DAVID LANKEY.
26th May 1784
Reference Numbert17840526-46
VerdictGuilty
SentenceTransportation

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563. DAVID LANKEY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of May , one silk handkerchief, value 2 s. the property of William Andrews .

WILLIAM ANDREWS sworn.

On this day se'nnight I lost my handkerchief, I seized the prisoner and took him to the watch-house, but nothing was found upon him.

GODBY HERE sworn.

I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief out of this gentleman's pocket, he immediately conveyed it away; two or three people were very near him, I am clear he was the person that took it.

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I went on a message for my father, and coming home there were seven or eight people, and this gentleman said I took his handkerchief; I am a taylor .

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. RECORDER.


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