ROBERT CAMERON.
9th January 1776
Reference Numbert17760109-44
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding; Imprisonment

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171. ROBERT CAMERON was indicted for stealing one half-wooded firkin, value two-pence, and sixteen pound weight of salt-butter, value ten shillings , the property of Francis Friend , December 14th .

FRANCIS FRIEND sworn.

I am a cheese-monger , and live in Smock-alley ; I lost half a firkin, with about sixteen pound weight of butter in it, on Thursday the 14th of December: I was not at home when it was lost.

ELIZABETH RYDER sworn.

I am a cordwainer, and am Mr. Friend's servant: I saw the arm of the prisoner shutting the door; this was half after eight at night, about the middle of the month of December; the butter was under his arm: he ran away, I ran after him: I saw the firkin on the compter about ten minutes before I followed the prisoner; I cried out stop thief, and he was taken; he threw the butter down, and I took it up; I am certain the prisoner is the man: he was not out of my sight.

JOHN BARRETT sworn.

I live near the prosecutor: I heard the cry stop thief; I saw t he prisoner running, and stopt him; the butter was dropped before I saw him.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I was taken by Bell-lane; the butter was dropped by Widegate-alley; I heard the cry stop thief, and run as well as other people.

GUILTY .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

[Branding. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]


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