Morris Molloy.
16th January 1723
Reference Numbert17230116-2
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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Morris Molloy , of the Parish of St. Clement East-cheap , was indicted for privately stealing a Mug, the Property of Thomas Harris , in the Dwelling-house of the said Thomas Harris, on the 28th of December last. Two Evidences depos'd, That they being drinking in the House, saw the Prisoner, who was drinking there, have a Mug under his Coat; and he going out of Doors, they gave Notice to the Drawer. George Wright the Drawer depos'd, That he being inform'd, the Prisoner was carrying off the Mug, follow'd him, took him by the Collar, and charg'd him with having what did not belong to him, but the Prisoner deny'd the Matter; and he took the Mug upon him. The Prisoner pleaded, He had been drinking there some Time, and being very hungry, was not very well; and being told that Milk was good for him, he took the Mug to get some Milk in it; and took it privately, because he knew they did not care to have Milk put in their Pots: That beings a Cobler, and having a Stall hard by, he could not be suppos'd to design to steal the Mug. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 10 d. To be Whipp'd .

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