Josiah Brooks, Theft > grand larceny, 16th April 1729.

Reference Number: t17290416-28
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 1s
Punishment: Transportation
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Josiah Brooks , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for stealing 34 lb. of Beef , the 3d of April last, the Goods of Hugh Gilbert , who depos'd, That the Beef was hanging at his Stall in Leadenhall-Market ; that it being missing, he was inform'd a Person was seen to carry such a Piece to the Hole in the Wall, an Alehouse; where he went, and found both Beef and Prisoner, who pretended he had bought it of some Persons he met in Wapping; but this not being prov'd, nor believ'd by the Jury, and the Butcher being positive it was his Beef, the Jury found him guilty to the Value of 10 d .

[Transportation. See summary.]

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