Old Bailey Proceedings punishment summary, John Smith, 24th February 1742.

Reference Number: s17420224-1
Punishment: No Punishment > sentence respited

The Trials being ended, the Court proceeded to give Judgment as follows:

Received Sentence of DEATH, 5.

Alexander Afflack , John Lowdon , Robert Lloyd , William Plummer , and Morgan Nowland

To be WHIPPED, 7

Eleanor Burlace , John Ashbridge , Judith Cartney , William Mills , Alice Riley , Joseph Powers , and Barbara Dalloson .

TRANSPORTATION, 29

Ann Stevens , John Fryer , Elizabeth Gibbons , Alice Racket , George Cheek , C - T - John Baker , William Floyd , William Evans , * Margaret Deval , Thomas Bird , Nathaniel Nichols , Robert Nichols , John Shambler , John Brooks , Samuel Cox , Duncan Cameron , Elizabeth Edridge , Joseph Coupey , Edward Porter , James Palmer , Ann Nelson , Thomas Twist , Robert Mason , Mary Biggs , John Read , James Cunningham , James Rustat , and Dorothy Preston .

*This Person being convicted of receiving Goods knowing them to be stolen, is to be transported for 14 Years.

Old Bailey Proceedings supplementary material, John Smith, 24th February 1742.

Reference Number: s17420224-1
Punishment: No Punishment > sentence respited

John Smith was called to the Bar, and being asked what he could say why he should not receive Sentence to die according to Law, pleaded in Arrest of Judgment, that he apprehended his Case did not come within the meaning of the Statute of the 15th of his present Majesty, by which the stealing any Sheep or other Cattle, is made Felony without Benefit of Clergy; whereupon his Sentence was respited .

Old Bailey Proceedings supplementary material, John Smith, 24th February 1742.

Reference Number: s17420224-1
Punishment: No Punishment > sentence respited

John Smith was called to the Bar, and being asked what he could say why he should not receive Sentence to die according to Law, pleaded in Arrest of Judgment, that he apprehended his Case did not come within the meaning of the Statute of the 15th of his present Majesty, by which the stealing any Sheep or other Cattle, is made Felony without Benefit of Clergy; whereupon his Sentence was respited .


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