F - M -, Violent Theft > robbery, 12th October 1692.
F - M - was Indicted for Stealing on the 27th day of September , four Gold Rings, value 24 s. two silver Watches, value 5 l. a Camblet Cloak, two silver Plates, value 4 l. 10 s. two Tankards, value 5 l. two silver Salts, value 3 l. a Porringer, 20 s. three Cups, value 30 s. a silver Baker and other Plate and Goods besides 4 l. in Money, from one Mr. Richard Jarvis in Butler's Ally in Grub-street ; who said that the Door was open about three a Clock in the Afternoon, and two Fellows came in to him and fell upon him and put one of their Fingers into his Mouth, and bound him with a Cord round his Middle, then put him into
Cellar, and afterwards Rifled the House , and he believed but the Prisoner was one of the Persons; and other Evidence swore, that the Prisoner confest the Fact when Taken at his ife in Old-street, and that one Tanner did entice him to be concerned with him in the Robbery, and one Purser, Landlord Mr. Jervis, who are not to be found. The Prisoner confest, t he was the Person that stood over Mr. Jervis to keep him quiet, whilst Purser and Tanner were above Stairs Rifling the house; and that he took the Ring off his Finger and gave it to Tanner. The Prisoner had very little to say in his Defence, only confest he was in the House, but did not meddle with any thing. But that did not avail him; so he was found Guilty .
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