Anthony Gery, Theft > pocketpicking, 7th April 1714.

Reference Number: t17140407-4
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Anthony Gery , of the Parish of St. Laurence Jury , was indicted for privately stealing a Silver Porringer, value 45 s. (the Goods of Elizabeth Fotherby ) from the Person of Elizabeth Whaley , on the 19th of March last. Whaley depos'd, That having been to fetch some Oysters in a Porringer, as she was coming home, she met the Prisoner and another; and while the other catch'd hold of her pretending to kiss her, the Prisoner snatch'd the Porringer, and being pursu'd and taken, threw it under a Stall, where it was found. The Matter was

very plain against him, (and he was known to be an old Offender, having receiv'd Her Majesty's most Gracious Pardon but last Summer) whereupon he was found Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]

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