John Davis.
1st June 1704
Reference Numbert17040601-16
VerdictNot Guilty

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John Davis , of the Parish of St. Clements Danes was, indicted for secretly taking a Gold Watch value 8 l. from John Golding , on the first of May last, the prosecutor said, that he was going home late at Night, and by Temple-Bar a Watchman run him up to the Wall, and in the mean time his Watch was gone; but giving notice to the Brokers if any such thing should come to their hands they should send for him and accordingly it was found Pawned in Drury Lane by the Prisoner, who said that he had it of one Elizabeth Jones who was his Brother Soldiers Wife. And the Prosecutor could not say he took it from him, the Jury acquitted him.

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