Charles Hudson, Theft > grand larceny, 15th January 1719.

Reference Number: t17190115-25
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

Charles Hudson , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for stealing 2 scarlet Coach Seats , the Property of Gilbert Sheldon , Esq ; the 16th of this Instant January ; it appeared by the Evidence, as the Coach was going slowly into little Ormond-yard , that the Prisoner and another were seen about the Coach, one on the one side and the other on the other, that the other; Person threw out the Seats to the Prisoners who told them up and was running away, but being feen was pursued and taken the Prisoner deny'd the fact; and pleaded he was a Ticket Porter , and not only shew'd his Ticket in Court but brought one who also confirmed it, and that, he ply'd in Fish-street, but Jonathan Wild said he was the greatest stealing of Coach Seats in England and had been in quest of him, a full Month on that account the fact being plainly prov'd the Jury found him guilty of Indictment. Transportation .


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