Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 08 February 2023), February 1722, trial of James Lanman Samuel Armstrong , alias Welshman (t17220228-19).

James Lanman, Samuel Armstrong, Theft > shoplifting, 28th February 1722.

James Lanman , (aged 11) and Samuel Armstrong , alias Welshman , (aged 13,) of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of Simon Hansel , 1 silver snuff Box, value 20 s. the Goods of Simon Hansel , on the 25th of January last. Simon Hansel depos'd, that about 5 in the afternoon a Porter told him his shew Glass was rob'd, and that he mist snuff Boxes and other things to the value of 7 or 8 l. William Dee the Porter depos'd, that by a shoe cleaner's direction he took Lanman with a snuff Box in his Pocket, and next day Armstrong, Robin Drumman and Katherine Rider , coming to see Lanman in the Round House, were all apprehended. Katherine Rider depos'd, that coming by Charing Cress she went with Robin Drumman , Charles Lewis Simon , Kitty Weaver and the two prisoners Lanman and Armstrong to Mr. Hansell's; that she stood to Watch, whilst Armstrong lifted up the Glass, and Lanman took out the snuff Box. The Jury found them Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]