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SAMUEL JOHN CHALFONT was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of August , at St. Luke, a gelding, price £12. , the property of George Gotts
GEORGE GOTTS: I keep the White Horse livery stables, City-Road, London
George Chalfont had hired a horse but not brought it back.
GUILTY - DEATH, Aged 47
SAMUEL MERRETT was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch , 1 gelding, price £5., the property of Joseph Hoggett .
GEORGE GOTTS. I keep the Crosby's Head livery stable, Old-Street-Road. On Sunday, the 23d of April, the prisoner brought a black horse to my house - he came alone, and left the horse in my stable for about an hour; then two or three people came with him to look at it, and took it away with them.
GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21
THOMAS HOLMES, Theft > stealing from master, 2nd January 1843
THOMAS HOLMES was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of Dec, 1 wrench, value 1s.; 1 drill, 1s.; 1 screw-driver, 1s.; 1 soldering-iron, 1s.; 1 chisel, 5s.; and 1 hammer, 1s.; the goods of William Cubitt, his master
GEORGE GOTTS GOLDING. I am foreman to Mr. William Cubitt, in his smith's shop. He had this wrench and other articles safe—I saw them some time in December—I cannot tell when they were missed—they are marked with Mr. Cubitt's name.
There is a George Gotts in the 1823 Poll directory, a smith, in St Augustines parish.There is no close candidate in the 1841 census.
This is presumably the same George Gotts as in 1823. It is not known whether he had more than one stable or had moved since 1823.
A connection or coincidence?
There was a firm of Cubitt & Gotts, but 1843 is very early for anyone In London. I am not aware of a George Gotts Golding either, so some work to be done here.