Offence: Theft > housebreaking
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Ann Wright , of the Precinct of St. Katharine's , was indicted for breaking the House of Elizabeth Barret , in the Day-time, no Person being therein, and feloniously taking a Bed, 2 Blankets, a Rug, and other Things , on the 30th of October last. The Prosecutor swore, That when she went out to Market she left her Door fast lock'd, and took the Key in her Pocket; and her Daughter swore, that while her Mother was Abroad she heard her Door open, and going to see what was the matter, found the Prisoner in the Room, and the Bed and other Goods bundl'd up ready to carry away; and upon search found several Pick-lock Keys in her Pocket. She had nothing to say in her Defence, but, that she was no farther than the Entry, into which the ran for fear of the Baliffs; whereupon she was found Guilty of the Indictment.