William Lipsat, Theft > theft from a specified place, 15th January 1725.

Reference Number: t17250115-10
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > pleaded guilty
Punishment: Death

William Lipsat , of S. Giles's, in the Fields was indicted for stealing in the House of Robert Kelway 57 Guineas and a half, 29 Carolus's, 5 Jacobug's, 3 Moidores, 6 Pieces of Silver value 12 s. a Silver Buckle set with Stones, and 2 Purses value 12 d. the Goods of Robt. Kelway , on the 9th of Dec. last.

Robt. Kelway depos'd, that going out of Town on the 9th of Dec. he left the Money and Goods in the Indictment lock'd up safe in the Drawers of his Scrutore, and remaining the next day, he was told that his Servant (the Prisoner) had robb'd him, and was committed to the Round-House. Edward Higginson depos'd, that about 11 at Night the Prisoner came to him, and desired to lie with him, which he granted, and the next day the Prisoner shew'd him a Watch, 2 Snuff Boxes, (which he had bought the day before) several Pocket-Pieces, and other Things, which raised a Suspicion in the other that they were not honestly gotten. He therefore caused him to be apprehended. The Constable and Watchman depos'd, that upon searching the Prisoner, they found 50 Guineas and a half, 30 Broad Pieces, 3 Moidores, 2 Snuff-Boxes, and a Common-Prayer Book. He confes'd before Justice Ellis, that he broke open his Master's Scrutore, and took from thence the Goods mention'd in the Indictment. His Confession was read in Court, and the Jury found him guilty . Death .


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