Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 25 October 2014), July 1722, trial of Thomas Rice , alias Williams (t17220704-23).

Thomas Rice, Theft > shoplifting, Theft > shoplifting, 4th July 1722.

Thomas Rice , alias Williams , of St. Olave Silver Street , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of John Albright , 2 gold Rings, value 38 s. on the 27th of April last. He was a 2d. time indicted of St. John Albright for privately stealing out of the Shop of Thomas Tearl , a silver Milk-pot, value 27 s. on the 18th of June last; It appeared that the prisoner came to Cheapen Rings and other Goods, at Mr. Albright's Shop, and agreed for several things, which he desired might be laid by for him, and he'd call again. When the prisoner was gone, Mr. Albright mist 2 Rings, and accidentally meeting with the prisoner sometime after, he charged him with the Fact. Isaac Skinner produc'd a Ring in Court, which appeared to be the Prosecutors, and deposed, that he bought it of the prisoner for 14 s. 6 d. Guilty . There being no positive Evidence on the 2d. Indictment, he was Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]