Robert Elton, Theft > grand larceny, 29th April 1685.

Reference Number: t16850429-9
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Robert Elton Indicted for Stealing from Samuel Smith , one Knife one silver Tobacco-stopper one bundle of Keys, 18 l. in Money, one Silver Cup, one Hanger : The Evidence was that the Sixteenth of March last about two a Clock in the morning, she came into a Cellar-window belonging to the said Smiths house, and took from him the things aforesaid; but he not getting out of the house again the man finding himself robbed when he arose, acquainted his Wife therewith and she presently going into the Cellar to search for the Thief found the said Elton under a Basket. The Evidence being very strong against him, the Jury found him guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

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