WILLIAM JONES, Theft > grand larceny, 4th June 1783.

Reference Number: t17830604-77
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Miscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment > hard labour

430. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 15th of May last, one peruke, value 20 s. the property of Joseph Godin .

JOSEPH GODIN sworn.

I lost a peruke; my bell rung, and I ran down stairs, I found the wig laid upon the stones in Crown Court, Portpool-lane ; the prisoner said to a woman, for God's sake hide it! hide it! and he was brought up to me.

ANN LAWRENCE sworn.

I live in Crown Court, and I heard the prisoner say for God's sake hide this, and he chucked it over my shoulders, and threw it on the mat, and I picked it up.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I have nothing to say.

GUILTY .

Prosecutor. My Lord, he has a poor father and mother, be as merciful as you can.

Court. You are a very humane prosecutor.

To be fined 1 s. and confined to hard labour six months in the house of correction .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron PERRYN.


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