John Alderson, Theft > burglary, Theft > burglary, 19th May 1697.

Reference Number: t16970519-15
Offences: Theft > burglary; Theft > burglary
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

John Alderson , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for Felony and Burglary, for breaking the House of Anthony Duncomb , Gent. on the 3d of May last, about Eleven in the Night; and taking thence a Hat, Perriwig, Gown, and a Cup . The Evidence declared, That he did open the Lock with Picklock-keys, and went in and brought out the Goods, and went his ways. It appeared that he pawned the Gown for 18 s. at a Brokers in Shoe-Lane; the Fact was plain against him, and he being an old Offender, and had been formerly pardoned for such Offences; the Jury found him guilty .

He was a second time indicted for Felony and Burlary, for breaking the House of Mary Lumley , Widow , on the 1st of May last, and taking thence a Laced Night-rail, value 8 s. and a pair of Buttons set with Stones, value 10 s. It appeared that the Prisoner open'd the Door with Picklock-keys, and went in and took the said Goods; the Fact was plain against him, the Jury found him guilty of this Indictment also.

[Death. See summary.]


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