Christopher Ward, John Leman, Theft > burglary, 1st May 1717.

Reference Number: t17170501-65
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Christopher Ward , and John Leman , were indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of George Emmerton , in the night time, and stealing thence Goods to the value of 4 l. the property of Ann Morse , the 15th of Jan . last. The Prosecutor deposed, that hearing a noise about 5 a Clock in the Morning, she comes down, finds her Shutter taken down, and the goods gone. Susan Dorrel deposed, that the going along saw the Prisoners committing the Fact and Leman come out at the Shop window; that she knew them, having had dealings with them before; that they threatened her if she did not buy the goods they would swear her into the Robbery, and that they told her had they not been disturbed, they designed to have cleared the Shop. that she did buy them, but considering her danger, went and informed the prosecutor. The Jury found them both guilty of the indictment.

[Death. See summary.]


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