John Davies, Theft > grand larceny, 29th April 1685.

Reference Number: t16850429-6
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Davies Indicted for stealing one Canvas Bagg and five Pounds in Money , from Margaret Dransfeild , the Witnesses for the King was, that the said Davies came into the shop of the said Dransfeild, and she having a Bagg of Money in her Hand, the said Davies took it from her and run out of the Door, upon which the said Dransfeild cried out to the Neighbours in the Street, Stop Thief on which he was Seized by three Men, and brought back to the said Dransfeilds Shop door, but he still denied the having of the Money; but they going to search him, he got loose one of his Hands, and thrust it under his Coat, and pulled the Bagg out of his Pocket, and drops it on the Ground, and then takes it up again in his Hand, crying out, here is the Money you tax me with, which the Persons present took from him, and delivered to the Owner; the Prisoner in Excuse of himself pretended he had it not, till they brought him back to the Door, where he by chance step'd upon it, and then took it up in his Hand. But the Evidence being full against him, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]


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