Ann Selby, Damage to Property > arson, Theft > theft from a specified place, 12th May 1687.

Reference Number: t16870512-2
Offences: Damage to Property > arson; Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death

Ann Selby was Tryed upon two Indictments; the First for Firing , the Second for Robbing the house of Catharine Lucas , of the Parish of St. Sepulchres , on the 24th of April last; upon the Former it appeared by the Testimony of her Mistress and others, that being sent down Stairs to kindle a Fire for her Mistress to dress her by, she had with the help of Turpentine, and other combustible Materials which she found in the house, being an Oyl shop , attempted to fire certain Pitch Barrels; but it being timely discovered, before it took Effect, by the Smoke, it was prevented, nor did she deny in Court she had attempted to fire the house, yet could give no other reason for so wicked an undertaking, but that she was counselled to do it by one Evans a Porter, since fled into Ireland; and upon the latter it as plainly appearing, that at the same time making her escape: When she found her self prevented in what was mainly intended, she had taken wearing Apparel and other Goods, to the value of 18 or 20 s. which at the time of her being Apprehended, were found upon her; she was found Guilty of both the Indictments.

[Death. See summary.]


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