Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 21 October 2014), April 1718, trial of John Danford (t17180423-15).

John Danford, Theft > pocketpicking, 23rd April 1718.

John Danford , of St. Helens , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief, value 2 s. 6 d from the Person of William Lloyd , the 7th of April last. The Prosecutor deposed, he perceived the Prisoner take his Handkerchief out of his Pocket, followed him and took him immediately, and found it upon him. The Prisoner pleaded he found it in the Street. The Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .( Transportation .)