Peter Richardson, Theft > burglary, 15th January 1680.
Peter Richardson was Indicted and Arraigned, for that he the said Richardson, in the company of three more did Felloniously take and bear away, after having forced and broken open the Chamber-door of Mark Trout of New-Inn, in the Parish of St.
Clements-Dean's , a Hair-cambler Cloak, one beaver Hat forty-six Guinnies six broad Pieces, a Silver-hilted Sword, and a bag of half Crowns and Five-shilling Pieces, in all, to the value of a hundred and ten Pounds ; next day the noise of the Robery spreading, the said Richardson, who before was very bare of money, being observed at the Bull over against the said Inn, to pull out whole handfuls of Gold and Silver, thought fit to question him how he came by it, and being apprehended he confessed the manner and nature of the Robbery, as also where the Key of the Iron Chest, in which the moneys had been in, was thrown by his Confederates, the which accordingly was found, but in Court he denied what ever former he had declared, and said that he had receiv'd what moneys he had of one Russel: but he not being to be produced, his Confession sworn to, he was convicted of Fellony and Burglary.
[Death. See summary.]
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