Caleb Charlesworth, Theft > burglary, 27th February 1734.

Reference Number: t17340227-36
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

40. Caleb Charlesworth , was indicted for breaking and entring the House of David Morgan , and stealing 3 Quart, 3 Pint, a Half-pint, a Quartern, and Half-quartern, Pewter-pots, a Table-cloth, a Mantle, and an Apron, Nov. 16 . About the Hour of 12 in the Night .

David Morgan. I left my Window shutters fast about 10 at Night, I found them broke open between 6 and 7 in the Morning, - It was then Day light. The Roof of the Shutters was broke, and so they were pull'd pown - I lost 3 Ale-house Quart-pots, 3 Pints, a Half-pint, a Quartern and Half-quartern. A Table-cloth, a Child's Mantle, and an Apron - here is the Quartern-pot - this is the third time I have had my House broke this Year.

Michael Abbot . The Prisoner and I broke open Mr. Morgan's House and stole his Goods on the 16th of Nov. about 2 in the Morning - We cut the Slider of the Window-shutters, and then took them down, and went in.

Edward Lawrence . I took the Prisoner on

Abbot's Information. The Prisoner whisper'd a Man as I afterwards understood to bid Mrs. Silver put the Quartern-pot out of the way, or he shou'd be hang'd; I follow'd this Man to Silver's House, and there found the Pot.

Ann Silver I keep a Chandler's-shop. The Prisoner and Abbot came in to drink, and one of them, I think it was Abbot, pull'd the Pot out of his Pocket, and would give it me. I offer'd them something for it, but they both refus'd - Word was afterwards sent me to heave the Pot away, because it was got in a Robbery.

Prisoner. I came one Morning to Mrs. Silver's, and saw a young Fellow there, whom I did not know, but afterwards heard his Name was Abbot, and this was all the Acquaintance I had with him. The Jury found him Guilty . Death


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