Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 25 September 2023), September 1792, trial of ROBERT ARMSTRONG (t17920912-13).

ROBERT ARMSTRONG, Theft > grand larceny, 12th September 1792.

372. ROBERT ARMSTRONG was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of September , a silk cloak, value 9 s. a linen apron, value 12 d. and a silk handkerchief, value 12 d. the property of Hugh Macpherson .

Mrs. MACPHERSON sworn.

I am wife of Hugh Macpherson , I lost the things in the indictment, on the 3d of Sept. the parlour door was open, I went for a bason of water, and coming back, I found the prisoner in the house, running away with the property; he was stopped in two minutes; I saw the things taken from him.


I was going into Bread-street, and heard the cry of stop thief! the prisoner was running, I stopped him, I saw him heave the cloak into a house; to the best of my knowledge, this is the cloak; it is the same I gave to Mrs. Macpherson.

Prosecutor. It is the same.

Prisoner. Please your honor there was crying stop thief! I saw a young man running in a blue jacket, I ran the same as another, he threw something over my head, and I stooped down on my knee, and they took me.


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

[Imprisonment. See summary.]

[Fine. See summary.]