Thomas Broughton.
14th January 1686
Reference Numbert16860114-16

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Thomas Broughton was Tryed for making an Assault upon, and Carnally knowing Catherine Phrasier , a Virgin under the age of ten years , in the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields , on the 6th of December last; The proof against him was, That he had entred the Body of the Child at sundry times and given her the Foul Disease, alluring to his wicked purposes and frighting her for some time into a concealment, by telling her her Father and Mother would throw her into the Thames if she discovered it; but the disorder occasioning extream soreness, and she complaining, her Parents found it out; and the Prisoner, who was then an Apprentice to the Father of the Child, having formerly confessed it, and not seeming to deny it in the Court, was found Guilty of that Felony.

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