John Daynter, Theft > housebreaking, 3rd September 1690.

Reference Number: t16900903-32
Offence: Theft > housebreaking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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John Daynter , was tryed for committing a great Robbery, by breaking the House of one Mr. Joseph Yates , in the day-time, on the 29th of August , and taking away a Silver Nutmeg grater, value 10 s. 6 lac'd Pinners, value 14 l. 1 Picture set in Gold, 20 l. 20 Yards of Dimity, 20 s. 15 Yards of Silver Fringe 40 s. a Gold Chain and Plate, and abundance of very Rich Wearing Apparel, to a great value, and 27 s. in Mony, &c. It appeared, That the Prisoner inveigled with another Man, who is since brought an Evidence against him, to go to the House and perswade the Maid to go to the Fair, that he might have Oppertunity to rob the House Which he did, and set the Door ashoar, whilst the Maid was above Stairs dressing her self, in order to go with the other Man to the Fair: In the interim the Prisoner slipt in at the Door, and hid himself in the Cellar, and after they were gone, he rifled the House, There was a Trunk some time after found in Shoe-Lane, and some of the Mony in it, which the Maid, one Judith Williams , owned to be hers, and the Trunk was the Prisoners: So, upon the whole Matter, it was look'd upon, by the Court, to be a piece of great Villany in the Prisoner; and although the Prisoner denied it in part, using several Evasions, particularly desiring Counsel, when there was no matter of Law arose: After a long hearing he was found Guilty of Felony.

[Death. See summary.]

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