James Shaw, Theft > theft from a specified place, 8th October 1684.

Reference Number: t16841008-15
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

*** James Shaw , (formerly convicted for Clipping Money, &c. for which he recieved his Majesties most Gracious Pardon) Indicted together with Jane Shaw , not yet taken, for Stealing two Tankards, value 5 l. Six Silver Salts, some Silver Candlesticks, Snuff-Dish Snuffers, Mustard-Box, Pepper-Box, a Candle-Cup, a Porringer, Fruit-Dish and Ladle, all of Silver; with two Sattin Petticoats, and divers other Goods , being the Goods of John Coghill Esq ; of Harrow on the Hill in the County of Middlesex. It appeared upon the Trial, that on Sunday the 17th. of September past, the said Esq; Coghill and most part of his Family being at Church, two Maid-Servants and an old Gentlewoman only left at Home, four Men came and knocked at the Door, which being opened by one of the Maids, they rushed in, shut to the Door, and Robb'd the House of the Goods before-mentioned, abuseing the old Gentlewoman, and Breaking her Arm. It was also in Evidence, that Shaw had Imployed one Carr to go and Sell the Tankard; which Carr being questioned where he had it, produced Shaw, and Shaw owned it to be his Tankard; but upon further enquiry, it was found to be one of the Tankards Stolen from Mr. Coghill. Upon the whole, Shaw was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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