Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
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Robert Goading . On Monday last an evidence that is here, (Binion) came to me and told me he saw a man on a house that belonged to Sir Marmaduke Wyvill , taking the lead off from the window; I went there, and ordered him to bring two men with him, which he did; I ordered him to go in
Q. Did he own any thing ?
Goading. No, he did not; when I was in the house last I saw the lead in its proper place.
James Binion As I was at my father's house last Monday between three and four in the evening, I saw the prisoner at the bar on this house, it is opposite to my father's, he was taking the lead from off the middle garret window; I saw part of his body out at the window; then he came down to the one pair of stairs window and put his foot on the lamp-iron, which gave way. so he fell into the street: then he said he had broke his leg, I went and assisted him.
Q. Are you positive the prisoner is the man?
Binion. I am, my lord.
Eleanor Barrass . I live servant in great Ormond-street , near this empty house were the lead was removed ; I saw the prisoner at the bar with his head out at a window towards the street, he was taking off the lead; he did not take it quite off while I looked at him, it was fast at one end.
Q. Why did not you watch him till you saw him take it away?
Barrass, I thought he was a labourer employ'd there.
I know nothing at all of the matter.