London market dating from 1682

19 Jun

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Wild began, slowly at first, to dispose of stolen goods and to pay bribes to get thieves out of prison.

In 1712 Charles Hitchen, Wild's forerunner and future rival as thief-taker, said that he personally knew 2,000 people in London who made their living solely by theft.

In 1711 Hitchen had obtained public office as the City's Under Marshal, effectively its top policeman, paying £700 for the appointment.

The prisons were notoriously corrupt, with gaolers demanding a bribe, or "garnish", for any minor comfort.

Wild became popular, running errands for the gaolers and eventually earning enough to repay his original debts and the cost of being imprisoned, and even lend money to other prisoners.