John Jackson, Theft > grand larceny, 13th January 1749.

Reference Number: t17490113-2
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

94. John Jackson , late of St. Giles's in the fields , was indicted for stealing 14 yards of gold lace, val. 5 l. 120 guineas, one 40 l. bank note , the property of Henry Jackson . Dec. 30 .

Hen. Jackson. On the 30th of Dec. I lost out of a little cupboard 9 different remnants of gold lace, 170 l. in cash; to the best of my knowledge there were 120 guineas and the rest Portugal gold, one bank note payable to one Lefeavor.

Q. How do you know it was the prisoner at the bar that took those things?

Jackson. He was my near relation and servant; he told me the 30th of Dec. he would stay no longer with me, and went away about half an hour after 8 that morning: my workmen after he was gone told me they had seen him with more money than they thought he could honestly come by, of late: then, after missing these things,

I got a relation to go to take him, who found him in Cheapside; I was sent for, he confest the fact, I put him in a coach, and he carried me to a Jew who keeps a little buckle-stall under the Baptist's head 21alehouse, Holborn; there I found all the money within about 12 pounds; the Jew took the money and note out of a box.

Q. Have you any of the money here or the note?

Jackson. No, my lord, the prisoner said he was very sorry for what he had done.

Guilty of Felony except the bank note.

[Transportation. See summary.]


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