Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 09 December 2021), September 1788, trial of JAMES ROBINSON (t17880910-91).

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

590. JAMES ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of June , four pair of iron shoe-buckles plated with silver, value 4 s. four pair of iron knee-buckles plated with silver, value 1 s. the property of William Edwards .

WILLIAM EDWARDS sworn.

The prisoner was my servant ; I am a hardwareman ; having lost buckles several times, I had some suspicion of the prisoner; I called him into the parlour, and asked him if he had any of my property upon him, he said no; I wanted to search him, and he refused; I sent for a constable, we searched him, and found the things mentioned in the indictment in his pocket; he said nothing in his defence; he had been in my service near seven months.

- LAVENDER sworn.

I am a constable; I found the things on searching him in his pocket.

(produced and deposed to.)

PRISONER's DEFENCE.

I took them to clean them up.

GUILTY .

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.