William Stanton, Thomas Bell.
14th October 1702
Reference Numbert17021014-1
VerdictNot Guilty

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William Stanton and Thomas Bell , of the Parish of St. Michael Queen-hith , were Indicted for feloniously stealing a Sculler-boat, value 50 s. from George Bignall , and two Sculls, value 3 s. from Nicholas Gilbert , on the 21st of September last. There was no Evidence that saw the Prisoners take the Boat from the place where it was lost, or the Sculls; and the Prisoners alledging their Innocence, saying that they had been drinking at the five Bells in Wood-street with a Friend, and staying late, they came to Queen-hith and called for a Sculler, but none came; at last they went over some Lighters, where they step'd into the Boat and was taken. The Jury acquitted them.

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