Stephen Cook.
11th September 1771
Reference Numbert17710911-74
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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623. (L.) Stephen Cook was indicted for stealing two pair of men's shoes, value 3 s. the property of Thomas Ellison , August 25th . ++

Thomas Ellison . I am a cobler , in Field lane . A neighbour informed me that a man had stole a pair of shoes from my window. I went out after him, but missed him; when I came back I found my wife had got him in custody.

Susanna Ellison . I saw the constable take the prisoner, in Chick lane, with our two pair of shoes upon him.

Alexander Moetts On Sunday, the 25th of last month, I was going down Chick lane, this woman came out and said that that soldier had her shoes. I stopt him, and found one pair in his pockets; he had got another pair tucked under his coat between his shoulders.

(The shoes produced, and deposed to by the prosecutor.)

Prisoner's Defence.

I bought those two pair of shoes, for three and sixpence; of a man in Chick lane.

Guilty, 10 d. T .

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