Reynolds Winter, Susan Coats, Reynolds Winter, Theft > shoplifting, Theft > receiving, Theft > shoplifting, 28th February 1722.

Reference Number: t17220228-8
Offences: Theft > shoplifting; Theft > receiving; Theft > shoplifting
Verdicts: Guilty; Not Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

Reynolds Winter , of St.Magnes the Martyr , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of John Siddal , 72 dozen of Bathmetal Rings, value 21 s. and 4 dozen of Sword Belt Locks, value 48 s. the Good's of John Siddal; and Susan Coats, Spinster , alias Barret, Widow , alias Winter , Wife of Reynolds Winter, was indicted for receiving, the same, knowing them to be stole . John Siddal depos'd, that the Goods were lost off his Compter while he was at Dinner; that he heard of'em after by means of Mr. Wass and Mr. Anderson. Mr. Wass depos'd, that Coats and Sarah Smith offer'd him some Rings to sale, which he stopt, and they were own'd by Mr. Siddal. William Anderson depos'd, that he bought some Belt Locks of Mr. Yeomans, which prov'd to be Siddal's. - Yeomans depos'd, that he and Winter going over London Bridge, Winter went in, and took the Goods off Mr. Siddal's Compter, and he and - Jackson, sold the Belt Locks to Anderson. Sarah Smith depos'd, that Yeomans left the Rings at her House, and Coats desired her to go with her to sell'em. and accordingly they went together to Wass's, Winter in his Defence said he bought the Goods of Yeomans, and sent Coats to sell'em for him. He was found guilty , and Susan Coats acquitted .

Reynolds Winter was a 2d time indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of John Waterson , a Chints Gown value 42 s. and other Things , the Goods of Sarah Vaughan , on the 1st of January last. It appear'd that Waterson bring a Silk Dyer, had the Goods to clean, which were stole out of his Shop; and that the prisoner was observ'd, to be loitering about the Door. Thomas Yeoman depos'd, that he stood watching on the other side of the Way, whilst Winter went into the Shop, and took the Goods off the Compter, which they afterwards sold in Rag Fair. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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