Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Not Guilty
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230, 231. (M. 1st.) Shepherd Strutton , and William Ogilivie , were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling house of Edward Guest , on the 19th of January , about the hour of two in the night, and stealing a silver tobacco-box, value 10 s. one moidore, ten guineas, and two half guineas, the property of the said Edward, in his dwelling house . ++
Edward Guest . I live in St. John's-street . My house was broke open between the 18th and 19th of January. My servant acquainted me with it after seven in the morning. I went into my compting-house, and found the lid of my desk broke open, and the drawers all thrown about. I missed a bank note of 20 l. and about 10 l. in money, and a silver tobacco-box.
Q. How had they got into your house?
Guest. They had cut down and broke one of the window-shutters, and broke a pane of glass, and opened the window. I sent my servant to Sir John Fielding , and it was advertised the next day, after which Sir John sent for me, and bound me over to appear against the prisoners. I never got any of my things again.
Prosecutor. I have no other evidence but Bagnall.
The court did not think proper to examine him. They were both acquitted .
See Wood, Bagnall, and Strutton tried together for a burglary, No. 486, 487, 488, in Mr. Alderman Turner's mayoralty. See them all three in company with Peter Graham , tried for another burglary, No. 577, 578, 579, 580, in the same mayoralty. See Bagnall tried, No. 579, in Mr. Alderman Harley's mayoralty. See him tried in company with Graham, Underwood, and Charles Burton , No. 13, in this mayoralty. See Strutton tried for a highway robbery, No. 79, in this mayoralty.