excerpt from 'Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 31 January 2019), April 1722, trial of William Renton (t17220404-33)' (168 words)

excerpt from 'Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 31 January 2019), April 1722, trial of William Renton (t17220404-33)' (168 words)

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Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 31 January 2019), April 1722, trial of William Renton (t17220404-33)

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[William Renton was found guilty of theft on 4 April 1722 and sentenced to transportation]

 

William Renton, of St. Giles in the Fields , was indicted for privately stealing out of the Shop of  John Large , 7 Suits of Headcloaths, value 17 l. and other Things, on the 24th of March last. John Large depos'd, that about 10 at Night, the prisoner and four more came in to drink. That seeing a Neckcloth lie on the Ground, near a Box of Linnen which was in the Shop, he went to take it up, upon which all but the prisoner ran out of the Shop, and he alone staid and offer'd to pay his Reckoning, The prisoner in his Defence said, that going along Holbourn, he heard a Man sing in the Street, and being pleased with the Song, he invited him to drink a Dram, and brought him to the Prosecutor's [John Large], when presently came in 3 Men, that he was a stranger to, and that he was no way concerned in the Robbery.

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