Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Not Guilty
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Samuel Hull Edward Harney alias Harvey , and William Sperry , of Aldgate , were indicted for breaking and entring the House of Tho. Hilton , and taking from thence a Wig val. 2 s. two Hones 3 s. a Looking Glass 30 s and three Ounces of Human Hair val. 10 s. the Goods of Tho. Hilton, on the 27th of April in the Night .
Thomas Hilton thus depos'd: I lie in my Shop; I went to Bed about Midnight, and left all fast. About Two, the Watch call'd me up; I found the Bill of my Window was wrenched off, one of the Shutters taken down, the Sash thrown up, and the Goods in the Indictment missing. The Prisoners were committed to New-Prison on Suspicion of another Robbery. I went thither to them, and found one of my Hones and my Wig upon Ned Harney. My Glass I found at Henry Yarp 's in Hounsditch, who bought it of Sam Hull . The Prisoners then made their Defence. Hull said that the Glass he sold to Yarp was left him by his Father. Harney said that he bought the Wig in Rag-Fair: And Sperry protested, that he was as innocent as the Stones unborn. The Jury acquitted them.