CHRISTOPHER SNARBON.
15th January 1777
Reference Numbert17770115-11
VerdictNot Guilty

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80. CHRISTOPHER SNARBON was indicted for stealing a Bath-beaver surtout-coat, value 18 s. a pair of woollen cloth breeches, value 20 s. three linen shirts, five linen stocks, and two muslin neckcloths, value 4 s. the property of William Paxton .

WILLIAM PAXTON sworn.

Upon the 9th of December my box was broke open at my lodgings at the Blue Posts, Bennet-street, St. James's : I lost a surtout-coat, some shirts, some stockings, and a pair of breeches: about 10 days after the coat was taken upon the prisoner's back.

[The coat was produced in Court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]

WILLIAM EDMUNDS sworn.

Having heard that this coat had been stole, I took the prisoner at Ponder's End, and had him to the prosecutor; the prosecutor owned the coat.

JOHN LIBERTY sworn.

I came down on the Sunday; he had then the coat on.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I borrowed the coat of Christian Lamb .

FOR THE PRISONER.

FREDERICK RAYNES sworn.

I have known the prisoner 6 years; he is a labouring man ; I saw him borrow the coat the Sunday morning of one Christian Lamb ; Lamb worked then at a sugar-house; he is now gone to sea.

To LIBERTY. How long has he lodged with you? - Six weeks; he behaved honest; he paid me regularly.

NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice NARES.


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