Offence: Theft > burglary
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Philip Cary and Thomas Pain of the Parish of Twitnam , in the County of Middlesex, were Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Richard Colchester on the 25th of Decemb. and taking thence 11 Diaper Napkins value 6 s. a stuff Petticoat lined with Silk, value 15 s. and several other Goods : It appeared that the Prisoners came to the Prosecutor's house, where there was none at home but Mary Colchester , and ask'd for some Victuals, which she gave them; and going away, return'd again, perceiving her to be alone, lifted the Latch of the door, entered the House, and laying hold of her, Cary having stopt her Mouth with a Handkerchief, and kept her down with his Knee upon her Breast, whilst Pain rifled the House, and carry'd away the Goods; and having lockt the door to keep her in, carry'd away the Key; but there being a back-door, she got out and acquainting some Bargemen, they pursued the Prisoners and seized them with the Goods about them. The Evidence being very plain, the Jury brought them in Guilty .