Samuel Barnton, Theft > petty larceny, 18th October 1769.

Reference Number: t17691018-40
Offence: Theft > petty larceny
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 1s
Punishment: Corporal > whipping
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598. (L.) Samuel Barnton was indicted for stealing three pounds weight of sugar, value 10 d. the property of persons unknown, September 13 . ++

John Burch . I am a gangsman at Fresh-wharf. The prisoner had been loitering upon the keys two or three months. I have seen him put sugar in his trowsers, and run away. On the 13th of September, I catched him; when he had sugar in his pockets and trowsers. We brought him to the Poultry-compter, and took the sugar from him. There were three pounds of it in large lumps.

Q. Had the prisoner used to work upon the key?

Burch. I never saw him at work.

Prisoner's Defence.

I seeing some sugar on the ground, I took it up, and put it in my pocket. I made an attempt to run away, and this man came and laid hold of me. I had not been in London above ten weeks.

Guilty 10 d. W .

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