Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 23 October 2018), April 1794, trial of WILLIAM STOUT otherwise SMITH (t17940430-15).

WILLIAM STOUT, Theft > grand larceny, 30th April 1794.

243. WILLIAM STOUT otherwise SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of November , fifty pounds weight of raw sugar, value 1l. the goods of Samuel Mac Dowel and Thomas Twenlowe .

THOMAS HUNTER sworn.

I am a constable to the West India merchants; Captain Hamilton is gone to Sea, and it is impossible he can appear before next sessions.

NOT GUILTY .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM