David Tott.
16th October 1723
Reference Numbert17231016-53
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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David Tott , of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing seven Iron Hoops, value 3 s. the Property of Ann Keysar , the first of September . Ann Thatcher depos'd, the Hoops were Ann Keysar's. Thomas Hastings depos'd, That he being Beadle and Headborough; News was brought him that the Prisoner was apprehended by the Watch with the Hoops; that examining him, he told him, that he was a Cooper by Trade, and belong'd to the Ship Mary, lying at the Hermitage, and was going with them to hoop some Casks, they being to sail the next Day; but suspecting the Truth of what he said, he detain'd him, and at length he own'd where he had them. He confess'd, it before the Justice, which Confession was read in Court. The Prisoner having nothing to say in his Defence, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transportation .

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