Offence: Theft > burglary
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Edward White late of London, Labourer , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for that he the 25th of April , in the Seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign, broke open the House of Edward Cooke , in the Parish of St. Bartholomew by the Exchange, in the Ward of Broadstreet , and did steal one Alamode Hood, value 5s. one long Scarf, a Tippet, a pair of Holland Sleeves, a Silk Mantua Gown, and two Silk Petticoats, the Goods of Margaret Richardson , Servant to the said Mr. Cooke . The Prisoner alledged, That he came to inquire for a Gentleman, but could not prove it. The Maid going up Stairs about nine or ten at Night, met the Prisoner at the top of the Stairs, and found her Trunk broke open, and so struggled with him for a quarter of an hour, till she could get assistance. The Prisoner had very little to say in his own Defence, and a Chizzal being found, supposed to be left by him. The Jury found him guilty of Felony and Burglary.