William Woodwin, Theft > burglary, 4th June 1685.

Reference Number: t16850604-5
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Woodwin of the Parish of St. Edmunds , Indicted for Breaking open the house of Thomas Glover , and stealing from thence several Goods ; the Evidence for the King was, that the Prisoner with one other Person, came to the House of the said Glover the 16th. of May , about Nine or Ten a Clock at Night, and knocked at the door, and a Servant of the said Glover demanded their Business, they told him they had a Bill of Exchange for his Master, but he telling them that his Master was not at home; he told them he could not accept of the said Bill, then they desired the said Mr. Glovers Servant to lend them a Pen and Ink, to leave their Business in Writing, which he accordingly did, but as soon as the Prisoner and his Companion got into the House, they both fell upon the said Servant of Mr. Glovers, and Strangled him with his Cravat, and bound him Hand and Foot, and told him unless he would tell where his Masters Treasure and Money lay, they would Murder him. The Proof being very Strong against the Prisoner, the Jury found him guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]


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