9th January 1776
Reference Numbert17760109-46
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding; Imprisonment

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175. JAMES JONES was indicted for stealing thirteen shillings and six-pence in monies numbered , the property of Edward Parr , December 22 d.


I live in Parker's-street, Drury-lane: on the 22d of December I went into a public-house, the sign of the Two Sugar-loaves, in King-street, Drury-lane ; I called for a pint of beer, and stood by the fire and drank it; I had fourteen or fifteen shillings in my pocket; I pulled out my money to look for some half-pence; coming through the entry, I heard my snuff-box rattle, and I saw the prisoner's hand come out of my pocket; I immediately felt for my money, and missed it; the prisoner ran directly through the

house; I have seen him there before; I ran after him, but missed of him.


I am a constable: on the 22d December I made a general search among some loose people; I carried him to the watch-house: I did not know any thing of this affair; I searched him, and found five shillings in his mouth.


I was in this house; some boys were putting fire in the old man's pocket, and taking his snuff-box out; I happened to run against him, and he said I had picked his pocket.


Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

[Branding. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

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