Offence: Theft > burglary
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John Stent of St. Clement Danes in the county of Middlesex, was tryed for a burglary in breaking into the chamber of Barnaby Tonstall Esq and endeavouring to rob him of several goods . The evidence was Mr. Tonstall and others deposed, that he found the prisoner in his chamber in Essex-Court , having a dark lanthorn, which he endeavoured to put into his face, and to make his escape, and that the doors were all fast shut, except the closet door. There were no goods carried away, only removed in order so to do. The prisoner said, that the doors were open and that he never broke any lock open, and still insisted upon his innocency, yet the jury were not induced to believe him; so he was found guilty of the indictment.