Old Bailey Proceedings:
Old Bailey Proceedings: Accounts of Criminal Trials

4th December 1728

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John Evans , alias Emans proceedingsdefend , of St. James's Clarkenwell , was indicted for feloniously stealing 20 Streaks of Iron, belonging to Coach-Wheels, and several other Pieces of Iron , the Property of Cornelius Spooner proceedingsvictim .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That he lost a considerable Quantity of Iron, that he suspected the Prisoner to have stolen it, and enquiring amongst those who buy old Iron, found some of his Streaks at the Corner of Peter's-Street, mark'd with the Letter R, with which he always mark'd his Iron, to distinguish it from other People's; some other Pieces he found at one Mr. Wilkinson's, who deals in that Commodity, and other Pieces at one Mr. Jones's, in Long-Lane, all of which the Prisoner confess'd he stole from him, when he was first taken into Custody.

Mr. Saunders depos'd, That the Prisoner confess'd to him, when he was in Bridewell, That he stole 20 Streaks of Iron from the Prosecutor, besides a Cradle Iron.

He said in his Defence, That they charg'd him very falsly, for he never wrong'd the Prosecutor but of two Streaks of Iron in his Life, the Jury found him Guilty to the Value of 4 s. and 10 d.

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