Thomas Granger, Theft > theft from a specified place, 14th July 1731.

Reference Number: t17310714-53
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Thomas Granger , alias Coffil , of St. Mary Le Bone , was indicted for feloniously stealing 38 Guineas, the Property of Benjamin Huffam Esq ; in the Dwelling House of Charles Leman Esq ; the 29th of May last.

Colonel Huffam deposed, That being informed by Capt. Leman, that his Bureau had been broken open, and his Servant gone, he desired him to enquire after him, and he was taken accordingly, and that he had lost 38 Guineas.

Captain Leman depos'd, That the Bureau being broken open, and the Money missing, Madam Huffam desired him to go to the Tower to acquaint the Colonel; that he did so, and afterwards riding to Acton in pursuit of the Prisoner, he was directed to go to Turnham-Green, where describing him, he heard he had been there that Day, and had bought a new Frock and a Horse at Brandford, and was going towards Oxford; that he then came back to London, and sent the following Evidences after him.

James Silk depos'd, That he pursuing the Prisoner, heard of him at High-Wickham , and at Stoken-Church Turn-pike, but miss'd of him at Islip ; that he went to Worcester, gave Notice of him at the Turn-pike, and heard at Pasbur that he was gone to Broomsgrove . That being obliged to come up to the Review, he returned back, and two Persons at Pasbur pursued him, and took him at Ludlow ; that he went to Ludlow to fetch him up, and that the Prisoner owned that he had broke open the Bureau, and stolen the Money.

Edward Leicester depos'd, That on the 29th of May last, the Prisoner as he was buying a Frock, he ask'd for a Horse, either to be hired or sold, telling him, he lived with Colonel Somebody, whose Name he (this Evidence) did not remember; that he telling him his Son had one, which he seeing, and liking, bought it for seven Guineas; and also the Saddle for 10 s. and 2 s. for the Saddle-Cloth.

The Prisoner had spent of the 38 Guineas, all but 15 Guineas and a Crown Piece, and 4 d. Farthing. The Fact being plainly proved, and by the Prisoner's own Confession, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Death .


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