Jane Grant, Ann Webster, Theft > burglary, 23rd February 1698.

Reference Number: t16980223-24
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence; Guilty
Punishment: Miscellaneous > branding; Death

Jane Grant and Ann Webster of the Parish of St. Brides , were Indicted for Breaking the House of Richard Ely on the 11th of December , about 10 at Night, and taking thence one Cloth Coat, and several other Goods belonging to the said Richard Ely; some Stockins and other Goods belonging to Thomas Clark , and several other Goods belonging to Thomas Climpson . It appeared that Grant was a Lodger in Ely's House, where Webster came to her, and watching an opportunity when the Family were gone out, broke open the Rooms where the Goods lay, and carry'd them off, part of which were found in Bishopsgate-street according to the direction of Grant, and part of them on Saffron-hill, which were pawn'd in Webster's Name: upon rifling of the House, Grant deserted her lodgings; Webster owned the breaking open the Doors and taking the Goods: but the Burglary not appearing plainly against Grant, she was brought in Guilty of Felony , and Webster was found Guilty of Felony and Burglary.

[Grant: Branding. See summary.]

[Webster: Death. See summary.]


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