Richard Furber, Theft > grand larceny, 15th January 1703.

Richard Furber , of the Parish of St. Mary Woolnorth , was indicted for feloniously Stealing a Silver Hilt of a Sword , from John Tipping , on the 15th of Decemb. last. The Evidence deposed, That it stood upon the Stall, and the Prisoner came and took it, but being pursued, and brought back into the Shop, he dropt it under him. He denied the Fact, saying, That as he happened to come by the Shop he struck it down with his Slieve, and did not offer to steal it; but that being but a sender Excuse, and the Prosecutor having his Goods again; the Jury considered the matter, found him guilty to the value of 10 d.

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