John Harding.
11th October 1699
Reference Numbert16991011-9
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding on cheek

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John Harding , of the Parish of St. John Wapping , was Indicted for Felony and Robbery, for Breaking the Dwelling-House of Edward Sanders in the Day-time, no Person being therein, on the 27th. of September last, and taking thence two Nests of Cyprus and Wallnut-Tree Drawers, a Wallnut-Tree Table, three Drugget Curtains, a Suit of Drugget Vallens, and six Clouts . The Prosecutor's Wife said, that she was gone to a Neighbour's House, and coming home, found her Goods a Removing, upon which, she cried out Thieves, and People coming to her Assistance, the Prisoner was taken. The Prisoner upon his Tryal said, that he took no more than what was his own, saying, he had married the Prosecutor's Mother, and that she had taken his Goods, and gave them to her Daughter; but he could not prove that, and the Prosecutor alledged that she bought them with her Money, and called Witnesses to prove the same; the Jury thereupon found him Guilty of the Felony only, and acquitted him of the Robbery .

[Branding. See summary.]

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