Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 17 August 2022), December 1712, trial of James Goswell (t17121210-9).

James Goswell, Theft > pocketpicking, 10th December 1712.

James Goswell of the Parish of St. Dunstan in the West , was indicted for privately stealing a Leather Pocket-Case with Notes in it, from William Pool on the 28th of November last. The Prosecutor swore, that coming along Fleet street , the Prisoner justl'd him, and he felt his hand in his Pocket, and turning quick about, saw him give the Case to another, whereupon seizing the Prisoner, his Companion dropt the Case, which was taken up by a Woman, and the Prosecutor had it again. He had no Witness to his Reputation and was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]