George Hutchinson, Anthony Waldron, Theft > theft from a specified place, Theft > theft from a specified place, 11th September 1717.

Reference Number: t17170911-4
Offences: Theft > theft from a specified place; Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdicts: Not Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

George Hutchinson , and Anthony Waldron , of the Ward of Farringdon , were indicted for privately stealing a Cloth Coats, value 40 s. a Cloth Wastcoat 15 s. a Pair of Breeches 7 s.3 Yards of Cloth 45 s. and other Goods, out of the Dwelling-house of William Yerbury , the 30th of August last. The Evidence depos'd the Prisoner was Servant to the Prosecutor, and took the Opportunity of conveying away the Goods out of a Closet and sold them; the Person who bought them of him came in an Evidence against him. The Prisoner pretended that Anthony Waldron took them, telling him that his Master had given them to be divided betwixt them. But there being no Proof of him Assertion, and Waldron having a very good Character given him by several Persons of Repute, and by his Master himself, the Jury acquitted him, and found Hutchinson only Guilty of the Indictment.

He was likewise a second time indicted for stealing a Perriwig, value 6 l. of the said Mr. Yerbury from his House at Hampstead. The Evidence depos'd the Prisoner being sent from the Prosecutor's House at London to his House at Hampstead along with a Gentleman that went to see his Master, after his going away the Wig was missing; the Prisoner was taxed with it but denied it, whereupon he was turned away; Henry Bulman depos'd, that he bought the Wig of the Prisoner, and that he told him it was the Wig of a Gentleman that died at Oxford of the Small Pox, and so the Deceased's Relations not caring to wear it, they gave it him; and that he bid him come again and he would sell him his Livery, but when he went he found the Prisoner was gone from Mr. Yerbury; whereupon he carried the Wig to Mr. Yerbury, upon which he was apprehended: Whereupon be owned the taking of the Wig; however denied it on his Trial, saying that he found it in the Road near Hampstead; but this did not avail him. The Fact being plain, the Jury found him Guilty of this Indictment also.

[Death. See summary.]


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