Katharine Jones.
16th May 1689
Reference Numbert16890516-74
VerdictNot Guilty

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Katharine Jones of the Parish of St. Andrews Holbourn , was Indicted for Felony and Burglary, in breaking open the House of Walter South Esq. and taking away 4 Silver Salvers value 18 l. one pair of Candlesticks value 9 l. 4 Silver Plates 8 l, 3 Silver Boxes 12 l. a Silver Pots 40 s. a Jug of Silver 50 s. a Bason 8 l. a Cup 4 l. a Silver Bell 7 l. 9 Spoons 4 l. 10 s. 9 other Spoons 45 s. a Silver Pot 40 s. 12 Silver Sales 11 l. 10 s. 12 silver handed Knives 6 l. a Camblet Cloak 40 s. a pair of Breeches 20 s. and several other Goods and Plate, all to the value of 125 l. The Evidence declared that Mr. South's Chamber was broke open the 2d of February last, but no Evidence appeared to prove that she stole the Plate, and the Prisoner denied it upon her Tryal, altho she had confest before that she had the Plate of one Mr. Goodman, and that she sold some Plate to one Jolly a Goldsmith in Lombard-street. So the Evidence being but circumstantial, and somewhat dubious, after a long Hearing She was acquitted .


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