Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 27 September 2022), April 1720, trial of Samuel Clay (t17200427-44).

Samuel Clay, Theft > theft from a specified place, 27th April 1720.

Samuel Clay , of St. Dunstan at Stepney , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Silver Pint Pot out of the House of Henry Cock , on the 26th of April . The Prosecutor deposed that he came into his House and ask'd for a Gentleman; that he drew him a Pint of Drink in a Silver Mug, but missing of it as soon as he was gone, pursued and took him with the Mug under his Coat. The Prisoner owned he took it, but not with a Design to steal it, but to bring it back again. The Jury found him Guilty to the value of 39 s. Transportation .