Thomas Baxter, Theft > burglary, 20th May 1686.

Reference Number: t16860520-31
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Thomas Baxter of the parish of St. Mary Islington , Indicted for breaking and entering the House of Joseph Mons , of Stroud Green in the same parish, in the Night-time and breaking open three Chests, taking thence a Campaign Coat, value 5 s. one Alamode Hood, value 2 s. 6 d. with several other wearing Apparrel and Houshold Goods : The Evidence against the prisoner, was the Wife of the said Mons, who attested that she having given the prisoner leave to lye in the Barn some two Nights before; and that he understanding that her husband was not at home, broke into the House

and took the said Goods, and upon his opening the last Chest of the three, which was in the Chamber where she lay, she heard him, and that she perceived that it was he by the light of the Moon-shine, and the Prisoner not being able to prove where he was on that Night, with other agreeing Evidence, he was found Guilty of the Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]


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