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

10th September 1712

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John Philont, alias Davies OldBaileyDefendant , of the Parish of Kensington , was indicted for that he, together with Rodry Awdry < no role > This name instance is in set 1425. , and another Boy, did on the 18th of August last steal out of the House of Theophilus Butler OldBaileyVictim , Esq ; a Silver Monteth, Value 30 l. 3 Casters 3 l. and a great deal of other Plate . One Evidence swore, That she saw the Prisoner asking about Mr. Butler's Door, and watching at a distance, saw a Bundle handed out of the Window of a lower Room to the Prisoner, which he took and went away with, and 2 Boys jump'd out afterwards. Whereupon she pursu'd, and a Man assisting her, took the Prisoner, but he had dropt the Plate. He pretended that he met 2 Boys well dress'd, who desir'd him to carry the Bundle for them, and that upon the Pursuit they got off and left him; which being look'd upon only as a Thief's common Pretence, he was found Guilty of the Felony.

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