PETER BOURNE.
10th September 1783
Reference Numbert17830910-51
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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645. PETER BOURNE was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 21st day of August last, one large wooden cask, bound with iron hoops, value 10 s. and thirty-six gallons of porter, value 30 s. the property of Charles Oakley .

CHARLES OAKLEY sworn.

About six o'clock in the morning, on the 21st of August last, I missed a cask of porter.

ROBERT ROLFE sworn.

I am a carman; I saw the prisoner rolling a cask of porter up the street, from the key, he said, it was a cask of rum that came from his captain's ship and belonged to him, and he wanted a cart to take it to Wapping, I saw him put it into this man's cart.

FRANCIS LOVATT sworn.

The prisoner hired me to load this-cask of liquor, I did not know what it was, he loaded it in my cart; I carried it to East Smithfield where he ordered me, just by Wellclose-square; I cannot tell at whose house it was, there the officer stopped me.

WILLIAM WHITEWAY sworn.

I attend the publick-office, East Smithfield; I was called out of bed on the 21st of August, in the morning about six o'clock, to apprehend the prisoner, and I apprehended him on suspicion of stealing a cask of porter, he was then fifty yards from the cask, it was a thirty-six gallon cask.

(The cask deposed to.)

Prosecutor. I saw the cask the night before, and afterwards in a publick house, it was the same cask that I missed.

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. DEPUTY RECORDER.


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