Samuel Booker.
8th December 1742
Reference Numbert17421208-14

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14. Samuel Booker , of St Andrew's, Holbourn , was indicted for stealing one Cloth Coat with Gold Thread Buttons, Value 12 s. one Cloth Waist-coat, Value 3 s. the Property of Samuel Berrington , Esq ; Nov. 27 .

Samuel Berrington . On Saturday the 27th of November, I went from Home into Essex, and on my Return, was informed I was robbed of the Goods laid in the Indictment, and that the Prisoner had been taken, and carried before Justice Poulson: I lost a Coat with Gold Thread Buttons, and a Waist-coat; this is the Coat, and this is the Waistcoat.

Wm Young . I saw the Prisoner drop a Snuff-colour'd Coat, and a Brown Waistcoat, last Tuesday was se'nnight about Eleven o'Clock, between a Chandler's-Shop and the George Alehouse : There was another young Fellow ran after him, and he threw them out of a blue Apron he had on.

Mr Satchel. I was going along, and this young Woman cried out, Stop Thief; and the Prisoner at the Bar flung the Things out of his Apron. - I think it was between the George and a Chandler's-Shop, in the King's-Road, the End of Theobald's-Row. I know the Things very well, if I see them, it is a Snuff-colour'd Coat, I think with twelve Gold Buttons, and a Brown Waistcoat . - To the best of my Knowledge, these are the Things. -

Anne Reynardson . I live at Mr Berrington's, the Instant I missed the Things, I ran out of Doors and cried out, Stop Thief; I saw this young Man running with his Apron full; but I could not tell what was in it - I was present when he was taken, but did not see any Thing taken from him.

Q. Who gave you the Things again?

Reynardson . The People of the George Alehouse .

Prisoner. I was coming along, and a Girl cried out, Stop Thief; and they laid hold on me, and took me, though I was innocent of the Matter.

Guilty .

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