Edward Rhodes Aris.
9th September 1742
Reference Numbert17420909-36
VerdictNot Guilty

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101. Edward Rhodes Aris , of St John Wapping , was indicted, that he, with William McBride , not yet taken, did steal and carry away, twenty-nine Pieces of Foreign Gold Coin, called Moidores, out of a certain Ship called the Archibald , the Property of Persons unknown, July 23 .

Mr Crawford (the Owner of the Ship) produced an Examination taken by Justice Dennet , and signed by the Prisoner, wherein he says that William Mc Bride brought a Box on Shore, which was very heavy, and had a great deal of Gold in it, and that he gave this Examinant thirty-five Moidores of the Money.

The Indictment being laid for stealing them, which could not be proved, he being at most only guilty of receiving them, knowing them to be stole, he was acquitted .

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