James Powell, Theft > burglary, 30th June 1714.

Reference Number: t17140630-8
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

James Powell , of the Parish of St. Botolph Bishopsgate , was indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Hulls , and stealing thence two Guineas and 30 s. in Silver , on the 15th of May last. It appear'd by the Evidence, That the Door was fast lock'd at Eight of the Clock in the Evening aforesaid; and Hulls coming home about Ten, found it open, and heard some Noise above Stairs; whereupon calling his Wife, having no Answer, he stood in the Entry, and soon saw a Person run by him, who he thought to be the Prisoner; and crying for Assistance, Pursuit was made, and the Prisoner was taken running within ten Doors of the Place, where he dropt four Picklock-Keys, and three more and a Dark-Lanthorn were afterwards found betwixt the Place where he was taken and Hull's House. He endeavour'd to make a Defence, but it was to little purpose; and being known to be an old Offender, he was found Guilty of the Burglary .

[Death. See summary.]


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