Humphrey Payton, Theft > burglary, 1st September 1686.

Reference Number: t16860901-33
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Humphrey Payton , of the Parish of St. James's Westminster , was Indicted for Feloniously intending to Rob the House of one Susannah Kemp , on the 21st. of August last. The Evidence for the King deposed that the House was broken open about Twelve of the Clock at Night, and that the Prisoner was seen to come out at a Window of the House , and was immediatly taken, and confessed that himself and two other persons had intelligence of 100 l or 200 l. that was in the House, and further in his Defence, said that he was drawn in by the other two persons (who are not yet taken) who forced him in at the Window, and using many such like Evasions, and having no Witnesses: and the Matter of Fact being so plainly proved against him, he was brought in Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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