Charles Brown.
1st May 1717
Reference Numbert17170501-5
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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Charles Brown , of London, was indicted for breaking open the Shop of George Scott in the night time, and stealing thence 8 Wheaten Loaves, value 8 s. and 2 Shillings in Halfpence , the 2d of March last. The Prosecutor deposed, that his shop being broken, he suspected the Prisoner (who was appointed to watch some shops and stalls in Newgate-Market) and thereupon apprehended him. The Prisoner did not deny his being concerned in the fact, but said there were four of them concerned in it, and that they threaten'd to knock him down if he would not be their accomplice; that the bread was divided amongst them. The value being small, and no evidence of his committing the Burglary, the Jury found him guilty to the value of 10 d. only.

[Whipping. See summary.]


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