George Davis, Theft > theft from a specified place, 27th April 1720.

Reference Number: t17200427-47
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

George Davis , alias Green , of St. Edmund the King , was indicted for feloniously stealing 350 Guineas and an Half, 30 Moidores, and 5 s. in Money, the Goods and Money of Elias Turner , Sir George Caswell , and Jacob Sawbridge Esq ; in the Dwelling House of the said Elias Turner and Company , on the 13th of April last. Richard Newton deposed that he went to several Places to receive several Sums of Money, and received that mentioned in the Indictment, which he put into a Drawer in his Masters Office; with a Book of Memorandurms; and that the next Morning both the Money and Book were gone. That the Tuesday or Wednesday following, he saw the Book and some Money taken out of the Dover-Bag in the Post Office. Mr. Love (the Post-Master's Agent at Dover) deposed, that he received Orders form the Right Honourable the Lord Cornwallis and Mr. Craigs, to seize the Prisoner in his Passage to France, which he did accordingly, and took his Papers and some Money from him; that he sealed up the Papers in a Cover, and sent them directed to the Right Honourable the Post-Master-General. Henry Marshal deposed, that he put the Seal to the Book of Memorandums, which was found on the Prisoner, and produced in Court, and swore to be the same that was in the Drawer with the Money. Mr. Newton deposed also that the Prisoner was a Servant, who received Money abroad and paid it into the Office, but had no Trust of it when there. His Confession sign'd by himself was read in Court; and the Prisoner on his Tryal owned that he took it. The Jury found him Guilty of the Indictment. Death .


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