Daniel Steel.
7th December 1743
Reference Numbert17431207-46
VerdictNot Guilty

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53. Daniel Steel , was indicted for stealing a Sack of Oats, value 5 s. 6 d. the Goods of John Ratcliff , Oct. 29 .

John Brownlow . October 29, I pitched a Sack of Oats upon a Bulk, and while I was drinking a Pint of Beer it was gone.

Philip Parkinson . On the 29th of October I saw the Prisoner take a Sack of Mr. Ratcliff's off a Bulk belonging to Mr. Jones's Coal-Shed , and went away with it up Lambeth-Hill; I did not follow him, I do not know what was in it.

Jury. Are you sure the Prisoner is the Person that took it?

Parkinson . I work with him, I have known him two Years.

Mary Jelly - I have nothing to say against the Prisoner, but I saw him take the Sack of Oats off the Bulk the 29th of October, between four and five in the Afternoon,

John Stephenson , William Jefford , and Mary Sharp , gave him the Character of an honest laborious Fellow. Acquitted .

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