Henry Sewel, Theft > burglary, 6th June 1717.

Reference Number: t17170606-36
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Henry Sewel alias Old Harry of St. Andrew's Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of William Towers , the 29th of October last was two Years, at 10 a clock in the Night-time, and stealing thence 4 dozen pair of Yarn Stockings, val.48 s. and 12 pair of Socks, val.2 s. The Prosecutor deposed, the Sash of the Shop-window was broken, and the Goods stollen. James Evans deposed, that himself the Prisoner, and one Rhodes, did the Fact; that the Prisoner look'd in at the Window, and seeing no body there, said it was a Bob ken (i.e. that it was a House easy to be robbed) so he broke the Sash , stole the Stockings, and sold them to Deborah Stens . Another Evidence depos'd that when they apprehended him he told them he was not afraid of being Hang'd, for he should never be Hang'd by the Testimony of one that made himself in Evidence, for he had been try'd several times before and always came off for all their Evidences; however the Jury now found him Guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]


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