Christopher Robinson.
21st April 1762
Reference Numbert17620421-24
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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139. (L.) Christopher Robinson , was indicted for stealing two vessels of silver in the shape of a barrel, value 5 s. three vessels of silver in the shape of an egg, value 6 s. two vessels of silver in the shape of a jar, value 5 s. and eight other vessels in the shape of an egg, value 12 s. the property of David Field , March 26 . +

David Field I am a silversmith . The prisoner was my journeyman near 35 years. I lost the goods mentioned in the indictment. Mr. Wintle came to me on the 26th of March, and asked me, if I ever sent goods out of my shop unfinished? I said, no. Then said he, I am afraid you have got a partner, and shewed me the things mentioned. I know them to be my property, and the work of my own hands.

Mr. Wintle. I bought these things of Mr. Yowell. Mr. Field does business for me in this way. I took them to be of his work. I carried them to him, and he owned them directly.

William Cadwallider . I took 15 spung boxes in the shape of eggs, barrels, and the like, of the prisoner at the bar, in pawn. I kept them the time we agreed. Then I sold them to Samuel Yowell a Jew.

Samuel Yowell . I bought those things produced of Mr. Cadwallider, and sold them again to Mr. Wintle. [Produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.

Prisoner's Defence.

The pawnbroker had them not half a year before he sold them. I said, pray do not part with them, for I intend to have them again. The prisoner called Joseph and William Sterne . The first had known him near 27 years, and the other 17; who both gave him a good character.

Guilty . T .


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