Offence: Theft > grand larceny
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Ralph Walker , of the Parish of St. Mary Magdalen New-Fish street , was indicted for privately stealing 145 Yards of Silk and Worsted Lace, value 30 s. the Goods of William Thorpe , on the 7th of August last. Bowden, the Prosecutor's Servant, depos'd, That the Prisoner came into his Master's Shop, and ask'd for some Buckram , which was shew'd him, but not pleasing, Bowden search'd for more; and in the mean time, the Prisoner put the Lace mention'd in the Indictment into his Pocket, and after he went out of the Shop it was found there. The Prosecutor also swore to the Goods. The Prisoner in his Defence said, that it hitch'd upon his Buttons, and that he knew nothing of his carrying it away; which not being satisfactory, the Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment.