Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence
Punishment: Death; Transportation
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Richard Star , and Elizabeth Star his Wife , alias Elizabeth Osborne , were both indicted for breaking the House of one Abraham Walker , without Bishops-gate , on the 13th of September last, and taking away 120 Ells of broad Alamode Silk, value 133 l. 20 Ells of Sarsnet, value 15 l. 14 Yards of Lute String, value 30 s. 3 Spotted Hoods, value 45 s. 18 Lac'd Tippets, value 7 l. 14 s. 10 White Hoods, value 50 s. 16 other Hoods, value 3 l. 40 Yards of Gloth, value 10 l. 4 Handkerchiefs value 10 s. 16 Muslin Cornets, 120 Yards of other Lace, and other Goods of a consideaable value, &c. The Evidence swore that there was a hole bor'd in the Door, big enough to put a man's Hand into; and by that they opened the Door, and took away the Goods, which were some of them found upon them in their Lodging in Pye-corner, where they were found in Bed together, with two or three Pistols loaded lying in the Room. They were known in Court to be old Offenders; they were found guilty of the Felony, but acquitted of the Burglary .