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<p>105, 106.
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<p>I am the wife of
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<persName id="t17810110-30-person367"> Griffith Ellis
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178101100035"/> us we were robbed of a bundle out of the shop; we pursued after the persons but could not find them; we enquired at the different pawnbrokers and sent an inventory of the things, the same as in the indictment (repeating them); one of the shifts had been offered to pawn at a pawnbroker's by
<persName id="t17810110-30-person369"> Esther Lamb
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<p>What is the worth of them? - They are worth together about forty shillings.</p>
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<persName id="t17810110-30-person370"> CHARLES GRUBB
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<p>I am a constable. The prosecutor and I went to search Samuel Lane's Lodging; we found there these things; producing a small part of the property.</p>
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<persName id="t17810110-30-person371"> Philip Terry
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<persName id="t17810110-30-person372"> MARGARET FERNE
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<p>The prisoner
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<interp inst="t17810110-30-person374" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought this other shift, I said I believe it is the fellow to that brought half an hour before; I measured them and found they answered exactly and I would not take it in. This is the sheet brought half an hour before. (It was produced and deposed to by
<persName id="t17810110-30-person375"> Margaret Terry
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<p>LANE's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I am very innocent of it.</p>
<p>LANE
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<p>LAMB
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p>
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<persName id="t17810110-30-person376"> SAMUEL LANE
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<p>I am a constable. These things (producing the goods mentioned in the indictment, which were deposed to by the wives of the prosecutors) I found behind a bed in Samuel Lane's lodgings; the prisoners lived together as man and wife.
<persName id="t17810110-30-person383"> Esther Lamb
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<p>Lamb. I took the things; the man is innocent.</p>
<p>Lamb was not put on his defence.</p>
<p>LANE
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<p>LAMB
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p>
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<note>[Lane: Imprisonment. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p>
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<note>[Lamb: Whipping. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1></div0>
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