Offence: Theft > housebreaking
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Charles Price , alias Kyrten, of St. Giles's in the Fields , was tryed for breaking the house of John Methwin Esq ; on the 6th of June , and bearing away with him one blunderbus value 10 s. one pistol 5 s . the King's evidence declared, that the aforesaid John Methwin Esq; being in the countrey, leaving only a servant or two at his house near Lincolns-Inn , the prisoner was seen near it, and the house was broke open: But the evidence did not swear that the prisoner broke open the house, and there was nothing found about him. Whereupon the prisoner made a kind of a plausible defence for himself, how that he was only going by, and knew nothing of the matter. But there were two evidenced that they saw him go over the wall, and having been branded before, also going by two names, which was proved against him, he was found guilty .