Elizabeth Barncluff, John Norcoat, John Rives, Theft > burglary, 8th December 1697.

Reference Number: t16971208-51
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death > respited for pregnancy; Death

Elizabeth Barncluff alias Rives , of the Parish of St. Andrews Holburn , Spinster , as Principal, and John Norcoat and John Rives as Accessories, were indicted for Fellony and Burglary, for breaking the House of David Sherwood on the 19th of October , in the ninth Year of His Majesty's Reign, and taking thence 4 dozen of Gold Rings value 40 l. five Diamond Rings value 15 l. eight other Rings value 15 l. fifteen Silver Cups value 15 l. twenty four pair of Shooebuckles value 15 l. and divers other Goods to a great value . It appeared, That there had been several Consultations, several Consultations, both in the Country and at London among the Prisoners to perpetrate the said Robbery, which was concluded to be performed on the Day the Peace was proclaim'd; for facilitating of which, the Prisoner John Rives inticed the Prosecutor abroad to see the Solemnity, during which time Elizabeth Barncluf, the Prisoner, broke open the Prosecutor's Chamber-door and Trunk where the Goods lay, the Keys of both being in his Pocket, and brought off the Goods which were parted among the Prisoners, one of the Evidence being concerned in the breaking open the Door and Trunk, and were both seen to come down Stairs with Bundles wrapt up in their Laps. The Evidence being very positive, the Prisoner Elizabeth Barncluf was found guilty of the Fellony and Burglary, and John Norcoat and John Rives were found guilty as Accessories before and after the Robbery.

[Barncluff: Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]

[Norcoat, Rives: Death. See summary.]


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