Francis Lutterell, Theft > theft from a specified place, 30th June 1770.

Reference Number: t17700630-46
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

394. (M.) Francis Lutterell was indicted for stealing two cloth coats, value 21 s. two waistcoats, value 8 . one dimitty waistcoat, value 2 s. 6 d. one pair of silk breeches, value 2 s. one pair of worsted stocking breeches, value 3 s. one pair of buff-coloured breeches, value 2 s. 6 d. a pair of fustian breeches, value 2 s. a pair of leather breeches, value 2 s. five linen shirts, value 15 s. eight linen stocks, three pair of silk stockings, three pair of thread stockings, and 17 s. 9 d. in money numbered, the property of Thomas Jackson , in the dwelling house of William Shepherd , May 23 . *

Thomas Jackson . I am a journeyman peruke-maker , and work under the Six Clerk's Office in Chancery-lane; I lodge at Mr. Shepherd's, in Bell-yard . I have known the prisoner ten years, he has lately been a gentleman's servant . He served a year and a quarter to the same business I am, in the same shop where I worked, and at that time lodged in the same house with me. He came to me on the 23 d of May, about a quarter after six in the morning, and told me he had been out all night, and said he should be glad if I would let him lie down on my bed for two or three hours; I went to work, and left

him in my room. I was sent for afterwards, and was told my box was broke and all my things gone. I went, and missed the things laid in the indictment. (Mentioning them.) He was watched to a house where he carried them, and I got the things all again. (Some of them produced in court and deposed to.) I was told I need not bring them all.

Jos. Salmon. I am apprentice to Mr. Shepherd. I saw the prisoner go out of our house with some things tyed up in a sheet. I told my master, and he desired me to follow him; I did, to Clement's lane. He stopped at the Feathers door, and put the bundle down on a bench; then he took the bundle up again, and went in at the George. Then I went and told my master, who came, and we seized him. The things in the bundle were the property of Thomas Jackson .

Wil. Shepherd. I am a gun-maker, and live in Bell-yard, Temple Bar; Thomas Jackson lodges at my house. On the 23d of May my people got up to work about six. When I got up, I was told the prisoner had come to my house, and asked for Thomas Jackson , knowing he had lodged at my house. I went down to cast some bullets; my kinsman, Daniel Osmond , said, Uncle, there is a man gone out with a great load of things in a sheet, as much as he can carry. I said to Salmon, Run after him. I sent my daughter up to see what was gone out of the room; she found the door locked, and no key in it. My young man came back, and said, I have found where he is gone. I went with him, and desired him to stay at the door. I went in; there lay the things by the prisoner. I said to him, Pray, who authorized you to take these things away? He said, Mr. Jackson knows very well what I have done. I said, If he approves of what you have done, I shall not trouble myself about it. My young man went for Mr. Jackson. I said, You have taken away the key of the room. He took the key out of his pocket and gave it me. I sent the key home for Mr. Jackson to look into his room; he came, and said, his box was broke, and every thing was swept out of it. He opened the bundle, and knew them to be his property. I took the prisoner before Sir John Fielding , and he bound me over to prosecute.

Prisoner's Defence.

I have but little to say; what I meant was not by way of robbery. I had been ill used in the night, and I wanted these things to pledge till I could raise a little money, to be revenged for the injury I had received. I meant only to raise a guinea. He has all his things again, except the value of a shilling.

Guilty . Death .

There was another indictment against him for a single felony.

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