Offence: Theft > burglary
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45, 46. Hannah Robinson , and Dorothy Middleton , of St. Mary, Whitechapel , were indicted for breaking and entering the House of Thomas Reveley , about the Hour of two in the Night, and stealing ten Pewter Plates, a large Pewter Dish, a Pair of Brass Candlesticks, a Pair of Tongs, an Iron Poker, a Pair of Bellows, a Knife, a Heater, 4 Pair of Worsted Stockings, a Pair of Pattins, a Table Cloth, 4 Pewter Spoons, a Pewter Pan, an Apron, a Hat, a Copper Tea Kettle, a Copper Coffee Pot, a Stew Pan, a Pot-Lid, and 2 Silver Tea-Spoons, the Goods of Thomas Reveley , and a Hat and a Cambrick Cap , the Goods of Wm Macneal , Feb 18 .
Thomas Reveley . About three Weeks ago, I can't tell the Day, I made all my Doors fast, and went to Bed, and in the Morning when I got up, my House was broke open, and robb'd of the Things mentioned in the Indictment. Some Time afterwards the Prisoner Robinson brought me two Spoons, a Knife, and a Heater, and begged to be admitted an Evidence.Robinson Home with it. Than Middleton and I went backward, to get into the Kitchen; out the Window which looked into the Yard being shut, she forced it open with a Fork, and put me in, and I opened the Door to her. We took from thence ten Pewter Plates, and a great many other Things, and delivered them to Robinson, who carried Home as many of them as she could at a Time. When all these Things were carried away, and we were going Home, Middleton who had been the old M Lodger, ran up Stairs with a Knife in her Hand, and said, she would kill the old Man and his Wife, for she knew they had Money in a Corner Cupboard, and she certainly would have done it, if Robinson and I had not pulled her down Stairs.
Middleton. Did I ever propose killing Mr. Reveley?
Reynolds. Indeed you did; - I have said nothing out the Truth.
Mary Macneal . I lodge in Reveley's House; when the Prisoners were taken, my Cap was found hanging on a Line in this Middleton's Room, and my Hat was on one of their Heads, when they were before the Justice. The Prisoner Middleton lodged at Reveley's about two Years ago.