William Worgan.
12th October 1743
Reference Numbert17431012-26
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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489. William Worgan was indicted for stealing three Gallons of Geneva, value 6 s. the Goods of Loth Leader , Sept. 14 .

Loth Leader. The Prisoner lived with me from November till February 7, and since he has been gone from me, I took up another Servant for robbing me; and he confessed, the Prisoner assisted him in robbing me; I took up the Prisoner, and he confessed, that they had robbed me of three Gallons of Gin; and that he, and the other, had sold it, and divided the Money between them; I take it the Thing was done in this Manner; suppose a Woman sends for a Gallon of Gin, they took it in a two Gallon Runlet, which they filled, delivered the Gallon to her, and sold the rest.

- Hill. Mr Leader came to me, and said, I must take up his Man Jemmy (that is, Jemmy Blank) and when I took him up, he owned, he had robbed Mr Leader; said Mr Leader, Was William Worgan over concerned with you? He said, Yes; that when they carried Gin to Owen's, they took two Gallons instead of one, and sold the other, and divided the Money between them - I am positive, he owned, that he did it three Times.

Edward Bilby . The Prisoner lived with me three Months since he left Mr Leader, and he never wronged me of a Farthing, and I have treated him with 3 l at a Time.

James Harris . The Prisoner loged with me two

or three Years, I never knew any Harm of him in my Life; and I have known him him 20 Years.

William Collier . I have known the Prisoner a great many Years, and he always was accounted a very honest Man.

Thomas Jackson . I have known him about 12 Years; he has the Character of an honest Man, and always industrious to work when he could get Business.

Jane Bowers . I have known him twenty-two Years, and never knew any Ill of him; he is a hard-working Man. Guilty 10 d .

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