Offences: Theft > housebreaking; Theft > receiving
Verdicts: Guilty; Not Guilty
* 23 Robert Legrose , of St. Mary, White-chapple , was indicted (with William Yorke , not taken) for breaking and entering the House of John Clack , and stealing 31 Cloth Coats, value 30 s. 23 Cloth Waistcoats, value 20 s. 13 Cloth Jackets, value 10 s. 13 pair of Breeches, value 5 s. 6 Shirts, value 12 s. one pair of Leather Breeches, value 1 s. and 3 Shifts, value 3 s. the Goods of John Clack , Sept. 17 . And,
John Clack . My House was broke open on the 17th of Sept and robb'd of the Things mention'd in the Indictment; my Doors were fast when I went to Bed, and when I was wak'd, I found 'em broke in a violent manner. The Lock on the inside was broke, and the Padlock taken off; I lost so many Things, that I was obliged to hire a Cart to bring them here last Sessions.
Valentine Harman. The Prisoner Legrose, one Wood, and two Men that were try'd last Sessions, brought some Cloaths to my House: I live in Rag-Fair and deal in Rabbits, and was going to the Brew-house for Grains, when they came in, with each his Arm full of Cloaths; it was the 17th, of Sept. between One and Two in the Morning. They laid their Bundles down on the Ground,
Clack, again. When I was call'd out of Bed, I went to the House where that Gentlewoman who stands at the Bar lives, and we demanded Entrance; she kept us some time at the Door before she would let us in, and when we did get in, I saw a great many of my Cloaths on the Cellar-stairs.
Harman. Mrs. Carlow, was at that Time gone to France, and the Prisoner Frame , was left to take Care of the House.
Prisoner Frame. I desire the Prosecutor may be ask'd, whether he found any of his Cloaths in my Room?
Clack. I don't remember that I was in her Room.
Harman. I am positive it was the Prisoner Frame that kept us out, for I saw her thro' the Key-Hole, and the Yard-Door was open, but I can't say that she knew of the other Prisoner's going out.
Frame. I waited in the Room with his Witnesses all the last Sessions, and he said my Name was never mentioned; I drank Part of two full Pots of Beer with him.
Clack. I did mention her Name here several Times; and as to drinking with her, I don't know but I might drink a drop of Gin with her.
The Constable. I had Legrose's Commitment from Justice Fowke to bring him to Newgate, and in the Way thither I told him he had better have gone abroad; but he said, D - n it, it is too late now, but I wish I had the old Rogue (the Prosecutor) in my Place. He desired that I would speak for him, that he might be put in the same Place with his Accomplice Madder.
Legrose. I know nothing of what is alledged against me.
Frame. I was to have 2 s. a Week for looking after this Woman's House; I never saw this Man till I saw him in Prison .
The Revd Mr. Guthrie. The Prisoner Frame liv'd with me as a Servant two or three Years, and I never heard but that she was an honest Woman.
Legrose Guilty , Death . Frame Acquitted .