Samuel Goff, John Robins.
2nd May 1764
Reference Numbert17640502-56
VerdictNot Guilty

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286, 287. (L.) Samuel Goff , and John Robins , together with Henry Fosset , (not set to the bar, being already cast) were indicted for stealing one wooden box, value 2 s. four bibles, value 40 s. and twelve other printed books, bound , the property of Thomas Jaques . ++

Thomas Jaques . There were two boxes brought to me, about the beginning of January, to the George-Inn, Snow-hill ; they were to go down into Oxfordshire. I am the book-keeper ; I took them into my custody; they were taken away and I did not miss them till they were inquired after; I know nothing who took them.

Thomas Lloyd . I took the box of books out of the George-Inn yard, Snow-hill; Fosset and the two prisoners were with me; Richard Swift gave Fosset and me twelve shillings for them.

Both Acquitted .

See Swift an evidence against his accomplice, Joseph Golding , for a highway robbery, (No. 22, in April sessions, in Sir John Barnard 's mayoralty) who was capitally convicted and executed.

See also the last mayoralty of Sir Daniel Lambert , (No. 5.) where he and his wife appeared on behalf of Robert Ramsey , who was cast and executed.


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