William Poltney.
24th February 1697
Reference Numbert16970224-5
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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William Poltney , of the Parish of St. Michael Crooked, Lane , was indicted for feloniously stealing 28 Yards of Shalloone Cloath , the Goods of James Pettitt , on the 2d of February last. The Evidence declared. That they were washing some Cloaths in the Thames, and they did leave this upon a Horse on the Wharf; and sometimes after it was missing: another Person losing some Goods, upon search found this in the Prisoners Room hid in a Tub. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said that he had the Goods of one Thomas, a Dier, to sell for him, but could not prove it. The Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Branding. See summary.]


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