Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 15 August 2022), September 1783, trial of THOMAS BRYANT (t17830910-11).

THOMAS BRYANT, Miscellaneous > returning from transportation, 10th September 1783.

606. THOMAS BRYANT was indicted for returning from transportation, and being found at large, on the 31st of August last, without any lawful cause .

(The Record read as before.

JOHN OWEN sworn.

I recollect the prisoner.

JOHN BRADY sworn.

I apprehended the prisoner.

Did he make any resistance? - None at all, he resurrendered peaceably and quietly.

THOMAS BRADBURY sworn.

I know the prisoner, he was one of them, I do not know any part he took, I did not recollect him at the time.

Did you see him get into the boat? - No.

You only know him then from your musters, and from seeing him here? - That is all.

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

GUILTY , Death .

The above Five were tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Deputy RECORDER.

[Pardon on condition of Transportation. See summary.]