James Hall, Killing > petty treason, Theft > theft from a specified place, Theft > theft from a specified place, 28th August 1741.

Reference Number: t17410828-2
Offences: Killing > petty treason; Theft > theft from a specified place; Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdicts: Guilty > pleaded guilty
Punishments: Death

2. James Hall , of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for that he being a servant to one John Penny , gent . not having the fear of God before his eyes, &c. on the 18th day of June on the said John Penny , then and there being his master, in the peace, &c. traiterously, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice afore-thought did make an assault, and with a certain iron bar, val. 2 d. which he the said Hall in his right hand had and held, on the hinder part of the head of him the said John Penny , traiterously, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice afore-thought did strike, giving to him one mortal blow which broke his skull; of which said mortal blow he then and there instantly died .

He was a 2d time indicted for stealing a silver case for instruments cover'd with shagreen, a lancet with a tortoiseshell handle, a pair of steel scissars, a blade of a knife, a blade of a penknife, a silver ear picker, a pair of tweesers, a pair of steel spurs, a silver pencil, 2 razors, 7 sticks of sealing wax, 2 pair of gloves, a green silk purse, 12 guineas, and 20 half guineas, the goods and money of John Penny , gent. in his dwelling-house , June 18th .

He was a 3d time indicted for stealing a silver case for instruments, cover'd with shagreen, a lancet with a tortoiseshell handle, a pair of steel scissars, a blade of a knife, a blade of a penknife, a silver ear picker, a pair of steel tweesers, a silver pencil, 2 razors, 7 sticks of sealing wax, a pair of gloves, a green silk purse, 12 guineas, and 20 half guineas, the goods and money of a person unknown, in the dwelling-house of a person unknown , June 18th .

The Prisoner pleaded guilty to each indictment , and received sentence of Death accordingly.


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