GEORGE ABBERLEY.
8th December 1790
Reference Numbert17901208-33
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment

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33. GEORGE ABBERLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December last, one pint pot, value 1 s. the property of Thomas Downes ; and one pint pewter pot, value 1 s. the property of Thomas Eve .

THOMAS EVE sworn.

I keep the Ship public-house, in Artillery-lane, Bishopsgate : the prisoner came between eight and nine last Wednesday evening, and called for a pint of porter; he sat some time; he told my wife that he had paid for the porter, and he ordered a glass of rum and water, and my wife gave him change for sixpence; I was coming by him, and I heard the halfpence rattle against the pot; that gave me a suspicion that he had the pots; there was a constable in the house, and I acquainted him of it, and we searched him directly and found the two pots in his pocket; he had that pot of nine to drink out of; my pots are numbered, and I am sure that is my pot: he said that he was distressed.

ROBERT LE MAR sworn.

I am a constable; I searched this man, and found two pint pots; (produces them).

(Mr. Eve deposed to his pot.)

THOMAS DOWNES sworn.

This is my pot.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I came from sea last Friday sevennight; I was rather in liquor, and I did not recollect any thing of the transaction; I told Mr. Le Mar that I was going to get a ship, and he said they would get a ship for me, and hoped they should hang me; there was a man that said he knew me, and desired him not to drag me along; he said he knew me in business for myself, and that I bore a good character: I have been a master cooper.

GUILTY .

Imprisoned one month .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.


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