John Cartwright, Theft > theft from a specified place, 31st August 1726.

Reference Number: t17260831-19
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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John Cartwright , was indicted for stealing a Watch, value 5 l. and 25 s. the Goods and Money of John Chauvin , 3 Silver Spoons, and 79 l. the Goods and Money of Thomas Chauvin Jun. in his House .

John Chavin thus depos'd. The Prisoner was my Servant , he lighted me to Bed about a 11 at Night, and as I suppose came afterwards into my Room, while I was asleep, for when I waked I mist my Watch, Money, and the Key of the Till out of my Breeches; - I went down and mist 79 l. out of the Till, but the Prisoner was gone.

Robert Parger thus depos'd. I live in Abergavenny in Wales, the Prisoner desir'd me to let him leave this Watch, and 3 Silver Spoons, in my Hands, which I granted; He courted a young Woman soon after, and in his discourse told her, that the Prosecutor, who liv'd in Pater-noster Row , was his Brother. She sent thither privately to enquire of the truth of it, and by that means he was discover'd. Guilty Death ,

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