Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 26 November 2014), January 1772, trial of ROBERT LINNICK , otherwise BAKER (t17720109-29).

ROBERT LINNICK, Theft > burglary, 9th January 1772.

145. (M.) ROBERT LINNICK , otherwise BAKER , was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Webb , on the 30th of December , about the hour of eight in the night, and stealing one linen gown, value 6 s. and one russel petticoat, value 3 s. the property of Elizabeth Talboy , widow ; one cloth coat, value 6 s. and one flannel waistcoat, value 3 s. the property of William Smith , in the dwelling-house of the said Edward Webb .

Elizabeth Talboy . I live in Mr. Payne's house, Liquorpond-street ; it is lett out in single tenements; Mr. Webb has the bottom room, which is a chandler's shop; I lodge up one pair of stairs. I lost a gown and petticoat on Monday the 30th of December. Smith lett a coat and waistcoat with me. Somebody came in at the window. I found the things at Mr. Needham's.

Robert Needham . I am a pawn-broker on Saffron-hill. I took in this petticoat of Rebecca Tinley .

Rebecca Tinley . I pawned it at Mr. Needham's; I had it from the prisoner; he said he had borrowed it of his sister in order to buy him a great coat; I pawned the gown for six shillings and six-pence to one Mrs. Parker.

Margaret Parker . I am a pawnbroker. This gown (producing it) was brought to me by the last witness; she pawned it by the name of Margaret Tinley ; I lent her six shillings and six-pence on it; I did not ask her if it was her own; she had often pawned things before; she said she had damaged it by setting her foot upon it.

John Dinmore . I am an officer of Clerkenwell parish. Mrs. Talboy came to me on the 31st of December, and said she had been robbed. Flanagan and I went after the prisoner; he endeavoured to make his escape; he fell in the mud, so we secured him; then he wanted to be admitted an evidence.

Prisoner's Defence.

I found the things in a bundle I saw lie under the window shutter. I desired Rebecca Tinley to pawn them.

Guilty of single felony only . T .