Joseph Flower.
11th December 1689
Reference Numbert16891211-16
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceCorporal > public whipping

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Joseph Flower was Tryed for Stealing a Silver Spoon value 10 s. from the Right Honourable the Dutchess of Mazareen , on the 9th of November . The Evidence said, that the Prisoner came to the Dutchess's House under a pretence to enquire for some of the family, and took away the Spoon out of the Kitchen while the Maid went to draw him some Ale, and afterwards sold the Spoon in Holbourn, all which he confest before the Justice upon his apprehension, but denied it upon his Tryal, striving to Extenuate the Crime; but that would not prevail with the Jury to believe that he was innocent, so he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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