Richard Lyn, Theft > burglary, 17th October 1727.

Reference Number: t17271017-13
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Richard Lyn , of St. Sepulchre's was indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of John Boyce on the 24th of July last in the Night-time, and taking thence a Suit of Apparel, a Hat, a Pair of Sheets, and 4 Napkins . The Prosecutor depos'd, that his House was broke open on the 24th of July about 12 at Night, and the Goods mention'd in the Indictment taken, and that next Day he saw the Prisoner in Whitechapel-Fields with the Suit of Cloathes on his Back, but he being in Company with some Russians, he did not then think proper to Seize him for fear of being murder'd, but finding him afterwards he apprehended him, at which Time the Prisoner confess'd his breaking open the House and taking the Goods. And as a farther Confirmation of the Fact, the Prosecutor depose'd, That when he came into his Room, out of which his Cloaths were taken,

he found a Pair of old Shoes and a Pair of Breeches which he had given to the Prisoner some Time before. He had little to say in his Defence, but that the Prosecutor found him in the Street, and asked him to go home and lie in his House, but his appearing to be at another Time, and the Fact plain, the Jury found him guilty . Death .


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