William Boraman

  • Born: England


  • Worker at Downing Floor Cloth manufacturers in 1820
    • Location: Downing Floor Cloth Factory, Knightsbridge, London, England


Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1820. EIGHTH DAY. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 1820. WILLIAM KELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of October, 17 yards of floor-cloth, value 6 l. , the goods of Thomas Downing , Charles Downing , and George Downing . WILLIAM BORAMAN . I am servant to Messrs. Thomas, Charles, and George Downing , who are floor-cloth manufacturers, at Knightsbridge. On the 7th of October I took this floor-cloth in a cart to Miller's Wharf, Lower East Smithfield. I went down the wharf to deliver another parcel, returned in about five minutes, and missed it. In about ten minutes I found Oborn with it about thirty yards off, and the prisoner in the watch-house. THOMAS OBORN . I am a headborough. About six o'clock in the evening, I met the prisoner dragging the floor-cloth along the ground. I stopped him and asked how he came by it? he said he must do something for his victuals. (Property produced and sworn to.) GUILTY . Aged 28. Transported for Seven Years . Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Common Sergeant