John Johnson, Theft > theft from a specified place, 7th April 1714.

Reference Number: t17140407-25
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Johnson , of the Parish of St. James's Westminster was Indicted for stealing 3 Suits of Cloths, a Riding-Coat, Linnen, and other Goods out of the Stables of the Lord Paget , on the 17th of March last. It was depos'd That about 9 at Night the stables being found open, and a Man seen go by with a Bundle, he was pursu'd, and thereupon drew a Pistol, and fir'd at one of the Pursuers, but was taken, and threw down the Goods. He said in his Defence, That he was coming from Chelsea, and the Cloaths were given him to carry, and that he deliver'd 'em as soon as they were own'd; but the Matter being very plain, the Jury found him Guilty . - Note, This pretended J. Johnson is Cullum who kill'd Mr. Perry the Turnkey of New-Prison.

[Death. See summary.]


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