JOHN TINNEY, HENRY VINCENT, RICHARD KILMINSTER.
21st April 1784
Reference Numbert17840421-72
VerdictGuilty; Guilty
SentenceImprisonment > hard labour; Transportation

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447. JOHN TINNEY , HENRY VINCENT , and RICHARD KILMINSTER , were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 31st of March last, two hundred pounds weight of currants, value 4 l. one wooden cask, value 1 s. the property of Henry Batley .

The Witnesses examined apart at the request of the Prisoners.

PHILIP BATLEY sworn.

On the 6th instant, a cask of currants was taken out of the King's warehouse, to be opened and examined by the broker; I opened them, and after that they were fastened up, it was stole out of the Globe yard the same day; it was left in the Globe yard till the afternoon, and missed in the afternoon

between four and five; I was not present, I only know the cask to be Mr. Batley's property.

WILLIAM BRIDGMAN sworn.

I saw Richard Kilminster and John Tinney come into the Globe-yard, and roll the cask into Thames-street, and take and put it into James Hall's cart; Vincent helped them to put it into Hall's cart; then John Lloyd saw the cart going away with it, then he stopped the cart.

JOHN RILEY sworn.

This day three weeks, about five, going into the Waterman's-arms, in Globe-yard, they were rolling the cask out of the yard, the prisoner Kilminster rolled it, and the other received it, they were all there then assisting; Vincent was turning the cart round; Mr. Lloyd and I pursued him as far as Sam's coffee-house, then the barrel was pulled out of the cart; I know the prisoners perfectly, I have marked them in the street.

JOHN LLOYD sworn.

I was at the Waterman's-arms, and I stopped the cart; the prisoner Vincent was drawing the cart, I did not see the others at the time; Tinney pulled out the cask, and he had liked to have dashed it to pieces, it was in Mr. Batley's people's care; it is here in Court; (the cask deposed to) there are two hundred and seventeen pounds weight of currants in it.

PRISONER KILMINSTER's DEFENCE.

I was down at the Custom-house key, and this Henry Vincent came to me and the other, and they said there was a gentleman wanted a cart, and we went up and took it up.

PRISONER TINNEY's DEFENCE.

I have nothing more to say.

PRISONER VINCENT's DEFENCE.

I was standing in Thames-street, facing the Custom-house, and a man hired me to get a cart, and I went and got Mr. Hall's cart; the man went to dinner and left me in care of it.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

JOHN TINNEY , GUILTY .

To be confined to hard labour six months in the house of correction .

HENRY VNCENT , RICHARD KILMINSTER ,

GUILTY .

Transported seven years .

Tried by the first London Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.


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