William Parkinson, Theft > housebreaking, Theft > housebreaking, 21st May 1724.

Reference Number: t17240521-8
Offences: Theft > housebreaking; Theft > housebreaking
Verdicts: Guilty
Punishments: Death

William Parkinson , of the Parish of St. Brides , was indicted for breaking the House of Richard Goodman , and stealing thence divers Goods, and 20 Guineas , the 17th of this Instant May . The Prosecutor depos'd, That the Prisoner was a Lodger before in the House, the Window had been opened after they were gone to Bed, which was about 10 or 11 of the Clock at Night, and that when he was apprehended, he own'd the Commission of the Fact, and that he had the 20 Guineas. Part of the Goods were found on the Prisoner when he was apprehended.

He was indicted a second Time for breaking the House of Richard Goodman the 25th of April last, and stealing divers Goods, Value 25 s. The Evidence depos'd, That the Prisoner, after his Apprehension, did confess that he came over two Walls, and making Use of a Ladder that belonged to a neighbouring Bricklayer; he and another got in at the Window, cutting the Glass with a Diamond, and stole the Money, what he could not tell. The Constable

depos'd, That he having apprehended the Prisoner, he had the Prosecutor's Coat on his Back, and some Papers belonging to the Prosecutor in his Pocket, and that he own'd that they took the so Guineas, but he was so ill used that they gave him but a Guinea of it. The Prisoner own'd that he stood by, while they went into the Prosecutor's House, but did not go in himself: As to the other Robbery he did not do it himself, but two others did it, and gave him the Clothes that were found upon him; but own'd he was privy to it. The Jury found him guilty of both Indictments. Death .


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