Wednesday, May 04, 2011

If you do the crime

 
From London Evening Post (London, England)
March 21, 1752 - March 24, 1752; Issue 3811.
 
Last Friday the Assizes ended at Bury for the County of Suffolk, when John
OSBORN, Jun. for breaking into the Warehouse of Abraham DAKING, and
stealing Thirty Shillings in Half-pence, and about Thirty Shillings in Silver;
John WOOD, alias NEWMAN, for Horse-stealing, and Thomas FRIDGETT, alias
WHITE-EYES, a notorious Smuggler, charged with shooting John MILLS, who
belonged to Capt. MARTIN, Commander of a Sloop in the Service of the
Customs, in the Year 1742, were all three capitally Convicted, but the Judge was
pleased to reprieve John OSBORN, and ordered the two last for Execution.
 
Thomas HINES, for breaking open the Shop of Abraham CHURCHMAN, of
Woodbridge, and stealing a brown bob Wigg; Nicholas CHRISTIAN for stealing a
Parcel of Hair prepared for Perukes, the Property of Benjamin KING of Ipswich;
and Susan WOODS, for stealing a Silver Spoon, six Pewter Plates and other
Things, the Property of Anthony LIST of Stoneham Aspol, were found guilty
and ordered for Transportation.

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