Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 22 December 2014), July 1722, trial of Thomas Rice (t17220704-21).

Thomas Rice, Theft > theft from a specified place, 4th July 1722.

Thomas Rice , (a little Boy ) of St. Andrew Holbourn , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Copper Pan, value 10 s. the Goods of Robert Harris , on the 22d of June last. It appear'd that the prisoner took the Pan out of the Prosecutor's Cellar, and asking a Carman to help him to a Chap for it, the Carman brought him to Thomas Goodwin , the Constable, to whom the Boy offer'd to sell it for a Groat a pound; but being examin'd how he came by it, he confest the Fact. Guilty to the value of 10 d .

[Transportation. See summary.]