Ibraham Israel, Theft > theft from a specified place, 8th April 1730.

Reference Number: t17300408-57
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Ibraham Israel , alias Jonas , of St. Peter's Poor , was indicted for feloniously stealing eight Silver Spoons, five Silver Forks, two Silver Canisters, one Diamond Ring, Value 250 l. a pair of Diamond Ear-Rings, Value 90 l. three Diamond Buckles, and other Goods, in the Dwelling house of John Mendez de Costa , the 4th of March last.

Mr. Mendez de Costa depos'd, That he having been Abroad, when he came Home, upon enquiry, found that the Prisoner, who had gone out with him behind the Coach, had been at Home, and was gone; upon which, going to the Scriptore, found that the Things mentioned in the Indictment were missing; that he sent after him divers Ways, to Dover, Harwich, &c. and that the Prisoner was taken at Canterbury, viewing the Cathedral.

John Pisin depos'd, That he being sent in pursuit of the Prisoner, found him in Canterbury, with the Diamond Ring, and other Things in his Pocket, and that upon his being apprehended, he confess'd he had taken them out of the Scriptore; that he found the Spoons and Forks, at a Goldsmiths at Canterhury , where he had offer'd them to sale.

Christopher Simpkins depos'd, That the Prisoner brought 2 Silver Canisters to him to sell, asking 4s. an Ounce for them, and he stopp'd them. The Goods were produc'd in Court, and own'd by the Prosecutor, and the Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .


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