Offences: Theft > burglary; Theft > burglary; Theft > burglary; Theft > burglary; Theft > housebreaking
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty; Guilty; Not Guilty; Not Guilty
Matth.ew Cornwall , of the Parish of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of Thomas Biddle , on the 31st of March last in the Night-time, and stealing thence 12 Pewter Dishes, and other Goods . The Prosecutor swore his House was broke open, on the Night aforesaid, and his Goods taken away; and one Gibbons (who had been concern'd in several Burglaries with him, and being taken, became an Evidence) swore, That the Prisoner and he did the Fact, and a Coat, which was part of the Goods in the Indictment, was found at his Lodging; whereupon he was found guilty .
He was a second time indicted for breaking the House of Thomas Bolt , in the Night-time, and stealing thence 112 Pound-weight of Tobacco a pair of Scales, and a Weight . Mr. Boit swore his House was broke, and Goods taken away, and Gibbons swore he and the Prisoner did it; which being confirm'd by the Scales being found in his Lodging, he was found guilty .
He was a third time indicted with Thomas Evans , for breaking the House of Jeremy Francis , on the 25th of March last, in the Night-time, and stealing thence 120 Yards of Fustian , 24 Shirts, and other Goods . The Prosecutor swore his House was broke, and Gibbons that the Prisoner told him he and Evans had done the Robbery. Part of the Goods being found in Cornwall's Lodging, he was found Guilty ; but there being no other Proof than Gibbon's swearing against Evans, he was acquitted .
He was a fourth time indicted for breaking the House of Joan Harford , on the 9th of March , in the Night-time, and stealing thence 3 Dozen of Plates, 12 Dishes , and other Goods . Mrs. Harford depos'd, that her House was broke open, and her Goods stoln; and Gibbons swore he was with the Prisoner on the doing of it.
He was a fifth time indicted for breaking the House of John Aron , on the 23d of February last, and stealing thence 10 Pewter Dishes , 40 Plates, and divers other Goods . It appear'd that the House was broke, and the Goods taken away; but there being no other Evidence against the Prisoner either in this or the foregoing Indictment, than the bare Oath of Gibbons, he was acquitted of them both .