Old Bailey Proceedings.
24th April 1754
Reference Number: 17540424

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24th April 1754
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THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Gaol Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 24th, Thursday the 25th, Friday the 26th, Saturday the 27th, Monday the 29th of APRIL, Wednesday the 1st of MAY, &c.

In the 27th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign. NUMBER IV. for the Year 1754. BEING THE Fourth SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Hon. Thomas Rawlinson , Esq; LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.


Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1754.

[Price Four-pence.]


Kings Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery held for the City of London, &c.

BEFORE the Right Honourable THOMAS RAWLINSON , Esq; Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Honourable Baron CLIVE *, the Honourable Baron LEGGE +, WILLIAM MORETON , Esq; Recorder ++. and others of his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer for the said City, and County.

N. B. The * + ++ direct to the Judge by whom the Prisoner was tried. L. M. by what Jury.

London Jury.

James Vaugh ,

Richard Froome ,

Thomas Witherby ,

Robert Wood ,

Thomas Newton ,

John Samuel ,

William Nash ,

William Evered ,

John Carter ,

John Potter ,

John Kent ,

John Rogers .

Middlesex Jury.

Samuel Leightenhouse ,

Edward Bonham ,

George Collins ,

William Piddington ,

John Durham ,

John Bosworth ,

William Harrison ,

Charles Covey ,

John Pyke ,

William Cross ,

Duncan Campbell ,

Benjamin Baugh .

James Lapham.
24th April 1754
Reference Numbert17540424-1
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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229. (L.) James Lapham was indicted for breaking the dwelling-house of Joseph Weight on the 18th of March , about seven at night, and stealing ten silk handkerchiefs, value 27 s. and seven pair of horsehair, glove-tops, value 20 d. the goods of the said Joseph. ++

Joseph Weight . I live in Fleet-street ; on the 18th of March I was sitting in a room behind my shop, about seven at night a man came and said a boy had stole some handkerchiefs, he had the prisoner in his hand; we searched him, and found seven pair of horsehair glove-tops, and four silk handkerchiefs in his bosom, and two in his breeches behind, the other four were dropped on the ground where he was laid hold on; [ produced in court and depos'd to.] I took him before my Lord-Mayor, and he was committed.