Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 27 February 2021), April 1714, trial of George Graves (t17140407-38).

George Graves, Theft > grand larceny, 7th April 1714.

George Graves , of the Parish of St. Paul's Shadwell , was indicted for stealing 101 l. of Iron, the Goods of Thomas Kirby . On the 24th of February last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he had lost a great deal of Iron, and the quantity mention'd in the Indictment was found upon the Prisoner; who said in his Defence, That he was hir'd to carry it for 6 d. and was carrying the last piece when taken; but there being none to prove that, he was found Guilty to the value of 10 d.

[Whipping. See summary.]