10th September 1788
Reference Numbert17880910-7
VerdictNot Guilty

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503. JOSEPH IVES and THOMAS BERRY were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Benjamin Allen , between the hours of two and eight in the afternoon of the first of July last, no person being therein, and feloniously stealing therein three silver teaspoons, value 3 s. a plain gold ring, value 4 s. and a silk handkerchief, value 12 d. half a pound weight of bacon, value 3 d. a quarter of a pound of cheese, value

4 d. and a silver groat, value 4 d. his property.

There being no witness to prove the robbery but a little boy, who did not know the nature of an oath, the prisoners were BOTH ACQUITTED .

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

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