Richard Marshall, Mary Horsenail, Amy Mason, Theft > burglary, Theft > receiving, Theft > receiving, 11th October 1732.

Reference Number: t17321011-30
Offences: Theft > burglary; Theft > receiving; Theft > receiving
Verdicts: Not Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

43. Richard Marshall , 44. Mary Horsenail , alias Marshall , and 45. Amy Mason alias Griffin , of Islington , were a second Time indicted, he for breaking and entring the House of Thomas Robe , Esq ; and stealing a Feather bed, value 3 l. 2 Bolsters, 2 Blankets. 18 Pewter Plates, 6 Brass Candlesticks, 1 China Canister, 2 China Tea cups, 1 Silver Tea-spoon, 2 Copper Tea-kettles, 1 Copper Coffee-pot, 1 Copper Chocolate-pot, 3 Sauce-pans, 1 Porringer, 1 Pair of Snuffers, 6 Knives, 6 Forks, and 1 Table-cloth, the Goods of Thomas Robe , Esq; August 31, 1731 , about the Hour of 2 in the Night . And Mary Marshall , for receiving two China Cups, and one Brass Candlestick ; and Amy Griffin for receiving 1 Table-cloth, part of the said Goods, they knowing them to be stolen .

Mr. Robe. In the Morning of the 31st of August was a Twelve-Month, News was brought me, that my House at Islington was broke open, and my Goods taken away. I had just furnish'd it, with an Intention of sending my

Children thither. I went to see what Condition the House was in. I found the Doors all forced open, and that the Furniture was carried off. Mr. Carey's House being robb'd, I granted him a Warrant to search for his Goods, and in that Search some of my Goods were found.

Michael Guy . When I went to make Distress in the Prisoner Richard Marshall 's House, for Rent due to Mr. Wood the Landlord, I found these China Cups, and this Brass Candlestick, which Mr. Robe swears to be his.

Martha Harrison . This is my Master's Candlestick, and these Knives and Forks I believe to be his, and the same that were in his House at Islington.

John Prizmore . And these Knives and Forks I bought of the Prisoner Richard Marshall .

John Newnham . This Table-cloth was pawn'd to me in the Name of Amy Griffin ; but I am not certain whether it was she or her Sister that brought it.

Martha Harrison . This is my Master's Table cloth.

John Griffin . One Night, between 11 and 12, about the latter-end of August was a 12 Month, Dick Marshal and I went to the Prosecutor's House at Islington. We got over the Wall into the next Garden, and there we found a Gun. Then we went to the Garden-house Door, and broke it open with an Iron Crow, and there we found a China Decanister, and a Pewter Cover. Then we broke open all the other Doors that stood in our Way, and rumaged the House from Top to Bottom. We took the Bedding and Pewter, and Brass, and what else we could come at, and carried them all to Dick's House, and most of them were sold from thence. The Bed and Bolster, and one of the Blankets were sold to Mr. Worth.

Eliz. Thornton. I bought a Dish and 5 Plates of Elizabeth Green, thinking they had been her own, and now Justice Robe claims them.

Martha Harrison . These are Mr. Robe's Dishes and Plates; they were taken from his House at Islington.

Eliz. Green. I was employ'd to sell Plates in the Name of John Griffin . He said he and his Wife was fell out. He sold a Featherbed and a Bolster, and a Blanket, to Mr. Worth upon Saffron-Hill.

Mr. Worth. I am a Broker. Eliz. Green came and told me, that a Man and his Wife at Mr. Marshall's, were sell out, and that the Man was resolved to sell the Bed. I had known Mr. Marshall 10 or 12 Years. He kept a House at Cow-cross, and paid Scot and Lot, and lived in Credit, and no Body would have disputed to have bought any thing of him. So I went and bought the Bed for 35 s. and I could not afford to give more; for I had a Sale at Islington not long after, and I sent this Bed thither, and allow'd it at 40 s. but no body would give so much, and so I was forced to bring it home again.

R. Marshall. This Griffin has been reckon'd a Thief for these 5 and 20 Years, and he has brought so many People into Trouble only to save himself. Eliz. Green told me, that he and his Wife had sell out, and upon that Pretence he brought these Goods to my House, and told me that he had them from Holloway, and was resolved to sell them, and so I sent Eliz. Green to Mr. Worth's and he came and bought the Bed. The Jury acquitted the 2 Women, and found Rich. Marshall guilty of the Indictment. Death .


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