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<persName id="t17321206-36-defend236" type="defendantName"> William Green
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<interp inst="t17321206-36-victim238" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and stealing a Serge Coat, a Sagathy Waistcoat, a Camblet Cloak, and a Poplin Gown,
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<p>He was a second Time indicted for
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<p>Thomas More. I live in
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17321206-36-off151 t17321206-36-crimeloc153"/>. On the 30th
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173212060014"/> of last Instant, between 6 and 8 at Night, some Body open'd my window Shutter, push'd up the Sash, and took away my Goods. By delivering written Papers to some Gentlemen Pawnbrokers, Mr. Noon sent me word that this Coat and Waistcoat had been pawn'd by the Prisoner, upon which I got a search Warrant from The Right Right Honourable, the Worshipful Mr. Justice Moore. I search'd the Prisoner's House, and in a Box lock'd up, behind the Counter, I found this Scarlet Cloak, and behind the Bed, this Gown. I lost several other Things, for which I have not indicted the Gentleman at the Bar.</p>
<persName id="t17321206-36-person241"> John Noon
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<interp inst="t17321206-36-person241" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner was my Neighbour. He pledged this Coat and Waistcoat to me, on the 30th of November at Night. And on Monday, Decem. 4 this Advertisement was left at my House, upon which I went with him to the Prisoner's House, where we found the other Goods that he has mentioned.</p>
<p>Court. You acted like an honest Man, I am glad to find you are not all like the Pawnbroker that was here Yesterday.</p>
<p>- Miller, Constable. We found the Cloak in a Chest behind the Counter, and the Gown in the back Room, beside a Turn-up-Bed. The Prisoner said, it was his Wife's Gown.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Yesterday was Se'nnight, I was drinking with several Neighbours, at Mr. Deacon's, opposite to my House, from 4 in the Afternoon till 9 at Night, except about a Quarter of an Hour, when my Girl came between 6 and 7, and said, there was a young Man would speak with me. I went over and found
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<interp inst="t17321206-36-person242" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> in my Shop. He had a Bundle in his Hand, and desired me to pawn a Coat and a Waistcoat for him, which I did, and brought him the Money. There was a Cloak and a Gown in the same Bundle, which he desir'd me to let him leave at my House for a Day or 2, and I consented. Hampton is now a Prisoner here.</p>
<p>[ Then the Prisoner call'd several Witnesses, who swore to every Part of his Defence]</p>
<p>The Court order'd* William Hampton to be brought up, and
<persName id="t17321206-36-person243"> Elizabeth Giles
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<p>* See the Trial of
<persName id="t17321206-36-person244"> William Roberts
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<p>John Noon. The Prisoner is a Carpenter by Trade, tho' he seldom work'd at it; but he keeps a Shop at the Bottom of Stanhope-street, and sells old Iron, and Brass Candlesticks, Tea pots, and other odd Things. I have heard his Girl say, that when any Body came in with a Bundle, she was turn'd out.</p>
<persName id="t17321206-36-person245"> Elizabeth Hook
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<interp inst="t17321206-36-person245" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I'll take my Oath I never said so.</p>
<persName id="t17321206-36-person246"> John Perry
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<interp inst="t17321206-36-person246" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The Prisoner's Landlord and another, swore that he kept good Hours, and was taken to be an honest Man.</p>
<p>The Second Indictment.</p>
<persName id="t17321206-36-person247"> Michael Festing
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<interp inst="t17321206-36-person247" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I lost the Violin, and Case, and several Sheets of Manuscript Music out of the Seat of my Parlour Window, on Saturday Night last. I advertis'd them with 5 Guineas Reward, and on Monday Morning
<persName id="t17321206-36-person248"> John Noon
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<interp inst="t17321206-36-person248" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> (Servant to Mr. Stone a Pawnbroker, in Stanhope-street) came, and told me, that the Violin and Bow were pawn'd by the Prisoner; I got a Warrant, and search'd his House. The Case was found at the Prisoner's House, and after he was taken, one
<persName id="t17321206-36-person249"> Elizabeth Giles
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<p>John Noon. The Prisoner pawn'd this Violin and Bow to me on Saturday Night for 6s. He said, he did not understand it, but brought it for a Friend. On Monday Morning I receiv'd an Advertisement from Gold-Smith's Hall, and so gave notice to the Prosecutor.</p>
<p>- Miller, Constable. When we went with the Warrant to the Prisoner's House, his Wife stood behind a Partition, and threw out the Case, and said, There, give the Gentleman the Case, the Man that left it here took the Papers away with him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was drinking at Mr. Deacon's on Saturday Night, when word was brought me, that a young Man (not Will. Hampton) wanted me at my Shop. I went over, and found 2 Men there, and one of them was playing upon this Fiddle; they desir'd me to pawn it for 'em, which I did to Mr Noon for 6s. When they came to search, I sent my Father to the Man from whom I had the Fiddle. He liv'd in an Alley in Chick lane. My Father found him, and left him in the Custody of another Man while he went for a Constable, but before
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="173212060015"/> my Father came back with the Constable, the Thief had made his Escape. E. Giles found the Musick Papers in this Man's Room, and carry'd them to the Prosecutor.</p>
<p>The Prisoner call'd several Witnesses, who swore positively to these Particulars, and the Jury
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