John Hellier, Theft > grand larceny, 20th May 1686.

Reference Number: t16860520-5
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Hellier , of the Parish of St. Bridgets alias Brides , London, was Indicted for stealing a silver Hilted Sword, on the 11th of this Instant May from Thomas Chaffin , value 50 s. The Evidence against the Prisoner was Mr. Chaffin, who deposed that he was standing by the Water-side at Dorset Stairs to see the King take Water, that amongst the Croud he felt his Sword suddenly snatched from his Side, and the Prisoner standing next him, he seized him, but the Prisoner droped the Sword, whereupon he was Apprehended. The Prisoner making but a slender Defence for himself, and being an Old Offender, was found Guilty of the Felony.

[Death. See summary.]


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