Shadrach Guy, Margaret Cock, Theft > housebreaking, Theft > receiving, 23rd February 1715.

Reference Number: t17150223-26
Offences: Theft > housebreaking; Theft > receiving
Verdicts: Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishments: Death

Shadrach Guy , of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn , was indicted for breaking the House of Ralph Musgrave , Esq; on the 15th of January last, and stealing a Gold Watch and Chain, value 35 l. a Pocket-book, 2 pair of Pistols, and other Goods ; and Margaret Cock was indicted for receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen . Mr. Musgrave swore, That he had lost such Goods out of his Chambers in Staples-Inn ; and his Clerk swore, That the Chambers were fast at 8 at Night, and at 11 were found broke open, and the Goods taken away. Mr. Musgrave hereupon sent printed Bills abroad, and the Prisoner going to pawn a pair of the Pistols, was stopt, and upon search the Pocket- book was found upon him. In his Defence he pretended he bought the Pistols, and had an Oyster-woman who swore a sort of a blind Story relating thereunto; which not availing, he was found Guilty of Burglary ; & there being no Evidence against Cock, she was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]


View as XML