James Hornsby.
1st May 1717
Reference Numbert17170501-34
VerdictGuilty
SentenceDeath

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James Hornsby , of London, was indicted for feloniously stealing a Pocket, a Silk Handkerchief, a pair of Silk Gloves. and 22 d. in Mony, from the person of Hannah Foot , the 1st of this instant May . The Prosecutor depos'd as she was passing along Ironmonger-Lane , the Prisoner pull'd of her pocket and ran away; upon which she cried out, and a little Boy following the Prisoner, seized and held him while Assistance came, and took the Pocket out of his bosom. The Fact was plainly proved, and the Prisoner could make no Defence but a Newgate one, which is, a lucky Faculty of finding things the very Instant that they are lost; so the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]


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