John Evans, Theft > theft from a specified place, 23rd August 1676.

Reference Number: t16760823-8
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty

But of all the Examples of improved youthful impudence, we must admire that of one John Evans , a Lad seeming not to be above Fifteen or Sixteen years of age at most: he has been three times in the Colledge of Newgate, once already burnt in the hand, and now charged with several Indictments, particularly for robbing a house in St. Martins-lane , and stealing a great quantity of very rich wearing Apparel : He was taken going to dispose of part of it, by the Beadle of Covent-garden, who knew him well enough to suspect him: he had several pieces of Gold about him, when apprehended; and amongst divers other things, a silver and gold Bowl, and a Crucifix of Gold. After he was convicted the Court

was very importunate with him to declare to whom those things belonged, or where he had them, but could get no other answer, but he found them, &c.


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