Elizabeth Pepper, Theft > housebreaking, 7th December 1692.

Reference Number: t16921207-38
Offence: Theft > housebreaking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death > respited for pregnancy

Elizabeth Pepper of Chiswick was indicted for breaking the House of Susannah Adshead in the day time, and taking away two Pieces of Gold, value 27 s. 10 Guineas, value 10 l. 15 s. 7 half Guineas, and 2 French Pistoles , on the 31st of October last, Mrs. Adshead said she lost to the value of 16 l. and upwards, and the Lock was took off, and hung upon the Hatch, but she could not say the Door was shut; the Prisoner confest the Fact, when taken, and the Prisoner was born next door to her, and had spent all the Money before she was taken, except 8 s. 4 d. halfpenny, which was within a Fortnight after; the Prisoner said the Trunk was open, and seeing the Money lie there, she took it; she was found guilty .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]


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