Thomas Smith, Theft > burglary, 10th May 1722.
Thomas Smith , alias Newcomb of St. James Westminster , was indicted for breaking the House of John Burt , and taking from thence a Gown, val, 20 s. and other Things, the Goods of Deborah Berwick , on the 7th of December last, about 6 at Night . Deborah Berwick depos'd that she keeps a Cook's Shop , in a Cellar, under John Burt 's, an Upholster in Brewer Street and going out about 6 at Night, she padlockt the Door, and returning in a quarter of an Hour, she saw the Padlock was gone, and going down Stairs, found her Trunk was broke open and emptied. William Falkner depos'd that the prisoner and himself did the Fact. That the prisoner wrench'd off the Padlock, went down Srair, and brought up the Goods, and 18 s. in Money to him. They sold the Goods to one Cannon, in Carnaby Street, Soho, but she is now absconded. The prisoner said in his Defence, that he never was concerned in any Robbery, and that Wild and Falkner spited him, and swore they'd hang him. Guilty .