John Foster, Elizabeth Field, Theft > burglary, Theft > receiving, 8th December 1725.

Reference Number: t17251208-5
Offences: Theft > burglary; Theft > receiving
Verdicts: Not Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

John Foster , of Stepney was indicted with James Sherrard , for breaking the House of Joseph Tolson , and stealing Goods to a considerable Value , on the 6th of October , and Elizabeth Field for receiving the same, know them to be stoln . It appear'd that the House was broke open and robb'd on the Night aforesaid. Captain Tolson depos'd, that one Steele, who lay in Newgate for returning from Transportation, confest that himself, and Foster, and Sherrard committed the Fact; and sold part of the Goods to the Prisoner Field, and the rest to Mary Dun in Southwark. That the Prisoners were apprehended in Moses and Aaron's Alley, White-Chappel. Mary Dun depos'd, that Foster brought Captain Tolson's Shirts to her House, which she pawn'd at his Wife's desire. Foster's Information was read in Court, wherein he confest this Fact among other Felonies. The Jury acquitted Field, but found Foster guilty . Death .


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