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

10th October 1722

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Thomas Glanister proceedingsdefend , of St. Giles in the Fields . was indicted for feloniously receiving a Silver Tankard, value 6 l. a Silver Mugg 3 l. a Salver 5 l. 54 l. of Bolonia Thrown Silk value 70 l. and other things, the Goods of John Folwell proceedingsvictim , on the 28th of July last, knowing them to be stolen, and for stealing of which, Mary Darbieau < no role > This name instance is in set 548. was Convicted of Felony at the Sessions held here on the 4th of April last . Christopher Leonard < no role > This name instance is in set 505. depos'd, That himself, Richard Trantum < no role > This name instance is in set 1211. (not yet taken) and Mary D'arbieau broke open the House of Mr. Folwell in the Night, and took from thence the Goods mention'd in the indictment; which they sold the Prisoner in Holborn (his Son Nathaniel being then present and assisting, of which he was convicted at the Sessions in May last). The Prisoner was at first scrupulous of dealing with this Evidence, because he was a new Face, and (as he told Trantum) did not yet look like a thorow faced Rogue, and therefore would not be concern'd with him till he was satisfied of his being a Villian, fit to be trusted. They then agreed to meet at the Ducking-Pond, by the Spaw at Islington, in order to give the Prisoner a satisfactory Account of the Qualifications of this Evidence: which Trantum did; by telling him that he was lately return'd from Transportation. Nay (says the Prisoner) if that's the Case, I am Safe, and all is well. Then they brought the Goods to the Prisoner's House, and he gave them 4 s. 6 d. an Ounce for the Plate, by his own Weights, which were none of the heaviest, and 12 l. 10 s. for the Silk, which was worth 70 l. and threw them a Guinea over in the whole. The Plate was mark'd, and this Evidence ask'd him if he could dispose of it: O! says he, I could safely dispose of the King's Crown if I had it. The Prisoner in his Defence said, That he never saw Leonard before, and called several of his Neighbours to his Reputation. Alexander Brown < no role > , at the Yorkshire Grey, by the Watchhouse in Holborn, depos'd, That the Prisoner was a Taylor by Trade, and us'd to deal in Cloaths, and he never knew any harm by him; but being cross examin'd, confest that he had a very bad Name, and was reputed to be a Buyer of Stolen Goods. John Martin < no role > , Cooper, John Beddow < no role > , John Rotheram < no role > , and others of his Neighbours in Holbourn near the Watch-house, with much ado, were brought to acknowledge, that he was a Man of a very ill Character, and notorious for buying of stolen Goods. All the Prisoner's Witnesses instead of clearing his Reputation, serv'd only to confirm what was already sworn against him. He was an old Offender, and the Jury found him Guilty .

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