John Roffe.
17th April 1765
Reference Numbert17650417-47
VerdictNot Guilty

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267. (M.) John Roffe was indicted for stealing two hempen sacks, value 4 s. 6 d. six iron horse-shoes, value 1 s. and three pigeons, value 9 d. the property of John Twyford , and one hempen sack , the property of John Taylor , March 11, 1760 . ++

John Twyford . I live at Hendon ; the prisoner worked for me about five years ago; at that time I missed a great many pigeons; I got a warrant from Justice Welch, and three sacks were found; two of them my property, my name was at length upon them; the prisoner lodged at the house where they were found; the prisoner went off, and I never heard of him after, till about two months ago. He was taken at St. Alban's; three pigeons were found in the sacks, and some horse-shoes lying by them; one sack was the property of John Taylor .

William Smith , and Mary his wife, deposed, That he lodged at their house about five years ago; they confirmed Twyford's testimoney as to the things being found in the prisoner's lodging room.

Prisoner's Defence.

I never brought a sack there in my life.

Acquitted .


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