Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 27 September 2022), April 1722, trial of George Watson (t17220404-53).

George Watson, Theft > grand larceny, 4th April 1722.

George Watson , of St. James's Clerkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing a Shirt, value 4 s. the Goods of Andrew Field , on the 7th of March last. Elizabeth Thorndel depos'd, that she saw the prisoner get over Ditton's Wall, jump back again and cram something white into his Pocket; she raised the neighbourhood, who took him near a Brewhouse, and in a Stable belonging to that Brew house they found the Shirt. The Constable deposed, that when he was searched, they found a large Wallet about him, with a Tinder Box, Flint, Steel, Matches, a Gimblet, Knife and Pick-lock-key: all which were produced in Court. The prisoner in his defence said, he carried the Wallet to put Carrots in, which he was then sent to buy, but being pursued by the Bailiffs, he jumpt over the Wall to hide himself. Guilty of Felony .

[Transportation. See summary.]