Benjamin Jones.
18th February 1767
Reference Numbert17670218-37
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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171. (M.) Benjamin Jones was indicted, for that he, on the King's highway, on John Farley did make an assault. putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and taking from his person a silk handkerchief. value 6 d. a linen shirt, value 2 s. a pair cotton shears. value 2 s. a leather bag, value 6 d. and two dozen of metal buttons, value 18 d. the property of the said John , Feb. 4 . *

John Edwards I was near the New Church in the Strand; I heard murder called first; I ran towards the place I heard it called; then I heard the cry, stop thief: I saw the prisoner and prosecutor I stopped the prisoner; the prosecutor said he been robbed of a pair of shears, buttons and things; the prisoner said, the thief ran way, pointing up an alley; I looked up that way; the prisoner set off, and I ran and catched him again; there was nothing found upon him.

John Farley . The prosecutor, was called upon his recognizance and did not appear.

Acquitted .

His recognizance was ordered to be estreated.


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