Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Not Guilty; Guilty
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Robert Cook alias Hedgly , Margate his Wife , Thomas Davis , and Deborah Stent , were all indicted, the 3 first as Principal, and Stent as Accessary, for breaking the House of Mary Mellers on the 13th of May last in the Night-time, and taking thence 8 Pewter Dishes, 40 Plates, and other Goods of the said Mary Mellers . The Prosecutor swore her House was broke open, by pulling down the Windows, and her Goods taken away, betwixt the hours of 11 and 3 on the Night aforesaid: And there were other Witnesses who swore they saw Cook bring the Pewter into a House where they were, and that both he and Davis own'd they had committed a Robbery, and brought the Pewter from Hockly in the Hole, where the Prosecutor's House is; and that Cook's Wife carrying the Plates to Nortonfalgate, they were stopt, and she would have had one of the Witnesses go and own them; And also that Davis and Cook's Wife went to Stent's House, and sold the 8 Dishes for 5 Shillings: But this last being only hearsay, Stent was acquitted , as was Cook's Wife by reason of her Coverture; and Cook and Davis were both found Guilty of Burglary .