7th September 1774
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586. (M.) EDWARD BICKLEY was indicted for stealing two woollen waistcoats, value 5 s. a linen shirt, value 3 s. a silk handkerchief, value 3 s. a pair of woollen stockings, value 1 s. a pair of base metal shoe buckles, value 1 s. a pair of men's leather shoes, value 2 s. and a silver watch, value 40 s. the property of Owen Cosgrave ; a woollen waistcoat, value 2 s. a pair of men's leather shoes, value 1 s. a pair of base metal shoe buckles, value 1 s. and a linen handkerchief, value 1 s. the property of David Marshall , July 27th . *

Owen Cosgrave . I am a bricklayer , and lodge in Dyer-street . On the 7th of July last, about three in the morning, I missed two bundles; the prisoner was brought up by the landlord with two bundles in which all my things were, except the watch and some of the other prosecutor (Marshall's) goods.

David Marshall I lay in the same bed with Mr. Cosgrave; the prisoner lay in the same room; being awake about three in the morning I saw him go out of the room with two bundles under his left arm; I awaked Cosgrave and rose myself; I presently missed my shirt; I ran down stairs, and stopped the prisoner at the door; I saw the prisoner drop two bundles down the kitchen stairs; they were brought up in these bundles; they were my goods. (They were produced in Court and deposed to by the prosecutor.)

The prisoner said nothing in his defence.

Guilty . T .

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