Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
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13. Robert Parsonson , of St. George, Hanover-Square , was indicted for stealing 12 l. 8 s. the Money of Peter Wilkinson , in the Dwelling-house of the Right Honourable William Earl of Albemarle, Feb 8 .
Peter Wilkinson . I am a Helper in the Lord Albermarle's Stables . On the 14th Day of Feb. having Occasion for some Money, I went to my Box, which was in a Room where the Prisoner and I lay; and found the Hings of the Box strain'd, the Nails drawn, and 8 l. 12 s. 6 d. taken out of the Purse, and 2 Pieces of Iron put in the Stead. The Prisoner, and came again the Sunday following for Mr. Waggs, and I took him on Suspicion of robbing me. We took him into a Back Room, where he find every thing, that he had not much of the Money left, for he had bought a Coat, Waistcoat, and Breeches, 3 new Shirts, 2 Pair of Stockings, a Pair of Shoes, and a silver Stock Buckle; that he had paid his Landlady 2 Guineas, had given his Brother a Guinea, and the rest he would not give any Account of; but he own'd that he drew the Nails, strained the Hinges of the Box, and took 8 l. 12 s. 6 d. out of the Purse, and put 2 Bs of Iron in the Room
The Constable. The Prisoner confessed before Sir Edward Hill, that he bought these Things with the Prosecutor's Money; and that he put these Pieces of Iron into the Purse.
Guilty Death .