Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 December 2021), September 1788, trial of JOSEPH POTTS (t17880910-55).

JOSEPH POTTS, Theft > grand larceny, 10th September 1788.

553. JOSEPH POTTS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of July last, five clasp knives, value 10 s. one razor, value3 s. and five pair of scissars, value 7 s. the property of William Pedlingham .

The things were found at the prisoner's apartment, and deposed to; but the prosecutor not knowing when he lost them, and it not appearing whose hands they might have gone through before they came into the prisoner's possession, he was ACQUITTED .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM .