Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 03 June 2020), May 1718, trial of John Ellis (t17180530-10).

John Ellis, Theft > grand larceny, 30th May 1718.

John Ellis , of St. Margaret's Westminster , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Spoon and wearing Apparel, value 35 s. from John Holmes , the 15th of May last. It appeared that the Prosecutor being Unkle to the Prisoner had been very kind to him, but he being Apprentice grew disorderly and absented himself from his Master, and coming to his Unkle took the Opportunity or carrying away the Goods; they were found upon him at his Apprehension. The Prisoner alledg'd they were given him by his Aunt; but he not proving it, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 10 d. Transported for 7 Years .