11th September 1782
Reference Numbert17820911-69
SentenceCorporal > public whipping

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ROACH was indicted in the 27th of July , three linen 1 s. two pair of cotton stockings, one linen handkerchief, value 1 s. the muslin handkerchief, value 1 s. the goods of John Slater .


I live in Fairtree-street , am a stock cutter, I lost seven shirts, (four bad) two pair of cotton stockings, one handkerchief, and a neckcloth, I cannot say to the day, but I found the door unbolted and the maid missed the linen; we found a shirt on the prisoner's back not worth a groat, and I found a pair of stockings; the prisoner worked for me.


I am an officer, I searched the prisoner's lodgings in Mount-hill Goswell-street, I found this shirt on his back, he had torn the frill off, and threw it down the necessary when I took him in there to strip.

(The shirt deposed to by Mary Dupree, the prosecutor's servant.)


The prisoner lodged with me ever since last Christmas, I found these stockings in his room tucked into an old pair of breeches.

Court. Were other men used to lay in the room? - Yes.

Court. Whose old breeches were they? - They belonged to a man that is gone away.

(The stockings proved.)

Prisoner. I bought the shirt in Rosemary lane.


To be publickly whipped and discharged.

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .

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