Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 7.2, 19 February 2018), September 1763, trial of John Stevens (t17630914-9).

John Stevens, Theft > grand larceny, 14th September 1763.

362. (L.) John Stevens was indicted for stealing one silver spoon, val. 5 s. the property of John Parry , Sept. 5 . ++

John Parry deposed, he keeps the Salutation tavern in Budge-row , that the prisoner came in and called for sixpennyworth of brandy and water, and ordered some mutton shops for dinner; after the cook was ordered to do them, he said, Let them alone, I'll come again in an hour's time, and went away; after he was gone he missed the silver spoon which he brought with the liquor; that he went after him, when the prisoner saw him he ran, but was stopped at the bottom of Dowgate-hill, and found the spoon between the waistband of his breeches and his shirt.

Guilty . T.