Robert Brown, Jane Townsend, Theft > burglary, Theft > receiving, 8th June 1698.

Reference Number: t16980608-55
Offences: Theft > burglary; Theft > receiving
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death

Robert Brown of Hackney in Middlesex as principal, and Jane Townsend of Sepulchers as accessory, were Indicted for that he the said Brown with some others, did break the house of Edward Trotman Gent. on the 19th of May , in the night time, and took thence 11 yards of Velvet value 6 l. 6 yards of Fringe, and other Goods ; and the said Jane Townsend for harbouring, assisting and abetting the said Brown after the Robbery committed, knowing the goods to belong to the Prosecutor . It appeared that the Prisoner and one Moody being abroad after purchase, waited near the Prosecutor's House till between twelve and one a Clock at night, when they broke in at one side of the Prosecutor's Coach-house joining to his Dwelling-house; and Moody entring it, delivered the Goods out to the Prisoner; which being afterwards offered to be sold, were stopt, and the Prosecutor had notice of them: Upon which the Prisoner was taken up, and confest the Robbery; and it also appeared that the Goods were brought to Townsend's House, where she reset and offered part of them to sale, and the rest were found in her House. The Evidence being full, and the Prisoners having little to say, the Jury brought them in guilty .

[Brown: Death. See summary.]


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