John Hopkins, Joseph Green.
7th April 1714
Reference Numbert17140407-40
VerdictsNot Guilty; Guilty > theft under 1s
SentencesCorporal > whipping

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John Hopkins , of the Parish of Wapping , was Indicted for that he, together with one William Freeman , not taken; did steal 5 Gallons of Red Lisbon Wine, and 2 Stone Bottles from Captain Samuel Moody , on the 23d of January last; and Joseph Green for receiving the same . Captain Moody having lost a great deal of Wine from on Board his Ship was inform'd that his Servant had sold some to Green, whereupon he got a Warrant, and went to Green's House, who readily own'd the Buying it, and that he gave 12 s. for it, but said he bought it of Freeman and not of Hopkins, and knew nothing of its being stole. He had several Witnesses to prove that it is customary to buy such parcels of Wine of Sailors, and a great many to his Reputation, whereupon he was acquitted , and Hopkins found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]

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