James Appleton, Theft > burglary, 28th February 1722.

Reference Number: t17220228-16
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

James Appleton , of St. Andrew Holbourn , was a 2d time indicted for breaking and entring the House of Alice Merchant , on the 19th of November last, in the night time; and taking from thence 2 suits of head Cloaths, 5 s. 6 Guineas, and other things , the Goods and Money of Alice Merchant. Alice Merchant depos'd, that about six on Sunday Night as she was sitting by the Fire in a back Kitchen, her house was broke open, and the Goods in the Indictment carry'd off. Richard Jones depos'd, that he and the prisoner going along Castle yard in Holbourn , saw the Prosecutors door standing a jar; Jones went into the entry and saw only one Woman within. Jones then broke the Shutter, and the prisoner took down a whole light of Glass, and heaving his body in at the Window, took out 2 boxes and 2 Books, and gave them to Jones who hid them. Jones being taken at the Robbery in Grays Inn, made himself an Evidence against the other. Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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