William Ball, Mary Ball, Esther Bird, Lucretia Stephenson, Ralph Horsley, George Maxfeild, Theft > burglary, 3rd July 1689.

Reference Number: t16890703-37
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Not Guilty; Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Ball , Mary Ball his wife , Esther Bird , Lucretia Stephenson , Ralph Horsley , George Maxfeild , were all indicted, for that they, together with David Williams , John Bear , and John Barrett not yet taken, did break the house of William Gutteridge Gent . on the 8th of June , between the hours of one and two in the night, and took away 40 cloth coats value 90 l. 30 pair of breeches 40 l. 5 silk hoods 20 s. and several other goods of great value, out of his house at Lymehouse . The evidence declared that some of the coats were found upon Ball, as he was offering them to pawn, which Mr. Gutteridge owned; as also some were found upon Lucretia Stephenson, and they were all concern'd in the matter. So upon the whole, there being no corroborating evidence against the latter, they were all acquitted , but William Ball was found guilty of burglary .

[Death. See summary.]


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