John Thomas.
13th April 1763
Reference Numbert17630413-37

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187. (L.) John Thomas was indicted for stealing a pair of silver shoe-buckles, val. 17 s. 6 d. the property of John Rooke , March 11 . +

The prosecutor deposed, he lost his buckles from on board his own barge when he was asleep, between the 11th and 12th of March, the barge lying on the mud near the shore Black-friars, and he found them again in the shop of Mr. Moore, a goldsmith in Fleet-street. (Produced and deposed to.)

John Dcacon , servant to Mr. Moore, deposed, he bought the buckles of the prisoner on the 11th or 12th of March.

The prisoner, in his defence, said, one James Lawless gave him the buckles to sell for him.

Guilty . T .

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