Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 23 February 2018), January 1700, trial of Nicholas Bennet (t17000115-53).

Nicholas Bennet, Theft > pocketpicking, 15th January 1700.

Nicholas Bennet , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was Indicted for secretly taking a Silver hilted Sword, from John Orford , on the 18th of December last . The Prosecutor said, He lost his Sword from his Side, and sometime after the Prisoner was taken, who confest he took it, and sold it to a Goldsmith: He had little to say for himself, the Jury likewise found him Guilty .

[Death -respited. See summary.]