Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 August 2022), July 1698, trial of William Dunn, alias Ingrum (t16980720-46).

William Dunn, Theft > grand larceny, 20th July 1698.

William Dunn, alias Ingrum , of Stepney , was Indicted for stealing from Richard Cook on the 2d. of July , an Iron Anchor value 20 s. It appeared, the Anchor was cut from the Cable of the Prosecutor's Lighter, and two of the Evidence deposed, that meeting the Prisoner about 3 in the morning with the Anchor on his back, and suspecting he had stole it carry'd him to the Watch-house, where he confest the taking of it; but when had before a Justice, said he was sent by his Master with it from Dickshort, upon which he was set at liberty. But the Anchor being afterwards cried, was owned by the Prosecutor, and the Prisoner taken up again, who could not prove how he came by it: He was found guilty .

[Branding. See summary.]