Offence: Theft > housebreaking
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Mary Lovelock , of St. Botolph's Aldgate , was indicted for breaking the Dwelling-house of John Williams in the Day-time, and stealing thence a Silk Damask Gown and Petticoat, and other Goods to the value of 8 l. the 1st of July last. The Prosecutor depos'd, That he having been out upon the Trained Bands last Whitsuntide happen'd to be wounded, and going out with his Wife three Weeks after to the Surgeon as be dressed, when he came back he found his Door opened and his Goods gone. But he knew not what became of 'em, till one Mary Dickson , who liv'd in the same House, was lately robbed; upon which the Prisoner, who was a near Neighbour, being suspected, was examined and had confessed that she had robbed him and sold the Goods in Rag-Fair. She confessed the Fact before the Justice: But upon her Tryal she denied the Fact. However the Jury found her Guilty .