Offences: Theft > housebreaking; Theft > receiving; Theft > housebreaking; Theft > receiving; Theft > housebreaking; Theft > housebreaking; Theft > housebreaking
Punishments: Death; Transportation
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Henry Broom , of St. John at Hackeny , and Mary Hutchins , were indicted, the former for breaking open the House of James Lamb , and feloniously stealing thence a set of Crimson Damask Window Curtains, a set of Strawcolour Window Curtains, a Silver Tea Pot, a Silver Mug, Silver Porringer,5 Silver Spoons,15 Gold Rings, and other Goods to a considerable value ; the 21st of December last and Mary Hutchins as Accessary for receiving the same knowing them to be stole .
He was a second time indicted for breaking open the House of Samuel Russel , and taking thence 6 pair of Holland Sheets,11 Holland Shirts,11 China Plates; and other Goods ; the 15th of December last, and Mary Hutchins for receiving the same knowing them to be stole .
James Lamb deposed that his Door next his Garden was barr'd, bolted and lockt over Night, and that in the Morning the found it wide open, a Pannel of it taken out, and his Goods gone. One Chetwood deposed that the Prisoner and himself got over Mr. Lamb's Wall about 12 o Clock at Night, broke open the Door, took the Goods, and brought them home; and sent his Wife and Mary-Hutchins to dispose of the Curtains; and some of the Rings, who sold them to Esther Watson , and she to Clifford, who disposing of them was stopt; that they told Hutchins they had them from Clapton. The Prisoner Broom confest he was guilty of this, and all the other Indictments; he would have clear'd Hutchins, saying she was his Wife, and called Evidence to prove it, cut it appearing that they were married since the disposal of the Goods, the Jury found them both Guilty , Broom of the Felonies and Burglaries. Death , and she as Accessory. Transportation .