Offence: Theft > housebreaking
Verdict: Guilty > pleaded guilty; Guilty; Not Guilty
Andrew Ellingburgh , George Bird , and Martin Tashter , all Foreigners were all three Arraigned for Felony, upon which arraignment Tashter Pleaded Guilty : after which Ellingburgh stood mute for a long time, but the Court giving him a little Respite, and he being carried to the Press and there Threatned to be put to Death, he afterwards Relented, and begged Pardon of the Court, then he and Bird were tryed upon the Indictment for Felony, and the Mony Charged against them was 2 Pieces of Gold Value 20 s. two other ten shillings, a piece of Coined Gold. 22 Guines, five pieces of Louis-de ors, value 17 shillings and six pence, one Linnen bag value 2 d. and 60 l. in Mony Numbered , the Mony of one John Fisher of St. Bartholomew Exchange : The Evidence was plain, that they were in the House, and one Phillip Oneal in their Company who is not yet taken, and that they Broak open the Locks and Doors to get to the Gold. The Prisoners denyed the matter of Fact, and said that they knew nothing of the Robbery, but what Gold was found about them was their own, but they had no Evidence on their side: There was no proof against Bird that he was Actually at the Robbery, but he went away with them after they had Committed the Robbery: So Ellingburgh was found Guilty , but Bird was Acquitted .