Benj. David Woolf, Hannah Moses.
5th December 1744
Reference Numbert17441205-51
VerdictNot Guilty

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87, 88. + Benj. David Woolf , and Hannah Moses , otherwise Samuel , were indicted for stealing a gold ring with a ruby stone, and two diamond stones set in the same, value 4 l. 4 s. the property of John Deval , in his dwelling-house , November the 10th .

John Deval . I am a Jeweller in Throgmorton-street ; about six weeks ago the Prisoners came under presence of buying jewels of different sorts: Woolf looked upon some seals, and Moses looked upon some rings; I saw that she put one of the rings upon her finger, and put her hand towards her breast; I thought she was going to put it into her bosom, so I caught her by the hand, and she let the ring fall again into the drawer; then I desired them both to be gone out of my house; the man said he had no intention to steal any thing, and would buy to the value of twenty five or twenty six pounds in seals and rings, which he had looked out, and desired I would send them and the bill of parcels to the Rainbow Coffee-house in Cornhill, ask for one Bourne, and he would pay the money, but I saw very well what sort of People they were, and I would not send them. My man followed them to the King's Jeweller, and informed them what sort of People they were, and they turned them out of doors. Acquitted .

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