EVAN TIMOTHY (1804 - ) and ANN MAYERS (?? -??)
Evan, born on the 31 January 1804 and christened on the 19 May 1905 at St George in the East, Stepney, London was the third child of William Timothy and Mary Davis. He married Ann Mayers on the 13th December 1822 at St Alphage, London Wall, he was a bachelor of this parish and she was a spinster of Goldalming, Surrey. The marriage was "with consent of William and Mary Timothy, the natural and lawful parents of the said Evan Timothy". Witnessed by David and Mary Timothy. Both signed the register.
""Evan, in 1835 was living at 8 Aldgate - within, and owned a bedding warehouse. His studies brought him success for in 1852 he became an Accountant and had moved to the more salubrious surroundings of 30 Crosby Hall Chambers, thence to 13 Crosby Hall Chambers until 1863. When after more hard work he was able to move to 1 Quality Court, Chancery Lane as a qualified Solicitor. Also at this time both he and David formed the David Evan and Co., Wharfingers and Warehouse Keepers, based at Mellish's Wharf, Millwall East and with commercial sale rooms in Mincing Lane.""
Taken from the Old Bailey Records
Mr. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.
JANE TIMOTHY . I am the wife of David Timothy - we live in Barbican. On the 17th of October the prisoner came and bought a bed and bolster, which came to 4l. 10s. - she gave her name, "Mrs. Neale, 7, New-street, Clothfair;" she told me to send them there, and they should be paid for on delivery, or returned; she said she was going home to dinner, and I was to send it at two o'clock.
Prisoner. Q. Was it not ten o'clock when I called? - A. It was exactly eleven; I asked her for a deposit; she said she was in a hurry, but if it was not approved of she would either return the money or the bed.
DAVID TIMOTHY . I manage the business for my brother, Evan Timothy. I packed up this bed, bolster, and two pillows, and delivered them to Mears, at a quarter to two o'clock, to take to No. 7, New-street, Cloth-fair, with positive orders not to leave them without the money; I gave him a plain stamp to write a receipt; he returned without the goods or money. I went that afternoon with an officer, to No. 7, New-street, but could not find them; I found they had been pledged in Aldersgate-street, at four o'clock that day.
JOSIAH MEARS . This bed was given to me with orders not to leave it without the money - I found the prisoner at No. 7, New-street, a few minutes after two o'clock - she was called down to me - she called Williams from his work to carry the bed up-stairs, because my shoes would dirt the house - I expected to have the money, or I should not have let him had it - the prisoner came down and went into the back-room saying she was going to wash her hands - she came to the door with her bounet on, and said, "If you will go with me to St. John-street, I will pay you:" I went, believing what she said - she took me to a house in a court, in St. John-street, and told me to sit down - she sent a young woman out for some beer, which she poured out - the young woman said she had just had some tea - she then gave it to me, and I drank twice - she said she could not pay me then, but would give me her husband's direction, that he was Mr. Neale, a varnish-maker, Maiden-lane, Battle-bridge; I believed all this, and went to Mr. Neale, but did not get the money - I returned to New-street, but she and the bed were gone - I should not have parted with it, if I had not believed she was going to pay me.
WILLIAM ADAMS . I am shopman to my father, who is a pawnbroker, in Aldersgate-street. On the 17th of October, about three o'clock in the afternoon, this bed, bolster, and pillows, were pawned by a woman, whom I believe to be the prisoner, in the name of Ann Lee, a lodger at No. 7. Long-lane - she wanted 3l. - I lent her two guineas - a man carried it in, and left the shop directly.
HUGH WILLIAMS . On the 16th of October the prisoner took some rooms, at my house, No. 7, New-street, Clothfair; they were unfornished, at 4s. 3d. per week - she was to come in the next day - she called about nine o'clock in the morning, and said she expected a bed there, about eleven o'clock, and I was to assist in taking it in - she went out - returned about eleven o'clock, and went out again - she said she would return by one, and said if the bed was not come, it would be there at two o'clock; she returned at one, and while she was at dinner the man brought it she asked me to carry it up-stairs, as the man's feet were dirty, and I did so - she asked me to let him remain in the passage while she washed her hands, and they went away together; she returned in forty minutes, and said she wanted to put the bed at the pawnbroker's for a day or two, as she had another coming that night with the rest of her goods; she asked me to take it to the nearest pawnbroker; I thought nothing of it, and we went to Adalns' and I left it there; the man afterwards called about it.(Property produced and sworn to.)
The prisoner in her defence entered into a long dispute which had caused a separation between her and her husband, whom she stated to have had 1900l. with her, and she had bought this with a view of making him pay for it, as she could not get an allowance from him.
MRS. TIMOTHY. She never said a word about her husband to me - I saw him before the Alderman, and he desired me to prosecute her.
GUILTY . Aged 40.
Transported for Seven Years .