John Richardson, Joseph Richardson, William Payne, Lippe Bochero, William Penn.
11th September 1771
Reference Numbert17710911-80
VerdictsNot Guilty; Not Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
SentencesDeath; Transportation

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633, 634, 635, 636. (M.) John Richardson , Joseph Richardson , William Payne and Lippe Bochero were indicted, the three first for breaking and entering the dwelling house of Edmund Green , on the 11th of May , about the hour of twelve at night, and stealing two silver table spoons, value 10 s. one cloth coat, value 5 s. one pair of silver shoe buckles, value 10 s. one watch movement, value 30 s. one metal watch, value 20 s. and one silver table punch ladle, value 5 s. the property of the said Edmund, in his dwelling house ; and the last for receiving two silver table spoons, one cloth coat, one silk cloak, one other cloth coat, one pair of shoe buckles, and one metal watch, parcels of the above goods, well knowing them to have been stolen , May 11th . +

All acquitted .

(M.) John Richardson, William Payne, and Lippe Bochero were a second time indicted, the two first for breaking and entering the dwelling house of Charles Bocock , on the 16th of May , about the hour of one in the night, and stealing one linen gown, value 5 s. four linen shifts, value 6 s. eight muslin neckcloths, value 6 s. one silk handkerchief, value 1 s. and three table cloths, value 12 s. the property of the said Charles, in his dwelling house ; and the last for receiving the said goods knowing them to have been stolen .

There was no evidence, but that of the accomplice, on either of these indictments, to bring the charge home to the prisoners.

All acquitted .

(M.) William Penn was a second time, and William Payne a third time indicted, the first, for that he, on the king's highway, on John Ward did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person one metal watch, value 40 s. and 31 s. in money, numbered, the property of the said John , and the other for receiving the watch well knowing it to have been stolen , July 25th .

The prosecutor was in the Derby coach, and was robbed at the same time as Mr. Broadhurst, see Number 613, 614. The evidence was the same as on that trial. The watch was found at Payne's lodgings; in his chest, it was produced and deposed to by the prosecutor.

"Payne in his defence said he did not know the watch was in his chest."

Penn, Guilty . Death .

Payne, Guilty , T. 14 years .


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