Charles Hopton, Theft > shoplifting, 12th May 1687.

Reference Number: t16870512-5
Offence: Theft > shoplifting
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation
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Charles Hopton , was Tryed for stealing 9 Yards of Mohair and Bengaul Silks, value 12 l. from Thomas Trimer , in the Parish of St. Edmunds the King, in the Ward of Longhorne , &c. on the 9th. of April last, agalnst whom it appeared, that having found an opportunity to take the Goods out of the shop of the Prosecutor about Eight in the Evening he fled , but being pursued into Fanchurch-street, he dropped them at two several times to stay the pursuit, yet at last was taken, though he denyed in Court to have stole them, alledging that he found them in the street, but the proof on the contrary being possitive, he was found Guilty .

[Transportation. See summary.]

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