William Acten, Theft > grand larceny, 18th October 1769.

Reference Number: t17691018-17
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 1s
Punishment: Corporal > whipping

568. (L.) William Acten , otherwise John Hawkins , was indicted for stealing an iron saw, value 3 s . the property of James Johnson , September 15 . ++

James Johnson . I am a carpenter . I lost a saw from where I was at work in John-street in the Minories . On the 15th of September Mr. David Davison a pawnbroker by London-Wall, stopt it, and advertised it, and I went and owned it. (Produced, and deposed to.)

William Purse . I am servant to Mr. David Davison . The prisoner having brought three saws to our house, I suspected him when he brought this. I stopped that and him.

Prisoner's Defence.

I did not take them myself, one of our trade did, and desired me to go and pawn them.

Guilty 10 d. W .


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