Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
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William Moore , and Mary Moore his Wife , John Shaw and John Terry , all of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , were indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Thomas Moulton , on the 9th of April , in the Seventh Year of the King's Reign, between the hours of Eleven and Twelve at Night of the same Day, with an intent to rob Mr. Moulton . Moore's Wife endeavoured to corrupt the Maid, and promised her a Share if she would open her Master's Doors, and let them in, and Moore's Wife had provided a sleepy potion, which was to be given to Moulton and his Wife if they called for any Drink at their Supper, the Maid acquainted her Master with it; he provided several Persons to take and apprehend them, which he accordingly did when they came in, they not having time to do mischief, but only forced a Hatch; and there was a Chisel found upon Moore, and Strings found in the House to bind Moulton and his Wife. The Prisoners had but little to say for themselves, and called several Witnesses, which gave but a slender Account of their Lives and Conversations. William Moore, John Shaw, and John Terry were found guilty , and the Woman acquitted .