Offence: Theft > housebreaking
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 1s
Punishment: Corporal > whipping
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Hugh Jones a notorious House-breaker and Shoplifter, was Tryed (having been in Newgate before) for Breaking the Dwelling house of James Sellway in Grays-Inn-lane , and taking away Saws and Plains, and other small Carpenters Tools, Breaking open a Chest to find them ; which was proved fully upon him by several Witnesses of good Credit; and the Prisoner's Defence being look'd upon as a kind of a false Extenuation, of his Crime and being found offering the Tools to Sale to one who was heretofore Sollway's Apprentice; all which weighed so much with the Court, that he was after a frivolous and long Defence, found guilty to the value of 10 d.