Offence: Theft > burglary
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Robert Martin of Stepney , was Indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Diss , on the 19th of Feb. and pair of Buckskin-Breeches, 5 Gold Rings, two Guineas, 1 l. in Money, and other Goods to a great Value . It appear'd the Prisoner broke into the House when the Family were absent, and carry'd away the Goods, part of which were found about him; that he confest where he sold the rest, and the Burglary when seized, saying he was a dead Man. He said he had the Goods of a Man on the Road to carry for him; but it did not avail him, the Jury brought him in Guilty .