Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 December 2021), September 1788, trial of JAMES TUCKER (t17880910-107).

JAMES TUCKER, Theft > grand larceny, 10th September 1788.

565. JAMES TUCKER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August last, a silver tea-spoon, value 1 s. 6 d. and part of a linen shirt, value 2 s. the property of John Carter .

The prisoner was in the prosecutor's (a public) house, and took the things in the indictment, while the prosecutor was absent, and John Ceomer saw him with the bundle under his waistcoat, and the silver tea-spoon was found in the necessary, whither the prisoner went when the constable was sent for.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.