Patrick Lawrence.
18th February 1767
Reference Numbert17670218-34
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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168. (M.) Patrick Lawrence was indicted for stealing six steel watch-chains, value 40 s. the property of William Parker , Feb. 17 . *

William Pain . Last Tuesday night about eight o'clock, I was going along St. Clement's Church-yard, I saw this soldier at the bar running; he came by me, and a young man came running after him, calling, stop thief; I followed the prisoner; he turned short about; I turned and followed, and got him by the collar; he had these steel watch-chains in his custody; (producing six steel chains of curious workmanship) there were many people came about presently; I took the prisoner before Sir John Fielding , and he was committed to Newgate: Sir John bound the prosecutor and me over to appear here: the master and man were both here yesterday, but I am ready to think they will not come.

William Parker was called upon his recognizance and did not appear.

Acquitted .

His recognizance was ordered to be estreated.

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