They went to a room in Liddell Street and after he had given them each 1s they knocked him about went through his pockets and took 6d and a pot of rum Later he was kicked downstairs by a man and upon getting outside he saw some police officers and informed them of what had occurred PC Graham and Sergt Wilson spoke to finding one of the women crouching in a recess in the yard of a house in Liddell Street Accused pleaded not guilty The magistrates taking into consideration the fact that they had been in custody for some time committed them only for one day Margaret Harker in conjunction with Robert Jackson and Thos Bell were charged with loitering in Liddell Street supposed for the purpose of committing a felony on the 13th inst PC Graham and Sergt Wilson gave evidence in support of the charge Chief Constable Huish said he had made enquiries concerning the accused and had found that they had all been convicted for larceny Harker made her 47th appearance Thos Bell his 6th appearance and Jackson his 8th appearance The last named had been imprisoned for shop breaking and robbery with violence The charge was stoutly denied by the accused who were each committed to prison for a month with hard labour For an image of her accomplice Janet Sanderson see www flickr com photos twm news 27342884894 in album 72157 These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16822680419/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16822680419/ Elsie Newlands alias O'Reilly, arrested for stealing boots Name Elsie Newlands alias O Reilly Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 15 February 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 39 Elsie Newlands AKA O Reilly For an image of her accomplice Margaret Harker see www flickr com photos twm news 16822680419 in album 72157 The Shields Daily News for 15 February 1906 reports LARCENY OF BOOTS AT NORTH SHIELDS TWO WOMEN SENT TO PRISON At the North Shields Police Court this morning before Dr Peart and Mr J B Williamson Elsie Newlands 22 and Margaret Harker alias Carr 28 of no fixed abode were severally charged with stealing on the 11th ult from a shop door situate at 25 Saville Street West two pairs of boots of the value of 13s 10d the property of the Realization Boot Company The manager of the prosecutor s shop stated that on the 18th ult about 4 o clock in the afternoon he observed the two pair of blutcher boots hanging outside the door At 5 o clock the same afternoon witness missed the boots which he valued at 13s 10d The pair of boots produced by the police was one of the pairs taken from the shop door George Stewart manager for Mr C D Merkel pawnbroker Clive Street said the woman Newlands came to his master s place of business and offered a new pair of boots in pledge Observing that they had not been worn and his suspicions being aroused he questioned the woman as to where she got them She said they belonged to her friend s husband and witness told her to go and bring the friend in Newlands then left the shop and later returned with the other prisoner and a man The latter two bore out Newlands story but witness did not believe them and declining to advance anything upon the boots detained them and subsequently gave information to the police PC Radcliffe a plain clothes officer deposed to going to Stockton and receiving the first prisoner Newlands into custody On charging her with the offence she replied I only tried to pledge the boots for the other woman That morning witness proceeded to Durham and apprehended the other woman on her release from gaol there and bringing her to North Shields placed her alongside Newlands and then jointly charged them with the offence Newlands said No we are not guilty of that are we The other replying No we are not The accused had been acting together at Stockton and lived together in common lodging houses at North Shields The Chief Constable Mr John H Huish said Newlands made her first appearance before the magistrates as far as he knew but belonged to a bad school The other woman made her 41st appearance having been convicted at Stockton Middlesbrough South Shields and Newcastle for various offences Newlands was sent to prison for 14 days and Harker for one month both with hard labour These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/17006242912/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/17006242912/ Ellen Healey alias Stephenson, arrested for stealing a pair of boots Name Ellen Healey alias Stephenson Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 21 January 1908 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 45 Ellen Healey AKA Stephenson The Shields Daily News for 21 January 1908 reports LARCENY AT NORTH SHIELDS YOUNG WOMAN SENT TO PRISON At North Shields Police Court today Ellen Healy a young woman was charged with having stolen a pair of boots value 5s the property of David Borthwick 6 Church Way on Dec 31 Hannah Borthwick sister of the prosecutor said that the accused lodged with her for three weeks On Dec 31st witness left the house at 6 pm returning the following morning The prisoner had gone and the boots were missing Further evidence showed that the accused pledged the boots on the 31st Dec telling the pawnbroker that the last witness had sent her and that she was arrested at Newcastle Accused who belongs to Houghton le Spring made her 5th appearance and the Chief Constable Mr J H Huish said he had received information that her father would not allow her in the house on account of her bad character The accused pleaded guilty cried bitterly and promised to behave better in future She was sent to prison for 14 days These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16631926721/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/16631926721/ Alice Caush Name Alice Caush Arrested for Larceny Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 31st October 1903 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 33 Alice Caush The Shields Daily Gazette for 31 October 1903 reports Today at North Shields Alice Coush 18 19 Front Street was charged with stealing a watch valued 6s 6d the property of George Eadington a seaman Prosecutor said on 5 June last he was paid off from his ship and accompanied by two friends went to his lodgings at Greenman s Bank On the road they met the defendant and her companion and they also accompanied him to his lodgings Afterwards they had some drink and witness fell asleep When he woke up again he missed his watch produced from his pocket When he returned from sea on 24 inst he gave information to the police Mr Harrison manager for Mr Graham pawnbroker in Beacon Street deposed to advancing 1s 6d to the defendant on the watch on July 13th She said it belonged to her brother Detective Sergt Thornton stated that when he arrested the prisoner last night and charged her she pleaded guilty to the offence The Bench committed her to prison for 14 days These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/6628772179/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/6628772179/ The Irish House http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5456/17383577586_994802d80e_b.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5456/17383577586_994802d80e_b.jpg James S. George, arrested for stealing from his sister Name James S George Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 15 August 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 93 James S George The Shields Daily News for 22 August 1906 reports At North Shields Police Court today James George 15 was charged with having between Aug 4th and 11th stolen 3s in money a silver match box stand and several articles of clothing valued at 2 10s the property of his sister Alice Mary George The whole of the property had been recovered by Sergt Hall from four different pawnbrokers with whom they had been pledged by the accused who pleaded guilty Inspector Scougal said the accused had been three time convicted for larceny since April 1903 Accused was remanded for a week with a view to being committed to a reformatory The Shields Daily News for 24 April 1903 contains the details of one of the earlier cases THEFT BY BOYS Alexander George 13 James George 11 Henry Crow 13 Robert Charters 8 Montgomery Bryden 9 and Andrew Dodds 11 Stephenson Street were charged with stealing a rabbit valued at 1s 6d from a backyard at 137 Linskill Street the property of Sarah Spurling Prosecutrix said that she missed a rabbit from her back premises on the date named Alfred Hodgson an assistant with Mr Kelday poulterer Camden Street said that Charters brought the rabbit to the shop and offered to sell it saying his father was out of work He gave him 6d for it and afterwards handed it over to the police Detective Sergt Scougal said he arrested and charged the accused They admitted participating in the theft and in sharing the proceeds Alex George James George Andrew Dodds and Robt Charters were then charged with stealing three pigeons valued at 5s from the backyard of 37 Jackson Street on the 21st inst William Williamson a boy said at 6 30pm on the 21st inst he had a number of pigeons in a dovecot at the house of his parents At 7pm they were missing The birds were worth 5s Later he went to a pigeon shop in the Borough Road and there identified two of them Det Sergt Scougal said he charged the accused and they admitted stealing the pigeons and selling two The whole of the prisoners were ordered to be birched For an image of Alexander George see www flickr com photos twm news 28065712265 in album 72157 The Shields Daily News for 20 March 1905 also reported on another case involving George THROWING MISSILES James George and Robert Charters little boys were summoned for throwing missiles in Linskill Street on the 3rd inst The evidence showed that the defendants and other boys were continually annoying a tradesman in that thoroughfare On the date named potatoes were thrown into the shop One struck the woman behind the counter on the head and another smashed a window the broken pane having since been replaced by George s father George was fined 2s 6d without costs and the case against Charters was dismissed These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 This set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21 This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the UK Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/23169309290/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/23169309290/ Wilhelmina Fletcher, arrested for stealing Name Wilhelmina Fletcher Arrested for not given Arrested at North Shields Police Station Arrested on 15 August 1906 Tyne and Wear Archives ref DX1388 1 41 Wilhelmina Fletcher The Shields Daily News for 22 August 1906 reports At North Shields Police Court today Wilhelmina Fletcher 30 a married woman was charged with having between Aug 17 1905 and Aug 14 1906 stolen a silver watch and gold albert a silver brooch three fancy quilts half a dozen tea spoons half a dozen pillow cases three linen sheets three blankets and other articles valued at 6 10s the property of Jane Robertson a widow living at 58 Stephenson Street The prosecutrix said the accused and her husband had a furnished room taken from her She missed some bedclothes and taxed the accused with having taken them and she admitted having done so Sergt Hall said the accused went to the police station and gave herself up From what she said witness went to 58 Stephenson Street and ascertained from the prosecutrix that the accused statements were true Witness recovered the property which had been pledged for 1 19s 3d The accused said she had been short of money but she intended to redeem the goods The Deputy Clerk Mr A E Kidd said that this was a plea of not guilty and the court would have no alternative to committing the prisoner for trial Subsequently she pleaded guilty in order that she might be dealt with summarily and expressed her sorrow The husband came forward and said he was somewhat irregularly employed but he had invariably been in a position to give his wife sufficient for domestic requirements There were no children The Chairman Does your wife drink The husband Occasionally The Chairman addressing the accused said the Bench would credit her with the fact that she had given herself up to the police and would deal leniently with her They would commit her to prison for one month in the second division Applications by the pawnbrokers for the refunding of the money advanced on the goods were granted in this case These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne Wear Archives TWA ref DX1388 1 Copyright We re happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons Please cite Tyne Wear Archives Museums when reusing Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though if you re unsure please email archives twmuseums org uk https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/22642279164/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/22642279164/