William Davis, Theft > burglary, 11th December 1689.

Reference Number: t16891211-14
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

William Davis was tryed for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the house of one Thomas Dance on the 13th day of October last, and taking away 200 l. in Money Numbered . It appeared upon the Evidence, that he quartered in the prosecutors house, about 18 Weeks: and sometime after he was gone, well knowing Mr. Dances house and where the Money used to Lye, he came thither, and in the Night time Committed the Robbery; he owned that he had the Money and that he had hid 100 l. of it in the Earth at Southern Bridge 4 Miles from London, which was accordingly found there, he further owned before the Justice that he broke open the Window of the Closet where the Money lay: And with a Chissel broke open the Till of the drawer, and so got away with it, he was taken in Elbow Lane in a Garret. Unto all this the Prisoner answered, That he found the Money upon the Road in a Wallet; and buryed it, as aforesaid, and had very frivolous excuses: and denied all that was alledged against him. So upon the whole matter he was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]


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