TIMOTHY SULLIVAN, JOHN BUTTLER.
12th January 1785
Reference Numbert17850112-62
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty
SentenceImprisonment > hard labour

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265. TIMOTHY SULLIVAN and JOHN BUTTLER were indicted for stealing one iron bar, value 6 d. belonging to James Jones , affixed to a certain building belonging to the said James .

JACOB ARCHER sworn.

I am an iron founder, on the 3d of January, my Master, James Jones , who lives in the Minories, was informed his shop in Wapping was tearing to pieces by a parcel of people, about fourteen in number; he desired me to get a peace officer, and go and take them; I went with one Daniel Wingate , and I went into the shop, and caught the two prisoners in the fact of pulling the buildings down, and the rest run away; they were all pulling down the building for fire-wood, and pulling the iron work out, I caught the young one Butler, with a piece under his arm, there were a dozen or fourteen of them, they all run away but these two; Butler dropped the bar and run away, he said after, that he knew the bar, and had it from one of those that were with him, I did not see Sullivan do any thing only looking about.

DANIEL WINGATE sworn.

I went with the last witness, I saw Butler doing nothing, I caught him but he had nothing with him as I know of, I did not see him till after he was apprehended.

PRISONER BUTLER'S DEFENCE.

I was going to the office to get a place, I live at a public house, and the woman at the office has got money of mine, I was going through that place, I knew Sullivan by sight, I did not know his name, I asked him to come along with me, he bid me stop, I stopped for him and these gentlemen presently came in, they chucked down a piece of iron close by where I stood, and they took me.

Court to Archer. Do you know the iron? - I know the iron, I tried it to the place in the hole where it was pulled out.

JOHN BUTLER , GUILTY .

To be confined to hard labour twelve months in the House of Correction .

TIMOTHY SULLIVAN NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.


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