John Jones, Theft > pocketpicking, 3rd December 1695.

Reference Number: t16951203-14
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Jones alias Hodge of the Parish of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Margaret Burt , Spinster , on the 10th of November last, of a Silver Thimble, value 12 d. and two Shillings in Money, numbered . It appeared, That she being at the Portugal Ambassador's Chappel in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields , said, That her Pocket was picked of the aforesaid things; and the Prisoner being known to be a Pick-pocket, they took him upon Suspicion, and searching him, they found the Thimble hid in the Roll of his Stocking, and the Money was found in his Shooes, which the Prosecutor owned to be hers. The Prisoner said, That he found them in the Chappel, but could not prove it, and could give no good account of his Life and Conversation; the Jury found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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