William Hitchcock, H - G -, Theft > pocketpicking, 23rd February 1698.

Reference Number: t16980223-37
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death; Miscellaneous > branding
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William Hitchcock and H - G - were Indicted for Assaulting and secretly taking from John Hatchet two Exchequer-Bills . It appeared that the Prosecutor having just received his Pay as a Mariner , was stopt by the Prisoners, and the Bills taken from him by Holmes, who was known to be an old Offender, and Hitchcock of the same Gang: They were found Guilty of the Trespass and Assault.

[Hitchcock: Death. See summary.]

[H G: Branding. See summary.]

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