22nd February 1781
Reference Numbert17810222-45
VerdictNot Guilty > fault

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176. JOHN CLARKE was indicted for stealing 300 lb. wt. of lead, value 20 s. the property of Lady Diana Beauclerk , widow , the said lead being affixed to a certain wall belonging to the dwelling house of the said Diana , Feb. 16th .

( It appeared that the lead had been stolen from an observatory in the middle of the garden, and not from the wall; the prisoner was therefore found NOT GUILTY ).

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