Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 10 May 2021), April 1726, trial of William Griffin (t17260420-65).

William Griffin, Sexual Offences > sodomy, 20th April 1726.

William Griffin , was indicted for Committing Sodomy with Thomas Newton , May 10 . Thomas Newton thus depos'd. The Prisoner and Thomas Phillips , (who is since absconded,) were Lodgers for near 2 Years at Clap's House. I went up stairs, while the Prisoner was a Bed, and there he committed the Act with me. Samuel Stevens depos'd, That he had seen the Prisoner, and his Gang at Clap's House. Guilty . Death .