Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Not Guilty
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Henry Pope Indicted for stealing a pair of Fire-Irons, Value 12 s. and divers other Goods from John Durnell , of the Parish of St. Mary White Chappel . Upon the Tryal, it appeared that above fifty Pounds worth of Goods, Bedding, and all manner of Houshold-stuff, had been stol'n from Durnell, and that most of it was found in the Possession of Pope, in a Room which he had hired to put it in; and some part was sold by him to a Broker. But Pope, in his Defence, alledged that Durnell's Wife brought them to him, that they were brought in a Boat, and several Porters to carry them to his Room, &c. And it did by Circumstances appear, Pope was too great with Durnell's Wife, and that she had, at the time the Goods were lost, robb'd her Husband's House in his Absence, and carried the Goods to Pope; also that Durnell had brought an Action of Trover against him, and Pope also Arrested him; and both lying in Prison together upon the said Actions, had agreed it, and drawn Releases; yet after Durnell got at Liberty, he Indicted him for Felony, &c. In conclusion, therefore Pope was acquitted .