Offence: Theft > burglary
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Richard Dickman and John Linvill , both of the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell , were indicted for Felony and Burglary; for breaking the House of John Brampton on the 12th of April last, about one or two in the night, and taking thence 2 pair of Flaxen Sheets, 4 Shirts, 2 Smocks, and divers other Goods to a considerable value . The Prosecutor deposed, That his House was broke open in Swan Ally about two in the Night and the Iron-Bar of a Window broke, and his Goods gone, and the Watchman coming his Rounds about 3 a Clock, and call'd him up, and making inquiry; heard that there were some Persons carried some Linnen early in the Morning to a House in Chick-Lane, where being come, found the Prisoners offering them to Sale, upon which they were for making their escape, but were afterwards taken, and in Linvill's Bosom they found a Laced Hankerchief, which the Prosecutor owned to be his. They both denyed the Fact, saying, That Night they had been out late a Drinking, and in Woods-Close found the Goods upon a Dunghill. They could not prove it, or call any to their Reputations. They being both Offenders, the Jury found them Both Guilty of the said Burglary.