John Cane, Thomas Trevor, Theft > burglary, 8th September 1714.

Reference Number: t17140908-33
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Cane and Thomas Trevor of the Parish of St. John Wapping , were indicted for breaking the House of William Stevens , on the 8th of July last, in the Night Time, and stealing thence a great Quantity of Linnen . Mrs. Stevens swore the House was not open

11 at Night, and by 3 the Cellar Door was broke open, and the Goods gone. Another Witness deposed, That (being a Baker) he was up about his Work, and heard a Boy cry out, whereupon he went into the Street, and saw the Prisoners and another, and suspecting them to be ill People, he follow'd them at some Distance, till he got some Help, and then went forward in the Pursuit and that he saw Trevor with a Bundle upon his Back, which afterwards he gave to Cane, and Cane carrying it a little Way, threw it over into a Garden, and jump'd after it, upon which one of the Pursuers went into the Garden after him, and took him and the Bundle, in which was found the Linnen lost out of Mr. Stevens's House. Trevor for that Time made his Escape, but on the Sunday following one of the Witnesses seeing him by chance, dog'd him into a convenient Place, and then took him. He said in his Defence, that Cane gave him the Bundle to carry, and told him 'twas run Muslin: But the Fact being very plain against them both, they were found Guilty of Burglary .

[Death. See summary.]


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