Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 04 October 2023), May 1716, trial of John Gillingham (t17160517-40).

John Gillingham, Theft > grand larceny, 17th May 1716.

John Gillingham , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for, feloniously, stealing 2 Carbines, value 4 l.2 pair of Pistols; value 40 l. the Goods of my Lord James Cavendish , on the 12th of November last. It appear'd the Pistols were taken out of a Cart, and a Gentleman of the Horse Guards depos'd he bought 1 pair of the Prisoner for Half a Guinea. The Gunsmith's Mark, and my Lord's Crest, were erased out. The Prisoner said he bought them at his Shop for 9 s. and his Daughter and Servants made Oath they saw him pay the Money for them; whereupon he was acquitted .