Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
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Thomas Noon and Mary Noon alias Wharton his Wife were Tryed for a Notorious Robbery, committed in the House of Don Diego Capyllar , Esq ; the 30th of June , and taking away a parcel of Money and Gold (viz. One Box inlaid, value 4l. one Silver Standish, value 7l. 15s. two Snuff boxes, value 5l. 10s. one little Box Chafed with Silver, value 1s. one Gold Ring set with a Diamond, value 25l. one other Ring set with a Table Diamond, value 30l. one other Diamond Ring, value 4l. 10s. one other Gold Chain-Ring, value 17s. 6d. one Pearl Necklace, value 8l. one Silver Porringer with a Cover, value 4l. 5s. four Spoons, value 10s. two silver Shirt-boxes inlaid with Gold, value 3l. four Latin Books, value 4s. one Indian stone, value 8l. two small Indian Pen-boxes, value 4s. twelve pieces of Spanish Gold, value 3l. 10s. with several Dressing-boxes, Laced Ruffles and other good Linnen of great value, besides 57l. in Moneys Numbered, all Spanish Money .
The Evidence was one Head, who goes by the name of My Lord Head; keeps an Ale-house at Hockley in the Hole, where Noon and his Wife used to Resort, with one that went by the name of the Doctor, and to the Head's House, they brought some of the abovesaid Gold, and some Dressing boxes, &c. and the Goods were owned by the Prosecutor to be his Goods, and Noon was seen near the House when the Robbery was Committed; and had owned before to have lodged some of the Goods under a Bed in Head's House, and the Doctor was one of his Gang, although not yet Indicted for the same; but the Court has ordered an Indictment to be drawn up against him, who went by the Name of Will. Warrington as his right Name, but by the Name of the Doctor as a Nick-name: Noon endeavoured to prove that he was elsewhere when the Robbery was done, but could not; so he was at length found Guilty ; but his Wife was Acquitted .