James Rider.
6th September 1769
Reference Numbert17690906-99
VerdictNot Guilty

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540. (L.) James Rider was indicted for stealing a woollen cloth coat, value 20 s. the property of Richard Maynard , July, 8 . *

Richard Maynard . I live in Windmill-court , near the Cloisters. I was not at home at the time.

Ann Hopson . I had been at Newgate-market on the 8th of July, and coming back I saw the prisoner run out at Mr. Maynard's shop with a coat under his arm. He was taken on the Wednesday following upon Snow-hill.

Maynard. The prisoner was taken about a fortnight after, and put in the Compter. There was another lad taken up for stealing a watch; he was also put into the Compter. He said he met the prisoner on the 8th of July, that he had some shoes and stockings, and he tossed up with the prisoner, and the prisoner lost the coat. Then, as he had won it, he sent it by one Jane Smith to pawn on Snow-hill. This I was told. I went and found the coat pawned. I paid five shillings and three-pence for it, and took it out. (Produced in court.) This is it, it is my property.

Acquitted .

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