Offence: Theft > grand larceny
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Charles Gale and Matthew Jones were tried for stealing a hatchet value 12d. from John Wilkins , a Cloth coat val. 5s. from John Martin , a Wooden Chest and 20l. in Money therein, the Money of Richard Ethye ; they all swore that the Prisoners came into a Boat that lay near Queen-Hithe , where the Goods and Money was; and the Boatman being asleep, they were endeavouring to take away the Chest, and had lift it up in order to carry it away, but were presently stopt: The Prisoners stifly denied the Fact; but the Evidence swore positively. So they were both found guilty .