William Ingram, Theft > pocketpicking, 3rd December 1695.

Reference Number: t16951203-32
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Ingram of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , was indicted for picking the Pocket of Richard Portlock on the 4th of September last, and taking from him two Steel-stamps for Shillings, value 2 s. one Steel-stamp for Half-Crowns, and two Steel-punches . It appeared, That the Prosecutor having discovered a Person that did make false Stamps for Clippers and Coyners, was going to Hick's Hill to prefer his Indictment against him, by the way had his Pocket pickt of the said Goods by the Prisoner, which the Prisoner when taken confest, and they were found in St. Giles's hid under some Stones and Brick-bats; but upon his Tryal he said, That he found them in Bartholomew-Fair; the Jury having considered the matter found him guilty .

[Death. See summary.]

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