Richard Stevens, William Tibbs, Theft > theft from a specified place, Theft > burglary, 9th December 1714.

Reference Number: t17141209-67
Offences: Theft > theft from a specified place; Theft > burglary
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

Richard Stevens , of the Parish of St. James Westminster , was indicted for stealing 3 Holland Shirts , and other Linen , out of the House of Jane Hare , on the 13th of November last. The Prosecutor's Servant swore, That being Irroning near the Window, the Prisoner threw up the Sash , thrust in his Hand, and Snatch'd the Goods, and ran away; and being pursu'd, they were taken upon him; whereupon he was found Guilty of Felony.

He was a 2d time indicted with William Tibbs , of the Parish of St. Giles in the Fields , for breaking the House of Joseph Briggs , on the 5th of November last, in the Night-times, and taking thence 20 Pewter Plates, and other Goods. The Prosecutor swore his House was safe over night and in the Morning he found the Cellar-Window broke, and the Goods, gone; and one who was an Accomplice in the Fact swore, That Tibbs went in at the Window, and handed out the Goods, and Stevens was by and helped to carry them away; whereupon they were found Guilty of Burglary.

[Death. See summary.]


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