John Ellis.
30th May 1718
Reference Numbert17180530-9
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceTransportation

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John Ellis , of St. Giles's in the Fields , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pair of Shoes, value 4 s. in the Shop of Samuel Shipley , the 8th of May last. It appeared by the Evidence, that the Prisoner was seen to reach his Hand over the Prosecutor's Window and take the Shoes off from a Shelf and go away with them, and being pursued was taken with the Shoes in his Bosom. Notwithstanding he denied the Fact, or that he had the Shoes at all, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation for 7 Years .


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