William Delacore, Theft > burglary, 9th October 1689.

Reference Number: t16891009-17
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Delacore was Indicted for breaking the House of Capt. John Lane in Red-Lyon Court in Watling-street , on the 28th of September last, and taking away two Silver Watches value 6 l. one Silver, hilted Sword 40 s. two Rings 10 s. one silk Peticoat 10 l. one cloth Coat with Silver Button 10 l. one piece of coined Silver 20 s. with other Goods of a considerable value, amounting near to 400 l. The Evidence swore, that on a Sunday, being the day above mentioned, the Family being at Church, the Prisoner was seen to come out at door, and to lock it in company with another man, with things in their custody and after he was taken part of the Goods were found about him. viz. a Sword, and the Rings, &c. and the rest were found in his Lodgings in Southwark. He denied the Indictment, and said that the Goods were given him by another Man to keep, but could not prove it. The Fact was indeed very fully proved'

upon him, altho' he said he was never in the House; Yet, after a distinct Hearing; he was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]


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