JOHN WALHAM.
10th September 1788
Reference Numbert17880910-108
VerdictGuilty
SentenceCorporal > whipping

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567. JOHN WALHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of July last, three dead ducks, value 5 s. the property of Thomas Younger .

JOHN HANCOCK sworn.

I was standing at my master's door, and I saw that chap (the prisoner) about nine in the morning of the 30th of July last, go past the prosecutor's several times; at last a coach came by, and he catched at three ducks that were in the window and took them; two he chucked to a chap that stood in the passage, and one he kept himself, and I caught hold of him with one duck in his hand.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

The woman came out and took hold of Hancock and then said it was me; my father and mother are dead; I have no friends; I belong to St. Luke's workhouse; I live with my brother, who is a journeyman shoemaker.

Court to prosecutor. Did you lay hold of Hancock? - No, he is a neighbour.

GUILTY .

Court. Let him be severely whipped and sent to the parish officers.

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.


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