John Littlehales.
15th January 1700
Reference Numbert17000115-29
SentencesMiscellaneous > fine; Miscellaneous > sureties

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John Littlehales , was Indicted for a Misdemeanor upon three Indictments, the first for Extorting from Robert Cook a Carrier 5 l. under pretence of a Warrant for Drawing with Six Horses at Length, whereas in truth he had no such Warrant . The Second for Extorting from Thomas Southgate 5 l. upon the same pretence . And the third for Extorting from Richard Hurst likewise 5 l. under the same pretence ; the first Evidence Deposed that for some Years past, he and his Father paid the Prisoner a Guinea a Quarter, and he did pretend to License him to go with Six Horses in Length, he further said that from August 1698. he had paid him near 50 l. besides a Guinea a Quarter, That he paid him the Money at the Bull-Inn in Bishop's Gate-street, and the Prisoner then told him if he would pay him the 5 l. he would not trouble him any more for a Quarter of a Year, and that he did say that he was Deputy Surveyor of the High-Wayes, and had a Licence from Esq; Lawrence, whereas in truth he had no such thing to produce; all the other Evidences Deposed that they were present at the Bull-Inn, when the first 5 l. was paid and that they had paid him several considerable Summs at times besides the 5 l. which they paid when Cook paid his. The Prisoner denied the Fact and said that he did only Borrow the Money, but the Evidences all alleadged the Contrary, and that by such means he had got a great deal of Money at several times, whereby he had Enriched himself, being fully proved against him, he was found Guilty of all the said Indictments,

[Fine. See summary.]

[Provide sureties for good behaviour. See summary.]

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