Offence: Theft > burglary
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Francis Yates was tried upon an Indictment of Burglary, &c. in breaking the House of John Wheeler , in the Parish of St. James Dukes-Place , on the 18th. of November , in the Night, stealing two brass Pots value 20 s. a Mortar and Pestle, 5 Pewter Dishes, a Coat and Breeches, a Pair of Shoes, Hood, Neckcloath, and some other things of value : The Evidence against him was, that the Windows were forced open by shoving back the Bolt, and the things carried out. He having been a Lodger before in the House, and that the Constable and Watch being abroad, saw him come out of the House over London Wall: As likewise a Woman who looked out at an overtkwart Window, but he then made his escape; yet being afterwards apprehended, a Pair of Shoes stole at the same Time were found in his Custody, and the rest in a Neighbouring Shop, whither he had carried them: So that not giving any satisfactory Account of himself, he was found Guilty of the Burglary and Felony.