Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 22 February 2018), January 1749, trial of John Phillips (t17490113-1).

John Phillips, Theft > grand larceny, 13th January 1749.

93. John Phillips was indicted for stealing one cloth coat, val. 30 s. one pair of shag breeches, val. 15 s. one dimitty waistcoat, val. 6 s. four yards and a half of cloth, val. 10 s. and other things the goods of John Bannerman , and Thomas Bunting Esq ; Dec. 29 .

John Bannerman . I am a taylor , and on the 29th of last month the prisoner at the bar came to my house and ask'd for me, and my servant told him I was not at home; he said he did not want to see me, so went up stairs into my shop and took away those goods mentioned in the indictment.

Q. How do you know the prisoner took them away?

Bannerman. I took him up the Monday-night following, and he confest he had taken the shag breeches and waistcoat, but the coat he never confest, that was the property of Thomas Bunting Esq; the others were my own; he directed me to the pawnbroker's where he had pawn'd some of the goods.

John Slater . I am servant to Mr. Urton a pawnbroker, the prisoner brought the breeches and waistcoat to our house on the 29th of last month, and I received them of him, and lent him 15 s. upon them.

John Rawlings . The prisoner pawn'd the cloth and saloon with me the 30th of December, I lent him 2 s. 6 d. upon them.

Guilty 4 s. 10 d.

[Transportation. See summary.]