John Brockhouse.
9th September 1696
Reference Numbert16960909-58
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine; Miscellaneous > sureties

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John Brockhouse was indicted of a Misdemeanor, for taking an Iron-grate from the Freehold of Sir Richard Sands Baronet in Bloomsbury . It appeared, that coming along the street, he did see the Prisoner lie upon the Grate with his Belly, and had loosned it; seizing on him, he endeavour'd to make his escape, but pursuing him to Bloomsbury Square, where being searcht, they

found a Betty about him. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that his Foot slipt in, and so he fell down. As for the Betty, he said that it was useful to him in his Trade, he being a Carpenter . The Jury considering the whole matter, found him guilty of the Misdemeanor.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

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