Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 6.0, 28 August 2014), February 1717, trial of Matth.ew Adcock (t17170227-42).

Matth.ew Adcock, Theft > burglary, 27th February 1717.

Matth.ew Adcock , of St. Giles Cripplegate , was indicted for breaking the House of Ann Batchelor in the Night-time, and stealing thence 9 pair of Linnen Sheets,24 Linnen Shirts and Sheets, and other Goods , the 2d of Jan. last. The Prosecutor deposed, her House was broken, and her Goods stolen. William Britton deposed, that he, the Prisoner, and one Charles Lodge , went to the Prosecutor's, which is the Pest-house , digged down the Peer of the Window, carried off the Goods, having so many they were forced to leave some behind them in the Fields , and sold them to one Eliz Ran . The Prisoner denied the Fact, but the Jury found him guilty of the Indictment.

[Death. See summary.]