A CALENDAR of the PRISONERS that are to be tried at the Assizes, 1786
FELONS IN DURHAM GAOL
ANN WARD and MARY SOMMERS, committed by Wm Etterick, Esq., charged upon the Oath of Robert Taylor - Ann Ward with having picked the Pocket of the said Robert Taylor of 14gs and Mary Sommers with having received the same - No Bill
JANE SCOTT, committed by Robert Ilderton, Esq; charged upon Oath of Edward Thompson, with having stolen one stuff quilted Petticoat, one Muslin Apron, two linen Shifts, with several other Articles of wearing Apparel, of the Value of 20s the Property of the said Edward Thompson.- To be Whipped.
ROBERT BELL, committed by the Honourable Thomas Lyon, charged with having on the 14th of May, 1786, feloniously stolen out of the Stable of Mr Robert Wade, at Fatfield, about One Bushel of Oats.- Death.
JOHN HALL, committed by Anthony Hall, Esq; charged with having feloniously stolen several Articles of wearing Apparel, one Guinea in Gold, and two Half Crown Pieces, in Silver, the Property of George Scott.- To be Whipped.
JOHN DIDSBURY, committed by the Rev Robert Thorp, charged with having feloniously stolen in the Dwelling house of George Holmes, sundry Articles of wearing Apparel, the Property of the said George Holmes.- Seven Years Transportation.
WILLIAM STONEHOUSE, committed by the Rev Henry Ellison, charged with having feloniously stolen, one Shirt and one Shift, the Value of ten Pence, the Property of Robert Maddison.- To be Whipped.
WILLIAM SPENCE, alias SPENCELEY, committed by Ralph Ord, Esq; charged with feloniously stealing on the 24th Day of July, 1785, in the Parish of St Andrew Auckland, one bay Mare to the Value of 7l the property of John Ridley.- Acquitted.
THOMAS WILSON, the Younger, committed by William Etterick, Esq; charged with maliciously and voluntarily setting Fire to the Dwelling House of Thomas Dawson, of Sunderland, in the County of Durham.- No Bill
WILLIAM MATTHEWS and JOHN OLIVER, committed by the Rev Robert Thorp, charged with breaking open the Shop of William Wood, of Gateshead, and feloniously stealing therein, the Carcase of one Wedder Sheep, and the Carcases of two Lambs, the property of the said William Wood. - No Bill
FRANCIS BLENKINSOP, MORLEY TEWIT, and JOHN MILLER, committed by Sir John Eden, Bart, charged with having feloniously stolen out of the Dwelling-house of Robert Merten, a Silver Watch, a Silver Tumbler, and a Sum of Money.- Blenkinsop and Tewit, Death - Miller Acquitted.
SARAH DENT, committed by Robert Curry, Esq; charged with having stolen out of the Dwelling-house of the late Thomas Armstrong, two Feather Beds, one Pair of Blankets, a Quantity of wearing Apparel, and divers other Articles.- No Bill
THOMAS HAY, committed by William Etterick, Esq; charged with stealing out of the Stable of Thomas White, of Sunderland, on the 20th of January 1786, one bay Mare, the property of the said Thomas White.- To be Whipped.
EDWARD PERKIN, committed by William Etterick, Esq; charged with feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the Dwelling House of John Greenfield, of Sunderland, Innkeeper, and stealing therein two Silk Handkerchiefs and a Piece of Leatheren Pouch, of the value of 5s.- Death.
RICHARD FAIRLEY, committed by William Etterick, Esq; charged with feloniously and burglariously (In Company with Edward Perkin) breaking and entering the Dwelling House of Jonathan Longbottom, and stealing therein a box containing about 5s in Silver and Halfpence.- No Bill.
JOHN HENDERSON, committed by the Rev Dr Dickens, charged on Oath with having on the 5th of Feb 1786, feloniously robbed R. Banks, on the King's High Way, and taking from him 2s 6d and a Half Crown Piece in Silver, and a Silk Handkerchief. - Acquitted.
JOHN REED, committed by the Rev. Cooper Abbs, charged with having broken the Dwelling house of William Trail, of Monkwearmouth, and stealing therein, one Silver Watch of the Value of Forty Shillings, two Guineas in Gold, Crown Piece, four Half Crown Pieces, and six shillings in Silver, with other Articles.- Death.
JOHN SUTCLIFFE, committed by Henry Mills, Esq; charged upon the Oaths of John Marshall and Charles Wright, with having stolen a Silver Pint, the Property of the said John Marshall. - Seven Years Transportation.
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