Old Bailey Proceedings.
5th April 1741
Reference Number: 17410405

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5th April 1741
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THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, FOR THE CITY of LONDON AND County of MIDDLESEX, ON

WEDNESDAY the 8th, THURSDAY the 9th, and FRIDAY the 10th of April.

In the 14th Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign. NUMBER IV. for the YEAR 1741.

BEING THE First SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY OF THE

Right Honble Daniel Lambert Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.

LONDON:

Printed and Sold by J. ROBERTS in Warwick Lane. M.DCC.XLI.

[Price Six-pence.]

THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE

Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, For the CITY of LONDON, &c.

BEFORE the Rt. Honourable DANIEL LAMBERT , Esq; Lord-Mayor of the City of London ; the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice LEE , Mr. Serjeant URLIN, Deputy-Recorder, and others his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer for the City of London , and Justices of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holder for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Thomas Eyles ,

Richard Tuckwell ,

Michael Abbot ,

Daniel Thompson ,

Bartholomew Price ,

Thomas Gooding ,

John Langton ,

Roger Tomlin ,

George Blakesley ,

John Prior ,

James Wicks .

William Woodward .

Middlesex Jury.

Henry Woolley ,

Samuel Lightonhouse ,

John Filmore ,

William Harwood ,

Edmund Manning ,

Henry Hayman ,

Thomas Hammerton ,

John Newman ,

George Shimell ,

Charles Church ,

Jonathan Price ,

Francis Wilder .

George Lancaster.
5th April 1741
Reference Numbert17410405-1
VerdictNot Guilty

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1. George Lancaster , of St. Andrew-Holbourn , was indicted, (with Thomas Fernley , not taken) for stealing 16 Thirty-six Shilling Pieces, the Money of Samuel Rash , in his Mansion-house , Feb. 13 .

Mr. Rash . On the 22d of February last, the Prisoner confess'd to me, that one Thomas Fernley came up to my Chambers in Furnival's-Inn, and looked into a Closet with Glass Doors, which is in the Dining-Room, and saw a little Chest; that he asked the Prisoner what it was, and he told him my Servant Simon Kidder said there was Money in it; on which Fernley said he would have some of it; the Prisoner then threatned to inform me of it, if he persisted in his Intention. Fernley not regarding that, went up to the Bureau, and whether it was locked or not, I can't say, but he took out of it 2 Keys, with which he endeavoured to open the Glass Doors, but could not. Upon that he pulled out of his Pocket a Piece of Wire, and the Prisoner again said he would tell me of it, and accordingly went half down the Stai