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Old Bailey-Lee Hoy

John Ball , theft: simple grand larceny, 08 Jul 1724

John Ball , of St. John Hackney, was indicted for feloniously stealing a Hamper, and 13 Geese, value 26 s. the Goods of John Hopewell , the 18th of May last. The Prosecutor depos'd, He lost the Hamper and Geese, And Mr. Taylor depos'd, There was a Hamper and Geese brought into a Yard on Salt Petre Bank, and he bought Six of them of the Prisoner, who told him he had them from the Lee Hoy , in St. Katherines. The Prisoner owned that he and Charles Osbourn stole the Geese. The Fact being plainly prov'd, the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment. Transportation.