Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
1670. SAMUEL WOOD and JOHN WOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of July , 2 dishes, value 1l.; 2 silver butter-boats, value 1l.; 5 spoons, value 12s., and 1 pair of sugar-tongs, value 2s. , the goods of a person unknown .
JOSEPH CADBY . I am street-keeper to the Foundling estate . On the morning of the 3d of July I saw the prisoners with another person; I followed them, and saw the one who is not here, trying different area gates - each had a basket; I saw Wood go down some areas with one of their baskets, and when he returned he joined them, and returned the basket; they went off the estate; the same afternoon, at two o'clock, I saw them again: Samuel had two baskets, one in the other - they appeared heavy; I went up suddenly, and took Samuel - he scuffled and got from me, and threw the baskets at me; I called Stop thief! and Morley took Samuel - Avery took John; the basket contained the articles stated in the indictment - Samuel said he found them and was going to Hatton-garden.
SAMUEL WOOD's Defence. I found it in the middle of the road, and was taking it to the office.
SAMUEL WOOD - GUILTY . Aged 21.
Transported for Seven Years .
JOHN WOOD - NOT GUILTY .