Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
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Roderick Awdry and William White , of the Parish of St. Margaret Lothbury , were indicted for entring the House of Thomas Gibson , Gent. on the 19th of April last, and taking 11 Silver Spoons, 2 Salvers, 2 Salts, and other Plate . The Evidence was the Prosecutor's Servant, who swore, That having been abroad, at his return he saw White standing at his Master's Door, and going in, found Awdry sitting in the Parlour, who told him, his Lady sent him thither on an Errand; whereupon the Servant seiz'd him, and with Assistance secur'd White also, who had a Salver taken upon him, and the rest of the Plate was found upon Awdry. The Matter was very plain; and tho' Awdry endeavour'd to excuse the other, by saving he gave him the Salver to carry to a Place for him, and that he knew not he had stole it, the Jury found them both guilty upon the new Satute.