Joseph Williams.
27th February 1696
Reference Numbert16960227-43
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine; Corporal > pillory; Miscellaneous > sureties

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Joseph Williams alias Glass , was indicted for a Misdemeanor for cheating John Hamond of 23 l. 10 s. It appeared that there were more persons concerned, and one of them dropt a Guinea, and the other said that he must have shares, so they got the Prosecutor into the Naggs-Head Tavern in Cheapside, and would fain have ingaged the Prosecutor to play, but he refused; then amongst them they laid a Wager of 50 l. and the Prosecutor held his money in his hand in his Pocket, but they shuffled it out, and said that he did lay part of the Wager; The Prisoner being known to be one of the Gang called Sweetners, the Jury found him guilty .

[Fine. See summary.]

[Pillory. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]


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