John Churchman.
16th October 1765
Reference Numbert17651016-23
VerdictNot Guilty

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538. (L.) John Churchman was indicted for stealing a wooden top to a table, value 6 d. and four wooden pannels, value 6 d. the property of Benjamin White , October 11 . ++

James Taber . The prisoner and I were at work at Mr. Benjamin White 's, bookseller , in Fleet-street ; we are journeymen carpenters : we had lost some tools, and he was suspected; we searched his apartment last Friday, and found the pieces of wood mentioned in the indictment, behind the street door; (Produced in court). I know the top of the table is the property of Mr. White.

Q. Has the prisoner that house to himself, where you found the wood?

Taber. He has, but he has lodgers; his partner lodged along with him.

Q. Do you know who took away the wood?

Taber. No. We suspected the prisoner and his partner before any body else.

Q. Did the prisoner confess any thing?

Taber. No.

Acquitted .

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