Jonathan Birt.
4th December 1740
Reference Numbert17401204-53
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence
SentenceTransportation

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68. Jonathan Birt , was indicted for breaking and entering the House of Thomas Pritchard , and stealing 4 Pieces of Bro Silk, value 40 s. the Goods of Gabriel Leaver , Nov 19 .

Ann Pritchard . On the 19th of Nov. the Prisoner broke my Window and took the Silk away; I ran into the Street, and saw the Prisoner about three Doors from my House, with the Silk lying at his Feet.

A Witness. I saw the Prisoner stand just against the Window, and presently I heard the Window break; I catch'd him in my Arms , and in struggling to get from me, he fell down, and threw the Silk from him .

Prisoner. I was going along , and that Man catched me in his Arms; - the Silk was two Yards from me when he took me .

Guilty. Felony only .

[Transportation. See summary.]


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