7th July 1784
Reference Numbert17840707-15
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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675. JAMES BURLEY and GEORGE BARLAND were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June last, one cloth great coat, value 20 s. the property of the Right Reverend Father in God, James Lord Bishop of Peterborough .


I am coachman to the Bishop of Peterborough, he lost his great coat, value twenty shillings, on the 9th of June last, about twenty minutes before one, the two prisoners took it, I caught the coat on the prisoner Burly; it was upon the coach box at the Bishop's door in Conduit-street , I was just got off my box, and when I came out my coat was gone, and a man told me them two boys had taken it: one of the prisoners said nothing, and the other said he knew nothing of the matter, they were both running away, I believe they were sensible that I was pursuing them.

Prisoner Burley. A man run and dropped the coat, and I picked it up.

BOTH GUILTY Of stealing to the value of 10 d .

Each to be transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHURST.

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