Old Bailey Proceedings.
7th September 1720
Reference Number: 17200907

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7th September 1720
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE KING's Commission of the Peace, AND

Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery of Newgate, held for the CITY of London, and COUNTY of Middlesex, at Justice-Hall in the Old Bayly,


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, being the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of this Instant September, 1720. In the Seventh Year of His MAJESTY's Reign.

19. Sept. 1720.

BEFORE the Right Honorable Sir GEORGE THOROLD , Kt. and Baronet, Lord Mayor of the City of London; Mr. Justice Fortesque, Sir William Thompson , Kt. Recorder; John Raby , Esq; Deputy Recorder; and several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the City of London, and County of Middlesex.

The Jurors Names were as followeth:

London Jury.

Edward Jarman ,

Thomas Tidmarsh ,

John Bache ,

Thomas Tax ,

George Dawson ,

William Collins ,

James Thompson ,

William Taylor ,

Henry Hatton ,

Charles Young

William King,

John Slater ,

Middlesex Jury.

Robert Kent ,

John Hinton ,

William Atlee ,

Francis Taylor ,

Arthur Simpson ,

Christopher Gray ,

Samuel Fish ,

Thomas Corbett ,

William Berchett ,

Adrian Westerbourn ,

John Mason ,

John Cordwell .

Michael Vine.
7th September 1720
Reference Numbert17200907-1
VerdictGuilty > theft under 1s

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Michael Vine , of St. Mary Le Bow , was indicted for privately stealing a Silk Handkerchief value 2 s. from the Person of James Cooper , on the 29th of July last. The Prosecutor deposed, that the Prisoner and another jostled him and past by, that he had a suspicion of them and afterwards found them as making Water; that the Prisoner kept close to him, and he feeling of him draw his Handkerchief out of his Pocket at the end of Bow-Lane , took him by the Collar and found it in his Hand-before he could put it up. The Prisoner denied the Fact, and said he was prosecuted out of an old Grudge: but could not prove it or call any to his Reputation. The Jury considering the matter found him guilty to the value of 10 d . Transportation .

John Tracey.
7th September 1720
Reference Numbert17200907-2
VerdictNot Guilty

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John Tracey