Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 04 October 2023), October 1784, trial of JOSEPH JEFF SAMUEL SMITH JOHN WATTS (t17841020-67).

JOSEPH JEFF, SAMUEL SMITH, JOHN WATTS, Theft > grand larceny, 20th October 1784.

999. JOSEPH JEFF , SAMUEL SMITH and JOHN WATTS were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of October , one metal watch in a shagreen case, value 30 s. the property of Elijah Champion .

The prosecutor called, and not appearing, the prisoners were ALL THREE ACQUITTED .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Lord LOUGHBOROUGH.