Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence; Not Guilty
Punishment: Death; Miscellaneous > branding
Edward Baxter , Christopher Ward , and Jasper Andrews , were all three indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of David Manson the 9th of February last at two in the morning, and stealing thence 2 Shirts value 8 s. 5 Shirts, val.20 s. and other goods to the value of 30 s. The Prosecutor deposed, the shutters of the windows were taken down, and the goods stollen. Another evidence deposed, the Prisoner brought her the goods to sell, and that she paid the money to Andrews and Ward. The Prisoners deny'd the fact, saying they found the goods in the back Lane near Ratcliff. The Jury nevertheless found Andrews and Ward guilty of the Felony, but acquitted them of the Burglary ; and nothing appearing against Baxter, but his being at the selling of them, he was acquitted .