Offence: Miscellaneous > returning from transportation
(The record of his conviction was read, by which it appears that he was tried in May session 1769. for stealing eight guineas, an half guinea, a quarter guinea, the property of John Lothian , in the dwelling-house of William Figg . for which he was capitally convicted, but afterward's received his Majesty's mercy upon condition of transportation for fourteen years.)
Q. You did not know him before that time?
Q. For what?
Eaton. Taking eight guineas, a half guinea, and a quarter guinea, out of the house of Mr. Figg.
Q. Whose money?
Eaton. I have forgot his name.
Q. Was his name Lothian?
Q. Is this the man that was tried?
Q. Was he convicted?
Q. Do you know any thing of his being pardoned after?
Eaton. I heard of it.
Q. Are you sure you remember his being tried?
My name is John Warner ; I never saw the witness before he came to Sir John Fielding 's in my life; I have worked hard with people in the country; I am a taylor; I worked both at Bristol and Bath a long time; I always went by the name of Warner; I have never been a week in London these three years before.
Guilty . Death .