Mary Segar, Mary Potter, Ann Whitle, Theft > burglary, Theft > receiving, 8th December 1697.

Reference Number: t16971208-48
Offences: Theft > burglary; Theft > receiving
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death > respited for pregnancy; Miscellaneous > branding

Mary Segar and Mary Potter , of the Parish of Cripplegate , Spinster s, were indicted for Fellony and Burglary in breaking into the House of Samuel Fleming , on the 8th of October , and taking thence a Sable Tippet, value 2 s. one silk Petticoat value 15 s. one Mohair Petticoat value 10 s. and several other Goods to a great value . It appeared, That the Prosecutor's Wife having occasion to go Abroad, lock'd the Door and carried the Key with her, but before she returned, the lock was pick'd with a false Key, and the Goods carried away. The Evidence deposed, That they with the Prisoners and some others, were joyntly concerned in the said Burglary and Robbery, and when the Prisoners were taken, there were a great many Picklock Keys found about them. And also Ann Whitle was Indicted for referring and abetting Segar and Potter, and selling stoln Goods for Robbers , which was positively Sworn against her. The Prisoners had little to say for themselves; Segar and Potter were found guilty of the Fellony and Burglary, and Whitle of Fellony only.

[Segar, Potter: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

[Whitle: Branding. See summary.]


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