Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 30 September 2022), May 1716, trial of Thomas Williams Thomas Muntsy (t17160517-43).

Thomas Williams, Thomas Muntsy, Theft > grand larceny, 17th May 1716.

Thomas Williams and Thomas Muntsy , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , were indicted for feloniously stealing 3 Gold Rings, value 11s. 1 Silver Necklace, 3 s.1 Silver Locket 2 s. and 57 Shillings in Money , the Goods and Money of John Wilks , on the 21st of March last. Mr. Wilks depos'd the Prisoners were his Servants and worked in his House, but having been the Day aforesaid in Spital Fields when he came Home, found his Goods and Money were all gone, but the Prisoners being taken about 3 Weeks after they confes'd Fact, which William subscrib'd before a Justice but the other refus'd it. However upon Trial Muntsy would have taken it all upon himself, and said the other knew nothing of the Goods being stolen. The Jury brought them both in Guilty to the Value of 39 s. each.

[Branding. See summary.]