Aaron Depaz.
8th December 1725
Reference Numbert17251208-43
SentenceMiscellaneous > branding

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Aaron Depaz , a Jew , of St. Helens , was indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon, value 8 s. the Goods of Avery Hobbs , on the 7th of December .

Barbara Hobbs depos'd. The Prisoner was drinking in my Kitchin, where the Spoon lay, and as soon as he was gone I miss it. Being brought back he desir'd to speak with me in private, and pull'd the Spoon out of his Pocket and gave it me; and several others depos'd that they saw him deliver the Spoon. In his Defence he said that he was drunk; that before he went out of the Kitchen, he felt somebody ruffling about his Pocket, and when they brought him back, he wonder'd to find the Spoon in his Pocket. Soloman de Costa , and Aaron Paris depos'd, that the Prisoner had some Intervals of something like Madness, that he was a Broker in Exchange-Alley, and that they believ'd him to be as honest a Man as any of that Profession. That Part relating to the Prisoners Lunacy was contradicted by others. Guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]

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