James Knowland.
27th February 1696
Reference Numbert16960227-4
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding; Miscellaneous > military naval duty

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James Knowland, alias Holly Hay , of the Parish of St. Gregory's, in the Ward of Castle-Baynard , was indicted for feloniously stealing from William Brown on the 20th of February last a Silver Scissar Cafe, value 10 s. and an Essence Bottle 2 s. It appeared that the Prisoner came into the Shop and cheapned some Goods, and the Prisoner fingered a great many of the Goods, and at length Mr. Brown's Wife missed the Scissar-Case , and called for one of her Servants to come down stairs; but the Prisoner leaping over the Counter, dropt them on the other side; and being search'd, the Essence Bottle was found upon him: The Prisoner said that he did not know any thing of it, he being in drink; but could not

bring any to his reputation. The Jury found him guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

[Military/Naval duty. See summary.]

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