Ellinor Rogers, William Howard.
20th May 1686
Reference Numbert16860520-36
VerdictGuilty; Not Guilty

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Ellinor Rogers and William Howard of St. Pauls Shadwell , Indicted for stealing one Venetian Neck lace, value 3 l. One Silver Thimble, value 9 d. One piece Galloon, value 35 s. and 22 l. in Money , from Saraw Hawkes , Widow , of the aforesaid Parish, on the 15th Instant. Sarah Hawkes the day before Hiring the said Rogers to be her Servant , her Mistris going abroad on Saturday, left her in the House; and at her return missing the aforesaid Goods, the Monday following made diligent enquiry after her, and accidentally met her in Chiswell-street, and Howard with her; whereupon seizing of them, found part of the Money in her custody, and the Neck-lace about her Neck, which she not denying to have taken away from the House of Mrs. Hawkes, she was brought in Guilty ; but Howard making a plausible defence for himself, was found Not Guilty .

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