Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 01 August 2014), February 1717, trial of William Clark (t17170227-41).

William Clark, Theft > housebreaking, 27th February 1717.

William Clark , of St. Andrews Holbourn , was indicted for breaking the House of Lawrence Andrews , and stealing thence 6 Callico-Gowns, val.3 l.2 Stuff-Gown, val.20 s. and divers other Goods , the Property of Thomas Black , the 14th of June last was 12 Months. The Prosecutor deposed, his House was broken, and the Goods stollen: Abel Downs deposed, that he with the Prisoner and William Plant went together; that Clark with a Chissel raised a Board, put in Will. Plant, who handed out the Goods to the Prisoner and himself; that they sold them for 4 l. to Jane Revel , Plant and he concealed 40 s. of the Mony, and shared the other 40 s. equally between the Prisoner and themselves. The Prisoner had nothing to say in his Defence, so the Jury found him guilty of the indictment.

[Death. See summary.]