Greater London, England
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 1837|
Thomas Wilkinson Hazard FEATHERSTON Married Margaret POLAND in 1783 in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA.
Thomas Featherston 1774 Old Bailey Trial Summaries
Thomas Featherston Trial Summary:
* Crime(s): theft : burglary,
* Punishment Type: transportation,
(Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
* Verdict: Part Guilty: theft under 40s,
* Name search for: THOMAS FEATHERSTON
511. (2d M.) THOMAS FEATHERSTON was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Zeidler, on the 21st of May, about the hour of nine in the night, and stealing a hair trunk, value 1 s. a plain gold ring, value 7 s. a silk gown, value 10 s. a pair of woman's stuff shoes, value 3 s. a pair of woman's leather clogs, value 3 s. a cloth cardinal, value 10 s. a camblet gown, value 5 s. a pair of worked muslin ruffles, value 4 s. a pair of spotted muslin ruffles, value 4 s. a muslin apron, value 2 s. four pair of linen shift sleeves, value 2 s. three linen handkerchiefs, value 3 s. three linen caps, value 3 s. three pair of women's leather gloves, value 18 d. five yards of thread lace, value 1 s. and a mock mother o'pearl necklace, value 1 s. the property of Ann Jeffs, spinster, in the dwelling house of the said John. *
Ann Jeffs. I am servant to Mr. Zeidler; I was alone in the house at the time it was broke open; I went up into the garret where my box was. I saw a hole in the cieling, and missed the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them).
Q. Was it light or dark at the time you discovered it?
Jeffs. It was quite dark; I had been up in that room about half an hour before; it was so dark then I was obliged to have a candle; the cieling was not broke at that time. I went to the public house for assistance and the prisoner was taken.
John Evans. Ann Jeffs came to me and told me her master's house had been broke open; I went there; I saw a hole in the cieling of the garret; they had got up an empty house, and so got to the top of Mr. Zeidler's house; they got into the cock lost, and then broke a hole through the cieling of the garret to put a hand through and unbolt the trap door; we found no one in the house, but in searching about we found the prisoner concealed in a necessary house. We found the things mentioned in the indictment in the empty house. The prisoner made a voluntary confession that he hid himself in the empty house till it was dark, and then got up to the top of that house and so broke into the prosecutor's house.
They gave me liquor at the watch-house to say so, which I did.
Q. to Evans. How far did you find the prisoner from Mr. Zeidler's house?
Evans. I found him over one yard; the trunk with the things in it was found under the stairs of the adjoining house. The prisoner called his sister, who said that the prisoner had been to sea; that she kept him till
he got into another ship, but that he had run away from her for a fortnight; in which time he had got himself into Clerkenwell Bridewell.
Not guilty of breaking and entering the dwelling house, but guilty of stealing the goods to the value of 39 s. T
THOMAS FEATHERSTON, theft: burglary, 06 Jul 1774.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17740706-44
From Sue Jacoby:
Transcription of information from genealogist Jean Haynes in 1991
Calendar of Indictments 18 May 1774
Page 107, No 40
Featherstone, Thos G value 39/ Burgl. Tr. July 1774
Thomas Featherston from New Prison committed by . Francis Freeling on oath of Ann Jeffs and others in suspicion of "stealing a trunk and a quantity of wearing apparell May 23rd and 25th 1774
Pleads guilty to 39/ but not of breaking and entering the dwelling house. 7 years transportation.
(note: Stealing 40/ was a hanging offense)
Thomas Featherston of the parish of St. Pancras Middlesex, laborer and John Gibbons, late of same, laborer, 21 May 1774 at 9 o'clock at night with force of arms in the same parish in the house of John? Forster? did break and enter and steal 1 hair trunk, value 12 pence; 1 plain gold ring/7/; I silk gown 10/; 1 pair of women's shiff shoes, 3/ 1 pair womens leather cloggs 3/, one cloth cardinal 10/; 1 camblet gown 5/; one pair worked muslin ruffles 4/; 1 pair spotted muslin ruffles 2/; one striped muslin apron 10/; 4 pair linen shift sleeves 2/, 3 linen handkerchiefs 3/; 3 linen caps 3/; 1 mock mother of pearl necklace 19 pence; 3 pair womens leather gloves 18 pence; 5 yards thread lace value 12 pence, the goods and chattel of Ann Jeffs.
Margaret Poland Featherston (1762 - 1837)
Polly Featherston (1781 - 1818)*
Elizabeth Featherston McDonald (1784 - 1840)*
John Featherston (1786 - ____)*
Wesley Featherston (1796 - 1818)*
Susanna Featherston Leget (1798 - 1873)*
Note: Death Age: 78 Yrs.
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Record added: Sep 04, 2012
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