Richard Stringer.
19th April 1721
Reference Numbert17210419-11
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s

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Richard Stringer , of St. Michael in Crooked-Lane , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Duroy Wastcoat, a pair of Buck-Skin Breeches, 2 Razors, 4 dozen pair of Scissors, 11 Bath-mettle Belt-Buckles, in all to the value of 4l. in the Dwelling-House of Daniel Billingsley , on the 23d of December last. Hannah Bilingsley deposed that she employed the Prisoner to help her remove, and lost the Goods but did not miss

them till the 21 st of February, when her Husband return'd from his Country Journey. The Prosecutor deposed that having Rid a great many Miles amongst his Country Chaps, his Breeches were much wore, and asking his Wife to fetch him those mentioned in the Indictment, they were gone, and the rest of the Goods missing whereupon he sent for the Prisoner to the Boars-Head Tavern in Eastcheap, and found his Wastcoat and Breeches upon him, that he then confest the Fact, and how he had disposed of the Goods; and also confest it before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court. The Prisoner denied the Fact on his Trial, and said he was drunk, and did not know what he did before the Justice, but called none to his Reputation, neither could he Account for the Prosecutor's Wastcoat and Breaches which were found upon him. The Jury considering the matter, found him Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .

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