Lydia Cane, Margaret Wade, Theft > housebreaking, Theft > burglary, 7th April 1714.

Reference Number: t17140407-18
Offences: Theft > housebreaking; Theft > burglary
Verdicts: Not Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death > respited for pregnancy

Lydia Cane, alias Cayler, alias Jackson , and Margaret Wade , of the Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch , were Indicted for breaking the House of John Gilpin on the 20th of February last in the day-time (he the said Gilpin being then therein,) and stealing thence a Cloth Wastcoat and Breeches, a Quilted Petticoat, and other Goods . The Evidence being not sufficient to prove the Indictment, they were acquitted .

They were a 2d time Indicted for breaking the House of John Hatchet on the 21st. of December last in the day-time, and stealing thence a Cloth Coat, a Drugget Suit, and other the Goods of Thomas Bugg , who depos'd. That being a Lodger in Hatchet's House, he lost the Goods in the Indictment, and one Sarah Barnet (who had been an Accomplice with the Prisoners) swore, That as they were going along in Spittle-fields , Cane pitch'd upon the House, and that she went with her, and saw her open the door with a Picklock-key, and they both went in and took the Goods, Wade in the mean time standing upon the Watch to give Notice when any body came. A Constable depos'd, That taking up the Prisoners and the Witness as suspicious Persons, he found a Bunch of Picklock keys in Cane's Pocket, and soon after Barnet confess'd this and the former Robbery. They deny'd they ever had any thing to do with the Witness, yet Cane said she had the Picklock keys from her. The Jury upon the whole matter, found them Guilty of Burglary .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]


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