Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 20 May 2022), July 1782, trial of JOHN MARTIN (t17820703-5).

JOHN MARTIN, Theft > theft from a specified place, 3rd July 1782.

421. JOHN MARTIN (a negro ) was indicted for stealing two cloth coats, value 20 s. a stuff waistcoat, value 1 s. and a pair of stuff breeches, value 2 s. the property of Stephen Turnbull ; and two cloth coats, value 10 s. two cloth waistcoats, value 5 s. two pair of cloth breeches, value 5 s. one cotton waistcoat, value 1 s. a linen waistcoat, value 1 s. a cotton petticoat, value 1 s. and a cotton gown, value 2 s. the property of John Turnbull , in his dwelling-house , May the 18th .

( Stephen Turnbull deposed, That he went up to the one pair of stairs room, and found the door wide open, and the prisoner in the room; that he went down stairs, and informed his mother of it; that the prisoner rushed by them in the passage, with a bundle under his arm: he was pursued, and immediately taken. The bundle, containing the clothes mentioned in the indictment, was produced in court, and they were deposed to by the prosecutor.)

GUILTY of stealing to the value of 39 s.

Tried by the First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice BULLER.

[Transportation. See summary.]