Offence: Theft > housebreaking
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Joseph Conibach alias Whitney , of St. Anne's Westminster , was indicted for breaking the dwelling-house of William Ray , and stealing thence 3 Flaxen Sheets, value 15 s. a Smock, val.4 s. and other Goods , the 3d of October last was 12 Months. The Prosecutor deposed his house was broken, and the goods stollen. Abel Downs deposed, that he, the Prisoner, and one Jeves did the fact, and sold the goods to Debor ab stens. The Constable deposed that the Prisoner said, Would he have been such a Rogne as Abel Downs, he could have hang'd him 4 years ago; and that when he apprehended him, he got from him, and he had like to have lost his life in taking him again. It appeared he had been an old offender, and the Jury found him guilty of the indictment.