Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 29 January 2022), June 1714, trial of M-- J-- (t17140630-39).

Theft > grand larceny, 30th June 1714.

M-- J-- , of the Parish of St. Clement Danes , was indicted for stealing a Silver Spoon, value 10 s. the Goods of Henry Ordway , on the 23d of May last. The Prosecutor (who keeps the Five Bells in the Strand ) swore, That the Prisoner and another Person were in his House drinking a Pint of Rhenish; and that after they were gone, a Goldsmith, who had stopt the Prisoner with a Spoon, sent for him, and he knew the Spoon to be his. The Prisoner said, That the Person who was with him took the Spoon, as he believes; and he produc'd some Witnesses who gave him a very fair Character; but the Fact being plain, the jury found him Guilty of Felony .

[Branding. See summary.]