Family History: Robert Brattle

Theft from


Prisoners committed to the County Gaol, Maidstone. — James Huggett, charged with stealing in Wateringbury, a quantity of corn, the property of Robert Brattle.

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, 20 July 1813




Thursday, August 19.— Before Mr. Justice Heath.

William Huggin was indicted for stealing a poke three-quarters full of meal from Robert Brattle of Wateringbury. Mr. Taddy for the prosecutor examined several witnesses, and it was proved that the prisoner was discovered in the mill of the prosecutor, being about to convey away his booty. It appeared he had made a false key for the purpose. The Jury found a verdict guilty, and the prisoner was sentenced to seven years transportation.

Kentish Gazette 20 August 1813