Thomas Charnock, Theft > theft from a specified place, 4th December 1719.

Reference Number: t17191204-42
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Thomas Charnock , of St. Lawrence Jury , was indicted for stealing out of the Dwelling House of Joseph Fackney , a Diamond Ring, a Silver Hilted Sword, 9 Ells of Holland, 20 Yards of Linnen, 3 Moidores , 5 Carolus's and 80 Guineas, in all to the value of 113l. on the 15th of July 1718 . It appeared that the Prisoner was the Prosecutor's Servant at the time that he robb'd him, and kept late Hours for some time, particularly the Saturday before, when he come Home drunk, and his Master told him, that if he did not behave himself better he must part with him; that on Tuesday the 15th about Noon he went out, leaving the Prisoner at Home, and order'd him to go and receive a Bill of 6 l. that coming home about Two a Clock, and finding his Door shut, concluded the Prisoner was gone to receive the Bill; that then he went into Spital Fields , and return'd about 6 a Clock, and finding his Doors Still fast, sent for a Box Maker to open his Compting House, and going in found his Desk broke open and the particulars mentioned in the Indictment gone; that upon searching after him at the Ax-Inn in Aldermanbury he heard that he was gone with a loose Woman to Piccadilly; whereupon he took a Constable along with him and went after him, where they found him on a Bed in an Alehouse, with 213 l. upon him, which he own'd to be his Master's, and that he had robb'd him, but said there was all but 10 or 12 s. of it again; that he had taken a Bank Note of 100 l out of his Master's Desk and received the Money for it, which made up the Sum; that he took an Opportunity to jump out at the Window and run away, and could not be found by the Prosecutor till of late he was taken, The Prisoner had little to say in his Defence, and none to his Reputation. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .


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