Martin Bellamy, Theft > burglary, 28th February 1728.

Reference Number: t17280228-44
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Martin Bellamy , of St. Catherines Cree-Church , was indicted Felony and Burglary, in breaking the House of Giles Holliday , on 5th of this Instant Feb . in the Night-time, and taking thence 12 pounds of sewing Silk, value 10 l. and 20 pair of Worsted Stockings value 5 l. the Property of Giles Holliday aforesaid .

The Prosecutor depos'd, That being disturbed by a Noise on the 5th of Feb. about 4 in the Morning, he look'd out of the Window, and saw four Rogues run away from his House, and going down he found some Places empty, and a considerable Quantity of Goods missing; that he Advertised the Silk and Stockings, and on the 19th Instant he received Advice of his Goods from Samuel Temperal; that after the Prisoner was taken, he confes'd, that he with three others, had broke open the Shop and taken 30 pair of Stockings, and the Silk; eight pair, he said, they had fitted on their Legs, and sold 21 pair to one Mrs. Sykes, where the Prosecutor found them, and they being produced in Court, he swore to the Mark, that they were his.

Mr. Temperal depos'd, That he bought the Silk of the Prisoner, finding it advertised, he took the prisoner and carried him before Magistrate, and that he was present when he made Confession of making the Prosecutor's shop and taking the Goods.

Elianor Sykes depos'd, That she bought twenty-one pair of Stockings of the Prisoner, for which she gave him two Guineas.

James Robinson depos'd, That he was present when the Prisoner made the Confession.

The Evidence being plain against him, and he not denying it on Trial, the Jury found him guilty . Death .


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