3rd June 1789
Reference Numbert17890603-7
SentenceImprisonment > house of correction

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412. ISAAC FRAMPTON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , ten carpenter's planes, value 30 s. two saws, value 5 s. one oil-stone, value 2 s. six chissels, value 3 s. one adze, value 12 d. the property of Robert Milton .


I am a journeyman carpenter , I lost ten planes and two saws, and a Turkey oilstone, five or six chissels, an iron adze; they were all my own, the axe was my partner's, they were lost out of the new house in the City Gardens ; I have received six planes, and the axe and the adze are found, and I believe all the chissels; I received them from William Lovering for

whom I work; I never saw the prisoner before that day.


I am a master carpenter; the day after the building was robbed I found the prosecutor absent, I heard he had lost all his tools; a few days afterwards, on Saturday the 9th of May, between twelve and one, as I was coming through White's-row, I saw the prisoner offering a basket of tools for sale, I looked into the basket, and the very first thing I saw was a plane I knew; just as I got to the door, the man said to the woman, if you will give me seven shillings and six-pence for them, you shall have them; I understand the woman had bid money for them before; I then took up the torus plane into my hand, I said to the prisoner, are you a carpenter? yes, says he; have you worked with this plane? and he said yes, a twelvemonth; I said, it has not been made many days; I detained him and sent for my man; the tools were marked with his name, Robert Milton ; and then the prisoner said his name was Robert Milton .

(The tools produced and deposed to.)


That morning I met with the tools going up to Islington to work; I work for Mr. Handcock, and I found this basket of tools in a dry ditch; in a day or two after I offered them for sale; my wife was with me but nobody else.

Lovering. When I first interrogated him he told me he had left off carpentering, and was a peg-maker to the brewers.


Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

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