12th September 1787
Reference Numbert17870912-114
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceTransportation; Miscellaneous > fine

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784. CHARLES STOKES , WILLIAM BRAMSLEY , GEORGE NADAN , and WILLIAM LAMB were indicted, for feloniously stealing, on the 26th day of August last, two deal boxes, value 1 s. one silk gown and coat, value 30 s. a silk petticoat, value 5 s. a cotton gown, value 10 s. three dimity petticoats, value 20 s. one stuff petticoat, value 5 s. one nankeen waistcoat, value 5 s. four small pieces of flannel, value 3 s. one flannel petticoat, value 5 s. two linen shifts, value 3 s. one cotton night-gown, value 3 s. one cotton jacket and petticoat, value 5 s. a shawl, value 5 s. one small piece of dimity, value 5 s. two pair of stuff shoes, value 1 s. three yards of thread lace, value 15 s. a pair of stone shoe buckles, value 15 s. two pair of pearl ear-rings, value 3 s. one silver pen, value 2 s. a silk pocket-book, value 1 s. a red leather ditto, value 5 s. two pair of white leather gloves, value 3 s. four ounces weight of cocoa-nuts, value 2 d. two hair braids, value 6 d. one pair of scissars, value 1 d. one pair of scissars-case, value 2 d. the property of Francis Rufford , John Willan , John Wright and John Allen .

(Mr. Allen's name being Jacob, and not John, the prisoners were acquitted, and they were again indicted under a proper description.)

The prisoners were found at the Footman in Waiting, on the morning after the robbery with the property near them. George Turtle , a hackney coachman, deposed, that the three first prisoners, and he believed the last, got into the coach, and drove to that house. In the prisoner Bramsley's pocket, was found the stone buckles, a pair of silk gloves, and a pair of leather gloves, two pair of ear-rings, one pair of wash-leather gloves, a silk pocket-book, a pair of black silk women gloves, and two locks of hair, and a quantity of cocoa-nuts. Upon the prisoner Nadan, was found a letter, directed to Miss Orton, a silver pen, and a little bit of pink silk, and an old silk handkerchief. Upon the prisoner Stokes was found, a pair of scissars with a paper sheath.

The prisoner Lamb brought his father and brother to prove, that he slept at home the night of the robbery, and also the maid servant to some lodgers in the house, who saw him go up stairs, at half after nine at night.

The prisoner Lamb called three witnesses who gave him a good character.



Transported for seven years .


Fined 6 d. and discharged.

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice GROSE.

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