Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 07 October 2022), September 1763, trial of William Langley (t17630914-5).

William Langley, Theft > grand larceny, 14th September 1763.

357. (M.) William Langley was indicted for stealing three linnen shirts, val. 20 s. the property of Benjamin Badington , and two linnen shirts, val. 12 s. the property of Thomas Badington , Sept. 8 . +

Elizabeth Betts , who had the linnen to wash, deposed they were missing from her lines in her garden in Kingsland , that they were found again in about a quarter of an hour. (Produced in court, and deposed to.)

Gerrard Hussey, who took the prisoner, deposed he brought him to Mrs. Betts, that he owned he took the linnen, and wished he had broke his neck before he got into the garden.

Martha Ayres deposed she lives next door to Mrs. Betts, and saw the prisoner in the garden with the linnen under his arm, she alarmed the people, and he was taken, and he and the linnen brought back.

Guilty . T.