William Nicholson.
15th July 1767
Reference Numbert17670715-41
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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383. (M.) William Nicholson was indicted for stealing a cloth coat, value 5 s. and a man's hat, value 12 d. the property of Abraham Bligh , June 10 . +

Abraham Bligh . I live in St. Anne's-lane, Westminster; on the 10th of June, my coat and hat were taken out of the timber-yard where I work on Mill-bank ; I had been treating the prisoner with a pot of beer, and he left me there, and when I came to look for my hat and coat, they were gone; I suspected him.

John Floyd . The prisoner came into the timber-yard, and went with a pretence to go to work; he worked about ten minutes, then he put on his coat, and took Bligh's coat and hat, and went out at the gate with it; I thought he was going to carry them to him to the alehouse; after that Bligh came into the yard and missed them.

Prisoner's defence.

If he saw me with it, why did he not stop me?

Guilty 10 d. T .

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