James Appleton.
28th February 1722
Reference Numbert17220228-15
VerdictGuilty > theft under 5s

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James Appleton , alias Appleby, alias John Doe , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of Thomas Wedhal Esq; and taking from thence 3 Peruques, value 6 l. and a pair of Shoes, value 2 s, on the 1st of January last in the Night . Mark Pinkly depos'd, that coming to his Masters Chambers which he had left shut in Grays Inn , he found the Chamber door open, and the prisoner coming out; that Nicholas a Porter then came to his Assistance, and they carried him to the Lodge; that they mist 3 Wigs, 2 of which with a pair of Shoes they found at the Stocks, and Richard Jones standing by them. Richard Jones depos'd, that he and the prisoner finding Mr Wedhall's Chamber door standing a Jar, the prisoner went in and brought out the 2 Wigs and a pair of Shoes, which he hid behind the Stocks and waited there, while the prisoner made a further search; The 3 Wigs were produced in Court, and a Barber being sworn, valued them at but 4 s. Guilty 4 s. 10 d.


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