David Wiltord.
30th June 1714
Reference Numbert17140630-5
VerdictNot Guilty

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David Wiltord , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for stealing a Silver Tankard, Value 8 l. and two Salts, Value 40 s. out of the House of Jonathan Shackleton , on the 17th of May last. It appear'd , That the Prosecutor keeping the Castle-Tavern in Holborn , a Person came and call'd for Gill of Wine, and afterwards for half a Pint, and pretending he wanted to write a Letter, was admitted into the Room behind the Bar where the Plate was, and having written, sent a Porter with a kind of sham Letter to the Rainbow-Coffee-House at the Ditch side, and a while after, Mr. Shackleton being call'd out of the Bar, his Customer took the Opportunity to go off with the Plate. The Prosecutor, Drawer, and Porter all swore the Prisoner was the Person, but could not be positive it was he, and he bringing some Proof that he was at another Place, and some to his Reputation, the Jury acquitted him.

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