William Pitway, Samuel Mires, Ann Manson.
7th September 1722
Reference Numbert17220907-43
VerdictsGuilty > theft under 5s; Guilty; Not Guilty
SentencesMiscellaneous > branding; Transportation

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William Pitway , Samuel Mires , of St. Dionis Back Church (both little Boys ,) and Ann Manson , were indicted, Pitway for privately stealing out of the Shop of John Hart 11 pair of Silk Stockings, value 5 l. and other things , on the 7th of July last. and Mires and Manson for receiving the same, knowing them to be Stolen . It appear'd that the Prosecutor missing some of the Goods, examined the prisoner his Boy, who confest that the Shoe blacker (Mires) inticed him to it; and that he sold him 11 pair of Silk Gloves, and 6 pair of Silk Stockings for a Guinea, of which he received but 14 s. 2 odd Silk Stockings and 1 pair of Worked, he sold to Ann Manson an Apple Woman, and the rest to Joan Humphris a Curd and Whey Woman, both in Stocks Market. Ann Manson in her defence said, that Pitway told her he found the Stockings, and produced several persons of Credit who gave her a good Character. Mires said, that Pitway told him his Master was strainen'd for Money, and brought him the Stockings to pawn; Pitway was found Guilty to the value of 4 s. 10 d. Mires Guilty of the Indictment: and Manson Acquitted .

[Pitway: Branding. See summary.]

[Mires: Transportation. See summary.]

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