Roger Cane, Phebe Grisby, Theft > theft from a specified place, Violent Theft > highway robbery, Theft > receiving, Theft > shoplifting, Theft > receiving, 4th December 1719.

Roger Cane of St. Botolph without Aldgate , was indicted for feloniously stealing 6 pair of Shoes out of the House of Daniel Bennet on the 9th of November last. The Prosecutor deposed that he lost 6 pair of Shoes out of his Shop the Night aforesaid about 7 a Clock. Edward Lloyd deposed that the prisoner and himself coming down East-Smithfield , the prisoner unbolted the Door, and he (the Evidence) went in and took the Goods, and that they sold them to a Woman in Houndsditch for 6 s. The Jury found him Guilty .

He was a second time indicted with Phebe Grisby , He for Assaulting John Raynard on the Highway, on the 16th of October last, and taking from him a Hat, a Handkerchief and a Tobacco-Box ; and Grisby for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed that he was Assaulted by two Men in Rosemary-Lane between 9 and 10 the Night aforesaid, and thrown down and tumbled in the Dirt; and lost his Hat, Handkerchief and Tobacco-Box. Edw. Lloyd deposed that the prisoner and himself were together in Rosemary-Lane, and that the prisoner knockt the Prosecutor down, and took the Goods mentioned in the Indictment; that they carry'd the Hat to Grishy, and told her where they stole it, and she Sold it for them for 20d. which they divided, and gave the Handkerchief to Grisby. They both denied the Fact, and Grishy called several to her Reputation, who gave her a good Character. But the Fact being plain against them the Jury found them Guilty . Cane Death . Grisby Transportation .

He was a third time indicted for feloniously stealing 9 Shirts and 7 pair of Stockings, out of the Shop of George Clarke , on the 28th of October last, and Phebe Grisby for receiving the same, knowing them to be stole . The Prosecutor deposed he lost the Goods out of his Shop, and Edward Lloyd deposed that the prisoner and himself committed the Fact, and carry'd the Goods to Grisby; but there being none to corroborate Lloyd's Evidence against Grisby, she was Acquitted , and Cane found Guilty of the Indictment.


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