Joseph Powis.
28th April 1731
Reference Numbert17310428-23
VerdictGuilty > theft under 40s

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Joseph Powis , of St. Clement's Danes , was indicted for feloniously stealing divers Goods

of Edward Williams Esq ; in the House of Rachel Swift , the 17th of March last.

Sarah Bellas depos'd, That her Lady being dead, and before the Corps was carried out of Town, her Master ordered her to put up her Apparel, Rings, &c. safe in Boxes; that one of the Locks of the Boxes being faulty, her Master order'd her to send for the Prisoner's Father, who was Smith to the Family, to put on a new Lock; that the Prisoner coming instead of his Father, put on a new Lock, and the Goods were Lock'd up safe; and he being left in the Closet to mend some other Things that wanted mending (as it afterwards appear'd) found an Opportunity to open the Box, and took out some of the Things of Value, some of which were found where he had pawned them. The Fact being plainly proved, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 39 s.

[Transportation. See summary.]

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